New soccer coach at USC Aiken has to move quickly
Susan Vodicka, the new women's soccer coach at the University of South Carolina Aiken, hasn't coached a game yet, but the clock already is working against her.

RECing Crew is ready to kick off its season
As Pam Stickler listed the activities of the RECing Crew, North Augusta's special leisure and recreation program that she organized, the popular ones were obvious.

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Kmart Shopping Center in North Augusta, the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Across the river
BOOK SIGNING: 1-3 p.m. Saturday; Family Christian Store, 204 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; with Shirley Mitchell, Dr. J. Ron Eaker; 737-0782

Banksia has seen many occupants
Banksia, home to the Aiken County Historical Museum since 1984, features more than 30 museum exhibits on three floors and boasts a rich history and distinct architectural style.

Around the block
Aiken County's Help Line will hold an informational seminar for sixth-graders and their parents at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The seminar will help pupils prepare for middle school and learn what resources are available. For more information, call 641-4143.

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

This week
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

School lunch menu
AIKEN COUNTY TODAY: Juice, cereal, whole wheat toast and milk

RECing Crew is ready to kick off its season
As Pam Stickler listed the activities of the RECing Crew, North Augusta's special leisure and recreation program that she organized, the popular ones were obvious.

Around the block
Aiken County's Help Line will hold an informational seminar for sixth-graders and their parents at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The seminar will help pupils prepare for middle school and learn what resources are available. For more information, call 641-4143.

New soccer coach at USC Aiken has to move quickly
Susan Vodicka, the new women's soccer coach at the University of South Carolina Aiken, hasn't coached a game yet, but the clock already is working against her.

Aiken officer donates monetary award to United Way
If you're going to donate $1,500 to a charity, you might as well give it to one that can help as many people as possible. That's Lynn Ghant's theory, anyway.

Bulldogs, Trojans loaded with experience
LAST SEASON: With an overall record of 6-5, the Bulldogs took a first-round exit in the Class AA state playoffs.

Donation could save lives under fire
Jamie Turner has trouble hearing out of his left ear, and the deep scar on his face often draws stares.

Aiken officer donates monetary award to United Way
If you're going to donate $1,500 to a charity, you might as well give it to one that can help as many people as possible. That's Lynn Ghant's theory, anyway.

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

Donation could save lives under fire
Jamie Turner has trouble hearing out of his left ear, and the deep scar on his face often draws stares.

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

Banksia has seen many occupants
Banksia, home to the Aiken County Historical Museum since 1984, features more than 30 museum exhibits on three floors and boasts a rich history and distinct architectural style.

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Kmart Shopping Center in North Augusta, the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Bulldogs, Trojans loaded with experience
LAST SEASON: With an overall record of 6-5, the Bulldogs took a first-round exit in the Class AA state playoffs.

School lunch menu
AIKEN COUNTY TODAY: Juice, cereal, whole wheat toast and milk

Human cadaver exhibit breaks museum records

Human cadaver exhibit breaks museum records
TAMPA, Fla. - More than 12,000 people came to the Museum of Science and Industry in the first four days of a controversial exhibit featuring preserved human cadavers and body parts, shattering previous attendance records.

Human cadaver exhibit breaks museum records
TAMPA, Fla. - More than 12,000 people came to the Museum of Science and Industry in the first four days of a controversial exhibit featuring preserved human cadavers and body parts, shattering previous attendance records.

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.

Gooden sought by police after fleeing Tampa traffic stop
TAMPA, Fla. - Former baseball star Dwight Gooden was being sought by police Tuesday on a felony warrant after he allegedly drove away from an officer who stopped him on suspicion of drunken driving.

Gooden sought by police after fleeing Tampa traffic stop

Gooden sought by police after fleeing Tampa traffic stop
TAMPA, Fla. - Former baseball star Dwight Gooden was being sought by police Tuesday on a felony warrant after he allegedly drove away from an officer who stopped him on suspicion of drunken driving.

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.

Johnson hasn't performed to Yankees' expectations

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.

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.

Dodgers' Broxton optioned to Suns

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

Cubs blast Braves pitching for 10 runs

Francoeur on 'Sports Illustrated' cover
CHICAGO -- Copies of the world's most famous sports magazine began circulating inside the Wrigley Field visitor's clubhouse at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Cubs blast Braves pitching for 10 runs
CHICAGO - So much for resounding rebounds from Atlanta pitchers John Thomson and Joey Devine.

Francoeur on 'Sports Illustrated' cover

Cubs blast Braves pitching for 10 runs
CHICAGO - So much for resounding rebounds from Atlanta pitchers John Thomson and Joey Devine.

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.

Jones' pair beats out Cubs' aces

Francoeur on 'Sports Illustrated' cover
CHICAGO -- Copies of the world's most famous sports magazine began circulating inside the Wrigley Field visitor's clubhouse at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday.

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.

New plant waiting on land swap

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.

Experts say rising gas prices spur thefts, violence

Oil prices spur studies for renewable energy sources

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.

Markets seesaw ends with modest advances

Oil prices, home sales send markets lower
NEW YORK - Investors retreated Tuesday, sending stocks moderately lower as existing home sales slid and volatile oil prices intensified Wall Street's summer malaise.

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.

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.

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.

Experts say rising gas prices spur thefts, violence
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The death of an Alabama service station owner illustrates the point that a gasoline industry group makes over and over to its members: Losing money during a drive-off isn't worth losing your life.

Oil prices, home sales send markets lower

New plant waiting on land swap
A year after its announcement, there's little sign that a major new employer is on its way to Aiken County, but that could soon change.

Strike causes hub few delays

Experts say rising gas prices spur thefts, violence
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The death of an Alabama service station owner illustrates the point that a gasoline industry group makes over and over to its members: Losing money during a drive-off isn't worth losing your life.

Delta stock falls with cash levels

Oil prices, home sales send markets lower
NEW YORK - Investors retreated Tuesday, sending stocks moderately lower as existing home sales slid and volatile oil prices intensified Wall Street's summer malaise.

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.

New plant waiting on land swap
A year after its announcement, there's little sign that a major new employer is on its way to Aiken County, but that could soon change.

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.

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.

Chinese firm to buy foreign oil producer

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.

Ruby Tuesday is heading to south Augusta

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Healthy Devils hungry for wins

Razorbacks ready to start new bowl streak

Healthy Devils hungry for wins
Five quarters. Duke's Phillip Alexander spits out the words between clenched teeth, like a man finally giving up the goods after hours of interrogation.

Tennessee set to retire famous numbers
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Three of Tennessee's greatest football players will have their numbers retired this season, university officials announced Tuesday as part of plans to honor the program's achievements.

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

Auburn searching for next Ronnie Brown

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

Tennessee set to retire famous numbers
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Three of Tennessee's greatest football players will have their numbers retired this season, university officials announced Tuesday as part of plans to honor the program's achievements.

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.

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.

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

Tennessee set to retire famous numbers

Razorbacks ready to start new bowl streak
Give Arkansas coach Houston Nutt credit for one thing. He knows how to turn a bitter disappointment into a motivational tool.

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.

Razorbacks ready to start new bowl streak
Give Arkansas coach Houston Nutt credit for one thing. He knows how to turn a bitter disappointment into a motivational tool.

Auburn searching for next Ronnie Brown
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn is searching for another Ronnie Brown - or at least a speedy running back who can block, catch passes and otherwise flourish in a two-tailback backfield.

Healthy Devils hungry for wins
Five quarters. Duke's Phillip Alexander spits out the words between clenched teeth, like a man finally giving up the goods after hours of interrogation.

Shula, Alabama look for tide to turn in '05

Auburn searching for next Ronnie Brown
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn is searching for another Ronnie Brown - or at least a speedy running back who can block, catch passes and otherwise flourish in a two-tailback backfield.

Oklahoma's Peterson stronger, faster, smarter

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.

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

A noble settlement
The financial settlement in the Graniteville train wreck disaster is a heartening exception to the adage that the wheels of justice grind slowly.

Do not feed this animal

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?

A noble settlement

Health care setback
When a giant, seemingly impersonal pharmaceutical firm is sued by an all-too-human family who believes their loved one died of a heart attack as a result of taking the company's pain-killing drug, whom do you think a compassionate jury is going to rule in favor of?

A noble settlement
The financial settlement in the Graniteville train wreck disaster is a heartening exception to the adage that the wheels of justice grind slowly.

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.

Health care setback
When a giant, seemingly impersonal pharmaceutical firm is sued by an all-too-human family who believes their loved one died of a heart attack as a result of taking the company's pain-killing drug, whom do you think a compassionate jury is going to rule in favor of?

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.

Small solace in gas prices

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?
What is it with the American news media?

Health care setback

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.

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.

Actress has accident while trying to elude paparazzi
LOS ANGELES - Scarlett Johansson was involved in an accident last week trying to duck photographers who had tracked her to a Disneyland parking lot, her publicist said.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova is not only rising in the rankings, she's also getting taller.

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

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.

Actress has accident while trying to elude paparazzi
LOS ANGELES - Scarlett Johansson was involved in an accident last week trying to duck photographers who had tracked her to a Disneyland parking lot, her publicist said.

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
NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova is not only rising in the rankings, she's also getting taller.

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.

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.

Where will Wall Street go?

A savory way to have an apple a day

A savory way to have an apple a day
Lazy, leisurely days or holiday weekends, there's time for a little light cooking to make a special breakfast or brunch. One way to savor your apple a day is to use the fruit in simple pancakes or omelet variations.

A savory way to have an apple a day
Lazy, leisurely days or holiday weekends, there's time for a little light cooking to make a special breakfast or brunch. One way to savor your apple a day is to use the fruit in simple pancakes or omelet variations.

Small bites

Quick and easy beef sukiyaki noodles
As many time-pressed cooks know, Asian-style seasonings and preparation can quickly transform pasta into a satisfying main dish. Here's an example from the Japanese tradition, created by food writer Hiroko Shimbo.

Quick and easy beef sukiyaki noodles
As many time-pressed cooks know, Asian-style seasonings and preparation can quickly transform pasta into a satisfying main dish. Here's an example from the Japanese tradition, created by food writer Hiroko Shimbo.

The CIA's ever-popular cobb salad
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Packed with protein and loaded with flavor, cobb salad tempts the senses and eats like a meal.

Small bites
Now is the time to make the most of the corn at your local market (the peak of the harvest comes from May through September). There's nothing like the taste of freshly picked, sweet summer corn, whether plain or smothered in melted butter, adding crunch and color to meals.

The CIA's ever-popular cobb salad
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Packed with protein and loaded with flavor, cobb salad tempts the senses and eats like a meal.

Quick and easy beef sukiyaki noodles

Small bites
Now is the time to make the most of the corn at your local market (the peak of the harvest comes from May through September). There's nothing like the taste of freshly picked, sweet summer corn, whether plain or smothered in melted butter, adding crunch and color to meals.

The CIA's ever-popular cobb salad

Eagles use air-cooled pad system
STATESBORO, Ga. - Charrod Taylor hasn't been around organized football very long, but he already sees a big change in the sport's technology.

Eagles use air-cooled pad system
STATESBORO, Ga. - Charrod Taylor hasn't been around organized football very long, but he already sees a big change in the sport's technology.

Eagles use air-cooled pad system

Requena's season not lost
Three weeks after leaving a game between the Augusta GreenJackets and Charleston RiverDogs with stomach pains that were caused by appendicitis, Augusta center fielder Alex Requena was back in the lineup Monday at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

RiverDogs sack Augusta again
The last time Augusta GreenJackets starter Darren Sack pitched, the right-hander lasted just two-thirds of an inning after giving up nine runs.

RiverDogs sack Augusta again
The last time Augusta GreenJackets starter Darren Sack pitched, the right-hander lasted just two-thirds of an inning after giving up nine runs.

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

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

Requena's season not lost
Three weeks after leaving a game between the Augusta GreenJackets and Charleston RiverDogs with stomach pains that were caused by appendicitis, Augusta center fielder Alex Requena was back in the lineup Monday at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Another caddie for Woods, this one temporary

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Burkhart qualifies for match play
ARDMORE, Pa. - Aiken's Dane Burkhart advanced to the match play portion of the U.S. Amateur on Tuesday after shooting 1-under-par 69 at historic Merion Golf Club.

Burkhart qualifies for match play
ARDMORE, Pa. - Aiken's Dane Burkhart advanced to the match play portion of the U.S. Amateur on Tuesday after shooting 1-under-par 69 at historic Merion Golf Club.

Upcoming events

Burkhart qualifies for match play

Another caddie for Woods, this one temporary
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods has employed only two professional caddies during his nine years on the PGA Tour. He's about to get his third, but only temporarily.

Another caddie for Woods, this one temporary
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods has employed only two professional caddies during his nine years on the PGA Tour. He's about to get his third, but only temporarily.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

RiverDogs sack Augusta again

Requena's season not lost

Sanchez breezes through RiverDogs

Red Devils must prepare for rushing attack

Big surprises in poll rankings

Big surprises in poll rankings
ATLANTA - With the first week in the books, three new No. 1 teams emerge - with Class A leading the pack after six of its preseason picks lost, resulting in the most comprehensive reordering in the Associated Press high school football poll.

Big surprises in poll rankings
ATLANTA - With the first week in the books, three new No. 1 teams emerge - with Class A leading the pack after six of its preseason picks lost, resulting in the most comprehensive reordering in the Associated Press high school football poll.

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.

Rocky road is simple to handle in squares
There are some who believe you can never have too much chocolate. If you're a chocoholic or have a raging sweet tooth, these Rocky Road Squares are sure to hit the spot.

Rocky road is simple to handle in squares
There are some who believe you can never have too much chocolate. If you're a chocoholic or have a raging sweet tooth, these Rocky Road Squares are sure to hit the spot.

Rocky road is simple to handle in squares

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.

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.

Highway Patrol investigates fatal collision
AIKEN -- The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 78 and Pine Log Road.

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.

Book gives insight into Bush motives
President Bush and his advisors successfully made the case for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in 2002. Larry Jarrett, Warrenville, S.C.

City officials ruined SPLOST - again
Nov. 8 is Election Day. On the ballot will be a special purpose local options sales tax proposal - again.Worren Winburn, Hephzibah

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

Support River Watch complex

City officials ruined SPLOST - again
Nov. 8 is Election Day. On the ballot will be a special purpose local options sales tax proposal - again.Worren Winburn, Hephzibah

City officials ruined SPLOST - again

Bush's magic wand changes reality

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

Book gives insight into Bush motives
President Bush and his advisors successfully made the case for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in 2002. Larry Jarrett, Warrenville, S.C.

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 our pupils out of the heat
Why is it we think it is OK to let our children go out in this heat to participate in P.E. activities when it is obvious no one should be outside right now - especially exerting any physical energy?Deborah Walker, Martinez

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

Keep our pupils out of the heat
Why is it we think it is OK to let our children go out in this heat to participate in P.E. activities when it is obvious no one should be outside right now - especially exerting any physical energy?Deborah Walker, Martinez

Keep our pupils out of the heat

Columnist reveals self as anti-war
The reactionary and defensive position taken by Robert Steinback in an Aug. 19 guest column ("Dare to ask blasphemous political questions") turned out to be more about an anti-war (Iraq) position than about politics - contrary to what he would have readers think.Joseph B. Harris, Augusta

Columnist reveals self as anti-war

Repayment robbed cemetery funds

Book gives insight into Bush motives

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

Columnist reveals self as anti-war
The reactionary and defensive position taken by Robert Steinback in an Aug. 19 guest column ("Dare to ask blasphemous political questions") turned out to be more about an anti-war (Iraq) position than about politics - contrary to what he would have readers think.Joseph B. Harris, 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

Motor scooters gaining popularity in U.S.

Parents can have difficulties coping with 'empty nest'

New fuel standards for SUVs, minivans proposed

Health calendar

Google to launch messaging, voice service

Demand grows for cell-phone comics in Japan

Living briefs

Google revamps desktop search program

Hawaiian lava sledding tradition revived

Living briefs

Seniors Calendar

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

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

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.

Google to launch messaging, voice service
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Further expanding beyond its roots in Internet search, Google Inc. plans to launch a long-rumored program Wednesday that provides both text instant messaging and computer-to-computer voice chat.

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.

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

Hawaiian lava sledding tradition revived
HONOLULU - As a boy growing up in a poor family on Hawaii's Big Island, Tom "Pohaku" Stone found entertainment barreling down grassy slopes aboard ti leaves and banana stumps.

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

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.

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.

Google to launch messaging, voice service
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Further expanding beyond its roots in Internet search, Google Inc. plans to launch a long-rumored program Wednesday that provides both text instant messaging and computer-to-computer voice chat.

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More than 3,000 Wal-Mart shopping centers will participate in the first Smart Parent & Safe Baby event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.

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.

New fuel standards for SUVs, minivans proposed
ATLANTA - The Bush administration proposed new fuel economy standards for pickup trucks, minivans and some sport utility vehicles on Tuesday, calling upon automakers to make modest improvements to gas mileage amid rising prices at the pump.

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.

Motor scooters gaining popularity in U.S.
PIERRE, S.D. - Gasoline pushing $3 gallon? Why worry? Buy a motor scooter like thousands of other Americans and stretch that single gallon of gas a week or more.

Hawaiian lava sledding tradition revived
HONOLULU - As a boy growing up in a poor family on Hawaii's Big Island, Tom "Pohaku" Stone found entertainment barreling down grassy slopes aboard ti leaves and banana stumps.

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.

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.

Motor scooters gaining popularity in U.S.
PIERRE, S.D. - Gasoline pushing $3 gallon? Why worry? Buy a motor scooter like thousands of other Americans and stretch that single gallon of gas a week or more.

Living briefs
More than 3,000 Wal-Mart shopping centers will participate in the first Smart Parent & Safe Baby event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.

New fuel standards for SUVs, minivans proposed
ATLANTA - The Bush administration proposed new fuel economy standards for pickup trucks, minivans and some sport utility vehicles on Tuesday, calling upon automakers to make modest improvements to gas mileage amid rising prices at the pump.

Study: Aspirin might reduce risk of colon cancer

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Tinkering produced electric car
Decades before gas prices crept close to $3 a gallon, Jim Hinton invented his own alternative to the gas guzzler.

Fisherman, 40, disappears in Savannah River

Officials evaluate heat index system

Kid of the Day

Across the area
A Florida man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine in Edgefield County.

Pupils get high-tech, interactive experience

Creek to get bigger bridge
Utility relocation work has already begun, and transportation officials say they hope bridge construction will begin soon over Columbia County's Crawford Creek on Columbia Road.

People exposed to gas set to be screened

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.

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Pastor gives insight into teen's death

Tinkering produced electric car

Across the area

Vehicles must improve mileage
ENVIRONMENTALISTS: Blame politics for preventing regulators from raising the mileage requirements sooner. Now, they say, the requirements should be raised enough to save twice the gasoline of the Bush plan.

Correction

Autopsy doesn't solve mystery
The bleacher seat Chelsea Collins occupied on Friday nights as a xylophone player for the Lakeside High School band will remain empty for the rest of the football season.

Jury will hear claims against 'Chronicle'

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.

Across South Carolina

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

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Inconvenienced store

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Kid of the Day

Textbook tracker has glitch

Teacher planning wouldn't cut class

Group is working to restore cemetery

Midland Valley Prep gets extension

Student dies after walking track

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Myrtle Beach continues to have the highest auto theft rate in South Carolina, the National Insurance Crime Bureau says.

Savannah says incinerator is source of 'green power'

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Police use pepper spray on teen during scuffle

Officials evaluate heat index system
Whether or not heat was a factor in a Lakeside High School student's death Monday, the incident has caused some Columbia County officials to re-examine how heat indexes for the county are gauged.

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

Autopsy doesn't solve mystery

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

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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.

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
A Florida man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine in Edgefield County.

Across Georgia

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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.

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

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

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

Across Georgia

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.

Vehicles must improve mileage

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

Man accused of shooting girlfriend

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 region

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

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.

Bread deliverer rolls in lottery dough

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 South Carolina

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.

Campus expanding at Augusta Prep

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.

Across the region
TAMPA, FLA. - More than 12,000 people came to the Museum of Science and Industry in the first four days of a controversial exhibit featuring preserved human cadavers and body parts, shattering previous attendance records.

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Across Georgia
WAYCROSS - Concerns over E. coli bacteria contamination have prompted a Waycross company to recall about 900,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties, federal Department of Agriculture officials said.

Autopsy doesn't solve mystery
The bleacher seat Chelsea Collins occupied on Friday nights as a xylophone player for the Lakeside High School band will remain empty for the rest of the football season.

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Bread deliverer rolls in lottery dough
A Waynesboro, Ga., baked goods distributor made like a bread truck and hauled buns to Atlanta last week after he discovered he won $1 million from a Georgia Lottery scratch-off ticket purchased in Augusta.

Kid of the Day
Kasymne Thompkins is today's Kid of the Day.

Man accused of shooting girlfriend
McCormick County police arrested a Clarks Hill, S.C., man Tuesday after police say he shot his girlfriend in the arm during a domestic dispute Monday afternoon.

Inconvenienced store
Owner Je Goo Heo takes pictures of the damage caused by Henry Steward, 77, of Augusta, when he drove his 1993 Buick Roadmaster into the Ja Ho Market on Kissingbower Road on Tuesday morning.

Creek to get bigger bridge
Utility relocation work has already begun, and transportation officials say they hope bridge construction will begin soon over Columbia County's Crawford Creek on Columbia Road.

Midland Valley Prep gets extension
AIKEN - Despite a rocky relationship with the Aiken County School Board that has led to a $3 million defamation lawsuit, Midland Valley Preparatory School won an extension Tuesday night.

Inconvenienced store
Owner Je Goo Heo takes pictures of the damage caused by Henry Steward, 77, of Augusta, when he drove his 1993 Buick Roadmaster into the Ja Ho Market on Kissingbower Road on Tuesday morning.

Teacher planning wouldn't cut class
Keeping students in class was the theme of two items at a Columbia County Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

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Study: Aspirin might reduce risk of colon cancer
Richard Johnson probably owes his life to his wife, Linda.

Teacher planning wouldn't cut class
Keeping students in class was the theme of two items at a Columbia County Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

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.

Officials evaluate heat index system
Whether or not heat was a factor in a Lakeside High School student's death Monday, the incident has caused some Columbia County officials to re-examine how heat indexes for the county are gauged.

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
WAYCROSS - Concerns over E. coli bacteria contamination have prompted a Waycross company to recall about 900,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties, federal Department of Agriculture officials said.

Man accused of shooting girlfriend
McCormick County police arrested a Clarks Hill, S.C., man Tuesday after police say he shot his girlfriend in the arm during a domestic dispute Monday afternoon.

Midland Valley Prep gets extension
AIKEN - Despite a rocky relationship with the Aiken County School Board that has led to a $3 million defamation lawsuit, Midland Valley Preparatory School won an extension Tuesday night.

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.

Campus expanding at Augusta Prep
Dr. Wallace McLeod said alumni might not recognize Augusta Preparatory Day School after a capital campaign adds, expands and renovates buildings on campus.

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.

Kid of the Day
Kasymne Thompkins is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Creek to get bigger bridge

Bread deliverer rolls in lottery dough
A Waynesboro, Ga., baked goods distributor made like a bread truck and hauled buns to Atlanta last week after he discovered he won $1 million from a Georgia Lottery scratch-off ticket purchased in Augusta.

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.

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Tinkering produced electric car
Decades before gas prices crept close to $3 a gallon, Jim Hinton invented his own alternative to the gas guzzler.

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

Vehicles must improve mileage
ENVIRONMENTALISTS: Blame politics for preventing regulators from raising the mileage requirements sooner. Now, they say, the requirements should be raised enough to save twice the gasoline of the Bush plan.

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.

Study: Aspirin might reduce risk of colon cancer
Richard Johnson probably owes his life to his wife, Linda.

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.

Across the region
TAMPA, FLA. - More than 12,000 people came to the Museum of Science and Industry in the first four days of a controversial exhibit featuring preserved human cadavers and body parts, shattering previous attendance records.

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

Across the area
A Florida man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine in Edgefield County.

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Myrtle Beach continues to have the highest auto theft rate in South Carolina, the National Insurance Crime Bureau says.

Campus expanding at Augusta Prep
Dr. Wallace McLeod said alumni might not recognize Augusta Preparatory Day School after a capital campaign adds, expands and renovates buildings on campus.

Actor Brock Peters dies at 78
LOS ANGELES - Actor Brock Peters, best known for his heartbreaking performance as the black man falsely accused of rape in "To Kill a Mockingbird," died Tuesday at his home after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 78.

Actor Brock Peters dies at 78
LOS ANGELES - Actor Brock Peters, best known for his heartbreaking performance as the black man falsely accused of rape in "To Kill a Mockingbird," died Tuesday at his home after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 78.

Actor Brock Peters dies at 78

'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.

Synthesizer innovator Robert Moog dies at 71

'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.

R. Kelly joins lineup at MTV Awards

Magazine lists rock's 'most incredible' body parts
NEW YORK - Spin magazine has built a veritable rock star Frankenstein, composed of Michael Stipe's skull, Elvis Presley's pelvis and Madonna's bellybutton.

Spain's Bebe tops pack with 5 Latin Grammy nominations
LOS ANGELES - Alternative Spanish singer-songwriter Bebe led the list of artists Tuesday with five Latin Grammy nominations, followed by Marc Anthony, Juanes, Aleks Syntek and Obie Bermudez.

Magazine lists rock's 'most incredible' body parts

'Best Of' albums changes notion of greatest hits

Spain's Bebe tops pack with 5 Latin Grammy nominations
LOS ANGELES - Alternative Spanish singer-songwriter Bebe led the list of artists Tuesday with five Latin Grammy nominations, followed by Marc Anthony, Juanes, Aleks Syntek and Obie Bermudez.

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.

R. Kelly joins lineup at MTV Awards
NEW YORK - The MTV Video Music Awards have been defined by stirring performances, shocking surprises and sexual shenanigans. Now the network has booked an act that might provide all three elements in one performance - R. Kelly.

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.

Spain's Bebe tops pack with 5 Latin Grammy nominations
LOS ANGELES - Alternative Spanish singer-songwriter Bebe led the list of artists Tuesday with five Latin Grammy nominations, followed by Marc Anthony, Juanes, Aleks Syntek and Obie Bermudez.

Magazine lists rock's 'most incredible' body parts
NEW YORK - Spin magazine has built a veritable rock star Frankenstein, composed of Michael Stipe's skull, Elvis Presley's pelvis and Madonna's bellybutton.

R. Kelly joins lineup at MTV Awards
NEW YORK - The MTV Video Music Awards have been defined by stirring performances, shocking surprises and sexual shenanigans. Now the network has booked an act that might provide all three elements in one performance - R. Kelly.

Earnhardt to field Busch team
CONCORD, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is expanding his role as a car owner, announcing plans Tuesday to field a team in the Busch Series next season.

Earnhardt to field Busch team

Earnhardt to field Busch team
CONCORD, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is expanding his role as a car owner, announcing plans Tuesday to field a team in the Busch Series next 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.

Niners return to field after tragedy

Taylor to make preseason debut against Falcons

Eagles sign Landeta for second stint

Davis back with first-team for Panthers

Davis makes practice debut for Panthers

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Mr. Cleven Ryans    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Tom McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Phyllis Williams (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Modean Lindsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lonnie Blassingame (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Larson Odum (MACON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Edna Adams (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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Mrs. Marie Hodges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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Mrs. Yvonne Kaney (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

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Indoor football league looks at city

Overtime

Armstrong denies doping allegations

Overtime

Dementieva advances past Douchevina

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

Armstrong denies doping allegations
PARIS - Faced with yet another report that he cheated his way to a Tour de France victory, Lance Armstrong responded Tuesday the same way he has since the doping whispers began during the first of his seven straight wins: "I never took performance enhancing drugs."

Overtime
In Atlanta, the Thrashers traded Dany Heatley to the Ottawa Senators for Marian Hossa on Tuesday, a blockbuster deal of two high-scoring right wingers.

Dementieva advances past Douchevina
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Elena Dementieva withstood a second-set rally by fellow Russian Vera Douchevina on Tuesday to advance to the third round of the Pilot Pen Tournament, 6-2, 6-4.

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

Overtime
In Atlanta, the Thrashers traded Dany Heatley to the Ottawa Senators for Marian Hossa on Tuesday, a blockbuster deal of two high-scoring right wingers.

Armstrong denies doping allegations
PARIS - Faced with yet another report that he cheated his way to a Tour de France victory, Lance Armstrong responded Tuesday the same way he has since the doping whispers began during the first of his seven straight wins: "I never took performance enhancing drugs."

Indoor football league looks at city
Indoor arena football could make a triumphant return to the Garden City.

Dementieva advances past Douchevina
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Elena Dementieva withstood a second-set rally by fellow Russian Vera Douchevina on Tuesday to advance to the third round of the Pilot Pen Tournament, 6-2, 6-4.

Indoor football league looks at city
Indoor arena football could make a triumphant return to the Garden City.

Davis back with first-team for Panthers
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Carolina Panthers running back Stephen Davis went through his first full-padded practice in more than 10 months Tuesday - and did so as the team's first-string ball carrier.

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.

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.

Davis back with first-team for Panthers
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Carolina Panthers running back Stephen Davis went through his first full-padded practice in more than 10 months Tuesday - and did so as the team's first-string ball carrier.

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.

Eagles sign Landeta for second stint
PHILADELPHIA - The leading punter in NFL history is still looking for a roster spot.

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.

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.

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.

Eagles sign Landeta for second stint
PHILADELPHIA - The leading punter in NFL history is still looking for a roster spot.

Televangelist calls for assassination of foreign leader
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson has suggested that American agents assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop his country from becoming "a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism."

Televangelist calls for assassination of foreign leader
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson has suggested that American agents assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop his country from becoming "a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism."

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.

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.

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.

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.

Garofalo guest stars as strategist on 'The West Wing'

Chinese edition of Trump's 'The Apprentice' planned

People in the News

Olivia Newton-John's boyfriend missing

Heidi Klum, enjoying marriage and motherhood

Judge signs Aniston-Pitt divorce papers

Actress has accident while trying to elude paparazzi

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?

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

Interest in creative fields requires research

Question of the week

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

Lessons from mission trip leave eyes, heart wide open

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?

Xtreme calendar

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
Would it be beneficial for schools to teach a class on state laws?

My style

Summer reading is no vacation

If relationship is mistake, girl should get out now

RECing Crew is ready to kick off its season

Donation could save lives under fire

This week

School lunch menu

New soccer coach at USC Aiken has to move quickly

Across the river

Recycling centers

Aiken officer donates monetary award to United Way

Reunions

Bulldogs, Trojans loaded with experience

Around the block

Banksia has seen many occupants

Televangelist calls for assassination of foreign leader