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

Athlete Spotlight: Lila Shull
Unless she has a cross-country meet, Lila Shull spends most of her afternoons running three to seven miles around North Augusta with other members of her team.

Governor plans bike ride from Aiken to Columbia
As Gov. Mark Sanford peddles out of Aiken this morning, Curt Sexton won't be far behind.

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

Quilt show's raffle will benefit camp for children with cancer
More than 200 quilts will be on display at the Quilts of Charm and Grace show at Riverview Park Activities Center on Oct. 21-22.

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

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

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

CSRA bridge results
CSRA bridge results for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2.

Correction
In the Mustang Classic Winners box in the Sept. 28 edition of the Carolina Chronicle, the Division A fourth-place band should have been listed as North High School, North, S.C. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Events
The Horse Creek Valley Gardening Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Aiken County Career and Technology Center, 2455 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville. The guest speaker will be Tom Brandner. For more information, call (803) 593-7300.

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

Senior Games promote good, healthy dose of competition
Clad in T-shirt, spandex shorts, running shoes and knee supports, Ann Carter is serious about running.

CSRA bridge results
CSRA bridge results for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2.

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

Things to do
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

Senior Games promote good, healthy dose of competition
Clad in T-shirt, spandex shorts, running shoes and knee supports, Ann Carter is serious about running.

This week
Horse Creek Valley Gardening Club: 7 p.m. Monday; Aiken County Career and Technology Center, 2455 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville; slide show presentation at 4 p.m.; guest speaker Tom Brandner; 593-7300

Group stresses the abilities of those who cope with disabilities
Les Paul Morgan, of Clearwater, has his own spelling for the word "disability." He spells it "disABILITY."

Events
The Horse Creek Valley Gardening Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Aiken County Career and Technology Center, 2455 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville. The guest speaker will be Tom Brandner. For more information, call (803) 593-7300.

Bolivia run aids church missions
For more than a decade, medical and construction mission teams from Grace United Methodist Church have spent summers assisting people in a remote region of Bolivia.

Sports hall of fame to induct first members
The North Augusta Sports Commission has selected its first five inductees for the North Augusta Sports Hall of Fame.

Sports hall of fame to induct first members
The North Augusta Sports Commission has selected its first five inductees for the North Augusta Sports Hall of Fame.

Athlete Spotlight: Lila Shull
Unless she has a cross-country meet, Lila Shull spends most of her afternoons running three to seven miles around North Augusta with other members of her team.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Sept. 22-23, 26-30. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Sept. 22-23, 26-30. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Correction
In the Mustang Classic Winners box in the Sept. 28 edition of the Carolina Chronicle, the Division A fourth-place band should have been listed as North High School, North, S.C. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Bolivia run aids church missions
For more than a decade, medical and construction mission teams from Grace United Methodist Church have spent summers assisting people in a remote region of Bolivia.

This week
Horse Creek Valley Gardening Club: 7 p.m. Monday; Aiken County Career and Technology Center, 2455 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville; slide show presentation at 4 p.m.; guest speaker Tom Brandner; 593-7300

Quilt show's raffle will benefit camp for children with cancer
More than 200 quilts will be on display at the Quilts of Charm and Grace show at Riverview Park Activities Center on Oct. 21-22.

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

Importance on inner beauty is stressed at senior pageant
To call the Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant simply a beauty pageant doesn't quite cover it, according to its organizers and contestants.

Things to do
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 stresses the abilities of those who cope with disabilities
Les Paul Morgan, of Clearwater, has his own spelling for the word "disability." He spells it "disABILITY."

Governor plans bike ride from Aiken to Columbia
As Gov. Mark Sanford peddles out of Aiken this morning, Curt Sexton won't be far behind.

Importance on inner beauty is stressed at senior pageant
To call the Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant simply a beauty pageant doesn't quite cover it, according to its organizers and contestants.

'13 Steps Down' is worth every word
Ruth Rendell, who has written conventional English mysteries featuring Inspector Wexford, also writes harrowing psychological novels. And she is an absolute master at it.

'13 Steps Down' is worth every word
Ruth Rendell, who has written conventional English mysteries featuring Inspector Wexford, also writes harrowing psychological novels. And she is an absolute master at it.

Books include two that commemorate historic tragedy
The centennial of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of April 18, 1906, is still months away, but two new nonfiction books chronicling the historic and tragic event are already on the scene.

'Diviners' could be the poster boy for excess

'Diviners' could be the poster boy for excess
Nearly everything in "The Diviners," Rick Moody's new novel, reflects excess.

Books include two that commemorate historic tragedy

Books include two that commemorate historic tragedy
The centennial of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of April 18, 1906, is still months away, but two new nonfiction books chronicling the historic and tragic event are already on the scene.

'13 Steps Down' is worth every word

'Diviners' could be the poster boy for excess
Nearly everything in "The Diviners," Rick Moody's new novel, reflects excess.

Yankees force Game 5

Playoff regular Sanders is now producing
SAN DIEGO - Reggie Sanders allowed himself all of two days to pout about his broken leg and question whether his 37-year-old body would bounce back this time.

Playoff regular Sanders is now producing
SAN DIEGO - Reggie Sanders allowed himself all of two days to pout about his broken leg and question whether his 37-year-old body would bounce back this time.

Angels, Yankees game postponed

Angels, Yankees game postponed
NEW YORK - Game 4 of the AL Division Series between the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees was rained out Saturday and rescheduled for tonight.

Playoff regular Sanders is now producing

Yankees force Game 5
NEW YORK - Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees are still around - by the slimmest of margins.

Angels, Yankees game postponed
NEW YORK - Game 4 of the AL Division Series between the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees was rained out Saturday and rescheduled for tonight.

Yankees force Game 5
NEW YORK - Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees are still around - by the slimmest of margins.

Polite profanity is cause of confusion

Kameron Izaiah Nasiir

Jason Edward Dixon

Lane Randall Parton
Aaron L. and Melissa M. Parton of Lincolnton are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lane Randall, born August 17, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Emmanuel Chibuike Uzokwe

Jason Edward Dixon
Jason Edward and Chelsey Helen Dixon of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jason Edward, born September 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hayley Reagan White

Amanda Nicole Guido
Thomas and Suzanne Guido of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Amanda Nicole, born September 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hunter Lee Durham

Shelby Margo Lewis
DeMargo and Monica Lewis of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Margo, born August 23, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Megan Marie Chesser

Robert Keith Thomas
Robert W. and Dana Thomas, III of Beech Island are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Robert Keith Thomas, born September 23, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nathaniel Smith Huffman

Nathaniel Smith Huffman
Joel and Rebekah Huffman of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nathaniel Smith, born September 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Blake Edna Salter

Maggie Anne Dupree
Dereck Christopher and Melissa Pilcher Dupree of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Maggie Anne, born September 24, 2005 at University Hospital.

Shelby Margo Lewis

Randy Rahmeer Upson
Angel Childs and Randy Upson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Randy Rahmeer, born September 16, 2005 at Aiken Regional Hospital in Aiken.

Prinsten Vyshaun Antwan Miller, Jr.

Lindsey Kristin Jones
Jaye and Debbie Jones of Thomson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lindsey Kristin, born July 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Maggie Anne Dupree

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

Gavin Matthew Broos

Andrew Dewayne Silas

Pryce Holden Waters

Pal Machi Sampson
Pal and Nickengie Ayana Sampson, Jr. of Sylvania, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Pal Machi, born September 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tre'Shon N'Kiah Hinkins

Gavin Matthew Broos
Radim and Sabrina Broos of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gavin Matthew, born August 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Megan Christina Elizabeth

Nathaniel Smith Huffman
Joel and Rebekah Huffman of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nathaniel Smith, born September 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Michael Caleb Williams

Sean Presley Skeens
Arlene K. Church and Allan Skeens are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sean Presley, born September 19, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Tyler Leslie E.

Megan Christina Elizabeth
Charles and LaVerne Michelle Bussey Kemp are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Christina Elizabeth, born September 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Sidney Bennett Byars

Sidney Bennett Byars
Dave Edward and Jamie Lynn Byars of Bath, S.C. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sidney Bennett, born September 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lane Randall Parton

Hunter Lee Durham
Chad Daniel and Jennifer Leigh Durham of Washington, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hunter Lee, born September 9, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Emily Colleen Heath

Kaylie Elizabeth Birmingham
Bryan Andrew and Toni Shipes Birmingham of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylie Elizabeth, born August 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Milan India Berry

Andrew Dewayne Silas
David and Laycee Silas of Wrens are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Andrew Dewayne, born September 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Randy Rahmeer Upson

Pryce Holden Waters
Jeffrey and Karla Waters of Warrenton are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Pryce Holden, born September 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ethan Shane Arnett

James Lane Meadows
Lane and Jennifer Meadows are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Lane, born August 29, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Robert Keith Thomas

Kaden Leuis Mathis

Sean Presley Skeens

Lindsey Kristin Jones

Pal Machi Sampson

Maggie Anne Dupree
Dereck Christopher and Melissa Pilcher Dupree of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Maggie Anne, born September 24, 2005 at University Hospital.

Chase Wesley Davis

Sean Presley Skeens
Arlene K. Church and Allan Skeens are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sean Presley, born September 19, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

James Lane Meadows
Lane and Jennifer Meadows are pleased to announce the birth of their son, James Lane, born August 29, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Kameron Izaiah Nasiir
Susan Elaine Inglett of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Kameron Izaiah Nasiir, born September 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Milan India Berry
Milissa Nelson and Miguel Berry are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Milan India, born September 23, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Blake Edna Salter
Siobhan Salter and Jason Lambeth are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Blake Edna, born August 19, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

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

Chase Wesley Davis
Ashley Davis is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Chase Wesley, born September 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Michael Caleb Williams
Michael and Elena Williams of Graniteville are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Michael Caleb, born August 30, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Blake Edna Salter
Siobhan Salter and Jason Lambeth are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Blake Edna, born August 19, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Gavin Matthew Broos
Radim and Sabrina Broos of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gavin Matthew, born August 30, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kameron Izaiah Nasiir
Susan Elaine Inglett of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Kameron Izaiah Nasiir, born September 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Jason Edward Dixon
Jason Edward and Chelsey Helen Dixon of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jason Edward, born September 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Megan Marie Chesser
David and Melissa Chesser of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Marie, born August 30, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Pal Machi Sampson
Pal and Nickengie Ayana Sampson, Jr. of Sylvania, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Pal Machi, born September 22, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Shelby Margo Lewis
DeMargo and Monica Lewis of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Margo, born August 23, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Robert Keith Thomas
Robert W. and Dana Thomas, III of Beech Island are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Robert Keith Thomas, born September 23, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nathan James Nordeen
Skip and Tina Nordeen of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nathan James, born September 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Emmanuel Chibuike Uzokwe
Alex and Ijeoma Uzokwe of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Emmanuel Chibuike, born September 17, 2005 at University Health Care in Augusta.

Andrew Dewayne Silas
David and Laycee Silas of Wrens are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Andrew Dewayne, born September 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hayley Reagan White
Joseph Lamar and Emily Rebecca Holley White of Warrenville, S.C. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hayley Reagan, born September 17, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

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

Emily Colleen Heath
Richard Allen and Sharon Julie Heath of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Colleen, born September 6, 2005 at Aiken Regional Hospital in Aiken.

Lindsey Kristin Jones
Jaye and Debbie Jones of Thomson are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lindsey Kristin, born July 20, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ian Anthony Mann
Joseph Anthony and Shannon Barnes Mann of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ian Anthony, born September 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ethan Shane Arnett
Thomas Shane and Tamara Dawn Arnett of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ethan Shane, born September 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kaden Leuis Mathis
Jason and Holly Dixon Mathis of Avera, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kaden Leuis, born August 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Kaylie Elizabeth Birmingham
Bryan Andrew and Toni Shipes Birmingham of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylie Elizabeth, born August 8, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Tyler Leslie E.
Amy Jones Gray of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Tyler Leslie, born September 6, 2005 at University Hospital.

Tyler Leslie E.
Amy Jones Gray of Augusta is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Tyler Leslie, born September 6, 2005 at University Hospital.

Ethan Shane Arnett
Thomas Shane and Tamara Dawn Arnett of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ethan Shane, born September 6, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Lane Randall Parton
Aaron L. and Melissa M. Parton of Lincolnton are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lane Randall, born August 17, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

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

Kaden Leuis Mathis
Jason and Holly Dixon Mathis of Avera, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Kaden Leuis, born August 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nathan James Nordeen
Skip and Tina Nordeen of North Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nathan James, born September 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Hunter Lee Durham
Chad Daniel and Jennifer Leigh Durham of Washington, Ga. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hunter Lee, born September 9, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Megan Marie Chesser
David and Melissa Chesser of Martinez are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Marie, born August 30, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Ian Anthony Mann
Joseph Anthony and Shannon Barnes Mann of Grovetown are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ian Anthony, born September 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Michael Caleb Williams
Michael and Elena Williams of Graniteville are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Michael Caleb, born August 30, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Randy Rahmeer Upson
Angel Childs and Randy Upson are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Randy Rahmeer, born September 16, 2005 at Aiken Regional Hospital in Aiken.

Milan India Berry
Milissa Nelson and Miguel Berry are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Milan India, born September 23, 2005 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Emily Colleen Heath
Richard Allen and Sharon Julie Heath of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Colleen, born September 6, 2005 at Aiken Regional Hospital in Aiken.

Chase Wesley Davis
Ashley Davis is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Chase Wesley, born September 4, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Sidney Bennett Byars
Dave Edward and Jamie Lynn Byars of Bath, S.C. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sidney Bennett, born September 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Nathan James Nordeen

Hayley Reagan White
Joseph Lamar and Emily Rebecca Holley White of Warrenville, S.C. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hayley Reagan, born September 17, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

James Lane Meadows

Amanda Nicole Guido
Thomas and Suzanne Guido of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Amanda Nicole, born September 19, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Amanda Nicole Guido

Emmanuel Chibuike Uzokwe
Alex and Ijeoma Uzokwe of Augusta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Emmanuel Chibuike, born September 17, 2005 at University Health Care in Augusta.

Megan Christina Elizabeth
Charles and LaVerne Michelle Bussey Kemp are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Christina Elizabeth, born September 21, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ian Anthony Mann

Kaylie Elizabeth Birmingham

Pryce Holden Waters
Jeffrey and Karla Waters of Warrenton are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Pryce Holden, born September 13, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Astros oust Braves in 18 innings
HOUSTON - Roger Clemens could see the Houston Astros were running out of pitchers.

Braves cannot close it out
HOUSTON - Whatever energy was to have spilled over from the Braves' spirit-stirring victory in the second game of the National League Division Series didn't manage to find its way to the Atlanta bullpen.

Astros oust Braves in 18 innings

Braves notebook
HOUSTON - On June 21, Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal was hitting .220 with a .272 on-base percentage. Those are figures that get leadoff men moved to the lineup's 8 hole, the bench or Triple A.

Braves' bullpen redeems itself in extra innings
HOUSTON - Never mind the 18 innings and nearly six hours that it took Houston to beat the Atlanta Braves on Sunday to win the teams' division series.

Braves cannot close it out
HOUSTON - Whatever energy was to have spilled over from the Braves' spirit-stirring victory in the second game of the National League Division Series didn't manage to find its way to the Atlanta bullpen.

Braves' bullpen redeems itself in extra innings
HOUSTON - Never mind the 18 innings and nearly six hours that it took Houston to beat the Atlanta Braves on Sunday to win the teams' division series.

Braves notebook
HOUSTON - On June 21, Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal was hitting .220 with a .272 on-base percentage. Those are figures that get leadoff men moved to the lineup's 8 hole, the bench or Triple A.

Braves' bullpen redeems itself in extra innings

Braves notebook

Braves cannot close it out

Astros oust Braves in 18 innings
HOUSTON - Roger Clemens could see the Houston Astros were running out of pitchers.

Delphi bankrupt; layoffs expected

On the move

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Not Just Coffee, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce morning networking meeting; speakers Harry Bloomer and Diana Douglas of GMH Military Housing, will talk on the topic of privatizing military housing at Fort Gordon, 7:30 a.m.; Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; 671 N. Belair Road; chamber members free, nonmembers $10; RSVP at 860-4735 or tcarroll@columbiacountychamber.com.

At age 30, Microsoft grapples with growing up

Companies making glass pieces for research
Glassblowers work all over Aiken County, but don't expect unicorns out of them.

Survey: Retail gas prices gained 10 cents nationwide

Business briefs
"Uh, that's not my department." Ever hear that in a store? Did visions of fiendish violence against the clerk flash through your mind? "Not my department" topped the list of Most Annoying Words from Salesperson's Mouth, cited by 29 percent, in a poll of shopping-mall customers by a retail consulting firm.

Martha Stewart tries to turn around her company

Delphi bankrupt; layoffs expected
DETROIT - Delphi Corp., the nation's largest auto supplier, filed for bankruptcy Saturday, sending shock waves through a U.S. auto industry already weakened by high labor costs and falling market share.

Survey: Retail gas prices gained 10 cents nationwide
LOS ANGELES - Retail gas prices rose an average of 10 cents in the past two weeks as Hurricane Rita idled refineries along the Gulf Coast, squeezing production capacity already hurt by Hurricane Katrina, according to a nationwide survey released Sunday.

Delphi bankrupt; layoffs expected
DETROIT - Delphi Corp., the nation's largest auto supplier, filed for bankruptcy Saturday, sending shock waves through a U.S. auto industry already weakened by high labor costs and falling market share.

Martha Stewart tries to turn around her company
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart wants to be everybody's best friend, but it's a tough popularity contest.

Business calendar
- Tuesday: Not Just Coffee, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce morning networking meeting; speakers Harry Bloomer and Diana Douglas of GMH Military Housing, will talk on the topic of privatizing military housing at Fort Gordon, 7:30 a.m.; Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; 671 N. Belair Road; chamber members free, nonmembers $10; RSVP at 860-4735 or tcarroll@columbiacountychamber.com.

At age 30, Microsoft grapples with growing up
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. promises its software will make people better workers - more productive, more profitable, more able, as the company likes to say, to achieve their potential.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Sept. 26-27. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Survey: Retail gas prices gained 10 cents nationwide
LOS ANGELES - Retail gas prices rose an average of 10 cents in the past two weeks as Hurricane Rita idled refineries along the Gulf Coast, squeezing production capacity already hurt by Hurricane Katrina, according to a nationwide survey released Sunday.

On the move

Martha Stewart tries to turn around her company
NEW YORK - Martha Stewart wants to be everybody's best friend, but it's a tough popularity contest.

Company hopes cloned animals produce top food
ROUND TOP, Texas - About 80 miles east of Austin, out where the fire ants bite and men still doff their baseball hats when greeting women, 20 cows pregnant with calves cloned by ViaGen Inc. have just arrived.

At age 30, Microsoft grapples with growing up
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. promises its software will make people better workers - more productive, more profitable, more able, as the company likes to say, to achieve their potential.

Companies making glass pieces for research
Glassblowers work all over Aiken County, but don't expect unicorns out of them.

Company hopes cloned animals produce top food

Business briefs
"Uh, that's not my department." Ever hear that in a store? Did visions of fiendish violence against the clerk flash through your mind? "Not my department" topped the list of Most Annoying Words from Salesperson's Mouth, cited by 29 percent, in a poll of shopping-mall customers by a retail consulting firm.

Property transfers

Company hopes cloned animals produce top food
ROUND TOP, Texas - About 80 miles east of Austin, out where the fire ants bite and men still doff their baseball hats when greeting women, 20 cows pregnant with calves cloned by ViaGen Inc. have just arrived.

Business briefs

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Sept. 26-27. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Business calendar

Companies making glass pieces for research

On the move

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 9, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for October 9, 2005.

In stories and songs, hundreds celebrate life of 'Daddy' Howard

In stories and songs, hundreds celebrate life of 'Daddy' Howard
State Rep. Tyrone Brooks hit the nail on the head Friday at Rep. Henry Howard's funeral when he said, "This is not a funeral. It's a celebration."

In stories and songs, hundreds celebrate life of 'Daddy' Howard
State Rep. Tyrone Brooks hit the nail on the head Friday at Rep. Henry Howard's funeral when he said, "This is not a funeral. It's a celebration."

Small college roundup

Small college roundup
CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Javari Taylor scored on runs of 29 and 43 yards, and Brandon Jamison returned a fumble 15 yards for another touchdown to lead West Georgia to a 41-0 victory over West Alabama on Saturday.

Penn State, UCLA make big jumps in AP Top 25
Penn State is in the top 10, Michigan is out again and UCLA is on the rise in The Associated Press Top 25.

Texas routs Oklahoma to snap five-game streak
DALLAS - The game was over, the Eyes of Texas had been sung and Vince Young was still on the run.

Penn State, UCLA make big jumps in AP Top 25
Penn State is in the top 10, Michigan is out again and UCLA is on the rise in The Associated Press Top 25.

Texas routs Oklahoma to snap five-game streak
DALLAS - The game was over, the Eyes of Texas had been sung and Vince Young was still on the run.

Small college roundup
CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Javari Taylor scored on runs of 29 and 43 yards, and Brandon Jamison returned a fumble 15 yards for another touchdown to lead West Georgia to a 41-0 victory over West Alabama on Saturday.

Texas routs Oklahoma to snap five-game streak

Penn State, UCLA make big jumps in AP Top 25

Wanted: Line-item veto

Investigate Clinton's 'skeletons'
The feud between former FBI director Louis Freeh and the president who appointed him, Bill Clinton, has been brewing for years. Now it's all-out warfare as a result of Freeh's upcoming book, My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton and Fighting the War on Terror.

St. Joe's prognosis improves
Workers, medical offices, labs and other Wrightsboro Road businesses centered around St. Joseph Hospital are starting to breathe a sigh of relief at news the hospital likely won't be closed - and perhaps not even downsized.

Investigate Clinton's 'skeletons'
The feud between former FBI director Louis Freeh and the president who appointed him, Bill Clinton, has been brewing for years. Now it's all-out warfare as a result of Freeh's upcoming book, My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton and Fighting the War on Terror.

Fighting voter fatigue

St. Joe's prognosis improves
Workers, medical offices, labs and other Wrightsboro Road businesses centered around St. Joseph Hospital are starting to breathe a sigh of relief at news the hospital likely won't be closed - and perhaps not even downsized.

Optimism meets arrogance
Woody Merry won't give up on this crop of elected officials - even though harvest time has come and gone and they've yielded very little.

Fighting voter fatigue
Even though voting is a precious right, turnouts - even in exciting elections - are seldom as high as they should be, especially considering that voting also is every American's civic duty.

Optimism meets arrogance
Woody Merry won't give up on this crop of elected officials - even though harvest time has come and gone and they've yielded very little.

Fighting voter fatigue
Even though voting is a precious right, turnouts - even in exciting elections - are seldom as high as they should be, especially considering that voting also is every American's civic duty.

Investigate Clinton's 'skeletons'

Wanted: Line-item veto
It's time to breathe life back into the movement to give the president of the United States line-item veto power, even though it will require the arduous task of passing a constitutional amendment.

Optimism meets arrogance

St. Joe's prognosis improves

Wanted: Line-item veto
It's time to breathe life back into the movement to give the president of the United States line-item veto power, even though it will require the arduous task of passing a constitutional amendment.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ashlee Simpson sang - really, she did - without incident on "Saturday Night Live" in her return to the scene of last year's lip-synch fiasco.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Ashlee Simpson sang - really, she did - without incident on "Saturday Night Live" in her return to the scene of last year's lip-synch fiasco.

Pricey natural gas will not fuel crisis
Q: Natural gas output is down and futures prices are soaring in the aftermath of back-to-back hurricanes. Is the country on the verge of a crisis?

Bankruptcy can rebuild financial lives
NEW YORK -- Three years ago, life looked awfully bleak to Carmine Warren.

Are current inflation gains just a blip?

Bankruptcy can rebuild financial lives
NEW YORK -- Three years ago, life looked awfully bleak to Carmine Warren.

It's tough to get excited about a flat market

It's tough to get excited about a flat market
The market is disappointingly flat and our lack of investing enthusiasm shows in sparse mutual fund flows and a flagging national savings rate. But experts say now is no time to give up on your long-term plan.

Pricey natural gas will not fuel crisis

Bankruptcy can rebuild financial lives

Are current inflation gains just a blip?
NEW YORK - With Clorox Co. and FedEx Corp. announcing big price increases, business executives wringing their hands about sharply higher costs and Federal Reserve officials openly discussing their pricing concerns, inflation suddenly seems to be public enemy No. 1.

Pricey natural gas will not fuel crisis
Q: Natural gas output is down and futures prices are soaring in the aftermath of back-to-back hurricanes. Is the country on the verge of a crisis?

Are current inflation gains just a blip?
NEW YORK - With Clorox Co. and FedEx Corp. announcing big price increases, business executives wringing their hands about sharply higher costs and Federal Reserve officials openly discussing their pricing concerns, inflation suddenly seems to be public enemy No. 1.

It's tough to get excited about a flat market
The market is disappointingly flat and our lack of investing enthusiasm shows in sparse mutual fund flows and a flagging national savings rate. But experts say now is no time to give up on your long-term plan.

Eagles improvise to rout conference's top defense
STATESBORO, Ga. - By trying not to slug it out, the Georgia Southern Eagles pounded Western Carolina, 45-7 on Saturday afternoon at Paulson Stadium.

Eagles improvise to rout conference's top defense
STATESBORO, Ga. - By trying not to slug it out, the Georgia Southern Eagles pounded Western Carolina, 45-7 on Saturday afternoon at Paulson Stadium.

Eagles improvise to rout conference's top defense

Chemistry kept gum-stealers away

Daly powers way to front

Bickerton wins the Abama Open

Golf roundup
CONOVER, N.C. - Dana Quigley shot a season-best 8-under-par 64 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Loren Roberts in the Greater Hickory Classic.

Golf roundup
CONOVER, N.C. - Dana Quigley shot a season-best 8-under-par 64 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Loren Roberts in the Greater Hickory Classic.

Woods outlasts Daly in titanic battle
SAN FRANCISCO - In a phenomenal display of power between golf's two biggest sluggers, Tiger Woods outlasted John Daly in the American Express Championship because of a 3-foot putt.

Bickerton wins the Abama Open
TENERIFE, Canary Islands - John Bickerton won the Abama Open de Canarias on Sunday, shooting a 3-under 68 to beat Stuart Little and Michael Kirk by five strokes.

Bickerton wins the Abama Open
TENERIFE, Canary Islands - John Bickerton won the Abama Open de Canarias on Sunday, shooting a 3-under 68 to beat Stuart Little and Michael Kirk by five strokes.

Golf roundup

Haas wins first Champions Tour title at Greater Hickory Classic
CONOVER, N.C. - Jay Haas rallied with a 7-under 65 Sunday for his first Champions Tour victory, a two-stroke win at the Greater Hickory Classic.

Daly powers way to front
SAN FRANCISCO - John Daly relied on the long ball to get back into contention, then to take the lead away from Colin Montgomerie on Saturday in an American Express Championship that kept a chilled gallery in suspense.

Daly powers way to front
SAN FRANCISCO - John Daly relied on the long ball to get back into contention, then to take the lead away from Colin Montgomerie on Saturday in an American Express Championship that kept a chilled gallery in suspense.

Perrot rallies for first LPGA Tour victory

Woods outlasts Daly in titanic battle

Perrot rallies for first LPGA Tour victory
AUBURN, Calif. - Chile's Nicole Perrot earned her first LPGA Tour victory Sunday, rallying from a two-shot deficit to win the Longs Drugs Challenge.

Woods outlasts Daly in titanic battle
SAN FRANCISCO - In a phenomenal display of power between golf's two biggest sluggers, Tiger Woods outlasted John Daly in the American Express Championship because of a 3-foot putt.

Haas wins first Champions Tour title at Greater Hickory Classic
CONOVER, N.C. - Jay Haas rallied with a 7-under 65 Sunday for his first Champions Tour victory, a two-stroke win at the Greater Hickory Classic.

Perrot rallies for first LPGA Tour victory
AUBURN, Calif. - Chile's Nicole Perrot earned her first LPGA Tour victory Sunday, rallying from a two-shot deficit to win the Longs Drugs Challenge.

Haas wins first Champions Tour title at Greater Hickory Classic

Friday night football rewind

Friday's scores

Friday night football rewind
Warren County vs. Aquinas on Friday was a good measuring stick game for Region 7-A, helping decipher how the region was going to shake out for the remainder of the season. Why? The Irish were a good comparison point considering they played Lincoln County last week.

Friday's scores
Scores from last week's games.

Friday night football rewind
Warren County vs. Aquinas on Friday was a good measuring stick game for Region 7-A, helping decipher how the region was going to shake out for the remainder of the season. Why? The Irish were a good comparison point considering they played Lincoln County last week.

Friday's scores
Scores from last week's games.

Thrashers net eight on Capitals

Thrashers net eight on Capitals
ATLANTA - Peter Bondra got the best of his former team for the second consecutive night, scoring two goals and adding an assist to help the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Washington Capitals, 8-1 on Saturday night.

Thrashers net eight on Capitals
ATLANTA - Peter Bondra got the best of his former team for the second consecutive night, scoring two goals and adding an assist to help the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Washington Capitals, 8-1 on Saturday night.

Polite profanity is cause of confusion
My son came home from school, assigned to "interview" an older person about the way things used to be. Naturally, he called his grandfather - who has contributed to similar requests from at least three other grandchildren.

Polite profanity is cause of confusion
My son came home from school, assigned to "interview" an older person about the way things used to be. Naturally, he called his grandfather - who has contributed to similar requests from at least three other grandchildren.

Skyfest offers excitement
I want to encourage everyone to come to Boshears Skyfest 2005 on Oct. 15 and 16 at Daniel Field. This year's show promises to be one of the most exciting ever.Brad Kyzer, Augusta

Cronyism runs rampant
First we got a Supreme Court nominee who wouldn't talk about his record in detail. Now we have a nominee who doesn't have a record, because she's never been a judge! Is there any doubt now about what is going on? It's so transparent it's almost funny.Rusty Walton, Augusta

Commissioner chose not to face reality
Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams was quoted Oct. 7 in The Augusta Chronicle as saying, "We've got guidelines, we've got bylaws, we've got laws to govern us. I am not even going to entertain anything like that," meaning Woody Merry's proposed Contract with Augusta.John R. Davis, Augusta

Put disaster fault where it belongs

Cronyism runs rampant

Tommy Boyles is a good fit for mayor

Face the facts: Our president is failing
I would like my Republican friends to refrain from personal attacks on Democrats, and to have an exchange of views without being nasty. Just stick to the facts.Carroll C. Kenny, Martinez

Let the terminally ill die with dignity

Calvin Holland will lead for change
Recently I worked for Sen. Ed Tarver's campaign because I believed in him, and I knew him well.Joseph Diggs Sr., Augusta

Put disaster fault where it belongs
In recent weeks our country has suffered tremendous loss of life from natural catastrophes, not a man-made one such as 9-11. These battles of man and nature are increasing with an intensity that is nothing less than horrific.Barbara A. Mohler, North Augusta

Face the facts: Our president is failing
I would like my Republican friends to refrain from personal attacks on Democrats, and to have an exchange of views without being nasty. Just stick to the facts.Carroll C. Kenny, Martinez

Tommy Boyles is a good fit for mayor
I am so glad Tommy Boyles decided to run for mayor.Rita Hamilton, Augusta

Calvin Holland will lead for change

Let the terminally ill die with dignity
The Bush administration has brought Oregon to the Supreme Court over its "death with dignity" law. The suit claims that doctors who prescribe the lethal drugs are in violation of federal drug laws, and should lose their prescribing rights.Victor Reilly, Aiken S.C.

Skyfest offers excitement

Tommy Boyles is a good fit for mayor
I am so glad Tommy Boyles decided to run for mayor.Rita Hamilton, Augusta

Cronyism runs rampant
First we got a Supreme Court nominee who wouldn't talk about his record in detail. Now we have a nominee who doesn't have a record, because she's never been a judge! Is there any doubt now about what is going on? It's so transparent it's almost funny.Rusty Walton, Augusta

Let the terminally ill die with dignity
The Bush administration has brought Oregon to the Supreme Court over its "death with dignity" law. The suit claims that doctors who prescribe the lethal drugs are in violation of federal drug laws, and should lose their prescribing rights.Victor Reilly, Aiken S.C.

Skyfest offers excitement
I want to encourage everyone to come to Boshears Skyfest 2005 on Oct. 15 and 16 at Daniel Field. This year's show promises to be one of the most exciting ever.Brad Kyzer, Augusta

Commissioner chose not to face reality

Calvin Holland will lead for change
Recently I worked for Sen. Ed Tarver's campaign because I believed in him, and I knew him well.Joseph Diggs Sr., Augusta

Face the facts: Our president is failing

Commissioner chose not to face reality
Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams was quoted Oct. 7 in The Augusta Chronicle as saying, "We've got guidelines, we've got bylaws, we've got laws to govern us. I am not even going to entertain anything like that," meaning Woody Merry's proposed Contract with Augusta.John R. Davis, Augusta

Put disaster fault where it belongs
In recent weeks our country has suffered tremendous loss of life from natural catastrophes, not a man-made one such as 9-11. These battles of man and nature are increasing with an intensity that is nothing less than horrific.Barbara A. Mohler, North Augusta

Techbits: Sniper detector, TV wars and more

Rules for gifts to clients vary with businesses

Aiken home big on charm

Group investigates concept of portable, virtual desktop

Solar systems are good for use in any climate

Video Game Review: New hockey games hit the ice

Living briefs

Exhibit explores history of slavery in New York

Recipes add variety to holidays

Alabama towns ranked No. 1 in nation for public golf

New Orleans' tourists head elsewhere but long to go back

Domain for travel industry open for business

Some people still have midlife crises

Mini photo album puts your pictures in your pocket

Deer Valley swooshes to top ski spottravel briefs

Aiken home big on charm
With an open floor plan and 4,000 square feet of space, Tony and Maureen Woltermann's Aiken home offers plenty of room to roam.

Video Game Review: New hockey games hit the ice
NEW YORK - With the return - finally - of the National Hockey League comes the new video-game versions. And once again, "NHL 2K6" by 2K Sports skates circles around "NHL 2006" from Electronic Arts. Both are visually stunning renditions of the real thing, but "NHL 2K6" offers superior game play and more realism.

Exhibit explores history of slavery in New York
NEW YORK - Most Americans think of slavery as a Southern institution, but for close to 200 years, New York City served as a centerpiece in the African slave trade.

Group investigates concept of portable, virtual desktop
P>While ever more ways exist to replicate your favorite computer environment on any PC, researchers at International Business Machines Corp. are trying to take the concept further.

Mini photo album puts your pictures in your pocket
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - I'm preparing for my 30th high school reunion. Do I color the hair to hide the flecks of gray? Trim the beard? Don a sharkskin suit?

Living briefs
On the sands of a Brazilian beach, Luke Detchemendy gave Bridget Welsh an unexpected birthday gift - a marriage proposal.

New Orleans' tourists head elsewhere but long to go back
Karen Wall had planned to celebrate her birthday in New Orleans later this month. Instead, she and her husband are heading to Orlando.

Some people still have midlife crises
The concept of a midlife crisis - that at life's halfway point, people reassess their life direction and make radical changes - turns 40 this year, and the term is going through its own midlife crisis.

Solar systems are good for use in any climate
Q: We visited cousins of ours in Minnesota this summer, and were surprised to see a number of homes with solar systems on their roofs. There was even a car wash there that is powered by solar energy. We see a lot of this near our home in Georgia, but we didn't realize solar energy could be used up north. Does this really work?

Rules for gifts to clients vary with businesses
Dear Carson: I would like to ask you about business etiquette. What would be an appropriate gift of appreciation to valued customers? What would be considered too much?

Techbits: Sniper detector, TV wars and more
BOSTON - The maker of a track-wheeled robot used in Iraq and Afghanistan is developing a version designed to locate the source of sniper fire.

Aiken home big on charm
With an open floor plan and 4,000 square feet of space, Tony and Maureen Woltermann's Aiken home offers plenty of room to roam.

Recipes add variety to holidays
You've made your "famous" green bean casserole every year for the past 20 Thanksgivings and Christmases.

Video Game Review: New hockey games hit the ice
NEW YORK - With the return - finally - of the National Hockey League comes the new video-game versions. And once again, "NHL 2K6" by 2K Sports skates circles around "NHL 2006" from Electronic Arts. Both are visually stunning renditions of the real thing, but "NHL 2K6" offers superior game play and more realism.

Rules for gifts to clients vary with businesses
Dear Carson: I would like to ask you about business etiquette. What would be an appropriate gift of appreciation to valued customers? What would be considered too much?

Exhibit explores history of slavery in New York
NEW YORK - Most Americans think of slavery as a Southern institution, but for close to 200 years, New York City served as a centerpiece in the African slave trade.

Alabama towns ranked No. 1 in nation for public golf
AUBURN, Ala. - Myrtle Beach, S.C., has more golf holes per person than any other city in the nation, and Orlando, Fla., is the home of Tiger Woods. But two towns in east Alabama have them both beat for those who like to tee it up.

Solar systems are good for use in any climate
Q: We visited cousins of ours in Minnesota this summer, and were surprised to see a number of homes with solar systems on their roofs. There was even a car wash there that is powered by solar energy. We see a lot of this near our home in Georgia, but we didn't realize solar energy could be used up north. Does this really work?

Domain for travel industry open for business
NEW YORK - A new online domain for the travel industry is open for business.

New Orleans' tourists head elsewhere but long to go back
Karen Wall had planned to celebrate her birthday in New Orleans later this month. Instead, she and her husband are heading to Orlando.

Living briefs
On the sands of a Brazilian beach, Luke Detchemendy gave Bridget Welsh an unexpected birthday gift - a marriage proposal.

Alabama towns ranked No. 1 in nation for public golf
AUBURN, Ala. - Myrtle Beach, S.C., has more golf holes per person than any other city in the nation, and Orlando, Fla., is the home of Tiger Woods. But two towns in east Alabama have them both beat for those who like to tee it up.

Mini photo album puts your pictures in your pocket
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - I'm preparing for my 30th high school reunion. Do I color the hair to hide the flecks of gray? Trim the beard? Don a sharkskin suit?

Domain for travel industry open for business
NEW YORK - A new online domain for the travel industry is open for business.

Group investigates concept of portable, virtual desktop
P>While ever more ways exist to replicate your favorite computer environment on any PC, researchers at International Business Machines Corp. are trying to take the concept further.

Deer Valley swooshes to top ski spottravel briefs
BOULDER, Colo. -- Deer Valley in Utah won the top spot in Ski Magazine's annual guide to the top 50 North American ski resorts.

Techbits: Sniper detector, TV wars and more
BOSTON - The maker of a track-wheeled robot used in Iraq and Afghanistan is developing a version designed to locate the source of sniper fire.

Some people still have midlife crises
The concept of a midlife crisis - that at life's halfway point, people reassess their life direction and make radical changes - turns 40 this year, and the term is going through its own midlife crisis.

Recipes add variety to holidays
You've made your "famous" green bean casserole every year for the past 20 Thanksgivings and Christmases.

Deer Valley swooshes to top ski spottravel briefs
BOULDER, Colo. -- Deer Valley in Utah won the top spot in Ski Magazine's annual guide to the top 50 North American ski resorts.

Lynx open season with home games
The Augusta Lynx released their updated schedule following the postponed seasons of the Mississippi Sea Wolves and Texas Wildcatters because of recent hurricanes.

2005-06 Lynx Schedule

Lynx jokers are back on the ice
When Dan Sullivan was released by the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans last weekend, he called Colt King.

Lynx jokers are back on the ice

2005-06 Lynx Schedule
October21-vs. South Carolina; 23- vs. Columbia; 25-at South Carolina; 28-at Gwinnett; 29-at Pensacola

2005-06 Lynx Schedule
October21-vs. South Carolina; 23- vs. Columbia; 25-at South Carolina; 28-at Gwinnett; 29-at Pensacola

Lynx open season with home games
The Augusta Lynx released their updated schedule following the postponed seasons of the Mississippi Sea Wolves and Texas Wildcatters because of recent hurricanes.

Lynx open season with home games

Lynx jokers are back on the ice
When Dan Sullivan was released by the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans last weekend, he called Colt King.

The week ahead
TAG OFFICES CLOSED: All tag offices in Richmond and Columbia counties will be closed today because of a computer upgrade in Atlanta that began Friday. The Tax Commissioners' Property Tax sections, however, will be open for taxpayer service in both counties. The tag offices will reopen Tuesday.

Garbage fee plan shakes up bills
There will be no such thing as free garbage pickup in Augusta next year because the city plans to change the way residents pay for the service.

Bond raises issues in Aiken County
AIKEN - At the end of May, Aiken County Council and school board leaders gathered at Sage Valley Golf Course.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kyle Cooper of North Augusta

Motor helps raise funds for orphans

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

Across the southeast
CAMERON, LA. - Former President George H.W. Bush wrapped up a tour of the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast on Sunday with a helicopter trip over parts of Texas and Louisiana, saying the damage reminded him of last year's Asian tsunami.

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

Columbus day schedule
Area closings

Attorney general hires prosecutors
COLUMBIA - The state attorney general's office is beefing up the staff in its fraud division to reduce a backlog of cases and answer critics who say the department isn't tough enough on insurance scams.

The week ahead
TAG OFFICES CLOSED: All tag offices in Richmond and Columbia counties will be closed today because of a computer upgrade in Atlanta that began Friday. The Tax Commissioners' Property Tax sections, however, will be open for taxpayer service in both counties. The tag offices will reopen Tuesday.

Battle's just begun
First Sgt. Emory Randolph, a re-enactor with the Fifth Regiment Georgia, charges over a fence during a mock battle in Thomson.

Bond raises issues in Aiken County
AIKEN - At the end of May, Aiken County Council and school board leaders gathered at Sage Valley Golf Course.

Columbus day schedule
Area closings

Walk, group help parents heal after loss
ad Sam Atkins not lost his infant daughter five years ago, he said, he would have never been able to help a grieving mother he met on a mission trip to Kenya this summer.

Just in time
Jared Turner (right) and Jim Ripple cross the finish line as their times are announced during the Pink Ribbon Run, which was held along Lake Olmstead on Saturday morning.

Days of cruisin' over?
Erin Crouch's baby-sitting money doesn't go as far as it used to.

Friends show support for police with treats

Official ignored ethics warnings
ATLANTA - The head of the state's prison system ignored ethics warnings against raising money from private contractors to fund a lavish conference, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation report revealed.

Across the area

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Debate heads to federal court
ATLANTA - One woman was born before birth certificates were the custom. Another is going through the red tape that follows a divorce. Yet another doesn't have the necessary paperwork to get a driver's license.

Keysville's 'visionary' keeps faith
KEYSVILLE, Ga. - For the past 20 years, Mayor Emma Gresham has been to Keysville what a 120-watt light bulb is to a windowless room.

Across the southeast

Loss of leaders could ring in new political era

2 more suspects arrested
TIFTON, Ga. - Two more men sought in the string of armed-robbery attacks that preyed on immigrant Hispanic workers in south Georgia have been arrested, authorities said.

Sports Council, Columbia County make new deal
In sports terms, just think of Columbia County as an emerging athlete and the Greater Augusta Sports Council as one of its agents.

Giving assists SRS contractor's bidding process

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Official ignored ethics warnings

Across the region
MACON, GA. - Little Richard, the self-proclaimed architect of rock 'n' roll, built some goodwill in his hometown Saturday when he donated to the city almost half of his concert fee to settle concerns over who is paying the tab for his show.

Homeowners rally to fight taxes

Homeowners rally to fight taxes
COLUMBIA - As lawmakers discuss strategies for reforming property taxes, homeowners are getting together to persuade them to end the system of using land values to fund local schools.

The week ahead

Giving assists SRS contractor's bidding process
AIKEN - When the Aiken Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was burglarized in July, BNG America SRC, a Savannah River Site contractor, gave the organization $1,600 for a security system.

Sports Council, Columbia County make new deal

Five questions with Carly Kobasiar
Carly Kobasiar, the Community Events Specialist for Columbia County doesn't mind getting dressed up for work. At the seventh annual Columbia County Art and Renaissance Festival, which begins Friday, Ms. Kobasiar will don a replica of a 14th century noblewoman's dress.

Bond raises issues in Aiken County

Battle's just begun
First Sgt. Emory Randolph, a re-enactor with the Fifth Regiment Georgia, charges over a fence during a mock battle in Thomson.

Long way to ride

Celebration takes time to offer help
In spite of the dark clouds that intermingled with sunshine over downtown Augusta, hundreds converged Saturday for a celebration of Latin American culture.

Walk, group help parents heal after loss

Challengers stress desire for progress
Freddie Handy, the interim Super District 9 member of the Augusta Commission, says he can easily sum up the reason for re-electing him.

Across the region

Kid of the Day

Challengers stress desire for progress
Freddie Handy, the interim Super District 9 member of the Augusta Commission, says he can easily sum up the reason for re-electing him.

Across the region
MACON, GA. - Little Richard, the self-proclaimed architect of rock 'n' roll, built some goodwill in his hometown Saturday when he donated to the city almost half of his concert fee to settle concerns over who is paying the tab for his show.

Garbage fee plan shakes up bills
There will be no such thing as free garbage pickup in Augusta next year because the city plans to change the way residents pay for the service.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Loss of leaders could ring in new political era
As an up-and-coming politician in the 1980s, Moses Todd became aware early on of the must-dos for a black candidate in Augusta to get elected - or re-elected - to public office.

Debate heads to federal court

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Kyle Cooper of North Augusta

Across South Carolina

Just in time
Jared Turner (right) and Jim Ripple cross the finish line as their times are announced during the Pink Ribbon Run, which was held along Lake Olmstead on Saturday morning.

Friends show support for police with treats
"I love you. Take care. Don't forget to duck."

Motor helps raise funds for orphans
NEW ELLENTON - Like a queen in a royal procession, she perched majestically on the bed of a black metal trailer pulled authoritatively by an antique auto dressed in blazing red.

Giving assists SRS contractor's bidding process
AIKEN - When the Aiken Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was burglarized in July, BNG America SRC, a Savannah River Site contractor, gave the organization $1,600 for a security system.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested two men in an early morning home invasion Saturday, records show.

Five questions with Carly Kobasiar
Carly Kobasiar, the Community Events Specialist for Columbia County doesn't mind getting dressed up for work. At the seventh annual Columbia County Art and Renaissance Festival, which begins Friday, Ms. Kobasiar will don a replica of a 14th century noblewoman's dress.

Across South Carolina
DILLON - College Place United Methodist Church of Columbia is renovating two classrooms at a junior high in response to a documentary on the crumbling state of schools in rural South Carolina.

Days of cruisin' over?
Erin Crouch's baby-sitting money doesn't go as far as it used to.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested two men in an early morning home invasion Saturday, records show.

Long way to ride
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (center with sunglasses) rides with the pack as they make their way through Couchton as part of his second annual Family Fitness Challenge. Mr. Sanford and more than 200 others biked Sunday from Aiken to Columbia.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A man was killed in a shootout that injured two Atlanta police officers and a woman early Saturday morning, police said.

Across the southeast
CAMERON, LA. - Former President George H.W. Bush wrapped up a tour of the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast on Sunday with a helicopter trip over parts of Texas and Louisiana, saying the damage reminded him of last year's Asian tsunami.

2 more suspects arrested
TIFTON, Ga. - Two more men sought in the string of armed-robbery attacks that preyed on immigrant Hispanic workers in south Georgia have been arrested, authorities said.

Official ignored ethics warnings
ATLANTA - The head of the state's prison system ignored ethics warnings against raising money from private contractors to fund a lavish conference, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation report revealed.

Debate heads to federal court
ATLANTA - One woman was born before birth certificates were the custom. Another is going through the red tape that follows a divorce. Yet another doesn't have the necessary paperwork to get a driver's license.

Pulaski is given funeral of a hero
SAVANNAH, Ga. - With a horse-drawn caisson pulling the casket, burial rites read by a Polish bishop and a 21-gun salute from Army soldier, Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski received a hero's funeral Sunday on the 226th anniversary of the Revolutionary War battle in which he was slain.

Attorney general hires prosecutors
COLUMBIA - The state attorney general's office is beefing up the staff in its fraud division to reduce a backlog of cases and answer critics who say the department isn't tough enough on insurance scams.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Patrick Malcolm, 3, of North Augusta.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A man was killed in a shootout that injured two Atlanta police officers and a woman early Saturday morning, police said.

Friends show support for police with treats
"I love you. Take care. Don't forget to duck."

Across South Carolina
DILLON - College Place United Methodist Church of Columbia is renovating two classrooms at a junior high in response to a documentary on the crumbling state of schools in rural South Carolina.

Walk, group help parents heal after loss
ad Sam Atkins not lost his infant daughter five years ago, he said, he would have never been able to help a grieving mother he met on a mission trip to Kenya this summer.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Sports Council, Columbia County make new deal
In sports terms, just think of Columbia County as an emerging athlete and the Greater Augusta Sports Council as one of its agents.

2 more suspects arrested

Homeowners rally to fight taxes
COLUMBIA - As lawmakers discuss strategies for reforming property taxes, homeowners are getting together to persuade them to end the system of using land values to fund local schools.

Attorney general hires prosecutors

Pulaski is given funeral of a hero
SAVANNAH, Ga. - With a horse-drawn caisson pulling the casket, burial rites read by a Polish bishop and a 21-gun salute from Army soldier, Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski received a hero's funeral Sunday on the 226th anniversary of the Revolutionary War battle in which he was slain.

News you can use

Legal troubles follow evacuees
COLUMBIA - A couple who came to Columbia after being airlifted from their New Orleans home Sept. 10 caught people's attention when they were reunited with their dachshund, Boogie.

Where we live

Keysville's 'visionary' keeps faith
KEYSVILLE, Ga. - For the past 20 years, Mayor Emma Gresham has been to Keysville what a 120-watt light bulb is to a windowless room.

Battle's just begun

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

Celebration takes time to offer help

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Challengers stress desire for progress

Loss of leaders could ring in new political era
As an up-and-coming politician in the 1980s, Moses Todd became aware early on of the must-dos for a black candidate in Augusta to get elected - or re-elected - to public office.

Legal troubles follow evacuees

Celebration takes time to offer help
In spite of the dark clouds that intermingled with sunshine over downtown Augusta, hundreds converged Saturday for a celebration of Latin American culture.

Across the area

Five questions with Carly Kobasiar

Garbage fee plan shakes up bills

Across the southeast
CAMERON, LA. - Former President George H.W. Bush wrapped up a tour of the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast on Sunday with a helicopter trip over parts of Texas and Louisiana, saying the damage reminded him of last year's Asian tsunami.

Motor helps raise funds for orphans
NEW ELLENTON - Like a queen in a royal procession, she perched majestically on the bed of a black metal trailer pulled authoritatively by an antique auto dressed in blazing red.

Across the area
An Augusta man has been charged with breaking the plate-glass windows at WAGT-TV (Channel 26), 905 Broad St.

Pulaski is given funeral of a hero

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Patrick Malcolm, 3, of North Augusta.

Across Georgia

Long way to ride
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (center with sunglasses) rides with the pack as they make their way through Couchton as part of his second annual Family Fitness Challenge. Mr. Sanford and more than 200 others biked Sunday from Aiken to Columbia.

Just in time

Legal troubles follow evacuees
COLUMBIA - A couple who came to Columbia after being airlifted from their New Orleans home Sept. 10 caught people's attention when they were reunited with their dachshund, Boogie.

Days of cruisin' over?

Kid of the Day

Columbus day schedule

Keysville's 'visionary' keeps faith

Schaub proves Falcons have a backup plan
ATLANTA - As any coach will tell you, most of us media types didn't go to college to play football, which doesn't make us the most astute dissectors of Xs and Os.

Schaub proves Falcons have a backup plan
ATLANTA - As any coach will tell you, most of us media types didn't go to college to play football, which doesn't make us the most astute dissectors of Xs and Os.

Bulldogs sent their message early
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - They emerged from the tunnel locked arm in arm, marching in a tight column into the theater beneath 108,000 roaring fans.

Bulldogs sent their message early
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - They emerged from the tunnel locked arm in arm, marching in a tight column into the theater beneath 108,000 roaring fans.

Chemistry kept gum-stealers away
The past few weeks have brought me nothing but disappointment. My name was left off the short list of nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. To make matters worse, the folks in Stockholm snubbed me when they handed out a fresh crop of Nobel Prizes.

Chemistry kept gum-stealers away
The past few weeks have brought me nothing but disappointment. My name was left off the short list of nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court. To make matters worse, the folks in Stockholm snubbed me when they handed out a fresh crop of Nobel Prizes.

'Wallace & Gromit' carve out No. 1 debut with $16.1 million

'Wallace & Gromit' carve out No. 1 debut with $16.1 million
LOS ANGELES - Clay paid off at the box office for "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit." The clay-animated family film debuted as the top weekend movie with $16.1 million.

'Wallace & Gromit' carve out No. 1 debut with $16.1 million
LOS ANGELES - Clay paid off at the box office for "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit." The clay-animated family film debuted as the top weekend movie with $16.1 million.

Stewart keeps rivals in check
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Mark Martin, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards - the one-two-three finishers in Sunday's Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway - did what was necessary to get back into contention in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship.

Biffle is an uneasy rider

NASCAR notebook

Stewart keeps rivals in check

Stewart keeps rivals in check
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Mark Martin, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards - the one-two-three finishers in Sunday's Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway - did what was necessary to get back into contention in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship.

Martin leads Roush's rout at Kansas

NASCAR notebook
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - NASCAR launched a preemptive strike Saturday against multicar teams, saying it plans to limit the number in the future.

Kahne's move isn't popular
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - If Kasey Kahne tries something like the move that won him Saturday's Busch race in today's Nextel Cup event, Greg Biffle vowed to make him pay for it.

Biffle is an uneasy rider
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Greg Biffle admits to being a little skittish following three crashes in four days last week. He hopes to find his nerve in today's Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Martin leads Roush's rout at Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A day after NASCAR said it would end the collective success enjoyed by multicar teams, Roush Racing ganged up on everyone Sunday during the Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Biffle is an uneasy rider
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Greg Biffle admits to being a little skittish following three crashes in four days last week. He hopes to find his nerve in today's Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Kahne's move isn't popular

Kahne's move isn't popular
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - If Kasey Kahne tries something like the move that won him Saturday's Busch race in today's Nextel Cup event, Greg Biffle vowed to make him pay for it.

NASCAR notebook
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - NASCAR launched a preemptive strike Saturday against multicar teams, saying it plans to limit the number in the future.

Martin leads Roush's rout at Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A day after NASCAR said it would end the collective success enjoyed by multicar teams, Roush Racing ganged up on everyone Sunday during the Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway.

McKie looks forward to opportunity with Lakers
HONOLULU - Aaron McKie did a lot of sitting and watching last season - a victim of the Philadelphia 76ers' youth movement.

McKie looks forward to opportunity with Lakers

McKie looks forward to opportunity with Lakers
HONOLULU - Aaron McKie did a lot of sitting and watching last season - a victim of the Philadelphia 76ers' youth movement.

Panthers defeat Cardinals

Winning recipe is familiar for Pats

Hartwell might be gone for season

Atlanta can make a big statement

Area players in the NFL

NFL power rankings Week 5

Mr. William "Bill" F. Hirsch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Chambers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Thuan    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Sarah Lucy Bussey    (MODOC, S.C.)

Mr. Alvin P. Bridges    (EVANS, Ga.)

Dr. John R. Maben, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John F. Kane    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Ms. Sarah Lucy Bussey    (MODOC, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Burch Wright    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Lamar Bryant    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Andrews    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Broome, Sr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Curtis Courtney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland J. Huckabee    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Imogene Morris    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Joyce Chambers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Polly G. Sampson    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Burch Wright    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Weathersbee    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Alvin P. Bridges    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Palmore Suggs    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Andrews II    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin P. Bridges    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. David T. Watkins II    (GROVELAND, Fla.)

Mr. Roy Andrews    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Rowe    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Joyce Chambers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha A. Ray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Essie Mae Harris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Patterson    (NEW YORK)

Ms. Esther Edwards Lowe    (SNELLVILLE, Ga.)

Jordan Muns    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Peggy Garvin Pringle    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ramon Mathis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis Courtney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Butler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mamie Jean Steptoe    (MEEKS COMMUNITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Chambers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edster Tomlin, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sandra Cravey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn R. White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland J. Huckabee    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Manokau Youngblood    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. John F. Kane    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Jordan Muns    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Dr. John R. Maben, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Butler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Anna Mae McKie    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Henrietta Bell    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. John F. Kane    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. William "Bill" F. Hirsch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred H. Shelman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Henrietta Bell    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. David T. Watkins II    (GROVELAND, Fla.)

Mrs. Louise Butler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. W. Wallace Reel, Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Chestang, Jr.    (MSGT AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edster Tomlin, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Davis    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Gloria Tutt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Turner Hines    (HINESVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha A. Ray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John F. Kane    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. W. Wallace Reel, Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Fred Mackie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Janet Droba Rice    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Mae McKie    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Miss Martha A. Ray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Janet Droba Rice    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Rowe    (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mamie Jean Steptoe    (MEEKS COMMUNITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Seigler    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Lamar Bryant    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Darold Reed    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Fred Mackie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edster Tomlin, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael G. Mulich    (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Weathersbee    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Clifford Patterson    (NEW YORK)

Mr. Norris Ware    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Evie Webb Powell    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Tutt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Clifford Patterson    (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Mildred H. Shelman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nora Peacock    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Peggy Garvin Pringle    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Alvin P. Bridges    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Sandra Cravey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Ola Braddy    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Butler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Baughman    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Broome, Sr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Roy Andrews II    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Weathersbee    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Manokau Youngblood    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Weathersbee    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn R. White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Norris Ware    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Evie Webb Powell    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Chestang, Jr.    (MSGT AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ramon Mathis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Davis    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Weathersbee    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Ms. Esther Edwards Lowe    (SNELLVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Edster Tomlin, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Turner Hines    (HINESVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Thuan    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Mackie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Polly G. Sampson    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Ms. Essie Mae Harris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Darold Reed    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Imogene Morris    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Miss Martha A. Ray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Palmore Suggs    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Patterson    (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Nora Peacock    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Ola Braddy    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucile Rogers    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Michael G. Mulich    (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Seigler    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Fred Mackie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucile Rogers    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Essie Mae Harris (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. John F. Kane (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis Courtney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John F. Kane (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha A. Ray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sarah Lucy Bussey (MODOC, S.C.)

Mr. Clifford Patterson (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Mamie Jean Steptoe (MEEKS COMMUNITY, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin P. Bridges (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Chambers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Mackie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Butler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Peggy Garvin Pringle (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Manokau Youngblood (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucile Rogers (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Mackie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Mae McKie (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Roy Andrews II (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Andrews (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Michael G. Mulich (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Turner Hines (HINESVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Weathersbee (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Davis (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Sandra Cravey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edster Tomlin, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Thuan (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Butler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Martha A. Ray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Henrietta Bell (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Broome, Sr. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Norris Ware (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Ola Braddy (MACON, Ga.)

Ms. Esther Edwards Lowe (SNELLVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Patterson (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Mildred H. Shelman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. John R. Maben, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Seigler (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Burch Wright (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Weathersbee (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Baughman (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. W. Wallace Reel, Jr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Cleveland J. Huckabee (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Nell Palmore Suggs (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Polly G. Sampson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Rowe (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn R. White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William "Bill" F. Hirsch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Lamar Bryant (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Chestang, Jr. (MSGT AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evie Webb Powell (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Nora Peacock (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Darold Reed (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Ms. Janet Droba Rice (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin P. Bridges (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ramon Mathis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Edster Tomlin, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Chambers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jordan Muns (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Gloria Tutt (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Imogene Morris (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. David T. Watkins II (GROVELAND, Fla.)

Fight barely ends and talk is of a third fight

Overtime

Overtime

Sports rants

Area sports announcements

Sports rants
THE ADMINISTRATION AND athletic director at Evans are reaping what they have sown.

Overtime
In Pembroke, N.C., USC Aiken coach Will Condon earned his 100th victory as Mandy Gerolstein and Laura Williams led the Lady Pacers to a 3-1 victory over UNC Pembroke.

Fight barely ends and talk is of a third fight
LAS VEGAS - Diego Corrales had barely picked himself off the canvas and plans were already under way for a third fight with Jose Luis Castillo.

Sports rants
THE ADMINISTRATION AND athletic director at Evans are reaping what they have sown.

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 Filderstadt, Germany, Lindsay Davenport earned her 50th career title with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Amelie Mauresmo at the Porsche Grand Prix.

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.

Fight barely ends and talk is of a third fight
LAS VEGAS - Diego Corrales had barely picked himself off the canvas and plans were already under way for a third fight with Jose Luis Castillo.

Overtime
In Pembroke, N.C., USC Aiken coach Will Condon earned his 100th victory as Mandy Gerolstein and Laura Williams led the Lady Pacers to a 3-1 victory over UNC Pembroke.

Overtime
In Filderstadt, Germany, Lindsay Davenport earned her 50th career title with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Amelie Mauresmo at the Porsche Grand Prix.

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

Heavy load of fish
Chandler Shoemaker, 9, of Evans, needed help from stepdad, Richard Downs, to hoist this flathead he landed at Thurmond Lake near Parksville, S.C. The fish, caught using live herring, weighed 41 pounds.

Rookie takes home her 1st gator
Rookie gator hunter Katherine Sheetz, 17, and her dad, Steve Sheetz were among a handful of area residents drawn for Georgia's 2005 alligator season, which ended Oct. 2.

Heavy load of fish
Chandler Shoemaker, 9, of Evans, needed help from stepdad, Richard Downs, to hoist this flathead he landed at Thurmond Lake near Parksville, S.C. The fish, caught using live herring, weighed 41 pounds.

Rookie takes home her 1st gator
Rookie gator hunter Katherine Sheetz, 17, and her dad, Steve Sheetz were among a handful of area residents drawn for Georgia's 2005 alligator season, which ended Oct. 2.

Heavy load of fish

Rookie takes home her 1st gator

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

Outdoors calendar

Cuts will impact wildlife management areas
Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division is likely to lose part of its staff next year, and the state's fishermen and hunters could lose as many as a dozen wildlife management areas.

Cuts will impact wildlife management areas
Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division is likely to lose part of its staff next year, and the state's fishermen and hunters could lose as many as a dozen wildlife management areas.

Panthers defeat Cardinals
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Carolina Panthers put a stop to Josh McCown's passing show just in time to start their first winning streak of the season.

Winning recipe is familiar for Pats
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons could easily explain away their 31-28 loss to the New England Patriots.

Atlanta can make a big statement
ATLANTA - DeAngelo Hall is adamant about one thing: The Atlanta Falcons can make a significant statement with a victory Sunday over the world champion New England Patriots.

Atlanta can make a big statement
ATLANTA - DeAngelo Hall is adamant about one thing: The Atlanta Falcons can make a significant statement with a victory Sunday over the world champion New England Patriots.

Hartwell might be gone for season
ATLANTA - Atlanta linebacker Edgerton Hartwell might be lost for the season after an Achilles' tendon injury Sunday.

Hartwell might be gone for season
ATLANTA - Atlanta linebacker Edgerton Hartwell might be lost for the season after an Achilles' tendon injury Sunday.

Area players in the NFL
How they faired

Area players in the NFL
How they faired

NFL power rankings Week 5
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Winning recipe is familiar for Pats
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons could easily explain away their 31-28 loss to the New England Patriots.

Panthers defeat Cardinals
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Carolina Panthers put a stop to Josh McCown's passing show just in time to start their first winning streak of the season.

NFL power rankings Week 5
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Pope hails anti-Nazi bishop as courageous example for today
VATICAN CITY - A German bishop known as the "Lion of Muenster" for his courageous anti-Nazi sermons during World War II took a step on the road to sainthood when he was beatified Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope hails anti-Nazi bishop as courageous example for today
VATICAN CITY - A German bishop known as the "Lion of Muenster" for his courageous anti-Nazi sermons during World War II took a step on the road to sainthood when he was beatified Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica.

Cuts will impact wildlife management areas

Bulldogs sent their message early

Schaub proves Falcons have a backup plan

The mystery's the thing on new network series
LOS ANGELES - It's not just a case of whodunit this TV season. It's also a matter of who is it, is it alien and does it want to destroy us? Who's behind the frame-up? Who married Ted?

'Ghost Hunters' visit America's 'most haunted' city
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Blown-out candles rekindle themselves, silverware moves untouched around vacant tables and a shadowy figure lurks in the basement.

Killer's capture forced furious rewrites for BTK movie
NEW YORK - Producers of a made-for-TV movie about the BTK killer were preparing a story about a community terrorized and investigators frustrated by a mystery man - until Dennis Rader was caught.

Killer's capture forced furious rewrites for BTK movie
NEW YORK - Producers of a made-for-TV movie about the BTK killer were preparing a story about a community terrorized and investigators frustrated by a mystery man - until Dennis Rader was caught.

'Ghost Hunters' visit America's 'most haunted' city
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Blown-out candles rekindle themselves, silverware moves untouched around vacant tables and a shadowy figure lurks in the basement.

The mystery's the thing on new network series

'Ghost Hunters' visit America's 'most haunted' city

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
It was 100 years ago that Albert Einstein had a brainstorm: mass and energy are one, related by the formula E = mc2.

The mystery's the thing on new network series
LOS ANGELES - It's not just a case of whodunit this TV season. It's also a matter of who is it, is it alien and does it want to destroy us? Who's behind the frame-up? Who married Ted?

Killer's capture forced furious rewrites for BTK movie

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
It was 100 years ago that Albert Einstein had a brainstorm: mass and energy are one, related by the formula E = mc2.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

People in the News

Georgia tops Vols, remains unbeaten
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The knock on Georgia was its easy schedule, and D.J. Shockley never starting against a top-10 team.

Georgia tops Vols, remains unbeaten
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The knock on Georgia was its easy schedule, and D.J. Shockley never starting against a top-10 team.

Freshmen won't forget their first trip to Neyland
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Redshirt freshman Brannan Southerland peppered his elder teammates this past week, trying to get a sense of the experience of playing at Neyland Stadium.

Freshmen won't forget their first trip to Neyland
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Redshirt freshman Brannan Southerland peppered his elder teammates this past week, trying to get a sense of the experience of playing at Neyland Stadium.

Bulldogs are right where they want to be
Conventional wisdom had the 2005 Georgia football team pegged to drop a couple of notches from what had been the norm under coach Mark Richt. The Bulldogs were tabbed to finish third in the Southeastern Conference East Division and began the season with their lowest preseason rank since 2001.

Bulldogs are right where they want to be
Conventional wisdom had the 2005 Georgia football team pegged to drop a couple of notches from what had been the norm under coach Mark Richt. The Bulldogs were tabbed to finish third in the Southeastern Conference East Division and began the season with their lowest preseason rank since 2001.

Georgia tops Vols, remains unbeaten

Bulldogs are right where they want to be

Freshmen won't forget their first trip to Neyland

UGA notebook
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Thomas Flowers could barely breathe as his teammates cascaded down on top of him. Fresh off his game-changing 54-yard punt return midway through the fourth quarter that gave Georgia the lead for good, Flowers was in the midst of a chaotic scene in the corner of the south end zone at Neyland Stadium.

UGA notebook

UGA notebook
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Thomas Flowers could barely breathe as his teammates cascaded down on top of him. Fresh off his game-changing 54-yard punt return midway through the fourth quarter that gave Georgia the lead for good, Flowers was in the midst of a chaotic scene in the corner of the south end zone at Neyland Stadium.

Gamecocks blast Wildcats

Rice grabbing attention of fans, coaches

Gamecocks blast Wildcats
COLUMBIA - Not everything has changed for Steve Spurrier in the Southeastern Conference - he still knows how to beat Kentucky.

Rice grabbing attention of fans, coaches
COLUMBIA, S.C. - As South Carolina's Steve Spurrier and Kentucky's Rich Brooks chatted on the field before their game Saturday, Brooks brought up a player that caught his attention during the week's preparations.

Rice grabbing attention of fans, coaches
COLUMBIA, S.C. - As South Carolina's Steve Spurrier and Kentucky's Rich Brooks chatted on the field before their game Saturday, Brooks brought up a player that caught his attention during the week's preparations.

Gamecocks blast Wildcats
COLUMBIA - Not everything has changed for Steve Spurrier in the Southeastern Conference - he still knows how to beat Kentucky.

Recreation center events

Area adult literacy sites

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

This week

Governor plans bike ride from Aiken to Columbia

Bolivia run aids church missions

Correction

Athlete Spotlight: Lila Shull

Quilt show's raffle will benefit camp for children with cancer

Things to do

Group stresses the abilities of those who cope with disabilities

Meetings

Events

Sports hall of fame to induct first members

Reunions

Importance on inner beauty is stressed at senior pageant

CSRA bridge results

Senior Games promote good, healthy dose of competition

Pope hails anti-Nazi bishop as courageous example for today