Post office served city in many ways
Ever since Todd Lista moved his business, Lista's Studio of Photography Inc., into Aiken's old post office building in 1995, he has been asked the same question over and over.

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

Pottery is hands-on for shop owner
When she was in college, Elizabeth Reynolds never imagined that one day she'd be holding pottery classes in her home and making money with her hobby.

Band director keeps Silver Bluff on top
Fresh out of college, Kevin Piner stepped into some large shoes last school year.

Stars on wall speak of sacrifices
Forty-two red, white and blue stars bearing the names of military personnel lined the Pinecrest Educational and Opportunity Center's Wall of Honor for Patriotism Week.

Upcoming events
CSRA HYDRANGEA SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m. Thursday; Aiken Technical College Community Room, Bldg. 1200/1400, U.S. Highway 1; preparing soil for spring planting; 644-9400

Teachers will use grants to further science instruction
Margaret Fussell's gifted and talented pupils will get to build simple machines during the winter using building blocks.

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

Veterans honored at school
Although she didn't know her great-grandfather, Amnor Markwalter was able to share part of his life with her schoolmates Friday.

Milestones
Jessica Beach, of Johnston, S.C., has been awarded a scholarship by the Government Employees' Benefit Association Foundation Inc.

Veterans honored at school
Although she didn't know her great-grandfather, Amnor Markwalter was able to share part of his life with her schoolmates Friday.

School lunches
School lunch menus for AIken and Edgefield counties

Pet of the week
Callie, a 2-year-old shepherd mix, is socialized with other dogs./P>

Upcoming events
CSRA HYDRANGEA SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m. Thursday; Aiken Technical College Community Room, Bldg. 1200/1400, U.S. Highway 1; preparing soil for spring planting; 644-9400

Upcoming events
CSRA HYDRANGEA SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m. Thursday; Aiken Technical College Community Room, Bldg. 1200/1400, U.S. Highway 1; preparing soil for spring planting; 644-9400

Recreation centers
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

Post office served city in many ways
Ever since Todd Lista moved his business, Lista's Studio of Photography Inc., into Aiken's old post office building in 1995, he has been asked the same question over and over.

Across the river
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S AND THEN THERE WERE NONE: Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show; Fort Gordon Dinner Theater Production; Bldg. 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; buffet menu includes roasted pork loin with spiced apples, mesquite baked chicken and marinated bourbon flank steak, scalloped potatoes, rice pilaf, green bean casserole, glazed baby carrots, salad bar and desserts; 793-8552

Stars on wall speak of sacrifices
Forty-two red, white and blue stars bearing the names of military personnel lined the Pinecrest Educational and Opportunity Center's Wall of Honor for Patriotism Week.

Upcoming events
During Caring Rose Week, which continues through Saturday, participating florists will offer a dozen roses for $10 and two cans of food.

Honoring fallen comrades
Members of the local chapter of the U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc., and the Marine Corps League honored those who served and died in Vietnam with the placing of a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Edgefield Road in Aiken on Veterans Day.

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

Teachers will use grants to further science instruction
Margaret Fussell's gifted and talented pupils will get to build simple machines during the winter using building blocks.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

Recreation centers
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

Milestones
Jessica Beach, of Johnston, S.C., has been awarded a scholarship by the Government Employees' Benefit Association Foundation Inc.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, guided group and weekend tours by appointment; www.nwtf.org

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

Across the river
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S AND THEN THERE WERE NONE: Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show; Fort Gordon Dinner Theater Production; Bldg. 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; buffet menu includes roasted pork loin with spiced apples, mesquite baked chicken and marinated bourbon flank steak, scalloped potatoes, rice pilaf, green bean casserole, glazed baby carrots, salad bar and desserts; 793-8552

Pet of the week
Callie, a 2-year-old shepherd mix, is socialized with other dogs./P>

Pottery is hands-on for shop owner
When she was in college, Elizabeth Reynolds never imagined that one day she'd be holding pottery classes in her home and making money with her hobby.

Honoring fallen comrades
Members of the local chapter of the U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc., and the Marine Corps League honored those who served and died in Vietnam with the placing of a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Edgefield Road in Aiken on Veterans Day.

Band director keeps Silver Bluff on top
Fresh out of college, Kevin Piner stepped into some large shoes last school year.

School lunches
School lunch menus for AIken and Edgefield counties

Devil Rays hire Angels bench coach as manager
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Devil Rays hired Los Angeles Angels bench coach Joe Maddon as manager, adding another important piece to what they hope is a winning formula for the future.

Future Panther
Westside Patriots athletic director and head baseball coach Gerald Barnes (right) looks on after right-handed pitcher Bradley Logan (left) signed on to play for the Georgia State University Panthers in Atlanta next year.

Baseball cracks down on steroids
WASHINGTON - Major league players and owners agreed to toughen penalties for steroid use to a 50-game suspension for a first failed test, 100 games for a second and a lifetime ban for a third.

Future Panther

Baseball cracks down on steroids
WASHINGTON - Major league players and owners agreed to toughen penalties for steroid use to a 50-game suspension for a first failed test, 100 games for a second and a lifetime ban for a third.

Baseball cracks down on steroids

Devil Rays hire Angels bench coach as manager
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Devil Rays hired Los Angeles Angels bench coach Joe Maddon as manager, adding another important piece to what they hope is a winning formula for the future.

Future Panther
Westside Patriots athletic director and head baseball coach Gerald Barnes (right) looks on after right-handed pitcher Bradley Logan (left) signed on to play for the Georgia State University Panthers in Atlanta next year.

Devil Rays hire Angels bench coach as manager

Looks like Christmas, feels like Labor Day

MVP wait ends for Cards star
ATLANTA - Two things separated Atlanta Braves center fielder Andruw Jones from disappointment after finishing second Tuesday in the National League's MVP voting.

MVP wait ends for Cards star
ATLANTA - Two things separated Atlanta Braves center fielder Andruw Jones from disappointment after finishing second Tuesday in the National League's MVP voting.

MVP wait ends for Cards star

Sony's software removal scheme aggravates security hole

Stocks end day mixed on inflation concerns
NEW YORK- Wall Street wandered through a listless session Monday, finishing little changed as investors cast aside upbeat earnings at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Lowe's Cos. ahead of critical inflation and spending data later this week.

Sony's software removal scheme aggravates security hole
BOSTON - The fallout from a hidden copy-protection program that Sony BMG Music Entertainment put on some CDs is only getting worse. Sony's suggested method for removing the program actually widens the security hole the original software created, researchers say.

Inflation, spending push investors to sell
NEW YORK - Nervous investors collected profits and sent stocks lower Tuesday, wiping out an early advance amid conflicting signals about inflation and consumer spending.

Microsoft launches desktop search for businesses
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday released a business version of software that aims to help people more quickly find documents, e-mail and other data stored on Windows-based computers.

Home Depot reports profits
ATLANTA - The Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home improvement store chain, reported a nearly 17 percent jump in third-quarter earnings on strong sales, beating Wall Street expectations.

'Best boss ever' gets 'small business' award
When people think Jeff Annis, they think vermin. They also think "best boss ever," "motivator," and "Small Business Person of the Year."

'Best boss ever' gets 'small business' award
When people think Jeff Annis, they think vermin. They also think "best boss ever," "motivator," and "Small Business Person of the Year."

Wal-Mart posts higher earnings
LITTLE ROCK , Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Monday that its earnings rose 3.8 percent in the third quarter as sales grew 10 percent.

Wal-Mart posts higher earnings

Host Marriott to buy 38 Starwood hotels
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Host Marriott Corp. will buy 38 hotels from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. for roughly $3.4 billion in a deal that Starwood hopes will free it to build its luxury brands and that boosts Host's upscale and overseas hotel and resort holdings.

Home Depot reports profits

Wal-Mart posts higher earnings
LITTLE ROCK , Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Monday that its earnings rose 3.8 percent in the third quarter as sales grew 10 percent.

Home Depot reports profits
ATLANTA - The Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home improvement store chain, reported a nearly 17 percent jump in third-quarter earnings on strong sales, beating Wall Street expectations.

Microsoft launches desktop search for businesses

Microsoft launches desktop search for businesses
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday released a business version of software that aims to help people more quickly find documents, e-mail and other data stored on Windows-based computers.

Delta strike called fatal, illegal
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. said Monday that if its pilots strike should their contract be rejected in bankruptcy court it would be "murder-suicide" and in effect put the nation's third-largest carrier out of business.

Host Marriott to buy 38 Starwood hotels
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Host Marriott Corp. will buy 38 hotels from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. for roughly $3.4 billion in a deal that Starwood hopes will free it to build its luxury brands and that boosts Host's upscale and overseas hotel and resort holdings.

Gasoline prices drop for sixth straight week
WASHINGTON - For the sixth straight week, average retail gasoline prices have dropped nationwide, falling below $2.30 a gallon for the first time since early August.

Inflation, spending push investors to sell
NEW YORK - Nervous investors collected profits and sent stocks lower Tuesday, wiping out an early advance amid conflicting signals about inflation and consumer spending.

Pancakes might be on menu in Evans
Bill Downie has been trying to build an IHOP franchise in the Evans area for nearly two years. Now he's just one legal document away from breaking ground.

'Best boss ever' gets 'small business' award

Inflation, spending push investors to sell

Sony's software removal scheme aggravates security hole
BOSTON - The fallout from a hidden copy-protection program that Sony BMG Music Entertainment put on some CDs is only getting worse. Sony's suggested method for removing the program actually widens the security hole the original software created, researchers say.

Lowe's shares soar on report
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lowe's Cos. shares climbed nearly 5 percent Monday after the nation's second-largest home improvement retailer said its earnings rose nearly 26 percent in the third quarter, surpassing Wall Street's forecast, as residents of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast and others fixed up their houses.

Stocks end day mixed on inflation concerns
NEW YORK- Wall Street wandered through a listless session Monday, finishing little changed as investors cast aside upbeat earnings at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Lowe's Cos. ahead of critical inflation and spending data later this week.

Pancakes might be on menu in Evans

Gasoline prices drop for sixth straight week
WASHINGTON - For the sixth straight week, average retail gasoline prices have dropped nationwide, falling below $2.30 a gallon for the first time since early August.

Stocks end day mixed on inflation concerns

Gasoline prices drop for sixth straight week

Host Marriott to buy 38 Starwood hotels

Lowe's shares soar on report

Pancakes might be on menu in Evans
Bill Downie has been trying to build an IHOP franchise in the Evans area for nearly two years. Now he's just one legal document away from breaking ground.

Delta strike called fatal, illegal

Lowe's shares soar on report
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lowe's Cos. shares climbed nearly 5 percent Monday after the nation's second-largest home improvement retailer said its earnings rose nearly 26 percent in the third quarter, surpassing Wall Street's forecast, as residents of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast and others fixed up their houses.

Delta strike called fatal, illegal
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. said Monday that if its pilots strike should their contract be rejected in bankruptcy court it would be "murder-suicide" and in effect put the nation's third-largest carrier out of business.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 16, 2005.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Nov. 16, 2005.

Bowden sees South Carolina's edge

Bowden sees South Carolina's edge
Wonder who's got the edge in the Clemson-South Carolina game this week? If you listen to Tigers' coach Tommy Bowden, it's all Gamecocks.

Bowden sees South Carolina's edge
Wonder who's got the edge in the Clemson-South Carolina game this week? If you listen to Tigers' coach Tommy Bowden, it's all Gamecocks.

Spurrier quickly working wonders
Reviewing and previewing college football

Trojans' game with Bulldogs fills a need
LOS ANGELES - Coach Pete Carroll felt fine about Southern California having one weekend off before playing crosstown rival UCLA. Two idle weekends was too much.

Trojans' game with Bulldogs fills a need

Spurrier quickly working wonders

Trojans' game with Bulldogs fills a need
LOS ANGELES - Coach Pete Carroll felt fine about Southern California having one weekend off before playing crosstown rival UCLA. Two idle weekends was too much.

Spurrier quickly working wonders
Reviewing and previewing college football

Alexander brings success, style to Pacers

USC Aiken opens season with loss

Patience is key for Lady Pacers

Pondering a major switch
The General Assembly doesn't convene until January, but already South Carolinians are abuzz about a legislative proposal to drastically reduce property taxes and replace the lost revenues by adding 2 cents to the state's 5-cent sales tax.

Ignoring Chicken Little
Democrats are in a full-scale panic with regard to the war in Iraq - in large part in order to mobilize their base for next year's midterm elections.

Gambling on freedom
Finally, peaceful coexistence will get its shot.

Pondering a major switch

Gambling on freedom
Finally, peaceful coexistence will get its shot.

Integration vs. disintegration
The French were slow to see the gravity of the immigrant riots there, and even slower to see the unrest broiling for years beforehand.

Ignoring Chicken Little
Democrats are in a full-scale panic with regard to the war in Iraq - in large part in order to mobilize their base for next year's midterm elections.

Bracing for change

Ignoring Chicken Little

Bracing for change
The largest expansion in Medicare since President Lyndon Johnson signed the popular health care program into law 40 years ago takes place today.

Integration vs. disintegration

Pondering a major switch
The General Assembly doesn't convene until January, but already South Carolinians are abuzz about a legislative proposal to drastically reduce property taxes and replace the lost revenues by adding 2 cents to the state's 5-cent sales tax.

Gambling on freedom

Integration vs. disintegration
The French were slow to see the gravity of the immigrant riots there, and even slower to see the unrest broiling for years beforehand.

Bracing for change
The largest expansion in Medicare since President Lyndon Johnson signed the popular health care program into law 40 years ago takes place today.

Mariah Carey will perform at Falcons halftime show
DETROIT - Mariah Carey will perform two songs at halftime at the nationally televised Thanksgiving Day game between the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons.

People in the News
LINCOLN, Neb. - Tommy Lee will return to the scenic backdrop of his TV reality show - and he's bringing his bandmates with him.

Trekkies can beam up tributes with Doohan's ashes
TORONTO - When Scotty's ashes head for orbit next year, his fans can send their best wishes along for the ride.

Trekkies can beam up tributes with Doohan's ashes
TORONTO - When Scotty's ashes head for orbit next year, his fans can send their best wishes along for the ride.

Mariah Carey will perform at Falcons halftime show
DETROIT - Mariah Carey will perform two songs at halftime at the nationally televised Thanksgiving Day game between the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons.

People in the News
NEW YORK - 50 Cent will again turn his reality into fiction with a new line of hip-hop novellas and graphic novels featuring his former G-Unit rap crew buddies, a publisher has announced.

People in the News
NEW YORK - 50 Cent will again turn his reality into fiction with a new line of hip-hop novellas and graphic novels featuring his former G-Unit rap crew buddies, a publisher has announced.

People in the News
LINCOLN, Neb. - Tommy Lee will return to the scenic backdrop of his TV reality show - and he's bringing his bandmates with him.

A delicious recipe for 'Leftover Sandwich'
CONCORD, N.H. - Chances are, you won't end up staring down a giant tub of turkey.

Small bites
WASHINGTON - The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a campaign to promote the use of food thermometers, including an offer of a free brochure.

A delicious recipe for 'Leftover Sandwich'

Smart Carb Suppers book provides nutrition details
Boneless pork chops are used in this low-fat recipe. Smothered in green onions and red peppers, they make a fast, easy and healthy skillet dinner.

Holiday Dining: Desserts
Ah, it's time for the sweet stuff! The holiday season just wouldn't be the same without the tantalizing scents of cinnamon, cloves and pumpkin wafting through the house.

A delicious recipe for 'Leftover Sandwich'
CONCORD, N.H. - Chances are, you won't end up staring down a giant tub of turkey.

Holiday Dining: Desserts

Small bites

Smart Carb Suppers book provides nutrition details
Boneless pork chops are used in this low-fat recipe. Smothered in green onions and red peppers, they make a fast, easy and healthy skillet dinner.

Small bites
WASHINGTON - The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a campaign to promote the use of food thermometers, including an offer of a free brochure.

Holiday Dining: Desserts
Ah, it's time for the sweet stuff! The holiday season just wouldn't be the same without the tantalizing scents of cinnamon, cloves and pumpkin wafting through the house.

Smart Carb Suppers book provides nutrition details

Judge orders Tech to reinstate player
ATLANTA - A Fulton County judge ordered Georgia Tech to reinstate defensive back Reuben Houston to the team Tuesday even though Houston is facing felony drug charges and has been suspended from the team all season.

Gailey earns extension
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's athletic director professes to being football coach Chan Gailey's biggest fan.

Gailey earns extension
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's athletic director professes to being football coach Chan Gailey's biggest fan.

Judge orders Tech to reinstate player
ATLANTA - A Fulton County judge ordered Georgia Tech to reinstate defensive back Reuben Houston to the team Tuesday even though Houston is facing felony drug charges and has been suspended from the team all season.

Judge orders Tech to reinstate player

Gailey earns extension

Webb, Okamoto among five inducted
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Karrie Webb's grand prize for winning a junior event as a teenager was getting to spend a week with Australian icon Greg Norman.

Webb, Okamoto among five inducted

Rediscover Gordon Lakes

Rediscover Gordon Lakes
Three years ago, Gordon Lakes Golf Course quietly started offering civilian memberships for the first time.

Rediscover Gordon Lakes
Three years ago, Gordon Lakes Golf Course quietly started offering civilian memberships for the first time.

Webb, Okamoto among five inducted
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Karrie Webb's grand prize for winning a junior event as a teenager was getting to spend a week with Australian icon Greg Norman.

Thomson's '02 team surges to win

Butler starts slow but handles Laney

Thomson's '02 team surges to win
Thomson's 2002 Bulldogs rallied late to win an online poll asking readers to rank the best football teams in area history. The 2002 Class AAA champions were down 60 votes after the first four days of voting.

Thomson's '02 team surges to win
Thomson's 2002 Bulldogs rallied late to win an online poll asking readers to rank the best football teams in area history. The 2002 Class AAA champions were down 60 votes after the first four days of voting.

Blue Jackets acquire Fedorov from Ducks

Blue Jackets acquire Fedorov from Ducks
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired six-time All-Star center Sergei Fedorov on Tuesday from the Anaheim Mighty Ducks for forward Tyler Wright, rookie defenseman Francois Beauchemin and a fifth-round pick in 2006.

Blue Jackets acquire Fedorov from Ducks
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired six-time All-Star center Sergei Fedorov on Tuesday from the Anaheim Mighty Ducks for forward Tyler Wright, rookie defenseman Francois Beauchemin and a fifth-round pick in 2006.

Cappuccinos make sweet treat after meal
Cappuccino is one of my favorite coffeehouse treats, especially a caramel macchiato, which includes a shot of caramel syrup and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon.

Cappuccinos make sweet treat after meal
Cappuccino is one of my favorite coffeehouse treats, especially a caramel macchiato, which includes a shot of caramel syrup and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon.

Cappuccinos make sweet treat after meal

Looks like Christmas, feels like Labor Day
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Most of you probably notice the red-and-green decorations have been up in area stores since before Halloween.

Looks like Christmas, feels like Labor Day
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Most of you probably notice the red-and-green decorations have been up in area stores since before Halloween.

Violence is color-blind, inexcusable
More than a month has passed since your Oct. 11 editorial "Black and blue." You were sharing your opinion about the white New Orleans police officers who were filmed beating a 64-year-old black man who supposedly resisted arrest.Karen Haughton, Augusta

'Activist judge' tag is overblown
In its Nov. 14 editorial "Ruling imperils parental rights," The Augusta Chronicle once again has gone a little crazy over so-called "activist" liberal judges.Charles Heywood, Martinez

Bush administration targeted agent
In February 2002, the CIA sent former Ambassador Joseph Wilson to Africa to look into claims that Saddam Hussein had tried to get uranium there.James Hudson, Augusta

Teens in sex crimes punished excessively
How can any normal adult feel that teenagers reacting to normal hormones and making a wrong decision should be charged as a criminal or sex predator?Laura Hurst, North Augusta, S.C.

Teens in sex crimes punished excessively
How can any normal adult feel that teenagers reacting to normal hormones and making a wrong decision should be charged as a criminal or sex predator?Laura Hurst, North Augusta, S.C.

Bush administration targeted agent

Teens in sex crimes punished excessively

'Activist judge' tag is overblown

'Activist judge' tag is overblown
In its Nov. 14 editorial "Ruling imperils parental rights," The Augusta Chronicle once again has gone a little crazy over so-called "activist" liberal judges.Charles Heywood, Martinez

Violence is color-blind, inexcusable

Violence is color-blind, inexcusable
More than a month has passed since your Oct. 11 editorial "Black and blue." You were sharing your opinion about the white New Orleans police officers who were filmed beating a 64-year-old black man who supposedly resisted arrest.Karen Haughton, Augusta

Bush administration targeted agent
In February 2002, the CIA sent former Ambassador Joseph Wilson to Africa to look into claims that Saddam Hussein had tried to get uranium there.James Hudson, Augusta

Study: pregnant women and new mothers at higher risk for clots

Novel drug helps smokers quit, but not as much as hoped

Study: Healthy carbs may help heart

Dogs lower anxiety among heart patients in study

Complement main entrees with variety and color

Prosthetic center to make artificial leg for puppy

Statins reduce stroke risk after carotid surgery

Study: Exercise can add 3 years to life

Scientists seeking new treatments for male-pattern balding

Living briefs

Statins reduce stroke risk after carotid surgery
WASHINGTON - Maybe a stethoscope picked up a telltale sloshing inside the two large arteries that carry blood to the brain. Or maybe a brief bout of dizziness or numbness prompted a doctor call.

Statins reduce stroke risk after carotid surgery
WASHINGTON - Maybe a stethoscope picked up a telltale sloshing inside the two large arteries that carry blood to the brain. Or maybe a brief bout of dizziness or numbness prompted a doctor call.

Study: Exercise can add 3 years to life
CHICAGO - People who exercise can add three years to their life, and their hearts reap benefits from something as simple as brisk walking a half-hour a day, two studies suggest.

Novel drug helps smokers quit, but not as much as hoped
DALLAS - A novel, experimental drug worked better than existing ones to help people kick the cigarette habit, but not as much as some experts had hoped, the first extensive studies of the drug revealed.

Study: pregnant women and new mothers at higher risk for clots
PHILADELPHIA - New moms should get up and start walking as soon as possible to prevent the risk of a potentially fatal blood clot, doctors advise.

Dogs lower anxiety among heart patients in study
DALLAS - It turns out dogs are more than man's best friend. They're pretty good at making the sick feel better, too, in ways that can be measured.

Study: pregnant women and new mothers at higher risk for clots
PHILADELPHIA - New moms should get up and start walking as soon as possible to prevent the risk of a potentially fatal blood clot, doctors advise.

Study: Healthy carbs may help heart
CHICAGO - Tweaking a healthy, high-carb diet to include a little more protein or healthy oils can further curb heart disease risks, say researchers who had volunteers try three variations of the same diet.

Prosthetic center to make artificial leg for puppy
FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Peg, a 4-month-old puppy born without an ankle joint or right paw, will always have "a little hitch in her giddyup," says Rex Miller.

Prosthetic center to make artificial leg for puppy
FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Peg, a 4-month-old puppy born without an ankle joint or right paw, will always have "a little hitch in her giddyup," says Rex Miller.

Living briefs
American Gun, an indie film starring Donald Sutherland and Marcia Gay Harden, is set to open in January. If you can't make it to the theater, however, don't sweat it. The movie will debut on TV - on the same day it launches on the big screen.

Novel drug helps smokers quit, but not as much as hoped
DALLAS - A novel, experimental drug worked better than existing ones to help people kick the cigarette habit, but not as much as some experts had hoped, the first extensive studies of the drug revealed.

Complement main entrees with variety and color
The lowly side dish is a study in contrasts.

Scientists seeking new treatments for male-pattern balding
NEW YORK - Look around a crowd, and you'll see that lots of middle-aged men are losing their hair. As Baby Boomers, they have every right to demand, What is science doing about this?

Complement main entrees with variety and color
The lowly side dish is a study in contrasts.

Study: Exercise can add 3 years to life
CHICAGO - People who exercise can add three years to their life, and their hearts reap benefits from something as simple as brisk walking a half-hour a day, two studies suggest.

Living briefs
American Gun, an indie film starring Donald Sutherland and Marcia Gay Harden, is set to open in January. If you can't make it to the theater, however, don't sweat it. The movie will debut on TV - on the same day it launches on the big screen.

Study: Healthy carbs may help heart
CHICAGO - Tweaking a healthy, high-carb diet to include a little more protein or healthy oils can further curb heart disease risks, say researchers who had volunteers try three variations of the same diet.

Dogs lower anxiety among heart patients in study
DALLAS - It turns out dogs are more than man's best friend. They're pretty good at making the sick feel better, too, in ways that can be measured.

Scientists seeking new treatments for male-pattern balding
NEW YORK - Look around a crowd, and you'll see that lots of middle-aged men are losing their hair. As Baby Boomers, they have every right to demand, What is science doing about this?

Officials request cap on increases

School gets award for SAT success
Academics should be a team sport, Gov. Sonny Perdue said, and Tuesday he presented a team trophy to the Academy of Richmond County for the school's SAT gains.

Dentist talked of 'perfect murder'
Before either of Dr. Barton Corbin's alleged victims were found dead more than a decade apart, he told a friend he had planned a perfect murder, District Attorney Danny Craig said Monday.

Across South Carolina
CLEMSON - Clemson University says it needs to hire 300 faculty members in the next five years.

Social Security regional office opens
The Social Security Administration's new regional facility in Augusta opened this morning, but for at least the next few business days service will be limited.

Across Georgia
SNELLVILLE - A South Gwinnett High School teacher has resigned after he showed the R-rated movie Elizabeth to his students without following proper school procedures.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Across the area
An Augusta man accused of taking part in a carjacking last year pleaded guilty to a reduced charge Tuesday.

Across the area

Kid of the Day
Samantha D. Williams is today's Kid of the Day.

Greeneway is good steward

Students hear drug warning
Sgt. Steve Deibel remembers well the results of an incident of prescription drug abuse by a student.

State insurer faces late-payment fine

Staff wants mileage rate to increase
AIKEN - Pat Silva says she would welcome an increase in the Aiken County school district's mileage reimbursement rate.

Election results stand after District 5 recount

Pit facility loses funding in bill
AIKEN - A proposed weapons conversion facility that could be built at Savannah River Site, possibly creating hundreds of jobs and costing billions of dollars to build, would go unfunded under an energy appropriations bill that passed the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

Officials request cap on increases
School officials in Columbia County recently implored state legislators to halt the increasing cost of health insurance.

Graduate school office moves out
ATLANTA - The University of Georgia graduate school's central office is being moved off campus to find more room for the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, which has been growing quickly in recent years.

So long, summer

340 home sites sell on lakefront
A two-day campaign to peddle waterfront lots at a new Thurmond Lake development in Lincoln County yielded $43 million in sales commitments, according to the developer.

Panel examines reaction to molestation case
The state Professional Standards Commission recently heard the cases of two Columbia County school administrators, but a final rendering in those cases has not yet occurred.

School gets award for SAT success
Academics should be a team sport, Gov. Sonny Perdue said, and Tuesday he presented a team trophy to the Academy of Richmond County for the school's SAT gains.

Residency challenge against official fails

Panel examines reaction to molestation case
The state Professional Standards Commission recently heard the cases of two Columbia County school administrators, but a final rendering in those cases has not yet occurred.

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Erosion powers shifting
Columbia County will be given - for a six-month probationary period - sole enforcement authority for state laws that cover erosion and sediment control violations at construction sites.

Charter application stymied

Staff wants mileage rate to increase
AIKEN - Pat Silva says she would welcome an increase in the Aiken County school district's mileage reimbursement rate.

Homes' owners talk to officials

All city workers get pay raise
Augusta utility workers paved the way Tuesday for all city employees to get 4 percent raises beginning with their next paycheck and another 4 percent in January.

Some oppose rehab home site

Racetrack noise rules stalled, for now
An attempt to amend the city's noise ordinance to allow a drag-racing track to operate in south Richmond County went into limbo Tuesday with two no-action Augusta Commission votes.

Across the region
ATLANTA - Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, considered an emerging national leader in health care, has announced he is resigning his post as chief executive of Atlanta's Grady Health System.

So long, summer
Pack up the flip-flops and pull out the winter woolies.

So long, summer
Pack up the flip-flops and pull out the winter woolies.

Graniteville fights purchase
AIKEN - The hotly contested issue of tax increment financing was yesterday's news at the Aiken County Council meeting Tuesday night.

Across the area
Several workers at Augusta's E-Z-Go plant were sent home Monday afternoon after one of the plant's manufacturing buildings caught fire just before noon, according to officials.

Pit facility loses funding in bill
AIKEN - A proposed weapons conversion facility that could be built at Savannah River Site, possibly creating hundreds of jobs and costing billions of dollars to build, would go unfunded under an energy appropriations bill that passed the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

Seminar spotlights state laws on teen sex
NORTH AUGUSTA - In South Carolina, "yes" can mean "no" when it comes to teens and sex.

340 home sites sell on lakefront
A two-day campaign to peddle waterfront lots at a new Thurmond Lake development in Lincoln County yielded $43 million in sales commitments, according to the developer.

Police continue search for robbery suspect
Richmond County investigators are still looking for a man whom they said robbed the Windsor Spring Road Subway sandwich shop at gunpoint this weekend.

Graduate school office moves out
ATLANTA - The University of Georgia graduate school's central office is being moved off campus to find more room for the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, which has been growing quickly in recent years.

Staff wants mileage rate to increase

Kid of the Day
Samantha D. Williams is today's Kid of the Day.

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An Augusta man accused of taking part in a carjacking last year pleaded guilty to a reduced charge Tuesday.

Man accused of abusing baby

Across Georgia
SNELLVILLE - A South Gwinnett High School teacher has resigned after he showed the R-rated movie Elizabeth to his students without following proper school procedures.

Police investigate Grovetown robbery
Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a Grovetown discount store this evening, officials said.

Kid of the Day
Lily Hanna Jolles is today's Kid of the Day.

Home invaders rob residents
Richmond County sheriff's investigators are looking for two men who forced their way into a south Augusta home early this morning and robbed a couple in their bedroom.

Some oppose rehab home site
A Martinez house being used as a recovery and transition site for those with an alcohol offense has come under scrutiny by some parents and school officials who say it's too close to Martinez Elementary School.

Across the area

Greeneway is good steward
Visitors from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to the North Augusta Greeneway Trail apparently liked what they saw.

Dentist talked of 'perfect murder'

Pest-control company owner wins award

Gunmen hunted in two killings

Election results stand after District 5 recount
Incumbent Augusta Commissioner Bobby Hankerson conceded the election to challenger Calvin Holland on Monday after a recount of ballots cast in the District 5 election.

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Dentist talked of 'perfect murder'
Before either of Dr. Barton Corbin's alleged victims were found dead more than a decade apart, he told a friend he had planned a perfect murder, District Attorney Danny Craig said Monday.

Seminar spotlights state laws on teen sex

Residency challenge against official fails
BURNETTOWN - Earl Couch Jr. will be a town councilman after all. The Aiken County Election Commission shot down a challenge to his political career at a public hearing Monday at Burnettown Town Hall.

Kid of the Day

Man accused of abusing baby
Police arrested an Augusta man after hospital officials became suspicious of injuries to an infant boy Sunday afternoon.

Across the area
Several workers at Augusta's E-Z-Go plant were sent home Monday afternoon after one of the plant's manufacturing buildings caught fire just before noon, according to officials.

Kid of the Day
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Homes' owners talk to officials
Richmond County school officials met for the first time Monday with the residents whose homes they want to purchase to construct the new Hornsby Elementary School.

Across the area
Several workers at Augusta's E-Z-Go plant were sent home Monday afternoon after one of the plant's manufacturing buildings caught fire just before noon, according to officials.

Across South Carolina
CLEMSON - Clemson University says it needs to hire 300 faculty members in the next five years.

Homes' owners talk to officials
Richmond County school officials met for the first time Monday with the residents whose homes they want to purchase to construct the new Hornsby Elementary School.

Graduate school office moves out

Officials request cap on increases
School officials in Columbia County recently implored state legislators to halt the increasing cost of health insurance.

Kid of the Day

All Augusta workers get raises

All city workers get pay raise

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Graniteville fights purchase

Seminar spotlights state laws on teen sex
NORTH AUGUSTA - In South Carolina, "yes" can mean "no" when it comes to teens and sex.

Panel examines reaction to molestation case

Gunmen hunted in two killings
The suspects in a weekend shootout that killed two Augusta men might be hiding in South Carolina, authorities said Monday.

Racetrack noise rules stalled, for now

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Charter application stymied
When it comes to Jenkins-White Elementary's charter application, Richmond County school officials say the state is asking for answers but won't state the questions.

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Some oppose rehab home site
A Martinez house being used as a recovery and transition site for those with an alcohol offense has come under scrutiny by some parents and school officials who say it's too close to Martinez Elementary School.

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Greeneway is good steward
Visitors from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to the North Augusta Greeneway Trail apparently liked what they saw.

School gets award for SAT success

State insurer faces late-payment fine
ATLANTA - A company chosen to run the insurance plan for state employees could face a huge fine from Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine for failing to pay doctors, hospitals and customers on time.

Students hear drug warning

Man accused of abusing baby
Police arrested an Augusta man after hospital officials became suspicious of injuries to an infant boy Sunday afternoon.

Erosion powers shifting

Charter application stymied
When it comes to Jenkins-White Elementary's charter application, Richmond County school officials say the state is asking for answers but won't state the questions.

Across Georgia

Residency challenge against official fails
BURNETTOWN - Earl Couch Jr. will be a town councilman after all. The Aiken County Election Commission shot down a challenge to his political career at a public hearing Monday at Burnettown Town Hall.

Graniteville fights purchase
AIKEN - The hotly contested issue of tax increment financing was yesterday's news at the Aiken County Council meeting Tuesday night.

340 home sites sell on lakefront

Students hear drug warning
Sgt. Steve Deibel remembers well the results of an incident of prescription drug abuse by a student.

Pit facility loses funding in bill

Erosion powers shifting
Columbia County will be given - for a six-month probationary period - sole enforcement authority for state laws that cover erosion and sediment control violations at construction sites.

Election results stand after District 5 recount
Incumbent Augusta Commissioner Bobby Hankerson conceded the election to challenger Calvin Holland on Monday after a recount of ballots cast in the District 5 election.

All city workers get pay raise
Augusta utility workers paved the way Tuesday for all city employees to get 4 percent raises beginning with their next paycheck and another 4 percent in January.

Gunmen hunted in two killings
The suspects in a weekend shootout that killed two Augusta men might be hiding in South Carolina, authorities said Monday.

Racetrack noise rules stalled, for now
An attempt to amend the city's noise ordinance to allow a drag-racing track to operate in south Richmond County went into limbo Tuesday with two no-action Augusta Commission votes.

State insurer faces late-payment fine
ATLANTA - A company chosen to run the insurance plan for state employees could face a huge fine from Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine for failing to pay doctors, hospitals and customers on time.

Georgia has been bunch of lucky Dawgs
ATHENS, Ga. - The word bandied about this week is not one prideful football players are entirely comfortable using.

Georgia has been bunch of lucky Dawgs
ATHENS, Ga. - The word bandied about this week is not one prideful football players are entirely comfortable using.

Chapman: 'Nothing could have stopped' Lennon's murder
NEW YORK - The man who murdered John Lennon 25 years ago says "nothing could have stopped" his twisted quest to track down and assassinate the ex-Beatle.

Rap mogul set for trial in federal case

Phoenix, Witherspoon can't duplicate Cash and Carter

CMA chief hopes awards show raises profile of country music
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Moving the Country Music Association awards show from Nashville to New York seemed to make as much sense as a Toby Keith-Barbra Streisand duet.

'American Idol' winner poised to become Nashville idol
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Along with releases by Kenny Chesney and Big & Rich, the most anticipated country album this fall might be Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts."

CMA chief hopes awards show raises profile of country music

Rap mogul set for trial in federal case
NEW YORK - When a brash disc jockey named Irving Lorenzo decided to call himself "Irv Gotti" and start a music label called Murder Inc. in the late 1990s, he said it was all about selling records. Records by stars like Ashanti and Ja Rule sold in the millions, turning Lorenzo into a rap mogul.

Phoenix, Witherspoon can't duplicate Cash and Carter
As Johnny Cash, Joaquin Phoenix out-mimics Jamie Foxx in this year's four-star biopic "Walk the Line." Reese Witherspoon is also top-notch as June Carter, while Tyler Hilton and Jonathan Rice are perfectly fine in their respective roles of Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison.

Chapman: 'Nothing could have stopped' Lennon's murder

Chapman: 'Nothing could have stopped' Lennon's murder
NEW YORK - The man who murdered John Lennon 25 years ago says "nothing could have stopped" his twisted quest to track down and assassinate the ex-Beatle.

'American Idol' winner poised to become Nashville idol

'American Idol' winner poised to become Nashville idol
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Along with releases by Kenny Chesney and Big & Rich, the most anticipated country album this fall might be Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts."

Phoenix, Witherspoon can't duplicate Cash and Carter
As Johnny Cash, Joaquin Phoenix out-mimics Jamie Foxx in this year's four-star biopic "Walk the Line." Reese Witherspoon is also top-notch as June Carter, while Tyler Hilton and Jonathan Rice are perfectly fine in their respective roles of Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison.

Rap mogul set for trial in federal case
NEW YORK - When a brash disc jockey named Irving Lorenzo decided to call himself "Irv Gotti" and start a music label called Murder Inc. in the late 1990s, he said it was all about selling records. Records by stars like Ashanti and Ja Rule sold in the millions, turning Lorenzo into a rap mogul.

CMA chief hopes awards show raises profile of country music
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Moving the Country Music Association awards show from Nashville to New York seemed to make as much sense as a Toby Keith-Barbra Streisand duet.

USC Aiken opens season with loss
AIKEN - The new-look USC Aiken men's basketball team ran almost step for step with No. 14 Catawba in the first half of Tuesday's season-opener at The Courthouse.

Patience is key for Lady Pacers
Coming off the first NCAA Tournament appearance under head coach Mike Brandt, USC Aiken will look much different this time around.

Alexander brings success, style to Pacers
Vince Alexander gushes when he talks about his new adopted city of Aiken.

USC Aiken opens season with loss
AIKEN - The new-look USC Aiken men's basketball team ran almost step for step with No. 14 Catawba in the first half of Tuesday's season-opener at The Courthouse.

Alexander brings success, style to Pacers
Vince Alexander gushes when he talks about his new adopted city of Aiken.

Patience is key for Lady Pacers
Coming off the first NCAA Tournament appearance under head coach Mike Brandt, USC Aiken will look much different this time around.

Falcons' division is strong this year

Ball finally bounces Green Bay's way

Mr. Marvin E. Purvis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lee Anna Payne    (FALL RIVER, Mass.)

Mr. Willie Johnson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Hutto    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Maria R. Eclavea    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Jarrett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James McClerklin    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Johnson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maria R. Eclavea    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Dr. John M. Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Johnson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Martin    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lee Anna Payne    (FALL RIVER, Mass.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Caleb Shedrick, Sr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Daisy A. Parnell    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Joanna B. Lowe    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Robert L. Pettis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Ivory F. Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Courtney Pugh    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Henry A. Easterby    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin E. Purvis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Caleb Shedrick, Sr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Owen W. Reames    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Dominick Giacalone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clenton Ryans    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. William Chatman    (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera "Jay" Rhoden    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Davis, Sr.    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Gary Saxon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clenton Ryans    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Caleb Shedrick, Sr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. William B. Willis    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. D.J. Shelby, Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Dr. John M. Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley A. Sheppard    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Claude F. Lewis    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Williamson    (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mr. Roy M. Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie H. Carlee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie H. Fulmer    (CONWAY, Ark.)

Mr. Robert Bruder, Jr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Cornetti    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Caleb Shedrick, Sr.    (BATH, S.C.)

Dea. Roman E. Bing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Owen W. Reames    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Davis, Sr.    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Gleason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy M. Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dominick Giacalone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Fliermans    (GEORGETOWN, Ill.)

Mr. Roger L. Fulghum    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mr. Walter I. Dozier    (HAYESVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Brunell Fagler    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Dea. Roman E. Bing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maria R. Eclavea    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nelmer H. Bowden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Courtney Pugh    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Murphy    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Owen W. Reames    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Julian Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Saxon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Bishop    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. D.J. Shelby, Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Roman E. Bing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley A. Sheppard    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Martin    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Roman E. Bing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dawsie Mae Griffin    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Bishop    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Carmelo Lopez    (TOA BAJA, Puerto Rico)

Mrs. Nelmer H. Bowden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Doris H. Landers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Davis, Sr.    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Theodore Johnson    (OGDEN, Utah)

Mr. Freddie H. Carlee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Hutto    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dominick Giacalone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maria R. Eclavea    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Fliermans    (GEORGETOWN, Ill.)

Mrs. Vera "Jay" Rhoden    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Walter I. Dozier    (HAYESVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Brunell Fagler    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. William Chatman    (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Roger L. Fulghum    (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mr. James Campbell    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Paul P. Drake    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lula M. Bell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Murphy    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Anderson    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. James McClerklin    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Williamson    (ATHENS, Ga.)

Dr. John M. Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Owen W. Reames    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Joanna B. Lowe    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Bernard Henderson, Jr.    (METASVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Claude F. Lewis    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Martin    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Dominick Giacalone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dawsie Mae Griffin    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Gleason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carmelo Lopez    (TOA BAJA, Puerto Rico)

Mr. James Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris H. Landers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Henderson, Jr.    (METASVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore Johnson    (OGDEN, Utah)

Mr. Paul P. Drake    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Hutto    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Julian Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie H. Fulmer    (CONWAY, Ark.)

Mrs. Frances Hutto    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Ivory F. Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Jarrett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry A. Easterby    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Johnson, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Cornetti    (AIKEN, S.C.)

SFC R. Lee Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James McClerklin    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Dr. John M. Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula M. Bell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Martin    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Anderson    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

SFC R. Lee Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William B. Willis    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy A. Parnell    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert L. Pettis    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Johnson, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William B. Willis (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Paul P. Drake (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lula M. Bell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SFC R. Lee Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carmelo Lopez (TOA BAJA, Puerto Rico)

Mr. Roman E. Bing (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie H. Fulmer (CONWAY, Ark.)

Mr. Clenton Ryans (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Roy M. Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maria R. Eclavea (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Saxon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris H. Landers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy A. Parnell (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Dr. John M. Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Henderson, Jr. (METASVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Bruder, Jr. (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dominick Giacalone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James McClerklin (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Martin (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. William Chatman (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Martin (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Henry A. Easterby (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia Murphy (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Dea. Roman E. Bing (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Claude F. Lewis (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Williamson (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Anderson (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lee Anna Payne (FALL RIVER, Mass.)

Mr. Caleb Shedrick, Sr. (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Nelmer H. Bowden (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Owen W. Reames (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Freddie H. Carlee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Cornetti (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin E. Purvis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Bishop (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. James Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Johnson, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. John M. Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert L. Pettis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Davis, Sr. (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Maria R. Eclavea (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Roger L. Fulghum (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley A. Sheppard (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Hutto (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Brunell Fagler (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Dominick Giacalone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Gleason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joanna B. Lowe (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Phyllis Jarrett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Fliermans (GEORGETOWN, Ill.)

Miss Courtney Pugh (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Owen W. Reames (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Vera "Jay" Rhoden (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Walter I. Dozier (HAYESVILLE, N.C.)

Mr. Caleb Shedrick, Sr. (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Dawsie Mae Griffin (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Campbell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Hutto (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Theodore Johnson (OGDEN, Utah)

Mr. Julian Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ivory F. Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. D.J. Shelby, Jr. (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Withdrawals take some gloss off Masters Cup

Overtime

Withdrawals take some gloss off Masters Cup
SHANGHAI, China - Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Tennis Masters Cup on Monday because of injuries, leaving Roger Federer the only top-five player in the elite field.

Overtime
In New York, the Sacramento Kings were fined $30,000 by the NBA on Monday for showing derogatory images of Detroit on video screens before their home opener against the Pistons.

Withdrawals take some gloss off Masters Cup
SHANGHAI, China - Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Tennis Masters Cup on Monday because of injuries, leaving Roger Federer the only top-five player in the elite field.

Overtime
In New York, the Sacramento Kings were fined $30,000 by the NBA on Monday for showing derogatory images of Detroit on video screens before their home opener against the Pistons.

Butler starts slow but handles Laney
Brenton Harris understands the difficulties of tipping off a basketball season.

Butler starts slow but handles Laney
Brenton Harris understands the difficulties of tipping off a basketball season.

Falcons' division is strong this year
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - One year ago, the NFC South was a one-team race.

Falcons' division is strong this year
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - One year ago, the NFC South was a one-team race.

Ball finally bounces Green Bay's way
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Packers blew a 14-point lead. Brett Favre threw an interception. Rookie Samkon Gado fumbled twice. Holder B.J. Sander again flubbed a field goal attempt.

Ball finally bounces Green Bay's way
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Packers blew a 14-point lead. Brett Favre threw an interception. Rookie Samkon Gado fumbled twice. Holder B.J. Sander again flubbed a field goal attempt.

Falcons face tough fight to repeat
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - One year ago, the NFC South was a one-team race.

Georgia has been bunch of lucky Dawgs

AOL, Warner Bros. to offer old TV shows online

Martha Stewart's 'The Apprentice' to end next month
LOS ANGELES - Donald Trump will soon have "The Apprentice" to himself: Martha Stewart's version of the NBC reality series is ending next month.

AOL, Warner Bros. to offer old TV shows online
LOS ANGELES - Dozens of old television shows including "Welcome Back Kotter" will be available online and free-of-charge under a deal between America Online Inc. and Warner Bros.

Bethany Joy Lenz sings out for 'One Tree Hill'
BURBANK, Calif. - Bethany Joy Lenz's singing ability wasn't why she was cast as Haley James in "One Tree Hill." Yet her vocal talent has become an integral part of the character - even affecting the plot of the teen drama.

Bethany Joy Lenz sings out for 'One Tree Hill'
BURBANK, Calif. - Bethany Joy Lenz's singing ability wasn't why she was cast as Haley James in "One Tree Hill." Yet her vocal talent has become an integral part of the character - even affecting the plot of the teen drama.

AOL, Warner Bros. to bring old TV shows to online viewers
LOS ANGELES - Dozens of old television shows including "Welcome Back Kotter" will be available online and free-of-charge under a deal between America Online Inc. and Warner Bros.

AOL, Warner Bros. to offer old TV shows online
LOS ANGELES - Dozens of old television shows including "Welcome Back Kotter" will be available online and free-of-charge under a deal between America Online Inc. and Warner Bros.

AOL, Warner Bros. to bring old TV shows to online viewers
LOS ANGELES - Dozens of old television shows including "Welcome Back Kotter" will be available online and free-of-charge under a deal between America Online Inc. and Warner Bros.

AOL, Warner Bros. to bring old TV shows to online viewers

Martha Stewart's 'The Apprentice' to end next month

Bethany Joy Lenz sings out for 'One Tree Hill'

Martha Stewart's 'The Apprentice' to end next month
LOS ANGELES - Donald Trump will soon have "The Apprentice" to himself: Martha Stewart's version of the NBC reality series is ending next month.

Mariah Carey will perform at Falcons halftime show

Trekkies can beam up tributes with Doohan's ashes

People in the News

People in the News

Richt tries to end confusion on sideline
ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia sideline was in disarray. Coach Mark Richt was signaling for a two-point conversion, but the kicking team already had sprinted onto the field.

Some know their Georgia history

Some know their Georgia history
ATHENS, Ga. - Step right up. Step right up, Georgia football players.

Some know their Georgia history
ATHENS, Ga. - Step right up. Step right up, Georgia football players.

Richt tries to end confusion on sideline
ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia sideline was in disarray. Coach Mark Richt was signaling for a two-point conversion, but the kicking team already had sprinted onto the field.

Richt tries to end confusion on sideline

Spurrier shrugs off rhetoric by Bowden

Spurrier shrugs off rhetoric by Bowden
COLUMBIA - Steve Spurrier spoke to a gathering of Gamecock fans soon after taking the job as South Carolina coach when one supporter suggested a reason for Clemson's recent success in the state rivalry.

Spurrier shrugs off rhetoric by Bowden
COLUMBIA - Steve Spurrier spoke to a gathering of Gamecock fans soon after taking the job as South Carolina coach when one supporter suggested a reason for Clemson's recent success in the state rivalry.

Cell phone etiquette is a must for everyone
With cell phones growing in popularity among teens, more problems with their use arise.

Girl must tell boyfriend what grade she's in
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I work with this boy I really like, and we have a lot in common, but I lie about my grade. I'm supposed to be a senior this year, but in sixth grade I played around and got kept back.

Irregular homeroom schedule creates more time for classes
The first 20 minutes of school used to be a time sanctioned to get the school day rolling: attendance, announcements and a chance to plan and socialize.

Xtreme question of the week

Chart-toppers
Here's a look at the music topping Billboard magazine's charts this week:

Teen entrepreneur hopes airline takes off

Irregular homeroom schedule creates more time for classes

Chart-toppers
Here's a look at the music topping Billboard magazine's charts this week:

Xtreme question of the week
Are you planning to volunteer anytime this holiday season?

Teen entrepreneur hopes airline takes off
LONDON - The founder of Britain's newest airline is discussing his business vision when a very different image pops into his head - that of his newly hired troop of stewardesses.

Teen entrepreneur hopes airline takes off
LONDON - The founder of Britain's newest airline is discussing his business vision when a very different image pops into his head - that of his newly hired troop of stewardesses.

Chart-toppers

Xtreme calendar

Cell phone etiquette is a must for everyone

Girl must tell boyfriend what grade she's in
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I work with this boy I really like, and we have a lot in common, but I lie about my grade. I'm supposed to be a senior this year, but in sixth grade I played around and got kept back.

Xtreme calendar
STAY SAFE: Register for the women's self-defense class set for 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Seigler's Kempo and Jiu-Jitsu, 337 S. Belair Road, Suite G. Teen girls, their moms and sisters will learn how to handle an attack from a pinned position. Cost is $29.95. Call (706) 855-5685, stop by the school or visit www.augustakempo.com.

Cell phone etiquette is a must for everyone
With cell phones growing in popularity among teens, more problems with their use arise.

Irregular homeroom schedule creates more time for classes
The first 20 minutes of school used to be a time sanctioned to get the school day rolling: attendance, announcements and a chance to plan and socialize.

Xtreme question of the week
Are you planning to volunteer anytime this holiday season?

Xtreme calendar
STAY SAFE: Register for the women's self-defense class set for 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Seigler's Kempo and Jiu-Jitsu, 337 S. Belair Road, Suite G. Teen girls, their moms and sisters will learn how to handle an attack from a pinned position. Cost is $29.95. Call (706) 855-5685, stop by the school or visit www.augustakempo.com.

Girl must tell boyfriend what grade she's in

Across the river

Pottery is hands-on for shop owner

Meetings

Upcoming events

Pet of the week

School lunches

Stars on wall speak of sacrifices

Upcoming events

Honoring fallen comrades

Band director keeps Silver Bluff on top

Reunions

Post office served city in many ways

Recreation centers

Teachers will use grants to further science instruction

Veterans honored at school

Events

Milestones