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J.K. Rowling, among nominees for first Quills Awards

J.K. Rowling, among nominees for first Quills Awards
NEW YORK - J.K. Rowling, Bob Dylan and Stephen King are among the nominees for the first annual Quills Awards, a glitzy literary affair for which the general public will cast the ballots.

Gallery calendar
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J.K. Rowling, among nominees for first Quills Awards
NEW YORK - J.K. Rowling, Bob Dylan and Stephen King are among the nominees for the first annual Quills Awards, a glitzy literary affair for which the general public will cast the ballots.\r\n

Gallery calendar
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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.

Reader's postcard inspires adventure in vocabulary

Thomson moves a step closer to returning

Braves hold on for win
CINCINNATI - A long-running baseball maxim of Bobby Cox's is to win two of three games in a series, without concerning yourself too much with the opponent.

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.

Thomson moves a step closer to returning
CINCINNATI - John Thomson's arm, hand and finger are fine, the Braves' tall right-hander said Thursday. It's the fatigue factor that now stands between him and a return to Atlanta's big league rotation.

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.

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.

Thomson moves a step closer to returning
CINCINNATI - John Thomson's arm, hand and finger are fine, the Braves' tall right-hander said Thursday. It's the fatigue factor that now stands between him and a return to Atlanta's big league rotation.

Jones plans to return soon

Braves pitcher no road warrior

Project planners hope idea develops

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.

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

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

Stocks drop as oil prices rise
NEW YORK - Stocks tumbled on disappointing retail sales and a rise in oil prices Thursday as investors, worried about oil's impact on consumer spending, took profits from the market's July rally.

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.

Businessman's plans include SunTrust building

$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.

Stocks drop as oil prices rise

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.

Businessman's plans include SunTrust building
A South Carolina businessman has purchased the SunTrust building on Broad Street for $4.7 million with plans for $1 million worth of renovations.

Stocks drop as oil prices rise
NEW YORK - Stocks tumbled on disappointing retail sales and a rise in oil prices Thursday as investors, worried about oil's impact on consumer spending, took profits from the market's July rally.

Businessman's plans include SunTrust building
A South Carolina businessman has purchased the SunTrust building on Broad Street for $4.7 million with plans for $1 million worth of renovations.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 5, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 3, 2005.

Auburn recruit tries to make most of second chance

Georgia's Kearney will be at practice
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia freshman linebacker Tavares Kearney can head to the field this afternoon for his first college football practice, without the threat of a university expulsion or suspension hanging over him.

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.

Georgia's Kearney will be at practice
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia freshman linebacker Tavares Kearney can head to the field this afternoon for his first college football practice, without the threat of a university expulsion or suspension hanging over him.

Georgia's Kearney will be at practice

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.

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.

Rolling back, moving ahead

Frist's retreats

NASA's reality show
Summer television is swamped with reality shows - the best of which is NASA's production of adventures in space with the shuttle Discovery, starring Commander Eileen Collins and astronauts Steve Robinson and Soichi Noguchi.

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.

Two strikes, you're out
Past baseball scandals have been almost quaint by comparison - a dab of Vaseline on the bill of a pitcher's cap, or a surreptitious corked bat.

Two strikes, you're out

Legacy for Aiken County
Howard Sellers was one of the best sheriffs - many say the best - that Aiken County ever had.

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.

Legacy for Aiken County

Legacy for Aiken County
Howard Sellers was one of the best sheriffs - many say the best - that Aiken County ever had.

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.

Two strikes, you're out
Past baseball scandals have been almost quaint by comparison - a dab of Vaseline on the bill of a pitcher's cap, or a surreptitious corked bat.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

People in the News
NEW YORK - Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Simon will perform together for one night only to raise money for research into autism.

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

Etheridge says she's 'fully recovered' from cancer
LOS ANGELES - Melissa Etheridge is jumping back into recording and performing after spending much of the last year fighting breast cancer.

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
NEW YORK - Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Simon will perform together for one night only to raise money for research into autism.

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.

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.

Mortgage rates continue upward climb this week
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates continued their upward climb this week, with rates on 30-year mortgages rising to their highest point since the middle of April.

Mortgage rates continue upward climb this week

Mortgage rates continue upward climb this week
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates continued their upward climb this week, with rates on 30-year mortgages rising to their highest point since the middle of April.

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

Hybrids, children are back in schools

Hybrids, children are back in schools
The hybrids are schooling! The hybrids are schooling! Shout this to your Strom Thurmond Lake fishing buddies with the same fervor that Paul Revere shouted "The British are coming!"

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

Hybrids, children are back in schools
The hybrids are schooling! The hybrids are schooling! Shout this to your Strom Thurmond Lake fishing buddies with the same fervor that Paul Revere shouted "The British are coming!"

Fishing tournaments

Lantanas provide color in hot months
The recent heat and stifling humidity around the nation might make us want to wilt, but established lantana plants don't even flinch at the scorching temperatures.

Fall webworms begin to make themselves at home in trees
The fall webworm recently has shown up in area landscapes and woods.

Mullein is a weed with many qualities
Mullein is too good a plant to be called a weed. Instead, call it by one of its nicknames, such as Adam's flannel, candlewick, hare's beard, velvet plant, feltwort, or lungwort.

Mullein is a weed with many qualities
Mullein is too good a plant to be called a weed. Instead, call it by one of its nicknames, such as Adam's flannel, candlewick, hare's beard, velvet plant, feltwort, or lungwort.

Lantanas provide color in hot months

Fall webworms begin to make themselves at home in trees
The fall webworm recently has shown up in area landscapes and woods.

Fall webworms begin to make themselves at home in trees

Mullein is a weed with many qualities

Lantanas provide color in hot months
The recent heat and stifling humidity around the nation might make us want to wilt, but established lantana plants don't even flinch at the scorching temperatures.

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.

Pressel makes quarterfinals
ROSWELL, Ga. — Morgan Pressel needed a playoff hole to win her second-round match Thursday morning, then had a solid win in the afternoon and advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.

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.

Pressel makes quarterfinals
ROSWELL, Ga. Morgan Pressel needed a playoff hole to win her second-round match Thursday morning, then had a solid win in the afternoon and advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Womens Amateur Championship.

Pressel makes quarterfinals

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

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.

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.

Augusta GreenJackets topple Rome Braves

Thomson plans to honor soldier
THOMSON - Sgt. James Kinlow was proud when his son became a Thomson Bulldog. Now his son's teammates will honor the fallen soldier this season.

Reader's postcard inspires adventure in vocabulary
Do you know what a lingcod is? I didn't. But Gene Pollock, of Washington, Ga., mentioned it on a postcard he sent in this week, and I had to look it up.

Reader's postcard inspires adventure in vocabulary
Do you know what a lingcod is? I didn't. But Gene Pollock, of Washington, Ga., mentioned it on a postcard he sent in this week, and I had to look it up.

St. Joseph Hospital ponders sale
The parent company of St. Joseph Hospital announced today it had received "significant interest" in a potential sale of the hospital.

South Carolina tax holiday begins
South Carolina's tax holiday kicked off on today with shoppers flooding stores to take advantage of a 6 percent discount on purchases.

Body recovered after boating accident
Authorities have found a man who went missing after a boat capsized in an east Augusta fishing pond early this morning.

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

Suspicious death ruled a homicide
Richmond County investigators were called out to what is being described as a suspicious death in a residential neighborhood off of Peach Orchard Road this afternoon.

Many tax questions still linger

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 bodes ill for country's future
We are losing our freedoms faster than you can whistle Dixie. Do we not realize that people do not give up their liberties unless they are deceived, because of deception and treason?Andy Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Thanks for a great championship

Many tax questions still linger
The July 31 article, "Leader promises tax answers," raised more questions than it answered.John Ballard, 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

CAFTA bodes ill for country's future

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

Thanks for a great championship
I would like to thank the Augusta-Richmond County Recreation and Parks Department for providing transportation, hotel rooms and meals for our 13-14-year-old All-Star Team to attend the Georgia Recreation and Park Association State Baseball Tournament in Griffin, Ga.Barry Hall, Augusta

Thanks for a great championship
I would like to thank the Augusta-Richmond County Recreation and Parks Department for providing transportation, hotel rooms and meals for our 13-14-year-old All-Star Team to attend the Georgia Recreation and Park Association State Baseball Tournament in Griffin, Ga.Barry Hall, 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

Many tax questions still linger
The July 31 article, "Leader promises tax answers," raised more questions than it answered.John Ballard, Augusta

CAFTA bodes ill for country's future
We are losing our freedoms faster than you can whistle Dixie. Do we not realize that people do not give up their liberties unless they are deceived, because of deception and treason?Andy Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Terrorists and pro-lifers don't mix

Trees killed in hopes of helping rare woodpecker

Giant ocean waves more common than once thought

Screening blood donations for West Nile virus is effective

Living briefs

Honda recalls Odysseys

Giant ocean waves more common than once thought
WASHINGTON - Last year's Hurricane Ivan generated an ocean wave that towered higher than 90 feet at one point, says a study that also suggests such giants may be more common than once thought.

Honda recalls Odysseys
WASHINGTON - Honda will recall thousands of its Odyssey minivans amid concerns that potentially faulty sensors for the frontal air bag system could make a warning lamp on the instrument panel remain illuminated, the company said Wednesday.

Honda recalls Odysseys
WASHINGTON - Honda will recall thousands of its Odyssey minivans amid concerns that potentially faulty sensors for the frontal air bag system could make a warning lamp on the instrument panel remain illuminated, the company said Wednesday.

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
To celebrate the season, The Augusta Chronicle wants to see what you've been growing. Send in this year's pictures of your garden, and The Chronicle will choose from the best to feature in a photo page honoring the area's growing season.

Living briefs
To celebrate the season, The Augusta Chronicle wants to see what you've been growing. Send in this year's pictures of your garden, and The Chronicle will choose from the best to feature in a photo page honoring the area's growing season.

Trees killed in hopes of helping rare woodpecker
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Conservationists headed into the Arkansas woods Thursday to make a trade-off of ecological engineering: Kill dozens of trees in hopes of creating a more hospitable habitat for the rare ivory-billed woodpecker.\r\n

Giant ocean waves more common than once thought
WASHINGTON - Last year's Hurricane Ivan generated an ocean wave that towered higher than 90 feet at one point, says a study that also suggests such giants may be more common than once thought.

Trees killed in hopes of helping rare woodpecker
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Conservationists headed into the Arkansas woods Thursday to make a trade-off of ecological engineering: Kill dozens of trees in hopes of creating a more hospitable habitat for the rare ivory-billed woodpecker.

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.

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:

Ex-substitute is granted bond
Roughly 150 people crowded into a Columbia County courtroom Thursday morning in support of a former Columbia County substitute teacher.

Pageant now has category for teens
The Miss Augusta pageant returns to Augusta State University's Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Center on Saturday night, and this year's event has added a Miss Outstanding Teen category for girls ages 13 to 17.

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.

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
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.

County adds staff in battle with erosion

Charity wants to build center
Augusta and Salvation Army officials will announce plans today to pursue a grant for the development of a $20 million recreational, educational and ministry center at Chaffee Park on Broad Street along the Augusta Canal.

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.

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.

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.

Study calls fast action critical

Kid of the Day
Javon Prince Williams is today's Kid of the Day.

Getaway car alarm foils break-in plan
ARDMORE, Okla. - Police interrupted a blunder-filled break-in and arrested two suspects after their car alarm drew officers' attention.

Perdue calls for prayer vigil
ATLANTA - With tears in his eyes and servicemen and clergy at his side, Gov. Sonny Perdue called for a statewide prayer vigil honoring nearly a dozen Georgia servicemen recently killed in Iraq.

Across Georgia

Ex-substitute is granted bond
Roughly 150 people crowded into a Columbia County courtroom Thursday morning in support of a former Columbia County substitute teacher.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Law officers emphasize former sheriff's impact
AIKEN - Howard Sellers hasn't run the Aiken County Sheriff's Office in more than two years, but officials said Thursday the professional touches he added made an impact that has continued to shape local law enforcement.

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

Perdue calls for prayer vigil
ATLANTA - With tears in his eyes and servicemen and clergy at his side, Gov. Sonny Perdue called for a statewide prayer vigil honoring nearly a dozen Georgia servicemen recently killed in Iraq.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Correction
- Former Savannah River Site employee Bobby Bragg estimates he has spent more than $50,000 on medications for ailments he incurred while working at the plant.

Law officers emphasize former sheriff's impact
AIKEN - Howard Sellers hasn't run the Aiken County Sheriff's Office in more than two years, but officials said Thursday the professional touches he added made an impact that has continued to shape local law enforcement.

A fresh look at high school
Angelete Carmon, 14, wandered the hallways of Westside High School on Thursday, admittedly a little afraid.

Pageant now has category for teens
The Miss Augusta pageant returns to Augusta State University's Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Center on Saturday night, and this year's event has added a Miss Outstanding Teen category for girls ages 13 to 17.

Forces of states are focus of new bill
AIKEN - If homeland security truly begins on the local level, then some states are better equipped than others to defend their turf.

Cities to connect, just not in person

Airport officials pushing for automated screeners
Hand off a piece of luggage to a security screener. Watch it pass through one machine. Pick it back up and then load it onto another machine.

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.

Fire fee's change fuels growth
More than a year after Columbia County instituted a new payment method for fire services in unincorporated areas, county officials say the setup is working well and providing better fire and first responder protection.

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.

Charity wants to build center
Augusta and Salvation Army officials will announce plans today to pursue a grant for the development of a $20 million recreational, educational and ministry center at Chaffee Park on Broad Street along the Augusta Canal.

Molestation suspect granted bond

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

Special tax issue unresolved

System keeps fort's energy use in check
Like other businesses in the Augusta area, Fort Gordon uses a lot of power to keep things running.

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.

Rescued terrapins are released into the wild
SAVANNAH, Ga. - It's sweet sorrow when your babies leave home.

Evans Middle School sees final first day

Businesses in Carolina expect big tax holiday
AIKEN - Business at Office Depot in North Augusta will be booming over the next few days.

Church overflows for soldier's funeral

Across the area
An unexpected downpour helped a Rome Braves baseball player whose car caught fire Thursday afternoon outside Lake Olmstead Stadium.

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A 38-year-old inmate at Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeland has been charged in the stabbing death of another inmate at the maximum security prison, authorities said.

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - After weeks of waiting and hoping, officials at Zoo Atlanta say Lun Lun, the giant panda, is not pregnant after all.

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.

Kid of the Day
Javon Prince Williams is today's 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.

Body recovered after boating accident

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.

A fresh look at high school

Across the area
An unexpected downpour helped a Rome Braves baseball player whose car caught fire Thursday afternoon outside Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Airport officials pushing for automated screeners

Correction
- Former Savannah River Site employee Bobby Bragg estimates he has spent more than $50,000 on medications for ailments he incurred while working at the plant.

Getaway car alarm foils break-in plan

Getaway car alarm foils break-in plan
ARDMORE, Okla. - Police interrupted a blunder-filled break-in and arrested two suspects after their car alarm drew officers' attention.

Suspicious death ruled a homicide

Businesses in Carolina expect big tax holiday
AIKEN - Business at Office Depot in North Augusta will be booming over the next few days.

Forces of states are focus of new bill

Rescued terrapins are released into the wild
SAVANNAH, Ga. - It's sweet sorrow when your babies leave home.

Kid of the Day

Fire fee's change fuels growth
More than a year after Columbia County instituted a new payment method for fire services in unincorporated areas, county officials say the setup is working well and providing better fire and first responder protection.

Businesses in Carolina expect big tax holiday

Forces of states are focus of new bill
AIKEN - If homeland security truly begins on the local level, then some states are better equipped than others to defend their turf.

Law officers emphasize former sheriff's impact

A fresh look at high school
Angelete Carmon, 14, wandered the hallways of Westside High School on Thursday, admittedly a little afraid.

Ex-substitute is granted bond

Separate elections scheduled

Charity wants to build center

Norwood blasts free trade pact

Correction

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

Body recovered after boating accident
Authorities have found a man who went missing after a boat capsized in an east Augusta fishing pond early this morning.

Pageant now has category for teens

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.

Fire fee's change fuels growth

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.

News you can use

Suspicious death ruled a homicide
Richmond County investigators were called out to what is being described as a suspicious death in a residential neighborhood off of Peach Orchard Road this afternoon.

Perdue calls for prayer vigil

News you can use

Rescued terrapins are released into the wild

Drivers push for safer buses

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.

Death of veteran will end DUI case

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 South Carolina

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.

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.

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.

Across the area

News you can use
Activities listed for this week are:

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.

Airport officials pushing for automated screeners
Hand off a piece of luggage to a security screener. Watch it pass through one machine. Pick it back up and then load it onto another machine.

FireBall become pleasant surprise
They could have had years to plan, instead of months.

FireBall become pleasant surprise
They could have had years to plan, instead of months.

New on DVD

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.

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

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.

Hollywood needs to put its studios on budget
Hollywood is in a slump and we'll all be better for it. For weeks, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and other trade publications have been preaching a gospel of doom and gloom, pointing to a steady decline, compared with last year, in ticket sales.

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.

Hollywood needs to put its studios on budget
Hollywood is in a slump and we'll all be better for it. For weeks, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and other trade publications have been preaching a gospel of doom and gloom, pointing to a steady decline, compared with last year, in ticket sales.

Hollywood needs to put its studios on budget

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:

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

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

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

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

Concerts

Sonic Spotlight: Frank Johnson

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.

Hot ticket

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

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.

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
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 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.

Teams on Tokyo time

Owens gets an earful from Eagles fans

Mr. William "Bill" Surchik    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sophie Oliphant    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Howard L. Sellers    (ANNISTON, AL)

Mr. Glenn Rhoden    (GEORGE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Howard L. Sellers    (ANNISTON, AL)

Mr. Bobby Rocker    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Deacon Joe Sturgis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Joshua Taylor Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Aurey Summerall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Winton Murphy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joshua Taylor Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Hilderbrandt, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Damien Deante Coney    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Emerson Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Tyrion Gaffney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn Rhoden    (GEORGE, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Ewer    (CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.)

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

Mr. Winton Murphy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert A. Mitcham    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mother Annie Lou Irvin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Lee Cook    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Sophie Oliphant    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mother Annie Lou Irvin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys J. LaCroix    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Richard C. Johns    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Doris Griffin    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Herbert E. Burke    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Bobby Rocker    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Steven S. Corbin    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Velma Neal    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn Rhoden    (GEORGE, S.C.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, AL)

Mr. Richard C. Johns    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Ms. Icesonnia P. Horsley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Hilderbrandt, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Grady Hawthorne    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Banks    (PASSAIC, NJ)

Mrs. Doris Griffin    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Emerson Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dicy Elizabeth Adams    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Aurey Summerall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary J. Drayton    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Deacon Joe Sturgis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Glenn Rhoden    (GEORGE, S.C.)

Mr. Adrian Devon Tindal    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert A. Mitcham    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Damien Deante Coney    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Lee Cook    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Michael A. Cain    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys J. LaCroix    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Wimbric Beasley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Icesonnia P. Horsley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert E. Burke    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Hawthorne    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dicy Elizabeth Adams    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Banks    (PASSAIC, NJ)

Mrs. Mary J. Drayton    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. William "Bill" Surchik    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mr. Adrian Devon Tindal    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Michael A. Cain    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Velma Neal    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

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

Ms. Willie Mae Willingham    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Wimbric Beasley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mother Annie Lou Irvin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, AL)

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

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

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Ms. Willie Mae Willingham    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Tyrion Gaffney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mother Annie Lou Irvin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Ewer    (CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Steven S. Corbin    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Tyrion Gaffney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Michael A. Cain (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden (DEARING, Ga.)

Deacon Joe Sturgis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Damien Deante Coney (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Hawthorne (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mother Annie Lou Irvin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard C. Johns (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Rocker (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Joshua Taylor Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Doris Griffin (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Winton Murphy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Wimbric Beasley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Banks (PASSAIC, NJ)

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

Mrs. Gladys J. LaCroix (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Dicy Elizabeth Adams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Ewer (CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.)

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Icesonnia P. Horsley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary J. Drayton (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Aurey Summerall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Howard L. Sellers (ANNISTON, AL)

Mrs. Velma Neal (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. James Lee Cook (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Herbert E. Burke (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mother Annie Lou Irvin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Adrian Devon Tindal (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Willie Mae Willingham (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Emerson Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William "Bill" Surchik (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

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

Mr. James Hilderbrandt, Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Sophie Oliphant (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Robert A. Mitcham (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Esther Longshore (ANNISTON, AL)

Overtime

Overtime

Area Announcements

Overtime
The Augusta GreenJackets game against the Rome Braves on Thursday night was postponed by rain.

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
The Augusta GreenJackets’ game against the Rome Braves on Thursday night was postponed by rain.

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
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.

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.

Teams on Tokyo time
TOKYO - Peyton Manning and Michael Vick will share the spotlight when they take the field Saturday at the American Bowl in Japan.

Teams on Tokyo time
TOKYO - Peyton Manning and Michael Vick will share the spotlight when they take the field Saturday at the American Bowl in Japan.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Events

This week

Children make library sidewalk colorful

Georgia Farmers Market prices

Boys have positive experience at camp

Honeymoon approaches 70 years

For the record

Fossils can be found in many places

Meetings

Sixteen are chosen in Kid's Count drawing

Lawyers are no match for doctors on the basketball court

Milestones

Quiet Hephzibah neighborhood is attracting residents

Reunions

Marine from Hephzibah enjoys helping Iraqis

Teens serve as ambassadors to Australia

FireBall become pleasant surprise

Homosexuality goes from floor of cutting room to main plotline

China tightens government control over television
BEIJING - China will bar new foreign television channels and step up censorship of imported programming, the Culture Ministry announced, adding to a sweeping effort to tighten the communist government's control over popular culture.

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

Do missing white females get more TV coverage?
NEW YORK - When "Dateline NBC" reporter Josh Mankiewicz asked television news division chiefs to talk about disproportionate coverage of attractive white females who go missing, only his boss agreed.

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.

DVDs revive dead television series

Do missing white females get more TV coverage?

China tightens government control over television
BEIJING - China will bar new foreign television channels and step up censorship of imported programming, the Culture Ministry announced, adding to a sweeping effort to tighten the communist government's control over popular culture.

China tightens government control over television

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

Do missing white females get more TV coverage?
NEW YORK - When "Dateline NBC" reporter Josh Mankiewicz asked television news division chiefs to talk about disproportionate coverage of attractive white females who go missing, only his boss agreed.

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

Applause calendar

Disc golf grows in popularity

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

Club calendar

Beginner finds challenge in flying disc

People in the News

Stuff to do

Spotted

Grubbin': Me Me Bobo's Chinese Restaurant

People in the News

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.