Theater productions take center stage at USC Aiken
A collegiate theater festival and a separate statewide theater convention make for one busy week at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Pet of the week
Stella, a 1-year-old Labrador and chow mix, is loving and playful. All Save the Animals Rescue Society pets are crate-trained and housebroken, spayed or neutered, on heartworm preventative medication and have had all shots. For more information call (706) 592-4158.

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

Lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

Upcoming events
The Town and Country Club Meeting: 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. meeting; Thursday; the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; members are asked to bring homemade or purchased gifts, baked goods, crafts, floral arrangements, artwork and needlework; 649-9166

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Oct. 19-21. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Across the river
GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Through Sunday; Hale Street Fairgrounds; entertainment will include a sea lion show, hypnotist Travis Fox, Georgia-Carolina Clogging; Family Life exhibits include art, china painting, models, needlework, home crafts and youth photography.

Lookaway Hall towers over North Augusta
North Augusta will celebrate its first 100 years as an incorporated community in 2006. Lookaway Hall, which was built around 1895, has been the focal point of the city for more than a century, though.

Library events
HORSECREEK PRESENTATION: 5 p.m. Thursday; local American Indian history and culture by the Horsecreek Indian Heritage Association; first grades and up

Around the block
Horsecreek Indian Heritage Association will give a presentation on local American Indian culture and history at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St., SW, Aiken, for grades one and up. Call 642-2022

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Oct. 19-21. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

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

North Augusta fans show support for football team
The North Augusta Yellow Jacket faithful lined up along Georgia Avenue on Sunday afternoon to kick off homecoming week with the annual homecoming parade.

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

Lookaway Hall towers over North Augusta
North Augusta will celebrate its first 100 years as an incorporated community in 2006. Lookaway Hall, which was built around 1895, has been the focal point of the city for more than a century, though.

Reunions
AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL 1975: Seeking classmates for a 30-year reunion Friday, Nov. 25; contact Beverly Adams, (803) 648-3714

Reunions
AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL 1975: Seeking classmates for a 30-year reunion Friday, Nov. 25; contact Beverly Adams, (803) 648-3714

Library events
HORSECREEK PRESENTATION: 5 p.m. Thursday; local American Indian history and culture by the Horsecreek Indian Heritage Association; first grades and up

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

Events
MODOC 100: Friday-Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m. Friday, grandstand and tailgate open at 5 p.m., racing begins at 7 p.m.; Saturday, pit gates open at 2 p.m.

Events
MODOC 100: Friday-Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m. Friday, grandstand and tailgate open at 5 p.m., racing begins at 7 p.m.; Saturday, pit gates open at 2 p.m.

Upcoming events
The Town and Country Club Meeting: 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. meeting; Thursday; the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; members are asked to bring homemade or purchased gifts, baked goods, crafts, floral arrangements, artwork and needlework; 649-9166

Across the river
GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Through Sunday; Hale Street Fairgrounds; entertainment will include a sea lion show, hypnotist Travis Fox, Georgia-Carolina Clogging; Family Life exhibits include art, china painting, models, needlework, home crafts and youth photography.

Clinic touts benefits of its animal services
It takes less than five minutes to neuter a male cat. Neutering a dog or spaying a cat takes about 15 minutes. Spaying a dog generally takes from 20 minutes to one hour.

Around the block
Horsecreek Indian Heritage Association will give a presentation on local American Indian culture and history at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St., SW, Aiken, for grades one and up. Call 642-2022

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

North Augusta volleyball team achieves a goal
It wasn't the state title, but the North Augusta Lady Yellow Jacket volleyball team achieved its goal for the season.

Pet of the week
Stella, a 1-year-old Labrador and chow mix, is loving and playful. All Save the Animals Rescue Society pets are crate-trained and housebroken, spayed or neutered, on heartworm preventative medication and have had all shots. For more information call (706) 592-4158.

Sixteen advance in latest Kids Count drawing
William Caudill, 5, and his grandmother, Susan Norvell, waited nervously to see whether William would make it to the next round in The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing for children 4-8, held Friday at Ashley Furniture Home Storesy.

North Augusta volleyball team achieves a goal
It wasn't the state title, but the North Augusta Lady Yellow Jacket volleyball team achieved its goal for the season.

Clinic touts benefits of its animal services
It takes less than five minutes to neuter a male cat. Neutering a dog or spaying a cat takes about 15 minutes. Spaying a dog generally takes from 20 minutes to one hour.

North Augusta volleyball team achieves a goal
It wasn't the state title, but the North Augusta Lady Yellow Jacket volleyball team achieved its goal for the season.

Theater productions take center stage at USC Aiken
A collegiate theater festival and a separate statewide theater convention make for one busy week at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

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

Lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

Sixteen advance in latest Kids Count drawing
William Caudill, 5, and his grandmother, Susan Norvell, waited nervously to see whether William would make it to the next round in The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing for children 4-8, held Friday at Ashley Furniture Home Storesy.

Mrs. Jane Clark (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. William Burke, Sr. (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

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.

Epstein walks away from Red Sox

Get more time - borrow from future

PCS hunts profit via purity
Augusta's PCS Nitrogen will be manufacturing a one-of-a-kind project once it caps off its $20 million plant expansion next year.

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

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.

Rate commission approves 2-cent postage rate increase
WASHINGTON - A 2-cent boost in the price of a postage stamp was approved Tuesday by the independent Postal Rate Commission.

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.

Fed boosts key interest rate again
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, still concerned about inflation, raised a key interest rate on Tuesday to the highest level in more than four years and signaled more increases are likely.

Tax-cut blundering spells doom

Microsoft ventures into online services
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced online enhancements to its Windows operating system and other popular software programs, hoping to defuse a growing threat from Google Inc. and other fast-moving challengers.

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.

Interest rate is boosted by Fed
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, still concerned about inflation, raised a key interest rate Tuesday to the highest level in more than four years and signaled more increases are likely.

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

Convention business struggles in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - If anything demonstrates the post-Hurricane Katrina challenge in getting New Orleans' multibillion-dollar convention business going again, it's the dilemma faced by the Bourbon House seafood restaurant in the French Quarter.

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.

PCS hunts profit via purity
Augusta's PCS Nitrogen will be manufacturing a one-of-a-kind project once it caps off its $20 million plant expansion next year.

Fed boosts key interest rate again

Income, spending reverse declines

Utility connects to downtown

At 50, Tylenol brand gaining steam on safety image

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.

Air carrier's losses escalate

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.

PCS hunts profit via purity

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

Convention business struggles in New Orleans

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.

Microsoft ventures into online services
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced online enhancements to its Windows operating system and other popular software programs, hoping to defuse a growing threat from Google Inc. and other fast-moving challengers.

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.

Convention business struggles in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - If anything demonstrates the post-Hurricane Katrina challenge in getting New Orleans' multibillion-dollar convention business going again, it's the dilemma faced by the Bourbon House seafood restaurant in the French Quarter.

Interest rate is boosted by Fed
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, still concerned about inflation, raised a key interest rate Tuesday to the highest level in more than four years and signaled more increases are likely.

Rate commission approves 2-cent postage rate increase
WASHINGTON - A 2-cent boost in the price of a postage stamp was approved Tuesday by the independent Postal Rate Commission.

Rate commission approves 2-cent postage rate increase

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

Fed boosts key interest rate again
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, still concerned about inflation, raised a key interest rate on Tuesday to the highest level in more than four years and signaled more increases are likely.

FCC approves phone mergers

Microsoft ventures into online services

Interest rate is boosted by Fed

Month ends better on acquisitions, spending

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 2, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 2, 2005.

Clemson QB might not start vs. Duke
CLEMSON, S.C. - Charlie Whitehurst's sore throwing shoulder could end his 37-game streak as Clemson's starting quarterback.

Clemson QB might not start vs. Duke
CLEMSON, S.C. - Charlie Whitehurst's sore throwing shoulder could end his 37-game streak as Clemson's starting quarterback.

Clemson QB might not start vs. Duke

Alabama's defenders still not content
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama's defense has allowed one touchdown and 19 points in the past four games.

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

Alabama's defenders still not content
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama's defense has allowed one touchdown and 19 points in the past four games.

Strong still has Bulldogs' number

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.

Strong still has Bulldogs' number
Reviewing and previewing college football

Mrs. Connie Steed Thornton (JACKSON, S.C.)

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.

Auburn's defense not missing a beat

Alabama's defenders still not content

Strong still has Bulldogs' number
Reviewing and previewing college football

Morris out for Kentucky exhibition opener

Lecturing the wrong people
British newspapers report that one reason Prince Charles and his new wife, Camilla, are visiting America is so he can persuade President Bush and, hopefully, the rest of the United States to be more tolerant of Muslims.

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.

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.

Lecturing the wrong people
British newspapers report that one reason Prince Charles and his new wife, Camilla, are visiting America is so he can persuade President Bush and, hopefully, the rest of the United States to be more tolerant of Muslims.

The best hope for change
She didn't have the name recognition - until now. She doesn't have the most money - by far. And maybe, as a relative political newcomer and a dark horse candidate, she wasn't the most facile choice.

Noise rule change linked to dragway

A qualified nominee

The best hope for change

The best hope for change
She didn't have the name recognition - until now. She doesn't have the most money - by far. And maybe, as a relative political newcomer and a dark horse candidate, she wasn't the most facile choice.

Don't let this TIF out of the box

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.

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.

Lecturing the wrong people

The top five
The top five entertainment list.

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.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Tom Cruise, Teri Hatcher and Kanye West are among the names on Barbara Walters' list of the 10 most fascinating people of 2005.

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."

Rubio is People en Espanol's 'Star of the Year'
NEW YORK - Paulina Rubio, already known as "the golden girl," has been named "Star of the Year" by People en Espanol.

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.

Rubio is People en Espanol's 'Star of the Year'
NEW YORK - Paulina Rubio, already known as "the golden girl," has been named "Star of the Year" by People en Espanol.

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."

Baldwin accuses ex-wife of turning daughter against him
LOS ANGELES - Alec Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Basinger traded personal jabs through their lawyers, with each claiming amid a custody dispute that the other has serious emotional problems.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Tom Cruise, Teri Hatcher and Kanye West are among the names on Barbara Walters' list of the 10 most fascinating people of 2005.

The top five
The top five entertainment list.

Baldwin accuses ex-wife of turning daughter against him
LOS ANGELES - Alec Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Basinger traded personal jabs through their lawyers, with each claiming amid a custody dispute that the other has serious emotional problems.

Retirement account gives workers a new option

Editorial clearly trashed seniors

Final recommendations for rewriting tax laws delivered

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.

Final recommendations for rewriting tax laws delivered
WASHINGTON - Chosen to find a simpler way to tax the nation, a presidential panel is set to recommend two designs that would rewrite virtually every tax law for individuals and businesses.

Manager of Fidelity's lagging Magellan Fund retires

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.

Final recommendations for rewriting tax laws delivered
WASHINGTON - Chosen to find a simpler way to tax the nation, a presidential panel is set to recommend two designs that would rewrite virtually every tax law for individuals and businesses.

Retirement account gives workers a new option
WASHINGTON - Employees next year could be offered the opportunity to stash away some of their retirement savings in a new type of account that may reduce their taxes in the long-run.

Retirement account gives workers a new option
WASHINGTON - Employees next year could be offered the opportunity to stash away some of their retirement savings in a new type of account that may reduce their taxes in the long-run.

Low-fat Burgundy beef and vegetable stew recipe
This Burgundy beef and vegetable stew is a version of a classic, nourishing dish with a long history of feeding and warming diners. If you've always imagined that it must be loaded with fat and calories to correspond to its rich taste, take a closer look at the nutrition analysis of this recipe - which is interestingly low in fat.

Chicken dish is very quick

The latest vegetarian cookbooks
CONCORD, N.H. - Vegetarian cookbooks seem to come in dribs and drabs.

Small bites
NEW YORK - The exalted judges of fine European cuisine have been working undercover on this side of the Atlantic, and the results of their secret investigations are being revealed in the debut edition of the "Michelin Guide New York City," due out Nov. 1.

Apple-almond squares are a versatile treat
This recipe makes a great standby cake to cut up into handy squares, but its taste will ensure it isn't eaten only out of need or convenience.

Chicken dish is very quick
A crunchy, nutty coating gives this chicken dish an interesting bite. It also suggests the cook has been toiling away in the kitchen fixing a special-presentation number, which is put on the table with a stylish salsa.

Stuffed pork with a Middle Eastern flavor
It's always fun to set something a bit out of the ordinary on the table for dinner, whether it's for guests or whether it's a family meal.

Stuffed pork with a Middle Eastern flavor
It's always fun to set something a bit out of the ordinary on the table for dinner, whether it's for guests or whether it's a family meal.

Low-fat Burgundy beef and vegetable stew recipe

Chicken dish is very quick
A crunchy, nutty coating gives this chicken dish an interesting bite. It also suggests the cook has been toiling away in the kitchen fixing a special-presentation number, which is put on the table with a stylish salsa.

Pumpkin bisque stirs up the spirit of the season
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Pumpkins are like the mascots of autumn. "Dressed" in orange-toned uniforms of varying shapes and sizes, their arrival at stores, farm stands and front porches evokes the spirit of the season, year after year.

Low-fat Burgundy beef and vegetable stew recipe
This Burgundy beef and vegetable stew is a version of a classic, nourishing dish with a long history of feeding and warming diners. If you've always imagined that it must be loaded with fat and calories to correspond to its rich taste, take a closer look at the nutrition analysis of this recipe - which is interestingly low in fat.

Apple-almond squares are a versatile treat
This recipe makes a great standby cake to cut up into handy squares, but its taste will ensure it isn't eaten only out of need or convenience.

The latest vegetarian cookbooks
CONCORD, N.H. - Vegetarian cookbooks seem to come in dribs and drabs.

Apple-almond squares are a versatile treat

Small bites

Small bites
NEW YORK - The exalted judges of fine European cuisine have been working undercover on this side of the Atlantic, and the results of their secret investigations are being revealed in the debut edition of the "Michelin Guide New York City," due out Nov. 1.

The latest vegetarian cookbooks

Pumpkin bisque stirs up the spirit of the season
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Pumpkins are like the mascots of autumn. "Dressed" in orange-toned uniforms of varying shapes and sizes, their arrival at stores, farm stands and front porches evokes the spirit of the season, year after year.

Pumpkin bisque stirs up the spirit of the season

Stuffed pork with a Middle Eastern flavor

Ga. Tech close to bowl consideration
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has one of the nation's longest bowl streaks. OK, so some of those games don't exist anymore - anyone remember the Seattle Bowl? - but it's still a source of pride to the Yellow Jackets.

Ga. Tech close to bowl consideration
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has one of the nation's longest bowl streaks. OK, so some of those games don't exist anymore - anyone remember the Seattle Bowl? - but it's still a source of pride to the Yellow Jackets.

Ga. Tech close to bowl consideration

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.

Belle Meade sparkles again

Upcoming Events

Belle Meade sparkles again
THOMSON - At first glance, it appears to be a classic contradiction: Belle Meade Country Club added 130 yards to its semiprivate golf course during a renovation, yet the course plays easier.

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.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Playoff golf? PGA eyes change

Belle Meade sparkles again
THOMSON - At first glance, it appears to be a classic contradiction: Belle Meade Country Club added 130 yards to its semiprivate golf course during a renovation, yet the course plays easier.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Thomson offense keeps on rolling

Prep Football Power Poll

Mrs. Betty Watkins (HARLEM, Ga.)

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.

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.

Spaghetti soup has flavor of regular pasta
Comfort food often means long and labor-intensive kitchen sessions, but it doesn't have to.

Spaghetti soup has flavor of regular pasta
Comfort food often means long and labor-intensive kitchen sessions, but it doesn't have to.

Spaghetti soup has flavor of regular pasta

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.

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

Canal trails need SPLOST funding

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

Make redistricting much more equitable

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

Lack of remorse was broad generalization

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.

Editorial clearly trashed seniors
I read your Oct. 22 editorial "Bad idea on trash" with great dismay. Not only did you libel senior citizens, but you also left the impression that all citizens in the county are paying for the services that they now receive.Linda Burris, Augusta

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."

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.

Tax-cut blundering spells doom
Last spring, our Republican Congress passed a budget and tax blueprint calling for three major changes: $35 billion in cuts to vital national services; $70 billion in new tax cuts to the wealthiest 2 percent in this country; and an additional $35 billion tacked onto the federal deficit.Dan M. Thompson, 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.

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

Why Sonny Pittman should be elected

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

Flawed Medicare system puts major crimp in sustaining health care

Calendar, funding should be local decisions, board says

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

Neighbors endorse Copenhaver for mayor

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

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

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.

If SPLOST loses, Augustans will pay

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

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."

Tax-cut blundering spells doom
Last spring, our Republican Congress passed a budget and tax blueprint calling for three major changes: $35 billion in cuts to vital national services; $70 billion in new tax cuts to the wealthiest 2 percent in this country; and an additional $35 billion tacked onto the federal deficit.Dan M. Thompson, Augusta

Editorial clearly trashed seniors
I read your Oct. 22 editorial "Bad idea on trash" with great dismay. Not only did you libel senior citizens, but you also left the impression that all citizens in the county are paying for the services that they now receive.Linda Burris, Augusta

Resident, pastor disagree on TIF plan

Foreign language quiz: Spanish

Bush outlines strategy to prepare for flu pandemic

Living briefs

Foreign language quiz: French

DNA vaccines may offer defense against flu pandemic

Do you remember your high school language lessons?

Some experts question milk recommendation

Health and fitness calendar

Recommended dates for sending holiday mail

Seniors Calendar

Pluto has three moons, not one, Hubble images show

Living briefs

Nanotechnology in cancer treatment looks promising

Some experts question milk recommendation
ATLANTA - Americans should drink three cups of milk a day, the government says. Kiesha Diggs ignores that advice.

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

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.

Recommended dates for sending holiday mail
WASHINGTON - With Halloween over many folks are beginning to concentrate on their holiday shopping. If gifts are being mailed overseas or to military personnel, the time to mail may come soon.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Bush outlines strategy to prepare for flu pandemic
WASHINGTON - President Bush outlined a $7.1 billion strategy Tuesday to prepare for the danger of a pandemic influenza outbreak, saying he wanted to stockpile enough vaccine to protect 20 million Americans against the current strain of bird flu.

Bush outlines strategy to prepare for flu pandemic
WASHINGTON - President Bush outlined a $7.1 billion strategy Tuesday to prepare for the danger of a pandemic influenza outbreak, saying he wanted to stockpile enough vaccine to protect 20 million Americans against the current strain of bird flu.

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.

Some experts question milk recommendation
ATLANTA - Americans should drink three cups of milk a day, the government says. Kiesha Diggs ignores that advice.

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.

Recommended dates for sending holiday mail
WASHINGTON - With Halloween over many folks are beginning to concentrate on their holiday shopping. If gifts are being mailed overseas or to military personnel, the time to mail may come soon.

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.

Nanotechnology in cancer treatment looks promising
PARIS - Experiments on mice have shown promise for the future of nanotechnology in treating cancer - research that could bring doctors a step closer to using the technology to release cancer-killing drugs inside tumors while leaving the rest of the body unscathed.

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 our readers.

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

Nanotechnology in cancer treatment looks promising
PARIS - Experiments on mice have shown promise for the future of nanotechnology in treating cancer - research that could bring doctors a step closer to using the technology to release cancer-killing drugs inside tumors while leaving the rest of the body unscathed.

Augusta's Riddle gets call-up
The Augusta Lynx have no official affiliation with any American Hockey League teams, but Tuesday, they lost their second player in less than a week to a call-up.

Augusta's Riddle gets call-up

Augusta's Riddle gets call-up
The Augusta Lynx have no official affiliation with any American Hockey League teams, but Tuesday, they lost their second player in less than a week to a call-up.

Mr. Willie Williams (QUEENS, N.Y.)

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.

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.

Stinky smell lingers
The foul odor emanating from a leaking abandoned oil tank will continue to linger around Augusta for a few days as they drain the tank, officials said Tuesday.

Kid of the Day
Kaitlin Upson is today's Kid of the Day.

Rants and Raves
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Rants and Raves
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Educators endorse Hasan for open seat
Deraina Sanders threw her support behind school board candidate A.K. Hasan, explaining that, as an educator, she feels he will do the most to further education.

Across the area
Aiken County authorities confirmed Tuesday that a New York woman who was found dead Monday inside her horse trailer died of asphyxiation caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

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.

Across the region
ATLANTA - A woman accused of helping her husband kill their 8-year-old to rid her of a demon pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday.

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.

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Bond set in child solicitation case
A judge has set bond for a Jackson man who is accused by authorities of soliciting sex from a girl on the Internet, officials said this afternoon.

Speaker decries eminent domain
It's too late for Paul McCorkle. Almost 10 years ago, the Thomson businessman lost access to his property when the government intervened on behalf of a car dealer and forced him to turn over the land.

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.

'Tis the season for fraud cases
Stores have started to pull out Christmas items, which means there's more opportunity for thieves to pull credit cards and checks from purses and cars, officials say.

Jail wing could soon be emergency center
AIKEN - In the back of the old Aiken County jail, 18 empty, filthy cells are being used for storage.

Motorists conserve fuel, help price drop
A decrease in consumer gasoline consumption and progress in returning oil refineries hurt by hurricanes to near-normal production levels have helped bring fuel prices in Georgia and South Carolina to levels not seen since midsummer.

University Hospital's firms seek longer lease

Stinky smell lingers
The foul odor emanating from a leaking abandoned oil tank will continue to linger around Augusta for a few days as they drain the tank, officials said Tuesday.

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.

Director suspended after wreck
The Facilities Maintenance director for Burke County has been suspended without pay for three days while his employers try to determine what he was doing with a government pickup in a neighboring county when he had an alcohol-related wreck Thursday.

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

Leaders vote to give raise to firefighters
Augusta firefighters took a different route to get a raise, but their 4 percent increases will arrive on the scene at the same time those of Richmond County sheriff's officers do.

Airport examines ways to ax tax

Children celebrate America, show patriotism
Pupils from Richmond County's elementary, middle and high schools sang patriotic songs, performed early American dances and celebrated all things American on Tuesday night during, "Celebration of Patriotism: Proud to Be an American," at the Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel at Paine College.

Across Georgia

South Carolina launches revamped Web site
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The state has quietly launched an overhaul of its Web site that will make it easier for people to do business with the state - and for some to pay for new services online.

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.

Calendar, funding should be local decisions, board says
Issues of the school calendar and a statewide sales tax to fund education, with the underlying theme of maintaining local control, dominated the discussion at a meeting Tuesday of the Columbia County school board and the area legislative delegation.

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.

Educators endorse Hasan for open seat
Deraina Sanders threw her support behind school board candidate A.K. Hasan, explaining that, as an educator, she feels he will do the most to further education.

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.

Hospital CEO will join rival
The CEO of St. Joseph Hospital said Tuesday he will be joining a rival Augusta health care organization as St. Joseph moves forward on its sale.

Groups say plan is a risk to river
Environmental groups and wildlife organizations want a federal agency to reconsider a plan that they contend would preserve water levels in the Augusta Canal at the expense of the Savannah River shoals.

Groups say plan is a risk to river
Environmental groups and wildlife organizations want a federal agency to reconsider a plan that they contend would preserve water levels in the Augusta Canal at the expense of the Savannah River shoals.

Hospital CEO will join rival
The CEO of St. Joseph Hospital said Tuesday he will be joining a rival Augusta health care organization as St. Joseph moves forward on its sale.

Noise rule change linked to dragway
A proposal to change the city's noise ordinance to allow a drag-racing track to operate in Richmond County caused a lot of noise on the Augusta Commission on Tuesday.

Children celebrate America, show patriotism
Pupils from Richmond County's elementary, middle and high schools sang patriotic songs, performed early American dances and celebrated all things American on Tuesday night during, "Celebration of Patriotism: Proud to Be an American," at the Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel at Paine College.

Jail wing could soon be emergency center
AIKEN - In the back of the old Aiken County jail, 18 empty, filthy cells are being used for storage.

Shaw's Creek to get makeover

Perdue will promote Georgia on trip to Israel
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue leaves Friday to head a trade mission to Israel to stress Georgia's strengths in high technology and biotech.

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.

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

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.

Across the area
Aiken County authorities confirmed Tuesday that a New York woman who was found dead Monday inside her horse trailer died of asphyxiation caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

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.

Across the area
Aiken County authorities confirmed Tuesday that a New York woman who was found dead Monday inside her horse trailer died of asphyxiation caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Kaitlin Upson is today's Kid of the Day.

Aiken council to vote on tax deal on investment

South Carolina launches revamped Web site

Howard leads field in campaign money

Stinky smell lingers

Woman found dead in horse camper

Children celebrate America, show patriotism

Augusta man's term cut after 7-year appeal

Educators endorse Hasan for open seat

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Jail wing could soon be emergency center

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.

Perdue will promote Georgia on trip to Israel

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.

Speaker decries eminent domain

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

Hospital CEO will join rival

Calendar, funding should be local decisions, board says
Issues of the school calendar and a statewide sales tax to fund education, with the underlying theme of maintaining local control, dominated the discussion at a meeting Tuesday of the Columbia County school board and the area legislative delegation.

Leaders vote to give raise to firefighters

Noise rule change linked to dragway
A proposal to change the city's noise ordinance to allow a drag-racing track to operate in Richmond County caused a lot of noise on the Augusta Commission on Tuesday.

Motorists conserve fuel, help price drop

Speaker decries eminent domain
It's too late for Paul McCorkle. Almost 10 years ago, the Thomson businessman lost access to his property when the government intervened on behalf of a car dealer and forced him to turn over the land.

Director suspended after wreck

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 the area

'Tis the season for fraud cases
Stores have started to pull out Christmas items, which means there's more opportunity for thieves to pull credit cards and checks from purses and cars, officials say.

News you can use

Director suspended after wreck
The Facilities Maintenance director for Burke County has been suspended without pay for three days while his employers try to determine what he was doing with a government pickup in a neighboring county when he had an alcohol-related wreck Thursday.

Across the region

Leaders vote to give raise to firefighters
Augusta firefighters took a different route to get a raise, but their 4 percent increases will arrive on the scene at the same time those of Richmond County sheriff's officers do.

'Tis the season for fraud cases

Across the area

Kid of the Day

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.

Groups say plan is a risk to river

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.

Perdue will promote Georgia on trip to Israel
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue leaves Friday to head a trade mission to Israel to stress Georgia's strengths in high technology and biotech.

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.

Motorists conserve fuel, help price drop
A decrease in consumer gasoline consumption and progress in returning oil refineries hurt by hurricanes to near-normal production levels have helped bring fuel prices in Georgia and South Carolina to levels not seen since midsummer.

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.

Software update leaves lottery players ticketless

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

CSRA Help's chief says mayor is lying

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.

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.

News you can use
Activities scheduled for today include:

Rants and Raves
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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.

News you can use
Activities scheduled for today include:

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.

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.

1,000 Augustans vote early

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.

Copenhaver leads funding

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.

News you can use

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.

Leak in old oil tank creates big stink

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.

Overtime

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.

Board doubles school grants

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.

Water main accidentally damaged
A water main was accidentally damaged by a contractor this morning in Amhe rst subdivision off Columbia Road in Columbia County, according to Pam Tucker, the countys emergency services director.

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.

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

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.

Correction

South Carolina launches revamped Web site
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The state has quietly launched an overhaul of its Web site that will make it easier for people to do business with the state - and for some to pay for new services online.

Kid of the Day

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.

Leaking tank odor is here for a while

Trick or Trot

Tour needs to add risk into mix of its rewards
ATLANTA - The words "Super Bowl" have been bandied about the golf course this week.

Tour needs to add risk into mix of its rewards
ATLANTA - The words "Super Bowl" have been bandied about the golf course this week.

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Waltrip tells student-athletes the story of his faith
You can't have a testimony unless you've been tested, and NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip has sweated his fair share.

Waltrip tells student-athletes the story of his faith

Waltrip tells student-athletes the story of his faith
You can't have a testimony unless you've been tested, and NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip has sweated his fair share.

Autopsy shows Collier had enlarged heart
DECATUR, Ga. - Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier died from a sudden heart rhythm disturbance caused by an abnormally enlarged heart, an autopsy showed.

Autopsy shows Collier had enlarged heart

Autopsy shows Collier had enlarged heart
DECATUR, Ga. - Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier died from a sudden heart rhythm disturbance caused by an abnormally enlarged heart, an autopsy showed.

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

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.

Morris out for Kentucky exhibition opener
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Randolph Morris, whose eligibility for this basketball season remains in question, definitely will not start in Kentucky' exhibition opener at home against Northern State, coach Tubby Smith said Tuesday.

Morris out for Kentucky exhibition opener
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Randolph Morris, whose eligibility for this basketball season remains in question, definitely will not start in Kentucky' exhibition opener at home against Northern State, coach Tubby Smith said Tuesday.

Falcons' defense bolstered by youth

Bengals in position to end 14-year streak

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Burke, Sr.    (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Cullum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Anthony Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Grady Brown, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Deal Barber    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Leon R. Norsworthy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Anita Louise Ward    (GREENVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Lee Long, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Chafin Ivey    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Quoc Ai Nguyen    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Parker    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Rev. Grady Brown, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert F. Wilson    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Leon R. Norsworthy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Thornton    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Stockton    (HARTSELLE, AL.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris M. Skidmore    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Bundrage    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Phillips Cheek    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Parker    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Steed Thornton    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Leon R. Norsworthy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary E. Wallace    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Robert F. Wilson    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond Johnson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Alan Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. Daniel Bundrage    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Findlay    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Clark    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Dawrence Ward, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Evans, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Lee Scarboro    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Barney Lee Burke    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Leon R. Norsworthy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Lee Long, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Chance    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Makowski    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

Mr. Wardell Philpot, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Anita Louise Ward    (GREENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Barney Lee Burke    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Steed Thornton    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Phillips Cheek    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris M. Skidmore    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris M. Skidmore    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Wardell Philpot, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

Mr. Kenneth Stockton    (HARTSELLE, AL.)

Mr. Edward Makowski    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Thornton    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Lee Long, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dawrence Ward, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Hugh Evans, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jane Clark    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Findlay    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Grady Brown, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Deal Barber    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Cullum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Chance    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mrs. Lillian Chafin Ivey    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris M. Skidmore    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Quoc Ai Nguyen    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Rev. Grady Brown, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Raymond Johnson (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. J.W. Dyson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Cullum (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Anne Findlay (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris M. Skidmore (APPLING, Ga.)

Upcoming events

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Events

Area adult literacy sites

Mr. William Williams (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Evans, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Grady Brown, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wardell Philpot, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Library events

Mr. Melvin Young (AIKEN, S.C.)

Lunch menu

Reunions

Mrs. Mary E. Wallace (SPARTA, Ga.)

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Mrs. Dorothy Phillips Cheek (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Lee Long, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Grady Brown, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Robert Alan Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Quoc Ai Nguyen (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon R. Norsworthy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Williams (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Around the block

Mrs. Betty Watkins (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Makowski (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anita Louise Ward (GREENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth Stockton (HARTSELLE, AL.)

Mrs. Ernestine Chance (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert F. Wilson (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Lookaway Hall towers over North Augusta

Mrs. Helen Deal Barber (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Bundrage (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Recreation events

Mrs. Lillian Chafin Ivey (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Lee Scarboro (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Dawrence Ward, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

Mr. J.W. Dyson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris M. Skidmore (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Louise Parker (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Across the river

Mrs. Connie Thornton (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Barney Lee Burke (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Blake cruises to next round at Paris Masters

Tolbert, mare show no signs of slowing down

Riders seek respite from chaos of hurricane

NBHA Championship list (201-400)

NBHA Championship list (401-600)

NBHA Championship list (1-200)

NBHA Championship list (801-939)

NBHA Championships Sweepstakes

NBHA Championship list (601-800)

Blake loses to Ljubicic at Paris Masters

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

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

Blake loses to Ljubicic at Paris Masters
PARIS - James Blake lost to Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday in the second round of the Paris Masters.

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

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

Tolbert, mare show no signs of slowing down
Behind the mustache. Behind the cigarette. Behind it all. There's Chuck Tolbert, the rock star of barrel racing.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Blake loses to Ljubicic at Paris Masters
PARIS - James Blake lost to Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday in the second round of the Paris Masters.

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

Tolbert, mare show no signs of slowing down
Behind the mustache. Behind the cigarette. Behind it all. There's Chuck Tolbert, the rock star of barrel racing.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tour needs to add risk into mix of its rewards

'Grey's Anatomy' passes key test
NEW YORK - ABC's sudsy "Grey's Anatomy" passed a big test in the ratings and is earning a big reward.

'Grey's Anatomy' passes key test
NEW YORK - ABC's sudsy "Grey's Anatomy" passed a big test in the ratings and is earning a big reward.

NBC Nightly News to be available for free on the Net
NEW YORK - NBC News said Monday said that it would begin making its "NBC Nightly News" broadcast available for free on the Internet starting next week.

NBC Nightly News to be available for free on the Net

'Boondocks' comic strip to make TV premiere
LOS ANGELES - Aaron McGruder has been called a "genius" and "the angriest black man in America" as he skewered everything from the Bush White House to Black Entertainment Television.

'Boondocks' comic strip to make TV premiere
LOS ANGELES - Aaron McGruder has been called a "genius" and "the angriest black man in America" as he skewered everything from the Bush White House to Black Entertainment Television.

'Grey's Anatomy' passes key test

NBC Nightly News to be available for free on the Net
NEW YORK - NBC News said Monday said that it would begin making its "NBC Nightly News" broadcast available for free on the Internet starting next week.

'Boondocks' comic strip to make TV premiere

People in the News

Baldwin accuses ex-wife of turning daughter against him

People in the News

Martha Stewart planned to 'fire' Donald Trump

The top five

Rubio is People en Espanol's 'Star of the Year'

Mr. Leon R. Norsworthy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Georgia leader is back on field
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley was back in practice Tuesday - though only on a limited basis - just three days after a sprained knee kept him out of a loss to Florida.

Georgia leader is back on field

Georgia leader is back on field
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley was back in practice Tuesday - though only on a limited basis - just three days after a sprained knee kept him out of a loss to Florida.

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.

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

Question of the week
What did you do for Halloween?

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.

Members of jazz band learn more than music

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?

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

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?

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?

Question of the week

How do you say ...

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.

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

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

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 ...
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
What did you do for Halloween?

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.

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.

Xtreme calendar

Girl can decide whether age difference is at issue

Some take Halloween too seriously

North Augusta fans show support for football team

Sixteen advance in latest Kids Count drawing

Clinic touts benefits of its animal services

Pet of the week

Theater productions take center stage at USC Aiken

Meetings

North Augusta volleyball team achieves a goal

United Methodist judicial council defrocks gay minister