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Louvre to create Islamic art wing
PARIS - A billionaire Saudi prince has donated $20 million to the Louvre Museum to help fund a new Islamic art wing - a freeform, glassy structure that will bring a modern touch to a neoclassical courtyard.

Galleries calendar
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Galleries calendar

Louvre to create Islamic art wing
PARIS - A billionaire Saudi prince has donated $20 million to the Louvre Museum to help fund a new Islamic art wing - a freeform, glassy structure that will bring a modern touch to a neoclassical courtyard.

Galleries 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.

Louvre to create Islamic art wing

Broxton called up by Dodgers

Selig: Expect new Nationals owners by end of summer

Selig: Expect new Nationals owners by end of summer
ATLANTA - The following is a question-and-answer session between Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and members of the Atlanta-area media.

Broxton called up by Dodgers
The Jacksonville (Fla.) Suns had a day off Thursday, so Jonathan Broxton drove home Wednesday night to Waynesboro, Ga.

Broxton called up by Dodgers
The Jacksonville (Fla.) Suns had a day off Thursday, so Jonathan Broxton drove home Wednesday night to Waynesboro, Ga.

Selig: Expect new Nationals owners by end of summer
ATLANTA - The following is a question-and-answer session between Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and members of the Atlanta-area media.

Braves turn up the intensity
ATLANTA - Call it what you will.

Estrada has suspension reduced
ATLANTA - Well, at least one of the issues facing Atlanta Braves catcher Johnny Estrada was resolved Wednesday.

Estrada has suspension reduced

Braves pad East margin
ATLANTA - It shouldn't have come as the starkest of shocks, but when crunch time arrived Wednesday, Atlanta and Washington reverted to form.

Braves turn up the intensity
ATLANTA - Call it what you will.

Braves pad East margin
ATLANTA - It shouldn't have come as the starkest of shocks, but when crunch time arrived Wednesday, Atlanta and Washington reverted to form.

Braves pad East margin

Estrada has suspension reduced
ATLANTA - Well, at least one of the issues facing Atlanta Braves catcher Johnny Estrada was resolved Wednesday.

Braves turn up the intensity

Strong earnings reports lift indexes to four-year highs

Brainstorming meeting leads to plans for area
Many offices of Richmond County's top government and business leaders sat empty Thursday morning.

Strong earnings reports lift indexes to four-year highs
NEW YORK - The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq composite index both reached four-year highs Thursday as investors, unfazed by oil prices nearing $60 per barrel, welcomed a raft of strong earnings reports.

Brainstorming meeting leads to plans for area

Farmers struggle to protect livestock

Industry dreams of seamless services

Plant to expand with 25 new jobs
Owens Corning will invest $25 million to expand its Aiken facility, creating 25 jobs in the process, company officials announced Thursday.

Farmers struggle to protect livestock
TOLEDO, Ohio - Farmers across the Midwest are using everything from electric fans to cold showers to keep their livestock from wilting in the oppressive heat, which is blamed for killing at least 1,200 head of cattle in Nebraska.

Drug makers' earnings increase
NEW YORK - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s profit soared 91 percent in the second quarter, helped by a one-time tax benefit, while sales growth helped push up earnings at rival drugmakers AstraZeneca PLC by 50 percent and GlaxoSmithKline PLC by 7 percent.

Housing market still strong
WASHINGTON - Sales of new homes soared to an all-time high in June as the red-hot housing market kept sizzling.

Plant to expand with 25 new jobs
Owens Corning will invest $25 million to expand its Aiken facility, creating 25 jobs in the process, company officials announced Thursday.

Housing market still strong
WASHINGTON - Sales of new homes soared to an all-time high in June as the red-hot housing market kept sizzling.

Housing market still strong

Plant to expand with 25 new jobs

Strong earnings reports lift indexes to four-year highs
NEW YORK - The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq composite index both reached four-year highs Thursday as investors, unfazed by oil prices nearing $60 per barrel, welcomed a raft of strong earnings reports.

Industry dreams of seamless services
ATLANTA - In a computer lab in downtown Atlanta, Geoffrey Lin answers a ringing phone from a Web site.

Farmers struggle to protect livestock
TOLEDO, Ohio - Farmers across the Midwest are using everything from electric fans to cold showers to keep their livestock from wilting in the oppressive heat, which is blamed for killing at least 1,200 head of cattle in Nebraska.

Industry dreams of seamless services
ATLANTA - In a computer lab in downtown Atlanta, Geoffrey Lin answers a ringing phone from a Web site.

Brainstorming meeting leads to plans for area
Many offices of Richmond County's top government and business leaders sat empty Thursday morning.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on July 29, 2005.

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Editorial cartoon published on July 28, 2005.

Mitchell's manhandling
In Washington, a "photo op" is much more than that. It's an opportunity for reporters to pose sometimes confrontational questions to often reticent leaders. It's become a tradition here. And no big deal.

Bulletproof the gunmakers
This country doesn't need more gun control, but it surely does need to control gun liability lawsuits - and a measure currently being debated in the U.S. Senate would provide just that. It deserves to pass.

Greatest story never told
We're not just fighting armed terrorists in Iraq. We're also battling the Mideast's ingrained culture of hatred, racism and paranoia.

Bulletproof the gunmakers
This country doesn't need more gun control, but it surely does need to control gun liability lawsuits - and a measure currently being debated in the U.S. Senate would provide just that. It deserves to pass.

Bulletproof the gunmakers

Greatest story never told

Apologize for what?
The Rev. Bob Cushing of Augusta believes an apology is in order for the atomic bombing of two Japanese cities in World War II.

Mitchell's manhandling

Greatest story never told
We're not just fighting armed terrorists in Iraq. We're also battling the Mideast's ingrained culture of hatred, racism and paranoia.

Mitchell's manhandling
In Washington, a "photo op" is much more than that. It's an opportunity for reporters to pose sometimes confrontational questions to often reticent leaders. It's become a tradition here. And no big deal.

People in the News
NEW YORK - The Rolling Stones celebrated Mick Jagger's 62nd birthday by announcing the Sept. 6 release of "A Bigger Bang" on Virgin Records, their first studio CD in eight years.

The Liquid Life: The Playground
The Playground ADDRESS: 873 Broad St. MOST POPULAR DRINK: Cosmopolitan

Class clown finds place to stand - up on stage
Being hard-headed doesn't always pay, but it did for Bruce Bruce.

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

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

Club calendar
Whatever you do, don't make it a stay-at-home night. There's way too much to do outside your door tonight. Here are a few suggestions:

Testing salads, tasters are impressed with little things
It seems as though everyone's trying to eat healthier, and salads are a good way to go. We recently took four testers to three area restaurants to see which bowl or plate of greens lived up to the green they'd spend on them.

The Liquid Life: The Playground
The PlaygroundADDRESS: 873 Broad St.MOST POPULAR DRINK: Cosmopolitan

The end of Eminem?
DETROIT - Is Eminem headed for retirement - or just taking a break?

People in the News
NEW YORK - The Rolling Stones celebrated Mick Jagger's 62nd birthday by announcing the Sept. 6 release of "A Bigger Bang" on Virgin Records, their first studio CD in eight years.

Spotted
Trent Lemaire, Kevin Hackett and Gina Elnockrashy enjoy the sounds of jazz at Sunday's Candlelight Jazz Concert.

Juice Box a fast-food shop for energy
Shawn Mckie has a simple way to summarize the concept behind his restaurant and health store, the Juice Box, at Ninth and Greene streets.

Club calendar
Whatever you do, don't make it a stay-at-home night. There's way too much to do outside your door tonight. Here are a few suggestions:

Testing salads, tasters are impressed with little things
It seems as though everyone's trying to eat healthier, and salads are a good way to go. We recently took four testers to three area restaurants to see which bowl or plate of greens lived up to the green they'd spend on them.

Mathers should shed his Eminem persona
Business associates say he is. Marshall Mathers, the man better known as Eminem, says he isn't. But neither is willing to acknowledge the elephant in the middle of the room, that regardless of whether Eminem steps onto a Dublin, Ireland, stage for the final time in September, perhaps the persona has run its course.

People in the News
NEW YORK - TV personality Brooke Burke and her husband Garth Fisher have called it quits.

Juice Box a fast-food shop for energy
Shawn Mckie has a simple way to summarize the concept behind his restaurant and health store, the Juice Box, at Ninth and Greene streets.

Spotted
Trent Lemaire, Kevin Hackett and Gina Elnockrashy enjoy the sounds of jazz at Sunday's Candlelight Jazz Concert.

'Flipnic' has all the action pinball game can provide
Pinball could be considered one of the first video games, so it's only natural it would find its way to modern consoles.

People in the News
NEW YORK - TV personality Brooke Burke and her husband Garth Fisher have called it quits.

Class clown finds place to stand - up on stage
Being hard-headed doesn't always pay, but it did for Bruce Bruce.

The end of Eminem?
DETROIT - Is Eminem headed for retirement - or just taking a break?

Mathers should shed his Eminem persona
Business associates say he is. Marshall Mathers, the man better known as Eminem, says he isn't. But neither is willing to acknowledge the elephant in the middle of the room, that regardless of whether Eminem steps onto a Dublin, Ireland, stage for the final time in September, perhaps the persona has run its course.

Mortgage rates rise for fourth consecutive week

Mortgage rates rise for fourth consecutive week
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates rose for a fourth consecutive week as financial markets responded to fresh evidence that the economy is picking up momentum.

Mortgage rates rise for fourth consecutive week
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates rose for a fourth consecutive week as financial markets responded to fresh evidence that the economy is picking up momentum.

Fishing Tournaments

Heat allows for break from waters
When the wind rushing past your ears as you power your boat down the lake feels like something out of a blast furnace, it's time to stay ashore.

So that's what it's for
Sid Newton, of Mathews, Ga., loves to hunt, fish and collect things that relate to those sports.

So that's what it's for

Heat allows for break from waters
When the wind rushing past your ears as you power your boat down the lake feels like something out of a blast furnace, it's time to stay ashore.

So that's what it's for
Sid Newton, of Mathews, Ga., loves to hunt, fish and collect things that relate to those sports.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Heat allows for break from waters

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Chinch bug infestations triggered by hot weather
I was afraid it was only a matter of time before we started seeing chinch bugs in St. Augustine lawns. With the amount of rain we have gotten this summer, we had been spared from their damage until recently. I had reports from a lawn care company that they were seeing them in June, but I had not seen any or heard about damage from anyone else.

Landscape your yard to weed out wood ticks
Patrick Guilfoile is making it his business to weed out wood ticks. What began as a plan to protect his family from Lyme disease has grown into an educational specialty and a book about tick-proofing areas where people like to gather.

Chinch bug infestations triggered by hot weather

Gardening in a glass box is back in vogue
Sometimes all a garden needs is a little box to call its own.

Gardening in a glass box is back in vogue
Sometimes all a garden needs is a little box to call its own.

Landscape your yard to weed out wood ticks
Patrick Guilfoile is making it his business to weed out wood ticks. What began as a plan to protect his family from Lyme disease has grown into an educational specialty and a book about tick-proofing areas where people like to gather.

Landscape your yard to weed out wood ticks

Chinch bug infestations triggered by hot weather
I was afraid it was only a matter of time before we started seeing chinch bugs in St. Augustine lawns. With the amount of rain we have gotten this summer, we had been spared from their damage until recently. I had reports from a lawn care company that they were seeing them in June, but I had not seen any or heard about damage from anyone else.

Gardening in a glass box is back in vogue

Mentally disabled harvest more than crops at farm
CLARKSBURG, Md. - At first glance, their enthusiasm seems silly for two grown men.

Mentally disabled harvest more than crops at farm
CLARKSBURG, Md. - At first glance, their enthusiasm seems silly for two grown men.

Mentally disabled harvest more than crops at farm

Ex-GreenJacket fires Bombers
Claudio Arias hit eight home runs last season in 54 games for the Augusta GreenJackets.

Jackets silenced by new Bomber
With scheduled starter Scott Shoemaker called up to make a spot start for Triple-A Pawtucket, the Greenville Bombers called on Kevin Guyette to make his first professional start Wednesday.

Ex-GreenJacket fires Bombers
Claudio Arias hit eight home runs last season in 54 games for the Augusta GreenJackets.

Jackets silenced by new Bomber
With scheduled starter Scott Shoemaker called up to make a spot start for Triple-A Pawtucket, the Greenville Bombers called on Kevin Guyette to make his first professional start Wednesday.

Watney shocks himself with 64
GRAND BLANC, Mich. - The most notable moment of Nick Watney's rookie season on the PGA Tour so far was when he played with Michelle Wie earlier this month.

Watney shocks himself with 64

Watney shocks himself with 64
GRAND BLANC, Mich. - The most notable moment of Nick Watney's rookie season on the PGA Tour so far was when he played with Michelle Wie earlier this month.

Ex-GreenJacket fires Bombers

Jackets silenced by new Bomber

Hoops event truly a national affair

International travelers share tales on postcards
I've been traveling this week, and so has Barbara Price, who sends a postcard from Seattle showing Safeco Field, where the Mariners play.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Augusta area.

Riverside Elementary School to get new principal
Riverside Elementary School gets a new principal beginning Monday.

Murphey parents given transfer options
Murphey Middle School parents have been sent a letter notifying them of their options for transferring to safer schools.

Special-ed pupils are scapegoats
Here we go again! Special-education, minority and economically disadvantaged pupils seem to take the blame for the failure in Columbia County schools to meet the standards for its Adequate Yearly Progress.Stephen McMillan, Grovetown

Executive offers thanks for help
Last week, The Chronicle and others in the local media aptly reported on a criminal act at my home ("Westinghouse president gets threatening letter with powder," July 19).Bob Pedde, Martinez

Skip Hawaii and clean up cemeteries
As a recent visitor to the Augusta area, my previous home, I paid a visit to my parents' graves at Magnolia Cemetery. I was appalled at the condition of the cemetery. Kathryne Regules, Prospect, Ohio

Fort's firing range is a necessity
I feel compelled to respond to the July 25 article, "Study looks at use of land." I would encourage the CSRA Regional Development Center to maintain the status quo on the encroachment areas as defined in this article. Please allow me to explain.David G. Edmiston Sr., Grovetown

Library belongs in SPLOST plan
Thank you for the excellent editorial "Libraries and education" (July 23), supporting the construction of a new public library building for downtown Augusta, with funding from the special purpose local option sales tax.C. Tom Sutherland, Augusta

Library belongs in SPLOST plan

Skip Hawaii and clean up cemeteries

Fort's firing range is a necessity

Trip to Hawaii was no big deal
I can't believe the media and other ignorant people in Augusta who continue to complain about the Augusta commissioners' educational trip that just happened to be in Hawaii. Alberta Carolyn Adams, Augusta

Special-ed pupils are scapegoats

Special-ed pupils are scapegoats
Here we go again! Special-education, minority and economically disadvantaged pupils seem to take the blame for the failure in Columbia County schools to meet the standards for its Adequate Yearly Progress.Stephen McMillan, Grovetown

Skip Hawaii and clean up cemeteries
As a recent visitor to the Augusta area, my previous home, I paid a visit to my parents' graves at Magnolia Cemetery. I was appalled at the condition of the cemetery. Kathryne Regules, Prospect, Ohio

Library belongs in SPLOST plan
Thank you for the excellent editorial "Libraries and education" (July 23), supporting the construction of a new public library building for downtown Augusta, with funding from the special purpose local option sales tax.C. Tom Sutherland, Augusta

Fort's firing range is a necessity
I feel compelled to respond to the July 25 article, "Study looks at use of land." I would encourage the CSRA Regional Development Center to maintain the status quo on the encroachment areas as defined in this article. Please allow me to explain.David G. Edmiston Sr., Grovetown

Kia recalls Sedona mini-vans

Ford to drop Freestyle, but use name on another vehicle

Living briefs

Living briefs
Children know summer can't last forever, but how do they make the start of the school year something to remember?

Kia recalls Sedona mini-vans
WASHINGTON - The Kia Sedona is the subject of its second recall notice in three months because of potential problems with a throttle cable that could lead to a crash.

Ford to drop Freestyle, but use name on another vehicle
To be or not to be. That's the question regarding the Freestyle crossover, introduced for 2005.

Ford to drop Freestyle, but use name on another vehicle
To be or not to be. That's the question regarding the Freestyle crossover, introduced for 2005.

Kia recalls Sedona mini-vans
WASHINGTON - The Kia Sedona is the subject of its second recall notice in three months because of potential problems with a throttle cable that could lead to a crash.

Living briefs
Children know summer can't last forever, but how do they make the start of the school year something to remember?

Training mission takes 600 troops into Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. - An urban training exercise for about 600 Marines and sailors of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune, N.C., got under way this week and will last until Aug. 8.

City hits 100 degrees
Kevin Doolittle receives a hero's welcome each time he pulls up to his next customer's home.

Proposal addresses the basics

Across Georgia

City hits 100 degrees
Kevin Doolittle receives a hero's welcome each time he pulls up to his next customer's home.

Deportation case delayed

Two teens accused of gang activity
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested one teenager for gang-related shootings early Thursday and are looking for another teen.

Rants and Raves
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Proposal addresses the basics
Augusta Administrator Fred Russell presented city commissioners with a bare-bones $139.9 million special purpose local option sales tax proposal Wednesday.

Truckers are training to spot, report terrorism

Counties get results of pupils' test retakes
With days left until the start of school, some pupils are only now learning what grade they will be in.

Parents receive safer school transfer options

'Moon' takes pupils overseas
It's time to take the show on the road and to the air.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

Kid of the Day
Kyle Nunnery is today's Kid of the Day.

Shoppers start mission early

Bill will extend daylight-saving time

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Kyle Nunnery is today's Kid of the Day.

Car-title loan customers tell very different stories

Truckers are training to spot, report terrorism
The minute Waynon Calhoun walks into his home, he can spot the slightest object out of place.

Renovation is next for college campus

Hospital buys for the future

Riverside Elementary School to get new principal

Rants and Raves
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Investigations will decide whether deputy keeps job

Proposal addresses the basics
Augusta Administrator Fred Russell presented city commissioners with a bare-bones $139.9 million special purpose local option sales tax proposal Wednesday.

Counties get results of pupils' test retakes

Local companies battle high costs of electricity
You're not the only one worried about paying a costly power bill for cranking up the air conditioner.

This weed just isn't worth it

Across the region
ATLANTA - A Snellville man accused of shooting his mailman seven times in an apparent bid to go to federal prison was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on charges of attempting to kill a federal employee.

SRS is moving on new reactor

This weed just isn't worth it
In South Carolina, the mere possession of a certain exotic weed can land you a six-month jail sentence or a stiff fine, and Georgia is considering a similar law.

Two teens accused of gang activity

Parents receive safer school transfer options
Murphey Middle School parents have been sent a letter notifying them of their options for transferring to safer schools.

Jefferson County residents object to sludge proposal

Training mission takes 600 troops into Savannah

Across the area

Across the region

Kid of the Day
Laura Beth Cawthon is today's Kid of the Day.

Rants and Raves
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SRS is moving on new reactor
AIKEN - The U.S. Department of Energy has directed its Savannah River Site office to negotiate with utility companies about possible lease agreements involving the construction of a commercial nuclear power plant.

Training mission takes 600 troops into Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. - An urban training exercise for about 600 Marines and sailors of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune, N.C., got under way this week and will last until Aug. 8.

This weed just isn't worth it
In South Carolina, the mere possession of a certain exotic weed can land you a six-month jail sentence or a stiff fine, and Georgia is considering a similar law.

Rants and Raves
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Shoppers start mission early
Even with extended hours, a line formed outside of a local business Thursday before its 7 a.m. opening as customers waited to save during Georgia's sales tax holiday.

Auction stirs up water worries
On the surface, it's little more than an unused water permit for a defunct paper mill.

Investigations will decide whether deputy keeps job
A Richmond County sheriff's deputy whose police cruiser was involved in a single-car accident Monday night is prohibited from driving a patrol car although he remains on the road patrol, Sheriff Ronnie Strength said Thursday.

Kid of the Day

Two teens accused of gang activity
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested one teenager for gang-related shootings early Thursday and are looking for another teen.

SRS is moving on new reactor
AIKEN - The U.S. Department of Energy has directed its Savannah River Site office to negotiate with utility companies about possible lease agreements involving the construction of a commercial nuclear power plant.

Jefferson County residents object to sludge proposal
LOUISVILLE - Jefferson County residents were adamant Thursday night. They don't want to be Augusta and Columbia County's "bathroom."

Auction stirs up water worries
On the surface, it's little more than an unused water permit for a defunct paper mill.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

New acute-care hospital wins approval
A $22 million, 80-bed hospital planned for Augusta's medical district has been given a green light by state regulators.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Prosecutors arguing the 2000 shooting death of DeKalb County sheriff-elect Derwin Brown rested their case Thursday.

Bill will extend daylight-saving time
The 2005 national energy bill has a bright idea - extend daylight-saving time to conserve electricity.

Across the area
Aviation commissioners on Thursday approved what they referred to as a leaner, meaner, and cleaner 2006 budget for Augusta Regional Airport.

News you can use
Activities scheduled for this week include:

Deportation case delayed
ATLANTA - The administrative hearing on the deportation of Aiken honor high school student Griselda Lopez Negrete has been put on hold.

Lawmakers hear advice on transit safety
ATLANTA - Outlawing photography on buses and trains while also clamping down on transportation records available to the public are two ways Georgia's transit systems could be better protected from terrorist attacks, a panel of state lawmakers were advised Wednesday.

Parents receive safer school transfer options
Murphey Middle School parents have been sent a letter notifying them of their options for transferring to safer schools.

Georgia artists sketch trail to entice tourists
COMER, Ga. - A Madison County woman wants to put area artists on the map - literally.

Hospital buys for the future
Playing "checkers" with various departments as it prepares for a major renovation, University Hospital acquired two buildings Thursday on nearby D'Antignac Street that could serve as temporary quarters, officials said.

Across the area
A Richmond County sheriff's deputy who was involved in a car accident Monday night could face disciplinary action, a sheriff's official said Wednesday.

Car-title loan customers tell very different stories
ATLANTA - Car-title lenders are either swindlers or godsends, according to former customers who related their experiences to Georgia lawmakers considering restricting the industry.

Local companies battle high costs of electricity
You're not the only one worried about paying a costly power bill for cranking up the air conditioner.

Renovation is next for college campus
ATHENS, Ga. - Just one year after the University of Georgia opened new dormitories - gaining about 1,000 beds - plans are in the works for another phase of housing construction. But this time, the focus is on renovation, not expansion.

Shoppers start mission early
Even with extended hours, a line formed outside of a local business Thursday before its 7 a.m. opening as customers waited to save during Georgia's sales tax holiday.

Rants and Raves
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Mossy Creek Elementary suffers from rain delay
NORTH AUGUSTA - Thanks to rain that has held up work on Mossy Creek Elementary School, about 600 children in North Augusta will have four extra days of summer.

Truckers are training to spot, report terrorism
The minute Waynon Calhoun walks into his home, he can spot the slightest object out of place.

Kid of the Day

Severe thunderstorm warning issued
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Augusta area.

Auction stirs up water worries

Riverside Elementary School to get new principal
Riverside Elementary School gets a new principal beginning Monday.

News you can use

Counties get results of pupils' test retakes
With days left until the start of school, some pupils are only now learning what grade they will be in.

Reed talks up technical schools

Kid of the Day
Laura Beth Cawthon is today's Kid of the Day.

Georgia artists sketch trail to entice tourists

Democratic candidates to speak at event
Saturday will be a big day for political activity in Columbia County.

Across the area
A Richmond County sheriff's deputy who was involved in a car accident Monday night could face disciplinary action, a sheriff's official said Wednesday.

Jefferson County residents object to sludge proposal
LOUISVILLE - Jefferson County residents were adamant Thursday night. They don't want to be Augusta and Columbia County's "bathroom."

Across the region
ATLANTA - A Snellville man accused of shooting his mailman seven times in an apparent bid to go to federal prison was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on charges of attempting to kill a federal employee.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Georgia artists sketch trail to entice tourists
COMER, Ga. - A Madison County woman wants to put area artists on the map - literally.

You can shop this weekend and avoid tax
It's like Christmas in July, said Diane Charmineak, the assistant manager of Office Depot on Walton Way Extension, explaining the impact of Georgia's sales tax holiday on local businesses.

Reed talks up technical schools
Ralph Reed won't unveil his platform for lieutenant governor for another couple of months, but one of the main planks will likely focus on a need to ramp up technical education opportunities for Georgia high schoolers.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Prosecutors arguing the 2000 shooting death of DeKalb County sheriff-elect Derwin Brown rested their case Thursday.

Local companies battle high costs of electricity

Across the area
Aviation commissioners on Thursday approved what they referred to as a leaner, meaner, and cleaner 2006 budget for Augusta Regional Airport.

Investigations will decide whether deputy keeps job
A Richmond County sheriff's deputy whose police cruiser was involved in a single-car accident Monday night is prohibited from driving a patrol car although he remains on the road patrol, Sheriff Ronnie Strength said Thursday.

City hits 100 degrees

Bill will extend daylight-saving time
The 2005 national energy bill has a bright idea - extend daylight-saving time to conserve electricity.

Murphey parents given transfer options

News you can use

Car-title loan customers tell very different stories
ATLANTA - Car-title lenders are either swindlers or godsends, according to former customers who related their experiences to Georgia lawmakers considering restricting the industry.

News you can use
Activities scheduled for this week include:

Renovation is next for college campus
ATHENS, Ga. - Just one year after the University of Georgia opened new dormitories - gaining about 1,000 beds - plans are in the works for another phase of housing construction. But this time, the focus is on renovation, not expansion.

Deportation case delayed
ATLANTA - The administrative hearing on the deportation of Aiken honor high school student Griselda Lopez Negrete has been put on hold.

Across the area

Across South Carolina
Two men plead guilty in man's fatal beating

Reed talks up technical schools
Ralph Reed won't unveil his platform for lieutenant governor for another couple of months, but one of the main planks will likely focus on a need to ramp up technical education opportunities for Georgia high schoolers.

Hospital buys for the future
Playing "checkers" with various departments as it prepares for a major renovation, University Hospital acquired two buildings Thursday on nearby D'Antignac Street that could serve as temporary quarters, officials said.

Murphey parents given transfer options
Murphey Middle School parents have been sent a letter notifying them of their options for transferring to safer schools.

Spurrier puts faith in year of the rooster
It's only July, and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is already reaching for the stars ... or grasping at them.

Spurrier puts faith in year of the rooster
It's only July, and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is already reaching for the stars ... or grasping at them.

Stone sinks on second attempt at 'Alexander'
Pity poor Oliver Stone, like Alexander the Great, the subject of his film Alexander, he never learned that enough is sometimes enough.

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's new in video and DVD 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.

Purple Heart removed from 'Wedding Crashers' site
WASHINGTON - Following complaints from a congressman, the producers of "Wedding Crashers" on Monday yanked from the movie's Web site a printable Purple Heart advertised as a gimmick to pick up women and get free drinks.

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's new in video and DVD and a calendar of what's coming:

Purple Heart removed from 'Wedding Crashers' site
WASHINGTON - Following complaints from a congressman, the producers of "Wedding Crashers" on Monday yanked from the movie's Web site a printable Purple Heart advertised as a gimmick to pick up women and get free drinks.

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 on DVD

Stone sinks on second attempt at 'Alexander'
Pity poor Oliver Stone, like Alexander the Great, the subject of his film Alexander, he never learned that enough is sometimes enough.

Mini reviews

Stone sinks on second attempt at 'Alexander'

Purple Heart removed from 'Wedding Crashers' site

Artists can thank pioneers of rock 'n' roll package tours

Hot ticket: Ben Harper
BEN HARPERBEST KNOWN FOR: Bringing elements of soul, gospel, folk and funk to the rock world

Singer-songwriters often break folkie mold

Luck escapes Hootie on latest album
This is a Hootie & the Blowfish that the estimated 25 million fans who bought the band's debut album, Cracked Rear View, back in 1994 haven't heard before.

Concert calendar

Montreal music scene uneasy about the spotlight
MONTREAL - To find the heart and soul of the Montreal music scene on a recent evening, all one had to do was head to the Mile End neighborhood, walk into a quaint coffee shop and pop into the intimate back room.\r\n

Hot ticket: Ben Harper

Singer-songwriters often break folkie mold
Recently, I've been ruminating about the plight of the singer-songwriter. Perhaps it's the lingering effect of going to the recent Nikki Sudden show at the Soul Bar; perhaps it's from soliciting submissions for The Augusta Chronicle's annual Singer-Songwriter Contest, but the plight - yes, there is a plight - of the singer-songwriter has weighed heavily on my mind.

Luck escapes Hootie on latest album
This is a Hootie & the Blowfish that the estimated 25 million fans who bought the band's debut album, Cracked Rear View, back in 1994 haven't heard before.

Pioneer Sweat keeps changing with the times
For Keith Sweat, the New Jack Swing pioneer who burst onto the music scene in 1987 with his Make It Last Forever album, survival has meant both evolving and staying the same.

Singer wants America to enjoy Soca
Elvis White, the lead singer of the band that bears his name, sees himself as more than a musician. He sees himself as a troubadour for the soulful music style called Soca.

Montreal music scene uneasy about the spotlight

Singer wants America to enjoy Soca

Sonic Spotlight: Lindsey Hardy
HER FIRST PERFORMANCE: "I was 16, and it was my junior year at Augusta Christian School. I sang a Jessica Andrews song, Unbreakable Heart, at a talent show. I'd played sports, so I was used to being in front of crowds, but this was a lot different. I'd always sung before but I never knew what I had was anything special."

Luck escapes Hootie on latest album

Artists can thank pioneers of rock 'n' roll package tours
Everything old is new again. As the Anger Management and Warped tours prepare to bring a buffet of hip-hop and hard rock to the Atlanta area, Georgia music fans speak in hushed whispers about their good fortune, about the remarkable synergy that must have brought Eminem and 50 Cent, or The Offspring and My Chemical Romance, to the same stage.

Singer-songwriters often break folkie mold
Recently, I've been ruminating about the plight of the singer-songwriter. Perhaps it's the lingering effect of going to the recent Nikki Sudden show at the Soul Bar; perhaps it's from soliciting submissions for The Augusta Chronicle's annual Singer-Songwriter Contest, but the plight - yes, there is a plight - of the singer-songwriter has weighed heavily on my mind.

Concert calendar
AROUND TOWNKEITH SWEAT: Friday, Bell AuditoriumRON WHITE: Saturday, Aug. 13, Bell Auditorium

Hot ticket: Ben Harper
BEN HARPER BEST KNOWN FOR: Bringing elements of soul, gospel, folk and funk to the rock world

Artists can thank pioneers of rock 'n' roll package tours
Everything old is new again. As the Anger Management and Warped tours prepare to bring a buffet of hip-hop and hard rock to the Atlanta area, Georgia music fans speak in hushed whispers about their good fortune, about the remarkable synergy that must have brought Eminem and 50 Cent, or The Offspring and My Chemical Romance, to the same stage.

Montreal music scene uneasy about the spotlight
MONTREAL - To find the heart and soul of the Montreal music scene on a recent evening, all one had to do was head to the Mile End neighborhood, walk into a quaint coffee shop and pop into the intimate back room.

Singer wants America to enjoy Soca
Elvis White, the lead singer of the band that bears his name, sees himself as more than a musician. He sees himself as a troubadour for the soulful music style called Soca.

Concert calendar
AROUND TOWN KEITH SWEAT: Friday, Bell Auditorium RON WHITE: Saturday, Aug. 13, Bell Auditorium

Drivers welcome week off of track

Newsmaker: Rusty Wallace
ATLANTA -- Rusty Wallace's retirement tour has been far from ceremonial this season. Wallace sits fourth in the NASCAR Nextel Cup points standings after a second-place finish last Sunday at Pocono.

Drivers welcome week off of track
ATLANTA - The grueling NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule includes 38 events in a 41-week span.

Drivers welcome week off of track
ATLANTA - The grueling NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule includes 38 events in a 41-week span.

Behind the scenes of NASCAR

Newsmaker: Rusty Wallace
ATLANTA -- Rusty Wallace's retirement tour has been far from ceremonial this season. Wallace sits fourth in the NASCAR Nextel Cup points standings after a second-place finish last Sunday at Pocono.

Newsmaker: Rusty Wallace

Behind the scenes of NASCAR
ATLANTA - Of all the things Mark Dyer's been able to slap NASCAR's name on, his favorite might be a potato.

Behind the scenes of NASCAR
ATLANTA - Of all the things Mark Dyer's been able to slap NASCAR's name on, his favorite might be a potato.

Crumpler eases into the flow

Falcons want duo to turn up team's volume

Mr. Leon Evan Lockett    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mr. Robert D. Chase    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey Roberts    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Freddie Twiggs, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie King    (WASHINGTON D.C.)

Mr. Jack Schaber    ( MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Ms. Lyneve Anderson    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sander Anderson    (ULMER, S.C.)

Mr. Woodruff Key, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie L. Garnett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. George Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lyneve Anderson    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila O. Griffin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Harold (Doc) Wallace    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Burney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Wilson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Frank L. Braxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jan Gazda    (OTTAWA, Canada)

Mrs. Mary Waters Turner    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtice Flanders    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Turquoise Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel T. Nix    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Edmond Tanksley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Hodges    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Silver, Jr.    (BOLINGBROOK, Ill.)

Mrs. Mary Frances Cook    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Audrey Roberts    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William DeLoach, Jr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Lois Rainwater    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. David Arrington    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Pearson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Clifford    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah R. Steward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie Twiggs, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Pearson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Wilson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Hazel T. Nix    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Woodruff Key, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Joneta Odutayo    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Dombkowski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel T. Nix    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Jan Gazda    (OTTAWA, Canada)

Colonel Alfred B. Nichols, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William G. Dever    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. George Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Joneta Odutayo    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kevin Morrissette    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Colonel Alfred B. Nichols, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel T. Nix    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Scott E. Kutlik    (EVANS, Ga.)

Scott E. Kutlik    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Willie King    (WASHINGTON D.C.)

Ms. Jacquelyn Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Pearson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Heggs    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Joneta Odutayo    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie L. Garnett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Heggs    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtice Flanders    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila O. Griffin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Dombkowski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie L. Garnett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Clifford    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Frances Cook    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Frank L. Braxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtice Flanders    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sander Anderson    (ULMER, S.C.)

Mr. Leon Evan Lockett    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Harold (Doc) Wallace    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Dombkowski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert D. Chase    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. William DeLoach, Jr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Geneva Wilson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmy Clifford    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Schaber    ( MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Ms. Mattie Burney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Rainwater    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Frank L. Braxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Joneta Odutayo    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Arrington    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Mae Jenkins    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Wilson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Kassandra Gibson    (TROY, Ill.)

Mrs. Audrey Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtice Flanders    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Waters Turner    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Mae Jenkins    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Turquoise Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Kassandra Gibson    (TROY, Ill.)

Mr. Frank L. Braxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie L. Garnett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah R. Steward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Dombkowski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Clifford    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Silver, Jr.    (BOLINGBROOK, Ill.)

Mr. William G. Dever    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Josephine Pearson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edmond Tanksley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Jacquelyn Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Hodges    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Kevin Morrissette    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Frank L. Braxton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jan Gazda (OTTAWA, Canada)

Mrs. Lois Rainwater (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Joneta Odutayo (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie King (WASHINGTON D.C.)

Mrs. Hattie Heggs (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Scott E. Kutlik (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtice Flanders (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Miller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Kassandra Gibson (TROY, Ill.)

Mr. David Arrington (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Clifford (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Waters Turner (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Kevin Morrissette (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Jennie L. Garnett (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtice Flanders (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila O. Griffin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel T. Nix (HARLEM, Ga.)

Colonel Alfred B. Nichols, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert D. Chase (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Hodges (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Wilson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Frances Cook (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Jeffery Dombkowski (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie L. Garnett (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Pearson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Burney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Mae Jenkins (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Wilson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Silver, Jr. (BOLINGBROOK, Ill.)

Mr. Edmond Tanksley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Clifford (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lyneve Anderson (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel T. Nix (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. George Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Harold (Doc) Wallace (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Audrey Roberts (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sander Anderson (ULMER, S.C.)

Ms. Joneta Odutayo (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah R. Steward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William G. Dever (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. William DeLoach, Jr. (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Freddie Twiggs, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Evan Lockett (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Dombkowski (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Turquoise Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Woodruff Key, Sr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Frank L. Braxton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Schaber ( MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Ms. Jacquelyn Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Pearson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ex-Augustan to coach team

Area Announcements

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
The Missouri football player who died after collapsing at the end of a preseason workout wasn't immediately taken to the hospital across the street but instead driven to the team offices, a university police report shows.

Overtime
Amid toppled scoring towers and blown-out condominiums, NASCAR President Mike Helton said the tornado damage to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., is the worst disaster to hit a NASCAR track.

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.

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
The Missouri football player who died after collapsing at the end of a preseason workout wasn't immediately taken to the hospital across the street but instead driven to the team offices, a university police report shows.

Ex-Augustan to coach team
Water makes up almost two-thirds of the human body and about three-fourths of the earth.

Overtime
Amid toppled scoring towers and blown-out condominiums, NASCAR President Mike Helton said the tornado damage to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., is the worst disaster to hit a NASCAR track.

Ex-Augustan to coach team
Water makes up almost two-thirds of the human body and about three-fourths of the earth.

76ers dominate to beat Prospects
Heading into Thursday morning's pool play, the GA/LINA 76ers knew they had to make something happen to have any chance of advancing to the elimination rounds.

Hoops event truly a national affair
A glance around the parking lot at Riverview Park Wednesday revealed vehicles from more than a dozen different states.

Hoops event truly a national affair
A glance around the parking lot at Riverview Park Wednesday revealed vehicles from more than a dozen different states.

Crumpler eases into the flow
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Alge Crumpler used his four-year relationship with Michael Vick to offer a brief respite from another oppressively hot practice Wednesday afternoon.

Falcons want duo to turn up team's volume
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - In his second season with Tampa Bay, Rich McKay said the Buccaneers had one particular purpose in mind when they signed linebacker Hardy Nickerson.

Crumpler eases into the flow
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Alge Crumpler used his four-year relationship with Michael Vick to offer a brief respite from another oppressively hot practice Wednesday afternoon.

Falcons want duo to turn up team's volume
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - In his second season with Tampa Bay, Rich McKay said the Buccaneers had one particular purpose in mind when they signed linebacker Hardy Nickerson.

Split Rail performs bluegrass, folk tunes in rare area concert

Split Rail performs bluegrass, folk tunes in rare area concert
Belvedere resident Doug Todd won't have far to travel tonight to play his upright bass with the band Split Rail.

Split Rail performs bluegrass, folk tunes in rare area concert
Belvedere resident Doug Todd won't have far to travel tonight to play his upright bass with the band Split Rail.

Fort Gordon housing needs are discussed
A small group of soldiers and their family members attended an open house July 20 to learn about the future of Army housing at Fort Gordon.

Children's attitude impresses art teachers
Children diligently completed their artwork Friday before their parents arrived for the closing reception of the summer visual arts camp at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art.

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

This week
PVT. WARS: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Cabaret presentation by the BRAVO! Army Theatre Touring Company, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; recommended for mature audiences; $8; 793-8552.

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

Bowling center manager stays too busy to practice
As the manager of Fort Gordon's Gordon Lanes, professional bowler Tim Stancil, of North Augusta, should have plenty of time to polish his game.

Around the block
The Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will hold a Nature Photography Workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday at the park off Lock and Dam Road near Augusta Regional Airport. The cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Registration is due today. For more information, call 828-2109.

Children's attitude impresses art teachers
Children diligently completed their artwork Friday before their parents arrived for the closing reception of the summer visual arts camp at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art.

New commander sees vital role for post
Fort Gordon's new commanding general thinks he's at the right place at the right time.

Rosier Road subdivisions offer solitude
After living in west Augusta for a number of years, Pearl Collier felt the area was becoming too congested for her and her ailing husband.

Reunions
Academy of Richmond County 1973, 1974, 1975: Seeking classmates for a reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; $89; for reservations, call (800) 472-3977 or www.georgia-reunions.com

New commander sees vital role for post
Fort Gordon's new commanding general thinks he's at the right place at the right time.

July campaign celebrates recreation
In recent years, Kelsey Burns has improved as a softball player.

Art Factory moves into new location
The Art Factory moved to a new location earlier this month.

Reunions
Academy of Richmond County 1973, 1974, 1975: Seeking classmates for a reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; $89; for reservations, call (800) 472-3977 or www.georgia-reunions.com

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.

Singers can start tuning up for the Military Idol
In a twist on the highly popular television show American Idol, military service members have the opportunity to become the Military Idol.

Gold Cross wins city contract
The Augusta Commission awarded a contract to provide emergency service to Gold Cross EMS Service on Tuesday, rejecting a proposal from American Medical Response.

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.

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

Rosier Road subdivisions offer solitude
After living in west Augusta for a number of years, Pearl Collier felt the area was becoming too congested for her and her ailing husband.

Around the block
The Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will hold a Nature Photography Workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday at the park off Lock and Dam Road near Augusta Regional Airport. The cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Registration is due today. For more information, call 828-2109.

Bowling center manager stays too busy to practice
As the manager of Fort Gordon's Gordon Lanes, professional bowler Tim Stancil, of North Augusta, should have plenty of time to polish his game.

Pet of the week
Samantha, a 9-year-old Sheltie, 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.

Milestones
Michelle Lynn Cohen, of Augusta, daughter of Howard A. Cohen and Faith R. Cohen, has been recognized for outstanding academic achievement in Theater 40 at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.

Soccer champs
The Augusta Attack Under-11 boys team recently won the sixth annual 3-on-3 Soccer Blast at Jekyll Island, Ga. Team members are (bottom, left to right) are Eric Preheim and Luke Waechter; (middle row) Matt Moses, Bennett Yort and Reed Norton; and (top) coach Jeff Waechter.

Woman earns degree in determination
Five years ago, Kim Walden Parsons set a goal to finish college by the time she was 40.

Singers can start tuning up for the Military Idol
In a twist on the highly popular television show American Idol, military service members have the opportunity to become the Military Idol.

Soccer champs
The Augusta Attack Under-11 boys team recently won the sixth annual 3-on-3 Soccer Blast at Jekyll Island, Ga. Team members are (bottom, left to right) are Eric Preheim and Luke Waechter; (middle row) Matt Moses, Bennett Yort and Reed Norton; and (top) coach Jeff Waechter.

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

Golf tourney benefits county Weed and Seed Initiative
Several retired National Football League players are among the people signed on to participate in the Charles Webster Inaugural Golf Tournament and Reception, presented by the Augusta-Richmond County Weed and Seed Initiative.

Golf tourney benefits county Weed and Seed Initiative
Several retired National Football League players are among the people signed on to participate in the Charles Webster Inaugural Golf Tournament and Reception, presented by the Augusta-Richmond County Weed and Seed Initiative.

This week
PVT. WARS: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Cabaret presentation by the BRAVO! Army Theatre Touring Company, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; recommended for mature audiences; $8; 793-8552.

July campaign celebrates recreation
In recent years, Kelsey Burns has improved as a softball player.

Pet of the week
Samantha, a 9-year-old Sheltie, 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.

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

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

Woman earns degree in determination
Five years ago, Kim Walden Parsons set a goal to finish college by the time she was 40.

Club is hoping to sway members with a luau
The Fort Gordon Service Club will hold a luau to attract new members.

Gold Cross wins city contract
The Augusta Commission awarded a contract to provide emergency service to Gold Cross EMS Service on Tuesday, rejecting a proposal from American Medical Response.

Art Factory moves into new location
The Art Factory moved to a new location earlier this month.

Two libraries offering wireless service
Two libraries in the East Central Georgia Regional Library System started offering wireless service in July.

Golf tourney benefits county Weed and Seed Initiative

Events

Around the block

Children's attitude impresses art teachers

This week

Soccer champs

Art Factory moves into new location

Singers can start tuning up for the Military Idol

Rosier Road subdivisions offer solitude

Gold Cross wins city contract

Post Happenings

Woman earns degree in determination

July campaign celebrates recreation

Bowling center manager stays too busy to practice

Reunions

For the record

Pet of the week

Recycling centers

New commander sees vital role for post

Spurrier puts faith in year of the rooster

Cool movies might bring needed relief from summer heat

Artists can thank pioneers of rock 'n' roll package tours

NBC sued over latest 'Average Joe' series

Jennifer Garner to become pregnant spy on 'Alias'
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Jennifer Garner is expecting a baby, so her "Alias" character will be too, even though she's a globe-trotting spy.

Kudrow's 'Comeback' woos old fans

ABC, actress answer to criticized 'Dancing' outcome
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Kelly Monaco knows there are television viewers who aren't happy she won ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" competition, but she isn't going to let it bother her.

NBC sued over latest 'Average Joe' series
CLEVELAND - A former "Average Joe" contestant and two other men are suing NBC for $40 million, contending that the network took their ideas and used them in the latest installment of the show, "Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back."

ABC seeks 'Housewives' viewers at the cleaners
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - ABC hopes to clean up in the ratings again with an aggressive marketing campaign that revisits a dry-cleaning promotion for the hit series "Desperate Housewives."

Kudrow's 'Comeback' woos old fans
NEW YORK - Maybe Lisa Kudrow is a victim of her own success.

ABC, actress answer to criticized 'Dancing' outcome
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Kelly Monaco knows there are television viewers who aren't happy she won ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" competition, but she isn't going to let it bother her.

NBC sued over latest 'Average Joe' series
CLEVELAND - A former "Average Joe" contestant and two other men are suing NBC for $40 million, contending that the network took their ideas and used them in the latest installment of the show, "Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back."

ABC seeks 'Housewives' viewers at the cleaners
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - ABC hopes to clean up in the ratings again with an aggressive marketing campaign that revisits a dry-cleaning promotion for the hit series "Desperate Housewives."

ABC seeks 'Housewives' viewers at the cleaners

ABC, actress answer to criticized 'Dancing' outcome

Jerry Lewis getting TV academy's Governors Award
LOS ANGELES - Jerry Lewis is getting the television academy's prestigious Governors Award in recognition for his more than half-century of work on behalf of muscular dystrophy.

Kudrow's 'Comeback' woos old fans
NEW YORK - Maybe Lisa Kudrow is a victim of her own success.

The Liquid Life: The Playground

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Class clown finds place to stand - up on stage

Mathers should shed his Eminem persona

Juice Box a fast-food shop for energy

Spotted

Testing salads, tasters are impressed with little things

Applause calendar

The end of Eminem?

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Richt: Program is under control

Richt: Program is under control
HOOVER, Ala. - Georgia's off-field and academic troubles might not have gotten as much national attention as those at Tennessee and South Carolina, but the Bulldogs aren't far behind.

Richt: Program is under control
HOOVER, Ala. - Georgia's off-field and academic troubles might not have gotten as much national attention as those at Tennessee and South Carolina, but the Bulldogs aren't far behind.

Artists can thank pioneers of rock 'n' roll package tours
Everything old is new again. As the Anger Management and Warped tours prepare to bring a buffet of hip-hop and hard rock to the Atlanta area, Georgia music fans speak in hushed whispers about their good fortune, about the remarkable synergy that must have brought Eminem and 50 Cent, or The Offspring and My Chemical Romance, to the same stage.

Artists can thank pioneers of rock 'n' roll package tours
Everything old is new again. As the Anger Management and Warped tours prepare to bring a buffet of hip-hop and hard rock to the Atlanta area, Georgia music fans speak in hushed whispers about their good fortune, about the remarkable synergy that must have brought Eminem and 50 Cent, or The Offspring and My Chemical Romance, to the same stage.

Cool movies might bring needed relief from summer heat
As I write this, the heat index in Augusta is inching toward an expected high of 110 degrees.

Cool movies might bring needed relief from summer heat
As I write this, the heat index in Augusta is inching toward an expected high of 110 degrees.

Spurrier wants respect first

Spurrier wants respect first
HOOVER, Ala. - Steve Spurrier's return to the Southeastern Conference drew reactions ranging from excitement to curiosity to "Aw, crap."

Spurrier wants respect first
HOOVER, Ala. - Steve Spurrier's return to the Southeastern Conference drew reactions ranging from excitement to curiosity to "Aw, crap."