Buzz book of the summer lives on past Labor Day
NEW YORK - Imagine rolling into your doctor's office with three martinis under your belt, armed with questions that in more sober circumstances might never be posed.

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.

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.

Buzz book of the summer lives on past Labor Day

Buzz book of the summer lives on past Labor Day
NEW YORK - Imagine rolling into your doctor's office with three martinis under your belt, armed with questions that in more sober circumstances might never be posed.

Barbara Ehrenreich tackles the work force again

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.

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.

Pirates down Diamondbacks in 12 innings

I still have many places left to see

Farnsworth is easing Braves' worries

Braves' bullpen blows lead
WASHINGTON - On the same day Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox officially acknowledged Kyle Farnsworth as the team's closer, it became evident yet again that there are middle-inning relief issues abound with the National League East's pacesetters.

Braves' bullpen blows lead
WASHINGTON - On the same day Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox officially acknowledged Kyle Farnsworth as the team's closer, it became evident yet again that there are middle-inning relief issues abound with the National League East's pacesetters.

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.

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.

Braves' bullpen blows lead

American spirit isn't flagging

American spirit isn't flagging
Joe Matosian keeps an American flag decal stuck to his tailgate as a reminder to himself, and to those following too closely behind, of his love for this country.

American spirit isn't flagging
Joe Matosian keeps an American flag decal stuck to his tailgate as a reminder to himself, and to those following too closely behind, of his love for this country.

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.

Drop in oil prices helps market
NEW YORK - Wall Street advanced solidly Friday to finish the week higher as oil prices waned and investors embraced signs that the economy could move forward despite Hurricane Katrina's devastation of the Gulf Coast. The major indexes gained for the week.

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.

Drop in oil prices helps market
NEW YORK - Wall Street advanced solidly Friday to finish the week higher as oil prices waned and investors embraced signs that the economy could move forward despite Hurricane Katrina's devastation of the Gulf Coast. The major indexes gained for the week.

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.

Augusta physicians lose St. Joseph bid
A group of Augusta physicians seeking to buy St. Joseph Hospital did not make the final cut of bidders.

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.

Katrina to cost $125 billion
Hurricane Katrina caused at least $125 billion in economic damage and could cost the insurance industry up to $60 billion in claims, a leading risk assessment firm said in updated estimates released Friday.

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.

Prices of gas, oil are down

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.

9-11 money went to many not in need

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.

10,000 file jobless claims

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.

Katrina to cost $125 billion
Hurricane Katrina caused at least $125 billion in economic damage and could cost the insurance industry up to $60 billion in claims, a leading risk assessment firm said in updated estimates released Friday.

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.

Prices of gas, oil are down
NEW YORK - Crude oil and gasoline prices dropped Friday as traders' worries over crude shortages, high oil demand and Tropical Storm Ophelia calmed down.

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.

Augusta physicians lose St. Joseph bid
A group of Augusta physicians seeking to buy St. Joseph Hospital did not make the final cut of bidders.

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.

Prices of gas, oil are down
NEW YORK - Crude oil and gasoline prices dropped Friday as traders' worries over crude shortages, high oil demand and Tropical Storm Ophelia calmed down.

Honda develops airbags for motorcycles

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.

Chamber's new face has plans

Katrina to cost $125 billion

TI to announce new technology for digital video

Drop in oil prices helps market

Investors take gains' profits as rally stalls

Augusta physicians lose St. Joseph bid

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 9, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 10, 2005.

Terps would like to take frustration out on Tigers
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - There are plenty of things about last season that Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen found distasteful, not the least of which was a bitter 10-7 loss to Clemson.

Longhorns meet Buckeyes under the lights
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Both No. 2 Texas and No. 4 Ohio State want to be at the top at the end of the season. For one of them, that dream could be gone after the second game.

Longhorns meet Buckeyes under the lights

Longhorns meet Buckeyes under the lights
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Both No. 2 Texas and No. 4 Ohio State want to be at the top at the end of the season. For one of them, that dream could be gone after the second game.

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
AUBURN, Ala. - Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom isn't sure he likes being the first team Auburn plays after the Tigers' winning streak ended.

Terps would like to take frustration out on Tigers

Terps would like to take frustration out on Tigers
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - There are plenty of things about last season that Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen found distasteful, not the least of which was a bitter 10-7 loss to Clemson.

Auburn's streak gone; UGA trying to end theirs

Rebuild New Orleans
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., shocked Louisianans and many others with his remark last week that it didn't make sense to rebuild Katrina-stricken New Orleans because the city was below sea level.

Rebuild New Orleans
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., shocked Louisianans and many others with his remark last week that it didn't make sense to rebuild Katrina-stricken New Orleans because the city was below sea level.

Toward a FAIRer tax

End U.N. and start over

Toward a FAIRer tax
Most criticisms of our tax code center on the fact that it's much too complicated, and it favors the wealthy at the expense of the poor.

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

Toward a FAIRer tax
Most criticisms of our tax code center on the fact that it's much too complicated, and it favors the wealthy at the expense of the poor.

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

Rebuild New Orleans

We need their kind again

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.

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.

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.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - It could be, Wayne Knight says, that he was born to play comically evil, pompous villains.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - It could be, Wayne Knight says, that he was born to play comically evil, pompous villains.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Start looking at what you want to plant in fall garden

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.

Best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago

Best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago
NEW MARKET, Va. - Do yourself a good turn when leaf-watching season arrives this year by adding nursery centers to the tour. That could mean some of the best fall colors in the area eventually coming from trees growing in your own yard.

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.

Best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago
NEW MARKET, Va. - Do yourself a good turn when leaf-watching season arrives this year by adding nursery centers to the tour. That could mean some of the best fall colors in the area eventually coming from trees growing in your own yard.

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.

Jackets look to avenge loss
ATLANTA - Determined to avoid another in a troubling series of letdowns in recent years, No. 17 Georgia Tech has more reason than ever to make sure it places a proper focus on today's visit from North Carolina.

Jackets look to avenge loss
ATLANTA - Determined to avoid another in a troubling series of letdowns in recent years, No. 17 Georgia Tech has more reason than ever to make sure it places a proper focus on today's visit from North Carolina.

Motte paves way for Eagle backs

Jackets look to avenge loss

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

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

Daniel and Creamer - an odd and unexpected match
CARMEL, Ind. - One of them is the oldest player in Solheim Cup history. The other is the youngest.

Unknown Gantt ready to chip in
The 18th annual Regions Cup Matches begin today with the usual cast of veteran stars, from player of the year Jay Blackburn to Randy Sapp and Rusty Flanders.

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.

Daniel and Creamer - an odd and unexpected match

Unknown Gantt ready to chip in
The 18th annual Regions Cup Matches begin today with the usual cast of veteran stars, from player of the year Jay Blackburn to Randy Sapp and Rusty Flanders.

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

Daniel and Creamer - an odd and unexpected match
CARMEL, Ind. - One of them is the oldest player in Solheim Cup history. The other is the youngest.

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.

Unknown Gantt ready to chip in

New Jackets owner wants to 'push the envelope'

Offensive line clears path to Wolfpack win

He's broken, but won't be beaten

Power Poll

Coaches Confidential

Power Poll

Georgia high school top 10

Laney suffers year's first loss

This Week's Schedule

Fumbling Eagles fall to Rebels

Hornets take to air over Mustangs

Surviving The Corner

Bulldogs back on track in shutout

Key Matchups

Bulldogs end Bears' streak

Player of the Week

Patriots fight for Barnes

Radio schedule

Friday's scores

Hornets take to air over Mustangs
AIKEN - Brett Williamson had seen the play plenty of times before, both in games and in practice.

Laney suffers year's first loss
Laney fans loved the beginning. Strom Thurmond fans danced in delight at a boring conclusion.

Offensive line clears path to Wolfpack win
Greenbrier's offensive line took control at the Brierpatch on Friday night in the Wolfpack's 36-16 win over Lincoln County.

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

Warriors stick to ground in victory
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Last year, Jefferson County coach J.B. Arnold knew just what to do on offense: hand the ball to running back Jeffrey Walker.

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.

Patriots fight for Barnes
A simple sign was taped on the fence that runs along the home stands at The Battlefield on Friday night.

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

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

Key Matchups
Key matchups across the area this week:

Bulldogs back on track in shutout
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Myron Gary and Lawrence Boyd led the way as Silver Bluff easily won the non-region game.

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.

Offensive line clears path to Wolfpack win
Greenbrier's offensive line took control at the Brierpatch on Friday night in the Wolfpack's 36-16 win over Lincoln County.

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.

Fumbling Eagles fall to Rebels
HEPHZIBAH - Hephzibah rushed for 205 yards in the second half Friday night and pulled away for a 27-6 victory over Josey at Rebel Field.

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

Bulldogs end Bears' streak
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - With Burke County dominating opponents in the young season and Thomson struggling to find the end zone despite its huge offensive line, the Region 3-AAA rivalry could have easily been a mauling at the Bears' Den on Friday night.

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.

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.

Power Poll
How the top 10 teams in The Augusta Chronicle/WJBF Channel 6 Power Poll fared Friday night:

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

Friday's scores
GEORGIA

Key Matchups
Key matchups across the area this week:

Hornets take to air over Mustangs
AIKEN - Brett Williamson had seen the play plenty of times before, both in games and in practice.

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

Laney suffers year's first loss
Laney fans loved the beginning. Strom Thurmond fans danced in delight at a boring conclusion.

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.

Power Poll
How the top 10 teams in The Augusta Chronicle/WJBF Channel 6 Power Poll fared Friday night:

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

Bulldogs end Bears' streak
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - With Burke County dominating opponents in the young season and Thomson struggling to find the end zone despite its huge offensive line, the Region 3-AAA rivalry could have easily been a mauling at the Bears' Den on Friday night.

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

Bulldogs back on track in shutout
PETTICOAT JUNCTION - Myron Gary and Lawrence Boyd led the way as Silver Bluff easily won the non-region game.

Patriots fight for Barnes
A simple sign was taped on the fence that runs along the home stands at The Battlefield on Friday night.

Friday's scores
GEORGIA

Fumbling Eagles fall to Rebels
HEPHZIBAH - Hephzibah rushed for 205 yards in the second half Friday night and pulled away for a 27-6 victory over Josey at Rebel Field.

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

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.

Fire department is professional

Group aids mental, spiritual healing
Dan Cook hits the nail on the head expressing concerns in his letter to the editor ("Mental health and spirituality can mix," Sept. 5) about the July 30 article "Mental health needs put believers in dilemma."Lynn Tyson, M.D., Martinez

Clinton set table for 9-11 to happen

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

Group aids mental, spiritual healing

Tarver must represent Augusta
Attorney Ed Tarver is a civic-minded family man who brings strong leadership skills to the political arena.Louis A.K. Sylvester, Augusta

Army needs a new can-do motto

Tarver must represent Augusta
Attorney Ed Tarver is a civic-minded family man who brings strong leadership skills to the political arena.Louis A.K. Sylvester, Augusta

Tarver must represent 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.

Know where Katrina blame truly lies

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

Group aids mental, spiritual healing
Dan Cook hits the nail on the head expressing concerns in his letter to the editor ("Mental health and spirituality can mix," Sept. 5) about the July 30 article "Mental health needs put believers in dilemma."Lynn Tyson, M.D., Martinez

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.

Hey, protesters: Go to New Orleans

Fire department is professional
Our sincere appreciation to the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department for the outstanding professional job they performed during the Spring House Apartments fire on Aug. 28. Lee and Kathleen Winger, Martinez

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

Know where Katrina blame truly lies
Reading the letters for Sept. 8, I see Lowell Greenbaum ranting his usual idiotic accusations ("Response to Katrina was far too sluggish").Charles H. Kimbrough, Sylvania

Fire department is professional
Our sincere appreciation to the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department for the outstanding professional job they performed during the Spring House Apartments fire on Aug. 28. Lee and Kathleen Winger, Martinez

Know where Katrina blame truly lies
Reading the letters for Sept. 8, I see Lowell Greenbaum ranting his usual idiotic accusations ("Response to Katrina was far too sluggish").Charles H. Kimbrough, Sylvania

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

Music stars look their best at Fashion Rocks

Ford recalls 3.8 million pickups, SUVs

The fashion calendar flips to spring

Vera Wang has a turn in the spotlight

Living briefs

Harry Potter is going digital

Fashion briefs

Evolution of personal design liberates homeowners

Fashion briefs
"He (Clooney) conveys immediately that this a men's magazine. He's the embodiment of the man we're talking to... someone who has achieved some success and is looking to expand his horizons," says editor in chief Jay Fielden.

Fashion briefs
"He (Clooney) conveys immediately that this a men's magazine. He's the embodiment of the man we're talking to... someone who has achieved some success and is looking to expand his horizons," says editor in chief Jay Fielden.

The fashion calendar flips to spring
NEW YORK - Will women's wardrobes take another 180-degree turn?

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

Vera Wang has a turn in the spotlight
NEW YORK - Vera Wang says that in fashion, you're only as good as your last collection.

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.

Music stars look their best at Fashion Rocks
NEW YORK - When fashion rocks, singers-turned-designers Gwen Stefani and Beyonce pull out all the stops.

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.

Vera Wang has a turn in the spotlight
NEW YORK - Vera Wang says that in fashion, you're only as good as your last collection.

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.

Music stars look their best at Fashion Rocks
NEW YORK - When fashion rocks, singers-turned-designers Gwen Stefani and Beyonce pull out all the stops.

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.

The fashion calendar flips to spring
NEW YORK - Will women's wardrobes take another 180-degree turn?

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.

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

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.

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

Miss Aiken County pageant set tonight

Leaders discuss effects of storm
ATLANTA - Lawmakers spent their time gathering information on the state's response to Hurricane Katrina and proposing a way to save struggling Delta Airlines as they awaited today's finish to a special session called to deal with rising gas costs.

Church gets its second steeple

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

Volunteers flood local Red Cross

Miss Aiken County pageant set tonight
Miss Aiken County and Miss Aiken County Teen will be crowned tonight at the Miss Aiken County Scholarship pageant.

Nestle to savor pop flavor by local girl

Lighter sentence is sought by Camp

Leaders discuss effects of storm
ATLANTA - Lawmakers spent their time gathering information on the state's response to Hurricane Katrina and proposing a way to save struggling Delta Airlines as they awaited today's finish to a special session called to deal with rising gas costs.

Candidate dodges controversy
ATLANTA - Former State Rep. George Brown is talking to voters in the 22nd Senate District, asking for their support in a special election Sept. 20. The onetime Augusta lawmaker is not, however, talking about the state job from which he was dismissed after a variety of allegations, including choking a subordinate.

Safety plans are in place, not approved
There have been terrorist attacks, weather catastrophes and school violence around the nation, yet, according to the state, no Richmond County schools have approved safety plans as mandated by Georgia law.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

To her heart's content
AIKEN - Homework, dinner, bath, bedtime.

Augustans rejoice as gas prices drop

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.

Board hears school plans

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Legislators vote to ease gas burden

Safety plans are in place, not approved

Health-care programs strained

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Ways you can help hurricane victims

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.

Across the area

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.

Officers link man in jail to robbery

Kid of the Day
Donnie Dakota "Coty" Shumpert is today's Kid of the Day.

Officer says Larke violated probation

State disaster team helps victims
Ryan Goodson knew this was not going to be any ordinary disaster as he approached New Orleans and saw the 37-foot yacht sitting on the interstate.

It's time for Aiken's Makin' festival

Candidate profile: Kay Biermann Brohl
Kay Biermann Brohl has been an Aiken community activist for years. She would like to increase her civic involvement by being elected to the Aiken City Council.

Pupils will soon get a place to walk

Candidate profile: Jane Vaughters
Aiken City Councilwoman Jane Vaughters is an ardent supporter of new ideas and new opinions in local government.

Area soldiers help communication efforts

Kid of the Day
Donnie Dakota "Coty" Shumpert is today's Kid of the Day.

Weekend events

Area weekend events
Looking for something to do this weekend? You have plenty of options. Here are a few:

Hurricane Rants

Candidate dodges controversy

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.

Area weekend events

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

Across the area

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Football fans eager to renew the border battle
University of Georgia fan Carlie Taylor had the right idea when she told her dad she wanted to bring their 4-month-old English Bulldog to the 12th annual Border Bash on Friday at the Augusta Common.

Miss Aiken County pageant set tonight
Miss Aiken County and Miss Aiken County Teen will be crowned tonight at the Miss Aiken County Scholarship pageant.

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

Correction

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.

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.

Signs of devotion

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.

To her heart's content

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.

Football fans eager to renew the border battle

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

Candidate profile: Kay Biermann Brohl

Signs of devotion
Altar servers surround Father Jerry Ragan (center) as he holds the monstrance containing the Holy Eucharist at the end of a Eucharistic procession Friday to mark the end of the 40 Hours Devotion outside the Adoration Chapel at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church.

Candidate profile: Rocky Napier

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.

State disaster team helps victims

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.

School officials to be investigated

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

Candidate profile: Jane Vaughters

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.

To her heart's content
AIKEN - Homework, dinner, bath, bedtime.

State disaster team helps victims
Ryan Goodson knew this was not going to be any ordinary disaster as he approached New Orleans and saw the 37-foot yacht sitting on the interstate.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Football fans eager to renew the border battle
University of Georgia fan Carlie Taylor had the right idea when she told her dad she wanted to bring their 4-month-old English Bulldog to the 12th annual Border Bash on Friday at the Augusta Common.

School officials to be investigated
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission will investigate two current Columbia County school officials and one former official, including Superintendent Tommy Price.

School officials to be investigated
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission will investigate two current Columbia County school officials and one former official, including Superintendent Tommy Price.

Candidate profile: Rocky Napier
An attempt to put patio homes in his neighborhood of single-family dwellings influenced Houndslake resident Rocky Napier's decision to launch his Aiken City Council campaign.

Safety plans are in place, not approved
There have been terrorist attacks, weather catastrophes and school violence around the nation, yet, according to the state, no Richmond County schools have approved safety plans as mandated by Georgia law.

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

Candidate profile: Rocky Napier
An attempt to put patio homes in his neighborhood of single-family dwellings influenced Houndslake resident Rocky Napier's decision to launch his Aiken City Council campaign.

Area weekend events
Looking for something to do this weekend? You have plenty of options. Here are a few:

Candidate profile: Don Wells
Don Wells said the small business community has lacked a strong voice on the Aiken City Council in the past. He would like to change that.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Rants and Raves
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Hurricane Rants
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Signs of devotion
Altar servers surround Father Jerry Ragan (center) as he holds the monstrance containing the Holy Eucharist at the end of a Eucharistic procession Friday to mark the end of the 40 Hours Devotion outside the Adoration Chapel at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church.

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

Candidate dodges controversy
ATLANTA - Former State Rep. George Brown is talking to voters in the 22nd Senate District, asking for their support in a special election Sept. 20. The onetime Augusta lawmaker is not, however, talking about the state job from which he was dismissed after a variety of allegations, including choking a subordinate.

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

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

Across the area
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.

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.

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.

Hurricane Rants
Comments from readers:

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Candidate profile: Rocky Napier
An attempt to put patio homes in his neighborhood of single-family dwellings influenced Houndslake resident Rocky Napier's decision to launch his Aiken City Council campaign.

Kid of the Day

Candidate profile: Don Wells
Don Wells said the small business community has lacked a strong voice on the Aiken City Council in the past. He would like to change that.

Candidate profile: Don Wells

Candidate profile: Don Wells
Don Wells said the small business community has lacked a strong voice on the Aiken City Council in the past. He would like to change that.

Leaders discuss effects of storm

Across the area
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.

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.

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

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

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

Georgia has bigger worry than Spurrier
ATHENS, Ga. - Steve Spurrier doesn't need anyone wagging tongues on his behalf.

Georgia has bigger worry than Spurrier
ATHENS, Ga. - Steve Spurrier doesn't need anyone wagging tongues on his behalf.

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

Woo: No actors flying by wire in his film

'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.

'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

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.

Yearwood's return as gentle as a 'Georgia Rain'

Yearwood's return as gentle as a 'Georgia Rain'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A quick reality check for Trisha Yearwood's old boyfriends back in Jasper County, Ga.: Her touching new single "Georgia Rain"? It's not about you.

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.

Franklin, Ciara and Amerie shine at Lady of Soul Awards

Yearwood's return as gentle as a 'Georgia Rain'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A quick reality check for Trisha Yearwood's old boyfriends back in Jasper County, Ga.: Her touching new single "Georgia Rain"? It's not about you.

Basketball Hall of Fame to induct class of 2005

Basketball Hall of Fame to induct class of 2005
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Jim Calhoun played his college ball in the 1960s across town from rival Springfield College, which then housed the fledgling basketball Hall of Fame, and would often visit the site hoping someday to meet those enshrined.

Basketball Hall of Fame to induct class of 2005
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Jim Calhoun played his college ball in the 1960s across town from rival Springfield College, which then housed the fledgling basketball Hall of Fame, and would often visit the site hoping someday to meet those enshrined.

Westbrook cuts off contract negotiations with Eagles

Reese eager to face former Philadelphia teammates

Falcons are better adjusted to new offense

Mrs. Ida Frances MacKendree    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Scott    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey Nasworthy    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Matthew Hunter Anders    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Saddler    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Emmie Ridlehoover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Evadell Wrenn    (LYONS, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Phillips    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. E.G. Donald Cole    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Charles Shurling    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Rev. Sister Bessie Small    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Cade    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. L.V. Garner    (DELTONA, Fla.)

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

Mr. Harvey Nasworthy    (KITE, Ga.)

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

Matthew Hunter Anders    (KITE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. E.G. Donald Cole    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John Campbell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Eubanks    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Effie Gray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Scott    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula M. Tanksley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Warrenton Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Vernon A. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Campbell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Frances MacKendree    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John G. Franklin    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Larry Galehouse    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Katherine Allred    (CLAYTON, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel John Sobecki    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ida Mae Lane    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Olix    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. James Micheal Wilder    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Maurice Raulerson    (BASINGER, Fla.)

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

Mr. Bartie Tanks, Sr.    (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Bennie Cade    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ida Mae Lane    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. L.V. Garner    (DELTONA, Fla.)

Mr. Vernon A. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel John Sobecki    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John G. Franklin    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Ms. Evadell Wrenn    (LYONS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bartie Tanks, Sr.    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Thelma Eubanks    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Phillips    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Murray    (MESENA, GA.)

Mrs. Emmie Ridlehoover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Galehouse    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warrenton Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Hattie Saddler    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Maurice Raulerson    (BASINGER, Fla.)

Mrs. Effie Gray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Katherine Allred    (CLAYTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Olix    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. James Micheal Wilder    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Murray    (MESENA, GA.)

Mrs. Lula M. Tanksley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Shurling    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Rev. Sister Bessie Small    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Shurling (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Mae Lane (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warrenton Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John G. Franklin (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Larry Galehouse (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ida Frances MacKendree (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Olix (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

Ms. Evadell Wrenn (LYONS, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Eubanks (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey Nasworthy (KITE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Daniel John Sobecki (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Phillips (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Katherine Allred (CLAYTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. James Micheal Wilder (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Maurice Raulerson (BASINGER, Fla.)

Mrs. Emmie Ridlehoover (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bennie Cade (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bartie Tanks, Sr. (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. L.V. Garner (DELTONA, Fla.)

Mrs. Effie Gray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Campbell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Scott (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Rev. Sister Bessie Small (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon A. Cook (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hattie Saddler (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Matthew Hunter Anders (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Murray (MESENA, GA.)

Overtime

U.S. Open: Hewitt advances to semifinals

Area announcements

Agassi creates more memories at U.S. Open

Overtime

Time was on Cavs' side in win

It's Clijsters vs. Pierce in Open final

Cycling body seeks answers

Overtime
A shortage of hotel rooms, caused by Hurricane Katrina victims who fled the New Orleans area, is the main obstacle to the New Orleans Saints playing three of their home games at Louisiana State University's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., a school official said Friday.

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.

It's Clijsters vs. Pierce in Open final
NEW YORK - All Mary Pierce and Kim Clijsters needed was a little extra time to get to the U.S. Open final.

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.

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.

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.

Cycling body seeks answers
GENEVA - Cycling's world governing body criticized world doping authorities and a French sports newspaper for alleging seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong used performance-enhancing substances six years ago.

Cycling body seeks answers
GENEVA - Cycling's world governing body criticized world doping authorities and a French sports newspaper for alleging seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong used performance-enhancing substances six years ago.

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

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.

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.

It's Clijsters vs. Pierce in Open final
NEW YORK - All Mary Pierce and Kim Clijsters needed was a little extra time to get to the U.S. Open final.

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.

Overtime
A shortage of hotel rooms, caused by Hurricane Katrina victims who fled the New Orleans area, is the main obstacle to the New Orleans Saints playing three of their home games at Louisiana State University's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., a school official said Friday.

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.

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

Reese eager to face former Philadelphia teammates
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Ike Reese harbors no bitterness toward the Philadelphia Eagles.

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.

Reese eager to face former Philadelphia teammates
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Ike Reese harbors no bitterness toward the Philadelphia Eagles.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Faith Calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Church to hold dedication for new organ
After he finishes working in his florist business in Williston, S.C., Mark Creech likes to walk the block over to First Baptist Church, unlock the sanctuary, sit at the pipe organ and play.

Good Samaritan will open doors
Home-style care will be available for homeless patients at Good Samaritan Respite Center after its ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Church to hold dedication for new organ
After he finishes working in his florist business in Williston, S.C., Mark Creech likes to walk the block over to First Baptist Church, unlock the sanctuary, sit at the pipe organ and play.

Church plans musical day for longtime choir director
It was a plot hatched in June with the help of an Evans soprano and two church musicians and kept hidden through a month of rehearsals, but on Sunday the secret will be out.

Church plans musical day for longtime choir director
It was a plot hatched in June with the help of an Evans soprano and two church musicians and kept hidden through a month of rehearsals, but on Sunday the secret will be out.

Good Samaritan will open doors
Home-style care will be available for homeless patients at Good Samaritan Respite Center after its ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Faith digest
THE INAUGURAL Biker Sunday will include a blessing of the bikes, a parade and a tribute to military and safety personnel at 10 a.m. Sunday at Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene, 3526 Jefferson Davis Highway in Clearwater. A catered lunch will be served. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Call (803) 593-3114.

Faith digest
THE INAUGURAL Biker Sunday will include a blessing of the bikes, a parade and a tribute to military and safety personnel at 10 a.m. Sunday at Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene, 3526 Jefferson Davis Highway in Clearwater. A catered lunch will be served. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Call (803) 593-3114.

Georgia has bigger worry than Spurrier

Ripken will turn plan into reality

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

'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

People in the News

People in the News

'Apprentice' winner says he'll leave Trump project

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

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

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

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

Spurrier is making inroads

Church plans musical day for longtime choir director

Faith Calendar

Faith digest

Good Samaritan will open doors

Church to hold dedication for new organ