Chamber has a heavy schedule for next two months
The Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce's second annual legislative forum, scheduled for Aug. 9, has been postponed.

Horseshoe'n Time bus rides into town
The Horseshoe'n Time bus was hard to miss when it rolled into Aiken County last week.

Events
STAMP AND PICTURE POSTCARD SHOW: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14; Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia; The Columbia Philatelic Society; free; (803) 254-3727

Farmers market will celebrate anniversary
There will be more than tomatoes and watermelons available at Aiken's Farmers Market on Saturday.

Farmers market will celebrate anniversary
There will be more than tomatoes and watermelons available at Aiken's Farmers Market on Saturday.

Sixteen are chosen in Kid's Count drawing
Austin Pidgeon was not able to attend Saturday's Make Kids Count scholarship drawing in person, but he was there in spirit.

Reunions
Leavelle McCampbell High School 1957: Seeking classmates for a 48-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10; contact Joane Sealy Yeater, P.O. Box 264, Warrenville, SC, 29851, or e-mail Jack Wood, j57ewood@bellsouth.net

Chamber has a heavy schedule for next two months
The Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce's second annual legislative forum, scheduled for Aug. 9, has been postponed.

Red Cross volunteer is very dedicated
Three years ago, Stephanie Zejewski, 18, volunteered with the Aiken County Chapter of the American Red Cross to fulfill a government class requirement.

New location helped concert series survive bad weather
Mother Nature was unkind to the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council this year.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for July 23-25. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Reunions
Leavelle McCampbell High School 1957: Seeking classmates for a 48-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10; contact Joane Sealy Yeater, P.O. Box 264, Warrenville, SC, 29851, or e-mail Jack Wood, j57ewood@bellsouth.net

Sixteen are chosen in Kid's Count drawing
Austin Pidgeon was not able to attend Saturday's Make Kids Count scholarship drawing in person, but he was there in spirit.

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.

New location helped concert series survive bad weather
Mother Nature was unkind to the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council this year.

Events
STAMP AND PICTURE POSTCARD SHOW: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14; Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia; The Columbia Philatelic Society; free; (803) 254-3727

Milestones
Brittany Griffin King, a rising senior at North Augusta High School, recently attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Atlanta.

This week
BACK TO SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today; Osbon Park, 346 Columbia Ave. N.W., Aiken; school supplies, games; free; 663-6848, ext. 205

This week
BACK TO SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today; Osbon Park, 346 Columbia Ave. N.W., Aiken; school supplies, games; free; 663-6848, ext. 205

Red Cross volunteer is very dedicated
Three years ago, Stephanie Zejewski, 18, volunteered with the Aiken County Chapter of the American Red Cross to fulfill a government class requirement.

School menu
BREAKFAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TUESDAY: Juice, cereal, biscuit and milk

Horseshoe'n Time bus rides into town
The Horseshoe'n Time bus was hard to miss when it rolled into Aiken County last week.

Campfire will bring together Girl Scouts of all ages
For generations, Girl Scouts have sat around campfires and eaten the gooey combination of roasted marshmallow, chocolate and graham crackers known as s'mores.

Around the block
A Back to School Extravaganza will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at Osbon Park, 346 Columbia Ave. N.W., Aiken. There will be free school supplies, games, refreshments and more. For more information, call 663-6848, ext. 205.

Around the block
A Back to School Extravaganza will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at Osbon Park, 346 Columbia Ave. N.W., Aiken. There will be free school supplies, games, refreshments and more. For more information, call 663-6848, ext. 205.

Milestones
Brittany Griffin King, a rising senior at North Augusta High School, recently attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Atlanta.

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.

Applause cover

Applause cover

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Gallery calendar
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Gallery calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903

Gallery calendar

Old pastime draws seniors back to field
Eric Howell and Bill Patterson played baseball together when they were 14 years old. Now that the Augusta natives are in their 60s, it's still their favorite pastime.

Palmeiro to release information to Congress
Rafael Palmeiro has agreed to give Congress documents with information about his positive test for steroids, including the results, dates of the screening and other relevant details.

Palmeiro to release information to Congress

Old pastime draws seniors back to field

Palmeiro to release information to Congress
Rafael Palmeiro has agreed to give Congress documents with information about his positive test for steroids, including the results, dates of the screening and other relevant details.

Old pastime draws seniors back to field
Eric Howell and Bill Patterson played baseball together when they were 14 years old. Now that the Augusta natives are in their 60s, it's still their favorite pastime.

Jones plans to return soon

Braves pitcher no road warrior
CINCINNATI -For reasons that are beyond him, the road has not been Atlanta starter Horacio Ramirez's pal this season.

Jones plans to return soon
CINCINNATI - Chipper Jones and Atlanta's medical staff were encouraged Wednesday by the overnight progress of the third baseman's injured right shoulder, but not enough to put him in the lineup or assign a definite timetable for his return.

Braves beat up Reds, Jones hurt
CINCINNATI - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones called it the story of his past couple of seasons.

Braves pitcher no road warrior

Jones plans to return soon
CINCINNATI - Chipper Jones and Atlanta's medical staff were encouraged Wednesday by the overnight progress of the third baseman's injured right shoulder, but not enough to put him in the lineup or assign a definite timetable for his return.

Braves beat up Reds, Jones hurt
CINCINNATI - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones called it the story of his past couple of seasons.

Braves pitcher no road warrior
CINCINNATI -For reasons that are beyond him, the road has not been Atlanta starter Horacio Ramirez's pal this season.

Braves beat up Reds, Jones hurt

Development lands sports store

Oil, Time Warner create mixed day
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished an uncertain session mixed Wednesday, encouraged by a drop in oil prices but worried about disappointing earnings from Time Warner Inc.

Treasury says 30-year bond is coming back
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration announced Wednesday that it is bringing back the 30-year Treasury bond next year, a move that would help finance the national debt and should hold appeal for investors looking for a safe, longer-term investment option in their portfolios.

Oil, Time Warner create mixed day

Treasury says 30-year bond is coming back
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration announced Wednesday that it is bringing back the 30-year Treasury bond next year, a move that would help finance the national debt and should hold appeal for investors looking for a safe, longer-term investment option in their portfolios.

Oil, Time Warner create mixed day
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished an uncertain session mixed Wednesday, encouraged by a drop in oil prices but worried about disappointing earnings from Time Warner Inc.

Project planners hope idea develops
When Richmond County voters rejected an economic development referendum in June, they almost turned away the 800,000-square-foot Dillard's/Belk-anchored shopping center planned for Augusta.

Dollars sought to build center
Tourism officials are asking Augusta commissioners to use "conventional" wisdom and seek funding for a downtown exhibition center.

$3 billion set aside in suit on AOL deal
NEW YORK - Time Warner Inc., the world's largest media company, is setting aside $3 billion in reserves to settle shareholder lawsuits filed against the company in the wake of its disastrous merger with AOL.

Development lands sports store
A Texas-based sporting goods retailer is on track to build a 77,000-square-foot store near Washington and Owens roads, the newest development in a booming section of Columbia County.

Project planners hope idea develops

Dollars sought to build center
Tourism officials are asking Augusta commissioners to use "conventional" wisdom and seek funding for a downtown exhibition center.

Development lands sports store
A Texas-based sporting goods retailer is on track to build a 77,000-square-foot store near Washington and Owens roads, the newest development in a booming section of Columbia County.

Dollars sought to build center

Treasury says 30-year bond is coming back

Project planners hope idea develops
When Richmond County voters rejected an economic development referendum in June, they almost turned away the 800,000-square-foot Dillard's/Belk-anchored shopping center planned for Augusta.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 3, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 2, 2005.

Auburn not dwelling on last season
AUBURN, Ala. - Tommy Tuberville doesn't think his Auburn Tigers are wasting time basking in last year's glory.

Auburn recruit tries to make most of second chance
AUBURN, Ala. - Robert Dunn didn't have to show Auburn's coaches he was a good player. He had to convince them he was a good person.

Auburn not dwelling on last season
AUBURN, Ala. - Tommy Tuberville doesn't think his Auburn Tigers are wasting time basking in last year's glory.

Auburn recruit tries to make most of second chance

Auburn recruit tries to make most of second chance
AUBURN, Ala. - Robert Dunn didn't have to show Auburn's coaches he was a good player. He had to convince them he was a good person.

Auburn not dwelling on last season

Rolling back, moving ahead
Rolling back the city's tax rates looks good. Real good. And it will feel good for those taxpayers who will pay less.

Curbing Medicaid costs
Georgia and South Carolina, like most states, are struggling with ways to deal with the soaring costs of health care for the poor at a time when Congress is committed to cutting its share of Medicaid by $10 billion over the next five years.

Frist's retreats

Go ahead, make our day
So the United Nations is mired in an oil-for-food scandal, hasn't the spine to even enforce its own resolutions, is chronically anti-American and has only become hopelessly bloated, with precious little reforms, in more than half a century.

Frist's retreats
Senate Majority Leader and presidential wanna-be Bill Frist, R-Tenn., got lots of media mileage over the weekend after his surprise announcement Friday that he now supports expanded federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research, thus breaking with the White House position on that sensitive moral issue.

Go ahead, make our day

Rolling back, moving ahead

Curbing Medicaid costs

Curbing Medicaid costs
Georgia and South Carolina, like most states, are struggling with ways to deal with the soaring costs of health care for the poor at a time when Congress is committed to cutting its share of Medicaid by $10 billion over the next five years.

Frist's retreats
Senate Majority Leader and presidential wanna-be Bill Frist, R-Tenn., got lots of media mileage over the weekend after his surprise announcement Friday that he now supports expanded federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research, thus breaking with the White House position on that sensitive moral issue.

Rolling back, moving ahead
Rolling back the city's tax rates looks good. Real good. And it will feel good for those taxpayers who will pay less.

Go ahead, make our day
So the United Nations is mired in an oil-for-food scandal, hasn't the spine to even enforce its own resolutions, is chronically anti-American and has only become hopelessly bloated, with precious little reforms, in more than half a century.

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a roundup of entertainment and drink specials at Aiken and Augusta area nightclubs:

Stuff to do
The Augusta Chronicle is accepting submissions for its fourth Singer-Songwriter Contest.

Beginner finds challenge in flying disc
In the Connecticut town where I grew up , open land is as precious as gold and disc golf is unheard of. When I moved to Augusta, I was puzzled to see pole -mounted, metal baskets scattered around my local park. Almost two years later, I learned just how evil those baskets really are.

Grubbin': Me Me Bobo's Chinese Restaurant
ADDRESS: Building 36200 Third Ave., Fort Gordon. The building also houses the Bus Service Center and Aladdin Travel.

Grubbin': Me Me Bobo's Chinese Restaurant
ADDRESS: Building 36200 Third Ave., Fort Gordon. The building also houses the Bus Service Center and Aladdin Travel.

Beginner finds challenge in flying disc
In the Connecticut town where I grew up , open land is as precious as gold and disc golf is unheard of. When I moved to Augusta, I was puzzled to see pole -mounted, metal baskets scattered around my local park. Almost two years later, I learned just how evil those baskets really are.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Powerful '60s, '70s cars still rev pulses
When Mr. Mims moved to Jackson in the 1950s as part of the Savannah River Plant project, one of the first things he did was buy a car, a fast car.

People in the News
LAS VEGAS - Barry Manilow will keep on crooning into 2007 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Spotted
Kim Lawson/SpottedBrandon Studlow (left) and Kris Huffman take advantage of Thirsty Thursday at the Augusta GreenJackets game.

Disc golf grows in popularity
The Masters Tournament has long linked Augusta to the version of golf that involves clubs, balls and holes, but the city also has strong ties to a cheap, egalitarian version, where the only thing required is a plastic disc, a strong wrist and a true aim.

People in the News
NEW YORK - In her first interview since splitting with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston says she was "shocked" by the breakup and is trying to "pick up the pieces in the midst of this media circus."

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

People in the News
LAS VEGAS - Barry Manilow will keep on crooning into 2007 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Powerful '60s, '70s cars still rev pulses
When Mr. Mims moved to Jackson in the 1950s as part of the Savannah River Plant project, one of the first things he did was buy a car, a fast car.

Aniston talks for first time about split with Pitt
NEW YORK - In her first interview since splitting with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston says she was "shocked" by the breakup and is trying to "pick up the pieces in the midst of this media circus."

Spotted
Kim Lawson/SpottedBrandon Studlow (left) and Kris Huffman take advantage of Thirsty Thursday at the Augusta GreenJackets game.

Disc golf grows in popularity
The Masters Tournament has long linked Augusta to the version of golf that involves clubs, balls and holes, but the city also has strong ties to a cheap, egalitarian version, where the only thing required is a plastic disc, a strong wrist and a true aim.

Stuff to do
The Augusta Chronicle is accepting submissions for its fourth Singer-Songwriter Contest.

People in the News
NEW YORK - In her first interview since splitting with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston says she was "shocked" by the breakup and is trying to "pick up the pieces in the midst of this media circus."

Aniston talks for first time about split with Pitt
NEW YORK - In her first interview since splitting with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston says she was "shocked" by the breakup and is trying to "pick up the pieces in the midst of this media circus."

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a roundup of entertainment and drink specials at Aiken and Augusta area nightclubs:

Teri Hatcher to offer advice in 'Burnt Toast'
NEW YORK - "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher will serve up life lessons in "Burnt Toast," a book of advice and inspiration Hyperion plans to publish in the spring of 2006.

Cool off with book's frozen desserts
CONCORD, N.H. - A lifetime's supply of ice cream for just $250? What a deal!

Chicken with grilled mushroom skewers fra diavolo
This chicken dish with its grilled mushroom skewers fra diavolo packs a punch in the bold flavors of the marinade-sauce, and in the touch of jalapeno added to each skewer.

Recipe for rustic fruit tart
CONCORD, N.H. - Three pounds a day! That's how many raspberries my tiny - and until recently untended - patch has been producing this week. It's left me astounded and my freezer bursting.

Think of lemonade as Nature's soft drink

Recipe for rustic fruit tart

Cool off with book's frozen desserts

Think of lemonade as Nature's soft drink
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Something magical happens when you combine sugar, water and lemon juice - the result is a tangy mixture of unadulterated ingredients that offers a refreshing substitute for sodas. Despite these unassuming, simple ingredients, old-fashioned lemonade can be the ultimate thirst quencher on a hot summer's day.

Cool off with book's frozen desserts
CONCORD, N.H. - A lifetime's supply of ice cream for just $250? What a deal!

Think of lemonade as Nature's soft drink
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Something magical happens when you combine sugar, water and lemon juice - the result is a tangy mixture of unadulterated ingredients that offers a refreshing substitute for sodas. Despite these unassuming, simple ingredients, old-fashioned lemonade can be the ultimate thirst quencher on a hot summer's day.

Recipe for rustic fruit tart
CONCORD, N.H. - Three pounds a day! That's how many raspberries my tiny - and until recently untended - patch has been producing this week. It's left me astounded and my freezer bursting.

Rest of schedule is favorable for Augusta
Heading into tonight's home series against the Rome Braves, the Augusta GreenJackets have 32 games left in the regular season.

Augusta GreenJackets topple Rome Braves
An 0-for-3 game on July dropped Augusta GreenJackets catcher Nick Conte's batting average to .179. After a 3-for-3 night Wednesday, Conte's average was up to .241 - the highest it's been since the middle of April.

Augusta GreenJackets topple Rome Braves
An 0-for-3 game on July dropped Augusta GreenJackets catcher Nick Conte's batting average to .179. After a 3-for-3 night Wednesday, Conte's average was up to .241 - the highest it's been since the middle of April.

Rest of schedule is favorable for Augusta
Heading into tonight's home series against the Rome Braves, the Augusta GreenJackets have 32 games left in the regular season.

Merion to be tested as host of U.S. Amateur
ARDMORE, Pa. - Ben Hogan and Bobby Jones helped Merion Golf Club earn a lofty place in golf history. A lesser-known group of amateurs will play a role in determining the club's future in the game.

Golf: A big letdown for the Big Easy

Upcoming events

Golf: A big letdown for the Big Easy
There were signs from the start that this might be a year Ernie Els would like to forget.

Merion to be tested as host of U.S. Amateur
ARDMORE, Pa. - Ben Hogan and Bobby Jones helped Merion Golf Club earn a lofty place in golf history. A lesser-known group of amateurs will play a role in determining the club's future in the game.

Courses soak up recent weather
One area golf club professional who pays attention to such things says the recent weather, particularly the late afternoon thundershowers, is par for the course.

Merion to be tested as host of U.S. Amateur

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Swinging from the heels

Swinging from the heels
Joseph Gray, 11, takes a mighty swing during Tuesday's Mickie Gallagher Junior golf tournament at Forest Hills Golf Club.

Courses soak up recent weather

Courses soak up recent weather
One area golf club professional who pays attention to such things says the recent weather, particularly the late afternoon thundershowers, is par for the course.

Burkhart, Miller cruise in openers
PINEHURST, N.C. - The two area players in the 105th North and South Amateur breezed through their first-round matches Wednesday.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Swinging from the heels
Joseph Gray, 11, takes a mighty swing during Tuesday's Mickie Gallagher Junior golf tournament at Forest Hills Golf Club.

Golf: A big letdown for the Big Easy
There were signs from the start that this might be a year Ernie Els would like to forget.

Rest of schedule is favorable for Augusta

Augusta GreenJackets topple Rome Braves

NHL: Flyers sign Hatcher, Therien and Rathje

NHL: Flyers sign Hatcher, Therien and Rathje
VOORHEES, N.J. - The Philadelphia Flyers bulked up their defense Tuesday by signing hulking blueliners Derian Hatcher, Mike Rathje and Chris Therien to free-agent contracts.

NHL: Flyers sign Hatcher, Therien and Rathje
VOORHEES, N.J. - The Philadelphia Flyers bulked up their defense Tuesday by signing hulking blueliners Derian Hatcher, Mike Rathje and Chris Therien to free-agent contracts.

Many more hurricanes predicted for this year
WASHINGTON - The government on Tuesday sharply boosted its forecast for hurricanes this season, predicting 18 to 21 tropical storms by the end of November.

Many more hurricanes predicted for this year
WASHINGTON - The government on Tuesday sharply boosted its forecast for hurricanes this season, predicting 18 to 21 tropical storms by the end of November.

Almost any leftovers can make a tasty frittata
When my friends' and neighbors' gardens are putting out more vegetables than they can handle, I'm the happy recipient of the fruits of their labor.

Almost any leftovers can make a tasty frittata
When my friends' and neighbors' gardens are putting out more vegetables than they can handle, I'm the happy recipient of the fruits of their labor.

Almost any leftovers can make a tasty frittata

Molestation suspect granted bond
Roughly 150 people crowded into a Columbia County courtroom today in support of a former Columbia County substitute teacher.

Former Aiken County Sheriff Sellers dies
AIKEN -- Former Aiken County Sheriff Howard Sellers, who was the county's top law enforcement official for a decade before leaving for a federal position in 2003, died Wednesday, friends said.

Augustans to vote twice to fill vacant posts
ATLANTA -- Augusta voters will head to the polls twice this year for special elections to fill vacant posts instead of a single trip.

CAFTA is moving us even closer to ruin
The U.S. House of Representatives betrayed Americans last week when it approved the Central American Free Trade Agreement. The Augusta Chronicle's lead editorial Sunday ("Rhymes with 'DISASTA') provided a few excellent examples of the damage CAFTA brings us.Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

Politicos wronged Westmoreland
I am trying to fathom the significance of Hilary Cosell's apologia for her navete during the Vietnam War, and her hour of lucidity during her talk with Gen. William Westmoreland ("Seeing war through a general's eyes," Aug. 1).William J. Welsh, M.D., Augusta

Terrorists and pro-lifers don't mix
In his July 31 column ("Start common-sense homeland security"), Charles Krauthammer claims that America may have isolated cells of terrorists and points to possibilities. James Wertz, Hephzibah

Main library needs improvements
The Augusta Commission is in the process of determining what projects will be recommended to the voters of Augusta/Richmond County in this year's SPLOST proposal. Sheila Hightower Allen, Augusta

Which editorial page is this?
Boy, did you guys scare me today. I usually read your editorial page for my daily laugh and all of a sudden I thought I might have picked up my real paper, The New York Times. Harold Szerlip, Martinez

Pray for local hospital's future
While no one enjoys being hospitalized, I'd like to share my recent experience at St. Joseph Hospital.Sheri Morris, Augusta

Library's technology is CSRA first
Regarding your July 20 article, "Library looks to innovate, improve service," by Preston Sparks:Elaine M. Sikes, Waynesboro

CAFTA is moving us even closer to ruin

Which editorial page is this?

CAFTA is moving us even closer to ruin
The U.S. House of Representatives betrayed Americans last week when it approved the Central American Free Trade Agreement. The Augusta Chronicle's lead editorial Sunday ("Rhymes with 'DISASTA') provided a few excellent examples of the damage CAFTA brings us.Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

Which editorial page is this?
Boy, did you guys scare me today. I usually read your editorial page for my daily laugh and all of a sudden I thought I might have picked up my real paper, The New York Times. Harold Szerlip, Martinez

Terrorists and pro-lifers don't mix

Terrorists and pro-lifers don't mix
In his July 31 column ("Start common-sense homeland security"), Charles Krauthammer claims that America may have isolated cells of terrorists and points to possibilities. James Wertz, Hephzibah

Daisy Duke's cutoffs were top priority for designer

Living briefs

Screening blood donations for West Nile virus is effective

Living briefs
The Dukes of Hazzard might be just popcorn entertainment, but for fans of the muscle car, the movie provides plenty of eye candy - and we're not talking about Jessica Simpson. Coming Thursday in Applause.

Living briefs
The Dukes of Hazzard might be just popcorn entertainment, but for fans of the muscle car, the movie provides plenty of eye candy - and we're not talking about Jessica Simpson. Coming Thursday in Applause.

Daisy Duke's cutoffs were top priority for designer
NEW YORK - Who wears short shorts? Daisy Duke wears short shorts, and - if you can believe it - Jessica Simpson's denim cutoffs in the new The Dukes of Hazzard movie are even cheekier than Catherine Bach's were in the old CBS series.

Screening blood donations for West Nile virus is effective
NEW YORK - Screening blood donations for the West Nile virus to prevent its spread has proved remarkably effective, though a few contaminated units have been missed, according to reports on the first two years of testing.

Daisy Duke's cutoffs were top priority for designer
NEW YORK - Who wears short shorts? Daisy Duke wears short shorts, and - if you can believe it - Jessica Simpson's denim cutoffs in the new The Dukes of Hazzard movie are even cheekier than Catherine Bach's were in the old CBS series.

Screening blood donations for West Nile virus is effective
NEW YORK - Screening blood donations for the West Nile virus to prevent its spread has proved remarkably effective, though a few contaminated units have been missed, according to reports on the first two years of testing.

Nuclear reactor planners greeted warmly

Special tax issue unresolved
Augusta commissioners hit a roadblock Wednesday during a workshop to try to figure out how much money from previous sales-tax issues they can spend on the next set of tax-funded projects.

Study calls fast action critical

Study calls fast action critical
A quick response to an outbreak of bird flu in Asia could keep it from hitting the United States while becoming the worldwide pandemic that scientists fear, Emory University researchers said.

Chairman tells Regents to focus on four goals
ATLANTA - Laying out a plan for his leadership of the board that oversees the state's colleges and universities, Regents Chairman Timothy Shelnut said he would focus on more than simply finding a new chancellor.

County adds staff in battle with erosion
Columbia County will add three staff members to its Building Standards, Engineering and Codes Compliance departments as part of an effort to resolve inadequacies in the county's erosion control programs.

Evans Middle School sees final first day

Kid of the Day
Kaylee Lola Robin McKettrick is today's Kid of the Day.

River Ridge school is now in session

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford said Wednesday he thinks lawmakers should study how to fund education in South Carolina before they start to tweak property taxes.

News you can use
Activities listed for this week are:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A federal jury on Wednesday convicted two men of conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire in the 2000 shooting death of DeKalb County sheriff-elect Derwin Brown.

Norwood blasts free trade pact
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., railed against the House of Representatives' recent approval of the Central American Free Trade Agreement but praised the Bush administration's efforts in the Middle East during a visit to The Augusta Chronicle editorial board Wednesday.

Cities to connect, just not in person
Columbia County and Nowy Sacz, Poland, might be sister cities, but lately the two haven't had any sisterly visits to one another's home.

Driver in wreck used cell phone

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's investigators were called to the 2500 block of Miles Street at about 3 p.m. Wednesday after a woman reported that two men kicked in the front door.

Special tax issue unresolved

Incentives considered to shorten college stay
ATLANTA - The University System of Georgia Board of Regents wants more students to graduate from the colleges where they start.

Molestation suspect granted bond

Separate elections scheduled
ATLANTA - Augusta voters will head to the polls twice this fall for special elections to fill vacant posts for mayor and state Senate.

Chairman tells Regents to focus on four goals

Clinton says new laws threaten voting rights
ATLANTA - Former President Bill Clinton detailed his life out of office and work on health-care issues to a convention of journalists in Atlanta on Wednesday.

City leaders roll back millage

Death of veteran will end DUI case
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A former U.S. Army Ranger who was charged with drunken driving and vehicular homicide after crashing his car into a guardrail on the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge in 2003 has died.

Nuclear reactor planners greeted warmly
AIKEN - The joke Tuesday was that NuStart Energy Development LLC could ask for anything and get it, as long as the consortium chose to get a nuclear reactor license at Savannah River Site.

Molestation suspect granted bond
Roughly 150 people crowded into a Columbia County courtroom today in support of a former Columbia County substitute teacher.

Across the area

Drivers push for safer buses
If school buses aren't safe, the Richmond County bus drivers' union says its members will refuse to drive them.

Back on the commission
Freddie Handy (left) is congratulated by interim Mayor Willie Mays after being sworn in as the District 9 commissioner.

Church overflows for soldier's funeral
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Sgt. James Kinlow was remembered Wednesday as a quiet man who respected others and was quick with a smile.

Across Georgia

Former inmate is suing Richmond County
Man says he got sick while in jail

Across South Carolina

Nuclear reactor planners greeted warmly
AIKEN - The joke Tuesday was that NuStart Energy Development LLC could ask for anything and get it, as long as the consortium chose to get a nuclear reactor license at Savannah River Site.

Death of veteran will end DUI case

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

Drivers push for safer buses

Coroner waits to rule death SIDS
The Richmond County Coroner's Office is waiting on test results before declaring Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as the cause of death of a 6-week-old infant found lifeless and facedown in his bassinet Saturday.

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Chairman tells Regents to focus on four goals
ATLANTA - Laying out a plan for his leadership of the board that oversees the state's colleges and universities, Regents Chairman Timothy Shelnut said he would focus on more than simply finding a new chancellor.

Bus funding could go 'round and 'round
At least one state-of-the-art bus will be pulling into Augusta's transfer facility in the next year.

$2 billion is sought to meet needs of student population
ATLANTA - The University System Board of Regents plans to ask the Georgia Legislature to appropriate $2 billion for educating students in fiscal 2007, a 5 percent increase over the current year's budget.

Director named to research post

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A Mount Pleasant man faces as much as 20 years in prison after he advertised several cars - including a Jaguar, a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro and a Hummer - on an Internet bidding site but never delivered the vehicles.

Former Aiken County Sheriff Sellers dies
AIKEN - Former Aiken County Sheriff Howard Sellers, who was the county's top law enforcement official for a decade before leaving for a federal position in 2003, died Wednesday, friends said.

Coroner waits to rule death SIDS

Company to leave 300 jobless
AIKEN - Components Manufacturing Co. in Trenton will cease production at the end of September, leaving more than 300 people jobless.

Evans Middle School sees final first day
The first day of school came for the last time Wednesday at Columbia County's old Evans Middle School, and seventh-grader Cash Thompson appeared unimpressed.

Former Aiken County Sheriff Sellers dies

Former Aiken County Sheriff Sellers dies
AIKEN -- Former Aiken County Sheriff Howard Sellers, who was the county's top law enforcement official for a decade before leaving for a federal position in 2003, died Wednesday, friends said.

Former inmate is suing Richmond County
Man says he got sick while in jail

City leaders roll back millage
In what a majority called an effort to restore confidence in city government, Augusta commissioners rolled back Richmond County's property tax rate Tuesday, forfeiting what could have been a $4.2 million windfall from this year's reassessments.

Kid of the Day
Baylea Michelle Jones is today's Kid of the Day.

Drivers push for safer buses
If school buses aren't safe, the Richmond County bus drivers' union says its members will refuse to drive them.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Study calls fast action critical
A quick response to an outbreak of bird flu in Asia could keep it from hitting the United States while becoming the worldwide pandemic that scientists fear, Emory University researchers said.

Director named to research post
Frank Treiber helped to bring in millions of research dollars at Medical College of Georgia.

County adds staff in battle with erosion
Columbia County will add three staff members to its Building Standards, Engineering and Codes Compliance departments as part of an effort to resolve inadequacies in the county's erosion control programs.

Teen dies after yearlong battle with cancer
Scott Kutlik loved bringing smiles to those around him, family and friends said Tuesday.

Norwood blasts free trade pact
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., railed against the House of Representatives' recent approval of the Central American Free Trade Agreement but praised the Bush administration's efforts in the Middle East during a visit to The Augusta Chronicle editorial board Wednesday.

River Ridge school is now in session
Avery Meagher hurriedly paced the aisles of the media center of Columbia County's newest school, River Ridge Elementary, during its open house Tuesday until something caught her eye.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford said Wednesday he thinks lawmakers should study how to fund education in South Carolina before they start to tweak property taxes.

Driver in wreck used cell phone
ATLANTA - An Augusta motorist who struck two landscapers on Interstate 20 last month was attempting to use his cell phone when the deadly accident occurred, according to state records obtained by Morris News Service.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A federal jury on Wednesday convicted two men of conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire in the 2000 shooting death of DeKalb County sheriff-elect Derwin Brown.

Opening remains on track
AIKEN - Mossy Creek Elementary School has cleared one of its last significant hurdles on its way to opening in two weeks.

Evans Middle School sees final first day
The first day of school came for the last time Wednesday at Columbia County's old Evans Middle School, and seventh-grader Cash Thompson appeared unimpressed.

Across Georgia
FORT GORDON - Soldiers at U.S. Army posts around the world are signing up to compete for a chance to go to Fort Gordon - not to join the post's famed Signal Center, but to sing.

Cities to connect, just not in person
Columbia County and Nowy Sacz, Poland, might be sister cities, but lately the two haven't had any sisterly visits to one another's home.

Across the area
A former Columbia County substitute teacher indicted on child molestation charges Monday will have a hearing Thursday to decide whether he will be allowed to post bond and get out of jail before his trial.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's investigators were called to the 2500 block of Miles Street at about 3 p.m. Wednesday after a woman reported that two men kicked in the front door.

Back on the commission
Freddie Handy (left) is congratulated by interim Mayor Willie Mays after being sworn in as the District 9 commissioner.

Special tax issue unresolved
Augusta commissioners hit a roadblock Wednesday during a workshop to try to figure out how much money from previous sales-tax issues they can spend on the next set of tax-funded projects.

Augustans to vote twice to fill vacant posts
ATLANTA -- Augusta voters will head to the polls twice this year for special elections to fill vacant posts instead of a single trip.

Separate elections scheduled
ATLANTA - Augusta voters will head to the polls twice this fall for special elections to fill vacant posts for mayor and state Senate.

Coroner waits to rule death SIDS
The Richmond County Coroner's Office is waiting on test results before declaring Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as the cause of death of a 6-week-old infant found lifeless and facedown in his bassinet Saturday.

Church overflows for soldier's funeral
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Sgt. James Kinlow was remembered Wednesday as a quiet man who respected others and was quick with a smile.

Director named to research post
Frank Treiber helped to bring in millions of research dollars at Medical College of Georgia.

Death of veteran will end DUI case
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A former U.S. Army Ranger who was charged with drunken driving and vehicular homicide after crashing his car into a guardrail on the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge in 2003 has died.

Driver in wreck used cell phone
ATLANTA - An Augusta motorist who struck two landscapers on Interstate 20 last month was attempting to use his cell phone when the deadly accident occurred, according to state records obtained by Morris News Service.

News you can use
Activities listed for this week are:

Teen dies after yearlong battle with cancer
Scott Kutlik loved bringing smiles to those around him, family and friends said Tuesday.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Augustans to vote twice to fill vacant posts

Across Georgia
FORT GORDON - Soldiers at U.S. Army posts around the world are signing up to compete for a chance to go to Fort Gordon - not to join the post's famed Signal Center, but to sing.

River Ridge school is now in session
Avery Meagher hurriedly paced the aisles of the media center of Columbia County's newest school, River Ridge Elementary, during its open house Tuesday until something caught her eye.

Cities to connect, just not in person

Across the area
A former Columbia County substitute teacher indicted on child molestation charges Monday will have a hearing Thursday to decide whether he will be allowed to post bond and get out of jail before his trial.

Separate elections scheduled

City leaders roll back millage
In what a majority called an effort to restore confidence in city government, Augusta commissioners rolled back Richmond County's property tax rate Tuesday, forfeiting what could have been a $4.2 million windfall from this year's reassessments.

Norwood blasts free trade pact

Kid of the Day
Baylea Michelle Jones is today's Kid of the Day.

County adds staff in battle with erosion

Back on the commission

Church overflows for soldier's funeral

Kid of the Day

Across the area

Former inmate is suing Richmond County

Across Georgia

Teen dies after yearlong battle with cancer

It's a girl's, not woman's game
ROSWELL, Ga. - Somewhere in the past 20 years, golf went from being a woman's game to being a girl's game. Laura Coble of Augusta can personally attest to that.

Profit motive is driving force behind summer retreads

Profit motive is driving force behind summer retreads
PITTSBURG, Kan. - If the 2005 summer movie season wore a tag line, it would probably read something like this: We're going to show you something you've probably already seen before, and chances are many of you are going to find something better to do.

Johnny Knoxville raises heck in 'Dukes of Hazzard'
NEW YORK - During a recent interview with Johnny Knoxville, the "Dukes of Hazzard" star suggests drinking a round of tequila shots "stuntman"-style, which entails snorting the salt and squirting the lime juice in your eye.

Flicks

Johnny Knoxville raises heck in 'Dukes of Hazzard'
NEW YORK - During a recent interview with Johnny Knoxville, the "Dukes of Hazzard" star suggests drinking a round of tequila shots "stuntman"-style, which entails snorting the salt and squirting the lime juice in your eye.\r\n

New on DVD

Johnny Knoxville raises heck in 'Dukes of Hazzard'

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

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

Profit motive is driving force behind summer retreads
PITTSBURG, Kan. - If the 2005 summer movie season wore a tag line, it would probably read something like this: We're going to show you something you've probably already seen before, and chances are many of you are going to find something better to do.

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's out this week in DVD and video and a calendar of coming releases:

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's out this week in DVD and video and a calendar of coming releases:

Concerts
AROUND TOWNRON WHITE: Saturday, Aug. 13, Bell Auditorium

Sonic Spotlight: Frank Johnson

Concerts

Concerts
AROUND TOWN RON WHITE: Saturday, Aug. 13, Bell Auditorium

Sonic Spotlight: Frank Johnson
FRANK JOHNSONPLAYS: Bass guitar. Pictured with a Fender jazz bass he got three years ago as a gift.

Sonic Spotlight: Frank Johnson
FRANK JOHNSON PLAYS: Bass guitar. Pictured with a Fender jazz bass he got three years ago as a gift.

Hot ticket

Hot ticket
TOBY KEITHWHERE: Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta

Hot ticket
TOBY KEITH WHERE: Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta

NASCAR: Gordon's drive diminishing
SPEEDWAY, Ind. - At 33 and only in his 13th full season, Jeff Gordon seems destined to rewrite many of NASCAR's records. But just how far Gordon wants to go might depend on the forces away from the track - sponsor commitments and fatherhood.

NASCAR: Gordon's drive diminishing
SPEEDWAY, Ind. - At 33 and only in his 13th full season, Jeff Gordon seems destined to rewrite many of NASCAR's records. But just how far Gordon wants to go might depend on the forces away from the track - sponsor commitments and fatherhood.

Racing Newsmaker: Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards has an ambitious schedule this week, ending with an appearance in Sunday's Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Tracy might make a change
Paul Tracy could be the next open-wheel star to cross over to the stock-car side.

NASCAR: Gordon's drive diminishing

Racing Newsmaker: Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards has an ambitious schedule this week, ending with an appearance in Sunday's Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Racing Newsmaker: Carl Edwards

Hawks sign Bucks' center to offer sheet

Hawks, Suns awaiting NBA's approval on trade
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns were awaiting approval from the NBA on a sign-and-trade deal that would send guard Joe Johnson to the Hawks, an agent involved with the deal said Tuesday.

Hawks sign Bucks' center to offer sheet
ATLANTA - While the Atlanta Hawks remain on hold in their attempt to trade for guard Joe Johnson, the team announced Wednesday it has signed center Zaza Pachulia of the Milwaukee Bucks to an offer sheet.

Hawks, Suns awaiting NBA's approval on trade

Hawks, Suns awaiting NBA's approval on trade
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns were awaiting approval from the NBA on a sign-and-trade deal that would send guard Joe Johnson to the Hawks, an agent involved with the deal said Tuesday.

Hawks sign Bucks' center to offer sheet
ATLANTA - While the Atlanta Hawks remain on hold in their attempt to trade for guard Joe Johnson, the team announced Wednesday it has signed center Zaza Pachulia of the Milwaukee Bucks to an offer sheet.

Owens gets an earful from Eagles fans

Mr. Ronald L. Billings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Willie Mae Willingham    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. "Flock" Fanning, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. "Buster" Brown    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Tyrion Gaffney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jerry Shugerts    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Charles T. Crump    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Howard W. Norris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Destiny Curtis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Davis    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Davis    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Neal Donovan, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Clifford "Cliff" Henson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Davis    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. "Flock" Fanning, Jr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford "Cliff" Henson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Herndon    (HARTWELL, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Lester    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Ms. Icesonnia Horsley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Vassie L. Jackson    (BARTOW, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald L. Billings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald L. Billings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford "Cliff" Henson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Clifford "Cliff" Henson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Young    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Wimbric Beasley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Debra M. Quarles    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Joel Williams    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Neal Donovan, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Aurey M. Summerall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Herndon    (HARTWELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia A. Smith    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Bobby Rocker    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn Rhoden    (GEORGE, S.C.)

Mother Annie Lou Irvin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Howard W. Norris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Velma Neal    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, AL)

Ms. Willie Mae Willingham    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mother Annie Lou Irvin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Ewer    (CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, AL)

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

Ms. Vassie L. Jackson    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Steven S. Corbin    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Chambers, Jr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Tyrion Gaffney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald L. Billings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Ewer    (CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.)

Mr. Ronald "Ron" Billings    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Destiny Curtis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Sgt. Roy "Buzz" Zahl    (USMC, Retired AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald "Ron" Billings    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Annie Davis    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Steven S. Corbin    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George B. Dicks, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Chambers, Jr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Wimbric Beasley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Williams    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Ms. Icesonnia Horsley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Aurey M. Summerall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Lester    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara C. Moore    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Ainsworth    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Nancy L. Barron    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy L. Barron    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sgt. Roy "Buzz" Zahl    (USMC, Retired AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. "Buster" Brown    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Patricia A. Smith    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Ainsworth    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Bobby Rocker    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. James Young    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn Rhoden    (GEORGE, S.C.)

Mr. Jerry Shugerts    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles T. Crump    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Velma Neal    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Debra M. Quarles    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Barbara C. Moore    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Velma Neal (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford "Cliff" Henson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara C. Moore (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn Rhoden (GEORGE, S.C.)

Mr. Neal Donovan, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Shugerts (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Aurey M. Summerall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Davis (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Davis (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. "Flock" Fanning, Jr. (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Ms. Vassie L. Jackson (BARTOW, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Edna Ewer (CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.)

Mr. Howard W. Norris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford "Cliff" Henson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Sgt. Roy "Buzz" Zahl (USMC, Retired AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Willie Mae Willingham (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Herndon (HARTWELL, Ga.)

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Ainsworth (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Tyrion Gaffney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas Wimbric Beasley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Debra M. Quarles (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mother Annie Lou Irvin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Destiny Curtis (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Steven S. Corbin (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Lester (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald L. Billings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Young (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Rocker (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy L. Barron (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald L. Billings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald "Ron" Billings (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore (ANNISTON, AL)

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

Mr. Joel Williams (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. "Buster" Brown (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Larry Chambers, Jr. (BATH, S.C.)

Ms. Icesonnia Horsley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia A. Smith (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Area Announcements

Overtime

Overtime

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

Overtime
Georgia sophomore fullback Chase Green, a walk-on player from Demorest, Ga., has been suspended for the Bulldogs' Sept. 3 season-opener against Boise State after being arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol Saturday.

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

Overtime
Georgia sophomore fullback Chase Green, a walk-on player from Demorest, Ga., has been suspended for the Bulldogs' Sept. 3 season-opener against Boise State after being arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol Saturday.

Overtime
Aiken's Whitney Simons won a playoff to earn a match play spot in the U.S. Women's Amateur on Tuesday in Roswell, Ga.

Overtime
Aiken's Whitney Simons won a playoff to earn a match play spot in the U.S. Women's Amateur on Tuesday in Roswell, Ga.

Owens gets an earful from Eagles fans
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Philadelphia Eagles fans just couldn't bring themselves to hate Terrell Owens.

Owens gets an earful from Eagles fans
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Philadelphia Eagles fans just couldn't bring themselves to hate Terrell Owens.

Native Georgian's albums defy expert while selling in millions

Native Georgian's albums defy expert while selling in millions
Music industry insiders claim you'll rarely make a best seller out of a bluegrass, gospel or children's album.

Native Georgian's albums defy expert while selling in millions
Music industry insiders claim you'll rarely make a best seller out of a bluegrass, gospel or children's album.

Milestones
Mandeep Singh and Anikpal Mokha, both of Augusta, have been named to the merit list of Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, Ga.

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

Children make library sidewalk colorful
Bobbie Sue Schiffhauer has looked for enjoyable and inexpensive activities for her daughters, Emilee, 3, and Lee Ann, 6, this summer.

Marine from Hephzibah enjoys helping Iraqis
On a good day, Marine Cpl. Adam Douglas hands out candy and toys to Iraqi children.

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

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

Fossils can be found in many places
Fossils aren't found just by scientists and tucked away in museums.

CSRA Bridge Club results
CSRA Bridge Club results for July 25 - 31

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

Children make library sidewalk colorful
Bobbie Sue Schiffhauer has looked for enjoyable and inexpensive activities for her daughters, Emilee, 3, and Lee Ann, 6, this summer.

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

Honeymoon approaches 70 years
They mow the lawn and they have dates each Friday night.

Girl Scouts of all ages to gather at campfire
For generations, Girl Scouts have sat around campfires and eaten the gooey combination of roasted marshmallow, chocolate and graham crackers known as s'mores.

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

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

Teens serve as ambassadors to Australia
While many high school students went to beaches and theme parks this summer, Harriet Williams and Andrew Sue-Ling, both 15, spent nearly three weeks in Australia.

Quiet Hephzibah neighborhood is attracting residents
Not everyone is leaving south Richmond County and heading west.

Milestones
Mandeep Singh and Anikpal Mokha, both of Augusta, have been named to the merit list of Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, Ga.

Reunions
Butler High School 1980: Seeking classmates for a 25-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1; contact Jan Griesel Williams, 860-2725 or bhs80reunion@yahoo.com

This week
CPR/PROFESSIONAL RESCUER REVIEW CLASS: 6-10 p.m. today; Augusta Red Cross, 1322 Ellis St.; $45 a person, $55 with book; 724-8481

Boys have positive experience at camp
The inaugural Positive Boys Positive Men summer camp came to a close with a banquet at T.W. Josey High School on July 25.

Marine from Hephzibah enjoys helping Iraqis
On a good day, Marine Cpl. Adam Douglas hands out candy and toys to Iraqi children.

Sixteen are chosen in Kid's Count drawing
Austin Pidgeon was not able to attend Saturday's Make Kids Count scholarship drawing in person, but he was there in spirit.

Boys have positive experience at camp
The inaugural Positive Boys Positive Men summer camp came to a close with a banquet at T.W. Josey High School on July 25.

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

Sixteen are chosen in Kid's Count drawing
Austin Pidgeon was not able to attend Saturday's Make Kids Count scholarship drawing in person, but he was there in spirit.

Events
DILLARD BLUEGRASS AND BARBECUE FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday; City Hall grounds, Dillard, Ga.; featuring barbecue teams competing for state championship; $5 adults, free for ages 12 and younger; (706) 746-9936

Quiet Hephzibah neighborhood is attracting residents
Not everyone is leaving south Richmond County and heading west.

Across the river
LATIN DANCE FESTIVAL: 3:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday; Aiken Municipal Conference Center, on Newberry Street; bolero, samba, rumba/salsa, cha-cha, merengue, general dancing; $20 for classes, evening dance, $10 evening dance only; open to the public; 641-4800

Events
DILLARD BLUEGRASS AND BARBECUE FESTIVAL: 5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday; City Hall grounds, Dillard, Ga.; featuring barbecue teams competing for state championship; $5 adults, free for ages 12 and younger; (706) 746-9936

Lawyers are no match for doctors on the basketball court
Area lawyers could be crying medical malpractice.

Reunions
Butler High School 1980: Seeking classmates for a 25-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1; contact Jan Griesel Williams, 860-2725 or bhs80reunion@yahoo.com

Around the block
The Augusta GreenJackets will be taking on the Rome Braves today through Saturday and the Columbia Catfish Monday through Thursday. The games being at 7:15 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Milledge Road. Tickets are $10 for box seats, $7 reserved seats, $6 for general admission, $5 for seniors, military and children ages 4-12 and $1 for ages 3 and younger. For more information, call 278-4TIX.

This week
CPR/PROFESSIONAL RESCUER REVIEW CLASS: 6-10 p.m. today; Augusta Red Cross, 1322 Ellis St.; $45 a person, $55 with book; 724-8481

Honeymoon approaches 70 years
They mow the lawn and they have dates each Friday night.

Lawyers are no match for doctors on the basketball court
Area lawyers could be crying medical malpractice.

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

Fossils can be found in many places
Fossils aren't found just by scientists and tucked away in museums.

Teens serve as ambassadors to Australia
While many high school students went to beaches and theme parks this summer, Harriet Williams and Andrew Sue-Ling, both 15, spent nearly three weeks in Australia.

Fossils can be found in many places

This week

Georgia Farmers Market prices

Honeymoon approaches 70 years

Teens serve as ambassadors to Australia

Boys have positive experience at camp

Lawyers are no match for doctors on the basketball court

Reunions

Events

Marine from Hephzibah enjoys helping Iraqis

Quiet Hephzibah neighborhood is attracting residents

For the record

Meetings

Children make library sidewalk colorful

Sixteen are chosen in Kid's Count drawing

Milestones

Homosexuality goes from floor of cutting room to main plotline

'Starved' finds comedy in eating disorders
NEW YORK - "Starved" feeds on the culture's jangled issues about food, in shockingly funny ways.

DVDs revive dead television series

Howard Stern's television show going to video on demand

'Starved' finds comedy in eating disorders

Popular hosts out at BET music video show "106 & Park"
NEW YORK - The hosts of "106 & Park" are both out after five years with BET's most popular series, with one suggesting he was pushed out the door.

DVDs revive dead television series
Not so very long ago, when a television series met its inevitable demise it was usually forgotten.

DVDs revive dead television series
Not so very long ago, when a television series met its inevitable demise it was usually forgotten.

Howard Stern's television show going to video on demand
NEW YORK - It's not just on radio that Howard Stern will be testing out a new technology.\r\n

Howard Stern's television show going to video on demand
NEW YORK - It's not just on radio that Howard Stern will be testing out a new technology.

Actor: Dave Chappelle's show is over
NEW YORK - Time to face the facts: Dave Chappelle's hit Comedy Central series isn't coming back, says one of its stars.

'Starved' finds comedy in eating disorders
NEW YORK - "Starved" feeds on the culture's jangled issues about food, in shockingly funny ways.\r\n

Applause calendar

Disc golf grows in popularity

Stuff to do

People in the News

People in the News

Aniston talks for first time about split with Pitt

Powerful '60s, '70s cars still rev pulses

Beginner finds challenge in flying disc

Spotted

Grubbin': Me Me Bobo's Chinese Restaurant

Club calendar

Homosexuality goes from floor of cutting room to main plotline
Hollywood has always been happy to see the boy get the girl in the end. It has been slower to accept the reality of the boy getting the boy, or the girl getting the girl.

Homosexuality goes from floor of cutting room to main plotline
Hollywood has always been happy to see the boy get the girl in the end. It has been slower to accept the reality of the boy getting the boy, or the girl getting the girl.

Spurrier opens Gamecocks practice

Spurrier opens Gamecocks practice
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier moved a step closer to his college football return as he opened fall practice at South Carolina on Tuesday night.

Spurrier opens Gamecocks practice
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier moved a step closer to his college football return as he opened fall practice at South Carolina on Tuesday night.

This week

New location helped concert series survive bad weather

Events

Red Cross volunteer is very dedicated

Reunions

Around the block

Farmers market will celebrate anniversary

Chamber has a heavy schedule for next two months

Horseshoe'n Time bus rides into town

Recycling centers

Milestones

Sixteen are chosen in Kid's Count drawing

Many more hurricanes predicted for this year