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.

Spooky! Exhibition looks at history of occult photography

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

Angels dominate Athletics, 7-1

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

Thomson up and down in Braves' loss

Thomson up and down in Braves' loss
MIAMI - With the eyes of the baseball world focused up the Atlantic coastline to a place with bahs, cahs and pahks, you had to look around and wonder what happened here, in this place that was expected to be in full playoff pandemonium.

Thomson up and down in Braves' loss
MIAMI - With the eyes of the baseball world focused up the Atlantic coastline to a place with bahs, cahs and pahks, you had to look around and wonder what happened here, in this place that was expected to be in full playoff pandemonium.

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.

Cox faces tough roster decisions

Workers back on job for Boeing
CHICAGO - Boeing Co. welcomed back airplane assembly workers after a four-week strike but faced another potential contract showdown Friday with engineers and technical workers, whose walkout five years ago hurt production.

Workers back on job for Boeing
CHICAGO - Boeing Co. welcomed back airplane assembly workers after a four-week strike but faced another potential contract showdown Friday with engineers and technical workers, whose walkout five years ago hurt production.

Investor optimism sends stocks higher

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

Ready to rent?
Laurie Easterlin has a home 51 weeks a year. The other week, her family leaves town while Masters Tournament guests swoop in to eat, sleep and party.

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.

Ready to rent?
Laurie Easterlin has a home 51 weeks a year. The other week, her family leaves town while Masters Tournament guests swoop in to eat, sleep and party.

Hotel's owners have changes in the works

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.

Ready to rent?

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.

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.

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

Pfizer to close Augusta plant

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.

Katrina job loss hits 279,000

Workers back on job for Boeing

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 1, 2005

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for September 30, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for September 30, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 1, 2005

Clemson seeks victory at Wake Forest
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The last Clemson visit to Groves Stadium didn't work out so well - until later in the season.

Clemson seeks victory at Wake Forest
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The last Clemson visit to Groves Stadium didn't work out so well - until later in the season.

Clemson seeks victory at Wake Forest

Alabama defenders not intimidated by Gators

Alabama defenders not intimidated by Gators
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Florida's unstoppable offense. Chris Leak's dazzling exploits. Urban Meyer's brilliant system.

Alabama defenders not intimidated by Gators
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Florida's unstoppable offense. Chris Leak's dazzling exploits. Urban Meyer's brilliant system.

No immunity for this
David Graves, at the insistence of his GOP colleagues, has stepped back from the precipice. He has instructed his lawyer to drop his "immunity from arrest" defense against a drunken driving charge.

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

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.

Saving Pfizer's workers

No immunity for this
David Graves, at the insistence of his GOP colleagues, has stepped back from the precipice. He has instructed his lawyer to drop his "immunity from arrest" defense against a drunken driving charge.

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.

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

No immunity for this

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

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.

Playing Katrina politics

Saving Pfizer's workers
From the moment Pfizer Inc. announced a year ago July that it would be shutting down its Augusta pharmaceutical plant, optimism was high that a buyer could be found for the 30-acre facility, thus saving the nearly 200 high-paid jobs there - scientists, engineers and technicians.

Wrong man, right point

Saving Pfizer's workers
From the moment Pfizer Inc. announced a year ago July that it would be shutting down its Augusta pharmaceutical plant, optimism was high that a buyer could be found for the 30-acre facility, thus saving the nearly 200 high-paid jobs there - scientists, engineers and technicians.

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.

Prosecutors considering charges against Kate Moss
LONDON - Government prosecutors are advising police in their investigation of British supermodel Kate Moss' cocaine use, the Crown Prosecution Service said Friday.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Tara Reid wants to prove she's a great actress instead of a party girl.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Tara Reid wants to prove she's a great actress instead of a party girl.

Prosecutors considering charges against Kate Moss
LONDON - Government prosecutors are advising police in their investigation of British supermodel Kate Moss' cocaine use, the Crown Prosecution Service said Friday.

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.

Charlize Theron gets star on walk of fame
LOS ANGELES - Oscar winner Charlize Theron's career came full circle Thursday when she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame only blocks from where she was first "discovered."

Charlize Theron gets star on walk of fame
LOS ANGELES - Oscar winner Charlize Theron's career came full circle Thursday when she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame only blocks from where she was first "discovered."

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 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.

General Motors ends employee discount program

Law requires bankruptcy filers to seek credit counseling

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.

General Motors ends employee discount program
DETROIT - General Motors Corp., the world's biggest automaker, is ending its popular discount program that let buyers pay the same price its employees pay for vehicles throughout the summer.

General Motors ends employee discount program
DETROIT - General Motors Corp., the world's biggest automaker, is ending its popular discount program that let buyers pay the same price its employees pay for vehicles throughout the summer.

Law may not produce payoffs some creditors hoped

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.

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.

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

Clematis can be spectacular in fall

Ornamental peppers perfect for fall

Nematodes wreak havoc on gardens

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.

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.

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.

Six days before she turns 16, Wie to turn pro
Michelle Wie will stick to her routine by going to school Wednesday, with one notable exception.

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.

Six days before she turns 16, Wie to turn pro
Michelle Wie will stick to her routine by going to school Wednesday, with one notable exception.

Six days before she turns 16, Wie to turn pro

Warren finally turns around poor play

Rebels' defense crushes Eagles

Key matchups

Patriots perform in must-win game

Blocked kick leads Bulldogs to overtime win

Coaches Confidential

Area teams get marks at midseason

Hudson, Bulldogs run over Rebels

Friday's Prep Football scores

Thoroughbreds fall at home

Friday's schedule

Prep football poll

On the radio

Kick gets win for Green Hornets

Player of the week

Panthers maul Greyhounds

Cross Creek blanks Butler

Lincoln County rolls to region win

Statesboro takes measure of Evans to stay unbeaten

Patriots perform in must-win game
MONTICELLO, Ga. - Westside coach Gerald Barnes told his players this was a game they "had to win," and the Patriots delivered on the road in Region 7-AA.

Friday's Prep Football scores
Scores from Friday's games:

Kick gets win for Green Hornets
With 23 seconds left in Rock Hill's game against Aiken Friday night at District Three Stadium, Aiken coach Carey Johnson had only one decision to make.

Blocked kick leads Bulldogs to overtime win
GLENN HILLS - Harlem's Brendan Gray blocked Glenn Hills' attempt at a game-winning field goal with eight seconds remaining, forcing overtime, and the Bulldogs posted a 14-7 region victory over the Spartans at The Pit on Friday night.

Hudson, Bulldogs run over Rebels
THOMSON - As lineman Michael Paul tells it, his team awoke a month ago when coach Luther Welsh derided his offensive front.

Statesboro takes measure of Evans to stay unbeaten
EVANS - Unbeaten and second-ranked Statesboro used a balanced offense to ease past Evans 35-7 on Friday night in a Region 2-AAAA game.

Kick gets win for Green Hornets
With 23 seconds left in Rock Hill's game against Aiken Friday night at District Three Stadium, Aiken coach Carey Johnson had only one decision to make.

Friday's Prep Football scores
Scores from Friday's games:

Thoroughbreds fall at home
AIKEN - It didn't take long for "Big Mo" to shift Friday night for South Aiken.

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

Statesboro takes measure of Evans to stay unbeaten
EVANS - Unbeaten and second-ranked Statesboro used a balanced offense to ease past Evans 35-7 on Friday night in a Region 2-AAAA game.

Panthers maul Greyhounds
Lakeside propelled themselves back into region contention in front of a Homecoming crowd Friday night with a 33-6 victory over 2-AAAA opponent Jones County.

Lincoln County rolls to region win
Lincoln County started the season with three losses in a row, but when you consider the Class A Red Devils played schools from Class AA, Class AAA and Class AAAA, the losses are a little easier to take.

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.

Rebels' defense crushes Eagles
JOHNSTON, S.C. - It takes a heck of a defensive game to get top billing in a win considering the 488 yards of offense Strom Thurmond rolled up Friday in a 37-0 waylaying of Chapin.

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

Blocked kick leads Bulldogs to overtime win
GLENN HILLS - Harlem's Brendan Gray blocked Glenn Hills' attempt at a game-winning field goal with eight seconds remaining, forcing overtime, and the Bulldogs posted a 14-7 region victory over the Spartans at The Pit on Friday night.

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.

Panthers maul Greyhounds
Lakeside propelled themselves back into region contention in front of a Homecoming crowd Friday night with a 33-6 victory over 2-AAAA opponent Jones County.

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

Cross Creek blanks Butler
Butler proved to be the perfect Homecoming opponent for Cross Creek on Friday night. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, it was their own festivities that were ruined as the Razorbacks blanked Butler 44-0 at Bulldog Stadium.

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

Rebels' defense crushes Eagles
JOHNSTON, S.C. - It takes a heck of a defensive game to get top billing in a win considering the 488 yards of offense Strom Thurmond rolled up Friday in a 37-0 waylaying of Chapin.

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.

Patriots perform in must-win game
MONTICELLO, Ga. - Westside coach Gerald Barnes told his players this was a game they "had to win," and the Patriots delivered on the road in Region 7-AA.

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

Lincoln County rolls to region win
Lincoln County started the season with three losses in a row, but when you consider the Class A Red Devils played schools from Class AA, Class AAA and Class AAAA, the losses are a little easier to take.

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

Hudson, Bulldogs run over Rebels
THOMSON - As lineman Michael Paul tells it, his team awoke a month ago when coach Luther Welsh derided his offensive front.

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

Thoroughbreds fall at home
AIKEN - It didn't take long for "Big Mo" to shift Friday night for South Aiken.

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.

Cross Creek blanks Butler
Butler proved to be the perfect Homecoming opponent for Cross Creek on Friday night. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, it was their own festivities that were ruined as the Razorbacks blanked Butler 44-0 at Bulldog Stadium.

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

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

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

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.

Don't ignore the war at home - this one is cultural and religious
It should not surprise anyone that we're at war - not just military action overseas, but also a real and probably more dangerous war here at home. It is a cultural war that is placing our civilization at great risk.

Theory of evolution still evolving
... In the past five to eight years, there has been a dramatic interest and concern about the public's perception of the theory of evolution. Art Beall, Evans

Don't ignore the war at home - this one is cultural and religious
It should not surprise anyone that we're at war - not just military action overseas, but also a real and probably more dangerous war here at home. It is a cultural war that is placing our civilization at great risk.

Theory of evolution still evolving
... In the past five to eight years, there has been a dramatic interest and concern about the public's perception of the theory of evolution. Art Beall, 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

Your vote really makes a difference
"We the people, in order to form a more perfect union ... ." Does this sound familiar? Notice the word "people"? Margaret E. Paradiso, Augusta

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

Don't ignore the war at home - this one is cultural and religious

School closings were a good idea
I normally find Bill Kirby's column light, entertaining and a must-read. However, his Sept. 27 article chastising Gov. Sonny Perdue for a two-day school closing ("Fuelish school closing is costly for the home team") is off the mark.Al Jones, Twin City

Your vote really makes a difference

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

Theory of evolution still evolving

'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

School closings were a good idea

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

'Coach' is ready to tackle politics

First communism - now terrorism

School closings were a good idea
I normally find Bill Kirby's column light, entertaining and a must-read. However, his Sept. 27 article chastising Gov. Sonny Perdue for a two-day school closing ("Fuelish school closing is costly for the home team") is off the mark.Al Jones, Twin City

Evidence proves creationism

Your vote really makes a difference
"We the people, in order to form a more perfect union ... ." Does this sound familiar? Notice the word "people"? Margaret E. Paradiso, 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

Automotive briefs

Fashion briefs

May-December pairs make good dates

Fashion's favorite fall color is pink

Italian designers look toward a bright future

Living briefs

Nissan adds subcompact to its lineup

DJs are designers' secret weapons

Robotic vehicles battle for spot in $2 million race

WRX sedan balances power, civility

GM shows off new SUVs

Italian designers look toward a bright future
MILAN, Italy - Italian designers seem keen on a fresh start. Far from the mainly black, body-clinging sexy look that has defined Italian style for more than a decade, the Milan fashion week for the Spring-Summer 2006 season is full of white, Mediterranean colors and frilly girlish styles.

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

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.

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

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - Architect Frank Gehry will be working with much smaller objects than he's used to in a new partnership with Tiffany & Co.

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

Fashion's favorite fall color is pink
NEW YORK - When most people think of October, they think about the bright reds, yellows and orange of the turning leaves, or the orange and black associated with Halloween. The fashion and beauty industries, though, think pink.

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

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

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.

DJs are designers' secret weapons
NEW YORK - Fashion shows are, obviously, about clothes. And models. And celebrities in the front row. But style doesn't begin and end with visuals: The unsung hero of any fashion show is the music.

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.

Fashion's favorite fall color is pink
NEW YORK - When most people think of October, they think about the bright reds, yellows and orange of the turning leaves, or the orange and black associated with Halloween. The fashion and beauty industries, though, think pink.

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.

DJs are designers' secret weapons
NEW YORK - Fashion shows are, obviously, about clothes. And models. And celebrities in the front row. But style doesn't begin and end with visuals: The unsung hero of any fashion show is the music.

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.

Fashion briefs
NEW YORK - Architect Frank Gehry will be working with much smaller objects than he's used to in a new partnership with Tiffany & Co.

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.

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.

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.

Italian designers look toward a bright future
MILAN, Italy - Italian designers seem keen on a fresh start. Far from the mainly black, body-clinging sexy look that has defined Italian style for more than a decade, the Milan fashion week for the Spring-Summer 2006 season is full of white, Mediterranean colors and frilly girlish styles.

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

Festival rules change

University tunes in to Georgia's state reptile

Counties fare well in round of exams
Students in Aiken County outperformed the rest of South Carolina in the Advanced Placement test results released Friday, while Richmond County improved countywide and had more students take the test.

Signs pointing Hardy fans in right direction

Martinez man gets 20 years in killing

News you can use

Center offers skills classes

Augusta area's weekend events

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.

Kid of the Day

Suit against jail is settled
A lawsuit filed on behalf of a paraplegic who claimed his health seriously deteriorated after a short stay in the Richmond County jail has been settled.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Views on SPLOST report mixed

Across the Southeast
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A former analyst for the National Institutes of Health pleaded guilty to making an anthrax threat against a county agency during a tax dispute.

Richmond Academy wins state honor

Across South Carolina
MANNING - A warm teddy bear helped lead Clarendon County deputies to a man wanted for an armed robbery and carjacking.

Kid of the Day

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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

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
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.

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.

University tunes in to Georgia's state reptile
DEARING, Ga. - Melissa Warden aimed a radio antenna toward a pine-covered hillside.

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.

Signs pointing Hardy fans in right direction
Harlem now boasts one of the city's native sons in the form of signs along Interstate 20.

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.

Counties expect to pay part of police assistance

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

Gas tax break ending tonight

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.

Group helps storm's animal victims

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.

News you can use

Return of tax pumps up prices

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia

Flu shot clinics begin for those at high risk

State struggles to manage parks

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.

Across the area

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Counties fare well in round of exams

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.

Budget consultant selected

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.

Augusta sees dry September

Suit against jail is settled

Across the Southeast

Augusta area's weekend events
A host of area festivals and high gas prices usher in October today. The good news is, most of the festivals are an inexpensive good time, if you can afford the gas to get there.

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.

Return of tax pumps up prices
On the last day of state tax-free gasoline in Georgia, officials said the state should expect to fork out more money to absorb the higher costs of fuel for school systems.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Augusta sees dry September
That quick little mid-week rainstorm did little for area flower beds, but it did keep September 2005 out of the record books.

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.

Man, wife fight ALS with walk for cash

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

Airport parking may get self-serve option

Across Georgia
CARTERSVILLE - Eight Emerson police officers remained on staff Thursday, a day after the city's police chief and five other officers resigned amid tensions with the department and the new city manager.

Across the area

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Woman accused of defrauding Red Cross

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

State struggles to manage parks
ATLANTA - Bryan Raffield is an avid rock climber whose brother is an avid hunter.

Kid of the Day
Bryanna Shardae Wright is today's Kid of the Day.

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.

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.

4-H camp gives shelter from storm

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.

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

Across the area
An elderly Augusta woman told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that a man forced himself into her home and touched her inappropriately early Friday morning, a police report states.

Columbia County objects to SAT score comparison

Budget consultant selected
ATLANTA - Taxpayers could reap $135 million in savings over four years on what the state government buys if a contract announced Friday meets expectations.

Across South Carolina

State struggles to manage parks
ATLANTA - Bryan Raffield is an avid rock climber whose brother is an avid hunter.

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.

Augusta area's weekend events
A host of area festivals and high gas prices usher in October today. The good news is, most of the festivals are an inexpensive good time, if you can afford the gas to get there.

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.

Counties fare well in round of exams
Students in Aiken County outperformed the rest of South Carolina in the Advanced Placement test results released Friday, while Richmond County improved countywide and had more students take the test.

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.

Augusta sees dry September
That quick little mid-week rainstorm did little for area flower beds, but it did keep September 2005 out of the record books.

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

Suit against jail is settled
A lawsuit filed on behalf of a paraplegic who claimed his health seriously deteriorated after a short stay in the Richmond County jail has been settled.

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.

Return of tax pumps up prices
On the last day of state tax-free gasoline in Georgia, officials said the state should expect to fork out more money to absorb the higher costs of fuel for school systems.

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.

University tunes in to Georgia's state reptile
DEARING, Ga. - Melissa Warden aimed a radio antenna toward a pine-covered hillside.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Signs pointing Hardy fans in right direction
Harlem now boasts one of the city's native sons in the form of signs along Interstate 20.

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
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

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 Georgia
CARTERSVILLE - Eight Emerson police officers remained on staff Thursday, a day after the city's police chief and five other officers resigned amid tensions with the department and the new city manager.

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.

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.

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
MANNING - A warm teddy bear helped lead Clarendon County deputies to a man wanted for an armed robbery and carjacking.

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.

Budget consultant selected
ATLANTA - Taxpayers could reap $135 million in savings over four years on what the state government buys if a contract announced Friday meets expectations.

Kid of the Day
Bryanna Shardae Wright 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.

Vandals' initial break-in criminalizes Harris Poll
One month into the season and the question on every college football fan's mind is simple.

Vandals' initial break-in criminalizes Harris Poll
One month into the season and the question on every college football fan's mind is simple.

Filmmakers peek into the future, faraway galaxies

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Cornerback returns, hopes to stay healthy this time

Falcons rookie is restless

Smith ready for limelight after big game

Mr. Troy E. Carroll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Laura Harrison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. James H. Maxwell    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. James H. Peebles    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Luvenia Kettles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Harrison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan Marine    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Walter R. Martin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Troy E. Carroll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Merriweather    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Minnefield    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorraine Nagy    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Newsome    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne H. Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Dianne Neal Rogers    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Dukes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John Norman Dodd    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Lenian (Lil Buddy) Clay    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. William J. O'Hara, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ray Walker    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Dukes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lenian (Lil Buddy) Clay    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dolores Wood    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Dolores Wood    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Wright    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Ray Walker    (BATH, S.C.)

SFC Francis Zimmerman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. John Norman Dodd    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Alewine    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley L. Dixon    (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. William J. O'Hara, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Bell Mells    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Rich Bennett    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Lincoln Marsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia O. Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Catherine Carter    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Dea. Henry Hall, Jr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Castleberry    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne H. Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. David E. Brenneman    (OSAGE BEACH, Mo.)

Mr. Wayne H. Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Stanley L. Dixon    (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Richard Tinsley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Julia O. Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lincoln Marsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Luvenia Kettles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Dea. Henry Hall, Jr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Castleberry    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne H. Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David E. Brenneman    (OSAGE BEACH, Mo.)

Mrs. Joan Marine    (AIKEN, S.C.)

SFC Francis Zimmerman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Walter R. Martin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Luther Wright    (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Lorraine Nagy    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Samuel Merriweather    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Dianne Neal Rogers    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Rich Bennett    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Alewine    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Richard Tinsley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Gloria Minnefield    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Newsome    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Minnefield (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Lenian (Lil Buddy) Clay (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Luvenia Kettles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Alewine (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Lincoln Marsh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Norman Dodd (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorraine Nagy (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mary Dukes (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Dea. Henry Hall, Jr. (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Rich Bennett (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. James H. Maxwell (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. James H. Peebles (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carrie Bell Mells (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Carter (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. David E. Brenneman (OSAGE BEACH, Mo.)

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

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

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SFC Francis Zimmerman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. William J. O'Hara, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Newsome (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Troy E. Carroll (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dianne Neal Rogers (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Harrison (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Castleberry (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Tinsley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dolores Wood (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Merriweather (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Overtime

Tarver wants to prove he's no one-punch wonder

Overtime

Millarville pulls out all the stops

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

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

Overtime
USC Aiken is again atop the Golf Coaches Association of America/Bridgestone Top 25 coaches poll.

Tarver wants to prove he's no one-punch wonder
TAMPA, Fla. - Antonio Tarver craves for respect as a boxer. The IBO light heavyweight champion insists he didn't get it after a stunning second-round knockout of Roy Jones Jr. in May 2004, so he hopes beating his longtime rival again will prove he's no one-punch wonder.

Overtime
USC Aiken is again atop the Golf Coaches Association of America/Bridgestone Top 25 coaches poll.

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

Tarver wants to prove he's no one-punch wonder
TAMPA, Fla. - Antonio Tarver craves for respect as a boxer. The IBO light heavyweight champion insists he didn't get it after a stunning second-round knockout of Roy Jones Jr. in May 2004, so he hopes beating his longtime rival again will prove he's no one-punch wonder.

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

Cornerback returns, hopes to stay healthy this time
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Cornerback Jason Webster wants to prove worthy of the huge contract he signed 18 months ago.

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.

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.

Cornerback returns, hopes to stay healthy this time
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Cornerback Jason Webster wants to prove worthy of the huge contract he signed 18 months ago.

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.

Synagogue membership fees deter some worshippers
ATLANTA - When the Jewish New Year begins at sundown Monday, Jews across the world will usher in a 10-day period of spiritual intensity called the Days of Awe to atone those they've wronged. To some, participating in the holy days also will make an impact on their wallets.

Burn victim will not let car accident ruin his life
Joel Sonnenberg was just 2 when a tractor-trailer veered into a line of cars at a New York tollbooth and turned his parents' car - the last in line - into a torch. Strapped in his child seat, he was engulfed in flames. Seared over 85 percent of his body, he was burned beyond recognition.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Synagogue membership fees deter some worshippers
ATLANTA - When the Jewish New Year begins at sundown Monday, Jews across the world will usher in a 10-day period of spiritual intensity called the Days of Awe to atone those they've wronged. To some, participating in the holy days also will make an impact on their wallets.

Burn victim will not let car accident ruin his life
Joel Sonnenberg was just 2 when a tractor-trailer veered into a line of cars at a New York tollbooth and turned his parents' car - the last in line - into a torch. Strapped in his child seat, he was engulfed in flames. Seared over 85 percent of his body, he was burned beyond recognition.

Readings will urge thought for Jews
It's said that one day a rabbi told a visiting wealthy miser to look out the window and asked him, "What do you see?"

Prayer service set for mental health
When someone has a mental illness, it is not the only problem the person has.

Focus on essentials to achieve unity
Before Jesus ascended into heaven, the disciples were an expectant fellowship, but they expected the wrong thing.

Focus on essentials to achieve unity
Before Jesus ascended into heaven, the disciples were an expectant fellowship, but they expected the wrong thing.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Readings will urge thought for Jews
It's said that one day a rabbi told a visiting wealthy miser to look out the window and asked him, "What do you see?"

Faith digest
Baked goods and a white elephant sale will be part of the bazaar at 8 a.m. today at Cliffwood Presbyterian Church, 2525 Lumpkin Road. Breakfast and lunch will be available.

Faith digest
Baked goods and a white elephant sale will be part of the bazaar at 8 a.m. today at Cliffwood Presbyterian Church, 2525 Lumpkin Road. Breakfast and lunch will be available.

Prayer service set for mental health
When someone has a mental illness, it is not the only problem the person has.

Vandals' initial break-in criminalizes Harris Poll

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.

'Will & Grace' goes live with a few errant giggles
NEW YORK - The set didn't collapse. No one forgot his lines. Too bad.

'Will & Grace' goes live with a few errant giggles
NEW YORK - The set didn't collapse. No one forgot his lines. Too bad.

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
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.

'Will & Grace' goes live with a few errant giggles

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

Cowell says 'Idol' fans should expect scandals

People in the News

Charlize Theron gets star on walk of fame

Prosecutors considering charges against Kate Moss

Reports: Model Kate Moss checks into rehab clinic

Auburn-South Carolina battle of young QBs

Auburn-South Carolina battle of young QBs
AUBURN, Ala. - What happens when you insert a running quarterback into a Steve Spurrier offense?

Auburn-South Carolina battle of young QBs
AUBURN, Ala. - What happens when you insert a running quarterback into a Steve Spurrier offense?

Readings will urge thought for Jews

Synagogue membership fees deter some worshippers

Burn victim will not let car accident ruin his life

Faith digest

Prayer service set for mental health

Focus on essentials to achieve unity

Faith calendar