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Mariners hammer Royals, 11-5

Royals stagger on losing streak with no end

Royals stagger on losing streak with no end
SEATTLE - A psychologist might call it a simple case of denial. The Kansas City Royals, however, cannot escape the harsh, unmistakable facts: They are on a losing streak with seemingly no end.

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.

Royals stagger on losing streak with no end
SEATTLE - A psychologist might call it a simple case of denial. The Kansas City Royals, however, cannot escape the harsh, unmistakable facts: They are on a losing streak with seemingly no end.

Dreams can come true; they can happen to you

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
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 closure
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 closure

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.

Atlanta blasted by L.A.

Braves struggle to find closure
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.

Atlanta blasted by L.A.
ATLANTA - John Thomson wasn't overly pleased with what he did over the weekend in his first start in nearly three months.

Rookie paces Braves again

Atlanta blasted by L.A.
ATLANTA - John Thomson wasn't overly pleased with what he did over the weekend in his first start in nearly three months.

Braves struggle to find a finishing touch

Interim president keeps Augusta's chamber steady

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

Interim president keeps Augusta's chamber steady
As a military brat, Daphne Jones grew up learning how to adapt. It's a skill that has served her well as a member of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce staff.

Interim president keeps Augusta's chamber steady
As a military brat, Daphne Jones grew up learning how to adapt. It's a skill that has served her well as a member of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce staff.

Lawsuit ruling is overthrown
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a $1 billion judgment against State Farm Insurance Co. in a class-action lawsuit alleging the company used substandard parts to repair damaged cars.

Duo to open new Firehouse location

Two hotels coming to 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.

Early action reins in worms

Duo to open new Firehouse location
Firehouses continue to spring up in the Aiken-Augusta area, but they aren't answering emergencies. Unless hunger pangs count.

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

Lawsuit ruling is overthrown
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a $1 billion judgment against State Farm Insurance Co. in a class-action lawsuit alleging the company used substandard parts to repair damaged cars.

Lawsuit ruling is overthrown

Mixed reports keep investors indecisive
NEW YORK - Wall Street struggled through an indecisive session Thursday, finishing mixed as investors grappled with higher energy costs, the prospect of declining earnings growth and a slower economy.

Duo to open new Firehouse location
Firehouses continue to spring up in the Aiken-Augusta area, but they aren't answering emergencies. Unless hunger pangs count.

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Editorial cartoon published on August 19, 2005.

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Editorial cartoon published on August 18, 2005.

Simon returns with big expectations
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer ranks Kevin Simon as one of the most dominant players to ever suit up for the Volunteers - when the linebacker has been healthy.

Simon returns with big expectations

Simon returns with big expectations
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer ranks Kevin Simon as one of the most dominant players to ever suit up for the Volunteers - when the linebacker has been healthy.

A state of emergency

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.

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."

Worse than Watergate?

Racism is dealt a blow

Trashed
They don't listen to experts. They don't listen to citizens. They don't even listen to each other.

Worse than Watergate?
The 9-11 Commission - which was supposed to get to the bottom of what the United States could or should have done, if anything, to deter those deadly 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon - is now itself suspected of a cover-up.

Trashed
They don't listen to experts. They don't listen to citizens. They don't even listen to each other.

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."

Trashed

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.

Worse than Watergate?
The 9-11 Commission - which was supposed to get to the bottom of what the United States could or should have done, if anything, to deter those deadly 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon - is now itself suspected of a cover-up.

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

Celibate Celebs: They're not what they used to be
NEW YORK - Britney Spears was 18 when she lost it. So was Marcia Cross from "Desperate Housewives." Ozzy Osbourne was 14. His daughter, Kelly, was 16. Gary Coleman? Well, he might still have it.

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

Celibate Celebs: They're not what they used to be
NEW YORK - Britney Spears was 18 when she lost it. So was Marcia Cross from "Desperate Housewives." Ozzy Osbourne was 14. His daughter, Kelly, was 16. Gary Coleman? Well, he might still have it.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Jude Law and Sienna Miller spotted together
NEW YORK - If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jude Law has said a lot lately.

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.

Jude Law and Sienna Miller spotted together
NEW YORK - If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jude Law has said a lot lately.

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 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.

Rates on 30-year mortgages decline
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages declined this week after posting increases for six consecutive weeks.\r\n

Rates on 30-year mortgages decline
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages declined this week after posting increases for six consecutive weeks.

Rates on 30-year mortgages decline

Rain has area lakes feeling drained

Biting off more than it could chew

Rain has area lakes feeling drained
It's been a strange, wet summer, and the rainfall has had adverse effects on fishing Strom Thurmond Lake and the Savannah River.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Rain has area lakes feeling drained
It's been a strange, wet summer, and the rainfall has had adverse effects on fishing Strom Thurmond Lake and the Savannah River.

Fishing Tournaments

Biting off more than it could chew
The tail of a large bream protrudes from the mouth of a dead striped bass found in the Savannah River below the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Biting off more than it could chew
The tail of a large bream protrudes from the mouth of a dead striped bass found in the Savannah River below the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

Aquinas students get hands-in experience

Red Giant mustard can help cheer up a winter landscape

Fertilize now for next fruit harvest

Some consider 'hot tuna' tasty and pretty
Hot tuna. Hot tuna. Houttuynia. Houttuynia is a plant that tastes nothing like hot tuna; the botanical name merely resembles the words "hot tuna." It's a lot easier to remember and say than houttuynia.

Some consider 'hot tuna' tasty and pretty

Red Giant mustard can help cheer up a winter landscape
A lot of us will be plagued by another couple of months of hot dry weather. On the other hand some of you are starting to think about some cool season planning, if not planting. One plant that you need to consider is the Red Giant mustard.

Aquinas students get hands-in experience
You can't tell from the Highland Avenue entrance, but beyond the walls of Aquinas High School, a veritable paradise awaits.

Fertilize now for next fruit harvest
For those who have enjoyed this summer's backyard fruits, it is not too early to be thinking about next year's harvest.

Some consider 'hot tuna' tasty and pretty
Hot tuna. Hot tuna. Houttuynia. Houttuynia is a plant that tastes nothing like hot tuna; the botanical name merely resembles the words "hot tuna." It's a lot easier to remember and say than houttuynia.

Red Giant mustard can help cheer up a winter landscape
A lot of us will be plagued by another couple of months of hot dry weather. On the other hand some of you are starting to think about some cool season planning, if not planting. One plant that you need to consider is the Red Giant mustard.

Fertilize now for next fruit harvest
For those who have enjoyed this summer's backyard fruits, it is not too early to be thinking about next year's harvest.

Aquinas students get hands-in experience
You can't tell from the Highland Avenue entrance, but beyond the walls of Aquinas High School, a veritable paradise awaits.

Woods, Singh are tied at the top
AKRON, Ohio - Three days after the major championship season ended, Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh played like they still have plenty to prove Thursday, each taking a share of the lead in the NEC Invitational.

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.

Woods, Singh are tied at the top

Taylor back to defend at Reno

Woods, Singh are tied at the top
AKRON, Ohio - Three days after the major championship season ended, Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh played like they still have plenty to prove Thursday, each taking a share of the lead in the NEC Invitational.

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.

Season preview: Thomson

Season preview: Westside

Youth, injuries force Lincoln County to adjust

Season preview: Augusta Christian

Spartans believe they can contend for state title

Season preview: SIlver Bluff

Five to Watch

Season preview: Harlem

The Talent Pool

Thomas prepared to continue Wildcats' success

Season preview: Greenbrier

Season preview: Aquinas

Season preview: Edmund Burke

Coach believes '05 could be 'special'

Bulldogs rely on speed

Dream 16

Jones, Phillips give talented Rebels even more inspiration

Duo hopes to revisit Warren County's past

Season preview: Burke County

Aiken's new arm in charge

Season preview: Lakeside

Season preview: Wagener-Salley

Tyler must shoulder load

Season preview: Aiken

Season preview: South Aiken

Season preview: Washington-Wilkes

Season preview: Hephzibah
Head coach: John Bowen (first season)

Season preview: Fox Creek
Head coach: Russell Schneider (first season)

Bulldogs rely on speed
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Al Lown can tick off every offensive formation run by Silver Bluff's opponents in Region 5-AA.

Five to Watch

Season preview: Burke County
Head coach: Steve Summers (fourth season, 17-14)

The Talent Pool
Player of the Year watch lists:

Thomson plans to throw its weight around
THOMSON - Five at a time, Thomson linemen get in a stance underneath a blocking station.

Youth, injuries force Lincoln County to adjust
Papa was a Rollin' Stone was in the new release section the last time Larry Campbell felt this uneasy about his Lincoln County team going into the season.

Season preview: Ridge-Spring Monetta
Head coach: Mark Rodgers (fourth year, 8-23)

Duo hopes to revisit Warren County's past
WARRENTON, Ga. - Long gone are the golden days of Warren County football.

Season preview: Glenn Hills
Head coach: Felix Curry (fifth season, 17-24)

Dream 16
The area's best take off their helmets for a little face time.

Season preview: Westside
Head coach: Gerald Barnes (ninth season)

Season preview: SIlver Bluff
Head coach: Al Lown (13th season)

Spartans believe they can contend for state title
There's something powerful about a group of young people who believe they can do what everyone thinks they cannot.

Tyler must shoulder load
Ronnie Tyler whittled 13 offers from Division I programs down to a solid No. 1 in June.

Season preview: Wagener-Salley
Head coach: Steve DeRiggs (third season, 11-10)

Season preview: Augusta Christian
Head coach: Bruce Lane (fourth season, 23-11)

Season preview: Midland Valley
Head coach: Rick Knight (seventh year)

Season preview: Wagener-Salley
Head coach: Steve DeRiggs (third season, 11-10)

Season preview: North Augusta
Head coach: Joe Long (ninth season)

Bulldogs rely on speed
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Al Lown can tick off every offensive formation run by Silver Bluff's opponents in Region 5-AA.

Jones, Phillips give talented Rebels even more inspiration
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Strom Thurmond High School has more game breakers this season than its namesake had terms in office.

Jones, Phillips give talented Rebels even more inspiration
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Strom Thurmond High School has more game breakers this season than its namesake had terms in office.

Season preview: Lakeside
Head coach: Randy Hill (fourth season, 6-23-1)

Season preview: Lakeside
Head coach: Randy Hill (fourth season, 6-23-1)

Season preview: Harlem
Head coach: Jimmie Lewis (13th season)

Season preview: Burke County
Head coach: Steve Summers (fourth season, 17-14)

Season preview: Aiken
Head coach: Carey Johnson (11th season)

Season preview: Aquinas
Head coach: Jim Connor (third season, 11-10)

Season preview: Edmund Burke
Head coach: Beau Johnson (first season)

Season preview: Harlem
Head coach: Jimmie Lewis (13th season)

Season preview: Thomson
Head coach: Luther Welsh (seventh season, second tenure, 14th total at Thomson, 138-28-1)

Season preview: Greenbrier
Head coach: Mickey Derrick (seventh season, 28-33)

Season preview: Augusta Christian
Head coach: Bruce Lane (fourth season, 23-11)

Season preview: Westside
Head coach: Gerald Barnes (ninth season)

Season preview: Wardlaw Academy
Head coach: Hubert Morris (ninth season, 84-29 at Wardlaw)

Season preview: Washington-Wilkes
Head coach: Russell Morgan (third season, 12-10-1)

Season preview: Thomas Jefferson
Head coach: Chuck Wimberly (15th season)

Season preview: Aiken
Head coach: Carey Johnson (11th season)

Season preview: Laney
Head coach: Eric Parker (ninth season, 51-43)

Season preview: Edmund Burke
Head coach: Beau Johnson (first season)

Season preview: Josey
Head coach: Barney Chavous (fourth year, 6-23)

Thomas prepared to continue Wildcats' success
Ask Eric Parker to describe the method to the success of his Laney team. The undermanned Wildcats have a shred of the facilities and support systems that other area schools have.

Coach believes '05 could be 'special'
AIKEN - Flash back to the final game of the 2004 season for South Aiken.

Spartans believe they can contend for state title
There's something powerful about a group of young people who believe they can do what everyone thinks they cannot.

Season preview: Lincoln County
Head coach: Larry Campbell (34th season, 377-65-3)

Season preview: South Aiken
Head coach: Dan Pippin (sixth season)

Season preview: Richmond Academy
Head coach: Jamie Echols (fourth season, 8-21)

Aiken's new arm in charge
AIKEN - Teammates used to pick on Aiken's Brett Williamson when he threw the football.

Season preview: Briarwood
Head coach: Jimmy Barnett (third season, 14-9)

Season preview: Thomson
Head coach: Luther Welsh (seventh season, second tenure, 14th total at Thomson, 138-28-1)

Season preview: Strom Thurmond
Head coach: Lee Sawyer (second season, 10-2)

Coach believes '05 could be 'special'
AIKEN - Flash back to the final game of the 2004 season for South Aiken.

Season preview: Aquinas
Head coach: Jim Connor (third season, 11-10)

The Talent Pool
Player of the Year watch lists:

Season preview: Greenbrier
Head coach: Mickey Derrick (seventh season, 28-33)

Youth, injuries force Lincoln County to adjust
Papa was a Rollin' Stone was in the new release section the last time Larry Campbell felt this uneasy about his Lincoln County team going into the season.

Season preview: Washington-Wilkes
Head coach: Russell Morgan (third season, 12-10-1)

Duo hopes to revisit Warren County's past
WARRENTON, Ga. - Long gone are the golden days of Warren County football.

Season preview: Evans
Head coach: Marty Jackson (third season, 9-12)

Junior integral to Red Devils' year
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - There aren't many coaches in Georgia who return five starters and still believe their team could make an appearance at the Georgia Dome in November for the state semifinals.

Season preview: Brentwood
Head coach: Bert Brown (sixth season)

Season preview: Warren County
Head coach: Charles Rutland (first season)

Thomas prepared to continue Wildcats' success
Ask Eric Parker to describe the method to the success of his Laney team. The undermanned Wildcats have a shred of the facilities and support systems that other area schools have.

Dream 16
The area's best take off their helmets for a little face time.

Season preview: South Aiken
Head coach: Dan Pippin (sixth season)

Season preview: Butler
Head coach: Galen Phillips (third season, 13-8)

Aiken's new arm in charge
AIKEN - Teammates used to pick on Aiken's Brett Williamson when he threw the football.

Season preview: SIlver Bluff
Head coach: Al Lown (13th season)

Tyler must shoulder load
Ronnie Tyler whittled 13 offers from Division I programs down to a solid No. 1 in June.

Season preview: Cross Creek
Head coach: Kevin Hunt (fourth season, 6-24)

Dreams can come true; they can happen to you
A while back, The Augusta Chronicle came up with a deal called "Make Your Dream Come True." I called and said it was my dream to replace Bill Kirby for a day.

Dreams can come true; they can happen to you
A while back, The Augusta Chronicle came up with a deal called "Make Your Dream Come True." I called and said it was my dream to replace Bill Kirby for a day.

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.

ABC anchorman deserved better
The Aug. 9 editorial "End of an era" did a great disservice to Peter Jennings. Donna Ford, 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
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

ABC anchorman deserved better

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

Bluff dam should be demolished
Demolish the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam? I certainly hope so!Judy Gordon, Evans

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

ABC anchorman deserved better
The Aug. 9 editorial "End of an era" did a great disservice to Peter Jennings. Donna Ford, Aiken, S.C.

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

Bluff dam should be demolished
Demolish the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam? I certainly hope so!Judy Gordon, Evans

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

Father Bob stories were short on facts

Show national anthem due respect

Bluff dam should be demolished

Late bus was jarring inconvenience
It was 6:30 p.m., on the second day of school, and my daughter just walked in the door after getting off her bus!Michelle Scarborough, Blythe

Do the math on high gas prices
Criticizing someone's complaint about soaring gases prices is like saying that Philadelphia Eagles receiver Terrell Owens needs more money because he is a great teammate, underpaid, and mature. It makes no sense.Nathan Panzella, 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

Harvard, Princeton again top U.S. News rankings

Arizona high school trades textbooks for laptops

Living briefs

Man spends day with Metro columnist

Windows worm spreads quickly across the Web

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.

Living briefs
How are you dealing with paying more at the pump? Are you driving less? Shopping less? Do you have any tips for readers on how to save money as prices continue to climb?

Arizona high school trades textbooks for laptops
VAIL, Ariz. - Students at Empire High School here started class this year with no textbooks - but it wasn't because of a funding crisis.\r\n

Man spends day with Metro columnist
Be careful what you ask for. When Appling resident and aspiring humor writer Bob Perdue entered The Augusta Chronicle's Dare to Dream contest, he didn't think his wish - to spend the day with Metro editor and columnist Bill Kirby - would get serious consideration. In fact, he was more than a little surprised when he was contacted; he was suspicious.

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.

Living briefs
How are you dealing with paying more at the pump? Are you driving less? Shopping less? Do you have any tips for readers on how to save money as prices continue to climb?

Harvard, Princeton again top U.S. News rankings
For the third straight year, Harvard and Princeton share the top spot in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of America's best colleges.

Harvard, Princeton again top U.S. News rankings
For the third straight year, Harvard and Princeton share the top spot in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of America's best colleges.\r\n

Arizona high school trades textbooks for laptops
VAIL, Ariz. - Students at Empire High School here started class this year with no textbooks - but it wasn't because of a funding crisis.

Man spends day with Metro columnist
Be careful what you ask for. When Appling resident and aspiring humor writer Bob Perdue entered The Augusta Chronicle's Dare to Dream contest, he didn't think his wish - to spend the day with Metro editor and columnist Bill Kirby - would get serious consideration. In fact, he was more than a little surprised when he was contacted; he was suspicious.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Georgia pauses, prays to honor its fallen, those serving

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Husband's cries save wife from fatal fire

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.

Council hopeful registers to vote
AIKEN - The first vote Rocky Napier casts in an Aiken County election very well could be for himself.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Former pastor sentenced for molestation

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

Remains lead to new search

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.

Indigent care funding changes lower surplus

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.

Golf grave digger sentenced to 10 years
LEXINGTON, Ga. - A Pendergrass man was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum 10 years in prison for burying his girlfriend's body on a Braselton golf course two years ago.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Prayer vigil at the Capitol honors troops
ATLANTA - Robert Stokely's anguish was still new as he stood in the Georgia Capitol on Thursday, a crowd of crying mourners around him, his own eyes moist from the fresh pain of a son killed in war.

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

Funds may fly for new equipment
AIKEN - Pilot Mitch Coleman said the Aiken Municipal Airport has every amenity except one: an instrument landing system.

Stores' arrival provide hope for more revenue

Faithful following
August's high temperatures didn't keep fans from lining up to see Christian entertainer Carman perform at the Imperial Theatre.

Kid of the Day

Across the area
The remains of 9-year-old Tiffany Elizabeth Nelson, who disappeared in 1994 and whose skeletal remains were found this May, are being returned to her family after authorities completed forensic testing, officials said Thursday.

Across the area

Across the region
MACON, Ga. - Inspired by a panhandling ban passed by Atlanta this week, Macon lawmakers are pushing a similar ordinance to forbid begging in downtown Macon.

Dehydration is focus of MCG study

Officials approve millage resolution
Augusta commissioners officially rolled back Richmond County's property tax rate Thursday by formally adopting the 2005 Millage Rate Resolution.

Bond deal plans begin

Program helps students to emerge as leaders
They might appear to be high school students, but ask them and they'll tell you they're tomorrow's dentists, lawyers, professional athletes and even rap mogul P. Diddy.

Officials approve millage resolution
Augusta commissioners officially rolled back Richmond County's property tax rate Thursday by formally adopting the 2005 Millage Rate Resolution.

Mall peeper enters guilty plea
A former church pastor and child advocate volunteer pleaded guilty to child molestation Thursday.

Governor adds to reward in slaying case
The friends and family of Robin Reeves were given a little more hope Wednesday: hope that her killer who has gone unpunished for more than four years will be found.

Water is money for dams
The faster the Savannah River flows, the greener it becomes.

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

Council hopeful registers to vote
AIKEN - The first vote Rocky Napier casts in an Aiken County election very well could be for himself.

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.

Governor adds to reward in slaying case
The friends and family of Robin Reeves were given a little more hope Wednesday: hope that her killer who has gone unpunished for more than four years will be found.

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.

Prayer vigil at the Capitol honors troops
ATLANTA - Robert Stokely's anguish was still new as he stood in the Georgia Capitol on Thursday, a crowd of crying mourners around him, his own eyes moist from the fresh pain of a son killed in war.

Gun in car leads to 5 arrests at Westside High
Five people, including three juveniles, were arrested at Westside High School on Thursday morning after a school police officer found a gun inside a stolen car.

Golf grave digger sentenced to 10 years
LEXINGTON, Ga. - A Pendergrass man was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum 10 years in prison for burying his girlfriend's body on a Braselton golf course two years ago.

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

Funds may fly for new equipment
AIKEN - Pilot Mitch Coleman said the Aiken Municipal Airport has every amenity except one: an instrument landing system.

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.

Faithful following
August's high temperatures didn't keep fans from lining up to see Christian entertainer Carman perform at the Imperial Theatre.

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 the area
The remains of 9-year-old Tiffany Elizabeth Nelson, who disappeared in 1994 and whose skeletal remains were found this May, are being returned to her family after authorities completed forensic testing, officials said Thursday.

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.

Across the region
MACON, Ga. - Inspired by a panhandling ban passed by Atlanta this week, Macon lawmakers are pushing a similar ordinance to forbid begging in downtown Macon.

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

Golf grave digger sentenced to 10 years

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.

Faithful following

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.

Mall peeper enters guilty plea

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

Across the region

Across South Carolina

Funds may fly for new equipment

Tax plan reaches $160 million

Governor adds to reward in slaying case

Judge OKs Graniteville wreck settlement

Water is money for dams

Dog chews baby's foot; mom charged

Officials approve millage resolution

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.

Prayer vigil at the Capitol honors troops

News you can use

Program helps students to emerge as leaders

Nuwaubian manor goes up for auction

Across the area

Correction

Council hopeful registers to vote

Diamond in the rough

Kid of the Day
Javoris Lattimore is today's Kid of the Day.

Water is money for dams
The faster the Savannah River flows, the greener it becomes.

Program helps students to emerge as leaders
They might appear to be high school students, but ask them and they'll tell you they're tomorrow's dentists, lawyers, professional athletes and even rap mogul P. Diddy.

Mall peeper enters guilty plea
A former church pastor and child advocate volunteer pleaded guilty to child molestation Thursday.

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.

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.

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.

Bull's had a rough ride in his debut
ATLANTA - The Bull, as Baseball America dubbed the former Burke County Bear, hardly seems all that fierce.

Bull's had a rough ride in his debut
ATLANTA - The Bull, as Baseball America dubbed the former Burke County Bear, hardly seems all that fierce.

Can 'Kiss' morph action genre into art?
Is it possible that one of the architects of Hollywood's enduring love affair with action, explosions and the buddy film will soon be considered an artiste?

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'

Mini reviews

Can 'Kiss' morph action genre into art?
Is it possible that one of the architects of Hollywood's enduring love affair with action, explosions and the buddy film will soon be considered an artiste?

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.

Can 'Kiss' morph action genre into art?

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.

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:

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:

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.

Musician's love of film influences his skills as songwriter

Sonic Spotlight

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.

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.

Concert calendar

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.

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

Fiona Apple's newest album nears release

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

Ballads, personal songs drive Andy Griggs' music

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

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

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
SAN FRANCISCO - Fiona Apple is ending her long hiatus from the business of making music.

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.

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.

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.

Busch's actions draw ire of league

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

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

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.

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.

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

Owens returns to camp after week hiatus

First-rounders on the sideline for this preseason game

Brady Smith closer to return from surgery

Rookies get chance to impress

Region Predictions

Five to Watch

Five to Watch

Mr. Harold V. Dekle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd M. Wood    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Charmaine A. Perry    (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Morris Ivey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Bell    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elroy Armstrong    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Michael Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Cumbee Davis    (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Dartha Chapman    (SALUDA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Eva Gibbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Reverend Alfred Lorick    (SHREVEPORT, LA)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Suddeth    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eva Gibbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lou Cross    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. C. Morgan Bussey    (MODOC, S.C.)

Ms. Soledad Taitague    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Hair    (HILDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clifford Miles    (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lou Cross    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Wilfred H. Rheaume    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Miles    (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mr. C. Morgan Bussey    (MODOC, S.C.)

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

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Warren    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerome Wright, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Gail Bledsoe Walter    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Floyd M. Wood    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Warren    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lillie Hawes    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Thompson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, TN)

Mrs. Louise Suddeth    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Paul J. Sprague    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Miss Billy Scales Wells    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wilfred H. Rheaume    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. June Reece Russell    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Ellis    (YEMASSEE, S.C.)

Ms. Charmaine A. Perry    (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lillie Hawes    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Miles    (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Morris Ivey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert G. Kirkland    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, TN)

Mr. William L. Meeks    (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. June Reece Russell    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Miss Billy Scales Wells    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd M. Wood    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Floyd M. Wood    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Dartha Chapman    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul J. Sprague    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Soledad Taitague    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Thompson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jerome Wright, Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Cody Brooks    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harold V. Dekle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Elroy Armstrong    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Pauline Bell    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Ellis    (YEMASSEE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Albert Hair    (HILDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gail Bledsoe Walter    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Reverend Alfred Lorick    (SHREVEPORT, LA)

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert G. Kirkland    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Clifford Miles    (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Reginald Bussey    (NEWARK, N.J.)

Cody Brooks    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Cumbee Davis    (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. William L. Meeks    (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

Mr. Reginald Bussey    (NEWARK, N.J.)

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

Ms. Pamela Freeman (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Gail Bledsoe Walter (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. June Reece Russell (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Jim Crank (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Morris Ivey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Charmaine A. Perry (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Jimmy Thompson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Cumbee Davis (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Clifford Miles (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Harold V. Dekle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Coleman (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William L. Meeks (DEEPSTEP, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Warren (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Bell (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Albert Hair (HILDA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Robert G. Kirkland (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Reverend Alfred Lorick (SHREVEPORT, LA)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Ellis (YEMASSEE, S.C.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Ms. Soledad Taitague (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Wilfred H. Rheaume (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Christopher Alton Prior (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Miss Billy Scales Wells (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Lou Cross (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Suddeth (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elroy Armstrong (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Lillie Hawes (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Gibbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joe Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jerome Wright, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert (KNOXVILLE, TN)

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

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

Mr. Paul J. Sprague (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joe Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Miles (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Cody Brooks (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Cyclists return to Augusta

Depth key to U.S. soccer success

Overtime

Overtime

Area Announcements

Five to Watch

Depth key to U.S. soccer success
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Bruce Arena has more choices than any other coach in the history of the U.S. national team, a key reason the Americans are one win from qualifying for their fifth straight World Cup.

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.

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., 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., a nine-run first inning gave Roger Lincoln and Greenville more than enough Thursday as the Bombers beat the Greenjackets for a second consecutive night, 14-1.

Overtime
In Greenville, S.C., a nine-run first inning gave Roger Lincoln and Greenville more than enough Thursday as the Bombers beat the Greenjackets for a second consecutive night, 14-1.

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.

Five to Watch

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.

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.

Depth key to U.S. soccer success
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Bruce Arena has more choices than any other coach in the history of the U.S. national team, a key reason the Americans are one win from qualifying for their fifth straight World Cup.

First-rounders on the sideline for this preseason game
ATLANTA - The preseason is usually a showcase for the hotshot rookies. Not this time.

Rookies get chance to impress
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - For some rookies, time is running out on their bid to make the Atlanta Falcons' roster, and today's game with the Tennessee Titans likely will be their last chance to impress the coaching staff.

First-rounders on the sideline for this preseason game
ATLANTA - The preseason is usually a showcase for the hotshot rookies. Not this time.

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.

Rookies get chance to impress
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - For some rookies, time is running out on their bid to make the Atlanta Falcons' roster, and today's game with the Tennessee Titans likely will be their last chance to impress the coaching staff.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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 LIBRARYBACK 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Things to do

Events

For the record

Pet of the week

Event will welcome newcomers to Augusta area

Giving hope to many

There are no outsiders in this community

This week

Jazz band is forced to improvise at concert

Seniors' prescription coverage expanded

Support groups

Miss Outstanding Teen honors veterans

Across the river

Furnishings are restored to historic house

Charitable work is part of order's history

Reunions

Scout leader is leaving council

CSRA Bridge results

Library events

Bull's had a rough ride in his debut

Regional dialects of English can add personality to film

Rating the theaters

Celibate Celebs: They're not what they used to be

Jude Law and Sienna Miller spotted together

Chef leaves Bambu to open Cuizine

Club calendar

What's For Lunch: Mary's Home Cooking

People in the News

Stuff to do

Spotted

Tap into your inner swashbuckler in strategic 'Pirates'

The Liquid Life: Joe's Underground

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

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:

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.