Lydia Project befriends cancer patients
A volunteer organization is letting cancer patients know someone cares.

Around the block
Aiken Jaycees' Western Carolina State Fair continues through Saturday at the Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1 North. Admission is free today.

Children enjoy outings to the Pumpkin Patch
Although they didn't know her name, the Merriwether Elementary School kindergartners knew that Sandy Zeller wasn't Mrs. Pumpkin.

Reunions
SOUTH AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL 1990: Seeking classmates for a 15-year reunion Saturday, Nov. 26; contact Michelle Wood, 733-4206

Lunch menu
Aiken and Edgefield county school lunch menu.

Lunch menu
Aiken and Edgefield county school lunch menu.

Hopelands was a gift to city
Hopelands Gardens, a 14-acre refuge of live oaks, deodar cedars, magnolias, dogwoods, camellias, azaleas, wisteria, maples and sweet gum trees, is one of Aiken's most accessible landmarks.

Milestones
Dr. Lawrence Brede Jr., the senior vice president and executive general manager of Wackenhut Services Inc., headquarters, Department of Energy Operations, has received the Milliken Medal of Quality Award from the South Carolina Quality Forum.

Across the river
RUMPELSTILTSKIN: Through Saturday; 9:30, 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. for school-day shows, 3 p.m. Saturday family matinee; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; Storyland Theater production; school performances require reservations; $4.50 pupils, $11 season, chaperones and teachers free, matinee tickets $12 season, $5 per show; 736-3455

Events
WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Through Saturday; Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1 North; free admission today; attractions: bull-riding at 7 p.m. Thursday and the University of South Carolina Aiken World Championship Rodeo at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; gates open at 5 p.m. each weekday, noon weekends; admission $6 daily; 648-8955 or visit westerncarolinastatefair.com

Reunions
SOUTH AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL 1990: Seeking classmates for a 15-year reunion Saturday, Nov. 26; contact Michelle Wood, 733-4206

Across the river
RUMPELSTILTSKIN: Through Saturday; 9:30, 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. for school-day shows, 3 p.m. Saturday family matinee; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; Storyland Theater production; school performances require reservations; $4.50 pupils, $11 season, chaperones and teachers free, matinee tickets $12 season, $5 per show; 736-3455

Events
WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Through Saturday; Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1 North; free admission today; attractions: bull-riding at 7 p.m. Thursday and the University of South Carolina Aiken World Championship Rodeo at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; gates open at 5 p.m. each weekday, noon weekends; admission $6 daily; 648-8955 or visit westerncarolinastatefair.com

Children enjoy outings to the Pumpkin Patch
Although they didn't know her name, the Merriwether Elementary School kindergartners knew that Sandy Zeller wasn't Mrs. Pumpkin.

Milestones
Dr. Lawrence Brede Jr., the senior vice president and executive general manager of Wackenhut Services Inc., headquarters, Department of Energy Operations, has received the Milliken Medal of Quality Award from the South Carolina Quality Forum.

Hopelands was a gift to city
Hopelands Gardens, a 14-acre refuge of live oaks, deodar cedars, magnolias, dogwoods, camellias, azaleas, wisteria, maples and sweet gum trees, is one of Aiken's most accessible landmarks.

Steeplechase becomes a fall favorite
The first time Mia Miller saw a steeplechase in person, "it was exhilarating," she said.

Lydia Project befriends cancer patients
A volunteer organization is letting cancer patients know someone cares.

Steeplechase becomes a fall favorite
The first time Mia Miller saw a steeplechase in person, "it was exhilarating," she said.

Around the block
Aiken Jaycees' Western Carolina State Fair continues through Saturday at the Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1 North. Admission is free today.

Exhibit examines lost lives at Pompeii
CHICAGO - The young woman took refuge near the door in an interior room of the villa - perhaps planning her escape into the countryside, away from the pumice and ash raining down from Mount Vesuvius.

Exhibit examines lost lives at Pompeii
CHICAGO - The young woman took refuge near the door in an interior room of the villa - perhaps planning her escape into the countryside, away from the pumice and ash raining down from Mount Vesuvius.

Exhibit examines lost lives at Pompeii

Mistakes in playoffs adding up

Mistakes in playoffs adding up
HOUSTON - Jermaine Dye did the smart thing: He kept quiet and went to first base.

Latino fans identify with White Sox

Latino fans identify with White Sox
CHICAGO - To most baseball fans, the team appearing in its first World Series since 1959 is known as the Chicago White Sox.

Latino fans identify with White Sox
CHICAGO - To most baseball fans, the team appearing in its first World Series since 1959 is known as the Chicago White Sox.

Mistakes in playoffs adding up
HOUSTON - Jermaine Dye did the smart thing: He kept quiet and went to first base.

Is that the scent of fall in the air, or Hai Karate?

Large wind-powered energy farm proposed off Gulf coast
AUSTIN - Texas has sold a lease for an 11,000-acre tract in the Gulf of Mexico that backers believe could become the first wind energy farm along the U.S. coast, state officials announced Monday.

Business to commence as MCG incubators fill
The labs have sat cold for a year and a half, but with tenants on their way, the Medical College of Georgia's business incubator is about to heat up.

Business to commence as MCG incubators fill

Wal-Mart revamps insurance
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it is launching a plan to lower health-insurance premiums for workers, allowing some to buy coverage for as little as $11 per month.

U.K. film business flickers

Wal-Mart revamps insurance

U.K. film business flickers
LONDON - As Keira Knightley gazes out from hundreds of posters across the country advertising the local-grown hit Pride and Prejudice, the casual observer could be forgiven for thinking the British film industry is booming.

Bush selects new Fed chief

Wal-Mart revamps insurance
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it is launching a plan to lower health-insurance premiums for workers, allowing some to buy coverage for as little as $11 per month.

Large wind-powered energy farm proposed off Gulf coast

U.K. film business flickers
LONDON - As Keira Knightley gazes out from hundreds of posters across the country advertising the local-grown hit Pride and Prejudice, the casual observer could be forgiven for thinking the British film industry is booming.

Large wind-powered energy farm proposed off Gulf coast
AUSTIN - Texas has sold a lease for an 11,000-acre tract in the Gulf of Mexico that backers believe could become the first wind energy farm along the U.S. coast, state officials announced Monday.

Appointment at Fed bolsters stocks' rise
NEW YORK - Wall Street staged an impressive rally Monday after the nomination of top White House economist Ben Bernanke as the next Federal Reserve chief, with the Dow Jones industrial average soaring nearly 170 points.

Executive says Fed will keep principles

Bush selects new Fed chief
WASHINGTON - President Bush named top White House economic adviser Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board on Monday to succeed the near-legendary Alan Greenspan.

Ingersoll-Rand, Club Car mark 10-year journey

Bush selects new Fed chief
WASHINGTON - President Bush named top White House economic adviser Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board on Monday to succeed the near-legendary Alan Greenspan.

Executive says Fed will keep principles
Don't expect major changes to the Federal Reserve if Ben Bernanke officially replaces Alan Greenspan as chairman, the senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said Tuesday.

Appointment at Fed bolsters stocks' rise
NEW YORK - Wall Street staged an impressive rally Monday after the nomination of top White House economist Ben Bernanke as the next Federal Reserve chief, with the Dow Jones industrial average soaring nearly 170 points.

Ingersoll-Rand, Club Car mark 10-year journey
For years it was easy to overlook the fact that Augusta area-based specialty vehicle maker Club Car Inc. was a subsidiary of global industrial giant Ingersoll-Rand Co.

Business to commence as MCG incubators fill
The labs have sat cold for a year and a half, but with tenants on their way, the Medical College of Georgia's business incubator is about to heat up.

Executive says Fed will keep principles
Don't expect major changes to the Federal Reserve if Ben Bernanke officially replaces Alan Greenspan as chairman, the senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said Tuesday.

Ingersoll-Rand, Club Car mark 10-year journey
For years it was easy to overlook the fact that Augusta area-based specialty vehicle maker Club Car Inc. was a subsidiary of global industrial giant Ingersoll-Rand Co.

Appointment at Fed bolsters stocks' rise

Clemson tries move past inconsistency
CLEMSON, S.C. - Probably the most consistent thing about Clemson the past few years as been its inconsistency.

Clemson tries move past inconsistency

Clemson tries move past inconsistency
CLEMSON, S.C. - Probably the most consistent thing about Clemson the past few years as been its inconsistency.

Look for Young in title game

Texas Tech revamping special teams
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech's special teams struggled so much in the Red Raiders' first loss of the season that coach Mike Leach is making some changes.

Shockley looks on the bright side
ATHENS, Ga. - With an unbeaten season still on the line and a chance to clinch the SEC East title Saturday against archrival Florida, Georgia fans could hardly imagine a worse scenario than not having senior quarterback D.J. Shockley in the lineup.

Alabama seeking perfection, national title
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle wondered aloud before the season, "Why not us?" Why can't the Crimson Tide be 2005's version of Auburn?

Look for Young in title game
Reviewing and previewing college football

Look for Young in title game
Reviewing and previewing college football

Shockley looks on the bright side
ATHENS, Ga. - With an unbeaten season still on the line and a chance to clinch the SEC East title Saturday against archrival Florida, Georgia fans could hardly imagine a worse scenario than not having senior quarterback D.J. Shockley in the lineup.

Alabama seeking perfection, national title
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle wondered aloud before the season, "Why not us?" Why can't the Crimson Tide be 2005's version of Auburn?

Shockley looks on the bright side

Texas Tech revamping special teams
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech's special teams struggled so much in the Red Raiders' first loss of the season that coach Mike Leach is making some changes.

Texas Tech revamping special teams

Alabama seeking perfection, national title

The Rosa Revolution
They've started with speeches. They've started with fliers. They've started with marches and protests. They've started with guillotines and bullets.

One huge torch passed
President Bush's ability to select the best people for top posts - which apparently deserted him when he picked Harriet Miers for the U.S. Supreme Court - seems back on track with the man he has nominated to succeed esteemed longtime Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan.

One huge torch passed

The Rosa Revolution

Louisiana asks for too much
In the wake of hurricane Katrina's furious devastation of Louisiana, the state's two U.S. senators, Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican David Vitter, all but demanded that Washington come across with a $250 billion federal aid package.

The Rosa Revolution
They've started with speeches. They've started with fliers. They've started with marches and protests. They've started with guillotines and bullets.

Needed: Regime change in Syria
The United Nations does not have a stellar record with regard to confronting tyrants.

Iraqis stay on democracy's path
It's been expected for more than a week, but it was still an exciting moment when it was made official Tuesday: With about 60 percent of Iraqis voting Oct. 15 - a decent turnout even for a peaceful democracy, much less a war-torn one - the historic draft constitution was ratified by a whopping 78.6 percent.

Needed: Regime change in Syria
The United Nations does not have a stellar record with regard to confronting tyrants.

One huge torch passed
President Bush's ability to select the best people for top posts - which apparently deserted him when he picked Harriet Miers for the U.S. Supreme Court - seems back on track with the man he has nominated to succeed esteemed longtime Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan.

Louisiana asks for too much
In the wake of hurricane Katrina's furious devastation of Louisiana, the state's two U.S. senators, Democrat Mary Landrieu and Republican David Vitter, all but demanded that Washington come across with a $250 billion federal aid package.

Iraqis stay on democracy's path

Louisiana asks for too much

Needed: Regime change in Syria

Iraqis stay on democracy's path
It's been expected for more than a week, but it was still an exciting moment when it was made official Tuesday: With about 60 percent of Iraqis voting Oct. 15 - a decent turnout even for a peaceful democracy, much less a war-torn one - the historic draft constitution was ratified by a whopping 78.6 percent.

The Top Five
The top five entertainment list.

Howard Stern to be replaced by assortment of talent
NEW YORK - Goodbye, Howard Stern. Hello, David Lee Roth. And Adam Carolla. And CNN Radio News. And Jack-FM. And...

Howard Stern to be replaced by assortment of talent
NEW YORK - Goodbye, Howard Stern. Hello, David Lee Roth. And Adam Carolla. And CNN Radio News. And Jack-FM. And...

People in the News
NEW YORK - Cam'ron, who is recovering from a gunshot wound suffered in an apparent carjacking in Washington, said would-be thieves shouldn't expect him to give up his ride so easily.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Cam'ron, who is recovering from a gunshot wound suffered in an apparent carjacking in Washington, said would-be thieves shouldn't expect him to give up his ride so easily.

The Top Five
The top five entertainment list.

IRS: taxpayers due $73 in unclaimed millions
WASHINGTON - Thousands of people have money sitting at the Internal Revenue Service that could be claimed if they would just tell the tax collectors where they live.

IRS: taxpayers due $73 in unclaimed millions
WASHINGTON - Thousands of people have money sitting at the Internal Revenue Service that could be claimed if they would just tell the tax collectors where they live.

IRS: taxpayers due $73 in unclaimed millions

Tricky Halloween dishes to dress up your table
NEW YORK - Set your sights on giving Halloween food its own dress-up fun, while you set your table with treats that won't trick the hungry, just delight their taste.

A chicken for every pot and then some
NEW YORK - Fry or bake? Grill or curry? Haute cuisine or peasant style? Almost any way you go with chicken, it's a winner. Just pop it in the pot or on the fire and almost everyone's happy. Finger-licking, lip-smacking, well-fed happy.

Tricky Halloween dishes to dress up your table
NEW YORK - Set your sights on giving Halloween food its own dress-up fun, while you set your table with treats that won't trick the hungry, just delight their taste.

A chicken for every pot and then some

A chicken for every pot and then some
NEW YORK - Fry or bake? Grill or curry? Haute cuisine or peasant style? Almost any way you go with chicken, it's a winner. Just pop it in the pot or on the fire and almost everyone's happy. Finger-licking, lip-smacking, well-fed happy.

Tricky Halloween dishes to dress up your table

Next game could shape Ga. Tech's season
ATLANTA - Pushing its scheduled game against Miami back a month last week has left Georgia Tech with five games in five weeks, and its season could be greatly shaped by the first of those games Saturday against Clemson.

Next game could shape Ga. Tech's season
ATLANTA - Pushing its scheduled game against Miami back a month last week has left Georgia Tech with five games in five weeks, and its season could be greatly shaped by the first of those games Saturday against Clemson.

Next game could shape Ga. Tech's season

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Event returns to local course
The Kandy Waters Memorial Classic kept getting farther away from Augusta, which wasn't what L.D. Waters envisioned when he became the title sponsor of the National Golf Association/Hooters Tour event in the late 1990s.

North Augusta gets face-lift
Earlier this month, after the renovated North Augusta Country Club had been open for a couple of weeks, head pro and club manager David Usry considered the project a success, at least in his mind.

Event returns to local course

Event returns to local course
The Kandy Waters Memorial Classic kept getting farther away from Augusta, which wasn't what L.D. Waters envisioned when he became the title sponsor of the National Golf Association/Hooters Tour event in the late 1990s.

North Augusta gets face-lift

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

North Augusta gets face-lift
Earlier this month, after the renovated North Augusta Country Club had been open for a couple of weeks, head pro and club manager David Usry considered the project a success, at least in his mind.

Bulldogs defense part of success

Prep Football Power Poll

Prep Football 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.

Bulldogs defense part of success
THOMSON. THE BULLDOGS scored 63 points in a matchup Glenn Hills had marked on its calendar all year, but don't forget the defense.

Prep Football 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.

Bulldogs defense part of success
THOMSON. THE BULLDOGS scored 63 points in a matchup Glenn Hills had marked on its calendar all year, but don't forget the defense.

Hurricanes striking Florida since August 2004
Hurricanes hitting or passing near Florida in 2004-05.

Wilma and a powerful nor'easter steam toward New England
BOSTON - An early nor'easter reinforced by distant Hurricane Wilma on Tuesday pounded beaches with 20-foot waves, knocked out power to thousands of people and spread rain across the Northeast, where many residents were still cleaning up from flooding earlier in the month.

Florida finds itself recovering from powerful hurricane
WESTON, Fla. - Beginning an agonizing, all-too-familiar process, Floridians lined up for generators, chain saws and other clean-up supplies only hours after Hurricane Wilma cut a costly, deadly swath across the peninsula.

Hurricane Wilma races across Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Hurricane Wilma knifed through Florida with winds up to 125 mph Monday, shattering windows in skyscrapers, peeling away roofs and knocking out power to 3.2 million customers, with still a month left to go in the busiest Atlantic storm season on record.

Hurricanes striking Florida since August 2004
Hurricanes hitting or passing near Florida in 2004-05.

Hurricane Wilma races across Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Hurricane Wilma knifed through Florida with winds up to 125 mph Monday, shattering windows in skyscrapers, peeling away roofs and knocking out power to 3.2 million customers, with still a month left to go in the busiest Atlantic storm season on record.

Florida finds itself recovering from powerful hurricane
WESTON, Fla. - Beginning an agonizing, all-too-familiar process, Floridians lined up for generators, chain saws and other clean-up supplies only hours after Hurricane Wilma cut a costly, deadly swath across the peninsula.

Wilma and a powerful nor'easter steam toward New England
BOSTON - An early nor'easter reinforced by distant Hurricane Wilma on Tuesday pounded beaches with 20-foot waves, knocked out power to thousands of people and spread rain across the Northeast, where many residents were still cleaning up from flooding earlier in the month.

Is that the scent of fall in the air, or Hai Karate?
Nothing like autumn's first cool spell to bring out the sweaters. Nothing like a chill in the weekend air to bring a couple close together.

Is that the scent of fall in the air, or Hai Karate?
Nothing like autumn's first cool spell to bring out the sweaters. Nothing like a chill in the weekend air to bring a couple close together.

Council must vote as people will them

Penalize sluggish road contractors

Let science and religion coexist

Penalize sluggish road contractors
I read with amazement that the contract to widen Davis Road and build a new bridge was given to the same construction company that has yet to meet a completion deadline in the area.Worren Winburn, Hephzibah

Augusta needs new leadership

Council must vote as people will them
Politicians used to vote with what the majority of their constituents desired. Politicians used to represent their constituents by voting for or against issues depending on how the citizens wanted them to vote.Anthony Fulmer, Aiken, S.C.

Council must vote as people will them
Politicians used to vote with what the majority of their constituents desired. Politicians used to represent their constituents by voting for or against issues depending on how the citizens wanted them to vote.Anthony Fulmer, Aiken, S.C.

Augusta needs new leadership
Here we go again. Augusta's commissioners and city administrator are considering increasing millage rates after some of us just had our property values increased as much as 20 percent.Rick Wright, Augusta

Penalize sluggish road contractors
I read with amazement that the contract to widen Davis Road and build a new bridge was given to the same construction company that has yet to meet a completion deadline in the area.Worren Winburn, Hephzibah

Let science and religion coexist
The battle between science and religion has new ground: intelligent design. The scientific community has spent the past 1,000 years saying there is no proof that God exists, and they are not any better for it.David Bowles, Aiken, S.C.

Let science and religion coexist
The battle between science and religion has new ground: intelligent design. The scientific community has spent the past 1,000 years saying there is no proof that God exists, and they are not any better for it.David Bowles, Aiken, S.C.

Augusta needs new leadership
Here we go again. Augusta's commissioners and city administrator are considering increasing millage rates after some of us just had our property values increased as much as 20 percent.Rick Wright, Augusta

Exercise advice for boomers - listen to your body

Belly dancers shaking things up in Muslim Malaysia

Health and fitness calendar

Crafty Halloween: Fall design tips

Living briefs

McDonald's to post nutrition information on packaging next year

Forecasting the future is not as easy as some believe

Seniors calendar

Living briefs
We want to publish a holiday cooking guide using time-tested recipies from Chronicle readers.

Belly dancers shaking things up in Muslim Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - To the hypnotic strains of Middle Eastern drums and flutes, Nancy Bakhshy shouts instructions to nine students who shimmy, shake and undulate in fluid movements.

Belly dancers shaking things up in Muslim Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - To the hypnotic strains of Middle Eastern drums and flutes, Nancy Bakhshy shouts instructions to nine students who shimmy, shake and undulate in fluid movements.

Exercise advice for boomers - listen to your body
PHILADELPHIA - For David Kozlow, turning 40 was a major pain in the neck. And in the ankles, back, groin, shoulder and hamstrings.

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 30903.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

Living briefs
We want to publish a holiday cooking guide using time-tested recipies from Chronicle readers.

McDonald's to post nutrition information on packaging next year
CHICAGO - McDonald's Corp. announced Tuesday that it will display nutrition information on the packaging for most of its menu items next year.

Forecasting the future is not as easy as some believe
2004 was supposed to have been quite a year. Osama bin Laden was said to have died, Colin Powell was elected America's first black president and the Hoover Dam collapsed.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

Forecasting the future is not as easy as some believe
2004 was supposed to have been quite a year. Osama bin Laden was said to have died, Colin Powell was elected America's first black president and the Hoover Dam collapsed.

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 30903.

Crafty Halloween: Fall design tips
You can't wander down the aisle of any mass-merchandising mecca these days without encountering any number of ghosts, ghouls and plastic-coated bats.

Crafty Halloween: Fall design tips
You can't wander down the aisle of any mass-merchandising mecca these days without encountering any number of ghosts, ghouls and plastic-coated bats.

Exercise advice for boomers - listen to your body
PHILADELPHIA - For David Kozlow, turning 40 was a major pain in the neck. And in the ankles, back, groin, shoulder and hamstrings.

McDonald's to post nutrition information on packaging next year
CHICAGO - McDonald's Corp. announced Tuesday that it will display nutrition information on the packaging for most of its menu items next year.

Duncan Drugs unlikely to reopen
The reopening of Duncan Drugs with a new owner is unlikely, according to a report from the receiver appointed for the south Augusta pharmacy.

Court hears merit system case
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments that the Legislature overstepped its authority by changing the state's merit system, a policy that had included tenure rights and an appeals process for all state government workers as a way to weed out political hiring practices.

Unsolved killing haunts area residents
For people who live in the 100 block of Augusta's Calvary Drive, 9-11 has its own negative connotation, which has nothing to do with New York City.

$50,000 is earmarked for shops at airport

Police officers get early raises

Developers gave to senator

Cities cash in if you speed
PENDERGRASS, Ga. - The city of Pendergrass brought in $490,574 in speeding and other traffic fines in 2004 - $1,024 for every man, woman and child in the tiny town along U.S. Highway 129 in western Jackson County.

Across the area

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A man facing state murder charges in a nightclub shooting in Sumter has been convicted on federal gun charges in connection with the case.

Coroner picks company to move bodies

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Unsolved killing haunts area residents

News you can use
Today's events include:

Correction

Developers gave to senator
AIKEN - State Sen. Tommy Moore, a Democrat from Clearwater who is running for governor, received campaign contributions from two developers after he supported legislation that stands to help them financially.

State audit reveals open personal files

Corrections

Volunteers eliminate need for SRS layoffs

Duncan Drugs unlikely to reopen

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use

Area schools make the grade
Area schools scored well on Georgia's latest K-12 report card, earning recognition under the new Single Statewide Accountability System.

Medical colleges increase students

Candidates see need to accentuate the positive
To Tommy Boyles, it is a perception problem. To Helen Blocker-Adams, it is a unity problem. And to Deke Copenhaver, it is an accountability problem.

Kid of the Day

Officers' actions in shooting examined

Augusta man sentenced to life for slaying

Area schools make the grade

Counselor speaks out on disabilities

Threat of jail stops truants, judge says
The choice is yours: Go to school or go to jail, Juvenile Court Judge Herbert Kernaghan told children appearing before him in court Monday.

Savannah River's weed trouble intensifies

Colleges keep costs below average
College tuition might be going up, but the increase isn't as steep as in past years, according to studies released by The College Board, the company that administers tests such as the ACT and SAT.

Doctor fined in filing of claims

Police officers get early raises
Prompted by the threat of a lawsuit from Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength, Augusta commissioners voted Monday to give sworn sheriff's officers 4 percent raises for the rest of the year and another 4 percent in January.

Contract goes to city offices

Kid of the Day

Tax increase proposed for new schools

Evans soldier dies in Iraq

Rice, Harris are free on bond

Evacuees brave storm of red tape

Across Georgia

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee is brushing aside criticism of the Bush administration by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in a weekend speech.

Across South Carolina

Kid of the Day
Rhett Odenweller is today's Kid of the Day.

Colleges keep costs below average

Commission rushes to plan grant projects
Augusta commissioners, faced with using $1.87 million in Community Development Block Grant funds before Oct. 31 or losing them, put a spending plan on the fast track Monday.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The state Supreme Court has reprimanded two judges after one gave preferential treatment to the other by arranging his early release in a drunken-driving case.

Police officers get early raises
Prompted by the threat of a lawsuit from Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength, Augusta commissioners voted Monday to give sworn sheriff's officers 4 percent raises for the rest of the year and another 4 percent in January.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The title pawn industry portrayed itself Tuesday as providing a service of last resort to cash-strapped Georgians who can't get loans from banks, and warned that legislation pending before the General Assembly could put it out of business.

Threat of jail stops truants, judge says
The choice is yours: Go to school or go to jail, Juvenile Court Judge Herbert Kernaghan told children appearing before him in court Monday.

Across the area
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority decided Tuesday not to appeal a Richmond County Superior Court judge's decision that said the Augusta Lynx hockey team isn't responsible for spotlight and sound-operator expenses.

Kid of the Day
Rhett Odenweller is today's Kid of the Day.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Commission rushes to plan grant projects
Augusta commissioners, faced with using $1.87 million in Community Development Block Grant funds before Oct. 31 or losing them, put a spending plan on the fast track Monday.

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A man facing state murder charges in a nightclub shooting in Sumter has been convicted on federal gun charges in connection with the case.

Kid of the Day
James Pickens DeLaughter Bush is today's Kid of the Day.

News you can use

State audit reveals open personal files
ATLANTA - Records of what every company pays in wages and details about people looking for work and how they lost their jobs are among the files vulnerable to unauthorized exposure, according to a recent state audit.

Across Georgia

Cities cash in if you speed
PENDERGRASS, Ga. - The city of Pendergrass brought in $490,574 in speeding and other traffic fines in 2004 - $1,024 for every man, woman and child in the tiny town along U.S. Highway 129 in western Jackson County.

Evans soldier dies in Iraq
On Wednesday, Tanya Merck received a call from her husband, Staff Sgt. Dennis Paul Merck. Although she had a strange feeling, the Evans woman never realized that the call would be the last time she would speak to the man she married 17 years ago.

Correction
- An item in Tuesday's Across the Area incorrectly reported the amount of time Todderyl N. Sims, 35, was incarcerated before charges were dropped. Mr. Sims spent five months in jail awaiting trial on sexual assault charges.

$50,000 is earmarked for shops at airport
Augusta Regional Airport officials likely will spend about $50,000 to design and prepare two improved concession stands and a gift shop for the new terminal.

$50,000 is earmarked for shops at airport
Augusta Regional Airport officials likely will spend about $50,000 to design and prepare two improved concession stands and a gift shop for the new terminal.

Savannah River's weed trouble intensifies
Ducks that linger along Riverwalk Augusta can sometimes walk on water.

Counselor speaks out on disabilities
Michael Morgan, a substance abuse counselor at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center who has fought multiple sclerosis for more than 20 years, said Tuesday that in some way, everyone's a little disabled.

Candidates see need to accentuate the positive
To Tommy Boyles, it is a perception problem. To Helen Blocker-Adams, it is a unity problem. And to Deke Copenhaver, it is an accountability problem.

Doctor fined in filing of claims
An Augusta podiatrist received a year's probation and a $20,000 fine Tuesday for violating the terms of his Medicare agreement.

Volunteers eliminate need for SRS layoffs
AIKEN - The private contractor that runs Savannah River Site announced Tuesday that it has approved the voluntary departure of 640 workers, eliminating the need for forced layoffs this year and possibly longer.

Tax increase proposed for new schools
A tax increase to help pay for future school construction was discussed Tuesday night by the Columbia County school board.

Commission rushes to plan grant projects

Contract goes to city offices
There was a slow start Tuesday to one group's effort to get Augusta's elected officials to sign a contract saying they would quit abstaining to stall votes and follow the rules.

Across the area

Developers gave to senator
AIKEN - State Sen. Tommy Moore, a Democrat from Clearwater who is running for governor, received campaign contributions from two developers after he supported legislation that stands to help them financially.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Augusta man sentenced to life for slaying
An Augusta man who shot a fleeing man in the back was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for murder.

Police seek witnesses who saw chase
Richmond County Sheriffs Office said this morning it is looking for the occupants of two vehicles who might have witnessed a Saturday-night auto chase that ended with the shooting of a Martinez man by Columbia County deputies.

Colleges keep costs below average
College tuition might be going up, but the increase isn't as steep as in past years, according to studies released by The College Board, the company that administers tests such as the ACT and SAT.

Across South Carolina

Savannah River's weed trouble intensifies
Ducks that linger along Riverwalk Augusta can sometimes walk on water.

Threat of jail stops truants, judge says

Cities cash in if you speed

Court hears merit system case

Coroner picks company to move bodies
AIKEN - Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton has tentatively selected a company to transport the county's deceased, completing the first ever bidding process for the job.

Medical colleges increase students
As the daughter of a physician in Columbus, Ga., Sequia Holland knows she has already accomplished something by getting admitted this year to the School of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.

Volunteers eliminate need for SRS layoffs
AIKEN - The private contractor that runs Savannah River Site announced Tuesday that it has approved the voluntary departure of 640 workers, eliminating the need for forced layoffs this year and possibly longer.

Across the area
A Gloverville man has been arrested and charged with striking a woman with his vehicle, authorities said.

Unsolved killing haunts area residents
For people who live in the 100 block of Augusta's Calvary Drive, 9-11 has its own negative connotation, which has nothing to do with New York City.

News you can use
Today's events include:

Rice, Harris are free on bond
Family, friends and classmates crowded a Columbia County courtroom Tuesday morning as a judge granted bond to two teens recently indicted on sexual assault charges.

Evacuees brave storm of red tape
ATHENS, Ga. - Michael Griffith is in limbo, which looks an awful lot like a cramped camper in his brother's backyard.

Augusta man sentenced to life for slaying
An Augusta man who shot a fleeing man in the back was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for murder.

Corrections
- An article in Wednesday's editions incorrectly described the dimensions of a median planned for part of Windsor Spring Road. The median would be 20 feet wide.

Medical colleges increase students
As the daughter of a physician in Columbus, Ga., Sequia Holland knows she has already accomplished something by getting admitted this year to the School of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.

Rice, Harris are free on bond
Family, friends and classmates crowded a Columbia County courtroom Tuesday morning as a judge granted bond to two teens recently indicted on sexual assault charges.

Kid of the Day
James Pickens DeLaughter Bush is today's Kid of the Day.

Tuition likely will keep rising
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia students likely will see a tuition increase this year. There's not much doubt about that.

Correction
- An item in Tuesday's Across the Area incorrectly reported the amount of time Todderyl N. Sims, 35, was incarcerated before charges were dropped. Mr. Sims spent five months in jail awaiting trial on sexual assault charges.

Augusta man sentenced to life for slaying
An Augusta man who shot a fleeing man in the back was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for murder.

Coroner picks company to move bodies
AIKEN - Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton has tentatively selected a company to transport the county's deceased, completing the first ever bidding process for the job.

Duncan Drugs unlikely to reopen
The reopening of Duncan Drugs with a new owner is unlikely, according to a report from the receiver appointed for the south Augusta pharmacy.

Counselor speaks out on disabilities
Michael Morgan, a substance abuse counselor at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center who has fought multiple sclerosis for more than 20 years, said Tuesday that in some way, everyone's a little disabled.

Officers' actions in shooting examined
Two days after Columbia County sheriff's deputies shot a man in a car chase along River Watch Parkway in Richmond County, officials said they are investigating whether the use of force was justified.

Across the area
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority decided Tuesday not to appeal a Richmond County Superior Court judge's decision that said the Augusta Lynx hockey team isn't responsible for spotlight and sound-operator expenses.

Court hears merit system case
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments that the Legislature overstepped its authority by changing the state's merit system, a policy that had included tenure rights and an appeals process for all state government workers as a way to weed out political hiring practices.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The title pawn industry portrayed itself Tuesday as providing a service of last resort to cash-strapped Georgians who can't get loans from banks, and warned that legislation pending before the General Assembly could put it out of business.

Area schools make the grade
Area schools scored well on Georgia's latest K-12 report card, earning recognition under the new Single Statewide Accountability System.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The state Supreme Court has reprimanded two judges after one gave preferential treatment to the other by arranging his early release in a drunken-driving case.

Evans soldier dies in Iraq
On Wednesday, Tanya Merck received a call from her husband, Staff Sgt. Dennis Paul Merck. Although she had a strange feeling, the Evans woman never realized that the call would be the last time she would speak to the man she married 17 years ago.

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

Tuition likely will keep rising
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia students likely will see a tuition increase this year. There's not much doubt about that.

State audit reveals open personal files
ATLANTA - Records of what every company pays in wages and details about people looking for work and how they lost their jobs are among the files vulnerable to unauthorized exposure, according to a recent state audit.

Evacuees brave storm of red tape
ATHENS, Ga. - Michael Griffith is in limbo, which looks an awful lot like a cramped camper in his brother's backyard.

Contract goes to city offices
There was a slow start Tuesday to one group's effort to get Augusta's elected officials to sign a contract saying they would quit abstaining to stall votes and follow the rules.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee is brushing aside criticism of the Bush administration by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in a weekend speech.

Tax increase proposed for new schools
A tax increase to help pay for future school construction was discussed Tuesday night by the Columbia County school board.

Across the area
A Gloverville man has been arrested and charged with striking a woman with his vehicle, authorities said.

Doctor fined in filing of claims
An Augusta podiatrist received a year's probation and a $20,000 fine Tuesday for violating the terms of his Medicare agreement.

Candidates see need to accentuate the positive

$5,000 bond set for two teens
Family, friends and classmates crowded a Columbia County courtroom this morning as a judge granted bond to two Greenbrier teens recently indicted on sexual assault charges.

Tuition likely will keep rising

Deal close for return of indoor football

Officers' actions in shooting examined
Two days after Columbia County sheriff's deputies shot a man in a car chase along River Watch Parkway in Richmond County, officials said they are investigating whether the use of force was justified.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Corrections
- An article in Wednesday's editions incorrectly described the dimensions of a median planned for part of Windsor Spring Road. The median would be 20 feet wide.

Atlanta, nation tune in for Vick
ATLANTA - Monday Night Football - the second longest- running primetime network television series of all time - will be changing channels to cable next season.

Atlanta, nation tune in for Vick
ATLANTA - Monday Night Football - the second longest- running primetime network television series of all time - will be changing channels to cable next season.

British film industry struggles over tax burden
LONDON - As Keira Knightley gazes out from hundreds of posters across the country advertising the local-grown hit "Pride and Prejudice," the casual observer could be forgiven for thinking the British film industry is booming.

Disney to provide encrypted DVDs to awards voters
LOS ANGELES - The Walt Disney Co. will be the first to distribute encrypted DVD copies of its movies to award show voters to prevent illegal copying of films.

British film industry struggles over tax burden
LONDON - As Keira Knightley gazes out from hundreds of posters across the country advertising the local-grown hit "Pride and Prejudice," the casual observer could be forgiven for thinking the British film industry is booming.

Disney to provide encrypted DVDs to awards voters
LOS ANGELES - The Walt Disney Co. will be the first to distribute encrypted DVD copies of its movies to award show voters to prevent illegal copying of films.

Disney to provide encrypted DVDs to awards voters

British film industry struggles over tax burden

John Fogerty returns to Fantasy Records
NEW YORK - John Fogerty is back on Fantasy Records.

Most of 'N Sync's 'Greatest Hits' don't stand time test

Station rides the Internet to become indie radio leader

John Fogerty returns to Fantasy Records
NEW YORK - John Fogerty is back on Fantasy Records.

Station rides the Internet to become indie radio leader
SEATTLE - Before dawn on a rainy Friday, John Richards totes a stack of CDs and a paper cup of coffee into the booth at KEXP. On the wall, yellow-headed pins stuck in a world map mark the origin of song requests:

John Fogerty returns to Fantasy Records

Station rides the Internet to become indie radio leader
SEATTLE - Before dawn on a rainy Friday, John Richards totes a stack of CDs and a paper cup of coffee into the booth at KEXP. On the wall, yellow-headed pins stuck in a world map mark the origin of song requests:

Most of 'N Sync's 'Greatest Hits' don't stand time test
Ah, the giddy boy-band heyday of the late 1990s - don't you miss it? The harmony... the choreography... the white boys in cornrows? Yeah, me neither.

Most of 'N Sync's 'Greatest Hits' don't stand time test
Ah, the giddy boy-band heyday of the late 1990s - don't you miss it? The harmony... the choreography... the white boys in cornrows? Yeah, me neither.

76ers' Webber ready to make first appearance
PHILADELPHIA - Chris Webber has said all the right things about fitting in better this year with Philadelphia and coexisting with Allen Iverson.

Charlotte Bobcats move into new building
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Bobcats got their first up-close look at the team's new arena. Now, they just have to get used to the nuances of a building that gives fans a literal window into their work.

Charlotte Bobcats move into new building
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Bobcats got their first up-close look at the team's new arena. Now, they just have to get used to the nuances of a building that gives fans a literal window into their work.

Charlotte Bobcats move into new building

76ers' Webber ready to make first appearance
PHILADELPHIA - Chris Webber has said all the right things about fitting in better this year with Philadelphia and coexisting with Allen Iverson.

76ers' Webber ready to make first appearance

Ravens plan to play without Ray Lewis, Reed

Morgan, Peppers hurt, but expected to play

Atlanta's defense makes statement

Falcons' defense grounds Jets

Rev. Chester A. Heard    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Kyzer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice S. Anderson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ophelia Cunningham    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary L. McCall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald O. Eargle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Paula R. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Edward Atkinson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Bobby Ray Anglin    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. William O. Fulmer, Jr.    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Chalma B. Davis    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Cecil G. Cole    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillian Jackson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. George A. Benson    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Almena Davis Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willard Hardy    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles A. Byrd    (SUMMERFIELD, FL.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Diane Simpkins    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Carolyn S. Joyner    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace G. Munden    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Lee Coleman    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Aileen Holland    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary L. McCall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorie C. Crowder    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Kingsley W. Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Kyzer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Aileen Holland    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Diane Simpkins    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Gregory Davis    (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. George Smith, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Washington, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Van Murry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ophelia Cunningham    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Waldman    (DELRAY BEACH, FL.)

Mr. James Atkinson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Bernice S. Anderson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Waldman    (DELRAY BEACH, FL.)

Mr. Robert Washington, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Kyle L. Schultz    (HARTLAND, WI)

Mr. Rickey A. Turner    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Paula R. Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. McCall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie L. Tucker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Jackson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. George A. Benson    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Rev. Chester A. Heard    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Diane Simpkins    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Bill Daggett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SSGT Dennis P. Merck    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Kingsley W. Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. McCall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Theresa M. Kent    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Lee Coleman    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows    (TAVARES, FL.)

Mrs. Carolyn S. Joyner    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Edgar Tyler    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Willard Hardy    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Chalma B. Davis    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. William O. Fulmer, Jr.    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Bill Daggett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Edward Atkinson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Rickey A. Turner    (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald O. Eargle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie L. Tucker    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ophelia Cunningham    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mr. Cecil G. Cole    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James G. Prestwood, Jr.    (GROVETOWN , Ga.)

Mr. George A. Benson    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Roy H. Andrews    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Roy H. Andrews    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles A. Byrd    (SUMMERFIELD, FL.)

Mr. William Allmond    (SYLVESTER, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil G. Cole    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald Van Murry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorie C. Crowder    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil G. Cole    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Kingsley W. Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Smith, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Prestwood, Jr.    (GROVETOWN , Ga.)

Mrs. Diane Simpkins    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Judge Albert R. Murray, Sr.    (MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP., PA)

Mr. Harold Shuemake    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SSGT Dennis P. Merck    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Kyle L. Schultz    (HARTLAND, WI)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Kingsley W. Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Theresa M. Kent    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William M. Reeves    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows    (TAVARES, FL.)

Mr. George A. Benson    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Ray Anglin    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Gregory Davis    (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. James G. Prestwood, Jr.    (GROVETOWN , Ga.)

Mrs. Almena Davis Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ophelia Cunningham    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Judge Albert R. Murray, Sr.    (MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP., PA)

Mrs. Grace G. Munden    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. James Andrews, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Andrews, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Diane Simpkins (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Bernice S. Anderson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles A. Byrd (SUMMERFIELD, FL.)

Mr. Cecil G. Cole (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Rev. Chester A. Heard (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. McCall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil G. Cole (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Diane Simpkins (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Gregory Davis (WAGENER, S.C.)

Judge Albert R. Murray, Sr. (MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TWP., PA)

Mr. George A. Benson (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary L. McCall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Aileen Holland (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Mr. Willard Hardy (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. George A. Benson (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Washington, Sr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Van Murry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Atkinson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William M. Reeves (DEARING, Ga.)

SSGT Dennis P. Merck (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Ray Anglin (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Almena Davis Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Paula R. Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Kyzer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald O. Eargle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Allmond (SYLVESTER, Ga.)

Mrs. Meerhis Hollows (TAVARES, FL.)

Mr. James Edgar Tyler (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Theresa M. Kent (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ophelia Cunningham (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mrs. Carolyn S. Joyner (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. James G. Prestwood, Jr. (GROVETOWN , Ga.)

Mr. Rickey A. Turner (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Daggett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William O. Fulmer, Jr. (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Shuemake (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kingsley W. Riley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sue Llewellyn (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. George Smith, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. George Smith, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Rose Waldman (DELRAY BEACH, FL.)

Mrs. Kingsley W. Riley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kyle L. Schultz (HARTLAND, WI)

Mr. Bennie L. Tucker (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Powell Drane (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ophelia Cunningham (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mrs. Grace G. Munden (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin Hetrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy H. Andrews (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Lee Coleman (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorie C. Crowder (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. James Edward Atkinson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Chalma B. Davis (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Overtime

Augusta is in line for indoor football team

Overtime

Augusta is in line for indoor football team
Pending contract approval from Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority's legal counsel, indoor football will return this spring to downtown Augusta.

Overtime
John Smoltz was honored Tuesday with baseball's Roberto Clemente Award, which is considered the game's man of the year award.

Overtime
Kyle Schultz, a former announcer and public relations director for the Augusta Lynx has died at 41. He was killed in a car accident in Wisconsin.

Overtime
John Smoltz was honored Tuesday with baseball's Roberto Clemente Award, which is considered the game's man of the year award.

Augusta is in line for indoor football team
Pending contract approval from Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority's legal counsel, indoor football will return this spring to downtown Augusta.

Overtime
Kyle Schultz, a former announcer and public relations director for the Augusta Lynx has died at 41. He was killed in a car accident in Wisconsin.

Falcons' defense grounds Jets
ATLANTA - The Falcons showed no respect for their elders Monday night.

Ravens plan to play without Ray Lewis, Reed
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Winless on the road and in serious danger of falling out of playoff contention, the last-place Baltimore Ravens will likely be without linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.

Morgan, Peppers hurt, but expected to play
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dan Morgan and Julius Peppers expect to play this weekend against the Minnesota Vikings, but it's unclear how effective Carolina's two defensive stars will be.

Atlanta's defense makes statement
ATLANTA - Keion Carpenter stood tall in the Atlanta Falcons' locker room in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, with his back ram-rod straight, his shoulders back and his chin up.

Ravens plan to play without Ray Lewis, Reed
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Winless on the road and in serious danger of falling out of playoff contention, the last-place Baltimore Ravens will likely be without linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.

Atlanta's defense makes statement
ATLANTA - Keion Carpenter stood tall in the Atlanta Falcons' locker room in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, with his back ram-rod straight, his shoulders back and his chin up.

Morgan, Peppers hurt, but expected to play
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dan Morgan and Julius Peppers expect to play this weekend against the Minnesota Vikings, but it's unclear how effective Carolina's two defensive stars will be.

Falcons' defense grounds Jets
ATLANTA - The Falcons showed no respect for their elders Monday night.

Anglican unity under pressure by conservative gathering
ATHENS, Greece - The agenda for this week's gathering of conservative Anglican clerics includes dialogue with Islam and fighting poverty. But the wider message is expected to be protest: Another frontal attack against gay clergy and same-sex unions that threaten to break apart the world's 77 million-member Anglican communion.

Anglican unity under pressure by conservative gathering
ATHENS, Greece - The agenda for this week's gathering of conservative Anglican clerics includes dialogue with Islam and fighting poverty. But the wider message is expected to be protest: Another frontal attack against gay clergy and same-sex unions that threaten to break apart the world's 77 million-member Anglican communion.

Atlanta, nation tune in for Vick

Howard Stern to be replaced by assortment of talent

People in the News

The Top Five

Meyer hoping spread will catch on
ATHENS, Ga. - Florida fans had reason to be in a frenzy last December after winning the equivalent of college football's Powerball when Urban Meyer picked The Swamp over Touchdown Jesus and Notre Dame.

Meyer hoping spread will catch on

Meyer hoping spread will catch on
ATHENS, Ga. - Florida fans had reason to be in a frenzy last December after winning the equivalent of college football's Powerball when Urban Meyer picked The Swamp over Touchdown Jesus and Notre Dame.

Gamecocks prepare for Tennessee
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina triple-threat Syvelle Newton said Tuesday he might not be back next season because of his torn Achilles' tendon.

Gamecocks prepare for Tennessee

Gamecocks prepare for Tennessee
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina triple-threat Syvelle Newton said Tuesday he might not be back next season because of his torn Achilles' tendon.

Xtreme calendar
SEE THIS: The Diary of Anne Frank, performed by the Aiken Community Playhouse's Youth Wing begins a weekend's worth of performances with a showing at 8 p.m.

Josh Kelley rocks in car
Drivers, especially teenagers, are always looking for a good CD to listen to in the car. It seems having something catchy in the CD player makes the trip more enjoyable in most situations.

Girl should let cousin know that 'playing' isn't welcome
I have been going with this boy for four months, and our relationship is going very well. I see him every weekend at my cousin's house, and every time she comes over to my house she always has something bad to tell me about him. Then the next day, she'll (say) she was just playing. When I ask him about it, he says it's not true. Who do I believe: my cousin or my boyfriend?

'Gospel' speaks to everyone
It's rare these days to see a wholesome movie with a real plot that you and your family can watch together a movie without drug dealers and crackheads, a movie without gunfights and vulgar language.

Xtreme calendar
SEE THIS: The Diary of Anne Frank, performed by the Aiken Community Playhouse's Youth Wing begins a weekend's worth of performances with a showing at 8 p.m.

Question of the week
Q: Are teen parties dangerous?

Josh Kelley rocks in car
Drivers, especially teenagers, are always looking for a good CD to listen to in the car. It seems having something catchy in the CD player makes the trip more enjoyable in most situations.

Josh Kelley rocks in car

Spotted
Toquenia Williams flashes a smile at the TI and Young Jeezy concert at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Question of the week

Girl should let cousin know that 'playing' isn't welcome
I have been going with this boy for four months, and our relationship is going very well. I see him every weekend at my cousin's house, and every time she comes over to my house she always has something bad to tell me about him. Then the next day, she'll (say) she was just playing. When I ask him about it, he says it's not true. Who do I believe: my cousin or my boyfriend?

Frightful finds: ghosts and erie noises close to home

Frightful finds: ghosts and erie noises close to home
Ghosts. Apparitions. Just plain strange things. There could be something creepy in your own backyard.

Spotted

Spotted
Toquenia Williams flashes a smile at the TI and Young Jeezy concert at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Girl should let cousin know that 'playing' isn't welcome

Frightful finds: ghosts and erie noises close to home
Ghosts. Apparitions. Just plain strange things. There could be something creepy in your own backyard.

Xtreme calendar

Question of the week
Q: Are teen parties dangerous?

4-1-1

'Gospel' speaks to everyone

'Gospel' speaks to everyone
It's rare these days to see a wholesome movie with a real plot that you and your family can watch together a movie without drug dealers and crackheads, a movie without gunfights and vulgar language.

4-1-1
My Morning Jacket's Z is a solid album from the Louisville, Ky., quintet. It's not necessarily flashy or action-packed but is an ideal album for those who like guitar riffs, mellow sounds and inspired songwriting.

4-1-1
My Morning Jacket's Z is a solid album from the Louisville, Ky., quintet. It's not necessarily flashy or action-packed but is an ideal album for those who like guitar riffs, mellow sounds and inspired songwriting.

Milestones

Lunch menu

Hopelands was a gift to city

Events

Reunions

Lydia Project befriends cancer patients

Around the block

Steeplechase becomes a fall favorite

Children enjoy outings to the Pumpkin Patch

Across the river

Hurricane Wilma races across Florida

Wilma and a powerful nor'easter steam toward New England

Hurricanes striking Florida since August 2004

Florida finds itself recovering from powerful hurricane

Anglican unity under pressure by conservative gathering