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

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.

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

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:

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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

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

Applause cover
The August 11, 2005 Applause! cover.

Applause cover
The August 11, 2005 Applause! cover.

Applause cover

Theater group takes on Disney's familiar 'Beauty'
It's a character that Crystal Mettel is very familiar with.

Galleries calendar

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

The sword can be mightier than the pentheater

The sword can be mightier than the pentheater
More Die Hard than Hamlet, more action than introspection, Shakespeare's Henry V is a big, brawny and often bloody tale of men at war, and the price paid for victory in battle.

The sword can be mightier than the pentheater
More Die Hard than Hamlet, more action than introspection, Shakespeare's Henry V is a big, brawny and often bloody tale of men at war, and the price paid for victory in battle.

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.

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

Marlins shut out Diamondbacks

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

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.

Streaking Giles delivers in clutch
ATLANTA - What a way to keep a hitting streak intact.

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

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.

Powell satisfied with pitching career
ATLANTA - The sight of the hulking brace that runs from wrist to shoulder on Jay Powell's right arm is immediately enough to elicit anyone's sympathy. Maybe even enough to bring a teardrop to the eye.

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.

Powell satisfied with pitching career

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.

Powell satisfied with pitching career
ATLANTA - The sight of the hulking brace that runs from wrist to shoulder on Jay Powell's right arm is immediately enough to elicit anyone's sympathy. Maybe even enough to bring a teardrop to the eye.

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

Oil prices rise amid supply fears, drivers' demand
Oil prices zoomed higher Wednesday, touching a new high of $65 a barrel, with buyers focused on refinery snags, shrinking U.S. inventories of gasoline and motorists' growing thirst for fuel despite record-high costs.

Run-up in oil price blackens optimism
NEW YORK - Oil prices that soared to $65 a barrel choked off an early rally on Wall Street on Wednesday, pummeling the market's optimism about the economy in the process.

Panel hears phone debate
ATLANTA - Lew Strickland has had the same phone number for 40 years, but even he knows the day might come for him to cut the cord.

Panel hears phone debate
ATLANTA - Lew Strickland has had the same phone number for 40 years, but even he knows the day might come for him to cut the cord.

Dormant landmark being adapted for new tenants
A historic downtown structure finally might start living up to its name.

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

Run-up in oil price blackens optimism

Run-up in oil price blackens optimism
NEW YORK - Oil prices that soared to $65 a barrel choked off an early rally on Wall Street on Wednesday, pummeling the market's optimism about the economy in the process.

Whirlpool offers Maytag more
DES MOINES, Iowa - Whirlpool Corp. on Wednesday raised its bid for Maytag Corp. for the third time, offering $1.79 billion in cash and stock for its rival appliance maker.

Oil prices rise amid supply fears, drivers' demand
Oil prices zoomed higher Wednesday, touching a new high of $65 a barrel, with buyers focused on refinery snags, shrinking U.S. inventories of gasoline and motorists' growing thirst for fuel despite record-high costs.

Oil prices rise amid supply fears, drivers' demand

Whirlpool offers Maytag more

Whirlpool offers Maytag more
DES MOINES, Iowa - Whirlpool Corp. on Wednesday raised its bid for Maytag Corp. for the third time, offering $1.79 billion in cash and stock for its rival appliance maker.

Panel hears phone debate

Dormant landmark being adapted for new tenants

Rain brings mixed business forecast

Dormant landmark being adapted for new tenants
A historic downtown structure finally might start living up to its name.

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.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 11, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 10, 2005.

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.

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.

Lee, Weatherford to alternate with first team

AAU team's mission: Showcase its players

An insult to us all

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.

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

Iraq under pressure

A nation of imbeciles?
The New York Civil Liberties Union's position on searching bags at the subway is fairly straightforward:

To a grieving mother

Iraq under pressure
The United States knows that the way to defeat the terrorists is for Iraq's new democratic government to gain political legitimacy and popularity by meeting all the deadlines it has set for itself - starting with completing the writing of a new constitution by Aug. 15 and, hopefully, its ratification by voters in October.

A nation of imbeciles?

A nation of imbeciles?
The New York Civil Liberties Union's position on searching bags at the subway is fairly straightforward:

Iraq under pressure
The United States knows that the way to defeat the terrorists is for Iraq's new democratic government to gain political legitimacy and popularity by meeting all the deadlines it has set for itself - starting with completing the writing of a new constitution by Aug. 15 and, hopefully, its ratification by voters in October.

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

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Paparazzi who chased Reese Witherspoon from her gym to her home won't face criminal charges, prosecutors say.

Club calendar
There's really no reason why you shouldn't be out and about this weekend. Don't take our word for it; here are a few ideas to get you started:

Stuff to do
Who is Augusta's best singer songwriter? We want to find out and let you showcase your talent in a performance on Sept. 16 at the Arts in the Hearts of Augusta festival downtown.

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.

Ron White divulges his true self in Drunk show
Ron White has ridden smokes, scotch and a tart tongue all the way to the bank, and he's as surprised about it as anyone.

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

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

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

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

Club calendar
There's really no reason why you shouldn't be out and about this weekend. Don't take our word for it; here are a few ideas to get you started:

Grubbin': Sandwich City
Sandwich CityWHERE: 302 10th St., at Ellis Street

Grubbin': Sandwich City
Sandwich City WHERE: 302 10th St., at Ellis Street

Spotted
Terri Weathersbee (from left), LaVern Henderson, Kim Henderson and Brigette Weathersbee take time out at Aiken Mall's Back to School Festival.

Ron White divulges his true self in Drunk show
Ron White has ridden smokes, scotch and a tart tongue all the way to the bank, and he's as surprised about it as anyone.

Stuff to do
Who is Augusta's best singer songwriter? We want to find out and let you showcase your talent in a performance on Sept. 16 at the Arts in the Hearts of Augusta festival downtown.

Spotted
Terri Weathersbee (from left), LaVern Henderson, Kim Henderson and Brigette Weathersbee take time out at Aiken Mall's Back to School Festival.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Paparazzi who chased Reese Witherspoon from her gym to her home won't face criminal charges, prosecutors say.

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.

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
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

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.)

Lemon cookies are sandwiched with strawberries

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.

Small bites

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

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.)

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.

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.

Cream puffs make a comeback

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

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.

GreenJackets reel in Catfish
Marcus Sanders walked out of the Augusta GreenJackets' clubhouse Wednesday and toward the still falling rain at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

GreenJackets reel in Catfish
Marcus Sanders walked out of the Augusta GreenJackets' clubhouse Wednesday and toward the still falling rain at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

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 Woods surrounds field
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - This was supposed to be the year when Tiger Woods would be challenged not only by Vijay Singh but by Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen.

Past, present Pacers plan to tee it up
To win his first Palmetto Amateur championship, Dane Burkhart knows he has to do one thing: Beat USC Aiken teammate Scott Brown.

LPGA star to caddie for brother

Tiger Woods surrounds field

Rookie's life has changed dramatically in 222 days
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Sean O'Hair has so many good things going for him in his life at the present that he doesn't see the need to dwell on the past.

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.

Pro makes move from Jones Creek
When Thomson's Belle Meade Country Club reopens in September, area golfers will find a familiar face behind the pro shop's counter.

Past, present Pacers plan to tee it up

Tiger Woods surrounds field
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - This was supposed to be the year when Tiger Woods would be challenged not only by Vijay Singh but by Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Pro makes move from Jones Creek
When Thomson's Belle Meade Country Club reopens in September, area golfers will find a familiar face behind the pro shop's counter.

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.

LPGA star to caddie for brother
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Ron Philo Jr. didn't have to scrounge for a caddie at the PGA Championship this week.

Tiger hasn't changed irons since high school

Past, present Pacers plan to tee it up
To win his first Palmetto Amateur championship, Dane Burkhart knows he has to do one thing: Beat USC Aiken teammate Scott Brown.

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.

LPGA star to caddie for brother
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Ron Philo Jr. didn't have to scrounge for a caddie at the PGA Championship this week.

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.

Singh cares about trophies, not accolades
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Vijay Singh showed up without an entourage, virtually unnoticed as he walked down a road next to the practice range at Baltusrol and onto the far end of the tee box.

Singh cares about trophies, not accolades
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Vijay Singh showed up without an entourage, virtually unnoticed as he walked down a road next to the practice range at Baltusrol and onto the far end of the tee box.

Pro makes move from Jones Creek

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.

Singh cares about trophies, not accolades

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 in the world of golf:

A relaxed Woods takes aim at third major

Upcoming events

Golf: Back in the swing of things

Family affairs follow Conte into Augusta

GreenJackets filet Catfish

GreenJackets reel in Catfish

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

Report: Priest who took A-bomb apology to Japan asked to leave
The Rev. Bob Cushing, an Augusta priest who took an apology to Japan for the 60th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, will be leaving his parish, according to Friday's issue of the National Catholic Reporter.

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

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

Tarver should be next state senator

Editorial wronged ABC anchorman

NCAA has poor sense of priority
As the son of an American and an Irish immigrant father, I have no problem with Notre Dame calling themselves the Fighting Irish. Richard A. Wilson, Aiken, S.C.

NCAA has poor sense of priority

Stress voting as a federal right

Editorial wronged ABC anchorman
How appropriate it would have been had your editorial author chosen to simply note the passing of Peter Jennings and possibly recall a few significant highlights of his 40-year career rather than disparage him hours after his death ("End of an era," Aug. 9).George Ann W. Knox, 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

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

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

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

Editorial wronged ABC anchorman
How appropriate it would have been had your editorial author chosen to simply note the passing of Peter Jennings and possibly recall a few significant highlights of his 40-year career rather than disparage him hours after his death ("End of an era," Aug. 9).George Ann W. Knox, Augusta

Editorial showed only one side
Once again, The Chronicle proves to the public it is a biased "opinion paper." You used the death of a pioneer in the news industry as a platform for your own agenda ("End of an era," Aug. 9 editorial).Patricia Allen, Hephzibah

NCAA has poor sense of priority
As the son of an American and an Irish immigrant father, I have no problem with Notre Dame calling themselves the Fighting Irish. Richard A. Wilson, Aiken, S.C.

Man flees area for safety of Iraq
I live outside of Harlem, but currently work in Junction City, Iraq (Ar-Ramadi), right in the middle of Sunni territory, where I support the 138th Signal Battalion.James R. King, Harlem

Living briefs

Comic book from Hell named after Michigan community

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.

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.

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.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - More than 50 people have been charged in a federal investigation into drugs and gangs in Columbia.

Parham residents relish new road
Randall Gross says you'd be hard-pressed to find residents on Parham Road not thrilled with $1.1 million worth of improvements on the rural south Augusta road.

Parham residents relish new road

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.

Larke's plan would alter course load

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Library added to sales tax package

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Report: Priest who took A-bomb apology to Japan asked to leave

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.

Across the area

Talk of Evans consolidation worries towns

Commissioners back recycling center plan

News you can use

Augusta lawyers seek Walker seat

Aiken mother accused of child neglect
AIKEN - An Aiken woman was arrested Wednesday on child neglect charges after police found her living in squalor with her children.

MCG to talk on trends in transplants

Library added to sales tax package
The chances for a new headquarters library in Augusta improved Wednesday when Augusta commissioners informally agreed to increase the amount of money to be raised in the proposed special purpose local option sales tax.

Kid of the Day

Augusta lawyers seek Walker seat
ATLANTA - Two Augusta Democrats formally qualified Wednesday to run in next month's special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by the federal conviction of Charles Walker.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Bill for commandments suit goes to taxpayers
WINDER, Ga. - Barrow County commissioners voted 4-2 Tuesday to spend taxpayer dollars to cover the legal fees an anonymous resident incurred when he sued the government over a Ten Commandments display at the courthouse in Winder.

Across Georgia

Augusta lawyers seek Walker seat
ATLANTA - Two Augusta Democrats formally qualified Wednesday to run in next month's special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by the federal conviction of Charles Walker.

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.

Across the area
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office was looking for a 33-year-old man Wednesday who authorities say did not notify them of a change of address in compliance with the sex offender registry.

Barrier blocks shopping center traffic

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Two days after a small plane disappeared while flying over the north Georgia mountains, searchers discovered the plane on a wooded mountainside and the pilot dead.

Dad's gift to honor student's memory

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - More than 50 people have been charged in a federal investigation into drugs and gangs in Columbia.

Future of aging dam in question

Library added to sales tax package
The chances for a new headquarters library in Augusta improved Wednesday when Augusta commissioners informally agreed to increase the amount of money to be raised in the proposed special purpose local option sales tax.

Governor's wife stops in Augusta
Georgia's first lady, Mary Perdue, came to Augusta on Wednesday to urge businesses and faith and civic groups to take part in caring for abused and neglected children.

Inquiry on school shooting starts
Police officially opened an investigation Wednesday into a shooting incident at Augusta Preparatory Day School that was not reported to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office when it occurred in May.

Prisoner escapes on work release
AIKEN - Authorities in two states are looking for a prison inmate who stole an Aiken County truck and escaped from a work-release detail Wednesday.

Official seeks cash for summer school
ATLANTA - A flood of pupils who don't pass state-mandated tests could prompt the state Board of Education to boost its spending on summer school nearly $8 million during the next two years, the superintendent said Wednesday.

Commissioners back recycling center plan
As one recycling option nears an end in Columbia County, another is being planned to replenish the environmentally friendly county service.

Aiken mother accused of child neglect
AIKEN - An Aiken woman was arrested Wednesday on child neglect charges after police found her living in squalor with her children.

Parham residents relish new road
Randall Gross says you'd be hard-pressed to find residents on Parham Road not thrilled with $1.1 million worth of improvements on the rural south Augusta road.

Augusta State president is not afraid of change

Bill for commandments suit goes to taxpayers
WINDER, Ga. - Barrow County commissioners voted 4-2 Tuesday to spend taxpayer dollars to cover the legal fees an anonymous resident incurred when he sued the government over a Ten Commandments display at the courthouse in Winder.

Aiken mother accused of child neglect

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Two days after a small plane disappeared while flying over the north Georgia mountains, searchers discovered the plane on a wooded mountainside and the pilot dead.

MCG to talk on trends in transplants
Beverly Blackshear, of Savannah, had only spent one day with her new kidney Wednesday, but her husband could already see it working.

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.

Governor's wife stops in Augusta
Georgia's first lady, Mary Perdue, came to Augusta on Wednesday to urge businesses and faith and civic groups to take part in caring for abused and neglected children.

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.

Commissioners back recycling center plan
As one recycling option nears an end in Columbia County, another is being planned to replenish the environmentally friendly county service.

Governor's wife stops in Augusta

Inquiry on school shooting starts

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

Official seeks cash for summer school

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

Bill for commandments suit goes to taxpayers

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

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.

Augusta Prep shooting not reported

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area

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.

Reports of child neglect rise across state

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.

Five middle schools gain security officer

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.

Aiken educators welcome children back

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

Kid of the Day

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.

Larke's plan would alter course load
Richmond County students could be required to take a heavier course load if an "academic reform plan" is approved.

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

MCG to talk on trends in transplants
Beverly Blackshear, of Savannah, had only spent one day with her new kidney Wednesday, but her husband could already see it working.

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.

Inquiry on school shooting starts
Police officially opened an investigation Wednesday into a shooting incident at Augusta Preparatory Day School that was not reported to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office when it occurred in May.

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.

Kid of the Day
Khloe Brianne Hall 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.

Kid of the Day
Khloe Brianne Hall is today's Kid of the Day.

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

Official seeks cash for summer school
ATLANTA - A flood of pupils who don't pass state-mandated tests could prompt the state Board of Education to boost its spending on summer school nearly $8 million during the next two years, the superintendent said Wednesday.

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.

Agency backs Augusta in canal flow dispute
A federal agency has sided with Augusta in a long-standing dispute with wildlife agencies over whether flows in the Augusta Canal should be reduced during droughts to maintain water in the Savannah River shoals.

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

Larke's plan would alter course load
Richmond County students could be required to take a heavier course load if an "academic reform plan" is approved.

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.

Report: Priest who took A-bomb apology to Japan asked to leave
The Rev. Bob Cushing, an Augusta priest who took an apology to Japan for the 60th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, will be leaving his parish, according to Friday's issue of the National Catholic Reporter.

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

House's committee meetings go online
ATLANTA - The Georgia House of Representatives meets in a 140-year-old building, but the Republicans running it aim to make it modern by broadcasting committee sessions online.

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 the area
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office was looking for a 33-year-old man Wednesday who authorities say did not notify them of a change of address in compliance with the sex offender registry.

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

News you can use
Today in regional history:

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.

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.

Across South Carolina

Tiger-less predictions aren't very realistic
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - First, a disclaimer. None of the predictions that follow are anything this golf observer truly believes.

Tiger-less predictions aren't very realistic
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - First, a disclaimer. None of the predictions that follow are anything this golf observer truly believes.

Mini reviews

Characters of 'Muppet Show' still have humor, relevance
Nearly 30 years after the episodes originally aired, the first season of The Muppet Show remains sometimes subversive, often imaginative and always entertaining television.

Characters of 'Muppet Show' still have humor, relevance

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augustachronicle.com/movies.

Characters of 'Muppet Show' still have humor, relevance
Nearly 30 years after the episodes originally aired, the first season of The Muppet Show remains sometimes subversive, often imaginative and always entertaining television.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augustachronicle.com/movies.

Adema will show its evolution after playing for troops in Iraq
When singer Luke Caraccioli joined the California rock outfit Adema last year, the band already had earned its first gold record and built a reputation based on the tortured vocals of original front man Mark Chavez.

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.

Adema will show its evolution after playing for troops in Iraq

Sonic Spotlight: Scott Terry
Scott Terry OCCUPATION: Parole officer for the state of Georgia

Group appreciates what others have given it
Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, collectively known as Montgomery Gentry, are the current kings of country-rock twang and bang.

Adema will show its evolution after playing for troops in Iraq
When singer Luke Caraccioli joined the California rock outfit Adema last year, the band already had earned its first gold record and built a reputation based on the tortured vocals of original front man Mark Chavez.

Hot ticket
Simple PlanWHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday WHERE: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta

Concert calendar
RON WHITE: Saturday, Bell Auditorium

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.

Group appreciates what others have given it
Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, collectively known as Montgomery Gentry, are the current kings of country-rock twang and bang.

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.

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.

Concert calendar
RON WHITE: Saturday, Bell Auditorium

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Grammy winner shot in head during attempted carjacking

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.

Sonic Spotlight: Scott Terry

Concert calendar

Rapper DMX charged with violating plea deal

Hot ticket
Simple PlanWHEN: 8 p.m. WednesdayWHERE: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta

Hot ticket

Sonic Spotlight: Scott Terry
Scott TerryOCCUPATION: Parole officer for the state of Georgia

Group appreciates what others have given it

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

NASCAR: Stars need points quick
Crew chief Robbie Loomis refers to his driver, Jeff Gordon, as Pac-Man these days.

Busch makes break to Penske
Roger Penske has found a suitable driver to succeed retiring Rusty Wallace in the No. 2 car.

NASCAR Newsmaker: Robby Gordon

NASCAR: Stars need points quick

NASCAR: Stars need points quick
Crew chief Robbie Loomis refers to his driver, Jeff Gordon, as Pac-Man these days.

NASCAR Newsmaker: Robby Gordon
Robby Gordon left Richard Childress Racing to drive for himself this season. His first season on his own hasn't gone as well as he had hoped.

NASCAR Newsmaker: Robby Gordon
Robby Gordon left Richard Childress Racing to drive for himself this season. His first season on his own hasn't gone as well as he had hoped.

Hawks owners waiting for Stern's ruling
ATLANTA - The owners of the Atlanta Hawks waited Wednesday for NBA commissioner David Stern to respond to their request to have co-owner Steve Belkin removed as the team's governor.

AAU team's mission: Showcase its players
For head coach Dameon Key, the Augusta Skillz is all about basketball.

AAU team's mission: Showcase its players
For head coach Dameon Key, the Augusta Skillz is all about basketball.

Peterson relishing second chance with Falcons

Falcons: Brooking wants more than Pro Bowl

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

Mrs. Geneva B. Crabb    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Ann Martin    (WARD, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Ann Martin    (WARD, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Dr. Kathleen O'Connell-Crowley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Vaughn Mack Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Foreman    (AIKEN, S.C.)

SSG Gerald R. Sutton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Levon Adams    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. J. Bose Reese    (PORTAL, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Milford A. Jackson    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Brown    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Onie Adams    (NEWTON, Mass.)

Mrs. Edna Whitaker    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Wayne Hooks    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Foreman    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Vaughn Mack Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Brown    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Alma Beard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Edna Whitaker    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Annie Sellars    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Onie Adams    (NEWTON, Mass.)

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

Mrs. Ruth W. Clanton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florrie Ellison    (MIAMI)

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

Mr. John A. Hadden, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert W. Hart    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

SSG David R. Jones, Sr.    (Augusta, Ga.)

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

Mr. Eddie Lee Poole    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosie Lee Hills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosie Lee Hills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Lee Poole    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty June Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

SSG David R. Jones, Sr.    (Augusta, Ga.)

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

Mr. Milford A. Jackson    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Robert W. Hart    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. John A. Hadden, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Abney    (MONETTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Sellars    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Dr. Kathleen O'Connell-Crowley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Wayne Hooks    (DEARING, Ga.)

SSG Gerald R. Sutton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Alma Beard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Abney    (MONETTA, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Phillip Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Florrie Ellison    (MIAMI)

Mr. Phillip Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva B. Crabb    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Levon Adams    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth W. Clanton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J. Bose Reese    (PORTAL, Ga.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth W. Clanton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Milford A. Jackson (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva B. Crabb (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maezell Franklin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Brown (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Abney (MONETTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. John A. Hadden, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Eddie Lee Poole (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Robert W. Hart (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Florrie Ellison (MIAMI)

Mrs. Annie Sellars (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Dr. Kathleen O'Connell-Crowley (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Viola Alma Beard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Whitaker (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

SSG David R. Jones, Sr. (Augusta, Ga.)

Vaughn Mack Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SSG Gerald R. Sutton (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Wayne Hooks (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Levon Adams (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Onie Adams (NEWTON, Mass.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosie Lee Hills (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty June Perry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Phillip Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J. Bose Reese (PORTAL, Ga.)

Overtime

FSU presses forward with appeal

Overtime

Area swimmers spark Georgia to zone title

FSU presses forward with appeal
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State University trustees voted Wednesday to begin an appeal of its inclusion on a new list of schools that won't be permitted to use their American Indian nicknames or logos in NCAA tournaments and to authorize possible court action if the appeal doesn't work.

Klitschko to fight Samuel Peter in IBF bout
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Still trying to fight his way back into title contention, heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko will take on unbeaten Samuel Peter in a Sept. 24 IBF elimination bout.

FSU presses forward with appeal
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State University trustees voted Wednesday to begin an appeal of its inclusion on a new list of schools that won't be permitted to use their American Indian nicknames or logos in NCAA tournaments and to authorize possible court action if the appeal doesn't work.

Overtime
In Carson, Calif., Maria Sharapova took the first step toward a JPMorgan Chase Open title and the No. 1 ranking with a 7-6 (7), 6-2 win over close friend Maria Kirilenko in a second-round match late Tuesday night.

Area swimmers spark Georgia to zone title
Three swimmers from Columbia County represented Georgia in the recent USA Swimming Southern Zone Championship Meet in Houston.

Area swimmers spark Georgia to zone title
Three swimmers from Columbia County represented Georgia in the recent USA Swimming Southern Zone Championship Meet in Houston.

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

Overtime
In Carson, Calif., Maria Sharapova took the first step toward a JPMorgan Chase Open title and the No. 1 ranking with a 7-6 (7), 6-2 win over close friend Maria Kirilenko in a second-round match late Tuesday night.

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

Peterson relishing second chance with Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - In 1994, when Todd Peterson went through his first training camp with the Atlanta Falcons, June Jones was the team's coach, Rankin Smith was the owner, and camp was held in Suwanee.

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

Peterson relishing second chance with Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - In 1994, when Todd Peterson went through his first training camp with the Atlanta Falcons, June Jones was the team's coach, Rankin Smith was the owner, and camp was held in Suwanee.

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

Family drama inspires country newcomer's songs

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.

Family drama inspires country newcomer's songs
Country newcomer Miranda Lambert's father was a Dallas police officer, but she's not sure whether her name came from the Miranda rights that police read to those they arrest.

Family drama inspires country newcomer's songs
Country newcomer Miranda Lambert's father was a Dallas police officer, but she's not sure whether her name came from the Miranda rights that police read to those they arrest.

Retired chaplain still tends to soldiers' spiritual needs
Although Chaplain Garry Kerr retired last month, there still are boxes stacked in his Fort Gordon office.

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

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

Fort Gordon's child center gets accreditation
Fort Gordon's Child Development Center received good news recently when officials learned the center had received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

This week
Meteor Shower Walk: 9 p.m. Friday, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park; watch the Perseids meteor shower; event includes a 2-mile walk; registration required; $3 members, $5 nonmembers; 828-2109

Events
The Augusta chapter of the American Red Cross is offering certification first aid classes.

Professor hopes book is helpful to his students
The day Steve Clements graduated from Brooklyn College in 1965, he asked his instructor what to do next.

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

Events
The Augusta chapter of the American Red Cross is offering certification first aid classes.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Across the River
MOTORCYCLE RIDE: Registration, 8:45 a.m., ride begins at 9:30 a.m., Saturday; Winn-Dixie, U.S. Highway 25, North Augusta; ride will go to the Connie Maxwell Children's Home, Greenwood, S.C.; drawing, prizes; entry fee is a donation to the children's home; 613-1971

Glover wedding anniversary
The Rev. Barney and Sarah Glover, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner Saturday, July 9, at their home. The dinner was given by their children, Veronica G. Washington and B. Glenn Glover; their granddaughter, Chantel Guy; and their great-grandchildren. They have two children, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

This week
Meteor Shower Walk: 9 p.m. Friday, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park; watch the Perseids meteor shower; event includes a 2-mile walk; registration required; $3 members, $5 nonmembers; 828-2109

Teacher has a ball during summer trips
Two years ago, Kevin Kearns completed a goal of visiting every major baseball league stadium in the country.

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

School menus
BREAKFAST MONDAY: Sausage bites, hash browns or grits, juice and milk *Chicken biscuit and hash browns

Glover wedding anniversary
The Rev. Barney and Sarah Glover, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner Saturday, July 9, at their home. The dinner was given by their children, Veronica G. Washington and B. Glenn Glover; their granddaughter, Chantel Guy; and their great-grandchildren. They have two children, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

CSRA Bridge Club results
CSRA Bridge Club Results for the week Aug. 1-7

Group is planning special events to honor military retirees
Plans for a Military Retiree Appreciation Day are coming together.

Market day in Augusta
This is one dessert you won't find in your supermarket or on the menu at any local restaurant.

Reunions
BUTLER HIGH SCHOOL 1980: Seeking classmates for a 25-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1; contact Jan Griesel Williams, 860-2725 or bhs80reunion@yahoo.com

Teacher has a ball during summer trips
Two years ago, Kevin Kearns completed a goal of visiting every major baseball league stadium in the country.

Across the River
MOTORCYCLE RIDE: Registration, 8:45 a.m., ride begins at 9:30 a.m., Saturday; Winn-Dixie, U.S. Highway 25, North Augusta; ride will go to the Connie Maxwell Children's Home, Greenwood, S.C.; drawing, prizes; entry fee is a donation to the children's home; 613-1971

Medical College of Georgia graduates
The following Richmond County students have earned degrees from Medical College of Georgia.

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

Professor hopes book is helpful to his students
The day Steve Clements graduated from Brooklyn College in 1965, he asked his instructor what to do next.

CSRA Bridge Club results
CSRA Bridge Club Results for the week Aug. 1-7

Military milestones
- Air Force Airman 1st Class Tykeisha D. Smith, a 2004 graduate of Butler High School and daughter of Tyrone Smith, of Augusta, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Market day in Augusta
This is one dessert you won't find in your supermarket or on the menu at any local restaurant.

School menus
BREAKFASTMONDAY: Sausage bites, hash browns or grits, juice and milk *Chicken biscuit and hash browns

Medical College of Georgia graduates
The following Richmond County students have earned degrees from Medical College of Georgia.

May Park reaches others with recreation, concerts
Bordered by the Richmond County Detention Center, Magnolia Cemetery and several dilapidated houses, May Park is in what Sirlester "Bo" Harrison calls "a unique situation."

Military milestones
- Air Force Airman 1st Class Tykeisha D. Smith, a 2004 graduate of Butler High School and daughter of Tyrone Smith, of Augusta, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

May Park reaches others with recreation, concerts
Bordered by the Richmond County Detention Center, Magnolia Cemetery and several dilapidated houses, May Park is in what Sirlester "Bo" Harrison calls "a unique situation."

Milestones
Jeremy D. Bannon-Neches, of Augusta, son of Michelle Bannon, has earned a diploma, with a concentration in ballet, from the North Carolina School of Dance, Winston-Salem.

Group is sounding board for caregivers
Patsy Battle and Adell Moore felt alone and overwhelmed with the responsibility of taking care of their ailing mothers.

Guest teacher offers new perspective
As members of the Augusta Dance Theatre worked on the choreography of Cinderella, Helen Starr gave the dancers added instruction.

Guest teacher offers new perspective
As members of the Augusta Dance Theatre worked on the choreography of Cinderella, Helen Starr gave the dancers added instruction.

Fort Gordon's child center gets accreditation
Fort Gordon's Child Development Center received good news recently when officials learned the center had received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Milestones
Jeremy D. Bannon-Neches, of Augusta, son of Michelle Bannon, has earned a diploma, with a concentration in ballet, from the North Carolina School of Dance, Winston-Salem.

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

Medical College of Georgia graduates

Professor hopes book is helpful to his students

Events

May Park reaches others with recreation, concerts

For the record

Post Happenings

Military milestones

Milestones

This week

Teacher has a ball during summer trips

Restaurant ratings

Across the River

School menus

CSRA Bridge Club results

Museum makes Sundays fun

Market day in Augusta

Fort Gordon's child center gets accreditation

Library events

Guest teacher offers new perspective

Glover wedding anniversary

Tiger-less predictions aren't very realistic

Hollywood loves a good song when it comes to movie titles

University prepares for debut of Tommy Lee show

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.

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.

Stuff to do

People in the News

Reeve's widow is being treated for lung cancer

Club calendar

Ron White divulges his true self in Drunk show

Applause calendar

Grubbin': Sandwich City

Spotted

People in the News

Hollywood loves a good song when it comes to movie titles
A movie title can be a tricky thing. It has to attract an audience but not give too much away. It has to be smart and punchy but still appeal at some level to the widest common denominator.

Hollywood loves a good song when it comes to movie titles
A movie title can be a tricky thing. It has to attract an audience but not give too much away. It has to be smart and punchy but still appeal at some level to the widest common denominator.

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.

Rodeos are a hit for USC Aiken baseball

This week

New Web site will help performance group

Milestones

Across the River

Ailing child enjoys special shopping experience

School menus

Director of arts center welcomes expansions

50th anniversary

Events

Around the block

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Wiccan prayer dispute heads to U.S. Supreme Court