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

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

Museum will display writer's photographs of Southern life

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Trying any and every thing could conserve gas

'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.

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

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

Jones leaves game with stomach virus

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

Andruw's blast saves Atlanta

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.

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.

Farnsworth taking over as Braves closer

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

Split sums it up for Braves

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.

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

Furcal's knee injury keeps him on bench

'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.

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

Gasoline prices surge, sporadic shortages spread

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.

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

Storm may hinder economic growth
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.

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.

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

Foreign investors give Indian shares big boost

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Stocks are mixed; concerns intensify

Pre-Katrina outlook was optimistic

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
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.

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.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 2, 2005.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 1, 2005.

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.

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

Harris poll selects Goff to be a voter

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

Victories, not words are plan for Wake

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.

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.

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.

Sore foot not holding Hester back

Katrina's wake hits home

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Beneath contempt

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

Going ape over nothing

Looting: Is it survival?

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?
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

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."

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.

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

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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.

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.

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."

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Innovative angler dies

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.

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.

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.

Parksville cove had quite a confrontation

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

'Which Reggie' question might be a thing of past

Player dedicates opener to hurricane victims

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.

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.

A year later, so much has changed for Tiger

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.

Woosnam urges more European play

Kerr eyes repeat at State Farm Classic

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.

Augusta still in postseason contention

Prep Polls

Quarterback is fully plugged into system

Player of the Week

Prep Football Power Poll

Maddox fights to get on the field at Aquinas

Area high schools will feel gas pinch

Laney brings out best in its foes

Coaches Confidential

Game Schedules

Week Three Key Matchups

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Game Schedules
Games at 7:30 unless noted

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Just go home, Cindy Sheehan

Who watched Natalee Holloway?

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.

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).

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

Recent guest columnist was hilarious

Sheehan is not worth fighting for

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.

What is president's true agenda?

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

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.

Incentive lacking for math, science

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
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

How would meat grow in a lab?

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

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).

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse goes exotic

Living briefs

FDA approves new flu-shot

FDA official resigns in protest of morning-after pill decision

Mad cow disease may have come from humans

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.

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 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 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.

Senator tests waters for presidential run

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

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.

Katrina refugees find shelter in Augusta church

News you can use

Across Georgia

Economics affects SAT score

Increase adds fuel to the fire for clerks

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

State expands cancer coverage

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.

Fort's unit is awarded citation

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.

Duncan Drugs customers must change pharmacies

Rants and Raves: Gasoline
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.

Rants and Raves: Gasoline
Comments from readers

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
Comments from readers:

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.

News you can use
Events scheduled for this week include:

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
Lindsey Odum is today's Kid of the Day.

News you can use
Events scheduled for this week include:

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.

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

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.

Hopefuls view development as key to change

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

Correction

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.

Verdict split on molestation

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Georgia schools get ready for refugees

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.

Parking, locker fees increase for students

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.

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.

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.

Across the area

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.

Work on terminal is on time

News you can use

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.

SWAT teams arrest 7 in raid

Across the area

Family shares home with relatives seeking refuge

Tax plan getting scrutiny

Kid of the day

Across South Carolina

Trash pickup will be delayed

Across Georgia

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Woman gets 10 years for killing

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

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.

Panel weighs change in funding for schools

Vigilant consumers call on prices

Georgia hospitals stand by to help

Planeloads of patients head to Atlanta

Kid of the Day

Across South Carolina

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Rants and Raves: Gasoline
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Cox says Georgia's schools are 'good'

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Partner's testimony leads to conviction

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.

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.

Mini-reviews

New home-video releases

Summer comedies boost slumping Hollywood

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

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

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.

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:

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

'Sahara' stars drown in improbable plot

'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:

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:

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

Help pick area's best singer-songwriter

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

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.

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

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.

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

Sonic spotlight: Mario Patterson

Top 20 concert tours

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.

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

Concert calendar

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.

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

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

Rasheeda is keeping her plate full of music

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.

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

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

Country music newcomer heads list for Rest Fest

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Stewart can take a relaxed approach

Newsmaker: Elliott Sadler

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

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

Superstars once toiled at jobs to pursue career

Colts reach agreement with Corey Simon

Dolphins' QB situation unsettled

Homeless Saints could face vagabond season

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

Mr. Donald Robertson    (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Tanner    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

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

Domonique N. Amiker    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Domonique N. Amiker    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Grady Blakey    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Helen Callaway    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel L. Hardy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. George Perkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. James A. Smith    (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Demastes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Way    (GOUGH, Ga.)

Bryan A. Dorr    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gracie Saunders    (WAYCROSS, Ga.)

Mr. Harold L. Echols    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Mose Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Catrina Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Baxter Dewey Archer    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice L. French    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James A. Smith    (RAYLE, Ga.)

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

Mark Austin Mikell    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Miss Betty Gaines    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Callaway    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Juanita Widner    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce Hadden    (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Vinson    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel L. Hardy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Huel Smith    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Robertson    (CONYERS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Martha Newsome    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Percy Jackson    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Juanita Widner    (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

Mr. C.W. Welch    (AVERA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby Way    (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Broadwater    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace Ware    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Effie Vinson    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucy Tanner    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Herman Hutcheson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Imogene Tanner    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Margaret Broadwater    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gracie Saunders    (WAYCROSS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Donald Robertson    (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mr. C.W. Welch    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Rich    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace Ware    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. George Perkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Imogene Tanner    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Newsome    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Cynthia Mutcherson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Geraldine Rich    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Mose Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Perkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Mutcherson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Legg    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

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

Miss Frances E. King    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. George Perkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Frances E. King    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mark Austin Mikell    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Madellar Jordan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herman Hutcheson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Percy Jackson    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. Ella Willis    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Samuel L. Hardy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce Hadden    (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Robertson    (CONYERS, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Betty Gaines    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Alice L. French    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel L. Hardy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Catrina Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Baxter Dewey Archer    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Ms. Ella Willis    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harold L. Echols    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks    (WRENS, Ga.)

Bryan A. Dorr    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Louise Demastes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Doris Lyle    (ORLANDO, FL.)

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

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

Mrs. Doris Lyle    (ORLANDO, FL.)

Mrs. Madellar Jordan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Legg    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Legg (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mrs. Imogene Tanner (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Donald Robertson (CONYERS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mark Austin Mikell (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Miss Betty Gaines (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ella Willis (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Juanita Widner (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Herman Hutcheson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Callaway (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Frank Cheeks (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Huel Smith (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Geraldine Rich (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Lyle (ORLANDO, FL.)

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

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

Mrs. Margaret Broadwater (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Madellar Jordan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Ruby Way (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Mutcherson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Robertson (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Newsome (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Willie Mose Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks (WRENS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Bruce Hadden (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Baxter Dewey Archer (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wallace Ware (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Bryan A. Dorr (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Percy Jackson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Vinson (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Louise Demastes (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gracie Saunders (WAYCROSS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Miss Frances E. King (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Blakey (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Miss Catrina Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Tanner (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

Mr. Derrick L. Martin (AIKEN, 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."

Former champ sparks interest in sailing club

American men vanishing at U.S. Open

Overtime

Team earns sectional spot

Clijsters, Sharapova advance easily at U.S. Open

After sluggish start, Henin-Hardenne wins

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Overtime
In 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Recreation events
HEPHZIBAH/CARROLL COMMUNITY CENTER

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Recreation events
HEPHZIBAH/CARROLL COMMUNITY CENTER

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

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

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.

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.

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):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Richmond Academy, Aquinas resurrect football rivalry

Coleman anniversary

Convenience pleases Bridgeton residents

School menu

Around the block

Light the Night captains prepare walking shoes

Milestones

Active-duty airmen give hand to Habitat

Man hopes book puts others on right path

Drawing narrows scholarship field to four

Reunions

Recycling center

Recreation events

All-Stars live up to name in championship win

Restaurant ratings

Faces from the first day of school

For the record

SeniorNet simplifies computers

Georgia Farmers Market prices

Pet of the week

CSRA Bridge results

Service club holds events to welcome newcomers

This week

Program prepares people for GED studies

Events

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

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
NEW YORK - Who will get the last laugh: "The Sperm Donor" or "Stephen's Life"?

Stuff to do

Harry Connick Jr.: residents are 'freakishly strong'

Spotted

Simpson, Lachey to sing at Sept. 11 NFL tribute

What's For Lunch: Peppermill restaurant

Applause calendar

Club calendar

People in the News

The Liquid Life: Club Argos

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Energy markets remain jittery

New Orleans paper publishes online only for second day

New Orleans evacuations continue

Weather Service: Nine tornadoes ripped through Georgia

Americans contribute millions for Katrina disaster relief

Katrina's effects, state-by-state

Post office struggles to deliver mail in disaster area

Officials throw up hands as looters ransack city

New Orleans slips into anarchy

Vignettes from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Navy orders ships to Gulf Coast to aid in relief effort

TV telethons announced for Katrina victims

Flooded New Orleans to be evacuated

Red Cross says number of people in shelters growing

Katrina's refugees will be moved to Houston

Congress prepares to send emergency aid to disaster zone

More National Guardsmen are sent to Gulf Coast

Levee repairs underway in New Orleans

Tiny island on edge of gulf counts its blessings

Georgia Guardsmen, power crews head for Gulf