Applause cover

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

Galleries calendar

Galleries calendar
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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

Reds top Nationals, 5-3

Reds top Nationals, 5-3
WASHINGTON - After all of the injuries, after the long power drought to start 2005, Ken Griffey Jr. is a 30-homer player once again.

Reds top Nationals, 5-3
WASHINGTON - After all of the injuries, after the long power drought to start 2005, Ken Griffey Jr. is a 30-homer player once again.

At least one reader has hit all 50 states

McCann making most of chance with Braves
ATLANTA - Only 21, Brian McCann began the 2005 season thinking he was at least one or two years away from having a chance to make the big leagues.

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.

McCann making most of chance with Braves
ATLANTA - Only 21, Brian McCann began the 2005 season thinking he was at least one or two years away from having a chance to make the big leagues.

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.

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.

Franco says his faith keeps him going strong

McCann making most of chance with Braves

Franco says his faith keeps him going strong
CHICAGO - The story to Julio Franco's longevity would seem underlying to most, but it's at the forefront for baseball's ageless wonder, who celebrated his 47th birthday Tuesday.

Francouer goes small ball in win

Franco says his faith keeps him going strong
CHICAGO - The story to Julio Franco's longevity would seem underlying to most, but it's at the forefront for baseball's ageless wonder, who celebrated his 47th birthday Tuesday.

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.

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.

GM extends popular employee discount program
DETROIT - General Motors Corp., looking to maintain the momentum of its hugely popular employee-pricing discount plan, has extended the promotion until Sept. 30.

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

Internet phone providers face 911 hang-ups

Sept. 11 led to economic boom in Gulf
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - In the United States, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are seen as the catalyst for a period of fear, war and economic worry.

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

GM extends popular employee discount program
DETROIT - General Motors Corp., looking to maintain the momentum of its hugely popular employee-pricing discount plan, has extended the promotion until Sept. 30.

Regulators delay J&J acquisition
TRENTON, N.J. - The European Union cleared Johnson & Johnson's planned purchase of heart device maker Guidant Corp. on Thursday, provided some operations are sold, but Johnson & Johnson said the deal's closing will be delayed because key U.S. regulators have yet to sign off.

Rates on 30-year mortgages continue to decline

Higher oil prices erase early gains

Rates on 30-year mortgages continue to decline
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages declined for a second straight week as low mortgages continued to fuel the country's housing boom.

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.

Sept. 11 led to economic boom in Gulf
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - In the United States, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are seen as the catalyst for a period of fear, war and economic worry.

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.

Stocks edge higher despite oil concerns
NEW YORK - Stocks managed modest gains Thursday as investors saw a series of corporate acquisitions as a chance to pick up bargains in an otherwise difficult market. Another record high for oil prices muted the gains.

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.

Regulators delay J&J acquisition
TRENTON, N.J. - The European Union cleared Johnson & Johnson's planned purchase of heart device maker Guidant Corp. on Thursday, provided some operations are sold, but Johnson & Johnson said the deal's closing will be delayed because key U.S. regulators have yet to sign off.

Stocks edge higher despite oil concerns
NEW YORK - Stocks managed modest gains Thursday as investors saw a series of corporate acquisitions as a chance to pick up bargains in an otherwise difficult market. Another record high for oil prices muted the gains.

Rates on 30-year mortgages continue to decline
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages declined for a second straight week as low mortgages continued to fuel the country's housing boom.

Rates on 30-year mortgages continue to decline
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages declined for a second straight week as low mortgages continued to fuel the country's housing boom.

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.

GM extends popular employee discount program

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.

Regulators delay J&J acquisition

Sept. 11 led to economic boom in Gulf

Stocks edge higher despite oil concerns

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 25, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on August 26, 2005.

Late broadcaster shares life at Clemson in book

Late broadcaster shares life at Clemson in book
CLEMSON, S.C. - Jeff Phillips still chuckles a bit when he thinks about his late father's broadcasting career path: A college dropout from Ohio who moved South to become "The Voice of The Clemson Tigers" for 36 years.

Late broadcaster shares life at Clemson in book
CLEMSON, S.C. - Jeff Phillips still chuckles a bit when he thinks about his late father's broadcasting career path: A college dropout from Ohio who moved South to become "The Voice of The Clemson Tigers" for 36 years.

Solich unquestioned leader of Ohio Bobcats
ATHENS, Ohio - When Frank Solich pulls open the blinds in his office, he gazes down on a stadium less than half the size of the place where he used to coach. Green, not red, is the dominant color, and winning football rarely has been seen there.

Tennessee hopes to return to SEC championship

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.

'Noles' Bowden still upbeat despite horrid off-season

'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.

Meyer hoping to build winner
When coach Urban Meyer left Utah last season for his new high-profile job at Florida, he knew the kind of players he would be getting. He just didn't know what they would be lacking.

Meyer hoping to build winner

Coach will put focus on offense
Nothing defrosts The Fridge faster than interceptions.

Tuberville: Auburn not rebuilding

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.

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.

'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.

Coach will put focus on offense
Nothing defrosts The Fridge faster than interceptions.

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.

Meyer hoping to build winner
When coach Urban Meyer left Utah last season for his new high-profile job at Florida, he knew the kind of players he would be getting. He just didn't know what they would be lacking.

Coach will put focus on offense

Solich unquestioned leader of Ohio Bobcats
ATHENS, Ohio - When Frank Solich pulls open the blinds in his office, he gazes down on a stadium less than half the size of the place where he used to coach. Green, not red, is the dominant color, and winning football rarely has been seen there.

Solich unquestioned leader of Ohio Bobcats

Vogtle's big move

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

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.

Taking on the bully
There's good reason to support President Bush's No Child Left Behind law. First, it raises academic standards in the nation's public schools, which is certainly a good thing; second, it encourages a generally uniform method of grading so that comparisons between different school systems and states will have some degree of meaning.

Where is our resolve?
You won't hear nearly as much about Marine Lance Cpl. Louis Wayne Qualls as you've heard about Army Spc. Casey Sheehan.

Where is our resolve?

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

Robertson's recklessness

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

Taking on the bully
There's good reason to support President Bush's No Child Left Behind law. First, it raises academic standards in the nation's public schools, which is certainly a good thing; second, it encourages a generally uniform method of grading so that comparisons between different school systems and states will have some degree of meaning.

Where is our resolve?
You won't hear nearly as much about Marine Lance Cpl. Louis Wayne Qualls as you've heard about Army Spc. Casey Sheehan.

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.

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.

Taking on the bully

Applause calendar
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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.

Applause calendar
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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.

'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.

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 - JLO is going on the auction block - for charity.

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

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

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.

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

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.

People in the News
NEW YORK - JLO is going on the auction block - for charity.

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.

Newton-John's missing boyfriend was mired in debt
LOS ANGELES - The missing boyfriend of singer Olivia Newton-John filed for bankruptcy in 2000 and was recently embroiled in a legal dispute over late child support payments, according to court documents.

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.

Newton-John's missing boyfriend was mired in debt
LOS ANGELES - The missing boyfriend of singer Olivia Newton-John filed for bankruptcy in 2000 and was recently embroiled in a legal dispute over late child support payments, according to court documents.

Rates on 30-year mortgages decline again
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages declined for a second straight week as low mortgages continued to fuel the country's housing boom.

Rates on 30-year mortgages decline again

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Anglers find schools in, out
With apologies to Shakespeare: To school or not to school? That is the question.

Fishing tournaments

Anglers find schools in, out

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Anglers find schools in, out
With apologies to Shakespeare: To school or not to school? That is the question.

Plan now for care of next garden
Here are a few general gardening tips for the late-summer/fall garden.

Sunflowers make great teaching aids
NEW MARKET, Va. - Back when I was growing up, kids would measure the length of their summer vacations against what was happening in the family garden.

Sunflowers make great teaching aids
NEW MARKET, Va. - Back when I was growing up, kids would measure the length of their summer vacations against what was happening in the family garden.

Plan now for care of next garden

Sunflowers make great teaching aids

Plan now for care of next garden
Here are a few general gardening tips for the late-summer/fall garden.

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.

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.

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.

NCAA medalists to face off

Laney's offense decides to 'Wing' it

Thoroughbreds' trio thriving with life on the line

Player of the week

Fans find much to cheer about in loss

Game schedules

Coaches Confidential

Week 2 Key Matchups

Game schedules
All games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted

Week 2 Key Matchups
Here are key games for area teams:

Thoroughbreds' trio thriving with life on the line
Imagine Wolverine fighting side-by-side with The Hulk and Superman. Now imagine it all on a football field.

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

Coaches Confidential
Question 1: What's the most important position on the field?

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

Player of the week
LAST WEEK: Jackson carried the ball seven times for 159 yards and two touchdowns in a 70-0 Burke County win against Jenkins County.

Fans find much to cheer about in loss
The fact that their opponent lit up the scoreboard like a pinball wizard didn't matter to Fox Creek fans.

Fans find much to cheer about in loss
The fact that their opponent lit up the scoreboard like a pinball wizard didn't matter to Fox Creek fans.

Thoroughbreds' trio thriving with life on the line
Imagine Wolverine fighting side-by-side with The Hulk and Superman. Now imagine it all on a football field.

Game schedules
All games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted

Week 2 Key Matchups
Here are key games for area teams:

Coaches Confidential
Question 1: What's the most important position on the field?

Player of the week
LAST WEEK: Jackson carried the ball seven times for 159 yards and two touchdowns in a 70-0 Burke County win against Jenkins County.

At least one reader has hit all 50 states
When I asked if anyone had been to all 50 states, Betty Beman, of Martinez, was quick to call.

At least one reader has hit all 50 states
When I asked if anyone had been to all 50 states, Betty Beman, of Martinez, was quick to call.

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.

Ex-substitute teacher pleads not guilty
A former Columbia County substitute teacher pleaded not guilty this morning to child molestation charges.

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.

Students charged in gun incident
Two Augusta Preparatory Day School students were formally charged today after an investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office into a May incident in which a gun was taken onto the school campus and discharged.

Superintendent made right move

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.

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

Elect Ed Tarver to Senate seat

Runaway bride's punishment unfair

Elect Ed Tarver to Senate seat
Ed Tarver is a good fit for Georgia's state Senate District 22. He brings excellent credentials, which will bring a breath of fresh air.Joseph Diggs Sr., 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

Here are the facts about war in Iraq
Americans are becoming more and more opposed to the war in Iraq for many reasons. No matter what one's views are, here are a few indisputable facts:Paul L. Cook, 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

Here are the facts about war in Iraq
Americans are becoming more and more opposed to the war in Iraq for many reasons. No matter what one's views are, here are a few indisputable facts:Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Liberals are detached from reality
The articles from guest columnists, published in the Aug. 19 and Aug. 21 editions of The Chronicle - one from a Miami Herald writer, the other from a member of The Future of Freedom Foundation - are quite instructive about how liberals think.Tony Howard, 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

Why knock new shopping center?

Elect Ed Tarver to Senate seat
Ed Tarver is a good fit for Georgia's state Senate District 22. He brings excellent credentials, which will bring a breath of fresh air.Joseph Diggs Sr., Augusta

War is just one big Bush ego trip

Liberals are detached from reality
The articles from guest columnists, published in the Aug. 19 and Aug. 21 editions of The Chronicle - one from a Miami Herald writer, the other from a member of The Future of Freedom Foundation - are quite instructive about how liberals think.Tony Howard, 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.

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.

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.

Here are the facts about war in Iraq

Liberals are detached from reality

Parents, boosters, community build fervor for prep football

Internet phone companies to cut off tens of thousands of users

Earth's core spinning faster than the crust

Living briefs

Minor quake rattles N.C., Georgia and Tennessee

Earth's core spinning faster than the crust
WASHINGTON - The giant iron ball at the center of the Earth appears to be spinning a bit faster than the rest of the planet.

Living briefs
Have your say in The Augusta Chronicle's Singer-Songwriter contest.

Minor quake rattles N.C., Georgia and Tennessee
HOT SPRINGS, N.C. - A magnitude 3.8 earthquake rattled homes in North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia but appeared to have caused little serious damage.

Parents, boosters, community build fervor for prep football
They come bearing the essentials. A camera in one hand; a program in the other. Portable chairs, pocket rosters, team colors, binoculars, banners - whatever it takes to get in the game.

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.

Living briefs
Have your say in The Augusta Chronicle's Singer-Songwriter contest.

Minor quake rattles N.C., Georgia and Tennessee
HOT SPRINGS, N.C. - A magnitude 3.8 earthquake rattled homes in North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia but appeared to have caused little serious damage.

Parents, boosters, community build fervor for prep football
They come bearing the essentials. A camera in one hand; a program in the other. Portable chairs, pocket rosters, team colors, binoculars, banners - whatever it takes to get in the game.

Earth's core spinning faster than the crust
WASHINGTON - The giant iron ball at the center of the Earth appears to be spinning a bit faster than the rest of the planet.

Police seek suspect in shooting death
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man suspected in the shooting death of a woman in Augusta's Bethlehem neighborhood Thursday morning.

Schools monitor fuel prices for buses

UGA slips in 2005 ranking of colleges to 12th
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia students are simply partying with less gusto than they were a year ago.

UGA slips in 2005 ranking of colleges to 12th

State health care plan gets good prognosis
ATLANTA - Hundreds of thousands of low-income Georgians are unlikely to face more cuts to their state-funded health care in the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1, officials who oversee the programs said Thursday.

Norwood speaks on national issues

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

State health care plan gets good prognosis

Venue is nearly complete
Construction is nearly finished on the new amphitheater in Columbia County.

Animal-killing doctor gets probation

Norwood speaks on national issues
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., called for a stronger border patrol to curb illegal immigration Thursday afternoon at Augusta Towers Hotel & Convention Center.

Two men get probation for '02 drowning

Norwood speaks on national issues
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., called for a stronger border patrol to curb illegal immigration Thursday afternoon at Augusta Towers Hotel & Convention Center.

Across Georgia

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.

News you can use

Across the area
A former director of Jefferson Energy Cooperative and native of Millen has been nominated by President Bush to serve as head of an agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Victim of crash is Evans woman

Correction
- A story in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle on school bus fuel costs did not fully identify Dewayne Porter, Columbia County school system's transportation director.

Airport flies to get FAA funds

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.

Venue is nearly complete

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.

Correction
- A story in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle on school bus fuel costs did not fully identify Dewayne Porter, Columbia County school system's transportation director.

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

West Nile enters Aiken County

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Animal-killing doctor gets probation
A physician who killed his horses and dog and engaged in a standoff with sheriff's officers pleaded guilty Thursday.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Correction

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - Three Upstate teenagers have been arrested after being accused of bringing a gun loaded with three bullets to school.

Police seek suspect in shooting death

News you can use
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Police seek suspect in shooting death
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man suspected in the shooting death of a woman in Augusta's Bethlehem neighborhood Thursday morning.

Exiting teachers can cost millions
Teachers transferring schools and leaving the profession cost Georgia about $185 million last year, according to a report issued by a Washington-based education advocacy group.

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.

Victim of crash is Evans woman
An Evans woman was identified Thursday as one of two victims in a small-plane crash in Chester County, Pa.

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

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.

Across the region

West Nile enters Aiken County
AIKEN - State environmental officials have confirmed that mosquitoes in Aiken County are carrying the West Nile virus.

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Exiting teachers can cost millions
Teachers transferring schools and leaving the profession cost Georgia about $185 million last year, according to a report issued by a Washington-based education advocacy group.

Athens struggles to fill job demand

Across Georgia
DUBLIN - A 15-year-old girl was arrested Thursday and accused of robbing and fatally shooting two men who had given her and a companion a ride to a motel, police said.

Two men get probation for '02 drowning
Two men who claimed they only left a disabled, intoxicated man in shallow water at Lake Olmstead took responsibility Thursday for his death.

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Airport flies to get FAA funds
Augusta Regional Airport was awarded - and nearly lost - almost $2 million in Federal Aviation Administration money designed to help offset the costs of the new terminal under construction.

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

Group's focus is to build party up
AIKEN - The South Carolina Democratic Party must follow five basic steps to prepare for the 2006 political contests, and organizing precincts statewide tops the list.

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.

Venue is nearly complete
Construction is nearly finished on the new amphitheater in Columbia County.

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

West Nile enters Aiken County
AIKEN - State environmental officials have confirmed that mosquitoes in Aiken County are carrying the West Nile virus.

Across the area

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

Disabled gain advocates

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

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.

Added bus routes meet demand

Animal-killing doctor gets probation
A physician who killed his horses and dog and engaged in a standoff with sheriff's officers pleaded guilty Thursday.

BRAC votes have little local effect

Two men get probation for '02 drowning
Two men who claimed they only left a disabled, intoxicated man in shallow water at Lake Olmstead took responsibility Thursday for his death.

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Tax plan lacks votes to pass

Council debates gift of utilities to builder

Across Georgia
DUBLIN - A 15-year-old girl was arrested Thursday and accused of robbing and fatally shooting two men who had given her and a companion a ride to a motel, police said.

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

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

Kid of the Day
Alfonzo Harris Jr. is today's Kid of the Day.

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State health care plan gets good prognosis
ATLANTA - Hundreds of thousands of low-income Georgians are unlikely to face more cuts to their state-funded health care in the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1, officials who oversee the programs said Thursday.

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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.

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

Airport flies to get FAA funds
Augusta Regional Airport was awarded - and nearly lost - almost $2 million in Federal Aviation Administration money designed to help offset the costs of the new terminal under construction.

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

Group's focus is to build party up
AIKEN - The South Carolina Democratic Party must follow five basic steps to prepare for the 2006 political contests, and organizing precincts statewide tops the list.

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.

Panel's decision sinks Kings Bay's expansion plans

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.

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.

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.

Barrow talks up technical college

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

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

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

Man pleads guilty in rape plot

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.

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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.

Officer's actions save choking pupil

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.

Kid of the Day
Alfonzo Harris Jr. is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

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.

Across the area

Victim of crash is Evans woman
An Evans woman was identified Thursday as one of two victims in a small-plane crash in Chester County, Pa.

Exiting teachers can cost millions

UGA slips in 2005 ranking of colleges to 12th
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia students are simply partying with less gusto than they were a year ago.

Across South Carolina

Group's focus is to build party up

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Augusta jobs decline for another quarter

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.

Across the area
A former director of Jefferson Energy Cooperative and native of Millen has been nominated by President Bush to serve as head of an agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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.

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

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - Three Upstate teenagers have been arrested after being accused of bringing a gun loaded with three bullets to school.

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.

Georgia tobacco business suffers

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.

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

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.

Director Altman's presence dominates set on 'Prairie'
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Kevin Kline is in the zone. The Academy Award-winning actor is so focused on his role as hard-boiled gumshoe Guy Noir that he doesn't notice he's cut his finger as he shoots a scene for the A Prairie Home Companion movie in the lobby of the Fitzgerald Theater.

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

Director Altman's presence dominates set on 'Prairie'
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Kevin Kline is in the zone. The Academy Award-winning actor is so focused on his role as hard-boiled gumshoe Guy Noir that he doesn't notice he's cut his finger as he shoots a scene for the A Prairie Home Companion movie in the lobby of the Fitzgerald Theater.

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.

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:

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.

Director Altman's presence dominates set on 'Prairie'

New home-video releases

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:

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

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

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.

MTV pre-awards parties begin in Miami with storm looming
MIAMI - As a tropical storm targeted southern Florida, MTV said Wednesday it has plans in place to deal with rough weather leading up to its Video Music Awards.

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

Concert calendar

Modern Skirts upholds traditional rules of music

MTV adds broadband coverage for Video Music Awards

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

MTV pre-awards parties begin in Miami with storm looming

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

Help pick the area's top singer-songwriter

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."

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

Night of 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' planned

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."

MTV adds broadband coverage for Video Music Awards
LOS ANGELES - MTV's Video Music Awards are going broadband, expanding beyond television for a new take on the typically raucous ceremony along with "bonus" performances and other original online coverage, the channel said Thursday.

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

MTV adds broadband coverage for Video Music Awards
LOS ANGELES - MTV's Video Music Awards are going broadband, expanding beyond television for a new take on the typically raucous ceremony along with "bonus" performances and other original online coverage, the channel said Thursday.

MTV pre-awards parties begin in Miami with storm looming
MIAMI - As a tropical storm targeted southern Florida, MTV said Wednesday it has plans in place to deal with rough weather leading up to its Video Music Awards.

Sonic spotlight: Greg Bryan

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.

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

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.

Sponsors spending big to get exposure

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.

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.

Dodge asks for a new nose job

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

Racing Newsmaker: Kasey Kahne

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:

Browns to see if they're up to speed vs. Panthers

Jenkins soars high for Atlanta

Featured obituary: Charlie Willie Griffin Sr.
Charlie Willie Griffin Sr. made sure his eight children realized the value of education.

Miss Annie Radford    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lathy E. Morris    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. George Kozelnicky    (ATHENS, Ga.)

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

Ms. Cleat Jansen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Cleat Jansen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Morgan    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Keith Hendrix    (HAYESVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Bessie Washington    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Dea. Charlie Griffin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dea. Charlie Griffin, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Tiffany E. Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia DeLamotte    (PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.)

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

Mr. Charles M. Ballard    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Freeman    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Priscilla Perkins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Williams    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Emalyn Taylor    (EVANS, Ga.)

Rev. Stanford Shank, Jr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Louie Simons    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Wise    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eugenia DeLamotte    (PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.)

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

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Louvenia Jordan    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ethel D. Ouzts    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Miss Annie Radford    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Forrest Popwell    (CARROLLTON, Ga.)

Mr. John Straughter    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Priscilla Perkins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lathy E. Morris    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Annie Morgan    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Forrest Popwell    (CARROLLTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Tom McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie McCord    (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

Mr. George Kozelnicky    (ATHENS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John Straughter    (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marion Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Donald Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Charlie Willie Griffin Sr.
Charlie Willie Griffin Sr. made sure his eight children realized the value of education.

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

Mr. Charles M. Ballard    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Keith Hendrix    (HAYESVILLE, N.C.)

Mr. Daniel Freeman    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Christine Darrisaw    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie McCord    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Miss Chelsea Collins    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Donald Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Phyllis Williams    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Rev. Stanford Shank, Jr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Emalyn Taylor    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Washington    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Louie Simons    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Wise    (WRENS, Ga.)

Miss Chelsea Collins    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Miss Tiffany E. Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Louvenia Jordan    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara E. Shirey    (AUGUSTA, 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.)

Mrs. Ethel D. Ouzts    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. Tom McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Marion Williams (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Chelsea Collins (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. George Kozelnicky (ATHENS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Priscilla Perkins (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: Charlie Willie Griffin Sr.

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

Mrs. Minnie McCord (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Tiffany E. Nelson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Annie Radford (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Keith Hendrix (HAYESVILLE, N.C.)

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

Mrs. Bessie Washington (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mr. John Straughter (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Freeman (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Cleat Jansen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eugenia DeLamotte (PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.)

Mrs. Lathy E. Morris (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Rev. Stanford Shank, Jr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Williams (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Mary Riley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Linda Wise (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Darrisaw (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Dea. Charlie Griffin, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emalyn Taylor (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Louvenia Jordan (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Charles M. Ballard (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ethel D. Ouzts (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Morgan (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Forrest Popwell (CARROLLTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Louie Simons (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Into the Dragons' Lair

Leblanc: Armstrong 'fooled' the sports world

Davenport wins, closes in on reclaiming No. 1

Area Announcements

Overtime

Overtime

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.

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

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.

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 Rome, Ga., the Augusta GreenJackets' Nos. 5 through 7 hitters combined for seven hits and three RBI as the GreenJackets beat the Rome Braves 4-3.

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

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.

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.

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 Rome, Ga., the Augusta GreenJackets' Nos. 5 through 7 hitters combined for seven hits and three RBI as the GreenJackets beat the Rome Braves 4-3.

Davenport wins, closes in on reclaiming No. 1
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Lindsay Davenport escaped with a 6-2, 7-6 (5) victory over Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova on Thursday to reach the Pilot Pen semifinals, putting her within one win of regaining the No. 1 ranking from Maria Sharapova.

Davenport wins, closes in on reclaiming No. 1
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Lindsay Davenport escaped with a 6-2, 7-6 (5) victory over Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova on Thursday to reach the Pilot Pen semifinals, putting her within one win of regaining the No. 1 ranking from Maria Sharapova.

Browns to see if they're up to speed vs. Panthers
CLEVELAND - Like a politician pushing the party platform, Cleveland Browns coach Romeo Crennel repeated one phrase more than any during his first training camp. The mantra: slow and steady.

Jenkins soars high for Atlanta
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Michael Jenkins showed he can be Atlanta's No. 1 receiver, even if it happens by default.

Jenkins soars high for Atlanta
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Michael Jenkins showed he can be Atlanta's No. 1 receiver, even if it happens by default.

Browns to see if they're up to speed vs. Panthers
CLEVELAND - Like a politician pushing the party platform, Cleveland Browns coach Romeo Crennel repeated one phrase more than any during his first training camp. The mantra: slow and steady.

Local country artist hopes new CD will launch his career

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Woman goes from farm girl to writer

New library, recreation center will soon open

Reunions

Morris Museum gets new exhibits

Support groups

Programs help residents improve their area

Recycling centers

Military milestones

School menu

Pet of the week

Couple says miracles abound on medical mission trips

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

For the record

Recuperating soldier helps out in library

Reunions

Soldiers visit with soldiers who need to talk

Post happenings

CSRA Bridge results

Students fill gap at Phinizy Swamp

Around the block

Library events

Hephzibah rider wins ribbons

Dance theater will stage 'Peter Pan'

Recreation

Georgia Farmers Market prices

Events

This week

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.

Home makeover TV show spans the globe
LOS ANGELES - After performing makeovers on virtually every willing man, woman and house in America and beholding the result - attractive ratings - television had only one logical course of action. It had to improve the world.

Home makeover TV show spans the globe

BTK killer movie in production for CBS

Home makeover TV show spans the globe
LOS ANGELES - After performing makeovers on virtually every willing man, woman and house in America and beholding the result - attractive ratings - television had only one logical course of action. It had to improve the world.

People in the News

Newton-John's missing boyfriend was mired in debt

Stuff to do

Excluded from bars, under 21 crowd has plenty of options

What's For Lunch: The Spotlight Deli

Spotted

The Liquid Life: Modjeska

'Shangri-La to expand into Evans

Applause calendar

People in the News

Club calendar

Freshman impresses coaches
ATHENS, Ga. - You won't find Burke County's Marcus Washington on a list of the top 20 incoming Southeastern Conference recruits in the preseason football magazines.

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.

Freshman impresses coaches

Freshman impresses coaches
ATHENS, Ga. - You won't find Burke County's Marcus Washington on a list of the top 20 incoming Southeastern Conference recruits in the preseason football magazines.

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.