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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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:

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Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Galleries calendar

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Mariners hammer Royals, 11-5

Mariners hammer Royals, 11-5
SEATTLE - One of the Kansas City Royals has even had to change his evening plans.

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:

Mariners hammer Royals, 11-5
SEATTLE - One of the Kansas City Royals has even had to change his evening plans.

Braves bullpen falters as Dodgers win

Rookie paces Braves again
ATLANTA - What's the toughest thing Jeff Francoeur has gone through since being called up to the majors? Probably those beatings he takes in the dugout after every home run.

Rookie paces Braves again
ATLANTA - What's the toughest thing Jeff Francoeur has gone through since being called up to the majors? Probably those beatings he takes in the dugout after every home run.

Rookie paces Braves again

Braves struggle to find a finishing touch
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have been through this before: the late leads, the blown saves, the desperate struggle to strike a little ninth-inning fear.

Braves struggle to find a finishing touch

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 struggle to find a finishing touch
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have been through this before: the late leads, the blown saves, the desperate struggle to strike a little ninth-inning fear.

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.

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.

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.

Early action reins in worms
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Hackers unleashed new variants of a computer worm that attacks a vulnerability in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 2000 operating system, but infection rates appeared to be low and damage minor Wednesday.

Early action reins in worms
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Hackers unleashed new variants of a computer worm that attacks a vulnerability in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 2000 operating system, but infection rates appeared to be low and damage minor Wednesday.

Microsoft, Apple battle for patent

Two hotels coming to parkway
Developers are making room for more rooms on River Watch Parkway.

Early action reins in worms

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.

Two hotels coming to parkway
Developers are making room for more rooms on River Watch Parkway.

Two hotels coming to parkway

Leaders can do little to cut prices

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.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 17, 2005.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 18, 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.

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 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.

Jaguars tip off against Paine

Israel's risk for peace

Opposite of a virtue

Racism is dealt a blow
There may have been a dash of cynicism on the part of some Augusta commissioners who voted Tuesday to scrap the "gentlemen's agreement" that called for electing a mayor pro tem of the opposite race of the mayor. Even so, the commission should be applauded for doing the right thing.

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

Racism is dealt a blow

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.

A state of emergency
"Recent developments have convinced me this action is necessary - including violence directed at law-enforcement, damage to property and livestock, increased evidence of drug smuggling and an increase in the number of undocumented immigrants."

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

A state of emergency

A state of emergency
"Recent developments have convinced me this action is necessary - including violence directed at law-enforcement, damage to property and livestock, increased evidence of drug smuggling and an increase in the number of undocumented immigrants."

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.

Racism is dealt a blow
There may have been a dash of cynicism on the part of some Augusta commissioners who voted Tuesday to scrap the "gentlemen's agreement" that called for electing a mayor pro tem of the opposite race of the mayor. Even so, the commission should be applauded for doing the right thing.

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

People in the News
PHILADELPHIA - Rapper Cassidy can face a trial on a third-degree murder charge, but not first-degree murder, for allegedly taking part in an ambush that left one person dead, a judge ruled Tuesday.

What's For Lunch: Mary's Home Cooking
MARY'S HOME COOKINGADDRESS: 2306 Lumpkin Road

Spotted
Alicia Viernes (left) and Kacey Wheeler got gussied up for the Montgomery Gentry concert.

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.

Stuff to do
There's more to the cinematic experience than watching the movie. Entertainment reporter Steven Uhles checks out area theaters and reports on such factors as seat comfort, snacks, pricing and floor stickiness.

Report: Pierce Brosnan, life after James Bond
NEW YORK - A single, surprising phone call and it was over. That's how Pierce Brosnan says he learned that his services as James Bond would no longer be required.

Rating the theaters
The movie was great, but how about the theater?

Club calendar
Ready for a night out? Here's a sampling of entertainment specials this week at Augusta area nightclubs:

Tap into your inner swashbuckler in strategic 'Pirates'
Jimmy Buffett once lamented that he was a pirate 200 years too late.

Spotted
Alicia Viernes (left) and Kacey Wheeler got gussied up for the Montgomery Gentry concert.

Club calendar
Ready for a night out? Here's a sampling of entertainment specials this week at Augusta area nightclubs:

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.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

People in the News
PHILADELPHIA - Rapper Cassidy can face a trial on a third-degree murder charge, but not first-degree murder, for allegedly taking part in an ambush that left one person dead, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Chef leaves Bambu to open Cuizine
Bambu on Hickman, the restaurant in the Partridge Inn, shut down Saturday night after a four-year run.

The Liquid Life: Joe's Underground
MOST POPULAR MIXED DRINK: Todd's Special, $6.50. He won't say what's in it, but bartender, head cook and night manager Kenneth Holgate said the drink is "a tropical, kind of fruity drink that's not too sweet," that is popular with women. He said men prefer margaritas, which are $6.50, and Long Island iced teas, which are $7.50.

What's For Lunch: Mary's Home Cooking
MARY'S HOME COOKINGADDRESS: 2306 Lumpkin Road

Chef leaves Bambu to open Cuizine
Bambu on Hickman, the restaurant in the Partridge Inn, shut down Saturday night after a four-year run.

The Liquid Life: Joe's Underground
MOST POPULAR MIXED DRINK: Todd's Special, $6.50. He won't say what's in it, but bartender, head cook and night manager Kenneth Holgate said the drink is "a tropical, kind of fruity drink that's not too sweet," that is popular with women. He said men prefer margaritas, which are $6.50, and Long Island iced teas, which are $7.50.

Tap into your inner swashbuckler in strategic 'Pirates'
Jimmy Buffett once lamented that he was a pirate 200 years too late.

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.

Stuff to do
There's more to the cinematic experience than watching the movie. Entertainment reporter Steven Uhles checks out area theaters and reports on such factors as seat comfort, snacks, pricing and floor stickiness.

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.

Rating the theaters
The movie was great, but how about the theater?

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
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

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
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.

Consumers to feel pinch of natural gas price surge

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.

Blueberry-time muffin is rich in flavor

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

Salmon with almond pesto, a great summer dish

Small bites

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.

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."

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.

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.

Reis on the move again for Tech's defense

Henderson is eager to prove himself

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:

Taylor back to defend at Reno

Taylor back to defend at Reno
RENO, Nev. - Vaughn Taylor isn't a household name but the defending champion of the Reno-Tahoe Open was a star at the local Boys and Girls Club on Tuesday when he stopped in for a pep talk between practice rounds.

Taylor back to defend at Reno
RENO, Nev. - Vaughn Taylor isn't a household name but the defending champion of the Reno-Tahoe Open was a star at the local Boys and Girls Club on Tuesday when he stopped in for a pep talk between practice rounds.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Infielder gets fresh start, playing time in Augusta

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

Former pastor sentenced for molestation
A former church pastor caught videotaping under the skirt of a teenage girl at Augusta Mall last summer pleaded guilty today.

Georgia pauses, prays to honor its fallen, those serving
ATLANTA - With his son in Iraq, Robert Stokely had planned for weeks to attend Thursday's Capitol prayer service for the state's troops, but he didn't want to be there as an honorary guest, sitting in the front row.

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

Show national anthem due respect
Ever since I was mortified by Jose Feliciano's rendition of our national anthem way back in the 1960s, I have been constantly bombarded by similar renditions that, in my opinion, severely diminish the solemnity and stature of our nation's heartbeat.Clint Smith, 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

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.

Tax approach to library is wrong
Upon what data was a new library added to the tax base? What are the unmet use/demand figures? Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Father Bob stories were short on facts

Father Bob stories were short on facts
I am a member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. I say this to show that I am biased in my opinion for the Rev. Bob Cushing, much like the Augusta media seem biased against him. Reggie Bright, Evans

Lame-duck Bush is a bad president

Tax approach to library is wrong

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

Tax approach to library is wrong
Upon what data was a new library added to the tax base? What are the unmet use/demand figures? Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Show national anthem due respect

Editorial patronized grieving mother
Cindy Sheehan deserves better. I am appalled at the condescending attitude you displayed toward this grieving mother and her quest for answers from President Bush ("To a grieving mother," Aug. 10). Claire Shannon, Augusta

Father Bob stories were short on facts
I am a member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. I say this to show that I am biased in my opinion for the Rev. Bob Cushing, much like the Augusta media seem biased against him. Reggie Bright, Evans

Show national anthem due respect
Ever since I was mortified by Jose Feliciano's rendition of our national anthem way back in the 1960s, I have been constantly bombarded by similar renditions that, in my opinion, severely diminish the solemnity and stature of our nation's heartbeat.Clint Smith, 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.

Government urges delay in ".xxx" domain

Windows worm spreads quickly across the Web

Living Briefs

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.

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.

Windows worm spreads quickly across the Web
SAN FRANCISCO - Several new variants of a computer worm emerged Wednesday to attack corporate networks running the Windows 2000 operating system, just a week after Microsoft Corp. warned of the security flaw.

Windows worm spreads quickly across the Web
SAN FRANCISCO - Several new variants of a computer worm emerged Wednesday to attack corporate networks running the Windows 2000 operating system, just a week after Microsoft Corp. warned of the security flaw.

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.

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.

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.

Agency is under new leadership

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.

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.

Williams will hear sentence Sept. 15
A Sept. 15 sentencing date has been set for former state Rep. Robin Williams and those convicted with him in federal court this summer.

Dehydration is focus of MCG study
For big men over 300 pounds, Levert Goodwin and Philip Jackson seem to move easily through the heat of the afternoon football practice on the field behind Lucy C. Laney Comprehensive High School.

Tax plan reaches $160 million
It's not signed, sealed and delivered, but a $160 million local sales tax package is on its way to becoming a resolution with a slightly smaller judicial center, less jail space, fewer public works projects and nothing for the arts.

Leader cheers Augusta States's success

Judge OKs Graniteville wreck settlement
AIKEN - A federal judge on Wednesday approved a financial settlement between Norfolk Southern railroad and people evacuated after the Graniteville disaster, an agreement that lawyers for both sides praised for its swift completion and fairness.

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.

Stores' arrival provide hope for more revenue
It's just a theory, but Leanne Deloach believes she might have an answer to why the increase in Columbia County's sales tax revenue seems to have leveled off recently.

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.

Remains lead to new search
When Tiffany Elizabeth Nelson's remains were found in May in rural Burke County, a decade-old cold case was revived.

Text of the State of the University Address: 2005

Nuwaubian manor goes up for auction

Corrections

Judge OKs Graniteville wreck settlement

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.

Kid of the Day

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

Dog chews baby's foot; mom charged

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.

Dehydration is focus of MCG study

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.

Correction

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

Lightning knocks out 3 call boxes
Lightning strikes have taken out some of the emergency call boxes at Augusta State University.

Administrator presents plan for Evans Park

Dog chews baby's foot; mom charged
An Augusta mother has been arrested after her 2-month-old daughter's right foot was chewed by a puppy and had to be amputated, officials said Wednesday.

Across the area

Indigent care funding changes lower surplus
A last-minute rule change on indigent care funds and some other adjustments took $5.1 million from the company that runs Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics, lowering its year-end surplus to $17.6 million, officials said.

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Kameron McKenzie Smith is today's Kid of the Day.

August in Augusta means hotter days

Nuwaubian manor goes up for auction
ATHENS, Ga. - The mansion's rank odor is as foul as the unspeakable deeds done there when occupied by a religious sect leader now serving a 137-year prison sentence on federal child molestation and racketeering charges.

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.

Gas tax revenue passes estimate
ATLANTA - Cities could see some extra money next year from the state to help with road and bridge improvements, transportation officials said Wednesday.

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.

Bond deal plans begin
AIKEN - Long after most of the public left Tuesday night, the Aiken County Council instigated a $36.3 million bond deal that will benefit private developers who are jump-starting commercial and residential development in rural parts of the county.

Remains lead to new search

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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.

Diamond in the rough
Freshman Quinton Heath uses a shovel to clear the overgrown infield on the baseball field at Paine College. People were getting the field ready for play Wednesday.

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Across Georgia
COVINGTON - A man accused of bludgeoning his wife to death with a sledgehammer last year might be found mentally incompetent to stand trial.

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.

Across South Carolina
PARRIS ISLAND - A hearing officer has recommended that a charge of negligent homicide against a Marine swim instructor be referred for a general court-martial, a Marine Corps spokesman said Wednesday.

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.

Across the area
Two North Augusta Irish Travelers pleaded guilty to insurance fraud this 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.

Correction
- A Wednesday story on ACT scores in area high schools contained an error. Georgia colleges and universities generally accept either the SAT or the ACT entrance exam for admission.

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

Dehydration is focus of MCG study
For big men over 300 pounds, Levert Goodwin and Philip Jackson seem to move easily through the heat of the afternoon football practice on the field behind Lucy C. Laney Comprehensive High School.

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.

Georgia pauses, prays to honor its fallen, those serving
ATLANTA - With his son in Iraq, Robert Stokely had planned for weeks to attend Thursday's Capitol prayer service for the state's troops, but he didn't want to be there as an honorary guest, sitting in the front row.

Fire kills Thomson man

Former pastor sentenced for molestation
A former church pastor caught videotaping under the skirt of a teenage girl at Augusta Mall last summer pleaded guilty today.

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Remains lead to new search
When Tiffany Elizabeth Nelson's remains were found in May in rural Burke County, a decade-old cold case was revived.

Health agency wants old store

Dog chews baby's foot; mom charged
An Augusta mother has been arrested after her 2-month-old daughter's right foot was chewed by a puppy and had to be amputated, officials said Wednesday.

Husband's cries save wife from fatal fire
THOMSON - Barbara Ann Moss said her husband woke her one last time Wednesday morning.

Stores' arrival provide hope for more revenue
It's just a theory, but Leanne Deloach believes she might have an answer to why the increase in Columbia County's sales tax revenue seems to have leveled off recently.

Counties cheer student scores on ACT

Indigent care funding changes lower surplus
A last-minute rule change on indigent care funds and some other adjustments took $5.1 million from the company that runs Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics, lowering its year-end surplus to $17.6 million, officials said.

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day
Kameron McKenzie Smith is today's Kid of the Day.

Hicks takes command at Augusta Prep

Nuwaubian manor goes up for auction
ATHENS, Ga. - The mansion's rank odor is as foul as the unspeakable deeds done there when occupied by a religious sect leader now serving a 137-year prison sentence on federal child molestation and racketeering charges.

Across South Carolina

Tax plan reaches $160 million
It's not signed, sealed and delivered, but a $160 million local sales tax package is on its way to becoming a resolution with a slightly smaller judicial center, less jail space, fewer public works projects and nothing for the arts.

Garbage service cutback trashed

Husband's cries save wife from fatal fire
THOMSON - Barbara Ann Moss said her husband woke her one last time Wednesday morning.

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.

Judge OKs Graniteville wreck settlement
AIKEN - A federal judge on Wednesday approved a financial settlement between Norfolk Southern railroad and people evacuated after the Graniteville disaster, an agreement that lawyers for both sides praised for its swift completion and fairness.

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.

Bond deal plans begin
AIKEN - Long after most of the public left Tuesday night, the Aiken County Council instigated a $36.3 million bond deal that will benefit private developers who are jump-starting commercial and residential development in rural parts of the county.

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

Diamond in the rough
Freshman Quinton Heath uses a shovel to clear the overgrown infield on the baseball field at Paine College. People were getting the field ready for play Wednesday.

Bond deal plans begin

Across South Carolina
PARRIS ISLAND - A hearing officer has recommended that a charge of negligent homicide against a Marine swim instructor be referred for a general court-martial, a Marine Corps spokesman said Wednesday.

Indigent care funding changes lower surplus

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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.

Across the area
Two North Augusta Irish Travelers pleaded guilty to insurance fraud this week.

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.

Husband's cries save wife from fatal fire

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

Correction
- A Wednesday story on ACT scores in area high schools contained an error. Georgia colleges and universities generally accept either the SAT or the ACT entrance exam for admission.

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.

Across the area

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

Former pastor sentenced for molestation

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Stores' arrival provide hope for more revenue

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.

Tax plan reaches $160 million

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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.

Georgia pauses, prays to honor its fallen, those serving

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.

Diamond in the rough

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.

Charges dropped for shop manager
A Richmond County Chief Magistrate Court judge has dismissed two charges against the former manager of an Augusta pornography shop arrested when he opened the store in an act of civil disobedience three years ago.

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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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.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

Mini reviews

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in DVD and video releases this week and a calendar of what's coming:

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.

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in DVD and video releases this week and a calendar of what's coming:

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.

Character, mood are both stars of 'Sin City'
Graphic in its content and execution, Sin City is a film that reminds audiences that the magic of cinema is its ability to make anything possible.

British churches divided over 'Da Vinci Code' filming

New home-video releases

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

Character, mood are both stars of 'Sin City'
Graphic in its content and execution, Sin City is a film that reminds audiences that the magic of cinema is its ability to make anything possible.

Character, mood are both stars of 'Sin City'

Concert calendar
MINT CONDITION AND RENE (OF RENE AND ANGELA): 8 p.m. Saturday, Bell Auditorium; $30; reserved seating

Sonic Spotlight

Fiona Apple's newest album nears release

Hot ticket
Green DayWHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday, with Jimmy Eat World

Eminem being treated for exhaustion

Ballads, personal songs drive Andy Griggs' music
There are many songs Andy Griggs has written that his fans have heard, but there also are some about his late brother that might always be just for himself.

Ballads, personal songs drive Andy Griggs' music

Sonic Spotlight
This week's Sonic Spotlight is Winn Crenshaw.

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.

Concert calendar
MINT CONDITION AND RENE (OF RENE AND ANGELA): 8 p.m. Saturday, Bell Auditorium; $30; reserved seating

Eminem being treated for exhaustion
NEW YORK - Eminem, who last week wrapped up his nationwide "Anger Management" tour, has canceled his European tour, citing exhaustion and other medical issues, his record label said Tuesday.

Musician's love of film influences his skills as songwriter
Christian artist Carman is a musician, but one who likes music revved up and charged with drama.

Sonic Spotlight
This week's Sonic Spotlight is Winn Crenshaw.

Eminem being treated for exhaustion
NEW YORK - Eminem, who last week wrapped up his nationwide "Anger Management" tour, has canceled his European tour, citing exhaustion and other medical issues, his record label said Tuesday.

Musician's love of film influences his skills as songwriter
Christian artist Carman is a musician, but one who likes music revved up and charged with drama.

Fiona Apple's newest album nears release
SAN FRANCISCO - Fiona Apple is ending her long hiatus from the business of making music.

Musician's love of film influences his skills as songwriter

Hot ticket
Green Day WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday, with Jimmy Eat World

Help pick top singer-songwriter
From dancey to dramatic, Sunday-morning quiet to Friday-night loud, this year's crop of contestants in The Augusta Chronicle's Singer-Songwriter contest runs the gamut. Each has offered his or her time, effort and talent in the hopes of securing a spot in the finals taking place at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival.

Ballads, personal songs drive Andy Griggs' music
There are many songs Andy Griggs has written that his fans have heard, but there also are some about his late brother that might always be just for himself.

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.

Brubeck and Marsalis perform at jazz festival

Hot ticket

Concert calendar

Fiona Apple's newest album nears release
SAN FRANCISCO - Fiona Apple is ending her long hiatus from the business of making music.

Gameplan failed during '04 Chase
The plan seemed solid. No one could fault Jimmie Johnson and his race team for how they prepared for the Chase for the Nextel Cup a year ago.

Racing newsmaker: Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch (above) has been driving in NASCAR's national touring series since he was 16 years old. Now 20, he's the youngest regular driver on the Nextel Cup circuit.

Busch's actions draw ire of league

Atlanta vies for racing shrine

Racing newsmaker: Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch (above) has been driving in NASCAR's national touring series since he was 16 years old. Now 20, he's the youngest regular driver on the Nextel Cup circuit.

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.

Busch's actions draw ire of league
Kyle Busch's post-race demolition derby with Anthony Lazzaro on Sunday at Watkins Glen International cost the Nextel Cup rookie $10,000 and landed him on probation for the rest of the season.

Gameplan failed during '04 Chase

Busch's actions draw ire of league
Kyle Busch's post-race demolition derby with Anthony Lazzaro on Sunday at Watkins Glen International cost the Nextel Cup rookie $10,000 and landed him on probation for the rest of the season.

Racing newsmaker: Kyle Busch

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.

Gameplan failed during '04 Chase
The plan seemed solid. No one could fault Jimmie Johnson and his race team for how they prepared for the Chase for the Nextel Cup a year ago.

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

NCAA purchases NIT, ends legal fight
NEW YORK - The NCAA owns college basketball's postseason. Really.

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

Davis not expected to return until Aug. 26

Brady Smith closer to return from surgery

Owens returns to camp after week hiatus

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

Ms. Soledad Taitague    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, Tenn.)

Mrs. Mabel Stone    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

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

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary McMillin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, TN)

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

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

Rev. Ivory Hopkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Teresa Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McMillin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Bill Wilder    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie H. Corley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Annie Mae Gordon    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mattie Lou Cross    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Wilder    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. C. Morgan Bussey    (MODOC, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rebecca A. Patrick    (PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd M. Wood    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Warren    (STILLMORE, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie H. Corley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dartha Chapman    (SALUDA, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Reginald Bussey    (NEWARK, N.J.)

Mrs. Barbara Young    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Warren    (STILLMORE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Alice S. Walden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Soledad Taitague    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Rev. Ivory Hopkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Pardue    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mabel Stone    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Rebecca A. Patrick    (PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lizzie Warren    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, TN)

Cynthia Trejo-Dominguez    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Teresa Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Pardue    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Annie Mae Gordon    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. C. Morgan Bussey    (MODOC, S.C.)

Mr. Clifford Miles    (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Miles    (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lou Cross    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Gertrude Patton    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd M. Wood    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice S. Walden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Charles D. Blackstock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Young    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dartha Chapman    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lizzie Warren    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Cynthia Trejo-Dominguez    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Reginald Bussey    (NEWARK, N.J.)

Mr. David Smith    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. David Smith    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Charles D. Blackstock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Gertrude Patton    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McMillin (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Patton (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. C. Morgan Bussey (MODOC, S.C.)

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

Mr. Joe Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Pamela Freeman (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Wilder (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Julia Albertson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Coleman (THOMSON, Ga.)

Cynthia Trejo-Dominguez (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Rebecca A. Patrick (PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Warren (STILLMORE, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles D. Blackstock (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lizzie Warren (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Christopher Alton Prior (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Soledad Taitague (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dartha Chapman (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Christopher Alton Prior (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. Floyd M. Wood (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clifford Miles (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. Scott D. Johnson (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Young (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Teresa Gainey (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert (KNOXVILLE, TN)

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

Ms. Mattie Lou Cross (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Alice S. Walden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Reginald Bussey (NEWARK, N.J.)

Mrs. Annie Mae Gordon (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Cyclists return to Augusta

Overtime

Overtime

Area Announcements

Overtime
In Greenville, S.C., Kyle Jackson pitched four strong innings of relief as the Bombers shut down Brian Horwitz and the Augusta GreenJackets, 6-2, Wednesday night at Municipal Stadium.

Area Announcements
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Overtime
In Greenville, S.C., Kyle Jackson pitched four strong innings of relief as the Bombers shut down Brian Horwitz and the Augusta GreenJackets, 6-2, Wednesday night at Municipal Stadium.

ABC and ESPN to broadcast World Cup
BRISTOL, Conn. - ABC and ESPN will broadcast their fourth straight World Cup next year and will televise all 64 games in high definition.

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.

Area 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.

Cyclists return to Augusta
Augusta will look a little like the Tour de France this weekend as more than 350 bicycle riders compete in the Augusta Cyclismo, the fifth race in the Georgia Cup Series.

Cyclists return to Augusta
Augusta will look a little like the Tour de France this weekend as more than 350 bicycle riders compete in the Augusta Cyclismo, the fifth race in the Georgia Cup Series.

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.

Brady Smith closer to return from surgery
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When Atlanta Falcons defensive line coach Bill Johnson heard Brady Smith was to have neck surgery last month, he didn't know when - or if - he would have the veteran starter back.

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.

Owens returns to camp after week hiatus
PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens returned to practice with the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, one week after he was dismissed from camp following a heated dispute with coach Andy Reid.

Brady Smith closer to return from surgery
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When Atlanta Falcons defensive line coach Bill Johnson heard Brady Smith was to have neck surgery last month, he didn't know when - or if - he would have the veteran starter back.

Owens returns to camp after week hiatus
PHILADELPHIA - Terrell Owens returned to practice with the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, one week after he was dismissed from camp following a heated dispute with coach Andy Reid.

Patrick Davis puts some rocking into his country

Patrick Davis puts some rocking into his country
Life on the road can be tough for singer/songwriter Patrick Davis. Or maybe that's what the 28-year-old entertainer, reared in Camden, S.C., would like for you to think.

Patrick Davis puts some rocking into his country
Life on the road can be tough for singer/songwriter Patrick Davis. Or maybe that's what the 28-year-old entertainer, reared in Camden, S.C., would like for you to think.

Things to do
GEORGIA GOLF HALL OF FAME'S BOTANICAL GARDENS

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge results for the week of Aug. 8-14

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

Events
There will be a fibromyalgia and chronic pain support group meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Richmond County Health Department, 950 Laney-Walker Blvd. The guest speaker is Judy Hardy, of the Social Security Administration. The meeting is free. Call 790-7774.

Miss Outstanding Teen honors veterans
Samantha Osteen is using her crown to say "thank you" to veterans for their service and sacrifice.

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

Cookbook serves up tradition, history
The Junior League of Augusta will celebrate the release of its new cookbook, Par 3 Tea-Time at the Masters, with a debut party Thursday, Sept. 1.

Event will welcome newcomers to Augusta area
More than 70 businesses and organizations are expected to be a part of this year's Putting U in Aug_sta newcomers event at Fort Gordon.

Events
There will be a fibromyalgia and chronic pain support group meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Richmond County Health Department, 950 Laney-Walker Blvd. The guest speaker is Judy Hardy, of the Social Security Administration. The meeting is free. Call 790-7774.

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge results for the week of Aug. 8-14

Across the river
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

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

Library events
MAIN LIBRARY BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM: 10 a.m. today; with Kim Cooper, Children's Services

Baton-twirling helps girls in other areas of life
Sixteen girls twirled away another successful season.

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.

Seniors' prescription coverage expanded
The federal government soon will offer relief to senior citizens who often are torn between paying for their prescription drugs or paying the light bill.

Across the river
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

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

This week
Fibromylalgia and chronic pain support meeting: 10-11:30 a.m. today; Richmond County Health Department, 950 Laney Walker Blvd.; guest speaker Judy Hardy. of the Social Security Administration; free; 790-7774

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.

Support groups
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

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

Seniors' prescription coverage expanded
The federal government soon will offer relief to senior citizens who often are torn between paying for their prescription drugs or paying the light bill.

Event will welcome newcomers to Augusta area
More than 70 businesses and organizations are expected to be a part of this year's Putting U in Aug_sta newcomers event at Fort Gordon.

School menus
TODAY: Sausage roll, fruit or juice and milk *Chicken biscuit and hash browns

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

Library events
MAIN LIBRARYBACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM: 10 a.m. today; with Kim Cooper, Children's Services

This week
Fibromylalgia and chronic pain support meeting: 10-11:30 a.m. today; Richmond County Health Department, 950 Laney Walker Blvd.; guest speaker Judy Hardy. of the Social Security Administration; free; 790-7774

Things to do
GEORGIA GOLF HALL OF FAME'S BOTANICAL GARDENS

Furnishings are restored to historic house
After more than a century, some pieces of furniture have found their way back to the Lamar House.

For the record
Court sentencings, paroles, and marriage applications.

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

Giving hope to many
Anthony Johnson (left), the regional business manager for OMI Inc., presents a $1,000 check to Dr. Gerald Carrier, the executive director of Hope House Inc., and Judy Avrett, the development director.

For the record
Court sentencings, paroles, and marriage applications.

Giving hope to many
Anthony Johnson (left), the regional business manager for OMI Inc., presents a $1,000 check to Dr. Gerald Carrier, the executive director of Hope House Inc., and Judy Avrett, the development director.

Charitable work is part of order's history
Setting the stage for a charitable organization, six theater owners came together to form the Fraternal Order of Eagles, now celebrating its 100th year of giving in the Augusta area.

There are no outsiders in this community
Rich Slaby, the president of Country Club Hills Neighborhood Association, is busy.

Support groups
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Charitable work is part of order's history
Setting the stage for a charitable organization, six theater owners came together to form the Fraternal Order of Eagles, now celebrating its 100th year of giving in the Augusta area.

Furnishings are restored to historic house
After more than a century, some pieces of furniture have found their way back to the Lamar House.

Milestones
Renee Morrow, of Augusta, has received a $1,000 Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship.

Miss Outstanding Teen honors veterans
Samantha Osteen is using her crown to say "thank you" to veterans for their service and sacrifice.

There are no outsiders in this community
Rich Slaby, the president of Country Club Hills Neighborhood Association, is busy.

For the record

Scout leader is leaving council

Event will welcome newcomers to Augusta area

Things to do

Charitable work is part of order's history

Giving hope to many

Seniors' prescription coverage expanded

Support groups

Events

Furnishings are restored to historic house

Across the river

This week

Jazz band is forced to improvise at concert

Miss Outstanding Teen honors veterans

Library events

Reunions

There are no outsiders in this community

CSRA Bridge results

Pet of the week

Strategy pays off in major way

Regional dialects of English can add personality to film

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.

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

Nielsen critics are persistent despite improved numbers

People in the News

Spotted

The top five list

Stuff to do

Rating the theaters

Tap into your inner swashbuckler in strategic 'Pirates'

People in the News

The Liquid Life: Joe's Underground

Madonna injured in horse riding accident

What's For Lunch: Mary's Home Cooking

Club calendar

Chef leaves Bambu to open Cuizine

Receivers have to make Dogs' passing game shine
ATHENS, Ga. - The answer to an obvious strategy question could determine Georgia's success in 2005:

Receivers have to make Dogs' passing game shine
ATHENS, Ga. - The answer to an obvious strategy question could determine Georgia's success in 2005:

Lumpkin returns to backfield

Lumpkin returns to backfield
ATHENS, Ga. - Kregg Lumpkin's return this season from a knee injury is so eagerly anticipated that the morning show on Athens radio station '960 The Ref' is giving away a year's worth of Chick-fil-A combo meals (one per week) to the listener that produces the catchiest nickname for what could be a loaded Georgia backfield.

Lumpkin returns to backfield
ATHENS, Ga. - Kregg Lumpkin's return this season from a knee injury is so eagerly anticipated that the morning show on Athens radio station '960 The Ref' is giving away a year's worth of Chick-fil-A combo meals (one per week) to the listener that produces the catchiest nickname for what could be a loaded Georgia backfield.

Receivers have to make Dogs' passing game shine

Regional dialects of English can add personality to film
Sometimes it's hard to believe a movie was written in English.

Regional dialects of English can add personality to film
Sometimes it's hard to believe a movie was written in English.

Reunions

This week

New program targets Internet predators

Events

Jamboree helps teams get ready

Recycling centers

North Augusta volleyball team seeks redemption

Team has successful season in summer basketball

Around the block

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Recreation center news

Adult literacy sites