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Former TV host will be in Augusta to handle talent show
Rickey Smiley's brand of old-school comedy, in which he portrays 90-year-old church member Ms. Bernice Jenkins and other Southern friends and relatives, has been amusing audiences for nearly 16 years.

Group melds dancing, acting in 'Peter Pan'
Before Wendy, John and Michael left their London home and flew to Neverland, there was Peter Pan and his friends.

Features musician: Eryn Eubanks

Tale puts Wild West theme on stage

'Symphonie Fantastique' dazzles

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'Symphonie Fantastique' dazzles
NEW YORK - A fold of cloth soars, tumbles and pirouettes across a violet sky as violins swell. A burst of iridescent bubbles punctuates a deep staccato. Flashes of light echo the trumpet's blare.

Tale puts Wild West theme on stage
An antithesis to popular opera expectations, The Ballad of Baby Doe, being staged this weekend by the Augusta Opera, is more Bonanza than Butterfly, more Dodge City than Don Giovanni.

Former TV host will be in Augusta to handle talent show

'Barefoot' a classic that can still astound new audiences
Although the play is 41 years old, the cast of the Fort Gordon production of the Neil Simon classic Barefoot in the Park view it as a play full of firsts.

'Barefoot' a classic that can still astound new audiences

Features musician: Eryn Eubanks
Eryn Eubanks HOMETOWN: Augusta STYLE: Bluegrass

A's fans defend smack talking
OAKLAND, Calif. - The woman whose nose was broken when Texas reliever Frank Francisco threw a chair into the stands said Wednesday she will not decide whether to sue the Rangers until after prosecutors and baseball officials complete their investigation.

Will 700 bring respect?

Rogers finally folds to Oakland on road
OAKLAND, Calif. - Kenny Rogers lost at the Coliseum for the first time in more than 10 years, with Bobby Crosby's three-run double in the fifth inning leading the Athletics to a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday.

Sosa leads Cubs power explosion

Slugger is stuck on 699

Will 700 bring respect?
MILWAUKEE - San Francisco Giants manager Felipe Alou hopes Barry Bonds' 700th home run - whenever it comes - will change the public's perception of the surly slugger.

Fan's foresight won't pay off

Sosa leads Cubs power explosion
CHICAGO - Sammy Sosa appears to have found his swing, and the timing couldn't be better for the Chicago Cubs.

A's fans defend smack talking

Rogers finally folds to Oakland on road

Slugger is stuck on 699
MILWAUKEE - Not in the city where Aaron played, he won't. But get ready, kayakers: Barry Bonds will get the chance to hit another historic homer at home.

Fan's foresight won't pay off
LOS ANGELES - Michael Mahan figured it was worth spending $25,000 for baseball tickets - especially when it bought him the entire section at Dodger Stadium where he thought Barry Bonds' 700th home run ball might land.

Wet nights distract dog, owner from duties

Birth announcements
Madelynn Marie Griffin: Christopher J. and Angela M. Griffin, of Harlem, announce the birth of a daughter, Madelynn Marie Griffin, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Vicky Arrowood, of Harlem, and Gary and Sue Stephens, of Tryon, N.C.

Birth announcements

Hugh Hefner inducted into the Erotic hall of fame
LOS ANGELES - So when are pajamas worthy of a museum exhibit? When they belong to Hugh Hefner.

Odds and Ends
SALEM, Ore. - Jeff Datwyler found lots of loot in the litter.

Driver in decapitation case released from jail
MARIETTA, Ga. - A man facing criminal charges after an apparent drunk driving accident that decapitated his longtime friend has been released from jail.

Goofy suspended for being too "goofy"
ORLANDO, Fla. - A Walt Disney World worker who was acquitted of charges he fondled a 13-year-old girl while dressed as Tigger has been suspended again, accused of shoving two people while in a Goofy costume.

Mets throttle Braves rookie

Mets throttle Braves rookie
NEW YORK - If Jose Capellan's name registered at all this year, it was as the first pitcher to reach 100 mph on the radar gun at Disney's Cracker Jack Stadium in spring training.

Cox wants to see more than heat
NEW YORK - The kid is going to give it another try tonight, and this time he hopes to bring a curveball along with him.

Branching out

Europe wants clarity on U.S. aid to Boeing
BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Union on Thursday demanded Washington explain more clearly how it subsidizes Boeing Co. and warned it would counter any U.S. challenge targeting EU rival Airbus SAS before the World Trade Organization.

Pickers pick a pickle union
RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 8,000 farm workers brought to North Carolina under a federal visa program signed a deal Thursday for union representation, and the group said it would drop a yearslong boycott of a major pickle company.

Stewart will go to prison 'as soon as possible'
NEW YORK - Millionaire executive Martha Stewart announced Wednesday that she had decided to begin her prison sentence for lying about a stock trade as soon as possible. "I must reclaim my good life," she said, adding she hoped to be home in time to plant a spring garden.

Workshop stresses leadership
Hiring the best person for the job doesn't always mean hiring the most qualified person.

Europe wants clarity on U.S. aid to Boeing

Jefferson adorns redesigned nickels
WASHINGTON - Thomas Jefferson appears bolder and bigger on new 5-cent pieces, marking his first makeover since he landed on the nickel in 1938.

Workshop stresses leadership

Business briefs
TORONTO - Nortel Networks Corp. warned Thursday that its full-year growth is expected to trail the industry, rather than lead it as the company had predicted as recently as a month ago.

Consumer prices nudge up 0.1 percent in August

Jefferson adorns redesigned nickels

Fall in share income looms
ATLANTA - Coca-Cola's top executive said Wednesday the world's largest beverage maker needs to work harder, better execute its business strategy and improve its culture as he warned that third-quarter per-share income will drop at least 24 percent from a year ago.

Offer boosts Delta's bonds
NEW YORK - Delta Air Lines Inc.'s bonds rose sharply in Thursday trading, a day after it offered to exchange some bonds in an attempt to stave off bankruptcy.

Branching out
Dan Blanton, the president and chief executive of Georgia Bank & Trust, addresses the crowd during the official ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new branch in the Cotton Exchange building. Georgia Bank & Trust is the only locally owned bank with a downtown office.

Consumer prices nudge up 0.1 percent in August
WASHINGTON - Consumer prices rose just 0.1 percent in August, a sign that inflation poses no immediate risk to the economy.

Storm fears, supply woes drive up oil prices

Market creating a major dilemma
NEW YORK - It's a well-worn pickup line at college keg parties: What's your major?

Storm fears, supply woes drive up oil prices
WASHINGTON - The loss of more than half the daily oil production in the Gulf of Mexico, and of a significant amount of refining capacity, as a result of Hurricane Ivan should not cause U.S. motorists much long-term pain at the pump - so long as Ivan does not cause the industry any lasting infrastructure damage.

Offer boosts Delta's bonds

College football capsules
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn and Louisiana State have played several nickname games in recent years: The Fire Game. The Interception Game. The Cigar Game.

College football capsules

Marshall is haunted by tragic plane crash
It's been more than 30 years, but the tragic crash on Nov. 14, 1970, of the jet that carried the Marshall football team, its coaches and some community leaders - killing everyone on board - still haunts residents there today.

Marshall is haunted by tragic plane crash

Rather is unraveling
Question: How might CBS's junkyard-dog-tough 60 Minutes team tear apart the shoddy reporting on the Bush National Guard memos - if, that is, it weren't the network's own 60 Minutes II crew that perpetrated the reckless, and quite likely fraudulent, news report?

The pride of Augusta
The Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce needs to sign up 16-year-old Hodges Usry right now. Here's a young fellow who could give lessons to professional salesmen on how to sell the merits and virtues of the Garden City.

SAT spells 'flaw'
The folly of comparing SAT scores has reared its flawed head again - this time on the county level.

Rather is unraveling

The pride of Augusta

Responder confusion
If your spouse has severe chest pains and collapses, it's not unreasonable to assume she's in the throes of a life-threatening illness. Certainly Augusta Commissioner Bobby Hankerson thought that when his wife collapsed in pain at 3 a.m. one day earlier this month.

Sweet justice
A recent story out of Pensacola, Fla., provides the kind of sweet justice that warms the heart. It's better than man bites dog. It's dog shoots man.

SAT spells 'flaw'

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.

Emmy presenters are richly gifted
LOS ANGELES - Presenting an Emmy Award isn't just about giving, it's also about getting.

Changes made to Arts in the Heart festival
Now in its 24th incarnation, the Greater Augusta Arts Council's Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival remains a work in progress.

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.

Carnie Wilson expecting her first child
LOS ANGELES - Carnie Wilson, whose gastric bypass surgery five years ago was broadcast on the Internet, is expecting her first child.

Club calendar
Here's a list of entertainment at Aiken-Augusta nightclubs.

'Eve of Destruction' is newest racing game
If the PlayStation's sleek and sexy Twisted Metal combat racing series is the refined city boy, Test Drive: Eve of Destruction is the dirty, gap-toothed country cousin.

Featured event: Abatsu African Drummers and Dancers
Abatsu African Drummers and Dancers HOMETOWN: Augusta STYLE: West African percussion and dance

Stocks pick up pace on inflation report
NEW YORK - Stocks regained some momentum Thursday as fresh economic data suggested inflation remains well under control, but volatile oil prices gave investors some pause late in the session.

Spate of bad news rattles investors
NEW YORK - Stocks sagged Wednesday after Coca-Cola Co. and several other companies issued gloomy forecasts, and a lower-than-expected reading on industrial production for August threw the nation's broader economic outlook into question.

Bass schooling is in session in area lakes
Sighting a huge school of hybrid and striped bass is something most fishermen will never forget, and that's been the story this week on Thurmond Lake.

Bass schooling is in session in area lakes

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 and total weight of the catch.

Grubbin': Rae's Coastal Cafe
Rae's Coastal Cafe 3208 W. Wimbledon Drive THE ATMOSPHERE: Low lights and comfy seats in a cafe well off the beaten path

Armyworms leave brown grass in destructive wake
If you have a Bermuda grass lawn or some variety of Bermuda pasture, you need to be on the lookout for armyworms.

Japanese-style yard caters to wildlife's needs

Japanese-style yard caters to wildlife's needs
Long before there were houses along the Savannah River in North Augusta, a stream flowed from the hills down from Martintown Road.

Armyworms leave brown grass in destructive wake

Eagles will look to break Wofford
STATESBORO, Ga. - Somehow, the thought of Georgia Southern's football team as an underdog seems as foreign as a low-carb meal at Snooky's Restaurant.

Eagles will look to break Wofford

Mickleson and Woods up first

Haas appreciates week's importance
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - It's not a tale "Uncle Jay" - as U.S. rookie Chris Riley dubbed him - particularly enjoys retelling.

Montano is in league of her own

Sutton won't reveal hand
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Hal Sutton is really throwing the dogs off his scent.

New-look Jaguars building tradition

Haas appreciates week's importance

Sutton won't reveal hand

Mickleson and Woods up first
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - On the heels of a military flyover at the opening ceremonies, the 35th Ryder Cup matches will go from zero to ultrasonic in one simple announcement.

New-look Jaguars building tradition
Trelle McCombs endured one season coaching another coach's players.

Purdy shoots sizzling 61 to lead in Texas

Purdy shoots sizzling 61 to lead in Texas
SAN ANTONIO - Ted Purdy's play in the first round of the Texas Open matched the local weather.

Montano is in league of her own
MCCORMICK, S.C. - No matter what happened with the weather in Thursday's final round of the CSRA Women's Golf Association 54-Hole Championship, the field knew Elaine Montano was going to win for the third straight year and fourth time in her career.

Georgia high school football poll

South Carolina prep football poll

Perfect start spurs Irish to end famine

Player of the week

Friday night football matchups

Georgia high school football poll
This week's Georgia high school football poll from the Associated Press.

Perfect start spurs Irish to end famine
History sits inside the library at Aquinas High School. There are yearbooks and scrapbooks. Records of football games lost and won.

South Carolina prep football poll
COLUMBIA - The Associated Press high school football poll as selected by a panel of South Carolina sports writers, with the school's name, record, number of first-place votes, total votes and last week's ranking. (4-A, 2-A, 1-A based on 15 ballots; 3-A based on 14 ballots):

Friday night football matchups
Here are the key matchups for Friday night's gridiron action.

Player of the week
This week's From the Huddle player of the week is Harlem senior JeremyLarson.

Lockout scatters league
NHL players began scattering across the globe Thursday in search of work on Day 1 of the lockout, with no negotiations scheduled between union and management.

Lockout scatters league

Details of preparations for Ivan and Jeanne
Hurricane, tropical storm details at a glance.

Hurricane Ivan blasts Alabama and Florida
GULF SHORES, Ala. - Hurricane Ivan slammed ashore early Thursday with winds of 130 mph, packing deadly tornadoes and a powerful punch of waves and rain that threatened to swamp communities from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle. At least 12 deaths were blamed on the storm.

South prepares for up to 20 inches of rain
ATLANTA - Predictions of Hurricane Ivan stalling out for days inland and dumping up to 20 inches of rain on the southern Appalachian Mountains has led to early dam releases, sand bagging, school closings, and other precautions in anticipation of severe flooding.

Jeanne nears hurricane strength
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Tropical Storm Jeanne, nearing hurricane strength, lashed Puerto Rico on Wednesday, as rivers rose, roads flowed with torrents of water and frantic residents evacuated low-lying areas.

New Orleans urges people to seek shelter
NEW ORLEANS - Some beach towns were deserted Wednesday and highways leading to higher ground were jammed as Hurricane Ivan roared toward the Gulf Coast with 140 mph.

Georgian cities anticipate Ivan
Augusta-area emergency officials said Tuesday that they're ready for Hurricane Ivan and warned that the area may experience heavy rain and gusty winds as soon as Thursday.

New Orleans escapes another big hurricane
NEW ORLEANS - The Big Easy is the Big Breathe Easy. New Orleans dodged another one. Hurricane Ivan made landfall to the east early Thursday and shook the trees with tropical storm-force winds of up to 44 mph. But aside from power outages to some 30,000 customers because of fallen limbs, the city survived unscathed.

Jeanne becomes sixth hurricane of season
YABUCOA, Puerto Rico - Jeanne strengthened from a tropical storm into the sixth hurricane of the season Thursday, a day after lashing Puerto Rico with damaging winds and rain that knocked out power, flooded roads and killed two people.

Hurricane Ivan slams Gulf Coast
GULF SHORES, Ala. - Hurricane Ivan slammed ashore early Thursday with winds of 130 mph, packing deadly tornadoes and a powerful punch of waves and rain that threatened to swamp communities from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.

Ivan's approach cancels cancer meeting
Hurricane Ivan claimed its first victim in Augusta even before the storm came ashore. University Hospital canceled its Cancer Town Meeting, scheduled to start at 7 tonight, and rescheduled it for Oct. 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel.

Main developments with Hurricane Ivan
Thursday's developments associated with Hurricane Ivan:

Wet nights distract dog, owner from duties
There is the call of the wild. There is the call of nature. And then there is the instance when both intersect, which is what happens when I am asked to walk my terrier puppy in the rain.

Area weathers Ivan; Wilkes County cleans up from tornado
Most of the Augusta area saw few problems with the rough weather sparked by Hurricane Ivan.

Authorities identify young adults killed in wreck
Authorities have identified two people who died in a one-car accident Wednesday night on a south Richmond County road.

Free trade vision is a big disaster
Proponents of the Free Trade Area of the Americas have carefully avoided any public discussion of how the FTAA will affect our borders until the misnamed agreement can be pushed through Congress. But Americans concerned about this nation's porous borders need to know the problem will get a lot worse if the FTAA is approved. Glenda Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Things are getting scary for Kerry

Pray for our strong congressman

Celebrate and enjoy Korean culture
I am a Korean-American, and have lived in Augusta for about 17 years. Last year I attended the Arts In the Heart of Augusta Festival for the first time. However, many other Koreans have been attending this festival, some for more than 15 years. Soo Kim Sharkey, Augusta

Pray for our strong congressman
I have known Charlie Norwood since the early 1990s, when I saw him begin his campaign to become a U.S. congressman. I can assure readers that when it gets too tough for everyone else, it is just right for him. He's beat everything that the Democratic Party, unions and liberal groups have thrown at him. Alex Cawthon, Thomson

Many U.S. deaths were indeed in vain
Since your editorial titled "Deaths are not in vain" (Sept. 9) brought up the similarities between our post-World War II experiences in Germany and Japan, and our situation in Iraq, you should point out the obvious difference. Alan Ziobrowski, Martinez

Celebrate and enjoy Korean culture

Things are getting scary for Kerry
With the recent stir with CBS on their 60 Minutes II program and the documents Dan Rather presented, I decided to look at my discharge papers from 1970 and see how the typeset compared with the ones on President Bush's records. There is quite a difference. Very suspect! Jim Baggett, Thomson

Don't deny same-sex marriages

Don't deny same-sex marriages
While 200 years of history has shown that discrimination is not an American value, there is a movement among extreme conservatives to put discrimination in the U.S. Constitution. They want to change the Constitution - a document meant to ensure freedoms and protections - to deny same-sex couples and their families the rights that most people in this country take for granted. Kathleen A. Walsh, Evans

Ignore Bush-haters' flawed agenda
Mark Gelbart's letter about the Bush-haters' agenda ("Bush-haters have honorable agenda," Sept. 7) is self-explanatory. He never mentioned what was better about John Kerry; he just bashed Bush. Let's set the record straight, though. Jeff Clark, Martinez

Free trade vision is a big disaster

Safer window switches required

Little girls need space to daydream

Ralph Lauren to buck trends

Honda to have new SUV

A little luxury fits in boomers' plans

Bathroom seeks style upgrades

Volvo recalling 460,000 vehicles

Bike lock is vulnerable to pens

Honda to have new SUV
DETROIT - Honda Motor Co. will expand its lineup of sport utility vehicles with a new model from the Acura luxury division, even as the Japanese auto maker says its focus is on fuel economy and it considers other hybrid models.

A little luxury fits in boomers' plans
You may not have the bankroll to land you on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, but the fact is you don't have to live in a mansion to have a little luxury in your life. Buy yourself a couple of really soft, large bath sheets that make you feel like you're at the Ritz and hang them on two sturdy robe hooks. Encase your bed in great-quality sheets or install a lighted makeup mirror on the bathroom wall.

Little girls need space to daydream
Sugar and spice and everything nice. Isn't that what little girls are supposed to be made of? Unfortunately, we all know it's not that simple.

Ralph Lauren to buck trends
NEW YORK - Ralph Lauren threw out conventional wisdom for his spring 2005 collection, eschewing the casual elegance that dominated New York Fashion Week for all-out, show-stopping glamour.

Bathroom seeks style upgrades
Are you bored with your bathroom?

Safer window switches required
WASHINGTON - In an effort to prevent child deaths, the government is requiring automakers to install safer switches on power windows by 2008.

Bike lock is vulnerable to pens
BOSTON - You don't have to be the Man of Steel to open a Kryptonite bike lock.

Volvo recalling 460,000 vehicles
DETROIT - Volvo is recalling 460,000 vehicles worldwide because a wiring problem could cause a fan to overheat and burn, the company said Monday.

Group wants set fee for vendors

Author gives workshop at school
Twenty fourth- and fifth-graders from Evans Elementary School put pencil to paper Thursday afternoon to describe what would happen if they refused to do their most hated household chore.

Gala will fund program for elderly care

Area effect should end by Saturday
Inclement weather from Hurricane Ivan should pass through the Augusta area by Saturday as long as the storm's projected path does not turn east, a meteorologist said Wednesday.

Emergency response policy upsets leaders
A fire department policy that kept a nearby emergency medical team from being dispatched to Augusta Commissioner Bobby Hankerson's ailing wife might have been a blessing in disguise, according to Commissioner Tommy Boyles.

A fresh start
Rabbi Robert Klensin talks with Paula Schwartz at the Congregation Children of Israel before celebrating Rosh Hashana. The holiday is considered the Jewish new year.

Military reunions

Across the Southeast
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Ralph Nader is again off Florida's presidential ballot, at least for now.

Problems subside after officers visit

Democrats say lawmaker lied about being Marine veteran
ST. GEORGE, S.C. - South Carolina's Democratic Party chairman says state Rep. George Bailey has lied "repeatedly and shamelessly" to voters in his district about his status as a Marine veteran.

Rants and raves
I WENT TO ARC in 2000. When I took my SATs the first time, my score was low. The principal said next time I take the SAT, where it said school, don't fill it out because he didn't want my scores to bring down the whole school's score.

Sanford starts talks on budget
COLUMBIA - Using a private company to sell worms, crickets and tackle to fishermen is one of the issues the director of the state Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department brought up Wednesday in this year's round of the governor's budget hearings.

To the finish
Hundreds of runners will meet Saturday morning at the Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., for the annual SRP Federal Credit Union Broad Street Ramble.

Meth fight could alter rules on cold medication
ATLANTA - At the dawn of the season for sniffles and colds, some anti-drug advocates say Georgia needs to consider tightening access to cold medicine to help fight the state's methampetamine plague.

Across Georgia

Storms may add to dirty waters
AIKEN - Officials can't say with certainty if heavy rains that accompanied Tropical Storm Frances led to the increased levels of fecal coliform bacteria that closed Langley Pond last week.

Talent garners woman title of Ms. Senior

Frances blows in trouble for man
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Chalk up one more person suffering from the impact of Hurricane Frances that blew through Florida last week.

Two finalists remain in Make Kids Count scholarship drawing

Across the area
A 14-year-old Columbia Middle School pupil damaged school property and threatened two school officials with a bat, authorities said.

Augusta State building depicted new ornament

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG - A former state trooper who could have faced 20 years in prison for assaulting two suspects in handcuffs has been found guilty of a lesser charge and sent to jail for 60 days.

Robber gets 12-year sentence
AIKEN - A bank robber who was caught immediately after the heist while standing in line at an Aiken Wendy's restaurant was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - A man facing criminal charges after an apparent drunken driving accident that decapitated his friend has been released from jail.

New database helps catch uninsured drivers
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Uninsured drivers have a better chance of being caught more quickly with a state-run database to which insurers are required to send information.

Backers, critics of ban prepare for campaigns
ATLANTA - Where did Georgia's gay marriage debate go?

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Groups accuse Barrow of shift
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Gay rights activists are angrily accusing Democratic congressional candidate John Barrow of flip-flopping on the politically charged gay marriage issue.

Race car will promote prostate cancer awareness
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and today a Viagra race car will be parked downtown as a reminder.

Assistant cheerleading coach quits
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia's assistant cheerleading coach quit his job Tuesday, three weeks after the squad's head coach was fired for telling cheerleaders that one of their teammates had accused her of religious discrimination.

Big cat puts a scare into community

Problems subside after officers visit
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has been at Glenn Hills High School for three days after several fights last week, and said Wednesday that problems there are on the decline.

Price apologizes to Larke for statements

Landfill approaches capacity
Standing on a mountain of dirt- covered trash 390 feet above sea level, Don Bartles watches as a vehicle with toaster-size metal teeth on its wheels smashes a new waste load.

Kid of the day

Students meet before classes to express faith
Sarah Baker gripped a microphone with her left hand, stretched her right arm toward the sky, looked up at heaven and worshipped God through a song.

To the finish

South Carolinians pitch in with Florida relief efforts
AIKEN - In the desperate days after Hurricane Frances, Michelle Myer saw an abundance of devastation and plenty of frustration.

Reunions

Big cat puts a scare into community
NORTH AUGUSTA - Residents of southern Edgefield County can rest easy - there is no killer cougar roaming the neighborhoods.

Storms may add to dirty waters

Group wants set fee for vendors
The executive director of an organization dedicated to improving Augusta's downtown said Wednesday he hopes to create a consistent fee for vendors who sell their merchandise at city events.

Authorities identify young adults killed in wreck

Airport offers look at screening system
Jacksonville International Airport might have three times the staff, passengers and equipment of Augusta Regional Airport, but Garden City leaders are still trying to take a cue from their neighbors to the south.

Center gets doctor's donation

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 8-year old Jamilya A. Williams of Augusta.

Volunteers to assist with bird census
AIKEN - The first thing Paul Koehler will be doing Saturday morning is "owling" - silently standing in the woods near the Silver Bluff Audubon Center, hoping to catch a glimpse of a great horned owl or a screech owl.

Boy is charged in shooting
A 19-year-old man died Wednesday after an early morning shooting, police said.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A former Clemson University dean and professor of counseling and education leadership has been appointed to the state Mental Health Commission, the agency said Thursday.

Burglaries sweep through west Augusta
While some west Augustans sleep, somebody is coming into their homes and taking cash and credit cards, authorities say.

Severe winds sweep across Aiken County

Rants and raves
IF A WAR ON terrorism creates anti-American sentiment and anti-American sentiment breeds terrorists who target America, how can a war on terrorism protect America?

Around town
Jim Ashworth, of Roush Racing, takes a picture of Beverly Swinson, of Aiken, standing with Mark Martin's Viagra race car at a prostate health awareness event held Thursday in Augusta.

Departing exchange chief leaves legacy of progress
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service at Fort Gordon has grown under the leadership of its general manager, Nick Williams.

$10.5 million road project approved
In 1992, when John Bentley opened the Snug Tavern & Grill, he said Davis Road was just a little country road.

News you can use
SEPT. 16, 1983 The Very Rev. Harry W. Shipps, dean of the Convocation of Augusta, was elected bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Georgia on Thursday after 11 rounds of voting.

Gala will fund program for elderly care
The senior prom does not usually take place in the fall - and it's not usually attended by people of retirement age, but the Senior Prom will be held at the Boat House, 1101 Riverfront Drive, from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24.

Program gives spouses idea of what Army is like
Being in the Army isn't exactly a 9-to-5 job, and spouses of newly enlisted soldiers don't always understand why their spouses leave before dawn and return in the evening exhausted and ready to sleep.

For the record
Here are Richmond County Superior Court sentencings, paroles, indictments, dui sentencings, juvenile court sentencings, marriage license applications and divorces.

Talent garners woman title of Ms. Senior
Carol Counts' love of singing and performing led her to become a contestant in the Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina pageant.

Milestones
Nand Patel, of Augusta, son of Vinod and Naynce Patel, has been named an All-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy.

Military reunions
USS SPERRY (AS-12) ASSOCIATION: Seeking shipmates for a reunion Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, at the Days Hotel Timonium, Baltimore; contact Arnold Ross, (281) 534-2459 or 2916 Colonial Drive, Dickinson, TX 77539 or ARoss14573@aol.com

A fresh start

Teen faces murder charge

Democrats say lawmaker lied about being Marine veteran

Robber gets 12-year sentence

Around the block

Parents face extortion charge

Race car will promote prostate cancer awareness

Across Georgia

Groups accuse Barrow of shift

Across the area

Former Hope House resident returns with message for women

$10.5 million road project approved

South Carolinians pitch in with Florida relief efforts

Author gives workshop at school

Meth fight could alter rules on cold medication

New database helps catch uninsured drivers

Assistant cheerleading coach quits

Emergency response policy upsets leaders

Pet of the week

Around town

Sanford starts talks on budget

Across the area
Four Columbia County sheriff's officers have been reinstated after being placed on administrative leave with pay after the Aug. 30 fatal shooting of a Martinez woman.

Students meet before classes to express faith

Reunions
This listing runs as space is available. For information to be published, please include the date of the reunion:

Across the area

Pet of the week
Sally, an 8-week-old female Rottweiler and beagle mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at SuperPetz on Whiskey Road in Aiken, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at PETsMART in Aiken and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at PETsMART in Augusta. Pets for adoption can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 649-1219 or 279-7003.

News you can use

Two finalists remain in Make Kids Count scholarship drawing
Vaughn Lee believes in prayer.

Kid of the day

Post Happenings

Deputies will patrol campuses

Milestones

Former CEO disappears
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Investigators are searching for a former executive for Sara Lee Corp. who has been missing since a planned meeting with a couple interested in buying his sport utility vehicle.

Across the Southeast

Study says reactors could help make gas
AIKEN - Hydrogen, touted as the fuel of the future for cars, homes and industry, could be economically and cleanly produced using the high heat of a next-generation nuclear reactor, scientists at the Savannah River National Laboratory said.

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Center gets doctor's donation
One of Augusta's prominent doctors officially gave Fort Discovery more money to advance its educational mission Thursday.

Newcomers' event gives soldiers information on area

Severe winds sweep across Aiken County
Although the full fury of Hurricane Ivan didn't lash across the Augusta area Thursday, its winds and a meandering tornado paid a visit to the area.

For the record

Burns makes 'Dirty Dozen'

Meetings

Suit wants marriage question off ballots
ATLANTA - A lawsuit filed Thursday asks Georgia courts to remove a proposal to ban gay marriage from the ballot because it's misleading to voters.

Augusta State building depicted new ornament
Christmas came early for Augusta State University on Thursday.

Deputies will patrol campuses
Acknowledging a recent wave of crime in Richmond County schools, education and law enforcement officials announced Thursday the creation of a task force to crack down on school-related violence.

News you can use
SEPT. 17, 1922 Dr. George Preston, superintendent of the Gracewood School for the Mentally Defective, was informed by wire yesterday that Gov. Thomas Hardwick had not accepted the offer of the Citizens and Southern Bank of a loan with which to finance the Gracewood Institution until the state Legislature meets next summer.

Study says reactors could help make gas

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 11-month old Jada Travis of Hephzibah.

Rants and raves
I WENT TO ARC in 2000. When I took my SATs the first time, my score was low. The principal said next time I take the SAT, where it said school, don't fill it out because he didn't want my scores to bring down the whole school's score.

Board proposes making road work ads Web-only
CUMMING, Ga. - The state Transportation Board proposed a new law this week that would save taxpayers as much as $80,000 each year by advertising state road contracts solely on the Internet instead of in local newspapers.

Price apologizes to Larke for statements
Columbia County Schools Superintendent Tommy Price on Wednesday backed off critical statements he made the day before about Richmond County's SAT policies.

Around the block
The best chefs of the south dining series will feature Chef Michael Tuohy, of Woodfire Grill in Atlanta, at 6:30 tonight at the Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way. The event includes a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres and a four-course dinner with wine pairings. The cost is $69. For more information, call 737-8888.

Teen faces murder charge
Authorities upgraded charges Thursday against a 15-year-old boy who is accused of shooting a 19- year-old who died less than 24 hours later.

Meetings
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Parents face extortion charge
ATHENS, Ga. - A teacher of deaf students has been charged with having sex with three teens, and the parents of one student have been charged with trying to extort money from her.

Former Hope House resident returns with message for women
Two years after Pensola Parsons left Hope House, a residential facility for women recovering from drugs and alcohol, she returned as a guest speaker Sept. 7 at an achievement program.

Burns makes 'Dirty Dozen'
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Rep. Max Burns has achieved a dubious distinction.

Newcomers' event gives soldiers information on area
Sgt. Sandra Nana has been at Fort Gordon for about a month.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Replenished supplies of a childhood meningitis vaccine prompted health officials Thursday to lift a previous recommendation that doctors postpone some of the shots.

Europeans like being underdog
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - If the Ryder Cup was played on paper instead of grass, the Americans would retire the trophy undefeated and unchallenged.

Mickelson, not Woods, will set Ryder tone
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Despite the insistence of the captain and the default thinking of the general public, Tiger Woods is not the biggest key for this United States Ryder Cup team.

Love at 'Wimbledon': Game, set, mismatch
"Wimbledon" is cute and fluffy romantic-comedy stuff, with good-looking stars in tennis whites, a pretty, green setting and an underdog sports story to give it some rooting interest.

'Mr. 3000' a hit-and-miss baseball comedy-drama
The soundtrack shook loose from the picture during a sneak preview this week, making "Mr. 3000" briefly resemble a badly dubbed Godzilla import. The audience found this technical glitch hilarious, at least for a scene or two, as Bernie Mac's mouth moved at Mach 4 while his voice trailed seconds behind.

'Star Wars' trilogy to thrill fans with long-awaited DVDs

Lucas drew inspiration for 'Star Wars' from cinema history
A long, long time ago - well, 27 years - in a galaxy far, far away - or Marin County, Calif. - a young man named George Lucas made a little movie that changed American cinema.

'Star Wars' trilogy to thrill fans with long-awaited DVDs
LOS ANGELES - Star Wars fans, get ready to rejoice. At last - 27 years after the original Star Wars hit the screens and seven years after the re-release of Special Edition Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope and the introduction of DVD players - the movie and sequels Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi will be available Tuesday as a four-DVD set that retails for $69.98.

'Mr. 3000' a hit-and-miss baseball comedy-drama

Woody Allen headlines at San Sebastian film festival
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain - Woody Allen takes center stage this week at Spain's top film festival, with the world premier of his latest New York story and a lifetime achievement award.

'Sky Captain' is beautiful, but boring

Lucas drew inspiration for 'Star Wars' from cinema history

Woody Allen headlines at San Sebastian film festival

Mini reviews

Movie- and series-inspired cartoons keep artists in line

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday.

Love at 'Wimbledon': Game, set, mismatch

Baseball comedy looks like a hit
Baseball heroes are not necessarily the nicest guys on Earth, but do moviegoers want to know that? Two movies about flawed legends, Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, bombed at the box office. Now here is Mr. 3000, starring Bernie Mac as a player so disliked that even the team's mascot disses him. This time, however, the movie is a comedy, not a dirge, and Mr. Mac gives a funny and kind of touching performance as a man who attains greatness once and then has to do it again.

Movie- and series-inspired cartoons keep artists in line
LOS ANGELES - A thin line separates Jennifer Garner's Alias character from reality.

'Sky Captain' is beautiful, but boring
First elation. Then befuddlement. Then mild, nagging boredom. Oh, but that lustrous hair, clear skin and perfect lips do provide some consolation, for the time being anyway.

Featured group: Howard Stroud, of Jazztronic

Open Road nears band member's hometown by playing in Augusta
The Colorado-based bluegrass band Open Road heads down the highway to Augusta to perform Friday at Stillwater Tap Room on Broad Street in support of its new Rounder Records CD ... in the life.

Concerts

Featured group: Howard Stroud, of Jazztronic
Howard Stroud, of Jazztronic HOMETOWN: Athens, Ga. STYLE: Funk-infused jazz

Featured musician: Rhes Reeves IV

Quadriplegic wins division in veterans arts festival
Army veteran Freeman Simmons always knew he could sing, and for the third time in seven years, the nation has taken notice.

Vanilla Ice finds freedom in rougher persona
Nearly 15 years after the lacquered hair, baggy pants, synchronized dance moves and a backbeat borrowed from David Bowie made him a star, Rob Van Winkle, better known as Vanilla Ice, is coming to terms with his past and looking to the future.

Featured musician: Rhes Reeves IV
Rhes Reeves IV AGE: 25 HOMETOWN: Millen, Ga.; now lives in northern Jenkins County

Vanilla Ice finds freedom in rougher persona

Concerts
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Quadriplegic wins division in veterans arts festival

Open Road nears band member's hometown by playing in Augusta

NASCAR newsmaker John Fernandez
John Fernandez, the director of Dodge Motorsports Operations, was the happiest person at Richmond International Raceway last Saturday night. Two of his cars barely made the final cut for the Chase for the Championship, which starts Sunday with the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway.

The Chase begins Sunday
LOUDON, N.H. - So much for the preliminaries. After seven months and 26 races, NASCAR's Nextel Cup series is finally ready to get down to the business of deciding a champion.

Sponsors' deals mean new paint
LOUDON, N.H. - Jeff Silver knows every time he paints a race car for Jeff Burton or Carl Edwards at Roush Racing, there's a chance he'll have to paint it again.

Sponsors' deals mean new paint

NASCAR newsmaker John Fernandez

Drivers will go on like normal
LOUDON, N.H. - The 10 finalists for NASCAR's Chase for the Championship have been determined, but once they start their 10-race playoff for the Nextel Cup Series title, what happens to the other 33 drivers in the field?

Drivers will go on like normal

Carter wants to be traded to Bobcats
TORONTO - Vince Carter wants out of Toronto, but the Raptors' new general manager says he isn't going anywhere.

Ball has bounced Mohr's way

Blitzes hurt Falcons

Lynch draws first fine of 2004 season

Shaking up Week 2 forecast

Mr. Dominick Williams    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Rev. Oakley L. Minton    (WICHITA, Kan.)
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Mr. David Jordan    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Addison Donald Jenkins, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Ms. Gertrude Boatwright    (WADLEY, Ga.)
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Mrs. Barbara Delores Hyatt    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Hattie Allen    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Reverend Everett Dasher    (SALUDA, S.C.)
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Miss Sara Allaben    (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert 'Bob' Jeffcoat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Leomie Samuels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Zellars, Jr.    (DECATUR, Ga.)
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Mr. Willis Williams    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Roberta Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Donald Clarence Newsome
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Mr. Ronnie Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Maxine L. Hopson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Roy A. Steed, Sr.    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Marion June Flanagan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. St. Pierre Howard, Jr.    (BURLINGTON, N.C.)
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Mrs. Corinne Lacy    (VERNON, N.Y.)
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Mrs. Erna Klug Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Geneva NcNeal Dechau    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. John W. Kent    (AUGUSTA, Ga. )
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Mr. LM Tarver    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Rosa Kelly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Paula W. Arnold    (CLINTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Irene Joiner    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert 'Bob' Jeffcoat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Addison Jenkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Evelyn Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Leon E. Gaines    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Frank Travis    (Miami, Fla.)
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C. Alex Gonnella    (AIKEN, SC.)
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Mrs. Elease Greenwood    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mrs. Janie Crump Kirchner    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie J. Hicks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Raymond H. Cox    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie Jordan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Daniel Cornelius Herlong    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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Mr. John W. Kent    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dorothy Cooke    (MILLEN, Ga.)
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Mr. Hubert H. Bentley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Evelyn Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Essie Mae Hall    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Donald Clarence Newsome    (JACKSON, Miss.)
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Ms. Georgia Mooney    (DEARING, G.A.)
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Matthew Bernard Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betty Perry    (LAWNDALE, N.C.)
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Mrs. Lurinda Tillman White    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Roy A. Steed, Sr.    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Ms. Sara Brook Sims    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Billy Fortson    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Carl B. Glover, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Sarah Bryson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Hubert Hawkins    (HARRISON, Ga.)
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Ms. Terry Adams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Janie Crump Kirchner (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert Hawkins (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Delores Hyatt (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion June Flanagan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Gertrude Boatwright (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Maxine L. Hopson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elease Greenwood (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Donald Clarence Newsome (JACKSON, Miss.)

Mrs. Rosa Kelly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Addison Donald Jenkins, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Donald Clarence Newsome

Rev. Oakley L. Minton (WICHITA, Kan.)

Mrs. Hattie Allen (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond H. Cox (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Carl B. Glover, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert 'Bob' Jeffcoat (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Reverend Everett Dasher (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Leon E. Gaines (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert 'Bob' Jeffcoat (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Travis (Miami, Fla.)

Mrs. Evelyn Cook (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dominick Williams (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Roberta Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Matthew Bernard Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lurinda Tillman White (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Paula W. Arnold (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Geneva NcNeal Dechau (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Roy A. Steed, Sr. (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Bryson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie J. Hicks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Zellars, Jr. (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Cook (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Erna Klug Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Georgia Mooney (DEARING, G.A.)

Mrs. Irene Joiner (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Corinne Lacy (VERNON, N.Y.)

Miss Sara Allaben (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

Mr. LM Tarver (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Addison Jenkins (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. David Jordan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Bulldogs are ready to roll now

Overtime

De La Hoya enters ring in new role

Hopkins' wait over for major payday
LAS VEGAS - For the fight of his life, Bernard Hopkins chose some ring music to say something about his life.

Overtime
Former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins will receive the third annual Bob Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Augusta Sports Council.

De La Hoya enters ring in new role
LAS VEGAS - The smile was gone, and Oscar De La Hoya was in no mood to play any games. To those who think he has no chance against middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins, though, De La Hoya had something to say.

Bulldogs are ready to roll now
Although basketball season won't kick off for about two more months, six teams from around the southeast will face off at North Augusta's Riverview Park in eight days.

Ball has bounced Mohr's way
This is Chris Mohr's 15th season punting in the National Football League. That's almost a year for every player on his high school team. Mohr played for Briarwood Academy, a small private school, his junior and senior seasons in Warrenton.

Shaking up Week 2 forecast
It's time to break out the old Magic 8-Ball.

Blitzes hurt Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick is one of the most elusive runners in NFL history, but he can't shake off a reputation he greatly dislikes.

Lynch draws first fine of 2004 season
DENVER - John Lynch saw the next-day-mail envelope in his locker and he knew the news wasn't good.

Keyboardist is inducted into Hall of Fame as performer

Keyboardist is inducted into Hall of Fame as performer
Few Georgia tree farmers can claim to have toured with the Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers and recorded with Eric Clapton and George Harrison.

Europeans like being underdog

Mickelson, not Woods, will set Ryder tone

Sound engineer's partner will be missed

An update on Ken Jennings' 'Jeopardy!' streak
Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, has shattered records on the TV game show "Jeopardy!" His record-breaking run began June 2, with a six-week hiatus for summer reruns. A look at Jennings' streak:

NBC says early start is success for season

Hatcher glad to be divorcee in 'Housewives'

'Seinfeld' star's show focuses on sports
Jason Alexander isn't a sports guy, but he's playing one on TV.

Hatcher glad to be divorcee in 'Housewives'
Once upon a time, Teri Hatcher was swept up in Superman's arms.

NBC says early start is success for season
NEW YORK - NBC landed three season or series premieres in Nielsen's top 10 last week, giving the network a ratings victory and leading top executive Jeff Zucker to pronounce its early start strategy a success.

Changes made to Arts in the Heart festival

Applause calendar

Club calendar

Applause calendar

Featured event: Abatsu African Drummers and Dancers

Carnie Wilson expecting her first child

'Eve of Destruction' is newest racing game

Backs show team's depth

Backs show team's depth
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's starting tailback for Saturday's game against Marshall could be a player who began preseason camp working at wide receiver.

Sound engineer's partner will be missed
No, Dylan's duties are a bit more specialized. It's Dylan's sharp eyes - and sharp teeth - that protect Mr. Maxwell's expensive equipment from would-be vandals. It's Dylan's willingness to be scratched behind the ears or beneath the neck that defuses tensions between bands and the man behind the door and it's Dylan's bright eyes, bushy tail and low-key demeanor that announce Mr. Maxwell's arrival at any venue.

Newton gets first start at QB

Newton gets first start at QB
COLUMBIA - South Carolina fans who have been clamoring for more Syvelle Newton should be more than appeased Saturday when the Gamecocks welcome South Florida to Williams-Brice Stadium.

Odds and Ends

Driver in decapitation case released from jail

Goofy suspended for being too "goofy"

Hugh Hefner inducted into the Erotic hall of fame

Details of preparations for Ivan and Jeanne

Georgian cities anticipate Ivan

New Orleans urges people to seek shelter