Managers worried about game's image
NEW YORK -- Baseball's All-Star managers are concerned fans might think many of the game's top stars are using steroids.

Newly signed Dodger goes west
Randy Broxton said if it were up to his son, Burke County pitching star Jonathan Broxton, he would have signed weeks ago.

Managers worried about game's image

Newly signed Dodger goes west

Something that's good to eat is actually good for you

Expos cut deficit, defeat Braves

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - With 11 wins in their last 12 games entering Tuesday's game, the Atlanta Braves have been blistering of late.

Braves notebook

Franco's grand slam lifts Braves
ATLANTA - The race to finish first in the National League East is developing into a leisurely jog for the Atlanta Braves.

Franco's grand slam lifts Braves

Expos cut deficit, defeat Braves
ATLANTA - Bartolo Colon can't make up 9 1/2 games by himself, but he gave the Expos exactly what they were looking for Tuesday night.

Office Depot will relocate

Entrepreneurs get advice

Nasdaq's close marks its lowest in five years

Office Depot will relocate
Office Depot plans to move its store on Marks Church Road to a new location near the Augusta Exchange shopping center.

Nasdaq's close marks its lowest in five years
NEW YORK - Mounting concerns about accounting scandals and the health of the nation's companies prompted investors to again sell stocks sharply lower Monday. The high-tech dominated Nasdaq composite index finished under its post-Sept. 11 closing low, while the Dow Jones industrials tumbled more than 130 points.

Entrepreneurs get advice
When Sandra Mashburn opened a learning center 11 years ago, she started it in her two-story apartment.

Goshen's return

Rosa Parks' plea fails

Try Downs in Ga.

Sullivan sets example

Good riddance

Education options

Summit successes

At the Movies: 'Men in Black II'
With "Men in Black II," as with its predecessor, clothes make the movie.

At the Movies: 'Like Mike'
"Like Mike," starring the Artist Formerly Known as Lil' Bow Wow and half the National Basketball Association, isn't a complete dog, but it's nothing to bark about either.

Men in black
Whether it's a tuxedo-clad spy ready to save the world, or a leather-clad singer serenading the public, men have a love affair with the color black.

Age old question
Between my job, housework and family obligations, I'm feeling really stressed. Is this bad for my health, and what can I do about it?

Vanilla yogurt adds tang to cole slaw
Hamburgers, hot dogs or barbecue - if your family is like mine you have a favorite meal you serve on July Fourth. At my house it's ribs. So, while I stick to the family tradition with the day's entree, I like to have fun with the side dishes.

Music sharing goes cellular
CAMDEN, N.J. - When Colombian singer Shakira takes the stage in this teen-pop stadium concert, girls in the crowd wave their hands in the air and squeal. Then they whip out their cell phones and call a friend.

Small portions
Visitors to Maine have new sights to see and new ground to cover in the recently opened Poland Spring Preservation Park: 100 acres of land with historical echoes, with more than seven miles of nature and walking trails and a golf course.

At the Movies: 'The Powerpuff Girls Movie'
It's easy to understand the appeal of the Powerpuff Girls - just look at their eyes.

These chardonnays embody simplicity
Beautiful chardonnays offer elegance as well as power, restraint as well as succulence, tautness as well as resonance, fruit as well as structure.

In the know
Ever wonder how fireworks and music can crescendo in unison, with each burst of light matched by a crash of percussion?

In the know
C-SPAN will air actor Danny Glover's commencement address to Paine College graduates at 1:45 and 8:45 p.m.

'Deeds' debuts with $37.2 million
LOS ANGELES -- Adam Sandler's "Mr. Deeds," about a local yokel who is sole heir to a $40 billion fortune, inherited the weekend box-office crown.

Exhibits relocate to Queens
NEW YORK - The masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art are now in Queens.

Coffey gives Jackets jolt
Kris Coffey returned from the South Atlantic League all-star break and stumbled into the chance of a lifetime.

GreenJackets come up short
Where was the help a couple of weeks ago, when Bryan Kent was trapped in the throes of a gut-wrenching 0-for-26 slump? Where was the much-needed night off last week, when Kent's average dipped to a season-low .175 after a miserable stretch when he managed only six hits in 55 at-bats?

Season halfway finished

Season halfway finished
The first round of the season-opening Mercedes Championships at Kapalua was just getting started when Kultida Woods spotted a reporter and asked him what kind of year was in store for her son.

Woods withdraws from Western Open
LEMONT, Ill. -- Tiger Woods withdrew Tuesday from this week's Western Open, citing an unspecified illness.

Sorenstam surges toward U.S. Women's Open

Sorenstam surges toward U.S. Women's Open
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Many wondered if Annika Sorenstam could top last season. After all, she had eight victories to go with 19 top-10 finishes.

GreenJackets come up short

Coffey gives Jackets jolt

Something that's good to eat is actually good for you
Step aside, broccoli. Sit down, oat bran.

Police seek explosives, Klan material
Richmond County deputies looking for white supremacy literature and explosives executed a search warrant Wednesday morning on the home of Paul Alan Sanders, the man charged in the accidental shooting of his son on Monday.

Meat eaters' lessons not learned

Get tough on corporate criminals

Judges create law where none exists

Demand more from county council

Americans should stand against minority

How long will God be patient?

Fellow jurors all thankful to God

At the Movies: 'Men in Black II'

Men in black

In the know

Vanilla yogurt adds tang to cole slaw

These chardonnays embody simplicity

At the Movies: 'Like Mike'

Exhibits relocate to Queens

Small portions

In the know

At the Movies: 'The Powerpuff Girls Movie'

Age old question

'Deeds' debuts with $37.2 million

Music sharing goes cellular

Hardy in Harlem
In 1989, the police station was used to display a few Oliver Hardy artifacts. In a couple of years, there were enough to fill two glass cabinets.

Across the area
A 7-year-old Aiken boy was critically injured Monday when the car in which he was riding was struck by another vehicle, police said.

Augusta government rates well overall
It's report card time for Augusta government.

Across Georgia

Recycling progresses
A four-man crew from Aiken's waste disposal department cruised the city's streets Tuesday beneath a sweltering sun.

Across South Carolina

Playing with fire

Police find poker machine stash

Apologetic councilman resigns

Hardy in Harlem

Correction
A business article in Sunday's editions should have listed acupuncture as a licensed profession in Georgia. It is monitored by the state Board of Medical Examiners.

Company considers returning to arena

Father charged in gun accident
An Augusta father said he tripped while carrying a loaded assault rifle in his house Monday, accidentally firing three rounds through a bedroom wall and wounding his 10-year-old son.

Across the area

Subscriber of the day

Augusta government rates well overall

Police recover hand grenade that woman brought to work

Police seek explosives, Klan material

Across the area
A hotel manager scared away two would-be robbers after struggling with them Tuesday afternoon, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report states.

Across Georgia
MABLETON -A 38-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with leaving her five children alone in a van in 80-degree weather, police said.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -New University of South Carolina President Andrew Sorensen went right to work on the school's budget crisis, eliminating three positions on his staff.

News you can use
July 3, 1993 The high-profile Tokars murder case from Cobb County might be transferred to Augusta for the trial later this year.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Josey D. Welsh of North Augusta.

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

News you can use
July 2, 1920 Gus Polite, who achieved sudden fame one cold night last winter by disappearing in the darkness in his night clothes when officers went to raid his place near the Richmond Factory, is again in the toils of the law.

Leaders consider move to old mall
Using Regency Mall as a possible center of key city government operations is back on the front burner.

Man arrested in slaying
A Blackville, S.C., man was arrested Monday night after reportedly confessing Friday to the strangulation of a Barnwell, S.C., man that same day, police said. He remained in jail Tuesday night on a murder charge.

Augusta officials approve land use
Augusta commissioners voted to condemn 188.45 acres of land on Tobacco Road for a surface-water treatment plant Tuesday.

Woman's attorney asks for reduction

Fourth festivities

True grits
Hush my mouth! Grits is officially groceries in Georgia.

Around town

Recycling progresses

Police recover hand grenade that woman brought to work
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A live rust-encrusted hand grenade has been safely recovered after a Brunswick woman, who told police she found it at the historic St. Simons Island Lighthouse, took it to her job to show co-workers.

News you can use

Beginning is in sight for airport terminal
They're still waiting for federal approval, but Augusta Regional Airport officials have penciled in an opening date for a new airport terminal.

Playing with fire
Richmond County Fire Marshal Bobby Joyner has his share of stray-fireworks stories. His fire crews are on site for all public county displays, including fireworks after GreenJackets games.

Leaders consider move to old mall

Company considers returning to arena
The civic center's governing board will schedule a special meeting to replace Reggie Williams sometime after Chairman Bill Maddox returns from vacation next week.

Women's group proposes new poverty standard

Augusta officials approve land use

Subscriber of the day

It's getting harder to thwart bike theft

Russell Dam starts up turbines
After lying dormant for six years, two of Russell Dam's four reversible hydropower turbines were fired up early Tuesday, and - as expected - technicians concluded they are mechanically sound.

Across the southeast

Police find poker machine stash
NUBERG, Ga. - Hart County authorities say they hit the jackpot when they uncovered a stash of 59 electronic gaming machines in a warehouse in southern Hart County.

Man faced sex charge in '94 also

Education levels increase locally

Around town

Funding will pay for new programs

Across the area

Correction

Women's group proposes new poverty standard
ATLANTA - Americans leaving welfare for the work force aren't making enough money to make ends meet, according to a report that measures income in a new way.

Schools will see rise in funding

Correction
A photo caption on the outdoors page in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle misspelled the name of Chadd Pittman, a participant in a boater safety course.

Across Georgia

Funding will pay for new programs
What's next: Aiken County First Steps will have its next meeting Aug. 5.

Woman's attorney asks for reduction
A former city employee who stole at least $149,000 from the vehicle tag office will remain behind bars at least for now, a judge said Tuesday.

Man faced sex charge in '94 also
A part-time choir director at Good Shepherd Baptist Church who was charged with child molestation involving two young church members has been accused of abusing children in his care before.

Apologetic councilman resigns
North Augusta City Councilman Kent Sullivan, arrested on drunken driving charges last week for the second time in 13 months, resigned his position Monday night.

Across the southeast
MONROE, N.C. -A woman who had been pregnant with twins died the day after authorities say she shot and wounded her grandfather, then turned the gun on herself.

Correction

Lottery's program cuts cost of tuition
The South Carolina Education Lottery will cut tuition nearly in half for Aiken Technical College students eligible for the lottery's tuition assistance program.

Lottery's program cuts cost of tuition

Holiday checkpoints planned
AIKEN - With the Fourth of July falling midweek and fatalities mounting, law enforcement officials are worried people will stretch out holiday celebrations, leading to more tragedies on Aiken County roads.

True grits

It's getting harder to thwart bike theft
A sheriff's deputy said that Lillian Gibson was to blame for the theft of her son's bicycle because she left it unsecured on the side of their Hephzibah home.

Holiday checkpoints planned

Schools will see rise in funding
The Richmond County school system will see an increase in federal funding this year of almost $2 million to reduce the gap between poorer and richer school districts.

Man sues sect leader, alleging child abuse
ATHENS, Ga. - A Florida man has filed a lawsuit against jailed religious sect leader Dwight York in northeast Georgia federal court, accusing the one-time Athens resident of molesting the plaintiff's daughter when she was 11 years old.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - South Carolina textile workers won't be getting their usual weeklong Fourth of July break this year.

Fourth festivities
Here is a rundown of Independence Day events.

Education levels increase locally
Jennifer Moore knows the importance of an education.

Court-seal appeal planned
A federal judge has ruled that the Ten Commandments image on the Richmond County Superior Court seal doesn't violate the Constitution, but the legal battle will continue.

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

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is John H. Rourke of Aiken.

Across Georgia
ALBANY -Both sides in the murder trial of former Sheriff Sidney Dorsey rested their cases Monday after tearful testimony from the widow of the successor he is accused of killing.

News you can use

SEC makes wise choice in selecting outsider Slive
Mike Slive is not a young man, celebrating 62 years of living and learning before starting his newest job Aug. 1.

Hornets give Davis 6-year extension

Hornets give Davis 6-year extension
NEW ORLEANS -- Baron Davis is moving to New Orleans with the Hornets after all.

Sting stay perfect at home

Mr. Joseph Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Xilena Abellan    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mattie Bellamy    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Helen Kelsey    (PHILADELPHIA, Penn.)
Mr. Oscar Gonzalez    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
Mrs. Jonelle Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Lillian Bartlett    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Dr. John Bowers    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. William Yarber    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mattie Bellamy    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Tracy Coleman Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Ben Baldy Sr.    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Morris Hazel    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mrs. Marian Walker    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Dennis Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. James Turner Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Katie Sullivan    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)
Ms. Fanette Tate    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lavern Toole    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Willie Sullivan    (ESSEX, M.D.)
Mr. Benjamin Baldy Sr.    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Morris Shorts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Margie Brookins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bessie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bertha Fielding    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Martha Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Allaire Hancock    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Hazel Crocker    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Richard Hurd    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. James Edmonds    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Jones    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Miss Allaire Hancock    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ida Palmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Flora Horton    (NORRISTOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Earline Padgett    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Laura Hughes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. David Nixon Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Margie Brookins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lawrence Rearden Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. James Turner Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Esther Johnson    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Alford    (CONYERS, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Jongma    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Mitchell Goodwin
Family was everything to Mitchell Goodwin, those who knew him said.

Mrs. Edna Joye    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Leta Bowers    (SALUDA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Mayson    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Maebelle Coleman    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mrs. Helen Noe    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mr. Wade Dawkins Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ida Palmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Theresa Gembicki    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Carolyn Putnam    (LYONS, Ga.)
Mr. Mitchell Goodwin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Pardue    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mrs. Irene Harley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Martha Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ronnie Hickson    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mrs. Georgia Reeder    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Christine Jackson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Jimmy Johnson    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mr. Earl Johnson    (CAJON, Calif.)
Mrs. Mary Mayson    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Posey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Bessie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Maebelle Coleman    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Charlotte McDuffee    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Georgia Reeder (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Fielding (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ben Baldy Sr. (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. James Pardue (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. David Nixon Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Morris Hazel (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Morris Shorts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mitchell Goodwin

Mrs. Mary Mayson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Fanette Tate (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Joye (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Ronnie Hickson (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Putnam (LYONS, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Posey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ida Palmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Johnson (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora Horton (NORRISTOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Tracy Coleman Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Bellamy (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Charlotte McDuffee (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Mayson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Wade Dawkins Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Lavern Toole (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Jonelle Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Brookins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Johnson (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Bellamy (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Bessie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Brookins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dennis Pope (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dr. John Bowers (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Leta Bowers (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Lawrence Rearden Jr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Hurd (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Kelsey (PHILADELPHIA, Penn.)

Mrs. Hazel Crocker (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ida Palmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Hughes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Turner Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Edmonds (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Marian Walker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Turner Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Jones (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Maebelle Coleman (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Theresa Gembicki (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Alford (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Noe (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Miss Allaire Hancock (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William Yarber (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Sullivan (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Mitchell Goodwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin Baldy Sr. (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Christine Jackson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Jongma (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Oscar Gonzalez (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Bartlett (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Miss Allaire Hancock (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Smith (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Maebelle Coleman (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Xilena Abellan (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Earline Padgett (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Harley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Johnson (CAJON, Calif.)

Mr. Willie Sullivan (ESSEX, M.D.)

Good riddance
"A truck just hauled them all away ... They're on their way to Texas. I sold them for about 25 cents on the dollar."

Summit successes
Usually when the world's top industrial nations hold one of their scripted summits it's a giant yawn. The news value is often in the hundreds of anti-globalist protesters who show up, some of them violent.

Get tough on corporate criminals
In July of 2000, I wrote a letter to the editor, "Deregulation craze too costly for consumers." At the time, I was referring to the monthly cost of maintaining your household, such as telephone, gas, etc. Now, the monster has revealed itself in its full glory with Enron and WorldCom - both children of deregulation. The consumers, the employees, the investors and every taxpayer will feel the effects of these so-called leaders of corporate America for a long time to come. James M. Carrick, Augusta

Education options
Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that vouchers for parents to get their kids out of failing public schools are constitutional and President Bush's follow-up speech in strong support of the court's decision, vouchers still have a long way to go before becoming a widespread reality.

Judges create law where none exists
With fire in their bellies and God in their hearts, men with passion and courage nursed our nation, bled on its soil and gave us that which the human spirit longs for: freedom. Today, these strong men would weep. Joshua H. Bolin, Augusta

Sullivan sets example
Kent Sullivan surprised his North Augusta City Council colleagues when he resigned his seat at Monday night's meeting, but he can be assured he did the right thing.

Demand more from county council
I have listened to people in Aiken County for over 10 years complain about being overworked and underpaid. Kellie Wilson, North Augusta, S.C.

Fellow jurors all thankful to God
This past week, I assumed I would watch a box full of bluebirds leave their nest - a most rewarding experience. But, having been called for jury duty, I was unable to do so and do not regret it one iota. Mrs. A. E. Waters, Hephzibah, Ga.

Meat eaters' lessons not learned
I found Roger Nelms' June 21 letter attacking the anti-meat argument to be ironic since three articles in the same edition of The Chronicle discuss concerns about increasing incidences of obesity, heart disease and the early onset of diabetes, all due to Americans' pathetic lifestyle habits. Gail Kaitschuck, Augusta

How long will God be patient?
A Sacramento, Calif., atheist does not want his daughter to have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in her second-grade class. That's fine, but I want my grandchildren to not only recite it in school, but every time an opportunity comes along. Dot Weaver, Hephzibah, Ga.

Try Downs in Ga.
How many times can William "Junior" Downs be put to death?

Americans should stand against minority
As a proud American and a Christian, I was both appalled and angered at the California Courts' decision regarding the Pledge of Allegiance. True, we are a free country but, to me, that means freedom to speak how we feel - not the freedom to change those precepts that our country has held as a basis of our founding. It is a privilege and great honor to recite the Pledge of Allegiance . I am now throughly convinced that our legal system is one big joke. Ruth T. Mobley, Hephzibah, Ga.

Rosa Parks' plea fails
"If you can, please remain as a pioneer on the Republican side until others come to assist you. I am glad I stayed in my seat."

Overtime

Venus Williams, Hewitt win in straight sets

Overtime

Optional holiday declared as Brazilians bask in championship

Venus too quick for umpire; Henin beats Seles

Optional holiday declared as Brazilians bask in championship
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Brazil's World Cup victory led President Fernando Henrique Cardoso to declare Tuesday an optional holiday allowing banks, businesses and schools to choose whether they want to stay open.

Venus too quick for umpire; Henin beats Seles
WIMBLEDON, England -- Venus Williams raced in behind a stinging approach shot, all 6-foot-1 of her poised at the net.

Overtime
Nick Faldo withdrew Monday from this week's European Open because of a stomach ailment.

Venus Williams, Hewitt win in straight sets
WIMBLEDON, England -- Top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt and Venus Williams bolstered their status as title favorites by winning easily in straight sets Monday to reach the quarterfinals on a chilly, rainy day at Wimbledon.

Overtime
Felix "Tito" Trinidad is retiring, a legal representative for the former middleweight and welterweight champion said Tuesday.

SEC makes wise choice in selecting outsider Slive

Augusta to appeal ejection
Augusta's leading wide receiver has been suspended for Friday night's arenafootball2 game.

Experts say cyber-terrorism fears are overdone
Despite growing government concern that al Qaeda and its allies may try to use computers to disrupt electrical power grids, transportation systems and emergency communication networks, many experts on terrorism and computer security are skeptical about the overall menace of cyber-terrorism.

Suspected hi-tech pedophiles arrested in seven countries
LONDON -- Police in seven countries on Tuesday arrested around 50 suspected members of a high-tech child abuse ring calling itself "Shadowz Brotherhood" that made and distributed obscene images of children, including babies, on the Internet, British authorities said.

Video puts words into mouths
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Marilyn Monroe died a generation before karaoke, digital animation and the pop singer Dido's race onto Billboard's Top Ten.

Goshen's return
Veteran area golfers are counting down the days until Goshen Plantation Golf Club makes its return to the Regions Cup tournament series.

Sting stay perfect at home
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tonya Edwards led six players in double figures with 14 points as the Charlotte Sting beat the Phoenix Mercury 90-68 Monday to remain unbeaten at home.

Xtreme calendar
Play ball! The Augusta GreenJackets play the Capital City Bombers from Columbia at 7:15 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Milledge Road. To order tickets, call 736-7889.

Girl says sex was mistake
Ever since I had sex with my boyfriend, he's been asking for more. I thought it was a mistake, and I don't want to have it again. But I don't want to hurt his feelings and tell him I don't want to.

Question of the week
Q: Do you think "under God" should be taken out of the Pledge of Allegiance?

Question of the week

'Scooby' does have some laughs
It's never easy to turn a TV show into a movie hit, but it seems the makers of Scooby-Doo have succeeded, topping the box office charts by making more than $54 million in the first week of release.

Instrument of success

Your style
Dziko Walton, 15, a rising sophomore at the Academy of Richmond County

My page

My page
Samantha Kalney, 14, a home-schooled rising freshman, Grovetown.

'Scooby' does have some laughs

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

Singers proud to make All-State
Imagine doing almost nothing but singing, eating and sleeping for three days straight.

Girl says sex was mistake

Artist's corner

Xtreme calendar

Instrument of success
And the band played on. And on. For Brynn Brinkman, it played for six years.

Artist's corner
Ronnie Williams Jr., 16, is a rising sophomore at T.W. Josey High School. He's been drawing since fourth grade, when he saw a cousin doing it. This picture of his 15-year-old brother, Ronald, is pencil on paper.

Suspected hi-tech pedophiles arrested in seven countries

Video puts words into mouths

Experts say cyber-terrorism fears are overdone

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