Originally created 06/29/02



Augustan Elaine Montano rallied in Friday's final round to earn a top-10 finish in the Georgia Top 56 Competition, a tournament played at the Lions Club in Bremen.

Montano, who opened with an 85, closed with a 73 to finish seventh, seven shots behind the winner, Charlotte Grant of Greensboro. Grant shot rounds of 74-77-151 to win by two shots over Patti Huxford of Cumming and Shannon Silvernail of Macon.


Titans to name Armstrong as coach

Former Providence Bruins coach Bill Armstrong will be hired as head coach and general manager of the East Coast Hockey League's Trenton Titans.

The Titans are an affiliate of the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers.

Armstrong, 32, was 70-64-18-8 with the Providence Bruins, a AHL team.


Nation's capital unfurls red carpet

The nation's capital put its best foot forward Friday in an effort to win the 2012 Olympics.

Members of the U.S. Olympic Committee were in town for a whirlwind 36-hour visit, and organizers of the Washington-Baltimore bid hoped to make the most of it.

The 14-member panel toured Washington's RFK Stadium and the University of Maryland at College Park, which would provide lodging and training facilities for 10,000 Olympic athletes. But the group did not visit Baltimore.

"We wanted to go to Baltimore, it's a great part of our plan, but we just don't have the time," said Dan Knise, president of Washington DC 2012.

Baltimore would play host to soccer, baseball, table tennis and cycling and triathlon around the Inner Harbor, and gymnastics at a new Baltimore Arena.

Officials are hoping the site selection committee will note that 23 of 33 venues for competition are already built or scheduled for completion.

The backdrop for the games would be parkland built along the shoreline of Anacostia River, tranquil and pristine following a major cleanup.

On Sunday, the USOC site committee will be in New York. Next month the committee visits Houston and San Francisco.

Women's track

Ex-Volunteer coach hit with charges

A former University of Tennessee women's track coach already indicted for alleged identity theft now has been charged with stealing money intended for two athletes and another coach.

Myrtle Ferguson, who resigned in mid-April before the track season ended, was charged with theft and forgery involving about $3,500, according to court documents returned by a Knox County grand jury Thursday in Knoxville.

She was indicted June 5 on charges that she used the identity of former Tennessee star and All-American sprinter Kelli White to set up a credit line of $5,000.


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