If Warhol were alive at 75, he'd likely be on the Internet
PITTSBURGH -- If Andy Warhol were alive to celebrate his 75th birthday, his fans say he would embrace the Internet, cell phones and even reality TV.

Universal appeal
Many people have a strong memory of the first time they saw The Wizard of Oz. It can leave vivid pictures in one's mind of cackling, green-faced witches and the dramatic change from black and white to Technicolor and back.

A Lane-Broderick reunion in 'The Producers'?
NEW YORK -- Will Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick return to "The Producers" early next year?

A Lane-Broderick reunion in 'The Producers'?

If Warhol were alive at 75, he'd likely be on the Internet

Universal appeal

Fantasy baseball: Late trades might save Yankees

Fantasy baseball: Late trades might save Yankees
The best team money can buy hasn't been to the World Series in nearly two years. As they do about this time each year, the New York Yankees spent the month of July acquiring the necessary talent to maintain the edge over their American League foes.

High school could choose mascot to honor Thurmond

Kayla McKenzie Trotter

Owen Riley Herron

Jantzen Tyler Keenan
Bradly Keenan and Ashley Watkins, both of Aiken, announce the birth of a son, Jantzen Tyler Keenan, Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are David and Shelia Watkins and Danny and Susan Sauls, all of Aiken, and William and Jesse Keenan of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Sara Elizabeth Hope Powell
Bobby and Amie Powell of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, Sara Elizabeth Hope Powell, Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Larry and Terry Shetoe of Harlem, Wayne and Gwen Turenne of Sarasota, Fla., Ann Powell of Augusta and the late Robert Powell.

Casey Green II

William Hutchinson Pruett
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Pruett of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, William Hutchinson Pruett, Sunday, June 8, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are William A. Jackson and Teresa J. Jackson, both of Augusta, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Pruett of North Augusta.

Erin Elizabeth Hitchcock

McKinzie Taylor Ellen Ruark
Michael and Jessica Ruark of Appling announce the birth of a daughter, McKinzie Taylor Ellen Ruark, Sunday, July 6, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia. Grandparents are Anthony Wilmoth of Harlem, Alda Wilmoth of Appling, Earl and Peggy Howard of Dobson, N.C., Gwyneth Ruark of Manassas, Va., and the late Donald Ruark.

Sydnie Elaine Silvery

Sydnie Elaine Silvery
Melvin G. Silvery and Margaret A. Looney, both of Aiken, announce the birth of a daughter, Sydnie Elaine Silvery, Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Chris and Elaine Brown of North Augusta, B.K. Looney of Barnwell, S.C., Gene and Tammy Silvery of Hephzibah and James and Sandra Huskey of Augusta.

Ford McCormick Headley

Kayla McKenzie Trotter
Rob Trotter Jr. and Amanda Trotter of Warrenville, announce the birth of a daughter, Kayla McKenzie Trotter, Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Michelle H. Isdell of Augusta, Allen Isdell Jr. of Edgefield, S.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trotter of Warrenville.

Jantzen Tyler Keenan

Braxton Chance Williams
Russell C. and Stormi D. Williams of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Braxton Chance Williams, Sunday, July 20, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Jimmy and Deborah Richards of Martinez, Terry and Harriet Scarborough of Grovetown and Jim Williams of Statesboro, Ga.

Elijah Gage Kindberg

Brentley Amanda Durham
Brent and Mandi Durham of Evans announce the birth of a daughter, Brentley Amanda Durham, Monday, July 14, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Jones of Chatsworth, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Claude Lilly of Charlotte, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Durham of Marietta, Ga.

Aiden Nelson Parris
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Parris of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Aiden Nelson Parris, Friday, July 18, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Killips of Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Parris of Evans.

Bryson Tyler Eidson
Tyler Eidson and Alyson Howell, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Bryson Tyler Eidson, Sunday, July 13, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Howell of Augusta.

Corey Michael Miller
Timothy and Jessica Miller of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Corey Michael Miller, Friday, July 11, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Parker of Hephzibah and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Miller of Augusta.

Donovan Nicholas Fairchild
Frederick and Marchell Fairchild of Savannah, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Donovan Nicholas Fairchild, Monday, July 28, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Clarence Harris and Erma Gilbert, both of Warren, Ark., Lawrence Fairchild of Camden, Ark., and the late Clementine Faircloth.

Donovan Nicholas Fairchild

Chandler Keith Gardner
Denny W. and Kyle Gardner of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Chandler Keith Gardner, Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Doctors Hospital.

Chandler Keith Gardner

William Dalton Grammar
William and Theresa Grammar of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, William Dalton Grammar, Friday, July 18, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Young of Clarks Hill, S.C., Veronica Thornton of Clearwater, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Grammar of Hephzibah.

Corey Michael Miller

Ansley Kara Moe

William Dalton Grammar

John Wyatt Hardy and Emma Grace Hardy
John O. and Rhonda M. Hardy of Martinez announce the birth of a son and daughter, John Wyatt Hardy and Emma Grace Hardy, Monday, July 21, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Albert P. Hardy, all of Augusta.

William Hutchinson Pruett

Ford McCormick Headley
Hal H. Headley III and Dusti F. Headley of Grovetown announce the birth of a son, Ford McCormick Headley, Monday, July 21, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John L. Ford Sr. of Grovetown, Mr. and Mrs. Hal. H. Headley Jr. of Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Trenter of Waynesboro, Ga.

McKinzie Taylor Ellen Ruark

Bryson Tyler Eidson

Sara Elizabeth Hope Powell

Bailey Marie Logan

Morgan Julia Drew
Phillip D. and Julie A. Drew of Blythe announce the birth of a daughter, Morgan Julia Drew, Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Michael Farabee of Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. John Drew of Waynesboro, Ga.

Aiden Nelson Parris

Ansley Kara Moe
Eric S. and Lisa A. Moe of Evans announce the birth of a daughter, Ansley Kara Moe, Monday, July 7, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Barbara Brooks of Glenwood, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wood of New Hartford, N.Y., and Conrad Moe of Evans.

Danny Tyler Langford
Shaun Langford and Tina Newman of Grovetown announce the birth of a son, Danny Tyler Langford, Friday, July 25, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Danny and Mary Blackmon of Dearing, Ga., and Joy Peoples of Augusta.

Bailey Marie Logan
Joshua Logan and Candice Meredith, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Bailey Marie Logan, Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Mark Meredith of Hephzibah and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Johnson of Evans.

Elijah Gage Kindberg
Timothy P. Kindberg Jr. and Christle N. McKinney, both of Martinez, announce the birth of a son, Elijah Gage Kindberg, Thursday, July 10, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joel W. McKinney Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Russ O. Cantey, all of Hephzibah, Timothy P. Kindberg of Martinez and the late Patricia Kindberg.

Alyssa Layne Bagby
Shane and Ashley Bagby of Aiken announce the birth of a daughter, Alyssa Layne Bagby, Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bobby D. McGee and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Bagby Jr., all of Aiken.

Casey Green II
Casey and Monique Green of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Casey Green II, Monday, July 14, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Hudson Sr. and Gwendolyn Ellis, all of Augusta, Miller and Magnolia Clayton of Sparta, Ga., William Hudson of Rome, Ga., and Curtis Seabrook of Allendale, S.C.

Brentley Amanda Durham

Morgan Julia Drew

Danny Tyler Langford

Erin Elizabeth Hitchcock
Harold H. and Nancy A. Hitchcock of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Erin Elizabeth Hitchcock, Friday, July 18, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are William Powell of Harlem, Bernice Powell of Grovetown, Harold Hitchcock Jr. and Joan Seay, both of Augusta.

Braxton Chance Williams

Owen Riley Herron
Travis and Kimberly Herron of Fort Gordon announce the birth of a son, Owen Riley Herron, Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Edward and Gretna Johnson of Cleveland, Tenn., and Harvey and Pamela Herron of Kingsport, Tenn.

Malawi parliament turns off Big Brother Africa
BLANTYRE, Malawi -- Malawi lawmakers voted to ban the popular reality program Big Brother Africa from the nation's airwaves Tuesday, declaring it immoral.

Government considers janitor a security risk because of his financial struggle
PHILADELPHIA -- In 19 years of using his security clearance to sweep floors at a plant owned by defense contractor Lockheed Martin, janitor Michael Lynch has done nothing to arouse suspicion.

Odds and Ends
ST. LOUIS -- Cast into a city gas chamber to be euthanized with other unwanted or unclaimed dogs, it appeared the roughly year-old Basenji mix had simply run out of luck - and time.

Hawks grounded in NYC park after Chihuahua attack
NEW YORK -- Trained hawks employed to keep pigeons from making a mess on visitors in a midtown park have been grounded because one of the birds mistook a Chihuahua as its lunch.

Odds and Ends
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Police confiscated a 16-foot king cobra at the Des Moines International Airport, but the snake was bailed out in time to appear at the Iowa State Fair.

Braves break Brewers

Braves' notebook

Braves easily defeat Brewers

Braves easily defeat Brewers
MILWAUKEE -- Mike Hampton won his sixth straight decision and Vinny Castilla drove in three runs with a triple and a homer in the Atlanta Braves' 7-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.

Braves' notebook
MILWAUKEE - The Atlanta Braves were a reliever short in the bullpen Wednesday night after announcing that Darren Holmes will be placed on the 15-day disabled list today.

Hampton's arm leads to win
MILWAUKEE - After two years in Colorado, pitcher Mike Hampton's career was pretty much left for dead.

Hampton's arm leads to win

Braves break Brewers
MILWAUKEE - Before the announcer at Miller Park delivers the visiting team's lineup, the Milwaukee Brewers play a scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail on the center-field video board.

Pocket change

30 million Americans say no to telemarketers

Designers let concrete take on different look

E-Z-Go unveils new vehicles
E-Z-Go has announced more changes to its specialty vehicle lineup, the second announcement in as many weeks.

Judge suspends sale of BlackBerry units

Report: Banks shelter hundred of millions from state taxes

New budget year starts out badly
ATLANTA - The first month of the new budget year brought little encouraging news for Gov. Sonny Perdue, who already has begun looking for additional spending cuts to keep the state in the black.

U.S. strategic reserves increased as domestic supplies wane

Designers let concrete take on different look
Concrete: It's not just for sidewalks anymore. That dull-gray surface you played hopscotch on as a child has matured and is being used to make kitchen countertops, emulate stone walls and create beautiful floor and patio surfaces that mimic wood, slate, stone, brick and tile.

Retailers report strong sales in July

Productivity soars in second quarter

Pocket change
First Bank of Georgia was recognized in the July edition of the ABA Banking Journal for its high profitability.

Man is fined for Web fraud

Survey offers look at pay
When working part time, it pays to land a government job.

Pocket change
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Federal prosecutors announced a $54 million settlement Wednesday with Tenet Healthcare Corp. and related businesses as part of its investigation into at least two doctors who allegedly performed unnecessary heart procedures.

Man is fined for Web fraud
A longtime Augusta businessman has been ordered to pay $400,000 in federal fines for operating a fraudulent commodity trading service on the Internet.

30 million Americans say no to telemarketers
WASHINGTON -- More than 30 million Americans have signed up for the government's do-not-call list, a free registry for blocking unsolicited telephone sales pitches, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday.

Retailers report strong sales in July
NEW YORK -- Retailers finally got a break in July as warm weather and heavy discounting helped lift sales above expectations for many merchants, even the struggling department store sector.

Judge suspends sale of BlackBerry units
RICHMOND, Va. -- A federal judge has ordered Research in Motion Ltd. to stop selling its BlackBerry wireless e-mail units because of patent violations, but he stayed the decision while the company pursues an appeal.

Report: Banks shelter hundred of millions from state taxes
NEW YORK -- At least 10 large banks avoided state taxes on hundreds of millions of dollars by setting up investment funds that didn't offer shares to the public, but instead paid tax-exempt dividends back to the banks, according to a newspaper report.

U.S. strategic reserves increased as domestic supplies wane
WASHINGTON -- Despite precariously low oil supplies, the government has been pumping millions of barrels into its emergency reserve, which some critics charge has contributed to a surge in crude prices and kept gasoline costs high.

Productivity soars in second quarter
WASHINGTON -- America's business productivity soared in the second quarter of 2003 and new claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a six-month low last week, a double dose of good news as the economy tries to get back to full throttle.

More hurt than first thought at Death Valley

Clemson not listening to "toughness" critics
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Questioning a college football team's toughness is like insulting the coach's mother.

Clemson not listening to "toughness" critics

Clemson to limit access at field
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson will reduce the number of fans on its famous hill and limit access to the field after games, the university said Wednesday.

Clemson to limit access at field

More hurt than first thought at Death Valley
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson will reduce fans on its famous hill and limit access to the field after games, the university said Wednesday, as it hopes to prevent the problems and injuries that occurred after the Tigers beat archrival South Carolina last November.

Auburn begins practice amid high expectations
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn Tigers broke in their fancy new practice field Wednesday, mostly oblivious to the muddy ground surrounding them.

Deal with dress code
Opponents try to paint it as some form of child abuse. But even Bill Clinton - not the most conservative president of the past quarter-century - touted the use of school uniforms.

Sanford's fiscal leadership
South Carolina Sen. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater, is leading the Democrats' charge against GOP Gov. Mark Sanford's handling of the state's fiscal crisis. Moore says so far this year the state's revenue collections are running at least $40 million behind projections, yet the state's reserves are only $38 million.

Necessary evil
For much of the rest of the world, life has gone on pretty much the same as before Sept. 11, 2001.

Deal with dress code

Sanford's fiscal leadership

Meaningless warning
The recording that purports to be from Osama bin Laden's top deputy, Ayman Al-Zawahri, is utterly ridiculous. He warns that the United States "will pay dearly" if any detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba are harmed.

Meaningless warning

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Lopez and Spears may have competing talk shows
NEW YORK -- Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears may soon be competing on television in addition to the pop charts.

Standing ovations
Get your Augusta GreenJackets team card set and team photo tonight when the Red Sox farm team takes on Lakewood at 7:15 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Park on Milledge Road.

Video watch
JUST OUT: Bringing Down the House, What a Girl Wants and Agent Cody Banks

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

Concert calendar
Here's a list of concerts in the area.

Stocks largely advance following upbeat reports

For couples, gay marriage is at least partly about the money

Stocks end mixed earnings, lower interest rates
NEW YORK -- A dip in interest rates assuaged Wall Street Wednesday, sparking a burst of buying and sending stocks moderately higher. Tech shares, however, declined on disappointing earnings from Cisco Systems.

Stocks end mixed earnings, lower interest rates

Is price discrimination the next trend in e-commerce?
NEW YORK -- Conventional wisdom says the Internet gives consumers more power than ever.

Stocks largely advance following upbeat reports
NEW YORK -- Better-than-expected reports on retail sales and productivity sent stocks mostly higher Thursday, but gains were limited amid investors' lingering concerns that prices might still be too high.

For couples, gay marriage is at least partly about the money
BOSTON -- Rich Linnell and Gary Chalmers say their battle for the right to marry is about fairness and money - and their daughter's future.

Is price discrimination the next trend in e-commerce?

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report
The red-hot hybrid-striper school fishing on Strom Thurmond Lake has cooled off. In fact, it's gotten downright frigid.

Fishing report

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 and total weight of the catch.

Fish tale
Charles A. May of Augusta hefts a 46-inch, 40-pound sea bass - also known as a channel bass or spottail bass - caught in 3 feet of water outside the Charleston Harbor mouth on the Folly Beach side.

Fish tale

Tuscany's menu offers a world of flavor

Tuscany's menu offers a world of flavor
A cursory glance of The Tuscany's menu suggests a serious identity crisis. Can ravioli, fried sweet potatoes, Asian chow mein and Caribbean chicken possibly coexist?

Wet summer brings out moss, algae
The wet summer continues, and so do problems with moss and algae in lawns.

Wet summer brings out moss, algae

Workouts begin today at Georgia Southern
STATESBORO, Ga. - So far, so good. Georgia Southern coach Mike Sewak greeted his 2003 football players Wednesday as they arrived on campus and checked into their dorms.

Georgia Southern's new wide receiver wants to know what college football is about
STATESBORO, Ga. - Wide receiver Reggie McCutchen had a reputation before his first steps onto Georgia Southern's football practice field Thursday.

Gailey: Everyone eligible for season
ATLANTA -- After losing 10 players in the spring to academic failings, Georgia Tech learned Wednesday that everyone else made the grade for the upcoming season.

Workouts begin today at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern's new wide receiver wants to know what college football is about

First baseman keys GreenJackets' victory
Dustin Brisson came home last summer.

Beetle, like all good things, must come to an end

Wet course works against defending champion
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Things weren't setting up right for Mi Hyun Kim as she defends her title at the Wendy's Championship for Children.

Wie out of U.S. Women's Amateur after match-play loss

Sorenstam two shots off lead in Stockholm
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Annika Sorenstam was two shots behind the leader after Thursday's opening round of the HP Open, the first time since 1999 she is playing in her native city.

Wie out of U.S. Women's Amateur after match-play loss
GLADWYNE, Pa. -- Michelle Wie was knocked out of the U.S. Women's Amateur in the first round of match play Thursday by Maru Martinez of Venezuela.

Howell forges early lead in International

Sorenstam returns home to play near Royal castle
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Annika Sorenstam is back home, ready to play a course that is just a short drive from the royal palace where King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia live.

Hendrix shares lead in state amateur
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Clemson teammates Matt Hendrix of Aiken and Gregg Jones of Florence share the first-round lead in the South Carolina Amateur Championship.

Wet course works against defending champion

Howell forges early lead in International
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Charles Howell III had seven birdies in a bogey-free round to take the early first-round lead Thursday in The International.

Sorenstam returns home to play near Royal castle

First baseman keys GreenJackets' victory

GHSA to consider moving up end of prep football season
ATLANTA -- The Georgia High School Association will vote this fall on a proposal to move up the start of the 2004 football season, which would end in early December instead of days before Christmas.

High school could choose mascot to honor Thurmond
Strom Thurmond High School in Edgefield has a controversy with its mascot - the Rebels.

Augusta Regional Airport's director is fired
Augusta Aviation Commission members fired Augusta Regional Airport's director in a 5-4 vote Thursday, ending months of speculation that Ken Kraemer's job was on the line.

Civic center manager hired
Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority members approved a contract Thursday with new civic center manager Larry Rogers, making last month's hiring official.

Where is the justice in 18-year-old's detention?

Poor teamwork?

Poor teamwork?
Congress says "poor teamwork" allowed the 9-11 attack to succeed. In other words, Congress blames something vague that threatens no salary, no pension and no perks of a politician to be the problem. No politician got anything wrong, so all can keep their fat salaries, their unconstitutional powers and their groveling entourages. Bill Dekle, Millen, Ga.

Claims news media inform terrorists
I'm a disabled Vietnam veteran who served four hitches in the U.S. Air Force. I am burned up at a front page article I read in the July 16 Augusta Chronicle. It told the terrorists where and when next year's G-8 summit will be held. Arnold C. Johnson Sr., Augusta

Claims news media inform terrorists

Why does the U.S. still need a Bureau of Indian Affairs?
Regarding the July 19 news article "Indian trust ruling reversed." It concerned the 1996 lawsuit filed on behalf of 350,000 American Indians against the Interior Department. The suit claimed $137 billion in lost royalties for oil, gas, mining and timber from land assigned to them by the government.>BR> Newt Goldman, Augusta

Child abuse comes in many forms
Regarding The Chronicle's July 28 editorial, "Abuse report shocks," on the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic Church in Boston: Many legitimate points are made, especially concerning non-existing or weak state laws, as well as the statute of limitations, that make it impossible to prosecute anyone in Massachusetts, let alone Catholic bishops, on charges of causing harm to children. Father Allan J. McDonald, Augusta

Where is the justice in 18-year-old's detention?
There is an 18-year-old boy sitting in the Columbia County Detention Center, being held on charges where there is no evidence. Meanwhile, testimony has been given by acquaintances of the so-called victim that contradicts her allegations. Sandy Leffler, Martinez, Ga.

Offers plan to ease traffic clogs
I have noticed that both traffic and aggressive driving are increasing in this area. Today there was another serious accident in front of Kroger on Washington Road in Evans. Building permits should not have been approved before updating the road to include turn and exit lanes. Bob Entwistle, Martinez, Ga.

Declares Phinizy Park paradise is here to stay
I found heaven a few months ago at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. I looked over the site while waiting for a plane to arrive at the airport during the Latin American-Caribbean Conference. Tina Schreiner, Augusta

Declares Phinizy Park paradise is here to stay

Aiken water utility soaking residents
Water, water, everywhere - but to the city of Aiken government, it must be thought of as milk from the cash cow. Our July 1 water bills arrived with a nasty surprise - a 16-percent jump in the fire protection charge which, when added to previous increases, amounts to a whopping 52 percent in 10 months (62 percent per annum). Robert Gilbert, Aiken, S.C.

Dictionary changes with modern language

Lip service

Study: drivers have many distractions

Gone to the market

Health and fitness calendar

In the know

Supreme Court oral arguments now available online

Capsules

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 feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

In the know
University Hospital and Lowe's Home Improvement Stores are teaming up to fight prostate cancer.

Study: drivers have many distractions
WASHINGTON -- A study found all drivers fiddle with their radios or engage in other distracting behavior, even when they're being watched as part of a study on distracted drivers.

Lip service
The quest for perfect lips leads women down the cosmetic aisle every year looking for the one tube that will last.

Dictionary changes with modern language
Say what? That is what many users of Merriam-Webster's 11th edition Collegiate Dictionary might say as they stumble over words that may or may not be used in everyday conversation.

Supreme Court oral arguments now available online
CHICAGO -- Getting audio recordings of landmark legal arguments is becoming as easy as downloading the latest Snoop Dogg single.

Gone to the market
The smell of doughnuts and fried foods drift through the heart of the Barnyard Flea Market on Doug Barnard Parkway at Bobby Jones Expressway.

Capsules
A garden pest known as the froghopper has vaulted over the flea to claim the title of champion jumper.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A man running for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by the retirement of Ernest "Fritz" Hollings says he's the first openly gay candidate for that office.

Corrections
An article in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about pupils returning to school incorrectly reported enrollment numbers. Officials said that 19,014 pupils attended the first day of school in Columbia County.

Summer adds risk of injury
When 12-year-old Colin Laudino slid into home plate, the last thing he was thinking about was hurting himself.

Trade policy blamed for textile fall
GRANITEVILLE - Industry officials say furloughed jobs at five Avondale Mills Inc. textile plants in Graniteville and at another factory in Alabama are proof of both the punishing impact of imported clothing from China and the need for a change in U.S. trade policy to protect American jobs.

Across Georgia
DAWSON - A small-town mayor saddled with legal problems has won the largest prize possible - $500,000 - on a Georgia Lottery scratch-off ticket.

Kid of the day
Johnny E. Ryder III of Martinez is today's ''Kid of the Day.''

News you can use
BACK IN TIME AUG. 8, 1975 ATLANTA - The Mackay House in Augusta's Harrisburg community, long believed to be the site of the hanging of 13 Revolutionary soldiers in 1780, was not built until 1800 - give or take five years - the director of architectural research for Colonial Williamsburg has told the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Owners of Lynx divulge sale plan
It appears the Augusta Lynx hockey team is about to be sold.

Property crimes rise in 2003
Halfway through 2003, most violent crime in Augusta has remained relatively stable, but property crime has increased, officials said.

County has four schools on list
School started Wednesday for Columbia County schools, but school choice did not.

Across the area

Answers to questions about the school list
Here are the answers to some common questions about Georgia's needs-improvement list for public schools released Tuesday and what it means for pupils and parents.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The first month of the new budget year brought little encouraging news for Gov. Sonny Perdue, who already has begun looking for additional spending cuts to keep the state in the black.

Area schools on the needs-improvement list
First year on the needs-improvement list:

Group offers support to victims of assault
Thanks to a local organization, when rape occurs, victims are not left by themselves to deal with the hardships that follow.

County faces school problems
Educators scrambling to make sense of the new list of needs-improvement schools in Richmond County decided one thing Wednesday: All parents will have to register children at their zoned school today.

Needed lungs found for boy
The family of an Augusta teen needing a double-lung transplant finally got the call it has been waiting on for two years.

Alternatives studied for silver tooth fillings

Officials question airport ad

3-vehicle crash kills mom, child

Rules for festival stall before panel
Downtown merchants say they want everyone at the monthly First Friday festival to play by the rules.

Warrants sought in child's death

County has four schools on list

News you can use

Group offers support to victims of assault

Air ball

Cost of library restoration could top $3 million
ATHENS, Ga. - A small army of workers is on pace to have the fire-damaged University of Georgia Main Library open by the time fall semester begins, according to library Director William Potter.

Kid of the day

Aviation board fires director
Ken Kraemer had the chance to bow out at 9:57 a.m. - three minutes before the meeting in which he was fired.

Across Georgia

28 marijuana plants found at auto shop
Two Hephzibah brothers were arrested in Burke County on Thursday after authorities found 28 marijuana plants in an underground lab.

Across South Carolina

Autopsy shows homicide-suicide
Autopsy results indicated Thursday that an Evans couple found dead in their apartment was a homicide-suicide.

Man is sentenced in police shooting

Civic center manager hired

Rants and raves
A RANT FOR LEAVING our service personnel at the mercy of the fanatics in Iraq. If they are so cowardly that they attack guerrilla style, why don't our forces play at their own game and return a matching attack at random? I'll bet that would stop attacks against our soldiers and maybe even catch Saddam.

Rants and raves
A RANT FOR LEAVING our service personnel at the mercy of the fanatics in Iraq. If they are so cowardly that they attack guerrilla style, why don't our forces play at their own game and return a matching attack at random? I'll bet that would stop attacks against our soldiers and maybe even catch Saddam.

First pupils enter school
It could have been the opening of the new Lewiston Elementary School that excited preschooler Chelsea Harrison on Wednesday.

County faces school problems

Across the area
The bodies of two Columbia County residents were discovered in their Evans apartment late Tuesday.

A monument to good character
With Tina Mercer holding her safety line, Kathy Carlyle attaches name tags to the Character Pole at South Aiken High School

Greenpeace challenges plutonium shipping plan
Environmentalists opposed to the construction of a nuclear fuel facility at Savannah River Site said Thursday that plans by the government to ship plutonium to Europe in order to speed up the testing process are unsafe.

West Nile found in dead crow
A dead crow found near Grovetown last month came back positive Wednesday for West Nile virus, Columbia County Health Department reported.

Rants and raves
I CAN'T BELIEVE that Richmond County Animal Control would allow an inmate to work with animals. I have two boxers, and they are just precious. I can't believe this is happening in Richmond County. You people just don't care what happens to the animals.

Columbia County flag rule gets put on hold
Columbia County officials said Wednesday they have put off enforcing an ordinance that restricts the size of an American flag.

Wowing the crowd

Chief is prepared for possible attack

Aviation board fires director

Schools plan to appeal report

Testing continues on school's water

Greenpeace challenges plutonium shipping plan

Corrections

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A national study shows South Carolinians paid more for auto insurance than drivers in 33 other states in 2001.

Officials question airport ad
Just as New Jersey native Frank Sinatra never crooned "Newark, Newark," Augusta Regional Airport's Big Apple ads don't sing the praises of the New Jersey city, either.

Rants and raves
I CAN'T BELIEVE that Richmond County Animal Control would allow an inmate to work with animals. I have two boxers, and they are just precious. I can't believe this is happening in Richmond County. You people just don't care what happens to the animals.

Schools plan to appeal report
If she could, Principal Bequette Coar probably would send state education officials to the principal's office and make them sit in the corner.

Across the area
The state employees' union will not argue its case for an injunction - which could put ousted workers back in control of the Augusta Youth Development Campus - in Richmond County Superior Court today.

Man is sentenced in police shooting
The narcotics investigator watched silently as the man who shot him two years ago admitted his guilt Thursday.

Chief is prepared for possible attack
If terrorists target Augusta, Chief Howard Willis, Augusta's Emergency Management Agency director, will be the one warning city department officials and industries.

Air ball
Soldiers from Company B, 369th Signal Battalion, train for wire-system installation by passing a ball to one another. They trained Thursday at Fort Gordon's Pole Orchard. Passing the ball while attached high up on the pole helps the soldiers become more comfortable with their environment.

City logged coolest July since 1975
This has been one of Augusta's coolest summers on record.

Laity, clergy discuss change
Like the Episcopal bishops and deputies themselves, people in the pews are divided over the approval of their denomination's openly gay bishop.

3-vehicle crash kills mom, child
A fatal three-vehicle wreck shut down part of Mike Padgett Highway for at least two hours Thursday, authorities said.

Miss Augusta event draws 10 entrants
Ten young women will vie for the title of Miss Augusta in the Miss Augusta Scholarship Pageant on Saturday night at Augusta State University's performing arts theater.

Alternatives studied for silver tooth fillings
The screeching drill in his mouth didn't seem to bother Robert Bellavance, of Grovetown. Nor did he blink at the silver amalgam that filled the hole in his tooth.

Warrants sought in child's death
Authorities were pursuing arrest warrants Thursday for an Edgefield couple whose 14-month-old son died from head injuries, police said.

Members approve manager contract
Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority members approved a contract Thursday with new civic center Manager Larry Rogers, making last month's hiring official.

Report excites staffs in McDuffie County
THOMSON - McDuffie County pupils will head back to the classroom today.

Testing continues on school's water
Columbia County's newest school remained without water for a second day.

A monument to good character

Company puts workers on unpaid leave
GRANITEVILLE - About 1,500 employees of Avondale Mills Inc. in Aiken County will be forced to take a one-week, unpaid furlough starting Sunday because demand for denim and other fabrics made by the company has dropped significantly, a company official said Wednesday.

Owners of Lynx divulge sale plan

No school bell yet
Amanda Collins, 9, (left) and Katlyn McGarry, 10, both of Aiken, enjoy the last days of summer break at Richardson's Lake in Aiken.

Report excites staffs in McDuffie County

Terrorism affects peach farms' work
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Late frosts, fungus attacks, hail and low sugar content aren't the only nightmares Chalmers Carr has about his peach crop these days.

First pupils enter school

Trade policy blamed for textile fall

Pupils can sign up for fitness study

Man faces more fraud charges
AIKEN - The owner of a downtown Aiken auto repair shop is behind bars again after being charged with defrauding the elderly for the second time in nine months.

Pupils can sign up for fitness study
Parents of Richmond County third-graders can register their children to take part in an obesity prevention study during registration for the 2003-04 school year.

Ex-preacher may require one trial
Depending on how Wesley McCoy wants to proceed with his case, there's a chance the former evangelical preacher would never need to return to Aiken County to answer to child molestation charges.

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News you can use
BACK IN TIME AUG. 7, 1963 The Augusta-Richmond County Civil Defense Department will test the air raid warning system at 1 p.m. today, according to Mrs. G.W. Freiburg, civil defense director.

Augusta Regional Airport's director is fired

Wowing the crowd
Sixteen-year-old rapper Bow Wow performs for a crowd at Bell Auditorium. The concert took place Thursday.

Kid of the day

Across the area

Terrorism affects peach farms' work

News you can use

Rules for festival stall before panel

Cost of library restoration could top $3 million

Area schools on the needs-improvement list

West Nile found in dead crow

Answers to questions about the school list

Summer adds risk of injury

Kid of the day
Trey D. Grant of Hephzibah is today's ''Kid of the Day.''

Beetle, like all good things, must come to an end
About 21.5 million Beetles after Adolf Hitler demanded a "people's car" and 30 years after I traded away my medium-blue 1966 Bug, Volkswagen has shut down the car's last production line, relegating a historic car to history.

At the Movies: 'Freaky Friday'
"Freaky Friday" is not the latest in Ice Cube's series of "Friday" comedies - something the world doesn't need. It's a remake of the 1976 movie starring Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris - something else I thought the world didn't need.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location 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.

At the Movies: 'S.W.A.T.'

At the Movies: 'S.W.A.T.'
In one of the many elaborate training exercises in "S.W.A.T.," the team commander asks his recruits to lie on their bellies and aim their rifles at a row of playing cards mounted on a faraway hill. Whoever shoots accurately enough to form the best poker hand is the winner.

Mini reviews

At the Movies: 'Freaky Friday'

Dispelling myths about ice hockey
I ran into a friend the other day, and we got to talking about our kids and their various sporting endeavors.

Jackson-Buffett drink in success
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Pass the sunscreen and pour another margarita. Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett might have the breezy hit of the summer with their duet It's Five O'Clock Somewhere.

Derek Trucks Band gets jazzy on new release

Derek Trucks Band gets jazzy on new release
Guitarist Derek Trucks is best known as a prodigy, a blues boy who first performed at age 9, had a band by age 12 and a national recording contract while still in high school.

Pit strategy key to winning races
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - It used to be so simple on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series circuit: The fastest car usually won.

Darlington's switched on: Lights on the way
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Darlington Raceway's long-term prospects just got brighter.

Labonte Brothers bouncing back after sub-par years
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bobby and Terry Labonte passed the time during a recent NASCAR presentation with knowing glances and a few whispers between them.

Racing facts - Sirius Satellite at the Glen

Darlington's switched on: Lights on the way

Stewart defending title at Watkins Glen

Wells no longer stranger to NASCAR
A lot of people who didn't even know Cal Wells III disliked him when he came to NASCAR as a team owner in 2000.

Q&A with Robbie Reiser

Said hoping road racing success leads to full-time ride
Boris Said has had enough of being a road racing "hired gun." He wants to be a full-time driver on NASCAR's top circuit.

Labonte Brothers bouncing back after sub-par years

Said hoping road racing success leads to full-time ride

NASCAR notebook

Racing facts - Sirius Satellite at the Glen
SIRIUS SATELLITE AT THE GLEN

NASCAR notebook
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - A recent study shows there aren't more commercials during a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race since the $2.8 billion contract was signed with NBC, FOX, FX and TNT in 2001.

Stewart defending title at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Tony Stewart's spirits were about as low as he could get the last time he arrived at Watkins Glen International.

Q&A with Robbie Reiser
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Robbie Reiser is the crew chief for NASCAR Winston Cup Series points leader Matt Kenseth. Although they take a 286-point lead into Sunday's Sirius Satellite at the Glen road course race, he said the team is taking nothing for granted. That's why they tested at Watkins Glen International and refuse to start thinking about their advantage in the standings. Reiser took time away from his DeWalt Ford Taurus to talk about the pressures of leading the points.

Pit strategy key to winning races

Wells no longer stranger to NASCAR

Marine team enters Liberian capital
MONROVIA, Liberia - A team of U.S. Marines landed in Monrovia on Wednesday, flying in on olive-green helicopters that passed almost unnoticed over a ruined city where people are preoccupied with searching for food after weeks of fighting between government and rebel troops.

Marine team enters Liberian capital

Report: Four groups interested in buying Nets

Report: Four groups interested in buying Nets
NEWARK, N.J. -- The owners of the New Jersey Nets are talking to at least four groups about selling the team, and two of the potential buyers would move the team to New York, according to a published report.

Bryant makes first court appearance on sexual assault charge

Bryant makes first court appearance on sexual assault charge
EAGLE, Colo. -- NBA superstar Kobe Bryant made his first court appearance on a sexual assault charge Wednesday, uttering just two words during a seven-minute hearing that created a media frenzy in this quiet mountain town.

Whitfield eager to see widespread attack

Fantasy football: Running backs make the difference

Training camp roundup

Mr. Byron Keenan    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. George Peeler    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Corey Walden    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Shoop    (RUSTON, La.)
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Mr. Max Gerstenberger    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Annie Randall    (COLLEGE PARK, Md.)
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Mr. Devayor Anderson    (OCONEE, Ga.)
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Mr. Chando ODell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Melvin Smith    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Glenn Mundy    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Mr. Ralph Wilson    (FLORENCE, S.C.)
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Hilton Wall, Jr., M.D.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Berlene Hobgood    (FARMVILLE, N.C.)
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Mrs. Claudine Mills    (SARDIS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Frances Simons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Anna Miller    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. James Williams    (KITE, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas McBride    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Rodney Taylor    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Rita Lynn    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. Billy Roberson    (SARDIS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Frances Leverette    (Decatur, Ga.)
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Mrs. Claudine Mills    (SARDIS, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas Sizemore    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Doyle Ashe    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Melvin Smith    (WARRENTON, GA)
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Mr. Robert Hazel    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eunice Waters    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Olan Howland    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Frances Lee    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Geraldine Lovett    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Byron Keenan    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Jake Anderson    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. James Jones    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Ms. Sharonnia Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Buford Jackson Jr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Eunice Waters    (NORTH AUGUSTA, SC.)
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Mr. Johnnie Goodwin, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Jessie Thomas    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. Rickey Gandy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Rosetta Sykes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Patsy Dutko    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Charlene Roberson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruth Clifton    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Nelson Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John Crocker    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Glenn Mundy    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Patricia Cummings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Lt. Col. William Domke    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Louise Daniels    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Jake Anderson    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Tony Duckworth    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Patricia Barron    (EUREKA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Essie B. Ferrell    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Leotha Harris    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Sammie Florence    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Anna Miller    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Freddie Lawson    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. John Howard, Sr.    (APPLING, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas Maxwell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Hilton Wall, Jr., M.D.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Johnnie McCain    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Frances Lee    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mr. Lester Cobb    (WADLEY, Ga.)
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Mr. Jerrell Lynch Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Burnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Charles Burnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Junior Mays    (HAMPTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Tony Duckworth    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Stella Middlebrook    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. John Crocker    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Imogene Head    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Frances Simons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Olan Howland (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Claudine Mills (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Stella Middlebrook (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Miller (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Imogene Head (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Lt. Col. William Domke (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Essie B. Ferrell (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Waters (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Sharonnia Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jake Anderson (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Hilton Wall, Jr., M.D. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Lee (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Billy Roberson (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas McBride (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Smith (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Smith (WARRENTON, GA)

Mr. Johnnie McCain (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Hilton Wall, Jr., M.D. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Crocker (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Glenn Mundy (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Junior Mays (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. George Peeler (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Daniels (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sammie Florence (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Max Gerstenberger (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Sizemore (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Cummings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Hazel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie Lawson (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Duckworth (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Lee (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Rita Lynn (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Byron Keenan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Jones (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Waters (NORTH AUGUSTA, SC.)

Mrs. Annie Randall (COLLEGE PARK, Md.)

Mr. Nelson Phillips (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Wilson (FLORENCE, S.C.)

Mr. Tony Duckworth (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Byron Keenan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John Howard, Sr. (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Jerrell Lynch Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Clifton (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Devayor Anderson (OCONEE, Ga.)

Mr. Rodney Taylor (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Claudine Mills (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Jake Anderson (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Berlene Hobgood (FARMVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Anna Miller (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosetta Sykes (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Buford Jackson Jr. (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Thomas (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Goodwin, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlene Roberson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Patsy Dutko (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Doyle Ashe (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Lovett (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Winds halt pre-Olympic rowing event

Dispelling myths about ice hockey

In the game spotlight: Winn Crenshaw

Overtime

Overtime

Area sports announcements

Rowers try to stay afloat in Olympic test

Augustan to fight on pay-per-view

Tyson is halfway to broke and broken-down

Agassi advances to Montreal quarters
MONTREAL -- Andre Agassi stumbled out to a 4-1 deficit, then recovered to beat local wild-card entry Simon Larose 6-4, 6-2 Wednesday and reach the quarterfinals of the Canada Masters.

Overtime
In Gladwyne, Pa., North Augusta's Darby Sligh advanced to match play in the U.S. Women's Amateur at Philadelphia Country Club.

Area sports announcements
Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Augustan to fight on pay-per-view
The bell sounds and Zack Day pounces like a tiger on its prey.

Winds halt pre-Olympic rowing event
SCHINIAS, Greece -- A pre-Olympic rowing event was called off because of strong winds Thursday, another troubling sign for organizers trying to fine-tune preparations for next year's games.

Rowers try to stay afloat in Olympic test
SCHINIAS, Greece -- Test events for next year's Olympics got off to a worrisome start Wednesday when rowers tried to stay afloat as waves swamped boats and forced the U.S. team to swim across the finish line.

Overtime
A misdemeanor assault charge against Washington Wizards guard Jerry Stackhouse has been dropped after the former All-Star apologized to the alleged victim.

Tyson is halfway to broke and broken-down
Sonny Liston, his hero, died broke and broken-down.

In the game spotlight: Winn Crenshaw
This week's in the game spotlight is on Winn Crenshaw of Evans.

Fantasy football: Running backs make the difference
Everybody wants to win his fantasy football league.

Training camp roundup
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Marcos Martos grew up in soccer-crazed Mexico City dreaming of playing in the NFL.

Whitfield eager to see widespread attack
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- With just one day remaining in his 12th training camp with the Atlanta Falcons, Bob Whitfield is ready to leave Furman University and return home.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country star had fans restless

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country star had fans restless
It's been a while since I've seen a so-called star treat fans as badly and put on such a poor show as Tanya Tucker did Aug. 2 in Newberry, S.C.

Some good movies get bad raps

Summer's wild political circus wins TV's vote

Summer's wild political circus wins TV's vote
LOS ANGELES -- Who knew? The summer's best reality television shows turned out to be about politics.

'Whoopi' begins production in New York City
NEW YORK -- Whoopi Goldberg grew up here, lives here and, whenever she can, wants to work here.

Laura Regan will portray Jessica Lynch in NBC movie
BURBANK, Calif. -- Actress Laura Regan will portray Army Pvt. Jessica Lynch in the NBC movie "Saving Jessica Lynch."

Schwarzenegger drives big audience to 'Tonight'
NEW YORK -- Arnold Schwarzenegger's announcement that he was running for governor of California drew the second-highest rating of the year for NBC's "Tonight" show, Nielsen Media Research said Thursday.

Schwarzenegger drives big audience to 'Tonight'

Applause calendar

Club calendar

Video watch

Lopez and Spears may have competing talk shows

Concert calendar

Abilities shine in new linebackers

Georgia fullback fits position's recent mold
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's fullback position is becoming a cliche.

UGA notebook

UGA notebook
ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt says he's happy to be at Georgia, and the Bulldogs are happy to have the reigning Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year.

Abilities shine in new linebackers
ATHENS, Ga. - Based on numbers alone, Georgia's linebackers would seem to be in big trouble this season.

Georgia fullback fits position's recent mold

Some good movies get bad raps
Movie critics have always relished the opportunity to walk bleary-eyed from a darkened cinema to declare a movie "the worst ever."

Peacekeepers enter Liberia's capital as Taylor submits resignation, designates successor
MONROVIA, Liberia -- President Charles Taylor submitted his resignation and named his vice president to take over the reins of the embattled government Thursday as throngs cheered the first West African peacekeepers to enter the besieged capital.

Wildfires raging as Europe gripped by heat wave
ROME -- Record-breaking temperatures stoked wildfires across Italy and elsewhere in Europe Wednesday, in a heat wave that has plagued the continent for more than a week and caused the deaths of at least 28 people.

Peacekeepers enter Liberia's capital as Taylor submits resignation, designates successor

Wildfires raging as Europe gripped by heat wave

Government considers janitor a security risk because of his financial struggle

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Malawi parliament turns off Big Brother Africa