Renovations force senior center to different church
North Augusta Senior Center soon will have a new home.

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Kmart Shopping Center in North Augusta, the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety Stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Competition inspires kids to get cooking with books
Children on summer break found a creative way to hone their reading skills through the second annual Feed the Need to Read contest at Nancy Carson Library in North Augusta.

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

Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood comes to Aiken's Hopelands
Four-year-old Maggie Dorn has had her first theater experience.

Fort Discovery camps keep kids busy
Dylan Gossett didn't mind the 45-minute drive from Barnwell, S.C., to participate in one of Fort Discovery's summer camps.

Library events
AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday

Aiken Tech recruits part-time teachers at job fair
Aiken Technical College had representatives from its Academic Affairs and Continuing Education departments at its annual job fair Thursday to recruit adjunct professors for the fall term.

Milestones
The following area students have been named to the dean's list at Furman University, Greenville, S.C.:

Renovations force senior center to different church
North Augusta Senior Center soon will have a new home.

Fort Discovery camps keep kids busy
Dylan Gossett didn't mind the 45-minute drive from Barnwell, S.C., to participate in one of Fort Discovery's summer camps.

Class allows children to experience culture
Five children learning about Chinese culture lined up to get tissue paper so they could make a shuttlecock.

Aiken Tech recruits part-time teachers at job fair
Aiken Technical College had representatives from its Academic Affairs and Continuing Education departments at its annual job fair Thursday to recruit adjunct professors for the fall term.

Events
2005 PALMETTO STATE PAGEANT: Friday-Saturday, July 29-30, Center Theater, Hartsville, S.C.; open to girls 0-19, boys 0-7; a Ms. group for ladies ages 20 and older; two Grand Supreme winners to receive $1,500 savings bond, two Supreme winners to receive $1,200, 13 age-group winners will receive $1,000 savings bonds; (843) 332-0961

Class allows children to experience culture
Five children learning about Chinese culture lined up to get tissue paper so they could make a shuttlecock.

Around the block
The Hopelands Summer Concert Series will continue at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hopelands Gardens, off Whiskey Road, Aiken. The Parris Island Marine Corps Band will perform. The event is free. If it rains, the concert will be held at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Call 642-7631.

Events
2005 PALMETTO STATE PAGEANT: Friday-Saturday, July 29-30, Center Theater, Hartsville, S.C.; open to girls 0-19, boys 0-7; a Ms. group for ladies ages 20 and older; two Grand Supreme winners to receive $1,500 savings bond, two Supreme winners to receive $1,200, 13 age-group winners will receive $1,000 savings bonds; (843) 332-0961

Exhibition has works by guild members
For the ninth consecutive year, members of the Aiken Artists Guild are showing their works at the Aiken County Historical Museum.

Around the block
The Hopelands Summer Concert Series will continue at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hopelands Gardens, off Whiskey Road, Aiken. The Parris Island Marine Corps Band will perform. The event is free. If it rains, the concert will be held at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Call 642-7631.

Aiken County bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for June 18-19. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Exhibition has works by guild members
For the ninth consecutive year, members of the Aiken Artists Guild are showing their works at the Aiken County Historical Museum.

Milestones
The following area students have been named to the dean's list at Furman University, Greenville, S.C.:

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

Aiken County bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for June 18-19. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

McCormick used 'K' to jump into majors

Jackets' trio makes impact
Shortstop Marcus Sanders scored runs, right fielder Brian Horwitz drove in runs and closer Brian Wilson picked up a save.

Stars shine at Lake Olmstead
More photos from the action on Tuesday night:

Teams are loaded with talent
Gene Richards wanted a break from a grueling season. He thought he'd spend some time with his rod and reel during the three-day South Atlantic League All-Star break to get his mind off baseball.

Stars shine at Lake Olmstead

Home run derby should be a blast
Brian Horwitz has a suggestion for this evening's home run derby at the 46th South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Jackets' trio makes impact
Shortstop Marcus Sanders scored runs, right fielder Brian Horwitz drove in runs and closer Brian Wilson picked up a save.

Home run derby should be a blast
Brian Horwitz has a suggestion for this evening's home run derby at the 46th South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Dominating the Derby
Grant Psomas didn't hit any balls out of Lake Olmstead Stadium during batting practice Tuesday.

Teams are loaded with talent
Gene Richards wanted a break from a grueling season. He thought he'd spend some time with his rod and reel during the three-day South Atlantic League All-Star break to get his mind off baseball.

Slumpin' Sosa dropped to sixth in Orioles' order

Teams are loaded with talent

Dominating the Derby

Home run derby should be a blast

Slumpin' Sosa dropped to sixth in Orioles' order
BALTIMORE - Sammy Sosa was dropped to sixth in the Baltimore Orioles' batting order Tuesday, a move designed to take pressure off the slumping slugger.

The stars are back
Beyond the wall 330 feet from home plate, on the other side of Milledge Road, Dylan Tedford waited.

RiverDogs' Battle claims MVP
Tim Battle first contracted the serious illness when he was a senior in high school.

Slumpin' Sosa dropped to sixth in Orioles' order
BALTIMORE - Sammy Sosa was dropped to sixth in the Baltimore Orioles' batting order Tuesday, a move designed to take pressure off the slumping slugger.

McCormick used 'K' to jump into majors
Mike McCormick wasn't a strikeout pitcher in 16 seasons in the major leagues.

Dominating the Derby
Grant Psomas didn't hit any balls out of Lake Olmstead Stadium during batting practice Tuesday.

RiverDogs' Battle claims MVP
Tim Battle first contracted the serious illness when he was a senior in high school.

Stars shine at Lake Olmstead
More photos from the action on Tuesday night:

McCormick used 'K' to jump into majors
Mike McCormick wasn't a strikeout pitcher in 16 seasons in the major leagues.

RiverDogs' Battle claims MVP

Jackets' trio makes impact

Readers send postcards from all across the country

Franco, Braves slam Marlins

Braves solve Willis this time
MIAMI - After being shut down and shut out by Florida's Dontrelle Willis last week, the Braves vowed they'd be ready for the Marlins' lanky left-hander the next time they saw him.

Franco, Braves slam Marlins
MIAMI - The Braves won Monday for the first time since June 16 without the help of an Andruw Jones home run.

Jones, Smoltz help push Braves ahead

Jones, Smoltz help push Braves ahead
MIAMI - Even John Smoltz didn't have these results in mind when he and Andruw Jones talked a couple of weeks ago about their evolving leadership roles.

Braves solve Willis this time
MIAMI - After being shut down and shut out by Florida's Dontrelle Willis last week, the Braves vowed they'd be ready for the Marlins' lanky left-hander the next time they saw him.

Franco, Braves slam Marlins
MIAMI - The Braves won Monday for the first time since June 16 without the help of an Andruw Jones home run.

Jones, Smoltz help push Braves ahead
MIAMI - Even John Smoltz didn't have these results in mind when he and Andruw Jones talked a couple of weeks ago about their evolving leadership roles.

Braves solve Willis this time

Get in on the acting
Matthew Adams screamed at his wife, Michelle. He was a little fired up from wandering around the mall in search of her.

Get in on the acting

Get in on the acting
Matthew Adams screamed at his wife, Michelle. He was a little fired up from wandering around the mall in search of her.

Need a rental truck? You may have to wait
It should have taken one trip to move Ava Ross' goods from her old North Augusta home to her new apartment across town.

Need a rental truck? You may have to wait

Come home to the chef

Need a rental truck? You may have to wait
It should have taken one trip to move Ava Ross' goods from her old North Augusta home to her new apartment across town.

Come home to the chef
Grandmothers better look out. A new restaurant in Augusta is serving up some serious dinner table competition.

Come home to the chef
Grandmothers better look out. A new restaurant in Augusta is serving up some serious dinner table competition.

Coach K: Duke can be 'very good' in '06

Area rich in courses is getting even better

Exercise is easy to squeeze into fun
Every time we turn around, we hear, "Exercise more!" And when we ask how we're supposed to find the time, we're told it's easy. One example: Simply park your car at the far end of the parking lot. Well, I'm sure that burns calories and adds up over time (and it's a start), but I was trying to think of a few things we could do on a regular basis that would be a bit more fun and last a bit longer.

Spirituality takes a hit
Don't be confused by the U.S. Supreme Court's dual rulings Monday on government displays of the Ten Commandments on public property.

No time to give up now
When the U,S.-led coalition toppled Saddam Hussein from power a couple years ago, support for the move was high among Americans. Although Iraqis welcomed Saddam's ouster, they didn't want the coalition hanging around - they wanted a quick departure.

Hannibal Lecter lives
If you don't believe a human being can be pure evil, then you missed BTK serial killer Dennis Rader's cold, emotionless confession indelibly captured Monday by courtroom cameras.

No time to give up now
When the U,S.-led coalition toppled Saddam Hussein from power a couple years ago, support for the move was high among Americans. Although Iraqis welcomed Saddam's ouster, they didn't want the coalition hanging around - they wanted a quick departure.

Hannibal Lecter lives
If you don't believe a human being can be pure evil, then you missed BTK serial killer Dennis Rader's cold, emotionless confession indelibly captured Monday by courtroom cameras.

Hannibal Lecter lives

PSC makes the right call
People who find cell phone users a pain in the neck - as when they get distracted driving their cars, or obnoxiously carrying on private conversations in public - now have another reason to dislike them.

No time to give up now

Yes, get that physical
One of the sillier health disputes is that between most primary care doctors, who believe annual health physicals are good for you, and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force which does studies and gives advice to doctors on medical care.

Report: Lavigne engaged to Sum 41 frontman
LOS ANGELES - Avril Lavigne is reportedly marrying fellow Canadian singer Deryck Whibley, the frontman for punk-pop group Sum 41.

Rupert Everett to write memoir
NEW YORK - Rupert Everett, the British actor whose co-stars have included Madonna and Julia Roberts, is writing his memoirs. Not yet titled, the book is scheduled for publication by Warner Books in the fall of 2006.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Kendra Todd got down to business as Donald Trump's latest "Apprentice" during her first day of work at the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor.\r\n

People in the News
LONDON - Anti-poverty campaigner and musician Bob Geldof said he was delighted that the European Union has pledged to double aid to the world's poorest nations by 2015, but urged the United States and Canada to make a bigger effort.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Kendra Todd got down to business as Donald Trump's latest "Apprentice" during her first day of work at the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor.

People in the News
LONDON - Anti-poverty campaigner and musician Bob Geldof said he was delighted that the European Union has pledged to double aid to the world's poorest nations by 2015, but urged the United States and Canada to make a bigger effort.

Turkey kebabs make a great summer meal

Spanish chickpeas with spinach and eggs

Spanish chickpeas with spinach and eggs
CONCORD, N.H. - Generally, I oppose treating my grocery cart as a medicine cabinet.

Food is a heritage to celebrate on Independence Day
NEW YORK - Sharing food with each other defined survival for early Americans and, as the nation evolved, cooks have continued to share, varying menus, and combining original ingredients with new ideas.

Food is a heritage to celebrate on Independence Day

Turkey kebabs make a great summer meal
Grilling or broiling is the way to go with summer meals - as with this low-fat kebab dish. It uses boneless turkey cutlets with accents that are both bright-tasting and colorful: gingered mustard sauce, pineapple, green pepper and cherry tomatoes.

Turkey kebabs make a great summer meal
Grilling or broiling is the way to go with summer meals - as with this low-fat kebab dish. It uses boneless turkey cutlets with accents that are both bright-tasting and colorful: gingered mustard sauce, pineapple, green pepper and cherry tomatoes.

Spanish chickpeas with spinach and eggs
CONCORD, N.H. - Generally, I oppose treating my grocery cart as a medicine cabinet.\r\n

Food is a heritage to celebrate on Independence Day
NEW YORK - Sharing food with each other defined survival for early Americans and, as the nation evolved, cooks have continued to share, varying menus, and combining original ingredients with new ideas.

Recipes make best use of summer's fresh fruits
Now's the season for fresh fruit desserts and treats, whether you're planning a holiday festivity, are expecting guests, or are just heading for a shady corner of the garden.

GreenJackets: Catch a rising star
Jonathan Sanchez walked into the home clubhouse at Lake Olmstead Stadium on June 10 and was congratulated by his teammates - only he didn't know what for.

Augusta squad pleases Ripken
Cal Ripken Jr. is more used to being a Major League Baseball player than a minor league baseball owner.

Club renovations mangle schedule
The Regions Cup amateur golf tournament series will be playing an abbreviated official schedule.

Sorenstam set to tee up against Morley

Medalists share spot in Open qualifying

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Club renovations mangle schedule

Charitable contributions top $3.4 million
Lee Smith can't pinpoint just one success story when it comes to charitable donations The Community Foundation of the CSRA receives from Augusta National Golf Club.

Course will be longer for '06

Medalists share spot in Open qualifying
SUMMIT, N.J. - Tom Pernice Jr. shot a course-record 8-under-par 64 in the morning round and shared medalist honors with Geoff Oglivy of Australia in the international qualifying final for the British Open on Monday.

Medalists share spot in Open qualifying
SUMMIT, N.J. - Tom Pernice Jr. shot a course-record 8-under-par 64 in the morning round and shared medalist honors with Geoff Oglivy of Australia in the international qualifying final for the British Open on Monday.

Sorenstam set to tee up against Morley
GLADSTONE, N.J. - Annika Sorenstam will face Joanne Morley in the first round of the HSBC Women's World Match Championship on Thursday, and U.S. Women's Open champion Birdie Kim will begin play against Sophie Gustafson.

Club renovations mangle schedule
The Regions Cup amateur golf tournament series will be playing an abbreviated official schedule.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Course will be longer for '06
When Hootie Johnson says Augusta National Golf Club is "seriously looking" at changing something in the future during his annual news conference on the eve of the Masters Tournament each year, it usually happens by the next year.

Sorenstam set to tee up against Morley
GLADSTONE, N.J. - Annika Sorenstam will face Joanne Morley in the first round of the HSBC Women's World Match Championship on Thursday, and U.S. Women's Open champion Birdie Kim will begin play against Sophie Gustafson.

Course will be longer for '06
When Hootie Johnson says Augusta National Golf Club is "seriously looking" at changing something in the future during his annual news conference on the eve of the Masters Tournament each year, it usually happens by the next year.

Spread love for red, white and bleu
The Fourth of July is a great time to go a little overboard with the red, white and blue, and this recipe is my spin on the theme. My Layered Red, White and Bleu Spread combines the flavors of bleu cheese, roasted red bell peppers and marinated artichoke hearts in a creamy layered spread. With the help of a food processor, the recipe is a snap to prepare.

Spread love for red, white and bleu
The Fourth of July is a great time to go a little overboard with the red, white and blue, and this recipe is my spin on the theme. My Layered Red, White and Bleu Spread combines the flavors of bleu cheese, roasted red bell peppers and marinated artichoke hearts in a creamy layered spread. With the help of a food processor, the recipe is a snap to prepare.

Spread love for red, white and bleu

Readers send postcards from all across the country
I don't have an advisory committee, but I do have a box of your vacation postcards. Let's see who's traveling and what they found.

Readers send postcards from all across the country
I don't have an advisory committee, but I do have a box of your vacation postcards. Let's see who's traveling and what they found.

2 people arrested after burned body is found
A New York-based nutritional supplement company announced today that it will bring a factory and ultimately as many as 500 jobs to Augusta.

Limited funding approved for ecology lab
The U.S. Energy Department agreed today to provide $4.3 million in funds to keep Savannah River Ecology Lab operating - at reduced levels - through June 2006.

Vitamin company to set up in Augusta
A New York-based nutritional supplement company announced today that it will bring a factory and ultimately as many as 500 jobs to Augusta.

Augusta National adds yardage to Masters holes
Golfers will face an even more challenging Augusta National Golf Club when they return next spring for the Masters Tournament.

Public-TV news hangs hard left
Regarding the cartoon on the editorial page June 20, which shows proposed congressional cuts in the subsidy the government gives to public broadcasting: The cartoon shows Congress smashing Sesame Street and other unidentified broadcast segments with a wrecking ball.Richard Netzley, Evans

Public-TV news hangs hard left
Regarding the cartoon on the editorial page June 20, which shows proposed congressional cuts in the subsidy the government gives to public broadcasting: The cartoon shows Congress smashing Sesame Street and other unidentified broadcast segments with a wrecking ball.Richard Netzley, Evans

To the contrary, GM is faring quite well around the world
After more than 30 years as a General Motors dealer, it seems to me that now, more than ever, it's popular to dump on a long-established manufacturer.Billy Schafer, owner, Master Pontiac, Buick, GMC Inc., Augusta

Don't perpetuate stereotypes
After this letter, I'm taking a writing hiatus to re-evaluate my life's priorities, philosophies and ideologies. E. Maner, Augusta

Public-TV news hangs hard left

Is good citizenship in decline?
Today we are at war. Sept. 11, 2001, saw a gathering of our national spirit - then dissent began with no concern about any solidarity of our resolve.Walter W. Lamb, Aiken, S.C.

Budget slights veterans benefits
The Bush administration is requesting a 0.5-percent increase in the 2006 budget for the Veterans Administration program. Dr. Marvin Buncher, North Augusta, S.C.

To the contrary, GM is faring quite well around the world
After more than 30 years as a General Motors dealer, it seems to me that now, more than ever, it's popular to dump on a long-established manufacturer.Billy Schafer, owner, Master Pontiac, Buick, GMC Inc., Augusta

Ralph Walker for mayor
If anyone in this community knows more about city government, how things should be run, and has more knowledge than anyone I can think of as to how to keep Augusta up and running, it's Dr. Ralph H. Walker, professor emeritus of Augusta State University.Carolyn K. Kershner, Augusta

Is good citizenship in decline?
Today we are at war. Sept. 11, 2001, saw a gathering of our national spirit - then dissent began with no concern about any solidarity of our resolve.Walter W. Lamb, Aiken, S.C.

Ralph Walker for mayor
If anyone in this community knows more about city government, how things should be run, and has more knowledge than anyone I can think of as to how to keep Augusta up and running, it's Dr. Ralph H. Walker, professor emeritus of Augusta State University.Carolyn K. Kershner, Augusta

Ralph Walker for mayor

Is good citizenship in decline?

To the contrary, GM is faring quite well around the world

Seniors Calendar

For some people, money is no issue to keep pet healthy

Health and fitness calendar

Living briefs

Film and television provide an endless parade of aliens

Honda to supply crash test data on window stickers

Living briefs

Living briefs
It has 9,000 employees, serves 135 million customers and will have 1.8 billion items listed for sale this year. A new CNBC documentary, The eBay Effect: Inside a Worldwide Obsession, examines how this company, just 10 years old, has become a world power and a transforming presence in culture.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

Living briefs
We have a sneaking suspicion that abc chose the middle of summer to air Empire, a sprawling saga about the wicked battle for power after the murder of Julius Caesar, to spare itself any unflattering comparisons with HBO's rome epic that arrives in the fall. If you crave some televisual spectacle and have six hours to spare, however, the show has some redeeming qualities.

For some people, money is no issue to keep pet healthy
Dr. Curt Garner has seen patients arrive with painted nails and matching outfits. Kevin Scheyer said he would get a pacemaker for his Petey. And when David and Melissa Leigh moved Phineus and Roscoe from Norwalk, Conn., to their new home in Evans, they didn't flinch at a $2,000 relocation fee. They're animals, but they're family.

Living briefs
We have a sneaking suspicion that abc chose the middle of summer to air Empire, a sprawling saga about the wicked battle for power after the murder of Julius Caesar, to spare itself any unflattering comparisons with HBO's rome epic that arrives in the fall. If you crave some televisual spectacle and have six hours to spare, however, the show has some redeeming qualities.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

Film and television provide an endless parade of aliens
While the jury is still out on the extraterrestrial origins of crop circles or the odd abduction, there's proof that aliens have invaded Hollywood.

Honda to supply crash test data on window stickers
WASHINGTON - Honda Motor Co. said Tuesday it would publish government crash test data on window stickers in all 2006 model year Honda and Acura vehicles, providing a lift to lawmakers hoping to bring the information to consumers when they shop at dealerships.

For some people, money is no issue to keep pet healthy
Dr. Curt Garner has seen patients arrive with painted nails and matching outfits. Kevin Scheyer said he would get a pacemaker for his Petey. And when David and Melissa Leigh moved Phineus and Roscoe from Norwalk, Conn., to their new home in Evans, they didn't flinch at a $2,000 relocation fee. They're animals, but they're family.

Living briefs
It has 9,000 employees, serves 135 million customers and will have 1.8 billion items listed for sale this year. A new CNBC documentary, The eBay Effect: Inside a Worldwide Obsession, examines how this company, just 10 years old, has become a world power and a transforming presence in culture.

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 rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Film and television provide an endless parade of aliens
While the jury is still out on the extraterrestrial origins of crop circles or the odd abduction, there's proof that aliens have invaded Hollywood.

Gay community shows pride with festival
Variety is the spice of life, and nowhere was that more apparent last weekend than at the 2005 Atlanta Pride Festival.

Honda to supply crash test data on window stickers
WASHINGTON - Honda Motor Co. said Tuesday it would publish government crash test data on window stickers in all 2006 model year Honda and Acura vehicles, providing a lift to lawmakers hoping to bring the information to consumers when they shop at dealerships.

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 rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Kid of the Day
Keisha Geter is today's Kid of the Day.

SunCom agrees to give the 311
SunCom customers will now be able to use Columbia County's new 311 phone service.

Lawmakers will clarify issue
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia General Assembly will move quickly next year to define what is the public use in eminent domain cases, the Senate's top legislator said.

Schools' Web tool will keep parents informed

Hawaii outcry confuses some
Some Augusta Commission members are surprised they're being criticized for spending $14,000 on an upcoming convention trip to Hawaii.

Panel looks at hospital policy
ATLANTA - The free market and the survival of rural hospitals took center stage Monday as a special panel began its examination of a key element of the state's regulation of medical facilities.

SRS bidding process begins
AIKEN - The Savannah River Site bidding war has officially begun.

Clyburns' deal is closer to passage
By a 5-0 vote, the Aiken City Council passed on second reading Monday an ordinance that clears the way for a developers' agreement for property on the north side.

Clyburns' deal is closer to passage

Rare bog turtles released into the wild of north Georgia
ROSWELL, Ga. - Wildlife researchers have released four rare bog turtles into the wild, the first group of the federally threatened species to be let loose in Georgia.

Board punishes principal
Richmond County school officials found that former C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School Principal Paula Baker broke the chain of command in making changes at the school after sifting through a series of charges.

Free HIV testing draws bigger crowd this year
Taking an HIV test can be intimidating and expensive. But just the opposite was true Monday at the Richmond County Health Department, where a larger-than-expected crowd of 100 people turned out for free HIV screenings on National HIV Testing Day.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

News you can use
Events for this today include:

All wet
Five-year-old Breanna Rutland plays in the fountain near Riverwalk Augusta.

Budget, raises approved

Soldiers back return of buses
City bus service to and from Fort Gordon would be welcome.

All wet

Prosecutors say verdict was just
Federal prosecutors have countered claims by attorneys for former state Sen. Charles Walker that he was unfairly convicted.

SunCom agrees to give the 311

Woman takes oath as chief justice
ATLANTA - For the first time in its 159-year history, the Georgia Supreme Court is now led by a woman.

Schools' Web tool will keep parents informed
High- and middle-school pupils in Columbia County might find it a bit tougher to skip a day of school, neglect their homework or hide a bad grade from their parents when classes start back in August.

Limited funding approved for ecology lab

Ripken Group will buy GreenJackets
With the 46th annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game in town tonight, the past few days have represented a good time to look back on Augusta's baseball history.

Ripken Group will buy GreenJackets

Gumshoes in training
Children in the Young Detectives Camp watch as Sgt. Eric Schafer, of the North Augusta Public Safety Department and Aiken bloodhound team, shows how Brook the bloodhound searches for people in the woods.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A job swap in Gov. Sonny Perdue's administration has left the state with a new budget director and a new administrator for student aid, including the HOPE scholarship.

Be careful when working out in the heat
Clyde Lester has one word for people who want to follow his example of jogging at noontime through downtown Augusta: Don't. At least, not until you're ready.

Report will serve as planning guide

Hawaii outcry confuses some
Some Augusta Commission members are surprised they're being criticized for spending $14,000 on an upcoming convention trip to Hawaii.

2 people arrested after burned body is found

News you can use
Entertainment activities and events scheduled for this week include:

Augusta National adds yardage to Masters holes

Inmate discovers gun stockpile
What could have been a dangerous escape attempt ended peacefully when a Richmond County inmate told a supervisor about his discovery of a loaded handgun, a rifle, five shotguns and ammunition in an overgrown lot in Augusta.

Prosecutors say verdict was just
Federal prosecutors have countered claims by attorneys for former state Sen. Charles Walker that he was unfairly convicted.

Board punishes principal
Richmond County school officials found that former C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School Principal Paula Baker broke the chain of command in making changes at the school after sifting through a series of charges.

Site wins reprieve
The U.S. Energy Department agreed Tuesday to provide $4.3 million to keep Savannah River Ecology Lab operating at reduced levels through next June.

Site wins reprieve
The U.S. Energy Department agreed Tuesday to provide $4.3 million to keep Savannah River Ecology Lab operating at reduced levels through next June.

Manager to buy buildings
University Hospital will sell its share in four medical office buildings to the company that manages them.

Woman takes oath as chief justice
ATLANTA - For the first time in its 159-year history, the Georgia Supreme Court is now led by a woman.

Be careful when working out in the heat
Clyde Lester has one word for people who want to follow his example of jogging at noontime through downtown Augusta: Don't. At least, not until you're ready.

Sergeant threatens to jump off overpass
THOMSON - A 31-year-old Oklahoma soldier, distraught over orders to go to Iraq and a restraining order keeping him from seeing his 6-year-old son, threatened to jump off an interstate overpass in McDuffie County on Monday morning.

Rare bog turtles released into the wild of north Georgia

Manager to buy buildings
University Hospital will sell its share in four medical office buildings to the company that manages them.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Longtime school Superintendent Dennis McMahon has been fired by district board members of Lexington-Richland 5.

SunCom agrees to give the 311
SunCom customers will now be able to use Columbia County's new 311 phone service.

Report will serve as planning guide
AIKEN - Aiken County still doesn't have a plan to improve its school system over the next five years.

Ripken Group will buy GreenJackets
With the 46th annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game in town tonight, the past few days have represented a good time to look back on Augusta's baseball history.

Budget, raises approved
The Richmond County Board of Education narrowly approved a final adoption of the fiscal year 2006 budget in a 5-4 vote Tuesday as some board members expressed apprehension in supporting a budget they didn't entirely understand.

Hawaii outcry confuses some

Price names teacher accused of molesting
On Tuesday night, Columbia County schools Superintendent Tommy Price released the name of the substitute teacher whom police are investigating in connection with reports of multiple incidents of child molestation at two elementary schools.

SRS bidding process begins

Doe found in raid is recovering well
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A friendly fawn is thriving in the care of state wildlife workers after it was seized along with drugs and guns by Glynn County narcotics officers during a raid last week at a home north of Brunswick.

Prosecutors say verdict was just

Board punishes principal

County sees more teachers staying on job
Richmond County has closed the gap in teacher retention but remains behind the state average, according to state records.

Police get good marks on response
AIKEN - As panicked calls about a train crash rolled in from Graniteville, dispatchers and police worked efficiently setting up roadblocks and controlling traffic within the first 15 minutes.

Limited funding approved for ecology lab
The U.S. Energy Department agreed today to provide $4.3 million in funds to keep Savannah River Ecology Lab operating - at reduced levels - through June 2006.

Insurance costs rise for teachers
Only days after Richmond County school officials are expected to pass along a state-approved 2 percent teacher pay raise, teachers will be hit with 9.5 percent higher insurance premiums.

Across Georgia
DOUGLAS - State Sen. Greg Goggans, of Douglas, was injured and another man was killed Monday in an automobile collision during a rainstorm.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Athens still waiting for veterans' clinic

County sees more teachers staying on job
Richmond County has closed the gap in teacher retention but remains behind the state average, according to state records.

Police get good marks on response
AIKEN - As panicked calls about a train crash rolled in from Graniteville, dispatchers and police worked efficiently setting up roadblocks and controlling traffic within the first 15 minutes.

Woman denies role in death
AIKEN - Kathy Salley looks at the smiling photos of the 6-year-old little girl she called her daughter, her baby.

Free HIV testing draws bigger crowd this year
Taking an HIV test can be intimidating and expensive. But just the opposite was true Monday at the Richmond County Health Department, where a larger-than-expected crowd of 100 people turned out for free HIV screenings on National HIV Testing Day.

Athens still waiting for veterans' clinic
ATHENS, Ga. - In late October, a crowd of 50 veterans gathered in the parking lot of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2872 in Athens to celebrate a new veterans' clinic that would open in the spring.

Schools' Web tool will keep parents informed
High- and middle-school pupils in Columbia County might find it a bit tougher to skip a day of school, neglect their homework or hide a bad grade from their parents when classes start back in August.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The state Supreme Court on Monday suspended indefinitely the law license of a Camden attorney for not filing a state income tax return, according to court documents.

News you can use
Events for this today include:

Across the area
A North Augusta woman was arrested and charged with trying to pass nine counterfeit $100 bills, a North Augusta Department of Public Safety report says.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A job swap in Gov. Sonny Perdue's administration has left the state with a new budget director and a new administrator for student aid, including the HOPE scholarship.

Across the Southeast
PHILADELPHIA, MISS. - A judge Monday denied a new trial for one-time Ku Klux Klan leader Edgar Ray Killen, convicted of manslaughter last week for the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers.

Rare bog turtles released into the wild of north Georgia
ROSWELL, Ga. - Wildlife researchers have released four rare bog turtles into the wild, the first group of the federally threatened species to be let loose in Georgia.

Be careful when working out in the heat

News you can use

Woman takes oath as chief justice

Across South Carolina

Site wins reprieve

Gumshoes in training

Vitamin company to set up in Augusta

Across the area

Augusta National adds yardage to Masters holes
Golfers will face an even more challenging Augusta National Golf Club when they return next spring for the Masters Tournament.

Price names teacher accused of molesting
On Tuesday night, Columbia County schools Superintendent Tommy Price released the name of the substitute teacher whom police are investigating in connection with reports of multiple incidents of child molestation at two elementary schools.

Lawmakers will clarify issue
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia General Assembly will move quickly next year to define what is the public use in eminent domain cases, the Senate's top legislator said.

Price names teacher accused of molesting

Sergeant threatens to jump off overpass
THOMSON - A 31-year-old Oklahoma soldier, distraught over orders to go to Iraq and a restraining order keeping him from seeing his 6-year-old son, threatened to jump off an interstate overpass in McDuffie County on Monday morning.

Manager to buy buildings

Across the area
An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Augusta Regional Airport's Bush Field on Tuesday night.

Kid of the Day
Aubrey Lee Gribanow is today's Kid of the Day.

County sees more teachers staying on job

Lawmakers will clarify issue

Clyburns' deal is closer to passage
By a 5-0 vote, the Aiken City Council passed on second reading Monday an ordinance that clears the way for a developers' agreement for property on the north side.

Kid of the Day

Athens still waiting for veterans' clinic
ATHENS, Ga. - In late October, a crowd of 50 veterans gathered in the parking lot of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2872 in Athens to celebrate a new veterans' clinic that would open in the spring.

News you can use

Gumshoes in training
Children in the Young Detectives Camp watch as Sgt. Eric Schafer, of the North Augusta Public Safety Department and Aiken bloodhound team, shows how Brook the bloodhound searches for people in the woods.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The state Supreme Court on Monday suspended indefinitely the law license of a Camden attorney for not filing a state income tax return, according to court documents.

Vitamin company to set up in Augusta
A New York-based nutritional supplement company announced today that it will bring a factory and ultimately as many as 500 jobs to Augusta.

Across the area
A North Augusta woman was arrested and charged with trying to pass nine counterfeit $100 bills, a North Augusta Department of Public Safety report says.

Kid of the Day
Keisha Geter is today's Kid of the Day.

Sergeant threatens to jump off overpass

News you can use
Entertainment activities and events scheduled for this week include:

Police get good marks on response

All wet
Five-year-old Breanna Rutland plays in the fountain near Riverwalk Augusta.

Across Georgia

Report will serve as planning guide
AIKEN - Aiken County still doesn't have a plan to improve its school system over the next five years.

Free HIV testing draws bigger crowd this year

SRS bidding process begins
AIKEN - The Savannah River Site bidding war has officially begun.

Budget, raises approved
The Richmond County Board of Education narrowly approved a final adoption of the fiscal year 2006 budget in a 5-4 vote Tuesday as some board members expressed apprehension in supporting a budget they didn't entirely understand.

2 people arrested after burned body is found
A New York-based nutritional supplement company announced today that it will bring a factory and ultimately as many as 500 jobs to Augusta.

Adopted home of Superman flying high
METROPOLIS, Ill. - In this sleepy Ohio River town that claims Superman as its favorite son, 50-year-old Jim Hambrick has landed somewhere between reality and fantasy.

Adopted home of Superman flying high
METROPOLIS, Ill. - In this sleepy Ohio River town that claims Superman as its favorite son, 50-year-old Jim Hambrick has landed somewhere between reality and fantasy.

Adopted home of Superman flying high

Will Smith wants rappers to recognize they're role models

Court OKs music-downloading lawsuits against software firms
WASHINGTON - Hollywood and the music industry can file piracy lawsuits against technology companies that are caught encouraging customers to steal music and movies over the Internet, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas added to Live 8

Starbucks to release CD of remastered Dylan bootlegs

Will Smith wants rappers to recognize they're role models
LOS ANGELES - Will Smith has one big introduction to make at Tuesday night's BET Awards: Gangster rappers, meet the rest of the world.

Starbucks to release CD of remastered Dylan bootlegs
SEATTLE - Bob Dylan made his mark playing in one cafe. Soon, he'll be in thousands.

Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas added to Live 8
PHILADELPHIA - Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, Josh Groban, Def Leppard and Toby Keith have been added to the lineup of Saturday's Live 8 concert in Philadelphia.

Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas added to Live 8
PHILADELPHIA - Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, Josh Groban, Def Leppard and Toby Keith have been added to the lineup of Saturday's Live 8 concert in Philadelphia.

Will Smith wants rappers to recognize they're role models
LOS ANGELES - Will Smith has one big introduction to make at Tuesday night's BET Awards: Gangster rappers, meet the rest of the world.

Starbucks to release CD of remastered Dylan bootlegs
SEATTLE - Bob Dylan made his mark playing in one cafe. Soon, he'll be in thousands.

Court OKs music-downloading lawsuits against software firms
WASHINGTON - Hollywood and the music industry can file piracy lawsuits against technology companies that are caught encouraging customers to steal music and movies over the Internet, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

Court OKs music-downloading lawsuits against software firms

Text of the speech by President Bush

Text of the speech by President Bush
WASHINGTON - The following is a transcript of remarks by President Bush at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Text of the speech by President Bush
WASHINGTON - The following is a transcript of remarks by President Bush at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Hawks choose Marvin Williams in draft
NEW YORK - Sure was a g'day for Andrew Bogut.

Hawks shouldn't mess up this draft

Hawks shouldn't mess up this draft
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks usually make a mess of the NBA draft, winding up with stiffs such as Jon Koncak, Doug Edwards and Ed Gray through the years.

Hawks shouldn't mess up this draft
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks usually make a mess of the NBA draft, winding up with stiffs such as Jon Koncak, Doug Edwards and Ed Gray through the years.

Coach K: Duke can be 'very good' in '06
DURHAM, N.C. - Hall of Fame coaches usually don't resort to playing walk-ons at key minutes or luring former two-sport players back for a leftover year of eligibility.

Coach K: Duke can be 'very good' in '06
DURHAM, N.C. - Hall of Fame coaches usually don't resort to playing walk-ons at key minutes or luring former two-sport players back for a leftover year of eligibility.

Mr. John D. Drew    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Peggy Tyler Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Dickie Jerome Epps    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Marlon Leo Spann    (WILLIAMSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Wade W. Baker, Sr.    (EMS BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise E. Sachs    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory R. Benjamin    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Bradley C. Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Boardman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Mealing    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie B. Brooks    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Hickson    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Ms. Jessie L. Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Waltower    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John D. Drew    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret J. Curry    (APPLING, Ga.)

Chaquise Natae Gregory    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Alfred M. Garnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Deborah Elmore    (MARIONVILLE, MO)

Mrs. Jaunell Standridge    (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Lefft    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Susie Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Gilpin    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Dickie Jerome Epps    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard McKellar, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Ford    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Mealing    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Jewell Claxton    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Allen K. Mosley    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Stephens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Gladys Mitchell    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest Mealing    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John D. Perry    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Marlon Leo Spann    (WILLIAMSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise M. Sachs    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin E. Hutto    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Stephens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie S. Favors    (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Smith    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Boardman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Young    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Boardman was giving, gracious, friends say
Kathryn Sibley Boardman devoted her life to a community she loved - and developed a broad circle of friends who loved her in return.

Mr. Ralph R. Tison    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Stephens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Boardman was giving, gracious, friends say
Kathryn Sibley Boardman devoted her life to a community she loved - and developed a broad circle of friends who loved her in return.

Mr. John D. Perry    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Boardman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara A. McClattie    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie B. Brooks    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Harry H. Lowe, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Jessie L. Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace B. Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret J. Curry    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Grady H. Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John D. Drew    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Chaquise Natae Gregory    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Deborah Elmore    (MARIONVILLE, MO)

Mrs. Mattie S. Favors    (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred M. Garnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bradley C. Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Gilpin    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Boardman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Lefft    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Leonard McKellar, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jaunell Standridge    (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Mealing    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John D. Perry    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Allen K. Mosley    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara A. McClattie    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. John D. Perry    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Harry H. Lowe, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise M. Sachs    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace B. Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Smith    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Grady H. Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Stephens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Hickson    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph R. Tison    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Ford    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Young    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mr. John D. Drew    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Wade W. Baker, Sr.    (EMS BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Jewell Claxton    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory R. Benjamin    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Gregory R. Benjamin    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Wade W. Baker, Sr.    (EMS BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Wade W. Baker, Sr.    (EMS BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Gregory R. Benjamin    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Waltower    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Peggy Tyler Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest Mealing (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie S. Favors (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mr. Wade W. Baker, Sr. (EMS BATH, S.C.)

Mr. John D. Drew (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory R. Benjamin (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Leonard McKellar, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Lowe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen K. Mosley (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara A. McClattie (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Gilpin (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Marlon Leo Spann (WILLIAMSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Vivian Young (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mr. John D. Perry (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret J. Curry (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Bradley C. Curry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John D. Perry (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Peggy Tyler Johnson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest Mealing (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Ford (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Stephens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Stephens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Grady H. Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory R. Benjamin (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Harry H. Lowe, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William H. Smith (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Dickie Jerome Epps (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie B. Brooks (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Jaunell Standridge (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Ms. Jessie L. Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John D. Drew (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise M. Sachs (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewell Claxton (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Boardman was giving, gracious, friends say

Chaquise Natae Gregory (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Ms. Pamela Lefft (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Kathryn Boardman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred M. Garnett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Waltower (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Boardman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Hickson (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mrs. Deborah Elmore (MARIONVILLE, MO)

Mrs. Grace B. Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph R. Tison (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Wade W. Baker, Sr. (EMS BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald W. Barnes (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Venus Williams avenges family defeat at Wimbledon

Overtime

Overtime

Promoter wants to put the 'KO' in Korea

Davenport hopes to improve in semifinals

Davenport hopes to improve in semifinals
WIMBLEDON, England - Lindsay Davenport struggled with her strokes and still won in straight sets Tuesday, which may bode badly for her opponent in the Wimbledon semifinals, Amelie Mauresmo.

Promoter wants to put the 'KO' in Korea
SEOUL, South Korea - A sports promoter has a different idea about how North Korea and South Koreas should reconcile. He thinks they should use their fists.

Overtime
Dogwood Stable's Limehouse will run in the Grade 1 $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup.

Promoter wants to put the 'KO' in Korea
SEOUL, South Korea - A sports promoter has a different idea about how North Korea and South Koreas should reconcile. He thinks they should use their fists.

Venus Williams avenges family defeat at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England - Two Williams sisters turned out to be one too many for Jill Craybas.

Venus Williams avenges family defeat at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England - Two Williams sisters turned out to be one too many for Jill Craybas.

Davenport hopes to improve in semifinals
WIMBLEDON, England - Lindsay Davenport struggled with her strokes and still won in straight sets Tuesday, which may bode badly for her opponent in the Wimbledon semifinals, Amelie Mauresmo.

Overtime
Tess Gresham has resigned as head volleyball coach at Augusta State.

Overtime
Tess Gresham has resigned as head volleyball coach at Augusta State.

Overtime
Dogwood Stable's Limehouse will run in the Grade 1 $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup.

The next Billy Graham? Experts say there won't be one
NEW YORK - There are evangelical pastors who fill American megachurches each Sunday and others who sell millions of books. Some pack stadiums with their preaching. But none is likely to fill the singular role played by the Rev. Billy Graham, whose weekend revival meeting in Queens may well have been his last in the United States.

The next Billy Graham? Experts say there won't be one
NEW YORK - There are evangelical pastors who fill American megachurches each Sunday and others who sell millions of books. Some pack stadiums with their preaching. But none is likely to fill the singular role played by the Rev. Billy Graham, whose weekend revival meeting in Queens may well have been his last in the United States.

Bobby and Whitney get real on 'Being Bobby Brown'

Bobby and Whitney get real on 'Being Bobby Brown'
NEW YORK - TV viewers have peeked into the lives of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, and Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. Now another celebrity couple is about to take the reality show plunge.

Live performances keep 'Dancing' on its toes

Miss America Pageant to air on country music network
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Miss America's goin' country. The famous beauty pageant, its future in doubt since ABC dropped it last fall, has signed a multiyear broadcast deal with cable country music network CMT, officials said Monday.

Live performances keep 'Dancing' on its toes
LOS ANGELES - The dance floor glitters with the refracted light from the sparkles and spangles decorating the women's gowns and surrounding set.

Bobby and Whitney get real on 'Being Bobby Brown'
NEW YORK - TV viewers have peeked into the lives of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, and Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. Now another celebrity couple is about to take the reality show plunge.

Miss America Pageant to air on country music network
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Miss America's goin' country. The famous beauty pageant, its future in doubt since ABC dropped it last fall, has signed a multiyear broadcast deal with cable country music network CMT, officials said Monday.

Live performances keep 'Dancing' on its toes
LOS ANGELES - The dance floor glitters with the refracted light from the sparkles and spangles decorating the women's gowns and surrounding set.\r\n

Miss America Pageant to air on country music network

People in the News

People in the News

Area rich in courses is getting even better
You hear it all the time from newcomers to the Augusta area - they're amazed at what a great area this is to learn, practice and play golf.

Area rich in courses is getting even better
You hear it all the time from newcomers to the Augusta area - they're amazed at what a great area this is to learn, practice and play golf.

Prayer can be done anytime, anywhere for whatever reason
We talked in church recently about Jesus praying at Gethsemane. As part of the sermon, the pastor pointed out some good points about prayer.

Girl must get to know guy
This week's problem: I like this boy. He's 16, and I'm 14. We were at my baby cousin's party and he told me that he liked me, too, but he seems like he's gay and everyone thinks he's gay. Should I go with him or just move on and find somebody else? Help me, please; I'm lost.

Xtreme calendar

Question of the week

Teens sound off on what they think of our country
As red, white and blue banners get hung in celebration of Independence Day, some teens aren't thinking about just family trips and cookouts.

My style

Girl must get to know guy

Teens sound off on what they think of our country

Xtreme calendar
MIDWEEK MOVIE: Tom Cruise (that's Mr. Katie Holmes to-be, to some) stars in the computer-generated update of the H.G. Wells story The War of the Worlds, called simply War of the Worlds.

Girl must get to know guy
This week's problem: I like this boy. He's 16, and I'm 14. We were at my baby cousin's party and he told me that he liked me, too, but he seems like he's gay and everyone thinks he's gay. Should I go with him or just move on and find somebody else? Help me, please; I'm lost.

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission. (Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold):

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission. (Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold):

Question of the week
Q: Are you learning a second language?

Teens sound off on what they think of our country
As red, white and blue banners get hung in celebration of Independence Day, some teens aren't thinking about just family trips and cookouts.

My style
THE FACTS: Zach NeSmith, 14, is a rising freshman at North Augusta High School who has been drawing since about the sixth grade. In July, he'll attend the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Summer Discovery Program for visual arts.

Xtreme calendar
MIDWEEK MOVIE: Tom Cruise (that's Mr. Katie Holmes to-be, to some) stars in the computer-generated update of the H.G. Wells story The War of the Worlds, called simply War of the Worlds.

Audio best

Question of the week
Q: Are you learning a second language?

My style
THE FACTS: Zach NeSmith, 14, is a rising freshman at North Augusta High School who has been drawing since about the sixth grade. In July, he'll attend the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Summer Discovery Program for visual arts.

Prayer can be done anytime, anywhere for whatever reason
We talked in church recently about Jesus praying at Gethsemane. As part of the sermon, the pastor pointed out some good points about prayer.

Prayer can be done anytime, anywhere for whatever reason

Class allows children to experience culture

Milestones

Aiken County bookings

Fort Discovery camps keep kids busy

Events

Around the block

Aiken Tech recruits part-time teachers at job fair

Adult literacy sites:

Exhibition has works by guild members

Renovations force senior center to different church

The next Billy Graham? Experts say there won't be one