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Galleries calendar

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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
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.

Cashman agrees to stay with Yankees
NEW YORK - Hoping the behind-the-scenes matters are behind the New York Yankees, Brian Cashman is ready to start addressing the issues on the field.

Cashman agrees to stay with Yankees

The Homecoming Kings
HOUSTON - Wearing a wide, satisfied smile on a face flushed with pride, Ozzie Guillen stood off to the side by the third base line and simply watched his White Sox rejoice in the middle of the field.

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 Homecoming Kings
HOUSTON - Wearing a wide, satisfied smile on a face flushed with pride, Ozzie Guillen stood off to the side by the third base line and simply watched his White Sox rejoice in the middle of the field.

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.

Cashman agrees to stay with Yankees
NEW YORK - Hoping the behind-the-scenes matters are behind the New York Yankees, Brian Cashman is ready to start addressing the issues on the field.

The Homecoming Kings

Ex-Brave Dye named MVP

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.

White Sox win series with sweep

Save your money and save candy for the trick-or-treaters

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.

Tamiflu shipments halt amid fears of hoarding
CHICAGO - Amid worries about bird flu, demand for a flu medicine is so extreme that the drug's maker has stopped shipping it to private U.S. suppliers just as consumers fret over whether they should try to stock up on the drug.

Boom ends; consumers stay on top

The Club makes a racquet

Operating costs keep earnings moderate

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.

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.

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.

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.

Durable goods drop pulls market down
NEW YORK - Stocks tumbled Thursday, slicing 115 points from the Dow Jones industrials after a larger-than-expected decrease in durable goods orders raised new questions about the economy and corporate profits.

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.

Mixed earnings news leads to uncertainty

Tamiflu shipments halt amid fears of hoarding

Wilma soaks crops

Durable goods drop pulls market down

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.

Feds OK big phone mergers
WASHINGTON - Federal antitrust regulators on Thursday approved the multibillion-dollar mergers of SBC Communications Inc. with AT&T and of Verizon Communications Inc. with MCI Inc.

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

Durable goods drop pulls market down
NEW YORK - Stocks tumbled Thursday, slicing 115 points from the Dow Jones industrials after a larger-than-expected decrease in durable goods orders raised new questions about the economy and corporate profits.

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.

Tamiflu shipments halt amid fears of hoarding
CHICAGO - Amid worries about bird flu, demand for a flu medicine is so extreme that the drug's maker has stopped shipping it to private U.S. suppliers just as consumers fret over whether they should try to stock up on the drug.

Feds OK big phone mergers

Feds OK big phone mergers
WASHINGTON - Federal antitrust regulators on Thursday approved the multibillion-dollar mergers of SBC Communications Inc. with AT&T and of Verizon Communications Inc. with MCI Inc.

SSGT Dennis P. Merck (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Anderson bolsters Arkansas defensive line

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

Jarrett emerges as a star for Trojans

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

Jarrett emerges as a star for Trojans
LOS ANGELES - Matt Leinart and Dwayne Jarrett aren't exactly Oscar Madison and Felix Unger. They are, however, an odd couple.

Jarrett emerges as a star for Trojans
LOS ANGELES - Matt Leinart and Dwayne Jarrett aren't exactly Oscar Madison and Felix Unger. They are, however, an odd couple.

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

Caution: Turning point ahead
Some turning points can be seen only in the rear-view mirror, can be recognized only in hindsight.

Miers' good deed for Bush
Harriet Miers has worked for President Bush for many years, dating back to his Texas governor days. She has helped his political career in countless and varied ways, has always been loyal to him, and done him many favors, often above and beyond the call of duty.

Caution: Turning point ahead

Reason to trudge on

Miers' good deed for Bush
Harriet Miers has worked for President Bush for many years, dating back to his Texas governor days. She has helped his political career in countless and varied ways, has always been loyal to him, and done him many favors, often above and beyond the call of duty.

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

Caution: Turning point ahead
Some turning points can be seen only in the rear-view mirror, can be recognized only in hindsight.

Miers' good deed for Bush

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.

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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."

Bahrain has another 'king' in country
Bahrain and buns (formerly) in the oven.

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

Bahrain has another 'king' in country
Bahrain and buns (formerly) in the oven.

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.

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:

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

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."

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.

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.

Energy costs start to gnaw at homeowner budgets

Groups: budget cutters unfairly targeting student aid
As Congress looks to cut up to $50 billion in spending, education and student groups are complaining that college financial aid will take the biggest hit.

Groups: budget cutters unfairly targeting student aid

Groups: budget cutters unfairly targeting student aid
As Congress looks to cut up to $50 billion in spending, education and student groups are complaining that college financial aid will take the biggest hit.

Mr. Jack R. Miller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

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.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Schooling fish continue to outsmart the anglers

Schooling fish continue to outsmart the anglers
Schooling fish continue to play hide-'n'-go-seek with Strom Thurmond Lake fishermen, and the fish appear to be winning their little games.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Fishing Tournaments

Schooling fish continue to outsmart the anglers
Schooling fish continue to play hide-'n'-go-seek with Strom Thurmond Lake fishermen, and the fish appear to be winning their little games.

Spring flowers can be coerced to bloom
Spring flowers can be a bright addition to any home in winter. With a little effort, tulips, narcissus (daffodils), hyacinths, crocus, scillas and other bulbs can be forced into midwinter bloom.

Three hazards threaten spring bulbs

Spring flowers can be coerced to bloom
Spring flowers can be a bright addition to any home in winter. With a little effort, tulips, narcissus (daffodils), hyacinths, crocus, scillas and other bulbs can be forced into midwinter bloom.

Spring flowers can be coerced to bloom

Three hazards threaten spring bulbs
Spring-flowering bulbs are just about the easiest and showiest flowers to grow. Actually, the easiest, because a bulb is really just a package, the flower already inside. Given some moisture and some cold, out comes the flower.

Three hazards threaten spring bulbs
Spring-flowering bulbs are just about the easiest and showiest flowers to grow. Actually, the easiest, because a bulb is really just a package, the flower already inside. Given some moisture and some cold, out comes the flower.

More Choice is good for Jackets
ATLANTA - One year ago, losing P.J. Daniels to an injury usually meant a loss for Georgia Tech.

More Choice is good for Jackets
ATLANTA - One year ago, losing P.J. Daniels to an injury usually meant a loss for Georgia Tech.

More Choice is good for Jackets

Age won't keep Welsh from 300 wins

Week 11 Key Matchups

Coaches Confidential

Prep Football Schedule

Team concept is defined at Aiken

Player of the Week

Prep Football Power Poll

Radio schedule

Playoff possibilities loom for area teams

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

Coaches Confidential
Question 1: Rate the quality of area officiating along a 1-to-5 scale. 1 being the best.

Week 11 Key Matchups
LANEY (8-1) AT GREENE COUNTY (9-0)

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

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

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

Age won't keep Welsh from 300 wins
THOMSON - The former Miss Anne Reed of Sumter, S.C., married into the coach's life 44 years ago - courted in the spring and summer and wed before the season opener.

Player of the Week
This week's Player of the Week is: Anthony 'Pooh' Erwin

Player of the Week
This week's Player of the Week is: Anthony 'Pooh' Erwin

Week 11 Key Matchups
LANEY (8-1) AT GREENE COUNTY (9-0)

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

Team concept is defined at Aiken
Aiken's football team flies under the radar better than the military's top stealth fighter.

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. A first-place vote is worth 10 points; a 10th-place vote is worth one point. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Age won't keep Welsh from 300 wins
THOMSON - The former Miss Anne Reed of Sumter, S.C., married into the coach's life 44 years ago - courted in the spring and summer and wed before the season opener.

Team concept is defined at Aiken
Aiken's football team flies under the radar better than the military's top stealth fighter.

Coaches Confidential
Question 1: Rate the quality of area officiating along a 1-to-5 scale. 1 being the best.

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.

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.

Save your money and save candy for the trick-or-treaters
Here's a consumer tip: Never buy your Halloween candy too early.

Save your money and save candy for the trick-or-treaters
Here's a consumer tip: Never buy your Halloween candy too early.

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

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

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

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

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

Iraq withdrawal needs a timetable
The Sept. 27th editorial, "Real peace isn't unilateral," opposed the withdrawal of soldiers from Iraq. It argued that the war in Iraq prevents terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.Ayman H. Fadel, Augusta

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

Iraq withdrawal needs a timetable
The Sept. 27th editorial, "Real peace isn't unilateral," opposed the withdrawal of soldiers from Iraq. It argued that the war in Iraq prevents terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.Ayman H. Fadel, Augusta

Let's see what Harriet Miers can do

Are cell phone yakkers evolving tails?

Are cell phone yakkers evolving tails?
Run for your lives. It's finally happened. The evolutionary process has created another horrible insidious monster.Bob Comer, Hephzibah

Are cell phone yakkers evolving tails?
Run for your lives. It's finally happened. The evolutionary process has created another horrible insidious monster.Bob Comer, Hephzibah

Iraq withdrawal needs a timetable

White is the new orange when it comes to pumpkins

More adults are donning costumes at work

2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is luxurious family hauler

Costume ideas can come from book characters

Natural gas cars coming soon to more showrooms

Mrs. Tharon Wasdin (OLIVER, Ga.)

Government considers first do-it-yourself AIDS test

King Tut took red wine to his grave, researcher says

Darkness falls

Darkness falls
Say goodbye to the sun for a while. It's going to be around a lot less, and your mood might suffer as a result.

2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is luxurious family hauler
Trying to describe the newest Mercedes is like trying to describe a potential new species. It's easier to say what the new 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is not, rather than what it is.

Costume ideas can come from book characters
The same question can be heard in school hallways across the country this time of year: What are you going to be for Halloween?

Government considers first do-it-yourself AIDS test
WASHINGTON - Swab the inside of your mouth. Put that swab into a vial of test fluid, and 20 minutes later you'll learn whether you're infected with the virus that causes AIDS.

Natural gas cars coming soon to more showrooms
EAST LIBERTY, Ohio - Selling cars powered by natural gas to American drivers is no small challenge for Honda Motor Co. Natural-gas stations are few and far between, and until recently the vehicles were nearly as expensive to fuel up as their gasoline-powered counterparts.

Government considers first do-it-yourself AIDS test
WASHINGTON - Swab the inside of your mouth. Put that swab into a vial of test fluid, and 20 minutes later you'll learn whether you're infected with the virus that causes AIDS.

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.

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.

Natural gas cars coming soon to more showrooms
EAST LIBERTY, Ohio - Selling cars powered by natural gas to American drivers is no small challenge for Honda Motor Co. Natural-gas stations are few and far between, and until recently the vehicles were nearly as expensive to fuel up as their gasoline-powered counterparts.

2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is luxurious family hauler
Trying to describe the newest Mercedes is like trying to describe a potential new species. It's easier to say what the new 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is not, rather than what it is.

Costume ideas can come from book characters
The same question can be heard in school hallways across the country this time of year: What are you going to be for Halloween?

Darkness falls
Say goodbye to the sun for a while. It's going to be around a lot less, and your mood might suffer as a result.

More adults are donning costumes at work
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Mummies at the matinee or divas while dining -- venturing out of your house on Halloween may mean encounters with costumed creatures wherever you go.

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.

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.

More adults are donning costumes at work
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Mummies at the matinee or divas while dining -- venturing out of your house on Halloween may mean encounters with costumed creatures wherever you go.

Odd man out is back in as Lynx scramble for goalies
Cam Ellsworth came about as close as possible to making the Augusta Lynx out of training camp.

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.

Odd man out is back in as Lynx scramble for goalies
Cam Ellsworth came about as close as possible to making the Augusta Lynx out of training camp.

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.

Odd man out is back in as Lynx scramble for goalies

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.

Richmond school board to adopt code of ethics

Dealer headed back to prison
A year's freedom for a convicted drug dealer, released from a 10-year prison sentence when his father paid $70,000 in addition fines, is about to end.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

South Carolina officials stage terrorist attacks
AIKEN - Police scanners crackled with unusually high traffic Thursday, with frightening reports coming over the airwaves of chemical spills, explosions and officers shot.

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

Hospital expects surplus
Despite increasing costs and raises for its employees, University Hospital is planning on a record surplus next year, officials said. The biggest factor likely will be an increased volume from patients covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, whose network University joined a few months ago.

Teacher displays winning spirit

Rants and Raves
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Kid of the Day
Katelyn Burckhalter is today's Kid of the Day.

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

News you can use
With cooler temperatures upon us, it's important to remember to prepare to use heating sources that haven't been used since the last cold snap. Here are a few tips to help prevent fires this fall and winter:

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
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Wow! That's chemistry
Jack-o-lanterns spewed white foam and balloons burst into flames Thursday as part of Augusta State University's 11th annual Wow! That's Chemistry? show.

Across Georgia

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.

New costs might trim road projects

Across the area

Fair brings smiling faces

Soldier denied bond in hearing

Officials urge Halloween safety

Holiday flights added for soldiers

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.

South Carolina officials stage terrorist attacks

IRS has more than 100 local checks to hand out

Wow! That's chemistry

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.

Keep on singing

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.

Firefighters angry over lack of pay raise

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

Barrow leaving Athens for Savannah

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.

Officials try to lift business for Delta

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.

School planning ongoing

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

Area has plenty of flu shots
NORTH AUGUSTA - For only the second time in 30 years, Herbert Forrest did not get a flu shot last year.

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

Airport looks into security cameras

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.

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

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.

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.

Fair brings smiling faces
The 82nd Georgia-Carolina State Fair opened Thursday to the delighted shrieks of children and the aroma of sweet-smelling funnel cake.

Area has plenty of flu shots
NORTH AUGUSTA - For only the second time in 30 years, Herbert Forrest did not get a flu shot last year.

Halloween Events
HAUNTED HALLOWEEN CRUISES: The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center will offer Halloween cruises on the Augusta Canal today and Saturday.

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.

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

Corrections

Pep talks
Maj. James Hall, the commanding officer of the Augusta Salvation Army, talks to the crowd during a pep rally to show spirit for a new project.

Across the Southeast

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Officials discuss bond benefits

Across Georgia
PEACHTREE CITY - A 31-year-old man who works as a youth minister and school bus driver has been arrested for trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a teenage girl who turned out to be an undercover police officer.

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Seeing stars

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Some South Carolina sex offenders will be on a 5 p.m.-to-midnight curfew Halloween night, the state Probation, Parole and Pardon Department says.

County sees tax boon in transit

West Nile still a threat in winter

Wow! That's chemistry
Jack-o-lanterns spewed white foam and balloons burst into flames Thursday as part of Augusta State University's 11th annual Wow! That's Chemistry? show.

Across South Carolina

Could more be buried at prison?

News you can use

Humvees parked far from soldiers

Pep talks

CEO says area could handle a nuclear reactor

Dealer headed back to prison

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.

Halloween Events

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.

Area has plenty of flu shots

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.

Across the Southeast
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. - An American Indian heritage group says Benton County jailers showed ignorance and disregarded an inmate's religious freedoms when it denied him an eagle feather to use in a spiritual ceremony.

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Some South Carolina sex offenders will be on a 5 p.m.-to-midnight curfew Halloween night, the state Probation, Parole and Pardon Department says.

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

Across Georgia
PEACHTREE CITY - A 31-year-old man who works as a youth minister and school bus driver has been arrested for trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a teenage girl who turned out to be an undercover police officer.

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.

Across the area
Two men accused of shooting an Aiken Standard newspaper carrier to death Aug. 27 were denied bond Thursday.

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.

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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.

News you can use
With cooler temperatures upon us, it's important to remember to prepare to use heating sources that haven't been used since the last cold snap. Here are a few tips to help prevent fires this fall and winter:

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

Kid of the Day
Katelyn Burckhalter is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Barrow leaving Athens for Savannah
ATHENS, Ga. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow is leaving Athens.

West Nile still a threat in winter
AIKEN - Officials are urging Aiken County residents to keep taking precautions against contracting West Nile virus from infected mosquitoes, even though the weather has turned cooler.

Halloween Events
HAUNTED HALLOWEEN CRUISES: The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center will offer Halloween cruises on the Augusta Canal today and Saturday.

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.

Corrections
- An item in Thursday's Across the Area should have said Kathy Salley, who is charged with homicide by child abuse, is accused of beating a 6-year-old to death at her Abbeville Avenue residence June 23.

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.

Keep on singing
Wynona Judd sings with the Augusta Symphony at Bell Auditorium 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.

Pep talks
Maj. James Hall, the commanding officer of the Augusta Salvation Army, talks to the crowd during a pep rally to show spirit for a new project.

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.

Officials try to lift business for Delta
Airport officials are in talks with Delta Air Lines to improve the struggling carrier's track record for flights in and out of Augusta Regional.

Firefighters angry over lack of pay raise
Augusta firefighters came out in force Thursday to show their dismay over not being given raises along with sheriff's deputies who will receive 4 percent raises starting next month.

School planning ongoing
Plans for a middle school at Fort Gordon are progressing, post officials announced Thursday.

Teacher displays winning spirit
Pumping her fist and rooting like Arsenio Hall, Amy Hillman accepted her award as Richmond County Teacher of the Year, showing the same energy she exhibits each day in class.

Teacher displays winning spirit
Pumping her fist and rooting like Arsenio Hall, Amy Hillman accepted her award as Richmond County Teacher of the Year, showing the same energy she exhibits each day in class.

Attorney says crime scene was changed

Hospital expects surplus
Despite increasing costs and raises for its employees, University Hospital is planning on a record surplus next year, officials said. The biggest factor likely will be an increased volume from patients covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, whose network University joined a few months ago.

Across the area

Fair brings smiling faces
The 82nd Georgia-Carolina State Fair opened Thursday to the delighted shrieks of children and the aroma of sweet-smelling funnel cake.

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.

Officials discuss bond benefits
Columbia County commissioners met in Atlanta on Thursday for their yearly planning advance meeting, settling on how a possible bond issue and franchise fees from a proposed consolidation would help the county with many needed improvements.

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

Officials urge Halloween safety
Soon, little ghosts, goblins and other creatures of the night will descend on area streets.

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.

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Officials try to lift business for Delta
Airport officials are in talks with Delta Air Lines to improve the struggling carrier's track record for flights in and out of Augusta Regional.

Keep on singing
Wynona Judd sings with the Augusta Symphony at Bell Auditorium in Augusta.

South Carolina officials stage terrorist attacks
AIKEN - Police scanners crackled with unusually high traffic Thursday, with frightening reports coming over the airwaves of chemical spills, explosions and officers shot.

Aiken sheriff's gun recovered

West Nile still a threat in winter
AIKEN - Officials are urging Aiken County residents to keep taking precautions against contracting West Nile virus from infected mosquitoes, even though the weather has turned cooler.

Man shot to death during home invasion
Richmond County sheriffs deputies are investigating a home invasion Thursday night in which a man was shot to death.

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.

Teen's future still not certain

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

Educator followed her conscience, son says

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.

News you can use

Firefighters angry over lack of pay raise
Augusta firefighters came out in force Thursday to show their dismay over not being given raises along with sheriff's deputies who will receive 4 percent raises starting next month.

Replica of Yerby house to include original brick

School planning ongoing
Plans for a middle school at Fort Gordon are progressing, post officials announced Thursday.

School board mends record-keeping

Dealer headed back to prison
A year's freedom for a convicted drug dealer, released from a 10-year prison sentence when his father paid $70,000 in addition fines, is about to end.

Officials search for shooting witnesses

Barrow leaving Athens for Savannah
ATHENS, Ga. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow is leaving Athens.

Georgians encourage monitoring by schools

Corrections
- An item in Thursday's Across the Area should have said Kathy Salley, who is charged with homicide by child abuse, is accused of beating a 6-year-old to death at her Abbeville Avenue residence June 23.

UGA creates test to help clean Georgia's beaches

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.

Kid of the Day

Hospital expects surplus

County isn't at risk of teacher exodus

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.

It doesn't get any bigger for Little Joe
ATHENS, Ga. - It used to hang on the wall of the original Wally's of Thomson food store before it faded to the point of neglect and got tucked in a forgotten stash.

It doesn't get any bigger for Little Joe
ATHENS, Ga. - It used to hang on the wall of the original Wally's of Thomson food store before it faded to the point of neglect and got tucked in a forgotten stash.

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.

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.

Harry Potter wizard fights evil - and adolescence
LONDON - In "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," the teenage wizard faces new terrors. A face-to-face encounter with his nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort, for one. Girls, for another. And, still fresh in the mind of 16-year-old star Daniel Radcliffe - ballroom dancing.

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

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.

A record 58 entries submitted for foreign-language Oscar

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

Mini reviews

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.

Harry Potter wizard fights evil - and adolescence
LONDON - In "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," the teenage wizard faces new terrors. A face-to-face encounter with his nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort, for one. Girls, for another. And, still fresh in the mind of 16-year-old star Daniel Radcliffe - ballroom dancing.

Harry Potter wizard fights evil - and adolescence

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

Augusta filmmaker prepares rebuttal to Wal-Mart attack

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

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.

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Top 20 Concert Tours

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.

Claim of 'secret' Jackson daughter raises questions

Wynonna makes a symphony of career-changing decisions

Jewish rocker attracts fans with faith and music

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

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

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

Claim of 'secret' Jackson daughter raises questions
NEW YORK - A secret child is usually the stuff of soap operas and romance novels - which makes it a perfect fit for the Jackson family.

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

Jewish rocker attracts fans with faith and music
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - Rehearsing in his basement recording studio, Rick Recht looks every bit the rocker with his retro T-shirt, worn jeans and medium-brown hair tucked behind his ears.

Rolling Stones to release 'Rarities' album

Janet Jackson denies 'secret child' accusation

Jewish rocker attracts fans with faith and music
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - Rehearsing in his basement recording studio, Rick Recht looks every bit the rocker with his retro T-shirt, worn jeans and medium-brown hair tucked behind his ears.

Claim of 'secret' Jackson daughter raises questions
NEW YORK - A secret child is usually the stuff of soap operas and romance novels - which makes it a perfect fit for the Jackson family.

Racing Newsmaker: Jeff Gordon

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.

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

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

Bobcats overpower Pacers, 109-103

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.

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.

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."

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."

Experienced owners know the value of a place-kicker

Delhomme won't stop slinging, despite interceptions

Vick patient while struggling as a passer

Mr. James Edgar Tyler    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Adam Biggins    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Talmadge L. Riner    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Willie A. Stephens, Jr.    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Marvin Hetrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Beatrice Richardson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Kyzer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Yoshanda Ray    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy J. Prescott    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Smoaks    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bernard Mitchell, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Dakota Jade Edgerley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack R. Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melinda Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Steverson Rouse    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Johnson    (ATHENS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lillian Jackson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

SSGT Dennis P. Merck    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Almena Davis Harris    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Michael A. Haynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melinda Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ingrid Hartman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lucile W. Hammack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Floretta George    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. George R. Enlow    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Kyzer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd Eggert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Floretta George    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. William Allmond    (SYLVESTER, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd Eggert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Smoaks    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

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

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Floretta George    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lucile W. Hammack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ingrid Hartman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Michael A. Haynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Reeves    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Dakota Jade Edgerley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Johnson    (ATHENS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Adam Biggins    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

SSGT Dennis P. Merck    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Allmond    (SYLVESTER, Ga.)

Mr. Jack R. Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bernard Mitchell, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy E. Wansboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Floretta George    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Miss Yoshanda Ray    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Steverson Rouse    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Richardson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Talmadge L. Riner    (KITE, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Allmond    (SYLVESTER, Ga.)

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

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie A. Stephens, Jr.    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillian Jackson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Ronald Van Murry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Tharon Wasdin    (OLIVER, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Melinda Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Almena Davis Harris    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy E. Wansboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy E. Wansboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Van Murry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Tharon Wasdin    (OLIVER, Ga.)

Mrs. Melinda Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie Emeneker    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Elsie Emeneker    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. George R. Enlow    (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Melinda Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. James Edgar Tyler (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn (HARLEM, Ga.)

Dakota Jade Edgerley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Floretta George (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Beatrice Richardson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Floretta George (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Mitchell, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Steverson Rouse (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael A. Haynes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lucile W. Hammack (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melinda Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd Eggert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Kyzer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Van Murry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Harold Shuemake (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Allmond (SYLVESTER, Ga.)

Mr. William Reeves (DEARING, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ingrid Hartman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy E. Wansboro (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Almena Davis Harris (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carrie Johnson (ATHENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marvin Hetrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Yoshanda Ray (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Adam Biggins (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy J. Prescott (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. George R. Enlow (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

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

Area Announcements

Long journey pays off

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
Ripken Baseball is officially the new owner of the Augusta GreenJackets.

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
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.

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
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.

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
Ripken Baseball is officially the new owner of the Augusta GreenJackets.

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.

Delhomme won't stop slinging, despite interceptions
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme has no intention of changing his aggressive style of play - even if it means more ill-advised passes, more interceptions or more bone-jarring hits that knock him out of games.

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

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.

Delhomme won't stop slinging, despite interceptions
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme has no intention of changing his aggressive style of play - even if it means more ill-advised passes, more interceptions or more bone-jarring hits that knock him out of games.

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.

Organization Spotlight
Hephzibah Lions Club AFFILIATION: Lions Club International

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Organization Spotlight
Hephzibah Lions Club AFFILIATION: Lions Club International

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

Lunch menu
Richmond County school lunch menu.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Reunions

Veterans to reunite in Augusta

Events

Organization Spotlight

Patients with disabilites benefit from special program

They won the showdown

Lydia Project befriends cancer patients

For the record

Honored

Around the block

Kingston's location is appealing

Labor program helps disabled students

Lunch menu

Vets group recognizes woman for her service

It's all about noise at Battle of the Bands

It doesn't get any bigger for Little Joe

Classic or not, horror reigns

Directors get creepy on Showtime's anthology series

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

Scary shows have viewers staying home

Muppets may return to primetime TV

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

Directors get creepy on Showtime's anthology series
LOS ANGELES - In Don Coscarelli's "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road," a seemingly defenseless woman gets to practice her survival skills against a serial killer.

Directors get creepy on Showtime's anthology series
LOS ANGELES - In Don Coscarelli's "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road," a seemingly defenseless woman gets to practice her survival skills against a serial killer.

Scary shows have viewers staying home
It's rare, but sometimes a smart marketing move doubles as a smart creative move. Just check out the fall season's three new paranormal dramas - Supernatural, Night Stalker and Ghost Whisperer - and the returning favorite Medium. All appear to have long lives ahead of them, which means there will be plenty of Halloween marathons down the road (or even this year, for those who have stocked up their DVR queue).

Scary shows have viewers staying home
It's rare, but sometimes a smart marketing move doubles as a smart creative move. Just check out the fall season's three new paranormal dramas - Supernatural, Night Stalker and Ghost Whisperer - and the returning favorite Medium. All appear to have long lives ahead of them, which means there will be plenty of Halloween marathons down the road (or even this year, for those who have stocked up their DVR queue).

Halloween happening

Applause calendar

Club calendar

People in the News

A feast at the fair

Bahrain has another 'king' in country

Liquid Life: The Soul Bar

Spotted

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.

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.

25 years later: Lindsay is still running strong

Cocktail Party could be defensive feast

Cocktail Party could be defensive feast
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida-Georgia game typically has some offensive flair, with the winner of the annual rivalry scoring at least 20 points 26 times in the last 29 years.

Cocktail Party could be defensive feast
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida-Georgia game typically has some offensive flair, with the winner of the annual rivalry scoring at least 20 points 26 times in the last 29 years.

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.

Spurrier renews series with Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Leave it to Steve Spurrier to point out South Carolina has won more games this season than Phillip Fulmer's Tennessee Volunteers.

Spurrier renews series with Tennessee

Spurrier renews series with Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Leave it to Steve Spurrier to point out South Carolina has won more games this season than Phillip Fulmer's Tennessee Volunteers.

Recovery from Wilma begins, not as quickly as all hoped

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

Mr. Willie A. Stephens, Jr. (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)