Old Farmer's Almanac revisits past, looks ahead

Old Farmer's Almanac revisits past, looks ahead
DUBLIN, N.H. - The leaves are about to change, the geese are packing for flights south and a little yellow magazine with a hole in the corner is hitting the newstands, just as it has for the last 213 years.

Moon, sun and Yosemite align for encore photo opportunity

Old Farmer's Almanac revisits past, looks ahead
DUBLIN, N.H. - The leaves are about to change, the geese are packing for flights south and a little yellow magazine with a hole in the corner is hitting the newstands, just as it has for the last 213 years.

Moon, sun and Yosemite align for encore photo opportunity
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Astronomers have pinned down the exact time and date that renowned photographer Ansel Adams snapped his ethereal picture, "Autumn Moon," and have determined that the sun, moon and mountains will align in the same positions on Thursday.

Moon, sun and Yosemite align for encore photo opportunity
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Astronomers have pinned down the exact time and date that renowned photographer Ansel Adams snapped his ethereal picture, "Autumn Moon," and have determined that the sun, moon and mountains will align in the same positions on Thursday.

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.

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.

Mets defeat Cardinals

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
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.

Nationals now two games over .500

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.

Nationals now two games over .500
WASHINGTON - This is the date that general manager Jim Bowden pointed to, the date by which the Washington Nationals would know where they stood.

Nationals now two games over .500
WASHINGTON - This is the date that general manager Jim Bowden pointed to, the date by which the Washington Nationals would know where they stood.

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

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.

Brewers top Astros

Book's knowledge will amaze friends and family

Brito shines for Phillies
PHILADELPHIA - When the Phillies' starting pitcher was introduced Monday at Citizens Bank Park, he got no more applause than a bat boy or bench coach would receive.

Brito shines for Phillies

Brito shines for Phillies
PHILADELPHIA - When the Phillies' starting pitcher was introduced Monday at Citizens Bank Park, he got no more applause than a bat boy or bench coach would receive.

Don't forget the other Jones
PHILADELPHIA - Entering Monday, Chipper Jones was hitting .359 with four home runs and 11 RBI in a 10-game hit streak, the third-longest active streak in the NL.

Joneses dial long distance

Don't forget the other Jones

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

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

Don't forget the other Jones
PHILADELPHIA - Entering Monday, Chipper Jones was hitting .359 with four home runs and 11 RBI in a 10-game hit streak, the third-longest active streak in the NL.

Times-Picayune publishing despite Hurricane Katrina

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.

Katrina building needs might trigger tariff cuts
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration said Monday that it is considering adjusting high tariffs imposed on such items as lumber from Canada and cement from Mexico if building needs from Hurricane Katrina cause prices to spike.

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.

Wachovia to buy Westcorp

Counties form agreement to develop lake
Clarks Hill Partnership of Georgia, involving five counties, has progressed to a draft agreement, which Columbia County officials say should be signed soon.

Institution plans beyond profit slip
Slipping profits in recent quarters at First Bank of Georgia didn't take the fun out of celebrations Monday when bank officials snipped the ceremonial ribbon on a $4 million headquarters.

First Bank of Georgia opens its new building
Customers visiting First Bank of Georgia's new headquarters Monday passed through four giant columns as they entered.

Wachovia to buy Westcorp
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The financial services company Wachovia Corp. on Monday said it agreed to acquire Westcorp, an automobile finance company based in Irvine, Calif., for $3.42 billion, creating the nation's ninth largest auto loan originator.

Katrina building needs might trigger tariff cuts
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration said Monday that it is considering adjusting high tariffs imposed on such items as lumber from Canada and cement from Mexico if building needs from Hurricane Katrina cause prices to spike.

Greenspan's successor faces tough economic climate

Institution plans beyond profit slip
Slipping profits in recent quarters at First Bank of Georgia didn't take the fun out of celebrations Monday when bank officials snipped the ceremonial ribbon on a $4 million headquarters.

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.

Stocks are mixed on acquisitions, oil cost
NEW YORK - Wall Street zigzagged through a listless session Monday, closing mostly higher as a spate of acquisitions lifted the technology sector and energy prices extended their declines. The gains were limited by airline woes and worries about interest rates.

Dueling bankers: Ken vs. Ken

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.

Counties form agreement to develop lake
Clarks Hill Partnership of Georgia, involving five counties, has progressed to a draft agreement, which Columbia County officials say should be signed soon.

Wachovia to buy Westcorp
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The financial services company Wachovia Corp. on Monday said it agreed to acquire Westcorp, an automobile finance company based in Irvine, Calif., for $3.42 billion, creating the nation's ninth largest auto loan originator.

Stocks are mixed on acquisitions, oil cost
NEW YORK - Wall Street zigzagged through a listless session Monday, closing mostly higher as a spate of acquisitions lifted the technology sector and energy prices extended their declines. The gains were limited by airline woes and worries about interest rates.

Katrina building needs might trigger tariff cuts

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.

Counties form agreement to develop lake

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.

Institution plans beyond profit slip

Stocks are mixed on acquisitions, oil cost

First Bank of Georgia opens its new building
Customers visiting First Bank of Georgia's new headquarters Monday passed through four giant columns as they entered.

First Bank of Georgia opens its new building

No. 21 Oklahoma still seeking replacement for White

LSU football shadowed by Katrina in desert

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

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

Auburn tailbacks still trying to make impression
AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn Tigers are still searching for a star tailback or two.

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.

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

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.

Notre Dame goes top 10, top Big Ten teams tumble

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.

Auburn tailbacks still trying to make impression
AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn Tigers are still searching for a star tailback or two.

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?

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

Auburn tailbacks still trying to make impression

Weight stability is hard process
With all the talk about getting extra weight off your body, there's a lot less being said about how to keep it off - an elusive concept that still is poorly understood by the average dieter. Yet, if you think about it, weight maintenance is significantly more important and more difficult than losing weight.

Standing tall
Next time you think you're having a bad day, think of Mark Poirrier. It can't help but lift you up.

Teach parents English
Texas' Dallas School Board is considering forcing public school principals to learn Spanish or lose their jobs.

A revolting legislature

Standing tall

Clean cultural filth, too

Standing tall
Next time you think you're having a bad day, think of Mark Poirrier. It can't help but lift you up.

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.

A blow to teen boozing
Some parents who think of themselves as socially enlightened, but are actually irresponsibly permissive, play host to drinking parties for their teenage children.

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

Teach parents English
Texas' Dallas School Board is considering forcing public school principals to learn Spanish or lose their jobs.

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.

A blow to teen boozing

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

A blow to teen boozing
Some parents who think of themselves as socially enlightened, but are actually irresponsibly permissive, play host to drinking parties for their teenage children.

Teach parents English

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

Roy Horn walks into Las Vegas theater
LAS VEGAS - Illusionist Roy Horn made a slow, unassisted stroll into a Las Vegas theater, taking another step in his recovery from a near-fatal tiger mauling 23 months ago.

Roy Horn walks into Las Vegas theater
LAS VEGAS - Illusionist Roy Horn made a slow, unassisted stroll into a Las Vegas theater, taking another step in his recovery from a near-fatal tiger mauling 23 months ago.

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.

Teri Hatcher stars in hair color ad campaign
NEW YORK - Teri Hatcher is hiding her gray hair - and she's not shy about talking about it.

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

People in the News
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood, along with runner-up Bo Bice and the other eight Idol finalists closed their summer concert tour with a benefit for Hurricane Katrina relief.

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
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood, along with runner-up Bo Bice and the other eight Idol finalists closed their summer concert tour with a benefit for Hurricane Katrina relief.

Teri Hatcher stars in hair color ad campaign
NEW YORK - Teri Hatcher is hiding her gray hair - and she's not shy about talking about it.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ball putting emphasis on wins, not stats

Thanks for the delicious memories, Loretta

Smith on course with Lady Jags

Smith on course with Lady Jags
At times, she couldn't stand it. While Lauren Smith kept busy with her biology major this time last year, her Augusta State teammates traveled across the United States to play golf.

Scott wins Singapore Open by seven strokes

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

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.

One birdie on the weekend good enough for Calcavecchia

A star is born at Solheim Cup

Creamer stars as Americans finish the job

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

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.

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.

Baker, Georgia polish off win

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.

A star is born at Solheim Cup
CARMEL, Ind. - Juli Inkster was on the verge of winning a tough match at the Solheim Cup when the crowd surrounding the 17th green broke into cheers.

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

Smith on course with Lady Jags
At times, she couldn't stand it. While Lauren Smith kept busy with her biology major this time last year, her Augusta State teammates traveled across the United States to play golf.

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.

A star is born at Solheim Cup
CARMEL, Ind. - Juli Inkster was on the verge of winning a tough match at the Solheim Cup when the crowd surrounding the 17th green broke into cheers.

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.

Rice is sizzling for Wolfpack

Power Poll

Power Poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams after the first week of the season as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area.

Rice is sizzling for Wolfpack
Greenbrier running back Reggie Rice. Rice's last 32 carries have gone for 233 yards and five touchdowns.

Rice is sizzling for Wolfpack
Greenbrier running back Reggie Rice. Rice's last 32 carries have gone for 233 yards and five touchdowns.

Power Poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams after the first week of the season as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area.

Book's knowledge will amaze friends and family
You know how the last few Masters have been delayed by heavy rains?

Book's knowledge will amaze friends and family
You know how the last few Masters have been delayed by heavy rains?

Woman charged with trying to enter municipal building with gun
Law enforcement officers arrested a 31-year-old Augusta woman who tried to enter the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building with a gun this morning, according to Marshal Steve Smith.

Aiken City Council primary set for today
Four candidates are running for two at-large seats on Aiken City Council in the Republican primary today.

Men sought in death of newspaper carrier in custody
Two men accused of killing one Aiken Standard carrier and injuring another last month surrendered Tuesday at the Aiken County detention center, officials announced this afternoon.

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.

Grovetown police search for missing woman
Grovetown Police are asking for help in looking for a missing woman.

This must not be a partisan disaster
A catastrophe such as Hurricane Katrina brings out the worst and the best in us, and thank God the goodness, the caring and the desire to help are the attributes that prevail.Peter L. Gray, Aiken, S.C.

This must not be a partisan disaster
A catastrophe such as Hurricane Katrina brings out the worst and the best in us, and thank God the goodness, the caring and the desire to help are the attributes that prevail.Peter L. Gray, Aiken, S.C.

Misguided Dems are at it again

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

Let voters decide SPLOST choices
The Augusta Commission just doesn't get it. We aren't going to give it sales tax money to do with as it pleases. Its reputation speaks for itself. Or doesn't.Mary J. Cooper, Augusta

Military spouses' careers suffer

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

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

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

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.

Military spouses' careers suffer
Following my Army soldier husband from duty station to duty station, to my way of thinking, was not a hardship. Sharon D. Schroeder, Evans

Set aside differences and help

Military spouses' careers suffer
Following my Army soldier husband from duty station to duty station, to my way of thinking, was not a hardship. Sharon D. Schroeder, Evans

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.

Let voters decide SPLOST choices

Evolution simply is more plausible

This must not be a partisan disaster

Let voters decide SPLOST choices
The Augusta Commission just doesn't get it. We aren't going to give it sales tax money to do with as it pleases. Its reputation speaks for itself. Or doesn't.Mary J. Cooper, Augusta

Living briefs

Getting a handle on memory loss

Seniors calendar

Chicago opens 'green' school with living roof

Health calendar

Active adults find odd ways to stay competitive

Health clubs find ways to cater to kids, parents

Melting glaciers, permafrost threaten Arctic lifestyle

Higher waists, thicker belts are trends at Fashion Week

Games that force you to get off the couch

New for cemeteries: solar-powered video headstones

'The Search': A book that googles Google

Tracy Reese dresses up layered look for spring

Designers embrace their heritage at Fashion Week

Living briefs
Wilton Enterprises, maker of bakeware, surveyed more than 1,150 American moms to find out what they're making in the kitchen. Here's what they found out:

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."

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

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.

'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.

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.

Getting a handle on memory loss
The feelings only last a second, but they're still terrifying. "Why did I come into this room?" "What was her name again?" And of course, "Where did I leave my car keys?"

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."

'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.

Living briefs
Wilton Enterprises, maker of bakeware, surveyed more than 1,150 American moms to find out what they're making in the kitchen. Here's what they found out:

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.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Higher waists, thicker belts are trends at Fashion Week
NEW YORK - New York Fashion Week turned its full attention to details as Oscar de la Renta unveiled elaborate embroideries on his designs for spring 2006.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Health clubs find ways to cater to kids, parents
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Christine Julian, of Laguna Hills, Calif., watches the news on CNN as she puts in an hour on the elliptical trainer at Bodies in Motion in Irvine, Calif.

Health clubs find ways to cater to kids, parents
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Christine Julian, of Laguna Hills, Calif., watches the news on CNN as she puts in an hour on the elliptical trainer at Bodies in Motion in Irvine, Calif.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Designers embrace their heritage at Fashion Week
NEW YORK - Tommy Hilfiger's spring 2006 collection incorporates many of his signatures: seersucker, madras, the American flag, and red, white and blue.

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.

Tracy Reese dresses up layered look for spring
NEW YORK - The layered look will live on, but designer Tracy Reese has dressed it up quite a bit for next spring.

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.

Higher waists, thicker belts are trends at Fashion Week
NEW YORK - New York Fashion Week turned its full attention to details as Oscar de la Renta unveiled elaborate embroideries on his designs for spring 2006.

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.

Getting a handle on memory loss
The feelings only last a second, but they're still terrifying. "Why did I come into this room?" "What was her name again?" And of course, "Where did I leave my car keys?"

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.

Designers embrace their heritage at Fashion Week
NEW YORK - Tommy Hilfiger's spring 2006 collection incorporates many of his signatures: seersucker, madras, the American flag, and red, white and blue.

Tracy Reese dresses up layered look for spring
NEW YORK - The layered look will live on, but designer Tracy Reese has dressed it up quite a bit for next spring.

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.

Aiken OKs improvement plan

Changes lie ahead for Medicaid
Health care providers are turning a wary eye toward Jan. 1, as are low-income people who depend on Medicaid to pay for health care.

Officials shifting spotlight to Evans
An arena apparently won't be going to Columbia County anytime soon.

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.

Officials shifting spotlight to Evans

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

Garbage fees for Augusta will increase

Bill on parental permission will get second look

New programs aid schools
Two new programs at the National Science Center's Fort Discovery will fill in where school systems have had to make cuts because of surging gas prices.

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.

Across the area
A Martinez man who pleaded guilty Monday to sexual exploitation of children will be sentenced today.

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.

Across the area

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.

Nonprofit is hit by vandals again

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

Sunday shooting claims Augustan
An Augusta man who was shot Sunday night died Monday evening of a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said.

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

Aiken OKs improvement plan
AIKEN - An ordinance that would establish financial incentives for improvements to downtown building facades gained final approval from the Aiken City Council on Monday.

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:

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

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.

Kid of the Day
Emma Bach is today's Kid of the Day.

Lesson plan on today's agenda
A new plan to give elementary schoolteachers collaboration time for lesson plans might be considered by the Columbia County Board of Education in a meeting today.

A 28-fold effect

New programs aid schools
Two new programs at the National Science Center's Fort Discovery will fill in where school systems have had to make cuts because of surging gas prices.

New programs aid schools

Across the region
ACWORTH, GA. - A woman was killed in an accident during a carjacking, and a suspect was shot dead by a bystander while attempting to flee from the scene Monday, police said.

Pupil influx might slow school law

A 28-fold effect
Second Lt. Don Thomas and 2nd Lt. Natasha Coleman, both volunteers from the 442nd Signal Officer Basic Course 0505 B Platoon, fold donated bedding at the Salvation Army donation center at 1509 North Leg Road.

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Sunday shooting claims Augustan
An Augusta man who was shot Sunday night died Monday evening of a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said.

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Emma Bach is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Qualifying process has begun
An effort to stir up a write-in campaign for former state Sen. Don Cheeks in the Georgia Senate District 22 special election will come to naught, officials said.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Columbia County considers prices of housing

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.

Holistic view of justice spreads

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.

Augusta rocks for storm relief

Bill on parental permission will get second look
ATLANTA - Republican lawmakers on Monday vowed to revive legislation requiring students to get parental permission before signing up for most extracurricular activities and proposed urging better use of technology to increase student achievement.

Ways you can help hurricane victims

Changes lie ahead for Medicaid
Health care providers are turning a wary eye toward Jan. 1, as are low-income people who depend on Medicaid to pay for health care.

Lost man's family wants answers

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

Aiken's growth is key campaign issue

Across the region
ACWORTH, GA. - A woman was killed in an accident during a carjacking, and a suspect was shot dead by a bystander while attempting to flee from the scene Monday, police said.

Finances improve for S. Carolina prisons

Aiken OKs improvement plan
AIKEN - An ordinance that would establish financial incentives for improvements to downtown building facades gained final approval from the Aiken City Council on Monday.

The Week Ahead

Winner to sing in Chicago
For Nichole Srott, a routine morning workout at the Family Y on Wheeler Road has turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Officials shifting spotlight to Evans
An arena apparently won't be going to Columbia County anytime soon.

Nonprofit is hit by vandals again
Instead of celebrating the first anniversary of its greenhouse, workers at an area nonprofit agency are trying to clean up plants that were smashed during a weekend vandalism incident.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Garbage fees for Augusta will increase
Augusta residents can look for twice-weekly trash pickup to continue and for their bill to increase next year.

Interfaith prayer service commemorates 9/11

Pupil influx might slow school law
A reprieve from No Child Left Behind might be coming in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Explanation sought for unspent tax funds

Winner to sing in Chicago
For Nichole Srott, a routine morning workout at the Family Y on Wheeler Road has turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Kid of the Day

Legal loophole closed for government cases
The daughter of an innocent man killed in a sheriff's car chase can't sue Augusta because the city has no insurance, a city attorney argued to a judge Monday.

Major leads his students by example

Lesson plan on today's agenda
A new plan to give elementary schoolteachers collaboration time for lesson plans might be considered by the Columbia County Board of Education in a meeting today.

Five questions with a hurricane evacuee

A 28-fold effect
Second Lt. Don Thomas and 2nd Lt. Natasha Coleman, both volunteers from the 442nd Signal Officer Basic Course 0505 B Platoon, fold donated bedding at the Salvation Army donation center at 1509 North Leg Road.

Winter may bring even higher fuel bills

Bill on parental permission will get second look
ATLANTA - Republican lawmakers on Monday vowed to revive legislation requiring students to get parental permission before signing up for most extracurricular activities and proposed urging better use of technology to increase student achievement.

Across the area

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the region
ACWORTH, GA. - A woman was killed in an accident during a carjacking, and a suspect was shot dead by a bystander while attempting to flee from the scene Monday, police said.

Legal loophole closed for government cases
The daughter of an innocent man killed in a sheriff's car chase can't sue Augusta because the city has no insurance, a city attorney argued to a judge Monday.

Across the region

Pupil influx might slow school law
A reprieve from No Child Left Behind might be coming in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Sunday shooting claims Augustan

Qualifying process has begun
An effort to stir up a write-in campaign for former state Sen. Don Cheeks in the Georgia Senate District 22 special election will come to naught, officials said.

Winner to sing in Chicago

Nonprofit is hit by vandals again
Instead of celebrating the first anniversary of its greenhouse, workers at an area nonprofit agency are trying to clean up plants that were smashed during a weekend vandalism incident.

Ways you can help hurricane victims

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.

Qualifying process has begun

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.

Roberts: Abortion ruling 'settled as precedent'
Supreme Court nominee John Roberts said Tuesday that the landmark 1973 ruling legalizing abortion was "settled as a precedent."

Garbage fees for Augusta will increase
Augusta residents can look for twice-weekly trash pickup to continue and for their bill to increase next year.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Lesson plan on today's agenda

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.

Changes lie ahead for Medicaid

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

Legal loophole closed for government cases

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

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.

'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
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.

Stop-motion bring the inanimate to life

'Exorcism of Emily Rose' possesses box office

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.

'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.

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
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

McCartney turns in some of his finest work in years
NEW YORK - It sounds cruel, but let's face it: Except for the occasional highlight like "Vanilla Sky" or "My Brave Face," for the past 20 years, Paul McCartney's catalogue has been pretty barren.

McCartney turns in some of his finest work in years
NEW YORK - It sounds cruel, but let's face it: Except for the occasional highlight like "Vanilla Sky" or "My Brave Face," for the past 20 years, Paul McCartney's catalogue has been pretty barren.

McCartney turns in some of his finest work in years

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.

Busch rolls into Chase; Gordon out

Unique chemistry has Roush team winning

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jenkins out for the season with torn ACL

New rival isn't Atlanta's worry

Falcons ground Eagles in opener

Saints edge Panthers

Hurricane relief efforts throughout NFL

Mr. Elijah Mozee    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilla Mae Murrah    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Claude Williford    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Maria Lynn Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Vernon A. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Janie Cochran    (TUCKER, Ga.)

Mr. Louis D. Nava    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnnie Perry    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Gregory Brisco    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Claude Williford    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gladys Waters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Boyce L. Thweatt, Jr.    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Miller, Jr.    (MACON, Ga.)

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

Rev. Frank L. Perry    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Boyce L. Thweatt, Jr.    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilla Mae Murrah    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. James Micheal Wilder    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Janie Cochran    (TUCKER, Ga.)

Mr. Darryl W. Agner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Darryl W. Agner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Maria Lynn Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Micheal Wilder    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon A. Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Glenn Moore    (ATHENS, Ga.)

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

Blaire Whitney Harden    (SUMTER, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Betty G. Hatchet    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Pauline K. Johnson    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Louise Carpenter    (GREENSBORO, VT.)

Mrs. Wessie Blount Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Darryl W. Agner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Darryl W. Agner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Oswald Allen    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Kathryn Blackstock    (THOMASTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lewie Clair Asbill    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Kathryn Blackstock    (THOMASTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Covington    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Wessie Blount Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SGT Victor Gonzalez    (KILLEEN, TX)

Mrs. Marguerite Covington    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Hazel Knight    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Ms. Harriet Henson    (LOUSIVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Lewie Clair Asbill    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William G. Leiden    (HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, OH.)

Mr. James Colen Corbin    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Ida Mae Twiggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Glenn Moore    (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mr. James Micheal Wilder    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Helen Smith Lee    (MESQUITE, TX)

Mr. Elijah Mozee    (MILLEN, Ga.)

SGT Victor Gonzalez    (KILLEEN, TX)

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

Blaire Whitney Harden    (SUMTER, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Perry    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty G. Hatchet    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Waters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Harriet Henson    (LOUSIVILLE, Ga.)

Dr. Helen Smith Lee    (MESQUITE, TX)

Mrs. Pauline K. Johnson    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Rev. Frank L. Perry    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Knight    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Louis D. Nava    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William G. Leiden    (HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, OH.)

Mr. Hugh Miller, Jr.    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Louise Carpenter    (GREENSBORO, VT.)

Ms. Ida Mae Twiggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Oswald Allen    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Hugh Miller, Jr. (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

SGT Victor Gonzalez (KILLEEN, TX)

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

Mr. James Micheal Wilder (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lilla Mae Murrah (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Ms. Harriet Henson (LOUSIVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Wessie Blount Curry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gladys Waters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gregory Brisco (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Cochran (TUCKER, Ga.)

Mr. Lewie Clair Asbill (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Betty G. Hatchet (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Knight (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Kathryn Blackstock (THOMASTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Oswald Allen (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Marguerite Covington (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Glenn Moore (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Dr. Helen Smith Lee (MESQUITE, TX)

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

Mr. Boyce L. Thweatt, Jr. (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Maria Lynn Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Blaire Whitney Harden (SUMTER, S.C.)

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

Rev. Frank L. Perry (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Ms. Ida Mae Twiggs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Louise Carpenter (GREENSBORO, VT.)

Mr. Louis D. Nava (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline K. Johnson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. James Colen Corbin (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Perry (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William G. Leiden (HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, OH.)

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

Mr. Claude Williford (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Elijah Mozee (MILLEN, Ga.)

Slam could be sign of things to come for Clijsters

Federer stands alone among peers

Overtime

Overtime

Federer surges past Agassi to win U.S. Open

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.

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.

Overtime
In Richmond, Texas, Augusta's Laura Coble advanced to the round of 32 with a 3-and-2 win over Julie Harrison of Baton Rouge, La., at the 19th U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship.

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.

Federer stands alone among peers
NEW YORK - Golfer Bobby Jones once said famously of the young Jack Nicklaus: "He plays a game with which I am not familiar."

Federer stands alone among peers
NEW YORK - Golfer Bobby Jones once said famously of the young Jack Nicklaus: "He plays a game with which I am not familiar."

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 Richmond, Texas, Augusta's Laura Coble advanced to the round of 32 with a 3-and-2 win over Julie Harrison of Baton Rouge, La., at the 19th U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship.

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
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.

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.

Jenkins out for the season with torn ACL
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kris Jenkins was poised to regain his status as the best defensive tackle in the NFL this season. Instead, the cog of the Carolina Panthers' line will miss his second straight year due to injury.

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.

Jenkins out for the season with torn ACL
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kris Jenkins was poised to regain his status as the best defensive tackle in the NFL this season. Instead, the cog of the Carolina Panthers' line will miss his second straight year due to injury.

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.

Falcons ground Eagles in opener
ATLANTA - Eight months is plenty of time for frustration to fester.

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.

Falcons ground Eagles in opener
ATLANTA - Eight months is plenty of time for frustration to fester.

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.

Falcons hold off Eagles, 14-10
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles couldn't wait to get started on their rematch of the NFC championship game - two players got kicked out before the game kicked off.

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.

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.

New WB drama 'Supernatural' gets Internet jump

NBC's Brian Williams: Reporters took off gloves again
NEW YORK - NBC's Brian Williams says the lasting legacy of Hurricane Katrina for journalists may be the end of an unusual four-year period of deference to people in power.

NBC's Brian Williams: Reporters took off gloves again
NEW YORK - NBC's Brian Williams says the lasting legacy of Hurricane Katrina for journalists may be the end of an unusual four-year period of deference to people in power.

TV poll: Stop with the reality shows, already!
NEW YORK - In the eyes of viewers, reality television is not only a misnamed genre. It's a format wearing out its welcome.

TV poll: Stop with the reality shows, already!

TV poll: Stop with the reality shows, already!
NEW YORK - In the eyes of viewers, reality television is not only a misnamed genre. It's a format wearing out its welcome.

NBC's Brian Williams: Reporters took off gloves again

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.

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.

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People in the News

Teri Hatcher stars in hair color ad campaign

Roy Horn walks into Las Vegas theater

Defense constant in Dogs' victories

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

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 South Carolina.

Defense constant in Dogs' victories

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 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
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.

Xtreme question of the week
Q: Have the rising gasoline prices affected you?

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10th-graders often feel lost in the shuffle
Fresh out of freshman year and not yet wearing the crown of an upperclassmen, a 10th-grader can easily find himself off the radar in the high school hierarchy.

Girl is tempted while boyfriend is incarcerated

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Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

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Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

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THE OTHER FALL SPORTS: Change things up by watching some high school volleyball. Games include Edisto at Silver Bluff at 5:30 p.m. and Greenbrier traveling to North Augusta at 6:30 p.m. Contact schools for ticket prices.

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Girl is tempted while boyfriend is incarcerated
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have a boyfriend, and we've been together for three years. He's been incarcerated for the past six months, and everyone keeps telling me I shouldn't wait on him because we don't know how long he'll be incarcerated.

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10th-graders often feel lost in the shuffle

My style
THE FACTS: Dot Thompkins, 17, a junior at Lakeside High School.

College Night has info for students
At 14, Emor Campbell already plans to be a lawyer and to represent a friend who hopes to be a doctor and another who wants to own a restaurant.

College Night has info for students
At 14, Emor Campbell already plans to be a lawyer and to represent a friend who hopes to be a doctor and another who wants to own a restaurant.

My style

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THE OTHER FALL SPORTS: Change things up by watching some high school volleyball. Games include Edisto at Silver Bluff at 5:30 p.m. and Greenbrier traveling to North Augusta at 6:30 p.m. Contact schools for ticket prices.

Xtreme question of the week

10th-graders often feel lost in the shuffle
Fresh out of freshman year and not yet wearing the crown of an upperclassmen, a 10th-grader can easily find himself off the radar in the high school hierarchy.

Girl is tempted while boyfriend is incarcerated
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have a boyfriend, and we've been together for three years. He's been incarcerated for the past six months, and everyone keeps telling me I shouldn't wait on him because we don't know how long he'll be incarcerated.

My style
THE FACTS: Dot Thompkins, 17, a junior at Lakeside High School.

Xtreme question of the week
Q: Have the rising gasoline prices affected you?

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