Trailer offers communication in emergency
Relief workers in the Gulf Coast need more than food and water.

Groups can apply for hotel tax funding
Aiken County is accepting applications for state accommodations tax money from groups that promote tourism.

Milestones
Darla Simons, a 2004 graduate of Strom Thurmond High School, a sophomore at Clemson University and the daughter of Ronald and Becky Simons, of North Augusta, has been named recipient of the South Carolina Young Farmer-Agribusiness Association's Collegiate Scholarship.

Lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

Statue will honor 'visionary' founder of North Augusta
A grandson of North Augusta's founder thinks a bronze statue of James U. Jackson is a fitting tribute.

Milestones
Darla Simons, a 2004 graduate of Strom Thurmond High School, a sophomore at Clemson University and the daughter of Ronald and Becky Simons, of North Augusta, has been named recipient of the South Carolina Young Farmer-Agribusiness Association's Collegiate Scholarship.

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

This week
Grand illusions: Through Sunday; traveling exhibit about faux painting; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St.; museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free; 642-2015

Lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

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

Redcliffe Plantation visitors discover rewards of archaeology
An archaeology program at Redcliffe Plantation on Saturday fit well with the home-school lessons Cynthia George has been teaching her children.

Around the block
The Aiken Community Playhouse's Bechtel Expermental Theater, in the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. will present art at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for playhouse members and $10 for others. For more information, call 648-1438.

First Baptist rolls with punches
Celebrating our heritage; embracing our future. This is the theme of the First Baptist Church of Aiken's 200th anniversary celebration this month.

First Baptist rolls with punches
Celebrating our heritage; embracing our future. This is the theme of the First Baptist Church of Aiken's 200th anniversary celebration this month.

Around the block
The Aiken Community Playhouse's Bechtel Expermental Theater, in the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. will present art at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for playhouse members and $10 for others. For more information, call 648-1438.

Statue will honor 'visionary' founder of North Augusta
A grandson of North Augusta's founder thinks a bronze statue of James U. Jackson is a fitting tribute.

This week
Grand illusions: Through Sunday; traveling exhibit about faux painting; Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St.; museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; free; 642-2015

Redcliffe Plantation visitors discover rewards of archaeology
An archaeology program at Redcliffe Plantation on Saturday fit well with the home-school lessons Cynthia George has been teaching her children.

Groups can apply for hotel tax funding
Aiken County is accepting applications for state accommodations tax money from groups that promote tourism.

Trailer offers communication in emergency
Relief workers in the Gulf Coast need more than food and water.

Applause cover

Applause cover

'Hoffman' plays on emotions

New blood lets Augusta Ballet restage 'Dracula' with buckets of biting humor

New blood lets Augusta Ballet restage 'Dracula' with buckets of biting humor
At the Augusta Ballet, everything old is new again.

'Hoffman' plays on emotions
Tales of Hoffman, being staged by the Augusta Opera, is an unfinished work featuring four connected stories and performers playing multiple parts.

New blood lets Augusta Ballet restage 'Dracula' with buckets of biting humor
At the Augusta Ballet, everything old is new again.

'Hoffman' plays on emotions
Tales of Hoffman, being staged by the Augusta Opera, is an unfinished work featuring four connected stories and performers playing multiple parts.

Major leage baseball notebook

Major leage baseball notebook
NEW YORK - Brian Roberts has ligament and tendon damage in his left arm and will need surgery that usually requires a recovery time of about six months.

Major leage baseball notebook
NEW YORK - Brian Roberts has ligament and tendon damage in his left arm and will need surgery that usually requires a recovery time of about six months.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - The adjustment from minor league starter to major league reliever was predictably difficult. The physical resistance that Braves pitcher Blaine Boyer was bound to hit was likewise foreseeable, he said.

Sosa works his magic again
ATLANTA - If any Braves pitcher is to keep Jorge Sosa from the No. 3 spot in the team's presumed playoff rotation, they had better begin to make a rather profound statement - and quickly.

Howard closes door on Braves

Smoltz opts to rest sore shoulder
ATLANTA - The cause for concern isn't necessarily high, John Smoltz said Tuesday, but he and the Braves have decided it's best for the team's ace to skip tonight's start to rest his stiff right shoulder.

Howard closes door on Braves
ATLANTA - The Braves were teased with the idea of an emotional, come-from-behind victory against the second-place Phillies.

Smoltz opts to rest sore shoulder

Braves notebook

Sosa works his magic again

Smoltz opts to rest sore shoulder
ATLANTA - The cause for concern isn't necessarily high, John Smoltz said Tuesday, but he and the Braves have decided it's best for the team's ace to skip tonight's start to rest his stiff right shoulder.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - The adjustment from minor league starter to major league reliever was predictably difficult. The physical resistance that Braves pitcher Blaine Boyer was bound to hit was likewise foreseeable, he said.

Howard closes door on Braves
ATLANTA - The Braves were teased with the idea of an emotional, come-from-behind victory against the second-place Phillies.

Sosa works his magic again
ATLANTA - If any Braves pitcher is to keep Jorge Sosa from the No. 3 spot in the team's presumed playoff rotation, they had better begin to make a rather profound statement - and quickly.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - A federal judge wednesday approved a settlement that will return more than $6.1 billion to investors who lost money in the Worldcom Inc. accounting fraud.

Shopping center is ready for 1st round of openings
When consumers converge on Mullins Crossing shopping center next month, they'll see more than a new Target, Kohl's and Chick-fil-A.

Fed increases key rate again despite Katrina

Sporting News, Holiday Inn plan restaurants
ST. LOUIS - Sporting News magazine and Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts plan to develop sports-themed restaurants at all 91 Holiday Inn Select hotels around the country starting early next year, the companies said.

Retail sales suffer

Board weighs plan for housing
Columbia County officials on Tuesday discussed preliminary plans for a second phase of a development near Greenbrier High School that could bring the county thousands of residents, hundreds of new jobs and more traffic.

Delta's pension plan is in peril

Pillow maker rests easy
Larry Illingworth's math will put you to sleep. Don't feel bad, though. He has designed vector pressures specifically for your dozing needs.

Pillow maker rests easy

Fed rate increase is blow to stocks
NEW YORK - Investors concerned about slowing economic growth sent stocks sharply lower Tuesday after the Federal Reserve said it would continue raising interest rates despite Wall Street's worries about the economic impact of Hurricane Katrina.

Oil prices jump as Hurricane Rita nears

Oil prices jump as Hurricane Rita nears
NEW YORK - Crude-oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel Wednesday as traders braced for the possibility that Hurricane Rita could smash into key oil facilities in Texas.

Retail sales suffer
NEW YORK - Since mid-July, new fall fashions such as shrunken brown velvet jackets and Victorian-style blouses have been gathering dust on racks at the nation's retailers.

Sporting News, Holiday Inn plan restaurants
ST. LOUIS - Sporting News magazine and Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts plan to develop sports-themed restaurants at all 91 Holiday Inn Select hotels around the country starting early next year, the companies said.

Women try to jump-start businesses storm halted
ATLANTA - The day before Hurricane Katrina struck, Vienna Abramowitz threw her business computer in her car with some clothes and fled first to Mobile, Ala., and eventually to Atlanta. Weeks after Katrina's destruction of the Gulf Coast, the New Orleans woman still is looking to restart her employment business, which links technicians and laborers with companies.

Business briefs

Fed rate increase is blow to stocks
NEW YORK - Investors concerned about slowing economic growth sent stocks sharply lower Tuesday after the Federal Reserve said it would continue raising interest rates despite Wall Street's worries about the economic impact of Hurricane Katrina.

Shopping center is ready for 1st round of openings

Board weighs plan for housing

Board weighs plan for housing
Columbia County officials on Tuesday discussed preliminary plans for a second phase of a development near Greenbrier High School that could bring the county thousands of residents, hundreds of new jobs and more traffic.

Fed rate increase is blow to stocks

Pillow maker rests easy
Larry Illingworth's math will put you to sleep. Don't feel bad, though. He has designed vector pressures specifically for your dozing needs.

Sporting News, Holiday Inn plan restaurants

Oil prices jump as Hurricane Rita nears
NEW YORK - Crude-oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel Wednesday as traders braced for the possibility that Hurricane Rita could smash into key oil facilities in Texas.

Fed increases key rate again despite Katrina
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Tuesday boosted a key interest rate for the 11th straight time and signaled that more rate increases were likely even as the country recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - A federal judge wednesday approved a settlement that will return more than $6.1 billion to investors who lost money in the Worldcom Inc. accounting fraud.

Women try to jump-start businesses storm halted
ATLANTA - The day before Hurricane Katrina struck, Vienna Abramowitz threw her business computer in her car with some clothes and fled first to Mobile, Ala., and eventually to Atlanta. Weeks after Katrina's destruction of the Gulf Coast, the New Orleans woman still is looking to restart her employment business, which links technicians and laborers with companies.

Women try to jump-start businesses storm halted

Delta's pension plan is in peril
ATLANTA - A continuing exodus of Delta Air Lines Inc. pilots has drained the pension plan to the point where future lump sum payouts to retirees by the bankrupt carrier might be in jeopardy, according to the union.

Retail sales suffer
NEW YORK - Since mid-July, new fall fashions such as shrunken brown velvet jackets and Victorian-style blouses have been gathering dust on racks at the nation's retailers.

Shopping center is ready for 1st round of openings
When consumers converge on Mullins Crossing shopping center next month, they'll see more than a new Target, Kohl's and Chick-fil-A.

Delta's pension plan is in peril
ATLANTA - A continuing exodus of Delta Air Lines Inc. pilots has drained the pension plan to the point where future lump sum payouts to retirees by the bankrupt carrier might be in jeopardy, according to the union.

Fed increases key rate again despite Katrina
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Tuesday boosted a key interest rate for the 11th straight time and signaled that more rate increases were likely even as the country recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 21, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 22, 2005.

Tigers hope they don't moon over Miami loss

Tigers hope they don't moon over Miami loss
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson defensive end Gaines Adams desperately wants to put the Tigers' triple overtime loss to Miami this past Saturday out his mind. So far, he can't do it.

Tigers hope they don't moon over Miami loss
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson defensive end Gaines Adams desperately wants to put the Tigers' triple overtime loss to Miami this past Saturday out his mind. So far, he can't do it.

Famous brother's help put Vick on right track
ATLANTA - Michael Vick heard the question from five lockers away, proving God blessed him with good ears as well as fast legs and a strong left arm.

Bama has fans abuzz again

Bama has fans abuzz again
No. 20 Alabama is unbeaten, ranked for the first time in two years and coming off a big road victory.

Bama has fans abuzz again
No. 20 Alabama is unbeaten, ranked for the first time in two years and coming off a big road victory.

Can Vanderbilt really be 3-0?
Reviewing and previewing college football

Can Vanderbilt really be 3-0?

Famous brother's help put Vick on right track
ATLANTA - Michael Vick heard the question from five lockers away, proving God blessed him with good ears as well as fast legs and a strong left arm.

Can Vanderbilt really be 3-0?
Reviewing and previewing college football

Famous brother's help put Vick on right track

Players appreciate sponsor of series

Death of a Nazi hunter

A clean break
When you get hung up on race, you only get hung up. And that's been Augusta's most vexing problem for years.

Parents should know

A clean break
When you get hung up on race, you only get hung up. And that's been Augusta's most vexing problem for years.

Parents should know
It's getting to be that time of year when elected state officials start looking ahead to the next General Assembly session in January.

Roberts for chief justice
No one is more qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court than John Roberts Jr., who once clerked for the late William Rehnquist, the chief justice Roberts has been nominated to succeed.

Roberts for chief justice

No to nuclear blackmail!

A clean break

Roberts for chief justice
No one is more qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court than John Roberts Jr., who once clerked for the late William Rehnquist, the chief justice Roberts has been nominated to succeed.

No to nuclear blackmail!
If you've not noticed by now, Kim Jong Il is harder to nail down than a jellyfish.

Death of a Nazi hunter
Simon Wiesenthal was to Nazis what the Nazis were to Jews, except Mr. Wiesenthal had justice and morality on his side. Mr. Wiesenthal, who died Tuesday at age 96 in Vienna, was a Ukranian Jew who was routed through 12 concentration camps from the time he was apprehended by the Germans in 1941 until he was liberated by U.S. troops in 1945.

Death of a Nazi hunter
Simon Wiesenthal was to Nazis what the Nazis were to Jews, except Mr. Wiesenthal had justice and morality on his side. Mr. Wiesenthal, who died Tuesday at age 96 in Vienna, was a Ukranian Jew who was routed through 12 concentration camps from the time he was apprehended by the Germans in 1941 until he was liberated by U.S. troops in 1945.

No to nuclear blackmail!
If you've not noticed by now, Kim Jong Il is harder to nail down than a jellyfish.

Parents should know
It's getting to be that time of year when elected state officials start looking ahead to the next General Assembly session in January.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

'Fat Actress' Kirstie Alley loses 50 pounds
NEW YORK - Kirstie Alley is dropping the "fat" from "actress."

The liquid life
The Mission has two performance spaces with two sound systems. The front of the store/warehouse-turned performance space, where free Tuesday and Wednesday performances take place, can accommodate 75-100 people. The back room can fit 350.

'Darkwatch' adds macabre twist to Wild West
Rugged outlaw Jericho Cross had no idea what he was getting himself into when he robbed his last train.

Rebecca Romijn engaged to Jerry O'Connell
NEW YORK - Rebecca Romijn, whose screen credits include the "X-Men" films and "Rollerball," is engaged to Jerry O'Connell.

Little patrons were left in dust of Augusta's cultural celebration
The Greater Augusta Arts Council will be the first to admit that its annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival is a work in progress that continues to grow, evolve and shift as time, money and geography permit or demand.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Spotted
Ryan Noah (left) and Jessica Clark take time out for a photograph at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Open tab
Self-described Elvis Presley addict and country singer Steve Chappell is bringing a little swagger to Cadillac's. 3328 Washington Road. Call 364-2234.

Rebecca Romijn engaged to Jerry O'Connell
NEW YORK - Rebecca Romijn, whose screen credits include the "X-Men" films and "Rollerball," is engaged to Jerry O'Connell.

'Darkwatch' adds macabre twist to Wild West
Rugged outlaw Jericho Cross had no idea what he was getting himself into when he robbed his last train.

'Fat Actress' Kirstie Alley loses 50 pounds
NEW YORK - Kirstie Alley is dropping the "fat" from "actress."

Little patrons were left in dust of Augusta's cultural celebration
The Greater Augusta Arts Council will be the first to admit that its annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival is a work in progress that continues to grow, evolve and shift as time, money and geography permit or demand.

Spotted
Ryan Noah (left) and Jessica Clark take time out for a photograph at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival.

Club calendar
Send your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com, or call (706) 823-3220. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

The liquid life
The Mission has two performance spaces with two sound systems. The front of the store/warehouse-turned performance space, where free Tuesday and Wednesday performances take place, can accommodate 75-100 people. The back room can fit 350.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Open tab
Self-described Elvis Presley addict and country singer Steve Chappell is bringing a little swagger to Cadillac's. 3328 Washington Road. Call 364-2234.

Real-estate speculators, beware the 'flip' audit
NEW YORK - Amateur "flippers" in the real-estate market have more to worry about than a bubble burst. An IRS audit, for instance, might interrupt their trip up the property ladder.

Rate increases make CDs attractive

Online sports market turns athletes into stocks

Online sports market turns athletes into stocks
SAN FRANCISCO - Sports fans already invest considerable emotion and angst in professional athletes. Now they can take that obsession a step further, trading on the pros' performance in an online electronic market.

Real-estate speculators, beware the 'flip' audit
NEW YORK - Amateur "flippers" in the real-estate market have more to worry about than a bubble burst. An IRS audit, for instance, might interrupt their trip up the property ladder.

Online sports market turns athletes into stocks
SAN FRANCISCO - Sports fans already invest considerable emotion and angst in professional athletes. Now they can take that obsession a step further, trading on the pros' performance in an online electronic market.

Rate increases make CDs attractive
NEW YORK - As the Federal Reserve has pushed up interest rates, certificates of deposit are looking attractive again.

Rate increases make CDs attractive
NEW YORK - As the Federal Reserve has pushed up interest rates, certificates of deposit are looking attractive again.

Real-estate speculators, beware the 'flip' audit

Quick and easy pasta with broccoli rabe
The pasta and the sausage are two of the building blocks of this quickly made, savory main-course dish, with broccoli rabe as a variable third ingredient.

Small bites
A limited edition of Better Homes and Gardens "New Cook Book" (Meredith, $29.95) is now available. It's distinguished by its cover design, a pink plaid background that has been substituted for the familiar red plaid of other editions of the publication.

Grubbin': What's For Lunch
Myungs China WIngs: 3221 Wrightsboro Road.

Sweet-tart Cameo apples add flavorful taste to crisp
Apples are available year round, but they never seem more mouth- watering than at apple-picking time. Fresh from the tree, apples are appealing as a fruit to bite into but also as an ingredient as we go back to the kitchen and to baking.

Low-fat idea: Lemon-garlic halibut steaks
Halibut is low-fat, firm and full of flavor. That makes the white-fleshed fish a good base for dishes helpful to people watching their fat intake - and this recipe using halibut comes into that desirable category.

Small bites

Grubbin': What's For Lunch
Myungs China WIngs: 3221 Wrightsboro Road.

Quick and easy pasta with broccoli rabe
The pasta and the sausage are two of the building blocks of this quickly made, savory main-course dish, with broccoli rabe as a variable third ingredient.

Grubbin': What's For Lunch

Low-fat idea: Lemon-garlic halibut steaks
Halibut is low-fat, firm and full of flavor. That makes the white-fleshed fish a good base for dishes helpful to people watching their fat intake - and this recipe using halibut comes into that desirable category.

Small bites
A limited edition of Better Homes and Gardens "New Cook Book" (Meredith, $29.95) is now available. It's distinguished by its cover design, a pink plaid background that has been substituted for the familiar red plaid of other editions of the publication.

Quick and easy pasta with broccoli rabe

Tortellini and fresh fruit skewers recipies
CONCORD, N.H. - My life is becoming a cliche. Or perhaps it is my son's life.

Low-fat idea: Lemon-garlic halibut steaks

Homemade granola makes perfect parfait
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - If you want to get more whole grains into your diet, search no further than granola. This sweetened blend of grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruits is high in fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

Homemade granola makes perfect parfait

Sweet-tart Cameo apples add flavorful taste to crisp

Sweet-tart Cameo apples add flavorful taste to crisp
Apples are available year round, but they never seem more mouth- watering than at apple-picking time. Fresh from the tree, apples are appealing as a fruit to bite into but also as an ingredient as we go back to the kitchen and to baking.

Tortellini and fresh fruit skewers recipies

Homemade granola makes perfect parfait
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - If you want to get more whole grains into your diet, search no further than granola. This sweetened blend of grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruits is high in fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

Tortellini and fresh fruit skewers recipies
CONCORD, N.H. - My life is becoming a cliche. Or perhaps it is my son's life.

Taylor Bennett: Unlikely quarterback for a big-time game
ATLANTA - Taylor Bennett spent most of his high school career on the bench.

Taylor Bennett: Unlikely quarterback for a big-time game
ATLANTA - Taylor Bennett spent most of his high school career on the bench.

Taylor Bennett: Unlikely quarterback for a big-time game

Jags' event to be moved
Teams pulling out of the Augusta State Invitational golf tournament prompted the Augusta Golf Association to make a change Wednesday.

Woods paired with Couples
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The United States team once again hopes to put its best foot forward in an international team event. Only this time, they hope their No. 1 asset doesn't trip up.

Elder plays in Columbia County benefit
Lee Elder, the first black golfer to play in the Masters Tournament in 1975, was on hand Tuesday for the inaugural Columbia County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Woods paired with Couples
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The United States team once again hopes to put its best foot forward in an international team event. Only this time, they hope their No. 1 asset doesn't trip up.

Woods' partner remains mystery
GAINESVILLE, Va. - Who wants to play with Tiger Woods?

Jags' event to be moved

Elder plays in Columbia County benefit
Lee Elder, the first black golfer to play in the Masters Tournament in 1975, was on hand Tuesday for the inaugural Columbia County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament.

Sources say Wie close to going pro
Everywhere she goes, people can't help but notice Michelle Wie.

Woods' partner remains mystery
GAINESVILLE, Va. - Who wants to play with Tiger Woods?

Jags' event to be moved
Teams pulling out of the Augusta State Invitational golf tournament prompted the Augusta Golf Association to make a change Wednesday.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Presidents Cup is at crossroads
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The Presidents Cup came of age two years ago on the far side of the world.

Elder plays in Columbia County benefit

Sources say Wie close to going pro

Upcoming events

Presidents Cup is at crossroads

Woods' partner remains mystery

Presidents Cup is at crossroads
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The Presidents Cup came of age two years ago on the far side of the world.

Sources say Wie close to going pro
Everywhere she goes, people can't help but notice Michelle Wie.

Woods paired with Couples

South Aiken's recipe for success paying off

South Aiken's recipe for success paying off
There are pinches of the Palmetto and Peach states in South Aiken's offense this year. Dashes of college football styles have spiced up a team filled with team-first kids now willing to do whatever it takes to win.

South Aiken's recipe for success paying off
There are pinches of the Palmetto and Peach states in South Aiken's offense this year. Dashes of college football styles have spiced up a team filled with team-first kids now willing to do whatever it takes to win.

Katrina victims get tax breaks

Bush vows to be ready for storm
WASHINGTON - Eager to avoid the public pounding he got for his response to Hurricane Katrina, President Bush pledged on Wednesday to be "ready for the worst" as another big hurricane headed for the Gulf Coast.

About hurricane names
Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms have been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center and now maintained and updated by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization. Six lists are used in rotation. The 2004 list will be used again in 2010.

Katrina victims get tax breaks

Rita spares 'really lucky' Florida Keys

About hurricane names
Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms have been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center and now maintained and updated by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization. Six lists are used in rotation. The 2004 list will be used again in 2010.

Rita spares 'really lucky' Florida Keys

Bush vows to be ready for storm
WASHINGTON - Eager to avoid the public pounding he got for his response to Hurricane Katrina, President Bush pledged on Wednesday to be "ready for the worst" as another big hurricane headed for the Gulf Coast.

Linguine dish adds variety to spaghetti menu
Spaghetti with meat sauce is my son Tripp's most-requested meal. Though Tripp could eat it almost every day, the rest of the family grows tired of the combination.

Linguine dish adds variety to spaghetti menu
Spaghetti with meat sauce is my son Tripp's most-requested meal. Though Tripp could eat it almost every day, the rest of the family grows tired of the combination.

Linguine dish adds variety to spaghetti menu

Missing man found safe in Georgia
AIKEN -- An Alzheimer's patient who drove off from a local store while his wife shopped was found safe Wednesday night, about nine hours after he went missing and 240 miles away in southwest Georgia, authorities said.

SRS not chosen for new nuclear power plant
WASHINGTON - A consortium of utilities narrowed the potential locations for what could be the first nuclear power plant built in the United States in more than three decades.

Chamber names new president

Youth center needs your help
While our prayers, hearts and money go out to those suffering the wrath of Hurricane Katrina, we should not forget our local needs.J. Traylor Johnson Jr., Martinez

Writer recalls events differently
Regarding Liam McGinley's letter ("Writer's facts don't match reality," Sept. 3): First of all, George Bush was not "given the election." He won it.Shelton Chance, Perkins

Story about FAA grant needs clarification
The Chronicle's Aug. 26 article "Airport flies to get FAA funds" was inaccurate and misleading. We did not come within days of missing a March deadline to apply for federal funds, nor did I discover by accident that the airport had received the grant.Willis M. Boshears Jr., Augusta

Don't consolidate Columbia County
Regarding the proposal to make Evans a city, then combine it into a consolidated government: What do we have now?Charles D. Johnson Jr., Augusta

Writer recalls events differently

Inept Bush highlights insensitivity
Bush devotees, please visit Earth. We have a reality pill, which is not expensive and does not make you a liberal, but it does sharpen your thinking processes, if you have them.Saroja Venkatraman, Martinez

Youth center needs your help
While our prayers, hearts and money go out to those suffering the wrath of Hurricane Katrina, we should not forget our local needs.J. Traylor Johnson Jr., Martinez

Church collected 'flood buckets' for Katrina victims

Bush exemplifies incompetence

Store chain 'really came through' to help youth group

Inept Bush highlights insensitivity

Church collected 'flood buckets' for Katrina victims

Bush exemplifies incompetence
Some people say George W. Bush is a nice guy. Therefore, based on his record since he stole the White House, there is only one conclusion an intelligent person can make: He is simply incompetent! Bush is an excellent example of the Peter Principle, which says people tend to be promoted to their level of incompetence. Obviously, Bush reached his level of incompetence many years ago.Anne Cook, Augusta

Don't consolidate Columbia County
Regarding the proposal to make Evans a city, then combine it into a consolidated government: What do we have now?Charles D. Johnson Jr., Augusta

Story about FAA grant needs clarification
The Chronicle's Aug. 26 article "Airport flies to get FAA funds" was inaccurate and misleading. We did not come within days of missing a March deadline to apply for federal funds, nor did I discover by accident that the airport had received the grant.Willis M. Boshears Jr., Augusta

Inept Bush highlights insensitivity
Bush devotees, please visit Earth. We have a reality pill, which is not expensive and does not make you a liberal, but it does sharpen your thinking processes, if you have them.Saroja Venkatraman, Martinez

Bush exemplifies incompetence
Some people say George W. Bush is a nice guy. Therefore, based on his record since he stole the White House, there is only one conclusion an intelligent person can make: He is simply incompetent! Bush is an excellent example of the Peter Principle, which says people tend to be promoted to their level of incompetence. Obviously, Bush reached his level of incompetence many years ago.Anne Cook, Augusta

Ignore all the hype on changing climate
We must resist emerging pressure for the United States to endorse the flawed Kyoto Protocol to save us from future hurricanes such as Katrina.Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

Youth center needs your help

Writer recalls events differently
Regarding Liam McGinley's letter ("Writer's facts don't match reality," Sept. 3): First of all, George Bush was not "given the election." He won it.Shelton Chance, Perkins

Story about FAA grant needs clarification

Ignore all the hype on changing climate

Don't consolidate Columbia County

Ignore all the hype on changing climate
We must resist emerging pressure for the United States to endorse the flawed Kyoto Protocol to save us from future hurricanes such as Katrina.Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

Living briefs

Psychic makes TV season predictions

Gossip meets the G-men in vast FBI files

Gossip meets the G-men in vast FBI files
NEW YORK - The Beach Boys. Frank Sinatra. Liberace.

Psychic makes TV season predictions
LOS ANGELES - TV experts have tracked, stacked and analyzed Internet buzz about the new fall network series, issuing impressive-sounding reports on potential winners and losers.

Psychic makes TV season predictions
LOS ANGELES - TV experts have tracked, stacked and analyzed Internet buzz about the new fall network series, issuing impressive-sounding reports on potential winners and losers.

Gossip meets the G-men in vast FBI files
NEW YORK - The Beach Boys. Frank Sinatra. Liberace.

Living briefs
- This site, thrown together since Katrina, provides the most up-to-date aerial and satellite images of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, and it allows users to describe current conditions at any location. There is a chilling view of the Superdome with the roof torn back: www.scipionus.com

Living briefs
- This site, thrown together since Katrina, provides the most up-to-date aerial and satellite images of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, and it allows users to describe current conditions at any location. There is a chilling view of the Superdome with the roof torn back: www.scipionus.com

State senator to run as 'warrior'

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Cause of fire still is studied

St. Joseph negotiates deal to accept Blue Cross again

Fans of naturalist to meet in Augusta

Minority buying power is up
ATLANTA - The consumer market is becoming a more diverse place, according to a report on minority buying power released Tuesday.

County leaders vote in favor of new city
Columbia County commissioners agreed unanimously Tuesday night that a new city comprising the Evans/Martinez area should be created, then consolidated with the county government.

Money, legal help key to new effort

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man wanted in several Augusta car break-ins, officials said Tuesday.

Voter ID law affects few at polls
It took about as much time for Audrena Dixon to vote during Tuesday's special election as it did for her to back out of her precinct's parking lot at Gilbert Lambert Chapel afterwards.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man wanted in several Augusta car break-ins, officials said Tuesday.

Kid of the Day

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

Augusta Commission fills District 7 seat
The Augusta Commission selected the Richmond County Republican Party treasurer to fill the commission's District 7 seat Tuesday.

Kid of the Day
Joseph Barksdale is today's Kid of the Day.

Tarver claims seat in Georgia Senate
The second time was the charm for Augusta attorney Ed Tarver, defeating two former lawmakers Tuesday night to take the Georgia Senate District 22 special election.

Hot rod plan revs up city panel
An official with the International Hot Rod Association made a pitch Tuesday for the city to develop a drag-racing track in south Augusta.

Minority buying power is up
ATLANTA - The consumer market is becoming a more diverse place, according to a report on minority buying power released Tuesday.

State senator to run as 'warrior'
AIKEN - State Sen. Greg Ryberg, R-Aiken, said Wednesday that he will enter the June primary for state treasurer.

Study suggests tests hurt learning
ATLANTA - High-pressure exams don't help students learn and might actually hurt their chances of graduating from high school, according to a study released Tuesday by a group opposed to measuring student progress through testing.

St. Joseph negotiates deal to accept Blue Cross again
After a few months out, St. Joseph Hospital is rejoining the network of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia.

Property taxes grow 6 percent
AIKEN - Property taxes are going up in Aiken County. The Aiken County Council voted 8-1 Tuesday to increase the county's millage from 66.5 to 70.5, a 6 percent increase that officials estimate will bring in an additional $1.6 million during the fiscal year that started in July and ends in June.

Augusta Commission fills District 7 seat

Students get taste of economics
Armed with play money and an appetite for candy, Hephzibah High School students experienced the economic principles they had been studying in their textbooks.

News you can use

Super District 9 candidate files
One candidate filed for the Super District 9 seat of the Richmond County school board on the first day of qualifying.

Most of warehouse is destroyed in fire
Authorities say it will take time to determine why the large warehouse of a wood-salvaging business off Gordon Highway caught fire early Tuesday.

Local judge will not run for chief seat
Superior Court Judge Duncan D. Wheale has decided not to challenge the Augusta Judicial Circuit's chief judge in next year's judicial elections, he said Wednesday.

Faith-filled students heed call

Chamber selects a president
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that it has hired a Michigan woman as its president.

Augusta Commission fills District 7 seat
The Augusta Commission selected the Richmond County Republican Party treasurer to fill the commission's District 7 seat Tuesday.

Cause of fire still is studied
Fire officials said Wednesday that it would be at least a day, if not longer, before they will know what started a massive fire at the warehouse of an Augusta wood salvaging business.

Study suggests tests hurt learning
ATLANTA - High-pressure exams don't help students learn and might actually hurt their chances of graduating from high school, according to a study released Tuesday by a group opposed to measuring student progress through testing.

Suspect is linked to crime spree
An Augusta man arrested on charges of killing a neighbor now stands accused of committing a series of violent crimes in south Augusta.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man wanted in several Augusta car break-ins, officials said Tuesday.

Cancer support group takes day to indulge at spa
Despite being struck twice by two different cancers, Katie Ridenour has a radical plan for her future.

Minority buying power is up

Williams will appeal his fraud conviction
Former state Rep. Robin Williams will appeal his conviction, according to federal documents made public Wednesday.

Museum honors its namesake
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History unveiled its newest memorial Tuesday to honor the woman who made Augusta her home and changed the face of education across the state.

County looks into alternative fuels for fleet's future
Clayton Galloway's goal these days is to get as familiar as possible with hybrid, electric, hydrogen and other alternative vehicle technology.

Students get taste of economics

Correction
- A story on Aiken neighborhood activist Betty Myers in Monday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle did not accurately report the number of her children. She has two sons and a daughter.

Certification bonus costly, official says
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's top education official said a popular program that awards bonuses to teachers who receive national board certification is expensive and that money might be better spent on early childhood education.

Certification bonus costly, official says
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's top education official said a popular program that awards bonuses to teachers who receive national board certification is expensive and that money might be better spent on early childhood education.

Fort Gordon greets deputy commander
With the rank and file of Fort Gordon's civilian community in front of him Tuesday, Brig. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, the post's commander, formally welcomed a man who will help him guide the Army's Signal Center into the future.

Frog art survives statute
ATHENS, Ga. - The county attorney this week dropped charges against a downtown store owner who was cited in July for violating the county's sidewalk sign ordinance with a frog sculpture, but local officials say they'll continue to enforce the ban.

Hot rod plan revs up city panel
An official with the International Hot Rod Association made a pitch Tuesday for the city to develop a drag-racing track in south Augusta.

Money, legal help key to new effort
COLUMBIA - Attorney General Henry McMaster said Wednesday that the state needs to spend $2.2 million a year to hire criminal domestic violence prosecutors in each of the state's 46 counties and set up centralized courts to handle those cases.

Super District 9 candidate files

County wants to find contaminated sites
AIKEN - Aiken County is hunting for environmentally contaminated sites such as former gasoline stations or dry cleaners in an attempt to make them economically profitable.

Faith-filled students heed call
With one hand raised and the other gripping a microphone, Sarah Baker worshipped and witnessed through song at Greenbrier High School on Wednesday morning as part of a nationwide prayer rally.

Suspect is linked to crime spree
An Augusta man arrested on charges of killing a neighbor now stands accused of committing a series of violent crimes in south Augusta.

Tarver claims seat in Georgia Senate

Across South Carolina
WASHINGTON - NuStart Energy, a consortium of 11 energy companies, plans to announce today the two sites it thinks are the best to pursue advanced nuclear plant licenses.

Lawyers for hospitals object to depositions

State senator to run as 'warrior'
AIKEN - State Sen. Greg Ryberg, R-Aiken, said Wednesday that he will enter the June primary for state treasurer.

County looks into alternative fuels for fleet's future
Clayton Galloway's goal these days is to get as familiar as possible with hybrid, electric, hydrogen and other alternative vehicle technology.

Aiken County wants MOX plant by 2009
AIKEN - Aiken County filed suit Wednesday against the U.S. Department of Energy, asking the agency to finish building a plutonium-processing plant at Savannah River Site by 2009, even though making that deadline is unlikely.

Museum honors its namesake

Chamber selects a president
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that it has hired a Michigan woman as its president.

Frog art survives statute

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - An Atlanta woman has been charged with theft and mail fraud after being accused of falsely applying for government relief funds. Federal authorities say she claimed to be a Hurricane Katrina evacuee from New Orleans.

Outdoorsman day coming
Fort Gordon and Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division are planning events Saturday as part of National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Williams will appeal his fraud conviction
Former state Rep. Robin Williams will appeal his conviction, according to federal documents made public Wednesday.

Voter ID law affects few at polls
It took about as much time for Audrena Dixon to vote during Tuesday's special election as it did for her to back out of her precinct's parking lot at Gilbert Lambert Chapel afterwards.

Across the area
AIKEN - Authorities are looking for a missing Alzheimer's patient, who was last seen Wednesday afternoon driving away from Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse on Whiskey Road.

Property taxes grow 6 percent
AIKEN - Property taxes are going up in Aiken County. The Aiken County Council voted 8-1 Tuesday to increase the county's millage from 66.5 to 70.5, a 6 percent increase that officials estimate will bring in an additional $1.6 million during the fiscal year that started in July and ends in June.

Fans of naturalist to meet in Augusta
William Bartram first came to Augusta in 1773 to attend an Indian congress that resulted in a new treaty between the Cherokee and Creek Indians and the colony of Georgia.

Center aids storm victims
EATONTON, Ga. - Casey Kauffman brings medicine to a New Orleans man whose foot is infected from wading barefoot in neck-deep fetid water for three days.

Faith-filled students heed call
With one hand raised and the other gripping a microphone, Sarah Baker worshipped and witnessed through song at Greenbrier High School on Wednesday morning as part of a nationwide prayer rally.

Savannah's on Target for distribution center
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Gov. Sonny Perdue, Target Corp. executives and Georgia Ports officials are expected to announce today that the big-box retailer will build a 2-million-square-foot import distribution center in Savannah, the Morning News has learned.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Sophia Renee Greene of Evans.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Cause of fire still is studied
Fire officials said Wednesday that it would be at least a day, if not longer, before they will know what started a massive fire at the warehouse of an Augusta wood salvaging business.

Across the region
ATLANTA - The marketing team working to revamp Atlanta's image has added a Broadway producer to its cast.

Lawyers for hospitals object to depositions
A Richmond County Superior Court judge is considering what to do about his order preventing South Carolina civil defense attorneys from deposing employees at two Augusta hospitals.

Ways you can help hurricane victims

Local judge will not run for chief seat
Superior Court Judge Duncan D. Wheale has decided not to challenge the Augusta Judicial Circuit's chief judge in next year's judicial elections, he said Wednesday.

County leaders vote in favor of new city
Columbia County commissioners agreed unanimously Tuesday night that a new city comprising the Evans/Martinez area should be created, then consolidated with the county government.

Across the area

St. Joseph negotiates deal to accept Blue Cross again
After a few months out, St. Joseph Hospital is rejoining the network of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia.

Across South Carolina
WASHINGTON - NuStart Energy, a consortium of 11 energy companies, plans to announce today the two sites it thinks are the best to pursue advanced nuclear plant licenses.

Certification bonus costly, official says

Across the area
AIKEN - Authorities are looking for a missing Alzheimer's patient, who was last seen Wednesday afternoon driving away from Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse on Whiskey Road.

Cancer support group takes day to indulge at spa

Frog art survives statute
ATHENS, Ga. - The county attorney this week dropped charges against a downtown store owner who was cited in July for violating the county's sidewalk sign ordinance with a frog sculpture, but local officials say they'll continue to enforce the ban.

Suspect is linked to crime spree

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - An Atlanta woman has been charged with theft and mail fraud after being accused of falsely applying for government relief funds. Federal authorities say she claimed to be a Hurricane Katrina evacuee from New Orleans.

Fans of naturalist to meet in Augusta
William Bartram first came to Augusta in 1773 to attend an Indian congress that resulted in a new treaty between the Cherokee and Creek Indians and the colony of Georgia.

Correction
- A story on Aiken neighborhood activist Betty Myers in Monday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle did not accurately report the number of her children. She has two sons and a daughter.

Lawyers for hospitals object to depositions
A Richmond County Superior Court judge is considering what to do about his order preventing South Carolina civil defense attorneys from deposing employees at two Augusta hospitals.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Sophia Renee Greene of Evans.

Across Georgia

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Correction

Money, legal help key to new effort
COLUMBIA - Attorney General Henry McMaster said Wednesday that the state needs to spend $2.2 million a year to hire criminal domestic violence prosecutors in each of the state's 46 counties and set up centralized courts to handle those cases.

Across the area

Outdoorsman day coming
Fort Gordon and Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division are planning events Saturday as part of National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Outdoorsman day coming

Man's sentence includes chores
Timothy Wynn cannot replace Keefe Howell's amputated right leg, but he can do the chores Mr. Howell did before Mr. Wynn slammed his sport utility vehicle into Mr. Howell's car.

Fort Gordon greets deputy commander

Schools doing well with evacuees
An estimated 9,800 pupils displaced by Hurricane Katrina have filtered into Georgia and South Carolina schools, but area school systems say they have felt little effect.

Center aids storm victims

Center aids storm victims
EATONTON, Ga. - Casey Kauffman brings medicine to a New Orleans man whose foot is infected from wading barefoot in neck-deep fetid water for three days.

Property taxes grow 6 percent

Kid of the Day
Joseph Barksdale is today's Kid of the Day.

Savannah's on Target for distribution center

Museum honors its namesake
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History unveiled its newest memorial Tuesday to honor the woman who made Augusta her home and changed the face of education across the state.

County leaders vote in favor of new city

Study suggests tests hurt learning

Super District 9 candidate files
One candidate filed for the Super District 9 seat of the Richmond County school board on the first day of qualifying.

Across South Carolina

Cancer support group takes day to indulge at spa
Despite being struck twice by two different cancers, Katie Ridenour has a radical plan for her future.

County wants to find contaminated sites

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

County looks into alternative fuels for fleet's future

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Chamber selects a president

Students get taste of economics
Armed with play money and an appetite for candy, Hephzibah High School students experienced the economic principles they had been studying in their textbooks.

Hot rod plan revs up city panel

Savannah's on Target for distribution center
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Gov. Sonny Perdue, Target Corp. executives and Georgia Ports officials are expected to announce today that the big-box retailer will build a 2-million-square-foot import distribution center in Savannah, the Morning News has learned.

Across the region

Most of warehouse is destroyed in fire
Authorities say it will take time to determine why the large warehouse of a wood-salvaging business off Gordon Highway caught fire early Tuesday.

Most of warehouse is destroyed in fire

Schools doing well with evacuees
An estimated 9,800 pupils displaced by Hurricane Katrina have filtered into Georgia and South Carolina schools, but area school systems say they have felt little effect.

Voter ID law affects few at polls

Man's sentence includes chores
Timothy Wynn cannot replace Keefe Howell's amputated right leg, but he can do the chores Mr. Howell did before Mr. Wynn slammed his sport utility vehicle into Mr. Howell's car.

Man's sentence includes chores

Tarver claims seat in Georgia Senate
The second time was the charm for Augusta attorney Ed Tarver, defeating two former lawmakers Tuesday night to take the Georgia Senate District 22 special election.

Kid of the Day

Fort Gordon greets deputy commander
With the rank and file of Fort Gordon's civilian community in front of him Tuesday, Brig. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, the post's commander, formally welcomed a man who will help him guide the Army's Signal Center into the future.

Schools doing well with evacuees

County wants to find contaminated sites
AIKEN - Aiken County is hunting for environmentally contaminated sites such as former gasoline stations or dry cleaners in an attempt to make them economically profitable.

Aiken County wants MOX plant by 2009

Local judge will not run for chief seat

Aiken County wants MOX plant by 2009
AIKEN - Aiken County filed suit Wednesday against the U.S. Department of Energy, asking the agency to finish building a plutonium-processing plant at Savannah River Site by 2009, even though making that deadline is unlikely.

Williams will appeal his fraud conviction

Toms' heart can't take much more
GAINESVILLE, Va. - David Toms got the White House tour nobody wants - especially if you're less than a week removed from the scare of your life.

This Cup needs bad blood, too
GAINESVILLE, Va. - With all due respect to the dignified ambassadors of golf, they are absolutely killing the Presidents Cup with kindness.

This Cup needs bad blood, too
GAINESVILLE, Va. - With all due respect to the dignified ambassadors of golf, they are absolutely killing the Presidents Cup with kindness.

Toms' heart can't take much more
GAINESVILLE, Va. - David Toms got the White House tour nobody wants - especially if you're less than a week removed from the scare of your life.

'Roll Bounce' fills screen with lifetime of subplots
There's more stuff going on in the 1970s roller boogie comedy-drama-romance Roll Bounce than there are mirrored panels on a disco ball.

'Roll Bounce' fills screen with lifetime of subplots

'Robots' tries to squeak past story by dazzling with its visual beauty
An exercise in style over substance, Robots labors under the mistaken belief that it's fine being just another pretty face.

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

Mini reviews

'Roll Bounce' fills screen with lifetime of subplots
There's more stuff going on in the 1970s roller boogie comedy-drama-romance Roll Bounce than there are mirrored panels on a disco ball.

'Robots' tries to squeak past story by dazzling with its visual beauty
An exercise in style over substance, Robots labors under the mistaken belief that it's fine being just another pretty face.

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

'Robots' tries to squeak past story by dazzling with its visual beauty

New on DVD
Here's a look at recent releases in DVD and video and a calendar of what's coming:

New on DVD

New on DVD
Here's a look at recent releases in DVD and video and a calendar of what's coming:

Senior invaders still going strong in concerts, on CDs
The senior citizens of rock are strutting their stuff on stage this month.

Concert calendar
Here is a listing of area concerts.

Hot ticket

Lil' Kim reports to detention center in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA - Rapper Lil' Kim began serving a 366-day prison sentence Monday for her conviction on charges stemming from a 2001 shootout outside a New York City radio station.

The Brits are back
They came, they saw, they conquered.

Former pop star says foreign policy a factor in attacks
CARDIFF, Wales - British foreign policy played a role in motivating the July 7 London bombings, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens said Tuesday.

Hot ticket
This week's hot ticket is Son Volt, performing Saturday at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta.

Former pop star says foreign policy a factor in attacks
CARDIFF, Wales - British foreign policy played a role in motivating the July 7 London bombings, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens said Tuesday.

The Brits are back

Singer Neil back on stage after Atlanta injury
ATLANTA - Motley Crue rocker Vince Neil has returned to the stage after injuring himself at an Atlanta concert.

Senior invaders still going strong in concerts, on CDs
The senior citizens of rock are strutting their stuff on stage this month.

Lil' Kim reports to detention center in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA - Rapper Lil' Kim began serving a 366-day prison sentence Monday for her conviction on charges stemming from a 2001 shootout outside a New York City radio station.

The Brits are back
They came, they saw, they conquered.

Singer Neil back on stage after Atlanta injury

Sonic Spotlight
This week's Sonic Spotlight is on Jason Guy of Augusta.

Lil' Kim reports to detention center in Philadelphia

Concert calendar

Former pop star says foreign policy a factor in attacks

Singer Neil back on stage after Atlanta injury
ATLANTA - Motley Crue rocker Vince Neil has returned to the stage after injuring himself at an Atlanta concert.

Sonic Spotlight
This week's Sonic Spotlight is on Jason Guy of Augusta.

Senior invaders still going strong in concerts, on CDs

Concert calendar
Here is a listing of area concerts.

Hot ticket
This week's hot ticket is Son Volt, performing Saturday at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta.

Sonic Spotlight

Driver standings

Racing newsmaker: Mark Martin

NASCAR schedule
NASCAR's 2005 schedule

NASCAR schedule
NASCAR's 2005 schedule

Tempers flare as Chase begins, piquing interest

NASCAR notebook
Robby Gordon's tirade against Michael Waltrip cost him $35,000 and 25 points in the standings, but it was for a good cause.

Driver standings
Nextel Cup series points

Tempers flare as Chase begins, piquing interest
Mark Martin has been around NASCAR long enough to know what's good for business, and Sunday's fiasco at New Hampshire was exactly what the sport needed as it kicked off its Chase for the Championship.

Driver standings
Nextel Cup series points

MBNA RACEPOINTS 400
WHERE: Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.

MBNA RACEPOINTS 400

Tempers flare as Chase begins, piquing interest
Mark Martin has been around NASCAR long enough to know what's good for business, and Sunday's fiasco at New Hampshire was exactly what the sport needed as it kicked off its Chase for the Championship.

NASCAR notebook

NASCAR notebook
Robby Gordon's tirade against Michael Waltrip cost him $35,000 and 25 points in the standings, but it was for a good cause.

NASCAR schedule

Racing newsmaker: Mark Martin
This was supposed to be Mark Martin's final year on the Nextel Cup Series circuit, but he might be forced to return for one more season if Jamie McMurray can't win his release from Chip Ganassi Racing. Martin (above) was in position to go out in style as one of 10 qualifiers for the Chase for the Championship. He recently talked about his season and his future.

MBNA RACEPOINTS 400
WHERE: Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.

Racing newsmaker: Mark Martin
This was supposed to be Mark Martin's final year on the Nextel Cup Series circuit, but he might be forced to return for one more season if Jamie McMurray can't win his release from Chip Ganassi Racing. Martin (above) was in position to go out in style as one of 10 qualifiers for the Chase for the Championship. He recently talked about his season and his future.

Four Hornets home games are rescheduled

Four Hornets home games are rescheduled
NEW YORK - The Hornets' relocation to Oklahoma City resulted in four scheduling changes, one of which will have them playing in their new home on opening night of the 2005-06 season.

Four Hornets home games are rescheduled
NEW YORK - The Hornets' relocation to Oklahoma City resulted in four scheduling changes, one of which will have them playing in their new home on opening night of the 2005-06 season.

Given with a sister's love

Harlem cracks down on dark windshields

Target on schedule to open Oct. 5

Builders show off homes

Teacher of the Year treats pupils as her own kids

Augusta Christian opens new campus

Team returns from storm-torn region

Falcons confident without their star

Upside-down is normal this far in fantasy season

Cowboys can't let loss carry over

Minter's streak in jeopardy because of calf injury

Mrs. Marian Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen Chitty Spires    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Marian Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Parris Lewis, Jr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Parris Lewis, Jr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Julia Mae Morton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ellen Chitty Spires    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Amelia Martha Vrana    (HAWKINS, WI)

Mrs. Sara Alice Ward    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil L. Cooley    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Jae S. Landers    (SICU DDEAMC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sewilla Cummings    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy McNair    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Alice Ward    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Davis    (SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, N.Y.)

Mr. Peter Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Carlton    (LEESVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ellen Chitty Spires    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Graham-Odom    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Roy Carlton    (LEESVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Peter Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Harden    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Roger Veal    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Andrews    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amelia Martha Vrana    (HAWKINS, WI)

Mrs. Ellen Chitty Spires    (BATH, S.C.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dwight William Parken    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell    (SPRINGFIELD, Va.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jae S. Landers    (SICU DDEAMC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert C. Brown    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Tommy McNair    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Julia Mae Morton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Rennie Tillis    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Jae S. Landers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Teresa Chambers    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda P. Higgins    (SPRING HILL, FL)

Mrs. Daisy Andrews    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Harden    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Teresa Chambers    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Grover    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond Davis    (SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NY)

Mrs. Annie Graham-Odom    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. David M. Hinton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Davis    (SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, N.Y.)

Mr. Herman C. Layton    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ayre Lee Aycock    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Ms. Sewilla Cummings    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Julia Mae Morton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Cecil L. Cooley    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Harland W. Mason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances R. Chance    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell    (SPRINGFIELD, VA)

Mr. Nelson Cash    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald R. Stripp    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Harland W. Mason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Rennie Tillis    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy McNair    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nicholus Woodring    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell    (SPRINGFIELD, VA)

Mrs. Frances R. Chance    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Dwight William Parken    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald R. Stripp    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Nicholus Woodring    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nelson Cash    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Jae S. Landers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Andrews    (WRENS, Ga.)

Miss Julia Mae Morton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Roger Veal    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell    (SPRINGFIELD, Va.)

Mr. Gene Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Harden    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Grover    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Susan Harden    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ayre Lee Aycock    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Davis    (SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NY)

Mrs. Linda P. Higgins    (SPRING HILL, FL)

Mr. David M. Hinton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ayre Lee Aycock    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Robert C. Brown    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Tommy McNair    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ayre Lee Aycock    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Herman C. Layton    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Andrews    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Davis (SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, N.Y.)

Mr. Raymond Davis (SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NY)

Mr. Nelson Cash (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald R. Stripp (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jae S. Landers (SICU DDEAMC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amelia Martha Vrana (HAWKINS, WI)

Mrs. Ayre Lee Aycock (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ayre Lee Aycock (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances R. Chance (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell (SPRINGFIELD, VA)

Mr. David M. Hinton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Rennie Tillis (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Robert C. Brown (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ellen Chitty Spires (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy McNair (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen Chitty Spires (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Jae S. Landers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Alice Ward (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Ms. Sewilla Cummings (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Harland W. Mason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil L. Cooley (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Carlton (LEESVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Paul Grover (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Peter Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Harden (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Julia Mae Morton (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Parris Lewis, Jr. (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda P. Higgins (SPRING HILL, FL)

Mr. Herman C. Layton (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Julia Mae Morton (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Teresa Chambers (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Graham-Odom (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Tommy McNair (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell (SPRINGFIELD, Va.)

Mrs. Daisy Andrews (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Roger Veal (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Andrews (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Dwight William Parken (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Harden (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Nicholus Woodring (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Showing spirit

Pet of the Week

Things to Do

Summer adventures

Showing spirit

Police Blotter

School Councils

Police Blotter

Sending hope

Seasonally speaking, it's autumn

Seasonally speaking, it's autumn

Small efforts will send hope

Overtime

Volleyball team to help hurricane victims

Softball and volleyball polls

Overtime

Skeeterville moves closer to semifinals

Area sports announcements

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
Blackville-Hilda coach David Berry has been named as the Carolina Panthers High School Coach of the Week.

Overtime
In Florence, S.C., top-ranked USC Aiken won its seventh consecutive event while setting a tournament record.

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.

Skeeterville moves closer to semifinals
AIKEN - Skeeterville scored early and often Wednesday morning as it defeated New Bridge, 9-5, to remain undefeated in the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup.

Softball and volleyball polls
Here are the results of the GaSports.com Softball Coaches Poll for the week of Sept. 20.

Overtime
In Florence, S.C., top-ranked USC Aiken won its seventh consecutive event while setting a tournament record.

Volleyball team to help hurricane victims
Brooke Elder cried when she saw her parents in Jefferson City, Tenn., on Sept. 3.

Overtime
Blackville-Hilda coach David Berry has been named as the Carolina Panthers High School Coach of the Week.

Softball and volleyball polls
Here are the results of the GaSports.com Softball Coaches Poll for the week of Sept. 20.

Volleyball team to help hurricane victims
Brooke Elder cried when she saw her parents in Jefferson City, Tenn., on Sept. 3.

Skeeterville moves closer to semifinals
AIKEN - Skeeterville scored early and often Wednesday morning as it defeated New Bridge, 9-5, to remain undefeated in the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup.

Cowboys can't let loss carry over
IRVING, Texas - Explaining how the Dallas Cowboys lost was the easy part for Bill Parcells. Knowing how it will affect the rest of their season is a little more uncertain for the coach.

Upside-down is normal this far in fantasy season
If this fantasy football season were mentioned in a Seinfeld episode, this truly would be Bizarro World.

Falcons confident without their star
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick watched the two-minute drill during practice Wednesday with arms crossed as Matt Schaub took all the snaps for the Atlanta Falcons.

Upside-down is normal this far in fantasy season
If this fantasy football season were mentioned in a Seinfeld episode, this truly would be Bizarro World.

Cowboys can't let loss carry over
IRVING, Texas - Explaining how the Dallas Cowboys lost was the easy part for Bill Parcells. Knowing how it will affect the rest of their season is a little more uncertain for the coach.

Falcons confident without their star
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Vick watched the two-minute drill during practice Wednesday with arms crossed as Matt Schaub took all the snaps for the Atlanta Falcons.

Minter's streak in jeopardy because of calf injury
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina safety Mike Minter missed practice Wednesday with a strained calf that could end his streak of playing in 64 consecutive regular-season games.

Minter's streak in jeopardy because of calf injury
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina safety Mike Minter missed practice Wednesday with a strained calf that could end his streak of playing in 64 consecutive regular-season games.

British Invasion of 1965 an occasion to remember

British Invasion of 1965 an occasion to remember
Most music fans think of the British Invasion of music artists as happening in 1964 when The Beatles took America by storm.

British Invasion of 1965 an occasion to remember
Most music fans think of the British Invasion of music artists as happening in 1964 when The Beatles took America by storm.

For the record
Here are Richmond County Superior Court juvenile sentencings, marriage license applications, divorces, sentencings, indictments and paroles.

Oktoberfest will have plenty of food, entertainment
German entertainment, a car show and the Fort Gordon Service Club flea market can mean only one thing - Oktoberfest at Fort Gordon.

Calendar
A DAY FOR AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: Noon today; Augusta Country Club; alumni barbecue and celebration Friday, Oct. 7; 667-4710.

Library events
BOOKMOBILE SATURDAY SERVICE: The Bookmobile will be available in the Target parking lot, 235 Robert C. Daniels Jr. Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 1, 15, 29, Nov. 12, 26 and Dec. 10. Services include registering for a library card, checking out and returning books.

Quietness appeals to Crofton residents
Situated off Pleasant Home Road, Crofton subdivision offers convenience that many people in west Augusta enjoy.

School lunch menus
Here are Richmond County school lunch menus through September 30.

Milestones
Michele Kim, of Augusta, daughter of Jae Hun and Hyun Sook, has been chosen to serve as an intern for Gov. Sonny Perdue's Executive Counsel Office.

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

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Area library will continue its spotlight on Hispanics
On the heels of a successful Spanish language class, the Friedman Branch Library is offering a series of seminars about positive effects of Hispanic culture in America.

Military Milestones
Army Pvt. Joseph B. Jackson, a 2005 graduate of Butler High School and son of Curtis Jackson and Barbara Brown, both of Augusta, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia.

Local couple enjoys being spooked
To many, the Georgia Paranormal Society sounds like a group out of the movie Ghostbusters, but the members of the society are serious about their hobby.

Milestones
Michele Kim, of Augusta, daughter of Jae Hun and Hyun Sook, has been chosen to serve as an intern for Gov. Sonny Perdue's Executive Counsel Office.

Library events
BOOKMOBILE SATURDAY SERVICE: The Bookmobile will be available in the Target parking lot, 235 Robert C. Daniels Jr. Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 1, 15, 29, Nov. 12, 26 and Dec. 10. Services include registering for a library card, checking out and returning books.

Pet of the Week
Delilah, a 1-year-old female shepherd mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Pets can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 279-6274 or (803) 640-2068.

School lunch menus
Here are Richmond County school lunch menus through September 30.

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

Volunteer, employee of the year honored at Safe Homes meeting
Officials at Safe Homes of Augusta recognized people who had done more than their duties at the organization's annual meeting Sept. 13 at Augusta Country Club.

For the record
Here are Richmond County Superior Court juvenile sentencings, marriage license applications, divorces, sentencings, indictments and paroles.

Reserve hospital unit mobilized to relieve active-duty troops
Pfc. Kathryn Burbage will be combining her duty to her country with some genealogy research.

Area library will continue its spotlight on Hispanics
On the heels of a successful Spanish language class, the Friedman Branch Library is offering a series of seminars about positive effects of Hispanic culture in America.

CSRA Bridge Results
Here are the CSRA Bridge Results, Sept. 12-18.

Reserve hospital unit mobilized to relieve active-duty troops
Pfc. Kathryn Burbage will be combining her duty to her country with some genealogy research.

Pet of the Week
Delilah, a 1-year-old female shepherd mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are held at PETsMART in Aiken from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and at PETsMART in Augusta from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Pets can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 279-6274 or (803) 640-2068.

Volunteer, employee of the year honored at Safe Homes meeting
Officials at Safe Homes of Augusta recognized people who had done more than their duties at the organization's annual meeting Sept. 13 at Augusta Country Club.

Program keeps kids off the streets
Pat Jones tries to keep youths on a one-way street to success.

Quietness appeals to Crofton residents
Situated off Pleasant Home Road, Crofton subdivision offers convenience that many people in west Augusta enjoy.

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

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information.

Military Milestones
Army Pvt. Joseph B. Jackson, a 2005 graduate of Butler High School and son of Curtis Jackson and Barbara Brown, both of Augusta, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia.

Program keeps kids off the streets
Pat Jones tries to keep youths on a one-way street to success.

Recreation calendar
FORT DISCOVERY: Seventh Street, 821-0200; HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Oktoberfest will have plenty of food, entertainment
German entertainment, a car show and the Fort Gordon Service Club flea market can mean only one thing - Oktoberfest at Fort Gordon.

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information.

Calendar
A DAY FOR AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: Noon today; Augusta Country Club; alumni barbecue and celebration Friday, Oct. 7; 667-4710.

Recreation calendar
FORT DISCOVERY: Seventh Street, 821-0200; HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

CSRA Bridge Results
Here are the CSRA Bridge Results, Sept. 12-18.

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

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

Local couple enjoys being spooked
To many, the Georgia Paranormal Society sounds like a group out of the movie Ghostbusters, but the members of the society are serious about their hobby.

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

Program keeps kids off the streets

Local couple enjoys being spooked

Military Milestones

Pet of the Week

Recreation calendar

Reunions

Quietness appeals to Crofton residents

Area library will continue its spotlight on Hispanics

Reserve hospital unit mobilized to relieve active-duty troops

Oktoberfest will have plenty of food, entertainment

Meetings

Post Happenings

School lunch menus

Calendar

Milestones

Library events

For the record

Around the block

Restaurant Ratings

Volunteer, employee of the year honored at Safe Homes meeting

CSRA Bridge Results

This Cup needs bad blood, too

Toms' heart can't take much more

Wolfpack holds off Knight's tenacious attack

Wolfpack holds off Knight's tenacious attack

Week's football winners forecast

Athlete Spotlight

Cheering competitions begin soon

Cheering competitions begin soon

Pigskin Picks

Many directors' first films foreshadow their success

Texas woman's suit accuses 'Extreme Makeover' of fraud
LOS ANGELES - Deleese Williams believed her life would finally take a turn for the better when producers of ABC's reality show "Extreme Makeover" promised plastic surgery that would give her a "Cinderella-like" transformation.

Texas woman's suit accuses 'Extreme Makeover' of fraud
LOS ANGELES - Deleese Williams believed her life would finally take a turn for the better when producers of ABC's reality show "Extreme Makeover" promised plastic surgery that would give her a "Cinderella-like" transformation.

Tyra Banks proves breasts are real on TV
NEW YORK - Talk about keeping it real: Tyra Banks underwent a televised sonogram on her new talk show to prove that her breasts aren't fake.

Tyra Banks proves breasts are real on TV

Texas woman's suit accuses 'Extreme Makeover' of fraud

Tyra Banks proves breasts are real on TV
NEW YORK - Talk about keeping it real: Tyra Banks underwent a televised sonogram on her new talk show to prove that her breasts aren't fake.

Open tab

Spotted

Applause calendar

The liquid life

Little patrons were left in dust of Augusta's cultural celebration

Rebecca Romijn engaged to Jerry O'Connell

'Fat Actress' Kirstie Alley loses 50 pounds

'Darkwatch' adds macabre twist to Wild West

Club calendar

Chaney has no hard feelings for Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Mississippi State's Jamar Chaney had a spare moment after practice Monday afternoon, so he picked up his cell phone and placed a long-distance call.

Georgia enjoying surge in takeaways

Georgia enjoying surge in takeaways
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's meager total of five interceptions for 2004 was the lowest since the school began tracking the statistic in 1948, and it ranked 113th in Division I-A.

It's not about color for Croom

Georgia enjoying surge in takeaways
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's meager total of five interceptions for 2004 was the lowest since the school began tracking the statistic in 1948, and it ranked 113th in Division I-A.

It's not about color for Croom
ATHENS, Ga. - Although others might disagree, Mississippi State's Sylvester Croom doesn't see the need to discuss the significance of his becoming the first black coach in Southeastern Conference history.

Chaney has no hard feelings for Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Mississippi State's Jamar Chaney had a spare moment after practice Monday afternoon, so he picked up his cell phone and placed a long-distance call.

It's not about color for Croom
ATHENS, Ga. - Although others might disagree, Mississippi State's Sylvester Croom doesn't see the need to discuss the significance of his becoming the first black coach in Southeastern Conference history.

Chaney has no hard feelings for Georgia

Many directors' first films foreshadow their success
Directing a feature film is like riding a bicycle. It's unrealistic to believe that a neophyte director, tasked with keeping a cast and crew in check and moving forward, will display the artistic and managerial acumen to produce a classic the first time out. A few films with the training wheels, and perhaps the odd scabbed knee, are to be expected.

Many directors' first films foreshadow their success
Directing a feature film is like riding a bicycle. It's unrealistic to believe that a neophyte director, tasked with keeping a cast and crew in check and moving forward, will display the artistic and managerial acumen to produce a classic the first time out. A few films with the training wheels, and perhaps the odd scabbed knee, are to be expected.

Spurrier changing lineup for Troy game

Spurrier changing lineup for Troy game
COLUMBIA, S.C. - After an embarrassing loss at home this past weekend, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is shaking up his lineup for Saturday's game against Troy.

Spurrier changing lineup for Troy game
COLUMBIA, S.C. - After an embarrassing loss at home this past weekend, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is shaking up his lineup for Saturday's game against Troy.

Spurrier's off to bumpy start

Spurrier's off to bumpy start
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Nobody thought South Carolina's new coach would have it easy. But even Steve Spurrier expected a smoother return to college football than this.

Spurrier's off to bumpy start
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Nobody thought South Carolina's new coach would have it easy. But even Steve Spurrier expected a smoother return to college football than this.

Players appreciate sponsor of series
As the recent Regions Cup Matches were winding down earlier this month, player after player stopped to shake Jimmy Rigsby's hand and offer their thanks.

Players appreciate sponsor of series
As the recent Regions Cup Matches were winding down earlier this month, player after player stopped to shake Jimmy Rigsby's hand and offer their thanks.

Lunch menu

Groups can apply for hotel tax funding

First Baptist rolls with punches

This week

Trailer offers communication in emergency

Statue will honor 'visionary' founder of North Augusta

Around the block

Redcliffe Plantation visitors discover rewards of archaeology

Reunions

Milestones

Bush vows to be ready for storm

Rita spares 'really lucky' Florida Keys

About hurricane names

Katrina victims get tax breaks