Author obsesses over story of the Beatles
NEW YORK - Ten hours, 28 minutes. That was the sum of the music recorded and released by the Beatles before breaking up, a volume of work that changed lives, careers and the course of music history.

Author obsesses over story of the Beatles
NEW YORK - Ten hours, 28 minutes. That was the sum of the music recorded and released by the Beatles before breaking up, a volume of work that changed lives, careers and the course of music history.

Author obsesses over story of the Beatles

Epstein walks away from Red Sox

Epstein walks away from Red Sox
BOSTON - Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein resigned Monday, surprising Boston and the baseball world just one year after helping the franchise win its first World Series championship since 1918.

Epstein walks away from Red Sox
BOSTON - Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein resigned Monday, surprising Boston and the baseball world just one year after helping the franchise win its first World Series championship since 1918.

Get more time - borrow from future

Haunted Houses struggle to stay alive
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When Dwayne Throneberry closed his haunted house, The Main Street Morgue, two falls ago, he swore he'd shaken his last skeleton at his last screaming teenager.

Investors hope for Fed to ease off on rates

Director opposes quick DVD releases

Haunted Houses struggle to stay alive
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When Dwayne Throneberry closed his haunted house, The Main Street Morgue, two falls ago, he swore he'd shaken his last skeleton at his last screaming teenager.

Income, spending reverse declines
WASHINGTON - Consumer spending turned higher in September and incomes grew briskly, suggesting the economy is holding up well to the double blows of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Investors hope for Fed to ease off on rates
NEW YORK - Wall Street is spooked, and it has nothing to do with Halloween.

Utah could be a wholesome Hollywood

Housing for 55-and-older housing grows
HUDSON, Mass. - The condominium that retirees Richard and Mary Jean Ebens bought three years ago for $305,000 has some nice amenities: 2,000 square feet of living space, a garage, a basement, a deck looking over the garden, and a reasonable 45-minute drive to Boston.

Housing for 55-and-older housing grows

FCC approves phone mergers
WASHINGTON - Regulators agreed Monday to approve SBC Communications' takeover of AT&T and Verizon Communications' purchase of MCI - deals that allow the nation's biggest phone companies to get bigger - but with conditions.

Is Wal-Mart really changing?
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. accelerated its campaign to polish its image by proposing this week a lower-cost health care plan for its employees, promising an environmental initiative, and calling for a boost in the minimum wage.

Is Wal-Mart really changing?
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. accelerated its campaign to polish its image by proposing this week a lower-cost health care plan for its employees, promising an environmental initiative, and calling for a boost in the minimum wage.

Investors hope for Fed to ease off on rates
NEW YORK - Wall Street is spooked, and it has nothing to do with Halloween.

Utility connects to downtown
Some people might consider Georgia Power's Walton Way office "downtown." But it's not downtown enough for its executives.

At 50, Tylenol brand gaining steam on safety image
TRENTON, N.J. - Tylenol, originally a pain reliever for children, has hit middle age.

Income, spending reverse declines
WASHINGTON - Consumer spending turned higher in September and incomes grew briskly, suggesting the economy is holding up well to the double blows of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

At 50, Tylenol brand gaining steam on safety image
TRENTON, N.J. - Tylenol, originally a pain reliever for children, has hit middle age.

FCC approves phone mergers
WASHINGTON - Regulators agreed Monday to approve SBC Communications' takeover of AT&T and Verizon Communications' purchase of MCI - deals that allow the nation's biggest phone companies to get bigger - but with conditions.

Air carrier's losses escalate
CHICAGO - Burdened by the heavy costs of reworking its airplane leases and contracts, United Airlines' parent company reported a record $1.77 billion loss for the third quarter Monday to run its overall losses from nearly three years in bankruptcy to $9 billion.

Month ends better on acquisitions, spending
NEW YORK - A turnaround in personal spending and a flurry of acquisition activity sent stocks higher Monday, but it wasn't enough to salvage a topsy-turvy month. The major indexes fell in October.

Utility connects to downtown

Utility connects to downtown
Some people might consider Georgia Power's Walton Way office "downtown." But it's not downtown enough for its executives.

Month ends better on acquisitions, spending

Is Wal-Mart really changing?

Income, spending reverse declines

'Saw II' is tops at the box office

At 50, Tylenol brand gaining steam on safety image

Haunted Houses struggle to stay alive

FCC approves phone mergers

Housing for 55-and-older housing grows
HUDSON, Mass. - The condominium that retirees Richard and Mary Jean Ebens bought three years ago for $305,000 has some nice amenities: 2,000 square feet of living space, a garage, a basement, a deck looking over the garden, and a reasonable 45-minute drive to Boston.

Air carrier's losses escalate

Month ends better on acquisitions, spending
NEW YORK - A turnaround in personal spending and a flurry of acquisition activity sent stocks higher Monday, but it wasn't enough to salvage a topsy-turvy month. The major indexes fell in October.

Air carrier's losses escalate
CHICAGO - Burdened by the heavy costs of reworking its airplane leases and contracts, United Airlines' parent company reported a record $1.77 billion loss for the third quarter Monday to run its overall losses from nearly three years in bankruptcy to $9 billion.

Auburn's defense not missing a beat
AUBURN, Ala. - Will Herring thinks this Auburn defense gets the nod over last year's in at least one regard.

Tennessee reaching lowest point of Fulmer's tenure
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer has seen the Volunteers at their finest as Southeastern Conference and national champions.

Auburn's defense not missing a beat
AUBURN, Ala. - Will Herring thinks this Auburn defense gets the nod over last year's in at least one regard.

Tennessee reaching lowest point of Fulmer's tenure
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer has seen the Volunteers at their finest as Southeastern Conference and national champions.

Tennessee reaching lowest point of Fulmer's tenure

Auburn's defense not missing a beat

Illini ready to put title loss behind them

A qualified nominee
President Bush could have saved himself a lot of pain and trouble if he'd named Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court to succeed Sandra Day O'Connor in the first place.

A qualified nominee

One SRS contractor is enough
Sometimes, one can do the work of many.

Don't let this TIF out of the box
When Houston-based FineDeering's proposal to develop 2,400 acres of land in the Graniteville, S.C., area first came to public attention a few months ago, it struck many as a creative application of TIF.

Sunnis electing to vote
Not a day goes by when there isn't some kind of clash between Iraqi Shiites and Sunnis.

Don't let this TIF out of the box

One SRS contractor is enough
Sometimes, one can do the work of many.

Mr. Irving J. Allred (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sunnis electing to vote
Not a day goes by when there isn't some kind of clash between Iraqi Shiites and Sunnis.

A qualified nominee
President Bush could have saved himself a lot of pain and trouble if he'd named Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court to succeed Sandra Day O'Connor in the first place.

One SRS contractor is enough

Sunnis electing to vote

Don't let this TIF out of the box
When Houston-based FineDeering's proposal to develop 2,400 acres of land in the Graniteville, S.C., area first came to public attention a few months ago, it struck many as a creative application of TIF.

Martha Stewart planned to 'fire' Donald Trump
NEW YORK - Before her version of "The Apprentice" began, Martha Stewart thought she was saying "you're fired" to Donald Trump.

Q&A: Alek Wek: More than a supermodel
NEW YORK - The runway is the fastest route for Alek Wek to get where she's going.

People in the News
LONDON - British movie fans have voted Mickey Rourke "man of the year" for his portrayal of the swaggering down-on-his-luck Marv in "Sin City."

People in the News
NEW YORK - What's it like growing up as the magical Harry Potter? For teen actor Daniel Radcliffe, it's not that weird.

People in the News
NEW YORK - What's it like growing up as the magical Harry Potter? For teen actor Daniel Radcliffe, it's not that weird.

People in the News
LONDON - British movie fans have voted Mickey Rourke "man of the year" for his portrayal of the swaggering down-on-his-luck Marv in "Sin City."

Martha Stewart planned to 'fire' Donald Trump
NEW YORK - Before her version of "The Apprentice" began, Martha Stewart thought she was saying "you're fired" to Donald Trump.

Q&A: Alek Wek: More than a supermodel
NEW YORK - The runway is the fastest route for Alek Wek to get where she's going.

Manager of Fidelity's lagging Magellan Fund retires
BOSTON - The manager of Fidelity Investments' flagship Magellan Fund, which has dropped by about half to approximately $52 billion in assets in the past five years, has retired after nearly a decade on the job, the company announced on Monday.

Winterization will lower heating bills
The expected surge in natural gas prices this winter will force owners of 55 million homes heated by natural gas to revisit home energy conservation measures.

Start campaign now for pay raise next year
NEW YORK - Most workers can expect pay raises of about 3.5 percent next year - the same as this year, according to recent employer surveys. If you think you deserve more than that, now may be a good time to approach your boss.

Manager of Fidelity's lagging Magellan Fund retires

Winterization will lower heating bills
The expected surge in natural gas prices this winter will force owners of 55 million homes heated by natural gas to revisit home energy conservation measures.

Winterization will lower heating bills

Manager of Fidelity's lagging Magellan Fund retires
BOSTON - The manager of Fidelity Investments' flagship Magellan Fund, which has dropped by about half to approximately $52 billion in assets in the past five years, has retired after nearly a decade on the job, the company announced on Monday.

Start campaign now for pay raise next year

Start campaign now for pay raise next year
NEW YORK - Most workers can expect pay raises of about 3.5 percent next year - the same as this year, according to recent employer surveys. If you think you deserve more than that, now may be a good time to approach your boss.

Ghosts, goblins pale to real-life frights

Pettersson wins Chrysler Championship
PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Carl Pettersson steadied his nerves and his swing down the stretch Sunday, saving par with a tough chip on the 15th and a clutch putt on the 16th for an even-par 71 to win the Chrysler Championship for his first PGA Tour victory.

Montgomerie wins money title
SOTOGRANDE, Spain - Not even eligible for all the majors at the start of the year, Colin Montgomerie completed a remarkable turnaround Sunday when he tied for third in the Volvo Masters and captured his record eighth money title on the European tour.

Pettersson wins Chrysler Championship

Montgomerie wins money title

Pettersson wins Chrysler Championship
PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Carl Pettersson steadied his nerves and his swing down the stretch Sunday, saving par with a tough chip on the 15th and a clutch putt on the 16th for an even-par 71 to win the Chrysler Championship for his first PGA Tour victory.

Playoff golf? PGA eyes change
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - For almost 50 years, the golf season has been defined by four major championships that start in April with the Masters Tournament and end in August with the PGA Championship.

Montgomerie wins money title
SOTOGRANDE, Spain - Not even eligible for all the majors at the start of the year, Colin Montgomerie completed a remarkable turnaround Sunday when he tied for third in the Volvo Masters and captured his record eighth money title on the European tour.

Playoff golf? PGA eyes change
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - For almost 50 years, the golf season has been defined by four major championships that start in April with the Masters Tournament and end in August with the PGA Championship.

Playoff golf? PGA eyes change

Thomson offense keeps on rolling

Prep Football Power Poll

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

Thomson offense keeps on rolling
Thomson. This is quickly becoming the "Which Bulldog was the instrument of doom this week" category.

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

Thomson offense keeps on rolling
Thomson. This is quickly becoming the "Which Bulldog was the instrument of doom this week" category.

Get more time - borrow from future
Back home, the town doctor lived across the street from the church. Nice house. Brick. And all of about 60 yards from the church's front door.

Get more time - borrow from future
Back home, the town doctor lived across the street from the church. Nice house. Brick. And all of about 60 yards from the church's front door.

Politicians reflect racial views

Make redistricting much more equitable
I chuckled when I read the headline article "Redistricting map approved" (Oct. 1).

Why Sonny Pittman should be elected
I enthusiastically support Sonny Pittman to replace Tommy Boyles as District 7 Augusta commissioner. I have known Sonny for many years and am aware of his qualifications as a retired banker, military officer and his many contributions to this community.J. Lester Newsome, Augusta

Canal trails need SPLOST funding
I want to thank Augusta for cleaning up along River Watch Parkway recently.Fran Stewart, Augusta

Lack of remorse was broad generalization

If SPLOST loses, Augustans will pay
Some of Augusta's most responsible residents announced support for the upcoming special local option sales tax referendum.Paul Brewer, Augusta

Flawed Medicare system puts major crimp in sustaining health care
Hurricane Katrina has clearly shown the importance of available quality health care. Daily we are learning of more difficulties resulting from people either not receiving - or belatedly getting - health care attention they need.

Why Sonny Pittman should be elected
I enthusiastically support Sonny Pittman to replace Tommy Boyles as District 7 Augusta commissioner. I have known Sonny for many years and am aware of his qualifications as a retired banker, military officer and his many contributions to this community.J. Lester Newsome, Augusta

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

Canal trails need SPLOST funding
I want to thank Augusta for cleaning up along River Watch Parkway recently.Fran Stewart, Augusta

Neighbors endorse Copenhaver for mayor
It is a privilege for us to be neighbors of Deke and Malisa Copenhaver. They are the youth of our neighborhood and are always assisting those of us who need them.Martha and Frank Capers, Barbara and John Weigle, Augusta

Resident, pastor disagree on TIF plan
I attended the recent Aiken County Council meeting regarding the tax increment financing plan proposed by a private developer.Vicki Johnson, Graniteville, S.C.

Resident, pastor disagree on TIF plan
I attended the recent Aiken County Council meeting regarding the tax increment financing plan proposed by a private developer.Vicki Johnson, Graniteville, S.C.

Lack of remorse was broad generalization
In the Oct. 16 edition of The Chronicle, on the Opinion page, an editorial was written titled " 'Sorry' seems to be the hardest word." Under the title were the words "In Augusta, being in public office means never having to say you messed up."

If SPLOST loses, Augustans will pay
Some of Augusta's most responsible residents announced support for the upcoming special local option sales tax referendum.Paul Brewer, Augusta

Neighbors endorse Copenhaver for mayor

Neighbors endorse Copenhaver for mayor
It is a privilege for us to be neighbors of Deke and Malisa Copenhaver. They are the youth of our neighborhood and are always assisting those of us who need them.Martha and Frank Capers, Barbara and John Weigle, Augusta

Flawed Medicare system puts major crimp in sustaining health care

If SPLOST loses, Augustans will pay

Flawed Medicare system puts major crimp in sustaining health care
Hurricane Katrina has clearly shown the importance of available quality health care. Daily we are learning of more difficulties resulting from people either not receiving - or belatedly getting - health care attention they need.

Patience, prudence saved bridge
The Augusta Chronicle's recent editorial praise for the $15 million Saint Sebastian Way/Greene Street improvement project, which both spares the historic Butt Memorial Bridge and improves access to downtown, illustrates an interesting point about "unspent" SPLOST funds. Dayton Sherrouse, Augusta

Make redistricting much more equitable
I chuckled when I read the headline article "Redistricting map approved" (Oct. 1).

Politicians reflect racial views
In your Oct. 23 editorial, "We promise: no more negative editorials," the inference I draw is that you believe the problem with the Augusta Commission is that blacks are playing the race card, therefore, impeding the progress of the county. Grady Abrams, Martinez

Canal trails need SPLOST funding

Politicians reflect racial views
In your Oct. 23 editorial, "We promise: no more negative editorials," the inference I draw is that you believe the problem with the Augusta Commission is that blacks are playing the race card, therefore, impeding the progress of the county. Grady Abrams, Martinez

Resident, pastor disagree on TIF plan

Patience, prudence saved bridge
The Augusta Chronicle's recent editorial praise for the $15 million Saint Sebastian Way/Greene Street improvement project, which both spares the historic Butt Memorial Bridge and improves access to downtown, illustrates an interesting point about "unspent" SPLOST funds. Dayton Sherrouse, Augusta

Why Sonny Pittman should be elected

Patience, prudence saved bridge

Make redistricting much more equitable

Mrs. Mary Ancrum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lack of remorse was broad generalization
In the Oct. 16 edition of The Chronicle, on the Opinion page, an editorial was written titled " 'Sorry' seems to be the hardest word." Under the title were the words "In Augusta, being in public office means never having to say you messed up."

Foreign language quiz: French

Incarceration creates technological Rip Van Winkles

Health and fitness calendar

Review: A motley collection of Halloween games

DNA vaccines may offer defense against flu pandemic

Headset controls humans by remote-control

Do you remember your high school language lessons?

Seniors Calendar

Foreign language quiz: Spanish

Pluto has three moons, not one, Hubble images show

Techbits: Yahoo music, Web fears and more

Living briefs

Software promises to free iTunes music from iPods

Incarceration creates technological Rip Van Winkles
NEW YORK - When it comes to reading or arithmetic, Marvin Calvin is delighted to help his two children. He missed out on many of the duties of parenthood during a 10-year stretch in prison for armed robbery.

DNA vaccines may offer defense against flu pandemic
SAN FRANCISCO - The flu vaccine-making system that serves as the best available protection against a pandemic relies on millions of chicken eggs, takes nine months to produce each year's flu shots and has changed little since the 18th century.

Techbits: Yahoo music, Web fears and more
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. is doubling the price of its online music subscription service for portable MP3 players, ending a short-lived promotion that sought to lure consumers from Apple Computer Inc.'s market-leading iTunes store.

Do you remember your high school language lessons?
It's a lament as old as high school itself.

Headset controls humans by remote-control
ATSUGI, Japan - We wield remote controls to turn things on and off, make them advance, make them halt. Ground-bound pilots use remotes to fly drone airplanes, soldiers to maneuver battlefield robots.

Pluto has three moons, not one, Hubble images show
BALTIMORE - Pluto has three moons, not one, new images from the Hubble Space Telescope suggest.

Headset controls humans by remote-control
ATSUGI, Japan - We wield remote controls to turn things on and off, make them advance, make them halt. Ground-bound pilots use remotes to fly drone airplanes, soldiers to maneuver battlefield robots.

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

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta.

Foreign language quiz: French
Do you remember your high school language lessons?

Foreign language quiz: Spanish
Test your knowledge of Spanish. Select one answer per question, then click the "answers" button to see how well you did.

Foreign language quiz: French
Do you remember your high school language lessons?

Review: A motley collection of Halloween games
Halloween has long been an excuse to dress up, go door-to-door and beg for large quantities of candy. If you'd rather be horrified from the comfort of home, video games can provide a nerve-racking alternative to H.P. Lovecraft novels or slasher flicks starring Jason and a gang of hapless teenagers.

DNA vaccines may offer defense against flu pandemic
SAN FRANCISCO - The flu vaccine-making system that serves as the best available protection against a pandemic relies on millions of chicken eggs, takes nine months to produce each year's flu shots and has changed little since the 18th century.

Review: A motley collection of Halloween games
Halloween has long been an excuse to dress up, go door-to-door and beg for large quantities of candy. If you'd rather be horrified from the comfort of home, video games can provide a nerve-racking alternative to H.P. Lovecraft novels or slasher flicks starring Jason and a gang of hapless teenagers.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta.

Software promises to free iTunes music from iPods
NEW YORK - Sometimes, I feel as if I'm the only person out there without an iPod.

Do you remember your high school language lessons?
It's a lament as old as high school itself.

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

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to ryan.wehmeyer@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to ryan.wehmeyer@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Techbits: Yahoo music, Web fears and more
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. is doubling the price of its online music subscription service for portable MP3 players, ending a short-lived promotion that sought to lure consumers from Apple Computer Inc.'s market-leading iTunes store.

Pluto has three moons, not one, Hubble images show
BALTIMORE - Pluto has three moons, not one, new images from the Hubble Space Telescope suggest.

Incarceration creates technological Rip Van Winkles
NEW YORK - When it comes to reading or arithmetic, Marvin Calvin is delighted to help his two children. He missed out on many of the duties of parenthood during a 10-year stretch in prison for armed robbery.

Software promises to free iTunes music from iPods
NEW YORK - Sometimes, I feel as if I'm the only person out there without an iPod.

Foreign language quiz: French
Do you remember your high school language lessons?

Woman's body is found in horse camper
Authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was found inside her horse camper on the grounds of the Hippodrome Horse Complex on the Aiken-Augusta Highway this afternoon.

$93,000 grant will fight fire with cash
AIKEN - The Belvedere Fire Department is a volunteer force. Thirty-seven dedicated individuals provide fire protection for 15,000 residents. They stand ready to respond first to accident scenes in a seven-square-mile area that includes eight miles of Interstate 20.

Richland One school district faces lawsuits
COLUMBIA -- When Richland One's new superintendent started work in August, he found his schools defending nearly a dozen lawsuits.

Board doubles school grants

Utility's entertainment may have cost customers
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Gas Light Co. spent thousands of dollars on parties and other entertainment expenses that ended up on gas customers ' bills, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday.

Shaw's Creek to get makeover

Rants and Raves
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Correction

The week ahead
The event, put on by New Creation Christian Church, will be held at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3045 Deans Bridge Road. There will be pizza, soft drinks, cupcakes and candy. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information, call 481-0752.

Software update leaves lottery players ticketless

Utility's entertainment may have cost customers
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Gas Light Co. spent thousands of dollars on parties and other entertainment expenses that ended up on gas customers ' bills, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday.

News you can use

Howard leads field in campaign money
Robert Howard has collected nearly twice as much money as his next opponent in his bid for the Richmond County school board.

Copenhaver leads funding

Overtime

Airport examines ways to ax tax

Across the area

1,000 Augustans vote early

Owners of adult businesses face obscenity charges
ANDERSON, S.C. -- A grand jury has indicted four Anderson adult-oriented stores after a four-month police investigation.

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG - Police, acting on a 911 tip, captured a man facing a murder charge who escaped the previous day from the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center.

Neighborhood leader looks duty in the eye
At a recent mayoral forum sponsored by the East Augusta Neighborhood Association, interim Mayor Willie Mays took about five minutes to answer the first question from an audience member.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - Shouting that they were "the real police," two Savannah officers stepped in to break up a brawl in a downtown bar filled with Halloween revelers - many of whom were disguised as police officers - and came under attack.

Owners of adult businesses face obscenity charges
ANDERSON, S.C. -- A grand jury has indicted four Anderson adult-oriented stores after a four-month police investigation.

Across the area
A 41-year-old Grovetown woman told police that a man forced her to drive him to a location she didn't know and kept her captive, after which a friend of his raped her, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report states.

The fairest of them all
Linsey Boone (center) has been named 2005 Miss Georgia-Carolina State Fair.

Rants and Raves
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Trick or Trot

News you can use
Activities scheduled for today include:

The fairest of them all

Kid of the Day
Se'Quiva Ja'Brea Bryant is today's Kid of the Day.

Correction
- In an Across the Area item Sunday, the name of Darla Ann Gautreau, who reported a theft from St. Joseph Catholic Church, was misspelled.

Software update leaves lottery players ticketless
ATLANTA - A glitch caused by a "routine software update" knocked the state's lottery network offline early Monday, leaving customers and retailers unable to print or redeem tickets for the games.

Court will rule on whether group must provide records
COLUMBIA -- The state Supreme Court will hear arguments this week on whether South Carolina's open records law applies to the foundation set up to raise money for the Confederate submarine Hunley.

Correction
- In an Across the Area item Sunday, the name of Darla Ann Gautreau, who reported a theft from St. Joseph Catholic Church, was misspelled.

Howard leads field in campaign money

Trick or Trot
Owners with their trusty steeds parade into the Augusta Richmond County Civic Center for the NBHA's Trick-or-Trot Halloween costume contest last night.

Kid of the Day

Airport examines ways to ax tax
Rather than trying to alter state law, Augusta Regional Airport workers might simply try to get an exemption for Richmond County when it comes to repealing Georgia's aviation sales tax.

Political Rants and Raves
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Board doubles school grants
Seven Columbia County schools doubled their "free money" in October because of a recently enacted school board policy to match grants.

Kid of the day
Nadia Marie Johnson of Augusta is today's kid of the day.

Shaw's Creek to get makeover
AIKEN - Land along parts of Shaw's Creek, the city of Aiken's main water supply, will receive a makeover this spring paid for by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Clarks Hill group planning for future
The Clarks Hill Partnership of Georgia is now two weeks in existence, and officials involved say the group's planning for future efforts already is under way.

Aiken council to vote on tax deal on investment
AIKEN - Pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline is asking the Aiken County Council to approve a tax break on an intended $60 million investment at its plant in Verenes Industrial Park.

$93,000 grant will fight fire with cash
AIKEN - The Belvedere Fire Department is a volunteer force. Thirty-seven dedicated individuals provide fire protection for 15,000 residents. They stand ready to respond first to accident scenes in a seven-square-mile area that includes eight miles of Interstate 20.

Copenhaver leads funding
Augusta mayoral candidate Deke Copenhaver has received more campaign contributions than any of his three rivals, almost doubling the money received by Interim Mayor Willie Mays.

Wave of projects planned for post
If everything goes to plan, workers at Fort Gordon who make devices that ultimately help keep soldiers safe will have a new place to churn out fake M - 16s, roadside bombs and other items by this winter.

Howard leads field in campaign money
Robert Howard has collected nearly twice as much money as his next opponent in his bid for the Richmond County school board.

Richland One school district faces lawsuits
COLUMBIA -- When Richland One's new superintendent started work in August, he found his schools defending nearly a dozen lawsuits.

Woman found dead in horse camper
Authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was found inside her horse camper on the grounds of the Hippodrome Horse Complex on the Aiken-Augusta Highway on Monday afternoon.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The state Department of Public Safety is working with local law enforcement at checkpoints throughout the state on Halloween to prevent people from driving drunk.

University Hospital's firms seek longer lease
University Hospital's operating companies will take an early step today toward its $84.5 million renovation when they seek to extend their 40-year lease from Richmond County.

Bullet streaks past children in bedroom
An Augusta grandmother counts her blessings after a stray bullet pierced a bedroom wall where her grandchildren and daughter slept.

Leak in old oil tank creates big stink
State and federal emergency response teams were in Augusta on Monday after a leak was found in one of two abandoned waste oil tanks near the Savannah River.

Macon group makes third try at getting mayor out of office
MACON, Ga. -- Twice before, embattled Macon Mayor Jack Ellis withstood efforts by a group of Macon residents to recall him.

Augusta man's term cut after 7-year appeal
An Augusta man whose court appeal stagnated for nearly seven years got a second shot at justice Monday.

Across Georgia
STATESBORO - A Statesboro minister was charged with forging checks for the second time in about a year, police said.

1,000 Augustans vote early
Madge Page wanted to make sure her support for Deke Copenhaver for Augusta mayor and her opposition to the local sales tax package were noted early. Carolyn Dolen did, too, but for Helen Blocker-Adams and in favor of the $160 million tax package.

Across Georgia

CSRA Help's chief says mayor is lying
Woody Merry, who asked residents to call the mayor and commissioners in support of his Contract With Augusta, says government officials are lying about the response.

Rants and Raves
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Kid of the Day
Se'Quiva Ja'Brea Bryant is today's Kid of the Day.

Neighborhood leader looks duty in the eye
At a recent mayoral forum sponsored by the East Augusta Neighborhood Association, interim Mayor Willie Mays took about five minutes to answer the first question from an audience member.

Across the area
A 41-year-old Grovetown woman told police that a man forced her to drive him to a location she didn't know and kept her captive, after which a friend of his raped her, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report states.

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Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - Shouting that they were "the real police," two Savannah officers stepped in to break up a brawl in a downtown bar filled with Halloween revelers - many of whom were disguised as police officers - and came under attack.

Airport examines ways to ax tax
Rather than trying to alter state law, Augusta Regional Airport workers might simply try to get an exemption for Richmond County when it comes to repealing Georgia's aviation sales tax.

Key Medicaid change will affect few

Woman found dead in horse camper

Owners of adult businesses face obscenity charges

Aiken council to vote on tax deal on investment

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG - Police, acting on a 911 tip, captured a man facing a murder charge who escaped the previous day from the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center.

University Hospital's firms seek longer lease

Woman found dead in horse camper
Authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was found inside her horse camper on the grounds of the Hippodrome Horse Complex on the Aiken-Augusta Highway on Monday afternoon.

CSRA Help's chief says mayor is lying

Aiken council to vote on tax deal on investment
AIKEN - Pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline is asking the Aiken County Council to approve a tax break on an intended $60 million investment at its plant in Verenes Industrial Park.

Augusta man's term cut after 7-year appeal

Shaw's Creek to get makeover
AIKEN - Land along parts of Shaw's Creek, the city of Aiken's main water supply, will receive a makeover this spring paid for by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Key Medicaid change will affect few
COLUMBIA -- A key part of Gov. Mark Sanford's proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program might reach less than 1 percent of the more than 850,000 people enrolled in the program.

Software update leaves lottery players ticketless
ATLANTA - A glitch caused by a "routine software update" knocked the state's lottery network offline early Monday, leaving customers and retailers unable to print or redeem tickets for the games.

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Wave of projects planned for post

Wave of projects planned for post
If everything goes to plan, workers at Fort Gordon who make devices that ultimately help keep soldiers safe will have a new place to churn out fake M - 16s, roadside bombs and other items by this winter.

1,000 Augustans vote early
Madge Page wanted to make sure her support for Deke Copenhaver for Augusta mayor and her opposition to the local sales tax package were noted early. Carolyn Dolen did, too, but for Helen Blocker-Adams and in favor of the $160 million tax package.

Kid of the day
Nadia Marie Johnson of Augusta is today's kid of the day.

Leak in old oil tank creates big stink
State and federal emergency response teams were in Augusta on Monday after a leak was found in one of two abandoned waste oil tanks near the Savannah River.

The fairest of them all
Linsey Boone (center) has been named 2005 Miss Georgia-Carolina State Fair.

Five Questions with Michelle Hattman
Ms. Hattman says being dressed as a cat and fielding questions about monsters, masks and mermaids might seem unusual, but it's just a normal part of her workday.

Five Questions with Michelle Hattman
Ms. Hattman says being dressed as a cat and fielding questions about monsters, masks and mermaids might seem unusual, but it's just a normal part of her workday.

Augusta man's term cut after 7-year appeal
An Augusta man whose court appeal stagnated for nearly seven years got a second shot at justice Monday.

Wave of projects planned for post
If everything goes to plan, workers at Fort Gordon who make devices that ultimately help keep soldiers safe will have a new place to churn out fake M - 16s, roadside bombs and other items by this winter.

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Bullet streaks past children in bedroom
An Augusta grandmother counts her blessings after a stray bullet pierced a bedroom wall where her grandchildren and daughter slept.

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Wave of projects planned for post
If everything goes to plan, workers at Fort Gordon who make devices that ultimately help keep soldiers safe will have a new place to churn out fake M - 16s, roadside bombs and other items by this winter.

Trick or Trot
Owners with their trusty steeds parade into the Augusta Richmond County Civic Center for the NBHA's Trick-or-Trot Halloween costume contest last night.

The week ahead
The event, put on by New Creation Christian Church, will be held at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3045 Deans Bridge Road. There will be pizza, soft drinks, cupcakes and candy. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information, call 481-0752.

Clarks Hill group planning for future

Key Medicaid change will affect few
COLUMBIA -- A key part of Gov. Mark Sanford's proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program might reach less than 1 percent of the more than 850,000 people enrolled in the program.

Court will rule on whether group must provide records

Court will rule on whether group must provide records
COLUMBIA -- The state Supreme Court will hear arguments this week on whether South Carolina's open records law applies to the foundation set up to raise money for the Confederate submarine Hunley.

Kid of the day

Macon group makes third try at getting mayor out of office
MACON, Ga. -- Twice before, embattled Macon Mayor Jack Ellis withstood efforts by a group of Macon residents to recall him.

Neighborhood leader looks duty in the eye

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Authorities in Aiken County are looking for four men they say robbed a group of men at gunpoint in Beech Island on Saturday night.

Macon group makes third try at getting mayor out of office

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Copenhaver leads funding
Augusta mayoral candidate Deke Copenhaver has received more campaign contributions than any of his three rivals, almost doubling the money received by Interim Mayor Willie Mays.

Clarks Hill group planning for future
The Clarks Hill Partnership of Georgia is now two weeks in existence, and officials involved say the group's planning for future efforts already is under way.

Leaking tank odor is here for a while

Owners of adult businesses face obscenity charges
ANDERSON, S.C. -- A grand jury has indicted four Anderson adult-oriented stores after a four-month police investigation.

St. Joseph CEO joins University Hospital
The CEO of St. Joseph Hospital will be joining a rival Augusta health care organization as St. Joseph moves forward on its sale.

Across the area
Authorities in Aiken County are looking for four men they say robbed a group of men at gunpoint in Beech Island on Saturday night.

CSRA Help's chief says mayor is lying
Woody Merry, who asked residents to call the mayor and commissioners in support of his Contract With Augusta, says government officials are lying about the response.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The state Department of Public Safety is working with local law enforcement at checkpoints throughout the state on Halloween to prevent people from driving drunk.

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Board doubles school grants
Seven Columbia County schools doubled their "free money" in October because of a recently enacted school board policy to match grants.

$93,000 grant will fight fire with cash

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Utility's entertainment may have cost customers

Richland One school district faces lawsuits

The week ahead

University Hospital's firms seek longer lease
University Hospital's operating companies will take an early step today toward its $84.5 million renovation when they seek to extend their 40-year lease from Richmond County.

Bullet streaks past children in bedroom

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Leak in old oil tank creates big stink

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STATESBORO - A Statesboro minister was charged with forging checks for the second time in about a year, police said.

Ghosts, goblins pale to real-life frights
Any day that encourages adults - overworked, exhausted, stressed-out grown-ups - to let their hair down and party like children should be a federal holiday. Halloween is one such occasion.

Ghosts, goblins pale to real-life frights
Any day that encourages adults - overworked, exhausted, stressed-out grown-ups - to let their hair down and party like children should be a federal holiday. Halloween is one such occasion.

Director opposes quick DVD releases
LOS ANGELES - M. Night Shyamalan says a move to eliminate the window between a film's theatrical release and its debut on video would diminish the artistic integrity of moviemaking.

Utah could be a wholesome Hollywood
OREM, Utah - After almost five years of making movies for Mormons, the group of filmmakers who were part of the genre's most prolific production studio are branching out with projects that leave the church jokes behind with the hopes of engaging a broader audience.

'Saw II' is tops at the box office
LOS ANGELES - Horror swung a sharper blade than Zorro at the box office.

Utah could be a wholesome Hollywood
OREM, Utah - After almost five years of making movies for Mormons, the group of filmmakers who were part of the genre's most prolific production studio are branching out with projects that leave the church jokes behind with the hopes of engaging a broader audience.

Director opposes quick DVD releases
LOS ANGELES - M. Night Shyamalan says a move to eliminate the window between a film's theatrical release and its debut on video would diminish the artistic integrity of moviemaking.

'Saw II' is tops at the box office
LOS ANGELES - Horror swung a sharper blade than Zorro at the box office.

Former Phish leader takes different direction
Phish fans turned off by the group's last album "Undermind" may want to steer clear of "Shine," lead guitarist Trey Anastasio's first solo effort since the breakup of the band.

Former Phish leader takes different direction

Former Phish leader takes different direction
Phish fans turned off by the group's last album "Undermind" may want to steer clear of "Shine," lead guitarist Trey Anastasio's first solo effort since the breakup of the band.

Edwards gets Atlanta sweep and tightens Chase
HAMPTON, Ga. - Carl Edwards completed a sweep of the NASCAR Nextel Cup races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and made up some ground in the Chase for the championship.

Solid finish gives Stewart breathing room in Chase
HAMPTON, Ga. - Tony Stewart's run toward the Nextel Cup points championship is beginning to resemble a creep.

Edwards gets Atlanta sweep and tightens Chase
HAMPTON, Ga. - Carl Edwards completed a sweep of the NASCAR Nextel Cup races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and made up some ground in the Chase for the championship.

Solid finish gives Stewart breathing room in Chase

3 Chase contenders knocked out by misfortune
HAMPTON, Ga. - When two cars wrecked in front of Rusty Wallace, any hopes of closing his brilliant career as a NASCAR champion were wiped out.

Edwards gets Atlanta sweep and tightens Chase

Solid finish gives Stewart breathing room in Chase
HAMPTON, Ga. - Tony Stewart's run toward the Nextel Cup points championship is beginning to resemble a creep.

3 Chase contenders knocked out by misfortune
HAMPTON, Ga. - When two cars wrecked in front of Rusty Wallace, any hopes of closing his brilliant career as a NASCAR champion were wiped out.

3 Chase contenders knocked out by misfortune

Johnson ready to be Hawks point guard
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson faces quite a burden after the Atlanta Hawks did almost everything in their power to get him.

Hawks hope Williams can help now

Hawks hope Williams can help now
ATLANTA - Marvin Williams, only 19, has much to learn as he enters his first NBA season.

Johnson ready to be Hawks point guard
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson faces quite a burden after the Atlanta Hawks did almost everything in their power to get him.

Hawks hope Williams can help now
ATLANTA - Marvin Williams, only 19, has much to learn as he enters his first NBA season.

Johnson ready to be Hawks point guard

Illini ready to put title loss behind them
CHICAGO - The loss still lingers in Dee Brown's mind, and he doesn't expect it to go away.

Illini ready to put title loss behind them
CHICAGO - The loss still lingers in Dee Brown's mind, and he doesn't expect it to go away.

Vick's lonely receivers hope for opportunities

Bengals in position to end 14-year streak

Missed opportunities sink Jaguars

Falcons' defense bolstered by youth

Panthers humiliate Vikings

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Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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Mr. Charles R. Sprowls    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Fredrick Whitesell, III    (DULUTH, Ga.)

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Mrs. Lynne G. Newman    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Brinson Sturgis    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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NBHA Championship list (201-400)

Overtime

Museum will celebrate 'The Greatest'

NBHA Championship list (401-600)

NBHA Championship list (1-200)

Blake cruises to next round at Paris Masters

Riders seek respite from chaos of hurricane

NBHA Championship list (801-939)

Clijsters wins in home country

NBHA Championship list (601-800)

New York prepares for the 2005 Marathon

NBHA Championships Sweepstakes

Roddick surges to Lyon crown

New York prepares for the 2005 Marathon
NEW YORK - It all starts at the world's longest urinal and ends at a tavern.

Museum will celebrate 'The Greatest'
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The relationship between Louisville and native son Muhammad Ali always comes back to a story of the brash Olympic boxing champ, then known as Cassius Clay, tossing his 1960 gold medal into the Ohio River in disgust over entrenched racism.

Roddick surges to Lyon crown
LYON, France - Top-seeded Andy Roddick beat France's Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2 Sunday to win the Lyon Grand Prix, completing the tournament without dropping serve.

Overtime
In Hasselt, Belgium, Kim Clijsters won before a home crowd for her ninth title this year, defeating Italy's Francesca Schiavone, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday, in the Gaz de France Stars final.

Roddick surges to Lyon crown
LYON, France - Top-seeded Andy Roddick beat France's Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2 Sunday to win the Lyon Grand Prix, completing the tournament without dropping serve.

Blake cruises to next round at Paris Masters
PARIS - James Blake eased into the second round of the Paris Masters on Monday, beating Olivier Rochus 6-4, 6-3.

New York prepares for the 2005 Marathon
NEW YORK - It all starts at the world's longest urinal and ends at a tavern.

NBHA Championship list (201-400)
201, Darryl Edge, Barnesville, GA, Blitz A Blazing

Clijsters wins in home country
HASSELT, Belgium - Kim Clijsters won before a home crowd for her ninth title this year, defeating Italy's Francesca Schiavone 6-2, 6-3 Sunday in the Gaz de France Stars final.

NBHA Championship list (401-600)
401, Shelia Lawrence, St Clair, MO, Vans Lucky Dunit

Overtime
In Hasselt, Belgium, Kim Clijsters won before a home crowd for her ninth title this year, defeating Italy's Francesca Schiavone, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday, in the Gaz de France Stars final.

Overtime
In Boston, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein resigned Monday, a stunning move that surprised the baseball world one year after he helped build Boston's first World Series championship team since 1918.

Clijsters wins in home country
HASSELT, Belgium - Kim Clijsters won before a home crowd for her ninth title this year, defeating Italy's Francesca Schiavone 6-2, 6-3 Sunday in the Gaz de France Stars final.

NBHA Championships Sweepstakes
14.381-Sally Kuipers, Byron Center, MI, To Pretty To Dance, $3,089.00

NBHA Championship list (1-200)
1, Maxine Watson, Watford, CA, Blaze N Four Socks

Museum will celebrate 'The Greatest'
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The relationship between Louisville and native son Muhammad Ali always comes back to a story of the brash Olympic boxing champ, then known as Cassius Clay, tossing his 1960 gold medal into the Ohio River in disgust over entrenched racism.

Blake cruises to next round at Paris Masters
PARIS - James Blake eased into the second round of the Paris Masters on Monday, beating Olivier Rochus 6-4, 6-3.

NBHA Championship list (201-400)
201, Darryl Edge, Barnesville, GA, Blitz A Blazing

NBHA Championships Sweepstakes
14.381-Sally Kuipers, Byron Center, MI, To Pretty To Dance, $3,089.00

NBHA Championship list (401-600)
401, Shelia Lawrence, St Clair, MO, Vans Lucky Dunit

NBHA Championship list (801-939)
801, Tammy Jordan, Jacksonville, FL, Cisco

NBHA Championships Sweepstakes
14.381-Sally Kuipers, Byron Center, MI, To Pretty To Dance, $3,089.00

NBHA Championship list (601-800)
601, David Hodgdon, Alton, ME, Bad Bull Monday

Riders seek respite from chaos of hurricane
Kay Loup had Augusta on her mind all year. No way she was going to back out of the National Barrel Horse Association World Championships.

NBHA Championship list (401-600)
401, Shelia Lawrence, St Clair, MO, Vans Lucky Dunit

Riders seek respite from chaos of hurricane
Kay Loup had Augusta on her mind all year. No way she was going to back out of the National Barrel Horse Association World Championships.

NBHA Championship list (201-400)
201, Darryl Edge, Barnesville, GA, Blitz A Blazing

Overtime
In Boston, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein resigned Monday, a stunning move that surprised the baseball world one year after he helped build Boston's first World Series championship team since 1918.

Vick's lonely receivers hope for opportunities
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.

Missed opportunities sink Jaguars
ST. LOUIS - A career day for Steven Jackson and another big finish from the defense helped the St. Louis Rams win again without their coach and most of their star players.

Missed opportunities sink Jaguars
ST. LOUIS - A career day for Steven Jackson and another big finish from the defense helped the St. Louis Rams win again without their coach and most of their star players.

Bengals in position to end 14-year streak
CINCINNATI - Halfway home, the Bengals are poised to break one of the NFL's most enduring streaks. Just don't mention it, please.

Panthers humiliate Vikings
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Fred Smoot opened pregame warmups by spewing a steady stream of trash talk straight at receiver Steve Smith.

Falcons' defense bolstered by youth
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - In his second season as head coach of the Falcons, Jim Mora looked at his defense Monday and saw seven young players who already have made big contributions this season.

Vick's lonely receivers hope for opportunities
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.

Falcons' defense bolstered by youth
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - In his second season as head coach of the Falcons, Jim Mora looked at his defense Monday and saw seven young players who already have made big contributions this season.

Bengals in position to end 14-year streak
CINCINNATI - Halfway home, the Bengals are poised to break one of the NFL's most enduring streaks. Just don't mention it, please.

Panthers humiliate Vikings
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Fred Smoot opened pregame warmups by spewing a steady stream of trash talk straight at receiver Steve Smith.

United Methodist judicial council defrocks gay minister
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The highest court within the United Methodist Church defrocked a lesbian minister Monday for violating the denomination's ban on "self-avowed, practicing homosexual" clergy.

United Methodist judicial council defrocks gay minister
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The highest court within the United Methodist Church defrocked a lesbian minister Monday for violating the denomination's ban on "self-avowed, practicing homosexual" clergy.

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

'Dancing With the Stars' returning in January
LOS ANGELES - "Dancing With the Stars," a summertime hit for ABC, will return for an eight-week run in January.

These paranormal dramas to are fun to watch

Geraldo Rivera makes his return to daily TV
EDGEWATER, N.J. - Geraldo Rivera is returning to daily syndicated television, but not to the world of flying chairs, broken noses and transvestite makeovers.

'Dancing With the Stars' returning in January

'Dancing With the Stars' returning in January
LOS ANGELES - "Dancing With the Stars," a summertime hit for ABC, will return for an eight-week run in January.

Geraldo Rivera makes his return to daily TV
EDGEWATER, N.J. - Geraldo Rivera is returning to daily syndicated television, but not to the world of flying chairs, broken noses and transvestite makeovers.

Geraldo Rivera makes his return to daily TV

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

People in the News

People in the News

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No Shockley, no offense at Georgia

No Shockley, no offense at Georgia
There's no longer a need for Georgia to be wishing and hoping for Southern California, Texas or Virginia Tech to slip in this season's homestretch.

No Shockley, no offense at Georgia
There's no longer a need for Georgia to be wishing and hoping for Southern California, Texas or Virginia Tech to slip in this season's homestretch.

No Shockley, no offense at Georgia
There's no longer a need for Georgia to be wishing and hoping for Southern California, Texas or Virginia Tech to slip in this season's homestretch.

Spurrier can still torment Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - During a 10-year period there was no greater rivalry in college football than when Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators lined up against Phillip Fulmer's Tennessee Volunteers.

Tennessean prepares to become Gamecock

Tennessean prepares to become Gamecock
MARYVILLE, Tenn. - For now, Cade Thompson says it's enough to help coach Steve Spurrier signal plays from the sidelines to South Carolina quarterback Blake Mitchell.

Tennessean prepares to become Gamecock
MARYVILLE, Tenn. - For now, Cade Thompson says it's enough to help coach Steve Spurrier signal plays from the sidelines to South Carolina quarterback Blake Mitchell.

Spurrier can still torment Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - During a 10-year period there was no greater rivalry in college football than when Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators lined up against Phillip Fulmer's Tennessee Volunteers.

Spurrier can still torment Tennessee

Xtreme calendar
FAIRLY INTO THE NIGHT: The Georgia-Carolina State Fair continues through Sunday at the Hale Street Fairgrounds. See Dr. Travis Fox, a hypnotist, or check out karaoke and the rides.

How do you say ...
These days, taking a foreign language means more than a chance to make crepes in French class or order lunch en espaol at a Mexican restaurant.

Question of the week

Some take Halloween too seriously

Members of jazz band learn more than music
Music and a mentor: That's what gets the students of the Augusta State University Conservatory Jazz Band up on Saturday mornings.

How do you say ...

Members of jazz band learn more than music

My style
THE TEENS: Tamara Samuels (left), 14, a freshman at A.R. Johnson Heath Science and Engineering Magnet School, and Gabby Cabrera, 14, a freshman at Academy of Richmond County

Youth group gets good look at devastation from Katrina
Instead of sleeping in, vegging out in front of the television or catching up on school projects, members of Mosaic United Methodist Church in Evans spent their fall break picking up debris, putting up fences and removing mold from homes flooded by Hurricane Katrina.

Question of the week
What did you do for Halloween?

Some take Halloween too seriously
So you spent the weekend partying, maybe even trick-or-treating or watching some scary movies. Did you have fun?

Xtreme calendar
FAIRLY INTO THE NIGHT: The Georgia-Carolina State Fair continues through Sunday at the Hale Street Fairgrounds. See Dr. Travis Fox, a hypnotist, or check out karaoke and the rides.

My style
THE TEENS: Tamara Samuels (left), 14, a freshman at A.R. Johnson Heath Science and Engineering Magnet School, and Gabby Cabrera, 14, a freshman at Academy of Richmond County

How do you say ...
These days, taking a foreign language means more than a chance to make crepes in French class or order lunch en espaol at a Mexican restaurant.

Girl can decide whether age difference is at issue

Members of jazz band learn more than music
Music and a mentor: That's what gets the students of the Augusta State University Conservatory Jazz Band up on Saturday mornings.

Youth group gets good look at devastation from Katrina

Question of the week
What did you do for Halloween?

My style

Girl can decide whether age difference is at issue
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I just met this boy not too long ago, and I like him and he likes me, but he just turned 17 in June and I'm 15 but will be 16 in December. My cousins think that he's too old for me, but he's only one year older than me and I don't see nothing wrong with it. He's nice, very sweet and outgoing. Is it wrong for me to stay with him or should I just take my cousins' advice and just move on?

Xtreme calendar

Girl can decide whether age difference is at issue
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I just met this boy not too long ago, and I like him and he likes me, but he just turned 17 in June and I'm 15 but will be 16 in December. My cousins think that he's too old for me, but he's only one year older than me and I don't see nothing wrong with it. He's nice, very sweet and outgoing. Is it wrong for me to stay with him or should I just take my cousins' advice and just move on?

Some take Halloween too seriously
So you spent the weekend partying, maybe even trick-or-treating or watching some scary movies. Did you have fun?

Youth group gets good look at devastation from Katrina
Instead of sleeping in, vegging out in front of the television or catching up on school projects, members of Mosaic United Methodist Church in Evans spent their fall break picking up debris, putting up fences and removing mold from homes flooded by Hurricane Katrina.

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