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Fort reports 3 more flu cases

Three more cases of novel influenza A H1N1 virus at Fort Gordon have been confirmed.

A 50-year-old retiree was examined and tested on July 2 at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, received antiviral treatment and recovered at home, according to a news release. A 21-year-old soldier was examined and tested July 4 and was not given medication. A 16-year-old family member was seen on July 4 and was sent home to recover.

None were hospitalized and all three have fully recovered, the release said. The latest cases bring the total number of H1N1 cases at the Army post to 11.

Thieves rob cars of late-night 'Potter' film fans

While moviegoers were watching evil wizards at Regal Augusta Exchange 20 Tuesday night, some even darker forces were breaking into their vehicles in the parking lot.

Three people reported that someone broke the windows to their vehicles and stole car stereos, iPods, digital cameras and other items between Tuesday at 11:40 p.m. and Wednesday at 3:21 a.m., according to Richmond County Sheriff's reports.

Theaters across the area, including Regal Augusta Exchange 20, held sold-out midnight showings of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince early Wednesday. The total amount of items stolen in all three cases is valued at $2,555.

Broun is top congressional campaign earner

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, has raised more money this year for his re-election campaign than any other Georgia congressman.

Mr. Broun has raised $662,000 so far this year, including $390,000 in April, May and June, according to campaign finance documents filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission.

The congressman, whose 10th District represents parts of the Augusta area, is paying bills and retiring debt from past races, spokeswoman Pepper Pennington said.

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cricketflea 07/17/09 - 07:06 am
You can't even enjoy a movie

You can't even enjoy a movie anymore without low-life thieves ruining the evening for you! My son and his friends had originally planned to go to disgusta to see this same movie AT Regal Exchange 20, but instead found out it was playing in Thomson also; CHEAPER tickets and closer to home!! SO glad they went there instead now and so is he! And guess what?? The car was NOT broken into and NOTHING was stolen!! WOW!!!

MyOpinion2 07/17/09 - 08:43 am
Regal Exchanges better pay

Regal Exchanges better pay for a little security protection or risk losing patrons. With the economy in the shape it is in, you would think the owners/operators of these places would have security in place. THUMBS DOWN FOR THE OWNERS/OPERATORS. THIS is a GIVEN, FOLKS! no security, no patrons.

patriciathomas 07/17/09 - 09:15 am
If you leave a package of $10

If you leave a package of $10 bills lying on the seat of your car, people will break in the windows to steal it. The same for electronics and cameras and other easily carried goodies. Don't be silly. Keep valuables out of your car when you're not in it. The police or security patrols can't watch every car every second. It all goes back to personal responsibility.

mad_max 07/17/09 - 09:33 am
Demographics in Thomson vs.

Demographics in Thomson vs. demographics in Augusta. Augusta is a snakepit and neither you nor your property are safe anywhere, anytime. If you come here drive an old beat up car, dress poor, and carry a gun. You and your car might survive.

Unbelievable 07/17/09 - 10:57 am
Isnt there a Marshall in that

Isnt there a Marshall in that area at all times? I always see one parking in the parking lot. Plus I thought there was always a deputy at the theater too.

Little Lamb
Little Lamb 07/17/09 - 11:04 am
That's the trouble,

That's the trouble, Unbelievable. The security officer is SITTING in his vehicle in the parking lot (likely talking to his girlfriend on the cell phone) instead of WALKING the parking lot and making hoodlums move along.

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