Red Cross guide helps with pet emergencies
People are not the only beings in need of emergency medical attention from time to time.

Calendar
Aiken peace walk: 1:30 p.m. today; H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; with panel discussion of Peace Pilgrimages: Remembering the Past, Changing the Future at 4:30 p.m. at the Aiken Unitarian Church,115 Gregg Ave.; free; 215-3263

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

Bookings
These are bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for June 30-July 7. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Veteran's tribute song stirs deep emotions
Alton Miller saw much American blood shed in Iraq.

Seniors at recreation department from lasting friendships in group
About 30 senior citizens filtered into Smith-Hazel Recreation Center on Tuesday for a morning of arts and crafts.

Class teaches children many things are musical
Brooms, chains, combs, pots, pans, whisks, bottles, buckets, dowels, plungers, tin cans, sound tubes, trash cans, wooden spoons, flyswatters, plastic bags, magic markers, orange juice jugs filled with beans - her bag of tricks was endless.

Veteran's tribute song stirs deep emotions
Alton Miller saw much American blood shed in Iraq.

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 and brushes are needed

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

Seniors at recreation department from lasting friendships in group
About 30 senior citizens filtered into Smith-Hazel Recreation Center on Tuesday for a morning of arts and crafts.

Class teaches children many things are musical
Brooms, chains, combs, pots, pans, whisks, bottles, buckets, dowels, plungers, tin cans, sound tubes, trash cans, wooden spoons, flyswatters, plastic bags, magic markers, orange juice jugs filled with beans - her bag of tricks was endless.

Across the river
AUGUSTA SOUTHERN NATIONALS: Today, Augusta Riverfront Marina; $15; 278-4TIX

Pet of the week
Baby, a 10-week-old female collie mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

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

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 and brushes are needed

Pet of the week
Baby, a 10-week-old female collie mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

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.

Around the block
A Peace Walk will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken. After the walk, there will be a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. at the Aiken Unitarian Church, 115 Gregg Ave., on Peace Pilgrimages: Remembering the Past, Changing the Future. The events are free. Call 215-3263.

Around the block
A Peace Walk will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken. After the walk, there will be a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. at the Aiken Unitarian Church, 115 Gregg Ave., on Peace Pilgrimages: Remembering the Past, Changing the Future. The events are free. Call 215-3263.

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.

Bookings
These are bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for June 30-July 7. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Athlete Spotlight: Katelyn Henderson
There's nothing about softball that Katelyn "K.H." Henderson doesn't love.

Children mold their minds in clay class
When 12-year-old Sarah Sanders' mother signed her up for the Creative Clay class at the University of South Carolina Aiken, her first reaction was, "Aw, Mom." She now admits her mother did the right thing.

Palmeiro quietly joins elite
SEATTLE - The crowd at Safeco Field was roaring, yet Rafael Palmeiro never heard the cheers when he rounded first base after his 3,000th hit.

Palmeiro quietly joins elite
SEATTLE - The crowd at Safeco Field was roaring, yet Rafael Palmeiro never heard the cheers when he rounded first base after his 3,000th hit.

Johnson propels Yanks past Boston
BOSTON - Randy Johnson struck out 10 in 6Q innings to rescue the injury-depleted Yankees rotation, and Alex Rodriguez homered to lead New York to a 7-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

Palmeiro quietly joins elite

Johnson propels Yanks past Boston

Johnson propels Yanks past Boston
BOSTON - Randy Johnson struck out 10 in 6Q innings to rescue the injury-depleted Yankees rotation, and Alex Rodriguez homered to lead New York to a 7-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

Emilia Mary Leopard
Daniel and Donna Leopard of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emilia Mary, born on June 20, 2005 at St. Joseph in Augusta.

Shelby Breeann Newman
Ryan and Sharon Newman of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Breeann, born on June 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Darrian Michael Taylor
Charles and LaDonna Taylor of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Darrian Michael, born May 12, 205 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Summer Faith Blevins

Brianna Katherine Hogan
Doctors William E. and Laura Hogan of Jacksonville, Fla. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brianna Katherine, born June 22, 2005 at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

Garrett Bradley Jenkins

Dylan Mason James
Bobby James Jr. and Janet Clarke are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dylan Mason, born on June 24, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Millie Ann Quick

David Quinn Holton
David and Tammy Holton of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, David Quinn, born June 21, 2005 Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Davis Marshall Walker

Jessley Vale Letbetter
Jesse and Victoria Letbetter of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jessley Vale born on June 27, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Mia Lynn Peters

India Dezia Staley
Calvin and Arabia Staley El of Graniteville are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, India Dezia, born June 20, 2005 at university Hospital in Augusta.

Gabriella Laren Saxon

Mia Lynn Peters
Keith and Samantha Peters of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Lynn, born on June 21, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Hunter Chason Josey

Jacob Lucas Burke
Jennifer Burke and George McKie are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Lucas, born July 5, 2005 at Aiken Regional in Aiken.

Jessley Vale Letbetter

MoKoyia MaKayla Reid
Willie Reid and Kishina Miller are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, MoKoyia MaKayla, born June 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Maggie Lauren James

Makenzie Brook Newsome

India Dezia Staley

Garrett Bradley Jenkins
Brad and Renee Jenkins of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Garrett Bradley, born May 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nolan Morgan Wilson

Alex Benjamin Cross
Michael Victor and Jennifer Dawn Cross, Jr., of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alex Benjamin, born June 28, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Brianna Katherine Hogan

Darrian Michael Taylor
Charles and LaDonna Taylor of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Darrian Michael, born May 12, 205 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Gavin Seth Vilano

Lindsey Denise Scott
Dennis and April Scott of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lindsey Denise, born on May 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Dylan Mason James

Phillip Trinh Tran
Thao Trinh and Long Tran are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Phillip Trinh, born on July 2, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Abagail Cadence Glosson

Davis Marshall Walker
William and Amy Walker of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Davis Marshall, born on June 6, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta.

Alex Benjamin Cross

Jessley Vale Letbetter
Jesse and Victoria Letbetter of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jessley Vale born on June 27, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Darius Colby Wright

Brianna Katherine Hogan
Doctors William E. and Laura Hogan of Jacksonville, Fla. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brianna Katherine, born June 22, 2005 at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

MoKoyia MaKayla Reid

India Dezia Staley
Calvin and Arabia Staley El of Graniteville are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, India Dezia, born June 20, 2005 at university Hospital in Augusta.

Kaylee Ann Brown

Telissa Destiny Washington
Telly Washington and Tosha Whetstone are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Telissa Destiny, born on June 26, 2005 at Aiken Regional Hospital in Aiken.

Telissa Destiny Washington

Darius Colby Wright
Perry and Nickole Turner of Lincolnton are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Darius Colby, born June 27, 2005 at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington.

David Quinn Holton

Davis Marshall Walker
William and Amy Walker of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Davis Marshall, born on June 6, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta.

Shelby Breeann Newman

Dylan Mason James
Bobby James Jr. and Janet Clarke are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dylan Mason, born on June 24, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jacob Lucas Burke

Gavin Seth Vilano
Saulena Vilano and Vernon James II are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gavin Seth, born on June 28, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Lindsey Denise Scott

Hunter Chason Josey
Brian and Melissa Josey of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hunter Chason, born May 11, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Emilia Mary Leopard

Jacob Lucas Burke
Jennifer Burke and George McKie are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Lucas, born July 5, 2005 at Aiken Regional in Aiken.

Chloe Elysia Quick

Alastair Sterling Hood
Kenneth and Susan Hood of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alastair Sterling, born December 7, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Alastair Sterling Hood

Summer Faith Blevins
Rob and Diane Blevins of Thompson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Summer Faith, born June 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Phillip Trinh Tran

Nolan Morgan Wilson
Matthew and Erica Wilson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nolan Morgan, born June 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Evan Jamison Creswell
Terry and Donna Creswell of Brunson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Evan Jamison, born June 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Darrian Michael Taylor

Evan Jamison Creswell

Abagail Cadence Glosson
Paul and Sonya Glosson of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Abagail Cadence, born on June 29, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Makenzie Brook Newsome
Neal and Jennifer Newsome of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Makenzie Brook, born on May 5, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kaylee Ann Brown
Marion and Kristi Brown of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Ann, born on June 29, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Telissa Destiny Washington
Telly Washington and Tosha Whetstone are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Telissa Destiny, born on June 26, 2005 at Aiken Regional Hospital in Aiken.

Millie Ann Quick
Joseph and Eva Quick of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Millie Ann, born June 2, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Gabriella Laren Saxon
Dusty and Crystal Saxon of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Laren, born June 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Shelby Breeann Newman
Ryan and Sharon Newman of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Breeann, born on June 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Maggie Lauren James
Jerry and Kelli James of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Maggie Lauren, born June 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gavin Seth Vilano
Saulena Vilano and Vernon James II are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gavin Seth, born on June 28, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

David Quinn Holton
David and Tammy Holton of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, David Quinn, born June 21, 2005 Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Hunter Chason Josey
Brian and Melissa Josey of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hunter Chason, born May 11, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Nolan Morgan Wilson
Matthew and Erica Wilson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nolan Morgan, born June 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Alex Benjamin Cross
Michael Victor and Jennifer Dawn Cross, Jr., of Martinez, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alex Benjamin, born June 28, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Chloe Elysia Quick
Casey Quick and Theresa Byrnes are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Elysia, born July 1, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Alastair Sterling Hood
Kenneth and Susan Hood of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alastair Sterling, born December 7, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Darius Colby Wright
Perry and Nickole Turner of Lincolnton are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Darius Colby, born June 27, 2005 at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington.

Summer Faith Blevins
Rob and Diane Blevins of Thompson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Summer Faith, born June 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lindsey Denise Scott
Dennis and April Scott of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lindsey Denise, born on May 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Evan Jamison Creswell
Terry and Donna Creswell of Brunson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Evan Jamison, born June 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Emilia Mary Leopard
Daniel and Donna Leopard of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emilia Mary, born on June 20, 2005 at St. Joseph in Augusta.

Makenzie Brook Newsome
Neal and Jennifer Newsome of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Makenzie Brook, born on May 5, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Abagail Cadence Glosson
Paul and Sonya Glosson of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Abagail Cadence, born on June 29, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Gabriella Laren Saxon
Dusty and Crystal Saxon of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Laren, born June 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Phillip Trinh Tran
Thao Trinh and Long Tran are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Phillip Trinh, born on July 2, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Garrett Bradley Jenkins
Brad and Renee Jenkins of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Garrett Bradley, born May 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kaylee Ann Brown
Marion and Kristi Brown of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Ann, born on June 29, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Maggie Lauren James
Jerry and Kelli James of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Maggie Lauren, born June 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mia Lynn Peters
Keith and Samantha Peters of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Lynn, born on June 21, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Millie Ann Quick
Joseph and Eva Quick of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Millie Ann, born June 2, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

MoKoyia MaKayla Reid
Willie Reid and Kishina Miller are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, MoKoyia MaKayla, born June 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Chloe Elysia Quick
Casey Quick and Theresa Byrnes are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Elysia, born July 1, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Atlanta's Davies sent down, but he'll be back

Atlanta's Davies sent down, but he'll be back
NEW YORK - When Kyle Davies made his major league debut May 21, he thought his stay with the Braves might prove to be a mere proverbial cup of coffee.

Hudson has strong return

Chipper decides on early return
NEW YORK - Chipper Jones was back with his big league teammates Saturday, but the Braves' third baseman will probably have to wait until Monday to return to the field.

Atlanta's Davies sent down, but he'll be back
NEW YORK - When Kyle Davies made his major league debut May 21, he thought his stay with the Braves might prove to be a mere proverbial cup of coffee.

Hudson has strong return
NEW YORK - Tim Hudson was so amped for his first start in nearly five weeks that teammate Kelly Johnson thought he was going to have to find a straitjacket for the Atlanta starter.

Hampton shelled in his return

Hudson has strong return
NEW YORK - Tim Hudson was so amped for his first start in nearly five weeks that teammate Kelly Johnson thought he was going to have to find a straitjacket for the Atlanta starter.

Hampton shelled in his return
NEW YORK - Mike Hampton got hit hard Sunday afternoon by the New York Mets.

Hampton shelled in his return
NEW YORK - Mike Hampton got hit hard Sunday afternoon by the New York Mets.

Magazines put their chips on poker craze
ATLANTA - Bluff magazine routinely reveals a world at the top of the poker craze that few get to see, of millionaire card sharks who spend money with abandon, use $1,000 chips as coasters and fly like rock stars from one glitzy casino to another.

Audi A6, Infiniti M35 earn top scores in crash tests

Vacationers economizing because of gas prices
WASHINGTON - Vacationers coping with surging energy prices this summer could take shorter trips or pass up that extra souvenir or fancy dinner. But most people do not seem to be cutting back dramatically on their spending or skipping holiday travel altogether.

Business licenses
The following is a partial list of business licenses from Richmond County in May:

Study says ethanol not worth the energy
ALBANY, N.Y. - Farmers, businesses and state officials are investing millions of dollars in ethanol and biofuel plants as renewable energy sources, but a new study says the alternative fuels burn more energy than they produce.

To tattoo or not?
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Eddie Santos isn't your average-looking employee. His left arm is covered in tattoos, his lower lip is pierced, and his earlobes have holes the size of half-dollars.

Business licenses
The following is a partial list of business licenses from Richmond County in May:

Business calendar

As Google grows, how much does it know about you?
NEW YORK - Google is at once a powerful search engine and a growing e-mail provider. It runs a blogging service, makes software to speed Web traffic and has ambitions to become a digital library. And it is developing a payments service.

Business owners say animals draw customers, boost sales
Sandra Williamson was pushing her cart up and down the flower-filled aisles of Green Thumb West when a fellow customer scanned Ms. Williamson's selections - flowers on top and a Shih Tzu named Willie on the bottom.

Vacationers economizing because of gas prices

72(t) plan can avoid penalties of taxes

Vacationers economizing because of gas prices
WASHINGTON - Vacationers coping with surging energy prices this summer could take shorter trips or pass up that extra souvenir or fancy dinner. But most people do not seem to be cutting back dramatically on their spending or skipping holiday travel altogether.

To tattoo or not?

72(t) plan can avoid penalties of taxes
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ask the Experts gives readers a chance to have financial questions answered by local financial professionals. Readers with questions and financial professionals willing to give advice can contact Business Editor Damon Cline at damon.cline@ augustachronicle.com.

Business briefs
Most of us wane as the day winds down, according to a survey from staffing firm Accountemps. a third of the 150 executives said 4 to 6 p.m. is the least productive time of the work day, with the post-lunch period, noon to 2 p.m., cited by 29 percent.

Audi A6, Infiniti M35 earn top scores in crash tests
WASHINGTON - Two large luxury automobiles received top ratings in frontal and side impact crash tests released by the insurance industry on Sunday.

On the move

Business licenses

On the move
- Jennifer L. Johnson has been promoted to director of market research for Morris Communica-tions Co. Ms. Johnson, an employee for six years, was previously the company's research manager. Her responsibilities include research budgeting, vendor relations, and staff management and development. She also will be charged with the management and staffing of the circulation and advertising customer-relationship management systems.

Magazines put their chips on poker craze

Business calendar
Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business; Dr. Joyce Jones, of Augusta State University, will speak on the topic of continuing education; 11:30 a.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, $17 at the door; $20 for nonchamber members; call Allison Hopkins at 821-1324 or ahopkins@augustagausa.com.

Study says ethanol not worth the energy

Magazines put their chips on poker craze
ATLANTA - Bluff magazine routinely reveals a world at the top of the poker craze that few get to see, of millionaire card sharks who spend money with abandon, use $1,000 chips as coasters and fly like rock stars from one glitzy casino to another.

As Google grows, how much does it know about you?

To tattoo or not?
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Eddie Santos isn't your average-looking employee. His left arm is covered in tattoos, his lower lip is pierced, and his earlobes have holes the size of half-dollars.

As Google grows, how much does it know about you?
NEW YORK - Google is at once a powerful search engine and a growing e-mail provider. It runs a blogging service, makes software to speed Web traffic and has ambitions to become a digital library. And it is developing a payments service.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business; Dr. Joyce Jones, of Augusta State University, will speak on the topic of continuing education; 11:30 a.m., Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, $17 at the door; $20 for nonchamber members; call Allison Hopkins at 821-1324 or ahopkins@augustagausa.com.

Audi A6, Infiniti M35 earn top scores in crash tests
WASHINGTON - Two large luxury automobiles received top ratings in frontal and side impact crash tests released by the insurance industry on Sunday.

On the move
- Jennifer L. Johnson has been promoted to director of market research for Morris Communica-tions Co. Ms. Johnson, an employee for six years, was previously the company's research manager. Her responsibilities include research budgeting, vendor relations, and staff management and development. She also will be charged with the management and staffing of the circulation and advertising customer-relationship management systems.

Study says ethanol not worth the energy
ALBANY, N.Y. - Farmers, businesses and state officials are investing millions of dollars in ethanol and biofuel plants as renewable energy sources, but a new study says the alternative fuels burn more energy than they produce.

Business owners say animals draw customers, boost sales
Sandra Williamson was pushing her cart up and down the flower-filled aisles of Green Thumb West when a fellow customer scanned Ms. Williamson's selections - flowers on top and a Shih Tzu named Willie on the bottom.

72(t) plan can avoid penalties of taxes
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ask the Experts gives readers a chance to have financial questions answered by local financial professionals. Readers with questions and financial professionals willing to give advice can contact Business Editor Damon Cline at damon.cline@ augustachronicle.com.

Business owners say animals draw customers, boost sales

Commissioners are treated like stars

Commissioners are treated like stars
Oh, there'll be no luau for Augusta's four commissioners at the National Association of Counties conference in Honolulu this week. They're working too hard. Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams said he and Commissioners Richard Colclough, Betty Beard and Bobby Hankerson already had learned enough about the ins and outs of the budget process at Friday's workshop to pay for the trip to the tropical isle.

Commissioners are treated like stars
Oh, there'll be no luau for Augusta's four commissioners at the National Association of Counties conference in Honolulu this week. They're working too hard. Mayor Pro Tem Marion Williams said he and Commissioners Richard Colclough, Betty Beard and Bobby Hankerson already had learned enough about the ins and outs of the budget process at Friday's workshop to pay for the trip to the tropical isle.

Tigers deal with fallout from brawl

Tigers deal with fallout from brawl
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson defensive end Charles Bennett knew he and his teammates were wrong for what they did in their season-ending brawl with South Carolina last fall. But he didn't understand the impact of their actions until recently.

Tigers deal with fallout from brawl
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson defensive end Charles Bennett knew he and his teammates were wrong for what they did in their season-ending brawl with South Carolina last fall. But he didn't understand the impact of their actions until recently.

Update: Commissioners in Hawaii
JUST A REMINDER: Augusta Commissioners Betty Beard, Richard Colclough, Bobby Hankerson and Marion Williams are in Hawaii, where they are attending the annual meeting of the National Association of Counties. The trip will cost taxpayers $14,443.

Apologies were pure bull
When criminals apologize for their misdeeds, they seldom mean it. What they're really sorry about is that they got caught.

Bear gives way to Tiger
Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes, Billy Joel once said. Golf is like any other aspect of life, only more so.

Update: Commissioners in Hawaii
JUST A REMINDER: Augusta Commissioners Betty Beard, Richard Colclough, Bobby Hankerson and Marion Williams are in Hawaii, where they are attending the annual meeting of the National Association of Counties. The trip will cost taxpayers $14,443.

Right here at home
Four Augusta commissioners have flown to Hawaii this week to learn how to make Augusta better.

Apologies were pure bull

Apologies were pure bull
When criminals apologize for their misdeeds, they seldom mean it. What they're really sorry about is that they got caught.

Call for new blood
Augusta needs a blood transfusion. We've got an ineffective public sector, with an often gridlocked commission that not only lost a sales tax election last November and a bond election June 21, but lost both of them by more than a few touchdowns.

Update: Commissioners in Hawaii

Update: Commissioners in Hawaii
JUST A REMINDER: Augusta Commissioners Betty Beard, Richard Colclough, Bobby Hankerson and Marion Williams are in Hawaii, where they are attending the annual meeting of the National Association of Counties. The trip will cost taxpayers $14,443.

Call for new blood

Bear gives way to Tiger
Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes, Billy Joel once said. Golf is like any other aspect of life, only more so.

Call for new blood
Augusta needs a blood transfusion. We've got an ineffective public sector, with an often gridlocked commission that not only lost a sales tax election last November and a bond election June 21, but lost both of them by more than a few touchdowns.

Bear gives way to Tiger

Review: Latest 'Harry Potter' packs an emotional punch
NEW YORK - A word of caution to all those hard-core fans about to dive into the latest adventures of Harry Potter: There will be tears.

Video game sex hack puts focus on industry
SAN FRANCISCO - Shooting. Killing. Vehicular mayhem. Sexual conquests. Teenagers can experience it all through today's almost-anything-goes breed of video games, primarily among those rated "M" for mature.

People in the News
SOLVANG, Calif. - Actress Sandra Bullock married mechanic and reality TV star Jesse James at a ranch near Santa Barbara, according to reports.

Harry Potter is growing up - and so is my little girl
RALEIGH, N.C. - I was beginning to worry that my 12-year-old daughter might have outgrown Harry Potter - or at least the excitement of Harry.

Video game sex hack puts focus on industry
SAN FRANCISCO - Shooting. Killing. Vehicular mayhem. Sexual conquests. Teenagers can experience it all through today's almost-anything-goes breed of video games, primarily among those rated "M" for mature.

Review: Latest 'Harry Potter' packs an emotional punch
NEW YORK - A word of caution to all those hard-core fans about to dive into the latest adventures of Harry Potter: There will be tears.

Harry Potter is growing up - and so is my little girl
RALEIGH, N.C. - I was beginning to worry that my 12-year-old daughter might have outgrown Harry Potter - or at least the excitement of Harry.

Smiles and raves for new Potter book
NEW YORK - After all the hype and midnight madness, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is proving as much an event to read as to buy.

Smiles and raves for new Potter book
NEW YORK - After all the hype and midnight madness, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is proving as much an event to read as to buy.

People in the News
SOLVANG, Calif. - Actress Sandra Bullock married mechanic and reality TV star Jesse James at a ranch near Santa Barbara, according to reports.

Need a superhero? They're all at the movies
NEW YORK - "I want suit approval." Who can blame Vincent Chase, the movie-star character on HBO's "Entourage," for his Aquaman ultimatum? He understands that superhero films teeter on a precarious edge between laughable ("Cat Woman") and arguably brilliant ("Spider-Man").

New Harry Potter book breaks sales records
NEW YORK - The new Harry Potter book sold an astonishing 6.9 million copies in its first 24 hours, smashing the record held by the previous Potter release. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" averaged better than 250,000 sales per hour, more than the vast majority of books sell in a lifetime.

Need a superhero? They're all at the movies
NEW YORK - "I want suit approval." Who can blame Vincent Chase, the movie-star character on HBO's "Entourage," for his Aquaman ultimatum? He understands that superhero films teeter on a precarious edge between laughable ("Cat Woman") and arguably brilliant ("Spider-Man").

Minor league notebook
There were no Major League Baseball games played Wednesday - one day after the American League All-Stars beat the National League All-Stars 7-5 - but several of the minor leagues were busy showing off the best they had to offer.

Sack bags Grasshoppers
The Greensboro Grasshoppers had runners at the corners with one out in the fifth inning with Augusta GreenJackets starter Darren Sack on the mound Saturday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Minor league notebook
There were no Major League Baseball games played Wednesday - one day after the American League All-Stars beat the National League All-Stars 7-5 - but several of the minor leagues were busy showing off the best they had to offer.

Dogs' 7-to-1 rule makes it all even

What they're saying

Rookie Lee wins Canadian Women's Open
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - Meena Lee patiently waited on the ninth tee when play was held up for several minutes while four ducks slowly waddled across the fairway to one of the large lakes on the picturesque Glen Arbour course.

Woods is 'as good as it gets'
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - From Bobby Jones to Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods.

Jackson looks to nail final round
Mike Jackson's hammer is back in business. It's poised and ready for today's final round of the Augusta City Amatuer.

Monty dear to countrymen
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - American golf fans might find it hard to believe, but the Scots truly love their Monty.

Monty dear to countrymen

Montgomerie will return to Augusta
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Colin Montgomerie worked so hard to get back into the top 50 of the world rankings before April and earn a Masters Tournament invitation, but he finished just outside and didn't receive a special international exemption into the field.

Tiger lets field close the gap
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - His invincibility was challenged in April at the Masters Tournament, and now Tiger Woods' Teflon record as a leader will be put to another test at the British Open.

Baker rises to occasion
It's a good thing Rhett Baker built a big lead after 36 holes of the Augusta City Amateur golf tournament. He needed all of it to win the Regions Cup event Sunday at Forest Hills Golf Club.

Goosen refuses to let Pinehurst haunt him
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Three weeks ago, Retief Goosen waited until Sunday to wreck his chances of winning another major championship.

Montgomerie will return to Augusta
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Colin Montgomerie worked so hard to get back into the top 50 of the world rankings before April and earn a Masters Tournament invitation, but he finished just outside and didn't receive a special international exemption into the field.

Tiger lets field close the gap
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - His invincibility was challenged in April at the Masters Tournament, and now Tiger Woods' Teflon record as a leader will be put to another test at the British Open.

Monty dear to countrymen
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - American golf fans might find it hard to believe, but the Scots truly love their Monty.

Baker rises to occasion

What they're saying
Tiger Woods has made the turn on Jack Nicklaus.

Equipment malfunction doesn't slow down Woods

Woods is 'as good as it gets'
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - From Bobby Jones to Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods.

Montgomerie will return to Augusta

Jason Bohn wins B.C. Open
ENDICOTT, N.Y. - Jason Bohn won his first PGA Tour event, closing with a second straight 6-under 66 for a one-stroke victory and a tournament record total at the B.C. Open on Sunday.

Jackson looks to nail final round
Mike Jackson's hammer is back in business. It's poised and ready for today's final round of the Augusta City Amatuer.

Old Course, Same Tiger
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - It seemed inevitable. When Jack Nicklaus retires, Tiger Woods wins.

Golf capsules
ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) - Australian rookie Brendan Jones shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-shot lead after the third round of the B.C. Open.

Equipment malfunction doesn't slow down Woods
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - An equipment malfunction wasn't going to slow Tiger Woods down this week.

Road to frustration runs through 17th
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Imagine the architect's pitch. It's a totally blind dogleg right. From the tee, you have to hit over a massive shed that lies out of bounds and land the ball on a narrow fairway trimmed with hairy rough.

Rookie Lee wins Canadian Women's Open
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - Meena Lee patiently waited on the ninth tee when play was held up for several minutes while four ducks slowly waddled across the fairway to one of the large lakes on the picturesque Glen Arbour course.

British Open notebook
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Sean O'Hair's Cinderella story has made him a celebrity in St. Andrews, where the galleries have been clamoring for his autograph.

British Open notebook

Daly's gifts keep giving on, off the course
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - He brought the cigarettes along, but left the motorhome behind. The nearest Hooters is 340 miles away in Nottingham, meaning dinner consists mostly of what they call takeaway over here.

What they're saying
Tiger Woods has made the turn on Jack Nicklaus.

Baker rises to occasion
It's a good thing Rhett Baker built a big lead after 36 holes of the Augusta City Amateur golf tournament. He needed all of it to win the Regions Cup event Sunday at Forest Hills Golf Club.

Old Course, Same Tiger
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - It seemed inevitable. When Jack Nicklaus retires, Tiger Woods wins.

Jason Bohn wins B.C. Open
ENDICOTT, N.Y. - Jason Bohn won his first PGA Tour event, closing with a second straight 6-under 66 for a one-stroke victory and a tournament record total at the B.C. Open on Sunday.

Woods is 'as good as it gets'

Road to frustration runs through 17th

Rookie Lee wins Canadian Women's Open

Goosen refuses to let Pinehurst haunt him

Jason Bohn wins B.C. Open

Golf capsules
ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) - Australian rookie Brendan Jones shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-shot lead after the third round of the B.C. Open.

Tiger lets field close the gap

Goosen refuses to let Pinehurst haunt him
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Three weeks ago, Retief Goosen waited until Sunday to wreck his chances of winning another major championship.

Old Course, Same Tiger

Road to frustration runs through 17th
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Imagine the architect's pitch. It's a totally blind dogleg right. From the tee, you have to hit over a massive shed that lies out of bounds and land the ball on a narrow fairway trimmed with hairy rough.

Equipment malfunction doesn't slow down Woods
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - An equipment malfunction wasn't going to slow Tiger Woods down this week.

British Open notebook
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Sean O'Hair's Cinderella story has made him a celebrity in St. Andrews, where the galleries have been clamoring for his autograph.

Golf capsules

Jackson looks to nail final round

Minor league notebook

Mowing the lawn holds allure for son
"You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back."

Jason Bohn wins B.C. Open
ENDICOTT, N.Y. - Jason Bohn won his first PGA Tour event, closing with a second straight 6-under 66 for a one-stroke victory and a tournament record total at the B.C. Open on Sunday.

Stewart wins at New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. - Tony Stewart won for the third time in four races, passing at will inside and outside in a dominant performance Sunday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

SRS jobs will be cut Tuesday
AIKEN -- The private company that runs Savannah River Site will begin laying off about 400 people Tuesday , the second in a three-phase work-force reduction that likely will be completed next year.

Religious right lacks compassion
Christianity is an open, liberal faith totally devoid of permissiveness. Christians worship Christ, who said: "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden" (no exceptions). The one who ate with sinners and publicans ... . The lifestyle of the forgiven is one of grace and charity. They forgive others as they have been forgiven. The Bible and the Christian hymnal are full of liberal phrases praising Christ's mercy and grace with the pledge of the sinner to go and do likewise. Tom Zwemer, Augusta

London bombing tragedy spurs thoughtfulness

Soldier delivers heartfelt thanks
I have been deployed in northern Iraq since August 2004. Sgt. Jonathan Somers, Martinez

Copenhaver can lead Augusta
Now that the citizens of Augusta have expressed themselves as to how they regard the leadership of the Augusta Commission, a young man with intelligence, dedication, enthusiasm, ability and many other fine qualities steps forward to offer himself as a candidate for mayor. It is time to put Augusta's future in the hands of Deke Copenhaver.Doug Barnard Jr., Martinez

Copenhaver can lead Augusta
Now that the citizens of Augusta have expressed themselves as to how they regard the leadership of the Augusta Commission, a young man with intelligence, dedication, enthusiasm, ability and many other fine qualities steps forward to offer himself as a candidate for mayor. It is time to put Augusta's future in the hands of Deke Copenhaver. Doug Barnard Jr., Martinez

London bombing tragedy spurs thoughtfulness
Courtesy is alive and well! Since the recent bombing in London, many people have been in touch to ask whether my relatives and friends are safe, and to offer condolences about the attacks. I am British and grateful for friends' thoughtfulness.Ann Arrington, Evans

Copenhaver can lead Augusta

London bombing tragedy spurs thoughtfulness
Courtesy is alive and well! Since the recent bombing in London, many people have been in touch to ask whether my relatives and friends are safe, and to offer condolences about the attacks. I am British and grateful for friends' thoughtfulness. Ann Arrington, Evans

Dress of graduation speaker up for debate

Most researchers say diet-dairy link not clear

Cockroach Hall of Fame still draws a few curious folks

Hot new materials keep wearers cool with help from technology

Hot new materials keep wearers cool with help from technology
Soaring temperatures and baking sun are the reason Bermuda shorts, miniskirts and halter tops were made.

Most researchers say diet-dairy link not clear
Got milk? And high hopes it will help you shed a few pounds?

Cockroach Hall of Fame still draws a few curious folks
PLANO, Texas - The Cockroach Hall of Fame Museum - an aging collection of the despised insects dressed in tiny outfits - isn't much to see. But the hall's cheery "curator" is always good for a few laughs.

Most researchers say diet-dairy link not clear
Got milk? And high hopes it will help you shed a few pounds?

Hot new materials keep wearers cool with help from technology
Soaring temperatures and baking sun are the reason Bermuda shorts, miniskirts and halter tops were made.

Living briefs
There were a lot of things Helen Trotter never would have thought she would do, including finding her husband at her first out-of-college job, and getting married in Augusta.

Cockroach Hall of Fame still draws a few curious folks
PLANO, Texas - The Cockroach Hall of Fame Museum - an aging collection of the despised insects dressed in tiny outfits - isn't much to see. But the hall's cheery "curator" is always good for a few laughs.

Dress of graduation speaker up for debate
Dear Carson: Say someone without a college degree, only a high school diploma, is invited to give a graduation speech at a university.

Distinctive home reflects couple's tastes
Debbie and Preston Dye mince no words in their reaction to what their house used to look like, with its paneled walls, blue carpet and blue paint.

Dress of graduation speaker up for debate
Dear Carson: Say someone without a college degree, only a high school diploma, is invited to give a graduation speech at a university.

Longest span
Former Congressman and Sen. Arthur Ravenel Jr. makes his remarks during the dedication of the new Ravenel Bridge in Charleston, S.C.

Candidates follow the gold brick trail
ATLANTA - Even though the newly disclosed identity of the shadowy Deep Throat character might cast doubt about his motives in tipping off the Watergate reporters, his advice to "follow the money" still rings true - especially campaign money.

Magnet schools might expand
A magnet school could be coming to a location near you. The Richmond County Board of Education gave permission to senior school administrators to consider expanding the county's magnet school program during a Saturday retreat.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Tykeria Harris of Aiken.

Conservation effort pays off for endangered woodpeckers
THOMASVILLE, Ga. - It's still a half-hour before sunup, but already wildlife biologists are stirring amid the wiregrass, wildflowers and small shrubs covering the floor of a vast longleaf pine forest in the plantation country of southwestern Georgia.

HIV scare puts Atlanta's gay community on edge

Officials say trip is worth expense

Kid of the Day

Sludge might be used on land
Each time a toilet is flushed in fast-growing Martinez or Evans, a few more gallons of sewage are pumped to one of Columbia County's three wastewater treatment plants.

Hard work makes new grads proud

Across the area
Augusta-Richmond County firefighters responded to the Augusta Canal near the 15th Street bridge Saturday after a tour boat carrying 32 passengers caught fire.

Across the area

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A 13-year federal study says the Savannah River Site's surrounding population didn't get major doses of radiation during the Cold War.

Pottermania going strong well past the witching hour

Senator revives legislation on teaching

Stewart wins at New Hampshire

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

News you can use

Authorities rounding up members of drug group
ATLANTA - Federal, state and local authorities in north Georgia are tracking down a group of thieves who have been using identities stolen from mailboxes to obtain money for methamphetamine.

Candidates follow the gold brick trail

Stewart wins at New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. - Tony Stewart won for the third time in four races, passing at will inside and outside in a dominant performance Sunday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Sludge might be used on land

Islanders say state is hot spot to do business, too
Just because Hawaii is a tropical paradise doesn't mean leaders from the other 49 states can't visit on business every once in a while. That's the general sentiment of Hawaiians this week as 3,000 county commissioners gather for a national conference along the shores of Waikiki - some coming despite criticism by their constituents and the media.

Drag boats draw visitors from all over

Across the area
Augusta-Richmond County firefighters responded to the Augusta Canal near the 15th Street bridge Saturday after a tour boat carrying 32 passengers caught fire.

Jury blames death on bad health care
COLUMBIA - Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said he will look into having criminal charges brought against health care providers at the county jail after a special jury blamed an inmate's death on poor medical care.

Damaging storm ends races
About a dozen people were treated for mostly minor injuries Sunday when a ferocious thunderstorm pounded thousands of fans and prematurely ended the 20th annual Augusta Southern Nationals dragboat races on the Savannah River.

Where we live

HIV scare puts Atlanta's gay community on edge
ATLANTA - Garry Wayne Carriker was a fourth-year medical student with a charming style that he worked to his advantage around the city's bustling gay scene.

Conservation effort pays off for endangered woodpeckers

Magnet schools might expand
A magnet school could be coming to a location near you. The Richmond County Board of Education gave permission to senior school administrators to consider expanding the county's magnet school program during a Saturday retreat.

Soul Art

Kid of the Day

Project puts together pieces of Augusta's historic puzzle

The week ahead

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Tykeria Harris of Aiken.

Evans retail center nearing opening

Riverwatch receives early OKs
It's big, it's unprecedented and it's slated for a part of Augusta that's fraught with historic and environmental concerns.

Across South Carolina

HIV scare puts Atlanta's gay community on edge
ATLANTA - Garry Wayne Carriker was a fourth-year medical student with a charming style that he worked to his advantage around the city's bustling gay scene.

Rants and Raves
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Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Michelle A'Shayla Brooks, 17 months, of Augusta.

Jury blames death on bad health care
COLUMBIA - Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said he will look into having criminal charges brought against health care providers at the county jail after a special jury blamed an inmate's death on poor medical care.

The week ahead
Man, this summer is just whizzing by. Columbia County schools will begin classes in two weeks, and Aiken and Richmond counties will follow in the weeks after. Can you believe it's back-to-school time already?

Across Georgia
ATHENS - An alleged gang member is set to be prosecuted on anti-gang charges, the first in the county, almost two years after four duplex residents were wounded in a drive-by shooting.

Hard work makes new grads proud
It's nothing short of writing a book or winning a Nobel Prize, Larry Bagwell said of the feats of Richmond County's first International Baccalaureate Program graduates.

Islanders say state is hot spot to do business, too
Just because Hawaii is a tropical paradise doesn't mean leaders from the other 49 states can't visit on business every once in a while. That's the general sentiment of Hawaiians this week as 3,000 county commissioners gather for a national conference along the shores of Waikiki - some coming despite criticism by their constituents and the media.

Jury blames death on bad health care

The week ahead
Man, this summer is just whizzing by. Columbia County schools will begin classes in two weeks, and Aiken and Richmond counties will follow in the weeks after. Can you believe it's back-to-school time already?

Longest span

Senator revives legislation on teaching
COLUMBIA - Some might think South Carolina - a staunch Republican state nestled in the Bible Belt - would be an easy sell when it comes to passing a law requiring public schools to teach alternatives to evolution.

Islanders say state is hot spot to do business, too

Officials say trip is worth expense
HONOLULU - Staying put in Augusta, without ever connecting face-to-face with leaders from other counties, is a losing proposition.

Rants and rave

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - Authorities are investigating the second arrest of a Columbus Police Department officer in a week.

Across the southeast

Across the area
Police are investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old Augusta boy who was struck in the back of the head early Sunday.

Boogers, sneezes and farts, oh my!

Candidates follow the gold brick trail
ATLANTA - Even though the newly disclosed identity of the shadowy Deep Throat character might cast doubt about his motives in tipping off the Watergate reporters, his advice to "follow the money" still rings true - especially campaign money.

Magnet schools might expand

Pottermania going strong well past the witching hour
Harry Potter fans continued to stream into Augusta bookstores Saturday during the daytime to purchase the latest installment of the series

Woman's joy found in giving to others
The secret to happiness is finding your gift, says Dora Amason.

News you can use
Last week a 9-year-old Columbus, Ga., girl saved her 8-month-old sister and 6-year-old brother and led them outside when their home caught on fire. The child's mother said her daughter's second-grade teacher had insisted all pupils learn an escape plan in case of such an emergency.

Project puts together pieces of Augusta's historic puzzle
Restoring the cemetery of St. Paul's Episcopal Church is the most challenging and diversified project Eugene Hough says he's ever worked on.

Across the area

Evans retail center nearing opening
The new shopping center being constructed in Evans is on target for an Oct. 9 grand opening.

Woman's joy found in giving to others

Five questions with Chyanne Sims
Chyanne Sims, 11, of Martinez, is a rising fifth-grader at Stevens Creek Elementary School. With two weeks left before classes begin, she was asked about her summer vacation.

Damaging storm ends races

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Drag boats draw visitors from all over
Richard Taylor, of Buford, Ga., hasn't missed the Augusta Southern Nationals in 10 years.

Longest span
Former Congressman and Sen. Arthur Ravenel Jr. makes his remarks during the dedication of the new Ravenel Bridge in Charleston, S.C.

Senator revives legislation on teaching
COLUMBIA - Some might think South Carolina - a staunch Republican state nestled in the Bible Belt - would be an easy sell when it comes to passing a law requiring public schools to teach alternatives to evolution.

Pottermania going strong well past the witching hour
Harry Potter fans continued to stream into Augusta bookstores Saturday during the daytime to purchase the latest installment of the series

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS - Authorities are investigating the second arrest of a Columbus Police Department officer in a week.

Sludge might be used on land
Each time a toilet is flushed in fast-growing Martinez or Evans, a few more gallons of sewage are pumped to one of Columbia County's three wastewater treatment plants.

Officials say trip is worth expense
HONOLULU - Staying put in Augusta, without ever connecting face-to-face with leaders from other counties, is a losing proposition.

Boogers, sneezes and farts, oh my!
ATLANTA - A summertime trip to the museum will never be the same for Ryan Coker after walking inside the giant nose and being sneezed on.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A 13-year federal study says the Savannah River Site's surrounding population didn't get major doses of radiation during the Cold War.

News you can use
Last week a 9-year-old Columbus, Ga., girl saved her 8-month-old sister and 6-year-old brother and led them outside when their home caught on fire. The child's mother said her daughter's second-grade teacher had insisted all pupils learn an escape plan in case of such an emergency.

Across the area
Police are investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old Augusta boy who was struck in the back of the head early Sunday.

Boogers, sneezes and farts, oh my!
ATLANTA - A summertime trip to the museum will never be the same for Ryan Coker after walking inside the giant nose and being sneezed on.

Across the southeast
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Emily Lyons, critically injured in a 1998 blast outside a Birmingham abortion clinic, has a message for confessed bomber Eric Rudolph: His crimes only made her stronger.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Soul Art
Around the long tables draped in colorful cloth and littered with an assortment of pens, paper and paint, the hush normally associated with operations at the Louisville, Ga., public library has been replaced with excited chatter, a by-product of the creative process.

Hard work makes new grads proud
It's nothing short of writing a book or winning a Nobel Prize, Larry Bagwell said of the feats of Richmond County's first International Baccalaureate Program graduates.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Michelle A'Shayla Brooks, 17 months, of Augusta.

Across the southeast
MIAMI - More than 30 volunteers removed swastikas and other vandalism Saturday from stone markers at a memorial for the 110 victims of the 1996 ValuJet crash in the Everglades.

Soul Art
Around the long tables draped in colorful cloth and littered with an assortment of pens, paper and paint, the hush normally associated with operations at the Louisville, Ga., public library has been replaced with excited chatter, a by-product of the creative process.

Drag boats draw visitors from all over
Richard Taylor, of Buford, Ga., hasn't missed the Augusta Southern Nationals in 10 years.

Damaging storm ends races
About a dozen people were treated for mostly minor injuries Sunday when a ferocious thunderstorm pounded thousands of fans and prematurely ended the 20th annual Augusta Southern Nationals dragboat races on the Savannah River.

Across South Carolina
WEST PELZER - A father shot and killed his son before wounding himself after an argument at a home in West Pelzer, Anderson County sheriff's deputies said.

Woman's joy found in giving to others
The secret to happiness is finding your gift, says Dora Amason.

Leaders learn about budget
HONOLULU - Although the gentle lapping water of Waikiki was just a few blocks away, Augusta commissioners put in a full day's work attending a seminar on ways to shape funding around community needs.

Project puts together pieces of Augusta's historic puzzle
Restoring the cemetery of St. Paul's Episcopal Church is the most challenging and diversified project Eugene Hough says he's ever worked on.

Across the southeast
MIAMI - More than 30 volunteers removed swastikas and other vandalism Saturday from stone markers at a memorial for the 110 victims of the 1996 ValuJet crash in the Everglades.

Evans retail center nearing opening
The new shopping center being constructed in Evans is on target for an Oct. 9 grand opening.

Conservation effort pays off for endangered woodpeckers
THOMASVILLE, Ga. - It's still a half-hour before sunup, but already wildlife biologists are stirring amid the wiregrass, wildflowers and small shrubs covering the floor of a vast longleaf pine forest in the plantation country of southwestern Georgia.

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Torches passed on the course and in galleries
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - They were too young to have ever watched him contend. Too young to fully appreciate his impact. But they were not too young to know a legend when they saw one.

Torches passed on the course and in galleries
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - They were too young to have ever watched him contend. Too young to fully appreciate his impact. But they were not too young to know a legend when they saw one.

Great Scot: Monty's back
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - With the newly crowned champion arriving for his press conference, a Royal & Ancient Golf Club official cut the runner-up interview woefully short.

Great Scot: Monty's back
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - With the newly crowned champion arriving for his press conference, a Royal & Ancient Golf Club official cut the runner-up interview woefully short.

Dogs' 7-to-1 rule makes it all even
My dog is 7 years old. By the end of this week, she will be 14. And, a year after that, Patches will be 21 - old enough to drink at any dog dish in town.

Dogs' 7-to-1 rule makes it all even
My dog is 7 years old. By the end of this week, she will be 14. And, a year after that, Patches will be 21 - old enough to drink at any dog dish in town.

'Charlie,' 'Wedding Crashers' boost Hollywood revenues
LOS ANGELES - Willy Wonka gave movie-goers their sugar fix for the weekend.

'Charlie,' 'Wedding Crashers' boost Hollywood revenues

Cambridge Film Festival cancels screening of film about suicide bombers

'Charlie,' 'Wedding Crashers' boost Hollywood revenues
LOS ANGELES - Willy Wonka gave movie-goers their sugar fix for the weekend.

Q&A with Billy Bob Thornton
NEW YORK - Billy Bob Thornton has effectively brought the drunk, foul-mouthed Kriss Kringle of his "Bad Santa" to the baseball diamond.

Cambridge Film Festival cancels screening of film about suicide bombers
LONDON - Organizers of the Cambridge Film Festival said Saturday they decided not to screen "Paradise Now," a prize-winning film about two suicide bombers, out of deference to victims of the London bombings.

Q&A with Billy Bob Thornton

Q&A with Billy Bob Thornton
NEW YORK - Billy Bob Thornton has effectively brought the drunk, foul-mouthed Kriss Kringle of his "Bad Santa" to the baseball diamond.

Cambridge Film Festival cancels screening of film about suicide bombers
LONDON - Organizers of the Cambridge Film Festival said Saturday they decided not to screen "Paradise Now," a prize-winning film about two suicide bombers, out of deference to victims of the London bombings.

Athletes take the hits and make some of their own as musicians
NEW YORK - Boston Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo is just the latest pro athlete to moonlight as a musician. A list of some other hitmakers - and some misses:

Athletes take the hits and make some of their own as musicians

Athletes take the hits and make some of their own as musicians
NEW YORK - Boston Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo is just the latest pro athlete to moonlight as a musician. A list of some other hitmakers - and some misses:

Red Sox pitcher hoping for hits with debut album

Red Sox pitcher hoping for hits with debut album
NEW YORK - Athletes want to be rock stars and rock stars want to be athletes. Bronson Arroyo gets to be both.

Red Sox pitcher hoping for hits with debut album
NEW YORK - Athletes want to be rock stars and rock stars want to be athletes. Bronson Arroyo gets to be both.

Points leader claims victory

Busch forced to settle for second
LOUDON, N.H. - Kurt Busch was trying to became the first driver to win three consecutive races at New Hampshire International Speedway, but Tony Stewart relegated him to second Sunday in the New England 300.

Stewart wins at New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. - Tony Stewart won for the third time in four races, passing at will inside and outside in a dominant performance Sunday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Stewart wins at New Hampshire

NASCAR notebook
LOUDON, N.H. - Brian Vickers won the third pole of his NASCAR Nextel Cup career during qualifying Saturday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Friday's fastest hangs on
EDMONTON, Alberta -A.J. Allmendinger was fastest again Saturday, much to Paul Tracy's regret.

NASCAR notebook

Points leader claims victory
LOUDON, N.H. - Points leader Martin Truex Jr. held off Carl Edwards on the final lap for his fifth victory of the season in the caution-filled NASCAR Busch series race Saturday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Busch forced to settle for second
LOUDON, N.H. - Kurt Busch was trying to became the first driver to win three consecutive races at New Hampshire International Speedway, but Tony Stewart relegated him to second Sunday in the New England 300.

NASCAR notebook
LOUDON, N.H. - Brian Vickers won the third pole of his NASCAR Nextel Cup career during qualifying Saturday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Busch forced to settle for second

Points leader claims victory
LOUDON, N.H. - Points leader Martin Truex Jr. held off Carl Edwards on the final lap for his fifth victory of the season in the caution-filled NASCAR Busch series race Saturday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Stewart wins at New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. - Tony Stewart won for the third time in four races, passing at will inside and outside in a dominant performance Sunday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Mrs. Bonnie Colley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rickey L. Henley    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Tariq Q. Fischer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Herbert    (BAMBERG, S.C.)

Mr. John E. Pierson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Imran Khan    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Elese H. Deason    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Langham    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John E. Pierson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Mae Gay    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bonnie Colley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Rickey L. Henley    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Ms. Helen S. Cloer    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Emil "Curley" Klozer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Pauline Wilson    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Wooden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Mae Gay    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sara L. Wideman    (CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.)

Mr. Tariq Q. Fischer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jonas Taylor    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Russell L. Smeak    (SSGT AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Mae Gay    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Allean Mobley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Tariq Q. Fischer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Poole Spurlock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Helen S. Cloer    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Richards    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Blount    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Oscar Willingham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy C. Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alan B. Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Blount    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Blount    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elese H. Deason    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Emil "Curley" Klozer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Poole Spurlock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alan B. Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bonnie Colley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Rita LaSalle Kelly    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Oscar Willingham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Wooden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Earline Crosby    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Wilson    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn B. Cole    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Ms. Sara L. Wideman    (CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.)

Mrs. Patricia Poole Spurlock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Russell L. Smeak    (SSGT AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margaret Richards    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Rita LaSalle Kelly    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Poole Spurlock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Allean Mobley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Earline Crosby    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Emil "Curley" Klozer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Mae Gay    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Blount    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Langham    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Emil "Curley" Klozer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Imran Khan    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Bonnie Colley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Herbert    (BAMBERG, S.C.)

Mr. Tariq Q. Fischer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Muhammad E. Hasan    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Admiral Greene, Sr.    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Muhammad E. Hasan    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Admiral Greene, Sr.    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy C. Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn B. Cole    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

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

Mrs. Bonnie Colley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Emil "Curley" Klozer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bonnie Colley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Blount (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Wooden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Muhammad E. Hasan (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Billy C. Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Blount (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Admiral Greene, Sr. (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Richards (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Elese H. Deason (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Alan B. Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John E. Pierson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Langham (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Earline Crosby (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Allean Mobley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline Wilson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Tariq Q. Fischer (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Poole Spurlock (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rickey L. Henley (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn B. Cole (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

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

Mr. Russell L. Smeak (SSGT AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Helen S. Cloer (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Imran Khan (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Emil "Curley" Klozer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Oscar Willingham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Rita LaSalle Kelly (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Herbert (BAMBERG, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Mae Gay (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sara L. Wideman (CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.)

Mr. Tariq Q. Fischer (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Patricia Poole Spurlock (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Mae Gay (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

The shaky rules of disengagement
My latest accessory is a flimsy orange band encircling my left wrist.

The shaky rules of disengagement
My latest accessory is a flimsy orange band encircling my left wrist.

Allow disabled in the community
The Augusta Chronicle article "Workers doubt validity of move" (June 24) - which said that "(t)he majority of the 30 developmentally disabled patients slated to be moved from East Central Regional Hospital into the community will be transferred against their will" -did not tell the complete story about the challenge to allow people with disabilities the opportunity to live in the community.

Allow disabled in the community
The Augusta Chronicle article "Workers doubt validity of move" (June 24) - which said that "(t)he majority of the 30 developmentally disabled patients slated to be moved from East Central Regional Hospital into the community will be transferred against their will" -did not tell the complete story about the challenge to allow people with disabilities the opportunity to live in the community.

Bell must toll for unfair death tax
"The Congress needs to make sure that the death tax is gone forever ... ." So declared President Bush recently, effectively launching one of the most important debates that will come before the nation this year.

The shaky rules of disengagement
My latest accessory is a flimsy orange band encircling my left wrist.

Allow disabled in the community
The Augusta Chronicle article "Workers doubt validity of move" (June 24) - which said that "(t)he majority of the 30 developmentally disabled patients slated to be moved from East Central Regional Hospital into the community will be transferred against their will" -did not tell the complete story about the challenge to allow people with disabilities the opportunity to live in the community.

Bell must toll for unfair death tax
"The Congress needs to make sure that the death tax is gone forever ... ." So declared President Bush recently, effectively launching one of the most important debates that will come before the nation this year.

Bell must toll for unfair death tax
"The Congress needs to make sure that the death tax is gone forever ... ." So declared President Bush recently, effectively launching one of the most important debates that will come before the nation this year.

Armstrong remains on track to win Tour

Rivals divide team, can't conquer Lance

Nalbandian lifts Argentina in Davis Cup

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Drag boat shatters record in qualifying

Overtime

Competitors brave elements of brutal event

Haas takes home prize

Nalbandian lifts Argentina in Davis Cup
David Nalbandian helped Argentina earn two points and a 2-1 lead over Australia on Saturday in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

Drag boat shatters record in qualifying
Scott Lumbert has a simple formula for racing his 4,500-horsepower top fuel hydro drag boat.

Haas takes home prize
John Haas of Allegan, Mich., was declared the top fuel hydro champion during Sunday's finale of the Augusta Southern Nationals after a storm washed out the final round.

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.

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
In Foxboro, Mass. DaMarcus Beasley scored two goals and added an assist to lead the United States over Jamaica, 3-1 on Saturday, in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Nalbandian lifts Argentina in Davis Cup
David Nalbandian helped Argentina earn two points and a 2-1 lead over Australia on Saturday in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

Armstrong remains on track to win Tour
SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France - As Lance Armstrong prepared for what may be hardest stage of the Tour de France, the widow of a friend and teammate killed in a crash a decade ago told him to go for the win.

Competitors brave elements of brutal event
SILVERTON, Colo. - The legs come in wobbly, weary and occasionally sturdy, many striped with scrapes and scratches, most caked in dirt. The faces are contorted in pain or glowing with joy, most raining sweat, some streaming tears.

Rivals divide team, can't conquer Lance
AX-3 DOMAINES, France - As the Pyrenean peak loomed, the long-awaited assault on Lance Armstrong arrived. Here, the six-time champion knew, was a Tour de France moment of truth.

Rivals divide team, can't conquer Lance
AX-3 DOMAINES, France - As the Pyrenean peak loomed, the long-awaited assault on Lance Armstrong arrived. Here, the six-time champion knew, was a Tour de France moment of truth.

Overtime
Outspokin Bicycle Shop's annual Yellow Jersey bicycle ride will be held today in downtown Augusta.

Overtime
In Foxboro, Mass. DaMarcus Beasley scored two goals and added an assist to lead the United States over Jamaica, 3-1 on Saturday, in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Armstrong remains on track to win Tour
SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France - As Lance Armstrong prepared for what may be hardest stage of the Tour de France, the widow of a friend and teammate killed in a crash a decade ago told him to go for the win.

Competitors brave elements of brutal event
SILVERTON, Colo. - The legs come in wobbly, weary and occasionally sturdy, many striped with scrapes and scratches, most caked in dirt. The faces are contorted in pain or glowing with joy, most raining sweat, some streaming tears.

Haas takes home prize
John Haas of Allegan, Mich., was declared the top fuel hydro champion during Sunday's finale of the Augusta Southern Nationals after a storm washed out the final round.

Overtime
Outspokin Bicycle Shop's annual Yellow Jersey bicycle ride will be held today in downtown Augusta.

Drag boat shatters record in qualifying
Scott Lumbert has a simple formula for racing his 4,500-horsepower top fuel hydro drag boat.

Catching on
Chiles Fiske, of Augusta, grins after landing his first hybrid bass. He caught the fish at Thurmond Lake on live herring while fishing with Ace Striper Guide David Ladow.

Catching on

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

Catching on
Chiles Fiske, of Augusta, grins after landing his first hybrid bass. He caught the fish at Thurmond Lake on live herring while fishing with Ace Striper Guide David Ladow.

Article lends big bite to insect
There's been a lot of news lately about shark attacks along Florida's Gulf Coast, and my wife has already declared she won't go anywhere near the pounding surf during our family fishing vacation to Edisto Beach this fall.

Article lends big bite to insect
There's been a lot of news lately about shark attacks along Florida's Gulf Coast, and my wife has already declared she won't go anywhere near the pounding surf during our family fishing vacation to Edisto Beach this fall.

Police sack Steelers quarterback impersonator
PITTSBURGH - Police have flagged a man for an illegal quarterback sneak.

Pope delivers blessing from vacation retreat
LES COMBES, Italy - Pope Benedict XVI delivered a special blessing Sunday from his alpine retreat, saying contact with nature helps people rediscover their true identity as God's creatures.

Pope delivers blessing from vacation retreat
LES COMBES, Italy - Pope Benedict XVI delivered a special blessing Sunday from his alpine retreat, saying contact with nature helps people rediscover their true identity as God's creatures.

Article lends big bite to insect

Torches passed on the course and in galleries

Great Scot: Monty's back

CNN's Miles O'Brien and his missed adventure in space
NEW YORK - Only CNN's Miles O'Brien and NASA truly know how close he was to climbing out of a space suit instead of an anchor booth after the space shuttle Discovery's launch was postponed last week because of a fuel gauge failure.

CNN's Miles O'Brien and his missed adventure in space
NEW YORK - Only CNN's Miles O'Brien and NASA truly know how close he was to climbing out of a space suit instead of an anchor booth after the space shuttle Discovery's launch was postponed last week because of a fuel gauge failure.

CNN's Miles O'Brien and his missed adventure in space

People in the News

Need a superhero? They're all at the movies

Smiles and raves for new Potter book

Harry Potter is growing up - and so is my little girl

Review: Latest 'Harry Potter' packs an emotional punch

Video game sex hack puts focus on industry

Recreation calendar

Show attracts lovers of sport bikes

Around the block

Veteran's tribute song stirs deep emotions

Bookings

Class teaches children many things are musical

Recycling centers

Pet of the week

Seniors at recreation department from lasting friendships in group

Pope delivers blessing from vacation retreat