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

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

'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
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.

'Wicked' novelist scares up a sequel

Book clears away smoke from facts about famous fire

'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
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.

Greenbrier's defense rests

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 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.

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

Madison Marie Jordan

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.

Lincoln Brooks Wilson

Gerald Bertram 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.

Blake Edward Seigler

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Emily Grace Thompson

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Matthew Roy Scott

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.

Ariana Kemya Laneece

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.

Jordan Isabella Maciaszek

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.

Peyton Carol DeLoach

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.

Riley Jean West

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.

Tucker Wayne Meadows

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.

Drue Thomas Patterson

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.

Kaylee Ann Jackson

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.

Cayle Elizabeth Taylor

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.

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.

Samuel Walker Connell

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.

Jessie Elaine Newsome

Trenton Lee Dinkins

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.

Ty'ler Deashawn Ricks

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.

Danielle Natalie Maskell

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.

Locke Weems Howington and John Henry Hamm Howington

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.

Jaxson Marshall Griffin

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.

Samuel Ellis Cranford

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.

Tiana Danielle Smith

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.

Ashlyn Grace Brill

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.

Eric Cole Rogers

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

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.

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

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

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.

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:

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.

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.

Business calendar

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

Scary business

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.

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

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

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.

Bank moves on South Carolina plan

Competition from Web sites helps reduce commissions

Delta to eliminate discount carrier Song by May 2006

Richmond County property transfers

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Miami set to return to field against Carolina

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tide's ready for stretch run now

Seminoles answer boos with victory

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

Bad week comes to muddled end

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.

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

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.

Weatherization program makes homes cozier

Naked hatred

Writer uses her music in promoting reading

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

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.

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.

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

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Duo leads Eagles past 'Rabbits

Georgia Southern takes the long road

Jackets squeak out victory

Georgia Tech notebook

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

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.

Golf roundup

PGA Tour to hit charitable record

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.

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 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.

Tigers prove too powerful for Wildcats

Razorbacks will finish above .500

Irish fight their way to postseason berth

Wildcats' road now easier despite loss

Jackets' rally can't catch the Hornets

Aiken County Farmers Market

Harlem blows by Hephzibah, gets back to winning season

High school football scores

Thomson dominates Butler

Boyd, Bulldogs escape for third seed in 5-AA

How they fared

Patriots will make return to playoffs

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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!"

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.

High school football scores
Scores from Friday's game

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

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.

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.

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

Letter writer is promoting socialism

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Two wrongs make a bigger wrong

A photo ID is not much to ask of voters

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

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

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

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

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

Long-term cruises growing in popularity

Thrill seekers hope to track the supernatural

Ben Franklin: 300th anniversary celebration underway

It's difficult to keep in step with catwalk

Fall fragrances includes many fruity and woody smells

Living briefs

Thinking big in decorating a small home

Bringing uninvited children is rude to hosts

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Sports rants

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

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

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.

Adventure shows kids dangers in the home

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Older voters turn out, decide local races

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.

Across the area

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.

School board to buy houses

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Over and out

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.

Shopping around helped ID case

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

Laws on sex snare teens

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

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.

Aiken inn opens after years of delays

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.

News you can use

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.

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.

Across South Carolina

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

Area sports announcments

Across Georgia

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

Across Georgia

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

Correction

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

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.

Police arrest suspect in attack on activist

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.

Workers get us on schedule

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

Jailed man tells sheriff where to find gun

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

City leaders start study on open space in Aiken

Daddy makes wedding special

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 South Carolina

Marines carry memory of fallen comrades in run

Highway is headed in 'right direction'

Leaders say consolidation is goal

Cheney talks of terrorist fight

Residents give input on park

Correction

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.

Man killed during home invasion

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Criminals target county's Hispanics

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Authority seeks offers on Navy base land

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

Factory shooter's path to execution nears end

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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

Down the stretch

Overtime

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

Kid of the Day

Where we live

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

Across the area

Halloween events

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
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

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

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Rock star wannabes go to Camp Jam

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.

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
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.

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.

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

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.

Surprising Edwards a serious Chase contender

Truex overcomes early difficulties

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.

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

NFL power rankings for Week 8

Area players in the pros

Falcons receivers are feeling left out

Mr. Frank Mears    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Russell Sheppard    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Floretta George    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Lankford    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

SSGT Dennis P. Merck    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Dr. Virgil Woods    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Perkins    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Floyd Eggert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melinda Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Perkins    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Lankford    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ingrid Hartman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Prescott    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Steve Priest    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pheba DeVore Dean    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SSGT Dennis P. Merck    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Russell Sheppard    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Steve Priest    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

SFC Ernest G. Shropshire    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Mae Edwards    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Renew    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. James W. Black    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. Dave Nelson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Pheba DeVore Dean    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Floyd Eggert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte Edenfield    (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Mears    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melinda Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

SFC Ernest G. Shropshire    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Renew    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy Prescott    (APPLING, Ga.)

Rev. Dave Nelson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ingrid Hartman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Floretta George    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Charlotte Edenfield    (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Susie Mae Edwards    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Dr. Virgil Woods    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Dr. Virgil Woods (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ingrid Hartman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SFC Ernest G. Shropshire (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Prescott (APPLING, Ga.)

SSGT Dennis P. Merck (EVANS, Ga.)

Russell Sheppard (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Charlotte Edenfield (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

Mrs. Floretta George (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Marie Lankford (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Pheba DeVore Dean (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Events

Area adult literacy sites

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

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

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

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

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

Reunions

Around the block

Rev. Dave Nelson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jennie Perkins (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

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

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Mae Edwards (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

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

Recycling centers

Mr. Steve Priest (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Upcoming events

Mr. Floyd Eggert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Melinda Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Recreation events

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

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

Mr. Frank Mears (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn (HARLEM, Ga.)

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.

Hopes ride on trio of Aiken horses

Overtime

Greenbrier season ends in sectionals

Gas prices don't hurt NBHA attendance

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

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.

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.

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

Overtime
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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]

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Outdoors calendar

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.

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.

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.

Area players in the pros
How they fared

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'
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.

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.

Video of naked Janet Jackson hits the Internet

'Mr. Sulu' declares his homosexuality

Brooke Shields pregnant with second child

People in the News

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.

'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 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.

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 stay alive in race for SEC East

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

'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
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.

Bulldogs can grab SEC East with win

Gators' early scores stand up for victory

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
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Steve Spurrier brought a different team to Tennessee and left with a familiar result.

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.

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

Veterans to reunite in Augusta

Breast cancer survivors promote health issues

Police in Aiken will have Halloween event for children

Identity-theft prevention discussed at chamber

Athlete Spotlight: Nicole Lewis

Pet of the week

Surging to victory

Wetlands at new school will be a teaching tool

Augusta fall section bridge results

Faith Calendar

Athletes' religious message criticized

Must Christians obey Old Testament laws?

Faith digest

Books tell how to put Christian values on shelves

Walk in faith: A woman's inspiration for insoles

Professors will debate our origins