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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.

Vacations are extra special with added historic value

Rookie glad for call, hazing and all
ATLANTA - Even the most lauded of rookies apparently cannot escape veteran hazing.

Good times rolling as Braves sweep Cubs
ATLANTA - With all apologies to The Who, the kids are more than all right.

Rookie glad for call, hazing and all
ATLANTA - Even the most lauded of rookies apparently cannot escape veteran hazing.

Good times rolling as Braves sweep Cubs
ATLANTA - With all apologies to The Who, the kids are more than all right.

Francoeur adds to Atlanta's fresh faces

Rookie glad for call, hazing and all

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.

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.

Good times rolling as Braves sweep Cubs

Rough year so far for convertibles
NEW YORK - They haven't drawn any envious stares lately, but some experts are convinced convertibles are poised for a comeback.

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.

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.

U.S. high-speed Internet use up 34 percent in 2004
WASHINGTON - High-speed Internet use by U.S. businesses and households rose 34 percent in 2004 to 37.9 million lines, the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday.

Jobless claims rise
WASHINGTON - The number of new people signing up for unemployment benefits rose last week mostly reflecting layoffs related to temporary shutdowns at auto plants as well as school closings.

Study: Malpractice rates, not payouts, rising
HARTFORD, Conn. - The rates insurers charge physicians for medical malpractice coverage rose dramatically over the past five years, but the amount insurers paid out in claims did not, according to a study from a consumer advocacy group.

Jobless claims rise
WASHINGTON - The number of new people signing up for unemployment benefits rose last week mostly reflecting layoffs related to temporary shutdowns at auto plants as well as school closings.

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.

Economy will not be well without hospital
If St. Joseph Hospital shuts down, then the local economy is out nearly $70 million.

Economy will not be well without hospital
If St. Joseph Hospital shuts down, then the local economy is out nearly $70 million.

Rough year so far for convertibles
NEW YORK - They haven't drawn any envious stares lately, but some experts are convinced convertibles are poised for a comeback.

U.S. high-speed Internet use up 34 percent in 2004
WASHINGTON - High-speed Internet use by U.S. businesses and households rose 34 percent in 2004 to 37.9 million lines, the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday.

Many all-natural farmers count on trust

Activity in non-manufacturing sector rose in June

Media honchos converge for annual retreat

G-8 countries trying to reach compromises

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.

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.

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.

Jobless claims rise

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.

Rough year so far for convertibles

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.

U.S. high-speed Internet use up 34 percent in 2004

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.

Economy will not be well without hospital

Study: Malpractice rates, not payouts, rising

Study: Malpractice rates, not payouts, rising
HARTFORD, Conn. - The rates insurers charge physicians for medical malpractice coverage rose dramatically over the past five years, but the amount insurers paid out in claims did not, according to a study from a consumer advocacy group.

Editorail cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on July 8, 2005.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on July 7, 2005.

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.

Will they step up?
It took Sept. 11, 2001, for the United States to wake up to the threat of world terrorism - and to actually do something about it.

Quality time
It is but 45 words. It is unambiguous. And it may be the most important document in mankind's dubious history.

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

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.

Will they step up?
It took Sept. 11, 2001, for the United States to wake up to the threat of world terrorism - and to actually do something about it.

Acts of commission

Two events, one issue

Will they step up?

Zsa Zsa Gabor suffers apparent stroke
LOS ANGELES - Zsa Zsa Gabor suffered an apparent stroke at her Bel-Air home and underwent emergency surgery to clear a blocked artery.

Best Sellers-Video
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:

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

Mistrial declared in Notorious B.I.G. wrongful death lawsuit
LOS ANGELES - A mistrial in the Notorious B.I.G. wrongful death case means the rap star's family won't get immediate answers about his slaying, but they can file a new lawsuit seeking to link his unsolved 1997 killing to a Los Angeles Police Department corruption scandal.

TV is out of tune with Live 8 coverage
Although its goal was to change the way the world looked at poverty, the Live 8 concerts, beamed live from venues in England, the United States, France, Germany, Russia, South Africa, Canada, Italy and Japan, could well have changed the way the world looks at live-event coverage.

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.

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.

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

'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.

Mistrial declared in Notorious B.I.G. wrongful death lawsuit
LOS ANGELES - A mistrial in the Notorious B.I.G. wrongful death case means the rap star's family won't get immediate answers about his slaying, but they can file a new lawsuit seeking to link his unsolved 1997 killing to a Los Angeles Police Department corruption scandal.

'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.

Former 'Idol' contestant won't be charged in food fight
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Former "American Idol" contestant Corey Clark will not face criminal charges for a hotel food fight that got out of control.

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.

Best Sellers-Video
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:

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.

TV is out of tune with Live 8 coverage
Although its goal was to change the way the world looked at poverty, the Live 8 concerts, beamed live from venues in England, the United States, France, Germany, Russia, South Africa, Canada, Italy and Japan, could well have changed the way the world looks at live-event coverage.

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

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

Applause calendar
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Tournaments

Thurmond bass are back

Thurmond bass are back
It wasn't that long ago when Thurmond Lake anglers were complaining about the sparse catches of largemouth bass, but Saturday's Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League tournament proved the lake's fishery is alive and well.

Thurmond bass are back
It wasn't that long ago when Thurmond Lake anglers were complaining about the sparse catches of largemouth bass, but Saturday's Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League tournament proved the lake's fishery is alive and well.

Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Grubbin': Coffee Break Cafe

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

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

Standing water can breed bugs
Augusta landscapes, for the most part, are benefitting from the recent rains, but those showers also help unwanted guests: mosquitoes.

Standing water can breed bugs

Roses: Make 'em last
Rose bushes, especially hybrid teas, are not the prettiest of plants but the flowers sure do look pretty in vases. A few tricks can prolong the indoor show.

Standing water can breed bugs
Augusta landscapes, for the most part, are benefitting from the recent rains, but those showers also help unwanted guests: mosquitoes.

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.

Alternate leading at Ga. Amateur
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Three days ago, Toby Browne Jr. was hoping to get into the Georgia Amateur Championship. With three days left in the tournament, everyone else there is hoping to catch him.

Vacations are extra special with added historic value
SAN ANTONIO - One of the secrets to good vacation planning is to figure out how to hit destination cities when they are celebrating a noteworthy or historic event.

Vacations are extra special with added historic value
SAN ANTONIO - One of the secrets to good vacation planning is to figure out how to hit destination cities when they are celebrating a noteworthy or historic event.

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

Department of Education releases yearly progress reports
Richmond and Columbia counties had the same number of school make adequate yearly progress this year as it did last year, according to results released by the Georgia Department of Education.

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.

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.

Sensationalism is ruining the media
If you're not an avid follower of current events, you may not be aware of a crisis that has infected the news media: the spread of sensationalism. Johnnie Norton, Wrens

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

Commissioners are clueless

Commissioners are clueless
Our great leaders cannot understand what all the fuss about the Hawaii trip is about? Just goes to prove what everyone suffering under their idiotic rule already knows: They are clueless.James Wells, Augusta

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

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

Commissioners are clueless
Our great leaders cannot understand what all the fuss about the Hawaii trip is about? Just goes to prove what everyone suffering under their idiotic rule already knows: They are clueless.James Wells, Augusta

Copenhaver can succeed as mayor

Help stimulate kids' interest in good deeds

The new Bronze age

Va. teachers incorporate Potter books in remedial science

Non-medical services keep more seniors in their homes

Start Something gives tools to make difference

Va. teachers incorporate Potter books in remedial science
NORFOLK, Va. - When the students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry fly off on broomsticks, most Harry Potter fans think "magic." Charlene Haviland thinks "aerodynamics."

Start Something gives tools to make difference
NEW YORK - Without all those math problems to solve and vocabulary words to remember, the summer respite from school gives children the opportunity to think big.

Help stimulate kids' interest in good deeds
NEW YORK - Children probably are more willing to do good deeds than you think.

Va. teachers incorporate Potter books in remedial science
NORFOLK, Va. - When the students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry fly off on broomsticks, most Harry Potter fans think "magic." Charlene Haviland thinks "aerodynamics."

Non-medical services keep more seniors in their homes
NEW YORK - Like many of today's seniors, Catherine Lewis wants to stay in her own home as long as possible. But a fall several years ago almost ended that dream.

Non-medical services keep more seniors in their homes
NEW YORK - Like many of today's seniors, Catherine Lewis wants to stay in her own home as long as possible. But a fall several years ago almost ended that dream.

The new Bronze age
You've given up worshipping at the altar of the sun.

Start Something gives tools to make difference
NEW YORK - Without all those math problems to solve and vocabulary words to remember, the summer respite from school gives children the opportunity to think big.

Help stimulate kids' interest in good deeds
NEW YORK - Children probably are more willing to do good deeds than you think.

The new Bronze age
You've given up worshipping at the altar of the sun.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Regulators will debate power rules

Eminent domain case lifts measure

Across the area
Columbia County authorities say they hope to soon present a case to the district attorney's office against a Columbia County substitute teacher accused of child molestation.

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - It didn't take long for deputies to realize they had the right man in a Wednesday bank robbery. The black dress with red flowers, red straw hat and little black mustache gave him away.

Owners of property are sought
A week after Richmond County sheriff's deputies uncovered thousands of dollars' worth of building supplies and appliances at a mobile home off Milledgeville Road, they're still trying to get the stolen items back to their owners.

Across Georgia
TIFTON - Officials believe the same three armed robbers are responsible for a series of holdups in Georgia and Florida in the past two months, and they might be working along interstate highways into other states.

Violence leads to labeling of school

Residents weigh in on connector
Apparently, opinions about a connector road between Whiskey and Powderhouse roads are not in short supply.

Across the area

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.

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

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

Panel to decide growth
From the front porch of her Riverwood Plantation home, Frances Bagley looked out on her community from a wicker chair as a child coasted by on a scooter.

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.

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

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

Alleged crack compound raided
ATHENS, Ga. - An alleged crack cocaine manufacturing and distribution operation was dismantled Wednesday morning when a drug task force raided a residence and adjacent auto repair shop that police say acted as a front for the illegal business.

Reporter helps nab suspect
An Augusta radio station reporter played police officer Thursday morning, helping Columbia County authorities nab an armed robbery suspect.

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.

Department of Education releases yearly progress reports
Richmond and Columbia counties had the same number of school make adequate yearly progress this year as it did last year, according to results released by the Georgia Department of Education.

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.

Local area escapes tropical storm
Richmond and Columbia county residents needed sunglasses but carried umbrellas just in case as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy passed through the region Thursday.

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.

Future doctors get started with camp
Rather than swim trunks and inner tubes, summer camp means lab coats and test tubes for local students participating in the Student Educational Enrichment Program at the Medical College of Georgia.

False alarm rule is sought

Residents weigh in on connector
Apparently, opinions about a connector road between Whiskey and Powderhouse roads are not in short supply.

US official: At least 40 dead in London

Kid of the Day
Jordan Jermaine Blount is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina

School's label draws critics
Murphey Middle School is no more dangerous than any other school in Augusta, says Levi Fulmer, who attended the school last year.

News you can use

Augusta natives at heart of London attacks
Just the other day, as Keller Newman, 20, traveled beneath London on the city's subway system, she thought how scary it was that anyone could just enter the station without walking through metal detectors.

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 Georgia
TIFTON - Officials believe the same three armed robbers are responsible for a series of holdups in Georgia and Florida in the past two months, and they might be working along interstate highways into other states.

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 South Carolina
COLUMBIA - It didn't take long for deputies to realize they had the right man in a Wednesday bank robbery. The black dress with red flowers, red straw hat and little black mustache gave him away.

Future doctors get started with camp
Rather than swim trunks and inner tubes, summer camp means lab coats and test tubes for local students participating in the Student Educational Enrichment Program at the Medical College of Georgia.

News you can use

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.

Residents weigh in on connector

Local area escapes tropical storm
Richmond and Columbia county residents needed sunglasses but carried umbrellas just in case as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy passed through the region Thursday.

Local area escapes tropical storm

Kid of the Day
Jordan Jermaine Blount is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina

School's label draws critics
Murphey Middle School is no more dangerous than any other school in Augusta, says Levi Fulmer, who attended the school last year.

Across the area

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day

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.

School's label draws critics

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.

Reporter helps nab suspect

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.

Future doctors get started with camp

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.

Department of Education releases yearly progress reports

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

Augusta natives at heart of London attacks

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Across the area
Columbia County authorities say they hope to soon present a case to the district attorney's office against a Columbia County substitute teacher accused of child molestation.

Finishing touches put on courthouse

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

Suspicious box in Augusta bus terminal was empty

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

Kid of the Day

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.

Man cleared in slaying will return to teaching
A Swainsboro college professor will return to his job this August, college officials said Thursday, about a year after murder charges against him were dropped.

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.

Reporter helps nab suspect
An Augusta radio station reporter played police officer Thursday morning, helping Columbia County authorities nab an armed robbery suspect.

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.

Across Georgia

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.

County's old jail is 'new' again

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.

Hopefuls gather for SRS talks

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.

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

Augusta natives at heart of London attacks
Just the other day, as Keller Newman, 20, traveled beneath London on the city's subway system, she thought how scary it was that anyone could just enter the station without walking through metal detectors.

'Dear Frankie' is quiet, character-driven film

Review: 'Dark Water'

Q&A: Johnny Depp talks movies, fame, family
NASSAU, Bahamas - Once known as a Hollywood bad boy, Johnny Depp has grown into more of a suburban dad.

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.

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

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

Q&A: Johnny Depp talks movies, fame, family
NASSAU, Bahamas - Once known as a Hollywood bad boy, Johnny Depp has grown into more of a suburban dad.

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.

Capsule reviews of new films

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.

Mini reviews

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

Actor suits up, sweats it out to play The Thing

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.

Capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

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.

Capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

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.

Q&A: Johnny Depp talks movies, fame, family

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.

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

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

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

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
On R. Kelly's last album, "Happy People/U Saved Me," which was released after he was hit with child pornography charges, R. Kelly chose a family-friendly, spiritual vibe - praising the joys of God instead of his usual wild sexual shenanigans.

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

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

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

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

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

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

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
On R. Kelly's last album, "Happy People/U Saved Me," which was released after he was hit with child pornography charges, R. Kelly chose a family-friendly, spiritual vibe - praising the joys of God instead of his usual wild sexual shenanigans.

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.

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

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

NASCAR: Getting the lead out

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
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
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.

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.

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.

Mrs. Virginia Greene    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Harrison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer    (THOMSON , Ga.)

Rev. Allen I. Habersham    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Abroms, Sr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan B. Sayer    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Paul Field    ( EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Person    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Viola H. Kuehn    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Sammie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. D'Angela Gibbons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald G. Wallace    (CPA LARGO, FL.)

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

Miss YaKina Renee Drye    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elsie Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Heath    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Miss Ginny Wilhoit    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Carl Stone, Sr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Hills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Albena P. Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Hunt Green    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Person    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Patricia Niece    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Viola H. Kuehn    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Quinnie Meadows    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Hills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Greene    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Savannah Fisher    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Ms. Daisy B. Wilson    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. William Beauford    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Harrington    (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Quinnie Meadows    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Forest Pinkston    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel G. Morris    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Paul Field    ( EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Wade Murphy    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Quinnie Meadows    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Daisy B. Wilson    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Niece    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adele Whitfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Landon Kain Deloach    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William Trawick    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cindy H. Rogers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Duncan Randall    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Henry Pressley, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Forest Pinkston    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Hamilton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Paul Field    (EVANS, Ga.)

Landon Kain Deloach    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Phinizy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Beauford    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Harrison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wade Murphy    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Quinnie Meadows    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Hamilton    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Edna Lee Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Lee Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Harrington    (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Paul Field    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Pressley, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Bargeron    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Albena P. Price    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel G. Morris    (APPLING, Ga.)

Dr. Duncan Randall    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss YaKina Renee Drye    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Hunt Green    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Cindy H. Rogers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Carl Stone, Sr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Rev. Allen I. Habersham    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. William Trawick    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Heath    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald G. Wallace    (CPA LARGO, FL.)

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

Mrs. Savannah Fisher    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebekah Cumbie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adele Whitfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Ginny Wilhoit    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bargeron    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Sammie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Daisy B. Wilson    (APPLING, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Phinizy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Abroms, Sr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebekah Cumbie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer    (THOMSON , Ga.)

Mr. James E. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Joan B. Sayer    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer (THOMSON , Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Hamilton (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Quinnie Meadows (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hazel G. Morris (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Savannah Fisher (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bargeron (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Niece (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Beauford (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Sammie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Abroms, Sr. (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Heath (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie Norman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss YaKina Renee Drye (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Cindy H. Rogers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Perhonish Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Hunt Green (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Mattie Lenora Perrin (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Harrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Paul Field (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Viola H. Kuehn (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Carl Stone, Sr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Lee Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebekah Cumbie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Myers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Pressley, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Duncan Randall (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Ronald G. Wallace (CPA LARGO, FL.)

Mr. Quinnie Meadows (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Albena P. Price (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Landon Kain Deloach (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Hills (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Harrington (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)

Rev. Allen I. Habersham (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wade Murphy (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Person (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Adele Whitfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Forest Pinkston (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Phinizy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Ginny Wilhoit (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. William Trawick (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Greene (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Paul Field ( EVANS, Ga.)

Stratford swims to slim win

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Club earns surprise tourney bid

Overtime

FireBall stir rivalry's coals

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

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.

Overtime
Augusta GreenJackets shortstop Marcus Sanders will skip the XM Satellite Futures Game in Detroit during All-Star Weekend to rest his sore shoulder.

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.

Overtime
Augusta GreenJackets shortstop Marcus Sanders will skip the XM Satellite Futures Game in Detroit during All-Star Weekend to rest his sore shoulder.

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.

FireBall stir rivalry's coals
In the sports world, rivalries tend to build up over many years and many matchups.

FireBall stir rivalry's coals
In the sports world, rivalries tend to build up over many years and many matchups.

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.

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

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):

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Library events
Here are events for area libraries.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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):

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Capping the season

Red terrors

Recycling locations

Store offers exotic merchandise

Farmers market

For the record

Around the block

Neighborhood straddles line

QuietSTORM finds opportunity to play

Milestones

Reunions

MCG opens new center

Restaurant ratings

Calendar

Meetings

Film dream sequences can reveal creativity

Dance fever hits TV, again

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"

Dance fever hits TV, again
LOS ANGELES - Shall we dance, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" asked viewers.

Jim Cramer, madman behind CNBC's 'Mad Money'
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. - The main difference between Jim Cramer off the air and Jim Cramer on the air is the chair. He actually sits in one - but just barely.

Bird known on Animal Planet takes "Yee-haw!" to Leno

Dance fever hits TV, again
LOS ANGELES - Shall we dance, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" asked viewers.

Jim Cramer, madman behind CNBC's 'Mad Money'

Jim Cramer, madman behind CNBC's 'Mad Money'
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. - The main difference between Jim Cramer off the air and Jim Cramer on the air is the chair. He actually sits in one - but just barely.

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

Bird known on Animal Planet takes "Yee-haw!" to Leno
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Einstein can bark like a dog, oink like a pig and beep like a spaceship.

Bird known on Animal Planet takes "Yee-haw!" to Leno
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Einstein can bark like a dog, oink like a pig and beep like a spaceship.

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Club Calendar

TV is out of tune with Live 8 coverage

The liquid life: The Highlander British Pub

Children prepare for Prague festival

Title revives Batman franchise

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

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Horsing around

Mistrial declared in Notorious B.I.G. wrongful death lawsuit

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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.