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Artist paints his images with humor, surprises
For Augusta artist Jay Jacobs, inspiration can come from a snippet of song, a phrase uttered on the radio, even the gentle curve of a line hastily applied to a blank canvas. The only constant is a firmly held belief that art should entertain before it educates.

Timely tribute
It took more than longtime Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre director Steve Walpert's blessing to persuade Les Reagan to take the helm of a production at the theater.

Timely tribute
It took more than longtime Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre director Steve Walpert's blessing to persuade Les Reagan to take the helm of a production at the theater.

Fine arts calendar

Fine arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit 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@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Artist paints his images with humor, surprises

Fine arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit 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@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Artist paints his images with humor, surprises
For Augusta artist Jay Jacobs, inspiration can come from a snippet of song, a phrase uttered on the radio, even the gentle curve of a line hastily applied to a blank canvas. The only constant is a firmly held belief that art should entertain before it educates.

Timely tribute

Sidewinders pack potent bite
Hollow pings of metal bats hitting baseballs and the dull thud of balls hitting leather mitts fill the barn-like structure.

Youth has given Braves new life
ATLANTA -- The poignant moment in the Atlanta Braves' first half of the season didn't occur on the field of play. It was in the dugout.

Youth has given Braves new life

Piazza, Beltran lead Mets to defeat Braves
NEW YORK - And who says Carlos Beltran and Mike Piazza were undeserving All-Stars?

Youth has given Braves new life
ATLANTA -- The poignant moment in the Atlanta Braves' first half of the season didn't occur on the field of play. It was in the dugout.

Ailing starters on the way back
NEW YORK - After an All-Star break vacation in the Bahamas for Tim Hudson and Mike Hampton, it's time for the Braves' injured arms to go back to work. Literally.

Piazza, Beltran lead Mets to defeat Braves
NEW YORK - And who says Carlos Beltran and Mike Piazza were undeserving All-Stars?

Piazza, Beltran lead Mets to defeat Braves

Ailing starters on the way back
NEW YORK - After an All-Star break vacation in the Bahamas for Tim Hudson and Mike Hampton, it's time for the Braves' injured arms to go back to work. Literally.

Ailing starters on the way back

Sharp develops 'two-way viewing-angle' LCD
TOKYO — At last, a way to end squabbles over which TV channel to watch — without buying a second set. Sharp Corp. has developed a liquid-crystal display that shows totally different images to people viewing the screen from the left and the right.

Developer group plans retail village

Belk location to close once new center opens
Belk Inc. officials will shut down their North Augusta location once a bigger store is completed at a new retail center planned for Augusta.

Restaurant angles for fish eaters
A new restaurant is casting its line into the feeding frenzy along Washington Road. It's up to you to take the bait.

Cost-conscious Dell branches out on style
DALLAS — From boring old beige computer cases to the more recent gray and black models, style isn't a word often associated with computer maker Dell Inc. But as the company continues to push into consumer products with plasma televisions and digital music players, it's adding a dash of flash to a revamped lineup of desktop and notebook computers.

Restaurant angles for fish eaters
A new restaurant is casting its line into the feeding frenzy along Washington Road. It's up to you to take the bait.

Harry Potter retailers wage dark war of their own
LONDON - As fans desperate to read the latest adventures of schoolboy wizard Harry Potter place orders for the new book due out Saturday, bookshops and other sellers are practicing some dark arts to ensure a share of the profits.

Sharp develops 'two-way viewing-angle' LCD
TOKYO — At last, a way to end squabbles over which TV channel to watch — without buying a second set. Sharp Corp. has developed a liquid-crystal display that shows totally different images to people viewing the screen from the left and the right.

Restaurant angles for fish eaters

Harry Potter retailers wage dark war of their own
LONDON - As fans desperate to read the latest adventures of schoolboy wizard Harry Potter place orders for the new book due out Saturday, bookshops and other sellers are practicing some dark arts to ensure a share of the profits.

Developer group plans retail village
A $150 million Belk- and Dillard's-anchored shopping center could be on its way to a location near the intersection of River Watch Parkway and Interstate 20.

Cost-conscious Dell branches out on style
DALLAS — From boring old beige computer cases to the more recent gray and black models, style isn't a word often associated with computer maker Dell Inc. But as the company continues to push into consumer products with plasma televisions and digital music players, it's adding a dash of flash to a revamped lineup of desktop and notebook computers.

Developer group plans retail village
A $150 million Belk- and Dillard's-anchored shopping center could be on its way to a location near the intersection of River Watch Parkway and Interstate 20.

Harry Potter retailers wage dark war of their own

Cost-conscious Dell branches out on style

Sharp develops 'two-way viewing-angle' LCD

Caught in his own web
The controversy surrounding presidential adviser Karl Rove and the leaked identity of a CIA agent is complicated, certainly.

Caught in his own web
The controversy surrounding presidential adviser Karl Rove and the leaked identity of a CIA agent is complicated, certainly.

Caught in his own web

Getting the right medicine
If there are reasons to believe a couple of bad pharmacists may be dispensing the wrong medicine, it ought to take less time than a year and a half to get at the truth - and, if necessary, run them out of business.

Evans' lucky number
It's not often that being ranked No. 32 on a list feels a lot like being ranked No. 1.

Europe's nightmare
What's perhaps scariest to Britons - and should be to the rest of the civilized world - is that last week's terrorist attacks on London's transit systems, killing more than 50 people and injuring scores more, apparently were carried out by suicide bombers.

Evans' lucky number
It's not often that being ranked No. 32 on a list feels a lot like being ranked No. 1.

Getting the right medicine
If there are reasons to believe a couple of bad pharmacists may be dispensing the wrong medicine, it ought to take less time than a year and a half to get at the truth - and, if necessary, run them out of business.

Getting the right medicine

Evans' lucky number

Open tab
Ready for a night out? Here's a roundup of drink specials and entertainment at nightclubs in Augusta and Aiken:

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

The Liquid Life
Helga's Lounge, 2015 Central Ave.

Open tab
Ready for a night out? Here's a roundup of drink specials and entertainment at nightclubs in Augusta and Aiken:

Features, wit bonus to run-of-the-mill game
Alien invasions often make for great entertainment, and Destroy All Humans! is no exception.

'Desperate Housewives' among top Emmy nominees
LOS ANGELES - "Desperate Housewives," a dark satire about suburbia that became an instant hit in its debut season, was among the top Emmy nominees announced Thursday.

Have proper clothing, caution when hitting rink for first time
There's a vast difference between ice-skating in a rink and on a frozen pond.

Slater turns down plea deal
NEW YORK - Christian Slater rejected a plea bargain deal from prosecutors Thursday on a charge of allegedly groping a woman.

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@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Cameron Diaz testifies in trial over topless photos
LOS ANGELES - Giggling about her early modeling career, Cameron Diaz took the stand Thursday in a criminal trial that involves topless photos taken of her before she became a well-known actress.

Features, wit bonus to run-of-the-mill game
Alien invasions often make for great entertainment, and Destroy All Humans! is no exception.

People in the News
ATLANTA - A former star of the "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV show is urging fans to skip the forthcoming movie version, calling it "a sleazy insult."

Hungry for Harry?
The wait ends tonight.

The Liquid Life
Helga's Lounge, 2015 Central Ave.

Quiz: How well do you know Harry?
Try your hand at this quick quiz to see how much you really know about the world of Harry Potter:

Have proper clothing, caution when hitting rink for first time
There's a vast difference between ice-skating in a rink and on a frozen pond.

People in the News
ATLANTA - A former star of the "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV show is urging fans to skip the forthcoming movie version, calling it "a sleazy insult."

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@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Quiz: How well do you know Harry?
Try your hand at this quick quiz to see how much you really know about the world of Harry Potter:

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

Cameron Diaz testifies in trial over topless photos
LOS ANGELES - Giggling about her early modeling career, Cameron Diaz took the stand Thursday in a criminal trial that involves topless photos taken of her before she became a well-known actress.

Chillin' out
When the Augusta Ice Forum opened in early 1999, it was envisioned as a place where the young and old could gather to learn to skate, play ice hockey and keep cool from Georgia's scorching summers.

'Desperate Housewives' among top Emmy nominees
LOS ANGELES - "Desperate Housewives," a dark satire about suburbia that became an instant hit in its debut season, was among the top Emmy nominees announced Thursday.

Fishing 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.

Fishing 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.

Storms signal time to head ashore
When the hair on your arms and the back of your neck starts to stand up and your fishing line shows reluctance to settle onto the water, you are not hallucinating.

Fishing tournaments

Storms signal time to head ashore

Storms signal time to head ashore
When the hair on your arms and the back of your neck starts to stand up and your fishing line shows reluctance to settle onto the water, you are not hallucinating.

What's for Lunch

Who lives in a... carrot under the sea?
Skip the Krabby Patty, SpongeBob SquarePants is going veggie.

Who lives in a... carrot under the sea?
Skip the Krabby Patty, SpongeBob SquarePants is going veggie.

What's for Lunch
Ming-Yat, 434 Georgia Ave., North Augusta.

What's for Lunch
Ming-Yat, 434 Georgia Ave., North Augusta.

Grubbin': Starbucks to open full-service cafe
Starbucks, the Seattle-based chain responsible for introducing Frappuccino to the American lexicon, will open its first full-service cafe in Augusta on July 23. The 1,752-square-foot cafe, which is opening at 3018 Washington Road, the former site of a McDonald's at the Interstate 20 westbound access ramp, will feature a patio, a drive-through and a menu replete with talls, grandes and ventes.

Grubbin': Starbucks to open full-service cafe
Starbucks, the Seattle-based chain responsible for introducing Frappuccino to the American lexicon, will open its first full-service cafe in Augusta on July 23. The 1,752-square-foot cafe, which is opening at 3018 Washington Road, the former site of a McDonald's at the Interstate 20 westbound access ramp, will feature a patio, a drive-through and a menu replete with talls, grandes and ventes.

Who lives in a... carrot under the sea?

Grubbin': Starbucks to open full-service cafe

Summer heat can take toll on tomatoes
Area tomato growers are experiencing problems with tomato blossoms falling off and not setting fruit, and this is a common occurrence during the hot days of summer.

Summer heat can take toll on tomatoes

A case of botanical identity theft

A case of botanical identity theft
How's this for a case of identity theft? I went shopping for some geraniums recently and came home with an assortment of pelargoniums.

Summer heat can take toll on tomatoes
Area tomato growers are experiencing problems with tomato blossoms falling off and not setting fruit, and this is a common occurrence during the hot days of summer.

A case of botanical identity theft
How's this for a case of identity theft? I went shopping for some geraniums recently and came home with an assortment of pelargoniums.

GreenJackets leads league in rain outs
When the Augusta GreenJack¤ets' staff distributed pocket schedules before the season, a higher being apparently got a copy.

GreenJackets spared a total washout
Luckily for the Augusta GreenJackets, doubleheaders start one hour earlier.

GreenJackets leads league in rain outs
When the Augusta GreenJackets' staff distributed pocket schedules before the season, a higher being apparently got a copy.

GreenJackets spared a total washout
Luckily for the Augusta GreenJackets, doubleheaders start one hour earlier.

A little 'research' will cost you
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- The lure was simply too much. You step into a betting parlor to do "research" and you're guaranteed to leave a few pounds lighter.

Tiger leads after beginning with 66
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- The British Open Championship turned gloomy on its first day.

Golf: Nicklaus loses the magic
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jack Nicklaus was hoping to produce something special, sitting at even par through 10 holes in his major championship sendoff.

Golf: Nicklaus loses the magic

Golf: Round keeps Howell upbeat
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - After days of sweltering heat and stifling stillness, Charles Howell was pleased to experience more suitable conditions at the Old Course on Thursday.

Golfer takes swing at being shutterbug

Wind keeps St. Andrews challenging

Howell aims to get on track

Regions Cup struggles to attract players
Participation is down and concern about the health of the Regions Cup amateur golf series is on the rise.

Howell aims to get on track
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Charles Howell has had some rough days since he turned professional, but the final round of June's U.S. Open was among the toughest.

Golfer takes swing at being shutterbug
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - It was a scene you'll never see at Augusta National Golf Club.

Wind keeps St. Andrews challenging
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- It stands out on the wall inside the Dunvegan Hotel like an asterisk in the baseball record book beside Roger Maris' 61 home runs.

Golf: Nicklaus loses the magic
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jack Nicklaus was hoping to produce something special, sitting at even par through 10 holes in his major championship sendoff.

Howell aims to get on track
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Charles Howell has had some rough days since he turned professional, but the final round of June's U.S. Open was among the toughest.

Golf: Wie squeaks past Claxton
LEBANON, Ohio -- With the nation's most famous amateur golfer - male or female - walking by on the first hole, Will Claxton tried to start a conversation.

Golf: Round keeps Howell upbeat

Wind keeps St. Andrews challenging
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- It stands out on the wall inside the Dunvegan Hotel like an asterisk in the baseball record book beside Roger Maris' 61 home runs.

Golf: Wie squeaks past Claxton

Regions Cup struggles to attract players
Participation is down and concern about the health of the Regions Cup amateur golf series is on the rise.

Golf: Wie squeaks past Claxton
LEBANON, Ohio -- With the nation's most famous amateur golfer - male or female - walking by on the first hole, Will Claxton tried to start a conversation.

Golf: Round keeps Howell upbeat
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - After days of sweltering heat and stifling stillness, Charles Howell was pleased to experience more suitable conditions at the Old Course on Thursday.

Golfer takes swing at being shutterbug
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - It was a scene you'll never see at Augusta National Golf Club.

Regions Cup struggles to attract players

GreenJackets spared a total washout

GreenJackets leads league in rain outs

Duo puts on quite a show at Peach Jam

Basketball anchors sons of coaches

Locals unable to pick up win

Vacationers have time to meet our goal
There are only 11 states to go before we reach our annual summer goal - a vacation postcard from all 50 states (and D.C.)

Riverside Elementary School principal demoted
Riverside Elementary School Principal Jeanie Hill was demoted today because she did not immediately report allegations of inappropriate touching by a substitute teacher.

NACo says Hawaii trip is nothing unusual
HONOLULU -- With all the fuss raised about elected officials jetting off to Hawaii at taxpayer-expense for a National Association of Counties meeting, you'd think some of the hullabaloo would reach the event's organizers.

Aiken caregiver charged with homicide in beating death of 6-year-old girl
AIKEN - The 6-year-old Aiken girl who'd been dead for up to 14 hours before being taken to a hospital was beaten to death, authorities said tonight.

Commissioners reach Hawaii resort
HONOLULU -- Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams is a man of his word.

Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks hands over command
With a lei from a friend around her neck and one last "hooah" shouted at the end of the Army song, Fort Gordon's first female commander handed over the job Friday to a man who is now entrusted to lead the Army's Signal Corps.

Investors to build shopping center on River Watch

Letter writers get it wrong on Iraq

GM engines are not so primitive
The letter by Bruce Cameron ("U.S. automotve technology lags," June 18) about General Motors cars being built around 1940s technology is totally incorrect.Lee Cheesborough, Augusta

Get constitutional constructionists
The big secret is now out: When Sens. Joseph Biden and Ted Kennedy, and the rest of the liberal crowd, tell you that a judicial nominee is "out of the mainstream," that means the person may actually have the temerity to believe the words of the Constitution have meaning.David G. Brown, Augusta

Commandments are wrongly ignored
The Ten Commandments have more or less been a reliable standard for just about every major religion in the world, and certainly a great recipe for sanity and civilized behavior.Barbara Grear, Augusta

Commandments are wrongly ignored

Letter writers get it wrong on Iraq
In response to the letter writer who said that America needs people sticking up for America, not sticking it to America ("Dems have eroded our military might," July 6): There is an organization that has historically done this very thing: the Democratic Party.Patricia Lavins, Aiken, S.C.

With these guys, nation is in peril
With the continued abuses of freedoms of speech and press, together with the right of enemies captured on the field of battle to use our court system, our country will not survive!Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

Letter writers get it wrong on Iraq
In response to the letter writer who said that America needs people sticking up for America, not sticking it to America ("Dems have eroded our military might," July 6): There is an organization that has historically done this very thing: the Democratic Party.Patricia Lavins, Aiken, S.C.

Lottery helps gamblers? Huh?
The Georgia lottery funds a program designed to help compulsive gamblers stop gambling.Bill Dekle, Millen

With these guys, nation is in peril
With the continued abuses of freedoms of speech and press, together with the right of enemies captured on the field of battle to use our court system, our country will not survive!Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

With these guys, nation is in peril

Commandments are wrongly ignored
The Ten Commandments have more or less been a reliable standard for just about every major religion in the world, and certainly a great recipe for sanity and civilized behavior.Barbara Grear, Augusta

Fashion briefs

New fabrics help control temperature

Travel Briefs

New fabrics help control temperature
NEW YORK - Summer presents a dressing dilemma to many people: There might be a 25-degree rise in temperature from the time you leave your house to the time you arrive at work - and then if your office is air-conditioned, there might be an even steeper drop once you step inside.

Travel Briefs
LOS ANGELES - Looking for an insider's view of your favorite show? Consider a studio tour on your next visit to the Los Angeles area. Just remember to call ahead to make reservations and double-check schedules, as times and routes can vary.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - Most people complain about what heat and humidity do to their hair: They cause frizziness. But stylist Kevin Mancuso sees a flip side - "Let's just start with no static."

New fabrics help control temperature
NEW YORK - Summer presents a dressing dilemma to many people: There might be a 25-degree rise in temperature from the time you leave your house to the time you arrive at work - and then if your office is air-conditioned, there might be an even steeper drop once you step inside.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - Most people complain about what heat and humidity do to their hair: They cause frizziness. But stylist Kevin Mancuso sees a flip side - "Let's just start with no static."

Travel Briefs
LOS ANGELES - Looking for an insider's view of your favorite show? Consider a studio tour on your next visit to the Los Angeles area. Just remember to call ahead to make reservations and double-check schedules, as times and routes can vary.

Lawyers seek clarity on child support law
ATLANTA - Georgia attorneys voiced concern about the state's new child support law Wednesday, warning that the measure needs lots of changes to become more "user-friendly" before taking effect next July.

News you can use

Dragboat racers set to make splash
Workers are transforming Augusta's Riverfront Marina into a spectator's paradise for this weekend's 20th annual Augusta Southern Nationals dragboat races.

Mother says newborn drowned in bathtub
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are looking into the death of a newborn boy after his mother gave birth at her Augusta home, officials said Wednesday.

Across the area
North Augusta Public Safety officers are looking for a 74-year-old man with several health problems who left his workplace Tuesday night and hasn't been seen since, officials said Wednesday.

Chase leads to arrests of robbery suspects
THOMSON, Ga. - Two armed robbery suspects were arrested in Warren County on Wednesday morning after a holdup at the Fast Fare in Thomson followed by a police chase.

Tensions have been high inside college

Park work trails wetlands project
Just as one Columbia County park project is beginning to pick up speed, another has hit a snag.

Across the area

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Friends died together in I-20 car wreck

Across South Carolina

Uncle-back ride
Zachary Vitha, 11, gets a piggy-back ride courtesy of his uncle, James Christgau, as they and niece Michaela Vitha, 7, walk along the Eighth Street bulkhead in Augusta.

Kid of the Day

Wrens officer accuses chief of violations
The city of Wrens is conducting an internal investigation of Police Chief David Hannah.

News you can use

New rules include penalties, rewards

Investors to build shopping center on River Watch

Friends died together in I-20 car wreck
Since they were children, Tariq Fischer, 19, and Imran Khan, 20, both of Martinez, have been friends.

District to guide Aiken's design

Kid of the Day

Lawyers seek clarity on child support law

Across the region

Chase leads to arrests of robbery suspects

Burn center is expanding

Park work trails wetlands project

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Embattled Charleston City Councilman Kwadjo Campbell has been indicted on three charges involving campaign contributions and misconduct in office, the state attorney general's office said Wednesday.

Across Georgia

Dragboat racers set to make splash
Workers are transforming Augusta's Riverfront Marina into a spectator's paradise for this weekend's 20th annual Augusta Southern Nationals dragboat races.

Wrens officer accuses chief of violations

Park work trails wetlands project
Just as one Columbia County park project is beginning to pick up speed, another has hit a snag.

School workers to be screened for sex offenses
A price can't be placed on a child's safety, members of the Richmond County Board of Education said Thursday.

Wreck on I-20 kills three college students
Three Columbia County college students died Wednesday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 20 in Taliaferro County.

Girl's death is investigated
A 6-year-old Aiken girl had likely been dead up to 14 hours before her guardian took her to a local hospital, authorities said Friday.

Dragboat racers set to make splash

Post's new facility to aid in network node training
Fort Gordon's outgoing commander helped Thursday to introduce new training facilities that will get soldiers ready for the next generation of battlefield communications.

Kid of the Day
Mason Todd Ezernack is today's Kid of the Day.

Burn center is expanding
The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital will complete one of its biggest expansions in five years July 26, center director Tanya Simpson said Thursday. The burn unit will increase its capacity by 11 beds to a total of 55.

Kid of the Day
McKenzie McTier is today's Kid of the Day.

Group hopes to save old theater
Michael Deas has such fond memories of watching movies at the Miller Theater as a child, he toured the property with a real estate agent when he learned it was for sale.

Correction
- An article in Thursday's Metro section of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly identified Jim Ellison, the city of Augusta's lawyer in a lawsuit involving sewage sludge.

Second man arrested in drive-by shooting
Police have arrested a second man in connection with a drive-by shooting in Hephzibah last month.

Care audit to save funds
ATLANTA - An effort to weed out fraud and abuse in the health-care system for state employees could save taxpayers $30 million, the program's director said Thursday.

Caregiver arrested in child's death
AIKEN - The 6-year-old Aiken girl who'd been dead for up to 14 hours before being taken to a hospital was beaten to death, authorities said Thursday.

Group hopes to save old theater
Michael Deas has such fond memories of watching movies at the Miller Theater as a child, he toured the property with a real estate agent when he learned it was for sale.

Friends died together in I-20 car wreck
Since they were children, Tariq Fischer, 19, and Imran Khan, 20, both of Martinez, have been friends.

Caregiver arrested in child's death
AIKEN - The 6-year-old Aiken girl who'd been dead for up to 14 hours before being taken to a hospital was beaten to death, authorities said Thursday.

Program puts more nurses into job market
After 32 years of working as a licensed practical nurse, Gary Jones, 53, went back to school this summer as part of a program to inject more registered nurses into the job market and counter a national nursing shortage.

Care audit to save funds

Correction
- An article in Thursday's Metro section of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly identified Jim Ellison, the city of Augusta's lawyer in a lawsuit involving sewage sludge.

Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks hands over command

News you can use
Afternoon storms can pop up at any time and in a short time dump inches of rain on streets and roads.

Riverside Elementary School principal demoted

Across the area
North Augusta Public Safety officers are continuing their search for a 74-year-old man with health problems who left his workplace Tuesday night and hasn't been seen since, officials said Wednesday.

NACo says Hawaii trip is nothing unusual

Across the region
ATLANTA - The remnants of Hurricane Dennis caused at least $20 million in property damage to Georgia, state officials said Thursday.

Storm causes power outages, flooding

Seven sex offenders did not register
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for seven sex offenders who haven't registered their addresses this year.

Correction

Storm causes power outages, flooding
The storms that rattled through the area Thursday night caused areas of flooding and scattered power outages mainly in the Augusta area.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The first black woman ever to lead the highest appeals court in any state said Wednesday that she is setting up a commission to examine the welfare of families because domestic cases such as divorces and child custody fights are clogging up the court system.

Post's new facility to aid in network node training
Fort Gordon's outgoing commander helped Thursday to introduce new training facilities that will get soldiers ready for the next generation of battlefield communications.

News you can use
Georgians had best watch out. While those to the west of the Savannah River are enjoying the lazy days of summer, the Palmetto State is engaged in battle - fighting off sedentary lifestyles, nicotine and bad eating habits.

Friends recall teen's talent, humor
Friends of Tariq Fischer say they will always remember him as a funny guy who had a gregarious personality.

New rules include penalties, rewards
ATLANTA - State oversight of schools failing to meet federal standards would be significantly overhauled under a plan expected to be approved today by the state Board of Education.

Girl's death is investigated

Chase leads to arrests of robbery suspects
THOMSON, Ga. - Two armed robbery suspects were arrested in Warren County on Wednesday morning after a holdup at the Fast Fare in Thomson followed by a police chase.

Uncle-back ride

District to guide Aiken's design
AIKEN - Some saw it as a necessary development tool to protect the downtown area. At least one person saw it as a cumbersome new layer of rules and regulations.

Caregiver arrested in child's death

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

School workers to be screened for sex offenses

Tensions have been high inside college
ATHENS, Ga. - Two weeks after the University of Georgia reprimanded journalism Dean John Soloski for comments university officials deemed a reasonable person could think had sexual connotations, documents from the university suggest that the problems in Grady College were broader than one incident.

Appeals court reverses sludge suit ruling
Georgia's Court of Appeals has reversed portions of a Superior Court judge's 2004 ruling that dismissed a Richmond County family's claim that dairy cattle and land were poisoned by sewage sludge.

Teachers learn new curriculum
Training has trickled down the ranks as the Georgia Department of Education prepares to implement the first phase of its curriculum overhaul.

Tensions have been high inside college
ATHENS, Ga. - Two weeks after the University of Georgia reprimanded journalism Dean John Soloski for comments university officials deemed a reasonable person could think had sexual connotations, documents from the university suggest that the problems in Grady College were broader than one incident.

Teachers learn new curriculum

Lawyers seek clarity on child support law
ATLANTA - Georgia attorneys voiced concern about the state's new child support law Wednesday, warning that the measure needs lots of changes to become more "user-friendly" before taking effect next July.

Across the area

Uncle-back ride
Zachary Vitha, 11, gets a piggy-back ride courtesy of his uncle, James Christgau, as they and niece Michaela Vitha, 7, walk along the Eighth Street bulkhead in Augusta.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The first black woman ever to lead the highest appeals court in any state said Wednesday that she is setting up a commission to examine the welfare of families because domestic cases such as divorces and child custody fights are clogging up the court system.

Investors to build shopping center on River Watch

Dental program cuts are in limbo
ATLANTA - Negotiations on changes to a state-funded dental plan for children have stalled, those on both sides of the issue say, and some dentists now fear cuts to the program could imperil children's lives.

Girl's death is investigated
A 6-year-old Aiken girl had likely been dead up to 14 hours before her guardian took her to a local hospital, authorities said Friday.

Across the region
ATLANTA - The remnants of Hurricane Dennis caused at least $20 million in property damage to Georgia, state officials said Thursday.

Wrens officer accuses chief of violations
The city of Wrens is conducting an internal investigation of Police Chief David Hannah.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Post's new facility to aid in network node training

Burn center is expanding
The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital will complete one of its biggest expansions in five years July 26, center director Tanya Simpson said Thursday. The burn unit will increase its capacity by 11 beds to a total of 55.

Group hopes to save old theater

Care audit to save funds
ATLANTA - An effort to weed out fraud and abuse in the health-care system for state employees could save taxpayers $30 million, the program's director said Thursday.

Kid of the Day
Mason Todd Ezernack is today's Kid of the Day.

Kid of the Day
McKenzie McTier is today's Kid of the Day.

Teachers learn new curriculum
Training has trickled down the ranks as the Georgia Department of Education prepares to implement the first phase of its curriculum overhaul.

Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks hands over command
With a lei from a friend around her neck and one last "hooah" shouted at the end of the Army song, Fort Gordon's first female commander handed over the job Friday to a man who is now entrusted to lead the Army's Signal Corps.

District to guide Aiken's design
AIKEN - Some saw it as a necessary development tool to protect the downtown area. At least one person saw it as a cumbersome new layer of rules and regulations.

NACo says Hawaii trip is nothing unusual
HONOLULU -- With all the fuss raised about elected officials jetting off to Hawaii at taxpayer-expense for a National Association of Counties meeting, you'd think some of the hullabaloo would reach the event's organizers.

New rules include penalties, rewards
ATLANTA - State oversight of schools failing to meet federal standards would be significantly overhauled under a plan expected to be approved today by the state Board of Education.

Riverside Elementary School principal demoted
Riverside Elementary School Principal Jeanie Hill was demoted today because she did not immediately report allegations of inappropriate touching by a substitute teacher.

News you can use
Georgians had best watch out. While those to the west of the Savannah River are enjoying the lazy days of summer, the Palmetto State is engaged in battle - fighting off sedentary lifestyles, nicotine and bad eating habits.

School workers to be screened for sex offenses
A price can't be placed on a child's safety, members of the Richmond County Board of Education said Thursday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Embattled Charleston City Councilman Kwadjo Campbell has been indicted on three charges involving campaign contributions and misconduct in office, the state attorney general's office said Wednesday.

News you can use
Afternoon storms can pop up at any time and in a short time dump inches of rain on streets and roads.

Across the area
North Augusta Public Safety officers are looking for a 74-year-old man with several health problems who left his workplace Tuesday night and hasn't been seen since, officials said Wednesday.

Across the area
North Augusta Public Safety officers are continuing their search for a 74-year-old man with health problems who left his workplace Tuesday night and hasn't been seen since, officials said Wednesday.

Storm causes power outages, flooding
The storms that rattled through the area Thursday night caused areas of flooding and scattered power outages mainly in the Augusta area.

Everyone can bet, except the streakers
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- The specials are listed on a chalk board as they might be at a local restaurant.

Time, golf stand still for right reason
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - For two minutes, the British Open stood perfectly still.

Time, golf stand still for right reason
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - For two minutes, the British Open stood perfectly still.

Everyone can bet, except the streakers
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- The specials are listed on a chalk board as they might be at a local restaurant.

'Wedding Crashers' should have ended while the party was still going strong
Wedding Crashers is like one of those awesome parties that's loud and rockin', booze-soaked and packed. All your friends are there, all your favorite songs are playing - but then something goes horribly wrong.

'Constantine' is complex thriller with lots of style

'Wedding Crashers' should have ended while the party was still going strong

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's just out in DVDs, and a calendar of what's coming:

'Constantine' is complex thriller with lots of style
A film focused on an eternal battle between the forces of heaven and hell, Constantine struggles to find a balance between insipid and inspired.

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 augustachronicle.com/movies.

Mini reviews

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 augustachronicle.com/movies.

New on DVD

'Constantine' is complex thriller with lots of style
A film focused on an eternal battle between the forces of heaven and hell, Constantine struggles to find a balance between insipid and inspired.

Judge dismisses slander claim against Michael Moore
DETROIT - A federal judge Thursday threw out a libel and defamation lawsuit filed against filmmaker Michael Moore by the brother of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols.

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's just out in DVDs, and a calendar of what's coming:

'Wedding Crashers' should have ended while the party was still going strong
Wedding Crashers is like one of those awesome parties that's loud and rockin', booze-soaked and packed. All your friends are there, all your favorite songs are playing - but then something goes horribly wrong.

Hot Ticket

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.

Sonic Spotlight

Concert calendar
DAVID ALLAN COE: Saturday, July 23, Last Call.

Hot Ticket
Destiny's Child, 7 p.m. Friday, Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta.

Hot Ticket
Destiny's Child, 7 p.m. Friday, Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta.

Influential musician measures his success in personal improvement

Influential musician measures his success in personal improvement
As a founding member of the influential, if rarely heard, British post-punk outfit Swell Maps and a solo artist destined to always have the term "cult following" attached to his name, Nikki Sudden approaches the idea of success abstractly.

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.

Sonic Spotlight
This week's Sonic Spotlight is on Michael Baideme of North Augusta.

Top 20 Concert Tours

Influential musician measures his success in personal improvement
As a founding member of the influential, if rarely heard, British post-punk outfit Swell Maps and a solo artist destined to always have the term "cult following" attached to his name, Nikki Sudden approaches the idea of success abstractly.

Sonic Spotlight
This week's Sonic Spotlight is on Michael Baideme of North Augusta.

Officials say track can hold next racenotes

Officials say track can hold next racenotes
A tornado packing 150 mph winds touched down at Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 6, causing an estimated $40 million in damage.

NASCAR: Rule allows drivers to be owners
ATLANTA -- Bobby Hamilton proclaims himself the happiest man in NASCAR these days.

NASCAR: Rule allows drivers to be owners
ATLANTA -- Bobby Hamilton proclaims himself the happiest man in NASCAR these days.

Racing Newsmaker: Steve Hmiel
Steve Hmiel returned to Victory Lane as a crew chief last Sunday at Chicagoland, guiding Dale Earnhardt Jr. to his first Nextel Cup win of the season in just his seventh race back on the pit box.

Officials say track can hold next racenotes
A tornado packing 150 mph winds touched down at Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 6, causing an estimated $40 million in damage.

Racing Newsmaker: Steve Hmiel

Racing Newsmaker: Steve Hmiel
Steve Hmiel returned to Victory Lane as a crew chief last Sunday at Chicagoland, guiding Dale Earnhardt Jr. to his first Nextel Cup win of the season in just his seventh race back on the pit box.

NASCAR: Rule allows drivers to be owners

Mrs. Ann Marie Dabrowski    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ralph G. "Ralphie" Phillips    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Willine Johnson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Yuan Liu    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith D. Padgett    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Edith D. Padgett    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Eliza Lue Cartledge    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Beth Offerman    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette K. Fordham    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie C. Maloyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Lott, Sr.    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Catherine Van Sant    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Esther Lacy Lanier    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Richard Lott    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Atlene Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond McKeon, Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Jefferson, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Kemp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph C. Holland    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Louis B. LeFevre    (HOUSTON, Texas)

Mr. James G. Hensiek, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Motin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Harrison    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Kemp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ezell Goff    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Louis B. LeFevre    (HOUSTON, Texas)

Mrs. Mary Glover    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Jefferson, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. David George Reigle    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Richard E. Cawley    (ELBERTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Kemp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. B.R. (Bill) Tadlock    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Louis B. LeFevre    (HOUSTON, Texas)

Rickey J. Williams, III    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Lacy Lanier    (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jonas Taylor    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Jefferson, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Marie Dabrowski    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James G. Hensiek, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Sheppard    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Willine Johnson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Motin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl S. Johnson    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Marie Dabrowski    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Hall, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Mae Hardin    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Joshua Matthew Terronez    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Eliza Lue Cartledge    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Youngblood, Sr.    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Logan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Wray    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Jones    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wasden    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Sheppard    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Jefferson, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ezell Goff    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette K. Fordham    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Glover    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Yuan Liu    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David George Reigle    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Yeldell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Javen S. Cummings    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Wingate    (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Yuan Liu    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beth Offerman    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Yeldell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond McKeon, Jr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Rickey J. Williams, III    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie C. Maloyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry L. Williams    (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mrs. Ruby Mae Hardin    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Javen S. Cummings    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. William Lott, Sr.    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James Buford Kent    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Logan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. B.R. (Bill) Tadlock    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Jones    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet "Jan" Faxon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl S. Johnson    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Louis B. LeFevre    (HOUSTON, Texas)

Mr. Edward Hall, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Kemp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Cunningham    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Marie Dabrowski    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin B. Barron, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne McDade    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Buford Kent    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Richard E. Cawley    (ELBERTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet "Jan" Faxon    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin B. Barron, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Yeldell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Van Sant    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Henry L. Williams    (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mrs. Louise Yuan Liu    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joshua Matthew Terronez    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Youngblood, Sr.    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Richard Lott    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Jessie Yeldell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne McDade    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Wray    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jonas Taylor    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Wingate    (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

Mr. James Harrison    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Wasden    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph G. "Ralphie" Phillips    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. William Cunningham    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Hall, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Javen S. Cummings (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wasden (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Marie Dabrowski (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Anne McDade (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ezell Goff (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Wingate (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Kemp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rickey J. Williams, III (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Van Sant (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Mae Hardin (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Louis B. LeFevre (HOUSTON, Texas)

Mrs. Louise Yuan Liu (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Jefferson, Jr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Yeldell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Harrison (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Eliza Lue Cartledge (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Joshua Matthew Terronez (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph G. "Ralphie" Phillips (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet "Jan" Faxon (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Henry L. Williams (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mr. David George Reigle (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Hensiek, Jr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. B.R. (Bill) Tadlock (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette K. Fordham (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. James Buford Kent (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Motin, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Glover (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Beth Offerman (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Lacy Lanier (HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Mae Kemp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Jones (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Sheppard (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Susie C. Maloyd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Youngblood, Sr. (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. William Cunningham (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Willine Johnson (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond McKeon, Jr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Pearl S. Johnson (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Marie Dabrowski (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Edith D. Padgett (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin B. Barron, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Yeldell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Logan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jonas Taylor (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Richard E. Cawley (ELBERTON, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Richard Lott (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. William Lott, Sr. (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Yuan Liu (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis B. LeFevre (HOUSTON, Texas)

Mrs. Betty Wray (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Jefferson, Jr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Overtime

CSRA Swim League Results

Overtime

Area Announcements

Finishing touches are put on drag boats

Overtime
In Las Vegas, poker's top players and unknowns were in a high-stakes showdown Thursday, each looking to make the nine-person final table at the World Series of Poker's main event and grab a piece of gambling glory.

CSRA Swim League Results
Here are the swim meet results:

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.

Finishing touches are put on drag boats
Today they tinker. On Saturday, they race.

Overtime
South Carolina admitted to 10 NCAA violations committed under former football coach Lou Holtz in a report released Wednesday.

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.

CSRA Swim League Results
Here are the swim meet results:

Finishing touches are put on drag boats
Today they tinker. On Saturday, they race.

Overtime
South Carolina admitted to 10 NCAA violations committed under former football coach Lou Holtz in a report released Wednesday.

Overtime
In Las Vegas, poker's top players and unknowns were in a high-stakes showdown Thursday, each looking to make the nine-person final table at the World Series of Poker's main event and grab a piece of gambling glory.

Locals unable to pick up win
After watching his team finish winless in one of the summer's premier basketball events, Peach Jam Select's Trevor Deloach refused to hang his head.

Duo puts on quite a show at Peach Jam
The most anticipated matchup at the Peach Jam on Wednesday morning was between Friends of Hoop Seattle and the D.C. Blue Devils and the center and point guard at the tournament.

Basketball anchors sons of coaches
Jeremiah Rivers and Jai Lucas see basketball as more than just a game.

Basketball anchors sons of coaches
Jeremiah Rivers and Jai Lucas see basketball as more than just a game.

Locals unable to pick up win
After watching his team finish winless in one of the summer's premier basketball events, Peach Jam Select's Trevor Deloach refused to hang his head.

Duo puts on quite a show at Peach Jam
The most anticipated matchup at the Peach Jam on Wednesday morning was between Friends of Hoop Seattle and the D.C. Blue Devils and the center and point guard at the tournament.

Miller Theater has a rich history in entertainment

Miller Theater has a rich history in entertainment
Country music star Eddy Arnold was once both on and off the screen at the Miller Theater on Broad Street.

Miller Theater has a rich history in entertainment
Country music star Eddy Arnold was once both on and off the screen at the Miller Theater on Broad Street.

Around the block
The French Women of Georgia will hold a Bastille Day celebration at noon today at Le Cafe Du Teau, 1855 Central Ave. For reservations, call Leone Pispisa at 860-8778.

Hicks recognizes former mayor with honorary corps membership
An Air Force veteran received an honorary membership in an Army regiment Friday in a brief ceremony at Fort Gordon's Conrad Hall.

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.

Mini Theatre continues its scholarships
The Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts School awarded college scholarships to nine recent high school graduates during a program June 21.

Library events
Here are events for area libraries.

Pet of the week
Bo, a 10-month-old male yellow Labrador retriever mix, 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. Pets can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 279-6274 or (803) 640-2068.

A girl's best friend
Genevieve Knotts, 4, closes her eyes as she hugs Lad, a Shetland sheepdog owned by Therapy Dogs Inc. staffer Marcia Geraci, during a storytime program for children at the Appleby Branch Library. Personnel from Therapy Dogs talked to the children about dog safety and allowed them to interact with the animals.

Upcoming events
OLD TIME COUNTRY FAIR: 4-9 p.m. Saturday, July 30; Steffen Thomas Museum, 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, Ga.; mobile dairy classroom, Native American cultural exhibits, agility and herding dogs, vintage tractors, cruise-in and more; free; (706) 342-7557.

Hicks recognizes former mayor with honorary corps membership
An Air Force veteran received an honorary membership in an Army regiment Friday in a brief ceremony at Fort Gordon's Conrad Hall.

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.

Recreation calendar
FORT DISCOVERY: Seventh Street, 821-0200; HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Calendar
BASTILLE DAY: Noon today; Cafe du Teau, 1855 Central Ave.; sponsored by French Women of Georgia; for reservations call Leone Pispisa; 860-8778.

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

Military Milestones
- Army Sgt. Maj. Steve A. Harris, a 1982 graduate of Westside High School, has graduated from the Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas.

Show attracts lovers of sport bikes
Dennis Garrett doesn't mind the distances he travels to get to a motorcycle show.

Car show is fashionable
Each year for the past six years, the Shade Tree A's, a local Model A Ford car club, has held its annual car show at Augusta Mall.

Anniversaries
J. Frank and Estelle W. Stewart, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 17 with a family gathering at the home of their son and daughter-in-law in Thomson.

A girl's best friend
Genevieve Knotts, 4, closes her eyes as she hugs Lad, a Shetland sheepdog owned by Therapy Dogs Inc. staffer Marcia Geraci, during a storytime program for children at the Appleby Branch Library. Personnel from Therapy Dogs talked to the children about dog safety and allowed them to interact with the animals.

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

Visitors treated just peachy
Jo Madira (left), the corporate communications assistant for Babyland General, which makes Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, shows Sebrina Moore, of Clarkton, N.C., information during Georgia on My Mind Day at the Georgia Visitors Center on Interstate 20 West. More than 5,000 people attended events at welcome centers throughout Georgia. The events are held yearly to promote regional tourism, said Robyn Jarrett, an information specialist for the visitors center. This year's event featured nearly 40 exhibitors, including representatives from Dekalb County, with free grilled hot dogs; the Blue Willow Inn from Social Circle, with free lemonade; Fort Valley, with peaches and peach-flavored salsa, dressing and barbecue sauce; and the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center, with samples of cotton plants.

Show attracts lovers of sport bikes
Dennis Garrett doesn't mind the distances he travels to get to a motorcycle show.

Location is big advantage to living in Daniel Field area
EDITOR'S NOTE: To have your neighborhood featured, call 823-3552.

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Martial arts champion defends title
Two-time world champion Aaron Hensley will return to Las Vegas this week to defend his title at the United Fighting Arts Federation's Chun Kuk Do International Training Conference and World Championships.

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

Service programs change to meet new needs
This month, Army Community Service celebrates 40 years of helping Army families.

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
J. Frank and Estelle W. Stewart, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 17 with a family gathering at the home of their son and daughter-in-law in Thomson.

Milestones
Terry M. Taylor, of Augusta, son of Jean Kernaghan, has earned a juris doctor degree from the Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University, Ada.

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

Post plays host to bowlers
Chris Hayden's score of 216 in the final game of the Professional Bowlers Association's tournament at Fort Gordon's Gordon Lanes pushed the former national champion past Chris Collins for a win.

Military Reunions
USS WILLIAM V. PRATT (DLG-13/DDG-44): Seeking shipmates for a reunion Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 17-21, Charleston Clarion Hotel, Charleston, S.C.; contact Rodger Hall, 1286 Steakhouse Road, Knoxville, IL 61448, (309) 289-8750 or hallr44@yahoo.com

Service programs change to meet new needs
This month, Army Community Service celebrates 40 years of helping Army families.

Martial arts champion defends title
Two-time world champion Aaron Hensley will return to Las Vegas this week to defend his title at the United Fighting Arts Federation's Chun Kuk Do International Training Conference and World Championships.

Location is big advantage to living in Daniel Field area
EDITOR'S NOTE: To have your neighborhood featured, call 823-3552.

Visitors treated just peachy
Jo Madira (left), the corporate communications assistant for Babyland General, which makes Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, shows Sebrina Moore, of Clarkton, N.C., information during Georgia on My Mind Day at the Georgia Visitors Center on Interstate 20 West. More than 5,000 people attended events at welcome centers throughout Georgia. The events are held yearly to promote regional tourism, said Robyn Jarrett, an information specialist for the visitors center. This year's event featured nearly 40 exhibitors, including representatives from Dekalb County, with free grilled hot dogs; the Blue Willow Inn from Social Circle, with free lemonade; Fort Valley, with peaches and peach-flavored salsa, dressing and barbecue sauce; and the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center, with samples of cotton plants.

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

Car show is fashionable
Each year for the past six years, the Shade Tree A's, a local Model A Ford car club, has held its annual car show at Augusta Mall.

Around the block
The French Women of Georgia will hold a Bastille Day celebration at noon today at Le Cafe Du Teau, 1855 Central Ave. For reservations, call Leone Pispisa at 860-8778.

Calendar
BASTILLE DAY: Noon today; Cafe du Teau, 1855 Central Ave.; sponsored by French Women of Georgia; for reservations call Leone Pispisa; 860-8778.

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

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

Pet of the week
Bo, a 10-month-old male yellow Labrador retriever mix, 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. Pets can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 279-6274 or (803) 640-2068.

Military Reunions
USS WILLIAM V. PRATT (DLG-13/DDG-44): Seeking shipmates for a reunion Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 17-21, Charleston Clarion Hotel, Charleston, S.C.; contact Rodger Hall, 1286 Steakhouse Road, Knoxville, IL 61448, (309) 289-8750 or hallr44@yahoo.com

Upcoming events
OLD TIME COUNTRY FAIR: 4-9 p.m. Saturday, July 30; Steffen Thomas Museum, 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, Ga.; mobile dairy classroom, Native American cultural exhibits, agility and herding dogs, vintage tractors, cruise-in and more; free; (706) 342-7557.

Library events
Here are events for area libraries.

Mini Theatre continues its scholarships
The Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts School awarded college scholarships to nine recent high school graduates during a program June 21.

Military Milestones
- Army Sgt. Maj. Steve A. Harris, a 1982 graduate of Westside High School, has graduated from the Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas.

For the record

Military Milestones

Service programs change to meet new needs

Concert series sees return of saxophonist

Mini Theatre continues its scholarships

Pet of the week

Upcoming events

Martial arts champion defends title

Military Reunions

Calendar

A girl's best friend

Recycling locations

Around the block

Hicks recognizes former mayor with honorary corps membership

Location is big advantage to living in Daniel Field area

Post happenings

Car show is fashionable

Show attracts lovers of sport bikes

Visitors treated just peachy

Anniversaries

Library events

Meetings

Time, golf stand still for right reason

Everyone can bet, except the streakers

Babes in Hollywood can be real, animated

INXS show masters clichs, rocks out

GSN bounces into summer with 'Dodgeball'

GSN bounces into summer with 'Dodgeball'
LOS ANGELES - Jeremiah Trotter needs another rubdown. Lately the pro football star been on the massage table more than he ever has in his career. But pain happens when you're playing "Extreme Dodgeball."

GSN bounces into summer with 'Dodgeball'
LOS ANGELES - Jeremiah Trotter needs another rubdown. Lately the pro football star been on the massage table more than he ever has in his career. But pain happens when you're playing "Extreme Dodgeball."

'Desperate Housewives' among top Emmy nominees

Features, wit bonus to run-of-the-mill game

The Liquid Life

Open tab

Have proper clothing, caution when hitting rink for first time

Applause calendar

Cameron Diaz testifies in trial over topless photos

People in the News

Quiz: How well do you know Harry?

Club calendar

INXS show masters clichs, rocks out
I think I've got a little thing for a reality show.

Babes in Hollywood can be real, animated
Let me first offer a few words of self-defense. I am not completely insensitive to the feelings of the fairer sex. I understand that behind every pretty face there are a complex personality, wants and needs, hopes and dreams. I also am a man who often can be found dragging his knuckles through his beer-and-baseball existence. What can I do - to err is human and to belch in public, divine. Allow me to indulge my more primal side and take a look at a few movies that might not boast mind-blowing metaphors or dark allusions to the human condition, but instead feature Hollywood hotties at the peak of their man-stopping power. Yum.

INXS show masters clichs, rocks out
I think I've got a little thing for a reality show.

Babes in Hollywood can be real, animated
Let me first offer a few words of self-defense. I am not completely insensitive to the feelings of the fairer sex. I understand that behind every pretty face there are a complex personality, wants and needs, hopes and dreams. I also am a man who often can be found dragging his knuckles through his beer-and-baseball existence. What can I do - to err is human and to belch in public, divine. Allow me to indulge my more primal side and take a look at a few movies that might not boast mind-blowing metaphors or dark allusions to the human condition, but instead feature Hollywood hotties at the peak of their man-stopping power. Yum.