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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Dodgers' Broxton optioned to Suns

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
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

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

Francoeur on 'Sports Illustrated' cover

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.

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
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

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.

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
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

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.

Oil prices, home sales send markets lower

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
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.

New plant waiting on land swap

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.

Strike causes hub few delays

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.

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.

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.

Experts say rising gas prices spur thefts, violence

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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
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

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.

Oil prices spur studies for renewable energy sources

Whirlpool to acquire Maytag

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.

Chinese firm to buy foreign oil producer

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.

Markets seesaw ends with modest advances

Delta stock falls with cash levels

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.

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
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.

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.

Oklahoma's Peterson stronger, faster, smarter

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.

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
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.

Tennessee set to retire famous numbers

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.

Auburn searching for next Ronnie Brown

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

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

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

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.

Healthy Devils hungry for wins

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.

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.

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.

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

Health care setback

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
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

Small solace in gas prices

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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
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

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.

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

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

A savory way to have an apple a day

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Another caddie for Woods, this one temporary

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Burkhart qualifies for match play

Upcoming events

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.

Sanchez breezes through RiverDogs

RiverDogs sack Augusta again

Requena's season not lost

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

City officials ruined SPLOST - again

Book gives insight into Bush motives

Keep our pupils out of the heat

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.

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

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

Columnist reveals self as anti-war

Bush's magic wand changes reality

Repayment robbed cemetery funds

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

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

Support River Watch complex

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Motor scooters gaining popularity in U.S.

Google to launch messaging, voice service

Hawaiian lava sledding tradition revived

Demand grows for cell-phone comics in Japan

New fuel standards for SUVs, minivans proposed

Seniors Calendar

Living briefs

Google revamps desktop search program

Health calendar

Living briefs

Parents can have difficulties coping with 'empty nest'

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

People exposed to gas set to be screened

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Across the area

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

Police use pepper spray on teen during scuffle

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Inconvenienced store

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.

Student dies after walking track

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.

Savannah says incinerator is source of 'green power'

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.

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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 Georgia

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

Group is working to restore cemetery

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

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.

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

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.

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

Across the region

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.

Kid of the Day

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

Across the area

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.

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.

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

Rants and Raves
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Jury will hear claims against 'Chronicle'

Tinkering produced electric car

Man accused of shooting girlfriend

Campus expanding at Augusta Prep

Pastor gives insight into teen's death

Midland Valley Prep gets extension

News you can use

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.

Pupils get high-tech, interactive experience

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.

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.

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.

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.

Autopsy doesn't solve mystery

Across South Carolina

Fisherman, 40, disappears in Savannah River

Study: Aspirin might reduce risk of colon cancer

Across South Carolina

Bread deliverer rolls in lottery dough

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

Teacher planning wouldn't cut class

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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.

Vehicles must improve mileage

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Officials evaluate heat index system

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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
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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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.

Across Georgia

Correction

Actor Brock Peters dies at 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
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.

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.

Synthesizer innovator Robert Moog dies at 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.

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.

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.

'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
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.

'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.

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.

'Best Of' albums changes notion of greatest hits

R. Kelly joins lineup at MTV Awards

Magazine lists rock's 'most incredible' body parts

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.

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
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

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

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.

Davis back with first-team for Panthers

Taylor to make preseason debut against Falcons

Davis makes practice debut for Panthers

Niners return to field after tragedy

Eagles sign Landeta for second stint

Mr. "Sugar Boy" Cordell    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Leon Larson Odum    (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lonnie Blassingame    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Modean Lindsey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marian Jowers    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Thomas L. Toole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Alexandria Wiggins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lennie Grubbs    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Miss Rose Mary Rachels    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Alexandria Wiggins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Roy McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Jowers    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Howard Ray Todd    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Thomas L. Toole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Willie Burley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Jowers    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Deleatrice Seals    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Tom McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Howard Ray Todd    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas L. Toole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lonnie Blassingame    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Linda Wise    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Modean Lindsey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tom McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Rose Mary Rachels    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Roberts    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Roy McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Trussell    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Phyllis Williams    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Edna Adams    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

Miss Chelsea Collins    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charlie W. Griffin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleven Ryans    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Deleatrice Seals    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Larson Odum    (MACON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Thomas Norris, II    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Linda Wise    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Prince    (LOGANVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Adams    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Roberts    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. "Sugar Boy" Cordell    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Miss Chelsea Collins    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Trussell    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie W. Griffin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Williams    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Lennie Grubbs    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleven Ryans    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Ina Bell Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Prince (LOGANVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Edna Adams (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mr. Lonnie Blassingame (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Norris, II (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Deleatrice Seals (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Jowers (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Phyllis Williams (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Leon Larson Odum (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas L. Toole (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ann Trussell (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Miss Chelsea Collins (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Miss Alexandria Wiggins (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lennie Grubbs (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Miss Rose Mary Rachels (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Roberts (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Linda Wise (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Hodges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Edwin Louis Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Modean Lindsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. "Sugar Boy" Cordell (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Howard Ray Todd (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Charlie W. Griffin, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Indoor football league looks at city

Dementieva advances past Douchevina

Armstrong denies doping allegations

Overtime

Overtime

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.

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.

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."

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Garofalo guest stars as strategist on 'The West Wing'

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.

Chinese edition of Trump's 'The Apprentice' planned

People in the News

Heidi Klum, enjoying marriage and motherhood

Actress has accident while trying to elude paparazzi

Olivia Newton-John's boyfriend missing

Judge signs Aniston-Pitt divorce papers

Milton competing for starting job at fullback

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.

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?

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?

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Xtreme calendar

Lessons from mission trip leave eyes, heart wide open

Interest in creative fields requires research

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.

My style

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

People have different thoughts about what love really means

Question of the week

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?

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.

Summer reading is no vacation

Donation could save lives under fire

Reunions

Recycling centers

New soccer coach at USC Aiken has to move quickly

School lunch menu

Banksia has seen many occupants

RECing Crew is ready to kick off its season

Aiken officer donates monetary award to United Way

This week

Bulldogs, Trojans loaded with experience

Across the river

Around the block

Televangelist calls for assassination of foreign leader