Applause cover
The August 11, 2005 Applause! cover.

Applause cover

Applause cover
The August 11, 2005 Applause! cover.

Galleries calendar

Edinburgh Fringe festival gets political this year

Edinburgh Fringe festival gets political this year
EDINBURGH, Scotland - Along Edinburgh's cobbled Royal Mile, actors draped in the American flag hand out flyers for "Amerwrecka," a musical billed as "'Fahrenheit 9/11' meets 'Moulin Rouge.'" Across town, comedian Paul Chowdhry tests how well an audience will take his jokes about the July 7 London bombings.

Galleries calendar
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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.

Edinburgh Fringe festival gets political this year
EDINBURGH, Scotland - Along Edinburgh's cobbled Royal Mile, actors draped in the American flag hand out flyers for "Amerwrecka," a musical billed as "'Fahrenheit 9/11' meets 'Moulin Rouge.'" Across town, comedian Paul Chowdhry tests how well an audience will take his jokes about the July 7 London bombings.

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.

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

Galleries calendar
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Palmeiro returns to Orioles, but doesn't say much
BALTIMORE - There was no apology, no mention of the s-word.

Palmeiro returns to Orioles, but doesn't say much

Palmeiro returns to Orioles, but doesn't say much
BALTIMORE - There was no apology, no mention of the s-word.

Mothers, fathers of invention should take trip to Columbia

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

Hudson pays for miscue, Braves lose

Hudson pays for miscue, Braves lose
ATLANTA - One of the best games of Tim Hudson's season will be marred by a big black 'L' alongside it.

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.

Hampton scheduled to return Sunday
ATLANTA - The second shakeup to the Atlanta Braves' starting rotation came sooner rather than later.

Powell satisfied with pitching career

Hampton scheduled to return Sunday

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.

Hudson pays for miscue, Braves lose
ATLANTA - One of the best games of Tim Hudson's season will be marred by a big black 'L' alongside it.

Hampton scheduled to return Sunday
ATLANTA - The second shakeup to the Atlanta Braves' starting rotation came sooner rather than later.

China, U.S. to negotiate imports deal

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.

Run-up in oil price blackens optimism

Many KFC, Pizza Hut restaurants going smoke-free

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

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

Downtown stripped of club

Oil prices rise amid supply fears, drivers' demand

Crude futures briefly touch $66 a barrel

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.

Bored on the phone? Beware the Jerk-O-Meter

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 price concerns don't take toll, yet

Downtown stripped of club
And then there were five. Baby Dolls, a decades-old strip club on Seventh Street, has shut down and likely won't ever return, thanks to tough local laws regulating adult entertainment.

Crude futures briefly touch $66 a barrel
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Oil prices rose briefly to $66 a barrel Thursday on concerns about gasoline supplies.

Whirlpool offers Maytag more

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

Dormant landmark being adapted for new tenants

Oil price concerns don't take toll, yet
NEW YORK - Investors put aside concerns about rising oil prices Thursday, helping the market to a late-day rally focused on generally positive economic news.

Oil price concerns don't take toll, yet
NEW YORK - Investors put aside concerns about rising oil prices Thursday, helping the market to a late-day rally focused on generally positive economic news.

Bored on the phone? Beware the Jerk-O-Meter
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Ever wonder if that spouse, friend or co-worker on the other end of the phone is really paying attention? The Jerk-O-Meter might hold the answer.

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.

Downtown stripped of club
And then there were five. Baby Dolls, a decades-old strip club on Seventh Street, has shut down and likely won't ever return, thanks to tough local laws regulating adult entertainment.

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.

Many KFC, Pizza Hut restaurants going smoke-free
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - People digging into buckets of chicken or munching slices of pizza soon won't be allowed to light up cigarettes at company-owned KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants.

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.

Crude futures briefly touch $66 a barrel
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Oil prices rose briefly to $66 a barrel Thursday on concerns about gasoline supplies.

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.

China, U.S. to negotiate imports deal
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, struggling to deal with America's surging trade deficit with China, announced Thursday that it would begin negotiations aimed at broad restrictions on imports of Chinese clothing and textiles.

Bored on the phone? Beware the Jerk-O-Meter
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Ever wonder if that spouse, friend or co-worker on the other end of the phone is really paying attention? The Jerk-O-Meter might hold the answer.

China, U.S. to negotiate imports deal
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, struggling to deal with America's surging trade deficit with China, announced Thursday that it would begin negotiations aimed at broad restrictions on imports of Chinese clothing and textiles.

Many KFC, Pizza Hut restaurants going smoke-free
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - People digging into buckets of chicken or munching slices of pizza soon won't be allowed to light up cigarettes at company-owned KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 12, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 11, 2005.

AAU team's mission: Showcase its players

Clear up water mess
A paper mill's bankruptcy in St. Marys, Ga., has got a lot of the state's conservationists and environmentalists worried. Federal bankruptcy Judge Lamar W. Davis Jr. has ruled that owners of the Durango Paper Mill, which went belly up in 2002, may include water rights in auctioning off assets to pay the firm's creditors.

Clear up water mess
A paper mill's bankruptcy in St. Marys, Ga., has got a lot of the state's conservationists and environmentalists worried. Federal bankruptcy Judge Lamar W. Davis Jr. has ruled that owners of the Durango Paper Mill, which went belly up in 2002, may include water rights in auctioning off assets to pay the firm's creditors.

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

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

Yet a sad, new low
We have seen the abortion lobby's television advertisement attacking U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts.

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.

Iraq under pressure

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?

Clear up water mess

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:

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

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.

Courtney Love accused of violating probation
LOS ANGELES - Courtney Love has been ordered to appear in court later this month to face an allegation that she violated her probation in an assault case by being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Courtney Love accused of violating probation
LOS ANGELES - Courtney Love has been ordered to appear in court later this month to face an allegation that she violated her probation in an assault case by being under the influence of a controlled substance.\r\n

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.

Grubbin': Sandwich City
Sandwich CityWHERE: 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.

Pharrell Williams tops list of best-dressed men
NEW YORK - Pharrell Williams of the Grammy-winning production duo The Neptunes tops Esquire's second annual list of the "Best Dressed Men in the World."

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

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.

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.

Applause calendar
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Bad things occur when 15 minutes of fame tick on
I always knew reality television was up to no good.

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.

Bad things occur when 15 minutes of fame tick on
I always knew reality television was up to no good.

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 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.

Coastal fishing might be best for big catches
Augusta area fishermen might consider heading to the coast and hiring a guide to fish for trout, redfish or Spanish mackerel, since last week's "exciting times" on Strom Thurmond Lake didn't last too long.

Sorry, Charlie
Appling's Paul Gray, and his son Isaac, show off a hefty pair of yellowfin tuna they caught in the Gulf of Mexico off Gulf Shores, Ala.

Sorry, Charlie

Coastal fishing might be best for big catches

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Sorry, Charlie
Appling's Paul Gray, and his son Isaac, show off a hefty pair of yellowfin tuna they caught in the Gulf of Mexico off Gulf Shores, Ala.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Fishing Tournaments

Coastal fishing might be best for big catches
Augusta area fishermen might consider heading to the coast and hiring a guide to fish for trout, redfish or Spanish mackerel, since last week's "exciting times" on Strom Thurmond Lake didn't last too long.

Rainfall can lead to plant diseases

Plant is colorfully rugged
Garden centers have had a good supply of one of my favorite plants, the gomphrena. Known botanically as Gomphrena globosa, this Joseph's Coat relative is native to Panama and Guatemala.

Rainfall can lead to plant diseases
For the most part, all the rain we have received this summer has been a blessing. We haven't had to water as much, and things look so much greener than normal.

Plant is colorfully rugged
Garden centers have had a good supply of one of my favorite plants, the gomphrena. Known botanically as Gomphrena globosa, this Joseph's Coat relative is native to Panama and Guatemala.

Plant is colorfully rugged

Rainfall can lead to plant diseases
For the most part, all the rain we have received this summer has been a blessing. We haven't had to water as much, and things look so much greener than normal.

Series win lands Jackets in second
After relying on the bottom half of the order for run production in the first three games of their series against the Columbus Catfish, the Augusta GreenJackets got some help from the top Thursday night.

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.

Series win lands Jackets in second
After relying on the bottom half of the order for run production in the first three games of their series against the Columbus Catfish, the Augusta GreenJackets got some help from the top Thursday night.

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 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.

Tiger Woods surrounds field

LPGA star to caddie for brother

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.

Ex-PGA champs rediscover some of their old ways

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.

Ex-PGA champs rediscover some of their old ways
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - There were three surprise contenders Thursday in the first round of the PGA Championship, all veterans and all with similar pedigrees in big tournaments.

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.

Ex-PGA champs rediscover some of their old ways
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - There were three surprise contenders Thursday in the first round of the PGA Championship, all veterans and all with similar pedigrees in big tournaments.

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.

Pro makes move from Jones Creek

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.

Singh cares about trophies, not accolades

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

Woods' woe opens door for Mickelson
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Phil Mickelson's season isn't dead yet.

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.

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.

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.

GreenJackets reel in Catfish

Series win lands Jackets in second

Tropical Storm Irene expected to continue intensifying
MIAMI - A renewed Tropical Storm Irene became better organized Thursday and was gradually intensifying as it moved closer to the East Coast, forecasters said.

Mothers, fathers of invention should take trip to Columbia
I probably never invented anything important. My peach-and-cottage-cheese sandwich failed to inspire much interest.

Mothers, fathers of invention should take trip to Columbia
I probably never invented anything important. My peach-and-cottage-cheese sandwich failed to inspire much interest.

3 men seek to fill Senate job
Qualifying for the Sept. 20 special election to fill the Georgia Senate 22nd District seat once held by Charles Walker ended at noon today with three men in the running, Secretary of State Cathy Cox said.

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.

Iraq bombing victim laid to rest
The day before he was killed in a roadside bombing in Iraq, Sgt. David Jones Sr., of Augusta, wrote a last letter to his wife, Karen, and their two children.

Delta changes flight cancellation
Business travelers will be losing Delta Air L ines' first morning flight out of Augusta for only one month, instead of 2½ , as previously announced.

Packaging SPLOST is folly
Here they go again. The dummies on the Augusta Commission are putting all these items on the special purpose local option sales tax together as a package.Don Turner, Grovetown

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

Pastors said we had it coming

Teachers' transfers appear very suspicious
I would like to point out discrepancies in the treatment of the three teachers at C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School who are being forced to transfer.Katherine T. King, Augusta

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.

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

Packaging SPLOST is folly

NCAA has poor sense of priority

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

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.

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

Pastors said we had it coming
Republicans who write letters to the editor are either misinformed or enjoy writing blatant lies.Carroll C. Kenny, Martinez

Pastors said we had it coming
Republicans who write letters to the editor are either misinformed or enjoy writing blatant lies.Carroll C. Kenny, Martinez

Packaging SPLOST is folly
Here they go again. The dummies on the Augusta Commission are putting all these items on the special purpose local option sales tax together as a package.Don Turner, Grovetown

Editorial wronged ABC anchorman

Call it Miata or MX-5, roadster rules

Chrysler introduces Dodge Ram Mega Cab

Pontiac begins shipping Solstices

Baker sculpts sweet treats

Chrysler introduces Dodge Ram Mega Cab
SALTILLO, Mexico - Workers at DaimlerChrysler AG's Saltillo plant got a visit from Chrysler Group's future president and Mexican government officials Thursday as they began building the 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab, a behemoth that Chrysler is counting on to boost sales in the growing pickup market.

Pontiac begins shipping Solstices
Pontiac has begun shipping its new Solstice two-seater roadster to dealers, and the cars will be available for sale as they arrive in showrooms.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Baker sculpts sweet treats
P>Leaning so his eyes are level with the carefully cut sheet cake in front of him, Dwight Green dips a doll-size spatula into a bowl of fresh butter-cream frosting.

Baker sculpts sweet treats
P>Leaning so his eyes are level with the carefully cut sheet cake in front of him, Dwight Green dips a doll-size spatula into a bowl of fresh butter-cream frosting.

Chrysler introduces Dodge Ram Mega Cab
SALTILLO, Mexico - Workers at DaimlerChrysler AG's Saltillo plant got a visit from Chrysler Group's future president and Mexican government officials Thursday as they began building the 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab, a behemoth that Chrysler is counting on to boost sales in the growing pickup market.

Call it Miata or MX-5, roadster rules
Even a Guinness Book world record holder doesn't rest on its laurels.\r\n

Call it Miata or MX-5, roadster rules
Even a Guinness Book world record holder doesn't rest on its laurels.

Pontiac begins shipping Solstices
Pontiac has begun shipping its new Solstice two-seater roadster to dealers, and the cars will be available for sale as they arrive in showrooms.

News you can use
Activities and events for this weekend include:

Columbia County might alter smoking limits

Mother's helper
Soujerne Gibbs removes a large limb from her mother's yard on Walker Street. The limb fell Wednesday on a chain-link fence, but the fence was not damaged.

News you can use
Activities and events for this weekend include:

Augusta lawyers seek Walker seat

Across the region
PINE LAKE, GA. - A man shot a police officer to death, ran inside a post office and then apparently killed himself after a traffic stop Thursday, authorities said.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Brown is third to run in Senate special election

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Fired officer who is suing Aiken gets trial
AIKEN - A former Aiken police officer fired for watching a movie while on duty will get his day in court, South Carolina's Supreme Court has ruled.

Intentionally set fires decline nationally
Arsons are decreasing nationwide, a new study says, and Richmond County has followed suit.

Interim chancellor is 1st minority to lead regents

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.

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

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.

News you can use

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.

Canal Authority buys land for development

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

There's no relief at the gas pump
Find the "cheapest and closest" pump. That's about all Augusta's David Sullivan says he can do as gas prices continue to climb.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Nonprofit SRS group plans new visitor site

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.

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.

News you can use
Today in regional history:

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

Iraq bombing victim laid to rest

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.

Across the area
A 14-year-old Harlem High School student was arrested Thursday morning at the school on three counts of sexual battery, police said.

Interim chancellor is 1st minority to lead regents
ATLANTA - For the first time, a black chancellor will head the University System of Georgia's network of colleges and universities.

There's no relief at the gas pump
Find the "cheapest and closest" pump. That's about all Augusta's David Sullivan says he can do as gas prices continue to climb.

Across South Carolina

There's no relief at the gas pump

Larke's plan would alter course load

Kid of the Day

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

Nonprofit SRS group plans new visitor site
AIKEN - If all goes as planned, Savannah River Site history buffs will one day have a museum similar to the one they gathered in Thursday.

Commissioners back recycling center plan

Mother's helper
Soujerne Gibbs removes a large limb from her mother's yard on Walker Street. The limb fell Wednesday on a chain-link fence, but the fence was not damaged.

Governor's wife stops in Augusta

MCG to talk on trends in transplants

Library added to sales tax package

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.

Across the area

Nonprofit SRS group plans new visitor site
AIKEN - If all goes as planned, Savannah River Site history buffs will one day have a museum similar to the one they gathered in Thursday.

Canal Authority buys land for development
The Augusta Canal Authority agreed in principle Thursday to buy 18.73 acres as a buffer zone between the canal and a planned 800,000-square-foot commercial development along River Watch Parkway.

Intentionally set fires decline nationally
Arsons are decreasing nationwide, a new study says, and Richmond County has followed suit.

Parham residents relish new road

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

Woman sent to hospital after blaze
A pregnant Augusta woman was transported to the hospital after a Thursday evening fire at a west Augusta apartment complex.

Inquiry on school shooting starts

Officials remind pupils of penalty for absences
Pupils who misbehave are in for a rude awakening, Richmond County school and law enforcement officials said Thursday.

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.

Delta changes flight cancellation
Business travelers will be losing Delta Air L ines' first morning flight out of Augusta for only one month, instead of 2½ , as previously announced.

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.

Iraq bombing victim laid to rest
The day before he was killed in a roadside bombing in Iraq, Sgt. David Jones Sr., of Augusta, wrote a last letter to his wife, Karen, and their two children.

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.

3 men seek to fill Senate job
Qualifying for the Sept. 20 special election to fill the Georgia Senate 22nd District seat once held by Charles Walker ended at noon today with three men in the running, Secretary of State Cathy Cox said.

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.

Rants and Raves
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Board finds taxes a home

Priest's post may soon be vacant
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 leave his parish, according to today's issue of National Catholic Reporter.

Delta changes flight cancellation

Officials remind pupils of penalty for absences
Pupils who misbehave are in for a rude awakening, Richmond County school and law enforcement officials said Thursday.

Fired officer who is suing Aiken gets trial

Rants and Raves
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Intentionally set fires decline nationally

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.

Interim chancellor is 1st minority to lead regents
ATLANTA - For the first time, a black chancellor will head the University System of Georgia's network of colleges and universities.

Brown is third to run in Senate special election
ATLANTA - Former Rep. George Brown qualified Thursday to run for next month's nonpartisan special election to complete Charles Walker's term in the Senate.

Kid of the Day
Jeffricia Jana Leverett is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Woman sent to hospital after blaze

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.

Across the area
A 14-year-old Harlem High School student was arrested Thursday morning at the school on three counts of sexual battery, police said.

Board finds taxes a home
They knew they had extra money coming, and on Thursday night Richmond County school board members decided what they were going to do with it.

Officials remind pupils of penalty for absences

Columbia County might alter smoking limits
Ray Wren says Columbia County's indoor smoking ban has snuffed out a lot of his business.

Brown is third to run in Senate special election
ATLANTA - Former Rep. George Brown qualified Thursday to run for next month's nonpartisan special election to complete Charles Walker's term in the Senate.

Jury finds man guilty of armed robbery
A jury convicted a young Augusta man of seven felony crimes Thursday, including those committed when he hijacked a vehicle from a judge's relative.

3 men seek to fill Senate job

Jury finds man guilty of armed robbery
A jury convicted a young Augusta man of seven felony crimes Thursday, including those committed when he hijacked a vehicle from a judge's relative.

Jury finds man guilty of armed robbery

Fired officer who is suing Aiken gets trial
AIKEN - A former Aiken police officer fired for watching a movie while on duty will get his day in court, South Carolina's Supreme Court has ruled.

Mother's helper

Priest's post may soon be vacant
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 leave his parish, according to today's issue of National Catholic Reporter.

Priest's post may soon be vacant

Columbia County might alter smoking limits
Ray Wren says Columbia County's indoor smoking ban has snuffed out a lot of his business.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Board finds taxes a home
They knew they had extra money coming, and on Thursday night Richmond County school board members decided what they were going to do with it.

Kid of the Day
Jeffricia Jana Leverett is today's Kid of the Day.

Across Georgia

Woman sent to hospital after blaze
A pregnant Augusta woman was transported to the hospital after a Thursday evening fire at a west Augusta apartment complex.

Bill for commandments suit goes to taxpayers

Canal Authority buys land for development
The Augusta Canal Authority agreed in principle Thursday to buy 18.73 acres as a buffer zone between the canal and a planned 800,000-square-foot commercial development along River Watch Parkway.

Official seeks cash for summer school

Aiken mother accused of child neglect

Across the area

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.

Howell's making his last stand
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The PGA Championship proudly brandishes its slogan, "Glory's Last Shot."

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.

Howell's making his last stand
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The PGA Championship proudly brandishes its slogan, "Glory's Last Shot."

Documentary man's quest to visit every Starbucks
OMAHA, Neb. - Lawyer Bill Tangeman has a mission: following the caffeine-powered quest of a man to visit every Starbucks in the world.

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.

Mini reviews

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.

Documentary man's quest to visit every Starbucks

Matthew McGrory, 7-foot-plus actor, dead at 32
LOS ANGELES - Matthew McGrory, the deep-voiced 7-foot-plus actor who moved from appearances on Howard Stern's radio show to a high-profile role as a gentle giant in the movie "Big Fish," has died. He was 32.

Matthew McGrory, 7-foot-plus actor, dead at 32

Matthew McGrory, 7-foot-plus actor, dead at 32
LOS ANGELES - Matthew McGrory, the deep-voiced 7-foot-plus actor who moved from appearances on Howard Stern's radio show to a high-profile role as a gentle giant in the movie "Big Fish," has died. He was 32.

Characters of 'Muppet Show' still have humor, relevance

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.

Documentary man's quest to visit every Starbucks
OMAHA, Neb. - Lawyer Bill Tangeman has a mission: following the caffeine-powered quest of a man to visit every Starbucks in the world.

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

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

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

Concert calendar
RON WHITE: Saturday, Bell Auditorium

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

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

Jagger says Stones' song not an anti-Bush tirade

Hot ticket

Jagger says Stones' song not an anti-Bush tirade
NEW YORK - The Rolling Stones' upcoming album contains a song seemingly critical of President Bush, but Mick Jagger denies it's directed at him, according to the syndicated TV show "Extra."\r\n

Concert calendar

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.

Concert calendar
RON WHITE: Saturday, Bell Auditorium

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.

Sonic Spotlight: Scott Terry

Group appreciates what others have given it

Jagger says Stones' song not an anti-Bush tirade
NEW YORK - The Rolling Stones' upcoming album contains a song seemingly critical of President Bush, but Mick Jagger denies it's directed at him, according to the syndicated TV show "Extra."

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

NASCAR Newsmaker: Robby Gordon

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: Stars need points quick

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 sign 6-11 Pachulia
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks' youth movement continued Thursday when the team signed 21-year-old center Zaza Pachulia from the Milwaukee Bucks.

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.

Reid wants to meet with Owens

Peterson relishing second chance with Falcons

Coleman making news on, off field

Mrs. Bessie Johnson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Earnest Benefield    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

SSG David Jones, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Onie Adams    (NEWTON, Mass.)

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

Mr. J. Bose Reese    (PORTAL, Ga.)

Deacon Paul Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary B. Swafford    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Florrie Ellison    (MIAMI)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Agnes McTeer    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Abney    (MONETTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Aileen Tinsley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert W. Hart    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Melrose L. Scott    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Ms. Ola Mae Cook    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SSG David Jones, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Lee Poole    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Joann W. Herrin    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosie Lee Hills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Byrd, II    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bessie Johnson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Grady M. Lambert, Sr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Doshaleen B. Smith    (VIDALIA, Ga.)

SSG Gerald R. Sutton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Onie Adams    (NEWTON, Mass.)

Mr. Phillip Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J. Bose Reese    (PORTAL, Ga.)

Mrs. Aileen Tinsley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Doshaleen B. Smith    (VIDALIA, Ga.)

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

Deacon Paul Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florrie Ellison    (MIAMI)

Mr. David Morris    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady M. Lambert, Sr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty June Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert W. Hart    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Lee Dosie Smith    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosie Lee Hills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earnest Benefield    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lee Dosie Smith    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Lee Poole    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Joann W. Herrin    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Joseph Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty June Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Ola Mae Cook    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. David Morris    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

SSG Gerald R. Sutton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Phillip Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melrose L. Scott    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Abney    (MONETTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary B. Swafford    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. George Byrd, II    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Maezell Franklin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

SSG David Jones, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Phillip Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melrose L. Scott (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Aileen Tinsley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady M. Lambert, Sr. (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosie Lee Hills (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Onie Adams (NEWTON, Mass.)

Mrs. Doshaleen B. Smith (VIDALIA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Patience Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Bessie Johnson (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Byrd, II (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Ms. Eva Palmer (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Ola Mae Cook (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florrie Ellison (MIAMI)

Mrs. Mary B. Swafford (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lee Dosie Smith (DUBLIN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eleanor Cook (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Lee Poole (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Joann W. Herrin (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Earnest Benefield (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Deacon Paul Russell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. David Morris (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

SSG Gerald R. Sutton (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Area swimmers spark Georgia to zone title

Overtime

FSU presses forward with appeal

Overtime

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
Clemson freshman Ben Martin continues to enjoy success at Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken.

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
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.

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.

Boxer Etienne accused of robbery, carjacking
BATON ROUGE, La. - Police said heavyweight boxer Clifford Etienne held up a check cashing business, fired a shot when a clerk failed to move fast enough and pulled a gun on officers as he tried carjack two different vehicles with children inside.

Overtime
Clemson freshman Ben Martin continues to enjoy success at Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken.

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.

Coleman making news on, off field
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Rod Coleman always seems to attract plenty of attention. On the field, that's a good thing. Off the field, he would prefer to be a little more anonymous.

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.

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.

Reid wants to meet with Owens
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A day after they booted Terrell Owens out of training camp, the Philadelphia Eagles took an even harder stance on their star's contract dispute:

Coleman making news on, off field
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Rod Coleman always seems to attract plenty of attention. On the field, that's a good thing. Off the field, he would prefer to be a little more anonymous.

Reid wants to meet with Owens
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A day after they booted Terrell Owens out of training camp, the Philadelphia Eagles took an even harder stance on their star's contract dispute:

Family drama inspires country newcomer's songs

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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."

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.

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

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.

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

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

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):

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

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.

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):

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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."

Medical College of Georgia graduates

School menus

Across the River

Restaurant ratings

Fort Gordon's child center gets accreditation

Events

Guest teacher offers new perspective

May Park reaches others with recreation, concerts

Military milestones

Milestones

Professor hopes book is helpful to his students

Teacher has a ball during summer trips

Post Happenings

CSRA Bridge Club results

For the record

Market day in Augusta

This week

Library events

Museum makes Sundays fun

Glover wedding anniversary

Howell's making his last stand

Tiger-less predictions aren't very realistic

Hollywood loves a good song when it comes to movie titles

Lawsuit claims ABC, Simon Cowell lifted TV series idea

Lawsuit claims ABC, Simon Cowell lifted TV series idea
LOS ANGELES - A lawsuit filed Wednesday against ABC and "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell alleges they conspired to steal the brand and concept of "Million Dollar Idea," a series airing in syndication.

Lawsuit claims ABC, Simon Cowell lifted TV series idea
LOS ANGELES - A lawsuit filed Wednesday against ABC and "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell alleges they conspired to steal the brand and concept of "Million Dollar Idea," a series airing in syndication.\r\n

Grubbin': Sandwich City

Ron White divulges his true self in Drunk show

Applause calendar

Stuff to do

Spotted

Courtney Love accused of violating probation

Club calendar

Bad things occur when 15 minutes of fame tick on

People in the News

Bryant listed doubtful for 'Dogs opener
When Georgia strapped on full pads for the first time this preseason on Thursday morning, A.J. Bryant watched in street clothes and a sling.

Bryant listed doubtful for 'Dogs opener
When Georgia strapped on full pads for the first time this preseason on Thursday morning, A.J. Bryant watched in street clothes and a sling.

Bryant listed doubtful for 'Dogs opener

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.

Spurrier Jr., dad show differences at USC

Spurrier Jr., dad show differences at USC
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier Jr. moves with his dad's confident stride and sounds like his father when talking about South Carolina's potential for success on the football field. Gamecocks players, though, have seen the differences in the school's newest father-son football duo.

Spurrier Jr., dad show differences at USC
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier Jr. moves with his dad's confident stride and sounds like his father when talking about South Carolina's potential for success on the football field. Gamecocks players, though, have seen the differences in the school's newest father-son football duo.