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

Applause cover

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
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

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
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.

Palmeiro to release information to Congress

Old pastime draws seniors back to field

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.

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 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.

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

Braves beat up Reds, Jones hurt

Jones plans to return soon

Project planners hope idea develops

Oil, Time Warner create mixed day

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.

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

Development lands sports store

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.

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.

Treasury says 30-year bond is coming back

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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 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

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.

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.

Rolling back, moving ahead

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.

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.

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.

Frist's retreats

Curbing Medicaid costs

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

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.

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.

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."

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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
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."

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."

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

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."

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

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.

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
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.

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.

Think of lemonade as Nature's soft drink

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

Cool off with book's frozen desserts

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

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.

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

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.

Swinging from the heels

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.

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
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.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Golf: A big letdown for the Big Easy

Courses soak up recent weather

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.

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

Upcoming events

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

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
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.

NHL: Flyers sign Hatcher, Therien and Rathje

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

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.

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.

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

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

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
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

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.

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

Which editorial page is this?

CAFTA is moving us even closer to ruin

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

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

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

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.

Living briefs

Screening blood donations for West Nile virus is effective

Daisy Duke's cutoffs were top priority for designer

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Study calls fast action critical

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

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.

Special tax issue unresolved

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.

Drivers push for safer buses

Separate elections scheduled

Molestation suspect granted bond

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

$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.

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
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.

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

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.

Driver in wreck used cell phone

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.

News you can use

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.

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.

Coroner waits to rule death SIDS

Augustans to vote twice to fill vacant posts

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.

News you can use
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

County adds staff in battle with erosion

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.

Former inmate is suing Richmond County

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Cities to connect, just not in person

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

River Ridge school is now in session

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.

Across Georgia

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

Nuclear reactor planners greeted warmly

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

Across the area

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

Across the area

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

News you can use
Activities listed for this week are:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Church overflows for soldier's funeral

Former Aiken County Sheriff Sellers dies

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.

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.

Back on the commission

Teen dies after yearlong battle with cancer

Director named to research post

Chairman tells Regents to focus on four goals

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

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

Across Georgia

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

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.

Across South Carolina

Norwood blasts free trade pact

City leaders roll back millage

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
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.

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.

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.

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

Flicks

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.\r\n

New on DVD

Johnny Knoxville raises heck in 'Dukes of Hazzard'

Profit motive is driving force behind summer retreads

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.

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

Hot ticket

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

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

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

Concerts

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

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

Sonic Spotlight: Frank Johnson

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

Racing Newsmaker: Carl Edwards

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

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.

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

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, 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

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 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

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

Mrs. Gladys Herndon    (HARTWELL, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Steven S. Corbin    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Steven S. Corbin    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Wimbric Beasley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Ewer    (CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Destiny Curtis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Willie Mae Willingham    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles T. Crump    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. "Buster" Brown    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Wimbric Beasley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Bobby Rocker    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mother Annie Lou Irvin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn Rhoden    (GEORGE, S.C.)

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Velma Neal    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Lester    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Ms. Willie Mae Willingham    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mother Annie Lou Irvin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, AL)

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

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

Tyrion Gaffney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. James Young    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Tyrion Gaffney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, AL)

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

Mr. Glenn Rhoden    (GEORGE, S.C.)

Destiny Curtis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Velma Neal    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Charles T. Crump    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Rocker    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. "Buster" Brown    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. James Young    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Ms. Icesonnia Horsley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Lester    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Ms. Icesonnia Horsley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Ewer    (CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Herndon    (HARTWELL, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jimmy Hadden (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

Mother Annie Lou Irvin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Jimmy Hadden (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Charles Lester (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Young (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Icesonnia Horsley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Tyrion Gaffney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas Wimbric Beasley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Gladys Herndon (HARTWELL, Ga.)

Ms. Willie Mae Willingham (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Velma Neal (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Destiny Curtis (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore (ANNISTON, AL)

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

Mrs. Edna Ewer (CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bobby Rocker (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

Area Announcements

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Lawyers are no match for doctors on the basketball court

This week

Georgia Farmers Market prices

Marine from Hephzibah enjoys helping Iraqis

Reunions

Fossils can be found in many places

Boys have positive experience at camp

For the record

Events

Children make library sidewalk colorful

Honeymoon approaches 70 years

Milestones

Teens serve as ambassadors to Australia

Sixteen are chosen in Kid's Count drawing

Quiet Hephzibah neighborhood is attracting residents

Meetings

Homosexuality goes from floor of cutting room to main plotline

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.

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

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.

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

DVDs revive dead television series

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.

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

'Starved' finds comedy in eating disorders

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

Spotted

People in the News

Applause calendar

Aniston talks for first time about split with Pitt

Disc golf grows in popularity

Beginner finds challenge in flying disc

Club calendar

Grubbin': Me Me Bobo's Chinese Restaurant

People in the News

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

Stuff to do

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.

Chamber has a heavy schedule for next two months

Recycling centers

Farmers market will celebrate anniversary

Milestones

Horseshoe'n Time bus rides into town

Red Cross volunteer is very dedicated

Around the block

New location helped concert series survive bad weather

Events

Sixteen are chosen in Kid's Count drawing

This week

Reunions

Many more hurricanes predicted for this year