Journalist seeks redemption in new memoir
NEW YORK - Michael Finkel was in the grip of despair in February 2002, fired from his job at The New York Times Magazine for writing a story about slavery in West Africa based on a composite character.

Journalist seeks redemption in new memoir

Journalist seeks redemption in new memoir
NEW YORK - Michael Finkel was in the grip of despair in February 2002, fired from his job at The New York Times Magazine for writing a story about slavery in West Africa based on a composite character.

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
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

McCann making most of chance with Braves

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.

Sheets tough again in win

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.

Sheets tough again in win
MILWAUKEE - Give Ben Sheets a run, one Brave said, and you might as well be staring at a five-run deficit. Give Ben Sheets that run early in the game, he added, and you might as well be staring at a loss.

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.

Sheets tough again in win
MILWAUKEE - Give Ben Sheets a run, one Brave said, and you might as well be staring at a five-run deficit. Give Ben Sheets that run early in the game, he added, and you might as well be staring at a loss.

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.

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.

Greenspan voices concerns about U.S. economy
JACKSON, Wyo. - Creeping trade protectionism and bloated budget deficits pose a risk to the United States' long-term economic vitality, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned Friday.

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.

Sanford applauds sharing resources
AIKEN - Washington Group International on Friday announced the start of its third subsidiary in Aiken since 1997, a spinoff company called Washington Energy Center that will handle engineering work all around the world from an office building off Whiskey Road.

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.

Sept. 11 led to economic boom in Gulf

GM extends popular employee discount program

Greenspan voices concerns about U.S. 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.

Sanford applauds sharing resources

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.

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.

Sanford applauds sharing resources
AIKEN - Washington Group International on Friday announced the start of its third subsidiary in Aiken since 1997, a spinoff company called Washington Energy Center that will handle engineering work all around the world from an office building off Whiskey Road.

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.

Rates on 30-year mortgages continue to decline

Regulators delay J&J acquisition

Stocks edge higher despite oil concerns

Greenspan voices concerns about U.S. economy
JACKSON, Wyo. - Creeping trade protectionism and bloated budget deficits pose a risk to the United States' long-term economic vitality, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned Friday.

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.

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.

Kentucky faces an uphill battle

Solich unquestioned leader of Ohio Bobcats

Lineman back to lead Miami again

Second time, Wannstedt said yes to Pitt

Second time, Wannstedt said yes to Pitt
PITTSBURGH - Maybe he still needed time away from football after the Ricky Williams fiasco. Or, perhaps he felt too far removed from college football after being away for 15 years.

Meyer hoping to build winner

Kentucky faces an uphill battle
The view from the head coach's chair is usually pretty nice. But not if that chair is in the Kentucky football office. And especially if not it's the "hot seat."

Coach will put focus on offense

Browning is the odd back out
The buzz this preseason is about Georgia's talented trio of tailbacks, making senior Tyson Browning the forgotten man in the backfield.

Lineman back to lead Miami again
Nothing could prepare Miami offensive lineman Erik Winston for the sight - and the pain - of his left knee bent at a 45-degree angle after being inadvertently rolled by a Georgia Tech opponent early in the 2004 season.

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.

Browning is the odd back out
The buzz this preseason is about Georgia's talented trio of tailbacks, making senior Tyson Browning the forgotten man in the backfield.

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

Kentucky faces an uphill battle
The view from the head coach's chair is usually pretty nice. But not if that chair is in the Kentucky football office. And especially if not it's the "hot seat."

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

Second time, Wannstedt said yes to Pitt
PITTSBURGH - Maybe he still needed time away from football after the Ricky Williams fiasco. Or, perhaps he felt too far removed from college football after being away for 15 years.

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.

Browning is the odd back out

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.

Lineman back to lead Miami again
Nothing could prepare Miami offensive lineman Erik Winston for the sight - and the pain - of his left knee bent at a 45-degree angle after being inadvertently rolled by a Georgia Tech opponent early in the 2004 season.

Curb TV indecency

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.

Get serious on oil
Winning the war on terror rightly is the nation's No. 1 priority, but very close behind that - and closely allied to it - is the need to break dependence on foreign energy sources, especially oil.

Where is our resolve?

Get serious on oil
Winning the war on terror rightly is the nation's No. 1 priority, but very close behind that - and closely allied to it - is the need to break dependence on foreign energy sources, especially oil.

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.

Taking on the bully

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.

Curb TV indecency
When a dad sits down with his kids to watch a nationally televised football game, he doesn't expect to have to explain why a woman flashed her breast during the halftime show.

Get serious on oil

Curb TV indecency
When a dad sits down with his kids to watch a nationally televised football game, he doesn't expect to have to explain why a woman flashed her breast during the halftime show.

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.

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.

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

People in the News
LONDON - Internet shoppers will get a chance to add an unusual item to their wardrobe: the flamboyant swan dress worn by Icelandic singer Bjork to the 2001 Oscars ceremony.

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

Russell Crowe reaches settlement with man hit by phone
LOS ANGELES - Russell Crowe has reached a settlement with a Manhattan hotel employee who claimed the actor threw a phone at him, according to a statement released Thursday by the actor's publicist.

Russell Crowe reaches settlement with man hit by phone
LOS ANGELES - Russell Crowe has reached a settlement with a Manhattan hotel employee who claimed the actor threw a phone at him, according to a statement released Thursday by the actor's publicist.

People in the News
LONDON - Internet shoppers will get a chance to add an unusual item to their wardrobe: the flamboyant swan dress worn by Icelandic singer Bjork to the 2001 Oscars ceremony.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Rose in four-stroke lead at Buick Championship
CROMWELL, Conn. - Justin Rose kept his driver in the bag for most of his round Friday, and it turned out to be a wise choice.

Samuels stealing seniors' spotlight
It's been all about timing and strong play this summer for Augusta's Robert Samuels, who became a senior rookie halfway through the Regions Cup golf tournament circuit.

Rose in four-stroke lead at Buick Championship
CROMWELL, Conn. - Justin Rose kept his driver in the bag for most of his round Friday, and it turned out to be a wise choice.

Rose in four-stroke lead at Buick Championship

Samuels stealing seniors' spotlight
It's been all about timing and strong play this summer for Augusta's Robert Samuels, who became a senior rookie halfway through the Regions Cup golf tournament circuit.

Samuels stealing seniors' spotlight

Bears bust 33-year losing skid

Player of the week

Panthers overcome Patriots

North Augusta's Long says he'll retire

Fans find much to cheer about in loss

Richmond Academy rings up Aquinas

Rebels Rout, Yellow Jackets shut out

Nolley's arm shocks Bulldogs

Washington-Wilkes pulls surprise with road win

Prep football roundup

Walker, Wildcats top Rebels

Game schedules

Razorbacks survive to beat Eagles

Thoroughbreds' trio thriving with life on the line

Coaches Confidential

Fuller's running leads to victory

Prep Power Poll

Week 2 Key Matchups

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

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

Razorbacks survive to beat Eagles
Cross Creek head coach Kevin Hunt couldn't bear to see his young squad let another possible victory slip through their hands.

Washington-Wilkes pulls surprise with road win
THOMSON -- The normally festive mood for the season opener at the Brickyard in Thomson was somewhat somber before and after the Bulldogs' game with Washington-Wilkes.

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.

Bears bust 33-year losing skid
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- It happened in 1972, wedged between the United States withdrawing its last troops from Vietnam and Arab terrorists killing eight Israeli Olympians in Munich, Germany.

Nolley's arm shocks Bulldogs
HARLEM - Junior quarterback Brandon Nolley accounted for 423 all-purpose yards as Hancock Central scored 30 second-half points to erase a 13-point deficit and surprise Harlem, 30-27, on Friday night.

Richmond Academy rings up Aquinas
While his teammates all headed toward the locker room, Adam Johnson sprinted as fast as a 5-foot-11, 280-pound lineman can sprint in the other direction.

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.

Walker, Wildcats top Rebels
As a senior, Kenneth Walker's been in some big battles before.

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.

Washington-Wilkes pulls surprise with road win
THOMSON -- The normally festive mood for the season opener at the Brickyard in Thomson was somewhat somber before and after the Bulldogs' game with Washington-Wilkes.

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

Rebels Rout, Yellow Jackets shut out
The word Strom Thurmond linebacker Kenneth Griffin wanted to see in a headline was swat.

Prep Power Poll
How the top 10 teams in The Augusta Chronicle/WJBF Channel 6 Power Poll fared Friday night:

Fuller's running leads to victory
GRANITEVILLE -- Bobby Smith had his breakout game as South Aiken's quarterback against Midland Valley in 2004.

Panthers overcome Patriots
Special teams made the difference in the battle Friday night at Westside as the visiting Lakeside Panthers escaped with a 13-12 win.

Nolley's arm shocks Bulldogs
HARLEM - Junior quarterback Brandon Nolley accounted for 423 all-purpose yards as Hancock Central scored 30 second-half points to erase a 13-point deficit and surprise Harlem, 30-27, on Friday night.

Fuller's running leads to victory
GRANITEVILLE -- Bobby Smith had his breakout game as South Aiken's quarterback against Midland Valley in 2004.

Panthers overcome Patriots
Special teams made the difference in the battle Friday night at Westside as the visiting Lakeside Panthers escaped with a 13-12 win.

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

Razorbacks survive to beat Eagles
Cross Creek head coach Kevin Hunt couldn't bear to see his young squad let another possible victory slip through their hands.

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

North Augusta's Long says he'll retire
Strom Thurmond's 36-0 win at North Augusta was shocking, but it wasn't the biggest news of the night Friday at North Augusta.

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.

Bears bust 33-year losing skid
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- It happened in 1972, wedged between the United States withdrawing its last troops from Vietnam and Arab terrorists killing eight Israeli Olympians in Munich, Germany.

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.

Prep football roundup
Friday night's game roundup:

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

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.

Richmond Academy rings up Aquinas
While his teammates all headed toward the locker room, Adam Johnson sprinted as fast as a 5-foot-11, 280-pound lineman can sprint in the other direction.

Walker, Wildcats top Rebels
As a senior, Kenneth Walker's been in some big battles before.

Rebels Rout, Yellow Jackets shut out
The word Strom Thurmond linebacker Kenneth Griffin wanted to see in a headline was swat.

Prep Power Poll
How the top 10 teams in The Augusta Chronicle/WJBF Channel 6 Power Poll fared Friday night:

North Augusta's Long says he'll retire
Strom Thurmond's 36-0 win at North Augusta was shocking, but it wasn't the biggest news of the night Friday at North Augusta.

Prep football roundup
Friday night's game roundup:

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.

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

Police search for man in Aiken homicide
Aiken County Sheriff's Office investigators are searching for a 22-year-old Springfield resident believed to have information about a shooting Saturday morning near Salley that left one Aiken Standard newspaper deliverer dead and another injured.

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.

Pedestrian struck crossing Deans Bridge
A man was rushed to Medical College of Georgia Hospital tonight after he darted in front of a car on Deans Bridge Road and was hit.

Editorial on 9-11 ignored the facts
The Aug. 19 editorial, "Worse than Watergate?" is a clear example of creative fiction that ignores reality.Patricia Lavins, Aiken, S.C.

President lied to start war in Iraq
The United States is the paradigm of a free, democratic society. We cherish our rights of freedom of speech and assembly, freedom to protest and to speak out against government policies.Erika J. Pracht, North Augusta, S.C.

Here are the facts about war in Iraq

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

Local airport leaves family flustered
We are a military family that has two daughters going to out-of-state colleges. We decided to fly them out of Augusta instead of making the long trip to Atlanta. Linda Joyce, Evans

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

Pray for King widow's recovery
There are heroes in our midst, and one is in need of our prayers. After suffering a stroke, Coretta Scott King - the beautiful, classy and courageous wife of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. - must know that others stand with her during her time of need, and that we are thankful she nurtured a family that has given all for this country.Joshua H. Bolin, 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

Editorial on 9-11 ignored the facts

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

Pray for King widow's recovery

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

President lied to start war in Iraq
The United States is the paradigm of a free, democratic society. We cherish our rights of freedom of speech and assembly, freedom to protest and to speak out against government policies.Erika J. Pracht, North Augusta, S.C.

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

Local airport leaves family flustered
We are a military family that has two daughters going to out-of-state colleges. We decided to fly them out of Augusta instead of making the long trip to Atlanta. Linda Joyce, Evans

Liberals are detached from reality

Local airport leaves family flustered

Elect Ed Tarver to Senate seat

President lied to start war in Iraq

Editorial on 9-11 ignored the facts
The Aug. 19 editorial, "Worse than Watergate?" is a clear example of creative fiction that ignores reality.Patricia Lavins, Aiken, S.C.

Editorial on 9-11 ignored the facts
The Aug. 19 editorial, "Worse than Watergate?" is a clear example of creative fiction that ignores reality.Patricia Lavins, Aiken, S.C.

Pray for King widow's recovery
There are heroes in our midst, and one is in need of our prayers. After suffering a stroke, Coretta Scott King - the beautiful, classy and courageous wife of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. - must know that others stand with her during her time of need, and that we are thankful she nurtured a family that has given all for this country.Joshua H. Bolin, Augusta

Minor quake rattles N.C., Georgia and Tennessee

Parents, boosters, community build fervor for prep football

Earth's core spinning faster than the crust

Living briefs

A day in the life of a supermodel

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.

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.

A day in the life of a supermodel
NEW YORK - So much for beauty sleep. When model-actress Molly Sims came to New York earlier this month for a a one-day visit, she wasn't going to waste her precious hours sleeping.

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.

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.

A day in the life of a supermodel
NEW YORK - So much for beauty sleep. When model-actress Molly Sims came to New York earlier this month for a a one-day visit, she wasn't going to waste her precious hours sleeping.

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.

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

Across the area
A Jack Russell terrier puppy that authorities said chewed off parts of an infant's right foot, which had to be amputated, remained in quarantine Friday at Augusta Animal Services, officials said.

Preemie trend is keeping hospitals busy
Others might see a tiny baby weighing less than two pounds, but Chanese Jones sees more in little Malik Jones.

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

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

Across South Carolina

Experienced leaders sought
Augusta's unemployment rate might be inching upward, but there are plenty of jobs available in the Garden City - and some of them are both lofty and lucrative.

Police seek suspect in shooting death

Government OKs Georgia's voter ID law

Correction

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.

Animal-killing doctor gets probation

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.

Two men get probation for '02 drowning

Across the area
A Jack Russell terrier puppy that authorities said chewed off parts of an infant's right foot, which had to be amputated, remained in quarantine Friday at Augusta Animal Services, officials said.

Across Georgia

History reborn with 'Battle o f Aiken'
The firing of muskets thundered through downtown Augusta on Friday night as Civil War re-enactors marked the world premiere of a feature film starring their Confederate and Union brethren.

Venue is nearly complete

Rain or shine, governors set for conference
ATLANTA - Heavy rains might threaten the pontoon boat tours of Lake Oconee, but the heads of several Southern states have plenty of indoor activities to keep them busy should Hurricane Katrina sweep through Georgia next week.

West Nile enters Aiken County

Across the area

Bus mixup has parents distraught
Richmond County school officials are investigating an incident in which Langford Middle School children were placed on the wrong bus earlier this week, then returned and left at the school unattended.

Kid of the day

Exiting teachers can cost millions

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.

Across the area

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.

Group's focus is to build party up

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.

UGA slips in 2005 ranking of colleges to 12th

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.

Norwood speaks on national issues

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Georgia's judicial watchdog agency is looking into allegations that State Court Judge Jack Carney of Pembroke owes the state nearly $250,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties.

State health care plan gets good prognosis

Waterlogged Augusta might see flooding
Soggy Augusta could get even soggier next week.

News you can use

Former substitute pleads not guilty
A former Columbia County substitute teacher pleaded not guilty Friday to child molestation charges.

Victim of crash is Evans woman

Waterlogged Augusta might see flooding
Soggy Augusta could get even soggier next week.

Airport flies to get FAA funds

Officers battle to stop abuse
ATHENS, Ga. - The floors were so saturated by urine, the woman living in the apartment below had to use buckets to catch the noxious fluids leaking through her ceiling.

Kid of the Day

Kid of the day
Austin Barber is today's Kid of the Day.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina
FOLLY BEACH - A Folly Beach man drowned Thursday night in rough water off the coast, authorities said.

News you can use
Today in regional history:

Bus mixup has parents distraught

Students charged in gun's firing
Two Augusta Preparatory Day School students were formally charged Friday 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.

Across South Carolina

Preemie trend is keeping hospitals busy
Others might see a tiny baby weighing less than two pounds, but Chanese Jones sees more in little Malik Jones.

Rain or shine, governors set for conference

Pharmacist is target of new investigation
Just weeks before sentencing in federal court, an Augusta pharmacist is under another criminal investigation.

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.

History reborn with 'Battle o f Aiken'
The firing of muskets thundered through downtown Augusta on Friday night as Civil War re-enactors marked the world premiere of a feature film starring their Confederate and Union brethren.

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

Former UGA first lady dies
The widow of former University of Georgia President Fred C. Davison, who met her husband while both were veterinary students there, died Friday.

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.

Man arrested after threatening officials
AIKEN - A Warrenville man wanted for threatening an Aiken County magistrate judge was arrested after a brief standoff with police late Friday afternoon.

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

Rain or shine, governors set for conference
ATLANTA - Heavy rains might threaten the pontoon boat tours of Lake Oconee, but the heads of several Southern states have plenty of indoor activities to keep them busy should Hurricane Katrina sweep through Georgia next week.

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.

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

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.

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
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia students are simply partying with less gusto than they were a year ago.

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.

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.

Students to pick career paths
AIKEN - What you want to be when you grow up won't be a rhetorical question in Aiken County for much longer.

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.

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

Across South Carolina
FOLLY BEACH - A Folly Beach man drowned Thursday night in rough water off the coast, authorities said.

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.

Experienced leaders sought
Augusta's unemployment rate might be inching upward, but there are plenty of jobs available in the Garden City - and some of them are both lofty and lucrative.

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.

Pharmacist is target of new investigation
Just weeks before sentencing in federal court, an Augusta pharmacist is under another criminal investigation.

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.

Students charged in gun's firing
Two Augusta Preparatory Day School students were formally charged Friday 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.

Students charged in gun's firing

Man arrested after threatening officials
AIKEN - A Warrenville man wanted for threatening an Aiken County magistrate judge was arrested after a brief standoff with police late Friday afternoon.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Former UGA first lady dies
The widow of former University of Georgia President Fred C. Davison, who met her husband while both were veterinary students there, died Friday.

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.

Bus mixup has parents distraught
Richmond County school officials are investigating an incident in which Langford Middle School children were placed on the wrong bus earlier this week, then returned and left at the school unattended.

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

Students to pick career paths
AIKEN - What you want to be when you grow up won't be a rhetorical question in Aiken County for much longer.

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.

News you can use
Today in regional history:

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.

Government OKs Georgia's voter ID law
ATLANTA - Georgia voters can indeed be required to present a government-issued photo ID before casting a ballot. The U.S. Department of Justice issued its approval Friday.

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:

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 Georgia
ATLANTA - Georgia's judicial watchdog agency is looking into allegations that State Court Judge Jack Carney of Pembroke owes the state nearly $250,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties.

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.

Experienced leaders sought

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Man arrested after threatening officials

Former UGA first lady dies

News you can use

Pharmacist is target of new investigation

Students to pick career paths

Preemie trend is keeping hospitals busy

Former substitute pleads not guilty

Across Georgia

Government OKs Georgia's voter ID law
ATLANTA - Georgia voters can indeed be required to present a government-issued photo ID before casting a ballot. The U.S. Department of Justice issued its approval Friday.

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.

Former substitute pleads not guilty
A former Columbia County substitute teacher pleaded not guilty Friday to child molestation charges.

Officers battle to stop abuse

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

History reborn with 'Battle o f Aiken'

Kid of the day
Austin Barber is today's Kid of the Day.

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

Officers battle to stop abuse
ATHENS, Ga. - The floors were so saturated by urine, the woman living in the apartment below had to use buckets to catch the noxious fluids leaking through her ceiling.

Waterlogged Augusta might see flooding

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.

Microsoft inks deal for movie based on Halo video game
DALLAS - "Halo" hero Master Chief will be appearing in a film version of the top-selling video game franchise.

Microsoft inks deal for movie based on Halo video game
DALLAS - "Halo" hero Master Chief will be appearing in a film version of the top-selling video game franchise.

Microsoft inks deal for movie based on Halo video game

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.

Director Altman's presence dominates set on 'Prairie'

Diddy promises the ultimate party for MTV Awards
MIAMI - Scoring an invite to one of Diddy's dazzling, decadent bashes is a notoriously difficult get.

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 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 adds broadband coverage for Video Music Awards

Diddy promises the ultimate party for MTV Awards
MIAMI - Scoring an invite to one of Diddy's dazzling, decadent bashes is a notoriously difficult get.

Diddy promises the ultimate party for MTV Awards

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

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.

Kenseth, Gordon still in the chase
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon continued their frantic push to qualify for NASCAR's Chase for the Championship, qualifying first and second Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Sharpie 500.

Kenseth, Gordon still in the chase
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon continued their frantic push to qualify for NASCAR's Chase for the Championship, qualifying first and second Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Sharpie 500.

Kenseth, Gordon still in the chase

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

Falcons awaiting reports on Scott, White

Jenkins soars high for Atlanta

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

Mrs. Mae Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Ms. Catherine R. Clarke    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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

Dr. Dianne C. Davison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Quavon Keiori Gibson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Eric Auriel Herbert    (FORT RILEY, Kan.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Stacy Hope    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jabari Bokknight    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Cleat Jansen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Straughter    (MACON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Ruby L. Way    (GOUGH, Ga.)

Ms. Ethel Lazaros    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Toney Mack, Jr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ann McCarthy Dross    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia DeLamotte    (PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.)

Mr. George H. Miller    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie McCord    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Sgt. Benjamin F. Pressley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Marie Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Tiffany Salter    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Bill Samuels    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Ruby L. Way    (GOUGH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby C. Williams    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby C. Williams    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva "MaEva" Reese    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Linda Wise    (WRENS, Ga.)

Jabari Bokknight    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Catherine R. Clarke    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Miss Tiffany E. Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Dianne C. Davison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Quavon Keiori Gibson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Louvenia Jordan    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Eric Auriel Herbert    (FORT RILEY, Kan.)

Ms. Cleat Jansen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Stacy Hope    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Cleat Jansen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva "MaEva" Reese    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Cleat Jansen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Minnie McCord    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Ms. Louvenia Jordan    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Toney Mack, Jr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Tiffany E. Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann McCarthy Dross    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. George H. Miller    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Sgt. Benjamin F. Pressley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Linda Wise    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Tiffany Salter    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia DeLamotte    (PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.)

Mr. John Straughter    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Samuels    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Ethel Lazaros    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Eric Auriel Herbert (FORT RILEY, Kan.)

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

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

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

Ms. Ethel Lazaros (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Wise (WRENS, Ga.)

Miss Stacy Hope (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Tiffany Salter (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Sgt. Benjamin F. Pressley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Louvenia Jordan (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Jabari Bokknight (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. Dianne C. Davison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bill Samuels (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia DeLamotte (PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.)

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

Miss Tiffany E. Nelson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Catherine R. Clarke (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Minnie McCord (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Woodward (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ann McCarthy Dross (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Cleat Jansen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Toney Mack, Jr. (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Ruby C. Williams (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

Quavon Keiori Gibson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Cleat Jansen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Ruby L. Way (GOUGH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eva "MaEva" Reese (SPARTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Charlie Willie Griffin Sr.

Mr. George H. Miller (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Hodges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John Straughter (MACON, Ga.)

Davenport wins, closes in on reclaiming No. 1

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
In Rome, Ga., the Rome Braves used a four-run third and a five-run fifth to blow out the Augusta GreenJackets 11-3 on Friday.

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.

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 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.

Overtime
In Rome, Ga., the Rome Braves used a four-run third and a five-run fifth to blow out the Augusta GreenJackets 11-3 on Friday.

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.

Falcons awaiting reports on Scott, White
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A 23-7 victory over Jacksonville might temporarily cost the Falcons the services of three players: free safety Bryan Scott, receiver Dez White and rookie linebacker Jordan Beck.

Falcons awaiting reports on Scott, White
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A 23-7 victory over Jacksonville might temporarily cost the Falcons the services of three players: free safety Bryan Scott, receiver Dez White and rookie linebacker Jordan Beck.

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

Christ Central's gala will show community it cares
Instead of sending shiny apples to school, Christ Central Institute wants the pupils to get a treat.

Pope Benedict sees Europe as unique in its drift from God
The rather pessimistic cultural outlook of Pope Benedict XVI comes into sharp focus in an address the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger delivered a day before predecessor John Paul II died.

Faith digest
DR. C. GREGORY DELOACH III, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Marietta, Ga., will preach at 11 a.m. Sunday in view of a call at First Baptist Church of Augusta.

'The Sower' celebrates additions to his gardens
METTER, Ga. - A large electric fan silently blew hot air across a speaker's platform Sunday in an open, sunny space in Guido Gardens, a landmark in Metter.

'The Sower' celebrates additions to his gardens
METTER, Ga. - A large electric fan silently blew hot air across a speaker's platform Sunday in an open, sunny space in Guido Gardens, a landmark in Metter.

Christ Central's gala will show community it cares
Instead of sending shiny apples to school, Christ Central Institute wants the pupils to get a treat.

Thrift shops get, sell used items to build homes
The upholstered chairs and couches, the carpets, glassware and dishes for sale in the front of the Augusta Habitat ReStore on Walton Way give it a homey feel, but the back of the store is the major end of the business.

Faith digest
DR. C. GREGORY DELOACH III, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Marietta, Ga., will preach at 11 a.m. Sunday in view of a call at First Baptist Church of Augusta.

Thrift shops get, sell used items to build homes
The upholstered chairs and couches, the carpets, glassware and dishes for sale in the front of the Augusta Habitat ReStore on Walton Way give it a homey feel, but the back of the store is the major end of the business.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@ augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Pope Benedict sees Europe as unique in its drift from God
The rather pessimistic cultural outlook of Pope Benedict XVI comes into sharp focus in an address the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger delivered a day before predecessor John Paul II died.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@ augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

HBO series offers Roman history
LOS ANGELES - Back in 52 B.C., Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo were bit players in Julius Caesar's sweeping account of the Gallic Wars.

HBO series offers Roman history
LOS ANGELES - Back in 52 B.C., Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo were bit players in Julius Caesar's sweeping account of the Gallic Wars.

HBO series offers Roman history

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
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

Russell Crowe reaches settlement with man hit by phone

Newton-John's missing boyfriend was mired in debt

People in the News

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.

Big shoes to fill
ATHENS, Ga. - Quentin Moses knows how all those guys coming along after Herschel Walker must have felt.

Big shoes to fill
ATHENS, Ga. - Quentin Moses knows how all those guys coming along after Herschel Walker must have felt.

Big shoes to fill

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.

Freshman impresses coaches

Christ Central's gala will show community it cares

'The Sower' celebrates additions to his gardens

Thrift shops get, sell used items to build homes

Faith Calendar

Faith digest

Pope Benedict sees Europe as unique in its drift from God

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