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

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.

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:

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

'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.

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.

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

Recreation 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

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

'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.

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

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.

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:

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.

Applause cover
The Peach Fuzz Hash House Harriers give a whole new meaning to recreational drinking as they jog from bar to bar.

Applause cover

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

'Sunshine Boys' still funny after 33 years

'Sunshine Boys' still funny after 33 years
The classic Neil Simon play The Sunshine Boys will serve as the season opener at Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

'Sunshine Boys' still funny after 33 years
The classic Neil Simon play The Sunshine Boys will serve as the season opener at Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre.

Galleries calendar

Athletics slide by Mariners, 8-7

Athletics slide by Mariners, 8-7
OAKLAND, Calif. - Mark Kotsay and Eric Chavez hit two-run doubles and Nick Swisher walked with two outs and the bases loaded for Oakland as the Athletics overcame a four-run ninth inning deficit in a win for the first time in 48 years, beating the Seattle Mariners 8-7 Wednesday.

Athletics slide by Mariners, 8-7
OAKLAND, Calif. - Mark Kotsay and Eric Chavez hit two-run doubles and Nick Swisher walked with two outs and the bases loaded for Oakland as the Athletics overcame a four-run ninth inning deficit in a win for the first time in 48 years, beating the Seattle Mariners 8-7 Wednesday.

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.

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.

Major League baseball notebook

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

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."

Langerhans comes through in clutch
ATLANTA - Ryan Langerhans stood in front of his locker late Sunday afternoon disgusted with himself, dejected at the missed opportunity to give the Braves an extra-inning victory against Cincinnati.

Smoltz outduels Pedro again

Hurler's status up in air
ATLANTA - A five-inning, 75-pitch simulated game didn't give Mike Hampton and the Atlanta Braves any ultimate answer Wednesday regarding how to use the on-the-mend left-hander.

Langerhans comes through in clutch

Hurler's status up in air
ATLANTA - A five-inning, 75-pitch simulated game didn't give Mike Hampton and the Atlanta Braves any ultimate answer Wednesday regarding how to use the on-the-mend left-hander.

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.

Langerhans comes through in clutch
ATLANTA - Ryan Langerhans stood in front of his locker late Sunday afternoon disgusted with himself, dejected at the missed opportunity to give the Braves an extra-inning victory against Cincinnati.

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.

Hurler's status up in air

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.

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 wins Player of the Month award

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.

Bank hopes new name stands out
Another Augusta-area bank is changing its name.

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.

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.

Millions recalled by Ford, Toyota
WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday recalled 3.8 million pickups and sport utility vehicles for a cruise control switch suspected of causing engine fires. It is the fifth largest auto industry recall in U.S. history.

Fuel costs drive away profits on convenience stores' goods

Augusta feels effects of oyster shortages
Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the oyster industry, and the damage has started to trickle up to Augusta, seafood distributors say.

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.

Bank hopes new name stands out
Another Augusta-area bank is changing its name.

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.

Apple launches new iTunes phone, smaller iPod
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Computer Inc. CEO Steve Jobs introduced a music-playing phone Wednesday that is capable of storing about 100 songs, as well as a pencil-thin version of the iPod, the company's ubiquitous digital music device.

Katrina expected to slash economic growth
WASHINGTON - Hurricane Katrina will have a greater economic impact that previous killer storms, though the energy price spikes, slower growth and job losses won't be enough to push the country into a recession.

Katrina expected to slash economic growth
WASHINGTON - Hurricane Katrina will have a greater economic impact that previous killer storms, though the energy price spikes, slower growth and job losses won't be enough to push the country into a recession.

U.S. appeals WTO ruling in Canada lumber feud

Stocks edge higher as oil prices drop
NEW YORK - A drop in crude oil futures pushed stocks modestly higher Wednesday, helped by government predictions of lower gasoline prices.

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.

Millions recalled by Ford, Toyota
WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday recalled 3.8 million pickups and sport utility vehicles for a cruise control switch suspected of causing engine fires. It is the fifth largest auto industry recall in U.S. history.

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.

Stocks edge higher as oil prices drop

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 expected to slash economic growth

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.

Apple launches new iTunes phone, smaller iPod

Recovery eases oil markets

Bank hopes new name stands out

Boeing's new CEO receives early challenge in walkout

Millions recalled by Ford, Toyota

Apple launches new iTunes phone, smaller iPod
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Computer Inc. CEO Steve Jobs introduced a music-playing phone Wednesday that is capable of storing about 100 songs, as well as a pencil-thin version of the iPod, the company's ubiquitous digital music device.

Augusta feels effects of oyster shortages

Augusta feels effects of oyster shortages
Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the oyster industry, and the damage has started to trickle up to Augusta, seafood distributors say.

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.

Stocks edge higher as oil prices drop
NEW YORK - A drop in crude oil futures pushed stocks modestly higher Wednesday, helped by government predictions of lower gasoline prices.

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

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 7, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 8, 2005.

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.

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.

The Citadel to visit Tallahassee
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State coach Bobby Bowden won't say anything that could result in being bulletin board material for The Citadel, but he concedes he's hoping to get a look at a lot of players when the 11th-ranked Seminoles host their first Division I-AA opponent in a decade.

Dean delivered in clutch
Reviewing and previewing college football

The Citadel to visit Tallahassee
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State coach Bobby Bowden won't say anything that could result in being bulletin board material for The Citadel, but he concedes he's hoping to get a look at a lot of players when the 11th-ranked Seminoles host their first Division I-AA opponent in a decade.

The Citadel to visit Tallahassee

Dean delivered in clutch

Dean delivered in clutch
Reviewing and previewing college football

Three courses ready to show off new greens

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.

Where the blame lies

Where the blame lies
President Bush and Congress have promised to investigate the feds' response to Katrina. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, editorializing in virtual exile and understandably upset, has called for every official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be fired.

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.

A disgusting dish

It's raining slogans

Where the blame lies
President Bush and Congress have promised to investigate the feds' response to Katrina. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, editorializing in virtual exile and understandably upset, has called for every official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be fired.

A disgusting dish
The old saw is that folks would rather not see either sausage or laws being made.

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

A disgusting dish
The old saw is that folks would rather not see either sausage or laws being made.

Another Rehnquist?

Spotted
Kelsey Snyder and JoAnna Webb pose in front of a car on display at the Labor Day Luau & Car Show on First Friday.

People in the News
ANAHEIM, Calif. - A photographer who tried to snap Reese Witherspoon at the California Adventure theme park was cited for allegedly assaulting two employees, police said.

Stuff to do
BORDER BASH: 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, Augusta Common, 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets; celebrate the University of Georgia and University of South Carolina football rivalry; 721-4004.

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
ANAHEIM, Calif. - A photographer who tried to snap Reese Witherspoon at the California Adventure theme park was cited for allegedly assaulting two employees, police said.

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.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

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

Spotted
Kelsey Snyder and JoAnna Webb pose in front of a car on display at the Labor Day Luau & Car Show on First Friday.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

'A drinking group with a running problem'
The Playground Bar was quiet on a recent Wednesday evening. Jason Smoot was tending to a lone customer at the bar. The pool table in the back room was empty.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

'What's For Lunch: Takosushi Restaurant
Takosushi Restaurant is located at 437 Highland Ave. in Augusta.

'What's For Lunch: Takosushi Restaurant
Takosushi Restaurant is located at 437 Highland Ave. in Augusta.

Stuff to do
BORDER BASH: 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, Augusta Common, 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets; celebrate the University of Georgia and University of South Carolina football rivalry; 721-4004.

'A drinking group with a running problem'
The Playground Bar was quiet on a recent Wednesday evening. Jason Smoot was tending to a lone customer at the bar. The pool table in the back room was empty.

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

Ready, set, hash!
The 366th running of the Peach Fuzz Hash House Harriers was special because it was a "back to school" theme. Beginning and ending in a downtown parking lot at 12th Street and Ellis Street, it covered about three miles, took about 2 hours, and visited three bars. Here's how it went down:

Ready, set, hash!
The 366th running of the Peach Fuzz Hash House Harriers was special because it was a "back to school" theme. Beginning and ending in a downtown parking lot at 12th Street and Ellis Street, it covered about three miles, took about 2 hours, and visited three bars. Here's how it went down:

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
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

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
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.

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

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.

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
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.

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.

Big wins prompt big moves for Tech

Georgia Tech players not impressed by first ranking since 2001

GreenJackets doomed by late August swoon
Almost five years to the day after playing his last Major League Baseball game with the New York Yankees, Roberto Kelly made his managerial debut against the Yankees' low Class A affiliate, the Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs.

Horwitz finishes with title
Brian Horwitz had better stay in Simon Klink's good graces, because Klink said he has the "hidden recipe" to get his teammate out.

GreenJackets doomed by late August swoon
Almost five years to the day after playing his last Major League Baseball game with the New York Yankees, Roberto Kelly made his managerial debut against the Yankees' low Class A affiliate, the Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs.

Horwitz finishes with title
Brian Horwitz had better stay in Simon Klink's good graces, because Klink said he has the "hidden recipe" to get his teammate out.

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.

Young U.S. stars are prepared for Solheim pressure

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.

Europe desperate for a road victory
CARMEL, Ind. - Laura Davies somehow feels empty at the Solheim Cup.

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

Pavilion pays tribute to past
The oversized white golf ball sits on the oversized wooden tee, back where it belongs.

Europe desperate for a road victory
CARMEL, Ind. - Laura Davies somehow feels empty at the Solheim Cup.

Europe desperate for a road victory

Pavilion pays tribute to past
The oversized white golf ball sits on the oversized wooden tee, back where it belongs.

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

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

USC Aiken expects to compose another masterpiece season

Pavilion pays tribute to past

Horwitz finishes with title

GreenJackets doomed by late August swoon

Interest is high for clash Friday

Thomson's punter is getting too much work

S.C. High School Top 10

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.

Thomson's punter is getting too much work
The big bodies on the Thomson offensive line have already created the makings of an All-Area season for a teammate.

Thomson's punter is getting too much work
The big bodies on the Thomson offensive line have already created the makings of an All-Area season for a teammate.

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):

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):

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Bush doesn't care about New Orleans

Congress must spur Bush to action

Academic plan started with Larke

Response to Katrina was far too sluggish

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

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

Show more compassion for victims

Response to Katrina was far too sluggish
"America, the vulnerable," the Sept. 2 Augusta Chronicle editorial, makes frightening sense that if our leadership in the New Orleans debacle is an example of our homeland security defenses, then what is our chance of survival if there is another terrorist attack on this country?Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Support your local bus drivers
School bus drivers do not get the respect they deserve. They are looked upon as nonprofessional personnel by the school administration. Darrell M. Withrow, Thomson

Where's domestic help for Katrina?

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

Academic plan started with Larke
Regarding Craig Spinks' Aug. 25 letter to the editor, "Superintendent made right move":Mechelle Jordan, 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

Academic plan started with Larke
Regarding Craig Spinks' Aug. 25 letter to the editor, "Superintendent made right move":Mechelle Jordan, 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

Response to Katrina was far too sluggish
"America, the vulnerable," the Sept. 2 Augusta Chronicle editorial, makes frightening sense that if our leadership in the New Orleans debacle is an example of our homeland security defenses, then what is our chance of survival if there is another terrorist attack on this country?Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Support your local bus drivers

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

Support your local bus drivers
School bus drivers do not get the respect they deserve. They are looked upon as nonprofessional personnel by the school administration. Darrell M. Withrow, Thomson

Running on sand a challenge and reward

Two deaths linked to Eastern equine encephalitis virus

Living briefs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PACT scores of Aiken students climb
AIKEN - South Carolina pupils improved on the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test in the 2005 round.

WGAC reporter is found dead in home

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

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

Family seeks man's parole

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

Father's school board protest pays off
It took standing outside the Richmond County school board's central offices with a large sign Wednesday for parent Michael Jarrard to get a response from school officials.

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

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.

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

Across the area
Residential garbage service in Richmond County is back on a normal schedule with trash, recyclable items and yard and bulk waste being picked up on their normal collection days, but haulers are a little behind schedule, said Mark Johnson, the solid waste director.

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.

Leaders get new bus fuel supplier
AIKEN - South Carolina education leaders averted a school crisis Wednesday, securing an emergency contract with a fuel supplier to keep its 5,000 buses running.

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

Date set for dentist's first trial
A Jan. 9 trial date is set for the Atlanta-area dentist accused of killing his estranged girlfriend 14 years ago in Augusta.

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.

Jury in Athens convicts woman
ATHENS, Ga. - A 52-year-old Winterville woman was found guilty Tuesday of embezzling more than $100,000 from her Athens employer after a week-long trial in Clarke County Superior Court.

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

County's history goes on display

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.

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

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.

Leave me be

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

Woman dies in car accident

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

Bill to ax tax on gas closer to approval
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue's initiative to eliminate state taxes on gasoline at the pump during September moved a step closer to legislative approval Wednesday.

Bill to ax tax on gas closer to approval

Woman convicted twice seeks retrial
ATLANTA - Former Deputy Tracy Lea Fortson was convicted twice of killing her former boyfriend and encasing his body in concrete, yet her lawyer asked the Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday for another trial.

School struggles to fund Spanish program

Officer's wife finds way back to Georgia

Ways you can help hurricane victims

Supply still low at some stations
Until Wednesday, the North Augusta Amoco station on Martintown Road was capping customers' gas purchases at $20.

PACT scores of Aiken students climb

Bill to ax tax on gas closer to approval
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue's initiative to eliminate state taxes on gasoline at the pump during September moved a step closer to legislative approval Wednesday.

Nurse calls disaster scene worse than 9-11 aftermath

Chancellor gives farewell report
ATLANTA - As he gave his final report to the University System Board of Regents on Wednesday, Chancellor Tom Meredith turned to a quote that gives him inspiration when he faces a tough choice.

Woman convicted twice seeks retrial

Across the area
Residential garbage service in Richmond County is back on a normal schedule with trash, recyclable items and yard and bulk waste being picked up on their normal collection days, but haulers are a little behind schedule, said Mark Johnson, the solid waste director.

Jury in Athens convicts woman

Across the area

Across the region

Teacher on leave finds, loses new job

Ways you can help hurricane victims

Gas price puts many on buses

School reform plan submitted

Pitchfork-wielding robber still sought

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.

County's history goes on display
Columbia County may not yet have an official, comprehensive museum, but on Wednesday, it got the next best thing.

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.

Kid of the Day

Bikers pedal services

Date set for dentist's first trial

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.

Supply still low at some stations

Nurse calls disaster scene worse than 9-11 aftermath
Mary Bannan was at Ground Zero in New York days after the terrorist attacks in 2001. Sitting now at the airport outside New Orleans treating patients, she lends some perspective to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: "Oh, this is worse," she said Wednesday in a cell-phone interview.

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

Kid of the Day
Symphanie Coleman is today's Kid of the Day.

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

Supply still low at some stations
Until Wednesday, the North Augusta Amoco station on Martintown Road was capping customers' gas purchases at $20.

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

School struggles to fund Spanish program
Sixteen first-grade pupils of Stevens Creek Elementary School reached up and tugged on their ear lobes Wednesday morning. In unison, they said, "las orejas," which is Spanish for the ears.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Nurse calls disaster scene worse than 9-11 aftermath
Mary Bannan was at Ground Zero in New York days after the terrorist attacks in 2001. Sitting now at the airport outside New Orleans treating patients, she lends some perspective to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: "Oh, this is worse," she said Wednesday in a cell-phone interview.

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.

Teacher on leave finds, loses new job
Javanti Rogers had moved on again. Still on Richmond County schools' payroll and awaiting a hearing over whether he should be fired over sexually explicit e-mails sent to female students, the Lucy C. Laney High School band teacher had already found a new job in Florida.

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.

County's history goes on display
Columbia County may not yet have an official, comprehensive museum, but on Wednesday, it got the next best thing.

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.

Leaders get new bus fuel supplier
AIKEN - South Carolina education leaders averted a school crisis Wednesday, securing an emergency contract with a fuel supplier to keep its 5,000 buses running.

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.

Kid of the Day
Symphanie Coleman is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

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

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 convicted twice seeks retrial
ATLANTA - Former Deputy Tracy Lea Fortson was convicted twice of killing her former boyfriend and encasing his body in concrete, yet her lawyer asked the Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday for another trial.

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:

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

Across the region
ATLANTA - Two new presidents were chosen Wednesday for Georgia colleges, one of them a retired general.

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.

Father's school board protest pays off

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.

Leaders get new bus fuel supplier

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Chancellor gives farewell report

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

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

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.

Final tax proposal approved

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.

Drug for kidney cancer shows city's resources

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

Doctors return from Louisiana

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.

Chancellor gives farewell report
ATLANTA - As he gave his final report to the University System Board of Regents on Wednesday, Chancellor Tom Meredith turned to a quote that gives him inspiration when he faces a tough choice.

Tarver gains endorsement of government committee

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

Leaders debate fire chief job

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.

Area educators welcome young

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.

Host of party is held in slaying

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.

Jury in Athens convicts woman
ATHENS, Ga. - A 52-year-old Winterville woman was found guilty Tuesday of embezzling more than $100,000 from her Athens employer after a week-long trial in Clarke County Superior Court.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Mobile office helps residents get IDs

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

Kid of the Day

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Cockfighting arraignment coming

Father's school board protest pays off
It took standing outside the Richmond County school board's central offices with a large sign Wednesday for parent Michael Jarrard to get a response from school officials.

Across the area

PACT scores of Aiken students climb
AIKEN - South Carolina pupils improved on the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test in the 2005 round.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Date set for dentist's first trial
A Jan. 9 trial date is set for the Atlanta-area dentist accused of killing his estranged girlfriend 14 years ago in Augusta.

Schools evaluate fuel use

School struggles to fund Spanish program
Sixteen first-grade pupils of Stevens Creek Elementary School reached up and tugged on their ear lobes Wednesday morning. In unison, they said, "las orejas," which is Spanish for the ears.

Teacher on leave finds, loses new job
Javanti Rogers had moved on again. Still on Richmond County schools' payroll and awaiting a hearing over whether he should be fired over sexually explicit e-mails sent to female students, the Lucy C. Laney High School band teacher had already found a new job in Florida.

Across the area
Residential garbage service in Richmond County is back on a normal schedule with trash, recyclable items and yard and bulk waste being picked up on their normal collection days, but haulers are a little behind schedule, said Mark Johnson, the solid waste director.

Masters invite is almost in the mail for Taylor
You can divide almost anything involving golf into two schools. Mechanical or feel. Power or finesse. Conservative or aggressive.

Masters invite is almost in the mail for Taylor
You can divide almost anything involving golf into two schools. Mechanical or feel. Power or finesse. Conservative or aggressive.

Flicks
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

'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.

Flicks

'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.

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's just out in video and DVD and a calendar of what's coming:

'Virgin' director says next movie will star Seth Rogen

New on DVD

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.

Flicks
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

New on DVD
Here's a look at what's just out in video and DVD and a calendar of what's coming:

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.

Paisley, Womack lead CMA Award nominees with six each

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.

Big Easy's Zydepunks planning to weather storm with concert

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.

Sonic Spotlight: Rich McCracken
RICH MCCRACKEN AGE: 24HOMETOWN: Augusta

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Club calendar

Playin' in a family band
Musician John Christopher Knight believes in living the spirit of '76.

Playin' in a family band

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.

Paisley, Womack lead CMA Award nominees with six each
NEW YORK - Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack led the nominees for the Country Music Association Awards Wednesday, snaring six apiece, including single of the year for their hits "Alcohol" and "I May Hate Myself in the Morning."

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.

Club calendar
Drink up! They've got $5 pitchers of Bud, Bud Light and Killians at The Renaissance Pub, 1034 Broad St. Call 828-6808.

Big Easy's Zydepunks planning to weather storm with concert
New Orleans has been damaged by ravaging floods, but a part of the Crescent City's musical heritage will live on in a show by The Zydepunks on Saturday at the Imperial Theatre.

Rock for Relief festival to benefit hurricane victims

Rock for Relief festival to benefit hurricane victims
Part celebration and part commemoration, the Rock for Relief festival, a 20-band bill scheduled for Sunday, will let Augusta artists, musicians and the community at large to gather for a good cause.

Former dc Talk member Tait headlines JesusFest

Paisley, Womack lead CMA Award nominees with six each
NEW YORK - Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack led the nominees for the Country Music Association Awards Wednesday, snaring six apiece, including single of the year for their hits "Alcohol" and "I May Hate Myself in the Morning."

Suge Knight out of hospital after shooting

Playin' in a family band
Musician John Christopher Knight believes in living the spirit of '76.

Sonic Spotlight: Rich McCracken

Big Easy's Zydepunks planning to weather storm with concert
New Orleans has been damaged by ravaging floods, but a part of the Crescent City's musical heritage will live on in a show by The Zydepunks on Saturday at the Imperial Theatre.

Rock for Relief festival to benefit hurricane victims
Part celebration and part commemoration, the Rock for Relief festival, a 20-band bill scheduled for Sunday, will let Augusta artists, musicians and the community at large to gather for a good cause.

Club calendar
Drink up! They've got $5 pitchers of Bud, Bud Light and Killians at The Renaissance Pub, 1034 Broad St. Call 828-6808.

Sonic Spotlight: Rich McCracken
RICH MCCRACKEN AGE: 24HOMETOWN: Augusta

Former dc Talk member Tait headlines JesusFest
Ask Michael Tait when he and dc Talk pals Toby McKeehan and Kevin Smith will come back together, and his answer rolls out like a shrug.

Former dc Talk member Tait headlines JesusFest
Ask Michael Tait when he and dc Talk pals Toby McKeehan and Kevin Smith will come back together, and his answer rolls out like a shrug.

Racing Newsmaker: Ray Evernham
Car owner Ray Evernham heads to Saturday night's Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at the Richmond International Speedway knowing his cars have won the last two races at the three-quarter-mile racetrack.

Cut to the chase
NASCAR's playoffs, a made-for-television series called Chase for the Championship, will be without its most popular star. And baring a near-miracle, it might be without its brightest.

Racing Newsmaker: Ray Evernham
Car owner Ray Evernham heads to Saturday night's Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at the Richmond International Speedway knowing his cars have won the last two races at the three-quarter-mile racetrack.

Racing Newsmaker: Ray Evernham

Cut to the chase
NASCAR's playoffs, a made-for-television series called Chase for the Championship, will be without its most popular star. And baring a near-miracle, it might be without its brightest.

Cut to the chase

Fans, not teams, hit hard by gas costs
RICHMOND, Va. - Even with gasoline prices soaring in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, NASCAR doesn't look as if it's ready to slow down.

Fans, not teams, hit hard by gas costs

Fans, not teams, hit hard by gas costs
RICHMOND, Va. - Even with gasoline prices soaring in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, NASCAR doesn't look as if it's ready to slow down.

Panthers' Jenkins trying to return to All-Pro form

Fame not changing Delhomme

Appeals court rules ex-Panther should get injury payments

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

Mr. Morris Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Hart    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Amy Wehn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George P. McKerley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Selina V. Roye    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Monica G. Moultrie    (WALTERBORO, S.C.)

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

Mr. Joseph Marshall, Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Bangjie Wang    (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Selina V. Roye    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby McKay    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Danny Thomas Dunn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lula M. Tanksley    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Miss Selina V. Roye    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Gregory    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rita A. Riley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Morris Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory A. Patin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Monica G. Moultrie    (WALTERBORO, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby McKay    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Marshall, Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Emmie Ridlehoover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Katherine Allred    (CLAYTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Childs    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. George P. McKerley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Cannady    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Warrenton Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warrenton Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Marshall, Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Bennie Wright    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Hart    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie D. Adams    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Geneva Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Pauline Cannady    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Sister Bessie Small    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Andrew Jackson    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Barrow    (SFC HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rita A. Riley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruthie Calhoun    (BARTOW, Ga.)

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

Miss Selina V. Roye    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Miriam Woodward    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula M. Tanksley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ashton H. Sauls    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Rita A. Riley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Emmie Ridlehoover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ashton H. Sauls    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Rita A. Riley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Nell Kent    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Eloise Miller    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Thomas Dunn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eloise Miller    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bangjie Wang    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Geneva Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Barrow    (SFC HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Rev. Sister Bessie Small    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Katherine Allred    (CLAYTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gregory A. Patin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Childs    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Sara Nell Kent    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ronnie D. Adams    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Lawrence Gregory    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Johnny English, III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruthie Calhoun    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Wright    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Johnny English, III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Miriam Woodward    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Geneva Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Andrew Jackson    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Amy Wehn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Gregory A. Patin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Rev. Sister Bessie Small (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Nell Kent (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Pauline Cannady (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Marshall, Sr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Lawrence Gregory (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Johnny English, III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Selina V. Roye (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Monica G. Moultrie (WALTERBORO, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Gloria Katherine Allred (CLAYTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Geneva Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Wright (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Miss Selina V. Roye (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Miriam Woodward (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Amy Wehn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruthie Calhoun (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Andrew Jackson (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Childs (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Hart (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Emmie Ridlehoover (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Barrow (SFC HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Bangjie Wang (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Danny Thomas Dunn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warrenton Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. George P. McKerley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eloise Miller (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Morris Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Polo: Drawing to a beginning

Angry Armstrong might ride again

Federer, Hewitt advance to quarters at Open

Pierce beats Mauresmo for first Open semifinal berth

Owners get chance to see if draft-day gambles worth risk

Overtime

Pair took it 'one pedal at a time' on cycling trip

Overtime

Pierce recapturing the best parts of her youth

Pair took it 'one pedal at a time' on cycling trip
At a time when many people were loading up sunscreen and spouses, beach towels and buddies, coolers and kids in search of long stretches of golden sand, Lionel Smith and Norman Schaffer were pedalling across the northern U.S. border and Canada.

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.

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

Polo: Drawing to a beginning
AIKEN - As the draw for the United States Polo Association's 2005 Gold Cup was finalized Wednesday, Matias Magrini realized his team would face early challenges when the event begins Sunday.

Pierce recapturing the best parts of her youth
NEW YORK - Fame, success, money and titles were Mary Pierce's motivations when she was starting out as a teenager, and the two-time Grand Slam winner experienced all of them.

Pair took it 'one pedal at a time' on cycling trip
At a time when many people were loading up sunscreen and spouses, beach towels and buddies, coolers and kids in search of long stretches of golden sand, Lionel Smith and Norman Schaffer were pedalling across the northern U.S. border and Canada.

Pierce beats Mauresmo for first Open semifinal berth
NEW YORK - Near the end of her career, Mary Pierce has regained the promise of her youth.

Overtime
Augusta bantamweight Rayonta Whitfield is on the undercard for Saturday's Mid-South Junior Lightweight title bout between Leon Bobo and Carlos Valdez in Tunica, Miss.

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

Owners get chance to see if draft-day gambles worth risk
You know that feeling when you first get strapped into a roller coaster that you've never been on before?

Pierce beats Mauresmo for first Open semifinal berth
NEW YORK - Near the end of her career, Mary Pierce has regained the promise of her youth.

Pierce recapturing the best parts of her youth
NEW YORK - Fame, success, money and titles were Mary Pierce's motivations when she was starting out as a teenager, and the two-time Grand Slam winner experienced all of them.

Polo: Drawing to a beginning
AIKEN - As the draw for the United States Polo Association's 2005 Gold Cup was finalized Wednesday, Matias Magrini realized his team would face early challenges when the event begins Sunday.

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.

Owners get chance to see if draft-day gambles worth risk
You know that feeling when you first get strapped into a roller coaster that you've never been on before?

Overtime
Augusta bantamweight Rayonta Whitfield is on the undercard for Saturday's Mid-South Junior Lightweight title bout between Leon Bobo and Carlos Valdez in Tunica, Miss.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Fame not changing Delhomme
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jake Delhomme is a full-blown celebrity in Charlotte, the star of local commercials and assured of getting the best table in town when he goes out to eat.

Fame not changing Delhomme
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jake Delhomme is a full-blown celebrity in Charlotte, the star of local commercials and assured of getting the best table in town when he goes out to eat.

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.

Country singer holds no grudges when it comes to his rough past

Country singer holds no grudges when it comes to his rough past
Rising country star Jimmy Wayne returns to Augusta for a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Imperial Theatre as part of the Kickin' Country Nights music series.

Country singer holds no grudges when it comes to his rough past
Rising country star Jimmy Wayne returns to Augusta for a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Imperial Theatre as part of the Kickin' Country Nights music series.

Artist puts dots to work in detailed pictures
Before ink ever touches paper, every dot in one of Henry Wynn's drawings already has been formed in his mind.

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

Two finalists left in youngest category of Kids Count Contest
Cassady Fortson and Daniel Gonzales continued their winning streaks at Saturday's Augusta GreenJackets game.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Diamond Lakes event celebrates library, track
The ping of a softball against an aluminum bat and the crowd's cheers are common sounds at the Diamond Lakes softball and baseball fields off Windsor Spring Road.

Library events
BOARD MEETING: The Augusta-Richmond County Library Board will meet at the Main Library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19.

Stryker Brigade improves unit cohesion
The Army's future is in smaller, more easily deployable units that stay together over time, and the future is training at Fort Gordon.

This week
American Red Cross Class: 6-10 p.m. today; 1322 Ellis St.; adult, infant and child CPR $45; adult, infant, child CPR and first aid $55; 724-8481

Library events
BOARD MEETING: The Augusta-Richmond County Library Board will meet at the Main Library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19.

Across the river
ADELINES IN THE ATTIC: 8 p.m. today; Etherredge Center for the Performing Arts, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International; $15, $10 senior citizens, active duty military, $5 children 12 and younger; 641-3305

Convenient Montclair is well-kept subdivision
With its winding streets, sidewalks, tall pines, plentiful recreational facilities and convenient location, Montclair subdivision is a haven for both young and old.

This week
American Red Cross Class: 6-10 p.m. today; 1322 Ellis St.; adult, infant and child CPR $45; adult, infant, child CPR and first aid $55; 724-8481

School lunch menu
TODAY: Sausage roll, fruit or juice and milk *Chicken biscuit and hash browns

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Program helps students develop better learning skills
Mary Bogan is passionate about education. She started Southside Tutorial Community Outreach Program Inc. to assist Richmond County students with their studies.

Diamond Lakes event celebrates library, track
The ping of a softball against an aluminum bat and the crowd's cheers are common sounds at the Diamond Lakes softball and baseball fields off Windsor Spring Road.

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

Program helps students develop better learning skills
Mary Bogan is passionate about education. She started Southside Tutorial Community Outreach Program Inc. to assist Richmond County students with their studies.

Soldiers will test new technology for communications security, speed
Officials at Fort Gordon's Battle Command Battle Lab have taken a popular cell phone commercial to heart and are expected to hit the streets to test the new communications technology this week.

Soldiers will test new technology for communications security, speed
Officials at Fort Gordon's Battle Command Battle Lab have taken a popular cell phone commercial to heart and are expected to hit the streets to test the new communications technology this week.

Events
A fish fry and yard sale will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the New Bethlehem Community Center, 1336 Conklin Ave. The fish fry costs $6 for adults and $3 for children. Call 722-0086.

Reunions
EVANS HIGH SCHOOL 1980: Seeking classmates to join an organizing committee for 25th reunion; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Salsa's on Bobby Jones Expressway; (706) 860-6863

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

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

Reunions
EVANS HIGH SCHOOL 1980: Seeking classmates to join an organizing committee for 25th reunion; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Salsa's on Bobby Jones Expressway; (706) 860-6863

Events
A fish fry and yard sale will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the New Bethlehem Community Center, 1336 Conklin Ave. The fish fry costs $6 for adults and $3 for children. Call 722-0086.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

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

Milestones
Ronald L. Maher, of Augusta, has been named an All-American district commander by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Two finalists left in youngest category of Kids Count Contest
Cassady Fortson and Daniel Gonzales continued their winning streaks at Saturday's Augusta GreenJackets game.

Artist puts dots to work in detailed pictures
Before ink ever touches paper, every dot in one of Henry Wynn's drawings already has been formed in his mind.

Across the river
ADELINES IN THE ATTIC: 8 p.m. today; Etherredge Center for the Performing Arts, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International; $15, $10 senior citizens, active duty military, $5 children 12 and younger; 641-3305

Stryker Brigade improves unit cohesion
The Army's future is in smaller, more easily deployable units that stay together over time, and the future is training at Fort Gordon.

School lunch menu
TODAY: Sausage roll, fruit or juice and milk *Chicken biscuit and hash browns

Milestones
Ronald L. Maher, of Augusta, has been named an All-American district commander by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Convenient Montclair is well-kept subdivision
With its winding streets, sidewalks, tall pines, plentiful recreational facilities and convenient location, Montclair subdivision is a haven for both young and old.

Events

Library events

Post Happenings

Pet of the week

Convenient Montclair is well-kept subdivision

Reunions

School lunch menu

Pupils design future city in competition

Stryker Brigade improves unit cohesion

Diamond Lakes event celebrates library, track

Milestones

Across the river

Soldiers will test new technology for communications security, speed

Artist puts dots to work in detailed pictures

Program helps students develop better learning skills

This week

Two finalists left in youngest category of Kids Count Contest

For the record

Masters invite is almost in the mail for Taylor

'Blondie' comic strip celebrates 75 years

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

People in the News

People in the News

Ready, set, hash!

Applause calendar

Bob Denver, TV's Gilligan, dead at 70

Stuff to do

'What's For Lunch: Takosushi Restaurant

Spotted

'A drinking group with a running problem'

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.

This Bailey's catching on quickly for No. 9 Georgia

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.

This Bailey's catching on quickly for No. 9 Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Sean Bailey is used to the question: Hey, are you one of those Bailey brothers?

This Bailey's catching on quickly for No. 9 Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Sean Bailey is used to the question: Hey, are you one of those Bailey brothers?

'Blondie' comic strip celebrates 75 years
Today, Blondie - the comic strip, not the band - is 75 years old. A remarkable run. Krazy Kat can't boast that sort of longevity, Terry and the Pirates didn't have that sort of staying power. And I think we all know that Ziggy won't see its diamond anniversary.

'Blondie' comic strip celebrates 75 years
Today, Blondie - the comic strip, not the band - is 75 years old. A remarkable run. Krazy Kat can't boast that sort of longevity, Terry and the Pirates didn't have that sort of staying power. And I think we all know that Ziggy won't see its diamond anniversary.

Spurrier heads to UGA for first time in 10 years
ATLANTA - Steve Spurrier will be back between the hedges of Sanford Stadium as a coach for the first time in 10 years Saturday.

Spurrier friendly with Georgia's Richt

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 heads to UGA for first time in 10 years
ATLANTA - Steve Spurrier will be back between the hedges of Sanford Stadium as a coach for the first time in 10 years Saturday.

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 heads to UGA for first time in 10 years

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

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.

Teachers given grants for training, instructional materials

Shop owner hopes to move artists in a new direction

'Shadowlands' dominates Playhouse awards night

Prepping for polo

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

School menu

Area adult literacy sites

Schoolhouse inspires pupils

Pupils design future city in competition

This week

Events

Recycling center

Grant money helps keep Burnettown blooming

Reunions

N. Augusta student wins awards for her talent in arts

Pet of the week

Recreation center events

Around the block

Some of world's poorest nations offer Katrina aid

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

Even Wal-Mart critics say company handled Katrina disaster well

S.C. waits ready for hurricane evacuees

Hundreds of firefighters stuck at Georgia hotel for days awaiting orders

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

Hard lessons for displaced children starting class far from home