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Players bring back 'Fiddler on the Roof'
The set and the story are the same, but almost everything else about the Augusta Players' production of Fiddler on the Roof is brand new.

Spooky! Exhibition looks at history of occult photography

Galleries calendar

Players bring back 'Fiddler on the Roof'
The set and the story are the same, but almost everything else about the Augusta Players' production of Fiddler on the Roof is brand new.

Group combines dance, music, visual expression

Group combines dance, music, visual expression
In the world of Lelavision, dance is musical, music is a concrete visual expression and all three are important aspects of the company's unique performance style.

Spooky! Exhibition looks at history of occult photography
NEW YORK - Ghostly, pale images of the dead hovering near those still living. Self-proclaimed mediums with streams of "ectoplasm" from the spirit world spewing from their mouths. Levitating tables.

Spooky! Exhibition looks at history of occult photography
NEW YORK - Ghostly, pale images of the dead hovering near those still living. Self-proclaimed mediums with streams of "ectoplasm" from the spirit world spewing from their mouths. Levitating tables.

Group combines dance, music, visual expression
In the world of Lelavision, dance is musical, music is a concrete visual expression and all three are important aspects of the company's unique performance style.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Players bring back 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Pirates squeak by Cubs, 3-2

Angels dominate Athletics, 7-1

Angels dominate Athletics, 7-1
OAKLAND, Calif. - Bartolo Colon made a final pitch for the AL Cy Young Award.

Pirates squeak by Cubs, 3-2
CHICAGO - The Cubs' disappointing season at Wrigley Field came to a close as rookie Nate McLouth homered for the third straight day to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over Chicago 3-2 Wednesday.

Pirates squeak by Cubs, 3-2
CHICAGO - The Cubs' disappointing season at Wrigley Field came to a close as rookie Nate McLouth homered for the third straight day to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over Chicago 3-2 Wednesday.

Angels dominate Athletics, 7-1
OAKLAND, Calif. - Bartolo Colon made a final pitch for the AL Cy Young Award.

City can march to own tune

Braves' regulars earned their rest
ATLANTA - The day after the Atlanta Braves clinched the most improbable division title of their 14-year run, the starting lineup looked nothing like it did during the dog days of the pennant race.

Rockies pound Braves

Rockies pound Braves
ATLANTA -- At least most of the starters got to rest. The day after the Atlanta Braves clinched a division title for the 14th consecutive season, the lineup card looked almost nothing like the slate that had won the division for the Braves.

Braves' regulars earned their rest
ATLANTA - The day after the Atlanta Braves clinched the most improbable division title of their 14-year run, the starting lineup looked nothing like it did during the dog days of the pennant race.

Cox faces tough roster decisions
ATLANTA - Don't try to tell Brian Jordan the Atlanta Braves' final series of the regular season is meaningless.

Braves' regulars earned their rest

Cox faces tough roster decisions

Rockies pound Braves
ATLANTA -- At least most of the starters got to rest. The day after the Atlanta Braves clinched a division title for the 14th consecutive season, the lineup card looked almost nothing like the slate that had won the division for the Braves.

Cox faces tough roster decisions
ATLANTA - Don't try to tell Brian Jordan the Atlanta Braves' final series of the regular season is meaningless.

Former Levi jeans factory is ready to go nuts

Former Levi jeans factory is ready to go nuts
VALDOSTA, Ga. - The loss of the Levi Strauss & Co. jeans plant several years ago is turning into a gain for the South Georgia Pecan Co.

Hotel's owners have changes in the works
The Partridge Inn is getting a multimillion-dollar face-lift, courtesy of new ownership.

Damage to oil rigs may top Katrina
DALLAS - Hurricane Rita might have caused more damage to rigs and platforms than any Gulf of Mexico storm - even its formidable predecessor Hurricane Katrina, oil and gas analysts said Wednesday.

Damage to oil rigs may top Katrina

Katrina job loss hits 279,000
WASHINGTON - The number of people out of work because of Hurricane Katrina has reached 279,000, and many more job losses are expected because of Hurricane Rita.

Damage to oil rigs may top Katrina
DALLAS - Hurricane Rita might have caused more damage to rigs and platforms than any Gulf of Mexico storm - even its formidable predecessor Hurricane Katrina, oil and gas analysts said Wednesday.

Hotel's owners have changes in the works
The Partridge Inn is getting a multimillion-dollar face-lift, courtesy of new ownership.

Good news on goods cancels out oil effect
NEW YORK - Wall Street ended a volatile session mixed Wednesday as investors welcomed new government data showing a reinvigorated industrial sector but wrestled with a jump in oil prices that briefly sent crude futures above $67 per barrel.

Investor optimism sends stocks higher
NEW YORK - Stocks rallied strongly Thursday as investors grew more confident about the prospects for the economy despite the impact of hurricanes Rita and Katrina.

Pfizer to close Augusta plant
Pfizer Inc. will close its Augusta pharmaceutical plant in early 2006, citing a failed attempt to sell the facility as an ongoing operation, company officials announced Thursday.

Katrina job loss hits 279,000

Good news on goods cancels out oil effect

Pfizer to close Augusta plant
Pfizer Inc. will close its Augusta pharmaceutical plant in early 2006, citing a failed attempt to sell the facility as an ongoing operation, company officials announced Thursday.

Retired pilots to fight for pensions
NEW YORK - Delta Air Lines Inc.'s retired pilots should be put ahead of other creditors as the bankrupt airline works out its debt problems, a lawyer for the retired pilots said Wednesday.

Pfizer to close Augusta plant

Former Levi jeans factory is ready to go nuts
VALDOSTA, Ga. - The loss of the Levi Strauss & Co. jeans plant several years ago is turning into a gain for the South Georgia Pecan Co.

Hotel's owners have changes in the works

Good news on goods cancels out oil effect
NEW YORK - Wall Street ended a volatile session mixed Wednesday as investors welcomed new government data showing a reinvigorated industrial sector but wrestled with a jump in oil prices that briefly sent crude futures above $67 per barrel.

Investor optimism sends stocks higher

Retired pilots to fight for pensions
NEW YORK - Delta Air Lines Inc.'s retired pilots should be put ahead of other creditors as the bankrupt airline works out its debt problems, a lawyer for the retired pilots said Wednesday.

Investor optimism sends stocks higher
NEW YORK - Stocks rallied strongly Thursday as investors grew more confident about the prospects for the economy despite the impact of hurricanes Rita and Katrina.

Katrina job loss hits 279,000
WASHINGTON - The number of people out of work because of Hurricane Katrina has reached 279,000, and many more job losses are expected because of Hurricane Rita.

Retired pilots to fight for pensions

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for September 30, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for September 29, 2005.

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Editorial cartoon for September 29, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for September 30, 2005.

Tigers games not for faint of heart
CLEMSON, S.C. - It's been a year of dizzying highs and devastating lows for Clemson - and the season's only four games old.

Tigers games not for faint of heart

Tigers games not for faint of heart
CLEMSON, S.C. - It's been a year of dizzying highs and devastating lows for Clemson - and the season's only four games old.

Alabama-Florida game has a championship look
ATLANTA - History gives Saturday's Florida-Alabama game a Southeastern Conference championship game look.

Alabama-Florida game has a championship look

Alabama-Florida game has a championship look
ATLANTA - History gives Saturday's Florida-Alabama game a Southeastern Conference championship game look.

Playing Katrina politics
There is extremism in both political parties. But since they've been voted out of power in Washington, Democrats have let extremists take control of their party and extremism to blind the party to reason.

GOP control in trouble
A grand jury indictment has a threshold somewhere just above sea level. And on Wednesday, the levee broke for Tom DeLay.

Aiken's Blue Ribbon

Wrong man, right point
During Katrina and its flooded aftermath, no one was in over his head more than Michael Brown.

Setting the record straight

Aiken's Blue Ribbon
Only 300 schools nationwide are named by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools, and Aiken Elementary School is one them.

Playing Katrina politics
There is extremism in both political parties. But since they've been voted out of power in Washington, Democrats have let extremists take control of their party and extremism to blind the party to reason.

Setting the record straight
When Lance Armstrong won his seventh straight grueling Tour de France race last July, it was rightfully trumpeted as one of the most remarkable achievements, not just in cycling, but in all of sports.

GOP control in trouble
A grand jury indictment has a threshold somewhere just above sea level. And on Wednesday, the levee broke for Tom DeLay.

Lynndie England got justice
One disappointed Iraqi citizen said Lynndie England's three-year sentence was "nothing compared to what she has done."

Wrong man, right point
During Katrina and its flooded aftermath, no one was in over his head more than Michael Brown.

Lynndie England got justice
One disappointed Iraqi citizen said Lynndie England's three-year sentence was "nothing compared to what she has done."

Wrong man, right point

Setting the record straight
When Lance Armstrong won his seventh straight grueling Tour de France race last July, it was rightfully trumpeted as one of the most remarkable achievements, not just in cycling, but in all of sports.

GOP control in trouble

Aiken's Blue Ribbon
Only 300 schools nationwide are named by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools, and Aiken Elementary School is one them.

Lynndie England got justice

Playing Katrina politics

Report: Jennifer Jason Leigh marries film director
NEW YORK - Jennifer Jason Leigh and director Noah Baumbach are married, People magazine reports.

Chef cooks up new Aiken restaurant
Less than three months after he left Bambu on Hickman, chef Philippe Chin is ready to serve exotic and adventurous dishes to diners. His new restaurant, Cuizine, opened Tuesday in the former site of Vino Veritas, 100 Laurens St. S.W. in Aiken.

What's For Lunch: Thai Jong
Thai Jong restaurant ADDRESS: 2810 Washington Road

The Liquid Life: Polo Tavern at Hotel Aiken
Polo Tavern at Hotel Aiken ADDRESS: 235 Richland Ave. W., Aiken

People in the News
NEW YORK - John Singleton will be honored with the fourth annual DaimlerChrysler "Behind the Lens" award.

Chef cooks up new Aiken restaurant
Less than three months after he left Bambu on Hickman, chef Philippe Chin is ready to serve exotic and adventurous dishes to diners. His new restaurant, Cuizine, opened Tuesday in the former site of Vino Veritas, 100 Laurens St. S.W. in Aiken.

People in the News
NEW YORK - John Singleton will be honored with the fourth annual DaimlerChrysler "Behind the Lens" award.

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Club calendar
Ready for a night out? Here are some highlights of entertainment scheduled for Augusta and Aiken area nightclubs:

Reports: Model Kate Moss checks into rehab clinic
LONDON - Two British newspapers reported Thursday that Kate Moss has checked into a rehabilitation clinic in Arizona.

Report: Jennifer Jason Leigh marries film director
NEW YORK - Jennifer Jason Leigh and director Noah Baumbach are married, People magazine reports.

Reports: Model Kate Moss checks into rehab clinic
LONDON - Two British newspapers reported Thursday that Kate Moss has checked into a rehabilitation clinic in Arizona.

Baby girl for Garner and Affleck?
NEW YORK - Are Ben and Jen expecting a girl?

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Baby girl for Garner and Affleck?
NEW YORK - Are Ben and Jen expecting a girl?

Club calendar
Ready for a night out? Here are some highlights of entertainment scheduled for Augusta and Aiken area nightclubs:

Spotted
Scott Maynard, Josh Klose, Kathleen Casey and Jimmy Bullock are regulars at Greenbrier games..

Spotted
Scott Maynard, Josh Klose, Kathleen Casey and Jimmy Bullock are regulars at Greenbrier games..

What's For Lunch: Thai Jong
Thai Jong restaurant ADDRESS: 2810 Washington Road

The Liquid Life: Polo Tavern at Hotel Aiken
Polo Tavern at Hotel Aiken ADDRESS: 235 Richland Ave. W., Aiken

Overdue credit card bills hit record high
WASHINGTON - Charge it! That familiar refrain is producing an unwanted response for more Americans: Your bill is overdue!

Law may not produce payoffs some creditors hoped

Law may not produce payoffs some creditors hoped
NEW YORK - The new bankruptcy law makes it harder for consumers to walk away from credit card debt and other loans they're having trouble paying.

Overdue credit card bills hit record high
WASHINGTON - Charge it! That familiar refrain is producing an unwanted response for more Americans: Your bill is overdue!

Law requires bankruptcy filers to seek credit counseling

Law requires bankruptcy filers to seek credit counseling
NEW YORK - Separated from her husband and struggling to buy food and other necessities for herself and two daughters, Bridget Glover watched in horror as her credit card bills mounted. She thought filing for bankruptcy would be the only way out.

Overdue credit card bills hit record high

Law requires bankruptcy filers to seek credit counseling
NEW YORK - Separated from her husband and struggling to buy food and other necessities for herself and two daughters, Bridget Glover watched in horror as her credit card bills mounted. She thought filing for bankruptcy would be the only way out.

Law may not produce payoffs some creditors hoped
NEW YORK - The new bankruptcy law makes it harder for consumers to walk away from credit card debt and other loans they're having trouble paying.

Fishing Tournaments

Hybrids are schooling again
Augusta's Albert Moody and a fishing buddy celebrated the opening of the hybrid schooling season early Thursday on Strom Thurmond Lake.

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Hybrids are schooling again
Augusta's Albert Moody and a fishing buddy celebrated the opening of the hybrid schooling season early Thursday on Strom Thurmond Lake.

Hybrids are schooling again

Fishing Tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928.

Ornamental peppers perfect for fall
Much of the country is entering its second planting season, bringing many choices to liven up tired landscapes. There are mums and marigolds, salvias of all sorts, late-season zinnias and one of my favorites, the ornamental pepper.

Clematis can be spectacular in fall
Say "clematis" and most people think of wiry vines drenched in blossoms early in the season. But you could also conjure up this flowery image for late summer and fall.

Nematodes wreak havoc on gardens
There is a silent killer (or at least "stunter") in the landscape. Do you ever see certain plants that have poor growth? Uneven stands? Chlorosis and yellowing foliage? Wilting? If so, you might have nematodes.

Ornamental peppers perfect for fall
Much of the country is entering its second planting season, bringing many choices to liven up tired landscapes. There are mums and marigolds, salvias of all sorts, late-season zinnias and one of my favorites, the ornamental pepper.

Nematodes wreak havoc on gardens

Clematis can be spectacular in fall
Say "clematis" and most people think of wiry vines drenched in blossoms early in the season. But you could also conjure up this flowery image for late summer and fall.

Clematis can be spectacular in fall

Nematodes wreak havoc on gardens
There is a silent killer (or at least "stunter") in the landscape. Do you ever see certain plants that have poor growth? Uneven stands? Chlorosis and yellowing foliage? Wilting? If so, you might have nematodes.

Ornamental peppers perfect for fall

Warren finally turns around poor play
GREENSBORO, N.C. - There was nothing in Charles Warren's recent performance to suggest this was coming.

Sponsor to help Lady Jags event
Augusta State University women's golf coach Trelle McCombs called Wednesday afternoon a huge step forward.

Sponsor to help Lady Jags event

Sponsor to help Lady Jags event
Augusta State University women's golf coach Trelle McCombs called Wednesday afternoon a huge step forward.

Warren finally turns around poor play

Warren finally turns around poor play
GREENSBORO, N.C. - There was nothing in Charles Warren's recent performance to suggest this was coming.

Key matchups

Coaches Confidential

On the radio

Prep football poll

Area teams get marks at midseason

Lincoln County's coming around

Friday's schedule

Player of the week

Coaches Confidential
Question 1: Which area county pays its coaches the best?

Area teams get marks at midseason
It's halftime. If entire football seasons are seen as a game, the first half is over. Area teams have played over 120 games through the first six weeks of the season.

On the radio
- 7 p.m.-David Emmanuel at Thomas Jefferson Academy (WPEH-FM 92.1)

Key matchups
HARLEM (3-3) AT AT GLENN HILLS (4-2) LAST WEEK: Thomson defeated Harlem 46-7; Cross Creek defeated Glenn Hills 21-9

Area teams get marks at midseason
It's halftime. If entire football seasons are seen as a game, the first half is over. Area teams have played over 120 games through the first six weeks of the season.

Prep football 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.

Player of the week
Here is this week's Player of the Week:

On the radio
- 7 p.m.-David Emmanuel at Thomas Jefferson Academy (WPEH-FM 92.1)

Prep football 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.

Friday's schedule
Schedule for Firday's Georgia and South Carolina prep football teams.

Coaches Confidential
Question 1: Which area county pays its coaches the best?

Lincoln County's coming around
This week will be a different chapter in the Aquinas and Lincoln County football series.

Player of the week
Here is this week's Player of the Week:

Lincoln County's coming around
This week will be a different chapter in the Aquinas and Lincoln County football series.

Friday's schedule
Schedule for Firday's Georgia and South Carolina prep football teams.

Key matchups
HARLEM (3-3) AT AT GLENN HILLS (4-2) LAST WEEK: Thomson defeated Harlem 46-7; Cross Creek defeated Glenn Hills 21-9

Team signs letter of intent to negotiate sale

Team signs letter of intent to negotiate sale
ST. LOUIS - The owners of the St. Louis Blues signed a letter of intent to negotiate a sale with a group headed by the former chief executive officer of Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

Team signs letter of intent to negotiate sale
ST. LOUIS - The owners of the St. Louis Blues signed a letter of intent to negotiate a sale with a group headed by the former chief executive officer of Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

City can march to own tune
Augusta State University will mark Georgia Archives Week with a Tuesday tribute to J. Louis Sayre.

City can march to own tune
Augusta State University will mark Georgia Archives Week with a Tuesday tribute to J. Louis Sayre.

Let kids decide about evolution
The subject of evolution and intelligent design (or creationism), and its place in our schools, continues to be debated. Here are my thoughts:Terri Exum, Martinez

'Coach' is ready to tackle politics
This is on behalf of Calvin "Coach" Holland Sr., candidate for Augusta Commission District 5.Leroy O. Rogers, Augusta

Evidence proves creationism

Later school starts can save energy
It's nice to see that Gov. Sonny Perdue is starting to care about how much schools spend on energy costs. Stephanie Wilson, Evans

Evidence proves creationism
Regarding Victor Reilly's Sept. 12 letter, "Evolution simply is more plausible": He states that believing in an intelligent being - God - is a matter of faith.Joe Rich, Evans

Later school starts can save energy
It's nice to see that Gov. Sonny Perdue is starting to care about how much schools spend on energy costs. Stephanie Wilson, Evans

First communism - now terrorism

Respect life by rejecting abortion
When it comes down to the reality of respect for life and living beings, it is not the Americans who are pro-life. The Rev. Michael Lubinsky, Augusta

Respect life by rejecting abortion
When it comes down to the reality of respect for life and living beings, it is not the Americans who are pro-life. The Rev. Michael Lubinsky, Augusta

Let kids decide about evolution

'Coach' is ready to tackle politics
This is on behalf of Calvin "Coach" Holland Sr., candidate for Augusta Commission District 5.Leroy O. Rogers, Augusta

Later school starts can save energy

First communism - now terrorism
Ronald Reagan said in 1964, "We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it has been said if we lose that war, and in doing so lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. ... "Mike Fulford, Evans

First communism - now terrorism
Ronald Reagan said in 1964, "We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it has been said if we lose that war, and in doing so lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. ... "Mike Fulford, Evans

'Coach' is ready to tackle politics

Respect life by rejecting abortion

Let kids decide about evolution
The subject of evolution and intelligent design (or creationism), and its place in our schools, continues to be debated. Here are my thoughts:Terri Exum, Martinez

Evidence proves creationism
Regarding Victor Reilly's Sept. 12 letter, "Evolution simply is more plausible": He states that believing in an intelligent being - God - is a matter of faith.Joe Rich, Evans

$10 bill gets orange, yellow and red makeover

Government creates food pyramid for kids

May-December pairs make good dates

Automotive briefs

Design of $100 laptop for the world's children unveiled

Nissan adds subcompact to its lineup

Living briefs

Robotic vehicles battle for spot in $2 million race

WRX sedan balances power, civility

GM shows off new SUVs

GM shows off new SUVs
General Motors Corp. previewed its new full-size sport utility vehicle lineup last week. Some details:

Automotive briefs
- Mazda said it has halted the sale and production of the 2006 Mazda5 crossover vehicle because a potential heat buildup in the exhaust system could lead to a fire. The Mazda5 seats six but is smaller than a typical minivan. Three fires reportedl;y appeared to have started around the left rear bumper.

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

$10 bill gets orange, yellow and red makeover
WASHINGTON - Hooray for the red, yellow and orange! Those are the colors featured on the newly redesigned $10 bill, the third currency denomination to add splashes of color to the traditional green of U.S. currency.

Robotic vehicles battle for spot in $2 million race
FONTANA, Calif. - It's the ultimate robot reality show: 43 contestants battling for a spot in a government-sponsored desert race intended to speed development of unmanned military combat vehicles.

Design of $100 laptop for the world's children unveiled
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The $100 laptop computers that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers want to get into the hands of the world's children would be durable, flexible and self-reliant.

Automotive briefs
- Mazda said it has halted the sale and production of the 2006 Mazda5 crossover vehicle because a potential heat buildup in the exhaust system could lead to a fire. The Mazda5 seats six but is smaller than a typical minivan. Three fires reportedl;y appeared to have started around the left rear bumper.

Design of $100 laptop for the world's children unveiled
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The $100 laptop computers that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers want to get into the hands of the world's children would be durable, flexible and self-reliant.

Robotic vehicles battle for spot in $2 million race
FONTANA, Calif. - It's the ultimate robot reality show: 43 contestants battling for a spot in a government-sponsored desert race intended to speed development of unmanned military combat vehicles.

$10 bill gets orange, yellow and red makeover
WASHINGTON - Hooray for the red, yellow and orange! Those are the colors featured on the newly redesigned $10 bill, the third currency denomination to add splashes of color to the traditional green of U.S. currency.

Nissan adds subcompact to its lineup
DETROIT - Nissan Motor Co. is adding a subcompact to its lineup, a little car that could get lots of attention if gas prices continue to rise.

Government creates food pyramid for kids
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - In a new Food Pyramid for kids, the government hopes to teach children to eat right with a spaceship computer game, lesson plans, worksheets and tips for families.

Nissan adds subcompact to its lineup
DETROIT - Nissan Motor Co. is adding a subcompact to its lineup, a little car that could get lots of attention if gas prices continue to rise.

GM shows off new SUVs
General Motors Corp. previewed its new full-size sport utility vehicle lineup last week. Some details:

WRX sedan balances power, civility
All-wheel drive is popular on sport utility vehicles and trucks, and it has been surfacing as a feature to improve traction and handling of luxury cars.

WRX sedan balances power, civility
All-wheel drive is popular on sport utility vehicles and trucks, and it has been surfacing as a feature to improve traction and handling of luxury cars.

May-December pairs make good dates
NEW YORK - May and December married in autumn.

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

May-December pairs make good dates
NEW YORK - May and December married in autumn.

Government creates food pyramid for kids
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - In a new Food Pyramid for kids, the government hopes to teach children to eat right with a spaceship computer game, lesson plans, worksheets and tips for families.

Richmond Academy wins state honor

Flu shot clinics begin for those at high risk
Starting next week in Georgia, health departments will begin offering flu shots to those at greatest risk from influenza, with South Carolina following suit later in the month. Georgia is putting a particular emphasis on protecting young children, the state's public health chief said.

Grant could save piece of past
Given a solid nudge, the wide doors of the Reynolds Street train depot still creak open, letting sunshine stream in.

Plan in works to help more finish college

Center offers skills classes
Suzanna Mitchell no longer has to pester her son or her niece for computer help.

Barton's Pond coming back to Aiken
AIKEN - An upcoming restoration project in Hitchcock Woods will stem erosion along the Sand River and revive a historic feature of the city landmark.

4-H camp gives shelter from storm

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Man denies peeping into dressing rooms
ATHENS, Ga. - A Statham man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he drilled holes in the walls of two department stores' changing rooms in order to peep on fellow customers as they changed clothes.

Views on SPLOST report mixed
A status report on $153.6 million in unspent money from the first four phases of Augusta's special purpose sales tax programs is out, to mixed reviews.

Across Georgia
SNELLVILLE - In an race decided by only 27 votes, Melvin Everson won a runoff to become the first black Republican since Reconstruction to win a contested election for the Georgia Legislature.

Woman accused of defrauding Red Cross
AIKEN - Police are looking for a woman accused of scamming the Aiken chapter of the American Red Cross by claiming to be a victim of Hurricane Katrina.

Group helps storm's animal victims
KINGSLAND, Ga. - To some, they are the forgotten victims of Hurricane Katrina: Stray pets wandering the streets in towns in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi devastated by the storm, animals brought to shelters by their owners whose homes were destroyed, hoping their pets are adopted before they are euthanized.

Lawyers want charge dropped

Across the area
A Columbia County grand jury upgraded charges against a Martinez man accused of running over a bicyclist who later died, according to court documents released Thursday.

Thieves take jewelry from store vendors

Kid of the Day
Imani Drake is today's Kid of the Day.

Friends of Mansion takes funds but isn't registered

Walker's sentencing date changed
BACKGROUND: Charles Walker, a former state senator and the man once considered a viable candidate for the 2006 governor's race, was convicted June 3 of 127 criminal counts of conspiracy and mail fraud in his dealings with his newspaper's advertisers, two public hospitals, campaign contributors and the CSRA Classic charity event.

Grant could save piece of past

Woman accused of defrauding Red Cross
AIKEN - Police are looking for a woman accused of scamming the Aiken chapter of the American Red Cross by claiming to be a victim of Hurricane Katrina.

Across South Carolina

Columbia County objects to SAT score comparison
Columbia County Schools Superintendent Tommy Price doesn't like comparing the SAT scores of his system to Richmond County's.

Grant will help boost disaster response

Richmond Academy wins state honor
For the second year, Richmond County officials are touting SAT accolades and Governor's Cup honors for one of its schools.

Man denies peeping into dressing rooms

Gas tax break ending tonight
ATLANTA - With the statewide moratorium on gas taxes expiring at midnight, state officials and convenience stores are scrambling to figure out how to start charging the taxes again without sparking new fears of price gouging.

Bill to focus on sex crimes

Counties expect to pay part of police assistance

Walker's sentencing date changed

Kid of the Day
Justin Stonehill is today's Kid of the Day.

Correction

Across South Carolina
GREENWOOD - A dog checking for drugs instead found a bomb inside a student's pickup at a Greenwood School District 50 career center, authorities say.

Martinez man gets 20 years in killing
A 19-year-old Martinez man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for killing his sister's boyfriend.

Bill to focus on sex crimes
ATLANTA - House Majority Leader Jerry Keen has a message for sex offenders: Go somewhere else.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Correction
- An article in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly stated where the Moscow Ballet is based. The ballet is based in Moscow, Russia.

News you can use

Thieves take jewelry from store vendors
Three men broke into a sport utility vehicle and overpowered a jewelry vendor Wednesday morning, making off with at least $800,000 in jewelry, Richmond County sheriff's deputies said.

Kid of the Day

Correction
- An article in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly stated where the Moscow Ballet is based. The ballet is based in Moscow, Russia.

Across Georgia

Kid of the Day
Imani Drake is today's Kid of the Day.

Gas tax break ending tonight

Counties expect to pay part of police assistance
Although officials say state and local governments will reimburse certain costs involved with sending deputies from Columbia and Richmond counties to Mississippi, both counties initially will have to fork out some money for labor costs.

Across the area

Festival rules change
BURNETTOWN - The annual Horse Creek/Midland Valley Sassafras Festival kicks off tonight in Burnettown, where it's being held for the 11th year in a row despite complaints from some residents and business owners.

Views on SPLOST report mixed

Across South Carolina
NAPA, CALIF. - A 26-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on murder charges in the stabbing deaths of a former South Carolina beauty queen and her roommate nearly a year ago, police said.

Group helps storm's animal victims

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a 16-year-old in a Tuesday night armed robbery.

Center offers skills classes

Airport parking may get self-serve option
Augusta Regional Airport officials are trying to cash in on the popularity of credit cards.

News you can use

Man, wife fight ALS with walk for cash
Tom Davis dreamed the other night of playing Augusta National Golf Club. Another night, he dreamed he was back in his plane, flying. These days, those dreams are as close as he can get to the things he used to enjoy.

Festival rules change

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

Across South Carolina

Man, wife fight ALS with walk for cash

Kid of the Day

Airport parking may get self-serve option

Martinez man gets 20 years in killing

Rants and Raves
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Grant could save piece of past
Given a solid nudge, the wide doors of the Reynolds Street train depot still creak open, letting sunshine stream in.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - An Athens firearms dealer has asked a federal court to prevent the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from revoking the dealer's license to sell guns.

Thieves take jewelry from store vendors
Three men broke into a sport utility vehicle and overpowered a jewelry vendor Wednesday morning, making off with at least $800,000 in jewelry, Richmond County sheriff's deputies said.

Rants and Raves
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Grant will help boost disaster response
A $4.5 million federal grant to Medical College of Georgia could turn 24,000 front-line providers in Georgia into a disaster response force.

Across the area

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a 16-year-old in a Tuesday night armed robbery.

Barton's Pond coming back to Aiken

Gas tax break ending tonight
ATLANTA - With the statewide moratorium on gas taxes expiring at midnight, state officials and convenience stores are scrambling to figure out how to start charging the taxes again without sparking new fears of price gouging.

Flu shot clinics begin for those at high risk

Richmond Academy wins state honor
For the second year, Richmond County officials are touting SAT accolades and Governor's Cup honors for one of its schools.

Across Georgia

Columbia County objects to SAT score comparison
Columbia County Schools Superintendent Tommy Price doesn't like comparing the SAT scores of his system to Richmond County's.

Columbia County objects to SAT score comparison

Center offers skills classes
Suzanna Mitchell no longer has to pester her son or her niece for computer help.

Woman accused of defrauding Red Cross

Man, wife fight ALS with walk for cash
Tom Davis dreamed the other night of playing Augusta National Golf Club. Another night, he dreamed he was back in his plane, flying. These days, those dreams are as close as he can get to the things he used to enjoy.

News you can use
Events scheduled for today include:

Airport parking may get self-serve option
Augusta Regional Airport officials are trying to cash in on the popularity of credit cards.

Walker's sentencing date changed
BACKGROUND: Charles Walker, a former state senator and the man once considered a viable candidate for the 2006 governor's race, was convicted June 3 of 127 criminal counts of conspiracy and mail fraud in his dealings with his newspaper's advertisers, two public hospitals, campaign contributors and the CSRA Classic charity event.

Across Georgia
ATHENS - An Athens firearms dealer has asked a federal court to prevent the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from revoking the dealer's license to sell guns.

Lawyers want charge dropped
Attorneys for Barton Corbin have asked a Richmond County Superior Court judge to throw out the indictment against him in the 1990 death of Dolly Hearn.

Across South Carolina
GREENWOOD - A dog checking for drugs instead found a bomb inside a student's pickup at a Greenwood School District 50 career center, authorities say.

Friends of Mansion takes funds but isn't registered
ATLANTA - An organization raising money to preserve furnishings in the Governor's Mansion isn't registered with the secretary of state's office, despite having collected tens of thousands of dollars.

4-H camp gives shelter from storm
EATONTON, Ga. - The Rock Eagle 4-H Camp's guests usually include businessmen, churchgoers and students. For most of September, though, the Putnam County camp played host to visitors of a different sort - evacuees from New Orleans.

Plan in works to help more finish college
Augusta State University is in the midst of developing and implementing a plan to increase student retention by "meeting students where they stand."

Group helps storm's animal victims
KINGSLAND, Ga. - To some, they are the forgotten victims of Hurricane Katrina: Stray pets wandering the streets in towns in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi devastated by the storm, animals brought to shelters by their owners whose homes were destroyed, hoping their pets are adopted before they are euthanized.

Across Georgia
SNELLVILLE - In an race decided by only 27 votes, Melvin Everson won a runoff to become the first black Republican since Reconstruction to win a contested election for the Georgia Legislature.

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

Across South Carolina
NAPA, CALIF. - A 26-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on murder charges in the stabbing deaths of a former South Carolina beauty queen and her roommate nearly a year ago, police said.

Flu shot clinics begin for those at high risk
Starting next week in Georgia, health departments will begin offering flu shots to those at greatest risk from influenza, with South Carolina following suit later in the month. Georgia is putting a particular emphasis on protecting young children, the state's public health chief said.

Man denies peeping into dressing rooms
ATHENS, Ga. - A Statham man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he drilled holes in the walls of two department stores' changing rooms in order to peep on fellow customers as they changed clothes.

Counties expect to pay part of police assistance
Although officials say state and local governments will reimburse certain costs involved with sending deputies from Columbia and Richmond counties to Mississippi, both counties initially will have to fork out some money for labor costs.

Plan in works to help more finish college
Augusta State University is in the midst of developing and implementing a plan to increase student retention by "meeting students where they stand."

Martinez man gets 20 years in killing
A 19-year-old Martinez man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for killing his sister's boyfriend.

Lawyers want charge dropped
Attorneys for Barton Corbin have asked a Richmond County Superior Court judge to throw out the indictment against him in the 1990 death of Dolly Hearn.

Festival rules change
BURNETTOWN - The annual Horse Creek/Midland Valley Sassafras Festival kicks off tonight in Burnettown, where it's being held for the 11th year in a row despite complaints from some residents and business owners.

Grant will help boost disaster response
A $4.5 million federal grant to Medical College of Georgia could turn 24,000 front-line providers in Georgia into a disaster response force.

Across the area
A Columbia County grand jury upgraded charges against a Martinez man accused of running over a bicyclist who later died, according to court documents released Thursday.

Friends of Mansion takes funds but isn't registered
ATLANTA - An organization raising money to preserve furnishings in the Governor's Mansion isn't registered with the secretary of state's office, despite having collected tens of thousands of dollars.

Kid of the Day
Justin Stonehill is today's Kid of the Day.

Bill to focus on sex crimes
ATLANTA - House Majority Leader Jerry Keen has a message for sex offenders: Go somewhere else.

Barton's Pond coming back to Aiken
AIKEN - An upcoming restoration project in Hitchcock Woods will stem erosion along the Sand River and revive a historic feature of the city landmark.

News you can use
Events scheduled for today include:

Views on SPLOST report mixed
A status report on $153.6 million in unspent money from the first four phases of Augusta's special purpose sales tax programs is out, to mixed reviews.

4-H camp gives shelter from storm
EATONTON, Ga. - The Rock Eagle 4-H Camp's guests usually include businessmen, churchgoers and students. For most of September, though, the Putnam County camp played host to visitors of a different sort - evacuees from New Orleans.

Documentary helps make 'Lords of Dogtown' into a rerun

New on DVD
THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, BAD TIMING (criterion, $39.95, $29.95 for Bad Timing): Two disturbing, insightful films from cult director Nicholas Roeg arrive.

Documentary helps make 'Lords of Dogtown' into a rerun
A companion piece to Stacy Peralta's stunning 2001 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, Lords of Dogtown attempts to expand on the mythology surrounding the early years of the Southern California skate culture. Instead, it wipes out under the weight of its good intentions.

Script written by Tupac heads to movie set

New on DVD

Filmmakers peek into the future, faraway galaxies

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.

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.

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

Films for the fall
Autumn is a time of transition. Children make the shift from summer's sweet liberty to the structure of school, the weather moves - it is hoped - from sweltering to soft and cool, and, in Hollywood, movies leave big and loud behind in favor of smaller and theoretically smarter fare.

Mini reviews

New on DVD
THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, BAD TIMING (criterion, $39.95, $29.95 for Bad Timing): Two disturbing, insightful films from cult director Nicholas Roeg arrive.

Films for the fall

Documentary helps make 'Lords of Dogtown' into a rerun
A companion piece to Stacy Peralta's stunning 2001 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, Lords of Dogtown attempts to expand on the mythology surrounding the early years of the Southern California skate culture. Instead, it wipes out under the weight of its good intentions.

Filmmakers peek into the future, faraway galaxies
Today, Serenity, a film adaptation of the failed television series Firefly, opens in theaters.

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

Films for the fall
Autumn is a time of transition. Children make the shift from summer's sweet liberty to the structure of school, the weather moves - it is hoped - from sweltering to soft and cool, and, in Hollywood, movies leave big and loud behind in favor of smaller and theoretically smarter fare.

Filmmakers peek into the future, faraway galaxies
Today, Serenity, a film adaptation of the failed television series Firefly, opens in theaters.

Concert calendar

Sonic Spotlight: Scott Corliss

Sonic Spotlight: Scott Corliss
AGE: 44 HOMETOWNS: Portland, Ore., Lawrenceville, Ga. and Baltimore; moved to Augusta in 1999.

Music Hates You loves when fans participate, get angry
There's a lot of love for Music Hates You.

Concert calendar
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club WHERE: The Loft at Earthlink Live, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta

Sheryl Crow finally comes of age with her new album
Having satiated her need for pop pastiche and crunchy rock anthems, Sheryl Crow has relaxed, reflected and produced the most mature work of her career.

Concert calendar
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club WHERE: The Loft at Earthlink Live, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta

Sheryl Crow finally comes of age with her new album
Having satiated her need for pop pastiche and crunchy rock anthems, Sheryl Crow has relaxed, reflected and produced the most mature work of her career.

Sheryl Crow finally comes of age with her new album

Sonic Spotlight: Scott Corliss
AGE: 44 HOMETOWNS: Portland, Ore., Lawrenceville, Ga. and Baltimore; moved to Augusta in 1999.

Music Hates You loves when fans participate, get angry

Music Hates You loves when fans participate, get angry
There's a lot of love for Music Hates You.

Racing Newsmaker: Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson's victory last Sunday propelled him five spots in the Chase for the Championship standings and into the lead heading into the UAW-Ford 500 at the Talladega Speedway.

To impound or not?

Setup of winning car was noticed
NASCAR apparently was listening to the chatter between several drivers and their crews Sunday at Dover, Del.

To impound or not?
Glenn Darrow was sitting in a lawn chair an hour before Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway, but his mind was 800 miles away.

Setup of winning car was noticed

Setup of winning car was noticed
NASCAR apparently was listening to the chatter between several drivers and their crews Sunday at Dover, Del.

To impound or not?
Glenn Darrow was sitting in a lawn chair an hour before Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway, but his mind was 800 miles away.

Racing Newsmaker: Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson's victory last Sunday propelled him five spots in the Chase for the Championship standings and into the lead heading into the UAW-Ford 500 at the Talladega Speedway.

Racing Newsmaker: Jimmie Johnson

Blatche to miss camp after shooting
WASHINGTON - Washington Wizards rookie Andray Blatche will miss training camp while he recovers from gunshot wounds from an attempted carjacking.

Wizards' coach speaks of 'pitfalls' after season
WASHINGTON - After all those years of striving for relevance, the Washington Wizards face a new kind of challenge.

Wizards' coach speaks of 'pitfalls' after season
WASHINGTON - After all those years of striving for relevance, the Washington Wizards face a new kind of challenge.

Blatche to miss camp after shooting

Blatche to miss camp after shooting
WASHINGTON - Washington Wizards rookie Andray Blatche will miss training camp while he recovers from gunshot wounds from an attempted carjacking.

Wizards' coach speaks of 'pitfalls' after season

Falcons rookie is restless

Peppers still looking for first sack

Smith ready for limelight after big game

Rookies making an early impact

There's no way to slow Williamson

Lt. Col. Thomas Webb    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Alewine    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Terry Holley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul E. Weathersbee    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Walker    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Wayne H. Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lt. Col. Thomas Webb    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lexie N. Pope    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy F. Smith    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Azilee S. Collins    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Jeffrey Rogers    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Rhodes    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Dolores Wood    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Norman Dodd    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila Raskin Nadel    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia O. Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore R. Peterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carrie Terry Holley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Gloria Minnefield    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Minnefield    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond E. Head, Jr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Matthews McCain    (AUSTELL, Ga.)

Mr. Rich Bennett    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. J. Marvin Hawes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Paul E. Weathersbee    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan Marine    (AIKEN, S.C.)

SFC Francis Zimmerman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Ruby Mae Harris    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine C. Zervos    (PALMS, S.C.)

Mrs. Florie Mae Bellmon    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert A. Watkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Luvenia Kettles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred S. Frazier    (SHREVEPORT, La.)

Ms. Joann Johnson    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Castleberry    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carrie Bell Mells    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Irby Usry    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Wright    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Clara A. Horton    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Walker    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Benjamin R. Hixon    (BRUNSWICK, Ga.)

Mrs. Dianne Neal Rogers    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Brice Alan Fulford    (WILLIAMSTON, N.C.)

Mr. Walter R. Martin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Leon A. Frost    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Ms. Daphne D. Jenkins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred S. Frazier    (SHREVEPORT, La.)

Mr. Stanley L. Dixon    (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Eaddy    (KINGSTREE, S.C.)

Mrs. Catherine C. Zervos    (PALMS, S.C.)

Melina Renee Arrington    (SCOTTSVILLE, VA)

Mr. Jeffrey Rogers    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ray Walker    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Robert (Me-Me) Avery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Almon Young    (ORLANDO, Fla.)

Mr. Robert (Me-Me) Avery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Alewine    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Almon Young    (ORLANDO, Fla.)

SFC Francis Zimmerman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

SFC Francis Zimmerman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Wright    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Lorraine Nagy    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gloria Minnefield    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Walker    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Mereday, Sr.    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Darwin Sweat, Sr.    (DETROIT, Mich.)

Mrs. Dianne Neal Rogers    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lexie N. Pope    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Luvenia Kettles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Raymond E. Head, Jr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan Marine    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Merriweather    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Melina Renee Arrington    (SCOTTSVILLE, VA)

Mr. Walter R. Martin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Eaddy    (KINGSTREE, S.C.)

Ms. Daphne D. Jenkins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred S. Frazier    (SHREVEPORT, La.)

Mr. Stewart L. Hawkins    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Leon A. Frost    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley L. Dixon    (GIRARD, Ga.)

Brice Alan Fulford    (WILLIAMSTON, N.C.)

Mrs. Azilee S. Collins    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Benjamin R. Hixon    (BRUNSWICK, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Carter    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara A. Horton    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Rich Bennett    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Irby Usry    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

SFC Francis Zimmerman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Joann Johnson    (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Dolores Wood    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Luvenia Kettles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Darwin Sweat, Sr.    (DETROIT, Mich.)

Mrs. Florie Mae Bellmon    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. John Norman Dodd    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Ms. Ruby Mae Harris    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorraine Nagy    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan Marine    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Merriweather    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. J. Marvin Hawes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan Marine    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Matthews McCain    (AUSTELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Luvenia Kettles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy F. Smith    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Stewart L. Hawkins    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Minnefield    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred S. Frazier    (SHREVEPORT, La.)

Mrs. Lorraine Nagy    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne H. Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore R. Peterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Castleberry    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila Raskin Nadel    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia O. Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy Rhodes    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Lorraine Nagy    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan Marine (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Almon Young (ORLANDO, Fla.)

Brice Alan Fulford (WILLIAMSTON, N.C.)

Mrs. Dianne Neal Rogers (THOMSON, Ga.)

SFC Francis Zimmerman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Catherine C. Zervos (PALMS, S.C.)

Mr. Luther Wright (JACKSON, S.C.)

Ms. Ruby Mae Harris (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Walter R. Martin (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Gloria Minnefield (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Darwin Sweat, Sr. (DETROIT, Mich.)

Mrs. Lila Raskin Nadel (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert A. Watkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Bell Mells (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Leon A. Frost (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Carter (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stewart L. Hawkins (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lexie N. Pope (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Samuel Merriweather (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Irby Usry (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia O. Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorraine Nagy (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Dolores Wood (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey Rogers (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Castleberry (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Norman Dodd (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne H. Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Alewine (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Daphne D. Jenkins (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnnie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matthews McCain (AUSTELL, Ga.)

SFC Francis Zimmerman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Robert (Me-Me) Avery (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Mereday, Sr. (TRENTON, S.C.)

Melina Renee Arrington (SCOTTSVILLE, VA)

Mrs. Luvenia Kettles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J. Marvin Hawes (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond E. Head, Jr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara A. Horton (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Terry Holley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Florie Mae Bellmon (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Rich Bennett (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Walker (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Azilee S. Collins (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Theodore R. Peterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Joann Johnson (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin R. Hixon (BRUNSWICK, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Minnefield (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred S. Frazier (SHREVEPORT, La.)

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

Mrs. Ruby Eaddy (KINGSTREE, S.C.)

Mr. Paul E. Weathersbee (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorraine Nagy (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Lt. Col. Thomas Webb (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred S. Frazier (SHREVEPORT, La.)

Mrs. Luvenia Kettles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan Marine (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Stanley L. Dixon (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Walker (BATH, S.C.)

Area Announcements

Overtime

Semifinalists set to go for the Gold

Millarville pulls out all the stops

Overtime

Bowling league strikes chord with youth

Bowling league strikes chord with youth
A surprising change has occurred in the Young American Bowlers Alliance in the Augusta area.

Millarville pulls out all the stops
AIKEN - The difference in play was simple for Millarville's Eduardo Novillo Astrada.

Area Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Overtime
Nadia Petrova defeated Kveta Peschke, of the Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the Fortis Championships in Luxembourg.

Overtime
Nadia Petrova defeated Kveta Peschke, of the Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the Fortis Championships in Luxembourg.

Semifinalists set to go for the Gold
AIKEN - Four teams remain alive in the chase for the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup, but only two will remain in contention after today's semifinal games.

Semifinalists set to go for the Gold
AIKEN - Four teams remain alive in the chase for the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup, but only two will remain in contention after today's semifinal games.

Millarville pulls out all the stops
AIKEN - The difference in play was simple for Millarville's Eduardo Novillo Astrada.

Overtime
Augusta's Laura Coble led the Georgia team to victory in the Women's USGA State Championship while Aiken's Alex Hamilton helped South Carolina finish second in the men's division.

Overtime
Augusta's Laura Coble led the Georgia team to victory in the Women's USGA State Championship while Aiken's Alex Hamilton helped South Carolina finish second in the men's division.

Area Announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number.

Bowling league strikes chord with youth
A surprising change has occurred in the Young American Bowlers Alliance in the Augusta area.

Falcons rookie is restless
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Only three games into the season, Michael Jenkins has yet to pull Roddy White aside and tell his rookie teammate to relax.

Peppers still looking for first sack
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Julius Peppers' teammates predicted this would be the season he'd challenge the NFL's sacks record. If he's going to do it, Peppers better get moving.

There's no way to slow Williamson
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice has been trying to take it slow with wide receiver Troy Williamson, the former Silver Bluff and South Carolina star.

Rookies making an early impact
Ronnie Brown and Carnell "Cadillac" Williams are helping to prove a fantasy football warning wrong. They're showing that rookies can make a difference.

Falcons rookie is restless
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Only three games into the season, Michael Jenkins has yet to pull Roddy White aside and tell his rookie teammate to relax.

There's no way to slow Williamson
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice has been trying to take it slow with wide receiver Troy Williamson, the former Silver Bluff and South Carolina star.

Smith ready for limelight after big game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Coming off the best game of his career, Carolina's Steve Smith is ready to establish himself among the NFL's elite receivers.

Rookies making an early impact
Ronnie Brown and Carnell "Cadillac" Williams are helping to prove a fantasy football warning wrong. They're showing that rookies can make a difference.

Peppers still looking for first sack
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Julius Peppers' teammates predicted this would be the season he'd challenge the NFL's sacks record. If he's going to do it, Peppers better get moving.

Smith ready for limelight after big game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Coming off the best game of his career, Carolina's Steve Smith is ready to establish himself among the NFL's elite receivers.

Soundtrack's stars promise Reel good time at Minifest

Soundtrack's stars promise Reel good time at Minifest
How would you like to sit in a darkened movie theater waiting to hear your voice on the screen but not knowing exactly what part of the movie it's going to be?

Soundtrack's stars promise Reel good time at Minifest
How would you like to sit in a darkened movie theater waiting to hear your voice on the screen but not knowing exactly what part of the movie it's going to be?

ASU library plans tribute to organist
Reese Library at Augusta State University will honor one of the city's early-20th century musicians, J. Louis Sayre, with a tribute at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on the library's second floor

Benefit will help soup kitchen expansion
The line begins forming well before 11 a.m. With space for about 40 people, the dining room in the Masters Table Soup Kitchen fills quickly.

Library events
BOARD MEETING: The Augusta-Richmond County Library Board will meet at the Main Library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17.

Across the river
WATERCOLOR TRAVELING EXHIBIT: 3:30-5:30 p.m. today; Barnwell County Museum, Hagood and Marlboro avenues, Barnwell, S.C.; 259-1916

Across the river
WATERCOLOR TRAVELING EXHIBIT: 3:30-5:30 p.m. today; Barnwell County Museum, Hagood and Marlboro avenues, Barnwell, S.C.; 259-1916

Writer's craft explained to River Ridge pupils
Grave-robbing had never before entered the language arts lesson plans of River Ridge Elementary School pupils.

Children are a big part of horse show
Lisa Jerett has been a part of the Greater Augusta Horse Show benefit for many years.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Forest Estates residents have a sense of security
With the busy thoroughfares of Gordon Highway, Bobby Jones Expressway and Wrightsboro Road not far from Forest Estates, quiet would seem to be the last adjective used to describe the community.

Ranks of World War II veterans are being thinned significantly
Time is taking a heavy toll of World War II veterans.

Events
FORT DISCOVERY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

ASU library plans tribute to organist
Reese Library at Augusta State University will honor one of the city's early-20th century musicians, J. Louis Sayre, with a tribute at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on the library's second floor

Lunch menu
Richmond County school lunch menu

Forest Estates residents have a sense of security
With the busy thoroughfares of Gordon Highway, Bobby Jones Expressway and Wrightsboro Road not far from Forest Estates, quiet would seem to be the last adjective used to describe the community.

Fort Discovery party kicks off fundraising campaign
Susan Still Kilrain knows the importance of math and science education.

Georgia bands cross river for competition
Marching band competitions take on different meanings, depending on which side of the Savannah River you are on.

This week
LELAVISION LYCEUM SERIES AT AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: 7 p.m. Thursday; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Art Theater, 2500 Walton Way; Lelavision; free with valid student ID: 737-1609

Around town
THE SWANEE QUINTET WITH LEE WILLIAMS: 5 p.m. Sunday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $26 day of show, $21 advance, $8 day of show for ages 6-12; augustaciviccenter.com, 722-3521.

Events
FORT DISCOVERY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

This week
LELAVISION LYCEUM SERIES AT AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: 7 p.m. Thursday; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Art Theater, 2500 Walton Way; Lelavision; free with valid student ID: 737-1609

Ranks of World War II veterans are being thinned significantly
Time is taking a heavy toll of World War II veterans.

Lunch menu
Richmond County school lunch menu

Writer's craft explained to River Ridge pupils
Grave-robbing had never before entered the language arts lesson plans of River Ridge Elementary School pupils.

Reunions
Butler High School 1980: Seeking classmates for a 25-year reunion Friday-Saturday; contact Jan Griesel Williams, 860-2725 or bhs80reunion@yahoo.com

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Around the block
Children's Week will be celebrated Friday through Wednesday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Friday at Jessye Norman Amphitheater. Activities and entertainment for foster-care children and their families will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at Bernie Ward Community Center, 1941 Lumpkin Road.

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

Georgia bands cross river for competition
Marching band competitions take on different meanings, depending on which side of the Savannah River you are on.

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

Reunions
Butler High School 1980: Seeking classmates for a 25-year reunion Friday-Saturday; contact Jan Griesel Williams, 860-2725 or bhs80reunion@yahoo.com

Benefit will help soup kitchen expansion
The line begins forming well before 11 a.m. With space for about 40 people, the dining room in the Masters Table Soup Kitchen fills quickly.

Milestones
Brooke Fredda Newman, daughter of Brian and Joy Newman, of Augusta, has participated in the White Coat Ceremony at Mercer University's School of Medicine.

Children are a big part of horse show
Lisa Jerett has been a part of the Greater Augusta Horse Show benefit for many years.

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations: Kimberly-Clark, Belvedere fire station at 204 Hampton Ave., Beech Island fire station, two Aiken County Department of Public Safety fire stations and the Graniteville fire station. Call 650-2876.

Around the block
Children's Week will be celebrated Friday through Wednesday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Friday at Jessye Norman Amphitheater. Activities and entertainment for foster-care children and their families will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at Bernie Ward Community Center, 1941 Lumpkin Road.

Library events
BOARD MEETING: The Augusta-Richmond County Library Board will meet at the Main Library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17.

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

Around town
THE SWANEE QUINTET WITH LEE WILLIAMS: 5 p.m. Sunday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $26 day of show, $21 advance, $8 day of show for ages 6-12; augustaciviccenter.com, 722-3521.

Fort Discovery party kicks off fundraising campaign
Susan Still Kilrain knows the importance of math and science education.

Milestones
Brooke Fredda Newman, daughter of Brian and Joy Newman, of Augusta, has participated in the White Coat Ceremony at Mercer University's School of Medicine.

Around town

This week

Library events

Milestones

Pet of the week

Ranks of World War II veterans are being thinned significantly

Around the block

For the record

Reunions

Writer's craft explained to River Ridge pupils

Children are a big part of horse show

Recycling centers

Georgia bands cross river for competition

ASU library plans tribute to organist

Events

Fort Discovery party kicks off fundraising campaign

Benefit will help soup kitchen expansion

Across the river

Forest Estates residents have a sense of security

Lunch menu

Sometimes comics can make dramatic statements in films

Would you believe ... 'Get Smart' rules

Cowell says 'Idol' fans should expect scandals
SAN FRANCISCO - "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul dodged questions about a review that Fox said found no evidence that she had an affair with a former contestant, and Simon Cowell said viewers can expect more scandals among competitors.

Gabrielle Union returns to TV in 'Night Stalker'

Cowell says 'Idol' fans should expect scandals

Would you believe ... 'Get Smart' rules
Don Adams survived the jungles of Guadalcanal, was a commercial artist, comedian and drill sergeant, and provided the voice for both Tennessee Tuxedo and Inspector Gadget, but what he'll be remembered for is the phone he kept in his wingtip.

Gabrielle Union returns to TV in 'Night Stalker'
PASADENA, Calif. -OK, so she hasn't had the greatest track record with TV remakes.

Cowell says 'Idol' fans should expect scandals
SAN FRANCISCO - "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul dodged questions about a review that Fox said found no evidence that she had an affair with a former contestant, and Simon Cowell said viewers can expect more scandals among competitors.

Would you believe ... 'Get Smart' rules
Don Adams survived the jungles of Guadalcanal, was a commercial artist, comedian and drill sergeant, and provided the voice for both Tennessee Tuxedo and Inspector Gadget, but what he'll be remembered for is the phone he kept in his wingtip.

Gabrielle Union returns to TV in 'Night Stalker'
PASADENA, Calif. -OK, so she hasn't had the greatest track record with TV remakes.

Club calendar

Chef cooks up new Aiken restaurant

Reports: Model Kate Moss checks into rehab clinic

The Liquid Life: Polo Tavern at Hotel Aiken

What's For Lunch: Thai Jong

Report: Jennifer Jason Leigh marries film director

Spotted

Baby girl for Garner and Affleck?

People in the News

Applause calendar

Sometimes comics can make dramatic statements in films
Comedians who attempt the shift from stage to screen are not always funny.

Sometimes comics can make dramatic statements in films
Comedians who attempt the shift from stage to screen are not always funny.

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