Silver Bluff's SAT scores are higher
The SAT scores for Silver Bluff students went up 36 points this year.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 19-22. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Silver Bluff's SAT scores are higher
The SAT scores for Silver Bluff students went up 36 points this year.

Recreation calendar
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Aiken panel musters support for arts
The Aiken Arts Commission appears to be bringing the city's 29 cultural organizations together.

North Augusta is gearing up for city festival
Music, games, food and fireworks are part of the festivities scheduled for Monday's Rest Fest 2005 at North Augusta's Riverview Park.

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

Redcliffe artifacts to be displayed
Pieces of history discovered in archaeological digs will be on display at Redcliffe Plantation on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Cast members putting their own spin on characters
What happens when a bloodthirsty plant, a lovesick geek and 1960s doo-wop music get together? Little Shop of Horrors, of course.

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

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge results for Aug. 22-28

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

Pet of the week
Zoe, a 3-year-old cocker spaniel, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

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

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

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

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

Recreation calendar
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Cost estimates for new elementary school come in over budget
Preliminary cost estimates for an elementary school planned for Midland Valley are about $500,000 more than the school district wants to spend, but school officials aren't worried.

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Kmart Shopping Center in North Augusta, the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

North Augusta is gearing up for city festival
Music, games, food and fireworks are part of the festivities scheduled for Monday's Rest Fest 2005 at North Augusta's Riverview Park.

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge results for Aug. 22-28

Athlete Spotlight Terese Lavan
North Augusta High School tennis coach Betsy Luquire knows there's at least one girl on her varsity squad who has an eye on a college scholarship.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 19-22. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Cost estimates for new elementary school come in over budget
Preliminary cost estimates for an elementary school planned for Midland Valley are about $500,000 more than the school district wants to spend, but school officials aren't worried.

Across the river
WANDA DANSEREAU EXHIBIT: 3-5 p.m. today; Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, pencil; $3 adults, $1 students; 724-3576

Cast members putting their own spin on characters
What happens when a bloodthirsty plant, a lovesick geek and 1960s doo-wop music get together? Little Shop of Horrors, of course.

Around the block
There will be a holiday pit stop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the North Augusta Welcome Center on Interstate 20. There will be free coffee, soft drinks, water, snacks and information about vehicle safety. For more information, call 649-6243.

Around the block
There will be a holiday pit stop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the North Augusta Welcome Center on Interstate 20. There will be free coffee, soft drinks, water, snacks and information about vehicle safety. For more information, call 649-6243.

Pet of the week
Zoe, a 3-year-old cocker spaniel, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Aiken soccer tournament keeps growing
For the past decade, the Aiken Soccer Cup has been a family affair for many during the last weekend of August.

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

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Kmart Shopping Center in North Augusta, the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Athlete Spotlight Terese Lavan
North Augusta High School tennis coach Betsy Luquire knows there's at least one girl on her varsity squad who has an eye on a college scholarship.

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

Aiken soccer tournament keeps growing
For the past decade, the Aiken Soccer Cup has been a family affair for many during the last weekend of August.

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

Redcliffe artifacts to be displayed
Pieces of history discovered in archaeological digs will be on display at Redcliffe Plantation on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Aiken panel musters support for arts
The Aiken Arts Commission appears to be bringing the city's 29 cultural organizations together.

'Double Tap' both disappoints and elates
Steve Martini writes first-rate legal thrillers. His plotting is expert, his characters vivid and alive. His courtroom scenes are rich and credible, and so are his villains.

History of coffee a real eye-opener
As they contemplate that bracing cup of hot java every morning, probably few people reflect on the history of their favorite drink.

'Double Tap' both disappoints and elates
Steve Martini writes first-rate legal thrillers. His plotting is expert, his characters vivid and alive. His courtroom scenes are rich and credible, and so are his villains.

Logic puzzle 'sudoku' is filling lists of best sellers

History of coffee a real eye-opener

'Double Tap' both disappoints and elates

Logic puzzle 'sudoku' is filling lists of best sellers
SAN FRANCISCO - Sudoku are deceptively simple-looking puzzles that require no math, spelling or language skills. Unlike crosswords, they don't require an extensive knowledge of trivia. They're logic, pure and simple.

Logic puzzle 'sudoku' is filling lists of best sellers
SAN FRANCISCO - Sudoku are deceptively simple-looking puzzles that require no math, spelling or language skills. Unlike crosswords, they don't require an extensive knowledge of trivia. They're logic, pure and simple.

History of coffee a real eye-opener
As they contemplate that bracing cup of hot java every morning, probably few people reflect on the history of their favorite drink.

Morning mayhem gets the day jumping

Braves' bullpen bolstered by rookie Lerew
Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox mentioned Friday the possibility of adding another arm for the season's final month. That became a reality Saturday when Anthony Lerew was called up from Triple A Richmond.

Big innings help Braves topple Reds
ATLANTA - Not unlike many others throughout this region of the country, Jeff Francoeur had a little bit of a twinkle in his eye Saturday.

Big innings help Braves topple Reds
ATLANTA - Not unlike many others throughout this region of the country, Jeff Francoeur had a little bit of a twinkle in his eye Saturday.

Braves avoid meltdown, top Reds

Big innings help Braves topple Reds

Braves' bullpen bolstered by rookie Lerew

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

Braves' bullpen bolstered by rookie Lerew
Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox mentioned Friday the possibility of adding another arm for the season's final month. That became a reality Saturday when Anthony Lerew was called up from Triple A Richmond.

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

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.

Investors await storm's impact

Business licenses
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from April 2005:

On the move
The Augusta Metro Convention & Visitor Bureau's "I Played Augusta, GA" ad campaign was selected as one of three finalists in the Travel Association of America's Destiny Awards, presented by association's National Council of Destination Organizations. The competition recognizes convention and visitors bureaus from across the country for excellence in marketing. The bureau also has received the Adrian Award for print advertisements from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International.

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.

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.

Business licenses

On the move
The Augusta Metro Convention & Visitor Bureau's "I Played Augusta, GA" ad campaign was selected as one of three finalists in the Travel Association of America's Destiny Awards, presented by association's National Council of Destination Organizations. The competition recognizes convention and visitors bureaus from across the country for excellence in marketing. The bureau also has received the Adrian Award for print advertisements from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International.

Chamber president will resign

Business calendar
Wednesday: Augusta Metro Chamber's Fort Gordon Newcomer Event, vendor event for service members and families new to the Augusta area; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gordon Club; display tables provided for $25; businesses interested in participating can contact Janna Crane at JCrane@augustagausa.com or by calling 821-1315.

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.

Working with their hands
Creases on his hands tell the story. Decades over the chopping block. Thick, fleshy fingers that clasp pounds of meat and his 12-inch knife. The scar when his knife bit back. The wedding ring he never takes off.

Business licenses
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from April 2005:

Business calendar
Wednesday: Augusta Metro Chamber's Fort Gordon Newcomer Event, vendor event for service members and families new to the Augusta area; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gordon Club; display tables provided for $25; businesses interested in participating can contact Janna Crane at JCrane@augustagausa.com or by calling 821-1315.

Working with their hands
Creases on his hands tell the story. Decades over the chopping block. Thick, fleshy fingers that clasp pounds of meat and his 12-inch knife. The scar when his knife bit back. The wedding ring he never takes off.

Working with their hands

Business calendar

On the move

Editorial Cartoon

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 3, 2005.

Commissioners hope 'dessert' sweetens voters' views of tax

Commissioners hope 'dessert' sweetens voters' views of tax
Augusta Commission members have agreed on a special purpose local option sales tax package. Now that's big news. Shoot, they only had 10 months since voters turned thumbs down on the last one to get it together.

Commissioners hope 'dessert' sweetens voters' views of tax
Augusta Commission members have agreed on a special purpose local option sales tax package. Now that's big news. Shoot, they only had 10 months since voters turned thumbs down on the last one to get it together.

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.

Clemson kicker schools Aggies
CLEMSON, S.C. - Jad Dean kicked his school-record sixth field goal with 2 seconds left to lift Clemson past No. 17 Texas A&M on Saturday night, 25-24 at Death Valley.

Clemson kicker schools Aggies
CLEMSON, S.C. - Jad Dean kicked his school-record sixth field goal with 2 seconds left to lift Clemson past No. 17 Texas A&M on Saturday night, 25-24 at Death Valley.

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.

Clemson kicker schools Aggies

Texas A&M looks to start fast at Clemson

Some Alabama fans give tickets to refugees

Some Alabama fans give tickets to refugees
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Some Alabama fans stayed home Saturday night to give at least 300 refugees from Hurricane Katrina a chance to see a Crimson Tide football game.

Zook wins first game at Illinois

Zook wins first game at Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois rallied from a 20-point deficit, and Pierre Thomas' 2-yard touchdown run in overtime gave Illinois a 33-30 win over Rutgers on Saturday in Ron Zook's first game as coach.

Zook wins first game at Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois rallied from a 20-point deficit, and Pierre Thomas' 2-yard touchdown run in overtime gave Illinois a 33-30 win over Rutgers on Saturday in Ron Zook's first game as coach.

Some Alabama fans give tickets to refugees
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Some Alabama fans stayed home Saturday night to give at least 300 refugees from Hurricane Katrina a chance to see a Crimson Tide football game.

Boise State looks to crash the BCS party

TCU shocks No. 7 Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. - His ankle injured and his team defeated, Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson had few words to explain what had just happened.

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.

TCU shocks No. 7 Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. - His ankle injured and his team defeated, Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson had few words to explain what had just happened.

TCU shocks No. 7 Oklahoma

Gas tax move is welcome

Davidson Magnet, No. 1

Davidson Magnet, No. 1
John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School students put on many fine performances each year, but none will be as fine as their performance on this year's SAT scores - at 1,184, it was the highest average score among non-charter schools in Georgia.

Picture less voter fraud
You pretty much have had to use a photo I.D. to do much of anything in recent years.

America, the vulnerable

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

Davidson Magnet, No. 1
John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School students put on many fine performances each year, but none will be as fine as their performance on this year's SAT scores - at 1,184, it was the highest average score among non-charter schools in Georgia.

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.

Picture less voter fraud
You pretty much have had to use a photo I.D. to do much of anything in recent years.

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

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.

Picture less voter fraud

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Eagles edge Northeastern in overtime
BROOKLINE, Mass. - Jonathan Dudley kicked a 24-yard field goal in overtime as Georgia Southern beat Northeastern 41-38 on Saturday.

Austin's running helps Eagles to a tough win
BROOKLINE, Mass. - They never had a doubt.

Eagles edge Northeastern in overtime
BROOKLINE, Mass. - Jonathan Dudley kicked a 24-yard field goal in overtime as Georgia Southern beat Northeastern 41-38 on Saturday.

Austin's running helps Eagles to a tough win
BROOKLINE, Mass. - They never had a doubt.

Jackets tame Tigers
AUBURN, Ala. - Georgia Tech intercepted Brandon Cox four times in the second half and P.J. Daniels ran for 111 yards and a touchdown to help the Yellow Jackets end Auburn's 15-game winning streak with a 23-14 victory Saturday night.

Jackets assistant has ties with foe
AUBURN, Ala. - Bo Nix wears his favorite football jersey everywhere, even to church.

Jackets tame Tigers
AUBURN, Ala. - Georgia Tech intercepted Brandon Cox four times in the second half and P.J. Daniels ran for 111 yards and a touchdown to help the Yellow Jackets end Auburn's 15-game winning streak with a 23-14 victory Saturday night.

Jackets assistant has ties with foe
AUBURN, Ala. - Bo Nix wears his favorite football jersey everywhere, even to church.

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
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.

Austin's running helps Eagles to a tough win

Eagles edge Northeastern in overtime

Jackets tame Tigers

Jackets assistant has ties with foe

Jackets, Tigers in rare meeting

Players with area ties keep playing
The end of the Minor League Baseball regular season, which in most leagues happens next week, means the playoffs are coming.

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 out of playoff race
It's been almost five months since Brian Horwitz last got to show off his home run trot.

Augusta out of playoff race
It's been almost five months since Brian Horwitz last got to show off his home run trot.

Players with area ties keep playing
The end of the Minor League Baseball regular season, which in most leagues happens next week, means the playoffs are coming.

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.

For old time's sake

Browne, Brehaut share the lead as Tiger tumbles

Hurst leads LPGA State Farm Classic

Hurst leads LPGA State Farm Classic
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Solheim Cup player Pat Hurst shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the LPGA State Farm Classic, the final event before the United States faces Europe next week at Crooked Stick.

For old time's sake
As European players doused themselves with champagne to celebrate a Solheim Cup victory in Sweden two years ago, Meg Mallon gathered the old guard on the U.S. team for group photos of what many figured would be the last time together playing for their country.

Browne, Brehaut share the lead as Tiger tumbles
NORTON, Mass. - Olin Browne didn't have a lot of answers Saturday, only birdies.

A casual round of 65 gives Woods the lead

Hurst leads LPGA State Farm Classic
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Solheim Cup player Pat Hurst shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the LPGA State Farm Classic, the final event before the United States faces Europe next week at Crooked Stick.

Browne, Brehaut share the lead as Tiger tumbles
NORTON, Mass. - Olin Browne didn't have a lot of answers Saturday, only birdies.

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
NORTON, Mass. - Tiger Woods doesn't feel as though he's on a roll, but it sure seems that way.

For old time's sake
As European players doused themselves with champagne to celebrate a Solheim Cup victory in Sweden two years ago, Meg Mallon gathered the old guard on the U.S. team for group photos of what many figured would be the last time together playing for their country.

Players with area ties keep playing

Playoff hopes for Jackets stay alive

Augusta out of playoff race

Jackets stick to ground for win

By any name, Walker shines

Friday's scores

Wildcats shut down Knights

Razorbacks fume over call in loss

Cooks, Nordmann rush Irish to easy first win

Wiley runs wild for Patriots over 'Pack

Defense beats up Tigers

Warriors move to 3-0 with win

Hornets cruise after rough opening half

Luckey pass helps Butler duck loss

Georgia High School Football Scores

How the Top 10 high school teams fared

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

By any name, Walker shines
Laney's players have unusual nicknames.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

By any name, Walker shines
Laney's players have unusual nicknames.

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.

Friday's scores
Here are scores from Friday's prep football action.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

How the Top 10 high school teams fared
Here is how the Top Ten teams in The Associated Press high school football polls fared this week:

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.

How the Top 10 high school teams fared
Here is how the Top Ten teams in The Associated Press high school football polls fared this week:

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

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.

Friday's scores
Here are scores from Friday's prep football action.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Morning mayhem gets the day jumping
It is between 5 and 6 a.m. and the household is humming. Out of the corner of my eye I'm watching the dog.

Morning mayhem gets the day jumping
It is between 5 and 6 a.m. and the household is humming. Out of the corner of my eye I'm watching the dog.

Reds pound Braves in 12th
ATLANTA - Jason LaRue's pinch-hit grand slam capped a five-run 12th inning, and Ken Griffey Jr. connected before getting injured to help the Cincinnati Reds end a five-game losing streak with an 8-3 victory Sunday over the Atlanta Braves.

Chief Justice dies at home

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

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.

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 ... ."

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

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

Who helps us in our time of need?

Uncle Toms impede genuine progress

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

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 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

Poll didn't show calendar support

Altitude seems to elevate anxiety

Middle names can be problem in marriage

North Carolina has 'land of waterfalls'

U.S. sticks with passport plan

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

Couple modernizes house built in 1896

Pensacola: Blue Angels practice shows draw fans

Black market for tickets is dark side of theme park tourism

Middle names can be problem in marriage
Dear Carson: I have a question concerning the answer you gave to "Name Quandary." I agree with your answer that the proper name for a woman after marriage is first name, maiden name, new last name. My problem is that everyone has known me by my middle name since birth and I have had no desire to drop my maiden name.

Couple modernizes house built in 1896
The south Augusta neighborhood around Jerry Skinner's home has changed dramatically since he moved there, but the feel of the land has stayed rural, even as development has brought many more houses to the area.

Pensacola: Blue Angels practice shows draw fans
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Air show spectators often cope with huge crowds, heavy traffic and long treks from distant parking lots to see the Navy's Blue Angels perform their aerial artistry, but not Billy Colburn.

Altitude seems to elevate anxiety
I've never been at ease with flying. The highest altitudes I generally ever reach are when I climb the attic stairs to drag down the Christmas decorations, and even then I get a little woozy.

Middle names can be problem in marriage
Dear Carson: I have a question concerning the answer you gave to "Name Quandary." I agree with your answer that the proper name for a woman after marriage is first name, maiden name, new last name. My problem is that everyone has known me by my middle name since birth and I have had no desire to drop my maiden name.

Couple modernizes house built in 1896
The south Augusta neighborhood around Jerry Skinner's home has changed dramatically since he moved there, but the feel of the land has stayed rural, even as development has brought many more houses to the area.

North Carolina has 'land of waterfalls'
BREVARD, N.C. - They are well hidden behind 30-foot tall thickets of wild rhododendron and mountain laurel, but the sound of water cascading through the mountain treasures is impossible to ignore.

U.S. sticks with passport plan
WASHINGTON - The government upheld plans Thursday to require travelers from Canada, Mexico and other allied nations to show a passport or other secure document to enter the country.

Black market for tickets is dark side of theme park tourism
ORLANDO, Fla. - Roberto Alvarez was jealous of the amount of time his girlfriend spent with the head of a crime family that dealt in millions of dollars of contraband, so he became a confidential informant for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

North Carolina has 'land of waterfalls'
BREVARD, N.C. - They are well hidden behind 30-foot tall thickets of wild rhododendron and mountain laurel, but the sound of water cascading through the mountain treasures is impossible to ignore.

Altitude seems to elevate anxiety
I've never been at ease with flying. The highest altitudes I generally ever reach are when I climb the attic stairs to drag down the Christmas decorations, and even then I get a little woozy.

Black market for tickets is dark side of theme park tourism
ORLANDO, Fla. - Roberto Alvarez was jealous of the amount of time his girlfriend spent with the head of a crime family that dealt in millions of dollars of contraband, so he became a confidential informant for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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.

U.S. sticks with passport plan
WASHINGTON - The government upheld plans Thursday to require travelers from Canada, Mexico and other allied nations to show a passport or other secure document to enter the country.

Pensacola: Blue Angels practice shows draw fans
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Air show spectators often cope with huge crowds, heavy traffic and long treks from distant parking lots to see the Navy's Blue Angels perform their aerial artistry, but not Billy Colburn.

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.

Ways to help storm victims

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

Strategies can help drivers reduce costs

Strangers help displaced couple have wedding day
The wedding presents had just started to arrive when Michelle Willis and Bryan Ensley fled their Metairie, La., home last week to escape Hurricane Katrina.

Katrina survivors find help in Augusta
Hundreds of evacuees from Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida, fleeing the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, made their way to the Garden City on Saturday.

Labor Day Holiday closings
The following schedules have been announced:

Strangers help displaced couple have wedding day

Police arrest man in slaying
Richmond County sheriff's investigators have arrested an Augusta man in connection with the slaying of his 60-year-old neighbor last month.

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

Area is finding ways to help

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.

Katrina survivors find help in Augusta
Hundreds of evacuees from Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida, fleeing the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, made their way to the Garden City on Saturday.

Hotels blaming woes on fuel cost

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Chatham County court to get dog-burning case

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Two soldiers from Griffin, Ga. - part of the Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Brigade - were killed when their Humvee hit a roadside bomb, Army officials said Friday.

Recruits sign up despite conflict

Grass that's worse than kudzu takes root in state
CAMILLA, Ga. - Cogon grass, a pushy Asian weed that has overwhelmed forests, wildlife and even primitive cultures, has established a beachhead into Georgia, where officials have formed a task force to stamp it out, or at least stop its spread.

News you can use

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The author and publisher of a book about serial rapist-killer Richard Marc Evonitz has settled a lawsuit against her for $4,500, according to court documents.

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.

Auto thefts rise in area
AIKEN - Don't even think about leaving that car door unlocked.

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

All in the family
The moment Will Gerardot spots Katie Whitaker, he races across the lobby of Fort Discovery toward her.

Police arrest man in slaying
Richmond County sheriff's investigators have arrested an Augusta man in connection with the slaying of his 60-year-old neighbor last month.

Recruits sign up despite conflict
FLORENCE, S.C. - For 18-year-old Robert Paul Byrd, joining the Army means realizing a dream he's had since he was 7 years old and playing war in the South Carolina woods.

Labor Day Holiday closings

Shocks from Taser might have killed inmates, doctor reports
ATLANTA - Multiple shocks from a Taser could have led to the deaths of two Gwinnett County inmates, a medical examiner said.

Kid of the Day

Schools hope to get new weather equipment

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use

Where we live
Leaning over the wheel, focused on what began as just another lump of earth, Shishir Chokshi begins to form a work of art. Covered in clay from head to toe, he pauses for a sip of Guinness in his rustic studio at Tire City Potters and Frameworks.

Laney Band director might be fired
Richmond County schools Superintendent Charles Larke has moved to fire a Lucy C. Laney High School band teacher after discovering salacious e-mails written to female students.

Across the area

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

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.

Study identifies problem streets
The traffic doesn't flow too well down Flowing Wells Road, and there's little doubt that Dougherty Road in Aiken will have delays for drivers.

Where we live

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day

Professor showed 'lack of judgment'

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Calls crowd phone lines

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.

Firm hopes renovations help downtown revival

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.

Laney Band director might be fired
Richmond County schools Superintendent Charles Larke has moved to fire a Lucy C. Laney High School band teacher after discovering salacious e-mails written to female students.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Sarah Martinez, 4, of Augusta.

Strategies can help drivers reduce costs
If nowhere else, gasoline is certainly taking drivers to the cleaners these days. But a few strategies could make the trip less painful.

Strangers help displaced couple have wedding day
The wedding presents had just started to arrive when Michelle Willis and Bryan Ensley fled their Metairie, La., home last week to escape Hurricane Katrina.

Study identifies problem streets
The traffic doesn't flow too well down Flowing Wells Road, and there's little doubt that Dougherty Road in Aiken will have delays for drivers.

Across the area

Recruits sign up despite conflict
FLORENCE, S.C. - For 18-year-old Robert Paul Byrd, joining the Army means realizing a dream he's had since he was 7 years old and playing war in the South Carolina woods.

Across the Southeast

Across Georgia

Police search for man in Martinez bank robbery

Where we live
Leaning over the wheel, focused on what began as just another lump of earth, Shishir Chokshi begins to form a work of art. Covered in clay from head to toe, he pauses for a sip of Guinness in his rustic studio at Tire City Potters and Frameworks.

Search for missing can be tricky

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Sarah Martinez, 4, of Augusta.

Ex-mayor remembered as 'wonderful'

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Two soldiers from Griffin, Ga. - part of the Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Brigade - were killed when their Humvee hit a roadside bomb, Army officials said Friday.

Across the area
An Augusta man told police he was assaulted and robbed late Friday by two men.

Across the southeast
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. - About a dozen members of the Ku Klux Klan began protesting Saturday outside a meeting of United Methodists who want gays welcomed in all aspects of church life.

Prosecutors request transfer of pharmacy

Laney Band director might be fired

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

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.

All in the family
The moment Will Gerardot spots Katie Whitaker, he races across the lobby of Fort Discovery toward her.

Grass that's worse than kudzu takes root in state

Experts spread blame for gas cost
Drivers today snap their heads around to read filling station signs the way teenage boys ogle girls. A low price is almost a thing of beauty these days.

Across South Carolina

Auto thefts rise in area
AIKEN - Don't even think about leaving that car door unlocked.

Focus of tax list is honed

Labor Day Holiday closings
The following schedules have been announced:

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.

Shocks from Taser might have killed inmates, doctor reports
ATLANTA - Multiple shocks from a Taser could have led to the deaths of two Gwinnett County inmates, a medical examiner said.

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.

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

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.

Across the area
An Augusta man told police he was assaulted and robbed late Friday by two men.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The author and publisher of a book about serial rapist-killer Richard Marc Evonitz has settled a lawsuit against her for $4,500, according to court documents.

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.

Labor Day Holiday closings

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

Across Georgia

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.

Study identifies problem streets

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.

Auto thefts rise in area

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

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

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

Across the southeast

Across the area
An Augusta man told police he was assaulted and robbed late Friday by two men.

Police arrest man in slaying

Across the southeast
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. - About a dozen members of the Ku Klux Klan began protesting Saturday outside a meeting of United Methodists who want gays welcomed in all aspects of church life.

All in the family

Experts spread blame for gas cost
Drivers today snap their heads around to read filling station signs the way teenage boys ogle girls. A low price is almost a thing of beauty these days.

Katrina survivors find help in Augusta

Strategies can help drivers reduce costs
If nowhere else, gasoline is certainly taking drivers to the cleaners these days. But a few strategies could make the trip less painful.

Shocks from Taser might have killed inmates, doctor reports

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.

Experts spread blame for gas cost

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Grass that's worse than kudzu takes root in state
CAMILLA, Ga. - Cogon grass, a pushy Asian weed that has overwhelmed forests, wildlife and even primitive cultures, has established a beachhead into Georgia, where officials have formed a task force to stamp it out, or at least stop its spread.

Worries about Georgia eased
ATHENS, Ga. - Maybe it was the thick air. Maybe it was the humidity. Maybe it was the 186,000 eyes trained upon them.

Worries about Georgia eased
ATHENS, Ga. - Maybe it was the thick air. Maybe it was the humidity. Maybe it was the 186,000 eyes trained upon them.

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.

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.

Capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Capsule reviews of new films

Dave Matthews Band to perform hurricane benefit

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.

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.

Edwards wins first Cup pole; leads Roush sweep of top four

Edwards wins first Cup pole; leads Roush sweep of top four
FONTANA, Calif. - Carl Edwards led a Roush Racing sweep of the top four spots in Saturday's qualifying for the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at California Speedway.

Edwards wins first Cup pole; leads Roush sweep of top four
FONTANA, Calif. - Carl Edwards led a Roush Racing sweep of the top four spots in Saturday's qualifying for the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at California Speedway.

Saints player Joe Horn visits refugees at Astrodome

Dunn takes up Katrina cause

Six RBs make Atlanta's 53-man roster

Davis makes successful return from surgery

Saints to play opener at Giants Stadium

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

Miss Catrina Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Albert W. Rhodes, Jr.    (WATKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ben Robinson    (ALBANY, N.Y.)

Mr. Francis S. Dennis, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Katherine Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Clementine Sandwich    (GREENVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mollie J. Pitts    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. James U. Milton    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Ethel C. Gibson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Rev. W. Marvin Poe    (ROME, Ga.)

Mr. Elzie Kinard    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Grady Blakey    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Vince L. Farkas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce Hadden    (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Grady Blakey    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Jeffers    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Francis S. Dennis, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Sanders, Jr.    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Miss Catrina Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Smith    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Ray R. Tanton    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Ray R. Tanton    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Lauryn Melanie Heyward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nancy Guy Cox    (MEMPHIS, Tenn.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mollie J. Pitts    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Troy V. Thomas    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. C.W. Welch    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Sanders, Jr.    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Rev. W. Marvin Poe    (ROME, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Smith    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ray R. Tanton    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Rev. Paul Sherrod    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Troy V. Thomas    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Turner    (MACEDONIA COMMUNITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Valentine    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Alton Reid, Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Vinson    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean J. Coggins    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Sanders, Jr.    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Cardel Taylor    (SUMMERTOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Jeffers    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Lawrence Gregory    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Vinson    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Geneva Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elzie Kinard    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Herring    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eunice Valentine    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrtle Malpass    (BOE AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Washington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

MSgt. Alfred Malone, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert W. Rhodes, Jr.    (WATKINSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Francis M. Lord    (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Patricia Kirkendoll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Kirkendoll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

MSgt. Alfred Malone, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Herring    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean J. Coggins    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Vince L. Farkas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mollie J. Pitts    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Cardel Taylor    (SUMMERTOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Vinson    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Gregory    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. C.W. Welch    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel C. Gibson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Turner    (MACEDONIA COMMUNITY, Ga.)

Mr. Vince L. Farkas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Katherine Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Geneva Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Murray    (MESENA, Ga.)

Mr. Francis S. Dennis, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle Malpass    (BOE AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lauryn Melanie Heyward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nancy Guy Cox    (MEMPHIS, Tenn.)

Mr. Lawrence Gregory    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph D. Wright, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vince L. Farkas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Buchanan    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Murray    (MESENA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Burnett    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Daisy Jeffers    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Buchanan    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Larry Burnett    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mollie J. Pitts    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph D. Wright, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ben Robinson    (ALBANY, N.Y.)

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

Mrs. Clementine Sandwich    (GREENVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce Hadden    (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lawrence Gregory    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ray R. Tanton    (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Effie Vinson    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Alton Reid, Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Troy V. Thomas (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph D. Wright, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Guy Cox (MEMPHIS, Tenn.)

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

Mrs. Patricia Kirkendoll (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Clementine Sandwich (GREENVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Valentine (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Grady Blakey (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

MSgt. Alfred Malone, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Myrtle Malpass (BOE AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Clarence Murray (MESENA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Susan Smith (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. Paul Sherrod (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Effie Vinson (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Cardel Taylor (SUMMERTOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Henry Washington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce Hadden (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

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

Miss Katherine Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Buchanan (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Lauryn Melanie Heyward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Catrina Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Burnett (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Herring (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Albert W. Rhodes, Jr. (WATKINSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ethel C. Gibson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Sanders, Jr. (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

Mr. Alton Reid, Jr. (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Vinson (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Francis M. Lord (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Lawrence Gregory (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Turner (MACEDONIA COMMUNITY, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Daisy Jeffers (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Francis S. Dennis, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Lawrence Gregory (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Report finds serious SRS issues are unaddressed
Dr. Susan Woods is obviously a very bright, talented scientist who takes her work very seriously. However, I must respectfully disagree with her conclusion that Savannah River Site is a safe, risk-free environment and of no concern to surrounding communities and the work force.

Report finds serious SRS issues are unaddressed
Dr. Susan Woods is obviously a very bright, talented scientist who takes her work very seriously. However, I must respectfully disagree with her conclusion that Savannah River Site is a safe, risk-free environment and of no concern to surrounding communities and the work force.

Testing success lies with pupils, not prep class
Over the past year, I have held my tongue concerning the Richmond County Board of Education's claims in this paper concerning the SAT prep class they recently instituted in several high schools.

Testing success lies with pupils, not prep class
Over the past year, I have held my tongue concerning the Richmond County Board of Education's claims in this paper concerning the SAT prep class they recently instituted in several high schools.

Testing success lies with pupils, not prep class
Over the past year, I have held my tongue concerning the Richmond County Board of Education's claims in this paper concerning the SAT prep class they recently instituted in several high schools.

Report finds serious SRS issues are unaddressed
Dr. Susan Woods is obviously a very bright, talented scientist who takes her work very seriously. However, I must respectfully disagree with her conclusion that Savannah River Site is a safe, risk-free environment and of no concern to surrounding communities and the work force.

Overtime

Sports announcements

Overtime

Blake topples No. 2 Nadal

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

Overtime
In Spartanburg, S.C., USC Aiken's women's cross country team placed 10th out of 25 schools in the Eye Opener Invitational on Saturday.

Blake topples No. 2 Nadal
NEW YORK - Misfortune's victim for so long, James Blake punctuated the Hollywood-like turnaround of his life and career by upsetting French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Saturday at the U.S. Open.

Blake topples No. 2 Nadal
NEW YORK - Misfortune's victim for so long, James Blake punctuated the Hollywood-like turnaround of his life and career by upsetting French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Saturday 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.

Sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

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.

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.

Overtime
In Spartanburg, S.C., USC Aiken's women's cross country team placed 10th out of 25 schools in the Eye Opener Invitational on Saturday.

Climbers offer no walk in the park
CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. - For decades, visitors have come to Chimney Rock Park and climbed the more than 400 steps to the top of the "Rock" to take in the spectacular views of Lake Lure and the cliffs of the Blue Ridge.

Climbers offer no walk in the park
CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. - For decades, visitors have come to Chimney Rock Park and climbed the more than 400 steps to the top of the "Rock" to take in the spectacular views of Lake Lure and the cliffs of the Blue Ridge.

Love boat
Ed and Mary Harley know the secret to a long and successful marriage: fish hard, fish often. The North Augusta couple celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary by loading up on hybrids at Thurmond Lake with Capt. David Willard of Edgefield, S.C.

Outdoors calendar

Love boat
Ed and Mary Harley know the secret to a long and successful marriage: fish hard, fish often. The North Augusta couple celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary by loading up on hybrids at Thurmond Lake with Capt. David Willard of Edgefield, S.C.

Climbers offer no walk in the park

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Love boat

This weekend is for the birds
If you weren't watching football Saturday, chances are you were immersed in the other Labor Day weekend pastime: shooting birds.

This weekend is for the birds
If you weren't watching football Saturday, chances are you were immersed in the other Labor Day weekend pastime: shooting birds.

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.

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.

Six RBs make Atlanta's 53-man roster
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - DeAndra Cobb and Marlion Jackson made the final cut as the Atlanta Falcons decided to keep six running backs on the 53-man roster they submitted to the NFL Saturday.

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.

Six RBs make Atlanta's 53-man roster
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - DeAndra Cobb and Marlion Jackson made the final cut as the Atlanta Falcons decided to keep six running backs on the 53-man roster they submitted to the NFL Saturday.

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 player Joe Horn visits refugees at Astrodome
HOUSTON - Three-year-old Aaron Carter timidly hoisted a small football skyward to Saints receiver Joe Horn, who reached down and gave the boy a hug before signing.

Saints player Joe Horn visits refugees at Astrodome
HOUSTON - Three-year-old Aaron Carter timidly hoisted a small football skyward to Saints receiver Joe Horn, who reached down and gave the boy a hug before signing.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

This weekend is for the birds

Boise State's bid for BCS begins today

Worries about Georgia eased

ABC's new fall series
ABC's five new prime-time television series:

FOX's new fall series
Fox's seven new prime-time television series:

Fall TV season banks on sci-fi, mystery plots

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.

FOX's new fall series
Fox's seven new prime-time television series:

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.

Fall TV season banks on sci-fi, mystery plots
LOS ANGELES - There's a network conspiracy afoot, and viewers are the target. The cunning fall scheme: Keep 'em guessing.

CBS's new fall series
CBS's six new prime-time television series:

UPN's new fall series
UPN's new fall series:

CBS's new fall series

TV highlights (and lowlights) for the week
"While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades," Tom Brokaw says, "the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships."

WB's new fall series

NBC's new fall series
NBC's six new prime-time television series:

UPN's new fall series

CBS's new fall series
CBS's six new prime-time television series:

FOX's new fall series

Relief efforts trump 'American Idol' auditions in Memphis

ABC's new fall series

WB's new fall series
WB's four new prime-time television series:

NBC's new fall series

NBC's new fall series
NBC's six new prime-time television series:

TV highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Fall TV season banks on sci-fi, mystery plots
LOS ANGELES - There's a network conspiracy afoot, and viewers are the target. The cunning fall scheme: Keep 'em guessing.

TV highlights (and lowlights) for the week
"While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades," Tom Brokaw says, "the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships."

ABC's new fall series
ABC's five new prime-time television series:

UPN's new fall series
UPN's new fall series:

WB's new fall series
WB's four new prime-time television series:

Hurricane Katrina felt across entertainment world

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

Hilary Duff to donate $250,000 to hurricane relief

Carter's return is special occasion
Of all the players on Boise State's 85-man roster, running back Antwaun Carter was looking forward to the season-opener against Georgia most of all.

Bulldogs thrive off miscues
ATHENS, Ga. - The D.J. Shockley Era at Georgia won't be a long one, but it could be quite memorable based on the senior quarterback's debut as a starter.

Carter's return is special occasion
Of all the players on Boise State's 85-man roster, running back Antwaun Carter was looking forward to the season-opener against Georgia most of all.

Bulldogs thrive off miscues
ATHENS, Ga. - The D.J. Shockley Era at Georgia won't be a long one, but it could be quite memorable based on the senior quarterback's debut as a starter.

Bulldogs thrive off miscues

Carter's return is special occasion

Area adult literacy sites

Redcliffe artifacts to be displayed

CSRA Bridge results

Events

Cast members putting their own spin on characters

Meetings

This week

Across the river

Aiken soccer tournament keeps growing

Cost estimates for new elementary school come in over budget

North Augusta is gearing up for city festival

Around the block

Silver Bluff's SAT scores are higher

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Recycling centers

Pet of the week

Reunions

Recreation calendar

Aiken panel musters support for arts

Athlete Spotlight Terese Lavan

Pumping water out of city will take weeks

Germany to offer aid to help with Katrina aftermath

Railroads, grain elevators in limbo following storm's aftermath

Administration did not anticipate outbreak of lawlessness

Forgotten people grow desperate

Blasts heard along New Orleans' waterfront

National Guardsmen pour into Louisiana

Storm victims reach Astrodome only to find it full

Hurricane takes a toll in jobs

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

Thousands complain about gas price gouging

Questions raised about preparedness for storm

Administration ready to release crude oil

Faith digetst

Faith calendar

Conference to hear tale of woman's cancer fight

Muslim leader works to move Muslims toward mainstream

Pentecost is time of mission work