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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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:

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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:

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

'Double Tap' both disappoints and elates

'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
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.

'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
As they contemplate that bracing cup of hot java every morning, probably few people reflect on the history of their favorite drink.

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.

History of coffee a real eye-opener

Morning mayhem gets the day jumping

Big innings help Braves topple Reds

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.

Reds lower boom on Kolb
ATLANTA - A couple of National League teams got together Sunday afternoon and hand-wrapped an enormous present for a team that you wouldn't think they'd help.

Braves' bullpen bolstered by rookie Lerew

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.

Giles' big day goes to waste

Giles' big day goes to waste
ATLANTA - Marcus Giles didn't get to enjoy the best day in his career.

Giles' big day goes to waste
ATLANTA - Marcus Giles didn't get to enjoy the best day in his career.

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.

Reds lower boom on Kolb
ATLANTA - A couple of National League teams got together Sunday afternoon and hand-wrapped an enormous present for a team that you wouldn't think they'd help.

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.

Reds lower boom on Kolb

High-tech parking meters rake in coins

High-tech parking meters rake in coins
PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. - In this seaside town, parking meters don't grant those magical few minutes on someone else's dime. Each time a car pulls away from a space, the meter automatically resets to zero.

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.

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.

High-tech parking meters rake in coins
PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. - In this seaside town, parking meters don't grant those magical few minutes on someone else's dime. Each time a car pulls away from a space, the meter automatically resets to zero.

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.

On the move

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

Business licenses

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.

Katrina's economic toll may be felt globally well into 2006
NEW YORK - The physical and psychological damage caused by Hurricane Katrina is likely to reverberate across the global economy in ways that will curb growth well into 2006, economists say.

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.

Katrina's economic toll may be felt globally well into 2006
NEW YORK - The physical and psychological damage caused by Hurricane Katrina is likely to reverberate across the global economy in ways that will curb growth well into 2006, economists say.

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.

Katrina's economic toll may be felt globally well into 2006

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

Business calendar

Working with their hands

Editorial Cartoon

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.

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.

Tigers ruin Aggies' big chance

Tigers ruin Aggies' big chance
CLEMSON, S.C. - Texas A&M quarterback Reggie McNeal doesn't think Texas A&M's moment has passed, even though the Aggies squandered the chance to make a national splash at Clemson.

Clemson kicker schools Aggies

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.

Tigers ruin Aggies' big chance
CLEMSON, S.C. - Texas A&M quarterback Reggie McNeal doesn't think Texas A&M's moment has passed, even though the Aggies squandered the chance to make a national splash at Clemson.

Miami looking for seventh straight win over Florida State

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.

Oklahoma, Auburn stumble in openers
AUBURN, Ala. - Bob Stoops found much to dislike in Oklahoma's season-opening performance. No consistent running game. Poor pass protection. Errant throws.

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.

Oklahoma, Auburn stumble in openers
AUBURN, Ala. - Bob Stoops found much to dislike in Oklahoma's season-opening performance. No consistent running game. Poor pass protection. Errant throws.

Oklahoma, Auburn stumble in openers

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

Miami looking for seventh straight win over Florida State
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State quarterback Drew Weatherford and Kyle Wright, his counterpart from Miami, are about to take center stage in one of college football's greatest rivalries.

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.

Zook wins first game at Illinois

TCU shocks No. 7 Oklahoma

Miami looking for seventh straight win over Florida State
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State quarterback Drew Weatherford and Kyle Wright, his counterpart from Miami, are about to take center stage in one of college football's greatest rivalries.

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.

Volunteers work hardest
Labor Day in this great country usually marks an occasion for two phenomena: first, to honor the nation's work force - the most hard-working and productive in history; second, for working families to take a well-earned day off to enjoy family get-togethers, neighborhood barbecues, or a good movie or sports event.

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

Faithful to the end
It seems obvious to say that words mean what they mean. But nowhere is it less obvious, it seems, than at the U.S. Supreme Court - which is under constant pressure to read into the Constitution what special interest groups want to read into it.

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

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.

Volunteers work hardest

Faithful to the end

Davidson Magnet, No. 1

Volunteers work hardest
Labor Day in this great country usually marks an occasion for two phenomena: first, to honor the nation's work force - the most hard-working and productive in history; second, for working families to take a well-earned day off to enjoy family get-togethers, neighborhood barbecues, or a good movie or sports event.

Faithful to the end
It seems obvious to say that words mean what they mean. But nowhere is it less obvious, it seems, than at the U.S. Supreme Court - which is under constant pressure to read into the Constitution what special interest groups want to read into it.

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

People in the News
ROME - Thousands of fans clapped and danced as Elton John performed "Daniel" and some of his other hits at a free concert outside the ancient Roman Colosseum.

People in the News
ROME - Thousands of fans clapped and danced as Elton John performed "Daniel" and some of his other hits at a free concert outside the ancient Roman Colosseum.

More index investors make the switch to ETFs
Praised for their low cost, tax efficiency and transparency, exchange-traded funds are considered the wave of the future by many financial professionals, but you should make sure they're right for you before making the switch from traditional index funds.

More index investors make the switch to ETFs

More index investors make the switch to ETFs
Praised for their low cost, tax efficiency and transparency, exchange-traded funds are considered the wave of the future by many financial professionals, but you should make sure they're right for you before making the switch from traditional index funds.

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.

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.

Jackets look to avoid history
AUBURN, Ala. - Considering who Georgia Tech had just beaten and the circumstances surrounding it, the Yellow Jackets' celebration sounded tame after Saturday's 23-14 victory over Auburn.

Jackets look to avoid history
AUBURN, Ala. - Considering who Georgia Tech had just beaten and the circumstances surrounding it, the Yellow Jackets' celebration sounded tame after Saturday's 23-14 victory over Auburn.

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

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 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.

Austin's running helps Eagles to a tough win

Eagles edge Northeastern in overtime

Jackets assistant has ties with foe

Jackets tame Tigers

Jackets look to avoid history

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.

GreenJackets get relief too late
Augusta GreenJackets pitcher Darren Sack didn't make it through four innings in any of his final three starts of the season.

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.

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.

GreenJackets get relief too late
Augusta GreenJackets pitcher Darren Sack didn't make it through four innings in any of his final three starts of the season.

Keep the balance: Be good even as others seesaw to bad

Browne, Brehaut share the lead as Tiger tumbles

Goosen wins China Masters

Goosen wins China Masters
BEIJING - Retief Goosen shot an 8-under-par 64 Sunday to win the China Masters, with U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell six strokes back as the runner-up.

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.

Hurst leads LPGA State Farm Classic

Hurst wins LPGA State Farm Classic

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.

A wild scramble for everyone but Woods

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

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.

A wild scramble for everyone but Woods
NORTON, Mass. - John Rollins was going nowhere Sunday when he jokingly told his caddie to brace himself for a record back nine at the Deutsche Bank Championship. He had no idea it would leave him atop the leaderboard, part of the largest logjam on the PGA Tour in 22 years.

Garcia wins European Masters by a shot
CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland - Sergio Garcia won the European Masters by a stroke Sunday, chipping in for a birdie on the 16th hole in a 3-under-par 68 to hold off Sweden's Peter Gustafsson.

Irwin wins First Tee Open
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Hale Irwin won for the first time since turning 60 in June, shooting a 4-under 68 at Pebble Beach on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over three players in the Champions Tour's First Tee Open.

For old time's sake

A wild scramble for everyone but Woods
NORTON, Mass. - John Rollins was going nowhere Sunday when he jokingly told his caddie to brace himself for a record back nine at the Deutsche Bank Championship. He had no idea it would leave him atop the leaderboard, part of the largest logjam on the PGA Tour in 22 years.

Irwin wins First Tee Open
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Hale Irwin won for the first time since turning 60 in June, shooting a 4-under 68 at Pebble Beach on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over three players in the Champions Tour's First Tee Open.

Hurst wins LPGA State Farm Classic
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Pat Hurst, in a big boost for next weekend's Solheim Cup, won the LPGA State Farm Classic on Sunday with a three-shot victory over defending champion Cristie Kerr.

Garcia wins European Masters by a shot

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.

Irwin wins First Tee Open

Goosen wins China Masters
BEIJING - Retief Goosen shot an 8-under-par 64 Sunday to win the China Masters, with U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell six strokes back as the runner-up.

Hurst wins LPGA State Farm Classic
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Pat Hurst, in a big boost for next weekend's Solheim Cup, won the LPGA State Farm Classic on Sunday with a three-shot victory over defending champion Cristie Kerr.

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

Garcia wins European Masters by a shot
CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland - Sergio Garcia won the European Masters by a stroke Sunday, chipping in for a birdie on the 16th hole in a 3-under-par 68 to hold off Sweden's Peter Gustafsson.

Players with area ties keep playing

Augusta out of playoff race

GreenJackets get relief too late

How the Top 10 high school teams fared

Friday's scores

By any name, Walker shines

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

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

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:

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:

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

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

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.

Avoid mistakes; make new Iraq plan
I believe the greates mistakes one can make in this life are: (1) to not live by God's works; (2) to not have a plan for one's actions; (3) to go along with a program because of what people say rather than what they do; and finally, (4) to refuse to admit one's errors in life. James Walton, Augusta

Editorial smacks of McCarthyism
I was not at all suprised to read the Aug. 28 Augusta Chronicle editorial, "Now add 'anti-Georgia'." The bashing of former President Jimmy Carter has been an obsession of The Chronicle's editorial staff for a long time. Grady Abrams, Martinez

Mental health spirituality can mix
Here we go again - Tom Cruise of the Scientology cult confusing those who have mental health disorders ("Mental-health needs put believers in dilemma," July 30). The same Augusta Chronicle article quotes two California pastors who teach that "people are afflicted with proglems of the soul, not illnesses of the mind." Dan Cook, Augusta

Editorial smacks of McCarthyism
I was not at all suprised to read the Aug. 28 Augusta Chronicle editorial, "Now add 'anti-Georgia'." The bashing of former President Jimmy Carter has been an obsession of The Chronicle's editorial staff for a long time. Grady Abrams, Martinez

Avoid mistakes; make new Iraq plan
I believe the greates mistakes one can make in this life are: (1) to not live by God's works; (2) to not have a plan for one's actions; (3) to go along with a program because of what people say rather than what they do; and finally, (4) to refuse to admit one's errors in life. James Walton, Augusta

Avoid mistakes; make new Iraq plan

Editorial smacks of McCarthyism

Mental health spirituality can mix
Here we go again - Tom Cruise of the Scientology cult confusing those who have mental health disorders ("Mental-health needs put believers in dilemma," July 30). The same Augusta Chronicle article quotes two California pastors who teach that "people are afflicted with proglems of the soul, not illnesses of the mind." Dan Cook, Augusta

Mental health spirituality can mix

U.S. sticks with passport plan

More parents using tech tools to keep tabs on the kids

Pensacola: Blue Angels practice shows draw fans

Study: Giving superaspirin before angioplasty saves lives

Couple modernizes house built in 1896

Google tools cater to info tastes

Altitude seems to elevate anxiety

North Carolina has 'land of waterfalls'

Study: Newer drugs better at lowering blood pressure

Game Boy Micro a missed opportunity

Middle names can be problem in marriage

Black market for tickets is dark side of theme park tourism

More parents using tech tools to keep tabs on the kids
CHICAGO - In this case, it isn't Big Brother who's watching - it's Big Mother (or Father).

Study: Giving superaspirin before angioplasty saves lives
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Giving heart attack patients a dose of "superaspirin" before rather than during a procedure to restore blood flow to the heart could save tens of thousands of lives a year, new research suggests.

Study: Giving superaspirin before angioplasty saves lives
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Giving heart attack patients a dose of "superaspirin" before rather than during a procedure to restore blood flow to the heart could save tens of thousands of lives a year, new research suggests.

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.

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.

Game Boy Micro a missed opportunity
DALLAS - Nintendo Co.'s new Game Boy Micro handheld could have been so much more than a tiny hunk of plastic that plays video games.

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.

More parents using tech tools to keep tabs on the kids
CHICAGO - In this case, it isn't Big Brother who's watching - it's Big Mother (or Father).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Google tools cater to info tastes
NEW YORK - Google Inc.'s fortunes have risen on its ability to entice digital consumers, gauging their desires based on their online travels.

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.

Study: Newer drugs better at lowering blood pressure
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - A combination of newer medicines is better at lowering blood pressure and more effective at reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes than the more traditional combination of drugs, major new research suggests.

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.

Google tools cater to info tastes
NEW YORK - Google Inc.'s fortunes have risen on its ability to entice digital consumers, gauging their desires based on their online travels.

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.

Study: Newer drugs better at lowering blood pressure
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - A combination of newer medicines is better at lowering blood pressure and more effective at reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes than the more traditional combination of drugs, major new research suggests.

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.

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.

Game Boy Micro a missed opportunity
DALLAS - Nintendo Co.'s new Game Boy Micro handheld could have been so much more than a tiny hunk of plastic that plays video games.

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.

Man leads efforts to reclaim neighborhood
When standing at the site of the King Villa neighborhood in Columbia County, Roscoe Bussey says he remembers many things.

Father, son train for Army together
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Soaked in sweat and covered in mud, 36-year-old Pvt. Luis "Pops" Amaro wanted a gulp of water after he completed the demanding Army obstacle course. Later that morning, his 18-year-old son, Joshua, unloaded his M-16 at a target 25 meters away.

Across Georgia

Across the southeast

Money sought for poor schools

Man charged in computer theft
An Augusta man has been charged with stealing computer equipment that was to have been installed at a Richmond County school, police said.

The week ahead

Officials review start date after death on school track
In the wake of Chelsea Collins' death, Columbia County school officials might poll parents about changing the early August start date of school.

Kid of the Day

Strangers help displaced couple have wedding day

Area hasn't favored unions

Katrina survivors find help in Augusta

Father, son train for Army together

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.

Five questions with a clown

Gas costs might fuel pump drive-offs
AIKEN - When drivers began to panic this week about gas, The Wave Fuel Stop in Aiken had cars backed up in the street with people waiting to fill up.

Across South Carolina
BAMBERG - Bamberg Fire Chief Timmy Taylor said he thought he'd lost both his son and his family last week when Hurricane Katrina washed over Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Across South Carolina
BAMBERG - Bamberg Fire Chief Timmy Taylor said he thought he'd lost both his son and his family last week when Hurricane Katrina washed over Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - A University of Georgia student has been arrested after he tried to cash a fraudulent $10,000 U.S. Treasury Department check, Athens-Clarke police said.

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

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested early Sunday after his vehicle collided with a Richmond County sheriff's patrol car, police said.

Labor Day Holiday closings
The following schedules have been announced:

The week ahead
North Augusta will hold Rest Fest 2005 from 3 to 9:30 p.m. at Riverview Park. The event features children's games; rides; and live entertainment, including Joey Bridwell, Lyka Champ, Shiloh and Ray Scott. For information, call 441-4300.

Experts spread blame for gas cost

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kailyn Jackson-Carter, 15 months, of Hephzibah.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

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

Federal officials look at Fulton County projects
ATLANTA - Federal investigators are continuing an inquiry into Fulton County school construction and renovation projects.

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

Money sought for poor schools
COLUMBIA - A group of citizen-activists has pledged to raise money for South Carolina's public schools in poor, rural districts.

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

Historic church faces cloudy future
COLUMBIA - The Church of the Holy Cross, they say, gave people a glimpse of heaven.

Area hasn't favored unions
Augusta's history with organized labor goes back to 1886, when local members of the Knights of Labor, one of the first national unions, walked out of textile mills over low wages.

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

Money sought for poor schools
COLUMBIA - A group of citizen-activists has pledged to raise money for South Carolina's public schools in poor, rural districts.

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.

Man charged in computer theft
An Augusta man has been charged with stealing computer equipment that was to have been installed at a Richmond County school, police said.

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.

Job report highlights education
ATLANTA - As the state celebrates Labor Day, a new report confirms what parents and teachers have been saying all along: Education pays off.

Study identifies problem streets

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.

All in the family

Aiken bond deal depends on future sales
AIKEN - What could become one of the biggest bond deals in Aiken County's history hinges on a difficult-to-determine detail - home sales.

Father, son train for Army together
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Soaked in sweat and covered in mud, 36-year-old Pvt. Luis "Pops" Amaro wanted a gulp of water after he completed the demanding Army obstacle course. Later that morning, his 18-year-old son, Joshua, unloaded his M-16 at a target 25 meters away.

Gas costs might fuel pump drive-offs
AIKEN - When drivers began to panic this week about gas, The Wave Fuel Stop in Aiken had cars backed up in the street with people waiting to fill up.

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.

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.

Grass that's worse than kudzu takes root in state

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Across the area

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.

Kid of the Day

Police arrest man in slaying

Where we live

Strategies can help drivers reduce costs

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Across the area

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.

Man charged in computer theft

Job report highlights education
ATLANTA - As the state celebrates Labor Day, a new report confirms what parents and teachers have been saying all along: Education pays off.

Five questions with a clown
Forrest Garner, 57, a construction inspector with the Fort Gordon public works department, is also the acting president of the GeorgiaLina Clown Alley, which is holding the 24th annual convention of the SouthEast Clown Association in Augusta this week.

Labor groups try to adapt to times
Sallie Thomas loved being a school bus driver, but she was getting a little fed up with the job.

Aiken bond deal depends on future sales
AIKEN - What could become one of the biggest bond deals in Aiken County's history hinges on a difficult-to-determine detail - home sales.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kailyn Jackson-Carter, 15 months, of Hephzibah.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Auto thefts rise in area

Historic church faces cloudy future
COLUMBIA - The Church of the Holy Cross, they say, gave people a glimpse of heaven.

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.

Federal officials look at Fulton County projects
ATLANTA - Federal investigators are continuing an inquiry into Fulton County school construction and renovation projects.

Man leads efforts to reclaim neighborhood
When standing at the site of the King Villa neighborhood in Columbia County, Roscoe Bussey says he remembers many things.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - A University of Georgia student has been arrested after he tried to cash a fraudulent $10,000 U.S. Treasury Department check, Athens-Clarke police said.

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.

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested early Sunday after his vehicle collided with a Richmond County sheriff's patrol car, police said.

Shocks from Taser might have killed inmates, doctor reports

The week ahead
North Augusta will hold Rest Fest 2005 from 3 to 9:30 p.m. at Riverview Park. The event features children's games; rides; and live entertainment, including Joey Bridwell, Lyka Champ, Shiloh and Ray Scott. For information, call 441-4300.

Officials review start date after death on school track
In the wake of Chelsea Collins' death, Columbia County school officials might poll parents about changing the early August start date of school.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Area hasn't favored unions
Augusta's history with organized labor goes back to 1886, when local members of the Knights of Labor, one of the first national unions, walked out of textile mills over low wages.

Man leads efforts to reclaim neighborhood

Five questions with a clown
Forrest Garner, 57, a construction inspector with the Fort Gordon public works department, is also the acting president of the GeorgiaLina Clown Alley, which is holding the 24th annual convention of the SouthEast Clown Association in Augusta this week.

Labor groups try to adapt to times

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.

Recruits sign up despite conflict

Across Georgia

Officials review start date after death on school track

Laney Band director might be fired

Aiken bond deal depends on future sales

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.

Job report highlights education

Labor groups try to adapt to times
Sallie Thomas loved being a school bus driver, but she was getting a little fed up with the job.

Historic church faces cloudy future

Across South Carolina

Federal officials look at Fulton County projects

Across South Carolina

Gas costs might fuel pump drive-offs

Labor Day Holiday closings
The following schedules have been announced:

Labor Day Holiday closings

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

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

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 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.

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.

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Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

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.

Keep the balance: Be good even as others seesaw to bad
Despite all the random acts of violence we've seen happening in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I still believe people are basically good.

Keep the balance: Be good even as others seesaw to bad
Despite all the random acts of violence we've seen happening in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I still believe people are basically good.

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

Summer bust leaves Hollywood uncertain about film future
LOS ANGELES - Americans' love affair with movies is far from over. Yet like many relationships, it seems to be suffering from a case of familiarity breeds contempt.

Q&A: Actress remembers playing Scout in 'Mockingbird'

Summer bust leaves Hollywood uncertain about film future

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

Capsule reviews of new films

Summer bust leaves Hollywood uncertain about film future
LOS ANGELES - Americans' love affair with movies is far from over. Yet like many relationships, it seems to be suffering from a case of familiarity breeds contempt.

Q&A: Actress remembers playing Scout in 'Mockingbird'
RICHMOND, Va. - When Mary Badham's mother took her to a 1961 cattle call for the film "To Kill a Mockingbird," the 9-year-old had almost no acting experience.

Q&A: Actress remembers playing Scout in 'Mockingbird'
RICHMOND, Va. - When Mary Badham's mother took her to a 1961 cattle call for the film "To Kill a Mockingbird," the 9-year-old had almost no acting experience.

Dates announced for Springsteen tour
NEW YORK - Bruce Springsteen, no surprise, wraps up his second solo acoustic tour by going back where it all began: New Jersey.

Dates announced for Springsteen tour

Dates announced for Springsteen tour
NEW YORK - Bruce Springsteen, no surprise, wraps up his second solo acoustic tour by going back where it all began: New Jersey.

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.

Wallace knows secret of success
FONTANA, Calif. - By simply qualifying for Sunday night's Sony HD 500, Rusty Wallace clinched his spot in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship.

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.

Wallace knows secret of success
FONTANA, Calif. - By simply qualifying for Sunday night's Sony HD 500, Rusty Wallace clinched his spot in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship.

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

Wallace knows secret of success

Six RBs make Atlanta's 53-man roster

Saints player Joe Horn visits refugees at Astrodome

Saints exploring options for home games

Mr. Curtis A. Cowart    (LYONS, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Vince L. Farkas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Robinson    (GRAY COURT, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lula M. Tanksley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Gregory    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Washington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Guy Cox    (MEMPHIS, Tenn.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Geneva Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Baskett    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Herring    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Robinson    (GRAY COURT, S.C.)

Mrs. Patricia Kirkendoll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis A. Cowart    (LYONS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Ray R. Tanton    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrtle Malpass    (BOE AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Patricia S. Sammons    (MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Murray    (MESENA, Ga.)

Miss Mattie Norris    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mollie J. Pitts    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Alton Reid, Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. David Cibak    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Francis "Frank" S. Dennis Jr.
Family and friends remember Francis "Frank" S. Dennis Jr. as a positive and generous man who volunteered on numerous boards and commissions to improve the city of Augusta.

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

Mrs. Bertha Wooley    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

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

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

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

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

Miss Mattie Norris    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Smith    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ray R. Tanton    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. David Cibak    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Susan Smith    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Vinson    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lula M. Tanksley    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Susan H. Smith    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mildred Buchanan    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Alton Reid, Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Burnett    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Luther J. Green, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Royce B. Fraser    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Buchanan    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Cummings, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Burnett    (THOMSON, Ga.)

LTC Earldine Cisco    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Larry Burnett    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Guy Cox    (MEMPHIS, Tenn.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Francis "Frank" S. Dennis Jr.
Family and friends remember Francis "Frank" S. Dennis Jr. as a positive and generous man who volunteered on numerous boards and commissions to improve the city of Augusta.

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

Mr. Larry Burnett    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Vince L. Farkas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ray R. Tanton    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Lawrence Gregory    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan H. Smith    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Herring    (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Patricia S. Sammons    (MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.)

Mrs. Patricia Kirkendoll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alton Reid, Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Luther J. Green, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Royce B. Fraser    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Myrtle Malpass    (BOE AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Cummings, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

LTC Earldine Cisco    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Murray    (MESENA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mollie J. Pitts    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Vinson    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Alton Reid, Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Ray R. Tanton    (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Bertha Wooley    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Ms. Mattie Baskett    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. James Cummings, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Washington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bertha Wooley (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Herring (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Mattie Norris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Luther J. Green, Jr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Smith (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan H. Smith (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. David Cibak (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Curtis A. Cowart (LYONS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Myrtle Malpass (BOE AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Royce B. Fraser (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Patricia Kirkendoll (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Patricia S. Sammons (MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.)

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

LTC Earldine Cisco (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mattie Baskett (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Featured obituary: Mr. Francis "Frank" S. Dennis Jr.

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

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

Mr. Larry Burnett (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nancy Guy Cox (MEMPHIS, Tenn.)

Mrs. Lula M. Tanksley (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Vinson (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Burnett (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Gerald Robinson (GRAY COURT, S.C.)

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

Mr. Lawrence Gregory (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Mildred Buchanan (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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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.

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.

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.

Sports announcements

Overtime

Blake topples No. 2 Nadal

Venus evens sibling rivalry

Hewitt survives at U.S. Open

Overtime

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

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.

Hewitt survives at U.S. Open
NEW YORK - Lleyton Hewitt smashed the ball over the net at 114 mph, one more time, one last ace, and then clenched his fist and punched the air, his victory over Taylor Dent at the U.S. Open on Sunday finally secure.

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.

Venus evens sibling rivalry
NEW YORK - Venus Williams bottled up her emotions but not her power. Serena Williams shrieked and bounced her racket before limping off an angry, achy loser.

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.

Hewitt survives at U.S. Open
NEW YORK - Lleyton Hewitt smashed the ball over the net at 114 mph, one more time, one last ace, and then clenched his fist and punched the air, his victory over Taylor Dent at the U.S. Open on Sunday finally secure.

Venus evens sibling rivalry
NEW YORK - Venus Williams bottled up her emotions but not her power. Serena Williams shrieked and bounced her racket before limping off an angry, achy loser.

Overtime
In Monza, Italy, Juan Pablo Montoya's victory from the pole at the Italian Grand Prix went almost unnoticed.

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.

Overtime
In Monza, Italy, Juan Pablo Montoya's victory from the pole at the Italian Grand Prix went almost unnoticed.

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.

Love boat

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.

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

Outdoors calendar

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

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.

Climbers offer no walk in the park

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.

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 exploring options for home games
SAN ANTONIO - The New Orleans Saints said Sunday they are considering three options where to play their home games this season: LSU's Tiger Stadium, the Alamodome in San Antonio or at the stadiums of all their opponents.

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.

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 exploring options for home games
SAN ANTONIO - The New Orleans Saints said Sunday they are considering three options where to play their home games this season: LSU's Tiger Stadium, the Alamodome in San Antonio or at the stadiums of all their opponents.

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.

Pope prays for victims of Hurricane Katrina
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy - Pope Benedict XI offered his prayers Sunday to the victims of Hurricane Katrina and his blessings to those helping in the recovery.

Pope prays for victims of Hurricane Katrina
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy - Pope Benedict XI offered his prayers Sunday to the victims of Hurricane Katrina and his blessings to those helping in the recovery.

This weekend is for the birds

Worries about Georgia eased

DeGeneres returns to daytime TV, prime-time Emmys

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

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.

Hurricane Katrina leaves a flood of haunting TV images

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

DeGeneres returns to daytime TV, prime-time Emmys
LOS ANGELES - How Ellen DeGeneres spent her summer vacation: accepting a bouquet of Daytime Emmys and agreeing to host this month's prime-time Emmy ceremony. Oh, and reconsidering her trademark dancing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

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

DeGeneres returns to daytime TV, prime-time Emmys
LOS ANGELES - How Ellen DeGeneres spent her summer vacation: accepting a bouquet of Daytime Emmys and agreeing to host this month's prime-time Emmy ceremony. Oh, and reconsidering her trademark dancing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

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

Hurricane Katrina leaves a flood of haunting TV images
NEW YORK - As the week wore on, TV images were more and more chilling, even numbing, in their intensity.

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."

What's television's most anticipated comedy doing on UPN?
NEW YORK - The reaction so startled Dawn Ostroff that she thought someone was onstage behind her, playing a joke.

CBS's new fall series

What's television's most anticipated comedy doing on UPN?
NEW YORK - The reaction so startled Dawn Ostroff that she thought someone was onstage behind her, playing a joke.

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

Hurricane Katrina leaves a flood of haunting TV images
NEW YORK - As the week wore on, TV images were more and more chilling, even numbing, in their intensity.

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

Fall TV season banks on sci-fi, mystery plots

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:

ABC's new fall series

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.

FOX's new fall series

CBS's new fall series
CBS's six new prime-time television 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."

TV highlights (and lowlights) for the week

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

What's television's most anticipated comedy doing on UPN?

WB's new fall series

UPN's new fall series

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

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

People in the News

Bulldogs thrive off miscues

Shockley shines in first college start
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's new starting quarterback was pinned against a wall in the locker room, surrounded by reporters and cameras, when one of his teammates yelled out: "D.J. Shockley for Heisman!"

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.

Shockley shines in first college start
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's new starting quarterback was pinned against a wall in the locker room, surrounded by reporters and cameras, when one of his teammates yelled out: "D.J. Shockley for Heisman!"

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.

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.

Carter's return is special occasion

Shockley shines in first college start

Athlete Spotlight Terese Lavan

Around the block

Pet of the week

Cast members putting their own spin on characters

Across the river

Cost estimates for new elementary school come in over budget

Recycling centers

This week

Area adult literacy sites

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Silver Bluff's SAT scores are higher

Meetings

Events

Recreation calendar

Reunions

Redcliffe artifacts to be displayed

North Augusta is gearing up for city festival

Aiken soccer tournament keeps growing

Aiken panel musters support for arts

CSRA Bridge results

Pope prays for victims of Hurricane Katrina