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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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:

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

'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
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.

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

'Mirrors' reflects on life of Hendrix

'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.

Best-sellers list

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

'How to Be Bad' makes for good reading

'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.

Belcher moving on up to Reds' low-A Dragons

Congress may take action on steroids

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.

Padres blank Nationals

Giants, Lowry shut down Astros

Padres blank Nationals
WASHINGTON - A slightly injured Jake Peavy coasted to a shutout against a Washington Nationals lineup that looked like something manager Frank Robinson might send out for a split-squad spring training game.

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.

Congress may take action on steroids
RALEIGH, N.C. - A member of the House committee that held hearings on steroid use in March says Congress may feel compelled to get involved in testing major league players for banned substances.

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.

Congress may take action on steroids
RALEIGH, N.C. - A member of the House committee that held hearings on steroid use in March says Congress may feel compelled to get involved in testing major league players for banned substances.

Padres blank Nationals
WASHINGTON - A slightly injured Jake Peavy coasted to a shutout against a Washington Nationals lineup that looked like something manager Frank Robinson might send out for a split-squad spring training game.

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.

Postcards from all over, but none from Nebraska

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.

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
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.

Taryn Le'ah Vandiver

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.

Nicole Elizabeth Chagaris

Parker Douglas Story

Jonas Knehemiah Schafer

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.

Olivia Rose Squarcette

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.

Carlos Xavian Nickerson

Caira Alexandria Madison

Tremayne Edward Collins

Elijah James Getts

Daquan Antonio Small

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.

Benjamin Edward Dugan

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.

Marcus Fox Harper

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.

Contact us about your birth announcement

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.

Mark and Sherry Allen

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Joshua Ismael Rodriguez

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.

Sharpton George

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cameron Moses Germany

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.

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.

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..

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.

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.

Joseph Malachi Fields

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.

Al'tariq Daivon Singley

Kemari Abrielle Brown

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.

Campbell Sophia Gardner

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.

Tristan Matthew McClain

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.

Tryston Michael McCladdie

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

No-decision doesn't sour Sosa's view of day

No-decision doesn't sour Sosa's view of day
ST. LOUIS - Jorge Sosa was already in uncharted territory in his early career as a Braves starter. And he wanted more.

Jones doesn't expect return in near future

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.

No-decision doesn't sour Sosa's view of day
ST. LOUIS - Jorge Sosa was already in uncharted territory in his early career as a Braves starter. And he wanted more.

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

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

Eckstein's slam floors Braves
ST. LOUIS - There's hope inside every Atlanta Brave that this wasn't the last they'd see of Busch Stadium, scheduled for implosion after the season.

China tips its glass to grape-based wine

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.

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.

Are inflation fears overblown?
NEW YORK - Worries about soaring inflation are starting to seem like childhood nightmares - lots of fear about what looms in the dark, but no evidence it's really as scary as it seems.\r\n

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.

Who really served up the first TV Dinner?
PHOENIX - This much is certain: When C.A. Swanson & Sons began selling a frozen turkey dinner with peas and sweet potatoes, the housewives of baby boom America snapped them up, and the TV Dinner, with its three-compartment aluminum tray, soon became a symbol of postwar consumer society.

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

Business calendar

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.

Richmond County property transfers

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.

Business bits

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.

Who really served up the first TV Dinner?

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

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:

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?

Home plans in magazines are often incompletehome energy

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

Business briefs

Wholesale retailers look overseas to stock local floral shops

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?

Are inflation fears overblown?
NEW YORK - Worries about soaring inflation are starting to seem like childhood nightmares - lots of fear about what looms in the dark, but no evidence it's really as scary as it seems.

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.

Are inflation fears overblown?

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

Nigerian e-mail scammers face crackdown

Who really served up the first TV Dinner?
PHOENIX - This much is certain: When C.A. Swanson & Sons began selling a frozen turkey dinner with peas and sweet potatoes, the housewives of baby boom America snapped them up, and the TV Dinner, with its three-compartment aluminum tray, soon became a symbol of postwar consumer society.

Producers can't ship bunny meat fast enough
WEST HAVEN, Vt. - Talk about culinary irony - rabbit meat is in short supply.

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.

Producers can't ship bunny meat fast enough

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.

Producers can't ship bunny meat fast enough
WEST HAVEN, Vt. - Talk about culinary irony - rabbit meat is in short supply.

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.

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

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.

Charleston Southern begins season dealing with death
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Third-year Charleston Southern coach Jay Mills took his team from a 1-11 season his first year to 5-5 a year ago, and returning players and fans had high expectations for this year.

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.

Charleston Southern begins season dealing with death

Weather wrecks Miami's practice plan

Charleston Southern begins season dealing with death
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Third-year Charleston Southern coach Jay Mills took his team from a 1-11 season his first year to 5-5 a year ago, and returning players and fans had high expectations for this year.

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.

Holding on, holding out

Saving the Miller
The chance that downtown Augusta's historic Miller Theater will be renovated and restored as a prime entertainment and movie venue has been greatly enhanced by the timely intervention this month of prominent businessman Peter S. Knox IV. He bought the Broad Street landmark for an undisclosed sum.

Saving the Miller
The chance that downtown Augusta's historic Miller Theater will be renovated and restored as a prime entertainment and movie venue has been greatly enhanced by the timely intervention this month of prominent businessman Peter S. Knox IV. He bought the Broad Street landmark for an undisclosed sum.

Why lobbyists are needed

Sanford's busy summer

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.

Why lobbyists are needed
In a more perfect world, taxpayers' money would not be spent to lobby for more taxpayers' money. But we don't live in a perfect world - we live in the real world, and sometimes in the real world, idealism has to take a backseat to practicality.

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.

Saving the Miller

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.

Why lobbyists are needed
In a more perfect world, taxpayers' money would not be spent to lobby for more taxpayers' money. But we don't live in a perfect world - we live in the real world, and sometimes in the real world, idealism has to take a backseat to practicality.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson is being sued for breach of contract for allegedly not making herself available for promotional events.

Michael Jackson lawyer blasts media
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Michael Jackson's attorney, Tom Mesereau, blasted the media for interfering in the singer's high-profile child molestation trial.

Elvis fans worry about company in charge of Graceland
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The pilgrims will still weep at Elvis Presley's grave, and the souvenir shops will still swarm with credit-card waving fans, an occasional black pompadour hardly drawing a glance.

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.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson is being sued for breach of contract for allegedly not making herself available for promotional events.

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.

Elvis fans worry about company in charge of Graceland
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The pilgrims will still weep at Elvis Presley's grave, and the souvenir shops will still swarm with credit-card waving fans, an occasional black pompadour hardly drawing a glance.

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

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.

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.

Ga. Tech fit for run at ACC championship

Gailey's future about more than '05 record

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.

First jobs teach ways of the world

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.

Sunday's marathon a test of athleticism, stamina

Sapp's wait has ended
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - About 30 minutes after Randy Sapp won the Perry Watson Memorial tournament Sunday, a fellow golfer walked up to the scoreboard on the porch at Pine Ridge Country Club to check out the results.

Pressel wins U.S. Women's Amateur in a rout

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.

Purtzer wins 3M Championship after two close calls

Gore first to win three straight Nationwide events

Sapp's wait has ended

Ace in the hole helps Herlong

Georgia Open: Conley has lead for Monday finish
BRASELTON, Ga. - Second round leader Tim Conley of Braselton built a three-shot lead Sunday over third-round leader Dave Schreyer of Peachtree City before the rain-plagued final round of The Community PhoneBook Georgia Open was put on hold until Monday.

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.

Pressel wins U.S. Women's Amateur in a rout
ROSWELL, Ga. - Morgan Pressel didn't have to worry about losing another tournament on an improbable shot.

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

Purtzer wins 3M Championship after two close calls
BLAINE, Minn. - Tom Purtzer finally closed the deal at the 3M Championship, holing a 7-foot par putt on No. 18 Sunday for a one-stroke victory in the tournament he twice led into the final round.

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.

Gore first to win three straight Nationwide events
OMAHA, Neb. - U.S. Open fan favorite Jason Gore earned an immediate promotion to the PGA Tour on Sunday, winning a Nationwide Tour-record third straight title by beating Roger Tambellini on the second playoff hole at the Cox Classic.

Canonica wins Johnnie Walker Championship

Canonica wins Johnnie Walker Championship
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Emanuele Canonica won the Johnnie Walker Championship on Sunday, his first victory in over 11 years on the European Tour.

Lopez looking ahead

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

Purtzer retains lead with strong second round

Turner cards 64 for state honors
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. - On the final day of competition, Emmett Turner of Greenwood tied a course record of 8-under-par 64 for a four-day total of 274 to claim the South Carolina State Amateur Championship.

Pressel, Martinez reach Women's Amateur final

Sapp's wait has ended
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - About 30 minutes after Randy Sapp won the Perry Watson Memorial tournament Sunday, a fellow golfer walked up to the scoreboard on the porch at Pine Ridge Country Club to check out the results.

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.

Georgia Open: Conley has lead for Monday finish
BRASELTON, Ga. - Second round leader Tim Conley of Braselton built a three-shot lead Sunday over third-round leader Dave Schreyer of Peachtree City before the rain-plagued final round of The Community PhoneBook Georgia Open was put on hold until Monday.

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.

Pressel wins U.S. Women's Amateur in a rout
ROSWELL, Ga. - Morgan Pressel didn't have to worry about losing another tournament on an improbable shot.

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.

Georgia Open: Conley has lead for Monday finish

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.

Canonica wins Johnnie Walker Championship
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Emanuele Canonica won the Johnnie Walker Championship on Sunday, his first victory in over 11 years on the European Tour.

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.

Sorenstam wins her own tournament
LODDEKOPINGE, Sweden - Annika Sorenstam made a birdie putt of about 27 feet on the last hole Sunday to win the Scandinavian TPC by one stroke over Natalie Gulbis.

Turner cards 64 for state honors

Turner cards 64 for state honors
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. - On the final day of competition, Emmett Turner of Greenwood tied a course record of 8-under-par 64 for a four-day total of 274 to claim the South Carolina State Amateur Championship.

Goosen wins International

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

Gore first to win three straight Nationwide events
OMAHA, Neb. - U.S. Open fan favorite Jason Gore earned an immediate promotion to the PGA Tour on Sunday, winning a Nationwide Tour-record third straight title by beating Roger Tambellini on the second playoff hole at the Cox Classic.

Purtzer wins 3M Championship after two close calls
BLAINE, Minn. - Tom Purtzer finally closed the deal at the 3M Championship, holing a 7-foot par putt on No. 18 Sunday for a one-stroke victory in the tournament he twice led into the final round.

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.

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

Kain pleads not guilty to cruelty charges
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Lottie Kain pleaded not guilty this morning to charges related to the drowning deaths of her two small children in April.

Man arrested for allegedly stealing an ambulance
A discharged Medical College of Georgia patient, who had been waiting for a ride at the hospital, was arrested after allegedly stealing an ambulance about 3 a.m. Monday.

Priest strays badly from orthodoxy
First off, I'd like to dispense with the current hokum about what a sincere and good man the Rev. Bob Cushing is. He may well be - we can never really see into the heart of another person - but he really comes off as a self-important, publicity-seeking, wanna-be celebrity. Gene Rickaby, Martinez

U.S. left assists radical Islamists

Priest strays badly from orthodoxy
First off, I'd like to dispense with the current hokum about what a sincere and good man the Rev. Bob Cushing is. He may well be - we can never really see into the heart of another person - but he really comes off as a self-important, publicity-seeking, wanna-be celebrity.Gene Rickaby, Martinez

U.S. left assists radical Islamists
David Horowitz, former leftist and founder of the New Left movement of the 1960s, has turned conservative author. In his book, Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left, he explains the links between these two movements.Robert Smock, Hephzibah

U.S. left assists radical Islamists
David Horowitz, former leftist and founder of the New Left movement of the 1960s, has turned conservative author. In his book, Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left, he explains the links between these two movements. Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Priest strays badly from orthodoxy

Bush's actions show growing danger
Being unable to stop the opposition in the Senate, President Bush used his constitutional powers and bypassed Congress at the time of recess to appoint John Bolton, a most unlikely diplomat, as our ambassador to the United Nations. Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, S.C.

Chocolate: Dark, delectable and healthful?

Living briefs

Not every salesman likes blood

Heritage decorates home in Evans

Officials hope mountain scenes bring more tourists

New camera-phone provides improved picture quality

Shipwreck stories galore at graveyard museum

Techbits: Celebrating firings, Mummy scan, and more

Baptism warrants monetary gift to pastor

Plugging away at solving the world's energy woes

'McCoys' brings Python humor to paper

Longer daylight saving could trigger tech trouble

Early look at Windows Vista shows promise

Longer daylight saving could trigger tech trouble
NEW YORK - When daylight-saving time starts earlier than usual in the United States come 2007, your VCR or DVD recorder could start recording shows an hour late.

Early look at Windows Vista shows promise
Known for years by the code name "Longhorn," the successor to Microsoft's Windows XP has been dubbed "Longwait" for its numerous delays. As features have been announced, it's also been accused of copying of Apple Computer Inc.'s Mac OS X.\r\n

Plugging away at solving the world's energy woes
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Daniel Nocera arrives at his office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by 7 a.m., goes home 13 hours later - where he often reads papers or e-mails students much of the night - and returns to his labs on weekends. Vacations? None, really, unless you count chemistry conferences.

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.

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.

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.

New camera-phone provides improved picture quality
NEW YORK - Would you trust a cell phone camera to capture your new baby's first moments of life?

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.

Techbits: Celebrating firings, Mummy scan, and more
SAN FRANCISCO - Getting fired is rarely a happy event, but that doesn't mean you can't have a sense of humor about it.

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.

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.

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

Plugging away at solving the world's energy woes
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Daniel Nocera arrives at his office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by 7 a.m., goes home 13 hours later - where he often reads papers or e-mails students much of the night - and returns to his labs on weekends. Vacations? None, really, unless you count chemistry conferences.

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

Techbits: Celebrating firings, Mummy scan, and more
SAN FRANCISCO - Getting fired is rarely a happy event, but that doesn't mean you can't have a sense of humor about it.

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.

Early look at Windows Vista shows promise
Known for years by the code name "Longhorn," the successor to Microsoft's Windows XP has been dubbed "Longwait" for its numerous delays. As features have been announced, it's also been accused of copying of Apple Computer Inc.'s Mac OS X.

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.

Longer daylight saving could trigger tech trouble
NEW YORK - When daylight-saving time starts earlier than usual in the United States come 2007, your VCR or DVD recorder could start recording shows an hour late.\r\n

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

New camera-phone provides improved picture quality
NEW YORK - Would you trust a cell phone camera to capture your new baby's first moments of life?

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Reporter shows she's more than pen, paper

Civil rights journalist dies at 79

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.

Growing alliances spark controversy
ATLANTA - Devin Jefferson didn't necessarily want his parents to know that he was gay; at least not when they found out, at least not how.

A new place to work out

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.

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.

Students settle into new housing

The week ahead
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

Community centers could benefit many

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.

Facility could renew Chafee

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

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

Kroc proposal stirs dreams of revitalized neighborhood

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.

Where we live

Kid of the day

Graniteville residents enjoy music, games

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.

State Democratic Party in debt

Kid of the Day

Unfinished building falls down

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Taxpayers will foot a $2.5 million bill to lease office space in Irmo for a federal appeals court judge because officials say there is no space available in the recently constructed $40 million federal courthouse in Columbia.

Across Georgia

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.

Tennis courts aren't scoring profits
Tennis, anyone?

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.

Race has role in election results

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.

Across the area

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

Augusta's problems get solved by a King
Martha King cares.

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.

The week ahead
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

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

Schools try to counteract cuts
State officials have denied Georgia school systems about $1 billion in funding in recent years, and local systems have scrambled to make up for the budget cuts.

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.

The week ahead

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.

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 South Carolina

Five questions with Shaun Owen
Shaun Owen is a sixth-grade social studies teacher at Greenbrier Middle School. She is the current Teacher of the Year for Columbia County and was a finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year.

Marchers rally to preserve legislation

Sanford plans to seek cash in Cincinnati
COLUMBIA - When Gov. Mark Sanford has a fundraiser next month, the event will be held in Cincinnati, and the checks will be sent to Austin, Texas.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

A look behind the Miss Augusta crown
Whenever Erin Beasley talks about the cause she champions, it touches her father.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Parents revolt over earlier start dates
ATLANTA - The carefree days of summer arrived not long ago, but in some states children don't get to enjoy as many of them as their parents did.

Loggers ready to retrieve sinkers
CAIRO, Ga. - Strolling among the stacks of lumber at his sawmill, Ryan Lee points to a section of an ancient cypress that was cut down more than a century ago and to heart-pine lumber that still bears the marks of a 19th-century logger's ax.

Growing alliances spark controversy
ATLANTA - Devin Jefferson didn't necessarily want his parents to know that he was gay; at least not when they found out, at least not how.

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:

Trial set for man accused in killing
ATLANTA - The missing person posters are gone from campus, and the softball club where she was last seen alive is now defunct, but Shannon Melendi hasn't been forgotten 11 years after the Emory University student disappeared.

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

Day laborer has day in court
ATHENS, Ga. - Doug Byrne was living on downtown Athens' streets and eating in the soup kitchen last spring when he went to work as a day laborer at the Commerce Building.

Loggers ready to retrieve sinkers

Man arrested for allegedly stealing an ambulance

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A recent journalism school graduate attending a convention in Atlanta died Sunday, apparently from an illness she contracted while working in Africa, event organizers said.

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Taxpayers will foot a $2.5 million bill to lease office space in Irmo for a federal appeals court judge because officials say there is no space available in the recently constructed $40 million federal courthouse in Columbia.

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.

Across the area
The Warrenton, Ga., woman whose two small children drowned in a retention pond near their home in April will be arraigned this morning in connection with their deaths.

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.

Loggers ready to retrieve sinkers
CAIRO, Ga. - Strolling among the stacks of lumber at his sawmill, Ryan Lee points to a section of an ancient cypress that was cut down more than a century ago and to heart-pine lumber that still bears the marks of a 19th-century logger's ax.

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

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.

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

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

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

Tennis courts aren't scoring profits
Tennis, anyone?

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

News you can use

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.

Restoring a community
Rome wasn't built in a day, and the blighted south Augusta neighborhood known as the Dover-Lyman streets area off Deans Bridge Road won't be either. But it will be rebuilt, Augusta officials say.

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.

Kain pleads not guilty to cruelty charges
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Lottie Kain pleaded not guilty this morning to charges related to the drowning deaths of her two small children in April.

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.

Restoring a community
Rome wasn't built in a day, and the blighted south Augusta neighborhood known as the Dover-Lyman streets area off Deans Bridge Road won't be either. But it will be rebuilt, Augusta officials say.

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.

Across the southeast
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. - Sex offenders tracked by the state are banned from public hurricane shelters in Florida under a new policy that allows them to weather the storms in prison instead.

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.

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

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.

Schools try to counteract cuts
State officials have denied Georgia school systems about $1 billion in funding in recent years, and local systems have scrambled to make up for the budget cuts.

Cleaning up

Parents revolt over earlier start dates

Goosen wins International

Across South Carolina

Evans revisits consolidation idea

Sanford plans to seek cash in Cincinnati

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

CPR training
Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Matt Baxley undergoes CPR training through the American Red Cross. On Wednesday and Thursday, Augusta's chapter of the Red Cross will offer CPR and first aid classes at its office at 1322 Ellis St.

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

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Destiny Henderson, 6, of Augusta.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Tennis courts aren't scoring profits

Reporter shows she's more than pen, paper
When I was a child, I always envisioned myself standing all alone on stage, performing underneath a big, bright spotlight, while an audience screams my name.

Restoring a community

Sanford plans to seek cash in Cincinnati
COLUMBIA - When Gov. Mark Sanford has a fundraiser next month, the event will be held in Cincinnati, and the checks will be sent to Austin, Texas.

Trial set for man accused in killing

Parents revolt over earlier start dates
ATLANTA - The carefree days of summer arrived not long ago, but in some states children don't get to enjoy as many of them as their parents did.

Growing alliances spark controversy

Trial set for man accused in killing
ATLANTA - The missing person posters are gone from campus, and the softball club where she was last seen alive is now defunct, but Shannon Melendi hasn't been forgotten 11 years after the Emory University student disappeared.

Across the area

Across the area
The Warrenton, Ga., woman whose two small children drowned in a retention pond near their home in April will be arraigned this morning in connection with their deaths.

Schools try to counteract cuts

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.

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

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

Augusta's problems get solved by a King
Martha King cares.

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.

Man arrested for allegedly stealing an ambulance
A discharged Medical College of Georgia patient, who had been waiting for a ride at the hospital, was arrested after allegedly stealing an ambulance about 3 a.m. Monday.

Kain pleads not guilty to cruelty charges

Reporter shows she's more than pen, paper
When I was a child, I always envisioned myself standing all alone on stage, performing underneath a big, bright spotlight, while an audience screams my name.

Day laborer has day in court

CPR training
Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Matt Baxley undergoes CPR training through the American Red Cross. On Wednesday and Thursday, Augusta's chapter of the Red Cross will offer CPR and first aid classes at its office at 1322 Ellis St.

Augusta's problems get solved by a King

Day laborer has day in court
ATHENS, Ga. - Doug Byrne was living on downtown Athens' streets and eating in the soup kitchen last spring when he went to work as a day laborer at the Commerce Building.

CPR training

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

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Destiny Henderson, 6, of Augusta.

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.

First jobs teach ways of the world
What was your first job? Was it so wonderful that you wish you could have kept it for life, or so awful that you've tried to shove it out of your brain?

First jobs teach ways of the world
What was your first job? Was it so wonderful that you wish you could have kept it for life, or so awful that you've tried to shove it out of your brain?

'Dukes of Hazzard' schemes its way to top of box office
LOS ANGELES - The good ol' boys of "The Dukes of Hazzard" crashed past another pair of joke-cracking buddies to the top of the weekend box office.

Ga. Tech grad discusses 'Murderball' fame

'Dukes of Hazzard' schemes its way to top of box office

'Dukes of Hazzard' schemes its way to top of box office
LOS ANGELES - The good ol' boys of "The Dukes of Hazzard" crashed past another pair of joke-cracking buddies to the top of the weekend box office.

Ga. Tech grad discusses 'Murderball' fame
LOS ANGELES - Mark Zupan, the most recognizable star of "Murderball," says he's embracing the fame brought by the documentary.

Ga. Tech grad discusses 'Murderball' fame
LOS ANGELES - Mark Zupan, the most recognizable star of "Murderball," says he's embracing the fame brought by the documentary.

Video game tunes go mainstream
LOS ANGELES - Violinists playing sweetly beneath her, the video game heroine Lara Croft has two guns blazing and the full attention of 10,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl.

Video game tunes go mainstream
LOS ANGELES - Violinists playing sweetly beneath her, the video game heroine Lara Croft has two guns blazing and the full attention of 10,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl.

Celeb Q&A: Shooter Jennings

Video game tunes go mainstream

Celeb Q&A: Shooter Jennings
NEW YORK - Sometimes, the offspring of famous parents view their lineage as more of a burden than a benefit - especially when they pursue the same profession.

Celeb Q&A: Shooter Jennings
NEW YORK - Sometimes, the offspring of famous parents view their lineage as more of a burden than a benefit - especially when they pursue the same profession.

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

Stewart wakes up in Brickyard dream
SPEEDWAY, Ind. - Tony Stewart goes by many nicknames in his home state of Indiana.

Earnhardt takes hit on track, in standings
SPEEDWAY, Ind. - Mario Andretti owes Dale Earnhardt Jr. a telephone call.

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

Indy is key race for Johnson

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.

Sadler wins pole at Indianapolis

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.

Marino and Young among Hall inductees

Ms. Patricia Lloyd    (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Lynn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Lynn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Francis Lloyd McLarty    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Patricia Lloyd    (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

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

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mancillas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Hoke    (STATE COLLEGE, Pa.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Asalee McTier    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Amelia Penland    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Scott    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Willie Mae Lariscey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye S. Wallace    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Walter E. Lewis    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mr. Walter E. Lewis    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Scott    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy M. Quarles    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Hoke    (STATE COLLEGE, Pa.)

Mr. Kenny H. Peterson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Patricia Lloyd    (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

Mrs. Amelia Penland    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Lariscey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Morina    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Erwin Pardue    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Asalee McTier    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernadette Morrison    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Asalee McTier    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mancillas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Ms. Patricia Lloyd    (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

Ms. Betty Kneece Cook    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Francis Lloyd McLarty    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Betty Kneece Cook    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Frances Lester    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amelia Penland    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Asalee McTier    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernadette Morrison    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Erwin Pardue    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Joshua Taylor Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye S. Wallace    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Cleveland Morina    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Amelia Penland    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Kenny H. Peterson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tommy M. Quarles    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joshua Taylor Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Billy Lynn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Betty Kneece Cook (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Mr. Tommy M. Quarles (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Mancillas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Faye S. Wallace (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joshua Taylor Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margaret Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Asalee McTier (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Erwin Pardue (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Morina (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Ms. Patricia Lloyd (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

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

Mrs. Mary Ann Scott (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Chellie Rushing (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Asalee McTier (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Ms. Patricia Lloyd (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Mrs. Betty Hoke (STATE COLLEGE, Pa.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernadette Morrison (STATESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Eva Palmer (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Willie Mae Lariscey (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kenny H. Peterson (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Francis Lloyd McLarty (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Walter E. Lewis (PERKINS, Ga.)

Area announcements

Overtime

FireBall give fans their fill

Roddick, Blake make it all-American final

Overtime

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.

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 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.

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.

Roddick takes Legg Mason title
WASHINGTON - Top-seeded Andy Roddick defeated James Blake 7-5, 6-3 to win the Legg Mason Tennis Classic championship on Saturday.

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.

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

Overtime
Wayne Gretzky, the NHL's all-time leading scorer, will be the new coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, The Arizona Republic reported on its Web site Sunday.

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
Wayne Gretzky, the NHL's all-time leading scorer, will be the new coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, The Arizona Republic reported on its Web site Sunday.

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.

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

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.

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

Marino and Young among Hall inductees
CANTON, Ohio - Dan Marino capped his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the best way possible: with a long completion.

Marino and Young among Hall inductees
CANTON, Ohio - Dan Marino capped his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the best way possible: with a long completion.

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.

No time for football in the morning

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

ABC News' Peter Jennings dies at 67
NEW YORK - Peter Jennings, the suave, Canadian-born broadcaster who delivered the news to Americans each night in five separate decades, died Sunday. He was 67.

Fox's Greta Van Susteren cleans up in Aruba
NEW YORK - Bringing a microphone and camera crew to the gates of an Aruba landfill this past week, Greta Van Susteren returned to the island that her nightly Fox News Channel program has figuratively called home recently.\r\n

ABC News' Peter Jennings dies at 67

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.

Fox's Greta Van Susteren cleans up in Aruba
NEW YORK - Bringing a microphone and camera crew to the gates of an Aruba landfill this past week, Greta Van Susteren returned to the island that her nightly Fox News Channel program has figuratively called home recently.

ABC News' Peter Jennings dies at 67
NEW YORK - Peter Jennings, the suave, Canadian-born broadcaster who delivered the news to Americans each night in five separate decades, died Sunday. He was 67.

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

Fox's Greta Van Susteren cleans up in Aruba

People in the News

Chinese firm debuts TV show for the cell phone

Elvis fans worry about company in charge of Graceland

Spurrier may have to begin with the basics
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Despite a catchy nickname and his own reputation for high-flying offense, Steve Spurrier's not sure South Carolina is ready for its "Cock-n-Fire" attack.

Spurrier may have to begin with the basics
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Despite a catchy nickname and his own reputation for high-flying offense, Steve Spurrier's not sure South Carolina is ready for its "Cock-n-Fire" attack.

Spurrier may have to begin with the basics

Library system raises fees, fines to help meet expenses

Reunions

Pet of the week

Mother's concern leads to special programs

Events

Recycling centers

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

Around the block

Aiken County Farmers Market

Meetings

Library events

Recreation

Fossils are found in many places

Swimmer has overcome some bad breaks