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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

'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.

Integrative medicine pioneer going mainstream

'Wedding' reunion is emotional one

Integrative medicine pioneer going mainstream
VAIL, Ariz. - The best-known practitioner of integrative medicine, melding alternative and traditional approaches, has gone mainstream.

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.

Integrative medicine pioneer going mainstream
VAIL, Ariz. - The best-known practitioner of integrative medicine, melding alternative and traditional approaches, has gone mainstream.

'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.

New thrillers offer doom and gloom

'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.

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
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.

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.

Bagwell will be DH for Astros

Astros tie White Sox in Game 2 of series

Astros hope Rocket's injury doesn't ground Game 5 start
CHICAGO - A day after Roger Clemens hobbled off the field, the Houston Astros could not answer the big question: Will the Rocket be able to pitch again in the World Series?

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.

Astros tie White Sox in Game 2 of series
CHICAGO - Scott Podsednik made it two electrifying home runs for the White Sox - and two World Series wins.

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.

Astros tie White Sox in Game 2 of series
CHICAGO - Scott Podsednik made it two electrifying home runs for the White Sox - and two World Series wins.

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.

Astros hope Rocket's injury doesn't ground Game 5 start
CHICAGO - A day after Roger Clemens hobbled off the field, the Houston Astros could not answer the big question: Will the Rocket be able to pitch again in the World Series?

Guillen, Aparicio indulge in history

Astros hope Rocket's injury doesn't ground Game 5 start

Crede again clutch in win

Too bad you can't rewind technology

Gabriel Josiah Foster

Xander Hayden Atkinson

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.

Lansing James Jenkins

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.

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.

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.

Annalee Elizabeth Caveney

Samuel Walker Comell

Wyatt Cole Day

John Matthew Conley

Trever James Thompson

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Casey Beau Fowler

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.

JaNiyah Amani Donaldson

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.

Jim Lareke Leverett

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.

Eva Joy Levine

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jackson Raymond Williamson

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

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.

Hailey Chyane Owens

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.

Christian Dean Cartin

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.

Liam Matthew Mears

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

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.

Savannah Raye Tomkinson

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.

Haley LeighAnn Odom

Ian Andrew Lawson

Can Braves win without Mazzone?
Throughout their record-setting run, the Atlanta Braves have survived plenty of mound defections.

Can Braves win without Mazzone?
Throughout their record-setting run, the Atlanta Braves have survived plenty of mound defections.

Can Braves win without Mazzone?

Online e-tailers creep up on Halloween boom

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.

Online e-tailers creep up on Halloween boom
NEW BERLIN, Wis. - Jalem Getz used to dislike the lack of seasons in his native California. Now he uses the extreme seasonality of the Halloween business to turn a big profit.

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:

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.

Survey: Average retail gas prices drop 25 cents nationwide
CAMARILLO, Calif. - Retail gas prices across the nation fell an average of 25 cents in the past two weeks as refineries in the Gulf Coast steadily resumed production, according to a survey released Sunday.

In market paradox, gasoline retailers do best when pump prices fall

Property transfers

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

Business briefs

Everthere Carriers takes new product to health exposition

Business calendar

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.

Preparation is important at trade event

Bond markets could indicate upcoming trouble

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

Bond markets could indicate upcoming trouble
NEW YORK - Given Wall Street's hair-trigger propensity for punishing a company's stock for bad news - and over-inflating the price for good news - it's become harder to use share price as a useful indicator of a company's overall health.

Survey: Average retail gas prices drop 25 cents nationwide

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.

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.

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.

New TICs shake up apartment market

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.

In market paradox, gasoline retailers do best when pump prices fall
WASHINGTON - Motorists may appreciate the recent decline in fuel prices, but not as much as gas station owners do.

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.

Online e-tailers creep up on Halloween boom
NEW BERLIN, Wis. - Jalem Getz used to dislike the lack of seasons in his native California. Now he uses the extreme seasonality of the Halloween business to turn a big profit.

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:

Survey: Average retail gas prices drop 25 cents nationwide
CAMARILLO, Calif. - Retail gas prices across the nation fell an average of 25 cents in the past two weeks as refineries in the Gulf Coast steadily resumed production, according to a survey released Sunday.

Bond markets could indicate upcoming trouble
NEW YORK - Given Wall Street's hair-trigger propensity for punishing a company's stock for bad news - and over-inflating the price for good news - it's become harder to use share price as a useful indicator of a company's overall health.

In market paradox, gasoline retailers do best when pump prices fall
WASHINGTON - Motorists may appreciate the recent decline in fuel prices, but not as much as gas station owners do.

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's Kelly humble after breakout game
CLEMSON, S.C. - Aaron Kelly stayed humble after he set a Clemson record with 155 yards receiving Saturday.

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

Clemson's Kelly humble after breakout game
CLEMSON, S.C. - Aaron Kelly stayed humble after he set a Clemson record with 155 yards receiving Saturday.

Clemson topples Temple

Clemson's Kelly humble after breakout game

Whitehurst sets all-time Clemson total offense record

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.

Stars shine bright for Texas in runaway

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.

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.

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.

Southern conference roundup

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.

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.

Texas changing mind in AP Top 25

Tide high after kick tops Vols

Texas changing mind in AP Top 25
The second-ranked Longhorns picked up two more first-place votes in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, gaining on No. 1 Southern California.

SEC roundup

Texas changing mind in AP Top 25
The second-ranked Longhorns picked up two more first-place votes in The Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday, gaining on No. 1 Southern California.

We promise: no more negative editorials*

'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.

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

Larger DOE fee is still due
The Aiken County Council made the right decision in accepting the Department of Energy's yearly payment of $808,000 for use of the county's land occupied by the Savannah River Site.

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

Larger DOE fee is still due
The Aiken County Council made the right decision in accepting the Department of Energy's yearly payment of $808,000 for use of the county's land occupied by the Savannah River Site.

'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.

Into the face of the beast
Mass murderers sprout from tyrants. Tyrants bud from bullies. Bullies are generally vicious-sounding, foam-at-the-mouth cowards who, upon inspection, have no teeth. This, in short, is the awful, blood-stained resume of Saddam Hussein.

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.

Right to bear arms strengthened
Congress passed a historic "two-fer" bill Thursday. It protects the vital Second Amendment right to bear arms while dealing a blow against predatory lawsuits.

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.

Into the face of the beast

'Spooky' attacks horror of hunger

Right to bear arms strengthened

Right to bear arms strengthened
Congress passed a historic "two-fer" bill Thursday. It protects the vital Second Amendment right to bear arms while dealing a blow against predatory lawsuits.

Larger DOE fee is still due

Into the face of the beast
Mass murderers sprout from tyrants. Tyrants bud from bullies. Bullies are generally vicious-sounding, foam-at-the-mouth cowards who, upon inspection, have no teeth. This, in short, is the awful, blood-stained resume of Saddam Hussein.

Bordering on real action?

'Calvin and Hobbes' creator as absent as beloved characters
CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio - Maybe someday, officials will put up a statue marking this quaint village as the birthplace of "Calvin and Hobbes."

The next Howard Stern? Maybe there isn't one
NEW YORK - They fade in and out like stations along the radio dial, some with more frequency than others: the reputed replacements for departing shock jock Howard Stern. There's David Lee Roth and Adam Carolla, Jon Stewart and Geraldo Rivera, Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Bonaduce.

'Calvin and Hobbes' creator as absent as beloved characters
CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio - Maybe someday, officials will put up a statue marking this quaint village as the birthplace of "Calvin and Hobbes."

The next Howard Stern? Maybe there isn't one
NEW YORK - They fade in and out like stations along the radio dial, some with more frequency than others: the reputed replacements for departing shock jock Howard Stern. There's David Lee Roth and Adam Carolla, Jon Stewart and Geraldo Rivera, Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Bonaduce.

Rewards cards help build savings

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.

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.

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

Fading movie franchises have lost their punch

A Fantasyland finish at Funai for Glover
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Lucas Glover was told he would win on the PGA Tour when he least expected it. That was the case Sunday in the Funai Classic at Disney, thanks to a stunning conclusion no one saw coming.

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
In Son Servera, Mallorca, Jose Maria Olazabal won his first title in nearly four years, shooting 4-under-par 66 to win by five strokes.

A Fantasyland finish at Funai for Glover
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Lucas Glover was told he would win on the PGA Tour when he least expected it. That was the case Sunday in the Funai Classic at Disney, thanks to a stunning conclusion no one saw coming.

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.

Golf roundup

Woods, Singh get another weekend off

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.

A Fantasyland finish at Funai for Glover

Golf roundup
In Son Servera, Mallorca, Jose Maria Olazabal won his first title in nearly four years, shooting 4-under-par 66 to win by five strokes.

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.

High school football scores

Late Friday night scores

Friday night football rewind

High school football scores
Scores from Friday night's games

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

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.

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.

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

High school football scores
Scores from Friday night's games

Thrashers stop skid

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

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

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.

Actually, it's the editorial that's garbage
"Ending 'trashfare' as we know it" (Oct. 12), lays forth a short-sighted argument for ending the old city's "socialistic" trash collection program. The author's logic is, simply put, complete garbage.Carl Jacobs, 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

Actually, it's the editorial that's garbage
"Ending 'trashfare' as we know it" (Oct. 12), lays forth a short-sighted argument for ending the old city's "socialistic" trash collection program. The author's logic is, simply put, complete garbage.Carl Jacobs, 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

Humanists' evolution view falters

Make Bowles the next District 3 commissioner

Humanists' evolution view falters
Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution or its amendments can one find the concept of a "separation of church and state." In the First Amendment, Congress is prohibited from establishing a state religion and from interfering with the free exercise of religion.Chuck Tatum, North Augusta, S.C.

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

Humanists' evolution view falters
Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution or its amendments can one find the concept of a "separation of church and state." In the First Amendment, Congress is prohibited from establishing a state religion and from interfering with the free exercise of religion.Chuck Tatum, North Augusta, S.C.

New chief justice sides with abortion

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

Actually, it's the editorial that's garbage

Family changes home's dcor for holidays

Techbits: Wiki war, E-mail authentication and more

Museum offers wide selection of all things Oz

A winery - without the rolling fields

Clutter reflects the mind-set of the modern household

Bond goes blond as Craig, Daniel Craig, takes over

Do it yourself: Build a pergola

Taking the byte out of computer viruses

Male ballet dancers overcome teasing from peers

Beware of painful gadget thumb

Fly Pen reads, talks to children

Living breifs

Irritably rejecting breath mint just stinks

It's time for a furnace tune-up

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.

Taking the byte out of computer viruses
AMARILLO, Texas -- Viruses are curable. And spies are easily executed without government interference.

Techbits: Wiki war, E-mail authentication and more
SAN DIEGO - The Norwegian who became a hacker hero at age 15 will have to adjust to warmer winters.

Fly Pen reads, talks to children
NEW YORK - This Christmas, how about getting a pen that reads what your kids write then barks it out through a loudspeaker?

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.

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.

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.

Fly Pen reads, talks to children
NEW YORK - This Christmas, how about getting a pen that reads what your kids write then barks it out through a loudspeaker?

Beware of painful gadget thumb
LOS ANGELES - Chris Claypool was addicted to his BlackBerry wireless handheld. Like many users, he never thought twice about pecking away at lightning speed, replying to a wave of e-mails from clients around the globe.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Beware of painful gadget thumb
LOS ANGELES - Chris Claypool was addicted to his BlackBerry wireless handheld. Like many users, he never thought twice about pecking away at lightning speed, replying to a wave of e-mails from clients around the globe.

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

Taking the byte out of computer viruses
AMARILLO, Texas -- Viruses are curable. And spies are easily executed without government interference.

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.

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.

Techbits: Wiki war, E-mail authentication and more
SAN DIEGO - The Norwegian who became a hacker hero at age 15 will have to adjust to warmer winters.

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.

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.

Lynx freeze Inferno in OT

Lynx freeze Inferno in OT
Late Sunday afternoon, Augusta Lynx forward Dan Sullivan experienced the thrill of overtime for the first time in his career.

Lynx freeze Inferno in OT
Late Sunday afternoon, Augusta Lynx forward Dan Sullivan experienced the thrill of overtime for the first time in his career.

Career brought drama, danger
AIKEN - Al Bryant's Gem Lakes home is like the man.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Newspaper finds fault with fair ride checks
CHARLESTON, S.C. - State law regarding the inspection of amusement rides could expose thousands of fair-goers to possible danger.

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

Five questions with Bob Young

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

It's beginning to feel like fall
Fall, finally, has arrived. Changing weather patterns have brought modest daytime temperatures to the Augusta area, in contrast to the summerlike highs in the 80s last week.

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.

Across South Carolina
Wreck kills three in Orangeburg County

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.

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.

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.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is MeLena D. Bush of North Augusta.

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.

Newspaper finds fault with fair ride checks
CHARLESTON, S.C. - State law regarding the inspection of amusement rides could expose thousands of fair-goers to possible danger.

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

Career brought drama, danger
AIKEN - Al Bryant's Gem Lakes home is like the man.

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.

Tech 'bomb' called experiment error
ATLANTA - A lawyer for a Georgia Tech freshman accused of making bottle bombs says the incident was simply an experiment gone bad.

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.

Environmentalists hope to see more conservation easements

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.

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.

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Meth makers work with law

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.

First 'Military Idol' fulfills his own American dream
In the pregnant pauses before host Leeann Tweeden announced the winner of the first Military Idol contest Sunday at Fort Gordon, it didn't seem Sgt. William Glenn would win the top prize.

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.

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - Families of five Fort Benning soldiers killed by a roadside bomb in Ramadi, Iraq, have been notified - more than a week after family members were first told that their relatives might be dead.

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.

3 deputies placed on paid leave
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has identified the three deputies involved in a chase and shooting Saturday night and the man who was wounded.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

First 'Military Idol' fulfills his own American dream
In the pregnant pauses before host Leeann Tweeden announced the winner of the first Military Idol contest Sunday at Fort Gordon, it didn't seem Sgt. William Glenn would win the top prize.

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.

Environmentalists hope to see more conservation easements
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Environmentalists and like-minded landowners are using conservation easements to save pristine property throughout the state, and they hope the concept is catching on.

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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:

Across the area
An Augusta man told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that he was robbed at knifepoint early Sunday morning, a police report said.

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.

Neighborhood residents mixed on middle school

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

Across the area

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.

Newspaper finds fault with fair ride checks

Craig backs prosecution of teenagers

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.

Across the area

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

Across South Carolina

Career brought drama, danger

System speeds disposal of cases

Kid of the Day

Five finalists vie to be first 'Military Idol'

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

New sex crime laws may include shield for teens

It's beginning to feel like fall
Fall, finally, has arrived. Changing weather patterns have brought modest daytime temperatures to the Augusta area, in contrast to the summerlike highs in the 80s last week.

Bus's Atlanta stop gets few visitors

Across South Carolina
Wreck kills three in Orangeburg County

News you can use

Commander says losses haven't dimmed 48th Brigade's morale
ALBANY, Ga.- Morale among the 4,300 members of the Georgia Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade remains high, despite the deaths of 14 soldiers during a string of bloody attacks, and some of their Iraqi allies are even crying and hugging the citizen-soldiers as they prepare to move on to a new mission next month, the brigade's commander says.

Bands compete for trip to state contest

Tech 'bomb' called experiment error
ATLANTA - A lawyer for a Georgia Tech freshman accused of making bottle bombs says the incident was simply an experiment gone bad.

Baptists repair split over pastor's remarks

Environmentalists hope to see more conservation easements
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Environmentalists and like-minded landowners are using conservation easements to save pristine property throughout the state, and they hope the concept is catching on.

What's the trouble with middle school?

Neighborhood residents mixed on middle school
Residents of Blackstone Camp Road have mixed reactions to the possibility of a new middle school coming to their Evans neighborhood.

Kid of the Day

3 deputies placed on paid leave
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has identified the three deputies involved in a chase and shooting Saturday night and the man who was wounded.

Fed nominee hails from Augusta

Five questions with Bob Young
Mr. Young, a former mayor of Augusta, was in the area Friday as part of his duties as regional director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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

Meth makers work with law
AIKEN - Meth knows no borders. But it's becoming popular to clamp down on a key ingredient used to make it - even if that sends methamphetamine makers next door to a state that isn't as strict.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is MeLena D. Bush of North Augusta.

Across Georgia

The week ahead
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

School board hopefuls plan for change

Georgia considers Colorado's tax plan
ATLANTA - Lawmakers wanting to curb how quickly Georgia's government grows are looking to the Rocky Mountains to find their model.

Georgia wants update for sex offender laws

Commander says losses haven't dimmed 48th Brigade's morale
ALBANY, Ga.- Morale among the 4,300 members of the Georgia Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade remains high, despite the deaths of 14 soldiers during a string of bloody attacks, and some of their Iraqi allies are even crying and hugging the citizen-soldiers as they prepare to move on to a new mission next month, the brigade's commander says.

Where we live

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - Families of five Fort Benning soldiers killed by a roadside bomb in Ramadi, Iraq, have been notified - more than a week after family members were first told that their relatives might be dead.

Correction

Across the Southeast
MIAMI - A United Airlines pilot was removed from the cockpit and questioned by police after security screeners at Miami International Airport reported smelling alcohol, police said.

Area schools make state report card
In Georgias first year of recognizing schools under the new Single Statewide Accountability System, the state announced today that platinum awards were given to three Richmond County schools, gold to one and silver to two others.

3 deputies placed on paid leave

Georgia considers Colorado's tax plan
ATLANTA - Lawmakers wanting to curb how quickly Georgia's government grows are looking to the Rocky Mountains to find their model.

Across Georgia

The week ahead
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

It's beginning to feel like fall

Meth makers work with law
AIKEN - Meth knows no borders. But it's becoming popular to clamp down on a key ingredient used to make it - even if that sends methamphetamine makers next door to a state that isn't as strict.

The week ahead

Tech 'bomb' called experiment error

Commander says losses haven't dimmed 48th Brigade's morale

Across the Southeast

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.

First 'Military Idol' fulfills his own American dream

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.

Neighborhood residents mixed on middle school
Residents of Blackstone Camp Road have mixed reactions to the possibility of a new middle school coming to their Evans neighborhood.

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.

Across South Carolina

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

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.

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:

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.

Five questions with Bob Young
Mr. Young, a former mayor of Augusta, was in the area Friday as part of his duties as regional director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Georgia considers Colorado's tax plan

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.

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.

Fading movie franchises have lost their punch
By now, you've probably read that actor Sylvester Stallone plans to film yet another installment in the Rocky series. It will go into production next year, when Mr. Stallone is about 60.

Fading movie franchises have lost their punch
By now, you've probably read that actor Sylvester Stallone plans to film yet another installment in the Rocky series. It will go into production next year, when Mr. Stallone is about 60.

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.

Happy 25th birthday for 'Friday the 13th' celebrated in L.A.

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.

Happy 25th birthday for 'Friday the 13th' celebrated in L.A.
Alumni of the long-running "Friday the 13th" horror-flick series gathered at Universal Studios for closing night of the ScreamFest Horror Film Festival and a 25th-anniversary party celebrating all things Jason Voorhees - that hockey mask-wearing, machete-wielding, mass-murdering central character of the 11 low-budget films.

'Dreamer' reflects director's love of horse racing
LEXINGTON, Ky. - John Gatins had what he thought was a terrific idea for a movie: Tell the story of a dispirited trainer who nurses a broken-down thoroughbred back to health and into the winners' circle in a prominent race.

'Doom' takes The Rock to No. 1 showing with $15.4 million
LOS ANGELES - The Rock did not meet his doom at the box office, but his latest action flick came in with a light pop instead of a bang during another slow weekend at movie theaters.

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.

'Dreamer' reflects director's love of horse racing

'Doom' takes The Rock to No. 1 showing with $15.4 million

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Happy 25th birthday for 'Friday the 13th' celebrated in L.A.
Alumni of the long-running "Friday the 13th" horror-flick series gathered at Universal Studios for closing night of the ScreamFest Horror Film Festival and a 25th-anniversary party celebrating all things Jason Voorhees - that hockey mask-wearing, machete-wielding, mass-murdering central character of the 11 low-budget films.

A gamer's view of 'Doom' the movie

'Doom' takes The Rock to No. 1 showing with $15.4 million
LOS ANGELES - The Rock did not meet his doom at the box office, but his latest action flick came in with a light pop instead of a bang during another slow weekend at movie theaters.

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.

'Dreamer' reflects director's love of horse racing
LEXINGTON, Ky. - John Gatins had what he thought was a terrific idea for a movie: Tell the story of a dispirited trainer who nurses a broken-down thoroughbred back to health and into the winners' circle in a prominent race.

Rapper Cam'ron wounded during botched carjacking

Rapper Cam'ron wounded during botched carjacking
WASHINGTON - New York rapper Cam'ron was shot and wounded during a botched carjacking near a waterfront night spot, his manager said Sunday.

Rapper Cam'ron wounded during botched carjacking
WASHINGTON - New York rapper Cam'ron was shot and wounded during a botched carjacking near a waterfront night spot, his manager said Sunday.

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.

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.

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.

Gordon gambles to find winning ways
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - The Chase for the Championship might have left Jeff Gordon behind, but it didn't slow him down.

NASCAR notebook
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Tony Stewart regained the lead in the Chase for the Championship, but he wasn't happy with fellow Chase driver Greg Biffle.

Gordon gambles to find winning ways

NASCAR notebook
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Tony Stewart regained the lead in the Chase for the Championship, but he wasn't happy with fellow Chase driver Greg Biffle.

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.

NASCAR notebook

Gordon gambles to find winning ways
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - The Chase for the Championship might have left Jeff Gordon behind, but it didn't slow him down.

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.

Bobcats fall to Lakers

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.

Magic makes Hawks disappear

Dunn finally 'good' with role on team

NFL notebook

NFL power rankings for Week 7

Area players in the pros

Seahawks soar past Cowboys in closing seconds

Mr. Gerald O. Eargle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Gilbert Bell    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Wilford Corey    (ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.)

Mrs. Lorie C. Crowder    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Douglas Hudson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Cooper    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Dakota Jade Edgerley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Walker Hawes    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Shelly Busbee    (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Margaret Harmon    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. George Smith, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Randall Collins    (OLAR, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Lelia Rosier Callaway    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice S. Anderson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Kingsley Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Yoshanda Ray    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Willard Hardy    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wilford Corey    (ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.)

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

Mr. Willard Hardy    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Mae Paschal    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Avra Danner    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Hudson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gregory Davis    (WAGENER, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Kingsley Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Gerald O. Eargle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Hudson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Carolyn Drane    (NORCROSS, Ga.)

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

Ms. June Byrnes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Josephine Boeck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice S. Anderson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Talat Abdalla Alattar    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Boeck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie J. Bagwell    (BATH, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Margaret Harmon    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Ms. Carolyn Drane    (NORCROSS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Gilbert Bell    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Ms. Lelia Rosier Callaway    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Randall Collins    (OLAR, S.C.)

Mrs. Lorie C. Crowder    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. June Byrnes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Walker Hawes    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. William O. Fulmer, Jr.    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. George Smith, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Carolyn Drane    (NORCROSS, Ga.)

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

Ms. Carolyn Drane    (NORCROSS, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Kingsley Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kingsley Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Yoshanda Ray    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Douglas Hudson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Mae Paschal    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Avra Danner    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie J. Bagwell    (BATH, S.C.)

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

Mr. Talat Abdalla Alattar    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. William O. Fulmer, Jr.    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Josephine Boeck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Grady Walker Hawes    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Dakota Jade Edgerley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gregory Davis    (WAGENER, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Cooper    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Shelly Busbee    (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Josephine Boeck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Spiers    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Spiers    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Grady Walker Hawes (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bernice S. Anderson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Harold Shuemake (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Boeck (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Cooper (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Dakota Jade Edgerley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Carolyn Drane (NORCROSS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Grady Walker Hawes (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorie C. Crowder (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. George Smith, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Avra Danner (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Willard Hardy (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald O. Eargle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Spiers (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Hudson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Harmon (TRENTON, S.C.)

Miss Yoshanda Ray (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Hildegard Glasgow (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. William O. Fulmer, Jr. (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Talat Abdalla Alattar (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Mae Paschal (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Shelly Busbee (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Douglas Hudson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Josephine Boeck (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. June Byrnes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kingsley Riley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kingsley Riley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Gilbert Bell (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Ms. Carolyn Drane (NORCROSS, Ga.)

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

Ms. Lelia Rosier Callaway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wilford Corey (ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.)

Mrs. Louise H. Perdue (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.

Overtime

Sports rants

Overtime

Area sports announcments

Wolfpack keep dream of repeat alive

Ashado: filly worth watching in Breeders' Cup Distaff

Horse of the Year candidates line up for finale

Ashado: filly worth watching in Breeders' Cup Distaff
NEW YORK - Ashado will be one of more than 100 horses competing in the Breeders' Cup on Saturday, and might be overshadowed by the hoopla surrounding bigger names in bigger races.

Ashado: filly worth watching in Breeders' Cup Distaff
NEW YORK - Ashado will be one of more than 100 horses competing in the Breeders' Cup on Saturday, and might be overshadowed by the hoopla surrounding bigger names in bigger races.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Overtime
In Greenville, N.C., freshman Emilie Geury's 1-under-par 71 led Augusta State's final day rally as the Jaguars successfully defended their title at the Taco Bell Intercollegiate at Bradford Creek.

Overtime
In Greenville, N.C., freshman Emilie Geury's 1-under-par 71 led Augusta State's final day rally as the Jaguars successfully defended their title at the Taco Bell Intercollegiate at Bradford Creek.

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.

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.

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.

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

Lucky thirteen?

Marina provides rentals

Outdoors calendar

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.

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.

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

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.

Dunn finally 'good' with role on team
FLOWERY BRANCH, Fla. - Warrick Dunn wants you to know he's good.

Area players in the pros
How they fared

Seahawks soar past Cowboys in closing seconds
SEATTLE - Jordan Babineaux intercepted Drew Bledsoe's sideline pass with 5 seconds left and Josh Brown kicked a 50-yard field goal as time expired to give the Seattle Seahawks a 13-10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

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

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.

Dunn finally 'good' with role on team
FLOWERY BRANCH, Fla. - Warrick Dunn wants you to know he's good.

Seahawks soar past Cowboys in closing seconds
SEATTLE - Jordan Babineaux intercepted Drew Bledsoe's sideline pass with 5 seconds left and Josh Brown kicked a 50-yard field goal as time expired to give the Seattle Seahawks a 13-10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Area players in the pros
How they fared

It's open season on deer for area hunters

Dawgs hope Joe's above average

Crime pays for creator of 'Law & Order' empire

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.

Crime pays for creator of 'Law & Order' empire
NEW YORK - It goes without saying that TV mogul Dick Wolf is big. The "Law & Order" empire he built is also big. Just ask NBC, which reportedly logs as much as $1 billion in annual ad sales from "Law & Order" programming, and counts "Special Victims Unit" its highest-rated show.

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead

Shelley Berman's long comeback still in progress

Q&A with South Park's Matt and Trey

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.

Crime pays for creator of 'Law & Order' empire
NEW YORK - It goes without saying that TV mogul Dick Wolf is big. The "Law & Order" empire he built is also big. Just ask NBC, which reportedly logs as much as $1 billion in annual ad sales from "Law & Order" programming, and counts "Special Victims Unit" its highest-rated show.

Q&A with South Park's Matt and Trey
NEW YORK - With the political relevance of "The Daily Show" and the huge DVD sales (and subsequent hiatus) of "Chappelle's Show," it's easy to forget about that other Comedy Central show, "South Park."

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.

Q&A with South Park's Matt and Trey
NEW YORK - With the political relevance of "The Daily Show" and the huge DVD sales (and subsequent hiatus) of "Chappelle's Show," it's easy to forget about that other Comedy Central show, "South Park."

The next Howard Stern? Maybe there isn't one

'Calvin and Hobbes' creator as absent as beloved characters

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.

Shockley out, Tereshinski will start vs. Gators
Florida coach Urban Meyer helped groom this year's NFL's No. 1 overall draft pick Alex Smith at Utah, so he knows a thing or two about quarterbacks. After studying Georgia tape last week when the Gators had an open date, Meyer came to this conclusion of D.J. Shockley: "He's as fine a quarterback as there is in the country at this point."

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.

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.

Shockley out, Tereshinski will start vs. Gators
Florida coach Urban Meyer helped groom this year's NFL's No. 1 overall draft pick Alex Smith at Utah, so he knows a thing or two about quarterbacks. After studying Georgia tape last week when the Gators had an open date, Meyer came to this conclusion of D.J. Shockley: "He's as fine a quarterback as there is in the country at this point."

UGA notebook

Shockley out, Tereshinski will start vs. Gators

Georgia edges Arkansas, but loses D.J. Shockley

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.

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.

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.

South Carolina looks at life without Newton
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier's got a new problem on his hand: How to fill three positions after the loss of triple-threat star Syvelle Newton.

South Carolina looks at life without Newton
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier's got a new problem on his hand: How to fill three positions after the loss of triple-threat star Syvelle Newton.

South Carolina looks at life without Newton

Across the river

Golf marathon benefits homeless

This week

Cross country team might go distance

Athlete Spotlight: Michael Pippen

County council votes against televised sessions

911 system will receive an upgrade

Grant spurs museum changes

Balding buddies

Events

Meetings

Around the block

Schoolchildren pledge to stay away from guns

Comedy has a dark side

It's hammer time

Recreation events