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.

Palmeiro offered few explanations during hearing
BALTIMORE - Rafael Palmeiro failed to explain how a steroid entered his system when he went before a baseball panel several months ago to plead his case, The Sun reported Friday.

Royals stagger on losing streak with no end

Palmeiro offered few explanations during hearing

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.

Palmeiro offered few explanations during hearing
BALTIMORE - Rafael Palmeiro failed to explain how a steroid entered his system when he went before a baseball panel several months ago to plead his case, The Sun reported Friday.

Dreams can come true; they can happen to you

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.

Hampton unravels against Padres
ATLANTA - Sappy, memory-tickling video presentations played all evening Friday at Turner Field to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Braves' 1995 World Series title.

Braves struggle to find closure

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.

Hampton unravels against Padres

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.

Hampton unravels against Padres
ATLANTA - Sappy, memory-tickling video presentations played all evening Friday at Turner Field to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Braves' 1995 World Series title.

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.

Duo to open new Firehouse location

Big-rig rule rolling again
WASHINGTON - Truckers can still spend six days on the road during the week and drive for 11 hours at a time, thanks to a rule the Bush administration decided to leave intact, even though truckers and safety advocates say it's unsafe.

Gains slow as Merck gets ruling
NEW YORK - Stocks ended an uneasy week mostly higher Friday as a jury verdict against Merck & Co. over its painkiller Vioxx erased much of an earlier advance fueled by bargain hunting. The major indexes all suffered losses for the week.

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.

Georgia builds its international trade presence
ATLANTA - From his office in downtown Atlanta, Terry Bell talks about the expansive opportunity Georgia companies have for selling raw materials in Asia.

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.

Gains slow as Merck gets ruling

Owners want historic house back to its old glory
The DeLaigle House is getting a new look - its original one.

Interim president keeps Augusta's chamber steady

Lawsuit ruling is overthrown

Owners want historic house back to its old glory
The DeLaigle House is getting a new look - its original one.

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.

Gains slow as Merck gets ruling
NEW YORK - Stocks ended an uneasy week mostly higher Friday as a jury verdict against Merck & Co. over its painkiller Vioxx erased much of an earlier advance fueled by bargain hunting. The major indexes all suffered losses for the week.

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.

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.

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.

Big-rig rule rolling again
WASHINGTON - Truckers can still spend six days on the road during the week and drive for 11 hours at a time, thanks to a rule the Bush administration decided to leave intact, even though truckers and safety advocates say it's unsafe.

Georgia builds its international trade presence
ATLANTA - From his office in downtown Atlanta, Terry Bell talks about the expansive opportunity Georgia companies have for selling raw materials in Asia.

Big-rig rule rolling again

Georgia builds its international trade presence

Owners want historic house back to its old glory

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 19, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 20, 2005.

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.

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.

Summer of 'Wackostock'
"Sell crazy someplace else. We're all stocked up here." That was the advice a Jack Nicholson character gave in the movie As Good As It Gets.

Exhibit A
Cindy Sheehan claims that if the United States just leaves Iraq, and Israel leaves "Palestine," then terrorism will end.

Rocky political debut
Rocky Napier wants Aiken Republicans to know he's one of them and would like their vote in the Sept. 13 primary for an at-large city council seat. His campaign stresses bringing residents from all sectors of the community together to get them engaged in city government.

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

Exhibit A

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.

Exhibit A
Cindy Sheehan claims that if the United States just leaves Iraq, and Israel leaves "Palestine," then terrorism will end.

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

Rocky political debut
Rocky Napier wants Aiken Republicans to know he's one of them and would like their vote in the Sept. 13 primary for an at-large city council seat. His campaign stresses bringing residents from all sectors of the community together to get them engaged in city government.

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.

Rocky political debut

Trashed

Summer of 'Wackostock'

Worse than Watergate?

Summer of 'Wackostock'
"Sell crazy someplace else. We're all stocked up here." That was the advice a Jack Nicholson character gave in the movie As Good As It Gets.

Entertainment weeklies grabbing teens' attention
They are among her most cherished possessions - magazines about celebrities, saved carefully in a box that she keeps by her bed. But we're not talking Tiger Beat, J-14 or any of the other entertainment publications specifically aimed at teens and preteens.

Entertainment weeklies grabbing teens' attention
They are among her most cherished possessions - magazines about celebrities, saved carefully in a box that she keeps by her bed. But we're not talking Tiger Beat, J-14 or any of the other entertainment publications specifically aimed at teens and preteens.

People in the News
NEW YORK - "Desperate Housewives" star Marcia Cross is engaged.

Eminem hospitalized for sleep medication dependency
DETROIT - Eminem is undergoing treatment for dependency to sleep medication, his publicist said Thursday, two days after the Grammy-winning rapper canceled his European tour citing exhaustion.

Courtney Love ordered to 28-day drug treatment
LOS ANGELES - Courtney Love tearfully admitted using drugs in violation of her probation terms Friday. The rocker-actress was ordered into a 28-day drug treatment program by a judge who said he had wanted to put her in jail.

People in the News
NEW YORK - "Desperate Housewives" star Marcia Cross is engaged.

Courtney Love ordered to 28-day drug treatment
LOS ANGELES - Courtney Love tearfully admitted using drugs in violation of her probation terms Friday. The rocker-actress was ordered into a 28-day drug treatment program by a judge who said he had wanted to put her in jail.

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.

Eminem hospitalized for sleep medication dependency
DETROIT - Eminem is undergoing treatment for dependency to sleep medication, his publicist said Thursday, two days after the Grammy-winning rapper canceled his European tour citing exhaustion.

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.

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.

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.

Rates on 30-year mortgages decline

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.

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.

Fishing Tournaments

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.

Rain has area lakes feeling drained

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

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.

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.

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.

Some consider 'hot tuna' tasty and pretty

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

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

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.

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

Woods, Singh are tied at the top

Tiger tumbles into a share of the lead
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods felt he played well enough to score in the mid-60s on Friday and take a comfortable lead into the weekend at the NEC Invitational. One hole changed everything but his outlook.

Tiger tumbles into a share of the lead
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods felt he played well enough to score in the mid-60s on Friday and take a comfortable lead into the weekend at the NEC Invitational. One hole changed everything but his outlook.

Tiger tumbles into a share of the lead

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.

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.

Harlem rushes past its longtime rival

Tigers get it done in sloppy game

Dream 16

Thomas prepared to continue Wildcats' success

Thomson pounds out win

Season preview: Wagener-Salley

Aiken's new arm in charge

Season preview: Harlem

Duo hopes to revisit Warren County's past

Season preview: South Aiken

Bears romp with rout of Indians

Season preview: Washington-Wilkes

Season preview: Edmund Burke

Season preview: SIlver Bluff

Patriots manage to win opener

Season preview: Westside

Season preview: Thomson

Season preview: Greenbrier

Season preview: Lakeside

Season preview: Augusta Christian

Tyler must shoulder load

Season preview: Aquinas

Crossing the line

Bulldogs rely on speed

How the Top 10 high school teams fared

Five to Watch

Rushing game carries Spartans to rout

Season preview: Aiken

Thoroughbreds suppress furious rally by Knights

The Talent Pool

Mustangs ride high to victory

Youth, injuries force Lincoln County to adjust

Devils' mistakes add up to defeat

Coach believes '05 could be 'special'

Season preview: Burke County

Spartans believe they can contend for state title

Jones, Phillips give talented Rebels even more inspiration

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

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

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

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.

Tigers get it done in sloppy game
If the humidity wasn't bad enough. If the sloppy offensive play wasn't bad enough. If the fumbles weren't bad enough.

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.

Five to Watch

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

Thomson pounds out win
ELBERTON, Ga. - There wasn't much trickery or subtlety about Thomson coach Luther Welsh's gameplan for Friday night's season opener against Elbert County in a muggy Granite Bowl.

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

Crossing the line
Briarwood Academy running back Chris Gerlach stretches the ball over the goal line for a first-quarter score against Memorial Day School on Friday night.

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

Rushing game carries Spartans to rout
The future and the present glory of Glenn Hills football linked up Friday in the season opener against Josey.

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

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.

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

How the Top 10 high school teams fared
Here is how the Top Ten teams in The Associated Press high school football polls fared this week:

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

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

Thoroughbreds suppress furious rally by Knights
AIKEN - West Florence had whittled down South Aiken's 17-point lead to three, and the Thoroughbreds were fading fast on a sweltering night at the Stomping Grounds.

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

How the Top 10 high school teams fared
Here is how the Top Ten teams in The Associated Press high school football polls fared this week:

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.

Patriots manage to win opener
Westside got a 3-yard touchdown run from Sergio Campbell in the second quarter and survived a dramatic Richmond Academy scoring threat in the final minute to defeat the Musketeers, 7-0 on Friday night at ARC Stadium.

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

Thoroughbreds suppress furious rally by Knights
AIKEN - West Florence had whittled down South Aiken's 17-point lead to three, and the Thoroughbreds were fading fast on a sweltering night at the Stomping Grounds.

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

Tigers get it done in sloppy game
If the humidity wasn't bad enough. If the sloppy offensive play wasn't bad enough. If the fumbles weren't bad enough.

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

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

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

The Talent Pool
Player of the Year watch lists:

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

A new season begins
Richmond Countys football season begins.

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

Rushing game carries Spartans to rout
The future and the present glory of Glenn Hills football linked up Friday in the season opener against Josey.

Harlem rushes past its longtime rival
Not a single player on Harlem's team was alive the last time the Bulldogs beat Evans.

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

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

Bears romp with rout of Indians
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Jamaris Walden had a pair of touchdown runs and a scoring pass to lead the Bears in a season-opening rout.

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

Patriots manage to win opener
Westside got a 3-yard touchdown run from Sergio Campbell in the second quarter and survived a dramatic Richmond Academy scoring threat in the final minute to defeat the Musketeers, 7-0 on Friday night at ARC Stadium.

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

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

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

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

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

Bears romp with rout of Indians
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Jamaris Walden had a pair of touchdown runs and a scoring pass to lead the Bears in a season-opening rout.

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

Thomson pounds out win
ELBERTON, Ga. - There wasn't much trickery or subtlety about Thomson coach Luther Welsh's gameplan for Friday night's season opener against Elbert County in a muggy Granite Bowl.

Crossing the line
Briarwood Academy running back Chris Gerlach stretches the ball over the goal line for a first-quarter score against Memorial Day School on Friday night.

Mustangs ride high to victory
After hosting the Aiken County Jamboree one week ago, Midland Valley still needed one more quarter Friday night to warm up.

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

Harlem rushes past its longtime rival
Not a single player on Harlem's team was alive the last time the Bulldogs beat Evans.

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

Devils' mistakes add up to defeat
GREENSBORO, Ga. - It was a typical August opener, filled with foolish penalties, heat-induced cramps, blown calls and broken plays. Unfortunately for Lincoln County, most of it came at the Red Devils' expense.

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

Devils' mistakes add up to defeat
GREENSBORO, Ga. - It was a typical August opener, filled with foolish penalties, heat-induced cramps, blown calls and broken plays. Unfortunately for Lincoln County, most of it came at the Red Devils' expense.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mustangs ride high to victory
After hosting the Aiken County Jamboree one week ago, Midland Valley still needed one more quarter Friday night to warm up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Talent Pool
Player of the Year watch lists:

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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: Hephzibah
Head coach: John Bowen (first season)

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Goldberg speaks from bitterness
How unfortunate that Bernard Goldberg was given a public forum to comment on the career of Peter Jennings ("End of an era," Aug. 9). David Lorenzatti, McCormick, S.C.

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

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

This weekend, Augusta becomes a Navy town
Most everyone in the CSRA understands that Augusta has been, off and on, an Army town from the beginning, when Fort Augusta was established in 1736. The Army arsenal was founded in 1819, and Army training was conducted here for the Spanish-American War and World War I.

Bluff dam should be demolished

Give assistant principal a break

ABC anchorman deserved better

Give assistant principal a break
Both of my children have attended Brookwood Elementary School with Barbara Gleitsmann as assistant principal, and never had a problem with her or any other members of the staff. Charles D. Johnson Jr., Augusta

Commission has its bottom-feeders
I've written this before, but it's worth repeating. To paint all of the Augusta Commission with the same brush is not fair and not warranted. M. Don Williams, Augusta

Blame liberals for gas prices
As I write this letter, gasoline prices in the Augusta area are about $2.50 per gallon - and rising. In most other areas of the United States, prices are even higher.Richard Rogers Jr., Evans

Goldberg speaks from bitterness
How unfortunate that Bernard Goldberg was given a public forum to comment on the career of Peter Jennings ("End of an era," Aug. 9). David Lorenzatti, McCormick, S.C.

This weekend, Augusta becomes a Navy town

Goldberg speaks from bitterness

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

Blame liberals for gas prices
As I write this letter, gasoline prices in the Augusta area are about $2.50 per gallon - and rising. In most other areas of the United States, prices are even higher.Richard Rogers Jr., Evans

Blame liberals for gas prices

Give assistant principal a break
Both of my children have attended Brookwood Elementary School with Barbara Gleitsmann as assistant principal, and never had a problem with her or any other members of the staff. Charles D. Johnson Jr., Augusta

Commission has its bottom-feeders

This weekend, Augusta becomes a Navy town
Most everyone in the CSRA understands that Augusta has been, off and on, an Army town from the beginning, when Fort Augusta was established in 1736. The Army arsenal was founded in 1819, and Army training was conducted here for the Spanish-American War and World War I.

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

Commission has its bottom-feeders
I've written this before, but it's worth repeating. To paint all of the Augusta Commission with the same brush is not fair and not warranted. M. Don Williams, Augusta

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

Living briefs

Children's clothes that look like children's clothes

Back-to-school styles that work for the classroom

New roof crush standard for vehicles proposed

Harvard, Princeton again top U.S. News rankings

Arizona high school trades textbooks for laptops

School is exciting - and a bit scary

Man spends day with Metro columnist

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.

Back-to-school styles that work for the classroom
Children's clothes for this back-to-school season include many styles that are appropriate for the classroom while also hitting on some broad fashion trends.

Back-to-school styles that work for the classroom
Children's clothes for this back-to-school season include many styles that are appropriate for the classroom while also hitting on some broad fashion trends.

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.

School is exciting - and a bit scary
NEW YORK - Some children are excited on the eve of the first day of school, others are nervous. Essentially, they're feeling the same emotion, it's just manifesting itself in different ways, says Catherine Hutter, pediatric psychologist at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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.

Children's clothes that look like children's clothes
NEW YORK - Grown-ups grumble that today's children look too old too young.

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?

School is exciting - and a bit scary
NEW YORK - Some children are excited on the eve of the first day of school, others are nervous. Essentially, they're feeling the same emotion, it's just manifesting itself in different ways, says Catherine Hutter, pediatric psychologist at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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.

Children's clothes that look like children's clothes
NEW YORK - Grown-ups grumble that today's children look too old too young.

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

New roof crush standard for vehicles proposed
WASHINGTON - Federal officials, responding to a prodding from Congress, proposed new rules Friday that would require automakers to build stronger roofs on vehicles in an effort to protect passengers in rollover crashes.

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

New roof crush standard for vehicles proposed
WASHINGTON - Federal officials, responding to a prodding from Congress, proposed new rules Friday that would require automakers to build stronger roofs on vehicles in an effort to protect passengers in rollover crashes.

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?

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

Across the area

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

Mall peeper enters guilty plea

Across the region

Road might be scrapped
AIKEN - Members of a city-county advisory committee might have to scrap the decision they made about a connector road between Whiskey and Silver Bluff roads and consider a paving project instead.

Across South Carolina
HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Poachers have stolen an estimated 125 loggerhead sea turtle eggs from seven nests on secluded beaches on Hilton Head Island, officials said.

We won't drop the ball on sports coverage
Covering high school football is one of the most important things The Augusta Chronicle does in the fall. Some readers would tell you it's the only thing they care about.

Across Georgia

Library wins signed copy of new Harry Potter book
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - The Jefferson County Library has some exciting news for local Harry Potter fans.

Golf grave digger sentenced to 10 years

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Public to take swing at golf course today
Starting today, the public will get to take its first look at Bartram Trail Golf Course, the first public course to be built in Columbia County in several years.

Across the area
Soldiers from a Fort Gordon Signal officer class will join civilian volunteers and Richmond County sheriff's personnel in a canvass in rural Burke County this morning for clues in the death of Tiffany Elizabeth Nelson.

Policy is collared as pupil is refused
A pupil was being denied an education because of a shirt collar, her mother said.

Policy is collared as pupil is refused

Fort proudly sends off medics
Before they left to be deployed, scattered among military hospitals in the United States and Europe, more than 100 soldiers of the 3297th U.S. Army Hospital gathered at Fort Gordon to say goodbye to family and friends.

News you can use

Attorneys argue death sentence legality
An Augusta man accused of committing a double homicide nearly two years ago could stand trial in January.

Road might be scrapped

New rules will allow more vendors, music
First Friday is going to get a little more freedom.

Prayer vigil at the Capitol honors troops

Across the area
Soldiers from a Fort Gordon Signal officer class will join civilian volunteers and Richmond County sheriff's personnel in a canvass in rural Burke County this morning for clues in the death of Tiffany Elizabeth Nelson.

Governor adds to reward in slaying case

Calling all Laurel and Hardy fans
Denise Carter needs 12 men in coconut cups and hula skirts and a few hundred free pies to throw at people's faces.

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.

Guards peeped, women allege
ATHENS, Ga. - Women working the cosmetics counter of a local department store were spied on by security guards using a hidden camera as the women undressed in their changing room, Belk contract workers allege.

Faithful following

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina
HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Poachers have stolen an estimated 125 loggerhead sea turtle eggs from seven nests on secluded beaches on Hilton Head Island, officials said.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor's 21-year-old son was behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle that crashed into a retaining wall on an interstate highway near Charleston, S.C., late Thursday, flipped and killed a passenger, police 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.

New rules will allow more vendors, music

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Public to take swing at golf course today

Attorneys argue death sentence legality

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

Guards peeped, women allege

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

Library wins signed copy of new Harry Potter book

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.

Kid of the Day

Council hopeful registers to vote

Program helps students to emerge as leaders

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

Officials approve millage resolution

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.

Water is money for dams

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.

Funds may fly for new equipment

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Guards peeped, women allege
ATHENS, Ga. - Women working the cosmetics counter of a local department store were spied on by security guards using a hidden camera as the women undressed in their changing room, Belk contract workers allege.

Kid of the Day
Bruce "B.J." Bernard Cribbs III is today's Kid of the Day.

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

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.

Fort proudly sends off medics

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.

We won't drop the ball on sports coverage

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

New rules will allow more vendors, music
First Friday is going to get a little more freedom.

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.

Road might be scrapped
AIKEN - Members of a city-county advisory committee might have to scrap the decision they made about a connector road between Whiskey and Silver Bluff roads and consider a paving project instead.

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

Attorneys argue death sentence legality
An Augusta man accused of committing a double homicide nearly two years ago could stand trial in January.

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.

Public to take swing at golf course today
Starting today, the public will get to take its first look at Bartram Trail Golf Course, the first public course to be built in Columbia County in several years.

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

Calling all Laurel and Hardy fans
Denise Carter needs 12 men in coconut cups and hula skirts and a few hundred free pies to throw at people's faces.

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

We won't drop the ball on sports coverage
Covering high school football is one of the most important things The Augusta Chronicle does in the fall. Some readers would tell you it's the only thing they care about.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Vogtle closer to new reactor
ATLANTA - Plant Vogtle owners officially notified federal regulators this week that they intend to study adding new nuclear units to the Waynesboro facility near Augusta.

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.

Library wins signed copy of new Harry Potter book
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - The Jefferson County Library has some exciting news for local Harry Potter fans.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor's 21-year-old son was behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle that crashed into a retaining wall on an interstate highway near Charleston, S.C., late Thursday, flipped and killed a passenger, police said.

Across South Carolina

Vogtle closer to new reactor
ATLANTA - Plant Vogtle owners officially notified federal regulators this week that they intend to study adding new nuclear units to the Waynesboro facility near Augusta.

Vogtle closer to new reactor

Kid of the Day
Bruce "B.J." Bernard Cribbs III is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area

Policy is collared as pupil is refused
A pupil was being denied an education because of a shirt collar, her mother said.

Fort proudly sends off medics
Before they left to be deployed, scattered among military hospitals in the United States and Europe, more than 100 soldiers of the 3297th U.S. Army Hospital gathered at Fort Gordon to say goodbye to family and friends.

Calling all Laurel and Hardy fans

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?

Can 'Kiss' morph action genre into art?

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?

Noise from Rolling Stones concert to be measured

Noise from Rolling Stones concert to be measured
BOSTON - While fans are rocking to the Rolling Stones inside Fenway Park, police officers armed with noise meters will be positioned outside the ballpark Sunday night.

Noise from Rolling Stones concert to be measured
BOSTON - While fans are rocking to the Rolling Stones inside Fenway Park, police officers armed with noise meters will be positioned outside the ballpark Sunday night.

Belkin leaves as Hawks owner
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have a new point guard, Joe Johnson, and are losing Steve Belkin as co-owner - just as the team's general manager and other owners wanted.

Belkin leaves as Hawks owner

Belkin leaves as Hawks owner
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have a new point guard, Joe Johnson, and are losing Steve Belkin as co-owner - just as the team's general manager and other owners wanted.

Manning eager for second chance at Panthers

Falcons run out of steam

First-rounders on the sideline for this preseason game

Rookies get chance to impress

Five to Watch

Region Predictions

Five to Watch

Miss Billy Scales Wells    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Reverend Alfred Lorick    (SHREVEPORT, LA)

Mrs. Louise Suddeth    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. Morris Ivey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eddie Brunner    (ULMER, S.C.)

Ms. Lillie Hawes    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Craft    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Hair    (HILDA, S.C.)

Mr. Floyd M. Wood    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Gibbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Miles    (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Ellis    (YEMASSEE, S.C.)

Mr. Albert Hair    (HILDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Thelma Fennell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold V. Dekle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Griffin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ina B. Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Seigler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Billy Scales Wells    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ina B. Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Warren    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Craft    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harold V. Dekle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Reverend Alfred Lorick    (SHREVEPORT, LA)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Fennell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Ellis    (YEMASSEE, S.C.)

Mr. William A. Fletcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Cody Brooks    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Cody Brooks    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Floyd M. Wood    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Robert M. Bulfinch    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Clifford Miles    (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Warren    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald W. Wiley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Thompson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Suddeth    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold V. Dekle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Kathleen Griffin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Thompson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Horton Dixon    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozelle Harper    (PACOIMA, Calif.)

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

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Bell    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert M. Bulfinch    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Kirkland    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Pauline E. Livingston    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Robert M. Bulfinch    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James T. Moss    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Morris Ivey    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Ms. Lillie Hawes    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph J. McClain    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Gibbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie L. Mercier    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold V. Dekle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Nunn    (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. Jim Crank    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Wanonia Porcher    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Pauline Bell    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Murray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey    (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie L. Mercier    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. William A. Fletcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline E. Livingston    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Faye Prosser    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Scott D. Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mildred Nunn    (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mrs. Wanonia Porcher    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. James T. Moss    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Prosser    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph J. McClain    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Kirkland    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Seigler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eddie Brunner    (ULMER, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia Horton Dixon    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Seigler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozelle Harper    (PACOIMA, Calif.)

Mr. Donald W. Wiley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Katie L. Mercier (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Robert M. Bulfinch (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ralph J. McClain (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Morris Ivey (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eva Gibbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Griffin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Matt Rice (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Wanonia Porcher (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Julia Horton Dixon (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Louise Suddeth (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Donald W. Wiley (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozelle Harper (PACOIMA, Calif.)

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

Mrs. Pauline Bell (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William A. Fletcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mildred Nunn (WAGENER, S.C.)

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

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

Cody Brooks (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Seigler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Reverend Alfred Lorick (SHREVEPORT, LA)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Clifford Miles (BOE HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Pauline Warren (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Kirkland (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Mr. Joe Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lillie Hawes (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ina B. Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Riley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Craft (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Crank (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Eddie Brunner (ULMER, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Thelma Fennell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Billy Scales Wells (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Prosser (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James T. Moss (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Olan Ike Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline E. Livingston (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Teresa Diane Gainey (CHATSWORTH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jimmy Thompson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Depth key to U.S. soccer success

Five to Watch

Overtime

Bush, Armstrong taking their first ride together

Overtime

Bush, Armstrong taking their first ride together
CRAWFORD, Texas - It's not clear whether Lance Armstrong will have to abide by the standard rules for biking with President Bush when the two famously competitive Texans take their first ride together Saturday.

Bush, Armstrong taking their first ride together
CRAWFORD, Texas - It's not clear whether Lance Armstrong will have to abide by the standard rules for biking with President Bush when the two famously competitive Texans take their first ride together Saturday.

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.

Five to Watch

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.

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.

Overtime
In Greenville, S.C., a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning by John Otness scored Chuck Jeroloman as the Greenville Bombers edged the Augusta GreenJackets 4-3 on Friday night at Municipal Stadium.

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.

Overtime
In Greenville, S.C., a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning by John Otness scored Chuck Jeroloman as the Greenville Bombers edged the Augusta GreenJackets 4-3 on Friday night at Municipal Stadium.

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.

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.

Falcons run out of steam
ATLANTA - Looking for an opportunity to grab the Falcons' kickoff return job, DeAndra Cobb dashed from one side of the field to the other Friday night, but Atlanta fell to the Tennessee Titans, 24-21.

Manning eager for second chance at Panthers
ALBANY, N.Y. - When he lines up under center Saturday night at Giants Stadium, Eli Manning will see the same Carolina Panthers defense he saw a year ago when he made his first NFL preseason start.

Manning eager for second chance at Panthers
ALBANY, N.Y. - When he lines up under center Saturday night at Giants Stadium, Eli Manning will see the same Carolina Panthers defense he saw a year ago when he made his first NFL preseason start.

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

Falcons run out of steam
ATLANTA - Looking for an opportunity to grab the Falcons' kickoff return job, DeAndra Cobb dashed from one side of the field to the other Friday night, but Atlanta fell to the Tennessee Titans, 24-21.

Minister's saw leads villagers to crosses
When the Rev. Gerald Varner put together a few metal blades, screws, nuts, bolts, plywood and automotive belts to make nine foot-pedal-powered scroll saws, he had no idea how long they would last or how long the Honduran woodworkers he was trying to help would use them.

Fath digest
Tabernacle Baptist Church will hold a walkathon at 7 a.m. today at the site of its planned family life center across from the church, 1223 Laney-Walker Blvd. A block party with a health fair, DJ, concessions and activities will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Emerging churches broaden experience
Some United Methodist church planters were visiting one of the denomination's larger congregations when the pastor was asked, "What do you think about this emerging church movement?"

Singer puts God first in music, workshops
When singer Jeff Deyo and his band perform, they want to balance reverence with freedom of expression.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Emerging churches broaden experience
Some United Methodist church planters were visiting one of the denomination's larger congregations when the pastor was asked, "What do you think about this emerging church movement?"

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Singer puts God first in music, workshops
When singer Jeff Deyo and his band perform, they want to balance reverence with freedom of expression.

Fath digest
Tabernacle Baptist Church will hold a walkathon at 7 a.m. today at the site of its planned family life center across from the church, 1223 Laney-Walker Blvd. A block party with a health fair, DJ, concessions and activities will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Minister's saw leads villagers to crosses
When the Rev. Gerald Varner put together a few metal blades, screws, nuts, bolts, plywood and automotive belts to make nine foot-pedal-powered scroll saws, he had no idea how long they would last or how long the Honduran woodworkers he was trying to help would use them.

Bull's had a rough ride in his debut

Costas refuses to host show about Natalee Holloway

'Six Feet Under' is laid to rest

Costas refuses to host show about Natalee Holloway
NEW YORK - While some cable TV hosts are making their living off the Natalee Holloway case this summer, Bob Costas is having none of it.

'Six Feet Under' is laid to rest
NEW YORK - Befitting any drama about a family that owns a funeral home, "Six Feet Under" gives itself a graceful send-off to end its five-season run.

Costas refuses to host show about Natalee Holloway
NEW YORK - While some cable TV hosts are making their living off the Natalee Holloway case this summer, Bob Costas is having none of it.

'Six Feet Under' is laid to rest
NEW YORK - Befitting any drama about a family that owns a funeral home, "Six Feet Under" gives itself a graceful send-off to end its five-season run.

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

Jude Law and Sienna Miller spotted together

People in the News

Entertainment weeklies grabbing teens' attention

Courtney Love ordered to 28-day drug treatment

Eminem hospitalized for sleep medication dependency

Defense focused on more mistakes
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's stout defenses in recent years have earned a nasty reputation. First-year defensive coordinator Willie Martinez doesn't want that to change, but he's putting a heavier emphasis this season on creating takeaways.

Defense focused on more mistakes
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's stout defenses in recent years have earned a nasty reputation. First-year defensive coordinator Willie Martinez doesn't want that to change, but he's putting a heavier emphasis this season on creating takeaways.

Defense focused on more mistakes

Former USC standout wants charges dismissed
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Burglary charges against former South Carolina standout Moe Thompson should be dropped, his lawyer said Friday, because the defensive lineman was treated differently by the school because he is black.

Former USC standout wants charges dismissed
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Burglary charges against former South Carolina standout Moe Thompson should be dropped, his lawyer said Friday, because the defensive lineman was treated differently by the school because he is black.

Former USC standout wants charges dismissed

Minister's saw leads villagers to crosses

Fath digest

Faith Calendar

Singer puts God first in music, workshops

Emerging churches broaden experience