Upcoming events
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; 642-7631

Bridge results
CSRA BRIDGE CLUB WINNERS NORTH/SOUTH, JUNE 13

Around the block
The Hopelands Summer Concert Series will continue at 7 p.m. Monday at Hopelands Gardens, off Whiskey Road, Aiken. Chris Mangelly's Brazilian Night of Jazz will perform. The event is free. If it rains, the concert will be held at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road.

State task force seeks out Internet predators
With a typical 30- to 40-case workload, officials say, each Aiken County sheriff investigator does not have a lot of time to devote to cyber predators.

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

Concert series sees return of local saxophonist
A once-familiar face on Augusta's music scene will be the featured guest at Thursday's Concerts in the Park series in North Augusta.

Bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for June 20-23. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

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

Concert series sees return of local saxophonist
A once-familiar face on Augusta's music scene will be the featured guest at Thursday's Concerts in the Park series in North Augusta.

Pet of the week
Annalisa, a 2-year-old female hound and beagle mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Health and support groups
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays; Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken, 641-5926

Children are fascinated by critters
Nervous laughter went through the auditorium at the Nancy Carson Library as Tony Mills looked through plastic crates containing an array of animals, including snakes and lizards.

Across the river
ICE HOCKEY CLINICS: 5:45 p.m. today and July 17, 24, 31; Ice Sports Center, 1249 Augusta West Parkway; to focus on skills used in ice hockey; free; 963-0061 or Skillet@knology.net

North Augusta High rifle team will shoot for national honors
A four-member team from North Augusta High School will represent South Carolina in the precision air rifle competition at the Junior Olympics in Bowling Green, Ky., on Monday and Tuesday.

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

Around the block
The Hopelands Summer Concert Series will continue at 7 p.m. Monday at Hopelands Gardens, off Whiskey Road, Aiken. Chris Mangelly's Brazilian Night of Jazz will perform. The event is free. If it rains, the concert will be held at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road.

Aiken facility for elderly receives national recognition
The Croft House in Aiken recently received national recognition by the National Affordable Housing Management Association as a community of quality.

Aiken facility for elderly receives national recognition
The Croft House in Aiken recently received national recognition by the National Affordable Housing Management Association as a community of quality.

Children are fascinated by critters
Nervous laughter went through the auditorium at the Nancy Carson Library as Tony Mills looked through plastic crates containing an array of animals, including snakes and lizards.

Youths working for better world
The mosquitoes were ravenous, the humidity oppressive and a pesky gray cloud hovered overhead.

Anniversaries
John and Carrie Bowdre, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 5 with a dinner reception at the home of their granddaughter.

Bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for June 20-23. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Reunions
Silver bluff high school 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15; contact Susan Todd Porter, stporter@fhfllp.com

Children enjoy the cool games at park in Clearwater
Each child had a different technique; however, each one had the same objective - to get wet and wild.

University of South Carolina Aiken honors
The following area residents have been named to the president's list at the University of South Carolina 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

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

Events
OLD 96 DISTRICT PEACH OFF: Monday; The Inn on the Square, Greenwood, S.C.; local chefs will enter peach recipes for judging by panel of national journalists, travel writers; $100 first place, $50 second place, $25 third place; to register, call (800) 849-9633.

Farmers Market
The Aiken County Farmers Market, at Williamsburg Street and Richland Avenue, sells fresh produce daily, depending on weather, from about 8:30 a.m. until vendors are sold out. Call 643-4660.

Upcoming events
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; 642-7631

Events
OLD 96 DISTRICT PEACH OFF: Monday; The Inn on the Square, Greenwood, S.C.; local chefs will enter peach recipes for judging by panel of national journalists, travel writers; $100 first place, $50 second place, $25 third place; to register, call (800) 849-9633.

Across the river
ICE HOCKEY CLINICS: 5:45 p.m. today and July 17, 24, 31; Ice Sports Center, 1249 Augusta West Parkway; to focus on skills used in ice hockey; free; 963-0061 or Skillet@knology.net

Children enjoy the cool games at park in Clearwater
Each child had a different technique; however, each one had the same objective - to get wet and wild.

Farmers Market
The Aiken County Farmers Market, at Williamsburg Street and Richland Avenue, sells fresh produce daily, depending on weather, from about 8:30 a.m. until vendors are sold out. Call 643-4660.

State task force seeks out Internet predators
With a typical 30- to 40-case workload, officials say, each Aiken County sheriff investigator does not have a lot of time to devote to cyber predators.

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

Youths working for better world
The mosquitoes were ravenous, the humidity oppressive and a pesky gray cloud hovered overhead.

Health and support groups
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays; Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken, 641-5926

North Augusta High rifle team will shoot for national honors
A four-member team from North Augusta High School will represent South Carolina in the precision air rifle competition at the Junior Olympics in Bowling Green, Ky., on Monday and Tuesday.

Reunions
Silver bluff high school 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15; contact Susan Todd Porter, stporter@fhfllp.com

Pet of the week
Annalisa, a 2-year-old female hound and beagle mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

University of South Carolina Aiken honors
The following area residents have been named to the president's list at the University of South Carolina Aiken:

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

Store offers merchandise from exotic locations
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.

Athlete Spotlight: Christine Hauer
Given her height, the natural choice of a sport for Christine Hauer should have been basketball.

Marsalis brother chooses photography over music

Marsalis brother chooses photography over music
NEW ORLEANS - He's t.p. Luce reading poetry at clubs in Baltimore and Washington, and he's also Ellis Marsalis III - a Marsalis brother who decided early that music wasn't his gig.

Marsalis brother chooses photography over music
NEW ORLEANS - He's t.p. Luce reading poetry at clubs in Baltimore and Washington, and he's also Ellis Marsalis III - a Marsalis brother who decided early that music wasn't his gig.

Toronto ace is injured

Toronto ace is injured
TORONTO - Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay will miss at least a month after breaking a bone in his left leg Friday night.

Toronto ace is injured
TORONTO - Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay will miss at least a month after breaking a bone in his left leg Friday night.

GreenJackets drown River Dogs
Heading into this weekend's series with the Charleston Riverdogs, the Augusta GreenJackets were looking for something to curb their recent slide.

In Kirby, Texas, ball caps outnumber cowboy hats

Akira Elise Simmons
Artesia Mobley and Earnest Simmons II are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Akira Elise, born June 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Marlee Lynn Mobley
Ryan and Bailey Mobley of Girard, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Marlee Lynn, born June 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Payton Hailey Brown
Jason and Heather Brown of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Payton Hailey, born March 11, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Andrew Mark Rahn

Marlee Lynn Mobley

Charles Michael Roberts
Charles and Linda Roberts of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Michael, born May 17, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Marlee Lynn Mobley
Ryan and Bailey Mobley of Girard, Ga., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Marlee Lynn, born June 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Andrew Mark Rahn
Glen and Carolyn Rahn of Martinez, are please to announce the birth of their son, Andrew Mark, born May 21, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Akira Elise Simmons
Artesia Mobley and Earnest Simmons II are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Akira Elise, born June 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kayleigh Nicole Wallace
Melissa Barkley and Kevin Wallace are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kayleigh Nicole, born May 26, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brandan Michael Williams

Payton Hailey Brown
Jason and Heather Brown of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Payton Hailey, born March 11, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Brandan Michael Williams
Jennifer Grubbs and Michael Williams are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brandan Michael, born May 26, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers in Aiken.

Kayleigh Nicole Wallace

Brandan Michael Williams
Jennifer Grubbs and Michael Williams are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brandan Michael, born May 26, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers in Aiken.

Charles Michael Roberts

Kayleigh Nicole Wallace
Melissa Barkley and Kevin Wallace are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kayleigh Nicole, born May 26, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Payton Hailey Brown

Andrew Mark Rahn
Glen and Carolyn Rahn of Martinez, are please to announce the birth of their son, Andrew Mark, born May 21, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Akira Elise Simmons

Charles Michael Roberts
Charles and Linda Roberts of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Michael, born May 17, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Braves' pitchers feel left out
ATLANTA - There's a fresh buzz, a new passion alive in the Braves' dugout these days.

Braves rookie Francoeur makes most of debut

Braves' pitchers feel left out
ATLANTA - There's a fresh buzz, a new passion alive in the Braves' dugout these days.

Braves' pitchers feel left out

Chipper takes part in practice

Braves nip Brewers, run streak to six
ATLANTA - Ryan Langerhans wasn't a very popular man when he strode to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night.

Braves rookie Francoeur makes most of debut
ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur has no idea how many family members and friends attended his major-league debut Thursday night.

Chipper takes part in practice
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones accelerated down the road to recovery Friday by taking part in batting and fielding practice before the team's game against Milwaukee.

Braves rookie Francoeur makes most of debut
ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur has no idea how many family members and friends attended his major-league debut Thursday night.

Chipper takes part in practice
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones accelerated down the road to recovery Friday by taking part in batting and fielding practice before the team's game against Milwaukee.

Braves nip Brewers, run streak to six
ATLANTA - Ryan Langerhans wasn't a very popular man when he strode to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night.

Braves nip Brewers, run streak to six

Workers-for-hire hit roadside in hopes of taking on odd jobs
George Reynolds pulls a slice of bologna from a plastic bag leaning against his stained work pants.

Care services keep more seniors in their homes

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

Jobs report prompts buying on Wall Street; Dow up 146
NEW YORK - Wall Street ended a volatile and unusual week on a bullish note Friday, with the Dow Jones industrials gaining more than 146 points on the strength of a positive job creation report and a sharp drop in oil prices.

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

Company's addition will create new jobs
Packaging company Pactiv Corp. plans to build a 20,000-square-foot addition at its Beech Island plastics plant that will boost production and create about 30 new jobs.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for June 17-22. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Jobs report prompts buying on Wall Street; Dow up 146
NEW YORK - Wall Street ended a volatile and unusual week on a bullish note Friday, with the Dow Jones industrials gaining more than 146 points on the strength of a positive job creation report and a sharp drop in oil prices.

Biz bites

Jobs report prompts buying on Wall Street; Dow up 146

Workers-for-hire hit roadside in hopes of taking on odd jobs

Workers-for-hire hit roadside in hopes of taking on odd jobs
George Reynolds pulls a slice of bologna from a plastic bag leaning against his stained work pants.

Business calendar
- Monday: SuCCess Columbia County Columbia County Style, after-hours networking event, 5 p.m., Laurel and Hardy Museum, 255 N. Louisville St., Harlem; free for chamber members; contact Terra Carroll at 651-0018 or tcarroll@columbiacountychamber.com.

On the move

On the move
- Tracy Gillette has joined MAU Inc. as a professional recruiter in the professional recruiting division. Mrs. Gillette has more than 13 years of experience in human resource, office and project management positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. She earned a master's degree in business administration from Davenport University.

Company's addition will create new jobs

Biz bites
Forbes.com decided to check out which movie franchises have earned the most over their lifetimes.

On the move
- Tracy Gillette has joined MAU Inc. as a professional recruiter in the professional recruiting division. Mrs. Gillette has more than 13 years of experience in human resource, office and project management positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. She earned a master's degree in business administration from Davenport University.

Napa Valley grapes make cheap debut
NAPA, Calif. - First came Two Buck Chuck. Now, there's Four Buck Fred.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for June 17-22. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Business calendar

Biz bites
Forbes.com decided to check out which movie franchises have earned the most over their lifetimes.

Property transfers

Business calendar
- Monday: SuCCess Columbia County Columbia County Style, after-hours networking event, 5 p.m., Laurel and Hardy Museum, 255 N. Louisville St., Harlem; free for chamber members; contact Terra Carroll at 651-0018 or tcarroll@columbiacountychamber.com.

Company's addition will create new jobs
Packaging company Pactiv Corp. plans to build a 20,000-square-foot addition at its Beech Island plastics plant that will boost production and create about 30 new jobs.

Napa Valley grapes make cheap debut
NAPA, Calif. - First came Two Buck Chuck. Now, there's Four Buck Fred.

Napa Valley grapes make cheap debut

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on July 10, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on July 8, 2005.

Politicians look to move up ladder

Politicians look to move up ladder
District 7 Augusta Commissioner Tommy Boyles is set to announce his run for mayor at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the amphitheater at Riverwalk Augusta. On his heels is businessman Wayne Hawkins, set to announce his run for Mr. Boyles' seat. Of course, he'd like to be appointed to it first by commissioners as soon as Mr. Boyles qualifies and steps down in September.

Politicians look to move up ladder
District 7 Augusta Commissioner Tommy Boyles is set to announce his run for mayor at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the amphitheater at Riverwalk Augusta. On his heels is businessman Wayne Hawkins, set to announce his run for Mr. Boyles' seat. Of course, he'd like to be appointed to it first by commissioners as soon as Mr. Boyles qualifies and steps down in September.

Florida State loses starting QB
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Wyatt Sexton, the Florida State quarterback who was found disheveled and disoriented on a city street in June, has been diagnosed with Lyme disease and will miss the upcoming season, the university said Saturday.

Florida State loses starting QB

Florida State loses starting QB
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Wyatt Sexton, the Florida State quarterback who was found disheveled and disoriented on a city street in June, has been diagnosed with Lyme disease and will miss the upcoming season, the university said Saturday.

Keep the search on track
The father of the two drowned toddlers in Warrenton believes they may have been the victim of foul play by an unknown interloper.

Getting out of danger
Why can't Murphey Middle School be remembered for its championship basketball team this past season? Or its successful 25 Books Campaign reading program?

WAR!
War is impending in Washington. Even worse, the rules of engagement haven't even been agreed upon.

WAR!

Stop flow of Mideast bile
They're on your desk at work, or on your walls at home. They're in your wallet, on your cell phone, in your e-mail and, most of all, they're written all over your heart and mind.

WAR!
War is impending in Washington. Even worse, the rules of engagement haven't even been agreed upon.

Encouraging terrorism
Ever wonder how it is that terrorists find such fertile ground in Europe?

Stop flow of Mideast bile
They're on your desk at work, or on your walls at home. They're in your wallet, on your cell phone, in your e-mail and, most of all, they're written all over your heart and mind.

Getting out of danger

Stop flow of Mideast bile

Getting out of danger
Why can't Murphey Middle School be remembered for its championship basketball team this past season? Or its successful 25 Books Campaign reading program?

Judge rules against anonymity for witnesses in Cosby lawsuit
PHILADELPHIA - Women who plan to testify against Bill Cosby in another woman's sex assault lawsuit will not have their identities shielded by the court, a judge ruled.

Judge rules against anonymity for witnesses in Cosby lawsuit
PHILADELPHIA - Women who plan to testify against Bill Cosby in another woman's sex assault lawsuit will not have their identities shielded by the court, a judge ruled.

The Top Five
The top 5 in television, movies and music.

Angler lands 59.6-pound striper
As far as this writer recalls, the unofficial Savannah River record for the biggest striped bass caught on hook and line is 76 pounds. The fish was hooked during the late 1960s by an angler fishing from the dam. He was using a deep-spool spinning reel. Meanwhile, his brother was in a small boat on the river, trolling for shad.

Angler lands 59.6-pound striper
As far as this writer recalls, the unofficial Savannah River record for the biggest striped bass caught on hook and line is 76 pounds. The fish was hooked during the late 1960s by an angler fishing from the dam. He was using a deep-spool spinning reel. Meanwhile, his brother was in a small boat on the river, trolling for shad.

Angler lands 59.6-pound striper

GreenJackets to play two today
The Augusta GreenJackets game against the Charleston RiverDogs was postponed on Saturday due to inclement weather.

GreenJackets to play two today
The Augusta GreenJackets game against the Charleston RiverDogs was postponed on Saturday due to inclement weather.

GreenJackets drown River Dogs
Heading into this weekend's series with the Charleston Riverdogs, the Augusta GreenJackets were looking for something to curb their recent slide.

Irwin leads Senior Players at 12 under

Golf roundup

Golf roundup
SYLVANIA, Ohio - Hee-Won Han couldn't ask for a better pairing in today's final round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic.

Irwin leads Senior Players at 12 under
DEARBORN, Mich. - Hale Irwin has plenty of company on the leaderboard, and he has his competitors right where he wants them.

Irwin leads Senior Players at 12 under
DEARBORN, Mich. - Hale Irwin has plenty of company on the leaderboard, and he has his competitors right where he wants them.

Golf roundup
SYLVANIA, Ohio - Hee-Won Han couldn't ask for a better pairing in today's final round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic.

Lewis holds onto lead at Deere Classic
SILVIS, Ill. - J.L. Lewis has the lead - and the attention - all to himself in the John Deere Classic.

St. Andrews is loaded with history, bunkers
We'll watch to see a 65-year-old man say good-bye on a 600-year-old golf course. And we'll watch to see if the 15th century links can withstand the 21st century golfers.

Lewis holds onto lead at Deere Classic

Lewis holds onto lead at Deere Classic
SILVIS, Ill. - J.L. Lewis has the lead - and the attention - all to himself in the John Deere Classic.

Moseley finishes strong to lead by 1
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Maybe Jay Moseley wasn't watching the heroics of local favorites Doug Hanzel and Brian Harman on Saturday afternoon in the third round of the 84th Georgia Amateur Championship.

Harman's 65 takes charge
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Halfway through the 84th Georgia Amateur Championship, the future of University of Georgia golf is starting to look even brighter than its impressive and recent past.

GreenJackets to play two today

Sedentary summer sped Steed's growth

Local event 'jammed' with talent

In Kirby, Texas, ball caps outnumber cowboy hats
KIRBY, Texas - Welcome to Texas, a state so big it has a town named for just about everybody. In my case, it's a San Antonio suburb about the size of Grovetown and about as hot as a pizza oven.

In Kirby, Texas, ball caps outnumber cowboy hats
KIRBY, Texas - Welcome to Texas, a state so big it has a town named for just about everybody. In my case, it's a San Antonio suburb about the size of Grovetown and about as hot as a pizza oven.

Earnhardt gets big win at Chicagoland
JOLIET, Ill. - A jubilant Dale Earnhardt Jr. broke through for his first NASCAR Nextel Cup victory of the season Sunday, using a two-tire strategy and holding off Matt Kenseth to win at Chicagoland Speedway.

NBC anchorman shows ignorance
On June 30, NBC Nightly News anchorman Brian Williams sympathized on air with Arab and Iranian terrorists, saying that, after all, many people might consider George Washington a terrorist.Rodney L. Baker, Evans

Too little good is reported in Iraq
As a two-tour veteran of Vietnam, I totally agree with Ken Manfredi's opinion regarding the right perspective on Iraq ("Put death toll in right perspective," June 15).Gerald R. Jilbert, Evans

Too little good is reported in Iraq

Effort in Iraq shows progress
The nobility of sentiments expressed in The Augusta Chronicle's editorial June 30 ("American amnesia") certainly highlighted the pettiness of Lowell Greenbaum's letter on the same day ("The 'emperor' Bush has no clothes").Carol Jarrard, Augusta

Too little good is reported in Iraq
As a two-tour veteran of Vietnam, I totally agree with Ken Manfredi's opinion regarding the right perspective on Iraq ("Put death toll in right perspective," June 15).Gerald R. Jilbert, Evans

We must preserve CSRA history
The recent feature story "Preserving Augusta's past" (July 3) was a spectacular piece. It is not only Augusta, but Columbia County, Aiken County, Burke County and so on where historical structures need to be saved. I have mentioned in the past in writings and lectures that when historic buildings are gone, there is nobody to see what we were or what we have become.Sean Joiner, Martinez

End racial quotas in government

We must preserve CSRA history

We must preserve CSRA history
The recent feature story "Preserving Augusta's past" (July 3) was a spectacular piece. It is not only Augusta, but Columbia County, Aiken County, Burke County and so on where historical structures need to be saved. I have mentioned in the past in writings and lectures that when historic buildings are gone, there is nobody to see what we were or what we have become.Sean Joiner, Martinez

Grovetown barbecue was great

NBC anchorman shows ignorance
On June 30, NBC Nightly News anchorman Brian Williams sympathized on air with Arab and Iranian terrorists, saying that, after all, many people might consider George Washington a terrorist.Rodney L. Baker, Evans

Ponder what might have been
I'm writing in reply to past letters concerning the abortions performed in the Planned Parenthood clinics in Augusta.Steve King, Belvedere, S.C.

Grovetown barbecue was great
Lets hear it for Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau and the wonderful soldiers who helped put on a beautiful and well executed July Fourth Barbecue for one and all.James R. Waid, Leah

Liberal media are acting treasonous
Liberal, anti-Bush media and politicians are in an unholy, unprecedented crusade of massive disinformation and revisionist history-making.

End racial quotas in government
I was appalled to hear of the Augusta commissioners' use of blatant racial discrimination in the so-called "gentleman's agreement" practice of selection of mayor pro tem (and possibly president of the county school board). As addressed in earlier editorials, this goes against the very fabric of what equality is supposed to be about in America. Further, it erodes 40 years of progress in America on the issue of equality.Joe Wright, Grovetown

Hypocrisy or stupidity? You decide
Responding to the Supreme Court's "takings" decision in Kelo v. City of New London, conservative House Majority Leader Tom DeLay warned, "Someone could knock on your door and tell you the city council voted to give your house to someone else because they have nicer plans for the property."Charles Heywood, Martinez

Effort in Iraq shows progress
The nobility of sentiments expressed in The Augusta Chronicle's editorial June 30 ("American amnesia") certainly highlighted the pettiness of Lowell Greenbaum's letter on the same day ("The 'emperor' Bush has no clothes").Carol Jarrard, Augusta

Soldier's actions misinterpreted
Regarding the June 28 article "Sergeant threatens to jump off overpass":George Amos, Wrens

Grovetown barbecue was great
Lets hear it for Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau and the wonderful soldiers who helped put on a beautiful and well executed July Fourth Barbecue for one and all.James R. Waid, Leah

Hypocrisy or stupidity? You decide
Responding to the Supreme Court's "takings" decision in Kelo v. City of New London, conservative House Majority Leader Tom DeLay warned, "Someone could knock on your door and tell you the city council voted to give your house to someone else because they have nicer plans for the property."Charles Heywood, Martinez

End racial quotas in government
I was appalled to hear of the Augusta commissioners' use of blatant racial discrimination in the so-called "gentleman's agreement" practice of selection of mayor pro tem (and possibly president of the county school board). As addressed in earlier editorials, this goes against the very fabric of what equality is supposed to be about in America. Further, it erodes 40 years of progress in America on the issue of equality.Joe Wright, Grovetown

Hypocrisy or stupidity? You decide

Ponder what might have been
I'm writing in reply to past letters concerning the abortions performed in the Planned Parenthood clinics in Augusta.Steve King, Belvedere, S.C.

Effort in Iraq shows progress

Ponder what might have been

NBC anchorman shows ignorance

Letter disrespected our military
In Angela Novotny's June 27 letter ("Death toll comparison is shameful"), she characterizes our valiant soldiers as "mostly poor, minority kids who see no other way out of poverty." I suspect that, like any place of employment, you will find men and women from all levels of the economic and educational strata, not just the poor and the easily influenced. Ora Davis, Augusta

Band mom must brace for music

Groom's parents dictate rehearsal dinner guests

Home is given a colorful look

Bloggers learn the price of telling too much

Family briefs

Girl saddles up for experience on horseback, thanks to friend

Aspirations can give way to achieving greatness

Groom's parents dictate rehearsal dinner guests
Dear Carson: My granddaughter is getting married later this summer. Her 17-year-old brother is in the wedding and therefore was invited to the rehearsal dinner. Neither his regular girlfriend nor the groom's brother's girlfriend has been invited to the dinner. My grandson's girlfriend is fuming about the matter.

Bloggers learn the price of telling too much
CHICAGO - Blogs are everywhere - increasingly, the place where young people go to bare their souls, to vent, to gossip. And often they do so with unabashed fervor and little self-editing, posting their innermost thoughts for any number of Web surfers to see.

Band mom must brace for music
Kids say the darndest things, and many of them can cause a parent's neck hair to stand on end. Among the worst are, "The toilet has exploded." or "I have a report due on War and Peace tomorrow morning. Can you run me over to the bookstore?"

Aspirations can give way to achieving greatness
Without dreams, the world would be a dreary place. Skyscrapers would never be built. Life-saving inventions would never be conceived. And we'd never have sent men to the moon.

Living briefs
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits bookstore shelves in less than a week. The most glaringly obvious question is: Who is the half-blood prince?

Groom's parents dictate rehearsal dinner guests
Dear Carson: My granddaughter is getting married later this summer. Her 17-year-old brother is in the wedding and therefore was invited to the rehearsal dinner. Neither his regular girlfriend nor the groom's brother's girlfriend has been invited to the dinner. My grandson's girlfriend is fuming about the matter.

Bloggers learn the price of telling too much
CHICAGO - Blogs are everywhere - increasingly, the place where young people go to bare their souls, to vent, to gossip. And often they do so with unabashed fervor and little self-editing, posting their innermost thoughts for any number of Web surfers to see.

Band mom must brace for music
Kids say the darndest things, and many of them can cause a parent's neck hair to stand on end. Among the worst are, "The toilet has exploded." or "I have a report due on War and Peace tomorrow morning. Can you run me over to the bookstore?"

Home is given a colorful look
Fred and Jane Bowsher make the perfect decorating team. Mr. Bowsher, a retired college physics teacher, has a knack for renovating, and Mrs. Bowsher brings a flair for color and style.

Girl saddles up for experience on horseback, thanks to friend
Kara Reese had felt the surge of excitement you get from riding a graceful, elegant beast. She wished to share that with her best buddy

Family briefs
NEW YORK - There are many interesting critters and species of plant life for young campers to see on a walk through the woods and the bulk of them are harmless. There are, however, a few things children - and their grown-up guides - should steer clear of.

Home is given a colorful look
Fred and Jane Bowsher make the perfect decorating team. Mr. Bowsher, a retired college physics teacher, has a knack for renovating, and Mrs. Bowsher brings a flair for color and style.

Girl saddles up for experience on horseback, thanks to friend
Kara Reese had felt the surge of excitement you get from riding a graceful, elegant beast. She wished to share that with her best buddy

Aspirations can give way to achieving greatness
Without dreams, the world would be a dreary place. Skyscrapers would never be built. Life-saving inventions would never be conceived. And we'd never have sent men to the moon.

Family briefs
NEW YORK - There are many interesting critters and species of plant life for young campers to see on a walk through the woods and the bulk of them are harmless. There are, however, a few things children - and their grown-up guides - should steer clear of.

Earnhardt gets big win at Chicagoland

Small sites try to keep joy riders on ground
There is nothing quite like an afternoon joy ride to while away a summer day.

Teachers to converge to share successful strategies
Kerry Mullins is on a constant search to find innovative ways to reach her pupils at McBean Elementary School, and next week she and nine other Richmond County teachers will go to Virginia to do just that.

Testing may aid victims' health
GRANITEVILLE - Health screenings planned for August are meant only to evaluate the condition of people who might have been exposed to chlorine in Graniteville, not treat the symptoms.

Post's commander plans for new leading position

Kid of the Day

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Small sites try to keep joy riders on ground

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Hospital won't cut ER hours

Schools stay at same level
Although the state as a whole has shown improvement, Richmond and Columbia counties schools find themselves where they were a year ago in meeting standards for adequate yearly progress.

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Across the area

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day
Lindsey Marie Mann is today's Kid of the Day.

Kid of the Day
Lindsey Marie Mann is today's Kid of the Day.

Campaign money for candidates piling up

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Police responding to a fight this week ended up finding a 3-foot-long alligator in the bedroom of an apartment. A toddler was sleeping in a nearby room.

Man to serve 10 years for assault

Officials will test flex lane proposal
ATLANTA - In less than six months, gridlocked motorists in certain parts of the state might be able to drive on road shoulders and in breakdown lanes during rush-hour traffic.

Wreck cut short mother's efforts

Rants and raves
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Schools stay at same level

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A job that's harder than it looks

Persistent student finishes schoolwork 9 years later

Teachers to converge to share successful strategies

Smokefree Air Act not confusion-free

Man receives life in prison for murder

Fierce storm not related to Dennis

Officials will test flex lane proposal

Wreck cut short mother's efforts
D'Angela Gibbons, a mother of six and a teacher's aide at Little World of Learning day care, never questioned the balance of work and family.

A job that's harder than it looks
Kaci Meadows, of the City of Aiken Department of Public Works, takes her time as she fills up the duck feeder at the main pond in Hopelands Gardens.

Man receives life in prison for murder
A man found guilty of murder last month by a Richmond County jury was sentenced to life in prison, officials said Friday.

Small sites try to keep joy riders on ground
There is nothing quite like an afternoon joy ride to while away a summer day.

A job that's harder than it looks
Kaci Meadows, of the City of Aiken Department of Public Works, takes her time as she fills up the duck feeder at the main pond in Hopelands Gardens.

Hospital won't cut ER hours
The Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Centers Downtown Division will not be scaling back its emergency room hours as was announced last month to the dismay of the city's veterans community.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies investigated a carjacking on Peach Orchard Road on Friday, a police report states.

Teachers to converge to share successful strategies
Kerry Mullins is on a constant search to find innovative ways to reach her pupils at McBean Elementary School, and next week she and nine other Richmond County teachers will go to Virginia to do just that.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - Today's concert by Athens-based rock band R.E.M. at London's Hyde Park has been postponed in the wake of the bombing attacks in the British capital that killed about 50 people.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies investigated a carjacking on Peach Orchard Road on Friday, a police report states.

Campaign money for candidates piling up
ATLANTA - Nearly 16 months before Georgia voters select their next governor, incumbent Republican Sonny Perdue reported Friday he has raised more than $7.5 million in his re-election bid - more than twice the amount he collected during the entirety of his first campaign.

Five vie for 9th District seat
Three of the five serious contenders seeking to fill the 9th District Commission seat left vacant by interim Mayor Willie Mays said they will run for a four-year term in November whether they are appointed or not.

Wreck cut short mother's efforts
D'Angela Gibbons, a mother of six and a teacher's aide at Little World of Learning day care, never questioned the balance of work and family.

Smokefree Air Act not confusion-free
If you see smoke billowing out of area restaurants and bars, it won't be from cigarettes.

Hospital won't cut ER hours
The Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Centers Downtown Division will not be scaling back its emergency room hours as was announced last month to the dismay of the city's veterans community.

Post's commander plans for new leading position
In any move, things can get lost. Sitting down in her spacious, yet soon-to-be-vacated office at Fort Gordon's Signal Towers, Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks confided that she had moments of angst when she lost the speech she had planned to cap the end of her Army career.

Columbia County gets set for storms' effects
Whenever a dark cloud passes over Emily Durham's Country Place subdivision home in Evans, she admits she can't help but feel a little uneasy.

Persistent student finishes schoolwork 9 years later
Twyla Bell said it was the love of her children that drove her to finally finish something she had left undone for almost a decade.

Testing may aid victims' health

Across the area
An Augusta man told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that someone shot out the rear window of his car early Saturday morning, a police report states.

In its second year, event draws people downtown

In its second year, event draws people downtown
In the heat of Saturday morning downtown, behind Lafayette Center, Rusty and Julia Griffin's daylily business is blossoming.

Across the area

Where we live
The evening began with men on one side of the room and women on the other. It didn't stay that way for long.

Across Georgia

Georgia lawmaker wants slaves' work recognized
WASHINGTON - They're two of the nation's most compelling symbols of freedom and democracy, yet nowhere around the Capitol or White House is there any recognition of the slaves who helped build them.

Georgia lawmaker wants slaves' work recognized

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Five vie for 9th District seat

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Folkston a mecca for train lovers

In its second year, event draws people downtown
In the heat of Saturday morning downtown, behind Lafayette Center, Rusty and Julia Griffin's daylily business is blossoming.

Man receives life in prison for murder
A man found guilty of murder last month by a Richmond County jury was sentenced to life in prison, officials said Friday.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Post's commander plans for new leading position
In any move, things can get lost. Sitting down in her spacious, yet soon-to-be-vacated office at Fort Gordon's Signal Towers, Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks confided that she had moments of angst when she lost the speech she had planned to cap the end of her Army career.

Fierce storm not related to Dennis
Don't blame Saturday afternoon's torrential rains on Dennis.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Ryan Asher Gordon of Augusta.

Folkston a mecca for train lovers
FOLKSTON, Ga. - Alerted by the crackling voice of an unseen dispatcher, two devoted rail fans spring into action.

Across Georgia
ARCADE - A man arrested on charges of threatening city officials who shut down his company after a fatal explosion was allowed Friday to continue running his business.

Across the area
An Augusta man told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that someone shot out the rear window of his car early Saturday morning, a police report states.

Earnhardt gets big win at Chicagoland
JOLIET, Ill. - A jubilant Dale Earnhardt Jr. broke through for his first NASCAR Nextel Cup victory of the season Sunday, using a two-tire strategy and holding off Matt Kenseth to win at Chicagoland Speedway.

Across Georgia
ARCADE - A man arrested on charges of threatening city officials who shut down his company after a fatal explosion was allowed Friday to continue running his business.

Smokefree Air Act not confusion-free
If you see smoke billowing out of area restaurants and bars, it won't be from cigarettes.

Where we live
The evening began with men on one side of the room and women on the other. It didn't stay that way for long.

Across South Carolina
SUMTER - Manning Police Chief Randy Garrett did not cause a suspect leading officers on a high-speed chase to slam his car into a parked Highway Patrol cruiser, killing the trooper inside, Sumter County deputies said.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Police responding to a fight this week ended up finding a 3-foot-long alligator in the bedroom of an apartment. A toddler was sleeping in a nearby room.

Five vie for 9th District seat
Three of the five serious contenders seeking to fill the 9th District Commission seat left vacant by interim Mayor Willie Mays said they will run for a four-year term in November whether they are appointed or not.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - Today's concert by Athens-based rock band R.E.M. at London's Hyde Park has been postponed in the wake of the bombing attacks in the British capital that killed about 50 people.

Persistent student finishes schoolwork 9 years later
Twyla Bell said it was the love of her children that drove her to finally finish something she had left undone for almost a decade.

Schools stay at same level
Although the state as a whole has shown improvement, Richmond and Columbia counties schools find themselves where they were a year ago in meeting standards for adequate yearly progress.

Fierce storm not related to Dennis
Don't blame Saturday afternoon's torrential rains on Dennis.

Georgia lawmaker wants slaves' work recognized
WASHINGTON - They're two of the nation's most compelling symbols of freedom and democracy, yet nowhere around the Capitol or White House is there any recognition of the slaves who helped build them.

Folkston a mecca for train lovers
FOLKSTON, Ga. - Alerted by the crackling voice of an unseen dispatcher, two devoted rail fans spring into action.

Campaign money for candidates piling up
ATLANTA - Nearly 16 months before Georgia voters select their next governor, incumbent Republican Sonny Perdue reported Friday he has raised more than $7.5 million in his re-election bid - more than twice the amount he collected during the entirety of his first campaign.

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Officials will test flex lane proposal
ATLANTA - In less than six months, gridlocked motorists in certain parts of the state might be able to drive on road shoulders and in breakdown lanes during rush-hour traffic.

Testing may aid victims' health
GRANITEVILLE - Health screenings planned for August are meant only to evaluate the condition of people who might have been exposed to chlorine in Graniteville, not treat the symptoms.

Man to serve 10 years for assault
A Superior Court judge sentenced a man to prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to an aggravated assault against his disabled uncle.

Man to serve 10 years for assault
A Superior Court judge sentenced a man to prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to an aggravated assault against his disabled uncle.

Jug a blessing, and a curse
It has long been said that Tom Morris Jr. - Young Tom as he's forever fondly remembered - died of a broken heart.

Jug a blessing, and a curse
It has long been said that Tom Morris Jr. - Young Tom as he's forever fondly remembered - died of a broken heart.

Stremme making Cup debut at Chicagoland
JOLIET, Ill. - David Stremme will get his first taste of Nextel Cup racing on Sunday when he drives the No. 39 Dodge Charger for Chip Ganassi Racing in the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Driver's struggles add to silly season rumors

Crash slows Stewart, sends him to hospital
JOLIET, Ill. - After leading the most laps in each of the past three races and jumping seven positions in the standings during that stretch, Tony Stewart's domination hit the wall Friday.

Driver taken to hospital after qualifying crash
SPARTA, Ky. - NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Rick Crawford spun out and hit the wall along the backstretch at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

NASCAR notebook
JOLIET, Ill. - As long as he sits still inside the car, Tony Stewart said, he doesn't feel any pain. However, that might be difficult to do for 267 laps during today's USG Sheetrock 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway.

Stremme making Cup debut at Chicagoland
JOLIET, Ill. - David Stremme will get his first taste of Nextel Cup racing on Sunday when he drives the No. 39 Dodge Charger for Chip Ganassi Racing in the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Driver's struggles add to silly season rumors
JOLIET, Ill. - There was nothing funny about silly season this week in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.

NASCAR notebook
JOLIET, Ill. - As long as he sits still inside the car, Tony Stewart said, he doesn't feel any pain. However, that might be difficult to do for 267 laps during today's USG Sheetrock 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway.

Stremme making Cup debut at Chicagoland

NASCAR notebook

Driver taken to hospital after qualifying crash
SPARTA, Ky. - NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Rick Crawford spun out and hit the wall along the backstretch at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Driver's struggles add to silly season rumors
JOLIET, Ill. - There was nothing funny about silly season this week in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.

Driver taken to hospital after qualifying crash

Crosby, once a two-sport hope, focuses on NFL

Mr. Louis Coffey, Jr.    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Woodruff, II    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Tommie Howard    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Couch    (MONROE, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Hills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ed Lott, Jr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Miguel C. Diaz    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lois McGahee    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Rev. Gil Harper, Sr.    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Craig Lovin    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Eathel Curry    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Niece    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cleo Winfrey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra B. Parrish    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Baxley Ray    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Dr. Duncan Randall    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jessie Hood    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Chris Redd    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Eathel Curry    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Robinson    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis Coffey, Jr.    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. William J. Trawick    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Cott Surles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Patrick Tyler    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Bertha Hunt Green    (DEARING, Ga.)

Rev. Gil Harper, Sr.    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald G. Wallace    (LARGO, FL.)

Mrs. Anne McDade    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Ginny Wilhoit    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Tingle    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Adele Whitfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lillie B. Anderson    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Anderson    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Frances Key    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Baxley Ray    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Coats    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Annie Bell Wimberly    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Lillie B. Anderson    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Coats    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Couch    (SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert O. Haskell, Jr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Miguel C. Diaz    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Daniel    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise D. Edward    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Crouch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Frances Key    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Cott Surles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy B. Harrison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Coats    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Hills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Miguel D. Cartagena    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Tommie Howard    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Coats    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Lee Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Couch    (MONROE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lois McGahee    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Crouch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ed Lott, Jr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Daniel    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Craig Lovin    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert O. Haskell, Jr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Mr. Alden A. Lofquist, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Patricia Niece    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lois McGahee    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Prince    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Miguel D. Cartagena    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Edna F. Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. David A. Ward    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Woodruff, II    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Cleo Winfrey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Albert Brown    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy B. Harrison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Ginny Wilhoit    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Adele Whitfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise D. Edward    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Patrick Tyler    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Couch    (SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.)

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

Ms. Annie Bell Wimberly    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Chris Redd    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Anderson    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Albert Brown    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lois McGahee    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Lee Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alden A. Lofquist, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. David A. Ward    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald G. Wallace    (LARGO, FL.)

Mrs. Clara Tingle    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. William J. Trawick    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Edna F. Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Robinson    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. Duncan Randall    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Prince    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra B. Parrish    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne McDade    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Hood    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Alden A. Lofquist, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Rosa Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Patrick Tyler (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Ms. Annie Bell Wimberly (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Hood (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Frances Key (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Coats (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ed Lott, Jr. (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommie Howard (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Lee Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Niece (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Baxley Ray (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Clara Tingle (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy B. Harrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Edna F. Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Anderson (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Prince (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Woodruff, II (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Ginny Wilhoit (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Miguel D. Cartagena (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lois McGahee (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Robinson (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adele Whitfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William J. Trawick (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. David A. Ward (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Lillie B. Anderson (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Couch (MONROE, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Hills (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lois McGahee (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise D. Edward (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Miguel C. Diaz (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Crouch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Rev. Gil Harper, Sr. (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Coats (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis Coffey, Jr. (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra B. Parrish (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Cott Surles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Couch (SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne McDade (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Albert Brown (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert O. Haskell, Jr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Chris Redd (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Craig Lovin (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Daniel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cleo Winfrey (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eathel Curry (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Armstrong keeps Tour lead despite rough day for team

Overtime

Local schools to file appeals

Rednecks find ingredients for another successful Redneck Games

Armstrong keeps Tour lead despite rough day for team
GERARDMER, France - Lance Armstrong kept his overall lead in the Tour de France on Saturday despite a rough day for his team and fierce challenges in the race's hardest mountain climb so far.

Overtime
As expected, the Phoenix Coyotes have lost an All-Star Game, but will have hockey's greatest player behind the bench when the new collective bargaining agreement finally ends a crippling 10-month lockout sometime next week.

Local schools to file appeals
Two Richmond County schools have decided they're not happy with the Georgia High School Association's moving plans.

Overtime
As expected, the Phoenix Coyotes have lost an All-Star Game, but will have hockey's greatest player behind the bench when the new collective bargaining agreement finally ends a crippling 10-month lockout sometime next week.

Rednecks find ingredients for another successful Redneck Games
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. - Toilet seats, hub caps, gallons of mud, seed spitting and pig's feet may sound like good lyrics to a country song, but provided in the right quantities they are the perfect ingredients to another successful Summer Redneck Games.

Armstrong keeps Tour lead despite rough day for team
GERARDMER, France - Lance Armstrong kept his overall lead in the Tour de France on Saturday despite a rough day for his team and fierce challenges in the race's hardest mountain climb so far.

Area sports 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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Overtime
Former USC Aiken pitcher Steve Dunham has agreed to a minor league contract with the Joliet Jackhammers of the independent Northern League, the team announced Friday.

Rednecks find ingredients for another successful Redneck Games
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. - Toilet seats, hub caps, gallons of mud, seed spitting and pig's feet may sound like good lyrics to a country song, but provided in the right quantities they are the perfect ingredients to another successful Summer Redneck Games.

Overtime
Former USC Aiken pitcher Steve Dunham has agreed to a minor league contract with the Joliet Jackhammers of the independent Northern League, the team announced Friday.

Local schools to file appeals
Two Richmond County schools have decided they're not happy with the Georgia High School Association's moving plans.

Area sports 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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar

Early riser

Early riser
specialEarly riserJoey Hadden of North Augusta was fishing with Dennis Rountree of Martinez at a private pond near Edgefield, S.C., on July 3, when Hadden hooked this 10-pound, 1-ounce largemouth on his fourth cast of the morning before sunrise. He was casting a spinner bait and the big fish was released.handout via source 7-6-05

Early riser
specialEarly riserJoey Hadden of North Augusta was fishing with Dennis Rountree of Martinez at a private pond near Edgefield, S.C., on July 3, when Hadden hooked this 10-pound, 1-ounce largemouth on his fourth cast of the morning before sunrise. He was casting a spinner bait and the big fish was released.handout via source 7-6-05

Venture will improve quail site
It's no secret that the South's signature bird has a sophisticated palate.

Local event 'jammed' with talent
It didn't take Rick Meyer very long to figure out that the talent level for this year's Nike Peach Jam could be the best in the 10-year history of the event.

Sedentary summer sped Steed's growth
Summer shut-ins can relax. What's worked for Austin Steed might work for even the brightest of basketball talents.

Local event 'jammed' with talent
It didn't take Rick Meyer very long to figure out that the talent level for this year's Nike Peach Jam could be the best in the 10-year history of the event.

Sedentary summer sped Steed's growth
Summer shut-ins can relax. What's worked for Austin Steed might work for even the brightest of basketball talents.

Crosby, once a two-sport hope, focuses on NFL
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Sitting on the porch four years ago, grinning about his high selection by the Kansas City Royals months after signing to play receiver at Clemson, Roscoe Crosby's path seemed clear - Major League Baseball success during the summer and football stardom each fall.

Crosby, once a two-sport hope, focuses on NFL
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Sitting on the porch four years ago, grinning about his high selection by the Kansas City Royals months after signing to play receiver at Clemson, Roscoe Crosby's path seemed clear - Major League Baseball success during the summer and football stardom each fall.

Anglicans driven by four competing approaches to Bible
In their tense debate about homosexuality, the world's 77 million Anglicans (called Episcopalians in the United States) take four approaches to biblical teaching: dismissal, perplexity, renovation and traditionalism.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Children's comments, reflections fill book
In the days before mandatory car seats, toddler Ron Galloway was standing on the front seat of the family car next to his mother, Anne, as she drove one cold rainy night to a convenience store for milk.

Tom Cruise lends Hollywood hype to Scientology
There's nothing unusual about celebrities promoting their faith - think Madonna and kabbalah, Richard Gere and Buddhism, Muhammad Ali and Islam - but the Church of Scientology's Celebrity Centers have been unusually adept at cultivating entertainers such as actor Tom Cruise.

Tom Cruise lends Hollywood hype to Scientology
There's nothing unusual about celebrities promoting their faith - think Madonna and kabbalah, Richard Gere and Buddhism, Muhammad Ali and Islam - but the Church of Scientology's Celebrity Centers have been unusually adept at cultivating entertainers such as actor Tom Cruise.

The Crowns celebrate
The Crowns will mark their first anniversary in August, though the group's singers have performed together for about five years.

Faith diigest
The First Baptist Church of Evans Ladies Trio will perform at the Time Out business luncheon at 11:50 a.m. Thursday at the church, 515 N. Belair Road in Evans. Lunch is $5. Reservations are due Wednesday. Call 863-1228.

'Sisters' work to motivate children
Maxine Donaldson's heart went out to the girls at her school who were picking on one another and squabbling over boys. What they needed was a friend, a big sister.

'Sisters' work to motivate children
Maxine Donaldson's heart went out to the girls at her school who were picking on one another and squabbling over boys. What they needed was a friend, a big sister.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

The Crowns celebrate
The Crowns will mark their first anniversary in August, though the group's singers have performed together for about five years.

Religion News in Brief
NEW YORK - Leaders of the National Council of Churches and several member denominations marked July 4 with a petition stating vehement opposition to United States policy in Iraq.

Jewish foundation helps teachers learn how to teach the Holocaust
NEW YORK - Six decades later, the Holocaust remains a painful and emotionally draining topic - and a special challenge for middle school and high school teachers who have to instruct students about one of the most horrific episodes in human history.

Religion News in Brief
NEW YORK - Leaders of the National Council of Churches and several member denominations marked July 4 with a petition stating vehement opposition to United States policy in Iraq.

Professor studies film for insights on religion
Although many moviegoers thought Terminator 2: Judgement Day was a high-impact action film, other viewers found religious overtones in the 1991 story of John Connor, the boy who saved the world from killer machines with the help of his mother.

Children's comments, reflections fill book
In the days before mandatory car seats, toddler Ron Galloway was standing on the front seat of the family car next to his mother, Anne, as she drove one cold rainy night to a convenience store for milk.

Anglicans driven by four competing approaches to Bible
In their tense debate about homosexuality, the world's 77 million Anglicans (called Episcopalians in the United States) take four approaches to biblical teaching: dismissal, perplexity, renovation and traditionalism.

Jug a blessing, and a curse

Hulk Hogan and his family united in their dysfunction
NEW YORK - The similarities between Ozzy Osbourne's family and Terry "Hulk" Hogan's bleached-blond brood are as striking as the wrestling legend's famous leg drop finishing move.

Hulk Hogan and his family united in their dysfunction
NEW YORK - The similarities between Ozzy Osbourne's family and Terry "Hulk" Hogan's bleached-blond brood are as striking as the wrestling legend's famous leg drop finishing move.

Pauly Shore abandons horsing around past on new reality show

Pauly Shore abandons horsing around past on new reality show
NEW YORK - Pauly Shore is sitting in the back of a horse-drawn carriage trotting through sun-drenched Central Park.

Pauly Shore abandons horsing around past on new reality show
NEW YORK - Pauly Shore is sitting in the back of a horse-drawn carriage trotting through sun-drenched Central Park.

TV highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

TV highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
In his shrewd investigation, Jared Diamond puts a new spin on the old idea that "Life isn't fair."

TV highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
In his shrewd investigation, Jared Diamond puts a new spin on the old idea that "Life isn't fair."

Hulk Hogan and his family united in their dysfunction

Judge rules against anonymity for witnesses in Cosby lawsuit

State task force seeks out Internet predators

Children are fascinated by critters

Events

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Pet of the week

Aiken facility for elderly receives national recognition

North Augusta High rifle team will shoot for national honors

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Farmers Market

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University of South Carolina Aiken honors

Health and support groups

Children enjoy the cool games at park in Clearwater

Concert series sees return of local saxophonist

Bookings

Youths working for better world

Adult literacy sites

'Sisters' work to motivate children

Children's comments, reflections fill book

Faith calendar

Anglicans driven by four competing approaches to Bible

The Crowns celebrate

Religion News in Brief

Tom Cruise lends Hollywood hype to Scientology