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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Applause cover

Applause cover

Arts in the Heart: Fine Arts and Crafts Vendors

Arts in the Heart: Performance schedules

Arts in the Heart: Expanding festival celebrates city
After 25 years, the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival is still a work in progress.

Arts in the Heart: Expanding festival celebrates city

Arts in the Heart: Fine Arts and Crafts Vendors
Max and Antonia Leimer, photography, Lady Lake, Fla.

Arts in the Heart: Fine Arts and Crafts Vendors
Max and Antonia Leimer, photography, Lady Lake, Fla.

Arts in the Heart: Fine Arts and Crafts Vendors
Max and Antonia Leimer, photography, Lady Lake, Fla.

Arts in the Heart: Performance schedules
6 P.M.: Opening ceremonies (Fort Gordon posting of colors, city of Augusta official welcome, parade of nations with Pacific drumming, unity dance - various cultural organizations dancing with Da Islanders, Tahitian Dance)

Arts in the Heart: Performance schedules
6 P.M.: Opening ceremonies (Fort Gordon posting of colors, city of Augusta official welcome, parade of nations with Pacific drumming, unity dance - various cultural organizations dancing with Da Islanders, Tahitian Dance)

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

Mariners top Angels in ninth inning
SEATTLE - The Los Angeles Angels made a rare five-man infield work for them and still couldn't win a critical game in the tight AL West race.

Mariners top Angels in ninth inning

Mariners top Angels in ninth inning
SEATTLE - The Los Angeles Angels made a rare five-man infield work for them and still couldn't win a critical game in the tight AL West race.

Egan faces drug charge

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

Short session might sideline Hampton
PHILADELPHIA - The season is in all likelihood over for Atlanta left-hander Mike Hampton after a series of irritating injuries that have proved too hard to overcome.

Short session might sideline Hampton

Philadelphia pounds Atlanta
PHILADELPHIA - Andruw Jones slugged his 50th home run Wednesday, but hardly managed a smile afterward.

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

Braves' Chipper Jones sits out

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.

Philadelphia pounds Atlanta
PHILADELPHIA - Andruw Jones slugged his 50th home run Wednesday, but hardly managed a smile afterward.

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.

Short session might sideline Hampton
PHILADELPHIA - The season is in all likelihood over for Atlanta left-hander Mike Hampton after a series of irritating injuries that have proved too hard to overcome.

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

Phillies gain on Braves with win

Philadelphia pounds Atlanta

Rising cost of oil sends stocks down

Delta makes Chapter 11 filing
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc., hobbled by high fuel costs and heavy debt and pension obligations, filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors Wednesday, becoming the third major carrier to enter Chapter 11 since the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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.

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.

Owner will build 2 new hotels
Washington Road is getting a double dose of hospitality next year in the form of a "hotel plaza" near Interstate 20.

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.

Debt sends Northwest to bankruptcy court

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.

Rising cost of oil sends stocks down
NEW YORK - A sharp rise in oil prices sent stocks sliding Wednesday as investors nervously eyed new data showing that high energy prices have started to slow the economy. Profit-taking in the technology sector also weighed heavily on the markets.

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.

Debt sends Northwest to bankruptcy court
MINNEAPOLIS - Northwest Airlines Corp., pummeled by high labor costs and soaring fuel prices, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, entering Chapter 11 on the same day as its larger rival, Delta Air Lines Inc.

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.

Rising cost of oil sends stocks down
NEW YORK - A sharp rise in oil prices sent stocks sliding Wednesday as investors nervously eyed new data showing that high energy prices have started to slow the economy. Profit-taking in the technology sector also weighed heavily on the markets.

Best Buy news ignites consumer spending fear

Debt sends Northwest to bankruptcy court
MINNEAPOLIS - Northwest Airlines Corp., pummeled by high labor costs and soaring fuel prices, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, entering Chapter 11 on the same day as its larger rival, Delta Air Lines Inc.

Few companies plan to hire

Delta makes Chapter 11 filing

Inspectors ask for regulation at state level

Owner will build 2 new hotels

Owner will build 2 new hotels
Washington Road is getting a double dose of hospitality next year in the form of a "hotel plaza" near Interstate 20.

Delta makes Chapter 11 filing
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc., hobbled by high fuel costs and heavy debt and pension obligations, filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors Wednesday, becoming the third major carrier to enter Chapter 11 since the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Death Valley's mystique not concerning Hurricanes

Death Valley's mystique not concerning Hurricanes
Death Valley. It's an 77,381-seat, ultra-imposing, incredibly loud facility better known as Clemson Memorial Stadium - a building where only 11 first-time visitors over the last 63 years have escaped with a victory.

Death Valley's mystique not concerning Hurricanes
Death Valley. It's an 77,381-seat, ultra-imposing, incredibly loud facility better known as Clemson Memorial Stadium - a building where only 11 first-time visitors over the last 63 years have escaped with a victory.

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

Tennessee receivers look to improve
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee's receivers wanted to make big plays in the opener. Catching the ball first would have set them up.

Tennessee receivers look to improve
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee's receivers wanted to make big plays in the opener. Catching the ball first would have set them up.

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

Tennessee receivers look to improve

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

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.

South Carolina Cup team missed Hartline this season

Must reading for America

Bush stops the buck
"Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government. "

Rescue efforts reassessed
Nightmare stories continue to emerge in the ugly aftermath of Katrina this week, as clusters of corpses found in a New Orleans hospital and a nursing home raised the hurricane's death toll to about 500 and Mike Brown, the embattled director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, resigned his post.

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

Bush stops the buck

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?

Bush stops the buck
"Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government. "

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

Pickups worth the cost
An Augusta resident who recently moved here from Colorado volunteers her time in area Sierra Club cleanup campaigns because, she says, "We have the dirtiest roads I've ever seen."

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.

Rescue efforts reassessed

Get tough on fraud

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?

Pickups worth the cost

Rescue efforts reassessed
Nightmare stories continue to emerge in the ugly aftermath of Katrina this week, as clusters of corpses found in a New Orleans hospital and a nursing home raised the hurricane's death toll to about 500 and Mike Brown, the embattled director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, resigned his post.

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.

Pickups worth the cost
An Augusta resident who recently moved here from Colorado volunteers her time in area Sierra Club cleanup campaigns because, she says, "We have the dirtiest roads I've ever seen."

Text of John Roberts' opening statement

Spotted
Greenbrier students Andy Gray (left) and Travis Jurek are all greened up and ready for the game against Lincoln County.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903./P>

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

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.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903./P>

Club calendar
If you still haven't helped out residents of New Orleans, now's your chance. 1102 Bar & Grill is donating 25 percent of tonight's proceeds to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The club is at 1102 Broad St. Call 364-4075.

Russell Crowe seeks reduction in charge
SYDNEY, Australia - Russell Crowe's lawyers are working to win a reduction of the assault charge filed against him after he allegedly hurled a phone at a New York hotel staffer, an Australian magazine reported Wednesday.

Spotted
Greenbrier students Andy Gray (left) and Travis Jurek are all greened up and ready for the game against Lincoln County.

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.

Music, dancing, snacks fill new Club 20
After eight quiet months, 1251 Broad St. is alive again. The space that was occupied by the blues club Blind Pig until January was reborn over Labor Day weekend as Club 20, a 16-and-older club.

Russell Crowe seeks reduction in charge
SYDNEY, Australia - Russell Crowe's lawyers are working to win a reduction of the assault charge filed against him after he allegedly hurled a phone at a New York hotel staffer, an Australian magazine reported Wednesday.

Club calendar
If you still haven't helped out residents of New Orleans, now's your chance. 1102 Bar & Grill is donating 25 percent of tonight's proceeds to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The club is at 1102 Broad St. Call 364-4075.

People in the News
PHILADELPHIA - A judge reinstated a first-degree murder charge against rapper Cassidy in connection with an April ambush shooting that left one person dead and two wounded.

People in the News
PHILADELPHIA - A judge reinstated a first-degree murder charge against rapper Cassidy in connection with an April ambush shooting that left one person dead and two wounded.

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

Music, dancing, snacks fill new Club 20
After eight quiet months, 1251 Broad St. is alive again. The space that was occupied by the blues club Blind Pig until January was reborn over Labor Day weekend as Club 20, a 16-and-older club.

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.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903./P>

Frequent flier miles could be affected by airline bankruptcy

Rising rates kept bond managers defensive
It's been a tough year for bond managers. Returns are low and tightly bunched across sectors, underscoring the fact that fixed income has been a difficult area in which to shine. But some funds have managed to do just that.

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?

Rising rates kept bond managers defensive
It's been a tough year for bond managers. Returns are low and tightly bunched across sectors, underscoring the fact that fixed income has been a difficult area in which to shine. But some funds have managed to do just that.

Rising rates kept bond managers defensive

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?

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.

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
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

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

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

Votaw leaves the LPGA with a window seat

Good field, bad dates for 84 Lumber Classic

Upcoming events
PGA TOUR

Good field, bad dates for 84 Lumber Classic
Phil Mickelson. Vijay Singh. David Toms. Jim Furyk. With four of the top five money winners on the PGA Tour, the 84 Lumber Classic has a better field than most of the post-major tournaments.

Good field, bad dates for 84 Lumber Classic
Phil Mickelson. Vijay Singh. David Toms. Jim Furyk. With four of the top five money winners on the PGA Tour, the 84 Lumber Classic has a better field than most of the post-major tournaments.

Upcoming events

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
PGA TOUR

Strom Thurmond prepares for rematch

Strom Thurmond prepares for rematch
It had to be seen to be believed. The game film of South Aiken's 12-0 win last season was sought out.

Strom Thurmond prepares for rematch
It had to be seen to be believed. The game film of South Aiken's 12-0 win last season was sought out.

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
PITTSBURGH - Now, it's just hockey for Sidney Crosby. Finally.

Crosby already feels at home with Lemieux, Penguins

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

Former legislator sentenced to 10 years
Robin Williams, who once spent a decade in the state House of Representatives, will spend the next 10 years in a federal prison cell, a judge determined this afternoon.

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.

I give up - it's all president's fault
I am truly sorry that George W. Bush has the power to make a hurricane, and am sorry that he has the power to make it hit just where he wants it to. Charlie J. Connell, North Augusta

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.

It's time to get your library card
Every September since 1987 has been National Library Card Sign-up Month. Since then, thousands of libraries join each fall in a national effort to ensure every child and adult has the Smartest Card, and access to one of the most unique institutions in our democracy: the public library.Peggy Lovelace, Augusta

Commissioner is really a peacemaker
This letter is in response to the letter written to the editor by Dr. John R. Maben, Augusta's former NAACP president ("Uncle Toms impede genuine progress," Sept. 3).Delores Bing Hankerson, 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

It's time to get your library card
Every September since 1987 has been National Library Card Sign-up Month. Since then, thousands of libraries join each fall in a national effort to ensure every child and adult has the Smartest Card, and access to one of the most unique institutions in our democracy: the public library.Peggy Lovelace, Augusta

I give up - it's all president's fault

Bush could've done more on Katrina

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

Are our elected officials dense?

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.

Ferret out government's rsum rats

Commissioner is really a peacemaker
This letter is in response to the letter written to the editor by Dr. John R. Maben, Augusta's former NAACP president ("Uncle Toms impede genuine progress," Sept. 3).Delores Bing Hankerson, Augusta

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

Commissioner is really a peacemaker

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.

It's time to get your library card

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

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.

Companies have us over an oil barrel

I give up - it's all president's fault
I am truly sorry that George W. Bush has the power to make a hurricane, and am sorry that he has the power to make it hit just where he wants it to. Charlie J. Connell, North Augusta

Living briefs

Fashion Week includes designs inspired by architecture

Spring fashion trends are as clear as black and white

New treatment options emerge for alcoholism

Microsoft says new Office software will detect user needs

Marc Jacobs shows off schoolgirl styles

Fuel-efficient cars draw attention at auto show

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:

Spring fashion trends are as clear as black and white
NEW YORK - Bill Blass designer Michael Vollbracht wants the ladies who lunch to embrace their sexier side.

Spring fashion trends are as clear as black and white
NEW YORK - Bill Blass designer Michael Vollbracht wants the ladies who lunch to embrace their sexier side.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fashion Week includes designs inspired by architecture
NEW YORK - Narciso Rodriguez makes architectural clothes with creative cutouts, boning and seams that keep the garments close to the body. None of that will change next spring, but at his New York Fashion Week runway show, Rodriguez showed he has a softer side, too.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fashion Week includes designs inspired by architecture
NEW YORK - Narciso Rodriguez makes architectural clothes with creative cutouts, boning and seams that keep the garments close to the body. None of that will change next spring, but at his New York Fashion Week runway show, Rodriguez showed he has a softer side, too.

Drive-offs fall at fuel stations
Despite record-high gasoline prices as a result of Hurricane Katrina, officials say gasoline drive-offs in Richmond County have decreased.

Rants and Raves
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Local volunteers say supplies low

Ways you can help hurricane victims

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

Panel hears talk on rail line

Senators will push proof of residency

Across the region

Evacuees catch up on health care needs
After wading through the garbage-strewn, tea-colored floodwaters outside her home in the upper Garden District in New Orleans, Connie Schrader decided it would be a good idea to get a tetanus shot.

Voting changes await legal rule

Voting changes await legal rule
City Attorney Stephen Shepard is expected to rule today on whether candidates for Augusta municipal offices must get a majority of the votes cast, rather than a plurality, in order to win.

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

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

Report blames crash on disoriented pilot

Primary results slow to arrive

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

Work will solve issues of safety
Gibbs Road will be getting wider and better aligned at its Washington Road intersection in Evans as a result of a new project that is to begin within the next month or two.

Rants and Raves
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Across the area
David Spencer "Deke" Copenhaver qualified Wednesday to run for mayor of Augusta in the Nov. 8 special election to fill former Mayor Bob Young's unexpired term, which ends Dec. 31, 2006.

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.

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Aiken voters split on growth

Food pantry's dinner will benefit needy
A spaghetti dinner will be the draw this evening in a fundraising effort for the hungry.

Richmond County tries to limit speeding

Pupils in Augusta ride without cooling system

Drive-offs fall at fuel stations

Aiken voters split on growth
AIKEN - The outcome of Tuesday's Republican primary for two at-large seats on the Aiken City Council defied the appearance of support for the race's four candidates.

Work will solve issues of safety

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.

Evacuees catch up on health care needs

Rants and Raves
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Schools' bus fund studied

Laying the groundwork

FBI agent is cleared in man's death

Mays lays out mayoral vision

Man gets deal in raccoon shooting

Across the area

Kid of the Day

Richmond County tries to limit speeding
Driving fast is so much the standard rather than the exception locally that Richmond County's assistant traffic engineer estimates that speeding is a factor in close to 90 percent of all accidents countywide.

S.C Circuit judge dies in car accident

Man says roach cooked in meal
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A cockroach allegedly was cooked into a Savannah man's Waffle House meal, according to a report filed with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

Across the region
DECATUR, GA. - Prosecutors called the man on trial for murder in the death of Emory University student Shannon Melendi a "demon" Wednesday, asking a jury to convict him for a crime they said was driven by his sexual perversions.

S.C Circuit judge dies in car accident
AIKEN - A South Carolina judge was killed Wednesday when the car he was riding in pulled into the path of an 18-wheeler, authorities said.

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Man says roach cooked in meal

Kid of the Day
Zora M. Banks is today's Kid of the Day.

Report blames crash on disoriented pilot
A 70-year-old Colorado man whose plane plummeted into a wooded area of North Augusta after the 2004 Masters Tournament reportedly became disoriented in the air, which led to the deadly crash, officials announced Wednesday.

Man gets deal in raccoon shooting
ATHENS, Ga. - A former University of Georgia student accused of shooting a raccoon that his fraternity brothers then cooked and ate is serving probation in a deal that allows him to avoid a trial and a possible yearlong prison sentence.

S.C. Circuit judge dies in car accident
AIKEN - A South Carolina judge was killed Wednesday when the car he was riding in pulled into the path of an 18-wheeler, authorities said.

Across the area
David Spencer "Deke" Copenhaver qualified Wednesday to run for mayor of Augusta in the Nov. 8 special election to fill former Mayor Bob Young's unexpired term, which ends Dec. 31, 2006.

Evacuees catch up on health care needs
After wading through the garbage-strewn, tea-colored floodwaters outside her home in the upper Garden District in New Orleans, Connie Schrader decided it would be a good idea to get a tetanus shot.

Man says roach cooked in meal
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A cockroach allegedly was cooked into a Savannah man's Waffle House meal, according to a report filed with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

Report questions need for sobriety checkpoints

Schools' bus fund studied
ATLANTA - With gas prices rising and the cost of busing students already squeezing school district budgets, the Georgia Department of Education is considering ways to help local systems make ends meet.

Drive-offs fall at fuel stations
Despite record-high gasoline prices as a result of Hurricane Katrina, officials say gasoline drive-offs in Richmond County have decreased.

Panel hears talk on rail line
ATLANTA - Supporters and critics of extending the first commuter rail line from Atlanta appealed Wednesday to members of the State Transportation Board, which is weighing whether to pursue the program in Georgia.

FBI agent is cleared in man's death
Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Danny Craig has cleared an FBI agent who fatally shot a federal fugitive in Burke County in April.

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

Correction
- An item in Wednesday's Metro section on the qualifying of Roy Rearden for the District 7 seat on the Augusta Commission misspelled Mr. Rearden's name.

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.

Food pantry's dinner will benefit needy
A spaghetti dinner will be the draw this evening in a fundraising effort for the hungry.

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

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.

Road will clear out willing residents

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.

Bill has major voting change

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.

Senator eyes changes to Augusta government

Brothers turn themselves in

Clinic has space, money to spare

Kid of the Day

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.

Man gets deal in raccoon shooting
ATHENS, Ga. - A former University of Georgia student accused of shooting a raccoon that his fraternity brothers then cooked and ate is serving probation in a deal that allows him to avoid a trial and a possible yearlong prison sentence.

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.

Across the region

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

Students praise SAT prep class

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.

Schools' bus fund studied
ATLANTA - With gas prices rising and the cost of busing students already squeezing school district budgets, the Georgia Department of Education is considering ways to help local systems make ends meet.

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.

Correction
- An item in Wednesday's Metro section on the qualifying of Roy Rearden for the District 7 seat on the Augusta Commission misspelled Mr. Rearden's name.

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.

Kid of the Day
Zora M. Banks is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

Richmond County tries to limit speeding
Driving fast is so much the standard rather than the exception locally that Richmond County's assistant traffic engineer estimates that speeding is a factor in close to 90 percent of all accidents countywide.

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

Across the area

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

Food pantry's dinner will benefit needy

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

Correction

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

FBI agent is cleared in man's death
Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Danny Craig has cleared an FBI agent who fatally shot a federal fugitive in Burke County in April.

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.

Aiken voters split on growth
AIKEN - The outcome of Tuesday's Republican primary for two at-large seats on the Aiken City Council defied the appearance of support for the race's four candidates.

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.

Panel hears talk on rail line
ATLANTA - Supporters and critics of extending the first commuter rail line from Atlanta appealed Wednesday to members of the State Transportation Board, which is weighing whether to pursue the program in Georgia.

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.

Across the area
David Spencer "Deke" Copenhaver qualified Wednesday to run for mayor of Augusta in the Nov. 8 special election to fill former Mayor Bob Young's unexpired term, which ends Dec. 31, 2006.

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

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.

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

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.

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.

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.

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.

Work will solve issues of safety
Gibbs Road will be getting wider and better aligned at its Washington Road intersection in Evans as a result of a new project that is to begin within the next month or two.

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.

Voting changes await legal rule
City Attorney Stephen Shepard is expected to rule today on whether candidates for Augusta municipal offices must get a majority of the votes cast, rather than a plurality, in order to win.

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

Report blames crash on disoriented pilot
A 70-year-old Colorado man whose plane plummeted into a wooded area of North Augusta after the 2004 Masters Tournament reportedly became disoriented in the air, which led to the deadly crash, officials announced Wednesday.

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.

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.

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

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.

Junebug' is a family profile filled with unexpected twists
A portrait of personal roles assigned and accepted, Junebug, opening Friday, transcends its fish-out-of-water concept, transforming into a deeply moving, and often uncomfortable, film.

Director moves on to wonders of 'Tideland'

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

Mini reviews

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.

Mini reviews
Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see augusta.com/movies.

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.

Junebug' is a family profile filled with unexpected twists
A portrait of personal roles assigned and accepted, Junebug, opening Friday, transcends its fish-out-of-water concept, transforming into a deeply moving, and often uncomfortable, film.

Junebug' is a family profile filled with unexpected twists

Sonic Spotlight
Drew Clemons is this week's Sonic Spotlight

Singer-songwriter finalists face music
This year's field for the Applause Singer-Songwriter contest is composed of artists folky and funky, hard rocking and soft-spoken. Each is set to bring a particular sense of style to the finals Friday night at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival.

Augusta Symphony tries Hollywood for inspiration
The Augusta Symphony is going Hollywood.

Concert calendar

Singer continues theme of distant relationships, 'Home'
Josh Kelley, who was last seen in Augusta opening for Hootie & the Blowfish at the Rock Fore Dough concert in April, is back on the road with a new album.

Singer-songwriter finalists face music

Singer continues theme of distant relationships, 'Home'
Josh Kelley, who was last seen in Augusta opening for Hootie & the Blowfish at the Rock Fore Dough concert in April, is back on the road with a new album.

Singer continues theme of distant relationships, 'Home'

Singer-songwriter finalists face music
This year's field for the Applause Singer-Songwriter contest is composed of artists folky and funky, hard rocking and soft-spoken. Each is set to bring a particular sense of style to the finals Friday night at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival.

Augusta Symphony tries Hollywood for inspiration

Augusta Symphony tries Hollywood for inspiration
The Augusta Symphony is going Hollywood.

Sonic Spotlight

Concert calendar
RICKEY SMILEY: Saturday, Bell Auditorium

Concert calendar
RICKEY SMILEY: Saturday, Bell Auditorium

Sonic Spotlight
Drew Clemons is this week's Sonic Spotlight

Roush likes his chances
RICHMOND, Va. - Jack Roush couldn't win a championship during his first 16 years as a car owner in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.

Drivers will not change strategy
LOUDON, N.H. - Tony Raines isn't in the Chase for the Championship. But that won't change the way he drives in Sunday's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Racing Newsmaker: Larry Carter
LOUDON, N.H. -- Rusty Wallace's crew chief, Larry Carter, enters the Chase for the Championship this Sunday knowing this is the last chance for his driver to leave the sport on top.

Drivers will not change strategy

Roush likes his chances
RICHMOND, Va. - Jack Roush couldn't win a championship during his first 16 years as a car owner in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.

Racing Newsmaker: Larry Carter

Racing Newsmaker: Larry Carter
LOUDON, N.H. -- Rusty Wallace's crew chief, Larry Carter, enters the Chase for the Championship this Sunday knowing this is the last chance for his driver to leave the sport on top.

Roush likes his chances

Drivers will not change strategy
LOUDON, N.H. - Tony Raines isn't in the Chase for the Championship. But that won't change the way he drives in Sunday's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Falcons building quite a rivalry with Eagles

Falcons' win just start to a challenging schedule

Falcons fueled by fiery Mora

Mathis injures knee, out for Sunday's game

Mrs. Laura Ridlehoover    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Ritchie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. George Kowalczyk    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Young Soo Choe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl D. Rampe    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Gloria Ritchie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Gloria Ritchie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Peters    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. David Wilmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Jason Connor Tuccitto    (HOOD, Texas)

Mr. Thomas Newsome    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jason Connor Tuccitto    (HOOD, Texas)

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

Mr. Jeffrey Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gloria Ritchie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Diana Jean Eve    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie R. Pierce    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. John Matkovich    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Benny Newsome    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Hagins Waters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Matkovich    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie R. Pierce    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gladys Hagins Waters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Diana Jean Eve    (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jeffrey Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. David Wilmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Hagins Waters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie B. Grant    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SGT Victor Gonzalez    (KILLEEN, TX)

Mr. Oswald Allen    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Eulalie Gibbs    (GREENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Marian Franklin    (MONTGOMERY, AL.)

Mr. Young Soo Choe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Irene M. Ferguson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Benny Newsome    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Aray T. Darden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Turner    (THOMASVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Carver Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy L. Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Diana Jean Eve    (MACON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Hazel Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl D. Rampe    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Oswald Allen    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Newsome    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Oswald Allen    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. David Wilmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Jason Connor Tuccitto    (HOOD, Texas)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Willie B. Grant    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

SGT Victor Gonzalez    (KILLEEN, TX)

Mr. Young Soo Choe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eulalie Gibbs    (GREENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Marian Franklin    (MONTGOMERY, AL.)

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

Ms. Irene M. Ferguson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Turner    (THOMASVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Aray T. Darden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Young Soo Choe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Carver Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Ridlehoover    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy L. Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Diana Jean Eve    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hazel Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Hagins Waters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jason Connor Tuccitto    (HOOD, Texas)

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

Mr. Oswald Allen    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy Peters    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. David Wilmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Kowalczyk    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Thomas Newsome (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Turner (THOMASVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Aray T. Darden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Peters (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Eulalie Gibbs (GREENVILLE, S.C.)

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

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

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

Jason Connor Tuccitto (HOOD, Texas)

Mrs. Hazel Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy L. Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Young Soo Choe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl D. Rampe (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Gladys Hagins Waters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. David Wilmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Ridlehoover (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Benny Newsome (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Carver Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jason Connor Tuccitto (HOOD, Texas)

Mr. Young Soo Choe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Wilmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie R. Pierce (TENNILLE, Ga.)

SGT Victor Gonzalez (KILLEEN, TX)

Mrs. Hazel Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Franklin (MONTGOMERY, AL.)

Mrs. Diana Jean Eve (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie B. Grant (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Irene M. Ferguson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jeffrey Howard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Matkovich (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Diana Jean Eve (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gladys Hagins Waters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Honor triggers memories for two local men

Area Announcements

First week's struggles, injuries loom large

Overtime

Young skipper sails to a championship

Overtime

Overtime
South Carolina and Clemson have agreed to a four-year deal to renew their annual rivalry on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

First week's struggles, injuries loom large
The preseason was supposed to have ended two weeks ago. But judging by the way some teams went about their Week 1 business Sunday, it seemed like they were stuck in practice form.

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

Young skipper sails to a championship
Twelve-year-old David Koth captured the Augusta Sailing Club's Junior Championship trophy in grand style by winning the first two of a six-race series on Sept. 3.

Honor triggers memories for two local men
It was a chance meeting two years ago between a pair of transplanted Terrapins.

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

Honor triggers memories for two local men
It was a chance meeting two years ago between a pair of transplanted Terrapins.

Young skipper sails to a championship
Twelve-year-old David Koth captured the Augusta Sailing Club's Junior Championship trophy in grand style by winning the first two of a six-race series on Sept. 3.

First week's struggles, injuries loom large
The preseason was supposed to have ended two weeks ago. But judging by the way some teams went about their Week 1 business Sunday, it seemed like they were stuck in practice form.

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
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
South Carolina and Clemson have agreed to a four-year deal to renew their annual rivalry on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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.

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 fueled by fiery Mora
ATLANTA - A hand reached for the smelling-salts bottle, so Rod Coleman passed it on without looking.

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' 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.

Mathis injures knee, out for Sunday's game
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons cornerback Kevin Mathis, who was kicked out of the season opener against Philadelphia after a scuffle in pregame warmups, won't be playing this week, either.

Falcons fueled by fiery Mora
ATLANTA - A hand reached for the smelling-salts bottle, so Rod Coleman passed it on without looking.

Mathis injures knee, out for Sunday's game
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons cornerback Kevin Mathis, who was kicked out of the season opener against Philadelphia after a scuffle in pregame warmups, won't be playing this week, either.

King James Boys plays successful blend of bluegrass, gospel music

King James Boys plays successful blend of bluegrass, gospel music
About 10 years ago, the only people who heard the bluegrass gospel band The King James 1611 Boys perform was the congregation at their church, Mountain View Baptist, in Cowpens, S.C.

King James Boys plays successful blend of bluegrass, gospel music
About 10 years ago, the only people who heard the bluegrass gospel band The King James 1611 Boys perform was the congregation at their church, Mountain View Baptist, in Cowpens, S.C.

Around the block
The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art will exhibit mixed media works by 40 artists in its main gallery at 506 Telfair St., Friday through Oct. 21. The exhibit, A Sense of Place 2005, is the institute's 25th annual juried fine arts presentation. The exhibit is free. For more information, call 722-5495.

Milestones
Susan Angeline Davis, a graduate at John S. Davidson Fine Arts School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship and received a gold medal on the 2005 National Latin Exam.

Newcomers to area get a warm welcome
The event at Fort Gordon was perfect for Nivia Wilkinson.

Reunions
MCTIER FAMILY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24; descendants of Kendall and Elizabeth Bass McTier through the Larkin, Solomon, Redrick, Narcissa Johnson and Synthian Guimarin lines; Family Life Center of the Methodist Church, Thomson; bring a covered dish; family history displays and program, prizes and entertainment; Teresa Allen, 3027 Wheeless Road S.W., Thomson, GA 30824, (706) 595-6438

Adventurous woman realizes her dream of being an artist
Jennifer Crenshaw has never been afraid to follow her dreams. She has traveled the world and given up a career to pursue her desire to become an artist.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Contestant in senior pageant hopes she never wins
When judges interview Essie Broadnax during the Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant, they receive an unusual request.

Across the river
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

Chaste Tree is quiet, convenient
A neighborhood with many senior citizens, Chaste Tree is a quiet retreat where neighbors enjoy the convenience of nearby shopping centers, doctors' offices and places of worship.

Lunch menu
TODAY: Sausage biscuit, grits with cheese or hash browns, juice and milk

Chaste Tree is quiet, convenient
A neighborhood with many senior citizens, Chaste Tree is a quiet retreat where neighbors enjoy the convenience of nearby shopping centers, doctors' offices and places of worship.

Milestones
Susan Angeline Davis, a graduate at John S. Davidson Fine Arts School, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship and received a gold medal on the 2005 National Latin Exam.

Learning how to treat flag
Staff Sgt. Patrick Antoine, of Fort Gordon's Color Guard, helps Brownie Girl Scouts Tamra Waxman (left) and Grace Brannen fold an American flag at Stevens Creek Elementary School.

Restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Reunions
MCTIER FAMILY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24; descendants of Kendall and Elizabeth Bass McTier through the Larkin, Solomon, Redrick, Narcissa Johnson and Synthian Guimarin lines; Family Life Center of the Methodist Church, Thomson; bring a covered dish; family history displays and program, prizes and entertainment; Teresa Allen, 3027 Wheeless Road S.W., Thomson, GA 30824, (706) 595-6438

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

Across the river
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

Learning how to treat flag
Staff Sgt. Patrick Antoine, of Fort Gordon's Color Guard, helps Brownie Girl Scouts Tamra Waxman (left) and Grace Brannen fold an American flag at Stevens Creek Elementary School.

Program's goal is to develop young leaders
Leadership Augusta has initiated a program to help Richmond County students develop their leadership skills and interest in public service.

Newcomers to area get a warm welcome
The event at Fort Gordon was perfect for Nivia Wilkinson.

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

Contestant in senior pageant hopes she never wins
When judges interview Essie Broadnax during the Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant, they receive an unusual request.

Program's goal is to develop young leaders
Leadership Augusta has initiated a program to help Richmond County students develop their leadership skills and interest in public service.

Adventurous woman realizes her dream of being an artist
Jennifer Crenshaw has never been afraid to follow her dreams. She has traveled the world and given up a career to pursue her desire to become an artist.

Around the block
The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art will exhibit mixed media works by 40 artists in its main gallery at 506 Telfair St., Friday through Oct. 21. The exhibit, A Sense of Place 2005, is the institute's 25th annual juried fine arts presentation. The exhibit is free. For more information, call 722-5495.

Lunch menu
TODAY: Sausage biscuit, grits with cheese or hash browns, juice and milk

Around the block

For the record

Reunions

Learning how to treat flag

Restaurant ratings

Chaste Tree is quiet, convenient

Milestones

Newcomers to area get a warm welcome

Adventurous woman realizes her dream of being an artist

Across the river

Lunch menu

Program's goal is to develop young leaders

Contestant in senior pageant hopes she never wins

Athletes across the country step up in relief of Katrina

South Pacific setting provides films with ideal island scenery

TV networks shuffle schedules to accommodate president

TV networks shuffle schedules to accommodate president
NEW YORK - Broadcast networks shuffled their Thursday night schedules to accommodate President Bush's prime-time address to the nation on Hurricane Katrina.

Larry David teams with MTV to 'curb global warming'
NEW YORK - Larry David and mtvU, MTV's college network, launched the "Curb Global Warming Sweepstakes" Tuesday.

Larry David teams with MTV to 'curb global warming'
NEW YORK - Larry David and mtvU, MTV's college network, launched the "Curb Global Warming Sweepstakes" Tuesday.

Larry David teams with MTV to 'curb global warming'

TV networks shuffle schedules to accommodate president
NEW YORK - Broadcast networks shuffled their Thursday night schedules to accommodate President Bush's prime-time address to the nation on Hurricane Katrina.

People in the News

Russell Crowe seeks reduction in charge

Spotted

Report: Heidi Klum gives birth to baby boy

Music, dancing, snacks fill new Club 20

Dave Chappelle happy to be working clubs again

People in the News

Applause calendar

Club calendar

'Bambi' grows into force as tackle for Georgia

Bulldogs need freshmen to play
ATHENS, Ga. - With one of the nation's premier tight ends in front of him and three other scholarship players at his position, Georgia freshman Tripp Chandler appeared a near certainty for a redshirt season in 2005.

'Bambi' grows into force as tackle for Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt remembers that Dennis Roland stood out among the 2001 freshman class at Georgia, and not for all the right reasons.

Brown expects to miss game with shoulder injury

Bulldogs need freshmen to play
ATHENS, Ga. - With one of the nation's premier tight ends in front of him and three other scholarship players at his position, Georgia freshman Tripp Chandler appeared a near certainty for a redshirt season in 2005.

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.

'Bambi' grows into force as tackle for Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt remembers that Dennis Roland stood out among the 2001 freshman class at Georgia, and not for all the right reasons.

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.

Bulldogs need freshmen to play

South Pacific setting provides films with ideal island scenery
Both familiar and foreign, easily understood and completely alien, the island cultures scattered across the Pacific Ocean have offered moviegoers a glimpse of how life might have been in a simpler time, how life could be in paradise and how even hibiscus-scented nights and the sound of surf breaking against soft sand can sometimes mask dangers.

South Pacific setting provides films with ideal island scenery
Both familiar and foreign, easily understood and completely alien, the island cultures scattered across the Pacific Ocean have offered moviegoers a glimpse of how life might have been in a simpler time, how life could be in paradise and how even hibiscus-scented nights and the sound of surf breaking against soft sand can sometimes mask dangers.

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.

Events

Across the river

Reception is planned for sculptor

Grandparents enjoy their day at school

Hotel has been central to social scene

Library training volunteers to teach literacy classes

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Pageant draws record number of entries

Area adult literacy sites

Planetarium will look inward instead of upward

Pet of the week

Events

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

This week

Lunch menu

Many businesses will remain open for Aiken After Hours

Reunions

Sanford calls for voluntary evacuations along coast