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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Applause cover

Applause cover
This is the Applause! cover for August 24, 2005.

Galleries calendar

Regionalist movement gave rise to rural-inspired pieces
Rural life in the Midwest from the first part of the past century is reflected in the prints of Jackson Lee Nesbitt, but the works have a wider appeal.

Human cadaver exhibit breaks museum records

Regionalist movement gave rise to rural-inspired pieces

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.

Regionalist movement gave rise to rural-inspired pieces
Rural life in the Midwest from the first part of the past century is reflected in the prints of Jackson Lee Nesbitt, but the works have a wider appeal.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

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.

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.

Hampton returns home to DL
CHICAGO - So much for that 3-4 punch in the Braves' starting rotation.

Francoeur on 'Sports Illustrated' cover

Francouer goes small ball in win
CHICAGO - With the breeze blowing in at Wrigley Field and Mark Prior on the mound, Atlanta had to employ a bit of late-inning ingenuity to beat the Cubs on Wednesday and get out of the Windy City with a series victory.

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

Braves rally to beat Cubs, 3-1
CHICAGO - Rafael Furcal hit a two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning to capitalize on Mark Prior's error, and the Atlanta Braves rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Wednesday.

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.

Francouer goes small ball in win
CHICAGO - With the breeze blowing in at Wrigley Field and Mark Prior on the mound, Atlanta had to employ a bit of late-inning ingenuity to beat the Cubs on Wednesday and get out of the Windy City with a series victory.

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

Hampton returns home to DL
CHICAGO - So much for that 3-4 punch in the Braves' starting rotation.

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.

Francouer goes small ball in win

Cubs blast Braves pitching for 10 runs

Hampton returns home to DL

Internet phone providers face 911 hang-ups
NEW YORK - Providers of Internet-based phone services might be forced next week to cut off tens of thousands of customers who haven't formally acknowledged that they understand the problems they could encounter dialing 911 in an emergency.

New plant waiting on land swap

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.

Law on indecency eludes Congress
WASHINGTON - Big increases in fines for indecent broadcasts appeared to be a sure thing to some lawmakers, likely to pass Congress in less time than Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction.

Oil prices, home sales send markets lower

Internet phone providers face 911 hang-ups
NEW YORK - Providers of Internet-based phone services might be forced next week to cut off tens of thousands of customers who haven't formally acknowledged that they understand the problems they could encounter dialing 911 in an emergency.

Law on indecency eludes Congress
WASHINGTON - Big increases in fines for indecent broadcasts appeared to be a sure thing to some lawmakers, likely to pass Congress in less time than Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction.

Internet phone providers face 911 hang-ups

Revitalization group moves to new office
The Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Augusta is getting new digs.

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.

Experts say rising gas prices spur thefts, violence

Revitalization group moves to new office

Revitalization group moves to new office
The Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Augusta is getting new digs.

Higher oil prices erase early gains

Higher oil prices erase early gains
NEW YORK - Stocks sank Wednesday amid increasing pessimism on Wall Street, shedding early gains after oil prices reached another record high and a mix of data provided conflicting views on the economy.

Law on indecency eludes Congress

Higher oil prices erase early gains
NEW YORK - Stocks sank Wednesday amid increasing pessimism on Wall Street, shedding early gains after oil prices reached another record high and a mix of data provided conflicting views on the economy.

Internet phone providers face 911 hang-ups
NEW YORK - Providers of Internet-based phone services might be forced next week to cut off tens of thousands of customers who haven't formally acknowledged that they understand the problems they could encounter dialing 911 in an emergency.

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.

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

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.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 25, 2005.

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

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.

Razorbacks ready to start new bowl streak

'Noles' Bowden still upbeat despite horrid off-season

Auburn searching for next Ronnie Brown

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.

Tennessee hopes to return to SEC championship
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer knows what it takes to win a championship, and sees many of those ingredients in the 2005 Volunteers.

Healthy Devils hungry for wins

'Noles' Bowden still upbeat despite horrid off-season
Sitting behind his desk three days before the start of practice, college football's all-time leader in Division I victories doesn't sound like a man who by all rights should be worrying.

Tennessee hopes to return to SEC championship

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.

Tuberville: Auburn not rebuilding
For other teams, it might seem like the worst hangover imaginable. The elation of an undefeated season, coupled with the excitement of four players taken in the first round of the NFL Draft, could easily have given way to a gloom.

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.

'Noles' Bowden still upbeat despite horrid off-season
Sitting behind his desk three days before the start of practice, college football's all-time leader in Division I victories doesn't sound like a man who by all rights should be worrying.

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.

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.

Tuberville: Auburn not rebuilding

Tennessee hopes to return to SEC championship
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer knows what it takes to win a championship, and sees many of those ingredients in the 2005 Volunteers.

Tuberville: Auburn not rebuilding
For other teams, it might seem like the worst hangover imaginable. The elation of an undefeated season, coupled with the excitement of four players taken in the first round of the NFL Draft, could easily have given way to a gloom.

Vogtle's big move
No sooner did President Bush sign the $14.5 billion energy bill earlier this month - encouraging, among other things, the long-dormant nuclear industry to get active again - than Plant Vogtle was out of the gate.

The unwelcome mat
Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Perry Smith wrote in Saturday's Chronicle that Augusta has quietly become something of a Navy town, with increasing numbers of sailors stationed at Fort Gordon.

Robertson's recklessness
The far left has done a masterful job of undermining U.S. credibility and policy throughout the world.

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?

The unwelcome mat

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.

Robertson's recklessness
The far left has done a masterful job of undermining U.S. credibility and policy throughout the world.

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?

Vogtle's big move
No sooner did President Bush sign the $14.5 billion energy bill earlier this month - encouraging, among other things, the long-dormant nuclear industry to get active again - than Plant Vogtle was out of the gate.

Health care setback

Vogtle's big move

A noble settlement

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.

The unwelcome mat
Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Perry Smith wrote in Saturday's Chronicle that Augusta has quietly become something of a Navy town, with increasing numbers of sailors stationed at Fort Gordon.

Robertson's recklessness

Spotted
See more photos on The Augusta Chronicle's online blog at spotted.augusta.com.

People in the News
CALGARY, Alberta - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt toured a dinosaur exhibit over the weekend in western Canada, where Pitt is preparing for his role as a villain in an upcoming Hollywood Western.

'Shangri-La to expand into Evans
Shangri-La, which expanded westward from Washington Crossing shopping center into Martinez on Washington Road in 2000, recently broke ground for a third restaurant on Washington Road, next to Pete Alewine Pool and Spa, just past the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Evans. It will be called Sho Chin's Asian Kitchen.

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

Stuff to do
Jeff Deyo: 7 p.m. Friday, Stevens Creek Community Church, 600 Stevens Creek Road; $10 in advance, $12 at door; 863-7002.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

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.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

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.

Excluded from bars, under 21 crowd has plenty of options
When you're 19 years old , you can own a pistol, drive a tank (if you're in the military, anyway), vote for a president and start your own business. If you want to go out on a Friday night, though, the list of things you can do is much shorter.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

People in the News
CALGARY, Alberta - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt toured a dinosaur exhibit over the weekend in western Canada, where Pitt is preparing for his role as a villain in an upcoming Hollywood Western.

Stuff to do
Jeff Deyo: 7 p.m. Friday, Stevens Creek Community Church, 600 Stevens Creek Road; $10 in advance, $12 at door; 863-7002.

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

Spotted
See more photos on The Augusta Chronicle's online blog at spotted.augusta.com.

What's For Lunch: The Spotlight Deli
THE STOPLIGHT DELIADDRESS: 119 Laurens St. N.W., Aiken

The Liquid Life: Modjeska
MODJESKA ADDRESS: 813 Broad St.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

What's For Lunch: The Spotlight Deli
THE STOPLIGHT DELIADDRESS: 119 Laurens St. N.W., Aiken

Excluded from bars, under 21 crowd has plenty of options
When you're 19 years old , you can own a pistol, drive a tank (if you're in the military, anyway), vote for a president and start your own business. If you want to go out on a Friday night, though, the list of things you can do is much shorter.

'Shangri-La to expand into Evans
Shangri-La, which expanded westward from Washington Crossing shopping center into Martinez on Washington Road in 2000, recently broke ground for a third restaurant on Washington Road, next to Pete Alewine Pool and Spa, just past the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Evans. It will be called Sho Chin's Asian Kitchen.

The Liquid Life: Modjeska
MODJESKA ADDRESS: 813 Broad St.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

NCAA medalists to face off
ARDMORE, Pa. - USC Aiken senior Dane Burkhart advanced to today's second round of match play in the U.S. Amateur at Merion Golf Club, after knocking off U.S. Walker Cup member John Holmes, 1-up.

Sorenstam not stepping aside soon

Sorenstam not stepping aside soon
DUBLIN, Ohio - Annika Sorenstam spent the last couple of weeks swimming with dolphins and relaxing in the sun. This week, she jumps back in with the sharks.

Burkhart qualifies for match play

Sorenstam not stepping aside soon
DUBLIN, Ohio - Annika Sorenstam spent the last couple of weeks swimming with dolphins and relaxing in the sun. This week, she jumps back in with the sharks.

Upcoming events

NCAA medalists to face off
ARDMORE, Pa. - USC Aiken senior Dane Burkhart advanced to today's second round of match play in the U.S. Amateur at Merion Golf Club, after knocking off U.S. Walker Cup member John Holmes, 1-up.

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

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.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

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.

NCAA medalists to face off

Requena's season not lost

RiverDogs sack Augusta again

Big surprises in poll rankings

Laney's offense decides to 'Wing' it

Laney's offense decides to 'Wing' it
Most would think Laney and Wing-T offense go together like ketchup and salad.

Laney's offense decides to 'Wing' it
Most would think Laney and Wing-T offense go together like ketchup and salad.

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.

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

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.

West Nile virus identified in Aiken County
AIKEN -- South Carolina environmental workers have confirmed that mosquitoes in Aiken County are carrying the West Nile virus.

Crash kills Thomson man
A Thomson man was killed early today after he fell asleep at the wheel of his car on Wrightsboro Road near Harlem, authorities said.

Plane crash kills Evans woman
An Evans woman was identified today as one of two victims in a small plane crash Monday morning in Chester County, Pa.

Woman shot to death in street argument
A 35-year-old Augusta woman died this morning after she was shot during an argument, and police are seeking the man they believe is responsible.

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

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.

Superintendent made right move
While Richmond County School Superintendent Charles Larke's plan - developed with, if not by, assistant suprintendents Ginny Bradshaw and Pat Burau - to increase the rigor of the Richmond County Board of Education curriculum will inarguably contribute to improved learning... Craig Spinks, Evans

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

Why knock new shopping center?
No doubt that Jan Turner, as a Columbia County resident, is complaining about the shopping center being planned along River Watch Parkway in Richmond County ("Shopping center plan is a bad idea," July 20).Ralph F. Agostini, 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

War is just one big Bush ego trip
I have been following Cindy Sheehan's efforts in Crawford, Texas, to speak with President Bush. The first question I heard from her was, "Why did my son have to die?"Elizabeth Leopard, Aiken, S.C.

Runaway bride's punishment unfair
I admit I'm somewhat ignorant of the judicial system. I read many articles and watch the news regularly, and find many unfair discrepancies in the law.

Why knock new shopping center?

Columnist reveals self as anti-war

Superintendent made right move

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.

War is just one big Bush ego trip

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

Book gives insight into Bush motives

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

Runaway bride's punishment unfair
I admit I'm somewhat ignorant of the judicial system. I read many articles and watch the news regularly, and find many unfair discrepancies in the law.

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

Superintendent made right move
While Richmond County School Superintendent Charles Larke's plan - developed with, if not by, assistant suprintendents Ginny Bradshaw and Pat Burau - to increase the rigor of the Richmond County Board of Education curriculum will inarguably contribute to improved learning... Craig Spinks, Evans

City officials ruined SPLOST - again

War is just one big Bush ego trip
I have been following Cindy Sheehan's efforts in Crawford, Texas, to speak with President Bush. The first question I heard from her was, "Why did my son have to die?"Elizabeth Leopard, Aiken, S.C.

Runaway bride's punishment unfair

Why knock new shopping center?
No doubt that Jan Turner, as a Columbia County resident, is complaining about the shopping center being planned along River Watch Parkway in Richmond County ("Shopping center plan is a bad idea," July 20).Ralph F. Agostini, Hephzibah

Living briefs

Google to launch messaging, voice service

New fuel standards for SUVs, minivans proposed

Hawaiian lava sledding tradition revived

Motor scooters gaining popularity in U.S.

Internet phone companies to cut off tens of thousands of users

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.

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.

Internet phone companies to cut off tens of thousands of users
NEW YORK - Providers of Internet-based phone services may be forced next week to cut off tens of thousands of customers who haven't formally acknowledged that they understand the problems they may encounter dialing 911 in an emergency.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Campus expanding at Augusta Prep

BRAC votes have little local effect
So, how will the Base Closure and Realignment Commission's votes directly affect Fort Gordon?

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

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 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.

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

Vehicles must improve mileage

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.

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.

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

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man who they said had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor.

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.

Tinkering produced electric car

Panel's decision sinks Kings Bay's expansion plans

Across the area

Tax plan lacks votes to pass

Augusta jobs decline for another quarter

Kid of the Day

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 the area

Officer's actions save choking pupil
A flashy Hollywood movie and the quick reflexes of a Richmond County school officer might have saved the life of a Glenn Hills Middle School pupil who was choking Tuesday.

Disabled gain advocates

Augusta jobs decline for another quarter
ATLANTA - Mirroring troubles seen statewide, the Augusta area is having a tough time rebuilding its job market, an economic forecaster said Wednesday.

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Added bus routes meet demand

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.

BRAC votes have little local effect

Schools monitor fuel prices for buses

Across the region
DAWSON - Investigators are questioning a couple in the death of their toddler, who was left in a hot car.

Study: Aspirin might reduce risk of colon cancer

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man who they said had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor.

Man accused of shooting girlfriend

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Barrow talks up technical college

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Across the region

Kid of the Day
Brayden Benton is today's Kid of the Day.

Officer's actions save choking pupil

Georgia tobacco business suffers
BLACKSHEAR, Ga. - State Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin's tour of tobacco warehouses didn't take long this year.

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Athens struggles to fill job demand
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke officials acknowledge that the University of Georgia drives the Athens economy, but working in a college town has its downside.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man who they said had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor.

Augusta jobs decline for another quarter
ATLANTA - Mirroring troubles seen statewide, the Augusta area is having a tough time rebuilding its job market, an economic forecaster said Wednesday.

Schools monitor fuel prices for buses
Local bus systems are coping with rising fuel costs, but there are concerns on the road ahead.

Panel's decision sinks Kings Bay's expansion plans
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Three months ago, Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base was poised for its biggest expansion since it was established in 1978.

Ownership of land is debated
The city of Augusta has collected more than $100,000 in rent for land it might not even own, said members of a group trying to restore and preserve a historic cemetery on the property.

Dean candidate must have vision for continued growth
Wanted: A physician scientist who knows how to build up the treatment programs and the laboratories.

Kid of the Day
Brayden Benton is today's Kid of the Day.

Council debates gift of utilities to builder
AIKEN - Aiken County's proposed $36.3 million bond issue that would fund public utilities for a private developer is beginning to face political opposition.

Officer's actions save choking pupil
A flashy Hollywood movie and the quick reflexes of a Richmond County school officer might have saved the life of a Glenn Hills Middle School pupil who was choking Tuesday.

Senators may trim tree ordinances
ATLANTA - The battle over private property rights in Georgia soon could move to an unlikely stage.

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

Expert debunks e-mail on Mars' proximity
If you believe the hype that Mars is about to pass as close to Earth on Saturday as it has in 60,000 years, some astronauts have a few acres of lunar property they want to sell you.

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

Barrow talks up technical college
Kimberly Wilson said she enjoyed working in day care, but her technical college education has been a "godsend," opening up doors and preparing her for a career.

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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.

Expert debunks e-mail on Mars' proximity

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

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

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.

Bread deliverer rolls in lottery dough

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

News you can use

Ownership of land is debated
The city of Augusta has collected more than $100,000 in rent for land it might not even own, said members of a group trying to restore and preserve a historic cemetery on the property.

Officials evaluate heat index system

Disabled gain advocates
Her wheelchair sits empty in the living room as 13-year-old Kayla LaFontaine naps elsewhere in her Evans home. This would normally be quiet time for Roger LaFontaine, but his other daughter, 3-year-old Heaven, is competing for his attention by singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow at the top of her lungs.

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

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.

Ownership of land is debated

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Man pleads guilty in rape plot

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.

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.

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.

Across South Carolina

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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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.

Schools monitor fuel prices for buses
Local bus systems are coping with rising fuel costs, but there are concerns on the road ahead.

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

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Autopsy doesn't solve mystery

Teacher planning wouldn't cut class

Dean candidate must have vision for continued growth
Wanted: A physician scientist who knows how to build up the treatment programs and the laboratories.

Across the region

BRAC votes have little local effect
So, how will the Base Closure and Realignment Commission's votes directly affect Fort Gordon?

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.

Disabled gain advocates
Her wheelchair sits empty in the living room as 13-year-old Kayla LaFontaine naps elsewhere in her Evans home. This would normally be quiet time for Roger LaFontaine, but his other daughter, 3-year-old Heaven, is competing for his attention by singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow at the top of her lungs.

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

Council debates gift of utilities to builder

Tax plan lacks votes to pass
At a little past 3 p.m. Wednesday, Augusta Commissioner Jimmy Smith made a motion to approve a local sales tax resolution with a $160 million cap.

Dean candidate must have vision for continued growth

Council debates gift of utilities to builder
AIKEN - Aiken County's proposed $36.3 million bond issue that would fund public utilities for a private developer is beginning to face political opposition.

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Man pleads guilty in rape plot
A former bail bondsman was sentenced to prison Wednesday after he plead guilty to charges of trying to pay a man to harm a neighbor and a local attorney.

Athens struggles to fill job demand

Added bus routes meet demand
Despite swelling student enrollments in Columbia County schools, minor tweaking of bus routes is all that has been needed to keep up with the growth, officials said.

Georgia tobacco business suffers

Added bus routes meet demand
Despite swelling student enrollments in Columbia County schools, minor tweaking of bus routes is all that has been needed to keep up with the growth, officials said.

Senators may trim tree ordinances

Man pleads guilty in rape plot
A former bail bondsman was sentenced to prison Wednesday after he plead guilty to charges of trying to pay a man to harm a neighbor and a local attorney.

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.

Tax plan lacks votes to pass
At a little past 3 p.m. Wednesday, Augusta Commissioner Jimmy Smith made a motion to approve a local sales tax resolution with a $160 million cap.

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

Senators may trim tree ordinances
ATLANTA - The battle over private property rights in Georgia soon could move to an unlikely stage.

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.

Panel's decision sinks Kings Bay's expansion plans
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Three months ago, Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base was poised for its biggest expansion since it was established in 1978.

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.

Barrow talks up technical college
Kimberly Wilson said she enjoyed working in day care, but her technical college education has been a "godsend," opening up doors and preparing her for a career.

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.

Expert debunks e-mail on Mars' proximity
If you believe the hype that Mars is about to pass as close to Earth on Saturday as it has in 60,000 years, some astronauts have a few acres of lunar property they want to sell you.

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.

Athens struggles to fill job demand
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke officials acknowledge that the University of Georgia drives the Athens economy, but working in a college town has its downside.

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

Georgia tobacco business suffers
BLACKSHEAR, Ga. - State Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin's tour of tobacco warehouses didn't take long this year.

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Inconvenienced store

Fox Creek's brand of ball begins
It would make quite a reality series on ESPN - building a high school football program from scratch.

Fox Creek's brand of ball begins
It would make quite a reality series on ESPN - building a high school football program from scratch.

Fonda, Lopez fail to give audience a reason to like movie

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

Fonda, Lopez fail to give audience a reason to like movie
With a bully, her willing victim, an enabler and an oblivious innocent as central characters, it's hard to find someone to sympathize with in Monster-In-Law.

New home-video releases

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New home-video releases
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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.

Re-enactors have major part in making 'Battle of Aiken' film

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.

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in home video and DVD releases and a calendar of what's coming:

Actor Brock Peters dies at 78

Re-enactors have major part in making 'Battle of Aiken' film
Local history comes to the big screen with the premiere of The Battle of Aiken, a feature film depicting the Civil War battle that draws thousands of re-enactors and visitors to the Aiken area each February.

Fonda, Lopez fail to give audience a reason to like movie
With a bully, her willing victim, an enabler and an oblivious innocent as central characters, it's hard to find someone to sympathize with in Monster-In-Law.

Re-enactors have major part in making 'Battle of Aiken' film
Local history comes to the big screen with the premiere of The Battle of Aiken, a feature film depicting the Civil War battle that draws thousands of re-enactors and visitors to the Aiken area each February.

Sonic spotlight: Greg Bryan

Sonic spotlight: Greg Bryan
PLAYS: Pictured with a Fender Stratocaster he's had for about 22 years. "It's got a Roland GR33 guitar synthesizer. It allows me to connect to a floor pedal board that has hundred of other instruments, like a trumpet."

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.

Modern Skirts upholds traditional rules of music
Evidently, reports of the pop song's demise have been exaggerated.

Sonic spotlight: Greg Bryan
PLAYS: Pictured with a Fender Stratocaster he's had for about 22 years. "It's got a Roland GR33 guitar synthesizer. It allows me to connect to a floor pedal board that has hundred of other instruments, like a trumpet."

R. Kelly joins lineup at MTV Awards

Night of 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' planned

Magazine lists rock's 'most incredible' body parts

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.

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.

Night of 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' planned
The Livingroom Legends are ready to celebrate the moment rock rolled into country.

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.

Concert calendar
AROUND TOWN BLUEGROUND UNDERGRASS: Friday, Sept. 9, The Mission

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.

Modern Skirts upholds traditional rules of music

Night of 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' planned
The Livingroom Legends are ready to celebrate the moment rock rolled into country.

Help pick the area's top singer-songwriter

Concert calendar
AROUND TOWN BLUEGROUND UNDERGRASS: Friday, Sept. 9, The Mission

Concert calendar

Help pick the area's top singer-songwriter
Who is Augusta's best singer-songwriter?

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.

Help pick the area's top singer-songwriter
Who is Augusta's best singer-songwriter?

Modern Skirts upholds traditional rules of music
Evidently, reports of the pop song's demise have been exaggerated.

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.

Sponsors spending big to get exposure
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Jeff Gordon fans usually drink Pepsi; Dale Jarrett fans generally drink Coca-Cola.

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

Racing Newsmaker: Kasey Kahne

Racing Newsmaker: Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne barely missed making the final cut for the Chase for the Championship last year, so most expected him to be even better this year in his second full-time season in the Nextel Cup Series. And while he's won a race, he's lacked the consistency of a year ago, dropping him from contention.

Dodge asks for a new nose job

Dodge asks for a new nose job
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Dodge celebrated its second victory of the season last Sunday with a petition to change its front bumper next year.

Racing Newsmaker: Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne barely missed making the final cut for the Chase for the Championship last year, so most expected him to be even better this year in his second full-time season in the Nextel Cup Series. And while he's won a race, he's lacked the consistency of a year ago, dropping him from contention.

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.

Dodge asks for a new nose job
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Dodge celebrated its second victory of the season last Sunday with a petition to change its front bumper next year.

Sponsors spending big to get exposure
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Jeff Gordon fans usually drink Pepsi; Dale Jarrett fans generally drink Coca-Cola.

Sponsors spending big to get exposure

Text of the draft Iraqi Constitution

Text of the draft Iraqi Constitution
The complete text of the draft Iraqi Constitution, as translated from the Arabic by The Associated Press:

Text of the draft Iraqi Constitution
The complete text of the draft Iraqi Constitution, as translated from the Arabic by The Associated Press:

Davis back with first-team for Panthers

Eagles sign Landeta for second stint

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Mr. Leon Larson Odum    (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Hayden A. Kyles    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Marian Prince    (LOGANVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William W. McClellan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Roberts    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tom McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Annie Morgan    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Tom McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Annie Radford    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Hayden A. Kyles    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Priscilla Perkins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Forrest Popwell    (CARROLLTON, Ga.)

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

Miss Annie Radford    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Sidney F. Jensen, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas L. Toole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie L. Rountree    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Forrest Popwell    (CARROLLTON, Ga.)

Miss Chelsea Collins (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Darrisaw (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Forrest Popwell (CARROLLTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. William W. McClellan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Willie Burley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Holly M. Kennerly (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Louie Simons (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Prince (LOGANVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Leon Larson Odum (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Williams (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Morgan (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Sidney F. Jensen, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Priscilla Perkins (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara E. Shirey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hayden A. Kyles (TRENTON, S.C.)

Miss Chelsea Collins (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Johnson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Adams (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Emalyn Taylor (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. John W. "Bill" Loner (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Daniel Freeman (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Roberts (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ann Trussell (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Marie Hodges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Kozelnicky (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mr. Modean Lindsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Ivey, Sr. (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Hattie L. Rountree (MILLEN, Ga.)

Miss Alexandria Wiggins (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Miss Annie Radford (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Williams (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Overtime

Armstrong denies doping allegations

Dementieva advances past Douchevina

Into the Dragons' Lair

Area Announcements

Leblanc: Armstrong 'fooled' the sports world

Overtime

Indoor football league looks at city

Area Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Overtime
In 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.

Into the Dragons' Lair
A brand new football team will make its home debut Saturday night at North Augusta High School.

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 South Williamsport, Pa., a disputed call went Rancho Buena Vista's way, and now the team from California is on the way to the United States title game at the Little League World Series.

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."

Area Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

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

Into the Dragons' Lair
A brand new football team will make its home debut Saturday night at North Augusta High School.

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."

Leblanc: Armstrong 'fooled' the sports world
PARIS - Sounding convinced that Lance Armstrong is guilty of doping, the director of the Tour de France said the seven-time champion owes an explanation for "proven scientific facts" from a newspaper report alleging he cheated to win cycling's most prestigious event.

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.

Leblanc: Armstrong 'fooled' the sports world
PARIS - Sounding convinced that Lance Armstrong is guilty of doping, the director of the Tour de France said the seven-time champion owes an explanation for "proven scientific facts" from a newspaper report alleging he cheated to win cycling's most prestigious event.

Overtime
In South Williamsport, Pa., a disputed call went Rancho Buena Vista's way, and now the team from California is on the way to the United States title game at the Little League World Series.

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.

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.

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

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

Local country artist hopes new CD will launch his career

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."

Local country artist hopes new CD will launch his career
Country superstar Alan Jackson, in his autobiographical song Chasin' That Neon Rainbow, sings about his daddy's winning a radio and how that influenced his love of country music at an early age.

Local country artist hopes new CD will launch his career
Country superstar Alan Jackson, in his autobiographical song Chasin' That Neon Rainbow, sings about his daddy's winning a radio and how that influenced his love of country music at an early age.

Morris Museum gets new exhibits
Two exhibits reflecting rural life in the South and Midwest during the 1920s and '30s will open at the Morris Museum of Art within a week of each other.

This week
American Red Cross of Augusta Annual Meeting: 7 p.m. today; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St.; $21; 724-8481

Military milestones
- The following announcements have been made at Fort Gordon:

Woman goes from farm girl to writer
Living in a modest home decorated with large paintings of her relatives, Carmen Bennitt listens to Beethoven while sipping on a glass of orange juice in the kitchen

Support groups
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Students fill gap at Phinizy Swamp
Hiking through a swamp can be a little messy.

Dance theater will stage 'Peter Pan'
It's a familiar story told through a different medium.

New library, recreation center will soon open
Last week, workers painted lines on the floor of racquetball courts, sealed the basketball court floors and put other finishing touches on the newest addition at the Diamond Lakes sports complex on Windsor Spring Road in south Augusta.

Hephzibah rider wins ribbons
Paige Williams, 16, of Hephzibah, won two blue ribbons in a recent 4-H equestrian event. Riding Patch My Britches, she placed fifth in Dressage, ninth in Reining and in the top 20 in Trail at the 15-state 4-H Southern Regional competition in Montgomery, Ala. Blue ribbons were given for top-10 finishes. Paige was representing Richmond County and Georgia in the competition.

Morris Museum gets new exhibits
Two exhibits reflecting rural life in the South and Midwest during the 1920s and '30s will open at the Morris Museum of Art within a week of each other.

Events
LABOR DAY FAIR: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5; Crawfordville, Ga., two miles off Interstate 20, exit 148; parade, antique cars, exhibits, rides, vendors, entertainment; free; (706) 456-2229

Programs help residents improve their area
Annie Perkins has seen a lot in the past 35 years as a resident of Barton Village.

Recreation
HEPHZIBAH/CARROLL COMMUNITY CENTER YOUTH GYMNASTICS: 5:15-6 p.m. Thursdays; for ages 8-12; $28 a month

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Students fill gap at Phinizy Swamp
Hiking through a swamp can be a little messy.

Reunions
SEVENTH ARMORED DIVISION: 59th annual reunion Wednesday-Saturday, Sept. 7-10; Washington, D.C.; contact Charles Barry, 947 A Street, Meadville, PA 16335, (814) 333-8051 or Cbarry@Zoominternet.net

Couple says miracles abound on medical mission trips
Dr. E.J. Stincer and his wife, Holly, are longtime Baptists who say they thank God for many things - especially the cell phone.

Reunions
T.W. JOSEY HIGH SCHOOL 1993: Seeking classmates for a reunion meeting 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Wallace Branch Library, 1237 Laney-Walker Blvd.; contact Shelita Burnett-Williams, 560-0831, or Quinndella Mole-Johnson, 364-7483, or e-mail TWJOSEYclass of1993@hotmail.com

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge Results for Aug. 15-21

Around the block
The American Red Cross of Augusta's annual meeting will be at 7 p.m. today at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St. Tickets are $21. For more information, call 724-8481.

Around the block
The American Red Cross of Augusta's annual meeting will be at 7 p.m. today at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St. Tickets are $21. For more information, call 724-8481.

Pet of the week
Lilo, an 18-month-old beagle mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Pets can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollys militia.org or call 279-6274 or (803) 640-2068.

Events
LABOR DAY FAIR: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5; Crawfordville, Ga., two miles off Interstate 20, exit 148; parade, antique cars, exhibits, rides, vendors, entertainment; free; (706) 456-2229

Library events
MAIN LIBRARY TODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

Couple says miracles abound on medical mission trips
Dr. E.J. Stincer and his wife, Holly, are longtime Baptists who say they thank God for many things - especially the cell phone.

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

Reunions
T.W. JOSEY HIGH SCHOOL 1993: Seeking classmates for a reunion meeting 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Wallace Branch Library, 1237 Laney-Walker Blvd.; contact Shelita Burnett-Williams, 560-0831, or Quinndella Mole-Johnson, 364-7483, or e-mail TWJOSEYclass of1993@hotmail.com

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge Results for Aug. 15-21

Simon's characters intriguing to cast of 'The Sunshine Boys'
After a not-so-amiable split 11 years before, two vaudeville stars are brought together for what turns out to be a disastrous reunion show.

New library, recreation center will soon open
Last week, workers painted lines on the floor of racquetball courts, sealed the basketball court floors and put other finishing touches on the newest addition at the Diamond Lakes sports complex on Windsor Spring Road in south Augusta.

Reunions
T.W. JOSEY HIGH SCHOOL 1993: Seeking classmates for a reunion meeting 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Wallace Branch Library, 1237 Laney-Walker Blvd.; contact Shelita Burnett-Williams, 560-0831, or Quinndella Mole-Johnson, 364-7483, or e-mail TWJOSEYclass of1993@hotmail.com

Dance theater will stage 'Peter Pan'
It's a familiar story told through a different medium.

Georgia Farmers Market prices
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Simon's characters intriguing to cast of 'The Sunshine Boys'
After a not-so-amiable split 11 years before, two vaudeville stars are brought together for what turns out to be a disastrous reunion show.

Recreation
HEPHZIBAH/CARROLL COMMUNITY CENTER YOUTH GYMNASTICS: 5:15-6 p.m. Thursdays; for ages 8-12; $28 a month

Programs help residents improve their area
Annie Perkins has seen a lot in the past 35 years as a resident of Barton Village.

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Soldiers visit with soldiers who need to talk
For Staff Sgt. Richard Moses, an impromptu visit Monday by some noncommissioned officers at Fort Gordon was a special event.

Support groups
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

This week
American Red Cross of Augusta Annual Meeting: 7 p.m. today; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St.; $21; 724-8481

Library events
MAIN LIBRARY TODDLER STORYTIME: 10:05-10:25 a.m., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays; ages 3 and older

Military milestones
- The following announcements have been made at Fort Gordon:

Pet of the week
Lilo, an 18-month-old beagle mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Pets can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollys militia.org or call 279-6274 or (803) 640-2068.

School menu
BREAKFASTTODAY: Sausage biscuit, grits with cheese or hash brown, juice and milk

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

Georgia Farmers Market prices
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

School menu
BREAKFASTTODAY: Sausage biscuit, grits with cheese or hash brown, juice and milk

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

Hephzibah rider wins ribbons
Paige Williams, 16, of Hephzibah, won two blue ribbons in a recent 4-H equestrian event. Riding Patch My Britches, she placed fifth in Dressage, ninth in Reining and in the top 20 in Trail at the 15-state 4-H Southern Regional competition in Montgomery, Ala. Blue ribbons were given for top-10 finishes. Paige was representing Richmond County and Georgia in the competition.

Woman goes from farm girl to writer
Living in a modest home decorated with large paintings of her relatives, Carmen Bennitt listens to Beethoven while sipping on a glass of orange juice in the kitchen

Soldiers visit with soldiers who need to talk
For Staff Sgt. Richard Moses, an impromptu visit Monday by some noncommissioned officers at Fort Gordon was a special event.

CSRA Bridge results

Couple says miracles abound on medical mission trips

Reunions

Pet of the week

Simon's characters intriguing to cast of 'The Sunshine Boys'

Recuperating soldier helps out in library

Woman goes from farm girl to writer

Students fill gap at Phinizy Swamp

School menu

Morris Museum gets new exhibits

Reunions

Recreation

Soldiers visit with soldiers who need to talk

Georgia Farmers Market prices

For the record

Library events

Around the block

Hephzibah rider wins ribbons

This week

Military milestones

Dance theater will stage 'Peter Pan'

Programs help residents improve their area

Recycling centers

Events

New library, recreation center will soon open

Support groups

Post happenings

Fox Creek's brand of ball begins

Indiana plays role as setting of several big-screen pictures

BTK killer movie in production for CBS
LOS ANGELES - A movie about the effort to bring BTK killer Dennis Rader to justice is in production for CBS and will air Oct. 9, the network said Tuesday.

BTK killer movie in production for CBS

BTK killer movie in production for CBS
LOS ANGELES - A movie about the effort to bring BTK killer Dennis Rader to justice is in production for CBS and will air Oct. 9, the network said Tuesday.

Spotted

Excluded from bars, under 21 crowd has plenty of options

The Liquid Life: Modjeska

Club calendar

People in the News

Actress has accident while trying to elude paparazzi

'Shangri-La to expand into Evans

Applause calendar

People in the News

What's For Lunch: The Spotlight Deli

Stuff to do

Tereshinski closer to taking first snap
ATHENS, Ga. - When last seen in Georgia's Outback Bowl win over Wisconsin last January, the player who will open this season as the Bulldogs' backup quarterback looked to be a long way from taking a snap.

Tereshinski closer to taking first snap

Tereshinski closer to taking first snap
ATHENS, Ga. - When last seen in Georgia's Outback Bowl win over Wisconsin last January, the player who will open this season as the Bulldogs' backup quarterback looked to be a long way from taking a snap.

Indiana plays role as setting of several big-screen pictures
As you read this I am a few thousand miles away enjoying time with my wife's family in England.

Indiana plays role as setting of several big-screen pictures
As you read this I am a few thousand miles away enjoying time with my wife's family in England.

NCAA adds extra year to probation
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The NCAA handed South Carolina a third year of probation, but did not impose sanctions on TV appearances or bowl games for 10 violations that occurred during the tenure of retired coach Lou Holtz.

NCAA adds extra year to probation

NCAA adds extra year to probation
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The NCAA handed South Carolina a third year of probation, but did not impose sanctions on TV appearances or bowl games for 10 violations that occurred during the tenure of retired coach Lou Holtz.

Donation could save lives under fire

RECing Crew is ready to kick off its season

Reunions

This week

Bulldogs, Trojans loaded with experience

Aiken officer donates monetary award to United Way

Recycling centers

Across the river

Banksia has seen many occupants

Around the block

New soccer coach at USC Aiken has to move quickly

School lunch menu

Televangelist calls for assassination of foreign leader

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