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.

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.

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

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:

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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:

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

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

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.

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

Mrs. Jane Clark (WASHINGTON, 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

Air carrier's losses escalate

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
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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

Tax-cut blundering spells doom

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.

Income, spending reverse declines

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.

FCC approves phone mergers

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

Microsoft ventures into online services

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

PCS hunts profit via purity

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.

Convention business struggles in New Orleans

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.

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.

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

Utility connects to downtown

Interest rate is boosted by Fed

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

Rate commission approves 2-cent postage rate increase

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.

Fed boosts key interest rate again

At 50, Tylenol brand gaining steam on safety image

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 2, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 2, 2005.

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.

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.

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

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

Strong still has Bulldogs' number
Reviewing and previewing college football

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.

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

Strong still has Bulldogs' number
Reviewing and previewing college football

Auburn's defense not missing a beat

Morris out for Kentucky exhibition opener

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

A qualified nominee

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
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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Low-fat Burgundy beef and vegetable stew recipe

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.

Chicken dish is very quick

Pumpkin bisque stirs up the spirit of the season

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
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.

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

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

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.

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

Stuffed pork with a Middle Eastern flavor

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.

Small bites

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.

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
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

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

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.

Belle Meade sparkles again

Prep Football Power Poll

Thomson offense keeps on rolling

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.

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).

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Why Sonny Pittman should be elected

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
I want to thank Augusta for cleaning up along River Watch Parkway recently.Fran Stewart, 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

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.

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

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

Lack of remorse was broad generalization

If SPLOST loses, Augustans will pay

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

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

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

Flawed Medicare system puts major crimp in sustaining health care

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

Calendar, funding should be local decisions, board says

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

Bush outlines strategy to prepare for flu pandemic

Living briefs

Living briefs

Pluto has three moons, not one, Hubble images show

Recommended dates for sending holiday mail

DNA vaccines may offer defense against flu pandemic

Nanotechnology in cancer treatment looks promising

Foreign language quiz: French

Foreign language quiz: Spanish

Do you remember your high school language lessons?

Seniors Calendar

Health and fitness calendar

Some experts question milk recommendation

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 our readers.

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.

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

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: French
Do you remember your high school language lessons?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stinky smell lingers

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Speaker decries eminent domain

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

Motorists conserve fuel, help price drop

News you can use
Activities scheduled for today include:

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

News you can use

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.

Software update leaves lottery players ticketless

Leaking tank odor is here for a while

Correction

Educators endorse Hasan for open seat

Woman found dead in horse camper

Jail wing could soon be emergency center

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Leaders vote to give raise to firefighters

Aiken council to vote on tax deal on investment

Director suspended after wreck

1,000 Augustans vote early

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.

Airport examines ways to ax tax

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.

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.

Howard leads field in campaign money

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.

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

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

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

Across 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.

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

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

News you can use
Activities scheduled for today include:

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.

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 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.

Perdue will promote Georgia on trip to Israel

Across South Carolina

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.

Augusta man's term cut after 7-year appeal

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day

'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.

Board doubles school grants

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Overtime

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Trick or Trot

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.

CSRA Help's chief says mayor is lying

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.

Shaw's Creek to get makeover

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

Across the area

Children celebrate America, show patriotism

University Hospital's firms seek longer lease

News you can use

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

South Carolina launches revamped Web site

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.

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.

Across the region

'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.

'Tis the season for fraud cases

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.

Across the area

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.

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.

Groups say plan is a risk to river

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.

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley (HARLEM, 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.

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

Autopsy shows Collier had enlarged heart

Hawks hope Williams can help now

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.

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

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

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

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary E. Wallace    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Kenneth Stockton    (HARTSELLE, AL.)

Mr. Anthony Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Robert Alan Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mrs. Ernestine Chance    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Barney Lee Burke    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

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

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Edward Makowski    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Dawrence Ward, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Hugh Evans, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Stockton    (HARTSELLE, AL.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Phillips Cheek    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Louise Parker    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Phillips Cheek    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Parker    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Clark    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Dawrence Ward, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mrs. Betty Lee Scarboro    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Anthony Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Barney Lee Burke    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Clark    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Edward Makowski    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Cullum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Chafin Ivey    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Findlay    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Findlay    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Helen Deal Barber    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Vivian Cullum    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ernestine Chance    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Chafin Ivey    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Daniel Bundrage    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Daniel Bundrage    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Evans, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Helen Deal Barber    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Phillips Cheek (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Area adult literacy sites

Mrs. Louise Parker (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Kenneth Stockton (HARTSELLE, AL.)

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

Mrs. Betty Lee Scarboro (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Deal Barber (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Mrs. Lillian Chafin Ivey (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Raymond Jalbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Chance (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Lookaway Hall towers over North Augusta

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

Recreation events

Lunch menu

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

Library events

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

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

Mr. Daniel Bundrage (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Alan Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Raymond Jalbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins (HARLEM, Ga.)

Across the river

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

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

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

Events

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

Upcoming events

Mrs. Anne Findlay (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Makowski (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Dawrence Ward, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Reunions

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

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

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

Mr. Barney Lee Burke (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Williams (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Around the block

NBHA Championship list (801-939)

NBHA Championships Sweepstakes

Blake cruises to next round at Paris Masters

Tolbert, mare show no signs of slowing down

NBHA Championship list (601-800)

Blake loses to Ljubicic at Paris Masters

NBHA Championship list (401-600)

NBHA Championship list (201-400)

NBHA Championship list (1-200)

Riders seek respite from chaos of hurricane

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

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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 (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 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.

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
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

'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

'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.

People in the News

Martha Stewart planned to 'fire' Donald Trump

The top five

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

People in the News

Baldwin accuses ex-wife of turning daughter against him

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

Mr. Anthony Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

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
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

Question of the week

Youth group gets good look at devastation from Katrina

How do you say ...

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

Xtreme calendar
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.

Members of jazz band learn more than music

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.

Some take Halloween too seriously

Xtreme calendar

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

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

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

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.

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

Question of the week
What did you do for Halloween?

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

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

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

Question of the week
What did you do for Halloween?

Girl can decide whether age difference is at issue

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

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?

My style

Pet of the week

Sixteen advance in latest Kids Count drawing

Clinic touts benefits of its animal services

North Augusta volleyball team achieves a goal

Theater productions take center stage at USC Aiken

Meetings

North Augusta fans show support for football team

United Methodist judicial council defrocks gay minister