Dodgers' Broxton optioned to Suns
Jonathan Broxton had his best outing for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, but Monday, the Dodgers optioned the Waynesboro-native to the Double-A Jacksonville (Fla.) Suns.

Nationals top Mets

Dodgers' Broxton optioned to Suns
Jonathan Broxton had his best outing for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, but Monday, the Dodgers optioned the Waynesboro-native to the Double-A Jacksonville (Fla.) Suns.

Lafayette rallies to win again in Little League World Series

Johnson hasn't performed to Yankees' expectations
NEW YORK - A day after Randy Johnson gave up four home runs in one inning during a loss at Chicago, the Yankees admitted the Big Unit has struggled during his first season in New York.

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.

Johnson hasn't performed to Yankees' expectations
NEW YORK - A day after Randy Johnson gave up four home runs in one inning during a loss at Chicago, the Yankees admitted the Big Unit has struggled during his first season in New York.

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

Dodgers' Broxton optioned to Suns

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.

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

Johnson hasn't performed to Yankees' expectations

Don't bother with the Do-Not-Call list; just do this

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.

Jones' pair beats out Cubs' aces
CHICAGO - It's not often you get to homer off two starting pitchers in one game. Much less ones with devastatingly powerful cannons for right arms.

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.

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

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.

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.

Jones' pair beats out Cubs' aces

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.

Jones' pair beats out Cubs' aces
CHICAGO - It's not often you get to homer off two starting pitchers in one game. Much less ones with devastatingly powerful cannons for right arms.

Delta stock falls with cash levels

Oil prices spur studies for renewable energy sources
LUBBOCK, Texas - As oil prices soar, cow manure is getting more attention as an alternative fuel source, particularly in Texas, the country's biggest producer of cow patties.

Oil prices spur studies for renewable energy sources
LUBBOCK, Texas - As oil prices soar, cow manure is getting more attention as an alternative fuel source, particularly in Texas, the country's biggest producer of cow patties.

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

Markets seesaw ends with modest advances
NEW YORK - Wall Street wobbled through an indecisive session Monday, rallying late in the day and squeezing out a modest gain after the price of oil fell back from $66 a barrel.

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.

Oil prices spur studies for renewable energy sources

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.

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.

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.

Delta stock falls with cash levels
ATLANTA - Shares of Delta Air Lines Inc. continued to slide Monday, after a memo from the company to pilots late Friday warned cash reserves have fallen and last year's agreement seeking to avoid bankruptcy might have to be revisited.

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.

Chinese firm to buy foreign oil producer

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.

Strike causes hub few delays

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.

Strike causes hub few delays
MINNEAPOLIS - All but a handful of Northwest Airlines' flights were leaving on time from its hub early Monday, a day that could bring the most serious test so far of the ability of the nation's fourth biggest airline to cope with a mechanics strike.

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

Ruby Tuesday is heading to south Augusta
South Augusta has a new chain restaurant opening in 2007, and community leaders say it's a real gem.

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.

Adidas CEO avoids limelight, maps strategy

Merchants grow cautious about second half

Whirlpool to acquire Maytag
DES MOINES, Iowa - Maytag Corp. has signed a formal agreement to be acquired by its larger appliance making rival Whirlpool Corp. for more than $1.7 billion in cash and stock, the company said Monday.

Bowdens may develop around well-known plantation

Strike causes hub few delays
MINNEAPOLIS - All but a handful of Northwest Airlines' flights were leaving on time from its hub early Monday, a day that could bring the most serious test so far of the ability of the nation's fourth biggest airline to cope with a mechanics strike.

Nike campaign features 'real women' in ads

Chinese firm to buy foreign oil producer
BEIJING - China's biggest state-owned oil firm has reached an agreement to buy a major oil producer in neighboring Kazakhstan for $4.2 billion - a victory in Beijing's campaign to secure foreign energy supplies for its booming economy.

Chinese firm to buy foreign oil producer
BEIJING - China's biggest state-owned oil firm has reached an agreement to buy a major oil producer in neighboring Kazakhstan for $4.2 billion - a victory in Beijing's campaign to secure foreign energy supplies for its booming economy.

Markets seesaw ends with modest advances

Ruby Tuesday is heading to south Augusta
South Augusta has a new chain restaurant opening in 2007, and community leaders say it's a real gem.

Whirlpool to acquire Maytag

Whirlpool to acquire Maytag
DES MOINES, Iowa - Maytag Corp. has signed a formal agreement to be acquired by its larger appliance making rival Whirlpool Corp. for more than $1.7 billion in cash and stock, the company said Monday.

Ruby Tuesday is heading to south Augusta

Delta stock falls with cash levels
ATLANTA - Shares of Delta Air Lines Inc. continued to slide Monday, after a memo from the company to pilots late Friday warned cash reserves have fallen and last year's agreement seeking to avoid bankruptcy might have to be revisited.

Markets seesaw ends with modest advances
NEW YORK - Wall Street wobbled through an indecisive session Monday, rallying late in the day and squeezing out a modest gain after the price of oil fell back from $66 a barrel.

Paris book vending machines serve up good reading

Oklahoma's Peterson stronger, faster, smarter
NORMAN, Okla. - Adrian Peterson set an NCAA freshman rushing record, was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy and helped Oklahoma reach a second straight BCS title game in 2004 - all without knowing exactly what he was doing.

Shula, Alabama look for tide to turn in '05
Alabama head coach Mike Shula must feel like either the luckiest or unluckiest guy on the planet.

Eagles pleased with move to new home
Football fans across the nation identify Boston College with one desperation pass.

Shula, Alabama look for tide to turn in '05

Eagles pleased with move to new home
Football fans across the nation identify Boston College with one desperation pass.

Eagles pleased with move to new home

Oklahoma's Peterson stronger, faster, smarter

Oklahoma's Peterson stronger, faster, smarter
NORMAN, Okla. - Adrian Peterson set an NCAA freshman rushing record, was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy and helped Oklahoma reach a second straight BCS title game in 2004 - all without knowing exactly what he was doing.

Shula, Alabama look for tide to turn in '05
Alabama head coach Mike Shula must feel like either the luckiest or unluckiest guy on the planet.

Too much good food can have bad effect
Though it's true that some foods might fight disease and help you live longer, many of us forget that just because a food is healthful doesn't mean it's calorie-free. In fact, eating too much of even a healthful food might cancel the benefit it provides.

Do not feed this animal
We've now been treated to some of the most disgusting, degrading details of a serial killer's craft on record. How he killed. How he watched. How it fed his deranged libido.

Do not feed this animal
We've now been treated to some of the most disgusting, degrading details of a serial killer's craft on record. How he killed. How he watched. How it fed his deranged libido.

Why can't they see this?

Larke's better idea

Small solace in gas prices
Georgia motorists, take solace. Yes, it's getting harder and harder to keep digging deeper and deeper into our pockets to pay those soaring gas prices.

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.

Don't curb speed crackdown

Small solace in gas prices

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.

Why can't they see this?
What is it with the American news media?

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.

Small solace in gas prices
Georgia motorists, take solace. Yes, it's getting harder and harder to keep digging deeper and deeper into our pockets to pay those soaring gas prices.

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.

Why can't they see this?
What is it with the American news media?

Do not feed this animal

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

Judge signs Aniston-Pitt divorce papers
LOS ANGELES - A judge has signed off on the divorce of Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, but under California law, the former golden couple's split won't be official until Oct. 2, according to court records obtained Monday.

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

Heidi Klum, enjoying marriage and motherhood
NEW YORK - Heidi Klum prides herself on being practical.

Olivia Newton-John's boyfriend missing
NEW YORK - The Coast Guard says it is investigating the disappearance of Olivia Newton-John's longtime boyfriend, who failed to return from an overnight fishing trip off the California coast seven weeks ago.

Heidi Klum, enjoying marriage and motherhood
NEW YORK - Heidi Klum prides herself on being practical.

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.

Olivia Newton-John's boyfriend missing
NEW YORK - The Coast Guard says it is investigating the disappearance of Olivia Newton-John's longtime boyfriend, who failed to return from an overnight fishing trip off the California coast seven weeks ago.

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.

Judge signs Aniston-Pitt divorce papers
LOS ANGELES - A judge has signed off on the divorce of Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, but under California law, the former golden couple's split won't be official until Oct. 2, according to court records obtained Monday.

Where will Wall Street go?

S&P 500 funds are far from generic

Where will Wall Street go?
NEW YORK - Wall Street's gains from bullish second-quarter earnings are evaporating quickly in the face of near-record crude oil futures and increasing evidence that high gasoline prices are diverting consumers' dollars.

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.

Where will Wall Street go?
NEW YORK - Wall Street's gains from bullish second-quarter earnings are evaporating quickly in the face of near-record crude oil futures and increasing evidence that high gasoline prices are diverting consumers' dollars.

Sanchez breezes through RiverDogs
Augusta GreenJackets catcher Nick Conte has called left-hander Jonathan Sanchez's stuff dirty.

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.

Sanchez breezes through RiverDogs
Augusta GreenJackets catcher Nick Conte has called left-hander Jonathan Sanchez's stuff dirty.

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.

By Jove! Mythology offers wealth of expression

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

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

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.

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.

Augusta's Taylor wins Reno-Tahoe Open

Rick Price wins Xerox Classic

Woods on top of the world again

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

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.

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.

RiverDogs bury Jackets in fifth

Sanchez breezes through RiverDogs

Red Devils must prepare for rushing attack

Red Devils must prepare for rushing attack
Burke County's offensive line. The Bears ran for 396 yards in a 70-0 win against Jenkins County. Burke's six-man line consists of three juniors and three seniors. All three seniors are returning starters.

Red Devils must prepare for rushing attack
Burke County's offensive line. The Bears ran for 396 yards in a 70-0 win against Jenkins County. Burke's six-man line consists of three juniors and three seniors. All three seniors are returning starters.

Don't bother with the Do-Not-Call list; just do this
Want to have fun with a telemarketer? James Hartman does.

Don't bother with the Do-Not-Call list; just do this
Want to have fun with a telemarketer? James Hartman does.

Autopsy on student inconclusive
An autopsy conducted this morning on a 14-year-old Lakeside High School student who died Monday has found no conclusive cause of death, Columbia County Deputy Coroner Vernon Collins said.

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.

Arena football proposed for Augusta
Indoor arena football could return to Augusta. Larry Rogers, the general manager of the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, said today that he has entered preliminary negotiations with the Atlantic Indoor Football League to bring the sport to Augusta.

Education superintendent won't seek third term
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Inez Tenenbaum said Tuesday she will not seek a third term as education superintendent but said it's not the end of her career in politics or helping children.

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

Support River Watch complex
It looks like the new "lifestyle center" planned for River Watch Parkway and the Interstate 20 corridor will be an upscale shopping complex with the charm of Main Street - very different from the traditional strip shopping centers and malls that dot our community.Michael C. Shelton, Augusta

Bush's magic wand changes reality
Americans know by now that the Bush administration disdainfully rejects what it calls the "reality-based community." Charles Heywood, Martinez

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

Support River Watch complex

Bush's magic wand changes reality
Americans know by now that the Bush administration disdainfully rejects what it calls the "reality-based community." Charles Heywood, Martinez

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

Repayment robbed cemetery funds

National chairman was a great man

Bush's magic wand changes reality

Big Oil doesn't need tax breaks

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

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

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

Repayment robbed cemetery funds
The July 31 article about Magnolia Cemetery was lacking in objectivity and misleading, to say the least.Allen W. Johnson, Augusta

Support River Watch complex
It looks like the new "lifestyle center" planned for River Watch Parkway and the Interstate 20 corridor will be an upscale shopping complex with the charm of Main Street - very different from the traditional strip shopping centers and malls that dot our community.Michael C. Shelton, Augusta

Repayment robbed cemetery funds
The July 31 article about Magnolia Cemetery was lacking in objectivity and misleading, to say the least.Allen W. Johnson, Augusta

'Nintendogs' the next best thing to a real pup

Seniors Calendar

Health calendar

Plantronics unveils new Bluetooth stereo headphones

Google revamps desktop search program

Living briefs

Casual Friday is every day for some

Demand grows for cell-phone comics in Japan

New options put wireless e-mail within reach

Parents can have difficulties coping with 'empty nest'

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

Living briefs
As though they didn't have enough to do, many pregnant women find they have to learn a new batch of fashion terms just to go shopping for clothes that will accommodate their growing bellies.

Parents can have difficulties coping with 'empty nest'
Three hundred and ninety-three miles. Nearly seven hours one way. That's what mapquest.com says, anyway.

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.

Demand grows for cell-phone comics in Japan
TOKYO - Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. will almost triple the number of comic books it formats for viewing on cell phones in a move that will make it the No. 1 provider of popular Japanese "manga" comics for cell phones, a company official said Monday.

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?

Demand grows for cell-phone comics in Japan
TOKYO - Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. will almost triple the number of comic books it formats for viewing on cell phones in a move that will make it the No. 1 provider of popular Japanese "manga" comics for cell phones, a company official said Monday.

'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.

Parents can have difficulties coping with 'empty nest'
Three hundred and ninety-three miles. Nearly seven hours one way. That's what mapquest.com says, anyway.

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.

Google revamps desktop search program
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Google Inc. updated its software for searching PC hard drives and the Internet, giving the free program a new look and adding tools that deliver personalized information based on a user's Web surfing habits.

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?

Living briefs
As though they didn't have enough to do, many pregnant women find they have to learn a new batch of fashion terms just to go shopping for clothes that will accommodate their growing bellies.

'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.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

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.

Google revamps desktop search program
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Google Inc. updated its software for searching PC hard drives and the Internet, giving the free program a new look and adding tools that deliver personalized information based on a user's Web surfing habits.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

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.

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Rants and Raves
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Demand grows for dialysis centers

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.

Savannah says incinerator is source of 'green power'
ATLANTA - The trash talking starts Thursday 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.

Jury will hear claims against 'Chronicle'

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.

Five questions

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.

Pupils get high-tech, interactive experience
It's not a video game, but it has the same mesmerizing effect on pupils in Richmond County classrooms while also being educational.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Across Georgia

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

Pastor gives insight into teen's death

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area

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

The week ahead

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

Police use pepper spray on teen during scuffle
AIKEN - Aiken police pepper-sprayed a 16-year-old boy at a high school football game Friday night after he scuffled with officers trying to escort him from the stadium.

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.

Jury will hear claims against 'Chronicle'
A jury can decide whether a former editorial writer for The Augusta Chronicle libeled a 1997 political candidate, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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.

Kid of the Day
Caitlyn Nicole Midla is today's Kid of the Day.

Pastor gives insight into teen's death
Six years ago, she was a beaming young girl singing in his choir. She had a kind heart and a great singing voice, and the Rev. Jimmy Hood said he thought she was pretty enough to be a model.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a Greenville man this month, police said.

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day

Pupils get high-tech, interactive experience
It's not a video game, but it has the same mesmerizing effect on pupils in Richmond County classrooms while also being educational.

Textbook tracker has glitch

Group is working to restore cemetery
They are some of the most influential people in Augusta's history, but they can't help themselves.

Correction

Police use pepper spray on teen during scuffle
AIKEN - Aiken police pepper-sprayed a 16-year-old boy at a high school football game Friday night after he scuffled with officers trying to escort him from the stadium.

Savannah says incinerator is source of 'green power'

Correction
- Karin Gillespie, the author of A Dollar Short: The Bottom Dollar Girls Go Hollywood, will have a book signing at 1 p.m. Sunday at Books-A-Million.

Across the southeast

Textbook tracker has glitch
A computer system for tracking textbooks needs some bugs worked out before it can be used by the Columbia County school system.

Professor tries to unearth secrets of a deadly worm

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a Greenville man this month, police said.

Sanford funding sparks curiosity

Fisherman, 40, disappears in Savannah River
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A fisherman who went under Sunday in the Savannah River as he cast a net for flounder remains missing and is presumed drowned.

400 gather at vigil to pray for recovery

Student dies after walking track
A Lakeside High School student died Monday after walking on the school's track, Columbia County school officials said in a statement.

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.

Group is working to restore cemetery
They are some of the most influential people in Augusta's history, but they can't help themselves.

Across Georgia

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

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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.

Jury will hear claims against 'Chronicle'
A jury can decide whether a former editorial writer for The Augusta Chronicle libeled a 1997 political candidate, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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.

People exposed to gas set to be screened
GRANITEVILLE - Charles Hay visited a doctor after being exposed to chlorine from the Jan. 6 train collision in Graniteville. But that didn't stop him from getting a second opinion.

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

Across the area
A Columbia County Sheriff's Office captain who was fired last week is appealing his termination.

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 Georgia
ATLANTA - A panhandling ban that makes it illegal to ask strangers for food or money in parts of downtown Atlanta was signed into law Monday by Mayor Shirley Franklin.

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

Savannah says incinerator is source of 'green power'
ATLANTA - The trash talking starts Thursday morning.

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

Kid of the Day
Caitlyn Nicole Midla is today's 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.

People exposed to gas set to be screened
GRANITEVILLE - Charles Hay visited a doctor after being exposed to chlorine from the Jan. 6 train collision in Graniteville. But that didn't stop him from getting a second opinion.

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.

Pastor gives insight into teen's death
Six years ago, she was a beaming young girl singing in his choir. She had a kind heart and a great singing voice, and the Rev. Jimmy Hood said he thought she was pretty enough to be a model.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Student dies after walking track
A Lakeside High School student died Monday after walking on the school's track, Columbia County school officials said in a statement.

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.

Textbook tracker has glitch
A computer system for tracking textbooks needs some bugs worked out before it can be used by the Columbia County school system.

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.

Correction
- Karin Gillespie, the author of A Dollar Short: The Bottom Dollar Girls Go Hollywood, will have a book signing at 1 p.m. Sunday at Books-A-Million.

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.

Fisherman, 40, disappears in Savannah River
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A fisherman who went under Sunday in the Savannah River as he cast a net for flounder remains missing and is presumed drowned.

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

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Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A panhandling ban that makes it illegal to ask strangers for food or money in parts of downtown Atlanta was signed into law Monday by Mayor Shirley Franklin.

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.

Student dies after walking track

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

Pupils get high-tech, interactive experience

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.

Fisherman, 40, disappears in Savannah River

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Group is working to restore cemetery

Former Savannah mayor dead at 79

Across South Carolina

Soldier spreads good news of work being done in Iraq

Across the area

Across South Carolina

People exposed to gas set to be screened

School bus drivers test for 'S'

Police use pepper spray on teen during scuffle

Area sees boom of subdivisions

Across the area
A Columbia County Sheriff's Office captain who was fired last week is appealing his termination.

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.

'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

'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.

Synthesizer innovator Robert Moog dies at 71
RALEIGH, N.C. - Robert A. Moog, whose self-named synthesizers turned electric currents into sound, revolutionizing music in the 1960s and opening the wave that became electronica, has died. He was 71.

Synthesizer innovator Robert Moog dies at 71

Synthesizer innovator Robert Moog dies at 71
RALEIGH, N.C. - Robert A. Moog, whose self-named synthesizers turned electric currents into sound, revolutionizing music in the 1960s and opening the wave that became electronica, has died. He was 71.

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.

File-sharing continues on campus

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.

'Best Of' albums changes notion of greatest hits
NEW YORK - A greatest-hits album once stood as a watershed - a milestone chronicling a collection of top-rated hits, culturally significant songs or the end of a stellar career.

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.

'Best Of' albums changes notion of greatest hits
NEW YORK - A greatest-hits album once stood as a watershed - a milestone chronicling a collection of top-rated hits, culturally significant songs or the end of a stellar career.

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.

'Best Of' albums changes notion of greatest hits

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mayfield wins race with fuel strategy

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.

Earnhardt stumbles; Gordon inches to 12th

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
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.

Aaron McKie agrees to join Lakers

Aaron McKie agrees to join Lakers
LOS ANGELES - Free-agent guard Aaron McKie, waived by the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this month, has agreed to terms of a two-year, $5 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Aaron McKie agrees to join Lakers
LOS ANGELES - Free-agent guard Aaron McKie, waived by the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this month, has agreed to terms of a two-year, $5 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Al Lucas left quite a legacy in his short life

Niners return to field after tragedy

Taylor to make preseason debut against Falcons

Branch out for season with knee injury

Even with precautions in place, football can still be deadly

Player's death shakes team

Davis makes practice debut for Panthers

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

Mr. Charlie Gilchrist, Sr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. Robert Parks, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Jones    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Rouse Byrd    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Patricia Gail Ashburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank J. Russo    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Lonnie Blassingame    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Louise V. Jones    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Fay Swan Foreman    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Googe    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. William O. McBrayer    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Rouse Byrd    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Seigler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William O. McBrayer    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Cleven Ryans    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

Ms. Deleatrice Seals    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Fletcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Griner    (NASHVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Fay Swan Foreman    (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Gibbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Rose Mary Rachels    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Gilchrist, Sr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Roy McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Parks, Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Coleman    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Frank J. Russo    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora K. Bly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle M. Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. LaRue Rowland    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Myrtle M. Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Wise    (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Deleatrice Seals    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Jones    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Lonnie Blassingame    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Gibbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Fletcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Googe    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora K. Bly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Patricia Gail Ashburn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Griner    (NASHVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleven Ryans    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Lord Smith    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William Fletcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Wise    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozelle Harper    (PACOIMA, Calif.)

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

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

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

Ms. Louise V. Jones    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Seigler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Rose Mary Rachels    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. LaRue Rowland    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Lord Smith    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mozelle Harper    (PACOIMA, Calif.)

Mr. Matt Rice    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Seigler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Deleatrice Seals (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Miss Rose Mary Rachels (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charlie Gilchrist, Sr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. Roy McNair, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank J. Russo (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Mozelle Harper (PACOIMA, Calif.)

Mrs. Myrtle M. Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. LaRue Rowland (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Ms. Patricia Gail Ashburn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sadie Louise Moore (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. William O. McBrayer (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. William Fletcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Lord Smith (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Fay Swan Foreman (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Griner (NASHVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Gibbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matt Rice (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Clarence Coleman (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Willie Googe (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Lonnie Blassingame (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Jones (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Parks, Jr. (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Rouse Byrd (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Linda Wise (WRENS, Ga.)

Overtime

Vargas eyes rest, De La Hoya

Overtime

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.

Overtime
The Augusta Chronicle will begin collecting weekly statistics for the From The Huddle section this week.

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.

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.

Overtime
The Augusta Chronicle will begin collecting weekly statistics for the From The Huddle section this week.

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.

Niners return to field after tragedy
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Less than 48 hours after their teammate collapsed and died, the San Francisco 49ers went back to work.

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.

Taylor to make preseason debut against Falcons
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Running back Fred Taylor, still recovering from a knee injury, will make his preseason debut Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons.

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.

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.

Davis makes practice debut for Panthers
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Stephen Davis was on the field Monday for the first time at the Carolina Panthers' training camp, participating in a few individual drills. Contact will have to wait at least another day.

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.

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.

Taylor to make preseason debut against Falcons
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Running back Fred Taylor, still recovering from a knee injury, will make his preseason debut Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons.

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.

Davis makes practice debut for Panthers
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Stephen Davis was on the field Monday for the first time at the Carolina Panthers' training camp, participating in a few individual drills. Contact will have to wait at least another day.

Niners return to field after tragedy
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Less than 48 hours after their teammate collapsed and died, the San Francisco 49ers went back to work.

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."

Taylor is suited for bigger, better things

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

Chinese edition of Trump's 'The Apprentice' planned

Chinese edition of Trump's 'The Apprentice' planned
HONG KONG - China will soon have its own version of the extremely capitalist reality TV show "The Apprentice," according to a news report.

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."

Garofalo guest stars as strategist on 'The West Wing'
NEW YORK - Janeane Garofalo will guest star as a controversial media strategist for three episodes on NBC's "The West Wing" this fall.

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."

Garofalo guest stars as strategist on 'The West Wing'

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.

Garofalo guest stars as strategist on 'The West Wing'
NEW YORK - Janeane Garofalo will guest star as a controversial media strategist for three episodes on NBC's "The West Wing" this fall.

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

New cartoons cater to younger children

Chinese edition of Trump's 'The Apprentice' planned
HONG KONG - China will soon have its own version of the extremely capitalist reality TV show "The Apprentice," according to a news report.

Gay rights activist launches talk show

CBS interns help come up with ideas for evening news

Here are seven new TV series to take a look at

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.

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.

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.

People in the News

Athens rock history draws tourists

Heidi Klum, enjoying marriage and motherhood

Olivia Newton-John's boyfriend missing

Judge signs Aniston-Pitt divorce papers

Milton competing for starting job at fullback
ATHENS, Ga. - Down to his last college season, Tony Milton says he will do whatever it takes to get on the field.

Milton competing for starting job at fullback
ATHENS, Ga. - Down to his last college season, Tony Milton says he will do whatever it takes to get on the field.

Milton competing for starting job at fullback

Interest in creative fields requires research
Doctor, lawyer, computer engineer. Or what about dancer, animator or tiger trainer?

Summer reading is no vacation
When the new school year began, teens everywhere were forced to give up the carefree, flip-flop days of summer and trade them for the rigorous, dress-coded days of school.

If relationship is mistake, girl should get out now

Xtreme calendar

Question of the week
Would it be beneficial for schools to teach a class on state laws?

People have different thoughts about what love really means

If relationship is mistake, girl should get out now
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I just recently started a relationship with a guy I've known for a week and a half. I was sure that I liked the guy until I got home (the day of the hook-up) and started thinking about the situation. I just got out of one relationship where I actually loved the guy. I don't want to break up with the guy I'm with now just because "I wasn't thinking." What should I do?

Question of the week

Summer reading is no vacation

People have different thoughts about what love really means
Recently my significant other, Jonathan Borawski, said he loved me. He then asked me how I felt. I don't know whether it is the reporter in me or whether it is the way my parents brought me up - to mean what I say and say what I mean - but I found myself needing to ponder the way I felt, in hopes of giving a correct response.

My style
Shakiyla Brooks, 13, an eighth-grader at C. T. Walker Magnet School.

Lessons from mission trip leave eyes, heart wide open
When the youth director mentioned the mission trip my church was planning, I was excited. I love helping people. Actually, it was more that I love being able to tell everyone that I had done something great for someone unfortunate.

Lessons from mission trip leave eyes, heart wide open
When the youth director mentioned the mission trip my church was planning, I was excited. I love helping people. Actually, it was more that I love being able to tell everyone that I had done something great for someone unfortunate.

Interest in creative fields requires research

People have different thoughts about what love really means
Recently my significant other, Jonathan Borawski, said he loved me. He then asked me how I felt. I don't know whether it is the reporter in me or whether it is the way my parents brought me up - to mean what I say and say what I mean - but I found myself needing to ponder the way I felt, in hopes of giving a correct response.

Xtreme calendar
HOME BASE: The Augusta GreenJackets are in contention for the second half title in the South Atlantic League's South Division as they finish up a home stand with a game at 7:15 p.m. against the Charleston Riverdogs at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Milledge Road. General admission is $6.

Summer reading is no vacation
When the new school year began, teens everywhere were forced to give up the carefree, flip-flop days of summer and trade them for the rigorous, dress-coded days of school.

Lessons from mission trip leave eyes, heart wide open

My style

Xtreme calendar
HOME BASE: The Augusta GreenJackets are in contention for the second half title in the South Atlantic League's South Division as they finish up a home stand with a game at 7:15 p.m. against the Charleston Riverdogs at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Milledge Road. General admission is $6.

Interest in creative fields requires research
Doctor, lawyer, computer engineer. Or what about dancer, animator or tiger trainer?

My style
Shakiyla Brooks, 13, an eighth-grader at C. T. Walker Magnet School.

Question of the week
Would it be beneficial for schools to teach a class on state laws?

If relationship is mistake, girl should get out now
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I just recently started a relationship with a guy I've known for a week and a half. I was sure that I liked the guy until I got home (the day of the hook-up) and started thinking about the situation. I just got out of one relationship where I actually loved the guy. I don't want to break up with the guy I'm with now just because "I wasn't thinking." What should I do?

Benedict XVI's first foreign trip shows interfaith efforts