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

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

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.

Lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

Applause cover

Applause cover

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

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

'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.

'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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Braves notebook

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.

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.

Smoltz opts to rest sore shoulder

Retail sales suffer

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.

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.

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 increases key rate again despite Katrina

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
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 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.

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.

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

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.

Shopping center is ready for 1st round of openings

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.

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.

Pillow maker rests easy

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.

Board weighs plan for housing

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 rate increase is blow to stocks

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.

Business briefs

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.

Oil prices jump as Hurricane Rita nears

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

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.

Delta's pension plan is in peril

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 22, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 21, 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.

Famous brother's help put Vick on right track

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

Bama has fans abuzz again

Players appreciate sponsor of series

Death of a Nazi hunter

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.

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.

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

Roberts for chief justice

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

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.

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.

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

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.

A clean break

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.

No to nuclear blackmail!

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.

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

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.

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.

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

'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."

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Real-estate speculators, beware the 'flip' audit

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.

Online sports market turns athletes into stocks

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

Rate increases make CDs attractive

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.

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.

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

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.

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
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.

Grubbin': What's For Lunch

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.

Quick and easy pasta with broccoli rabe

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.

Homemade granola makes perfect parfait

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

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

Sweet-tart Cameo apples add flavorful taste to crisp

Small bites

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

Woods' partner remains mystery

Presidents Cup is at crossroads

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.

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

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

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

Elder plays in Columbia County benefit

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.

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:

Sources say Wie close to going pro

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.

Jags' event to be moved

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

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

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

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.

Upcoming events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

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.

Rita spares 'really lucky' Florida Keys

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Ignore all the hype on changing climate

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

Bush exemplifies incompetence

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

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

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

Inept Bush highlights insensitivity

Church collected 'flood buckets' for Katrina victims

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.

Store chain 'really came through' to help youth group

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

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

Don't consolidate Columbia County

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

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.

Story about FAA grant needs clarification

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

Writer recalls events differently

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

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

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

Gossip meets the G-men in vast FBI files

Living briefs

Psychic makes TV season predictions

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

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.

Schools doing well with evacuees

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.

County looks into alternative fuels for fleet's future

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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

Suspect is linked to crime spree

Rants and Raves
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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.

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.

Aiken County wants MOX plant by 2009

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.

Savannah's on Target for distribution center

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.

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.

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.

State senator to run as 'warrior'

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.

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

Kid of the Day
Joseph Barksdale is today's 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.

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.

Frog art survives statute

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.

Across the region

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.

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

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.

Center aids storm victims

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

Minority buying power is up

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.

News you can use

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.

Fans of naturalist to meet in Augusta

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

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

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

Ways you can help hurricane victims
AID FOR VICTIMS

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hot rod plan revs up city panel

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Fort Gordon greets deputy commander

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.

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.

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

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.

Kid of the Day

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

Lawyers for hospitals object to depositions

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.

Across the area

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.

Cause of fire still is studied

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.

Williams will appeal his fraud conviction

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

Across South Carolina

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Correction

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Local judge will not run for chief seat

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.

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Faith-filled students heed call

Certification bonus costly, official says

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.

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

Outdoorsman day coming

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

St. Joseph negotiates deal to accept Blue Cross again

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.

Tarver claims seat in Georgia Senate

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.

Chamber selects a president

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
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Museum honors its namesake

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

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Most of warehouse is destroyed in fire

Property taxes grow 6 percent

Voter ID law affects few at polls

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.

Kid of the Day

Man's sentence includes chores

Super District 9 candidate files

County leaders vote in favor of new city

Students get taste of economics

Study suggests tests hurt learning

Cancer support group takes day to indulge at spa

Ways you can help hurricane victims

Across the area

Money, legal help key to new effort

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.

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.

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.

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

'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.

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

'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
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.

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

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

New on DVD

'Roll Bounce' fills screen with lifetime of subplots

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
An exercise in style over substance, Robots labors under the mistaken belief that it's fine being just another pretty face.

The Brits are back

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

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

Lil' Kim reports to detention center in Philadelphia

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.

Hot ticket

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.

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.

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.

Singer Neil back on stage after Atlanta injury

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

Senior invaders still going strong in concerts, on CDs

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

Sonic Spotlight

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

Concert calendar

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

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.

Concert calendar
Here is a listing of area concerts.

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.

Concert calendar
Here is a listing of area concerts.

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

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

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.

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 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

Driver standings

Racing newsmaker: Mark Martin

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

Driver standings
Nextel Cup series points

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
NASCAR's 2005 schedule

NASCAR schedule
NASCAR's 2005 schedule

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

Tempers flare as Chase begins, piquing interest

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.

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 notebook

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

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

Teacher of the Year treats pupils as her own kids

Team returns from storm-torn region

Harlem cracks down on dark windshields

Builders show off homes

Augusta Christian opens new campus

Target on schedule to open Oct. 5

Minter's streak in jeopardy because of calf injury

Falcons confident without their star

Upside-down is normal this far in fantasy season

Cowboys can't let loss carry over

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

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Sewilla Cummings    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Nicholus Woodring    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Grover    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond Davis    (SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NY)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell    (SPRINGFIELD, VA)

Mrs. Jae S. Landers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Ayre Lee Aycock    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Tommy McNair    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald R. Stripp    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mrs. Marian Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sara Alice Ward    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roy Carlton    (LEESVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ayre Lee Aycock    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Susan Harden    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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Mr. Nicholus Woodring    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Ms. Sewilla Cummings    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Carlton    (LEESVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy McNair    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amelia Martha Vrana    (HAWKINS, WI)

Mr. Ronald R. Stripp    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mr. Raymond Davis    (SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NY)

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Mr. Dwight William Parken    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Andrews    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Jae S. Landers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Grover    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Susan Harden    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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Mr. Roger Veal    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy McNair    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Daisy Andrews    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Alice Ward    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Susan Harden    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Daisy Andrews (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ayre Lee Aycock (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marian Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dwight William Parken (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Nicholus Woodring (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sara Alice Ward (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Harden (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Roger Veal (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nelson Cash (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Davis (SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NY)

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

Mr. Gene Reed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tommy McNair (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Amelia Martha Vrana (HAWKINS, WI)

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

Ms. Rennie Tillis (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Andrews (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tommy McNair (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Teresa Chambers (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell (SPRINGFIELD, Va.)

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

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell (SPRINGFIELD, VA)

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

Ms. Sewilla Cummings (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Harden (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Ayre Lee Aycock (MILLEN, Ga.)

Sending hope

School Councils

Showing spirit

Summer adventures

Pet of the Week

Police Blotter

Showing spirit

Police Blotter

Things to Do

Seasonally speaking, it's autumn

Seasonally speaking, it's autumn

Small efforts will send hope

Softball and volleyball polls

Overtime

Skeeterville moves closer to semifinals

Volleyball team to help hurricane victims

Overtime

Area sports announcements

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

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

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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):

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.

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

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.

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.

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):

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Oktoberfest will have plenty of food, entertainment

Quietness appeals to Crofton residents

Library events

Meetings

Program keeps kids off the streets

Recreation calendar

CSRA Bridge Results

School lunch menus

Volunteer, employee of the year honored at Safe Homes meeting

Local couple enjoys being spooked

Milestones

Pet of the Week

Reunions

For the record

Reserve hospital unit mobilized to relieve active-duty troops

Military Milestones

Calendar

Restaurant Ratings

Around the block

Area library will continue its spotlight on Hispanics

Post Happenings

This Cup needs bad blood, too

Toms' heart can't take much more

Cheering competitions begin soon

Athlete Spotlight

Wolfpack holds off Knight's tenacious attack

Wolfpack holds off Knight's tenacious attack

Pigskin Picks

Cheering competitions begin soon

Week's football winners forecast

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

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.

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

Club calendar

'Fat Actress' Kirstie Alley loses 50 pounds

Spotted

Rebecca Romijn engaged to Jerry O'Connell

The liquid life

Open tab

Applause calendar

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

'Darkwatch' adds macabre twist to Wild West

Georgia enjoying surge in takeaways

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.

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.

Chaney has no hard feelings for Georgia

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
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.

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'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

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 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 changing lineup for Troy game

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.

Milestones

Trailer offers communication in emergency

Groups can apply for hotel tax funding

First Baptist rolls with punches

Reunions

This week

Statue will honor 'visionary' founder of North Augusta

Around the block

Redcliffe Plantation visitors discover rewards of archaeology

Lunch menu

Rita spares 'really lucky' Florida Keys

About hurricane names

Bush vows to be ready for storm

Katrina victims get tax breaks

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