Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Church has links to city's founding
Railroad ties are the common link for the founding of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church and the incorporation of the town of Aiken.

Narnia Day kicks off new events at library
The tale of an evil queen, four children, a powerful lion and make-believe creatures has captivated the minds of children and adults for decades.

Lunch menu
TODAY: Juice, cheese omelet, whole wheat toast and milk

Reunions
Leavelle McMampbell High School 1957: Seeking classmates for a 48-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10; contact Joane Sealy Yeater, P.O. Box 264, Warrenville, SC 29851, or e-mail Jack Wood, j57ewood@bellsouth.net

Milestones
James S. "Jim" Williams, chief of helicopter maintenance at Wackenhut Services Inc.-Savannah River Site, has received the U.S. Department of Energy's Aviation Operations Support Professional Award.

Vintage cars, cheerleaders take part in celebration
As a disc jockey played oldies music, Steve Bigg and his four children walked through the SNO-CAP Drive-In parking lot and looked at the cars on display.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 17-19. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Pet of the week
Mali, a 1-year-old border collie, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Library events
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday

Around the block
A Cleon W. Mauldin Workshop and Recital will be held at the University of South Carolina Aiken's Etherredge Center on Thursday.

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. third Mondays; H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the following locations:

This week
Grand illusions: Through Sept. 25; traveling exhibit about faux painting; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St.; museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free;642-2015

USC Aiken again tops magazine's schools list
For the third time in four years, the University of South Carolina Aiken is tops as far as the U.S. News & World Report is concerned.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

United Way sets its goal at kickoff for campaign
Attempting to create a team spirit, United Way of Aiken County officials dressed in baseball jerseys and hats, served a lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers, sang Take Me Out to the Ball Game and showed baseball clips during Friday's campaign kickoff at the North Augusta Community Center.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 17-19. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Determined to succeed
On an overcast August morning, Jamie Holder made the slow journey to his 9:25 a.m. class.

SeniorNet teaches computer skills
Aiken resident June Murff is trying to survive in a world filled with unavoidable e-mail, spam and blogs.

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 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 hammer Marlins, 6-1

Area's intrepid travelers tell tales of traversing every state

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.

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.

Hampton remains hopeful for return

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.

Braves promote Moore to assistant GM
ATLANTA - Dayton Moore, who oversees one of baseball's most productive minor-league systems, was promoted to assistant general manager by the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.

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

Georgian roots link Atlanta's rookie class

Braves acquire veteran
ATLANTA - Veteran bats are a priceless commodity for baseball's stretch run. More so left-handed ones. Doubly so on a team that has a handful of rookies, including three outfielders.

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.

Braves' hits aren't timely
ATLANTA - As trying as some of his innings might be to watch, Jorge Sosa's calling card has been keeping the Braves in games.

Lumber tariff ruling has Canada fuming
TORONTO - Canadian officials were seething Tuesday over a preliminary World Trade Organization ruling that found the United States had properly complied with international law by imposing billions of dollars in duties against Canadian lumber companies.

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.

Federated acquires May
CINCINNATI - Federated Department Stores Inc. on Tuesday said it completed its $11.9 billion acquisition of rival May Department Stores Co., forming a retail company with more than 1,000 stores and $30 billion in annual sales.

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.

Firm will pay for creating shelters

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.

Wealth of jobs offsets concern
WASHINGTON - An abundance of jobs helped push consumer confidence higher this month, but the optimism could be short-lived as the pain at the gasoline pump becomes more acute.

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.

Markets rebound as fears of Katrina ease

Gutted Winn-Dixies now selling fixtures

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.

Consumer confidence rises unexpectedly
NEW YORK - Consumer confidence rose unexpectedly in August even as consumers were paying prices for gasoline that climbed toward $3 a gallon in many parts of the country.

Storm takes toll on airlines

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.

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
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.

Tigers face a big learning curve
CLEMSON, S.C. - With two new coordinators on board, Clemson coach Tommy Bowden accepts it'll take time to learn offensive and defensive systems.

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

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

Broncos' offense flies high

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.

Hagans thrived in 2nd chance

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.

Hokies looking to win without rings
Don't count Virginia Tech's players among the "me" generation.

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

Vols ready to defend title
It was a heck of an off-season for the dean of Southeastern Conference football coaches, Tennessee's Phillip Fulmer.

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

Croom building trust among his Bulldogs

Fulmer optimistic, eager to see 2005 Vols
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer has been openly optimistic about the third-ranked Volunteers, and on Tuesday he seemed even more eager to see what the team can do.

Let's all get on board

It's up to Iraqis now

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
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
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.

Katrina's legacy
It is times like this when one is grateful not to be living on a low-lying shoreline. For most of the nation, Katrina was an inconvenience - perhaps some nasty thunderstorms and flooding coupled, of course, with the inevitable rise in gasoline prices.

Katrina's legacy
It is times like this when one is grateful not to be living on a low-lying shoreline. For most of the nation, Katrina was an inconvenience - perhaps some nasty thunderstorms and flooding coupled, of course, with the inevitable rise in gasoline prices.

Let this be a lesson
We sure put a world of pressure on school bus drivers. They're to shimmy through rush-hour traffic, often in the dark, stopping in the middle of the road while safely loading and unloading an unwieldy blend of backpacked little innocents and rambunctious teens.

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.

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.

Michael Jackson relaxes over Buffalo wings in Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - He ate Buffalo wings. He took a speedboat to a luxury villa on a manmade island. He buzzed around the Emirate with a race car driver and a prince.

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.

Garfunkel charged with marijuana possession again
WOODSTOCK, N.Y. - Singer Art Garfunkel, who pleaded guilty last year to pot possession in upstate New York, was charged again Sunday after a marijuana cigarette was allegedly found in the ashtray of his car, state police said.

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

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.

Steak and eggs with a tasty twist
Starting a special day, a holiday or weekend, with a hearty burst of taste for breakfast or brunch isn't at all a bad idea, given the well-known rewards of even a modest effort in the kitchen.

A century of good meals at Galatoire's
NEW ORLEANS - Midmorning on Bourbon Street, the crowds are sober now, the sun beats down, steam rises from the puddles left from early morning street cleaning.

Festive funnel cakes from the CIA
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Craving the unmistakable taste and aroma of freshly made funnel cakes?

Easy recipe for fried green tomatoes
CONCORD, N.H. - The first time I made fried green tomatoes I was, of course, living in Scotland. Where else to try such an archetypal food from the American South?

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's Bell dreams of first game-winning kick
ATLANTA - For a soccer player who had never been a college football fan, Travis Bell's first game in uniform on Georgia Tech's sideline is tough to top.

Tech lineman clings to hope in Aruba case

GreenJackets face lengthy trips
The Augusta GreenJackets' 2005 schedule lacked a team from outside Georgia, South Carolina or North Carolina.

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.

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.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Ryder Cup race begins for Europe
The Omega Masters in Switzerland this week is the starting line for Europeans to earn Ryder Cup points, although some players again face tough decisions about how much they want to make the team.

Teammates welcome Creamer's approach

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.

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.

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.

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.

Looters help themselves in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - With much of the city flooded by Hurricane Katrina, looters floated garbage cans filled with clothing and jewelry down the street in a dash to grab what they could.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Augusta strike team to treat hurricane victims
Five members of a medical "strike team" from Augusta were on their way this afternoon to an evacuation center outside New Orleans to begin treating victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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

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.

Estimates put hurricane damage at up to $26 billion
NEW YORK - The property and casualty insurance industry, hit hard last year when four separate hurricanes slammed into Florida, now faces as much as $26 billion in claims from Hurricane Katrina's foray into Louisiana and neighboring Gulf Coast states, according to preliminary risk assessments.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

FEMA head: Katrina wrought 'catastrophic' damage
WASHINGTON - The nation's top disaster relief official said Tuesday that Hurricane Katrina wrought "catastrophic" damage to low-lying portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and that additional medical personnel were being moved in to treat evacuated hospital patients.

Hurricane's effects, state-by-state
Hurricane Katrina's effects, at a glance:

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 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.

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.

Energy prices surge to new highs
VIENNA, Austria - Oil futures rose more than $1 a barrel Tuesday as traders awaited reports on the extent of the damage Hurricane Katrina had caused to U.S. oil and gas refineries in the Gulf of Mexico.

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.

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.

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.

Superdome evacuees get a breath of fresh air
NEW ORLEANS - Desperate for fresh air, dozens of refugees from Hurricane Katrina slept on the walkway surrounding the Louisiana Superdome as conditions inside worsened and frustrations grew.

Katrina brings storms, tornadoes to Georgia
HELEN, Ga. - The remnants of Hurricane Katrina smashed into Georgia, spawning bands of storms and tornadoes across the state that caused at least one fatality, multiple injuries and leveled dozens of buildings.

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.

Katrina's full wrath still being felt
GULFPORT, Miss. - Rescuers in boats and helicopters searched for survivors of Hurricane Katrina and brought victims, wet and bedraggled, to shelters Tuesday as the extent of the damage across the Gulf Coast became ever clearer. Mississippi's governor said the death toll in one county alone could be as high as 80.

Classic dish gets gourmet treatment in many ways
Grilled cheese sandwiches made with thick slices of white bread and oozing with Velveeta were the comfort food of my childhood. On busy school nights, grilled cheese sandwiches made with wheat bread and sharp cheddar with a bowl of soup are a quick and satisfying way to feed my children today. Although the traditional sandwich is still a favorite, there are so many ways you can "gourmet up" grilled cheese to make it appealing adult fare.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Get educated on WMDs, Clinton

Road project moves at glacial speed
As with the completed portion of the Furys Ferry Road improvements, the uncompleted one-mile stretch is a continuing study in aggressive inactivity if ever there was one.A. P. Beierschmitt, Evans

Pupils devolving in math, science

'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.

Fact: Saddam never attacked us
Since before the beginning of the war in Iraq, the Bush administration has been deceiving the American people by telling us Saddam Hussein had "massive stockpiles" of weapons of mass destruction, nuclear capabilities and a connection to Osama bin Laden and 9-11.Ginger Sitler, Augusta

'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.

Direct flights into city are costly
Every month or so, residents of the Augusta area are subjected to commercials explaining how wonderful it is to fly in and out of Augusta Regional Airport.Donny Gray, Augusta

Enjoy benefits of eating less meat
Regarding the Aug. 29 column "Meat that vegetarians can love": I think not! The column by PETA president Ingrid Newkirk supported a new kind of meat, which is grown from animal cells into large sheets in laboratories.Nancy G. Cercy, North Augusta, S.C.

'Chronicle' creeps toward liberalism

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

Private property vs. judicial tyranny
The Declaration of Indepen-dence in 1776 came very near mentioning the right to own property as one of the fundamental rights of mankind.

Health and fitness calendar

Seniors calendar

Living briefs

A selection of gum is put to the test

General Motors recalling 800,000 pickups, SUVs
WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. said Tuesday it was recalling about 800,000 sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks in 14 northern states because corrosion was affecting the antilock brake system, leading to more than 200 low-speed crashes.

Distorting biometric images enhances security
BOSTON - A trick reminiscent of a fun-house mirror might improve the security and privacy of the access-control technology that examines fingerprints, facial features or other personal characteristics.

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

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

School took healthy steps in cafeteria a decade ago
OPELIKA, Ala. - A school system in the heart of the Deep South has made some tough cafeteria choices. Deep fryers are out. So are soda machines. So are the prized, special brownies with 47 grams of fat.

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.

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

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.

Living briefs
- A popular gaming site, HappyPuppy.com, features game-related news, previews, tutorials, reviews, screen shots, demos and downloads. Check out the hottest games, link to sections for PlayStation, Xbox and GameCube at www.happypuppy.com.

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.

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

Teen testifies against man she says tried to rape her

Augusta awaits Gulf patients
About 2,500 hospital patients from New Orleans are being evacuated and some are coming to Georgia and possibly to the Augusta area.

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.

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.

Early bird

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.

Regulations hamper ASU enrollment for 2005

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.

Plaza developer seeks rules waiver
AIKEN - A developer's success at attracting tenants to the mostly vacant Hitchcock Plaza will depend on his ability to comply with the city's large retail project ordinance.

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.

Driver faces charges in crash with cyclist
Police say a Martinez man was intoxicated when he struck a 63-year-old bicyclist and drove a mile with him lodged in the car's windshield before abandoning the injured man behind an elementary school.

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.

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.

Governors seek energy options

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.

Weather, gas prices won't hinder travel

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.

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'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.

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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.

Police prepare holiday efforts
It's an annual rite of Labor Day weekend: Police beef up traffic enforcement and warn motorists to obey the law.

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.

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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.

Housing department contracts must get OK

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.

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

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

Kid of the Day

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

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

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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 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.

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
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.

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 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.

Financial donations will help best, Red Cross says
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - American Red Cross officials said making a financial contribution designated for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts is the best way that concerned residents around the country can help storm victims in Louisiana and neighboring states.

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.

Two teens charged with animal cruelty
AIKEN - Two Beech Island teens are facing animal cruelty charges after two dogs were chained to concrete blocks and drowned in a pond.

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

Kid of the Day
Alex Roker is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Reduced supply of gas will tax area
Area gasoline prices could hit $3 a gallon this week as supplies tighten because of storm damage to Gulf Coast refineries and pipelines.

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.

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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

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.

Man goes on trial in 2002 killing

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Captain's wife rides out storm

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.

Georgia, S. Carolina tie for worst place
ATLANTA - Georgia's average SAT scores ranked last again this year, tied with South Carolina.

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

Across the Southeast

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

Probe doesn't suggest arson

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.

Cushing to leave St. Teresa parish

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.

Augustans ready to help storm victims

'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 South Carolina

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

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Graduation campaigns get grant
GREENSBORO, Ga. - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will spend nearly $1 million to help boost graduation rates across the South, the foundation and the Southern Governors' Association announced Tuesday.

Across the area

Arena, Evans will be discussed at retreat
Columbia County commissioners will be at the Ritz-Carlton in Oconee County, Ga., starting today for a two-day retreat to discuss key issues facing their county.

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.

10-digit dialing gets test run
ATLANTA - Whether you're in the 706 area code or destined to join the new 762, prepare for a whole new way of dialing.

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
Authorities are still looking for two men they say were part of a group that ambushed and killed a newspaper carrier this past weekend.

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.

Across South Carolina
MANNING - Authorities recaptured a 19-year-old man Tuesday who is charged with murder in the death of a Williamsburg County store owner after he escaped with two others from a detention center Monday.

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 Georgia
ATLANTA - A woman accused of stomping to death 4-year-old Joey Brackob tearfully apologized for her crime before she was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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.

Students show improvement in SAT scores
For the 11th consecutive year, Richmond County recorded gains in its SAT scores, improving by 20 points from last year.

Druggist has bond revoked by judge
After hearing evidence that Augusta pharmacist Duncan Fordham allegedly committed more acts of health care fraud after his May conviction, a judge revoked Mr. Fordham's bond Tuesday afternoon.

Council wants site for new complex

Georgia's QB deserves better from fans
You are the ones who have already judged D.J. Shockley and determined that he's just another "running" quarterback.

Rachel Weisz struck by conditions in Africa
LOS ANGELES - Actress Rachel Weisz says she was deeply moved by the impoverished conditions she saw in Kenya while making her latest film.

Alicia Keys to film 'MTV Unplugged' session
MIAMI - Alicia Keys has resurrected "MTV Unplugged."

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'
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.

Alison Krauss & Union Station lead bluegrass nominees
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Alison Krauss & Union Station received 14 Bluegrass Music Awards nominations Tuesday, including entertainer of the year.

Brooks & Dunn continue rootsy turn
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks veered down a "Red Dirt Road" two years ago and never looked back.

Review of Kanye West's 'Late Registration'

Saints practice to focus on New Orleans

Mrs. Nellie Newton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary O'Bryan    (SARDINIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dora Joan Shipman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Catrina Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora Joan Shipman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Lowell Redel    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Bessent    (GOUGH, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Evette Roberts    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Miss Catrina Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Willie Mose Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Lowell Redel    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Timothy Brinson    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Evette Roberts    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

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

Ms. Ethel Reed    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Ms. Turquoise Williams    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Ethel Reed    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Timothy Brinson    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William Bessent    (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Newton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ricardi Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ricardi Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary O'Bryan    (SARDINIA, S.C.)

Mr. William Bessent    (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Mose Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Turquoise Williams    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nellie Newton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Evette Roberts (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Mose Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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Mr. Charles Lowell Redel (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dora Joan Shipman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Bessent (GOUGH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Timothy Brinson (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Overtime

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

WBC president urges Roy Jones to get checkup

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.

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
In Columbus, Ga., the Augusta GreenJackets scored seven runs in the third inning and held on to beat the Columbus Catfish 9-8 at Golden Park in the opener of a four-game series.

Federer cruises to easy first-round victory
NEW YORK - There was a time Roger Federer felt guilty about running his opponent off the court in quick, laughably easy matches.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Falcons: Price not right
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Peerless Price knew that NFL teams would make two rounds of cuts this week, so he asked coach Jim Mora to gauge his future with the Atlanta Falcons.

Owners with top pick face a dilemma
So you hold the No. 1 pick in your fantasy football draft. Your decision will decide the flow of the most important round of the draft.

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.

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.

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.

Theron to guest star on 'Arrested Development'
NEW YORK - Charlize Theron is giving the critically acclaimed but ratings-starved "Arrested Development" a boost of star power.

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.

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.

Woman may give birth on Dutch 'Big Brother' show

Paltrow critical of choices by former boyfriend Brad Pitt

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Georgia thinks everyone is pulling for Boise State
ATHENS, Ga. - This could be one of those appealing matchups in the NCAA basketball tournament: the juggernaut from the powerful conference against the up-and-coming team that wants to make its mark on the national stage.

Spotlight is on Spurrier
COLUMBIA - Cue the TV cameras and dig out the new visors. Steve Spurrier is back.

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

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.

Midland Valley to redo greens
Change is in the wind at Midland Valley Country Club.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

TV show can move aspiring dancers

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.

Question of the week

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

Do what feels right when meeting girls

FEMA, other federal response to Katrina

Katrina's effects, at a glance

Bush weighs tapping strategic petroleum reserve

Cash donations sought for hurricane victims

Few problems reported at Atlanta airport

Hurricane center in Florida kicks into high gear

Hurricane information on the Net

Hurricane Katrina plows into Gulf Coast

Katrina disrupts energy output, rattles markets

Katrina punctures Superdome roof

Team to assist with hurricane's aftermath

Katrina could produce severe local thunderstorms

Air Force religion guidelines discourage public prayer