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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Applause cover

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.

Human cadaver exhibit breaks museum 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.

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.

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.

Galleries calendar

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.

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

Gooden sought by police after fleeing Tampa traffic stop

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Francouer goes small ball in win

Francoeur on 'Sports Illustrated' cover

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

Cubs blast Braves pitching for 10 runs

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

Hampton returns home to DL

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

Internet phone providers face 911 hang-ups

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

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.

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.

Experts say rising gas prices spur thefts, violence

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.

Higher oil prices erase early gains

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.

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.

New plant waiting on land swap

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.

Oil prices, home sales send markets lower

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

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.

Law on indecency eludes Congress

Revitalization group moves to new office

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.

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.

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.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 25, 2005.

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

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.

'Noles' Bowden still upbeat despite horrid off-season

Healthy Devils hungry for wins

Tuberville: Auburn not rebuilding

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.

Tennessee hopes to return to SEC championship

Tennessee set to retire famous numbers

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.

Razorbacks ready to start new bowl streak

'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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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

A noble settlement

The unwelcome mat

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

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

Health care setback

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Small bites

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

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
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.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Another caddie for Woods, this one temporary

NCAA medalists to face off

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.

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.

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.

Sorenstam not stepping aside soon

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.

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

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.

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

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?
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

Runaway bride's punishment unfair

Columnist reveals self as anti-war

Why knock new shopping center?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Book gives insight into Bush motives

Living briefs

Google to launch messaging, voice service

Motor scooters gaining popularity in U.S.

New fuel standards for SUVs, minivans proposed

Hawaiian lava sledding tradition revived

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.

Tinkering produced electric car

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

Creek to get bigger bridge

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

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

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.

Across the area

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

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.

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.

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

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
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.

Tax plan lacks votes to pass

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day

Autopsy doesn't solve mystery

Across the area

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

Disabled gain advocates

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

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.

Added bus routes meet demand

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.

BRAC votes have little local effect

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

Campus expanding at Augusta Prep

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

Bread deliverer rolls in lottery dough

Rants and Raves
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Panel's decision sinks Kings Bay's expansion plans

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Across the region

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

Ownership of land is debated

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Rants and Raves
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Across the region

Study: Aspirin might reduce risk of colon cancer

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.

Teacher planning wouldn't cut class

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.

Man accused of shooting girlfriend

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 Georgia

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.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Barrow talks up technical college

Augusta jobs decline for another quarter

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.

Vehicles must improve mileage

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

Across Georgia
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 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.

Midland Valley Prep gets extension

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.

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

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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

News you can use

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.

Inconvenienced store

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
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.

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.

Schools monitor fuel prices for buses

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.

Expert debunks e-mail on Mars' proximity

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.

Council debates gift of utilities to builder

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.

Man pleads guilty in rape plot

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

Dean candidate must have vision for continued growth

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.

News you can use

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

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.

Officer's actions save choking pupil

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

Georgia tobacco business suffers

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Officials evaluate heat index system

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

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

New home-video releases

Actor Brock Peters dies at 78

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

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.

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:

Mini reviews

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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."

Help pick the area's top singer-songwriter

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

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

Modern Skirts upholds traditional rules of music

Magazine lists rock's 'most incredible' body parts

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.

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.

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."

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.

Sonic spotlight: Greg Bryan

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.

Night of 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' planned

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

Concert calendar

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

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?

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

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.

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.

Racing Newsmaker: Kasey Kahne

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

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

Dodge asks for a new nose job

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.

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

Earnhardt to field Busch team

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:

Eagles sign Landeta for second stint

Davis back with first-team for Panthers

Mrs. Emalyn Taylor    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marian Prince    (LOGANVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tom McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Chelsea Collins    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Modean Lindsey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Phyllis Williams    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Adams    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Willie Burley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Darrisaw    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Phyllis Williams    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

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

Miss Alexandria Wiggins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Christine Darrisaw    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Annie Radford    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Trussell    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas L. Toole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Chelsea Collins    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Annie Roberts    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Annie Roberts    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ann Trussell    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tom McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas L. Toole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Kozelnicky    (ATHENS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Modean Lindsey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emalyn Taylor    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Larson Odum    (MACON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Priscilla Perkins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Forrest Popwell    (CARROLLTON, Ga.)

Miss Chelsea Collins    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Daniel Freeman    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Louie Simons    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Williams    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Daniel Freeman    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Edna Adams    (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

Miss Chelsea Collins    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. George Kozelnicky    (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mr. Tom McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Tom McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Annie Morgan    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas L. Toole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Alexandria Wiggins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Larson Odum    (MACON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Priscilla Perkins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Annie Radford    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Donald Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Phyllis Williams    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Louie Simons    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Forrest Popwell    (CARROLLTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Morgan    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Modean Lindsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Prince (LOGANVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Emalyn Taylor (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Chelsea Collins (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Miss Alexandria Wiggins (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Darrisaw (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Annie Roberts (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Kozelnicky (ATHENS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Daniel Freeman (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Forrest Popwell (CARROLLTON, Ga.)

Miss Chelsea Collins (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Hodges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louie Simons (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Marie Hodges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Williams (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Priscilla Perkins (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Trussell (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Leon Larson Odum (MACON, Ga.)

Miss Annie Radford (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Annie Morgan (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Phyllis Williams (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Adams (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overtime

Armstrong denies doping allegations

Overtime

Indoor football league looks at city

Dementieva advances past Douchevina

Area Announcements

Leblanc: Armstrong 'fooled' the sports world

Into the Dragons' Lair

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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."

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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
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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

For the record

Recycling centers

This week

Pet of the week

Soldiers visit with soldiers who need to talk

Military milestones

Around the block

Recreation

Dance theater will stage 'Peter Pan'

Georgia Farmers Market prices

Students fill gap at Phinizy Swamp

Library events

CSRA Bridge results

Hephzibah rider wins ribbons

Woman goes from farm girl to writer

Morris Museum gets new exhibits

Reunions

Programs help residents improve their area

School menu

Events

Couple says miracles abound on medical mission trips

Support groups

Post happenings

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

New library, recreation center will soon open

Recuperating soldier helps out in library

Reunions

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
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

People in the News

Club calendar

Spotted

Stuff to do

People in the News

Actress has accident while trying to elude paparazzi

'Shangri-La to expand into Evans

Excluded from bars, under 21 crowd has plenty of options

The Liquid Life: Modjeska

What's For Lunch: The Spotlight Deli

Applause calendar

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.

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
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

RECing Crew is ready to kick off its season

Recycling centers

Bulldogs, Trojans loaded with experience

School lunch menu

Donation could save lives under fire

Aiken officer donates monetary award to United Way

Across the river

New soccer coach at USC Aiken has to move quickly

Reunions

Banksia has seen many occupants

Around the block

This week

Televangelist calls for assassination of foreign leader