Hopelands was a gift to city
Hopelands Gardens, a 14-acre refuge of live oaks, deodar cedars, magnolias, dogwoods, camellias, azaleas, wisteria, maples and sweet gum trees, is one of Aiken's most accessible landmarks.

Children enjoy outings to the Pumpkin Patch
Although they didn't know her name, the Merriwether Elementary School kindergartners knew that Sandy Zeller wasn't Mrs. Pumpkin.

Events
WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Through Saturday; Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1 North; free admission today; attractions: bull-riding at 7 p.m. Thursday and the University of South Carolina Aiken World Championship Rodeo at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; gates open at 5 p.m. each weekday, noon weekends; admission $6 daily; 648-8955 or visit westerncarolinastatefair.com

Reunions
SOUTH AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL 1990: Seeking classmates for a 15-year reunion Saturday, Nov. 26; contact Michelle Wood, 733-4206

Steeplechase becomes a fall favorite
The first time Mia Miller saw a steeplechase in person, "it was exhilarating," she said.

Lunch menu
Aiken and Edgefield county school lunch menu.

Milestones
Dr. Lawrence Brede Jr., the senior vice president and executive general manager of Wackenhut Services Inc., headquarters, Department of Energy Operations, has received the Milliken Medal of Quality Award from the South Carolina Quality Forum.

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

Steeplechase becomes a fall favorite
The first time Mia Miller saw a steeplechase in person, "it was exhilarating," she said.

Reunions
SOUTH AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL 1990: Seeking classmates for a 15-year reunion Saturday, Nov. 26; contact Michelle Wood, 733-4206

Across the river
RUMPELSTILTSKIN: Through Saturday; 9:30, 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. for school-day shows, 3 p.m. Saturday family matinee; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; Storyland Theater production; school performances require reservations; $4.50 pupils, $11 season, chaperones and teachers free, matinee tickets $12 season, $5 per show; 736-3455

Lunch menu
Aiken and Edgefield county school lunch menu.

Lydia Project befriends cancer patients
A volunteer organization is letting cancer patients know someone cares.

Events
WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Through Saturday; Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1 North; free admission today; attractions: bull-riding at 7 p.m. Thursday and the University of South Carolina Aiken World Championship Rodeo at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; gates open at 5 p.m. each weekday, noon weekends; admission $6 daily; 648-8955 or visit westerncarolinastatefair.com

Children enjoy outings to the Pumpkin Patch
Although they didn't know her name, the Merriwether Elementary School kindergartners knew that Sandy Zeller wasn't Mrs. Pumpkin.

Lydia Project befriends cancer patients
A volunteer organization is letting cancer patients know someone cares.

Across the river
RUMPELSTILTSKIN: Through Saturday; 9:30, 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. for school-day shows, 3 p.m. Saturday family matinee; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; Storyland Theater production; school performances require reservations; $4.50 pupils, $11 season, chaperones and teachers free, matinee tickets $12 season, $5 per show; 736-3455

Milestones
Dr. Lawrence Brede Jr., the senior vice president and executive general manager of Wackenhut Services Inc., headquarters, Department of Energy Operations, has received the Milliken Medal of Quality Award from the South Carolina Quality Forum.

Hopelands was a gift to city
Hopelands Gardens, a 14-acre refuge of live oaks, deodar cedars, magnolias, dogwoods, camellias, azaleas, wisteria, maples and sweet gum trees, is one of Aiken's most accessible landmarks.

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

Applause cover

Applause cover

Applause cover

Galleries calendar

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta.

White Sox win series with sweep

White Sox win series with sweep
HOUSTON — The Chicago White Sox are World Series champions again at last, and yet another epic streak of futility is not just wiped away but swept away.

Latino fans identify with White Sox
CHICAGO - To most baseball fans, the team appearing in its first World Series since 1959 is known as the Chicago White Sox.

Latino fans identify with White Sox

Latino fans identify with White Sox
CHICAGO - To most baseball fans, the team appearing in its first World Series since 1959 is known as the Chicago White Sox.

Ex-Brave Dye named MVP
HOUSTON - Jermaine Dye drove in the first run of the World Series for the Chicago White Sox, and the last.

Ex-Brave Dye named MVP
HOUSTON - Jermaine Dye drove in the first run of the World Series for the Chicago White Sox, and the last.

Ex-Brave Dye named MVP

White Sox win series with sweep
HOUSTON — The Chicago White Sox are World Series champions again at last, and yet another epic streak of futility is not just wiped away but swept away.

The Club makes a racquet
M. Richard Cutler moved from Newport Beach, Calif., to Augusta in September 2002 with one dream in mind: to own his own tennis club.

Operating costs keep earnings moderate
The parent company of First Bank of Georgia reported a slight increase in third-quarter earnings Wednesday.

Ingersoll-Rand, Club Car mark 10-year journey
For years it was easy to overlook the fact that Augusta area-based specialty vehicle maker Club Car Inc. was a subsidiary of global industrial giant Ingersoll-Rand Co.

Wilma soaks crops

Boom ends; consumers stay on top
ORLANDO, Fla. - The past four years will likely be remembered as a gilded age for anyone in real estate, especially mortgage bankers. But with interest rates rising, the industry is preparing for a slowdown that might prompt some lenders to merge with their competitors.

Mixed earnings news leads to uncertainty

Ingersoll-Rand, Club Car mark 10-year journey

Ingersoll-Rand, Club Car mark 10-year journey
For years it was easy to overlook the fact that Augusta area-based specialty vehicle maker Club Car Inc. was a subsidiary of global industrial giant Ingersoll-Rand Co.

The Club makes a racquet
M. Richard Cutler moved from Newport Beach, Calif., to Augusta in September 2002 with one dream in mind: to own his own tennis club.

Operating costs keep earnings moderate

Mixed earnings news leads to uncertainty
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished a volatile session with a loss Wednesday as investors struggled to digest a mix of earnings reports and weighed the odds of a year-end rally that would give the flagging stock market a boost.

The Club makes a racquet

Wilma soaks crops
IMMOKALEE, Fla. - Shoppers can expect to pay much more for tomatoes and peppers, especially in grocery stores along the East Coast, for the next two months because Hurricane Wilma flooded fields and tore through crops in Florida.

Boom ends; consumers stay on top
ORLANDO, Fla. - The past four years will likely be remembered as a gilded age for anyone in real estate, especially mortgage bankers. But with interest rates rising, the industry is preparing for a slowdown that might prompt some lenders to merge with their competitors.

Executive says Fed will keep principles

Mixed earnings news leads to uncertainty
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished a volatile session with a loss Wednesday as investors struggled to digest a mix of earnings reports and weighed the odds of a year-end rally that would give the flagging stock market a boost.

Executive says Fed will keep principles
Don't expect major changes to the Federal Reserve if Ben Bernanke officially replaces Alan Greenspan as chairman, the senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said Tuesday.

Wilma soaks crops
IMMOKALEE, Fla. - Shoppers can expect to pay much more for tomatoes and peppers, especially in grocery stores along the East Coast, for the next two months because Hurricane Wilma flooded fields and tore through crops in Florida.

Boom ends; consumers stay on top

Operating costs keep earnings moderate
The parent company of First Bank of Georgia reported a slight increase in third-quarter earnings Wednesday.

Executive says Fed will keep principles
Don't expect major changes to the Federal Reserve if Ben Bernanke officially replaces Alan Greenspan as chairman, the senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said Tuesday.

Clemson tries move past inconsistency
CLEMSON, S.C. - Probably the most consistent thing about Clemson the past few years as been its inconsistency.

Clemson tries move past inconsistency

Clemson tries move past inconsistency
CLEMSON, S.C. - Probably the most consistent thing about Clemson the past few years as been its inconsistency.

Anderson bolsters Arkansas defensive line

Look for Young in title game
Reviewing and previewing college football

Alabama seeking perfection, national title
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle wondered aloud before the season, "Why not us?" Why can't the Crimson Tide be 2005's version of Auburn?

Look for Young in title game

Verdun Wheeler tackles new task
Forget about those career-high 13 tackles in last Saturday's victory over Arkansas. Danny Verdun Wheeler sure has.

Look for Young in title game
Reviewing and previewing college football

Verdun Wheeler tackles new task
Forget about those career-high 13 tackles in last Saturday's victory over Arkansas. Danny Verdun Wheeler sure has.

Alabama seeking perfection, national title
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle wondered aloud before the season, "Why not us?" Why can't the Crimson Tide be 2005's version of Auburn?

Anderson bolsters Arkansas defensive line
LITTLE ROCK - When Jamaal Anderson first arrived at Arkansas, he was hard to picture as a defensive lineman.

Anderson bolsters Arkansas defensive line
LITTLE ROCK - When Jamaal Anderson first arrived at Arkansas, he was hard to picture as a defensive lineman.

Verdun Wheeler tackles new task

Alabama seeking perfection, national title

One huge torch passed

Iraqis stay on democracy's path
It's been expected for more than a week, but it was still an exciting moment when it was made official Tuesday: With about 60 percent of Iraqis voting Oct. 15 - a decent turnout even for a peaceful democracy, much less a war-torn one - the historic draft constitution was ratified by a whopping 78.6 percent.

Reason to trudge on
We love round numbers. They're neat and easy. We build them up as "milestones."

The Rosa Revolution
They've started with speeches. They've started with fliers. They've started with marches and protests. They've started with guillotines and bullets.

The Rosa Revolution

One huge torch passed
President Bush's ability to select the best people for top posts - which apparently deserted him when he picked Harriet Miers for the U.S. Supreme Court - seems back on track with the man he has nominated to succeed esteemed longtime Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan.

Reason to trudge on
We love round numbers. They're neat and easy. We build them up as "milestones."

Iraqis stay on democracy's path
It's been expected for more than a week, but it was still an exciting moment when it was made official Tuesday: With about 60 percent of Iraqis voting Oct. 15 - a decent turnout even for a peaceful democracy, much less a war-torn one - the historic draft constitution was ratified by a whopping 78.6 percent.

The Rosa Revolution
They've started with speeches. They've started with fliers. They've started with marches and protests. They've started with guillotines and bullets.

Iraqis stay on democracy's path

Reason to trudge on

One huge torch passed
President Bush's ability to select the best people for top posts - which apparently deserted him when he picked Harriet Miers for the U.S. Supreme Court - seems back on track with the man he has nominated to succeed esteemed longtime Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan.

Club calendar
Ready for a night of Halloween-theme fun? Here are some Halloween party listings for Augusta area nightclubs:

The Top Five
The top five entertainment list.

A feast at the fair
There's no such thing as a healthful green salad on a carnival midway.

Halloween happening
HAUNTED THEATER: 7 p.m. today-Saturday and Monday, old theater in Harlem on Main Street; benefits Harlem Foundation for theater renovation; 556-0043.

A feast at the fair
There's no such thing as a healthful green salad on a carnival midway.

Liquid Life: The Soul Bar
The Soul BarMOST POPULAR DRINK: Crown Royal and Coke. The bar also does a brisk business in $3, 40-ounce bottles of Colt 45, Olde English and St. Ides malt liquor.

The Top Five
The top five entertainment list.

Spotted
Gatha Owens (from left) escorts his daughter Margaret Wilkes and wife, Elaine Owens, inside the Julian Smith Casino for some Cajun fun at the casino night event.

Liquid Life: The Soul Bar
The Soul BarMOST POPULAR DRINK: Crown Royal and Coke. The bar also does a brisk business in $3, 40-ounce bottles of Colt 45, Olde English and St. Ides malt liquor.

Club calendar
Ready for a night of Halloween-theme fun? Here are some Halloween party listings for Augusta area nightclubs:

Howard Stern to be replaced by assortment of talent
NEW YORK - Goodbye, Howard Stern. Hello, David Lee Roth. And Adam Carolla. And CNN Radio News. And Jack-FM. And...

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA.

Spotted
Gatha Owens (from left) escorts his daughter Margaret Wilkes and wife, Elaine Owens, inside the Julian Smith Casino for some Cajun fun at the casino night event.

People in the News
WASHINGTON - Tab Hunter writes about being a closeted gay actor in the spotlight of 1950s Hollywood in his new memoir, "Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star."

Howard Stern to be replaced by assortment of talent
NEW YORK - Goodbye, Howard Stern. Hello, David Lee Roth. And Adam Carolla. And CNN Radio News. And Jack-FM. And...

Halloween happening
HAUNTED THEATER: 7 p.m. today-Saturday and Monday, old theater in Harlem on Main Street; benefits Harlem Foundation for theater renovation; 556-0043.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA.

People in the News
WASHINGTON - Tab Hunter writes about being a closeted gay actor in the spotlight of 1950s Hollywood in his new memoir, "Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star."

Energy costs start to gnaw at homeowner budgets
NEW YORK - The airy cathedral ceilings that have helped sell thousands of new homes over the past decade have turned into a liability.

IRS: taxpayers due $73 in unclaimed millions
WASHINGTON - Thousands of people have money sitting at the Internal Revenue Service that could be claimed if they would just tell the tax collectors where they live.

Energy costs start to gnaw at homeowner budgets
NEW YORK - The airy cathedral ceilings that have helped sell thousands of new homes over the past decade have turned into a liability.

IRS: taxpayers due $73 in unclaimed millions

Energy costs start to gnaw at homeowner budgets

IRS: taxpayers due $73 in unclaimed millions
WASHINGTON - Thousands of people have money sitting at the Internal Revenue Service that could be claimed if they would just tell the tax collectors where they live.

A chicken for every pot and then some

A chicken for every pot and then some
NEW YORK - Fry or bake? Grill or curry? Haute cuisine or peasant style? Almost any way you go with chicken, it's a winner. Just pop it in the pot or on the fire and almost everyone's happy. Finger-licking, lip-smacking, well-fed happy.

Tricky Halloween dishes to dress up your table
NEW YORK - Set your sights on giving Halloween food its own dress-up fun, while you set your table with treats that won't trick the hungry, just delight their taste.

Tricky Halloween dishes to dress up your table
NEW YORK - Set your sights on giving Halloween food its own dress-up fun, while you set your table with treats that won't trick the hungry, just delight their taste.

Tricky Halloween dishes to dress up your table

A chicken for every pot and then some
NEW YORK - Fry or bake? Grill or curry? Haute cuisine or peasant style? Almost any way you go with chicken, it's a winner. Just pop it in the pot or on the fire and almost everyone's happy. Finger-licking, lip-smacking, well-fed happy.

Next game could shape Ga. Tech's season
ATLANTA - Pushing its scheduled game against Miami back a month last week has left Georgia Tech with five games in five weeks, and its season could be greatly shaped by the first of those games Saturday against Clemson.

Next game could shape Ga. Tech's season
ATLANTA - Pushing its scheduled game against Miami back a month last week has left Georgia Tech with five games in five weeks, and its season could be greatly shaped by the first of those games Saturday against Clemson.

Next game could shape Ga. Tech's season

North Augusta gets face-lift
Earlier this month, after the renovated North Augusta Country Club had been open for a couple of weeks, head pro and club manager David Usry considered the project a success, at least in his mind.

Event returns to local course

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

North Augusta gets face-lift
Earlier this month, after the renovated North Augusta Country Club had been open for a couple of weeks, head pro and club manager David Usry considered the project a success, at least in his mind.

Upcoming Events

Event returns to local course
The Kandy Waters Memorial Classic kept getting farther away from Augusta, which wasn't what L.D. Waters envisioned when he became the title sponsor of the National Golf Association/Hooters Tour event in the late 1990s.

Event returns to local course
The Kandy Waters Memorial Classic kept getting farther away from Augusta, which wasn't what L.D. Waters envisioned when he became the title sponsor of the National Golf Association/Hooters Tour event in the late 1990s.

North Augusta gets face-lift

Playoff possibilities loom for area teams

Playoff possibilities loom for area teams
The final week of the season leaves the Augusta area a few playoff bubbles to pop.

Playoff possibilities loom for area teams
The final week of the season leaves the Augusta area a few playoff bubbles to pop.

Capitals defeat Sabres, 3-2

Capitals defeat Sabres, 3-2
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Defenseman Jamie Heward broke a tie on a two-man power play early in the third period in the Washington Capitals' 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.

Capitals defeat Sabres, 3-2
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Defenseman Jamie Heward broke a tie on a two-man power play early in the third period in the Washington Capitals' 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.

Florida finds itself recovering from powerful hurricane
WESTON, Fla. - Beginning an agonizing, all-too-familiar process, Floridians lined up for generators, chain saws and other clean-up supplies only hours after Hurricane Wilma cut a costly, deadly swath across the peninsula.

Wilma and a powerful nor'easter steam toward New England
BOSTON - An early nor'easter reinforced by distant Hurricane Wilma on Tuesday pounded beaches with 20-foot waves, knocked out power to thousands of people and spread rain across the Northeast, where many residents were still cleaning up from flooding earlier in the month.

Recovery from Wilma begins, not as quickly as all hoped
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Floridians already were waiting in long lines for gasoline at sunrise Wednesday as they voiced frustration at the slow arrival of relief following the destruction of Hurricane Wilma.

Recovery from Wilma begins, not as quickly as all hoped
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Floridians already were waiting in long lines for gasoline at sunrise Wednesday as they voiced frustration at the slow arrival of relief following the destruction of Hurricane Wilma.

Florida finds itself recovering from powerful hurricane
WESTON, Fla. - Beginning an agonizing, all-too-familiar process, Floridians lined up for generators, chain saws and other clean-up supplies only hours after Hurricane Wilma cut a costly, deadly swath across the peninsula.

Wilma and a powerful nor'easter steam toward New England
BOSTON - An early nor'easter reinforced by distant Hurricane Wilma on Tuesday pounded beaches with 20-foot waves, knocked out power to thousands of people and spread rain across the Northeast, where many residents were still cleaning up from flooding earlier in the month.

Let's see what Harriet Miers can do
The Augusta Chronicle published an impassioned editorial Oct. 17 calling on Harriet Miers to withdraw her name from consideration for the U.S. Supreme Court ("Miers must take the bullet"). Betty Maxwell Draughon, Augusta

Augusta needs new leadership
Here we go again. Augusta's commissioners and city administrator are considering increasing millage rates after some of us just had our property values increased as much as 20 percent.Rick Wright, Augusta

Augusta needs new leadership

Let's see what Harriet Miers can do
The Augusta Chronicle published an impassioned editorial Oct. 17 calling on Harriet Miers to withdraw her name from consideration for the U.S. Supreme Court ("Miers must take the bullet"). Betty Maxwell Draughon, Augusta

Political landscape changes for worse

Kingsley Riley left her mark on many
So many times we never take the time to thank those who have had a profound effect on our lives. We take for granted that they know they are appreciated. Barbara Pulliam, Richmond County Board of Education trustee

Kingsley Riley left her mark on many
So many times we never take the time to thank those who have had a profound effect on our lives. We take for granted that they know they are appreciated. Barbara Pulliam, Richmond County Board of Education trustee

Political landscape changes for worse
It is mind-boggling how the corporate-controlled press has changed the landscape of politics.Roy Ellis, Augusta

Penalize sluggish road contractors
I read with amazement that the contract to widen Davis Road and build a new bridge was given to the same construction company that has yet to meet a completion deadline in the area.Worren Winburn, Hephzibah

Penalize sluggish road contractors

Penalize sluggish road contractors
I read with amazement that the contract to widen Davis Road and build a new bridge was given to the same construction company that has yet to meet a completion deadline in the area.Worren Winburn, Hephzibah

Let's see what Harriet Miers can do

Political landscape changes for worse
It is mind-boggling how the corporate-controlled press has changed the landscape of politics.Roy Ellis, Augusta

Augusta needs new leadership
Here we go again. Augusta's commissioners and city administrator are considering increasing millage rates after some of us just had our property values increased as much as 20 percent.Rick Wright, Augusta

Kingsley Riley left her mark on many

White is the new orange when it comes to pumpkins

McDonald's to post nutrition information on packaging next year

Forecasting the future is not as easy as some believe

King Tut took red wine to his grave, researcher says

Belly dancers shaking things up in Muslim Malaysia

Belly dancers shaking things up in Muslim Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - To the hypnotic strains of Middle Eastern drums and flutes, Nancy Bakhshy shouts instructions to nine students who shimmy, shake and undulate in fluid movements.

White is the new orange when it comes to pumpkins
CHICAGO - These pumpkins look like something scared THEM. Eerie-looking white pumpkins - naturally white, not painted - are finding their way into more and more homes this Halloween season.

King Tut took red wine to his grave, researcher says
LONDON - King Tutankhamen was a red wine drinker, according to a researcher who analyzed traces of the vintage found in his tomb.

McDonald's to post nutrition information on packaging next year
CHICAGO - McDonald's Corp. announced Tuesday that it will display nutrition information on the packaging for most of its menu items next year.

Forecasting the future is not as easy as some believe
2004 was supposed to have been quite a year. Osama bin Laden was said to have died, Colin Powell was elected America's first black president and the Hoover Dam collapsed.

McDonald's to post nutrition information on packaging next year
CHICAGO - McDonald's Corp. announced Tuesday that it will display nutrition information on the packaging for most of its menu items next year.

Belly dancers shaking things up in Muslim Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - To the hypnotic strains of Middle Eastern drums and flutes, Nancy Bakhshy shouts instructions to nine students who shimmy, shake and undulate in fluid movements.

King Tut took red wine to his grave, researcher says
LONDON - King Tutankhamen was a red wine drinker, according to a researcher who analyzed traces of the vintage found in his tomb.

Forecasting the future is not as easy as some believe
2004 was supposed to have been quite a year. Osama bin Laden was said to have died, Colin Powell was elected America's first black president and the Hoover Dam collapsed.

White is the new orange when it comes to pumpkins
CHICAGO - These pumpkins look like something scared THEM. Eerie-looking white pumpkins - naturally white, not painted - are finding their way into more and more homes this Halloween season.

Ex-broadcaster loved the sport
Kyle Schultz wanted hockey newcomers in Augusta to have a league they would feel comfortable playing in, so he started the adult hockey B league at what is now the Augusta Ice Sports Center.

Ex-broadcaster loved the sport

Augusta goalie gets called up

Ex-broadcaster loved the sport
Kyle Schultz wanted hockey newcomers in Augusta to have a league they would feel comfortable playing in, so he started the adult hockey B league at what is now the Augusta Ice Sports Center.

Augusta goalie gets called up
After Friday's season-opener, Augusta Lynx goaltender Seamus Kotyk confessed that he didn't know his teammates' first names.

Augusta goalie gets called up
After Friday's season-opener, Augusta Lynx goaltender Seamus Kotyk confessed that he didn't know his teammates' first names.

Counselor speaks out on disabilities
Michael Morgan, a substance abuse counselor at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center who has fought multiple sclerosis for more than 20 years, said Tuesday that in some way, everyone's a little disabled.

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Kid of the Day

CEO says area could handle a nuclear reactor
If the U.S. truly is on the verge of a nuclear energy revival, the Aiken-Augusta area is well-positioned to participate, the U.S. Navy's former director of nuclear propulsion said Wednesday.

Colleges keep costs below average
College tuition might be going up, but the increase isn't as steep as in past years, according to studies released by The College Board, the company that administers tests such as the ACT and SAT.

Across South Carolina
CONWAY - Unlawful neglect charges against a Surfside Beach couple accused of abandoning their baby have been dropped, officials said Wednesday.

UGA creates test to help clean Georgia's beaches
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - University of Georgia researchers hope testing water for traces of laundry detergent will help them clean up Georgia's beaches.

Across the area
Richmond County authorities have arrested a 17-year-old for carrying a knife on the campus of an Augusta middle school, records show.

Cities cash in if you speed

Humvees parked far from soldiers
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division face almost daily roadside bombings in Iraq as new, top-of-the-line armored Humvees that could better protect them sit parked in Texas and Kuwait.

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IRS has more than 100 local checks to hand out
The Internal Revenue Service wants to know where more than 100 people in the Augusta area are.

CEO says area could handle a nuclear reactor
If the U.S. truly is on the verge of a nuclear energy revival, the Aiken-Augusta area is well-positioned to participate, the U.S. Navy's former director of nuclear propulsion said Wednesday.

Could more be buried at prison?
MILLEN, Ga. - Terri Lotti and Shawn Patch are blending new technology with old clues that could help rewrite a painful chapter in Civil War history.

School board mends record-keeping
After being cited twice in state audits for substandard record-keeping, Richmond County school officials say they are now in compliance with state law.

Teen's future still not certain
AIKEN - Griselda Lopez Negrete is toying with the idea of applying to Yale University.

Across the area

Officials search for shooting witnesses
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that it is looking for the occupants of two vehicles who might have witnessed a Saturday night car chase that ended with a Martinez man being shot by Columbia County deputies.

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School board mends record-keeping

Rice, Harris are free on bond

Richmond school board to adopt code of ethics

State audit reveals open personal files

Across Georgia

Cities cash in if you speed
PENDERGRASS, Ga. - The city of Pendergrass brought in $490,574 in speeding and other traffic fines in 2004 - $1,024 for every man, woman and child in the tiny town along U.S. Highway 129 in western Jackson County.

Humvees parked far from soldiers

Augusta man sentenced to life for slaying
An Augusta man who shot a fleeing man in the back was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for murder.

New costs might trim road projects
ATLANTA - Planners in Conway, Ark., have been trying to get a loop built around the city for more than a decade to ease traffic congestion.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The state Supreme Court has reprimanded two judges after one gave preferential treatment to the other by arranging his early release in a drunken-driving case.

Police seek witnesses who saw chase
Richmond County Sheriffs Office said this morning it is looking for the occupants of two vehicles who might have witnessed a Saturday-night auto chase that ended with the shooting of a Martinez man by Columbia County deputies.

Coroner picks company to move bodies
AIKEN - Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton has tentatively selected a company to transport the county's deceased, completing the first ever bidding process for the job.

CEO says area could handle a nuclear reactor

IRS has more than 100 local checks to hand out
The Internal Revenue Service wants to know where more than 100 people in the Augusta area are.

Georgians encourage monitoring by schools
ATLANTA - A healthy majority of Georgians support having schools monitor whether students are obese, according to a recent poll that could create momentum for legislation requiring the measurements.

$50,000 is earmarked for shops at airport

Replica of Yerby house to include original brick

Medical colleges increase students

News you can use

Attorney says crime scene was changed
ATHENS, Ga. - An Athens poultry processing plant employee "executed" a supervisor last November as the two married men argued over a single woman who also worked at Pilgrim's Pride, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday in opening statements in the trial of Nathaniel Brittian.

Educator followed her conscience, son says

$50,000 is earmarked for shops at airport
Augusta Regional Airport officials likely will spend about $50,000 to design and prepare two improved concession stands and a gift shop for the new terminal.

Teen's future still not certain

Augusta man sentenced to life for slaying

Holiday flights added for soldiers
US Airways is wishing soldiers at Fort Gordon a Merry Christmas with a batch of added flights in and out of Augusta.

Colleges keep costs below average

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Across Georgia

Unsolved killing haunts area residents
For people who live in the 100 block of Augusta's Calvary Drive, 9-11 has its own negative connotation, which has nothing to do with New York City.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The title pawn industry portrayed itself Tuesday as providing a service of last resort to cash-strapped Georgians who can't get loans from banks, and warned that legislation pending before the General Assembly could put it out of business.

Augusta man sentenced to life for slaying
An Augusta man who shot a fleeing man in the back was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for murder.

Kid of the Day
James Pickens DeLaughter Bush is today's Kid of the Day.

Rice, Harris are free on bond
Family, friends and classmates crowded a Columbia County courtroom Tuesday morning as a judge granted bond to two teens recently indicted on sexual assault charges.

$50,000 is earmarked for shops at airport
Augusta Regional Airport officials likely will spend about $50,000 to design and prepare two improved concession stands and a gift shop for the new terminal.

Medical colleges increase students
As the daughter of a physician in Columbus, Ga., Sequia Holland knows she has already accomplished something by getting admitted this year to the School of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.

Contract goes to city offices
There was a slow start Tuesday to one group's effort to get Augusta's elected officials to sign a contract saying they would quit abstaining to stall votes and follow the rules.

Cities cash in if you speed
PENDERGRASS, Ga. - The city of Pendergrass brought in $490,574 in speeding and other traffic fines in 2004 - $1,024 for every man, woman and child in the tiny town along U.S. Highway 129 in western Jackson County.

Savannah River's weed trouble intensifies
Ducks that linger along Riverwalk Augusta can sometimes walk on water.

Colleges keep costs below average
College tuition might be going up, but the increase isn't as steep as in past years, according to studies released by The College Board, the company that administers tests such as the ACT and SAT.

State audit reveals open personal files
ATLANTA - Records of what every company pays in wages and details about people looking for work and how they lost their jobs are among the files vulnerable to unauthorized exposure, according to a recent state audit.

Savannah River's weed trouble intensifies
Ducks that linger along Riverwalk Augusta can sometimes walk on water.

Across the area
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority decided Tuesday not to appeal a Richmond County Superior Court judge's decision that said the Augusta Lynx hockey team isn't responsible for spotlight and sound-operator expenses.

Developers gave to senator
AIKEN - State Sen. Tommy Moore, a Democrat from Clearwater who is running for governor, received campaign contributions from two developers after he supported legislation that stands to help them financially.

Correction
- An item in Tuesday's Across the Area incorrectly reported the amount of time Todderyl N. Sims, 35, was incarcerated before charges were dropped. Mr. Sims spent five months in jail awaiting trial on sexual assault charges.

County sees tax boon in transit
One thing has become clear lately to Columbia County officials: Although some Richmond County residents are without their own transportation, that doesn't mean they don't want to shop in Evans, namely at the new Target.

Unsolved killing haunts area residents
For people who live in the 100 block of Augusta's Calvary Drive, 9-11 has its own negative connotation, which has nothing to do with New York City.

School board mends record-keeping
After being cited twice in state audits for substandard record-keeping, Richmond County school officials say they are now in compliance with state law.

Medical colleges increase students
As the daughter of a physician in Columbus, Ga., Sequia Holland knows she has already accomplished something by getting admitted this year to the School of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.

Kid of the Day
Gregory Randell Hood is today's Kid of the Day.

Rice, Harris are free on bond
Family, friends and classmates crowded a Columbia County courtroom Tuesday morning as a judge granted bond to two teens recently indicted on sexual assault charges.

Seeing stars
Jesse Grove poses for pictures with country music singer Wynonna Judd during a book signing at the Books A Million in Augusta.

County isn't at risk of teacher exodus
A growing percentage of teacher retirements plagues many school systems throughout the country, but not Columbia County.

News you can use
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK: The Aiken Community Playhouse production will be staged at 8 p.m.

Developers gave to senator

Counselor speaks out on disabilities

News you can use

Correction

Coroner picks company to move bodies

Soldier denied bond in hearing
A Richmond County judge denied bond Wednesday afternoon to a Fort Gordon military intelligence airman accused in the slaying of Dontavious Wyman.

Replica of Yerby house to include original brick
Author Frank Yerby would approve of his alma mater's decision to build from the ground up in the construction of the replica of his Augusta home, according to a college classmate who remembers the writer.

Airport looks into security cameras
It could be "lights, camera, action" for visitors to Daniel Field.

Educator followed her conscience, son says
A longtime Richmond County educator and former Richmond County School Board member, Kingsley W. Small Riley, died Saturday at Augusta Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

IRS has more than 100 local checks to hand out

Officials search for shooting witnesses
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that it is looking for the occupants of two vehicles who might have witnessed a Saturday night car chase that ended with a Martinez man being shot by Columbia County deputies.

Airport looks into security cameras

Teen's future still not certain
AIKEN - Griselda Lopez Negrete is toying with the idea of applying to Yale University.

Across the area

Could more be buried at prison?
MILLEN, Ga. - Terri Lotti and Shawn Patch are blending new technology with old clues that could help rewrite a painful chapter in Civil War history.

Soldier denied bond in hearing
A Richmond County judge denied bond Wednesday afternoon to a Fort Gordon military intelligence airman accused in the slaying of Dontavious Wyman.

Court blocks state from using ID law
ATLANTA (AP) A federal appeals court declined Thursday to let the state use a controversial new law for local elections next month that would require voters to show photo IDs before casting their ballots.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers about local politics:

Doctor fined in filing of claims
An Augusta podiatrist received a year's probation and a $20,000 fine Tuesday for violating the terms of his Medicare agreement.

Officials search for shooting witnesses

Unsolved killing haunts area residents

Georgians encourage monitoring by schools

Savannah River's weed trouble intensifies

UGA creates test to help clean Georgia's beaches

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day

Volunteers eliminate need for SRS layoffs

County isn't at risk of teacher exodus

Tax increase proposed for new schools
A tax increase to help pay for future school construction was discussed Tuesday night by the Columbia County school board.

Seeing stars

Doctor fined in filing of claims

County sees tax boon in transit

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The state Supreme Court has reprimanded two judges after one gave preferential treatment to the other by arranging his early release in a drunken-driving case.

Soldier denied bond in hearing

Across the area
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority decided Tuesday not to appeal a Richmond County Superior Court judge's decision that said the Augusta Lynx hockey team isn't responsible for spotlight and sound-operator expenses.

Could more be buried at prison?

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

New costs might trim road projects

State audit reveals open personal files
ATLANTA - Records of what every company pays in wages and details about people looking for work and how they lost their jobs are among the files vulnerable to unauthorized exposure, according to a recent state audit.

Holiday flights added for soldiers

Correction
- An item in Tuesday's Across the Area incorrectly reported the amount of time Todderyl N. Sims, 35, was incarcerated before charges were dropped. Mr. Sims spent five months in jail awaiting trial on sexual assault charges.

Across South Carolina

Counselor speaks out on disabilities
Michael Morgan, a substance abuse counselor at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center who has fought multiple sclerosis for more than 20 years, said Tuesday that in some way, everyone's a little disabled.

Attorney says crime scene was changed

Doctor fined in filing of claims
An Augusta podiatrist received a year's probation and a $20,000 fine Tuesday for violating the terms of his Medicare agreement.

Across South Carolina
CONWAY - Unlawful neglect charges against a Surfside Beach couple accused of abandoning their baby have been dropped, officials said Wednesday.

Developers gave to senator
AIKEN - State Sen. Tommy Moore, a Democrat from Clearwater who is running for governor, received campaign contributions from two developers after he supported legislation that stands to help them financially.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A motorist who caused a fatal accident while driving the wrong way on Interstate 85 has been identified and is facing a number of charges including vehicular homicide.

Tax increase proposed for new schools
A tax increase to help pay for future school construction was discussed Tuesday night by the Columbia County school board.

Across the area
Richmond County authorities have arrested a 17-year-old for carrying a knife on the campus of an Augusta middle school, records show.

Replica of Yerby house to include original brick
Author Frank Yerby would approve of his alma mater's decision to build from the ground up in the construction of the replica of his Augusta home, according to a college classmate who remembers the writer.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers about local politics:

Contract goes to city offices
There was a slow start Tuesday to one group's effort to get Augusta's elected officials to sign a contract saying they would quit abstaining to stall votes and follow the rules.

News you can use
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK: The Aiken Community Playhouse production will be staged at 8 p.m.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

UGA creates test to help clean Georgia's beaches
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - University of Georgia researchers hope testing water for traces of laundry detergent will help them clean up Georgia's beaches.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The title pawn industry portrayed itself Tuesday as providing a service of last resort to cash-strapped Georgians who can't get loans from banks, and warned that legislation pending before the General Assembly could put it out of business.

Kid of the Day
Gregory Randell Hood is today's Kid of the Day.

Contract goes to city offices

Georgians encourage monitoring by schools
ATLANTA - A healthy majority of Georgians support having schools monitor whether students are obese, according to a recent poll that could create momentum for legislation requiring the measurements.

Coroner picks company to move bodies
AIKEN - Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton has tentatively selected a company to transport the county's deceased, completing the first ever bidding process for the job.

New costs might trim road projects
ATLANTA - Planners in Conway, Ark., have been trying to get a loop built around the city for more than a decade to ease traffic congestion.

Kid of the Day
James Pickens DeLaughter Bush is today's Kid of the Day.

Attorney says crime scene was changed
ATHENS, Ga. - An Athens poultry processing plant employee "executed" a supervisor last November as the two married men argued over a single woman who also worked at Pilgrim's Pride, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday in opening statements in the trial of Nathaniel Brittian.

Volunteers eliminate need for SRS layoffs
AIKEN - The private contractor that runs Savannah River Site announced Tuesday that it has approved the voluntary departure of 640 workers, eliminating the need for forced layoffs this year and possibly longer.

Humvees parked far from soldiers
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division face almost daily roadside bombings in Iraq as new, top-of-the-line armored Humvees that could better protect them sit parked in Texas and Kuwait.

County sees tax boon in transit
One thing has become clear lately to Columbia County officials: Although some Richmond County residents are without their own transportation, that doesn't mean they don't want to shop in Evans, namely at the new Target.

Seeing stars
Jesse Grove poses for pictures with country music singer Wynonna Judd during a book signing at the Books A Million in Augusta.

Richmond school board to adopt code of ethics
The Richmond County Board of Education moved forward with its plans to adopt a code of ethics Wednesday.

Educator followed her conscience, son says
A longtime Richmond County educator and former Richmond County School Board member, Kingsley W. Small Riley, died Saturday at Augusta Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Augusta man sentenced to life for slaying
An Augusta man who shot a fleeing man in the back was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for murder.

County isn't at risk of teacher exodus
A growing percentage of teacher retirements plagues many school systems throughout the country, but not Columbia County.

Airport looks into security cameras
It could be "lights, camera, action" for visitors to Daniel Field.

Holiday flights added for soldiers
US Airways is wishing soldiers at Fort Gordon a Merry Christmas with a batch of added flights in and out of Augusta.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A motorist who caused a fatal accident while driving the wrong way on Interstate 85 has been identified and is facing a number of charges including vehicular homicide.

Richmond school board to adopt code of ethics
The Richmond County Board of Education moved forward with its plans to adopt a code of ethics Wednesday.

Volunteers eliminate need for SRS layoffs
AIKEN - The private contractor that runs Savannah River Site announced Tuesday that it has approved the voluntary departure of 640 workers, eliminating the need for forced layoffs this year and possibly longer.

Tax increase proposed for new schools

Mini reviews

New home-video releases

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

Disney to provide encrypted DVDs to awards voters
LOS ANGELES - The Walt Disney Co. will be the first to distribute encrypted DVD copies of its movies to award show voters to prevent illegal copying of films.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

Disney to provide encrypted DVDs to awards voters
LOS ANGELES - The Walt Disney Co. will be the first to distribute encrypted DVD copies of its movies to award show voters to prevent illegal copying of films.

A record 58 entries submitted for foreign-language Oscar

Disney to provide encrypted DVDs to awards voters

Augusta filmmaker prepares rebuttal to Wal-Mart attack

Augusta filmmaker prepares rebuttal to Wal-Mart attack
Augusta filmmaker Ron Galloway didn't always love Wal-Mart.

A record 58 entries submitted for foreign-language Oscar
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Movies from a record 58 countries are in contention for this year's foreign-language Academy Award, including the first entries ever from Iraq, Costa Rica and Fiji.

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's just out in video and DVD and a calendar of what's coming:

Augusta filmmaker prepares rebuttal to Wal-Mart attack
Augusta filmmaker Ron Galloway didn't always love Wal-Mart.

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's just out in video and DVD and a calendar of what's coming:

A record 58 entries submitted for foreign-language Oscar
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Movies from a record 58 countries are in contention for this year's foreign-language Academy Award, including the first entries ever from Iraq, Costa Rica and Fiji.

John Fogerty returns to Fantasy Records
NEW YORK - John Fogerty is back on Fantasy Records.

Wynonna makes a symphony of career-changing decisions

Rolling Stones to release 'Rarities' album

Wynonna makes a symphony of career-changing decisions
This year, Wynonna plans on finding success in uncomfortable situations.

Station rides the Internet to become indie radio leader
SEATTLE - Before dawn on a rainy Friday, John Richards totes a stack of CDs and a paper cup of coffee into the booth at KEXP. On the wall, yellow-headed pins stuck in a world map mark the origin of song requests:

Janet Jackson denies 'secret child' accusation
NEW YORK - Janet Jackson says she is not a mother.

Station rides the Internet to become indie radio leader
SEATTLE - Before dawn on a rainy Friday, John Richards totes a stack of CDs and a paper cup of coffee into the booth at KEXP. On the wall, yellow-headed pins stuck in a world map mark the origin of song requests:

Janet Jackson denies 'secret child' accusation
NEW YORK - Janet Jackson says she is not a mother.

Janet Jackson denies 'secret child' accusation

Station rides the Internet to become indie radio leader

Rolling Stones to release 'Rarities' album
NEW YORK - Coffee giant Starbucks and Virgin Records are co-releasing a CD of rare Rolling Stones remixes, B-sides and hard-to-find live recordings, the band announced on its Web site Wednesday.

John Fogerty returns to Fantasy Records
NEW YORK - John Fogerty is back on Fantasy Records.

Rolling Stones to release 'Rarities' album
NEW YORK - Coffee giant Starbucks and Virgin Records are co-releasing a CD of rare Rolling Stones remixes, B-sides and hard-to-find live recordings, the band announced on its Web site Wednesday.

Wynonna makes a symphony of career-changing decisions
This year, Wynonna plans on finding success in uncomfortable situations.

John Fogerty returns to Fantasy Records

Atlanta speedway repairs almost done

Miami course suffers damage
HAMPTON, Ga. - Homestead-Miami Speedway suffered significant damage during Hurricane Wilma on Monday, but it should be ready for the season-finale Ford 400.

Atlanta speedway repairs almost done
HAMPTON, Ga. - Employees at Atlanta Motor Speedway got good news this week: It won't be long until they can wear good shoes again.

Miami course suffers damage
HAMPTON, Ga. - Homestead-Miami Speedway suffered significant damage during Hurricane Wilma on Monday, but it should be ready for the season-finale Ford 400.

Racing Newsmaker: Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon failed to make the cut for the Chase for the Championship, so the four-time champion has turned the final 10 races of the season into a springboard for 2006.

Atlanta speedway repairs almost done
HAMPTON, Ga. - Employees at Atlanta Motor Speedway got good news this week: It won't be long until they can wear good shoes again.

Miami course suffers damage

Racing Newsmaker: Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon failed to make the cut for the Chase for the Championship, so the four-time champion has turned the final 10 races of the season into a springboard for 2006.

Racing Newsmaker: Jeff Gordon

WNBA star Swoopes comes out
NEW YORK - Houston Comets forward Sheryl Swoopes is opening up about being a homosexual, telling a magazine that she's "tired of having to hide my feelings about the person I care about."

Bobcats overpower Pacers, 109-103
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Raymond Felton scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, to help the Charlotte Bobcats to a 109-103 preseason victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.

Charlotte Bobcats move into new building
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Bobcats got their first up-close look at the team's new arena. Now, they just have to get used to the nuances of a building that gives fans a literal window into their work.

WNBA star Swoopes comes out

Bobcats overpower Pacers, 109-103
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Raymond Felton scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, to help the Charlotte Bobcats to a 109-103 preseason victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.

Bobcats overpower Pacers, 109-103

WNBA star Swoopes comes out
NEW YORK - Houston Comets forward Sheryl Swoopes is opening up about being a homosexual, telling a magazine that she's "tired of having to hide my feelings about the person I care about."

Charlotte Bobcats move into new building
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Bobcats got their first up-close look at the team's new arena. Now, they just have to get used to the nuances of a building that gives fans a literal window into their work.

Charlotte Bobcats move into new building

Experienced owners know the value of a place-kicker

Atlanta's defense makes statement

Vick patient while struggling as a passer

Mr. Adam Biggins    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Rev. Chester A. Heard    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace G. Munden    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Aileen Holland    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows    (TAVARES, FL.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Jackson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary L. McCall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Edgar Tyler    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles A. Byrd    (SUMMERFIELD, FL.)

Mr. Gregory Davis    (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mrs. Elsie Emeneker    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Chalma B. Davis    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Waldman    (DELRAY BEACH, FL.)

Mrs. Almena Davis Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Ray Anglin    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Daggett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lillian Jackson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Daggett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margaret Kyzer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles A. Byrd    (SUMMERFIELD, FL.)

Mrs. Floretta George    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melinda Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Prestwood, Jr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth W. Thompson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. William Allmond    (SYLVESTER, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Thompson    (MONETTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Louise Smoaks    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Grace Smoak Grimes    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Ray Anglin    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Steverson Rouse    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace G. Munden    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence L. Rogers    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Kyzer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Talmadge L. Riner    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Aileen Holland    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Chalma B. Davis    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. James G. Prestwood, Jr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Prestwood, Jr.    (GROVETOWN , Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Kyzer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Jackson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William Reeves    (DEARING, Ga.)

Rev. Chester A. Heard    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Jackson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Willis Eugene Owens    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dakota Jade Edgerley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Chester A. Heard    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Henrietta DeLoach    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Floretta George    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willis Eugene Owens    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Almena Davis Harris    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie Emeneker    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald Van Murry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SSGT Dennis P. Merck    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary L. McCall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kyle L. Schultz    (HARTLAND, WI)

Mrs. Margaret Kyzer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William M. Reeves    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. James Andrews, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Prestwood, Jr.    (GROVETOWN , Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Waldman    (DELRAY BEACH, FL.)

Judge Albert R. Murray, Sr.    (MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP., PA)

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

Rev. Chester A. Heard    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Kyle L. Schultz    (HARTLAND, WI)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James Edgar Tyler    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Theresa M. Kent    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Henrietta DeLoach    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. William Allmond    (SYLVESTER, Ga.)

Mrs. Almena Davis Harris    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Van Murry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Adam Biggins    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy H. Andrews    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. William Allmond    (SYLVESTER, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Prestwood, Jr.    (GROVETOWN , Ga.)

Mrs. Melinda Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Judge Albert R. Murray, Sr.    (MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP., PA)

Mrs. Ruth W. Thompson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

SSGT Dennis P. Merck    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Thompson    (MONETTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Smoaks    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mrs. Theresa M. Kent    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Smoak Grimes    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows    (TAVARES, FL.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steverson Rouse    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Davis    (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence L. Rogers    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Almena Davis Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Talmadge L. Riner    (KITE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. William Allmond    (SYLVESTER, Ga.)

Mr. Roy H. Andrews    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James G. Prestwood, Jr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Roy H. Andrews    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Dakota Jade Edgerley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy H. Andrews    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Melinda Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Daggett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Allmond (SYLVESTER, Ga.)

Mr. Roy H. Andrews (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Kyzer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Almena Davis Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie Emeneker (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Grace G. Munden (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Floretta George (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Aileen Holland (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Charles A. Byrd (SUMMERFIELD, FL.)

Judge Albert R. Murray, Sr. (MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP., PA)

Mr. Harold Shuemake (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Prestwood, Jr. (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Rev. Chester A. Heard (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willis Eugene Owens (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Waldman (DELRAY BEACH, FL.)

Mr. Ronald Van Murry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Andrews, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kyle L. Schultz (HARTLAND, WI)

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

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

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

Mrs. Henrietta DeLoach (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Grace Smoak Grimes (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Thompson (MONETTA, S.C.)

Dakota Jade Edgerley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Adam Biggins (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William M. Reeves (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth W. Thompson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence L. Rogers (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Kyzer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Talmadge L. Riner (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Steverson Rouse (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Reeves (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Roy H. Andrews (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Almena Davis Harris (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Allmond (SYLVESTER, Ga.)

Mrs. Chalma B. Davis (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mary L. McCall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Jackson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Theresa M. Kent (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Ray Anglin (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows (TAVARES, FL.)

Rev. Chester A. Heard (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Edgar Tyler (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Prestwood, Jr. (GROVETOWN , Ga.)

Mr. James Edgar Tyler (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Smoaks (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillian Jackson (AIKEN, S.C.)

SSGT Dennis P. Merck (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

Augusta is in line for indoor football team

Area Announcements

Long journey pays off

Long journey pays off
After thousands of miles and countless hours of track time in 10 different cities from Nevada to Michigan, the 2005 season for Augusta-based Team Velocity Racing came down to a single four-hour race on an October afternoon.

Long journey pays off
After thousands of miles and countless hours of track time in 10 different cities from Nevada to Michigan, the 2005 season for Augusta-based Team Velocity Racing came down to a single four-hour race on an October afternoon.

Overtime
John Smoltz was honored Tuesday with baseball's Roberto Clemente Award, which is considered the game's man of the year award.

Area Announcements
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.

Area Announcements
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.

Overtime
John Smoltz was honored Tuesday with baseball's Roberto Clemente Award, which is considered the game's man of the year award.

Augusta is in line for indoor football team
Pending contract approval from Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority's legal counsel, indoor football will return this spring to downtown Augusta.

Overtime
The New Orleans Hornets traded center Jamaal Magloire to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday in exchange for forward Desmond Mason, an unconditional first-round pick in the 2006 draft and cash.

Augusta is in line for indoor football team
Pending contract approval from Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority's legal counsel, indoor football will return this spring to downtown Augusta.

Overtime
The New Orleans Hornets traded center Jamaal Magloire to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday in exchange for forward Desmond Mason, an unconditional first-round pick in the 2006 draft and cash.

Vick patient while struggling as a passer
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Following his first 300-yard passing game in 2002, Michael Vick believed many more would come.

Experienced owners know the value of a place-kicker
Place-kickers have been through the verbal wringer in the NFL.

Atlanta's defense makes statement
ATLANTA - Keion Carpenter stood tall in the Atlanta Falcons' locker room in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, with his back ram-rod straight, his shoulders back and his chin up.

Atlanta's defense makes statement
ATLANTA - Keion Carpenter stood tall in the Atlanta Falcons' locker room in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, with his back ram-rod straight, his shoulders back and his chin up.

Experienced owners know the value of a place-kicker
Place-kickers have been through the verbal wringer in the NFL.

Vick patient while struggling as a passer
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Following his first 300-yard passing game in 2002, Michael Vick believed many more would come.

Billy Dean has experienced success during past year

Billy Dean has experienced success during past year
Those of you who were at the WKXC-FM (99.5) Guitar Pull last November in Bell Auditorium know what a great job Florida native Billy Dean did with his solo spotlight songs.

Billy Dean has experienced success during past year
Those of you who were at the WKXC-FM (99.5) Guitar Pull last November in Bell Auditorium know what a great job Florida native Billy Dean did with his solo spotlight songs.

Vets group recognizes woman for her service
Ethel Bussey-Mear says she's never met a problem she couldn't solve.

Organization Spotlight
Hephzibah Lions Club AFFILIATION: Lions Club International

Honored
Remedios Virata, a nursing assistant at the Uptown Division, has been named Employee of the Month for September at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Patients with disabilites benefit from special program
Six months ago, a massive stroke changed 28-year-old Terri Kocher's life - the right side of her body was paralyzed.

They won the showdown
The East Georgia Dawgs 15-and-younger baseball team went undefeated in the third annual United States Specialty Sports Association Beach Ball Showdown, held Oct. 14-16 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Vets group recognizes woman for her service
Ethel Bussey-Mear says she's never met a problem she couldn't solve.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Veterans to reunite in Augusta
With World War II well under way in other parts of the world in 1940, the United States was ensuring its security and readiness by training National Guard units.

Organization Spotlight
Hephzibah Lions Club AFFILIATION: Lions Club International

It's all about noise at Battle of the Bands
When it comes to the CSRA Classic's annual Battle of the Bands, it's not the certificates of participation that band members want; it's playing for the crowd.

Reunions
Glenn Hills High School 1983: Seeking classmates for 22-year reunion Saturday, Dec. 24; contact Timothy Allen at 798-0766

Lydia Project befriends cancer patients
A volunteer organization is letting cancer patients know someone cares.

Around the block
The Georgia-Carolina State Fair will be held today through Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Hale Street Fairgrounds, 301 Hale St.

Labor program helps disabled students
People with mental and physical disabilities often have a difficult time finding employment. The Georgia Department of Labor Rehabilitation Program's High School High Tech program provides help to disabled students looking for jobs in the area.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Kingston's location is appealing
For 35 years, Dan and Joan Silliman have called Kingston their home.

Labor program helps disabled students
People with mental and physical disabilities often have a difficult time finding employment. The Georgia Department of Labor Rehabilitation Program's High School High Tech program provides help to disabled students looking for jobs in the area.

Veterans to reunite in Augusta
With World War II well under way in other parts of the world in 1940, the United States was ensuring its security and readiness by training National Guard units.

Patients with disabilites benefit from special program
Six months ago, a massive stroke changed 28-year-old Terri Kocher's life - the right side of her body was paralyzed.

Lunch menu
Richmond County school lunch menu.

Around the block
The Georgia-Carolina State Fair will be held today through Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Hale Street Fairgrounds, 301 Hale St.

They won the showdown
The East Georgia Dawgs 15-and-younger baseball team went undefeated in the third annual United States Specialty Sports Association Beach Ball Showdown, held Oct. 14-16 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Events
Rumpelstiltskin: Continues through Saturday, 9:30, 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. for school-day shows, 3 p.m. for Saturday family matinee; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.

Honored
Remedios Virata, a nursing assistant at the Uptown Division, has been named Employee of the Month for September at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Events
Rumpelstiltskin: Continues through Saturday, 9:30, 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. for school-day shows, 3 p.m. for Saturday family matinee; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.

Lunch menu
Richmond County school lunch menu.

Lydia Project befriends cancer patients
A volunteer organization is letting cancer patients know someone cares.

Reunions
Glenn Hills High School 1983: Seeking classmates for 22-year reunion Saturday, Dec. 24; contact Timothy Allen at 798-0766

It's all about noise at Battle of the Bands
When it comes to the CSRA Classic's annual Battle of the Bands, it's not the certificates of participation that band members want; it's playing for the crowd.

Kingston's location is appealing
For 35 years, Dan and Joan Silliman have called Kingston their home.

It's all about noise at Battle of the Bands

Events

Kingston's location is appealing

Around the block

Veterans to reunite in Augusta

Organization Spotlight

Lydia Project befriends cancer patients

For the record

Patients with disabilites benefit from special program

Vets group recognizes woman for her service

Honored

They won the showdown

Labor program helps disabled students

Reunions

Lunch menu

Classic or not, horror reigns

Muppets may return to primetime TV
LOS ANGELES - The Muppets could come back to primetime television with their own reality show.

Muppets may return to primetime TV
LOS ANGELES - The Muppets could come back to primetime television with their own reality show.

Muppets may return to primetime TV

Club calendar

Applause calendar

Liquid Life: The Soul Bar

Halloween happening

A feast at the fair

Howard Stern to be replaced by assortment of talent

Spotted

People in the News

The Top Five

25 years later: Lindsay is still running strong
It was the day Larry Munson broke his chair. A metal, steel chair with about a 5-inch cushion.

Meyer hoping spread will catch on
ATHENS, Ga. - Florida fans had reason to be in a frenzy last December after winning the equivalent of college football's Powerball when Urban Meyer picked The Swamp over Touchdown Jesus and Notre Dame.

Meyer hoping spread will catch on

Meyer hoping spread will catch on
ATHENS, Ga. - Florida fans had reason to be in a frenzy last December after winning the equivalent of college football's Powerball when Urban Meyer picked The Swamp over Touchdown Jesus and Notre Dame.

25 years later: Lindsay is still running strong

25 years later: Lindsay is still running strong
It was the day Larry Munson broke his chair. A metal, steel chair with about a 5-inch cushion.

Classic or not, horror reigns
Cinematic scares are hard to quantify. What one fan might find authentically frightening, another might find laughable.

Classic or not, horror reigns
Cinematic scares are hard to quantify. What one fan might find authentically frightening, another might find laughable.

Gamecocks prepare for Tennessee
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina triple-threat Syvelle Newton said Tuesday he might not be back next season because of his torn Achilles' tendon.

Gamecocks prepare for Tennessee

Gamecocks prepare for Tennessee
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina triple-threat Syvelle Newton said Tuesday he might not be back next season because of his torn Achilles' tendon.

Lunch menu

Around the block

Events

Across the river

Lydia Project befriends cancer patients

Children enjoy outings to the Pumpkin Patch

Reunions

Steeplechase becomes a fall favorite

Milestones

Hopelands was a gift to city

Florida finds itself recovering from powerful hurricane

Recovery from Wilma begins, not as quickly as all hoped

Wilma and a powerful nor'easter steam toward New England