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.

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.

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

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.

Lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

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.

Lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

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.

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:

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

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

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:

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Mrs. Jane Clark (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

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.

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.

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

Month ends better on acquisitions, spending

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

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.

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.

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

Tax-cut blundering spells doom

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.

Fed boosts key interest rate again

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.

PCS hunts profit via purity

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.

Microsoft ventures into online services

Income, spending reverse declines

Rate commission approves 2-cent postage rate increase

FCC approves phone mergers

Convention business struggles in New Orleans

Air carrier's losses escalate

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Interest rate is boosted by Fed

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.

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.

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 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.

Alabama's defenders still not content

Auburn's defense not missing a beat

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.

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
Reviewing and previewing college football

Strong still has Bulldogs' number
Reviewing and previewing college football

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

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.

Morris out for Kentucky exhibition opener

Lecturing the wrong people

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.

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.

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

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.

Noise rule change linked to dragway

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.

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.

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

The best hope for change

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.

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.

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.

The top five
The top five entertainment list.

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.

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."

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.

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
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."

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

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
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.

Retirement account gives workers a new option

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

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.

Editorial clearly trashed seniors

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.

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

Apple-almond squares are a versatile treat

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
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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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
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

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

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.

Small bites

Low-fat Burgundy beef and vegetable stew recipe

Chicken dish is very quick

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.

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

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:

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:

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.

Belle Meade sparkles again

Upcoming Events

Playoff golf? PGA eyes change

Prep Football Power Poll

Mrs. Betty Watkins (HARLEM, Ga.)

Thomson offense keeps on rolling

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.

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.

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

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.

Canal trails need SPLOST funding

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

Why Sonny Pittman should be elected

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.

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

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."

Resident, pastor disagree on TIF plan

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

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

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

Calendar, funding should be local decisions, board says

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

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.

Flawed Medicare system puts major crimp in sustaining health care

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

If SPLOST loses, Augustans will pay

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

Lack of remorse was broad generalization

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

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

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

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.

Make redistricting much more equitable

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.

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."

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

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

Seniors Calendar

Foreign language quiz: Spanish

Bush outlines strategy to prepare for flu pandemic

Some experts question milk recommendation

Pluto has three moons, not one, Hubble images show

Do you remember your high school language lessons?

Recommended dates for sending holiday mail

Foreign language quiz: French

Nanotechnology in cancer treatment looks promising

DNA vaccines may offer defense against flu pandemic

Living briefs

Living briefs

Health and fitness calendar

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Augusta's Riddle gets call-up

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

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
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.

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.

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.

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 region

Stinky smell lingers

Rants and Raves
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Leaders vote to give raise to firefighters

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.

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.

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.

Speaker decries eminent domain

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

News you can use
Activities scheduled for today include:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jail wing could soon be emergency center

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.

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.

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

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

Motorists conserve fuel, help price drop

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.

Director suspended after wreck

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.

'Tis the season for fraud cases

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.

Across the area

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.

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.

Groups say plan is a risk to river

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

University Hospital's firms seek longer lease

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.

Across the area

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.

Shaw's Creek to get makeover

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.

Board doubles school grants

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.

CSRA Help's chief says mayor is lying

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Augusta man's term cut after 7-year appeal

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.

Trick or Trot

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 Georgia

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 South Carolina

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Woman found dead in horse camper

News you can use

Correction

Educators endorse Hasan for open seat

Software update leaves lottery players ticketless

Perdue will promote Georgia on trip to Israel

News you can use

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.

Leak in old oil tank creates big stink

South Carolina launches revamped Web site

Howard leads field in campaign money

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.

Copenhaver leads funding

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.

Airport examines ways to ax tax

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.

1,000 Augustans vote early

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.

Aiken council to vote on tax deal on investment

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

'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.

Hospital CEO will join rival

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.

News you can use
Activities scheduled for today include:

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.

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

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.

Children celebrate America, show patriotism

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

Leaking tank odor is here for a while

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.

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.

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

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
You can't have a testimony unless you've been tested, and NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip has sweated his fair share.

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
ATLANTA - Marvin Williams, only 19, has much to learn as he enters his first NBA season.

Hawks hope Williams can help now

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.

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.

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

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Clark    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Bundrage    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dawrence Ward, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Cullum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Lee Scarboro    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Clark    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Makowski    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Stockton    (HARTSELLE, AL.)

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

Mrs. Louise Parker    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Barney Lee Burke    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Evans, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Chafin Ivey    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Alan Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Makowski    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dawrence Ward, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Hugh Evans, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary E. Wallace    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy Phillips Cheek    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Stockton    (HARTSELLE, AL.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Phillips Cheek    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Louise Parker    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Anne Findlay    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Helen Deal Barber    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ernestine Chance    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Barney Lee Burke    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Findlay    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Helen Deal Barber    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Chance    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Chafin Ivey    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Cullum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Daniel Bundrage    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Around the block

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Chance (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Upcoming events

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

Events

Mrs. Anne Findlay (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Across the river

Mrs. Helen Deal Barber (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William Williams (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Parker (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Raymond Jalbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy Phillips Cheek (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Area adult literacy sites

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

Lookaway Hall towers over North Augusta

Mr. Robert Alan Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

Mr. Kenneth Stockton (HARTSELLE, AL.)

Library events

Mr. Barney Lee Burke (MILLEN, Ga.)

Lunch menu

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

Dawrence Ward, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Betty Lee Scarboro (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins (HARLEM, Ga.)

Reunions

Mr. Raymond Jalbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Recreation events

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

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

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

Mr. Edward Makowski (MARIETTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Daniel Bundrage (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Mrs. Lillian Chafin Ivey (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

NBHA Championship list (401-600)

NBHA Championship list (601-800)

Blake loses to Ljubicic at Paris Masters

Riders seek respite from chaos of hurricane

NBHA Championship list (801-939)

NBHA Championship list (201-400)

Tolbert, mare show no signs of slowing down

NBHA Championship list (1-200)

NBHA Championships Sweepstakes

Blake cruises to next round at 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.

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 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.

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

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

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

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.

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 (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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

NBC Nightly News to be available for free on the Net

'Boondocks' comic strip to make TV premiere

'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.

'Grey's Anatomy' passes key test

'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.

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.

'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.

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

Mr. Anthony Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

People in the News

Martha Stewart planned to 'fire' Donald Trump

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

People in the News

The top five

Baldwin accuses ex-wife of turning daughter against him

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
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

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.

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.

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
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?

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
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?

Some take Halloween too seriously

Girl can decide whether age difference is at issue

Members of jazz band learn more than music

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.

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

Xtreme calendar

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.

How do you say ...

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

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?

Sixteen advance in latest Kids Count drawing

Meetings

North Augusta volleyball team achieves a goal

Theater productions take center stage at USC Aiken

Clinic touts benefits of its animal services

Pet of the week

North Augusta fans show support for football team

United Methodist judicial council defrocks gay minister