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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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:

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.

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

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.

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

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:

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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:

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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 examines the female form - scientifically

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

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."

Coliseum authority shows no remorse

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.

Sherlock Holmes is still sleuthing away

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.

'Lovesick' explores tragic life of singer

'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.

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.

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.

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.

Major league baseball notebook

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

'Snow days' offer break from homework bewilderment

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Christian Cole Carter

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

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.

Jaden Pierre Trey'Shaun

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.

Damon Marcus Cade

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.

Raymond 'Levi' Guthrie

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.

Roman Delano Ramsay

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.

Hannah Lee Kilpatrick

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.

Blake Evin Owens

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.

Elizabeth Brooke Welch

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.

Jasmine Nicole Smith

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.

Nicholas Bane Cook

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.

Prinster Vyshaun Antwan Miller, Jr.

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.

Tre'Shon N'Kiah Hinkins

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.

Karsyn Taylor Posey

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.

Mia Sloane Woods

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.

Landon Donnie Harrell

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.

Kaley Nicole Randall

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.

Christopher Michael Chapel, Jr.

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.

Hope Aerial Jackson

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.

Deion Zanuck Berry

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.

Kailey Abigail Thompson

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.

Tristen Elijah Bussey

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.

Keelor Neil Munn

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Late singles lift Florida over Atlanta

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.

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

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.

Workers back on job for Boeing

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.

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.

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.

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 briefs

Ready to rent?

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?

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:

Business calendar

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.

Million-dollar homes are now a dime a dozen

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

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.

Richmond County property transfers

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

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 2, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 1, 2005

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 1, 2005

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 2, 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.

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

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
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Given another chance at quarterback, Cory Randolph made the most of it.

Tigers come up short again

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

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.

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.

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.

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

No immunity for this

Creeping crisis of confidence

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.

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

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.

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
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.

Is there any shame left?

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

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.

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

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.

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."

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.

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

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

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.

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
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.

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.

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
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.

Eaks leads Gilder by one

Six days before she turns 16, Wie to turn pro

Blocked kick leads Bulldogs to overtime win

Thoroughbreds fall at home

Friday night rewind

Patriots perform in must-win game

Panthers maul Greyhounds

Hudson, Bulldogs run over Rebels

Kick gets win for Green Hornets

Statesboro takes measure of Evans to stay unbeaten

Rebels' defense crushes Eagles

Friday's Prep Football scores

Cross Creek blanks Butler

Lincoln County rolls to region win

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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 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.

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

Your vote really makes a difference

School closings were a good idea

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.

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

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

Holland can help lead us

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

Theory of evolution still evolving

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Mayoral candidate takes brave stand

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

Fall foliage tours are growing

Italian designers look toward a bright future

Fashion's favorite fall color is pink

Living briefs

Youth culture testing boundaries of gender identity

Never too late to plan for an emergency

Bright weather, beautiful views, quiet trails

DJs are designers' secret weapons

Alderman's invitation needs no prefix

House combines usefulness with very chic styling

Running skirt designed for looks, comfort

Fashion briefs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Agencies' active warrants pile up

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.

Kid of the Day

University tunes in to Georgia's state reptile

North Augusta 2000 gets ready for next 5-year plan

Augusta sees dry September

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.

Suit against jail is settled

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

Across the Southeast

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.

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.

Global warming affects Southeast

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.

Signs pointing Hardy fans in right direction

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

State struggles to manage parks

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Where we live

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

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

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."

Scientists debate hurricane surge

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.

News you can use

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.

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.

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 area's weekend events

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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:

Cost of fuel puts truckers in bind

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 Georgia

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:

Comcast employees work to renovate Augusta club

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Correction

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.

Housing market thrives, but for how much longer?

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

Celebrity service

Test headline
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Counties fare well in round of exams

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.

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.

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 South Carolina

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

Across the area

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

Across Georgia

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.

Return of tax pumps up prices

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Woman is found dead in trash can

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

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.

District 7 candidates' views differ on sales tax

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.

News you can use

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

Across South Carolina

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.

Incumbent squares off against retired principal in District 5

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.

Across the southeast

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

Arkansas governor boosts fundraiser in South Carolina

Budget consultant selected

Across the area

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

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.

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

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
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

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
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
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

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.

Favre looks to lift Packers out of 0-3 hole

NFL Power rankings for week 4

Area players in the NFL

Cornerback returns, hopes to stay healthy this time

Woody Hayes would love these Atlanta Falcons

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

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

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Troy E. Carroll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Good Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Bennett    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Bennett    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Troy E. Carroll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Albert Dugar    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Troy E. Carroll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Scarborough    (RINCON, Ga.)

Mr. Lincoln Marsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Newsome    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Frances Good Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Laura Harrison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Albert Dugar    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Laura Harrison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

SFC Ronald W. King    (BOERNE, TX)

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

Mr. Lincoln Marsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Linda Newsome    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Scarborough    (RINCON, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

SFC Ronald W. King    (BOERNE, TX)

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

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

Mr. Luther Marshall    (NEW YORK)

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Lincoln Marsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne H. Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Bell Ivery    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Marshall    (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Linda Newsome    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Troy E. Carroll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wayne H. Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Mary Dukes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Katie Bell Ivery    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Harrison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Lincoln Marsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Harrison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Ms. Mary Dukes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Newsome    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Dukes (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Frederick Welcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones (APPLING, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Inez Barnes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Monroe Timmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Newsome (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carol Wehunt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Katie Bell Ivery (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lincoln Marsh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lincoln Marsh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Donald Scarborough (RINCON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Luther Marshall (NEW YORK)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Linda Newsome (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Carol Wehunt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

SFC Ronald W. King (BOERNE, TX)

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

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

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Good Barnhart (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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.

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

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Luncheon features Williams

Biddle returns to Aiken to seek title

Sports rants

Overtime

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

Area players in the NFL
How they faired.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?"

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.

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

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

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

Trophy stripers can now be kept

Vandals' initial break-in criminalizes Harris Poll

It's easy to rank the very worst rankingsJumpFromMichaux

Ricky Gervais steps forward in the HBO comedy 'Extras'

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

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'
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
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
NEW YORK - The set didn't collapse. No one forgot his lines. Too bad.

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

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

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

Prosecutors considering charges against Kate Moss

Charlize Theron gets star on walk of fame

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?

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-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

Events

Group targets sleep-related infant deaths

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Time is taking heavy toll on World War II veterans

Middle school pupils raise money for hurricane victims

Reunions

My, she's aging well

Across the river

Athlete Spotlight: Sarah Meyer

Tournament champs

Children are vital part of benefit show

Wily coyotes should avoid Hitchcock Woods

Pet of the week

Area adult literacy sites

Recycling centers

Around the block

Recreation center events

This week

Red Cross still having blood drives in Aiken

Library events

CSRA Bridge Club Results

Meetings

Synagogue membership fees deter some worshippers

Prayer service set for mental health

Faith digest

Burn victim will not let car accident ruin his life

Faith calendar

Readings will urge thought for Jews

Focus on essentials to achieve unity