Preliminary autopsy on Kile finds blocked coronary artery
CHICAGO -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile likely died from a blockage of a coronary artery, Cook County's chief medical examiner said Sunday.

Doctors say pitcher's fatal problem is common, preventable

Doctors say pitcher's fatal problem is common, preventable
CHICAGO -- The heart condition linked to the death of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile is common and treatable, and should have been suspected, given his family history, doctors said Monday.

Today's parents turn to the Bible for boys' names

Odds and ends
CONWAY, S.C. -- Conway High School salutatorian Chris Martin has gotten his diploma a week after school officials interrupted his humorous speech at the school's graduation ceremony.

Fishermen find human arm and leg inside shark
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thai commercial fishermen unloading a catch found a human leg sticking out of the mouth of a shark, Thai police said Monday.

Braves edge Mets

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

Franco's four hits lead Braves

Braves notebook
NEW YORK - Not willing to tip his hand before Monday night's game, manager Bobby Cox refused to say whether Greg Maddux will start tonight's game against the Mets.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - If the Atlanta Braves have their way, the Mets will be buried by the All-Star break.

Franco's four hits lead Braves
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have built a sizable lead in their own division and are also running away with the American League Central.

Braves edge Mets
NEW YORK - It won't be possible, in the span of four days, to eliminate the New York Mets from the division race.

Modesty is one thing; citing shortcomings is another
"I am writing to you, as I have written to all Fortune 1000 companies every year for the past three years, to solicit employment."

Modesty is one thing; citing shortcomings is another

Many wireless minutes go unused

Business briefs

Tech investors pessimistic about rebound

Business briefs
DEERFIELD, Ill. - Walgreen Co. rode steadily rising prescription sales to record earnings in the third quarter, reporting a 21 percent jump in profits even as it expands rapidly.

Tech investors pessimistic about rebound
SAN JOSE, Calif. - When the dust cleared last year from the dot-com meltdown, many in the technology industry hoped for recovery by now. Later, with indicators still flagging, the talk was of a late 2002 rebound.

Tax break promotes college savings plan
A state tax deduction of up to $2,000 has residents flocking to Georgia's Higher Education Savings program, in part because financial advisers have warmed to this state's version of a 529 plan.

Many wireless minutes go unused
NEW YORK -- Just as people enjoy the carefree gluttony of an "all-you-can-eat" salad bar, cell phone users love the feeling of liberation that comes with a whopping bucket of off-peak wireless minutes.

Primary runoffs

Study alternatives

No tears for Downs

Aiken: 211 for help

Ann Landers

Hodges' help needed

'Connie Chung Tonight' debuts on CNN
NEW YORK -- Even a veteran of network television booking battles like Connie Chung has found the last few weeks seeking guests for her new prime-time CNN news hour to be eye-opening.

Babies, babies and more babies
The baby boom hasn't happened - but it's coming.

Senior calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Cale

Bar refreshes patrons with scented oxygen
Finally, a bar you can breathe in, but it will cost you $5 for five minutes.

Age old question
Q: Recently, my knee and hip joints have been aching. I'm wondering if I could have arthritis? - S.P. Martinez

Daily TV highlights for the week
This almost sounds like the lyric to a hit song from the '80s: Everybody ...

Jackets swept again
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston RiverDogs completed a series sweep of the Augusta GreenJackets with a doubleheader victory, 3-2 and 4-1.

Jackets post first victory of new season
SAVANNAH - After losing their first four games to start the second-half of the South Atlantic League baseball campaign, the Augusta GreenJackets moved into the win column Monday night with a 5-3 victory over the Savannah Sand Gnats.

Webb stuns Kim and wins at Rochester

Mickelson defends Greater Hartford Open title
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Phil Mickelson became the first repeat winner in Greater Hartford Open history Sunday, holing a sand wedge for eagle and scrambling home in steamy conditions.

Nicklaus, Snead withdraw from U.S. Senior Open

Singh wins $90,000 on first day of Telus Skins Game
HUNTSVILLE, Ontario -- Defending champion Vijay Singh won five skins worth $90,000 Monday, the first day of the $360,000 Telus Skins Game.

Nicklaus, Snead withdraw from U.S. Senior Open
FAR HILLS, N.J. -- Jack Nicklaus has withdrawn from this week's U.S. Senior Open because of a recurring back problem.

Webb stuns Kim and wins at Rochester
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Karrie Webb, trailing by three shots with three holes to play, beat faltering Mi Hyun Kim by one stroke Sunday when the young Korean bogeyed the final hole at the LPGA Rochester International.

J.C. Snead wins Greater Baltimore Classic

Tunnicliff wins Great North Open two weeks after mother dies
HEXHAM, England -- Miles Tunnicliff of England shot a final-round, 3-under par 69 on Sunday and won the Great North Open for his first golf title.

J.C. Snead wins Greater Baltimore Classic
HUNT VALLEY, Md. -- J.C. Snead made a 10-foot par putt on the 18th hole Sunday to avert a four-way playoff and win the Greater Baltimore Classic by one stroke, ending a record victory drought of almost seven years.

Mickelson defends Greater Hartford Open title

Tunnicliff wins Great North Open two weeks after mother dies

Jackets swept again

Late run leads Metros to title

NHL's have-nots take center stage at uneventful draft

NHL's have-nots take center stage at uneventful draft
TORONTO -- It's not often the Detroit Red Wings and hockey's other high-profile teams take a back seat. This weekend's NHL draft belonged to the league's have-nots.

Today's parents turn to the Bible for boys' names
As much as we like to tease the younger generations, let's give them their due on baby names, where biblical sources are now an established trend for boys.

Woman pleads guilty to shooting of deputy
APPLING, Ga. - The woman accused of shooting a Columbia County Sheriff's Deputy during an April escape attempt changed her not guilty plea to guilty this morning in Columbia County Superior Court in Appling.

Coliseum Authority fires Williams
The Coliseum Authority fired General Manager Reggie Williams Tuesday after a contentious meeting where Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center staff were accused of poor management and shoddy service at a recent United Methodist Convention. The board also voted to refund church officials their conference bill.

Considers Ted Turner a terrorist

Nation must return to godly path

Pearl Harbor revisited

Estate tax as unfair to Democrats as it is to everyone else

Chides cop speeding to breakfast

Embrace of draft dodger mars Cleland's record

Boycott firms flying Dixie flag

Arnold Palmer named and defined 'The Grand Slam'

Applauds Congresswoman McKinney's truth-telling about Sept. 11

Story missed point of porn protest

Williams' actions out of line

Rude New York golf fans

Babies, babies and more babies

Daily TV highlights for the week

Senior calendar

'Connie Chung Tonight' debuts on CNN

Age old question

Bar refreshes patrons with scented oxygen

Lynx General Manager resigns
The Augusta Lynx issued a news release titled "Pierson Banks on Future," but there was no way the team's owners were banking on this.

Lynx General Manager resigns

Budget bypasses tax increase

Across the southeast

News you can use

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A state committee that awards benefits for police officers killed in the line of duty changed positions Monday and decided to give $75,000 to the widow of slain Sheriff-elect Derwin Brown.

Across the area

Coliseum readiness at issue
Leaders from the United Methodist Church have been invited to attend an Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority meeting today to talk about conditions inside the civic center, where the church held a major convention earlier this month.

Court's ruling delays sentence in Downs case

Adult bookstore sues commission

Around town

Veterans cemetery pondered

Savannah doctor has a few admirers

Across the area

North Augusta gardener grows with his greenery
The more Bill Adams gives away, the happier he is.

Churches support blacks

Coliseum Authority fires Williams

Across the area
Police were investigating a shooting near a Hephzibah restaurant early Monday that sent a 23-year-old Augusta man to the hospital.

Across South Carolina

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Across the southeast

News you can use
June 25, 1930 Bishop Frederick T. Keeney, formerly resident bishop of the Atlanta area, Methodist Church, and bishop of China, will lecture in Augusta twice tonight. The first talk will be made at the First Baptist Church, of which Rev. Fred E. Smith is pastor, at 8 o'clock, and the second at Bethel A.M.E. Church at 9 o'clock.

Educator is placing brochures in stores

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Charles Braun of Aiken.

Shooting suspect pleads guilty

Shooting suspect pleads guilty
The woman accused of shooting a sheriff's deputy during an escape attempt in April changed her not-guilty plea to guilty Monday morning in Columbia County Superior Court.

North Augusta gardener grows with his greenery

Correction
Joe Harris, of Washington, Ga., has qualified to run as a Republican in the race for Georgia's 78th House District. His name was omitted from a list of qualifiers in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

Aiken studies effect of new fee
AIKEN - Developer Billy Ray Cantwell has been waiting with catlike patience, watching Aiken's south side grow.

Across the southeast
STUART, Va. -A suspended top administrator for Henry County pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $778,000 in public money from the poor manufacturing community where he ran the local government.

Across the area
A teen-ager who was sought in connection with last week's burglary and theft of high-powered rifles from a south Augusta home was arrested early Sunday at a downtown bar, police said.

Subscriber of the day

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG -A police investigator in Spartanburg has been named the head of an organization dubbed the voice of law enforcement.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Three men taking pictures of small airplanes at a local airport were not terrorists, police said.

Correction

Answering the call
The Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department will hold a recruitment day at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Station No. 7 on Central Avenue for people interested in pursuing a career in firefighting.

Subscriber of the day

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Summer sacrifice

Across Georgia

Before the Rain

Owners have options when saying goodbye to pets

Aiken studies effect of new fee

Adult bookstore sues commission
As promised, a lawsuit was filed Monday against the Augusta government and commissioners over last week's denial of a special zoning request for an adult video and bookstore.

Answering the call

Runoff to tie up loose ends

Budget bypasses tax increase
AIKEN - A final, balanced budget with no millage increase was passed by the Aiken County Council on Monday.

Woman pleads guilty to shooting of deputy

Coliseum readiness at issue

Runoff to tie up loose ends
AIKEN - Since June 11, the gloves have come off in South Carolina politics.

Across Georgia

Educator is placing brochures in stores
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Terri Whitten knows that most people don't consider beauty shops and grocery stores important battlegrounds in the war against AIDS, but as one of the few AIDS-prevention educators in south Georgia, she has learned to reach out to people wherever she can.

Court's ruling delays sentence in Downs case
AIKEN - Citing an "abundance of caution," Circuit Court Judge Casey Manning on Monday halted the sentencing hearing of William "Junior" Downs, the Augusta man who raped and killed a North Augusta 6-year-old.

Across the southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -Since North Carolina's $4.6 billion in tobacco settlement money began flowing in 1999, little has gone toward health services and only a fraction toward moving tobacco farmers into other crops, The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday.

News you can use

Grovetown gets vote on alcohol
Grovetown residents have been eating Mexican food for nearly two years without being able to wash it down with an icy margarita.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -The red flag fire alert has been canceled after firefighters contained a wildfire near Myrtle Beach and returned to their normal assignments, the state Forestry Commission said.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Paul Merrill of Belvedere.

Before the Rain
Bobby Herring, 9, watches as his sister, Kim Herring, 10, putts during a golf lesson at the Carolina Springs Driving Range in North Augusta. Moments later, the clouds opened up and the pair grabbed their clubs and headed for shelter.

Football players help build house
ATHENS, Ga. - As an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, John Brantley is used to shepherding folks with little or no construction skills through building sites.

Churches support blacks
MACON, Ga. - Dexter Zachary said he wasn't angry after discovering he had contracted HIV from his boyfriend.

News you can use
June 24, 1965 A motion was filed in U.S. District Court here Wednesday asking that the Richmond County Board of Education be restrained from operating its summer school session on a racially segregated basis.

Savannah doctor has a few admirers
SAVANNAH - Matt Damon, he's not.

Owners have options when saying goodbye to pets
When Bobby and Melody Hadden, of Hephzibah, are finally laid to rest, Sport will be on one side and Princess on the other.

Summer sacrifice
Tax incentives couldn't jump-start a renaissance in Sand Hills, but maybe Jesus will.

Veterans cemetery pondered
A veterans cemetery in Augusta is again under consideration, but national officials say federal approval and funding would be tough to obtain.

Facility named for jailer
AIKEN - Miss Doris would have loved the new place.

Rudd gets first win of the year
SONOMA, Calif. - Ricky Rudd finally benefited from someone who has worse luck than his Sunday in the Dodge Save Mart 350 at the Infineon Raceway.

NASCAR notebook

Team of Weaver and Dyson wins at Watkins Glen

Barrichello wins European GP

NASCAR notebook
SONOMA, Calif. - Rusty Wallace has a theory on how to end a condition known as "aero-push" to bring passing back to the sport.

Rudd wins Dodge-Save Mart 350
SONOMA, Calif. -- With the bad luck that Ricky Rudd has had, he knows how Jerry Nadeau feels.

Team of Weaver and Dyson wins at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- The team of James Weaver and Chris Dyson drove their Dyson Racing Ford-powered Riley & Scott to victory Sunday in the 6 Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International.

Rudd gets first win of the year

Rudd wins Dodge-Save Mart 350

Barrichello wins European GP
NUERBURGRING, Germany -- This time, Rubens Barrichello didn't have to make way for his teammate.

Stiles endures rough second WNBA season

Titans and Nashville headed back to court

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Mr. Aubrey Adams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Christopher Roberts Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Claudia Wheelin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. Christopher Hollows    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Walker    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Orena Risinger    (GLOVERVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Bernard Mulherin Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Nancy Pratt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Lorene Pylant    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Kenneth Norris    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Bernard Mulherin Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Aubrey Adams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Miss Bernice Miles    (BATH, S.C.)
Mrs. Betty Bonner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charles McMahan    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Jimmy Jones    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Edna Newman    (ROSLENDALE, Mass.)
Mr. Christopher Hollows    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Miss Louise Pontious    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Leila Henry    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Stringfield    (GIBSON, Ga.)
Mr. John Grimes Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Hiawatha Youmans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Clifford Griffin Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Grady Shealy Jr.    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mrs. Rosetta Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Arvalene Young-Terrell    (DECATUR, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Lt. Col. Benjamin Bailey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Mary Walker    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Featured obituary: Mrs. Claudia Wheelin
It has been only eight weeks since Marian Cheek Bateman's father, Thomas Joseph Wheelin, died.

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Miss Bebe Bryant (WAYCROSS, Ga.)

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Mr. Jimmy Jones (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Joshua Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Otis Gardenhire (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Mary Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Miss Mildred Wardlaw (TROY, S.C.)

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

Ms. Ellen Morton (RICHMOND, Va.)

Mrs. Dorothy Dunn (APPLING, Ga.)

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Story missed point of porn protest
I was disappointed in Heidi Coryell Williams' article about residents protesting the possibility of an adult book and video store opening in their vicinity. Stephanie M. LeFort, Augusta

Nation must return to godly path
Flag day was a time to wave the flag. For what? For freedom? I guess so - what's left of it. Wayne M. Roberts, North Augusta, S.C.

Applauds Congresswoman McKinney's truth-telling about Sept. 11
Thank God for the truth. When we read in the newspapers about U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., informing the American people that President George W. Bush and other government officials did, indeed, have advance warning about the Sept. 11 attacks, we knew for sure Ms. McKinney told the truth and nothing but the truth, so help her God. Rev. J.C. Phinizy, Augusta

Considers Ted Turner a terrorist
I agree with The Chronicle's opinion of Ted Turner. He doesn't really have a job to speak of anymore, but his wealth and notoriety provide him a platform for expressing his strange, anti-Christian and anti-American views. Ron Mathis, Martinez, Ga.

Estate tax as unfair to Democrats as it is to everyone else
In The Chronicle's recent editorial, "This tax must die," you referred to the permanent end of the inheritance tax. Some states have a variation of the inheritance tax (a tax obligation imposed on the right to receive inherited property), but the federal government does not. Terry Good, North Augusta, S.C.

Chides cop speeding to breakfast
This is in response to the statement in P. Bonds' letter in the June 16 edition of The Augusta Chronicle which reads "... every morning I am passed in the right lane ..." Does this imply that Ms. Bonds is driving in the left lane, forcing people to pass in the right lane? If this is the case, Ms. Bonds should take a look at the driver's manual as to the proper use of the left lane. D. Sterling, Augusta

No tears for Downs
It's becoming clear that William "Junior" Downs' admission in court earlier this month that he kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered 6-year-old Keenan O'Mailia in North Augusta three years ago is part of a larger defense strategy to avoid lethal injection - and perhaps even to stay out of prison.

Arnold Palmer named and defined 'The Grand Slam'
Flashback to just before the Masters 2001, Tiger Woods talks about "The Grand Slam": Steve Brock, Aiken, S.C.

Rude New York golf fans
I guess living in the South we have a little more respect for tradition than most of our friends from New York. I was shocked to hear the galleries conducting themselves as if the U.S. Open was a football game. I suppose times are indeed changing. J. Lewis, Martinez, Ga.

Pearl Harbor revisited
Terrorists are planning to attack America. Terrorists are taking flying lessons. Terrorists are planning to hijack planes. Terrorists continue to use buses, cars, trucks almost every day, as suicide bombers strike again and again. Bernard W. Clark, Keysville, Ga.

Embrace of draft dodger mars Cleland's record
Recently, the Disabled American Veterans rightfully acknowledged U.S. Sen. Max Cleland's contribution to the nation in time of war. However, Mr. Cleland's accomplishments in public life leave a lot to be desired. Harry Sellers, Hephzibah, Ga.

Hodges' help needed
Gov. Jim Hodges' bid to stop plutonium shipments coming to the Savannah River Site from Colorado was dealt a severe, but not necessarily fatal, blow last week when the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals refused his request for a preliminary injunction.

Williams' actions out of line
The Augusta-Richmond County Commissioners, as a body, is responsible for establishing policies and procedures for the operation of Augusta-Richmond County. The administrator is responsible for implementing those policies and procedures. Bill Wood, Hephzibah, Ga.

Ann Landers
George Will, David Broder, Robert Novak, Ellen Goodman, Anna Quindlen - all fine columnists with wide readership, but none of them generate the circulation and readers' affection that Ann Landers did. Ms. Landers, whose real name was Eppie Lederer, died Saturday at age 83.

Aiken: 211 for help
Aiken County has a head start on the bioterrorism preparedness bill which Congress passed last month. The measure calls for communities to establish a 211 service; Aiken County just got its 211 service up and running.

Primary runoffs
The voter's work - like the housekeeper's - is never done. Two weeks ago, in a disappointingly low turnout, South Carolinians trooped to the polls to vote in the primaries.

Boycott firms flying Dixie flag
The good news is we have a choice. A prophet once said we must learn to live together as family or perish as fools, and it appears the Israelis and Palestinians have foolishly chosen to perish. Their mutual "eye-for-an-eye" strategy has blinded all paths to peace. Robert "Tunk" Martin, Edgefield, S.C

Study alternatives
It wasn't long ago scientists insisted embryos were the only source for researchers to harvest stem cells that will lead to cures for everything from spinal cord injuries to Parkinson's Disease.

Overtime

Turks show no fear of mighty Brazil

Americans sweep Wimbledon opening

South Korea gets Monday off, win or lose

Semifinals show shift in soccer power

Stallions in good position

Familiar faces misses as Wimbledon opens

Overtime
Lance Lamback of the Aiken-Augusta Swim League won four events and set three American records at the U.S. Disability National Championships in Federal Way, Washington, June 14-16.

Familiar faces misses as Wimbledon opens
WIMBLEDON, England -- Wimbledon will be without several familiar faces this year.

Turks show no fear of mighty Brazil
SAITAMA, Japan -- Maybe the soccer world has this whole thing backward. Maybe it's the Turks everyone should focus on for their World Cup semifinal with Brazil.

Semifinals show shift in soccer power
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- European teams have only twice failed to be in the top two in the World Cup's 72-year history - in 1930 and 1950.

Americans sweep Wimbledon opening
WIMBLEDON, England -- Andre Agassi, Serena Williams and Pete Sampras turned Centre Court into an American showcase Monday as they swept to straight-set victories on the opening day of Wimbledon.

South Korea gets Monday off, win or lose
SEOUL, South Korea -- Already, Monday has been declared a national holiday. The following day, a national celebration of the World Cup tournament will be held.

Late run leads Metros to title
The GA/LINA Lady 76ers were coasting to a Super Division (17 and under) championship in the third Garden City Roundball Classic Sunday at Riverview Park, but a late-game collapse cost them a chance to win their second title in three years.

Titans and Nashville headed back to court
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Negotiations have broken down between the city and the Tennessee Titans over interest money the NFL team claims it is owed.

Stallions in good position
With five games left in the regular season, the Augusta Stallions are where they want to be - on top of the arenafootball2 league.

GameCube's new 'Evil' is very good
Not much has changed since the last time you passed through Raccoon City.

Video, your PC, and you
More and more PC users are turning their computers into video editing stations these days. Such a thing was pretty unheard of a few years ago, but the price of hardware and software has dropped so much that you can pretty much set up a professional level system in your den using a PC and a video editing card.

Hackers open wider door to ID thefts
When hackers electronically invaded California state computers in April, they got access to information that included the Social Security numbers of virtually every one of the 265,000 people on California's payroll.

You ought to meet Jay Jay
The trouble with having grown children and no grandchildren is that you lose touch with what's cool in the toddler realms.

Gamecocks return from College World Series

Gamecocks return from College World Series
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina couldn't show off a College World Series trophy, but the Gamecocks still came home with bragging rights on Sunday.

Stiles endures rough second WNBA season
PORTLAND, Ore. -- She was the darling of the WNBA last season, the country girl who went from women's college basketball's all-time leading scorer to professional rookie of the year. And the whole time she smiled through her purple and silver braces.

On the charts
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Your style
Kimberly Hill, 15, a rising sophomore at Lakeside High School.

This week's question

On the charts

Girl faced with tough decision
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend wants me to have sex with him, but I don't know what to do. I'm Christian, and I'm supposed to be waiting until I get married. What should I do? - 15-year-old North Augusta girl

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Classical guitarist: Keith Gehle performs at 8 p.m. at Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way. Admission is free.

Your style

This week's question
New discs in record stores include Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Heart, Wyclef Jean's Masquerade, Anastacia's Freak of Nature, Peter Gabriel's Long Walk Home, Papa Roach's lovehatetragedy, and the 2002 Warped Tour Compilation.

Girl faced with tough decision

My page
Matt Vogler, 14, a rising freshman at Evans High School.

Know what to take into the dorm

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The 2002 Georgia Music Talent Search is offering a high school musician or singer a $1,000 scholarship and a chance to perform at the 24th annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards in September.

Artist's corner

'Divine Secrets' better left unsaid
Daughter hurts mother. Mother gets mad. Friends come to the rescue.

'Divine Secrets' better left unsaid

My page

Xtreme calendar

Know what to take into the dorm
For some high school graduates, the end of summer means the inevitable jump into the real world.

Artist's corner
Robby Powell, 17, is a rising senior at Greenbrier High School. He's been involved in art since he was little and is in the advanced placement art program at Greenbrier High.

Odds and ends

Fishermen find human arm and leg inside shark

You ought to meet Jay Jay

Video, your PC, and you

Hackers open wider door to ID thefts

GameCube's new 'Evil' is very good

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