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.

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

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.

Trying any and every thing could conserve gas

Braves avoid meltdown, top Reds
ATLANTA - The huge early lead. The starter battling his stuff. The once-bulky advantage beginning to dwindle.

Andruw's blast saves Atlanta

Braves avoid meltdown, top Reds
ATLANTA - The huge early lead. The starter battling his stuff. The once-bulky advantage beginning to dwindle.

Braves avoid meltdown, top Reds

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

'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.

'New' Braves have familiar faces

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

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

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.

Investors await storm's impact
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished a difficult week lower Friday as investors, restrained by uncertainty about the economic impact of Hurricane Katrina, had little reaction to a sharp decline in oil prices and less unemployment.

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.

Investors await storm's impact

Gas prices prompt some to stay home this Labor Day

Stocks are mixed; concerns intensify

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.

Gasoline prices surge, sporadic shortages spread

Chamber president will resign
AIKEN - Charlie Weiss, the president of the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce since December 2002, is resigning from the position and will return to Virginia to be closer to family, the organization announced Friday.

IRS sets up hot line for hurricane victims

Pre-Katrina outlook was optimistic

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Investors await storm's impact
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished a difficult week lower Friday as investors, restrained by uncertainty about the economic impact of Hurricane Katrina, had little reaction to a sharp decline in oil prices and less unemployment.

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.

Chamber president will resign
AIKEN - Charlie Weiss, the president of the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce since December 2002, is resigning from the position and will return to Virginia to be closer to family, the organization announced Friday.

Chamber president will resign

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 3, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 2, 2005.

Texas A&M looks to start fast at Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - Texas A&M's season got off to an ugly start last year in Utah.

Texas A&M looks to start fast at Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - Texas A&M's season got off to an ugly start last year in Utah.

Texas A&M looks to start fast at Clemson

Boise State looks to crash the BCS party

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.

Boise State looks to crash the BCS party
ATHENS, Ga. - Utah showed that it's possible for a lesser-known school from one of the so-called mid-major conferences to claim a spot among the BCS bigwigs.

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

Game's fate was not in jeopardy

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

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.

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.

The market is up

America, the vulnerable
Every day, post-Katrina scenes of disease, death, devastation and anarchy get worse. The suffering caused by the near Category-5 hurricane that ravaged the Gulf Coast on Monday was of biblical proportions, leaving New Orleans and large parts of Mississippi in ruins.

Gas tax move is welcome
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue took an aggressive stance toward gasoline price gougers this week.

Gas tax move is welcome
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue took an aggressive stance toward gasoline price gougers this week.

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.

Katrina's wake hits home

Going ape over nothing

America, the vulnerable
Every day, post-Katrina scenes of disease, death, devastation and anarchy get worse. The suffering caused by the near Category-5 hurricane that ravaged the Gulf Coast on Monday was of biblical proportions, leaving New Orleans and large parts of Mississippi in ruins.

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

America, the vulnerable

Gas tax move is welcome

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.

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.

Diddy and Jay-Z pledge $1 million donation to Red Cross
NEW YORK - Sean "Diddy" Combs and Jay-Z have pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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."

Diddy and Jay-Z pledge $1 million donation to Red Cross
NEW YORK - Sean "Diddy" Combs and Jay-Z have pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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.

Hilary Duff to donate $250,000 to hurricane relief
LOS ANGELES - Hilary Duff has pledged to donate $250,000 to help Hurricane Katrina victims on the Gulf Coast.

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.

Hurricane Katrina felt across entertainment world
NEW YORK - Many celebrities with relatives or other ties to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast have voiced their empathy for those devastated by Hurricane Katrina; some have been directly affected.

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."

Hilary Duff to donate $250,000 to hurricane relief
LOS ANGELES - Hilary Duff has pledged to donate $250,000 to help Hurricane Katrina victims on the Gulf Coast.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Innovative angler dies

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

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

Parksville cove had quite a confrontation

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

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

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

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

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

Summer gardens: this year's best crops

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.

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

Jackets, Tigers in rare meeting
ATLANTA - An Auburn defensive back named Vince Dooley once called Georgia Tech his team's biggest rival. To Dooley, the annual game against the Yellow Jackets trumped the in-state rivalry with Alabama.

Jackets, Tigers in rare meeting
ATLANTA - An Auburn defensive back named Vince Dooley once called Georgia Tech his team's biggest rival. To Dooley, the annual game against the Yellow Jackets trumped the in-state rivalry with Alabama.

Yellow Jackets provide tough test for Tigers
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn won't have to wait long to provide some answers for those wondering if the 16th-ranked Tigers are capable of managing an impressive encore to their undefeated 2004 season.

Jackets, Tigers in rare meeting

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

Playoff hopes for Jackets stay alive
After losing Game 1 of a doubleheader, 5-3, to the last-place Savannah Sand Gnats on Friday, the Augusta GreenJackets' playoff hopes were on life support going into Game 2 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.

Playoff hopes for Jackets stay alive
After losing Game 1 of a doubleheader, 5-3, to the last-place Savannah Sand Gnats on Friday, the Augusta GreenJackets' playoff hopes were on life support going into Game 2 at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

A casual round of 65 gives Woods the lead
NORTON, Mass. - Tiger Woods doesn't feel as though he's on a roll, but it sure seems that way.

A casual round of 65 gives Woods the lead

A casual round of 65 gives Woods the lead
NORTON, Mass. - Tiger Woods doesn't feel as though he's on a roll, but it sure seems that way.

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.

A year later, so much has changed for Tiger

Augusta still in postseason contention

Playoff hopes for Jackets stay alive

Defense beats up Tigers

Wildcats shut down Knights

Maddox fights to get on the field at Aquinas

Hornets cruise after rough opening half

Week Three Key Matchups

Quarterback is fully plugged into system

Game Schedules

Player of the Week

Georgia High School Football Scores

Area high schools will feel gas pinch

Warriors move to 3-0 with win

Coaches Confidential

Cooks, Nordmann rush Irish to easy first win

Prep Polls

Luckey pass helps Butler duck loss

Prep Football Power Poll

Wiley runs wild for Patriots over 'Pack

Jackets stick to ground for win

Razorbacks fume over call in loss

Luckey pass helps Butler duck loss
Butler quarterback Jawuan Luckey's 10-yard touchdown pass to Dexter Dodd in the back of the end zone as time expired gave the Bulldogs a thrilling 23-21 come-from-behind victory over Josey on Friday night at White Road Stadium.

Razorbacks fume over call in loss
Cross Creek coach Kevin Hunt spent the final 3:43 of Friday's game with Burke County blasting the officials.

Jackets stick to ground for win
LANGLEY - What a difference a week made for North Augusta. After falling in its home opener to Strom Thurmond due to poor offensive play, the Yellow Jackets cranked up the running game early and held on for a 28-21 victory over Midland Valley at L.L. Willis Stadium.

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

Luckey pass helps Butler duck loss
Butler quarterback Jawuan Luckey's 10-yard touchdown pass to Dexter Dodd in the back of the end zone as time expired gave the Bulldogs a thrilling 23-21 come-from-behind victory over Josey on Friday night at White Road Stadium.

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.

Cooks, Nordmann rush Irish to easy first win
COOKS LED THE WAY WITH 148 YARDS ON 10 CARRIES; NORDMANN HAD 101 ON EIGHT ATTEMPTS.

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.

Warriors move to 3-0 with win
HARLEM - Jefferson County exploded for 27 second-quarter points and capitalized on four Harlem turnovers in the first half as the Warriors ran their record to 3-0 by beating the Bulldogs 41-12 at Harlem on Friday night.

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.

Georgia High School Football Scores
Here are scores from Friday's games:

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

Wiley runs wild for Patriots over 'Pack
After losing by one point to Lakeside last weekend, Westside tailback Jon Wiley took his frustrations out on a different local team.

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.

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

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.

Game Schedules
Games at 7:30 unless noted

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.

Wiley runs wild for Patriots over 'Pack
After losing by one point to Lakeside last weekend, Westside tailback Jon Wiley took his frustrations out on a different local team.

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

Defense beats up Tigers
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Defensive struggles by definition are two-sided, but all of the critical plays were decidedly in Hart County's favor Friday night.

Game Schedules
Games at 7:30 unless noted

Cooks, Nordmann rush Irish to easy first win
COOKS LED THE WAY WITH 148 YARDS ON 10 CARRIES; NORDMANN HAD 101 ON EIGHT ATTEMPTS.

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.

Wildcats shut down Knights
Laney and Evans played about the dullest first 22 minutes of football possible at Blanchard Stadium Friday night.

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.

Hornets cruise after rough opening half
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Digging a hole against Silver Bluff is never a wise thing.

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.

Defense beats up Tigers
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Defensive struggles by definition are two-sided, but all of the critical plays were decidedly in Hart County's favor Friday night.

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.

Wildcats shut down Knights
Laney and Evans played about the dullest first 22 minutes of football possible at Blanchard Stadium Friday night.

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.

Jackets stick to ground for win
LANGLEY - What a difference a week made for North Augusta. After falling in its home opener to Strom Thurmond due to poor offensive play, the Yellow Jackets cranked up the running game early and held on for a 28-21 victory over Midland Valley at L.L. Willis Stadium.

Warriors move to 3-0 with win
HARLEM - Jefferson County exploded for 27 second-quarter points and capitalized on four Harlem turnovers in the first half as the Warriors ran their record to 3-0 by beating the Bulldogs 41-12 at Harlem on Friday night.

Georgia High School Football Scores
Here are scores from Friday's games:

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.

Hornets cruise after rough opening half
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Digging a hole against Silver Bluff is never a wise thing.

Razorbacks fume over call in loss
Cross Creek coach Kevin Hunt spent the final 3:43 of Friday's game with Burke County blasting the officials.

Hurricane takes a toll in jobs
WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of people are finding themselves out of work and their livelihoods in limbo following the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.

Administration ready to release crude oil
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, in conjunction with other oil consuming nations, expects to release 2 million barrels a day of crude oil and refined gasoline from U.S. and international emergency government reserves to counter supply disruptions caused by Hurricane Katrina, administration officials said Friday.

Questions raised about preparedness for storm
WASHINGTON - Days after Hurricane Katrina inundated much of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, massive aid is arriving, yet with people still clinging to dry areas hoping for rescue questions have arisen about the level of preparedness and response.

Blasts heard along New Orleans' waterfront
NEW ORLEANS - An explosion at a chemical depot jolted residents awake early Friday, illuminating the pre-dawn sky with red and orange flames over a city awash in corpses and under siege from looters. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Storm victims reach Astrodome only to find it full
HOUSTON - So many homeless Louisiana residents were arriving in Houston on Friday that city officials opened two more giant centers to accommodate overflow from the Astrodome.

Railroads, grain elevators in limbo following storm's aftermath
MINNEAPOLIS - The grain elevators that take in corn, soybeans and wheat from Midwest farmers and the railroads that move it are waiting to see what impact Hurricane Katrina will have on them.

Administration ready to release crude oil
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, in conjunction with other oil consuming nations, expects to release 2 million barrels a day of crude oil and refined gasoline from U.S. and international emergency government reserves to counter supply disruptions caused by Hurricane Katrina, administration officials said Friday.

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.

Forgotten people grow desperate
BOND, Miss. - This place isn't a town or a city, just a name on a green signpost along the highway that means little to people who don't live here.

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.

Questions raised about preparedness for storm
WASHINGTON - Days after Hurricane Katrina inundated much of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, massive aid is arriving, yet with people still clinging to dry areas hoping for rescue questions have arisen about the level of preparedness and response.

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.

Pumping water out of city will take weeks
WASHINGTON - The floodwaters in New Orleans could be lowered by as much as a foot a day under the best conditions, but officials said Friday it will likely take weeks to drain the city.

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.

National Guardsmen pour into Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS - Four days after Hurricane Katrina struck, the National Guard arrived in force Friday with food, water and weapons, churning through the floodwaters in a vast truck convoy with orders to retake the streets and bring relief to the suffering.

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.

Forgotten people grow desperate
BOND, Miss. - This place isn't a town or a city, just a name on a green signpost along the highway that means little to people who don't live here.

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.

Thousands complain about gas price gouging
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers are demanding an investigation into gasoline prices after thousands of motorists called a government hotline to complain of price gouging.

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.

Thousands complain about gas price gouging
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers are demanding an investigation into gasoline prices after thousands of motorists called a government hotline to complain of price gouging.

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.

Hurricane takes a toll in jobs
WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of people are finding themselves out of work and their livelihoods in limbo following the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.

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.

Administration did not anticipate outbreak of lawlessness
WASHINGTON - The head of the federal disaster relief agency said Friday it's "heartbreaking and very, very frustrating" to witness the virtual anarchy in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans and defended the Bush administration's response.

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.

Blasts heard along New Orleans' waterfront
NEW ORLEANS - An explosion at a chemical depot jolted residents awake early Friday, illuminating the pre-dawn sky with red and orange flames over a city awash in corpses and under siege from looters. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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.

National Guardsmen pour into Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS - Four days after Hurricane Katrina struck, the National Guard arrived in force Friday with food, water and weapons, churning through the floodwaters in a vast truck convoy with orders to retake the streets and bring relief to the suffering.

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.

Storm victims reach Astrodome only to find it full
HOUSTON - So many homeless Louisiana residents were arriving in Houston on Friday that city officials opened two more giant centers to accommodate overflow from the Astrodome.

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.

Pumping water out of city will take weeks
WASHINGTON - The floodwaters in New Orleans could be lowered by as much as a foot a day under the best conditions, but officials said Friday it will likely take weeks to drain the city.

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

Germany to offer aid to help with Katrina aftermath
BERLIN - Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said Friday the United States has asked for the release of international oil reserves to help deal with the supply shortage in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and that he supports the call for help.

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 only has to look to other cities to know it can rebuild
Chicago had its great fire. San Francisco had its historic earthquake. Galveston had its monster hurricane.

Railroads, grain elevators in limbo following storm's aftermath
MINNEAPOLIS - The grain elevators that take in corn, soybeans and wheat from Midwest farmers and the railroads that move it are waiting to see what impact Hurricane Katrina will have on them.

Administration ready to release crude oil
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, in conjunction with other oil consuming nations, expects to release 2 million barrels a day of crude oil and refined gasoline from U.S. and international emergency government reserves to counter supply disruptions caused by Hurricane Katrina, administration officials said Friday.

Germany to offer aid to help with Katrina aftermath
BERLIN - Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said Friday the United States has asked for the release of international oil reserves to help deal with the supply shortage in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and that he supports the call for help.

Hurricane takes a toll in jobs
WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of people are finding themselves out of work and their livelihoods in limbo following the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans only has to look to other cities to know it can rebuild
Chicago had its great fire. San Francisco had its historic earthquake. Galveston had its monster hurricane.

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.

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:

Chief Justice dies at home

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.

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.

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.

Poll didn't show calendar support
On Aug. 28, your lead editorial ("Caution: Do not jump") stated that "a GOP straw poll in 2004 indicated 67 percent support for the current early-start calendar."Hubert van Tuyll, Martinez

Who watched Natalee Holloway?

How would meat grow in a lab?

Poll didn't show calendar support

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

Writer's facts don't match reality

Writer's facts don't match reality
In response to Dan Duncan's Aug. 28 letter, "You want facts? Here are the facts": There was a rush to judgment by the chicken hawks in Washington, most of whom never wore a uniform - and serving your time in Alabama during the Vietnam War hardly makes you a qualified leader.Liam McGinley, Aiken, S.C.

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

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).

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

Just go home, Cindy Sheehan

Poll didn't show calendar support
On Aug. 28, your lead editorial ("Caution: Do not jump") stated that "a GOP straw poll in 2004 indicated 67 percent support for the current early-start calendar."Hubert van Tuyll, Martinez

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

Who helps us in our time of need?

Uncle Toms impede genuine progress
One of the main characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was Uncle Tom, an African-American slave. Webster's Dictionary gives this definition for "Uncle Tom": "a black who is overeager to win the approval of whites ... ."

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.

Uncle Toms impede genuine progress
One of the main characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was Uncle Tom, an African-American slave. Webster's Dictionary gives this definition for "Uncle Tom": "a black who is overeager to win the approval of whites ... ."

Writer's facts don't match reality
In response to Dan Duncan's Aug. 28 letter, "You want facts? Here are the facts": There was a rush to judgment by the chicken hawks in Washington, most of whom never wore a uniform - and serving your time in Alabama during the Vietnam War hardly makes you a qualified leader.Liam McGinley, Aiken, S.C.

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

Who helps us in our time of need?
I heard the governor of Louisiana on the evening news call the Katrina disaster "our tsunami." The disaster is indeed the worst natural disaster in the United States that I have witnessed in my lifetime.David A. McCoy, Hephzibah

Who helps us in our time of need?
I heard the governor of Louisiana on the evening news call the Katrina disaster "our tsunami." The disaster is indeed the worst natural disaster in the United States that I have witnessed in my lifetime.David A. McCoy, Hephzibah

Uncle Toms impede genuine progress

Recent guest columnist was hilarious

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.

Gwen's little L.A.M.B. is hitting the big time

Living briefs

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse goes exotic

Mad cow disease may have come from humans

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.

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

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.

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

Gwen's little L.A.M.B. is hitting the big time
NEW YORK - When Gwen Stefani takes the stage during New York Fashion Week, she won't be belting out chart-topping songs. Instead, she'll be showing off, well, belts, among other things.

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.

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.

Gwen's little L.A.M.B. is hitting the big time
NEW YORK - When Gwen Stefani takes the stage during New York Fashion Week, she won't be belting out chart-topping songs. Instead, she'll be showing off, well, belts, among other things.

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.

Focus of tax list is honed

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.

Search for missing can be tricky
AIKEN - Edgefield County authorities found the car of missing Wal-Mart greeter Marion Key on Friday.

Area is finding ways to help
Mike and Nancy Miniaci planned to look for bargains Friday.

Focus of tax list is honed
After working on compromises behind closed doors for two hours Friday, Augusta commissioners approved a $160 million special purpose local option sales tax list to put before voters in November.

News you can use
Events scheduled for this week include:

Schools hope to get new weather equipment
New weather-detecting equipment might provide Columbia County schools with more reliable data for implementing their outdoor activity policy.

Across Georgia

Ways to help storm victims

Across the area
A call to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office about an armed man breaking into a home Friday morning was an "elaborate hoax," Lt. Jimmy Young said.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Calls crowd phone lines
A half-eaten Subway sandwich sits at her right elbow in the phone center at the American Red Cross of Augusta as Shivani Gupta answers a call. The second she puts the phone back in the cradle, it chirps and she picks it up again.

News you can use

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.

Trash pickup will be delayed

Rants and Raves: Gasoline
Comments from readers

Parking, locker fees increase for students

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.

Georgia schools get ready for refugees

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the day

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - South Carolina has reported its first case of a deadly plant disease that has already been found in several other Southeastern states.

Travel plans stay on course

News you can use
According to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, soon after Hurricane Katrina struck, Web sites began to appear which were designed to defraud unsuspecting users.

Family shares home with relatives seeking refuge

Chatham County court to get dog-burning case
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The case of the man charged with burning a dog to death in an oven while burglarizing a house has been sent to Chatham County Superior Court because he waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the charges.

Across the area

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

Across South Carolina

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.

Planeloads of patients head to Atlanta

News you can use
According to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, soon after Hurricane Katrina struck, Web sites began to appear which were designed to defraud unsuspecting users.

SWAT teams arrest 7 in raid

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.

Chatham County court to get dog-burning case
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The case of the man charged with burning a dog to death in an oven while burglarizing a house has been sent to Chatham County Superior Court because he waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the charges.

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.

Cox says Georgia's schools are 'good'

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.

Vigilant consumers call on prices

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.

Katrina refugees find shelter in Augusta church

Increase adds fuel to the fire for clerks

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

Rants and Raves: Gasoline
Comments from readers

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 Southeast
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. - A meeting of United Methodists who want gays welcomed in all aspects of church life started quietly Friday with police on hand to deal with expected protesters who never appeared.

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 Georgia
ATLANTA - An 11-year-old girl was struck and killed by her school bus Friday, police said.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Kid of the Day
Hannah Headrick is today's Kid of the Day.

News you can use
Events scheduled for this week include:

Professor showed 'lack of judgment'
ATHENS, Ga. - A University of Georgia professor has been reprimanded over his "lack of judgment" during a trip to Washington with a female graduate student.

Ways to help storm victims
Monetary donations may be made locally to:

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.

Labor Day Holiday closings
The following schedules have been announced for Labor Day:

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

Firm hopes renovations help downtown revival
While a new county courthouse in downtown Augusta has yet to make it off the drawing board, work on other court buildings is proceeding.

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.

Police search for man in Martinez bank robbery
Columbia County police are looking for a man they say robbed First Bank Columbia County on Furys Ferry Road in Martinez on Friday afternoon.

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.

Ex-mayor remembered as 'wonderful'
George A. Sancken Jr., a two-term Augusta mayor and city councilman remembered by colleagues as "a wonderful fellow," died Friday.

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.

Across the area
A call to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office about an armed man breaking into a home Friday morning was an "elaborate hoax," Lt. Jimmy Young said.

Labor Day Holiday closings
The following schedules have been announced for Labor Day:

Schools hope to get new weather equipment
New weather-detecting equipment might provide Columbia County schools with more reliable data for implementing their outdoor activity policy.

Kid of the Day
Hannah Headrick is today's Kid of the Day.

Calls crowd phone lines
A half-eaten Subway sandwich sits at her right elbow in the phone center at the American Red Cross of Augusta as Shivani Gupta answers a call. The second she puts the phone back in the cradle, it chirps and she picks it up again.

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

Professor showed 'lack of judgment'
ATHENS, Ga. - A University of Georgia professor has been reprimanded over his "lack of judgment" during a trip to Washington with a female graduate student.

Rants and Raves: Gasoline
Comments from readers

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - An 11-year-old girl was struck and killed by her school bus Friday, police said.

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.

Across Georgia

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

Prosecutors request transfer of pharmacy

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.

Ways to help storm victims
Monetary donations may be made locally to:

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

Prosecutors request transfer of pharmacy
Unsure of who really owns Duncan Drugs since pharmacist Duncan Fordham was jailed again this week, federal prosecutors have asked a judge to appoint a receiver for the store.

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.

Police search for man in Martinez bank robbery
Columbia County police are looking for a man they say robbed First Bank Columbia County on Furys Ferry Road in Martinez on Friday afternoon.

Firm hopes renovations help downtown revival
While a new county courthouse in downtown Augusta has yet to make it off the drawing board, work on other court buildings is proceeding.

Hotels blaming woes on fuel cost
Gasoline prices have started to squelch America's affinity for travel, local hotel operators say.

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.

Ex-mayor remembered as 'wonderful'

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

News you can use

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.

Schools hope to get new weather equipment

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

Search for missing can be tricky

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day

Rants and Raves: Gasoline
Comments from readers

Area is finding ways to help

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Professor showed 'lack of judgment'

Prosecutors request transfer of pharmacy
Unsure of who really owns Duncan Drugs since pharmacist Duncan Fordham was jailed again this week, federal prosecutors have asked a judge to appoint a receiver for the store.

Calls crowd phone lines

Search for missing can be tricky
AIKEN - Edgefield County authorities found the car of missing Wal-Mart greeter Marion Key on Friday.

Firm hopes renovations help downtown revival

Focus of tax list is honed
After working on compromises behind closed doors for two hours Friday, Augusta commissioners approved a $160 million special purpose local option sales tax list to put before voters in November.

Across the area

Hotels blaming woes on fuel cost
Gasoline prices have started to squelch America's affinity for travel, local hotel operators say.

Labor Day Holiday closings

Area is finding ways to help
Mike and Nancy Miniaci planned to look for bargains Friday.

Police search for man in Martinez bank robbery

Ex-mayor remembered as 'wonderful'
George A. Sancken Jr., a two-term Augusta mayor and city councilman remembered by colleagues as "a wonderful fellow," died Friday.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - South Carolina has reported its first case of a deadly plant disease that has already been found in several other Southeastern states.

Across the Southeast

Across the area
A call to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office about an armed man breaking into a home Friday morning was an "elaborate hoax," Lt. Jimmy Young said.

Hotels blaming woes on fuel cost

Chatham County court to get dog-burning case

Boise State's bid for BCS begins today
ATHENS, Ga. - It has been 25 years since they sipped from the loving cup of a national championship, and now they crave a refill.

Boise State's bid for BCS begins today
ATHENS, Ga. - It has been 25 years since they sipped from the loving cup of a national championship, and now they crave a refill.

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.

Boise State's bid for BCS begins today
ATHENS, Ga. - It has been 25 years since they sipped from the loving cup of a national championship, and now they crave a refill.

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:

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:

Summer comedies boost slumping Hollywood

Dave Matthews Band to perform hurricane benefit

Top 20 concert tours

Dave Matthews Band to perform hurricane benefit
DENVER - The Dave Matthews Band will perform a Sept. 12 concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with all profits to go to charities supporting victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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.

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.

Dave Matthews Band to perform hurricane benefit
DENVER - The Dave Matthews Band will perform a Sept. 12 concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with all profits to go to charities supporting victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Colts reach agreement with Corey Simon

Saints to play opener at Giants Stadium

Davis makes successful return from surgery

Dunn takes up Katrina cause

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Mr. Elzie Kinard    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. C.W. Welch    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Demastes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Mose Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Bryan A. Dorr    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Rev. Paul Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Grady Blakey    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Ben Robinson    (ALBANY, N.Y.)

Mr. C.W. Welch    (AVERA, Ga.)

Ms. Margaret E. Powell    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Wallace Ware    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mollie J. Pitts    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Imogene Tanner    (MACON, Ga.)

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

Rev. Paul Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. W. Marvin Poe    (ROME, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Geraldine Rich    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Elzie Kinard    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. George Perkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Daisy Jeffers    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Mutcherson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lauryn Melanie Heyward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Alice L. French    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Marie Legg    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Miss Catrina Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace Ware    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold L. Echols    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Juanita Widner    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Madellar Jordan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. C.W. Welch    (AVERA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Domonique N. Amiker    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Callaway    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Bryan A. Dorr    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Louise Demastes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Imogene Tanner    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Miss Catrina Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Madellar Jordan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Catrina Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Newsome (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Turner (MACEDONIA COMMUNITY, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary A. Carpenter (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jean J. Coggins (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Legg (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Vince L. Farkas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Cheeks (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Gregory (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gracie Saunders (WAYCROSS, Ga.)

Miss Katherine Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Mollie J. Pitts (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce Hadden (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Elzie Kinard (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Imogene Tanner (MACON, Ga.)

Rev. W. Marvin Poe (ROME, Ga.)

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

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

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

Lauryn Melanie Heyward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Way (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mr. George Sancken, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Frances E. King (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Jeffers (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Miss Betty Gaines (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Vinson (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. J. Harold Towe (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Donald Robertson (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Wood McKie (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Margaret E. Powell (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Cardel Taylor (SUMMERTOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Blakey (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. William A. Garcia (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Juanita Widner (SARDIS, Ga.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. Barbara D. Green (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Grady Blakey (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bruce Hadden (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Vinson (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Mose Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Rev. Paul Sherrod (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Doris Lyle (ORLANDO, FL.)

Mrs. Geraldine Rich (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Bryan A. Dorr (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Louise Demastes (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lucy Tanner (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Callaway (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Percy Jackson (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Ray R. Tanton (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. William Huel Smith (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ben Robinson (ALBANY, N.Y.)

Mr. Wallace Ware (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clementine Sandwich (GREENVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Cynthia Mutcherson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

After sluggish start, Henin-Hardenne wins

Overtime

Overtime

Serena into fourth round, now it's Venus' turn

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

Overtime
In Salt Lake City, two former Brigham Young University players were acquitted Friday of charges alleging they raped a girl at their apartment after she passed out from drinking.

Serena into fourth round, now it's Venus' turn
NEW YORK - Now it's up to Venus. Serena Williams did her part to set up a fourth-round showdown between the sisters, beating No. 8-seeded Francesca Schiavone 6-3, 6-4 on a sparkling Friday afternoon at the U.S. Open.

Overtime
In Salt Lake City, two former Brigham Young University players were acquitted Friday of charges alleging they raped a girl at their apartment after she passed out from drinking.

Serena into fourth round, now it's Venus' turn
NEW YORK - Now it's up to Venus. Serena Williams did her part to set up a fourth-round showdown between the sisters, beating No. 8-seeded Francesca Schiavone 6-3, 6-4 on a sparkling Friday afternoon at the U.S. Open.

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

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

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.

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.

Dunn takes up Katrina cause
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - As he flew on the team charter to south Florida this week, Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn was overcome with dismay over disasters that have followed the path of Hurricane Katrina.

Dunn takes up Katrina cause
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - As he flew on the team charter to south Florida this week, Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn was overcome with dismay over disasters that have followed the path of Hurricane Katrina.

Saints to play opener at Giants Stadium
NEW YORK - The New Orleans Saints, driven from the Superdome by Hurricane Katrina, will play their home opener against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium.

Davis makes successful return from surgery
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Stephen Davis surged forward for a 2-yard run, falling to the ground just as he was hit directly on his surgically repaired right knee.

Davis makes successful return from surgery
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Stephen Davis surged forward for a 2-yard run, falling to the ground just as he was hit directly on his surgically repaired right knee.

Saints to play opener at Giants Stadium
NEW YORK - The New Orleans Saints, driven from the Superdome by Hurricane Katrina, will play their home opener against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium.

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.

Faith digetst
DICK PURNELL will tell singles and single-agains of any age how to find purpose and fulfillment in life during a conference at 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road. Topics include The Net Worth of Your Self Worth and Making Your Life Count. The fee of $25 includes three meals. Call 860-1586.

Pentecost is time of mission work
According to Jewish tradition, the Day of Pentecost was a high and holy feast day, third only to Passover and Yon Kippur. In the Greek language, "pentecost" means 50. The feast of Pentecost occurs 50 days after Passover.

Conference to hear tale of woman's cancer fight
In 1981, Candy Colley Wood was running from auditions to rehearsals to performances, all the while juggling a household with a husband and two small children. She also was running from doctor to doctor, a new one every month, until she got to doctor No. 14.

Pentecost is time of mission work
According to Jewish tradition, the Day of Pentecost was a high and holy feast day, third only to Passover and Yon Kippur. In the Greek language, "pentecost" means 50. The feast of Pentecost occurs 50 days after Passover.

Muslim leader works to move Muslims toward mainstream
PLAINFIELD, Ind. - As one of the nation's largest U.S. Muslim groups prepares for its annual meeting in the Chicago area, its leader is working to contain forces both inside and outside the community that would steer it away from the American mainstream.

Faith digetst
DICK PURNELL will tell singles and single-agains of any age how to find purpose and fulfillment in life during a conference at 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road. Topics include The Net Worth of Your Self Worth and Making Your Life Count. The fee of $25 includes three meals. Call 860-1586.

Muslim leader works to move Muslims toward mainstream
PLAINFIELD, Ind. - As one of the nation's largest U.S. Muslim groups prepares for its annual meeting in the Chicago area, its leader is working to contain forces both inside and outside the community that would steer it away from the American mainstream.

Conference to hear tale of woman's cancer fight
In 1981, Candy Colley Wood was running from auditions to rehearsals to performances, all the while juggling a household with a husband and two small children. She also was running from doctor to doctor, a new one every month, until she got to doctor No. 14.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@ augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send to churchnews@ augustachronicle.com. Send a fax to 722-7403 or mail to Faith Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Dad-gum, Spurrier will take this victory

Boise State's bid for BCS begins today

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

Relief efforts trump 'American Idol' auditions in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Auditions for "American Idol" scheduled for Monday have been canceled, with producers citing the extensive Hurricane Katrina relief efforts being coordinated in the city.

TV show lets you choose between two sitcoms

Relief efforts trump 'American Idol' auditions in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Auditions for "American Idol" scheduled for Monday have been canceled, with producers citing the extensive Hurricane Katrina relief efforts being coordinated in the city.

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

Relief efforts trump 'American Idol' auditions in Memphis

People in the News

Simpson, Lachey to sing at Sept. 11 NFL tribute

Hilary Duff to donate $250,000 to hurricane relief

Diddy and Jay-Z pledge $1 million donation to Red Cross

Harry Connick Jr.: residents are 'freakishly strong'

Hurricane Katrina felt across entertainment world

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
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

Congress prepares to send emergency aid to disaster zone

Questions raised about preparedness for storm

New Orleans slips into anarchy

TV telethons announced for Katrina victims

Germany to offer aid to help with Katrina aftermath

Hurricane takes a toll in jobs

Vignettes from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Storm victims reach Astrodome only to find it full

National Guardsmen pour into Louisiana

Pumping water out of city will take weeks

Railroads, grain elevators in limbo following storm's aftermath

Thousands complain about gas price gouging

Levee repairs underway in New Orleans

Administration did not anticipate outbreak of lawlessness

Blasts heard along New Orleans' waterfront

Post office struggles to deliver mail in disaster area

New Orleans evacuations continue

Forgotten people grow desperate

More National Guardsmen are sent to Gulf Coast

Administration ready to release crude oil

New Orleans only has to look to other cities to know it can rebuild

Muslim leader works to move Muslims toward mainstream

Conference to hear tale of woman's cancer fight

Faith calendar

Faith digetst

Pentecost is time of mission work