Athlete Spotlight: Anthony Thomas
Nothing could have improved on last year's high school soccer season for Anthony Thomas.

Actors must bring 'Art' to life if production is be successful
With minimal props, it's up to the actors to make Art work.

This week
Biker Sunday: Today, 9 a.m. registration, 10 p.m. service, noon lunch, 1 p.m. blessing of the bikes; Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene, 3526 Aiken-Augusta Highway, Clearwater; 593-3114

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 26-28. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

N. Augusta chamber's business expo will include job fair
More than 70 businesses are expected to be represented at the Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Sept. 22.

Variety will mark season for USC Aiken company
From lighthearted children's productions to operas by William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, the University of South Carolina Aiken's University Theatre has a variety of performances scheduled for the upcoming season.

Events
The Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene, 3526 Aiken-Augusta Highway, Clearwater, will hold biker Sunday today. Biker registration will be at 9 a.m., and the service begins at 10. The service will be followed by lunch at noon. There will be a blessing of the motorcycles at 1 p.m. Call 593-3114.

Library events
NANCY CARSON LIBRARY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Athlete Spotlight: Anthony Thomas
Nothing could have improved on last year's high school soccer season for Anthony Thomas.

Actors must bring 'Art' to life if production is be successful
With minimal props, it's up to the actors to make Art work.

Belvedere chapter of national federation will hold expo
There are lot of misconceptions about the blind.

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

North Augusta artist's works are meticulous in their detail
Before ink ever touches paper, every dot in one of Henry Wynn's drawings has been formed in his mind.

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

Belvedere chapter of national federation will hold expo
There are lot of misconceptions about the blind.

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

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge results for the week Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Recycling centers
- CMC North Augusta, 1119 Atomic Road, North Augusta, 279-0161, takes scrap metal and nonferrous metals.

This week
Biker Sunday: Today, 9 a.m. registration, 10 p.m. service, noon lunch, 1 p.m. blessing of the bikes; Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene, 3526 Aiken-Augusta Highway, Clearwater; 593-3114

Reunions
Silver Bluff High School 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15; contact Susan Todd Porter, stporter@fhfllp.com

Variety will mark season for USC Aiken company
From lighthearted children's productions to operas by William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, the University of South Carolina Aiken's University Theatre has a variety of performances scheduled for the upcoming season.

Recycling centers
- CMC North Augusta, 1119 Atomic Road, North Augusta, 279-0161, takes scrap metal and nonferrous metals.

Program seeks to reduce dropout rate
The Aiken school district is adding a program at the Youth Challenge Academy that will allow teens to graduate instead of dropping out.

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

North Augusta artist's works are meticulous in their detail
Before ink ever touches paper, every dot in one of Henry Wynn's drawings has been formed in his mind.

CSRA Bridge results
CSRA Bridge results for the week Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Ordinance will set speed limit for bike riders
Bikers, beware. The North Augusta Greeneway could be getting some new rules and regulations, including a 15 mph speed limit.

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

Program seeks to reduce dropout rate
The Aiken school district is adding a program at the Youth Challenge Academy that will allow teens to graduate instead of dropping out.

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

N. Augusta chamber's business expo will include job fair
More than 70 businesses are expected to be represented at the Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Sept. 22.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 26-28. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Pet of the week
Sadie, a 3-month-old bulldog mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Library events
NANCY CARSON LIBRARY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Ordinance will set speed limit for bike riders
Bikers, beware. The North Augusta Greeneway could be getting some new rules and regulations, including a 15 mph speed limit.

Pet of the week
Sadie, a 3-month-old bulldog mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Reunions
Silver Bluff High School 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15; contact Susan Todd Porter, stporter@fhfllp.com

Events
The Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene, 3526 Aiken-Augusta Highway, Clearwater, will hold biker Sunday today. Biker registration will be at 9 a.m., and the service begins at 10. The service will be followed by lunch at noon. There will be a blessing of the motorcycles at 1 p.m. Call 593-3114.

Poker champ didn't play all his cards right
Poker has so permeated the national consciousness in recent years - with games on TV, best-selling books and even a weekly column in The New York Times - it's easy to forget that the game long dwelled in a dark corner of the American psyche.

Poker champ didn't play all his cards right

Poker champ didn't play all his cards right
Poker has so permeated the national consciousness in recent years - with games on TV, best-selling books and even a weekly column in The New York Times - it's easy to forget that the game long dwelled in a dark corner of the American psyche.

Brewers top Astros
MILWAUKEE - Rickie Weeks hit a two-run homer and Rick Helling pitched seven strong innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the Houston Astros 4-2 on Sunday.

Brewers top Astros

Baseball notebook
NEW YORK - New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada was out of the starting lineup Saturday, a day after he was knocked over by Boston's Jason Varitek in a home-plate collision.

Bonds to start in left and bat cleanup in first game back
SAN FRANCISCO - A cheerful Barry Bonds looked upbeat and relaxed Sunday as he prepared to come off the disabled list and play for the first time this year.

Bonds to start in left and bat cleanup in first game back

Brewers top Astros
MILWAUKEE - Rickie Weeks hit a two-run homer and Rick Helling pitched seven strong innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the Houston Astros 4-2 on Sunday.

Baseball notebook

Mets defeat Cardinals
ST. LOUIS - Pedro Martinez stopped his own two-game skid as well as the New York Mets' six-game losing streak, pitching eight strong innings in a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Mets defeat Cardinals
ST. LOUIS - Pedro Martinez stopped his own two-game skid as well as the New York Mets' six-game losing streak, pitching eight strong innings in a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Bonds to start in left and bat cleanup in first game back
SAN FRANCISCO - A cheerful Barry Bonds looked upbeat and relaxed Sunday as he prepared to come off the disabled list and play for the first time this year.

Mets defeat Cardinals

Baseball notebook
NEW YORK - New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada was out of the starting lineup Saturday, a day after he was knocked over by Boston's Jason Varitek in a home-plate collision.

Postcards cross the country; Nebraska makes 50

Jessica Lauren Barela
Robert and Rebecca Barela of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jessica Lauren, born August 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gabriella Laren Saxon

Aiden Blaze Shipley
Cami Shuman and Robert Shipley are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Aiden Blaze, born August 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elijah Graham Cosper
Christopher and Elizabeth Cosper of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Graham, born August 8, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Lassiter Brae Johnston

Jessica Lauren Barela
Robert and Rebecca Barela of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jessica Lauren, born August 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jessie Falyn Maile
Roman and Julie Howerton of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jessie Falyn Maile, born August 9, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Austin Chase James
Ryan and Kristi James of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Austin Chase, born August 8, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

James Satcher Gillespie
Bobby and Teressa Gillespie of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Satcher, born August 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Landen Keith Dunn
Jeremy and Tonya Dunn of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Landen Keith, born February 17, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Theo L. Hayes

Treyvon Deondre Counts
Dianne and Myrthell Counts of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Treyvon Deondre, born August 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Patricia Gale Deas
Lisa Hicks and Richard Deas are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Patricia Gale, born August 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Benjamin Daniel Bofford
Kenneth and Faith Bofford of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son , Benjamin Daniel, born August 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Joycelyn Amia Bussey
Maria Birt and James Bussey are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Joycelyn Amia, born August 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lassiter Brae Johnston
Robert and Caroline Johnston of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lassiter Brae, born August 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Carson Blayne Shipley
Cami Shuman and Robert Shipley are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carson Blayne, born August 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gabriella Laren Saxon
Dusty and Crystal Saxon of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Laren, born June 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hayden Quinn Cooper
Hamilton and Jerika Cooper of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hayden Quinn, born August 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

MaKayla DeMya McCord
Tymeka Kyler and Milo McCord are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, MaKayla DeMya, born July 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Aiden Blaze Shipley
Cami Shuman and Robert Shipley are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Aiden Blaze, born August 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kyler Scott Rearden
Scotty and Cindy Rearden of Langley are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kyler Scott, born August 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Carson Riley Brown

Cameron Antonio Frank
Sarah Terry and Antonio Frank are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Cameron Antonio, born August 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Landen Keith Dunn

Trevor James Brown
James and Melissa Brown of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Trevor James, born August 17, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elijah Graham Cosper

Chandler Blaine Whitten
Jerry and Rachel Whitten of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chandler Blaine, born July 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Austin Joseph Griffin
Wade and Roxana Griffin of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Austin Joseph, born August 15, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Casey Evonne Waites
Tonya Waites of Hephzibah is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Casey Evonne, born August 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Micah Hudson Green
Casey and Monique Green of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Micah Hudson, born August 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Micah Hudson Green
Casey and Monique Green of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Micah Hudson, born August 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gracyn Rachelle Rutland
George and Shannon Rutland of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracyn Rachelle, born August 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Megan Brooke Rote
Aaron and Rebecca Rote of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Brooke, born August 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Roosevelt Wendell Demmons
Cassandra Jones and Roosevelt Demmons are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Roosevelt Wendell, born August 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Joycelyn Amia Bussey
Maria Birt and James Bussey are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Joycelyn Amia, born August 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Carson Riley Brown
Dennis and Stephanie Brown of Warrenville are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carson Riley, born August 1, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Owens Charles
Tamika Smith and Charles Owens are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Jr., born August 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Zy'Quarius Antron Johnson
Tiffany King and Robert Johnson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Zy'Quarius Antron, born August 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Gracyn Rachelle Rutland
George and Shannon Rutland of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracyn Rachelle, born August 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ramey LeeAnn Martin
Hope Martin of Tignall is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Ramey LeeAnn, born August 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Treyvon Deondre Counts

Carson Riley Brown
Dennis and Stephanie Brown of Warrenville are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carson Riley, born August 1, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Paxton Knox Sheppard

Austin Joseph Griffin
Wade and Roxana Griffin of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Austin Joseph, born August 15, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Caleb Preston Price
Jerry and Cynthia Price of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Preston, born August 19, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Benjamin Daniel Bofford

Gracyn Rachelle Rutland

Caleb Preston Price

Owens Charles

Patricia Gale Deas
Lisa Hicks and Richard Deas are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Patricia Gale, born August 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Casey Evonne Waites

Austin Chase James
Ryan and Kristi James of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Austin Chase, born August 8, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Faith Gabriell Perryman

Landen Keith Dunn
Jeremy and Tonya Dunn of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Landen Keith, born February 17, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Keenan Arness Freeman

Benjamin Daniel Bofford
Kenneth and Faith Bofford of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son , Benjamin Daniel, born August 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jessica Lauren Barela

Gabriella Laren Saxon
Dusty and Crystal Saxon of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Laren, born June 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Briana April Nicole
Tiffany Andrews and Stephen Wigginton are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Briana April Nicole, born July 21, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Kyler Scott Rearden
Scotty and Cindy Rearden of Langley are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kyler Scott, born August 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elijah Graham Cosper
Christopher and Elizabeth Cosper of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elijah Graham, born August 8, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Trevor James Brown
James and Melissa Brown of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Trevor James, born August 17, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Briana April Nicole
Tiffany Andrews and Stephen Wigginton are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Briana April Nicole, born July 21, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Casey Evonne Waites
Tonya Waites of Hephzibah is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Casey Evonne, born August 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Treyvon Deondre Counts
Dianne and Myrthell Counts of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Treyvon Deondre, born August 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Theo L. Hayes
Kiva Nabritt and Theo Hayes are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Theo L., born August 9, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lassiter Brae Johnston
Robert and Caroline Johnston of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lassiter Brae, born August 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jessie Falyn Maile
Roman and Julie Howerton of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jessie Falyn Maile, born August 9, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

MaKayla DeMya McCord
Tymeka Kyler and Milo McCord are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, MaKayla DeMya, born July 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Joycelyn Amia Bussey

Cameron Antonio Frank
Sarah Terry and Antonio Frank are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Cameron Antonio, born August 18, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Roosevelt Wendell Demmons

Chandler Blaine Whitten
Jerry and Rachel Whitten of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chandler Blaine, born July 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Austin Chase James

Tamia Armani Tremble
Natasha Watson and Milton Tremble are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Tamia Armani, born August 16, 2005 at University Hospital in August.

Hayden Quinn Cooper

Megan Brooke Rote
Aaron and Rebecca Rote of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Brooke, born August 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jessie Falyn Maile

Owens Charles
Tamika Smith and Charles Owens are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Charles Jr., born August 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Aiden Blaze Shipley

Faith Gabriell Perryman
Donnie and Loni Perryman of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Faith Gabriell, born August 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Austin Joseph Griffin

Theo L. Hayes
Kiva Nabritt and Theo Hayes are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Theo L., born August 9, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ramey LeeAnn Martin

Caleb Preston Price
Jerry and Cynthia Price of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Caleb Preston, born August 19, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Kyler Scott Rearden

Keenan Arness Freeman
Janice Dunn and Christopher Freeman are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Keenan Arness, born August 5, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Briana April Nicole

Paxton Knox Sheppard
Michael and Casey Sheppard of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Paxton Knox, born August 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Micah Hudson Green

James Satcher Gillespie
Bobby and Teressa Gillespie of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Satcher, born August 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Zy'Quarius Antron Johnson

Ramey LeeAnn Martin
Hope Martin of Tignall is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Ramey LeeAnn, born August 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

MaKayla DeMya McCord

Hayden Quinn Cooper
Hamilton and Jerika Cooper of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hayden Quinn, born August 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

James Satcher Gillespie

Zy'Quarius Antron Johnson
Tiffany King and Robert Johnson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Zy'Quarius Antron, born August 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Patricia Gale Deas

Paxton Knox Sheppard
Michael and Casey Sheppard of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Paxton Knox, born August 24, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Megan Brooke Rote

Keenan Arness Freeman
Janice Dunn and Christopher Freeman are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Keenan Arness, born August 5, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Cameron Antonio Frank

Carson Blayne Shipley
Cami Shuman and Robert Shipley are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carson Blayne, born August 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Carson Blayne Shipley

Roosevelt Wendell Demmons
Cassandra Jones and Roosevelt Demmons are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Roosevelt Wendell, born August 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Chandler Blaine Whitten

Tamia Armani Tremble

Faith Gabriell Perryman
Donnie and Loni Perryman of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Faith Gabriell, born August 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Trevor James Brown

Tamia Armani Tremble
Natasha Watson and Milton Tremble are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Tamia Armani, born August 16, 2005 at University Hospital in August.

Joneses dial long distance

Andruw Jones joins exclusive HR club
WASHINGTON - On an afternoon that vaulted Andruw Jones' name among the very best hitters to ever put on a Braves uniform, manager Bobby Cox said he had never seen the team's slugging center fielder look any better.

Andruw Jones joins exclusive HR club
WASHINGTON - On an afternoon that vaulted Andruw Jones' name among the very best hitters to ever put on a Braves uniform, manager Bobby Cox said he had never seen the team's slugging center fielder look any better.

Joneses dial long distance
WASHINGTON - The ride from D.C. to Philadelphia, according to Amtrak, takes 1 hour, 35 minutes.

Andruw Jones joins exclusive HR club

Joneses dial long distance
WASHINGTON - The ride from D.C. to Philadelphia, according to Amtrak, takes 1 hour, 35 minutes.

Business licenses
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from August 2005:

Business calendar
- Monday: SuCCess Columbia County Style, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce after-hours networking event; GIW Industries, 5000 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown; 5 p.m.; chamber members free; nonmembers $10; call 651-0018.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Aug. 18-26. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Times-Picayune publishing despite Hurricane Katrina
BATON ROUGE, La. - It's hard to get a copy of hurricane editions of The Times-Picayune, which was chased out of New Orleans by flooding two weeks ago. Even the editors complain that they can't get their own newspaper in the temporary newsroom at an office complex in Baton Rouge, 75 miles from New Orleans.

On the move

Dueling bankers: Ken vs. Ken
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When Wachovia Corp. chief executive Ken Thompson passed on buying MBNA Corp., the credit card giant walked down the street to the other Charlotte banker called Ken. A week later, it had a $35 billion deal with Bank of America Corp.'s Ken Lewis.

Business calendar
- Monday: SuCCess Columbia County Style, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce after-hours networking event; GIW Industries, 5000 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown; 5 p.m.; chamber members free; nonmembers $10; call 651-0018.

Greenspan's successor faces tough economic climate
NEW YORK - Not so long ago, it seemed like Alan Greenspan's successor as Federal Reserve chairman would have it pretty easy at first. The current economic climate of solid growth and tame inflation was expected to continue for many months to come.

Biz Quiz: How much do you know about local business?
The Augusta-Aiken area's largest employer is: (5 points)

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Aug. 18-26. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

'70s model puts Kodak first in digital cameras

On the move
- Bryan T. Mundy has joined the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce as director of membership services. Mr. Mundy's responsibilities include directing membership activities, the Ambassador's Club, affinity programs, membership sales and educational seminars. The University of Georgia graduate was previously employed by the MONY Group and Wachovia.

Biz Quiz: How much do you know about local business?

Greenspan's successor faces tough economic climate

Property transfers

Biz Quiz: How much do you know about local business?
The Augusta-Aiken area's largest employer is: (5 points)

Business briefs
LOOK AHEAD

Dueling bankers: Ken vs. Ken

'70s model puts Kodak first in digital cameras
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Steven J. Sasson knew right away in December 1975 that his 8-pound, toaster-size contraption, which captured a black-and-white image on a digital cassette tape at a resolution of 0.01 megapixels, "was a little bit revolutionary."

Times-Picayune publishing despite Hurricane Katrina

On the move
- Bryan T. Mundy has joined the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce as director of membership services. Mr. Mundy's responsibilities include directing membership activities, the Ambassador's Club, affinity programs, membership sales and educational seminars. The University of Georgia graduate was previously employed by the MONY Group and Wachovia.

Greenspan's successor faces tough economic climate
NEW YORK - Not so long ago, it seemed like Alan Greenspan's successor as Federal Reserve chairman would have it pretty easy at first. The current economic climate of solid growth and tame inflation was expected to continue for many months to come.

Business briefs
LOOK AHEAD

Dueling bankers: Ken vs. Ken
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When Wachovia Corp. chief executive Ken Thompson passed on buying MBNA Corp., the credit card giant walked down the street to the other Charlotte banker called Ken. A week later, it had a $35 billion deal with Bank of America Corp.'s Ken Lewis.

Business licenses
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from August 2005:

Business licenses

'70s model puts Kodak first in digital cameras
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Steven J. Sasson knew right away in December 1975 that his 8-pound, toaster-size contraption, which captured a black-and-white image on a digital cassette tape at a resolution of 0.01 megapixels, "was a little bit revolutionary."

Business calendar

Business briefs

Times-Picayune publishing despite Hurricane Katrina
BATON ROUGE, La. - It's hard to get a copy of hurricane editions of The Times-Picayune, which was chased out of New Orleans by flooding two weeks ago. Even the editors complain that they can't get their own newspaper in the temporary newsroom at an office complex in Baton Rouge, 75 miles from New Orleans.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 11, 2005.

Engineering plan may cause stir

Engineering plan may cause stir
Expect controversy over a proposal to be discussed at Monday's Augusta Commission engineering services committee meeting to hire the city's water and wastewater consultants CH2MHill and two other firms to help Engineering Director Teresa Smith get some of the backlogged sales-tax projects rolling. The agenda item calls for the professional services agreement not to exceed $2.92 million.

Engineering plan may cause stir
Expect controversy over a proposal to be discussed at Monday's Augusta Commission engineering services committee meeting to hire the city's water and wastewater consultants CH2MHill and two other firms to help Engineering Director Teresa Smith get some of the backlogged sales-tax projects rolling. The agenda item calls for the professional services agreement not to exceed $2.92 million.

Tigers find way to rally past Terps
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Put Clemson in a close game, and more often than not the Tigers will do precisely what it takes to win.

Tigers find way to rally past Terps

Tigers find way to rally past Terps
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Put Clemson in a close game, and more often than not the Tigers will do precisely what it takes to win.

Tigers rebound in rout of 'Dogs
AUBURN, Ala. - Brandon Cox passed for 202 yards and two first-half touchdowns, and Will Herring recovered a fumble for a touchdown to lead Auburn to a 28-0 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday.

Tigers rebound in rout of 'Dogs

Tigers rebound in rout of 'Dogs
AUBURN, Ala. - Brandon Cox passed for 202 yards and two first-half touchdowns, and Will Herring recovered a fumble for a touchdown to lead Auburn to a 28-0 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday.

Truesdale gives Aggies first win

LSU football shadowed by Katrina in desert
TEMPE, Ariz. - For LSU, football has a stark look this season.

No. 21 Oklahoma still seeking replacement for White

Weis guides Irish to win at 'Big House'

Notre Dame goes top 10, top Big Ten teams tumble

Truesdale gives Aggies first win
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Chaz Truesdale's five-yard run in the fourth quarter put the game out of reach as North Carolina A&T defeated Norfolk State, 16-14 on Saturday.

LSU football shadowed by Katrina in desert
TEMPE, Ariz. - For LSU, football has a stark look this season.

No. 21 Oklahoma still seeking replacement for White
NORMAN, Okla. - Perhaps now Oklahoma fans truly appreciate Jason White.

Weis guides Irish to win at 'Big House'
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A mere two games into his Notre Dame tenure, Charlie Weis has joined Knute Rockne in the record books.

Notre Dame goes top 10, top Big Ten teams tumble
Notre Dame is a top-10 team for the first time in three years, and Southern California has matched Miami for the longest stay at No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25.

LSU football shadowed by Katrina in desert

Notre Dame goes top 10, top Big Ten teams tumble
Notre Dame is a top-10 team for the first time in three years, and Southern California has matched Miami for the longest stay at No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25.

Truesdale gives Aggies first win
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Chaz Truesdale's five-yard run in the fourth quarter put the game out of reach as North Carolina A&T defeated Norfolk State, 16-14 on Saturday.

Weis guides Irish to win at 'Big House'
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A mere two games into his Notre Dame tenure, Charlie Weis has joined Knute Rockne in the record books.

No. 21 Oklahoma still seeking replacement for White
NORMAN, Okla. - Perhaps now Oklahoma fans truly appreciate Jason White.

Notre Dame playing well enough to keep Weis in a bad mood
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Charlie Weis greeted his team's upset victory over Pitt by being ornery all week, to let Notre Dame's players know they hadn't accomplished anything yet. So what kind of mood will a big win over Michigan bring?

Notre Dame playing well enough to keep Weis in a bad mood

Notre Dame goes top 10, top Big Ten teams tumble
Notre Dame is a top-10 team for the first time in three years, and Southern California has matched Miami for the longest stay at No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25.

Not the time or place

Not the time or place
New Orleans is now that place where resolve and foolhardiness flow together.

A revolting legislature

Tarver: just what we need
After his stunning conviction earlier this year on 127 federal crimes, and his disgraced ouster from the state Senate, Augusta desperately needs to make a clean break from the corrupt Charles Walker era.

A revolting legislature
Most battlegrounds are chaotic, and the battle for America's soul now under way in California is more so than most.

Clean cultural filth, too
Rebuilding New Orleans' infrastructure from the ground up, virtually brick by brick, will be only half the task. The other half will be rebuilding the city's cultural and political infrastructure, both of which were riddled with crime and corruption. Don't take our word for it.

Tarver: just what we need

Tarver: just what we need
After his stunning conviction earlier this year on 127 federal crimes, and his disgraced ouster from the state Senate, Augusta desperately needs to make a clean break from the corrupt Charles Walker era.

A revolting legislature
Most battlegrounds are chaotic, and the battle for America's soul now under way in California is more so than most.

Clean cultural filth, too

Not the time or place
New Orleans is now that place where resolve and foolhardiness flow together.

Clean cultural filth, too
Rebuilding New Orleans' infrastructure from the ground up, virtually brick by brick, will be only half the task. The other half will be rebuilding the city's cultural and political infrastructure, both of which were riddled with crime and corruption. Don't take our word for it.

Techbits: Sightseeing guide, Nerd TV and more
MADRID, Spain - Attention, tourists: Forget about stumbling on cobblestone and fumbling through guide books in stifling heat. Entrepreneurs in the Spanish city of Cordoba have devised battery-powered sightseeing cars with computers that talk.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Domestic diva Martha Stewart says her home confinement was tougher than doing time in federal prison.

Techbits: Sightseeing guide, Nerd TV and more
MADRID, Spain - Attention, tourists: Forget about stumbling on cobblestone and fumbling through guide books in stifling heat. Entrepreneurs in the Spanish city of Cordoba have devised battery-powered sightseeing cars with computers that talk.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Domestic diva Martha Stewart says her home confinement was tougher than doing time in federal prison.

What type of resume services are out there?
Q: What type of services and resources are out there to create a winning resume for someone who is a recent college graduate?

How to reconstruct your lost business records

How to reconstruct your lost business records
NEW YORK - Throughout the Gulf Coast, small business owners are facing the enormous task of putting their companies back together. For some, that includes reconstructing lost or ruined business records.

Tips on reconstructing finances lives after a disaster

Tips on reconstructing finances lives after a disaster
NEW YORK - What would you do if all your financial records suddenly disappeared?

How to reconstruct your lost business records
NEW YORK - Throughout the Gulf Coast, small business owners are facing the enormous task of putting their companies back together. For some, that includes reconstructing lost or ruined business records.

What type of resume services are out there?

What type of resume services are out there?
Q: What type of services and resources are out there to create a winning resume for someone who is a recent college graduate?

Tips on reconstructing finances lives after a disaster
NEW YORK - What would you do if all your financial records suddenly disappeared?

Unranked squad tops No. 5 Eaglessouthern conferenceFurniturestandings
STATESBORO, Ga. -- The last mistake proved to be the most devastating for Georgia Southern on Saturday night.

Unranked squad tops No. 5 Eagles
STATESBORO, Ga. -- The last mistake proved to be the most devastating for Georgia Southern on Saturday night.

Ball putting emphasis on wins, not stats
ATLANTA - As receiver Damarius Bilbo was receiving compliments for his eight catches in Georgia Tech's win over North Carolina Saturday, he tried to shift the spotlight to the player who threw the passes.

Bilbo doing his best to live down losing job
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Damarius Bilbo wants to be known for more than losing his starting quarterback job to a true freshman.

Ball putting emphasis on wins, not stats
ATLANTA - As receiver Damarius Bilbo was receiving compliments for his eight catches in Georgia Tech's win over North Carolina Saturday, he tried to shift the spotlight to the player who threw the passes.

Bilbo doing his best to live down losing job
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Damarius Bilbo wants to be known for more than losing his starting quarterback job to a true freshman.

Yellow Jackets, Ball don't let up on Heels
ATLANTA - Reggie Ball never hesitated as he reached the tunnel, not even for an instant as the chants of "REG-GIE, REG-GIE" washed out of the stands.

Yellow Jackets, Ball don't let up on Heels
ATLANTA - Reggie Ball never hesitated as he reached the tunnel, not even for an instant as the chants of "REG-GIE, REG-GIE" washed out of the stands.

Unranked squad tops No. 5 Eaglessouthern conferenceFurniturestandings

Yellow Jackets, Ball don't let up on Heels

Bilbo doing his best to live down losing job

Ball putting emphasis on wins, not stats

Minor league notebook
The pitcher was perfect, the batter was pretty darn close and both local players helped their teams win playoff games Thursday night.

Minor league notebook
The pitcher was perfect, the batter was pretty darn close and both local players helped their teams win playoff games Thursday night.

Thanks for the delicious memories, Loretta

Scott wins Singapore Open by seven strokes
SINGAPORE - Australia's Adam Scott shot a 6-under-par 65 Sunday to coast to a seven-stroke victory in the Singapore Open.

One birdie on the weekend good enough for Calcavecchia

Golf capsules
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Stephen Ames shot a course-record tying 6-under-par 64, and Craig Barlow made a hole-in-one to surge into contention Saturday as Mark Calcavecchia's lead shrunk to one stroke after three rounds of the Canadian Open.

Baker, Georgia polish off win
AIKEN - Augusta's Rhett Baker is still undefeated in the Regions Cup Matches, and so is his team.

Solheim Cup notebook
CARMEL, Ind. - The Solheim Cup atmosphere has given Christina Kim license to loosen up. Like she needed permission.

One birdie on the weekend good enough for Calcavecchia
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Mark Calcavecchia thought his best days on a golf course had slipped away.

U.S. team rallies to tie with Europe
CARMEL, Ind. - Momentum swung fast and furious in the Solheim Cup, stopping only when Paula Creamer holed a 5-foot par putt to win for the second time Saturday and leave the matches where they started - all square, with 12 singles matches left to decide who wins.

Baker, Georgia polish off win
AIKEN - Augusta's Rhett Baker is still undefeated in the Regions Cup Matches, and so is his team.

South Carolina takes narrow lead at Regions Cup
AIKEN - Group after group came through the 18th hole at Houndslake Country Club in Saturday's Regions Cup Matches, and none of them could make a putt of any significant length.

Creamer stars as Americans finish the job
CARMEL, Ind. - Juli Inkster saw flags waving, heard chants of "U-S-A!" and felt a lump in her throat on the practice range, the intensity building before the first match Sunday in the Solheim Cup.

Baker, Georgia polish off win

Creamer stars as Americans finish the job

U.S. team rallies to tie with Europe
CARMEL, Ind. - Momentum swung fast and furious in the Solheim Cup, stopping only when Paula Creamer holed a 5-foot par putt to win for the second time Saturday and leave the matches where they started - all square, with 12 singles matches left to decide who wins.

One birdie on the weekend good enough for Calcavecchia
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Mark Calcavecchia thought his best days on a golf course had slipped away.

Goosen escapes with German Masters title

Creamer stars as Americans finish the job
CARMEL, Ind. - Juli Inkster saw flags waving, heard chants of "U-S-A!" and felt a lump in her throat on the practice range, the intensity building before the first match Sunday in the Solheim Cup.

U.S. team rallies to tie with Europe

Goosen escapes with German Masters title
PULHEIM, Germany - Retief Goosen blew a 3-foot par putt on the 18th hole but escaped with a one-stroke victory Sunday in the German Masters, his third title in six weeks.

Solheim Cup notebook

South Carolina takes narrow lead at Regions Cup
AIKEN - Group after group came through the 18th hole at Houndslake Country Club in Saturday's Regions Cup Matches, and none of them could make a putt of any significant length.

Golf capsules

Golf capsules
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Stephen Ames shot a course-record tying 6-under-par 64, and Craig Barlow made a hole-in-one to surge into contention Saturday as Mark Calcavecchia's lead shrunk to one stroke after three rounds of the Canadian Open.

Scott wins Singapore Open by seven strokes

South Carolina takes narrow lead at Regions Cup

Scott wins Singapore Open by seven strokes
SINGAPORE - Australia's Adam Scott shot a 6-under-par 65 Sunday to coast to a seven-stroke victory in the Singapore Open.

Goosen escapes with German Masters title
PULHEIM, Germany - Retief Goosen blew a 3-foot par putt on the 18th hole but escaped with a one-stroke victory Sunday in the German Masters, his third title in six weeks.

Solheim Cup notebook
CARMEL, Ind. - The Solheim Cup atmosphere has given Christina Kim license to loosen up. Like she needed permission.

Minor league notebook

High school scores

Friday night rewind

Friday night rewind
There was something Strom Thurmond coach Lee Sawyer noticed about his team this week. There were no loud proclamations of "Beat Laney." No extra zeal in drills. No locker room speeches.

High school scores
Scores from Friday's games

High school scores
Scores from Friday's games

Friday night rewind
There was something Strom Thurmond coach Lee Sawyer noticed about his team this week. There were no loud proclamations of "Beat Laney." No extra zeal in drills. No locker room speeches.

A look at the refugee situation around the country
An estimated 374,000 Hurricane Katrina refugees are in shelters, hotels, homes and other housing in 34 states and Washington, D.C., according to the Red Cross and state officials:

Forensic workers broaden search for bodies; cleanup work intensifies in battered New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - The crew in white jumpsuits and blue gloves carried a body bag out of the empty senior center. Then another bag, then another, eight in all.

Signs of life start to appear in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - A woman waters her mint plants outside her house. A man rides his bicycle on a levee. A newspaper truck lumbers down the road, the passenger handing out papers.

New York's police and firefighters see the unimaginable, again
NEW ORLEANS - In the middle of a shattered neighborhood, stepping around glittering shards of glass, breathing the unavoidable stench of death, Lt. Bill Butler surveyed what was left of the city and went to work.

Biloxi harbor eases back into business; fishing boats return to bay
BILOXI, Miss. - The harbor showed signs of life Saturday as the Coast Guard allowed limited commercial traffic for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.

A look at the refugee situation around the country
An estimated 374,000 Hurricane Katrina refugees are in shelters, hotels, homes and other housing in 34 states and Washington, D.C., according to the Red Cross and state officials:

Katrina impact: About 60 percent of Gulf of Mexico's oil production still blocked
NEW ORLEANS - Over 120 Gulf of Mexico oil and gas platforms were still shut down Saturday and nearly 60 percent of the gulf's normal daily oil production remained blocked from the market because of evacuations due to Hurricane Katrina, a federal agency said.

Illinois town, rebuilt after 1993 flood, understands New Orleans' plight
VALMEYER, Ill. - Donna Mueller has seen the images of Hurricane Katrina's displaced wading helplessly through the flooded ruins of New Orleans. More than most observers, she understands their despair.

New Orleans refugee makes mark in prep game
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Zach Morgan hit the ground running - and tackling - after his family fled New Orleans two days before Hurricane Katrina hit.

Charleston lawyers offer legal help in storm-ravaged states
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Charleston lawyers say they'll offer relocating victims of Hurricane Katrina free legal help.

New Orleans refugee makes mark in prep game
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Zach Morgan hit the ground running - and tackling - after his family fled New Orleans two days before Hurricane Katrina hit.

Biloxi harbor eases back into business; fishing boats return to bay
BILOXI, Miss. - The harbor showed signs of life Saturday as the Coast Guard allowed limited commercial traffic for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.

Forensic workers broaden search for bodies; cleanup work intensifies in battered New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - The crew in white jumpsuits and blue gloves carried a body bag out of the empty senior center. Then another bag, then another, eight in all.

Two New Orleans couples who survived Katrina marry at Texas shelter
FORT WORTH, Texas - Leo Tate never took his eyes off his bride, Annie Lee. Beside them, Donna Mathis cried as she said her vows to James Nelson Jr.

Many Katrina evacuees seeking help from black churches first
DECATUR, Ga. - A local black church quickly raises an average of $85 from each of its 70 members to feed hungry hurricane evacuees. Across town, a black church pastor takes 10 families into his home. Another black church turns its sanctuary into a warehouse packed with donated clothes, toiletries and hope.

Government won't bar reporters from witnessing Katrina recovery efforts
NEW YORK - Challenged in court by CNN, the Bush administration agreed on Saturday not to prevent the news media from following the effort to recover the bodies of Hurricane Katrina victims.

Many Katrina evacuees seeking help from black churches first
DECATUR, Ga. - A local black church quickly raises an average of $85 from each of its 70 members to feed hungry hurricane evacuees. Across town, a black church pastor takes 10 families into his home. Another black church turns its sanctuary into a warehouse packed with donated clothes, toiletries and hope.

Signs of life start to appear in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - A woman waters her mint plants outside her house. A man rides his bicycle on a levee. A newspaper truck lumbers down the road, the passenger handing out papers.

Charleston lawyers offer legal help in storm-ravaged states
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Charleston lawyers say they'll offer relocating victims of Hurricane Katrina free legal help.

New York's police and firefighters see the unimaginable, again
NEW ORLEANS - In the middle of a shattered neighborhood, stepping around glittering shards of glass, breathing the unavoidable stench of death, Lt. Bill Butler surveyed what was left of the city and went to work.

Two New Orleans couples who survived Katrina marry at Texas shelter
FORT WORTH, Texas - Leo Tate never took his eyes off his bride, Annie Lee. Beside them, Donna Mathis cried as she said her vows to James Nelson Jr.

Illinois town, rebuilt after 1993 flood, understands New Orleans' plight
VALMEYER, Ill. - Donna Mueller has seen the images of Hurricane Katrina's displaced wading helplessly through the flooded ruins of New Orleans. More than most observers, she understands their despair.

Government won't bar reporters from witnessing Katrina recovery efforts
NEW YORK - Challenged in court by CNN, the Bush administration agreed on Saturday not to prevent the news media from following the effort to recover the bodies of Hurricane Katrina victims.

Katrina impact: About 60 percent of Gulf of Mexico's oil production still blocked
NEW ORLEANS - Over 120 Gulf of Mexico oil and gas platforms were still shut down Saturday and nearly 60 percent of the gulf's normal daily oil production remained blocked from the market because of evacuations due to Hurricane Katrina, a federal agency said.

Postcards cross the country; Nebraska makes 50
Another Labor Day passed and with it another summer of your vacation postcards.

Postcards cross the country; Nebraska makes 50
Another Labor Day passed and with it another summer of your vacation postcards.

Candidates file early to qualify for city seats
Qualifying began early for some candidates vying to be Augusta's next mayor and commissioners. Helen Blocker-Adams and Augusta Commission District 1 hopeful Robert DeMello filed soon after qualifying began at 8:30 a.m. Monday. Former commissioner Jerry Brigham also filed early to regain the District 7 seat he once held. Current District 7 Commissioner Tommy Boyles has announced he will be running for mayor.

Evolution simply is more plausible

Set aside differences and help

Work for real progress in Augusta
Dr. John R. Maben's letter to the editor ("Uncle Toms impede genuine progress," Sept. 3), defining Uncle Toms for us, conveys the same distrust that occurred recently in New Orleans: "When water began rising in predominantly black neighborhoods, many jumped to the conclusion that the levee had been purposely breached to preserve the old city and hotels." ("Once-vibrant New orleans is inundated by chaos," Sept. 3 news story).Helen A. Skinner, Augusta

Evolution simply is more plausible
The diversity of plant and animal life on our planet has grown immensely over its 4.5-billion-year existence - interrupted several times by massive die-offs of as much as 90 percent of all species, only to resume proliferation. Darwinian evolution explains this by mutations, controlled by survival only of those changes that improve the ability for each species to compete, whether it is man or bacterium. Some think that living things are much too complex for this explanation, and believe actions by an intelligent being - God - have directed evolution. This is simply a matter of faith, as it cannot be proved that the wonders inside the tiniest cell, for example, or of our wonderful eye, could not have evolved over the hundreds of millions of generations without the hand of God. Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

Set aside differences and help
Recently I, along with the rest of the entire world, was watching the crisis along the Gulf Coast. It was all so overwhelming as I watched person after person being airlifted by helicopters from rooftops and wherever else they were found. Carolyn K. Kershner, Augusta

Misguided Dems are at it again
A recent rant stated that the Republicans have started all of the wars, and the Democrats had to end them. I don't know what history book he was reading: World War I, Woodrow Wilson (D); World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt (D); Korean War, Harry Truman (D); Vietnam War, John F. Kennedy (D) and Lyndon Johnson (D). And if they would be honest with themselves the war on terrorism started during the Clinton administration, but Clinton failed to take action when he could have. Joan A. Jackson, Hephzibah

Work for real progress in Augusta

Set aside differences and help
Recently I, along with the rest of the entire world, was watching the crisis along the Gulf Coast. It was all so overwhelming as I watched person after person being airlifted by helicopters from rooftops and wherever else they were found. Carolyn K. Kershner, Augusta

Misguided Dems are at it again

Misguided Dems are at it again
A recent rant stated that the Republicans have started all of the wars, and the Democrats had to end them. I don't know what history book he was reading: World War I, Woodrow Wilson (D); World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt (D); Korean War, Harry Truman (D); Vietnam War, John F. Kennedy (D) and Lyndon Johnson (D). And if they would be honest with themselves the war on terrorism started during the Clinton administration, but Clinton failed to take action when he could have. Joan A. Jackson, Hephzibah

Evolution simply is more plausible
The diversity of plant and animal life on our planet has grown immensely over its 4.5-billion-year existence - interrupted several times by massive die-offs of as much as 90 percent of all species, only to resume proliferation. Darwinian evolution explains this by mutations, controlled by survival only of those changes that improve the ability for each species to compete, whether it is man or bacterium. Some think that living things are much too complex for this explanation, and believe actions by an intelligent being - God - have directed evolution. This is simply a matter of faith, as it cannot be proved that the wonders inside the tiniest cell, for example, or of our wonderful eye, could not have evolved over the hundreds of millions of generations without the hand of God. Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

Work for real progress in Augusta
Dr. John R. Maben's letter to the editor ("Uncle Toms impede genuine progress," Sept. 3), defining Uncle Toms for us, conveys the same distrust that occurred recently in New Orleans: "When water began rising in predominantly black neighborhoods, many jumped to the conclusion that the levee had been purposely breached to preserve the old city and hotels." ("Once-vibrant New orleans is inundated by chaos," Sept. 3 news story).Helen A. Skinner, Augusta

Chicago opens 'green' school with living roof

Living briefs

End junk e-mail by citing fear of viruses

Walk-around tests can find energy loss

Home briefs

Forest offers snapshot of ecological history

Woman's travels inspire the decor

'The Search': A book that googles Google

Most problems around the house have cheap, easy solutions

Games that force you to get off the couch

See fall foliage - by balloon, ATV or train

Melting glaciers, permafrost threaten Arctic lifestyle

Active adults find odd ways to stay competitive

New for cemeteries: solar-powered video headstones

Forest offers snapshot of ecological history
PLYMOUTH, Mass. - Despite its historic namesake, Myles Standish State Forest is less about North America's early European settlers than about biological diversity, environmental change and modern-day recreation.

Woman's travels inspire the decor
An artist can't be separated from her work, and at the home of Marietta Betty Mayes-Hicklin and James Hicklin, art is everywhere.

Most problems around the house have cheap, easy solutions
Let's be honest. Sometimes it seems as though life is playing a big joke on us.

'The Search': A book that googles Google
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. is such an influential - and potentially scary - company that it deserves a book as comprehensive as the Internet search engine responsible for its whirlwind success.

See fall foliage - by balloon, ATV or train
NEW YORK - Once upon a time, enjoying fall meant taking a drive down a country road, preferably in the Northeast, to look at the pretty leaves.

Games that force you to get off the couch
Every article about America's obesity epidemic seems to mention video games. That's not surprising, considering that video games have been blamed for juvenile delinquency, low SAT scores, teenage promiscuity, high gasoline prices and just about every other problem facing the nation.

End junk e-mail by citing fear of viruses
Dear Carson: I love to use e-mail for keeping in touch. Some friends and acquaintances, however, use my address to forward snippets people have sent them and other junk mail, even chain letters. I used to read this mail, hoping my friends included some friendly note or comment as to why they thought it might interest me. That has never been the case.

New for cemeteries: solar-powered video headstones
MIAMI - Video screens have shown up all over in recent years - cell phones, bathrooms, car head rests, subway cars, even elevators. Next up: a solar-powered video panel embedded in a tombstone that plays a clip reminiscent of "This Is Your Life."

Walk-around tests can find energy loss
Q: Our energy bills keep going up and up. There seem to be so many ways to start cutting them that I don't know where to begin. What do we do first?

Chicago opens 'green' school with living roof
CHICAGO - Youngsters at Tarkington elementary started their first day of classes Tuesday at a school where flowering plants grow on the roof. It's one of the nation's small but growing number of environmentally friendly schools, a stand-out because it sits in a major city better known for towers of steel and concrete.

Living briefs
It took a move away from home for Rebekah Rogers to meet Eric Angel and find what she'd been looking for in love.

Melting glaciers, permafrost threaten Arctic lifestyle
ILULISSAT, Greenland - The gargantuan chunks of ice breaking off the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and thundering into an Arctic fjord make a spectacular sight. But to Greenlanders it is also deeply worrisome.

Walk-around tests can find energy loss
Q: Our energy bills keep going up and up. There seem to be so many ways to start cutting them that I don't know where to begin. What do we do first?

Melting glaciers, permafrost threaten Arctic lifestyle
ILULISSAT, Greenland - The gargantuan chunks of ice breaking off the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and thundering into an Arctic fjord make a spectacular sight. But to Greenlanders it is also deeply worrisome.

See fall foliage - by balloon, ATV or train
NEW YORK - Once upon a time, enjoying fall meant taking a drive down a country road, preferably in the Northeast, to look at the pretty leaves.

'The Search': A book that googles Google
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. is such an influential - and potentially scary - company that it deserves a book as comprehensive as the Internet search engine responsible for its whirlwind success.

Woman's travels inspire the decor
An artist can't be separated from her work, and at the home of Marietta Betty Mayes-Hicklin and James Hicklin, art is everywhere.

New for cemeteries: solar-powered video headstones
MIAMI - Video screens have shown up all over in recent years - cell phones, bathrooms, car head rests, subway cars, even elevators. Next up: a solar-powered video panel embedded in a tombstone that plays a clip reminiscent of "This Is Your Life."

Forest offers snapshot of ecological history
PLYMOUTH, Mass. - Despite its historic namesake, Myles Standish State Forest is less about North America's early European settlers than about biological diversity, environmental change and modern-day recreation.

Games that force you to get off the couch
Every article about America's obesity epidemic seems to mention video games. That's not surprising, considering that video games have been blamed for juvenile delinquency, low SAT scores, teenage promiscuity, high gasoline prices and just about every other problem facing the nation.

Home briefs
See what's new in home and garden trends at the Augusta Home Interior and Garden Show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.

Chicago opens 'green' school with living roof
CHICAGO - Youngsters at Tarkington elementary started their first day of classes Tuesday at a school where flowering plants grow on the roof. It's one of the nation's small but growing number of environmentally friendly schools, a stand-out because it sits in a major city better known for towers of steel and concrete.

End junk e-mail by citing fear of viruses
Dear Carson: I love to use e-mail for keeping in touch. Some friends and acquaintances, however, use my address to forward snippets people have sent them and other junk mail, even chain letters. I used to read this mail, hoping my friends included some friendly note or comment as to why they thought it might interest me. That has never been the case.

Active adults find odd ways to stay competitive
BOULDER, Colo. - Some came to mountain bike in their underwear and others were motivated by the promise of free beer. But it was the prospect of getting really dirty that brought Chris Phillips to town for an offbeat, obstacle-filled running and biking race.

Most problems around the house have cheap, easy solutions
Let's be honest. Sometimes it seems as though life is playing a big joke on us.

Living briefs
It took a move away from home for Rebekah Rogers to meet Eric Angel and find what she'd been looking for in love.

Home briefs
See what's new in home and garden trends at the Augusta Home Interior and Garden Show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.

Active adults find odd ways to stay competitive
BOULDER, Colo. - Some came to mountain bike in their underwear and others were motivated by the promise of free beer. But it was the prospect of getting really dirty that brought Chris Phillips to town for an offbeat, obstacle-filled running and biking race.

Augusta man watched plane hit tower

Augusta rocks for storm relief

Augusta man watched plane hit tower
In the moments just before the world changed, Moses Todd was 245 feet up in the air, about five miles from Manhattan on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, with a view of the Twin Towers rising beyond the Statue of Liberty.

Music acts cancel after poor sales
Rapper Young Jeezy and the R&B act Mint Condition and Rene were scheduled to perform at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center late this summer, but it's likely music fans never knew the performers would be in town.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kelsie Blocker, 11, of North Augusta.

City remembers Sept. 11 attacks
Life went on Saturday morning as usual in downtown Augusta, as if nothing tragic had happened - either recently or four years ago.

Winter may bring even higher fuel bills
ATLANTA - As the owner and operator of a truck-driving operation in Augusta, Alberta Thompson has been siphoning money to the gas pumps.

Augusta man watched plane hit tower
In the moments just before the world changed, Moses Todd was 245 feet up in the air, about five miles from Manhattan on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, with a view of the Twin Towers rising beyond the Statue of Liberty.

Kid of the Day

Residents remember September 11th
Even if they were nowhere near ground zero on Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans still remember the feelings of shock, disbelief and helplessness they felt on that day.

Columbia County considers prices of housing

2005 property tax bills will be delivered soon
The 2005 Richmond County property tax bills are coming soon to a mailbox near you, and if your property values went up this year, there's a good chance your tax bill will follow suit.

Correction
- An article in Saturday's Religion section about today's concert and worship celebrating Jamie Council Garvey's 25th anniversary as organist and director of music at St. John United Methodist Church contained incorrect information. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. The anthem by Carlton Young and Don Saliers was commissioned by the church. The Chronicle regrets the errors.

2005 property tax bills will be delivered soon
The 2005 Richmond County property tax bills are coming soon to a mailbox near you, and if your property values went up this year, there's a good chance your tax bill will follow suit.

Experts wait out Ophelia

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's investigators are looking into a Saturday afternoon armed robbery at a south Richmond County insurance office.

Irene Prather - The Army Widow
Irene Prather lost her husband, Chief Warrant Officer Clint Prather, when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter went down in a sandstorm in Afghanistan on April 6. He had previously served in Iraq.

Experts wait out Ophelia
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A hurricane watch was posted Saturday for the Southeast coast as Ophelia strengthened into a hurricane once again and meteorologists said its meandering course could take a sharp turn toward land.

Lost man's family wants answers

Larke, 22, in jail on violations
The son of Richmond County's school superintendent is back in the Richmond County Jail after authorities recently issued a warrant for failing to report to his probation officer and for violating his curfew this summer.

PFC. Steven Cheek: The Marine recruit
A 2004 graduate of North Augusta High School, Steven Cheek joined the Marines the following November. On Sept. 15, he said, he will deploy with his unit, the Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, on a tour that will take him to Fallujah, Iraq.

Law waiving state gas tax is passed
ATLANTA - Georgia drivers will shave some money off their gasoline bills, and state employees will see larger mileage checks through new laws the General Assembly passed Saturday.

Holistic view of justice spreads

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jacob Bass of North Augusta.

Across the area
North Augusta Department of Public Safety officers arrested a North Augusta teenager Saturday after his mother said he chased her with a butcher knife.

Clowns about town
Cindy Harrison, also known as Petunia, walks down Reynolds Street with a throng of fellow clowns as part of the South East Clown Association convention in Augusta this weekend.

Law waiving state gas tax is passed
ATLANTA - Georgia drivers will shave some money off their gasoline bills, and state employees will see larger mileage checks through new laws the General Assembly passed Saturday.

Aiken's growth is key campaign issue

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's investigators are looking into a Saturday afternoon armed robbery at a south Richmond County insurance office.

Across the area

2005 property tax bills will be delivered soon

Winter may bring even higher fuel bills

ID law's effects will be watched

Officials to look at starting date
The Columbia County Board of Education and a group of concerned parents will move forward to survey parents, teachers, students and residents about the school system calendar.

Augusta rocks for storm relief
As the music and smiles at the Rock for Relief festival proved Sunday, life goes on despite the tragedies marking the day.

Correction
- An article in Saturday's Religion section about today's concert and worship celebrating Jamie Council Garvey's 25th anniversary as organist and director of music at St. John United Methodist Church contained incorrect information. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. The anthem by Carlton Young and Don Saliers was commissioned by the church. The Chronicle regrets the errors.

City remembers Sept. 11 attacks
Life went on Saturday morning as usual in downtown Augusta, as if nothing tragic had happened - either recently or four years ago.

ID law's effects will be watched
On Sept. 20, numerous groups will be watching to see whether a new Georgia law requiring government-issued photo identification at the polls keeps people from voting.

Lenie Roos-Gabridge - The business traveler
As executive director of the Georgia Medical Center Authority and manager of Augusta BioBusiness Center at Enterprise Mill, Lenie Roos-Gabridge often travels in her efforts to recruit medical companies to locate in Augusta. She said she usually flies about 10 times per year, attending trade shows and meeting with company representatives.

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

Major leads his students by example

City remembers Sept. 11 attacks

Explanation sought for unspent tax funds

Ways you can help hurricane victims
WHAT: The hurricane relief center in Augusta; WHERE: May Park Recreation Center, 622 Fourth St.

Despite obstacles, woman resumes cross-country trek
Even after 8,000 miles, Deborah Simone's journey is not done. The former Augusta resident today will resume the Journey of Hope from St. Louis on her way by bike to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of hepatitis C.

Clowns about town

Interfaith prayer service commemorates 9/11

Islands will be stars of festival

Ways you can help hurricane victims

Ways you can help hurricane victims
WHAT: The hurricane relief center in Augusta; WHERE: May Park Recreation Center, 622 Fourth St.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Correction

The Week Ahead
The following is a list of events going on for the week of Sept. 12-18:

Ways you can help hurricane victims

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Where We Live

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Holistic view of justice spreads
ATLANTA - In a converted Corvair shop in a rundown part of downtown Atlanta, a group of lawyers and social workers tinker with the way the justice system treats indigent defendants.

Clowns about town
Cindy Harrison, also known as Petunia, walks down Reynolds Street with a throng of fellow clowns as part of the South East Clown Association convention in Augusta this weekend.

Major leads his students by example
With a booming voice and a face that has similarities to Andy Griffith, Maj. Bill Price paces in front of his cadets, pointing to the parts of a canoe.

Officials to look at starting date

Five questions with a hurricane evacuee
Lisa Melerine, 43, of Bay St. Louis, Miss., left her home a few days before Hurricane Katrina landed on the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29. She has since relocated to Augusta, but she hopes to be able to return to her friends and family in Louisiana soon.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Augusta rocks for storm relief
As the music and smiles at the Rock for Relief festival proved Sunday, life goes on despite the tragedies marking the day.

Music acts cancel after poor sales

Interfaith prayer service commemorates 9/11
A breeze blowing off the Savannah River provided a symbolic air of optimism that flowed throughout Jessye Norman Amphitheater on Sunday afternoon.

Kid of the Day

Across the area
North Augusta Department of Public Safety officers arrested a North Augusta teenager Saturday after his mother said he chased her with a butcher knife.

Larke, 22, in jail on violations
The son of Richmond County's school superintendent is back in the Richmond County Jail after authorities recently issued a warrant for failing to report to his probation officer and for violating his curfew this summer.

Explanation sought for unspent tax funds
Now that Augusta commissioners have agreed on a special purpose local option sales tax package to put before voters in November, their next order of business is to get it passed.

Holistic view of justice spreads
ATLANTA - In a converted Corvair shop in a rundown part of downtown Atlanta, a group of lawyers and social workers tinker with the way the justice system treats indigent defendants.

Islands will be stars of festival
Lewis Duenas was perfectly happy living in Stockton, Calif., his home away from home. But when his sister Victoria was transferred from her post in South Korea to Fort Gordon in 1990, he helped her husband move from California to Augusta.

Across the area

Despite obstacles, woman resumes cross-country trek
Even after 8,000 miles, Deborah Simone's journey is not done. The former Augusta resident today will resume the Journey of Hope from St. Louis on her way by bike to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of hepatitis C.

Larke, 22, in jail on violations

The Week Ahead

Despite obstacles, woman resumes cross-country trek

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Law waiving state gas tax is passed

Where We Live
Daisy the dog was born to ride; her owners, the Wilders, just didn't realize it at first.

Residents remember September 11th

Islands will be stars of festival
Lewis Duenas was perfectly happy living in Stockton, Calif., his home away from home. But when his sister Victoria was transferred from her post in South Korea to Fort Gordon in 1990, he helped her husband move from California to Augusta.

Explanation sought for unspent tax funds
Now that Augusta commissioners have agreed on a special purpose local option sales tax package to put before voters in November, their next order of business is to get it passed.

Music acts cancel after poor sales
Rapper Young Jeezy and the R&B act Mint Condition and Rene were scheduled to perform at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center late this summer, but it's likely music fans never knew the performers would be in town.

Lost man's family wants answers
Two months after Marion Walter Key disappeared from his third-shift job as a Wal-Mart greeter, his bewildered family just wants answers.

Seher Gill: The Muslim Teenager
A junior at Lakeside High School, Seher Gill began wearing a head scarf - or hijab - to school this year after close study of the Quran. It hasn't been hard so far. Other students have asked questions, she said, and she replies that the head scarf represents modesty.

Finances improve for S. Carolina prisons

Lost man's family wants answers
Two months after Marion Walter Key disappeared from his third-shift job as a Wal-Mart greeter, his bewildered family just wants answers.

Aiken's growth is key campaign issue
The contest for two at-large seats on the Aiken City Council has been defined by two words - growth and development.

Interfaith prayer service commemorates 9/11
A breeze blowing off the Savannah River provided a symbolic air of optimism that flowed throughout Jessye Norman Amphitheater on Sunday afternoon.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Finances improve for S. Carolina prisons
COLUMBIA - The Corrections Department quietly celebrated a milestone this summer: For the first time in five years, the state prison system's finances are back in the black after a series of debilitating budget cuts.

Finances improve for S. Carolina prisons
COLUMBIA - The Corrections Department quietly celebrated a milestone this summer: For the first time in five years, the state prison system's finances are back in the black after a series of debilitating budget cuts.

Aiken's growth is key campaign issue
The contest for two at-large seats on the Aiken City Council has been defined by two words - growth and development.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kelsie Blocker, 11, of North Augusta.

Five questions with a hurricane evacuee
Lisa Melerine, 43, of Bay St. Louis, Miss., left her home a few days before Hurricane Katrina landed on the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29. She has since relocated to Augusta, but she hopes to be able to return to her friends and family in Louisiana soon.

The Week Ahead
The following is a list of events going on for the week of Sept. 12-18:

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

Aiken City Council candidates on the issues
The Augusta Chronicle asked the four Republican candidates who are running for two at-large seats on the Aiken City Council in Tuesday's primary to respond to four questions. Here are their answers:

Where We Live
Daisy the dog was born to ride; her owners, the Wilders, just didn't realize it at first.

Five questions with a hurricane evacuee

Residents remember September 11th
Even if they were nowhere near ground zero on Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans still remember the feelings of shock, disbelief and helplessness they felt on that day.

Columbia County considers prices of housing
Jerry Greenway says he doesn't like an elitist approach to building new homes.

ID law's effects will be watched
On Sept. 20, numerous groups will be watching to see whether a new Georgia law requiring government-issued photo identification at the polls keeps people from voting.

Winter may bring even higher fuel bills
ATLANTA - As the owner and operator of a truck-driving operation in Augusta, Alberta Thompson has been siphoning money to the gas pumps.

Officials to look at starting date
The Columbia County Board of Education and a group of concerned parents will move forward to survey parents, teachers, students and residents about the school system calendar.

Major leads his students by example
With a booming voice and a face that has similarities to Andy Griffith, Maj. Bill Price paces in front of his cadets, pointing to the parts of a canoe.

Experts wait out Ophelia
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A hurricane watch was posted Saturday for the Southeast coast as Ophelia strengthened into a hurricane once again and meteorologists said its meandering course could take a sharp turn toward land.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jacob Bass of North Augusta.

Columbia County considers prices of housing
Jerry Greenway says he doesn't like an elitist approach to building new homes.

Spurrier nearly pulls off upset bid
ATHENS, Ga. - There was much fear and loathing on the SEC trail Saturday.

Spurrier nearly pulls off upset bid
ATHENS, Ga. - There was much fear and loathing on the SEC trail Saturday.

Thanks for the delicious memories, Loretta
Unlike Loretta Lynn, I was not born a coal miner's daughter. Still, I think the country singer and I grew up around the same supper table.

Thanks for the delicious memories, Loretta
Unlike Loretta Lynn, I was not born a coal miner's daughter. Still, I think the country singer and I grew up around the same supper table.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

'Exorcism of Emily Rose' possesses box office

'Exorcism of Emily Rose' possesses box office
LOS ANGELES - "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" bedeviled its competition in its box-office debut this weekend, hauling in $30.2 million with its mix of courtroom drama and classic horror.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

'Exorcism of Emily Rose' possesses box office
LOS ANGELES - "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" bedeviled its competition in its box-office debut this weekend, hauling in $30.2 million with its mix of courtroom drama and classic horror.

Stop-motion bring the inanimate to life

Stop-motion bring the inanimate to life
BRISTOL, England - Inside a cavernous office-park building in this southwest English city, dozens of grown-ups are moving goofy clay figures around like kids playing with their Barbies or GI Joes.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Stop-motion bring the inanimate to life
BRISTOL, England - Inside a cavernous office-park building in this southwest English city, dozens of grown-ups are moving goofy clay figures around like kids playing with their Barbies or GI Joes.

Q&A: Tony Yayo talks about life in G-Unit, prison
NEW YORK - Tony Yayo and 50 Cent spent a good chunk of their lives as a team, rapping, hustling, and struggling together on the mean streets of New York City.

Q&A: Tony Yayo talks about life in G-Unit, prison

Q&A: Tony Yayo talks about life in G-Unit, prison
NEW YORK - Tony Yayo and 50 Cent spent a good chunk of their lives as a team, rapping, hustling, and struggling together on the mean streets of New York City.

Roush could have half the Chase cars
RICHMOND, Va. - When Matt Kenseth turned his season around and put himself in title contention, it created a daunting scenario for NASCAR's competitors: All five cars owned by Jack Roush could make up half the 10-car field in the Chase for the championship.

Busch rolls into Chase; Gordon outBoxlet the
RICHMOND, Va. -- The defending NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion will go into next week's Chase for the Championship with a lot of momentum.

Busch rolls into Chase; Gordon out

Busch rolls into Chase; Gordon out
RICHMOND, Va. - The defending NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion will go into next week's Chase for the Championship with a lot of momentum.

Patrick hopes to chalk up first win near hometown
JOLIET, Ill. - Although Sunday's IRL event isn't quite in her backyard, it's close enough for Danica Patrick.

Patrick hopes to chalk up first win near hometown

Unique chemistry has Roush team winning
RICHMOND, Va. - It would be hard to find five more different personalities in the NASCAR Nextel Cup garage than the Roush Racing drivers.

Unique chemistry has Roush team winning
RICHMOND, Va. - It would be hard to find five more different personalities in the NASCAR Nextel Cup garage than the Roush Racing drivers.

Patrick hopes to chalk up first win near hometown
JOLIET, Ill. - Although Sunday's IRL event isn't quite in her backyard, it's close enough for Danica Patrick.

Busch rolls into Chase; Gordon outBoxlet the

Roush could have half the Chase cars

Unique chemistry has Roush team winning

Busch rolls into Chase; Gordon outBoxlet the
RICHMOND, Va. -- The defending NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion will go into next week's Chase for the Championship with a lot of momentum.

Busch rolls into Chase; Gordon out
RICHMOND, Va. - The defending NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion will go into next week's Chase for the Championship with a lot of momentum.

Roush could have half the Chase cars
RICHMOND, Va. - When Matt Kenseth turned his season around and put himself in title contention, it created a daunting scenario for NASCAR's competitors: All five cars owned by Jack Roush could make up half the 10-car field in the Chase for the championship.

NBA stars in Houston for hurricane relief

NBA stars in Houston for hurricane relief
HOUSTON - Chris LaRoche doesn't have any clothes, toys or a place to go home to, but on Sunday the 12-year-old's dream came true when he played basketball against LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Chauncey Billups, Ron Artest and a host of other NBA stars.

NBA stars in Houston for hurricane relief
HOUSTON - Chris LaRoche doesn't have any clothes, toys or a place to go home to, but on Sunday the 12-year-old's dream came true when he played basketball against LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Chauncey Billups, Ron Artest and a host of other NBA stars.

Celebrity status has been thrust upon Vick now

New rival isn't Atlanta's worry

Hurricane relief efforts throughout NFL

Saints edge Panthers

NFL power rankings

Mrs. Geneva Sayers    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Clifford MacKendree    (IRMO, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Adelaide Johnson    (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Nancy C. Odo    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha M. Holmes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Vernon A. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. William Evans, Jr.    (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon A. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Maria Lynn Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Micheal Wilder    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Paschal, Sr.    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Underwood, Jr.    (FERRUM, VA)

Mrs. Mabel S. Carter    (MARS HILL, N.C.)

Ida Frances MacKendree    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pamela L. Eyer    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Darryl W. Agner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Cochran    (TUCKER, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mabel S. Carter    (MARS HILL, N.C.)

Mrs. Pamela L. Eyer    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Ida Frances MacKendree    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Darryl W. Agner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harry Underwood, Jr.    (FERRUM, VA)

Mr. Ernest N. Williamson    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte Pearson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. William "Bill" Mayers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Paschal, Sr.    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha M. Holmes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Clifford MacKendree    (IRMO, S.C.)

Maria Lynn Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelaide Johnson    (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha M. Holmes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Wynie Mae Bishop    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Rev. William Evans, Jr.    (ATHENS, Ga.)

Rev. Sister Bessie Small    (EVANS, Ga.)

Maria Lynn Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon A. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Maria Lynn Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Cochran    (TUCKER, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ernest N. Williamson    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha M. Holmes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest Williamson    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Ms. Wynie Mae Bishop    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Micheal Wilder    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy C. Odo    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Charlotte Pearson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Rev. Sister Bessie Small    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Geneva Sayers    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest N. Williamson    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte Pearson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Donna Parker    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Donna Parker    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Charlotte Pearson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Vernon A. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Maria Lynn Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Donna Parker (AIKEN, S.C.)

Rev. Sister Bessie Small (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Paschal, Sr. (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelaide Johnson (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest N. Williamson (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Micheal Wilder (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. William Evans, Jr. (ATHENS, Ga.)

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

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

Ida Frances MacKendree (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Martha M. Holmes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Charlotte Pearson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest Williamson (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Pamela L. Eyer (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Wynie Mae Bishop (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Charlotte Pearson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha M. Holmes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Clifford MacKendree (IRMO, S.C.)

Mrs. Nancy C. Odo (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Darryl W. Agner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Maria Lynn Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Cochran (TUCKER, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Sayers (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mabel S. Carter (MARS HILL, N.C.)

Mr. William "Bill" Mayers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harry Underwood, Jr. (FERRUM, VA)

Iraq and Japan: A tale of two U.S. occupations
This month marks the two-and-a-half-year anniversary of our invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Violence and terrorism continue and the future stability of the country is anything but certain. In contrast, our occupation of Japan (1945-1952) was peaceful and the transition to democratic self-government was relatively smooth. Why the difference?

Iraq and Japan: A tale of two U.S. occupations
This month marks the two-and-a-half-year anniversary of our invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Violence and terrorism continue and the future stability of the country is anything but certain. In contrast, our occupation of Japan (1945-1952) was peaceful and the transition to democratic self-government was relatively smooth. Why the difference?

Iraq and Japan: A tale of two U.S. occupations
This month marks the two-and-a-half-year anniversary of our invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Violence and terrorism continue and the future stability of the country is anything but certain. In contrast, our occupation of Japan (1945-1952) was peaceful and the transition to democratic self-government was relatively smooth. Why the difference?

Federer surges past Agassi to win U.S. Open

Slam could be sign of things to come for Clijsters

Agassi wins in five, will face Federer

Sports rants

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
Ricky Young's third touchdown of the night - a 34-yard scoring reception from Michael Evans - lifted Glenn Hills to a 35-34 victory over Liberty County on Saturday night.

Overtime
In Joliet, Ill., Sarah McCune became the first woman to capture the pole in an Indy Racing League Menards Infiniti Pro Series event, taking the top spot in her first race on the circuit during qualifying on Saturday.

Overtime
Ricky Young's third touchdown of the night - a 34-yard scoring reception from Michael Evans - lifted Glenn Hills to a 35-34 victory over Liberty County on Saturday night.

Sports rants
Spurrier said the Georgia fans dislike Florida a lot more than they dislike me, but you'll have to ask them. WE LIKE FLORIDA! Georgia would have had another touchdown if Cantrell hadn't tripped over that yellow line.

Federer surges past Agassi to win U.S. Open
NEW YORK - Roger Federer, a man of panache and unparalleled perfection in finals, withstood Andre Agassi's spirited upset bid to capture a second straight U.S. Open and sixth Grand Slam title.

Agassi wins in five, will face Federer
NEW YORK - With a spry, childlike skip at the end to blow kisses to the crowd, Andre Agassi showed he still has legs and spirit aplenty, even if he is the oldest Grand Slam finalist in 31 years.

Slam could be sign of things to come for Clijsters
NEW YORK - Now that Kim Clijsters finally has won The Big One, more Grand Slam titles could quickly follow.

Overtime
In Joliet, Ill., Sarah McCune became the first woman to capture the pole in an Indy Racing League Menards Infiniti Pro Series event, taking the top spot in her first race on the circuit during qualifying on Saturday.

Sports rants
Spurrier said the Georgia fans dislike Florida a lot more than they dislike me, but you'll have to ask them. WE LIKE FLORIDA! Georgia would have had another touchdown if Cantrell hadn't tripped over that yellow line.

Agassi wins in five, will face Federer
NEW YORK - With a spry, childlike skip at the end to blow kisses to the crowd, Andre Agassi showed he still has legs and spirit aplenty, even if he is the oldest Grand Slam finalist in 31 years.

Slam could be sign of things to come for Clijsters
NEW YORK - Now that Kim Clijsters finally has won The Big One, more Grand Slam titles could quickly follow.

Federer surges past Agassi to win U.S. Open
NEW YORK - Roger Federer, a man of panache and unparalleled perfection in finals, withstood Andre Agassi's spirited upset bid to capture a second straight U.S. Open and sixth Grand Slam title.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar

Recent deer harvest sees confusing decline
There is good news and bad news for Georgia's deer hunters this season.

Recent deer harvest sees confusing decline
There is good news and bad news for Georgia's deer hunters this season.

Saints edge Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Football is no longer a simple game for the New Orleans Saints. They'll play this season for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, a burden they'll carry every time they step on the field.

Celebrity status has been thrust upon Vick now
ATLANTA - Michael Vick has all the trappings of fame: a big contract, lucrative endorsements, diamonds in each ear, overprotective handlers, a never-far-away entourage - heck, even a scandalous lawsuit.

New rival isn't Atlanta's worry
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Non-traditional rivalries come and go like journeymen kickers in the NFL, popping up somewhere new every few years.

NFL power rankings
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Ray Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Saints edge Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Football is no longer a simple game for the New Orleans Saints. They'll play this season for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, a burden they'll carry every time they step on the field.

Celebrity status has been thrust upon Vick now
ATLANTA - Michael Vick has all the trappings of fame: a big contract, lucrative endorsements, diamonds in each ear, overprotective handlers, a never-far-away entourage - heck, even a scandalous lawsuit.

Hurricane relief efforts throughout NFL
Saints fans got a chance to watch their team open the NFL season with a win Sunday on large TV screens in the Houston Astrodome and Reliant Center, which are housing more than 4,000 Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

NFL power rankings
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Ray Beasock will rank the pro teams.

New rival isn't Atlanta's worry
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Non-traditional rivalries come and go like journeymen kickers in the NFL, popping up somewhere new every few years.

Hurricane relief efforts throughout NFL
Saints fans got a chance to watch their team open the NFL season with a win Sunday on large TV screens in the Houston Astrodome and Reliant Center, which are housing more than 4,000 Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

China says Pope showed 'no respect' for inviting rival bishops to Vatican meeting
BEIJING - China has accused Pope Benedict XVI of showing "no respect" after the pontiff invited the country's rival Catholic bishops to a meeting at the Vatican next month.

China says Pope showed 'no respect' for inviting rival bishops to Vatican meeting
BEIJING - China has accused Pope Benedict XVI of showing "no respect" after the pontiff invited the country's rival Catholic bishops to a meeting at the Vatican next month.

Recent deer harvest sees confusing decline

Spurrier nearly pulls off upset bid

Martha Stewart is back on TV
NEW YORK - "This one," says Martha Stewart, "this is the one I want."

Kathy Bates gets her way with Lifetime movie

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
The 33 passengers and seven-member crew on United Airlines Flight 93 displayed rare bravery by defying the plan of four terrorists who meant to plunge the jetliner in the midst of Washington, D.C.

New WB drama 'Supernatural' gets Internet jump

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
The 33 passengers and seven-member crew on United Airlines Flight 93 displayed rare bravery by defying the plan of four terrorists who meant to plunge the jetliner in the midst of Washington, D.C.

New WB drama 'Supernatural' gets Internet jump
LOS ANGELES - The new WB series "Supernatural" will debut online before it airs on television, another sign of broadcast TV's increasingly aggressive promotional schemes.

Kathy Bates gets her way with Lifetime movie
LOS ANGELES - Kathy Bates fell hard for "Ambulance Girl."

New WB drama 'Supernatural' gets Internet jump
LOS ANGELES - The new WB series "Supernatural" will debut online before it airs on television, another sign of broadcast TV's increasingly aggressive promotional schemes.

Martha Stewart is back on TV
NEW YORK - "This one," says Martha Stewart, "this is the one I want."

Martha Stewart is back on TV

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Kathy Bates gets her way with Lifetime movie
LOS ANGELES - Kathy Bates fell hard for "Ambulance Girl."

People in the News

Techbits: Sightseeing guide, Nerd TV and more

Bulldogs fend off feisty Gamecocks
ATHENS, Ga. - Ten years ago, Steve Spurrier's visit to Sanford Stadium resulted in his Florida Gators scoring the highest number of points ever recorded by a Georgia opponent, earning the everlasting scorn of Bulldog fans everywhere.

Bulldogs fend off feisty Gamecocks

Georgia brings out best in safety
ATHENS, Ga. - Ko Simpson was a one-man show in the Bulldogs' 17-15 win over South Carolina.

Defense constant in Dogs' victories
ATHENS - Georgia showed a potent passing game in its season opening win against Boise State and switched gears to a grind it out running game Saturday to edge out South Carolina.

Defense constant in Dogs' victories

Georgia brings out best in safety
ATHENS, Ga. - Ko Simpson was a one-man show in the Bulldogs' 17-15 win over South Carolina.

Defense constant in Dogs' victories
ATHENS - Georgia showed a potent passing game in its season opening win against Boise State and switched gears to a grind it out running game Saturday to edge out South Carolina.

Bulldogs fend off feisty Gamecocks
ATHENS, Ga. - Ten years ago, Steve Spurrier's visit to Sanford Stadium resulted in his Florida Gators scoring the highest number of points ever recorded by a Georgia opponent, earning the everlasting scorn of Bulldog fans everywhere.

No points for style, but Georgia stays unbeaten
ATHENS, Ga. - They don't give style points in football.

Georgia brings out best in safety

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This week

Variety will mark season for USC Aiken company

Around the block

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Events

Athlete Spotlight: Anthony Thomas

Actors must bring 'Art' to life if production is be successful

Ordinance will set speed limit for bike riders

Pet of the week

Recreation center events

N. Augusta chamber's business expo will include job fair

Reunions

CSRA Bridge results

Belvedere chapter of national federation will hold expo

Program seeks to reduce dropout rate

North Augusta artist's works are meticulous in their detail

Library events

Biloxi harbor eases back into business; fishing boats return to bay

Government won't bar reporters from witnessing Katrina recovery efforts

Charleston lawyers offer legal help in storm-ravaged states

Forensic workers broaden search for bodies; cleanup work intensifies in battered New Orleans

Many Katrina evacuees seeking help from black churches first

New Orleans refugee makes mark in prep game

A look at the refugee situation around the country

Signs of life start to appear in New Orleans

New York's police and firefighters see the unimaginable, again

Two New Orleans couples who survived Katrina marry at Texas shelter

Illinois town, rebuilt after 1993 flood, understands New Orleans' plight

Katrina impact: About 60 percent of Gulf of Mexico's oil production still blocked

China says Pope showed 'no respect' for inviting rival bishops to Vatican meeting