Challenges to library books on the rise in 2004
NEW YORK - Attempts to have library books removed from shelves increased by more than 20 percent in 2004 over the previous year, according to a new survey by the American Library Association.

Challenges to library books on the rise in 2004
NEW YORK - Attempts to have library books removed from shelves increased by more than 20 percent in 2004 over the previous year, according to a new survey by the American Library Association.

Challenges to library books on the rise in 2004

Nationals hammer Marlins, 5-2

Nationals hammer Marlins, 5-2
WASHINGTON - Livan Hernandez was as good at the plate as he was on the mound.

Nationals hammer Marlins, 5-2
WASHINGTON - Livan Hernandez was as good at the plate as he was on the mound.

Good sermon's words are never lost on young ears

Gone to the dogs

Andruw, Chipper help Braves top Mets
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones can't really explain his success against the New York Mets. He just hopes the hits keep coming.

Gone to the dogs
ATLANTA - Eat your heart out, Milwaukee. You're not the only major league city that loves humans dressed as processed meats. Not anymore.

Jones jolts New York, again

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

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.

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.

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

Reds lower boom on Kolb

Giles' big day goes to waste

Jones jolts New York, again
ATLANTA - This year's National League Most Valuable Player might be hitting fourth in the Braves' lineup. The race is over, actually, if you ask his teammates.

Gone to the dogs
ATLANTA - Eat your heart out, Milwaukee. You're not the only major league city that loves humans dressed as processed meats. Not anymore.

Jones jolts New York, again
ATLANTA - This year's National League Most Valuable Player might be hitting fourth in the Braves' lineup. The race is over, actually, if you ask his teammates.

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.

Market is suffering little from hurricane
NEW YORK - In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which left uncounted people dead, possibly 1 million out of work and estimates of as much as $50 billion in property damaged or destroyed, the stock market shrugged.

Market is suffering little from hurricane

Court finds Kazaa at fault
SYDNEY, Australia - A federal judge Monday ordered distributors of the popular file-swapping program Kazaa to alter the software, which millions have downloaded, so it can no longer be used for music piracy.

Leaders seek second exit at city's chemical plants

Leaders seek second exit at city's chemical plants
One exit point from an east Augusta industrial district could mean trouble in the event of an emergency, so business leaders are asking for a second.

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.

Leaders seek second exit at city's chemical plants
One exit point from an east Augusta industrial district could mean trouble in the event of an emergency, so business leaders are asking for a second.

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

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.

Market is suffering little from hurricane
NEW YORK - In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which left uncounted people dead, possibly 1 million out of work and estimates of as much as $50 billion in property damaged or destroyed, the stock market shrugged.

Court finds Kazaa at fault

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.

High-tech parking meters rake in coins

Court finds Kazaa at fault
SYDNEY, Australia - A federal judge Monday ordered distributors of the popular file-swapping program Kazaa to alter the software, which millions have downloaded, so it can no longer be used for music piracy.

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.

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
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.

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.

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 goes with Bomar at QB
NORMAN, Okla. - After being upset in its opener, Oklahoma is making a switch at quarterback.

Oklahoma goes with Bomar at QB

Oklahoma goes with Bomar at QB
NORMAN, Okla. - After being upset in its opener, Oklahoma is making a switch at quarterback.

Miami looking for seventh straight win over Florida State

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

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.

Second chance pays off
Of all the graduation ceremonies that take place in high schools and colleges each year, none is more important than the one last week at Fort Gordon's Georgia National Guard Youth Challenge Academy.

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.

Faithful to the end

A particular evil
The world is awash with cruelty. But cruelty carries a distinct toxicity when it involves the most vulnerable of our life forms: children and animals.

A particular evil

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.

Idiots on the prowl

Idiots on the prowl
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Debra Dorch, the Aiken Standard newspaper deliverer who was ambushed and killed, apparently by a quartet of drug-dealing idiots who mistook her and another deliverer, Joe Brewer, for rival drug dealers who were trying to rob them.

Second chance pays off
Of all the graduation ceremonies that take place in high schools and colleges each year, none is more important than the one last week at Fort Gordon's Georgia National Guard Youth Challenge Academy.

Idiots on the prowl
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Debra Dorch, the Aiken Standard newspaper deliverer who was ambushed and killed, apparently by a quartet of drug-dealing idiots who mistook her and another deliverer, Joe Brewer, for rival drug dealers who were trying to rob them.

Volunteers work hardest

Second chance pays off

A particular evil
The world is awash with cruelty. But cruelty carries a distinct toxicity when it involves the most vulnerable of our life forms: children and animals.

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.

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.

Tony-winning 'Avenue Q' prepares to debut in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS - Playwright Jeff Whitty was leery when he learned his Broadway hit, "Avenue Q," would bypass a national tour and head west to the Wynn Las Vegas megaresort.

Louisiana's future as center for movies, TV in doubt
LOS ANGELES - Hurricane Katrina already has forced some Hollywood productions to film elsewhere, and its devastation has decimated the progress Louisiana was making in luring filmmakers to the state with generous tax incentives.

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.

Tony-winning 'Avenue Q' prepares to debut in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS - Playwright Jeff Whitty was leery when he learned his Broadway hit, "Avenue Q," would bypass a national tour and head west to the Wynn Las Vegas megaresort.

Louisiana's future as center for movies, TV in doubt
LOS ANGELES - Hurricane Katrina already has forced some Hollywood productions to film elsewhere, and its devastation has decimated the progress Louisiana was making in luring filmmakers to the state with generous tax incentives.

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.

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 look to avoid history

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.

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.

GreenJackets cap year in style
Julian Benavidez stepped on home plate Monday night and immediately disappeared underneath a mob of pumped-up teammates.

GreenJackets cap year in style
Julian Benavidez stepped on home plate Monday night and immediately disappeared underneath a mob of pumped-up teammates.

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

Browne pulls out a victory at Boston
NORTON, Mass. - Olin Browne no longer has to write letters to PGA Tour events begging for a tee time. He doesn't have to sweat out the final two months of the season, wondering if he'll earn enough money to keep his card.

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.

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.

Goosen wins China Masters

A wild scramble for everyone but Woods

Irwin wins 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.

Browne pulls out a victory at Boston

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

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.

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.

Browne pulls out a victory at Boston
NORTON, Mass. - Olin Browne no longer has to write letters to PGA Tour events begging for a tee time. He doesn't have to sweat out the final two months of the season, wondering if he'll earn enough money to keep his card.

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

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.

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.

GreenJackets get relief too late

GreenJackets cap year in style

Hillary up to expectations

Prep Football Power Poll

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

Hillary up to expectations
Quarterback Coco Hillary of Strom Thurmond. Hillary's been as good as advertised so far with his arm and legs.

Hillary up to expectations
Quarterback Coco Hillary of Strom Thurmond. Hillary's been as good as advertised so far with his arm and legs.

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

Good sermon's words are never lost on young ears
"If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction."

Good sermon's words are never lost on young ears
"If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction."

WGAC reporter found dead in home
A reporter for WGAC radio was found dead at his Augusta residence this morning.

Waynesboro man to be charged with homicide
Authorities have charged a 49-year-old Waynesboro man in a fatal Sunday night shooting at a party.

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
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

Elect Ed Tarver to our vacant Senate seat
When we Augustans elect a new state senator for the 22nd District, we deserve two things: 1) an effective senator, and 2) a senator who will fight for all Augustans.James Carter III, Augusta

Here's how to allocate SPLOST
As a taxpayer, I strongly feel Augusta's commissioners have goofed up again regarding how the proposed November special purpose local option sales tax should be spent.Tina Cloer, Augusta

Throw book at animal torturers
Cruelty to animals is just practice for cruelty to humans.JoAnn Brown West, Augusta

Elect Ed Tarver to our vacant Senate seat
When we Augustans elect a new state senator for the 22nd District, we deserve two things: 1) an effective senator, and 2) a senator who will fight for all Augustans.James Carter III, Augusta

Mental health spirituality can mix

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

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

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

Throw book at animal torturers
Cruelty to animals is just practice for cruelty to humans.JoAnn Brown West, Augusta

Here's how to allocate SPLOST
As a taxpayer, I strongly feel Augusta's commissioners have goofed up again regarding how the proposed November special purpose local option sales tax should be spent.Tina Cloer, Augusta

Elect Ed Tarver to our vacant Senate seat

Throw book at animal torturers

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

Here's how to allocate SPLOST

More parents using tech tools to keep tabs on the kids

Game review: 'NCAA Football 2006' scores top marks

Study: Giving superaspirin before angioplasty saves lives

Google tools cater to info tastes

Health and fitness calendar

More parents using tech tools to keep tabs on the kids

Seniors calendar

Game Boy Micro a missed opportunity

Study: Newer drugs better at lowering blood pressure

Eye on design

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Eye on design
Materially speaking, homes are just brick, wood, concrete and glass.

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.

Game review: 'NCAA Football 2006' scores top marks
The college football season kicks off with eight games Thursday night, but football fanatics and university coeds have had a full month to enjoy "NCAA Football 2006," which retains all its charm and adds enough new features to topple "Madden NFL 2006" as the year's best football game.

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.

Game review: 'NCAA Football 2006' scores top marks
The college football season kicks off with eight games Thursday night, but football fanatics and university coeds have had a full month to enjoy "NCAA Football 2006," which retains all its charm and adds enough new features to topple "Madden NFL 2006" as the year's best football game.

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.

Eye on design
Materially speaking, homes are just brick, wood, concrete and glass.

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.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

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.

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).

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.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

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).

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: 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.

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.

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).

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.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Area hasn't favored unions

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.

Labor groups try to adapt to times

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.

Stem cells help treat cancer

Local leaders support candidates' campaigns

Across the area

Across the area

How to help hurricane victims

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.

Change studied for site on field

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.

Officials review start date after death on school track

Change studied for site on field
Evans Town Center in Columbia County has in store some changes that officials say could alter the area's focal point, which now is a government complex and courthouse.

Aiken bond deal depends on future sales

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.

Kid of the Day

'We got to stand up'

Job report highlights education

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

The week ahead

Federal officials look at Fulton County projects

Money sought for poor schools

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

Across Georgia

Five questions with a clown

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.

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.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH -- A Savannah State University student was killed Sunday night when his motorcycle crashed into the brick wall of the Alhambra Apartments, police said.

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.

Correction
- In Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, former University of Georgia sports information director Dan Magill was misidentified in a sports story that discussed the origins of the "Herschel Walker the Goalline Stalker" nickname for the former Georgia football star.

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.

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities 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.

'We got to stand up'
Hundreds took to the streets Monday, marching from North Augusta to downtown Augusta in support of organized labor.

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.

Local leaders support candidates' campaigns
AIKEN - The Aiken City Council Republican primary Sept. 13 theoretically will be won or lost in the voting booths. A little cold, hard cash, however, doesn't hurt a candidate's chances, either.

Kid of the Day

Man charged in computer theft

Across the Southeast

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.

State gains control of program

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.

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.

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.

Father, son train for Army together

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

How to help hurricane victims
Monetary donations may be made locally to:

Kid of the Day
Jalen Sharp is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area
A 41-year-old woman reported Monday that she had been raped by two men in Dogwood Terrace.

Meth labs confound local law enforcement
AIKEN -- That strong smell of cat urine wafting from a neighbor's home could be as innocent as dozens of felines purring under one roof.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina has lost more than 53,000 jobs since 1994 because employers either moved overseas to find cheaper workers or less expensive imports cut demand for domestic-made goods.

State gains control of program
ATLANTA - More than a year after a federal report kicked off a series of investigations into the state's education program for the children of migrant workers, the Georgia Department of Education officially took control of the program last week.

Across the area
A 41-year-old woman reported Monday that she had been raped by two men in Dogwood Terrace.

Stem cells help treat cancer
It seemed to Darlene Wilson as though her body were rebelling against her. Her legs and feet swelled massively to the point that they became so painful she couldn't walk. Her legs also broke out in sores and had to be swathed in bandages.

State gains control of program
ATLANTA - More than a year after a federal report kicked off a series of investigations into the state's education program for the children of migrant workers, the Georgia Department of Education officially took control of the program last week.

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.

Local leaders support candidates' campaigns
AIKEN - The Aiken City Council Republican primary Sept. 13 theoretically will be won or lost in the voting booths. A little cold, hard cash, however, doesn't hurt a candidate's chances, either.

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.

How to help hurricane victims
Monetary donations may be made locally to:

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.

Correction
- In Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, former University of Georgia sports information director Dan Magill was misidentified in a sports story that discussed the origins of the "Herschel Walker the Goalline Stalker" nickname for the former Georgia football star.

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
Jalen Sharp is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities include:

Gas costs might fuel pump drive-offs

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Historic church faces cloudy future

Across the area
A 41-year-old woman reported Monday that she had been raped by two men in Dogwood Terrace.

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
SAVANNAH -- A Savannah State University student was killed Sunday night when his motorcycle crashed into the brick wall of the Alhambra Apartments, police said.

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
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina has lost more than 53,000 jobs since 1994 because employers either moved overseas to find cheaper workers or less expensive imports cut demand for domestic-made goods.

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.

Across the Southeast
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Gorman Roberts' manslaughter conviction was overturned because of a single word.

Man leads efforts to reclaim neighborhood

'We got to stand up'
Hundreds took to the streets Monday, marching from North Augusta to downtown Augusta in support of organized labor.

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.

Meth labs confound local law enforcement
AIKEN -- That strong smell of cat urine wafting from a neighbor's home could be as innocent as dozens of felines purring under one roof.

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

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.

Meth labs confound local law enforcement

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Some storm victims want to stay here
Jessica Fleming is no longer a resident of New Orleans fleeing the damage of Hurricane Katrina. She is now an Augusta resident.

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

Stem cells help treat cancer
It seemed to Darlene Wilson as though her body were rebelling against her. Her legs and feet swelled massively to the point that they became so painful she couldn't walk. Her legs also broke out in sores and had to be swathed in bandages.

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

Change studied for site on field
Evans Town Center in Columbia County has in store some changes that officials say could alter the area's focal point, which now is a government complex and courthouse.

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:

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

Correction

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.

Some storm victims want to stay here

Some storm victims want to stay here
Jessica Fleming is no longer a resident of New Orleans fleeing the damage of Hurricane Katrina. She is now an Augusta resident.

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.

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

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.

Summer bust leaves Hollywood uncertain about film future

Country stars, Gromit and Kong lead Hollywood's fall roster

Country stars, Gromit and Kong lead Hollywood's fall roster
LOS ANGELES - Hollywood's long, dreary summer finally is over. Now it's on to the good stuff.

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.

Country stars, Gromit and Kong lead Hollywood's fall roster
LOS ANGELES - Hollywood's long, dreary summer finally is over. Now it's on to the good stuff.

Country superstar Toby Keith launching own label
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country artist Toby Keith said he's forming his own label, Show Dog Nashville Records, to gain more control over his work.

Country superstar Toby Keith launching own label

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.

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.

Country superstar Toby Keith launching own label
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country artist Toby Keith said he's forming his own label, Show Dog Nashville Records, to gain more control over his work.

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.

Wallace knows secret of success

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.

Falcons' top pick ready to perform

Saints exploring options for home games

Rice calls an end to a sterling career

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Cook    (BUFFALO, N.Y.)

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

Miss Selina V. Roye    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lula M. Tanksley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Burnett    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Ray R. Tanton    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. David Cibak    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Willia A. Wilkes    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

LTC Earldine Cisco    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Ray R. Tanton    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Ronnie D. Adams    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Agnes B. Chance    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frederick Boerger    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Madge Bowen    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis A. Cowart    (LYONS, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes B. Chance    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

LTC Earldine Cisco    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ray R. Tanton    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Cook    (BUFFALO, N.Y.)

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

Rev. Eugene J. Cross    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Stewart    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Rita A. Riley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Lawrence Gregory    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mattie Norris    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Frederick Boerger    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mavious Jackson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula M. Tanksley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Lindsay Marie Rose    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ruby McKay    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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

Miss Mattie Norris    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Madge Bowen    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Alton Reid, Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

LTC Earldine Cisco    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Rita A. Riley    (HARLEM, 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. Gerald Robinson    (GRAY COURT, S.C.)

Mr. Larry Burnett    (DEARING, Ga.)

Miss Selina V. Roye    (EVANS, Ga.)

LTC Earldine Cisco    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Henry Stewart    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Ray R. Tanton    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Young, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Amy Wehn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amy Wehn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willia A. Wilkes    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bennie Young, Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Curtis A. Cowart    (LYONS, Ga.)

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

Mr. David Cibak    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie D. Adams    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Miss Mattie Norris    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby McKay    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Miss Mattie Norris    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Lindsay Marie Rose    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mavious Jackson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lawrence Gregory    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Rev. Eugene J. Cross    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Alton Reid, Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bennie Young, Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Miss Mattie Norris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Gregory (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Burnett (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Rita A. Riley (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Ronnie D. Adams (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Miss Selina V. Roye (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby McKay (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

LTC Earldine Cisco (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Lindsay Marie Rose (AIKEN, S.C.)

LTC Earldine Cisco (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mavious Jackson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Rev. Eugene J. Cross (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes B. Chance (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willia A. Wilkes (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Marie Cook (BUFFALO, N.Y.)

Mr. David Cibak (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Madge Bowen (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Miss Mattie Norris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Amy Wehn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Frederick Boerger (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Henry Stewart (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

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

Venus evens sibling rivalry

Ageless Agassi advances to quarters

Hewitt survives at U.S. Open

Overtime

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Ageless Agassi advances to quarters
NEW YORK - Pretty impressive for an old guy. Heck, pretty impressive for a guy any age.

Ageless Agassi advances to quarters
NEW YORK - Pretty impressive for an old guy. Heck, pretty impressive for a guy any age.

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.

Falcons' top pick ready to perform
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Missing three weeks with an ankle sprain is hard on any young player. For Roddy White, the experience was worse.

Rice calls an end to a sterling career
DENVER - The greatest receiver of all time realized he would be no better than the fourth receiver for the Denver Broncos. It was no way for Jerry Rice to end his career, so he called it quits after 20 sensational seasons.

Rice calls an end to a sterling career
DENVER - The greatest receiver of all time realized he would be no better than the fourth receiver for the Denver Broncos. It was no way for Jerry Rice to end his career, so he called it quits after 20 sensational seasons.

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.

Falcons' top pick ready to perform
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Missing three weeks with an ankle sprain is hard on any young player. For Roddy White, the experience was worse.

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.

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.

Hurricane Katrina leaves a flood of haunting TV images

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.

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

DeGeneres returns to daytime TV, prime-time Emmys

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.

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.

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."

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."

People in the News

Tony-winning 'Avenue Q' prepares to debut in Las Vegas

Louisiana's future as center for movies, TV in doubt

Shockley shines in first college start

Spurrier, Richt to meet for 2nd time

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!"

Spurrier, Richt to meet for 2nd time
ATHENS - The only time Mark Richt faced Steve Spurrier as a head coach, Florida quarterback Rex Grossman passed for 407 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-7 win over Georgia.

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!"

Spurrier, Richt to meet for 2nd time
ATHENS - The only time Mark Richt faced Steve Spurrier as a head coach, Florida quarterback Rex Grossman passed for 407 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-7 win over Georgia.

Network of friends makes life easier for ninth-graders
If high school is a journey, freshmen have to work hard to make their way. If it were a body of water, freshmen would find themselves little fish in a big pond.

Question of the week
What's the best way to celebate a birthday?

Network of friends makes life easier for ninth-graders

Fame beckons Death Cab for Cutie

T's with 'tude
CHICAGO - Hi, Loser. No, not you. That's the slogan on a T-shirt sold to teenagers as part of a booming trend in "attitude" clothing that is doing exactly what it was designed to do: amuse the kids wearing them while appalling their parents and teachers.

Xtreme Calendar

T's with 'tude

My Style
THE FACTS: JaCorey Lee, 13, an eighth-grader at Greenbrier Middle School

My Style
THE FACTS: JaCorey Lee, 13, an eighth-grader at Greenbrier Middle School

Xtreme Calendar
SPEAK OUT and seek ways to a solution with the Preventing Teen Violence Forum at 6:30 p.m. at Augusta State University's University Hall, Room 170, 2500 Walton Way. Partners, parents and youths will discuss what resources there are to help increase the peace.

Fame beckons Death Cab for Cutie
NEW YORK - The sensitive, polite, nice guys who are Death Cab for Cutie were reared in the Seattle area during the heyday of grunge.

T's with 'tude
CHICAGO - Hi, Loser. No, not you. That's the slogan on a T-shirt sold to teenagers as part of a booming trend in "attitude" clothing that is doing exactly what it was designed to do: amuse the kids wearing them while appalling their parents and teachers.

Big world outside of Aiken isn't too different from home
I'm moving. My father worked at Savannah River Site and recently accepted a transfer to a place called the Hanford Site in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state.

Fame beckons Death Cab for Cutie
NEW YORK - The sensitive, polite, nice guys who are Death Cab for Cutie were reared in the Seattle area during the heyday of grunge.

Talk to mom, brother about boyfriend rule
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have a boyfriend, but I'm not (allowed) to have boyfriends. My mom acts as though she doesn't care (if I date) but my brother does care ...

Question of the week
What's the best way to celebate a birthday?

Big world outside of Aiken isn't too different from home

Big world outside of Aiken isn't too different from home
I'm moving. My father worked at Savannah River Site and recently accepted a transfer to a place called the Hanford Site in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state.

Xtreme Calendar
SPEAK OUT and seek ways to a solution with the Preventing Teen Violence Forum at 6:30 p.m. at Augusta State University's University Hall, Room 170, 2500 Walton Way. Partners, parents and youths will discuss what resources there are to help increase the peace.

Talk to mom, brother about boyfriend rule
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have a boyfriend, but I'm not (allowed) to have boyfriends. My mom acts as though she doesn't care (if I date) but my brother does care ...

Question of the week

Network of friends makes life easier for ninth-graders
If high school is a journey, freshmen have to work hard to make their way. If it were a body of water, freshmen would find themselves little fish in a big pond.

Talk to mom, brother about boyfriend rule

My Style

Pope prays for victims of Hurricane Katrina