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

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

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.

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

School lunches
School lunch menus for AIken and Edgefield counties

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

School lunches
School lunch menus for AIken and Edgefield counties

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.

Devil Rays hire Angels bench coach as manager

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
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.

Future Panther

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.

Baseball cracks down on steroids

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.

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

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.

Delta strike called fatal, illegal

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stocks end day mixed on inflation concerns

Gasoline prices drop for sixth straight week

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.

Home Depot reports profits

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.

'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."

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.

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.

'Best boss ever' gets 'small business' award

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.

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.

Lowe's shares soar on report

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.

Host Marriott to buy 38 Starwood hotels

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Inflation, spending push investors to sell

Pancakes might be on menu in Evans

Sony's software removal scheme aggravates security hole

Wal-Mart posts higher earnings

Microsoft launches desktop search for businesses

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
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.

Bowden sees South Carolina's edge

Spurrier quickly working wonders
Reviewing and previewing college football

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.

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.

Trojans' game with Bulldogs fills a need

Patience is key for Lady Pacers

Alexander brings success, style to Pacers

USC Aiken opens season with loss

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

Pondering a major switch

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

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.

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.

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.

Integration vs. disintegration

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

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.

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.

Gambling on freedom

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Smart Carb Suppers book provides nutrition details

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.

A delicious recipe for 'Leftover Sandwich'

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

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.

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
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.

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

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.

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.

Judge orders Tech to reinstate player

Gailey earns extension

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.

Rediscover Gordon Lakes

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

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.

Bush administration targeted agent

'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.

'Activist judge' tag is overblown

Teens in sex crimes punished excessively

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

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

Living briefs

Prosthetic center to make artificial leg for puppy

Study: Healthy carbs may help heart

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

Study: Exercise can add 3 years to life

Complement main entrees with variety and color

Statins reduce stroke risk after carotid surgery

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

Scientists seeking new treatments for male-pattern balding

Dogs lower anxiety among heart patients in study

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.

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: 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.

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

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: 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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Charter application stymied

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

Dentist talked of 'perfect murder'

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

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.

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

Gunmen hunted in two killings

Pest-control company owner wins award

Seminar spotlights state laws on teen sex

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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

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 region

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

News you can use

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

Election results stand after District 5 recount

School gets award for SAT success

Man accused of abusing baby

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Across the area

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.

State insurer faces late-payment fine

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.

Residency challenge against official fails

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

Homes' owners talk to officials

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

Officials request cap on increases

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day

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

Greeneway is good steward

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.

Some oppose rehab home site

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

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

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for today include:

Graduate school office moves out

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

All city workers get pay raise

All Augusta workers get raises

Students hear drug warning

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for today include:

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from our readers:

News you can use

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.

Staff wants mileage rate to increase

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.

Erosion powers shifting

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

Across the area

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.

Across Georgia

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

Pit facility loses funding in bill

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

340 home sites sell on lakefront

So long, summer

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

'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."

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

CMA chief hopes awards show raises profile of country music

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.

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.

Phoenix, Witherspoon can't duplicate Cash and Carter

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
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."

Rap mogul set for trial in federal case

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.

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.

'American Idol' winner poised to become Nashville idol

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.

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.

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.

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

Mr. Buddy Anderson    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore Johnson    (OGDEN, Utah)

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

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

Mrs. Phyllis Jarrett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Martin    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

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

Dr. John M. Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. John M. Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Martin    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. D.J. Shelby, Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Carmelo Lopez    (TOA BAJA, Puerto Rico)

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

Mr. Dominick Giacalone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Courtney Pugh    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Campbell    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Louise Fliermans    (GEORGETOWN, Ill.)

Mr. Clenton Ryans    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Dea. Roman E. Bing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Courtney Pugh    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Saxon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Saxon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. D.J. Shelby, Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dawsie Mae Griffin    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Paul P. Drake    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Fliermans    (GEORGETOWN, Ill.)

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

Mr. William Chatman    (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lula M. Bell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Brunell Fagler    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. James McClerklin    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Dominick Giacalone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. William Chatman    (MACON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Julia Murphy    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Paul P. Drake    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Gleason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clenton Ryans    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Dominick Giacalone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Brunell Fagler    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James McClerklin    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Dr. John M. Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Joanna B. Lowe    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Julian Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Willie Bishop    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Roy M. Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roman E. Bing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ivory F. Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roman E. Bing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Willie Bishop    (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Cornetti    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Dea. Roman E. Bing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dominick Giacalone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Gleason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dawsie Mae Griffin    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Joanna B. Lowe    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia Murphy    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Richard Martin    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Roy M. Johnson    (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. Robert Davis, Sr.    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Rebecca Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.)

Mr. Buddy Metcalf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

SFC R. Lee Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Julian Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Dawsie Mae Griffin (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Saxon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rebecca Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James McClerklin (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Chatman (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore Johnson (OGDEN, Utah)

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

Mr. Dominick Giacalone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clenton Ryans (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Carmelo Lopez (TOA BAJA, Puerto Rico)

Mr. Dominick Giacalone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Richard Martin (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. James Campbell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Bishop (GARFIELD, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Richard Martin (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Brunell Fagler (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Buddy Anderson (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Joseph Gleason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Phyllis Jarrett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Courtney Pugh (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Fliermans (GEORGETOWN, Ill.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Julia Murphy (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Buddy Metcalf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Julian Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

SFC R. Lee Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Overtime

Withdrawals take some gloss off Masters Cup

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 face tough fight to repeat
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' division is strong this year
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
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.

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.

AOL, Warner Bros. to offer old TV shows online

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

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.

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 bring old TV shows to online viewers

Bethany Joy Lenz sings out for 'One Tree Hill'

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.

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Mariah Carey will perform at Falcons halftime show

Trekkies can beam up tributes with Doohan's ashes

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

Richt tries to end confusion on sideline

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.

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

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:

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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.

Xtreme calendar

Chart-toppers

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

Cell phone etiquette is a must for everyone

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Girl must tell boyfriend what grade she's in

Pet of the week

Recreation centers

Honoring fallen comrades

Upcoming events

Veterans honored at school

School lunches

Reunions

Upcoming events

Teachers will use grants to further science instruction

Band director keeps Silver Bluff on top

Across the river

Post office served city in many ways

Pottery is hands-on for shop owner

Events

Stars on wall speak of sacrifices

Milestones

Meetings