Civil War author to sign books

August 12, 2008 MELBOURNE - Author Bryce A. Chandler will appear in costume from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Bread of Life Bookstore in Melbourne.

Area Briefs

August 12, 2008 Southside orientation set SOUTHSIDE - Orientation for new students and freshman at Southside High School will be at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Teacher ‘Sparks’ higher AP scores

August 12, 2008 As a student Mark Sparks struggled with math. In junior high, there were endless nights of sitting at the kitchen table trying to work through his studies.

Organizers pleased with Friday event

August 12, 2008 Music in the park. Brightly lit storefronts beckoning customers in. Hundreds of people strolling from one end of the business district to another in the unusually-cool temperatures of August.

Not guilty plea entered

August 12, 2008 A man accused of kidnapping an 8-year-old girl pleaded not guilty to the charges in Independence County Circuit Court this morning.

Olympic Briefs

August 11, 2008 Tennis When Rafael Nadal arose from a third-set tumble, he left on the concrete a splotch of sweat - proof that his opening match in Beijing was hard work.