Lights can alert emergency responders
Winfred Ray has survived a heart attack.

Recreation centers
RIBBONS AND CUTS DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday; area barbers, beauticians to give free haircuts; donations of barrettes, ribbons, combs and brushes are needed

Festival goers like their tomatoes green
A bumper crop of green tomatoes has turned into a community event.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for July 20-22. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

Library's reading program comes to end
Equating reading and fun is the main reason Cassandra Courtney takes her 5-year-old daughter, Vyolet, to as many library functions as possible.

Woman's love of history led to preservation group
Summer vacations can inspire a lifetime of memories. A family trip that Jane Crayton Davis took when she was 15 made a lasting impression.

Around the block
VFW POST 5877 WILL HOLD A MEN'S AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AT 2 P.M. TODAY, 116 Midway Circle. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. Call 649-3254.

Pet of the week
Samson, an 11-month-old smooth collie, 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.

Lights can alert emergency responders
Winfred Ray has survived a heart attack.

Athlete Spotlight: Brian Leonardi
In the sports world, it often can be difficult for coaches to find talented athletes who also provide leadership qualities.

Fort Gordon housing needs discussed at open house
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.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

Woman's love of history led to preservation group
Summer vacations can inspire a lifetime of memories. A family trip that Jane Crayton Davis took when she was 15 made a lasting impression.

Fort Gordon housing needs discussed at open house
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.

Education, games entertain children at Coca-Cola Camp
The energetic campers seemed oblivious to the fact that the thermometer was hovering around the century mark well before noon. After all, they had found countless ways to forget about the heat.

Education, games entertain children at Coca-Cola Camp
The energetic campers seemed oblivious to the fact that the thermometer was hovering around the century mark well before noon. After all, they had found countless ways to forget about the heat.

Festival goers like their tomatoes green
A bumper crop of green tomatoes has turned into a community event.

Families appreciate fellowship, movies at Big Mo
Teresa Frazier probably could have found a closer theater to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Batman Begins on July 23.

Families appreciate fellowship, movies at Big Mo
Teresa Frazier probably could have found a closer theater to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Batman Begins on July 23.

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.

Pet of the week
Samson, an 11-month-old smooth collie, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Pets can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 279-6274 or (803) 640-2068.

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

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.

Recreation centers
RIBBONS AND CUTS DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday; area barbers, beauticians to give free haircuts; donations of barrettes, ribbons, combs and brushes are needed

This week
MEN'S AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: 2 p.m. today; VFW Post 5877, 116 Midway Circle, Aiken; 649-3254

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for July 20-22. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Children get sprayed down for reading
Water spewed forcefully from an Aiken Department of Public Safety aerial fire truck Wednesday, but there was no fire in sight.

King Tut exhibit draws crowds, raves, complaints
LOS ANGELES - The highly touted King Tut comeback exhibit has drawn massive crowds its first six weeks and more than a few complaints that his mummy isn't there.

A double burger of books to relish
Many of us have mixed feelings about the hamburger. We know it isn't the most healthful of foods, but as soon as a burger hits the grill, our hearts race and mouths water in anticipation.

King Tut exhibit draws crowds, raves, complaints

McCarthy's violent meditation on mankind
Cormac McCarthy's 1992 novel "All the Pretty Horses" was a best-seller and winner of the National Book Award. In addition, it catapulted McCarthy - a favorite of critics and writers but with little popular acclaim or sales - to literary fame.

A double burger of books to relish

Author hits the road to examine death and rock 'n' roll
In 1965, Roger Daltrey sang, "I hope I die before I get old."

King Tut exhibit draws crowds, raves, complaints
LOS ANGELES - The highly touted King Tut comeback exhibit has drawn massive crowds its first six weeks and more than a few complaints that his mummy isn't there.

A double burger of books to relish
Many of us have mixed feelings about the hamburger. We know it isn't the most healthful of foods, but as soon as a burger hits the grill, our hearts race and mouths water in anticipation.

Author hits the road to examine death and rock 'n' roll
In 1965, Roger Daltrey sang, "I hope I die before I get old."

McCarthy's violent meditation on mankind

Author hits the road to examine death and rock 'n' roll

McCarthy's violent meditation on mankind
Cormac McCarthy's 1992 novel "All the Pretty Horses" was a best-seller and winner of the National Book Award. In addition, it catapulted McCarthy - a favorite of critics and writers but with little popular acclaim or sales - to literary fame.

As students get older, lunch loses its appeal

State officials urge students to have meningitis vaccine

Start-up of clubs hinges on initiative of students

When back-to-school shopping means gadgets, schools try to find a balance

Educators must go through screening

For many freshmen, living with a stranger is the biggest challenge

Manhunt: Schools try to attract more male teachers

USDA orders schools to trim the fat

Strict schedule, review prepare pupils for return

Behavior on buses will be monitored

Back to school, years later: older students are transforming some U.S. colleges

McDuffie County public schools

Advice from the pros: how to pack healthy lunches that kids might actually eat

Tutors give extra boost to students

Richmond County public schools

Columbia County public schools

Health exams, shots needed

Paine College information

Augusta State adds housing facility

Augusta Technical College information

Getting a handle on truancy

School fashion: Tween wardrobes are first declaration of independence

Students staying at home can strain household

Dress code for public schools

Recent crashes raise fears, but buses remain safest form of school travel

Augusta State University information
Augusta State University is a public institution of the University System of Georgia. It offers undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences, business administration and education.

Tutors give extra boost to students
No parent wants to see his child struggle in school. Be it basic reading, pre-calculus or some subject in between, tutoring or other out-of-school instruction can help.

Dress code for public schools
As you're shopping for back-to-school clothes, don't forget the dress codes. While most elementary and middle school pupils wear uniforms, high school students have more freedom to choose with a few limitations. Here's a condensed version of the codes at the Big Three.

Columbia County public schools
Calendar and contact information for Columbia County schools

Burke County public schools
Calendar and contact information for Burke County schools

Paine College information
Paine College is a private four-year liberal arts college that offers undergraduate degrees in business administration, philosophy and religion, social sciences, humanities and education. It was started in 1882 as Paine Institute.

Start-up of clubs hinges on initiative of students
Politics and government should be important to young people. After all, it won't be long before today's high schoolers are tomorrow's senators, city council members and, most of all, voters.

Paine College information
Paine College is a private four-year liberal arts college that offers undergraduate degrees in business administration, philosophy and religion, social sciences, humanities and education. It was started in 1882 as Paine Institute.

Getting a handle on truancy
If pupils aren't in class, they can't learn, and in an age of accountability, school officials are geared to make sure that pupils are in class.

Richmond County public schools
Calendar and contact information for Richmond County schools

McDuffie County public schools
Calendar and contact information for McDuffie County schools

Augusta Technical College information
Augusta Technical College is a public, postsecondary institution of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education. Augusta Tech has satellite campuses in Waynesboro and Thomson. The school offers associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates in 80 programs

Students staying at home can strain household
Two years ago, when twins Ruth and Amanda Leppard decided to live at home while attending the nearby University of Central Florida, the whole family got together to talk about what would - and wouldn't - change from high school.

Augusta State adds housing facility
When Latonia Gilbert first started college, the Perry, Ga., native not only had to find her books, her classes and her niche, she also had to find a place to stay.

State officials urge students to have meningitis vaccine
Students heading to college dormitories this fall don't have to receive a meningitis vaccine, but Georgia legislators want them to know it's a good idea.

Health exams, shots needed
They need new school clothes. They need pencils and notebooks and Elmer's glue. But did you know that children heading to public schools this fall may also need vaccinations and physician exams?

As students get older, lunch loses its appeal
The pizza is greasy. The fries are cold. And there's mystery meat on the bun. Those are just some of the reasons Margaret Stone, 15, doesn't eat school lunch.

Strict schedule, review prepare pupils for return
Most kids play school at some point while growing up, but in Augusta, parents are getting in on the make-believe.

Behavior on buses will be monitored
While the driver's eyes will be on the road, Beverly Allen will have her eyes on the children. Ms. Allen, sitting in the last seat of the school bus, will be one of 10 new Richmond County bus monitors helping ensure safety for students.

School fashion: Tween wardrobes are first declaration of independence
NEW YORK - In many households, the tween years are the quiet years. Kids whisper with friends behind closed doors and clam up even more around adults.

As students get older, lunch loses its appeal
The pizza is greasy. The fries are cold. And there's mystery meat on the bun. Those are just some of the reasons Margaret Stone, 15, doesn't eat school lunch.

When back-to-school shopping means gadgets, schools try to find a balance
NEW YORK - For a lot of kids, back-to-school shopping means checking out the latest technological gadgetry. These gizmos, though, aren't always welcome in classrooms.

Educators must go through screening
Many parents are still disturbed by allegations that a Columbia County substitute teacher might have had inappropriate contact with pupils. It has led to questions about how they can make sure their children are safe in the classroom.

Manhunt: Schools try to attract more male teachers
As a new academic year approaches, school districts, education groups and universities are exploring ways to get more men into a field long dominated by women. Their goal is to provide more male role models in class and to diversify the labor pool of dedicated teachers.

Health exams, shots needed
They need new school clothes. They need pencils and notebooks and Elmer's glue. But did you know that children heading to public schools this fall may also need vaccinations and physician exams?

Columbia County public schools
Calendar and contact information for Columbia County schools

Behavior on buses will be monitored
While the driver's eyes will be on the road, Beverly Allen will have her eyes on the children. Ms. Allen, sitting in the last seat of the school bus, will be one of 10 new Richmond County bus monitors helping ensure safety for students.

USDA orders schools to trim the fat
Like the rest of the nation, Aiken County has to meet nutritional standards handed down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, requirements that get stricter every time they change.

Manhunt: Schools try to attract more male teachers
As a new academic year approaches, school districts, education groups and universities are exploring ways to get more men into a field long dominated by women. Their goal is to provide more male role models in class and to diversify the labor pool of dedicated teachers.

Getting a handle on truancy
If pupils aren't in class, they can't learn, and in an age of accountability, school officials are geared to make sure that pupils are in class.

State officials urge students to have meningitis vaccine
Students heading to college dormitories this fall don't have to receive a meningitis vaccine, but Georgia legislators want them to know it's a good idea.

Richmond County public schools
Calendar and contact information for Richmond County schools

School fashion: Tween wardrobes are first declaration of independence
NEW YORK - In many households, the tween years are the quiet years. Kids whisper with friends behind closed doors and clam up even more around adults.

Augusta Technical College information
Augusta Technical College is a public, postsecondary institution of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education. Augusta Tech has satellite campuses in Waynesboro and Thomson. The school offers associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates in 80 programs

For many freshmen, living with a stranger is the biggest challenge
Brandon Gordon was a low-key New York City kid, his freshman roommate a Southern preppy boarding school grad who partied hard when he got to college. The year they spent living cheek-by-jowl in a Brown University dorm room produced few fond memories.

Augusta State adds housing facility
When Latonia Gilbert first started college, the Perry, Ga., native not only had to find her books, her classes and her niche, she also had to find a place to stay.

Students staying at home can strain household
Two years ago, when twins Ruth and Amanda Leppard decided to live at home while attending the nearby University of Central Florida, the whole family got together to talk about what would - and wouldn't - change from high school.

Strict schedule, review prepare pupils for return
Most kids play school at some point while growing up, but in Augusta, parents are getting in on the make-believe.

Back to school, years later: older students are transforming some U.S. colleges
MIDDLETOWN, Va. - During commencement here at Lord Fairfax Community College this spring, M. Gayle Crowder not only stole the show but, for a memorable moment, stopped it.

McDuffie County public schools
Calendar and contact information for McDuffie County schools

Recent crashes raise fears, but buses remain safest form of school travel
WASHINGTON - Every time Monroe Elementary students misbehave on a school bus, they get a written warning - and a verbal one from the head of their school.

Advice from the pros: how to pack healthy lunches that kids might actually eat
ST. LOUIS - Sherry Lassa-Claxton is a registered dietitian whose twin 7-year-olds are the yin and yang of kids' eating. Nick likes healthy food like fruits and vegetables. And Jack?

Back to school, years later: older students are transforming some U.S. colleges
MIDDLETOWN, Va. - During commencement here at Lord Fairfax Community College this spring, M. Gayle Crowder not only stole the show but, for a memorable moment, stopped it.

Educators must go through screening
Many parents are still disturbed by allegations that a Columbia County substitute teacher might have had inappropriate contact with pupils. It has led to questions about how they can make sure their children are safe in the classroom.

Recent crashes raise fears, but buses remain safest form of school travel
WASHINGTON - Every time Monroe Elementary students misbehave on a school bus, they get a written warning - and a verbal one from the head of their school.

Start-up of clubs hinges on initiative of students
Politics and government should be important to young people. After all, it won't be long before today's high schoolers are tomorrow's senators, city council members and, most of all, voters.

Advice from the pros: how to pack healthy lunches that kids might actually eat
ST. LOUIS - Sherry Lassa-Claxton is a registered dietitian whose twin 7-year-olds are the yin and yang of kids' eating. Nick likes healthy food like fruits and vegetables. And Jack?

USDA orders schools to trim the fat
Like the rest of the nation, Aiken County has to meet nutritional standards handed down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, requirements that get stricter every time they change.

For many freshmen, living with a stranger is the biggest challenge
Brandon Gordon was a low-key New York City kid, his freshman roommate a Southern preppy boarding school grad who partied hard when he got to college. The year they spent living cheek-by-jowl in a Brown University dorm room produced few fond memories.

Tutors give extra boost to students
No parent wants to see his child struggle in school. Be it basic reading, pre-calculus or some subject in between, tutoring or other out-of-school instruction can help.

Dress code for public schools
As you're shopping for back-to-school clothes, don't forget the dress codes. While most elementary and middle school pupils wear uniforms, high school students have more freedom to choose with a few limitations. Here's a condensed version of the codes at the Big Three.

When back-to-school shopping means gadgets, schools try to find a balance
NEW YORK - For a lot of kids, back-to-school shopping means checking out the latest technological gadgetry. These gizmos, though, aren't always welcome in classrooms.

Boggs, Sandberg enter Hall of Fame

Major league baseball notebook
The Chicago Cubs are close to getting two of their biggest stars back.

Boggs, Sandberg enter Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Wade Boggs cried when he acknowledged his father, who turned a scrawny kid into one of the game's toughest outs by teaching him that inside-out swing.

Major league baseball notebook

Major league baseball notebook
The Chicago Cubs are close to getting two of their biggest stars back.

Boggs, Sandberg enter Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Wade Boggs cried when he acknowledged his father, who turned a scrawny kid into one of the game's toughest outs by teaching him that inside-out swing.

Dreams fulfilled for Boggs, Sandberg
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Growing up, Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg were just like any other kids in love with baseball, playing imaginary games and dreaming.

There are still a few holes left in our postcard map

Nataleigh Augustine Marie
Danielle Lightsey and Brandon Frank are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Nataleigh Augustine Marie, born July 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Reagan Elizabeth Littleton
Timothy and Lynn Littleton are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Reagan Elizabeth, born July 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lorenzo Recardo Kemp
Lorenzo and Crystal Kemp of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lorenzo Recardo, born July 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Bradley Ryan Tilby

Jaynee Frances Caldwell
Talisa Thomas and Oscar Caldwell are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jaynee Frances, born July 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Reagan Elizabeth Littleton

Bradley Ryan Tilby
Jeffrey and Victoria Tilby of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bradley Ryan, born July 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mary Grace Baines

Brady Alexander Bentley
Brian and Heather Bentley of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brady Alexander, born July 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brooke Ansley Mantlow

Elijah Blayne Norris
Ashley Norris of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Elijah Blayne, born June 28, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Lucas Jabe Smith

Victor Emmanuel Russell
Walter and Denise Russell of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Victor Emmanuel, born May 13, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Wade Andrew Monaco

Lorenzo Recardo Kemp
Lorenzo and Crystal Kemp of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lorenzo Recardo, born July 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Khloe Brianne Hall

Lacey Eleanor Deborah Hester

Caitlyn Ann Woodward

Bradley Ryan Tilby
Jeffrey and Victoria Tilby of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bradley Ryan, born July 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lorenzo Recardo Kemp

Lucas Jabe Smith
Jordan and Beth Truitt of Lincolnton are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lucas Jabe Smith, born July 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Carlton Waller Hearn
Carlton and Leigh Hearn of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carlton Waller, born on July 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Evan Matthew Yates
John and Stephanie Yates of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Evan Matthew, on June 23, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Steven Gage McKie
KanDace McKie of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Steven Gage, born on July15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Crishayla Jakia Wright
Nykiah Lee and Christopher Wright are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Crishayla Jakia, born July 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jadyn Maliq Simpkins
Kortney Jenkins and Shaivados Simpkins are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jadyn Maliq, born July 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Wade Andrew Monaco
Francis and Cynthia Monaco of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Wade Andrew, born July 13, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Nataleigh Augustine Marie
Danielle Lightsey and Brandon Frank are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Nataleigh Augustine Marie, born July 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Victor Emmanuel Russell

Jaelyn Sentell Graham
Dekisha Louis and Calvin Graham are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jaelyn Sentell, born July 12, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Evan Matthew Yates

Caitlyn Ann Woodward
Clay and Jennifer Woodward of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Caitlyn Ann, born July 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jaynee Frances Caldwell

Ava Lyl Francis
Paul and Kelli Francis of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Lyl, born July 5, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Jaelyn Sentell Graham

Nataleigh Augustine Marie

Ava Lyl Francis

Brady Alexander Bentley

Steven Gage McKie

Jason Ramel Gilliam
Iguana Mills and Jason Gilliam are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jason Ramel, born July 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Palmer Douglass Gresham
Brad and Nichole Gresham of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Palmer Douglass, born July 12, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Crishayla Jakia Wright

Khloe Brianne Hall
James and Lisa Hall of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Khloe Brianne, born June 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Trista Lynn Brown

Trista Lynn Brown
Kenny and Kimberly Brown of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Trista Lynn, born February 9, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jadyn Maliq Simpkins

Jaelyn Sentell Graham
Dekisha Louis and Calvin Graham are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jaelyn Sentell, born July 12, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Palmer Douglass Gresham

Victor Emmanuel Russell
Walter and Denise Russell of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Victor Emmanuel, born May 13, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Carlton Waller Hearn

Wade Andrew Monaco
Francis and Cynthia Monaco of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Wade Andrew, born July 13, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Reagan Elizabeth Littleton
Timothy and Lynn Littleton are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Reagan Elizabeth, born July 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jaynee Frances Caldwell
Talisa Thomas and Oscar Caldwell are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jaynee Frances, born July 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brooke Ansley Mantlow
David and Angela Mantlow of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooke Ansley, born on June 24, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Brooke Ansley Mantlow
David and Angela Mantlow of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooke Ansley, born on June 24, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Evan Matthew Yates
John and Stephanie Yates of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Evan Matthew, on June 23, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Lacey Eleanor Deborah Hester
Holly Evelyn Hester of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Lacey Eleanor Deborah, born July 22, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Lacey Eleanor Deborah Hester
Holly Evelyn Hester of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Lacey Eleanor Deborah, born July 22, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Mary Grace Baines
Aaron and Elizabeth Baines of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Grace, born July 12, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Mary Grace Baines
Aaron and Elizabeth Baines of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Grace, born July 12, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Ava Lyl Francis
Paul and Kelli Francis of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Lyl, born July 5, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Crishayla Jakia Wright
Nykiah Lee and Christopher Wright are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Crishayla Jakia, born July 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lucas Jabe Smith
Jordan and Beth Truitt of Lincolnton are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lucas Jabe Smith, born July 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Carlton Waller Hearn
Carlton and Leigh Hearn of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carlton Waller, born on July 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Brady Alexander Bentley
Brian and Heather Bentley of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brady Alexander, born July 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Caitlyn Ann Woodward
Clay and Jennifer Woodward of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Caitlyn Ann, born July 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Trista Lynn Brown
Kenny and Kimberly Brown of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Trista Lynn, born February 9, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Steven Gage McKie
KanDace McKie of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Steven Gage, born on July15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Palmer Douglass Gresham
Brad and Nichole Gresham of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Palmer Douglass, born July 12, 2005 at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Jadyn Maliq Simpkins
Kortney Jenkins and Shaivados Simpkins are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jadyn Maliq, born July 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Khloe Brianne Hall
James and Lisa Hall of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Khloe Brianne, born June 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Furcal powers Atlanta victory

Braves add Farnsworth to pen
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves tried to strengthen their bullpen Sunday with an 11th-hour trade, dealing right-hander Roman Colon and minor-leaguer Zach Miner to the Detroit Tigers for hard-throwing right-hander Kyle Farnsworth.

Furcal powers Atlanta victory
ATLANTA -- John Smoltz wasn't at his best Sunday, but that didn't matter for the surging Atlanta Braves.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones calls Macay McBride "fat boy."

Furcal powers Atlanta victory
ATLANTA -- John Smoltz wasn't at his best Sunday, but that didn't matter for the surging Atlanta Braves.

Bounce sends Braves on way
ATLANTA - As the bounding ball headed toward Pittsburgh shortstop Jack Wilson, it seemed like a routine play.

Braves add Farnsworth to pen
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves tried to strengthen their bullpen Sunday with an 11th-hour trade, dealing right-hander Roman Colon and minor-leaguer Zach Miner to the Detroit Tigers for hard-throwing right-hander Kyle Farnsworth.

Braves add Farnsworth to pen

Family support is important to fulfilling dream

Enzyme can make dirt roads durable, man says
ATLANTA - Thomas Settles grew up on a dirt road in Edgefield, S.C., a road so crummy it washed out completely after a heavy rain and he sometimes couldn't get to school. Summers were spent choking at the road's dust.

Business calendar

Vermont could see wind power project
READSBORO, Vt. - The evergreen trees of the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont could soon be dwarfed by 370-foot-tall wind turbines.

Fortune Brands packages unique mix
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. - Fortune Brands Inc.'s eclectic mix of golf balls, whiskey, faucets and staplers hasn't always made sense on Wall Street.

Dove ads feature 'real' women
CHICAGO - Gina Crisanti was taking out the trash at work one day when a stranger approached her with an odd request. It was a talent scout who wanted her to try out for an ad campaign to sell Dove beauty products - wearing nothing but her underwear.

Work-life balance is one key to success

Women gaining among ranks of U.S. utility regulators
LANSING, Mich. - A 1965 brochure for a new program at Michigan State University to educate U.S. utility regulators advertised the courses for "top industry men."

Ethanol production is bonanza for cornbelt

Cleaning up a reputation for pestering pop-ups

Women gaining among ranks of U.S. utility regulators
LANSING, Mich. - A 1965 brochure for a new program at Michigan State University to educate U.S. utility regulators advertised the courses for "top industry men."

Chinese pirates hawk Harry Potter

Vermont could see wind power project
READSBORO, Vt. - The evergreen trees of the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont could soon be dwarfed by 370-foot-tall wind turbines.

Dove ads feature 'real' women

Online audio book leader keeps building
NEWARK, N.J. - Mary Lou Kalbow started listening to books while driving a five-hour rural postal route in Minnesota about five years ago. Now she downloads titles by Janet Evanovich, Jonathan Kellerman and James Patterson to her portable MP3 player and listens all day while she works as a massage therapist.

Women gaining among ranks of U.S. utility regulators

Work-life balance is one key to success
Neglecting either family or business can lead to the downfall of both, but striking a balance between the two can result in both personal and professional fulfillment.

Vermont could see wind power project

Ethanol production is bonanza for cornbelt
FILLMORE, Ind. - Kim Ames has experienced good times and bad on the 4,000 acres his family has farmed for three generations.

Business bites
 • Nancy J. Glaser has been named the executive director of the Augusta Museum of History. Ms. Glaser has more than 28 years of experience in museum administration and was previously museum division director at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Ky.

Richmond County property transfers

Business calendar
- Thursday: Real Estate Values on the Hill Seminar; guest speaker Charles Smith, chairman of the Richmond County Board of Tax Assessors; 5:30 p.m., Partridge Inn; contact Ann Marie McManus, amcmanus@meybohm.com, 736-3375, ext. 2101.

Enzyme can make dirt roads durable, man says

Family support is important to fulfilling dream
EDITOR'S NOTE: Building a Business is a yearlong series in which The Augusta Chronicle follows the progress of a local startup company, Everthere Carriers LLC, as it attempts to take its fledgling product to a national market. The following is the seventh story in the monthly series.

Business bites

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 12-19. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Online audio book leader keeps building

Work-life balance is one key to success
Neglecting either family or business can lead to the downfall of both, but striking a balance between the two can result in both personal and professional fulfillment.

Cleaning up a reputation for pestering pop-ups
NEW YORK - A pioneer of software that tailors pop-up ads to Internet users' browsing habits is beginning to shun a practice that has invited much derision and plenty of lawsuits.

Enzyme can make dirt roads durable, man says
ATLANTA - Thomas Settles grew up on a dirt road in Edgefield, S.C., a road so crummy it washed out completely after a heavy rain and he sometimes couldn't get to school. Summers were spent choking at the road's dust.

Chinese pirates hawk Harry Potter
BEIJING - The wizards of China's thriving piracy industry have worked their magic again and produced a rush translation of the latest Harry Potter book.

Business briefs
You work hard, hoping to improve your professional skills, career outlook and income.

Online audio book leader keeps building
NEWARK, N.J. - Mary Lou Kalbow started listening to books while driving a five-hour rural postal route in Minnesota about five years ago. Now she downloads titles by Janet Evanovich, Jonathan Kellerman and James Patterson to her portable MP3 player and listens all day while she works as a massage therapist.

Ethanol production is bonanza for cornbelt
FILLMORE, Ind. - Kim Ames has experienced good times and bad on the 4,000 acres his family has farmed for three generations.

Income going up in S.C.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Jobs in South Carolina are paying more, but the state's economy isn't creating many new ones, according to federal statistics released last month.

Fortune Brands packages unique mix
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. - Fortune Brands Inc.'s eclectic mix of golf balls, whiskey, faucets and staplers hasn't always made sense on Wall Street.

Chinese pirates hawk Harry Potter
BEIJING - The wizards of China's thriving piracy industry have worked their magic again and produced a rush translation of the latest Harry Potter book.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 12-19. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Cleaning up a reputation for pestering pop-ups
NEW YORK - A pioneer of software that tailors pop-up ads to Internet users' browsing habits is beginning to shun a practice that has invited much derision and plenty of lawsuits.

Business bites
 • Nancy J. Glaser has been named the executive director of the Augusta Museum of History. Ms. Glaser has more than 28 years of experience in museum administration and was previously museum division director at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Ky.

Dove ads feature 'real' women
CHICAGO - Gina Crisanti was taking out the trash at work one day when a stranger approached her with an odd request. It was a talent scout who wanted her to try out for an ad campaign to sell Dove beauty products - wearing nothing but her underwear.

Business calendar
- Thursday: Real Estate Values on the Hill Seminar; guest speaker Charles Smith, chairman of the Richmond County Board of Tax Assessors; 5:30 p.m., Partridge Inn; contact Ann Marie McManus, amcmanus@meybohm.com, 736-3375, ext. 2101.

Family support is important to fulfilling dream
EDITOR'S NOTE: Building a Business is a yearlong series in which The Augusta Chronicle follows the progress of a local startup company, Everthere Carriers LLC, as it attempts to take its fledgling product to a national market. The following is the seventh story in the monthly series.

Fortune Brands packages unique mix

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on July 31, 2005.

Absent commissioners frustrate Freds

Absent commissioners frustrate Freds
Too many no-shows on the Augusta Commission botched up everything for two Freds last week.

Absent commissioners frustrate Freds
Too many no-shows on the Augusta Commission botched up everything for two Freds last week.

Florida, Miami close to renewing series

Florida, Miami close to renewing series
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - After playing four times in the last five years, Florida and Miami could meet just twice in the next nine seasons.

Florida, Miami close to renewing series
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - After playing four times in the last five years, Florida and Miami could meet just twice in the next nine seasons.

Fighting eminent domain

Saying no to health foods

Fighting eminent domain
"The point is: What goes around comes around. This is a way of saying, 'You're going to be held to your own standard.' "

Saying no to health foods
Given a choice between healthy and fast or unhealthy and fast, Americans who like to eat out on the cheap have chosen the latter. The kind of people who eat at fast-food outlets care less about the health quality of the food. This is what the fast-food industry has found out the hard way - by losing money on healthy foods.

Keep hope alive

Keep hope alive
With the new school year almost here, Richmond County just got some bad news: More than half the students who took end-of-course tests last spring failed to meet the standards set for algebra, economics and geometry.

Saying no to health foods
Given a choice between healthy and fast or unhealthy and fast, Americans who like to eat out on the cheap have chosen the latter. The kind of people who eat at fast-food outlets care less about the health quality of the food. This is what the fast-food industry has found out the hard way - by losing money on healthy foods.

Rhymes with 'DISASTA'

Fighting eminent domain
"The point is: What goes around comes around. This is a way of saying, 'You're going to be held to your own standard.' "

Rhymes with 'DISASTA'
The hostile takeover of Congress is complete. Multinational corporations now officially run Washington.

A 'National' treasure

A 'National' treasure
Imagine having one of America's richest men make a call on you - for no reason other than to thank you for what you do.

Rhymes with 'DISASTA'
The hostile takeover of Congress is complete. Multinational corporations now officially run Washington.

Keep hope alive
With the new school year almost here, Richmond County just got some bad news: More than half the students who took end-of-course tests last spring failed to meet the standards set for algebra, economics and geometry.

A 'National' treasure
Imagine having one of America's richest men make a call on you - for no reason other than to thank you for what you do.

People in the News
OSHKOSH, Wis. - Harrison Ford will stay on as chairman of an Experimental Aircraft Association program that introduces children to flying.

People in the News
OSHKOSH, Wis. - Harrison Ford will stay on as chairman of an Experimental Aircraft Association program that introduces children to flying.

Theories of market can yield mixed bag
Michael B. O'Higgins is best known as the author and money manager who created the "Dogs of the Dow" theory.

VanDam wins Bassmaster Classic

VanDam wins Bassmaster Classic
PITTSBURGH - Kevin VanDam won his second Bassmaster Classic title in five years on Sunday, while Aaron Martens had to settle for another second-place finish.

VanDam wins Bassmaster Classic
PITTSBURGH - Kevin VanDam won his second Bassmaster Classic title in five years on Sunday, while Aaron Martens had to settle for another second-place finish.

Minor league notebook
Burke County's Jonathan Broxton made his major league debut Friday night in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 7-5 win against the St. Louis Cardinals. Broxton entered in the game in the sixth inning with a one-run lead - and while he blew the save by giving up a run on a sacrifice fly - the right-hander struck out All-Star Albert Pujols, who has struck out just 41 times in 387 at-bats this season.

GreenJackets falter in extra-inning loss
In Charleston, S.C., Marcos Vechionacci drove home Tim Battle in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Charleston RiverDogs a 4-3 win over the Augusta GreenJackets.

GreenJackets rally to bite RiverDogs
In Charleston, S.C., Aaron Hornostaj's two-run single capped a three-run seventh inning for the Augusta GreenJackets, who blew open a close game on the way to an 8-4 victory over the Charleston RiverDogs to open their four-game series.

Minor league notebook
Burke County's Jonathan Broxton made his major league debut Friday night in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 7-5 win against the St. Louis Cardinals. Broxton entered in the game in the sixth inning with a one-run lead - and while he blew the save by giving up a run on a sacrifice fly - the right-hander struck out All-Star Albert Pujols, who has struck out just 41 times in 387 at-bats this season.

GreenJackets rally to bite RiverDogs
In Charleston, S.C., Aaron Hornostaj's two-run single capped a three-run seventh inning for the Augusta GreenJackets, who blew open a close game on the way to an 8-4 victory over the Charleston RiverDogs to open their four-game series.

GreenJackets falter in extra-inning loss
In Charleston, S.C., Marcos Vechionacci drove home Tim Battle in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Charleston RiverDogs a 4-3 win over the Augusta GreenJackets.

After-school job more than just a paycheck

Jang goes up by 5 shots

Jang gets victory at Women's British Open
SOUTHPORT, England - After Jeong Jang had already wrapped up the Women's British Open, Annika Sorenstam took a moment to contemplate her own failed bid for her third major title of the year.

Hensby wins Scandinavian Masters
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Australia's Mark Hensby beat Henrik Stenson on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the Scandinavian Masters for his first European Tour victory.

Hensby wins Scandinavian Masters

Golf roundup

Singh wins Buick Open by four shots

Singh wins Buick Open by four shots
GRAND BLANC, Mich. - Vijay Singh followed up three spectacular rounds with an average one and it was enough to hold off a surging Tiger Woods and win the Buick Open on Sunday.

Singh quiets gallery
GRAND BLANC, Mich. - When the world's top two golfers were introduced on the first tee, a packed gallery politely clapped for Vijay Singh and roared for top-ranked Tiger Woods.

Jang gets victory at Women's British Open
SOUTHPORT, England - After Jeong Jang had already wrapped up the Women's British Open, Annika Sorenstam took a moment to contemplate her own failed bid for her third major title of the year.

Doyle comes out of pack to win U.S. Senior Open
KETTERING, Ohio - Allen Doyle of LaGrange, Ga., shattered the U.S. Senior Open final-round record Sunday, closing with an 8-under 63 while others struggled to win his third major championship.

Singh wins Buick Open by four shots
GRAND BLANC, Mich. - Vijay Singh followed up three spectacular rounds with an average one and it was enough to hold off a surging Tiger Woods and win the Buick Open on Sunday.

Hensby wins Scandinavian Masters
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Australia's Mark Hensby beat Henrik Stenson on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the Scandinavian Masters for his first European Tour victory.

Golf roundup
WICHITA, Kan. - Chris Couch can earn a PGA Tour card for the rest of the season with a victory in today's Wichita Open.

Doyle comes out of pack to win U.S. Senior Open
KETTERING, Ohio - Allen Doyle of LaGrange, Ga., shattered the U.S. Senior Open final-round record Sunday, closing with an 8-under 63 while others struggled to win his third major championship.

Jang goes up by 5 shots
SOUTHPORT, England - Jeong Jang has played with Annika Sorenstam before - but never with this much at stake.

Doyle comes out of pack to win U.S. Senior Open

Golf roundup
WICHITA, Kan. - Chris Couch can earn a PGA Tour card for the rest of the season with a victory in today's Wichita Open.

Jang gets victory at Women's British Open

Stadler rallies to tie Roberts for lead
KETTERING, Ohio - Craig Stadler made a spectacular bunker shot on the final hole and went on to make birdie, moving into a tie for the lead with Loren Roberts on Saturday after three rounds of the U.S. Senior Open.

Jang goes up by 5 shots
SOUTHPORT, England - Jeong Jang has played with Annika Sorenstam before - but never with this much at stake.

GreenJackets falter in extra-inning loss

GreenJackets rally to bite RiverDogs

Minor league notebook

Perfect end for Nike Nationals winners

Carolina trades O'Neill to Toronto

Carolina trades O'Neill to Toronto
OTTAWA - The Carolina Hurricanes traded forward Jeff O'Neill to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday for a conditional 2006 draft pick.

Carolina trades O'Neill to Toronto
OTTAWA - The Carolina Hurricanes traded forward Jeff O'Neill to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday for a conditional 2006 draft pick.

There are still a few holes left in our postcard map
Summer's entering the home stretch, and we still need postcards from a few states to make our annual goal.

There are still a few holes left in our postcard map
Summer's entering the home stretch, and we still need postcards from a few states to make our annual goal.

Columbia County educator, former substitute indicted
Billy Fray Cleveland, a former Columbia County substitute teacher, was indicted today by a special grand jury on seven counts of child molestation.

Richmond County deputy killed in Iraq
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq -- An Augusta soldier is among four killed last weekend, and his comrades are feeling his loss.

Singh wins Buick Open by four shots over Woods

Braves nip Pirates

Braves acquire Farnsworth to bolster bullpen
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves addressed their most obvious need by acquiring reliever Kyle Farnsworth from the Detroit Tigers on Sunday for pitcher Roman Colon and minor league right-hander Zach Miner.

Article slighted St. Joseph Hospital
I read your article in Tuesday's paper about private hospital beds in the Augusta area ("Hospital privacy becomes a trend"). I found it a little odd and disturbing that you failed to even mention St. Joseph Hospital at all in the article. Other hospitals were mentioned, but not St. Joe's. Elizabeth Heath, Augusta

Kind-hearted man, regrettably, is ignoring reality

Columbia County doesn't need arena

Do something about Social Security
Now that our leader has relegated saving Social Security to the back burner, this may be a good time to actually do something about it.. Clinton N. Textor, Augusta

Other atrocities?
I read with interest the recent letters to the editor regarding the planned trip to Japan by the Rev. Bob Cushing to apologize for the United States' use of atomic weapons to help end World War II. No apology is needed for that action.Clinton Lewis, Augusta

Do something about Social Security

Columbia County doesn't need arena
According to Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross in a television interview recently, an arena in Columbia County could not pay for itself. However, that is not stopping him and others from proceeding with building a very expensive arena that, I feel, will not be able to draw enough big names and big events to make it worthwhile, especially since it is not expected to pay for itself, even in the planning stage.Edith Flynt, Grovetown

Letters to the Editor note
Editor's Note: The letters below are in reference to the July 23 Religion section article "Seeking forgiveness," about a Catholic priest's planned trip to Japan to present a letter of apology to the Japanese for the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended World War II.

Do something about Social Security
Now that our leader has relegated saving Social Security to the back burner, this may be a good time to actually do something about it..Clinton N. Textor, Augusta

Letters to the Editor note
Editor's Note: The letters below are in reference to the July 23 Religion section article "Seeking forgiveness," about a Catholic priest's planned trip to Japan to present a letter of apology to the Japanese for the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended World War II.

Letters to the Editor note

Columbia County doesn't need arena
According to Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross in a television interview recently, an arena in Columbia County could not pay for itself. However, that is not stopping him and others from proceeding with building a very expensive arena that, I feel, will not be able to draw enough big names and big events to make it worthwhile, especially since it is not expected to pay for itself, even in the planning stage. Edith Flynt, Grovetown

Priest's view is not church's
The Rev. Bob Cushing's comments were irresponsible and show how some priests are more a part of the problem than the solution. The Rev. Miguel Grave de Peralta summed it up well in what the actual teachings of the Catholic Church are ("Remember our veterans' sacrifice," July 27).Larry Coursey, Midville

Tech bits: Shuttle launch, VoIP encryption and more

First ThinkPad tablet gets it right and sleek

Display notice about speakerphone etiquette

Canada: Exploring Algonquin Provincial Park

Treetop excursions through Alaska's forest canopy
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Tourists are getting a bird's-eye view of the Alaska rainforest in a new high-adrenaline attraction that sends them zipping from tree to tree on a series of high-wire cables.

Stay frosty with these cool drinks
Although it's acceptable to reach for a tall, frosty bottle of sudsy beer when the thermometer starts approaching triple digits, we think it's the ideal time to flex our mixologist skills.

Green house is nurturing
Rosemary Hopkins has always loved the green cottage on the main thoroughfare in Washington, Ga.

First ThinkPad tablet gets it right and sleek
NEW YORK - When the Chinese company Lenovo Ltd. acquired IBM's fabled personal-computer unit earlier this year, one question towered above all others for tech consumers: Would IBM PCs - and, in particular, the ThinkPad - maintain their tradition of quality and usability?

Display notice about speakerphone etiquette
Dear Carson: I work in an office that has 20 cubicles and many small offices. When is it proper to use a speakerphone? We are on our phones a lot during the day. Some people, however, use only their speakerphones, so that we hear every conversation (business or personal). Please send me a tactful way to address this problem. Thanks. - An Unwitting Ear Load

Tech bits: Shuttle launch, VoIP encryption and more
NEW YORK - In another milestone for Internet video, nearly 433,000 people simultaneously watched NASA's webcast of this week's space shuttle launch.

Canada: Exploring Algonquin Provincial Park
ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK, Ontario - We certainly weren't alone on Lake Opeongo. Off in the distance we could see other canoers pushing themselves around. Occasionally a speedboat buzzed across the water, its speed and aim mocking the lurching of our amateur paddling.

First ThinkPad tablet gets it right and sleek
NEW YORK - When the Chinese company Lenovo Ltd. acquired IBM's fabled personal-computer unit earlier this year, one question towered above all others for tech consumers: Would IBM PCs - and, in particular, the ThinkPad - maintain their tradition of quality and usability?

Display notice about speakerphone etiquette
Dear Carson: I work in an office that has 20 cubicles and many small offices. When is it proper to use a speakerphone? We are on our phones a lot during the day. Some people, however, use only their speakerphones, so that we hear every conversation (business or personal). Please send me a tactful way to address this problem. Thanks. - An Unwitting Ear Load

Tech bits: Shuttle launch, VoIP encryption and more
NEW YORK - In another milestone for Internet video, nearly 433,000 people simultaneously watched NASA's webcast of this week's space shuttle launch.

Canada: Exploring Algonquin Provincial Park
ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK, Ontario - We certainly weren't alone on Lake Opeongo. Off in the distance we could see other canoers pushing themselves around. Occasionally a speedboat buzzed across the water, its speed and aim mocking the lurching of our amateur paddling.\r\n

Living briefs
THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE IS accepting submissions for its fourth Singer-Songwriter Contest. The rules are simple - send a recording, CD or cassette, of an original composition.

Preacher's hope is to inspire at Mega Fest
ATLANTA - Bishop T.D. Jakes, the fiery preacher who leads one of the largest spiritual gatherings in the country, hopes this year's Mega Fest will draw an even larger and younger crowd.

Columbia County educator, former substitute indicted

Pessimism takes hold of SRS workers
AIKEN - John Wetherbee says his Savannah River Site colleagues were growing disheartened well before the Jan. 18 announcement that 400 people would be laid off.

Hope floats for attraction
ATLANTA - Less than four months before it opens to the public, the new Georgia Aquarium under construction in downtown Atlanta is already making waves.

Agencies work on policy to limit switching schools

As development booms, risk to gravesites looms
ATLANTA - For all the technological advances in recent years, one of the most reliable ways of finding unmarked graves remains little more than a metal stick.

Five questions with Tracie Parker
Tracie Parker, the development director of the Salvation Army, spoke about the Salvation Army's summer auto auction, to held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army shelter, 1384 Greene St. All vehicles will be sold at absolute auction, rain or shine. A $5 registration fee is required to bid. For information, call 826-7933.

Preserving gravesites is a lonely task
EASTVILLE, Ga. - He's been dead for more than a century, but they're still looking for Darius East.

Georgia religious group looks to organize chapters statewide
BETHLEHEM, Ga. - Now that a federal lawsuit over a Ten Commandments display in the Barrow County courthouse has been settled, the group that helped raise funds for the county's legal fight is going back to its roots.

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

Teens lead officers in car chase

Leader promises tax answers
Augusta Commission members should get some of their questions answered about why the city has $152 million on hand from the four previous special purpose local option sales tax issues this week and why many projects have not been completed, according to City Administrator Fred Russell.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Library backers complain about omission from plan
Augusta Administrator Fred Russell's lean and mean $139.9 million Phase 5 sales tax proposal was immediately panned by agencies that were left out, and they wasted no time letting Mr. Russell know what they were thinking..

Across the southeast
CALVERT CITY, KY. - Two Georgia residents have died in a three-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 24.

Staff prepare for pupils' return
When Columbia County children return to classrooms Wednesday, some will be the first pupils in a new school, and some will be the last class of an old school.

Richmond County deputy killed in Iraq
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq -- An Augusta soldier is among four killed last weekend, and his comrades are feeling his loss.

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

The week ahead
You know what makes a good basketball game even better? Trash talkers. They could be commentators, fans, referees or coaches, but it's best when they're players. You've got to love them! Knowing it's all done in jest, these instigators keep the rivalry good and make the game.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across the southeast
CALVERT CITY, KY. - Two Georgia residents have died in a three-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 24.

Across the area
Forget?Heck no, say Confederate flag supporters who trailed Gov. Sonny Perdue to Columbia County on Saturday.

Five questions with Tracie Parker

Baby dies after 2 wrecks hinder rush to hospital
Tyrion Gaffney's blue-trimmed bassinet is shut away in the closet now. The bassinet is where his mother, Beatrice Pinckney, found her 6-week-old son face down and lifeless Saturday morning.

Across the area

Democrats rally at picnic, despite missing speakers
Area democrats picnicked and politicked at a Columbia County Democratic Party get-together Saturday, but two of the party's most prominent politicians supposedly scheduled to speak were no-shows.

Across the southeast

Georgians confer with Perdue during McDuffie County event
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue lent his ear to McDuffie County on Saturday morning, and he heard about everything from animal rights and eminent domain to the burgeoning five-county partnership surrounding Thurmond Lake.

Georgia religious group looks to organize chapters statewide
BETHLEHEM, Ga. - Now that a federal lawsuit over a Ten Commandments display in the Barrow County courthouse has been settled, the group that helped raise funds for the county's legal fight is going back to its roots.

Hearing set in recruit's death
BEAUFORT, S.C. - A staff sergeant is the subject of the military's version of a grand jury investigation into the drowning death of a recruit in February at Parris Island, according to the Marine Corps.

Across South Carolina
DILLON - A Dillon County deputy shot a man twice after he would not stop throwing baseballs at cars and people, Sheriff Harold Grice said.

Learning to be safe
Matthew Sherman, 3, gets acquainted with Buster the Schoolbus during a back-to-school festival at Lakeside High School. Buster teaches bus safety.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Zh'Aakiyah Can'Tresa Hill, 1, of Augusta.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - The University of Georgia demoted a top official accused of sharing a hotel with a female graduate student.

Ft. Gordon a welcome change for commander
Outside Brig. Gen. Randolph Strong's office, there's a set of photographs showing Fort Gordon's chain of command.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A federal Internal Revenue Service audit has raised questions about how Lexington County reports mileage, especially for vehicles issued to prosecutor Donnie Myers.

Ft. Gordon a welcome change for commander
Outside Brig. Gen. Randolph Strong's office, there's a set of photographs showing Fort Gordon's chain of command.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Justin Christopher McCaster of Augusta.

From poker to prayer
MITFORD, S.C. - The dust from the gravel parking lots has settled, the cigarette smoke has long since escaped and the neon signs no longer draw attention to the Magic Mall. The work of the Lord is now being done inside the building that once was a video-poker parlor.

Sanford spokesman will make guilty plea
COLUMBIA - A spokesman for Gov. Mark Sanford said Friday night that he would plead guilty to a domestic violence charge after the governor commented on the case, calling it a "very stupid and tragic mistake."

Athens police hope cameras will help stop crimes
ATHENS, Ga. - Two men shake hands and part ways on East Clayton Street. A young woman is carried piggyback across North Lumpkin Street. A pair of buddies walk along Broad Street with arms draped over each other's shoulders.

Braves acquire Farnsworth to bolster bullpen
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves addressed their most obvious need by acquiring reliever Kyle Farnsworth from the Detroit Tigers on Sunday for pitcher Roman Colon and minor league right-hander Zach Miner.

Preacher's hope is to inspire at Mega Fest
ATLANTA - Bishop T.D. Jakes, the fiery preacher who leads one of the largest spiritual gatherings in the country, hopes this year's Mega Fest will draw an even larger and younger crowd.

Schools' charters still need approval
Principals were replaced, new staffs were hired, public forums have been held and even the answering-machine messages have been changed at Murphey Middle and Jenkins-White Elementary, but they're not charter schools yet.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Zh'Aakiyah Can'Tresa Hill, 1, of Augusta.

Hope floats for attraction
ATLANTA - Less than four months before it opens to the public, the new Georgia Aquarium under construction in downtown Atlanta is already making waves.

Coalition gangs up to press railroads

As development booms, risk to gravesites looms
ATLANTA - For all the technological advances in recent years, one of the most reliable ways of finding unmarked graves remains little more than a metal stick.

Across South Carolina

Preserving gravesites is a lonely task
EASTVILLE, Ga. - He's been dead for more than a century, but they're still looking for Darius East.

Athens police hope cameras will help stop crimes

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

Schools' charters still need approval
Principals were replaced, new staffs were hired, public forums have been held and even the answering-machine messages have been changed at Murphey Middle and Jenkins-White Elementary, but they're not charter schools yet.

Leader promises tax answers
Augusta Commission members should get some of their questions answered about why the city has $152 million on hand from the four previous special purpose local option sales tax issues this week and why many projects have not been completed, according to City Administrator Fred Russell.

Pessimism takes hold of SRS workers

Staff prepare for pupils' return
When Columbia County children return to classrooms Wednesday, some will be the first pupils in a new school, and some will be the last class of an old school.

Preacher's hope is to inspire at Mega Fest

Across the area
Forget?Heck no, say Confederate flag supporters who trailed Gov. Sonny Perdue to Columbia County on Saturday.

Athens police hope cameras will help stop crimes
ATHENS, Ga. - Two men shake hands and part ways on East Clayton Street. A young woman is carried piggyback across North Lumpkin Street. A pair of buddies walk along Broad Street with arms draped over each other's shoulders.

Baby dies after 2 wrecks hinder rush to hospital
Tyrion Gaffney's blue-trimmed bassinet is shut away in the closet now. The bassinet is where his mother, Beatrice Pinckney, found her 6-week-old son face down and lifeless Saturday morning.

Agencies work on policy to limit switching schools
ATLANTA - Jennifer Huddleston liked attending school - but for the wrong reason.

Hearing set in recruit's death
BEAUFORT, S.C. - A staff sergeant is the subject of the military's version of a grand jury investigation into the drowning death of a recruit in February at Parris Island, according to the Marine Corps.

Across Georgia
BAGHDAD, IRAQ - Four soldiers in the Georgia National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade were killed Saturday by a roadside bomb in Iraq, military officials said.

Learning to be safe

Across the area
Police say they are investigating an attempted armed robbery at a North Augusta laundry Sunday morning.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - The University of Georgia demoted a top official accused of sharing a hotel with a female graduate student.

Teens lead officers in car chase
Two Augusta teenagers led police on a chase that began after the pair stole a man's car, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A federal Internal Revenue Service audit has raised questions about how Lexington County reports mileage, especially for vehicles issued to prosecutor Donnie Myers.

Coalition gangs up to press railroads
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Some South Carolina city government leaders are forming a coalition that they hope will force railroad companies to work more cooperatively with local communities.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Justin Christopher McCaster of Augusta.

Pessimism takes hold of SRS workers
AIKEN - John Wetherbee says his Savannah River Site colleagues were growing disheartened well before the Jan. 18 announcement that 400 people would be laid off.

Sanford spokesman will make guilty plea
COLUMBIA - A spokesman for Gov. Mark Sanford said Friday night that he would plead guilty to a domestic violence charge after the governor commented on the case, calling it a "very stupid and tragic mistake."

Columbia County educator, former substitute indicted
Billy Fray Cleveland, a former Columbia County substitute teacher, was indicted today by a special grand jury on seven counts of child molestation.

Across the area

Teacher taps into years in medicine
For Willa Mitchell, education and health care have long been inseparable. And she can't seem to leave them behind.

Sanford spokesman will make guilty plea

College takes on cerebral subject
Jennifer Salgado is forging ahead into a hot field that attracts its share of controversy. The former Georgia Tech neuroengineering student is diving into the brain as one of four students in the new neuroscience doctoral program at Medical College of Georgia.

Schools' charters still need approval

Feud forms on federal licensing for farriers
A movement is afoot to bring changes to a centuries-old profession.

Baby dies after 2 wrecks hinder rush to hospital

Idea of interstate through the South meets opposition
TIGER, Ga. - As the story here goes, a city boy in a Cadillac one day drove up to a gaggle of kids and asked incredulously how their families managed to scrape together a living in this remote mountain town.

Preserving gravesites is a lonely task

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Hearing set in recruit's death

Across South Carolina
DILLON - A Dillon County deputy shot a man twice after he would not stop throwing baseballs at cars and people, Sheriff Harold Grice said.

As development booms, risk to gravesites looms

Agencies work on policy to limit switching schools
ATLANTA - Jennifer Huddleston liked attending school - but for the wrong reason.

Hope floats for attraction

Across the area
Police say they are investigating an attempted armed robbery at a North Augusta laundry Sunday morning.

Staff prepare for pupils' return

Teens lead officers in car chase
Two Augusta teenagers led police on a chase that began after the pair stole a man's car, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said.

Braves acquire Farnsworth to bolster bullpen

Coalition gangs up to press railroads
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Some South Carolina city gov¤ern¤ment leaders are forming a coalition that they hope will force railroad companies to work more cooperatively with local communities.

Leader promises tax answers

The week ahead

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day

Georgia religious group looks to organize chapters statewide

Across South Carolina

College takes on cerebral subject

News you can use

Teacher taps into years in medicine

Learning to be safe

Ft. Gordon a welcome change for commander

Feud forms on federal licensing for farriers
A movement is afoot to bring changes to a centuries-old profession.

Idea of interstate through the South meets opposition

Teacher taps into years in medicine
For Willa Mitchell, education and health care have long been inseparable. And she can't seem to leave them behind.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Five questions with Tracie Parker
Tracie Parker, the development director of the Salvation Army, spoke about the Salvation Army's summer auto auction, to held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army shelter, 1384 Greene St. All vehicles will be sold at absolute auction, rain or shine. A $5 registration fee is required to bid. For information, call 826-7933.

Feud forms on federal licensing for farriers

College takes on cerebral subject
Jennifer Salgado is forging ahead into a hot field that attracts its share of controversy. The former Georgia Tech neuroengineering student is diving into the brain as one of four students in the new neuroscience doctoral program at Medical College of Georgia.

From poker to prayer

From poker to prayer
MITFORD, S.C. - The dust from the gravel parking lots has settled, the cigarette smoke has long since escaped and the neon signs no longer draw attention to the Magic Mall. The work of the Lord is now being done inside the building that once was a video-poker parlor.

Richmond County deputy killed in Iraq

Idea of interstate through the South meets opposition
TIGER, Ga. - As the story here goes, a city boy in a Cadillac one day drove up to a gaggle of kids and asked incredulously how their families managed to scrape together a living in this remote mountain town.

The week ahead
You know what makes a good basketball game even better? Trash talkers. They could be commentators, fans, referees or coaches, but it's best when they're players. You've got to love them! Knowing it's all done in jest, these instigators keep the rivalry good and make the game.

Tight city budgets put squeeze on cemetery upkeep
There are weeds to eradicate, graves to dig and fast-growing grass in desperate need of an appointment with a lawn mower. For Augusta's cemetery maintenance crews, the work is never ending.

Summer provides no vacation to Richt
A stenographer's transcript is a cold document. The gray wall of text doesn't reveal the heart, if there was any, in the 2,815-word opening ramble of Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer.

Summer provides no vacation to Richt
A stenographer's transcript is a cold document. The gray wall of text doesn't reveal the heart, if there was any, in the 2,815-word opening ramble of Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer.

After-school job more than just a paycheck
As I was paying for my groceries recently at the supermarket, the young cashier had trouble figuring out my change. She explained that she didn't really know math.

After-school job more than just a paycheck
As I was paying for my groceries recently at the supermarket, the young cashier had trouble figuring out my change. She explained that she didn't really know math.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

'Wedding Crashers' takes box-office cake

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
"The Aristocrats" - Comics Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette assemble a wonderfully raunchy, often hilarious documentary about an abominably foul-mouthed joke comedians have been sharing for decades.

'Wedding Crashers' takes box-office cake
LOS ANGELES - Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn caught the box-office bouquet as their comedy "Wedding Crashers" pulled a switch with a $20.5 million weekend, becoming the No. 1 movie after two weekends in second place.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
"The Aristocrats" - Comics Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette assemble a wonderfully raunchy, often hilarious documentary about an abominably foul-mouthed joke comedians have been sharing for decades.

'Wedding Crashers' takes box-office cake
LOS ANGELES - Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn caught the box-office bouquet as their comedy "Wedding Crashers" pulled a switch with a $20.5 million weekend, becoming the No. 1 movie after two weekends in second place.

Q&A: Chester "Lyfe' Jennings on life, emotions, music
NEW YORK - Lyfe doesn't want this story to be all about prison. But it's hard to ignore the man formerly known as Chester Jennings' unusual road to success.

Q&A: Chester "Lyfe' Jennings on life, emotions, music

Q&A: Chester "Lyfe' Jennings on life, emotions, music
NEW YORK - Lyfe doesn't want this story to be all about prison. But it's hard to ignore the man formerly known as Chester Jennings' unusual road to success.

Raikkonen wins Hungarian GP
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Midway through the blistering Hungarian Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen pulled his mercurial McLaren race car into pit row.

German captures first pole of season
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Seven-time champion Michael Schumacher earned his first pole position of the season Saturday, clocking the fastest lap during qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Racing roundup
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Bryan Herta won his third pole of the IndyCar season Saturday at qualifying for the Firestone Indy 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Raikkonen wins Hungarian GP
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Midway through the blistering Hungarian Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen pulled his mercurial McLaren race car into pit row.

Herta gets first win of season at Michigan

Herta gets first win of season at Michigan
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Bryan Herta has piled up plenty of poles, but on Sunday he picked up his first IndyCar Series victory of the season.

Bourdais knows ways of San Jose

Raikkonen wins Hungarian GP

Bourdais knows ways of San Jose
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sebastien Bourdais has the new and very difficult street circuit at the San Jose Grand Prix all figured out.

Bourdais knows ways of San Jose
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sebastien Bourdais has the new and very difficult street circuit at the San Jose Grand Prix all figured out.

Herta gets first win of season at Michigan
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Bryan Herta has piled up plenty of poles, but on Sunday he picked up his first IndyCar Series victory of the season.

Legge gets third victory of season
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Katherine Legge is becoming a real force in the Toyota Atlantic Series.

Source: Las Vegas to host 2007 NBA All-Star game
Las Vegas will be the site of the 2007 NBA All-Star game, marking the first time the event will be held in a non-NBA city.

Source: Las Vegas to host 2007 NBA All-Star game
Las Vegas will be the site of the 2007 NBA All-Star game, marking the first time the event will be held in a non-NBA city.

Source: Las Vegas to host 2007 NBA All-Star game

Panthers to retire Mills' No. 51

Morgan, Witherspoon both trying for new contracts

Falcons sign White to five-year deal

Davis vows to play again this season for Panthers

Vick ready to prove critics wrong

Mrs. Sandra Cunningahm    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna R. Packer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Henry C. Beal, Sr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie M. Hatcher    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Harry T. Bradford    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. R. Vernon Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David H. Hutto    (OLAR, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin Helton, Sr.    (PIQUA, OH)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David H. Hutto    (OLAR, S.C.)

Turquoise Taylor    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George B. Dicks, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Randy Lee Seigler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Mattie B. Burney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

LTC Alfred B. Nichols, Jr.    (USAF, Ret.) NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Julian B. Salley, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Peal Lee    (BURNETT, Ga.)

Mr. George D. Williams    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Riley Packer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Baggett    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Joseph Sprague    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. George B. Dicks, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Veronica Bailey    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. G. Dennis Williams    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie M. Hatcher    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Turquoise Taylor    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Curl    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. George D. Williams    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Harry T. Bradford    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanne Hotaling    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Curl    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. James B. Jaworski    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie M. Hatcher    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Roy Jones    (COLLINS, Ga.)

Miss Annie Lou Irvin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nan Johnson    (STOCKTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Stanley    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Scott E. Kutlik    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph L. Thomas, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Julian B. Salley, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rodney Ready, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Peal Lee    (BURNETT, Ga.)

Mr. Milton L. Stewart    (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)

LTC Alfred B. Nichols, Jr.    (USAF, Ret.) NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. R. Vernon Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Riley Packer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Henry C. Beal, Sr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Stanley    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Ms. Mattie B. Burney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. R. Vernon Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Veronica Bailey    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Nan Johnson    (STOCKTON, Ga.)

Mr. R. Vernon Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Annie Lou Irvin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles T. Crump    (EVANS, Ga.)

Scott E. Kutlik    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Baggett    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Jones    (COLLINS, Ga.)

Mr. G. Dennis Williams    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. James B. Jaworski    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanne Hotaling    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Helton, Sr.    (PIQUA, OH)

Mrs. Jessie M. Hatcher    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sandra Cunningahm    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Randy Lee Seigler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Milton L. Stewart    (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rodney Ready, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Dora C. Percefull    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Joseph Sprague    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna R. Packer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph L. Thomas, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Charles T. Crump    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora C. Percefull    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Bryant (AIKEN, S.C.)

Scott E. Kutlik (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. G. Dennis Williams (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Henry C. Beal, Sr. (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna R. Packer (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora C. Percefull (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph L. Thomas, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. George B. Dicks, Sr. (AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Annie Lou Irvin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. R. Vernon Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Randy Lee Seigler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Lamb (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Veronica Bailey (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles T. Crump (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Cunningahm (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Nan Johnson (STOCKTON, Ga.)

Mr. Milton L. Stewart (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Riley Packer (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie M. Hatcher (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Rodney Ready, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Curl (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. George D. Williams (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Peal Lee (BURNETT, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Jones (COLLINS, Ga.)

Mr. David H. Hutto (OLAR, S.C.)

Mr. R. Vernon Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie M. Hatcher (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James B. Jaworski (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Stanley (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeanne Hotaling (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry T. Bradford (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Helton, Sr. (PIQUA, OH)

Ms. Mattie B. Burney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Julian B. Salley, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Turquoise Taylor (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

LTC Alfred B. Nichols, Jr. (USAF, Ret.) NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Gerald Baggett (MILLEN, Ga.)

Joseph Sprague (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Is watching old women in wheelchairs really making air travel safer?
Question: What do elderly, wheelchair-bound Caucasian women have in common with the terrorists who crashed airliners into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and the terrorists who bombed London earlier this summer?

Is watching old women in wheelchairs really making air travel safer?
Question: What do elderly, wheelchair-bound Caucasian women have in common with the terrorists who crashed airliners into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and the terrorists who bombed London earlier this summer?

Is watching old women in wheelchairs really making air travel safer?
Question: What do elderly, wheelchair-bound Caucasian women have in common with the terrorists who crashed airliners into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and the terrorists who bombed London earlier this summer?

Hearns wants to go forward despite shaky win

Overtime

Area sports announcements

Young track and field stars taking over

Overtime

Team sponsor ponders future, minus Armstrong

Clijsters beats Williams for Bank of the West title

Overtime
In Stanford, Calif., Kim Clijsters broke serve six times and took advantage of Venus Williams' erratic game to beat the Wimbledon champion 7-5, 6-2 for the Bank of the West Classic title Sunday.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Team sponsor ponders future, minus Armstrong
SILVER SPRING, Md. - In the weeks before what would be Lance Armstrong's final ride in the Tour de France, Discovery Communications launched a media blitz across its cable channels for the cycling champion.

Overtime
In Jacksonville, Fla., John Daly has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Times-Union, claiming he was defamed by a column that appeared in the Jacksonville newspaper in March.

Young track and field stars taking over
The conquering kids of America, a fresh wave of Caribbean speed, yet another tireless troop of Africans and a Russian female version of Sergey Bubka. The young have taken over track and field, and not just in the United States.

Hearns wants to go forward despite shaky win
DETROIT - A number of people have urged the Hitman to stop hitting.

Overtime
In Jacksonville, Fla., John Daly has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Times-Union, claiming he was defamed by a column that appeared in the Jacksonville newspaper in March.

Overtime
In Stanford, Calif., Kim Clijsters broke serve six times and took advantage of Venus Williams' erratic game to beat the Wimbledon champion 7-5, 6-2 for the Bank of the West Classic title Sunday.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Clijsters beats Williams for Bank of the West title
STANFORD, Calif. - Kim Clijsters broke serve six times and took advantage of Venus Williams' erratic game to beat the Wimbledon champion 7-5, 6-2 for the Bank of the West Classic title Sunday.

Young track and field stars taking over
The conquering kids of America, a fresh wave of Caribbean speed, yet another tireless troop of Africans and a Russian female version of Sergey Bubka. The young have taken over track and field, and not just in the United States.

Clijsters beats Williams for Bank of the West title
STANFORD, Calif. - Kim Clijsters broke serve six times and took advantage of Venus Williams' erratic game to beat the Wimbledon champion 7-5, 6-2 for the Bank of the West Classic title Sunday.

Team sponsor ponders future, minus Armstrong
SILVER SPRING, Md. - In the weeks before what would be Lance Armstrong's final ride in the Tour de France, Discovery Communications launched a media blitz across its cable channels for the cycling champion.

Hearns wants to go forward despite shaky win
DETROIT - A number of people have urged the Hitman to stop hitting.

Outdoors calendar

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

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

Digging deep into coyotes' past
Most Georgia trappers will tell you their best customers are landowners wanting to get rid of coyotes.

Digging deep into coyotes' past
Most Georgia trappers will tell you their best customers are landowners wanting to get rid of coyotes.

Perfect end for Nike Nationals winners
In the championship game of the Women's Nike Nationals on Saturday, a perfect record and title hopes were far from the minds of members of The Family.

Perfect end for Nike Nationals winners
In the championship game of the Women's Nike Nationals on Saturday, a perfect record and title hopes were far from the minds of members of The Family.

Falcons sign White to five-year deal
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons signed first-round draft pick Roddy White to a five-year deal on Sunday.

Panthers to retire Mills' No. 51
PARTANBURG, S.C. - The Carolina Panthers will honor the late Sam Mills by retiring his No. 51 at halftime of their Aug. 13 preseason game.

Morgan, Witherspoon both trying for new contracts
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Carolina linebackers Dan Morgan and Will Witherspoon both said Sunday that contract talks with the Panthers are slowly progressing. Witherspoon wants his deal done before the season begins, but Morgan isn't in as big a hurry.

Davis vows to play again this season for Panthers
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - As he walked off the field following a day of exercising on the sidelines while his teammates practiced around him, Carolina running back Stephen Davis vowed he will play this season.

Morgan, Witherspoon both trying for new contracts
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Carolina linebackers Dan Morgan and Will Witherspoon both said Sunday that contract talks with the Panthers are slowly progressing. Witherspoon wants his deal done before the season begins, but Morgan isn't in as big a hurry.

Vick ready to prove critics wrong
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick's goal is the same at the start of every training camp: he will run less, throw more and give the Atlanta Falcons a balanced attack.

Panthers to retire Mills' No. 51
PARTANBURG, S.C. - The Carolina Panthers will honor the late Sam Mills by retiring his No. 51 at halftime of their Aug. 13 preseason game.

Vick ready to prove critics wrong
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick's goal is the same at the start of every training camp: he will run less, throw more and give the Atlanta Falcons a balanced attack.

Falcons sign White to five-year deal
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons signed first-round draft pick Roddy White to a five-year deal on Sunday.

Davis vows to play again this season for Panthers
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - As he walked off the field following a day of exercising on the sidelines while his teammates practiced around him, Carolina running back Stephen Davis vowed he will play this season.

Pope hails IRA disarmament decision as 'beautiful news'
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy - Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday hailed the Irish Republican Army's decision to disarm as "beautiful news" and urged all to work for a lasting peace after decades of bloodshed against British rule in Northern Ireland.

Pope hails IRA disarmament decision as 'beautiful news'
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy - Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday hailed the Irish Republican Army's decision to disarm as "beautiful news" and urged all to work for a lasting peace after decades of bloodshed against British rule in Northern Ireland.

Digging deep into coyotes' past

Summer provides no vacation to Richt

MTV makeover show pimps out mobile homes
PITTSGROVE, N.J. - Brooks Buford is standing on a ladder in a driveway in the Harding Woods mobile home park screaming, "Time's up! We're all going to die!"

MTV makeover show pimps out mobile homes
PITTSGROVE, N.J. - Brooks Buford is standing on a ladder in a driveway in the Harding Woods mobile home park screaming, "Time's up! We're all going to die!"

Al Gore's Current TV debuts on Monday

Conquering fatigue to triumph on 'Jeopardy!'
LOS ANGELES - As a "Jeopardy!" contestant in the Ken Jennings era, I got my first glimmer of hope when I arrived at the Sony Pictures Studios lot the morning of Nov. 30, 2004, and met my fellow players.

Al Gore's Current TV debuts on Monday
NEW YORK - Much of the talk around Al Gore's new Current TV network has been broadly philosophical, like the former vice president's statement that "we want to be the television home page for the Internet generation."

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
FX laughs! In recent years, this cable channel has concentrated on intense dramas ("The Shield," "Nip/Tuck," "Rescue Me" and "Over There") where yucks are few and far between.

Conquering fatigue to triumph on 'Jeopardy!'

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
FX laughs! In recent years, this cable channel has concentrated on intense dramas ("The Shield," "Nip/Tuck," "Rescue Me" and "Over There") where yucks are few and far between.\r\n

Conquering fatigue to triumph on 'Jeopardy!'
LOS ANGELES - As a "Jeopardy!" contestant in the Ken Jennings era, I got my first glimmer of hope when I arrived at the Sony Pictures Studios lot the morning of Nov. 30, 2004, and met my fellow players.\r\n

MTV makeover show pimps out mobile homes

Al Gore's Current TV debuts on Monday
NEW YORK - Much of the talk around Al Gore's new Current TV network has been broadly philosophical, like the former vice president's statement that "we want to be the television home page for the Internet generation."

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

People in the News

Spurrier holds his first women's football clinic

Spurrier holds his first women's football clinic
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A devoted Gamecock fan strode to the microphone at the Colonial Center on Saturday morning to ask a personal favor of new South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier.

Spurrier holds his first women's football clinic
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A devoted Gamecock fan strode to the microphone at the Colonial Center on Saturday morning to ask a personal favor of new South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier.

Spurrier writes to state coaches
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier explained his reasons for revoking scholarships in a letter to state high school football head coaches after the South Carolina Football Coaches Association's Board of Directors called Spurrier's move "unethical."

Lights can alert emergency responders

Woman's love of history led to preservation group

Pet of the week

Families appreciate fellowship, movies at Big Mo

Recycling centers

Education, games entertain children at Coca-Cola Camp

Fort Gordon housing needs discussed at open house

Festival goers like their tomatoes green

Recreation centers

Events

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Pope hails IRA disarmament decision as 'beautiful news'