Children learn value of teamwork during drug education camp
The team of children gathered around the treasure map as 11-year-old Jacqualyn Gosha read the instructions.

CSRA Bridge Club Results
CSRA Bridge Club Results for July 4-10

Children dig in to win library's 'Fear Factor' food event
Katie Cohen picked up the pink egg and smelled it.

Milestones
Clemson University's air rifle club team has been ranked the top collegiate club team in the nation. The school played host to the Southeast sectional air rifle competition in the spring.

Quiet shopping
A customer leaves Belk in North Augusta. Belk Inc. officials said the company likely will shut down their North Augusta location once a bigger store is completed at a new retail center planned for Augusta. Officials from the Charlotte, N.C., retailer said that the 120,000-square-foot store planned for the Village at River Watch will be a major improvement over the 48,000-square-foot North Augusta location. The store opened in 1993.

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

Reunions
Aiken High School 1960: Seeking classmates for a 45-year reunion Saturday; contact Linda Adams, 793-2191 or lindajim@bellsouth.net

CSRA Bridge Club Results
CSRA Bridge Club Results for July 4-10

It's all an act
Summertime classes offer an opportunity for schoolchildren to polish some rusty skills.

Bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for July 11-13. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

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

Clemson University graduates
The following Aiken County residents have earned degrees from Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.:

Across the river
BEST CHEFS OF THE SOUTH: 6:30 p.m. Thursday; The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; with guest chef Frank Lee; $69; 396-2611

Honor roll
The following people have been named to the 2005 spring semester honor roll at Westminster Schools of Augusta:

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

Quiet shopping
A customer leaves Belk in North Augusta. Belk Inc. officials said the company likely will shut down their North Augusta location once a bigger store is completed at a new retail center planned for Augusta. Officials from the Charlotte, N.C., retailer said that the 120,000-square-foot store planned for the Village at River Watch will be a major improvement over the 48,000-square-foot North Augusta location. The store opened in 1993.

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

Battling Mother Nature
The weather has delayed some construction at the Lowe's site in North Augusta. The plot has been cleared, and workers are trying to get the road and curbing done despite lots of rain. Officials say the 102,000-square-foot store and 31,000-square-foot garden center should be open by the end of the year. The $12 million project will create about 120 jobs.

This week
Augusta Ski and Outing Club lake party: Friday-Sunday; Ridge Road Campground at Thurmond Lake; with Low Country boil at 4 p.m. Saturday; campsites available; free for members, $5 nonmembers; 736-3736 or candrews@mail.mcg.edu.

Across the river
BEST CHEFS OF THE SOUTH: 6:30 p.m. Thursday; The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; with guest chef Frank Lee; $69; 396-2611

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.

Vegetables in heirloom garden have stories to tell
Behind every variety of vegetable, there's probably an interesting tale.

Milestones
Clemson University's air rifle club team has been ranked the top collegiate club team in the nation. The school played host to the Southeast sectional air rifle competition in the spring.

Children learn value of teamwork during drug education camp
The team of children gathered around the treasure map as 11-year-old Jacqualyn Gosha read the instructions.

Honor roll
The following people have been named to the 2005 spring semester honor roll at Westminster Schools of Augusta:

Area pupils will receive free haircuts for school
Children can start getting ready for school at the Aiken County Recreation Center in Graniteville.

Battling Mother Nature
The weather has delayed some construction at the Lowe's site in North Augusta. The plot has been cleared, and workers are trying to get the road and curbing done despite lots of rain. Officials say the 102,000-square-foot store and 31,000-square-foot garden center should be open by the end of the year. The $12 million project will create about 120 jobs.

Kids get feel for vehicles at Touch a Truck
For a 4-year-old, Daniel Kingery knows a lot about trucks.

Vegetables in heirloom garden have stories to tell
Behind every variety of vegetable, there's probably an interesting tale.

Reunions
Aiken High School 1960: Seeking classmates for a 45-year reunion Saturday; contact Linda Adams, 793-2191 or lindajim@bellsouth.net

Area pupils will receive free haircuts for school
Children can start getting ready for school at the Aiken County Recreation Center in Graniteville.

Recreation events
AIKEN COUNTY RECREATION CENTER, GRANITEVILLE

Kids get feel for vehicles at Touch a Truck
For a 4-year-old, Daniel Kingery knows a lot about trucks.

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

Recreation events
AIKEN COUNTY RECREATION CENTER, GRANITEVILLE

Events
2005 PALMETTO STATE PAGEANT: Friday-Saturday, July 29-30, Center Theater, Hartsville, S.C.; open to girls 19 and younger, boys 7 and younger; a Ms. group for women 20 and older; two Grand Supreme winners to receive $1,500 savings bond, two Supreme winners to receive $1,200, 13 age-group winners will receive $1,000 savings bonds; (843) 332-0961

Events
2005 PALMETTO STATE PAGEANT: Friday-Saturday, July 29-30, Center Theater, Hartsville, S.C.; open to girls 19 and younger, boys 7 and younger; a Ms. group for women 20 and older; two Grand Supreme winners to receive $1,500 savings bond, two Supreme winners to receive $1,200, 13 age-group winners will receive $1,000 savings bonds; (843) 332-0961

Children dig in to win library's 'Fear Factor' food event
Katie Cohen picked up the pink egg and smelled it.

Aiken deputy decides career as lawyer isn't for him
Stuart Johnson didn't end up on the wrong side of the law. He's just involved in a different side of it than most members of his Aiken family, which is filled with lawyers.

Around the block
THE AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE YOUTH WING WILL BE STAGING 18 NERVOUS GUMSHOES AT 8 P.M. FRIDAY-SATURDAY at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St.. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and $6 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call 648-1438.

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

It's all an act
Summertime classes offer an opportunity for schoolchildren to polish some rusty skills.

Pet of the week
Cindy, a 4-month-old female lab 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.

Pet of the week
Cindy, a 4-month-old female lab 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.

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

Around the block
THE AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE YOUTH WING WILL BE STAGING 18 NERVOUS GUMSHOES AT 8 P.M. FRIDAY-SATURDAY at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St.. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and $6 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call 648-1438.

Reader's Digest reaches 1,000 issues
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - If your grandmother claims she's squirreled away every issue of Reader's Digest, there will soon be an easy way to check: just go up to the attic and count to 1,000.

Reader's Digest reaches 1,000 issues
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - If your grandmother claims she's squirreled away every issue of Reader's Digest, there will soon be an easy way to check: just go up to the attic and count to 1,000.

Reader's Digest reaches 1,000 issues

New Potter book a smash in U.S. and Britain
NEW YORK - Harry Potter is a record breaker on both sides of the Atlantic.

Slumping Nationals shake up lineup

Slumping Nationals shake up lineup
WASHINGTON - Slumping shortstop Cristian Guzman and hobbled third baseman Vinny Castilla were dropped from the Washington Nationals' starting lineup Tuesday night as manager Frank Robinson tried to spark his struggling team.

Slumping Nationals shake up lineup
WASHINGTON - Slumping shortstop Cristian Guzman and hobbled third baseman Vinny Castilla were dropped from the Washington Nationals' starting lineup Tuesday night as manager Frank Robinson tried to spark his struggling team.

Nationals blank Rockies
WASHINGTON - John Patterson didn't need much offense to work with, making due with what the Washington Nationals' revamped lineup provided.

Notes from Tuesday's games
TAMPA BAY: With wins in four of their first five games since the All-Star break, the Devil Rays clinched their first winning trip since 2004.... LHP Casey Fossum left the game in the fifth inning due to leg cramps after allowing singles on consecutive pitches.

Nationals blank Rockies
WASHINGTON - John Patterson didn't need much offense to work with, making due with what the Washington Nationals' revamped lineup provided.

Notes from Tuesday's games

Nationals blank Rockies

Notes from Tuesday's games
TAMPA BAY: With wins in four of their first five games since the All-Star break, the Devil Rays clinched their first winning trip since 2004.... LHP Casey Fossum left the game in the fifth inning due to leg cramps after allowing singles on consecutive pitches.

Leave care and feeding instructions when traveling

Missed tag gives Giants victory over Braves
SAN FRANCISCO - By baseball standards, Deivi Cruz is short, round and slow - but when he rolled toward home plate with the game on his shoulders, the rest of the San Francisco Giants just knew he'd get there before the ball.

Missed tag gives Giants victory over Braves
SAN FRANCISCO - By baseball standards, Deivi Cruz is short, round and slow - but when he rolled toward home plate with the game on his shoulders, the rest of the San Francisco Giants just knew he'd get there before the ball.\r\n

Missed tag gives Giants victory over Braves

Rivals, poor sales dent Ford profits
DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co.'s profits fell 19 percent in the second quarter, hurt by lower production and harsh competition in North America, where it lost more than $900 million. The company's overall automotive outlook isn't much rosier for the rest of the year.

Stocks enjoy surge from good earnings

Rivals, poor sales dent Ford profits
DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co.'s profits fell 19 percent in the second quarter, hurt by lower production and harsh competition in North America, where it lost more than $900 million. The company's overall automotive outlook isn't much rosier for the rest of the year.

Business helps people prepare meals
Lynn Harrington isn't too busy too cook; she's just sick of doing it.

Business briefs

Market rally halted on Citigroup report
NEW YORK - Wall Street's rally skidded to a halt Monday after weaker-than-expected earnings from Citigroup Inc. raised questions about other companies' second-quarter results.

Business briefs
Morris Communication Co.'s Augusta Magazine will launch a free, family oriented publication July 27.

Market rally halted on Citigroup report
NEW YORK - Wall Street's rally skidded to a halt Monday after weaker-than-expected earnings from Citigroup Inc. raised questions about other companies' second-quarter results.

Business helps people prepare meals
Lynn Harrington isn't too busy too cook; she's just sick of doing it.

Rivals, poor sales dent Ford profits

International Paper to cut jobs, holdings

Stocks enjoy surge from good earnings
NEW YORK - Wall Street regained its composure Tuesday, marching higher after companies including Merrill Lynch & Co. beat earnings expectations.

Business briefs
Morris Communication Co.'s Augusta Magazine will launch a free, family oriented publication July 27.

Market rally halted on Citigroup report

International Paper to cut jobs, holdings
STAMFORD, Conn. - International Paper Co. announced a sweeping restructuring plan Tuesday that will dramatically shrink the world's largest paper company in an effort to boost profits and cut debt by focusing on core businesses.

Business helps people prepare meals

International Paper to cut jobs, holdings
STAMFORD, Conn. - International Paper Co. announced a sweeping restructuring plan Tuesday that will dramatically shrink the world's largest paper company in an effort to boost profits and cut debt by focusing on core businesses.

Reader's Digest reaches 1,000 issues
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - If your grandmother claims she's squirreled away every issue of Reader's Digest, there will soon be an easy way to check: just go up to the attic and count to 1,000.

Stocks enjoy surge from good earnings
NEW YORK - Wall Street regained its composure Tuesday, marching higher after companies including Merrill Lynch & Co. beat earnings expectations.

Reader's Digest reaches 1,000 issues

Computer giant springs to life
BOSTON - International Business Machines Corp. rebounded from a previous disappointment by reporting second-quarter earnings Monday that surpassed analysts' expectations. Improvement in the services division buoyed the results.

Computer giant springs to life

Computer giant springs to life
BOSTON - International Business Machines Corp. rebounded from a previous disappointment by reporting second-quarter earnings Monday that surpassed analysts' expectations. Improvement in the services division buoyed the results.

Reader's Digest reaches 1,000 issues
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - If your grandmother claims she's squirreled away every issue of Reader's Digest, there will soon be an easy way to check: just go up to the attic and count to 1,000.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on July 20, 2005.

Bowden hopes to shelve headsets this year

Bowden hopes to shelve headsets this year
SUNSET, S.C. - It's an image Clemson coach Tommy Bowden could get used to - his headsets off, his offense clicking and new coordinator Rob Spence in control of it all.

Bowden hopes to shelve headsets this year
SUNSET, S.C. - It's an image Clemson coach Tommy Bowden could get used to - his headsets off, his offense clicking and new coordinator Rob Spence in control of it all.\r\n

Adequate hydration keeps body at its best
No doubt about it - water is critical. In fact, it constitutes more than two-thirds of your body weight. You might not need to work as hard as you thought to get enough. Here are answers to the most common questions about staying hydrated:

It's not magic; it's fun
History was made this past weekend - and we're not referring to Tiger Woods' remarkable achievement, joining Jack Nicklaus as only the second golfer to twice win career grand slams - the Masters Tournament, the PGA Championship, and the U.S. and British opens.

Pleasantville isn't real

Who declared war on whom?
The news report out of England said a crackdown on hate-spewing clerics "might fuel the belief among many younger Muslims that the fight against terrorism unfairly targets them. A poll in November showed that 80 percent of British Muslims equate the 'war on terrorism' with a war on Islam."

Pleasantville isn't real
Columbia Countians love their county. And Evans was just named the 32nd-best place to live in America by a prominent magazine.

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.

It's not magic; it's fun
History was made this past weekend - and we're not referring to Tiger Woods' remarkable achievement, joining Jack Nicklaus as only the second golfer to twice win career grand slams - the Masters Tournament, the PGA Championship, and the U.S. and British opens.

It's not magic; it's fun

He's not one of us
Diane Derzis wished Eric Rudolph a very long life Monday.

POW ruling is a vital win
An appeals court ruling last week bolstering the war on terrorism shows just how critical it is to get conservative judges - not only on the U.S. Supreme Court, but on down the line as well.

Pleasantville isn't real
Columbia Countians love their county. And Evans was just named the 32nd-best place to live in America by a prominent magazine.

People in the News
LONDON - Roman Polanski testified on the first day of his libel lawsuit against the publishers of Vanity Fair that he was the victim of an "abominable lie."

Mia Farrow testifies in Polanski libel case
LONDON - Mia Farrow has defended film director Roman Polanski in his libel trial, denying a claim by Vanity Fair magazine that he tried to seduce a woman days after his wife's brutal murder.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Lil' Kim has filed a $6 million lawsuit against one of the two men who gave wounding testimony at her recent trial on perjury and conspiracy charges.

Jude Law publicly apologized to fiancee over affair
LONDON - Jude Law publicly apologized to his actress-fiancee, Sienna Miller, expressing his "sincere regret" over an affair with one of his children's nanny.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Lil' Kim has filed a $6 million lawsuit against one of the two men who gave wounding testimony at her recent trial on perjury and conspiracy charges.

People in the News
LONDON - Roman Polanski testified on the first day of his libel lawsuit against the publishers of Vanity Fair that he was the victim of an "abominable lie."

Mia Farrow testifies in Polanski libel case
LONDON - Mia Farrow has defended film director Roman Polanski in his libel trial, denying a claim by Vanity Fair magazine that he tried to seduce a woman days after his wife's brutal murder.

Experts testify Diaz signature was forged
LOS ANGELES - Two forensic experts have testified that a signature on a model release form involving topless photos of Cameron Diaz appeared to be forged, using an autographed publicity photo of the actress.

Why and how do I check my credit status?
Q. I've been told it's a good idea to regularly monitor my own credit status. Why is that important and how should I go about doing it?

Why and how do I check my credit status?

Why and how do I check my credit status?
Q. I've been told it's a good idea to regularly monitor my own credit status. Why is that important and how should I go about doing it?

Easy summer dessert has stylish touch
NEW YORK - Here's a delectable way to literally wrap up your summer grilling menu: a simple but stylish dessert that makes smart use of the hot coals left after the steaks are done.

Easy summer dessert has stylish touch

Easy summer dessert has stylish touch
NEW YORK - Here's a delectable way to literally wrap up your summer grilling menu: a simple but stylish dessert that makes smart use of the hot coals left after the steaks are done.

Vegetarian recipe for sloppy Josephines
CONCORD, N.H. - Counting carbs just annoys me. Perhaps it is because I have spent a lifetime watching my weight (and all too often watching it go in the wrong direction) by counting one thing or another - first calories, then fat, always cholesterol, sometimes salt.

Vegetarian recipe for sloppy Josephines
CONCORD, N.H. - Counting carbs just annoys me. Perhaps it is because I have spent a lifetime watching my weight (and all too often watching it go in the wrong direction) by counting one thing or another - first calories, then fat, always cholesterol, sometimes salt.

Vegetarian recipe for sloppy Josephines

GreenJackets: Armitage heats up at bat
Augusta GreenJackets left fielder Jon Armitage batted a mere .169 in June - second-worst on the team - with just 11 hits in 21 games.

GreenJackets: Armitage heats up at bat
Augusta GreenJackets left fielder Jon Armitage batted a mere .169 in June - second-worst on the team - with just 11 hits in 21 games.

Golf: Woods smiles in the face of critics
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - When asked what he thought of his critics now, Tiger Woods had no words - at least not the printable kind.

Golf: Woods smiles in the face of critics

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Upcoming Events

Golf: Woods smiles in the face of critics
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - When asked what he thought of his critics now, Tiger Woods had no words - at least not the printable kind.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

GreenJackets: Armitage heats up at bat

Football teams begin practicing for season

Football teams begin practicing for season
Lawrence Marsh saw dark skies glittered with lightning streaks on the first practice day of his senior year Monday.

Football teams begin practicing for season
Lawrence Marsh saw dark skies glittered with lightning streaks on the first practice day of his senior year Monday.

Shrimp salad gets boost from garden staples
Produce stands are overflowing with vine-ripened tomatoes this time of year, and from tomato sandwiches to marinated tomato salads, I just can't get enough of them.

Shrimp salad gets boost from garden staples
Produce stands are overflowing with vine-ripened tomatoes this time of year, and from tomato sandwiches to marinated tomato salads, I just can't get enough of them.

Shrimp salad gets boost from garden staples

Leave care and feeding instructions when traveling
Did I tell you that when I was vacationing in Louisiana last week, I took a tour through a swamp?

Leave care and feeding instructions when traveling
Did I tell you that when I was vacationing in Louisiana last week, I took a tour through a swamp?

Chemical spill shuts down I-20 exit
AIKEN -- Exit 11 on Interstate 20 was shut down for a couple of hours today after 25 to 35 gallons of a manufacturing chemical spilled from a tanker.

Woman gets threatening letter with powder
Columbia County emergency officials are investigating a report of a suspicious powder and a threatening letter delivered today at a Martinez home.

Westinghouse president gets threatening letter with powder
Columbia County emergency officials are investigating a report of a suspicious powder and a threatening letter delivered today at a Martinez home.

Delta cuts back Augusta service
Delta Air Lines is chopping its Augusta schedule this fall, which could cost Augusta Regional Airport dearly, airport D irector Buster Boshears said this morning.

Powder found in letter wasn't dangerous
Tests of a powdery substance that was with a threatening letter Tuesday at the home of Westinghouse Savannah River Co. President Bob Pedde showed that it posed no danger.

Shopping center plan is a bad idea
The shopping center under consideration along River Watch Parkway is a bad concept for a number of reasons:Jan Turner, Martinez

Bad grammar, bad government

Unocal oil deal bodes ill for us

Trip: $14,443. Humor: priceless
I think all the negative comments and articles about your Augusta commissioners going to Hawaii are hilarious. Richard Wilson, Aiken, S.C.

Commissioners' Hawaii jaunt will teach nothing

Commissioners learn? Laughable

Unocal oil deal bodes ill for us
Thanks for the cartoon on the July 12 opinion page. Perhaps it will let people know that the Chinese could soon own the Unocal oil company.Margaret Ann Hogue, Grovetown

Commissioners' Hawaii jaunt will teach nothing
Augusta Commissioner Bobby Hankerson's quote, "You'd think we could go there (Hawaii) just this one time," reminds me of an adolescent telling his parents that all of his peers are getting to go to the beach, and their parents don't mind having to pay $14,443 for the trip. Nathan Panzella, Augusta

Commissioners' Hawaii jaunt will teach nothing
Augusta Commissioner Bobby Hankerson's quote, "You'd think we could go there (Hawaii) just this one time," reminds me of an adolescent telling his parents that all of his peers are getting to go to the beach, and their parents don't mind having to pay $14,443 for the trip. Nathan Panzella, Augusta

Government funds filth as art
If anyone who claims Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior had any reservations about the National Endowment for the Arts, reading Ann Coulter's column "Thou shalt not commit religion in U.S." (July 4) should anger you to no end.J.F. Rodgers, Clearwater, S.C.

Trip: $14,443. Humor: priceless

Commissioners learn? Laughable
Despite the loud outcries of their constituents, the commissioners continue with their "working" trip to Honolulu. Jean Strein, North Augusta, S.C.

Government funds filth as art

Commissioners learn? Laughable
Despite the loud outcries of their constituents, the commissioners continue with their "working" trip to Honolulu. Jean Strein, North Augusta, S.C.

Unocal oil deal bodes ill for us
Thanks for the cartoon on the July 12 opinion page. Perhaps it will let people know that the Chinese could soon own the Unocal oil company.Margaret Ann Hogue, Grovetown

Bad grammar, bad government
The following quote was taken from Sunday's City Ink column in The Chronicle. I feel that it should be printed again because of its brilliance (emphasis added):Carleton Duvall, Augusta

Government funds filth as art
If anyone who claims Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior had any reservations about the National Endowment for the Arts, reading Ann Coulter's column "Thou shalt not commit religion in U.S." (July 4) should anger you to no end.J.F. Rodgers, Clearwater, S.C.

Trip: $14,443. Humor: priceless
I think all the negative comments and articles about your Augusta commissioners going to Hawaii are hilarious. Richard Wilson, Aiken, S.C.

Liberals short of compassion, too
It seems Tom Zwemer is guilty of the same lack of compassion he accuses us in the religious right of having ("Religious right lacks compassion," July 18).Claudia Morris, Augusta

Bad grammar, bad government
The following quote was taken from Sunday's City Ink column in The Chronicle. I feel that it should be printed again because of its brilliance (emphasis added):Carleton Duvall, Augusta

Health and fitness calendar

Distressed denim, layered tops are all the rage

Distressed denim, layered tops are all the rage

Living briefs

Americans turn to Canada for effective sunscreen

The art of being a couch potato is put to the test

Seniors Calendar

Americans turn to Canada for effective sunscreen
DETROIT - It's in Canada. It's on eBay. But it's not at your drugstore - and it's not supposed to be.

Distressed denim, layered tops are all the rage
When the school bells ring this year, patched and frayed jeans will be in attendance as much as rhinestones and sequins.

Living briefs
A new chapter of the Red Hat Society is being formed, and the organization is looking for new members for The Rose Chapeaus.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Living briefs
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been on bookshelves for less than three days, but that didn't stop more than 250 readers from speculating on who that titular character is in the Augusta Chronicle's contest.

Distressed denim, layered tops are all the rage
When the school bells ring this year, patched and frayed jeans will be in attendance as much as rhinestones and sequins.

Americans turn to Canada for effective sunscreen
DETROIT - It's in Canada. It's on eBay. But it's not at your drugstore - and it's not supposed to be.

Living briefs
A new chapter of the Red Hat Society is being formed, and the organization is looking for new members for The Rose Chapeaus.

The art of being a couch potato is put to the test
Recently, a contingent of British potato growers petitioned the Oxford English Dictionary to remove the term "couch potato" from the lexicon. Evidently it was, in their eyes, demeaning to the noble spud.

Distressed denim, layered tops are all the rage
When the school bells ring this year, patched and frayed jeans will be in attendance as much as rhinestones and sequins.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

The art of being a couch potato is put to the test
Recently, a contingent of British potato growers petitioned the Oxford English Dictionary to remove the term "couch potato" from the lexicon. Evidently it was, in their eyes, demeaning to the noble spud.

News you can use
Events for today include:

Sheriff's office sets special-duty pay
Top staff at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office are warning deputies who work special duty at area businesses not to negotiate pay rates on their own.

Powder found in letter wasn't dangerous

Chemical spill shuts down I-20 exit
AIKEN -- Exit 11 on Interstate 20 was shut down for a couple of hours today after 25 to 35 gallons of a manufacturing chemical spilled from a tanker.

Judge refuses appeal request by Walker
In a concise written order, the federal judge who presided over former state Sen. Charles Walker's trial has denied him a judgment acquittal and declined to grant a new trial.

Woman gets threatening letter with powder
Columbia County emergency officials are investigating a report of a suspicious powder and a threatening letter delivered today at a Martinez home.

Airport stepping up changes to terminal
Starting this week, it will become obvious that Augusta Regional Airport's terminal is undergoing a complete overhaul.

Westinghouse president gets threatening letter with powder
Columbia County emergency officials are investigating a report of a suspicious powder and a threatening letter delivered today at a Martinez home.

News you can use
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theater will present The World Goes Round with dinner at 7 p.m. and the show at the Fort Gordon Dinner Theater.

Airport stepping up changes to terminal
Starting this week, it will become obvious that Augusta Regional Airport's terminal is undergoing a complete overhaul.

Leaders receive advice on dealing with media
HONOLULU - It started out as a matter-of-fact lecture about how elected officials can best deal with reporters.

Camp for kids with cancer turns 20
Her small voice is nearly swallowed up by the racket inside Brunswick National Lanes, but Stephanie Hatcher's words still hit home.

Aiken tourism dollars sit unspent
AIKEN - About $270,000 that is supposed to be spent to promote tourism is sitting idle in Aiken County coffers because of infighting among county council members about how the money should be doled out.

USCA giving health screens disaster victims
AIKEN - The state health agency that plans to provide free medical screenings to people who were exposed to chlorine in Graniteville has teamed with the University of South Carolina Aiken to reach those affected by the toxic gas.

State coverage could cover less
ATLANTA - Without a special exception to budget rules, the state's health insurance programs for children and the needy could be forced to slash $270 million or more, changing the coverage for hundreds of thousands of Georgians.

More jails are housing mentally ill
HONOLULU - Georgia is not the only state closing mental health facilities and forcing local communities - and taxpayers - to pick up the tab as an increasing number of the mentally ill end up behind bars in county jails.

Aiken tourism dollars sit unspent

Walker files suit against company
Former state Sen. Charles Walker is fighting the termination of a contract that occurred immediately after his criminal conviction last month.

Delta cuts two Augusta flights

400 more workers at SRS get pink slips
AIKEN - The private company that runs Savannah River Site will begin laying off about 400 people today, the second in a three-phase work-force reduction that likely will be completed next year.

Across Georgia
STONE MOUNTAIN - Rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed a Stone Mountain park employee have grown to $25,000.

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Across the region
ATLANTA - The mother of an Atlanta socialite gunned down on her doorstep nearly two decades ago said Monday she is confident she will get justice for her daughter as the state Supreme Court weighed whether to bar murder charges against the victim's husband.

Delta cuts two Augusta flights
Delta Air Lines is chopping its Augusta schedule this fall, which could cost Augusta Regional Airport dearly, airport Director Buster Boshears said Tuesday.

Across the area
A former bail bondsman faces a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Monday.

School board refuses to roll back millage
The Columbia County Board of Education decided Tuesday to keep its mill rate unchanged and not roll back the rate, which could have cut homeowners' taxes.

Kid of the Day
Amelia Taniya Charthern is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area
A former bail bondsman faces a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Monday.

Across the area

Walker files suit against company
Former state Sen. Charles Walker is fighting the termination of a contract that occurred immediately after his criminal conviction last month.

Museum director expects challenge

Rants and Raves
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Airport stepping up changes to terminal

Museum director expects challenge
Nancy J. Glaser was barely 11 when she accompanied her mother to a home in West Virginia to examine a collection of toy stuffed animals.

Walker files suit against company

Sheriff's office sets special-duty pay

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day

Woman gets threatening letter with powder

Georgia seeks cost-cutting aid
Georgia is turning to some seasoned managed care companies to help rein in costs of its Medicaid program and refocus it on keeping people healthier.

USCA giving health screens disaster victims

Across the area
A helicopter search Tuesday failed to find a 74-year-old North Augusta man with numerous medical problems who hasn't been seen or heard from since last week, officials said.

Camp for kids with cancer turns 20

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The Citadel is reminding alumni and season football ticket holders that it is illegal to give alcohol to underage cadets at games.

400 more workers at SRS get pink slips

Powder found in letter wasn't dangerous
Tests of a powdery substance that was with a threatening letter Tuesday at the home of Westinghouse Savannah River Co. President Bob Pedde showed that it posed no danger.

Across the region

Library looks to innovate, improve service
If George Jetson were real, Barry Smith says, he just might like some of the futuristic plans being looked at for a new library in Evans.

Chemical spill shuts down I-20 exit

Eminent domain ruling draws focus
HONOLULU - In the wake of last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing government to take private property for economic development, at least 24 states, including Georgia, are considering limiting those powers in local communities, speakers at the National Association of Counties meeting said.

More jails are housing mentally ill

Tax on aviation sales questioned
The general manager of Garrett Aviation is making it his mission to repeal Georgia's sales tax on aviation sales and services.

Judge refuses appeal request by Walker
In a concise written order, the federal judge who presided over former state Sen. Charles Walker's trial has denied him a judgment acquittal and declined to grant a new trial.

University officially ends ties to UGA Foundation
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia officially cut ties with the UGA Foundation on Tuesday, but not much will change for donors, employees or administrators.

Westinghouse president gets threatening letter with powder

Threatening letter laced with white powder
A suspicious powder and threatening letter were discovered Tuesday at the home of Westinghouse Savannah River Co. President Bob Pedde, one day after he announced the layoffs of 400 people at Savannah River Site.

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Kid of the Day
Thomas "Tre " Clark III is today's Kid of the Day.

Kid of the Day
Amelia Taniya Charthern is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the region
ATLANTA - The mother of an Atlanta socialite gunned down on her doorstep nearly two decades ago said Monday she is confident she will get justice for her daughter as the state Supreme Court weighed whether to bar murder charges against the victim's husband.

Georgia seeks cost-cutting aid
Georgia is turning to some seasoned managed care companies to help rein in costs of its Medicaid program and refocus it on keeping people healthier.

400 more workers at SRS get pink slips
AIKEN - The private company that runs Savannah River Site will begin laying off about 400 people today, the second in a three-phase work-force reduction that likely will be completed next year.

Across the area
A helicopter search Tuesday failed to find a 74-year-old North Augusta man with numerous medical problems who hasn't been seen or heard from since last week, officials said.

USCA giving health screens disaster victims
AIKEN - The state health agency that plans to provide free medical screenings to people who were exposed to chlorine in Graniteville has teamed with the University of South Carolina Aiken to reach those affected by the toxic gas.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The Citadel is reminding alumni and season football ticket holders that it is illegal to give alcohol to underage cadets at games.

Camp for kids with cancer turns 20
Her small voice is nearly swallowed up by the racket inside Brunswick National Lanes, but Stephanie Hatcher's words still hit home.

Across the area

Museum director expects challenge
Nancy J. Glaser was barely 11 when she accompanied her mother to a home in West Virginia to examine a collection of toy stuffed animals.

Library looks to innovate, improve service

More jails are housing mentally ill
HONOLULU - Georgia is not the only state closing mental health facilities and forcing local communities - and taxpayers - to pick up the tab as an increasing number of the mentally ill end up behind bars in county jails.

School board refuses to roll back millage

Judge refuses appeal request by Walker

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theater will present The World Goes Round with dinner at 7 p.m. and the show at the Fort Gordon Dinner Theater.

Bayvale returns to home
Workers polishing floors and lugging furniture are completing Bayvale Elementary School's move back to its Milledgeville Road location.

Across Georgia
STONE MOUNTAIN - Rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed a Stone Mountain park employee have grown to $25,000.

Library looks to innovate, improve service
If George Jetson were real, Barry Smith says, he just might like some of the futuristic plans being looked at for a new library in Evans.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Sheriff's office sets special-duty pay
Top staff at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office are warning deputies who work special duty at area businesses not to negotiate pay rates on their own.

Across Georgia

Delta cuts two Augusta flights
Delta Air Lines is chopping its Augusta schedule this fall, which could cost Augusta Regional Airport dearly, airport Director Buster Boshears said Tuesday.

Leaders receive advice on dealing with media

Threatening letter laced with white powder
A suspicious powder and threatening letter were discovered Tuesday at the home of Westinghouse Savannah River Co. President Bob Pedde, one day after he announced the layoffs of 400 people at Savannah River Site.

News you can use

Kid of the Day
Thomas "Tre " Clark III is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina

Leaders receive advice on dealing with media
HONOLULU - It started out as a matter-of-fact lecture about how elected officials can best deal with reporters.

Threatening letter laced with white powder

Eminent domain ruling draws focus
HONOLULU - In the wake of last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing government to take private property for economic development, at least 24 states, including Georgia, are considering limiting those powers in local communities, speakers at the National Association of Counties meeting said.

University officially ends ties to UGA Foundation

Tax on aviation sales questioned
The general manager of Garrett Aviation is making it his mission to repeal Georgia's sales tax on aviation sales and services.

Georgia seeks cost-cutting aid

University officially ends ties to UGA Foundation
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia officially cut ties with the UGA Foundation on Tuesday, but not much will change for donors, employees or administrators.

Tax on aviation sales questioned

School board refuses to roll back millage
The Columbia County Board of Education decided Tuesday to keep its mill rate unchanged and not roll back the rate, which could have cut homeowners' taxes.

Aiken tourism dollars sit unspent
AIKEN - About $270,000 that is supposed to be spent to promote tourism is sitting idle in Aiken County coffers because of infighting among county council members about how the money should be doled out.

Eminent domain ruling draws focus

Tiger, Nicklaus emerge as British Open winners
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - If you didn't bet on Tiger Woods to win the British Open at St. Andrews, you were alone.

Tiger, Nicklaus emerge as British Open winners
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - If you didn't bet on Tiger Woods to win the British Open at St. Andrews, you were alone.

At the Movies: 'The Island'
Ewan McGregor's this clone with no knowledge or experience of the outside world. He's just busted out of a secret facility where his kind are raised in pampered idiocy until their human counterparts need kidneys or lungs or other spare parts.

At the Movies: 'The Island'

At the Movies: 'The Island'
Ewan McGregor's this clone with no knowledge or experience of the outside world. He's just busted out of a secret facility where his kind are raised in pampered idiocy until their human counterparts need kidneys or lungs or other spare parts.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Yerba Buena, "Island Life" (Razor & Tie)The skyscrapers and concrete that cover Manhattan make it easy to forget that the bustling burough is an island. And considering the influx of Latin immigrants of recent years, life on this island is growing more tropical.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Yerba Buena, "Island Life" (Razor & Tie)The skyscrapers and concrete that cover Manhattan make it easy to forget that the bustling burough is an island. And considering the influx of Latin immigrants of recent years, life on this island is growing more tropical.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Stewart working in Indy to continue winning ways
INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Stewart is not taking anything for granted. Despite winning three of the last four NASCAR races, he made sure to bring his cars to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday to test for next month's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.

Stewart working in Indy to continue winning ways

Stewart working in Indy to continue winning ways
INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Stewart is not taking anything for granted. Despite winning three of the last four NASCAR races, he made sure to bring his cars to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday to test for next month's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.

Mrs. Inez Dunbar Brown    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Bobby Hobbs    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gracie Daniels    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Reba J. McGinty    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Randy Gay, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Jeburk, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Zanders Washington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Mae Saylor    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Oscar Willingham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roderick Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Algie B. Hinton    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Reba J. McGinty    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Ms. Janice M. Herron    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Mae Saylor    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Thelma Langham    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Imran Khan    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Robert B. Toole    (NEESES, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Jo Gossett    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Oscar Willingham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Jeburk, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia Rogers    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Algie B. Hinton    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. John Harris, Jr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Margaret McElreath    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Hobbs    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Mae Saylor    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John Harris, Jr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Jesse Jeburk, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph T. Amerson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie J. Hobbs    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy D. Walker    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Bobby Hobbs    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie B. Smiley    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Algie B. Hinton    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. J. David Wilcox    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Janice M. Herron    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Leigh W. Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie L. Hart    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Oscar Willingham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Harris, Jr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Ralph T. Amerson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Guy T. Grimes    (BATH, S.C.)

Marissa Hope Crosby    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Randy Gay, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Raborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Margaret McElreath    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Louis E. Crawford    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Reba J. McGinty    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Ms. Janice M. Herron    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Janice M. Herron    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Guy T. Grimes    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Bobby Hobbs    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Jeburk, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Wilson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Algie B. Hinton    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Oscar Willingham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert B. Toole    (NEESES, S.C.)

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

Miss Ashley R. Terzia    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Lola Bell Yonce    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Ms. Leigh W. Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Cohen    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Raborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Harris, Jr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Spears    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Nobles    (DAVIS, N.C.)

Mrs. Florence Nobles    (DAVIS, N.C.)

Mr. Jimmy D. Walker    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Roderick Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Cohen    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Reba J. McGinty    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Wilson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Mae Saylor    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie J. Hobbs    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Langham    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Spears    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Imran Khan    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Ashley R. Terzia    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Zanders Washington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph M. Paterna    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Wilson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Miss Lola Bell Yonce    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Julius Gant    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Wilson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia Rogers    (DEARING, Ga.)

Ms. Geneva M. Middleton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Spears    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jo Gossett    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Geneva M. Middleton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Julius Gant    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph M. Paterna    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Spears    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Raborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Dunbar Brown    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie B. Smiley    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. J. David Wilcox    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Louis E. Crawford    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Gracie Daniels    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Marissa Hope Crosby    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Raborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Raborn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Algie B. Hinton (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie J. Hobbs (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Raborn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia Rogers (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Jeburk, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Julius Gant (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. J. David Wilcox (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Jo Gossett (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Zanders Washington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roderick Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Jeburk, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Langham (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Oscar Willingham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ralph T. Amerson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bertha Cohen (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Wilson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Margaret McElreath (MACON, Ga.)

Ms. Leigh W. Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Lola Bell Yonce (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Miss Ashley R. Terzia (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Randy Gay, Sr. (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Janice M. Herron (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Guy T. Grimes (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Florence Nobles (DAVIS, N.C.)

Mrs. Inez Dunbar Brown (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. John Harris, Jr. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph M. Paterna (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Algie B. Hinton (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy D. Walker (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Oscar Willingham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis E. Crawford (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Robert B. Toole (NEESES, S.C.)

Mr. Marion Wilson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Reba J. McGinty (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Hobbs (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Geneva M. Middleton (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie B. Smiley (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Janice M. Herron (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Reba J. McGinty (NORWOOD, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lula Mae Saylor (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lula Mae Saylor (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John Harris, Jr. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Marissa Hope Crosby ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gracie Daniels (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Imran Khan (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Hobbs (THOMSON, Ga.)

Who'll stop the rain?

Overtime

FireBall seek victory at home field

Overtime

Who'll stop the rain?
Referee Brian D'Amato looks over a rain-soaked soccer field at Patriots Park before cancelling the Augusta Fireball's match against the Raleigh Elite.

Overtime
In Savannah, Ga., the Sand Gnats collected 17 hits against Augusta pitching en route to a 11-2 victory on Tuesday night.

Overtime
In Savannah, Ga., the Sand Gnats collected 17 hits against Augusta pitching en route to a 11-2 victory on Tuesday night.

Who'll stop the rain?
Referee Brian D'Amato looks over a rain-soaked soccer field at Patriots Park before cancelling the Augusta Fireball's match against the Raleigh Elite.

FireBall seek victory at home field
As the Augusta FireBall prepared for the Premier Development League schedule, they knew their inaugural season was filled with many quality opponents.

FireBall seek victory at home field
As the Augusta FireBall prepared for the Premier Development League schedule, they knew their inaugural season was filled with many quality opponents.

Overtime
In Las Vegas, Augusta native Vernon Forrest won his first fight in almost two years Saturday, knocking out Sergio Rios in the second round.

Overtime
In Las Vegas, Augusta native Vernon Forrest won his first fight in almost two years Saturday, knocking out Sergio Rios in the second round.

Tiger, Nicklaus emerge as British Open winners

Bob Newhart an American Master?

Bob Newhart an American Master?
LOS ANGELES - Bob Newhart responds with customary modesty when asked about his selection as a subject for the PBS series "American Masters":

Bob Newhart an American Master?
LOS ANGELES - Bob Newhart responds with customary modesty when asked about his selection as a subject for the PBS series "American Masters":

Mia Farrow testifies in Polanski libel case

People in the News

People in the News

Georgia tracking student scalpers
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia students might not have to donate hundreds or thousands of dollars to buy season football tickets, but they will face sanctions if they try to scalp their reduced-price tickets.

Georgia tracking student scalpers
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia students might not have to donate hundreds or thousands of dollars to buy season football tickets, but they will face sanctions if they try to scalp their reduced-price tickets.

Georgia tracking student scalpers

Xtreme calendar

Xtreme calendar
CATCH THESE FLICKS: Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson find out that they are clones targeted for use as body parts in the sci-fi action thriller The Island; The Devil's Rejects, Rob Zombie's gross-out slasher film about three killers on a cross-country rampage; The Bad News Bears, starring Billy Bob Thornton as the coach of a little league team in need of a lot of conditioning; and Hustle & Flow, starring Ludacris as the music star who could help an up-and-coming rapper's career.

Girl's relationship will hinge on boy's responsibilities
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend and I have been going together for a month and everything is going great, except he got another girl pregnant. My mom wants me to break up with him. I really like him, but I love my mother, too. What should I do?

Jobs, outdoor activities keep teens entertained
It's summertime, and the living is easy. OK, maybe it's not completely carefree, with parents, jobs and heat to contend with, but at least it's fun.

Girl's relationship will hinge on boy's responsibilities
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend and I have been going together for a month and everything is going great, except he got another girl pregnant. My mom wants me to break up with him. I really like him, but I love my mother, too. What should I do?

Jobs, outdoor activities keep teens entertained

Girl's relationship will hinge on boy's responsibilities

Xtreme calendar
CATCH THESE FLICKS: Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson find out that they are clones targeted for use as body parts in the sci-fi action thriller The Island; The Devil's Rejects, Rob Zombie's gross-out slasher film about three killers on a cross-country rampage; The Bad News Bears, starring Billy Bob Thornton as the coach of a little league team in need of a lot of conditioning; and Hustle & Flow, starring Ludacris as the music star who could help an up-and-coming rapper's career.

Jobs, outdoor activities keep teens entertained
It's summertime, and the living is easy. OK, maybe it's not completely carefree, with parents, jobs and heat to contend with, but at least it's fun.

Events

Meetings

Pet of the week

Area adult literacy sites

Battling Mother Nature

Milestones

Quiet shopping

Children learn value of teamwork during drug education camp

Reunions

CSRA Bridge Club Results

It's all an act

Around the block

Recreation events

Aiken County Farmers Market

Honor roll

Area pupils will receive free haircuts for school

Vegetables in heirloom garden have stories to tell

Children dig in to win library's 'Fear Factor' food event

Across the river

Kids get feel for vehicles at Touch a Truck