Athlete Spotlight: Aubrey Lamar
Although she was only in seventh grade, Aubrey Lamar was a starter at first base for the North Augusta High School junior varsity softball team last season.

Meetings
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays; Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken, 641-5926

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

Meetings
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays; Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken, 641-5926

Library system raises fees, fines to help meet expenses
The Aiken-Bamberg-Barnwell-Edgefield Regional Library System is increasing its fees and fines for the first time since 1984.

Swimmer has overcome some bad breaks
As the beginning of the South Carolina prep swim season approaches, Kyle Sink has one goal.

Youngsters are well-groomed for their return to books, bells
Schoolchildren occupied nearly every chair lined up against a wall of the Aiken County Recreation Center in Graniteville on Monday.

Mother's concern leads to special programs
It started out small. Pam Stickler wanted to find a recreational outlet for her 25-year-old son, Stephen, who has cerebral palsy, so she began a bowling league for children and adults with special needs in 2002. Now, about 45 people who are a part of the Alley Cats bowling league.

Aiken County Farmers Market
The Aiken County Farmers Market, at Williamsburg Street and Richland Avenue, sells fresh produce daily, depending on weather, from about 8:30 a.m. until vendors are sold out. Call 643-4660.

Around the block
Laurens Street in Aiken is the site of the monthly cruise-in from 1 to 5 p.m. today. All makes and models of cars and motorcycles will be shown. The free event is sponsored by the Aiken Horsepower Association. For more information, call 648-4761.

This week
LITTLE LEAGUE FOOTBALL REGISTRATION: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; Jackson Town Hall, 106 Main St.; for ages 7-12; $50 registration fee, $10 late fee after Monday

Library system raises fees, fines to help meet expenses
The Aiken-Bamberg-Barnwell-Edgefield Regional Library System is increasing its fees and fines for the first time since 1984.

Pet of the week
Lord Nelson, a 4-year-old English mastiff, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Pet of the week
Lord Nelson, a 4-year-old English mastiff, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

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

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

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.

Library events
AIKEN COUNTY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday

Recreation
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Aiken County Farmers Market
The Aiken County Farmers Market, at Williamsburg Street and Richland Avenue, sells fresh produce daily, depending on weather, from about 8:30 a.m. until vendors are sold out. Call 643-4660.

Library events
AIKEN COUNTYHOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday

Recreation
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Swimmer has overcome some bad breaks
As the beginning of the South Carolina prep swim season approaches, Kyle Sink has one goal.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for July 26-28. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Around the block
Laurens Street in Aiken is the site of the monthly cruise-in from 1 to 5 p.m. today. All makes and models of cars and motorcycles will be shown. The free event is sponsored by the Aiken Horsepower Association. For more information, call 648-4761.

Youngsters are well-groomed for their return to books, bells
Schoolchildren occupied nearly every chair lined up against a wall of the Aiken County Recreation Center in Graniteville on Monday.

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

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

United Way provides school supplies for children
More than 2,000 needy children in Aiken County won't have to go to school this week without paper, pencils or crayons.

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

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

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.

Mother's concern leads to special programs
It started out small. Pam Stickler wanted to find a recreational outlet for her 25-year-old son, Stephen, who has cerebral palsy, so she began a bowling league for children and adults with special needs in 2002. Now, about 45 people who are a part of the Alley Cats bowling league.

'Mirrors' reflects on life of Hendrix

Best-sellers list
This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Best-sellers list

'How to Be Bad' makes for good reading
It's the rare book that the reader puts down simply because, like a favorite dessert, it's so enjoyable he wants to save some for later.

'How to Be Bad' makes for good reading

Best-sellers list
This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

'Mirrors' reflects on life of Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix's life is so open to hyperbole and myth that sometimes it's hard to know what really happened during his brief, meteoric career.

'Mirrors' reflects on life of Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix's life is so open to hyperbole and myth that sometimes it's hard to know what really happened during his brief, meteoric career.

'How to Be Bad' makes for good reading
It's the rare book that the reader puts down simply because, like a favorite dessert, it's so enjoyable he wants to save some for later.

Judge: 'Da Vinci Code' does not violate copyrights of another author
NEW YORK - The best-selling thriller "The Da Vinci Code" does not infringe on the copyrights of a book published in 2000 by another author, a judge ruled.

Sheffield blasts media for article
TORONTO - Gary Sheffield knows who leads the New York Yankees, and it apparently isn't Derek Jeter or Alex Rodriguez.

Giants, Lowry shut down Astros
SAN FRANCISCO - Noah Lowry allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings to help the San Francisco Giants win a home series for the first time since May, beating the Houston Astros, 5-2 on Saturday.

Belcher moving on up to Reds' low-A Dragons
Forgive Jordan Belcher if he was a little tired for his debut as a Dayton Dragon on Friday.

Sheffield blasts media for article

Belcher moving on up to Reds' low-A Dragons

Giants, Lowry shut down Astros
SAN FRANCISCO - Noah Lowry allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings to help the San Francisco Giants win a home series for the first time since May, beating the Houston Astros, 5-2 on Saturday.

Belcher moving on up to Reds' low-A Dragons
Forgive Jordan Belcher if he was a little tired for his debut as a Dayton Dragon on Friday.

Sheffield blasts media for article
TORONTO - Gary Sheffield knows who leads the New York Yankees, and it apparently isn't Derek Jeter or Alex Rodriguez.

Giants, Lowry shut down Astros

Postcards from all over, but none from Nebraska

Nicole Elizabeth Chagaris
Christopher and Angela Chagaris of Mooresville, NC are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Nicole Elizabeth, born July 4, 2005 at Caroline Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

Al'tariq Daivon Singley
William and Aylmer Singley of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Al'tariq Daivon, born July 7, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Jonas Knehemiah Schafer
Deonna Schafer of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Jonas Knehemiah, born July 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Erin Samantha Peters
Thomas and Lisa Peters of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Erin Samantha, born June 15, 05, at University Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 10:48 p.m., weighed 4 lbs., 15.5 oz., and was 18 inches. Proud grandparents are Edmund and Irene Gion of Harve de Grace, Md., and Robert and Susan Peters of Geneva, Ill..

Marcus Fox Harper
Jill Pearson and Marcus Harper are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Marcus Fox, born June 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Campbell Sophia Gardner
Denny and Kyle Gardner of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Campbell Sophia, born July 19, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Jared Lewis Evans

Olivia Rose Squarcette
Traci Squarcette of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Olivia Rose, born June 26, 2005 at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Owen Hunter Hughes
Heather Hughes and Christopher Paul are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Owen Hunter, born July 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nicole Elizabeth Chagaris
Christopher and Angela Chagaris of Mooresville, NC are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Nicole Elizabeth, born July 4, 2005 at Caroline Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

Contact us about your birth announcement
Do you have a new bundle of joy? Well let us know by publishing your baby's birth announcement in The Augusta Chronicle! You may submit the application provided by the hospital or you may contact our Celebrations Department to have one mailed or faxed to you! The application is also available online at www.augustachronicle.com !! Please call 706-828-3844 for more information. Announcements with a photo start at $25.

Caira Alexandria Madison
Carthel and Shannon Madison of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Caira Alexandria, born June 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mark and Sherry Allen
Mark and Sherry Allen of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Mark, born June 22, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 1:19 p.m., weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz., and was 19 inches. Proud grandparents are Don and Darlene Skinner of Martinez, and Dennis and Fay Allen of Augusta. He was welcomed home by big brother Joshua Allen age 4.

Cameron Moses Germany

Sharpton George
George and Katrenda Sharpton of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, George, born September 4, 2004 at Atlanta Medical Hospital in Atlanta.

Bethany Grace Screws
Tony and Amy Screws of Sandersville are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Bethany Grace, born July 15, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Taryn Le'ah Vandiver

Al'tariq Daivon Singley

Tristan Matthew McClain
Matthew and Ashley of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tristan Matthew, born July 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Caira Alexandria Madison

Parker Douglas Story
Jeffrey and Kellie Story of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Parker Douglas, on July 4, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Bethany Grace Screws

Carlos Xavian Nickerson
Shannon Woodruff and Ernest Nickerson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carlos Xavian, born July 26, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Carlos Xavian Nickerson
Shannon Woodruff and Ernest Nickerson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carlos Xavian, born July 26, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kemari Abrielle Brown
Tekela McCray and Kevin Brown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kemari Abrielle, born June 22, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Mark and Sherry Allen
Mark and Sherry Allen of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Mark, born June 22, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 1:19 p.m., weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz., and was 19 inches. Proud grandparents are Don and Darlene Skinner of Martinez, and Dennis and Fay Allen of Augusta. He was welcomed home by big brother Joshua Allen age 4.

Elijah James Getts
James and Jennifer Getts of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah James, born July 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Benjamin Edward Dugan
Derek and Debby Dugan of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Edward, born July 24, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Hospital in Aiken.

Campbell Sophia Gardner
Denny and Kyle Gardner of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Campbell Sophia, born July 19, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Jared Lewis Evans
Mordecal and Kim Evans of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jared Lewis, born July 18, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Benjamin Edward Dugan
Derek and Debby Dugan of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Edward, born July 24, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Hospital in Aiken.

Sharpton George
George and Katrenda Sharpton of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, George, born September 4, 2004 at Atlanta Medical Hospital in Atlanta.

Taryn Le'ah Vandiver
Terrance and Maria Vandiver of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Taryn Le'ah, born July 26, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 12:39 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz., and was 20 inches. Proud grandparents are Jimmy and Sylvia Bell of Martinez, GA, and Wanda Johnson of Atlanta, GA, and Thomas Vandiver of Augusta, GA. She was welcomed home by big brother Terrence Vandiver, age 22 months.

Bethany Grace Screws
Tony and Amy Screws of Sandersville are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Bethany Grace, born July 15, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Contact us about your birth announcement

Joseph Malachi Fields
John and Cheri Fields of Mannheim, Germany are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Joseph Malachi, born May 11, 2005 in Mannheim, Germany. He made his debut at 6 a.m., weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz., and was 21 1/4 inches. Proud grandparents are Verlf and Lois Bell of Hartford, MI, and the late William and late Debbi Fields of Bath, SC. He was welcomed home by big sister Charity Fields age 2.

Daquan Antonio Small
Stephanie Quarles and Cordarryl Small are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Daquan Antonio, born July 15, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Al'tariq Daivon Singley
William and Aylmer Singley of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Al'tariq Daivon, born July 7, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Cameron Moses Germany
Moses and Cheryl Germany of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Cameron Moses, born July 8, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Tryston Michael McCladdie

Taryn Le'ah Vandiver
Terrance and Maria Vandiver of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Taryn Le'ah, born July 26, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. She made her debut at 12:39 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz., and was 20 inches. Proud grandparents are Jimmy and Sylvia Bell of Martinez, GA, and Wanda Johnson of Atlanta, GA, and Thomas Vandiver of Augusta, GA. She was welcomed home by big brother Terrence Vandiver, age 22 months.

Elijah James Getts

Daquan Antonio Small

Mark and Sherry Allen

Parker Douglas Story
Jeffrey and Kellie Story of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Parker Douglas, on July 4, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Tremayne Edward Collins

Joseph Malachi Fields
John and Cheri Fields of Mannheim, Germany are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Joseph Malachi, born May 11, 2005 in Mannheim, Germany. He made his debut at 6 a.m., weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz., and was 21 1/4 inches. Proud grandparents are Verlf and Lois Bell of Hartford, MI, and the late William and late Debbi Fields of Bath, SC. He was welcomed home by big sister Charity Fields age 2.

Sharpton George

Tryston Michael McCladdie
Tony and Katherine McCladdie of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tryston Michael, born July 19, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Campbell Sophia Gardner

Cameron Moses Germany
Moses and Cheryl Germany of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Cameron Moses, born July 8, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Jonas Knehemiah Schafer
Deonna Schafer of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Jonas Knehemiah, born July 7, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Daquan Antonio Small
Stephanie Quarles and Cordarryl Small are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Daquan Antonio, born July 15, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Joshua Ismael Rodriguez
Ismael and Kathy Rodriguez of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Joshua Ismael, born April 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nicole Elizabeth Chagaris

Tremayne Edward Collins
Keenan Stewart and Terrance Collins are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tremayne Edward, born July 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 2:41 p.m., weighed 7 lbs., 13oz., and was 21 1/2 inches. Proud grandparents are Daisy Stewart and Rufus Clifford and Henrietta Curry and Charlie Collins, all of Augusta. He was welcomed home by big sister Rachelle age 15 and big brother Anthony age 13.

Jonas Knehemiah Schafer

Contact us about your birth announcement
Do you have a new bundle of joy? Well let us know by publishing your baby's birth announcement in The Augusta Chronicle! You may submit the application provided by the hospital or you may contact our Celebrations Department to have one mailed or faxed to you! The application is also available online at www.augustachronicle.com !! Please call 706-828-3844 for more information. Announcements with a photo start at $25.

Olivia Rose Squarcette

Tryston Michael McCladdie
Tony and Katherine McCladdie of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tryston Michael, born July 19, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Carlos Xavian Nickerson

Olivia Rose Squarcette
Traci Squarcette of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Olivia Rose, born June 26, 2005 at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Joseph Malachi Fields

Caira Alexandria Madison
Carthel and Shannon Madison of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Caira Alexandria, born June 28, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kemari Abrielle Brown

Jared Lewis Evans
Mordecal and Kim Evans of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jared Lewis, born July 18, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Joshua Ismael Rodriguez

Benjamin Edward Dugan

Tristan Matthew McClain

Tristan Matthew McClain
Matthew and Ashley of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tristan Matthew, born July 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Parker Douglas Story

Elijah James Getts
James and Jennifer Getts of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah James, born July 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tremayne Edward Collins
Keenan Stewart and Terrance Collins are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tremayne Edward, born July 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 2:41 p.m., weighed 7 lbs., 13oz., and was 21 1/2 inches. Proud grandparents are Daisy Stewart and Rufus Clifford and Henrietta Curry and Charlie Collins, all of Augusta. He was welcomed home by big sister Rachelle age 15 and big brother Anthony age 13.

Marcus Fox Harper

Marcus Fox Harper
Jill Pearson and Marcus Harper are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Marcus Fox, born June 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Joshua Ismael Rodriguez
Ismael and Kathy Rodriguez of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Joshua Ismael, born April 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kemari Abrielle Brown
Tekela McCray and Kevin Brown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kemari Abrielle, born June 22, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Braves slam Cardinals for easy win
ST. LOUIS - Andruw Jones arrived at the Busch Stadium lobby Friday afternoon to a greeting one might hear at a cash register or neighborhood bar.

Cardinals put brakes on Smoltz
ST. LOUIS - John Smoltz lost a game Friday. That's news, folks. Pretty big news, actually.

Jones doesn't expect return in near future

Cardinals put brakes on Smoltz

Hampton a step closer to return
ST. LOUIS - Braves starter Mike Hampton had a bounce to his step Friday afternoon that hadn't been visibly present in quite a while.

Hampton a step closer to return

Jones doesn't expect return in near future
ST. LOUIS - Chipper Jones' injured right shoulder is perhaps more serious than was initially believed.

Cardinals put brakes on Smoltz
ST. LOUIS - John Smoltz lost a game Friday. That's news, folks. Pretty big news, actually.

Hampton a step closer to return
ST. LOUIS - Braves starter Mike Hampton had a bounce to his step Friday afternoon that hadn't been visibly present in quite a while.

Jones doesn't expect return in near future
ST. LOUIS - Chipper Jones' injured right shoulder is perhaps more serious than was initially believed.

Auto parts supplier hits credit line

Home plans in magazines are often incompletehome energy

Home plans in magazines are often incompletehome energy
Q: While waiting in line at the supermarket, I picked up one of those magazines with house plans and browsed through it. I saw a lot of interesting homes, and I wonder how easy it is to just clip an article and have someone local build such a house for me. Does this work OK?

Counties hope to attract industry

Counties hope to attract industry
Space is tight, so economic developers in Richmond and Columbia counties are making like a hermit crab and finding a new shell.

Business bits
- Jennifer Roberts has been promoted from intern to production assistant at Ocozzio. Leah Moore has joined the company as a graphic design artist in the Augusta office. The Anderson, S.C., native earned a bachelor's degree in graphic communications at Clemson University.

Nigerian e-mail scammers face crackdown
LAGOS, Nigeria - Day in, day out, a strapping, amiable 24-year-old who calls himself Kele B. heads to an Internet cafe, hunkers down at a computer and casts his net on the cyber-waters.

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Not Just Coffee, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce morning networking event, topic: Maintain Your Brain: Alzheimer's Awareness, speakers Kathy Tuckey and Carrie Valentine, Augusta Region Alzheimer's Association; Dr. Suzanne Smith, assistant professor and director of Memory Clinic for Neurology; 7:30 a.m.; Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 671 N. Belair Road; chamber members free, nonmembers $10; call 651-0018.

Business briefs

Wholesale retailers look overseas to stock local floral shops
Len Collins barters with South American dealers, handles snakes and even braves phantoms.

Study says seniors benefit from reverse mortgage
Reverse mortgages could be used by millions of older adults to pay the rising costs of long-term care, a study by the National Council on the Aging has found.

Nigerian e-mail scammers face crackdown
LAGOS, Nigeria - Day in, day out, a strapping, amiable 24-year-old who calls himself Kele B. heads to an Internet cafe, hunkers down at a computer and casts his net on the cyber-waters.

FCC deregulates high-speed access
WASHINGTON - Beginning in about a year, phone companies won't have to lease their high-speed lines to competing Internet service providers at government-set rates, the Federal Communications Commission decided Friday.

Business briefs
The time was, the prospect of union organizing could make a corporate manager quake. apparently, unions aren't not so scary these days.

Wholesale retailers look overseas to stock local floral shops
Len Collins barters with South American dealers, handles snakes and even braves phantoms.

Richmond County business licenses
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from May 2005:

China tips its glass to grape-based wine
BEIJING - For the Chinese, alcohol long meant beer or Chinese wine, which is made from grain rather than grapes.

Home plans in magazines are often incompletehome energy
Q: While waiting in line at the supermarket, I picked up one of those magazines with house plans and browsed through it. I saw a lot of interesting homes, and I wonder how easy it is to just clip an article and have someone local build such a house for me. Does this work OK?

Wholesale retailers look overseas to stock local floral shops

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 20-25. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

China tips its glass to grape-based wine

China tips its glass to grape-based wine
BEIJING - For the Chinese, alcohol long meant beer or Chinese wine, which is made from grain rather than grapes.

Richmond County property transfers

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 20-25. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Richmond County business licenses
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from May 2005:

Business calendar

Auto parts supplier hits credit line
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. said Friday that it's dipping into its credit line to finance operations, raising speculation it might declare bankruptcy if restructuring talks with General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers union are unsuccessful.

Richmond County business licenses

Business briefs
The time was, the prospect of union organizing could make a corporate manager quake. apparently, unions aren't not so scary these days.

Business bits
- Jennifer Roberts has been promoted from intern to production assistant at Ocozzio. Leah Moore has joined the company as a graphic design artist in the Augusta office. The Anderson, S.C., native earned a bachelor's degree in graphic communications at Clemson University.

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Not Just Coffee, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce morning networking event, topic: Maintain Your Brain: Alzheimer's Awareness, speakers Kathy Tuckey and Carrie Valentine, Augusta Region Alzheimer's Association; Dr. Suzanne Smith, assistant professor and director of Memory Clinic for Neurology; 7:30 a.m.; Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 671 N. Belair Road; chamber members free, nonmembers $10; call 651-0018.

Nigerian e-mail scammers face crackdown

Auto parts supplier hits credit line
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. said Friday that it's dipping into its credit line to finance operations, raising speculation it might declare bankruptcy if restructuring talks with General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers union are unsuccessful.

Business bits

Counties hope to attract industry
Space is tight, so economic developers in Richmond and Columbia counties are making like a hermit crab and finding a new shell.

Editorial cartoon

New attitudes abound near election

New attitudes abound near election
The Augusta mayor and commissioners should have to stand for re-election every year. They get a new attitude.

New attitudes abound near election
The Augusta mayor and commissioners should have to stand for re-election every year. They get a new attitude.

Clemson, staff get to work

Clemson, staff get to work
CLEMSON, S.C. - New offensive coordinator Rob Spence stood behind his five Clemson passers, watching centers snap the ball to quarterbacks again and again.

Clemson, staff get to work
CLEMSON, S.C. - New offensive coordinator Rob Spence stood behind his five Clemson passers, watching centers snap the ball to quarterbacks again and again.

Weather wrecks Miami's practice plan
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Not a single raindrop fell Saturday afternoon on Miami's practice fields. Skies were blue, dotted with puffy white clouds, and an slight breeze brought relief from 88-degree temperatures.

Weather wrecks Miami's practice plan
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Not a single raindrop fell Saturday afternoon on Miami's practice fields. Skies were blue, dotted with puffy white clouds, and an slight breeze brought relief from 88-degree temperatures.

Weather wrecks Miami's practice plan

Holding on, holding out
Some Augusta voters opposed to the June 21 bond issue said they wouldn't approve giving the city more money until past sales tax funds were accounted for.

Sanford's busy summer

Granted, it'll be tough
We're not absolutely certain it will happen, whom it will involve or how much money it will encompass.

Sanford's busy summer
There's a lot more going on in South Carolina during these dog days of summer than the news that Gov. Mark Sanford's former spokesman, Will Folks, pled guilty to a domestic violence charge.

Granted, it'll be tough
We're not absolutely certain it will happen, whom it will involve or how much money it will encompass.

Monitor sex criminals
It's hard to know whether sex assaults on children are happening with more frequency than in the past, or if they're simply being reported more often.

Holding on, holding out

Holding on, holding out
Some Augusta voters opposed to the June 21 bond issue said they wouldn't approve giving the city more money until past sales tax funds were accounted for.

Sanford's busy summer
There's a lot more going on in South Carolina during these dog days of summer than the news that Gov. Mark Sanford's former spokesman, Will Folks, pled guilty to a domestic violence charge.

Granted, it'll be tough

Jessica Simpson calls Daisy Duke an 'iconish' figure
NEW YORK - In the eyes of Jessica Simpson, Daisy Duke is an "iconish" figure.

Chinese firm debuts TV show for the cell phone
BEIJING - It's a super-modern love story made for the small screen - the very small screen.

Iacocca teams with Snoop Dogg in new Chrysler ad
Former Chrysler Corp. chairman Lee Iacocca and Snoop Dogg appear together in Chrysler Group's latest ads for its employee-pricing program, a duo guaranteed to raise some eyebrows.

Chinese firm debuts TV show for the cell phone
BEIJING - It's a super-modern love story made for the small screen - the very small screen.

Iacocca teams with Snoop Dogg in new Chrysler ad
Former Chrysler Corp. chairman Lee Iacocca and Snoop Dogg appear together in Chrysler Group's latest ads for its employee-pricing program, a duo guaranteed to raise some eyebrows.

Options trading: some strategies might be risky

Options trading: some strategies might be risky
NEW YORK - Options trading used to be considered an exotic form of investing that most individual investors left to the pros.

Options trading: some strategies might be risky
NEW YORK - Options trading used to be considered an exotic form of investing that most individual investors left to the pros.

Ga. Tech fit for run at ACC championship
ATLANTA - Five months after suffering a heart attack while playing racquetball, Chan Gailey is 30 pounds lighter and says he has found it easier than ever to move around the court in his morning rituals.

Gailey's future about more than '05 record
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's 2005 season is being billed by some as Chan Gailey's last stand.

Gailey's future about more than '05 record
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's 2005 season is being billed by some as Chan Gailey's last stand.

Ga. Tech fit for run at ACC championship
ATLANTA - Five months after suffering a heart attack while playing racquetball, Chan Gailey is 30 pounds lighter and says he has found it easier than ever to move around the court in his morning rituals.

Ga. Tech fit for run at ACC championship

Gailey's future about more than '05 record

GreenJackets earn split with Rome
Heading into Friday night's doubleheader, it would have been hard for Brian Horwitz to improve his performance at the plate.

Jackets zip up win in Braves series
Augusta's five-run third inning was highlighted by a three-run home run by John Armitage to help the GreenJackets to a 6-2 victory over Rome.

Jackets zip up win in Braves series
Augusta's five-run third inning was highlighted by a three-run home run by John Armitage to help the GreenJackets to a 6-2 victory over Rome.

Purtzer retains lead with strong second round
BLAINE, Minn. - Tom Purtzer will try to avoid the final-round troubles that cost him victories at the 3M Championship the last two years.

Lopez looking ahead
QUINCY, Mass. - Solheim Cup captain Nancy Lopez doesn't worry that the youngsters on the American team will be overeager when they tee up for the U.S.-against-Europe tournament.\r\n

Golf: Pressel roars into semis
ROSWELL, Ga. - Morgan Pressel advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur, beating fourth-seeded Jennie Lee 7 and 6 on Friday.

Lopez looking ahead

Ace in the hole helps Herlong
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Wes Herlong's youth saved him a pocketful of money Saturday at Pine Ridge Country Club, where a hole-in-one helped him shoot 4-under-par 68 to take the first-round lead in the Perry Watson Memorial golf tournament.

Ace in the hole helps Herlong

Golf: Pressel roars into semis
ROSWELL, Ga. - Morgan Pressel advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur, beating fourth-seeded Jennie Lee 7 and 6 on Friday.

Pressel, Martinez reach Women's Amateur final

Ace in the hole helps Herlong
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Wes Herlong's youth saved him a pocketful of money Saturday at Pine Ridge Country Club, where a hole-in-one helped him shoot 4-under-par 68 to take the first-round lead in the Perry Watson Memorial golf tournament.

Top senior content with amateur status

Lopez looking ahead
QUINCY, Mass. - Solheim Cup captain Nancy Lopez doesn't worry that the youngsters on the American team will be overeager when they tee up for the U.S.-against-Europe tournament.

Purtzer retains lead with strong second round

Pressel, Martinez reach Women's Amateur final
ROSWELL, Ga. - Morgan Pressel compensated for some shaky putting Saturday with a 92-yard eagle at No. 10 on her way to reaching the final at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.

Sunday's marathon a test of athleticism, stamina

Golf: Pressel roars into semis

Sunday's marathon a test of athleticism, stamina
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - PGA Tour players, and especially their caddies, have been battling the hilly Castle Pines Golf Club while fighting for air in the thin Colorado altitude all week.

Top senior content with amateur status
This season's best Regions Cup senior golfer likes to get away from the game when the spring/summer amateur tournament series takes a break.

Purtzer retains lead with strong second round
BLAINE, Minn. - Tom Purtzer will try to avoid the final-round troubles that cost him victories at the 3M Championship the last two years.

Top senior content with amateur status
This season's best Regions Cup senior golfer likes to get away from the game when the spring/summer amateur tournament series takes a break.

Pressel, Martinez reach Women's Amateur final
ROSWELL, Ga. - Morgan Pressel compensated for some shaky putting Saturday with a 92-yard eagle at No. 10 on her way to reaching the final at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.

Sunday's marathon a test of athleticism, stamina
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - PGA Tour players, and especially their caddies, have been battling the hilly Castle Pines Golf Club while fighting for air in the thin Colorado altitude all week.

Jackets zip up win in Braves series

Postcards from all over, but none from Nebraska
There are three things I can tell you about Nebraska that you probably don't know.

Postcards from all over, but none from Nebraska
There are three things I can tell you about Nebraska that you probably don't know.

Unfinished building falls down
No one was hurt when a building under construction collapsed Saturday afternoon near Grovetown, Columbia County officials said.

Civil rights journalist dies at 79
The woman who garnered national attention to the plight of blacks in the segregated South by taunting the Ku Klux Klan in fiery editorials and later became the first reporter to cover the new bomb plant in Aiken for The Augusta Chronicle died Saturday at her home in Aiken.

Civil rights journalist dies at 79
The woman who garnered national attention to the plight of blacks in the segregated South by taunting the Ku Klux Klan in fiery editorials and later became the first reporter to cover the new bomb plant in Aiken for The Augusta Chronicle died Saturday at her home in Aiken.

Goosen wins International
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - At this tournament, a big number on a Sunday was something to savor for Retief Goosen.

Unfinished building falls down
No one was hurt when a building under construction collapsed Saturday afternoon near Grovetown, Columbia County officials said.

Unfinished building falls down
No one was hurt when a building under construction collapsed Saturday afternoon near Grovetown, Columbia County officials said.

Community improvement is patriotic
I have always admired patriotic people who care enough about our country to make some kind of a contribution - some selfless activity to demonstrate their appreciation.Eleanor Farrell, Augusta

Make informed opinions on war
From letters and articles in The Chronicle concerning the decision of Father Bob Cushing to attend the 60th anniversary commemoration of the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan, one thing is clear. Anne Brotherton, Augusta

Man died of gunshot wound, autopsy shows
I have always admired patriotic people who care enough about our country to make some kind of a contribution - some selfless activity to demonstrate their appreciation.Eleanor Farrell, Augusta

Community improvement is patriotic
I have always admired patriotic people who care enough about our country to make some kind of a contribution - some selfless activity to demonstrate their appreciation.Eleanor Farrell, Augusta

Where are GOP values in Rove affair?
Three of Georgia's Republican elected officials - U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, and U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss - claim they represent the party of moral values.Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Where are GOP values in Rove affair?
Three of Georgia's Republican elected officials - U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, and U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss - claim they represent the party of moral values.Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Community improvement is patriotic

Where are GOP values in Rove affair?

Baptism warrants monetary gift to pastor

Shipwreck stories galore at graveyard museum

Chocolate: Dark, delectable and healthful?

Italian designers buckle down to face fashion invasion

Not every salesman likes blood

Fashion briefs

Heritage decorates home in Evans

Living briefs

Officials hope mountain scenes bring more tourists

'McCoys' brings Python humor to paper

Officials hope mountain scenes bring more tourists
ALISHAN, Taiwan - It's 5:25 on a chilly Asian morning, and just to the east of Taiwan's Mount Zhu, the sun is bursting through a thick mantle of clouds wedged between sylvan mountain ridges at a height of more than 6,000 feet.

Baptism warrants monetary gift to pastor
Dear Carson: My son recently was baptized, and I would like to give the pastor a monetary gift as a thank you. Do I give the check to the pastor in his name or to the church earmarked for the Pastor's Discretionary Fund? My wish is that he would use the money as he sees fit.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - No pair of jeans is one size fits all, and Gap is acknowledging that. The brand, which built itself on the reputation of its wardrobe staples such as T-shirts and denim, begins the fall fashion season with three fits of jeans for three different body types.

Chocolate: Dark, delectable and healthful?
Chocolate fanatics got a dose of good news in July when researchers announced that dark chocolate might help lower blood pressure and improve insulin resistance.

'McCoys' brings Python humor to paper
And now for something completely different: The Flying McCoys.

Living briefs
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.

Italian designers buckle down to face fashion invasion
MILAN, Italy - Italian designers, used to living in the lap of luxury with as much bling in their coffers as on their sparkling outfits, are buckling down to face the challenge from an Asian clothing industry bursting at the seams.

Baptism warrants monetary gift to pastor
Dear Carson: My son recently was baptized, and I would like to give the pastor a monetary gift as a thank you. Do I give the check to the pastor in his name or to the church earmarked for the Pastor's Discretionary Fund? My wish is that he would use the money as he sees fit.

Living briefs
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.

Heritage decorates home in Evans
Daniel and Maria Fodera consider Evans home, but their house would be at home in Spain.

Heritage decorates home in Evans
Daniel and Maria Fodera consider Evans home, but their house would be at home in Spain.

'McCoys' brings Python humor to paper
And now for something completely different: The Flying McCoys.

Not every salesman likes blood
The lot looked deserted. The only movement was the bobbing of the balloons floating from the antennas of a row of gleaming new cars. Even though I couldn't see him, I knew he was lurking in the shadows, eager to pounce on his prey.

Not every salesman likes blood
The lot looked deserted. The only movement was the bobbing of the balloons floating from the antennas of a row of gleaming new cars. Even though I couldn't see him, I knew he was lurking in the shadows, eager to pounce on his prey.

Shipwreck stories galore at graveyard museum
HATTERAS, N.C. - From its entrance, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum makes it clear that this is a museum more interested in what's below the water's surface than above it.

Officials hope mountain scenes bring more tourists
ALISHAN, Taiwan - It's 5:25 on a chilly Asian morning, and just to the east of Taiwan's Mount Zhu, the sun is bursting through a thick mantle of clouds wedged between sylvan mountain ridges at a height of more than 6,000 feet.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - No pair of jeans is one size fits all, and Gap is acknowledging that. The brand, which built itself on the reputation of its wardrobe staples such as T-shirts and denim, begins the fall fashion season with three fits of jeans for three different body types.

Shipwreck stories galore at graveyard museum
HATTERAS, N.C. - From its entrance, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum makes it clear that this is a museum more interested in what's below the water's surface than above it.

Chocolate: Dark, delectable and healthful?
Chocolate fanatics got a dose of good news in July when researchers announced that dark chocolate might help lower blood pressure and improve insulin resistance.

Italian designers buckle down to face fashion invasion
MILAN, Italy - Italian designers, used to living in the lap of luxury with as much bling in their coffers as on their sparkling outfits, are buckling down to face the challenge from an Asian clothing industry bursting at the seams.

Kid of the Day
Arria Brina' Wright is today's Kid of the Day.

A new place to work out
Family Y members try out the new Wheeler Road facility Saturday.

New obstacles arise in old fight
The slight happened 45 years ago, but Joe Greene remembers the incident as if it occurred yesterday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Police have identified a suspect in last month's shooting outside a Columbia radio station.

News you can use
As children head back to the classroom, they could fall victim to an insect you can barely see: head lice. Head lice can cause more than just a headache for parents; they can get a child kicked out of school until the critters are gone. Here's what to do if your child picks up lice:

Across the area
Erin Beasley was crowned Miss Augusta on Saturday night and will represent the area in the Miss Georgia pageant in June.

Unfinished building falls down

Students settle into new housing
Students can now call Augusta State University home.

Rants and raves
WHOEVER SAID the Appling police department doesn't treat people with respect is wrong. My son was up there in the detention center and they treated me and my husband with all kinds of respect. So you are wrong. They are polite as can be.

Race has role in election results
The numbers suggest that something could occur in Augusta later this year that hasn't happened in nearly a quarter century.

Community centers could benefit many
Chuck Graham doesn't need a meteorologist to tell him whether the weather is bad outside the Boys and Girls Club of Augusta.

Goosen wins International
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - At this tournament, a big number on a Sunday was something to savor for Retief Goosen.

Doctors suggest updated vaccine
Sarah McDonagh was not happy as she watched nurse Traci Talman approach her with a syringe.

Race has role in election results
The numbers suggest that something could occur in Augusta later this year that hasn't happened in nearly a quarter century.

Stores recognize sales potential with Hispanics

Kroc proposal stirs dreams of revitalized neighborhood
It could take an army to revitalize the historic Harrisburg neighborhood, and that's just what community leaders are hoping for.

Doctors suggest updated vaccine

Facility could renew Chafee
As a kid growing up in the 1960s, Bob Woodhurst taught swimming lessons at the crowded neighborhood pool at Chafee Park.

Marchers rally to preserve legislation

Community centers could benefit many
Chuck Graham doesn't need a meteorologist to tell him whether the weather is bad outside the Boys and Girls Club of Augusta.

Cleaning up

Rants and raves
WHOEVER SAID the Appling police department doesn't treat people with respect is wrong. My son was up there in the detention center and they treated me and my husband with all kinds of respect. So you are wrong. They are polite as can be.

Unfinished building falls down

Unfinished building falls down
No one was hurt when a building under construction collapsed Saturday afternoon near Grovetown, Columbia County officials said.

State Democratic Party in debt
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The state's Republican and Democratic parties have quite different financial pictures, with the GOP flush with cash and the Democrats in debt, according to Federal Election Commission reports.

Marchers rally to preserve legislation
ATLANTA - More than 10,000 marchers stormed Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and trekked through the historic Atlanta University Center chanting, singing and clapping Saturday in support of extending the 40-year-old Voting Rights Act.

New obstacles arise in old fight
The slight happened 45 years ago, but Joe Greene remembers the incident as if it occurred yesterday.

Race has role in election results
The numbers suggest that something could occur in Augusta later this year that hasn't happened in nearly a quarter century.Voters could again elect a black mayor - if Augustans follow their usual pattern of voting along racial lines.

Jackson looks to preserve voting act
ATLANTA - In two years will blacks lose their right to vote? No.

Graniteville residents enjoy music, games
Graniteville residents gathered for a community picnic Saturday afternoon at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School for a time of fellowship and healing.

Interest in hospital sale is high

State Democratic Party in debt
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The state's Republican and Democratic parties have quite different financial pictures, with the GOP flush with cash and the Democrats in debt, according to Federal Election Commission reports.\r\n

Jackson looks to preserve voting act

Civil rights journalist dies at 79
The woman who garnered national attention to the plight of blacks in the segregated South by taunting the Ku Klux Klan in fiery editorials and later became the first reporter to cover the new bomb plant in Aiken for The Augusta Chronicle died Saturday at her home in Aiken.

Lack of money delays program

Cleaning up
Gary Hattaway rakes among the tombstones at the Confederate soldier section of Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta.

Across Georgia
MOULTRIE - A man who is accused of kidnapping a woman and two young children was arrested Saturday afternoon in Rock Hill, S.C., police said.

Evans revisits consolidation idea
One day, Evans just might become an official city government - a consolidated one at that.

Race has role in election results
The numbers suggest that something could occur in Augusta later this year that hasn't happened in nearly a quarter century.Voters could again elect a black mayor - if Augustans follow their usual pattern of voting along racial lines.

Students settle into new housing
Students can now call Augusta State University home.

Goosen wins International

Where we live
Petticoat Junction - At 7:30 a.m., a group dressed in blue jerseys begin to trickle out of the gymnasium at the rear of the campus at Silver Bluff High School.

Civil rights journalist dies at 79

Marchers rally to preserve legislation
ATLANTA - More than 10,000 marchers stormed Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and trekked through the historic Atlanta University Center chanting, singing and clapping Saturday in support of extending the 40-year-old Voting Rights Act.

Kid of the day

Interest in hospital sale is high
The parent company of St. Joseph Hospital announced Friday that there is "significant interest" in its offer to sell the hospital.

Across the area

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Civil rights journalist dies at 79
The woman who garnered national attention to the plight of blacks in the segregated South by taunting the Ku Klux Klan in fiery editorials and later became the first reporter to cover the new bomb plant in Aiken for The Augusta Chronicle died Saturday at her home in Aiken.

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

Graniteville residents enjoy music, games
Graniteville residents gathered for a community picnic Saturday afternoon at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School for a time of fellowship and healing.

Charity official applauds pursuit of center
Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairman Duncan Wheale said the Augusta Commission's decision to embrace the agency's plans to develop a $20 million community center put him in mind of another song title that fits the Garden City: New Attitude by Patti LaBelle.

Evans revisits consolidation idea
One day, Evans just might become an official city government - a consolidated one at that.

Father drowns during fishing trip
Cameron Casey Quick and Ronald Sims were more than just brothers-in-law; they were fishing buddies.

Empty nuclear waste tanks could be sealed later

Empty nuclear waste tanks could be sealed later
AIKEN - The Department of Energy should delay sealing some radioactive waste tanks at Savannah River Site for as long as 10 years after they've been emptied, according to an independent study released Friday.

Across the area
Fire destroyed a brick home off Boykin Road in south Augusta Friday night.

Woman finds boyfriend's body
Richmond County sheriff's investigators examined a "suspicious death" Friday evening after a woman found her boyfriend dead in their south Augusta home.

Perdue warns against pork-barrel projects
ATLANTA - When it comes to protecting taxpayers' money, Gov. Sonny Perdue wants those in government to know there's a new sheriff in town.

News you can use
As children head back to the classroom, they could fall victim to an insect you can barely see: head lice. Head lice can cause more than just a headache for parents; they can get a child kicked out of school until the critters are gone. Here's what to do if your child picks up lice:

Supporters of CAFTA stress Georgia benefit
ATLANTA - Georgia stands to benefit more than most states from the trade agreement between the United States and six Central American and Caribbean countries that President Bush signed into law Tuesday, according to supporters.

Lack of money delays program
A proposal to curb delinquent behavior has yet to take root, and supporters blame a lack of funding.

Civil rights journalist dies at 79

New hires prepare before teaching first class
Statewide training, local orientation and that tidbit of wisdom from her mother are helping first-year teacher Marie Blair get ready for the start of school.

News you can use

News you can use
Events in the area:

Across Georgia

Stores recognize sales potential with Hispanics
ATLANTA - Looking past the stacks of bagged tortillas and rows of dried chile spices, Enrique Sarto grabs a bottle of meat marinade.

Father drowns during fishing trip

Across Georgia
ROME - A Floyd County police officer shot and wounded a man who came at him with a machete during a domestic dispute, authorities said.

Shoppers take advantage of tax holiday

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Two South Carolina infants have died from whooping cough - the first deaths reported from the disease in the state in nearly three years.

Charity official applauds pursuit of center

Across the area
Fire destroyed a brick home off Boykin Road in south Augusta Friday night.

Perdue warns against pork-barrel projects

Doctors suggest updated vaccine
Sarah McDonagh was not happy as she watched nurse Traci Talman approach her with a syringe.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Police have identified a suspect in last month's shooting outside a Columbia radio station.

Perdue warns against pork-barrel projects
ATLANTA - When it comes to protecting taxpayers' money, Gov. Sonny Perdue wants those in government to know there's a new sheriff in town.

Kid of the day
Kelby Austin Moseley is today's Kid of the Day.

Jackson looks to preserve voting act
ATLANTA - In two years will blacks lose their right to vote? No.

A new place to work out
Family Y members try out the new Wheeler Road facility Saturday.

Supporters of CAFTA stress Georgia benefit
ATLANTA - Georgia stands to benefit more than most states from the trade agreement between the United States and six Central American and Caribbean countries that President Bush signed into law Tuesday, according to supporters.

Evans revisits consolidation idea

Kid of the Day
Arria Brina' Wright is today's Kid of the Day.

Community centers could benefit many

Unfinished building falls down
No one was hurt when a building under construction collapsed Saturday afternoon near Grovetown, Columbia County officials said.

A new place to work out

Civil rights journalist dies at 79
The woman who garnered national attention to the plight of blacks in the segregated South by taunting the Ku Klux Klan in fiery editorials and later became the first reporter to cover the new bomb plant in Aiken for The Augusta Chronicle died Saturday at her home in Aiken.

Across South Carolina

Unfinished building falls down
No one was hurt when a building under construction collapsed Saturday afternoon near Grovetown, Columbia County officials said.

New obstacles arise in old fight

Unfinished building falls down
No one was hurt when a building under construction collapsed Saturday afternoon near Grovetown, Columbia County officials said.

News you can use

Civil rights journalist dies at 79
The woman who garnered national attention to the plight of blacks in the segregated South by taunting the Ku Klux Klan in fiery editorials and later became the first reporter to cover the new bomb plant in Aiken for The Augusta Chronicle died Saturday at her home in Aiken.

Supporters of CAFTA stress Georgia benefit

Kid of the day
Kelby Austin Moseley is today's Kid of the Day.

Kid of the Day

Across Georgia
MOULTRIE - A man who is accused of kidnapping a woman and two young children was arrested Saturday afternoon in Rock Hill, S.C., police said.

Kroc proposal stirs dreams of revitalized neighborhood
It could take an army to revitalize the historic Harrisburg neighborhood, and that's just what community leaders are hoping for.

Unfinished building falls down
No one was hurt when a building under construction collapsed Saturday afternoon near Grovetown, Columbia County officials said.

Facility could renew Chafee
As a kid growing up in the 1960s, Bob Woodhurst taught swimming lessons at the crowded neighborhood pool at Chafee Park.

Students settle into new housing

Rants and raves
WHOEVER SAID the Appling police department doesn't treat people with respect is wrong. My son was up there in the detention center and they treated me and my husband with all kinds of respect. So you are wrong. They are polite as can be.

Kroc proposal stirs dreams of revitalized neighborhood

Bats create a flap in old courthouse
DANIELSVILLE, Ga. - A few weeks ago, Charlotte Kesler heard something fluttering against the window blind of her office in the historic Madison County Courthouse.

Graniteville residents enjoy music, games

Man died of gunshot wound, autopsy says
The 60-year-old man found dead in his Tobin Street home Friday evening died from a gunshot to the head, according to an autopsy performed today in Atlanta, Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said.

Race has role in election results

Where we live
Petticoat Junction - At 7:30 a.m., a group dressed in blue jerseys begin to trickle out of the gymnasium at the rear of the campus at Silver Bluff High School.

Unfinished building falls down

Cleaning up
Gary Hattaway rakes among the tombstones at the Confederate soldier section of Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Two South Carolina infants have died from whooping cough - the first deaths reported from the disease in the state in nearly three years.

Civil rights journalist dies at 79

Across the area
Erin Beasley was crowned Miss Augusta on Saturday night and will represent the area in the Miss Georgia pageant in June.

Empty nuclear waste tanks could be sealed later
AIKEN - The Department of Energy should delay sealing some radioactive waste tanks at Savannah River Site for as long as 10 years after they've been emptied, according to an independent study released Friday.

Lack of money delays program
A proposal to curb delinquent behavior has yet to take root, and supporters blame a lack of funding.

Unfinished building falls down

News you can use
Events in the area:

Across the area

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

Facility could renew Chafee

Charity official applauds pursuit of center
Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairman Duncan Wheale said the Augusta Commission's decision to embrace the agency's plans to develop a $20 million community center put him in mind of another song title that fits the Garden City: New Attitude by Patti LaBelle.

Where we live

Across Georgia
ROME - A Floyd County police officer shot and wounded a man who came at him with a machete during a domestic dispute, authorities said.

Race has role in election results

Father drowns during fishing trip
Cameron Casey Quick and Ronald Sims were more than just brothers-in-law; they were fishing buddies.

State Democratic Party in debt

Interest in hospital sale is high
The parent company of St. Joseph Hospital announced Friday that there is "significant interest" in its offer to sell the hospital.

Across Georgia

Stores recognize sales potential with Hispanics
ATLANTA - Looking past the stacks of bagged tortillas and rows of dried chile spices, Enrique Sarto grabs a bottle of meat marinade.

Across South Carolina

No time for football in the morning
Talk about rude awakenings. The 2005 football season unofficially began Saturday morning with a snooze button.

No time for football in the morning
Talk about rude awakenings. The 2005 football season unofficially began Saturday morning with a snooze button.

Brickyard win would help Gordon's season
The pressure is on Jeff Gordon, and there might be no better place for him to deal with it than Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sadler wins pole at Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS - Elliott Sadler avoided the wiggles, wobbles and technical problems that plagued other drivers qualifying for The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.

Indy is key race for Johnson
INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Motor Speedway has not been a lucky racetrack for Jimmie Johnson.\r\n

Sadler wins pole at Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS - Elliott Sadler avoided the wiggles, wobbles and technical problems that plagued other drivers qualifying for The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.

Brickyard win would help Gordon's season

Indy is key race for Johnson
INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Motor Speedway has not been a lucky racetrack for Jimmie Johnson.

Brickyard win would help Gordon's season
The pressure is on Jeff Gordon, and there might be no better place for him to deal with it than Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sadler wins pole at Indianapolis

Indy is key race for Johnson

Calculated gamble taken by the NBA
LAS VEGAS - The NBA All-Star game is headed to Las Vegas in 2007, marking the first time a city without a franchise has been chosen to play host to the event.

Mr. Erwin Pardue    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cameron C. Quick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Burckhalter    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cameron C. Quick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Booker    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Cameron C. Quick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Asalee McTier    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Louis W. (Billy) Melton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Allie Hulsebus    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Joshua Taylor Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny L. Martin    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Roy B. Wallace    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Erwin Pardue    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William J. Surchik    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mr. Theodore E. Wooten    (YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dicy Elizabeth Adams    (EVANS, Ga.)

Vernon Williams, Ph.D.    (BRIDGEWATER, N.J.)

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernadette Morrison    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary E. Yelverton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny L. Martin    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Booker    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Mr. Joseph W. Brosnan    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)

Mrs. Allie Hulsebus    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Burckhalter    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah J. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene E. Goodier    (ORLANDO, Fla.)

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

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

Vernon Williams, Ph.D.    (BRIDGEWATER, N.J.)

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

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Louis Whidby, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Lynn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Butler, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie L. Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Antwan L. Pierce    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Winton Murphy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amelia Penland    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Cameron C. Quick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin G. Robertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Lariscey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Billy Lynn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joshua Taylor Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Patricia Lloyd    (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

Mr. Roy B. Wallace    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Hoke    (STATE COLLEGE, Pa.)

Mr. Louis W. (Billy) Melton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Butler, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore E. Wooten    (YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio)

Mrs. Betty Hoke    (STATE COLLEGE, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary E. Yelverton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Patricia Lloyd    (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

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

Mr. Billy Lynn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene E. Goodier    (ORLANDO, Fla.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Lariscey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sandra Norton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bernadette Morrison    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Lynn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Asalee McTier    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Amelia Penland    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Winton Murphy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Antwan L. Pierce    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin G. Robertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie L. Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary E. Yelverton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joshua Taylor Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis Whidby, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary E. Yelverton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joshua Taylor Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William J. Surchik    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Dicy Elizabeth Adams    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph W. Brosnan    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)

Mr. Cameron C. Quick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Booker (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Esther Longshore (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Mr. Joseph W. Brosnan (BEAUFORT, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary E. Yelverton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joshua Taylor Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Lariscey (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary E. Yelverton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Erwin Pardue (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Cameron C. Quick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Louis Whidby, Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene E. Goodier (ORLANDO, Fla.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin G. Robertson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William J. Surchik (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

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

Joshua Taylor Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore E. Wooten (YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio)

Mrs. Asalee McTier (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marjorie L. Reed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Butler, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Hoke (STATE COLLEGE, Pa.)

Mrs. Louise Burckhalter (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Vernon Williams, Ph.D. (BRIDGEWATER, N.J.)

Mr. Roy B. Wallace (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny L. Martin (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Billy Lynn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amelia Penland (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Allie Hulsebus (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Lynn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Louis W. (Billy) Melton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Chellie Rushing (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dicy Elizabeth Adams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Antwan L. Pierce (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Hattie Pearl Booker (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernadette Morrison (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Winton Murphy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sandra Norton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Patricia Lloyd (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

FireBall give fans their fill

Overtime

Roddick, Blake make it all-American final

Overtime

Area announcements

Adams heads into Moto X freestyle final injured

Overtime
In Washington, Andy Roddick beat 13th-seeded Paradorn Srichaphan 7-6 (4), 6-2 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Legg Mason Classic, advancing to a final for the 29th time in his career.

Adams heads into Moto X freestyle final injured
LOS ANGELES - Nate Adams injured his foot on a botched landing Saturday but managed to backflip his way into the second round of Moto X freestyle, the dangerous sport of high-flying dirt bikes and mid-air acrobatics.

Roddick, Blake make it all-American final
WASHINGTON - Top-seeded Andy Roddick and unseeded James Blake won straight-set semifinal matches to advance to the final at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on Saturday.

FireBall give fans their fill
It was the same old story at Patriots Park on Saturday night.

FireBall give fans their fill
It was the same old story at Patriots Park on Saturday night.

Adams heads into Moto X freestyle final injured
LOS ANGELES - Nate Adams injured his foot on a botched landing Saturday but managed to backflip his way into the second round of Moto X freestyle, the dangerous sport of high-flying dirt bikes and mid-air acrobatics.

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
In Ponchatoula, La., the North Augusta 15-16-year-old All-Stars topped Monroe, La., 6-5 in 10 innings Friday to win the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series.

Overtime
In Washington, Andy Roddick beat 13th-seeded Paradorn Srichaphan 7-6 (4), 6-2 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Legg Mason Classic, advancing to a final for the 29th time in his career.

Americans look for solid showing
HELSINKI, Finland - Olympic champion Justin Gatlin climbs into the blocks for the 100-meter preliminaries, the American men go for a shot put sweep and Britain's Paula Radcliffe begins her quest for atonement after her Athens debacle.

Roddick, Blake make it all-American final
WASHINGTON - Top-seeded Andy Roddick and unseeded James Blake won straight-set semifinal matches to advance to the final at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on Saturday.

Overtime
In Ponchatoula, La., the North Augusta 15-16-year-old All-Stars topped Monroe, La., 6-5 in 10 innings Friday to win the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series.

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.

Duck hunt finds fowls are faring well
Through the glare of a battery-powered headlamp, Mark Patterson extracted a squirming wood duck from a trap hidden along a remote creek.

Duck hunt finds fowls are faring well

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

Outdoors calendar

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

Duck hunt finds fowls are faring well
Through the glare of a battery-powered headlamp, Mark Patterson extracted a squirming wood duck from a trap hidden along a remote creek.

Falcons open with win
TOKYO - Michael Vick and Peyton Manning gave the Japanese fans what they wanted in the American Bowl, playing into the second quarter and showing why they are two of the NFL's best quarterbacks.

God's gifts to be used to advance his kingdom
God endows each of us with certain gifts and talents that he wants us to develop and to use to make the kingdom of this earth more like the Kingdom of Heaven.

Gospel group is enjoying ministry
Kasey Kemp is doing his dream job - singing on the road with gospel music pioneer Naomi Sego.

Faith digest
Terry Dozier, a former Charlotte Hornets player, will share his faith during Graniteville's community day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, 82 Canal St. in Graniteville. Entertainment will include inflatable games and a climbing wall.

Christian book clubs offer outlet for women
What drew six women - one single, one divorced and the rest married - to an Augusta-area restaurant Saturday was not the bagels and coffee on the menu but the book on the table for discussion.

Faith digest
Terry Dozier, a former Charlotte Hornets player, will share his faith during Graniteville's community day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, 82 Canal St. in Graniteville. Entertainment will include inflatable games and a climbing wall.

Urban minister finds older ways in rural church
Sonya Jackson's first response to the news that her husband, Derwin, wanted to preach for a church in Wadley, Ga., was "Where's Wadley?"

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Gospel group is enjoying ministry
Kasey Kemp is doing his dream job - singing on the road with gospel music pioneer Naomi Sego.

Christian book clubs offer outlet for women
What drew six women - one single, one divorced and the rest married - to an Augusta-area restaurant Saturday was not the bagels and coffee on the menu but the book on the table for discussion.

Urban minister finds older ways in rural church
Sonya Jackson's first response to the news that her husband, Derwin, wanted to preach for a church in Wadley, Ga., was "Where's Wadley?"

God's gifts to be used to advance his kingdom
God endows each of us with certain gifts and talents that he wants us to develop and to use to make the kingdom of this earth more like the Kingdom of Heaven.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

An invaluable Encyclopedia of Protestantism
Today's history lesson begins with Balthasar Hubmaier. Who?

An invaluable Encyclopedia of Protestantism
Today's history lesson begins with Balthasar Hubmaier. Who?

No time for football in the morning

Eternal playboy Hef gets into bed with reality TV
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Things are not what they seem to be at the Playboy Mansion.

Eternal playboy Hef gets into bed with reality TV
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Things are not what they seem to be at the Playboy Mansion.

CNN suspends Novak after he swears, walks off set
NEW YORK - Robert Novak, whose revelation of a CIA officer's name in a 2003 column has sparked a federal probe, was suspended by CNN after he swore and walked off the set during a live telecast of "Inside Politics."

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
"Weeds," a new Showtime comedy about a mom who sells pot in the suburbs, isn't nearly enough fun, nor sufficiently outrageous in busting the hypocrisies of the American dream.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
"Weeds," a new Showtime comedy about a mom who sells pot in the suburbs, isn't nearly enough fun, nor sufficiently outrageous in busting the hypocrisies of the American dream.\r\n

CNN suspends Novak after he swears, walks off set

Eternal playboy Hef gets into bed with reality TV

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

CNN suspends Novak after he swears, walks off set
NEW YORK - Robert Novak, whose revelation of a CIA officer's name in a 2003 column has sparked a federal probe, was suspended by CNN after he swore and walked off the set during a live telecast of "Inside Politics."

Chinese firm debuts TV show for the cell phone

Iacocca teams with Snoop Dogg in new Chrysler ad

Motivation starts early at Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - The timing could hardly have been better to poke and prod a Georgia football team on its first day of fall practice.

Motivation starts early at Georgia

Motivation starts early at Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - The timing could hardly have been better to poke and prod a Georgia football team on its first day of fall practice.

USC: Mitchell gets quick nod
COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has found a starting quarterback in Blake Mitchell - at least for the season opener against Central Florida.

Events

Mother's concern leads to special programs

Around the block

Youngsters are well-groomed for their return to books, bells

Swimmer has overcome some bad breaks

Meetings

Reunions

Pet of the week

Library system raises fees, fines to help meet expenses

Recreation

Fossils are found in many places

Aiken County Farmers Market

Library events

Recycling centers

An invaluable Encyclopedia of Protestantism

Gospel group is enjoying ministry

Christian book clubs offer outlet for women

Urban minister finds older ways in rural church

God's gifts to be used to advance his kingdom

Faith digest

Faith calendar