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

Fall arts preview

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.

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.

Galleries calendar

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.

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

Museum will display writer's photographs of Southern life

Orioles release troubled Ponson

Phillies top Mets, take wild-card lead
NEW YORK - A day after rallying to beat Pedro Martinez, the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage Tom Glavine's defense and headed out of New York with the NL wild-card lead.

Phillies top Mets, take wild-card lead
NEW YORK - A day after rallying to beat Pedro Martinez, the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage Tom Glavine's defense and headed out of New York with the NL wild-card lead.

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.

Orioles release troubled Ponson
BALTIMORE - Sidney Ponson was released Thursday by the Baltimore Orioles, who contend the pitcher's conduct and problems with alcohol the past nine months give them grounds to terminate his contract.

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

Orioles release troubled Ponson
BALTIMORE - Sidney Ponson was released Thursday by the Baltimore Orioles, who contend the pitcher's conduct and problems with alcohol the past nine months give them grounds to terminate his contract.

Phillies top Mets, take wild-card lead

Trying any and every thing could conserve gas

Farnsworth taking over as Braves closer

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.

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.

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.

Andruw's blast saves Atlanta
ATLANTA - The M-V-P chants were quietly voiced by only a handful Thursday night at Turner Field.

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

Andruw's blast saves Atlanta

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

'New' Braves have familiar faces

'New' Braves have familiar faces
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves expanded their roster to 30 players Thursday, but it wasn't your average wide-eyed cup of coffee players they trotted into the big league clubhouse.

Andruw's blast saves Atlanta
ATLANTA - The M-V-P chants were quietly voiced by only a handful Thursday night at Turner Field.

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.

'New' Braves have familiar faces
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves expanded their roster to 30 players Thursday, but it wasn't your average wide-eyed cup of coffee players they trotted into the big league clubhouse.

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

Jones leaves game with stomach virus

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.

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

Split sums it up for Braves

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.

Gasoline prices surge, sporadic shortages spread
Supplies ran dry at a small-but-growing number of gas stations across the United States on Thursday as Gulf Coast refiners and pipelines remained hobbled by Hurricane Katrina and motorists nervous about tightening supplies lined up to top off their tanks.

Gas prices prompt some to stay home this Labor Day

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.

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.

Gas prices prompt some to stay home this Labor Day
Droves of drivers who had looked forward to end-of-summer road trips to the mountains, beach or elsewhere this Labor Day weekend were scrapping their plans in response to soaring gas prices and lengthening lines at the pump.

Storm may hinder economic growth

Gasoline prices surge, sporadic shortages spread
Supplies ran dry at a small-but-growing number of gas stations across the United States on Thursday as Gulf Coast refiners and pipelines remained hobbled by Hurricane Katrina and motorists nervous about tightening supplies lined up to top off their tanks.

Gas prices prompt some to stay home this Labor Day
Droves of drivers who had looked forward to end-of-summer road trips to the mountains, beach or elsewhere this Labor Day weekend were scrapping their plans in response to soaring gas prices and lengthening lines at the pump.

Stocks are mixed; concerns intensify

Pre-Katrina outlook was optimistic
ATLANTA - Before Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf states and several oil refineries, a majority of Georgia's small-business owners in a survey were predicting strong activity for the rest of the year.

IRS sets up hot line for hurricane victims
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service set up a hot line Thursday for victims of Hurricane Katrina and urged people to investigate charities before making cash donations.

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.

Pre-Katrina outlook was optimistic
ATLANTA - Before Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf states and several oil refineries, a majority of Georgia's small-business owners in a survey were predicting strong activity for the rest of the year.

Foreign investors give Indian shares big boost

IRS sets up hot line for hurricane victims
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service set up a hot line Thursday for victims of Hurricane Katrina and urged people to investigate charities before making cash donations.

Gasoline prices surge, sporadic shortages spread

Stocks are mixed; concerns intensify
NEW YORK - Wall Street slogged through an uneven session Thursday, finishing mixed as investors grappled with troubling consumer spending patterns, slower growth from the manufacturing sector and the latest news of Hurricane Katrina's damage.

Pre-Katrina outlook was optimistic

Stocks are mixed; concerns intensify
NEW YORK - Wall Street slogged through an uneven session Thursday, finishing mixed as investors grappled with troubling consumer spending patterns, slower growth from the manufacturing sector and the latest news of Hurricane Katrina's damage.

IRS sets up hot line for hurricane victims

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 2, 2005.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 1, 2005.

Game's fate was not in jeopardy
College football will return to Augusta this fall. CSRA Classic president Henry Ingram confirmed Thursday the 13th annual meeting of historically-black colleges.

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.

Sore foot not holding Hester back
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Devin Hester's line on the stat sheet from last year's Miami-Florida State game was barely ordinary, and downright lackluster for someone with his talent.

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:

Sore foot not holding Hester back
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Devin Hester's line on the stat sheet from last year's Miami-Florida State game was barely ordinary, and downright lackluster for someone with his talent.

Sore foot not holding Hester back

Game's fate was not in jeopardy
College football will return to Augusta this fall. CSRA Classic president Henry Ingram confirmed Thursday the 13th annual meeting of historically-black colleges.

Game's fate was not in jeopardy

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.

Harris poll selects Goff to be a voter

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:

Katrina's wake hits home
Americans have become sadly accustomed to television reports of refugees around the world, routed from their homes and villages by natural or man-made disasters.

Going ape over nothing

The market is up

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.

Going ape over nothing
Scientists disclosed this week that the DNA of humans and chimpanzees is 96 percent identical.

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.

The market is up
After a difficult and emotional week, you probably want to get away this holiday weekend - without burning up a lot of $3 gasoline.

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."

Katrina's wake hits home

Going ape over nothing
Scientists disclosed this week that the DNA of humans and chimpanzees is 96 percent identical.

The market is up
After a difficult and emotional week, you probably want to get away this holiday weekend - without burning up a lot of $3 gasoline.

Looting: Is it survival?

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."

Katrina's wake hits home
Americans have become sadly accustomed to television reports of refugees around the world, routed from their homes and villages by natural or man-made disasters.

Beneath contempt

Harry Connick Jr.: residents are 'freakishly strong'
NEW YORK - Harry Connick Jr., who grew up in New Orleans, says the city will rebuild and that its residents are "freakishly strong."

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.

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

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

Harry Connick Jr.: residents are 'freakishly strong'
NEW YORK - Harry Connick Jr., who grew up in New Orleans, says the city will rebuild and that its residents are "freakishly strong."

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.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Bruce Springsteen, no surprise, wraps up his second solo acoustic tour by going back where it all began: New Jersey.

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.

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.

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.

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

Simpson, Lachey to sing at Sept. 11 NFL tribute
NEW YORK - Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey will sing "America the Beautiful" as part of a tribute by the National Football League to mark the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

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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.

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

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.

Simpson, Lachey to sing at Sept. 11 NFL tribute
NEW YORK - Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey will sing "America the Beautiful" as part of a tribute by the National Football League to mark the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

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

People in the News
NEW YORK - Bruce Springsteen, no surprise, wraps up his second solo acoustic tour by going back where it all began: New Jersey.

Forecasters: 23 percent increase in heating costs this winter

Rates on 30-year mortgages decline again
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages declined for a third consecutive week as bond investors worried that Hurricane Katrina and soaring energy prices will slow the economy.

Forecasters: 23 percent increase in heating costs this winter
ATLANTA - Forecasts of higher natural gas prices this winter because of decreased production in the wake of Hurricane Katrina means residential heating bills in Georgia could climb 23 percent this year, the state Public Service Commission said on Thursday.

Rates on 30-year mortgages decline again
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages declined for a third consecutive week as bond investors worried that Hurricane Katrina and soaring energy prices will slow the economy.

Forecasters: 23 percent increase in heating costs this winter
ATLANTA - Forecasts of higher natural gas prices this winter because of decreased production in the wake of Hurricane Katrina means residential heating bills in Georgia could climb 23 percent this year, the state Public Service Commission said on Thursday.

Rates on 30-year mortgages decline again

Fishing Tournaments

Parksville cove had quite a confrontation
It was a classic confrontation: Fish-eating birds diving on fish-eating fish - acres of schooling hybrid and striped bass behind Horseshoe Island in Parksville cove on Wednesday morning.

Innovative angler dies
Elwood (Buck) Perry of Hickory, N.C., who parlayed his mechanical engineering skills into the development of one of the best bass-catching lures ever, is dead at age 90.

Innovative angler dies
Elwood (Buck) Perry of Hickory, N.C., who parlayed his mechanical engineering skills into the development of one of the best bass-catching lures ever, is dead at age 90.

Innovative angler dies

Parksville cove had quite a confrontation
It was a classic confrontation: Fish-eating birds diving on fish-eating fish - acres of schooling hybrid and striped bass behind Horseshoe Island in Parksville cove on Wednesday morning.

Parksville cove had quite a confrontation

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Summer gardens: this year's best crops

Reduce storm damage with proper tree management

Summer gardens: this year's best crops
This summer's abundant rainfall has been a boon for Augusta area gardeners.

Reduce storm damage with proper tree management
Downed trees in Georgia cause an estimated $10 million annually in property loss. A lot of it could be avoided with proper tree management. Many people remove trees remotely close to their property, but with some education of proper tree management, we can avoid what are called "hazard trees."

Reduce storm damage with proper tree management
Downed trees in Georgia cause an estimated $10 million annually in property loss. A lot of it could be avoided with proper tree management. Many people remove trees remotely close to their property, but with some education of proper tree management, we can avoid what are called "hazard trees."

Summer gardens: this year's best crops
This summer's abundant rainfall has been a boon for Augusta area gardeners.

'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.

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.

Player dedicates opener to hurricane victims

'Which Reggie' question might be a thing of past

Augusta still in postseason contention
Augusta GreenJackets fans will have the chance to give - and to receive - Saturday at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Augusta still in postseason contention
Augusta GreenJackets fans will have the chance to give - and to receive - Saturday at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

A year later, so much has changed for Tiger
NORTON, Mass. - Tiger Woods must have felt his world was falling apart a year ago when he left the Deutsche Bank Championship.

A year later, so much has changed for Tiger
NORTON, Mass. - Tiger Woods must have felt his world was falling apart a year ago when he left the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Kerr eyes repeat at State Farm Classic

Woosnam urges more European play

A year later, so much has changed for Tiger

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
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.

Augusta still in postseason contention

Player of the Week

Week Three Key Matchups

Prep Football Power Poll

Quarterback is fully plugged into system

Prep Polls

Coaches Confidential

Game Schedules

Area high schools will feel gas pinch

Maddox fights to get on the field at Aquinas

Laney brings out best in its foes

Quarterback is fully plugged into system
The interview had ended. Lee Banks had answered every question. Then he spoke up right before hang-up time.

Week Three Key Matchups
Key games for teams across the area:

Week Three Key Matchups
Key games for teams across the area:

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

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.

Coaches Confidential
A total of 34 area coaches were polled over the summer across a variety of football topics. Each week in Friday's From The Huddle a different set of topics will be discussed.

Player of the Week
Here is this week's Player of the Week: Laney's Kenneth Walker

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

Game Schedules
Games at 7:30 unless noted

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

Coaches Confidential
A total of 34 area coaches were polled over the summer across a variety of football topics. Each week in Friday's From The Huddle a different set of topics will be discussed.

Player of the Week
Here is this week's Player of the Week: Laney's Kenneth Walker

Maddox fights to get on the field at Aquinas
Gene Maddox is a 360-pound question mark. The senior lineman did not suit up for Aquinas in a loss to Richmond Academy last week.

Prep Polls
The Associated Press Georgia High School Football Poll after the second week of the schedule, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points.

Area high schools will feel gas pinch
The recent spike in gas prices has area high school athletic directors dreading the future state of the sporting world.

Area high schools will feel gas pinch
The recent spike in gas prices has area high school athletic directors dreading the future state of the sporting world.

Game Schedules
Games at 7:30 unless noted

Maddox fights to get on the field at Aquinas
Gene Maddox is a 360-pound question mark. The senior lineman did not suit up for Aquinas in a loss to Richmond Academy last week.

Quarterback is fully plugged into system
The interview had ended. Lee Banks had answered every question. Then he spoke up right before hang-up time.

Prep Polls
The Associated Press Georgia High School Football Poll after the second week of the schedule, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points.

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

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.

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.

Vignettes from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
NEW ORLEANS - Managers at two French Quarter hotels teamed up to hire 10 buses to carry their 500 guests to safer ground, but federal officials commandeered the vehicles and told the guests to go to the convention center with other evacuees, one of the managers said.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

More National Guardsmen are sent to Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS - Fights and trash fires broke out, rescue helicopters were shot at and anger mounted across New Orleans on Thursday, as National Guardsmen in armored vehicles poured in to help restore order across this increasingly desperate and lawless city.

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.

Vignettes from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
NEW ORLEANS - Managers at two French Quarter hotels teamed up to hire 10 buses to carry their 500 guests to safer ground, but federal officials commandeered the vehicles and told the guests to go to the convention center with other evacuees, one of the managers said.

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 slips into anarchy
NEW ORLEANS - Fights and fires broke out, corpses lay out in the open, and rescue helicopters and law enforcement officers were shot at as flooded-out New Orleans descended into anarchy Thursday. "This is a desperate SOS," the mayor said.

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.

TV telethons announced for Katrina victims
LOS ANGELES - Hurricane Katrina telethons reminiscent of benefits for tsunami and 9/11 victims were announced Wednesday with artists including Wynton Marsalis and Green Day, while Jerry Lewis' annual Labor Day fundraiser will join in as well.

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.

New Orleans slips into anarchy
NEW ORLEANS - Fights and fires broke out, corpses lay out in the open, and rescue helicopters and law enforcement officers were shot at as flooded-out New Orleans descended into anarchy Thursday. "This is a desperate SOS," the mayor said.

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.

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.

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.

TV telethons announced for Katrina victims
LOS ANGELES - Hurricane Katrina telethons reminiscent of benefits for tsunami and 9/11 victims were announced Wednesday with artists including Wynton Marsalis and Green Day, while Jerry Lewis' annual Labor Day fundraiser will join in as well.

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.

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.

Congress prepares to send emergency aid to disaster zone
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration intends to seek more than $10 billion to cover immediate relief needs in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, congressional officials said Thursday, and lawmakers made plans to approve the request by the weekend.

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.

Post office struggles to deliver mail in disaster area
WASHINGTON - The post office set up locations Thursday for residents of the area devastated by Hurricane Katrina to pick up their first-of-the-month checks, and said it is no longer accepting magazines or bulk mail for delivery to the damaged area.

Post office struggles to deliver mail in disaster area
WASHINGTON - The post office set up locations Thursday for residents of the area devastated by Hurricane Katrina to pick up their first-of-the-month checks, and said it is no longer accepting magazines or bulk mail for delivery to the damaged area.

Levee repairs underway in New Orleans
WASHINGTON - At least one critical breach in the New Orleans levee system will be repaired by the end of the day Thursday, but a second section will take longer because workers are having trouble getting equipment and material to that part of the swamped city, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.

Levee repairs underway in New Orleans
WASHINGTON - At least one critical breach in the New Orleans levee system will be repaired by the end of the day Thursday, but a second section will take longer because workers are having trouble getting equipment and material to that part of the swamped city, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.

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.

Congress prepares to send emergency aid to disaster zone
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration intends to seek more than $10 billion to cover immediate relief needs in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, congressional officials said Thursday, and lawmakers made plans to approve the request by the weekend.

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.

More National Guardsmen are sent to Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS - Fights and trash fires broke out, rescue helicopters were shot at and anger mounted across New Orleans on Thursday, as National Guardsmen in armored vehicles poured in to help restore order across this increasingly desperate and lawless city.

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.

New Orleans evacuations continue
NEW ORLEANS - Heavily armed state policemen stood watch Thursday as tense, exhausted and angry crowds struggled onto buses that would deliver them from the miserable conditions of the Superdome.

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

New Orleans slips into anarchy
NEW ORLEANS - Fights and fires broke out, corpses lay out in the open, and rescue helicopters and law enforcement officers were shot at as flooded-out New Orleans descended into anarchy Thursday. "This is a desperate SOS," the mayor said.

Trying any and every thing could conserve gas
Everyone's looking for ways to conserve gasoline, and I'm here to help. Some of the best I've heard are:

Trying any and every thing could conserve gas
Everyone's looking for ways to conserve gasoline, and I'm here to help. Some of the best I've heard are:

Man robs Columbia County bank
Columbia County police are looking for a bank robber along Furys Ferry Road after a report of a robbery at First Bank Columbia County.

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.

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.

Ga. governor signs order removing state gas taxes
ATLANTA -- Georgia drivers won't pay state gas taxes when they fuel up beginning at midnight tonight under an executive order signed by Gov. Sonny Perdue - the latest effort to calm customers and markets hammered by Hurricane Katrina.

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.

Baptist school readies relief effort
Students at Curtis Baptist School were busy this morning sorting supplies that will be delivered to Hurricane Katrina evacuees taking shelter at a Louisiana high school.

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.

What is president's true agenda?

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

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

Who watched Natalee Holloway?
Since the media have chosen to focus on the Natalee Holloway disappearance in agonizing detail, and dramatic promises of more breaking news by the minute, it seems to me that they've neglected to ask one important question: Molly C. Gray, Aiken, S.C.

Just go home, Cindy Sheehan
It is tragic that Cindy Sheehan's son died in Iraq. What is even more tragic is that Mrs. Sheehan dishonors his name each day that she sits in Crawford, Texas, surrounded by the likes of Al Sharpton and Martin Sheen.Bob Manning, Thomson

Incentive lacking for math, science

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

Sheehan is not worth fighting for

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

How would meat grow in a lab?
Ingrid Newkirk, writing as the head of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and against slaughtering of animals, says in the Aug. 29 Chronicle: "Here's how it would happen: Scientists would extract, isolate, and grow muscle cells from cattle, pigs, chicken, fish," etc. Carl Champlin, Aiken, S.C.

Recent guest columnist was hilarious
Congratulations on discovering what a select few already know: Bob Perdue is an authentic folk humorist who can make you laugh on your worst day ("Dreams can come true; they can happen to you," Aug. 19 column).

How would meat grow in a lab?

Just go home, Cindy Sheehan

Just go home, Cindy Sheehan
It is tragic that Cindy Sheehan's son died in Iraq. What is even more tragic is that Mrs. Sheehan dishonors his name each day that she sits in Crawford, Texas, surrounded by the likes of Al Sharpton and Martin Sheen.Bob Manning, Thomson

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

Recent guest columnist was hilarious
Congratulations on discovering what a select few already know: Bob Perdue is an authentic folk humorist who can make you laugh on your worst day ("Dreams can come true; they can happen to you," Aug. 19 column).

Who watched Natalee Holloway?

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

Recent guest columnist was hilarious

How would meat grow in a lab?
Ingrid Newkirk, writing as the head of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and against slaughtering of animals, says in the Aug. 29 Chronicle: "Here's how it would happen: Scientists would extract, isolate, and grow muscle cells from cattle, pigs, chicken, fish," etc. Carl Champlin, Aiken, S.C.

Who watched Natalee Holloway?
Since the media have chosen to focus on the Natalee Holloway disappearance in agonizing detail, and dramatic promises of more breaking news by the minute, it seems to me that they've neglected to ask one important question: Molly C. Gray, Aiken, S.C.

Mad cow disease may have come from humans

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse goes exotic

FDA official resigns in protest of morning-after pill decision

FDA approves new flu-shot

Living briefs

Mad cow disease may have come from humans
LONDON - A new theory proposes that mad cow disease may have come from feeding British cattle meal contaminated with human remains infected with a variation of the disease.

Living briefs
Here's a look at your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Living briefs
Here's a look at your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

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.

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse goes exotic
Mitsubishi officials know there are many more people who lust after exotic sport coupes than can afford them. So as they developed the new, fourth-generation Mitsubishi Eclipse for 2006, they kept thinking about creating an "attainable exotic," especially as they fit a new, powerful V-6 under the hood.

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.

Mad cow disease may have come from humans
LONDON - A new theory proposes that mad cow disease may have come from feeding British cattle meal contaminated with human remains infected with a variation of the disease.

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.

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse goes exotic
Mitsubishi officials know there are many more people who lust after exotic sport coupes than can afford them. So as they developed the new, fourth-generation Mitsubishi Eclipse for 2006, they kept thinking about creating an "attainable exotic," especially as they fit a new, powerful V-6 under the hood.

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.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - A 210-seat planetarium to be named for entertainer Art Linkletter has been dropped from plans for a development near this resort town, the Horry County planner said.

Increase adds fuel to the fire for clerks
When people get fired up over gasoline, station clerks and managers take a lot of the heat.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Vigilant consumers call on prices
ATLANTA - Hundreds of calls poured into state regulators within 24 hours of Gov. Sonny Perdue's vow to crack down on gasoline price gouging as residents tried to help police retailers' behavior.

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.

Katrina refugees find shelter in Augusta church
With no home and no job to return to, New Orleans resident Corey Mitchell is among about 50 people taking refuge in Augusta from the hurricane-ravaged city.

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

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

Across the area
A Grovetown woman was killed Thursday after her sport utility vehicle was struck by a dump truck on Columbia Road near South Old Belair Road.

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

Parking, locker fees increase for students
A free public education isn't always free, and the costs recently went up.

Woman gets 10 years for killing

Across the area
A Grovetown woman was killed Thursday after her sport utility vehicle was struck by a dump truck on Columbia Road near South Old Belair Road.

Cox says Georgia's schools are 'good'

Vigilant consumers call on prices
ATLANTA - Hundreds of calls poured into state regulators within 24 hours of Gov. Sonny Perdue's vow to crack down on gasoline price gouging as residents tried to help police retailers' behavior.

Across South Carolina

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

Senator tests waters for presidential run

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Fort's unit is awarded citation

News you can use

Duncan Drugs customers must change pharmacies

Trash pickup will be delayed

Economics affects SAT score

Georgia schools get ready for refugees

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Family shares home with relatives seeking refuge

News you can use

Across South Carolina

Across the area

Vigilant consumers call on prices

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH - A 210-seat planetarium to be named for entertainer Art Linkletter has been dropped from plans for a development near this resort town, the Horry County planner said.

Across Georgia

Family shares home with relatives seeking refuge
Artis Rozier was playing tennis Sunday when he got a call from his wife telling him that they were going to have visitors.

Increase adds fuel to the fire for clerks

Rants and Raves: Gasoline
Comments from readers

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.

Cox says Georgia's schools are 'good'
ATLANTA - Student performance is on the rise, and the state needs to "stay the course" to continue to improve education, Superintendent Kathy Cox said Thursday in her first State of Public Education Address.

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.

Kid of the day
Lindsey Odum is today's Kid of the Day.

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

Parking, locker fees increase for students
A free public education isn't always free, and the costs recently went up.

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.

Kid of the day
Lindsey Odum is today's Kid of the Day.

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

Rants and Raves: Gasoline
Comments from readers

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.

Rants and Raves
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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.

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.

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
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.

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

Verdict split on molestation

Parking, locker fees increase for students

Hopefuls view development as key to change

Kid of the day

Kid of the Day

Travel plans stay on course

Correction

Across the area

Panel weighs change in funding for schools

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.

Panicked motorists crowd gas stations

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.

Tax plan getting scrutiny

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.

Across Georgia

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

Work on terminal is on time

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.

State expands cancer coverage

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.

Planeloads of patients head to Atlanta
About 100 evacuees from New Orleans were in the Atlanta area Thursday evening, and four more plane-loads were expected overnight as Atlanta and Augusta hospitals brace to care for patients from that area.

Planeloads of patients head to Atlanta

Partner's testimony leads to conviction

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

Across Georgia
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - A woman and her estranged husband were killed in a shooting that authorities say looks like a murder-suicide.

Katrina refugees find shelter in Augusta church

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

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.

Georgia schools get ready for refugees
ATLANTA - Families who have made their way to Georgia to escape the areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina will be able to enroll their children in new schools as they wait to return home.

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.

News you can use
Events scheduled for this week include:

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.

Travel plans stay on course
Judy Reville, of AAA Augusta, says Wednesday's rush on gasoline pumps caused a flood of calls to her office from travelers worried they'll end up stranded on the way to their vacations this weekend.

SWAT teams arrest 7 in raid

Rants and Raves: Gasoline
Comments from readers

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.

Trash pickup will be delayed
The city of Augusta is cutting back residential garbage pickup service to one day a week and suspending all other services to minimize fuel use, effective today.

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.

Across Georgia
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - A woman and her estranged husband were killed in a shooting that authorities say looks like a murder-suicide.

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.

Katrina refugees find shelter in Augusta church
With no home and no job to return to, New Orleans resident Corey Mitchell is among about 50 people taking refuge in Augusta from the hurricane-ravaged city.

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.

Increase adds fuel to the fire for clerks
When people get fired up over gasoline, station clerks and managers take a lot of the heat.

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.

Travel plans stay on course
Judy Reville, of AAA Augusta, says Wednesday's rush on gasoline pumps caused a flood of calls to her office from travelers worried they'll end up stranded on the way to their vacations this weekend.

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

Georgia schools get ready for refugees
ATLANTA - Families who have made their way to Georgia to escape the areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina will be able to enroll their children in new schools as they wait to return home.

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.

Cox says Georgia's schools are 'good'
ATLANTA - Student performance is on the rise, and the state needs to "stay the course" to continue to improve education, Superintendent Kathy Cox said Thursday in her first State of Public Education Address.

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
Events scheduled for this week include:

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.

Rants and Raves: Gasoline
Comments from readers

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

Family shares home with relatives seeking refuge
Artis Rozier was playing tennis Sunday when he got a call from his wife telling him that they were going to have visitors.

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

Planeloads of patients head to Atlanta
About 100 evacuees from New Orleans were in the Atlanta area Thursday evening, and four more plane-loads were expected overnight as Atlanta and Augusta hospitals brace to care for patients from that area.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

Trash pickup will be delayed
The city of Augusta is cutting back residential garbage pickup service to one day a week and suspending all other services to minimize fuel use, effective today.

Dad-gum, Spurrier will take this victory
COLUMBIA - Well, all in all a half-decent start for an era.

Dad-gum, Spurrier will take this victory
COLUMBIA - Well, all in all a half-decent start for an era.

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.

Summer comedies boost slumping Hollywood

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

Summer comedies boost slumping Hollywood
NEW YORK - One of the unlikely heroes of this summer's weak box office is a bicycle-riding electronics salesman who responds to his girlfriend's in-bed question of whether he has any protection:

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.

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
The ingredients of an action movie are fairly basic - the chase, the fight, the explosion and the narrow escape.

Mini-reviews

'Sahara' stars drown in improbable plot

Summer comedies boost slumping Hollywood
NEW YORK - One of the unlikely heroes of this summer's weak box office is a bicycle-riding electronics salesman who responds to his girlfriend's in-bed question of whether he has any protection:

'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:

New home-video releases

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

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.

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

Concert calendar

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

Rasheeda is keeping her plate full of music

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

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

Help pick area's best singer-songwriter

Top 20 concert tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

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.

Top 20 concert tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

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

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

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

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

Five Men blend music, poetry in benefit show

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.

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

Top 20 concert tours

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

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.

Newsmaker: Elliott Sadler

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.

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
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.

Super Bowl QBs teaming as NASCAR owners

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

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.

Stewart can take a relaxed approach

Colts reach agreement with Corey Simon

Homeless Saints could face vagabond season

Dolphins' QB situation unsettled

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

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

Mrs. Helen Callaway    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. John D. Carter, Sr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Miss Frances E. King    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Richard B. Taylor    (EAST ORANGE, N.J.)

Mrs. Louise Demastes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Newsome    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Bryan A. Dorr    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Vinson    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Harold L. Echols    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora "Memaw" Parker    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Miss Catrina Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. C.W. Welch    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice L. French    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethelyn Futrelle    (WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.)

Mr. Donald Robertson    (CONYERS, Ga.)

Miss Betty Gaines    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Robertson    (CONYERS, Ga.)

Bryan A. Dorr    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Imogene Tanner    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Harold L. Echols    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. C.W. Welch    (AVERA, Ga.)

Miss Catrina Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel L. Hardy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Domonique N. Amiker    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Alice L. French    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ethelyn Futrelle    (WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.)

Mr. Baxter Dewey Archer    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Miss Betty Gaines    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel L. Hardy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph C. Gay    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

Mr. Wallace Ware    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ella Willis    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Imogene Tanner    (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert L. Ruff    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce Hadden    (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks    (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Ella Willis    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Mose Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel L. Hardy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stuart Reichard    (SANTA FE, N.M.)

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Rev. Paul Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Jackson, Jr.    (BARTOW, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Percy Jackson    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mark Austin Mikell    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Frederick B. Jacobs    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Broadwater    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Barras    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Madellar Jordan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Perkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Frances E. King    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora "Memaw" Parker    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Hightower, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Madellar Jordan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph C. Gay    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

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

Mr. Bruce Hadden    (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Broadwater    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Legg    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Doris Lyle    (ORLANDO, FL.)

Mrs. Juanita Widner    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Derrick L. Martin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Way    (GOUGH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Effie Vinson    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. James A. Smith    (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Tanner    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Doris Lyle    (ORLANDO, FL.)

Mrs. Gracie Saunders    (WAYCROSS, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Mutcherson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Newsome    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Demastes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. George Perkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John D. Carter, Sr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Stuart Reichard    (SANTA FE, N.M.)

Mrs. Juanita Widner    (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Cynthia Mutcherson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. George Perkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James A. Smith    (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Rich    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert L. Ruff    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Domonique N. Amiker    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Donald Robertson    (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Gracie Saunders    (WAYCROSS, Ga.)

Mr. George Perkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Lucy Tanner    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Rich    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Richard B. Taylor    (EAST ORANGE, N.J.)

Mr. Samuel L. Hardy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace Ware    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Huel Smith    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Way    (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Jackson, Jr.    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Robertson    (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Percy Jackson    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Frederick B. Jacobs    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Jean Barras    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Herman Hutcheson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Blakey    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Jackson, Jr.    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Herman Hutcheson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Helen Callaway    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mark Austin Mikell    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Derrick L. Martin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Mose Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Legg    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Betty Jean Barras (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Imogene Tanner (MACON, Ga.)

Domonique N. Amiker (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Donald Robertson (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora "Memaw" Parker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mark Austin Mikell (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James Hightower, Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Ella Willis (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Juanita Widner (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Herman Hutcheson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Harold L. Echols (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. Paul Sherrod (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Donald Robertson (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Tanner (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert L. Ruff (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Frederick B. Jacobs (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Bryan A. Dorr (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Madellar Jordan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John D. Carter, Sr. (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Blakey (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. C.W. Welch (AVERA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gracie Saunders (WAYCROSS, Ga.)

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

Miss Frances E. King (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Baxter Dewey Archer (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Miss Catrina Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby Way (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Broadwater (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Mose Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph C. Gay (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

Mr. Wallace Ware (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Cynthia Mutcherson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce Hadden (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice L. French (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Effie Vinson (DEARING, Ga.)

Miss Betty Gaines (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Legg (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mrs. Percy Jackson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Stuart Reichard (SANTA FE, N.M.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Rich (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Callaway (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethelyn Futrelle (WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.)

Mr. Richard B. Taylor (EAST ORANGE, N.J.)

Mrs. Martha Newsome (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Lyle (ORLANDO, FL.)

Mr. William Huel Smith (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Derrick L. Martin (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Grady Jackson, Jr. (BARTOW, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Louise Demastes (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

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."

American men vanishing at U.S. Open

Team earns sectional spot

Former champ sparks interest in sailing club

After sluggish start, Henin-Hardenne wins

Clijsters, Sharapova advance easily at U.S. Open

Overtime

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

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

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.

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.

After sluggish start, Henin-Hardenne wins
NEW YORK - Maybe Justine Henin-Hardenne isn't a morning person. The French Open champion struggled with her game and her composure before finally overcoming Maria Sanchez Lorenzo 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

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.

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.

Overtime
In Dalton, Ga., two-time defending champion Laura Coble, of Augusta, fired 3-over-par 75 to take the opening-round lead in the Georgia State Women's Amateur.

After sluggish start, Henin-Hardenne wins
NEW YORK - Maybe Justine Henin-Hardenne isn't a morning person. The French Open champion struggled with her game and her composure before finally overcoming Maria Sanchez Lorenzo 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Overtime
In Dalton, Ga., two-time defending champion Laura Coble, of Augusta, fired 3-over-par 75 to take the opening-round lead in the Georgia State Women's Amateur.

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.

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.

Colts reach agreement with Corey Simon
INDIANAPOLIS - Defensive tackle Corey Simon, cut by the Philadelphia Eagles, agreed to a multiyear contract Thursday with Indianapolis in what could be a big boost for the Colts' defense.

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.

Colts reach agreement with Corey Simon
INDIANAPOLIS - Defensive tackle Corey Simon, cut by the Philadelphia Eagles, agreed to a multiyear contract Thursday with Indianapolis in what could be a big boost for the Colts' defense.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Recreation events
HEPHZIBAH/CARROLL COMMUNITY CENTER

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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):

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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):

Recreation events
HEPHZIBAH/CARROLL COMMUNITY CENTER

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Milestones

Around the block

Events

Georgia Farmers Market prices

CSRA Bridge results

All-Stars live up to name in championship win

Light the Night captains prepare walking shoes

Restaurant ratings

Man hopes book puts others on right path

Richmond Academy, Aquinas resurrect football rivalry

Reunions

This week

Convenience pleases Bridgeton residents

School menu

Faces from the first day of school

Active-duty airmen give hand to Habitat

Pet of the week

Drawing narrows scholarship field to four

Recreation events

Recycling center

Program prepares people for GED studies

SeniorNet simplifies computers

For the record

Coleman anniversary

Service club holds events to welcome newcomers

Dad-gum, Spurrier will take this victory

Brethren in need overshadow game

Hollywood's leftist leanings give union label screen time

TV show lets you choose between two sitcoms
NEW YORK - Who will get the last laugh: "The Sperm Donor" or "Stephen's Life"?

TV show lets you choose between two sitcoms

TV show lets you choose between two sitcoms
NEW YORK - Who will get the last laugh: "The Sperm Donor" or "Stephen's Life"?

The Liquid Life: Club Argos

Simpson, Lachey to sing at Sept. 11 NFL tribute

People in the News

Club calendar

Harry Connick Jr.: residents are 'freakishly strong'

Applause calendar

Spotted

Stuff to do

What's For Lunch: Peppermill restaurant

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.

South Carolina holds on to win coach's debut
COLUMBIA - Steve Spurrier's return to the college sideline Thursday night was anything but easy.

South Carolina holds on to win coach's debut

South Carolina holds on to win coach's debut
COLUMBIA - Steve Spurrier's return to the college sideline Thursday night was anything but easy.

Questions are plentiful for Spurrier

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.

Spurrier's debut brings win, hope
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's first play from scrimmage Thursday night was a 2-yard run by Bobby Wallace.

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.

Katrina's effects, state-by-state

Post office struggles to deliver mail in disaster area

Vignettes from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Weather Service: Nine tornadoes ripped through Georgia

Officials throw up hands as looters ransack city

Tiny island on edge of gulf counts its blessings

More National Guardsmen are sent to Gulf Coast

Red Cross says number of people in shelters growing

TV telethons announced for Katrina victims

Energy markets remain jittery

New Orleans slips into anarchy

Levee repairs underway in New Orleans

Navy orders ships to Gulf Coast to aid in relief effort

Congress prepares to send emergency aid to disaster zone

Georgia Guardsmen, power crews head for Gulf

New Orleans evacuations continue

Flooded New Orleans to be evacuated

New Orleans paper publishes online only for second day

Americans contribute millions for Katrina disaster relief

Katrina's refugees will be moved to Houston

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