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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Passing on the tradition

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
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'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.

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.

Francoeur adds to Atlanta's fresh faces

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.

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.

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.

A stronger dollar often troubling for earnings

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

Oil prices briefly rise above $60 a barrel

Media honchos converge for annual retreat

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.

Buick extends warranty on entire lineup

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.

Gunshot recognition system aims to counter crime

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

G-8 countries trying to reach compromises

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.

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.

Many all-natural farmers count on trust

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
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.

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.

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

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

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

Free press under assault

Acts of commission

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

'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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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

Avocado gazpacho can turn into a main course dish

Recipe for dolmades wrap snadwich

Grubbin': Coffee Break Cafe

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Dems have eroded our military might

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

11 drug suspects arrested

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.

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.

Finishing touches put on courthouse

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.

Suspicious box in Augusta bus terminal was empty

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.

Kid of the Day

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

Across Georgia

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.

News you can use

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

Murphey Middle School called 'persistently dangerous'

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.

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.

Report hails wreck response

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Violence leads to labeling of school

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.

False alarm rule is sought

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.

Eminent domain case lifts measure

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.

US official: At least 40 dead in London

Across the area

Across the area

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.

Hopefuls gather for SRS talks

Exhibit tells of little-known battle

News you can use

Reports of burn injuries increase

County's old jail is 'new' again

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.

Regulators will debate power rules

Across the Southeast

Across South Carolina

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

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.

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.

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

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

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
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.

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."

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Mother faces cruelty charge

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.

Police plan to wait on interview of substitute

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.

Panel fails to fill 9th District seat

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.

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

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.

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

Funds spent on businesses low

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

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.

Police look for 2-year-old girl

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

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."

Arguments about new law continue

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.

Migraine treatments add wrinkle to Botox

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

Across Georgia

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.

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 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.

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

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.

New home-video releases
Selected home-video releases:

'Dear Frankie' is quiet, character-driven film

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

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

New home-video releases
Selected home-video releases:

Review: 'Dark Water'

New home-video releases

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.

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 YORK - The Boston Red Sox have been known to drive their fans crazy. For longtime, wicked-diehard Michael Chiklis, they helped keep him sane.

Actor suits up, sweats it out to play The Thing

'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.

Mini reviews

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.

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

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.

Sonic Spotlight

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

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

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.

Rejects rock out to avoid sophomore slump

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

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

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.

Racing Newsmaker: Adrian Fernandez

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

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.

Mrs. Frances Coxville    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Harrington    (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)

Mrs. Yong Ok Curry    (DULUTH, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Lee Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Henley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer    (THOMSON , Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Quinnie Meadows    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Russell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Forest Pinkston    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Paul Field    ( EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Thomas Person    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Yong Ok Curry    (DULUTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Paul Field    ( EVANS, Ga.)

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

Rev. Henry Phinizy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Anne Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer    (THOMSON , Ga.)

Mr. William Beauford    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ulysses Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Phinizy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Quinnie Meadows    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Douglas Edge    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Stone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Lee Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Joan B. Sayer    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Louise Jackson    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

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

Mr. Anthony Henley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Daisy B. Wilson    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Edge    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Hamilton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Harrington    (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)

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

Mrs. Lucy Hamilton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Elsie Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Stone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Beauford    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan B. Sayer    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Beauford    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Bargeron    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. William Beauford    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Louise Jackson    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Landon Kain Deloach    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer    (THOMSON , Ga.)

Rev. Henry Phinizy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Forest Pinkston    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Coxville    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan B. Sayer    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Ways    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Person    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Daisy B. Wilson    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer    (THOMSON , Ga.)

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Daisy B. Wilson    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Larry Ways    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ulysses Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan B. Sayer    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Anne Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Russell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bargeron    (PERKINS, Ga.)

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

Rev. Henry Phinizy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Landon Kain Deloach    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. Henry Phinizy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Edge (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie Norman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ernestine Myers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ulysses Scott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Charles Paul Field ( EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Bush (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Lucy Hamilton (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Quinnie Meadows (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Henley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Landon Kain Deloach (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Frances Coxville (GIBSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer (THOMSON , Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Bargeron (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Russell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Barbara Harrington (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)

Mrs. Yong Ok Curry (DULUTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer (THOMSON , Ga.)

Mr. William Beauford (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Person (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Anne Coleman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Beauford (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Forest Pinkston (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Lee Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Phinizy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby Stone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Area Announcements

Stratford swims to slim win

Overtime

Yes, she drives like a girl

Club earns surprise tourney bid

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

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.

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.

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).

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):

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

MCG opens new center

Around the block

Reunions

Store offers exotic merchandise

For the record

Recycling locations

QuietSTORM finds opportunity to play

Capping the season

Calendar

Farmers market

Red terrors

Neighborhood straddles line

Meetings

Milestones

Despite changes, Masters still a fair test

Film dream sequences can reveal creativity

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.

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

Horsing around

Children prepare for Prague festival

Applause calendar

Club Calendar

Open tab

People in the News

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

The liquid life: The Highlander British Pub

Title revives Batman franchise

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.

Recreation calendar

FFA chapter recognized

Biblical story is presented as musical at church camp

Going native

Statue will honor city's founder

Riverfront roadwork discussed

Mother speaks out in support of wearing seat belts

Around the block

Upcoming events