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'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.

After Katrina, novelist makes room for family

'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.

After Katrina, novelist makes room for family
NEW YORK - For the past decade, Ernest J. Gaines has been working on his first novel since his acclaimed best seller, "A Lesson Before Dying," published in 1993. But he set the book aside when Hurricane Katrina hit.

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

Experts unveil portraits newly attributed to Rembrandt
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Rembrandt experts unveiled several portraits Thursday previously attributed to his students that they now believe came from the brush of the 17th-century master himself, and said they were reassessing the way Rembrandt worked.

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

After Katrina, novelist makes room for family
NEW YORK - For the past decade, Ernest J. Gaines has been working on his first novel since his acclaimed best seller, "A Lesson Before Dying," published in 1993. But he set the book aside when Hurricane Katrina hit.

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

Experts unveil portraits newly attributed to Rembrandt
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Rembrandt experts unveiled several portraits Thursday previously attributed to his students that they now believe came from the brush of the 17th-century master himself, and said they were reassessing the way Rembrandt worked.

'Hoffman' plays on emotions

Experts unveil portraits newly attributed to Rembrandt

Red Sox get break

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.

Red Sox get break
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tim Wakefield has a simple take on Boston's postseason aspirations - win the American League East or go home.

Red Sox get break
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tim Wakefield has a simple take on Boston's postseason aspirations - win the American League East or go home.

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.

We love to give, we love to get - even the IRS says it's OK

Atlanta Braves are still sliding
ATLANTA - Adam LaRoche said firmly late Wednesday that the Atlanta Braves' extra-inning loss to Philadelphia that night wouldn't be a lingering thought when the team got to the park the following morning.

Cox hears something rare at Turner Field - boos
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox is used to getting cheered at Turner Field.

Cox's stratgey is questioned
ATLANTA - It wasn't the dreaded blown-save game that had become a running motif in disappointing Braves losses in the past few weeks. But it felt that way.

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.

Cox's stratgey is questioned
ATLANTA - It wasn't the dreaded blown-save game that had become a running motif in disappointing Braves losses in the past few weeks. But it felt that way.

Atlanta Braves are still sliding

Howard closes door on Braves

Cox's stratgey is questioned

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.

Atlanta Braves are still sliding
ATLANTA - Adam LaRoche said firmly late Wednesday that the Atlanta Braves' extra-inning loss to Philadelphia that night wouldn't be a lingering thought when the team got to the park the following morning.

Braves notebook

Cox hears something rare at Turner Field - boos

Cox hears something rare at Turner Field - boos
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox is used to getting cheered at Turner Field.

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.

Inventory tax affects Augusta
ATLANTA - When Robert Magbee looks at moving his contractor supply company into new markets, places like Augusta already have a strike against them.

Delta's turnaround moving fast

Chamber president wants to focus on services

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
THE AUGUSTA-AIKEN AREA'S unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 6.2 percent during August as the area added 1,900 new jobs, the Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday.

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

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.

Inventory tax affects Augusta

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.

Inventory tax affects Augusta
ATLANTA - When Robert Magbee looks at moving his contractor supply company into new markets, places like Augusta already have a strike against them.

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.

Business briefs
THE AUGUSTA-AIKEN AREA'S unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 6.2 percent during August as the area added 1,900 new jobs, the Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday.

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.

Displaced workers visiting expo's job fair
With her hometown in jeopardy from another monster storm, Melissa Joseph of New Orleans has decided to make a fresh start in the Augusta area.

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.

Retail sales suffer

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.

Displaced workers visiting expo's job fair

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

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.

Delta's turnaround moving fast
ATLANTA - A mere eight days out of the bankruptcy gate, Delta Air Lines Inc. signaled Thursday it wants to move quickly to restructure its costs as it announced it will cut up to 9,000 more jobs, slash pay for executives and other employees and cut domestic capacity while adding more international flying.

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.

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.

Chamber president wants to focus on services
Sue Parr was a golf fan long before she applied for the job to run Augusta's biggest business organization.

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.

Delta's turnaround moving fast
ATLANTA - A mere eight days out of the bankruptcy gate, Delta Air Lines Inc. signaled Thursday it wants to move quickly to restructure its costs as it announced it will cut up to 9,000 more jobs, slash pay for executives and other employees and cut domestic capacity while adding more international flying.

Business briefs

Chamber president wants to focus on services
Sue Parr was a golf fan long before she applied for the job to run Augusta's biggest business organization.

Shopping center is ready for 1st round of openings

Delta's pension plan is in peril

Sporting News, Holiday Inn plan restaurants

Oil prices jump as Hurricane Rita nears

Displaced workers visiting expo's job fair
With her hometown in jeopardy from another monster storm, Melissa Joseph of New Orleans has decided to make a fresh start in the Augusta area.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon published on September 22, 2005.

Editorial cartoon

Clemson, Georgia will play again in 2013, 2014

Clemson, Georgia will play again in 2013, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson and Georgia have agreed to a home-and-home series in 2013 and 2014, the schools said Thursday.

Clemson, Georgia will play again in 2013, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson and Georgia have agreed to a home-and-home series in 2013 and 2014, the schools said Thursday.

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.

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

Disaster averted?
Storm warnings were being issued, and the worst was feared. Damage could have been catastrophic, say some.

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.

A not-so-able cover-up

A not-so-able cover-up
The independent commission that investigated the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York and Washington said it found no evidence that intelligence developed by the military's Able Danger data-mining project might have prevented the attacks.

Disaster averted?

A not-so-able cover-up
The independent commission that investigated the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York and Washington said it found no evidence that intelligence developed by the military's Able Danger data-mining project might have prevented the attacks.

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.

Disaster averted?
Storm warnings were being issued, and the worst was feared. Damage could have been catastrophic, say some.

Roberts for chief justice

Applause calendar
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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.

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.

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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.

Two indicted on charges they recorded Jackson
LOS ANGELES - Two air service businessmen were indicted on federal charges of secretly recording Michael Jackson two years ago as he flew to Santa Barbara with his attorney to surrender in a child-molestation investigation.

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'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.

Club calendar
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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.

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.

'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.

Clooney: No Pitt-Jolie wedding at his Italian villa
WASHINGTON - If Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are planning to get married at George Clooney's villa in Italy, it's news to him.

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.

Clooney: No Pitt-Jolie wedding at his Italian villa
WASHINGTON - If Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are planning to get married at George Clooney's villa in Italy, it's news to him.

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

Two indicted on charges they recorded Jackson
LOS ANGELES - Two air service businessmen were indicted on federal charges of secretly recording Michael Jackson two years ago as he flew to Santa Barbara with his attorney to surrender in a child-molestation investigation.

Online sports market turns athletes into stocks

Rates on 30-year mortgages rise again
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose a second straight week as financial markets reacted to the decision by the Federal Reserve to keep pushing interest rates higher because of worries about inflation.

Winds or storm surge? Both sides stake claims

Rates on 30-year mortgages rise again

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.

Winds or storm surge? Both sides stake claims
MOSS POINT, Miss. - The insurance adjuster took one look at the mildewed walls and buckled floors in Jerry and Cynthia Wilson's water-logged home and issued an immediate ruling: the wreckage caused by Hurricane Katrina wasn't his company's responsibility.

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.

Winds or storm surge? Both sides stake claims
MOSS POINT, Miss. - The insurance adjuster took one look at the mildewed walls and buckled floors in Jerry and Cynthia Wilson's water-logged home and issued an immediate ruling: the wreckage caused by Hurricane Katrina wasn't his company's responsibility.

Rates on 30-year mortgages rise again
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages rose a second straight week as financial markets reacted to the decision by the Federal Reserve to keep pushing interest rates higher because of worries about inflation.

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

Tournaments

Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

School's been tough on anglers this week
For the first time in the 20-plus year history of this report, it's going to be tough to write one because the unseasonably warm (make that hot) weather, joined by east winds, high surface temperatures and a full moon, has kept many anglers from catching fish.

School's been tough on anglers this week

School's been tough on anglers this week
For the first time in the 20-plus year history of this report, it's going to be tough to write one because the unseasonably warm (make that hot) weather, joined by east winds, high surface temperatures and a full moon, has kept many anglers from catching fish.

Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

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

Grubbin': What's For Lunch

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

Cauliflower, broccoli will grow well in fall gardens
Two vegetables I like to plant in the fall are broccoli and cauliflower, and broccoli in particular has become more popular both with gardeners and cooks.

Handy items make gardening chores easier
From the Garden Claw, touted in TV ads for 13 years, to the Cobrahead, a new weeding and cultivating tool, there's no shortage of gadgets that claim to make gardening easier.

Tune in to the singing insects
NEW MARKET, Va. - In the absence of birdsong at this time of year, when the birds go quiet, an altogether new choir appears. Think of it as curtain-raising time for the singing insects.

Handy items make gardening chores easier

Handy items make gardening chores easier
From the Garden Claw, touted in TV ads for 13 years, to the Cobrahead, a new weeding and cultivating tool, there's no shortage of gadgets that claim to make gardening easier.

Tune in to the singing insects
NEW MARKET, Va. - In the absence of birdsong at this time of year, when the birds go quiet, an altogether new choir appears. Think of it as curtain-raising time for the singing insects.

Cauliflower, broccoli will grow well in fall gardens

Tune in to the singing insects

Cauliflower, broccoli will grow well in fall gardens
Two vegetables I like to plant in the fall are broccoli and cauliflower, and broccoli in particular has become more popular both with gardeners and cooks.

Va. Tech, Georgia Tech stage rematch Saturday
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Looking back on his team's improbable run to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship last season and the day when it all started coming together, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer settled on Oct. 28.

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

Ball looking much better after practice
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball looked much better in practice Thursday, taking a majority of snaps with the first team and looking as though he will be ready to play at least part of Saturday's crucial game against Virginia Tech.

Ball looking much better after practice
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball looked much better in practice Thursday, taking a majority of snaps with the first team and looking as though he will be ready to play at least part of Saturday's crucial game against Virginia Tech.

Va. Tech, Georgia Tech stage rematch Saturday
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Looking back on his team's improbable run to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship last season and the day when it all started coming together, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer settled on Oct. 28.

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

Ball looking much better after practice

Taylor Bennett: Unlikely quarterback for a big-time game

Va. Tech, Georgia Tech stage rematch Saturday

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

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

International team takes early lead
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The International team was in foreign territory Thursday at the Presidents Cup.

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.

Augsta State tournament to be moved

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

Woods paired with Couples

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.

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

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

International team takes early lead
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The International team was in foreign territory Thursday at the Presidents Cup.

Sources say Wie close to going pro

International team takes early lead

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

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.

Presidents Cup is at crossroads

Jags' event to be moved

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.

Week 6 key matches

On the radio

Doing their job is worth the long hours

Lions seek to even the score

South Aiken's recipe for success paying off

Georgia football poll

Player of the week

Georgia football poll
The Associated Press Georgia High School football poll after the fifth week of the schedule, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points.

Georgia football poll
The Associated Press Georgia High School football poll after the fifth week of the schedule, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points.

Player of the week
Calvin Fuller of South Aiken is this week's player of the week.

Lions seek to even the score
When Augusta Christian lineman Frank Morris thinks about last year's game against Heathwood Hall, he can only shake his head.

On the radio
- 7:05 p.m.-John Hancock at Thomas Jefferson (WPEH-FM 92.1)

Lions seek to even the score
When Augusta Christian lineman Frank Morris thinks about last year's game against Heathwood Hall, he can only shake his head.

Week 6 key matches
LAST WEEK: Morgan County defeated Josey, 42-0; Laney defeated Monticello, 36-26

Week 6 key matches
LAST WEEK: Morgan County defeated Josey, 42-0; Laney defeated Monticello, 36-26

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.

Doing their job is worth the long hours
South Aiken head football coach Dan Pippin stays at school long after the final bell rings at 3:15 p.m.

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.

Doing their job is worth the long hours
South Aiken head football coach Dan Pippin stays at school long after the final bell rings at 3:15 p.m.

On the radio
- 7:05 p.m.-John Hancock at Thomas Jefferson (WPEH-FM 92.1)

Player of the week
Calvin Fuller of South Aiken is this week's player of the week.

Tens of billions in damage face Houston area
Hurricane Rita has the potential to flood an area almost twice the size of New Orleans when it reaches shore early Saturday, causing tens of billions of dollars in damage to the Houston metropolitan area and plunging yet another major Gulf Coast metropolis into disarray.

Spy imagery agency records storms
BETHESDA, Md. - Peering from space using the government's most covert satellites, a little-known spy agency is turning its cameras toward Hurricane Rita and the destruction it is expected to inflict on the Gulf Coast.

Spy imagery agency records storms
BETHESDA, Md. - Peering from space using the government's most covert satellites, a little-known spy agency is turning its cameras toward Hurricane Rita and the destruction it is expected to inflict on 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

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

Tens of billions in damage face Houston area
Hurricane Rita has the potential to flood an area almost twice the size of New Orleans when it reaches shore early Saturday, causing tens of billions of dollars in damage to the Houston metropolitan area and plunging yet another major Gulf Coast metropolis into disarray.

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.

Rita spares 'really lucky' Florida Keys

Katrina victims get tax breaks

We love to give, we love to get - even the IRS says it's OK
Here's how my mind works. I wondered if some people might be using the current needs of hurricane survivors as an excuse to clean out their attics, turning an expensive trip to the landfill into a tax write-off.

We love to give, we love to get - even the IRS says it's OK
Here's how my mind works. I wondered if some people might be using the current needs of hurricane survivors as an excuse to clean out their attics, turning an expensive trip to the landfill into a tax write-off.

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.

Time changes for Georgia-Miss. State game
AIKEN Aiken Elementary School was named this morning a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Aiken Elementary gains Blue Ribbon status
AIKEN Aiken Elementary School was named this morning a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Governor shuts down state schools to save gas
AIKEN Aiken Elementary School was named this morning a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

Disc golf championships announced
AIKEN Aiken Elementary School was named this morning a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

So where's the compassion?
I am very concerned about some of the things the paper is willing to print as advocates for President Bush. Let's take a moment to put a letter written by Charlie Connell to The Augusta Chronicle on Sept. 15 ("I give up - it's all president's fault") into perspective. Cleo A. Parker, Augusta

Youth center needs your help

So where's the compassion?

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

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

President Bush pulls a costly con

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

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

So where's the compassion?
I am very concerned about some of the things the paper is willing to print as advocates for President Bush. Let's take a moment to put a letter written by Charlie Connell to The Augusta Chronicle on Sept. 15 ("I give up - it's all president's fault") into perspective. Cleo A. Parker, Augusta

President Bush pulls a costly con
On Sept. 16, President George W. Bush revealed his biggest con yet of the American people. Charles Heywood, Martinez

President Bush pulls a costly con
On Sept. 16, President George W. Bush revealed his biggest con yet of the American people. Charles Heywood, Martinez

Story about FAA grant needs clarification

Intelligent design: Is it about time?
I found Richard E. Hogue's letter ("Intelligent design debate divisive," Sept. 19) an interesting letter, and well-written about a subject we all, Christian and non-Christian, struggle to cope with. Newt Goldman, Augusta

Intelligent design: Is it about time?

Intelligent design: Is it about time?
I found Richard E. Hogue's letter ("Intelligent design debate divisive," Sept. 19) an interesting letter, and well-written about a subject we all, Christian and non-Christian, struggle to cope with. Newt Goldman, Augusta

Dodge Neon reaches end after 11 years on the road

Ford goes hybrid

Compact Mazda5 carries family of six

Living briefs

Builders to show off ideas in houses

Guide aims to help bloggers beat censorship

Guide aims to help bloggers beat censorship
PARIS - A Paris-based media watchdog has released a free guide with tips for bloggers and dissidents to sneak past Internet censors in countries from China to Iran.

Builders to show off ideas in houses
River Island, a housing development designed to have minimum impact on the natural landscape, will be the focus of a much more traditional building ritual: the housing showcase.

Dodge Neon reaches end after 11 years on the road
DETROIT - After 11 years, Chrysler Group plans to end production of its spunky, low-priced Dodge Neon this week to make way for a sleek replacement.

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

Ford goes hybrid
Ford Motor Co. Chair-man and CEO Bill Ford said Wednesday that gasoline-electric hybrid engines will be available in half the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury lineup by 2010.

Compact Mazda5 carries family of six
Is the 2006 Mazda5 a compact, tall wagon or a diminutive minivan?

Ford goes hybrid
Ford Motor Co. Chair-man and CEO Bill Ford said Wednesday that gasoline-electric hybrid engines will be available in half the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury lineup by 2010.

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

Compact Mazda5 carries family of six
Is the 2006 Mazda5 a compact, tall wagon or a diminutive minivan?

Dodge Neon reaches end after 11 years on the road
DETROIT - After 11 years, Chrysler Group plans to end production of its spunky, low-priced Dodge Neon this week to make way for a sleek replacement.

Builders to show off ideas in houses
River Island, a housing development designed to have minimum impact on the natural landscape, will be the focus of a much more traditional building ritual: the housing showcase.

Guide aims to help bloggers beat censorship
PARIS - A Paris-based media watchdog has released a free guide with tips for bloggers and dissidents to sneak past Internet censors in countries from China to Iran.

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.

City may get fire department training center

MCG's president boasts of enrollment, research growth

Sanford ally becomes rival
COLUMBIA - The Prosperity physician taking on Republican Gov. Mark Sanford in June's GOP primary says Mr. Sanford is to blame for the loss of the state's top credit rating with Standard and Poor's.

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.

Leaders play consolidated name game
What's in a name? A lot, Columbia County's constitutional officers and elected officials said Thursday, if the name includes the word Augusta.

Laney sports complex plan given nod

Williams will appeal his fraud conviction

Across South Carolina

Certification bonus costly, official says

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:

2 new troopers join Aiken post
AIKEN - Drivers might want to think twice before flaunting South Carolina's speed limits.

SRS cut from plan for nuclear plant license
AIKEN - Dreams of commercial nuclear power at Savannah River Site have been put on hold temporarily.

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

Local judge will not run for chief seat

Leaders play consolidated name game

Frog art survives statute

Storm's lessons get city prepared

Faith-filled students heed call

Across the area
Augusta pharmacist Duncan Fordham followed Robin Williams' lead Thursday by filing notice of his intention to appeal.

Aiken County wants MOX plant by 2009

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.

Chamber selects a president

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.

Correction

Corrections
- An item in Thursday's Across the Area, about a missing Alzheimer's patient, misidentified the type of truck he drove. Charles Cowan Underwood was seen driving away from Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse in Aiken in a Ford Ranger pickup. He was found Thursday near Fort Benning, Ga.

County looks into alternative fuels for fleet's future

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 Georgia

MCG's president boasts of enrollment, research growth
The nearly completed Cancer Research Center at Medical College of Georgia towers over the corner of Laney-Walker and R.A. Dent boulevards. President Daniel W. Rahn said that was intentional.

County wants to find contaminated sites

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina

SRS cut from plan for nuclear plant license

State senator to run as 'warrior'

Kid of the day

Fans of naturalist to meet in Augusta

UGA academic dishonesty claims rise

Cause of fire still is studied

SRS cut from plan for nuclear plant license
AIKEN - Dreams of commercial nuclear power at Savannah River Site have been put on hold temporarily.

Suspect is linked to crime spree

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A 28-year-old man died after Columbia police arrested him Thursday morning.

Across the area

UGA academic dishonesty claims rise
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia officials processed 258 academic dishonesty cases last year, the most since the university adopted a new academic honesty policy and procedures five years ago.

News you can use

Slavery depiction to be more factual
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Organizers of a living history program say they will be more accurate in portraying the harsh conditions of slavery after some black re-enactors quit, saying depictions were too sanitized.

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Money, legal help key to new effort

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Cancer support group takes day to indulge at spa

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.

Students get taste of economics

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

Double amputee never lost hope
In May, James Worden lost his legs when a car crashed into the on-duty South Carolina Department of Transportation worker, trapping him between two vehicles.

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.

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

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.

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
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.

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

Cousteau to make film in reef near Savannah
Head 40 miles southeast from Savannah, then dive 60 feet down. That's where you'll find Fabien Cousteau this week.

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.

Sanford ally becomes rival
COLUMBIA - The Prosperity physician taking on Republican Gov. Mark Sanford in June's GOP primary says Mr. Sanford is to blame for the loss of the state's top credit rating with Standard and Poor's.

Corrections

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

Kid of the day
Cole C Eubanks from Grovetown is today's kid of the day.

Kid of the day
Cole C Eubanks from Grovetown is today's kid of the day.

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
Augusta pharmacist Duncan Fordham followed Robin Williams' lead Thursday by filing notice of his intention to appeal.

Doctors fight drug abuse, mental illness at same time

Across Georgia
WASHINGTON - Gainesville, a city in northeast Georgia, was listed in a report released Thursday as one of the 20th fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation. Twelve of the 20 were located in the West, led by Greeley, Colo.

Bus driver is charged in theft

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.

2 new troopers join Aiken post

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.

Cousteau to make film in reef near Savannah

City may get fire department training center
Augusta's interim fire chief said Thursday his agency hopes to close next week on a former car dealership site slated to become the city's new fire department training center.

Across Georgia

Investigation centers on Johnston's chief
AIKEN - Johnston Police Chief Butch Easler has been suspended while state law officers investigate allegations of perjury and violating a victim's rights the town's mayor said Thursday.

Sanford ally becomes rival

Bus driver is charged in theft
A 20-year school bus driver for Columbia County has been charged with taking money from Lakeside High School's football and volleyball programs.

Double amputee never lost hope

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.

Across Georgia
WASHINGTON - Gainesville, a city in northeast Georgia, was listed in a report released Thursday as one of the 20th fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation. Twelve of the 20 were located in the West, led by Greeley, Colo.

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.

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

Investigation centers on Johnston's chief

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A 28-year-old man died after Columbia police arrested him Thursday morning.

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.

Storm's lessons get city prepared
As Hurricane Katrina came closer to Louisiana and Mississippi, Chief Howard Willis, the head of Augusta's Emergency Management Agency, said he knew the storm would devastate the gulf coast.

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.

Storm's effects could spread to Augusta pumps
Brace yourself. Rita's wrath might create gas shortages and high prices that even Katrina couldn't muster, oil analysts say.

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.

Storm's lessons get city prepared
As Hurricane Katrina came closer to Louisiana and Mississippi, Chief Howard Willis, the head of Augusta's Emergency Management Agency, said he knew the storm would devastate the gulf coast.

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Doctors fight drug abuse, mental illness at same time
If not for a new treatment strategy at the Medical College of Georgia, Nicole Wiggins says, she doesn't know where she might be today.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Laney sports complex plan given nod
The Richmond County school board moved forward with construction of the Lucy C. Laney High School athletic complex, but there is still a chance of a joint project with the city for a larger football stadium.

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.

Storm's effects could spread to Augusta pumps
Brace yourself. Rita's wrath might create gas shortages and high prices that even Katrina couldn't muster, oil analysts say.

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

City may get fire department training center
Augusta's interim fire chief said Thursday his agency hopes to close next week on a former car dealership site slated to become the city's new fire department training center.

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.

Corrections
- An item in Thursday's Across the Area, about a missing Alzheimer's patient, misidentified the type of truck he drove. Charles Cowan Underwood was seen driving away from Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse in Aiken in a Ford Ranger pickup. He was found Thursday near Fort Benning, Ga.

Leaders play consolidated name game
What's in a name? A lot, Columbia County's constitutional officers and elected officials said Thursday, if the name includes the word Augusta.

MCG's president boasts of enrollment, research growth
The nearly completed Cancer Research Center at Medical College of Georgia towers over the corner of Laney-Walker and R.A. Dent boulevards. President Daniel W. Rahn said that was intentional.

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.

Bus driver is charged in theft
A 20-year school bus driver for Columbia County has been charged with taking money from Lakeside High School's football and volleyball programs.

Double amputee never lost hope
In May, James Worden lost his legs when a car crashed into the on-duty South Carolina Department of Transportation worker, trapping him between two vehicles.

2 new troopers join Aiken post
AIKEN - Drivers might want to think twice before flaunting South Carolina's speed limits.

Investigation centers on Johnston's chief
AIKEN - Johnston Police Chief Butch Easler has been suspended while state law officers investigate allegations of perjury and violating a victim's rights the town's mayor said Thursday.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Doctors fight drug abuse, mental illness at same time
If not for a new treatment strategy at the Medical College of Georgia, Nicole Wiggins says, she doesn't know where she might be today.

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 the area

Slavery depiction to be more factual
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Organizers of a living history program say they will be more accurate in portraying the harsh conditions of slavery after some black re-enactors quit, saying depictions were too sanitized.

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.

UGA academic dishonesty claims rise
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia officials processed 258 academic dishonesty cases last year, the most since the university adopted a new academic honesty policy and procedures five years ago.

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.

Cousteau to make film in reef near Savannah
Head 40 miles southeast from Savannah, then dive 60 feet down. That's where you'll find Fabien Cousteau this week.

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.

Storm's effects could spread to Augusta pumps

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.

Slavery depiction to be more factual

News you can use

Laney sports complex plan given nod
The Richmond County school board moved forward with construction of the Lucy C. Laney High School athletic complex, but there is still a chance of a joint project with the city for a larger football stadium.

Global golf can be small
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., bunch gathered on the first tee for another photo op, and Sharon Funk greeted Tabitha Furyk in their matching outfits.

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.

Global golf can be small
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., bunch gathered on the first tee for another photo op, and Sharon Funk greeted Tabitha Furyk in their matching outfits.

Polanski transforms childhood suffering into art
PARIS - Before he became cinema's enfant terrible and a fugitive from U.S. justice, and long before he won an Academy Award, director Roman Polanski was a small boy trapped in a nightmarish childhood of turmoil and loss.

New on DVD

'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.

'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:

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.

Polanski transforms childhood suffering into art
PARIS - Before he became cinema's enfant terrible and a fugitive from U.S. justice, and long before he won an Academy Award, director Roman Polanski was a small boy trapped in a nightmarish childhood of turmoil and loss.

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

Polanski transforms childhood suffering into art

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

'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

'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.

Mini reviews

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.

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

New Orleans musicians join icons to rally for Katrina
NEW YORK - A constellation of music icons, celebrities and dignitaries gathered for simultaneous shows at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Javier Garcia mixes new and old on "13"

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

Javier Garcia mixes new and old on "13"
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - He wears a black case around his torso looking like a gunslinger, ready to whip out a little four-string ukulele in case a song comes into his head.

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

Nelly to make reality TV show

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

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

The Brits are back

Nelly to make reality TV show
NEW YORK - Reality TV is getting hot in "herre."

Hot ticket

New Orleans musicians join icons to rally for Katrina

Javier Garcia mixes new and old on "13"
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - He wears a black case around his torso looking like a gunslinger, ready to whip out a little four-string ukulele in case a song comes into his head.

Concert calendar
Here is a listing of area concerts.

New Orleans musicians join icons to rally for Katrina
NEW YORK - A constellation of music icons, celebrities and dignitaries gathered for simultaneous shows at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Garbage lead singer says band isn't splitting up

Garbage lead singer says band isn't splitting up
SYDNEY, Australia - Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson says the Scottish rock band, which is about to take a break after a grueling tour, isn't planning to split up.

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

Nelly to make reality TV show
NEW YORK - Reality TV is getting hot in "herre."

Garbage lead singer says band isn't splitting up
SYDNEY, Australia - Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson says the Scottish rock band, which is about to take a break after a grueling tour, isn't planning to split up.

Senior invaders still going strong in concerts, on CDs

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

Concert calendar
Here is a listing of area concerts.

Sonic Spotlight

Concert calendar

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

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.

Helton will promise NASCAR drivers more severe penalties

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.

Helton will promise NASCAR drivers more severe penalties
If NASCAR has its way, the road rage that has erupted in recent Nextel Cup races is over.

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

Darlington Raceway to add 3,000 seats
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Darlington Raceway plans to spend $6 million to add 3,000 seats and renovate suites in the tower outside Turn 3 and the infield, Raceway president Chris Browning says.

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

Helton will promise NASCAR drivers more severe penalties
If NASCAR has its way, the road rage that has erupted in recent Nextel Cup races is over.

NASCAR schedule
NASCAR's 2005 schedule

Darlington Raceway to add 3,000 seats
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Darlington Raceway plans to spend $6 million to add 3,000 seats and renovate suites in the tower outside Turn 3 and the infield, Raceway president Chris Browning says.

NASCAR schedule
NASCAR's 2005 schedule

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.

Driver standings

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

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

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
Nextel Cup series points

Racing newsmaker: Mark Martin

Driver standings
Nextel Cup series points

Darlington Raceway to add 3,000 seats

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.

Four Hornets home games are rescheduled

Falcons' Vick is fit for Bills game

Minter's streak in jeopardy because of calf injury

Carolina's Colbert not bothered by slow start

Falcons confident without their star

Upside-down is normal this far in fantasy season

Mr. Tommy McNair    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell    (SPRINGFIELD, Va.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Leola Clark    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Harden    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Nelson Cash    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Jae S. Landers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Georgia Mae Bonner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Jacquelyn R. Ledbetter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Maj. Joe L. Berry    (HARTSELLE, Ala.)

Ms. Dorothy Mae Cullums    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Mae W. Bentley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Karl Erik Weis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Georgia Mae Bonner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roger Veal    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Tony F. Martinez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Mae W. Bentley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Peter Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Harden    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Virginia Bradshaw    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Jae S. Landers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Shannolethia Lamb    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy McNair    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Andrews    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Andrews    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Riddle Chew    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marian Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Roger Veal    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Tony F. Martinez    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Grover    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Riddle Chew    (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Leola Clark    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Conn    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Margaret B. Story    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sewilla Cummings    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Maurice "Ned" Wetherington    (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Boatwright    (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Carrie Carr    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Ms. Carrie Carr    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Grover    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Susan Conn    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Karl Erik Weis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Shannolethia Lamb    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell    (SPRINGFIELD, Va.)

Mrs. Ayre Lee Aycock    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy Mae Cullums    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ayre Lee Aycock    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Dr. Jacquelyn R. Ledbetter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Nelson Cash
Nelson Cash enjoyed a different Columbia County than the subdivision-packed suburbia most residents know today.

Mr. Robert King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Maurice "Ned" Wetherington    (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Maj. Joe L. Berry    (HARTSELLE, Ala.)

Mr. Nelson Cash    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Boatwright    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Miss Virginia Bradshaw    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: Nelson Cash
Nelson Cash enjoyed a different Columbia County than the subdivision-packed suburbia most residents know today.

Mrs. Margaret B. Story    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Sewilla Cummings    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Conn (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Maurice "Ned" Wetherington (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)

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

Maj. Joe L. Berry (HARTSELLE, Ala.)

Mr. Fred Roberson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethel Mae W. Bentley (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Karl Erik Weis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Boatwright (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Sewilla Cummings (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Nelson Cash

Mrs. Rebecca Mitchell (SPRINGFIELD, Va.)

Ms. Dorothy Mae Cullums (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret B. Story (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Reed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert King (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Leola Clark (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Miss Virginia Bradshaw (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carrie Carr (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Mr. Tony F. Martinez (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Gene Reed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nelson Cash (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ayre Lee Aycock (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Nancy Rouse Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy McNair (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Shannolethia Lamb (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Harden (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennifer Cynowa (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Ms. Georgia Mae Bonner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Andrews (WRENS, Ga.)

Dr. Jacquelyn R. Ledbetter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roger Veal (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Riddle Chew (STATESBORO, Ga.)

IOC says Turin preparations nearly complete
TURIN, Italy - Preparations for the Turin Olympics are nearly complete, with workers putting the final touches on the main hockey arena and speedskating oval - the last two venues to be finished.

IOC says Turin preparations nearly complete
TURIN, Italy - Preparations for the Turin Olympics are nearly complete, with workers putting the final touches on the main hockey arena and speedskating oval - the last two venues to be finished.

IOC says Turin preparations nearly complete

Softball and volleyball polls

Area sports announcements

Skeeterville moves closer to semifinals

Overtime

Overtime

Volleyball team to help hurricane victims

Area announcements

Overtime
Leavander Johnson died Thursday in Las Vegas from injuries sustained five days earlier in a lightweight title fight with Jesus Chavez.

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.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle.

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

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

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
Leavander Johnson died Thursday in Las Vegas from injuries sustained five days earlier in a lightweight title fight with Jesus Chavez.

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

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle.

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.

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

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.

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.

Carolina's Colbert not bothered by slow start
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -With just two catches through Carolina's first two games, Keary Colbert should seemingly worry about his spot in the starting lineup.

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.

Falcons' Vick is fit for Bills game
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Michael Vick returned to practice Thursday for the first time since twice leaving the Atlanta Falcons' loss last week at Seattle with a tweaked left hamstring.

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.

Falcons' Vick is fit for Bills game
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Michael Vick returned to practice Thursday for the first time since twice leaving the Atlanta Falcons' loss last week at Seattle with a tweaked left hamstring.

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.

Carolina's Colbert not bothered by slow start
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -With just two catches through Carolina's first two games, Keary Colbert should seemingly worry about his spot in the starting lineup.

British Invasion of 1965 an occasion to remember

Vatican expected to ban gay seminarians
Word that a soon-to-be-released Vatican document will signal homosexuals are unwelcome in Roman Catholic seminaries even if they are celibate has devastated gay clergy - and raised doubts among conservatives about whether an outright ban can be enforced.

Vatican expected to ban gay seminarians
Word that a soon-to-be-released Vatican document will signal homosexuals are unwelcome in Roman Catholic seminaries even if they are celibate has devastated gay clergy - and raised doubts among conservatives about whether an outright ban can be enforced.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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):

Around the block

Restaurant Ratings

Oktoberfest will have plenty of food, entertainment

Military Milestones

CSRA Bridge Results

Pet of the Week

Calendar

Local couple enjoys being spooked

Reunions

Meetings

Reserve hospital unit mobilized to relieve active-duty troops

Recreation calendar

Volunteer, employee of the year honored at Safe Homes meeting

School lunch menus

Library events

Program keeps kids off the streets

Post Happenings

Milestones

Area library will continue its spotlight on Hispanics

Quietness appeals to Crofton residents

For the record

Toms' heart can't take much more

Global golf can be small

Earth isn't big enough for three alien shows

Many directors' first films foreshadow their success

'Lost' premiere reveals answers, raises mystery

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.

'Desperate Housewives' return Sunday
NEW YORK - With the return of "Desperate Housewives," scads of pressing questions will be answered. Or at least addressed. Or something. Please!

'A Current Affair' out, Geraldo Rivera in
LOS ANGELES - The recycled news magazine "A Current Affair," which ran for a decade its first time around, has been canceled less than eight months after returning to the air.

'Lost' premiere reveals answers, raises mystery
HONOLULU - "Lost" capped its thrilling first season with island adversaries Jack and Locke peering down an eerie shaft sunk deep into the earth. For fans who waited all summer for answers, the wait may be over - but the questions are just beginning.

'A Current Affair' out, Geraldo Rivera in
LOS ANGELES - The recycled news magazine "A Current Affair," which ran for a decade its first time around, has been canceled less than eight months after returning to the air.

Stewart says 'goodbye' on her 'Apprentice' premiere

Changes behind the ticking stopwatch at "60 Minutes"
NEW YORK - From the time "60 Minutes" began in 1968, the first face viewers saw after the ticking stopwatch has been Mike Wallace's - until now.

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.

Stewart says 'goodbye' on her 'Apprentice' premiere
NEW YORK - In Martha Stewart's world, a loser isn't fired. He's "asked to go home." He's bidden "goodbye." Advised he doesn't fit. And then he gets a cordial note.

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.

'Lost' premiere reveals answers, raises mystery
HONOLULU - "Lost" capped its thrilling first season with island adversaries Jack and Locke peering down an eerie shaft sunk deep into the earth. For fans who waited all summer for answers, the wait may be over - but the questions are just beginning.

Changes behind the ticking stopwatch at "60 Minutes"

'Desperate Housewives' return Sunday
NEW YORK - With the return of "Desperate Housewives," scads of pressing questions will be answered. Or at least addressed. Or something. Please!

'A Current Affair' out, Geraldo Rivera in

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

'Desperate Housewives' return Sunday

Tyra Banks proves breasts are real on TV

Stewart says 'goodbye' on her 'Apprentice' premiere
NEW YORK - In Martha Stewart's world, a loser isn't fired. He's "asked to go home." He's bidden "goodbye." Advised he doesn't fit. And then he gets a cordial note.

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.

Changes behind the ticking stopwatch at "60 Minutes"
NEW YORK - From the time "60 Minutes" began in 1968, the first face viewers saw after the ticking stopwatch has been Mike Wallace's - until now.

The liquid life

Club calendar

'Darkwatch' adds macabre twist to Wild West

Spotted

Clooney: No Pitt-Jolie wedding at his Italian villa

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

Applause calendar

Open tab

Two indicted on charges they recorded Jackson

Georgia kicker leads SEC in scoring

'Dogs to have a long night
A Time to Kill is a best-selling John Grisham novel set in a small Mississippi town. Georgia football players will have some time to kill on Saturday in their team hotel in Columbus, Miss., waiting out a 9:12 p.m. EDT kickoff against Mississippi State.

It's not about color for Croom

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.

Georgia kicker leads SEC in scoring
ATHENS, Ga. - Brandon Coutu spent almost all of the 2004 season limited to kickoff duty for Georgia, so there was no reason for his name to be mentioned with some of the great kickers in the school's history.

'Dogs to have a long night
A Time to Kill is a best-selling John Grisham novel set in a small Mississippi town. Georgia football players will have some time to kill on Saturday in their team hotel in Columbus, Miss., waiting out a 9:12 p.m. EDT kickoff against Mississippi State.

'Dogs to have a long night

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.

Georgia kicker leads SEC in scoring
ATHENS, Ga. - Brandon Coutu spent almost all of the 2004 season limited to kickoff duty for Georgia, so there was no reason for his name to be mentioned with some of the great kickers in the school's history.

Earth isn't big enough for three alien shows
Science fiction's strictures and structure often are used as convenient metaphors and symbols for concerns existing outside the realm of galactic empires.

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.

Earth isn't big enough for three alien shows
Science fiction's strictures and structure often are used as convenient metaphors and symbols for concerns existing outside the realm of galactic empires.

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.

Bush vows to be ready for storm

Rita spares 'really lucky' Florida Keys

Tens of billions in damage face Houston area

Katrina victims get tax breaks

About hurricane names

Spy imagery agency records storms

Vatican expected to ban gay seminarians