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.

Iconic 'Autumn Moon' arrives for repeat performance

Iconic 'Autumn Moon' arrives for repeat performance
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - As the moon rose in the evening sky, a crowd gathered at Glacier Point to relive an iconic scene captured by photographer Ansel Adams more than 50 years ago.

New 'Godfather' novel expected next year

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.

Iconic 'Autumn Moon' arrives for repeat performance
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - As the moon rose in the evening sky, a crowd gathered at Glacier Point to relive an iconic scene captured by photographer Ansel Adams more than 50 years ago.

Cubs top Cardinals, 5-3
CHICAGO - The St. Louis Cardinals' wait to celebrate continues. One day after clinching their fourth NL Central division title in six years, the Cardinals kept the champagne corked again Friday after losing 5-3 to the Chicago Cubs.

Cubs top Cardinals, 5-3

Nationals slide by Mets, 6-5 in 10 innings

Cubs top Cardinals, 5-3
CHICAGO - The St. Louis Cardinals' wait to celebrate continues. One day after clinching their fourth NL Central division title in six years, the Cardinals kept the champagne corked again Friday after losing 5-3 to the Chicago Cubs.

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.

It isn't heaven without best friend

Braves avoids sweep with win

Atlanta hurler accepts his fate
NEW YORK - Retirement never crossed Mike Hampton's mind this week. But the rough road of rehab ahead certainly has, the Atlanta starter said Friday afternoon at Shea Stadium.

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

Atlanta hurler accepts his fate

Tommy John surgery looms for Hampton

Atlanta hurler accepts his fate
NEW YORK - Retirement never crossed Mike Hampton's mind this week. But the rough road of rehab ahead certainly has, the Atlanta starter said Friday afternoon at Shea Stadium.

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

Pedro outduels Smoltz again
NEW YORK - By most critical accounts, the best Rocky films are the original and the the fourth.

Pedro outduels Smoltz again

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.

Pedro outduels Smoltz again
NEW YORK - By most critical accounts, the best Rocky films are the original and the the fourth.

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.

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.

USDA plan would close farm service offices

President search is narrowed
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce is down to a "short list" of candidates for president, and the organization's chairman said a decision should be made in four to six weeks.

OPEC may raise production
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Faced with increasing international pressure to lower oil prices, OPEC ministers gathering in Vienna, Austria, this weekend will attempt to convince consumers they are doing all they can to keep the market well-supplied and prices stable.

Market climbs after upgrades
NEW YORK - Stocks gained Friday, narrowing the week's losses as the energy and basic materials sectors improved and Dow components Exxon Mobil Corp. and Intel Corp. climbed on upgrades.

Rivals may copy United's strategy

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.

Katrina's costs will just swell government borrowing

Authority backing aids tissue plant

Market climbs after upgrades

OPEC may raise production
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Faced with increasing international pressure to lower oil prices, OPEC ministers gathering in Vienna, Austria, this weekend will attempt to convince consumers they are doing all they can to keep the market well-supplied and prices stable.

OPEC may raise production

'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 ...

President search is narrowed

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.

Stocks nearly still as investors wait

Katrina's costs will just swell government borrowing
WASHINGTON - How much it will cost to clear the debris, detoxify the water, house the homeless and rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast after the Katrina catastrophe is still anyone's guess, but it's clear who's going to pay for most of it: Future generations.

'The Ethics Guy' shares principles

Katrina's costs will just swell government borrowing
WASHINGTON - How much it will cost to clear the debris, detoxify the water, house the homeless and rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast after the Katrina catastrophe is still anyone's guess, but it's clear who's going to pay for most of it: Future generations.

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.

Market climbs after upgrades
NEW YORK - Stocks gained Friday, narrowing the week's losses as the energy and basic materials sectors improved and Dow components Exxon Mobil Corp. and Intel Corp. climbed on upgrades.

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.

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.

Rivals may copy United's strategy
CHICAGO - Costly, contentious and twice as long as expected, United Airlines' bankruptcy restructuring seems an unlikely role model for Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. as they begin their overhauls in Chapter 11.

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

Rivals may copy United's strategy
CHICAGO - Costly, contentious and twice as long as expected, United Airlines' bankruptcy restructuring seems an unlikely role model for Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. as they begin their overhauls in Chapter 11.

'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 ...

President search is narrowed
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce is down to a "short list" of candidates for president, and the organization's chairman said a decision should be made in four to six weeks.

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.

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.

Auburn seeking right offensive mix

Meyer to receive rivalry baptism

Meyer to receive rivalry baptism
Florida coach Urban Meyer is still feeling his way around the Southeastern Conference when it comes to gauging the Gators' biggest rivals. He has a pretty good idea, but until he begins to experience them for his own, he'll remain a little unsure.

Blue Devils need to get offense turned around

Meyer, Gators try to measure up against Vols
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Urban Meyer won several key games at Bowling Green and Utah, beating rivals, ranked teams and bowl opponents.

Blue Devils need to get offense turned around
DURHAM, N.C. - Duke's offensive output against Virginia Tech was downright pathetic, the worst in recorded school history. A grand total of 35 yards on 53 plays. Ten punts. Two fumbles and an interception.

Blue Devils need to get offense turned around
DURHAM, N.C. - Duke's offensive output against Virginia Tech was downright pathetic, the worst in recorded school history. A grand total of 35 yards on 53 plays. Ten punts. Two fumbles and an interception.

Meyer to receive rivalry baptism
Florida coach Urban Meyer is still feeling his way around the Southeastern Conference when it comes to gauging the Gators' biggest rivals. He has a pretty good idea, but until he begins to experience them for his own, he'll remain a little unsure.

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

Science to Go!

Paying the price
It's been said that white collar crime isn't as serious as violent crime because white collar criminals don't hurt anybody.

Science to Go!
Like other school systems across the nation, those in our two state area are being forced to cut back on field trips as a way to deal with budget-busting soaring gas prices.

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

Aiken on course

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.

Correction

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

Paying the price
It's been said that white collar crime isn't as serious as violent crime because white collar criminals don't hurt anybody.

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.

Science to Go!
Like other school systems across the nation, those in our two state area are being forced to cut back on field trips as a way to deal with budget-busting soaring gas prices.

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.

Paying the price

A 'soldier's peace'

Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney split
NEW YORK - Renee Zellweger, who has filed for an annulment from husband Kenny Chesney after just four months of marriage, says the couple "hope to experience this transition as privately as possible."

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
NEW YORK - Angelina Jolie, the tattooed actress and U.N. goodwill ambassador, is the new face of luxury apparel label St. John.

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?

People in the News
NEW YORK - Angelina Jolie, the tattooed actress and U.N. goodwill ambassador, is the new face of luxury apparel label St. John.

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.

Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney split
NEW YORK - Renee Zellweger, who has filed for an annulment from husband Kenny Chesney after just four months of marriage, says the couple "hope to experience this transition as privately as possible."

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?

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.

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.

Investing overseas could help your portfolio
NEW YORK - While U.S. indexes dully waver within a minuscule range, overseas markets are on fire.

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.

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.

Report: Cable broadband prices jump, while DSL declines

Investing overseas could help your portfolio
NEW YORK - While U.S. indexes dully waver within a minuscule range, overseas markets are on fire.

Investing overseas could help your portfolio

Mortgages rise for the first time in five weeks

Report: Cable broadband prices jump, while DSL declines
NEW YORK - The price gap between cable broadband service and phone carriers' digital subscriber lines widened to an all-time high in August, according to a survey by SG Cowen.

Report: Cable broadband prices jump, while DSL declines
NEW YORK - The price gap between cable broadband service and phone carriers' digital subscriber lines widened to an all-time high in August, according to a survey by SG Cowen.

Fishing Tournaments

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.

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
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.

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.

Swap is savvy way to build garden

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.

Correct choice of trees vital for later enjoyment

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?

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
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.

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

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.

Micheel slides back into tie at 84 Lumber Classic

Gilder matches tourney, course record
HUNT VALLEY, Md. - Bob Gilder tied the tournament and course record with an 8-under 64 Friday for a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the Constellation Energy Classic.

Gilder matches tourney, course record

Gilder matches tourney, course record
HUNT VALLEY, Md. - Bob Gilder tied the tournament and course record with an 8-under 64 Friday for a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the Constellation Energy Classic.

Fuller's big plays lead to victory

Lincoln County in the victory column

Player of the Week: Reggie Rice

Radio Schedule

Bulldogs run wild over Musketeers

Friday night prep football scores

Big mistakes keep Hornets on the ground

Bulldogs grind out win vs. Razorbacks

Wildcats' big rally results in region win

Late scare can't beat Wolfpack

Curtis Baptist content with getting onto field

Warriors keep unbeaten record

Strong and silent type

Young, Spartans rush past 'Dogs

Patriots' heart not enough for victory

Coaches Confidential

Key Matchups

Week 5 Games

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

Lincoln County in the victory column
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Not since coach Lewis Surls' Lincoln County team went 0-10 in 1954 had the Red Devils began a season with four consecutive losses.

Warriors keep unbeaten record
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Shooting fireworks after the homecoming game has become tradition at Jefferson County.

Patriots' heart not enough for victory
GREENSBORO, Ga. - On orders from his wife's doctors, Gerald Barnes returned to his coaching post for the evening.

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

Wildcats' big rally results in region win
LANEY 36, Monticello 26

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

Friday night prep football scores
Georgia

Friday night prep football scores
Georgia

Late scare can't beat Wolfpack
Greenbrier hung on after a last minute offensive strike from Evans on Friday night to escape from Blanchard Stadium with a 16-9 win.

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

Player of the Week: Reggie Rice
SCHOOL: Greenbrier

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.

Bulldogs run wild over Musketeers
When Richmond Academy coach Jamie Echols looked at the tape from last week's loss and saw the amount of yards the interior of his defense gave up, he thought it was something Benedictine had done.

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

Bulldogs run wild over Musketeers
When Richmond Academy coach Jamie Echols looked at the tape from last week's loss and saw the amount of yards the interior of his defense gave up, he thought it was something Benedictine had done.

Young, Spartans rush past 'Dogs
Ricky Young ran for 114 yards on 16 carries, and Glenn Hills held Butler in check in the second half, claiming a 21-6 victory Friday at Bulldog Stadium in the Region 3-AAA North opener for both teams.

Fuller's big plays lead to victory
AIKEN - It was another Strom Thurmond game where a quarterback stole the show with his feet. Except this time it wasn't Coco Hillary.

Bulldogs grind out win vs. Razorbacks
THOMSON - Cross Creek had too much ground to make up in the end against Thomson.

Warriors keep unbeaten record
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Shooting fireworks after the homecoming game has become tradition at Jefferson County.

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

Bulldogs grind out win vs. Razorbacks
THOMSON - Cross Creek had too much ground to make up in the end against Thomson.

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.

Patriots' heart not enough for victory
GREENSBORO, Ga. - On orders from his wife's doctors, Gerald Barnes returned to his coaching post for the evening.

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

Young, Spartans rush past 'Dogs
Ricky Young ran for 114 yards on 16 carries, and Glenn Hills held Butler in check in the second half, claiming a 21-6 victory Friday at Bulldog Stadium in the Region 3-AAA North opener for both teams.

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

Big mistakes keep Hornets on the ground
COLUMBIA - Aiken head coach Carey Johnson had been preaching after his team's first three wins that the Hornets would have to cut down on turnovers and penalties if they were to continue their success.

Player of the Week: Reggie Rice
SCHOOL: Greenbrier

Lincoln County in the victory column
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Not since coach Lewis Surls' Lincoln County team went 0-10 in 1954 had the Red Devils began a season with four consecutive losses.

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

Wildcats' big rally results in region win
LANEY 36, Monticello 26

Big mistakes keep Hornets on the ground
COLUMBIA - Aiken head coach Carey Johnson had been preaching after his team's first three wins that the Hornets would have to cut down on turnovers and penalties if they were to continue their success.

Late scare can't beat Wolfpack
Greenbrier hung on after a last minute offensive strike from Evans on Friday night to escape from Blanchard Stadium with a 16-9 win.

Fuller's big plays lead to victory
AIKEN - It was another Strom Thurmond game where a quarterback stole the show with his feet. Except this time it wasn't Coco Hillary.

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

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.

Police release sketch of shooter
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office released a composite sketch Saturday of a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man who died Sept. 12.

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

Help the animal victims of Katrina

Is Bush crazy like a fox on energy?

Is Bush crazy like a fox on energy?
Every year in the past four decades, we have been told our infrastructure for refining oil into gasoline and distributing it throughout the lower 48 states can't keep up with demand, which forces sometimes drastic increases in fuel prices.Nathan Kirby, Augusta

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

Elect Ed Tarver to state Senate
On Sept. 20, voters in District 22 will vote to determine who will represent them as their state senator.Quincy L. Robertson, Augusta

Pat Robertson was using logic

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

Ed Tarver is a good man for the job

Katrina blame game is sad and shameful
Sadly, even in times of national tragedy, those on the left cannot avoid using hateful political and racial rhetoric.Robert E. Smock, Hephzibah

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.

Elect Ed Tarver to state Senate
On Sept. 20, voters in District 22 will vote to determine who will represent them as their state senator.Quincy L. Robertson, Augusta

Elect Ed Tarver to state Senate

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

Katrina blame game is sad and shameful
Sadly, even in times of national tragedy, those on the left cannot avoid using hateful political and racial rhetoric.Robert E. Smock, Hephzibah

Is Bush crazy like a fox on energy?
Every year in the past four decades, we have been told our infrastructure for refining oil into gasoline and distributing it throughout the lower 48 states can't keep up with demand, which forces sometimes drastic increases in fuel prices.Nathan Kirby, 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

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.

Katrina blame game is sad and shameful

2006 Autos: What's new from each carmaker

More hybrid choices offered to meet growing demand

Trends for spring include tiered skirts, higher waists

Fashion Week does white in many different ways

Hyundai recalls Elantra over air bag system

Zac Posen and Vera Wang strut to a different beat

Carmakers offer 'keyless' autos

Chrysler recalling Jeep Grand Cherokees

GM, Ford reveal new models to hold off Asian brands

Southwest, the sea and Vegas Fashion Week themes

Living briefs

Asian automakers unveil their new models

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

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.

Zac Posen and Vera Wang strut to a different beat
NEW YORK - Zac Posen and Vera Wang energized the runways at New York Fashion Week with some of the edgiest designs that buyers, editors and retailers have seen so far for spring.

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

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

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.

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.

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."

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

Zac Posen and Vera Wang strut to a different beat
NEW YORK - Zac Posen and Vera Wang energized the runways at New York Fashion Week with some of the edgiest designs that buyers, editors and retailers have seen so far for spring.

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.

Chrysler recalling Jeep Grand Cherokees
WASHINGTON - DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group said Friday it would recall more than 100,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles because water contamination of the transmission fluid could lead to fires under the hood.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chrysler recalling Jeep Grand Cherokees
WASHINGTON - DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group said Friday it would recall more than 100,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles because water contamination of the transmission fluid could lead to fires under the hood.

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.

Fashion Week does white in many different ways
NEW YORK - Vera Wang went to college to study art, and she successfully draws from that knowledge in her fashion designs.

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 does white in many different ways
NEW YORK - Vera Wang went to college to study art, and she successfully draws from that knowledge in her fashion designs.

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.

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.

Virtual tools spare patients
As Sean Sheff gripped the endoscope and maneuvered through the patient's bowels, his colleagues cheered him on.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Four in race for Augusta mayor
Augusta Commissioner Tommy Boyles threw his hat in the ring Friday to become Augusta's next mayor. Interim Mayor Willie Mays waited until the last minute to qualify for the mayor's race, just before the 4:30 p.m. deadline.

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.

Virtual tools spare patients

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

Feds have dibs on Navy school use
ATHENS, Ga. - Redeveloping the Navy Supply Corps School in the middle of this college town could turn into a political controversy, especially if a federal agency decides it wants the property for unpopular reasons, federal officials said.

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.

Festival shows spirit of islands
A perfect reflection of its Pacific Islands theme, this year's Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival opened to warm weather, welcome smiles and the sound of not-so-distant drums.

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.

Hurricane donations might hurt charities

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

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.

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

School traffic crowds area roads
Just as planners don't build parking lots to accommodate the bloated Christmas traffic, Chris Bland says designers don't construct roadways specifically for the short-lived back-to-school rush.

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

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.

Gas cap lock sales climb
The spike in gasoline prices after Hurricane Katrina has caused a run at some local auto parts stores on locking gas caps, commonly used to prevent people from stealing gasoline from fuel tanks.

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

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

Across South Carolina

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area

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.

POW, MIA ceremony gets emotional

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.

Four in race for Augusta mayor
Augusta Commissioner Tommy Boyles threw his hat in the ring Friday to become Augusta's next mayor. Interim Mayor Willie Mays waited until the last minute to qualify for the mayor's race, just before the 4:30 p.m. deadline.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

School retreat stresses ethics

Ways you can help hurricane victims

Around town
This is another busy weekend for the area with the international flair of Arts in the Heart of Augusta to the excitement of the polo matches in Aiken.

Across the area

Kid of the Day
Misty King is today's Kid of the Day.

Robin Williams gets 10 year sentence

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A growing number of pupils in South Carolina schools are learning English as a second language, which poses challenges to districts who must test the children.

In search of higher education

Duncan Drugs could be liquidated
The receiver for Duncan Fordham's pharmacy asked a judge Friday for the authority to sell its assets.

Patient grows up to be nurse

5 soldiers of Revolution are honored
Dressed in blue and tan colonial garb and carrying replicas of the muskets and swords used by the men they were there to honor, members of the Georgia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution unveiled five bronze plaques in St. Paul's Episcopal Church cemetery on Friday, in remembrance of some of Georgia's earliest patriots.

Reductions sought at SRS

Feds have dibs on Navy school use
ATHENS, Ga. - Redeveloping the Navy Supply Corps School in the middle of this college town could turn into a political controversy, especially if a federal agency decides it wants the property for unpopular reasons, federal officials said.

Wadley's financial troubles reveal unpaid bills, leniency

Kid of the Day
Misty King is today's Kid of the Day.

Surviving cancer gave teacher new energies

Across Georgia
AUSTELL - A firearms instructor who accidentally shot and killed a police trainee at the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy has been identified as Cobb County Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Albert Jackson.

Arts in the Heart packed with events

5 soldiers of Revolution are honored

Across the region

Around town

Correction

Feds have dibs on Navy school use

Local sheriff's deputies go to Mississippi

Fiery crash

Church satisfies evacuees' appetites

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.

Plans shift focus onto businesses

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Shepard rules in majority's favor majority

Duncan Drugs could be liquidated
The receiver for Duncan Fordham's pharmacy asked a judge Friday for the authority to sell its assets.

Kid of the Day

5 soldiers of Revolution are honored
Dressed in blue and tan colonial garb and carrying replicas of the muskets and swords used by the men they were there to honor, members of the Georgia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution unveiled five bronze plaques in St. Paul's Episcopal Church cemetery on Friday, in remembrance of some of Georgia's earliest patriots.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Anderson man jailed in stalking case

POW, MIA ceremony gets emotional
One by one, military personnel, friends and family walked by a wooden cross standing before a Fort Gordon memorial.

Festival shows spirit of islands
A perfect reflection of its Pacific Islands theme, this year's Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival opened to warm weather, welcome smiles and the sound of not-so-distant drums.

Gas cap lock sales climb
The spike in gasoline prices after Hurricane Katrina has caused a run at some local auto parts stores on locking gas caps, commonly used to prevent people from stealing gasoline from fuel tanks.

Arts in the Heart of Augusta event schedule
GLOBAL STAGE

Fuel costs strain area services
AIKEN - The Aiken-Bamberg-Barnwell-Edgefield Regional Library System bookmobile is usually on the road four days a week.

Hurricane donations might hurt charities
Area charities could see a dip in donations if regular contributors who have already generously supported Hurricane Katrina relief efforts are less willing to open their wallets in support of local causes.

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.

Across the area
An Augusta man was rushed to Medical College of Georgia Hospital early this morning after he shot himself in the head in front of Windsor Spring Elementary School.

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.

Across Georgia
AUSTELL - A firearms instructor who accidentally shot and killed a police trainee at the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy has been identified as Cobb County Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Albert Jackson.

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.

Fiery crash
A man warns drivers about a burning car in the median of Interstate 20 between Aiken and Columbia.

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.

POW, MIA ceremony gets emotional
One by one, military personnel, friends and family walked by a wooden cross standing before a Fort Gordon memorial.

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.

Fuel costs strain area services
AIKEN - The Aiken-Bamberg-Barnwell-Edgefield Regional Library System bookmobile is usually on the road four days a week.

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

Virtual tools spare patients
As Sean Sheff gripped the endoscope and maneuvered through the patient's bowels, his colleagues cheered him on.

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

Hurricane donations might hurt charities
Area charities could see a dip in donations if regular contributors who have already generously supported Hurricane Katrina relief efforts are less willing to open their wallets in support of local causes.

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.

School traffic crowds area roads
Just as planners don't build parking lots to accommodate the bloated Christmas traffic, Chris Bland says designers don't construct roadways specifically for the short-lived back-to-school rush.

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.

Fiery crash
A man warns drivers about a burning car in the median of Interstate 20 between Aiken and Columbia.

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.

Arts in the Heart of Augusta event schedule
GLOBAL STAGE

Kid of the Day

Around town
This is another busy weekend for the area with the international flair of Arts in the Heart of Augusta to the excitement of the polo matches in Aiken.

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

Across the area
An Augusta man was rushed to Medical College of Georgia Hospital early this morning after he shot himself in the head in front of Windsor Spring Elementary School.

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 South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A growing number of pupils in South Carolina schools are learning English as a second language, which poses challenges to districts who must test the children.

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

Gas cap lock sales climb

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.

Across Georgia

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Aid for Victims

School traffic crowds area roads

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Ways you can help hurricane victims

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.

Fuel costs strain area services

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.

Four in race for Augusta mayor

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.

Arts in the Heart of Augusta event schedule

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.

Duncan Drugs could be liquidated

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
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.

Festival shows spirit of islands

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."

Seats outside Ocsars available online

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."

Seats outside Ocsars available online
LOS ANGELES - Applications for 300 bleacher seats along the Academy Awards red carpet will be available online beginning Monday.

Seats outside Ocsars available online
LOS ANGELES - Applications for 300 bleacher seats along the Academy Awards red carpet will be available online beginning Monday.

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

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

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
LOS ANGELES - Dave Grohl, who describes himself as a 36-year-old teenager, may be growing up.

Cole hopes to learn from mistake in debut

Falcons: Mathis out for season with injury

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

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SGT Victor Gonzalez    (KILLEEN, TX)

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Drew    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Lee Turner    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Jayden I. Smyre    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rufus Lee    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Rufus Lee    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Louise Carpenter    (GREENSBORO, VT)

Mr. Arthur Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Love    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Mae Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Marion Dawson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Ms. Alberta McKenzie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Helen Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Nell Andrews    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis D. Nava    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. John Latham Bowen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. David James    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Jasmine Nicole Buff    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Laura Palmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Allen Kirk    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

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

SGT Victor Gonzalez    (KILLEEN, TX)

Jayden I. Smyre    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ralph Hulon Windsor    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Palmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Jasmine Nicole Buff    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Jeffery Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mamie Lee Turner    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Wimberly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Stokes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Helen Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Aray T. Darden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joanne Lawrence-Huf    (BLUFFTON, S.C.)

Mr. John Drew    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terry Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Jo Hall    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. David James    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Jo Hall    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Ms. Aray T. Darden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Michael Bynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terry Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Ashmore, Sr.    (BELTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Aray T. Darden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jasmine Nicole Buff    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Jasmine Nicole Buff    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. William Ashmore, Sr.    (BELTON, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Wimberly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Dr. John Latham Bowen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Joanne Lawrence-Huf    (BLUFFTON, S.C.)

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

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis D. Nava    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby Nell Andrews    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Bynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Stokes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Aray T. Darden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Ralph Hulon Windsor    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Love    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Alberta McKenzie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Eula Mae Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Wimberly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Erlene C. Taylor    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Erlene C. Taylor    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Louise Carpenter    (GREENSBORO, VT)

Mr. Samuel Wimberly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Marion Dawson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. John Allen Kirk    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SGT Victor Gonzalez (KILLEEN, TX)

Dr. John Latham Bowen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Drew (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. David James (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Hulon Windsor (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John Allen Kirk (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Fannie Jo Hall (GARFIELD, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Ashmore, Sr. (BELTON, S.C.)

Mr. Michael Bynes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jasmine Nicole Buff (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Joanne Lawrence-Huf (BLUFFTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Arthur Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Laura Palmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Rufus Lee (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Love (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Wimberly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Howard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Marion Dawson (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Lee Turner (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

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

Jayden I. Smyre (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby Nell Andrews (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mattie Stokes (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Terry Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Erlene C. Taylor (PERKINS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Samuel Wimberly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jeffery Howard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Louise Carpenter (GREENSBORO, VT)

Mrs. Eula Mae Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jasmine Nicole Buff (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Millarville team doesn't miss a beat

Area Announcements

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

Overtime

Gold Cup draws No. 1 player

Overtime

Pierce draws Dementieva in Fed Cup final

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.

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.

Pierce draws Dementieva in Fed Cup final
PARIS - Mary Pierce and Elena Dementieva will meet in Saturday's opening singles of the Fed Cup final between France and Russia after playing each other last week in a contentious match at the U.S. Open.

Millarville team doesn't miss a beat
AIKEN - When Millarville lost Fred Mannix a few days before the start of the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup, the Canada-based team figured to be at a disadvantage heading into Friday's opening match.

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

Pierce draws Dementieva in Fed Cup final
PARIS - Mary Pierce and Elena Dementieva will meet in Saturday's opening singles of the Fed Cup final between France and Russia after playing each other last week in a contentious match at the U.S. Open.

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.

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.

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.

Millarville team doesn't miss a beat
AIKEN - When Millarville lost Fred Mannix a few days before the start of the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup, the Canada-based team figured to be at a disadvantage heading into Friday's opening match.

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.

Overtime
In Smiths, Ala., sophomore Annie Kim easily claimed her spot atop the Augusta State record book at the Columbus State Cougar Invitational.

'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
In Smiths, Ala., sophomore Annie Kim easily claimed her spot atop the Augusta State record book at the Columbus State Cougar Invitational.

Cole hopes to learn from mistake in debut
PHILADELPHIA - Trent Cole had the instructions drummed into his head by Philadelphia's coaches all week: Don't leave your feet when Atlanta's Michael Vick pump-fakes.

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

Cole hopes to learn from mistake in debut
PHILADELPHIA - Trent Cole had the instructions drummed into his head by Philadelphia's coaches all week: Don't leave your feet when Atlanta's Michael Vick pump-fakes.

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

Why did the Bible allow slavery?
By today's standards it's hard to understand why the Bible accepted human slavery. The usual explanation: However sinful, it was too ingrained in ancient societies to eliminate.

Church brings evacuees to safety, comfort in Aiken
AIKEN - Forced to flee her New Orleans home as Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters rose over her front porch, 84-year-old Bessie Hawkins sought shelter in a school, then was hoisted into a helicopter and flown to another center for evacuees.

Why did the Bible allow slavery?
By today's standards it's hard to understand why the Bible accepted human slavery. The usual explanation: However sinful, it was too ingrained in ancient societies to eliminate.

Church brings evacuees to safety, comfort in Aiken
AIKEN - Forced to flee her New Orleans home as Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters rose over her front porch, 84-year-old Bessie Hawkins sought shelter in a school, then was hoisted into a helicopter and flown to another center for evacuees.

Faith digest
TEEN PREACHER Eryn Eubanks is holding bluegrass services with her band, The Family Fold, at 10 a.m. Sundays at 285 Flowing Wells Road in Martinez.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Church gets ready for its new campus
On Monday, forklift workers shifted stacks of fresh sod at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church's new Columbia Road campus, the final step before its move Sunday that will make it the first Catholic parish in Columbia County.

Congregations unite to collect items of storm victims
What the Rev. Joey Thompson calls his wild adventure started with a call from a stranded pastor in Long Beach, Miss., after Hurricane Katrina smashed the coastal town last month.

Church gets ready for its new campus
On Monday, forklift workers shifted stacks of fresh sod at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church's new Columbia Road campus, the final step before its move Sunday that will make it the first Catholic parish in Columbia County.

Play to help church commemorate bicentennial
Though the founding date for First Baptist Church of Aiken is unclear, the church wants to pack as much of its 200-year-old history as it can into a bicentennial celebration next week.

Play to help church commemorate bicentennial
Though the founding date for First Baptist Church of Aiken is unclear, the church wants to pack as much of its 200-year-old history as it can into a bicentennial celebration next week.

Congregations unite to collect items of storm victims
What the Rev. Joey Thompson calls his wild adventure started with a call from a stranded pastor in Long Beach, Miss., after Hurricane Katrina smashed the coastal town last month.

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TEEN PREACHER Eryn Eubanks is holding bluegrass services with her band, The Family Fold, at 10 a.m. Sundays at 285 Flowing Wells Road in Martinez.

He would never say it, but Merriweather should start

Man breaks record for most hours watching TV
NEW YORK - Couch potato, thy name is Suresh.

Man breaks record for most hours watching TV
NEW YORK - Couch potato, thy name is Suresh.

Emmys, host to mark Katrina's devastation

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.

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.

Man breaks record for most hours watching TV

Jackson announces performers for Katrina benefit song

Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney split

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

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People in the News

Richt still looking for balance in UGA's offense

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.

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.

Spurrier, Alabama trying to start new traditions

Spurrier, Alabama trying to start new traditions
COLUMBIA, S.C. - As far as football history and tradition goes, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier knows this one is a mismatch.

Spurrier, Alabama trying to start new traditions
COLUMBIA, S.C. - As far as football history and tradition goes, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier knows this one is a mismatch.

Play to help church commemorate bicentennial

Church gets ready for its new campus

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Why did the Bible allow slavery?

Congregations unite to collect items of storm victims

Church brings evacuees to safety, comfort in Aiken

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