Meetings
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays; Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken; 641-5926

Pet of the week
Stella, a 1-year-old Labrador and chow mix, is loving and playful. All Save the Animals Rescue Society pets are crate-trained and housebroken, spayed or neutered, on heartworm preventative medication and have had all shots. For more information call (706) 592-4158.

Across the river
GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Through Sunday; Hale Street Fairgrounds; entertainment will include a sea lion show, hypnotist Travis Fox, Georgia-Carolina Clogging; Family Life exhibits include art, china painting, models, needlework, home crafts and youth photography.

Meetings
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays; Thursdays and Fridays, Aurora Pavilion, 655 Medical Park Drive, Aiken; 641-5926

Events
MODOC 100: Friday-Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m. Friday, grandstand and tailgate open at 5 p.m., racing begins at 7 p.m.; Saturday, pit gates open at 2 p.m.

Lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

Lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

Reunions
AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL 1975: Seeking classmates for a 30-year reunion Friday, Nov. 25; contact Beverly Adams, (803) 648-3714

North Augusta volleyball team achieves a goal
It wasn't the state title, but the North Augusta Lady Yellow Jacket volleyball team achieved its goal for the season.

Recreation events
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Clinic touts benefits of its animal services
It takes less than five minutes to neuter a male cat. Neutering a dog or spaying a cat takes about 15 minutes. Spaying a dog generally takes from 20 minutes to one hour.

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

Reunions
AIKEN HIGH SCHOOL 1975: Seeking classmates for a 30-year reunion Friday, Nov. 25; contact Beverly Adams, (803) 648-3714

Library events
HORSECREEK PRESENTATION: 5 p.m. Thursday; local American Indian history and culture by the Horsecreek Indian Heritage Association; first grades and up

Lookaway Hall towers over North Augusta
North Augusta will celebrate its first 100 years as an incorporated community in 2006. Lookaway Hall, which was built around 1895, has been the focal point of the city for more than a century, though.

Events
MODOC 100: Friday-Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m. Friday, grandstand and tailgate open at 5 p.m., racing begins at 7 p.m.; Saturday, pit gates open at 2 p.m.

Theater productions take center stage at USC Aiken
A collegiate theater festival and a separate statewide theater convention make for one busy week at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Pet of the week
Stella, a 1-year-old Labrador and chow mix, is loving and playful. All Save the Animals Rescue Society pets are crate-trained and housebroken, spayed or neutered, on heartworm preventative medication and have had all shots. For more information call (706) 592-4158.

North Augusta volleyball team achieves a goal
It wasn't the state title, but the North Augusta Lady Yellow Jacket volleyball team achieved its goal for the season.

Across the river
GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Through Sunday; Hale Street Fairgrounds; entertainment will include a sea lion show, hypnotist Travis Fox, Georgia-Carolina Clogging; Family Life exhibits include art, china painting, models, needlework, home crafts and youth photography.

Sixteen advance in latest Kids Count drawing
William Caudill, 5, and his grandmother, Susan Norvell, waited nervously to see whether William would make it to the next round in The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing for children 4-8, held Friday at Ashley Furniture Home Storesy.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Oct. 19-21. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

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

Around the block
Horsecreek Indian Heritage Association will give a presentation on local American Indian culture and history at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St., SW, Aiken, for grades one and up. Call 642-2022

Upcoming events
The Town and Country Club Meeting: 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. meeting; Thursday; the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; members are asked to bring homemade or purchased gifts, baked goods, crafts, floral arrangements, artwork and needlework; 649-9166

North Augusta volleyball team achieves a goal
It wasn't the state title, but the North Augusta Lady Yellow Jacket volleyball team achieved its goal for the season.

Library events
HORSECREEK PRESENTATION: 5 p.m. Thursday; local American Indian history and culture by the Horsecreek Indian Heritage Association; first grades and up

North Augusta fans show support for football team
The North Augusta Yellow Jacket faithful lined up along Georgia Avenue on Sunday afternoon to kick off homecoming week with the annual homecoming parade.

Recreation events
BROTHERS AND SISTERS MEETINGS: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; for boys and girls ages 5 to 18; programs offer tutoring, mentoring, cultural and recreational activities and field trips

Sixteen advance in latest Kids Count drawing
William Caudill, 5, and his grandmother, Susan Norvell, waited nervously to see whether William would make it to the next round in The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing for children 4-8, held Friday at Ashley Furniture Home Storesy.

Around the block
Horsecreek Indian Heritage Association will give a presentation on local American Indian culture and history at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St., SW, Aiken, for grades one and up. Call 642-2022

Theater productions take center stage at USC Aiken
A collegiate theater festival and a separate statewide theater convention make for one busy week at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Oct. 19-21. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Clinic touts benefits of its animal services
It takes less than five minutes to neuter a male cat. Neutering a dog or spaying a cat takes about 15 minutes. Spaying a dog generally takes from 20 minutes to one hour.

Lookaway Hall towers over North Augusta
North Augusta will celebrate its first 100 years as an incorporated community in 2006. Lookaway Hall, which was built around 1895, has been the focal point of the city for more than a century, though.

Upcoming events
The Town and Country Club Meeting: 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. meeting; Thursday; the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; members are asked to bring homemade or purchased gifts, baked goods, crafts, floral arrangements, artwork and needlework; 649-9166

Applause cover

Applause cover

Applause cover

Historical fantasy book among awards winners
NEW YORK - A historical fantasy set partly in Africa and a biography of the late feminist poet Audre Lorde were among the winners Tuesday night of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards, given annually to outstanding books by writers of African descent.

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA.

Historical fantasy book among awards winners
NEW YORK - A historical fantasy set partly in Africa and a biography of the late feminist poet Audre Lorde were among the winners Tuesday night of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards, given annually to outstanding books by writers of African descent.

Historical fantasy book among awards winners

Galleries calendar
GET LISTED: Send your gallery's exhibit schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA.

Galleries calendar

Mrs. Jane Clark (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. William Burke, Sr. (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

Gillick introduced as Phillies' new GM
PHILADELPHIA - Pat Gillick has turned losing teams into winners everywhere he's been. His job now is to build a champion from a team that hasn't been able to get over the top.

Gillick introduced as Phillies' new GM

Gillick introduced as Phillies' new GM
PHILADELPHIA - Pat Gillick has turned losing teams into winners everywhere he's been. His job now is to build a champion from a team that hasn't been able to get over the top.

Commercial center gets new look, life after rehab
When Connie Meriweather needed more space for her hair salon this year, she moved from Tobacco Road to Center South Commercial Park on Peach Orchard Road.

Earnings, oil news push stocks higher
NEW YORK - Stocks moved sharply higher Wednesday on strong earnings from Time Warner Inc. and declining oil prices. A big upswing in tech stocks sent the Nasdaq composite index up well over 1 percent.

Microsoft ventures into online services

Commercial center gets new look, life after rehab
When Connie Meriweather needed more space for her hair salon this year, she moved from Tobacco Road to Center South Commercial Park on Peach Orchard Road.

Oil futures slip as mild weather curbs deman

Oil futures slip as mild weather curbs deman
SINGAPORE - Crude oil prices slipped on Wednesday, edging further below $60 a barrel as mild weather in the northeastern United States curbed demand for heating oil.

PCS hunts profit via purity
Augusta's PCS Nitrogen will be manufacturing a one-of-a-kind project once it caps off its $20 million plant expansion next year.

More rate increases expected by the Fed
WASHINGTON - The star actor may be about to depart, but his understudy at the Federal Reserve is expected to keep following the same script - gradually increasing interest rates to make sure inflation does not get out of control.

Interest rate is boosted by Fed

Survivors labor to settle claims
NEW ORLEANS - After evacuating around the country, survivors of hurricanes Katrina and Rita are on a new journey to prove their losses to insurance companies so they can repair tattered lives.

Stabbing kills son of official

Expect travel restrictions if superflu hits
WASHINGTON - Sustained person-to-person spread of the bird flu or any other superflu strain anywhere in the world could prompt the United States to implement travel restrictions or other steps to block a brewing pandemic, according to a federal plan released Wednesday.

More rate increases expected by the Fed
WASHINGTON - The star actor may be about to depart, but his understudy at the Federal Reserve is expected to keep following the same script - gradually increasing interest rates to make sure inflation does not get out of control.

Tax-cut blundering spells doom

Microsoft ventures into online services
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced online enhancements to its Windows operating system and other popular software programs, hoping to defuse a growing threat from Google Inc. and other fast-moving challengers.

Fed boosts key interest rate again

Convention business struggles in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - If anything demonstrates the post-Hurricane Katrina challenge in getting New Orleans' multibillion-dollar convention business going again, it's the dilemma faced by the Bourbon House seafood restaurant in the French Quarter.

Interest rate is boosted by Fed
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, still concerned about inflation, raised a key interest rate Tuesday to the highest level in more than four years and signaled more increases are likely.

Rate commission approves 2-cent postage rate increase

Fed boosts key interest rate again
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, still concerned about inflation, raised a key interest rate on Tuesday to the highest level in more than four years and signaled more increases are likely.

Expect travel restrictions if superflu hits
WASHINGTON - Sustained person-to-person spread of the bird flu or any other superflu strain anywhere in the world could prompt the United States to implement travel restrictions or other steps to block a brewing pandemic, according to a federal plan released Wednesday.

Oil futures slip as mild weather curbs deman
SINGAPORE - Crude oil prices slipped on Wednesday, edging further below $60 a barrel as mild weather in the northeastern United States curbed demand for heating oil.

Convention business struggles in New Orleans

Earnings, oil news push stocks higher
NEW YORK - Stocks moved sharply higher Wednesday on strong earnings from Time Warner Inc. and declining oil prices. A big upswing in tech stocks sent the Nasdaq composite index up well over 1 percent.

Earnings, oil news push stocks higher

More rate increases expected by the Fed

Commercial center gets new look, life after rehab

Japan's Bridgestone reports strong profit growth

Survivors labor to settle claims

Expect travel restrictions if superflu hits

Fed boosts key interest rate again
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, still concerned about inflation, raised a key interest rate on Tuesday to the highest level in more than four years and signaled more increases are likely.

Survivors labor to settle claims
NEW ORLEANS - After evacuating around the country, survivors of hurricanes Katrina and Rita are on a new journey to prove their losses to insurance companies so they can repair tattered lives.

Microsoft ventures into online services
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced online enhancements to its Windows operating system and other popular software programs, hoping to defuse a growing threat from Google Inc. and other fast-moving challengers.

Japan's Bridgestone reports strong profit growth
TOKYO - Bridgestone Corp., which last month settled its tire-recall dispute with Ford Motor Co., said Wednesday that its group net profit for the first nine months of the year nearly doubled, and raised its full-year earnings projection.

PCS hunts profit via purity
Augusta's PCS Nitrogen will be manufacturing a one-of-a-kind project once it caps off its $20 million plant expansion next year.

Interest rate is boosted by Fed
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, still concerned about inflation, raised a key interest rate Tuesday to the highest level in more than four years and signaled more increases are likely.

Convention business struggles in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - If anything demonstrates the post-Hurricane Katrina challenge in getting New Orleans' multibillion-dollar convention business going again, it's the dilemma faced by the Bourbon House seafood restaurant in the French Quarter.

Rate commission approves 2-cent postage rate increase
WASHINGTON - A 2-cent boost in the price of a postage stamp was approved Tuesday by the independent Postal Rate Commission.

Rate commission approves 2-cent postage rate increase
WASHINGTON - A 2-cent boost in the price of a postage stamp was approved Tuesday by the independent Postal Rate Commission.

PCS hunts profit via purity

Japan's Bridgestone reports strong profit growth
TOKYO - Bridgestone Corp., which last month settled its tire-recall dispute with Ford Motor Co., said Wednesday that its group net profit for the first nine months of the year nearly doubled, and raised its full-year earnings projection.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 3, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 2, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 2, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 3, 2005.

Clemson QB might not start vs. Duke

Clemson QB might not start vs. Duke
CLEMSON, S.C. - Charlie Whitehurst's sore throwing shoulder could end his 37-game streak as Clemson's starting quarterback.

Clemson QB might not start vs. Duke
CLEMSON, S.C. - Charlie Whitehurst's sore throwing shoulder could end his 37-game streak as Clemson's starting quarterback.

Strong still has Bulldogs' number
Reviewing and previewing college football

Mr. Charles R. Sprowls (EVANS, Ga.)

Strong still has Bulldogs' number

Alabama's defenders still not content
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama's defense has allowed one touchdown and 19 points in the past four games.

Alabama's defenders still not content
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama's defense has allowed one touchdown and 19 points in the past four games.

Alabama's defenders still not content

Mrs. Connie Steed Thornton (JACKSON, S.C.)

Strong still has Bulldogs' number
Reviewing and previewing college football

Morris out for Kentucky exhibition opener

Noise rule change linked to dragway

The best hope for change
She didn't have the name recognition - until now. She doesn't have the most money - by far. And maybe, as a relative political newcomer and a dark horse candidate, she wasn't the most facile choice.

The best hope for change
She didn't have the name recognition - until now. She doesn't have the most money - by far. And maybe, as a relative political newcomer and a dark horse candidate, she wasn't the most facile choice.

Pure divisiveness

The best hope for change

Lecturing the wrong people
British newspapers report that one reason Prince Charles and his new wife, Camilla, are visiting America is so he can persuade President Bush and, hopefully, the rest of the United States to be more tolerant of Muslims.

Pure divisiveness
If Democrats truly wanted to get to the bottom of the intelligence problems on the eve of the Iraq war, they could have simply worked with Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan.

Lecturing the wrong people
British newspapers report that one reason Prince Charles and his new wife, Camilla, are visiting America is so he can persuade President Bush and, hopefully, the rest of the United States to be more tolerant of Muslims.

Lecturing the wrong people

Rearden for Augusta Commission

Rearden for Augusta Commission
Roy Rearden once made campaign signs for Dwight D. Eisenhower. He's been dutifully supporting other candidates ever since.

Rearden for Augusta Commission
Roy Rearden once made campaign signs for Dwight D. Eisenhower. He's been dutifully supporting other candidates ever since.

Pure divisiveness
If Democrats truly wanted to get to the bottom of the intelligence problems on the eve of the Iraq war, they could have simply worked with Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan.

Baldwin accuses ex-wife of turning daughter against him
LOS ANGELES - Alec Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Basinger traded personal jabs through their lawyers, with each claiming amid a custody dispute that the other has serious emotional problems.

Calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Rubio is People en Espanol's 'Star of the Year'
NEW YORK - Paulina Rubio, already known as "the golden girl," has been named "Star of the Year" by People en Espanol.

Spotted
Timmy Lee portrays comedian Dave Chappelle's Tyrone at Modjeska's Boogeyman's Ball Part II.

Spotted
Timmy Lee portrays comedian Dave Chappelle's Tyrone at Modjeska's Boogeyman's Ball Part II.

Club calendar
Ready for a night out? Here are some entertainment and drink specials at Augusta and Aiken area nightclubs:

Rubio is People en Espanol's 'Star of the Year'
NEW YORK - Paulina Rubio, already known as "the golden girl," has been named "Star of the Year" by People en Espanol.

'Vue nightclub provides Surrey Center with another angle on professionalism
Coconuts nightclub has long been absent from the Surrey Center landscape. Vue will rise in its place, and it's touted to be one of Augusta's poshest nightspots.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Tom Cruise, Teri Hatcher and Kanye West are among the names on Barbara Walters' list of the 10 most fascinating people of 2005.

Latest arcade offerings come with more flair, variety
It's amazing how far Pong has come. The latest tennis games are, after all, just the latest iterations of that noteworthy early 1970s arcade game, but with more flair.

What's For Lunch: Cutie Pies
Cutie Pes ADDRESS: 4274 Washington Road, Evans

What's For Lunch: Cutie Pies
Cutie Pes ADDRESS: 4274 Washington Road, Evans

The top five
The top five entertainment list.

People in the News
LONDON - Jerry Hall has withdrawn from the cast of the West End musical "High Society," saying she is suffering from the energy-sapping illness glandular fever.

Club calendar
Ready for a night out? Here are some entertainment and drink specials at Augusta and Aiken area nightclubs:

Columbia County gets fair festivities off ground
The twirling lights of the carnival midway will light up Columbia County skies beginning tonight with the opening of the annual Columbia County Fair.

The top five
The top five entertainment list.

People in the News
LONDON - Jerry Hall has withdrawn from the cast of the West End musical "High Society," saying she is suffering from the energy-sapping illness glandular fever.

Baldwin accuses ex-wife of turning daughter against him
LOS ANGELES - Alec Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Basinger traded personal jabs through their lawyers, with each claiming amid a custody dispute that the other has serious emotional problems.

Latest arcade offerings come with more flair, variety
It's amazing how far Pong has come. The latest tennis games are, after all, just the latest iterations of that noteworthy early 1970s arcade game, but with more flair.

Calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augusta chronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

Simple 'Unmasked' stays true to trusty Scooby-Doo formula
Those meddling kids are back to solve another mystery in the third Scooby-Doo game for PlayStation 2.

'Vue nightclub provides Surrey Center with another angle on professionalism
Coconuts nightclub has long been absent from the Surrey Center landscape. Vue will rise in its place, and it's touted to be one of Augusta's poshest nightspots.

Columbia County gets fair festivities off ground
The twirling lights of the carnival midway will light up Columbia County skies beginning tonight with the opening of the annual Columbia County Fair.

Simple 'Unmasked' stays true to trusty Scooby-Doo formula
Those meddling kids are back to solve another mystery in the third Scooby-Doo game for PlayStation 2.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Tom Cruise, Teri Hatcher and Kanye West are among the names on Barbara Walters' list of the 10 most fascinating people of 2005.

Final recommendations for rewriting tax laws delivered
WASHINGTON - Chosen to find a simpler way to tax the nation, a presidential panel is set to recommend two designs that would rewrite virtually every tax law for individuals and businesses.

Retirement account gives workers a new option
WASHINGTON - Employees next year could be offered the opportunity to stash away some of their retirement savings in a new type of account that may reduce their taxes in the long-run.

New 30-year bond will debut on Feb. 9

Final recommendations for rewriting tax laws delivered

Retirement account gives workers a new option

Editorial clearly trashed seniors

New 30-year bond will debut on Feb. 9
WASHINGTON - The new 30-year bond will debut on Feb. 9, helping the U.S. Treasury to raise an estimated record $171 billion during the January-March quarter, the government announced Wednesday.

Final recommendations for rewriting tax laws delivered
WASHINGTON - Chosen to find a simpler way to tax the nation, a presidential panel is set to recommend two designs that would rewrite virtually every tax law for individuals and businesses.

Retirement account gives workers a new option
WASHINGTON - Employees next year could be offered the opportunity to stash away some of their retirement savings in a new type of account that may reduce their taxes in the long-run.

New 30-year bond will debut on Feb. 9
WASHINGTON - The new 30-year bond will debut on Feb. 9, helping the U.S. Treasury to raise an estimated record $171 billion during the January-March quarter, the government announced Wednesday.

Small bites
NEW YORK - The exalted judges of fine European cuisine have been working undercover on this side of the Atlantic, and the results of their secret investigations are being revealed in the debut edition of the "Michelin Guide New York City," due out Nov. 1.

Pumpkin bisque stirs up the spirit of the season
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Pumpkins are like the mascots of autumn. "Dressed" in orange-toned uniforms of varying shapes and sizes, their arrival at stores, farm stands and front porches evokes the spirit of the season, year after year.

Low-fat Burgundy beef and vegetable stew recipe
This Burgundy beef and vegetable stew is a version of a classic, nourishing dish with a long history of feeding and warming diners. If you've always imagined that it must be loaded with fat and calories to correspond to its rich taste, take a closer look at the nutrition analysis of this recipe - which is interestingly low in fat.

Stuffed pork with a Middle Eastern flavor

Chicken dish is very quick
A crunchy, nutty coating gives this chicken dish an interesting bite. It also suggests the cook has been toiling away in the kitchen fixing a special-presentation number, which is put on the table with a stylish salsa.

The latest vegetarian cookbooks
CONCORD, N.H. - Vegetarian cookbooks seem to come in dribs and drabs.

Apple-almond squares are a versatile treat
This recipe makes a great standby cake to cut up into handy squares, but its taste will ensure it isn't eaten only out of need or convenience.

Chicken dish is very quick
A crunchy, nutty coating gives this chicken dish an interesting bite. It also suggests the cook has been toiling away in the kitchen fixing a special-presentation number, which is put on the table with a stylish salsa.

Apple-almond squares are a versatile treat
This recipe makes a great standby cake to cut up into handy squares, but its taste will ensure it isn't eaten only out of need or convenience.

Stuffed pork with a Middle Eastern flavor
It's always fun to set something a bit out of the ordinary on the table for dinner, whether it's for guests or whether it's a family meal.

Small bites
NEW YORK - The exalted judges of fine European cuisine have been working undercover on this side of the Atlantic, and the results of their secret investigations are being revealed in the debut edition of the "Michelin Guide New York City," due out Nov. 1.

The latest vegetarian cookbooks

Low-fat Burgundy beef and vegetable stew recipe
This Burgundy beef and vegetable stew is a version of a classic, nourishing dish with a long history of feeding and warming diners. If you've always imagined that it must be loaded with fat and calories to correspond to its rich taste, take a closer look at the nutrition analysis of this recipe - which is interestingly low in fat.

Small bites

Pumpkin bisque stirs up the spirit of the season
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Pumpkins are like the mascots of autumn. "Dressed" in orange-toned uniforms of varying shapes and sizes, their arrival at stores, farm stands and front porches evokes the spirit of the season, year after year.

Chicken dish is very quick

Apple-almond squares are a versatile treat

Low-fat Burgundy beef and vegetable stew recipe

Stuffed pork with a Middle Eastern flavor
It's always fun to set something a bit out of the ordinary on the table for dinner, whether it's for guests or whether it's a family meal.

Pumpkin bisque stirs up the spirit of the season

The latest vegetarian cookbooks
CONCORD, N.H. - Vegetarian cookbooks seem to come in dribs and drabs.

Ga. Tech close to bowl consideration
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has one of the nation's longest bowl streaks. OK, so some of those games don't exist anymore - anyone remember the Seattle Bowl? - but it's still a source of pride to the Yellow Jackets.

Ga. Tech close to bowl consideration
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has one of the nation's longest bowl streaks. OK, so some of those games don't exist anymore - anyone remember the Seattle Bowl? - but it's still a source of pride to the Yellow Jackets.

Ga. Tech close to bowl consideration

PGA Tour presents Cup plans
ATLANTA - Citing the need to clearly define the season and boost interest toward the end of the year to compete with other sports, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem laid out plans Wednesday for a points system to be installed in 2007.

Upcoming Events

SFB Classic has different feel after Katrina
MADISON, Miss. - The Southern Farm Bureau Classic has a different feel this year.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

SFB Classic has different feel after Katrina
MADISON, Miss. - The Southern Farm Bureau Classic has a different feel this year.

Belle Meade sparkles again
THOMSON - At first glance, it appears to be a classic contradiction: Belle Meade Country Club added 130 yards to its semiprivate golf course during a renovation, yet the course plays easier.

PGA Tour presents Cup plans
ATLANTA - Citing the need to clearly define the season and boost interest toward the end of the year to compete with other sports, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem laid out plans Wednesday for a points system to be installed in 2007.

SFB Classic has different feel after Katrina

Belle Meade sparkles again
THOMSON - At first glance, it appears to be a classic contradiction: Belle Meade Country Club added 130 yards to its semiprivate golf course during a renovation, yet the course plays easier.

PGA Tour presents Cup plans

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

Belle Meade sparkles again

Bringing back a rivalry

Mrs. Betty Watkins (HARLEM, Ga.)

Don't look for repeat of 1989

Don't look for repeat of 1989
The last time Thomson and Washington County played, the final score was 69-0 in favor of the boys that call the Brickyard their home. Don't look anything remotely similar in the predictions part of your sports section on Friday.

Don't look for repeat of 1989
The last time Thomson and Washington County played, the final score was 69-0 in favor of the boys that call the Brickyard their home. Don't look anything remotely similar in the predictions part of your sports section on Friday.

Bringing back a rivalry
AIKEN - Dan Pippin doesn't know the particulars of South Aiken's losing streak against Aiken in football.

Bringing back a rivalry
AIKEN - Dan Pippin doesn't know the particulars of South Aiken's losing streak against Aiken in football.

Spaghetti soup has flavor of regular pasta
Comfort food often means long and labor-intensive kitchen sessions, but it doesn't have to.

Spaghetti soup has flavor of regular pasta
Comfort food often means long and labor-intensive kitchen sessions, but it doesn't have to.

Spaghetti soup has flavor of regular pasta

Blocker-Adams is clear choice
For the first time in decades, Augusta has a plethora of qualified candidates for the position of mayor of our city.James W. Clark, D.D.S., Augusta

Editorial clearly trashed seniors
I read your Oct. 22 editorial "Bad idea on trash" with great dismay. Not only did you libel senior citizens, but you also left the impression that all citizens in the county are paying for the services that they now receive.Linda Burris, Augusta

Students learn outside of class, too

Calendar, funding should be local decisions, board says

Copenhaver ensures bright future
I have known Deke Copen-haver for 15 years. In that time, I have become impressed with his uncanny ability to work with people from all across Augusta and achieve great things.Amy D. Simons, Augusta

Copenhaver can lead as mayor

Butler sets a 'good example'
First, I will freely admit that I am very involved in John Butler's campaign for the District 3 Commission seat. And I live in Columbia County. Marty Koger, Evans

Copenhaver can lead as mayor
I have visited friends and family in other cities over the years, and have come to realize that Augusta is a city full of assets that other cities can only dream of.Braye Boardman, Augusta

Students learn outside of class, too
Michael Ryan's Oct. 23 column regarding Columbia County schools' absentee policy, "Logic takes an un-excused absence," was absolutely right on.Debbie van Tuyll, Martinez

Make Boyles Augusta's next mayor
Tommy Boyles is by far the best candidate we have for mayor of Augusta. He has the best record, the best ideas for moving us forward and a superior knowledge of the position.Carl Walker, Augusta

Augusta needs Blocker-Adams
I am not a voting member of Augusta but I surely know Augusta, have family in Augusta, shop Augusta, work in Augusta and love Augusta. ...Connie Shackelford, Martinez

Augusta needs Blocker-Adams
I am not a voting member of Augusta but I surely know Augusta, have family in Augusta, shop Augusta, work in Augusta and love Augusta. ...Connie Shackelford, Martinez

Tax-cut blundering spells doom
Last spring, our Republican Congress passed a budget and tax blueprint calling for three major changes: $35 billion in cuts to vital national services; $70 billion in new tax cuts to the wealthiest 2 percent in this country; and an additional $35 billion tacked onto the federal deficit.Dan M. Thompson, Augusta

Augusta needs Blocker-Adams

Copenhaver can lead as mayor
I have visited friends and family in other cities over the years, and have come to realize that Augusta is a city full of assets that other cities can only dream of.Braye Boardman, Augusta

Copenhaver ensures bright future

Butler sets a 'good example'
First, I will freely admit that I am very involved in John Butler's campaign for the District 3 Commission seat. And I live in Columbia County. Marty Koger, Evans

Butler sets a 'good example'

Make Boyles Augusta's next mayor

Blocker-Adams is clear choice
For the first time in decades, Augusta has a plethora of qualified candidates for the position of mayor of our city.James W. Clark, D.D.S., Augusta

Tax-cut blundering spells doom
Last spring, our Republican Congress passed a budget and tax blueprint calling for three major changes: $35 billion in cuts to vital national services; $70 billion in new tax cuts to the wealthiest 2 percent in this country; and an additional $35 billion tacked onto the federal deficit.Dan M. Thompson, Augusta

Blocker-Adams is clear choice

Students learn outside of class, too
Michael Ryan's Oct. 23 column regarding Columbia County schools' absentee policy, "Logic takes an un-excused absence," was absolutely right on.Debbie van Tuyll, Martinez

Copenhaver can lead as mayor
I have visited friends and family in other cities over the years, and have come to realize that Augusta is a city full of assets that other cities can only dream of.Braye Boardman, Augusta

Make Boyles Augusta's next mayor
Tommy Boyles is by far the best candidate we have for mayor of Augusta. He has the best record, the best ideas for moving us forward and a superior knowledge of the position.Carl Walker, Augusta

Editorial clearly trashed seniors
I read your Oct. 22 editorial "Bad idea on trash" with great dismay. Not only did you libel senior citizens, but you also left the impression that all citizens in the county are paying for the services that they now receive.Linda Burris, Augusta

China orders more bird flu vaccine research

Study: Mice sing in the presence of potential mates

Recommended dates for sending holiday mail

Bush outlines strategy to prepare for flu pandemic

New BlackBerry more grippable, screen dazzles

Nanotechnology in cancer treatment looks promising

Some experts question milk recommendation

Study: shortness of breath may be sign of heart disease

Barriers falling for HIV-positive patients seeking transplants

Living briefs

Study: Mice sing in the presence of potential mates
ST. LOUIS - Songbirds may be the Sinatras of the animal world, but male mice can carry a tune too, say Washington University researchers who were surprised by what they heard.

Some experts question milk recommendation
ATLANTA - Americans should drink three cups of milk a day, the government says. Kiesha Diggs ignores that advice.

Nanotechnology in cancer treatment looks promising
PARIS - Experiments on mice have shown promise for the future of nanotechnology in treating cancer - research that could bring doctors a step closer to using the technology to release cancer-killing drugs inside tumors while leaving the rest of the body unscathed.

Study: shortness of breath may be sign of heart disease
NEW YORK - One simple question - Do you have trouble breathing? - may reveal as much about someone's risk of dying as the most relied-upon sign, chest pain.

Recommended dates for sending holiday mail
WASHINGTON - With Halloween over many folks are beginning to concentrate on their holiday shopping. If gifts are being mailed overseas or to military personnel, the time to mail may come soon.

Bush outlines strategy to prepare for flu pandemic
WASHINGTON - President Bush outlined a $7.1 billion strategy Tuesday to prepare for the danger of a pandemic influenza outbreak, saying he wanted to stockpile enough vaccine to protect 20 million Americans against the current strain of bird flu.

Recommended dates for sending holiday mail
WASHINGTON - With Halloween over many folks are beginning to concentrate on their holiday shopping. If gifts are being mailed overseas or to military personnel, the time to mail may come soon.

Some experts question milk recommendation
ATLANTA - Americans should drink three cups of milk a day, the government says. Kiesha Diggs ignores that advice.

Bush outlines strategy to prepare for flu pandemic
WASHINGTON - President Bush outlined a $7.1 billion strategy Tuesday to prepare for the danger of a pandemic influenza outbreak, saying he wanted to stockpile enough vaccine to protect 20 million Americans against the current strain of bird flu.

New BlackBerry more grippable, screen dazzles
NEW YORK - There are, by now, a slew of BlackBerry-like cell phones with typewriter keyboards for mobile e-mail. But none, including Palm Inc.'s popular Treo, has yet mustered a following that resembles the malady affectionately known as "CrackBerry" addiction.

Nanotechnology in cancer treatment looks promising
PARIS - Experiments on mice have shown promise for the future of nanotechnology in treating cancer - research that could bring doctors a step closer to using the technology to release cancer-killing drugs inside tumors while leaving the rest of the body unscathed.

Study: shortness of breath may be sign of heart disease
NEW YORK - One simple question - Do you have trouble breathing? - may reveal as much about someone's risk of dying as the most relied-upon sign, chest pain.

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

China orders more bird flu vaccine research
BEIJING - China ordered tighter monitoring for bird flu and more aggressive vaccine research Wednesday while a U.S. envoy urged caution in banning poultry imports, saying excessive steps could discourage nations from reporting outbreaks.

Barriers falling for HIV-positive patients seeking transplants
Buoyed by a legislative victory in California and a court ruling in Arizona, advocacy groups say they are making significant headway in efforts to ensure that HIV-positive people have the same access as other patients to kidney and liver transplants.

Barriers falling for HIV-positive patients seeking transplants
Buoyed by a legislative victory in California and a court ruling in Arizona, advocacy groups say they are making significant headway in efforts to ensure that HIV-positive people have the same access as other patients to kidney and liver transplants.

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

China orders more bird flu vaccine research
BEIJING - China ordered tighter monitoring for bird flu and more aggressive vaccine research Wednesday while a U.S. envoy urged caution in banning poultry imports, saying excessive steps could discourage nations from reporting outbreaks.

Study: Mice sing in the presence of potential mates
ST. LOUIS - Songbirds may be the Sinatras of the animal world, but male mice can carry a tune too, say Washington University researchers who were surprised by what they heard.

New BlackBerry more grippable, screen dazzles
NEW YORK - There are, by now, a slew of BlackBerry-like cell phones with typewriter keyboards for mobile e-mail. But none, including Palm Inc.'s popular Treo, has yet mustered a following that resembles the malady affectionately known as "CrackBerry" addiction.

Augusta's Riddle gets call-up

Lynx goalies passed test
Augusta Lynx defenseman Martin Lapointe remembers his first ECHL game back in 1999.

Lynx goalies passed test
Augusta Lynx defenseman Martin Lapointe remembers his first ECHL game back in 1999.

Augusta's Riddle gets call-up
The Augusta Lynx have no official affiliation with any American Hockey League teams, but Tuesday, they lost their second player in less than a week to a call-up.

Augusta's Riddle gets call-up
The Augusta Lynx have no official affiliation with any American Hockey League teams, but Tuesday, they lost their second player in less than a week to a call-up.

Mr. Willie Williams (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Lynx goalies passed test

Georgia gas tax to temporarily rise 2 cents
ATLANTA - The sales tax on gasoline in Georgia will increase temporarily by 2 cents per gallon beginning Dec. 1 in a delayed reaction to the price spikes which followed Hurricane Katrina.

Children celebrate America, show patriotism

Student stabbed while on bus

Hospital CEO will join rival
The CEO of St. Joseph Hospital said Tuesday he will be joining a rival Augusta health care organization as St. Joseph moves forward on its sale.

Leaders vote to give raise to firefighters
Augusta firefighters took a different route to get a raise, but their 4 percent increases will arrive on the scene at the same time those of Richmond County sheriff's officers do.

Water main accidentally damaged
A water main was accidentally damaged by a contractor this morning in Amhe rst subdivision off Columbia Road in Columbia County, according to Pam Tucker, the countys emergency services director.

Outdoor burning issue heats up
If Hollis Key had his way, there would be no more outdoor burning in the yards of those who live in small, congested neighborhoods.

Bond set in child solicitation case
A judge has set bond for a Jackson man who is accused by authorities of soliciting sex from a girl on the Internet, officials said this afternoon.

Across the area

Leaders vote to give raise to firefighters
Augusta firefighters took a different route to get a raise, but their 4 percent increases will arrive on the scene at the same time those of Richmond County sheriff's officers do.

Perdue will promote Georgia on trip to Israel
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue leaves Friday to head a trade mission to Israel to stress Georgia's strengths in high technology and biotech.

Children celebrate America, show patriotism
Pupils from Richmond County's elementary, middle and high schools sang patriotic songs, performed early American dances and celebrated all things American on Tuesday night during, "Celebration of Patriotism: Proud to Be an American," at the Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel at Paine College.

Across South Carolina
HOLLY HILL - Four women have been charged with taking credits from someone else's food stamp account.

Director suspended after wreck
The Facilities Maintenance director for Burke County has been suspended without pay for three days while his employers try to determine what he was doing with a government pickup in a neighboring county when he had an alcohol-related wreck Thursday.

Stabbing kills son of official
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The son of an Oconee County commissioner was stabbed to death early Tuesday as he was making his way home after a night of Halloween festivities in downtown Milledgeville.

Stinky smell lingers
The foul odor emanating from a leaking abandoned oil tank will continue to linger around Augusta for a few days as they drain the tank, officials said Tuesday.

Speaker decries eminent domain

Motorists conserve fuel, help price drop
A decrease in consumer gasoline consumption and progress in returning oil refineries hurt by hurricanes to near-normal production levels have helped bring fuel prices in Georgia and South Carolina to levels not seen since midsummer.

Authorities investigate shooting
Richmond County authorities are investigating the shooting of a man who died early this morning, officials said.

'Tis the season for fraud cases
Stores have started to pull out Christmas items, which means there's more opportunity for thieves to pull credit cards and checks from purses and cars, officials say.

Leaders vote to give raise to firefighters

Jail wing could soon be emergency center
AIKEN - In the back of the old Aiken County jail, 18 empty, filthy cells are being used for storage.

Kid of the Day
Kaitlin Upson is today's Kid of the Day.

Speaker decries eminent domain
It's too late for Paul McCorkle. Almost 10 years ago, the Thomson businessman lost access to his property when the government intervened on behalf of a car dealer and forced him to turn over the land.

Hospital CEO will join rival
The CEO of St. Joseph Hospital said Tuesday he will be joining a rival Augusta health care organization as St. Joseph moves forward on its sale.

Groups say plan is a risk to river
Environmental groups and wildlife organizations want a federal agency to reconsider a plan that they contend would preserve water levels in the Augusta Canal at the expense of the Savannah River shoals.

Stinky smell lingers
The foul odor emanating from a leaking abandoned oil tank will continue to linger around Augusta for a few days as they drain the tank, officials said Tuesday.

Noise rule change linked to dragway
A proposal to change the city's noise ordinance to allow a drag-racing track to operate in Richmond County caused a lot of noise on the Augusta Commission on Tuesday.

Early 'snow days' must be made up
Teachers who thought they had two free days off this year might want to think again, as local school officials decide how to recoup the lost time from early "snow days."

Educators endorse Hasan for open seat
Deraina Sanders threw her support behind school board candidate A.K. Hasan, explaining that, as an educator, she feels he will do the most to further education.

Internet chat leads to soliciting charge
AIKEN - A 55-year-old Jackson man was arrested this week and charged with soliciting sex from a minor over the Internet.

Calendar, funding should be local decisions, board says
Issues of the school calendar and a statewide sales tax to fund education, with the underlying theme of maintaining local control, dominated the discussion at a meeting Tuesday of the Columbia County school board and the area legislative delegation.

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

South Carolina launches revamped Web site
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The state has quietly launched an overhaul of its Web site that will make it easier for people to do business with the state - and for some to pay for new services online.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Perdue will promote Georgia on trip to Israel
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue leaves Friday to head a trade mission to Israel to stress Georgia's strengths in high technology and biotech.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Kaitlin Upson is today's Kid of the Day.

Shooting death of child ruled accidental

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

Groups say plan is a risk to river

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Motorists conserve fuel, help price drop

Across the area
Aiken County authorities confirmed Tuesday that a New York woman who was found dead Monday inside her horse trailer died of asphyxiation caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

News you can use

Across the region
ATLANTA - A woman accused of helping her husband kill their 8-year-old to rid her of a demon pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday.

Perdue will promote Georgia on trip to Israel

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
Aiken County authorities confirmed Tuesday that a New York woman who was found dead Monday inside her horse trailer died of asphyxiation caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Speaker decries eminent domain
It's too late for Paul McCorkle. Almost 10 years ago, the Thomson businessman lost access to his property when the government intervened on behalf of a car dealer and forced him to turn over the land.

Noise rule change linked to dragway
A proposal to change the city's noise ordinance to allow a drag-racing track to operate in Richmond County caused a lot of noise on the Augusta Commission on Tuesday.

'Tis the season for fraud cases
Stores have started to pull out Christmas items, which means there's more opportunity for thieves to pull credit cards and checks from purses and cars, officials say.

Calendar, funding should be local decisions, board says
Issues of the school calendar and a statewide sales tax to fund education, with the underlying theme of maintaining local control, dominated the discussion at a meeting Tuesday of the Columbia County school board and the area legislative delegation.

Motorists conserve fuel, help price drop
A decrease in consumer gasoline consumption and progress in returning oil refineries hurt by hurricanes to near-normal production levels have helped bring fuel prices in Georgia and South Carolina to levels not seen since midsummer.

Georgia gas tax to temporarily rise 2 cents
ATLANTA - The sales tax on gasoline in Georgia will increase temporarily by 2 cents per gallon beginning Dec. 1 in a delayed reaction to the price spikes which followed Hurricane Katrina.

Early 'snow days' must be made up

Rising costs create heavier laundry load
Jimmy Townsend hasn't raised prices on his coin-operated dryers for two decades.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area
Aiken authorities are looking for a man accused of trying to rob an Aiken gas station and beating the clerk with a metal pipe.

Outdoor burning issue heats up

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A woman accused of helping her husband kill their 8-year-old to rid her of a demon pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday.

News you can use

Correction
- Because of incorrect information provided to The Augusta Chronicle, an item about the Firefighter of the Year awards in Wednesday's editions incorrectly spelled the last name of one of the honorees, George Wayne Maddox.

Georgia gas tax to temporarily rise 2 cents

Impact of rules can harm property
ATLANTA - Florence Eberhart wants to make it clear she's not in a fight with anyone.

Correction

'Kinks' in supply delay flu shots
A temporary delay in the vaccine supply is halting some flu-shot clinics at Augusta-area health departments. Officials said they don't think that means there will be a shortage this year, however.

Internet chat leads to soliciting charge

Kid of the Day
Chelsea Gailliard is today's Kid of the Day.

Across the area

Rising costs create heavier laundry load
Jimmy Townsend hasn't raised prices on his coin-operated dryers for two decades.

'Kinks' in supply delay flu shots

'Tis the season for fraud cases

Across South Carolina

Jail wing could soon be emergency center

Kid of the Day

Gas taxes are about to go up
ATLANTA - As the recent prices at the pump bring some relief to drivers' pockets, the state is planning to temporarily increase the amount it collects in motor fuel taxes to the highest level in two years. But easing retail gasoline prices should make the tax increase barely noticeable to motorists.

Impact of rules can harm property

Former state Rep. Robin Williams jailed on theft charge
Former state Rep. Robin Williams turned himself in to Columbia County authorities this afternoon on a misdemeanor charge of theft by deception, Columbia County sheriffs Capt. Steve Morris said.

Across Georgia

S.C. prison escapees captured at motel
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Two inmates who escaped from a maximum-security prison were captured Thursday shortly after noon following a three-day manhunt, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.

Rising costs create heavier laundry load

Car collides with train at 6th Street

Gas taxes are about to go up

Kid of the Day

Across South Carolina
HOLLY HILL - Four women have been charged with taking credits from someone else's food stamp account.

Director suspended after wreck

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A woman accused of helping her husband kill their 8-year-old to rid her of a demon pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday.

Across the region

Across the area
Aiken authorities are looking for a man accused of trying to rob an Aiken gas station and beating the clerk with a metal pipe.

Hospital CEO will join rival

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Educators endorse Hasan for open seat

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

Stinky smell lingers

Kid of the Day
Chelsea Gailliard is today's Kid of the Day.

South Carolina launches revamped Web site

Stabbing kills son of official
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The son of an Oconee County commissioner was stabbed to death early Tuesday as he was making his way home after a night of Halloween festivities in downtown Milledgeville.

Across the area
Aiken County authorities confirmed Tuesday that a New York woman who was found dead Monday inside her horse trailer died of asphyxiation caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Impact of rules can harm property
ATLANTA - Florence Eberhart wants to make it clear she's not in a fight with anyone.

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

Gas taxes are about to go up
ATLANTA - As the recent prices at the pump bring some relief to drivers' pockets, the state is planning to temporarily increase the amount it collects in motor fuel taxes to the highest level in two years. But easing retail gasoline prices should make the tax increase barely noticeable to motorists.

Jail wing could soon be emergency center
AIKEN - In the back of the old Aiken County jail, 18 empty, filthy cells are being used for storage.

Correction
- Because of incorrect information provided to The Augusta Chronicle, an item about the Firefighter of the Year awards in Wednesday's editions incorrectly spelled the last name of one of the honorees, George Wayne Maddox.

Groups say plan is a risk to river
Environmental groups and wildlife organizations want a federal agency to reconsider a plan that they contend would preserve water levels in the Augusta Canal at the expense of the Savannah River shoals.

Director suspended after wreck
The Facilities Maintenance director for Burke County has been suspended without pay for three days while his employers try to determine what he was doing with a government pickup in a neighboring county when he had an alcohol-related wreck Thursday.

Educators endorse Hasan for open seat
Deraina Sanders threw her support behind school board candidate A.K. Hasan, explaining that, as an educator, she feels he will do the most to further education.

Early 'snow days' must be made up
Teachers who thought they had two free days off this year might want to think again, as local school officials decide how to recoup the lost time from early "snow days."

South Carolina launches revamped Web site
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The state has quietly launched an overhaul of its Web site that will make it easier for people to do business with the state - and for some to pay for new services online.

Outdoor burning issue heats up
If Hollis Key had his way, there would be no more outdoor burning in the yards of those who live in small, congested neighborhoods.

Children celebrate America, show patriotism
Pupils from Richmond County's elementary, middle and high schools sang patriotic songs, performed early American dances and celebrated all things American on Tuesday night during, "Celebration of Patriotism: Proud to Be an American," at the Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel at Paine College.

Internet chat leads to soliciting charge
AIKEN - A 55-year-old Jackson man was arrested this week and charged with soliciting sex from a minor over the Internet.

'Kinks' in supply delay flu shots
A temporary delay in the vaccine supply is halting some flu-shot clinics at Augusta-area health departments. Officials said they don't think that means there will be a shortage this year, however.

Tour needs to add risk into mix of its rewards
ATLANTA - The words "Super Bowl" have been bandied about the golf course this week.

New era is in planning stage for PGA Tour
ATLANTA - Gentlemen, start your golf carts?

Tour needs to add risk into mix of its rewards
ATLANTA - The words "Super Bowl" have been bandied about the golf course this week.

New era is in planning stage for PGA Tour
ATLANTA - Gentlemen, start your golf carts?

Imaginative film 'Millions' manages to engage and entertain

Imaginative film 'Millions' manages to engage and entertain
A good-hearted family film seems a stretch for the director who fed his native Britain to zombies in 28 Days Later and made unlikely heroes out of unrepentant heroin addicts in Trainspotting.

'Chocolate Factory' is built on Burton's sweet imagination
Sometimes you don't know what you've got until it's gone, and sometimes you don't realize something has been missing until it returns.

Imaginative film 'Millions' manages to engage and entertain
A good-hearted family film seems a stretch for the director who fed his native Britain to zombies in 28 Days Later and made unlikely heroes out of unrepentant heroin addicts in Trainspotting.

New home-video releases
Here's a roundup of new releases in home DVD and video and a calendar of what's coming:

'Chocolate Factory' is built on Burton's sweet imagination
Sometimes you don't know what you've got until it's gone, and sometimes you don't realize something has been missing until it returns.

'Chocolate Factory' is built on Burton's sweet imagination

New home-video releases
Here's a roundup of new releases in home DVD and video and a calendar of what's coming:

New home-video releases

Robert Earl Keen shows he's a singer who can sing

Locals feel Charlie Daniels' influence
Many of the acts on the bill for Saturday's Rockin' Rib and Music Fest plan on playing under the influence.

Sonic Spotlight: Louis Stevenson
PLAYS: Pictured with a Hohner blues harmonica. He's also played guitar since he was 5.

The CDB strived to keep its music simple, smart and true
If Charlie Daniels has any advice for the musicians who mark him as an influence, it is this: Keep it simple and keep it true.

The CDB strived to keep its music simple, smart and true

Robert Earl Keen shows he's a singer who can sing
After experimenting with the tempos and textures of rock on his 2003 release Farm Fresh Onions, Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen has returned to his roots with the CD What I Really Mean.

Concert calendar
BRYAN KENNEDY AND FRIENDS: 8 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $15 advance, $20 day of show; songwriters Bryan and Gordon Kennedy and Wayne Kirkpatrick; 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com.

The CDB strived to keep its music simple, smart and true
If Charlie Daniels has any advice for the musicians who mark him as an influence, it is this: Keep it simple and keep it true.

Sonic Spotlight: Louis Stevenson
PLAYS: Pictured with a Hohner blues harmonica. He's also played guitar since he was 5.

Concert calendar

Locals feel Charlie Daniels' influence

Locals feel Charlie Daniels' influence
Many of the acts on the bill for Saturday's Rockin' Rib and Music Fest plan on playing under the influence.

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Concert calendar
BRYAN KENNEDY AND FRIENDS: 8 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $15 advance, $20 day of show; songwriters Bryan and Gordon Kennedy and Wayne Kirkpatrick; 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com.

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley (HARLEM, Ga.)

Sonic Spotlight: Louis Stevenson

Robert Earl Keen shows he's a singer who can sing
After experimenting with the tempos and textures of rock on his 2003 release Farm Fresh Onions, Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen has returned to his roots with the CD What I Really Mean.

Drivers outside top 10 are taking spotlight
HAMPTON, Ga. - NBC's cameras rarely focused on Jamie McMurray during Sunday's Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

New Car might hit the track next year

Racing Newsmaker: Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards won his third race of the season last Sunday to tie Tony Stewart's rookie record. More important, it inched him closer to Stewart in the Chase for the Championship standings.

Waltrip tells student-athletes the story of his faith
You can't have a testimony unless you've been tested, and NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip has sweated his fair share.

Racing Newsmaker: Carl Edwards

Waltrip tells student-athletes the story of his faith
You can't have a testimony unless you've been tested, and NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip has sweated his fair share.

New Car might hit the track next year
HAMPTON, Ga. - NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow took a big step toward reality Monday with a five-car test session at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Waltrip tells student-athletes the story of his faith

Drivers outside top 10 are taking spotlight

Drivers outside top 10 are taking spotlight
HAMPTON, Ga. - NBC's cameras rarely focused on Jamie McMurray during Sunday's Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Racing Newsmaker: Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards won his third race of the season last Sunday to tie Tony Stewart's rookie record. More important, it inched him closer to Stewart in the Chase for the Championship standings.

New Car might hit the track next year
HAMPTON, Ga. - NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow took a big step toward reality Monday with a five-car test session at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Autopsy shows Collier had enlarged heart
DECATUR, Ga. - Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier died from a sudden heart rhythm disturbance caused by an abnormally enlarged heart, an autopsy showed.

Autopsy shows Collier had enlarged heart

Autopsy shows Collier had enlarged heart
DECATUR, Ga. - Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier died from a sudden heart rhythm disturbance caused by an abnormally enlarged heart, an autopsy showed.

Morris out for Kentucky exhibition opener
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Randolph Morris, whose eligibility for this basketball season remains in question, definitely will not start in Kentucky' exhibition opener at home against Northern State, coach Tubby Smith said Tuesday.

Morris out for Kentucky exhibition opener
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Randolph Morris, whose eligibility for this basketball season remains in question, definitely will not start in Kentucky' exhibition opener at home against Northern State, coach Tubby Smith said Tuesday.

Falcons are hard to please now

Green returns to Warner as starting quarterback

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles R. Sprowls    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Evans, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Burtis Ray Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dawrence Ward, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Alan Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Swearingen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Lee Long, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommie Nichols    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daryl Leon Stone    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Makowski    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mr. Leon R. Norsworthy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Wardell Philpot, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. George "De" Lewis    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris M. Skidmore    (APPLING, Ga.)

Ms. Vijaya Simpkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles R. Sprowls    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary W. Parker    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Connie Steed Thornton    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Mears    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. John Beard Lyons, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Lansing Lee, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. George "De" Lewis    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon R. Norsworthy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary W. Parker    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Lee Scarboro    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Hill Ferguson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Grady Brown, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David J. Thomas, Sr.    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Swearingen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Smith Anderson    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. John Beard Lyons, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Vijaya Simpkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Burtis Ray Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lola Smith Anderson    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Wardell Philpot, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David J. Thomas, Sr.    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary W. Parker    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wardell Philpot, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommie Nichols    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ophelia Moore    (METTER, Ga.)

Mrs. Ophelia Moore    (METTER, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Makowski    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Mears    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Lundy    (NIAGRA, N.Y.)

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Livengood, Sr.    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Daniel Bundrage    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Lee Long, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Annie Lee Lowery    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Hall Jenkins    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Lee Long, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Queenie Dunaway    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John David Langley    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Josie V. Brower    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Connie Steed Thornton    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Doris M. Skidmore    (APPLING, Ga.)

Miss Annie Lee Lowery    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Wardell Philpot, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Johnson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Makowski    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Ms. Monica Harvey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Lee Long, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Hall Jenkins    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Dawrence Ward, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Edward Quinn    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Evans, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Clark    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. William Burke, Sr.    (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

Mrs. Queenie Dunaway    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Clark    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Nannie Dee Lawson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Bundrage    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. John David Langley    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Harry B. Cooper    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josie V. Brower    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Andrew Jared Bree    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Grady Brown, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Makowski    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Johnson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Monica Harvey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Lundy    (NIAGRA, N.Y.)

Mr. James Livengood, Sr.    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nannie Dee Lawson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Livengood, Sr.    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Harry B. Cooper    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Daryl Leon Stone    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Andrew Jared Bree    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Lee Long, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Lansing Lee, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Mears (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Queenie Dunaway (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Blackmon (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Around the block

Mr. John Beard Lyons, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Daniel Bundrage (SPARTA, Ga.)

Andrew Jared Bree (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Harry B. Cooper (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Lee Long, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lansing Lee, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.W. Dyson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Reunions

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Lee Scarboro (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Edward Quinn (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Melvin Young (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Livengood, Sr. (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Dawrence Ward, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Burtis Ray Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lunch menu

Mrs. Mary W. Parker (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Library events

Miss Annie Lee Lowery (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Evans, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Alan Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David J. Thomas, Sr. (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Rev. Grady Brown, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wardell Philpot, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Mr. Joseph Lundy (NIAGRA, N.Y.)

Lookaway Hall towers over North Augusta

Mr. Melvin Young (AIKEN, S.C.)

Recreation events

Mrs. Lola Smith Anderson (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommie Nichols (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Doris M. Skidmore (APPLING, Ga.)

Ms. Monica Harvey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josie V. Brower (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ophelia Moore (METTER, Ga.)

Mr. William Williams (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Swearingen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Across the river

Mr. Raymond Johnson (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Wardell Philpot, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Vijaya Simpkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary M. Hill Ferguson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nannie Dee Lawson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Events

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley (HARLEM, Ga.)

Upcoming events

Mr. Daryl Leon Stone (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Lee Long, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John David Langley (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Hall Jenkins (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. George "De" Lewis (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Makowski (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Area adult literacy sites

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Makowski (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Blake loses to Ljubicic at Paris Masters

Team event thrills riders

Tolbert, mare show no signs of slowing down

Local men aim for good finish at Florida race

Overtime

Roddick tops Dent to move on at Paris Masters

Roddick tops Dent to move on at Paris Masters
PARIS - Top-seeded Andy Roddick beat Taylor Dent 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-5 Wednesday to reach the third round of the Paris Masters.

Team event thrills riders
When Sayra de Troetsch competes in barrel races in her native Panama, crowds are sparse and competitions don't hold much revere.

Roddick tops Dent to move on at Paris Masters
PARIS - Top-seeded Andy Roddick beat Taylor Dent 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-5 Wednesday to reach the third round of the Paris Masters.

Local men aim for good finish at Florida race
Paul Kannady used to see triathlons and question who would want to subject themselves to that torture.

Blake loses to Ljubicic at Paris Masters
PARIS - James Blake lost to Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday in the second round of the Paris Masters.

Team event thrills riders
When Sayra de Troetsch competes in barrel races in her native Panama, crowds are sparse and competitions don't hold much revere.

Tolbert, mare show no signs of slowing down
Behind the mustache. Behind the cigarette. Behind it all. There's Chuck Tolbert, the rock star of barrel racing.

Local men aim for good finish at Florida race
Paul Kannady used to see triathlons and question who would want to subject themselves to that torture.

Overtime
Georgia's Gordon Ely-Kelso is one of the 10 semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award.

Overtime
Georgia's Gordon Ely-Kelso is one of the 10 semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award.

Tolbert, mare show no signs of slowing down
Behind the mustache. Behind the cigarette. Behind it all. There's Chuck Tolbert, the rock star of barrel racing.

Blake loses to Ljubicic at Paris Masters
PARIS - James Blake lost to Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 Tuesday in the second round of the Paris Masters.

Green returns to Warner as starting quarterback
TEMPE, Ariz. - Kurt Warner is a starter again. Warner will replace Josh McCown as starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Falcons are hard to please now
ATLANTA - It might finally be time for an NFL team to add an adjective to its nickname.

Falcons are hard to please now
ATLANTA - It might finally be time for an NFL team to add an adjective to its nickname.

Green returns to Warner as starting quarterback
TEMPE, Ariz. - Kurt Warner is a starter again. Warner will replace Josh McCown as starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Small-town girl becomes big country star

Small-town girl becomes big country star
Two years ago, Danielle Peck was just a girl from a small town in Ohio, waiting on tables in Nashville, Tenn., restaurants.

Small-town girl becomes big country star
Two years ago, Danielle Peck was just a girl from a small town in Ohio, waiting on tables in Nashville, Tenn., restaurants.

Davidson school's show focuses on dance, music
An annual event at John S. Davidson Fine Arts School receives a new twist this year.

'Stand-down' provides help for area's homeless veterans
Kathleen Scott believes the homeless need a hand up, not a hand out.

Crowning the winner
Joyce Lokey, the events coordinator for Windermere Health Center, crowns Eva Murray as one of the winners in the Mr. and Ms. Windermere Pageant.

Crowning the winner
Joyce Lokey, the events coordinator for Windermere Health Center, crowns Eva Murray as one of the winners in the Mr. and Ms. Windermere Pageant.

Sixteen advance in latest Kids Count drawing
William Caudill, 5, and his grandmother Susan Norvell waited nervously to see whether William would make it to the next round in The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing for children ages 4-8, held Friday at Ashley Furniture Home Stores.

Richmond County restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Events
THE ANNUAL WASHINGTON CONNECTIONS ART SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; on the square in Washington, Ga.; exhibits of art in a range of styles; sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Foundation for the Arts and Performing Arts; free admission and parking; (706) 318-8190

'Stand-down' provides help for area's homeless veterans
Kathleen Scott believes the homeless need a hand up, not a hand out.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

For the record
Sentencings, indictments, paroles, marriage licenses and divorces.

Hepzibah Lady Rebels claim championship
She has led the Hephzibah Middle School Lady Rebels to eight championships since 1989. Once again coach Anita Toney found her team dominating the win column, culminating the season by claiming the championship trophy with a 13-0 victory over Sego Middle School on Oct. 20.

Community Spotlight: Golden Harvest Food Bank
Golden Harvest Food Bank ADDRESS: 3310 Commerce Drive, Augusta, GA 30909

Hot line aids residents in burning yard debris
Since the ban on outdoor burning was lifted Oct. 1, the Georgia Forestry Commission has stayed busy issuing permits for residents to burn leaves, pine straw and limbs.

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Reunions
GLENN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL 1983: Seeking classmates for 22-year reunion Saturday, Dec. 24; contact Timothy Allen at 798-0766

Foxhall's quiet seclusion is attraction to residents
Foxhall is a quiet community situated close to the bustling shopping centers scattered throughout west Augusta.

Across the river
INVITATIONAL CARRIAGE DRIVE: 10 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday; begins and ends at Winthrop Field on Mead Avenue, Aiken; drive includes a Victorian-era tea stop at Let's Pretend, 312 Horry St.; horses and carriages will be announced at Laurens Street; (803) 644-3547

Marines honor fallen comrades with round-the-clock
Lance Cpl. Ronaldo Navarro was a little out of breath as he finished his three-mile lap around Fort Gordon's Barton Field.

Around the block
The Georgia-Carolina State Fair will continue through Sunday at the Hale Street Fairgrounds, 301 Hale St.

Reunions
GLENN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL 1983: Seeking classmates for 22-year reunion Saturday, Dec. 24; contact Timothy Allen at 798-0766

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Ryan Wehmeyer, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Hot line aids residents in burning yard debris
Since the ban on outdoor burning was lifted Oct. 1, the Georgia Forestry Commission has stayed busy issuing permits for residents to burn leaves, pine straw and limbs.

Marines honor fallen comrades with round-the-clock
Lance Cpl. Ronaldo Navarro was a little out of breath as he finished his three-mile lap around Fort Gordon's Barton Field.

Upcoming events
GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Through Sunday; Hale Street Fairgrounds; entertainment includes sea-lion show, hypnotist Dr. Travis Fox, Georgia-Carolina Clogging; Family Life exhibits include art, China painting; models, needlework and homecrafts and youth photography; gate admission $5; an unlimited-rides pass $15; various admission specials; individual ride tickets available; children 5 and younger free; www.georgiacarolina statefair.com

Community Spotlight: Golden Harvest Food Bank
Golden Harvest Food Bank ADDRESS: 3310 Commerce Drive, Augusta, GA 30909

Around the block
The Georgia-Carolina State Fair will continue through Sunday at the Hale Street Fairgrounds, 301 Hale St.

Entertainment program receives many awards
Fort Gordon's entertainment program has received top honors in the past few weeks.

Recreation events
FORT DISCOVERY Seventh Street, 821-0200 COST: Free for members, $8 adults, $6 children, seniors and active military

Instructor says class gets youths off streets
Discipline, patience and self-control - these are virtues that Sgt. 1st Class Trussie Bristow says can be learned through tae kwon do.

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations:

School menu
School lunch menu for the week.

Upcoming events
GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Through Sunday; Hale Street Fairgrounds; entertainment includes sea-lion show, hypnotist Dr. Travis Fox, Georgia-Carolina Clogging; Family Life exhibits include art, China painting; models, needlework and homecrafts and youth photography; gate admission $5; an unlimited-rides pass $15; various admission specials; individual ride tickets available; children 5 and younger free; www.georgiacarolina statefair.com

Foxhall's quiet seclusion is attraction to residents
Foxhall is a quiet community situated close to the bustling shopping centers scattered throughout west Augusta.

Entertainment program receives many awards
Fort Gordon's entertainment program has received top honors in the past few weeks.

Meetings
AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

Sixteen advance in latest Kids Count drawing
William Caudill, 5, and his grandmother Susan Norvell waited nervously to see whether William would make it to the next round in The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing for children ages 4-8, held Friday at Ashley Furniture Home Stores.

Recycling centers
- To raise money to assist burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation has aluminum-can recycling trailers in the following locations:

Events
THE ANNUAL WASHINGTON CONNECTIONS ART SHOW AND SALE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; on the square in Washington, Ga.; exhibits of art in a range of styles; sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Foundation for the Arts and Performing Arts; free admission and parking; (706) 318-8190

Library events
BOOKMOBILE SATURDAY SERVICE: The Bookmobile will be available in the Target parking lot, 235 Robert C. Daniels Jr. Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 26 and Dec. 10. Services include registering for a library card, and checking out and returning books.

Davidson school's show focuses on dance, music
An annual event at John S. Davidson Fine Arts School receives a new twist this year.

School menu
School lunch menu for the week.

Across the river
INVITATIONAL CARRIAGE DRIVE: 10 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday; begins and ends at Winthrop Field on Mead Avenue, Aiken; drive includes a Victorian-era tea stop at Let's Pretend, 312 Horry St.; horses and carriages will be announced at Laurens Street; (803) 644-3547

Richmond County restaurant ratings
The following is a listing of restaurant ratings by the Richmond County Department of Environmental Health. Listed are the restaurant name, address, inspection date and the establishment's score (out of a perfect 100):

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Ryan Wehmeyer, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Georgia Farmers Market prices
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Library events
BOOKMOBILE SATURDAY SERVICE: The Bookmobile will be available in the Target parking lot, 235 Robert C. Daniels Jr. Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 26 and Dec. 10. Services include registering for a library card, and checking out and returning books.

Hepzibah Lady Rebels claim championship
She has led the Hephzibah Middle School Lady Rebels to eight championships since 1989. Once again coach Anita Toney found her team dominating the win column, culminating the season by claiming the championship trophy with a 13-0 victory over Sego Middle School on Oct. 20.

Georgia Farmers Market prices
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Recreation events
FORT DISCOVERY Seventh Street, 821-0200 COST: Free for members, $8 adults, $6 children, seniors and active military

Instructor says class gets youths off streets
Discipline, patience and self-control - these are virtues that Sgt. 1st Class Trussie Bristow says can be learned through tae kwon do.

Reunions

Library events

Richmond County restaurant ratings

Post Happenings

Marines honor fallen comrades with round-the-clock

School menu

Foxhall's quiet seclusion is attraction to residents

Instructor says class gets youths off streets

Crowning the winner

For the record

Meetings

Entertainment program receives many awards

Events

Across the river

Hepzibah Lady Rebels claim championship

Hot line aids residents in burning yard debris

Around the block

Upcoming events

Davidson school's show focuses on dance, music

Georgia Farmers Market prices

Sixteen advance in latest Kids Count drawing

Recreation events

'Stand-down' provides help for area's homeless veterans

Community Spotlight: Golden Harvest Food Bank

Recycling centers

Tour needs to add risk into mix of its rewards

New era is in planning stage for PGA Tour

Hollywood's dark movies have way of finding their own light

CNN's Aaron Brown is departing in shake-up
NEW YORK - Aaron Brown, once one of CNN's most prominent anchors, is leaving the network after a shakeup that gives his prime-time slot to rising star Anderson Cooper and expands it to two hours.

'Boondocks' comic strip to make TV premiere
LOS ANGELES - Aaron McGruder has been called a "genius" and "the angriest black man in America" as he skewered everything from the Bush White House to Black Entertainment Television.

'Boondocks' comic strip to make TV premiere

CNN's Aaron Brown is departing in shake-up
NEW YORK - Aaron Brown, once one of CNN's most prominent anchors, is leaving the network after a shakeup that gives his prime-time slot to rising star Anderson Cooper and expands it to two hours.

'Grey's Anatomy' passes key test
NEW YORK - ABC's sudsy "Grey's Anatomy" passed a big test in the ratings and is earning a big reward.

Fox special to answer letters to Santa Claus
NEW YORK - Thanks to the Fox network, some letters to Santa Claus are sure to be answered this year.

NBC launching new network for fans of crime stories
NEW YORK - NBC Universal said Wednesday it will start a new cable channel, Sleuth, to appeal to fans of mystery and crime shows.

NBC launching new network for fans of crime stories
NEW YORK - NBC Universal said Wednesday it will start a new cable channel, Sleuth, to appeal to fans of mystery and crime shows.

'Grey's Anatomy' passes key test

NBC launching new network for fans of crime stories

NBC Nightly News to be available for free on the Net
NEW YORK - NBC News said Monday said that it would begin making its "NBC Nightly News" broadcast available for free on the Internet starting next week.

Fox special to answer letters to Santa Claus

'Grey's Anatomy' passes key test
NEW YORK - ABC's sudsy "Grey's Anatomy" passed a big test in the ratings and is earning a big reward.

Fox special to answer letters to Santa Claus
NEW YORK - Thanks to the Fox network, some letters to Santa Claus are sure to be answered this year.

'Boondocks' comic strip to make TV premiere
LOS ANGELES - Aaron McGruder has been called a "genius" and "the angriest black man in America" as he skewered everything from the Bush White House to Black Entertainment Television.

NBC Nightly News to be available for free on the Net

CNN's Aaron Brown is departing in shake-up

NBC Nightly News to be available for free on the Net
NEW YORK - NBC News said Monday said that it would begin making its "NBC Nightly News" broadcast available for free on the Internet starting next week.

Club calendar

'Vue nightclub provides Surrey Center with another angle on professionalism

What's For Lunch: Cutie Pies

People in the News

Columbia County gets fair festivities off ground

The top five

Simple 'Unmasked' stays true to trusty Scooby-Doo formula

Baldwin accuses ex-wife of turning daughter against him

Latest arcade offerings come with more flair, variety

Mr. Leon R. Norsworthy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

People in the News

Spotted

Rubio is People en Espanol's 'Star of the Year'

Calendar

Mr. Anthony Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Georgia leader is back on field
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley was back in practice Tuesday - though only on a limited basis - just three days after a sprained knee kept him out of a loss to Florida.

Georgia leader is back on field
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley was back in practice Tuesday - though only on a limited basis - just three days after a sprained knee kept him out of a loss to Florida.

Georgia leader is back on field

Hollywood's dark movies have way of finding their own light
Nothing turns my life upside down quite as efficiently as the end of daylight-saving time. It seems that no matter how good my intentions, there's always at least one clock I forget to set, one appointment I'm late for or one task I fail to complete because at some point, when I wasn't paying attention, everyone did the traditional Fall Back.

Hollywood's dark movies have way of finding their own light
Nothing turns my life upside down quite as efficiently as the end of daylight-saving time. It seems that no matter how good my intentions, there's always at least one clock I forget to set, one appointment I'm late for or one task I fail to complete because at some point, when I wasn't paying attention, everyone did the traditional Fall Back.

Sixteen advance in latest Kids Count drawing

Clinic touts benefits of its animal services

Meetings

Pet of the week

North Augusta volleyball team achieves a goal

Theater productions take center stage at USC Aiken

North Augusta fans show support for football team