Weatherization program makes homes cozier
The cacophony of power tools Monday signified the creation of an energy-efficient home for Geneva S. Wheeler in Burnettown.

Breast cancer survivors promote health issues
The Breast Cancer Champions have received the support of the Westinghouse Savannah River Co. in their efforts to promote breast health awareness among their co-workers at Savannah River Site.

Upcoming events
FUDDY MEERS: 3 p.m. today; The Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $7 students, $10 ages 62 and older, $12 others; 641-3305

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Oct. 13-18. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty.

Writer uses her music in promoting reading
Children's author Mary Triola said it's all about living your dreams.

Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Police in Aiken will have Halloween event for children
Halloween is supposed to be spooky, but there's no need to fret about potential dangers lurking around dark corners, safety officials said.

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Oct. 13-18. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty.

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

Identity-theft prevention discussed at chamber
While the title of the lunch seminar targeted senior adults, Wednesday's ABC Connection provided information that all consumers could use to protect their identity, credit and assets.

Recreation events
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Wetlands at new school will be a teaching tool
Steps to protect wetlands on the site of the new Mossy Creek Elementary School in North Augusta will provide a strong foundation for environmental learning, officials said during the school's dedication ceremony Tuesday.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

Athlete Spotlight: Nicole Lewis
Nicole Lewis has outdistanced her competition in her first year at Midland Valley High School.

Breast cancer survivors promote health issues
The Breast Cancer Champions have received the support of the Westinghouse Savannah River Co. in their efforts to promote breast health awareness among their co-workers at Savannah River Site.

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.

Aiken County Farmers Market
The Aiken County Farmers Market, at Williamsburg Street and Richland Avenue, sells fresh produce daily, depending on weather, from about 8:30 a.m. until vendors are sold out. Call 643-4660.

Around the block
There will be a Halloween costume contest and trick-or-treating at Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road, on Monday. Registration begins at 4 p.m., with the contest starting at 4:30 p.m. Trick-or-treating will begin at 5 p.m. Call 648-8081.

Augusta fall section bridge results
Augusta fall section bridge results for Oct. 21-23

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.

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

Police in Aiken will have Halloween event for children
Halloween is supposed to be spooky, but there's no need to fret about potential dangers lurking around dark corners, safety officials said.

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

Wetlands at new school will be a teaching tool
Steps to protect wetlands on the site of the new Mossy Creek Elementary School in North Augusta will provide a strong foundation for environmental learning, officials said during the school's dedication ceremony Tuesday.

Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Augusta fall section bridge results
Augusta fall section bridge results for Oct. 21-23

Recreation events
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Surging to victory
In only their third tournament, the Palmetto Surge 14-and-younger softball team won the ISA Field of Dreams Tournament at Citizens Park in Aiken on Oct. 15-16.

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

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

Around the block
There will be a Halloween costume contest and trick-or-treating at Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road, on Monday. Registration begins at 4 p.m., with the contest starting at 4:30 p.m. Trick-or-treating will begin at 5 p.m. Call 648-8081.

Writer uses her music in promoting reading
Children's author Mary Triola said it's all about living your dreams.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

Identity-theft prevention discussed at chamber
While the title of the lunch seminar targeted senior adults, Wednesday's ABC Connection provided information that all consumers could use to protect their identity, credit and assets.

Surging to victory
In only their third tournament, the Palmetto Surge 14-and-younger softball team won the ISA Field of Dreams Tournament at Citizens Park in Aiken on Oct. 15-16.

Pet of the week
Andy, a 1-year-old Labrador mix, is timid and somewhat afraid of small children and loud noises.

Pet of the week
Andy, a 1-year-old Labrador mix, is timid and somewhat afraid of small children and loud noises.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Oct. 13-18. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty.

Upcoming events
FUDDY MEERS: 3 p.m. today; The Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $7 students, $10 ages 62 and older, $12 others; 641-3305

Athlete Spotlight: Nicole Lewis
Nicole Lewis has outdistanced her competition in her first year at Midland Valley High School.

Weatherization program makes homes cozier
The cacophony of power tools Monday signified the creation of an energy-efficient home for Geneva S. Wheeler in Burnettown.

'Wicked' novelist scares up a sequel
In novels, the main character often is a reluctant hero. Occasionally, though, there's the passive hero, a separate category, or a subset, perhaps, that requires a special sense of disconnect and non-interest.

'Wicked' novelist scares up a sequel

Hefty new bio explodes the myths of Mao Zedong
Lord Acton, the British historian, said: "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Two men in the 20th century fit that description: Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler.

Book clears away smoke from facts about famous fire

Book clears away smoke from facts about famous fire
The great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 has been retold and analyzed in hundreds of books, articles and documentaries over the years.

'Wicked' novelist scares up a sequel
In novels, the main character often is a reluctant hero. Occasionally, though, there's the passive hero, a separate category, or a subset, perhaps, that requires a special sense of disconnect and non-interest.

Hefty new bio explodes the myths of Mao Zedong

Book clears away smoke from facts about famous fire
The great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 has been retold and analyzed in hundreds of books, articles and documentaries over the years.

Hefty new bio explodes the myths of Mao Zedong
Lord Acton, the British historian, said: "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Two men in the 20th century fit that description: Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler.

Greenbrier's defense rests
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Greenbrier's run to defend its Class AAAA softball championship came to an end Friday.

Chicago hails the White Sox

Greenbrier's defense rests

Chicago hails the White Sox
CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox triumphantly rode into the heart of the city Friday to celebrate the team's first World Series title since 1917 with hundreds of thousands of fans who turned downtown into a giant block party.

Greenbrier's defense rests
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Greenbrier's run to defend its Class AAAA softball championship came to an end Friday.

Chicago hails the White Sox
CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox triumphantly rode into the heart of the city Friday to celebrate the team's first World Series title since 1917 with hundreds of thousands of fans who turned downtown into a giant block party.

Children share insight on definition of what's old

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

Matthew Roy Scott
Rachel Newman and Patrick Scott are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Roy, born October 11, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Kiley Noel Mixon
Robin Wells and Jay Mixon are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kiley Noel, born October 13, 2005 at Aiken Regional Hospital in Aiken.

Lincoln Brooks Wilson

Jaxson Marshall Griffin
Bob and Tracy Griffin of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jaxson Marshall, born September 26, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Emily Grace Thompson

Jessie Elaine Newsome
Jesse Glen and Charity Joyce Newsome of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jessie Elaine, born October 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tristen Goodwin Brinson
David Frank and Tiffany Nicole Brinson, Jr. of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tristen Goodwin, born August 4, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Peyton Carol DeLoach
James Patrick and Leigh Thomas DeLoach of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Carol, born October 1, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Jordan Isabella Maciaszek
Christopher Warren and Stephanie Lauren Maciaszek of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jordan Isabella, born August 24, 2005 at Candler Hospital in Savannah, Ga.

Ty'ler Deashawn Ricks
Melissa Foust and Deaquon Ricks are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ty'ler Deashawn, born October 10, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Danielle Natalie Maskell
David Lynn and Jeannett Ann Maskell of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Danielle Natalie, born October 14, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Ariana Kemya Laneece
Aaron and Kimkeesha Bryant of Fort Stewart, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ariana Kemya Laneece, born September 18, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Ty'ler Deashawn Ricks
Melissa Foust and Deaquon Ricks are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ty'ler Deashawn, born October 10, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Blake Edward Seigler
Edward Jason and Amy Michele Seigler of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Blake Edward, born October 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Johnathan Lee Dixon
Carol Ann Dixon of Hephzibah is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Johnathan Lee, born October 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Madison Marie Jordan
Tiffany Jordan and Matthew Reese are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Marie, born October 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Matthew Roy Scott
Rachel Newman and Patrick Scott are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Roy, born October 11, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Ashlyn Grace Brill
Michael Glenn and Linda Diane Brill of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn Grace, born September 26, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Riley Jean West
Joanna McGowen and Robert West are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Riley Jean, born October 5, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Riley Jean West
Joanna McGowen and Robert West are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Riley Jean, born October 5, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Peyton Carol DeLoach
James Patrick and Leigh Thomas DeLoach of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Carol, born October 1, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Johnathan Lee Dixon
Carol Ann Dixon of Hephzibah is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Johnathan Lee, born October 10, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Ashlyn Grace Brill
Michael Glenn and Linda Diane Brill of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn Grace, born September 26, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Danielle Natalie Maskell
David Lynn and Jeannett Ann Maskell of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Danielle Natalie, born October 14, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Kiley Noel Mixon
Robin Wells and Jay Mixon are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kiley Noel, born October 13, 2005 at Aiken Regional Hospital in Aiken.

Emily Grace Thompson
Allen and Wendy Thompson of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Grace, born August 24, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Madison Marie Jordan
Tiffany Jordan and Matthew Reese are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Marie, born October 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jordan Isabella Maciaszek
Christopher Warren and Stephanie Lauren Maciaszek of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jordan Isabella, born August 24, 2005 at Candler Hospital in Savannah, Ga.

Jessie Elaine Newsome
Jesse Glen and Charity Joyce Newsome of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jessie Elaine, born October 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jaxson Marshall Griffin

Blake Edward Seigler
Edward Jason and Amy Michele Seigler of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Blake Edward, born October 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Eric Cole Rogers
Eric and Debbie Rogers of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Eric Cole, born October 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Samuel Ellis Cranford
Benji and Emily McCorkle Cranford of Thomson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Samuel Ellis, born October 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Harley Cole Field
Brian Edward and Tracie Montgomery Field of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Harley Cole, born October 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Eric Cole Rogers

Lincoln Brooks Wilson
Michael Ryan and Sharon Louise Wilson of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lincoln Brooks, born September 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Matthew Roy Scott

Tucker Wayne Meadows
Charlie Wayne and Kimberly Silas Meadows, Jr. of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tucker Wayne, born September 26, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ariana Kemya Laneece

Tiana Danielle Smith
Teai Smith and Travon Holden are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Tiana Danielle, born October 14, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jordan Isabella Maciaszek

Sherill and Terell LaBord
Eboni Woods and Freddie LaBord are pleased to announce the birth of their twins, Sherill Keziah and Terell Marquez, born September 9, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Peyton Carol DeLoach

Trenton Lee Dinkins
Heather Coleman and Thomas Dinkins are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Trenton Lee, born September 27, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Riley Jean West

Cayle Elizabeth Taylor
Joshua Adam and Nicole Michelle Taylor of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Cayle Elizabeth, born September 23, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tucker Wayne Meadows

Locke Weems Howington and John Henry Hamm Howington
Jed Weems and Heather Whitt Howington of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their twin sons, Locke Weems and John Henry Hamm, born September 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Drue Thomas Patterson

Kaylee Ann Jackson
Mark Edward and Vanessa Leslie Jackson of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Ann, born October 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Cayle Elizabeth Taylor

Drue Thomas Patterson
Michael Brooks and Eloisae Dawn Patterson of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Drue Thomas, born October 8, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Samuel Ellis Cranford

Tristen Goodwin Brinson
David Frank and Tiffany Nicole Brinson, Jr. of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tristen Goodwin, born August 4, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Harley Cole Field

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

Jessie Elaine Newsome

Madison Marie Jordan

Trenton Lee Dinkins

Ariana Kemya Laneece
Aaron and Kimkeesha Bryant of Fort Stewart, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ariana Kemya Laneece, born September 18, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Aaron Thomas Rickerson
Thomas and Samantha Ann Rickerson, Jr. of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Aaron Thomas, born October 11, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Emily Grace Thompson
Allen and Wendy Thompson of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Grace, born August 24, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Samuel Ellis Cranford
Benji and Emily McCorkle Cranford of Thomson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Samuel Ellis, born October 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gerald Bertram Jackson
Carla Jones and Gerald Jackson, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gerald Bertram, born October 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ty'ler Deashawn Ricks

Drue Thomas Patterson
Michael Brooks and Eloisae Dawn Patterson of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Drue Thomas, born October 8, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Danielle Natalie Maskell

Kaylee Ann Jackson
Mark Edward and Vanessa Leslie Jackson of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Ann, born October 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Locke Weems Howington and John Henry Hamm Howington

Locke Weems Howington and John Henry Hamm Howington
Jed Weems and Heather Whitt Howington of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their twin sons, Locke Weems and John Henry Hamm, born September 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Blake Edward Seigler

Cayle Elizabeth Taylor
Joshua Adam and Nicole Michelle Taylor of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Cayle Elizabeth, born September 23, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Sherill and Terell LaBord

Trenton Lee Dinkins
Heather Coleman and Thomas Dinkins are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Trenton Lee, born September 27, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Tristen Goodwin Brinson

Sherill and Terell LaBord
Eboni Woods and Freddie LaBord are pleased to announce the birth of their twins, Sherill Keziah and Terell Marquez, born September 9, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kiley Noel Mixon

Tiana Danielle Smith
Teai Smith and Travon Holden are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Tiana Danielle, born October 14, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Gerald Bertram Jackson

Tucker Wayne Meadows
Charlie Wayne and Kimberly Silas Meadows, Jr. of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tucker Wayne, born September 26, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Aaron Thomas Rickerson

Lincoln Brooks Wilson
Michael Ryan and Sharon Louise Wilson of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lincoln Brooks, born September 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Johnathan Lee Dixon

Harley Cole Field
Brian Edward and Tracie Montgomery Field of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Harley Cole, born October 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kaylee Ann Jackson

Eric Cole Rogers
Eric and Debbie Rogers of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Eric Cole, born October 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Samuel Walker Connell

Gerald Bertram Jackson
Carla Jones and Gerald Jackson, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gerald Bertram, born October 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tiana Danielle Smith

Aaron Thomas Rickerson
Thomas and Samantha Ann Rickerson, Jr. of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Aaron Thomas, born October 11, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Ashlyn Grace Brill

Jaxson Marshall Griffin
Bob and Tracy Griffin of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jaxson Marshall, born September 26, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Braves decide on McDowell
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves named Roger McDowell pitching coach on Saturday, replacing Leo Mazzone.

Braves decide on McDowell
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves named Roger McDowell pitching coach on Saturday, replacing Leo Mazzone.

Braves decide on McDowell

On the move
- Rachel Edwards has joined Sherman & Hemstreet/GMAC Real Estate as an agent.

Country's first soy fuel-injection facility opens in Pa.
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - Pennsylvania is home the nation's first fuel-blending facility that can combine a soy additive with diesel or other fuels before they are put into tanker trucks, officials said Friday.

Augusta office to lead new company

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Oct. 17 and 18. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Augusta office to lead new company
Augusta has been home to a multibillion-dollar appliance company for the past decade.

Competition from Web sites helps reduce commissions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former Orange Park, Fla., resident Chad Albrook wants to sell his house with a full-service real estate agent but doesn't want to cough up the 6.5 percent commission that most of them request. A new St. Louis-based Web site, with more than 17,000 listings nationally, says he won't have to.

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Business Basics Workshop; the Small Business Development Center explores the basics of setting up your business and more; 9 a.m.; University of South Carolina Aiken, Penland Administration Building, Room 106; $25; register at sbdc@usca.edu or (803) 641-3646.

Scary business
Warning, dear reader. As surely as money is green, business can be horrifying. A young Realtor encounters a body on a gray Sunday evening. A gun-toting cowboy makes a major withdrawal. A house comes alive, shaking its lone inhabitant out into the yard. The following tales are true yarns spun from some of Augusta's business leaders. Light a candle, curl up in a blanket and read on. But keep the phone handy. You just might need to call your mama.

Bank moves on South Carolina plan

Scary business
Warning, dear reader. As surely as money is green, business can be horrifying. A young Realtor encounters a body on a gray Sunday evening. A gun-toting cowboy makes a major withdrawal. A house comes alive, shaking its lone inhabitant out into the yard. The following tales are true yarns spun from some of Augusta's business leaders. Light a candle, curl up in a blanket and read on. But keep the phone handy. You just might need to call your mama.

Augusta office to lead new company
Augusta has been home to a multibillion-dollar appliance company for the past decade.

Scary business

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Oct. 17 and 18. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Competition from Web sites helps reduce commissions

Competition from Web sites helps reduce commissions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former Orange Park, Fla., resident Chad Albrook wants to sell his house with a full-service real estate agent but doesn't want to cough up the 6.5 percent commission that most of them request. A new St. Louis-based Web site, with more than 17,000 listings nationally, says he won't have to.

Richmond County property transfers

Delta to eliminate discount carrier Song by May 2006

Business briefs

Country's first soy fuel-injection facility opens in Pa.

On the move

Delta to eliminate discount carrier Song by May 2006
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc., which is reorganizing under protection from the federal bankruptcy court, announced plans Friday to discontinue its discount carrier Song and incorporate Song's fleet into Delta's regular service.

Business briefs
The improved job market is leading to an exodus of middle managers at twice the rate of senior executives, according to a survey of managerial turnover.

Bank moves on South Carolina plan
The parent company of Georgia Bank & Trust Co. on Friday announced the appointment of proposed board members for the federally chartered thrift it plans to open in Aiken next year. It also announced the location of the first Aiken office and declared a quarterly dividend.

On the move
- Rachel Edwards has joined Sherman & Hemstreet/GMAC Real Estate as an agent.

Bank moves on South Carolina plan
The parent company of Georgia Bank & Trust Co. on Friday announced the appointment of proposed board members for the federally chartered thrift it plans to open in Aiken next year. It also announced the location of the first Aiken office and declared a quarterly dividend.

Delta to eliminate discount carrier Song by May 2006
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc., which is reorganizing under protection from the federal bankruptcy court, announced plans Friday to discontinue its discount carrier Song and incorporate Song's fleet into Delta's regular service.

Business calendar

Business briefs
The improved job market is leading to an exodus of middle managers at twice the rate of senior executives, according to a survey of managerial turnover.

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Business Basics Workshop; the Small Business Development Center explores the basics of setting up your business and more; 9 a.m.; University of South Carolina Aiken, Penland Administration Building, Room 106; $25; register at sbdc@usca.edu or (803) 641-3646.

Country's first soy fuel-injection facility opens in Pa.
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - Pennsylvania is home the nation's first fuel-blending facility that can combine a soy additive with diesel or other fuels before they are put into tanker trucks, officials said Friday.

As weather cools, campaign heats up

As weather cools, campaign heats up
A report of a strange phone poll on the Augusta mayoral race with questions designed to smear some candidates, District 1 candidate Robert DeMello's criminal record being leaked from somewhere in the building that houses the sheriff's office at 401 Walton Way, finger-wagging over sign placement outside a political forum site and anonymous letters to City Ink about some candidates' supposed past misdeeds (of course, there's never any proof) can mean only one thing. The election is almost upon us.

As weather cools, campaign heats up
A report of a strange phone poll on the Augusta mayoral race with questions designed to smear some candidates, District 1 candidate Robert DeMello's criminal record being leaked from somewhere in the building that houses the sheriff's office at 401 Walton Way, finger-wagging over sign placement outside a political forum site and anonymous letters to City Ink about some candidates' supposed past misdeeds (of course, there's never any proof) can mean only one thing. The election is almost upon us.

Mathis ready to make his mark at Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - Troy Mathis has the same focus this fall as he did a year ago, only now he'll actually make an impact on Clemson's basketball court.

Mathis ready to make his mark at Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - Troy Mathis has the same focus this fall as he did a year ago, only now he'll actually make an impact on Clemson's basketball court.

Mathis ready to make his mark at Clemson

Tide's ready for stretch run now

Seminoles answer boos with victory
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Drew Weatherford and James Coleman scored fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead No. 10 Florida State to a 35-27 come-from-behind victory over Maryland on Saturday.

Miami set to return to field against Carolina

Tide's ready for stretch run now
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Utah State is out of the way, and Alabama is thinking championship - at least in the Southeastern Conference, maybe beyond.

Southern conference roundup

Seminoles answer boos with victory
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Drew Weatherford and James Coleman scored fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead No. 10 Florida State to a 35-27 come-from-behind victory over Maryland on Saturday.

Miami set to return to field against Carolina
MIAMI - A return to normalcy in South Florida may take several weeks following the destruction of Hurricane Wilma. Sixth-ranked Miami doesn't have that kind of time.

Tide's ready for stretch run now
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Utah State is out of the way, and Alabama is thinking championship - at least in the Southeastern Conference, maybe beyond.

Seminoles answer boos with victory

Miami set to return to field against Carolina
MIAMI - A return to normalcy in South Florida may take several weeks following the destruction of Hurricane Wilma. Sixth-ranked Miami doesn't have that kind of time.

Southern conference roundup
BOONE, N.C. - Richie Williams scored two touchdowns, including the one that put Appalachian State ahead for good, to lead the Mountaineers to a 35-25 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday.

Southern conference roundup
BOONE, N.C. - Richie Williams scored two touchdowns, including the one that put Appalachian State ahead for good, to lead the Mountaineers to a 35-25 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday.

Naked hatred
We need a new category. Even the word "evil" doesn't cover it.

Bad week comes to muddled end
Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald delivered a kill for the buzzards circling the Bush presidency Friday, though not the kill they might have hoped for.

Writer uses her music in promoting reading

Bad week comes to muddled end
Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald delivered a kill for the buzzards circling the Bush presidency Friday, though not the kill they might have hoped for.

Helen Blocker-Adams for mayor
With little decision-making authority to speak of, the most important thing Augusta's mayor can do is set the right tone for the city.

Helen Blocker-Adams for mayor

Weatherization program makes homes cozier

Naked hatred

Helen Blocker-Adams for mayor
With little decision-making authority to speak of, the most important thing Augusta's mayor can do is set the right tone for the city.

Naked hatred
We need a new category. Even the word "evil" doesn't cover it.

Playing with our safety
Government tries to do so much these days that we sometimes forget what its principal task is - the reason, in fact, that government exists: to protect the citizenry from enemies, foreign and domestic.

Bad week comes to muddled end

Playing with our safety
Government tries to do so much these days that we sometimes forget what its principal task is - the reason, in fact, that government exists: to protect the citizenry from enemies, foreign and domestic.

Playing with our safety

Video of naked Janet Jackson hits the Internet
NEW YORK - Janet Jackson has been exposed - and this time, Justin Timberlake is nowhere to be seen.

'Mr. Sulu' declares his homosexuality
LOS ANGELES - George Takei, who as helmsman Sulu steered the Starship Enterprise through three television seasons and six movies, has come out as a homosexual in the current issue of Frontiers, a biweekly Los Angeles magazine covering the gay and lesbian community.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Anna Nicole Smith's dogs are boycotting pet food maker Iams.

'Mr. Sulu' declares his homosexuality
LOS ANGELES - George Takei, who as helmsman Sulu steered the Starship Enterprise through three television seasons and six movies, has come out as a homosexual in the current issue of Frontiers, a biweekly Los Angeles magazine covering the gay and lesbian community.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Anna Nicole Smith's dogs are boycotting pet food maker Iams.

Video of naked Janet Jackson hits the Internet
NEW YORK - Janet Jackson has been exposed - and this time, Justin Timberlake is nowhere to be seen.

Brooke Shields pregnant with second child
LOS ANGELES - Actress Brooke Shields, who turned a battle with postpartum depression into a book, is pregnant with her second child, her publicist said Thursday.

Brooke Shields pregnant with second child
LOS ANGELES - Actress Brooke Shields, who turned a battle with postpartum depression into a book, is pregnant with her second child, her publicist said Thursday.

How to save more money
A: If you're scraping by financially, saving money is nearly impossible. But if you make decent money and still find yourself with a near-empty savings account even before holiday shopping season starts, a few habit changes could help.

How to save more money

How to save more money
A: If you're scraping by financially, saving money is nearly impossible. But if you make decent money and still find yourself with a near-empty savings account even before holiday shopping season starts, a few habit changes could help.

Duo leads Eagles past 'Rabbits
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Georgia Southern came away impressed by South Dakota State's improvement in a year.

Georgia Southern takes the long road
STATESBORO, Ga. - No matter how you figure it, Georgia Southern's football team has a long way to go.

Georgia Southern takes the long road
STATESBORO, Ga. - No matter how you figure it, Georgia Southern's football team has a long way to go.

Duo leads Eagles past 'Rabbits
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Georgia Southern came away impressed by South Dakota State's improvement in a year.

Johnson hasn't slowed since 'coming-out game'
ATLANTA - Calvin Johnson remembers what he heard the moment he introduced himself to college football.

Georgia Tech notebook
ATLANTA - One leader returned, and another might have emerged Saturday for Georgia Tech's defense in the team's 10-9 victory against Clemson.

Johnson hasn't slowed since 'coming-out game'
ATLANTA - Calvin Johnson remembers what he heard the moment he introduced himself to college football.

Jackets squeak out victory
ATLANTA - A close game between Georgia Tech and Clemson? No shocker there. A low-scoring one? A bit surprising.

Jackets squeak out victory
ATLANTA - A close game between Georgia Tech and Clemson? No shocker there. A low-scoring one? A bit surprising.

Georgia Tech notebook
ATLANTA - One leader returned, and another might have emerged Saturday for Georgia Tech's defense in the team's 10-9 victory against Clemson.

Georgia Southern takes the long road

Duo leads Eagles past 'Rabbits

Jackets squeak out victory

Georgia Tech notebook

Johnson hasn't slowed since 'coming-out game'

PGA Tour to hit charitable record
PALM HARBOR, Fla. - The PGA Tour hits a milestone this week that commissioner Tim Finchem believes is as noteworthy as Byron Nelson winning 11 in a row or Tiger Woods holding all the major trophies at the same time.

PGA Tour to hit charitable record

Golf roundup
PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Carl Petterson hit five straight iron shots inside 12 feet and made three of them for birdie, enough to carry him to 4-under-par 67 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Steve Lowery in the Chrysler Championship.

Golf roundup

Golf roundup
PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Carl Petterson hit five straight iron shots inside 12 feet and made three of them for birdie, enough to carry him to 4-under-par 67 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Steve Lowery in the Chrysler Championship.

Mickelson decides against Tour Championship
PGA champion Phil Mickelson decided Friday not to play in the Tour Championship, the second time in the last five years he has skipped the season-ending event for the top 30 on the PGA Tour money list.

PGA Tour to hit charitable record
PALM HARBOR, Fla. - The PGA Tour hits a milestone this week that commissioner Tim Finchem believes is as noteworthy as Byron Nelson winning 11 in a row or Tiger Woods holding all the major trophies at the same time.

Mickelson decides against Tour Championship

Mickelson decides against Tour Championship
PGA champion Phil Mickelson decided Friday not to play in the Tour Championship, the second time in the last five years he has skipped the season-ending event for the top 30 on the PGA Tour money list.

Wildcats' road now easier despite loss

Jackets' rally can't catch the Hornets

Harlem blows by Hephzibah, gets back to winning season

How they fared

Razorbacks will finish above .500

Tigers prove too powerful for Wildcats

Patriots will make return to playoffs

Boyd, Bulldogs escape for third seed in 5-AA

Irish fight their way to postseason berth

High school football scores

Aiken County Farmers Market

Thomson dominates Butler

Jackets' rally can't catch the Hornets
AIKEN - The football rivalry between Aiken and North Augusta used to be one of the fiercest around.

Razorbacks will finish above .500
The Cross Creek Razorbacks didn't make it easy on themselves, but they clinched the first winning season in school history Friday night with a 25-21 victory over Richmond Academy.

Thomson dominates Butler
On Friday night, the Thomson football team wanted a repeat from its previous game, and the Bulldogs just about got it.

Harlem blows by Hephzibah, gets back to winning season
The Harlem Bulldogs ran wild in a 42-7 season-ending win over Hephzibah on Friday, marking the Bulldogs' first winning season in four years in front of a lively home crowd.

Boyd, Bulldogs escape for third seed in 5-AA
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Lawrence Boyd scored two touchdowns, but his biggest play came on defense in the Bulldogs' victory over Wade Hampton.

Irish fight their way to postseason berth
As the final minute played out in Aquinas' game against Hancock Central on Friday night, Fighting Irish senior Hank Chandler jumped up and down on the sideline yelling, "We did it, we did it!"

Harlem blows by Hephzibah, gets back to winning season
The Harlem Bulldogs ran wild in a 42-7 season-ending win over Hephzibah on Friday, marking the Bulldogs' first winning season in four years in front of a lively home crowd.

Razorbacks will finish above .500
The Cross Creek Razorbacks didn't make it easy on themselves, but they clinched the first winning season in school history Friday night with a 25-21 victory over Richmond Academy.

Patriots will make return to playoffs
After running back Sergio Campbell tore his anterior cruciate ligament in Westside's eighth game last season, the Patriots lost their final two games to miss the playoffs.

Jackets' rally can't catch the Hornets
AIKEN - The football rivalry between Aiken and North Augusta used to be one of the fiercest around.

How they fared
How the top 10 teams in The Augusta Chronicle/WJBF Channel 6 Power Poll fared Friday night:

Tigers prove too powerful for Wildcats
GREENSBORO, Ga. - The Region 7-AA unbeatens put the title on the line on the final Friday night of the regular season, and this time Greene County did to Laney what Laney was used to doing unto others.

Tigers prove too powerful for Wildcats
GREENSBORO, Ga. - The Region 7-AA unbeatens put the title on the line on the final Friday night of the regular season, and this time Greene County did to Laney what Laney was used to doing unto others.

Wildcats' road now easier despite loss
Sometimes the greatest victories are the worst losses.

Thomson dominates Butler
On Friday night, the Thomson football team wanted a repeat from its previous game, and the Bulldogs just about got it.

High school football scores
Scores from Friday's game

Irish fight their way to postseason berth
As the final minute played out in Aquinas' game against Hancock Central on Friday night, Fighting Irish senior Hank Chandler jumped up and down on the sideline yelling, "We did it, we did it!"

Wildcats' road now easier despite loss
Sometimes the greatest victories are the worst losses.

High school football scores
Scores from Friday's game

Patriots will make return to playoffs
After running back Sergio Campbell tore his anterior cruciate ligament in Westside's eighth game last season, the Patriots lost their final two games to miss the playoffs.

Boyd, Bulldogs escape for third seed in 5-AA
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Lawrence Boyd scored two touchdowns, but his biggest play came on defense in the Bulldogs' victory over Wade Hampton.

How they fared
How the top 10 teams in The Augusta Chronicle/WJBF Channel 6 Power Poll fared Friday night:

Children share insight on definition of what's old
Like most of you, I have many part-time jobs and one of them is chauffeur to assorted middle-schoolers.

Children share insight on definition of what's old
Like most of you, I have many part-time jobs and one of them is chauffeur to assorted middle-schoolers.

Letter writer is promoting socialism

Chamber endorses SPLOST vote
Augusta is a city of endless potential. It also is a city that faces challenges. The special purpose local option sales tax proposal on the ballot Nov. 8 addresses both our potential and our challenges. That is why the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce is supporting its passage.James L. Kendrick, Chairman, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce

Augusta: the bad side of Wonderland

Two wrongs make a bigger wrong
The Augusta Chronicle's Oct. 18 editorial on the Aiken County Council suing the U.S. Department of Energy - "Suing DOE is the right move," - demonstrates the old saying that two wrongs don't make a right.Sam Speight, Edgefield, S.C.

SPLOST would help Canal Authority
As a member of the Augusta Canal Authority I have seen how SPLOST dollars have been well spent. Jeanie Allen, Member, Augusta Canal Authority

Augusta: the bad side of Wonderland
Hmmm, let's see if I've got this right. We were recently informed, by no less than the Augusta Regional Airport's marketing director, that the enormous expense in building a new terminal would not bring more airlines or additional flights to Augusta?George T. Sheftall, Augusta

SPLOST would help Canal Authority

A photo ID is not much to ask of voters
Every so often, it seems, we must endure morons coming out of the woodwork.Pete Johnson, Augusta

Letter writer is promoting socialism
In his Oct. 24 letter, Carl Jacobs complains that The Chronicle's editorial writers don't understand capitalism, democracy or socialism. I don't know if they do or not. I do know that Mr. Jacobs has a very good grasp of socialism.Pat VanHooser, North Augusta, SC

Augusta: the bad side of Wonderland
Hmmm, let's see if I've got this right. We were recently informed, by no less than the Augusta Regional Airport's marketing director, that the enormous expense in building a new terminal would not bring more airlines or additional flights to Augusta?George T. Sheftall, Augusta

SPLOST would help Canal Authority
As a member of the Augusta Canal Authority I have seen how SPLOST dollars have been well spent. Jeanie Allen, Member, Augusta Canal Authority

Two wrongs make a bigger wrong
The Augusta Chronicle's Oct. 18 editorial on the Aiken County Council suing the U.S. Department of Energy - "Suing DOE is the right move," - demonstrates the old saying that two wrongs don't make a right.Sam Speight, Edgefield, S.C.

Chamber endorses SPLOST vote
Augusta is a city of endless potential. It also is a city that faces challenges. The special purpose local option sales tax proposal on the ballot Nov. 8 addresses both our potential and our challenges. That is why the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce is supporting its passage.James L. Kendrick, Chairman, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce

A photo ID is not much to ask of voters
Every so often, it seems, we must endure morons coming out of the woodwork.Pete Johnson, Augusta

Chamber endorses SPLOST vote

Two wrongs make a bigger wrong

A photo ID is not much to ask of voters

Letter writer is promoting socialism
In his Oct. 24 letter, Carl Jacobs complains that The Chronicle's editorial writers don't understand capitalism, democracy or socialism. I don't know if they do or not. I do know that Mr. Jacobs has a very good grasp of socialism.Pat VanHooser, North Augusta, SC

Thinking big in decorating a small home

Thrill seekers hope to track the supernatural

Long-term cruises growing in popularity

Ben Franklin: 300th anniversary celebration underway

It's difficult to keep in step with catwalk

Bringing uninvited children is rude to hosts

Fall fragrances includes many fruity and woody smells

Living briefs

Ben Franklin: 300th anniversary celebration underway
PHILADELPHIA - The celebration of the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth is underway, launched by the re-enactment of his arrival in Philadelphia and the December kickoff of a traveling museum exhibit and other events.

Bringing uninvited children is rude to hosts
Dear Carson: My wife and I are planning a Christmas party for a small group of close friends whom we have known for years. We would like to keep this an all-adult party because there will be adult beverages available.

Thinking big in decorating a small home
Tammy Schweitzer had a blank canvas when she started decorating her Grovetown home.

Ben Franklin: 300th anniversary celebration underway
PHILADELPHIA - The celebration of the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth is underway, launched by the re-enactment of his arrival in Philadelphia and the December kickoff of a traveling museum exhibit and other events.

Long-term cruises growing in popularity
SEATTLE - Carl and Linda Magni love to travel but hate to unpack.

Living briefs
About the time the Fourth of July fireworks were fading from the Augusta sky, Allyson Larke and Christopher Morris had fallen in love.

Living briefs
About the time the Fourth of July fireworks were fading from the Augusta sky, Allyson Larke and Christopher Morris had fallen in love.

It's difficult to keep in step with catwalk
In autumn a woman's fancy turns, not to love, but to fall fashion. What to wear? Fashion is so fickle. One season it's the "year of the bustier"; the next, it's the "year of the sarong." I keep waiting for it to be the "year of the polyester sweat suit" or to have Paris and Milan proclaim that elastic waistbands are this season's "must-have" sensation, but no luck so far.

Thrill seekers hope to track the supernatural
The Rock House isn't the kind of place you just stumble onto. The 18th century farmhouse, said to be one of Georgia's oldest stone dwellings with its design intact, stands way down a dusty farm road near Thomson. A grave to one side of the structure marks the final resting place of its first owner, Thomas Ansley, and nearby is a cemetery containing members of his family.

Fall fragrances includes many fruity and woody smells
NEW YORK - Many fragrances are built around a "note," a single scent that will stand out and linger, even when surrounded by a dozen other familiar smells.

Fall fragrances includes many fruity and woody smells
NEW YORK - Many fragrances are built around a "note," a single scent that will stand out and linger, even when surrounded by a dozen other familiar smells.

Thinking big in decorating a small home
Tammy Schweitzer had a blank canvas when she started decorating her Grovetown home.

Long-term cruises growing in popularity
SEATTLE - Carl and Linda Magni love to travel but hate to unpack.

Thrill seekers hope to track the supernatural
The Rock House isn't the kind of place you just stumble onto. The 18th century farmhouse, said to be one of Georgia's oldest stone dwellings with its design intact, stands way down a dusty farm road near Thomson. A grave to one side of the structure marks the final resting place of its first owner, Thomas Ansley, and nearby is a cemetery containing members of his family.

Bringing uninvited children is rude to hosts
Dear Carson: My wife and I are planning a Christmas party for a small group of close friends whom we have known for years. We would like to keep this an all-adult party because there will be adult beverages available.

It's difficult to keep in step with catwalk
In autumn a woman's fancy turns, not to love, but to fall fashion. What to wear? Fashion is so fickle. One season it's the "year of the bustier"; the next, it's the "year of the sarong." I keep waiting for it to be the "year of the polyester sweat suit" or to have Paris and Milan proclaim that elastic waistbands are this season's "must-have" sensation, but no luck so far.

Lynx drop game to Gladiators in overtime
DULUTH, Ga. - The Gwinnett Gladiators seesawed with the Augusta Lynx on Friday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, ending with a 4-3 overtime win.

Lynx drop game to Gladiators in overtime
DULUTH, Ga. - The Gwinnett Gladiators seesawed with the Augusta Lynx on Friday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, ending with a 4-3 overtime win.

Lynx drop game to Gladiators in overtime

Jailed man tells sheriff where to find gun
AIKEN - The gun stolen from Sheriff Michael Hunt is back in his hands.

Hopefuls have had share of fiscal, legal woes
Many candidates for public office run on their records. But quite a few in Augusta have public records they wouldn't want to brag about.

5 tons of litter piles up along waterways
Officials said Friday that more than five tons of garbage was collected last week when more than 200 volunteers converged on waterways across Richmond County.

Cheney talks of terrorist fight

Police arrest suspect in attack on activist
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A 78-year-old Savannah activist said he was bound, gagged and robbed by a man he had been trying to help.

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - A Maxwell High School of Technology student is being allowed back into class after being suspended for two days earlier this week for refusing to take off an anti-abortion shirt.

Laws on sex snare teens
If William Shakespeare had tried setting his classic tale about star-crossed teen lovers in modern-day Georgia, both Romeo and Juliet might have had more than warring families to contend with. Had the two not been secretly wed, they might have had problems with the law.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Halloween events
Ghostbusters: Ghostbusters will be shown at 3 p.m. at Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. The cost is $3 for children and $4 for adults. Call 722-8341 or visit imperialtheatre.com.

Kid of the Day
Tyrell Ryan is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina
MANNING - The widow of state Rep. Alex Harvin is one of two candidates who has filed to run for the Statehouse seat left vacant earlier this month by Mr. Harvin's death.

Cheney talks of terrorist fight
SAVANNAH, Ga. - For Dick Cheney, Friday was a tale of at least two cities and two visions of reality.

Factory shooter's path to execution nears end
COLUMBIA - Hastings Wise had scores to settle in 1997 at the Aiken lawn-mower ignition plant where he had been fired several weeks earlier, but the shooting spree would have to wait.

School board to buy houses
Richmond County school officials sent letters to six east Augusta homeowners Friday notifying them of their intention to buy their houses to make way for a new school.

Renovation helps restore courthouse's charm
Before the renovation work, Chip Mobley said the lobby of the Appling Courthouse had a cold, almost dungeonlike feel to it.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Down the stretch

Hopefuls have had share of fiscal, legal woes
Many candidates for public office run on their records. But quite a few in Augusta have public records they wouldn't want to brag about.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Older voters turn out, decide local races
It was a milestone moment for Forrest Reid. He had turned 18 and was eligible to vote for the first time.

Residents give input on park

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Aiken inn opens after years of delays

Down the stretch
AIKEN - As soon as two Aiken County sheriff's deputies cantered by on their mounted patrols Saturday afternoon, Lily Packard dropped her grandmother's hand and ran after them.

Marines carry memory of fallen comrades in run

Factory shooter's path to execution nears end
COLUMBIA - Hastings Wise had scores to settle in 1997 at the Aiken lawn-mower ignition plant where he had been fired several weeks earlier, but the shooting spree would have to wait.

Daddy makes wedding special

Workers get us on schedule
For most of us, forgetting to turn the clocks back one hour tonight to change from daylight-saving to standard time might result in nothing more than arriving at church one hour earlier than the rest of the congregation.

Highway is headed in 'right direction'

Down the stretch
AIKEN - As soon as two Aiken County sheriff's deputies cantered by on their mounted patrols Saturday afternoon, Lily Packard dropped her grandmother's hand and ran after them.

Correction

Leaders say consolidation is goal

Halloween events

Daddy makes wedding special
On Friday night, James Rachels escorted his daughter at her wedding.

Workers get us on schedule

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

Across Georgia

Laws on sex snare teens
If William Shakespeare had tried setting his classic tale about star-crossed teen lovers in modern-day Georgia, both Romeo and Juliet might have had more than warring families to contend with. Had the two not been secretly wed, they might have had problems with the law.

5 tons of litter piles up along waterways

Older voters turn out, decide local races
It was a milestone moment for Forrest Reid. He had turned 18 and was eligible to vote for the first time.

Aiken inn opens after years of delays
AIKEN - Navigating hostile neighbors, resistant government officials, a sluggish bureaucracy and even death has taken four long years for developers of Aiken's newest and largest hotel.

Shopping around helped ID case
ATLANTA - U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy is a popular man in some quarters, even if he's probably not on the Christmas-card list of most Georgia Republicans.

Across South Carolina

Renovation helps restore courthouse's charm
Before the renovation work, Chip Mobley said the lobby of the Appling Courthouse had a cold, almost dungeonlike feel to it.

Older voters turn out, decide local races

Where we live
"Everybody knows us at the pumpkin church," says Sandy Nalley.

Shopping around helped ID case
ATLANTA - U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy is a popular man in some quarters, even if he's probably not on the Christmas-card list of most Georgia Republicans.

Across the area
Columbia County sheriff's deputies, a Georgia State Patrol helicopter and Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers were unable to find a hunter who pointed a rifle at a DNR ranger near Harlem High School.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
EASTMAN - Moments after a Dodge County jury acquitted a man of triple murder charges, the mother of a victim embraced him.

Where we live
"Everybody knows us at the pumpkin church," says Sandy Nalley.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Lyric Tillman of North Augusta.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Lyric Tillman of North Augusta.

Criminals target county's Hispanics
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Authorities in Greenville County say there's been an increase in armed robberies against Hispanics - and officials want to know why.

Correction
- Because of incorrect information provided to The Augusta Chronicle, a story in Saturday's editions about a homicide during a home invasion said Melvin Dorsey opened a bedroom door before he was shot. Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Richard Roundtree said the door was shut and that Mr. Dorsey was shot through it. The weapons also were listed incorrectly. One had a gun, another was armed with a pipe and a third was unarmed.

News you can use

Criminals target county's Hispanics
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Authorities in Greenville County say there's been an increase in armed robberies against Hispanics - and officials want to know why.

Correction
- Because inaccurate information was provided, Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle did not report the correct grade level taught by Richmond County Teacher of the Year Amy Hillman. She teaches fifth grade at Freedom Park Elementary School.

Factory shooter's path to execution nears end

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A giraffe has died at Riverbanks Zoo after surgery for a foot problem, zoo officials said.

Shopping around helped ID case

News you can use
As colder temperatures descend on the Augusta region, we're all donning sweaters and jackets. It's important to make sure our vehicles are ready for the cold, too.

Correction
- Because of incorrect information provided to The Augusta Chronicle, a story in Saturday's editions about a homicide during a home invasion said Melvin Dorsey opened a bedroom door before he was shot. Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Richard Roundtree said the door was shut and that Mr. Dorsey was shot through it. The weapons also were listed incorrectly. One had a gun, another was armed with a pipe and a third was unarmed.

Halloween events
TRICK OR TREATING: Will be recognized Monday by Columbia, Richmond, Burke, McDuffie, Jefferson, Aiken and Edgefield counties.

School board to buy houses

Aiken inn opens after years of delays
AIKEN - Navigating hostile neighbors, resistant government officials, a sluggish bureaucracy and even death has taken four long years for developers of Aiken's newest and largest hotel.

City leaders start study on open space in Aiken

Leaders say consolidation is goal
Columbia County commissioners reiterated Friday that incorporation and consolidation will be their No. 1 priority for the next year.

Kid of the Day

Marines carry memory of fallen comrades in run
In the chill of Friday morning on Fort Gordon's Barton Field, Marines from the Augusta area began a running vigil.

Across South Carolina

Adventure shows kids dangers in the home
Adventure and safety usually contradict each other, but not Friday for hundreds of Greenbrier Elementary School pupils.

Across the area

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A giraffe has died at Riverbanks Zoo after surgery for a foot problem, zoo officials said.

Jailed man tells sheriff where to find gun

Daddy makes wedding special
On Friday night, James Rachels escorted his daughter at her wedding.

Man killed during home invasion

5 tons of litter piles up along waterways
Officials said Friday that more than five tons of garbage was collected last week when more than 200 volunteers converged on waterways across Richmond County.

Adventure shows kids dangers in the home

Workers get us on schedule
For most of us, forgetting to turn the clocks back one hour tonight to change from daylight-saving to standard time might result in nothing more than arriving at church one hour earlier than the rest of the congregation.

Authority seeks offers on Navy base land

Marines carry memory of fallen comrades in run
In the chill of Friday morning on Fort Gordon's Barton Field, Marines from the Augusta area began a running vigil.

Halloween events
Ghostbusters: Ghostbusters will be shown at 3 p.m. at Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. The cost is $3 for children and $4 for adults. Call 722-8341 or visit imperialtheatre.com.

City leaders start study on open space in Aiken
AIKEN - City officials are in the preliminary stages of implementing an open space study to develop pathways and preserve greenways in various parts of town.

Across the area
Three South Carolina women were charged Thursday night after authorities seized five video poker machines in a raid at a Langley convenience store.

Police arrest suspect in attack on activist
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A 78-year-old Savannah activist said he was bound, gagged and robbed by a man he had been trying to help.

News you can use
As colder temperatures descend on the Augusta region, we're all donning sweaters and jackets. It's important to make sure our vehicles are ready for the cold, too.

Across the area
Columbia County sheriff's deputies, a Georgia State Patrol helicopter and Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers were unable to find a hunter who pointed a rifle at a DNR ranger near Harlem High School.

Authority seeks offers on Navy base land
ATHENS, Ga. - Competition already is heating up for the prime piece of real estate that is the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School, as members of a local redevelopment authority continue to create a plan for closing the base.

Across Georgia
EASTMAN - Moments after a Dodge County jury acquitted a man of triple murder charges, the mother of a victim embraced him.

Halloween events
TRICK OR TREATING: Will be recognized Monday by Columbia, Richmond, Burke, McDuffie, Jefferson, Aiken and Edgefield counties.

Across South Carolina
MANNING - The widow of state Rep. Alex Harvin is one of two candidates who has filed to run for the Statehouse seat left vacant earlier this month by Mr. Harvin's death.

Cheney talks of terrorist fight
SAVANNAH, Ga. - For Dick Cheney, Friday was a tale of at least two cities and two visions of reality.

Across the area

Highway is headed in 'right direction'
A project to make a high-accident area of Mike Padgett Highway safer might come faster than anticipated because of Georgia's Fast Forward program.

Criminals target county's Hispanics

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - A Maxwell High School of Technology student is being allowed back into class after being suspended for two days earlier this week for refusing to take off an anti-abortion shirt.

Where we live

Across the area
Three South Carolina women were charged Thursday night after authorities seized five video poker machines in a raid at a Langley convenience store.

Overtime

Correction
- Because inaccurate information was provided, Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle did not report the correct grade level taught by Richmond County Teacher of the Year Amy Hillman. She teaches fifth grade at Freedom Park Elementary School.

Area sports announcments

Authority seeks offers on Navy base land
ATHENS, Ga. - Competition already is heating up for the prime piece of real estate that is the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School, as members of a local redevelopment authority continue to create a plan for closing the base.

Kid of the Day

City leaders start study on open space in Aiken
AIKEN - City officials are in the preliminary stages of implementing an open space study to develop pathways and preserve greenways in various parts of town.

Correction

Kid of the Day
Tyrell Ryan is today's Kid of the Day.

Police arrest suspect in attack on activist

School board to buy houses
Richmond County school officials sent letters to six east Augusta homeowners Friday notifying them of their intention to buy their houses to make way for a new school.

Laws on sex snare teens

Jailed man tells sheriff where to find gun
AIKEN - The gun stolen from Sheriff Michael Hunt is back in his hands.

Renovation helps restore courthouse's charm

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

Across Georgia

Residents give input on park
The results are in and they point to one preference of surveyed Columbia County residents: Passive recreation is needed more than organized sports at a proposed Evans park.

Sports rants

Adventure shows kids dangers in the home
Adventure and safety usually contradict each other, but not Friday for hundreds of Greenbrier Elementary School pupils.

Halloween events

Leaders say consolidation is goal
Columbia County commissioners reiterated Friday that incorporation and consolidation will be their No. 1 priority for the next year.

Over and out

Highway is headed in 'right direction'
A project to make a high-accident area of Mike Padgett Highway safer might come faster than anticipated because of Georgia's Fast Forward program.

Hopefuls have had share of fiscal, legal woes

Residents give input on park
The results are in and they point to one preference of surveyed Columbia County residents: Passive recreation is needed more than organized sports at a proposed Evans park.

Loss might not change Dogs' finish
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Go ahead, cry if you must.

Loss might not change Dogs' finish
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Go ahead, cry if you must.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Rock star wannabes go to Camp Jam
ATLANTA - For one moment, plucking out a bluesy version of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Whiskey Rock A Roller" beside the man who wrote the song, Kelly Thomas felt like a rock star.

Rock star wannabes go to Camp Jam
ATLANTA - For one moment, plucking out a bluesy version of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Whiskey Rock A Roller" beside the man who wrote the song, Kelly Thomas felt like a rock star.

Rock star wannabes go to Camp Jam

Truex overcomes early difficulties
HAMPTON, Ga. - Martin Truex Jr. won the final event of the International Race of Champions series with champion Mark Martin looming in his rearview mirror Saturday.

Edwards stays in the running
HAMPTON, Ga. - Carl Edwards' focus during his rookie season in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series was on finishing races and learning for the future, so he never gave the Chase for the Championship much thought.

Truex overcomes early difficulties
HAMPTON, Ga. - Martin Truex Jr. won the final event of the International Race of Champions series with champion Mark Martin looming in his rearview mirror Saturday.

Edwards stays in the running

Surprising Edwards a serious Chase contender
HAMPTON, Ga. - Carl Edwards has never had more fun. Being part of NASCAR's 10-race Chase for the Nextel Cup championship in his first full year on the elite stock car circuit is unexpected, but it is also everything the 26-year-old driver could have hoped for.

Truex overcomes early difficulties

Surprising Edwards a serious Chase contender
HAMPTON, Ga. - Carl Edwards has never had more fun. Being part of NASCAR's 10-race Chase for the Nextel Cup championship in his first full year on the elite stock car circuit is unexpected, but it is also everything the 26-year-old driver could have hoped for.

Surprising Edwards a serious Chase contender

Edwards stays in the running
HAMPTON, Ga. - Carl Edwards' focus during his rookie season in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series was on finishing races and learning for the future, so he never gave the Chase for the Championship much thought.

NBA 2005-06: Marquee coaches in spotlight, but Spurs still rule

NBA 2005-06: Marquee coaches in spotlight, but Spurs still rule
Out on the West Coast, the NBA's Zen master has returned home from a yearlong sabbatical, accepting a task sure to disturb his implacable cool.

Meetings

NBA 2005-06: Marquee coaches in spotlight, but Spurs still rule
Out on the West Coast, the NBA's Zen master has returned home from a yearlong sabbatical, accepting a task sure to disturb his implacable cool.

Falcons receivers are feeling left out

Area players in the pros

NFL power rankings for Week 8

Russell Wayne Sheppard    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ingrid Hartman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Renew    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Prescott    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wendell D. NeSmith    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Dr. Virgil Woods    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Cooley Smith    (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Rev. Dave Nelson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Russell Wayne Sheppard    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Mears    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SFC. Ernest G. Shropshire    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Prescott    (APPLING, Ga.)

Dr. Virgil Woods    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Cooley Smith    (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrtle Raburn    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

SFC Ernest G. Shropshire    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melinda Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie J. Porter    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Belle S. Howell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Ferguson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Floretta George    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pheba DeVore Dean    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Katherine H. Mims    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Asbell Day    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wendell D. NeSmith    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Myrtle Raburn    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Mears    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SFC. Ernest G. Shropshire    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Mae Edwards    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. James B. Williams, Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Melinda Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James B. Williams, Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

SFC Ernest G. Shropshire    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Russell Sheppard    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Renew    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Steve Priest    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie J. Porter    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Perkins    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Rev. Dave Nelson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

SSGT Dennis P. Merck    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Lankford    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Ingrid Hartman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Miss Katherine H. Mims    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte Edenfield    (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

Mr. James W. Black    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd Eggert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Mae Edwards    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margaret Asbell Day    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James B. Williams, Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Pheba DeVore Dean    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Russell Sheppard    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary M. Ferguson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steve Priest    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Belle S. Howell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte Edenfield    (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

SSGT Dennis P. Merck    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd Eggert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Lankford    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Floretta George    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jennie Perkins    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ingrid Hartman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Around the block

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

SFC. Ernest G. Shropshire (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Russell Wayne Sheppard (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Marie Lankford (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Ferguson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Prescott (APPLING, Ga.)

Recreation events

Events

Mr. Wendell D. NeSmith (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Melinda Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Mears (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd Eggert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Reunions

Mr. Steve Priest (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte Edenfield (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Rev. Dave Nelson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Dr. Virgil Woods (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SFC Ernest G. Shropshire (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle Raburn (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Jennie Perkins (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Belle S. Howell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SSGT Dennis P. Merck (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Renew (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Daisy Cooley Smith (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Jessie J. Porter (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Asbell Day (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Pheba DeVore Dean (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Upcoming events

Mrs. Floretta George (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James W. Black (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Katherine H. Mims (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Area adult literacy sites

Russell Sheppard (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Susie Mae Edwards (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn (HARLEM, Ga.)

Recycling centers

Mr. James B. Williams, Sr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James B. Williams, Sr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

We'd only be hurting ourselves by not passing SPLOST Nov. 8
Property taxes will skyrocket, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office will be extremely challenged, and Augusta will lose out on opportunities for growth if the special purpose local option sales tax does not pass Nov. 8.

We'd only be hurting ourselves by not passing SPLOST Nov. 8
Property taxes will skyrocket, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office will be extremely challenged, and Augusta will lose out on opportunities for growth if the special purpose local option sales tax does not pass Nov. 8.

We'd only be hurting ourselves by not passing SPLOST Nov. 8
Property taxes will skyrocket, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office will be extremely challenged, and Augusta will lose out on opportunities for growth if the special purpose local option sales tax does not pass Nov. 8.

Greenbrier season ends in sectionals

Hopes ride on trio of Aiken horses

Gas prices don't hurt NBHA attendance

Overtime

Saint Liam wins Classic, stakes claim for Horse of Year honors

Greenbrier season ends in sectionals
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - A deep run into the Class AAAA state volleyball playoffs ended for Greenbrier on Saturday in the sectional semifinals.

Sports rants
I REALLY ENJOYED how you have hockey information placed on the insert of the Friday paper on Oct. 21. It would be good if you put all hockey information and results on inserts so it can be easily removed from my sport section and placed where hockey belongs: in the garbage can.

Gas prices don't hurt NBHA attendance
The rise in gas prices gave National Barrel Horse Association officials anxiety over the attendance for this year's annual world championships.

Saint Liam wins Classic, stakes claim for Horse of Year honors
NEW YORK - Saint Liam came through in the Breeders' Cup Classic and probably wrapped up Horse of the Year honors Saturday at Belmont Park with a stirring victory in America's richest race.

Overtime
With top-ranked Roger Federer and defending champion Marat Safin out with injuries, Andy Roddick will be the top-seeded player at the Paris Masters.

Hopes ride on trio of Aiken horses
Three Aiken-trained thoroughbreds carry their stable's hopes for a championship when they race today in the Breeders' Cup races at Belmont Park in New York.

Overtime
In South Bend, Ind., first-year Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis signed a new 10-year contract Saturday that will keep him as the Irish coach through the 2015 season.

Hopes ride on trio of Aiken horses
Three Aiken-trained thoroughbreds carry their stable's hopes for a championship when they race today in the Breeders' Cup races at Belmont Park in New York.

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

Gas prices don't hurt NBHA attendance
The rise in gas prices gave National Barrel Horse Association officials anxiety over the attendance for this year's annual world championships.

Overtime
With top-ranked Roger Federer and defending champion Marat Safin out with injuries, Andy Roddick will be the top-seeded player at the Paris Masters.

Saint Liam wins Classic, stakes claim for Horse of Year honors
NEW YORK - Saint Liam came through in the Breeders' Cup Classic and probably wrapped up Horse of the Year honors Saturday at Belmont Park with a stirring victory in America's richest race.

Over and out
Over and outBernard Dalton, aboard Niello, clears the final hurdle on his way to victory in the Regions Bank Holiday Cup on Saturday in the Fall Aiken Steeplechase at Conger Field. Niello, who finished in 4:35.2, is owned by Mrs. Lewis C. Murdock and trained by William B. Cocks. Mark the Shark took second place, Whichi Coax was third, and The Next Man came in fourth. Other race winners included Deb's Delight, Fabi's Legacy, Nick Sprout, Regal Again and Frecuente.[CAPTION]

Overtime
In South Bend, Ind., first-year Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis signed a new 10-year contract Saturday that will keep him as the Irish coach through the 2015 season.

Greenbrier season ends in sectionals
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - A deep run into the Class AAAA state volleyball playoffs ended for Greenbrier on Saturday in the sectional semifinals.

Sports rants
I REALLY ENJOYED how you have hockey information placed on the insert of the Friday paper on Oct. 21. It would be good if you put all hockey information and results on inserts so it can be easily removed from my sport section and placed where hockey belongs: in the garbage can.

Over and out
Over and outBernard Dalton, aboard Niello, clears the final hurdle on his way to victory in the Regions Bank Holiday Cup on Saturday in the Fall Aiken Steeplechase at Conger Field. Niello, who finished in 4:35.2, is owned by Mrs. Lewis C. Murdock and trained by William B. Cocks. Mark the Shark took second place, Whichi Coax was third, and The Next Man came in fourth. Other race winners included Deb's Delight, Fabi's Legacy, Nick Sprout, Regal Again and Frecuente.[CAPTION]

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

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

New South Carolina trails pose challenge
Seventeen miles. Big hills. Long jumps. Banked turns.

New South Carolina trails pose challenge
Seventeen miles. Big hills. Long jumps. Banked turns.

New South Carolina trails pose challenge

Outdoors calendar

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

Georgia's whitetail season off to strong start
Angel Hamilton gutted and skinned 15 deer before lunchtime Friday.

Georgia's whitetail season off to strong start
Angel Hamilton gutted and skinned 15 deer before lunchtime Friday.

NFL power rankings for Week 8
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Area players in the pros
How they fared

Falcons receivers are feeling left out
ATLANTA - For all the talk about achieving more balance in the Atlanta Falcons' offense, the team still relies first - and often second and third - on the run.

Area players in the pros
How they fared

Falcons receivers are feeling left out
ATLANTA - For all the talk about achieving more balance in the Atlanta Falcons' offense, the team still relies first - and often second and third - on the run.

NFL power rankings for Week 8
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Walk in faith: A woman's inspiration for insoles
About 18 months ago, Connie Johnson was sound asleep in her North Augusta home when she was awakened with the idea that God wanted her to create something that would carry the Word around the world.

Athletes' religious message criticized
NEWARK, Del. - A high school principal apologized to parents for allowing a Christian-theme assembly featuring two Philadelphia Eagles players, saying he was misled about what the presentation would cover.

Books tell how to put Christian values on shelves
Most writers have to find a publisher, but in Barbara Walker's case, a publisher went to her.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@augustachronicle.com.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@augustachronicle.com.

Books tell how to put Christian values on shelves
Most writers have to find a publisher, but in Barbara Walker's case, a publisher went to her.

Professors will debate our origins
Proponents of evolution and intelligent design will make their cases in a forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at Augusta State University.

Professors will debate our origins
Proponents of evolution and intelligent design will make their cases in a forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at Augusta State University.

Must Christians obey Old Testament laws?
Should Christians observe all God's laws revealed in the Old Testament?

Faith digest
ELEANOR "MOM" WORKMAN, missionary to Haiti, will speak at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Greater Mount Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 2573 Wheeler Road.

Faith digest
ELEANOR "MOM" WORKMAN, missionary to Haiti, will speak at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Greater Mount Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 2573 Wheeler Road.

Athletes' religious message criticized
NEWARK, Del. - A high school principal apologized to parents for allowing a Christian-theme assembly featuring two Philadelphia Eagles players, saying he was misled about what the presentation would cover.

Must Christians obey Old Testament laws?
Should Christians observe all God's laws revealed in the Old Testament?

Walk in faith: A woman's inspiration for insoles
About 18 months ago, Connie Johnson was sound asleep in her North Augusta home when she was awakened with the idea that God wanted her to create something that would carry the Word around the world.

Georgia's whitetail season off to strong start

Loss might not change Dogs' finish

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead

Lucy Lawless tackles 'Vampire Bats'

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead
The few dozen deaths so far from bird flu are all we need as a reminder of the threat imposed on humankind by infectious diseases.

Lucy Lawless tackles 'Vampire Bats'
LOS ANGELES - For someone used to confronting vengeful gods, vampire bats must seem like chicken feed.

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead
The few dozen deaths so far from bird flu are all we need as a reminder of the threat imposed on humankind by infectious diseases.

Lucy Lawless tackles 'Vampire Bats'
LOS ANGELES - For someone used to confronting vengeful gods, vampire bats must seem like chicken feed.

Brooke Shields pregnant with second child

People in the News

Video of naked Janet Jackson hits the Internet

'Mr. Sulu' declares his homosexuality

Gators' early scores stand up for victory

Bulldogs stay alive in race for SEC East
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs entered Saturday's game against rival No. 16 Florida in position to clinch a spot in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game.

Gators' early scores stand up for victory
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - This Cocktail Party might have been a savory setup for Florida's real celebration. And once again, Georgia's national title hopes were sunk in the River City.

Bulldogs can grab SEC East with win
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The circumstances of today's Florida-Georgia game at Alltel Stadium are just want Georgia's Greg Blue wanted.

'Gutsy' score not enough for 'Dogs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Joe Tere-shinski III has done a lot of things for the Georgia Bulldogs in his three seasons: punt block, long snap, throw the ball.

'Gutsy' score not enough for 'Dogs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Joe Tere-shinski III has done a lot of things for the Georgia Bulldogs in his three seasons: punt block, long snap, throw the ball.

Bulldogs stay alive in race for SEC East

'Gutsy' score not enough for 'Dogs

Bulldogs can grab SEC East with win
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The circumstances of today's Florida-Georgia game at Alltel Stadium are just want Georgia's Greg Blue wanted.

Bulldogs can grab SEC East with win

Bulldogs stay alive in race for SEC East
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs entered Saturday's game against rival No. 16 Florida in position to clinch a spot in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game.

Gators' early scores stand up for victory
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - This Cocktail Party might have been a savory setup for Florida's real celebration. And once again, Georgia's national title hopes were sunk in the River City.

Spurrier hopes to boost Gamecock program

Spurrier hopes to boost Gamecock program
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Based on preseason predictions, Tennessee should be sailing along at this point in the schedule.

Spurrier hopes to boost Gamecock program
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Based on preseason predictions, Tennessee should be sailing along at this point in the schedule.

Gamecocks get first win vs. Fulmer

Gamecocks get first win vs. Fulmer
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Steve Spurrier brought a different team to Tennessee and left with a familiar result.

Gamecocks get first win vs. Fulmer
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Steve Spurrier brought a different team to Tennessee and left with a familiar result.

Surging to victory

Breast cancer survivors promote health issues

Identity-theft prevention discussed at chamber

Veterans to reunite in Augusta

Police in Aiken will have Halloween event for children

Pet of the week

Athlete Spotlight: Nicole Lewis

Wetlands at new school will be a teaching tool

Augusta fall section bridge results

Faith Calendar

Faith digest

Professors will debate our origins

Must Christians obey Old Testament laws?

Books tell how to put Christian values on shelves

Athletes' religious message criticized

Walk in faith: A woman's inspiration for insoles