Around the block
The Aiken Center for the Arts will hold its annual fundraiser, A Taste of Wine and Art, from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the arts center, 122 Laurens St. S.W.

Character is important to teen pageant winner
As Hannah Cromer prepared for the Miss Aiken County Teen pageant, selecting the platform of character for the contest was easy, she said.

Dancers' performance helps feed the needy
Beverlee Nichols' prayers were answered Saturday. Sandwiched between rainy days was a sunny afternoon - perfect for an outdoor performance to raise money for the Golden Harvest Food Bank.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1-5. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Events
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23; Jerusalem Baptist Church, 4185 Columbia Highway, North Ridge Spring, S.C.; with the Rev. Otis Moss; 210-0433

School lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1-5. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Around the block
The Aiken Center for the Arts will hold its annual fundraiser, A Taste of Wine and Art, from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the arts center, 122 Laurens St. S.W.

Aiken schools have accepted storm victims
In recent weeks, pupils from the hurricane-stricken Gulf Coast region have found new homes and schools in Aiken County.

School lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

Church stocks its Pumpkin Patch
It was similar to a water-bucket brigade.

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

Recreation center events
SPOOK-TACKULAR DONATIONS NEEDED: The center is looking for sponsorships and donations for its annual Halloween Spook-Tackular on Friday, Oct. 28. The center had 176 children at last year's event and expects twice as many this year.

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

This week
A taste of wine and art: 7-10 p.m. Thursday; Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W.; featuring signature dishes from area restaurants and 100 wines from 36 producers; $45; 641-9094

Recreation center events
SPOOK-TACKULAR DONATIONS NEEDED: The center is looking for sponsorships and donations for its annual Halloween Spook-Tackular on Friday, Oct. 28. The center had 176 children at last year's event and expects twice as many this year.

Willcox has had famous guests
Repeat guests, from the rich and famous to avid sportsmen, are a fixture at the Willcox Inn.

This week
A taste of wine and art: 7-10 p.m. Thursday; Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W.; featuring signature dishes from area restaurants and 100 wines from 36 producers; $45; 641-9094

Aiken flower show is hotbed for gardening ideas
The second annual Aiken Flower and Garden Show, which was held at the Rye Patch estate Thursday through Saturday, offered tips to experienced and novice gardeners alike.

Events
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23; Jerusalem Baptist Church, 4185 Columbia Highway, North Ridge Spring, S.C.; with the Rev. Otis Moss; 210-0433

Church stocks its Pumpkin Patch
It was similar to a water-bucket brigade.

Willcox has had famous guests
Repeat guests, from the rich and famous to avid sportsmen, are a fixture at the Willcox Inn.

Aiken schools have accepted storm victims
In recent weeks, pupils from the hurricane-stricken Gulf Coast region have found new homes and schools in Aiken County.

Aiken flower show is hotbed for gardening ideas
The second annual Aiken Flower and Garden Show, which was held at the Rye Patch estate Thursday through Saturday, offered tips to experienced and novice gardeners alike.

Dancers' performance helps feed the needy
Beverlee Nichols' prayers were answered Saturday. Sandwiched between rainy days was a sunny afternoon - perfect for an outdoor performance to raise money for the Golden Harvest Food Bank.

Character is important to teen pageant winner
As Hannah Cromer prepared for the Miss Aiken County Teen pageant, selecting the platform of character for the contest was easy, she said.

Rowling, McCullough among Quills Awards finalists
NEW YORK - J.K. Rowling, David McCullough and Stephen King were among the finalists Tuesday for the Quills Awards, populist literary prizes that so far have attracted more attention from the book industry than from the general public.

Rowling, McCullough among Quills Awards finalists

Rowling, McCullough among Quills Awards finalists
NEW YORK - J.K. Rowling, David McCullough and Stephen King were among the finalists Tuesday for the Quills Awards, populist literary prizes that so far have attracted more attention from the book industry than from the general public.

Angels win again despite lack of time off
CHICAGO - The Los Angeles Angels will have plenty of time to rest. Right now, they're too busy winning.

Angels win again despite lack of time off

Never a loss for words
CHICAGO - When Ozzie Guillen speaks, heads turn. Who knows what he might say next? What opinionated, four-letter-word spiel might come tumbling out as he waxes on about a game that makes him both ill and ecstatic.

Never a loss for words

Angels bounce Yankees again

Never a loss for words
CHICAGO - When Ozzie Guillen speaks, heads turn. Who knows what he might say next? What opinionated, four-letter-word spiel might come tumbling out as he waxes on about a game that makes him both ill and ecstatic.

Angels bounce Yankees again
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Angels were down and their ace was out. In came a 22-year-old rookie with a defiant look in his eye and the season on the line.

Angels bounce Yankees again
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Angels were down and their ace was out. In came a 22-year-old rookie with a defiant look in his eye and the season on the line.

Angels win again despite lack of time off
CHICAGO - The Los Angeles Angels will have plenty of time to rest. Right now, they're too busy winning.

Coining phrases with enough 'velcro factor' to stick

Braves can't let loss go yet

Five questions for Braves

Five questions for Braves
ATLANTA - There are far fewer questions facing the Atlanta Braves in this off-season in comparison to ones in recent years, Chipper Jones said Monday.

Braves can't let loss go yet
ATLANTA - The final, lasting image of the Braves' 2005 season is one part chill-inducing, one part fitting.

14 notable days for 2005 Braves

14 notable days for 2005 Braves
DEC. 16, 2004: The Braves acquire Tim Hudson (above) from Oakland for Juan Cruz, Dan Meyer and Charles Thomas. Hudson wins 14 games while the trio the Braves gave up spends most of the season in the minors.

Braves can't let loss go yet
ATLANTA - The final, lasting image of the Braves' 2005 season is one part chill-inducing, one part fitting.

Five questions for Braves
ATLANTA - There are far fewer questions facing the Atlanta Braves in this off-season in comparison to ones in recent years, Chipper Jones said Monday.

14 notable days for 2005 Braves
DEC. 16, 2004: The Braves acquire Tim Hudson (above) from Oakland for Juan Cruz, Dan Meyer and Charles Thomas. Hudson wins 14 games while the trio the Braves gave up spends most of the season in the minors.

Chicken business joins rush to draw Furys Ferry crowds

Merger forms leader in field
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lincoln National Corp. agreed Monday to acquire Jefferson-Pilot Corp. in a $7.5 billion merger deal that creates one of the nation's biggest public life insurance companies.

Competition restrained by SBC buyout of AT&T
NEW YORK - SBC Communications Inc.'s planned purchase of AT&T Corp. is still awaiting government approval, but it already appears to be reducing competition in a way that might cost taxpayers.

IRS turns vacation time into storm aid
You no longer need cash to make a financial contribution to hurricane relief efforts, thanks to the Internal Revenue Service.

Anxiety over earnings builds amid declines

Stocks finish mixed as bull market shows age
NEW YORK - Stocks closed mixed Tuesday as strong earnings from Alcoa Inc. led the Dow Jones industrials slightly higher but the Nasdaq gave up early gains as rising oil prices renewed worries about inflation and recession.

Anxiety over earnings builds amid declines
NEW YORK - Stocks fell Monday as Delphi Corp.'s bankruptcy filing and lowered outlooks at Northrop Grumman Corp. and Xilinx Inc. set a gloomy tone on Wall Street before the upcoming third-quarter earnings season.

Digital media foes end lawsuit
SEATTLE - A broad settlement between digital media pioneer RealNetworks Inc. and longtime foe Microsoft Corp. goes a lot farther than simply ending the last major U.S. antitrust case against the tech heavyweight.

IRS turns vacation time into storm aid
You no longer need cash to make a financial contribution to hurricane relief efforts, thanks to the Internal Revenue Service.

Military housing plan begins
Fort Gordon's housing privatization program has gotten under way, with groundbreaking set for next year.

Delphi bankruptcy could hurt GM talks
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. has been negotiating with the United Auto Workers for months in an attempt to lower its skyrocketing health care costs, but those talks could be jeopardized by Delphi Corp.'s bankruptcy, analysts said Monday.

Chicken business joins rush to draw Furys Ferry crowds
Raising Cane's is risen. But Furys Ferry Road has more to offer than just a new chicken finger restaurant.

Digital media foes end lawsuit

Digital media foes end lawsuit
SEATTLE - A broad settlement between digital media pioneer RealNetworks Inc. and longtime foe Microsoft Corp. goes a lot farther than simply ending the last major U.S. antitrust case against the tech heavyweight.

Merger forms leader in field

Military housing plan begins

Delphi bankruptcy could hurt GM talks
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. has been negotiating with the United Auto Workers for months in an attempt to lower its skyrocketing health care costs, but those talks could be jeopardized by Delphi Corp.'s bankruptcy, analysts said Monday.

Chicken business joins rush to draw Furys Ferry crowds
Raising Cane's is risen. But Furys Ferry Road has more to offer than just a new chicken finger restaurant.

Merger forms leader in field
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lincoln National Corp. agreed Monday to acquire Jefferson-Pilot Corp. in a $7.5 billion merger deal that creates one of the nation's biggest public life insurance companies.

Military housing plan begins
Fort Gordon's housing privatization program has gotten under way, with groundbreaking set for next year.

Anxiety over earnings builds amid declines
NEW YORK - Stocks fell Monday as Delphi Corp.'s bankruptcy filing and lowered outlooks at Northrop Grumman Corp. and Xilinx Inc. set a gloomy tone on Wall Street before the upcoming third-quarter earnings season.

IRS turns vacation time into storm aid

Competition restrained by SBC buyout of AT&T
NEW YORK - SBC Communications Inc.'s planned purchase of AT&T Corp. is still awaiting government approval, but it already appears to be reducing competition in a way that might cost taxpayers.

Competition restrained by SBC buyout of AT&T

Delphi bankruptcy could hurt GM talks

Stocks finish mixed as bull market shows age

Stocks finish mixed as bull market shows age
NEW YORK - Stocks closed mixed Tuesday as strong earnings from Alcoa Inc. led the Dow Jones industrials slightly higher but the Nasdaq gave up early gains as rising oil prices renewed worries about inflation and recession.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Oct. 11, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Oct. 11, 2005.

Clemson needs another second-half turnaround
CLEMSON, S.C. - After three straight nail-biting defeats to fall to 2-3, Clemson faces another save-the-season stretch starting Thursday night at North Carolina State.

Clemson needs another second-half turnaround

Clemson needs another second-half turnaround
CLEMSON, S.C. - After three straight nail-biting defeats to fall to 2-3, Clemson faces another save-the-season stretch starting Thursday night at North Carolina State.

East Carolina seeks another winning streak

Paterno rolls down pants, Penn State rolls up wins
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State coach Joe Paterno has to pay attention to a lot of things to get himself and his team ready for game day. So far this season, apparently, his pant cuffs aren't at the top of the list.

Paterno silencing his doubters
Reviewing and previewing college football

Paterno rolls down pants, Penn State rolls up wins

East Carolina seeks another winning streak
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina's last winning streak was a beauty. The run of four consecutive victories included three away from home, and it led to a spot in the GMAC Bowl.

Paterno rolls down pants, Penn State rolls up wins
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State coach Joe Paterno has to pay attention to a lot of things to get himself and his team ready for game day. So far this season, apparently, his pant cuffs aren't at the top of the list.

Paterno silencing his doubters
Reviewing and previewing college football

Paterno silencing his doubters

East Carolina seeks another winning streak
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina's last winning streak was a beauty. The run of four consecutive victories included three away from home, and it led to a spot in the GMAC Bowl.

Forest Hills finds right assistant pro in house

Shaken - and stirred
This planet, work in progress that it is, finds many ways to swallow its unwitting inhabitants. We've seen those awful methods at work far too much of late.

All the right moves
A key reason that Congress consolidated responsibility for the nation's infrastructure protection and response to disasters in a new Homeland Security Department was so the government would speak with one clear voice in matters involving national security.

Another incredible run
Imagine running a marathon - and stopping one foot short of the finish line.

Black and blue
New Orleans police officers, those who didn't desert, have seen long hours and little sleep since Katrina. Many officers lost their own homes, and their families were evacuated.

Black and blue
New Orleans police officers, those who didn't desert, have seen long hours and little sleep since Katrina. Many officers lost their own homes, and their families were evacuated.

Ending 'trashfare' as we know it
There's no such thing as a free lunch - or a free carting off of the trash left over from it.

Ending 'trashfare' as we know it

Ending 'trashfare' as we know it
There's no such thing as a free lunch - or a free carting off of the trash left over from it.

Shaken - and stirred
This planet, work in progress that it is, finds many ways to swallow its unwitting inhabitants. We've seen those awful methods at work far too much of late.

Shaken - and stirred

All the right moves
A key reason that Congress consolidated responsibility for the nation's infrastructure protection and response to disasters in a new Homeland Security Department was so the government would speak with one clear voice in matters involving national security.

Black and blue

Another incredible run

All the right moves

Another incredible run
Imagine running a marathon - and stopping one foot short of the finish line.

'Parkers' star Mo'Nique gives birth to twin boys
LOS ANGELES - Mo'Nique is seeing double - and their names are Jonathan and David.

The Top Five list
The top five list in entertainment.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Olivia Newton-John is still hoping her missing boyfriend returns - more than three months after he disappeared.

People in the News
SHANGHAI, China - A year after raising the censors' hackles with bus stop ads, Pamela Anderson's nearly naked image is returning to China on phone cards telling people not to buy fur.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Olivia Newton-John is still hoping her missing boyfriend returns - more than three months after he disappeared.

The Top Five list
The top five list in entertainment.

'Parkers' star Mo'Nique gives birth to twin boys
LOS ANGELES - Mo'Nique is seeing double - and their names are Jonathan and David.

Big Boi receives award in Georgia hometown
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Antwan "Big Boi" Patton has another prize to add to his collection of awards - and this one is from his hometown.

Big Boi receives award in Georgia hometown
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Antwan "Big Boi" Patton has another prize to add to his collection of awards - and this one is from his hometown.

People in the News
SHANGHAI, China - A year after raising the censors' hackles with bus stop ads, Pamela Anderson's nearly naked image is returning to China on phone cards telling people not to buy fur.

Tasty and low curried lamb casserole recipe
This curried lamb casserole has more to offer than being easy to make, tasty and low in fat. The recipe is from a source which caters to the special needs of diabetics.

Tasty and low curried lamb casserole recipe

Tasty and low curried lamb casserole recipe
This curried lamb casserole has more to offer than being easy to make, tasty and low in fat. The recipe is from a source which caters to the special needs of diabetics.

Georgia Tech hopes to utilize Ball even more
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Reggie Ball accounted for 367 yards against North Carolina State last week, more yardage than his team had in three of its first four games.

Tech looks to rebound against Duke
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Chan Gailey just wants something good to happen. After starting the season 3-0, the Yellow Jackets have dropped two consecutive games against conference opponents.

Tech looks to rebound against Duke
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Chan Gailey just wants something good to happen. After starting the season 3-0, the Yellow Jackets have dropped two consecutive games against conference opponents.

Georgia Tech hopes to utilize Ball even more
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Reggie Ball accounted for 367 yards against North Carolina State last week, more yardage than his team had in three of its first four games.

Georgia Tech hopes to utilize Ball even more

Tech looks to rebound against Duke

Tiger has the world on a string
SAN FRANCISCO - The World Golf Championships were created to bring together the best players from around the globe. They have turned into an annuity for the world's No. 1 player.

Golf Glance

Wie should expect resentment at first

Wie should expect resentment at first
PALM DESERT, Calif. - Michelle Wie has loads of money in the bank, all because she turned pro and signed her name at the bottom of two endorsement contracts.

Tiger has the world on a string

Golf Glance
PGA TOUR

Tiger has the world on a string
SAN FRANCISCO - The World Golf Championships were created to bring together the best players from around the globe. They have turned into an annuity for the world's No. 1 player.

Nicklaus caddie dies of cancer
CANTON, Ohio - Angelo Argea, who spent two decades on the bag for Jack Nicklaus and became an iconic figure among caddies for his shock of silver hair, died of liver cancer. He was 75.

Nicklaus caddie dies of cancer
CANTON, Ohio - Angelo Argea, who spent two decades on the bag for Jack Nicklaus and became an iconic figure among caddies for his shock of silver hair, died of liver cancer. He was 75.

Nicklaus caddie dies of cancer

Wie should expect resentment at first
PALM DESERT, Calif. - Michelle Wie has loads of money in the bank, all because she turned pro and signed her name at the bottom of two endorsement contracts.

Golf Glance
PGA TOUR

Power Poll

Hudson, Thomson running wild

Hudson, Thomson running wild
THOMSON. The Bulldogs (7-1) have zapped opposing run defenses of late, thanks to LaBrandon Hudson. He's ran for more than 550 yards and 11 touchdowns during the past three games.

Hudson, Thomson running wild
THOMSON. The Bulldogs (7-1) have zapped opposing run defenses of late, thanks to LaBrandon Hudson. He's ran for more than 550 yards and 11 touchdowns during the past three games.

Power Poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams this week, as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area. A first-place vote is worth 10 points; a 10th-place vote is worth one point. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Power Poll
The area's top 10 prep football teams this week, as voted on by members of The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 sports departments, plus selected other media outlets around the area. A first-place vote is worth 10 points; a 10th-place vote is worth one point. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Panthers topple Islanders, 3-1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Roberto Luongo is using his stick, his glove and now even his face to keep shots out of the net.

Kovalchuk hopes to play against Montreal
DULUTH, Ga. - Ilya Kovalchuk worked on a line with Peter Bondra and Marc Savard in his first practice Tuesday with the Atlanta Thrashers.

Panthers topple Islanders, 3-1

Panthers topple Islanders, 3-1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Roberto Luongo is using his stick, his glove and now even his face to keep shots out of the net.

Kovalchuk hopes to play against Montreal

Kovalchuk hopes to play against Montreal
DULUTH, Ga. - Ilya Kovalchuk worked on a line with Peter Bondra and Marc Savard in his first practice Tuesday with the Atlanta Thrashers.

English pub is brought home with chicken pie
Dining out while traveling has always been a great source of inspiration when developing recipes for this column, and my recent two-week trip to England and Scotland is no different.

English pub is brought home with chicken pie
Dining out while traveling has always been a great source of inspiration when developing recipes for this column, and my recent two-week trip to England and Scotland is no different.

English pub is brought home with chicken pie

Coining phrases with enough 'velcro factor' to stick
When you spend time with words as I do, you hope you might one day make up a word or phrase that ends up in the dictionary.

Coining phrases with enough 'velcro factor' to stick
When you spend time with words as I do, you hope you might one day make up a word or phrase that ends up in the dictionary.

Outsourcing will be our nation's ruin
The effects of outsourcing are obvious. India and China, for example, are building thousands of new factories and graduating hundreds of thousands of highly qualified engineers every year.Robert Gilbert, Aiken, S.C.

Abuse charges sometimes are phony

Outsourcing will be our nation's ruin
The effects of outsourcing are obvious. India and China, for example, are building thousands of new factories and graduating hundreds of thousands of highly qualified engineers every year.Robert Gilbert, Aiken, S.C.

Holland would be great commissioner

Abuse charges sometimes are phony
When I read the Oct. 3 article about the two women arrested for assaulting a relative over a child abuse accusation, I was horrified, but unfortunately not surprised.Dorothy Kernaghan-Baez, Augusta

Holland would be great commissioner
Calvin "Coach" Holland is an excellent candidate for Augusta commissioner in District 5.Natalie Godbee, Augusta

Abuse charges sometimes are phony
When I read the Oct. 3 article about the two women arrested for assaulting a relative over a child abuse accusation, I was horrified, but unfortunately not surprised.Dorothy Kernaghan-Baez, Augusta

Holland would be great commissioner
Calvin "Coach" Holland is an excellent candidate for Augusta commissioner in District 5.Natalie Godbee, Augusta

Life must be preserved at all stages

Life must be preserved at all stages
The editorial titled "Roberts' first big test" (Oct. 7) supports the Oregon Physician Assisted Suicide Law, and urges that the new John Roberts Supreme Court should not rule against it. Ralph W. Buchanan Sr., M.D., North Augusta, S.C.

Life must be preserved at all stages
The editorial titled "Roberts' first big test" (Oct. 7) supports the Oregon Physician Assisted Suicide Law, and urges that the new John Roberts Supreme Court should not rule against it. Ralph W. Buchanan Sr., M.D., North Augusta, S.C.

Outsourcing will be our nation's ruin

Living briefs

Collections feature yards of lace, soft fabrics

Seniors calendar

Media experiments with citizens as news producers

Living briefs

Research plays important role in getting book published

Health and fitness calendar

In Witch City, college professors tackle Harry Potter

Living briefs
If you already dread dragging out the same, tired recipes from years past for the holiday season, maybe The Augusta Chronicle can help.

Living briefs
If you already dread dragging out the same, tired recipes from years past for the holiday season, maybe The Augusta Chronicle can help.

Living briefs
If you already dread dragging out the same, tired recipes from years past for the holiday season, maybe the augusta chronicle can help.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@ augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Collections feature yards of lace, soft fabrics
PARIS - Designers who showed spring-summer 2006 collections in Paris last week took women on a long, romantic vacation.

Research plays important role in getting book published
Everybody has a story to tell, and with a robust publishing industry, more people can and do tell their stories.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@ augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Living briefs
If you already dread dragging out the same, tired recipes from years past for the holiday season, maybe the augusta chronicle can help.

Collections feature yards of lace, soft fabrics
PARIS - Designers who showed spring-summer 2006 collections in Paris last week took women on a long, romantic vacation.

In Witch City, college professors tackle Harry Potter
SALEM, Mass. - Hundreds of Harry Potter fanatics have turned this historic seaport, best known for its witches and their trials, into a makeshift college campus fit for a young wizard.

Media experiments with citizens as news producers
NEW YORK - MSNBC invited viewers to share photos of their interactions with the late Pope John Paul II, while The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., anointed eight readers with the power to publicly criticize the newspaper's coverage on its very Web site.

Research plays important role in getting book published
Everybody has a story to tell, and with a robust publishing industry, more people can and do tell their stories.

Media experiments with citizens as news producers
NEW YORK - MSNBC invited viewers to share photos of their interactions with the late Pope John Paul II, while The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., anointed eight readers with the power to publicly criticize the newspaper's coverage on its very Web site.

In Witch City, college professors tackle Harry Potter
SALEM, Mass. - Hundreds of Harry Potter fanatics have turned this historic seaport, best known for its witches and their trials, into a makeshift college campus fit for a young wizard.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA.

Pace picked up by Lynx
The Augusta Lynx played their first scrimmage in front of fans Tuesday night at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, but their first scrimmage of camp came Monday afternoon.

Pace picked up by Lynx

Pace picked up by Lynx
The Augusta Lynx played their first scrimmage in front of fans Tuesday night at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, but their first scrimmage of camp came Monday afternoon.

Loggerhead nests up from last year

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford and more than 200 cyclists pedaled 60 miles to the Governor's Mansion from Aiken in about five hours to encourage South Carolinians to live healthier lifestyles.

Obstacles in past for LSU student
It's almost as if Mandy O'Leary wasn't meant to finish medical school. First, she broke her ankle during a routine clinic rotation while she was six months pregnant.

444 workers offer to leave
AIKEN - Almost 450 people have volunteered to leave Savannah River Site by month's end, officials said Monday, a situation that will likely mean fewer involuntary layoffs at the nuclear reservation.

Man is fatally shot in Augusta
Police are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man whose body was found early Monday on an Augusta road.

Leaders discuss fire service merger
Columbia County is looking into the possibility of having one entity operate fire service in all unincorporated areas of the county, commissioners were told Monday.

Democrats endorse Mays for mayor
The Richmond County Democratic Committee endorsed interim Mayor Willie Mays for mayor today.

Poll staff keep eyes on ID suit
Augusta officials will be closely watching a federal court case that begins Wednesday in Rome, Ga., challenging the state's voter identification law.

Athens landmark serves one last taste with auction

Police make arrests in Augusta shooting

Prices cramp elders' style

10/11/2005 - The Augusta Chronicle

Drivers' union pulls support of bus rodeo

DuPont among SRS bidders
Engineering companies Fluor Daniel and DuPont have formed a partnership that will explore the possibility of running Savannah River Site, an official said today.

Tragedy in New York may alter boat rules
A push to re-examine Coast Guard criteria for licensing commercial tour boats could focus scrutiny on the Augusta Canal Authority's Petersburg boats.

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

News you can use

Trip cash sought for vets
One of the Augusta area's congressmen came to the Garden City on Tuesday to pitch proposed legislation that would help veterans with their fuel costs to and from medical care.

Clear Channel Y will put emphasis on education
NORTH AUGUSTA - A local Family Y often becomes a home away from home for loyal patrons, and the new Clear Channel Y, which opened Monday, definitely has a homey atmosphere.

Fuel costs threaten field trips
A committee of the Richmond County Board of Education voted Tuesday to recommend discontinuing out-of-town field trips amid fuel supply concerns, but to spare in-town field trips for the moment.

Clear Channel Y will put emphasis on education
NORTH AUGUSTA - A local Family Y often becomes a home away from home for loyal patrons, and the new Clear Channel Y, which opened Monday, definitely has a homey atmosphere.

Organizers say Evans loves a parade, too
The celebration formerly known as the Merchants Association of Columbia County Martinez Christmas Parade will get a new name and a new route this year.

Funding detailed for revitalization
AIKEN - The city council has $1.75 million to spend on revitalization efforts on Aiken's north side during the next seven years. Now, city officials just need to decide how to spend it.

$36.3 million bond deal concerns some taxpayers
AIKEN - School board chairman John Bradley summed up the county's proposed $36.3 million bond deal with the FineDeering Development Group with two sentences Tuesday night.

Across Georgia

Some talk trash about city's plans
It turns out the decision to change the way the city charges residents for garbage service isn't as simple as some Augusta commissioners thought.

Howard's widow will run for seat
The widow of Georgia Rep. Henry Howard filed Tuesday to run for his former post.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Deputies thwart bridge-jump attempt

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day

Across the area

Across Georgia

Poll staff keep eyes on ID suit

Organizers say Evans loves a parade, too
The celebration formerly known as the Merchants Association of Columbia County Martinez Christmas Parade will get a new name and a new route this year.

Man is fatally shot in Augusta

Fuel costs threaten field trips
A committee of the Richmond County Board of Education voted Tuesday to recommend discontinuing out-of-town field trips amid fuel supply concerns, but to spare in-town field trips for the moment.

Loggerhead nests up from last year
SAVANNAH, Ga. - With the sea turtle nesting season almost over, biologists have recorded 1,219 loggerhead nests along the Georgia coast.

Trip cash sought for vets
One of the Augusta area's congressmen came to the Garden City on Tuesday to pitch proposed legislation that would help veterans with their fuel costs to and from medical care.

Health director stays; clinic to take his name

Kid of the Day
Kellie Cooper is today's Kid of the Day.

Funding detailed for revitalization
AIKEN - The city council has $1.75 million to spend on revitalization efforts on Aiken's north side during the next seven years. Now, city officials just need to decide how to spend it.

Prices cramp elders' style
Lucille Faulkner doesn't waste her precious pennies when she drives these days.

Projects for area could be delayed
Hurricane relief costs will force a second look at all federal spending and could push some local projects even farther toward the back burner, according to U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood.

Lynx won't have to pay bills
A Richmond County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of the Augusta Lynx hockey team in a two-year dispute with the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority over bills for the use of spotlights and a sound system operator during games.

Soldier is given Purple Heart

Site selected for school
Columbia County's next middle school might be constructed on Blackstone Camp Road.

Perdue's wife defends group
ATLANTA - Mary Perdue gave her first public defense Monday of a group that raises money to restore antiques in the Governor's Mansion, even as the head of the Democratic Party called for an investigation.

DuPont teams up to pursue contracts
AIKEN - A familiar name has joined the ranks of engineering companies that are interested in running Savannah River Site after 2006.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's officers are looking for a 61-year-old Alzheimer's patient who officials said wandered away from a downtown Augusta personal care home.

Trial begins in shooting death
A murder trial began Tuesday for a man accused of killing another in front of scores of witnesses.

Tragedy in New York may alter boat rules
A push to re-examine Coast Guard criteria for licensing commercial tour boats could focus scrutiny on the Augusta Canal Authority's Petersburg boats.

2nd McWillaims murder conviction stands
An Augusta man convicted of murder lost his bid for a new trial Tuesday.

Leaders discuss fire service merger
Columbia County is looking into the possibility of having one entity operate fire service in all unincorporated areas of the county, commissioners were told Monday.

Man faces drug, gun charges
A Hephzibah man remained in the Richmond County jail late Tuesday after police arrested him on multiple drug and gun charges after he reportedly fired random shots near his home.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Researchers at the University of South Carolina plan to study how diabetes affects children and adolescents.

Soldier is given Purple Heart
Sgt. James D. Quinn, 24, still bears the scars of an improvised explosive device that killed a comrade in June in Iraq.

Prices cramp elders' style
Lucille Faulkner doesn't waste her precious pennies when she drives these days.

Corrections
There were several errors in a story in Monday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about Pam Thomas, an Augusta woman who comes up with creative ways to show appreciation to local sheriff's deputies.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Howard's widow will run for seat
The widow of Georgia Rep. Henry Howard filed Tuesday to run for his former post.

Trial begins in shooting death
A murder trial began Tuesday for a man accused of killing another in front of scores of witnesses.

Across the area
A Grovetown toddler was killed Tuesday night in a two-car accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 between the Wheeler Road and Belair Road/Jimmie Dyess Parkway exits.

Augusta Mall to get open-air addition
The owners of Augusta Mall announced today a renovation project that will create a 135,000-square-foot "lifestyle village" where the vacant Macy's building stands.

Correction
- An item in Sunday's City Ink column should have said that the late Rep. Henry Howard's son, Karlton Howard, in delivering the eulogy at his father's funeral Friday, renounced the fierce politicking that had been going on since his father died.

Tragedy in New York may alter boat rules

Howard's widow to run for his former post
The widow of Georgia Rep. Henry Howard filed today to run for his former post.

Perdue's wife defends group

$36.3 million bond deal concerns some taxpayers
AIKEN - School board chairman John Bradley summed up the county's proposed $36.3 million bond deal with the FineDeering Development Group with two sentences Tuesday night.

Some talk trash about city's plans

Leaders discuss fire service merger

444 workers offer to leave

Drivers' union pulls support of bus rodeo
The Richmond County school bus drivers' union has voted against a safety program it previously supported, saying safety should be mandatory rather than voluntary.

Clear Channel Y will put emphasis on education

News you can use

Obstacles in past for LSU student

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Students evacuated two Georgia Tech dorms Monday morning after a janitor found a chemical-filled bottle on a campus courtyard that exploded, police said.

Kid of the Day

Rants and Raves
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Man is fatally shot in Augusta
Police are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man whose body was found early Monday on an Augusta road.

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Athens landmark serves one last taste with auction
ATHENS, Ga. - Going once, going twice ... The mementos of an era at Allen's Hamburgers will be gone in a few weeks.

Health director stays; clinic to take his name
Frank M. Rumph tried to retire at the beginning of this month as director of the East Central Health District but will continue on an interim basis, officials said. And he will have a presence at the Richmond County Health Department for a long time.

Funding detailed for revitalization

Projects for area could be delayed
Hurricane relief costs will force a second look at all federal spending and could push some local projects even farther toward the back burner, according to U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood.

Correction

Mounted police and their steeds learn together
AIKEN - While all the other horses were dutifully cantering around an Aiken polo field and moving into formation Tuesday, Little Bit was munching on a wooden fence.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Children learn how, why to prevent tooth problems
With a warm grin showing her missing front teeth, Naaim Colbert, 5, knew the routine and opened her mouth for her dental screening.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford and more than 200 cyclists pedaled 60 miles to the Governor's Mansion from Aiken in about five hours to encourage South Carolinians to live healthier lifestyles.

Athens landmark serves one last taste with auction
ATHENS, Ga. - Going once, going twice ... The mementos of an era at Allen's Hamburgers will be gone in a few weeks.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's officers are looking for a 61-year-old Alzheimer's patient who officials said wandered away from a downtown Augusta personal care home.

Kid of the Day
Kellie Cooper is today's Kid of the Day.

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

Kid of the Day
Kaleb Cooper is today's Kid of the Day.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Perdue's wife defends group
ATLANTA - Mary Perdue gave her first public defense Monday of a group that raises money to restore antiques in the Governor's Mansion, even as the head of the Democratic Party called for an investigation.

Across the area
A Grovetown toddler was killed Tuesday night in a two-car accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 between the Wheeler Road and Belair Road/Jimmie Dyess Parkway exits.

Man faces drug, gun charges

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A Georgia Tech student was arrested Tuesday after confessing to making bottle bombs found on campus after one of them exploded, leading to the evacuation of two dormitories, authorities said.

$36.3 million bond deal concerns some taxpayers

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Researchers at the University of South Carolina plan to study how diabetes affects children and adolescents.

Correction
- An item in Sunday's City Ink column should have said that the late Rep. Henry Howard's son, Karlton Howard, in delivering the eulogy at his father's funeral Friday, renounced the fierce politicking that had been going on since his father died.

Corrections
There were several errors in a story in Monday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about Pam Thomas, an Augusta woman who comes up with creative ways to show appreciation to local sheriff's deputies.

Obstacles in past for LSU student
It's almost as if Mandy O'Leary wasn't meant to finish medical school. First, she broke her ankle during a routine clinic rotation while she was six months pregnant.

Lynx won't have to pay bills

Projects for area could be delayed

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Site selected for school

Trip cash sought for vets

Corrections

Howard's widow will run for seat

Mounted police and their steeds learn together

Across the area

Loggerhead nests up from last year
SAVANNAH, Ga. - With the sea turtle nesting season almost over, biologists have recorded 1,219 loggerhead nests along the Georgia coast.

2nd McWillaims murder conviction stands

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

Organizers say Evans loves a parade, too

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Students evacuated two Georgia Tech dorms Monday morning after a janitor found a chemical-filled bottle on a campus courtyard that exploded, police said.

DuPont teams up to pursue contracts

Some talk trash about city's plans
It turns out the decision to change the way the city charges residents for garbage service isn't as simple as some Augusta commissioners thought.

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day
Kaleb Cooper is today's Kid of the Day.

Children learn how, why to prevent tooth problems

444 workers offer to leave
AIKEN - Almost 450 people have volunteered to leave Savannah River Site by month's end, officials said Monday, a situation that will likely mean fewer involuntary layoffs at the nuclear reservation.

Mounted police and their steeds learn together
AIKEN - While all the other horses were dutifully cantering around an Aiken polo field and moving into formation Tuesday, Little Bit was munching on a wooden fence.

Fuel costs threaten field trips

Health director stays; clinic to take his name
Frank M. Rumph tried to retire at the beginning of this month as director of the East Central Health District but will continue on an interim basis, officials said. And he will have a presence at the Richmond County Health Department for a long time.

Trial begins in shooting death

Children learn how, why to prevent tooth problems
With a warm grin showing her missing front teeth, Naaim Colbert, 5, knew the routine and opened her mouth for her dental screening.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A Georgia Tech student was arrested Tuesday after confessing to making bottle bombs found on campus after one of them exploded, leading to the evacuation of two dormitories, authorities said.

Man faces drug, gun charges
A Hephzibah man remained in the Richmond County jail late Tuesday after police arrested him on multiple drug and gun charges after he reportedly fired random shots near his home.

Poll staff keep eyes on ID suit
Augusta officials will be closely watching a federal court case that begins Wednesday in Rome, Ga., challenging the state's voter identification law.

2nd McWillaims murder conviction stands
An Augusta man convicted of murder lost his bid for a new trial Tuesday.

Drivers' union pulls support of bus rodeo
The Richmond County school bus drivers' union has voted against a safety program it previously supported, saying safety should be mandatory rather than voluntary.

DuPont teams up to pursue contracts
AIKEN - A familiar name has joined the ranks of engineering companies that are interested in running Savannah River Site after 2006.

Site selected for school
Columbia County's next middle school might be constructed on Blackstone Camp Road.

Soldier is given Purple Heart
Sgt. James D. Quinn, 24, still bears the scars of an improvised explosive device that killed a comrade in June in Iraq.

Lynx won't have to pay bills
A Richmond County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of the Augusta Lynx hockey team in a two-year dispute with the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority over bills for the use of spotlights and a sound system operator during games.

Animation archive destroyed in fire at warehouse
BRISTOL, England - Fire destroyed a priceless archive of Aardman Animations props, sets and models early Monday, just hours after the company learned that its animated clay movie stars Wallace and Gromit had topped the U.S. box office.

Animation archive destroyed in fire at warehouse

Animation archive destroyed in fire at warehouse
BRISTOL, England - Fire destroyed a priceless archive of Aardman Animations props, sets and models early Monday, just hours after the company learned that its animated clay movie stars Wallace and Gromit had topped the U.S. box office.

Review: Dolly Parton, 'Those Were the Days'

Review: Thelonious Monk Quartet
Even though this recording dates back nearly half a century, for jazz fans it's the year's most important new release - the equivalent of finding a Rembrandt masterpiece hidden away in a cluttered attic.

Review: Dolly Parton, 'Those Were the Days'
On her new CD "Those Were the Days," Dolly Parton offers renditions of 12 songs from the 1960s and thereabouts that originated with some of that era's most prominent artists - Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Pete Seeger, among them.

Review: Dolly Parton, 'Those Were the Days'
On her new CD "Those Were the Days," Dolly Parton offers renditions of 12 songs from the 1960s and thereabouts that originated with some of that era's most prominent artists - Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Pete Seeger, among them.

Review: Thelonious Monk Quartet

Ciara leads Vibe Awards nominations
NEW YORK - Ciara will have a fightin' chance to bring home the most Vibe Awards at this year's hip-hop and R&B awards show. She leads the field with five nominations, including artist of the year.

Ciara leads Vibe Awards nominations

Ciara leads Vibe Awards nominations
NEW YORK - Ciara will have a fightin' chance to bring home the most Vibe Awards at this year's hip-hop and R&B awards show. She leads the field with five nominations, including artist of the year.

Review: Thelonious Monk Quartet
Even though this recording dates back nearly half a century, for jazz fans it's the year's most important new release - the equivalent of finding a Rembrandt masterpiece hidden away in a cluttered attic.

Stoudemire out for four months
PHOENIX - Eight days after signing a five-year, $73 million contract extension, Amare Stoudemire underwent surgery Tuesday to repair damage to his left knee and will be sidelined for about four months.

Stoudemire out for four months

Stoudemire out for four months
PHOENIX - Eight days after signing a five-year, $73 million contract extension, Amare Stoudemire underwent surgery Tuesday to repair damage to his left knee and will be sidelined for about four months.

Pacers to open preseason fully loaded
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers are ready to open the preseason with most of their regular lineup.

Pacers to open preseason fully loaded

Pacers to open preseason fully loaded
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers are ready to open the preseason with most of their regular lineup.

Steelers rally to win for Big Ben

Eagles are looking up in NFC East

Injuries thin Falcons' defense

Mrs. Julia L. Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Master Savion Ross    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha S. Sayers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Chambers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenny L. Turner    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenny L. Turner    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Tutt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Baughman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Albert von Kamp Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Geneva Moore    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Dontavious Wyman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis Courtney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella "Baby Sis" Moore    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella "Baby Sis" Moore    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Janice Long Rush    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin Ray Adams    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Miss Sara Lewis    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. James Fouche    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Lee Williams    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Tutt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Emily Means Travis    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha F. Sayers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah Dicks    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mr. James Stone, Sr.    (BRONX, N.Y.)

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

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

Raelette Koehn    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny "John" Wilson    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Tutt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Gail Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Albert von Kamp Gary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melissa Hart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Master Savion Ross    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Lee Williams    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Ms. Janice Long Rush    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hilda L. Boyer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie D. Faulkner    (MODOC, S.C.)

Mrs. Minnie Ansley Cason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Baughman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Parrish    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Geneva Moore    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Emily Means Travis    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Stone, Sr.    (BRONX, N.Y.)

Raelette Koehn    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Darrell W. Plyler    (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

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

Mr. Marvin Ray Adams    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Gillespie    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Jones    (SHELBY, N.C.)

Mrs. Martha F. Sayers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Holt    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Darrell W. Plyler    (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

Mrs. Melissa Hart    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Parrish    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Stone, Sr.    (BRONX, N.Y.)

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

Mrs. Toby Cohen    (PIKESVILLE, Md.)

Raelette Koehn    (AVERA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Susie D. Faulkner    (MODOC, S.C.)

Mrs. Hilda L. Boyer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Douglas    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Gillespie    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Curtis Courtney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Bryant    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Fouche    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Jones    (SHELBY, N.C.)

Mrs. Minnie Ansley Cason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John H. Holt    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gene M. Brodie    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hilda L. Boyer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Henrietta D. Bell    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Earlene Bennett    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth K. Badke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth K. Badke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Henrietta D. Bell    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny "John" Wilson    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Earlene Bennett    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Dontavious Wyman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hilda L. Boyer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Tutt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Gene M. Brodie    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha S. Sayers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Bryant    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gail Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Margaret Parrish    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Dicks    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Miss Sara Lewis    (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mrs. Toby Cohen    (PIKESVILLE, Md.)

Raelette Koehn    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Chambers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia L. Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bennie Douglas    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Baughman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ella Geneva Moore (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie D. Faulkner (MODOC, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Hodges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Parrish (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Raelette Koehn (AVERA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Janice Long Rush (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha F. Sayers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Dicks (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mrs. Joyce Chambers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Fouche (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Darrell W. Plyler (ROCK HILL, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Jones (SHELBY, N.C.)

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

Miss Sara Lewis (BARTOW, Ga.)

Raelette Koehn (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth K. Badke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Albert von Kamp Gary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Stone, Sr. (BRONX, N.Y.)

Mr. Harold Bryant (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny "John" Wilson (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John H. Holt (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Curtis Courtney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Toby Cohen (PIKESVILLE, Md.)

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

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

Mr. Kenny L. Turner (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ella "Baby Sis" Moore (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Gillespie (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Dontavious Wyman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melissa Hart (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Gail Roberson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Emily Means Travis (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Baughman (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Hilda L. Boyer (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. James Fouche (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Henrietta D. Bell (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Earlene Bennett (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Ansley Cason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia L. Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene M. Brodie (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Douglas (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha S. Sayers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Lee Williams (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Hilda L. Boyer (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Master Savion Ross (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Marvin Ray Adams (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Parrish (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
In Birmingham, Ala., Augusta State closed with 3-over-par 287 and finished ninth in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate at Old Overton Golf Club.

Overtime
In Birmingham, Ala., Augusta State freshman Stephen Swan-epoel fired 4-under-par 67 in his collegiate debut Monday, then backed it up with a 1-under-par 70 in the afternoon for a two-round total of 5-under 137 through 36 holes of the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.

Overtime
In Birmingham, Ala., Augusta State freshman Stephen Swan-epoel fired 4-under-par 67 in his collegiate debut Monday, then backed it up with a 1-under-par 70 in the afternoon for a two-round total of 5-under 137 through 36 holes of the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.

Overtime
In Birmingham, Ala., Augusta State closed with 3-over-par 287 and finished ninth in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate at Old Overton Golf Club.

Steelers rally to win for Big Ben
SAN DIEGO - The Bus was back, and Ben Roethlisberger thrust both fists in the air as Jeff Reed's kick won it for the Steelers.

Injuries thin Falcons' defense
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - With Ed Hartwell lost for the season following surgery Monday to repair a torn right Achilles' tendon, the Atlanta Falcons are looking for a new middle linebacker.

Eagles are looking up in NFC East
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles have a week off to ponder their unfamiliar place at the bottom of the NFC East standings.

Eagles are looking up in NFC East
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles have a week off to ponder their unfamiliar place at the bottom of the NFC East standings.

Injuries thin Falcons' defense
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - With Ed Hartwell lost for the season following surgery Monday to repair a torn right Achilles' tendon, the Atlanta Falcons are looking for a new middle linebacker.

Steelers rally to win for Big Ben
SAN DIEGO - The Bus was back, and Ben Roethlisberger thrust both fists in the air as Jeff Reed's kick won it for the Steelers.

Big Boi receives award in Georgia hometown

People in the News

People in the News

The Top Five list

'Parkers' star Mo'Nique gives birth to twin boys

Georgia special teams step up
ATHENS, Ga. - Mike Gilliam says Georgia's record of road success begins with familiar instructions.

Georgia special teams step up

Georgia special teams step up
ATHENS, Ga. - Mike Gilliam says Georgia's record of road success begins with familiar instructions.

Pacers' Condon reaches 100 wins
Sometimes Will Condon will motivate his team by joking around.

Pacers' Condon reaches 100 wins
Sometimes Will Condon will motivate his team by joking around.

Pacers' Condon reaches 100 wins

Forest Hills finds right assistant pro in house
Forest Hills Golf Club is back at full strength behind the counter in the pro shop.

Forest Hills finds right assistant pro in house
Forest Hills Golf Club is back at full strength behind the counter in the pro shop.

Spotted
Lakeside students Rushton Metzler and Amanda Townsend cheer their team on at the Greenbrier football game.

My style
THE FACTS: Brittany Fields, 15 (left), a sophomore at the Academy of Richmond County, and Sharon Cornwall, 15, a sophomore at Cross Creek High School.

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HELP OUT: The South Augusta Marching Unit show band will be at the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road. Donations will help finance their trip to Tallahassee for Florida A&M University's homecoming. Call 798-5291 for details.

Senior projects get mixed reviews from busy students

Girl must talk to her cousin about dating ex-boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My cousin and I are very close; we're like best friends. She recently hooked me up with a boy I liked. Well, we broke up and then the next day I saw something strange, like they would look at each other and she (told) me he called her. I found out that they are going together.

More students sign up for 'the other' college exam

Senior projects get mixed reviews from busy students
Senior year. It conjures memories of laborious college applications and late-night parties with the excitement of graduation just around the corner. At Lakeside High School, senior year also reminds students that the senior-project deadline is fast approaching.

Question of the week

Xtreme calendar

Girl must talk to her cousin about dating ex-boyfriend

More students sign up for 'the other' college exam
It's the other college entrance exam, but a lot of students for a lot of reasons never consider taking it.

Teenagers share their ideas on America's moral downfall

More students sign up for 'the other' college exam
It's the other college entrance exam, but a lot of students for a lot of reasons never consider taking it.

My style
THE FACTS: Brittany Fields, 15 (left), a sophomore at the Academy of Richmond County, and Sharon Cornwall, 15, a sophomore at Cross Creek High School.

Teenagers share their ideas on America's moral downfall
Morality in America is an issue that seems to be in the news daily, but how does it affect teens?

Senior projects get mixed reviews from busy students
Senior year. It conjures memories of laborious college applications and late-night parties with the excitement of graduation just around the corner. At Lakeside High School, senior year also reminds students that the senior-project deadline is fast approaching.

Question of the week
Q: What's the best way to handle stress?

Girl must talk to her cousin about dating ex-boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My cousin and I are very close; we're like best friends. She recently hooked me up with a boy I liked. Well, we broke up and then the next day I saw something strange, like they would look at each other and she (told) me he called her. I found out that they are going together.

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HELP OUT: The South Augusta Marching Unit show band will be at the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road. Donations will help finance their trip to Tallahassee for Florida A&M University's homecoming. Call 798-5291 for details.

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Lakeside students Rushton Metzler and Amanda Townsend cheer their team on at the Greenbrier football game.

Teenagers share their ideas on America's moral downfall
Morality in America is an issue that seems to be in the news daily, but how does it affect teens?

Question of the week
Q: What's the best way to handle stress?

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Recreation center events

Willcox has had famous guests

Around the block

Area adult literacy sites

Dancers' performance helps feed the needy

Events

Aiken schools have accepted storm victims

Church stocks its Pumpkin Patch

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

School lunch menu

This week

Aiken flower show is hotbed for gardening ideas

Character is important to teen pageant winner