At the movies: "Possession"

At the movies: "The Good Girl"

Angels in the theatre

Video watch
JUST OUT: The Rookie, High Crimes, Queen of the Damned and Crush

Video watch

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

Pinmonkey blends bluegrass, rock, country

Jazz raises funds for students
Hot food, cool jazz and dancing are part of the festivities Sunday at Paine College's 13th Annual Evening of Jazz Festival.

Applause calendar

Pinmonkey blends bluegrass, rock, country
Pinmonkey is a hot new band with a ballad about love lost in Augusta.

Dysfunctional families are the subjects of some exceptional movies

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle.

At the movies: "Possession"
A.S. Byatt's 1990 novel "Possession" won Britain's highest literary honor, the Booker Prize, and attracted legions of fans to a parallel story of romance and intellectual rigor. Now along comes Neil LaBute's film adaptation to make those who haven't read it wonder: "So what?"

Concert calendar
List of concerts in the Aiken-Augusta area.

At the movies: 'fear dot com'

Mini reviews
Movies are listed through Thursday with theater location. 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.

Taj of India curries favor with taste buds

At the movies: 'fear dot com'
"fear dot com" isn't just bad in a corny, horror-flick kind of way, though it has its share of unintentionally funny moments. It's bad in a sickening, disturbing way, with its gratuitous mixture of sex and violence.

Concert calendar

Dysfunctional families are the subjects of some exceptional movies
An emotionally absent father butts heads with his rebellious son. An abusive mother slings barbs and the occasional piece of dinnerware at family members. Sibling rivalry escalates to pistols at dawn.

Mini reviews

Standing ovations
The Augusta GreenJackets are on their final homestand of the season, with games through Monday against the Charleston RiverDogs at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Milledge Road. Fireworks follow the game tonight, and the GreenJackets will have fan appreciation nights Saturday and Sunday. Game times are 7:15 p.m. today, Saturday and Monday and 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $1-$8, with group rates available. Call 736-7889 or see the Web site tixonline.com.

Standing ovations

Taj of India curries favor with taste buds
Augusta may be steeped in Old South tradition, but the city seems to grow more multicultural every day. As new restaurants reflect this diversity, the term "melting pot" is taking on a literal significance.

Jazz raises funds for students

Angels in the theatre
Life in America in the opening days of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s is the subject of Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches, the season-opening production from The Augusta Theatre Company.

At the movies: "The Good Girl''
"The Good Girl'' will finally make Jennifer Aniston a movie star.

Club calendar

Labor deal saves Twins, could send Expos to DC
WASHINGTON -- Baseball's labor agreement was especially good news for Minnesota and Washington. The Twins aren't going to disappear anytime soon, and the quest for a team in the nation's capital got a huge boost.

Winners and losers in baseball's new labor agreement
Winners and losers in baseball's labor agreement reached Friday:

Winners and losers in baseball's new labor agreement

Hours run down for baseball to avoid strike
NEW YORK -- Baseball negotiators worked relentlessly Thursday to avert a strike just hours before the deadline, leaving players, owners and fans across the country wondering whether the season would continue.

Georgia baseball fans react to strike that almost was
ATLANTA -- Disappointment, even disgust, ran high as a half-dozen baseball fans lined up at the Turner Field ticket office late Friday afternoon.

One day left for baseball to avoid strike
NEW YORK -- With little time left to avert a baseball strike, negotiators resumed talks while players, owners and fans around the nation awaited word on whether the season would come to a stop.

Labor deal saves Twins, could send Expos to DC

Hours run down for baseball to avoid strike

One day left for baseball to avoid strike

Vacation postcards make summer seem a little longer

Riley Nicole Bridwell

Logan Taylor Jones
Billy and Anna Jones of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Logan Taylor Jones, Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Eddie and Laura Ayers of Buford, Ga., Kay Jones of Martinez, and B.T. and Kaye Jones of Detroit.

Maya Alexis Bush
Larry Bush and Cynthia Boseman, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Maya Alexis Bush, Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Johnnie L. Brown of Augusta and the late Frank and Julie Boseman.

Tristan Railey Landers
Timothy J. and Tracie

Wyatt Chase Beagles

Danyele Renee Maddox
Eric and Jessica Maddox of Harlem announce the birth of a daughter, Danyele Renee Maddox, Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William T. Dees of Harlem and Mr. and Mrs. David Shirling of Appling.

Barbara Maxine Thurmond
Mr. and Mrs.

McKayla Elizabeth Morris
Steven Wayne and Dana Davis Morris of M

Ryan Michael Ash
Michael Wayne and Debbie Noland Ash of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Ryan Michael Ash, Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Noland, Wayne Ash and Sue Ash, all of Augusta.

Kelton Reynolds Patafie
Brian

Kennedy Alexis Handy
Maurice and Jynelle Handy of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, Kennedy Alexis Handy, Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Matthews of Topeka, Kan., and Mary Handy of Selbyville, Del.

Daniel Jacob Redfern
Michael and Leah Redfern of Cary, N.C., announce the birth of a son, Daniel Jacob Redfern, Friday, June 28, 2002, in Cary. Grandparents are Vincent and Barbara Hart of Racine, Wis., and Claudia R. Usry of Gibson, Ga.

Makenzie Grace Sorrell

Allen Kaleb Sconiers

Niyah Aaliyah Swinger
Calvin F. Swinger

Mallory Michelle Skinner
Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Skin

Riley Nicole Bridwell
Joey and Candace

Wyatt Chase Beagles
Jason Walker Beagles and Rebekah Brown, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Wyatt

Shianne Faith Cartin
The Rev. and Mrs. M. Dean Cartin of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Shianne Faith Cartin, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gene Kirkland of Blythe and Carolyn Cartin of Aiken.

Allen Kaleb Sconiers

Morgan Celeste Davis
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Davis Jr.

Maya Alexis Bush

Christopher Mandarin Mack II
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Mack of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Christopher Mandarin Mack II, Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Wayne Banks of Los Angeles and Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mack of Augusta.

McKayla Elizabeth Morris

Caleb Keishawn Tarver

Zackary James Canuette

Kennedy Alexis Handy

Logan Gage Kitchens

Hunter James Via

Logan Taylor Jones

Dejza Ann Cleere

Barbara Maxine Thurmond

Caleb Keishawn Tarver
Scottie and Victoria Tarver of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Caleb Keishawn Tarver, Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Bertha M. Paige of Augusta, Connie Stevens of North Augusta and Elizabeth Stevens of Bath.

Whitman Alexander Stacy

Hunter James Via
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Via of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Hunter James Via, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell Jr. of Lincolnton, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Via of Augusta.

Morgan Celeste Davis

Reagan Kathleen Burdette
Charles and

Megan Elizabeth Bralley

Zackary James Canuette
Robert Can

Daniel Jacob Redfern

Olivia Nicole Cason
Travis Noel and Melissa Marie Cason of Evans announce the birth of a daughter, Olivia Nicole Cason, Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cason, all of Martinez.

Reagan Kathleen Burdette

Dejza Ann Cleere
Lacy Ann Cleere of Hephzibah announces the birth of a daughter, Dejza Ann Cleere, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Gary and Barbara Cleere of Hephzibah and Wayne and Nona Sue Walker of Las Vegas, Nev.

Matthew Stephen Hauser

Jackson Richard Davis
Rich and Maggie Davis of Evans announce the birth of a son, Jackson Richard Davis, Friday, July 19, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Moore of Aiken and Mr. and Mrs. James R. Davis of Martinez.

Kelton Reynolds Patafie

Kenneth Wayne Coleman II
Mr.

Kenneth Wayne Coleman II

Matthew Stephen Hauser
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hauser

Shianne Faith Cartin

Jessica Lynn Griswold
Mr. and Mrs. Shane

Jessica Lynn Griswold

Mallory Michelle Skinner

Bryar Troy Stewart

Tristan Railey Landers

Katlyn Rochelle Elam
Ron and Melissa Elam of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Katlyn Rochelle Elam, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are William and Lee Young and J.D. and Redia Elam, all of Lincolnton, Ga.

Jackson Richard Davis

Kennedy Grace Smith
Ryan Smith and Ginger Partin, bot

Katlyn Rochelle Elam

Makenzie Grace Sorrell
Guy and Regina Sorrell of Eva

Kennedy Grace Smith

Megan Elizabeth Bralley
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Bralley of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Megan Elizabeth Bralley, Thursday, July 25, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mary Kelley of Augusta, the late A.L. Kelley and Mr. and Mrs. James Bralley of Augusta.

Niyah Aaliyah Swinger

Whitman Alexander Stacy
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip G. Stacy of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Whitman Alexander Stacy, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Stewart P. Hull of Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Stacy of Martinez.

Logan Gage Kitchens
Mr. and Mrs. Lindy D. Kitchens of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Logan Gage Kitchens, Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Templeton Jr. of Grovetown and Mr. and Mrs. Lindy Kitchens of Evans.

Bryar Troy Stewart
Charles Troy

Danyele Renee Maddox

Christopher Mandarin Mack II

Ryan Michael Ash

Olivia Nicole Cason

Moss dominates Montreal in win
MONTREAL - After spending the better part of Friday playing the part of John Candy in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, the Atlanta Braves were less than thrilled to arrive at Olympic Stadium without enough time to take batting practice.

Braves drop third straight road series
PITTSBURGH - The sign hanging from the right field stands at PNC Park could have been addressing the Atlanta Braves' offenseas much as the impending player's strike.

Businesses near Turner Field will be hurt by baseball strike
ATLANTA -- A motel just down the street from Turner Field has already felt the sting of a potential baseball strike, whether or not the players walk out Friday as threatened.

Atlanta regroups after unusual day
ATLANTA REGROUPS: This was the kind of day it was for the Braves: As the team's buses departed a downtown Pittsburgh hotel Friday morning, manager Bobby Cox called out, "Has anyone seen Chipper? Maddux? Marquis?"

Moss dominates Montreal in win

Businesses near Turner Field will be hurt by baseball strike

Braves drop third straight road series

Atlanta regroups after unusual day

Organized labor marks Labor Day with talk of strikes
NEW YORK -- Labor Day, its significance often lost in the haze of our collective national barbecue, is supposed to be an occasion for organized labor to celebrate itself.

Economy grows at 1.1 percent rate in second quarter

Stocks mixed on economic reports

Chamber award stuns broker
When insurance broker Tommy Norris was named the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Person of the Year on Thursday, perhaps the only person it surprised was Tommy Norris.

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Rates for 30-year and 15-year mortgages edged down this week, while rates on one-year adjustable rate mortgages held steady, according to a nationwide survey released Thursday.

Stocks mixed on economic reports
NEW YORK -- Wall Street stumbled through a choppy session Thursday and ended mixed, with blue chips giving up a modest gain and tech stocks holding on to their own moderate advance.

Businesses attend expo

Economy grows at 1.1 percent rate in second quarter
WASHINGTON --After bolting out of the starting gate at the beginning of the year, the U.S. economy slowed in the spring, growing at an annual rate of just 1.1 percent.

Business briefs

Organized labor marks Labor Day with talk of strikes

Stocks fall Friday in light trading ahead of holiday
NEW YORK -- Wall Street bumped through a quiet session Friday, with blue chips rising on some upbeat economic news and then dropping back as investors played it safe before the Labor Day weekend. Tech stocks lagged throughout the day.

Stocks fall Friday in light trading ahead of holiday

Revived medical facility purchases MRI scanner

Businesses attend expo
Larry Rosselot reached into his pocket and pulled out a wad of business cards. He fanned them out to show an array of colors and designs, each one from a different prospective client.

Revived medical facility purchases MRI scanner
For proof of St. Joseph Hospital's financial turnaround, one need look no further than its new $1.5 million MRI scanner.

Business briefs
Although US Airways is planning to reduce its flights by 13 percent this year, the Arlington, Va.-based carrier will add a plane in Augusta, according to a schedule released Friday.

Labor of Lovett

A once heated rivalry returns
Georgia cornerback Tim Jennings grew up a Georgia fan, but he didn't know until recently that the Bulldogs ever had a rivalry with Clemson.

A once heated rivalry returns

Labor of Lovett
CLEMSON, S.C. - John Lovett says he knows absolutely nothing about Clemson's dominating defenses of the 1980s. He was busy during that period, trying to carve out a coaching career at places like Brown University, Union College and the University of Maine.

Zook hopes to hook Gator fans in debut

Game of the week

Pough: Watson should play Saturday

Pough: Watson should play Saturday
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina State coach Buddy Pough says Derek Watson should play Saturday in the Bulldogs' opener against Tennessee State.

Game of the week
The Chan Gailey era begins at Georgia Tech. ... The Yellow Jackets and Commodores are meeting for the first time since 1967. ... Bobby Johnson is in his first year at Vanderbilt after leaving Furman. ... Georgia Tech fullback Brian Johnson , a former Lakeside High standout, isn't expected to play because of a sprained ankle.

Valdosta State still searching for Bonner's replacement
With two-time Harlon Hill Trophy winner Dusty Bonner departed, the Valdosta State Blazers will have a new starting quarterback when they open the 2002 season Saturday night at Albany State.

Valdosta State still searching for Bonner's replacement

Zook hopes to hook Gator fans in debut
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- What would normally be tuneup time for Florida is instead a major happening.

The bleeding goes on

Verify SRS plan

Shortage is a scandal

Obsessing on SAT

When army worms invade, bomb them with insecticides
Army worms are on the march. They were first found in the Augusta area two or three weeks ago in a farmer's field and have since moved onto lawns. Army worms feed on Bermuda grass, and rarely on Zoysia lawns. An army worm infestation is easy to spot: you have a lawn one day and almost overnight your lawn is gone, eaten down to the stems.

Course covers flower shows
The National Garden Clubs will offer Flower Show School Course V, Tuesday through Thursday at First Baptist Church of Augusta.

Eagles fall to Delaware in opener
NEWARK, Del. - For the past four years, finding someone to make a big play was hardly a problem for Georgia Southern.

Plenty of QBs on the field for Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech
ATLANTA -- When Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson announced Jay Cutler would start at quarterback against Georgia Tech on Saturday night, he was emphatic that backup Benji Walker also would play.

Gailey ready for first college game since 1993
ATLANTA -- For the first time since 1993, Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey will be on the sidelines coaching in a college game, and that could lead to some anxious moments during Saturday night's opener against Vanderbilt.

Eagles fall to Delaware in opener

Plenty of QBs on the field for Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech

Gailey ready for first college game since 1993

Groundskeepers wear many faces
Their white T-shirts and sneakers are stained with the red clay of a baseball field, and their sun-baked skin could be labeled "Crayola Burnt Sienna."

Strike won't affect minor-league baseball
Even with the specter of another Major League Baseball strike, America's game is alive and well in the minors.

The early birds get the work
It's the most important part of the job for a minor-league ballplayer, and there are no scorecards, box scores or statistics to prove it.

Groundskeepers wear many faces
Their white T-shirts and sneakers are stained with the red clay of a baseball field, and their sun-baked skin could be labeled "Crayola Burnt Sienna."

Trainer enjoys his 'specialty'
Nobody told Mark Ryan about the sea of red tape.

Neal's laundry list includes Jackets
His job goes something like this: Pick up after 25 professional baseball players, launder their filthy, often malodorous uniforms, fetch them things like clean towels, shaving cream and shampoo, make them peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and bear the brunt of their insults and jokes.

West Lake returns to area circuit
When West Lake Country Club's golf course reopens today, long-time members may think they've been transported to 1990.

Meunier-Lebouc takes lead in State Farm Classic
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- France's Patricia Meunier-Lebouc shot a 5-under-par 67 on Friday for a three-shot lead heading into the third round of the State Farm Classic.

Barlow leads Air Canada heading into third round

Cancer survivor appreciates life as a pro
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Jerry McGee likes to joke about how tough it is to be a professional golfer.

Barlow leads Air Canada heading into third round
SURREY, British Columbia -- Craig Barlow isn't going to let the pressure of leading the Air Canada Championship get to him. It's the adrenaline that comes with it that he's worried about.

West Lake returns to area circuit

Masters will air ad-free

Cancer survivor appreciates life as a pro

Meunier-Lebouc takes lead in State Farm Classic

Mickelson will skip Canadian Open with back injury

Masters will air ad-free
The telecast of the 2003 Masters Tournament will not include any commercials, Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Hootie Johnson said Friday.

Mickelson will skip Canadian Open with back injury
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Phil Mickelson will not play in next week's Canadian Open after slightly injuring his back.

The early birds get the work

Strike won't affect minor-league baseball

Trainer enjoys his 'specialty'

Groundskeepers wear many faces

Groundskeepers wear many faces

Neal's laundry list includes Jackets

Westside spoils Hill's first game

Football player collapses, dies before practice

Remembering on the field

Game day picks

Clock ticks off organization

Harlem quarterback faces familiar foe in opener

Thoroughbreds ride Hunter to victory in season opener

Key matchups

Protecting the streak

Panthers ruin debut for Hill

Rashada stands alone at Richmond Academy

Remembering on the field
MONETTA, S.C. - New Ridge Spring-Monetta High School football coach Mark Rodgers sat in the school's football office in mid-June waiting for his boss to arrive.

Harlem quarterback faces familiar foe in opener
Following a standout quarterback after he graduates isn't going to be easy for Harlem signal-callerMike Hawkinberry. But when the Bulldogs travel to Aquinas for tonight's 7:30 p.m. game, the senior should have a little bit of confidence.

Yellow Jackets rumble past Rebels
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - North Augusta coach Joe Long said he was concerned with his team's offense entering Friday night's season opener.

Tigers shut out Red Devils
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Lincoln County coach Larry Campbell needs just four victories to become the winningest coach in Georgia high school history, but the rivals from up the road refuse to cooperate.

Game day picks
When I was in college, I had this great football column - it was called Pigskin Picks and it was a fairly popular item on Fridays.

Silver Bluff streak ends at Newberry
NEWBERRY, S.C. - For 14 seconds on Friday night, Silver Bluff looked like the same team that won back-to-back state championships and entered the 2002 season on a 30-game winning streak.

Screven County stops Statesboro
STATESBORO, Ga. - Just call Screven County the streak buster. Friday night, the Gamecocks handed Statesboro its first home loss in 22 games with a 13-0 season-opening victory over the Blue Devils at Womack Field.

Football player collapses, dies before practice
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A Carolina Academy football player, who playfully wrestled with teammates before practice, collapsed on the field and later died.

Key matchups
A look at key matchups for this weekend.

Thoroughbreds ride Hunter to victory in season opener
AIKEN, S.C. - Rashad Hunter knew it would be up to him to carry South Aiken in its opener against Midland Valley. From the opening kickoff until the final seconds ticked down, he just kept running and never looked back.

Protecting the streak
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Silver Bluff football coach Al Lown talks about "The Streak," how it started and how far it could go. If prompted, he'll speak about the possibilities of setting a South Carolina record for consecutive wins.

Panthers ruin debut for Hill
For Lakeside coach Randy Hill, busy wasn't the word to describe his first experience on the field as a head coach. Instead, he said, it was chaotic.

Rashada stands alone at Richmond Academy
It was the first play of the second half in the fourth game of last season when Richmond Academy's Ibrahim Rashada began the transformation. At the time, it was purely a physical change.

Greenbrier takes opening victory
When Greenbrier took the field for its season-opening contest against Evans Friday night, the public address announcer mistakenly referred to the home team as the "Briarwood" Wolfpack - and he wasn't the only one with first-game jitters.

Clock ticks off organization
ATHENS, Ga. - Just two days before its scheduled season opener against Thomson, Hart County had its new 25-second play clock banned by the Georgia High School Association.

Westside spoils Hill's first game
For Lakeside coach Randy Hill, busy wasn't the word to describe his first experience on the field as a head coach. Instead, he said, it was chaotic.

Musketeers make plays vs. Bulldogs
In a game where key interceptions swung momentum, the Richmond Academy Musketeers defeated the Butler Bulldogs 28-25 in Friday's season opener.

Wildcats roll over Glenn Hills
Laney has mastered playing as an underdog. The next step for the Wildcats is embracing the role of favorite.

Vacation postcards make summer seem a little longer
It used to be the Labor Day weekend signaled the close of summer.

Masters telecast to be commercial free
The telecast of the 2003 Masters Tournament will not include any commercials, Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Hootie Johnson said Friday.

Georgia man charged in Carpenter death
AIKEN - Investigators announced this morning they have charged a Georgia man in the death of Jessica Carpenter after DNA evidence linked him to the Aiken teenager's rape and slaying two years ago this month.

Four cadidates to challenge Young in mayoral race
Former Augusta Coliseum Authority member Bonnie Ruben filed today with the city elections office to have her name added to November ballots in Augusta's mayoral race.

Arab-Americans should separate from terrorists

What will the fans have to cheer about without baseball?

New terminal not needed at airport

Titles of respect not for terrorists

Name-calling won't return Stallions

Difference in foolishness and felony

Prosecute real criminals, not kids

Selective tax increases intolerable

Christians wrongly stereotyped as anti-science, anti-reason

Augusta to settle old debts
The city of Augusta will be debt free by the end of this year after two general obligation bonds are paid off with property tax collections from previous years.

Without rain, Georgia's wells go dry
ATHENS, Ga. - Franklin Fortson is behind schedule.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Enon Hopkins of Evans.

Parole officials lost track of suspect
AIKEN - During the summer of 2000, the man Aiken police have charged in the death of Jessica Carpenter had gone off the radar screen of Georgia parole officials.

Across the Southeast

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Labor Day:

Across the Southeast
RUTLEDGE, Ala. -An unemployed man who had been hiding out with his 16-year-old girlfriend was charged with capital murder Friday in the shooting deaths of six members of her family at their rural home.

Woman joins mayor's race on final day
In two last-minute moves by mayoral candidates, one unexpected name will appear on ballots this November and one announced candidate has withdrawn from the running, leaving voters with a field of four men and one woman to choose from in this year's race.

Holiday closings

Revenue increase tops agenda
A panel of Augusta commissioners has endorsed a legislative agenda that, if implemented on the state level, aims to increase city revenues.

Across the area

Three coliseum authority posts will be filled
Joe Scott might not have much longer to serve as interim chairman of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority.

School sees rise in black freshmen
ATLANTA - The number of black incoming freshmen at the University of Georgia will increase slightly this fall, more than a year after a judge threw out the school's affirmative action policy as unconstitutional.

Army Corps will send less water to river
Flows from Thurmond Lake into the Savannah River will be reduced next week as declining water levels reach a critical point in terms of the need for water conservation.

City's attorney wants suit request blocked
An attorney for the city of Augusta has asked a judge to block a former employee's attempt to get information pertaining to an accounting audit of employees' payroll and time cards.

Meeting addresses Navy airfield plans
The Navy will hold a public meeting in Burke County on Sept. 12 to share information on its plan to establish a new airfield for its F/A-18 Super Hornet attack jets.

Man charged in Jessica Carpenter slaying
AIKEN - Investigators announced Friday that they have charged a man in a Georgia state prison in the death of Jessica Carpenter after DNA evidence linked him to the Aiken teenager's rape and slaying two years ago this month.

Home's resident charged in assault
The man accused of attacking a woman working at a group home in Columbia County was charged with felony aggravated assault with attempt to rape Friday.

School sees rise in black freshmen

New courthouse formally opens
Probate Court Judge Pat Hardaway smiled as she walked to the podium Friday morning.

Facility keeping watch on visitors who go to extremes to provide drugs
Drug smuggling is nothing new at the Richmond County jail, but authorities say the methods of getting them in are getting sneakier.

Cost of restaurant escalates for airport
Augusta Regional Airport officials and the new owners of the terminal's restaurant say they didn't know what they were getting into when they began renovating the High Flight Cafe.

News you can use
AUG. 30, 1902 The contract was awarded yesterday for the installment of a heating apparatus in Augusta's city hospital.

Liquor drive's results are in
AIKEN - The Aiken Elections Commission is expected to announce today that a referendum question will be added to the November ballot asking whether the public wants Sunday alcohol sales at restaurants.

China rattles granite market

Across South Carolina
LANCASTER -A bicyclist riding through a wooded area found the badly beaten body of a 23-year-old woman with her throat slashed, police say.

Charges bring joy, relief to Aiken

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A federal building in downtown Atlanta was evacuated Thursday after a bomb threat, but no explosives were found.

Former foe backs Allen in campaign
Robert Finch, an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the 12th Congressional District seat, has endorsed candidate Ben Allen.

Executives join up for goal
What's next: The United Way of Aiken County will announce its 2002 campaign goal at a kickoff celebration Sept. 6.

Gospel swindle ends in arrest
He came in a suit and quoted Scripture, but police say he was no minister.

Across the southeast
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -Industrial grit from the Midwest is not the main culprit behind mountain haze in the southern Appalachians, a 10-year air pollution study concluded.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME AUG. 31, 1912 The special Hospitals Committee of the Augusta City Council met yesterday and decided to dispense with the services of architect Myer J. Sturm of Chicago and turned the entire work over to G.L. Preacher, the local architect who has been working as an assistant to Mr. Sturm. The committee further decided to revise the plans at once, and to ask for bids that will come within the appropriation.

Holiday closings

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - A man who pleaded guilty to helping bilk many mobile home owners out of at least hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to 13 months in prison.

Woman joins mayor's race on final day

Subscriber of the day

Cloning food report may benefit company

Cloning food report may benefit company
ATHENS, Ga. - This little piggy went to the market. This little piggy got cloned.

New courthouse formally opens

2 men arrested in delivery heist

Cost of restaurant escalates for airport

Across the southeast

Alcohol sale issue goes on ballot

Airport advisers receive projects
The Augusta Regional Airport's aviation consultants have a list of projects to keep them busy after the airport's governing board met Thursday.

Parole officials lost track of suspect

Outlet replaces largest retailer in Edgefield
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - After six months without an occupant in a prominent downtown building, Edgefield town officials announced Thursday they had found a replacement for the departed Duck Head outlet.

Army Corps will send less water to river

Sixth defendant pleads guilty in 1969 race-riot murder

Across Georgia

Augusta to settle old debts

Event planned

Young candidate diverges from trend

Expanded database led to match
With no history of sexual or violent convictions, Robert F. Atkins might never have been tapped as a suspect for the slaying of Aiken teenager Jessica Carpenter.

Downtown accident

Downtown accident
A Nissan Pathfinder ran into a downtown building after colliding with a van at Eighth and Green streets.

Meeting addresses Navy airfield plans

Alcohol sale issue goes on ballot
Voters from Aiken will decide in November whether restaurants and hotels in the city can sell alcohol on Sundays, the Municipal Election Commission announced Friday.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Bob Garrett of Augusta.

Lawsuit could delay road work
ATLANTA - Construction of rural roads across the state could be slowed if a judge agrees with opponents of a controversial highway project in Atlanta's northern suburbs.

Across the area
Grovetown City Council members voted Thursday night to revoke the business license of a car wash two weeks after police raided the business and charged the owner with drug possession.

2 men arrested in delivery heist
One week after a Chinese food deliveryman reported being robbed at gunpoint, police had arrested two of four men they say are involved.

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Labor Day:

Young candidate diverges from trend
Popular opinion holds that America's young people aren't voting, are less connected with the communities where they live and are generally apathetic when it comes to civic duty.

Remembering on the field
MONETTA, S.C. - New Ridge Spring-Monetta High School football coach Mark Rodgers sat in the school's football office in mid-June waiting for his boss to arrive.

Molester gets 15-year sentence

Meeting targets park site for ramp
For the most part, bass fishermen and Keg Creek residents stood on common ground Thursday night.

Sixth defendant pleads guilty in 1969 race-riot murder
YORK, Pa. -- A sixth defendant pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in the killing of a young black woman from Aiken during York's 1969 race riots.

Molester gets 15-year sentence
An Augusta man who had a juvenile record for child molestation was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for molesting another child.

Airport advisers receive projects

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The state fire commissioner offered a reward Friday for information about an arson at a Georgia State University building Thursday night.

Former foe backs Allen in campaign

Across the area
Richmond County investigators charged a Hephzibah teen Friday in the armed robbery of two men at a gas station earlier this month.

News you can use

Charges bring joy, relief to Aiken
AIKEN - In the two years since the death of Jessica Carpenter, a flier seeking help in finding the killer has remained in the window of Diane Rutherfurd's downtown restaurant.

Liquor drive's results are in

Revenue increase tops agenda

Remembering on the field

News you can use

Lawsuit could delay road work

Man charged in Jessica Carpenter slaying

Without rain, Georgia's wells go dry

Expanded database led to match

Georgia man charged in Carpenter death

Subscriber of the day

Meeting targets park site for ramp

Three coliseum authority posts will be filled

Continental sends airport list of needed preparations

Across Georgia

State parks avoid layoffs
ATLANTA - The agency charged with protecting Georgia's environment will make do with older cars and computers in order to keep the state parks open.

Event planned
The Junior Auxiliary and Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 192, Evans, will play host to a program for parents and children at 2 and 4 p.m. Sept. 7, at 1 Legion Drive off Owens Road and Washington Road.

China rattles granite market
ELBERTON, Ga. - The granite industry in this Northeast Georgia city may join with other U.S. producers to file a formal "dumping" complaint against China with the Federal Trade Commission, an industry executive said.

Outlet replaces largest retailer in Edgefield

Republican party prepares to fight for 12th District
Political analysts have predicted that Georgia's 12th Congressional District is a lock for Democrats, but the national Republican party thinks otherwise and will spend big money in the race, according to a spokesman for the party's National Republican Congressional Committee.

City's attorney wants suit request blocked

Continental sends airport list of needed preparations
To get to Newark, N.J., Augusta Regional Airport officials are going to solicit as many fax machines, power cords and weight scales as possible in the next couple of weeks to entice Continental Express.

Football will fill the void
Something is supposed to be bothering us this morning, something out of balance in the world of sports, but I can't for the life of me think of what it is.

Another tradition for Masters
Just when you thought the Masters Tournament couldn't get any less commercial.

Burton fined $5,000 for Bristol incident
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR fined driver Ward Burton $5,000 on Thursday for throwing the heat shields from his shoes at Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Minority-owned team to launch at Charlotte
CONCORD, N.C. -- A minority-owned race team took the first step toward breaking into NASCAR when it announced sponsorship commitment, a temporary driver and plans to run a full Winston Cup season in 2003.

Burton fined $5,000 for Bristol incident

Minority-owned team to launch at Charlotte

Da Matta the man to beat on new Denver track
DENVER -- The way Cristiano da Matta is driving, another new venue shouldn't be much of a problem in his march to the CART championship.

Marlin's team holding steady headed into Southern 500

Second fatality of the season at drag racing track
CORDOVA, Ill. -- Cordova Dragway Park was closed to midweek practice runs after the second fatality of the racing season.

Da Matta the man to beat on new Denver track

Marlin's team holding steady headed into Southern 500
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Sterling Marlin has been atop the Winston Cup standings since the second race of the season, and might stay there the rest of the way unless he falters.

Second fatality of the season at drag racing track

Panthers trying to turn franchise around

Aching Browns gear up for Carolina

Sparks win Game 1

Falcons top Bengals

Miss Pamela Stamps    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ben Jenkins Jr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mr. Raymond Wall    (CPW MCCORMICK, S.C.)
Mr. Lucious Hartfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Odom Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Wylie Ivey    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Davis    (DEARING, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Williams    (CROSS, S.C.)
Mr. Charles Sheppard    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mr. Wyman Baughman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Harold Player    (HARTSVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Calvin Benson III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Corine Holley    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
Rev. Tommy Burson Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Bobby Price    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Patricia Jane Smith Bisschop
The Mother Teresa of Aiken has died.

Mr. Blaine Tardy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Maye Blanos    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Cleo Newman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Branch    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Dr. Holly Jense    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Rev. Tommy Burson Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Cleo Newman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Chance    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Ada Peterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Gene Collier    (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)
Ms. Christine Powers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Del James Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Blaine Tardy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mr. Johnny Freeman    (MIAMI, Fla.)
Mrs. Mary Corley    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Ulysses Garnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Christine Franklin    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Elliott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Johnny Freeman    (MIAMI, Fla.)
Mr. Phillip Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Eula Miller    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Mae Moody    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Gloria Pearson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Dessie Thomas Jr.    (ASHBURN, Ga.)
Miss Pamela Stamps    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Williams    (FLUSHING, N.Y.)
Mrs. Carol Schander    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Irving Bader    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lotis Kersey    (ADRIAN, Ga.)
Mr. Calvin Benson III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Chance    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Judge Frank Eppes
One of South Carolina's most colorful judges, a man who loved attending Aiken's Harness Races, died Thursday.

Mr. Charles Terry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Grady Gant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Wall Sr.    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. Ernest Graybill III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Heath    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Percy Barrett    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Marcia Helms    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Eva Price    (BARTOW, Ga.)
Mr. Del James Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ernest Graybill III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Classie Harrison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mattie Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ernest Graybill III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Holly Jense (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Corley (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Moody (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Calvin Benson III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Blaine Tardy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Irving Bader (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Freeman (MIAMI, Fla.)

Mr. Grady Gant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Williams (CROSS, S.C.)

Mr. John Chance (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Cleo Newman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maye Blanos (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Chance (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Dessie Thomas Jr. (ASHBURN, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Sheppard (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Percy Barrett (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Classie Harrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Williams (FLUSHING, N.Y.)

Mr. Raymond Wall (CPW MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Del James Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wyman Baughman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Gene Collier (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Price (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Ben Jenkins Jr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Elliott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Blaine Tardy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Miller (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Patricia Jane Smith Bisschop

Mr. Calvin Benson III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Player (HARTSVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Del James Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Jones (APPLING, Ga.)

Rev. Tommy Burson Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Judge Frank Eppes

Mrs. Corine Holley (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Heath (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Wall Sr. (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Miss Pamela Stamps (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Christine Powers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Phillip Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Franklin (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Wylie Ivey (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Graybill III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Freeman (MIAMI, Fla.)

Mrs. Evelyn Branch (THOMSON, Ga.)

Miss Pamela Stamps (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Odom Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Cleo Newman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Terry (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Davis (DEARING, Ga.)

Rev. Tommy Burson Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lucious Hartfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marcia Helms (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Merritt: Children need the 'gift of failure' to succeed at life
IT WILL EITHER be a nasty emotional scene for both of you, or it will just be a disappointment that you'll both get over quickly. Which one depends almost entirely on whether you are willing to give your child the gift of failure.

Arab-Americans should separate from terrorists
With reference to the Aug. 22 letter from Isaam Nashashibi, "Profiling not the way to combat terrorism," I, too, thought to write to The Chronicle regarding the Aug. 10 U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood's, R-Ga., guest column,"The deadly side of political correctness," but I concluded that no one in his right mind, only a Muslim extremist, would disagree with the congressman.David T. Pitts, Augusta

Shortage is a scandal
The United States is hitting the nurse's call button big-time.

New terminal not needed at airport
Do we need a new terminal at Augusta Regional Airport? The answer is no. Let's look at the logic. Thomas D. Kohli, Augusta

Merritt: Children need the 'gift of failure' to succeed at life
IT WILL EITHER be a nasty emotional scene for both of you, or it will just be a disappointment that you'll both get over quickly. Which one depends almost entirely on whether you are willing to give your child the gift of failure.

Difference in foolishness and felony
Regarding Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor's June 16 guest column, "Endangering child should be felony." K. Simpson, Augusta

What will the fans have to cheer about without baseball?
The joy, the passion and the love for the game of baseball was on track to end today. If baseball is only put on hold for a few days or weeks, the game that people love may be lost from some fans' hearts forever. Rob Bledsoe, Grovetown, Ga.

Titles of respect not for terrorists
In the Aug. 28 edition of The New York Times, in a report on Osama bin Laden being alive and still sought by soldiers, the liberal Times referred to Osama bin Laden nine different times as "Mr. bin Laden." "Mr." David L. Hamilton Jr., North Augusta, S.C.

Prosecute real criminals, not kids
I am writing about the boy who recently got seven years in prison for statutory rape. I think this is awful because, for one thing, he did not rape anyone. He just went with a girl who was underage. He had just turned 18, and she was 14. Carol Odom, Augusta

Christians wrongly stereotyped as anti-science, anti-reason
Regarding Daru Ib-Shamiq's Aug. 24 letter, "Christianity is the wrong medicine": Larry Napier, Augusta

The bleeding goes on
California is often criticized for doing things wrong - bungling into and then mismanaging an acute energy shortage, for instance. But on malpractice insurance it's done things right.

Obsessing on SAT
Georgia's tumble into last place in the nation in average SAT scores is a crushing blow symbolically, but in terms of substance it's not a landmark development. It is significant, though, that a 7-year streak of improving scores on the college-readiness test came to an end.

Verify SRS plan
After conducting its own environmental impact study, the U.S. Department of Energy grandly announced it will be safe to leave highly radioactive residual waste in 49 aging storage tanks at the Savannah River Site.

Name-calling won't return Stallions
After reading recent Augusta Chronicle articles and the Augusta Stallions Web site message board, it saddens me deeply to know how fast things can take a turn for the worse in the Central Savannah River Area. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of three sports franchises here in the CSRA; unfortunately, they've all been dismantled. Tammie Newman, North Augusta, S.C.

Selective tax increases intolerable
Are you Augustans aware that our consolidated government is blatantly ignoring the Georgia Taxpayers Bill of Rights (SB 177, Act 431, 1999 Session)? This law is for the prevention of indirect tax increases, resulting from hikes to existing property values due to inflation. August E. Kertnar Jr., Augusta

Kuerten knocks off Safin at U.S. Open

Capriati advances after long rain delay at U.S. Open

Sports digest

IOC releases report on sports program; rejects 18 sports

Sept. 11 not the only terrorist attack marking an anniversary

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
The first Westminster Cup soccer tournament kicks off today with two matches.

Sept. 11 not the only terrorist attack marking an anniversary
NEW YORK -- The kidnapping and killing of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972 was probably the world's most notorious and gripping terrorist act - until Sept. 11, 2001.

Overtime
Pau Gasol, the NBA's rookie of the year with the Memphis Grizzlies last season, scored 25 points to lead Spain (2-0) over the defending cham-pions

Capriati advances after long rain delay at U.S. Open
NEW YORK -- After waiting out a five-hour rain delay, third-seeded Jennifer Capriati advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday, defeating Tina Pisnik 6-4, 6-2.

IOC releases report on sports program; rejects 18 sports
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Baseball, softball and modern pentathlon have three months left to save their sports from being dropped from the Olympics. Ballroom dancing, surfing and bowling can forget trying to get into the games.

Kuerten knocks off Safin at U.S. Open
NEW YORK -- With each flowing forehand, each biting serve, Gustavo Kuerten looked less and less like the unseeded player he is and more and more like the Grand Slam champion he has been.

Sports digest
''I thought it was funny. If anybody should be upset, it should be me. I'm from Tennessee, play here and grew up on a pig farm.'' -Tennessee offensive tackle Will Ofenheusle, on an ESPN promotion depicting Volunteer fans as pig-chasing bumpkins that was pulled by the network

Fishing report
The combination of full moon and easterly winds helped put the quietus on most surface schooling action on Thurmond Lake this week.

Fishing report

Fishing tournament news

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish caught and total weight of the catch.

Falcons top Bengals
CINCINNATI -- Michael Vick looked healthy, and Gus Frerotte looked like a starting quarterback.

Smith says record won't mean end of line
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Emmitt Smith doesn't want to simply fade away after he sets the NFL rushing record. In fact, he sees himself playing for another few seasons, and hopes it will be with the Dallas Cowboys.

Panthers trying to turn franchise around
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- During the early days of Carolina Panthers football, players argued over what movies to watch on the long game-day bus rides to Clemson University.

Aching Browns gear up for Carolina
CLEVELAND -- Their icepacks haven't even melted, and it's already time for the Cleveland Browns to limp back on the field.

Learn to give God, others the gift of presence
Someone said that well over half of the requirement for completing a task is simply showing up. There is much to be said for the gift of presence. Perhaps you remember hearing the roll called in school as a child. The teacher would call your name and you would answer, "Present." Showing up for school was the first work of the day.

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.

Faith digest
Brian Matheny, a 16-year-old from McCormick, S.C., whose Southern gospel music is catching attention, will close the Chapel under the Pines summer season at 8:45 a.m. Sunday. Sponsored by St. John United Methodist Church in Augusta, services are at Clarks Hill Lakeside.

By the book
When Multnomah Publishing approached Jani Ortlund a few years ago about writing a book, she turned them down.

Worshippers pitching in to celebrate holy days
When Adas Yeshurun synagogue was about to lose its rabbi in June to another congregation, Dr. Beryl Tanenbaum, synagogue president, starting asking questions.

Another tradition for Masters

Football will fill the void

Bird confirms West Nile in Richmond County
Richmond County's first confirmed case of a bird with West Nile virus was a surprise to officials. Then again, it wasn't so surprising.

Personal sobriety tests help driver make right decision
WASHINGTON -- At highway checkpoints this Labor Day weekend, Colorado state police officers will be handing out tickets as well as devices drivers can use to measure their blood-alcohol content.

Woman gets first case of West Nile in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A 30-year-old Union County woman has been diagnosed with the first human case of West Nile virus in South Carolina, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Thursday.

Good photos help make online auction sales
Auction Web sites are increasing in popularity. That's good news for photographers who want to sell old and outdated gear, and for photographers looking for a bargain on old and even new gear.

Georgia's Greene is one cool customer

Old rivals meet again 'Between the Hedges'

Old rivals meet again 'Between the Hedges'
ATHENS, Ga. -- The drive from Clemson to Georgia only takes about an hour. Natural rivals, one could assume.

Georgia's Greene is one cool customer
ATHENS, Ga. -- David Greene flops down in a dormitory chair, looking as though he doesn't have a care in the world.

Safety set stage for Treadwell's game-winning kick
The play everybody remembers from 1987 is the last one - a 21-yard field goal by David Treadwell that gave Clemson its second straight narrow victory over Georgia.

Safety set stage for Treadwell's game-winning kick

Sparks win Game 1
NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Sparks are one win away from their second straight WNBA championship.

Personal sobriety tests help driver make right decision

Woman gets first case of West Nile in South Carolina

Bird confirms West Nile in Richmond County

Faith digest

Worshippers pitching in to celebrate holy days

Learn to give God, others the gift of presence

By the book

Faith and fellowship calendar