Pet of the week
Gina, a 9-month-old German shepherd and husky mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Reunions
Leavelle McCampbell High School 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

Events
BALLROOM DANCE: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27; Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia; The Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association; complementary dance lesson offered at beginning of dance; $5 members, $8 nonmembers; (803) 796-8488

This week
Grand illusions: Through Sept. 25; traveling exhibit about faux painting; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St.; museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free; 642-2015

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 5-10. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Events
BALLROOM DANCE: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27; Hugh Dimmery Memorial Center, 680 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia; The Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association; complementary dance lesson offered at beginning of dance; $5 members, $8 nonmembers; (803) 796-8488

Reunions
Leavelle McCampbell High School 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

School menu
TODAY: Juice, pancake on a stick, syrup and milk

Recreation center news
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

Adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Around the block
Grand Illusions, a traveling exhibit about faux painting, will be on display at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St., through Sept. 25. The exhibit can be seen during museum hours, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The exhibit is free. For more information, call 642-2015.

Recreation center news
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

Around the block
Grand Illusions, a traveling exhibit about faux painting, will be on display at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St., through Sept. 25. The exhibit can be seen during museum hours, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The exhibit is free. For more information, call 642-2015.

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.

Jamboree helps teams get ready
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a four-part series previewing Aiken County high school football teams for the 2005 season.

New program targets Internet predators
Potty-Mouth Pete wants you to curse. Look-at-Dis Louie wants you to ogle the nude pictures.

This week
Grand illusions: Through Sept. 25; traveling exhibit about faux painting; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St.; museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free; 642-2015

Team has successful season in summer basketball
Marcel Harley and Marcus Sullivan are wrapping up a summer filled with fun, hard work - and winning.

Adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 5-10. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

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.

Aiken on schedule with garbage carts
Aiken is in the process of delivering roll carts to residents on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday garbage pickup routes.

Jamboree helps teams get ready
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a four-part series previewing Aiken County high school football teams for the 2005 season.

North Augusta volleyball team seeks redemption
Coming off a dismal season last year, the North Augusta High School volleyball team is looking forward to making a positive mark.

North Augusta volleyball team seeks redemption
Coming off a dismal season last year, the North Augusta High School volleyball team is looking forward to making a positive mark.

Bicycles get youngsters into reading programs
Making school announcements is not part of Donnell Shelley's usual routine, but she hit the airwaves Aug. 9.

Team has successful season in summer basketball
Marcel Harley and Marcus Sullivan are wrapping up a summer filled with fun, hard work - and winning.

Softball player doesn't take summer off
Although the high school softball season doesn't begin until spring, Megan Roach is preparing now.

New program targets Internet predators
Potty-Mouth Pete wants you to curse. Look-at-Dis Louie wants you to ogle the nude pictures.

Sale of Nationals mixes sports, D.C. intrigue
WASHINGTON - Nestled among all of the information distributed by the Washington Nationals PR staff about the club's record under certain circumstances - when scoring first, say, or in one-run games - is this tidbit:

Yankees hammer Devil Rays, 5-2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Jaret Wright won his first start in nearly four months and Alex Rodriguez and Gary Sheffield homered, helping the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 5-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

Brazilian town sends first card

Braves bullpen falters as Dodgers win
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are a first-place team. It's not so obvious from the look of their bullpen.

Braves: Jones sizzles since return
ATLANTA - Those who were becoming increasingly exasperated by Chipper Jones' injury-induced game of hide-and-seek with the Braves' starting lineup got a full-blown blast this weekend of what the third baseman can do when healthy.

Braves: Jones sizzles since return

Braves: Jones sizzles since return
ATLANTA - Those who were becoming increasingly exasperated by Chipper Jones' injury-induced game of hide-and-seek with the Braves' starting lineup got a full-blown blast this weekend of what the third baseman can do when healthy.

Braves bullpen falters as Dodgers win
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are a first-place team. It's not so obvious from the look of their bullpen.

Braves bullpen falters as Dodgers win

Tourism bureau ready to compete
Columbia County is still standing in the shadow of Richmond County's tourism trade, but it's getting ready to step into the light.

Leaders can do little to cut prices
WASHINGTON - Soaring gas prices are threatening to produce political headaches and dampen the nation's economic recovery, but neither the White House nor Congress seems inclined - or able - to intervene.

Lower crude prices boost stock market
NEW YORK - Stocks gained slightly Monday as crude-oil prices slid and technology stocks rose.

Microsoft, Apple battle for patent

Tourism bureau ready to compete

Microsoft, Apple battle for patent
SAN FRANCISCO - Given the intense rivalry between Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corp., this recent revelation had a comedic tinge: Apple took too long to file a patent on part of its blockbuster iPod music players, so Microsoft beat Apple to it.

Delta to sell ASA to SkyWest
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc., which is struggling to avoid a bankruptcy filing amid persistently high fuel costs, said Monday it is selling feeder carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines Inc. to SkyWest Inc. for $425 million in cash.

Leaders can do little to cut prices
WASHINGTON - Soaring gas prices are threatening to produce political headaches and dampen the nation's economic recovery, but neither the White House nor Congress seems inclined - or able - to intervene.

Leaders can do little to cut prices

Microsoft, Apple battle for patent
SAN FRANCISCO - Given the intense rivalry between Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corp., this recent revelation had a comedic tinge: Apple took too long to file a patent on part of its blockbuster iPod music players, so Microsoft beat Apple to it.

Tourism bureau ready to compete
Columbia County is still standing in the shadow of Richmond County's tourism trade, but it's getting ready to step into the light.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 17, 2005.

Williamson got lecture for role in brawl
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson tight end Bobby Williamson was at the epicenter of the state's ugliest football fight, endured an offseason of critics and got an official letter of reprimand for his actions. The worst part? The talking-to that came from his parents.

Football: Moore to leave Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - Cheyenne Moore, a freshman who hit the game-winning 3-pointer against South Carolina last December, has decided to leave the Tigers for another Division I school.

Williamson got lecture for role in brawl

Williamson got lecture for role in brawl
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson tight end Bobby Williamson was at the epicenter of the state's ugliest football fight, endured an offseason of critics and got an official letter of reprimand for his actions. The worst part? The talking-to that came from his parents.

Auburn Tigers: Don't count us out
AUBURN, Ala. - Marcus McNeill knows skeptics need only look at NFL rosters to count Auburn out of title contention in 2005, since that's where the Tigers' biggest stars from last season are now playing.

Auburn Tigers: Don't count us out
AUBURN, Ala. - Marcus McNeill knows skeptics need only look at NFL rosters to count Auburn out of title contention in 2005, since that's where the Tigers' biggest stars from last season are now playing.

Auburn Tigers: Don't count us out

Jaguars tip off against Paine

Make smart choices with fast-food breakfast
Research shows that eating a good breakfast is critical to a healthy lifestyle. According to a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, people who skip breakfast are 4.5 times more likely to be overweight than those who don't.

Let evidence speak for itself
"All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force ... . We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter."

Israel's risk for peace

Israel's risk for peace
Nothing Israel does is going to satisfy the largely pro-Palestinian, pro-Arab international community, but fair-minded people are applauding the Jewish state's unilateral pullout from the Gaza Strip.

Opposite of a virtue
America-haters in Europe and the Mideast love to paint this country as extreme, intolerant and bullying.

Trash subsidies must end
Local governments should step into the trash collection business only to assure that trash gets picked up - not to provide it at a discount.

Trash subsidies must end
Local governments should step into the trash collection business only to assure that trash gets picked up - not to provide it at a discount.

Trash subsidies must end

Curbing domestic abuse
South Carolina has the highest domestic violence death rate of any U.S. state largely because rural communities don't have the resources to enforce domestic violence laws.

Israel's risk for peace
Nothing Israel does is going to satisfy the largely pro-Palestinian, pro-Arab international community, but fair-minded people are applauding the Jewish state's unilateral pullout from the Gaza Strip.

Opposite of a virtue
America-haters in Europe and the Mideast love to paint this country as extreme, intolerant and bullying.

Opposite of a virtue

Report: Demi and Ashton, trying for a baby?
NEW YORK - Two years ago, Demi Moore met "That '70s Show" star Ashton Kutcher at a casual dinner. They've been together ever since.

Harry Connick Jr. to star in 'The Pajama Game'
NEW YORK - Jazz crooner Harry Connick Jr. and "The Pajama Game," one of the musical theater's biggest hits of the 1950s, will be back on Broadway next year.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Of all the classes Tommy Lee took at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his NBC reality show, "Tommy Lee Goes to College," the subject he really connected with was botany.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Of all the classes Tommy Lee took at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his NBC reality show, "Tommy Lee Goes to College," the subject he really connected with was botany.

Madonna injured in horse riding accident
NEW YORK - Madonna's 47th birthday celebration was marred when she suffered several broken bones in a horse riding accident at her country home outside London, her publicist told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The top five list
A listing of the top five in entertainment.

Madonna injured in horse riding accident
NEW YORK - Madonna's 47th birthday celebration was marred when she suffered several broken bones in a horse riding accident at her country home outside London, her publicist told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The top five list
A listing of the top five in entertainment.

Consumers to feel pinch of natural gas price surge
NEW YORK - U.S. natural gas prices are up more than 30 percent in the past three weeks alone, and the effect will go well beyond gains or losses for speculators on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Consumers to feel pinch of natural gas price surge

Motorists hate gas prices, but keep on pumping

Motorists hate gas prices, but keep on pumping
Soaring gasoline prices are getting a rise out of many U.S. motorists, but by and large they're not getting in the way of summer vacations, commuting habits or SUV sales.

Consumers to feel pinch of natural gas price surge
NEW YORK - U.S. natural gas prices are up more than 30 percent in the past three weeks alone, and the effect will go well beyond gains or losses for speculators on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

More workers plan to keep working into retirement

More workers plan to keep working into retirement
NEW YORK - Nearly 7 in 10 workers plan to stay on the job past retirement age - including a growing number who say the decision will be driven by financial need, a new survey finds.

More workers plan to keep working into retirement
NEW YORK - Nearly 7 in 10 workers plan to stay on the job past retirement age - including a growing number who say the decision will be driven by financial need, a new survey finds.

Motorists hate gas prices, but keep on pumping
Soaring gasoline prices are getting a rise out of many U.S. motorists, but by and large they're not getting in the way of summer vacations, commuting habits or SUV sales.

Blueberry-time muffin is rich in flavor
Blueberry muffins are a classic treat and we all know classics are the best starting point for variations. Here's an example of a rather different muffin for cooks to try as they happily make the most of an abundance of blueberries.

Salmon with almond pesto, a great summer dish

Blue-burgers: subtle flavor and health benefits
Food writer Linda Dannenberg reports that when she first prepared blueberry-laced hamburgers for her husband and son, the burgers were viewed with some trepidation. But the verdict was "overwhelmingly positive."

Blue-burgers: subtle flavor and health benefits

Small bites
Here's another option to try, among cold drinks to reach for in hot weather. It's easy to make and you'll probably find you already have all the ingredients on hand.

Small bites
Here's another option to try, among cold drinks to reach for in hot weather. It's easy to make and you'll probably find you already have all the ingredients on hand.

Salmon with almond pesto, a great summer dish
Salmon fillets get a double dose of crunchy almonds, one in the pesto and one in the topping, in this recipe for a low-fat summer dish.

Blueberry-time muffin is rich in flavor
Blueberry muffins are a classic treat and we all know classics are the best starting point for variations. Here's an example of a rather different muffin for cooks to try as they happily make the most of an abundance of blueberries.

Blueberry-time muffin is rich in flavor

Salmon with almond pesto, a great summer dish
Salmon fillets get a double dose of crunchy almonds, one in the pesto and one in the topping, in this recipe for a low-fat summer dish.

Blue-burgers: subtle flavor and health benefits
Food writer Linda Dannenberg reports that when she first prepared blueberry-laced hamburgers for her husband and son, the burgers were viewed with some trepidation. But the verdict was "overwhelmingly positive."

Small bites

Reis on the move again for Tech's defense
ATLANTA - One year ago, Chris Reis made a dramatic move from safety to linebacker because it was the right thing for Georgia Tech's defense.

Reis on the move again for Tech's defense
ATLANTA - One year ago, Chris Reis made a dramatic move from safety to linebacker because it was the right thing for Georgia Tech's defense.

Henderson is eager to prove himself
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Eric Henderson got snubbed.

Henderson is eager to prove himself
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Eric Henderson got snubbed.

Henderson is eager to prove himself

Reis on the move again for Tech's defense

Infielder gets fresh start, playing time in Augusta
A lot of baseball players would consider getting sent down from high Class A to low A a demotion.

Infielder gets fresh start, playing time in Augusta
A lot of baseball players would consider getting sent down from high Class A to low A a demotion.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Love conquers most, but not all
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Davis Love III was trying not to be too hard on himself after coming up two shots shy of winner Phil Mickelson in the final round of the PGA Championship on Monday.

Elkington misses deja vu birdie putt
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - When Steve Elkington had to hit a lay-up shot out of the trees lining the left side of the 18th fairway at Baltusrol Golf Club in the final round of the PGA, it brought to mind a similar situation 14 years ago, when he won his first big tournament on the PGA Tour.

Golf: Mickelson is no fluke
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Rick Smith said it was a spot from which Phil Mickelson had chipped two weeks ago during an exhaustive practice round at the Baltusrol Golf Club.

Golf: Mickelson is no fluke
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Rick Smith said it was a spot from which Phil Mickelson had chipped two weeks ago during an exhaustive practice round at the Baltusrol Golf Club.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Upcoming events

Elkington misses deja vu birdie putt

Love conquers most, but not all
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Davis Love III was trying not to be too hard on himself after coming up two shots shy of winner Phil Mickelson in the final round of the PGA Championship on Monday.

Golf: Mickelson is no fluke

Elkington misses deja vu birdie putt
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - When Steve Elkington had to hit a lay-up shot out of the trees lining the left side of the 18th fairway at Baltusrol Golf Club in the final round of the PGA, it brought to mind a similar situation 14 years ago, when he won his first big tournament on the PGA Tour.

Love conquers most, but not all

Infielder gets fresh start, playing time in Augusta

LeClair is latest addition to reshaped Penguins
PITTSBURGH - John LeClair probably wouldn't have given a thought a few weeks ago to joining a last-place team like the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney Crosby, Ziggy Palffy, Sergei Gonchar and Jocelyn Thibault changed his thinking.

LeClair is latest addition to reshaped Penguins
PITTSBURGH - John LeClair probably wouldn't have given a thought a few weeks ago to joining a last-place team like the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney Crosby, Ziggy Palffy, Sergei Gonchar and Jocelyn Thibault changed his thinking.

LeClair is latest addition to reshaped Penguins

Chilies, tomato send pork dish south of border
Whether it's playing host to out-of-town Masters guests, throwing a women's luncheon or making dinner for family and friends, Augusta has an entertaining style all its own.

Chilies, tomato send pork dish south of border
Whether it's playing host to out-of-town Masters guests, throwing a women's luncheon or making dinner for family and friends, Augusta has an entertaining style all its own.

Chilies, tomato send pork dish south of border

Brazilian town sends first card
What would you do if you found yourself far away ... say, in Piapora, Brazil?

Brazilian town sends first card
What would you do if you found yourself far away ... say, in Piapora, Brazil?

Fire kills Thomson man
THOMSON - A house fire in Thomson took the life of a 51-year-old man this morning.

Complaint filed against assistant principal
Columbia County authorities are investigating a complaint against Brookwood Elementary School Assistant Principal Barbara Gleitsmann after the father of a 5-year-old pupil reported that Ms. Gleitsmann forcefully grabbed his son last week.

Augusta State University president delivers address
Augusta State University is better off than President William A. Bloodworth Jr. has ever seen it, he said during his annual State of the University address today.

President's folly in Iraq continues
I was taken aback by your editorial concerning the mother who wanted to know why President Bush killed her son ("To a grieving mother," Aug. 10).Vernon Johnson, Mesena

Don't make technology a scapegoat

Don't make technology a scapegoat
Dorothy Rich's column concerning SUVs ("SUVs, technology are dividing more families," July 27) is just another example of how Americans are constantly trying to blame their problems, especially concerning children, on technology.Mary Jackson, Augusta

Lame-duck Bush is a bad president
The Democrats I know, contrary to Lawrence Burton's diatribe ("Letter serves up more of the same," Aug. 9), don't believe the worst about the United States, and they have plenty of reasons to question President Bush's ability to lead. Stephen Barrow, Aiken, S.C.

Election date was wrong decision

Elect Helen Blocker-Adams mayor
Without question, Helen Blocker-Adams will bring great energy and vision to the Augusta mayor's office. David Stacks, Augusta

Lame-duck Bush is a bad president

Lame-duck Bush is a bad president
The Democrats I know, contrary to Lawrence Burton's diatribe ("Letter serves up more of the same," Aug. 9), don't believe the worst about the United States, and they have plenty of reasons to question President Bush's ability to lead. Stephen Barrow, Aiken, S.C.

President's folly in Iraq continues
I was taken aback by your editorial concerning the mother who wanted to know why President Bush killed her son ("To a grieving mother," Aug. 10).Vernon Johnson, Mesena

Election date was wrong decision
Going under the assumption that the governor of the state of Georgia has a little more pull than our Augusta commissioners, I wish they could see the light and quickly make arrangements to hold the election for mayor the same day we are forced to vote for a new senator for District 22 (thank you, Charles Walker).Adelheid E. Waters, Hephzibah

President's folly in Iraq continues

Don't make technology a scapegoat
Dorothy Rich's column concerning SUVs ("SUVs, technology are dividing more families," July 27) is just another example of how Americans are constantly trying to blame their problems, especially concerning children, on technology.Mary Jackson, Augusta

Get smarter about WMDs and IDs
I hate to see any of our young men die on foreign soil. I know what it was like in World War II, with relatives and neighbors losing sons.Don Matthews, Augusta

Letter writer spews propaganda
Lowell Greenbaum's recent letter chastising Republicans for not bashing U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss, and U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, because they did not condemn Karl Rove is laughable.John Conley, Evans

Election date was wrong decision
Going under the assumption that the governor of the state of Georgia has a little more pull than our Augusta commissioners, I wish they could see the light and quickly make arrangements to hold the election for mayor the same day we are forced to vote for a new senator for District 22 (thank you, Charles Walker).Adelheid E. Waters, Hephzibah

Living Briefs

Misunderstood pain should be taken seriously

Living briefs

Government urges delay in ".xxx" domain

Living briefs
The Augusta Chronicle wants to see what you've been growing. Send in this year's pictures of your garden, and the Chronicle will choose from the best to feature in a photo page honoring the area's growing season.

Brinkley returns as CoverGirl face
NEW YORK - Christie Brinkley was a supermodel before there was such a word, and a large part of her popularity came through 20 years of CoverGirl ads.

Living briefs
The Augusta Chronicle wants to see what you've been growing. Send in this year's pictures of your garden, and the Chronicle will choose from the best to feature in a photo page honoring the area's growing season.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Living Briefs
Campbell's Labels for Education wants to honor parents from the 50 states and the District of Columbia through its SOUPer Parents program.

Government urges delay in ".xxx" domain
NEW YORK - Acknowledging "unprecedented" opposition, the U.S. government has asked the Internet's key oversight agency to delay approval of a new ".xxx" domain name designed as a virtual red-light district.

Misunderstood pain should be taken seriously
Pounding. Throbbing. Piercing. Headaches can bring even the strongest, healthiest person running for the bed covers or for the sweet relief found in the medicine cabinet.

Living Briefs
Campbell's Labels for Education wants to honor parents from the 50 states and the District of Columbia through its SOUPer Parents program.

Government urges delay in ".xxx" domain
NEW YORK - Acknowledging "unprecedented" opposition, the U.S. government has asked the Internet's key oversight agency to delay approval of a new ".xxx" domain name designed as a virtual red-light district.

Misunderstood pain should be taken seriously
Pounding. Throbbing. Piercing. Headaches can bring even the strongest, healthiest person running for the bed covers or for the sweet relief found in the medicine cabinet.

Leader cheers Augusta States's success
Using a line by Dolly Parton to make his point, Augusta State University President William A. Bloodworth Jr. said rain must fall before rainbows are made.

Corrections
An article in Tuesdays Across the Area section of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly stated where a man went into the Savannah River to swim. Gary Nicholson, the special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Thomson office, said Scott Johnsons friends told police Mr. Johnson entered the water Saturday from a boat ramp in Burke County.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Kid of the Day
Micaiah Joy Maddox is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A judge has ruled that a collection of rare, Civil War-era letters belong to the state rather than the man who has had them in his family for generations.

Hopefuls offer views at Republican forum
The four Republican candidates seeking two at-large Aiken City Council seats in the Sept. 13 primary undoubtedly need the support of the GOP base.

Back in the school pack
Pupils from other counties started days ago, but Monday marked the first day for those in Richmond County schools. The system's 35,000 pupils might not have been ready, but educators were.

Health agency wants old store
AIKEN - A building that once housed groceries might one day house one of Aiken County's largest health care providers.

Agency is under new leadership
ATLANTA - The troubled agency in charge of protecting abused and neglected children has a new boss, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday, even as the choice swiftly came under fire from gay-rights advocates.

Agency is under new leadership
ATLANTA - The troubled agency in charge of protecting abused and neglected children has a new boss, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday, even as the choice swiftly came under fire from gay-rights advocates.

Administrator presents plan for Evans Park
Columbia County is getting a new park - one right in the middle of the Evans Town Center.

Gas prices drive Floridians north
KINGSLAND, Ga. - Before her family left for a trip west to the Florida Panhandle, Sabrina White ventured 30 miles north into Camden County.

Health agency wants old store

Across Georgia
ALBANY -- Lena Baker, a black maid executed in Georgia's electric chair more than 60 years ago for killing a white man she claimed was threatening her life and holding her in slavery, is to receive a posthumous pardon from the state.

Text of the State of the University Address: 2005
Thank you, Jim. Those were stirring remarks. And thank you so much for your leadership, now for a second year, in our A-Day campus campaign.

Scouts, hospitals connect cultures
Maria Torres is an ambassador to a community within a community in Augusta. She is heading up an effort at Georgia-Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America to reach out to the growing Hispanic community, one of the ways the area is adapting to Spanish speakers.

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Officers get training on vital alert system
A mere 30 minutes after an alert was issued last year, police were able to track down an elderly Alzheimer's patient who had wandered off from a personal-care home in Hephzibah.

Hicks takes command at Augusta Prep
For the first time in 30 years, Janet Hicks abandoned her combat boots in favor of a pair of red sandals for her workday footwear.

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Entertainment events and activities for today include:

First lesson: Learn the school
When classes began Monday at Augusta Christian Schools, many of them were at a new location.

Complaint filed against assistant principal
Columbia County authorities are investigating a complaint against Brookwood Elementary School Assistant Principal Barbara Gleitsmann after the father of a 5-year-old pupil reported that Ms. Gleitsmann forcefully grabbed his son last week.

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

Across the area
A 20-year-old Augusta man told police he was forced to get into the trunk of his car by two armed men early Monday, a Richmond County sheriff's report states.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Grant money sought for amenities at canal
The Augusta Canal Authority will apply for an extra $1 million in federal transportation grants to finance a boat dock, trails and visitor area near the new Village at Riverwalk development that will border the National Heritage Area.

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day
Kenneth "Chandler" Canady is today's Kid of the Day.

Across Georgia
MACON - A woman gave birth in a Wal-Mart bathroom Sunday and left the baby stuck in the toilet, covered in trash and toilet paper.

Officers get training on vital alert system
A mere 30 minutes after an alert was issued last year, police were able to track down an elderly Alzheimer's patient who had wandered off from a personal-care home in Hephzibah.

August in Augusta means hotter days
Outside might have felt like an oven Tuesday with the temperature in Augusta reaching 94 degrees, slightly above average for this time of year but considerably cooler than the sizzling month of July, when the thermometer hit 90 degrees or higher 17 days out of the month.

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Entertainment events and activities for today include:

Garbage service cutback trashed
Augusta Commission members balked Tuesday at reducing trash pickup services next year and will ask the county's haulers to bid on once-a-week and twice-a-week service under a proposed contract extension.

Back in the school pack
Pupils from other counties started days ago, but Monday marked the first day for those in Richmond County schools. The system's 35,000 pupils might not have been ready, but educators were.

Mayor pro tem agreement ends
An Augusta Commission tradition ended Tuesday when commissioners voted to do away with their "gentleman's agreement" of electing a mayor pro tem of the opposite race of the mayor.

First lesson: Learn the school
When classes began Monday at Augusta Christian Schools, many of them were at a new location.

Hicks takes command at Augusta Prep
For the first time in 30 years, Janet Hicks abandoned her combat boots in favor of a pair of red sandals for her workday footwear.

Rants and Raves
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Leader cheers Augusta States's success
Using a line by Dolly Parton to make his point, Augusta State University President William A. Bloodworth Jr. said rain must fall before rainbows are made.

Hopefuls offer views at Republican forum
The four Republican candidates seeking two at-large Aiken City Council seats in the Sept. 13 primary undoubtedly need the support of the GOP base.

Fire kills Thomson man
THOMSON - A house fire in Thomson took the life of a 51-year-old man this morning.

Scouts, hospitals connect cultures
Maria Torres is an ambassador to a community within a community in Augusta. She is heading up an effort at Georgia-Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America to reach out to the growing Hispanic community, one of the ways the area is adapting to Spanish speakers.

Counties cheer student scores on ACT
Columbia County matched or exceeded the national average in each test of the 2004-05 ACT, including the composite score.

Across the area

Across the area
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking volunteers to help scour a rural area of Burke County off Farmers Bridge Road on Saturday, where the skeletal remains of Tiffany Elizabeth Nelson were found May 18, officials said.

Garbage service cutback trashed

Across Georgia
MACON - A woman gave birth in a Wal-Mart bathroom Sunday and left the baby stuck in the toilet, covered in trash and toilet paper.

Leader cheers Augusta States's success

August in Augusta means hotter days
Outside might have felt like an oven Tuesday with the temperature in Augusta reaching 94 degrees, slightly above average for this time of year but considerably cooler than the sizzling month of July, when the thermometer hit 90 degrees or higher 17 days out of the month.

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day
Micaiah Joy Maddox is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -- A pit bull breeder has formed a group dedicated to protecting the dogs from being trained to attack or being banned.

Rants and Raves
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Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Kenneth "Chandler" Canady is today's Kid of the Day.

Text of the State of the University Address: 2005

Across Georgia
ALBANY -- Lena Baker, a black maid executed in Georgia's electric chair more than 60 years ago for killing a white man she claimed was threatening her life and holding her in slavery, is to receive a posthumous pardon from the state.

Complaint filed against assistant principal

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -- A pit bull breeder has formed a group dedicated to protecting the dogs from being trained to attack or being banned.

Augusta State University president delivers address

Speed comes with a price
Traffic was moving more slowly than usual along portions of Bobby Jones Expressway on Monday after deputies ticketed speeders on four consecutive days last week.

Speed comes with a price

Grant money sought for amenities at canal
The Augusta Canal Authority will apply for an extra $1 million in federal transportation grants to finance a boat dock, trails and visitor area near the new Village at Riverwalk development that will border the National Heritage Area.

Back in the school pack

News you can use

Across the area

Across Georgia

Across the area
A 20-year-old Augusta man told police he was forced to get into the trunk of his car by two armed men early Monday, a Richmond County sheriff's report states.

Administrator presents plan for Evans Park

First lesson: Learn the school

Kid of the Day

News you can use

Hicks takes command at Augusta Prep

August in Augusta means hotter days

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A judge has ruled that a collection of rare, Civil War-era letters belong to the state rather than the man who has had them in his family for generations.

Corrections

Hopefuls offer views at Republican forum

Corrections
An article in Tuesday’s Across the Area section of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly stated where a man went into the Savannah River to swim. Gary Nicholson, the special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Thomson office, said Scott Johnson’s friends told police Mr. Johnson entered the water Saturday from a boat ramp in Burke County.

Officers get training on vital alert system

Text of the State of the University Address: 2005
Thank you, Jim. Those were stirring remarks. And thank you so much for your leadership, now for a second year, in our A-Day campus campaign.

Grant money sought for amenities at canal

Counties cheer student scores on ACT
Columbia County matched or exceeded the national average in each test of the 2004-05 ACT, including the composite score.

Scouts, hospitals connect cultures

Garbage service cutback trashed
Augusta Commission members balked Tuesday at reducing trash pickup services next year and will ask the county's haulers to bid on once-a-week and twice-a-week service under a proposed contract extension.

Counties cheer student scores on ACT

Rants and Raves
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Across Georgia

Fire kills Thomson man

Speed comes with a price
Traffic was moving more slowly than usual along portions of Bobby Jones Expressway on Monday after deputies ticketed speeders on four consecutive days last week.

Across the area
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking volunteers to help scour a rural area of Burke County off Farmers Bridge Road on Saturday, where the skeletal remains of Tiffany Elizabeth Nelson were found May 18, officials said.

Health agency wants old store
AIKEN - A building that once housed groceries might one day house one of Aiken County's largest health care providers.

Agency is under new leadership

Administrator presents plan for Evans Park
Columbia County is getting a new park - one right in the middle of the Evans Town Center.

Augusta State University president delivers address
Augusta State University is better off than President William A. Bloodworth Jr. has ever seen it, he said during his annual State of the University address today.

Strategy pays off in major way
Just when you thought he'd lost the secret to his own success, Phil Mickelson recovered his game and bolstered his legacy.

Strategy pays off in major way
Just when you thought he'd lost the secret to his own success, Phil Mickelson recovered his game and bolstered his legacy.

British churches divided over 'Da Vinci Code' filming
LONDON - Westminster Abbey said no, but Lincoln Cathedral was happy to oblige as was a small Scottish chapel.

British churches divided over 'Da Vinci Code' filming

British churches divided over 'Da Vinci Code' filming
LONDON - Westminster Abbey said no, but Lincoln Cathedral was happy to oblige as was a small Scottish chapel.

Rob Thomas hits the road for national tour
NEW YORK - Rob Thomas is going it alone, taking his best-selling solo act on the road.

Brubeck and Marsalis perform at jazz festival

Rob Thomas hits the road for national tour
NEW YORK - Rob Thomas is going it alone, taking his best-selling solo act on the road.

Brubeck and Marsalis perform at jazz festival
NEWPORT, R.I. - Dave Brubeck and Wynton Marsalis have often crossed paths over the years, but at this year's JVC Jazz Festival-Newport, the two jazz stars finally got a chance to perform together.

Rob Thomas hits the road for national tour

Brubeck and Marsalis perform at jazz festival
NEWPORT, R.I. - Dave Brubeck and Wynton Marsalis have often crossed paths over the years, but at this year's JVC Jazz Festival-Newport, the two jazz stars finally got a chance to perform together.

Roush's decision on Busch not final
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Car owner Jack Roush is still thinking about letting Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch out of the final year of his contract in 2006.

Atlanta vies for racing shrine
ATLANTA - Tourism officials revved their engines Tuesday, treating NASCAR executives to a helicopter tour and downtown rally in hopes of winning a stock car racing hall of fame that could mean millions of dollars to the area's economy.

Atlanta vies for racing shrine

Roush's decision on Busch not final
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Car owner Jack Roush is still thinking about letting Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch out of the final year of his contract in 2006.

Roush's decision on Busch not final

Atlanta vies for racing shrine
ATLANTA - Tourism officials revved their engines Tuesday, treating NASCAR executives to a helicopter tour and downtown rally in hopes of winning a stock car racing hall of fame that could mean millions of dollars to the area's economy.

Pacers waive Reggie Miller
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers waived the retired Reggie Miller on Monday, relieving them of a $6 million luxury tax liability for his contract that still has one year remaining.

Jaguars tip off against Paine
History will be made this season when Augusta State basketball coach Dip Metress takes his team to Paine College.

Jaguars tip off against Paine
History will be made this season when Augusta State basketball coach Dip Metress takes his team to Paine College.

Mora wants big-time receiver to emerge

Davis not expected to return until Aug. 26

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

Mr. Julius A. Ottinger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie H. Corley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie H. Corley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Ivory Hopkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mabel Stone    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Ivory Hopkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary S. Womack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, TN)

Mr. D.C. Wilson    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Julius A. Ottinger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Chloe Doby Little    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Wilder    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Mae Gordon    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Hildery Davis    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mr. Walter R. Schaffer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ada Louise Morgan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lizzie Warren    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bill Wilder    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Fred D. Key, Sr.    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Teresa Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Louis Derrick, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. L.N. Kennedy    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Williams    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Williams    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Ms. Mable E. Cash    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie L. Peaks    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ada Louise Morgan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Catherine Miles    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Rodrico Mance    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Fred D. Key, Sr.    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Teresa Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McMillin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Louis Derrick, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, TN)

Mr. Bobby Blackwell, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Ellen M. Register    (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen M. Register    (CONYERS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. L.N. Kennedy    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Walter R. Schaffer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Hildery Davis    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

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

Mrs. Annie Mae Gordon    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

SSG Gerald R. Sutton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin Lariscy, Sr.    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Ms. Rosita Sharon Alston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jimmie Taylor    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Williams    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Young    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. D.C. Wilson    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lizzie Warren    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary S. Womack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Cynthia Trejo-Dominguez    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Smith    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter R. Schaffer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmie Taylor    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Pardue    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. David Smith    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, Tenn.)

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

Mrs. Mary McMillin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Walter R. Schaffer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin Lariscy, Sr.    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mabel Stone    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

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

Cynthia Trejo-Dominguez    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Dr. Chloe Doby Little    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Williams    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Ms. Mable E. Cash    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

SSG Gerald R. Sutton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Rosita Sharon Alston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Young    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McMillin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Rodrico Mance    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Fannie L. Peaks    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Pardue    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Miles    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary McMillin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Blackwell, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Walter R. Schaffer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Hildery Davis (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman (NORWOOD, Ga.)

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

Mr. Louis Derrick, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. David Smith (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Grace Williams (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Wilder (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mabel Stone (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Ms. Rosita Sharon Alston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Teresa Gainey (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mable E. Cash (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary McMillin (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Miles (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. D.C. Wilson (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Blackwell, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert (KNOXVILLE, TN)

Mrs. Annie Mae Gordon (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmie Taylor (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin Lariscy, Sr. (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bennie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter R. Schaffer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Rodrico Mance (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Julius A. Ottinger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen M. Register (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Julia Albertson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Ivory Hopkins (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ada Louise Morgan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lizzie Warren (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Young (TENNILLE, Ga.)

SSG Gerald R. Sutton (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie L. Peaks (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Fred D. Key, Sr. (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Burton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. Chloe Doby Little (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Cynthia Trejo-Dominguez (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary McMillin (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Williams (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Pardue (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. L.N. Kennedy (THOMSON, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
USC Aiken has added two freshmen to its already talented lineup.

Overtime
In Greenville, S.C., right fielder Brian Horwitz extended his hitting streak to 24 games in a three-run first inning, and the Augusta GreenJackets went on to beat the Greenville Bombers 8-4 on Tuesday.

Overtime
In Greenville, S.C., right fielder Brian Horwitz extended his hitting streak to 24 games in a three-run first inning, and the Augusta GreenJackets went on to beat the Greenville Bombers 8-4 on Tuesday.

Overtime
USC Aiken has added two freshmen to its already talented lineup.

Mora wants big-time receiver to emerge
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - As far as the Atlanta Falcons are concerned, Terrell Owens can attend another preseason game at the Georgia Dome this week.

Mora wants big-time receiver to emerge
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - As far as the Atlanta Falcons are concerned, Terrell Owens can attend another preseason game at the Georgia Dome this week.

Davis not expected to return until Aug. 26
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Carolina Panthers running back Stephen Davis probably won't return to the team until at least the third game of the preseason, coach John Fox said Tuesday.

Davis not expected to return until Aug. 26
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Carolina Panthers running back Stephen Davis probably won't return to the team until at least the third game of the preseason, coach John Fox said Tuesday.

Strategy pays off in major way

Nielsen critics are persistent despite improved numbers

Clark and Seacrest will co-host New Year's Eve show
LOS ANGELES - Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest will co-host the 34th edition of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" live from New York's Times Square on Dec. 31.

ABC takes Peter Jennings' name off his broadcast
NEW YORK - Taking another step in its public grieving process, ABC News said Monday it was taking the late Peter Jennings' name off the broadcast he anchored for more than two decades.

Drop it like it's hot: casting a ballot for MTV's VMAs

ABC takes Peter Jennings' name off his broadcast
NEW YORK - Taking another step in its public grieving process, ABC News said Monday it was taking the late Peter Jennings' name off the broadcast he anchored for more than two decades.

Clark and Seacrest will co-host New Year's Eve show
LOS ANGELES - Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest will co-host the 34th edition of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" live from New York's Times Square on Dec. 31.

Nielsen critics are persistent despite improved numbers
NEW YORK - More than a year after a campaign was launched against Nielsen Media Research for fear that a new counting system would shortchange blacks, Nielsen says blacks are watching more television in all six cities that are using the new electronic meters.

ABC takes Peter Jennings' name off his broadcast

Nielsen critics are persistent despite improved numbers
NEW YORK - More than a year after a campaign was launched against Nielsen Media Research for fear that a new counting system would shortchange blacks, Nielsen says blacks are watching more television in all six cities that are using the new electronic meters.

Drop it like it's hot: casting a ballot for MTV's VMAs
NEW YORK - When MTV descends on Miami on Aug. 28 for the annual Video Music Awards, it will bring a seemingly endless lineup of rappers, rockers, teeny boppers and even Killers.

Drop it like it's hot: casting a ballot for MTV's VMAs
NEW YORK - When MTV descends on Miami on Aug. 28 for the annual Video Music Awards, it will bring a seemingly endless lineup of rappers, rockers, teeny boppers and even Killers.

Clark and Seacrest will co-host New Year's Eve show

The top five list

People in the News

Madonna injured in horse riding accident

Georgia's Milton moves to fullback
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia senior Tony Milton, who has started four games in his career at tailback, now is a full-time fullback and could win a starting job at his new position, coach Mark Richt announced Monday.

Georgia's Milton moves to fullback

Georgia's Milton moves to fullback
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia senior Tony Milton, who has started four games in his career at tailback, now is a full-time fullback and could win a starting job at his new position, coach Mark Richt announced Monday.

Xtreme calendar

Xtreme calendar
TOUCHDOWN: High school football season gets under way with these Georgia games: Glenn Hills at Josey, Westside at Richmond Academy, Jefferson County at Cross Creek and Harlem at Evans. In South Carolina: South Aiken takes on West Florence at home, while Midland Valley plays host to Allendale-Fairfax. Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Call the schools for ticket prices.

Xtreme calendar
TOUCHDOWN: High school football season gets under way with these Georgia games: Glenn Hills at Josey, Westside at Richmond Academy, Jefferson County at Cross Creek and Harlem at Evans. In South Carolina: South Aiken takes on West Florence at home, while Midland Valley plays host to Allendale-Fairfax. Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Call the schools for ticket prices.

2005-06 teen board revealed

2005-06 teen board revealed
When it comes to change, it's always best to get better, and Xtreme's done just that.

2005-06 teen board revealed
When it comes to change, it's always best to get better, and Xtreme's done just that.

Team has successful season in summer basketball

Recreation center news

Jamboree helps teams get ready

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New program targets Internet predators

Recycling centers

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

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North Augusta volleyball team seeks redemption

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