Recreation center events
H. ODELL WEEKS Activity CENTER CANASTA AND PINOCHLE CLUB: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays; free

Wily coyotes should avoid Hitchcock Woods
If coyotes want to go on living in Aiken's Hitchcock Woods, they'll need to start watching where they step.

Reunions
Silver Bluff High School 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15; contact Susan Todd Porter, stporter@fhfllp.com

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. third Mondays; H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

My, she's aging well
Lauren Salter (center) chats with her guests at a tea party at Rosemary Hall in North Augusta.

Library events
JACKSON BRANCH LIBRARY HOURS: 1-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 2-6 p.m. Tuesday

Pet of the week
Sadie, a 3-month-old female American bulldog mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Recreation center events
H. ODELL WEEKS Activity CENTER CANASTA AND PINOCHLE CLUB: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays; free

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

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. third Mondays; H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Across the river
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: 4 p.m. today; Saint Paul's Church, Sixth Street; all animals must be on a leash or in a carrier

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

Athlete Spotlight: Sarah Meyer
Her mother was a basketball standout at Augusta State University, and her father is the superintendent at Riverview Park Activities Center.

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

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

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

Wily coyotes should avoid Hitchcock Woods
If coyotes want to go on living in Aiken's Hitchcock Woods, they'll need to start watching where they step.

CSRA Bridge Club Results
CSRA Bridge Club Results for Sept. 19-25

Library events
JACKSON BRANCH LIBRARY HOURS: 1-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 2-6 p.m. Tuesday

Reunions
Silver Bluff High School 1985: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15; contact Susan Todd Porter, stporter@fhfllp.com

Group targets sleep-related infant deaths
In a four-year span, more than 200 children in South Carolina died in their sleep - deaths that possibly were preventable, officials have reported.

Tournament champs
The CSRA Swatcats, a 10-and-uner girls fast-pitch softball team, won its second-straight tournament Sept. 18 at the ISA Fall Frenzy in Lexington, S.C.

CSRA Bridge Club Results
CSRA Bridge Club Results for Sept. 19-25

Across the river
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: 4 p.m. today; Saint Paul's Church, Sixth Street; all animals must be on a leash or in a carrier

Time is taking heavy toll on World War II veterans
Time is taking a heavy toll of World War II veterans.

Around the block
The Biddle Hall Museum's opening ceremonies will be held at 4 p.m. today on the Bettis Academy campus, 78 Nicholson Road, Trenton, S.C. The event is free.

Red Cross still having blood drives in Aiken
Even though the American Red Cross blood services center in Aiken closed at the end of August, the organization has not left the area.

Pet of the week
Sadie, a 3-month-old female American bulldog mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Around the block
The Biddle Hall Museum's opening ceremonies will be held at 4 p.m. today on the Bettis Academy campus, 78 Nicholson Road, Trenton, S.C. The event is free.

My, she's aging well
Lauren Salter (center) chats with her guests at a tea party at Rosemary Hall in North Augusta.

Middle school pupils raise money for hurricane victims
Pupils at North Augusta Middle School have shown their willingness to help those who lost everything to Hurricane Katrina.

This week
Biddle Hall Museum opening ceremonies: 4 p.m. today; on the Bettis Academy campus, 78 Nicholson Road, Trenton, S.C.; free

Group targets sleep-related infant deaths
In a four-year span, more than 200 children in South Carolina died in their sleep - deaths that possibly were preventable, officials have reported.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Sept. 9-11. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Tournament champs
The CSRA Swatcats, a 10-and-uner girls fast-pitch softball team, won its second-straight tournament Sept. 18 at the ISA Fall Frenzy in Lexington, S.C.

Red Cross still having blood drives in Aiken
Even though the American Red Cross blood services center in Aiken closed at the end of August, the organization has not left the area.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Sept. 9-11. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Athlete Spotlight: Sarah Meyer
Her mother was a basketball standout at Augusta State University, and her father is the superintendent at Riverview Park Activities Center.

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

Time is taking heavy toll on World War II veterans
Time is taking a heavy toll of World War II veterans.

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

Middle school pupils raise money for hurricane victims
Pupils at North Augusta Middle School have shown their willingness to help those who lost everything to Hurricane Katrina.

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

This week
Biddle Hall Museum opening ceremonies: 4 p.m. today; on the Bettis Academy campus, 78 Nicholson Road, Trenton, S.C.; free

Book describes 57-year aftermath of sunken U.S. warship
"Due to Enemy Action" chronicles an episode of U.S. naval warfare that occurred near the end of World War II and which could have been lost to history were it not for a barroom conversation 50 years later.

Book describes 57-year aftermath of sunken U.S. warship
"Due to Enemy Action" chronicles an episode of U.S. naval warfare that occurred near the end of World War II and which could have been lost to history were it not for a barroom conversation 50 years later.

'Lovesick' explores tragic life of singer
There are two kinds of country music fans: those who just want to hear the music and those who want to hear the music and learn more about the people who make it.

Coliseum authority shows no remorse

Book examines the female form - scientifically
From top to toe, human observer Desmond Morris takes on a subject that has fascinated mankind for millenniums in his new book, "The Naked Woman."

Book examines the female form - scientifically

Coliseum authority shows no remorse
Although the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority has apologized (sort of) for booking the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker two days before the Augusta Ballet's annual staging of the Christmas classic, none of the members seemed particularly apologetic.

Book describes 57-year aftermath of sunken U.S. warship

Sherlock Holmes is still sleuthing away

'Lovesick' explores tragic life of singer

Sherlock Holmes is still sleuthing away
Laurie R. King's crisply written eighth novel about Sherlock Holmes and his wife Mary Russell is one of the best, even though Mary isn't up to par.

Book examines the female form - scientifically
From top to toe, human observer Desmond Morris takes on a subject that has fascinated mankind for millenniums in his new book, "The Naked Woman."

'Lovesick' explores tragic life of singer
There are two kinds of country music fans: those who just want to hear the music and those who want to hear the music and learn more about the people who make it.

Sherlock Holmes is still sleuthing away
Laurie R. King's crisply written eighth novel about Sherlock Holmes and his wife Mary Russell is one of the best, even though Mary isn't up to par.

Coliseum authority shows no remorse
Although the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority has apologized (sort of) for booking the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker two days before the Augusta Ballet's annual staging of the Christmas classic, none of the members seemed particularly apologetic.

Major league baseball notebook
WASHINGTON - Jimmy Rollins extended his hitting streak to 35 games, tying for the ninth longest in major league history, by doubling on the first pitch of the Philadelphia Phillies' game against the Washington Nationals on Saturday.

Major league baseball notebook

Yanks get satisfaction

Major league baseball notebook
WASHINGTON - Jimmy Rollins extended his hitting streak to 35 games, tying for the ninth longest in major league history, by doubling on the first pitch of the Philadelphia Phillies' game against the Washington Nationals on Saturday.

Yanks get satisfaction
BOSTON - Not their best season. Not their smoothest. And certainly not the biggest title for a franchise that has 26 World Series championships in its illustrious past.

Yanks get satisfaction
BOSTON - Not their best season. Not their smoothest. And certainly not the biggest title for a franchise that has 26 World Series championships in its illustrious past.

'Snow days' offer break from homework bewilderment

Tre'Shon N'Kiah Hinkins
Felicia Hinkins and Jessie Harris are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tre'Shon N'Kiah, born September 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Keelor Neil Munn
Casey Lynn Munn and Steven Neil Munn are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Keelor Neil, born September 13, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Landon Donnie Harrell
Donnie Wade and Shannon Lee Harrell of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Landon Donnie, born September 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Elizabeth Brooke Welch

Raymond 'Levi' Guthrie

Jasmine Nicole Smith

Nicholas Bane Cook
Robbie and Ashley Cook of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Bane, born September 13, 2005. He made his debut at 2:49 p.m., weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Charlie and Delaine Brown and Don and Cheryl Cook, all of Martinez. He was welcomed home by big brothers, Jonathan and Bert.

Nicholas Bane Cook

Danielle Abeni Streetman
Willie and Sonya Elaine Streetman of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Danielle Abeni, born September 20, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Prinster Vyshaun Antwan Miller, Jr.

Jasmine Nicole Smith
William and Melissa Smith of Graniteville are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jasmine Nicole, born August 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Prinster Vyshaun Antwan Miller, Jr.
Prinster Vyshaun Antwan Miller, Jr. Prinster Vyshaun Antwan and Christian Nicole Miller of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Prinster Vyshaun Antwan, Jr., born September 16, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Mia Sloane Woods
Garrett and Tara Wood of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Sloane, born September 16, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Christian Cole Carter

Mia Sloane Woods

Karsyn Taylor Posey
Jay and Chrissy Posey of Waynesboro are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Karsyn Taylor, born September 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Landon Donnie Harrell

Roman Delano Ramsay
Tamara Huffman and Anthony Ramsay are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Roman Delano, born September 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kaley Nicole Randall

Kailey Abigail Thompson
Keith and Penny Thompson of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kailey Abigail, born September 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hope Aerial Jackson

Damon Marcus Cade
Richard L. and Judy L. Cade of Clearwater are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Damon Marcus, born September 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tristen Elijah Bussey

Nicholas Bane Cook
Robbie and Ashley Cook of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Bane, born September 13, 2005. He made his debut at 2:49 p.m., weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Charlie and Delaine Brown and Don and Cheryl Cook, all of Martinez. He was welcomed home by big brothers, Jonathan and Bert.

Keelor Neil Munn

Elizabeth Brooke Welch
Elizabeth Corley and Joshua Welch are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth 'Brooke', born September 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hannah Lee Kilpatrick

Deion Zanuck Berry
Priscilla Percival and Zanuck Berry are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Deion Zanuck, born September 9, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Tre'Shon N'Kiah Hinkins

Jaden Pierre Trey'Shaun

Christopher Michael Chapel, Jr.

Landon Donnie Harrell
Donnie Wade and Shannon Lee Harrell of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Landon Donnie, born September 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Deion Zanuck Berry

Kailey Abigail Thompson
Keith and Penny Thompson of Swainsboro are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kailey Abigail, born September 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kailey Abigail Thompson

Danielle Abeni Streetman
Willie and Sonya Elaine Streetman of Hephzibah are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Danielle Abeni, born September 20, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Jaden Pierre Trey'Shaun
Anastasia Spann and Tommy Cheatham are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jaden Pierre Trey'Shaun, born September 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mia Sloane Woods
Garrett and Tara Wood of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Sloane, born September 16, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Damon Marcus Cade
Richard L. and Judy L. Cade of Clearwater are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Damon Marcus, born September 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hannah Lee Kilpatrick
Thomas and April Kilpatrick of Blythe, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Lee, born September 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Keelor Neil Munn
Casey Lynn Munn and Steven Neil Munn are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Keelor Neil, born September 13, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Tre'Shon N'Kiah Hinkins
Felicia Hinkins and Jessie Harris are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tre'Shon N'Kiah, born September 15, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tristen Elijah Bussey
Raymond Michael and Stephanie Marie Bussey of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tristen Elijah, born September 14, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Karsyn Taylor Posey
Jay and Chrissy Posey of Waynesboro are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Karsyn Taylor, born September 2, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Christopher Michael Chapel, Jr.
Christopher Michael and Melissa Schondelmayer Chapel of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Christopher Michael, born August 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jaden Pierre Trey'Shaun
Anastasia Spann and Tommy Cheatham are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jaden Pierre Trey'Shaun, born September 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kaley Nicole Randall
Mark Timothy and Kiera Love Randall of Fort Drum, N.Y. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaley Nicole, born August 28, 2005 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, N.Y.

Tristen Elijah Bussey
Raymond Michael and Stephanie Marie Bussey of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tristen Elijah, born September 14, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Jasmine Nicole Smith
William and Melissa Smith of Graniteville are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jasmine Nicole, born August 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Christopher Michael Chapel, Jr.
Christopher Michael and Melissa Schondelmayer Chapel of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Christopher Michael, born August 10, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Raymond 'Levi' Guthrie
David and Heather Guthrie of Thomson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Raymond Levi, born August 13, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Kaley Nicole Randall
Mark Timothy and Kiera Love Randall of Fort Drum, N.Y. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaley Nicole, born August 28, 2005 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, N.Y.

Elizabeth Brooke Welch
Elizabeth Corley and Joshua Welch are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth 'Brooke', born September 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Raymond 'Levi' Guthrie
David and Heather Guthrie of Thomson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Raymond Levi, born August 13, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Prinster Vyshaun Antwan Miller, Jr.
Prinster Vyshaun Antwan Miller, Jr. Prinster Vyshaun Antwan and Christian Nicole Miller of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Prinster Vyshaun Antwan, Jr., born September 16, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Hope Aerial Jackson
Freddie Kesson and Lawan Jackson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hope Aerial, born August 31, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Hope Aerial Jackson
Freddie Kesson and Lawan Jackson of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hope Aerial, born August 31, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Christian Cole Carter
Howard Blane and Tina Mickler Carter of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Christian Cole, born September 9, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Deion Zanuck Berry
Priscilla Percival and Zanuck Berry are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Deion Zanuck, born September 9, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Blake Evin Owens
Kevin and Lacey Owens of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Blake Evin, born September 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Christian Cole Carter
Howard Blane and Tina Mickler Carter of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Christian Cole, born September 9, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Damon Marcus Cade

Blake Evin Owens
Kevin and Lacey Owens of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Blake Evin, born September 14, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Danielle Abeni Streetman

Roman Delano Ramsay
Tamara Huffman and Anthony Ramsay are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Roman Delano, born September 11, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Roman Delano Ramsay

Hannah Lee Kilpatrick
Thomas and April Kilpatrick of Blythe, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Lee, born September 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Blake Evin Owens

Karsyn Taylor Posey

Braves notebook

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

Late singles lift Florida over Atlanta

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.

Late singles lift Florida over Atlanta
MIAMI - Josh Willingham and pinch-hitter Lenny Harris both had two-run singles in the eighth inning, rallying the Florida Marlins over the Atlanta Braves 6-4 Saturday night in a game that included a rain delay of more than three hours.

Late singles lift Florida over Atlanta
MIAMI - Josh Willingham and pinch-hitter Lenny Harris both had two-run singles in the eighth inning, rallying the Florida Marlins over the Atlanta Braves 6-4 Saturday night in a game that included a rain delay of more than three hours.

Braves notebook
MIAMI - The thought of it evokes a bout of stomach-flipping nausea, he said, but being left off the postseason roster is a very real possibility for Braves rookie reliever Blaine Boyer.

Braves notebook
MIAMI - The thought of it evokes a bout of stomach-flipping nausea, he said, but being left off the postseason roster is a very real possibility for Braves rookie reliever Blaine Boyer.

Million-dollar homes are now a dime a dozen
NEW YORK - Everything about Frank Fazio's new two-bedroom apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side is decidedly average, including its price: a hair under $1 million.

Shortage of contractors, materials will slow rebuilding in Katrina's wake
NEW ORLEANS - Roberta Stewart picks through the muck layering the first floor of her home, her bare legs splattered in mud, her eyes surveying the putrid mess from behind a gas mask. Now that Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters have ebbed, she asks, who will help her rebuild?

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.

Business calendar

Shortage of contractors, materials will slow rebuilding in Katrina's wake
NEW ORLEANS - Roberta Stewart picks through the muck layering the first floor of her home, her bare legs splattered in mud, her eyes surveying the putrid mess from behind a gas mask. Now that Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters have ebbed, she asks, who will help her rebuild?

Shortage of contractors, materials will slow rebuilding in Katrina's wake

Ready to rent?

Richmond County property transfers

Million-dollar homes are now a dime a dozen
NEW YORK - Everything about Frank Fazio's new two-bedroom apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side is decidedly average, including its price: a hair under $1 million.

Business briefs

Business briefs
Do your supervisors have a tendency to blame the bearer of bad news?

Workers back on job for Boeing

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Sept. 14-23. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Million-dollar homes are now a dime a dozen

Business calendar
- Monday-Tuesday: Third annual Regional Minority Enterprise Conference & Expo; National Science Center's Fort Discovery; keynote speaker James R. Mundy, president and CEO of BankBlackwell, the nation's first black Internet bank; 5 p.m. Monday; 8 a.m. Tuesday; contact Helen Blocker-Adams at hba@hbagroup-intl.com or 792-1427.

Business calendar
- Monday-Tuesday: Third annual Regional Minority Enterprise Conference & Expo; National Science Center's Fort Discovery; keynote speaker James R. Mundy, president and CEO of BankBlackwell, the nation's first black Internet bank; 5 p.m. Monday; 8 a.m. Tuesday; contact Helen Blocker-Adams at hba@hbagroup-intl.com or 792-1427.

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.

Business briefs
Do your supervisors have a tendency to blame the bearer of bad news?

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.

Richmond County property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Sept. 14-23. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

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.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 2, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 1, 2005

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 2, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 1, 2005

Sales tax report, conflicting polls are missing one thing - the point

Sales tax report, conflicting polls are missing one thing - the point
It was a week of dueling polls, dual fund-raisers and a mayoral forum that gave interim Mayor Willie Mays' opponents ammunition to use against him with Augusta's upper-crust and older white voters who are inclined to support him.

Sales tax report, conflicting polls are missing one thing - the point
It was a week of dueling polls, dual fund-raisers and a mayoral forum that gave interim Mayor Willie Mays' opponents ammunition to use against him with Augusta's upper-crust and older white voters who are inclined to support him.

Tigers come up short again
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Given another chance at quarterback, Cory Randolph made the most of it.

Tigers come up short again

Tigers come up short again
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Given another chance at quarterback, Cory Randolph made the most of it.

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
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Florida's unstoppable offense. Chris Leak's dazzling exploits. Urban Meyer's brilliant system.

Crimson Tide crush Gators
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - With Brodie Croyle throwing two long touchdown passes and the defense producing a goal line stand and a bunch more big plays, No. 15 Alabama finally looked like a Southeastern Conference contender again.

Alabama defenders not intimidated by Gators

Crimson Tide crush Gators

Crimson Tide crush Gators
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - With Brodie Croyle throwing two long touchdown passes and the defense producing a goal line stand and a bunch more big plays, No. 15 Alabama finally looked like a Southeastern Conference contender again.

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

The Prodigal Daughter
God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called. That church-billboard truism may have been put into flesh by the odd and uplifting case of Augusta's own Ashley Smith.

The Prodigal Daughter

No immunity for this

Is there any shame left?

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.

Creeping crisis of confidence

Is there any shame left?
It took two high-water National Guard vehicles and a Coast Guard helicopter to help Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson rescue personal items from his flooded New Orleans home.

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.

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.

The Prodigal Daughter
God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called. That church-billboard truism may have been put into flesh by the odd and uplifting case of Augusta's own Ashley Smith.

Saving Pfizer's workers

Creeping crisis of confidence
A recent poll said 59 percent of Augustans believe the city is on the wrong track.

Creeping crisis of confidence
A recent poll said 59 percent of Augustans believe the city is on the wrong track.

Is there any shame left?
It took two high-water National Guard vehicles and a Coast Guard helicopter to help Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson rescue personal items from his flooded New Orleans home.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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."

Examine credit report to avoid error, ID theft
Q: I've been told it's a good idea to regularly monitor my credit status. Why is that important and how should I go about doing it?

Examine credit report to avoid error, ID theft

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

Examine credit report to avoid error, ID theft
Q: I've been told it's a good idea to regularly monitor my credit status. Why is that important and how should I go about doing it?

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.

Georgia Southern routs Elon
ELON, N.C. - Jayson Foster ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns and Jermaine Austin added 125 yards and two scores as Georgia Southern powered past Elon 49-7 on Saturday.

Georgia Southern routs Elon
ELON, N.C. - Jayson Foster ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns and Jermaine Austin added 125 yards and two scores as Georgia Southern powered past Elon 49-7 on Saturday.

Georgia Southern routs Elon

Six days before she turns 16, Wie to turn pro

Trahan and Choi lead Greensboro
GREENSBORO, N.C. - K.J. Choi had 5-under-67 and D.J. Trahan carded 66 Saturday to tie for the lead after the third round of the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro.

Eaks leads Gilder by one
CARY, N.C. - R.W. Eaks moved a step closer to his first win on the Champions Tour, shooting 6-under -par 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the SAS Championship.

Trahan and Choi lead Greensboro
GREENSBORO, N.C. - K.J. Choi had 5-under-67 and D.J. Trahan carded 66 Saturday to tie for the lead after the third round of the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro.

Trahan and Choi lead Greensboro

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.

Eaks leads Gilder by one
CARY, N.C. - R.W. Eaks moved a step closer to his first win on the Champions Tour, shooting 6-under -par 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the SAS Championship.

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.

Eaks leads Gilder by one

Rebels' defense crushes Eagles

Hudson, Bulldogs run over Rebels

Friday night rewind

Statesboro takes measure of Evans to stay unbeaten

Cross Creek blanks Butler

Friday's Prep Football scores

Kick gets win for Green Hornets

Panthers maul Greyhounds

Lincoln County rolls to region win

Blocked kick leads Bulldogs to overtime win

Patriots perform in must-win game

Thoroughbreds fall at home

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Friday night rewind
Strom Thurmond's strong chance at a state title this year was well-known. The Rebels returned Tavine Brannon, Justin Broadwater, Keon Cunningham, Tony Dugar, Kenneth Griffin, Coco Hillary, Matt Holmes, Kevin Jones and Matt Key, among others.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friday night rewind
Strom Thurmond's strong chance at a state title this year was well-known. The Rebels returned Tavine Brannon, Justin Broadwater, Keon Cunningham, Tony Dugar, Kenneth Griffin, Coco Hillary, Matt Holmes, Kevin Jones and Matt Key, among others.

New salary cap forced teams to unload stars

New salary cap forced teams to unload stars
Quick ... what team is Brett Hull on? How about Eric Lindros? Or Paul Kariya? What about Jeremy Roenick?

New salary cap forced teams to unload stars
Quick ... what team is Brett Hull on? How about Eric Lindros? Or Paul Kariya? What about Jeremy Roenick?

'Snow days' offer break from homework bewilderment
In this space last week, I questioned the wisdom of Georgia's governor for abruptly getting state schools to close for two "snow days" to conserve bus fuel.

'Snow days' offer break from homework bewilderment
In this space last week, I questioned the wisdom of Georgia's governor for abruptly getting state schools to close for two "snow days" to conserve bus fuel.

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

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

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

Mayoral candidate takes brave stand
I heard mayoral candidate Helen Blocker-Adams publicly criticized for not declaring herself Democrat or Republican. In a country where one political party is pitted against another to gain positions, it takes a special kind of person to be brave enough to declare that she does not intend to be a candidate for a special segment of people, but a candidate who will watch out for the interests of all the people in Augusta.Reuben Cooper, Hephzibah

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

Mayoral candidate takes brave stand
I heard mayoral candidate Helen Blocker-Adams publicly criticized for not declaring herself Democrat or Republican. In a country where one political party is pitted against another to gain positions, it takes a special kind of person to be brave enough to declare that she does not intend to be a candidate for a special segment of people, but a candidate who will watch out for the interests of all the people in Augusta.Reuben Cooper, Hephzibah

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

Holland can help lead us
As a former teacher at Glenn Hills High School, I must acknowledge the efforts of Mr. Calvin Holland in his quest for the Augusta Commission's District 5 seat.Adrienne Mayfield, Hartwell

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

School closings were a good idea

Your vote really makes a difference

Holland can help lead us

Mayoral candidate takes brave stand

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

Theory of evolution still evolving

Holland can help lead us
As a former teacher at Glenn Hills High School, I must acknowledge the efforts of Mr. Calvin Holland in his quest for the Augusta Commission's District 5 seat.Adrienne Mayfield, Hartwell

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.

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.

Living briefs

Never too late to plan for an emergency

Running skirt designed for looks, comfort

DJs are designers' secret weapons

House combines usefulness with very chic styling

Bright weather, beautiful views, quiet trails

Alderman's invitation needs no prefix

Fall foliage tours are growing

New moms don't have to be 'hot mamas'

Fashion's favorite fall color is pink

Fashion briefs

Youth culture testing boundaries of gender identity

Italian designers look toward a bright future

Never too late to plan for an emergency
In the wake of the tremendous destruction wrought by recent hurricanes, we thought it prudent to remind readers of the importance of having an emergency preparedness plan.

Bright weather, beautiful views, quiet trails
SAMEDAN, Switzerland - Summer is gone in the Alps, but those who remain are glad. It's taken the crowds and high prices with it, but left crystal clear air, brilliant foliage and vantage points uncluttered by tour parties - or even any other people at all.

House combines usefulness with very chic styling
Before moving to Lincolnton, Ga., almost 11 months ago, Teresa and Andy Wengrow had a beautiful home on more than 15 acres that they shared with their son and daughter.

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.

Bright weather, beautiful views, quiet trails
SAMEDAN, Switzerland - Summer is gone in the Alps, but those who remain are glad. It's taken the crowds and high prices with it, but left crystal clear air, brilliant foliage and vantage points uncluttered by tour parties - or even any other people at all.

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.

Alderman's invitation needs no prefix
Dear Carson: What is the proper way to address a wedding invitation to a couple when he is an alderman and she is a judge? - Invitation Issue

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.

Youth culture testing boundaries of gender identity
CHICAGO - When it comes to gender, Alex Polanco is not easily pegged. Some days, he wakes up in the morning and feels male, pulling on jeans and a T-shirt and leaving it at that. Other times, he wears makeup and one of the wigs he keeps in tidily packed boxes in his bedroom closet.

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.

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.

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.

Youth culture testing boundaries of gender identity
CHICAGO - When it comes to gender, Alex Polanco is not easily pegged. Some days, he wakes up in the morning and feels male, pulling on jeans and a T-shirt and leaving it at that. Other times, he wears makeup and one of the wigs he keeps in tidily packed boxes in his bedroom closet.

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.

Living briefs
Alison Shinn and Michael Ford could have met in an airport somewhere.

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.

New moms don't have to be 'hot mamas'
I'm done with getting pregnant. My middle-age eggs prefer to stay in the ovaries watching reruns of The Golden Girls instead of traveling to the fallopian tubes to troll for sperm.

House combines usefulness with very chic styling
Before moving to Lincolnton, Ga., almost 11 months ago, Teresa and Andy Wengrow had a beautiful home on more than 15 acres that they shared with their son and daughter.

Running skirt designed for looks, comfort
CHICAGO - Pro triathlete Nicole DeBoom was out running when she glimpsed her sweaty reflection in a store window.

New moms don't have to be 'hot mamas'
I'm done with getting pregnant. My middle-age eggs prefer to stay in the ovaries watching reruns of The Golden Girls instead of traveling to the fallopian tubes to troll for sperm.

Never too late to plan for an emergency
In the wake of the tremendous destruction wrought by recent hurricanes, we thought it prudent to remind readers of the importance of having an emergency preparedness plan.

Alderman's invitation needs no prefix
Dear Carson: What is the proper way to address a wedding invitation to a couple when he is an alderman and she is a judge? - Invitation Issue

Fall foliage tours are growing
GEORGETOWN, Colo. - Tourists head for the peaks above this historic mining town to see autumn leaves of gold and orange that turn a bit bolder each day amid the forest of thick, green pine.

Running skirt designed for looks, comfort
CHICAGO - Pro triathlete Nicole DeBoom was out running when she glimpsed her sweaty reflection in a store window.

Fall foliage tours are growing
GEORGETOWN, Colo. - Tourists head for the peaks above this historic mining town to see autumn leaves of gold and orange that turn a bit bolder each day amid the forest of thick, green pine.

Living briefs
Alison Shinn and Michael Ford could have met in an airport somewhere.

State struggles to manage parks

Comcast employees work to renovate Augusta club
With two young daughters and a full-time job as a customer service representative for Comcast Cable, Marlo Heffernan needs all the free time she can get.

Global warming affects Southeast
Augusta could be a very different place in the not-so-distant future.

Scientists debate hurricane surge

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.

Celebrity service

Celebrity service
Cher Best, one-half of 96.3 KISS-FM's radio show team Fattz and Cher, serves food at the Celebrity Men's Great Outdoor Cook-Off at Lake Olmstead Park.

Housing market thrives, but for how much longer?

Agencies' active warrants pile up
AIKEN - The arrest warrant for Joseph Hankerson might be the one Aiken police wish they could serve the most.

Agencies' active warrants pile up

Incumbent squares off against retired principal in District 5
The District 5 Augusta Commission race pits an incumbent commissioner who sees service to the community as "a calling" against a retired coach and principal who decided to run because of "a vision."

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

Augusta area's weekend events

Correction

News you can use
Few things are more frustrating than being 20 years old. You're less than 365 days from a new universe of night life options, and chances are some of your friends have already turned 21. But you needn't waste Friday nights cruising Washington Road. Here are some options:

Comic tribute brings 32,000 to small town Utopia in Harlem

Budget consultant selected

Test headline
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District 7 candidates' views differ on sales tax
Former Augusta Commissioner Jerry Brigham sums up the race for the District 7 seat this way: "None of 'em in this race can say they're not in politics." And that includes him.

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.

News you can use
Few things are more frustrating than being 20 years old. You're less than 365 days from a new universe of night life options, and chances are some of your friends have already turned 21. But you needn't waste Friday nights cruising Washington Road. Here are some options:

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.

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area

Comcast employees work to renovate Augusta club

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Cecil R. Taliaferro, a former Allen University administrator and longtime educator, says he'll run for the Democratic nomination to succeed retiring Inez Tenenbaum as state education superintendent.

Global warming affects Southeast

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.

Across Georgia

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Signs pointing Hardy fans in right direction

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.

Augusta sees dry September

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.

News you can use

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

Housing market thrives, but for how much longer?
New-home construction, the red-hot industry that remained a bright spot even during the economy's darkest days, is finally starting to show signs of a slowdown.

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.

Cost of fuel puts truckers in bind
Do you get angry paying $50, $60 or $70 to fill your tank with regular unleaded gasoline?

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.

Comic tribute brings 32,000 to small town Utopia in Harlem
More than 32,000 Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy fans and look-alikes packed downtown Harlem on Saturday for the 17th annual Oliver Hardy Festival.

Where we live

Arkansas governor boosts fundraiser in South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee helped the South Carolina Republican Party raise at least $80,000 at a fundraiser for 2006 elections at the Governor's Mansion complex.

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

Correction
- A life chain will be held at 2 p.m. today at Alleluia Community School. The day was incorrect in the Faith Calendar in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

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
Today's Kid of the Day is Tyler Ryan Schultz of Evans

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

District 7 candidates' views differ on sales tax
Former Augusta Commissioner Jerry Brigham sums up the race for the District 7 seat this way: "None of 'em in this race can say they're not in politics." And that includes him.

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.

Scientists debate hurricane surge
The notion that global warming is the primary culprit behind a string of fiercer and more frequent hurricanes is attracting a lot of press this year.

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

Woman is found dead in trash can

Cost of fuel puts truckers in bind

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

North Augusta 2000 gets ready for next 5-year plan

Return of tax pumps up prices

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.

Across Georgia

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

Kid of the Day

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 the area

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.

University tunes in to Georgia's state reptile

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.

Comic tribute brings 32,000 to small town Utopia in Harlem
More than 32,000 Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy fans and look-alikes packed downtown Harlem on Saturday for the 17th annual Oliver Hardy Festival.

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.

Suit against jail is settled

Across the area

Across South Carolina

Arkansas governor boosts fundraiser in South Carolina

Counties fare well in round of exams

Across the southeast

Across the Southeast

Incumbent squares off against retired principal in District 5

Woman is found dead in trash can
Lillie Winfield knew something was wrong when she passed her neighbor's house on the way to church Saturday.

Across South Carolina

Scientists debate hurricane surge
The notion that global warming is the primary culprit behind a string of fiercer and more frequent hurricanes is attracting a lot of press this year.

News you can use

Incumbent squares off against retired principal in District 5
The District 5 Augusta Commission race pits an incumbent commissioner who sees service to the community as "a calling" against a retired coach and principal who decided to run because of "a vision."

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.

Comcast employees work to renovate Augusta club
With two young daughters and a full-time job as a customer service representative for Comcast Cable, Marlo Heffernan needs all the free time she can get.

District 7 candidates' views differ on sales tax

Where we live
A weekly snapshot of the interesting places that make up the Augusta area

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

North Augusta 2000 gets ready for next 5-year plan
NORTH AUGUSTA - It never hurts to set lofty goals.

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
Today's Kid of the Day is Tyler Ryan Schultz of Evans

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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

Cost of fuel puts truckers in bind
Do you get angry paying $50, $60 or $70 to fill your tank with regular unleaded gasoline?

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

North Augusta 2000 gets ready for next 5-year plan
NORTH AUGUSTA - It never hurts to set lofty goals.

Kid of the Day

Agencies' active warrants pile up
AIKEN - The arrest warrant for Joseph Hankerson might be the one Aiken police wish they could serve the most.

Woman is found dead in trash can
Lillie Winfield knew something was wrong when she passed her neighbor's house on the way to church Saturday.

Housing market thrives, but for how much longer?
New-home construction, the red-hot industry that remained a bright spot even during the economy's darkest days, is finally starting to show signs of a slowdown.

Celebrity service
Cher Best, one-half of 96.3 KISS-FM's radio show team Fattz and Cher, serves food at the Celebrity Men's Great Outdoor Cook-Off at Lake Olmstead Park.

Global warming affects Southeast
Augusta could be a very different place in the not-so-distant future.

Correction
- A life chain will be held at 2 p.m. today at Alleluia Community School. The day was incorrect in the Faith Calendar in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

Across the southeast
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in a recent report to the federal government, classified the spotted skunk and the striped skunk as species of "unknown" status. They could be doing fine, or on the brink of extinction.

Arkansas governor boosts fundraiser in South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee helped the South Carolina Republican Party raise at least $80,000 at a fundraiser for 2006 elections at the Governor's Mansion complex.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - Beauty queen Sharron Nicole Redmond, who was acquitted of murder earlier this year in the death of her boyfriend, has filed a countersuit against the man's family.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Cecil R. Taliaferro, a former Allen University administrator and longtime educator, says he'll run for the Democratic nomination to succeed retiring Inez Tenenbaum as state education superintendent.

Across the area
An Augusta man was shot twice during a home invasion in the 1500 block of Koger Road Saturday night.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - Beauty queen Sharron Nicole Redmond, who was acquitted of murder earlier this year in the death of her boyfriend, has filed a countersuit against the man's family.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

It's easy to rank the very worst rankingsJumpFromMichaux
The No. 1 most ridiculous obsession in the world is ranking everything.

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.

It's easy to rank the very worst rankingsJumpFromMichaux
The No. 1 most ridiculous obsession in the world is ranking everything.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

NASCAR notebook
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Less than a day after NASCAR admitted Jimmie Johnson won last Sunday's race at Dover, Del., with exotic shock absorbers that didn't pass initial post-race inspection, the sanctioning body took a stand against cheating by walking crew chief Todd Berrier from the garage Saturday.

Track's danger is No. 1 worry

Track's danger is No. 1 worry
TALLADEGA, Ala. - As the points leader in the Chase for the Championship, Jimmie Johnson has one goal during today's UAW-Ford 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway - finish in one piece.

Track's danger is No. 1 worry
TALLADEGA, Ala. - As the points leader in the Chase for the Championship, Jimmie Johnson has one goal during today's UAW-Ford 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway - finish in one piece.

NASCAR notebook

NASCAR notebook
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Less than a day after NASCAR admitted Jimmie Johnson won last Sunday's race at Dover, Del., with exotic shock absorbers that didn't pass initial post-race inspection, the sanctioning body took a stand against cheating by walking crew chief Todd Berrier from the garage Saturday.

Title hopes up for new Miami

Title hopes up for new Miami
MIAMI - Slumped at his locker, moments after Miami's season ended in a Game 7 loss to Detroit in the Eastern Conference finals, Shaquille O'Neal was looking toward the future.

Title hopes up for new Miami
MIAMI - Slumped at his locker, moments after Miami's season ended in a Game 7 loss to Detroit in the Eastern Conference finals, Shaquille O'Neal was looking toward the future.

NFL Power rankings for week 4

Favre looks to lift Packers out of 0-3 hole

Cornerback returns, hopes to stay healthy this time

Woody Hayes would love these Atlanta Falcons

Area players in the NFL

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lincoln Marsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Dukes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Joy V. Classen    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosalie E. Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Troy E. Carroll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Bishop    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bennett    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Troy E. Carroll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Harrison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Albert Dugar    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Good Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosalie E. Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Newsome    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Troy E. Carroll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harlow L. Neely, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lincoln Marsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Newsome    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carol Wehunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne H. Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Troy E. Carroll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Dukes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Bishop    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Harrison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John C. Daniels    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Donald Scarborough    (RINCON, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Newsome    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne H. Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Carol Wehunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Scarborough    (RINCON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Newsome    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. John C. Daniels    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lincoln Marsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Katie Bell Ivery    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Harlow L. Neely, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Luther Marshall    (NEW YORK)

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

Mrs. Katie Bell Ivery    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

SFC Ronald W. King    (BOERNE, TX)

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

Mrs. Lula C. Jackson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Luther Marshall    (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Laura Harrison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Albert Dugar    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Lincoln Marsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joy V. Classen    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

SFC Ronald W. King    (BOERNE, TX)

Mrs. Mary Bennett    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula C. Jackson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Laura Harrison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Good Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Harlow L. Neely, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John C. Daniels (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Rosalie E. Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Good Barnhart (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Scarborough (RINCON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lincoln Marsh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mr. Monroe Timmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Marshall (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Albert Dugar (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. Frederick Welcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Bell Ivery (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bennett (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Mary Dukes (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur P. McKee (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lincoln Marsh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Bishop (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula C. Jackson (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Linda Newsome (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

SFC Ronald W. King (BOERNE, TX)

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

Mrs. Joy V. Classen (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Linda Newsome (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Sorry, no gulf here: People in these parts pull together
Donnie Smith isn't paying much mind to the Washington blame game in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Sorry, no gulf here: People in these parts pull together
Donnie Smith isn't paying much mind to the Washington blame game in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Sorry, no gulf here: People in these parts pull together
Donnie Smith isn't paying much mind to the Washington blame game in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Biddle returns to Aiken to seek title

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Overtime

Sports rants

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

Luncheon features Williams

Biddle returns to Aiken to seek title
AIKEN - Tommy Biddle Jr. grew up playing polo in Aiken and, when he turned professional, moved to Florida.

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.

Luncheon features Williams
It's no accident the top men's college basketball coach in America will be visiting Augusta this week.

Biddle returns to Aiken to seek title
AIKEN - Tommy Biddle Jr. grew up playing polo in Aiken and, when he turned professional, moved to Florida.

Sports rants
The Braves are not worthy of a second World Series. Too much emphasis on the refugee Jones and he is not worth an MVP. Yes, it would not be a good World Series without the Yanks.

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

Area sports 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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

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

Overtime
In Luxembourg, top-seeded Kim Clijsters beat fourth-seeded Nathalie Dechy, of France, 6-3, 6-1 and will play for the title of the Fortis Championships today against Anna-Lena Groenefeld, of Germany.

Area sports 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. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Luncheon features Williams
It's no accident the top men's college basketball coach in America will be visiting Augusta this week.

Overtime
In Luxembourg, top-seeded Kim Clijsters beat fourth-seeded Nathalie Dechy, of France, 6-3, 6-1 and will play for the title of the Fortis Championships today against Anna-Lena Groenefeld, of Germany.

Sports rants
The Braves are not worthy of a second World Series. Too much emphasis on the refugee Jones and he is not worth an MVP. Yes, it would not be a good World Series without the Yanks.

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.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar

Trophy stripers can now be kept
That's what anglers can expect when they cast topwater plugs along pilings and sandbars in the Savannah River, where - for the first time since 1989 - a limited harvest of striped bass became legal on Saturday.

Trophy stripers can now be kept
That's what anglers can expect when they cast topwater plugs along pilings and sandbars in the Savannah River, where - for the first time since 1989 - a limited harvest of striped bass became legal on Saturday.

Area players in the NFL
How they faired.

Woody Hayes would love these Atlanta Falcons
ATLANTA - Woody Hayes usually defended the "three yards and a cloud of dust" offense by explaining his disdain for throwing the football.

Area players in the NFL
How they faired.

Woody Hayes would love these Atlanta Falcons
ATLANTA - Woody Hayes usually defended the "three yards and a cloud of dust" offense by explaining his disdain for throwing the football.

Favre looks to lift Packers out of 0-3 hole
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The last time Green Bay opened a season 0-3 was 1988 and Brett Favre was a sophomore in college. Four seasons later, the Packers' made him their starting quarterback and never looked back.

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.

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.

Favre looks to lift Packers out of 0-3 hole
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The last time Green Bay opened a season 0-3 was 1988 and Brett Favre was a sophomore in college. Four seasons later, the Packers' made him their starting quarterback and never looked back.

NFL Power rankings for week 4
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

NFL Power rankings for week 4
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?"

Trophy stripers can now be kept

It's easy to rank the very worst rankingsJumpFromMichaux

Vandals' initial break-in criminalizes Harris Poll

Ricky Gervais steps forward in the HBO comedy 'Extras'
NEW YORK - Ricky Gervais is fascinated by how a camera can skew the flow of ordinary life.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

'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.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Years ago, when viewers still had the capacity to be shocked by what they saw on TV, the unfolding spectacle known simply as "O.J." kept them reeling.

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

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Years ago, when viewers still had the capacity to be shocked by what they saw on TV, the unfolding spectacle known simply as "O.J." kept them reeling.

Ricky Gervais steps forward in the HBO comedy 'Extras'

Ricky Gervais steps forward in the HBO comedy 'Extras'
NEW YORK - Ricky Gervais is fascinated by how a camera can skew the flow of ordinary life.

People in the News

Charlize Theron gets star on walk of fame

Prosecutors considering charges against Kate Moss

Tigers tear up Gamecocks
AUBURN, Ala. - Brandon Cox threw for 245 yards and a touchdown, and Auburn scored on five of its first seven possessions in a 48-7 win over South Carolina on Saturday night.

Auburn-South Carolina battle of young QBs

Tigers tear up Gamecocks
AUBURN, Ala. - Brandon Cox threw for 245 yards and a touchdown, and Auburn scored on five of its first seven possessions in a 48-7 win over South Carolina on Saturday night.

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?

Tigers tear up Gamecocks

Around the block

Time is taking heavy toll on World War II veterans

Red Cross still having blood drives in Aiken

Tournament champs

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Across the river

Recycling centers

Reunions

Athlete Spotlight: Sarah Meyer

This week

Library events

Meetings

Area adult literacy sites

CSRA Bridge Club Results

Events

Group targets sleep-related infant deaths

Recreation center events

Children are vital part of benefit show

Wily coyotes should avoid Hitchcock Woods

Middle school pupils raise money for hurricane victims

Pet of the week

My, she's aging well

Burn victim will not let car accident ruin his life

Readings will urge thought for Jews

Faith digest

Focus on essentials to achieve unity

Synagogue membership fees deter some worshippers

Faith calendar

Prayer service set for mental health