Exhibit examines lost lives at Pompeii

Integrative medicine pioneer going mainstream

Exhibit examines lost lives at Pompeii
CHICAGO - The young woman took refuge near the door in an interior room of the villa - perhaps planning her escape into the countryside, away from the pumice and ash raining down from Mount Vesuvius.

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

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

Exhibit examines lost lives at Pompeii
CHICAGO - The young woman took refuge near the door in an interior room of the villa - perhaps planning her escape into the countryside, away from the pumice and ash raining down from Mount Vesuvius.

Mistakes in playoffs adding up
HOUSTON - Jermaine Dye did the smart thing: He kept quiet and went to first base.

Mistakes in playoffs adding up

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

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?

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.

Mistakes in playoffs adding up
HOUSTON - Jermaine Dye did the smart thing: He kept quiet and went to first base.

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?

Astros tie White Sox in Game 2 of series

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.

Is that the scent of fall in the air, or Hai Karate?

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?

Bush selects new Fed chief
WASHINGTON - President Bush named top White House economic adviser Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board on Monday to succeed the near-legendary Alan Greenspan.

Large wind-powered energy farm proposed off Gulf coast
AUSTIN - Texas has sold a lease for an 11,000-acre tract in the Gulf of Mexico that backers believe could become the first wind energy farm along the U.S. coast, state officials announced Monday.

Wal-Mart revamps insurance
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it is launching a plan to lower health-insurance premiums for workers, allowing some to buy coverage for as little as $11 per month.

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.

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.

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.

Bush selects new Fed chief
WASHINGTON - President Bush named top White House economic adviser Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board on Monday to succeed the near-legendary Alan Greenspan.

Online e-tailers creep up on Halloween boom

Business to commence as MCG incubators fill

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.

U.K. film business flickers
LONDON - As Keira Knightley gazes out from hundreds of posters across the country advertising the local-grown hit Pride and Prejudice, the casual observer could be forgiven for thinking the British film industry is booming.

Large wind-powered energy farm proposed off Gulf coast
AUSTIN - Texas has sold a lease for an 11,000-acre tract in the Gulf of Mexico that backers believe could become the first wind energy farm along the U.S. coast, state officials announced Monday.

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.

Business to commence as MCG incubators fill
The labs have sat cold for a year and a half, but with tenants on their way, the Medical College of Georgia's business incubator is about to heat up.

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

U.K. film business flickers

Bond markets could indicate upcoming trouble

Wal-Mart revamps insurance

Survey: Average retail gas prices drop 25 cents nationwide

Bush selects new Fed chief

Business to commence as MCG incubators fill
The labs have sat cold for a year and a half, but with tenants on their way, the Medical College of Georgia's business incubator is about to heat up.

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.

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.

Appointment at Fed bolsters stocks' rise
NEW YORK - Wall Street staged an impressive rally Monday after the nomination of top White House economist Ben Bernanke as the next Federal Reserve chief, with the Dow Jones industrial average soaring nearly 170 points.

Appointment at Fed bolsters stocks' rise

U.K. film business flickers
LONDON - As Keira Knightley gazes out from hundreds of posters across the country advertising the local-grown hit Pride and Prejudice, the casual observer could be forgiven for thinking the British film industry is booming.

Wal-Mart revamps insurance
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it is launching a plan to lower health-insurance premiums for workers, allowing some to buy coverage for as little as $11 per month.

Appointment at Fed bolsters stocks' rise
NEW YORK - Wall Street staged an impressive rally Monday after the nomination of top White House economist Ben Bernanke as the next Federal Reserve chief, with the Dow Jones industrial average soaring nearly 170 points.

Large wind-powered energy farm proposed off Gulf coast

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's Kelly humble after breakout game

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.

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.

Shockley looks on the bright side
ATHENS, Ga. - With an unbeaten season still on the line and a chance to clinch the SEC East title Saturday against archrival Florida, Georgia fans could hardly imagine a worse scenario than not having senior quarterback D.J. Shockley in the lineup.

Shockley looks on the bright side
ATHENS, Ga. - With an unbeaten season still on the line and a chance to clinch the SEC East title Saturday against archrival Florida, Georgia fans could hardly imagine a worse scenario than not having senior quarterback D.J. Shockley in the lineup.

Texas Tech revamping special teams
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech's special teams struggled so much in the Red Raiders' first loss of the season that coach Mike Leach is making some changes.

Texas Tech revamping special teams
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech's special teams struggled so much in the Red Raiders' first loss of the season that coach Mike Leach is making some changes.

Shockley looks on the bright side

Texas changing mind in AP Top 25

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.

Texas Tech revamping special teams

Louisiana asks for too much
In the wake of hurricane Katrina's furious devastation of Louisiana, the state's two U.S. senators, Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican David Vitter, all but demanded that Washington come across with a $250 billion federal aid package.

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.

Needed: Regime change in Syria
The United Nations does not have a stellar record with regard to confronting tyrants.

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.

Needed: Regime change in Syria
The United Nations does not have a stellar record with regard to confronting tyrants.

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.

Louisiana asks for too much
In the wake of hurricane Katrina's furious devastation of Louisiana, the state's two U.S. senators, Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican David Vitter, all but demanded that Washington come across with a $250 billion federal aid package.

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.

Larger DOE fee is still due

Into the face of the beast

Louisiana asks for too much

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.

Right to bear arms strengthened

Needed: Regime change in Syria

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.

'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."

People in the News
NEW YORK - Cam'ron, who is recovering from a gunshot wound suffered in an apparent carjacking in Washington, said would-be thieves shouldn't expect him to give up his ride so easily.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Cam'ron, who is recovering from a gunshot wound suffered in an apparent carjacking in Washington, said would-be thieves shouldn't expect him to give up his ride so easily.

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.

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
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

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

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.

Prep Football Power Poll

Bulldogs defense part of success

Bulldogs defense part of success
THOMSON. THE BULLDOGS scored 63 points in a matchup Glenn Hills had marked on its calendar all year, but don't forget the defense.

Prep Football Power Poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams this week, as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area.

Prep Football Power Poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams this week, as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area.

Bulldogs defense part of success
THOMSON. THE BULLDOGS scored 63 points in a matchup Glenn Hills had marked on its calendar all year, but don't forget the defense.

Hurricane Wilma races across Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Hurricane Wilma knifed through Florida with winds up to 125 mph Monday, shattering windows in skyscrapers, peeling away roofs and knocking out power to 3.2 million customers, with still a month left to go in the busiest Atlantic storm season on record.

Hurricanes striking Florida since August 2004
Hurricanes hitting or passing near Florida in 2004-05.

Hurricane Wilma races across Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Hurricane Wilma knifed through Florida with winds up to 125 mph Monday, shattering windows in skyscrapers, peeling away roofs and knocking out power to 3.2 million customers, with still a month left to go in the busiest Atlantic storm season on record.

Hurricanes striking Florida since August 2004
Hurricanes hitting or passing near Florida in 2004-05.

Is that the scent of fall in the air, or Hai Karate?
Nothing like autumn's first cool spell to bring out the sweaters. Nothing like a chill in the weekend air to bring a couple close together.

Is that the scent of fall in the air, or Hai Karate?
Nothing like autumn's first cool spell to bring out the sweaters. Nothing like a chill in the weekend air to bring a couple close together.

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

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

Council must vote as people will them
Politicians used to vote with what the majority of their constituents desired. Politicians used to represent their constituents by voting for or against issues depending on how the citizens wanted them to vote.Anthony Fulmer, Aiken, S.C.

Let science and religion coexist
The battle between science and religion has new ground: intelligent design. The scientific community has spent the past 1,000 years saying there is no proof that God exists, and they are not any better for it.David Bowles, Aiken, S.C.

Actually, it's the editorial that's garbage

Let science and religion coexist

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.

Let science and religion coexist
The battle between science and religion has new ground: intelligent design. The scientific community has spent the past 1,000 years saying there is no proof that God exists, and they are not any better for it.David Bowles, Aiken, S.C.

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.

Council must vote as people will them
Politicians used to vote with what the majority of their constituents desired. Politicians used to represent their constituents by voting for or against issues depending on how the citizens wanted them to vote.Anthony Fulmer, Aiken, S.C.

Humanists' evolution view falters

Council must vote as people will them

Living briefs

Health and fitness calendar

Taking the byte out of computer viruses

Crafty Halloween: Fall design tips

Seniors calendar

Techbits: Wiki war, E-mail authentication and more

Fly Pen reads, talks to children

Exercise advice for boomers - listen to your body

Beware of painful gadget thumb

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

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?

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

Crafty Halloween: Fall design tips
You can't wander down the aisle of any mass-merchandising mecca these days without encountering any number of ghosts, ghouls and plastic-coated bats.

Crafty Halloween: Fall design tips
You can't wander down the aisle of any mass-merchandising mecca these days without encountering any number of ghosts, ghouls and plastic-coated bats.

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

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

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.

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.

Exercise advice for boomers - listen to your body
PHILADELPHIA - For David Kozlow, turning 40 was a major pain in the neck. And in the ankles, back, groin, shoulder and hamstrings.

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

Exercise advice for boomers - listen to your body
PHILADELPHIA - For David Kozlow, turning 40 was a major pain in the neck. And in the ankles, back, groin, shoulder and hamstrings.

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?

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

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.

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

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

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.

Lynx freeze Inferno in OT

Area schools make the grade

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
Wreck kills three in Orangeburg County

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

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.

Duncan Drugs unlikely to reopen
The reopening of Duncan Drugs with a new owner is unlikely, according to a report from the receiver appointed for the south Augusta pharmacy.

Police officers get early raises

Across South Carolina

News you can use

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A man facing state murder charges in a nightclub shooting in Sumter has been convicted on federal gun charges in connection with the case.

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.

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.

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

Commission rushes to plan grant projects

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

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

Threat of jail stops truants, judge says
The choice is yours: Go to school or go to jail, Juvenile Court Judge Herbert Kernaghan told children appearing before him in court Monday.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
A Gloverville man has been arrested and charged with striking a woman with his vehicle, authorities said.

Evans soldier dies in Iraq

Duncan Drugs unlikely to reopen

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Evacuees brave storm of red tape

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.

Court hears merit system case

Evacuees brave storm of red tape
ATHENS, Ga. - Michael Griffith is in limbo, which looks an awful lot like a cramped camper in his brother's backyard.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee is brushing aside criticism of the Bush administration by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in a weekend speech.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Kid of the Day
Rhett Odenweller is today's Kid of the Day.

Tech 'bomb' called experiment error

Court hears merit system case
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments that the Legislature overstepped its authority by changing the state's merit system, a policy that had included tenure rights and an appeals process for all state government workers as a way to weed out political hiring practices.

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.

Commission rushes to plan grant projects
Augusta commissioners, faced with using $1.87 million in Community Development Block Grant funds before Oct. 31 or losing them, put a spending plan on the fast track Monday.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Tuition likely will keep rising
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia students likely will see a tuition increase this year. There's not much doubt about that.

Officers' actions in shooting examined
Two days after Columbia County sheriff's deputies shot a man in a car chase along River Watch Parkway in Richmond County, officials said they are investigating whether the use of force was justified.

Officers' actions in shooting examined

Candidates see need to accentuate the positive
To Tommy Boyles, it is a perception problem. To Helen Blocker-Adams, it is a unity problem. And to Deke Copenhaver, it is an accountability problem.

Officers' actions in shooting examined
Two days after Columbia County sheriff's deputies shot a man in a car chase along River Watch Parkway in Richmond County, officials said they are investigating whether the use of force was justified.

Police officers get early raises
Prompted by the threat of a lawsuit from Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength, Augusta commissioners voted Monday to give sworn sheriff's officers 4 percent raises for the rest of the year and another 4 percent in January.

Court hears merit system case
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments that the Legislature overstepped its authority by changing the state's merit system, a policy that had included tenure rights and an appeals process for all state government workers as a way to weed out political hiring practices.

Across the area

Area schools make the grade
Area schools scored well on Georgia's latest K-12 report card, earning recognition under the new Single Statewide Accountability System.

Candidates see need to accentuate the positive

Commission rushes to plan grant projects
Augusta commissioners, faced with using $1.87 million in Community Development Block Grant funds before Oct. 31 or losing them, put a spending plan on the fast track Monday.

Threat of jail stops truants, judge says

Fed nominee hails from Augusta

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.

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.

News you can use
Today's events include:

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.

Tuition likely will keep rising

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Duncan Drugs unlikely to reopen
The reopening of Duncan Drugs with a new owner is unlikely, according to a report from the receiver appointed for the south Augusta pharmacy.

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

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A man facing state murder charges in a nightclub shooting in Sumter has been convicted on federal gun charges in connection with the case.

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.

Across the area
A Gloverville man has been arrested and charged with striking a woman with his vehicle, authorities said.

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.

News you can use
Today's events include:

Across South Carolina
Wreck kills three in Orangeburg County

Evacuees brave storm of red tape
ATHENS, Ga. - Michael Griffith is in limbo, which looks an awful lot like a cramped camper in his brother's backyard.

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.

Corrections
- An article in Wednesday's editions incorrectly described the dimensions of a median planned for part of Windsor Spring Road. The median would be 20 feet wide.

The week ahead

Area schools make the grade
Area schools scored well on Georgia's latest K-12 report card, earning recognition under the new Single Statewide Accountability System.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Police officers get early raises
Prompted by the threat of a lawsuit from Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength, Augusta commissioners voted Monday to give sworn sheriff's officers 4 percent raises for the rest of the year and another 4 percent in January.

Neighborhood residents mixed on middle school

Threat of jail stops truants, judge says
The choice is yours: Go to school or go to jail, Juvenile Court Judge Herbert Kernaghan told children appearing before him in court Monday.

Across the area

Candidates see need to accentuate the positive
To Tommy Boyles, it is a perception problem. To Helen Blocker-Adams, it is a unity problem. And to Deke Copenhaver, it is an accountability problem.

It's beginning to feel like fall

Kid of the Day
Rhett Odenweller is today's Kid of the Day.

Kid of the Day

Evans soldier dies in Iraq
On Wednesday, Tanya Merck received a call from her husband, Staff Sgt. Dennis Paul Merck. Although she had a strange feeling, the Evans woman never realized that the call would be the last time she would speak to the man she married 17 years ago.

$5,000 bond set for two teens
Family, friends and classmates crowded a Columbia County courtroom this morning as a judge granted bond to two Greenbrier teens recently indicted on sexual assault charges.

Tuition likely will keep rising
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia students likely will see a tuition increase this year. There's not much doubt about that.

Deal close for return of indoor football

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

Evans soldier dies in Iraq
On Wednesday, Tanya Merck received a call from her husband, Staff Sgt. Dennis Paul Merck. Although she had a strange feeling, the Evans woman never realized that the call would be the last time she would speak to the man she married 17 years ago.

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.

3 deputies placed on paid leave

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.

Newspaper finds fault with fair ride checks

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

Environmentalists hope to see more conservation easements

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.

Across Georgia

Corrections
- An article in Wednesday's editions incorrectly described the dimensions of a median planned for part of Windsor Spring Road. The median would be 20 feet wide.

First 'Military Idol' fulfills his own American dream

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

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

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.

Meth makers work with law

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.

Across the Southeast

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.

Five questions with Bob Young

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.

Corrections

Georgia considers Colorado's tax plan

Career brought drama, danger

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee is brushing aside criticism of the Bush administration by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in a weekend speech.

Atlanta, nation tune in for Vick
ATLANTA - Monday Night Football - the second longest- running primetime network television series of all time - will be changing channels to cable next season.

Atlanta, nation tune in for Vick
ATLANTA - Monday Night Football - the second longest- running primetime network television series of all time - will be changing channels to cable next season.

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.

'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.

British film industry struggles over tax burden
LONDON - As Keira Knightley gazes out from hundreds of posters across the country advertising the local-grown hit "Pride and Prejudice," the casual observer could be forgiven for thinking the British film industry is booming.

'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.

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.

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

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

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.

British film industry struggles over tax burden

British film industry struggles over tax burden
LONDON - As Keira Knightley gazes out from hundreds of posters across the country advertising the local-grown hit "Pride and Prejudice," the casual observer could be forgiven for thinking the British film industry is booming.

'Dreamer' reflects director's love of horse racing

'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.

Most of 'N Sync's 'Greatest Hits' don't stand time test

Rapper Cam'ron wounded during botched carjacking

Most of 'N Sync's 'Greatest Hits' don't stand time test
Ah, the giddy boy-band heyday of the late 1990s - don't you miss it? The harmony... the choreography... the white boys in cornrows? Yeah, me neither.

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.

Most of 'N Sync's 'Greatest Hits' don't stand time test
Ah, the giddy boy-band heyday of the late 1990s - don't you miss it? The harmony... the choreography... the white boys in cornrows? Yeah, me neither.

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.

NASCAR notebook

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.

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

76ers' Webber ready to make first appearance
PHILADELPHIA - Chris Webber has said all the right things about fitting in better this year with Philadelphia and coexisting with Allen Iverson.

76ers' Webber ready to make first appearance

76ers' Webber ready to make first appearance
PHILADELPHIA - Chris Webber has said all the right things about fitting in better this year with Philadelphia and coexisting with Allen Iverson.

Morgan, Peppers hurt, but expected to play

Falcons' defense grounds Jets

Dunn finally 'good' with role on team

Seahawks soar past Cowboys in closing seconds

Ravens plan to play without Ray Lewis, Reed

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Mrs. Kingsley W. Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Willard Hardy    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Walker Hawes    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Boeck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn S. Joyner    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Lee Coleman    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. George A. Benson    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary L. McCall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Yoshanda Ray    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Grady Walker Hawes    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Josephine Boeck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Mattie Lee Coleman    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Lelia Rosier Callaway    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Kingsley Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ola Mae Paschal    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ola Mae Paschal    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Carolyn Drane    (NORCROSS, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Hudson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Lelia Rosier Callaway    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Willard Hardy    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. George A. Benson    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Gilbert Bell    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary L. McCall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Rickey A. Turner    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Kingsley W. Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willard Hardy    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Edward Atkinson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wilford Corey    (ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.)

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

Mrs. Avra Danner    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil G. Cole    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Kingsley Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil G. Cole    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. George A. Benson    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Douglas Hudson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Robert Washington, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Willard Hardy    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Rickey A. Turner    (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

Ms. Carolyn Drane    (NORCROSS, Ga.)

Mrs. Avra Danner    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wilford Corey    (ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.)

Mr. Bennie L. Tucker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ruth Gilbert Bell    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Washington, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bennie L. Tucker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Miss Yoshanda Ray    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. James Edward Atkinson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Carolyn S. Joyner    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Kingsley Riley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Yoshanda Ray (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Douglas Hudson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. George A. Benson (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Grady Walker Hawes (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil G. Cole (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mattie Lee Coleman (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Avra Danner (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bennie L. Tucker (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Carolyn Drane (NORCROSS, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carolyn S. Joyner (SARDIS, Ga.)

Ms. Lelia Rosier Callaway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Harold Shuemake (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Kingsley W. Riley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Gilbert Bell (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Washington, Sr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Willard Hardy (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Rickey A. Turner (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ola Mae Paschal (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Edward Atkinson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wilford Corey (ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.)

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

Mrs. Josephine Boeck (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Overtime

Ashado: filly worth watching in Breeders' Cup Distaff

Overtime

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.

Overtime
Kyle Schultz, a former announcer and public relations director for the Augusta Lynx has died at 41. He was killed in a car accident in Wisconsin.

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.

Overtime
Kyle Schultz, a former announcer and public relations director for the Augusta Lynx has died at 41. He was killed in a car accident in Wisconsin.

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.

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.

Morgan, Peppers hurt, but expected to play
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dan Morgan and Julius Peppers expect to play this weekend against the Minnesota Vikings, but it's unclear how effective Carolina's two defensive stars will be.

Ravens plan to play without Ray Lewis, Reed
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Winless on the road and in serious danger of falling out of playoff contention, the last-place Baltimore Ravens will likely be without linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.

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.

Falcons' defense grounds Jets
ATLANTA - The Falcons showed no respect for their elders Monday night.

Falcons' defense grounds Jets
ATLANTA - The Falcons showed no respect for their elders Monday night.

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

Morgan, Peppers hurt, but expected to play
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dan Morgan and Julius Peppers expect to play this weekend against the Minnesota Vikings, but it's unclear how effective Carolina's two defensive stars will be.

Ravens plan to play without Ray Lewis, Reed
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Winless on the road and in serious danger of falling out of playoff contention, the last-place Baltimore Ravens will likely be without linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.

Anglican unity under pressure by conservative gathering
ATHENS, Greece - The agenda for this week's gathering of conservative Anglican clerics includes dialogue with Islam and fighting poverty. But the wider message is expected to be protest: Another frontal attack against gay clergy and same-sex unions that threaten to break apart the world's 77 million-member Anglican communion.

Anglican unity under pressure by conservative gathering
ATHENS, Greece - The agenda for this week's gathering of conservative Anglican clerics includes dialogue with Islam and fighting poverty. But the wider message is expected to be protest: Another frontal attack against gay clergy and same-sex unions that threaten to break apart the world's 77 million-member Anglican communion.

Atlanta, nation tune in for Vick

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."

Crime pays for creator of 'Law & Order' empire

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

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."

The next Howard Stern? Maybe there isn't one

People in the News

'Calvin and Hobbes' creator as absent as beloved characters

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."

Shockley out, Tereshinski will start vs. Gators

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."

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

Josh Kelley rocks in car
Drivers, especially teenagers, are always looking for a good CD to listen to in the car. It seems having something catchy in the CD player makes the trip more enjoyable in most situations.

Girl should let cousin know that 'playing' isn't welcome
I have been going with this boy for four months, and our relationship is going very well. I see him every weekend at my cousin's house, and every time she comes over to my house she always has something bad to tell me about him. Then the next day, she'll (say) she was just playing. When I ask him about it, he says it's not true. Who do I believe: my cousin or my boyfriend?

Girl should let cousin know that 'playing' isn't welcome
I have been going with this boy for four months, and our relationship is going very well. I see him every weekend at my cousin's house, and every time she comes over to my house she always has something bad to tell me about him. Then the next day, she'll (say) she was just playing. When I ask him about it, he says it's not true. Who do I believe: my cousin or my boyfriend?

Frightful finds: ghosts and erie noises close to home
Ghosts. Apparitions. Just plain strange things. There could be something creepy in your own backyard.

'Gospel' speaks to everyone

Question of the week

4-1-1
My Morning Jacket's Z is a solid album from the Louisville, Ky., quintet. It's not necessarily flashy or action-packed but is an ideal album for those who like guitar riffs, mellow sounds and inspired songwriting.

Frightful finds: ghosts and erie noises close to home

Xtreme calendar
SEE THIS: The Diary of Anne Frank, performed by the Aiken Community Playhouse's Youth Wing begins a weekend's worth of performances with a showing at 8 p.m.

Xtreme calendar

4-1-1

Spotted
Toquenia Williams flashes a smile at the TI and Young Jeezy concert at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

'Gospel' speaks to everyone
It's rare these days to see a wholesome movie with a real plot that you and your family can watch together a movie without drug dealers and crackheads, a movie without gunfights and vulgar language.

4-1-1
My Morning Jacket's Z is a solid album from the Louisville, Ky., quintet. It's not necessarily flashy or action-packed but is an ideal album for those who like guitar riffs, mellow sounds and inspired songwriting.

Josh Kelley rocks in car
Drivers, especially teenagers, are always looking for a good CD to listen to in the car. It seems having something catchy in the CD player makes the trip more enjoyable in most situations.

Xtreme calendar
SEE THIS: The Diary of Anne Frank, performed by the Aiken Community Playhouse's Youth Wing begins a weekend's worth of performances with a showing at 8 p.m.

Frightful finds: ghosts and erie noises close to home
Ghosts. Apparitions. Just plain strange things. There could be something creepy in your own backyard.

Spotted

Question of the week
Q: Are teen parties dangerous?

Girl should let cousin know that 'playing' isn't welcome

Josh Kelley rocks in car

Question of the week
Q: Are teen parties dangerous?

Spotted
Toquenia Williams flashes a smile at the TI and Young Jeezy concert at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

'Gospel' speaks to everyone
It's rare these days to see a wholesome movie with a real plot that you and your family can watch together a movie without drug dealers and crackheads, a movie without gunfights and vulgar language.

Hurricanes striking Florida since August 2004

Hurricane Wilma races across Florida

Anglican unity under pressure by conservative gathering