School menus
AIKEN COUNTYTODAY: Juice, pancakes, syrup and milk

Across the River
RON WHITE: DRUNK IN PUBLIC: 8 p.m. Saturday; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $38.75; 722-3521

50th anniversary
Milton and Marian Rushton, of Graniteville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Friday, July 22, at Calvary Baptist Church's fellowship hall. The reception was given by Mrs. Rushton's sisters, Maggie Burnett, of Graniteville, and Mary Bell, of Langley.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for July 29-Aug. 1. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Ailing child enjoys special shopping experience
Dre Nathaniel did some back-to-school shopping in style Saturday.

School menus
AIKEN COUNTY TODAY: Juice, pancakes, syrup and milk

Milestones
The following Aiken County students have been awarded Schofield Scholarships:

Milestones
The following Aiken County students have been awarded Schofield Scholarships:

Rodeos are a hit for USC Aiken baseball
Kenny Thomas is no stranger to success.

This week
Chamber Meeting: Noon today; Bobby's Bar-B-Q Buffet, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway; Don Connelly, of the Silver Bluff Audubon Center, will be the speaker; 645-4429

Ailing child enjoys special shopping experience
Dre Nathaniel did some back-to-school shopping in style Saturday.

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

Art museum makes Sundays fun
In less than a minute, Xavier Jones showed how a group of lines and circles could become a face.

50th anniversary
Milton and Marian Rushton, of Graniteville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Friday, July 22, at Calvary Baptist Church's fellowship hall. The reception was given by Mrs. Rushton's sisters, Maggie Burnett, of Graniteville, and Mary Bell, of Langley.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for July 29-Aug. 1. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Reunions
Leavelle Mccampbell High School 1957: Seeking classmates for a 48-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10; contact Joane Sealy Yeater, P.O. Box 264, Warrenville, SC 29851, or e-mail Jack Wood, j57ewood@bellsouth.net

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

Director of arts center welcomes expansions
Some people just cannot be satisfied. Take Kristin Brown, the executive director of the Aiken Center for the Arts, for instance.

Director of arts center welcomes expansions
Some people just cannot be satisfied. Take Kristin Brown, the executive director of the Aiken Center for the Arts, for instance.

Rodeos are a hit for USC Aiken baseball
Kenny Thomas is no stranger to success.

New Web site will help performance group
The Aiken Performing Arts Group has a new cyberspace address.

New Web site will help performance group
The Aiken Performing Arts Group has a new cyberspace address.

Around the block
The Small Business Development Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken will present a workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. today in the Penland Administration Building, Room 106. The workshop will explore the basics to setting up a small business, the elements of an effective business plan and information needed to make informed business decisions. The cost is $25. Registration is required. For more information, call 641-3646 or visit www.usca.edu/sbdc.

Across the River
RON WHITE: DRUNK IN PUBLIC: 8 p.m. Saturday; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $38.75; 722-3521

Around the block
The Small Business Development Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken will present a workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. today in the Penland Administration Building, Room 106. The workshop will explore the basics to setting up a small business, the elements of an effective business plan and information needed to make informed business decisions. The cost is $25. Registration is required. For more information, call 641-3646 or visit www.usca.edu/sbdc.

This week
Chamber Meeting: Noon today; Bobby's Bar-B-Q Buffet, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway; Don Connelly, of the Silver Bluff Audubon Center, will be the speaker; 645-4429

'We have to walk the talk': Nationals sinking
WASHINGTON - In one corner of the Washington Nationals clubhouse stood leading slugger Jose Guillen, talking about the ailing shoulder that's kept him out of the lineup and explaining his philosophy that nobody looks out for you but you.

Greenbrier loses star, but not swagger

'We have to walk the talk': Nationals sinking

Marlins shut out Diamondbacks
MIAMI - A.J. Burnett threw a three-hit shutout to win his career-high fifth straight start, and even added an RBI single to help the Florida Marlins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 on Tuesday night.

Marlins shut out Diamondbacks

Greenbrier loses star, but not swagger
Garrett Black knew this day would come.

Marlins shut out Diamondbacks
MIAMI - A.J. Burnett threw a three-hit shutout to win his career-high fifth straight start, and even added an RBI single to help the Florida Marlins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 on Tuesday night.

Greenbrier loses star, but not swagger
Garrett Black knew this day would come.

'We have to walk the talk': Nationals sinking
WASHINGTON - In one corner of the Washington Nationals clubhouse stood leading slugger Jose Guillen, talking about the ailing shoulder that's kept him out of the lineup and explaining his philosophy that nobody looks out for you but you.

Teenagers not known by the sweat of their brows

Braves trample Giants, 7-1

Braves trample Giants, 7-1
ATLANTA - Adam LaRoche and Kelly Johnson drove in two runs apiece to back a strong outing by Horacio Ramirez, leading the Atlanta Braves past the San Francisco Giants 7-1 on Tuesday night.

Francoeur finds fast path to fame
ATLANTA - Within a couple of weeks, America's colleges and universities will be back in session.

Braves trample Giants, 7-1
ATLANTA - Adam LaRoche and Kelly Johnson drove in two runs apiece to back a strong outing by Horacio Ramirez, leading the Atlanta Braves past the San Francisco Giants 7-1 on Tuesday night.

Smoltz will stay on schedule
ATLANTA - John Thomson's physical readiness, and John Smoltz's eagerness to shake off his first loss since early June led to a shakeup in the Braves' starting rotation Tuesday.

Smoltz will stay on schedule
ATLANTA - John Thomson's physical readiness, and John Smoltz's eagerness to shake off his first loss since early June led to a shakeup in the Braves' starting rotation Tuesday.

Smoltz will stay on schedule

Braves flex muscles vs. Hennessey
ATLANTA - The frequent and vivid lightning strikes in the background at Turner Field on Tuesday night might have had some metaphorical value as far as the Atlanta Braves are concerned.

Real estate rises on river
Although North Augusta's riverfront is already home to dozens of residences, much of the land is untapped.

Oil prices rise to record high

Real estate rises on river
Although North Augusta's riverfront is already home to dozens of residences, much of the land is untapped.

Real estate rises on river

Oil prices rise to record high
WASHINGTON - Oil prices jumped to a new high near $64 a barrel Monday, reflecting the market's persistent uneasiness about strong demand, tight supplies and a slew of threats to output around the globe.

Rain brings mixed business forecast
Rain clouds are working overtime, preventing some area businesses from working at all.

Rain brings mixed business forecast
Rain clouds are working overtime, preventing some area businesses from working at all.

Fed's inflation report gives lift to markets
NEW YORK - Wall Street enjoyed a solid advance Tuesday after the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates for the 10th time in more than a year but changed its policy statement to say longer-term inflation expectations are well contained.

Rain brings mixed business forecast

Oil prices rise to record high
WASHINGTON - Oil prices jumped to a new high near $64 a barrel Monday, reflecting the market's persistent uneasiness about strong demand, tight supplies and a slew of threats to output around the globe.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 10, 2005.

Lee, Weatherford to alternate with first team

Lee, Weatherford to alternate with first team
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State opened fall practice Tuesday with quarterback Xavier Lee running the first team offense, but coach Bobby Bowden says he plans to rotate Drew Weatherford daily as the Seminoles search for a new starting signal caller.

Walker learns from freshman year
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Darius Walker carved out a permanent place in Notre Dame history the first time he played a game for the Fighting Irish.

Walker learns from freshman year

Lee, Weatherford to alternate with first team
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State opened fall practice Tuesday with quarterback Xavier Lee running the first team offense, but coach Bobby Bowden says he plans to rotate Drew Weatherford daily as the Seminoles search for a new starting signal caller.

Walker learns from freshman year
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Darius Walker carved out a permanent place in Notre Dame history the first time he played a game for the Fighting Irish.

Tips on food can help keep it, you safe
True or False: You can leave coffee in the pot and drink it the next day.

Energy pluses and minuses
President Bush finally signed an energy bill Monday. But after six years of fighting over the measure, Americans might have expected something better.

To a grieving mother
Anyone with a heart can appreciate Cindy Sheehan's torment.

An insult to us all
Irony of ironies. Those who preach tolerance the loudest are often the most intolerant.

An insult to us all

Energy pluses and minuses

End of an era
Peter Jennings was the last of a breed. He was the last of the three big news anchors who presided over an age in which three news anchors had far too much power to guide America's thinking.

An insult to us all
Irony of ironies. Those who preach tolerance the loudest are often the most intolerant.

Energy pluses and minuses
President Bush finally signed an energy bill Monday. But after six years of fighting over the measure, Americans might have expected something better.

To a grieving mother
Anyone with a heart can appreciate Cindy Sheehan's torment.

To a grieving mother

Police investigate BB gun shooting of clebrity photographer
MALIBU, Calif. - A sheriff's detective will be assigned to investigate the BB gun shooting of a photographer who was staking out Britney Spears over the weekend.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Pamela Anderson says they're not getting back together, but ex-husband Tommy Lee sounds like he's ready to give it another try.

Police investigate BB gun shooting of clebrity photographer
MALIBU, Calif. - A sheriff's detective will be assigned to investigate the BB gun shooting of a photographer who was staking out Britney Spears over the weekend.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Tommy Lee says he and Pamela Anderson aren't getting married again.

Rosie O'Donnell to join cast of 'Fiddler on the Roof'
NEW YORK - Rosie O'Donnell will join Harvey Fierstein in the Broadway revival of the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" on Sept. 20, the show's producers said Monday.

Reeve's widow is being treated for lung cancer
NEW YORK - Dana Reeve, who spent nine years caring for her paralyzed husband, Christopher Reeve, until his death last year, announced Tuesday that she has lung cancer.

Reeve's widow is being treated for lung cancer
NEW YORK - Dana Reeve, who spent nine years caring for her paralyzed husband, Christopher Reeve, until his death last year, announced Tuesday that she has lung cancer.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Tommy Lee says he and Pamela Anderson aren't getting married again.

Think twice before chasing mutual fund performance
Mutual funds focused on Latin America have been among the market's top performers lately, and strong fundamentals, high commodity prices and favorable interest rates could help them surge further.

Think twice before chasing mutual fund performance

Think twice before chasing mutual fund performance
Mutual funds focused on Latin America have been among the market's top performers lately, and strong fundamentals, high commodity prices and favorable interest rates could help them surge further.

Lemon cookies are sandwiched with strawberries
Here's something to try if you're looking for a summer dessert that's not too heavy: lemon cookies with a fresh strawberry filling.

Fake white bread sneaks fiber on picky eaters
OMAHA, Neb. - Looks like white bread. Tastes like it, too. But is it?

Cream puffs make a comeback
MILWAUKEE - Sure, cream puffs are chock-full of fat and calories and thin is in. But the treats that fell flat among diet-conscious Americans decades ago are making a comeback via Japan.

Lemon cookies are sandwiched with strawberries

Small bites
Bon Appetit magazine's September issue, its 12th annual restaurant issue, names what its editors consider America's top five restaurant cities. Four of them - New York, Chicago, San Francisco and New Orleans - are longtime favorites for highly rated dining out, but perhaps it's a bit of a surprise to find Las Vegas now among the top five. (The cities are not named in ranking order.)

How to eat well around your campfire

Small bites
Bon Appetit magazine's September issue, its 12th annual restaurant issue, names what its editors consider America's top five restaurant cities. Four of them - New York, Chicago, San Francisco and New Orleans - are longtime favorites for highly rated dining out, but perhaps it's a bit of a surprise to find Las Vegas now among the top five. (The cities are not named in ranking order.)

Cream puffs make a comeback

Small bites

How to eat well around your campfire
Trail mix is OK for on-the-go snacking in the great outdoors. But there's no reason not to eat heartily and well once you stop and gather around the campfire.

Lemon cookies are sandwiched with strawberries
Here's something to try if you're looking for a summer dessert that's not too heavy: lemon cookies with a fresh strawberry filling.

Cream puffs make a comeback
MILWAUKEE - Sure, cream puffs are chock-full of fat and calories and thin is in. But the treats that fell flat among diet-conscious Americans decades ago are making a comeback via Japan.

How to eat well around your campfire
Trail mix is OK for on-the-go snacking in the great outdoors. But there's no reason not to eat heartily and well once you stop and gather around the campfire.

Long ball carries Catfish to victory
Two pitches did in Augusta GreenJackets starter Anthony Pannone on Monday night.

GreenJackets filet Catfish
Julian Benavidez walked up to the plate at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Tuesday night in one of baseball's most pressure-packed scenarios.

Long ball carries Catfish to victory
Two pitches did in Augusta GreenJackets starter Anthony Pannone on Monday night.

Family affairs follow Conte into Augusta
Nick Conte's family rarely gets to see him play baseball.

GreenJackets filet Catfish
Julian Benavidez walked up to the plate at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Tuesday night in one of baseball's most pressure-packed scenarios.

Family affairs follow Conte into Augusta
Nick Conte's family rarely gets to see him play baseball.

Tiger hasn't changed irons since high school

Tiger hasn't changed irons since high school
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - In an era of high-tech equipment built to the strictest of specifications for golf's touring professionals, Tiger Woods made a somewhat startling revelation Tuesday during a PGA Championship news conference at the Baltusrol Golf Club.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

A relaxed Woods takes aim at third major
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Tiger Woods stuck to his major championship routine Tuesday, splitting the silence of dawn with a tee shot at 6:15 a.m. for a practice round at the PGA Championship with limited distractions.

Getting to know the beast of Baltusrol

Golf: Back in the swing of things
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - It's hard to believe the media and public could be apathetic about a player winning three major championships in one year.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Golf: Back in the swing of things
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - It's hard to believe the media and public could be apathetic about a player winning three major championships in one year.

Tiger hasn't changed irons since high school
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - In an era of high-tech equipment built to the strictest of specifications for golf's touring professionals, Tiger Woods made a somewhat startling revelation Tuesday during a PGA Championship news conference at the Baltusrol Golf Club.

A relaxed Woods takes aim at third major
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Tiger Woods stuck to his major championship routine Tuesday, splitting the silence of dawn with a tee shot at 6:15 a.m. for a practice round at the PGA Championship with limited distractions.

Baltusrol's long holes to test field
John Huneke, the general chairman of the 87th PGA Championship, said in a recent news conference that A. W. Tillinghast designed Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course to give players "the opportunity" to hit driver on almost every par-4 and par-5 hole.

A relaxed Woods takes aim at third major

Janzen has good feelings about course
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Of all the players starting in this week's PGA Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club, Lee Janzen was likely one of the most anxious to get on the course and see what it had to offer.

Golf: Back in the swing of things

Baltusrol's long holes to test field

Janzen has good feelings about course
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Of all the players starting in this week's PGA Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club, Lee Janzen was likely one of the most anxious to get on the course and see what it had to offer.

Baltusrol's long holes to test field
John Huneke, the general chairman of the 87th PGA Championship, said in a recent news conference that A. W. Tillinghast designed Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course to give players "the opportunity" to hit driver on almost every par-4 and par-5 hole.

Getting to know the beast of Baltusrol
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The 17th hole at Baltusrol Golf Club is the longest in major championship history, measuring 650 yards down a tree-lined fairway and across a patch of bunkers and rough to an elevated green.

Getting to know the beast of Baltusrol
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The 17th hole at Baltusrol Golf Club is the longest in major championship history, measuring 650 yards down a tree-lined fairway and across a patch of bunkers and rough to an elevated green.

Janzen has good feelings about course

Family affairs follow Conte into Augusta

Long ball carries Catfish to victory

GreenJackets filet Catfish

Former football champs top polls

Former football champs top polls
The usual suspects dominated the voting in the Associated Press preseason polls for Georgia high school football, which were released Monday.

Former football champs top polls
The usual suspects dominated the voting in the Associated Press preseason polls for Georgia high school football, which were released Monday.

'The Great One' to coach the Coyotes
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Wayne Gretzky, the most prolific scorer in NHL history, will coach the Phoenix Coyotes this season, hoping to revive a perennially disappointing team in a league emerging from a lockout.

Lemon sauce atop pasta is perfect taste for summer
Pasta is a family favorite at my house, but instead of the heavy, meat-based sauces I serve in the cooler months, I serve bowls of pasta laced with fresh pesto, uncooked tomatoes and slivered fresh basil or creamy lemon-infused sauce.

Lemon sauce atop pasta is perfect taste for summer
Pasta is a family favorite at my house, but instead of the heavy, meat-based sauces I serve in the cooler months, I serve bowls of pasta laced with fresh pesto, uncooked tomatoes and slivered fresh basil or creamy lemon-infused sauce.

Lemon sauce atop pasta is perfect taste for summer

Teenagers not known by the sweat of their brows
Young people, I am told, don't like to sweat. While previous generations often revered sweat and the labor it represented, that appears to be changing.

Teenagers not known by the sweat of their brows
Young people, I am told, don't like to sweat. While previous generations often revered sweat and the labor it represented, that appears to be changing.

Summer ends for Aiken County pupils
AIKEN -- Six-year-old Carrie Epps didn't cry this morning as her mother led her by the hand to her classroom at Millbrook Elementary School.

Inmate escapes while at work
Aiken County sheriff's deputies were looking for an inmate who escaped from a work release detail today.

Help promote gasless Wednesdays

Tarver should be next state senator
I highly endorse Ed Tarver for the District 22 Georgia Senate seat, and ask my fellow electors to vote for him in the Sept. 20 special election.Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Stress voting as a federal right
I read with great interest the article "The right to vote," by Mike Wynn in the Aug. 7 Augusta Chronicle. Joseph Greene's incensed feeling toward those who do not vote should be everyone's reaction to those who have the right to vote and do not.Rick McDonald, Augusta

Help promote gasless Wednesdays
Imagine if nobody in the CSRA bought gasoline on a given day each week. The oil industry would lose a ton of money! Now imagine if the entire nation stopped buying gasoline on the same given day each week.Dan Leonard, Grovetown

Tarver should be next state senator
I highly endorse Ed Tarver for the District 22 Georgia Senate seat, and ask my fellow electors to vote for him in the Sept. 20 special election.Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Unions would put Wal-Mart in ruin
We all are, or should be, aware that American steel manufacturers are and have been going out of business because of higher costs than those of their foreign competition. ...Richard Netzley, Evans

Profiling is valid safety measure
I am in no way anti-American Civil Liberties Union, or its mission to protect the rights of American citizens. Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

Help promote gasless Wednesdays
Imagine if nobody in the CSRA bought gasoline on a given day each week. The oil industry would lose a ton of money! Now imagine if the entire nation stopped buying gasoline on the same given day each week.Dan Leonard, Grovetown

Stress voting as a federal right

Profiling is valid safety measure
I am in no way anti-American Civil Liberties Union, or its mission to protect the rights of American citizens. Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

Tarver should be next state senator

Profiling is valid safety measure

Stress voting as a federal right
I read with great interest the article "The right to vote," by Mike Wynn in the Aug. 7 Augusta Chronicle. Joseph Greene's incensed feeling toward those who do not vote should be everyone's reaction to those who have the right to vote and do not.Rick McDonald, Augusta

Letter serves up more of the same
Lowell Greenbaum's letters provide a recurring reminder of how ludicrous the Democratic Party has become.Lawrence Burton, Washington, Ga.

Living briefs

Health and fitness calendar

Living briefs

Unusual behavior might be what makes us normal

Comic book from Hell named after Michigan community

Problems with health get woman to exercise

Study: Yoga may help keep weight off in middle age

Problems with health get woman to exercise
Michelle Goodwin received a rude awakening Dec. 2. She felt ill, ill enough to call her physician.

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.

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.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

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.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

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.

Study: Yoga may help keep weight off in middle age
SEATTLE - The slow stretches and meditations of yoga don't burn calories like a run on the treadmill. But a new study suggests it might help people keep weight off in middle age.\r\n

Study: Yoga may help keep weight off in middle age
SEATTLE - The slow stretches and meditations of yoga don't burn calories like a run on the treadmill. But a new study suggests it might help people keep weight off in middle age.

Comic book from Hell named after Michigan community
HELL, Mich. - A woman takes an ax to her husband in their new home, someone is boiled alive in a public pool and a father is swallowed by the earth.

'Madden NFL 2006' solid, but not spectacular
NEW YORK - The "Madden NFL 2006" season kicked off with a preseason game between the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings that featured new complicated passing controls, an improved running game and no noticeable graphical improvements.

Comic book from Hell named after Michigan community
HELL, Mich. - A woman takes an ax to her husband in their new home, someone is boiled alive in a public pool and a father is swallowed by the earth.

Unusual behavior might be what makes us normal
They're quirks and habits, and for the perpetrators and those around them, they can be as annoying as they are funny.

Problems with health get woman to exercise
Michelle Goodwin received a rude awakening Dec. 2. She felt ill, ill enough to call her physician.

Unusual behavior might be what makes us normal
They're quirks and habits, and for the perpetrators and those around them, they can be as annoying as they are funny.

Future of aging dam in question
Despite a plan by Congress five years ago to renovate the aging New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam, some Augusta officials fear the 68-year-old structure may once again be earmarked for demolition.

Trash pickup could change
Augusta residents might have their trash pickup services reduced next year under the city's proposed contract extension with its haulers.

Across South Carolina

Reports of child neglect rise across state

Man stands trial in woman's carjacking
An Augusta man accused of several violent crimes, including the carjacking of a judge's relative, is standing trial this week.

Barrier blocks shopping center traffic

Director to retire, take cancer job

Trash pickup could change
Augusta residents might have their trash pickup services reduced next year under the city's proposed contract extension with its haulers.

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Entertainment events for this week include:

Kid of the Day

Five middle schools gain security officer
There will be a stronger police presence at some Richmond County middle schools when school opens Monday.

Future of aging dam in question

Lab funding on back Bunsen burner
AIKEN - Betsy Luquire's dream science lab has a gas chromatograph.

Aiken educators welcome children back

Across Georgia

News you can use

Allergens prosper in frequent rain showers
Dr. Vanitcha Pintavorn shined a light up Patty Rohr's nose and then said something surprising.

Augusta State president is not afraid of change

Aiken council decides priorities
The list of transportation project priorities is set. Now the city of Aiken just needs to secure funds.

Dad's gift to honor student's memory

State tax collections pour in
ATLANTA - Tax collections kept on growing in July, increasing the amount in Georgia's coffers by more than 18 percent, or $170 million, over the same month last year, state officials announced Monday.

Five middle schools gain security officer

State tax collections pour in

Across South Carolina

Barrier blocks shopping center traffic
A Peach Orchard Road shopping center has its own "Great Wall."

Across the area

Director to retire, take cancer job
After exactly 14 years in Augusta, East Central Health District Director Frank Rumph will retire but will help direct a new regional cancer network that includes Augusta and Athens.

Augusta Prep shooting not reported

College-bound pupils get extra preparation
College-preparatory freshmen and sophomores at Lakeside High School aren't just taking English classes.

Talk of Evans consolidation worries towns

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Sydney Wilson is today's Kid of the Day.

Real estate rises on river

Aiken educators welcome children back
AIKEN - Six-year-old Carrie Epps didn't cry Tuesday morning as her mother led her by the hand to her classroom at Millbrook Elementary School.

Lab funding on back Bunsen burner

Barrier blocks shopping center traffic
A Peach Orchard Road shopping center has its own "Great Wall."

Six to run for four council seats

Augusta State president is not afraid of change
When William A. Bloodworth Jr. became president at then-Augusta College in 1993, he faced a list of challenges.

Kid of the Day

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - School officials in Dorchester District 4 are considering an elective course in the Bible as literature for high school students.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - A 57-year-old Ohio man was killed Tuesday at the Myrtle Beach State Park and authorities took a boy into custody, the Horry County Police Department said.

Kid of the Day
Jordan Mitchell is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are investigating a case where a friend of a man who had been shot sought help Tuesday morning from officers who were investigating a car accident.

State to extend ID services
ATLANTA - Georgians who do not have a photo ID could see the state's cameras coming to them in the next few months.

Augusta Prep shooting not reported
A school shooting incident at Augusta Preparatory Day School that was not reported to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office will be investigated by the department.

Mother's case to be heard by jury
WARRENTON, Ga. - Lottie Kain pleaded not guilty Monday to charges related to the April drownings of her two small children and is now set to be tried in early October.

Dad's gift to honor student's memory
Derrol Turner imagines his daughter, Lea Christine Turner, looking down on him from heaven and smiling, although slightly surprised.

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Talk of Evans consolidation worries towns
Grovetown and Harlem officials say they're worried their future growth might be nipped in the bud and Columbia County could be the hedge clipper.

Aiken educators welcome children back
AIKEN - Six-year-old Carrie Epps didn't cry Tuesday morning as her mother led her by the hand to her classroom at Millbrook Elementary School.

Five middle schools gain security officer
There will be a stronger police presence at some Richmond County middle schools when school opens Monday.

Augusta Prep shooting not reported
A school shooting incident at Augusta Preparatory Day School that was not reported to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office will be investigated by the department.

Reports of child neglect rise across state
Reports of child neglect have risen in recent years, but officials say that might be a good thing.

Kid of the Day
Jordan Mitchell is today's Kid of the Day.

Future of aging dam in question
Despite a plan by Congress five years ago to renovate the aging New Savannah Bluff Lock & Dam, some Augusta officials fear the 68-year-old structure may once again be earmarked for demolition.

State tax collections pour in
ATLANTA - Tax collections kept on growing in July, increasing the amount in Georgia's coffers by more than 18 percent, or $170 million, over the same month last year, state officials announced Monday.

Kid of the Day
Sydney Wilson is today's Kid of the Day.

State to extend ID services
ATLANTA - Georgians who do not have a photo ID could see the state's cameras coming to them in the next few months.

Augusta State president is not afraid of change
When William A. Bloodworth Jr. became president at then-Augusta College in 1993, he faced a list of challenges.

Real estate rises on river
Although North Augusta's riverfront is already home to dozens of residences, much of the land is untapped.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Talk of Evans consolidation worries towns
Grovetown and Harlem officials say they're worried their future growth might be nipped in the bud and Columbia County could be the hedge clipper.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - A 57-year-old Ohio man was killed Tuesday at the Myrtle Beach State Park and authorities took a boy into custody, the Horry County Police Department said.

Reports of child neglect rise across state
Reports of child neglect have risen in recent years, but officials say that might be a good thing.

Across Georgia
CARROLLTON - Police have arrested a man accused of beating another man to death with a baseball bat.

Mother's case to be heard by jury

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are investigating a case where a friend of a man who had been shot sought help Tuesday morning from officers who were investigating a car accident.

Across the area

Five nominated to be Teacher of the Year
Columbia County's five finalists for Teacher of the Year were named in a school board meeting Tuesday.

Summer ends for Aiken County pupils

Dad's gift to honor student's memory
Derrol Turner imagines his daughter, Lea Christine Turner, looking down on him from heaven and smiling, although slightly surprised.

Six to run for four council seats
Six candidates have declared their intention to run for Aiken City Council seats this fall.

Corrections

Real estate rises on river
Although North Augusta's riverfront is already home to dozens of residences, much of the land is untapped.

State to extend ID services

Aiken council decides priorities

Trash pickup could change

Allergens prosper in frequent rain showers

News you can use

Corrections
Saturday's Faith Calendar in the religion section included the incorrect date for the Leon Everette and Country Cross singing. The singing will be at 6 p.m. Aug 28 at New Vision Worship Center in Warrenville, S.C.

Man stands trial in woman's carjacking

Across the area
Richmond County authorities are seeking an Augusta man in connection with a weekend shooting at an Augusta hotel.

Mother's case to be heard by jury
WARRENTON, Ga. - Lottie Kain pleaded not guilty Monday to charges related to the April drownings of her two small children and is now set to be tried in early October.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Members of what authorities said was a violent Georgia street gang have been indicted under federal racketeering laws, officials from the U.S. attorney's office said Monday.

Summer ends for Aiken County pupils
AIKEN -- Six-year-old Carrie Epps didn't cry this morning as her mother led her by the hand to her classroom at Millbrook Elementary School.

Man stands trial in woman's carjacking
An Augusta man accused of several violent crimes, including the carjacking of a judge's relative, is standing trial this week.

Corrections
Saturday's Faith Calendar in the religion section included the incorrect date for the Leon Everette and Country Cross singing. The singing will be at 6 p.m. Aug 28 at New Vision Worship Center in Warrenville, S.C.

Director to retire, take cancer job
After exactly 14 years in Augusta, East Central Health District Director Frank Rumph will retire but will help direct a new regional cancer network that includes Augusta and Athens.

Six to run for four council seats
Six candidates have declared their intention to run for Aiken City Council seats this fall.

Lab funding on back Bunsen burner
AIKEN - Betsy Luquire's dream science lab has a gas chromatograph.

Aiken council decides priorities
The list of transportation project priorities is set. Now the city of Aiken just needs to secure funds.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
Richmond County authorities are seeking an Augusta man in connection with a weekend shooting at an Augusta hotel.

Allergens prosper in frequent rain showers
Dr. Vanitcha Pintavorn shined a light up Patty Rohr's nose and then said something surprising.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - School officials in Dorchester District 4 are considering an elective course in the Bible as literature for high school students.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Members of what authorities said was a violent Georgia street gang have been indicted under federal racketeering laws, officials from the U.S. attorney's office said Monday.

Ex-patient is charged with taking ambulance
A discharged Medical College of Georgia Hospital patient, who had been waiting for a ride at the hospital, was arrested in the theft of an ambulance at about 3 a.m. Monday.

Rapper DMX charged with violating plea deal
NEW YORK - Rapper DMX was charged Monday with violating the conditions of a plea deal approved after he drove through an airport parking gate last year while on drugs.

Grammy winner shot in head during attempted carjacking

Rapper DMX charged with violating plea deal

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Say goodbye to Staind's beautiful ragged edges. On their latest album, the band's signature pained sound, fueled by Aaron Lewis' soul-searching vocals, comes off as shiny, with a bit too much studio polish.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Say goodbye to Staind's beautiful ragged edges. On their latest album, the band's signature pained sound, fueled by Aaron Lewis' soul-searching vocals, comes off as shiny, with a bit too much studio polish.\r\n

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Grammy winner shot in head during attempted carjacking
DENVER - A Grammy-winning musician and husband of ABC news reporter Elizabeth Vargas was treated at a hospital and released Monday after being shot in the head during an attempted carjacking following a performance.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Say goodbye to Staind's beautiful ragged edges. On their latest album, the band's signature pained sound, fueled by Aaron Lewis' soul-searching vocals, comes off as shiny, with a bit too much studio polish.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Rapper DMX charged with violating plea deal
NEW YORK - Rapper DMX was charged Monday with violating the conditions of a plea deal approved after he drove through an airport parking gate last year while on drugs.

Grammy winner shot in head during attempted carjacking
DENVER - A Grammy-winning musician and husband of ABC news reporter Elizabeth Vargas was treated at a hospital and released Monday after being shot in the head during an attempted carjacking following a performance.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Say goodbye to Staind's beautiful ragged edges. On their latest album, the band's signature pained sound, fueled by Aaron Lewis' soul-searching vocals, comes off as shiny, with a bit too much studio polish.

Barron glad to have opportunity with Heat

Barron glad to have opportunity with Heat
MIAMI - Earl Barron missed an opportunity to play against Shaquille O'Neal a year ago, when the Orlando Magic cut him from their training camp just before facing the Miami Heat in a preseason game.

Barron glad to have opportunity with Heat
MIAMI - Earl Barron missed an opportunity to play against Shaquille O'Neal a year ago, when the Orlando Magic cut him from their training camp just before facing the Miami Heat in a preseason game.

Falcons: Brooking wants more than Pro Bowl

Westbrook returns to camp, no Owens

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

Dea. Paul R. Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Raymond Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Brown    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Myers Mitchell    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Paul Raymond Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Isacc Robinson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Francisco Rodriguez    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Brown    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Shoemaker, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Shoemaker, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Vaughn Mack Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Marvin Bailey    (ADRIAN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas Wayne Hooks    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Whitaker    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Dea. Paul R. Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Omar Willard Larmon    (ORISKANY FALLS, N.Y.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mancillas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois S. Horton    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Lanthrip    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Donnie W. Duckworth    (TIFTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Francisco Rodriguez    (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Travis C. Geters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mancillas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Haynie B. Floyd, Sr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Travis C. Geters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Crook    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Sellars    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ezekiel Cook    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harvest Hall    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Donnie W. Duckworth    (TIFTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois S. Horton    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Ms. Sallie R. Coleman    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Foreman    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ralph Brown    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sallie Coleman    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeanette Beal    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Whitaker    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John Baker, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Vaughn Mack Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John L. Asbell, Jr.    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Shoemaker, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Alma Beard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Sellars    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Abney Thomas    (GREENSBORO, N.C.)

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

Mr. John L. Asbell, Jr.    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Crook    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Ann Martin    (WARD, S.C.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. John L. Asbell, Jr.    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Harvest Hall    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Abney Thomas    (GREENSBORO, N.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Foreman    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Whitaker    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sallie Coleman    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Vaughn Mack Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Green Elam    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Shoemaker, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Alma Beard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Baker, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Viola Alma Beard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Beal    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Omar Willard Larmon    (ORISKANY FALLS, N.Y.)

Mr. Ralph Brown    (AVERA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Sallie R. Coleman    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ezekiel Cook    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Isacc Robinson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John L. Asbell, Jr.    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Ann Martin    (WARD, S.C.)

Mr. Myers Mitchell    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Whitaker    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Marvin Bailey    (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Wayne Hooks    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Lanthrip    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Vaughn Mack Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Green Elam    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Alma Beard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Haynie B. Floyd, Sr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Viola Alma Beard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Foreman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Shoemaker, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sallie R. Coleman (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sallie Coleman (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Haynie B. Floyd, Sr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. John L. Asbell, Jr. (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Wayne Hooks (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Whitaker (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John L. Asbell, Jr. (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Myers Mitchell (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Ezekiel Cook (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Harvest Hall (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Travis C. Geters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mattie Lanthrip (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Isacc Robinson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mancillas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Vaughn Mack Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Marvin Bailey (ADRIAN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Paul Raymond Russell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Abney Thomas (GREENSBORO, N.C.)

Mr. Eddie Shoemaker, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Vaughn Mack Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois S. Horton (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Omar Willard Larmon (ORISKANY FALLS, N.Y.)

Mr. Ralph Brown (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Alma Beard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Francisco Rodriguez (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Sellars (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Green Elam (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Brown (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Beal (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Whitaker (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Ann Martin (WARD, S.C.)

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

Mr. Donnie W. Duckworth (TIFTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Crook (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Dea. Paul R. Russell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Baker, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
In Huntersville, N.C., Jason Leffler was fired Monday as driver for the No. 11 Chevrolet at Joe Gibbs Racing. The team will use a combination of drivers to replace him for the final 15 races of the season.

Overtime
The Aiken County Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Midland Valley High School.

Overtime
In Huntersville, N.C., Jason Leffler was fired Monday as driver for the No. 11 Chevrolet at Joe Gibbs Racing. The team will use a combination of drivers to replace him for the final 15 races of the season.

Overtime
The Aiken County Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Midland Valley High School.

Falcons: Brooking wants more than Pro Bowl
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Keith Brooking loves those trips to Hawaii in February.

Westbrook returns to camp, no Owens
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - While one key to the Philadelphia's offense made his training camp debut Monday, another was absent for the third time in four days.

Westbrook returns to camp, no Owens
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - While one key to the Philadelphia's offense made his training camp debut Monday, another was absent for the third time in four days.

Falcons: Brooking wants more than Pro Bowl
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Keith Brooking loves those trips to Hawaii in February.

Wiccan prayer dispute heads to U.S. Supreme Court
RICHMOND, Va. - Civil liberties lawyers have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a Wiccan priestess to offer prayers before a public board's meetings.

Wiccan prayer dispute heads to U.S. Supreme Court
RICHMOND, Va. - Civil liberties lawyers have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a Wiccan priestess to offer prayers before a public board's meetings.

Jennings' death ushers in uncertain era for TV news
NEW YORK - The death of Peter Jennings means an era in television news has ended with stunning swiftness, giving broadcasters the challenge of reimagining the nightly news in an age of instant Internet updates.

Hagman, Gray return to 'Dallas'

University prepares for debut of Tommy Lee show
LINCOLN, Neb. - When Tommy Lee descended on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus to film a TV show, there were concerns about how the finished product would make the school and the state look.

Jennings' death ushers in uncertain era for TV news

Hagman, Gray return to 'Dallas'
LOS ANGELES - More than 20 years later, there's still some heat in the burning question of the summer of 1980: "Who shot J.R.?"

University prepares for debut of Tommy Lee show

Hagman, Gray return to 'Dallas'
LOS ANGELES - More than 20 years later, there's still some heat in the burning question of the summer of 1980: "Who shot J.R.?"

University prepares for debut of Tommy Lee show
LINCOLN, Neb. - When Tommy Lee descended on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus to film a TV show, there were concerns about how the finished product would make the school and the state look.

Jennings' death ushers in uncertain era for TV news
NEW YORK - The death of Peter Jennings means an era in television news has ended with stunning swiftness, giving broadcasters the challenge of reimagining the nightly news in an age of instant Internet updates.

Reeve's widow is being treated for lung cancer

Police investigate BB gun shooting of clebrity photographer

People in the News

Players allege cover up in court documents

Signs reflect another Pacers championship
AIKEN - The groundwork was laid in 2004. All USC Aiken officials had to do this year was make a phone call.

Signs reflect another Pacers championship

Signs reflect another Pacers championship
AIKEN - The groundwork was laid in 2004. All USC Aiken officials had to do this year was make a phone call.

Players allege cover up in court documents
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Brian Brownlee and Woodly Telfort, the two ex-South Carolina players facing the most serious charges involving thefts at Williams-Brice Stadium last November, claim in court documents that coach Steve Spurrier told the team no one would face criminal charges if the stolen items were returned.

Players allege cover up in court documents
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Brian Brownlee and Woodly Telfort, the two ex-South Carolina players facing the most serious charges involving thefts at Williams-Brice Stadium last November, claim in court documents that coach Steve Spurrier told the team no one would face criminal charges if the stolen items were returned.

Activities make tour of capital enjoyable
I got a free trip to Washington, D.C., in June with other Georgia teens for the 40th annual Washington Youth Tour.

Boys State opens eyes to government
I woke up at 6:30 a.m. I was up with about 800 other boys from across the state, marching in two straight lines to breakfast on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia. We had a half-hour to eat our meal, consisting of soggy eggs and things we couldn't identify, and got in a few minutes to talk before we were off to our day's events. It was just the beginning of South Carolina Palmetto Boys State, a weeklong program in June sponsored by the American Legion that allows young men to experience firsthand the processes and procedures of government and politics.

Boys State opens eyes to government
I woke up at 6:30 a.m. I was up with about 800 other boys from across the state, marching in two straight lines to breakfast on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia. We had a half-hour to eat our meal, consisting of soggy eggs and things we couldn't identify, and got in a few minutes to talk before we were off to our day's events. It was just the beginning of South Carolina Palmetto Boys State, a weeklong program in June sponsored by the American Legion that allows young men to experience firsthand the processes and procedures of government and politics.

Xtreme calendar

Programs, counselors can help with anger
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: When I get mad, I take my anger out on the people I love, and I really don't want to do that. How can you help?

Programs, counselors can help with anger

Teen Board is good chance to learn about journalism
Lord Byron once said, "But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think."

Audio best

My style

Xtreme question of the week

Xtreme question of the week
Q: Would it be beneficial for schools to teach a class on state laws?

Xtreme question of the week
Q: Would it be beneficial for schools to teach a class on state laws?

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Programs, counselors can help with anger
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: When I get mad, I take my anger out on the people I love, and I really don't want to do that. How can you help?

Helpful hints can guide pupils through another year
School is like a hurricane approaching shore - you can't stop it. But if you can't prevent it, the least you can do is try to make sure you survive. We've talked with pupils and school officials across the Augusta area to glean tips on how to get in gear and back in the grind, regardless of your grade.

Helpful hints can guide pupils through another year

Xtreme calendar
SCHOOL'S IN: Aiken County pupils get back in the grind with the first day of classes. Check out school policies and get this year's calendar (if you haven't already) at www.aiken.k12.sc.us.

Helpful hints can guide pupils through another year
School is like a hurricane approaching shore - you can't stop it. But if you can't prevent it, the least you can do is try to make sure you survive. We've talked with pupils and school officials across the Augusta area to glean tips on how to get in gear and back in the grind, regardless of your grade.

My style
THE FACTS: Vontrice White, 17, a senior at Cross Creek High School

Xtreme calendar
SCHOOL'S IN: Aiken County pupils get back in the grind with the first day of classes. Check out school policies and get this year's calendar (if you haven't already) at www.aiken.k12.sc.us.

My style
THE FACTS: Vontrice White, 17, a senior at Cross Creek High School

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Boys State opens eyes to government

This week

Across the River

Around the block

Rodeos are a hit for USC Aiken baseball

New Web site will help performance group

Director of arts center welcomes expansions

50th anniversary

Milestones

Ailing child enjoys special shopping experience

Events

School menus

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Wiccan prayer dispute heads to U.S. Supreme Court