More county schools kick off their seasons
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of a four-part series previewing Aiken County high school football teams for the 2005 season.

Eight finalists are chosen for $10,000 scholarship
Angie Griffin waited anxiously to see whether her son Tyler would move on as a finalist in the 3-and-younger category in The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing at Fort Discovery.

Residents warned to beware of telephone scams
When Ellora Montgomery answered her phone, she did not recognize the voice on the other end. The anonymous female caller claimed to be a representative from Medicaid.

Library events
AIKEN COUNTY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday

Company is paying for security system for SPCA
Dogs may be man's best friend, but the Aiken County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals also has a friend in BNG America SRC, a prime contractor at Savannah River Site.

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. third Mondays; H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Company is paying for security system for SPCA
Dogs may be man's best friend, but the Aiken County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals also has a friend in BNG America SRC, a prime contractor at Savannah River Site.

Recuperating soldier helps out in library
Since Sgt. Steve Lornitzo started volunteering at Fort Gordon's Woodworth Library, interim librarian Susie Joyner has seen a dramatic change in the place.

Hero of Dixie World Series is a confident hitter
Ben Clark had been dreaming of this moment.

Eight finalists are chosen for $10,000 scholarship
Angie Griffin waited anxiously to see whether her son Tyler would move on as a finalist in the 3-and-younger category in The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing at Fort Discovery.

Recuperating soldier helps out in library
Since Sgt. Steve Lornitzo started volunteering at Fort Gordon's Woodworth Library, interim librarian Susie Joyner has seen a dramatic change in the place.

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

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

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

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

Reunions
Leavelle McMampbell high school 1957: Seeking classmates for a 48-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10; contact Joane Sealy Yeater, P.O. Box 264, Warrenville, SC 29851, or e-mail Jack Wood, j57ewood@bellsouth.net

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

Recreation center events
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

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

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

More county schools kick off their seasons
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of a four-part series previewing Aiken County high school football teams for the 2005 season.

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

Athlete Spotlight: Jacqueline Moyer
There is no off-season for Jacqueline Moyer.

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. third Mondays; H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Residents warned to beware of telephone scams
When Ellora Montgomery answered her phone, she did not recognize the voice on the other end. The anonymous female caller claimed to be a representative from Medicaid.

Library events
AIKEN COUNTY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday

First hotel tax funds are distributed
The list of tourism-promoting groups to receive Aiken County's first round of hotel tax revenues has been approved.

Across the river
IDENTITY THEFT SEMINAR: 5-6 p.m. Tuesday; Medical College of Georgia Auditoria Building, small auditorium room; learn to protect yourself from identity theft; free; R.S.V.P. by phone or online; 721-2040 or www.hccu.coop

County recognizes Wagener's champion jumpers
Double Dutch jump-rope teams from Wagener have made a name for themselves.

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

County recognizes Wagener's champion jumpers
Double Dutch jump-rope teams from Wagener have made a name for themselves.

Reunions
Leavelle McMampbell 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

First hotel tax funds are distributed
The list of tourism-promoting groups to receive Aiken County's first round of hotel tax revenues has been approved.

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

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

Recreation center events
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Pet of the week
Bobby, a 1-year-old Carolina dog and husky mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

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

Athlete Spotlight: Jacqueline Moyer
There is no off-season for Jacqueline Moyer.

Pet of the week
Bobby, a 1-year-old Carolina dog and husky mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Hero of Dixie World Series is a confident hitter
Ben Clark had been dreaming of this moment.

Crimes 'speak now' in matrimonial mysteries

Crimes 'speak now' in matrimonial mysteries
A wedding can be interrupted when anyone who might object to the union is invited to "speak now or forever hold your peace."

How one woman became entangled in the tango
Throughout "Kiss & Tango," author Marina Palmer displays an acute perception of details, nuances, facts, words and circumstances, and an uncanny ability to make them easily understood.

Highlights from this fall's book releases
NEW YORK - As the fall season approaches, the book world is still searching for this year's great American novel.

Local authors have laughs, insight to attract readers

Crimes 'speak now' in matrimonial mysteries
A wedding can be interrupted when anyone who might object to the union is invited to "speak now or forever hold your peace."

Local authors have laughs, insight to attract readers
The Bottom Dollar Girls are back for more laughs and a little heartbreak in A Dollar Short: The Bottom Dollar Girls Go Hollywood, by Augusta resident Karin Gillespie.

How one woman became entangled in the tango
Throughout "Kiss & Tango," author Marina Palmer displays an acute perception of details, nuances, facts, words and circumstances, and an uncanny ability to make them easily understood.

Highlights from this fall's book releases
NEW YORK - As the fall season approaches, the book world is still searching for this year's great American novel.

Highlights from this fall's book releases

How one woman became entangled in the tango

Local authors have laughs, insight to attract readers
The Bottom Dollar Girls are back for more laughs and a little heartbreak in A Dollar Short: The Bottom Dollar Girls Go Hollywood, by Augusta resident Karin Gillespie.

Lafayette rallies to win again in Little League World Series

Baseball notebook
NEW YORK - Injured right fielder Mike Cameron expects to miss the rest of the New York Mets' season while he recovers from a violent collision with teammate Carlos Beltran.

Lafayette rallies to win again in Little League World Series
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Call them the comeback kids.

Lafayette rallies to win again in Little League World Series
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Call them the comeback kids.

Nationals top Mets

Baseball notebook

Nationals top Mets
NEW YORK - The Washington Nationals sent Kris Benson to the showers so fast, he hardly had time to work up a sweat.

Ripken giving league shot at being a grand success

Nationals top Mets
NEW YORK - The Washington Nationals sent Kris Benson to the showers so fast, he hardly had time to work up a sweat.

Ripken giving league shot at being a grand success
ABERDEEN, Md. - When Cal Ripken allowed the Babe Ruth League to affix his name to its largest youth division in 1999, the former Baltimore Orioles star didn't just kick back and wait for the endeavor to become a success.

Baseball notebook
NEW YORK - Injured right fielder Mike Cameron expects to miss the rest of the New York Mets' season while he recovers from a violent collision with teammate Carlos Beltran.

Ripken giving league shot at being a grand success
ABERDEEN, Md. - When Cal Ripken allowed the Babe Ruth League to affix his name to its largest youth division in 1999, the former Baltimore Orioles star didn't just kick back and wait for the endeavor to become a success.

Postcards are reminders of states still left to visit

William Charles Symonds
Darryl and Carla Symonds are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Charles, born March 29, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Benjamin William Brinkley
Benjamin 'Buddy' and Melody Brinkley of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin William, born July 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Shawn Wayne Athon

Gracyn Olivia Turner

William Charles Symonds
Darryl and Carla Symonds are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Charles, born March 29, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elijah Landon Bishop
Joseph and Jennifer Bishop of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Landon, born July 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elijah Landon Bishop
Joseph and Jennifer Bishop of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Landon, born July 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elijah Landon Bishop

Benjamin William Brinkley
Benjamin 'Buddy' and Melody Brinkley of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin William, born July 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

William Charles Symonds

Shawn Wayne Athon
Jami Singletary and Joshua Athon, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Shawn Wayne, born August 1, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Gracyn Olivia Turner
Will and Gigi Turner of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracyn Olivia Turner, born June 8, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Shawn Wayne Athon
Jami Singletary and Joshua Athon, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Shawn Wayne, born August 1, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Gracyn Olivia Turner
Will and Gigi Turner of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracyn Olivia Turner, born June 8, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Benjamin William Brinkley

Estrada to come off disabled list Monday

Braves defeat Padres
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves scored five runs in the eighth inning, helped by two San Diego errors, and rallied to beat the Padres 6-2 Sunday night to salvage a win in the three-game series.

Rookie's debut not so Devine

Braves defeat Padres
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves scored five runs in the eighth inning, helped by two San Diego errors, and rallied to beat the Padres 6-2 Sunday night to salvage a win in the three-game series.

Loss doesn't daunt Devine

Estrada to come off disabled list Monday
ATLANTA - The Braves will activate catcher Johnny Estrada from the disabled list Monday as the team begins a six-game road trip in Chicago, manager Bobby Cox said Sunday.

Braves defeat Padres

Loss doesn't daunt Devine
ATLANTA - When Joey Devine described his performance Saturday in his first major-league relief outing - in which he surrendered the game-winning grand slam to Xavier Nady - as "unbelievable," it wasn't meant as a negative thing.

Loss doesn't daunt Devine
ATLANTA - When Joey Devine described his performance Saturday in his first major-league relief outing - in which he surrendered the game-winning grand slam to Xavier Nady - as "unbelievable," it wasn't meant as a negative thing.

Rookie's debut not so Devine
ATLANTA - Welcome to the show, kid.

Rookie's debut not so Devine
ATLANTA - Welcome to the show, kid.

Estrada to come off disabled list Monday
ATLANTA - The Braves will activate catcher Johnny Estrada from the disabled list Monday as the team begins a six-game road trip in Chicago, manager Bobby Cox said Sunday.

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Free Identity Theft Seminar by Health Center Credit Union; Identity theft, what is it and how do you protect yourself?; 5-6 p.m., MCG Auditoria building; R.S.V.P. by phone or online: 721-2040 or at www.hccu.coop.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 26-Aug. 9. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 26-Aug. 9. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Free Identity Theft Seminar by Health Center Credit Union; Identity theft, what is it and how do you protect yourself?; 5-6 p.m., MCG Auditoria building; R.S.V.P. by phone or online: 721-2040 or at www.hccu.coop.

Merchants grow cautious about second half

Business licenses
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from June 2005:

Bridging the age gap
DALLAS - Visitors to Starwood Montessori School in Frisco, Texas, might mistake 27-year-old Anita Khandpur for one of its energetic, young teachers.

Layoffs at SRS lead employees to new work

Adidas CEO avoids limelight, maps strategy
PORTLAND, Ore. - Plotting strategy in his office 10 miles from the headquarters of archrival Nike Inc., Erich Stamminger contemplates what it's going to take for Adidas to knock Nike off its pedestal as the No. 1 athletic shoe and apparel company in the world.

Nike campaign features 'real women' in ads
PORTLAND, Ore. - It's no longer just rail-thin models who are showing up in fashion magazines and on billboards. Large women, or what are being called "real people," are now gracing ads of companies selling everything from tuna to cellulite cream.

Nike campaign features 'real women' in ads

Business calendar

Business licenses

Bridging the age gap

Bridging the age gap
DALLAS - Visitors to Starwood Montessori School in Frisco, Texas, might mistake 27-year-old Anita Khandpur for one of its energetic, young teachers.

Business briefs

Layoffs at SRS lead employees to new work
Gwen Watts was no secretary. Even when pulling clerical duty and filing paperwork at Savannah River Site.

Richmond County property transfers

Business briefs
With convenient locations galore, it's not hard to see why people rely on major retailers when buying large appliances. They also know they will get sturdy warranties and the assurance that the store will be there if they ever need to make an exchange, lodge a complaint or buy upgrades.

Merchants grow cautious about second half
NEW YORK - As she watches the price of gasoline spike higher, Sarah Wilmes is approaching the breaking point.

Business licenses
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from June 2005:

Merchants grow cautious about second half
NEW YORK - As she watches the price of gasoline spike higher, Sarah Wilmes is approaching the breaking point.

Layoffs at SRS lead employees to new work
Gwen Watts was no secretary. Even when pulling clerical duty and filing paperwork at Savannah River Site.

Adidas CEO avoids limelight, maps strategy
PORTLAND, Ore. - Plotting strategy in his office 10 miles from the headquarters of archrival Nike Inc., Erich Stamminger contemplates what it's going to take for Adidas to knock Nike off its pedestal as the No. 1 athletic shoe and apparel company in the world.

Bowdens may develop around well-known plantation

Bowdens may develop around well-known plantation
THOMASVILLE, Ga. - Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden and two of his sons are part of a group that may develop homes and condominiums on the grounds of a historic plantation in South Georgia.

Paris book vending machines serve up good reading

Nike campaign features 'real women' in ads
PORTLAND, Ore. - It's no longer just rail-thin models who are showing up in fashion magazines and on billboards. Large women, or what are being called "real people," are now gracing ads of companies selling everything from tuna to cellulite cream.

Bowdens may develop around well-known plantation
THOMASVILLE, Ga. - Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden and two of his sons are part of a group that may develop homes and condominiums on the grounds of a historic plantation in South Georgia.

Adidas CEO avoids limelight, maps strategy

Paris book vending machines serve up good reading
PARIS - Readers craving Homer, Baudelaire or Lewis Carroll in the middle of the night can get a quick fix at one of the French capital's five newly installed book vending machines.

Paris book vending machines serve up good reading
PARIS - Readers craving Homer, Baudelaire or Lewis Carroll in the middle of the night can get a quick fix at one of the French capital's five newly installed book vending machines.

Business briefs
With convenient locations galore, it's not hard to see why people rely on major retailers when buying large appliances. They also know they will get sturdy warranties and the assurance that the store will be there if they ever need to make an exchange, lodge a complaint or buy upgrades.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 21, 2005.

Comments cause a commotion

Comments cause a commotion
Call Augusta Commissioner Don Grantham anything. Just don't call him "no gentleman."

Comments cause a commotion
Call Augusta Commissioner Don Grantham anything. Just don't call him "no gentleman."

Preseason picks never come easily

Preseason picks never come easily
Editor's note: Morris News Service writer Adam Van Brimmer has been selected to vote in the weekly Associated Press poll. Here is how he voted this week.

Trojans eye 3rd straight from the top
Here's why Southern California is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason poll:

Trojans eye 3rd straight from the top

Trojans eye 3rd straight from the top
Here's why Southern California is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason poll:

Preseason picks never come easily
Editor's note: Morris News Service writer Adam Van Brimmer has been selected to vote in the weekly Associated Press poll. Here is how he voted this week.

The vision thing

Don't curb speed crackdown

Larke's better idea
A recent study indicates that most American high school students don't believe their curriculum is challenging enough. They want heavier and tougher course loads.

A bold, new partnership
Communities become great because they undertake great initiatives, says Aiken County Councilman Chuck Smith. This is why he and six of his colleagues voted to move ahead on a bold new plan to meld private development with TIF, a South Carolina acronym for Tax Increment Financing (in Georgia, it's Tax Allocation Districts, or TADs).

A bold, new partnership
Communities become great because they undertake great initiatives, says Aiken County Councilman Chuck Smith. This is why he and six of his colleagues voted to move ahead on a bold new plan to meld private development with TIF, a South Carolina acronym for Tax Increment Financing (in Georgia, it's Tax Allocation Districts, or TADs).

Don't curb speed crackdown
What can be so important that a motorist would go 80- to 90-mph or more in a 45-mph speed zone? The answer: nothing.

A bold, new partnership

Don't curb speed crackdown
What can be so important that a motorist would go 80- to 90-mph or more in a 45-mph speed zone? The answer: nothing.

Larke's better idea

The vision thing
Maybe they should take the "special" out of "special purpose local option sales tax."

The vision thing
Maybe they should take the "special" out of "special purpose local option sales tax."

Larke's better idea
A recent study indicates that most American high school students don't believe their curriculum is challenging enough. They want heavier and tougher course loads.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Don Cheadle has finally visited "Hotel Rwanda."

Athens rock history draws tourists
ATHENS, Ga. - The rusty, tin roof is still standing, but not much else remains of the so-called Love Shack, made famous by the B-52s' 1980s pop music hit.

Athens rock history draws tourists
ATHENS, Ga. - The rusty, tin roof is still standing, but not much else remains of the so-called Love Shack, made famous by the B-52s' 1980s pop music hit.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Don Cheadle has finally visited "Hotel Rwanda."

S&P 500 funds are far from generic

S&P 500 funds are far from generic
When your car is running on empty, you pick your filling station based on convenience and, these days, price. That's because gasoline is a commodity: You'll wind up with essentially the same stuff no matter where you buy it.

S&P 500 funds are far from generic
When your car is running on empty, you pick your filling station based on convenience and, these days, price. That's because gasoline is a commodity: You'll wind up with essentially the same stuff no matter where you buy it.

Georgia Tech notebook
ATLANTA - Reggie Ball rarely draws praise for his accuracy.

Georgia Tech notebook
ATLANTA - Reggie Ball rarely draws praise for his accuracy.

Georgia Tech notebook

Can Ripken Baseball Group put new luster in Augusta's diamond?
ABERDEEN, Md. - Chris Livingston takes a new black baseball glove out of its bag and asks his son William if he wants to wear it.

RiverDogs bury Jackets in fifth
A night after providing the spark for Charleston's seven-run, seventh-inning rally, Mario Holmann stole the show again on Sunday night.

RiverDogs bury Jackets in fifth
A night after providing the spark for Charleston's seven-run, seventh-inning rally, Mario Holmann stole the show again on Sunday night.

RiverDogs smack Jackets for seven runs in seventh
As the clock struck 10 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Saturday night, the GreenJackets began the seventh inning with a six-run lead.

RiverDogs smack Jackets for seven runs in seventh
As the clock struck 10 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Saturday night, the GreenJackets began the seventh inning with a six-run lead.

Minor league notebook
The summer baseball void in Columbia will end next year.

Minor league notebook
The summer baseball void in Columbia will end next year.

Can Ripken Baseball Group put new luster in Augusta's diamond?
ABERDEEN, Md. - Chris Livingston takes a new black baseball glove out of its bag and asks his son William if he wants to wear it.

By Jove! Mythology offers wealth of expression

Augusta's Taylor wins Reno-Tahoe Open
RENO, Nev. - Vaughn Taylor of Augusta, Ga., shot an even-par 72 Sunday to survive a late charge by Jonathan Kaye and win his second consecutive Reno-Tahoe Open by three strokes with a tournament-record 21-under par.

Woods, Perry tied as sirens signal storms

Rick Price wins Xerox Classic

Defending champ has six-shot lead in Reno
RENO, Nev. - Defending champion Vaughn Taylor, of Augusta, opened a six-stroke lead in the Reno-Tahoe Open on Saturday, birdieing four of his first five holes en route to 8-under-par 64 and a tournament-record 21-under 195 total.

Augusta's Taylor wins Reno-Tahoe Open

Defending champ has six-shot lead in Reno
RENO, Nev. - Defending champion Vaughn Taylor, of Augusta, opened a six-stroke lead in the Reno-Tahoe Open on Saturday, birdieing four of his first five holes en route to 8-under-par 64 and a tournament-record 21-under 195 total.

Augusta's Taylor wins Reno-Tahoe Open
RENO, Nev. - Vaughn Taylor of Augusta, Ga., shot an even-par 72 Sunday to survive a late charge by Jonathan Kaye and win his second consecutive Reno-Tahoe Open by three strokes with a tournament-record 21-under par.

Golfers, Merion to be tested at U.S. Amateur
ARDMORE, Pa. - The 105th U.S. Amateur will be a test for the 312-player field and Merion Golf Club.

Woods, Perry tied as sirens signal storms
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods had a two-shot lead at the NEC Invitational when storms approached and play was stopped for three hours. He returned to hit three full shots - none of them good - and fell into a tie for the lead Saturday when the third round was suspended.

Woods on top of the world again
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods overcame some shaky putting Sunday by making the one that mattered.

Golf capsules

Rick Price wins Xerox Classic
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Rick Price won his first Nationwide Tour title Sunday, shooting a 1-over 71 for a one-stroke victory over Monday qualifier Andrew Pratt in the inaugural Xerox Classic.

Golfers, Merion to be tested at U.S. Amateur

Defending champ has six-shot lead in Reno

Woods, Perry tied as sirens signal storms
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods had a two-shot lead at the NEC Invitational when storms approached and play was stopped for three hours. He returned to hit three full shots - none of them good - and fell into a tie for the lead Saturday when the third round was suspended.

Golfers, Merion to be tested at U.S. Amateur
ARDMORE, Pa. - The 105th U.S. Amateur will be a test for the 312-player field and Merion Golf Club.

Local stars eye top amateur prize
Each coming off a prestigious tournament victory recently, USC Aiken's Dane Burkhart and Augusta State's Emmett Turner have shown the ability to go low.

Golf capsules
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - Former PGA Tour and USGA administrator David Eger shot 8-under-par 64 on Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with Craig Stadler and Morris Hatalsky in the Boeing Greater Seattle Classic.

Local stars eye top amateur prize

Local stars eye top amateur prize
Each coming off a prestigious tournament victory recently, USC Aiken's Dane Burkhart and Augusta State's Emmett Turner have shown the ability to go low.

Golf capsules
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - Former PGA Tour and USGA administrator David Eger shot 8-under-par 64 on Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with Craig Stadler and Morris Hatalsky in the Boeing Greater Seattle Classic.

Woods on top of the world again

Rick Price wins Xerox Classic
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Rick Price won his first Nationwide Tour title Sunday, shooting a 1-over 71 for a one-stroke victory over Monday qualifier Andrew Pratt in the inaugural Xerox Classic.

Woods on top of the world again
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods overcame some shaky putting Sunday by making the one that mattered.

Minor league notebook

Can Ripken Baseball Group put new luster in Augusta's diamond?

RiverDogs smack Jackets for seven runs in seventh

RiverDogs bury Jackets in fifth

High school football scores

Laney wipes out Butler

Josey wilted under conditions

High school football scores
Scores from Friday's games

Laney wipes out Butler
The Laney football team returned to the field Saturday night without several program icons. No more Dominque Walker. No more Robert Dunn. Or Wayne Canty. Or Corvey Irvin.

High school football scores
Scores from Friday's games

Laney wipes out Butler
The Laney football team returned to the field Saturday night without several program icons. No more Dominque Walker. No more Robert Dunn. Or Wayne Canty. Or Corvey Irvin.

Josey wilted under conditions
Josey fans shouldn't read that much into the 37-7 thrashing from Glenn Hills on Friday night.

Josey wilted under conditions
Josey fans shouldn't read that much into the 37-7 thrashing from Glenn Hills on Friday night.

Postcards are reminders of states still left to visit
"America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it has merely been detected."

Postcards are reminders of states still left to visit
"America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it has merely been detected."

Lakeside student dies at school
A Lakeside High School student died today while walking on the school's track, Columbia County school officials said in a statement.

Baby is found near dead body
A 13-month-old baby was found alive Saturday night next to the badly decomposed body of a woman believed to be the child's mother.

Augusta's Taylor wins Reno-Tahoe Open
RENO, Nev. - Vaughn Taylor of Augusta, Ga., shot an even-par 72 Sunday to survive a late charge by Jonathan Kaye and win his second consecutive Reno-Tahoe Open by three strokes with a tournament-record 21-under par.

Lemon sauce atop pasta is perfect taste for summer
Pasta is a family favorite at my house, but instead of the heavy, meat-based sauces I serve in the cooler months, I serve bowls of pasta laced with fresh pesto, uncooked tomatoes and slivered fresh basil or creamy lemon-infused sauce.

Woods on top of the world again
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods overcame some shaky putting Sunday by making the one that mattered.

National chairman was a great man
I came to the Augusta National Golf Club during the spring of 1964 as a waiter from Myrtle Beach, S.C. I became maitre d' in 1967, and left the club after the 1972 Masters. It was during this period that I met and served and got to know Jack Stephens, who became Augusta National's chairman in 1991. The Rev. Dr. Wesley G. Ellis, Hephzibah

Keep supporting our brave troops
Remember the old saying "Everything changes, but nothing changes"? So many have been beating up on President Bush because of our continued presence in Iraq and other terrorist strongholds in the world. Barbara A. Mohler, North Augusta

National chairman was a great man

Don't destroy dam

Big Oil doesn't need tax breaks

Don't destroy dam
Judy Gordon ("Bluff dam should be demolished," Aug. 19) writes that she "and other concerned citizens and biologists" are in favor of demolishing the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.Keith Shafer, Augusta

Big Oil doesn't need tax breaks
No one needs to tell us that gas prices are at an all-time high. While we are paying these exorbitant prices, oil company profits have soared to new highs. In spite of those companies' newfound wealth at our expense, Congress has just voted to give the oil companies billions more in tax relief under the guise of their new energy bill. With little attention paid to consumer outcries, Congress has just voted to give the oil companies an estimated $1.4 billion to $4 billion in tax breaks. Michael S. Barnes, Augusta

Parents, kids want their summer back
I am writing to express my extreme dissatisfaction with the early start date of Columbia County schools.Stephanie Wilson, Evans

National chairman was a great man
I came to the Augusta National Golf Club during the spring of 1964 as a waiter from Myrtle Beach, S.C. I became maitre d' in 1967, and left the club after the 1972 Masters. It was during this period that I met and served and got to know Jack Stephens, who became Augusta National's chairman in 1991. The Rev. Dr. Wesley G. Ellis, Hephzibah

Cemetery's condition is shameful
From Aug. 5-11, I helped clean up Cedar Grove Cemetery. Cedar Grove is a historical Augusta cemetery founded by Springfield Baptist Church. In 1820, the city allocated 40 acres of land for it.Mattie Mitchell, Augusta

Keep supporting our brave troops
Remember the old saying "Everything changes, but nothing changes"? So many have been beating up on President Bush because of our continued presence in Iraq and other terrorist strongholds in the world. Barbara A. Mohler, North Augusta

Keep supporting our brave troops

Big Oil doesn't need tax breaks
No one needs to tell us that gas prices are at an all-time high. While we are paying these exorbitant prices, oil company profits have soared to new highs. In spite of those companies' newfound wealth at our expense, Congress has just voted to give the oil companies billions more in tax relief under the guise of their new energy bill. With little attention paid to consumer outcries, Congress has just voted to give the oil companies an estimated $1.4 billion to $4 billion in tax breaks. Michael S. Barnes, Augusta

Parents, kids want their summer back
I am writing to express my extreme dissatisfaction with the early start date of Columbia County schools.Stephanie Wilson, Evans

Parents, kids want their summer back

Don't destroy dam
Judy Gordon ("Bluff dam should be demolished," Aug. 19) writes that she "and other concerned citizens and biologists" are in favor of demolishing the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.Keith Shafer, Augusta

Cemetery's condition is shameful
From Aug. 5-11, I helped clean up Cedar Grove Cemetery. Cedar Grove is a historical Augusta cemetery founded by Springfield Baptist Church. In 1820, the city allocated 40 acres of land for it.Mattie Mitchell, Augusta

Cemetery's condition is shameful

'Billgrimage' drawing Clinton fans to Arkansas

Plantronics unveils new Bluetooth stereo headphones

Living briefs

New options put wireless e-mail within reach

'Nintendogs' the next best thing to a real pup

Lapse in manners no excuse for silence

Casual Friday is every day for some

College survival guide

Pastiness finally is accepted as beauty

Spa trends: Local ingredients, exotic influences

Romance in Olde Town

Plantronics unveils new Bluetooth stereo headphones
SAN FRANCISCO - For my money, Bluetooth technology has long been little more than a spotty solution in search of problem. Getting rid of wires around the house is an admirable goal, but Bluetooth-enabled devices invariably cost a bit more, have limited range and require extra connectivity doodads that I've been unwilling pay for.

Spa trends: Local ingredients, exotic influences
NEW YORK - Now that day spas are turning up in airports, malls and beauty salons, destination spas are increasingly offering unique services and products to differentiate themselves from mainstream purveyors of massages and facials.

'Nintendogs' the next best thing to a real pup
From DigiMon to Tamagotchi, there are dozens of choices for the virtual pet lover. The latest, "Nintendogs," ($30, rated E) debuts in the United States next week, exclusively for the Nintendo DS handheld game machine.

Lapse in manners no excuse for silence
Dear Carson: My sister and I were going shopping, and she asked me to meet her at her fiance's house. I had never been to his house, and upon my arrival her fiance just sat on the couch and watched television, not saying one word to me.

Living briefs
Jennifer Curtis and Jonathan Sheets shared a friendship and a faith that brought them together, she said.

College survival guide
There's nothing more exhilarating than moving to a new town, and right now, hundreds of college students are converging on Augusta. Whether you plan to call the Medical College of Georgia, Paine College, Augusta State University or University of South Carolina Aiken your alma mater, you're probably asking yourself the question: What's up with Augusta?

Plantronics unveils new Bluetooth stereo headphones
SAN FRANCISCO - For my money, Bluetooth technology has long been little more than a spotty solution in search of problem. Getting rid of wires around the house is an admirable goal, but Bluetooth-enabled devices invariably cost a bit more, have limited range and require extra connectivity doodads that I've been unwilling pay for.

Pastiness finally is accepted as beauty
During the summer, I used to alternate among three skin colors: ghost white, beet red and spotted. The only hue that eluded me was a rich, buttery mocha. My girlfriends could spend two hours in the sun and glow like golden goddesses. I'd spend 15 minutes in the sun and turn into a speckled trout. After a half-hour, I'd be a red, peeling speckled trout.

Romance in Olde Town
Ten years ago, Birkie and Carol Ayer met at Fox's Lair in Olde Town. It was only fitting that when they were married, the ceremony was held in Olde Town, this time in their new home, a Mediterranean-style house on Broad Street.

Living briefs
Jennifer Curtis and Jonathan Sheets shared a friendship and a faith that brought them together, she said.

'Billgrimage' drawing Clinton fans to Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK - The summer travel season in full swing, the Clinton Presidential Library is drawing 2,000 visitors a day, and a new tourism phenomenon is being seen 115 miles away in the town of Hope: "Billgrimage."

'Billgrimage' drawing Clinton fans to Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK - The summer travel season in full swing, the Clinton Presidential Library is drawing 2,000 visitors a day, and a new tourism phenomenon is being seen 115 miles away in the town of Hope: "Billgrimage."

Casual Friday is every day for some
At Maui Jim Inc., a Peoria, Ill.-based sunglasses manufacturer 40 percent owned by RLI Corp., shorts and parrothead shirts are encouraged year-round despite the chilly winters. The company even sponsors a Shorts for Life contest for its 275 headquarters employees.

Spa trends: Local ingredients, exotic influences
NEW YORK - Now that day spas are turning up in airports, malls and beauty salons, destination spas are increasingly offering unique services and products to differentiate themselves from mainstream purveyors of massages and facials.

New options put wireless e-mail within reach
Q. Everywhere I go I see people checking their e-mail on BlackBerrys, Treos and Pocket PC's. Is it difficult or expensive to get that kind of device and service?

College survival guide
There's nothing more exhilarating than moving to a new town, and right now, hundreds of college students are converging on Augusta. Whether you plan to call the Medical College of Georgia, Paine College, Augusta State University or University of South Carolina Aiken your alma mater, you're probably asking yourself the question: What's up with Augusta?

New options put wireless e-mail within reach
Q. Everywhere I go I see people checking their e-mail on BlackBerrys, Treos and Pocket PC's. Is it difficult or expensive to get that kind of device and service?

Romance in Olde Town
Ten years ago, Birkie and Carol Ayer met at Fox's Lair in Olde Town. It was only fitting that when they were married, the ceremony was held in Olde Town, this time in their new home, a Mediterranean-style house on Broad Street.

Casual Friday is every day for some
At Maui Jim Inc., a Peoria, Ill.-based sunglasses manufacturer 40 percent owned by RLI Corp., shorts and parrothead shirts are encouraged year-round despite the chilly winters. The company even sponsors a Shorts for Life contest for its 275 headquarters employees.

Lapse in manners no excuse for silence
Dear Carson: My sister and I were going shopping, and she asked me to meet her at her fiance's house. I had never been to his house, and upon my arrival her fiance just sat on the couch and watched television, not saying one word to me.

Pastiness finally is accepted as beauty
During the summer, I used to alternate among three skin colors: ghost white, beet red and spotted. The only hue that eluded me was a rich, buttery mocha. My girlfriends could spend two hours in the sun and glow like golden goddesses. I'd spend 15 minutes in the sun and turn into a speckled trout. After a half-hour, I'd be a red, peeling speckled trout.

'Nintendogs' the next best thing to a real pup
From DigiMon to Tamagotchi, there are dozens of choices for the virtual pet lover. The latest, "Nintendogs," ($30, rated E) debuts in the United States next week, exclusively for the Nintendo DS handheld game machine.

Kid of the Day

Five questions
Lisa Spence, of Martinez, spent $64 on gas for her Yukon GMC on Sunday at the Pilot station on River Watch Parkway. And that wasn't even for a full tank. She had a small amount in her tank before she gassed up.

Across the southeast

Across the area
Investigators with the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department said someone set fire to a Hephzibah residence while three people were inside sleeping Friday morning.

Soldier spreads good news of work being done in Iraq
A common gripe about the media's reporting from Iraq has been that it focuses too much on all that goes wrong - explosions, deaths, mayhem - and not enough on what's going right.

Growth surpasses board's 5-year capital outlay plan
It took the Columbia County School System only three years to outgrow its five-year plan.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A police officer is recovering after being shot twice Saturday at a gas station.

Familiar faces fill Senate race
A month from now, voters in Georgia's 22nd Senate District will go to the polls to choose who will fill the seat vacated by Charles Walker after his conviction of multiple federal crimes in June.

The week ahead
Registration for dog obedience and puppy socialization will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Julian Smith Barbecue Pit, 87 Milledge Road. Bring proof of your dog's vaccinations. Do not bring your pet to the registration. For more information, call 736-0186.

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

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Alexia Burch, 21 months, of Augusta.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

400 gather at vigil to pray for recovery

Searching for Tiffany Nelson
Searchers looking for clues into the disappearance of Tiffany Nelson uncovered more bones Saturday that might belong to the 9-year-old girl who vanished 11 years ago.

Former Savannah mayor dead at 79
SAVANNAH, Ga. - J. Curtis Lewis Jr., Savannah's first Republican mayor in a century and one of the city's greatest philanthropists, died early Saturday after a long battle with leukemia. He was 79.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Former Savannah mayor dead at 79

Across South Carolina
COTTAGEVILLE - Authorities think a man shot himself in the head in front of a Cottageville gas station after leading police on a chase through Colleton County.

Sanford funding sparks curiosity

Across the area
Investigators with the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department said someone set fire to a Hephzibah residence while three people were inside sleeping Friday morning.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A police officer is recovering after being shot twice Saturday at a gas station.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Qurianna Jamya Smiley of Augusta.

Sanford funding sparks curiosity
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford says he's not running for president, but his fundraising is bringing up questions from political insiders.

Across Georgia
Land mine in Iraq kills Fort Stewart soldier

Across the area
An autopsy will be performed today on the woman whose badly decomposed body was found Saturday inside a south Augusta apartment beside a living 13-month-old baby.

Many victims won't show up
ATLANTA - Some 300 seats are being set aside for the sentencing of the man behind the deadly 1996 Olympics bombing and two other Atlanta blasts, but only about half the victims of Eric Rudolph's crimes are expected to show up.

School bus drivers test for 'S'
AIKEN - South Carolina school transportation officials are nervous.

Across the southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - More than a dozen applicants to University of North Carolina schools have been rejected because of troubling behavior under guidelines developed in the year since two female students at UNC-Wilmington were killed by male students who stalked them.

Sanford funding sparks curiosity
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford says he's not running for president, but his fundraising is bringing up questions from political insiders.

Many victims won't show up
ATLANTA - Some 300 seats are being set aside for the sentencing of the man behind the deadly 1996 Olympics bombing and two other Atlanta blasts, but only about half the victims of Eric Rudolph's crimes are expected to show up.

Soldier spreads good news of work being done in Iraq

Searching for Tiffany Nelson
Searchers looking for clues into the disappearance of Tiffany Nelson uncovered more bones Saturday that might belong to the 9-year-old girl who vanished 11 years ago.

The week ahead
Registration for dog obedience and puppy socialization will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Julian Smith Barbecue Pit, 87 Milledge Road. Bring proof of your dog's vaccinations. Do not bring your pet to the registration. For more information, call 736-0186.

Familiar faces fill Senate race
A month from now, voters in Georgia's 22nd Senate District will go to the polls to choose who will fill the seat vacated by Charles Walker after his conviction of multiple federal crimes in June.

Across the southeast
TAMPA, Fla. - The Rev. A. Leon Lowry, a civil rights leader who once taught the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and led the desegregation of public facilities in Tampa, Fla., has died at 92.

Growth surpasses board's 5-year capital outlay plan
It took the Columbia County School System only three years to outgrow its five-year plan.

Area sees boom of subdivisions

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Professor tries to unearth secrets of a deadly worm

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area.

Area sees boom of subdivisions
The number is 44, and in terms of houses, that equals 2,180.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Qurianna Jamya Smiley of Augusta.

Across the area
An autopsy will be performed today on the woman whose badly decomposed body was found Saturday inside a south Augusta apartment beside a living 13-month-old baby.

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The Richland County sheriff's office will conduct an internal investigation into the use of pepper spray by two deputies during a melee at a high school football jamboree.

Across the area
Investigators with the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department said someone set fire to a Hephzibah residence while three people were inside sleeping Friday morning.

Former Savannah mayor dead at 79
SAVANNAH, Ga. - J. Curtis Lewis Jr., Savannah's first Republican mayor in a century and one of the city's greatest philanthropists, died early Saturday after a long battle with leukemia. He was 79.

Across Georgia
Land mine in Iraq kills Fort Stewart soldier

Professor tries to unearth secrets of a deadly worm
ATHENS, Ga.- Dan Colley doesn't look like a Brazilian celebrity. The affable New York native doesn't even speak fluent Portuguese.

Across South Carolina
COTTAGEVILLE - Authorities think a man shot himself in the head in front of a Cottageville gas station after leading police on a chase through Colleton County.

400 gather at vigil to pray for recovery
ATLANTA - The daughter of civil rights matriarch Coretta Scott King said Sunday that her mother is continuing a slow recovery from a stroke that left her hospitalized and with limited ability to speak and move.

Across the southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - More than a dozen applicants to University of North Carolina schools have been rejected because of troubling behavior under guidelines developed in the year since two female students at UNC-Wilmington were killed by male students who stalked them.

Demand grows for dialysis centers
For Barbara Morrison, the decision is simple - dialysis or death.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Area sees boom of subdivisions
The number is 44, and in terms of houses, that equals 2,180.

Kid of the Day

Five questions
Lisa Spence, of Martinez, spent $64 on gas for her Yukon GMC on Sunday at the Pilot station on River Watch Parkway. And that wasn't even for a full tank. She had a small amount in her tank before she gassed up.

News you can use

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Familiar faces fill Senate race

Across Georgia

Across Georgia

School bus drivers test for 'S'

Across the area

Professor tries to unearth secrets of a deadly worm
ATHENS, Ga.- Dan Colley doesn't look like a Brazilian celebrity. The affable New York native doesn't even speak fluent Portuguese.

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Alexia Burch, 21 months, of Augusta.

Many victims won't show up

Across the area
An autopsy will be performed today on the woman whose badly decomposed body was found Saturday inside a south Augusta apartment beside a living 13-month-old baby.

Soldier spreads good news of work being done in Iraq
A common gripe about the media's reporting from Iraq has been that it focuses too much on all that goes wrong - explosions, deaths, mayhem - and not enough on what's going right.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The Richland County sheriff's office will conduct an internal investigation into the use of pepper spray by two deputies during a melee at a high school football jamboree.

Where we live

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Searching for Tiffany Nelson

Across South Carolina

Growth surpasses board's 5-year capital outlay plan

Demand grows for dialysis centers

Across the southeast

Across the area

School bus drivers test for 'S'
AIKEN - South Carolina school transportation officials are nervous.

The week ahead

Demand grows for dialysis centers
For Barbara Morrison, the decision is simple - dialysis or death.

Five questions

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

400 gather at vigil to pray for recovery
ATLANTA - The daughter of civil rights matriarch Coretta Scott King said Sunday that her mother is continuing a slow recovery from a stroke that left her hospitalized and with limited ability to speak and move.

NASCAR process is stuck in reverse
There is what makes sense - and there is NASCAR.

NASCAR process is stuck in reverse
There is what makes sense - and there is NASCAR.

Taylor is suited for bigger, better things
It's one thing to win a PGA Tour event. It's another thing to win it so well, the biggest thing you have to worry about is not losing it.

Taylor is suited for bigger, better things
It's one thing to win a PGA Tour event. It's another thing to win it so well, the biggest thing you have to worry about is not losing it.

By Jove! Mythology offers wealth of expression
Recently I was speaking on the phone with a pleasant, and well-educated, caller who, at one point, modestly cast off something she had just related, saying she was probably a Cassandra whom people wouldn't believe anyway.

By Jove! Mythology offers wealth of expression
Recently I was speaking on the phone with a pleasant, and well-educated, caller who, at one point, modestly cast off something she had just related, saying she was probably a Cassandra whom people wouldn't believe anyway.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

'40-year-old Virgin' tops box office
LOS ANGELES - Steve Carell scored in his maiden voyage as a leading man, with his comedy "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" taking in $20.6 million to debut at the top of the box office.

'40-year-old Virgin' tops box office
LOS ANGELES - Steve Carell scored in his maiden voyage as a leading man, with his comedy "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" taking in $20.6 million to debut at the top of the box office.

'40-year-old Virgin' tops box office

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

File-sharing continues on campus

Dr. John keeps coming back to 'N'Awlinz'
NEW ORLEANS - They call him a Louis Armstrong for a reason. The voice of hoodoo rocker and piano professor Dr. John is deep and groggy - just like Satchmo's. Both were child prodigies. Both loved New Orleans food and showed it.

Celeb Q&A with singer Lizz Wright
NEW YORK - Even curled up in a chair wearing sweats, Lizz Wright exudes an almost regal elegance that distinguishes her from the crowd.

Celeb Q&A with singer Lizz Wright
NEW YORK - Even curled up in a chair wearing sweats, Lizz Wright exudes an almost regal elegance that distinguishes her from the crowd.

File-sharing continues on campus
LOS ANGELES - As a college freshman, Will Mount feasted on the free but mostly illegal music available through online file-sharing software such as Kazaa.

Dr. John keeps coming back to 'N'Awlinz'
NEW ORLEANS - They call him a Louis Armstrong for a reason. The voice of hoodoo rocker and piano professor Dr. John is deep and groggy - just like Satchmo's. Both were child prodigies. Both loved New Orleans food and showed it.

Celeb Q&A with singer Lizz Wright

File-sharing continues on campus
LOS ANGELES - As a college freshman, Will Mount feasted on the free but mostly illegal music available through online file-sharing software such as Kazaa.

Dr. John keeps coming back to 'N'Awlinz'

Earnhardt stumbles; Gordon inches to 12th
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. needed a big finish to get back into contention for the Chase for the Nextel Cup. He didn't get it.

Rain can't drown out Nemecheck's parade

Earnhardt stumbles; Gordon inches to 12th

What a gas: Mayfield gambles for first win
BROOKLYN, Mich. - From the very start, Sunday's GFS Marketplace 400 was a gamble for Jeremy Mayfield. His engine was on the verge of boiling over all afternoon, and his gas tank was on fumes during the final laps.

Penske racers claim top spots

Mayfield wins race with fuel strategy
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Jeremy Mayfield came out on top of a chaotic race Sunday, running the last 52 laps on a single tank of fuel and winning his first NASCAR Nextel Cup race of this season.

What a gas: Mayfield gambles for first win

Mayfield wins race with fuel strategy

What a gas: Mayfield gambles for first win
BROOKLYN, Mich. - From the very start, Sunday's GFS Marketplace 400 was a gamble for Jeremy Mayfield. His engine was on the verge of boiling over all afternoon, and his gas tank was on fumes during the final laps.

Mayfield wins race with fuel strategy
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Jeremy Mayfield came out on top of a chaotic race Sunday, running the last 52 laps on a single tank of fuel and winning his first NASCAR Nextel Cup race of this season.

Rain can't drown out Nemecheck's parade
BROOKLYN, Mich. - The dark cloud that's followed Joe Nemechek all season finally allowed a ray of hope Saturday.

Penske racers claim top spots
FOUNTAIN, Colo. - Helio Castroneves walked into the room with a huge grin, put one hand on Sam Hornish Jr.'s shoulder, then started pumping his fist.

Penske racers claim top spots
FOUNTAIN, Colo. - Helio Castroneves walked into the room with a huge grin, put one hand on Sam Hornish Jr.'s shoulder, then started pumping his fist.

Rain can't drown out Nemecheck's parade
BROOKLYN, Mich. - The dark cloud that's followed Joe Nemechek all season finally allowed a ray of hope Saturday.

Earnhardt stumbles; Gordon inches to 12th
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. needed a big finish to get back into contention for the Chase for the Nextel Cup. He didn't get it.

Even with precautions in place, football can still be deadly

Al Lucas left quite a legacy in his short life

Player's death shakes team

Falcons looking for good returns

No deal means Gates will miss season opener

Branch out for season with knee injury

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora K. Bly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Patricia Gail Ashburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: William E. "Bill" Knotts Jr.
Family and friends of former seven-term Williston mayor and state Sen. William E. "Bill" Knotts Jr. remember him as a caring family man and key figure in developing and improving the small Barnwell County town he loved.

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora K. Bly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie R. Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Fletcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Phyllis Davenport    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Eddie R. Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Fletcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Nordyke    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Ms. Patricia Gail Ashburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eva Gibbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Willie Googe    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. LaRue Rowland    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Nordyke    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Ms. Louise V. Jones    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Cleven Ryans    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie "Billie" Googe    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. LaRue Rowland    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Carl D. Holliday    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. John E. Greer    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Lord Smith    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. William B. Collins    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary H. Demons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Davenport    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Fletcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eva Gibbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Willie Googe    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Cleven Ryans    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mozelle Harper    (PACOIMA, Calif.)

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

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

Mrs. Willie "Billie" Googe    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. John E. Greer    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony R. Gregory    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Griner    (NASHVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Seigler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Louise V. Jones    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tony R. Gregory    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Griner    (NASHVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozelle Harper    (PACOIMA, Calif.)

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

Mrs. Betty Lord Smith    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. William E. Knotts, Jr.    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret O. Owings    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John E. Greer    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia C. Castiglione    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Gibbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Seigler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Davenport    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margaret O. Owings    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Alice Dryer    (NEWNAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Dryer    (NEWNAN, Ga.)

Mr. William E. Knotts, Jr.    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Featured obituary: William E. "Bill" Knotts Jr.
Family and friends of former seven-term Williston mayor and state Sen. William E. "Bill" Knotts Jr. remember him as a caring family man and key figure in developing and improving the small Barnwell County town he loved.

Mrs. Eva Gibbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John E. Greer    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia C. Castiglione    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Carl D. Holliday    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. William E. Knotts, Jr.    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Phyllis Davenport    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Betty Lord Smith (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Dryer (NEWNAN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Nordyke (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. John E. Greer (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Willie "Billie" Googe (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. John E. Greer (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Dora K. Bly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl D. Holliday (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Seigler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eva Gibbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozelle Harper (PACOIMA, Calif.)

Mr. Clarence Coleman (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Patricia Gail Ashburn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Davenport (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Griner (NASHVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Coleman (THOMSON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: William E. "Bill" Knotts Jr.

Mr. Matt Rice (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Eddie R. Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony R. Gregory (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary H. Demons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Googe (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Gibbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William B. Collins (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Ms. Louise V. Jones (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Cleven Ryans (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Matt Rice (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William E. Knotts, Jr. (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret O. Owings (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Phyllis Davenport (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. LaRue Rowland (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William Fletcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Julia C. Castiglione (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Don't vote for a new SPLOST - vote for new Augusta commissioners
Despite the need to address a number of serious issues with a fifth round of SPLOST, it does not appear that one will be approved in the near future.

Don't vote for a new SPLOST - vote for new Augusta commissioners
Despite the need to address a number of serious issues with a fifth round of SPLOST, it does not appear that one will be approved in the near future.

Don't vote for a new SPLOST - vote for new Augusta commissioners
Despite the need to address a number of serious issues with a fifth round of SPLOST, it does not appear that one will be approved in the near future.

Area sports announcements

Energy cycle

Federer, Roddick advance to Cincinnati Masters final

Vargas eyes rest, De La Hoya

Overtime

Overtime

Energy cycle
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFFEnergy cycleCyclists make their way down Broad Street during the Augusta Cyclismo on Saturday afternoon. The event concludes today with the Georgia State Road Racing Championship.

Energy cycle
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFFEnergy cycleCyclists make their way down Broad Street during the Augusta Cyclismo on Saturday afternoon. The event concludes today with the Georgia State Road Racing Championship.

Overtime
The Augusta Chronicle will begin collecting weekly statistics for the From The Huddle section this week. Coaches are requested to either fax information to (706) 823-3408 or email jeff.sentell@augustachronicle.com.

Vargas eyes rest, De La Hoya
ROSEMONT, Ill. - With his left cheek swollen after Saturday's victory, Fernando Vargas is looking forward to rest and a possible rematch with Oscar De La Hoya.

Federer, Roddick advance to Cincinnati Masters final
MASON, Ohio - Heat. Wind. Thunder. Drizzle. Roger Federer took everything that the afternoon and Robby Ginepri, of Marietta, Ga., could throw at him, and found a way to overcome it.

Area sports 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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Federer, Roddick advance to Cincinnati Masters final
MASON, Ohio - Heat. Wind. Thunder. Drizzle. Roger Federer took everything that the afternoon and Robby Ginepri, of Marietta, Ga., could throw at him, and found a way to overcome it.

Vargas eyes rest, De La Hoya
ROSEMONT, Ill. - With his left cheek swollen after Saturday's victory, Fernando Vargas is looking forward to rest and a possible rematch with Oscar De La Hoya.

Area sports 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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Overtime
In South Williamsport, Pa., Kalen Pimentel tied a Little League World Series record for a regulation, six-inning game with 18 strikeouts to lead Rancho Bueno Vista of Vista, Calif., to a 7-2 victory over Owensboro (Ky.) Southern.

Overtime
In South Williamsport, Pa., Kalen Pimentel tied a Little League World Series record for a regulation, six-inning game with 18 strikeouts to lead Rancho Bueno Vista of Vista, Calif., to a 7-2 victory over Owensboro (Ky.) Southern.

Overtime
The Augusta Chronicle will begin collecting weekly statistics for the From The Huddle section this week. Coaches are requested to either fax information to (706) 823-3408 or email jeff.sentell@augustachronicle.com.

Big fish
Tyler Spence, 8, of Martinez, hoped for something big when he baited a stout line with a live bluegill he caught while camping with his parents, Alan and Leslie Spence, at Thurmond Lake"s Modoc Campground.

Big fish

Outdoors calendar

Big fish
Tyler Spence, 8, of Martinez, hoped for something big when he baited a stout line with a live bluegill he caught while camping with his parents, Alan and Leslie Spence, at Thurmond Lake"s Modoc Campground.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Deer baiting debate rages on
Yet another showdown is brewing in the perennial battle over whether Georgians should be allowed to shoot deer over bait.

Deer baiting debate rages on
Yet another showdown is brewing in the perennial battle over whether Georgians should be allowed to shoot deer over bait.

No deal means Gates will miss season opener
SAN DIEGO - Antonio Gates didn't meet the San Diego Chargers' ultimatum to sign a contract by Saturday afternoon, meaning the defending AFC West champions will be without their All-Pro tight end for at least the season opener against Dallas.

Branch out for season with knee injury
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers safety Colin Branch will miss the entire season because of a knee injury during Carolina's preseason loss to the New York Giants.

Falcons looking for good returns
ATLANTA - Most kick returners abide by a simple philosophy.

Al Lucas left quite a legacy in his short life
MACON, Ga. - Al Lucas never forgot where he came from. Even after he went off to play pro football, Northeast High School kept pulling him home.

Even with precautions in place, football can still be deadly
Shortly after 300-pound lineman Al Lucas broke his neck during an Arena League game and died in April, Paul Tagliabue and Gene Upshaw sat down to discuss whether anything more could be done to prevent deaths in their game.

Even with precautions in place, football can still be deadly
Shortly after 300-pound lineman Al Lucas broke his neck during an Arena League game and died in April, Paul Tagliabue and Gene Upshaw sat down to discuss whether anything more could be done to prevent deaths in their game.

No deal means Gates will miss season opener
SAN DIEGO - Antonio Gates didn't meet the San Diego Chargers' ultimatum to sign a contract by Saturday afternoon, meaning the defending AFC West champions will be without their All-Pro tight end for at least the season opener against Dallas.

Player's death shakes team
DENVER - Shaken San Francisco 49ers teammates awaited word Sunday on what caused offensive lineman Thomas Herrion to collapse in the locker room and die shortly after an exhibition game against the Denver Broncos on Saturday night.

Falcons looking for good returns
ATLANTA - Most kick returners abide by a simple philosophy.

Branch out for season with knee injury
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers safety Colin Branch will miss the entire season because of a knee injury during Carolina's preseason loss to the New York Giants.

Al Lucas left quite a legacy in his short life
MACON, Ga. - Al Lucas never forgot where he came from. Even after he went off to play pro football, Northeast High School kept pulling him home.

Player's death shakes team
DENVER - Shaken San Francisco 49ers teammates awaited word Sunday on what caused offensive lineman Thomas Herrion to collapse in the locker room and die shortly after an exhibition game against the Denver Broncos on Saturday night.

Benedict XVI's first foreign trip shows interfaith efforts
COLOGNE, Germany - He sailed the Rhine to fish for souls, spoke frankly to Muslims about terrorism, celebrated Mass for a million to African drums and Indian sitars, and, in his soft, clear voice, urged Christians and Jews to "love one another."

Benedict XVI's first foreign trip shows interfaith efforts
COLOGNE, Germany - He sailed the Rhine to fish for souls, spoke frankly to Muslims about terrorism, celebrated Mass for a million to African drums and Indian sitars, and, in his soft, clear voice, urged Christians and Jews to "love one another."

Deer baiting debate rages on

Taylor is suited for bigger, better things

NASCAR process is stuck in reverse

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
This is a show you may not want to see. It is hard to spend four hours with a documentary that exhaustively chronicles our nation's mistakes leading up to one terrible day... then recaptures that day, moment by moment.

Gay rights activist launches talk show
NEW YORK - For the second episode of her new talk show, Elizabeth Birch welcomed a guest she knew much of her audience would have preferred shouting at instead of listening to.

Danny Pino heats up 'Cold Case'
BURBANK, Calif. - Like the unsolved crimes he investigates, Detective Scotty Valens has a hidden past.

Gay rights activist launches talk show

New cartoons cater to younger children
ATLANTA - Cartoon Network is plenty popular with school-age children. Now they're coming for the babies.

ABC sets 'Dancing' rematch for Kelly and John

ABC sets 'Dancing' rematch for Kelly and John
Kelly Monaco and John O'Hurley will return for a rematch of the "Dancing with the Stars" finale, ABC announced Thursday. The encore performance, dubbed a "dance-off," will air Sept. 20 (8:30 p.m.) with a results show set for Sept. 22.

New cartoons cater to younger children

CBS interns help come up with ideas for evening news
NEW YORK - The interns at CBS News were given a challenging assignment this summer: develop ideas for a new "CBS Evening News" format.

CBS interns help come up with ideas for evening news

Here are seven new TV series to take a look at
NEW YORK - You say you like a drama where aliens imperil planet Earth? Well, brace yourself for three new intruders: ABC's "Invasion," CBS' "Threshold" and NBC's "Surface."

Here are seven new TV series to take a look at

ABC sets 'Dancing' rematch for Kelly and John
Kelly Monaco and John O'Hurley will return for a rematch of the "Dancing with the Stars" finale, ABC announced Thursday. The encore performance, dubbed a "dance-off," will air Sept. 20 (8:30 p.m.) with a results show set for Sept. 22.

Gay rights activist launches talk show
NEW YORK - For the second episode of her new talk show, Elizabeth Birch welcomed a guest she knew much of her audience would have preferred shouting at instead of listening to.

Danny Pino heats up 'Cold Case'
BURBANK, Calif. - Like the unsolved crimes he investigates, Detective Scotty Valens has a hidden past.

CBS interns help come up with ideas for evening news
NEW YORK - The interns at CBS News were given a challenging assignment this summer: develop ideas for a new "CBS Evening News" format.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
This is a show you may not want to see. It is hard to spend four hours with a documentary that exhaustively chronicles our nation's mistakes leading up to one terrible day... then recaptures that day, moment by moment.

Here are seven new TV series to take a look at
NEW YORK - You say you like a drama where aliens imperil planet Earth? Well, brace yourself for three new intruders: ABC's "Invasion," CBS' "Threshold" and NBC's "Surface."

Danny Pino heats up 'Cold Case'

New cartoons cater to younger children
ATLANTA - Cartoon Network is plenty popular with school-age children. Now they're coming for the babies.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Athens rock history draws tourists

People in the News

Martinez gets chance at Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - When Mark Richt had to look for a new defensive coordinator in January, he didn't stage a national or even regional search.

Martinez gets chance at Georgia

'Dogs receive second No. 13 rank from AP
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia checked in at 13th in the Associ-ated Press preseason media poll that was released Saturday, the same spot where the Bulldogs landed in the USA Today coaches' poll earlier this month.

'Dogs receive second No. 13 rank from AP
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia checked in at 13th in the Associ-ated Press preseason media poll that was released Saturday, the same spot where the Bulldogs landed in the USA Today coaches' poll earlier this month.

'Dogs receive second No. 13 rank from AP

Martinez gets chance at Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - When Mark Richt had to look for a new defensive coordinator in January, he didn't stage a national or even regional search.

Adult literacy sites

Company is paying for security system for SPCA

Athlete Spotlight: Jacqueline Moyer

Events

Recreation center events

Pet of the week

First hotel tax funds are distributed

Residents warned to beware of telephone scams

More county schools kick off their seasons

Meetings

Eight finalists are chosen for $10,000 scholarship

Furnishings are restored to historic house

Library events

Events

Recuperating soldier helps out in library

Reunions

This week

CSRA Bridge results

Across the river

County recognizes Wagener's champion jumpers

Hero of Dixie World Series is a confident hitter

Benedict XVI's first foreign trip shows interfaith efforts