Cardinals hammer Marlins, 6-1
MIAMI - Chris Carpenter pitched 7 2-3 innings to become the first 19-game winner in the major leagues, and David Eckstein went 4-for-5 with three RBIs to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Florida Marlins 6-1 Monday night.

Cardinals blank Nationals
WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals know their offense isn't going to make things easy. When their defense and pitching struggle, too, victories are really tough.

Bowa wants fewer pitches by Little Leaguers
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Larry Bowa wants Little Leaguers to throw fewer pitches and fewer breaking balls.

Bowa wants fewer pitches by Little Leaguers

Cardinals hammer Marlins, 6-1
MIAMI - Chris Carpenter pitched 7 2-3 innings to become the first 19-game winner in the major leagues, and David Eckstein went 4-for-5 with three RBIs to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Florida Marlins 6-1 Monday night.

Cardinals blank Nationals
WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals know their offense isn't going to make things easy. When their defense and pitching struggle, too, victories are really tough.

Cardinals blank Nationals

Bowa wants fewer pitches by Little Leaguers
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Larry Bowa wants Little Leaguers to throw fewer pitches and fewer breaking balls.

Cardinals hammer Marlins, 6-1

Area's intrepid travelers tell tales of traversing every state

Hudson, Jones smack Brewers

Hampton remains hopeful for return
ATLANTA - The herniated disc in Mike Hampton's back is feeling well enough that the Braves' injury-plagued starter plans to play catch today. A return to the mound, in 2005 anyway, still isn't a guarantee though, he said Monday.

Georgian roots link Atlanta's rookie class
ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur was only 8 years old when slow-running Sid Bream slid across home to send the Atlanta Braves to another World Series.

Hudson, Jones smack Brewers
MILWAUKEE - Welcome to baseball's stretch run.

Braves defeat Brewers, 5-2
MILWAUKEE - Andruw Jones gave Tim Hudson all the support he needed Sunday.

Hampton remains hopeful for return

Nationals-Braves postponed by weather
ATLANTA - Mike Hampton is back in a familiar position - trying to rebound from an injury.

Hampton remains hopeful for return
ATLANTA - The herniated disc in Mike Hampton's back is feeling well enough that the Braves' injury-plagued starter plans to play catch today. A return to the mound, in 2005 anyway, still isn't a guarantee though, he said Monday.

Georgian roots link Atlanta's rookie class

Hudson, Jones smack Brewers
MILWAUKEE - Welcome to baseball's stretch run.

Georgian roots link Atlanta's rookie class
ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur was only 8 years old when slow-running Sid Bream slid across home to send the Atlanta Braves to another World Series.

Storm takes toll on airlines
ATLANTA - The one-two punch of Hurricane Katrina and oil prices briefly topping $70-a-barrel is giving the beleaguered major airlines just what they don't need as they approach a traditionally slow travel season and a few of them flirt with bankruptcy.

Start working now to lower your company's heating bills

Storm takes toll on airlines
ATLANTA - The one-two punch of Hurricane Katrina and oil prices briefly topping $70-a-barrel is giving the beleaguered major airlines just what they don't need as they approach a traditionally slow travel season and a few of them flirt with bankruptcy.

Start working now to lower your company's heating bills
NEW YORK - If your small company's energy bills have been mind-boggling this summer, the fall and winter are likely to bring little relief. And now, before it gets cold, is the best time to take steps to mitigate some of damage from soaring heating bills.

Analysts: Katrina 'perfect storm' for already high energy prices

Markets rebound as fears of Katrina ease

Markets rebound as fears of Katrina ease
NEW YORK - Wall Street rallied Monday after Hurricane Katrina weakened, easing concerns about refinery outages along the Gulf of Mexico and pulling oil prices back from record highs.

Gutted Winn-Dixies now selling fixtures

Markets rebound as fears of Katrina ease
NEW YORK - Wall Street rallied Monday after Hurricane Katrina weakened, easing concerns about refinery outages along the Gulf of Mexico and pulling oil prices back from record highs.

Storm takes toll on airlines

Gas prices set another new record

Analysts: Katrina 'perfect storm' for already high energy prices
NEW YORK - With crude oil prices already at record levels, a hurricane targeted the heart of America's oil and refinery operations Sunday, shutting down an estimated 1 million barrels of daily production and threatening to curtail refining activity in the region.

Gutted Winn-Dixies now selling fixtures
Winn-Dixie's Aisle 6 shelves in Gordon Village once held shortening, flour and Jell-O. Now the shelves are holding dust and their own price tag, just like every other fixture in the store.

Gas prices set another new record
LOS ANGELES - Retail gas prices hit yet another record high over the past two weeks and could go even higher before the traditional post-Labor Day driving decline ends demands pressure, according to a nationwide survey.

Firm will pay for creating shelters
NEW YORK - Eight former executives of accounting firm KPMG were indicted Monday and the firm agreed to pay $456 million as it admitted it sold fraudulent shelters to help wealthy clients avoid paying billions in taxes.

Young adults' pursestrings still tied to Mom and Dad
Nishank Khanna, CEO of his own online-coupon Web site, knows how to make money. But the 23-year-old doesn't know how to manage it yet.

Gutted Winn-Dixies now selling fixtures
Winn-Dixie's Aisle 6 shelves in Gordon Village once held shortening, flour and Jell-O. Now the shelves are holding dust and their own price tag, just like every other fixture in the store.

Young adults' pursestrings still tied to Mom and Dad
Nishank Khanna, CEO of his own online-coupon Web site, knows how to make money. But the 23-year-old doesn't know how to manage it yet.

Firm will pay for creating shelters
NEW YORK - Eight former executives of accounting firm KPMG were indicted Monday and the firm agreed to pay $456 million as it admitted it sold fraudulent shelters to help wealthy clients avoid paying billions in taxes.

Gas prices set another new record
LOS ANGELES - Retail gas prices hit yet another record high over the past two weeks and could go even higher before the traditional post-Labor Day driving decline ends demands pressure, according to a nationwide survey.

Firm will pay for creating shelters

Analysts: Katrina 'perfect storm' for already high energy prices
NEW YORK - With crude oil prices already at record levels, a hurricane targeted the heart of America's oil and refinery operations Sunday, shutting down an estimated 1 million barrels of daily production and threatening to curtail refining activity in the region.

Start working now to lower your company's heating bills
NEW YORK - If your small company's energy bills have been mind-boggling this summer, the fall and winter are likely to bring little relief. And now, before it gets cold, is the best time to take steps to mitigate some of damage from soaring heating bills.

Young adults' pursestrings still tied to Mom and Dad

Hagans thrived in 2nd chance
The letter shouldn't have shocked Marques Hagans.

N.C. State: New assistants make mark

Hagans thrived in 2nd chance

Hagans thrived in 2nd chance
The letter shouldn't have shocked Marques Hagans.

Ole Miss: New coach hopes winning will rub off
The 2004 Southeastern Conference football season was barely over when the exodus began.

Ole Miss: New coach hopes winning will rub off
The 2004 Southeastern Conference football season was barely over when the exodus began.

Croom building trust among his Bulldogs
So you've been playing the position for years. You're comfortable there. And you don't feel like changing.

Broncos' offense flies high

Broncos' offense flies high
BOISE, Idaho - Dan Hawkins paused, rubbed his chin, then broke into a slight smile.

Croom building trust among his Bulldogs
So you've been playing the position for years. You're comfortable there. And you don't feel like changing.

Broncos' offense flies high
BOISE, Idaho - Dan Hawkins paused, rubbed his chin, then broke into a slight smile.

N.C. State: New assistants make mark
Chuck Amato's first losing season at North Carolina State didn't leave him hitch-hiking along Tobacco Road.

Croom building trust among his Bulldogs

Ole Miss: New coach hopes winning will rub off

N.C. State: New assistants make mark
Chuck Amato's first losing season at North Carolina State didn't leave him hitch-hiking along Tobacco Road.

It's up to Iraqis now
It would obviously be better if Sunni negotiators had joined the Shiites and Kurds in endorsing Iraq's draft constitution that voters will decide on in October.

Let's all get on board

Let's all get on board
They always try to make the United Way campaign kickoff fun. Monday, it was a cruise ship theme - and one lucky attendee won a five-day cruise.

Politics affect immigration
Don't always be cynical about government officials who take action for political reasons. Politics are supposed to result in better government policies. And so it is - or at least we hope it is - with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's announcement that he's beefing up security along the nation's borders.

Flying tots safer on laps
One of the more ridiculous rules ever to be considered was a proposal to disallow children younger than 2 to ride on a parent's lap when flying on a commercial airliner.

More Senate fireworks

Let's all get on board
They always try to make the United Way campaign kickoff fun. Monday, it was a cruise ship theme - and one lucky attendee won a five-day cruise.

Politics affect immigration

It's up to Iraqis now
It would obviously be better if Sunni negotiators had joined the Shiites and Kurds in endorsing Iraq's draft constitution that voters will decide on in October.

It's up to Iraqis now

Politics affect immigration
Don't always be cynical about government officials who take action for political reasons. Politics are supposed to result in better government policies. And so it is - or at least we hope it is - with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's announcement that he's beefing up security along the nation's borders.

More Senate fireworks
Hearings on confirming U.S. Appeals Court Judge John G. Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court are expected to provide the most fireworks for the Senate Judiciary Committee after Labor Day, but don't bet on it.

Flying tots safer on laps
One of the more ridiculous rules ever to be considered was a proposal to disallow children younger than 2 to ride on a parent's lap when flying on a commercial airliner.

More Senate fireworks
Hearings on confirming U.S. Appeals Court Judge John G. Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court are expected to provide the most fireworks for the Senate Judiciary Committee after Labor Day, but don't bet on it.

Flying tots safer on laps

People in the News
NEW YORK - Jay-Z took the job as president of Def Jam Recordings for a couple of reasons: He needed a challenge and he wanted to prove he's more than just a rapper.

Paltrow critical of choices by former boyfriend Brad Pitt
NEW YORK - Gwyneth Paltrow says the publicity of Brad Pitt's breakup with Jennifer Aniston could have been avoided.

Paltrow critical of choices by former boyfriend Brad Pitt
NEW YORK - Gwyneth Paltrow says the publicity of Brad Pitt's breakup with Jennifer Aniston could have been avoided.

Suge Knight shooting casts pall over MTV Video Music Awards
MIAMI BEACH - The MTV Video Music Awards escaped the drama and damage of Hurricane Katrina. On Sunday night, they faced being overshadowed by another dangerous name - Suge Knight.

People in the News
AMAGANSETT, N.Y. - Actor Robert Downey Jr., the Oscar-nominated star of "Chaplin" whose struggles with drug addiction drew attention in the late 1990s, has married producer Susan Levin.

Suge Knight shooting casts pall over MTV Video Music Awards
MIAMI BEACH - The MTV Video Music Awards escaped the drama and damage of Hurricane Katrina. On Sunday night, they faced being overshadowed by another dangerous name - Suge Knight.

People in the News
AMAGANSETT, N.Y. - Actor Robert Downey Jr., the Oscar-nominated star of "Chaplin" whose struggles with drug addiction drew attention in the late 1990s, has married producer Susan Levin.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Jay-Z took the job as president of Def Jam Recordings for a couple of reasons: He needed a challenge and he wanted to prove he's more than just a rapper.

Debt: Americans vulnerable to rising rates, currency imbalances

Debt: Americans vulnerable to rising rates, currency imbalances
NEW YORK - Buy now, pay later: It's been the mantra of American consumers for decades.

Debt: Americans vulnerable to rising rates, currency imbalances
NEW YORK - Buy now, pay later: It's been the mantra of American consumers for decades.

Debt: Unlike Americans, Japanese reluctant to borrow

Debt: Unlike Americans, Japanese reluctant to borrow
EDITORS - Growing debt has long been a concern in the United States, from individuals buying on credit to Washington budgets. But many economists are now warning that runaway spending and borrowing have the nation on track toward a major economic crash. The final installment of a three-part series, this piece examines the attitude toward debt in Japan, the world's second-largest economy.

Debt: Unlike Americans, Japanese reluctant to borrow
EDITORS - Growing debt has long been a concern in the United States, from individuals buying on credit to Washington budgets. But many economists are now warning that runaway spending and borrowing have the nation on track toward a major economic crash. The final installment of a three-part series, this piece examines the attitude toward debt in Japan, the world's second-largest economy.

Tech lineman clings to hope in Aruba case
ATLANTA - Nate McManus took the same graduation trip as Natalee Holloway.

Tech lineman clings to hope in Aruba case
ATLANTA - Nate McManus took the same graduation trip as Natalee Holloway.

Tech lineman clings to hope in Aruba case

Altering reality with gardening

Lopez picks Ward, Daniel to round out U.S. Solheim team
DUBLIN, Ohio - Nancy Lopez went with veterans for her two captain's picks to the U.S. Solheim Cup team, selecting Wendy Ward and Hall of Famer Beth Daniel to complete the 12-player team that will face Europe on Sept. 9-11 at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind.

Faxon wins Buick Championship in playoff
CROMWELL, Conn. - Brad Faxon rolled in a 3-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the Buick Championship over South African Tjaart van der Walt, his first victory since 2001.

Teammates welcome Creamer's approach
CARMEL, Ind. - Paula Creamer insists her promise to win back the Solheim Cup for the U.S. team was no rookie mistake. Her new teammates and American captain, Nancy Lopez, agree.

Howell holds off Daly to win BMW International Open
NORD-EICHENRIED, Germany - England's David Howell won his first title in six years Sunday, shooting a 7-under-par 65 to hold off John Daly by a stroke at the BMW International Open.

Faxon wins Buick Championship in playoff
CROMWELL, Conn. - Brad Faxon rolled in a 3-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to win the Buick Championship over South African Tjaart van der Walt, his first victory since 2001.

Lopez picks Ward, Daniel to round out U.S. Solheim team
DUBLIN, Ohio - Nancy Lopez went with veterans for her two captain's picks to the U.S. Solheim Cup team, selecting Wendy Ward and Hall of Famer Beth Daniel to complete the 12-player team that will face Europe on Sept. 9-11 at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind.

Kelley holds off Sappington
GRANITEVILLE - A hole-in-one on the back nine put Mike Kelley back in the thick of the Midland Valley Senior Invitational, but the Augustan didn't stop there.

Howell holds off Daly to win BMW International Open

Kerr wins LPGA event as Hurst's poor drive opens door

Faxon wins Buick Championship in playoff

Molinari rallies to beat Dougherty at U.S. Amateur
ARDMORE, Pa. - Bobby Jones made history on the 11th hole at Merion Golf Club. Seventy-five years later, Edoardo Molinari made a statement there.

Kelley holds off Sappington

Kerr wins LPGA event as Hurst's poor drive opens door
DUBLIN, Ohio - Cristie Kerr took a moment from her victory celebration to do some cheerleading for the U.S. Solheim Cup team.

Molinari rallies to beat Dougherty at U.S. Amateur

Howell holds off Daly to win BMW International Open
NORD-EICHENRIED, Germany - England's David Howell won his first title in six years Sunday, shooting a 7-under-par 65 to hold off John Daly by a stroke at the BMW International Open.

Kerr wins LPGA event as Hurst's poor drive opens door
DUBLIN, Ohio - Cristie Kerr took a moment from her victory celebration to do some cheerleading for the U.S. Solheim Cup team.

Teammates welcome Creamer's approach
CARMEL, Ind. - Paula Creamer insists her promise to win back the Solheim Cup for the U.S. team was no rookie mistake. Her new teammates and American captain, Nancy Lopez, agree.

Kelley holds off Sappington
GRANITEVILLE - A hole-in-one on the back nine put Mike Kelley back in the thick of the Midland Valley Senior Invitational, but the Augustan didn't stop there.

Teammates welcome Creamer's approach

Lopez picks Ward, Daniel to round out U.S. Solheim team

Molinari rallies to beat Dougherty at U.S. Amateur
ARDMORE, Pa. - Bobby Jones made history on the 11th hole at Merion Golf Club. Seventy-five years later, Edoardo Molinari made a statement there.

Backs put up big numbers

Prep Football Power Poll

Prep Football Power Poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams after the first week of the season as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area.

Prep Football Power Poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams after the first week of the season as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area.

Backs put up big numbers
Junior running back Marquel Jordan of Richmond Academy. He ran his season total to 238 yards with 162 yards and two touchdowns against Aquinas.

Backs put up big numbers
Junior running back Marquel Jordan of Richmond Academy. He ran his season total to 238 yards with 162 yards and two touchdowns against Aquinas.

Katrina disrupts energy output, rattles markets
Hurricane Katrina disrupted Gulf Coast petroleum output and rattled energy markets on Monday, sending crude-oil and natural-gas futures soaring and setting the stage for a spike in retail gasoline prices.

Hurricane center in Florida kicks into high gear
MIAMI - Max Mayfield stared at the frightening images on the radar screen: Hurricane Katrina was about to hit Louisiana and Mississippi with 140-mph-plus winds and flooding that could obliterate some of the levees protecting New Orleans.

Katrina punctures Superdome roof
NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Katrina ripped two holes in the curved roof of the Louisiana Superdome, letting in rain as thousands of storm refugees huddled inside Monday.

Cash donations sought for hurricane victims
WASHINGTON - While a variety of government and private agencies are en route to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina, federal officials said Monday people wanting to help should not head to the affected area unless directed by an agency.

Cash donations sought for hurricane victims
WASHINGTON - While a variety of government and private agencies are en route to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina, federal officials said Monday people wanting to help should not head to the affected area unless directed by an agency.

Hurricane information on the Net
A partial list of Hurricane Katrina and disaster relief information available on the Web:

Bush weighs tapping strategic petroleum reserve
WACO, Texas - President Bush weighed a decision on whether to release some oil from the nation's petroleum reserves to help refiners hurt by Hurricane Katrina, administration officials said Monday. A decision was expected later in the day.

Bush weighs tapping strategic petroleum reserve
WACO, Texas - President Bush weighed a decision on whether to release some oil from the nation's petroleum reserves to help refiners hurt by Hurricane Katrina, administration officials said Monday. A decision was expected later in the day.

Hurricane Katrina plows into Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Katrina plowed into the Gulf Coast at daybreak Monday with shrieking, 145-mph winds and blinding rain, submerging entire neighborhoods up to the rooflines in New Orleans, hurling boats onto land and sending water pouring into Mississippi's strip of beachfront casinos.

Katrina disrupts energy output, rattles markets
Hurricane Katrina disrupted Gulf Coast petroleum output and rattled energy markets on Monday, sending crude-oil and natural-gas futures soaring and setting the stage for a spike in retail gasoline prices.

Hurricane center in Florida kicks into high gear
MIAMI - Max Mayfield stared at the frightening images on the radar screen: Hurricane Katrina was about to hit Louisiana and Mississippi with 140-mph-plus winds and flooding that could obliterate some of the levees protecting New Orleans.

Katrina could produce severe local thunderstorms
The current forecast track from the National Hurricane Center takes Hurricane Katrina west of the Carolina mountains today and Tuesday.

Few problems reported at Atlanta airport
ATLANTA - Sitting back in the world's busiest airport, Emelda Kador was thinking of spending Labor Day with her nieces and nephews at a New Orleans waterpark. The Labor Day trip has been a five-year tradition for the 52-year-old and her family.

Few problems reported at Atlanta airport
ATLANTA - Sitting back in the world's busiest airport, Emelda Kador was thinking of spending Labor Day with her nieces and nephews at a New Orleans waterpark. The Labor Day trip has been a five-year tradition for the 52-year-old and her family.

FEMA, other federal response to Katrina
WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency went into disaster mode as it and other federal agencies prepared to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Team to assist with hurricane's aftermath
Mary Bannan went to Wal-Mart and bought wading boots Sunday as she prepared to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Katrina's effects, at a glance
Hurricane Katrina's effects, at a glance:

Katrina punctures Superdome roof
NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Katrina ripped two holes in the curved roof of the Louisiana Superdome, letting in rain as thousands of storm refugees huddled inside Monday.

Katrina could produce severe local thunderstorms
The current forecast track from the National Hurricane Center takes Hurricane Katrina west of the Carolina mountains today and Tuesday.

Hurricane Katrina plows into Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Katrina plowed into the Gulf Coast at daybreak Monday with shrieking, 145-mph winds and blinding rain, submerging entire neighborhoods up to the rooflines in New Orleans, hurling boats onto land and sending water pouring into Mississippi's strip of beachfront casinos.

Hurricane center in Florida kicks into high gear
MIAMI - Max Mayfield stared at the frightening images on the radar screen: Hurricane Katrina was about to hit Louisiana and Mississippi with 140-mph-plus winds and flooding that could obliterate some of the levees protecting New Orleans.

Team to assist with hurricane's aftermath
Mary Bannan went to Wal-Mart and bought wading boots Sunday as she prepared to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Team to assist with hurricane's aftermath
Mary Bannan went to Wal-Mart and bought wading boots Sunday as she prepared to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

FEMA, other federal response to Katrina
WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency went into disaster mode as it and other federal agencies prepared to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Katrina's effects, at a glance
Hurricane Katrina's effects, at a glance:

Text of Iraq's new constitution
The complete text of the final draft Iraqi constitution, as translated from the Arabic by The Associated Press. Differences between this text and the version Aug. 22 are in parentheses:

Text of Iraq's new constitution
The complete text of the final draft Iraqi constitution, as translated from the Arabic by The Associated Press. Differences between this text and the version Aug. 22 are in parentheses:

Area's intrepid travelers tell tales of traversing every state
Leave it to readers to make things interesting. The past couple of summers, we've successfully collected at least one (and usually dozens) of vacation postcards from every state.

Area's intrepid travelers tell tales of traversing every state
Leave it to readers to make things interesting. The past couple of summers, we've successfully collected at least one (and usually dozens) of vacation postcards from every state.

Aiken County SAT scores drop
AIKEN - Aiken County schools saw the district's average SAT score drop from 1017 in 2004 to 1013 in 2005, according to figures released by the South Carolina Department of Education this morning.

Remnants of hurricane will cause local thunderstorms
Remnants of Hurricane Katrina will move across the area today. The tropical moisture plus strong heating will help cause scattered thunderstorms.

SAT scores rise in Richmond, Columbia counties
Richmond and Columbia counties showed improvement in the latest SAT scores released this morning.

Pharmacist bond revoked
Augusta pharmacist Duncan Fordham's bond was revoked Tuesday afternoon.

Georgia, South Carolina share cellar on SAT scores
ATLANTA - When Georgia last year shed its last-place ranking among states on the SAT college-entrance exam, the state's education officials celebrated the news.

Man drove with bicyclist stuck in windshield, police say
A Martinez man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run Monday night in which a 63-year-old bicyclist went through a car's windshield and was driven a mile from the crash site, authorities said today.

Davidson tops state in SAT scores
ATLANTA -- Georgia's average SAT scores ranked last again this year, tied with South Carolina.

Average U.S. SAT math scores hit record high
The high school class of 2005 recorded what officials say are the highest-ever average scores on the math portion of the SAT college entrance exam, a modest jump from last year that comes amid conflicting data on the math skills of American students.

Get educated on WMDs, Clinton
That Americans continue to this day to say that President Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq is twisted logic.Floyd Brown, Grovetown

'Chronicle' creeps toward liberalism
Neil Armstrong said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The Augusta Chronicle continues its small steps toward an unflinching liberal bias, and unwary readers will be unprepared for the giant leap to outright liberalism.

Leftists make hay with Cindy Sheehan

Put emphasis on industrial arts
I cannot believe that anyone in the education field can hypothesize that having all the students take a college prep course will raise the average SAT scores. Richard J. Moser, Waynesboro

Pupils devolving in math, science

Pat Robertson just might be right
The last time Pat Robertson got it right was 30 years ago when he said New York City was an upholstered sewer. Thirty years ago it was. Pat VanHooser, North Augusta, S.C.

'Chronicle' creeps toward liberalism
Neil Armstrong said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The Augusta Chronicle continues its small steps toward an unflinching liberal bias, and unwary readers will be unprepared for the giant leap to outright liberalism.

Leftists make hay with Cindy Sheehan
While Cindy Sheehan questions the United States' goals in Iraq, she has not done so as simply a grieving mother, but more so as a political operative. Her support group is not her family, but many highly visible groups - all with anti-war, anti-American and socialist trademarks, including Code Pink; Moveon.org; Veterans for Peace; and United for Peace and Justice. Michael Miller, Aiken, S.C.

Pupils devolving in math, science
The new school year is in full swing, bringing with it the excitement of new possibilities - potential new friends, new freedoms that come with being a year older, new things to learn. Andy C. Reese, Augusta

Put emphasis on industrial arts
I cannot believe that anyone in the education field can hypothesize that having all the students take a college prep course will raise the average SAT scores. Richard J. Moser, Waynesboro

Get educated on WMDs, Clinton
That Americans continue to this day to say that President Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq is twisted logic.Floyd Brown, Grovetown

Leftists make hay with Cindy Sheehan
While Cindy Sheehan questions the United States' goals in Iraq, she has not done so as simply a grieving mother, but more so as a political operative. Her support group is not her family, but many highly visible groups - all with anti-war, anti-American and socialist trademarks, including Code Pink; Moveon.org; Veterans for Peace; and United for Peace and Justice. Michael Miller, Aiken, S.C.

'Chronicle' creeps toward liberalism

Get educated on WMDs, Clinton

Pupils devolving in math, science
The new school year is in full swing, bringing with it the excitement of new possibilities - potential new friends, new freedoms that come with being a year older, new things to learn. Andy C. Reese, Augusta

Pat Robertson just might be right

Put emphasis on industrial arts

Pat Robertson just might be right
The last time Pat Robertson got it right was 30 years ago when he said New York City was an upholstered sewer. Thirty years ago it was. Pat VanHooser, North Augusta, S.C.

Libraries offering free audiobook downloads

Another reason that redheads more vulnerable to skin cancer?

New traffic software gives radio a run for its money

Health and fitness calendar

Techbits: E-records, Vacation bot, Phishing tool and more

A selection of gum is put to the test

Report: Coffee top source of healthy antioxidants

Living briefs

Seniors calendar

Video game review: A look at 'EyeToy: Play 2'

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Libraries offering free audiobook downloads
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. - A new way to borrow audiobooks from the library involves no CDs, no car trips, no fines and no risk of being shushed.

Another reason that redheads more vulnerable to skin cancer?
WASHINGTON - Redheads sunburn easily, but that may not be the only reason they are at high risk of skin cancer. New research suggests the pigment that colors their skin may set them up for cancer-spurring sun damage even if they do not burn.

Techbits: E-records, Vacation bot, Phishing tool and more
LOS ANGELES - Warner Music Group is preparing to launch a record label that would develop and market new artists and distribute their music only over the Internet.

Living briefs
Trying to get your kids to eat more vegetables? Timing is everything.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

In future, ordinary lights may communicate, boost health
NEW YORK - Scientists have been taking a closer look at the lighting in our homes, offices and vehicles, and they're seeing potential for a way to improve health and a new means of electronic communication.

New traffic software gives radio a run for its money
EDISON, N.J. - Long Island looked as if it were on fire. That's my view of the New York suburbs on the screen of a Treo Smartphone. A new piece of software gives me real-time traffic updates - flashing yellow, orange or red circles appear over a road map, depending on the level of hell they portend.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Libraries offering free audiobook downloads
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. - A new way to borrow audiobooks from the library involves no CDs, no car trips, no fines and no risk of being shushed.

New traffic software gives radio a run for its money
EDISON, N.J. - Long Island looked as if it were on fire. That's my view of the New York suburbs on the screen of a Treo Smartphone. A new piece of software gives me real-time traffic updates - flashing yellow, orange or red circles appear over a road map, depending on the level of hell they portend.

Living briefs
Trying to get your kids to eat more vegetables? Timing is everything.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

Another reason that redheads more vulnerable to skin cancer?
WASHINGTON - Redheads sunburn easily, but that may not be the only reason they are at high risk of skin cancer. New research suggests the pigment that colors their skin may set them up for cancer-spurring sun damage even if they do not burn.

Report: Coffee top source of healthy antioxidants
WASHINGTON - When the Ink Spots sang "I love the java jive and it loves me" in 1940, they could not have known how right they were.

Report: Coffee top source of healthy antioxidants
WASHINGTON - When the Ink Spots sang "I love the java jive and it loves me" in 1940, they could not have known how right they were.

In future, ordinary lights may communicate, boost health
NEW YORK - Scientists have been taking a closer look at the lighting in our homes, offices and vehicles, and they're seeing potential for a way to improve health and a new means of electronic communication.

Techbits: E-records, Vacation bot, Phishing tool and more
LOS ANGELES - Warner Music Group is preparing to launch a record label that would develop and market new artists and distribute their music only over the Internet.

A selection of gum is put to the test
Gum has come a long way from the days when ancient Greeks harvested it in the form of a resin from mastic trees. Green tea, calcium, vitamin C, caffeine, honey, cocoa - more and more, the gum aisle is beginning to look like the vitamin section.

In future, ordinary lights may communicate, boost health
NEW YORK - Scientists have been taking a closer look at the lighting in our homes, offices and vehicles, and they're seeing potential for a way to improve health and a new means of electronic communication.

Video game review: A look at 'EyeToy: Play 2'
When Sony Computer Entertainment decided to create games that let users interact with the console and see themselves on-screen, it seemed like a good idea.

Video game review: A look at 'EyeToy: Play 2'
When Sony Computer Entertainment decided to create games that let users interact with the console and see themselves on-screen, it seemed like a good idea.

A selection of gum is put to the test
Gum has come a long way from the days when ancient Greeks harvested it in the form of a resin from mastic trees. Green tea, calcium, vitamin C, caffeine, honey, cocoa - more and more, the gum aisle is beginning to look like the vitamin section.

Fire damages complex; no residents are injured
A fast-moving blaze tore through an Augusta apartment complex off Pleasant Home Road early Sunday, gutting five units and damaging 14 others.

Kid of the Day
Brailynn Kitchings is today's Kid of the Day.

Slices of wilderness
CONWAY, S.C. - They might not have the beauty of a waterfall or waves crashing on the beach, but few places on the Southeastern shore can match the variety found inside the shallow depressions along the coastal plains called Carolina Bays.

Across the area
Police are seeking an Augusta man in connection with a sexual assault of his wife.

'We Feel Good' slogan doesn't play well for all
Augusta's tourism officials don't feel too good about the new "We Feel Good" slogan.

Across Georgia
LITHONIA - Jesus wasn't broke, and leaders of churches shouldn't be either.

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Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - Joe Berry is fed up with rising gasoline prices, and he's decided to take a stand.

Captain's wife rides out storm
A Columbia County woman was among those stuck in New Orleans on Monday as the eye of the powerful Hurricane Katrina passed just east of the city, which lies below sea level.

Across the southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Blacks who bought homes across America last year were four times more likely than whites to get high interest rates for mortgage loans, The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday.

Weather, gas prices won't hinder travel
Hurricane Katrina continues to drown parts of the Southeast, and gasoline prices are still soaring.

Donors dwindle during summer

Police link four to death of carrier
AIKEN - Two men have been arrested, and investigators are looking for two others they say ambushed and killed a newspaper carrier they mistook for a rival drug dealer.

Across the area

Probe doesn't suggest arson
One day after an early-morning fire gutted several units at a west Augusta apartment complex, a Richmond County fire official said a preliminary investigation suggests no foul play.

Church selects Marietta pastor

The week ahead
The Aiken Community Playhouse will hold its 2004-05 season awards ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. Admission is free. For more information, call (803) 648-1438.

Across the southeast

Man goes on trial in 2002 killing
Two men accused of killing a disabled veteran in a robbery attempt will point fingers of guilt at each other, according to the attorneys' opening statements Monday.

Across Georgia

'We Feel Good' slogan doesn't play well for all
Augusta's tourism officials don't feel too good about the new "We Feel Good" slogan.

Fire damages complex; no residents are injured

Across the area
Police arrested a 23-year-old Hephzibah man Monday in connection with an attempted robbery at Needmore Kuntry Store on Windsor Spring Road last month.

Many struggle with energy bills

United Way says to 'get on board'
More than 600 supporters boarded the SS United Way on Monday as the organization kicked off its annual fundraising campaign with a luncheon at Bell Auditorium.

Two factions emerge in Aiken council race

Probe doesn't suggest arson
One day after an early-morning fire gutted several units at a west Augusta apartment complex, a Richmond County fire official said a preliminary investigation suggests no foul play.

Five questions with Michael Harley

The week ahead

States look to attract heritage tourists

Five questions with Michael Harley
Michael Harley, the vice president of the Augusta Bulldog Club, says he's "about as excited as I could ever be" about the start of college football season this coming weekend. The Evans resident is a 1992 Georgia graduate who has bled red and black all his life.

Rants and Raves
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Commander's office under order of organized woman
Mary Beth Bieller's ninth-floor desk at Fort Gordon's Signal Towers was neat and orderly, and her work space outside the commanding general's office, at the moment, was quiet.

Police link four to death of carrier

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Early bird

Evans area booming with new businesses
A new Target store in Columbia County might be getting all the attention these days, but another area near the Evans Town Center continues to boom with new business.

Officials say child's need means more than scores

Officials say child's need means more than scores
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Experts say parents should take a closer look before transferring their children out of schools that are failing to make adequate yearly progress according to objectives set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Across Georgia

United Way says to 'get on board'
More than 600 supporters boarded the SS United Way on Monday as the organization kicked off its annual fundraising campaign with a luncheon at Bell Auditorium.

United Way says to 'get on board'

Regulations hamper ASU enrollment for 2005
Augusta State University enrollment slipped slightly after hitting a record high last fall.

Across the area

Housing department contracts must get OK
The Augusta Commission voted Monday to require that all contracts issued through the city's Housing and Economic Development Department follow the same procedures that other departments are required to follow, including coming before the full board for final approval.

Across the Southeast

Council wants site for new complex
NORTH AUGUSTA - A proposed site for a new municipal complex got a favorable reception Monday night from members of the city council.

Teen testifies against man she says tried to rape her

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Thirty people accused of being members of a violent north Georgia drug gang have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of selling cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine.

Probe doesn't suggest arson

Officials brace for first election

Cushing to leave St. Teresa parish

Council wants site for new complex
NORTH AUGUSTA - A proposed site for a new municipal complex got a favorable reception Monday night from members of the city council.

Weather, gas prices won't hinder travel

Teen testifies against man she says tried to rape her
A teenager told a jury how a trusted family friend inflicted bruises, knots, cuts and bite marks on her body during an attempted rape.

Governors seek energy options

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - Joe Berry is fed up with rising gasoline prices, and he's decided to take a stand.

Augustans ready to help storm victims

Augustans ready to help storm victims
Mary Bannan went to Wal-Mart and bought wading boots Sunday as she prepared to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Regulations hamper ASU enrollment for 2005

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Sebastian Greene, 2, of Evans.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

States look to attract heritage tourists
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Southern state leaders need to look beyond roller coasters for attracting money-spending tourists, a group of governors meeting Sunday said.

Man goes on trial in 2002 killing

Across the southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Blacks who bought homes across America last year were four times more likely than whites to get high interest rates for mortgage loans, The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday.

Housing department contracts must get OK

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Sebastian Greene, 2, of Evans.

Evans area booming with new businesses

Captain's wife rides out storm

Many struggle with energy bills
AIKEN - A heart attack in July robbed Calvin Setters' of his ability to work. After a month of unemployment, his family was buried under growing medical costs and unpaid bills.

Council wants site for new complex

Donors dwindle during summer
Sherry Spencer spent her one-month wedding anniversary Friday donating platelets at Shepeard Community Blood Center on Wrightsboro Road.

Kid of the Day

Two factions emerge in Aiken council race
Support for the four at-large Republican candidates in the Aiken City Council race has split into two camps.

'We Feel Good' slogan doesn't play well for all

Church selects Marietta pastor
First Baptist Church of Augusta has a new senior pastor, Dr. C. Gregory DeLoach III, 39, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga.

Across South Carolina

Officials say child's need means more than scores
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Experts say parents should take a closer look before transferring their children out of schools that are failing to make adequate yearly progress according to objectives set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

News you can use

Teen testifies against man she says tried to rape her
A teenager told a jury how a trusted family friend inflicted bruises, knots, cuts and bite marks on her body during an attempted rape.

Across the Southeast
FRANKFORT, KY. - Gov. Ernie Fletcher, on the eve of an appearance before a grand jury investigating his administration's hiring practices, said Monday he would issue pardons to current and former members of his administration charged in the probe.

Augustans ready to help storm victims
Mary Bannan went to Wal-Mart and bought wading boots Sunday as she prepared to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Across South Carolina
CONWAY - An ex-convict charged with killing two people and raping a girl last spring was indicted Monday on murder and armed robbery charges, prosecutors said.

Police link four to death of carrier
AIKEN - Two men have been arrested, and investigators are looking for two others they say ambushed and killed a newspaper carrier they mistook for a rival drug dealer.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Thirty people accused of being members of a violent north Georgia drug gang have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of selling cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine.

Cushing to leave St. Teresa parish
It's official: The Rev. Bob Cushing, the priest who went to Japan to deliver an apology this month for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, will be leaving St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church for other ministry.

Across the area
Police arrested a 23-year-old Hephzibah man Monday in connection with an attempted robbery at Needmore Kuntry Store on Windsor Spring Road last month.

Weather, gas prices won't hinder travel
Hurricane Katrina continues to drown parts of the Southeast, and gasoline prices are still soaring.

Across South Carolina

Governors seek energy options
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Jumps in oil prices and drivers' frustration have prompted governors from several Southern states to look at other energy sources.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Early bird
A small bird flies low over Riverwalk Augusta early Monday morning as the sun begins to rise.

Slices of wilderness
CONWAY, S.C. - They might not have the beauty of a waterfall or waves crashing on the beach, but few places on the Southeastern shore can match the variety found inside the shallow depressions along the coastal plains called Carolina Bays.

Governors seek energy options
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Jumps in oil prices and drivers' frustration have prompted governors from several Southern states to look at other energy sources.

Officials brace for first election
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The last-minute approval of Georgia's voter identification law meant last-ditch efforts to prepare for the new requirements in Gwinnett County, the site of the state's first election since the contentious measure was approved.

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States look to attract heritage tourists
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Southern state leaders need to look beyond roller coasters for attracting money-spending tourists, a group of governors meeting Sunday said.

Across South Carolina
CONWAY - An ex-convict charged with killing two people and raping a girl last spring was indicted Monday on murder and armed robbery charges, prosecutors said.

Officials say child's need means more than scores
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Experts say parents should take a closer look before transferring their children out of schools that are failing to make adequate yearly progress according to objectives set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Across the area
Police arrested a 23-year-old Hephzibah man Monday in connection with an attempted robbery at Needmore Kuntry Store on Windsor Spring Road last month.

Five questions with Michael Harley
Michael Harley, the vice president of the Augusta Bulldog Club, says he's "about as excited as I could ever be" about the start of college football season this coming weekend. The Evans resident is a 1992 Georgia graduate who has bled red and black all his life.

Police link four to death of carrier
AIKEN - Two men have been arrested, and investigators are looking for two others they say ambushed and killed a newspaper carrier they mistook for a rival drug dealer.

Commander's office under order of organized woman
Mary Beth Bieller's ninth-floor desk at Fort Gordon's Signal Towers was neat and orderly, and her work space outside the commanding general's office, at the moment, was quiet.

Early bird
A small bird flies low over Riverwalk Augusta early Monday morning as the sun begins to rise.

Evans area booming with new businesses
A new Target store in Columbia County might be getting all the attention these days, but another area near the Evans Town Center continues to boom with new business.

Kid of the Day
Brailynn Kitchings is today's Kid of the Day.

Church selects Marietta pastor
First Baptist Church of Augusta has a new senior pastor, Dr. C. Gregory DeLoach III, 39, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga.

Cushing to leave St. Teresa parish
It's official: The Rev. Bob Cushing, the priest who went to Japan to deliver an apology this month for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, will be leaving St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church for other ministry.

Two factions emerge in Aiken council race
Support for the four at-large Republican candidates in the Aiken City Council race has split into two camps.

Housing department contracts must get OK
The Augusta Commission voted Monday to require that all contracts issued through the city's Housing and Economic Development Department follow the same procedures that other departments are required to follow, including coming before the full board for final approval.

Donors dwindle during summer
Sherry Spencer spent her one-month wedding anniversary Friday donating platelets at Shepeard Community Blood Center on Wrightsboro Road.

Regulations hamper ASU enrollment for 2005
Augusta State University enrollment slipped slightly after hitting a record high last fall.

Many struggle with energy bills
AIKEN - A heart attack in July robbed Calvin Setters' of his ability to work. After a month of unemployment, his family was buried under growing medical costs and unpaid bills.

Man goes on trial in 2002 killing
Two men accused of killing a disabled veteran in a robbery attempt will point fingers of guilt at each other, according to the attorneys' opening statements Monday.

Fire damages complex; no residents are injured
A fast-moving blaze tore through an Augusta apartment complex off Pleasant Home Road early Sunday, gutting five units and damaging 14 others.

Across Georgia
LITHONIA - Jesus wasn't broke, and leaders of churches shouldn't be either.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Captain's wife rides out storm
A Columbia County woman was among those stuck in New Orleans on Monday as the eye of the powerful Hurricane Katrina passed just east of the city, which lies below sea level.

Commander's office under order of organized woman

Kid of the Day

Slices of wilderness

Across the southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Blacks who bought homes across America last year were four times more likely than whites to get high interest rates for mortgage loans, The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday.

The week ahead
The Aiken Community Playhouse will hold its 2004-05 season awards ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. Admission is free. For more information, call (803) 648-1438.

Altering reality with gardening
Not long ago, I was shopping in one of those large stores that sell everything you need. Among my purchases were a couple of cans of spray paint my wife picked up to paint some outdoor furniture.

Altering reality with gardening
Not long ago, I was shopping in one of those large stores that sell everything you need. Among my purchases were a couple of cans of spray paint my wife picked up to paint some outdoor furniture.

Impact of 'Blues Brothers' still felt
CHICAGO - No matter how far director John Landis travels, he cannot help but run into a couple of soul-singing, sunglass-wearing characters from his past - Jake and Elwood Blues.

Impact of 'Blues Brothers' still felt

Carell's 'Virgin' remains on top with $16.4 million

Impact of 'Blues Brothers' still felt
CHICAGO - No matter how far director John Landis travels, he cannot help but run into a couple of soul-singing, sunglass-wearing characters from his past - Jake and Elwood Blues.

At 80, Robert Altman still busy filming
ST. PAUL - He moves slowly. His posture is slumped. But when it comes to making movies, 80-year-old Robert Altman has a young man's fire.

At 80, Robert Altman still busy filming
ST. PAUL - He moves slowly. His posture is slumped. But when it comes to making movies, 80-year-old Robert Altman has a young man's fire.

At 80, Robert Altman still busy filming

Carell's 'Virgin' remains on top with $16.4 million
LOS ANGELES - Steve Carell's second time at the top of the box office was almost as good as the first.

Carell's 'Virgin' remains on top with $16.4 million
LOS ANGELES - Steve Carell's second time at the top of the box office was almost as good as the first.

Review of Kanye West's 'Late Registration'
So this is where Kanye West wants to take hip-hop - beyond the sped-up soul samples that made him famous, beyond his first album's gospel and R&B influences... into the orchestra pit.

Review of Kanye West's 'Late Registration'

Review of Kanye West's 'Late Registration'
So this is where Kanye West wants to take hip-hop - beyond the sped-up soul samples that made him famous, beyond his first album's gospel and R&B influences... into the orchestra pit.

Q&A with a Pornographer Carl Newman

Q&A with a Pornographer Carl Newman
NEW YORK - For those who thought supergroups became an extinct species of rock band when Cream and Yes packed it in, a collection of Canadian indie musicians is rejuvenating the lost form.

Green Day hijacks MTV Video Music Awards
MIAMI - Rock was resplendent at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, as the veteran punk group Green Day took home seven moonmen and newcomers The Killers and Fall Out Boy won one each.

Q&A with a Pornographer Carl Newman
NEW YORK - For those who thought supergroups became an extinct species of rock band when Cream and Yes packed it in, a collection of Canadian indie musicians is rejuvenating the lost form.

Green Day hijacks MTV Video Music Awards
MIAMI - Rock was resplendent at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, as the veteran punk group Green Day took home seven moonmen and newcomers The Killers and Fall Out Boy won one each.

Green Day hijacks MTV Video Music Awards

Gordon, Kenseth prepare to Chase

Servia gets first win with some official help

Gordon, Kenseth prepare to Chase
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Bristol Motor Speedway is as close as the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series gets to a local dirt track.

Servia gets first win with some official help
MONTREAL - Oriol Servia was handed his first Champ Car victory Sunday when series officials ordered rookie Timo Glock to let him pass on the final lap of the Montreal Molson Indy race.

Bourdais has another Montreal misfire

Bourdais has another Montreal misfire
MONTREAL - Sebastien Bourdais has to be wondering what it's going to take for him to win a race in Montreal. But at least he was running at the finish on Sunday.

Gordon, Kenseth prepare to Chase
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Bristol Motor Speedway is as close as the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series gets to a local dirt track.

Servia gets first win with some official help
MONTREAL - Oriol Servia was handed his first Champ Car victory Sunday when series officials ordered rookie Timo Glock to let him pass on the final lap of the Montreal Molson Indy race.

Bourdais has another Montreal misfire
MONTREAL - Sebastien Bourdais has to be wondering what it's going to take for him to win a race in Montreal. But at least he was running at the finish on Sunday.

Agent: Clarett will be released by Broncos

Panthers cut Rutherford, Stubblefield

Saints practice to focus on New Orleans

Mrs. Cleo Poole    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Gregory Toole    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Ethel Reed    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. John Ed Reese    (GIBSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnny Funderburk    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Grace Gregory Toole    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Mose Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Stacy Hope    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Coleman, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Judkins Blount    (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mr. Monroe Sims, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Pauline Armstrong    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Debra Dorch    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Nellie Newton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Newton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Lowell Redel    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Terry O'Shields    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Miss Catrina Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Timothy Brinson    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Cleo Poole    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Gregory Toole    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Donald Robertson    (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Lowell Redel    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Monroe Sims, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terry O'Shields    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Ms. Turquoise Williams    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Miss Stacy Hope    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Odebell Williams    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Ms. Pauline Armstrong    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Evette Roberts    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary O'Bryan    (SARDINIA, S.C.)

Ms. Ethel Reed    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ricardi Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary O'Bryan    (SARDINIA, S.C.)

Mr. William Bessent    (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Newton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora Joan Shipman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ricardi Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Augustus Farmer, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Mose Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ret. SSG Darryl B. Watson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Tina Q. Carter-Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Lowell Redel    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. William Bessent    (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora Joan Shipman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Christopher Thomas    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Gregory Toole    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Sweat    (WALTERBORO, S.C.)

Mr. Augustus Farmer, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Robertson    (CONYERS, Ga.)

Miss Catrina Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Ed Reese    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Ret. SSG Darryl B. Watson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. George Perkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. George Coleman, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Newton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Tina Q. Carter-Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Timothy Brinson    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Funderburk    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William Bessent    (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Judkins Blount    (ATHENS, Ga.)

Ms. Turquoise Williams    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Debra Dorch    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Odebell Williams    (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Christopher Thomas    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Lowell Redel    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Evette Roberts    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Sweat    (WALTERBORO, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Sweat (WALTERBORO, S.C.)

Mrs. Cleo Poole (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Gregory Toole (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Dora Joan Shipman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Pauline Armstrong (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Gregory Toole (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Nellie Newton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Evette Roberts (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

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

Ret. SSG Darryl B. Watson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Robertson (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mr. George Coleman, Sr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Debra Dorch (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Timothy Brinson (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Monroe Sims, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ethel Reed (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nellie Newton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John Ed Reese (GIBSON, Ga.)

Ms. Turquoise Williams (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Funderburk (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Augustus Farmer, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terry O'Shields (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary O'Bryan (SARDINIA, S.C.)

Miss Stacy Hope (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Mose Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Christopher Thomas (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Ricardi Nelson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Judkins Blount (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Odebell Williams (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. George Perkins (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Tina Q. Carter-Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Charles Lowell Redel (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Lowell Redel (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. William Bessent (GOUGH, Ga.)

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

Miss Catrina Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Overtime

Overtime

WBC president urges Roy Jones to get checkup

Injuries take toll on women as No. 1 ranking up for grabs in U.S. Open

Serena Williams advances as play begins at U.S. Open

Serena Williams advances as play begins at U.S. Open
NEW YORK - Serena Williams got a workout in the first round of the U.S. Open.

WBC president urges Roy Jones to get checkup
MEXICO CITY - The president of the World Boxing Council said Monday that boxer Roy Jones Jr. should undergo intensive neurological testing before his Oct. 1 fight with Antonio Tarver.

Serena Williams advances as play begins at U.S. Open
NEW YORK - Serena Williams got a workout in the first round of the U.S. Open.

WBC president urges Roy Jones to get checkup
MEXICO CITY - The president of the World Boxing Council said Monday that boxer Roy Jones Jr. should undergo intensive neurological testing before his Oct. 1 fight with Antonio Tarver.

Overtime
Area coaches are encouraged to send in their team's statistics by noon Wednesday - no exceptions - to be included in From The Huddle, which publishes every Friday in The Augusta Chronicle.

Injuries take toll on women as No. 1 ranking up for grabs in U.S. Open
NEW YORK - Women's tennis and the NFL have one thing in common: injuries galore.

Overtime
Area coaches are encouraged to send in their team's statistic by noon Wednesday - no exceptions - to be included in From The Huddle, which publishes every Friday in The Augusta Chronicle.

Overtime
Area coaches are encouraged to send in their team's statistics by noon Wednesday - no exceptions - to be included in From The Huddle, which publishes every Friday in The Augusta Chronicle.

Injuries take toll on women as No. 1 ranking up for grabs in U.S. Open
NEW YORK - Women's tennis and the NFL have one thing in common: injuries galore.

Overtime
Area coaches are encouraged to send in their team's statistic by noon Wednesday - no exceptions - to be included in From The Huddle, which publishes every Friday in The Augusta Chronicle.

Panthers cut Rutherford, Stubblefield
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rod Rutherford, who was battling for Carolina's third-string quarterback position, was one of 11 players released by the Panthers on Sunday.

Agent: Clarett will be released by Broncos
DENVER - Unable to practice much or play at all during the preseason, Maurice Clarett will be released by the Denver Broncos later this week, his agent said Sunday.

Saints practice to focus on New Orleans
SAN JOSE, Calif. - With two holes ripped in the roof of their stadium and their city devastated by Hurricane Katrina, focusing on football was not an easy task Monday for the New Orleans Saints.

Saints practice to focus on New Orleans
SAN JOSE, Calif. - With two holes ripped in the roof of their stadium and their city devastated by Hurricane Katrina, focusing on football was not an easy task Monday for the New Orleans Saints.

Agent: Clarett will be released by Broncos
DENVER - Unable to practice much or play at all during the preseason, Maurice Clarett will be released by the Denver Broncos later this week, his agent said Sunday.

Panthers cut Rutherford, Stubblefield
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rod Rutherford, who was battling for Carolina's third-string quarterback position, was one of 11 players released by the Panthers on Sunday.

Air Force religion guidelines discourage public prayer
DENVER - The Air Force released new guidelines for religious tolerance Monday that discourage public prayer at official functions and urge commanders to be sensitive about personal expressions of religious faith.

Pope calls Cologne gathering an 'extraordinary' experience
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy - Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday his first foreign trip, a pilgrimage to Germany this month, was an extraordinary experience and that the hundreds of thousands of young people who joined him there from around the world were filled with great hope.

Pope calls Cologne gathering an 'extraordinary' experience
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy - Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday his first foreign trip, a pilgrimage to Germany this month, was an extraordinary experience and that the hundreds of thousands of young people who joined him there from around the world were filled with great hope.

Air Force religion guidelines discourage public prayer
DENVER - The Air Force released new guidelines for religious tolerance Monday that discourage public prayer at official functions and urge commanders to be sensitive about personal expressions of religious faith.

Actor looks ahead to the end of 'Will & Grace'
NEW YORK - Eric McCormack is thinking back to March 1998, when he filmed the pilot for a comedy about unusual best friends: a handsome gay man and a beautiful straight woman cohabiting in Manhattan.

Woman may give birth on Dutch 'Big Brother' show

Woman may give birth on Dutch 'Big Brother' show
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The latest Dutch version of the reality show "Big Brother" features a woman who's seven months' pregnant and may give birth live on TV. The government is studying whether using the newborn would violate laws against hiring children.

Martha is ready to take wing with two new TV series
NEW YORK - Saying "I am a businesswoman and I am a homemaker," Martha Stewart served up details of the two upcoming series that mark her return to TV and call on those two roles.

Martha is ready to take wing with two new TV series
NEW YORK - Saying "I am a businesswoman and I am a homemaker," Martha Stewart served up details of the two upcoming series that mark her return to TV and call on those two roles.

Actor looks ahead to the end of 'Will & Grace'
NEW YORK - Eric McCormack is thinking back to March 1998, when he filmed the pilot for a comedy about unusual best friends: a handsome gay man and a beautiful straight woman cohabiting in Manhattan.

Martha is ready to take wing with two new TV series

Woman may give birth on Dutch 'Big Brother' show
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The latest Dutch version of the reality show "Big Brother" features a woman who's seven months' pregnant and may give birth live on TV. The government is studying whether using the newborn would violate laws against hiring children.

Actor looks ahead to the end of 'Will & Grace'

Suge Knight shooting casts pall over MTV Video Music Awards

Paltrow critical of choices by former boyfriend Brad Pitt

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Georgia offensive line among nation's best

Georgia offensive line among nation's best
ATHENS, Ga. - They used to be the weak link of the Georgia offense, a bunch of oversized, under-experienced players who carved out puny holes and let their quarterback take a beating.

Georgia offensive line among nation's best
ATHENS, Ga. - They used to be the weak link of the Georgia offense, a bunch of oversized, under-experienced players who carved out puny holes and let their quarterback take a beating.

Spurrier returns to college game at South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. - It's game week again for Steve Spurrier.

Spurrier returns to college game at South Carolina

Two former players plead guilty to thefts
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two former South Carolina football players pleaded guilty to burglary charges Monday and were sentenced to one year probation.

Spurrier returns to college game at South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. - It's game week again for Steve Spurrier.

Two former players plead guilty to thefts
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two former South Carolina football players pleaded guilty to burglary charges Monday and were sentenced to one year probation.

Two former players plead guilty to thefts

Question of the week
Q: Is the high school curriculum too easy?

Do what feels right when meeting girls

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REGISTER TODAY: Got a mind for business? Foundations, designed to give students 12 and older a look at careers and business principles, starts Sept. 12. Call 724-3576 or visit www. lucycraftlaneymuseum.com to sign up for the free program.

TV show can move aspiring dancers
We like to move. From the lindy hop to the moon walk, dancing has been one of the country's favorite pastimes.

School dance squads liven up game night
The boom of the bass drum and the blare of the horns to familiar beats are just part of the "show" in show bands.

School dance squads liven up game night

Xtreme calendar
REGISTER TODAY: Got a mind for business? Foundations, designed to give students 12 and older a look at careers and business principles, starts Sept. 12. Call 724-3576 or visit www. lucycraftlaneymuseum.com to sign up for the free program.

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Do what feels right when meeting girls
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I'm kind of shy around girls, and I just wonder what's the best way to meet girls and approach them and talk to them.

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School dance squads liven up game night
The boom of the bass drum and the blare of the horns to familiar beats are just part of the "show" in show bands.

TV show can move aspiring dancers
We like to move. From the lindy hop to the moon walk, dancing has been one of the country's favorite pastimes.

Question of the week

What's hot
Has your band been out there gigging and trying to get execs from Sony BMG and Warner Bros. to come to your shows? Well, maybe you should stop, says author and music-industry consultant Daylle Deanna Schwartz in the book I Don't Need a Record Deal: Your Survival Guide to the Indie Music Revolution.

What's hot
Has your band been out there gigging and trying to get execs from Sony BMG and Warner Bros. to come to your shows? Well, maybe you should stop, says author and music-industry consultant Daylle Deanna Schwartz in the book I Don't Need a Record Deal: Your Survival Guide to the Indie Music Revolution.

Do what feels right when meeting girls
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I'm kind of shy around girls, and I just wonder what's the best way to meet girls and approach them and talk to them.

Question of the week
Q: Is the high school curriculum too easy?

TV show can move aspiring dancers

Hurricane information on the Net

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Katrina's effects, at a glance

Team to assist with hurricane's aftermath

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Katrina punctures Superdome roof

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FEMA, other federal response to Katrina

Bush weighs tapping strategic petroleum reserve

Text of Iraq's new constitution

Pope calls Cologne gathering an 'extraordinary' experience

Air Force religion guidelines discourage public prayer