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.

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.

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.

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

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

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:

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

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.

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.

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

'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.

'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

'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

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

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.

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.

Jonas Knehemiah Schafer

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.

Olivia Rose Squarcette

Tristan Matthew McClain

Carlos Xavian Nickerson

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.

Tremayne Edward Collins

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.

Daquan Antonio Small

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.

Benjamin Edward Dugan

Kemari Abrielle Brown

Marcus Fox Harper

Taryn Le'ah Vandiver

Contact us about your birth announcement

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.

Mark and Sherry Allen

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.

Jared Lewis Evans

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Caira Alexandria Madison

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.

Campbell Sophia Gardner

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.

Parker Douglas Story

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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..

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Al'tariq Daivon Singley

Cameron Moses Germany

Bethany Grace Screws

Joseph Malachi Fields

Elijah James Getts

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

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.

Sharpton George

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

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.

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.

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.

Nicole Elizabeth Chagaris

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 calendar

Business bits

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.

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?

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

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.

Wholesale retailers look overseas to stock local floral shops

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 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
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?
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.

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?

Are inflation fears overblown?

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

Business briefs

Richmond County business licenses

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?

Richmond County property transfers

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?
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

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
WEST HAVEN, Vt. - Talk about culinary irony - rabbit meat is in short supply.

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

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
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.

Weather wrecks Miami's practice plan

Charleston Southern begins season dealing with death

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Goosen wins International

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.

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

Turner cards 64 for state honors

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.

Purtzer wins 3M Championship after two close calls

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.

Gore first to win three straight Nationwide events

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.

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.

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.

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.

Canonica wins Johnnie Walker Championship

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.

Georgia Open: Conley has lead for Monday finish

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

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.

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.

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

Priest strays badly from orthodoxy

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

U.S. left assists radical Islamists

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.

Not every salesman likes blood

Shipwreck stories galore at graveyard museum

Living briefs

Techbits: Celebrating firings, Mummy scan, and more

Officials hope mountain scenes bring more tourists

Early look at Windows Vista shows promise

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

Chocolate: Dark, delectable and healthful?

Heritage decorates home in Evans

New camera-phone provides improved picture quality

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Schools try to counteract cuts

Reporter shows she's more than pen, paper

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

Cleaning up

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

New obstacles arise in old fight

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.

Kid of the day

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.

News you can use

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.

Across the area

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.

Students settle into new housing

The week ahead

Community centers could benefit many

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.

Facility could renew Chafee

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

Race has role in election results

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

Race has role in election results

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

Kroc proposal stirs dreams of revitalized neighborhood

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.

Where we live

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.

Graniteville residents enjoy music, games

Across the area

State Democratic Party in debt

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.

Unfinished building falls down

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.

Across Georgia

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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:

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.

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

A new place to work out

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Tennis courts aren't scoring profits
Tennis, anyone?

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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

Sanford plans to seek cash in Cincinnati

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.

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.

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.

Man arrested for allegedly stealing an ambulance

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.

Loggers ready to retrieve sinkers

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Across South Carolina

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.

Civil rights journalist dies at 79

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Evans revisits consolidation idea

Kain pleads not guilty to cruelty charges

Marchers rally to preserve legislation

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Day laborer has day in court

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

Augusta's problems get solved by a King

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:

Tennis courts aren't scoring profits

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.

CPR training

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.

Restoring a community

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.

Trial set for man accused in killing

Tennis courts aren't scoring profits
Tennis, anyone?

Parents revolt over earlier start dates

Rants and Raves
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Across South Carolina

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.

Growing alliances spark controversy

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Celeb Q&A: Shooter Jennings

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

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.

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
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.

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.

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

Sadler wins pole at Indianapolis

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

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

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

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.

Marino and Young among Hall inductees

Mrs. Frances Lester    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Erwin Pardue    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Francis Lloyd McLarty    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Patricia Lloyd    (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

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

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Mrs. Asalee McTier    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Mancillas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Martha McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Asalee McTier    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Bernadette Morrison    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Faye S. Wallace    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, Ala.)

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

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

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Joshua Taylor Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Amelia Penland    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Amelia Penland    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Asalee McTier    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Mancillas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Willie Mae Lariscey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Mr. Billy Lynn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Patricia Lloyd    (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

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

Mr. Francis Lloyd McLarty    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Walter E. Lewis    (PERKINS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sandra Norton    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Patricia Lloyd    (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

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

Mrs. Margaret Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Asalee McTier    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Hoke    (STATE COLLEGE, Pa.)

Mrs. Bernadette Morrison    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Amelia Penland    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Betty Hoke    (STATE COLLEGE, Pa.)

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

Mrs. Margaret Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Patricia Lloyd    (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

Joshua Taylor Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Lynn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Willie Mae Lariscey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Faye S. Wallace    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter E. Lewis    (PERKINS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary McCladdie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Erwin Pardue    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amelia Penland    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary McCladdie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Patricia Lloyd (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Mancillas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joshua Taylor Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bernadette Morrison (STATESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Freddie Mae Griner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Norton (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Asalee McTier (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Hoke (STATE COLLEGE, Pa.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Esther Longshore (ANNISTON, Ala.)

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

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

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

Mr. Francis Lloyd McLarty (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Asalee McTier (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Margaret Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Willie Mae Lariscey (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Billy Lynn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carol Ann Sidoti (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Erwin Pardue (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore (ANNISTON, Ala.)

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

Ms. Patricia Lloyd (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

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

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

Area announcements

Adams heads into Moto X freestyle final injured

FireBall give fans their fill

Roddick, Blake make it all-American final

Overtime

Overtime

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