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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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."

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.

Taking a walk in Jennifer Weiner's shoes

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.

Taking a walk in Jennifer Weiner's shoes
PHILADELPHIA - Shiny SUVs, cookie-cutter McMansions and perfectly manicured supermommies - it's a scene straight out of the American Dream until someone gets a knife in her back.

'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.

Taking a walk in Jennifer Weiner's shoes
PHILADELPHIA - Shiny SUVs, cookie-cutter McMansions and perfectly manicured supermommies - it's a scene straight out of the American Dream until someone gets a knife in her back.

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

'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

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.

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."

Sherlock Holmes is still sleuthing away

'Lovesick' explores tragic life of singer

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.

Red Sox win AL wild card race
BOSTON - The champagne had a brief wait and a short trip after the New York Yankees clinched the AL East at Fenway Park.

Major league baseball notebook

Red Sox win AL wild card race
BOSTON - The champagne had a brief wait and a short trip after the New York Yankees clinched the AL East at Fenway Park.

Red Sox win AL wild card race

Astros clinch NL wild card berth

Yanks get satisfaction

Astros clinch NL wild card berth
HOUSTON - The Houston Astros clinched the NL wild card on the final day of the regular season - just like they did last year.

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.

Astros clinch NL wild card berth
HOUSTON - The Houston Astros clinched the NL wild card on the final day of the regular season - just like they did last year.

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.

'Snow days' offer break from homework bewilderment

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

Danielle Abeni Streetman

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.

Jaden Pierre Trey'Shaun

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.

Hannah Lee Kilpatrick

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.

Nicholas Bane Cook

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

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.

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.

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.

Christian Cole Carter

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

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.

Raymond 'Levi' Guthrie

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.

Roman Delano Ramsay

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.

Blake Evin Owens

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.

Elizabeth Brooke Welch

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.

Jasmine Nicole Smith

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.

Prinster Vyshaun Antwan Miller, 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.

Tre'Shon N'Kiah Hinkins

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.

Karsyn Taylor Posey

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.

Mia Sloane Woods

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.

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

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.

Christopher Michael Chapel, Jr.

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.

Deion Zanuck Berry

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.

Kailey Abigail Thompson

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.

Tristen Elijah Bussey

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.

Keelor Neil Munn

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Atlanta drops final regular season game

Atlanta drops final regular season game
MIAMI - To complete the cycle, the regular season ended in the same fashion in which it began for the Braves.

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.

Atlanta drops final regular season game
MIAMI - To complete the cycle, the regular season ended in the same fashion in which it began for the Braves.

Late singles lift Florida over Atlanta

Braves notebook

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.

Automotive R&D thrives in Michigan, but will it stay?
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - Michigan's automotive future doesn't lie in the sprawling plants and smokestacks of the Detroit area, but in scores of nondescript office parks.

Canada's tar sands industry booming
FORT McMURRAY, Canada - The smell of oil hangs in the air over the Muskeg River Mine, a vast open pit the size of several dozen city blocks. Fed by enormous hydraulic shovels, huge dump trucks carry black, sticky sand that will eventually be turned into crude oil.

Google morphing into multifaceted juggernaut
SAN FRANCISCO - In just seven years, Google Inc. has morphed from a bare-bones online search engine into a technological octopus that seems to sprout another intriguing tentacle every other week.

Shale proving a tough nut to crack for industry
MEEKER, Colo. - Out in sagebrush country, Kenneth Brown is standing over part of the world's most concentrated energy resource, land that holds up to 1 million barrels of oil per acre. Too bad it's locked up in layers of rock in some places hundreds of feet underground.

Million-dollar homes are now a dime a dozen

Canada's tar sands industry booming
FORT McMURRAY, Canada - The smell of oil hangs in the air over the Muskeg River Mine, a vast open pit the size of several dozen city blocks. Fed by enormous hydraulic shovels, huge dump trucks carry black, sticky sand that will eventually be turned into crude oil.

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

Shale getting a new look from energy industry
PARACHUTE, Colo. - The brush-covered landscape of buttes and desert just west of the Rockies, already dotted with oil and gas rigs, could be in store for another resource boom as the energy industry turns a fresh eye toward developing oil shale.

Google morphing into multifaceted juggernaut

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.

Shale getting a new look from energy industry
PARACHUTE, Colo. - The brush-covered landscape of buttes and desert just west of the Rockies, already dotted with oil and gas rigs, could be in store for another resource boom as the energy industry turns a fresh eye toward developing oil shale.

Automotive R&D thrives in Michigan, but will it stay?
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - Michigan's automotive future doesn't lie in the sprawling plants and smokestacks of the Detroit area, but in scores of nondescript office parks.

Shale getting a new look from energy industry

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.

Shale proving a tough nut to crack for industry
MEEKER, Colo. - Out in sagebrush country, Kenneth Brown is standing over part of the world's most concentrated energy resource, land that holds up to 1 million barrels of oil per acre. Too bad it's locked up in layers of rock in some places hundreds of feet underground.

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:

Richmond County property transfers

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
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?

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?

Shale proving a tough nut to crack for industry

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.

Canada's tar sands industry booming

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

Google morphing into multifaceted juggernaut
SAN FRANCISCO - In just seven years, Google Inc. has morphed from a bare-bones online search engine into a technological octopus that seems to sprout another intriguing tentacle every other week.

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

Automotive R&D thrives in Michigan, but will it stay?

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 2, 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.

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.

Normal game week proves odd for LSU

USC keeps rolling but those sputtering starts are a concern
TEMPE, Ariz. - The problem with big comebacks is something bad has to happen to make them necessary.

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.

'Bama announces return to prominence
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama's fans didn't want to leave the stands after a game that was decided long before it actually ended, and the players lingered on the field celebrating along with them.

'Bama announces return to prominence

Normal game week proves odd for LSU
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The latest abnormality on LSU's schedule is, well, its first typical week of the season.

Crimson Tide crush Gators

'Bama announces return to prominence
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama's fans didn't want to leave the stands after a game that was decided long before it actually ended, and the players lingered on the field celebrating along with them.

USC keeps rolling but those sputtering starts are a concern

Normal game week proves odd for LSU
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The latest abnormality on LSU's schedule is, well, its first typical week of the season.

USC keeps rolling but those sputtering starts are a concern
TEMPE, Ariz. - The problem with big comebacks is something bad has to happen to make them necessary.

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.

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

Tougher sex crime laws
Is it possible to write a law that's too harsh on sex offenders, especially those who prey on children? Georgians could find out if Republicans in the state House of Representatives have their way.

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.

Ariel Sharon hangs on
It was hoped, even expected, in some quarters that Israel's removal of Jewish settlements and unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip several weeks ago would result in a major step toward a peace pact with the Palestinian Authority, headed up by the late Yasser Arafat's successor, Mahmoud Abbas.

Ariel Sharon hangs on

The Prodigal Daughter

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

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.

Is there any shame left?

Ariel Sharon hangs on
It was hoped, even expected, in some quarters that Israel's removal of Jewish settlements and unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip several weeks ago would result in a major step toward a peace pact with the Palestinian Authority, headed up by the late Yasser Arafat's successor, Mahmoud Abbas.

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.

Tougher sex crime laws

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.

Tougher sex crime laws
Is it possible to write a law that's too harsh on sex offenders, especially those who prey on children? Georgians could find out if Republicans in the state House of Representatives have their way.

Paris Hilton: 'I'm just not ready for marriage'
LOS ANGELES - Paris Hilton said Saturday she ended her five-month engagement to a Greek shipping heir because she's "not ready for marriage" and didn't want it to end in divorce.

Roy Horn, two years after tiger attack
LAS VEGAS - Roy Horn says "the magic is back."

Paris Hilton: 'I'm just not ready for marriage'
LOS ANGELES - Paris Hilton said Saturday she ended her five-month engagement to a Greek shipping heir because she's "not ready for marriage" and didn't want it to end in divorce.

Roy Horn, two years after tiger attack
LAS VEGAS - Roy Horn says "the magic is back."

Is there a natural gas alternative for home heating?
Q. With oil and natural-gas prices so high, I'm thinking about looking at alternative energy sources to heat my home. What do I need to know?

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

Is there a natural gas alternative for home heating?
Q. With oil and natural-gas prices so high, I'm thinking about looking at alternative energy sources to heat my home. What do I need to know?

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?

Is there a natural gas alternative for home heating?

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.

Yellow Jackets use loss as motivationGeorgia Tech
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's football team lost 51-7 in its last game after starting the season 3-0.

Georgia Southern routs Elon

Yellow Jackets use loss as motivationGeorgia Tech

Yes, officer, that wreck was the car's fault

Gove wins rain-shortened Oregon Classic
EUGENE, Ore. - Jeff Gove won the Nationwide Tour's Oregon Classic on Sunday when steady morning rain forced tournament officials to cancel the fourth round.

Augusta State golfer in hospital after accident

Irwin wins SAS Championship
CARY, N.C. - Hale Irwin won for the fourth time this year to push his Champions Tour-record victory total to 44, capping a back-nine run with an eagle in a two-stroke victory over Tom Jenkins and Bob Gilder on Sunday in the SAS Championship.

Augusta State golfer in hospital after accident
An Augusta State women's golfer is at Medical College of Georgia Hospital after a Saturday night accident.

Fast start carries Choi to third career title
GREENSBORO, N.C. - K.J. Choi had the look of a champion from the start.

Jang in three-way tie for LPGA lead
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. - British Open champion Jeong Jang shot a 5-under 66 to join South Korean compatriot Hee-Won Han and Karine Icher of France as the second-round leaders by two shots in the fog-delayed LPGA Office Depot Championship on Sunday.

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.

Irwin wins SAS Championship

Fast start carries Choi to third career title

Jang in three-way tie for LPGA lead

Gove wins rain-shortened Oregon Classic

Eaks leads Gilder by one

Trahan and Choi lead Greensboro

Montgomerie wins Dunhill Links

Jang in three-way tie for LPGA lead
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. - British Open champion Jeong Jang shot a 5-under 66 to join South Korean compatriot Hee-Won Han and Karine Icher of France as the second-round leaders by two shots in the fog-delayed LPGA Office Depot Championship on Sunday.

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.

Irwin wins SAS Championship
CARY, N.C. - Hale Irwin won for the fourth time this year to push his Champions Tour-record victory total to 44, capping a back-nine run with an eagle in a two-stroke victory over Tom Jenkins and Bob Gilder on Sunday in the SAS Championship.

Gove wins rain-shortened Oregon Classic
EUGENE, Ore. - Jeff Gove won the Nationwide Tour's Oregon Classic on Sunday when steady morning rain forced tournament officials to cancel the fourth round.

Fast start carries Choi to third career title
GREENSBORO, N.C. - K.J. Choi had the look of a champion from the start.

Montgomerie wins Dunhill Links
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Colin Montgomerie birdied the last hole to win the Dunhill Links Championship by a stroke Sunday, rallying from a five-shot deficit for his first victory in his home country since 1999.

Augusta State golfer in hospital after accident
An Augusta State women's golfer is at Medical College of Georgia Hospital after a Saturday night accident.

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.

Montgomerie wins Dunhill Links
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Colin Montgomerie birdied the last hole to win the Dunhill Links Championship by a stroke Sunday, rallying from a five-shot deficit for his first victory in his home country since 1999.

Friday night rewind

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.

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

'Coach' Holland is a strong leader
I am writing this letter of support for Calvin Holland, candidate for the Augusta Commission seat for District 5.Gardenia C. Wright, Martinez

'Coach' Holland is a strong leader

Writer's anti-war letter had it all wrong
Patricia Lavin's Sept. 27 letter, "Real patriots oppose war in Iraq," citing "billions of world citizens who are opposed to the Bush war of choice" - is simply pure drivel.Floyd Brown, Grovetown

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

Writer's anti-war letter had it all wrong
Patricia Lavin's Sept. 27 letter, "Real patriots oppose war in Iraq," citing "billions of world citizens who are opposed to the Bush war of choice" - is simply pure drivel.Floyd Brown, Grovetown

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

'Coach' Holland is a strong leader
I am writing this letter of support for Calvin Holland, candidate for the Augusta Commission seat for District 5.Gardenia C. Wright, Martinez

Writer's anti-war letter had it all wrong

Mayoral candidate takes brave stand

Holland can help lead us

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

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

Living briefs

Bright weather, beautiful views, quiet trails

Product review: Recording Web radio, TiVo style

Forensic portrait re-creates a young Washington

Gyms running after baby boomers

Running skirt designed for looks, comfort

Youth culture testing boundaries of gender identity

Alderman's invitation needs no prefix

House combines usefulness with very chic styling

Mighty Marvel heroes come to life in trio of video games

Fall foliage tours are growing

Never too late to plan for an emergency

Techbits: Broadband use, Blackberry and more

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.

Mighty Marvel heroes come to life in trio of video games
Video games give us the chance to do things most of us couldn't do in real life, whether it's throwing an 80-yard touchdown pass, piloting a rocket ship or fighting Nazis. So why not go the extra step and give us superpowers?

Product review: Recording Web radio, TiVo style
NEW YORK - Want to take your favorite radio shows with you on your portable music player?

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.

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

Mighty Marvel heroes come to life in trio of video games
Video games give us the chance to do things most of us couldn't do in real life, whether it's throwing an 80-yard touchdown pass, piloting a rocket ship or fighting Nazis. So why not go the extra step and give us superpowers?

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.

Forensic portrait re-creates a young Washington
Not even George Washington is immune to the current makeover craze. But scholars hoping to overhaul his image -- the tight-lipped bewigged old George we see on a dollar bill -- drew a blank when they set out to portray him as a youth.

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.

Techbits: Broadband use, Blackberry and more
NEW YORK - More than 60 percent of Americans who use the Internet at home now do so with a high-speed connection, a new study finds.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gyms running after baby boomers
ALBANY, N.Y. - At age 65, Lillian Doran knows what she doesn't want from a gym.

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

Techbits: Broadband use, Blackberry and more
NEW YORK - More than 60 percent of Americans who use the Internet at home now do so with a high-speed connection, a new study finds.

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

Forensic portrait re-creates a young Washington
Not even George Washington is immune to the current makeover craze. But scholars hoping to overhaul his image -- the tight-lipped bewigged old George we see on a dollar bill -- drew a blank when they set out to portray him as a youth.

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.

Product review: Recording Web radio, TiVo style
NEW YORK - Want to take your favorite radio shows with you on your portable music player?

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.

Gyms running after baby boomers
ALBANY, N.Y. - At age 65, Lillian Doran knows what she doesn't want from a gym.

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

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.

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

Across the area

Defender takes job to match her goals
As a fourth-generation attorney with a grandfather who is a retired judge, Kate Edwards could have landed a cushy spot at a silk-stocking law firm.

Commissioners to vote on money for heat help
ATLANTA - Concerned about how low-income Georgia residents will face soaring heating bills this winter, state regulators want to release $6 million in assistance.

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

Hurricanes hit Georgia taxpayers in wallets
ATLANTA - Georgians might have dodged the rain and wind of Katrina and Rita, but they might not avoid all the damages, at least in terms of the costs of housing, feeding, educating and providing medical care for the thousands of refugees who washed up in the Peach State - mostly in Atlanta.

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.

Children's Week has festival for families
While one of Essie Hall's daughters strutted down Reynolds Street, her other daughter watched the parade go by through Chuck E. Cheese purple-colored sunglasses.

Across South Carolina

Key Columbia County projects listed
The ability to undertake a slew of needed projects could be one benefit of a consolidated government in Columbia County, commissioners say.

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.

Whiskey Road overlay district project lagging
AIKEN - The strongest commercial growth in the Aiken area in recent years happens to have occurred along a corridor that runs within the city limits and in the unincorporated county.

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

Five questions with Carlos Barreras
Carlos Barreras, the president of the Asociacion of Cultural Hispanoamericana has helped direct the Hispanic festival since its inception in 1992. At Augusta Common on Saturday, he will join in the festivities as the festival celebrates its 13th year in Augusta.

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.

S.C. officials revise hurricane plans
COLUMBIA - Some emergency workers along the South Carolina coast are tweaking hurricane-preparedness plans in the wake of Gulf Coast storms Katrina and Rita.

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
Today's Kid of the Day is Tara Vinson, 9, of Grovetown.

Across the southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After years of decline, homicides in the Charlotte area have already surpassed last year's total with 67, and police have no explanation why.

Sanford has high turnover
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford's office has lost eight aides and several Cabinet members since he was sworn in nearly three years ago, but political observers are divided over the turnover's impact.

Across Georgia

Racers aim for record
CHARLESTON - Some 344 people participated in what could be the largest human wheelbarrow race ever, but the potential record-setting stunt wasn't easy.

District 7 candidates' views differ on sales tax

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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:

The week ahead
ASU Film Series: The film Red Lights will be shown at 7 p.m. at 170 University Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Admission is free. For more information, call 737-1609.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
A 30-year-old Augusta man who was shot during a home invasion Saturday night remained in the hospital Sunday, according to officials.

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

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed worked behind the scenes to help defeat a proposed congressional ban on online gambling five years ago.

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 15-year-old at a gas station parking lot early Sunday, Columbia police said.

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 the southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After years of decline, homicides in the Charlotte area have already surpassed last year's total with 67, and police have no explanation why.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed worked behind the scenes to help defeat a proposed congressional ban on online gambling five years ago.

Across the southeast

Sanford has high turnover

The week ahead

Racers aim for record
CHARLESTON - Some 344 people participated in what could be the largest human wheelbarrow race ever, but the potential record-setting stunt wasn't easy.

Natural gas costs heat up

Across the southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After years of decline, homicides in the Charlotte area have already surpassed last year's total with 67, and police have no explanation why.

Key Columbia County projects listed

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Racers aim for record

Cost of fuel puts truckers in bind

Across Georgia

Incumbent squares off against retired principal in District 5

Commissioners to vote on money for heat help

Woman is found dead in trash can

Whiskey Road overlay district project lagging

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.

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?

S.C. officials revise hurricane plans

Natural gas costs heat up
Increased gasoline prices have punched Lisa Bradford, of Martinez, in the pocketbook.

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

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:

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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

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

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

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.

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.

Five questions with Carlos Barreras
Carlos Barreras, the president of the Asociacion of Cultural Hispanoamericana has helped direct the Hispanic festival since its inception in 1992. At Augusta Common on Saturday, he will join in the festivities as the festival celebrates its 13th year in Augusta.

S.C. officials revise hurricane plans
COLUMBIA - Some emergency workers along the South Carolina coast are tweaking hurricane-preparedness plans in the wake of Gulf Coast storms Katrina and Rita.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Whiskey Road overlay district project lagging
AIKEN - The strongest commercial growth in the Aiken area in recent years happens to have occurred along a corridor that runs within the city limits and in the unincorporated county.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Tara Vinson, 9, of Grovetown.

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.

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

The week ahead
ASU Film Series: The film Red Lights will be shown at 7 p.m. at 170 University Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Admission is free. For more information, call 737-1609.

Hurricanes hit Georgia taxpayers in wallets
ATLANTA - Georgians might have dodged the rain and wind of Katrina and Rita, but they might not avoid all the damages, at least in terms of the costs of housing, feeding, educating and providing medical care for the thousands of refugees who washed up in the Peach State - mostly in Atlanta.

Sanford has high turnover
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford's office has lost eight aides and several Cabinet members since he was sworn in nearly three years ago, but political observers are divided over the turnover's impact.

Celebrity service

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 15-year-old at a gas station parking lot early Sunday, Columbia police said.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Natural gas costs heat up
Increased gasoline prices have punched Lisa Bradford, of Martinez, in the pocketbook.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Global warming affects Southeast

Hurricanes hit Georgia taxpayers in wallets

Where we live

Across the area

North Augusta 2000 gets ready for next 5-year plan

Defender takes job to match her goals

Across the southeast

Across South Carolina

News you can use

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.

Kid of the Day

Children's Week has festival for families
While one of Essie Hall's daughters strutted down Reynolds Street, her other daughter watched the parade go by through Chuck E. Cheese purple-colored sunglasses.

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.

Scientists debate hurricane surge

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.

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?

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.

Agencies' active warrants pile up

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

Correction

Commissioners to vote on money for heat help
ATLANTA - Concerned about how low-income Georgia residents will face soaring heating bills this winter, state regulators want to release $6 million in assistance.

Comcast employees work to renovate Augusta club

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 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.

Five questions with Carlos Barreras

Key Columbia County projects listed
The ability to undertake a slew of needed projects could be one benefit of a consolidated government in Columbia County, commissioners say.

Defender takes job to match her goals
As a fourth-generation attorney with a grandfather who is a retired judge, Kate Edwards could have landed a cushy spot at a silk-stocking law firm.

Children's Week has festival for families

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

Williamson finds prize, even in loss
ATLANTA - It was a stolen moment, which in games like this is about the best any player can hope for.

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

Williamson finds prize, even in loss
ATLANTA - It was a stolen moment, which in games like this is about the best any player can hope for.

Yes, officer, that wreck was the car's fault
One afternoon years ago when I was a fledgling reporter at a small-town newspaper, we heard over the police scanner there had been a wreck on Main Street. I rushed uptown.

Yes, officer, that wreck was the car's fault
One afternoon years ago when I was a fledgling reporter at a small-town newspaper, we heard over the police scanner there had been a wreck on Main Street. I rushed uptown.

'Flightplan' lands on top of box office

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Free download of soundtrack offered with online tickets
LOS ANGELES - Consumers who buy a ticket online to see "The War Within" will get an unexpected bonus - a free digital copy of the soundtrack.

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

'Flightplan' lands on top of box office
LOS ANGELES - Jodie Foster's "Flightplan" stayed aloft at the box office, as the airplane thriller took in $15 million to remain the No. 1 movie over a rush of new wide releases.

'Flightplan' lands on top of box office
LOS ANGELES - Jodie Foster's "Flightplan" stayed aloft at the box office, as the airplane thriller took in $15 million to remain the No. 1 movie over a rush of new wide releases.

Free download of soundtrack offered with online tickets

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

Free download of soundtrack offered with online tickets
LOS ANGELES - Consumers who buy a ticket online to see "The War Within" will get an unexpected bonus - a free digital copy of the soundtrack.

Sean Paul adds message behind groove
NEW YORK - The ladies love dancing to Sean Paul's contagious dancehall grooves. Guys like him for making women move on the dance floor.

Sean Paul adds message behind groove

Streisand's album showcases anti-war sentiment
NEW YORK - Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb hadn't worked together in 25 years. But Gibb still knew the best way to express what Streisand was thinking - especially when it came to the war in Iraq.

Sean Paul adds message behind groove
NEW YORK - The ladies love dancing to Sean Paul's contagious dancehall grooves. Guys like him for making women move on the dance floor.

Streisand's album showcases anti-war sentiment
NEW YORK - Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb hadn't worked together in 25 years. But Gibb still knew the best way to express what Streisand was thinking - especially when it came to the war in Iraq.

Streisand's album showcases anti-war sentiment
NEW YORK - Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb hadn't worked together in 25 years. But Gibb still knew the best way to express what Streisand was thinking - especially when it came to the war in Iraq.

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.

Talladega still the wildest track in NASCAR
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Talladega proved once again it's maybe the fastest - and scariest - crapshoot on earth.

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.

Jarrett doesn't let win get away
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Although his position as the race winner was guaranteed on the final lap of Sunday's UAW-Ford 500, Dale Jarrett wasn't about to slow down.

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.

Talladega still the wildest track in NASCAR

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.

Wild crashes typical at Talladega

Track's danger is No. 1 worry

Jarrett doesn't let win get away
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Although his position as the race winner was guaranteed on the final lap of Sunday's UAW-Ford 500, Dale Jarrett wasn't about to slow down.

NASCAR notebook

Wild crashes typical at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon, the most recent masters of restrictor-plate racing, wound up watching most of Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway from the sidelines.

Talladega still the wildest track in NASCAR
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Talladega proved once again it's maybe the fastest - and scariest - crapshoot on earth.

Jarrett doesn't let win get away

Wild crashes typical at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon, the most recent masters of restrictor-plate racing, wound up watching most of Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway from the sidelines.

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.

Title hopes up for new Miami

Favre looks to lift Packers out of 0-3 hole

Atlanta sacks Minnesota

Woody Hayes would love these Atlanta Falcons

Area players in the NFL

NFL Power rankings for week 4

Mrs. Laura Harrison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Luther Marshall    (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)

SFC Ronald W. King    (BOERNE, TX)

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

Ms. Eva Dell Price    (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah Davis    (VIDALIA, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Brown    (SALLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Coward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Barry Johnson Lain    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. George Carroll, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Bernard Brown    (SALLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Bell Ivery    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Inez Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Rich Bennett    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Addie Mae Clark    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Davis    (VIDALIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Dugar    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Inez Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Scarborough    (RINCON, Ga.)

Mr. Rich Bennett    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carol Wehunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Carroll, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Coward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Scarborough    (RINCON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lenore Miller Davis    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Linda Newsome    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Luther Marshall    (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Frances Good Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Bell Ivery    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Newsome    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Eunice Shank    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Barry Johnson Lain    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Ms. Susie Lowe    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Susie Lowe    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Lincoln Marsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Addie Mae Clark    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Marable    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Lenore Miller Davis    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Troy E. Carroll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Newton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Eunice Shank    (THOMSON, Ga.)

SFC Ronald W. King    (BOERNE, TX)

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Good Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Marable    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Bennett    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Bennett    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Troy E. Carroll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Dugar    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Laura Harrison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Lincoln Marsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Michael Newton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Dell Price    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Davis (VIDALIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Monroe Timmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Luther Marshall (NEW YORK)

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

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

Mr. Barry Johnson Lain (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Frances Barnhart (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Donald Scarborough (RINCON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Good Barnhart (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Lincoln Marsh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Bell Ivery (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carol Wehunt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Linda Newsome (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Coward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Eunice Shank (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. George Carroll, Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Michael Newton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Susie Lowe (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Brown (SALLEY, S.C.)

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

Ms. Eva Dell Price (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Rich Bennett (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Frederick Welcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones (APPLING, Ga.)

SFC Ronald W. King (BOERNE, TX)

Mr. Monroe Timmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Addie Mae Clark (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mattye Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bill Marable (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lenore Miller Davis (GROVETOWN, 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.

Overtime

Luncheon features Williams

Quick scoring seals victory for Millarville

Biddle returns to Aiken to seek title

Roy Jones undecided about retirement after third straight loss

Sports rants

Area sports announcements

Overtime

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.

Roy Jones undecided about retirement after third straight loss
TAMPA, Fla. - Roy Jones Jr. walked to his corner, relieved to be standing - his future as a boxer very much up in the air.

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
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
In Bangkok, Thailand, Roger Federer captured the Thailand Open for the second year in a row Sunday, defeating British teenager Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5. Federer, ranked No. 1, has won 24 consecutive ATP finals, including seven this season.

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.

Quick scoring seals victory for Millarville
AIKEN - A new strategy and a balanced scoring attack equaled victory for Millarville on Sunday in the championship game of the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup.

Roy Jones undecided about retirement after third straight loss
TAMPA, Fla. - Roy Jones Jr. walked to his corner, relieved to be standing - his future as a boxer very much up in the air.

Quick scoring seals victory for Millarville
AIKEN - A new strategy and a balanced scoring attack equaled victory for Millarville on Sunday in the championship game of the U.S. Polo Association's Gold Cup.

Overtime
In Bangkok, Thailand, Roger Federer captured the Thailand Open for the second year in a row Sunday, defeating British teenager Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5. Federer, ranked No. 1, has won 24 consecutive ATP finals, including seven this season.

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.

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

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

Outdoors calendar

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

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.

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

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.

Atlanta sacks Minnesota
ATLANTA - The Falcons' Rod Coleman takes delight in the suffering of others.

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.

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.

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.

Atlanta sacks Minnesota
ATLANTA - The Falcons' Rod Coleman takes delight in the suffering of others.

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

Pope opens meeting of the world's bishops
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated his first major Vatican event since being elected in April, welcoming more than 250 of the world's bishops to Rome on Sunday for a meeting on some of the pressing issues facing the Catholic Church.

Pope opens meeting of the world's bishops
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated his first major Vatican event since being elected in April, welcoming more than 250 of the world's bishops to Rome on Sunday for a meeting on some of the pressing issues facing the Catholic Church.

Trophy stripers can now be kept

It's easy to rank the very worst rankingsJumpFromMichaux

Williamson finds prize, even in loss

Ricky Gervais steps forward in the HBO comedy 'Extras'

Jennifer Tilly places her bets on 'Out of Practice'
LOS ANGELES - Jennifer Tilly's in the pink.

Geena Davis takes office in 'Commander in Chief'

Saving lives wasn't mission for TV photographer
Saving lives wasn't mission for photographer, but human instincts took over

Jennifer Tilly places her bets on 'Out of Practice'
LOS ANGELES - Jennifer Tilly's in the pink.

Geena Davis takes office in 'Commander in Chief'
NEW YORK - Geena Davis, leader of the free world? It's a tantalizing prospect.

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

Jennifer Tilly places her bets on 'Out of Practice'

Saving lives wasn't mission for TV photographer

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.

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.

Saving lives wasn't mission for TV photographer
Saving lives wasn't mission for photographer, but human instincts took over

Geena Davis takes office in 'Commander in Chief'
NEW YORK - Geena Davis, leader of the free world? It's a tantalizing prospect.

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.

Paris Hilton: 'I'm just not ready for marriage'

Roy Horn, two years after tiger attack

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.

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.

Tigers tear up Gamecocks

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Library events

Time is taking heavy toll on World War II veterans

Wily coyotes should avoid Hitchcock Woods

Area adult literacy sites

Across the river

Around the block

Recycling centers

My, she's aging well

Pet of the week

This week

Recreation center events

Meetings

Red Cross still having blood drives in Aiken

CSRA Bridge Club Results

Athlete Spotlight: Sarah Meyer

Group targets sleep-related infant deaths

Reunions

Children are vital part of benefit show

Tournament champs

Middle school pupils raise money for hurricane victims

Events

Pope opens meeting of the world's bishops