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

Prepping for polo
The premiere field at New Bridge Road Polo and Country Club is lush and green, primed for the start of the 2005 Gold Cup.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 23-25. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 23-25. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Grant money helps keep Burnettown blooming
Something has bloomed in Burnettown.

Pupils design future city in competition
Abandoned strip malls are as common in communities as fireplugs - but not as useful.

School menu
TODAY: Banana, cereal, cheese cube and milk

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

Schoolhouse inspires pupils
Schofield Middle School pupils cannot escape their school's history.

Recycling center
- 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.

Pupils design future city in competition
Abandoned strip malls are as common in communities as fireplugs - but not as useful.

School menu
TODAY: Banana, cereal, cheese cube and milk

Around the block
SeniorNet will hold a celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. The free event is for current and former instructors, coaches and students. Call 641-6345.

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

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

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

N. Augusta student wins awards for her talent in arts
Art is something Brittany Griffin King can lose herself in - and she is rewarded for it.

Recreation center events
TUMBLING TOT CLASS: 9-9:45 a.m. Fridays for six weeks, beginning Sept. 16; ages 2-4; build coordination, flexibility; registration required

N. Augusta student wins awards for her talent in arts
Art is something Brittany Griffin King can lose herself in - and she is rewarded for it.

Pet of the week
Blue, a 1-year-old Australian shepherd, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Teachers given grants for training, instructional materials
It's not the most Aiken County teachers have ever won from the state, but they'll take it.

Grant money helps keep Burnettown blooming
Something has bloomed in Burnettown.

Shop owner hopes to move artists in a new direction
Bonnie King is taking a new direction with her Ceramics Unlimited business on West Avenue in North Augusta.

Shop owner hopes to move artists in a new direction
Bonnie King is taking a new direction with her Ceramics Unlimited business on West Avenue in North Augusta.

Recreation center events
TUMBLING TOT CLASS: 9-9:45 a.m. Fridays for six weeks, beginning Sept. 16; ages 2-4; build coordination, flexibility; registration required

Reunions
Leavelle McMampbell 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

Pet of the week
Blue, a 1-year-old Australian shepherd, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

'Shadowlands' dominates Playhouse awards night
Dave Howard felt vindicated. "This was a show some people didn't think we should do," said Mr. Howard, who directed the Aiken Community Playhouse's version of Shadowlands, a drama about the life of author C.S. Lewis, in March.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 23-25. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Prepping for polo
The premiere field at New Bridge Road Polo and Country Club is lush and green, primed for the start of the 2005 Gold Cup.

Reunions
Leavelle McMampbell 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

Teachers given grants for training, instructional materials
It's not the most Aiken County teachers have ever won from the state, but they'll take it.

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

Around the block
SeniorNet will hold a celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. The free event is for current and former instructors, coaches and students. Call 641-6345.

Recycling center
- 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.

Schoolhouse inspires pupils
Schofield Middle School pupils cannot escape their school's history.

'Shadowlands' dominates Playhouse awards night
Dave Howard felt vindicated. "This was a show some people didn't think we should do," said Mr. Howard, who directed the Aiken Community Playhouse's version of Shadowlands, a drama about the life of author C.S. Lewis, in March.

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

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.

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.

Major League baseball notebook

Major League baseball notebook
PITTSBURGH - Lloyd McClendon was fired Tuesday as manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates with the team only one defeat away from a fifth consecutive losing season. Bench coach Pete Mackanin is set to serve as interim manager for the rest of the season.

Ripken feat celebrated

Ripken feat celebrated
BALTIMORE - The 10-foot high numbers on the warehouse beyond the right-field scoreboard at Camden Yards read "2130."

Major League baseball notebook
PITTSBURGH - Lloyd McClendon was fired Tuesday as manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates with the team only one defeat away from a fifth consecutive losing season. Bench coach Pete Mackanin is set to serve as interim manager for the rest of the season.

Ripken feat celebrated
BALTIMORE - The 10-foot high numbers on the warehouse beyond the right-field scoreboard at Camden Yards read "2130."

Good sermon's words are never lost on young ears

Jones wins Player of the Month award

Jones wins Player of the Month award
Andruw Jones was named the National League's Player of the Month for August - the second time he's received the honor this year.

Giles' intensity carries Braves
ATLANTA - It wasn't a mammoth walkoff home run. For that matter, it didn't even produce a game-winning run.

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

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.

Giles' intensity carries Braves
ATLANTA - It wasn't a mammoth walkoff home run. For that matter, it didn't even produce a game-winning run.

Jones jolts New York, again

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.

Smoltz outduels Pedro again
ATLANTA - The rubber match between Atlanta's John Smoltz and the New York Mets' Pedro Martinez was something of a combo of their first two meetings this season.

Smoltz outduels Pedro again
ATLANTA - The rubber match between Atlanta's John Smoltz and the New York Mets' Pedro Martinez was something of a combo of their first two meetings this season.

Giles' intensity carries Braves

Jones wins Player of the Month award
Andruw Jones was named the National League's Player of the Month for August - the second time he's received the honor this year.

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.

Smoltz outduels Pedro again

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.

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.

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.

Fuel costs drive away profits on convenience stores' goods
Consumers spend more money on gasoline than a sandwich and smokes, but it's those small items that make up convenience stores' bread and butter.

Boeing's new CEO receives early challenge in walkout

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.

U.S. appeals WTO ruling in Canada lumber feud
GENEVA - The United States on Tuesday appealed a World Trade Organization panel report that found Washington did not comply with the global commerce body's rulings in a long-running lumber dispute with Canada, trade officials said.

U.S. appeals WTO ruling in Canada lumber feud
GENEVA - The United States on Tuesday appealed a World Trade Organization panel report that found Washington did not comply with the global commerce body's rulings in a long-running lumber dispute with Canada, trade officials said.

Boeing's new CEO receives early challenge in walkout
CHICAGO - The walkout by more than 18,000 airplane assembly workers at Boeing Co. presents new CEO W. James McNerney with a tough test in his first months on the job, even though analysts say he isn't likely to intervene any time soon.

Court finds Kazaa at fault

U.S. appeals WTO ruling in Canada lumber feud

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.

Recovery eases oil markets

Market is suffering little from hurricane

Katrina will cost BellSouth millions
ATLANTA - BellSouth Corp., the largest provider of local phone service in the areas hit by Hurricane Katrina, estimates it will cost the company $400 million to $600 million to restore service.

Recovery eases oil markets
NEW YORK - The gradual recovery of some Gulf Coast petroleum operations hobbled by Hurricane Katrina helped send oil futures sharply lower Tuesday, and analysts predicted that pump prices, now averaging more than $3 a gallon, would decline slightly.

Fuel costs drive away profits on convenience stores' goods
Consumers spend more money on gasoline than a sandwich and smokes, but it's those small items that make up convenience stores' bread and butter.

Katrina will cost BellSouth millions
ATLANTA - BellSouth Corp., the largest provider of local phone service in the areas hit by Hurricane Katrina, estimates it will cost the company $400 million to $600 million to restore service.

Boeing's new CEO receives early challenge in walkout
CHICAGO - The walkout by more than 18,000 airplane assembly workers at Boeing Co. presents new CEO W. James McNerney with a tough test in his first months on the job, even though analysts say he isn't likely to intervene any time soon.

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.

Recovery eases oil markets
NEW YORK - The gradual recovery of some Gulf Coast petroleum operations hobbled by Hurricane Katrina helped send oil futures sharply lower Tuesday, and analysts predicted that pump prices, now averaging more than $3 a gallon, would decline slightly.

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.

Fuel costs drive away profits on convenience stores' goods

Katrina will cost BellSouth millions

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 7, 2005.

Clemson trying to avoid last year's pitfalls
Defensive end Gaines Adams wants to revel in Clemson's new top 25 ranking and big victory over then-No. 17 Texas A&M last Saturday night. But he can't help thinking about last season, when improbable losses followed amazing wins.

Clemson trying to avoid last year's pitfalls

Clemson trying to avoid last year's pitfalls
Defensive end Gaines Adams wants to revel in Clemson's new top 25 ranking and big victory over then-No. 17 Texas A&M last Saturday night. But he can't help thinking about last season, when improbable losses followed amazing wins.

Oklahoma goes with Bomar at QB

Dean delivered in clutch
Reviewing and previewing college football

Dean delivered in clutch

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

Dean delivered in clutch
Reviewing and previewing college football

Three courses ready to show off new greens

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

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.

Idiots on the prowl

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

Another Rehnquist?
John Roberts must live a charmed life. The federal judge hasn't been confirmed yet as a U.S. Supreme Court associate justice, and already President Bush wants to promote him to chief justice.

It's raining slogans
Perhaps we need highway signs saying, "Welcome to Augusta: Catchy slogans next 2 exits."

Another Rehnquist?
John Roberts must live a charmed life. The federal judge hasn't been confirmed yet as a U.S. Supreme Court associate justice, and already President Bush wants to promote him to chief justice.

It's raining slogans

It's raining slogans
Perhaps we need highway signs saying, "Welcome to Augusta: Catchy slogans next 2 exits."

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.

Another Rehnquist?

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.

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.

Bob Denver, TV's Gilligan, dead at 70
LOS ANGELES - Bob Denver, whose portrayal of goofy first mate Gilligan on the 1960s television show "Gilligan's Island" made him an iconic figure to generations of TV viewers, has died, his agent confirmed Tuesday. He was 70.

People in the News
AUSTIN, Texas - Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong and rock star Sheryl Crow are engaged.

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
AUSTIN, Texas - Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong and rock star Sheryl Crow are engaged.

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.

Bob Denver, TV's Gilligan, dead at 70
LOS ANGELES - Bob Denver, whose portrayal of goofy first mate Gilligan on the 1960s television show "Gilligan's Island" made him an iconic figure to generations of TV viewers, has died, his agent confirmed Tuesday. He was 70.

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.

This sweet snack is an easy winner
This no-bake recipe is so easy to put together, cooks young and old can make it a fun project for weekends or holidays, year-round. Everyone will relish the taste. What makes it special is the combination of melted almond paste and marshmallows, teamed up with crispy cereal and coconut.

Chefs offer new recipes using olive oil
For end-of-summer dishes, moving into fall, or for any time of year, plenty of home cooks and professional chefs keep olive oil at hand as they cook nowadays. This staple of Mediterranean countries and their cuisines is a well-regarded ingredient both for the way it adds to dishes' flavor and texture, and for its nutritional values.

This sweet snack is an easy winner
This no-bake recipe is so easy to put together, cooks young and old can make it a fun project for weekends or holidays, year-round. Everyone will relish the taste. What makes it special is the combination of melted almond paste and marshmallows, teamed up with crispy cereal and coconut.

Pasta with spicy chicken sausage, peppers and pears

Chefs offer new recipes using olive oil
For end-of-summer dishes, moving into fall, or for any time of year, plenty of home cooks and professional chefs keep olive oil at hand as they cook nowadays. This staple of Mediterranean countries and their cuisines is a well-regarded ingredient both for the way it adds to dishes' flavor and texture, and for its nutritional values.

Chefs offer new recipes using olive oil

Pasta with spicy chicken sausage, peppers and pears
As fresh fruits come into their harvest season, so do opportunities to cook them up in original combinations, in addition to just eating them out of hand.

This sweet snack is an easy winner

Pasta with spicy chicken sausage, peppers and pears
As fresh fruits come into their harvest season, so do opportunities to cook them up in original combinations, in addition to just eating them out of hand.

Big wins prompt big moves for Tech
Editor's note: Morris News Service college football writer Adam Van Brimmer votes in the weekly Associated Press poll. Here is how he voted this week.

Georgia Tech players not impressed by first ranking since 2001
ATLANTA - Determined to focus only on this week's game against North Carolina, Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey and his players were not willing to celebrate the program's first national ranking since the end of the 2001 season.

Big wins prompt big moves for Tech
Editor's note: Morris News Service college football writer Adam Van Brimmer votes in the weekly Associated Press poll. Here is how he voted this week.

Georgia Tech players not impressed by first ranking since 2001
ATLANTA - Determined to focus only on this week's game against North Carolina, Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey and his players were not willing to celebrate the program's first national ranking since the end of the 2001 season.

Georgia Tech players not impressed by first ranking since 2001

Big wins prompt big moves for Tech

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.

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.

Golf glance
Here's a look at this week's golf tournaments

Golf glance
Here's a look at this week's golf tournaments

Young U.S. stars are prepared for Solheim pressure
CARMEL, Ind. - Paula Creamer could have passed for a schoolgirl at a pep rally. hen again, that's what she was.

Browne pulls out a victory at Boston

USC Aiken expects to compose another masterpiece season

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.

Young U.S. stars are prepared for Solheim pressure

USC Aiken expects to compose another masterpiece season
AIKEN - There's still a little room left for improvement. Even after the near perfection of last season.

USC Aiken expects to compose another masterpiece season
AIKEN - There's still a little room left for improvement. Even after the near perfection of last season.

Golf glance

Young U.S. stars are prepared for Solheim pressure
CARMEL, Ind. - Paula Creamer could have passed for a schoolgirl at a pep rally. hen again, that's what she was.

GreenJackets cap year in style

Prep Football Power Poll

S.C. High School Top 10

Hillary up to expectations

Interest is high for clash Friday

Interest is high for clash Friday
There were at least 15 grown men watching practice at Laney on Tuesday. It was clear they just couldn't wait for one of the most anticipated games of the season.

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.

Interest is high for clash Friday
There were at least 15 grown men watching practice at Laney on Tuesday. It was clear they just couldn't wait for one of the most anticipated games of the season.

S.C. High School Top 10
The Associated Press high school football poll as selected by a panel of South Carolina sports writers, with the school's name, record, number of first-place votes, total votes and last week's rank. (Poll based on 14 ballots):

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.

S.C. High School Top 10
The Associated Press high school football poll as selected by a panel of South Carolina sports writers, with the school's name, record, number of first-place votes, total votes and last week's rank. (Poll based on 14 ballots):

Even Wal-Mart critics say company handled Katrina disaster well
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. marshaled its massive distribution network to have its shelves stocked and its store inventories bolstered, prepared for tremendous demand for supplies needed before and after Hurricane Katrina struck.

Hard lessons for displaced children starting class far from home
HOUSTON - On their first day in class after the Labor Day weekend, second-graders of Briarmeadow Charter School were excitedly playing "Subtraction Wars" with toy blocks in their math class.

Hundreds of firefighters stuck at Georgia hotel for days awaiting orders
ATLANTA - Hundreds of firefighters who volunteered to help rescue victims of Hurricane Katrina have instead been playing cards, taking classes on FEMA's history and lounging at an Atlanta airport hotel for days while they await orders.

Senate hearing focuses on suspicions of gasoline price gouging after Katrina disaster
WASHINGTON - Senators, both Republicans and Democrats, said Tuesday that they suspect price gouging as gasoline costs soared in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina but complained that the government doesn't have the ability to investigate or prevent such market abuses.

Hundreds of firefighters stuck at Georgia hotel for days awaiting orders
ATLANTA - Hundreds of firefighters who volunteered to help rescue victims of Hurricane Katrina have instead been playing cards, taking classes on FEMA's history and lounging at an Atlanta airport hotel for days while they await orders.

S.C. waits ready for hurricane evacuees
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Republican Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday criticized the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina, saying the delay in help may have cost lives.

Senate hearing focuses on suspicions of gasoline price gouging after Katrina disaster
WASHINGTON - Senators, both Republicans and Democrats, said Tuesday that they suspect price gouging as gasoline costs soared in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina but complained that the government doesn't have the ability to investigate or prevent such market abuses.

Some of world's poorest nations offer Katrina aid
BANGKOK, Thailand - Some of the world's poorest nations - Bangladesh, Afghanistan and tsunami-hit Thailand - have offered the United States aid and expertise to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Some of world's poorest nations offer Katrina aid
BANGKOK, Thailand - Some of the world's poorest nations - Bangladesh, Afghanistan and tsunami-hit Thailand - have offered the United States aid and expertise to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Even Wal-Mart critics say company handled Katrina disaster well
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. marshaled its massive distribution network to have its shelves stocked and its store inventories bolstered, prepared for tremendous demand for supplies needed before and after Hurricane Katrina struck.

Hard lessons for displaced children starting class far from home
HOUSTON - On their first day in class after the Labor Day weekend, second-graders of Briarmeadow Charter School were excitedly playing "Subtraction Wars" with toy blocks in their math class.

Bush readying request for as much as $40 billion more for Katrina recovery
WASHINGTON - President Bush intends to seek as much as $40 billion to cover the next phase of relief and recovery from Hurricane Katrina, congressional officials said Tuesday as leading lawmakers and the White House pledged to investigate an initial federal response widely condemned as woefully inadequate.

Bush readying request for as much as $40 billion more for Katrina recovery
WASHINGTON - President Bush intends to seek as much as $40 billion to cover the next phase of relief and recovery from Hurricane Katrina, congressional officials said Tuesday as leading lawmakers and the White House pledged to investigate an initial federal response widely condemned as woefully inadequate.

S.C. waits ready for hurricane evacuees
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Republican Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday criticized the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina, saying the delay in help may have cost lives.

Simple spinach dish is good any time of the dayquick cooking
When family life gets crazed with after-school sports and parent meetings, my 12-year-old daughter, C.C., often takes over the cooking duties and makes us her specialty - cheese omelets.

Simple spinach dish is good any time of the dayquick cooking
When family life gets crazed with after-school sports and parent meetings, my 12-year-old daughter, C.C., often takes over the cooking duties and makes us her specialty - cheese omelets.

Simple spinach dish is good any time of the dayquick cooking

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.

State's PACT scores improve
AIKEN -- Pupils in South Carolina and Aiken County improved their scores on the 2005 Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test, according to results released today.

South Carolina finds bus fuel
AIKEN -- South Carolina school buses won't run out of fuel at the end of the week.

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.

Here's how to allocate SPLOST

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

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

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

Show more compassion for victims
Your Sept. 1 editorial, "Looting: Is it survival?," has served to denigrate people involved in an increasingly desperate situation.Marylyn Reeves, Augusta

Where's domestic help for Katrina?
This is all an outrage. First, we all knew Katrina was coming and would be a bad hurricane. Our government, the Red Cross and other agencies knew help would be needed.Alan Marberry, Augusta

Congress must spur Bush to action

Show more compassion for victims
Your Sept. 1 editorial, "Looting: Is it survival?," has served to denigrate people involved in an increasingly desperate situation.Marylyn Reeves, Augusta

Where's domestic help for Katrina?

Throw book at animal torturers

Show more compassion for victims

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

Bush doesn't care about New Orleans

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

Bush doesn't care about New Orleans
Before 9-11, President Bush ignored reports that terrorists would seize jets and crash them into buildings. After 9-11, he manipulated the tragedy to settle old scores with Saddam Hussein and lied us into a war. ...Sandy Untermyer, Appling

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

Where's domestic help for Katrina?
This is all an outrage. First, we all knew Katrina was coming and would be a bad hurricane. Our government, the Red Cross and other agencies knew help would be needed.Alan Marberry, Augusta

Congress must spur Bush to action
Hurricane Katrina is certainly a tragedy, but the larger tragedy is still unfolding. This is the damage to the national economy caused by inaction on the part of the current federal government to act in the emergency.William R. Wells, Martinez

Bush doesn't care about New Orleans
Before 9-11, President Bush ignored reports that terrorists would seize jets and crash them into buildings. After 9-11, he manipulated the tragedy to settle old scores with Saddam Hussein and lied us into a war. ...Sandy Untermyer, Appling

Congress must spur Bush to action
Hurricane Katrina is certainly a tragedy, but the larger tragedy is still unfolding. This is the damage to the national economy caused by inaction on the part of the current federal government to act in the emergency.William R. Wells, Martinez

Seniors calendar

Living briefs

Health and fitness calendar

Running on sand a challenge and reward

Two deaths linked to Eastern equine encephalitis virus

Eye on design

Game review: 'NCAA Football 2006' scores top marks

More parents using tech tools to keep tabs on the kids

Running on sand a challenge and reward
LOS ANGELES - For nearly 40 years, Ron Lawrence ran on sandy beaches as part of his marathon training. He loved inhaling the salty air and listening to the sounds of crashing waves as he got in shape.

Two deaths linked to Eastern equine encephalitis virus
BOSTON - Two Massachusetts residents have died from the Eastern equine encephalitis virus, a rare but serious disease spread by mosquitos, public health officials said Tuesday.

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.

Two deaths linked to Eastern equine encephalitis virus
BOSTON - Two Massachusetts residents have died from the Eastern equine encephalitis virus, a rare but serious disease spread by mosquitos, public health officials said Tuesday.

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

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

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.

Living briefs
New York - George Clooney is the cover model for the premiere issue of Men's Vogue, the male counterpart to the cond nast style bible. He's wearing a camel overcoat, gray sweater and gray trousers.

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).

Living briefs
New York - George Clooney is the cover model for the premiere issue of Men's Vogue, the male counterpart to the cond nast style bible. He's wearing a camel overcoat, gray sweater and gray trousers.

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

Running on sand a challenge and reward
LOS ANGELES - For nearly 40 years, Ron Lawrence ran on sandy beaches as part of his marathon training. He loved inhaling the salty air and listening to the sounds of crashing waves as he got in shape.

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 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.

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

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Here's how you can help.

Leaders debate fire chief job

Tarver gains endorsement of government committee
One touted his long experience as a legislator, while another stressed his ideas on getting companies to not only come look at Augusta but also to relocate here. Candidates vying for the Georgia Senate District 22 post addressed the Augusta-Richmond County Committee for Good Government on Tuesday night, hoping to win its endorsement in the Sept. 20 special election.

Pitchfork-wielding robber still sought
AIKEN - The pitchfork bandit is still at large. One year ago today, a man walked into an Aiken bank, waved a four-pronged farm implement then ran out with cash - puzzling local authorities unused to bank robbers wielding agricultural tools.

Change studied for site on field

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.

Across the area
Regular residential garbage service in Augusta resumes today, according to Mark Johnson, the director of Richmond County Solid Waste.

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.

Kid of the Day

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

'We got to stand up'

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.

School reform plan submitted
A draft of the plan to "raise the bar" for all Richmond County high school students was presented to a school board committee Tuesday night.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Pitchfork-wielding robber still sought
AIKEN - The pitchfork bandit is still at large. One year ago today, a man walked into an Aiken bank, waved a four-pronged farm implement then ran out with cash - puzzling local authorities unused to bank robbers wielding agricultural tools.

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities include:

Final tax proposal approved
Augusta Commission members unanimously approved a resolution calling for a $160 million special purpose sales tax package Tuesday.

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.

Mobile office helps residents get IDs

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

Ways you can help hurricane victims

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.

Local leaders support candidates' campaigns

Leave me be
A lizard basks on a Plumeria leaf in Augusta.

State gains control of program

Final tax proposal approved
Augusta Commission members unanimously approved a resolution calling for a $160 million special purpose sales tax package Tuesday.

Across the area

Leaders debate fire chief job
A move by Augusta Commissioner Andy Cheek to waive the college education requirement and promote Howard Willis from interim to permanent chief of the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department failed Tuesday for lack of the necessary six votes.

Mobile office helps residents get IDs
Alfonso Green, 51, said he has always been told that one vote doesn't matter, but with age he has learned to appreciate the value of voting.

Woman dies in car accident
Phillipia Chanel Sanders, 24, of Evans, was killed in a single-car wreck on Washington Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Here's how you can help.

Bikers pedal services
CHARLESTON, S.C. - They look like tricycles and are some of the hottest wheels in downtown Charleston.

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.

Woman dies in car accident
Phillipia Chanel Sanders, 24, of Evans, was killed in a single-car wreck on Washington Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Doctors return from Louisiana

Schools evaluate fuel use
The Richmond County school system could make cuts to counter soaring fuel costs.

Schools evaluate fuel use

Cockfighting arraignment coming
JEFFERSON, Ga. - A Jackson County property owner faces a slew of animal cruelty and other charges stemming from a night in March when Arcade police stumbled on what authorities suspect was a large cockfighting ring involving nearly 100 birds.

Family seeks man's parole

Host of party is held in slaying
A Burke County man was fatally wounded this weekend at his 40th birthday party, and the host of the party remained jailed Tuesday in the shooting death.

Bikers pedal services
CHARLESTON, S.C. - They look like tricycles and are some of the hottest wheels in downtown Charleston.

Mobile office helps residents get IDs
Alfonso Green, 51, said he has always been told that one vote doesn't matter, but with age he has learned to appreciate the value of voting.

Family seeks man's parole
COLUMBIA - Former Hanahan Police Chief M.C. Bellew says South Carolina's parole board might have the last chance to right a wrong.

Drug for kidney cancer shows city's resources
George Carden was given as little as six weeks to live when he left the National Institutes of Health in May after an experimental drug failed to halt his kidney cancer. Since he returned to Augusta, however, he has found another experimental drug that he feels is working.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Victoria Yrizarry of Grovetown.

Pitchfork-wielding robber still sought

Leave me be
A lizard basks on a Plumeria leaf in Augusta.

Leave me be

Across the area
Regular residential garbage service in Augusta resumes today, according to Mark Johnson, the director of Richmond County Solid Waste.

Kid of the Day

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Area educators welcome young

Bikers pedal services

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

Across the area

School reform plan submitted

Gas price puts many on buses

Officer's wife finds way back to Georgia

Woman dies in car accident

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

Cockfighting arraignment coming

Across the Southeast

Final tax proposal approved

Across South Carolina

WGAC reporter is found dead in home

News you can use

Host of party is held in slaying

How to help hurricane victims

Some storm victims want to stay here

Stem cells help treat cancer

Meth labs confound local law enforcement

Drug for kidney cancer shows city's resources
George Carden was given as little as six weeks to live when he left the National Institutes of Health in May after an experimental drug failed to halt his kidney cancer. Since he returned to Augusta, however, he has found another experimental drug that he feels is working.

Correction

Officer's wife finds way back to Georgia
She nearly ended up having to go to the Superdome. However, Cindy Leonard - with help from staff at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel on Canal Street - was able to get to Lafayette, La., where she was picked up by her husband and returned to her Martinez home during the weekend.

Across Georgia

Doctors return from Louisiana
Keith Davis said the victims of Hurricane Katrina he saw streaming into shelters this weekend reminded him of his days as a surgical resident at New Orleans' Charity Hospital.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Victoria Yrizarry of Grovetown.

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.

Cockfighting arraignment coming
JEFFERSON, Ga. - A Jackson County property owner faces a slew of animal cruelty and other charges stemming from a night in March when Arcade police stumbled on what authorities suspect was a large cockfighting ring involving nearly 100 birds.

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.

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.

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.

Gas price puts many on buses
When the price of a regular tank of gasoline hit $2.50, Colosha Dobey hit the bus stop.

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.

Area educators welcome young
Jessica Turner can handle leaving her home on the outskirts of New Orleans behind. The 14-year-old freshman can even handle starting at a new school, which she did Tuesday at Greenbrier High School.

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

Host of party is held in slaying
A Burke County man was fatally wounded this weekend at his 40th birthday party, and the host of the party remained jailed Tuesday in the shooting death.

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

Leaders debate fire chief job
A move by Augusta Commissioner Andy Cheek to waive the college education requirement and promote Howard Willis from interim to permanent chief of the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department failed Tuesday for lack of the necessary six votes.

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.

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

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.

Family seeks man's parole
COLUMBIA - Former Hanahan Police Chief M.C. Bellew says South Carolina's parole board might have the last chance to right a wrong.

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

Schools evaluate fuel use
The Richmond County school system could make cuts to counter soaring fuel costs.

Drug for kidney cancer shows city's resources

Doctors return from Louisiana
Keith Davis said the victims of Hurricane Katrina he saw streaming into shelters this weekend reminded him of his days as a surgical resident at New Orleans' Charity Hospital.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Tarver gains endorsement of government committee
One touted his long experience as a legislator, while another stressed his ideas on getting companies to not only come look at Augusta but also to relocate here. Candidates vying for the Georgia Senate District 22 post addressed the Augusta-Richmond County Committee for Good Government on Tuesday night, hoping to win its endorsement in the Sept. 20 special election.

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities include:

School reform plan submitted
A draft of the plan to "raise the bar" for all Richmond County high school students was presented to a school board committee Tuesday night.

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

Gas price puts many on buses
When the price of a regular tank of gasoline hit $2.50, Colosha Dobey hit the bus stop.

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.

Area educators welcome young
Jessica Turner can handle leaving her home on the outskirts of New Orleans behind. The 14-year-old freshman can even handle starting at a new school, which she did Tuesday at Greenbrier High School.

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.

Officer's wife finds way back to Georgia
She nearly ended up having to go to the Superdome. However, Cindy Leonard - with help from staff at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel on Canal Street - was able to get to Lafayette, La., where she was picked up by her husband and returned to her Martinez home during the weekend.

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

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.

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.

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.

Tarver gains endorsement of government committee

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

'Virgin' director says next movie will star Seth Rogen
NEW YORK - The success of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" might lead some to wonder if a sequel is in the works.

Matt Dillon to be honored at Gotham Awards
NEW YORK - Matt Dillon, who starred in the Los Angeles crime drama "Crash" earlier this year, will be honored with a Gotham Award on Nov. 30.

Matt Dillon to be honored at Gotham Awards

Matt Dillon to be honored at Gotham Awards
NEW YORK - Matt Dillon, who starred in the Los Angeles crime drama "Crash" earlier this year, will be honored with a Gotham Award on Nov. 30.

'Virgin' director says next movie will star Seth Rogen

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.

'Virgin' director says next movie will star Seth Rogen
NEW YORK - The success of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" might lead some to wonder if a sequel is in the works.

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.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

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.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
They're old, but they're not dead, yet. For 40-plus years, the Rolling Stones have strutted their way across rock 'n' roll's youthful terrain. Now "A Bigger Bomb," the band's first studio album since 1997's "Bridges to Babylon," hammers home the fact that The Rolling Stones still have "it" - and they're willing to grow.

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.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
They're old, but they're not dead, yet. For 40-plus years, the Rolling Stones have strutted their way across rock 'n' roll's youthful terrain. Now "A Bigger Bomb," the band's first studio album since 1997's "Bridges to Babylon," hammers home the fact that The Rolling Stones still have "it" - and they're willing to grow.

Country superstar Toby Keith launching own label

Suge Knight out of hospital after shooting

Suge Knight out of hospital after shooting
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Marion "Suge" Knight, who was shot once in the leg at an MTV awards pre-party last month, has been released from the hospital.

Suge Knight out of hospital after shooting
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Marion "Suge" Knight, who was shot once in the leg at an MTV awards pre-party last month, has been released from the hospital.

Panthers' Jenkins trying to return to All-Pro form

Appeals court rules ex-Panther should get injury payments

Rice calls an end to a sterling career

Falcons' top pick ready to perform

Miss Selina V. Roye    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Hector B. Torres    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Lawrence Gregory    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Wright    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Childs    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby McKay    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Fred O. Davis    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn N. Hughes    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Johnny English, III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Nell Kent    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie D. Adams    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Amy Wehn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruthie Calhoun    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruthie Calhoun    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn N. Hughes    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Geneva Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Miriam Woodward    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Col. James L. Black, Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Rita A. Riley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Ronnie D. Adams    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara Nell Kent    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Morris Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ray R. Tanton    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby McKay    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Emmie Ridlehoover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roy B. Savarese    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Miss Selina V. Roye    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Williams, Sr.    (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Gloria K. Allred    (CLAYTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rita A. Riley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Miss Mattie Norris    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Fred O. Davis    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby McKay    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Lawrence Gregory    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Morris Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mavious Jackson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ashton H. Sauls    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Lawrence Gregory    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles F. Ramsey, Jr.    (MANCHESTER, Mass.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Madge Bowen    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. Eugene J. Cross    (KITE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Cook    (BUFFALO, N.Y.)

Mr. Andrew Jackson    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

LTC Earldine Cisco    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Dexter C. Lee, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Henry M. Marks, III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Madge Bowen    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Eloise Miller    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles F. Ramsey, Jr.    (MANCHESTER, Mass.)

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

Mrs. Rita A. Riley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie D. Adams    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ashton H. Sauls    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Hector B. Torres    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Miriam Woodward    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Amy Wehn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie D. Adams    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ray R. Tanton    (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Gloria K. Allred    (CLAYTON, Ga.)

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

Col. James L. Black, Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Selina V. Roye    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Childs    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Johnny English, III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rita A. Riley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Miss Mattie Norris    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby McKay    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Andrew Jackson    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bennie Wright    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Williams, Sr.    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mavious Jackson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Amy Wehn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Gregory    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy B. Savarese    (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

Miss Selina V. Roye    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Emmie Ridlehoover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eloise Miller    (EVANS, Ga.)

Rev. Eugene J. Cross    (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Henry M. Marks, III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Cook    (BUFFALO, N.Y.)

Mr. Dexter C. Lee, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

LTC Earldine Cisco    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Amy Wehn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruthie Calhoun (BARTOW, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Fred O. Davis (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Lawrence Gregory (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Amy Wehn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles F. Ramsey, Jr. (MANCHESTER, Mass.)

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

Mr. Roy B. Savarese (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Andrew Jackson (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Hector B. Torres (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amy Wehn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mattie Norris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ashton H. Sauls (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Eloise Miller (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Morris Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Selina V. Roye (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Emmie Ridlehoover (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Johnny English, III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Gregory (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Childs (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Geneva Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Col. James L. Black, Jr. (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Bennie Wright (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Dexter C. Lee, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Evelyn N. Hughes (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mavious Jackson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Williams, Sr. (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Sara Nell Kent (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

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

Miss Selina V. Roye (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gloria K. Allred (CLAYTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Madge Bowen (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

LTC Earldine Cisco (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Henry M. Marks, III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Miriam Woodward (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Overtime

Federer, Hewitt advance to quarters at Open

Ageless Agassi advances to quarters

Angry Armstrong might ride again

Angry Armstrong might ride again
AUSTIN, Texas - Retired life is nice, but Lance Armstrong says he is thinking about making a comeback.

Federer, Hewitt advance to quarters at Open
NEW YORK - Roger Federer finally got a scare in the U.S. Open.

Federer, Hewitt advance to quarters at Open
NEW YORK - Roger Federer finally got a scare in the U.S. Open.

Overtime
Vaughn Taylor and Charles Howell weren't the only Augustans who had good days in Monday's final round of the PGA Tour's Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass.

Angry Armstrong might ride again
AUSTIN, Texas - Retired life is nice, but Lance Armstrong says he is thinking about making a comeback.

Overtime
Vaughn Taylor and Charles Howell weren't the only Augustans who had good days in Monday's final round of the PGA Tour's Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass.

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.

Appeals court rules ex-Panther should get injury payments
RALEIGH, N.C. - A former Carolina Panthers cornerback injured on a play that ended his NFL career should receive workers' compensation payments totaling about $167,440, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

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.

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.

Appeals court rules ex-Panther should get injury payments
RALEIGH, N.C. - A former Carolina Panthers cornerback injured on a play that ended his NFL career should receive workers' compensation payments totaling about $167,440, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

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.

Panthers' Jenkins trying to return to All-Pro form
CHARLOTTE, N.C. AP) - Kris Jenkins was one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL before a shoulder injury sidelined him most of last season.

Panthers' Jenkins trying to return to All-Pro form
CHARLOTTE, N.C. AP) - Kris Jenkins was one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL before a shoulder injury sidelined him most of last season.

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.

Stars to sing in 'Emmy Idol' contest during ceremony
LOS ANGELES - The Emmy Awards will be singing a different tune at this month's ceremony, and it could be a classic.

Stars to sing in 'Emmy Idol' contest during ceremony
LOS ANGELES - The Emmy Awards will be singing a different tune at this month's ceremony, and it could be a classic.

Stars to sing in 'Emmy Idol' contest during ceremony

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

People in the News

Bob Denver, TV's Gilligan, dead at 70

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

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.

Spurrier, Richt to meet for 2nd time

The Evil Genius returns: Will he bedevil Georgia again?

The Evil Genius returns: Will he bedevil Georgia again?
ATHENS, Ga. - He's not the Ol' Ball Coach in these parts. To Georgia fans, Steve Spurrier has always gone by a more nefarious name - Evil Genius.

The Evil Genius returns: Will he bedevil Georgia again?
ATHENS, Ga. - He's not the Ol' Ball Coach in these parts. To Georgia fans, Steve Spurrier has always gone by a more nefarious name - Evil Genius.

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.

Spurrier friendly with Georgia's Richt

Spurrier friendly with Georgia's Richt
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier always liked former Florida State assistant and current Georgia coach Mark Richt, something the head ball coach can't say about all the FSU people he's dealt with.

Spurrier isn't worried about reception from Georgia fans
COLUMBIA - Steve Spurrier is ready for any verbal abuse he might receive from Georgia fans when the Bulldogs play host to South Carolina on Saturday.

Spurrier friendly with Georgia's Richt
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier always liked former Florida State assistant and current Georgia coach Mark Richt, something the head ball coach can't say about all the FSU people he's dealt with.

Spurrier isn't worried about reception from Georgia fans

Spurrier isn't worried about reception from Georgia fans
COLUMBIA - Steve Spurrier is ready for any verbal abuse he might receive from Georgia fans when the Bulldogs play host to South Carolina on Saturday.

Three courses ready to show off new greens
All of the Augusta area's golf courses will back in business within a month.

Three courses ready to show off new greens
All of the Augusta area's golf courses will back in business within a month.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

My Style

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

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.

Question of the week

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 ...

Fame beckons Death Cab for Cutie

Xtreme Calendar

Network of friends makes life easier for ninth-graders

Shop owner hopes to move artists in a new direction

Grant money helps keep Burnettown blooming

N. Augusta student wins awards for her talent in arts

Prepping for polo

Events

Recreation center events

'Shadowlands' dominates Playhouse awards night

Pet of the week

Teachers given grants for training, instructional materials

Area adult literacy sites

Schoolhouse inspires pupils

School menu

Recycling center

Around the block

Pupils design future city in competition

Reunions

This week

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Hundreds of firefighters stuck at Georgia hotel for days awaiting orders

S.C. waits ready for hurricane evacuees

Senate hearing focuses on suspicions of gasoline price gouging after Katrina disaster

Even Wal-Mart critics say company handled Katrina disaster well

Some of world's poorest nations offer Katrina aid

Hard lessons for displaced children starting class far from home

Bush readying request for as much as $40 billion more for Katrina recovery