Marching bands compete for best notes
Marching band competitions take on different meanings, depending on which side of the Savannah River you are on.

Around the block
Home From the First Hello will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta. The program is for new residents and includes information booths and free hotdogs and lemonade. For more information, call 279-2323.

Making hay the old way
Tommy Flowers shows those attending the Old Time Horse Farmers Gathering on Friday how hay was once worked by a horse-drawn piece of farm equipment to help it dry after cutting.

Lunch menu
Aiken County school lunch menu.

Across the river
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Augusta Players presentation; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12-$38; 826-4707

'Cinderella' brings out kid in everyone
It's the familiar tale of Cinderella, who loses her slipper at the ball and finds her prince charming; however, this story has a few twists.

Marching bands compete for best notes
Marching band competitions take on different meanings, depending on which side of the Savannah River you are on.

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

'Cinderella' brings out kid in everyone
It's the familiar tale of Cinderella, who loses her slipper at the ball and finds her prince charming; however, this story has a few twists.

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

Pet of the week
Poppy, a 2-year-old female terrier mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Polo field survives development threats
On a recent morning, two women rode their horses across Aiken's Winthrop Polo Field while Joanie Schisler, of Orangeburg Street, walked her dogs.

Making hay the old way
Tommy Flowers shows those attending the Old Time Horse Farmers Gathering on Friday how hay was once worked by a horse-drawn piece of farm equipment to help it dry after cutting.

Sanford pays visit to area to hear what public wants
Gov. Mark Sanford initially did not recognize a woman he saw at the North Augusta Wal-Mart on Thursday. As soon as Debbie Whitson, of Augusta, introduced herself, the governor realized he was speaking to a childhood friend he had not seen in 35 years.

Fort Discovery allows adults opportunity to enjoy exhibits
Susan Still Kilrain knows the importance of math and science education.

This week
WATERCOLOR TRAVELING EXHIBIT: 3:30-5:30 p.m. through Thursday; Barnwell County Museum, Hagood and Marlboro avenues, Barnwell, S.C.; 259-1916

Polo field survives development threats
On a recent morning, two women rode their horses across Aiken's Winthrop Polo Field while Joanie Schisler, of Orangeburg Street, walked her dogs.

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

Sanford pays visit to area to hear what public wants
Gov. Mark Sanford initially did not recognize a woman he saw at the North Augusta Wal-Mart on Thursday. As soon as Debbie Whitson, of Augusta, introduced herself, the governor realized he was speaking to a childhood friend he had not seen in 35 years.

Reunions
Owens-Eargle-Powell-Hair Reunion: Registration 11 a.m., lunch 1 p.m. Sunday; New Ellenton Fire Department Training Center, 43 Chime Bell Church Road, Aiken; contact (803) 652-3639

Fort Discovery allows adults opportunity to enjoy exhibits
Susan Still Kilrain knows the importance of math and science education.

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

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

Lunch menu
Aiken County school lunch menu.

This week
WATERCOLOR TRAVELING EXHIBIT: 3:30-5:30 p.m. through Thursday; Barnwell County Museum, Hagood and Marlboro avenues, Barnwell, S.C.; 259-1916

Reunions
Owens-Eargle-Powell-Hair Reunion: Registration 11 a.m., lunch 1 p.m. Sunday; New Ellenton Fire Department Training Center, 43 Chime Bell Church Road, Aiken; contact (803) 652-3639

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

Around the block
Home From the First Hello will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta. The program is for new residents and includes information booths and free hotdogs and lemonade. For more information, call 279-2323.

Pet of the week
Poppy, a 2-year-old female terrier mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Oprah Winfrey to produce Broadway version of 'The Color Purple'
NEW YORK - "The Color Purple," a musical based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, will have Oprah Winfrey as a producer and investor when it opens on Broadway in December.

Oprah Winfrey to produce Broadway version of 'The Color Purple'
NEW YORK - "The Color Purple," a musical based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, will have Oprah Winfrey as a producer and investor when it opens on Broadway in December.

Oprah Winfrey to produce Broadway version of 'The Color Purple'

Indians' rally has heartbroken Cleveland believing again

MLB players back stiffer steroids penalty
NEW YORK - Baseball players are willing to again toughen the sport's drug policy, offering to accept a 20-game penalty instead of 10 days for first-time steroid offenders along with tests for amphetamine use.

Nationals blank Marlins

MLB players back stiffer steroids penalty
NEW YORK - Baseball players are willing to again toughen the sport's drug policy, offering to accept a 20-game penalty instead of 10 days for first-time steroid offenders along with tests for amphetamine use.

Nationals blank Marlins
MIAMI - Cristian Guzman had three hits and three RBIs, Hector Carrasco pitched six strong innings and the Washington Nationals beat Florida 4-0 Monday night to put the Marlins on the brink of playoff elimination.

MLB players back stiffer steroids penalty

Indians' rally has heartbroken Cleveland believing again
CLEVELAND - Across Heartbreak City, they're beginning to believe this October could be different.

Nationals blank Marlins
MIAMI - Cristian Guzman had three hits and three RBIs, Hector Carrasco pitched six strong innings and the Washington Nationals beat Florida 4-0 Monday night to put the Marlins on the brink of playoff elimination.

Indians' rally has heartbroken Cleveland believing again
CLEVELAND - Across Heartbreak City, they're beginning to believe this October could be different.

Fuelish school closing is costly for the home team

Atlanta takes 14th division title in a row
ATLANTA - This was to be the year, correct?

Smoltz being held until playoffs

Smoltz being held until playoffs
ATLANTA - The next time John Smoltz pitches for the Braves will likely be Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Reliever will give right arm a short rest

Reliever will give right arm a short rest
ATLANTA - An MRI exam failed to show any serious damage to reliever Blane Boyer's pitching arm, the Atlanta Braves announced Tuesday.

Atlanta takes 14th division title in a row

Rockies edge Braves
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves had to put their celebration on hold.

Smoltz being held until playoffs
ATLANTA - The next time John Smoltz pitches for the Braves will likely be Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Rockies edge Braves

Rockies keep Braves from clinching title
ATLANTA - Ice the bubbly, boys. For at least a day, anyway.

Reliever will give right arm a short rest
ATLANTA - An MRI exam failed to show any serious damage to reliever Blane Boyer's pitching arm, the Atlanta Braves announced Tuesday.

Atlanta takes 14th division title in a row
ATLANTA - This was to be the year, correct?

Boyer undergoes MRI, no serious damage found
ATLANTA - Blaine Boyer, who has played an important role in the Atlanta Braves bullpen, got a bit of good news Tuesday on his ailing right shoulder.

Ask Jeeves to drop butler mascot, change name
SAN FRANCISCO - The genteel butler that has been Ask Jeeves Inc.'s face for nearly a decade is getting ousted in a corporate takeover.

Lawyer helping in quest for cures
An Augusta area lawyer has joined the worldwide race for medical cures using embryonic stem cells.

Extended-stay hotel planned for River Watch
Business travelers to Augusta will have one more option for lodging next summer when a 113-room hotel is built near River Watch Parkway and Interstate 20.

Ask Jeeves to drop butler mascot, change name
SAN FRANCISCO - The genteel butler that has been Ask Jeeves Inc.'s face for nearly a decade is getting ousted in a corporate takeover.

Extended-stay hotel planned for River Watch
Business travelers to Augusta will have one more option for lodging next summer when a 113-room hotel is built near River Watch Parkway and Interstate 20.

Extended-stay hotel planned for River Watch

$3 gas may stick around
DALLAS - Oil companies said Monday that damage to their massive Texas refineries from Hurricane Rita appeared lighter than expected, but analysts are still predicting that retail gasoline prices may remain near $3 a gallon for weeks or even months longer.

Ask Jeeves to drop butler mascot, change name

Consumer confidence plummeted in September
NEW YORK - Consumer confidence plummeted almost 19 points in September, its biggest drop in 15 years, as Americans worried about the economic fallout of Hurricane Katrina and rising gasoline prices.

Lawyer helping in quest for cures

Consumer confidence plummeted in September
NEW YORK - Consumer confidence plummeted almost 19 points in September, its biggest drop in 15 years, as Americans worried about the economic fallout of Hurricane Katrina and rising gasoline prices.

Consumer confidence plummeted in September

$3 gas may stick around
DALLAS - Oil companies said Monday that damage to their massive Texas refineries from Hurricane Rita appeared lighter than expected, but analysts are still predicting that retail gasoline prices may remain near $3 a gallon for weeks or even months longer.

$3 gas may stick around

Lawyer helping in quest for cures
An Augusta area lawyer has joined the worldwide race for medical cures using embryonic stem cells.

Editorial Cartoon

Should Clemson go long more?

Should Clemson go long more?
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Tommy Bowden has heard the question almost everywhere this week, including in his own home - why don't the Tigers pass downfield more?

Should Clemson go long more?
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Tommy Bowden has heard the question almost everywhere this week, including in his own home - why don't the Tigers pass downfield more?

Tennessee shocks LSU in OT

Tide hoping to restore program's respect
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Ramzee Robinson can be forgiven if he isn't sure how No. 15 Alabama would react to a really big victory, one that draws the national spotlight and makes people wonder if 'Bama is really back.

Marcus Vick shakes off past to shine for Hokies
Reviewing and previewing college football.

Memphis Liberty Bowl making SEC connection
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Liberty Bowl announced a four-year agreement Tuesday to match a Southeastern Conference team with the Conference USA champion in the annual postseason football game in Memphis, beginning in 2006.

Tennessee shocks LSU in OT
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Tennessee refused to be part of LSU's feel-good story.

Tennessee shocks LSU in OT
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Tennessee refused to be part of LSU's feel-good story.

Marcus Vick shakes off past to shine for Hokies

Memphis Liberty Bowl making SEC connection

Tide hoping to restore program's respect

Marcus Vick shakes off past to shine for Hokies
Reviewing and previewing college football.

Tide hoping to restore program's respect
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Ramzee Robinson can be forgiven if he isn't sure how No. 15 Alabama would react to a really big victory, one that draws the national spotlight and makes people wonder if 'Bama is really back.

Memphis Liberty Bowl making SEC connection
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Liberty Bowl announced a four-year agreement Tuesday to match a Southeastern Conference team with the Conference USA champion in the annual postseason football game in Memphis, beginning in 2006.

Couple ushers in new baby with pair of aces

Fall season influences how much we consume
Do the times of year affect eating? Actually, more than you might think.

How to pay the bill
Until a better idea comes along - and so far we haven't heard one - the best plan to pay for New Orleans and Gulf Coast reconstruction is the one being put forth by cost-conscious congressmen such as U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.: offsets in other domestic programs.

A sport that's taking flight
Pete May is determined to make Augusta into a golf town.

How to pay the bill

Real peace isn't unilateral
Is there anything more important than peace?

A sport that's taking flight
Pete May is determined to make Augusta into a golf town.

Real peace isn't unilateral
Is there anything more important than peace?

A sport that's taking flight

Social promotions return

Social promotions return
We thought the Richmond County school system was doing away with social promotions. Not so.

How to pay the bill
Until a better idea comes along - and so far we haven't heard one - the best plan to pay for New Orleans and Gulf Coast reconstruction is the one being put forth by cost-conscious congressmen such as U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.: offsets in other domestic programs.

Social promotions return
We thought the Richmond County school system was doing away with social promotions. Not so.

Real peace isn't unilateral

Don Adams, secret agent on 'Get Smart,' dies at 82
LOS ANGELES - Don Adams, the wry-voiced comedian who starred as the fumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart in the 1960s TV spoof of James Bond movies, "Get Smart," has died. He was 82.

Rapper Beanie Sigel cleared in 2003 shooting
PHILADELPHIA - Rapper Beanie Sigel was acquitted Monday on charges he shot and nearly killed a man two years ago on a crowded city street.

Donald Trump's new wife is pregnant
NEW YORK - Donald Trump's empire keeps on expanding, but his newest addition is on the home front.

Don Adams, secret agent on 'Get Smart,' dies at 82
LOS ANGELES - Don Adams, the wry-voiced comedian who starred as the fumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart in the 1960s TV spoof of James Bond movies, "Get Smart," has died. He was 82.

Rapper Beanie Sigel cleared in 2003 shooting
PHILADELPHIA - Rapper Beanie Sigel was acquitted Monday on charges he shot and nearly killed a man two years ago on a crowded city street.

Ashton and Demi - latest meeting of young and old
NEW YORK - May and December married in autumn.

People in the News
WASHINGTON - Nicole Kidman says she didn't have to go far to research her role as a psychiatrist for the upcoming movie, "The Visiting."

Magazine names Enrique Iglesias 'sexiest bachelor'
NEW YORK - For People en Espanol, Enrique Iglesias es muy caliente.

Donald Trump's new wife is pregnant
NEW YORK - Donald Trump's empire keeps on expanding, but his newest addition is on the home front.

Ashton and Demi - latest meeting of young and old
NEW YORK - May and December married in autumn.

Magazine names Enrique Iglesias 'sexiest bachelor'
NEW YORK - For People en Espanol, Enrique Iglesias es muy caliente.

People in the News
WASHINGTON - Nicole Kidman says she didn't have to go far to research her role as a psychiatrist for the upcoming movie, "The Visiting."

Risotto with tuna and tomatoes made in a jiffy
"The Simpler The Better" is a great slogan to work with in the kitchen. Chef and food writer Leslie Revsin has given the theme its most practical dimension by making it the title of a series of cookbooks packed with mouthwatering easy recipes.

Small bites
NEW YORK - Recipients of Bon Appetit's American Food and Entertaining Awards this year include renowned chefs and restaurateurs, distinguished food writers and teachers - and a humanitarian whose work adds a reminder of the profounder side of feeding the hungry.

Chutney appetizer spread recipe
CONCORD, N.H. - So what don't you eat? Chances are there's something. Everyone seems to avoid one food or another.

Small bites

Chinese-style roast pork - a versatile dish
In San Francisco's Chinatown, "char sil" (Chinese-style roast pork) is often displayed hanging in a market window or layered in pans in Chinese delicatessens or restaurants, Lia Huber says in her "cooking class" column in Cooking Light magazine's September issue.P>

Chinese-style roast pork - a versatile dish

Chinese-style roast pork - a versatile dish
In San Francisco's Chinatown, "char sil" (Chinese-style roast pork) is often displayed hanging in a market window or layered in pans in Chinese delicatessens or restaurants, Lia Huber says in her "cooking class" column in Cooking Light magazine's September issue.P>

Risotto with tuna and tomatoes made in a jiffy

Chutney appetizer spread recipe
CONCORD, N.H. - So what don't you eat? Chances are there's something. Everyone seems to avoid one food or another.

Chutney appetizer spread recipe

Risotto with tuna and tomatoes made in a jiffy
"The Simpler The Better" is a great slogan to work with in the kitchen. Chef and food writer Leslie Revsin has given the theme its most practical dimension by making it the title of a series of cookbooks packed with mouthwatering easy recipes.

Small bites
NEW YORK - Recipients of Bon Appetit's American Food and Entertaining Awards this year include renowned chefs and restaurateurs, distinguished food writers and teachers - and a humanitarian whose work adds a reminder of the profounder side of feeding the hungry.

Yellow Jackets welcome off week to get healthy
ATLANTA - As much as his Georgia Tech football team can't wait for its next game and a chance to redeem itself after a 51-7 loss to Virginia Tech, coach Chan Gailey welcomes this weekend's open date.

Yellow Jackets welcome off week to get healthy
ATLANTA - As much as his Georgia Tech football team can't wait for its next game and a chance to redeem itself after a 51-7 loss to Virginia Tech, coach Chan Gailey welcomes this weekend's open date.

Yellow Jackets welcome off week to get healthy

Masters champ Archer, 65, dies
George Archer, the 1969 Masters Tournament champion who still holds the record as the tournament's tallest winner, died Sunday after a yearlong illness. He was 65.

Wie to debut in Japan on men's tour

Wie to debut in Japan on men's tour
TOKYO - Michelle Wie will play in a top-tier men's event in November on the Japanese golf tour.

Presidents Cup ends drought for talented U.S. team

Couples, Daly added to Tiger's tournament

New interpretations allow for correcting scorecard errors
FAR HILLS, N.J. - The rule that got Mark Roe disqualified from the British Open two years ago when he forgot to swap scorecards with Jesper Parnevik has been revised to allow officials to correct the mistake without penalty.

Funk headed for the Skins Game
Fred Funk already has enjoyed a dream career, considering where he started and what he's got.

Wie to debut in Japan on men's tour
TOKYO - Michelle Wie will play in a top-tier men's event in November on the Japanese golf tour.

Funk headed for the Skins Game

Masters champ Archer, 65, dies
George Archer, the 1969 Masters Tournament champion who still holds the record as the tournament's tallest winner, died Sunday after a yearlong illness. He was 65.

Nicklaus stumbled into a clean break from golf

New interpretations allow for correcting scorecard errors

Masters champ Archer, 65, dies

Couples, Daly added to Tiger's tournament
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Fred Couples and John Daly were given exemptions Monday to play in the Target World Challenge, the year-end event hosted by Tiger Woods that pays $1.3 million to the winner.

Funk headed for the Skins Game
Fred Funk already has enjoyed a dream career, considering where he started and what he's got.

Presidents Cup ends drought for talented U.S. team
GAINESVILLE, Va. - A dozen American players took turns telling stories about their captain, Jack Nicklaus, before the team meeting turned emotional as they looked ahead to the final round. More than anything, they wanted golf's greatest champion to go out a winner at the Presidents Cup.

Nicklaus stumbled into a clean break from golf
GAINESVILLE, Va. - Jack Nicklaus looked as though he wanted a club in his hand, not a radio.

Couples, Daly added to Tiger's tournament
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Fred Couples and John Daly were given exemptions Monday to play in the Target World Challenge, the year-end event hosted by Tiger Woods that pays $1.3 million to the winner.

New interpretations allow for correcting scorecard errors
FAR HILLS, N.J. - The rule that got Mark Roe disqualified from the British Open two years ago when he forgot to swap scorecards with Jesper Parnevik has been revised to allow officials to correct the mistake without penalty.

Presidents Cup ends drought for talented U.S. team
GAINESVILLE, Va. - A dozen American players took turns telling stories about their captain, Jack Nicklaus, before the team meeting turned emotional as they looked ahead to the final round. More than anything, they wanted golf's greatest champion to go out a winner at the Presidents Cup.

Nicklaus stumbled into a clean break from golf
GAINESVILLE, Va. - Jack Nicklaus looked as though he wanted a club in his hand, not a radio.

Wolfpack's new offense has Greenbrier on a roll

Power Poll

Teams don't lose focus

AAAA only class with significant realignment in prep poll

Wolfpack's new offense has Greenbrier on a roll
Greenbrier. The Wolfpack scored seven points in their first six quarters of the season. The opposition scored 55 points. Then came the turnaround. New offense. Same attitude. Voila. Greenbrier has outscored the competition 93-32 over its past 14 quarters of play. More than a few have said this is the best the Wolfpack have played in their seven years under coach Mickey Derrick.

AAAA only class with significant realignment in prep poll
ATLANTA - With a little less than half the regular season remaining, Class AAAA rankings are the only significant change in this week's Associated Press high school football poll.

Power Poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams this week as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area. A first-place vote is worth 10 points; a 10th-place vote is worth one point. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Wolfpack's new offense has Greenbrier on a roll
Greenbrier. The Wolfpack scored seven points in their first six quarters of the season. The opposition scored 55 points. Then came the turnaround. New offense. Same attitude. Voila. Greenbrier has outscored the competition 93-32 over its past 14 quarters of play. More than a few have said this is the best the Wolfpack have played in their seven years under coach Mickey Derrick.

Power Poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams this week as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area. A first-place vote is worth 10 points; a 10th-place vote is worth one point. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Teams don't lose focus
There are a few folks upset with Gov. Sonny Perdue about the two-day holiday he recommended for all Georgia schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita's strike on the Gulf Coast.

AAAA only class with significant realignment in prep poll
ATLANTA - With a little less than half the regular season remaining, Class AAAA rankings are the only significant change in this week's Associated Press high school football poll.

Teams don't lose focus
There are a few folks upset with Gov. Sonny Perdue about the two-day holiday he recommended for all Georgia schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita's strike on the Gulf Coast.

Chips, enchilada sauce perk up chili bake
Chili is a perennial family favorite, enjoyed by children and adults alike. When I was growing up, our must-have chili garnish was crunchy Fritos. As a treat, my mother sometimes would open a bag of the snack chips and ladle hot chili over them to make"chili pies."

Chips, enchilada sauce perk up chili bake
Chili is a perennial family favorite, enjoyed by children and adults alike. When I was growing up, our must-have chili garnish was crunchy Fritos. As a treat, my mother sometimes would open a bag of the snack chips and ladle hot chili over them to make"chili pies."

Chips, enchilada sauce perk up chili bake

Fuelish school closing is costly for the home team
I'm still trying to forgive Gov. Sonny Perdue for Friday's ill-conceived plan of closing schools to save fuel.

Fuelish school closing is costly for the home team
I'm still trying to forgive Gov. Sonny Perdue for Friday's ill-conceived plan of closing schools to save fuel.

Aiken County coroner seeks to ID body
AIKEN -- The Aiken County coroner might resort to a private lab to hasten identification of a body found over the weekend.

Tarver sworn in as state senator
Sen.-elect Ed Tarver became District 22 state Sen. Tarver when he was sworn into office today by Judge John H., Ruffin Jr., the chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

Aiken County coroner seeks to ID body
AIKEN -- The Aiken County coroner might resort to a private lab to hasten identification of a body found over the weekend.

Braves clinch 14th straight division crown
PHILADELPHIA - Jose Reyes was 4-for-5 with three extra-base hits, leading the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

Woman gunned down on porch
A 34-year-old woman was shot to death outside her south Richmond County home this morning, officials said.

Keep Wiesenthal's mission alive

Real patriots oppose war in Iraq

Why are few U.S. flags at half-staff?
How patriotic are you? Marguerite Creekmore, Evans

AP still shows its socialist bent

Storm plight met with indifference

Why are few U.S. flags at half-staff?
How patriotic are you? Marguerite Creekmore, Evans

Race, class can affect elections
Regarding the Sept. 24 article by Kate Lewis on race and Augusta politics ("Race remains factor in Augusta elections"), I agree that race is a factor in Augusta elections, but the election Sept. 20 isn't a good example of a black candidate breaking ground in the white community. With only black candidates in the race, how could anyone other than a black have won the white community? Reggie Williams, Augusta

Real patriots oppose war in Iraq
The billions of world citizens who are opposed to the Bush war of choice in Iraq have indeed heeded the advice of Alan R. Jackson ("Put war dead in perspective," Sept. 25), and concluded that the war dead are not worth the needless deaths of any military or innocent civilians. Patricia Lavins, Aiken, S.C.

Storm plight met with indifference
If oil company executives owned houses in east New Orleans, a giant sea wall would have been built that could have stopped Noah's flood. Mark Gelbart, Augusta

Race, class can affect elections
Regarding the Sept. 24 article by Kate Lewis on race and Augusta politics ("Race remains factor in Augusta elections"), I agree that race is a factor in Augusta elections, but the election Sept. 20 isn't a good example of a black candidate breaking ground in the white community. With only black candidates in the race, how could anyone other than a black have won the white community? Reggie Williams, Augusta

Keep Wiesenthal's mission alive
Your editorial "Death of a Nazi hunter" (Sept. 21) summarized Simon Wiesenthal's life and single-minded devotion to justice. We must oppose those who deny the Holocaust, those despots who provoke mass murder and energize all who remain complacent, while genocide occurs. We must continue Mr. Wiesenthal's work. Marc Gottlieb, Augusta

Real patriots oppose war in Iraq
The billions of world citizens who are opposed to the Bush war of choice in Iraq have indeed heeded the advice of Alan R. Jackson ("Put war dead in perspective," Sept. 25), and concluded that the war dead are not worth the needless deaths of any military or innocent civilians. Patricia Lavins, Aiken, S.C.

Storm plight met with indifference
If oil company executives owned houses in east New Orleans, a giant sea wall would have been built that could have stopped Noah's flood. Mark Gelbart, Augusta

Race, class can affect elections

AP still shows its socialist bent
Beyond hope. That's the feeling after looking at the latest transgressions by the socialist Associated Press run daily by The Chronicle and 450 other U.S. newspapers. Tom Hunter, Augusta

Why are few U.S. flags at half-staff?

Keep Wiesenthal's mission alive
Your editorial "Death of a Nazi hunter" (Sept. 21) summarized Simon Wiesenthal's life and single-minded devotion to justice. We must oppose those who deny the Holocaust, those despots who provoke mass murder and energize all who remain complacent, while genocide occurs. We must continue Mr. Wiesenthal's work. Marc Gottlieb, Augusta

AP still shows its socialist bent
Beyond hope. That's the feeling after looking at the latest transgressions by the socialist Associated Press run daily by The Chronicle and 450 other U.S. newspapers. Tom Hunter, Augusta

Banned books list shows how times have changed

Menopause years tough for female executives

Mafia retirement benefits often include funeral, little else

State laws are setting age limit on infertility treatments

Heath and fitness calendar

Living briefs

Living briefs

Effect of greenhouse gases increases 20 percent since 1990

Study: Weight loss might precede Alzheimer's

Monster mold: Creeping crud that threatens health

Range of styles helps in finding proper jeans

Rita pushes blogs, rich maps to forefront

Can kids' brains be trained to pay attention?

Challenges in efforts to help poor get healthy food

Heath and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Study: Weight loss might precede Alzheimer's
CHICAGO - Unexplained weight loss in older people might be an early signal of Alzheimer's disease, appearing several years before the memory lapses that define the illness, according to an intriguing but unproven new theory.

Living briefs
Dairy Queen is teaming up with the Children's Miracle Network to offer kids helping kids glow-in-the-dark bracelets for $1 to benefit the organization that treats 17 million children a year.

Range of styles helps in finding proper jeans
Blue jeans are a wardrobe staple, but the days of pulling on any old pair are long gone.

Rita pushes blogs, rich maps to forefront
As Hurricane Rita approached, editors at the Houston Chronicle decided to experiment: They hand-picked about a dozen Web diarists and asked them to post regular dispatches on the newspaper's online blog - all without any editorial intervention.

Living briefs
Dairy Queen is teaming up with the Children's Miracle Network to offer kids helping kids glow-in-the-dark bracelets for $1 to benefit the organization that treats 17 million children a year.

Living briefs
Parents magazine offers tips on how to coax your shy child out of his shell:

Mafia retirement benefits often include funeral, little else
NEW YORK - No pension, no medical benefits, no prescription plan. When you're a mob boss, retirement is more bronze casket than golden parachute.

Can kids' brains be trained to pay attention?
WASHINGTON - The use of special computer games to train their brains improved healthy youngsters' ability to pay attention, scientists reported Monday.

Study: Weight loss might precede Alzheimer's
CHICAGO - Unexplained weight loss in older people might be an early signal of Alzheimer's disease, appearing several years before the memory lapses that define the illness, according to an intriguing but unproven new theory.

Banned books list shows how times have changed
The books of John Steinbeck, Maurice Sendak and Robert Cormier all have one thing in common. Last year, someone tried to stop the public from reading them. This week, during the annual Banned Books Week, the American Library Association wants you to know why.

Menopause years tough for female executives
When menopausal hot flashes caused sweat to run down Donna Cook's face during business meetings, she joked to concerned colleagues, "I'm having my personal summer."

Challenges in efforts to help poor get healthy food
SEATTLE - Laurieann Cossey has always struggled with her weight. Four years ago, she was diagnosed with diabetes. Now, six months pregnant and struggling to get by, the single mother tries to make sure her 1-year-old son gets the fruits and vegetables he needs.

Living briefs
Parents magazine offers tips on how to coax your shy child out of his shell:

State laws are setting age limit on infertility treatments
STRATFORD, Conn. - Teresa Pica-LeRuo thought her dreams of becoming a mother would finally come true this year.

Challenges in efforts to help poor get healthy food
SEATTLE - Laurieann Cossey has always struggled with her weight. Four years ago, she was diagnosed with diabetes. Now, six months pregnant and struggling to get by, the single mother tries to make sure her 1-year-old son gets the fruits and vegetables he needs.

Rita pushes blogs, rich maps to forefront
As Hurricane Rita approached, editors at the Houston Chronicle decided to experiment: They hand-picked about a dozen Web diarists and asked them to post regular dispatches on the newspaper's online blog - all without any editorial intervention.

Heath and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Mafia retirement benefits often include funeral, little else
NEW YORK - No pension, no medical benefits, no prescription plan. When you're a mob boss, retirement is more bronze casket than golden parachute.

State laws are setting age limit on infertility treatments
STRATFORD, Conn. - Teresa Pica-LeRuo thought her dreams of becoming a mother would finally come true this year.

Menopause years tough for female executives
When menopausal hot flashes caused sweat to run down Donna Cook's face during business meetings, she joked to concerned colleagues, "I'm having my personal summer."

Effect of greenhouse gases increases 20 percent since 1990
WASHINGTON - The effect of greenhouse gases on the Earth's atmosphere has increased 20 percent since 1990, a new government index says.

Range of styles helps in finding proper jeans
Blue jeans are a wardrobe staple, but the days of pulling on any old pair are long gone.

Monster mold: Creeping crud that threatens health
NEW ORLEANS - Wearing goggles, gloves, galoshes and a mask, Veronica Randazzo lasted only 10 minutes inside her home in St. Bernard Parish. Her eyes burned, her mouth filled with a salty taste and she felt nauseous.

Can kids' brains be trained to pay attention?
WASHINGTON - The use of special computer games to train their brains improved healthy youngsters' ability to pay attention, scientists reported Monday.

Monster mold: Creeping crud that threatens health
NEW ORLEANS - Wearing goggles, gloves, galoshes and a mask, Veronica Randazzo lasted only 10 minutes inside her home in St. Bernard Parish. Her eyes burned, her mouth filled with a salty taste and she felt nauseous.

Effect of greenhouse gases increases 20 percent since 1990
WASHINGTON - The effect of greenhouse gases on the Earth's atmosphere has increased 20 percent since 1990, a new government index says.

Banned books list shows how times have changed
The books of John Steinbeck, Maurice Sendak and Robert Cormier all have one thing in common. Last year, someone tried to stop the public from reading them. This week, during the annual Banned Books Week, the American Library Association wants you to know why.

Court clears path to killer's execution
AIKEN - The South Carolina Supreme Court has cleared the way for the execution of Arthur Hastings Wise, who was convicted of killing four former co-workers during a 1997 shooting rampage at Aiken's R.E. Phelon Co. plant.

Agencies must foot bill for tag lawsuit
COLUMBIA - Three state agencies will have to pay Planned Parenthood's legal costs after it won a court case blocking the use of "Choose Life" license plates approved by the Legislature.

Vegetable oil fuels sergeant's vehicle

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Arena's ballet choice booed
Augusta arts supporters say competing productions of a classic holiday ballet will split ticket sales and force many patrons to pick between a local tradition and a national touring company.

News you can use
30901 Development Corp.: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way

Day off 'weird,' but still welcome
A day off from school Monday gave 7-year-old Caleb Culverhouse some extra football practice time and allowed his dad, Joey, to take some much-needed time off from his job at Georgia Power.

Publicity led to answers
According to her new book, during her seven-hour ordeal as a hostage in her Duluth, Ga., apartment, Ashley Smith thought constantly of her late husband, Daniel "Mack" Smith.

Across the area
An American Red Cross shelter set up at Wesley United Methodist Church for Hurricane Rita evacuees was to officially close Tuesday afternoon.

Hostage discloses all in her new book
Though she came out looking like one, Ashley Smith was no squeaky-clean angel the morning she brought about the peaceful surrender of the Atlanta courthouse shooting suspect.

Tarver sworn in as District 22 senator
Sen.-elect Ed Tarver became District 22 state Sen. Tarver when he was sworn into office Tuesday by Judge John H., Ruffin Jr., the chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Officials believe a candle or incense burning too close to combustible materials sparked an apartment fire that killed a southwest Atlanta woman and two children Sunday night.

Edgefield takes death case
AIKEN - The investigation into the death of a woman whose badly decomposed body was found during the weekend has been handed over to Edgefield County authorities, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday.

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Evans school contract draws court's attention
ATLANTA - When the sealed envelopes containing bids to build Evans Middle School were opened in March, the low bid was missing a little detail: the names of the plumbers, electricians and other subcontractors who would install most of the mechanical systems.

Mays leading field, mayoral poll shows
If the Augusta mayoral election were held today, interim Mayor Willie Mays would receive the most votes, followed by candidates Deke Copenhaver, Tommy Boyles and Helen Blocker-Adams, according to a poll commissioned by Mr. Copenhaver's campaign.

Aiken officials to lead analysis of bond

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Officials believe a candle or incense burning too close to combustible materials sparked an apartment fire that killed a southwest Atlanta woman and two children Sunday night.

Lawmakers ask university about VA hospital proposal
CHARLESTON, S.C. - While the Medical University of South Carolina and the Veterans Administration are discussing a joint hospital, the university has no plans to take over veterans' medical care, MUSC President Raymond Greenberg says.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Candace Alayna Manning, 18 months, of Augusta.

Vegetable oil fuels sergeant's vehicle
Tyson Sandberg is not a vegetarian, but his car is most of the time.

General wants to see fast thinking
COLUMBIA - The Army's newest soldiers must be highly trained thinkers to survive combat in Afghanistan or Iraq, the commander of the Army's largest training base says.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Justin Andrew Chalker, 2, of Thomson.

Tall fence to protect airport nearly done
Coyotes and foxes and dogs, oh my. For about a year, workers have been building up the fence around Augusta Regional Airport to keep these creatures out of the paths of its airplanes.

Arena's ballet choice booed
Augusta arts supporters say competing productions of a classic holiday ballet will split ticket sales and force many patrons to pick between a local tradition and a national touring company.

Mays leading field, mayoral poll shows
If the Augusta mayoral election were held today, interim Mayor Willie Mays would receive the most votes, followed by candidates Deke Copenhaver, Tommy Boyles and Helen Blocker-Adams, according to a poll commissioned by Mr. Copenhaver's campaign.

Dog attack puts man in hospital
AIKEN - Arthur Kelly was no stranger to the three dogs that attacked him Sunday along a rural stretch of road in Aiken County.

Center nearing opening
The new Family Y isn't open yet, but curious south Augusta residents already are peeking in.

Full supply of flu shots expected
Flu shots should be plentiful for those who want one this year. But some might have to wait.

Across the southeast
RICHMOND, VA. - The White House of the Confederacy, a symbol of the South shrinking in the shadow of urban development, will cost more than $4.7 million to relocate, specialists told state officials Monday.

Officials consider building Family Y in park
Columbia County officials are considering a public-private partnership that would allow the Family Y to build a facility in what will become the county's largest park, Blanchard Woods.

Tarver sworn in as District 22 senator
Sen.-elect Ed Tarver became District 22 state Sen. Tarver when he was sworn into office Tuesday by Judge John H., Ruffin Jr., the chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

Man whose case altered law agrees to plea deal

Man whose case altered law agrees to plea deal
An Augusta man whose criminal case led the state Supreme Court to create a new rule of law pleaded guilty to reduced charges Tuesday.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A soldier from Columbia serving in Iraq has died after he was hit by a sniper bullet, his family says.

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Edgefield takes death case
AIKEN - The investigation into the death of a woman whose badly decomposed body was found during the weekend has been handed over to Edgefield County authorities, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday.

Center nearing opening

County calls for more indigent defense funding
Defending indigents could become more costly next year for Columbia County and others in the Augusta Judicial Circuit if state funding isn't continued at its current level, county officials said Tuesday.

School bus crash causes no major injuries
A bus from Augusta Christian Schools carrying about 25 pupils was involved in a wreck Monday morning near Greensboro, Ga., but officials said there were no major injuries.

Parents cope with schools' closings
Since Sean Nance couldn't be in school Monday, he was being schooled in his father's dry-cleaning delivery business.

Man forgives victim
After hearing James Lowe insist that he deserved sex after a woman took his crack cocaine and that, despite her lies in court he forgives her, a judge sentenced Mr. Lowe to 20 years in prison Monday.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The coordinator of South Carolina's flood mitigation program, Lisa Jones, says people in low-lying areas should consider insurance even if they are not in an official flood plain.

Across the area
About 184,000 pounds of beef from a Waycross, Ga., company has been recalled because of possible E. coli contamination, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture announced Monday.

Full supply of flu shots expected

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SRS cited for environmental infractions

Weather Channel is accused of age bias
ATLANTA - Is The Weather Channel a business or entertainment?

General wants to see fast thinking

EPA looks at old plant
A defunct chemical waste-processing site in Augusta has been proposed for inclusion on the federal "Superfund" list of the nation's most polluted areas, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

School bus crash causes no major injuries

Man forgives victim
After hearing James Lowe insist that he deserved sex after a woman took his crack cocaine and that, despite her lies in court he forgives her, a judge sentenced Mr. Lowe to 20 years in prison Monday.

Publicity led to answers

SRS cited for environmental infractions
AIKEN - Savannah River Site was cited for two environmental infractions by state health officials in 2004, a report released Monday shows.

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School bus crash causes no major injuries
A bus from Augusta Christian Schools carrying about 25 pupils was involved in a wreck Monday morning near Greensboro, Ga., but officials said there were no major injuries.

Man admitted killing wife, authorities say

Publicity led to answers
According to her new book, during her seven-hour ordeal as a hostage in her Duluth, Ga., apartment, Ashley Smith thought constantly of her late husband, Daniel "Mack" Smith.

Across Georgia

News you can use
30901 Development Corp.: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way

Parents cope with schools' closings

Center nearing opening
The new Family Y isn't open yet, but curious south Augusta residents already are peeking in.

Man forgives victim

Hostage discloses all in her new book
Though she came out looking like one, Ashley Smith was no squeaky-clean angel the morning she brought about the peaceful surrender of the Atlanta courthouse shooting suspect.

EPA looks at old plant

Tall fence to protect airport nearly done
Coyotes and foxes and dogs, oh my. For about a year, workers have been building up the fence around Augusta Regional Airport to keep these creatures out of the paths of its airplanes.

Across the area
An American Red Cross shelter set up at Wesley United Methodist Church for Hurricane Rita evacuees was to officially close Tuesday afternoon.

Day off 'weird,' but still welcome
A day off from school Monday gave 7-year-old Caleb Culverhouse some extra football practice time and allowed his dad, Joey, to take some much-needed time off from his job at Georgia Power.

Full supply of flu shots expected
Flu shots should be plentiful for those who want one this year. But some might have to wait.

Parents cope with schools' closings
Since Sean Nance couldn't be in school Monday, he was being schooled in his father's dry-cleaning delivery business.

Man admitted killing wife, authorities say
Police arrested an Augusta man who reportedly admitted to shooting his wife to death outside of his south Richmond County home Tuesday morning.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Candace Alayna Manning, 18 months, of Augusta.

Across Georgia
SMYRNA - A Florida woman was arrested after being accused of attacking a suburban Atlanta police officer with a plate of chicken wings and a 2-liter bottle, police said.

Across the southeast
RICHMOND, VA. - The White House of the Confederacy, a symbol of the South shrinking in the shadow of urban development, will cost more than $4.7 million to relocate, specialists told state officials Monday.

Dog attack puts man in hospital
AIKEN - Arthur Kelly was no stranger to the three dogs that attacked him Sunday along a rural stretch of road in Aiken County.

Weather Channel is accused of age bias
ATLANTA - Is The Weather Channel a business or entertainment?

Officials consider building Family Y in park
Columbia County officials are considering a public-private partnership that would allow the Family Y to build a facility in what will become the county's largest park, Blanchard Woods.

General wants to see fast thinking
COLUMBIA - The Army's newest soldiers must be highly trained thinkers to survive combat in Afghanistan or Iraq, the commander of the Army's largest training base says.

Lawmaker immunity rejected in DUI case
ATLANTA - State Rep. David Graves, charged with drunken driving for a second time, was denied by a judge Tuesday in his contention that his position as lawmaker means he cannot break the law while the Legislature is at work.

SRS cited for environmental infractions
AIKEN - Savannah River Site was cited for two environmental infractions by state health officials in 2004, a report released Monday shows.

Columbia County school panel will examine calendar
The Columbia County Board of Education gave the go-ahead to form a committee to research the issue of the school calendar year.

Across the southeast
RICHMOND, VA. - The White House of the Confederacy, a symbol of the South shrinking in the shadow of urban development, will cost more than $4.7 million to relocate, specialists told state officials Monday.

Evans school contract draws court's attention
ATLANTA - When the sealed envelopes containing bids to build Evans Middle School were opened in March, the low bid was missing a little detail: the names of the plumbers, electricians and other subcontractors who would install most of the mechanical systems.

EPA looks at old plant
A defunct chemical waste-processing site in Augusta has been proposed for inclusion on the federal "Superfund" list of the nation's most polluted areas, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Aiken officials to lead analysis of bond
AIKEN - Aiken school officials will decide for themselves how a controversial $36.3 million bond issue will affect the county's school system.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The coordinator of South Carolina's flood mitigation program, Lisa Jones, says people in low-lying areas should consider insurance even if they are not in an official flood plain.

Sanford works on agenda
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford spent part of Tuesday afternoon meeting with House leaders trying to find common ground on issues that could set the agenda for the next session - and the tone for next year's elections.

Mayoral hopefuls square off

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Lawmaker immunity rejected in DUI case
ATLANTA - State Rep. David Graves, charged with drunken driving for a second time, was denied by a judge Tuesday in his contention that his position as lawmaker means he cannot break the law while the Legislature is at work.

Court clears path to killer's execution
AIKEN - The South Carolina Supreme Court has cleared the way for the execution of Arthur Hastings Wise, who was convicted of killing four former co-workers during a 1997 shooting rampage at Aiken's R.E. Phelon Co. plant.

Man whose case altered law agrees to plea deal
An Augusta man whose criminal case led the state Supreme Court to create a new rule of law pleaded guilty to reduced charges Tuesday.

Mayoral hopefuls square off
While two of Augusta's mayoral candidates promoted their political experience as why they should be elected to the city's top slot Nov. 8, two others touted their lack of experience as a plus - promoting the notion that new blood is needed.

Edgefield takes death case

Man admitted killing wife, authorities say
Police arrested an Augusta man who reportedly admitted to shooting his wife to death outside of his south Richmond County home Tuesday morning.

County calls for more indigent defense funding

Mayoral hopefuls square off
While two of Augusta's mayoral candidates promoted their political experience as why they should be elected to the city's top slot Nov. 8, two others touted their lack of experience as a plus - promoting the notion that new blood is needed.

Lawmakers ask university about VA hospital proposal

Vegetable oil fuels sergeant's vehicle
Tyson Sandberg is not a vegetarian, but his car is most of the time.

Officials consider building Family Y in park

Columbia County school panel will examine calendar
The Columbia County Board of Education gave the go-ahead to form a committee to research the issue of the school calendar year.

Columbia County school panel will examine calendar

Aiken officials to lead analysis of bond
AIKEN - Aiken school officials will decide for themselves how a controversial $36.3 million bond issue will affect the county's school system.

Lawmaker immunity rejected in DUI case

County calls for more indigent defense funding
Defending indigents could become more costly next year for Columbia County and others in the Augusta Judicial Circuit if state funding isn't continued at its current level, county officials said Tuesday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A soldier from Columbia serving in Iraq has died after he was hit by a sniper bullet, his family says.

Across the area

Across the area
An American Red Cross shelter set up at Wesley United Methodist Church for Hurricane Rita evacuees was to officially close Tuesday afternoon.

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Justin Andrew Chalker, 2, of Thomson.

Across Georgia

Sanford works on agenda
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford spent part of Tuesday afternoon meeting with House leaders trying to find common ground on issues that could set the agenda for the next session - and the tone for next year's elections.

News you can use

Agencies must foot bill for tag lawsuit
COLUMBIA - Three state agencies will have to pay Planned Parenthood's legal costs after it won a court case blocking the use of "Choose Life" license plates approved by the Legislature.

Day off 'weird,' but still welcome

Dog attack puts man in hospital

Across the area

Lawmakers ask university about VA hospital proposal
CHARLESTON, S.C. - While the Medical University of South Carolina and the Veterans Administration are discussing a joint hospital, the university has no plans to take over veterans' medical care, MUSC President Raymond Greenberg says.

Across the southeast

Court clears path to killer's execution

Across South Carolina

Tarver sworn in as District 22 senator

Weather Channel is accused of age bias

Evans school contract draws court's attention

Kid of the Day

Arena's ballet choice booed

Mays leading field, mayoral poll shows

Across Georgia
SMYRNA - A Florida woman was arrested after being accused of attacking a suburban Atlanta police officer with a plate of chicken wings and a 2-liter bottle, police said.

Hostage discloses all in her new book

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Tall fence to protect airport nearly done

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Sanford works on agenda

Agencies must foot bill for tag lawsuit

U.S. victory should worry Europeans
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The Europeans should be very nervous.

U.S. victory should worry Europeans
GAINESVILLE, Va. - The Europeans should be very nervous.

Script written by Tupac heads to movie set

Script written by Tupac heads to movie set
LOS ANGELES - A screenplay written by slain rapper Tupac Shakur is being produced as a feature film.

Francis Ford Coppola to begin new film in October
NEW YORK - After an eight-year absence, Francis Ford Coppola is returning to the director's chair.

Francis Ford Coppola to begin new film in October
NEW YORK - After an eight-year absence, Francis Ford Coppola is returning to the director's chair.

Francis Ford Coppola to begin new film in October

Script written by Tupac heads to movie set
LOS ANGELES - A screenplay written by slain rapper Tupac Shakur is being produced as a feature film.

Review: Neil Young, 'Prairie Wind'

Review: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
For his second of three releases this year, the super-prolific Ryan Adams offers what has become his specialty - honky-tonk songs and alcohol-soaked lyrics. Written as an homage to his North Carolina hometown, "Jacksonville City Nights" is mellow straight country.

Review: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
For his second of three releases this year, the super-prolific Ryan Adams offers what has become his specialty - honky-tonk songs and alcohol-soaked lyrics. Written as an homage to his North Carolina hometown, "Jacksonville City Nights" is mellow straight country.

Review: Neil Young, 'Prairie Wind'
Neil Young's "Prairie Wind" is a gentle-sounding, acoustic-based album that packs an emotional wallop. It rightfully is being cast as the third in a trilogy of albums that started with "Harvest" in 1972 and continued with 1992's "Harvest Moon."

Review: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals

Bruce Springsteen to release box set

Review: Sheryl Crow, 'Wildflower'

Singer D'Angelo ready to record after SUV crash
RICHMOND, Va. - R&B crooner D'Angelo, who won over America with his '90s soul ballads only to fade after bouts with the law and drugs, said he's ready to record after a car crash left him hospitalized for several days.

Bruce Springsteen to release box set
NEW YORK - Bruce Springsteen is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the "Born to Run" album, which landed him simultaneously on the covers of Time and Newsweek, with a special box set this fall.

Review: Neil Young, 'Prairie Wind'
Neil Young's "Prairie Wind" is a gentle-sounding, acoustic-based album that packs an emotional wallop. It rightfully is being cast as the third in a trilogy of albums that started with "Harvest" in 1972 and continued with 1992's "Harvest Moon."

Bruce Springsteen to release box set
NEW YORK - Bruce Springsteen is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the "Born to Run" album, which landed him simultaneously on the covers of Time and Newsweek, with a special box set this fall.

Review: Sheryl Crow, 'Wildflower'
Point to ponder while contemplating Sheryl Crow's new "Wildflower" CD: will a bad review earn a set of tread marks on my back?

Review: Sheryl Crow, 'Wildflower'
Point to ponder while contemplating Sheryl Crow's new "Wildflower" CD: will a bad review earn a set of tread marks on my back?

Singer D'Angelo ready to record after SUV crash
RICHMOND, Va. - R&B crooner D'Angelo, who won over America with his '90s soul ballads only to fade after bouts with the law and drugs, said he's ready to record after a car crash left him hospitalized for several days.

Singer D'Angelo ready to record after SUV crash

Broncos rout Chiefs

Aikman and Staubach make first hire

Delhomme despondent after loss to Dolphins

Mora says Hall is making most of his skills

Mrs. Blanche I. Safley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ira Von Thigpen    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Terry L. Reese    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lowell Bentley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Aaron Rudolph Patton    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew McCain    (AUSTELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Mosley Leopard    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Maggie Howard Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew McCain    (AUSTELL, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Archie, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Miss Sallie Lou Watson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William H. Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie James Bell, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Aaron Rudolph Patton    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Verda L. Geddes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy F. Smith    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Collins    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie J. Childress    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie J. Childress    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Archie, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Avery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Thomas F. Stanfield    (ANDERSON, S.C.)

Ms. Melina Arrington    (SCOTTSVILLE, VA)

Mrs. Dorothy Rhodes    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Gene "Cowboy" Davis    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Verda L. Geddes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Freddie J. Childress    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Max Tall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Avery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Thomas F. Stanfield    (ANDERSON, S.C.)

Mr. Jeffery Rogers    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. WC Stevens    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Verda L. Geddes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eunice Scott    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie N. Jones, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche I. Safley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Richardson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Rambow    (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Ann Taylor    (ROMEOVILLE, IL)

Mrs. Martha Trippe Oellerich    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lois Martin    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lowell Bentley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jasper F. Burt    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Jasper F. Burt    (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Sallie Lou Watson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William H. Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Max Tall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie N. Jones, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy F. Smith    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Clifton    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Rogers    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Leland Day    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terry L. Reese    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Mosley Leopard    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Edward O. Ergle    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Gene "Cowboy" Davis    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Mosley Leopard    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Collins    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Howard Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie N. Jones, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie James Bell, Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Lois Martin    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Ms. Melina Arrington    (SCOTTSVILLE, VA)

Mrs. Ruth Mosley Leopard    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Rhodes    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Rambow    (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Blanche I. Safley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Richardson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Edward O. Ergle    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Blanche I. Safley    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Leland Day    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Scott    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Clifton    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Ann Taylor    (ROMEOVILLE, IL)

Mr. Ira Von Thigpen    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Trippe Oellerich    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. WC Stevens    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Corinthian Still    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Corinthian Still    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Verda L. Geddes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Rhodes (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Blanche I. Safley (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Melina Arrington (SCOTTSVILLE, VA)

Ms. Lois Martin (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Miss Sallie Lou Watson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline Clifton (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie N. Jones, Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Mosley Leopard (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. WC Stevens (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Lowell Bentley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Aaron Rudolph Patton (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Bush (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Howard Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terry L. Reese (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Bush (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie James Bell, Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Eunice Scott (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Max Tall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Rambow (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mr. Ira Von Thigpen (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Corinthian Still (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Ann Taylor (ROMEOVILLE, IL)

Mrs. Ruth Mosley Leopard (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Paul Williams (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Peter Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Collins (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie J. Childress (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Thomas F. Stanfield (ANDERSON, S.C.)

Mr. Leland Day (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene "Cowboy" Davis (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Trippe Oellerich (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Rogers (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Bennett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie J. Childress (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Richardson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Avery (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jasper F. Burt (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew McCain (AUSTELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Verda L. Geddes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John W. Bennett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy F. Smith (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche I. Safley (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Archie, Sr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Edward O. Ergle (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Verda L. Geddes (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Overtime

14-10 win sends New Bridge to semifinals

Judge dismisses suit seeking to give racehorse controversial name

Overtime

14-10 win sends New Bridge to semifinals
AIKEN - New Bridge earned a spot in the semifinals of the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup tournament Monday with a 14-10 win against Millarville.

Overtime
USC Aiken's Many Gerolstein was selected as the Peach Belt Conference's Player of the Week.

Judge dismisses suit seeking to give racehorse controversial name
LEXINGTON, Ky. - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a thoroughbred owner who sued to name one of his fillies after Sally Hemings, the slave who was reputed to be Thomas Jefferson's mistress.

Overtime
In Kingston, R.I., after recording wins in seven straight tournaments, USC Aiken finished third at the Adams Cup of Newport on Tuesday.

Overtime
In Kingston, R.I., after recording wins in seven straight tournaments, USC Aiken finished third at the Adams Cup of Newport on Tuesday.

Judge dismisses suit seeking to give racehorse controversial name
LEXINGTON, Ky. - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a thoroughbred owner who sued to name one of his fillies after Sally Hemings, the slave who was reputed to be Thomas Jefferson's mistress.

Overtime
USC Aiken's Many Gerolstein was selected as the Peach Belt Conference's Player of the Week.

14-10 win sends New Bridge to semifinals
AIKEN - New Bridge earned a spot in the semifinals of the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup tournament Monday with a 14-10 win against Millarville.

Aikman and Staubach make first hire
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hall of Fame Racing made its first hire Tuesday when it tabbed Philippe Lopez to build the NASCAR team owned by former Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman.

Broncos rout Chiefs
DENVER - Rod Smith, Mike Anderson and the Denver Broncos made that newfangled Kansas City defense seem a lot like the old one. And that vaunted Chiefs offense looked pretty lame, too.

Aikman and Staubach make first hire
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hall of Fame Racing made its first hire Tuesday when it tabbed Philippe Lopez to build the NASCAR team owned by former Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman.

Delhomme despondent after loss to Dolphins
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - No one takes losing harder than Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme. So upset after the Panthers lost the Super Bowl, he forced himself to watch from the sideline with tears in his eyes as New England celebrated the win.

Delhomme despondent after loss to Dolphins
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - No one takes losing harder than Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme. So upset after the Panthers lost the Super Bowl, he forced himself to watch from the sideline with tears in his eyes as New England celebrated the win.

Mora says Hall is making most of his skills
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After a brief halftime visit with DeAngelo Hall and team doctors in the locker room, Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora had no indication his star cornerback would take another snap at Buffalo.

Broncos rout Chiefs
DENVER - Rod Smith, Mike Anderson and the Denver Broncos made that newfangled Kansas City defense seem a lot like the old one. And that vaunted Chiefs offense looked pretty lame, too.

Mora says Hall is making most of his skills
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After a brief halftime visit with DeAngelo Hall and team doctors in the locker room, Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora had no indication his star cornerback would take another snap at Buffalo.

Pope meets with dissident theologian Hans Kueng
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI met with one of his fiercest critics, the Swiss dissident theologian Hans Kueng, in yet another sign the pontiff wants to reach out to prominent Catholics who fell from grace under his predecessor.

Pope meets with dissident theologian Hans Kueng
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI met with one of his fiercest critics, the Swiss dissident theologian Hans Kueng, in yet another sign the pontiff wants to reach out to prominent Catholics who fell from grace under his predecessor.

U.S. victory should worry Europeans

ABC, CBS working anchor replacements
NEW YORK - Executives at ABC and CBS News can be relieved this week that, unlike with Hurricane Katrina, their Rita coverage didn't appear seriously affected by voids at the chief anchor position left by the late Peter Jennings and Dan Rather.

ABC, CBS working anchor replacements

Questions abound as 'Housewives' returns

Questions abound as 'Housewives' returns
NEW YORK - "Desperate Housewives" featured a desperate widow Sunday night.

Google offers prime-time video streamcasts
NEW YORK - Search engine leader Google Inc. is delving deeper into an unconventional business, offering an Internet streamcast of last week's television premiere of Chris Rock's new comedy.

New York Times acknowledges no Geraldo Rivera 'nudge' visible

Questions abound as 'Housewives' returns
NEW YORK - "Desperate Housewives" featured a desperate widow Sunday night.

ABC, CBS lead first week of new TV season

Google offers prime-time video streamcasts

New York Times acknowledges no Geraldo Rivera 'nudge' visible
NEW YORK - The New York Times acknowledged Tuesday that Geraldo Rivera didn't nudge aside a Hurricane Katrina rescue worker on TV, and although Rivera called the statement "grudging and ungracious," he considered the case closed.

Winners, losers as new television season is launched
NEW YORK - After a long, slow summer, viewers are sampling new programs and old favorites as fall's TV season begins. A look at how it's going:

ABC, CBS lead first week of new TV season
NEW YORK - Viewers flocked to old favorites "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Desperate Housewives" and tried out new fare "My Name is Earl" and "Everybody Hates Chris" in the first week of television's new season.

Winners, losers as new television season is launched
NEW YORK - After a long, slow summer, viewers are sampling new programs and old favorites as fall's TV season begins. A look at how it's going:

New York Times acknowledges no Geraldo Rivera 'nudge' visible
NEW YORK - The New York Times acknowledged Tuesday that Geraldo Rivera didn't nudge aside a Hurricane Katrina rescue worker on TV, and although Rivera called the statement "grudging and ungracious," he considered the case closed.

Google offers prime-time video streamcasts
NEW YORK - Search engine leader Google Inc. is delving deeper into an unconventional business, offering an Internet streamcast of last week's television premiere of Chris Rock's new comedy.

ABC, CBS lead first week of new TV season
NEW YORK - Viewers flocked to old favorites "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Desperate Housewives" and tried out new fare "My Name is Earl" and "Everybody Hates Chris" in the first week of television's new season.

Winners, losers as new television season is launched

ABC, CBS working anchor replacements
NEW YORK - Executives at ABC and CBS News can be relieved this week that, unlike with Hurricane Katrina, their Rita coverage didn't appear seriously affected by voids at the chief anchor position left by the late Peter Jennings and Dan Rather.

Donald Trump's new wife is pregnant

Magazine names Enrique Iglesias 'sexiest bachelor'

Don Adams, secret agent on 'Get Smart,' dies at 82

Rapper Beanie Sigel cleared in 2003 shooting

People in the News

Ashton and Demi - latest meeting of young and old

Sims rejoins Bulldogs during off week
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia safety Antonio Sims returned to practice Tuesday, recovered from a broken leg and hoping to show that he can play in a crucial game against Tennessee.

Sims rejoins Bulldogs during off week
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia safety Antonio Sims returned to practice Tuesday, recovered from a broken leg and hoping to show that he can play in a crucial game against Tennessee.

Sims rejoins Bulldogs during off week

Georgia-Tennessee game set for 3:30 p.m. kickoff
ATLANTA - Seventh-ranked Georgia's Oct. 8 game at No. 10 Tennessee has been set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

Georgia-Tennessee game set for 3:30 p.m. kickoff
ATLANTA - Seventh-ranked Georgia's Oct. 8 game at No. 10 Tennessee has been set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

Georgia-Tennessee game set for 3:30 p.m. kickoff

Auburn's Kenny Irons facing former team
AUBURN, Ala. - David Irons remembers the image of his brother Kenny slumped on the South Carolina bench, a towel covering up both his head and his growing frustration.

Spurrier takes different offense to Auburn
COLUMBIA, S.C. - So much for South Carolina's Cock-n-fire offense.

Auburn's Kenny Irons facing former team

South Carolina names Griffin women's assistant
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina has named Ken Griffin, a former scouting director at a recruiting service, assistant women's basketball coach, the university said Tuesday.

South Carolina names Griffin women's assistant

South Carolina names Griffin women's assistant
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina has named Ken Griffin, a former scouting director at a recruiting service, assistant women's basketball coach, the university said Tuesday.

Auburn's Kenny Irons facing former team
AUBURN, Ala. - David Irons remembers the image of his brother Kenny slumped on the South Carolina bench, a towel covering up both his head and his growing frustration.

Spurrier takes different offense to Auburn
COLUMBIA, S.C. - So much for South Carolina's Cock-n-fire offense.

Spurrier takes different offense to Auburn

Couple ushers in new baby with pair of aces
Chris Thatcher didn't let much time pass before he duplicated his wife's feat at Cedar Creek Golf Club, though his was less challenging.

Couple ushers in new baby with pair of aces
Chris Thatcher didn't let much time pass before he duplicated his wife's feat at Cedar Creek Golf Club, though his was less challenging.

'Late Registration' pays off for rapper
Kanye West has done it again. The hip-hop prep who first dazzled us with his determination and depth in his first single, Through the Wire, is back with his head on straight and his lyrics ready to regain their crown.

Seniors' final year is blow to wallet

Question of the week
Q: Does a school's academic reputation affect how people see the students?

'Just Like Heaven' quickly gives itself away

False sense of security can come in final year
The name of the affliction is senioritis, and its symptoms are easy enough to see: A lack of motivation, the counting of days and biding of time in easy electives.

False sense of security can come in final year

School spirit is high for big event
There's something unique in the air this time of year at most area high schools. You can feel it. It does not exactly hit you like the Southern humidity when you walk outside on a warm, late summer day, but you can still feel it.

Question of the week

'Late Registration' pays off for rapper

4-1-1
On their new album Howl, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club takes a departure from its earlier noisy and more experimental stuff.

False sense of security can come in final year
The name of the affliction is senioritis, and its symptoms are easy enough to see: A lack of motivation, the counting of days and biding of time in easy electives.

'Just Like Heaven' quickly gives itself away
Just Like Heaven is a romantic, boy-meets-girl and boy-falls-for-girl movie with a haunting twist.

If boy kept child secret, he could be hiding more
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I've been going with this boy for a year and a half. We've been talking - no lies, no nothing. Then all of a sudden I hear he's got a baby. I asked him about it and why he kept it from me for so long, and then he gave me a good answer. It still doesn't feel right, though. What should I do?

School spirit is high for big event
There's something unique in the air this time of year at most area high schools. You can feel it. It does not exactly hit you like the Southern humidity when you walk outside on a warm, late summer day, but you can still feel it.

'Just Like Heaven' quickly gives itself away
Just Like Heaven is a romantic, boy-meets-girl and boy-falls-for-girl movie with a haunting twist.

Seniors' final year is blow to wallet
Finally, I have reached the apex of my high school career. It is such an honor to be someone who others look up to because I am a senior.

4-1-1
On their new album Howl, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club takes a departure from its earlier noisy and more experimental stuff.

'Late Registration' pays off for rapper
Kanye West has done it again. The hip-hop prep who first dazzled us with his determination and depth in his first single, Through the Wire, is back with his head on straight and his lyrics ready to regain their crown.

Xtreme calendar
CHECK THIS OUT: Lelavision, a whimsical merging of modern and aerial dance, music, theater and large interactive musical sculptures comes to the Grover C. Maxwell Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Shows begin at 7 p.m. and admission is $5.

If boy kept child secret, he could be hiding more
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I've been going with this boy for a year and a half. We've been talking - no lies, no nothing. Then all of a sudden I hear he's got a baby. I asked him about it and why he kept it from me for so long, and then he gave me a good answer. It still doesn't feel right, though. What should I do?

School spirit is high for big event

Seniors' final year is blow to wallet
Finally, I have reached the apex of my high school career. It is such an honor to be someone who others look up to because I am a senior.

If boy kept child secret, he could be hiding more

Question of the week
Q: Does a school's academic reputation affect how people see the students?

4-1-1

Xtreme calendar
CHECK THIS OUT: Lelavision, a whimsical merging of modern and aerial dance, music, theater and large interactive musical sculptures comes to the Grover C. Maxwell Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Shows begin at 7 p.m. and admission is $5.

Xtreme calendar

Across the river

Sanford pays visit to area to hear what public wants

Area adult literacy sites

'Cinderella' brings out kid in everyone

Recycling centers

Pet of the week

Making hay the old way

Reunions

Marching bands compete for best notes

Events

This week

Lunch menu

Fort Discovery allows adults opportunity to enjoy exhibits

Around the block

Polo field survives development threats

Pope meets with dissident theologian Hans Kueng