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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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Passing on the tradition

Passing on the tradition
There must be something in the water at the Dalis house.

Passing on the tradition
There must be something in the water at the Dalis house.

Francoeur adds to Atlanta's fresh faces
ATLANTA - Assuming Jeff Francoeur can get here, through the teeth of what's left of Tropical Storm Cindy, the Braves' super-prospect now has a place on the big league roster.

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.

Francoeur adds to Atlanta's fresh faces

Jones earns Player of the Month honors

Francoeur adds to Atlanta's fresh faces
ATLANTA - Assuming Jeff Francoeur can get here, through the teeth of what's left of Tropical Storm Cindy, the Braves' super-prospect now has a place on the big league roster.

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.

Gunshot recognition system aims to counter crime

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.

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.

Many all-natural farmers count on trust

G-8 countries trying to reach compromises

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.

Oil prices briefly rise above $60 a barrel

Activity in non-manufacturing sector rose in June

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.

Media honchos converge for annual retreat

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.

Media honchos converge for annual retreat
SUN VALLEY, Idaho - Chief executives of entertainment firms converging on this Idaho mountain resort for an annual retreat face some troubling issues. Of most concern are a slump at the box office and signs the surge in DVD sales of movies may be slowing.

Buick extends warranty on entire lineup

G-8 countries trying to reach compromises
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - World leaders faced pressure from the United States to scale back goals for relieving African poverty and combatting global AIDS, but British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday he planned to keep campaigning for his ambitious objectives with other world leaders.

Dreams become reality for store's new owner

Activity in non-manufacturing sector rose in June
NEW YORK - Strong retail sales, especially in the automotive industry, helped boost non-manufacturing activity in June at a faster than expected pace, data from a private research group showed Wednesday.

A stronger dollar often troubling for earnings

Many all-natural farmers count on trust
WINDER, Ga. - Bill Jaynes follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture's organic farming rules to a T - his chickens aren't given steroids, and none of his crops is sprayed with pesticides.

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.

Media honchos converge for annual retreat
SUN VALLEY, Idaho - Chief executives of entertainment firms converging on this Idaho mountain resort for an annual retreat face some troubling issues. Of most concern are a slump at the box office and signs the surge in DVD sales of movies may be slowing.

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.

G-8 countries trying to reach compromises
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - World leaders faced pressure from the United States to scale back goals for relieving African poverty and combatting global AIDS, but British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday he planned to keep campaigning for his ambitious objectives with other world leaders.

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.

Activity in non-manufacturing sector rose in June
NEW YORK - Strong retail sales, especially in the automotive industry, helped boost non-manufacturing activity in June at a faster than expected pace, data from a private research group showed Wednesday.

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.

Many all-natural farmers count on trust
WINDER, Ga. - Bill Jaynes follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture's organic farming rules to a T - his chickens aren't given steroids, and none of his crops is sprayed with pesticides.

Vitamin company gets home
Although NBTY Inc. dropped $10.7 million to close the deal on its Augusta facility, the New York-based nutritional supplement maker isn't ready to open its arms to hiring yet.

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.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on July 7, 2005.

Policies vary at area clubs

Two events, one issue

Acts of commission
Gentlemen can make lots of agreements. That doesn't necessarily make them gentlemen's agreements.

Two events, one issue
Billed as "The Long Walk to Justice," nine Live 8 concerts rocked arenas around the world this past weekend to persuade the Group of Eight - the leaders of the world's leading developed nations - to double aid, cancel debt and deliver trade justice to Africa.

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.

Two events, one issue
Billed as "The Long Walk to Justice," nine Live 8 concerts rocked arenas around the world this past weekend to persuade the Group of Eight - the leaders of the world's leading developed nations - to double aid, cancel debt and deliver trade justice to Africa.

Free press under assault

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.

Acts of commission
Gentlemen can make lots of agreements. That doesn't necessarily make them gentlemen's agreements.

Acts of commission

Title revives Batman franchise
Thanks to some horrible films and equally bad games, things looked pretty bleak for Batman.

Club Calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

The liquid life: The Highlander British Pub
The Highlander British Pub, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta.

The liquid life: The Highlander British Pub
The Highlander British Pub, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta.

Horsing around
Past the asphalt of the city, inside fenced acres, green pastures and woods, well-worn trails stand ready for shoed feet - the equine kind.

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.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Club Calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augusta chronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

'Hilton Head Island's many beaches provide setting for summer activities
As long as there has been sand and sea, man has made midsummer migrations to the beach.

'Hilton Head Island's many beaches provide setting for summer activities
As long as there has been sand and sea, man has made midsummer migrations to the beach.

Children prepare for Prague festival
Elizabeth Harris doesn't speak Czech, but every day for the past few weeks the 13-year-old has been trying to perfect singing a number of songs in the language in preparation for the 2005 Prague Children's Music Festival.

Horsing around
Past the asphalt of the city, inside fenced acres, green pastures and woods, well-worn trails stand ready for shoed feet - the equine kind.

Open tab
Ready for a night out? Here's a roundup of entertainment and drink specials at Augusta- and Aiken-area bars and bistros:

Title revives Batman franchise
Thanks to some horrible films and equally bad games, things looked pretty bleak for Batman.

Open tab
Ready for a night out? Here's a roundup of entertainment and drink specials at Augusta- and Aiken-area bars and bistros:

Hot ticket: GWAR
GWAR, Performance part of the Sounds of the Underground Tour.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Children prepare for Prague festival
Elizabeth Harris doesn't speak Czech, but every day for the past few weeks the 13-year-old has been trying to perfect singing a number of songs in the language in preparation for the 2005 Prague Children's Music Festival.

Grubbin': Coffee Break Cafe
Coffee Break Cafe, 753 Broad Street.

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

Grubbin': Coffee Break Cafe
Coffee Break Cafe, 753 Broad Street.

Grubbin': Coffee Break Cafe

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.

Recipe for dolmades wrap snadwich

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 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
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

Course is short hitter's delight
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Behind the iron gates and 8-foot hedges along Presidents Street that are there to keep the rest of the world on the other side is not simply one of Savannah's most elite private clubs.

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

Suspicious box in Augusta bus terminal was empty
Hours after explosions rocked London's subway and bus systems, Augusta's public transit system had a scare over a suspicious item left in it s transfer hub, officials said this afternoon.

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.

Store robbery suspects arrested
A reporter for an Augusta radio station played crime-solver early today, authorities said.

US official: At least 40 dead in London
WASHINGTON - At least 40 people have been killed in the explosions in London, a U.S. law enforcement official said Thursday.

Dems have eroded our military might

Copenhaver can succeed as mayor
I would like to inform you of Deke Copenhaver running for mayor of Augusta. He is a fine gentleman whom I have great respect for, and I think he can change this city.Robert Watts, Martinez

Vote out rotten commissioners
In the past few weeks, the public has seen a flurry of information concerning Augusta commissioners' planned trip to Hawaii; the lack of passage of the initiatives; nondecisions on the fire chief; and a conference in Savannah.Richard Stuhler, Augusta

Copenhaver can succeed as mayor
I would like to inform you of Deke Copenhaver running for mayor of Augusta. He is a fine gentleman whom I have great respect for, and I think he can change this city.Robert Watts, Martinez

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

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

Like it or not, we fund the ACLU
John Adams said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." He knew liberty could be used for destructive purposes.Mike Fulford, Evans

Copenhaver can succeed as mayor

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

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

Studies: Too much TV may inhibit learning

Peachy

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

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.

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

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.

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.

County's old jail is 'new' again

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The man killed in a July Fourth explosion in Goose Creek was Lester Hamblin, 30, of Moncks Corner, Berkeley County officials said.

US official: At least 40 dead in London

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

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.

Across Georgia
ARCADE - The explosion at an oil recycling business that killed an employee was caused when a mixture of oil and either gasoline or diesel fuel ignited, the state's fire commissioner said.

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.

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.

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.

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

Eminent domain case lifts measure

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.

Hopefuls gather for SRS talks

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 Georgia

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

Athens panel passes wider ban on smoking
ATHENS, Ga. - Bar and restaurant patrons must now stub out their cigarettes in Athens, even after 11 p.m.

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

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 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.

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.

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

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."

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

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.

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.

Kid of the Day
Traeon Jaleek Perry is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Violence leads to labeling of school
BACKGROUND: Murphey Middle School has failed to make adequate yearly progress since No Child Left Behind began in 2002.

Kid of the Day

Across the area
Police have issued warrants for the arrest of a teenager in the assault of an Augusta man with a baseball bat Tuesday.

Across the area

Police plan to wait on interview of substitute

News you can use

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The man killed in a July Fourth explosion in Goose Creek was Lester Hamblin, 30, of Moncks Corner, Berkeley County officials said.

Regulators will debate power rules

Across Georgia
ARCADE - The explosion at an oil recycling business that killed an employee was caused when a mixture of oil and either gasoline or diesel fuel ignited, the state's fire commissioner said.

Across South Carolina

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.

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

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

Regulators will debate power rules
ATLANTA - State regulators will decide whether burning Savannah's trash should be considered "green" enough to ask customers to voluntarily pay more on their monthly electric bills.

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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.

Mother faces cruelty charge

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.

Hopefuls gather for SRS talks
The buzz outside an Aiken Technical College auditorium Wednesday was all about the future of Savannah River Site and which company, or companies, would run it after 2006.

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.

Finishing touches put on courthouse
Before, its courtroom had a pea green wall, and window frames and doors needed to be replaced.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

False alarm rule is sought
Augusta's Downtown Advisory Panel agreed Wednesday on a proposed ordinance to crack down on false fire and security alarms in the downtown area, specifically the Richmond Summit apartments.

Kid of the Day

Violence leads to labeling of school
BACKGROUND: Murphey Middle School has failed to make adequate yearly progress since No Child Left Behind began in 2002.

Dean, faculty fight over college woes

11 drug suspects arrested

Arguments about new law continue

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.

Police look for 2-year-old girl

Rants and Raves
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Report hails wreck response

Across the Southeast

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

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

False alarm rule is sought
Augusta's Downtown Advisory Panel agreed Wednesday on a proposed ordinance to crack down on false fire and security alarms in the downtown area, specifically the Richmond Summit apartments.

Murphey Middle School called 'persistently dangerous'

Hopefuls gather for SRS talks
The buzz outside an Aiken Technical College auditorium Wednesday was all about the future of Savannah River Site and which company, or companies, would run it after 2006.

Across the area

Finishing touches put on courthouse
Before, its courtroom had a pea green wall, and window frames and doors needed to be replaced.

Eminent domain case lifts measure
ATLANTA - When a freshman senator walked into state Sen. Tommie Williams' office with a bill on government seizure of land, the future majority leader told his junior colleague words that might turn out to be prophetic.

Regulators will debate power rules
ATLANTA - State regulators will decide whether burning Savannah's trash should be considered "green" enough to ask customers to voluntarily pay more on their monthly electric bills.

County's old jail is 'new' again
LEXINGTON, Ga. - Several area counties have spent millions of dollars building new jails in recent years, but in Oglethorpe County officials are taking a different approach. Their "new" jail is on the National Register of Historic Places.

County's old jail is 'new' again
LEXINGTON, Ga. - Several area counties have spent millions of dollars building new jails in recent years, but in Oglethorpe County officials are taking a different approach. Their "new" jail is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Exhibit tells of little-known battle

Suspicious box in Augusta bus terminal was empty
Hours after explosions rocked London's subway and bus systems, Augusta's public transit system had a scare over a suspicious item left in it s transfer hub, officials said this afternoon.

Funds spent on businesses low

US official: At least 40 dead in London
WASHINGTON - At least 40 people have been killed in the explosions in London, a U.S. law enforcement official said Thursday.

News you can use

Eminent domain case lifts measure
ATLANTA - When a freshman senator walked into state Sen. Tommie Williams' office with a bill on government seizure of land, the future majority leader told his junior colleague words that might turn out to be prophetic.

Migraine treatments add wrinkle to Botox

Kid of the Day
Traeon Jaleek Perry is today's Kid of the Day.

Across Georgia

Across the area
Police have issued warrants for the arrest of a teenager in the assault of an Augusta man with a baseball bat Tuesday.

Reports of burn injuries increase

Violence leads to labeling of school

Panel fails to fill 9th District seat

Finishing touches put on courthouse

False alarm rule is sought

Suspicious box in Augusta bus terminal was empty

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.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

New on DVD
Here is the latest batch of DVDs to be released:

New home-video releases
Selected home-video releases:

'Dear Frankie' is quiet, character-driven film

Star power can't save film hobbled by endless emotional turmoil
Prozac Nation, the film adaptation of Elizabeth Wurtzel's acclaimed memoir, is painful, but probably not for the reasons the filmmakers intended.

Actor suits up, sweats it out to play The Thing

New home-video releases

Star power can't save film hobbled by endless emotional turmoil

New home-video releases
Selected home-video releases:

Mini reviews

Actor suits up, sweats it out to play The Thing
NEW YORK - The Boston Red Sox have been known to drive their fans crazy. For longtime, wicked-diehard Michael Chiklis, they helped keep him sane.

Review: 'Dark Water'
Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the faucet comes "Dark Water," a thriller brave enough to tackle a subject that plagues every New Yorker at some time or another: bad plumbing.

Review: 'Dark Water'

Actor suits up, sweats it out to play The Thing
NEW YORK - The Boston Red Sox have been known to drive their fans crazy. For longtime, wicked-diehard Michael Chiklis, they helped keep him sane.

'War of the Worlds' tops box office

'Dear Frankie' is quiet, character-driven film
Dear Frankie is a small, surprising film that reminds us that great movies are always about character.

'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.

Star power can't save film hobbled by endless emotional turmoil
Prozac Nation, the film adaptation of Elizabeth Wurtzel's acclaimed memoir, is painful, but probably not for the reasons the filmmakers intended.

'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.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

Review: 'Dark Water'
Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the faucet comes "Dark Water," a thriller brave enough to tackle a subject that plagues every New Yorker at some time or another: bad plumbing.

'Dear Frankie' is quiet, character-driven film
Dear Frankie is a small, surprising film that reminds us that great movies are always about character.

Sonic Spotlight

Concert calendar
KEITH SWEAT: Friday, July 29, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.

Rejects rock out to avoid sophomore slump

Sonic Spotlight
The Sonic Spotlight is on Paul Eubanks, 25, of Augusta.

Rejects rock out to avoid sophomore slump
Oklahoma act The All-American Reject's sophomore release, Move Along, is something of a high-wire act, a carefully constructed balance of pristine power pop and Camaro-ready riff rock that, when it succeeds, is an invigorating summer blast of guitars and gusto.

Concert calendar
KEITH SWEAT: Friday, July 29, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.

Concert calendar

Rejects rock out to avoid sophomore slump
Oklahoma act The All-American Reject's sophomore release, Move Along, is something of a high-wire act, a carefully constructed balance of pristine power pop and Camaro-ready riff rock that, when it succeeds, is an invigorating summer blast of guitars and gusto.

Sonic Spotlight
The Sonic Spotlight is on Paul Eubanks, 25, of Augusta.

NASCAR: Getting the lead out

Racing Newsmaker: Adrian Fernandez
Former Indy-car driver Adrian Fernandez made his stock-car debut earlier this year in the Busch Series race at Mexico City. This weekend, he will make his oval-track debut in a stock car at the Chicagoland Speedway.

Kenseth hopes his struggles are over
JOLIET, Ill. - Matt Kenseth knows it will take a lot more than a couple of top-10 finishes to get back into the race for the Chase for the Nextel Cup.

Kenseth hopes his struggles are over
JOLIET, Ill. - Matt Kenseth knows it will take a lot more than a couple of top-10 finishes to get back into the race for the Chase for the Nextel Cup.

Kenseth hopes his struggles are over

Racing Newsmaker: Adrian Fernandez
Former Indy-car driver Adrian Fernandez made his stock-car debut earlier this year in the Busch Series race at Mexico City. This weekend, he will make his oval-track debut in a stock car at the Chicagoland Speedway.

Racing Newsmaker: Adrian Fernandez

NASCAR: Getting the lead out
JOLIET, Ill. - Kyle Petty believes whether NASCAR is moving fast enough to unleaded fuel depends on which side of the tree line you're on.

NASCAR: Getting the lead out
JOLIET, Ill. - Kyle Petty believes whether NASCAR is moving fast enough to unleaded fuel depends on which side of the tree line you're on.

Mr. Larry Ways    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. William A. Plankey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Landon Kain Deloach    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Russell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan B. Sayer    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Beauford    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Ulysses Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby Stone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lawrence McKinney    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Joan B. Sayer    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Ways    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Daisy B. Wilson    (APPLING, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Phinizy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Beauford    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Anne Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Stone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer    (THOMSON , Ga.)

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

Mr. Quinnie Meadows    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Yong Ok Curry    (DULUTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Yong Ok Curry    (DULUTH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ernestine Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer    (THOMSON , Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Phinizy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Pierce L. Sullivan    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence McKinney    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Bargeron    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer    (THOMSON , Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Henley, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel S. Clayton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Quinnie Meadows    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Louise Jackson    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Lee Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Lee Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Harrington    (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)

Mr. Anthony Henley, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

SKC/SW Douglas O. Edge    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Harrington    (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)

Mrs. Hazel S. Clayton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SKC/SW Douglas O. Edge    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bargeron    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Landon Kain Deloach    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William Beauford    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Hamilton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Daisy B. Wilson    (APPLING, Ga.)

Ms. Daisy B. Wilson    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred B. Williamson    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Ulysses Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Russell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Rev. Henry Phinizy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Henley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer    (THOMSON , Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Edge    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Douglas Edge    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Louise Jackson    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Coxville    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Henley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Anne Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Elsie Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Coxville    (GIBSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Paul Field    ( EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Pierce L. Sullivan    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Person    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan B. Sayer    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Forest Pinkston    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. William A. Plankey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan B. Sayer    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Forest Pinkston    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Phinizy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred B. Williamson    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Person    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William Beauford    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Paul Field    ( EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Hamilton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Elsie Norman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ernestine Myers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Charles Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Pierce L. Sullivan (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Fred B. Williamson (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lucy Hamilton (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Russell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Stone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Yong Ok Curry (DULUTH, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Henley, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Edna Lee Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel S. Clayton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Paul Field ( EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Coxville (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Quinnie Meadows (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Bush (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Landon Kain Deloach (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Douglas Edge (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Harrington (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer (THOMSON , Ga.)

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

Mr. William A. Plankey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ulysses Scott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Person (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Beauford (DUBLIN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Forest Pinkston (SPARTA, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Phinizy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. William Beauford (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Phinizy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer (THOMSON , Ga.)

SKC/SW Douglas O. Edge (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Henley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bargeron (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence McKinney (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Ms. Anne Coleman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Stratford swims to slim win

Yes, she drives like a girl

Club earns surprise tourney bid

Overtime

Area Announcements

Stratford swims to slim win
One point. That was the difference between first and second place Wednesday at the CSRA Swim League Division 4 Championship meet.

Club earns surprise tourney bid
When Forrest Wimberly opened his e-mail that Tuesday morning, he felt like he'd won the lottery.

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

Club earns surprise tourney bid
When Forrest Wimberly opened his e-mail that Tuesday morning, he felt like he'd won the lottery.

Area Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Stratford swims to slim win
One point. That was the difference between first and second place Wednesday at the CSRA Swim League Division 4 Championship meet.

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.

Area Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

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.

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

Overtime
In Alameda, Calif., Tim Brown will end his prolific NFL career with the Oakland Raiders.

World-famous Sally Rand brought 'naked truth' to Augusta

World-famous Sally Rand brought 'naked truth' to Augusta
Long before there was nudity on TV or DVDs, Sally Rand gained world fame for her seemingly naked dances in which she strategically concealed her anatomy with large ostrich feathers and a huge transparent bubble (actually a balloon).

World-famous Sally Rand brought 'naked truth' to Augusta
Long before there was nudity on TV or DVDs, Sally Rand gained world fame for her seemingly naked dances in which she strategically concealed her anatomy with large ostrich feathers and a huge transparent bubble (actually a balloon).

Neighborhood straddles line
Living in a neighborhood divided between two counties has its share of complications, said Fran Stewart, the president of Brookfield Neighborhood Association.

Capping the season
Augusta Recreation and Parks Department's T-Ball League season came to an end June 30 with a game between the Mets and the Pirates.

Recreation calendar
FORT DISCOVERY: hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Farmers market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Red terrors
The West Augusta Red Sox are champions of the 11- and 12-year-old division of the Augusta-Richmond County Recreation Department's summer baseball leagues. Team members are (back row, from left) coach Hank Rowland, Trexel Bolick, Clay Blalock, Henry Clayton Rowland, Carson Simmons, Jonathan McCormack, Tyler Garrett, Coach Jim Smith, coach Trey Few, (front row, from left) Collin Oliver, Jake Wood, Will Few, Raymond Waters, Chad Bragg and Derrick Brown.

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information.

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information.

MCG opens new center
A grand opening was held June 22 for the Medical College of Georgia Cardiovascular Center. The center features 12 patient rooms and six diagnostic areas. Guests took part in a buffet reception and tours of the office. Shown at the opening are Dr. Guy Reed (from left), Dr. Kevin Landolfo, Don Snell, Pat Sodomka and Dr. David Stern.

Milestones
Tiffany Johnson, of Augusta, daughter of Tony and Patricia Johnson, has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Scholarships for Military Children Program.

Reunions
ACADEMY OF RICHMOND COUNTY 1980: Seeking classmates for a 25-year reunion Saturday, July 23; contact Jane Garrison Bailey, 736-3936 or JEGBailey@aol.com.

MCG opens new center
A grand opening was held June 22 for the Medical College of Georgia Cardiovascular Center. The center features 12 patient rooms and six diagnostic areas. Guests took part in a buffet reception and tours of the office. Shown at the opening are Dr. Guy Reed (from left), Dr. Kevin Landolfo, Don Snell, Pat Sodomka and Dr. David Stern.

Red terrors
The West Augusta Red Sox are champions of the 11- and 12-year-old division of the Augusta-Richmond County Recreation Department's summer baseball leagues. Team members are (back row, from left) coach Hank Rowland, Trexel Bolick, Clay Blalock, Henry Clayton Rowland, Carson Simmons, Jonathan McCormack, Tyler Garrett, Coach Jim Smith, coach Trey Few, (front row, from left) Collin Oliver, Jake Wood, Will Few, Raymond Waters, Chad Bragg and Derrick Brown.

Calendar
AN EVENING OF TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC: 8 tonight; The Clubhouse, 2567 Washington Road; featuring Glen Road; $12.50 advance, $14 day of show; 774-1026 or 267-5416

Calendar
AN EVENING OF TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC: 8 tonight; The Clubhouse, 2567 Washington Road; featuring Glen Road; $12.50 advance, $14 day of show; 774-1026 or 267-5416

Library events
Here are events for area libraries.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Farmers market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Neighborhood straddles line
Living in a neighborhood divided between two counties has its share of complications, said Fran Stewart, the president of Brookfield Neighborhood Association.

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

Anniversaries
John and Carrie Bowdre, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 5 with a dinner reception at the home of their granddaughter. The reception was given by their children, Phyllis, B'Otis, Lorenzo, Michael, and Reuben; and grandchildren Stacey, Miranda, Brandi, Mareo, Michael Jr., Danielle and Marcus.

Recycling locations
To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

Milestones
Tiffany Johnson, of Augusta, daughter of Tony and Patricia Johnson, has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Scholarships for Military Children Program.

Pet of the week
Cherokee, an 11-month-old female Siberian husky, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 279-6274 or (803) 640-2068.

QuietSTORM finds opportunity to play
Music is in Michael King's blood. He grew up singing with his mother, Kay King.

Child-care program extended
Augusta-Richmond County Community Partnership for Children and Families Inc. will be able to continue its perinatal health care program because of a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Recycling locations
To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

Store offers exotic merchandise
When Robert Steudle was stationed overseas while in the Army, he noticed that for every gift he sent home to the States, he got two or three requests for more.

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

Bike show raises money for injured riders
A children's play area, bikini-clad women and a variety of motorcycles will be in the parking lot behind Piccadilly on Washington Road on Sunday - all for a good cause.

Reunions
ACADEMY OF RICHMOND COUNTY 1980: Seeking classmates for a 25-year reunion Saturday, July 23; contact Jane Garrison Bailey, 736-3936 or JEGBailey@aol.com.

Capping the season
Augusta Recreation and Parks Department's T-Ball League season came to an end June 30 with a game between the Mets and the Pirates.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Around the block
Dynamite Downtown will be held at 7 tonight at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. The event will feature a screening of Napoleon Dynamite. Free tickets are available at Metro A Coffeehouse, PJ's Coffee, Nacho Mama's and R. Gabriel's.

Store offers exotic merchandise
When Robert Steudle was stationed overseas while in the Army, he noticed that for every gift he sent home to the States, he got two or three requests for more.

QuietSTORM finds opportunity to play
Music is in Michael King's blood. He grew up singing with his mother, Kay King.

Around the block
Dynamite Downtown will be held at 7 tonight at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. The event will feature a screening of Napoleon Dynamite. Free tickets are available at Metro A Coffeehouse, PJ's Coffee, Nacho Mama's and R. Gabriel's.

Recycling locations

Neighborhood straddles line

QuietSTORM finds opportunity to play

Red terrors

Farmers market

Milestones

Around the block

Reunions

MCG opens new center

Meetings

For the record

Restaurant ratings

Store offers exotic merchandise

Calendar

Capping the season

Despite changes, Masters still a fair test

Film dream sequences can reveal creativity

Brokaw, Woodward talk about "The Secret Man"
NEW YORK - In one small way, Bob Woodward was a mentor to Tom Brokaw.

Brokaw, Woodward talk about "The Secret Man"

Brokaw, Woodward talk about "The Secret Man"
NEW YORK - In one small way, Bob Woodward was a mentor to Tom Brokaw.

People in the News

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The liquid life: The Highlander British Pub

'Hilton Head Island's many beaches provide setting for summer activities

Title revives Batman franchise

Applause calendar

Horsing around

Children prepare for Prague festival

Club Calendar

Film dream sequences can reveal creativity
What makes movies miraculous is their ability to transport and transform, to make real the images and ideas that we carry with us. Be it a galaxy far, far away or the mysterious mansion on the hill, the scenes and settings of cinema are limited only by the imagination.

Film dream sequences can reveal creativity
What makes movies miraculous is their ability to transport and transform, to make real the images and ideas that we carry with us. Be it a galaxy far, far away or the mysterious mansion on the hill, the scenes and settings of cinema are limited only by the imagination.

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.

FFA chapter recognized

Statue will honor city's founder

Riverfront roadwork discussed

Going native

Upcoming events

Biblical story is presented as musical at church camp

Around the block

Mother speaks out in support of wearing seat belts

Recreation calendar

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