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Group combines dance, music, visual expression

Galleries calendar
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Spooky! Exhibition looks at history of occult photography

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.

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.

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.

Players bring back 'Fiddler on the Roof'

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.

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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.

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
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.

Angels dominate Athletics, 7-1

Pirates squeak by Cubs, 3-2

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.

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.

City can march to own tune

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

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

Rockies pound Braves

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.

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.

Braves' regulars earned their rest

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.

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.

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.

Retired pilots to fight for pensions

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

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.

Damage to oil rigs may top Katrina

Investor optimism sends stocks higher

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.

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
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.

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.

Former Levi jeans factory is ready to go nuts

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.

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.

Good news on goods cancels out oil effect

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.

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.

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

Katrina job loss hits 279,000

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

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for September 30, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for September 30, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for September 29, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for September 29, 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
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

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.

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.

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

Wrong man, right point

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.

GOP control in trouble

Lynndie England got justice

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.

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.

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

Playing Katrina politics

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.

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.

Aiken's Blue Ribbon

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.

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.

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.

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.

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

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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GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

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

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.

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
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 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
WASHINGTON - Charge it! That familiar refrain is producing an unwanted response for more Americans: Your bill is overdue!

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

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.

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.

Clematis can be spectacular in fall

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.

Ornamental peppers perfect for fall

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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
Augusta State University women's golf coach Trelle McCombs called Wednesday afternoon a huge step forward.

Sponsor to help Lady Jags event

Area teams get marks at midseason

Key matchups

Coaches Confidential

Player of the week

Prep football poll

Friday's schedule

On the radio

Lincoln County's coming around

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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:

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

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.

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.

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

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

First communism - now terrorism

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

Let kids decide about evolution

Evidence proves creationism

Respect life by rejecting abortion

'Coach' is ready to tackle politics

GM shows off new SUVs

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

Robotic vehicles battle for spot in $2 million race

Automotive briefs

$10 bill gets orange, yellow and red makeover

Nissan adds subcompact to its lineup

May-December pairs make good dates

Living briefs

Government creates food pyramid for kids

WRX sedan balances power, civility

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

Grant could save piece of past

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.

Walker's sentencing date changed

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.

Plan in works to help more finish college

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

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

Kid of the Day

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.

Across South Carolina

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 will help boost disaster response

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.

Man denies peeping into dressing rooms

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 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.

Across the area

4-H camp gives shelter from storm

Bill to focus on sex crimes

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.

Columbia County objects to SAT score comparison

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.

Woman accused of defrauding Red Cross

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

Gas tax break ending tonight

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 the area

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.

Views on SPLOST report mixed

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.

Group helps storm's animal victims

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

Airport parking may get self-serve option

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.

Counties expect to pay part of police assistance

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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 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.

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.

Center offers skills classes

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.

Barton's Pond coming back to Aiken

Martinez man gets 20 years in killing

Across South Carolina

Festival rules change

Across Georgia

Man, wife fight ALS with walk for cash

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

Correction

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
Justin Stonehill is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

News you can use

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.

Flu shot clinics begin for those at high risk

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.

Richmond Academy wins state honor

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

News you can use
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Thieves take jewelry from store vendors

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.

Lawyers want charge dropped

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
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.

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.

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.

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."

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

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.

Rants and Raves
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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.

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

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.

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.

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."

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

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 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.

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 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.

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

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.

News you can use
Events scheduled for today include:

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

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

New on DVD

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.

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.

Filmmakers peek into the future, faraway galaxies

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.

Script written by Tupac heads to movie set

Documentary helps make 'Lords of Dogtown' into a rerun

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Films for the fall

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.

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

Sheryl Crow finally comes of age with her new album

Music Hates You loves when fans participate, get angry

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.

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

Concert calendar

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.

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

Sonic Spotlight: Scott Corliss

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

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.

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?

Setup of winning car was noticed

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

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

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
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?
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.

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.

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.

Wizards' coach speaks of 'pitfalls' after season

Peppers still looking for first sack

Rookies making an early impact

Falcons rookie is restless

There's no way to slow Williamson

Smith ready for limelight after big game

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

Mrs. Susie Alewine    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jeffrey Rogers    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Rhodes    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wayne H. Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila Raskin Nadel    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Lorraine Nagy    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gloria Minnefield    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dolores Wood    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Matthews McCain    (AUSTELL, Ga.)

Mr. John Norman Dodd    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Julia O. Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan Marine    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Gloria Minnefield    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Rich Bennett    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Luvenia Kettles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Joann Johnson    (DECATUR, Ga.)

SFC Francis Zimmerman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Inez Irby Usry    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Brice Alan Fulford    (WILLIAMSTON, N.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Castleberry    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon A. Frost    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Bell Mells    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Luther Wright    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Eaddy    (KINGSTREE, S.C.)

Mr. Ray Walker    (BATH, S.C.)

Melina Renee Arrington    (SCOTTSVILLE, VA)

Mrs. Dianne Neal Rogers    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Walter R. Martin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Stanley L. Dixon    (GIRARD, Ga.)

SFC Francis Zimmerman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Jeffrey Rogers    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ray Walker    (BATH, S.C.)

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

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Walker    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Almon Young    (ORLANDO, Fla.)

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

Mrs. Susie Alewine    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SFC Francis Zimmerman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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. Jimmy F. Smith    (DEARING, Ga.)

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. Almon Young    (ORLANDO, Fla.)

Mrs. Dorothy Rhodes    (BATH, S.C.)

Ms. Ruby Mae Harris    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Brice Alan Fulford (WILLIAMSTON, N.C.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Carrie Bell Mells (WRENS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Gloria Minnefield (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Minnefield (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila Raskin Nadel (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. John Norman Dodd (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Catherine Carter (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Samuel Merriweather (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Melina Renee Arrington (SCOTTSVILLE, VA)

Mrs. Dolores Wood (TIGNALL, Ga.)

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

Mr. Rich Bennett (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey Rogers (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lorraine Nagy (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Susie Alewine (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Castleberry (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dianne Neal Rogers (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Ruby Mae Harris (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Almon Young (ORLANDO, Fla.)

SFC Francis Zimmerman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Irby Usry (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Luvenia Kettles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

SFC Francis Zimmerman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Ms. Joann Johnson (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Matthews McCain (AUSTELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorraine Nagy (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Luvenia Kettles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Bowling league strikes chord with youth

Overtime

Semifinalists set to go for the Gold

Area Announcements

Millarville pulls out all the stops

Overtime

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
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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Lunch menu
Richmond County school lunch menu

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

This week

Ranks of World War II veterans are being thinned significantly

ASU library plans tribute to organist

Writer's craft explained to River Ridge pupils

Library events

Across the river

Lunch menu

Forest Estates residents have a sense of security

Milestones

Reunions

Benefit will help soup kitchen expansion

Around the block

For the record

Events

Children are a big part of horse show

Georgia bands cross river for competition

Around town

Pet of the week

Fort Discovery party kicks off fundraising campaign

Recycling centers

Sometimes comics can make dramatic statements in films

Gabrielle Union returns to TV in 'Night Stalker'

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.

Cowell says 'Idol' fans should expect scandals

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'
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.

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

Would you believe ... 'Get Smart' rules

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.

Chef cooks up new Aiken restaurant

Report: Jennifer Jason Leigh marries film director

Baby girl for Garner and Affleck?

Club calendar

Reports: Model Kate Moss checks into rehab clinic

Spotted

People in the News

What's For Lunch: Thai Jong

The Liquid Life: Polo Tavern at Hotel Aiken

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.