Applause cover

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

Barbara Ehrenreich tackles the work force again
NEW YORK - For years, Barbara Ehrenreich wrote acerbic commentary on wealth and poverty from the comfort of her home, until an assignment from her editor at Harper's magazine forced her to explore firsthand how millions of Americans live on minimum wage.

Galleries calendar

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.

Barbara Ehrenreich tackles the work force again

Barbara Ehrenreich tackles the work force again
NEW YORK - For years, Barbara Ehrenreich wrote acerbic commentary on wealth and poverty from the comfort of her home, until an assignment from her editor at Harper's magazine forced her to explore firsthand how millions of Americans live on minimum wage.

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.

'Sunshine Boys' still funny after 33 years

Pirates down Diamondbacks in 12 innings

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.

Pirates down Diamondbacks in 12 innings
PITTSBURGH - Humberto Cota singled home the winning run in the 12th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame Tony Clark's two homers and five RBIs to end a 10-game home losing streak with an 8-7 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

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

Pirates down Diamondbacks in 12 innings
PITTSBURGH - Humberto Cota singled home the winning run in the 12th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame Tony Clark's two homers and five RBIs to end a 10-game home losing streak with an 8-7 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

I still have many places left to see

Langerhans comes through in clutch

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.

Farnsworth is easing Braves' worries
ATLANTA - The moment of evolving clarity for the Braves' bullpen came after Monday afternoon's victory against the New York Mets.

Hurler's status up in air

Farnsworth is easing Braves' worries

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.

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.

Farnsworth is easing Braves' worries
ATLANTA - The moment of evolving clarity for the Braves' bullpen came after Monday afternoon's victory against the New York Mets.

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.

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.

10,000 file jobless claims
WASHINGTON - An estimated 10,000 workers who lost their jobs because of Hurricane Katrina filed for unemployment benefits last week, the first wave of what likely will be hundreds of thousands of displaced workers seeking benefits.

Chamber's new face has plans
The big challenge for the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce isn't finding new members, but retaining the current ones, Interim President Daphne Jones said.

Katrina expected to slash economic growth

Chamber's new face has plans

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.

Stocks edge higher as oil prices drop

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.

TI to announce new technology for digital video
DALLAS - Texas Instruments Inc. says it has developed semiconductor technology that will let manufacturers quickly produce digital video devices with more power and features.

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.

Honda develops airbags for motorcycles

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.

10,000 file jobless claims

Millions recalled by Ford, Toyota

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

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.

Honda develops airbags for motorcycles
TOKYO - Honda Motor Co. has developed airbags for motorcycles that the Japanese automaker says is the world's first for production motorcycles.

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

Honda develops airbags for motorcycles
TOKYO - Honda Motor Co. has developed airbags for motorcycles that the Japanese automaker says is the world's first for production motorcycles.

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.

9-11 money went to many not in need
The government's $5 billion effort to help small businesses recover from the Sept. 11 attacks was so loosely managed that it gave low-interest loans to companies that didn't need terrorism relief - or even know they were getting it, The Associated Press has found.

Augusta feels effects of oyster shortages

Investors take gains' profits as rally stalls
NEW YORK - Oil worries and a raft of economic uncertainties plagued Wall Street on Thursday, sending stocks lower as investors collected profits after the strong gains of the previous two sessions.

Apple launches new iTunes phone, smaller iPod

9-11 money went to many not in need

TI to announce new technology for digital video
DALLAS - Texas Instruments Inc. says it has developed semiconductor technology that will let manufacturers quickly produce digital video devices with more power and features.

TI to announce new technology for digital video

Bank hopes new name stands out

Investors take gains' profits as rally stalls

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.

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.

Chamber's new face has plans
The big challenge for the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce isn't finding new members, but retaining the current ones, Interim President Daphne Jones said.

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.

Investors take gains' profits as rally stalls
NEW YORK - Oil worries and a raft of economic uncertainties plagued Wall Street on Thursday, sending stocks lower as investors collected profits after the strong gains of the previous two sessions.

10,000 file jobless claims
WASHINGTON - An estimated 10,000 workers who lost their jobs because of Hurricane Katrina filed for unemployment benefits last week, the first wave of what likely will be hundreds of thousands of displaced workers seeking benefits.

9-11 money went to many not in need
The government's $5 billion effort to help small businesses recover from the Sept. 11 attacks was so loosely managed that it gave low-interest loans to companies that didn't need terrorism relief - or even know they were getting it, The Associated Press has found.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 8, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 9, 2005.

Auburn's streak gone; UGA trying to end theirs
AUBURN, Ala. - Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom isn't sure he likes being the first team Auburn plays after the Tigers' winning streak ended.

Auburn's streak gone; UGA trying to end theirs

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.

Auburn's streak gone; UGA trying to end theirs
AUBURN, Ala. - Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom isn't sure he likes being the first team Auburn plays after the Tigers' winning streak ended.

The Citadel to visit Tallahassee

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.

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

Where the blame lies

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

End U.N. and start over
The Volcker Commission has issued an utterly damning report on the United Nations and its Oil for Food program - citing rampant corruption and an out-of-control bureaucracy that not only siphoned off billions to the bloody dictator Saddam Hussein but, by extension, helped starve the people of Iraq.

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.

We need their kind again
Two of the Augusta area's finest leaders died this past week.

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.

End U.N. and start over

A disgusting dish

We need their kind again

We need their kind again
Two of the Augusta area's finest leaders died this past week.

End U.N. and start over
The Volcker Commission has issued an utterly damning report on the United Nations and its Oil for Food program - citing rampant corruption and an out-of-control bureaucracy that not only siphoned off billions to the bloody dictator Saddam Hussein but, by extension, helped starve the people of Iraq.

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

'Apprentice' winner says he'll leave Trump project
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Bill Rancic is going to fire himself.

'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
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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.

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
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.

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

People in the News
ROME - "Die Hard" star Bruce Willis will help pick Italy's most beautiful woman when he heads the jury of the "Miss Italia" pageant later this month.

'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
ROME - "Die Hard" star Bruce Willis will help pick Italy's most beautiful woman when he heads the jury of the "Miss Italia" pageant later this month.

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:

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.

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.

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

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

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:

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.

'Apprentice' winner says he'll leave Trump project
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Bill Rancic is going to fire himself.

Experts advise caution on energy funds
As you pay more for gas and heating oil, energy stocks and the funds that invest in them are enjoying a tremendous run, but financial professionals say you should consider the risks carefully before you load up on this hot sector.

Experts advise caution on energy funds

Experts advise caution on energy funds
As you pay more for gas and heating oil, energy stocks and the funds that invest in them are enjoying a tremendous run, but financial professionals say you should consider the risks carefully before you load up on this hot sector.

Windblown anglers rewarded with hybrids and striped bass
Fishermen who don't mind battling strong northeast winds have been catching lots of schooling hybrids and striped bass on Strom Thurmond Lake this week.

Windblown anglers rewarded with hybrids and striped bass
Fishermen who don't mind battling strong northeast winds have been catching lots of schooling hybrids and striped bass on Strom Thurmond Lake this week.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Fishing Tournaments

Windblown anglers rewarded with hybrids and striped bass

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Start looking at what you want to plant in fall garden
As summer draws to a close, so does the summer's blooms, and it becomes time to think about what to plant for fall.

Start looking at what you want to plant in fall garden
As summer draws to a close, so does the summer's blooms, and it becomes time to think about what to plant for fall.

Start looking at what you want to plant in fall garden

Motte paves way for Eagle backs
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern's offensive guard Chad Motte says he's just a big kid at heart. At 6-foot-4, 303 pounds, he means that literally and figuratively.

Motte paves way for Eagle backs
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern's offensive guard Chad Motte says he's just a big kid at heart. At 6-foot-4, 303 pounds, he means that literally and figuratively.

Motte paves way for Eagle backs

New Jackets owner wants to 'push the envelope'
An Augusta GreenJackets welcome mat greets visitors outside the team's office.

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.

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.

New Jackets owner wants to 'push the envelope'
An Augusta GreenJackets welcome mat greets visitors outside the team's office.

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.

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.

Pavilion pays tribute to past

Lopez like a favorite aunt to close-knit U.S. team
CARMEL, Ind. - U.S. captain Nancy Lopez gathered her potential Solheim Cup players for a practice session last month. She welcomed them to Crooked Stick, talked about American pride and winning back the cup.

Lopez like a favorite aunt to close-knit U.S. team
CARMEL, Ind. - U.S. captain Nancy Lopez gathered her potential Solheim Cup players for a practice session last month. She welcomed them to Crooked Stick, talked about American pride and winning back the cup.

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

Lopez like a favorite aunt to close-knit U.S. team

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

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

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

Horwitz finishes with title

New Jackets owner wants to 'push the envelope'

GreenJackets doomed by late August swoon

Thomson's punter is getting too much work

Georgia high school top 10

Radio schedule

Coaches Confidential

Player of the Week

Key Matchups

This Week's Schedule

He's broken, but won't be beaten

Power Poll

Surviving The Corner

This Week's Schedule
All games at 7:30 p.m. unless listed

Player of the Week
Here is the Player of the Week:

Player of the Week
Here is the Player of the Week:

Surviving The Corner
WASHINGTON, Ga. - The most ignored signs in Wilkes County are posted all over The Corner.

Coaches Confidential
A total of 34 area coaches were polled over the summer across a variety of football topics.

He's broken, but won't be beaten
It wasn't the way for the reigning Augusta Chronicle Independent School Player of the Year to begin his senior 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.

This Week's Schedule
All games at 7:30 p.m. unless listed

He's broken, but won't be beaten
It wasn't the way for the reigning Augusta Chronicle Independent School Player of the Year to begin his senior season.

Key Matchups
Key matchups across the area this week:

Key Matchups
Key matchups across the area this week:

Coaches Confidential
A total of 34 area coaches were polled over the summer across a variety of football topics.

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.

Radio schedule
- 7:05 p.m.-Lakeside at Jefferson County (WPEH-FM 92.1)

Radio schedule
- 7:05 p.m.-Lakeside at Jefferson County (WPEH-FM 92.1)

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.

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.

Georgia high school top 10
The Associated Press Georgia high school football poll after the second week of the schedule, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points.

Surviving The Corner
WASHINGTON, Ga. - The most ignored signs in Wilkes County are posted all over The Corner.

Georgia high school top 10
The Associated Press Georgia high school football poll after the second week of the schedule, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points.

I still have many places left to see
My thanks to frequent traveler David Daitch, who not only sends us postcards from his many trips, (the latest was from Las Vegas) but sent me a book - 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

I still have many places left to see
My thanks to frequent traveler David Daitch, who not only sends us postcards from his many trips, (the latest was from Las Vegas) but sent me a book - 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

NFL player sentenced by Columbia County
Miami Dolphins tight end Randy McMichael has been sentenced in Columbia County on a criminal trespass charge related to a July argument in which, police say, he gave his wife a bloody nose.

Clinton set table for 9-11 to happen
In response to the letter of Patricia Lavins ("Editorial on 9-11 ignored the facts," Aug. 27), I can only assume that she hasn't a clue about what transpired prior to the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center.Steve King, Belvedere, S.C.

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

Army needs a new can-do motto

Response to Katrina was far too sluggish

Army needs a new can-do motto
Recently, a member of our church received an urgent letter from his son-in-law, who is assigned to the Army's 17th Signal Battalion in Kitzingen, Germany, but is in Iraq.David G. Edmiston Sr., Grovetown

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

Clinton set table for 9-11 to happen
In response to the letter of Patricia Lavins ("Editorial on 9-11 ignored the facts," Aug. 27), I can only assume that she hasn't a clue about what transpired prior to the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center.Steve King, Belvedere, S.C.

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

Hey, protesters: Go to New Orleans
It has been almost a week since Katrina unleashed her fury on Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Victoria Youngblood, Hephzibah

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

Clinton set table for 9-11 to happen

Hey, protesters: Go to New Orleans

Army needs a new can-do motto
Recently, a member of our church received an urgent letter from his son-in-law, who is assigned to the Army's 17th Signal Battalion in Kitzingen, Germany, but is in Iraq.David G. Edmiston Sr., Grovetown

Hey, protesters: Go to New Orleans
It has been almost a week since Katrina unleashed her fury on Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Victoria Youngblood, Hephzibah

Academic plan started with Larke

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

Harry Potter is going digital

Evolution of personal design liberates homeowners

Living briefs

Ford recalls 3.8 million pickups, SUVs

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Harry Potter is going digital
J.K. Rowling, once publishing's greatest holdout against the computer age, has made all six Potter novels available for audio downloads. In a message posted Wednesday on her Web site, Rowling said she was concerned about online piracy, included bootleg editions for which the original text was altered.

Evolution of personal design liberates homeowners
Look homeward, decorators. From the front door to the back, from great rooms to not-so-great rooms, homes can be infused with color, texture and defined design.

Living briefs
Here's a look at some of your best entertainment bets for this weekend:

Ford recalls 3.8 million pickups, SUVs
WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday recalled 3.8 million pickup trucks 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.

Harry Potter is going digital
J.K. Rowling, once publishing's greatest holdout against the computer age, has made all six Potter novels available for audio downloads. In a message posted Wednesday on her Web site, Rowling said she was concerned about online piracy, included bootleg editions for which the original text was altered.

Ford recalls 3.8 million pickups, SUVs
WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday recalled 3.8 million pickup trucks 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.

Evolution of personal design liberates homeowners
Look homeward, decorators. From the front door to the back, from great rooms to not-so-great rooms, homes can be infused with color, texture and defined design.

Board hears school plans
Richmond County school board members were receptive to a plan to increase the academic rigor for all high school students, but a few concerns were raised.

Lighter sentence is sought by Camp
The former Atlanta Braves pitcher convicted of health care fraud along with former state Rep. Robin Williams and others is seeking a reduced sentence.

Hurricane Rants
Comments from readers:

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.

Across the region

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.

Weekend events
From celebrating one of college football's fiercest rivalries to remembering one of our nation's worst tragedies, this weekend will be a busy one in the two-state area.

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.

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.

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

Health-care programs strained
ATLANTA - Almost 4,000 evacuees from areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina have applied for Georgia's state-funded health-care programs for the poor, overwhelming social workers and battering a program trying to recover from several years of deep budget cuts.

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

Officers link man in jail to robbery
An Augusta man who was already in jail faces additional charges in connection with a July armed robbery and attempted carjacking at a west Augusta apartment complex.

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.

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

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.

Volunteers flood local Red Cross

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.

Officer says Larke violated probation
The son of Richmond County's school superintendent was back in court Thursday, facing his second probation violation hearing.

Woman convicted twice seeks retrial

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.

School struggles to fund Spanish program

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.

Officers link man in jail to robbery
An Augusta man who was already in jail faces additional charges in connection with a July armed robbery and attempted carjacking at a west Augusta apartment complex.

Chancellor gives farewell report

Volunteers flood local Red Cross
More than 1,000 calls have swamped the American Red Cross of Augusta from people wanting to volunteer in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, officials said.

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

Correction
- In Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, Tuesday's Georgia Evening Cash 4 and Georgia Fantasy 5 and Florida Fantasy 5 were labeled incorrectly.

Across the area

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.

Kid of the Day
Branson Jones is today's Kid of the Day.

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 soldiers help communication efforts
In order to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the people involved in the aid effort - from civilian, federal and military officials to locals - have to be able to talk to one another.

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.

Volunteers flood local Red Cross
More than 1,000 calls have swamped the American Red Cross of Augusta from people wanting to volunteer in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, officials said.

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

Augustans rejoice as gas prices drop
Bob Culver and Darren Moore were practically high-fiving each other over $2.67-a-gallon gas Thursday.

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.

Church gets its second steeple
Workers from Campbellsville Industries Inc. work to attach the second steeple, which is more than 38 feet tall, to First Christian Church in Augusta.

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.

Legislators vote to ease gas burden
ATLANTA - Proposals that provide some relief for drivers and state workers hammered by high gas prices passed separate chambers of the General Assembly on Thursday, with Republicans praising the legislation and Democrats saying it didn't go far enough.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Nestle to savor pop flavor by local girl
The peanut butter and jelly sandwich has never looked so good to the Blume family.

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.

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

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.

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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.

Weekend events
From celebrating one of college football's fiercest rivalries to remembering one of our nation's worst tragedies, this weekend will be a busy one in the two-state area.

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

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.

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.

Legislators vote to ease gas burden
ATLANTA - Proposals that provide some relief for drivers and state workers hammered by high gas prices passed separate chambers of the General Assembly on Thursday, with Republicans praising the legislation and Democrats saying it didn't go far enough.

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

Board hears school plans
Richmond County school board members were receptive to a plan to increase the academic rigor for all high school students, but a few concerns were raised.

Hurricane Rants
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It's time for Aiken's Makin' festival
AIKEN - Robert Hickman quit his job with Michelin Tires in 1996 to tackle his passion for painting full time.

Across the area
A 15-year-old North Augusta High student has died of injuries suffered in a car crash earlier this week.

Pupils will soon get a place to walk
Sandra Black says more children at her new elementary school would probably walk home if there was a sidewalk.

Lighter sentence is sought by Camp

Supply still low at some stations

Correction

Jury in Athens convicts woman

Church gets its second steeple

Nurse calls disaster scene worse than 9-11 aftermath

Weekend events

Bill to ax tax on gas closer to approval

Legislators vote to ease gas burden

Leaders get new bus fuel supplier

Teacher on leave finds, loses new job

Across the area
A 15-year-old North Augusta High student has died of injuries suffered in a car crash earlier this week.

County's history goes on display

Church gets its second steeple
Workers from Campbellsville Industries Inc. work to attach the second steeple, which is more than 38 feet tall, to First Christian Church in Augusta.

Date set for dentist's first trial

Officer says Larke violated probation
The son of Richmond County's school superintendent was back in court Thursday, facing his second probation violation hearing.

Kid of the Day

Augustans rejoice as gas prices drop
Bob Culver and Darren Moore were practically high-fiving each other over $2.67-a-gallon gas Thursday.

Father's school board protest pays off

It's time for Aiken's Makin' festival
AIKEN - Robert Hickman quit his job with Michelin Tires in 1996 to tackle his passion for painting full time.

PACT scores of Aiken students climb

Area soldiers help communication efforts
In order to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the people involved in the aid effort - from civilian, federal and military officials to locals - have to be able to talk to one another.

Ways you can help hurricane victims

Lighter sentence is sought by Camp
The former Atlanta Braves pitcher convicted of health care fraud along with former state Rep. Robin Williams and others is seeking a reduced sentence.

Nestle to savor pop flavor by local girl

Pupils will soon get a place to walk
Sandra Black says more children at her new elementary school would probably walk home if there was a sidewalk.

Augustans rejoice as gas prices drop

Nestle to savor pop flavor by local girl
The peanut butter and jelly sandwich has never looked so good to the Blume family.

Health-care programs strained

Health-care programs strained
ATLANTA - Almost 4,000 evacuees from areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina have applied for Georgia's state-funded health-care programs for the poor, overwhelming social workers and battering a program trying to recover from several years of deep budget cuts.

Kid of the Day

Correction
- In Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, Tuesday's Georgia Evening Cash 4 and Georgia Fantasy 5 and Florida Fantasy 5 were labeled incorrectly.

Ways you can help hurricane victims

Kid of the Day
Branson Jones is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area

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Officers link man in jail to robbery

Officer says Larke violated probation

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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.

Area soldiers help communication efforts

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.

Pupils will soon get a place to walk

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

Hurricane Rants

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It's time for Aiken's Makin' festival

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.

Board hears school plans

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

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Ripken will turn plan into reality
The scene was extraordinary in its ordinariness.

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.

Ripken will turn plan into reality
The scene was extraordinary in its ordinariness.

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.

'Where the Truth Lies' gets NC-17 rating
LOS ANGELES - A week before its world premiere, a film from director Atom Egoyan was slapped with an explicit rating that will severely limit its distribution in the United States.

'Where the Truth Lies' gets NC-17 rating

'Where the Truth Lies' gets NC-17 rating
LOS ANGELES - A week before its world premiere, a film from director Atom Egoyan was slapped with an explicit rating that will severely limit its distribution in the United States.

Woo: No actors flying by wire in his film
SHANGHAI, China - Hold the guide wires, John Woo says.

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

Woo: No actors flying by wire in his film
SHANGHAI, China - Hold the guide wires, John Woo says.

Flicks

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

New on DVD

Woo: No actors flying by wire in his film

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.

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.

Sonic Spotlight: Rich McCracken

Franklin, Ciara and Amerie shine at Lady of Soul Awards

Club calendar

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.

Playin' in a family band

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.

Rock for Relief festival to benefit hurricane victims

Big Easy's Zydepunks planning to weather storm with concert

Paisley, Womack lead CMA Award nominees with six each

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."

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.

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.

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

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

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."

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

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.

Franklin, Ciara and Amerie shine at Lady of Soul Awards
PASADENA, Calif. - In a meeting of old and new, honoree Aretha Franklin and young winners Ciara and Amerie dished up pure soul at the 2005 Lady of Soul Awards, while big winners Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys and Missy Elliott were no-shows.

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.

Former dc Talk member Tait headlines JesusFest

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

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.

Franklin, Ciara and Amerie shine at Lady of Soul Awards
PASADENA, Calif. - In a meeting of old and new, honoree Aretha Franklin and young winners Ciara and Amerie dished up pure soul at the 2005 Lady of Soul Awards, while big winners Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys and Missy Elliott were no-shows.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fame not changing Delhomme

Falcons are better adjusted to new offense

Westbrook cuts off contract negotiations with Eagles

Casey Lynn Delmore    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wayne Scott    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Phillips    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bangjie Wang    (EVANS, Ga.)

Matthew Hunter Anders    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Phillips    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Thomas Dunn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warrenton Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula M. Tanksley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Eubanks    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Willie E. Johnson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. George W. Clarke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Katherine Allred    (CLAYTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Shurling    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Shirley Carver Young    (AIKEN , S.C.)

Miss Selina V. Roye    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William C. Rogers    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rita A. Riley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James Micheal Wilder    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gloria Katherine Allred    (CLAYTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bennie Cade    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Rev. Sister Bessie Small    (EVANS, Ga.)

Casey Lynn Delmore    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline Cannady    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Gray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Eubanks    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Hart    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. James Micheal Wilder    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William C. Rogers    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Warrenton Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Katherine Allred    (CLAYTON, Ga.)

Rev. Sister Bessie Small    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Matthew Hunter Anders    (KITE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Emmie Ridlehoover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clarence Murray    (MESENA, GA.)

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

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

Mrs. Rita A. Riley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Mae Lane    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie E. Johnson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Miss Selina V. Roye    (EVANS, Ga.)

Rev. Sister Bessie Small    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Mae Lane    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Carver Young    (AIKEN , S.C.)

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

Mr. George W. Clarke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. E.G. Donald Cole    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Bangjie Wang    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. L.V. Garner    (DAYTONA BEACH, FL.)

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

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. L.V. Garner    (DAYTONA BEACH, FL.)

Mr. Donald Barrow    (SFC HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. E.G. Donald Cole    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Rev. Sister Bessie Small    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Barrow    (SFC HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Cannady    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Murray    (MESENA, GA.)

Mrs. Geneva Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emmie Ridlehoover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Hart    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Scott    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Terri Ann Russell    (MATTHEWS, S.C.)

Mrs. Lula M. Tanksley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Warrenton Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gloria Katherine Allred    (CLAYTON, Ga.)

Ms. Terri Ann Russell    (MATTHEWS, S.C.)

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

Mr. Bennie Cade    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

Mr. George W. Clarke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula M. Tanksley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Shurling    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Warrenton Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula M. Tanksley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Thomas Dunn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Gray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. L.V. Garner (DAYTONA BEACH, FL.)

Mr. George W. Clarke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. E.G. Donald Cole (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Clarence Murray (MESENA, GA.)

Mr. Danny Thomas Dunn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Katherine Allred (CLAYTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Katherine Allred (CLAYTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Warrenton Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Micheal Wilder (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Hart (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Cade (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Shurling (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Ida Mae Lane (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Terri Ann Russell (MATTHEWS, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Wayne Scott (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Gray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie E. Johnson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William C. Rogers (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Bangjie Wang (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Phillips (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Barrow (SFC HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Eubanks (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Casey Lynn Delmore (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline Cannady (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Carver Young (AIKEN , S.C.)

Matthew Hunter Anders (KITE, Ga.)

Rev. Sister Bessie Small (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emmie Ridlehoover (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Sister Bessie Small (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Selina V. Roye (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warrenton Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Agassi creates more memories at U.S. Open

Overtime

Polo: Drawing to a beginning

Time was on Cavs' side in win

Pierce recapturing the best parts of her youth

Area announcements

Pierce beats Mauresmo for first Open semifinal berth

U.S. Open: Hewitt advances to semifinals

Overtime

U.S. Open: Hewitt advances to semifinals
NEW YORK - All Lleyton Hewitt needed were a couple good "Come ons!" to get him going.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

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.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Agassi creates more memories at U.S. Open
NEW YORK - Too busy still performing magic with his racket and creating memories for a new generation, Andre Agassi doesn't have the time or interest to think about retirement.

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.

U.S. Open: Hewitt advances to semifinals
NEW YORK - All Lleyton Hewitt needed were a couple good "Come ons!" to get him going.

Time was on Cavs' side in win
A tradition-filled soccer rivalry reached one of its most dramatic moments Thursday as Augusta Prep survived a last-minute push from Westminster to earn a 2-1 win.

Time was on Cavs' side in win
A tradition-filled soccer rivalry reached one of its most dramatic moments Thursday as Augusta Prep survived a last-minute push from Westminster to earn a 2-1 win.

Agassi creates more memories at U.S. Open
NEW YORK - Too busy still performing magic with his racket and creating memories for a new generation, Andre Agassi doesn't have the time or interest to think about retirement.

Overtime
The PGA Tour's Southern Farm Bureau Classic in Madison, Miss., has been moved to the first weekend in November because of Hurricane Katrina.

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.

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.

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
The PGA Tour's Southern Farm Bureau Classic in Madison, Miss., has been moved to the first weekend in November because of Hurricane Katrina.

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.

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.

Westbrook cuts off contract negotiations with Eagles
PHILADELPHIA - Move over T.O. Brian Westbrook is making his way to the top of the line of disgruntled Philadelphia Eagles.

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.

Falcons are better adjusted to new offense
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Three words became taboo around Falcons coach Jim Mora a year ago.

Falcons are better adjusted to new offense
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Three words became taboo around Falcons coach Jim Mora a year ago.

Westbrook cuts off contract negotiations with Eagles
PHILADELPHIA - Move over T.O. Brian Westbrook is making his way to the top of the line of disgruntled Philadelphia Eagles.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Two finalists left in youngest category of Kids Count Contest

Program helps students develop better learning skills

Across the river

Milestones

Convenient Montclair is well-kept subdivision

Artist puts dots to work in detailed pictures

Post Happenings

Library events

This week

Pet of the week

Events

For the record

Diamond Lakes event celebrates library, track

School lunch menu

Stryker Brigade improves unit cohesion

Reunions

Pupils design future city in competition

Soldiers will test new technology for communications security, speed

Ripken will turn plan into reality

Masters invite is almost in the mail for Taylor

'Blondie' comic strip celebrates 75 years

'Reunion' lets me know that rebels can't outwit time
As innovative and interesting as the concept behind Reunion, the new Fox drama that premiered Thursday night, might be, it leaves me uneasy.

Star Jones Reynolds returns to the red carpet
NEW YORK - Star Jones Reynolds is returning to the red carpet for the prime-time Emmys.

'Reunion' lets me know that rebels can't outwit time
As innovative and interesting as the concept behind Reunion, the new Fox drama that premiered Thursday night, might be, it leaves me uneasy.

Star Jones Reynolds returns to the red carpet

Star Jones Reynolds returns to the red carpet
NEW YORK - Star Jones Reynolds is returning to the red carpet for the prime-time Emmys.

'Reunion' lets me know that rebels can't outwit time

'Apprentice' winner says he'll leave Trump project

Ready, set, hash!

'A drinking group with a running problem'

'What's For Lunch: Takosushi Restaurant

Spotted

Applause calendar

People in the News

Stuff to do

People in the News

Georgia no longer has an interception problem
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia has a catchy new acronym on defense. GTBB. Get The Ball Back.

Georgia no longer has an interception problem

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

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?

Georgia no longer has an interception problem
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia has a catchy new acronym on defense. GTBB. Get The Ball Back.

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 is making inroads
ATHENS, Ga. - Peach County wide receiver Chris Slaughter made the wish list of many Southeastern Conference schools.

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 is making inroads

Spurrier heads to UGA for first time in 10 years

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 is making inroads
ATHENS, Ga. - Peach County wide receiver Chris Slaughter made the wish list of many Southeastern Conference schools.