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.

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

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Lunch menu
School lunch menu for the week.

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.

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

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

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

Applause cover

Applause cover

Applause cover

Galleries calendar

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
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.

Mrs. Jane Clark (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Historical fantasy book among awards winners

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

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.

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.

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.

Survivors labor to settle claims

Convention business struggles in New Orleans

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.

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.

Japan's Bridgestone reports strong profit growth

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

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.

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.

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.

Commercial center gets new look, life after rehab

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Interest rate is boosted by Fed

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.

More rate increases expected by the Fed

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

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.

Fed boosts key interest rate again

Stabbing kills son of official

Expect travel restrictions if superflu hits

Earnings, oil news push stocks higher

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.

Oil futures slip as mild weather curbs deman

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.

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.

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.

Tax-cut blundering spells doom

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Strong still has Bulldogs' number
Reviewing and previewing college football

Alabama's defenders still not content

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

Morris out for Kentucky exhibition opener

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

The best hope for change

Pure divisiveness

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
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.

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.

Noise rule change linked to dragway

Rearden for Augusta Commission

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.

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.

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

Lecturing the wrong people

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

'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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New 30-year bond will debut on Feb. 9

Retirement account gives workers a new option

Final recommendations for rewriting tax laws delivered

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.

Apple-almond squares are a versatile treat

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.

The latest vegetarian cookbooks

Chicken dish is very quick

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.

Stuffed pork with a Middle Eastern flavor

Low-fat Burgundy beef and vegetable stew recipe

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Pumpkin bisque stirs up the spirit of the season

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.

Small bites

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
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.

PGA Tour presents Cup plans

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.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming events in the world of golf:

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.

Belle Meade sparkles again

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:

Upcoming Events

SFB Classic has different feel after Katrina

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Copenhaver can lead as mayor

Augusta needs Blocker-Adams

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

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

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

Butler sets a 'good example'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Calendar, funding should be local decisions, board says

Students learn outside of class, too

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

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

Study: Mice sing in the presence of potential mates

New BlackBerry more grippable, screen dazzles

Study: shortness of breath may be sign of heart disease

Barriers falling for HIV-positive patients seeking transplants

China orders more bird flu vaccine research

Some experts question milk recommendation

Bush outlines strategy to prepare for flu pandemic

Living briefs

Recommended dates for sending holiday mail

Nanotechnology in cancer treatment looks promising

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Augusta's Riddle gets 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.

Lynx goalies passed test

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

Shooting death of child ruled accidental

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.

Rising costs create heavier laundry load

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.

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

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.

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

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.

'Kinks' in supply delay flu shots

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.

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.

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Groups say plan is a risk to river

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.

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

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

'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.

Across Georgia

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

'Tis the season for fraud cases

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.

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

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.

Student stabbed while on bus

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Early 'snow days' must be made up

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

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.

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

Correction

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day

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.

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

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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."

'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.

'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.

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.

Director suspended after wreck

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.

Across the area

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.

Car collides with train at 6th Street

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Outdoor burning issue heats up

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

News you can use

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.

Internet chat leads to soliciting charge

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Georgia gas tax to temporarily rise 2 cents

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.

Across the area

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

Across South Carolina

Perdue will promote Georgia on trip to Israel

Impact of rules can harm property

Children celebrate America, show patriotism

Gas taxes are about to go up

Educators endorse Hasan for open seat

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.

Speaker decries eminent domain

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Hospital CEO will join rival

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."

Leaders vote to give raise to firefighters

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

Across the region

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Jail wing could soon be emergency center

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.

South Carolina launches revamped Web site

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.

Stinky smell lingers

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.

News you can use

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

Motorists conserve fuel, help price drop

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.

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.

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?

'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.

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

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

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

'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

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.

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

Sonic Spotlight: Louis Stevenson

Locals feel Charlie Daniels' influence

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.

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.)

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

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.

Concert calendar

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.

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Drivers outside top 10 are taking spotlight

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

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.

New Car might hit the track next year

Racing Newsmaker: Carl Edwards

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.

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.

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.

Green returns to Warner as starting quarterback

Falcons are hard to please now

Mrs. Ophelia Moore    (METTER, Ga.)

Mr. Burtis Ray Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Dawrence Ward, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Lee Scarboro    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Robert Alan Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Makowski    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Lundy    (NIAGRA, N.Y.)

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

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

Mr. Frank Mears    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Jane Clark    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Edward Makowski    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

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

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Williams    (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Hall Jenkins    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Makowski    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

Mr. Joseph Lundy    (NIAGRA, N.Y.)

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

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Mears    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Mae Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daryl Leon Stone    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Daryl Leon Stone    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Annie Lee Lowery    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Nannie Dee Lawson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Laura Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Monica Harvey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marion Hall Jenkins    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Makowski    (MARIETTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Queenie Dunaway    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Nannie Dee Lawson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ophelia Moore    (METTER, Ga.)

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

Mr. Anthony Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joel Swearingen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Andrew Jared Bree    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Andrew Jared Bree    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Monica Harvey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Vijaya Simpkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Bundrage    (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Swearingen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Bundrage    (SPARTA, Ga.)

Dawrence Ward, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Clark    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Evans, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Evans, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Annie Lee Lowery    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Raymond Jalbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. William Williams    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.W. Dyson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Queenie Dunaway    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Watkins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. Vijaya Simpkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Ancrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Burtis Ray Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Events

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

Dawrence Ward, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Makowski (MARIETTA, Ga.)

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

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

Recreation events

Mr. Benny Alan Lieb (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jacqueline Pace

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

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Jalbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Mears (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ancrum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Beasley (HARLEM, Ga.)

Andrew Jared Bree (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Lee Scarboro (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Library events

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

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

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

Mr. Edward Makowski (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Across the river

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

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

Mr. Daryl Leon Stone (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Aslaner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ophelia Moore (METTER, Ga.)

Reunions

Mrs. Nannie Dee Lawson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joel Swearingen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lunch menu

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

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

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

Mr. Robert Alan Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Annie Lee Lowery (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Monica Harvey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lookaway Hall towers over North Augusta

Ms. Hazel Annette Spivey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Ancrum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Burtis Ray Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Vijaya Simpkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Queenie Dunaway (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Laura Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Around the block

Mrs. Marion Hall Jenkins (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Mae Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Upcoming events

Area adult literacy sites

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Lou Kyler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Daniel Bundrage (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Shane Ray Hamilton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William Williams (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Team event thrills riders

Blake loses to Ljubicic at Paris Masters

Overtime

Roddick tops Dent to move on at Paris Masters

Local men aim for good finish at Florida race

Tolbert, mare show no signs of slowing down

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

School menu
School lunch menu for the week.

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

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):

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.

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.

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):

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

School menu
School lunch menu for the week.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Davidson school's show focuses on dance, music

Georgia Farmers Market prices

Meetings

Foxhall's quiet seclusion is attraction to residents

Upcoming events

Sixteen advance in latest Kids Count drawing

Hot line aids residents in burning yard debris

School menu

Across the river

Around the block

For the record

Hepzibah Lady Rebels claim championship

Recreation events

Events

Community Spotlight: Golden Harvest Food Bank

Marines honor fallen comrades with round-the-clock

Entertainment program receives many awards

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

Instructor says class gets youths off streets

Post Happenings

Library events

Recycling centers

Richmond County restaurant ratings

Crowning the winner

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

'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

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

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.

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

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.

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 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.

CNN's Aaron Brown is departing in shake-up

'Boondocks' comic strip to make TV premiere

Fox special to answer letters to Santa Claus

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.

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.

Club calendar

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

Latest arcade offerings come with more flair, variety

'Vue nightclub provides Surrey Center with another angle on professionalism

Mr. Anthony Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

People in the News

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

Spotted

Baldwin accuses ex-wife of turning daughter against him

Columbia County gets fair festivities off ground

The top five

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

What's For Lunch: Cutie Pies

People in the News

Calendar

Georgia leader is back on field

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.

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.

Meetings

Sixteen advance in latest Kids Count drawing

Clinic touts benefits of its animal services

Theater productions take center stage at USC Aiken

North Augusta volleyball team achieves a goal

North Augusta fans show support for football team

Pet of the week