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

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

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:

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Applause cover

Applause cover
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Museum will display writer's photographs of Southern life
Before her literary works painted portraits of those who lived in her beloved South, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty captured the Southern experience through another art form - photography.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Fall arts preview
For many arts organizations, programming a season calls for balancing artistic excellence with audience attendance.

Fall arts preview

Fall arts preview
For many arts organizations, programming a season calls for balancing artistic excellence with audience attendance.

Galleries calendar

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Museum will display writer's photographs of Southern life
Before her literary works painted portraits of those who lived in her beloved South, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty captured the Southern experience through another art form - photography.

Museum will display writer's photographs of Southern life

Bonds has day off from batting practice
SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds had a day off from taking batting practice Wednesday because of a logistical issue, the San Francisco Giants said.

Bonds has day off from batting practice
SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds had a day off from taking batting practice Wednesday because of a logistical issue, the San Francisco Giants said.

Bonds has day off from batting practice

Jones leaves game with stomach virus
ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones left the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Washington Nationals because of a stomach virus.

Farnsworth taking over as Braves closer
ATLANTA - The Braves appear to have settled on a new closer.

Split sums it up for Braves
ATLANTA - It's fitting that the Atlanta Braves' August went out in a doubleheader that characterized the entire month.

Furcal's knee injury keeps him on bench

Furcal's knee injury keeps him on bench
ATLANTA - Rafael Furcal's sore right knee might be an aggravation, something to keep him out every now and again the rest of the season, but it likely won't result in his disablement, the Braves' shortstop and general manager John Schuerholz said.

Split sums it up for Braves

Farnsworth taking over as Braves closer
ATLANTA - The Braves appear to have settled on a new closer.

Split sums it up for Braves
ATLANTA - It's fitting that the Atlanta Braves' August went out in a doubleheader that characterized the entire month.

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.

Jones leaves game with stomach virus

Furcal's knee injury keeps him on bench
ATLANTA - Rafael Furcal's sore right knee might be an aggravation, something to keep him out every now and again the rest of the season, but it likely won't result in his disablement, the Braves' shortstop and general manager John Schuerholz said.

Farnsworth taking over as Braves closer
ATLANTA - The Braves appear to have settled on a new closer.

Jones leaves game with stomach virus
ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones left the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Washington Nationals because of a stomach virus.

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.

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.

Farnsworth taking over as Braves closer

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.

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.

Foreign investors give Indian shares big boost

Foreign investors give Indian shares big boost
NEW DELHI -- India's stock market is scaling new heights, driven by foreign investors - particularly Americans - eager to seize opportunities in one of the world's fastest growing economies.

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 may hinder economic growth
WASHINGTON -- Surging energy prices and business disruptions from Hurricane Katrina, likely to become the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, threaten to slow what has been a steadily expanding economy.

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.

Foreign investors give Indian shares big boost
NEW DELHI -- India's stock market is scaling new heights, driven by foreign investors - particularly Americans - eager to seize opportunities in one of the world's fastest growing economies.

Storm may hinder economic growth

Storm may hinder economic growth
WASHINGTON -- Surging energy prices and business disruptions from Hurricane Katrina, likely to become the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, threaten to slow what has been a steadily expanding economy.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 1, 2005.

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.

Harris poll selects Goff to be a voter

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.

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

Harris poll selects Goff to be a voter
Recently retired Marshall coach Bob Pruett, former Georgia coach Ray Goff and four others were chosen Wednesday to vote in the Harris Interactive College Football Poll, replacing the six panelists who withdrew last week.

Victories, not words are plan for Wake

Victories, not words are plan for Wake
This is the final part of a 10-part look at Clemson and Georgia Tech's competition in the Atlantic Coast Conference:

Victories, not words are plan for Wake
This is the final part of a 10-part look at Clemson and Georgia Tech's competition in the Atlantic Coast Conference:

Harris poll selects Goff to be a voter
Recently retired Marshall coach Bob Pruett, former Georgia coach Ray Goff and four others were chosen Wednesday to vote in the Harris Interactive College Football Poll, replacing the six panelists who withdrew last week.

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.

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.

Looting: Is it survival?
If Hurricane Katrina had devastated any other part of the world, the United States would have been one of the first on the scene to help.

Looting: Is it survival?
If Hurricane Katrina had devastated any other part of the world, the United States would have been one of the first on the scene to help.

Beneath contempt
Bad things happen every day. But every now and then, something happens that's so deplorable, you can't believe it happened in your own community. It leaves you thinking: "Nobody around here could behave like that; it must have happened somewhere else."

Looting: Is it survival?

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.

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.

Beneath contempt
Bad things happen every day. But every now and then, something happens that's so deplorable, you can't believe it happened in your own community. It leaves you thinking: "Nobody around here could behave like that; it must have happened somewhere else."

Beneath contempt

Stuff to do
The party continues along Broad Street for First Friday, with a Labor Day Luau on the Augusta Common featuring a car show and bands, a block party on 10th Street from 5 to 10 p.m. with performers including the Cubists, D.J.'s Matt in the Hat and Shawnee Dread and S, and skateboard demonstrations.

Spotted
Deborah Orr (from left), Betty Sue Childress, Shirley McCorkle and Memory Parrish await the parade at The Battle of Aiken movie premiere.

The Liquid Life: Club Argos
CLUB ARGOS ADDRESS: 1923 Walton Way

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.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Club calendar
Atlanta's The Kilpatrick Project, a group that claims to have the emotional lyric intensity of Bright Eyes, the pop driven melodies of Weezer, and ethereal keyboards reminiscent of Coldplay, hits up The Soul Bar, 984 Broad St.; 724-8880.

What's For Lunch: Peppermill restaurant
Peppermill restaurant ADDRESS: 4461 Washington Road, Evans

Spotted
Deborah Orr (from left), Betty Sue Childress, Shirley McCorkle and Memory Parrish await the parade at The Battle of Aiken movie premiere.

Stuff to do
The party continues along Broad Street for First Friday, with a Labor Day Luau on the Augusta Common featuring a car show and bands, a block party on 10th Street from 5 to 10 p.m. with performers including the Cubists, D.J.'s Matt in the Hat and Shawnee Dread and S, and skateboard demonstrations.

The Liquid Life: Club Argos
CLUB ARGOS ADDRESS: 1923 Walton Way

Club calendar
Atlanta's The Kilpatrick Project, a group that claims to have the emotional lyric intensity of Bright Eyes, the pop driven melodies of Weezer, and ethereal keyboards reminiscent of Coldplay, hits up The Soul Bar, 984 Broad St.; 724-8880.

What's For Lunch: Peppermill restaurant
Peppermill restaurant ADDRESS: 4461 Washington Road, Evans

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

Player dedicates opener to hurricane victims
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech defensive end Eric Henderson, a senior from New Orleans, said he and his teammates will dedicate Saturday night's game at Auburn to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

'Which Reggie' question might be a thing of past
ATLANTA - Resilience is an odd trait in a mama's boy.

'Which Reggie' question might be a thing of past
ATLANTA - Resilience is an odd trait in a mama's boy.

Player dedicates opener to hurricane victims
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech defensive end Eric Henderson, a senior from New Orleans, said he and his teammates will dedicate Saturday night's game at Auburn to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

'Which Reggie' question might be a thing of past

Player dedicates opener to hurricane victims

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

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Woosnam urges more European play

Kerr eyes repeat at State Farm Classic
Cristie Kerr figures she'll have plenty of time to relax in a couple of weeks.

Kerr eyes repeat at State Farm Classic
Cristie Kerr figures she'll have plenty of time to relax in a couple of weeks.

Woosnam urges more European play
CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland - Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam is urging top players to compete more in Europe to improve their chances of making the 2006 team.

Kerr eyes repeat at State Farm Classic

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.

Woosnam urges more European play
CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland - Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam is urging top players to compete more in Europe to improve their chances of making the 2006 team.

Laney brings out best in its foes

Laney brings out best in its foes
This week against Evans is a hiccup game for Laney.

Laney brings out best in its foes
This week against Evans is a hiccup game for Laney.

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

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.

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's refugees will be moved to Houston
NEW ORLEANS - At least 25,000 of Hurricane Katrina's refugees, a majority of them at the New Orleans Superdome, will travel in a bus convoy to Houston and will be sheltered at the Astrodome, which hasn't been used for professional sporting events in years.

New Orleans paper publishes online only for second day
Working out of a small office where some staffers are sleeping, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans published a 13-page online edition Wednesday detailing the catastrophic flooding in the city.

Weather Service: Nine tornadoes ripped through Georgia
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - The National Weather Service confirmed that Hurricane Katrina's remnants spawned nine tornadoes that swept through Georgia on Monday, killing two people, toppling trees and leveling buildings.

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.

Flooded New Orleans to be evacuated
NEW ORLEANS - Army engineers struggled without success to plug New Orleans' breached levees with giant sandbags, and the governor said Wednesday the situation was worsening and there was no choice but to abandon the flooded city.

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

Officials throw up hands as looters ransack city
NEW ORLEANS - Officials watched helplessly as looters around the city ransacked stores for food, clothing, appliances and guns.

Energy markets remain jittery
Crude oil prices fell in jittery trading Wednesday even after the U.S. government said it would loan oil to refiners struggling in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to keep production of gasoline and other fuels steady. But wholesale and retail gasoline prices leaped higher nationwide.

Katrina's refugees will be moved to Houston
NEW ORLEANS - At least 25,000 of Hurricane Katrina's refugees, a majority of them at the New Orleans Superdome, will travel in a bus convoy to Houston and will be sheltered at the Astrodome, which hasn't been used for professional sporting events in years.

Americans contribute millions for Katrina disaster relief
WASHINGTON - Americans are pouring in millions of dollars in donations for disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, rescue organizations said Wednesday.

Georgia Guardsmen, power crews head for Gulf
ATLANTA - At least 15 members of the Georgia Army National Guard, three Guard helicopters and more than 240 electrical workers from the state were headed Wednesday to hurricane-ravaged areas to assist with relief efforts.

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.

Weather Service: Nine tornadoes ripped through Georgia
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - The National Weather Service confirmed that Hurricane Katrina's remnants spawned nine tornadoes that swept through Georgia on Monday, killing two people, toppling trees and leveling buildings.

Tiny island on edge of gulf counts its blessings
GRAND ISLE, La. - Survivors took shelter in trees, coffins rose out of the ground and most of the homes on this spit of sand bordering the Gulf of Mexico were torn apart by winds and waves. But nobody died.

Energy markets remain jittery
Crude oil prices fell in jittery trading Wednesday even after the U.S. government said it would loan oil to refiners struggling in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to keep production of gasoline and other fuels steady. But wholesale and retail gasoline prices leaped higher nationwide.

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.

Tiny island on edge of gulf counts its blessings
GRAND ISLE, La. - Survivors took shelter in trees, coffins rose out of the ground and most of the homes on this spit of sand bordering the Gulf of Mexico were torn apart by winds and waves. But nobody died.

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.

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

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.

Americans contribute millions for Katrina disaster relief
WASHINGTON - Americans are pouring in millions of dollars in donations for disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, rescue organizations said Wednesday.

Flooded New Orleans to be evacuated
NEW ORLEANS - Army engineers struggled without success to plug New Orleans' breached levees with giant sandbags, and the governor said Wednesday the situation was worsening and there was no choice but to abandon the flooded city.

Navy orders ships to Gulf Coast to aid in relief effort
WASHINGTON - The Navy is sending four ships carrying water and other supplies to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, while medical disaster teams and Red Cross workers from across the country converged on the devastated Gulf Coast region.

Red Cross says number of people in shelters growing
WASHINGTON - In what it said was its largest-ever mobilization, the Red Cross reported that more than 45,000 victims of Hurricane Katrina were housed in its shelters Wednesday and the number was growing steadily.

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

Red Cross says number of people in shelters growing
WASHINGTON - In what it said was its largest-ever mobilization, the Red Cross reported that more than 45,000 victims of Hurricane Katrina were housed in its shelters Wednesday and the number was growing steadily.

New Orleans paper publishes online only for second day
Working out of a small office where some staffers are sleeping, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans published a 13-page online edition Wednesday detailing the catastrophic flooding in the city.

Navy orders ships to Gulf Coast to aid in relief effort
WASHINGTON - The Navy is sending four ships carrying water and other supplies to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, while medical disaster teams and Red Cross workers from across the country converged on the devastated Gulf Coast region.

Georgia Guardsmen, power crews head for Gulf
ATLANTA - At least 15 members of the Georgia Army National Guard, three Guard helicopters and more than 240 electrical workers from the state were headed Wednesday to hurricane-ravaged areas to assist with relief efforts.

Officials throw up hands as looters ransack city
NEW ORLEANS - Officials watched helplessly as looters around the city ransacked stores for food, clothing, appliances and guns.

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.

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.

SWAT teams arrest 7 in cocaine raid
Richmond County sheriff's officers said today they have arrested seven of the area's biggest cocaine- dealing suspects, seized about $140,000 , more than 2 kilograms of narcotics and guns and tricked-out cars.

The price is right
After gasoline prices spiked because of Hurricane Katrina, customers wait in line at Raceway on Gordon Highway for gasoline selling at pre-hurricane prices.

Dump truck-SUV crash kills woman
A Grovetown woman was killed day after her sport utility vehicle was struck by a dump truck on Columbia Road near South Old Belair Road.

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

Columbia County team to aid Mississippi
Columbia County's Emergency Services Division said this morning that it will send 14 members of its Community Emergency Response Team to areas of Mississippi devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

What is president's true agenda?
First, I say thank you to Erika Pracht ("President lied to start war in Iraq") and Patricia Lavins ("Editorial on 9-11 ignored the facts"), for their letters in the Aug. 27 paper. I am a 22-plus-year veteran, and I have said that - though Saddam Hussein needed to go - we, the United States, had no right to invade and remove him. George Davis, Evans

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.

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

What is president's true agenda?

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.

Incentive lacking for math, science

Sheehan is not worth fighting for

Sheehan is not worth fighting for
Cindy Sheehan publicly stated that the United States isn't worth fighting for. As one who has fought for our country, and whose military service involved travel to 26 other countries, I can personally attest that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Millions of people have risked their lives to come to our shores and share the freedoms we enjoy. Thomas L. Lamb, Augusta

What is president's true agenda?
First, I say thank you to Erika Pracht ("President lied to start war in Iraq") and Patricia Lavins ("Editorial on 9-11 ignored the facts"), for their letters in the Aug. 27 paper. I am a 22-plus-year veteran, and I have said that - though Saddam Hussein needed to go - we, the United States, had no right to invade and remove him. George Davis, Evans

Sheehan is not worth fighting for
Cindy Sheehan publicly stated that the United States isn't worth fighting for. As one who has fought for our country, and whose military service involved travel to 26 other countries, I can personally attest that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Millions of people have risked their lives to come to our shores and share the freedoms we enjoy. Thomas L. Lamb, Augusta

Incentive lacking for math, science
I was disturbed to read Andy Reese's diatribe that the decline in math and science graduates is a result of religious belief ("Pupils devolving in math, science," Aug. 30). Art Beall, Evans

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

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

Incentive lacking for math, science
I was disturbed to read Andy Reese's diatribe that the decline in math and science graduates is a result of religious belief ("Pupils devolving in math, science," Aug. 30). Art Beall, Evans

FDA official resigns in protest of morning-after pill decision

FDA approves new flu-shot

FDA approves new flu-shot
WASHINGTON - The government approved a new flu shot Wednesday, clearing a third U.S. supplier even as doctors await word of just how much vaccine will be available this year.

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.

FDA official resigns in protest of morning-after pill decision
WASHINGTON - A high-ranking Food and Drug Administration official resigned Wednesday in protest over the agency's refusal to allow over-the-counter sales of emergency contraception.

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.

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.

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.

FDA approves new flu-shot
WASHINGTON - The government approved a new flu shot Wednesday, clearing a third U.S. supplier even as doctors await word of just how much vaccine will be available this year.

FDA official resigns in protest of morning-after pill decision
WASHINGTON - A high-ranking Food and Drug Administration official resigned Wednesday in protest over the agency's refusal to allow over-the-counter sales of emergency contraception.

Work on terminal is on time
Out of view from passengers picking up their boarding passes, workers at Augusta Regional Airport are stacking bricks.

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

Partner's testimony leads to conviction
A jury convicted an Augusta man of murder Wednesday in the shooting death of a disabled veteran.

Duncan Drugs customers must change pharmacies
After his latest doctor's appointment Tuesday, David Britt went to Duncan Drugs, his new prescription in hand, only to find the pharmacy doors locked.

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

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.

Senator tests waters for presidential run
COLUMBIA - U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., said Wednesday he's preparing for a possible bid for president in 2008 and wanted to test South Carolina's political waters.

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 the area
A 63-year-old bicyclist who became lodged in a car's windshield after being hit in a Martinez neighborhood Monday was still in critical condition at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Wednesday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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.

Correction
- A story in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said a Columbia County Board of Commissioners retreat will take place at Lake Oconee in Greene County.

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

Woman gets 10 years for killing
AIKEN - Her hair braided into silver cornrows and her weight supported by a walker, Rosa Lee Ross unsteadily made her way across an Aiken County courtroom Wednesday.

Hopefuls view development as key to change

Panicked motorists crowd gas stations
Demand for fuel far exceeded supply Wednesday as panic-stricken motorists jammed area gas stations, pushing prices up hourly throughout the day.

Duncan Drugs customers must change pharmacies

Panel weighs change in funding for schools
COLUMBUS, Ga. - A legislative panel held the first of five statewide meetings Wednesday night on a proposal to change the way public schools are funded in Georgia.

Georgia hospitals stand by to help

Woman gets 10 years for killing

Correction

Across Georgia
PEACHTREE CITY - The National Weather Service confirmed that Hurricane Katrina's remnants spawned nine tornadoes that swept through Georgia on Monday, killing two people, toppling trees and leveling buildings.

Across South Carolina

State expands cancer coverage
COLUMBIA - A statewide program that helps treat breast and cervical cancer for the uninsured has been expanded to include more women diagnosed with the disease.

Panel weighs change in funding for schools

Hopefuls view development as key to change
It was all about creating more jobs for Augusta at a forum for candidates Wednesday night held by the Laney Walker Neighborhood Association.

Economics affects SAT score

Duncan Drugs customers must change pharmacies
After his latest doctor's appointment Tuesday, David Britt went to Duncan Drugs, his new prescription in hand, only to find the pharmacy doors locked.

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.

Fort's unit is awarded citation
The 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Gordon has been through three deployments since Sept. 11, 2001, getting intelligence on the ground from locals in Afghanistan and Iraq during war.

Panicked motorists crowd gas stations

Woman gets 10 years for killing
AIKEN - Her hair braided into silver cornrows and her weight supported by a walker, Rosa Lee Ross unsteadily made her way across an Aiken County courtroom Wednesday.

Tax plan getting scrutiny

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

Fort's unit is awarded citation

Hopefuls view development as key to change
It was all about creating more jobs for Augusta at a forum for candidates Wednesday night held by the Laney Walker Neighborhood Association.

Partner's testimony leads to conviction

Correction
- A story in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said a Columbia County Board of Commissioners retreat will take place at Lake Oconee in Greene County.

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.

Georgia hospitals stand by to help
Some of the 3,000 patients being evacuated from the storm-torn Gulf Coast will be coming to Georgia hospitals, but it is still unclear whether any will land in Augusta, officials said. The earliest patients would likely arrive this afternoon.

State expands cancer coverage

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Work on terminal is on time

Across South Carolina
FLORENCE - The state cannot appeal a judge's decision to drop all charges against two brothers accused of killing a Johnsonville administrator, prosecutor Ed Clements III said.

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

Kid of the Day
Harold Jeffery Leverett Jr. of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Senator tests waters for presidential run
COLUMBIA - U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., said Wednesday he's preparing for a possible bid for president in 2008 and wanted to test South Carolina's political waters.

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.

Panel weighs change in funding for schools
COLUMBUS, Ga. - A legislative panel held the first of five statewide meetings Wednesday night on a proposal to change the way public schools are funded in Georgia.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Tax plan getting scrutiny
Augusta commissioners managed to meet for about an hour Wednesday to talk some more about their $160 million special-purpose local option sales tax package before recessing.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Partner's testimony leads to conviction
A jury convicted an Augusta man of murder Wednesday in the shooting death of a disabled veteran.

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.

Fort's unit is awarded citation
The 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Gordon has been through three deployments since Sept. 11, 2001, getting intelligence on the ground from locals in Afghanistan and Iraq during war.

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.

Georgia hospitals stand by to help
Some of the 3,000 patients being evacuated from the storm-torn Gulf Coast will be coming to Georgia hospitals, but it is still unclear whether any will land in Augusta, officials said. The earliest patients would likely arrive this afternoon.

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.

Economics affects SAT score
The numbers behind the numbers show there's still work to be done to improve Georgia SAT scores.

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.

Panicked motorists crowd gas stations
Demand for fuel far exceeded supply Wednesday as panic-stricken motorists jammed area gas stations, pushing prices up hourly throughout the day.

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.

Kid of the Day
Harold Jeffery Leverett Jr. of Augusta is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Across the area
A 63-year-old bicyclist who became lodged in a car's windshield after being hit in a Martinez neighborhood Monday was still in critical condition at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Wednesday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Across the area

Across South Carolina
FLORENCE - The state cannot appeal a judge's decision to drop all charges against two brothers accused of killing a Johnsonville administrator, prosecutor Ed Clements III said.

News you can use

Across Georgia
PEACHTREE CITY - The National Weather Service confirmed that Hurricane Katrina's remnants spawned nine tornadoes that swept through Georgia on Monday, killing two people, toppling trees and leveling buildings.

Senator tests waters for presidential run

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day

State expands cancer coverage
COLUMBIA - A statewide program that helps treat breast and cervical cancer for the uninsured has been expanded to include more women diagnosed with the disease.

Across Georgia

Tax plan getting scrutiny
Augusta commissioners managed to meet for about an hour Wednesday to talk some more about their $160 million special-purpose local option sales tax package before recessing.

Verdict split on molestation

Work on terminal is on time
Out of view from passengers picking up their boarding passes, workers at Augusta Regional Airport are stacking bricks.

Economics affects SAT score
The numbers behind the numbers show there's still work to be done to improve Georgia SAT scores.

Verdict split on molestation
A jury split its verdict Wednesday in the case of a man accused of beating and molesting a teenage girl.

Verdict split on molestation
A jury split its verdict Wednesday in the case of a man accused of beating and molesting a teenage girl.

Brethren in need overshadow game
For months everybody has been waiting for tonight. For some, it's all they've been able to think about.

Brethren in need overshadow game
For months everybody has been waiting for tonight. For some, it's all they've been able to think about.

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.

'Sahara' stars drown in improbable plot
The ingredients of an action movie are fairly basic - the chase, the fight, the explosion and the narrow escape.

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in DVD and video release and a calendar of what's coming:

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.

Mini-reviews

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new in DVD and video release and a calendar of what's coming:

'Sahara' stars drown in improbable plot
The ingredients of an action movie are fairly basic - the chase, the fight, the explosion and the narrow escape.

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

'Sahara' stars drown in improbable plot

New home-video releases

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

Sonic spotlight: Mario Patterson
MARIO PATTERSON (AKA Young Phoenix) HOMETOWN: Waynesboro, Ga.

Country music newcomer heads list for Rest Fest
To call Ray Scott a newcomer to country music isn't quite accurate.

Five Men blend music, poetry in benefit show

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

Suge Knight tells magazine he doesn't 'walk in fear'
NEW YORK - Suge Knight is not afraid. That's what the fearsome rap mogul told XXL magazine in an interview conducted before he was shot last weekend in Miami.

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.

Concert calendar

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.

Help pick area's best singer-songwriter

Rasheeda is keeping her plate full of music

Five Men blend music, poetry in benefit show
Hank Stewart, the voice of Five Men on a Stool, was very precise when he chose the title 3:57 A.M. for his most recent book of poetry.

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

Suge Knight tells magazine he doesn't 'walk in fear'
NEW YORK - Suge Knight is not afraid. That's what the fearsome rap mogul told XXL magazine in an interview conducted before he was shot last weekend in Miami.

Rasheeda is keeping her plate full of music
Rasheeda, the self-proclaimed queen of crunk, is back in Augusta, and she's ready to rip it up Saturday at Crunk Fest.

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

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

Suge Knight tells magazine he doesn't 'walk in fear'

Five Men blend music, poetry in benefit show
Hank Stewart, the voice of Five Men on a Stool, was very precise when he chose the title 3:57 A.M. for his most recent book of poetry.

Country music newcomer heads list for Rest Fest

Country music newcomer heads list for Rest Fest
To call Ray Scott a newcomer to country music isn't quite accurate.

Sonic spotlight: Mario Patterson

Rasheeda is keeping her plate full of music
Rasheeda, the self-proclaimed queen of crunk, is back in Augusta, and she's ready to rip it up Saturday at Crunk Fest.

Sonic spotlight: Mario Patterson
MARIO PATTERSON (AKA Young Phoenix) HOMETOWN: Waynesboro, Ga.

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

Super Bowl QBs teaming as NASCAR owners
FORT WORTH, Texas -Troy Aikman didn't win a game as a rookie starting quarterback in the NFL, and Roger Staubach had to wait until his third season before becoming the regular starter for the Dallas Cowboys.

Superstars once toiled at jobs to pursue career

Stewart can take a relaxed approach
FONTANA, Calif. - As the top-ranked driver in the Nextel Cup Series standings, Tony Stewart's place in the upcoming Chase for the Championship is secured.

Superstars once toiled at jobs to pursue career
FONTANA, Calif. - Long before they were racing champions and multi-millionaires, many drivers were working stiffs. They punched time clocks, had grease under their fingernails and lived paycheck to paycheck.

Newsmaker: Elliott Sadler
Elliott Sadler (above) took time away from a test session at Richmond International Raceway on Tuesday to talk with reporters in a national telephone conference call. Here is an excerpt:

Newsmaker: Elliott Sadler
Elliott Sadler (above) took time away from a test session at Richmond International Raceway on Tuesday to talk with reporters in a national telephone conference call. Here is an excerpt:

Superstars once toiled at jobs to pursue career
FONTANA, Calif. - Long before they were racing champions and multi-millionaires, many drivers were working stiffs. They punched time clocks, had grease under their fingernails and lived paycheck to paycheck.

Stewart can take a relaxed approach
FONTANA, Calif. - As the top-ranked driver in the Nextel Cup Series standings, Tony Stewart's place in the upcoming Chase for the Championship is secured.

Stewart can take a relaxed approach

Super Bowl QBs teaming as NASCAR owners
FORT WORTH, Texas -Troy Aikman didn't win a game as a rookie starting quarterback in the NFL, and Roger Staubach had to wait until his third season before becoming the regular starter for the Dallas Cowboys.

Newsmaker: Elliott Sadler

Super Bowl QBs teaming as NASCAR owners

Dolphins' QB situation unsettled

Homeless Saints could face vagabond season

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Broadwater    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Baxter Dewey Archer    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith I. Ellison    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. William J. Miller, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James A. Smith    (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. William E. Curl, Jr.    (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.)

Mrs. Margaret Broadwater    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Baxter Dewey Archer    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Madison Faith Fountain    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel L. Hardy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katherine B. Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Robinson    (GRAYCOURT, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Bradley Gray    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ella Willis    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Fred L. Walker, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel L. Hardy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ella Willis    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Herman Hutcheson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Bradley Gray    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mrs. Edith I. Ellison    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Dotts, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Perkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Madison Faith Fountain    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Gerald Robinson    (GRAYCOURT, S.C.)

Mr. Herman Hutcheson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James A. Smith    (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mark Austin Mikell    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Donald Robertson    (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Katherine B. Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora H. Parker    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mark Austin Mikell    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Donald Robertson    (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mr. William J. Miller, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Fred L. Walker, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Cora H. Parker    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. George Perkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William J. Miller, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Dotts, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William J. Miller, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Bradley Gray (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. James U. Milton (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Broadwater (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Katherine B. Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mark Austin Mikell (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Fred L. Walker, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Ella Willis (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. James A. Smith (RAYLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Baxter Dewey Archer (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Robertson (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel L. Hardy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William E. Curl, Jr. (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Herman Hutcheson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith I. Ellison (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

Madison Faith Fountain (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Gerald Robinson (GRAYCOURT, S.C.)

Mrs. Cora H. Parker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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. That was a position our Founders, including the prime author of the Declaration, Thomas Jefferson, arguably inherited from English philosopher John Locke. Locke wrote in his Second Treatise of Government nearly a century earlier, in 1689, that all individuals are born with certain, God-given rights that cannot be taken away by man, and that among these are life, liberty, and property, which he also referred to as "possession" and "estates."

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. That was a position our Founders, including the prime author of the Declaration, Thomas Jefferson, arguably inherited from English philosopher John Locke. Locke wrote in his Second Treatise of Government nearly a century earlier, in 1689, that all individuals are born with certain, God-given rights that cannot be taken away by man, and that among these are life, liberty, and property, which he also referred to as "possession" and "estates."

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. That was a position our Founders, including the prime author of the Declaration, Thomas Jefferson, arguably inherited from English philosopher John Locke. Locke wrote in his Second Treatise of Government nearly a century earlier, in 1689, that all individuals are born with certain, God-given rights that cannot be taken away by man, and that among these are life, liberty, and property, which he also referred to as "possession" and "estates."

Former champ sparks interest in sailing club

Team earns sectional spot

American men vanishing at U.S. Open

Clijsters, Sharapova advance easily at U.S. Open

Team earns sectional spot
Petersburg Racquet Club's senior 6.0 mixed doubles team recently won the Georgia State Mixed Doubles championship in Rome, Ga., and will go on to the sectional tournament in October.

American men vanishing at U.S. Open
NEW YORK - When the U.S. Open got underway, there were 18 American men in the draw.

Clijsters, Sharapova advance easily at U.S. Open
NEW YORK - Heat and humidity are expected at the U.S. Open. Ditto for the airplanes that scream overhead on their way to and from nearby LaGuardia Airport.

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.

Team earns sectional spot
Petersburg Racquet Club's senior 6.0 mixed doubles team recently won the Georgia State Mixed Doubles championship in Rome, Ga., and will go on to the sectional tournament in October.

Former champ sparks interest in sailing club
The sport of sailing is one that requires great hand-eye coordination, lightning-fast reflexes and great mental acuity in a race that lasts a short time.

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.

American men vanishing at U.S. Open
NEW YORK - When the U.S. Open got underway, there were 18 American men in the draw.

Former champ sparks interest in sailing club
The sport of sailing is one that requires great hand-eye coordination, lightning-fast reflexes and great mental acuity in a race that lasts a short time.

Clijsters, Sharapova advance easily at U.S. Open
NEW YORK - Heat and humidity are expected at the U.S. Open. Ditto for the airplanes that scream overhead on their way to and from nearby LaGuardia Airport.

Dolphins' QB situation unsettled
MIAMI - As time passes, Dan Marino looks better and better.

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.

Dolphins' QB situation unsettled
MIAMI - As time passes, Dan Marino looks better and better.

Homeless Saints could face vagabond season
There is only one certainty about the New Orleans Saints' future: They will live and work out of the Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio for a while.

Homeless Saints could face vagabond season
There is only one certainty about the New Orleans Saints' future: They will live and work out of the Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio for a while.

Loveless gets lots of love

Loveless gets lots of love
Patty Loveless loves Georgia, and the Peach State is showing its love for Ms. Loveless by inducting her into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Sept. 17.

Loveless gets lots of love
Patty Loveless loves Georgia, and the Peach State is showing its love for Ms. Loveless by inducting her into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Sept. 17.

Reunions
T.W. JOSEY HIGH SCHOOL 1993: Seeking classmates for a reunion meeting 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Wallace Branch Library, 1237 Laney-Walker Blvd.; contact Shelita Burnett-Williams, 560-0831, or Quinndella Mole-Johnson, 364-7483, or e-mail TWJOSEYclassof1993@ hotmail.com

Light the Night captains prepare walking shoes
When Kathie Shepherd was diagnosed with chronic myeloma leukemia in May 1999, there were few treatment options available in the area, so she flew to Houston.

All-Stars live up to name in championship win
The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association's 13- to 14-year-old Augusta All-Stars, under the leadership of head coach Barry Hall, ended their 2005 season with a 10-2 win over Valdosta for the state championship.

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

Georgia Farmers Market prices
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Milestones
William "Paul" Herin III, of Augusta, a 2004 graduate of John S. Davidson Fine Arts High School and son of Bill and Erin Herin, was awarded the 2005 Eric Wang Scholarship for $500 by Fencing Institute of Texas Inc., Farmers Branch, Texas.

This week
First Friday Sci-Fi movie: 7 p.m. Friday; Fort Discovery Paul S. Simon Discovery Theater, 1 Seventh St.; free; 821-0609

Reunions
T.W. JOSEY HIGH SCHOOL 1993: Seeking classmates for a reunion meeting 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Wallace Branch Library, 1237 Laney-Walker Blvd.; contact Shelita Burnett-Williams, 560-0831, or Quinndella Mole-Johnson, 364-7483, or e-mail TWJOSEYclassof1993@ hotmail.com

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

School menu
TODAY: Breakfast pocket, applesauce or fruit juice and milk *Steak biscuit and hash browns

Around the block
Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St., will show a science fiction movie for First Friday at 7 p.m. Friday in the Paul S. Simon Discovery Theater. The movie is free. For more information, call 821-0609.

Georgia Farmers Market prices
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

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

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

Faces from the first day of school
Readers share their photographs with The News-Times.

Events
MOUNTAIN MAKINGS LABOR DAY WEEKEND ART AND CRAFT SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Dillard City Hall Grounds, just off U.S. Highway 441; food, art and craft demonstrations, live music by Tugalo Holler, an eight-piece bluegrass band; (828) 526-3181

Coleman anniversary
The Rev. Bobby and Ruby Coleman, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Sunday, July 31, at Cornerstone Fellowship Church.

Coleman anniversary
The Rev. Bobby and Ruby Coleman, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Sunday, July 31, at Cornerstone Fellowship Church.

School menu
TODAY: Breakfast pocket, applesauce or fruit juice and milk *Steak biscuit and hash browns

Around the block
Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St., will show a science fiction movie for First Friday at 7 p.m. Friday in the Paul S. Simon Discovery Theater. The movie is free. For more information, call 821-0609.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

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

Service club holds events to welcome newcomers
Holding two soirees in one week, the Fort Gordon Service Club welcomed potential members and the new commanding general's wife.

Richmond Academy, Aquinas resurrect football rivalry
Mary Lou Garren's memories of Thanksgiving during her high school years revolve around football.

Drawing narrows scholarship field to four
There was excitement in the air Aug. 24 at Champion Window on Washington Road, and not all of it was about the possibility of winning $10,000.

All-Stars live up to name in championship win
The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association's 13- to 14-year-old Augusta All-Stars, under the leadership of head coach Barry Hall, ended their 2005 season with a 10-2 win over Valdosta for the state championship.

SeniorNet simplifies computers
June Murff is trying to survive in a world filled with unavoidable e-mail, spam and blogs.

Drawing narrows scholarship field to four
There was excitement in the air Aug. 24 at Champion Window on Washington Road, and not all of it was about the possibility of winning $10,000.

Events
MOUNTAIN MAKINGS LABOR DAY WEEKEND ART AND CRAFT SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Dillard City Hall Grounds, just off U.S. Highway 441; food, art and craft demonstrations, live music by Tugalo Holler, an eight-piece bluegrass band; (828) 526-3181

SeniorNet simplifies computers
June Murff is trying to survive in a world filled with unavoidable e-mail, spam and blogs.

Recreation events
HEPHZIBAH/CARROLL COMMUNITY CENTER

Service club holds events to welcome newcomers
Holding two soirees in one week, the Fort Gordon Service Club welcomed potential members and the new commanding general's wife.

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

Faces from the first day of school
Readers share their photographs with The News-Times.

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge Results, Aug. 22-28

Light the Night captains prepare walking shoes
When Kathie Shepherd was diagnosed with chronic myeloma leukemia in May 1999, there were few treatment options available in the area, so she flew to Houston.

Richmond Academy, Aquinas resurrect football rivalry
Mary Lou Garren's memories of Thanksgiving during her high school years revolve around football.

Convenience pleases Bridgeton residents
Nestled in a small community off Washington Road, Bridgeton Townhomes offer serenity and convenience, many of its residents say.

Convenience pleases Bridgeton residents
Nestled in a small community off Washington Road, Bridgeton Townhomes offer serenity and convenience, many of its residents say.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Program prepares people for GED studies
When the Rev. S. Candy Williams introduced her idea of a remedial pre-General Educational Development studies literacy program, many thought of it as a godsend.

Man hopes book puts others on right path
What helped T.J. Carson cope through a "rough point" in his life has turned into a novel he hopes will help others.

Milestones
William "Paul" Herin III, of Augusta, a 2004 graduate of John S. Davidson Fine Arts High School and son of Bill and Erin Herin, was awarded the 2005 Eric Wang Scholarship for $500 by Fencing Institute of Texas Inc., Farmers Branch, Texas.

This week
First Friday Sci-Fi movie: 7 p.m. Friday; Fort Discovery Paul S. Simon Discovery Theater, 1 Seventh St.; free; 821-0609

Recreation events
HEPHZIBAH/CARROLL COMMUNITY CENTER

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge Results, Aug. 22-28

Active-duty airmen give hand to Habitat
With construction in his background, it was easy for Airman 1st Class Eric Watson to pitch in with a Habitat for Humanity project Aug. 19 in Aiken.

Man hopes book puts others on right path
What helped T.J. Carson cope through a "rough point" in his life has turned into a novel he hopes will help others.

Program prepares people for GED studies
When the Rev. S. Candy Williams introduced her idea of a remedial pre-General Educational Development studies literacy program, many thought of it as a godsend.

Active-duty airmen give hand to Habitat
With construction in his background, it was easy for Airman 1st Class Eric Watson to pitch in with a Habitat for Humanity project Aug. 19 in Aiken.

Restaurant ratings

Light the Night captains prepare walking shoes

CSRA Bridge results

Around the block

This week

Service club holds events to welcome newcomers

For the record

Pet of the week

Drawing narrows scholarship field to four

Reunions

Faces from the first day of school

SeniorNet simplifies computers

Richmond Academy, Aquinas resurrect football rivalry

Recycling center

Milestones

Recreation events

Convenience pleases Bridgeton residents

Program prepares people for GED studies

All-Stars live up to name in championship win

Man hopes book puts others on right path

Active-duty airmen give hand to Habitat

Events

School menu

Coleman anniversary

Georgia Farmers Market prices

Brethren in need overshadow game

Hollywood's leftist leanings give union label screen time

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.

The Liquid Life: Club Argos

What's For Lunch: Peppermill restaurant

Applause calendar

Stuff to do

Club calendar

Spotted

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.

Hollywood's leftist leanings give union label screen time
I don't think anyone will be offended when I say that, with the exceptions of Ronald Reagan, Charlton Heston and a few others, Hollywood, politically speaking, leans pretty far left.

Hollywood's leftist leanings give union label screen time
I don't think anyone will be offended when I say that, with the exceptions of Ronald Reagan, Charlton Heston and a few others, Hollywood, politically speaking, leans pretty far left.

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

Questions are plentiful for Spurrier
COLUMBIA - Was South Carolina the right place for Steve Spurrier's return to college football? The answers start coming for all to see tonight.

Questions are plentiful for Spurrier
COLUMBIA - Was South Carolina the right place for Steve Spurrier's return to college football? The answers start coming for all to see tonight.

Questions are plentiful for Spurrier

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

Georgia Guardsmen, power crews head for Gulf

Tiny island on edge of gulf counts its blessings

New Orleans paper publishes online only for second day

Energy markets remain jittery

Officials throw up hands as looters ransack city

Weather Service: Nine tornadoes ripped through Georgia

Red Cross says number of people in shelters growing

Katrina's effects, state-by-state

Flooded New Orleans to be evacuated

Navy orders ships to Gulf Coast to aid in relief effort

Americans contribute millions for Katrina disaster relief

Katrina's refugees will be moved to Houston