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.

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

'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

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.

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.

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

'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.

Astros clinch NL wild card berth

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.

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.

Red Sox win AL wild card race

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

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.

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

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

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

'Snow days' offer break from homework bewilderment

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.

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.

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.

Danielle Abeni Streetman

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.

Damon Marcus Cade

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.

Hannah Lee Kilpatrick

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.

Blake Evin Owens

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.

Jasmine Nicole Smith

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

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.

Prinster Vyshaun Antwan Miller, Jr.

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

Karsyn Taylor Posey

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.

Mia Sloane Woods

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.

Kaley Nicole Randall

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.

Christopher Michael Chapel, Jr.

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

Hope Aerial Jackson

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.

Christian Cole Carter

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.

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.

Raymond 'Levi' Guthrie

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.

Roman Delano Ramsay

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.

Elizabeth Brooke Welch

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.

Tre'Shon N'Kiah Hinkins

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.

Landon Donnie Harrell

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.

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.

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.

Braves notebook

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Atlanta drops final regular season game

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

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.

Shale getting a new look from energy industry

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

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

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

Business calendar

Business briefs

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.

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.

Canada's tar sands industry booming

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

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.

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
- 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.

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
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
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?

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.

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

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.

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?

Google morphing into multifaceted juggernaut

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

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.

Shale proving a tough nut to crack for industry

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.

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.

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.

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

Tigers come up short 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.

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.

'Bama announces return to prominence

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.

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.

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

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.

Normal game week proves odd for LSU

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.

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.

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

Ariel Sharon hangs on

The Prodigal Daughter

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.

Tougher sex crime laws

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.

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.

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.

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.

Creeping crisis of confidence

Is there any shame left?

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.

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."

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.

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

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
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?

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?

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

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.

Eaks leads Gilder by one

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.

Augusta State golfer in hospital after accident

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.

Irwin wins SAS Championship

Trahan and Choi lead Greensboro

Jang in three-way tie for LPGA lead

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.

Fast start carries Choi to third career title

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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

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.

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.

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
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

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.

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

'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

Holland can help lead us

Writer's anti-war letter had it all wrong

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

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

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

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

Techbits: Broadband use, Blackberry and more

Mighty Marvel heroes come to life in trio of video games

Never too late to plan for an emergency

Gyms running after baby boomers

House combines usefulness with very chic styling

Product review: Recording Web radio, TiVo style

Bright weather, beautiful views, quiet trails

Living briefs

Youth culture testing boundaries of gender identity

Running skirt designed for looks, comfort

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

Alderman's invitation needs no prefix

Forensic portrait re-creates a young Washington

Fall foliage tours are growing

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Key Columbia County projects listed

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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 - 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.

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.

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

Woman is found dead in trash can

Hurricanes hit Georgia taxpayers in wallets

Kid of the Day

Children's Week has festival for families

News you can use

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

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 the southeast

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.

Arkansas governor boosts fundraiser in South Carolina

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.

North Augusta 2000 gets ready for next 5-year plan

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.

Cost of fuel puts truckers in bind

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 Georgia

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Commissioners to vote on money for heat help

District 7 candidates' views differ on sales tax

Five questions with Carlos Barreras

Incumbent squares off against retired principal in District 5

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.

Across the area

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

Where we live

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.

Global warming affects Southeast

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
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.

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.

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:

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Whiskey Road overlay district project lagging

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.

Defender takes job to match her goals

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.

Natural gas costs heat up

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.

Across Georgia

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

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

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.

Across the area

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.

Sanford has high turnover

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.

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

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Celebrity service

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

Scientists debate hurricane surge

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

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

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.

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:

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Agencies' active warrants pile up

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

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.

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

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

Housing market thrives, but for how much longer?

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.

Correction

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.

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

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.

Comcast employees work to renovate Augusta club

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.

The week ahead

Racers aim for record

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

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 Tara Vinson, 9, of Grovetown.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Free download of soundtrack offered with online tickets

'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.

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.

'Flightplan' lands on top of box office

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Jarrett doesn't let win get away

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

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
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.

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

Track's danger is No. 1 worry

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

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.

Wild crashes typical at Talladega

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

Atlanta sacks Minnesota

Area players in the NFL

NFL Power rankings for week 4

Woody Hayes would love these Atlanta Falcons

Favre looks to lift Packers out of 0-3 hole

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

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Susie Lowe    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Brown    (SALLEY, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Katie Bell Ivery    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Dell Price    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Bell Ivery    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Good Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Marshall    (NEW YORK)

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

Mr. Troy E. Carroll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lenore Miller Davis    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Donald Scarborough    (RINCON, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Dugar    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Coward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Linda Newsome    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Donald Scarborough    (RINCON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Linda Newsome    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Luther Marshall    (NEW YORK)

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

SFC Ronald W. King    (BOERNE, TX)

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Eunice Shank    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Dugar    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Eva Dell Price    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Harrison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Michael Newton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Kay, Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Laura Harrison    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Lincoln Marsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Davis    (VIDALIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

SFC Ronald W. King    (BOERNE, TX)

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

Ms. Susie Lowe    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Rich Bennett    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Addie Mae Clark    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Ms. Eunice Shank    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Bennett    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Coward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frederick Welcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Addie Mae Clark    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Monroe Timmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Brown    (SALLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones    (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rich Bennett    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Good Barnhart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Lincoln Marsh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bennett    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Michael Newton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Troy E. Carroll    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Sarah Davis    (VIDALIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattye Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lenore Miller Davis    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Michael Newton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Coward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Mae Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Marshall (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Addie Mae Clark (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mildred Pilcher (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lenore Miller Davis (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mattye Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Donald Scarborough (RINCON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jane Allen Norris (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lincoln Marsh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Dell Price (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Bell Ivery (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Monroe Timmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Wehunt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Eunice Shank (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Newsome (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Phillips (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Barnhart (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Barnes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Monroe Timmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Icy Ruth Jones (APPLING, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Frederick Welcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Davis (VIDALIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Rich Bennett (HARLEM, Ga.)

SFC Ronald W. King (BOERNE, TX)

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

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

Mrs. Mattye Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Susie Lowe (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Good Barnhart (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Sports rants

Area sports announcements

Biddle returns to Aiken to seek title

Quick scoring seals victory for Millarville

Roy Jones undecided about retirement after third straight loss

Luncheon features Williams

Overtime

Overtime

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Outdoors calendar

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Area players in the NFL
How they faired.

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

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.

Jennifer Tilly places her bets on 'Out of Practice'

Geena Davis takes office in 'Commander in Chief'

Ricky Gervais steps forward in the HBO comedy 'Extras'

Saving lives wasn't mission for TV photographer

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

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

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.

Library events

Wily coyotes should avoid Hitchcock Woods

Pet of the week

Across the river

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Time is taking heavy toll on World War II veterans

Around the block

Recreation center events

This week

Red Cross still having blood drives in Aiken

Meetings

Area adult literacy sites

CSRA Bridge Club Results

Events

Group targets sleep-related infant deaths

Tournament champs

Children are vital part of benefit show

Athlete Spotlight: Sarah Meyer

Middle school pupils raise money for hurricane victims

Reunions

Recycling centers

My, she's aging well

Pope opens meeting of the world's bishops