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

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.

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

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:

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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:

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

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

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.

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.

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
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?

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.

Murder victims take tumbles in mysteries

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.

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
When you're looking for a father figure, what better place to go than a neighborhood bar?

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

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

Civic center's booking could hurt ballet

Bonds accepts his limitations

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.

MLB notebook

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.

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.

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.

New Orleans postcards reminders of change

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sammy Dean Griffith

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.

M alaya Baysa

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

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

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.

William Aaron Owenby

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.

Corell Louise Tribby

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.

Hunter James Brock

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.

Sophia Marie Anderson

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.

Gabriel Josiah Foster

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.

Patrick Kaden Jenkins

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 Alex Hall

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Braves can't deliver knockout on road
NEW YORK - Think of it as the purgatory of road trips.

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.

Braves don't need stars

Braves can't deliver knockout on road
NEW YORK - Think of it as the purgatory of road trips.

Braves can't deliver knockout on road

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."

Business calendar

Nation's ski resorts aim for year-round business
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. - A covered wooden bridge spans a sparkling creek spilling past the condominiums, T-shirt shops and restaurants that form the nucleus of this small community at the base of towering ski slopes.

Evacuees flood states to claim unemployment

Could Fed take a break in interest-rate raising campaign?

Businesses can recover from disasters
NEW YORK - The video and photos of inundated businesses in New Orleans look painfully familiar to Thom Sehnert.

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:

Several minivans fare poorly in crash tests
WASHINGTON - Head restraints in some minivans inadequately protect people against neck injuries in rear-end crashes, the insurance industry said Sunday. Several automakers took issue with the latest test results.

Business briefs

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.

Richmond County property transfers

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

Businesses can recover from disasters

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."

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

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

Business bits

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

When will oil start running out?

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.

Group says carmakers withhold information

Nation's ski resorts aim for year-round business
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. - A covered wooden bridge spans a sparkling creek spilling past the condominiums, T-shirt shops and restaurants that form the nucleus of this small community at the base of towering ski slopes.

Auto shop owners want to improve reputations

When will oil start running out?
VIENNA, Austria - Fact: World oil production will peak someday, and supplies will start running out. But when will the tipping point come - in years, decades, or a couple of months from now?

Nation's ski resorts aim for year-round business

Fuel for thought: biodiesel catches on
Every few weeks, Etta Kantor goes to a Chinese restaurant and fills a couple of five-gallon pails with used cooking oil.

Fuel for thought: biodiesel catches on

Could Fed take a break in interest-rate raising campaign?
WASHINGTON - Conflicting economic risks that could emerge from Hurricane Katrina are putting Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and his central bank colleagues in a challenging spot.

Several minivans fare poorly in crash tests

When will oil start running out?
VIENNA, Austria - Fact: World oil production will peak someday, and supplies will start running out. But when will the tipping point come - in years, decades, or a couple of months from now?

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:

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.

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

Businesses can recover from disasters
NEW YORK - The video and photos of inundated businesses in New Orleans look painfully familiar to Thom Sehnert.

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.

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:

Could Fed take a break in interest-rate raising campaign?
WASHINGTON - Conflicting economic risks that could emerge from Hurricane Katrina are putting Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and his central bank colleagues in a challenging spot.

Fuel for thought: biodiesel catches on
Every few weeks, Etta Kantor goes to a Chinese restaurant and fills a couple of five-gallon pails with used cooking oil.

Several minivans fare poorly in crash tests
WASHINGTON - Head restraints in some minivans inadequately protect people against neck injuries in rear-end crashes, the insurance industry said Sunday. Several automakers took issue with the latest test results.

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.)

Clemson tight end has spleen removed
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson tight end Cole Downer had his spleen removed Saturday night, just hours after he was injured catching a 6-yard pass in the fourth quarter of the Tigers' 36-30 triple-overtime loss to Miami.

Clemson tight end has spleen removed

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.

Clemson tight end has spleen removed
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson tight end Cole Downer had his spleen removed Saturday night, just hours after he was injured catching a 6-yard pass in the fourth quarter of the Tigers' 36-30 triple-overtime loss to Miami.

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.

USC stay at No. 1 in poll
Southern California's run at No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 reached a record-breaking level and Oklahoma, the team USC replaced in the top spot almost two years ago, was unranked for the first time since 1999.

USC stay at No. 1 in poll
Southern California's run at No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 reached a record-breaking level and Oklahoma, the team USC replaced in the top spot almost two years ago, was unranked for the first time since 1999.

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.

USC stay at No. 1 in poll

SEC roundup

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.

A uniter, not a divider

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

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.

Yahoo selling out users
How much is your soul worth? Ever thought of auctioning it on Ebay?

No Republican acceptable?

Roadblocks necessary?
Roads are crowded enough without police creating unnecessary traffic jams. If a just-completed federal study is correct, then tying up traffic is about all that law-enforcement agencies accomplish when they put up sobriety checkpoints.

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.

Roadblocks necessary?
Roads are crowded enough without police creating unnecessary traffic jams. If a just-completed federal study is correct, then tying up traffic is about all that law-enforcement agencies accomplish when they put up sobriety checkpoints.

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

Yahoo selling out users

Let's get our act together

Roadblocks necessary?

Yahoo selling out users
How much is your soul worth? Ever thought of auctioning it on Ebay?

No Republican acceptable?
"If people can't vote for you, then I doubt they can vote for any Republican nominee."

No Republican acceptable?
"If people can't vote for you, then I doubt they can vote for any Republican nominee."

'Lost' named best drama series, 'Everybody Loves Raymond' top comedy at Emmy Awards
LOS ANGELES - Everybody loved "Raymond" one more time at the Emmys, honoring the show Sunday as best comedy series for its final season and denying newcomer "Desperate Housewives." Another first-year hit, "Lost," won best drama honors.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Actress Tori Spelling and her husband are reportedly splitting after a year of marriage.

Q&A on Google's book-scanning program
Q. Where is Google getting books to scan?

Q&A on Google's book-scanning program
Q. Where is Google getting books to scan?

'Lost' named best drama series, 'Everybody Loves Raymond' top comedy at Emmy Awards
LOS ANGELES - Everybody loved "Raymond" one more time at the Emmys, honoring the show Sunday as best comedy series for its final season and denying newcomer "Desperate Housewives." Another first-year hit, "Lost," won best drama honors.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Actress Tori Spelling and her husband are reportedly splitting after a year of marriage.

Hedge fund investors reminded of dangers
NEW YORK - Hedge fund implosions have become somewhat routine. Suddenly, the upbeat financial reports and bullish calls promoting stellar returns disappear, all correspondence stops, and the money is gone from investors' reach.

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.

Hedge fund investors reminded of dangers

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.

Hurricane victims piling up credit card debt

Hedge fund investors reminded of dangers
NEW YORK - Hedge fund implosions have become somewhat routine. Suddenly, the upbeat financial reports and bullish calls promoting stellar returns disappear, all correspondence stops, and the money is gone from investors' reach.

Ball diagnosed with meningitis
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball has viral meningitis, but could play against Virginia Tech later this week, head coach Chan Gailey said Sunday.

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.

Ball diagnosed with meningitis
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball has viral meningitis, but could play against Virginia Tech later this week, head coach Chan Gailey said Sunday.

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.

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

Backup QB starts fast, then struggles

Ball diagnosed with meningitis

Granddaughter's nearly perfect at 13

Sorenstam repeats at Hammons Classic
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Annika Sorenstam hopes her second straight victory at the John Q. Hammons Classic is a springboard to another strong finish to the season.

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.

Sorenstam repeats at Hammons Classic

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

Campbell wins World Match Play

Campbell wins World Match Play
VIRGINIA WATER, England - U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell won the World Match Play Championship on Sunday, defeating Paul McGinley 2 and 1 in the final by capitalizing on his opponent's errors in the closing holes.

Gore stands up to last-day pressure

Campbell wins World Match Play
VIRGINIA WATER, England - U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell won the World Match Play Championship on Sunday, defeating Paul McGinley 2 and 1 in the final by capitalizing on his opponent's errors in the closing holes.

Another chance for Gore

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

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.

Lady Jaguars' expectations have never been this high

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.

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

Gore stands up to last-day pressure
FARMINGTON, Pa. - Jason Gore stood up to an excellent late-season field, and to the very pressure that wilted him three months ago at the U.S. Open. Most of all, he stood up to Sunday.

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

Gore stands up to last-day pressure
FARMINGTON, Pa. - Jason Gore stood up to an excellent late-season field, and to the very pressure that wilted him three months ago at the U.S. Open. Most of all, he stood up to Sunday.

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.

Golf roundup

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.

Presidents Cup teams no longer fit to be tied

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.

Sorenstam repeats at Hammons Classic
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Annika Sorenstam hopes her second straight victory at the John Q. Hammons Classic is a springboard to another strong finish to the season.

Friday night rewind

High school scores

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

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.

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.

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

Bondra signs with Atlanta

Bondra signs with Atlanta
ATLANTA - Unrestricted free agent Peter Bondra signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday.

Bondra signs with Atlanta
ATLANTA - Unrestricted free agent Peter Bondra signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Georgia's voting-ID law challenged
ATLANTA -- The law requiring Georgia voters to present a photo ID when they request ballots in person is the subject of a lawsuit announced Monday by a diverse coalition of organizations.

Gore stands up to last-day pressure

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

Selfish attitudes perpetuate woes
The Sept. 3 letter from Dr. John Maben ("Uncle Toms impede genuine progress") underscored the reason there are racial problems in our community.Mitch Courson, Augusta

Intelligent design debate divisive

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

Intelligent design debate divisive
I can't apply the term "debate" to the raging controversy over the relative merits of evolutionary theory and the concept of intelligent design (meaning God did it) because this issue stirs wild passions, and has the power to turn reasonably sane adults into drool-flecked screamers. Richard E. Hogue, Grovetown

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

Selfish attitudes perpetuate woes

Democrats have been downright despicable

Democrats have been downright despicable
Democrats and the network media elites have hit an all-time-low. Rapper extraordinaire Kanye West charged that President George W. Bush does not like "black people," and author Anne Rice blames the federal government for not helping enough with Katrina relief. Lee Benedict, 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

Intelligent design debate divisive
I can't apply the term "debate" to the raging controversy over the relative merits of evolutionary theory and the concept of intelligent design (meaning God did it) because this issue stirs wild passions, and has the power to turn reasonably sane adults into drool-flecked screamers. Richard E. Hogue, Grovetown

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

Selfish attitudes perpetuate woes
The Sept. 3 letter from Dr. John Maben ("Uncle Toms impede genuine progress") underscored the reason there are racial problems in our community.Mitch Courson, Augusta

Democrats always blame Bush

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

Democrats have been downright despicable
Democrats and the network media elites have hit an all-time-low. Rapper extraordinaire Kanye West charged that President George W. Bush does not like "black people," and author Anne Rice blames the federal government for not helping enough with Katrina relief. Lee Benedict, Augusta

Invasive plant life is growing

Stop griping and start acting

Travel briefs

Solar heaters extend pool season home energy

Living briefs

Cell phones: Not just voice mail anymore

Fashion briefs

Anime thrives on videogame consoles, too

Intended receiver of card should write note

Service lets you pay for stuff with your cell phone

Composite decking offers many benefits

Techbits: Auto gadgets, Chinese figures and more

Hiking the Great Wall resurrects history

Peaceful home life must be bug-free

Large gatherings not unusual at couple's home

Self-centeredness, casualness plague society

Apple's iPod Nano packs a big punch

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.

Apple's iPod Nano packs a big punch
Ever since Apple Computer Inc. jumped into the music player business with the original iPod in 2001, the rest of the consumer electronics industry has been playing catch-up. So far, nobody has come close in terms of coolness or sales.

Anime thrives on videogame consoles, too
After decades on the fringes of American culture, anime - that uniquely Japanese form of animation - is everywhere. From the Cartoon Network to manga books to the Academy Awards (where Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" snatched an Oscar a few years ago), Japanese animation is becoming almost as familiar as the American kind.

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?

Service lets you pay for stuff with your cell phone
BOSTON - The logic is solid behind MobileLime, a new service designed to let you leave your wallet at home - or at least some of the cards in it - and instead use your cell phone to buy things.

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.

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.

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.

Techbits: Auto gadgets, Chinese figures and more
With digital music players becoming more ubiquitous, Volkswagen AG is offering a stereo component that lets motorists plug in all manner of portable digital players - not just iPods - and manage their tunes and podcasts on a dashboard display.

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

Apple's iPod Nano packs a big punch
Ever since Apple Computer Inc. jumped into the music player business with the original iPod in 2001, the rest of the consumer electronics industry has been playing catch-up. So far, nobody has come close in terms of coolness or sales.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cell phones: Not just voice mail anymore
SAN FRANCISCO - Forget voice calls. They're oh so retro. That cell phone in your pocket is well on its way to becoming a remote control for your life.

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.

Techbits: Auto gadgets, Chinese figures and more
With digital music players becoming more ubiquitous, Volkswagen AG is offering a stereo component that lets motorists plug in all manner of portable digital players - not just iPods - and manage their tunes and podcasts on a dashboard display.

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.

Service lets you pay for stuff with your cell phone
BOSTON - The logic is solid behind MobileLime, a new service designed to let you leave your wallet at home - or at least some of the cards in it - and instead use your cell phone to buy things.

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?

Anime thrives on videogame consoles, too
After decades on the fringes of American culture, anime - that uniquely Japanese form of animation - is everywhere. From the Cartoon Network to manga books to the Academy Awards (where Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" snatched an Oscar a few years ago), Japanese animation is becoming almost as familiar as the American kind.

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

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.

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?

Cell phones: Not just voice mail anymore
SAN FRANCISCO - Forget voice calls. They're oh so retro. That cell phone in your pocket is well on its way to becoming a remote control for your life.

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.

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

Katrina prompts return to Aiken

Families form bond in wake of Katrina
ROSWELL, Ga. - The latest addition to all the family photos on display in Brenda Moreshead's living room is obvious.

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.

Record turnout simmering for this year's Big Pig Jig
VIENNA, Ga. - For more than two decades, Stanley Gambrell, of Vienna, has donned the same hat, tie and suspenders the first weekend in October.

Beating da island heat

13-month-old wins $10,000 in drawing for scholarship
Watch out Clemson University, here she comes - in about 17 years, that is.

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.

Across Georgia
KENNESAW - Police recruit Tara Marie Drummond was given a police funeral with full honors Saturday.

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
CHARLESTON - Authorities say a 61-year-old North Charleston man was killed when a driver ran a red light and hit him.

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.

Professor inspires Medicaid fix
COLUMBIA - The architect for overhauling South Carolina's Medicaid program is an associate finance professor at a Cleveland State University think tank who says people want all the health insurance that someone can afford to buy for them.

Across the area

Company helps out in disaster
GARDEN CITY, Ga. - A Georgia water-purification company is helping to supply clean water to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast.

Stewarts will gather at TV show

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

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.

Tucker says county has flood plan in place
It happened shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, and Pam Tucker says she's hearing it again because of Hurricane Katrina: People are asking questions about Thurmond Dam.

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.

Arena talk is tabled for now
The idea of an arena in Columbia County has taken a back seat for at least a year. Some, though, say it likely will be even longer before such a development moves forward in the county.

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.

Parents saving time, money
Carpooling has picked up nationally as gas prices have risen.

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.

Neighborhood leader focuses on community
AIKEN - Aiken resident Betty Myers might think twice before she goes out of town.

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

Survival has become the goal as group's troubles continue
COLUMBIA - The once influential Christian Coalition has struggled to raise money and pay its bills, but the group's executive director says it will survive.

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 the area
An employee of the Family Dollar store on Peach Orchard Road in Augusta told police an armed man hid in the store's stockroom and then robbed the store after closing.

Correction

Five questions with Anthony Carter
Anthony Carter, 27, an Augusta native, has been creating jewelry since he was 14 years old. At Arts in the Heart of Augusta this weekend, he ran two booths under the name Nature's Effects.

Kid of the Day

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

Across the area

Company helps out in disaster
GARDEN CITY, Ga. - A Georgia water-purification company is helping to supply clean water to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast.

Snails threaten state's wetlands

Educators fear cuts will become permanent
ATLANTA - For several years now, an obscure line buried in the state budget has had a massive impact on classrooms in Georgia, educators say.

Across Georgia

Families form bond in wake of Katrina
ROSWELL, Ga. - The latest addition to all the family photos on display in Brenda Moreshead's living room is obvious.

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.

Professor inspires Medicaid fix
COLUMBIA - The architect for overhauling South Carolina's Medicaid program is an associate finance professor at a Cleveland State University think tank who says people want all the health insurance that someone can afford to buy for them.

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

Marker will tell Laney's legacy
The Georgia Historical Society will honor one of Augusta's premier educators with a historical marker Tuesday.

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

Jail is hundreds over federal limit
ATLANTA - The Fulton County Jail on Friday was several hundred inmates over a proposed federal agreement to ease overcrowding, with no immediate solution to the problem in sight.

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.

Record turnout simmering for this year's Big Pig Jig
VIENNA, Ga. - For more than two decades, Stanley Gambrell, of Vienna, has donned the same hat, tie and suspenders the first weekend in October.

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

Survival has become the goal as group's troubles continue
COLUMBIA - The once influential Christian Coalition has struggled to raise money and pay its bills, but the group's executive director says it will survive.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jantzen Smith, 10, of Augusta.

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

The week ahead
CHORALE AUDITIONS: The Augusta Chorale will hold auditions for its 2005-06 season at 6:30 p.m. today and Sept. 26 at the Paine College Chapel on Druid Park Avenue. Participants are asked to bring a prepared piece. For more information, call 738-0746.

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.

Across the area
An employee of the Family Dollar store on Peach Orchard Road in Augusta told police an armed man hid in the store's stockroom and then robbed the store after closing.

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

Across Georgia
KENNESAW - Police recruit Tara Marie Drummond was given a police funeral with full honors Saturday.

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 South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Authorities say a 61-year-old North Charleston man was killed when a driver ran a red light and hit him.

Where we live

Aid for hurricane victims

Cameras catch downtown life

The week ahead

Educators fear cuts will become permanent
ATLANTA - For several years now, an obscure line buried in the state budget has had a massive impact on classrooms in Georgia, educators say.

Tucker says county has flood plan in place

Couple pedals across the nation

Survival has become the goal as group's troubles continue

Educators fear cuts will become permanent

Neighborhood leader focuses on community

State protects copy of charter

13-month-old wins $10,000 in drawing for scholarship

Ways you can help hurricane victims

Tucker says county has flood plan in place
It happened shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, and Pam Tucker says she's hearing it again because of Hurricane Katrina: People are asking questions about Thurmond Dam.

Voters to fill vacant chair

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Marker will tell Laney's legacy
The Georgia Historical Society will honor one of Augusta's premier educators with a historical marker Tuesday.

Teachers' education pays off

Five questions with Anthony Carter
Anthony Carter, 27, an Augusta native, has been creating jewelry since he was 14 years old. At Arts in the Heart of Augusta this weekend, he ran two booths under the name Nature's Effects.

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

Arena talk is tabled for now
The idea of an arena in Columbia County has taken a back seat for at least a year. Some, though, say it likely will be even longer before such a development moves forward in the county.

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Record turnout simmering for this year's Big Pig Jig

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Five questions with Anthony Carter

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.

Kid of the Day

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

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.

Professor inspires Medicaid fix

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.

Marker will tell Laney's legacy

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

Parents saving time, money

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

Arena talk is tabled for now

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

Families form bond in wake of Katrina

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.

Company helps out in disaster

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

Jail is hundreds over federal limit

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.

Neighborhood leader focuses on community
AIKEN - Aiken resident Betty Myers might think twice before she goes out of town.

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.

The week ahead
CHORALE AUDITIONS: The Augusta Chorale will hold auditions for its 2005-06 season at 6:30 p.m. today and Sept. 26 at the Paine College Chapel on Druid Park Avenue. Participants are asked to bring a prepared piece. For more information, call 738-0746.

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.

Parents saving time, money
Carpooling has picked up nationally as gas prices have risen.

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

Across South Carolina

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Man kills girlfriend, then self

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

Grants are crucial to schools

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.

Q&A with the District 22 candidates

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.

District 22 polling places

Jail is hundreds over federal limit
ATLANTA - The Fulton County Jail on Friday was several hundred inmates over a proposed federal agreement to ease overcrowding, with no immediate solution to the problem in sight.

Flat-fee clinic opens in Georgia

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Jantzen Smith, 10, of Augusta.

13-month-old wins $10,000 in drawing for scholarship
Watch out Clemson University, here she comes - in about 17 years, that is.

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.

Granddaughter's nearly perfect at 13
Our eldest grandchild has just turned 13. No longer a tween, Kelsey is a real-life, full-fledged, hormone-toting, all-knowing, card-carrying teenager.

Granddaughter's nearly perfect at 13
Our eldest grandchild has just turned 13. No longer a tween, Kelsey is a real-life, full-fledged, hormone-toting, all-knowing, card-carrying teenager.

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

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

'Heaven' tops box office

'Heaven' tops box office
LOS ANGELES - Heaven beat the devil at the box office this weekend.

'Heaven' tops box office
LOS ANGELES - Heaven beat the devil at the box office this weekend.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Indie bands to watch

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

Q&A: Damian Marley on roots, Rasta and reggaeton

Q&A: Damian Marley on roots, Rasta and reggaeton
NEW YORK - Being an icon's son isn't easy. Yet Damian Marley is doing just fine. The son of Bob is leading reggae back to its roots with his enthralling summer anthem, "Welcome To Jamrock," and new album.

Q&A: Damian Marley on roots, Rasta and reggaeton
NEW YORK - Being an icon's son isn't easy. Yet Damian Marley is doing just fine. The son of Bob is leading reggae back to its roots with his enthralling summer anthem, "Welcome To Jamrock," and new album.

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

Top racing family opens the attic

Top racing family opens the attic
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When one family wins the Indianapolis 500 a whopping nine times, there's bound to be plenty of souvenirs in the attic.

Drivers facing penalties
LOUDON, N.H. - Retaliation came in several forms Sunday during the Sylvania 300. Now it's NASCAR's turn to retaliate as well.

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.

Drivers facing penalties

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.

Newman wins a thriller

Newman wins a thriller
LOUDON, N.H. - Television ratings might prove otherwise, but Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart did their part in reviving interest in the Chase for the Championship on Sunday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Stewart weary of talk

Top racing family opens the attic
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When one family wins the Indianapolis 500 a whopping nine times, there's bound to be plenty of souvenirs in the attic.

Newman wins a thriller
LOUDON, N.H. - Television ratings might prove otherwise, but Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart did their part in reviving interest in the Chase for the Championship on Sunday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Drivers facing penalties
LOUDON, N.H. - Retaliation came in several forms Sunday during the Sylvania 300. Now it's NASCAR's turn to retaliate as well.

NFL power rankings week 2

Stars can't kick Falcons' Hall off the island

Panthers top Pats in Super Bowl rematch

How local NFL players performed

Seahawks' flight plan gains a win

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

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

Dr. John Latham Bowen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David James    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Doug Longino    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

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

Mr. James G. Swift    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse E. Durham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. David James    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia West    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Eula Mae Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Avery Isaac Willis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Nicholus Woodring    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William H. Holden, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marshall L. Lane    (WRENS, Ga.)

Miss Karen Holdeman    (MOUNDRIDGE, KS)

Mrs. Sarah Love    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ottie D. Guion    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Karen D. Holdeman    (MOUNDRIDGE, Kan.)

Mrs. Jessie Gibbons    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. William B. Dunn    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Ms. Ottie D. Guion    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marshall L. Lane    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin R. Brown    (DAVIDSON, N.C.)

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

Mrs. Laurie Bowman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Warren    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Bynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Bynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Bentley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Bynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nicholus Woodring    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell    (SPRINGFIELD, Va.)

Mrs. Patricia West    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Ms. Alberta McKenzie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Terry Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Swift    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah Love    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Doug Longino    (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Ms. Ottie D. Guion    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Avery Isaac Willis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Avery Isaac Willis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William H. Holden, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Karen D. Holdeman    (MOUNDRIDGE, Kan.)

Miss Karen Holdeman    (MOUNDRIDGE, KS)

Mr. Jesse E. Durham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ottie D. Guion    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terry Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Gibbons    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Dr. John Latham Bowen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Alberta McKenzie    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Michael Bynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell    (SPRINGFIELD, Va.)

Mr. Benjamin R. Brown    (DAVIDSON, N.C.)

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

Mr. William H. Holden, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Laurie Bowman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Mae Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Bentley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Avery Isaac Willis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eleanor Warren    (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Laurie Bowman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Bynes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eleanor Warren (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Avery Isaac Willis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Karen D. Holdeman (MOUNDRIDGE, Kan.)

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

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

Mr. Benjamin R. Brown (DAVIDSON, N.C.)

Dr. John Latham Bowen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William B. Dunn (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. David James (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Mae Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James G. Swift (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Bynes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jessie Gibbons (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Bentley (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Miss Karen Holdeman (MOUNDRIDGE, KS)

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

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

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

Mr. Doug Longino (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. Nicholus Woodring (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell (SPRINGFIELD, Va.)

Mrs. Patricia West (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

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

Mr. William H. Holden, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Terry Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Avery Isaac Willis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Love (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. David James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Schools fight NCAA ruling on nicknames

Overtime

Early morning Ramble

Pride, not prejudice led to Halfbreeds nickname

Sports rants

Overtime

Area sports announcements

Cambiaso leads team to victory

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

Overtime
In Parsippany, N.J., a high school football game was postponed after a parent threatened one of the coaches for benching his son.

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.

Cambiaso leads team to victory
AIKEN - Adolfo Cambiaso stood next to the presentation platform and patiently filled every autograph request from the children and adults who lined up at New Bridge Polo and Country Club.

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.

Cambiaso leads team to victory
AIKEN - Adolfo Cambiaso stood next to the presentation platform and patiently filled every autograph request from the children and adults who lined up at New Bridge Polo and Country Club.

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.

Overtime
In Parsippany, N.J., a high school football game was postponed after a parent threatened one of the coaches for benching his son.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Outdoors calendar

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

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

Seahawks' flight plan gains a win
SEATTLE - Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora looked around the visitors' locker room at Qwest Field and asked himself: Who are these guys?

Panthers top Pats in Super Bowl rematch
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It was no Super Bowl reprise because neither team played that well. Instead, the Carolina Panthers did just enough to hand the New England Patriots a 27-17 loss.

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.

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

How local NFL players performed
A look back at week one

Panthers top Pats in Super Bowl rematch
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It was no Super Bowl reprise because neither team played that well. Instead, the Carolina Panthers did just enough to hand the New England Patriots a 27-17 loss.

Seahawks' flight plan gains a win
SEATTLE - Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora looked around the visitors' locker room at Qwest Field and asked himself: Who are these guys?

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

Missed opportunity will haunt Clemson

Katrina made TV and its audience see the underclass

Who will take home the Emmys?

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:

Katrina made TV and its audience see the underclass
NEW YORK - Katrina introduced the nation's Haves to the sight of its Have-nots.

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.

Reporting on storm's horrors changes TV journalists

Katrina made TV and its audience see the underclass
NEW YORK - Katrina introduced the nation's Haves to the sight of its Have-nots.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Reporting on storm's horrors changes TV journalists
NEW YORK - Jeanne Meserve is haunted by voices in the dark pleading for help. John Roberts won't forget the woman whose husband of 53 years died at her feet.

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.

Reporting on storm's horrors changes TV journalists
NEW YORK - Jeanne Meserve is haunted by voices in the dark pleading for help. John Roberts won't forget the woman whose husband of 53 years died at her feet.

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:

People in the News

'Lost' named best drama series, 'Everybody Loves Raymond' top comedy at Emmy Awards

Q&A on Google's book-scanning program

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.

Richt: Win not so ugly after all
ATHENS, Ga. - Following Saturday's win over Louisiana-Monroe that looked pretty only on the scoreboard, Georgia coach Mark Richt said, "I'm trying to decide whether to be happy or sad."

Nobody left this one feeling good

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Richt: Win not so ugly after all

Lumpkin happy to get opportunities

'Dogs muddle way to win

Richt: Win not so ugly after all
ATHENS, Ga. - Following Saturday's win over Louisiana-Monroe that looked pretty only on the scoreboard, Georgia coach Mark Richt said, "I'm trying to decide whether to be happy or sad."

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.

'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

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.

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

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.

Adult literacy sites

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

New tactics help Aiken police officers solve more cases

Across the river

Council takes up business matter, animal regulations

Recycling centers

Event will welcome newcomers to North Augusta

Meetings

Pet of the week

50th Wedding Anniversary: Johnson

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

Coroner training helpers

Recreation events

Sage Valley is not about roughing it

Library events

Canine unit gets upgraded quarters

This week

Reunions

Athlete Spotlight: Emily Durand

Events

Meetings

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

Dire early predictions are questioned

New Orleans' evacuation plan fund went to bridge

Water gets man through ordeal

Scene in New Orleans sinks retailers' hopes