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.

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.

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.

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

Braves: No magic this time for Sosa
ATLANTA - In recent weeks, Jorge Sosa had evolved into the Atlanta rotation's Houdini or Copperfield, wiggling out of tight spots without much damage incurred.

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.

Hampton scheduled to return Sunday

Braves: No magic this time for Sosa
ATLANTA - In recent weeks, Jorge Sosa had evolved into the Atlanta rotation's Houdini or Copperfield, wiggling out of tight spots without much damage incurred.

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.

Hudson pays for miscue, Braves lose

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

Braves: No magic this time for Sosa

Delta revises flights for fall
Business travelers will be losing Delta Air Lines' first morning flight out of Augusta for only one month, instead of the 2 previously announced.

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.

Restaurateur hopes to suit tastes of downtown diners
Broad Street patrons soon will have a second helping of hot food to digest.

Delta revises flights for fall
Business travelers will be losing Delta Air Lines' first morning flight out of Augusta for only one month, instead of the 2 previously announced.

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.

Downtown stripped of club

Access to acne drug is curbed
WASHINGTON - The thousands of Americans who take the acne drug Accutane - and people who prescribe and dispense it - must enroll in a national registry, part of a major government program to tighten access to the medicine that causes birth defects.

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

Stocks fall amid news of rising trade deficit
NEW YORK - Wall Street retrenched Friday as the trade deficit widened and oil prices surged, while a weak quarterly report from Dell Inc. also disheartened the market.

Mill blames 350 layoffs on imports
FLORENCE, S.C. - A textile maker in the Pee Dee will lay off about 350 workers because cheap imports from China have hurt business, company officials said.

China, U.S. to negotiate imports deal

Crude futures briefly touch $66 a barrel

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.

Many KFC, Pizza Hut restaurants going smoke-free

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.

Oil price concerns don't take toll, yet

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.

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.

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

Restaurateur hopes to suit tastes of downtown diners

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.

Delta revises flights for fall

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.

Access to acne drug is curbed

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

Mill blames 350 layoffs on imports

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.

Access to acne drug is curbed
WASHINGTON - The thousands of Americans who take the acne drug Accutane - and people who prescribe and dispense it - must enroll in a national registry, part of a major government program to tighten access to the medicine that causes birth defects.

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.

Mill blames 350 layoffs on imports
FLORENCE, S.C. - A textile maker in the Pee Dee will lay off about 350 workers because cheap imports from China have hurt business, company officials said.

Restaurateur hopes to suit tastes of downtown diners
Broad Street patrons soon will have a second helping of hot food to digest.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 12, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 13, 2005.

Clear up water mess

A more dangerous world

Sorrowful arrogance
It wasn't conscience or caring that brought down the Rev. Bob Cushing. It was sheer arrogance, plain and simple.

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.

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

A more dangerous world
The world became a more dangerous place last weekend as nuclear nonproliferation talks broke down with North Korea and Iran - showing how extraordinarily difficult it is to negotiate life-or-death matters with sociopathic regimes.

A more dangerous world
The world became a more dangerous place last weekend as nuclear nonproliferation talks broke down with North Korea and Iran - showing how extraordinarily difficult it is to negotiate life-or-death matters with sociopathic regimes.

Sorrowful arrogance
It wasn't conscience or caring that brought down the Rev. Bob Cushing. It was sheer arrogance, plain and simple.

Sorrowful arrogance

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

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

People in the News
NEW YORK - Kirsten Dunst says her role as Claire in Cameron Crowe's new film, "Elizabethtown," was one of the best female parts she'd read in ages.\r\n

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

Schwarzenegger to rock with Rolling Stones
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Concert tickets for major acts are costly, but $100,000 to see the Rolling Stones?

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
NEW YORK - Kirsten Dunst says her role as Claire in Cameron Crowe's new film, "Elizabethtown," was one of the best female parts she'd read in ages.

Angelina Jolie given Cambodian citizenship
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Family ties between Angelina Jolie and her son, Maddox, just got a little tighter.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sorry, Charlie

Plant is colorfully rugged

Rainfall can lead to plant diseases

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

Another 68 has Love in contention
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - After opening with 2-under-par 68 on Thursday in the PGA Championship, Davis Love III remarked that four of those scores might be good enough to win the tournament.

Club pro makes first major cut thanks to sister
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Ron Philo Jr. has finally reached the weekend of a major championship. He just wishes his caddie didn't have to go back to the LPGA Tour next week.

Peers not surprised by Brown
AIKEN - North Augusta's Scott Brown might be the only player in the Palmetto Amateur golf tournament who can shoot 7-under-par 64 and barely cause a stir.

Peers not surprised by Brown

Peers not surprised by Brown
AIKEN - North Augusta's Scott Brown might be the only player in the Palmetto Amateur golf tournament who can shoot 7-under-par 64 and barely cause a stir.

Club pro makes first major cut thanks to sister

Mickelson takes big lead as Tiger struggles
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The roars came early for Phil Mickelson, who quickly separated himself from the pack Friday at the PGA Championship and matched his largest lead in a major.

Another 68 has Love in contention

Blackburn looks to make history
For the first time in three years, the Regions Cup's Player of the Year will be determined in the season-ending tournament this weekend.

Club pro makes first major cut thanks to sister
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Ron Philo Jr. has finally reached the weekend of a major championship. He just wishes his caddie didn't have to go back to the LPGA Tour next week.

Ex-PGA champs rediscover some of their old ways

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.

Blackburn looks to make history
For the first time in three years, the Regions Cup's Player of the Year will be determined in the season-ending tournament this weekend.

Blackburn looks to make history

Mickelson takes big lead as Tiger struggles

Mickelson takes big lead as Tiger struggles
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The roars came early for Phil Mickelson, who quickly separated himself from the pack Friday at the PGA Championship and matched his largest lead in a major.

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.

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

Another 68 has Love in contention
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - After opening with 2-under-par 68 on Thursday in the PGA Championship, Davis Love III remarked that four of those scores might be good enough to win the tournament.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Pakistanis are proud to weave their culture into the American fabric

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

Will we feel film's butterfly effect?
"According to chaos theory, the flapping of a single butterfly's wings can trigger a hurricane halfway across the globe, a phenomenon known as the 'butterfly effect,' " began a recent Los Angeles Times editorial.Mike Fulford, Evans

Will we feel film's butterfly effect?

Sweets story strikes a sour note
In the Aug. 7 Your Life section, there was an article on the health benefits of chocolate ("Chocolate: Dark, delectable and healthful?"). In it, Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg clearly warned that milk chocolate and processed products such as typical candy bars were not used in the research.Casey Fay, Martinez

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

Editorial sold anchorman short
This is regarding the Aug. 9 editorial "End of an era." I thought it was a tribute to the late Peter Jennings. But after two short paragraphs, the usual liberal bashing started, quoting - of all people - Bernard Goldberg.Saroja Venkatraman, Martinez

Remember, folks: We are at war

Remember, folks: We are at war
Why is there no daily reference in the newspaper to the fact that we are at war? And we are at war because we were attacked.Susan B. Pitts, Augusta

Sweets story strikes a sour note

Pastors said we had it coming

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

Will we feel film's butterfly effect?
"According to chaos theory, the flapping of a single butterfly's wings can trigger a hurricane halfway across the globe, a phenomenon known as the 'butterfly effect,' " began a recent Los Angeles Times editorial.Mike Fulford, Evans

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

Sweets story strikes a sour note
In the Aug. 7 Your Life section, there was an article on the health benefits of chocolate ("Chocolate: Dark, delectable and healthful?"). In it, Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg clearly warned that milk chocolate and processed products such as typical candy bars were not used in the research.Casey Fay, Martinez

Packaging SPLOST is folly

Remember, folks: We are at war
Why is there no daily reference in the newspaper to the fact that we are at war? And we are at war because we were attacked.Susan B. Pitts, Augusta

Pakistanis are proud to weave their culture into the American fabric
A celebration of Pakistan Independence Day is being held by the Pakistan American Cultural Association in celebration of Pakistan's 58th year of independence, Aug. 14, 2005.

Pakistanis are proud to weave their culture into the American fabric
A celebration of Pakistan Independence Day is being held by the Pakistan American Cultural Association in celebration of Pakistan's 58th year of independence, Aug. 14, 2005.

Baker sculpts sweet treats

Not-so-basic black fashions return this fall

Fashion briefs

Chrysler introduces Dodge Ram Mega Cab

Call it Miata or MX-5, roadster rules

Pontiac begins shipping Solstices

Magazines feature females of all shapes and sizes

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.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - What are many girls going to do as Step 1 in their back-to-school beauty ritual? Wash their face.

Magazines feature females of all shapes and sizes
NEW YORK - Mixed among the pages of dazzling celebrities and rail-thin models that dominate fashion and teen magazines is a surprising sight: young women with thick thighs and flabby abs.

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.

Not-so-basic black fashions return this fall
There's nothing boring about the newest versions of fashion's favorite standby. The black garments that designers and retailers are embracing are rich, textured and luxe, yet more cozy than sleek.

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.

Not-so-basic black fashions return this fall
There's nothing boring about the newest versions of fashion's favorite standby. The black garments that designers and retailers are embracing are rich, textured and luxe, yet more cozy than sleek.

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

Magazines feature females of all shapes and sizes
NEW YORK - Mixed among the pages of dazzling celebrities and rail-thin models that dominate fashion and teen magazines is a surprising sight: young women with thick thighs and flabby abs.

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.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - What are many girls going to do as Step 1 in their back-to-school beauty ritual? Wash their face.

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.

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.

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.

Fishing for finds

Kid of the Day

Purple Hearts mark sacrifices
With his bright-eyed, 3-year-old son, Robert, and wife, Regina, beside him, Staff Sgt. Earnest P. Kimery joined two other National Guard soldiers in receiving the Purple Heart at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Friday.

News you can use

Guardsman returns to Iraq with family's hugs
It was the kind of morning a family might have if a son were leaving to spend a semester abroad, or maybe heading back to a faraway college after summer break.

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.

Roomier homes offer families needed space
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Stephanie Rolston finally has a garage.

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.

Finding his name
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The mystery started 62 years ago in Rhode Island and was renewed 10 years ago as Ted Darcy walked through a nearby cemetery.

Across the Southeast

Private giving hits record high at UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia posted its best fundraising year ever in the fiscal year that ended June 30, the university has announced.

Iraq bombing victim laid to rest

News you can use
Entertainment activities and events for this week include:

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.

Scheduling gets easier for schools
With school starting Monday, Richmond County officials are confident that there won't be a repeat of last year's first day of school.

Brown is third to run in Senate special election

Mother's helper

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.

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.

Intentionally set fires decline nationally

Across South Carolina

Fired officer who is suing Aiken gets trial

Across Georgia

Across the area

Soldier remembered for service to God, country
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.

Woman sent to hospital after blaze

Officials remind pupils of penalty for absences

Roomier homes offer families needed space

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

Finding his name

News you can use

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

Educators plead for changes in federal policy
AIKEN - Despite objections from educators across the country, the federal government's No Child Left Behind legislation should be reauthorized when it comes before Congress in 2007, U.S. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Friday during a trip to Aiken.

Canal Authority buys land for development

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.

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

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.

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.

Private giving hits record high at UGA

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.

Board finds taxes a home

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

Delta changes flight cancellation

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Purple Hearts mark sacrifices

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

Programs will work together

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.

Across the area

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.

Guardsman returns to Iraq with family's hugs

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Nonprofit SRS group plans new visitor site

Harlem High students keeping to themselves
Freshmen at Harlem High School take classes, study and eat lunch together. What they don't do is socialize much with upperclassmen.

Interim chancellor is 1st minority to lead regents

Programs will work together
Picking apart the brain is a strength in Georgia, but it's one researchers should work together to build on, researchers said.

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.

Earlier aid may decrease dropouts
ATLANTA - A new outreach program by the Department of Technical and Adult Education aims to keep high school students from dropping out, Commissioner Mike Vollmer said.

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.

Fishing for finds
Evans resident Eddie Bailey takes a dive in the Savannah River at the North Augusta boat ramp. He was looking for old bottles and enjoying the warm weather Friday.

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.

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An Army Reserve soldier from Greenville County has died in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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.

Across Georgia
PINE LAKE - A Wisconsin man who fatally shot a police officer during a traffic stop and then killed himself inside a post office had been involved in a standoff with police before and was wanted in his home state for violating his supervised release from prison, authorities said Friday.

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

Across the Southeast
WARTBURG, TENN. - More than 1,000 people, including 200 uniformed officers, attended the funeral Friday for a Tennessee corrections officer gunned down during a prisoner's escape from a courthouse parking lot.

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.

Kid of the Day
Gregory Leaptrotte is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Private giving hits record high at UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia posted its best fundraising year ever in the fiscal year that ended June 30, the university has announced.

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.

Scheduling gets easier for schools
With school starting Monday, Richmond County officials are confident that there won't be a repeat of last year's first day of school.

Columbia County might alter smoking limits

Finding his name
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The mystery started 62 years ago in Rhode Island and was renewed 10 years ago as Ted Darcy walked through a nearby cemetery.

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.

Harlem High students keeping to themselves
Freshmen at Harlem High School take classes, study and eat lunch together. What they don't do is socialize much with upperclassmen.

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.

Roomier homes offer families needed space
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Stephanie Rolston finally has a garage.

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.

Programs will work together
Picking apart the brain is a strength in Georgia, but it's one researchers should work together to build on, researchers said.

3 men seek to fill Senate job

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

There's no relief at the gas pump

Educators plead for changes in federal policy
AIKEN - Despite objections from educators across the country, the federal government's No Child Left Behind legislation should be reauthorized when it comes before Congress in 2007, U.S. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Friday during a trip to Aiken.

Priest's post may soon be vacant

Fishing for finds
Evans resident Eddie Bailey takes a dive in the Savannah River at the North Augusta boat ramp. He was looking for old bottles and enjoying the warm weather Friday.

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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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - An Army Reserve soldier from Greenville County has died in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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 Georgia
PINE LAKE - A Wisconsin man who fatally shot a police officer during a traffic stop and then killed himself inside a post office had been involved in a standoff with police before and was wanted in his home state for violating his supervised release from prison, authorities said Friday.

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.

Across the Southeast
WARTBURG, TENN. - More than 1,000 people, including 200 uniformed officers, attended the funeral Friday for a Tennessee corrections officer gunned down during a prisoner's escape from a courthouse parking lot.

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.

Purple Hearts mark sacrifices
With his bright-eyed, 3-year-old son, Robert, and wife, Regina, beside him, Staff Sgt. Earnest P. Kimery joined two other National Guard soldiers in receiving the Purple Heart at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Friday.

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Guardsman returns to Iraq with family's hugs
It was the kind of morning a family might have if a son were leaving to spend a semester abroad, or maybe heading back to a faraway college after summer break.

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.

Educators plead for changes in federal policy

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.

Harlem High students keeping to themselves

Scheduling gets easier for schools

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

Tiger turns making cut into high drama
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Only Tiger Woods can make winning majors seem boring but surviving the cut look like a three-act Broadway drama.

Tiger turns making cut into high drama
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Only Tiger Woods can make winning majors seem boring but surviving the cut look like a three-act Broadway drama.

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.

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

Documentary man's quest to visit every Starbucks

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.

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
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.

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

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."

Jagger says Stones' song not an anti-Bush tirade

NASCAR: Roush won't let Busch go in '06

NASCAR: Roush won't let Busch go in '06
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch will be back to fulfill the final year of his contract with Roush Racing because his car owner will not let him go early.

NASCAR: Roush won't let Busch go in '06
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch will be back to fulfill the final year of his contract with Roush Racing because his car owner will not let him go early.

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.

Boston judge clears way for Belkin's removal
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks owners are free to remove Steve Belkin as the team's NBA governor after a Boston judge on Friday lifted the injunction he issued earlier in the week.

Coleman making news on, off field

Reid wants to meet with Owens

Mr. Jeffrey O. Safford    (SOUTHINGTON, Conn.)

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

Mrs. Lawanna Olliff    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Grace A. Roper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earnest Benefield    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ola Mae Cook    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Mark E. Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Taylor, Sr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Isacc Robinson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Krysta Moore    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertude Fuller    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ralph Chambers    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Deacon Paul Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James P. Smith    (SUWANEE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Krysta Moore    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Annie Norman    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lorene Powers    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harvey Pournell    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Norman    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Williams    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Lee Dosie Smith    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harold T. Clark    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Cleveland Williams    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jesse Stephens, Jr.    (BURLINGTON, N.C.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

Deacon Paul Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hal G. Lewis, Sr.    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James P. Smith    (SUWANEE, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Williams    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Durward D. Murphy    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lawanna Olliff    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Birdsong    (LAGRANGE, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey Pournell    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Hal G. Lewis, Sr.    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Isacc Robinson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Deacon Paul Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Kelly    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Grace A. Roper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lee Dosie Smith    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Jackson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lorene Powers    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Durward D. Murphy    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

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

Ms. Ola Mae Cook    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adeline Kotlan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Earnest Benefield    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Jayden Elizabeth Jones    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Bodie, Sr.    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Maedell Horton    (NUNEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Birdsong    (LAGRANGE, Ga.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Bodie, Sr.    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Bessie Johnson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Chambers    (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Harold T. Clark    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Dr. Alfred E. Ciarlone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes McTeer    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Mark E. Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Deacon Paul Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby C. Epps    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Franklin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Gaumer    (PORTLAND, Ind.)

Mrs. Gertude Fuller    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Franklin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Gaumer    (PORTLAND, Ind.)

Mrs. Ruby C. Epps    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Maedell Horton    (NUNEZ, Ga.)

Dr. Alfred E. Ciarlone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Johnson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Williams    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Jackson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Taylor, Sr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie E. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Stephens, Jr.    (BURLINGTON, N.C.)

Jayden Elizabeth Jones    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey O. Safford    (SOUTHINGTON, Conn.)

Mrs. Christine Kelly    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Adeline Kotlan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Cleveland Williams (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Ralph Taylor, Sr. (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Krysta Moore (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Gaumer (PORTLAND, Ind.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Earnest Benefield (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Franklin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lawanna Olliff (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Jackson (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Jayden Elizabeth Jones (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Patience Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lee Dosie Smith (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Chambers (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Durward D. Murphy (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Ola Mae Cook (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Deacon Paul Russell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Norman (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maezell Franklin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey O. Safford (SOUTHINGTON, Conn.)

Mrs. Shirley Williams (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertude Fuller (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorene Powers (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maedell Horton (NUNEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Grace A. Roper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Birdsong (LAGRANGE, Ga.)

Dr. Alfred E. Ciarlone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Stanley Berrian (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Deacon Paul Russell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Kelly (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mark E. Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Bodie, Sr. (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold T. Clark (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jesse Stephens, Jr. (BURLINGTON, N.C.)

Mrs. Bessie Johnson (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Hal G. Lewis, Sr. (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby C. Epps (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harvey Pournell (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Adeline Kotlan (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James P. Smith (SUWANEE, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

Friends Rahman and Barrett to meet in ring

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

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

Overtime
The Augusta Lynx signed defenseman Shaun Fisher for the upcoming season.

Friends Rahman and Barrett to meet in ring
CHICAGO - Hasim Rahman and Monte Barrett are friends, and so are their children.

Overtime
The Augusta Lynx signed defenseman Shaun Fisher for the upcoming season.

Friends Rahman and Barrett to meet in ring
CHICAGO - Hasim Rahman and Monte Barrett are friends, and so are their children.

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.

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.

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:

Hartwell eager to play against old team
ATLANTA - Ed Hartwell circled this one on his calendar right away. Never mind that it's only the preseason.

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:

The secularization of America's great universities
Some requirements for students at one prominent American college:

After the call, child took to pulpit to begin ministry
Standing next to a pulpit that had a few inches on him, 11-year-old Daniel Greene lost no time getting to his message for the youths at First New Canaan Baptist Church.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Faith digest
RECAPS AND SASSY BRASS WILL PLAY FROM 8-11 P.M. TODAY at Westside High School, 1002 Patriot's Way. The dance is sponsored by the Christian Social Organization for Single Adults. Admission is $10 for members and $12 for others. Call 737-4944.

Churches make Sunday school fit their needs
Is it still Sunday school if it is not on Sunday and not under the church roof and the Scripture lessons are individualized?

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Faith digest
RECAPS AND SASSY BRASS WILL PLAY FROM 8-11 P.M. TODAY at Westside High School, 1002 Patriot's Way. The dance is sponsored by the Christian Social Organization for Single Adults. Admission is $10 for members and $12 for others. Call 737-4944.

Churches make Sunday school fit their needs
Is it still Sunday school if it is not on Sunday and not under the church roof and the Scripture lessons are individualized?

The secularization of America's great universities
Some requirements for students at one prominent American college:\r\n

After the call, child took to pulpit to begin ministry
Standing next to a pulpit that had a few inches on him, 11-year-old Daniel Greene lost no time getting to his message for the youths at First New Canaan Baptist Church.

Tiger turns making cut into high drama

Howell's making his last stand

Five orphaned siblings suing home makeover show

Lawsuit claims ABC, Simon Cowell lifted TV series idea

'Sopranos' adds 'bonus' episodes to sixth season
LOS ANGELES - When "The Sopranos" finally arrives next year for its sixth season, fans of the HBO mob drama will get more than they expected.

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

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.

Five orphaned siblings suing home makeover show
LOS ANGELES - Five orphaned siblings who moved into a new dream home on the hit ABC television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" are suing the network, the company that built the house and the couple who took them in after their parents died.

Five orphaned siblings suing home makeover show
LOS ANGELES - Five orphaned siblings who moved into a new dream home on the hit ABC television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" are suing the network, the company that built the house and the couple who took them in after their parents died.

Bad things occur when 15 minutes of fame tick on

Courtney Love accused of violating probation

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.

Georgia tries to share ball among runners
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia hopes to learn a thing or two - maybe even three - about sharing from a bitter Southeastern Conference rival.

Bryant listed doubtful for 'Dogs opener

Georgia tries to share ball among runners

Georgia tries to share ball among runners
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia hopes to learn a thing or two - maybe even three - about sharing from a bitter Southeastern Conference rival.

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.

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.

The secularization of America's great universities

Churches make Sunday school fit their needs

Faith digest

Faith Calendar

After the call, child took to pulpit to begin ministry

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