Council takes up business matter, animal regulations
AIKEN - Topics at the Aiken City Council meeting Monday evening ranged from business development to dogs.

50th Wedding Anniversary: Johnson
Bill and Ginger Johnson, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 3 with a reception at Savannah Rapids Pavilion and a trip to Jamaica. The reception was given by their daughters, Laura Huesgen and Lynn Rhoden, and Mrs. Rhoden's husband, Tommy. The Johnsons have four grandchildren.

Pet of the week
Conan, a 2-year-old male Siberian husky, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

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

This week
Coin Club meeting: 6:15 p.m. today; Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W.; Stephen James CSRA Coin Club; open to the public; free; 644-0761

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Kmart Shopping Center in North Augusta, the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Athlete Spotlight: Emily Durand
A win over Greenbrier High School's volleyball team is cause for celebration for North Augusta High School because the teams have become fierce rivals.

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

50th Wedding Anniversary: Johnson
Bill and Ginger Johnson, of Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 3 with a reception at Savannah Rapids Pavilion and a trip to Jamaica. The reception was given by their daughters, Laura Huesgen and Lynn Rhoden, and Mrs. Rhoden's husband, Tommy. The Johnsons have four grandchildren.

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. third Mondays; H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Pet of the week
Conan, a 2-year-old male Siberian husky, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Recreation events
H. ODELL WEEKS ACTIVITY CENTER CANASTA and pinochle CLUB: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays; free

Coroner training helpers
Tim Carlton had a sobering epiphany after the Graniteville train disaster in January: Aiken County needs more coroners.

Across the river
ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA: Noon to 7 p.m., today; Augusta Common, on the 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets; visual, performing arts, celebrating ethnic groups, local, regional, national entertainers, vendors and more; sponsored by The Greater Augusta Arts Council; 826-4702

New tactics help Aiken police officers solve more cases
Nationally, only 19 percent of all crimes reported to police are solved.

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

Reunions
Silver Bluff High School 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15; contact Susan Todd Porter, stporter@fhfllp.com

Aiken's Makin' vendor sees variety of forms in gourds
Inspiration comes easy for Jo Shields. "The gourd tells me what it wants to be," said the New Ellenton resident, who creates a variety of items from gourds. She was selling her designs at the 29th annual Aiken's Makin' Arts and Crafts Festival.

Recycling centers
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has recycling sites for aluminum cans at the Kmart Shopping Center in North Augusta, the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Sage Valley is not about roughing it
As Brad Harmon surveys the rugged landscape of the new Sage Valley Hunt Club, a mixture of pleasure and disbelief crosses his face.

Meetings
The Stephen James CSRA Coin Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. today at the Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 644-0761.

Coroner training helpers
Tim Carlton had a sobering epiphany after the Graniteville train disaster in January: Aiken County needs more coroners.

Reunions
Silver Bluff High School 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15; contact Susan Todd Porter, stporter@fhfllp.com

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Sept. 2-5. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Sept. 2-5. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Council takes up business matter, animal regulations
AIKEN - Topics at the Aiken City Council meeting Monday evening ranged from business development to dogs.

Canine unit gets upgraded quarters
Fort Gordon's canine unit has a new home no dog would turn his nose up at.

Canine unit gets upgraded quarters
Fort Gordon's canine unit has a new home no dog would turn his nose up at.

Athlete Spotlight: Emily Durand
A win over Greenbrier High School's volleyball team is cause for celebration for North Augusta High School because the teams have become fierce rivals.

New tactics help Aiken police officers solve more cases
Nationally, only 19 percent of all crimes reported to police are solved.

Aiken's Makin' vendor sees variety of forms in gourds
Inspiration comes easy for Jo Shields. "The gourd tells me what it wants to be," said the New Ellenton resident, who creates a variety of items from gourds. She was selling her designs at the 29th annual Aiken's Makin' Arts and Crafts Festival.

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

Sage Valley is not about roughing it
As Brad Harmon surveys the rugged landscape of the new Sage Valley Hunt Club, a mixture of pleasure and disbelief crosses his face.

Library events
NANCY CARSON LIBRARY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Meetings
The Stephen James CSRA Coin Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. today at the Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 644-0761.

Library events
NANCY CARSON LIBRARY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Event will welcome newcomers to North Augusta
On Wednesday, Brenda Barayto had about 300 invitations to mail.

Meetings
The Stephen James CSRA Coin Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. today at the Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 644-0761.

This week
Coin Club meeting: 6:15 p.m. today; Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W.; Stephen James CSRA Coin Club; open to the public; free; 644-0761

Recreation events
H. ODELL WEEKS ACTIVITY CENTER CANASTA and pinochle CLUB: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays; free

Event will welcome newcomers to North Augusta
On Wednesday, Brenda Barayto had about 300 invitations to mail.

Poor orphan boy in India makes good - or does he?

Murder victims take tumbles in mysteries

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.

Poor orphan boy in India makes good - or does he?
Bollywood movies often portray poor orphan boys as innocent creatures determined to make something of themselves, striving to find their long-lost families, kill all the world's villains and live happily ever after with beautiful wives.

'Tender Bar' is an intoxicating boyhood memoir

Murder victims take tumbles in mysteries
Two new mysteries have entered imaginative territory well beyond that of a couple of cats who talk to each other or solve crimes by knocking books off a shelf.

Civic center's booking could hurt ballet
This year, the brain trust at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center and Bell Auditorium booked the Pennsylvania-based Moscow Ballet to perform The Nutcracker a few short days before the Augusta Ballet stages its own production.

'Tender Bar' is an intoxicating boyhood memoir
When you're looking for a father figure, what better place to go than a neighborhood bar?

'Tender Bar' is an intoxicating boyhood memoir
When you're looking for a father figure, what better place to go than a neighborhood bar?

Civic center's booking could hurt ballet
This year, the brain trust at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center and Bell Auditorium booked the Pennsylvania-based Moscow Ballet to perform The Nutcracker a few short days before the Augusta Ballet stages its own production.

Rural Georgian tells story of inside track

Rural Georgian tells story of inside track
When Joe Greene left rural Emanuel County at age 18 with $35 in his pockets that he had saved from picking cotton, little did he dream that his life would take him to some of the most prestigious boardrooms in Georgia.

Civic center's booking could hurt ballet

Iconic 'Autumn Moon' arrives for repeat performance

Poor orphan boy in India makes good - or does he?
Bollywood movies often portray poor orphan boys as innocent creatures determined to make something of themselves, striving to find their long-lost families, kill all the world's villains and live happily ever after with beautiful wives.

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.

Murder victims take tumbles in mysteries
Two new mysteries have entered imaginative territory well beyond that of a couple of cats who talk to each other or solve crimes by knocking books off a shelf.

Rural Georgian tells story of inside track
When Joe Greene left rural Emanuel County at age 18 with $35 in his pockets that he had saved from picking cotton, little did he dream that his life would take him to some of the most prestigious boardrooms in Georgia.

MLB notebook

MLB notebook
MIAMI -Reeling from a calamitous ninth inning Saturday, the Florida Marlins also find themselves shorthanded at shortstop heading into the last two weeks of the playoff chase.

Bonds accepts his limitations
SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds used to commit any spare time before games to lifting weights, working meticulously to build his leg strength for long nights of standing in left field and on the basepaths following his many walks.

Cubs top Cardinals, 5-3

Bonds accepts his limitations

MLB notebook
MIAMI -Reeling from a calamitous ninth inning Saturday, the Florida Marlins also find themselves shorthanded at shortstop heading into the last two weeks of the playoff chase.

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.

Bonds accepts his limitations
SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds used to commit any spare time before games to lifting weights, working meticulously to build his leg strength for long nights of standing in left field and on the basepaths following his many walks.

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.

New Orleans postcards reminders of change

Russell Eugene Spears
Russell and Mary Spears of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Russell Eugene, born September 11, 2005 at MCG Hospital in Augusta.

Sophia Marie Anderson

Corell Louise Tribby
Catherine Meehan and Mark Tribby are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Corell Louise, born August 2, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Landen Keith Dunn
Jeremy and Tonya Dunn of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Landen Keith, born February 17, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Bryan Gage Noble

Cameron Luke Portis
Quentin and Clyte Portis of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Cameron Luke, born July 19, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta.

Hunter James Brock
Jennifer Counts and Jason Brock are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hunter James, born August 23, 2005 at Aiken Regional Hospital in Aiken.

Kayla Rain Blalock
Tracy Blalock and Paul Browne, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kayla Rain, born August 29, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Anthony Daryl Barton
Anthony and Stephanie Barton are of Petticoat Junction, SC are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Anthony Daryl, born August 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Camryn Grace Smith
Ryan Smith and Crystal Turner of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Camryn Grace, born June 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Corell Louise Tribby

Hunter Alex Hall
Alex and Tammy Hall of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hunter Alex, born August 25, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Anthony Daryl Barton
Anthony and Stephanie Barton are of Petticoat Junction, SC are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Anthony Daryl, born August 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Bryan Gage Noble
Amy Davis and Bryan Noble are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bryan Gage, born August 11, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Gabriel Josiah Foster
Steven and Bonnie Foster of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gabriel Josiah, born August 2, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Nyah Momae Allen
LaCretia Morris and Bernard Allen are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Nyah Momae, born August 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Sophia Marie Anderson
Russell and Amy Anderson of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Marie, born August 21, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

William Aaron Owenby
W. Brent and Kimberly Owenby of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Aaron, born August 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

M alaya Baysa
Jack and Goldei Posey of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Malaya Baysa, born July 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hunter Alex Hall

Bryan Gage Noble
Amy Davis and Bryan Noble are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bryan Gage, born August 11, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Patrick Kaden Jenkins

Hunter James Brock

Cameron Luke Portis
Quentin and Clyte Portis of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Cameron Luke, born July 19, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta.

William Aaron Owenby

Kayla Rain Blalock
Tracy Blalock and Paul Browne, Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kayla Rain, born August 29, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Nyah Momae Allen

Nyah Momae Allen
LaCretia Morris and Bernard Allen are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Nyah Momae, born August 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

M alaya Baysa
Jack and Goldei Posey of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Malaya Baysa, born July 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Corell Louise Tribby
Catherine Meehan and Mark Tribby are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Corell Louise, born August 2, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Camryn Grace Smith

Sammy Dean Griffith
Sammy and Anna Griffith of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sammy Dean, born August 31, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Sammy Dean Griffith

Patrick Kaden Jenkins
Patrick and Marsha Jenkins of Gibson, GA are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Patrick Kaden, born August 3, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Kayla Rain Blalock

William Aaron Owenby
W. Brent and Kimberly Owenby of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, William Aaron, born August 25, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Russell Eugene Spears

Camryn Grace Smith
Ryan Smith and Crystal Turner of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Camryn Grace, born June 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

M alaya Baysa

Gabriel Josiah Foster

Landen Keith Dunn

Hunter James Brock
Jennifer Counts and Jason Brock are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hunter James, born August 23, 2005 at Aiken Regional Hospital in Aiken.

Cameron Luke Portis

Patrick Kaden Jenkins
Patrick and Marsha Jenkins of Gibson, GA are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Patrick Kaden, born August 3, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Anthony Daryl Barton

Gabriel Josiah Foster
Steven and Bonnie Foster of Evans are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gabriel Josiah, born August 2, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Sammy Dean Griffith
Sammy and Anna Griffith of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sammy Dean, born August 31, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Russell Eugene Spears
Russell and Mary Spears of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Russell Eugene, born September 11, 2005 at MCG Hospital in Augusta.

Landen Keith Dunn
Jeremy and Tonya Dunn of Harlem are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Landen Keith, born February 17, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Hunter Alex Hall
Alex and Tammy Hall of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hunter Alex, born August 25, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Atlanta hurler accepts his fate

Pedro outduels Smoltz again

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.

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 don't need stars
NEW YORK - The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs Saturday to beat the New York Mets and give themselves a chance this afternoon to break even on this 10-game road trip.

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

Braves don't need stars

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

Braves don't need stars
NEW YORK - The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs Saturday to beat the New York Mets and give themselves a chance this afternoon to break even on this 10-game road trip.

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.

Auto shop owners want to improve reputations
Laverne Floyd doesn't trust auto mechanics. Not a single one.

Business calendar

OPEC may raise production

Business bits
Gregory Scoggins has joined Avondale Mills as director of quality assurance for piece-dye products.

President search is narrowed

Richmond County property transfers

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.

Group says carmakers withhold information

Market climbs after upgrades

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business' presenter Lee Donald speaks on getting organized' Augusta Towers Hotel and Convention Center, 11:30 a.m.; $17 at door, $20 for nonchamber members; R.S.V.P. to Allison Hopkins at (706) 821-1306 or ahopkins@augustagausa.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Aug. 31 to Sept. 6. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Auto shop owners want to improve reputations

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business' presenter Lee Donald speaks on getting organized' Augusta Towers Hotel and Convention Center, 11:30 a.m.; $17 at door, $20 for nonchamber members; R.S.V.P. to Allison Hopkins at (706) 821-1306 or ahopkins@augustagausa.com.

Business bits

Auto shop owners want to improve reputations
Laverne Floyd doesn't trust auto mechanics. Not a single one.

Group says carmakers withhold information
Auto part retailers and mechanics demanding more technical information from car manufacturers want U.S. legislators to step in to ensure their "right to repair."

Group says carmakers withhold information
Auto part retailers and mechanics demanding more technical information from car manufacturers want U.S. legislators to step in to ensure their "right to repair."

Evacuees flood states to claim unemployment
ATLANTA -- A month ago, Michael Forno was living in New Orleans, making a living out of producing music. The 25- year- old had no idea that he would soon be driving to Atlanta without a home, job or city to go back to.

Business bits
Gregory Scoggins has joined Avondale Mills as director of quality assurance for piece-dye products.

Business briefs
Splenty of people pile income into a 401(K) plan through work. the trouble is, these funds might not be doing all they could or should to help fortify your retirement security. Scott Revare, the chief executive of Smart401(K) LLC, an overland park, kan.-based web site, has a few tips for research you ought to do on your company's plan:

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Aug. 31 to Sept. 6. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

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.

Business bits
Gregory Scoggins has joined Avondale Mills as director of quality assurance for piece-dye products.

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.

Evacuees flood states to claim unemployment
ATLANTA -- A month ago, Michael Forno was living in New Orleans, making a living out of producing music. The 25- year- old had no idea that he would soon be driving to Atlanta without a home, job or city to go back to.

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.

Katrina's costs will just swell government borrowing

Rivals may copy United's strategy

Evacuees flood states to claim unemployment

Business briefs

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.

Charter group meeting causes drama

Charter group meeting causes drama
In case you missed it in Saturday's newspaper, a little drama is being played out between Richmond County local legislative delegation Chairman Rep. Henry Howard, state Sen. J.B. Powell and some members of a committee appointed last year to study the law that created Augusta's consolidated government. (They call it a charter committee, but the truth is Augusta really doesn't have a charter in the true sense of the word.)

Charter group meeting causes drama
In case you missed it in Saturday's newspaper, a little drama is being played out between Richmond County local legislative delegation Chairman Rep. Henry Howard, state Sen. J.B. Powell and some members of a committee appointed last year to study the law that created Augusta's consolidated government. (They call it a charter committee, but the truth is Augusta really doesn't have a charter in the true sense of the word.)

Canes storm out of Death Valley winners
CLEMSON, S.C. - Tyrone Moss practically saved Miami's season with a performance that left no question about his ability to be the Hurricanes' next star runner.

Canes storm out of Death Valley winners

Canes storm out of Death Valley winners
CLEMSON, S.C. - Tyrone Moss practically saved Miami's season with a performance that left no question about his ability to be the Hurricanes' next star runner.

SEC roundup
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jay Cutler threw for 314 yards and ran for another 58, leading Vanderbilt to a 31-23 victory Saturday over Mississippi that made the Commodores 3-0 for the first time since 1984.

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

SEC roundup

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

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.

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
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.

SEC roundup
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jay Cutler threw for 314 yards and ran for another 58, leading Vanderbilt to a 31-23 victory Saturday over Mississippi that made the Commodores 3-0 for the first time since 1984.

Let's get our act together
It's apparently tough all over. But Augusta may be making it even harder on itself.

Let's get our act together

A uniter, not a divider
This is just a reminder that Augusta voters in state Senate District 22 have a magnificent opportunity Tuesday to bridge the ethnic divide and help bring our community together. They can do this by electing Ed Tarver to succeed the divisive Charles Walker, forced to step down from the upper chamber after his June conviction on 127 federal crimes.

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.

Paying the price

Science to Go!

A uniter, not a divider
This is just a reminder that Augusta voters in state Senate District 22 have a magnificent opportunity Tuesday to bridge the ethnic divide and help bring our community together. They can do this by electing Ed Tarver to succeed the divisive Charles Walker, forced to step down from the upper chamber after his June conviction on 127 federal crimes.

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.

Let's get our act together
It's apparently tough all over. But Augusta may be making it even harder on itself.

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.

A uniter, not a divider

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.

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."

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.

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.

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."

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.

Hurricane victims piling up credit card debt

Hurricane victims piling up credit card debt
PLANO, Texas - Jerry and Deborah Alciatore fled New Orleans with nothing but a couple of overnight bags, an ice chest and their credit cards. The bags emptied quickly, but two weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit, the balance on the credit cards is mounting fast.

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.

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

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

Hurricane victims piling up credit card debt
PLANO, Texas - Jerry and Deborah Alciatore fled New Orleans with nothing but a couple of overnight bags, an ice chest and their credit cards. The bags emptied quickly, but two weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit, the balance on the credit cards is mounting fast.

Backup QB starts fast, then struggles
ATLANTA - Taylor Bennett's Georgia Tech career had a storybook beginning. He might want to rewrite the rest of the first chapter.

Backup QB starts fast, then struggles
ATLANTA - Taylor Bennett's Georgia Tech career had a storybook beginning. He might want to rewrite the rest of the first chapter.

Jackets don't miss key players in win
ATLANTA - The excuses were there, Georgia Tech just didn't need them. Playing without team leaders Reggie Ball and Eric Henderson against a massive underdog with the biggest game of the season looming a week away, the Yellow Jackets won easily anyway Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Jackets don't miss key players in win
ATLANTA - The excuses were there, Georgia Tech just didn't need them. Playing without team leaders Reggie Ball and Eric Henderson against a massive underdog with the biggest game of the season looming a week away, the Yellow Jackets won easily anyway Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Jackets don't miss key players in win

Backup QB starts fast, then struggles

Another chance for Gore

Presidents Cup teams no longer fit to be tied
Tiger Woods never felt more pressure over a single shot.

Golf roundup
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Defending champion Annika Sorenstam shot 3-under-par 68 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Michelle Ellis and Maria Hjorth after three rounds of the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic.

Toms: It got 'hairy' for a while

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.

Lady Jaguars' expectations have never been this high

Another chance for Gore
FARMINGTON, Pa. - Get out the beer and chips, pull up the recliner. Jason Gore, the everyman's version of a PGA Tour pro, is playing in the final group again today.

Golf roundup

Lady Jaguars' expectations have never been this high
At a recent golf practice, Garrett Phillips launched shots to specific spots on the range.

Toms: It got 'hairy' for a while
FARMINGTON, Pa. - An intravenous tube dangling from his arm and a heart monitor beeping above his head, emergency medical technicians sprayed nitroglycerin and jabbed aspirin tablets under David Toms' tongue to calm his out-of-control heart.

Gilder matches tourney, course record

Another chance for Gore
FARMINGTON, Pa. - Get out the beer and chips, pull up the recliner. Jason Gore, the everyman's version of a PGA Tour pro, is playing in the final group again today.

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.

Presidents Cup teams no longer fit to be tied
Tiger Woods never felt more pressure over a single shot.

Lady Jaguars' expectations have never been this high
At a recent golf practice, Garrett Phillips launched shots to specific spots on the range.

Presidents Cup teams no longer fit to be tied

Golf roundup
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Defending champion Annika Sorenstam shot 3-under-par 68 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Michelle Ellis and Maria Hjorth after three rounds of the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic.

Toms: It got 'hairy' for a while
FARMINGTON, Pa. - An intravenous tube dangling from his arm and a heart monitor beeping above his head, emergency medical technicians sprayed nitroglycerin and jabbed aspirin tablets under David Toms' tongue to calm his out-of-control heart.

High school scores

Young, Spartans rush past 'Dogs

Warriors keep unbeaten record

Bulldogs run wild over Musketeers

Bulldogs grind out win vs. Razorbacks

Big mistakes keep Hornets on the ground

Friday night rewind

Late scare can't beat Wolfpack

Patriots' heart not enough for victory

Fuller's big plays lead to victory

Lincoln County in the victory column

Friday night prep football scores

Wildcats' big rally results in region win

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

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

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.

High school scores
Scores from Friday's night's games

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.

Friday night rewind
There will be few doubters about South Aiken now after a 35-21 thrashing of the top team in the Associated Press' Class AAA poll.

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.

Friday night prep football scores
Georgia

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.

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

Friday night rewind
There will be few doubters about South Aiken now after a 35-21 thrashing of the top team in the Associated Press' Class AAA poll.

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.

Friday night prep football scores
Georgia

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

High school scores
Scores from Friday's night's games

Scene in New Orleans sinks retailers' hopes
NEW ORLEANS - Margaret Richmond stood watching, tears streaming down her face, as members of the 82nd Airborne Division used a crowbar to try to pry open the door of her looted antiques shop on the edge of the city's upscale Garden District.

A look at what it will require for New Orleans to regain its footing
NEW ORLEANS - The first residents can return Monday to this city of music and Mardi Gras, but they'll come home to massive problems.

New Orleans' evacuation plan fund went to bridge
As far back as eight years ago, Congress ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a plan for evacuating New Orleans during a massive hurricane, but the money instead went to studying the Causeway bridge that spans the city's Lake Pontchartrain, officials say.

A look at what it will require for New Orleans to regain its footing
NEW ORLEANS - The first residents can return Monday to this city of music and Mardi Gras, but they'll come home to massive problems.

Water gets man through ordeal
NEW ORLEANS - Day after day, for more than two weeks, the 76-year-old man sat trapped and alone in his attic, sipping from a dwindling supply of water until it ran out. No food. No way out of a house ringed by foul floodwaters.

Scene in New Orleans sinks retailers' hopes
NEW ORLEANS - Margaret Richmond stood watching, tears streaming down her face, as members of the 82nd Airborne Division used a crowbar to try to pry open the door of her looted antiques shop on the edge of the city's upscale Garden District.

Water gets man through ordeal
NEW ORLEANS - Day after day, for more than two weeks, the 76-year-old man sat trapped and alone in his attic, sipping from a dwindling supply of water until it ran out. No food. No way out of a house ringed by foul floodwaters.

Dire early predictions are questioned
Ten thousand dead or more. New Orleans underwater for months. A "closed" sign across the city's bridges, barring all except emergency workers for who knows how long.

Dire early predictions are questioned
Ten thousand dead or more. New Orleans underwater for months. A "closed" sign across the city's bridges, barring all except emergency workers for who knows how long.

New Orleans postcards reminders of change
When I went through the big stack of your summer vacation postcards last week for a final accounting, I was surprised w hen I came across the cards sent earlier in the summer from New Orleans.

New Orleans postcards reminders of change
When I went through the big stack of your summer vacation postcards last week for a final accounting, I was surprised w hen I came across the cards sent earlier in the summer from New Orleans.

New Orleans postcards reminders of change
When I went through the big stack of your summer vacation postcards last week for a final accounting, I was surprised w hen I came across the cards sent earlier in the summer from New Orleans.

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.

Gore stands up to last-day pressure

Stop griping and start acting
I am so tired of reading complaints on how "slow" help was for the victims of Katrina, and trying to lay the blame on one person, namely President George W. Bush.Mary Jackson, Augusta

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

Invasive plant life is growing
As an Adopt-a-Stream coordinator in Columbia County, I am frequently traveling through the woods and wetlands to get to our streams. As an entomologist as well, I look for "close encounters of the forest kind."John Graham, Evans

Is Bush crazy like a fox on energy?

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

Katrina blame game is sad and shameful

Invasive plant life is growing

Stop griping and start acting
I am so tired of reading complaints on how "slow" help was for the victims of Katrina, and trying to lay the blame on one person, namely President George W. Bush.Mary Jackson, Augusta

Democrats always blame Bush
The Lowell Greenbaum letter in the Sept. 8 Chronicle ("Response to Katrina was far too sluggish") must be based upon orders from the Democratic National Committee to place blame for anything bad that happens on President Bush, even if it's an act of God.Robert Schloesser, Augusta

Democrats always blame Bush

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

Stop griping and start acting

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

Democrats always blame Bush
The Lowell Greenbaum letter in the Sept. 8 Chronicle ("Response to Katrina was far too sluggish") must be based upon orders from the Democratic National Committee to place blame for anything bad that happens on President Bush, even if it's an act of God.Robert Schloesser, 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

Elect Ed Tarver to state Senate

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

Invasive plant life is growing
As an Adopt-a-Stream coordinator in Columbia County, I am frequently traveling through the woods and wetlands to get to our streams. As an entomologist as well, I look for "close encounters of the forest kind."John Graham, Evans

Intended receiver of card should write note

Peaceful home life must be bug-free

Fashion Week does white in many different ways

Chrysler recalling Jeep Grand Cherokees

Living briefs

Hiking the Great Wall resurrects history

Travel briefs

Solar heaters extend pool season home energy

Zac Posen and Vera Wang strut to a different beat

Composite decking offers many benefits

Fashion briefs

Large gatherings not unusual at couple's home

Self-centeredness, casualness plague society

Self-centeredness, casualness plague society
Have good manners gone the way of the dodo and the floppy disc? Has the coarsening of the American public discourse affected even the land of the Southern gentleman? Well, yes and no.

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.

Solar heaters extend pool season home energy
Q: We're getting ready to enjoy our swimming pool this summer and sure wish we could use it longer during the year. We live in Kansas and have a really short swimming season. Would those solar collectors I read about work in a climate like ours?

Solar heaters extend pool season home energy
Q: We're getting ready to enjoy our swimming pool this summer and sure wish we could use it longer during the year. We live in Kansas and have a really short swimming season. Would those solar collectors I read about work in a climate like ours?

Hiking the Great Wall resurrects history
JINSHANLING, China - The Mongol attackers are long gone, but the vast brick-and-stone barrier that helped China repel them and other invaders still stands - and awaits a new horde of travelers who can explore and even camp out on the centuries-old fortification.

Large gatherings not unusual at couple's home
THOMSON - Home is where the extended family is for Detra and Tony Pate.

Intended receiver of card should write note
Dear Carson: What is the proper way to sign thank-you cards for the loss of a loved one? Our printed cards read: "The family of John J. Doe" acknowledges with deep appreciation your kind expression of sympathy." The card is blank inside. Should we just say "The Doe Family," or would it be appropriate to sign the card from the family member who is sending the thank-you card?

Self-centeredness, casualness plague society
Have good manners gone the way of the dodo and the floppy disc? Has the coarsening of the American public discourse affected even the land of the Southern gentleman? Well, yes and no.

Hiking the Great Wall resurrects history
JINSHANLING, China - The Mongol attackers are long gone, but the vast brick-and-stone barrier that helped China repel them and other invaders still stands - and awaits a new horde of travelers who can explore and even camp out on the centuries-old fortification.

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.

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.

Peaceful home life must be bug-free
I've always considered myself a peaceable woman, respectful of God's creatures. I don't smack flies with rolled-up newspapers or squash spiders with the heel of my shoe.

Travel briefs
DES MOINES, Iowa - From the Great Lakes to lazy rivers to historic villages, it's easy to find fall colors on scenic drives around the Midwest. Midwest Living's September/October issue lists 10 trip ideas to experience the beauty of the season.

Intended receiver of card should write note
Dear Carson: What is the proper way to sign thank-you cards for the loss of a loved one? Our printed cards read: "The family of John J. Doe" acknowledges with deep appreciation your kind expression of sympathy." The card is blank inside. Should we just say "The Doe Family," or would it be appropriate to sign the card from the family member who is sending the thank-you card?

Peaceful home life must be bug-free
I've always considered myself a peaceable woman, respectful of God's creatures. I don't smack flies with rolled-up newspapers or squash spiders with the heel of my shoe.

Composite decking offers many benefits
A beautiful wood deck is the superstar amenity of a home's exterior. It is the undisputed focal point, serving both visually and as the heart of one's outdoor lifestyle. Much like the kitchen phenomenon indoors, decks are a social magnet where the homeowners spend a great deal of time relaxing, and it is where guests gather and socialize.

Large gatherings not unusual at couple's home
THOMSON - Home is where the extended family is for Detra and Tony Pate.

Living briefs
The annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta continues today from noon to 7 p.m. at the Augusta Common, 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets. Tickets are $5 at the gate.

Composite decking offers many benefits
A beautiful wood deck is the superstar amenity of a home's exterior. It is the undisputed focal point, serving both visually and as the heart of one's outdoor lifestyle. Much like the kitchen phenomenon indoors, decks are a social magnet where the homeowners spend a great deal of time relaxing, and it is where guests gather and socialize.

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.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - Christian Dior creative director John Galliano believed there was only one face with the attitude to bring his newest fragrance to life and it belongs to Riley Keough, Elvis Presley's granddaughter.

Living briefs
The annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta continues today from noon to 7 p.m. at the Augusta Common, 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets. Tickets are $5 at the gate.

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.

Travel briefs
DES MOINES, Iowa - From the Great Lakes to lazy rivers to historic villages, it's easy to find fall colors on scenic drives around the Midwest. Midwest Living's September/October issue lists 10 trip ideas to experience the beauty of the season.

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.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - Christian Dior creative director John Galliano believed there was only one face with the attitude to bring his newest fragrance to life and it belongs to Riley Keough, Elvis Presley's granddaughter.

Across South Carolina

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

Arts in the Heart of Augusta event schedule
GLOBAL STAGE

Beating da island heat
Cooling breezes were conspicuously absent from the first full day of this year's Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Where we live
NORTH AUGUSTA - As summer begins to give up its hold, making way for fall, there's plenty of time for a double-scooped treat at the Pink Dipper. Five-year-old Molly Greenway and her mom, Mandy, enjoyed two sugar cones while sitting on the red stools in the old-fashioned ice cream parlor.

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.

Teachers' education pays off
When he began teaching 19 years ago, Martin Jackson remembers making about $26,500 his first year.

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.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - An air quality analysis conducted near the demolition site of the two old Cooper River bridges found small levels of a potentially hazardous substance, but the quantities weren't substantial enough to cause immediate or long-term health problems for residents, a contractor said.

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil broke his leg performing at a concert Friday night.

Man kills girlfriend, then self
ATHENS, Ga. - An east Athens man shot and killed his girlfriend and later turned the gun on himself in what Athens-Clarke County police are calling a murder-suicide.

Couple pedals across the nation
Traveling across the country on a tandem bike offers David and Cecily Majerus opportunities they wouldn't experience in a car or even on two separate bicycles.

District 22 polling places

Flat-fee clinic opens in Georgia
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - The words atop the tiny white building on the road to downtown Dawsonville say "clinic," but they might as well advertise a medical buffet.

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Couple pedals across the nation

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil broke his leg performing at a concert Friday night.

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.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - An air quality analysis conducted near the demolition site of the two old Cooper River bridges found small levels of a potentially hazardous substance, but the quantities weren't substantial enough to cause immediate or long-term health problems for residents, a contractor 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.

Voters to fill vacant chair

Flat-fee clinic opens in Georgia
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - The words atop the tiny white building on the road to downtown Dawsonville say "clinic," but they might as well advertise a medical buffet.

Ways you can help hurricane victims

Snails threaten state's wetlands
ALBANY, Ga. - A ravenous, fast-breeding South American snail is posing a threat to Georgia's wetlands and to vegetation that supports a host of aquatic species from common catfish to rare black-banded sunfish.

State protects copy of charter

Grants are crucial to schools

Voters to fill vacant chair
Voters go to the polls Tuesday to fill the District 22 state Senate seat left vacant by the federal conviction of former Sen. Charles Walker in June.

Across South Carolina

Q&A with the District 22 candidates
Q: Should the current form of government in Augusta-Richmond County be changed?

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

District 22 polling places
Were to go to vote in the District 22 senate election

Where we live

Cameras catch downtown life

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

Couple pedals across the nation
Traveling across the country on a tandem bike offers David and Cecily Majerus opportunities they wouldn't experience in a car or even on two separate bicycles.

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.

Katrina prompts return to Aiken
For Michael Simmons, the horrific events of Hurricane Katrina are much more than a daily dose of emotional 30-second news bites and front-page headlines.

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

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.

Grants are crucial to schools
Taxpayer dollars just aren't enough for some Columbia County schools to improve pupil performance, officials say. Many are looking for grants to help pupils achieve.

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.

Stewarts will gather at TV show
FLORENCE, S.C. - She's a small-town girl with a big-time name and next week, Martha Stewart of Effingham will meet domestic diva Martha Stewart.

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.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Anna C. Stewart of Augusta.

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

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Evacuees should call the United Way's 211 for assistance. For information about housing, call (800) 621-FEMA.

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.

District 22 polling places
Were to go to vote in the District 22 senate election

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Voters to fill vacant chair
Voters go to the polls Tuesday to fill the District 22 state Senate seat left vacant by the federal conviction of former Sen. Charles Walker in June.

Cameras catch downtown life
ATHENS, Ga. - The officers face a wall of tipsy pedestrians that block the view from one block to the next.

Grants are crucial to schools
Taxpayer dollars just aren't enough for some Columbia County schools to improve pupil performance, officials say. Many are looking for grants to help pupils achieve.

State protects copy of charter
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Abraham Baldwin's working copy of the U.S. Constitution is a rare and remarkable document. It comes complete with handwritten corrections, scribbled notes in the margins - and a mystery.

Katrina prompts return to Aiken
For Michael Simmons, the horrific events of Hurricane Katrina are much more than a daily dose of emotional 30-second news bites and front-page headlines.

Across the area
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.

Across the area
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.

Man kills girlfriend, then self

Around town

Q&A with the District 22 candidates

Kid of the Day

Flat-fee clinic opens in Georgia

Duncan Drugs could be liquidated

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.

Q&A with the District 22 candidates
Q: Should the current form of government in Augusta-Richmond County be changed?

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.

Festival shows spirit of islands

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.

School traffic crowds area roads

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.

Across Georgia

Correction

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

POW, MIA ceremony gets emotional

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.

Arts in the Heart of Augusta event schedule

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.

Hurricane donations might hurt charities

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

Fiery crash

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

Four in race for Augusta mayor

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

Virtual tools spare patients

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

5 soldiers of Revolution are honored

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.

Fuel costs strain area services

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.

Feds have dibs on Navy school use

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

Ways you can help hurricane victims

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.

Across the area

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

Arts in the Heart of Augusta event schedule
GLOBAL STAGE

Correction
- An article in Saturday's Religion section should have said Bishop J. Kevin Boland of Savannah will officiate only at the 5:30 p.m. Mass today at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road in Grovetown.

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

Ways you can help hurricane victims
Evacuees should call the United Way's 211 for assistance. For information about housing, call (800) 621-FEMA.

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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

Where we live
NORTH AUGUSTA - As summer begins to give up its hold, making way for fall, there's plenty of time for a double-scooped treat at the Pink Dipper. Five-year-old Molly Greenway and her mom, Mandy, enjoyed two sugar cones while sitting on the red stools in the old-fashioned ice cream parlor.

Across the area
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.

Across the area

Stewarts will gather at TV show
FLORENCE, S.C. - She's a small-town girl with a big-time name and next week, Martha Stewart of Effingham will meet domestic diva Martha Stewart.

Across Georgia

Cameras catch downtown life
ATHENS, Ga. - The officers face a wall of tipsy pedestrians that block the view from one block to the next.

Beating da island heat

Snails threaten state's wetlands
ALBANY, Ga. - A ravenous, fast-breeding South American snail is posing a threat to Georgia's wetlands and to vegetation that supports a host of aquatic species from common catfish to rare black-banded sunfish.

Teachers' education pays off

Correction
- An article in Saturday's Religion section should have said Bishop J. Kevin Boland of Savannah will officiate only at the 5:30 p.m. Mass today at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road in Grovetown.

Katrina prompts return to Aiken

State protects copy of charter
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Abraham Baldwin's working copy of the U.S. Constitution is a rare and remarkable document. It comes complete with handwritten corrections, scribbled notes in the margins - and a mystery.

Snails threaten state's wetlands

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Anna C. Stewart of Augusta.

Stewarts will gather at TV show

Man kills girlfriend, then self
ATHENS, Ga. - An east Athens man shot and killed his girlfriend and later turned the gun on himself in what Athens-Clarke County police are calling a murder-suicide.

Teachers' education pays off
When he began teaching 19 years ago, Martin Jackson remembers making about $26,500 his first year.

Beating da island heat
Cooling breezes were conspicuously absent from the first full day of this year's Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival.

Missed opportunity will haunt Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - Maybe one night years from now, Charlie Whitehurst will sleep through one entire night without seeing it in his mind's eye.

Missed opportunity will haunt Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - Maybe one night years from now, Charlie Whitehurst will sleep through one entire night without seeing it in his mind's eye.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Seats outside Ocsars available online

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.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Indie bands to watch
A few indie rock bands that will "change your life":

Indie bands to watch

Indie bands to watch
A few indie rock bands that will "change your life":

Stewart weary of talk
LOUDON, N.H. - Tony Stewart tried to smile when he was asked if the Chase for the Championship had lost most of its luster without fan favorites Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon.

Stewart weary of talk

Stewart weary of talk
LOUDON, N.H. - Tony Stewart tried to smile when he was asked if the Chase for the Championship had lost most of its luster without fan favorites Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon.

Cole hopes to learn from mistake in debut

Stars can't kick Falcons' Hall off the island

NFL power rankings week 2

How local NFL players performed

Ms. Alberta McKenzie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Nell Andrews    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Miss Karen D. Holdeman    (MOUNDRIDGE, Kan.)

Mr. Walter H. Jenkins    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Mr. David James    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Miss Karen D. Holdeman    (MOUNDRIDGE, Kan.)

Mrs. Fannie Jo Hall    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene W. Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terry Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marshall L. Lane    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jesse E. Durham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter H. Jenkins    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Wimberly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Aray T. Darden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ottie D. Guion    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse E. Durham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terry Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Col. Curtis E. Dodson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. John Latham Bowen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Mae Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Nell Andrews    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laurie R. Bowman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Dr. John Latham Bowen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jasmine Nicole Buff    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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

Mr. Terry Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Bynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Michael Bynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Laurie R. Bowman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. David James    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Ms. Ottie D. Guion    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Warren    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Col. Curtis E. Dodson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Aderae A. Sulzycki    (OOLTEWAH, Tenn.)

Jasmine Nicole Buff    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell    (SPRINGFIELD, Va.)

Mr. John Drew    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert E. Melton, Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. David James    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Alberta McKenzie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Eula Mae Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Stokes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Dr. John Latham Bowen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marshall L. Lane    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Terry Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene W. Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Stokes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Samuel Wimberly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert E. Melton, Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell    (SPRINGFIELD, Va.)

Mrs. Dorothy Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Drew    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Aray T. Darden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Howard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Jo Hall    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. David James    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Eleanor Warren    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Dr. John Latham Bowen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Aderae A. Sulzycki    (OOLTEWAH, Tenn.)

Mr. Avery Isaac Willis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Avery Isaac Willis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell (SPRINGFIELD, Va.)

Mr. David James (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Aderae A. Sulzycki (OOLTEWAH, Tenn.)

Jasmine Nicole Buff (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Warren (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Fannie Jo Hall (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Bynes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marshall L. Lane (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Terry Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter H. Jenkins (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Dr. John Latham Bowen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Stokes (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Terry Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Drew (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Mae Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Dr. John Latham Bowen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Nell Andrews (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Miss Karen D. Holdeman (MOUNDRIDGE, Kan.)

Mrs. Helen Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. David James (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Col. Curtis E. Dodson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Howard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laurie R. Bowman (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Avery Isaac Willis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Jesse E. Durham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Beulah Lee Engram (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ottie D. Guion (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Wimberly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert E. Melton, Jr. (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene W. Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Schools fight NCAA ruling on nicknames

Pride, not prejudice led to Halfbreeds nickname

Area sports announcements

Sports rants

Millarville team doesn't miss a beat

Overtime

Pierce draws Dementieva in Fed Cup final

Early morning Ramble

Overtime

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.

Area sports 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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Sports rants
Augusta needs a real pro team, not one of those artificial pro teams.

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

Overtime
In Aiken, Julio Arellano scored six goals and Skeeterville came on strong after intermission to beat Chukkerage, 14-11, on the second day of play in the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup.

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.

Area sports 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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Sports rants
Augusta needs a real pro team, not one of those artificial pro teams.

Overtime
In Aiken, Julio Arellano scored six goals and Skeeterville came on strong after intermission to beat Chukkerage, 14-11, on the second day of play in the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup.

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.

Early morning Ramble
Participants in the Broad Street Ramble make their way down Broad Street. The 18th annual event took place Saturday morning on a 10-kilometer route set up through downtown Augusta.

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.

Early morning Ramble
Participants in the Broad Street Ramble make their way down Broad Street. The 18th annual event took place Saturday morning on a 10-kilometer route set up through downtown Augusta.

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

Schools fight NCAA ruling on nicknames
INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA spent four years studying the use of American Indian nicknames. It took less than a month for the governing body to start backpedaling.

Pride, not prejudice led to Halfbreeds nickname
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The NCAA's attempt to ban Indian mascots, logos and nicknames from postseason tournaments was met with ridicule and resistance, and that move involved only 18 universities scattered around the country.

Pride, not prejudice led to Halfbreeds nickname
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The NCAA's attempt to ban Indian mascots, logos and nicknames from postseason tournaments was met with ridicule and resistance, and that move involved only 18 universities scattered around the country.

Schools fight NCAA ruling on nicknames
INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA spent four years studying the use of American Indian nicknames. It took less than a month for the governing body to start backpedaling.

Outdoors calendar

Outdoors calendar
Note: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar
Note: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

How local NFL players performed
A look back at week one

Stars can't kick Falcons' Hall off the island
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After spending most of the night sticking to T.O. like a little brother, DeAngelo Hall wanted something to remember him by.

How local NFL players performed
A look back at week one

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.

NFL power rankings week 2
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

NFL power rankings week 2
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Stars can't kick Falcons' Hall off the island
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After spending most of the night sticking to T.O. like a little brother, DeAngelo Hall wanted something to remember him by.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Missed opportunity will haunt Clemson

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
This Monday through Friday is the big push, the main event, when 16 of the fall season's 31 new series will take their bow, including all six of NBC's. So make your plans, program your TiVo, lay in the snacks and take your phone off the hook.

Man breaks record for most hours watching TV

Who will take home the Emmys?
Sunday night, everyone will know who won the 57th annual Emmy Awards. But a pair of TV watchers already know - or claim they do. Here are predictions for who should get the trophies, who shouldn't, and who will:

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.

Who will take home the Emmys?
Sunday night, everyone will know who won the 57th annual Emmy Awards. But a pair of TV watchers already know - or claim they do. Here are predictions for who should get the trophies, who shouldn't, and who will:

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
This Monday through Friday is the big push, the main event, when 16 of the fall season's 31 new series will take their bow, including all six of NBC's. So make your plans, program your TiVo, lay in the snacks and take your phone off the hook.

Who will take home the Emmys?

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney split

People in the News

'Dogs muddle way to win
ATHENS, Ga. - Like a Major League Baseball team that already clinched the pennant, Georgia played without some offensive stars on Saturday against overmatched Louisiana-Monroe.

UGA notebook
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia kicker Brandon Coutu was warming up before Saturday's game against Louisiana-Monroe when coach Mark Richt approached and asked about his range.

Nobody left this one feeling good
ATHENS, Ga. - Fans measure victories in points. They're all about covering spreads, running up the score, national polls and blowouts.

UGA notebook

Lumpkin happy to get opportunities
ATHENS, Ga. - Leaning back on a folding chair inside Georgia's postgame interview room, it was difficult to find a player happier than sophomore running back Kregg Lumpkin.

Nobody left this one feeling good

Lumpkin happy to get opportunities

'Dogs muddle way to win

'Dogs muddle way to win
ATHENS, Ga. - Like a Major League Baseball team that already clinched the pennant, Georgia played without some offensive stars on Saturday against overmatched Louisiana-Monroe.

UGA notebook
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia kicker Brandon Coutu was warming up before Saturday's game against Louisiana-Monroe when coach Mark Richt approached and asked about his range.

Nobody left this one feeling good
ATHENS, Ga. - Fans measure victories in points. They're all about covering spreads, running up the score, national polls and blowouts.

Lumpkin happy to get opportunities
ATHENS, Ga. - Leaning back on a folding chair inside Georgia's postgame interview room, it was difficult to find a player happier than sophomore running back Kregg Lumpkin.

Spurrier, Alabama trying to start new traditions

Gamecocks are rolled by Tide

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.

Gamecocks are rolled by Tide
COLUMBIA - Alabama knew it could run all over South Carolina when the quarterback now dubbed "Vanilla Vick" by his teammates lumbered for a 15-yard touchdown on a slow developing draw play early in the first quarter.

Gamecocks are rolled by Tide
COLUMBIA - Alabama knew it could run all over South Carolina when the quarterback now dubbed "Vanilla Vick" by his teammates lumbered for a 15-yard touchdown on a slow developing draw play early in the first quarter.

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.

Recycling centers

Reunions

Adult literacy sites

Canine unit gets upgraded quarters

Pet of the week

Across the river

Council takes up business matter, animal regulations

This week

Coroner training helpers

Events

New tactics help Aiken police officers solve more cases

Sage Valley is not about roughing it

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Meetings

Aiken's Makin' vendor sees variety of forms in gourds

Athlete Spotlight: Emily Durand

Recreation events

Library events

50th Wedding Anniversary: Johnson

Meetings

Event will welcome newcomers to North Augusta

A look at what it will require for New Orleans to regain its footing

Water gets man through ordeal

Dire early predictions are questioned

New Orleans' evacuation plan fund went to bridge

Scene in New Orleans sinks retailers' hopes

Faith digest

Play to help church commemorate bicentennial

Faith calendar

Church brings evacuees to safety, comfort in Aiken

Why did the Bible allow slavery?

Church gets ready for its new campus

Congregations unite to collect items of storm victims