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.

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

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.

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.

Lunch menu
Aiken County school lunch menu.

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

Lunch menu
Aiken County school lunch menu.

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.

'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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

'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.

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

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'

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.

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.

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

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.

Indians' rally has heartbroken Cleveland believing again

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

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.

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.

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

Reliever will give right arm a short rest

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

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.

Rockies edge Braves

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.

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

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.

Extended-stay hotel planned for River Watch

Consumer confidence plummeted in September

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.

$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
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.

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.

$3 gas may stick around

Ask Jeeves to drop butler mascot, change name

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Lawyer helping in quest for cures

Editorial Cartoon

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?

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Marcus Vick shakes off past to shine for Hokies

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.

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.

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.

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

Real peace isn't unilateral

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.

How to pay the bill

Social promotions return

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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."

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
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.

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
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>

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.

Chinese-style roast pork - a versatile dish

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.

Risotto with tuna and tomatoes made in a jiffy

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.

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.

Chutney appetizer spread recipe

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

Presidents Cup ends drought for talented U.S. team

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.

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.

Wie to debut in Japan on men's tour

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

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.

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.

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

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.

New interpretations allow for correcting scorecard errors

Masters champ Archer, 65, dies

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.

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.

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.

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

AAAA only class with significant realignment in prep poll

Power Poll

Teams don't lose focus

Wolfpack's new offense has Greenbrier on a roll

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Storm plight met with indifference

Keep Wiesenthal's mission alive

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
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

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.

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.

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

Race, class can affect elections

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

Real patriots oppose war in Iraq

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

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

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

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

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

Banned books list shows how times have changed

Menopause years tough for female executives

Mafia retirement benefits often include funeral, little else

Can kids' brains be trained to pay attention?

Monster mold: Creeping crud that threatens health

Challenges in efforts to help poor get healthy food

Living briefs

State laws are setting age limit on infertility treatments

Study: Weight loss might precede Alzheimer's

Living briefs

Range of styles helps in finding proper jeans

Effect of greenhouse gases increases 20 percent since 1990

Rita pushes blogs, rich maps to forefront

Heath and fitness calendar

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

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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
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.

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Columbia County school panel will examine calendar

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.

Evans school contract draws court's attention

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.

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.

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.

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

Court clears path to killer's execution

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lawmaker immunity rejected in DUI case

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

Arena's ballet choice booed

Edgefield takes death case

Rants and Raves
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Sanford works on agenda

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 South Carolina

Vegetable oil fuels sergeant's vehicle

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

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

Agencies must foot bill for tag lawsuit

Officials consider building Family Y in park

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Dog attack puts man in hospital

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

County calls for more indigent defense funding

Lawmakers ask university about VA hospital proposal

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

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.

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.

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.

Aiken officials to lead analysis of bond

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

Across Georgia

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.

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.

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

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

Tarver sworn in as District 22 senator

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Rants and Raves
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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tall fence to protect airport nearly done

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.

Hostage discloses all in her new book

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.

Kid of the Day

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 South Carolina

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

Across the southeast

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.

Across the area

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.

Rants and Raves
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EPA looks at old plant

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.

Publicity led to answers

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 forgives victim

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.

School bus crash causes no major injuries

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.

Parents cope with schools' closings

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.

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.

Across Georgia

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.

SRS cited for environmental infractions

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

Mays leading field, mayoral poll shows

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

Weather Channel is accused of age bias

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

Day off 'weird,' but still welcome

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.

News you can use

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.

Center nearing opening

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.

Rants and Raves
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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.

Man admitted killing wife, authorities say

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Across the area

Man whose case altered law agrees to plea deal

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.

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
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.

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

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.

Script written by Tupac heads to movie set

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.

Bruce Springsteen to release box set

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: Sheryl Crow, 'Wildflower'

Review: Neil Young, 'Prairie Wind'

Singer D'Angelo ready to record after SUV crash

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."

Review: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals

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.

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.

Broncos rout Chiefs

Aikman and Staubach make first hire

Delhomme despondent after loss to Dolphins

Mora says Hall is making most of his skills

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

Mrs. Dorothy Rhodes    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Trippe Oellerich    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. WC Stevens    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Ms. Melina Arrington    (SCOTTSVILLE, VA)

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

Mr. Ira Von Thigpen    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Trippe Oellerich    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ira Von Thigpen    (DUBLIN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Peter Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Aaron Rudolph Patton    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Ann Taylor    (ROMEOVILLE, IL)

Mrs. Eunice Scott    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John W. Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Scott    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John W. Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lowell Bentley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jasper F. Burt    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew McCain    (AUSTELL, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Clifton    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Leland Day    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Howard Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leland Day    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William H. Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Lois Martin    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffery Rogers    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jimmy F. Smith    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Max Tall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Avery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Max Tall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mildred Collins    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy F. Smith    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Jeffery Rogers    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Rhodes    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Peter Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Howard Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Ann Taylor    (ROMEOVILLE, IL)

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

Mr. WC Stevens    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Rose Rambow    (CLINTON, S.C.)

Mr. Matthew McCain    (AUSTELL, Ga.)

Ms. Lois Martin    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Collins    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Clifton    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. John W. Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Lowell Bentley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jasper F. Burt    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Avery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Rambow    (CLINTON, S.C.)

Ms. Melina Arrington    (SCOTTSVILLE, VA)

Aaron Rudolph Patton    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William H. Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leland Day (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew McCain (AUSTELL, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Jeffery Rogers (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Collins (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Scott (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Ms. Melina Arrington (SCOTTSVILLE, VA)

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

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

Mr. Peter Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Avery (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lois Martin (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Pauline Clifton (GARFIELD, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maggie Howard Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Martha Trippe Oellerich (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Aaron Rudolph Patton (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Max Tall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Driver Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Ira Von Thigpen (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Mr. Lowell Bentley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Ann Taylor (ROMEOVILLE, IL)

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.

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.

Questions abound as 'Housewives' returns

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

ABC, CBS working anchor replacements

Winners, losers as new television season is launched

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

New York Times acknowledges no Geraldo Rivera 'nudge' visible

Google offers prime-time video streamcasts

ABC, CBS lead first week of new TV 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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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

Magazine names Enrique Iglesias 'sexiest bachelor'

Rapper Beanie Sigel cleared in 2003 shooting

People in the News

Donald Trump's new wife is pregnant

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.

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

Seniors' final year is blow to wallet

If boy kept child secret, he could be hiding more

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.

Xtreme calendar

School spirit is high for big event

Question of the week

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.

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.

'Late Registration' pays off for rapper

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.

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.

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.

'Just Like Heaven' quickly gives itself away

'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.

'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?

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

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.

False sense of security can come in final year

Recycling centers

'Cinderella' brings out kid in everyone

Fort Discovery allows adults opportunity to enjoy exhibits

Pet of the week

Lunch menu

Events

This week

Polo field survives development threats

Across the river

Making hay the old way

Reunions

Area adult literacy sites

Around the block

Marching bands compete for best notes

Sanford pays visit to area to hear what public wants

Pope meets with dissident theologian Hans Kueng