Mother speaks out in support of wearing seat belts
AIKEN - No one comes into the paint and body shop where Joy Batchelor works without being told to wear a seat belt.

Biblical story is presented as musical at church camp
Bradley Green has participated in Grace United Methodist Church's drama camp for three years.

Calendar
HOPELANDS CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m. Monday; Chris Mangelly's Brazilian Night of Jazz; Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands Gardens, off Whiskey Road, Aiken; with Alysa Smith; free; 642-7631.

Riverfront roadwork discussed
Tom Greene, a former North Augusta mayor and chairman of North Augusta 2000, has had significant input into the city's future development. That did not stop him, however, from offering further comments on the city's proposed riverfront road extensions project.

FFA chapter recognized
The Aiken High School FFA chapter was recognized for having the most outstanding community development program in South Carolina at the recent state FFA convention at Clemson University in Clemson. A check for $1,000 was presented to the chapter. The chapter also received the Governor's Citation of Accomplishment. Attending the presentation were state agriculture and FFA officials Tom Walker (from left), Wesley Harris, Joe Wilson, Amanda Bennington and J. Kenneth Rentiers Jr.

Biblical story is presented as musical at church camp
Bradley Green has participated in Grace United Methodist Church's drama camp for three years.

Upcoming events
THUNDER OVER THURMOND: Softball tournament 7 p.m. Thursday, Curry Colvin Complex, Lincolnton, Ga.; open team bass tournament, safe light to 2 p.m. Saturday, Thurmond Lake at Clarks Hill; cruise-in at the MACK and park activities, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; boat poker run, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Thunder Over Thurmond fireworks display, 9:30 p.m. Saturday; $1 admission for softball tournament, $100 per team and $10 big fish pot for bass tournament, free for cruise-in, boat poker run, fireworks display; (706) 359-7970.

FFA chapter recognized
The Aiken High School FFA chapter was recognized for having the most outstanding community development program in South Carolina at the recent state FFA convention at Clemson University in Clemson. A check for $1,000 was presented to the chapter. The chapter also received the Governor's Citation of Accomplishment. Attending the presentation were state agriculture and FFA officials Tom Walker (from left), Wesley Harris, Joe Wilson, Amanda Bennington and J. Kenneth Rentiers Jr.

Riverfront roadwork discussed
Tom Greene, a former North Augusta mayor and chairman of North Augusta 2000, has had significant input into the city's future development. That did not stop him, however, from offering further comments on the city's proposed riverfront road extensions project.

Going native
Nine local children visited the Pacific Northwest last week, and they never left Aiken.

Milestones
Stephanie Paolini, a graduate of South Aiken High School, has been named a Carolina Scholar at the University of South Carolina. Dylan Kane, a graduate of Aiken High School, was a Carolina Scholar finalist.

Mother speaks out in support of wearing seat belts
AIKEN - No one comes into the paint and body shop where Joy Batchelor works without being told to wear a seat belt.

Going native
Nine local children visited the Pacific Northwest last week, and they never left Aiken.

Recreation calendar
RIBBONS AND CUTS DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1; area barbers, beauticians to give free haircuts; donations of barrettes, ribbons, combs, brushes are needed.

Recreation calendar
RIBBONS AND CUTS DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1; area barbers, beauticians to give free haircuts; donations of barrettes, ribbons, combs, brushes are needed.

Upcoming events
THUNDER OVER THURMOND: Softball tournament 7 p.m. Thursday, Curry Colvin Complex, Lincolnton, Ga.; open team bass tournament, safe light to 2 p.m. Saturday, Thurmond Lake at Clarks Hill; cruise-in at the MACK and park activities, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; boat poker run, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Thunder Over Thurmond fireworks display, 9:30 p.m. Saturday; $1 admission for softball tournament, $100 per team and $10 big fish pot for bass tournament, free for cruise-in, boat poker run, fireworks display; (706) 359-7970.

Book deals with Graniteville disaster
When a parked train was hit by another train in Graniteville in January, releasing a cloud of chlorine gas that resulted in nine deaths and hundreds of injuries, the town pulled together to get back on its feet.

Statue will honor city's founder
The Heritage Council of North Augusta is planning to raise about $75,000 to honor the city's founder.

Statue will honor city's founder
The Heritage Council of North Augusta is planning to raise about $75,000 to honor the city's founder.

Around the block
A Caring Connections lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, at Hitchcock Healthcare, 690 Medical Park Drive, Aiken. Representatives of the end-of-life industry, health care providers and consumer and civic service organizations will be present.

Around the block
A Caring Connections lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, at Hitchcock Healthcare, 690 Medical Park Drive, Aiken. Representatives of the end-of-life industry, health care providers and consumer and civic service organizations will be present.

Baseball notebook

Baseball notebook
NEW YORK - Chicago White Sox teammates Mark Buehrle and Jon Garland have an extra incentive for wanting to start in next week's All-Star game: Each would get an additional $10,000 if picked by American League manager Terry Francona.

Baseball notebook
NEW YORK - Chicago White Sox teammates Mark Buehrle and Jon Garland have an extra incentive for wanting to start in next week's All-Star game: Each would get an additional $10,000 if picked by American League manager Terry Francona.

Supportive crowd carries tired runners to finish line

Jones earns Player of the Month honors

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Confidence, what he calls his pitching lifeblood, is running through Dan Kolb's veins once again.

Atlanta's bats best Maddux
ATLANTA - For four innings Tuesday, Greg Maddux looked just the way fans at Turner Field remembered him, the crafty, corner-hitting professor of pitching.

Davies has Cubs seeing stars
ATLANTA - Hot dogs. F-14 flyovers. American flags. A hometown boy making good.

Davies has Cubs seeing stars

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Confidence, what he calls his pitching lifeblood, is running through Dan Kolb's veins once again.

Braves notebook

Davies has Cubs seeing stars
ATLANTA - Hot dogs. F-14 flyovers. American flags. A hometown boy making good.

Jones earns Player of the Month honors
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones spoke the first week in June about striving for consistency this season, his 10th in the majors.

Jones earns Player of the Month honors
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones spoke the first week in June about striving for consistency this season, his 10th in the majors.

Smoltz, Jones rewarded for carrying big first-half loads
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones as an All-Star seems to be a good fit for the seven-time Gold Glove winner.

Smoltz, Jones rewarded for carrying big first-half loads

Smoltz, Jones rewarded for carrying big first-half loads
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones as an All-Star seems to be a good fit for the seven-time Gold Glove winner.

Business briefs

Business briefs
U.S. financial markets were closed Monday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Trading resumes today; closing prices will be listed in Wednesday editions.

Report urges better insurance against cost of terror attacks

Buick extends warranty on entire lineup

Report urges better insurance against cost of terror attacks
PARIS - Some of the world's most advanced economies remain ill-equipped to survive the fallout from a major terrorist atrocity, the OECD is warning, despite widespread efforts since the Sept. 11 attacks to spread insurance risk between public and private sectors.

Dreams become reality for store's new owner

Amazon.com sitting pretty 10 years later

Oil prices briefly rise above $60 a barrel

Report urges better insurance against cost of terror attacks
PARIS - Some of the world's most advanced economies remain ill-equipped to survive the fallout from a major terrorist atrocity, the OECD is warning, despite widespread efforts since the Sept. 11 attacks to spread insurance risk between public and private sectors.

A stronger dollar often troubling for earnings

Amazon.com sitting pretty 10 years later
SEATTLE - Soon after Amazon.com Inc. debuted 10 years ago, Jeff Bezos and his handful of employees spent late summer nights packing books in a tiny warehouse, scrambling to ship a growing gush of orders.

A stronger dollar often troubling for earnings
NEW YORK - While investors obsess over how higher oil prices and rising interest rates could hurt corporate profits, they seem to be overlooking something else that could cause earnings growth to fizzle: this year's unexpected rise in the U.S. dollar.

Closing St. Joseph could start stream of office relocations
St. Joseph Hospital might not be the center of the medical universe in Augusta, but it is at the heart of business for many firms along Wrightsboro Road.

Oil prices briefly rise above $60 a barrel
WASHINGTON - Oil prices climbed Tuesday and briefly surpassed $60 a barrel - a level economists described as a worrisome, though not alarming, sign for global financial growth.

Closing St. Joseph could start stream of office relocations

Buick extends warranty on entire lineup
DETROIT - Trying to keep pace with high-end competitors, General Motors Corp.'s Buick brand will increase its bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage to four years or 50,000 miles on all 2006 models, up from three years or 36,000 miles, the head of the division said.

Disney internships draw college students and criticism

Gunshot recognition system aims to counter crime
CHICAGO - Police installed video surveillance cameras around town and saw Chicago's murder rate fall to its lowest level in four decades. Now the cops hope to further cut crime by not only watching, but listening, too.

Amazon.com sitting pretty 10 years later
SEATTLE - Soon after Amazon.com Inc. debuted 10 years ago, Jeff Bezos and his handful of employees spent late summer nights packing books in a tiny warehouse, scrambling to ship a growing gush of orders.

Dreams become reality for store's new owner
Mercedes-Benz has been the ultimate luxury car for David Karangu since he was a boy growing up in Kenya.

Disney internships draw college students and criticism
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Dan Cockerell spent his time as a Walt Disney World college intern checking guests into their hotel rooms, working as a custodian and parking cars. He says the experience 16 years ago has been useful in his current job as general manager of the Disney All Star Resort.

A stronger dollar often troubling for earnings
NEW YORK - While investors obsess over how higher oil prices and rising interest rates could hurt corporate profits, they seem to be overlooking something else that could cause earnings growth to fizzle: this year's unexpected rise in the U.S. dollar.

Closing St. Joseph could start stream of office relocations
St. Joseph Hospital might not be the center of the medical universe in Augusta, but it is at the heart of business for many firms along Wrightsboro Road.

Oil prices briefly rise above $60 a barrel
WASHINGTON - Oil prices climbed Tuesday and briefly surpassed $60 a barrel - a level economists described as a worrisome, though not alarming, sign for global financial growth.

Disney internships draw college students and criticism
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Dan Cockerell spent his time as a Walt Disney World college intern checking guests into their hotel rooms, working as a custodian and parking cars. He says the experience 16 years ago has been useful in his current job as general manager of the Disney All Star Resort.

Buick extends warranty on entire lineup
DETROIT - Trying to keep pace with high-end competitors, General Motors Corp.'s Buick brand will increase its bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage to four years or 50,000 miles on all 2006 models, up from three years or 36,000 miles, the head of the division said.

Business briefs
U.S. financial markets were closed Monday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Trading resumes today; closing prices will be listed in Wednesday editions.

Dreams become reality for store's new owner
Mercedes-Benz has been the ultimate luxury car for David Karangu since he was a boy growing up in Kenya.

Gunshot recognition system aims to counter crime
CHICAGO - Police installed video surveillance cameras around town and saw Chicago's murder rate fall to its lowest level in four decades. Now the cops hope to further cut crime by not only watching, but listening, too.

Gunshot recognition system aims to counter crime

Policies vary at area clubs

Boon for south Augusta
If job recruitment were a baseball game, then Richmond County Development Authority Chairman Loren Perry is right when he says his agency just hit a home run.

Boon for south Augusta

Boon for south Augusta
If job recruitment were a baseball game, then Richmond County Development Authority Chairman Loren Perry is right when he says his agency just hit a home run.

Free press under assault

Getting a handle on it
In New York, aggressive panhandling by the "squeegee men" in the 1980s and '90s led to a crackdown - and to fewer visitors being accosted.

Phones imperil teen drivers
There are two things teenagers find it almost impossible to live without: One is a car; the other, a cell phone. But now, a growing number of states are telling teens they may have one or the other, but not both - at least not both simultaneously.

Free press under assault
Time magazine's decision to surrender documents it considers confidential to a federal prosecutor investigating the leak of a CIA operative's name is a total copout.

Phones imperil teen drivers
There are two things teenagers find it almost impossible to live without: One is a car; the other, a cell phone. But now, a growing number of states are telling teens they may have one or the other, but not both - at least not both simultaneously.

Through our grasp
Joseph Edward Duncan III came to hate society and to lament his being feared and ostracized as a sex offender.

Free press under assault
Time magazine's decision to surrender documents it considers confidential to a federal prosecutor investigating the leak of a CIA operative's name is a total copout.

Phones imperil teen drivers

People in the News
NEW YORK - Angie Harmon, best known for her role on NBC's "Law & Order," will return to the network to star as an ambitious reproductive specialist in "Inconceivable," a new drama set in a fertility clinic.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Angie Harmon, best known for her role on NBC's "Law & Order," will return to the network to star as an ambitious reproductive specialist in "Inconceivable," a new drama set in a fertility clinic.

Ex-stylist ordered to return Bono's clothes, photos
DUBLIN, Ireland - A former stylist for Irish rock band U2 must return to lead singer Bono a range of clothes, including a cowboy hat and earrings, and nearly 200 backstage photographs, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Avocado gazpacho can turn into a main course dish
Now available for summer recipes are plentiful supplies of Hass avocados, the pear-shaped variety with a pebbly skin ranging in color from dark green to almost black.

Avocado gazpacho can turn into a main course dish

Recipe for dolmades wrap snadwich

Baked custard, a perfect dessert for early summer

Baked custard, a perfect early summer dessert
BATON ROUGE, La. - Any recipe that calls for using a double boiler isn't a quick-fix proposition. For many years, double boilers were requisite in making baked custard; therefore, many cooks, both veteran and novice, didn't attempt to make the simple dessert.

Baked custard, a perfect dessert for early summer
BATON ROUGE, La. - Any recipe that calls for using a double boiler isn't a quick-fix proposition. For many years, double boilers were requisite in making baked custard; therefore, many cooks, both veteran and novice, didn't attempt to make the simple dessert.

Recipe for dolmades wrap snadwich
CONCORD, N.H. - It was a thick, hot summer day and I was stuck in Boston on business with a pile of dull paperwork to be read and digested.

Baked custard, a perfect early summer dessert
BATON ROUGE, La. - Any recipe that calls for using a double boiler isn't a quick-fix proposition. For many years, double boilers were requisite in making baked custard; therefore, many cooks, both veteran and novice, didn't attempt to make the simple dessert.

Baked custard, a perfect early summer dessert

Avocado gazpacho can turn into a main course dish
Now available for summer recipes are plentiful supplies of Hass avocados, the pear-shaped variety with a pebbly skin ranging in color from dark green to almost black.

Baked custard, a perfect dessert for early summer
BATON ROUGE, La. - Any recipe that calls for using a double boiler isn't a quick-fix proposition. For many years, double boilers were requisite in making baked custard; therefore, many cooks, both veteran and novice, didn't attempt to make the simple dessert.

Recipe for dolmades wrap snadwich
CONCORD, N.H. - It was a thick, hot summer day and I was stuck in Boston on business with a pile of dull paperwork to be read and digested.

Avocado gazpacho can turn into a main course dish

Avocado gazpacho can turn into a main course dish
Now available for summer recipes are plentiful supplies of Hass avocados, the pear-shaped variety with a pebbly skin ranging in color from dark green to almost black.

Avocado gazpacho can turn into a main course dish
Now available for summer recipes are plentiful supplies of Hass avocados, the pear-shaped variety with a pebbly skin ranging in color from dark green to almost black.

GreenJackets top Asheville Tourists
In Asheville, N.C., the GreenJackets broke out with 6 runs in the top of the first inning and held on to beat Asheville 9-7.

GreenJackets top Asheville Tourists
In Asheville, N.C., the GreenJackets broke out with 6 runs in the top of the first inning and held on to beat Asheville 9-7.

Augusta's Taylor finally able to return to Tour from injury

Augusta's Taylor finally able to return to Tour from injury
Vaughn Taylor could have played in last week's Western Open golf tournament, but he thought better of it.

Augusta's Taylor finally able to return to Tour from injury
Vaughn Taylor could have played in last week's Western Open golf tournament, but he thought better of it.

GreenJackets top Asheville Tourists

Versatile squares can be made with various fruits
Bar cookies make great portable picnic fare, but most require a long list of ingredients and loads of mixing. My Peachy Oat Squares give you the flavor of summer peaches - but no peach peeling is involved.

Versatile squares can be made with various fruits
Bar cookies make great portable picnic fare, but most require a long list of ingredients and loads of mixing. My Peachy Oat Squares give you the flavor of summer peaches - but no peach peeling is involved.

Versatile squares can be made with various fruits

Supportive crowd carries tired runners to finish line
ATLANTA - OK, here's the secret about running in the Peachtree Road Race. The distance - 10 kilometers - is a little more than six miles. The race route is a little hilly, but not out of line. The weather is hot and humid.

Supportive crowd carries tired runners to finish line
ATLANTA - OK, here's the secret about running in the Peachtree Road Race. The distance - 10 kilometers - is a little more than six miles. The race route is a little hilly, but not out of line. The weather is hot and humid.

Murphey Middle School called 'persistently dangerous'
ATLANTA - Two Georgia schools have been told by the state Department of Education they will become the first in the state to be listed as persistently dangerous.

No nominee gets Augusta Commission seat
Five people were nominated today for the 9th District seat on the Augusta Commission, but none was able to get the six commission votes needed for election.

Mother of drowned toddlers charged in deaths
Five people were nominated today for the 9th District seat on the Augusta Commission, but none was able to get the six commission votes needed for election.

Veterans provided freedom for us
Regarding Lowell Greenbaum's June 30 letter " 'Emperor' Bush has no clothes," Mr. Greenbaum and his liberal Democratic cronies ignore the fact that their boy, Bill Clinton, was so busy during his eight years in office chasing skirts, that he left very little time and resources to chase bad guys. That's something the Bush administration is having to do for him.Charles H. Kimbrough, Sylvania

Acting chief comes from a fine family
This is an appeal to the Augusta Commission to waive the college degree requirement for the fire chief position and to name Acting Chief Howard Willis as permanent chief. I am breaking my own policy to endorse Willis, since I have refused many requests to write endorsement letters for people campaigning for political offices and public jobs.Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

To preserve freedom, defend it
Angela Novotny's June 27 letter ("Death-toll comparison is shameful") clearly indicates her lack of knowledge concerning how our freedoms are defended.John Conley, Evans

Proper parenting is a dying art
Can someone please tell me what happened to parents?Chris McCain, Hephzibah

Veterans provided freedom for us
Regarding Lowell Greenbaum's June 30 letter " 'Emperor' Bush has no clothes," Mr. Greenbaum and his liberal Democratic cronies ignore the fact that their boy, Bill Clinton, was so busy during his eight years in office chasing skirts, that he left very little time and resources to chase bad guys. That's something the Bush administration is having to do for him.Charles H. Kimbrough, Sylvania

Acting chief comes from a fine family

Acting chief comes from a fine family
This is an appeal to the Augusta Commission to waive the college degree requirement for the fire chief position and to name Acting Chief Howard Willis as permanent chief. I am breaking my own policy to endorse Willis, since I have refused many requests to write endorsement letters for people campaigning for political offices and public jobs.Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Dems have eroded our military might

Veterans provided freedom for us

Dems have eroded our military might
Richmond County Democratic Party Chairman Lowell Greenbaum is consistently wrong in his letters to the editor.Floyd Brown, Grovetown

Dems have eroded our military might
Richmond County Democratic Party Chairman Lowell Greenbaum is consistently wrong in his letters to the editor.Floyd Brown, Grovetown

Augusta must get smart on water
The June 27 editorial "Saving the Savannah" missed the point. What hope does Augusta have in keeping Atlanta from eventually taking our Savannah River water for their use? Augusta is a blighted area with little money for anything. Atlanta has big money, and will eventually get what it wants.Thomas D. Kohli, Augusta

Seniors calendar

Studies: Too much TV may inhibit learning

University program blasting off to save science fiction

Health briefs

Peachy

Living briefs

Is there really such a thing as the 5-second rule?

Health and fitness calendar

Studies: Too much TV may inhibit learning
CHICAGO - Too much TV-watching can harm children's ability to learn and even reduce their chances of getting a college degree, three new studies suggest in the latest effort to examine the effects of television on kids.

Living briefs
Many women hope to lighten the load in their handbag during the summer, and one way to do that is to ditch the separate lipsticks, pencils and glosses, instead getting color, glitter and shine in a single product.

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.

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.

University program blasting off to save science fiction
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Since the 1950s, James Gunn has lived in the future.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Peachy
Visits to the beach, barbecues in the backyard and popcorn movies are all time-honored summer rituals.

Living briefs
Many women hope to lighten the load in their handbag during the summer, and one way to do that is to ditch the separate lipsticks, pencils and glosses, instead getting color, glitter and shine in a single product.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Studies link TV, poor academics
CHICAGO - Too much TV-watching can harm children's ability to learn and even reduce their chances of getting a college degree, three new studies suggest in the latest effort to examine the effects of television on the young.

Health briefs
CHICAGO - A respected medical panel is urging pediatricians not to focus only on height and weight in determining whether a child is too fat.

Health briefs
CHICAGO - A respected medical panel is urging pediatricians not to focus only on height and weight in determining whether a child is too fat.

Peachy
Visits to the beach, barbecues in the backyard and popcorn movies are all time-honored summer rituals.

Tagging of pygmy elephants could solve ancient mystery
IN THE BORNEO FOREST, Malaysia - Crouched in the vine-tangled forest of Borneo, where the brightest part of the day seems like dusk, Elis Tambing finally got the elusive animal in his laser sight and fired.

More computer classes urged for kids
LOS ANGELES — Even in a nation where most every school has Internet access and computer use often starts by nursery school, teachers of technology see a warning message flashing.

University program blasting off to save science fiction
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Since the 1950s, James Gunn has lived in the future.

Studies: Too much TV may inhibit learning
CHICAGO - Too much TV-watching can harm children's ability to learn and even reduce their chances of getting a college degree, three new studies suggest in the latest effort to examine the effects of television on kids.

Is there really such a thing as the 5-second rule?
You're happily munching away on a gourmet chocolate chip cookie, and a big hunk breaks off and tumbles to the floor.

Is there really such a thing as the 5-second rule?
You're happily munching away on a gourmet chocolate chip cookie, and a big hunk breaks off and tumbles to the floor.

Police plan to wait on interview of substitute
A Columbia County substitute teacher accused of child molestation might return from his European vacation this week, police said Tuesday, but they don't plan to interview the Augusta man right away.

Kid of the Day

Panel fails to fill 9th District seat

No nominee gets Augusta Commission seat
Five people were nominated today for the 9th District seat on the Augusta Commission, but none was able to get the six commission votes needed for election.

Murphey Middle School called 'persistently dangerous'
ATLANTA - Two Georgia schools have been told by the state Department of Education they will become the first in the state to be listed as persistently dangerous.

Fireworks finish 4th's festivities in Augusta
Ron Swank had just what the Fourth of July crowd wanted. Not sparklers or firecrackers. He was selling something much cooler - Creamsicles, Klondike Bars and Nutty Buddys.

Extension forces owners out
A planned extension of River Watch Parkway in Columbia County is designed to give motorists a smooth travel route to Washington Road.

Across South Carolina
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska searchers were looking Monday for a missing plane with three men on board.

Across South Carolina
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska searchers were looking Monday for a missing plane with three men on board.

Across the southeast
APOPKA, FLA. - As police waited outside, a gunman who held a woman hostage and told police to call backup apparently shot the woman and himself, authorities said Monday.

Church endorses gay marriage

Young adjusts to new job
Former Augusta Mayor Bob Young has been so busy getting into his new job at HUD the past two weeks, he hasn't had time to look back.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The rare black fox squirrel has found a new home along South Carolina's golf courses as its natural habitat has been lost to development.

News you can use
Aiken County Development Committee: 5 p.m. today, small meeting room, council building, 736 Richland Ave. W., Aiken

Extension forces owners out
A planned extension of River Watch Parkway in Columbia County is designed to give motorists a smooth travel route to Washington Road.

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Volunteers help at Grovetown's holiday barbecue
GROVETOWN - On a site normally reserved for baseball, the serving line stretched from right field all the way past home plate.

Exhibit tells of little-known battle
ST. MARYS, Ga. - History books teach the War of 1812 ended with the Battle of New Orleans.

Fireworks finish 4th's festivities in Augusta
Ron Swank had just what the Fourth of July crowd wanted. Not sparklers or firecrackers. He was selling something much cooler - Creamsicles, Klondike Bars and Nutty Buddys.

Police plan to wait on interview of substitute
A Columbia County substitute teacher accused of child molestation might return from his European vacation this week, police said Tuesday, but they don't plan to interview the Augusta man right away.

Extension forces owners out

Arguments about new law continue
ATLANTA - The state's first Fourth of July holiday since sparklers became legal saw no substantial increase in fireworks-related injuries, though several burns were reported during the weekend, hospital officials said Tuesday.

No nominee gets Augusta Commission seat

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Funds spent on businesses low
AIKEN - Out of 34 U.S. Department of Energy sites included in a recent federal report on spending, the private contractor that runs Savannah River Site spent the smallest portion of its total 2004 budget with small businesses.

Police look for 2-year-old girl
AIKEN - Aiken police are looking for a 2-year-old girl whose family was found living in squalor in a house also occupied by thousands of bats.

Across the Southeast
TAMPA, FLA. - A man tried to run over his ex-girlfriend with his pickup, but instead hit two children, killing a 2-year-old boy, police said.

11 drug suspects arrested
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has arrested 11 people on a variety of drug charges.

News you can use
Mosquitoes are pesky and can be dangerous, but at least they eat and run. Not so with ticks.

Panel fails to fill 9th District seat
Augusta commissioners voted on five nominees Tuesday to fill the 9th District commission seat left vacant by interim Mayor Willie Mays, but none got the six votes needed to get the appointment.

Dean, faculty fight over college woes
ATHENS, Ga. - A difficult reorganization, tight budget years and declining numbers of faculty have combined to create what Louis Castenell, the dean of the University of Georgia College of Education, called "the perfect storm."

Police look for 2-year-old girl

Grandson takes over fight to clear commander's name
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The grandson of one of the two men blamed for America's lack of preparedness in the attack on Pearl Harbor will now take up the cause to clear his grandfather's name.

Police plan to wait on interview of substitute

News you can use
Aiken County Development Committee: 5 p.m. today, small meeting room, council building, 736 Richland Ave. W., Aiken

Murphey Middle School called 'persistently dangerous'

Mother faces cruelty charge

Kid of the Day
Koriayn Kennedy is today's Kid of the Day.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Asia Monique Welch of Augusta.

Across the Southeast
TAMPA, FLA. - A man tried to run over his ex-girlfriend with his pickup, but instead hit two children, killing a 2-year-old boy, police said.

Mother of drowned toddlers charged in deaths
Five people were nominated today for the 9th District seat on the Augusta Commission, but none was able to get the six commission votes needed for election.

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested and charged with false imprisonment and simple battery Monday, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report said.

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Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A Clark Atlanta University student who had been missing for about a week was located Tuesday in the city jail, police said.

Across South Carolina

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Mosquitoes are pesky and can be dangerous, but at least they eat and run. Not so with ticks.

Fireworks finish 4th's festivities in Augusta

Migraine treatments add wrinkle to Botox
Barbara Bragg, 37, is convinced that Botox will finally straighten out her headache problems.

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Report hails wreck response
GRANITEVILLE - The first firefighters who sped toward the Graniteville train-crash site Jan. 6 were hit with dense clouds of chlorine but spared their comrades from a similar fate by alerting them to the danger, according to a report obtained Tuesday.

Dean, faculty fight over college woes
ATHENS, Ga. - A difficult reorganization, tight budget years and declining numbers of faculty have combined to create what Louis Castenell, the dean of the University of Georgia College of Education, called "the perfect storm."

Mother faces cruelty charge
WARRENTON, Ga. - Lottie Kain, the mother of two toddlers who drowned in a retention pond near their home in April, was arrested Tuesday on two counts of cruelty to children in the second degree, Toombs Judicial District Attorney Dennis Sanders said.

Migraine treatments add wrinkle to Botox
Barbara Bragg, 37, is convinced that Botox will finally straighten out her headache problems.

Police look for 2-year-old girl
AIKEN - Aiken police are looking for a 2-year-old girl whose family was found living in squalor in a house also occupied by thousands of bats.

Kid of the Day
Koriayn Kennedy is today's Kid of the Day.

Arguments about new law continue
ATLANTA - The state's first Fourth of July holiday since sparklers became legal saw no substantial increase in fireworks-related injuries, though several burns were reported during the weekend, hospital officials said Tuesday.

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested and charged with false imprisonment and simple battery Monday, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report said.

Mother of drowned toddlers charged in deaths

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A Clark Atlanta University student who had been missing for about a week was located Tuesday in the city jail, police said.

Slaves' heirs get help on property

11 drug suspects arrested
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has arrested 11 people on a variety of drug charges.

Across Georgia
DUBLIN -- A man who police say had a history of domestic violence was found Sunday at his wife's car with her dead body in the trunk. After police discovered the body, the husband tried to run over an officer and was shot, police say.

Exhibit tells of little-known battle
ST. MARYS, Ga. - History books teach the War of 1812 ended with the Battle of New Orleans.

Project threatens Civil War structures
MARIETTA, Ga. - A proposed housing development has suburban Cobb County debating how to accommodate newcomers while still preserving Civil War relics that historians prize but that sit on valuable land.

Funds spent on businesses low
AIKEN - Out of 34 U.S. Department of Energy sites included in a recent federal report on spending, the private contractor that runs Savannah River Site spent the smallest portion of its total 2004 budget with small businesses.

Report hails wreck response
GRANITEVILLE - The first firefighters who sped toward the Graniteville train-crash site Jan. 6 were hit with dense clouds of chlorine but spared their comrades from a similar fate by alerting them to the danger, according to a report obtained Tuesday.

Slaves' heirs get help on property
CHARLESTON, S.C. - After almost three years protecting the property rights of slave descendants along the South Carolina coast, a project started by attorneys and a local foundation has evolved into the Center for Heirs' Property Preservation.

Panel fails to fill 9th District seat
Augusta commissioners voted on five nominees Tuesday to fill the 9th District commission seat left vacant by interim Mayor Willie Mays, but none got the six votes needed to get the appointment.

11 drug suspects arrested

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Dean, faculty fight over college woes

Reports of burn injuries increase
Area fireworks injuries increased this Fourth of July weekend from past years, but authorities aren't sure whether there is a connection with a new law that legalized the sale of sparklers in Georgia.

Reports of burn injuries increase

Across the area

Kid of the Day

Young adjusts to new job

Across the Southeast

Across Georgia

Migraine treatments add wrinkle to Botox

Volunteers help at Grovetown's holiday barbecue

Report hails wreck response

Across the area
Two Aiken parents were arrested and charged with cruelty to children after police found their toddlers living in squalor with no food or milk.

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Runaways might run into danger
Mary Brinson says she gets plenty of sleep these days, but rest was hard to come by not so long ago.

Funds spent on businesses low

Reports of burn injuries increase
Area fireworks injuries increased this Fourth of July weekend from past years, but authorities aren't sure whether there is a connection with a new law that legalized the sale of sparklers in Georgia.

Arguments about new law continue

Former Citadel chief, veteran dies at age 84
CHARLESTON, S.C.- Lt. Gen. George Marion Seignious, a former president of The Citadel and a World War II veteran, has died. He was 84.

Exhibit tells of little-known battle

Young adjusts to new job
Former Augusta Mayor Bob Young has been so busy getting into his new job at HUD the past two weeks, he hasn't had time to look back.

Volunteers help at Grovetown's holiday barbecue
GROVETOWN - On a site normally reserved for baseball, the serving line stretched from right field all the way past home plate.

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Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Asia Monique Welch of Augusta.

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Church endorses gay marriage
ATLANTA - The United Church of Christ's rule-making body voted overwhelmingly Monday to approve a resolution that endorses same-sex marriage, making it the largest Christian denomination to do so.

Across the area

Slaves' heirs get help on property
CHARLESTON, S.C. - After almost three years protecting the property rights of slave descendants along the South Carolina coast, a project started by attorneys and a local foundation has evolved into the Center for Heirs' Property Preservation.

Across Georgia

Across the area
Two Aiken parents were arrested and charged with cruelty to children after police found their toddlers living in squalor with no food or milk.

Church endorses gay marriage
ATLANTA - The United Church of Christ's rule-making body voted overwhelmingly Monday to approve a resolution that endorses same-sex marriage, making it the largest Christian denomination to do so.

Across Georgia
DUBLIN -- A man who police say had a history of domestic violence was found Sunday at his wife's car with her dead body in the trunk. After police discovered the body, the husband tried to run over an officer and was shot, police say.

Mother faces cruelty charge
WARRENTON, Ga. - Lottie Kain, the mother of two toddlers who drowned in a retention pond near their home in April, was arrested Tuesday on two counts of cruelty to children in the second degree, Toombs Judicial District Attorney Dennis Sanders said.

Despite changes, Masters still a fair test
Enough already. When it comes to the annual Augusta National Golf Club alterations, I've heard enough.

Despite changes, Masters still a fair test
Enough already. When it comes to the annual Augusta National Golf Club alterations, I've heard enough.

'War of the Worlds' tops box office

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'War of the Worlds' tops box office
LOS ANGELES - "War of the Worlds" conquered the box office as easily as the movie's aliens overpowered Earth, but it did not have enough firepower to overcome Hollywood's prolonged slump.

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'War of the Worlds' tops box office
LOS ANGELES - "War of the Worlds" conquered the box office as easily as the movie's aliens overpowered Earth, but it did not have enough firepower to overcome Hollywood's prolonged slump.

New home-video releases
Selected home-video releases:

You'll know Jack: new format hits the radio dial
NEW YORK - It's the format of the future. Or the flavor of the month.

You'll know Jack: new format hits the radio dial

You'll know Jack: new format hits the radio dial
NEW YORK - It's the format of the future. Or the flavor of the month.

Mr. Ulysses Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Phinizy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cathy Ogle    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Mrs. Cathy Ogle, 71, of Wildwood Dr. S.E., Harlem, entered into rest July 2, 2005.

Mr. Hubert Redd, Sr.    (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)
VAUCLUSE, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Hubert A. Redd, Sr., beloved husband of the late Mrs. Ruby Grice Redd, will be Wednesday, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Frances L. Bell    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Dr. Francis J. (Frank) Krakowiak    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital, Dr. Francis J. (Frank) Krakowiak, 73, husband of Mrs. Marianne Krakowiak.

Mrs. Mary Baxley    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mary Hutto Creech Baxley, 82, widow of Hubert Baxley, died Sunday, July 3, 2005 at the Barnwell County Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. John Nixon, Rev. Ricky Creech and Rev. Marshall Still officiating.

Mr. Alexander Anderson, Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Alexander "Ed" Anderson will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at Mt. Transfiguration Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence D. Hill officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Sara A. Hatcher    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia M. Reeves    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Julia Montgomery Reeves, 84, widow of Mr. Paul F. Montgomery and Mr. James Reeves, of Dell Dr., but had resided at the Lake Crossing Nursing Home, Appling, for the last four years, died Saturday, July 2, 2005 in the McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Ulysses Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes, 71, of Barbara Lane, North Augusta, who died July 2, 2005 will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Bible Baptist Church, Sweetwater Road, Edgefield County,. Dr. Alan R. Tillman officiating.

Ms. Daisy B. Wilson    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Robinson    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)
BURNETTOWN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Kirkland Robinson, beloved daughter of the late Brice and Edna Smith Kirkland, will be Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Yong Ok Curry    (DULUTH, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh V. Rountree    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
TWIN CITY, Ga. - Hugh Virgil Rountree, age 90, of Twin City, entered into rest on Sunday, July 3, 2005.

Mr. Hayward W. Johnson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Graveside funeral services will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Westover Memorial Park with Rev. Robert C. Daniel officiating.

Mrs. Janet Senseman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Janet Elaine Wills Senseman, 65, of Augusta, entered into rest Saturday, July 2, 2005, due to complications from lung cancer surgery.

Mr. Hubert Redd, Sr.    (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)
VAUCLUSE, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Hubert A. Redd, Sr., beloved husband of the late Mrs. Ruby Grice Redd, will be Wednesday, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral arrangements for Mr. James E. Turner, 74, of Waters Edge Drive, Augusta, who died July 3, 2005, will be announced.

Ms. Anne Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet Wells    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
BELVEDERE, S.C. - Mrs. Janet Walker Wells, 84, wife of the late Ralph David Wells, of Audubon Circle, entered into rest Friday, July 1, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Raymond Russell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Dr. Francis J. (Frank) Krakowiak    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital, Dr. Francis J. (Frank) Krakowiak, 73, husband of Mrs. Marianne Krakowiak.

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alexander Anderson, Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Alexander "Ed" Anderson will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at Mt. Transfiguration Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence D. Hill officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. William Beauford    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Edward Scott    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
WIN CITY, Ga. - Jim Edward "Jimbo" Scott, age 45, entered into rest on Saturday, July 2, 2005. Funeral services are Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at 11;00 a.m. in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with Rev. Le Grand Willis officiating.

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara A. Hatcher    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, June 30, 2005 at Oconee Regional Medical Center, Mrs. Sara Alethia Hatcher, mother of Dr. James Franklin Hatcher Jr., Milledgeville.

Mr. Robert A. Bass    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Robert Albert Bass, of Warrenton, made Heaven his home on July 28, 2005.

Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes, 71, of Barbara Lane, North Augusta, who died July 2, 2005 will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Bible Baptist Church, Sweetwater Road, Edgefield County,. Dr. Alan R. Tillman officiating.

Mr. Larry Ways    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

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Mrs. Frances Coxville    (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mrs. Frances G. Coxville, of Steep Hollow Rd., entered into rest July 4, 2005 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vance Beasley officiating.

Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John Moore    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Mr. John Moore, age 61, of 47 Ella Quiller Road, Graniteville, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2005 at his residence.

Mr. William Beauford    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. James Perry Lee    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. James Perry Lee, 62, who passed away Friday, July 1, 2005, will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at Miller Swamp Baptist Church, Sycamore, with Revs. Thomas Moore and Virgin Johnson, Jr. officiating.

Mrs. Frances L. Bell    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. Francis Hornsby, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Coxville    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Bussey    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mrs. Catherine Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Anne Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert A. Redd, Sr.    (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)

Mrs. Azilee P. Cook    (ALLENDALE, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan B. Sayer    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Coxville    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Stone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Edge    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cathy Ogle    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Mrs. Cathy Ogle, 71, of Wildwood Dr. S.E., Harlem, entered into rest July 2, 2005.

Mrs. Sara A. Hatcher    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert A. Bass    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Robert Albert Bass, of Warrenton, made Heaven his home on July 28, 2005.

Mr. Anthony Henley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Baxley    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mary Hutto Creech Baxley, 82, widow of Hubert Baxley, died Sunday, July 3, 2005 at the Barnwell County Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. John Nixon, Rev. Ricky Creech and Rev. Marshall Still officiating.

Mr. Larry Ways    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. "Big C" Evans    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Charlie Andrew "Big C" Evans, 78, died Sunday, July 3, 2005 at Burke Medical Center, Waynesboro. "Big C" was born October 10, 1926 in Sardis to the late William Francis and Margaret Kirkman Evans.

Mrs. Ruby Stone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Russell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan B. Sayer    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert A. Redd, Sr.    (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Phinizy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hayward W. Johnson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Graveside funeral services will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Westover Memorial Park with Rev. Robert C. Daniel officiating.

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer    (THOMSON , Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Susie Lowe, of Amsterdam Drive, entered into rest Monday, June 27, 2005 at the Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Geneva Maddox    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, July 4, 2005 at Doctors Hospital, Mrs. Lola R. Perhonish Williams, 83, of Martinez. Mrs. Williams was a native of Glascock County.

Mr. "Big C" Evans    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Charlie Andrew "Big C" Evans, 78, died Sunday, July 3, 2005 at Burke Medical Center, Waynesboro. "Big C" was born October 10, 1926 in Sardis to the late William Francis and Margaret Kirkman Evans.

Mr. John Moore    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Mr. John Moore, age 61, of 47 Ella Quiller Road, Graniteville, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2005 at his residence.

Mr. Jim Edward Scott    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
WIN CITY, Ga. - Jim Edward "Jimbo" Scott, age 45, entered into rest on Saturday, July 2, 2005. Funeral services are Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at 11;00 a.m. in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with Rev. Le Grand Willis officiating.

Mrs. Elsie R. Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest at her residence Monday, July 4, 2005, Mrs. Elsie R. Norman.

Mrs. Sara A. Hatcher    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, June 30, 2005 at Oconee Regional Medical Center, Mrs. Sara Alethia Hatcher, mother of Dr. James Franklin Hatcher Jr., Milledgeville.

Mr. James Perry Lee    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. James Perry Lee, 62, who passed away Friday, July 1, 2005, will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at Miller Swamp Baptist Church, Sycamore, with Revs. Thomas Moore and Virgin Johnson, Jr. officiating.

Mrs. Susie Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Susie Lowe, of Amsterdam Drive, entered into rest Monday, June 27, 2005 at the Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Julia M. Reeves    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Julia Montgomery Reeves, 84, widow of Mr. Paul F. Montgomery and Mr. James Reeves, of Dell Dr., but had resided at the Lake Crossing Nursing Home, Appling, for the last four years, died Saturday, July 2, 2005 in the McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Elsie R. Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest at her residence Monday, July 4, 2005, Mrs. Elsie R. Norman.

Mrs. Ann Robinson    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)
BURNETTOWN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Kirkland Robinson, beloved daughter of the late Brice and Edna Smith Kirkland, will be Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, July 4, 2005 at Doctors Hospital, Mrs. Lola R. Perhonish Williams, 83, of Martinez. Mrs. Williams was a native of Glascock County.

Mrs. Janet Senseman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Janet Elaine Wills Senseman, 65, of Augusta, entered into rest Saturday, July 2, 2005, due to complications from lung cancer surgery.

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral arrangements for Mr. James E. Turner, 74, of Waters Edge Drive, Augusta, who died July 3, 2005, will be announced.

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The Rev. Dr. Waldo P. Harris III devoted a lifetime to the Baptist faith he loved - and to making sure its rich history was preserved for future generations.

Mrs. Frances Coxville    (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mrs. Frances G. Coxville, of Steep Hollow Rd., entered into rest July 4, 2005 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vance Beasley officiating.

Ms. Leona Jane Slusky Low    (LAJOLLA, Ca.)

Mr. Hugh V. Rountree    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
TWIN CITY, Ga. - Hugh Virgil Rountree, age 90, of Twin City, entered into rest on Sunday, July 3, 2005.

Mr. Francis Hornsby, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet Wells    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
BELVEDERE, S.C. - Mrs. Janet Walker Wells, 84, wife of the late Ralph David Wells, of Audubon Circle, entered into rest Friday, July 1, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Louise Jackson    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Dr. Francis J. Krakowiak    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Leona Jane Slusky Low    (LAJOLLA, Ca.)

Ms. Louise Jackson    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Dr. Francis J. Krakowiak    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Henley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Edge    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Maddox    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Azilee P. Cook    (ALLENDALE, Ga.)

Mrs. Yong Ok Curry    (DULUTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Bussey    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Daisy B. Wilson    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer    (THOMSON , Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Edward Scott (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Robinson (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Susie Lowe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Francis Hornsby, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alexander Anderson, Sr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer (THOMSON , Ga.)

Mrs. Janet Senseman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Daisy B. Wilson (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Robert A. Bass (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Coxville (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh V. Rountree (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Dr. Francis J. (Frank) Krakowiak (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Bush (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cathy Ogle (HARLEM, Ga.)

Dr. Francis J. Krakowiak (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert Redd, Sr. (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara A. Hatcher (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Anne Coleman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia M. Reeves (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Edge (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Grimes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Azilee P. Cook (ALLENDALE, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie R. Norman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert A. Redd, Sr. (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)

Mr. James Perry Lee (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond Russell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet Wells (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Joan B. Sayer (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Hayward W. Johnson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ulysses Scott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Stone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances L. Bell (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. "Big C" Evans (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Maddox (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Baxley (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Ms. Leona Jane Slusky Low (LAJOLLA, Ca.)

Mrs. Sara A. Hatcher (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Phinizy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Ms. Louise Jackson (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mrs. Jessie Bussey (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mr. William Beauford (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Henley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Ways (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Coxville (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. John Moore (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Yong Ok Curry (DULUTH, Ga.)

Campaigning for bids is Olympic sport, too
SINGAPORE - Charlie Battle, a veteran Olympic lobbyist and key member of New York's 2012 bid team, surveyed the swirl of politicking, glad-handing and schmoozing and shook his head.

Campaigning for bids is Olympic sport, too

Campaigning for bids is Olympic sport, too
SINGAPORE - Charlie Battle, a veteran Olympic lobbyist and key member of New York's 2012 bid team, surveyed the swirl of politicking, glad-handing and schmoozing and shook his head.

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Yes, she drives like a girl

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Armstrong eyes yellow jersey at Tour de France

Okari, Kiplagat win Peachtree Road Race

Yes, she drives like a girl
On weekend nights she might be a race car driver with a 40-point lead over second place, but at Louisville Middle School she is just another kid.

Okari, Kiplagat win Peachtree Road Race
ATLANTA - Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands won the 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race for the fourth time Monday while Gilbert Okari of Kenya captured the men's race.

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In Singapore, organizers of the 2006 Winter Olympics have secured reserve funding in case the Turin Games go over budget.

Overtime
In Asheville, Augusta scored four eighth-inning runs to rally for a win over the Asheville Tourists 7-6 on Tuesday.

Overtime
In Singapore, organizers of the 2006 Winter Olympics have secured reserve funding in case the Turin Games go over budget.

Overtime
In Asheville, Augusta scored four eighth-inning runs to rally for a win over the Asheville Tourists 7-6 on Tuesday.

Okari, Kiplagat win Peachtree Road Race
ATLANTA - Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands won the 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race for the fourth time Monday while Gilbert Okari of Kenya captured the men's race.

Yes, she drives like a girl
On weekend nights she might be a race car driver with a 40-point lead over second place, but at Louisville Middle School she is just another kid.

Armstrong eyes yellow jersey at Tour de France
TOURS, France - Lance Armstrong pedaled beside the overall leader of the Tour de France and admired his taste in fashion. The six-time champion wants to be decked out in yellow again, and he might not have to wait long.

Armstrong eyes yellow jersey at Tour de France
TOURS, France - Lance Armstrong pedaled beside the overall leader of the Tour de France and admired his taste in fashion. The six-time champion wants to be decked out in yellow again, and he might not have to wait long.

Despite changes, Masters still a fair test

Woman sees dead people; CBS sees a hit

Woman sees dead people; CBS sees a hit
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio - Mary Ann Winkowski's paranormal experiences as a ghostbuster for hire have inspired CBS to place "Ghost Whisperer" on its fall lineup, with Jennifer Love Hewitt in the title role.\r\n

Woman sees dead people; CBS sees a hit
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio - Mary Ann Winkowski's paranormal experiences as a ghostbuster for hire have inspired CBS to place "Ghost Whisperer" on its fall lineup, with Jennifer Love Hewitt in the title role.

People in the News

Policies vary at area clubs
General managers at exclusive golf clubs used to spend their time balancing budgets, trying to increase the membership roll and generally making sure their operation runs smoothly.

Policies vary at area clubs
General managers at exclusive golf clubs used to spend their time balancing budgets, trying to increase the membership roll and generally making sure their operation runs smoothly.

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ALL ABOARD: Today is the deadline to turn in applications for the 2005-06 Teen Board. Go to www.augustachronicle.com/xtreme to fill out the form. The deadline is 5 p.m.

Question of the week
Q: Should parents know what school clubs their teens sign up for?

My style
THE FACTS: Katrina Dunn, 14, a rising freshman at T.W. Josey High School

Circle of good friends can help you manage life's ups, downs

Freshman year away at college opens doors to freedom, memories
A year ago, I was an apprehensive high school senior ready to move on to what I had been looking forward to for the past 12 years: college. No more 6:30 a.m. wake-up calls, no more sitting in a freezing cinder-block building for seven hours a day until, finally, at 2:50 p.m., the bell for freedom rang, and my fellow classmates and I would stumble into the bright sunshine.

Find out how sister feels about boy, then proceed
This week's problem: There's this boy I like and my sister likes (him, too). Should I go with him or leave him alone?

Find out how sister feels about boy, then proceed
This week's problem: There's this boy I like and my sister likes (him, too). Should I go with him or leave him alone?

My style
THE FACTS: Katrina Dunn, 14, a rising freshman at T.W. Josey High School

A way with words can lead to prizes in lyrics contest
There are radio, music television, MP3 players and downloads, and let's not forget ring-tones. Music is everywhere, and most folks don't mind trying to sing it (even if it is a little off-key).

A way with words can lead to prizes in lyrics contest
There are radio, music television, MP3 players and downloads, and let's not forget ring-tones. Music is everywhere, and most folks don't mind trying to sing it (even if it is a little off-key).

Xtreme calendar
ALL ABOARD: Today is the deadline to turn in applications for the 2005-06 Teen Board. Go to www.augustachronicle.com/xtreme to fill out the form. The deadline is 5 p.m.

Circle of good friends can help you manage life's ups, downs
Teens facing graduation can't help but think back on the ties and close friendships they've built over the years.

My style

Find out how sister feels about boy, then proceed

Xtreme calendar

A way with words can lead to prizes in lyrics contest

Circle of good friends can help you manage life's ups, downs
Teens facing graduation can't help but think back on the ties and close friendships they've built over the years.

Upcoming events

Recreation calendar

Mother speaks out in support of wearing seat belts

Around the block

FFA chapter recognized

Biblical story is presented as musical at church camp

Statue will honor city's founder

Riverfront roadwork discussed

Going native