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

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.

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

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

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

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

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."

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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:

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

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.

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.

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

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."

'American Gothic' painting turns 75

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.

'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.

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."

New first novels

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.

Buchanan's 'Shadows' deserves the spotlight

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.

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.

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.

Team missing Bonds' offense, fan following

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

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
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.

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.

Jack Edney Thomas

Isabella Grace Faglier

Chase Tyler Sakers

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.

Charles Asher Jones

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.

Leighton Miles Linder

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.

Lane Bradley Dunagan

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.

Riley Grace Wisham

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.

Olivia Rose Dillabough

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

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

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.

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.

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

Biz bits

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

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

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.

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.

Business licenses from June

Retailers see dollar signs in dorm-room decorating

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.

Business calendar

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

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.

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.

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

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 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 offense changing under Spence

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.

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.

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

The 10,000-year plan

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.

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."

Repair lock and dam

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Woods still in hunt at 2-under

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Aiken's Great Dane

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

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.

Late stumbles cost Woods shot at big move

Flanders leads at home course

Brown wants to leave on top

Steady Bjorn surprised by his record 63

Elkington will spend the night one shot back

Ace ups Howell's shot

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

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

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.

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.

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

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.

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

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

Revolt against soaring gasoline

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

Engineers modify hybrid cars to get up to 250 mpg

Friends enjoy cozy cottage

Apple mouse marks a mighty change

Back-to-school traditions

Group set on passing down health knowledge

Travel briefs

Living briefs

Women seek beauty with less makeup

What are cookies, and are they dangerous?

New air conditioners are energy savers

Employees should remember office etiquette

See the real Little House on the Prairie

Das Keyboard makes hunting and pecking a no-no

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."

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."

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Governors push national formula

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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

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.

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.

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:

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.

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 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
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.

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

Across the area

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Educators vent at meeting

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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

Recipient's story helps dispel myths

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day

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.

State law allows private meetings

Churches gather flocks in new, larger facilities

Utilities fund regulators' campaigns

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.

Persistent problems plague jail

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.

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

Sexual misconduct top reason teachers get disciplined

Another major for Mickelson

A day for the kids

Across Georgia

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.

Atlanta Boy Scouts work to recruit inner-city youth

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 the area

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 South Carolina

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Former congressman Dorn dies at age 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Drills report sound results

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.

Partnership will weld education, opportunity

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

The week ahead

Across Georgia

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

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.

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:

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.

Across the southeast

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.

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.

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

News you can use

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

State may see massive results

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

Photographer puts dreams in focus

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

Former Riverside Elementary School principal retires

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.

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

Kid of the Day

Where we live

Battleground prepares for anniversary

Federal funds funnel to area

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.

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.

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
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.

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

Q&A with actress Rachel McAdams

'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:

Director John Dahl creates a throwback war film

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

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

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: 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.

Frank Black takes detour from Pixies

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'
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.

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.

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'

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.

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.

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.

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 on cruise control

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.

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.

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

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.

Panthers excited after preseason win

Panthers pummel Redskins

Vick unscathed as Falcons rip Ravens

Falcons try to buck 39 years of history

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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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SSG Gerald Sutton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Glenice Reville    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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.

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Ingeborg Wolff    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Dr. Anne B. Morris    (SOUTHHAMPTON, MA)

Mrs. Grace A. Roper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Glenice Reville    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Dr. Chloe Little    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelina Kotlan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mackenzie Jo Malcom    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Miss Edith Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Griffin    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Christopher Alton Prior (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Griffin (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Adelina Kotlan (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

SSG Gerald Sutton (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Miss Edith Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mackenzie Jo Malcom (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Edith Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Mark Richard Scott (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Dr. Anne B. Morris (SOUTHHAMPTON, MA)

Mr. Kenneth Wade Laney (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Glenice Reville (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Carles Askew (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelina Kotlan (HARLEM, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Coren Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Lila Mae Brannen (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Glenice Reville (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Myra Reardon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Chloe Little (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Eleanor Cook (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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.

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

Gymnastics' next generation gets its chance

Overtime

U.S. ties golden mark; teen sweeps distances

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Outdoors calendar

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 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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

One more day needed to write legacy, history

Taylor's no longer sweeping the dew

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?

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

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 Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Court TV anchor drops restraining order against heckler at Jackson trial

Loss of father figures in Jennings, Rather, Brokaw

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 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
ATHENS, Ga. - D.J. Shockley thought it would happen quicker than this. Much quicker.

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.

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.

Meetings

Literacy

Production involves 'Amorous' diplomacy

CSRA Bridge Club results

Recreation events

This week

County employees hold talent contest to help United Way

Scout leader is leaving council

University collecting stories of Graniteville train disaster

Schooled in the ritual

Library events

Around the block

South Aiken High swimmer is making a big splash

Reunions

Cyclist pedals message about proper nutrition

Glover 50th wedding anniversary

Recycling centers

Pope says being a Christian is 'beautiful'