Balding buddies
When Jim Walters (center) shaved his head last week because of chemotherapy, some of his golfing buddies got together to show their support for him during his battle with cancer.

Recreation events
SPOOK-TACKULAR DONATIONS NEEDED: The center is looking for sponsorships and donations for its annual Halloween Spook-Tackular on Friday. The center had 176 children at last year's event and expects twice as many this year.

Around the block
The Aiken Jaycees' Western Carolina State Fair continues through Saturday at the Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1 North.

Grant spurs museum changes
Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum recently received a $20,462 grant from South Carolina National Heritage Corridor for exhibit and room renovations.

Events
PARENT WORKSHOP ON ADOPTION: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday; Greenville Technical College, Barton Campus, 506 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, S.C.; open to the public; no child care; $30; (800) 922-1183

Schoolchildren pledge to stay away from guns
The two-minute skit is simple yet effective in showing children how they can help stop gun violence.

This week
WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Through Saturday; Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1 North; features musical acts Tracy Lawrence, Fuego North de San Luis Potosi, The Coasters, The Drifters and The Tams, respectively; other attractions: the Western Carolina State Fair Pageant and the University of South Carolina Aiken World Championship Rodeo; gates open at 5 p.m. each weekday, noon weekends; admission: $6 daily, except free Wednesday; 648-8955 or visit westerncarolinastatefair.com

Golf marathon benefits homeless
Twenty-three golfers came out swinging for a good cause Monday.

Recreation events
SPOOK-TACKULAR DONATIONS NEEDED: The center is looking for sponsorships and donations for its annual Halloween Spook-Tackular on Friday. The center had 176 children at last year's event and expects twice as many this year.

911 system will receive an upgrade
If you dial 911 from your cell phone in Aiken today, emergency dispatchers won't know instantly where you are.

Comedy has a dark side
Dewey Scott-Wiley tells her cast that comedy isn't always as easy as it looks.

It's hammer time
Joe Shake (from left), Stu Overton and Ricky Rule install a door at Patricia Thomas' home in Aiken The men were volunteers with the United Way's annual Project VISION Day in Aiken County on Oct. 14.

Athlete Spotlight: Michael Pippen
Initially, it was sibling rivalry that propelled Michael Pippen to excel in cross country running.

County council votes against televised sessions
With little comment and one vote, Aiken County Council on Tuesday stunned member Willar Hightower by defeating his 1-year crusade to make council meetings accessible to residents via television.

Events
PARENT WORKSHOP ON ADOPTION: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday; Greenville Technical College, Barton Campus, 506 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, S.C.; open to the public; no child care; $30; (800) 922-1183

Schoolchildren pledge to stay away from guns
The two-minute skit is simple yet effective in showing children how they can help stop gun violence.

Across the river
THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE: 3 p.m. today; Monte Sano Elementary School auditorium, 2164 Richmond Ave.; performed by the Augusta Players Youth Theatre; $10 adults; $8 seniors; $6 children 12 and younger; 826-4707

911 system will receive an upgrade
If you dial 911 from your cell phone in Aiken today, emergency dispatchers won't know instantly where you are.

Golf marathon benefits homeless
Twenty-three golfers came out swinging for a good cause Monday.

County council votes against televised sessions
With little comment and one vote, Aiken County Council on Tuesday stunned member Willar Hightower by defeating his 1-year crusade to make council meetings accessible to residents via television.

Meetings
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays; Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken; 641-5926

Athlete Spotlight: Michael Pippen
Initially, it was sibling rivalry that propelled Michael Pippen to excel in cross country running.

Meetings
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays; Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken; 641-5926

Comedy has a dark side
Dewey Scott-Wiley tells her cast that comedy isn't always as easy as it looks.

Across the river
THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE: 3 p.m. today; Monte Sano Elementary School auditorium, 2164 Richmond Ave.; performed by the Augusta Players Youth Theatre; $10 adults; $8 seniors; $6 children 12 and younger; 826-4707

Balding buddies
When Jim Walters (center) shaved his head last week because of chemotherapy, some of his golfing buddies got together to show their support for him during his battle with cancer.

This week
WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Through Saturday; Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1 North; features musical acts Tracy Lawrence, Fuego North de San Luis Potosi, The Coasters, The Drifters and The Tams, respectively; other attractions: the Western Carolina State Fair Pageant and the University of South Carolina Aiken World Championship Rodeo; gates open at 5 p.m. each weekday, noon weekends; admission: $6 daily, except free Wednesday; 648-8955 or visit westerncarolinastatefair.com

It's hammer time
Joe Shake (from left), Stu Overton and Ricky Rule install a door at Patricia Thomas' home in Aiken The men were volunteers with the United Way's annual Project VISION Day in Aiken County on Oct. 14.

Cross country team might go distance
South Aiken High School cross country coach Russ Busbee feels pretty good about his girls team's chances in the state championship meet on Nov. 5.

Cross country team might go distance
South Aiken High School cross country coach Russ Busbee feels pretty good about his girls team's chances in the state championship meet on Nov. 5.

Grant spurs museum changes
Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum recently received a $20,462 grant from South Carolina National Heritage Corridor for exhibit and room renovations.

Around the block
The Aiken Jaycees' Western Carolina State Fair continues through Saturday at the Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1 North.

'On Beauty' a racial, cultural and political stew
Zadie Smith's first novel "White Teeth," was a hilarious best-seller that placed the young Brit on the literary map.

'Wedding' reunion is emotional one
High school reunions are gatherings fraught with awkward moments, emotional meltdowns and plenty of chances for confession. When the group is small, with midlife crises already forcing radical decisions, the chances of such drama are heightened.

'Wedding' reunion is emotional one
High school reunions are gatherings fraught with awkward moments, emotional meltdowns and plenty of chances for confession. When the group is small, with midlife crises already forcing radical decisions, the chances of such drama are heightened.

'Wedding' reunion is emotional one

New thrillers offer doom and gloom
Saudi Arabia's royal family has been deposed, oil is more precious than ever and the world faces possible nuclear war.

'On Beauty' a racial, cultural and political stew

'On Beauty' a racial, cultural and political stew
Zadie Smith's first novel "White Teeth," was a hilarious best-seller that placed the young Brit on the literary map.

New thrillers offer doom and gloom

New thrillers offer doom and gloom
Saudi Arabia's royal family has been deposed, oil is more precious than ever and the world faces possible nuclear war.

Crede again clutch in win
CHICAGO - Joe Crede has two herniated discs in his back, and he broke a finger in late August, though it was hard to tell in Saturday night's World Series opener.

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

Crede again clutch in win

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.

Guillen, Aparicio indulge in history
CHICAGO - Ozzie Guillen saw Luis Aparicio and moved quickly to give him a big hug, two Venezuelans and former White Sox shortstops united at the World Series.

Bagwell will be DH for Astros
CHICAGO - When Jeff Bagwell found out that he was going to be the Houston Astros' designated hitter for the World Series opener, he had only one question.

Guillen, Aparicio indulge in history

Bagwell will be DH for Astros

Bagwell will be DH for Astros
CHICAGO - When Jeff Bagwell found out that he was going to be the Houston Astros' designated hitter for the World Series opener, he had only one question.

Crede again clutch in win
CHICAGO - Joe Crede has two herniated discs in his back, and he broke a finger in late August, though it was hard to tell in Saturday night's World Series opener.

Guillen, Aparicio indulge in history
CHICAGO - Ozzie Guillen saw Luis Aparicio and moved quickly to give him a big hug, two Venezuelans and former White Sox shortstops united at the World Series.

Too bad you can't rewind technology

Wyatt Cole Day
Tommy and Amy Day of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Cole, born October 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hailey Chyane Owens
Jami Reese and David Owens are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Chyane, born September 17, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

John Matthew Conley
John and Sharyn Conley of Marietta, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Matthew, born September 6, 2005 at Wellstar Healthcare System in Marietta, Ga.

John Matthew Conley

Christian Dean Cartin
Michael Dean and Stephanie Lynn Cartin of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Christian Dean, born October 5, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jackson Raymond Williamson

Gabriel Josiah Foster
Steven and Bonnie Foster of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gabriel Josiah, born September 2, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Samuel Walker Comell

Jackson Raymond Williamson
W. Allen and Allena Melissa Williamson, Jr. of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Raymond, born October 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Christian Dean Cartin

Gabriel Josiah Foster

Haley LeighAnn Odom
Hastin Benjamin and Elizabeth Ann Odom IV of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Haley LeighAnn Odom, born October 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Xander Hayden Atkinson

Liam Matthew Mears
Kerri Schrader and Roderick Mears are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Liam Matthew, born October 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hailey Chyane Owens

Annalee Elizabeth Caveney
Scott William and Caroline Duncan Caveney of Kennesaw, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Annalee Elizabeth, born September 7, 2005 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga.

Logan Christopher Brantley

Xander Hayden Atkinson
Robert and Rachel Atkinson of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Xander Hayden, born October 13, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Bentley and Charles Salley

Samuel Walker Comell
C. Scott and Kristi Goodwin Comell of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Samuel Walker, born September 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Casey Beau Fowler

Jim Lareke Leverett
Danielle Francis and Jim Leverett, Sr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jim Lareke, born October 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Thomson.

Liam Matthew Mears

Ian Andrew Lawson
Christopher R. and Miranda L. Bender of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ian Andrew Lawson, born September 22, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Ian Andrew Lawson

Logan Christopher Brantley
Glenn and Jennie Brantley of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Logan Christopher, born October 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Trever James Thompson

Casey Beau Fowler
Douglas Page and Natalie Paige Fowler of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Casey Beau, born October 2, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

JaNiyah Amani Donaldson

Jim Lareke Leverett
Danielle Francis and Jim Leverett, Sr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jim Lareke, born October 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Thomson.

Eva Joy Levine

Jackson Raymond Williamson
W. Allen and Allena Melissa Williamson, Jr. of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Raymond, born October 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Haley LeighAnn Odom

Samuel Walker Comell
C. Scott and Kristi Goodwin Comell of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Samuel Walker, born September 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lansing James Jenkins

John Matthew Conley
John and Sharyn Conley of Marietta, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John Matthew, born September 6, 2005 at Wellstar Healthcare System in Marietta, Ga.

Annalee Elizabeth Caveney

Xander Hayden Atkinson
Robert and Rachel Atkinson of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Xander Hayden, born October 13, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Wyatt Cole Day

Gabriel Josiah Foster
Steven and Bonnie Foster of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gabriel Josiah, born September 2, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Trever James Thompson
Morgan James and April Proctor Thompson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Trever James, born October 5, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Annalee Elizabeth Caveney
Scott William and Caroline Duncan Caveney of Kennesaw, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Annalee Elizabeth, born September 7, 2005 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga.

Casey Beau Fowler
Douglas Page and Natalie Paige Fowler of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Casey Beau, born October 2, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Wyatt Cole Day
Tommy and Amy Day of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Cole, born October 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lansing James Jenkins
Mark Stanley and Amy Poston Jenkins of Thomson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lansing James, born October 4, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Liam Matthew Mears
Kerri Schrader and Roderick Mears are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Liam Matthew, born October 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Bentley and Charles Salley
John Joseph and Tara Jones Salley of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their twin sons, Bentley Jones and Charles Porter, born July 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Christian Dean Cartin
Michael Dean and Stephanie Lynn Cartin of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Christian Dean, born October 5, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Logan Christopher Brantley
Glenn and Jennie Brantley of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Logan Christopher, born October 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Savannah Raye Tomkinson
Brian and April Tomkinson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Raye, born August 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

JaNiyah Amani Donaldson
Courtney Johnson and Patrick Donaldson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, JaNiyah Amani, born October 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Eva Joy Levine
Scott Arthur and Ashley Dorris Levine of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Eva Joy, born September 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Haley LeighAnn Odom
Hastin Benjamin and Elizabeth Ann Odom IV of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Haley LeighAnn Odom, born October 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

JaNiyah Amani Donaldson
Courtney Johnson and Patrick Donaldson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, JaNiyah Amani, born October 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Eva Joy Levine
Scott Arthur and Ashley Dorris Levine of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Eva Joy, born September 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Bentley and Charles Salley
John Joseph and Tara Jones Salley of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their twin sons, Bentley Jones and Charles Porter, born July 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ian Andrew Lawson
Christopher R. and Miranda L. Bender of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ian Andrew Lawson, born September 22, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Trever James Thompson
Morgan James and April Proctor Thompson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Trever James, born October 5, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Savannah Raye Tomkinson
Brian and April Tomkinson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Raye, born August 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Savannah Raye Tomkinson

Hailey Chyane Owens
Jami Reese and David Owens are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Chyane, born September 17, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jim Lareke Leverett

Lansing James Jenkins
Mark Stanley and Amy Poston Jenkins of Thomson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lansing James, born October 4, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

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

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.

Property transfers

Business calendar
- Wednesday: North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, ABC Connection, Preventing Fraud for Older Americans, by the Better Business Bureau; noon, chamber offices; bring lunch and dessert, beverage provided.

Business calendar
- Wednesday: North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, ABC Connection, Preventing Fraud for Older Americans, by the Better Business Bureau; noon, chamber offices; bring lunch and dessert, beverage provided.

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.

Preparation is important at trade event

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.

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.

Everthere Carriers takes new product to health exposition
ATLANTA - Lloyd Wolf charged his 400-pound, all-terrain wheelchair straight toward Everthere Carriers.

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.

Business briefs
The mars-venus debate about male and female differences might rage forever. a survey of 1,000 investors demonstrates how we differ when it comes to money.

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.

Business briefs

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.

Everthere Carriers takes new product to health exposition
ATLANTA - Lloyd Wolf charged his 400-pound, all-terrain wheelchair straight toward Everthere Carriers.

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.

New TICs shake up apartment market
SAN FRANCISCO - People desperate enough to own a home in this hyperactive real estate market have long resorted to a risky exercise in group dynamics: Sharing a multimillion-dollar mortgage on a small apartment building with a bunch of friends or even strangers.

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.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Oct. 7-14. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

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.

Preparation is important at trade event
Whether you're selling an ice-pack brassiere or an elevating wheelchair, a trade show can be the perfect place to increase business, company officials said at the 26th annual Medtrade Conference & Exposition.

Toyota scrambling to meet growing hybrid demand

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Oct. 7-14. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Local bank has 12 percent gain

New TICs shake up apartment market
SAN FRANCISCO - People desperate enough to own a home in this hyperactive real estate market have long resorted to a risky exercise in group dynamics: Sharing a multimillion-dollar mortgage on a small apartment building with a bunch of friends or even strangers.

S.C. jobless rate higher in September

Business calendar

Industries suffer under weight of diesel costs

Everthere Carriers takes new product to health exposition

Business briefs
The mars-venus debate about male and female differences might rage forever. a survey of 1,000 investors demonstrates how we differ when it comes to money.

New TICs shake up apartment market

Partridge Inn work will bring new look

Preparation is important at trade event
Whether you're selling an ice-pack brassiere or an elevating wheelchair, a trade show can be the perfect place to increase business, company officials said at the 26th annual Medtrade Conference & Exposition.

No tax will cost voters a pretty penny

No tax will cost voters a pretty penny
"Pennies for Progress" will be more like "Pennies From Heaven" for Augusta officials facing an $8.3-million deficit in the city's proposed 2006 general fund budget if the group that has banded together to sell the tax to voters is successful. And by the way, that projected deficit is based on the assumption the penny-tax fountain will still be flowing next year. If it's not ... well, we don't even want to think about it. City Administrator Fred Russell's proposal for balancing the budget already includes a 1.92 mill increase. If the tax is not renewed, the deficit would certainly grow when sales tax revenues become a trickle and then dry up early next year.

No tax will cost voters a pretty penny
"Pennies for Progress" will be more like "Pennies From Heaven" for Augusta officials facing an $8.3-million deficit in the city's proposed 2006 general fund budget if the group that has banded together to sell the tax to voters is successful. And by the way, that projected deficit is based on the assumption the penny-tax fountain will still be flowing next year. If it's not ... well, we don't even want to think about it. City Administrator Fred Russell's proposal for balancing the budget already includes a 1.92 mill increase. If the tax is not renewed, the deficit would certainly grow when sales tax revenues become a trickle and then dry up early next year.

Clemson topples Temple
CLEMSON, S.C. - After Clemson's 37-7 win over winless Temple, the senior quarterback went over to the freshman receiver, patted him on the shoulder and paid him a compliment the humble rookie said he will never forget.

Clemson topples Temple

Whitehurst sets all-time Clemson total offense record
CLEMSON, S.C. - Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst has quietly become Clemson's all-time leader in total offense.

Whitehurst sets all-time Clemson total offense record
CLEMSON, S.C. - Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst has quietly become Clemson's all-time leader in total offense.

Clemson topples Temple
CLEMSON, S.C. - After Clemson's 37-7 win over winless Temple, the senior quarterback went over to the freshman receiver, patted him on the shoulder and paid him a compliment the humble rookie said he will never forget.

Whitehurst sets all-time Clemson total offense record

Southern conference roundup
In Spartanburg, S.C., Richie Williams threw for 249 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 73 yards to lift Appalachian State past Wofford.

Stars shine bright for Texas in runaway
AUSTIN, Texas - As Billy Pittman cruised into the end zone with a 75-yard touchdown pass, Vince Young struck a pose. Hands on hips and chest out, Superman style, the Texas quarterback soaked in the roar of an adoring crowd.

Southern conference roundup
In Spartanburg, S.C., Richie Williams threw for 249 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 73 yards to lift Appalachian State past Wofford.

SEC roundup
OXFORD, Miss. - A week after one of the Southeastern Conference's best teams squeaked past Mississippi, it was the Rebels' turn to escape against one of the league's worst.

Tide high after kick tops Vols
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - With a kick, a fumble and a catch, No. 5 Alabama ended a decade of frustration in its bitter rivalry with Tennessee.

SEC roundup
OXFORD, Miss. - A week after one of the Southeastern Conference's best teams squeaked past Mississippi, it was the Rebels' turn to escape against one of the league's worst.

Stars shine bright for Texas in runaway
AUSTIN, Texas - As Billy Pittman cruised into the end zone with a 75-yard touchdown pass, Vince Young struck a pose. Hands on hips and chest out, Superman style, the Texas quarterback soaked in the roar of an adoring crowd.

Tide high after kick tops Vols

SEC roundup

Stars shine bright for Texas in runaway

Southern conference roundup

Tide high after kick tops Vols
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - With a kick, a fumble and a catch, No. 5 Alabama ended a decade of frustration in its bitter rivalry with Tennessee.

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.

A bad idea on trash

We promise: no more negative editorials*
Augusta Commission candidate Bernard Harper blames The Chronicle for Augusta's ills. The newspaper needs to stop writing negative articles, he says.

'Spooky' attacks horror of hunger
They could get the biggest bag ever made. They could stay out all night long. They could reach into the bowl at each home and grab a fistful of candy and run.

We promise: no more negative editorials*
Augusta Commission candidate Bernard Harper blames The Chronicle for Augusta's ills. The newspaper needs to stop writing negative articles, he says.

'Spooky' attacks horror of hunger

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.

'Spooky' attacks horror of hunger
They could get the biggest bag ever made. They could stay out all night long. They could reach into the bowl at each home and grab a fistful of candy and run.

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.

Enforce road project schedules

Bordering on real action?
Do a country's borders show up on radar?

Bordering on real action?
Do a country's borders show up on radar?

Bordering on real action?

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.

We promise: no more negative editorials*

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 - 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.

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 - 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.

Rewards cards help build savings

Rewards cards help build savings
NEW YORK - It's increasingly obvious that Americans are not very diligent about saving money.

Compact fluorescents give off light, not heat

Compact fluorescents give off light, not heat
Q: I'm seeing more and more of those new efficient light bulbs on the shelves of stores, but still can't figure out why anyone would pay so much to buy one of them.

Rewards cards help build savings
NEW YORK - It's increasingly obvious that Americans are not very diligent about saving money.

Compact fluorescents give off light, not heat
Q: I'm seeing more and more of those new efficient light bulbs on the shelves of stores, but still can't figure out why anyone would pay so much to buy one of them.

Eagles dismiss Bulldogs
STATESBORO, Ga. - Someone had to pay. The 24th-ranked Georgia Southern Eagles took out their frustrations on The Citadel Saturday afternoon, routing the Bulldogs, 49-14, before a homecoming crowd of 17,292 fans at Paulson Stadium

Eagles dismiss Bulldogs
STATESBORO, Ga. - Someone had to pay. The 24th-ranked Georgia Southern Eagles took out their frustrations on The Citadel Saturday afternoon, routing the Bulldogs, 49-14, before a homecoming crowd of 17,292 fans at Paulson Stadium

Eagles dismiss Bulldogs

Woods, Singh get another weekend off
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Two carts joined by a rubber hose drove down the 17th fairway to sweep the dew from the grass Saturday morning, making it look as though a path was being cleared for Tiger Woods to escape his mess in the Funai Classic.

Golf roundup

Woods, Singh get another weekend off
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Two carts joined by a rubber hose drove down the 17th fairway to sweep the dew from the grass Saturday morning, making it look as though a path was being cleared for Tiger Woods to escape his mess in the Funai Classic.

Golf roundup
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Rich Beem knew he was on a roll when a 25-foot birdie putt looked like a tap-in. When he finished his round of 9-under-par 63, he was atop the leaderboard Saturday in the Funai Classic at Disney and bracing for the wild ending this tournament has come to expect.

Disney on the verge of missing star power

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.

Golf roundup
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Rich Beem knew he was on a roll when a 25-foot birdie putt looked like a tap-in. When he finished his round of 9-under-par 63, he was atop the leaderboard Saturday in the Funai Classic at Disney and bracing for the wild ending this tournament has come to expect.

Woods, Singh get another weekend off

Friday night football rewind

A Thorough Beating

Late Friday night scores

Barnwell clinches region crown

Knights can't slow Braves

Razorbacks kick way to playoffs

High school football scores

Devils clinch region in rout

Tigers use rout to get over loss

Meeks' strong game lifts Lions to victory

Laney buries Josey

Bulldogs trounce Spartans at home

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.

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

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.

High school football scores
Scores from Friday night's games

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.

Late Friday night scores
GUYTON, Ga. -- There was a lot thunder and lightning over The Corral on Friday night, but all that noise didn't produce any rain.

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.

Friday night football rewind
It seems a Lincoln County team coached by Larry Campbell never disappoints in a big region game.

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

Late Friday night scores
GUYTON, Ga. -- There was a lot thunder and lightning over The Corral on Friday night, but all that noise didn't produce any rain.

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.

High school football scores
Scores from Friday night's games

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.

Friday night football rewind
It seems a Lincoln County team coached by Larry Campbell never disappoints in a big region game.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Thrashers stop skid
ATLANTA - Ronald Petrovicky picked the right time to end his season-opening scoreless drought.

Thrashers stop skid

Thrashers stop skid
ATLANTA - Ronald Petrovicky picked the right time to end his season-opening scoreless drought.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Too bad you can't rewind technology
I live in a household that features a TV set in almost every room. That used to sound extravagant, but these days, most TV sets cost about as much as two gasoline fill-ups.

Too bad you can't rewind technology
I live in a household that features a TV set in almost every room. That used to sound extravagant, but these days, most TV sets cost about as much as two gasoline fill-ups.

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

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

Make Bowles the next District 3 commissioner
What the city of Augusta needs most is a person with a strong financial mind to put its house in order and bring accountability to its government. I know that Joe Bowles is that person.Abram J. Serotta, Augusta

Make Bowles the next District 3 commissioner
What the city of Augusta needs most is a person with a strong financial mind to put its house in order and bring accountability to its government. I know that Joe Bowles is that person.Abram J. Serotta, Augusta

New chief justice sides with abortion

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

Make Bowles the next District 3 commissioner

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.

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

New chief justice sides with abortion
With John Roberts on the Supreme Court, that court - according to The Chronicle on Oct. 18 - just ruled "unanimously" that the state of Missouri must go against their own laws and spend state tax money to transport a female prisoner to an abortion clinic so she can have an abortion, because that abortion is her "constitutional right."Bill Dekle, Millen

Where is the real justice in Augusta?

New chief justice sides with abortion
With John Roberts on the Supreme Court, that court - according to The Chronicle on Oct. 18 - just ruled "unanimously" that the state of Missouri must go against their own laws and spend state tax money to transport a female prisoner to an abortion clinic so she can have an abortion, because that abortion is her "constitutional right."Bill Dekle, Millen

Introducing Miers the evangelical

Irritably rejecting breath mint just stinks

Living breifs

A winery - without the rolling fields

Ken considers makeover to win back Barbie

Awards go to creative designers

St. John steps out with creative classics

It's time for a furnace tune-up

Clutter reflects the mind-set of the modern household

Family changes home's dcor for holidays

Male ballet dancers overcome teasing from peers

Bond goes blond as Craig, Daniel Craig, takes over

Museum offers wide selection of all things Oz

Do it yourself: Build a pergola

Bill Clinton teams with SpongeBob to fight obesity

Male ballet dancers overcome teasing from peers
It's not easy getting boys to dance ballet. The image of a little girl wearing a tutu is still prevalent in the American consciousness, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights was a musical comedy. In a culture that glorifies swaggering machismo, stepping up to the barre can be as rebellious as getting a tattoo.

A winery - without the rolling fields
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - There are no rolling hills at Carafe Winemakers.

Irritably rejecting breath mint just stinks
Dear Carson: Please help answer this question if you can. I offered a friend an Altoid after I had taken one. I just asked, "Would you like one?" I had my Altoid tin, which was almost new.

Family changes home's dcor for holidays
If Dianne Tant's birthday Saturday is like those of past years, she will find a stuffed scarecrow or orange-spice candle or two among her gifts.

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.

Clutter reflects the mind-set of the modern household
BOULDER, Colo. - Karen Lowe looks a little lost, even in her own apartment.

Museum offers wide selection of all things Oz
WAMEGO, Kan. - Those who think that "The Wizard of Oz" is the story of a Kansas farm girl singing about rainbows and skipping down a yellow brick road in red slippers should think again.

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.

Do it yourself: Build a pergola
Here's a suggested fall project that will pay dividends during nice weather for years to come: build a pergola.

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.

It's time for a furnace tune-up
With cold weather rapidly approaching, it's a good idea to inspect your home heating system to make sure that it's safe and in peak operating condition.

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.

Irritably rejecting breath mint just stinks
Dear Carson: Please help answer this question if you can. I offered a friend an Altoid after I had taken one. I just asked, "Would you like one?" I had my Altoid tin, which was almost new.

A winery - without the rolling fields
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - There are no rolling hills at Carafe Winemakers.

Clutter reflects the mind-set of the modern household
BOULDER, Colo. - Karen Lowe looks a little lost, even in her own apartment.

Bond goes blond as Craig, Daniel Craig, takes over
He's a younger, blonder James Bond, a cool customer with genuine acting chops. Most moviegoers, however, share the same question about the next 007.

Bond goes blond as Craig, Daniel Craig, takes over
He's a younger, blonder James Bond, a cool customer with genuine acting chops. Most moviegoers, however, share the same question about the next 007.

It's time for a furnace tune-up
With cold weather rapidly approaching, it's a good idea to inspect your home heating system to make sure that it's safe and in peak operating condition.

Museum offers wide selection of all things Oz
WAMEGO, Kan. - Those who think that "The Wizard of Oz" is the story of a Kansas farm girl singing about rainbows and skipping down a yellow brick road in red slippers should think again.

Living breifs
See whether you can follow this one. The first time Chris Plummer met Julie McMillian, she was a teller at his bank and he told his niece, who was with him, that the girl behind the counter was going to be his wife.

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.

Family changes home's dcor for holidays
If Dianne Tant's birthday Saturday is like those of past years, she will find a stuffed scarecrow or orange-spice candle or two among her gifts.

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.

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.

Do it yourself: Build a pergola
Here's a suggested fall project that will pay dividends during nice weather for years to come: build a pergola.

Living breifs
See whether you can follow this one. The first time Chris Plummer met Julie McMillian, she was a teller at his bank and he told his niece, who was with him, that the girl behind the counter was going to be his wife.

Male ballet dancers overcome teasing from peers
It's not easy getting boys to dance ballet. The image of a little girl wearing a tutu is still prevalent in the American consciousness, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights was a musical comedy. In a culture that glorifies swaggering machismo, stepping up to the barre can be as rebellious as getting a tattoo.

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.

Kotyk, Lynx stop Stingrays in win

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
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.

Father questions rape charge

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

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.

Where we live
Kim Davis might have had sweet success in any career after graduating in 2001 from Georgia Tech with a degree in management, but owning and operating a dessert shop was the last thing on her parents' minds.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day

Bus's Atlanta stop gets few visitors
ATLANTA - Sitting inside a refurbished school bus, Kenneth Sherman of the Georgia Department of Driver Services vigorously shined his black shoes Saturday morning as he awaited a rush of people from Atlanta's poorest neighborhood to come get their free state picture IDs.

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.

Baptists repair split over pastor's remarks
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Leaders of the Baptist association for York County agreed to allow a local church to remain a member months after the pastor made comments to state lawmakers that were perceived as pro-homosexual.

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

News you can use
Students at Augusta State University and other colleges have just passed the midway point in the fall semester, and although final exams appear to be in the distant future, now is the time to prepare. How to succeed in college:

Day drains Augusta's neighbors

Across Georgia
CARROLLTON - The mother of a 2-year-old boy found abandoned on the side of a Carroll County road in mid-September has claimed her son, said Lt. Marc Griffith of the Carroll County Sheriff's Department.

Across the region

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG - An Orangeburg County man has died after rescuers pulled his body from a car that plunged into the Edisto River.

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

Across the area
An Augusta man told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that he was robbed at a downtown restaurant, a police report states.

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.

School board hopefuls plan for change
They come from varied backgrounds, but the three candidates for Richmond County school board Super District 9 have similar views of the board - that it's time for change.

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.

Correction
- An item on the front page of Saturday's religion section should have said a benefit concert at Hillcrest Baptist Church was sponsored by New Creation Christian Church.

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.

New sex crime laws may include shield for teens
ATLANTA - As the state prepares to expand its sex crime laws, officials say they want to avoid classifying as child predators teens who engage in consensual sex.

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.

Craig backs prosecution of teenagers
District Attorney Danny Craig said prosecution of three high school girls listed initially as victims in an alleged sexual assault is not a new "get tough" policy.

System speeds disposal of cases
There are still some kinks and bumps to work out, but a new system of case assignment has criminal cases moving faster and in greater numbers.

What's the trouble with middle school?
Despite its reputation, Richmond County has some good schools.

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.

Georgia wants update for sex offender laws
ATLANTA - The day before police arrested convicted sex offender John Couey in Augusta, Georgia lawmakers reached their deadline for considering new legislation.

Quilters display creative stitches

New sex crime laws may include shield for teens
ATLANTA - As the state prepares to expand its sex crime laws, officials say they want to avoid classifying as child predators teens who engage in consensual sex.

Correction

School board hopefuls plan for change
They come from varied backgrounds, but the three candidates for Richmond County school board Super District 9 have similar views of the board - that it's time for change.

Kid of the Day

System speeds disposal of cases
There are still some kinks and bumps to work out, but a new system of case assignment has criminal cases moving faster and in greater numbers.

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.

What's the trouble with middle school?
Despite its reputation, Richmond County has some good schools.

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.

Bands compete for trip to state contest
GRANITEVILLE - Cheering spectators and parents armed with video cameras filled Midland Valley High School's L.L. Willis Stadium on Saturday, but there was not a football player in sight.

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.

Baptists repair split over pastor's remarks
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Leaders of the Baptist association for York County agreed to allow a local church to remain a member months after the pastor made comments to state lawmakers that were perceived as pro-homosexual.

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.

Correction
- An item on the front page of Saturday's religion section should have said a benefit concert at Hillcrest Baptist Church was sponsored by New Creation Christian Church.

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.

Rants and raves
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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.

Where we live
Kim Davis might have had sweet success in any career after graduating in 2001 from Georgia Tech with a degree in management, but owning and operating a dessert shop was the last thing on her parents' minds.

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.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Ashlynn Nicole Mikell of North Augusta.

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.

News you can use
Students at Augusta State University and other colleges have just passed the midway point in the fall semester, and although final exams appear to be in the distant future, now is the time to prepare. How to succeed in college:

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.

Bus's Atlanta stop gets few visitors
ATLANTA - Sitting inside a refurbished school bus, Kenneth Sherman of the Georgia Department of Driver Services vigorously shined his black shoes Saturday morning as he awaited a rush of people from Atlanta's poorest neighborhood to come get their free state picture IDs.

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.

Across the area
An Augusta man told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that he was robbed at a downtown restaurant, a police report states.

Schools tighten police hiring

Across Georgia
CARROLLTON - The mother of a 2-year-old boy found abandoned on the side of a Carroll County road in mid-September has claimed her son, said Lt. Marc Griffith of the Carroll County Sheriff's Department.

Rants and Raves
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Across South Carolina

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

Across Georgia

Changes in zoning get first approval

School board hopefuls plan for change

News you can use

What's the trouble with middle school?

Louisiana put doctor to the test

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG - An Orangeburg County man has died after rescuers pulled his body from a car that plunged into the Edisto River.

Soldiers' lives remembered at memorial walk

Rants and raves
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Rants and Raves
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Craig backs prosecution of teenagers

News you can use
Today in regional history:

Across the area

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.

System speeds disposal of cases

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.

Five finalists vie to be first 'Military Idol'

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Ashlynn Nicole Mikell of North Augusta.

New sex crime laws may include shield for teens

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.

Bus's Atlanta stop gets few visitors

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

News you can use

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.

Bands compete for trip to state contest

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.

Georgia wants update for sex offender laws

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.

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.

Craig backs prosecution of teenagers
District Attorney Danny Craig said prosecution of three high school girls listed initially as victims in an alleged sexual assault is not a new "get tough" policy.

Georgia wants update for sex offender laws
ATLANTA - The day before police arrested convicted sex offender John Couey in Augusta, Georgia lawmakers reached their deadline for considering new legislation.

Where we live

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.

Baptists repair split over pastor's remarks

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.

Correction

News you can use
Today in regional history:

Victim's sister shares grief at sentencing

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.

No tax money for Big Easy, senator says

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.

In honor of victory

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.

Cox turns down request to resign

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.

Gulf storms dry up help for local needy

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.

Man who regained post faces 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.

Katrina pushes portable prices

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.

Five finalists vie to be first 'Military Idol'
The glowing, brightly-colored lights and the thumping theme music couldn't hide the fact there was something different about this singing competition Saturday.

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.

Group shares agenda

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.

Teacher faces jail in sex case

Across the area

Bands compete for trip to state contest
GRANITEVILLE - Cheering spectators and parents armed with video cameras filled Midland Valley High School's L.L. Willis Stadium on Saturday, but there was not a football player in sight.

Five finalists vie to be first 'Military Idol'
The glowing, brightly-colored lights and the thumping theme music couldn't hide the fact there was something different about this singing competition Saturday.

Dawgs hope Joe's above average
ATHENS, Ga. - It is one of the tried-and-true staples of the Sanford Stadium jumbotron, a guaranteed crowd pleaser every time the videotape rolls.

Dawgs hope Joe's above average
ATHENS, Ga. - It is one of the tried-and-true staples of the Sanford Stadium jumbotron, a guaranteed crowd pleaser every time the videotape rolls.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

A gamer's view of 'Doom' the movie
From "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" to "Super Mario Bros.," I've seen enough video game-to-movie conversions to know just how painful they can be to watch.

A gamer's view of 'Doom' the movie

A gamer's view of 'Doom' the movie
From "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" to "Super Mario Bros.," I've seen enough video game-to-movie conversions to know just how painful they can be to watch.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
"Doom" - The latest video-game-turned-action-movie sticks to the essentials of the source material, Marines blowing away zombies and mutant monsters on Mars. And it doesn't bring much more to it.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
"Doom" - The latest video-game-turned-action-movie sticks to the essentials of the source material, Marines blowing away zombies and mutant monsters on Mars. And it doesn't bring much more to it.

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.

NASCAR notebook

Bowyer gets win, gains on leader Truex

NASCAR notebook
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - The clouds were gray, the air damp with fog Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. It was a painful reminder of the weather from a year ago when an airplane carrying 10 people slammed into Bull Mountain minutes before the start of the Subway 500.

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.

NASCAR notebook
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - The clouds were gray, the air damp with fog Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. It was a painful reminder of the weather from a year ago when an airplane carrying 10 people slammed into Bull Mountain minutes before the start of the Subway 500.

Bowyer gets win, gains on leader Truex
MILLINGTON, Tenn. -Clint Bowyer won his second Busch Series race of the season, rallying from deep in the field to win the Sam's Town 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park on Saturday.

Rudd not talking about plans

Bowyer gets win, gains on leader Truex
MILLINGTON, Tenn. -Clint Bowyer won his second Busch Series race of the season, rallying from deep in the field to win the Sam's Town 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park on Saturday.

Bobcats fall to Lakers
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and Chris Mihm got seven of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 109-93 exhibition victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.

Magic makes Hawks disappear

Magic makes Hawks disappear
ORLANDO (AP) - Dwight Howard scored 20 points and the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-100 in an exhibition game on Saturday night.

Bobcats fall to Lakers
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and Chris Mihm got seven of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 109-93 exhibition victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.

Magic makes Hawks disappear
ORLANDO (AP) - Dwight Howard scored 20 points and the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-100 in an exhibition game on Saturday night.

Bobcats fall to Lakers

NFL notebook

NFL power rankings for Week 7

Area players in the pros

Return specialist ready for Jets

Rev. Tulane D. Mooneyham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kennel Dreighton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ophelia Cunningham    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Miss June Rozier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield    (NEW YORK)

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

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

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

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

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

Dakota Jade Edgerley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Kingsley Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Rodnick Patterson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Rev. Tulane D. Mooneyham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Randall Collins    (OLAR, S.C.)

Ms. Annie M. Adams    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Hudson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Willie J. Bagwell    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise H. Perdue    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Bowman West    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. June Byrnes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Bowman West    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield    (NEW YORK)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mamie Jenkins    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows    (TAVARES, Fla.)

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows    (TAVARES, Fla.)

Mrs. Louise H. Perdue    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Kingsley Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss June Rozier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lucille Parker Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Spiers    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Davis    (WAGENER, S.C.)

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

Ms. Carolyn Drane    (NORCROSS, Ga.)

Dea. Vernon Thomas, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lucille Morris Hiers    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Morris Hiers    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lucille Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Douglas Hudson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. June Byrnes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Morris Hiers    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Mr. Grady Walker Hawes    (APPLING, Ga.)

Ms. Annie M. Adams    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Dakota Jade Edgerley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Carolyn Drane    (NORCROSS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Spiers    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Davis    (WAGENER, S.C.)

Dea. Vernon Thomas, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ophelia Cunningham    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mr. Grady Campbell, Sr.    (CLAYTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Cooper    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Randall Collins    (OLAR, S.C.)

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

Mr. Grady Campbell, Sr.    (CLAYTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. June Byrnes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Jenkins    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Boeck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie J. Bagwell    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Talat Abdalla Alattar    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Talat Abdalla Alattar    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie J. Bagwell    (BATH, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Josephine Boeck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. June Byrnes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Grady Campbell, Sr.    (CLAYTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Cooper    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Josephine Boeck (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Rev. Tulane D. Mooneyham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Randall Collins (OLAR, S.C.)

Mr. Rodnick Patterson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Kingsley Riley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizer Campfield (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows (TAVARES, Fla.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miss June Rozier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Faye Lu Miller (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Ms. June Byrnes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Louise H. Perdue (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Carolyn Drane (NORCROSS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Grady Campbell, Sr. (CLAYTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lucille Parker Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Cooper (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Davis (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. Douglas Hudson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Dea. Vernon Thomas, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Spiers (MILLEN, Ga.)

Ms. June Byrnes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Bowman West (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ophelia Cunningham (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lucille Johnson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Grady Walker Hawes (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Kennel Dreighton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Morris Hiers (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Mamie Jenkins (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Talat Abdalla Alattar (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Price (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dotty Edeburn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dakota Jade Edgerley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Logic takes an unexcused absence
My wife and I drive our kids to school, even though large yellow buses with strobe lights troll our neighborhood for kids on foot.

Logic takes an unexcused absence
My wife and I drive our kids to school, even though large yellow buses with strobe lights troll our neighborhood for kids on foot.

Logic takes an unexcused absence
My wife and I drive our kids to school, even though large yellow buses with strobe lights troll our neighborhood for kids on foot.

Wolfpack keep dream of repeat alive

Overtime

Sports rants

Horse of the Year candidates line up for finale

Overtime

Area sports announcments

Area sports announcments
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Sports rants
THIS IS A rave for Lynn Brantley at Josey for putting on a wonderful play day.

Horse of the Year candidates line up for finale
NEW YORK - An exceptional 3-year-old colt will be running in the Breeders' Cup next weekend at Belmont Park.

Overtime
In Temecula, Calif., former WBC welterweight champion Vernon Forrest, of Augusta, took another strong step in his comeback by stopping Elco Garcia in the 10th and final round of their junior middleweight bout Friday night.

Area sports announcments
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Overtime
In Temecula, Calif., former WBC welterweight champion Vernon Forrest, of Augusta, took another strong step in his comeback by stopping Elco Garcia in the 10th and final round of their junior middleweight bout Friday night.

Wolfpack keep dream of repeat alive
Greenbrier stumbled, but recovered in their defense of the Class AAAA crown in this weekend's softball state sectional at Diamond Lakes.

Sports rants
THIS IS A rave for Lynn Brantley at Josey for putting on a wonderful play day.

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.

Wolfpack keep dream of repeat alive
Greenbrier stumbled, but recovered in their defense of the Class AAAA crown in this weekend's softball state sectional at Diamond Lakes.

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.

Horse of the Year candidates line up for finale
NEW YORK - An exceptional 3-year-old colt will be running in the Breeders' Cup next weekend at Belmont Park.

Marina provides rentals
Augusta's Riverwalk marina hopes to encourage more people to enjoy the Savannah River - even if they don't own a boat.

Marina provides rentals
Augusta's Riverwalk marina hopes to encourage more people to enjoy the Savannah River - even if they don't own a boat.

Outdoors calendar

Lucky thirteen?

Lucky thirteen?
Georgia's firearms season opened Saturday, but the fall archery season has already produced some heart-stoppers.

Marina provides rentals

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Lucky thirteen?
Georgia's firearms season opened Saturday, but the fall archery season has already produced some heart-stoppers.

It's open season on deer for area hunters
There are lots of ways to predict the best time to see deer moving in the autumn woods.

It's open season on deer for area hunters
There are lots of ways to predict the best time to see deer moving in the autumn woods.

Area players in the pros
How they fared

NFL notebook
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans flew to Arizona without injured Steve McNair, giving backup quarterback Billy Volek his first start this season today against the Cardinals.

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

NFL power rankings for Week 7
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Area players in the pros
How they fared

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

NFL notebook
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans flew to Arizona without injured Steve McNair, giving backup quarterback Billy Volek his first start this season today against the Cardinals.

NFL power rankings for Week 7
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

It's open season on deer for area hunters

Dawgs hope Joe's above average

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.

Shelley Berman's long comeback still in progress
LOS ANGELES - In 1963, long before television became a stage for celebrities eager to expose their every flaw and foible, Shelley Berman threw a reality TV tantrum.

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.

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead
From retirement and an opium stupor, Sherlock Holmes rouses himself to crack his latest case: a serial killer plaguing London's high society.

Shelley Berman's long comeback still in progress
LOS ANGELES - In 1963, long before television became a stage for celebrities eager to expose their every flaw and foible, Shelley Berman threw a reality TV tantrum.

Shelley Berman's long comeback still in progress

Sorvino speaks out as miniseries star

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead
From retirement and an opium stupor, Sherlock Holmes rouses himself to crack his latest case: a serial killer plaguing London's high society.

Spielberg's Holocaust foundation officially joins USC

Village People policeman fails to show up for sentencing

Georgia edges Arkansas, but loses D.J. Shockley

UGA notebook
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia fans have had teams and victories they'd call special, but Saturday's 23-20 defeat of Arkansas could be called a special teams win.

Georgia edges Arkansas, but loses D.J. Shockley
ATHENS, Ga. - D.J. Shockley watched the second half from the bench. His left knee was propped up and heavily wrapped. A pair of crutches were at his side. With its senior quarterback sidelined by a sprained knee, No. 4 Georgia hardly had the look of a championship contender.

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.

UGA notebook

UGA notebook
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia fans have had teams and victories they'd call special, but Saturday's 23-20 defeat of Arkansas could be called a special teams win.

Georgia looks to stay on path for SEC title

Georgia edges Arkansas, but loses D.J. Shockley
ATHENS, Ga. - D.J. Shockley watched the second half from the bench. His left knee was propped up and heavily wrapped. A pair of crutches were at his side. With its senior quarterback sidelined by a sprained knee, No. 4 Georgia hardly had the look of a championship contender.

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.

Newton's injury dampens Gamecocks' victory
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina won a critical game, but lost three very big pieces - all named Syvelle Newton - in its drive to the postseason Saturday.

Newton's injury dampens Gamecocks' victory

Newton's injury dampens Gamecocks' victory
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina won a critical game, but lost three very big pieces - all named Syvelle Newton - in its drive to the postseason Saturday.

County council votes against televised sessions

Golf marathon benefits homeless

911 system will receive an upgrade

Around the block

Recreation events

This week

Schoolchildren pledge to stay away from guns

Meetings

Balding buddies

Cross country team might go distance

It's hammer time

Grant spurs museum changes

Comedy has a dark side

Across the river

Events

Athlete Spotlight: Michael Pippen

Florida Keys residents flee Wilma

Wilma lashes Mexico; thousands of tourists stranded

Monday landfall predicted for Florida

People put thoughts about Katrina in writing

NOAA hurricane hunters fly into the eye

Faith Calendar

Ex-wrestler fires up grill to minister to others

Latin, doomed man inspired priest's work

Pastor's lessons to continue with grant

Faith digest