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New 'Godfather' novel expected next year
Mark Winegardner, who wrote the 2004 best seller, "The Godfather Returns," which was authorized by the late Mario Puzo's estate, is now working on a novel that works in the assassination of President Kennedy.

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)

New 'Godfather' novel expected next year
Mark Winegardner, who wrote the 2004 best seller, "The Godfather Returns," which was authorized by the late Mario Puzo's estate, is now working on a novel that works in the assassination of President Kennedy.

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: 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)

New 'Godfather' novel expected next year

Arts in the Heart: Fine Arts and Crafts Vendors

Arts in the Heart: Performance schedules

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

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

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

Nationals slide by Mets, 6-5 in 10 innings
NEW YORK - Preston Wilson laughed as the rookies on the Washington Nationals, enduring one of baseball's traditional hazing rituals, donned women's dresses before leaving Shea Stadium.

Nationals slide by Mets, 6-5 in 10 innings
NEW YORK - Preston Wilson laughed as the rookies on the Washington Nationals, enduring one of baseball's traditional hazing rituals, donned women's dresses before leaving Shea Stadium.

Nationals slide by Mets, 6-5 in 10 innings

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.

It isn't heaven without best friend

Braves avoids sweep with win
PHILADELPHIA - Chipper Jones called it short, sweet and productive.

Philadelphia pounds Atlanta

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

Tommy John surgery looms for Hampton
PHILADELPHIA - An evaluation in New York on Thursday confirmed that Mike Hampton's forearm tightness is directly related to a faulty elbow ligament.

Tommy John surgery looms for Hampton
PHILADELPHIA - An evaluation in New York on Thursday confirmed that Mike Hampton's forearm tightness is directly related to a faulty elbow ligament.

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.

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

Tommy John surgery looms for Hampton

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 avoids sweep with win

Short session might sideline Hampton

Braves avoids sweep with win
PHILADELPHIA - Chipper Jones called it short, sweet and productive.

'The Ethics Guy' shares principles

USDA plan would close farm service offices
WASHINGTON - More than a quarter of the nation's Farm Service Agency offices would close under a plan by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

USDA plan would close farm service offices
WASHINGTON - More than a quarter of the nation's Farm Service Agency offices would close under a plan by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Delta makes Chapter 11 filing

Authority backing aids tissue plant

Debt sends Northwest to bankruptcy court

Hydrogen attracts Toyota
AIKEN - Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $1 million in Savannah River National Laboratory to conduct hydrogen research, officials announced Thursday.

Authority backing aids tissue plant
Business officials kicked off a funding plan to bring 200 jobs and a new tissue paper manufacturer to south Augusta at Thursday's meeting of the Development Authority of Richmond County.

Hydrogen attracts Toyota
AIKEN - Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $1 million in Savannah River National Laboratory to conduct hydrogen research, officials announced Thursday.

Hydrogen attracts Toyota

'The Ethics Guy' shares principles
A friend asks you if you like the new dress she has just purchased. You think it looks horrible, but you don't want to hurt her feelings. Would you ...

USDA plan would close farm service offices

Stocks nearly still as investors wait

Owner will build 2 new hotels

Stocks nearly still as investors wait
NEW YORK - Stocks barely moved Thursday as investors wondered whether a welter of weak economic data would end the Federal Reserve's yearlong streak of interest rate increase.

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.

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.

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.

Authority backing aids tissue plant
Business officials kicked off a funding plan to bring 200 jobs and a new tissue paper manufacturer to south Augusta at Thursday's meeting of the Development Authority of Richmond County.

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.

'The Ethics Guy' shares principles
A friend asks you if you like the new dress she has just purchased. You think it looks horrible, but you don't want to hurt her feelings. Would you ...

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.

Stocks nearly still as investors wait
NEW YORK - Stocks barely moved Thursday as investors wondered whether a welter of weak economic data would end the Federal Reserve's yearlong streak of interest rate increase.

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.

Rising cost of oil sends stocks down

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.

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. 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.

Warning: Clemson's "Mad Scientist" at work
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson's Rob Spence begrudgingly nods and smiles when the nickname "Mad Scientist" comes up.

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.

Warning: Clemson's "Mad Scientist" at work

Warning: Clemson's "Mad Scientist" at work
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson's Rob Spence begrudgingly nods and smiles when the nickname "Mad Scientist" comes up.

Auburn seeking right offensive mix
AUBURN, Ala. - First, Auburn passed too much. Then, the Tigers ran too much.

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

Auburn seeking right offensive mix

Auburn seeking right offensive mix
AUBURN, Ala. - First, Auburn passed too much. Then, the Tigers ran too much.

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.

Aiken on course
"Steady as she goes," appears to be the message Aiken voters sent to their city council in Tuesday's GOP primary.

Correction
Thursday's editorial, "Pickups worth the cost," should have said two Augusta Commission committees voted unanimously to raise fees to continue twice-weekly trash pickups and that the full commission is expected to approve the measure Sept. 20. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Aiken on course
"Steady as she goes," appears to be the message Aiken voters sent to their city council in Tuesday's GOP primary.

Bush stops the buck

Correction

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."

A 'soldier's peace'
It's official now. The last Israeli troops pulled out of the Gaza Strip Monday, marking the end of the Jewish state's 38-year presence there.

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

A 'soldier's peace'
It's official now. The last Israeli troops pulled out of the Gaza Strip Monday, marking the end of the Jewish state's 38-year presence there.

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.

Aiken on course

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."

Rescue efforts reassessed

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

A 'soldier's peace'

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.

Pickups worth the cost

Jackson announces performers for Katrina benefit song
LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's publicist says eight performers so far have agreed to join a song to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims.

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.

Entertainers must remember to do their job, not bum us out
Am I the only one who thinks that the aftermath of Katrina is dour enough without the entertainment industry's adding to the angst?

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
NEW YORK - Britney Spears, who sang "I'm not a girl, not yet a woman," is now a mother - and she's "ecstatic" about it.

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

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.

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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.

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.

Entertainers must remember to do their job, not bum us out
Am I the only one who thinks that the aftermath of Katrina is dour enough without the entertainment industry's adding to the angst?

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.

Jackson announces performers for Katrina benefit song
LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's publicist says eight performers so far have agreed to join a song to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims.

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 - Britney Spears, who sang "I'm not a girl, not yet a woman," is now a mother - and she's "ecstatic" about it.

Mortgages rise for the first time in five weeks
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose for the first time in five weeks as investors awaited word from next week's meeting of the Federal Reserve on the future direction of mortgage rates.

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
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.

Mortgages rise for the first time in five weeks

Rising rates kept bond managers defensive

Mortgages rise for the first time in five weeks
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose for the first time in five weeks as investors awaited word from next week's meeting of the Federal Reserve on the future direction of mortgage rates.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Early-morning anglers foiled
Fishing is mostly about having fun, but on occasion it can be frustrating as well, as local anglers learned to their dismay Thursday on Strom Thurmond Lake.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Early-morning anglers foiled

Early-morning anglers foiled
Fishing is mostly about having fun, but on occasion it can be frustrating as well, as local anglers learned to their dismay Thursday on Strom Thurmond Lake.

Fishing Tournaments

Correct choice of trees vital for later enjoyment
As I have mentioned in this column, fall is an excellent time to plant woody ornamentals, particularly shade trees, but selecting the right tree is a challenge for many. Trees are planted for the long term, so correct selection is critical for success.

Swap is savvy way to build garden
If baseball card collectors can get together to trade their mint condition Chipper Joneses for Jason Giambis, why shouldn't gardeners be able to do the same?

Correct choice of trees vital for later enjoyment

Correct choice of trees vital for later enjoyment
As I have mentioned in this column, fall is an excellent time to plant woody ornamentals, particularly shade trees, but selecting the right tree is a challenge for many. Trees are planted for the long term, so correct selection is critical for success.

Swap is savvy way to build garden

Swap is savvy way to build garden
If baseball card collectors can get together to trade their mint condition Chipper Joneses for Jason Giambis, why shouldn't gardeners be able to do the same?

Ga. Tech looks to beef up running game
ATLANTA - P.J. Daniels is on his way to another 1,000-yard season for Georgia Tech.

Ga. Tech looks to beef up running game
ATLANTA - P.J. Daniels is on his way to another 1,000-yard season for Georgia Tech.

Ga. Tech looks to beef up running game

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.

Micheel slides back into tie at 84 Lumber Classic

Good field, bad dates for 84 Lumber Classic

Micheel slides back into tie at 84 Lumber Classic
FARMINGTON, Pa. - With three holes to play and a long run of below-par holes behind him, Shaun Micheel must have had that magic number - 59 - in mind Thursday at the 84 Classic Lumber Classic.

Micheel slides back into tie at 84 Lumber Classic
FARMINGTON, Pa. - With three holes to play and a long run of below-par holes behind him, Shaun Micheel must have had that magic number - 59 - in mind Thursday at the 84 Classic Lumber Classic.

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.

Week 5 Games

Radio Schedule

Player of the Week: Reggie Rice

Strong and silent type

Coaches Confidential

Strom Thurmond prepares for rematch

Curtis Baptist content with getting onto field

Key Matchups

Week 5 Games
At 7:30 p.m. unless listed

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.

Player of the Week: Reggie Rice
SCHOOL: Greenbrier

Radio Schedule
- 7:05 p.m.-Brentwood at Thomas Jefferson (WPEH-FM 92.1)

Curtis Baptist content with getting onto field
Let every other school worry about its win-loss record. Curtis Baptist is stoked to have a record.

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

Strong and silent type
Strom Thurmond football coach Lee Sawyer begins every game making an excuse for one of his best players.

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

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.

Strong and silent type
Strom Thurmond football coach Lee Sawyer begins every game making an excuse for one of his best players.

Key Matchups
LAST WEEK: Strom Thurmond defeated Laney, 34-14; South Aiken beat Lower Richland, 29-0

Curtis Baptist content with getting onto field
Let every other school worry about its win-loss record. Curtis Baptist is stoked to have a record.

Player of the Week: Reggie Rice
SCHOOL: Greenbrier

Key Matchups
LAST WEEK: Strom Thurmond defeated Laney, 34-14; South Aiken beat Lower Richland, 29-0

Week 5 Games
At 7:30 p.m. unless listed

Radio Schedule
- 7:05 p.m.-Brentwood at Thomas Jefferson (WPEH-FM 92.1)

It isn't heaven without best friend
Here's a story to get us to the weekend. It seems a man died and found himself walking along a dusty road.

It isn't heaven without best friend
Here's a story to get us to the weekend. It seems a man died and found himself walking along a dusty road.

Qualifying winds down
Augusta Commissioner Tommy Boyles threw his hat into the ring today to become Augusta's next mayor.

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.

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
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

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

Pat Robertson was using logic
The Rev. Pat Robertson got into trouble because he used logic in his ministry. A pastor cannot use logic in his teachings. If he could, the following questions need to be answered:Faber Hance, North Augusta, S.C.

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

Ed Tarver is a good man for the job
What an outstanding opportunity we will have on Sept. 20 to vote for Ed Tarver as our representative for state Senate District 22. His civic qualifications have been touted in great earnestness. Jane Howington, Augusta

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

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

Help the animal victims of Katrina
I would just like to point out that there are other victims of Hurricane Katrina that are at our mercy, and they are the poor animals. Whether they are beloved pets, animals in shelters or homeless, they all are suffering severely.Judy Ivey, Augusta

Ed Tarver is a good man for the job

Pat Robertson was using logic

Help the animal victims of Katrina
I would just like to point out that there are other victims of Hurricane Katrina that are at our mercy, and they are the poor animals. Whether they are beloved pets, animals in shelters or homeless, they all are suffering severely.Judy Ivey, Augusta

Commissioner is really a peacemaker

It's time to get your library card

Ed Tarver is a good man for the job
What an outstanding opportunity we will have on Sept. 20 to vote for Ed Tarver as our representative for state Senate District 22. His civic qualifications have been touted in great earnestness. Jane Howington, Augusta

Pat Robertson was using logic
The Rev. Pat Robertson got into trouble because he used logic in his ministry. A pastor cannot use logic in his teachings. If he could, the following questions need to be answered:Faber Hance, North Augusta, S.C.

Help the animal victims of Katrina

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

More hybrid choices offered to meet growing demand

Spring fashion trends are as clear as black and white

Living briefs

2006 Autos: What's new from each carmaker

Asian automakers unveil their new models

Hyundai recalls Elantra over air bag system

Southwest, the sea and Vegas Fashion Week themes

GM, Ford reveal new models to hold off Asian brands

Carmakers offer 'keyless' autos

Fashion Week includes designs inspired by architecture

Shish kebab is unifying meal of traditional on-the-go food

Trends for spring include tiered skirts, higher waists

2006 Autos: What's new from each carmaker
Two words describe the new 2006 cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles: power and utility.

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

GM, Ford reveal new models to hold off Asian brands
FRANKFURT, Germany - General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. introduced a slew of new vehicles Tuesday intended to boost sluggish sales in Europe, saying good design and cost-cutting are key to combatting increased competition from Asia.

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.

Southwest, the sea and Vegas Fashion Week themes
NEW YORK - Michael Kors stirred things up at New York Fashion Week, adding some adobe spice to his Southwest-themed spring collection, which included gauchos, camouflage and an "O'Keeffe jacket."

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.

Carmakers offer 'keyless' autos
Drivers aren't exactly clamoring to get rid of their car keys. But automakers are doing it anyway.

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.

Southwest, the sea and Vegas Fashion Week themes
NEW YORK - Michael Kors stirred things up at New York Fashion Week, adding some adobe spice to his Southwest-themed spring collection, which included gauchos, camouflage and an "O'Keeffe jacket."

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

Trends for spring include tiered skirts, higher waists
NEW YORK - Naomi Campbell opened Anna Sui's fashion show carrying a parasol and wearing a blue, pink and white chiffon dress with spaghetti straps. She finished in an Art Deco sequined evening dress.

Shish kebab is unifying meal of traditional on-the-go food
It can be argued that aside from the bone, the best thing that has happened to meat is the stick.

Shish kebab is unifying meal of traditional on-the-go food
It can be argued that aside from the bone, the best thing that has happened to meat is the stick.

2006 Autos: What's new from each carmaker
Two words describe the new 2006 cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles: power and utility.

More hybrid choices offered to meet growing demand
David Miller used to drive a Jeep. But when he recently replaced his four-wheel-drive Grand Cherokee, he chose a new kind of sport utility vehicle: the Ford Escape Hybrid.

More hybrid choices offered to meet growing demand
David Miller used to drive a Jeep. But when he recently replaced his four-wheel-drive Grand Cherokee, he chose a new kind of sport utility vehicle: the Ford Escape Hybrid.

Asian automakers unveil their new models
FRANKFURT, Germany - China's burgeoning auto industry roared into the Frankfurt auto show, eager to create a splash with its new models and make inroads into competitive European and North American markets.

Carmakers offer 'keyless' autos
Drivers aren't exactly clamoring to get rid of their car keys. But automakers are doing it anyway.

Trends for spring include tiered skirts, higher waists
NEW YORK - Naomi Campbell opened Anna Sui's fashion show carrying a parasol and wearing a blue, pink and white chiffon dress with spaghetti straps. She finished in an Art Deco sequined evening dress.

Asian automakers unveil their new models
FRANKFURT, Germany - China's burgeoning auto industry roared into the Frankfurt auto show, eager to create a splash with its new models and make inroads into competitive European and North American markets.

Hyundai recalls Elantra over air bag system
WASHINGTON - Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday it would recall 240,000 Elantra sedans because the computer that operates the air bag system could confuse a child seat for an adult in the front passenger seat.

GM, Ford reveal new models to hold off Asian brands
FRANKFURT, Germany - General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. introduced a slew of new vehicles Tuesday intended to boost sluggish sales in Europe, saying good design and cost-cutting are key to combatting increased competition from Asia.

Hyundai recalls Elantra over air bag system
WASHINGTON - Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday it would recall 240,000 Elantra sedans because the computer that operates the air bag system could confuse a child seat for an adult in the front passenger seat.

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.

Report blames crash on disoriented pilot

Wadley's financial troubles reveal unpaid bills, leniency
WADLEY, Ga. - The balance sheet might not look good, but this tiny city southwest of Augusta isn't admitting defeat.

Kid of the Day
Taylor Johnae Allen 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.

Arts in the Heart packed with events

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.

Across the area
A young man taking part in a Fort Gordon challenge program pleaded guilty Thursday to an assault that lead to another young man's death.

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.

Reductions sought at SRS
AIKEN - The company that runs Savannah River Site is looking for workers who want to leave, which could reduce the number of employees it has to lay off.

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.

Ways you can help hurricane victims

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

Patient grows up to be nurse
It was seemingly in the stars for Melanie Jewett to grow up and care for sick infants as a nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit.

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.

Plans shift focus onto businesses
One resident of Furys Ferry Road recently referred to it as the "CPOD monster'' at a Sept. 1 public hearing.

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

Church satisfies evacuees' appetites
Phyllis "Queen" Matthews left most of her belongings in her New Orleans home, but she managed to bring a little Mardi Gras spirit to Augusta to help her through the tough times.

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.

In search of higher education
High school students fill up the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center during the CSRA College Night.

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.

Across the region
ATLANTA - A Fulton County sheriff's deputy shot an inmate who scuffled with another deputy at Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta on Tuesday night, authorities said.

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.

Patient grows up to be nurse

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.

Local sheriff's deputies go to Mississippi

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.

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

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

Church satisfies evacuees' appetites
Phyllis "Queen" Matthews left most of her belongings in her New Orleans home, but she managed to bring a little Mardi Gras spirit to Augusta to help her through the tough times.

Rants and Raves
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Reductions sought at SRS
AIKEN - The company that runs Savannah River Site is looking for workers who want to leave, which could reduce the number of employees it has to lay off.

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.

Surviving cancer gave teacher new energies
Personal tragedy and perseverance helped Leeann Fleischauer attain the top teaching honor in Columbia County.

S.C Circuit judge dies in car accident

School retreat stresses ethics
The Richmond County school board needs a code of ethics, board member Ken Echols said near the close of a retreat Thursday night.

Man gets deal in raccoon shooting

Plans shift focus onto businesses
One resident of Furys Ferry Road recently referred to it as the "CPOD monster'' at a Sept. 1 public hearing.

FBI agent is cleared in man's death

Local sheriff's deputies go to Mississippi
Sheriff's deputies from Richmond and Columbia counties will head to Mississippi this morning to lend a hand to law enforcement in an area ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, officials said.

Schools' bus fund studied

School retreat stresses ethics
The Richmond County school board needs a code of ethics, board member Ken Echols said near the close of a retreat Thursday night.

Aiken voters split on growth

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

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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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.

Shepard rules in majority's favor majority

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.

Robin Williams gets 10 year sentence

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

Wadley's financial troubles reveal unpaid bills, leniency

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.

Correction

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.

Voting changes await legal rule

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.

Local sheriff's deputies go to Mississippi
Sheriff's deputies from Richmond and Columbia counties will head to Mississippi this morning to lend a hand to law enforcement in an area ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, officials said.

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.

Across the region

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.

Correction
- Thursday's roundup of local hurricane assistance efforts said the United House of Prayer would sponsor a lunch for hurricane evacuees at May Park today. The lunch was Thursday.

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.

Robin Williams gets 10 year sentence
Robin Williams once spent a decade representing Augusta in the Georgia House of Representatives. Now he will spend the next 10 years in a federal prison cell for health care fraud, U.S. District Court Judge Dudley Bowen determined Thursday.

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.

Wadley's financial troubles reveal unpaid bills, leniency
WADLEY, Ga. - The balance sheet might not look good, but this tiny city southwest of Augusta isn't admitting defeat.

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

Anderson man jailed in stalking case
A South Carolina man was extradited to Richmond County on Wednesday after he was arrested in Anderson, S.C., earlier this week.

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.

Across the area
A young man taking part in a Fort Gordon challenge program pleaded guilty Thursday to an assault that lead to another young man's death.

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.

Correction
- Thursday's roundup of local hurricane assistance efforts said the United House of Prayer would sponsor a lunch for hurricane evacuees at May Park today. The lunch was Thursday.

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.

Shepard rules in majority's favor majority
Candidates for Augusta municipal offices must get a majority of the votes cast, rather than a plurality, to win, City Attorney Stephen Shepard said in an opinion issued Thursday.

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.

Arts in the Heart packed with events
WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday

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.

In search of higher education
High school students fill up the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center during the CSRA College Night.

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

Robin Williams gets 10 year sentence
Robin Williams once spent a decade representing Augusta in the Georgia House of Representatives. Now he will spend the next 10 years in a federal prison cell for health care fraud, U.S. District Court Judge Dudley Bowen determined Thursday.

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.

Patient grows up to be nurse
It was seemingly in the stars for Melanie Jewett to grow up and care for sick infants as a nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit.

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.

Anderson man jailed in stalking case
A South Carolina man was extradited to Richmond County on Wednesday after he was arrested in Anderson, S.C., earlier this week.

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.

Surviving cancer gave teacher new energies
Personal tragedy and perseverance helped Leeann Fleischauer attain the top teaching honor in Columbia County.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Shepard rules in majority's favor majority
Candidates for Augusta municipal offices must get a majority of the votes cast, rather than a plurality, to win, City Attorney Stephen Shepard said in an opinion issued Thursday.

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.

Arts in the Heart packed with events
WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday

Plans shift focus onto businesses

Correction
- Thursday's roundup of local hurricane assistance efforts said the United House of Prayer would sponsor a lunch for hurricane evacuees at May Park today. The lunch was Thursday.

School retreat stresses ethics

Kid of the Day
Taylor Johnae Allen is today's Kid of the Day.

Panel hears talk on rail line

Across the area
A young man taking part in a Fort Gordon challenge program pleaded guilty Thursday to an assault that lead to another young man's death.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Anderson man jailed in stalking case

Kid of the Day

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Food pantry's dinner will benefit needy

Across the area

Man says roach cooked in meal

In search of higher education

Evacuees catch up on health care needs

Reductions sought at SRS

Work will solve issues of safety

Surviving cancer gave teacher new energies

Correction

Across the region

Drive-offs fall at fuel stations

Church satisfies evacuees' appetites

Richmond County tries to limit speeding

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 area

Ways you can help hurricane victims

Kid of the Day

He would never say it, but Merriweather should start
This is definitely not an original thought, but sometimes you just feel like smacking Tommy Bowden upside the head hoping to knock some sense into the Clemson football coach.

He would never say it, but Merriweather should start
This is definitely not an original thought, but sometimes you just feel like smacking Tommy Bowden upside the head hoping to knock some sense into the Clemson football coach.

Robert Wise, director of 'Sound of Music,' dead at 91
LOS ANGELES - During his half-century career, Robert Wise was nominated for seven Academy Awards, had hits in a variety of genres and worked with Orson Welles on "Citizen Kane."

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.

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.

Robert Wise, director of 'Sound of Music,' dead at 91
LOS ANGELES - During his half-century career, Robert Wise was nominated for seven Academy Awards, had hits in a variety of genres and worked with Orson Welles on "Citizen Kane."

Junebug' is a family profile filled with unexpected twists

Robert Wise, director of 'Sound of Music,' dead at 91

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.

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

Concert calendar
RICKEY SMILEY: Saturday, Bell Auditorium

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.

Concert calendar

Foo Fighters are still ready to rock, but softly as well
LOS ANGELES - Dave Grohl, who describes himself as a 36-year-old teenager, may be growing up.

Sonic Spotlight
Drew Clemons is this week's Sonic Spotlight

Foo Fighters are still ready to rock, but softly as well
LOS ANGELES - Dave Grohl, who describes himself as a 36-year-old teenager, may be growing up.

Foo Fighters are still ready to rock, but softly as well

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

Singer-songwriter finalists face music

Concert calendar
RICKEY SMILEY: Saturday, Bell Auditorium

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.

Sonic Spotlight
Drew Clemons is this week's Sonic Spotlight

Sonic Spotlight

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.

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

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

Drivers will not change strategy

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.

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

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.

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: Mathis out for season with injury

Falcons fueled by fiery Mora

Mathis injures knee, out for Sunday's game

Mr. Jeffrey Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl D. Rampe    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. La'Rickey L. Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jayden I. Smyre    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Louise Carpenter    (GREENSBORO, VT)

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

Mr. Earl D. Rampe    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles N. Thomas    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Minnie L. Kitchens    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Gene L. Williams    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Dr. Gordon Nichols, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Wimberly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Elder Willis "Bill" Bell, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Marian Franklin    (MONTGOMERY, AL.)

Mrs. Dorothy Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jason Connor Tuccitto    (HOOD, Texas)

Dr. Kathleen T. Brown, Ph.D.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Jasmine Nicole Buff    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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

Mr. Michael Bynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SGT Victor Gonzalez    (KILLEEN, TX)

Mr. Alfred L. Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Aray T. Darden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

SGT Victor Gonzalez    (KILLEEN, TX)

Mrs. Diana Jean Eve    (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Benny Newsome    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Holmes-Seymour    (JAMAICA, N.Y.)

Mrs. Gloria Ritchie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jeffery Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Wilmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Hulon Windsor    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Aray T. Darden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Minnie L. Kitchens    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene L. Williams    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Lee Turner    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Benny Newsome    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Mae Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Lee Turner    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Rufus Lee    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Hagins Waters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Louise Carpenter    (GREENSBORO, VT)

Mrs. Diana Jean Eve    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Love    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Marion Dawson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Marion Dawson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Aray T. Darden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Alberta McKenzie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Marian Franklin    (MONTGOMERY, AL.)

Mrs. Helen Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SGT Victor Gonzalez    (KILLEEN, TX)

Mr. Louis D. Nava    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Hagins Waters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Gordon Nichols, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Dr. Gordon Nichols, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Palmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Matkovich    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. La'Rickey L. Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Oswald Allen    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Young Soo Choe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Palmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Turner    (THOMASVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Elder Willis "Bill" Bell, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dr. Kathleen T. Brown, Ph.D.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Bynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jasmine Nicole Buff    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred L. Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jayden I. Smyre    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SGT Victor Gonzalez    (KILLEEN, TX)

Mrs. Hazel Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Holmes-Seymour    (JAMAICA, N.Y.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Hulon Windsor    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Samuel Wimberly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Love    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles N. Thomas    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Jason Connor Tuccitto    (HOOD, Texas)

Mr. John Matkovich    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Turner    (THOMASVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. David Wilmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rufus Lee    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Oswald Allen    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Hazel Anderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Louis D. Nava    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Carver Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Alberta McKenzie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Carver Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Mae Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Aray T. Darden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Gordon Nichols, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Gloria Ritchie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Young Soo Choe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. Gordon Nichols, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Rufus Lee (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Hulon Windsor (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Benny Newsome (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene L. Williams (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Alfred L. Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jason Connor Tuccitto (HOOD, Texas)

Elder Willis "Bill" Bell, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Charles N. Thomas (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Laura Palmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jo Ann Kraft (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Jasmine Nicole Buff (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

SGT Victor Gonzalez (KILLEEN, TX)

Mrs. Sarah Love (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Samuel Wimberly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Louise Carpenter (GREENSBORO, VT)

Mr. John Matkovich (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Young Soo Choe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Alberta McKenzie (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jeffrey Howard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Howard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Diana Jean Eve (MACON, Ga.)

Dr. Gordon Nichols, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Marian Franklin (MONTGOMERY, AL.)

Mr. Michael Bynes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Jayden I. Smyre (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Kathleen T. Brown, Ph.D. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Marion Dawson (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. David Wilmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Mae Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rosa Holmes-Seymour (JAMAICA, N.Y.)

Mrs. Bertha Turner (THOMASVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. La'Rickey L. Sanders (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Carver Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SGT Victor Gonzalez (KILLEEN, TX)

Mrs. Gladys Hagins Waters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Lee Turner (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Helen Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Anderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Minnie L. Kitchens (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

First week's struggles, injuries loom large

Overtime

'Night of Fire' will live up to name at strip

Area Announcements

Gold Cup draws No. 1 player

Young skipper sails to a championship

Honor triggers memories for two local men

Overtime

Area Announcements

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.

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.

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.

'Night of Fire' will live up to name at strip
Saturday night, Bob Motz will return to Carolina Dragway to rekindle an old flame.

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

Gold Cup draws No. 1 player
Tiger Woods won his fourth Masters Tournament in April and regained his spot as No. 1 in the world.

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.

'Night of Fire' will live up to name at strip
Saturday night, Bob Motz will return to Carolina Dragway to rekindle an old flame.

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

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

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

Overtime
Jan Cross, of West Lake Country Club, won her fourth CSRA Women's Golf Association 54-Hole Championship, moving her to within one victory of the all-time record in the 43-year-old tournament.

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.

Gold Cup draws No. 1 player
Tiger Woods won his fourth Masters Tournament in April and regained his spot as No. 1 in the world.

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.

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.

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
Jan Cross, of West Lake Country Club, won her fourth CSRA Women's Golf Association 54-Hole Championship, moving her to within one victory of the all-time record in the 43-year-old tournament.

Falcons: Mathis out for season with injury
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - This week can't end soon enough for Atlanta Falcons cornerback Kevin Mathis.

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.

Falcons: Mathis out for season with injury
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - This week can't end soon enough for Atlanta Falcons cornerback Kevin Mathis.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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):

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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):

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.

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

Around the block

Newcomers to area get a warm welcome

Adventurous woman realizes her dream of being an artist

For the record

Program's goal is to develop young leaders

Reunions

Lunch menu

Chaste Tree is quiet, convenient

Restaurant ratings

Milestones

Across the river

Contestant in senior pageant hopes she never wins

He would never say it, but Merriweather should start

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'

Emmys, host to mark Katrina's devastation
LOS ANGELES - Emmy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres and executive producer Ken Ehrlich might be the perfect team for Sunday's ceremony: They're both Emmy veterans who have paid serious dues.

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.

Emmys, host to mark Katrina's devastation
LOS ANGELES - Emmy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres and executive producer Ken Ehrlich might be the perfect team for Sunday's ceremony: They're both Emmy veterans who have paid serious dues.

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.

Emmys, host to mark Katrina's devastation

Jackson announces performers for Katrina benefit song

Club calendar

Applause calendar

Entertainers must remember to do their job, not bum us out

Music, dancing, snacks fill new Club 20

Spotted

People in the News

People in the News

Russell Crowe seeks reduction in charge

'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.

'Bambi' grows into force as tackle for Georgia

Richt still looking for balance in UGA's offense
ATHENS, Ga. - With No. 7 Georgia's first two games examined as a whole, its offense would not seem to be a cause for concern.

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.

Richt still looking for balance in UGA's offense

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.

Bulldogs need freshmen to play

Richt still looking for balance in UGA's offense
ATHENS, Ga. - With No. 7 Georgia's first two games examined as a whole, its offense would not seem to be a cause for concern.

'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.

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.