Recreation events
AIKEN COUNTY RECREATION CENTER, GRANITEVILLEBROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Jazz band is forced to improvise
The opportunity to enjoy her favorite form of music drew Linda Voldness to her first Hopelands Summer Concert Series performance.

CSRA Bridge Club results
CSRA Bridge Club results for Aug. 1-7

Recreation events
AIKEN COUNTY RECREATION CENTER, GRANITEVILLE BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

University collecting stories of Graniteville train disaster
The University of South Carolina wants residents of Graniteville to talk about the Jan. 6 train wreck and chlorine spill that killed nine people and caused about 5,400 residents to be evacuated.

Cyclist pedals message about proper nutrition
When Aiken High School students returned Tuesday, Joe Wilson, the school's agricultural teacher, had a surprise for his class.

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

University collecting stories of Graniteville train disaster
The University of South Carolina wants residents of Graniteville to talk about the Jan. 6 train wreck and chlorine spill that killed nine people and caused about 5,400 residents to be evacuated.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 2-4. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

South Aiken High swimmer is making a big splash
Ryan Freed knows there is a lot of truth in the adage: "Good things come in small packages."

Scout leader is leaving council
The Boy Scouts has been a huge part of Bill Lesshafft's life, and on Sept. 1, his relationship with the organization will head in a new direction.

Scout leader is leaving council
The Boy Scouts has been a huge part of Bill Lesshafft's life, and on Sept. 1, his relationship with the organization will head in a new direction.

Production involves 'Amorous' diplomacy
Playing a stiff-upper-lip English butler isn't much of an act for Phil Finn.

Schooled in the ritual
Jaime Rayos, of Aiken, walks her children, Rhett, 7, and Kim, 6, to Millbrook Elementary.

Meetings
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays; Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken, 641-5926

County employees hold talent contest to help United Way
Twenty-one people will compete in three age brackets for the title of Aiken County Idol in a fund-raiser for the United Way of Aiken County.

Around the block
The Master's Voice choir will be in concert at the Fountain of Life Fellowship, 2799 Whiskey Road, at the 11 a.m. service today. Dinner will be served at the end of the service. For more information call 645-0041.

Glover 50th wedding anniversary
The Rev. Barney and Sarah Glover, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner Saturday, July 9, at their home.

Glover 50th wedding anniversary
The Rev. Barney and Sarah Glover, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner Saturday, July 9, at their home.

CSRA Bridge Club results
CSRA Bridge Club results for Aug. 1-7

County employees hold talent contest to help United Way
Twenty-one people will compete in three age brackets for the title of Aiken County Idol in a fund-raiser for the United Way of Aiken County.

Literacy
AIKEN COUNTY: David Gantt, adult-education director for Aiken County public schools, (803) 641-2476; Mary McGuire, literacy coordinator for public schools, (803) 641-2651

Production involves 'Amorous' diplomacy
Playing a stiff-upper-lip English butler isn't much of an act for Phil Finn.

Library events
AIKEN COUNTY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday

South Aiken High swimmer is making a big splash
Ryan Freed knows there is a lot of truth in the adage: "Good things come in small packages."

Meetings
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays; Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken, 641-5926

Cyclist pedals message about proper nutrition
When Aiken High School students returned Tuesday, Joe Wilson, the school's agricultural teacher, had a surprise for his class.

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Kmart Shopping Center in North Augusta, the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Literacy
AIKEN COUNTY: David Gantt, adult-education director for Aiken County public schools, (803) 641-2476; Mary McGuire, literacy coordinator for public schools, (803) 641-2651

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

Library events
AIKEN COUNTYHOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday

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

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Kmart Shopping Center in North Augusta, the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Across the river
CSRA WRITERS: 6:30 p.m. Monday; Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued; 738-4114

This week
Aiken Brass: 7 p.m. Monday; Hopelands Summer Concert Series, Hopelands Gardens, Whiskey Road at Dupree Place; free; 642-7631

This week
Aiken Brass: 7 p.m. Monday; Hopelands Summer Concert Series, Hopelands Gardens, Whiskey Road at Dupree Place; free; 642-7631

Around the block
The Master's Voice choir will be in concert at the Fountain of Life Fellowship, 2799 Whiskey Road, at the 11 a.m. service today. Dinner will be served at the end of the service. For more information call 645-0041.

Schooled in the ritual
Jaime Rayos, of Aiken, walks her children, Rhett, 7, and Kim, 6, to Millbrook Elementary.

'American Gothic' painting turns 75
ELDON, Iowa - Just before the photographer counts three, John Bruce and his wife, Jennifer, glance over their shoulders, a final check on their alignment with the white farmhouse behind them and its unmistakable second-story window.

'American Gothic' painting turns 75

Buchanan's 'Shadows' deserves the spotlight
Edna Buchanan wears a gold necklace that spells out "I Love Miami." And as the crime rate rises with the Miami temperature, mystery fans love Buchanan.

'American Gothic' painting turns 75
ELDON, Iowa - Just before the photographer counts three, John Bruce and his wife, Jennifer, glance over their shoulders, a final check on their alignment with the white farmhouse behind them and its unmistakable second-story window.

Author says Pop culture can be educational
Couch potatoes and video game junkies, rejoice! You have a new messiah in Steven Johnson, author of "Everything Bad Is Good for You."

Author says Pop culture can be educational

New first novels
-"Carnivore Diet" (Norton), Julia Slavin's comic tale in which a mythical monster terrorizing suburban Washington, D.C., seems to be stalking a former child actor.

New first novels

Author says Pop culture can be educational
Couch potatoes and video game junkies, rejoice! You have a new messiah in Steven Johnson, author of "Everything Bad Is Good for You."

Buchanan's 'Shadows' deserves the spotlight

Buchanan's 'Shadows' deserves the spotlight
Edna Buchanan wears a gold necklace that spells out "I Love Miami." And as the crime rate rises with the Miami temperature, mystery fans love Buchanan.

New first novels
-"Carnivore Diet" (Norton), Julia Slavin's comic tale in which a mythical monster terrorizing suburban Washington, D.C., seems to be stalking a former child actor.

Team missing Bonds' offense, fan following
SAN FRANCISCO - Baseballs launched into McCovey Cove float untouched in the water now. The kayakers who once fought for Barry Bonds' splash hits have found better things to do.

Team missing Bonds' offense, fan following
SAN FRANCISCO - Baseballs launched into McCovey Cove float untouched in the water now. The kayakers who once fought for Barry Bonds' splash hits have found better things to do.

Palmeiro plays to mixed reviews

Nationals rout Rockies, 9-2
DENVER - John Patterson won his third straight start with eight innings of one-run ball and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 9-2 victory Sunday.

Palmeiro plays to mixed reviews
BALTIMORE - On a day originally designed to honor his performance on the baseball diamond, Rafael Palmeiro was simultaneously cheered and jeered Sunday for his dishonorable activity off the field.

Palmeiro plays to mixed reviews
BALTIMORE - On a day originally designed to honor his performance on the baseball diamond, Rafael Palmeiro was simultaneously cheered and jeered Sunday for his dishonorable activity off the field.

Team missing Bonds' offense, fan following

Another year of postcards from every state is complete

Charles Asher Jones
Jason and Allison Jones of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Asher, born July 5, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Chase Tyler Sakers
Robert and Stacey Sakers of Appling are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chase Tyler, born July 7, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Riley Grace Wisham

Olivia Rose Dillabough

Charles Asher Jones

Leighton Miles Linder
Wes and Denise Linder of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Leighton Miles, born June 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jack Edney Thomas
Dr. and Mrs. Jack and Rachel Thomas, Jr. of Atlanta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jack Edney Thomas III, born March 26, 2005 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

Owen Hunter Hughes

Olivia Rose Dillabough
Katie Dillabough and Fili Sanchez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Rosa, born July 30, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Chase Tyler Sakers

Lane Bradley Dunagan
Raven and Scott Dunagan of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lane Bradley, born June 29, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lane Bradley Dunagan
Raven and Scott Dunagan of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lane Bradley, born June 29, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Charles Asher Jones
Jason and Allison Jones of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Asher, born July 5, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Isabella Grace Faglier
Mechelle P. Faglier of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Isabella Grace, born July 15, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Isabella Grace Faglier
Mechelle P. Faglier of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Isabella Grace, born July 15, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Owen Hunter Hughes
Heather and Christopher Hughes are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Owen Hunter, born July 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Leighton Miles Linder
Wes and Denise Linder of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Leighton Miles, born June 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Riley Grace Wisham
Christopher and Penny Wisham of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, born July 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Owen Hunter Hughes
Heather and Christopher Hughes are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Owen Hunter, born July 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jack Edney Thomas

Chase Tyler Sakers
Robert and Stacey Sakers of Appling are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chase Tyler, born July 7, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Leighton Miles Linder

Riley Grace Wisham
Christopher and Penny Wisham of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, born July 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lane Bradley Dunagan

Jack Edney Thomas
Dr. and Mrs. Jack and Rachel Thomas, Jr. of Atlanta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jack Edney Thomas III, born March 26, 2005 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

Olivia Rose Dillabough
Katie Dillabough and Fili Sanchez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Rosa, born July 30, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Isabella Grace Faglier

McBride sent to Richmond after 'awesome' debut in Atlanta

Braves dig the long ball

McBride sent to Richmond after 'awesome' debut in Atlanta
ATLANTA - Macay McBride, optioned Sunday to clear a roster spot for Mike Hampton, likely will be back in Atlanta when rosters are expanded in September.

Braves dig the long ball
ATLANTA - A steady stream of children waited impatiently along the first base line, lined from home plate to the outfield wall late Sunday afternoon at Turner Field to do what the Braves and Diamondbacks did quite frequently a few hours earlier: Round the bases.

Bats support Thomson's return
ATLANTA - John Thomson's first start in nearly three months wasn't a masterpiece by any means, but that really didn't matter by late Saturday afternoon.

McBride sent to Richmond after 'awesome' debut in Atlanta
ATLANTA - Macay McBride, optioned Sunday to clear a roster spot for Mike Hampton, likely will be back in Atlanta when rosters are expanded in September.

Bats support Thomson's return

Braves dig the long ball
ATLANTA - A steady stream of children waited impatiently along the first base line, lined from home plate to the outfield wall late Sunday afternoon at Turner Field to do what the Braves and Diamondbacks did quite frequently a few hours earlier: Round the bases.

Bats support Thomson's return
ATLANTA - John Thomson's first start in nearly three months wasn't a masterpiece by any means, but that really didn't matter by late Saturday afternoon.

Biz bits

Southern icon Waffle House turns 50
ATLANTA - It's well past midnight and a movie theater manager sits down to supper after his shift. A couple nearby sips coffee. In walk two women who have, in all fairness, seen better days, their jeans worn thin, their hair matted.

Retailers see dollar signs in dorm-room decorating
NEW YORK - Denim fashions might be all the rage this fall, but Erica Green cares more about dressing up her dorm room than dressing up herself. Ms. Green, an incoming junior at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md., plans to spend more than $500 on furnishings, from bright-blue butterfly chairs and rugs to a TV-DVD combo unit.

Growth in Columbia County lures Augusta's restaurants
First they came downtown; now they're headed uptown.

Small publishers say Amazon.com has opened big doors
SEATTLE - Cellular biologist Bruce Lipton holds no fond memories of his early struggles to get his book published.

Growth in Columbia County lures Augusta's restaurants
First they came downtown; now they're headed uptown.

Business licenses from June
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from June 2005:

Business licenses from June
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from June 2005:

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber's Women in Business; speaker Barbara Sims on Women in Government, Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, $17 at the door, nonmembers $20; contact Allison Hopkins at 821-1306 or ahopkins @augustagausa.com.

Small publishers say Amazon.com has opened big doors
SEATTLE - Cellular biologist Bruce Lipton holds no fond memories of his early struggles to get his book published.

Nationwide gas prices set another record high
LOS ANGELES - Retail gas prices hit another record high over the past three weeks, mirroring a rapid increase in the cost of crude oil, according to a nationwide survey released Sunday.

Business calendar

Business licenses from June

Business licenses from May

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber's Women in Business; speaker Barbara Sims on Women in Government, Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, $17 at the door, nonmembers $20; contact Allison Hopkins at 821-1306 or ahopkins @augustagausa.com.

Business licenses from May
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from May 2005:

Business briefs
How important are photos? The folks at Yahoo! asked 15,000 people worldwide last month.

Biz bits
- Dr. Henry W. Ferguson, associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, has been named director of the graduate training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery and interim chairman of the department.

Biz bits
- Dr. Henry W. Ferguson, associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, has been named director of the graduate training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery and interim chairman of the department.

Small publishers say Amazon.com has opened big doors

Retailers see dollar signs in dorm-room decorating

Business licenses from May
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from May 2005:

Growth in Columbia County lures Augusta's restaurants

Retailers see dollar signs in dorm-room decorating
NEW YORK - Denim fashions might be all the rage this fall, but Erica Green cares more about dressing up her dorm room than dressing up herself. Ms. Green, an incoming junior at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md., plans to spend more than $500 on furnishings, from bright-blue butterfly chairs and rugs to a TV-DVD combo unit.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 14, 2005.

22nd District's hopefuls have little time to get warmed up

22nd District's hopefuls have little time to get warmed up
So two attorneys and a telecommuting businessman walk into the secretary of state's office ...

22nd District's hopefuls have little time to get warmed up
So two attorneys and a telecommuting businessman walk into the secretary of state's office ...

Quarterbacks shine in Clemson scrimmage
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson's quarterbacks threw for four touchdowns and no interceptions as the Tigers held their first scrimmage of fall practice Saturday.

Quarterbacks shine in Clemson scrimmage

Clemson offense changing under Spence

Clemson offense changing under Spence
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst is certain at least one thing's different on offense this season - only the Tigers will know what's coming.

Clemson offense changing under Spence
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst is certain at least one thing's different on offense this season - only the Tigers will know what's coming.

Quarterbacks shine in Clemson scrimmage
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson's quarterbacks threw for four touchdowns and no interceptions as the Tigers held their first scrimmage of fall practice Saturday.

All's quiet at Florida under its new coach
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Gators have experienced their least eventful off-season in recent years.

FSU quarterback decision likely by Sept. 1

FSU quarterback decision likely by Sept. 1
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Bobby Bowden starts his 30th season at Florida State without an experienced quarterback, and he's not ready just yet to hand over the keys to the offense.

All's quiet at Florida under its new coach

All's quiet at Florida under its new coach
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Gators have experienced their least eventful off-season in recent years.

FSU quarterback decision likely by Sept. 1
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Bobby Bowden starts his 30th season at Florida State without an experienced quarterback, and he's not ready just yet to hand over the keys to the offense.

The 10,000-year plan
Last year, a federal appeals court threw a monkey-wrench into the government's plans to bury an estimated 77,000 tons of the nation's deadliest nuclear waste at the Yucca Mountain repository in the Nevada desert.

The 10,000-year plan
Last year, a federal appeals court threw a monkey-wrench into the government's plans to bury an estimated 77,000 tons of the nation's deadliest nuclear waste at the Yucca Mountain repository in the Nevada desert.

Are we with them?
It would have been a logistical nightmare and a practical impossibility. But what a sight it would have been.

Repair lock and dam

Repair lock and dam
Congress just approved a whopping $286 billion transportation bill packed with hundreds of millions of dollars in local pork projects that politicians call "earmarks."

Repair lock and dam
Congress just approved a whopping $286 billion transportation bill packed with hundreds of millions of dollars in local pork projects that politicians call "earmarks."

The 10,000-year plan

Paula Abdul to remain a judge on 'American Idol'
LOS ANGELES - There is no proof that "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul had an affair with one of the show's contestants, according to Fox TV, which said Abdul will remain on the show.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - The remake of sci-fi thriller "Westworld" is going ahead without the Governator.

Paula Abdul to remain a judge on 'American Idol'
LOS ANGELES - There is no proof that "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul had an affair with one of the show's contestants, according to Fox TV, which said Abdul will remain on the show.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - The remake of sci-fi thriller "Westworld" is going ahead without the Governator.

Background checks become more common
BOSTON - Christine O'Neill had been working in the cafeteria of the King Philip Middle School in Norfolk for about three weeks when she was called to the superintendent's office. She was told her criminal background check had come back, and she was fired.

Background checks become more common

Background checks become more common
BOSTON - Christine O'Neill had been working in the cafeteria of the King Philip Middle School in Norfolk for about three weeks when she was called to the superintendent's office. She was told her criminal background check had come back, and she was fired.

First woman to take charge of the White House kitchen
WACO, Texas - Kitchen duties may have traditionally been viewed as women's work, but not at the White House. Until now: Cristeta Comerford has been named executive chief.

First woman to take charge of the White House kitchen
WACO, Texas - Kitchen duties may have traditionally been viewed as women's work, but not at the White House. Until now: Cristeta Comerford has been named executive chief.

First woman to take charge of the White House kitchen

Eagles reload for another run at national title
Georgia Southern won the Southern Conference for the eighth time last season, but that wasn't good enough for a program that bases its success on bigger trophies.

Eagles reload for another run at national title
Georgia Southern won the Southern Conference for the eighth time last season, but that wasn't good enough for a program that bases its success on bigger trophies.

Georgia Tech notebook
ATLANTA - Travis Bell said there's one way to improve on his record-breaking first season as Georgia Tech's place-kicker.

Daniels working for injury free season
ATLANTA - P.J. Daniels gets a charge out of running over would-be tacklers.

Can Calvin Johnson end Ga Tech's rut?
ATLANTA - Calvin Johnson has played himself on a new college football video game. Made some pretty good catches, too.

Can Calvin Johnson end Ga Tech's rut?
ATLANTA - Calvin Johnson has played himself on a new college football video game. Made some pretty good catches, too.

Georgia Tech notebook
ATLANTA - Travis Bell said there's one way to improve on his record-breaking first season as Georgia Tech's place-kicker.

Daniels working for injury free season
ATLANTA - P.J. Daniels gets a charge out of running over would-be tacklers.

Eagles reload for another run at national title

Can Calvin Johnson end Ga Tech's rut?

Daniels working for injury free season

Georgia Tech notebook

Minor league baseball notebook
Appling's James Shanks made his Triple-A debut a week ago today. The former Greenbrier player went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and one RBI for the Albuquerque Isotopes - the Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Florida Marlins.

Sosa, Wagner slug Jackets to victory
In Savannah, Ga., Carlos Sosa and Michael Wagner both had two-RBI hits in a five-run first inning, and the Augusta GreenJackets got seven strong innings from Anthony Pannone for a 6-3 victory over the Savannah Sand Gnats on Saturday night.

Sosa, Wagner slug Jackets to victory
In Savannah, Ga., Carlos Sosa and Michael Wagner both had two-RBI hits in a five-run first inning, and the Augusta GreenJackets got seven strong innings from Anthony Pannone for a 6-3 victory over the Savannah Sand Gnats on Saturday night.

Minor league baseball notebook
Appling's James Shanks made his Triple-A debut a week ago today. The former Greenbrier player went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and one RBI for the Albuquerque Isotopes - the Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Florida Marlins.

Warning: This may be tough to take

Elkington will spend the night one shot back
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Steve Elkington's chance at a big anniversary celebration will have to wait an extra day.

Late stumbles cost Woods shot at big move

Elkington will spend the night one shot back

Brown wants to leave on top
AIKEN - Today's final round of the Palmetto Amateur has an added significance for leader Scott Brown.

Flanders, Blackburn both get wins
GRANITEVILLE - Rusty Flanders took home what Jay Blackburn came for, but Blackburn didn't go away from the Orville White Cup at Midland Valley Country Club empty-handed.

Ace ups Howell's shot
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Debra Howell would never be confused with either Babe Ruth or the Amazing Kreskin, but the PGA Tour mom's psychic abilities proved pretty sharp on Saturday.

Aiken's Great Dane

Steady Bjorn surprised by his record 63

Flanders leads at home course

Ace ups Howell's shot

Brown wants to leave on top

Aiken's Great Dane
AIKEN - Palmetto Golf Club just got a little more historic, thanks to Dane Burkhart's round Sunday en route to winning the Palmetto Amateur.

Woods still in hunt at 2-under
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Tiger Woods made a daring late run at the leaders on his final two holes of the PGA Championship Sunday.

Flanders, Blackburn both get wins
GRANITEVILLE - Rusty Flanders took home what Jay Blackburn came for, but Blackburn didn't go away from the Orville White Cup at Midland Valley Country Club empty-handed.

Weather forces major delay
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Several days of record high temperatures finally gave way to bad weather, and the timing wasn't good for the PGA Championship.

Ace ups Howell's shot
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Debra Howell would never be confused with either Babe Ruth or the Amazing Kreskin, but the PGA Tour mom's psychic abilities proved pretty sharp on Saturday.

Woods still in hunt at 2-under

Steady Bjorn surprised by his record 63
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Thomas Bjorn made the biggest move of the PGA Championship's third round and etched his name into major championship history in the process.

Golf roundup
WHEATON, Ill. - John Holmes beat longtime Britain and Ireland player Gary Wolstenholme 1-up to help the United States take a 6-5 lead after the first day of the Walker Cup matches at Chicago Golf Club.

Flanders leads at home course
GRANITEVILLE - A change of scenery, plus a couple of putting tips, was all Rusty Flanders needed.

Mickelson, Love lead Bjorn by one shot
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Is Davis Love III feeling it?

Curtis shrugs off shank to contend
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Ben Curtis, the 2003 British Open champion who has struggled mightily with his game ever since, remained in contention entering the final round of the PGA Championship despite an embarrassing drive at the par-5 17th hole at Baltusrol Golf Club on Saturday.

Flanders, Blackburn both get wins

Mickelson, Love lead Bjorn by one shot
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Is Davis Love III feeling it?

Brown wants to leave on top
AIKEN - Today's final round of the Palmetto Amateur has an added significance for leader Scott Brown.

Flanders leads at home course
GRANITEVILLE - A change of scenery, plus a couple of putting tips, was all Rusty Flanders needed.

Weather forces major delay

Steady Bjorn surprised by his record 63
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Thomas Bjorn made the biggest move of the PGA Championship's third round and etched his name into major championship history in the process.

Elkington will spend the night one shot back
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Steve Elkington's chance at a big anniversary celebration will have to wait an extra day.

Late stumbles cost Woods shot at big move
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The steam coming out of Tiger Woods wasn't from the oppressive heat.

Weather forces major delay
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Several days of record high temperatures finally gave way to bad weather, and the timing wasn't good for the PGA Championship.

Mickelson, Love lead Bjorn by one shot

Woods still in hunt at 2-under
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Tiger Woods made a daring late run at the leaders on his final two holes of the PGA Championship Sunday.

Late stumbles cost Woods shot at big move
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The steam coming out of Tiger Woods wasn't from the oppressive heat.

Aiken's Great Dane
AIKEN - Palmetto Golf Club just got a little more historic, thanks to Dane Burkhart's round Sunday en route to winning the Palmetto Amateur.

Creamer outlasts Miyazato to win NEC Karuizawa
KARUIZAWA, Japan - American teenager Paula Creamer shot a 4-under 68 Sunday to hold off Ai Miyazato - Japan's most popular player - to win the NEC Karuizawa tournament.

Lundberg wins Russian Open in sudden-death playoff
NAKHABINO, Russia - Mikael Lundberg of Sweden beat England's Andrew Butterfield on the fourth playoff hole Sunday to win the Russian Open, his first European Tour title.

Minor league baseball notebook

Sosa, Wagner slug Jackets to victory

Another year of postcards from every state is complete
Thank you all. For the 12th year in a row, we have achieved our summer goal of a vacation postcard from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Another year of postcards from every state is complete
Thank you all. For the 12th year in a row, we have achieved our summer goal of a vacation postcard from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Another major for Mickelson
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Phil Mickelson delivered another dramatic finish in a major on Monday, flopping a chip out of deep rough to 2 feet for a birdie on the final hole and a one-shot victory in the PGA Championship.

Former Riverside Elementary School principal retires
A former Columbia County elementary school principal -- demoted last month after officials said she did not properly handle molestation charges involving a substitute teacher -- has retired.

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

Revolt against soaring gasoline

Priest should give a real apology
Regarding the July 23 article about the Rev. Bob Cushing's trip to Japan: He said he would apologize to the survivors of the atomic bomb blasts on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and that World War II was an unjust war because Japan only bombed Pearl Harbor. B>Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

Examine big picture on gas prices
In Martin Schram's Aug. 4 column ("Where's the outrage over Exxon-Mobil profits?"), he decries the "fiscal misery of ordinary Americans who fill up at the pump" and the "soaring" profits of the major oil companies. Mr. Schram promotes conservation as the solution to this "maddening" situation - one he feels has been ignored by Washington and the reporters who cover the White House. He asserts that these outrageous profits are occurring "... at a time when Americans are paying record-high prices at the gas pump." K.M. Towe, Tennille

Examine big picture on gas prices
In Martin Schram's Aug. 4 column ("Where's the outrage over Exxon-Mobil profits?"), he decries the "fiscal misery of ordinary Americans who fill up at the pump" and the "soaring" profits of the major oil companies. Mr. Schram promotes conservation as the solution to this "maddening" situation - one he feels has been ignored by Washington and the reporters who cover the White House. He asserts that these outrageous profits are occurring "... at a time when Americans are paying record-high prices at the gas pump."K.M. Towe, Tennille

Examine big picture on gas prices

Revolt against soaring gasoline
Dan Leonard ("Help promote gasless Wednesdays," Aug. 9) is right on target, but his suggestion won't work. If I don't buy gas on Wednesdays, I still have to buy gas on Tuesdays or Thursdays.John W. Sisson Jr., Evans

Revolt against soaring gasoline
Dan Leonard ("Help promote gasless Wednesdays," Aug. 9) is right on target, but his suggestion won't work. If I don't buy gas on Wednesdays, I still have to buy gas on Tuesdays or Thursdays. John W. Sisson Jr., Evans

Travel briefs

Employees should remember office etiquette

Apple mouse marks a mighty change

Living briefs

Women seek beauty with less makeup

Back-to-school traditions

What are cookies, and are they dangerous?

Friends enjoy cozy cottage

Engineers modify hybrid cars to get up to 250 mpg

See the real Little House on the Prairie

New air conditioners are energy savers

Group set on passing down health knowledge

Das Keyboard makes hunting and pecking a no-no

Living briefs
Months before he would pledge to be with her in sickness and in health, and days before he proposed, Eric Butler already was carrying out that particular duty for Karen Giles.

Apple mouse marks a mighty change
Apple Computer Inc. can take credit for pushing the envelope of computer design with its elegant Macintosh. Its software is years ahead of the rest of the industry. Its stylish iPod music player is second to none.

What are cookies, and are they dangerous?
Q. I've been hearing a lot lately about "cookies" on my computer. What are they, and are they really dangerous?

Das Keyboard makes hunting and pecking a no-no
DALLAS - Typing on a Das Keyboard is a lot like typing on any other computer keyboard - except the keys are blank.

Women seek beauty with less makeup
CHICAGO - When Sandy Di Stefano sees a woman wearing a lot of makeup, she doesn't think "pretty." She thinks "face paint."

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - You won't have to share a bathroom with three dozen backpackers at these hostels.

New air conditioners are energy savers
During a recent heat wave, the central air conditioning system failed in our home.

See the real Little House on the Prairie
DE SMET, S.D. - Margaret Knowles and her sister Karen Erickson might not be typical visitors to this little town on the South Dakota prairie, the setting for five of Laura Ingalls Wilder's novels for children about life on the American frontier.

Das Keyboard makes hunting and pecking a no-no
DALLAS - Typing on a Das Keyboard is a lot like typing on any other computer keyboard - except the keys are blank.

Back-to-school traditions
Children are synonymous with unpredictably.

Group set on passing down health knowledge
ATLANTA - Although an avid tennis player and very trim at age 58, Terrell Slayton Jr. has a host of chronic conditions - including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. But he knows that many other black men in his community don't even know the status of their health.

Women seek beauty with less makeup
CHICAGO - When Sandy Di Stefano sees a woman wearing a lot of makeup, she doesn't think "pretty." She thinks "face paint."

Employees should remember office etiquette
EDITOR'S NOTE: This column originally ran Oct. 3, 1999.

Employees should remember office etiquette
EDITOR'S NOTE: This column originally ran Oct. 3, 1999.

Friends enjoy cozy cottage
Neel Amin and Curran Ethridge's Kings Wood home is quite different from the apartment the two friends had previously shared.

Living briefs
Months before he would pledge to be with her in sickness and in health, and days before he proposed, Eric Butler already was carrying out that particular duty for Karen Giles.

Apple mouse marks a mighty change
Apple Computer Inc. can take credit for pushing the envelope of computer design with its elegant Macintosh. Its software is years ahead of the rest of the industry. Its stylish iPod music player is second to none.

Friends enjoy cozy cottage
Neel Amin and Curran Ethridge's Kings Wood home is quite different from the apartment the two friends had previously shared.

Engineers modify hybrid cars to get up to 250 mpg
CORTE MADERA, Calif. - Politicians and automakers say a car that can both reduce greenhouse gases and free America from its reliance on foreign oil is years or even decades away.

New air conditioners are energy savers
During a recent heat wave, the central air conditioning system failed in our home.

Group set on passing down health knowledge
ATLANTA - Although an avid tennis player and very trim at age 58, Terrell Slayton Jr. has a host of chronic conditions - including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. But he knows that many other black men in his community don't even know the status of their health.

Travel briefs
NEW YORK - You won't have to share a bathroom with three dozen backpackers at these hostels.

What are cookies, and are they dangerous?
Q. I've been hearing a lot lately about "cookies" on my computer. What are they, and are they really dangerous?

See the real Little House on the Prairie
DE SMET, S.D. - Margaret Knowles and her sister Karen Erickson might not be typical visitors to this little town on the South Dakota prairie, the setting for five of Laura Ingalls Wilder's novels for children about life on the American frontier.

Back-to-school traditions
Children are synonymous with unpredictably.

Engineers modify hybrid cars to get up to 250 mpg
CORTE MADERA, Calif. - Politicians and automakers say a car that can both reduce greenhouse gases and free America from its reliance on foreign oil is years or even decades away.

Former Riverside Elementary School principal retires

Across Georgia
COLLEGE PARK - An Atlanta man was shot in the same shoulder twice by police in separate incidents, authorities said.

The week ahead

News you can use
A college education isn't cheap, but neither is college-style fun. Keeping track of money can sometimes take a back seat to good times. Avoid financial failure with these tips:

Sexual misconduct top reason teachers get disciplined
COLUMBIA - One in five educators sanctioned by the state for bad behavior in South Carolina in the past three years had been accused of sexual misconduct.

Across South Carolina
SURFSIDE BEACH - A small plane made an emergency landing on a golf course Friday.

State law allows private meetings
ATLANTA - When Georgia Public Service Commissioner Angela Speir heard about the meeting, a stunned look crossed her face.

Kid of the Day
Today's kid of the Day is Madison Elizabeth Leaptrotte, 5, of Augusta.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Churches gather flocks in new, larger facilities

Across the area

A day for the kids
Benito Lewis, 7, spent Sunday afternoon in south Augusta dodging flames, leaping brick walls and squashing evil robots.

State may see massive results
ATLANTA - When President Bush signed a $14.5 billion energy bill Aug. 8, he warned it wouldn't be an overnight solution to soaring fuel costs.

Across Georgia
COLLEGE PARK - An Atlanta man was shot in the same shoulder twice by police in separate incidents, authorities said.

Federal funds funnel to area
Equipment and services paid for with millions of federal homeland security dollars have trickled into the Augusta area, according to records submitted by agencies in Columbia, Richmond and Aiken counties.

Across the area
A 17-year-old Augusta boy was arrested by Columbia County sheriff's deputies and charged with threatening to bomb Harlem High School.

Churches gather flocks in new, larger facilities
There's Christ Church Presbyterian, Journey Community Church, New Heights Community Church, Westside Christian Church and St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, among others.

Across the southeast
TALLASSEE, ALA. - The old stone mill along the Tallapoosa River once made fabric for slave clothes and Confederate uniforms. It survived the Civil War and the economic struggles of the next century.

Rants and raves
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Governors push national formula
AIKEN - About 77 percent of South Carolina ninth-graders in 2000-01 walked across the stage four years later and picked up a diploma.

Federal funds funnel to area

Former Riverside Elementary School principal retires
A former Columbia County elementary school principal -- demoted last month after officials said she did not properly handle molestation charges involving a substitute teacher -- has retired.

Across Georgia

Photographer puts dreams in focus
Ask Marvin Cummings Sr. about his life, and he immediately starts smiling.

Across the area
The inmate who stole an Aiken County truck and escaped from a work-release detail Wednesday was arrested in Belton, S.C., a town east of Anderson, on Saturday.

The week ahead
Starting today, children will trade the beach for the classroom and switch to studying geometry and history rather than baseball and Marco Polo.

Educators vent at meeting
When Georgia Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor met with Richmond County teachers Saturday morning to get their opinions on education in the state, he left with an earful.

Partnership will weld education, opportunity

Across the southeast
RICHMOND, VA. - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is reconsidering a campaign comparing images of animal abuse with those of slavery after complaints from civil rights groups and others.

Governors push national formula

Across Georgia

Atlanta Boy Scouts work to recruit inner-city youth
BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. - Towering pines, shimmering lakes, bike trails, target shooting and cookouts. For Julian White, Boy Scout camp in the north Georgia mountains is a world away from the life he's used to on the streets of Atlanta.

Photographer puts dreams in focus

Across the area
The inmate who stole an Aiken County truck and escaped from a work-release detail Wednesday was arrested in Belton, S.C., a town east of Anderson, on Saturday.

Five questions with Ronald Sanders
Ronald Sanders, 18, is a first-year student at Augusta State University majoring in biology and pre-medicine. He recently moved into his new apartment at the ASU University Village.

Recipient's story helps dispel myths
Many of Sherrell Gay's co-workers at the Georgia Transplant Foundation insist that the Augusta woman has a big heart.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Joel McArthur Leaptrotte of Augusta.

Educators vent at meeting
When Georgia Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor met with Richmond County teachers Saturday morning to get their opinions on education in the state, he left with an earful.

Across South Carolina
COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Two men who escaped from a South Carolina detention center were arrested on a Florida beach after a three-week manhunt, authorities said Sunday.

Utilities fund regulators' campaigns
ATLANTA - Despite a state law barring utility companies from giving money to their state regulators, those with ties to such corporations have poured thousands of dollars into recent elections for the Public Service Commission, a study of campaign finance records shows.

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

News you can use
A college education isn't cheap, but neither is college-style fun. Keeping track of money can sometimes take a back seat to good times. Avoid financial failure with these tips:

Kid of the Day
Today's kid of the Day is Madison Elizabeth Leaptrotte, 5, of Augusta.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - The University of Georgia's campus police chief has been cleared of allegations made by one of his lieutenants that he acted in a sexually and racially offensive manner.

Governors push national formula
AIKEN - About 77 percent of South Carolina ninth-graders in 2000-01 walked across the stage four years later and picked up a diploma.

State law allows private meetings

Another major for Mickelson
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Phil Mickelson delivered another dramatic finish in a major on Monday, flopping a chip out of deep rough to 2 feet for a birdie on the final hole and a one-shot victory in the PGA Championship.

Across South Carolina
SURFSIDE BEACH - A small plane made an emergency landing on a golf course Friday.

Drills report sound results
She's only 8 years old, but Sara Howard knows the importance of fire drills.

Battleground prepares for anniversary
BLACKSBURG, S.C. - Chris Revels is used to the question he gets as chief ranger at Kings Mountain National Military Park, where colonial patriots won a crucial Revolutionary War battle.

Partnership will weld education, opportunity
Josh Szoka has big plans after his high school graduation.

Former congressman Dorn dies at age 89

A day for the kids
Benito Lewis, 7, spent Sunday afternoon in south Augusta dodging flames, leaping brick walls and squashing evil robots.

Across the southeast
RICHMOND, VA. - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is reconsidering a campaign comparing images of animal abuse with those of slavery after complaints from civil rights groups and others.

Former congressman Dorn dies at age 89
GREENWOOD, S.C. - William Jennings Bryan Dorn, who served western South Carolina in the U.S. House for nearly three decades, died Saturday morning in his home, his family said. He was 89.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Joel McArthur Leaptrotte of Augusta.

Persistent problems plague jail
Nearly one year after city commissioners questioned why 20 different types of mold spores were found growing inside the moisture-laden walls of the Richmond County Law Enforcement Center, the building's problems are far from being solved.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Utilities fund regulators' campaigns

Former congressman Dorn dies at age 89
GREENWOOD, S.C. - William Jennings Bryan Dorn, who served western South Carolina in the U.S. House for nearly three decades, died Saturday morning in his home, his family said. He was 89.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Persistent problems plague jail
Nearly one year after city commissioners questioned why 20 different types of mold spores were found growing inside the moisture-laden walls of the Richmond County Law Enforcement Center, the building's problems are far from being solved.

State law allows private meetings
ATLANTA - When Georgia Public Service Commissioner Angela Speir heard about the meeting, a stunned look crossed her face.

Federal funds funnel to area
Equipment and services paid for with millions of federal homeland security dollars have trickled into the Augusta area, according to records submitted by agencies in Columbia, Richmond and Aiken counties.

State may see massive results

Churches gather flocks in new, larger facilities
There's Christ Church Presbyterian, Journey Community Church, New Heights Community Church, Westside Christian Church and St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, among others.

Another major for Mickelson

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

News you can use

Persistent problems plague jail

Across South Carolina

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

Across South Carolina
COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Two men who escaped from a South Carolina detention center were arrested on a Florida beach after a three-week manhunt, authorities said Sunday.

Where we live

Drills report sound results

Battleground prepares for anniversary

Kid of the Day

Atlanta Boy Scouts work to recruit inner-city youth

Atlanta Boy Scouts work to recruit inner-city youth
BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. - Towering pines, shimmering lakes, bike trails, target shooting and cookouts. For Julian White, Boy Scout camp in the north Georgia mountains is a world away from the life he's used to on the streets of Atlanta.

Across the area

Recipient's story helps dispel myths
Many of Sherrell Gay's co-workers at the Georgia Transplant Foundation insist that the Augusta woman has a big heart.

Across South Carolina

Utilities fund regulators' campaigns
ATLANTA - Despite a state law barring utility companies from giving money to their state regulators, those with ties to such corporations have poured thousands of dollars into recent elections for the Public Service Commission, a study of campaign finance records shows.

The week ahead
Starting today, children will trade the beach for the classroom and switch to studying geometry and history rather than baseball and Marco Polo.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - The University of Georgia's campus police chief has been cleared of allegations made by one of his lieutenants that he acted in a sexually and racially offensive manner.

Across the southeast

Recipient's story helps dispel myths

Photographer puts dreams in focus
Ask Marvin Cummings Sr. about his life, and he immediately starts smiling.

Battleground prepares for anniversary
BLACKSBURG, S.C. - Chris Revels is used to the question he gets as chief ranger at Kings Mountain National Military Park, where colonial patriots won a crucial Revolutionary War battle.

Drills report sound results
She's only 8 years old, but Sara Howard knows the importance of fire drills.

Across the area
A 17-year-old Augusta boy was arrested by Columbia County sheriff's deputies and charged with threatening to bomb Harlem High School.

Partnership will weld education, opportunity
Josh Szoka has big plans after his high school graduation.

A day for the kids

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day

Sexual misconduct top reason teachers get disciplined
COLUMBIA - One in five educators sanctioned by the state for bad behavior in South Carolina in the past three years had been accused of sexual misconduct.

Sexual misconduct top reason teachers get disciplined

Educators vent at meeting

State may see massive results
ATLANTA - When President Bush signed a $14.5 billion energy bill Aug. 8, he warned it wouldn't be an overnight solution to soaring fuel costs.

One more day needed to write legacy, history
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Today is not a referendum on the evils of television and the greed of men too obstinate (or ignorant) to pay attention to every unfavorable forecast or make any effort whatsoever to finish the PGA Championship on Sunday.

Taylor's no longer sweeping the dew
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - It's your first major championship as a professional and you reach the weekend two groups in front of Tiger Woods.

Taylor's no longer sweeping the dew
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - It's your first major championship as a professional and you reach the weekend two groups in front of Tiger Woods.

One more day needed to write legacy, history
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Today is not a referendum on the evils of television and the greed of men too obstinate (or ignorant) to pay attention to every unfavorable forecast or make any effort whatsoever to finish the PGA Championship on Sunday.

Warning: This may be tough to take
After returning home from the drugstore, I pulled my bottle of medication from the paper bag. I noticed it was a big pill bottle, but then I realized why. The warning label on it was the longest I had ever seen.

Warning: This may be tough to take
After returning home from the drugstore, I pulled my bottle of medication from the paper bag. I noticed it was a big pill bottle, but then I realized why. The warning label on it was the longest I had ever seen.

Director John Dahl creates a throwback war film
WASHINGTON - John Dahl's career can be summed up in four words: good movies, bad timing.

Q&A with actress Rachel McAdams

Director John Dahl creates a throwback war film

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

'Four Brothers' tops weekend box office
LOS ANGELES - The John Singleton revenge flick "Four Brothers" beat its cinematic siblings to take the top spot at the weekend box office.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Q&A with actress Rachel McAdams
NEW YORK - "Mean Girls" may have been the coming out party for Lindsay Lohan, but considering Rachel McAdams' red-hot career, some revisionist history may be in order.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

'Four Brothers' tops weekend box office

Director John Dahl creates a throwback war film
WASHINGTON - John Dahl's career can be summed up in four words: good movies, bad timing.

Q&A with actress Rachel McAdams
NEW YORK - "Mean Girls" may have been the coming out party for Lindsay Lohan, but considering Rachel McAdams' red-hot career, some revisionist history may be in order.

'Four Brothers' tops weekend box office
LOS ANGELES - The John Singleton revenge flick "Four Brothers" beat its cinematic siblings to take the top spot at the weekend box office.

Faith Hill embraces simpler country sound on 'Fireflies'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For a down-home "Mississippi Girl," Faith Hill sure cleans up well - from magazine covers and a Hollywood film to a celebrity marriage with country star Tim McGraw.

Frank Black takes detour from Pixies

Q&A: Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000)

Frank Black takes detour from Pixies
NEW YORK - Pixies lead singer Frank Black takes the prize in this year's derby for Oddest Duet, inviting his ex-wife to sing about their failed relationship on his new solo album.

Frank Black takes detour from Pixies
NEW YORK - Pixies lead singer Frank Black takes the prize in this year's derby for Oddest Duet, inviting his ex-wife to sing about their failed relationship on his new solo album.

Q&A: Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000)
NEW YORK - He's known to millions around the world as Andre 3000: half of the superstar rap group OutKast, outrageous dresser, ladies man extraordinaire.

Q&A: Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000)
NEW YORK - He's known to millions around the world as Andre 3000: half of the superstar rap group OutKast, outrageous dresser, ladies man extraordinaire.

Faith Hill embraces simpler country sound on 'Fireflies'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For a down-home "Mississippi Girl," Faith Hill sure cleans up well - from magazine covers and a Hollywood film to a celebrity marriage with country star Tim McGraw.

Faith Hill embraces simpler country sound on 'Fireflies'

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

Stewart on cruise control

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - A broken alternator couldn't keep Tony Stewart from blowing away the field one more time.

Stewart on cruise control
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart arrived at Watkins Glen on the kind of roll a driver usually dreams about.

Newman blazes to Zippo victory
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Ryan Newman won a three-lap dash to the finish Saturday, holding off hard-charging Robby Gordon to win the Busch Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.

Patrick has pole, aims for first win
SPARTA, Ky. - Danica Patrick says she's felt more like a "girl racer" in recent weeks, thanks to the media's focus on her story. But that could be a good thing for her at Kentucky Speedway, if history is any indication.

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - A broken alternator couldn't keep Tony Stewart from blowing away the field one more time.

Tracy speeds to mile-high record
DENVER - Paul Tracy had no intention of putting his car out early in qualifying. He quickly changed his mind when he saw Sebastien Bourdais head out of pit row.

Newman blazes to Zippo victory

Newman blazes to Zippo victory
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Ryan Newman won a three-lap dash to the finish Saturday, holding off hard-charging Robby Gordon to win the Busch Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.

Coo Coo Marlin, early NASCAR star, dead at 73
COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Clifton "Coo Coo" Marlin, one of NASCAR's early stars and father of current Nextel Cup driver Sterling Marlin, died early Sunday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 73.

Stewart on cruise control
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart arrived at Watkins Glen on the kind of roll a driver usually dreams about.

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.

Falcons try to buck 39 years of history

Panthers excited after preseason win

Panthers pummel Redskins

Vick unscathed as Falcons rip Ravens

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Featured obituary: Mrs. Coren Wilson
A tough but beloved Richmond County elementary school principal lost a long battle with cancer Saturday, a few days shy of the first day of school.

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Featured obituary: Mrs. Coren Wilson
A tough but beloved Richmond County elementary school principal lost a long battle with cancer Saturday, a few days shy of the first day of school.

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Mrs. Carles Askew    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Cassie Greene    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Carles Askew    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Aunard Young    (MURPHY, N.C.)

Mrs. Terri Ann Reel    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Sallie R. Wright    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ingeborg Wolff    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Adelle P. Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary S. Womack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa L. Searles    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

SSG Gerald Sutton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Richard Scott    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. J. Sewell Bartlett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myra Reardon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Glenice Reville    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Proctor    (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Lila Mae Brannen    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Miss Edith Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hilda Cantrell    (PENFIELD, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eleanor Cook    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Edith Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Aunard Young (MURPHY, N.C.)

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

Mr. Bennie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sallie R. Wright (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Dr. Chloe Little (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mackenzie Jo Malcom (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Griffin (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myra Reardon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelle P. Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Richard Scott (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sadie H. Corley (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack B. Holt, III (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Glenice Reville (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eleanor Cook (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Proctor (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Adelina Kotlan (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary S. Womack (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Adelina Kotlan (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Cassie Greene (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dr. Anne B. Morris (SOUTHHAMPTON, MA)

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

Mrs. Gladys Jones (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Daniel Walker, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ingeborg Wolff (AIKEN, S.C.)

SSG Gerald Sutton (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Terri Ann Reel (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Janie K. Combs (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn R. Marino (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

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

Mr. J. Sewell Bartlett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Edith Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila Mae Brannen (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Carles Askew (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Rosita S. Alston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa L. Searles (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jack B. Holt, III (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Glenice Reville (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelle P. Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Coren Wilson

Secrets can haunt bearers for life
I knew John as a carefree, funny, vocally talented and handsome classmate in high school. He was, in fact, the only person out of hundreds that I wished had been at our 20th reunion. I hadn't seen him since graduation. I thought of him often. I missed him.

Gaza disengagement is a sacrifice
The front page of The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 8 noted the resignation of Israeli Finance Minister and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the issue of the upcoming disengagement. The decision to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank is by far the state's most important decision in 57 years.

Gaza disengagement is a sacrifice
The front page of The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 8 noted the resignation of Israeli Finance Minister and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the issue of the upcoming disengagement. The decision to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank is by far the state's most important decision in 57 years.

Secrets can haunt bearers for life
I knew John as a carefree, funny, vocally talented and handsome classmate in high school. He was, in fact, the only person out of hundreds that I wished had been at our 20th reunion. I hadn't seen him since graduation. I thought of him often. I missed him.

Gaza disengagement is a sacrifice
The front page of The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 8 noted the resignation of Israeli Finance Minister and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the issue of the upcoming disengagement. The decision to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank is by far the state's most important decision in 57 years.

Secrets can haunt bearers for life
I knew John as a carefree, funny, vocally talented and handsome classmate in high school. He was, in fact, the only person out of hundreds that I wished had been at our 20th reunion. I hadn't seen him since graduation. I thought of him often. I missed him.

Area sports announcements

Overtime

U.S. ties golden mark; teen sweeps distances

Gymnastics' next generation gets its chance

Overtime

Gymnastics' next generation gets its chance
INDIANAPOLIS - While the gymnasts who collected all those medals at the Athens Olympics celebrated their achievements one last time, workers scurried around backstage, getting ready for the awards ceremony for that night's competition.

Gymnastics' next generation gets its chance
INDIANAPOLIS - While the gymnasts who collected all those medals at the Athens Olympics celebrated their achievements one last time, workers scurried around backstage, getting ready for the awards ceremony for that night's competition.

Overtime
In Montreal, top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the finals of the Rogers Cup with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over unseeded Paul-Henri Mathieu of France on Saturday.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Overtime
In Savannah, Ga., a five-run seventh inning catapulted the Augusta GreenJackets to a 7-5 win over Savannah on Sunday afternoon at Grayson Stadium.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Overtime
In Savannah, Ga., a five-run seventh inning catapulted the Augusta GreenJackets to a 7-5 win over Savannah on Sunday afternoon at Grayson Stadium.

Overtime
In Montreal, top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the finals of the Rogers Cup with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over unseeded Paul-Henri Mathieu of France on Saturday.

U.S. ties golden mark; teen sweeps distances
HELSINKI, Finland - Lauryn Williams led the United States to victory in the 400-meter relay for her second gold medal of the week, and Dwight Phillips won his second straight long jump title Saturday to help the Americans match their best showing ever at the world track and field championships.

U.S. ties golden mark; teen sweeps distances
HELSINKI, Finland - Lauryn Williams led the United States to victory in the 400-meter relay for her second gold medal of the week, and Dwight Phillips won his second straight long jump title Saturday to help the Americans match their best showing ever at the world track and field championships.

Outdoors calendar

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Consumption advisories on stripers likely
Fishing in the Savannah River has changed a lot since striped bass were placed off limits in 1988, when they had nearly vanished.

Consumption advisories on stripers likely
Fishing in the Savannah River has changed a lot since striped bass were placed off limits in 1988, when they had nearly vanished.

Panthers excited after preseason win
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - This much is clear from Carolina's preseason opener: Steve Smith hasn't lost his speed, Kris Jenkins hasn't lost his edge and the Panthers can be a very good team if they stay healthy.

Falcons try to buck 39 years of history
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Like any team that falls one measly win short of the Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons talk boldly about building on their success.

Panthers excited after preseason win
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - This much is clear from Carolina's preseason opener: Steve Smith hasn't lost his speed, Kris Jenkins hasn't lost his edge and the Panthers can be a very good team if they stay healthy.

Falcons try to buck 39 years of history
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Like any team that falls one measly win short of the Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons talk boldly about building on their success.<

Panthers retire Mills' jersey at halftime
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers honored the late Sam Mills at halftime of their preseason game Saturday night by retiring his jersey.

Vick unscathed as Falcons rip Ravens
ATLANTA - Ed Hartwell picked off a pass against his old team, and Michael Vick didn't get hurt.

Panthers pummel Redskins
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rod Gardner did his best to prove that Carolina was right to trade for him and that Washington should have found a way to use him.

Vick unscathed as Falcons rip Ravens
ATLANTA - Ed Hartwell picked off a pass against his old team, and Michael Vick didn't get hurt.

Panthers pummel Redskins
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rod Gardner did his best to prove that Carolina was right to trade for him and that Washington should have found a way to use him.

Pope says being a Christian is 'beautiful'
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday he hopes his trip to a youth gathering in Germany spurs a wave of new faith in Europe by showing that Christianity brings "zest and joy" to life and is not a religion of burdensome rules and prohibitions.

Pope says being a Christian is 'beautiful'
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday he hopes his trip to a youth gathering in Germany spurs a wave of new faith in Europe by showing that Christianity brings "zest and joy" to life and is not a religion of burdensome rules and prohibitions.

Consumption advisories on stripers likely

Taylor's no longer sweeping the dew

One more day needed to write legacy, history

Loss of father figures in Jennings, Rather, Brokaw

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Court TV anchor drops restraining order against heckler at Jackson trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A Court TV anchor has dropped a restraining order against a heckler who hurled insults at her as she covered Michael Jackson's molestation trial.

TV movie portrays Pope John Paul II's struggle
NEW YORK - It doesn't match the impact of "Schindler's List" or "The Pianist" - and what portrayals of the Nazi era reach such Academy Award-winning heights?

Court TV anchor drops restraining order against heckler at Jackson trial

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Family, and the joy, pain and mystery that implies, is the theme loosely connecting a trio of films airing on PBS' "P.O.V." series.

Loss of father figures in Jennings, Rather, Brokaw
NEW YORK - They were the men you could depend upon, the faces you'd see every night at dinnertime. In times of trouble, they were always there. Their words rang with authority.

TV movie portrays Pope John Paul II's struggle
NEW YORK - It doesn't match the impact of "Schindler's List" or "The Pianist" - and what portrayals of the Nazi era reach such Academy Award-winning heights?

TV movie portrays Pope John Paul II's struggle

Court TV anchor drops restraining order against heckler at Jackson trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A Court TV anchor has dropped a restraining order against a heckler who hurled insults at her as she covered Michael Jackson's molestation trial.

Loss of father figures in Jennings, Rather, Brokaw
NEW YORK - They were the men you could depend upon, the faces you'd see every night at dinnertime. In times of trouble, they were always there. Their words rang with authority.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Family, and the joy, pain and mystery that implies, is the theme loosely connecting a trio of films airing on PBS' "P.O.V." series.

People in the News

Paula Abdul to remain a judge on 'American Idol'

Shockley finally gets his chance to shine for Bulldogs

Shockley finally gets his chance to shine for Bulldogs
ATHENS, Ga. - D.J. Shockley thought it would happen quicker than this. Much quicker.

Shockley finally gets his chance to shine for Bulldogs
ATHENS, Ga. - D.J. Shockley thought it would happen quicker than this. Much quicker.

Spurrier not pleased with South Carolina's scrimmage
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina still has a lot of work to do before the Gamecocks are ready for their Sept. 1 opener against Central Florida, coach Steve Spurrier said after the team's first scrimmage of the fall Saturday.

Spurrier not pleased with South Carolina's scrimmage

Spurrier not pleased with South Carolina's scrimmage
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina still has a lot of work to do before the Gamecocks are ready for their Sept. 1 opener against Central Florida, coach Steve Spurrier said after the team's first scrimmage of the fall Saturday.

County employees hold talent contest to help United Way

Glover 50th wedding anniversary

Reunions

Scout leader is leaving council

CSRA Bridge Club results

University collecting stories of Graniteville train disaster

South Aiken High swimmer is making a big splash

Cyclist pedals message about proper nutrition

Production involves 'Amorous' diplomacy

Recreation events

Literacy

Around the block

Recycling centers

Library events

Meetings

Schooled in the ritual

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