At the movies: 'Full Frontal'
"Full Frontal" is essentially an art-house version of last year's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," in which Kevin Smith rewarded his fans for their loyalty by making a movie crammed with references to his previous movies, thereby making them feel smugly in the know.

Sleeper hit: 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' parties all summer at box office
LOS ANGELES -- In a summer of huge movies that last just a few weeks in theaters and are lucky to break even, one little film won't quit.

A world of rich flavors awaits Bambu's diners
We flew to Paris recently, where we sampled some of the most sumptuous sauces and seasonings we've ever tasted, then made a beeline to Asia to add intriguing textures and flavors to the mix.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Presley was best bargain in town

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location for today through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, check out augusta.com/movies. The service provides theater locations and movie times.

At the movies: 'Blue Crush'

Elvis is alive in memories of his fans
Before they married, became mothers - and mayors - Helen Summer, Babs Bruns and Eddie Boatwright shared an experience that has become the foundation of their friendship.

Mini reviews

Humor sets up heartache in 'Steel Magnolias'
Steel Magnolias, Robert Harling's slice-of-Southern-life-and-death play, presents an interesting high-wire act. Vacillating between high humor and harrowing heartache,

Band is made of People Who Must have fun

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs.

Video watch

Ramblin' Rhodes: Presley was best bargain in town
There's no telling what price you would have to pay to see Elvis in concert today.

Applause calendar

Fans share memories of the King
Elvis Presley fans, as it turns out, have long memories. We asked readers of The Augusta Chronicle to share their favorite Elvis memories. Here are some excerpts:

Standing ovations

Standing ovations
The Celtic Revival and Dance Festival takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Evans to Lock Road. The event will feature Celtic pipes and dancing, jewelry, music vendors and performances by Eric Duncan, Kelly Stewart and S'Mash Sinn Dragon. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Call 863-2251.

Sleeper hit: 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' parties all summer at box office

Band is made of People Who Must have fun
For more than two years, members of the Augusta band People Who Must have been indulging in an unusual pastime for a rock 'n' roll act.

Elvis had a shaky movie career

At the movies: 'Blue Crush'
"Blue Crush" would have been so much better if the characters didn't speak.

Club calendar

Applause calendar
CELTIC REVIVAL MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Evans to Lock Road; features Celtic pipes and dancing, jewelry, music vendors and live performances by Eric Duncan, Kelly Stewart and 'S mathSinnDragon; $15 adults, $12 seniors and students; 863-2251.

A world of rich flavors awaits Bambu's diners

Video watch
JUST OUT: In the Bedroom, Showtime, Kissing Jessica Stein, Birthday Girl, The New Guy, Last Orders, Pauline & Paulette and Clockstoppers.

Elvis is alive in memories of his fans

Elvis had a shaky movie career
Statistically speaking, few of us ever had the opportunity to see Elvis Presley perform live. So how is it that the sneer and the shake, the hip wriggle are so familiar? How can a nation, nay, a planet, have such a strong picture of a performer who was seen in the flesh by so few?

At the movies: 'Full Frontal'

Cannon Street All-Stars get World Series moment 47 years later
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Even 47 years later, Vermont Brown has few doubts how his Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars would have fared at the Little League World Series.

Cannon Street All-Stars get World Series moment 47 years later

Harlem fans cheer on their Little League heroes amid investigation

Baseball union sets Aug. 30 strike date

Harlem fans cheer on their Little League heroes amid investigation
NEW YORK -- When the Harlem Little League was founded 13 years ago, the several dozen kids on teams had to make do with rocky, trash-littered fields.

Baseball union sets Aug. 30 strike date
NEW YORK -- Baseball's union set an Aug. 30 strike date Friday, moving the sport closer to its ninth work stoppage in three decades and angering fans sick of money squabbles between players and team owners.

Baseball hires back three more umps

Baseball hires back three more umps
NEW YORK -- Three more of the 22 umpires who lost their jobs during a failed mass resignation in 1999 were rehired.

In 1977, 'Chronicle' showed King in his glory

Millwood dominates
ATLANTA - With the exception of a pre-game press conference with National League player representative Tom Glavine, news of the proposed Aug. 30th strike date barely caused a ripple inside the clubhouse prior to Friday night's contest between the Atlanta Braves and Colorado.

Braves-Giants extra inning game ends in rainout
ATLANTA - It didn't match what he did to the New York Mets three years ago. There's no way it could.

Millwood dominates

Braves-Giants extra inning game ends in rainout

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Tom Glavine's optimism that players and owners would be able to reach agreement on a new labor deal has faded.

Giants hope game counts
ATLANTA - Following the lead of the All-Star Game, the Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants settled for a 3-3 tie Thursday night when heavy rains came in the top of the 10th inning.

Braves notebook

Industrial production edges up

Economy drains college savings

Business briefs
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. is extending its summer 2002 model incentive program and enhancing rebates on several models, the automaker said Friday.

Executive touts Indian heritage

Salomon analyst at center of telecom scandal resigns
NEW YORK -- One of the most influential stock analysts and power brokers of the technology boom is leaving Salomon Smith Barney amid investigations into his alleged conflicts of interest in touting the shares of WorldCom, Global Crossing and other failed telecommunications companies.

Business briefs
ATLANTA - Georgia's unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in July, down from 5.2 percent in June, the state Labor Department said Thursday.

Salomon analyst at center of telecom scandal resigns

Executive touts Indian heritage
William "Bill" Hatcher Sr. always knew he had American Indian blood coursing through his veins.

Airport expects to add flights
Despite news of bankruptcies and scalebacks in the aviation industry, Augusta Regional Airport officials say they are still optimistic about having new flights next year.

Dow has best close in more than a month
NEW YORK -- Wall Street extended its advance to a second session Thursday in a late-surge of buying, despite disappointing economic news and profit-taking following the market's huge rally. The Dow Jones industrials had their best close in more than five weeks.

Airport expects to add flights

Industrial production edges up
WASHINGTON -- The nation's industrial sector lost momentum in July and new claims for jobless benefits edged up last week, fresh signs of the struggles companies and workers are facing amid a sluggish economic recovery.

Business briefs

Dow has best close in more than a month

Consumer prices up 0.1 percent in July

Market enjoys second straight weekly gains
NEW YORK -- Turning cautious after Wall Street's big two-day rally, investors left stocks mixed Friday, taking some profits in blue-chip issues and doing some buying in the tech sector. Still, the major stock indicators all scored their second straight weekly advance, an achievement not seen in five months.

Market enjoys second straight weekly gains

Company sells Fox stations
Fisher Communications is selling two Georgia television stations, including WFXG in Augusta, and four Seattle properties to undisclosed buyers.

Consumer prices up 0.1 percent in July
WASHINGTON -- Consumer inflation nudged up 0.1 percent in July as falling prices for clothes and air fares helped to blunt rising costs for gasoline and medical care.

Economy drains college savings
NEW YORK - Working for a company that helps students get ready for college, Harriet Brand figured she would be prepared for the day when her two daughters headed to campus, even when it came to paying hefty tuition bills.

Business briefs

Small fire burns Clemson's basketball arena
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A small fire broke out Friday at Clemson University's Littlejohn Coliseum. It is the second fire since renovations began earlier this year on the nearly 35-year-old building in which the Tigers play basketball.

Duke's next win will be something to talk about
A fictional athlete in Durham, N.C., once inspired awe from wide-eyed teammates on the bus with the revelation that he had once been in "The Show."

Wildcats look to press forward
After taking over a team that went 2-9 under Hal Mumme in 2000, Kentucky coach Guy Morriss didn't produce much more last season. The Wildcats finished with the same pitiful rushing offense, the same porous defense and the same poor record.

Seminoles: Collapse won't happen again

Zook will try to keep Gators on right track
Steve Spurrier speaks slowly and melodically, with a tinge of Tennessee twang. Ron Zook darts from one subject to the next without anything resembling a pause.

Wildcats look to press forward

Alabama pleads case for overturning sanctions

Seminoles: Collapse won't happen again
Reflecting on a season that saw his team look downright mortal was bad enough for Alonzo Jackson.

Zook will try to keep Gators on right track

Alabama pleads case for overturning sanctions
CHICAGO -- Alabama made its final appeal of NCAA sanctions Friday, asking a panel of college sport's governing body to remove or lessen a two-year postseason ban and scholarship reductions in the football program.

Duke's next win will be something to talk about

Condemnable action

Method to madness

Heart does matter

Good for nothing

Specific plants lure butterflies
AMARILLO, Texas - Rosemary Scott's garden attracts many butterflies, but she doesn't do it on purpose.

Eliminate standing water to reduce mosquito menace

Eliminate standing water to reduce mosquito menace
Mosquitoes and West Nile virus have been in the news lately because of all the confirmed cases in Louisiana. The findings are reminders of the importance of eliminating mosquito breeding sites around the home and of protecting yourself from mosquito bites.

Gailey ready for 'exhibition game'
ATLANTA -- Having spent the past eight years in the NFL, Georgia Tech's new coach, Chan Gailey, joked Thursday that it's time for an exhibition game before the season opens in two weeks.

Gailey ready for 'exhibition game'

Game report
Turning point: Segar laced a two-out single in the sixth off reliever Kevin Huang to snap a 3-3 tie.

Bats double up GreenJackets
Jerome Gamble fell to 1-2 with the Augusta GreenJackets' 2-0 loss to the Greensboro Bats in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader.

Game-winning grand slam completes homecoming
Antron Seiber couldn't stop smiling during batting practice. You could even see his gold teeth sparkling in center field before the game.

Teammate's grand slam caps homecoming
Antron Seiber couldn't stop smiling during batting practice. You could even see his gold teeth sparkling in center field before the game.

Luck changes for Charles Howell
CHASKA, Minn. - Stalking off the course after bogeying in the darkness and facing a 4 a.m. wake-up call, all Charles Howell wanted was a little comfort food.

Furyk, Funk lead PGA Championship
CHASKA, Minn. - On the third longest course in PGA Championship history, two short-knockers who share the same page of the Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., phone book stole the day.

Five players share lead in North West of Ireland Open

Furyk, Funk lead PGA Championship

Lonard finally bites back
CHASKA, Minn. - There are pterodactyl-sized mosquitoes in the Minnesota prairies that are often been described as the state's bird.

Final major in a Funk

Mickelson, Duval try to figure out what went wrong once again
CHASKA, Minn. -- Phil Mickelson was at a rare loss for words.

Short knockers making things easy at Hazeltine

Sorenstam shares first-round lead at Compaq Open

Sorenstam shares first-round lead at Compaq Open
HELSINGBORG, Sweden -- Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam, back home in Sweden for the first time in two years, shot a 5-under-par 67 Thursday for a share of the first-round lead at the Compaq Open.

PGA Championship notebook
CHASKA, Minn. - Because Phil Mickelson and David Duval couldn't rise to the cut line, the cut line fell to them.

Jackson, Lucidi advance to U.S. Women's Amateur final

Jackson, Lucidi advance to U.S. Women's Amateur final
SCARBOROUGH, N.Y. -- Brandi Jackson advanced to the final of the U.S. Women's Amateur on Friday, beating Venezuela's Maru Martinez with a birdie on the first extra hole after winning the final three holes of regulation.

Mickelson, Duval try to figure out what went wrong once again

Final major in a Funk
CHASKA, Minn. - Bring in da noise. Bring in da Funk. Bring in da wind.

PGA Championship notebook

Matthew, Ellis, Park share Canadian Open lead
VAUDREUIL-DORION, Quebec -- Scotland's Catriona Matthew shot her second straight 2-under 70 Friday for a share of the second-round lead with Australian Michelle Ellis and South Korea's Gloria Park in the Canadian Women's Open.

Matthew, Ellis, Park share Canadian Open lead

Lonard finally bites back

Luck changes for Charles Howell

Five players share lead in North West of Ireland Open
BALLYLIFFIN, Ireland -- Five players have a share of the lead after Thursday's first round in the North West of Ireland Open.

Series requires serious bucks

Short knockers making things easy at Hazeltine
CHASKA, Minn. - The 15th hole at Hazeltine National Golf Club plays like the calm before the storm at this week's 84th PGA Championship.

Series requires serious bucks
To be a regular on the Regions Cup golf tournament circuit, you have to be willing to pay the price. Not with determination and desire, but with money.

Game-winning grand slam completes homecoming

Teammate's grand slam caps homecoming

Bats double up GreenJackets

Game report

Football fund-raiser tonight

Opener proves costly

Jacksonville prep football player dies during practice
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A high school football player died after collapsing during practice.

Football fund-raiser tonight
When the seven Aiken County football teams take the field tonight at the Aiken County Jamboree, the biggest goal might not be to win ameaningless exhibition . South Aiken coach Dan Pippin is more worried about making some money.

Opener proves costly
AIKEN - South Aiken coach Dan Pippin could sympathize with Aiken's plight; he knew it wasn't the Hornets' fault that they had to start the season a week early.

In 1977, 'Chronicle' showed King in his glory
When Elvis Presley died 25 years ago today, this newspaper sent a younger, thinner, longer-haired version of me out to find out how Augusta was taking the news.

Mary Oglesby will work for constituents

Bell will work for all segments

Experience tops name recognition

Kingery clear choice for chairman

Jones' leadership will be pro-active

Ron Cross is a civic-minded candidate

Merwyn Scott is a rare breed

Jones is an example to youths

Speaks of Murphy as a mentor

Dooley doesn't know diddly

Spears doesn't yield to negativism

Cross, Spears natural-born leaders

Steve Brown offers a perfect balance

Burns will 'bridge gaps'

Pardue the best to work with vets

DeLoach practices what he preaches

Andy Kingery passes test of time

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Ray Bross of Evans.

Arena meeting lacks quorum

State DOT officials hear tree-removal complaints

Brown's debt may cost home

States conflict in their storm evacuation routes
ATLANTA - Hurricane evacuation routes in Florida, Alabama and Georgia don't match up and could lead to traffic flowing into unprepared towns in southern Georgia, a state transportation expert said Thursday.

Across the area

Police pursue 2 men
Two Augusta men are being sought on charges of helping to kill a witness who testified against one of them in a 2000 murder trial.

City gets OK to take land for facility

News you can use

Around town

Across Georgia

GOP governor hopefuls spar in debate

Committee starts government work
In hopes of keeping history from repeating itself, state and local elected officials have agreed to work together to fix Augusta government.

Gracewood's CEO reassigned to Atlanta

Group marks Civil War buildings
Two of nearly 100 historical markers that will commemorate Georgia's most significant Civil War sites will be erected in Augusta later this year.

Children left at gas station

Choice of land prompts questions about growth

Family's bakery serves town

Augusta wants a lot of land compared with other cities

Subscriber of the day

Choice of land prompts questions about growth

Largest female class reports to The Citadel

Across the area

Across Georgia
NORCROSS -Gwinnett County police have charged a man with murder in the death of his 66-year-old mother.

Across South Carolina

Killers implicate police in '69 riot
YORK, Pa. - Two white men who pleaded guilty to the 1969 race-riot murder of a young black woman said in court this week that police officers had helped organize and incite them.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA -The Cobb County school board is considering a plan to let science teachers present alternative theories to evolution.

GOP governor hopefuls spar in debate
ATLANTA - Three Republican candidates for governor pa

Augusta wants a lot of land compared with other cities
In order to build a new water treatment plant in south Richmond County to serve about 45,000 people, the city of Augusta is seizing more land than most cities use to provide water for an entire city.

Subscriber of the day
William "W.G." Harris is today's subscriber of the day.

Fire destroys woman's plans
AIKEN - Until Thursday, Dernice Butler had been working on making a home out of the manufactured house she had bought a few months ago.

Around town
BACK IN TIME AUG. 17, 1959 Burglars failed to crack a safe at a Gwinnett Street grocery store Saturday night, but they escaped with $70 from a cash register and 40 cartons of cigarettes.

For now, Comair steers clear of Augusta
Augustans will not be able to fly directly to Cincinnati next month from Augusta Regional Airport.

Family's bakery serves town
NEW HOLLAND - For Katie Mast, each Friday starts far before the sun creeps over the horizon. Just as the dew condenses, she awakes.

Mom fights school
A North Augusta mother plans to appeal a decision by school officials to suspend and possibly expel her 13-year-old daughter this week after a scuffle Tuesday with a teacher at Paul Knox Middle School.

Largest female class reports to The Citadel
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Fifty women will be among the knobs reporting to The Citadel today. It is the largest class of freshmen women to enroll at the state military college.

Across the area
An Augusta man accused of having sexual relations with a teenager was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.

Residents oppose youth facility
CLEARWATER - Residents concerned about a proposal to house emotionally disturbed youths near the Belclear Heights subdivision are speaking out.

Group marks Civil War buildings

Residents oppose youth facility

Transportation board files funding request

School awaits program funding

States conflict in their storm evacuation routes

Across South Carolina

Killers implicate police in '69 riot

Mayors support route over Savannah River
A proposed bus route between Aiken and Richmond counties could go up for approval as early as September at the next Augusta Regional Transportation Study policy group meeting, officials say.

Mother deserts wreck scene

Children left at gas station
An Augusta man was arrested Friday on charges of leaving three children at a local convenience store.

Police pursue 2 men

Gracewood's CEO reassigned to Atlanta
The head of Gracewood State School and Hospital has been reassigned in the wake of critical surveys of the state institution that threatened to end its funding.

Correction

Scores go up on Aiken exit exams
AIKEN - Aiken County's high school exit exams showed slight improvement during the previous year of testing, according to Frank Roberson, the associate superintendent of instructional services for the school system.

Committee starts government work

Mayors support route over Savannah River

Across the area
The two work-release inmates who stole money from a lost purse have been charged with simple larceny, police said.

Brown's debt may cost home
AIKEN - James Brown could face the loss of his $400,000 Beech Island home and more than 50 acres of land around it because of his debt on an empty, unsold building in Augusta, real estate lawyers say.

Transportation board files funding request
ATLANTA - Georgia's Transportation Board went through the motions Thursday, adopting a budget request that seeks $60 million next year for local highway improvements and almost $10 million for passenger rail.

Meth lab operator says he is guilty

Arena meeting lacks quorum
When just six members showed up at Thursday's special meeting of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority, perhaps the only member it surprised was interim Chairman Joe Scott.

Stalker gets 11 years in jail

Choice of land prompts questions about growth
The Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce chairman wants to know whether the city of Augusta did its homework before deciding to build a water treatment plant across the road from Augusta Regional Airport.

Meth lab operator says he is guilty
An Augusta man caught with a cache of narcotics while free on bond pending trial on other drug charges was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday.

News you can use
AUG. 16, 1929 Charged with the violation of the Harrison Narcotic act, Dr. George L. Carpenter and George S. Farmer, both of Wrens, Ga., were bound over to the next term of Federal Court by U.S. Commissioner C.J. Skinner Jr. yesterday morning. Dr. Carpenter's bond was fixed at $1,500, and that of Mr. Farmer was fixed at $1,000. The bonds were furnished, and both men were released.

Officials rebut grand jury prediction of budget shortfall
Augusta number-crunchers say a special grand jury prediction that government offices will fall short on funding as early as next month might be an exaggeration.

Process starts in river, ends in drinking glasses
It begins as part of the Savannah River's murky flow - and reappears later from the taps of thousands of Richmond County households.

City gets OK to take land for facility
A court-appointed mediator has decided the city can take all of the land it condemned in south Augusta for a new water treatment plant but must pay the Leroy Simkins Jr. family more money than the city's appraisers said the land was worth.

State DOT officials hear tree-removal complaints
Georgia Department of Transportation Director of Operations David Studstill could have painted a bull's-eye on his back and been less of a target.

Shelter fights heat
T.C. is one cool cat. So are the five Siamese draped in various states of relaxation in cages at Richmond County Animal Control now that they have air conditioning.

Mother deserts wreck scene
Police were looking Thursday for an Augusta mother who they say abandoned her two children in the woods while trying to escape arrest in a hit-and-run accident.

School awaits program funding
A $50,000 promise from Georgia School Superintendent Linda Schrenko has sparked a political battle and left some local school officials looking for the money.

Police arrest Bryant's owner
Authorities arrested the owner of Bryant's Food & Fuel convenience stores Thursday on charges connected to the discovery of 39 video poker machines at his Thomson store.

Stalker gets 11 years in jail
A mentally ill man who tormented a family through bizarre letters and deeds received an 11-year prison sentence Friday.

Correction
The crossword puzzle in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained an incorrect clue for 6 Down in the grid. The clue should have said: North Carolina Queen City. (The correct answer is Charlotte.)

Police arrest Bryant's owner

Officials rebut grand jury prediction of budget shortfall

Mom fights school

Across South Carolina
MANNING - Troopers say they seized three kilograms of heroin worth an estimated $30 million during a traffic stop along Interstate 95 in Clarendon County.

Across South Carolina
MOUNT PLEASANT -It would cost almost $5 million to place missing children message boards at major intersections across South Carolina, so police and public safety officials hope private businesses will get involved.

Let Tiger stick to what he knows
CHASKA, Minn. - We'd like to welcome again to the interview room, Mr. Tiger Woods, who shot a first-round 71 to stand three back of the leaders. Could you please go over your birdies, bogeys and social values before we open the floor for questions.

NASCAR moves Charlotte's fall race to Saturday night

Carpentier hot on da Matta's heels

More speculation persists about Rudd's future

More speculation persists about Rudd's future
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- The Ricky Rudd saga took another twist Friday, with persistent speculation in the Winston Cup garage that he would move to the Wood Brothers' No. 21 team next season.

NASCAR moves Charlotte's fall race to Saturday night
CONCORD, N.C. -- Lowe's Motor Speedway pulled off a double sweep this week, winning rights to host The Winston and getting NASCAR to make its fall race a Saturday night event.

Carpentier hot on da Matta's heels
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- Patrick Carpentier is suddenly making things uncomfortable for Cristiano da Matta in the race for the CART championship.

NASCAR's all-star race to return to Charlotte next year
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Winston, NASCAR's annual All-Star race, will return to Lowe's Motor Speedway next season for a 16th straight year.

Earnhardt powers to first pole of the season

Priestley recovering from surgery on back, feet
INDIANAPOLIS -- Actor Jason Priestley was in serious but stable condition Thursday after surgery on his broken feet and back.

Bobby Labonte looking to turn season around

Michigan track reminds Irvan of triumph, tragedy
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Since he retired from driving a race car in 1999, Ernie Irvan hasn't been to many races.

Bobby Labonte looking to turn season around
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Bobby Labonte has gotten over the shock of performing poorly. Now, he'd just like to get back to the front.

Michigan track reminds Irvan of triumph, tragedy

Earnhardt powers to first pole of the season
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. beat Kevin Harvick, his teammates and darkness to win his first pole of the season in qualifying Friday for the Pepsi 400.

Fever trounces Liberty in Game 2

Jackson making some progress

Coach welcomes big challenge

Weiner vs. Strahan, Part II

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Ms. Barbara Wilson (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrtle Allen (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Magruder (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle Allen (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Cooper (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Minnie Scott (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. George McNeal (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Matthew Pate (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Williams (Retired N.Y. Telephone Company Hephzibah, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Cooper (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Douglas Grant (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Ms. Peggy Collins (AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Teresa Moss (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Davis (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Blackburn (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dolly Fountain (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Marcus Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Davis (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. John Moore (POOLER, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Wright (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mr. Milledge Day Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Randolph Leverett (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Atkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin Chance (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Rev. James Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Gentry (ELLIJAY, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Bailie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Moore (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Brenda New (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Katie Harris (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Howard Shaw (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Bea Watford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bea Watford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Holmes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Holmes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Ward (DECATUR, Ga.)

Ms. Henrietta Cummings (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche Waters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Roberts (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Aaron Hammock (GIRARD, Ga.)

Rev. Inez Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Loretta Sanders (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Lugenia Key (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucille Crawford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace Stubblefield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Alice Gresham (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. William Canady (DOUGLAS, Ga.)

Cross, Spears natural-born leaders
If President George W. Bush can come to Atlanta and Columbia to support the candidacies of candidates in Georgia and South Carolina, I feel I can do the same for two of my friends who are running for office in Columbia County. Joel Simmons, Augusta

Andy Kingery passes test of time
The people of Columbia County are indeed fortunate to have the opportunity to elect Andy Kingery as chairman of the Columbia County Commission on Aug. 20. Mike and Sandra Fowler, Augusta

Burns will 'bridge gaps'
I want to share with your readers my knowledge of Max Burns, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Congressional District 12. He is an educator, a farmer, a retired military reservist and a former chairman of the Screven County Board of Commissioners. Ward L. Hernandez, Waynesboro, Ga.

Condemnable action
When a man is condemned, he is put to death.

Heart does matter
If you never saw Judith Pannell, you'd still know she's beautiful.

Good for nothing
"I don't know why the good lord put them on the earth, but they sure are aggravating."

Steve Brown offers a perfect balance
As the Republican primary draws near, I am asking the voters of Columbia County Commission District 1 to support Steve Brown. Patti McWhirter, Evans, Ga.

Mary Oglesby will work for constituents
I urge voters in Georgia House District 99 to consider Mary Oglesby on Aug. 20 in the Republican primary. Walter S. Knight, Augusta

Speaks of Murphy as a mentor
I have had the pleasure of knowing Quincy Murphy since 1994. Having worked with him for four of those years, I know the issues he speaks on are ones he is passionate about and close to his heart. Brooke Bailey, Augusta

DeLoach practices what he preaches
I have known George DeLoach for several years now. During this time, I have found him to be a tireless advocate for those constituents he represents. Kenneth James, Keysville, Ga.

Spears doesn't yield to negativism
Congratulations to Frank Spears for not yielding to the politics of negativism. A family man, a businessman, a man of integrity, he has the proven experience as the current Columbia County commissioner for District 1 to lead us through the next four years. Meryl H. Alalof, Martinez, Ga.

Merwyn Scott is a rare breed
I had the pleasure of attending a Merwyn Scott campaign meeting, and I was very impressed with his honesty and sensitivity to the needs of Augusta area residents. I. A. Jilani, Martinez, Ga.

Method to madness
The headline on Monday said, "School start stirs debate." Unfortunately, that's not quite as true as it should be.

Kingery clear choice for chairman
Having done extensive research on the two candidates for the commission chairman for Columbia County, it is very easy to endorse and recommend the better choice. Andy Kingery is clearly the only choice for Columbia County. Mr. Kingery's business and banking experience, combined with his honesty and genuine concern for Columbia County, make him a true standout when compared to his competition. Brett McGuire, Appling, Ga.

Pardue the best to work with vets
We strongly support Chuck Pardue's candidacy for the 12th Congressional District. He is a Vietnam veteran who has worked with disabled veterans for decades. Louise and William Head, Augusta

Experience tops name recognition
I was surprised today when I received a letter from the Max Burns for Congress campaign informing me the District 12 Democratic primary was pretty much decided in favor of Charles Walker Jr. Ed Sprole, Statesboro, Ga.

Jones' leadership will be pro-active
Before I met Harold V. Jones II, I had heard what other voters said he stood for. It turns out the other candidates have seen the sense in what he stands for and have since attempted to cover themselves in Jones' campaign mantle. Obviously, it is the thing to do, especially if you find yourself out in the political cold without a blanket of your own.Stephen Gaines, Augusta

Ron Cross is a civic-minded candidate
I am a staunch supporter of Ron Cross for the chairmanship of the Columbia County Commission. I have known Mr. Cross for a number of years, and have had the opportunity to serve with him on the board of St. Johns Towers in downtown Augusta. He brought much leadership and ability to that board, as he does to his church and many other organizations he serves. Birnie Florie, Evans, Ga.

Bell will work for all segments
This is an important year for local and state elections. The upcoming primary election is of vital importance to he Augusta area. We have an opportunity to make a difference in our community, our lives and the lives of our children. We must get to the polls on Aug. 20 and elect a state representative for Georgia House District 96 who will work for our concerns and needs. Robert Reeves, Augusta

Jones is an example to youths
I join the applause with Charlie Pugh and Jean Embry on Harold Jones II's campaign for Georgia House District 97. Marjorie G. Barbee, Hephzibah, Ga.

Dooley doesn't know diddly
I recently attended a Richmond County GOP breakfast at which both GOP candidates for the new 12th Congressional District, Max Burns and Barbara Dooley, participated in a question and answer session. Nahali Croft, Evans, Ga.

Overtime

Overtime

Hawk draws skating crowds again at X Games

Boulami breaks own steeplechase record
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Brahim Boulami broke his own world record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Weltklasse Golden League meet Friday, while Olympic champion Maurice Greene was just fifth in the 100 dash.

Hawk draws skating crowds again at X Games
PHILADELPHIA -- At age 34, Tony Hawk has been riding a skateboard longer than some athletes at the X Games have been alive.

Overtime
A Pennsylvania Little League team that lost to Harlem filed a formal protest Thursday, asking officials to investigate whether the New York squad used ineligible players.

Hingis given U.S. Open wild card
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Martina Hingis was given one of eight wild-card entries into the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Overtime
Florida held on to defeat Georgia 30-24 in the 22nd Georgia-Florida Women's Team Matches on Friday at the Grand Harbor Club's River Course in Vero Beach, Fla.

Fishing report

Fishing report
Schooling hybrids and stripers have been playing hide-and-go-seek with the writer and the fish have been winning.

Fishing tournament news

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or informatio

Coach welcomes big challenge
ATLANTA - The New York Giants are considered a long shot to return to the NFC playoffs this year, but Pete Mangurian doesn't agree.

Weiner vs. Strahan, Part II
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Todd Weiner looks forward to another chance to go against NFL sack king Michael Strahan.

Jackson making some progress
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons didn't sign Willie Jackson to a three-year, $3.5 million contract to have him work solely in three-receiver formations or third-down situations.

Bears top Rams
ST. LOUIS -- Last year, Ken Mastrole played in the minor leagues of Arena ball, while holding down a part-time job helping kids in Florida. He was making $200 a week.

Experts rekindle church debate
Rivalry is heating up again over who holds the title "oldest black church in America."

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple-based activities in the Augusta and Aiken area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Hundreds to perform in musical 'God in Us'
Instead of choir robes, it will be khakis and golf shirts.

Read the directions that God provides
The writer of Proverbs noted you could tell a lazy person by the look of their land.

Faith digest
Ruth Graham McIntyre of Shenandoah Valley, Va., the youngest daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, will lead a women's Bible study at 7 p.m. Friday at West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road in Evans.

A joyful noise
When Marlon Stokes' stay in Japan was over, they had to make him leave - and his Japanese gospel music students were a big part of the reason he didn't want to go.

Let Tiger stick to what he knows

Asteroid to pass within viewing range of observers on Earth
WASHINGTON -- An asteroid will pass close enough to the Earth to be viewed with binoculars on Saturday night, but astronomers said there is no immediate danger that the half-mile-wide space rock will hit the planet.

Stockholders, customers go on Net to gripe
Former and current employees and customers hold little back when they post messages on the anti-Qwest site, tsewq.com (Qwest spelled backward).

Language-related gene established within past 200,000 years
A gene linked to language became widely established in the human population within the last 200,000 years, perhaps because it helped people communicate better and survive, researchers said.

Georgia hopes to end 20-year drought

Georgia hopes to end 20-year drought
Now is a good time for Georgia to end its two-decade championship drought - the Bulldogs won't be getting kicked around by Steve Spurrier anymore.

USC's Brewer feeling better on repaired ankle
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina running back Ryan Brewer said his surgically repaired ankle feels better as football camp continues.

USC's Brewer feeling better on repaired ankle

Fever trounces Liberty in Game 2
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tamika Catchings scored 29 points and Coquese Washington added 13 as the Indiana Fever beat the New York Liberty 73-55 on Friday night for the first playoff victory in franchise history.

Language-related gene established within past 200,000 years

Stockholders, customers go on Net to gripe

Asteroid to pass within viewing range of observers on Earth

Faith digest

A joyful noise

Faith and fellowship calendar

Experts rekindle church debate

Hundreds to perform in musical 'God in Us'