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

Applause cover

Galleries calendar
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Galleries calendar

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

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
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.

Reds top Nationals, 5-3

At least one reader has hit all 50 states

Franco says his faith keeps him going strong

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.

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
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.

Francouer goes small ball in win

Hampton returns home to DL

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.

McCann making most of chance with Braves

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.

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.

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.

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

Internet phone providers face 911 hang-ups

Rates on 30-year mortgages continue to decline

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

Revitalization group moves to new office

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

Law on indecency eludes Congress

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

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.

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.

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.

Stocks edge higher despite oil concerns

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sept. 11 led to economic boom in Gulf

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.

Higher oil prices erase early gains

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.

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

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
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.

Late broadcaster shares life at Clemson in book

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.

Tennessee hopes to return to SEC championship

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.

'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.

'Noles' Bowden still upbeat despite horrid off-season

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.

Solich unquestioned leader of Ohio Bobcats

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.

'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.

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.

Meyer hoping to build winner

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.

Tuberville: Auburn not rebuilding

Coach will put focus on offense

Robertson's recklessness

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.

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Rates on 30-year mortgages decline again

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.

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

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

Fishing tournaments

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

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.

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

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
Here are a few general gardening tips for the late-summer/fall garden.

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

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

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
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

Laney's offense decides to 'Wing' it

Coaches Confidential

Game schedules

Fans find much to cheer about in loss

Thoroughbreds' trio thriving with life on the line

Week 2 Key Matchups

Player of the week

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Elect Ed Tarver to Senate seat

War is just one big Bush ego trip

Here are the facts about war in Iraq

Runaway bride's punishment unfair

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

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

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

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

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.

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
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.

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.

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

Minor quake rattles N.C., Georgia and Tennessee

Earth's core spinning faster than the crust

Internet phone companies to cut off tens of thousands of users

Living briefs

Parents, boosters, community build fervor for prep football

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dean candidate must have vision for continued growth

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.

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.

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.

Group's focus is to build party up

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Schools monitor fuel prices for buses

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

Georgia tobacco business suffers

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

Across 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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

Athens struggles to fill job demand

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

West Nile enters Aiken County

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

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

Norwood speaks on national issues

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

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.

Expert debunks e-mail on Mars' proximity

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.

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.

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

Officer's actions save choking pupil

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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

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.

Senators may trim tree ordinances

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.

Augusta jobs decline for another quarter

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Tax plan lacks votes to pass

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.

Ownership of land is debated

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.

Across the region

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.

Council debates gift of utilities to builder

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Animal-killing doctor gets probation

Exiting teachers can cost millions

Two men get probation for '02 drowning

Police seek suspect in shooting death

News you can use

UGA slips in 2005 ranking of colleges to 12th

Airport flies to get FAA funds

State health care plan gets good prognosis

Kid of the Day

Panel's decision sinks Kings Bay's expansion plans

Across Georgia

BRAC votes have little local effect

Victim of crash is Evans woman

Added bus routes meet demand

Venue is nearly complete

Disabled gain advocates

Across the area

Correction

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:

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

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

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

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.

Mini reviews

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.

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.

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

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

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:

Director Altman's presence dominates set on 'Prairie'

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.

Help pick the area's top singer-songwriter

Concert calendar

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

Modern Skirts upholds traditional rules of music

MTV adds broadband coverage for Video Music Awards

Sonic spotlight: Greg Bryan

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

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."

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 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.

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.

MTV pre-awards parties begin in Miami with storm looming

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

Night of 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' planned

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.

Dodge asks for a new nose job

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Donald Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Ms. Cleat Jansen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. John Straughter    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Willie Burley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Linda Wise    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Forrest Popwell    (CARROLLTON, Ga.)

Ms. Cleat Jansen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Tiffany E. Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Chelsea Collins    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Emalyn Taylor    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Eugenia DeLamotte    (PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.)

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

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

Miss Tiffany E. Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Forrest Popwell    (CARROLLTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Louie Simons    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia DeLamotte    (PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.)

Mrs. Emalyn Taylor    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Phyllis Williams    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Wise    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. John Straughter    (MACON, Ga.)

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

Miss Annie Radford    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Miss Chelsea Collins    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Priscilla Perkins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Morgan    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie McCord    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mr. Tom McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Darrisaw    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Darrisaw    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Freeman    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Daniel Freeman    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Louie Simons    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Phyllis Williams    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. George Kozelnicky    (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mr. George Kozelnicky    (ATHENS, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Tom McNair, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Annie Morgan    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie McCord    (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

Ms. Louvenia Jordan    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Priscilla Perkins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Miss Annie Radford    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Priscilla Perkins (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Morgan (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Louvenia Jordan (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: Charlie Willie Griffin Sr.

Mr. Daniel Freeman (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Chelsea Collins (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Emalyn Taylor (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Christine Darrisaw (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Wise (WRENS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Miss Tiffany E. Nelson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louie Simons (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Cleat Jansen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Phyllis Williams (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Willie Burley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. George Kozelnicky (ATHENS, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miss Annie Radford (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie McCord (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Marie Hodges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Straughter (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Forrest Popwell (CARROLLTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia DeLamotte (PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.)

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

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

Mrs. Marie Hodges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Overtime

Area Announcements

Into the Dragons' Lair

Leblanc: Armstrong 'fooled' the sports world

Davenport wins, closes in on reclaiming No. 1

Overtime

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

CSRA Bridge results

This week

Reunions

Around the block

Recuperating soldier helps out in library

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

Woman goes from farm girl to writer

Recreation

Couple says miracles abound on medical mission trips

Georgia Farmers Market prices

New library, recreation center will soon open

Library events

Soldiers visit with soldiers who need to talk

Hephzibah rider wins ribbons

For the record

Morris Museum gets new exhibits

Post happenings

Military milestones

Students fill gap at Phinizy Swamp

Programs help residents improve their area

Reunions

Pet of the week

Dance theater will stage 'Peter Pan'

Events

Recycling centers

Support groups

School menu

Fox Creek's brand of ball begins

Indiana plays role as setting of several big-screen pictures

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.

BTK killer movie in production for CBS

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

Home makeover TV show spans the globe

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.

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

Spotted

Stuff to do

Excluded from bars, under 21 crowd has plenty of options

Club calendar

People in the News

Applause calendar

The Liquid Life: Modjeska

'Shangri-La to expand into Evans

Newton-John's missing boyfriend was mired in debt

What's For Lunch: The Spotlight Deli

People in the News

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

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.