Grandparents enjoy their day at school
A two-hour drive isn't too much for a grandmother who wants to spend time with a grandchild.

Lunch menu
TODAY: Juice, scrambled eggs, grits and milk

Aiken's Tastin' benefits from city's arts, crafts festival
As Susan Toole sold sunflowers grown on her father-in-law's farm, Colleen Reed gave out samples of an apple crisp dessert and Donna Aycock gave her customers a taste of her homemade salsa.

This week
Archaeology Day at Redcliffe: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; learn about recent archaeological excavations at Redcliffe Plantation and the Savannah River Site; free; 827-1473

Library training volunteers to teach literacy classes
As manager of North Augusta's Nancy Carson Library, Barbara Walker receives a lot of requests from adults wanting to improve their reading skills.

Events
The residents and staff of Hitchcock House Assisted Living, 102 Crepe Myrtle Court, Aiken. will have an open house from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday in celebration of National Assisted Living Week.

Pageant draws record number of entries
When judges interview Essie Broadnax during the Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant, they receive an unusual request.

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

Hotel has been central to social scene
An Aiken landmark has stood on the southeast corner of Richland Avenue and Laurens Street for 107 years.

Pet of the week
Dolly, a 3-year-old female cocker spaniel, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aiken's Tastin' benefits from city's arts, crafts festival
As Susan Toole sold sunflowers grown on her father-in-law's farm, Colleen Reed gave out samples of an apple crisp dessert and Donna Aycock gave her customers a taste of her homemade salsa.

Lunch menu
TODAY: Juice, scrambled eggs, grits and milk

Planetarium will look inward instead of upward
Instead of looking to the heavens, the Dupont Planetarium has plans to reverse its focus.

Events
The residents and staff of Hitchcock House Assisted Living, 102 Crepe Myrtle Court, Aiken. will have an open house from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday in celebration of National Assisted Living Week.

Planetarium will look inward instead of upward
Instead of looking to the heavens, the Dupont Planetarium has plans to reverse its focus.

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

Grandparents enjoy their day at school
A two-hour drive isn't too much for a grandmother who wants to spend time with a grandchild.

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

Many businesses will remain open for Aiken After Hours
A new and improved monthly event returns to Aiken on Thursday.

Across the river
AARP SAFE-DRIVING CLASSES: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Thursday, Crossroads Fellowship Church, 3875 Wrightsboro Road; $10; participants could get reduction in auto insurance premium for three years; registration required; 863-0003

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

This week
Archaeology Day at Redcliffe: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; learn about recent archaeological excavations at Redcliffe Plantation and the Savannah River Site; free; 827-1473

Reception is planned for sculptor
A sculpture of North Augusta's founder, James U. Jackson, will have a central spot in a riverfront park planned for Hammond's Ferry.

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

Hotel has been central to social scene
An Aiken landmark has stood on the southeast corner of Richland Avenue and Laurens Street for 107 years.

Pet of the week
Dolly, a 3-year-old female cocker spaniel, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Pageant draws record number of entries
When judges interview Essie Broadnax during the Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant, they receive an unusual request.

Reception is planned for sculptor
A sculpture of North Augusta's founder, James U. Jackson, will have a central spot in a riverfront park planned for Hammond's Ferry.

Events
The residents and staff of Hitchcock House Assisted Living, 102 Crepe Myrtle Court, Aiken. will have an open house from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday in celebration of National Assisted Living Week.

Library training volunteers to teach literacy classes
As manager of North Augusta's Nancy Carson Library, Barbara Walker receives a lot of requests from adults wanting to improve their reading skills.

Many businesses will remain open for Aiken After Hours
A new and improved monthly event returns to Aiken on Thursday.

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.

Old Farmer's Almanac revisits past, looks ahead

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.

Egan faces drug charge

Egan faces drug charge
The headlines on June 8 said it was a dream day for Jon Egan.

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

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.

Egan faces drug charge
The headlines on June 8 said it was a dream day for Jon Egan.

Book's knowledge will amaze friends and family

Braves' Chipper Jones sits out

Braves' Chipper Jones sits out
PHILADELPHIA - Chipper Jones sat out Tuesday with the strained left quadriceps he suffered during Monday's game.

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

Brito shines for Phillies

Braves' Chipper Jones sits out
PHILADELPHIA - Chipper Jones sat out Tuesday with the strained left quadriceps he suffered during Monday's game.

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.

Phillies gain on Braves with win
PHILADELPHIA - Last week, when Braves right fielder Jeff Francoeur threw out his 11th baserunner since being called up July 7, his teammates and manager Bobby Cox shrugged.

Phillies gain on Braves with win

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.

Phillies gain on Braves with win
PHILADELPHIA - Last week, when Braves right fielder Jeff Francoeur threw out his 11th baserunner since being called up July 7, his teammates and manager Bobby Cox shrugged.

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.

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.

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.

Few companies plan to hire
Augusta job seekers might have a hard time finding work the rest of the year, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

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.

Best Buy news ignites consumer spending fear
NEW YORK - Disappointing earnings from electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. sent stocks falling Tuesday as investors feared lackluster consumer spending heading into the holiday season that would weaken the overall economy.

First Bank of Georgia opens its new building

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.

Katrina building needs might trigger tariff cuts

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.

Inspectors ask for regulation at state level
ATLANTA - Now that licensing of Georgia home builders is under way, the people who inspect the nooks and crannies of that construction could be next in line for statewide regulation.

Best Buy news ignites consumer spending fear

Best Buy news ignites consumer spending fear
NEW YORK - Disappointing earnings from electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. sent stocks falling Tuesday as investors feared lackluster consumer spending heading into the holiday season that would weaken the overall economy.

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.

Few companies plan to hire

Institution plans beyond profit slip

Inspectors ask for regulation at state level

Wachovia to buy Westcorp

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.

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.

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.

Few companies plan to hire
Augusta job seekers might have a hard time finding work the rest of the year, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

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.

Counties form agreement to develop lake

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.

Inspectors ask for regulation at state level
ATLANTA - Now that licensing of Georgia home builders is under way, the people who inspect the nooks and crannies of that construction could be next in line for statewide regulation.

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.

Stocks are mixed on acquisitions, oil cost

Auburn still searching for complete game

Auburn still searching for complete game
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn's next two games won't have any direct impact on the Tigers' hopes of winning a second straight Southeastern Conference championship.

Notre Dame off to hot start under Weis' new offensive
Reviewing and previewing college football:

Auburn still searching for complete game
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn's next two games won't have any direct impact on the Tigers' hopes of winning a second straight Southeastern Conference championship.

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

Notre Dame off to hot start under Weis' new offensive

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

Notre Dame off to hot start under Weis' new offensive
Reviewing and previewing college football:

Auburn tailbacks still trying to make impression

South Carolina Cup team missed Hartline this season

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.

Text of John Roberts' opening statement
Text of John Roberts' opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions:

A blow to teen boozing

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

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

Get tough on fraud
The Las Vegas couple who planted a piece of a human finger in a bowl of chili while dining at a California Wendy's restaurant has pled guilty to all felony charges related to the attempt to defraud the fast-food company and its insurer of millions of dollars.

Must reading for America
You want to feel even better about this country? Want to understand what's right and what's wrong with the judiciary? You want to give your kids a crash course on government?

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.

Get tough on fraud

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

Must reading for America

Teach parents English

Text of John Roberts' opening statement

Must reading for America
You want to feel even better about this country? Want to understand what's right and what's wrong with the judiciary? You want to give your kids a crash course on government?

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

Get tough on fraud
The Las Vegas couple who planted a piece of a human finger in a bowl of chili while dining at a California Wendy's restaurant has pled guilty to all felony charges related to the attempt to defraud the fast-food company and its insurer of millions of dollars.

Standing tall

Text of John Roberts' opening statement
Text of John Roberts' opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions:

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.

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.

Dave Chappelle happy to be working clubs again
CINCINNATI - Dave Chappelle, who walked away from his hit TV series earlier this year, said working in front of smaller audiences is more his speed.

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.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ask Angelina Jolie about her children and like any proud mother, she'll brag about them.

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.

Dave Chappelle happy to be working clubs again
CINCINNATI - Dave Chappelle, who walked away from his hit TV series earlier this year, said working in front of smaller audiences is more his speed.

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.

Report: Heidi Klum gives birth to baby boy
BERLIN - Heidi Klum has given birth to a healthy baby boy, a German tabloid reported Tuesday.

Report: Heidi Klum gives birth to baby boy
BERLIN - Heidi Klum has given birth to a healthy baby boy, a German tabloid reported Tuesday.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ask Angelina Jolie about her children and like any proud mother, she'll brag about them.

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.

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.

Frequent flier miles could be affected by airline bankruptcy
Q: The big airlines just can't catch a break financially. What happens with my frequent flier miles if that company goes bankrupt or, even worse, quits flying?

Frequent flier miles could be affected by airline bankruptcy
Q: The big airlines just can't catch a break financially. What happens with my frequent flier miles if that company goes bankrupt or, even worse, quits flying?

Frequent flier miles could be affected by airline bankruptcy

Hash browns can boost mealtimes all day long
People who enjoy breakfast usually have a favorite food they look forward to, something they'd happily nosh any time of day. When pressed, they might confess they do eat it any time of day.

Hash browns can boost mealtimes all day long
People who enjoy breakfast usually have a favorite food they look forward to, something they'd happily nosh any time of day. When pressed, they might confess they do eat it any time of day.

Pork pot stickers and green curry-coconut sauce
Exciting variations of traditional dishes need not take lengthy preparation or even advanced cooking skills. Just follow the guidance of an enthusiastic pro.

Versatile apples star in dessert
Apples are available year round, but they never seem more mouthwatering than at apple-picking time. Fresh from the tree, apples are appealing as a crisp fruit to bite into - but also as an ingredient as we go back to the kitchen and to baking.

Hash browns can boost mealtimes all day long

Versatile apples star in dessert
Apples are available year round, but they never seem more mouthwatering than at apple-picking time. Fresh from the tree, apples are appealing as a crisp fruit to bite into - but also as an ingredient as we go back to the kitchen and to baking.

Pork pot stickers and green curry-coconut sauce

Versatile apples star in dessert

Pork pot stickers and green curry-coconut sauce
Exciting variations of traditional dishes need not take lengthy preparation or even advanced cooking skills. Just follow the guidance of an enthusiastic pro.

Infractions hearing takes up prep time
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey spends most fall Fridays prepping for the next day's game.

Infractions hearing takes up prep time
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey spends most fall Fridays prepping for the next day's game.

Infractions hearing takes up prep time

Votaw leaves the LPGA with a window seat

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.

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.

A star is born at Solheim Cup

Upcoming events
PGA TOUR

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.

Upcoming events
PGA TOUR

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.

Votaw leaves the LPGA with a window seat
CARMEL, Ind. - Ty Votaw had an aisle seat on his way to the U.S. Women's Open at Pumpkin Ridge two years ago.

Upcoming events

Smith on course with Lady Jags

Votaw leaves the LPGA with a window seat
CARMEL, Ind. - Ty Votaw had an aisle seat on his way to the U.S. Women's Open at Pumpkin Ridge two years ago.

Rice is sizzling for Wolfpack

Power Poll

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.

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.

Crosby already feels at home with Lemieux, Penguins
PITTSBURGH - Now, it's just hockey for Sidney Crosby. Finally.

Crosby already feels at home with Lemieux, Penguins

Crosby already feels at home with Lemieux, Penguins
PITTSBURGH - Now, it's just hockey for Sidney Crosby. Finally.

Sanford calls for voluntary evacuations along coast
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Tourists along South Carolina's northern coast planned shopping and movie trips Tuesday to escape the Tropical Storm Ophelia's rains and winds, and few people were heeding Gov. Mark Sanford's call for a voluntary evacuation along the oceanfront.

Sanford calls for voluntary evacuations along coast
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Tourists along South Carolina's northern coast planned shopping and movie trips Tuesday to escape the Tropical Storm Ophelia's rains and winds, and few people were heeding Gov. Mark Sanford's call for a voluntary evacuation along the oceanfront.

Microwave makes rice, mushroom dish easier
Risotto is a creamy Italian rice dish that I love to make, despite the careful attention and constant stirring it requires. Though I think the dish is worth the work, I've recently discovered that it can be prepared almost unattended in the microwave.

Microwave makes rice, mushroom dish easier
Risotto is a creamy Italian rice dish that I love to make, despite the careful attention and constant stirring it requires. Though I think the dish is worth the work, I've recently discovered that it can be prepared almost unattended in the microwave.

Microwave makes rice, mushroom dish easier

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?

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

Relief donation center closes
The Salvation Army's hurricane relief donation center on North Leg Road shut down today , according to Tracie Parker, the development director for the organization's Augusta office.

Vaughters, Wells win primary
AIKEN -- Republican incumbent Jane Vaughters and Don Wells were the victors in Tuesday's Aiken City Council Republican primary.

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.

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.

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.

Companies have us over an oil barrel
It is all too common that all large companies carry insurance to cover losses when disaster strikes, just like the homeowner does.Jon Willcox, Harlem

This must not be a partisan disaster

Companies have us over an oil barrel
It is all too common that all large companies carry insurance to cover losses when disaster strikes, just like the homeowner does.Jon Willcox, Harlem

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

Bush could've done more on Katrina
Charles H. Kimbrough ("Know where Katrina blame truly lies," Sept. 10) and lots of others need to stop and learn the laws of the United States.David Eugene Williams Sr., North Augusta, 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.

Are our elected officials dense?
First, why are elected officials pointing fingers and laying blame on who or who did not get relief efforts in motion?Wes Gordy, Louisville

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

Let voters decide SPLOST choices

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

Are our elected officials dense?
First, why are elected officials pointing fingers and laying blame on who or who did not get relief efforts in motion?Wes Gordy, Louisville

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

Ferret out government's rsum rats
I believe that Michael Brown, undersecretary of Homeland Security for emergency preparedness and response, has done the country a favor.Roger Brown, North Augusta, S.C.

Companies have us over an oil barrel

Are our elected officials dense?

Bush could've done more on Katrina

Ferret out government's rsum rats
I believe that Michael Brown, undersecretary of Homeland Security for emergency preparedness and response, has done the country a favor.Roger Brown, North Augusta, 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.

Ferret out government's rsum rats

Military spouses' careers suffer

Bush could've done more on Katrina
Charles H. Kimbrough ("Know where Katrina blame truly lies," Sept. 10) and lots of others need to stop and learn the laws of the United States.David Eugene Williams Sr., North Augusta, S.C.

Living briefs

Health clubs find ways to cater to kids, parents

Designers embrace their heritage at Fashion Week

Microsoft says new Office software will detect user needs

Marc Jacobs shows off schoolgirl styles

Fuel-efficient cars draw attention at auto show

Higher waists, thicker belts are trends at Fashion Week

Getting a handle on memory loss

Tracy Reese dresses up layered look for spring

Health calendar

Living briefs

Seniors calendar

New treatment options emerge for alcoholism

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.

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?"

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.

Microsoft says new Office software will detect user needs
SEATTLE - The latest version of Microsoft Corp.'s Office software will try to anticipate and automatically offer the tools a user is most likely to want during a specific task, in one of several enhancements designed to help the company best one of its biggest competitors: itself.

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.

Fuel-efficient cars draw attention at auto show
FRANKFURT, Germany - With high gas prices forcing consumers to fork over fistfuls of euros, dollars and yen to power their cars, automakers see an opportunity not only to produce more fuel-efficient cars, but grab important market share in the process.

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 treatment options emerge for alcoholism
BOSTON - Above all else, John Bauhs credits a drug for helping him stop drinking - a story line some alcoholics, doctors and drug companies hope will become more common as new treatment options emerge.

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:

Marc Jacobs shows off schoolgirl styles
NEW YORK - Blue is the new black and silver replaces gold. That's how Marc Jacobs sees spring fashion - and Jacobs' fashion visions usually come true.

Living briefs
AS PART OF the Turn a Page, Touch a Mind campaign, the Kansas Health Foundation urges adults to read, sing, rhyme, draw and tell stories to children. Some tips:

Marc Jacobs shows off schoolgirl styles
NEW YORK - Blue is the new black and silver replaces gold. That's how Marc Jacobs sees spring fashion - and Jacobs' fashion visions usually come true.

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.

Microsoft says new Office software will detect user needs
SEATTLE - The latest version of Microsoft Corp.'s Office software will try to anticipate and automatically offer the tools a user is most likely to want during a specific task, in one of several enhancements designed to help the company best one of its biggest competitors: itself.

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.

Fuel-efficient cars draw attention at auto show
FRANKFURT, Germany - With high gas prices forcing consumers to fork over fistfuls of euros, dollars and yen to power their cars, automakers see an opportunity not only to produce more fuel-efficient cars, but grab important market share in the process.

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.

New treatment options emerge for alcoholism
BOSTON - Above all else, John Bauhs credits a drug for helping him stop drinking - a story line some alcoholics, doctors and drug companies hope will become more common as new treatment options emerge.

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.

Living briefs
AS PART OF the Turn a Page, Touch a Mind campaign, the Kansas Health Foundation urges adults to read, sing, rhyme, draw and tell stories to children. Some tips:

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.

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:

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 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.

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 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.

Students praise SAT prep class

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.

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

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Bill has major voting change

Nonprofit is hit by vandals again

Primary results slow to arrive

Across the area

Mays lays out mayoral vision

Aiken OKs improvement plan

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.

Garbage fees for Augusta will increase

Senators will push proof of residency

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Pupils in Augusta ride without cooling system

Primary results slow to arrive
Incumbent Jane Vaughters took an early lead in Tuesday's Republican primary for one of two open at large seats on the Aiken City Council.

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.

Bill has major voting change
Georgia's latest election-reform bill has raised questions about whether candidates for Augusta municipal offices will have to get a majority of the votes cast, rather than a plurality, in order to win.

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.

Report questions need for sobriety checkpoints

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 area

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Panel to study school start date

Bill on parental permission will get second look

Mays lays out mayoral vision
To a packed house Tuesday, interim Mayor Willie Mays announced that next to the salvation of his soul, being Augusta's next mayor is what he wants more than anything on the face of the Earth.

A 28-fold effect

Kid of the Day
Jonathan Lattimore is today's Kid of the Day.

Sunday shooting claims Augustan

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

Pupil influx might slow school law

Across the area
Grovetown police are asking for help in looking for a missing woman.

Kid of the Day

Across the region
WINDER, GA. - A Ten Commandments plaque that was removed from the Barrow County Courthouse after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit is attracting bids on the online auction site eBay.

Pupils in Augusta ride without cooling system
Children are riding in "Dante's Inferno" while Richmond County school officials sit in air-conditioned comfort in one of the nicest school office buildings in the state, school board member Joe Scott said.

Panel to study school start date
A committee to write a survey on the issue of a school calendar will be created by the Columbia County Board of Education.

Brothers turn themselves in
AIKEN - Two brothers accused of killing a newspaper delivery woman and injuring her colleague surrendered Tuesday, more than two weeks after the alleged shootings.

Pupils in Augusta ride without cooling system
Children are riding in "Dante's Inferno" while Richmond County school officials sit in air-conditioned comfort in one of the nicest school office buildings in the state, school board member Joe Scott said.

Local volunteers say supplies low
Columbia County volunteers in Mississippi assisting the victims of Hurricane Katrina are finding the supplies they need are in short supply.

Brothers turn themselves in
AIKEN - Two brothers accused of killing a newspaper delivery woman and injuring her colleague surrendered Tuesday, more than two weeks after the alleged shootings.

Students praise SAT prep class
Much hinged on Jon Clark's performance on the SAT.

Clinic has space, money to spare
Frank Rumph could look across the room Tuesday night at the new Richmond County Health Department Clinic in south Augusta and see a collage of six buildings he brought about.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Primary results slow to arrive
Incumbent Jane Vaughters took an early lead in Tuesday's Republican primary for one of two open at large seats on the Aiken City Council.

Ways you can help hurricane victims

Report questions need for sobriety checkpoints
Flashing blue lights at police blockades have become about as synonymous with New Year's Eve as the glasses of bubbly that sometimes cause drivers' arrests.

Brothers turn themselves in

Bill has major voting change
Georgia's latest election-reform bill has raised questions about whether candidates for Augusta municipal offices will have to get a majority of the votes cast, rather than a plurality, in order to win.

Across the region

Panel to study school start date
A committee to write a survey on the issue of a school calendar will be created by the Columbia County Board of Education.

Laying the groundwork

Students praise SAT prep class
Much hinged on Jon Clark's performance on the SAT.

Clinic has space, money to spare

Mays lays out mayoral vision
To a packed house Tuesday, interim Mayor Willie Mays announced that next to the salvation of his soul, being Augusta's next mayor is what he wants more than anything on the face of the Earth.

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.

Local volunteers say supplies low
Columbia County volunteers in Mississippi assisting the victims of Hurricane Katrina are finding the supplies they need are in short supply.

Road will clear out willing residents

Road will clear out willing residents
CLEARWATER - Michael and Beryl Garrett say they don't want to move their flower business.

Senator eyes changes to Augusta government

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

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

Laying the groundwork
Eric Taylor, of Nelson's Tents & Events Inc. of Florida, lays down poles for one of the 70 tents the company will erect in the Augusta Common and Riverwalk area for the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival, which begins Friday.

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

Senators will push proof of residency
ATLANTA - Proposed legislation requiring anyone seeking taxpayer-funded benefits to prove he or she is a legal Georgia resident will be a top priority for Senate Republicans in 2006, a pair of lawmakers said Tuesday.

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.

Senator eyes changes to Augusta government
ATLANTA - The annual effort to tinker with Augusta's governing body has started early this year.

Local volunteers say supplies low

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Winner to sing in Chicago

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

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."

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Across the region

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

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

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

Ways you can help hurricane victims

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.

Qualifying process has begun

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.

Lesson plan on today's agenda

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.

Changes lie ahead for Medicaid

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.

Legal loophole closed for government cases

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

Across the area
Grovetown police are asking for help in looking for a missing woman.

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.

Report questions need for sobriety checkpoints
Flashing blue lights at police blockades have become about as synonymous with New Year's Eve as the glasses of bubbly that sometimes cause drivers' arrests.

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

Clinic has space, money to spare
Frank Rumph could look across the room Tuesday night at the new Richmond County Health Department Clinic in south Augusta and see a collage of six buildings he brought about.

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.

Senator eyes changes to Augusta government
ATLANTA - The annual effort to tinker with Augusta's governing body has started early this year.

Kid of the Day
Jonathan Lattimore is today's Kid of the Day.

Road will clear out willing residents
CLEARWATER - Michael and Beryl Garrett say they don't want to move their flower business.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Senators will push proof of residency
ATLANTA - Proposed legislation requiring anyone seeking taxpayer-funded benefits to prove he or she is a legal Georgia resident will be a top priority for Senate Republicans in 2006, a pair of lawmakers said Tuesday.

Across the area
Grovetown police are asking for help in looking for a missing woman.

Laying the groundwork
Eric Taylor, of Nelson's Tents & Events Inc. of Florida, lays down poles for one of the 70 tents the company will erect in the Augusta Common and Riverwalk area for the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival, which begins Friday.

Across the region
WINDER, GA. - A Ten Commandments plaque that was removed from the Barrow County Courthouse after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit is attracting bids on the online auction site eBay.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Athletes across the country step up in relief of Katrina
The family motto was coined by a 3-year-old boy seemingly destined to be a newsroom editor.

Athletes across the country step up in relief of Katrina
The family motto was coined by a 3-year-old boy seemingly destined to be a newsroom editor.

Director moves on to wonders of 'Tideland'
TORONTO - Terry Gilliam has finally gone through the looking glass. Weeks after the debut of his long-delayed fantasy "The Brothers Grimm," the director was back with another otherworldly tale at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Director moves on to wonders of 'Tideland'
TORONTO - Terry Gilliam has finally gone through the looking glass. Weeks after the debut of his long-delayed fantasy "The Brothers Grimm," the director was back with another otherworldly tale at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Director moves on to wonders of 'Tideland'

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

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.

Jenkins out for the season with torn ACL

Falcons' win just start to a challenging schedule

Falcons building quite a rivalry with Eagles

Falcons ground Eagles in opener

Mr. Brandon Larry Bodie    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Perry    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gregory Brisco    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Wessie Blount Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Young Soo Choe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Blackstock    (THOMASTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Claude Williford    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Blaire W. Harden    (SUMTER, S.C.)

Mr. Oswald Allen    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Darryl W. Agner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Claude Williford    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Peters    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Waters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Dr. Helen Smith Lee    (MESQUITE, TX)

Mr. Oswald Allen    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Perry    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. George Kowalczyk    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Vinnie Marie Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Louis D. Nava    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Ritchie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Elijah Mozee    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Jason Connor Tuccitto    (HOOD, Texas)

Miss Blaire W. Harden    (SUMTER, S.C.)

Mr. David Wilmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles A. Schafer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas Newsome    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Diana Jean Eve    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. George Kowalczyk    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Elijah Mozee    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Micheal Wilder    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ida Mae Twiggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Micheal Wilder    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Louise Carpenter    (GREENSBORO, VT.)

Mrs. Lilla Mae Murrah    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilla Mae Murrah    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Ida Mae Twiggs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Miller, Jr.    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Louise Carpenter    (GREENSBORO, VT.)

Mr. Louis D. Nava    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Dr. Helen Smith Lee    (MESQUITE, TX)

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

Mrs. Gladys Waters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Harriet Henson    (LOUSIVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. James Colen Corbin    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Hagins Waters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Glenn Moore    (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Diana Jean Eve    (MACON, Ga.)

SGT Victor Gonzalez    (KILLEEN, TX)

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

Blaire Whitney Harden    (SUMTER, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Thomas Newsome    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Miller, Jr.    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Peters    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Blaire Whitney Harden    (SUMTER, S.C.)

Mr. Charles A. Schafer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SGT Victor Gonzalez    (KILLEEN, TX)

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

Mr. Frank Glenn Moore    (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mr. David Wilmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Oswald Allen    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. James Micheal Wilder    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jason Connor Tuccitto    (HOOD, Texas)

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

Mr. Young Soo Choe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Ritchie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Wessie Blount Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Kathryn Blackstock    (THOMASTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Vinnie Marie Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Brandon Larry Bodie    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Oswald Allen    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Hagins Waters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Harriet Henson    (LOUSIVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Darryl W. Agner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Diana Jean Eve (MACON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy Peters (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilla Mae Murrah (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Newsome (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gloria Ritchie (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

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

SGT Victor Gonzalez (KILLEEN, TX)

Mrs. Mary Louise Carpenter (GREENSBORO, VT.)

Mr. Elijah Mozee (MILLEN, Ga.)

Blaire Whitney Harden (SUMTER, S.C.)

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

Jason Connor Tuccitto (HOOD, Texas)

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

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

Mr. James Colen Corbin (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Claude Williford (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Charles A. Schafer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Dr. Helen Smith Lee (MESQUITE, TX)

Mrs. Kathryn Blackstock (THOMASTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Waters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Harriet Henson (LOUSIVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Perry (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. Ida Mae Twiggs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gladys Hagins Waters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Brandon Larry Bodie (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Gregory Brisco (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Wilmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Micheal Wilder (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Blaire W. Harden (SUMTER, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Glenn Moore (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Vinnie Marie Riley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Wessie Blount Curry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Kowalczyk (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Young Soo Choe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Overtime

Federer stands alone among peers

Overtime

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."

Overtime
USC Aiken's Dane Burkhart followed his opening 66 with a second-round 71 to lead the Pacers to a three-shot win at the Kiawah Island Invitational on Tuesday.

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.

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."

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
USC Aiken's Dane Burkhart followed his opening 66 with a second-round 71 to lead the Pacers to a three-shot win at the Kiawah Island Invitational on Tuesday.

Falcons building quite a rivalry with Eagles
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons were heading back to the locker room after pregame warmups when Ike Reese gave some inside info to his new teammates.

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

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.

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

Falcons building quite a rivalry with Eagles
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons were heading back to the locker room after pregame warmups when Ike Reese gave some inside info to his new teammates.

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.

Falcons' win just start to a challenging schedule
ATLANTA - After beating the Philadel-phia Eagles 14-10 on Monday, many Falcons players said the win was significant only because it gave the club its first victory of 2005.

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.

Falcons' win just start to a challenging schedule
ATLANTA - After beating the Philadel-phia Eagles 14-10 on Monday, many Falcons players said the win was significant only because it gave the club its first victory of 2005.

Athletes across the country step up in relief of Katrina

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 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!

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.

NBC's Brian Williams: Reporters took off gloves again

Report: Heidi Klum gives birth to baby boy

Dave Chappelle happy to be working clubs again

People in the News

Roy Horn walks into Las Vegas theater

People in the News

Teri Hatcher stars in hair color ad campaign

Brown expects to miss game with shoulder injury

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.

Brown expects to miss game with shoulder injury
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia tailback Thomas Brown, the fourth-leading rusher in the Southeastern Conference, said Tuesday a shoulder injury probably will keep him out of Saturday's game against Louisiana-Monroe.

Brown expects to miss game with shoulder injury
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia tailback Thomas Brown, the fourth-leading rusher in the Southeastern Conference, said Tuesday a shoulder injury probably will keep him out of Saturday's game against Louisiana-Monroe.

Spurrier shakes off Georgia disappointment

Spurrier shakes off Georgia disappointment
COLUMBIA, S.C. - No one's more disappointed with South Carolina's mistakes against Georgia than coach Steve Spurrier. But no one wants the Gamecocks to put it behind them more than the head ball coach.

Spurrier shakes off Georgia disappointment
COLUMBIA, S.C. - No one's more disappointed with South Carolina's mistakes against Georgia than coach Steve Spurrier. But no one wants the Gamecocks to put it behind them more than the head ball coach.

South Carolina Cup team missed Hartline this season
Charles Hartline was in what he calls a catch-up mode this year when it came to playing in Regions Cup tournaments.

South Carolina Cup team missed Hartline this season
Charles Hartline was in what he calls a catch-up mode this year when it came to playing in Regions Cup tournaments.

10th-graders often feel lost in the shuffle

Audio best
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:

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

Girl is tempted while boyfriend is incarcerated

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

Audio best
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:

College Night has info for students

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Xtreme calendar

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

Xtreme calendar
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 calendar
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.

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.

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.

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Pet of the week

Reunions

Events

Across the river

Many businesses will remain open for Aiken After Hours

Area adult literacy sites

Aiken's Tastin' benefits from city's arts, crafts festival

Grandparents enjoy their day at school

Hotel has been central to social scene

Library training volunteers to teach literacy classes

Events

Reception is planned for sculptor

This week

Lunch menu

Planetarium will look inward instead of upward

Pageant draws record number of entries

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Sanford calls for voluntary evacuations along coast