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
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

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.

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.

Braves: No magic this time for Sosa

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.

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.

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.

Hampton scheduled to return Sunday

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.

Mill blames 350 layoffs on imports

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Oil price concerns don't take toll, yet

Delta revises flights for fall

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.

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

Access to acne drug is curbed

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

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

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

Downtown stripped of club

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

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

China, U.S. to negotiate imports deal

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 13, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 12, 2005.

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

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

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 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.

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

Sorrowful arrogance

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.

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.

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

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

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."

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

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.

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.

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
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.

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

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.

Fishing Tournaments

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.

Plant is colorfully rugged

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.

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.

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.

Mickelson takes big lead as Tiger struggles

Another 68 has Love in contention

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.

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.

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.

Blackburn looks to make history

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

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

Peers not surprised by Brown

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Packaging SPLOST is folly

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?

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

Call it Miata or MX-5, roadster rules

Magazines feature females of all shapes and sizes

Baker sculpts sweet treats

Chrysler introduces Dodge Ram Mega Cab

Not-so-basic black fashions return this fall

Pontiac begins shipping Solstices

Fashion briefs

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Across the area

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.

Fishing for finds

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.

Across the Southeast

Guardsman returns to Iraq with family's hugs

Harlem High students keeping to themselves

Scheduling gets easier for schools

Educators plead for changes in federal policy

Interim chancellor is 1st minority to lead regents

Purple Hearts mark sacrifices

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina

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

Across Georgia

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.

Programs will work together

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

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Nonprofit SRS group plans new visitor site

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.

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 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.

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

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

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.

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

There's no relief at the gas pump

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.

Roomier homes offer families needed space

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.

Finding his name

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
Find the "cheapest and closest" pump. That's about all Augusta's David Sullivan says he can do as gas prices continue to climb.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Board finds taxes a home

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.

Delta changes flight cancellation

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

Fired officer who is suing Aiken gets trial

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.

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.

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.

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.

Officials remind pupils of penalty for absences

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.

Columbia County might alter smoking limits

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

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.

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.

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.

Intentionally set fires decline nationally

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

Iraq bombing victim laid to rest

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.

Across the area

Mother's helper

Private giving hits record high at UGA

Priest's post may soon be vacant

News you can use

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Jury finds man guilty of armed robbery

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.

News you can use

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

Brown is third to run in Senate special election

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
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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.

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.

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.

Canal Authority buys land for development

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.

Kid of the Day

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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."

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.

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

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.

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.

Jagger says Stones' song not an anti-Bush tirade

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."

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.

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.

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.

Reid wants to meet with Owens

Coleman making news on, off field

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

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

Mrs. Gertude Fuller    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Norman    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Krysta Moore    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Krysta Moore    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Mark E. Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Ola Mae Cook    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lawanna Olliff    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Mark E. Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Gertude Fuller    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ralph Chambers    (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Betty June Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Deacon Paul Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Jayden Elizabeth Jones    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey Pournell    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Norman    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Isacc Robinson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace A. Roper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie E. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Deacon Paul Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Birdsong    (LAGRANGE, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes McTeer    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Earnest Benefield    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ola Mae Cook    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Betty June Perry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adeline Kotlan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Deacon Paul Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Shirley Williams    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Stanley Berrian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Birdsong    (LAGRANGE, Ga.)

Mr. James P. Smith    (SUWANEE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Maedell Horton    (NUNEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Gaumer    (PORTLAND, Ind.)

Mr. Ralph Chambers    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Franklin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby C. Epps    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lorene Powers    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Shirley Williams    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace A. Roper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lorene Powers    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James P. Smith    (SUWANEE, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Johnson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Deacon Paul Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Isacc Robinson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey Pournell    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lawanna Olliff    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lee Dosie Smith    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Adeline Kotlan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Jayden Elizabeth Jones    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earnest Benefield    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maedell Horton    (NUNEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Gaumer    (PORTLAND, Ind.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Franklin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Lee Dosie Smith    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby C. Epps    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Maezell Franklin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Patience Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Johnson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Ola Mae Cook (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Adeline Kotlan (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Lee Dosie Smith (DUBLIN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Shirley Williams (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maedell Horton (NUNEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Lawanna Olliff (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Patience Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earnest Benefield (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maezell Franklin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Deacon Paul Russell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Norman (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maezell Franklin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Gaumer (PORTLAND, Ind.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Franklin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Cook (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Krysta Moore (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gertude Fuller (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Birdsong (LAGRANGE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorene Powers (THOMSON, Ga.)

Deacon Paul Russell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Patience Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Stanley Berrian (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Bennie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jayden Elizabeth Jones (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty June Perry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Joseph Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey Pournell (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bessie Johnson (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Overtime

Friends Rahman and Barrett to meet in ring

Overtime

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

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.

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

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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?

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.

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?

Tiger turns making cut into high drama

Howell's making his last stand

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.

Five orphaned siblings suing home makeover show

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

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.

'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.

People in the News

Bad things occur when 15 minutes of fame tick on

Courtney Love accused of violating probation

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.

Georgia tries to share ball among runners

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

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
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.

Spurrier Jr., dad show differences at USC

The secularization of America's great universities

Faith Calendar

Churches make Sunday school fit their needs

After the call, child took to pulpit to begin ministry

Faith digest