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.

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:

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

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

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.

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

Recreation events
AIKEN COUNTY RECREATION CENTER, 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Recreation events
AIKEN COUNTY RECREATION CENTER, GRANITEVILLE

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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Hip-hop theater leads off black arts festival

Hip-hop theater leads off black arts festival
Twenty years ago the notion of combining theater and hip-hop (and finding an audience for it), couldn't have been fathomed.

Hip-hop theater leads off black arts festival
Twenty years ago the notion of combining theater and hip-hop (and finding an audience for it), couldn't have been fathomed.

Gallery calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Slumping Nationals shake up lineup

Smotz gets easy win over Giants

Missed tag gives Giants victory over Braves

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

Smotz gets easy win over Giants
SAN FRANCISCO - John Smoltz's return to the Atlanta Braves' starting rotation hasn't gone the way most expected.

Smotz gets easy win over Giants
SAN FRANCISCO - John Smoltz's return to the Atlanta Braves' starting rotation hasn't gone the way most expected.

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 briefs

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

International Paper to cut jobs, holdings

Winn-Dixie buyers miss area

Rivals, poor sales dent Ford profits

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.

Dealing with rude cell phone callers

Winn-Dixie buyers miss area
Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. said Wednesday it has found buyers for 102 of the 326 supermarkets it wants to shed in bankruptcy. None are in the Augusta-Aiken market.

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.

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.

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.

Stocks enjoy surge from good earnings

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.

Dealing with rude cell phone callers
Jacqueline Whitmore felt one of the masseuse's hands glide off her shoulder, and then heard chatting.

Dealing with rude cell phone callers
Jacqueline Whitmore felt one of the masseuse's hands glide off her shoulder, and then heard chatting.

Winn-Dixie buyers miss area
Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. said Wednesday it has found buyers for 102 of the 326 supermarkets it wants to shed in bankruptcy. None are in the Augusta-Aiken market.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on July 20, 2005.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on July 21, 2005.

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

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

The right choice
Unless liberals can dig something up on John Roberts Jr. that the FBI has missed - such as beating his wife or stealing from his church's till - then he'll be the next associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Pleasantville isn't real

The right choice
Unless liberals can dig something up on John Roberts Jr. that the FBI has missed - such as beating his wife or stealing from his church's till - then he'll be the next associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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.

Kill it dead
The third plank in Marx's Communist Manifesto, reminds the Wall Street Journal, is "taxation of all inheritance."

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

Kill it dead
The third plank in Marx's Communist Manifesto, reminds the Wall Street Journal, is "taxation of all inheritance."

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."

Kill it dead

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.

The right choice

Applause Calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

What's for lunch
MOT'S PIT COOKED BAR-B-QUEADDRESS: 3963 Columbia Road, Martinez

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

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.

The Liquid Life: Robbie's Sports Bar
MOST POPULAR DRINK: On Friday and Saturday, Crown Royal and Hennessy are popular; the rest of the week, beer rules.

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.

Open tab
Drinks are cool and entertainment is hot at Augusta- and Aiken-area nightclubs this week. Here's a sampling of what's going on:

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.

'Star Trek's' Doohan dies
LOS ANGELES - James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and movies who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died Wednesday. He was 85.

Rating of 'GTA: San Andreas' changed to adults only
SAN FRANCISCO - The video game industry on Wednesday changed to adults-only the rating of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," a best-selling title in which explicit sexual content can be unlocked with an Internet download.

Scrapes and bruises are just part of paintball fun
Buy the good paint. That's the lesson we learned from our paintball adventure two weekends ago. The upside to using cheap "field paint" is that when you get hit, the marble-size ball might not break and you will be able to stay in the game. The downside is that a tiny bruise probably will mark the spot on your skin where you got hit. Yee-ouch!

The Liquid Life: Robbie's Sports Bar
MOST POPULAR DRINK: On Friday and Saturday, Crown Royal and Hennessy are popular; the rest of the week, beer rules.

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

What's for lunch
MOT'S PIT COOKED BAR-B-QUE ADDRESS: 3963 Columbia Road, Martinez

'Star Trek's' Doohan dies
LOS ANGELES - James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and movies who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died Wednesday. He was 85.

People in the News
LONDON - Coldplay and young British quintet Kaiser Chiefs are among 12 acts nominated for Britain's prestigious Mercury music prize.

Spotted
Aubern Marshall, LaVonne Marion, Jasmine Turner and Erin Delmore stopped to pose at the 10th annual Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta.

Scrapes and bruises are just part of paintball fun
Buy the good paint. That's the lesson we learned from our paintball adventure two weekends ago. The upside to using cheap "field paint" is that when you get hit, the marble-size ball might not break and you will be able to stay in the game. The downside is that a tiny bruise probably will mark the spot on your skin where you got hit. Yee-ouch!

People in the News
LONDON - Coldplay and young British quintet Kaiser Chiefs are among 12 acts nominated for Britain's prestigious Mercury music prize.

Ready, aim, splat!
On the paintball field, life is a zero-sum game. Tag or be tagged. Hunt or be hunted. The winner goes home clean. The loser literally takes his lumps with a stain of defeat. Yet target practice has never been quite so gratifying. When was the last time you shook hands with the target you just shot?

Rating of 'GTA: San Andreas' changed to adults only
SAN FRANCISCO - The video game industry on Wednesday changed to adults-only the rating of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," a best-selling title in which explicit sexual content can be unlocked with an Internet download.

Concert calendar
DAVID ALLAN COE: Saturday, Last Call

Ready, aim, splat!
On the paintball field, life is a zero-sum game. Tag or be tagged. Hunt or be hunted. The winner goes home clean. The loser literally takes his lumps with a stain of defeat. Yet target practice has never been quite so gratifying. When was the last time you shook hands with the target you just shot?

Titles won't keep players interested
Like any form of entertainment, a video game has to grab your attention from the beginning and make you want to keep playing.

Concert calendar
DAVID ALLAN COE: Saturday, Last Call

Spotted
Aubern Marshall, LaVonne Marion, Jasmine Turner and Erin Delmore stopped to pose at the 10th annual Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta.

Open tab
Drinks are cool and entertainment is hot at Augusta- and Aiken-area nightclubs this week. Here's a sampling of what's going on:

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.

Titles won't keep players interested
Like any form of entertainment, a video game has to grab your attention from the beginning and make you want to keep playing.

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.

Applause Calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Panel recommends killing the alternative minimum tax
WASHINGTON - A presidential panel said Wednesday that the alternative minimum tax, designed to snare affluent tax dodgers but now hovering over the middle class, should be abolished.

Panel recommends killing the alternative minimum tax

Panel recommends killing the alternative minimum tax
WASHINGTON - A presidential panel said Wednesday that the alternative minimum tax, designed to snare affluent tax dodgers but now hovering over the middle class, should be abolished.

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?

Vegetarian recipe for sloppy Josephines

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.

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.

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' star has speed to burn
Marcus Sanders never really challenged kids to races while he was growing up in Sarasota, Fla.

GreenJackets' star has speed to burn
Marcus Sanders never really challenged kids to races while he was growing up in Sarasota, Fla.

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.

Ramage wins Georgia Women's Open

Golf: Woods smiles in the face of critics

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

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

Ramage wins Georgia Women's Open
NEWNAN, Ga. - Diana Ramage of Fayetteville carded a 4-under-par 68 Wednesday to win the Georgia Women's Open with a tournament record total of 11-under 133 for two rounds.

Ramage wins Georgia Women's Open
NEWNAN, Ga. - Diana Ramage of Fayetteville carded a 4-under-par 68 Wednesday to win the Georgia Women's Open with a tournament record total of 11-under 133 for two rounds.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Upcoming Events

Wie, Sorenstam struggle at Evian Masters
EVIAN, France - Michelle Wie and Annika Sorenstam struggled Wednesday in the opening round of the Evian Masters.

GreenJackets: Armitage heats up at bat

GreenJackets' star has speed to burn

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

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.

Armed robbery suspects arrested in North Augusta
North Augusta authorities have arrested three people in connection with an armed robbery early this morning.

Shooting suspect arrested in Columbia County
A North Carolina man was arrested early this morning in Columbia County after allegedly abducting his ex-girlfriend and her daughter and shooting another man to death in suburban Atlanta, police said.

Government funds filth as art

Police chief is an honest law officer
I have known Wrens Police Chief David Hannah professionally for more than five years. My family and I have had the pleasure of having him in our home. Necole Roberson, Martinez

Unocal oil deal bodes ill for us

Smoking ban broke up coffee klatsch
They broke up our gang! We didn't have a catchy moniker or shared interests like bikers and golfers do. We just got together at the Waffle House every morning for breakfast and coffee. ...Thomas L. Lamb, 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.

Police chief is an honest law officer
I have known Wrens Police Chief David Hannah professionally for more than five years. My family and I have had the pleasure of having him in our home. Necole Roberson, Martinez

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.

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

Police chief is an honest law officer

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

AP story didn't have facts straight
Once more, The Chronicle has printed an Associated Press article that addresses an important subject but contains inaccuracies, and has no one who is willing to admit authorship.Joseph M. Weaver, Graniteville, 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

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

Living briefs

Distressed denim, layered tops are all the rage

Distressed denim, layered tops are all the rage

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.

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.

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.

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

Tax on aviation sales questioned

Don't get beat by the summer heat
Their peaches, watermelons and tomatoes don't wilt in the summer heat, but Charles and Marita Fordham need a break every once in a while.

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.

New school lacks only finishing touches
Construction workers and school staff scampered around the campus of River Ridge Elementary School on Wednesday, laying floor tiles, installing wiring and moving in furniture.

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 our readers:

Powder found in letter wasn't dangerous

Aiken police search for slaying suspect
AIKEN - Police are looking for a 25-year-old Clearwater man they believe shot his next-door neighbor to death Wednesday.

News you can use

DUI death results in probation
An Augusta driver who caused a fatal car crash pleaded guilty to a vehicular homicide charge Wednesday and received a 10-year probation sentence.

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.

Aiken housing boom spreads across county
Arkesha Berry grew up in central Aiken County and vowed to return there after saving enough money for a home she could afford.

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.

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

DUI death results in probation

Recent storms increase sinkhole risks
Besides downed trees and widespread power outages, the peskiest byproduct of recent storms has been an increase in sinkholes.

Kid of the Day

Man given 9 years for abusing infant
Lashaun A. Jones insisted Wednesday that he was a good father. He also admitted that he was responsible for his infant son's 30 bone fractures and other injuries.

Sheriff's office sets special-duty pay

Airport plans to rework ads
Augusta Regional Airport officials want to assure customers that when Delta drops two flights in the fall another early morning option will be waiting in the wings: US Airways' 5:45 a.m. flight to Charlotte.

Judge refuses appeal request by Walker

UGA to change ID numbers
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia is taking steps to eliminate the use of Social Security numbers as the official identifier for students, faculty and staff.

Leaders receive advice on dealing with media

Vote on rail line is stalled for now
ATLANTA - A decade-old effort to bring commuter trains to Georgia stalled again Wednesday when members of the Department of Transportation Board said they would likely postpone any vote on the matter until August.

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The Federal Aviation Administration is tightening security around Atlanta's airspace Friday, when President Bush visits.

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.

Across the area
Gov. Sonny Perdue will come to McDuffie County on July 30 to hold his next "Saturday with Sonny" event.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Making history come alive
When Barbara Gannt Thompkins attended her first day of school in 1964, she didn't think she was doing anything unusual. All the reporters and cameras at Forest Hill Elementary School were a part of everybody's first day, she thought.

Across the area

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The state doubled its purchase price on a tiny tract of land in order to get Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer to sell property needed for a road project in Irmo.

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.

Kid of the Day
Nasir DaJon Mosquera is today's Kid of the Day.

Man given 9 years for abusing infant

News you can use
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Across South Carolina

Shooting suspect arrested in Columbia County
A North Carolina man was arrested early this morning in Columbia County after allegedly abducting his ex-girlfriend and her daughter and shooting another man to death in suburban Atlanta, police said.

Library looks to innovate, improve service

Don't get beat by the summer heat
Their peaches, watermelons and tomatoes don't wilt in the summer heat, but Charles and Marita Fordham need a break every once in a while.

Georgia seeks cost-cutting aid

Making history come alive
When Barbara Gannt Thompkins attended her first day of school in 1964, she didn't think she was doing anything unusual. All the reporters and cameras at Forest Hill Elementary School were a part of everybody's first day, she thought.

University officially ends ties to UGA Foundation

Man given 9 years for abusing infant
Lashaun A. Jones insisted Wednesday that he was a good father. He also admitted that he was responsible for his infant son's 30 bone fractures and other injuries.

Threatening letter laced with white powder

DUI death results in probation
An Augusta driver who caused a fatal car crash pleaded guilty to a vehicular homicide charge Wednesday and received a 10-year probation sentence.

Across South Carolina

Airport plans to rework ads
Augusta Regional Airport officials want to assure customers that when Delta drops two flights in the fall another early morning option will be waiting in the wings: US Airways' 5:45 a.m. flight to Charlotte.

Across Georgia

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

Across the area

UGA to change ID numbers
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia is taking steps to eliminate the use of Social Security numbers as the official identifier for students, faculty and staff.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Aiken housing boom spreads across county
Arkesha Berry grew up in central Aiken County and vowed to return there after saving enough money for a home she could afford.

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The Federal Aviation Administration is tightening security around Atlanta's airspace Friday, when President Bush visits.

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The state doubled its purchase price on a tiny tract of land in order to get Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer to sell property needed for a road project in Irmo.

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

Delta cuts two Augusta flights

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

Eminent domain ruling draws focus

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
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.

Across the area
Gov. Sonny Perdue will come to McDuffie County on July 30 to hold his next "Saturday with Sonny" event.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Nasir DaJon Mosquera is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Airport plans to rework ads

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.

Shooting suspect arrested in Columbia County

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.

Powder in letter was not a toxin

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.

Don't get beat by the summer heat

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Making history come alive

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 housing boom spreads across county

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.

UGA to change ID numbers

Across Georgia

School board refuses to roll back millage

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.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

Mini reviews

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in home video and DVD release and a calendar of what's coming:

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in home video and DVD release and a calendar of what's coming:

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

New home-video releases

Country star Coe's outlaw image still attracts fans
After nearly 40 years in the music business, country outlaw David Allan Coe is still surviving by doing things on his own terms. He doesn't do phone interviews, maintains a small Web presence (just as a place to hang his name and sell a few T-shirts), and still tours on a town-by-town basis, performing for fans who have heard about him by word of mouth.

Hot ticket

Jimbo Mathus keeps going back to his roots

Jimbo Mathus keeps going back to his roots
Jimbo Mathus believes great music grows from the roots.

Sonic spotlight: Jon Reames

Country star Coe's outlaw image still attracts fans
After nearly 40 years in the music business, country outlaw David Allan Coe is still surviving by doing things on his own terms. He doesn't do phone interviews, maintains a small Web presence (just as a place to hang his name and sell a few T-shirts), and still tours on a town-by-town basis, performing for fans who have heard about him by word of mouth.

Sonic spotlight: Jon Reames
PLAYS: Pictured with Fernandes Dragonfly X guitar. "I bought it in October of 2000, and it's been through hell and high water with me. I've got other guitars, but this one - it's like riding a bike."

Sonic spotlight: Jon Reames
PLAYS: Pictured with Fernandes Dragonfly X guitar. "I bought it in October of 2000, and it's been through hell and high water with me. I've got other guitars, but this one - it's like riding a bike."

Hot ticket
BRUCE SPRINGSTEENWHEN: 7:30 p.m. SaturdayWHERE: Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta

Hot ticket
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta

Tinsley Ellis finds success without a day job
It's an early afternoon in mid-July, and Georgia musician Tinsley Ellis hasn't got the blues.

Tinsley Ellis finds success without a day job
It's an early afternoon in mid-July, and Georgia musician Tinsley Ellis hasn't got the blues.

Country star Coe's outlaw image still attracts fans

Jimbo Mathus keeps going back to his roots
Jimbo Mathus believes great music grows from the roots.

Tinsley Ellis finds success without a day job

NASCAR: Pit Road: In line of fire
LONG POND, Pa. - It's been difficult for Josh Yost to find his place at the racetrack following a pit road accident May 1 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

NASCAR: Pit Road: In line of fire

Newsmaker: Dale Jarrett

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.

Contract talks are ended by Waltrip
Michael Waltrip has ended contract negotiations with Dale Earnhardt Inc., and the veteran driver said talks broke down because DEI failed to assure him that Tony Eury Jr. would continue as his crew chief.

Stewart working in Indy to continue winning ways

Newsmaker: Dale Jarrett
Dale Jarrett squeezed into the top 10 in Nextel Cup points this week, putting him in good position to make the 10-race Chase for the Nextel Championship when it begins in September.

Contract talks are ended by Waltrip
Michael Waltrip has ended contract negotiations with Dale Earnhardt Inc., and the veteran driver said talks broke down because DEI failed to assure him that Tony Eury Jr. would continue as his crew chief.

Contract talks are ended by Waltrip

NASCAR: Pit Road: In line of fire
LONG POND, Pa. - It's been difficult for Josh Yost to find his place at the racetrack following a pit road accident May 1 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Newsmaker: Dale Jarrett
Dale Jarrett squeezed into the top 10 in Nextel Cup points this week, putting him in good position to make the 10-race Chase for the Nextel Championship when it begins in September.

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.

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

Mr. Arthur L. Jones    (KATHLEEN, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Wiley    (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Angela Turner Plyler    (HARDEEVILLE, S.C.)

Caroline Elizabeth Collins    (BAXLEY, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gloria Faircloth    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Naomi Stasko    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eugenia Rogers    (DEARING, Ga.)

Dr. James Sockman, DDS    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Gay, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Zanders Washington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia Rogers    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Wiley    (WARTHEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Oscar Willingham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie "Bubba" Brown    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Naomi Stasko    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Arlene Archer    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lizzie Mae Joyce    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Catherine L. Blanchard    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: James Edward Spears
Augusta's "Mr. Water Skier" is dead.

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

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

Mr. Zanders Washington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Marion Wilson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Edward Gay, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Gracie Daniels    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Judy Dukes Kennedy    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Marissa Hope Crosby    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: James Edward Spears
Augusta's "Mr. Water Skier" is dead.

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

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

Mr. Marion Wilson    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Kiva Nashay Smith    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Oscar Willingham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Bowen McElreath    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Zanders Washington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Louise Gray    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Bertha Cohen    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Guy T. Grimes    (BATH, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Bertha M. Ford    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia Rogers    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Lavon Duckworth    (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Anne Raborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Arlene Archer    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. James E. Spears    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Margaret McElreath    (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bobby Hobbs    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Margaret McElreath    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Guy T. Grimes    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Lula Mae Saylor    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Glisson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Adele Farr Shearer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Bobby Hobbs    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lavon Duckworth    (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

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

Caroline Elizabeth Collins    (BAXLEY, Ga.)

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

Mr. Oscar Willingham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie L. Hart    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Zanders Washington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Angela Turner Plyler    (HARDEEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Guy T. Grimes    (BATH, S.C.)

Dr. James Sockman, DDS    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Randy Gay, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

Justin Lewis Plyler    (HARDEEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Julius Gant    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lula Mae Holmes    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Ansel H. Lowe    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Gracie Daniels    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Lindsey    (DEARING, Ga.)

Marissa Hope Crosby    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Chester Johnson, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bobby Hobbs    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Cohen    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Thomas Glisson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Oscar Willingham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adele Farr Shearer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Julius Gant    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Faircloth    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia Rogers    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Judy Dukes Kennedy    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Justin Lewis Plyler    (HARDEEVILLE, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Catherine L. Blanchard    (APPLING, Ga.)

Bowen McElreath    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie "Bubba" Brown    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Lula Mae Holmes    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lizzie Mae Joyce    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Ansel H. Lowe    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Anne Raborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Louise Gray    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Martha Lindsey    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Arthur L. Jones    (KATHLEEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Mae Saylor    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Chester Johnson, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Bobby Hobbs    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Randy Gay, Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Guy T. Grimes    (BATH, S.C.)

Kiva Nashay Smith    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mr. James E. Spears    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Zanders Washington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Margaret McElreath (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Angela Turner Plyler (HARDEEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Lizzie Mae Joyce (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lavon Duckworth (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mr. Oscar Willingham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Glisson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Cohen (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Zanders Washington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Featured obituary: James Edward Spears

Mrs. Anne Raborn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Julius Gant (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur L. Jones (KATHLEEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Martha Lindsey (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Chester Johnson, Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Catherine L. Blanchard (APPLING, Ga.)

Marissa Hope Crosby ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie "Bubba" Brown (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Gracie Daniels (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Naomi Stasko (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Dr. James Sockman, DDS (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Oscar Willingham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia Rogers (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Mae Holmes (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Marion Wilson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Ansel H. Lowe (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Justin Lewis Plyler (HARDEEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Adele Farr Shearer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hattie Louise Gray (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eugenia Rogers (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. John H. Wiley (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Hobbs (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

Kiva Nashay Smith (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Arlene Archer (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Judy Dukes Kennedy (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bobby Hobbs (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Caroline Elizabeth Collins (BAXLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Faircloth (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Bowen McElreath (MACON, Ga.)

Armstrong gets his 79th yellow jersey

Who'll stop the rain?

Area announcements

Overtime

Lakeside graduates ride high in college

Overtime
After a year at Georgia Southern, where he was redshirted, former Lakeside player Matt Scott is returning home.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Armstrong gets his 79th yellow jersey
REVEL, France - Lance Armstrong claimed his 79th yellow jersey Wednesday at the Tour de France in a stage won by Discovery Channel teammate Paolo Savoldelli.

Lakeside graduates ride high in college
Claire Sharp went horseback riding for a little fun with her father one day when she was about 7.

Lakeside graduates ride high in college
Claire Sharp went horseback riding for a little fun with her father one day when she was about 7.

Armstrong gets his 79th yellow jersey
REVEL, France - Lance Armstrong claimed his 79th yellow jersey Wednesday at the Tour de France in a stage won by Discovery Channel teammate Paolo Savoldelli.

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

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

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.

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.

Friends honor songwriter with annual concert to help charities

Friends honor songwriter with annual concert to help charities
Larry Jon Wilson, of Augusta, and Archie Jordan, of Perkins, Ga., will be among the talented singer/songwriters performing Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the fourth annual Bruce Burch and Friends Honor John Jarrard Concert in Gainesville, Ga.

Friends honor songwriter with annual concert to help charities
Larry Jon Wilson, of Augusta, and Archie Jordan, of Perkins, Ga., will be among the talented singer/songwriters performing Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the fourth annual Bruce Burch and Friends Honor John Jarrard Concert in Gainesville, Ga.

Georgia Farmers Market list
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

CSRA Bridge Club results
CSRA BRIDGE CLUB RESULTS, JULY 11-17

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

Reunions
Academy of Richmond County 1980: Seeking classmates for a 25-year reunion Saturday; contact Jane Garrison Bailey, 736-3936 or JEGBailey@aol.com

Library events
APPLEBY BRANCH TODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

Around the block
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present The World Goes 'Round with dinner at 7 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. today through Saturday. Tickets are $33 for civilians, $31 for seniors, retirees, civil service civilians and active-duty E8 and above, $25 for active-duty E7 and below and $20 for the show only. Call 793-8552.

Across the river
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING: 6-8 p.m. Saturday; Trinity Lutheran Home, 213 Laurens St., Aiken; local art display, auction, appetizers, wine and bar selections, music by The Henrys; $10

Children develop skills at camp
Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center's Intergenerational Summer Day Camp wrapped up Friday with a special program.

Children develop skills at camp
Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center's Intergenerational Summer Day Camp wrapped up Friday with a special program.

Jessye Norman school expands classes
The Jessye Norman School of the Arts is broadening its enrollment to include all Richmond County middle school pupils.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

CSRA Bridge Club results
CSRA BRIDGE CLUB RESULTS, JULY 11-17

Across the river
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING: 6-8 p.m. Saturday; Trinity Lutheran Home, 213 Laurens St., Aiken; local art display, auction, appetizers, wine and bar selections, music by The Henrys; $10

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Milestones
Christopher Stallmann, Charles Garrett and Reginald Cofer, all of Augusta, have received $1,000 grants from the Comcast Foundation for their commitment to community service.

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

This week
Hope House board meeting: 6 p.m. today; Wachovia Bank, 3430 Wrightsboro Road; board to discuss budget issues, accreditation update, expansion of program; free; 737-9879

High jumper
High jumperPaige Williams rides Patch My Britches at the Georgia State 4-H show, held June 13-18 in Perry. Paige, representing Richmond County, finished sixth in her division and will represent Georgia at the 15-state Southern Regional competition Aug. 2-6 in Montgomery, Ala. Placings (by horse) were Patch My Britches - English Equitation, finalist; Hunter Under Saddle, 10th; Pony Working Hunter, ninth; Open Jumping, third; Dressage, sixth; Western Horsemanship, seventh; Western Riding, fifth; and Open Trail, second; Cutters TomBoy Doll - Reining, third; Working Cowhorse, third; and Team Penning, first (along with team members Amanda and Kim Pope from Bulloch County); Playin It Safe - Western Pleasure, finalist.

Reunions
Academy of Richmond County 1980: Seeking classmates for a 25-year reunion Saturday; contact Jane Garrison Bailey, 736-3936 or JEGBailey@aol.com

Westminster Schools honor roll
The following pupils were named to the 2005 spring semester honor roll at Westminster Schools of Augusta:

Around the block
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present The World Goes 'Round with dinner at 7 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. today through Saturday. Tickets are $33 for civilians, $31 for seniors, retirees, civil service civilians and active-duty E8 and above, $25 for active-duty E7 and below and $20 for the show only. Call 793-8552.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Jessye Norman school expands classes
The Jessye Norman School of the Arts is broadening its enrollment to include all Richmond County middle school pupils.

Georgia Farmers Market list
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

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

Milestones
Christopher Stallmann, Charles Garrett and Reginald Cofer, all of Augusta, have received $1,000 grants from the Comcast Foundation for their commitment to community service.

Recreation
FORT DISCOVERY DINOSAURS: Through Oct. 30; lifelike dinosaurs exhibited in the Knox Gallery

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

Westminster Schools honor roll
The following pupils were named to the 2005 spring semester honor roll at Westminster Schools of Augusta:

Host families sought for exchange students
The STS Foundation is seeking families interested in taking in foreign exchange students for the upcoming school year.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

This week
Hope House board meeting: 6 p.m. today; Wachovia Bank, 3430 Wrightsboro Road; board to discuss budget issues, accreditation update, expansion of program; free; 737-9879

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

Downtown Augusta has plenty to offer
Larry Moody moved into his apartment above the Dessert Shop at 10th and Broad streets in downtown Augusta a year ago.

Downtown Augusta has plenty to offer
Larry Moody moved into his apartment above the Dessert Shop at 10th and Broad streets in downtown Augusta a year ago.

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

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

High jumper
High jumperPaige Williams rides Patch My Britches at the Georgia State 4-H show, held June 13-18 in Perry. Paige, representing Richmond County, finished sixth in her division and will represent Georgia at the 15-state Southern Regional competition Aug. 2-6 in Montgomery, Ala. Placings (by horse) were Patch My Britches - English Equitation, finalist; Hunter Under Saddle, 10th; Pony Working Hunter, ninth; Open Jumping, third; Dressage, sixth; Western Horsemanship, seventh; Western Riding, fifth; and Open Trail, second; Cutters TomBoy Doll - Reining, third; Working Cowhorse, third; and Team Penning, first (along with team members Amanda and Kim Pope from Bulloch County); Playin It Safe - Western Pleasure, finalist.

For the record

Jessye Norman school expands classes

Across the river

Downtown Augusta has plenty to offer

Westminster Schools honor roll

This week

Reunions

Georgia Farmers Market list

CSRA Bridge Club results

Pet of the week

Around the block

High jumper

Milestones

Children develop skills at camp

Meetings

Restaurant ratings

Children learn teamwork during camp

Tiger, Nicklaus emerge as British Open winners

Hollywood has way of making children miniature adults

ABC proves brats are better TV draws than good kids
NEW YORK - Poorly behaved teenagers are hot; smart kids, baseball all-stars and amateur rock stars are not.

Former CNN anchor joins Fox News Channel
NEW YORK - Bill Hemmer, dumped last month by CNN as co-host of its morning show, has joined archrival Fox News Channel as a daytime anchor.

ABC proves brats are better TV draws than good kids
NEW YORK - Poorly behaved teenagers are hot; smart kids, baseball all-stars and amateur rock stars are not.

ABC proves brats are better TV draws than good kids

Ratings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of July 11-17. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Former CNN anchor joins Fox News Channel

Former CNN anchor joins Fox News Channel
NEW YORK - Bill Hemmer, dumped last month by CNN as co-host of its morning show, has joined archrival Fox News Channel as a daytime anchor.

Spotted

Open tab

Rating of 'GTA: San Andreas' changed to adults only

Scrapes and bruises are just part of paintball fun

Mia Farrow testifies in Polanski libel case

Ready, aim, splat!

Club calendar

Titles won't keep players interested

Concert calendar

People in the News

The Liquid Life: Robbie's Sports Bar

'Star Trek's' Doohan dies

People in the News

What's for lunch

Applause Calendar

UGA loses fullback to season-ending injury
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia fullback Des Williams, the projected starter for the 2005 season, has been lost for the year with a chest injury suffered while working in the weight room this week.

UGA loses fullback to season-ending injury

UGA loses fullback to season-ending injury
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia fullback Des Williams, the projected starter for the 2005 season, has been lost for the year with a chest injury suffered while working in the weight room this week.

Hollywood has way of making children miniature adults
The traits we find endearing in children - innocence, respect for elders, a questioning mind - never quite make the translation to the silver screen.

Hollywood has way of making children miniature adults
The traits we find endearing in children - innocence, respect for elders, a questioning mind - never quite make the translation to the silver screen.

Spurrier has no regrets about S. Carolina job
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. - Steve Spurrier was asked recently if all the offseason problems with South Carolina's players and the just-released details of an NCAA investigation had the Ol' Ball Coach regretting his return to college football with the Gamecocks.

Spurrier has no regrets about S. Carolina job
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. - Steve Spurrier was asked recently if all the offseason problems with South Carolina's players and the just-released details of an NCAA investigation had the Ol' Ball Coach regretting his return to college football with the Gamecocks.

Spurrier has no regrets about S. Carolina job

Kids get feel for vehicles at Touch a Truck

Quiet shopping

Pet of the week

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

Recreation events

Across the river

Area pupils will receive free haircuts for school

Aiken County Farmers Market

Honor roll

Milestones

Events

Around the block

Battling Mother Nature

Area adult literacy sites

It's all an act

Vegetables in heirloom garden have stories to tell

CSRA Bridge Club Results

Children learn value of teamwork during drug education camp

Meetings

Reunions