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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Applause cover

Applause cover

Applause cover

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.

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
SEATTLE - One of the Kansas City Royals has even had to change his evening plans.

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

Mariners hammer Royals, 11-5

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:

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 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.

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.

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.

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
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.

Rookie paces Braves again

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.

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.

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.

Two hotels coming to parkway

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

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 18, 2005.

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.

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

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

Opposite of a virtue

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.

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."

A state of emergency

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

Israel's risk for peace

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
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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
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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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
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.

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

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.

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.

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
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
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 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.

Small bites

Blue-burgers: subtle flavor and health benefits

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.

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.

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.

Taylor back to defend at Reno

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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
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.

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

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

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

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

Tax approach to library is wrong

Father Bob stories were short on facts

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

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

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.

Living Briefs

Government urges delay in ".xxx" domain

Windows worm spreads quickly across the Web

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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
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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Health agency wants old store

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
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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 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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina

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

Fire kills Thomson man

Bond deal plans begin

News you can use

August in Augusta means hotter days

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.

Hicks takes command at Augusta Prep

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.

Corrections

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.

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.

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.

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

Counties cheer student scores on ACT

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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
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.

Tax plan reaches $160 million

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

Husband's cries save wife from fatal fire

Across the area

Former pastor sentenced for molestation

Stores' arrival provide hope for more revenue

Georgia pauses, prays to honor its fallen, those serving

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.

Diamond in the rough

News you can use

Across Georgia

Indigent care funding changes lower surplus

Remains lead to new search

Administrator presents plan for Evans Park

Correction

Agency is under new leadership

Dehydration is focus of MCG study

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

Dog chews baby's foot; mom charged

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Judge OKs Graniteville wreck settlement

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.

Nuwaubian manor goes up for auction

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.

Garbage service cutback trashed

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Text of the State of the University Address: 2005

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.

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.

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

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.

New home-video releases

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.

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.

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:

Mini reviews

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'

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

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.

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:

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.

Ballads, personal songs drive Andy Griggs' music

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.

Musician's love of film influences his skills as songwriter

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

Sonic Spotlight

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

Hot ticket

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

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.

Eminem being treated for exhaustion

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.

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.

Concert calendar

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

Fiona Apple's newest album nears release

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Atlanta vies for racing shrine

Busch's actions draw ire of league

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Brady Smith closer to return from surgery

Owens returns to camp after week hiatus

Davis not expected to return until Aug. 26

Mr. Charles Pardue    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Teresa Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Cynthia Trejo-Dominguez    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, Tenn.)

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

Rev. Ivory Hopkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Soledad Taitague    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Floyd M. Wood    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Floyd M. Wood    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Mary McMillin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, TN)

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

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. C. Morgan Bussey    (MODOC, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary McMillin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Miles    (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Mattie Lou Cross    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. David Smith    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lizzie Warren    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Young    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Ivory Hopkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Michael Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Dartha Chapman    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Reginald Bussey    (NEWARK, N.J.)

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Wilder    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dartha Chapman    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lizzie Warren    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Reginald Bussey    (NEWARK, N.J.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Cynthia Trejo-Dominguez    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Mae Gordon    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie H. Corley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mabel Stone    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Young    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Smith    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Soledad Taitague    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Mae Gordon    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Charles Pardue    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, TN)

Mrs. Mabel Stone    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. C. Morgan Bussey    (MODOC, S.C.)

Mr. Bill Wilder    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Miles    (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mattie Lou Cross    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie H. Corley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Teresa Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Mary McMillin (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Annie Mae Gordon (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Young (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Bill Wilder (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Lizzie Warren (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Pamela Freeman (NORWOOD, Ga.)

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

Christopher Alton Prior (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. Michael Coleman (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lou Cross (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert (KNOXVILLE, TN)

Ms. Soledad Taitague (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clifford Miles (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

Cynthia Trejo-Dominguez (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Teresa Gainey (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Cyclists return to Augusta

Overtime

Overtime

Area Announcements

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., 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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

For the record

Support groups

Across the river

Reunions

CSRA Bridge results

Giving hope to many

There are no outsiders in this community

Library events

Furnishings are restored to historic house

Events

Scout leader is leaving council

Charitable work is part of order's history

Event will welcome newcomers to Augusta area

Pet of the week

Jazz band is forced to improvise at concert

This week

Seniors' prescription coverage expanded

Miss Outstanding Teen honors veterans

Things to do

Strategy pays off in major way

Regional dialects of English can add personality to film

Nielsen critics are persistent despite improved numbers

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.

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

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.

Madonna injured in horse riding accident

Chef leaves Bambu to open Cuizine

People in the News

Club calendar

Stuff to do

What's For Lunch: Mary's Home Cooking

The top five list

The Liquid Life: Joe's Underground

People in the News

Rating the theaters

Tap into your inner swashbuckler in strategic 'Pirates'

Spotted

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
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.

Lumpkin returns to backfield

Receivers have to make Dogs' passing game shine

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

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.

Events

Team has successful season in summer basketball

Recreation center news

New program targets Internet predators

Around the block

Recycling centers

North Augusta volleyball team seeks redemption

Jamboree helps teams get ready

This week

Reunions

Adult literacy sites

Aiken County Detention Center bookings