Managers worried about game's image

Newly signed Dodger goes west

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.

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

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.

Franco's grand slam lifts Braves

Expos cut deficit, defeat Braves

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.

Braves notebook

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

Office Depot will relocate

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

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.

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.

Entrepreneurs get advice

Goshen's return

Rosa Parks' plea fails

Sullivan sets example

Education options

Try Downs in Ga.

Good riddance

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?

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.

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

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.

Season halfway finished

Sorenstam surges toward U.S. Women's Open

Coffey gives Jackets jolt

GreenJackets come up short

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

Americans should stand against minority

Demand more from county council

Fellow jurors all thankful to God

Judges create law where none exists

How long will God be patient?

Vanilla yogurt adds tang to cole slaw

Men in black

Age old question

'Deeds' debuts with $37.2 million

In the know

At the Movies: 'Like Mike'

In the know

These chardonnays embody simplicity

Music sharing goes cellular

At the Movies: 'Men in Black II'

At the Movies: 'The Powerpuff Girls Movie'

Exhibits relocate to Queens

Small portions

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

Across South Carolina

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.

Apologetic councilman resigns

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

Correction

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

Police find poker machine stash

Leaders consider move to old mall

Across Georgia

Across the area

Around town

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Subscriber of the day

Holiday checkpoints planned

Fourth festivities

Education levels increase locally

Hardy in Harlem

True grits

Police seek explosives, Klan material

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.

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.

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.

Lottery's program cuts cost of tuition

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.

Police recover hand grenade that woman brought to work

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Playing with fire

Subscriber of the day

Woman's attorney asks for reduction

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.

Funding will pay for new programs

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

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.

Women's group proposes new poverty standard

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

Company considers returning to arena

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.

Augusta government rates well overall

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Schools will see rise in funding

Recycling progresses

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.

Around town

It's getting harder to thwart bike theft

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 Georgia

Fourth festivities
Here is a rundown of Independence Day events.

Correction

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.

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.

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

News you can use

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

Across the southeast

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

Man faced sex charge in '94 also

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

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.

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

Hornets give Davis 6-year extension

Sting stay perfect at home

Mr. Tracy Coleman Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Richard Hurd    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Martha Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mattie Bellamy    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Xilena Abellan    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Ben Baldy Sr.    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Jonelle Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Marian Walker    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Katie Sullivan    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)
Mr. James Turner Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Yarber    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Ms. Fanette Tate    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Maebelle Coleman    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. Willie Sullivan    (ESSEX, M.D.)
Mrs. Helen Kelsey    (PHILADELPHIA, Penn.)
Mr. Morris Shorts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jimmy Johnson    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bessie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bessie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Martha Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lawrence Rearden Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Dr. John Bowers    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Morris Hazel    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mrs. Carolyn Putnam    (LYONS, Ga.)
Mr. Benjamin Baldy Sr.    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Betty Posey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Margie Brookins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mattie Bellamy    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Mitchell Goodwin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Margie Brookins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bertha Fielding    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Maebelle Coleman    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Jones    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Hazel Crocker    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. James Pardue    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mr. James Edmonds    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
Mr. Earl Johnson    (CAJON, Calif.)
Miss Allaire Hancock    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Georgia Reeder    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. Dennis Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Flora Horton    (NORRISTOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Lavern Toole    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Laura Hughes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Christine Jackson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Joseph Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ronnie Hickson    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mrs. Esther Johnson    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Mrs. Irene Harley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Jongma    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Turner Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Edna Joye    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Alford    (CONYERS, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Mayson    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Mitchell Goodwin
Family was everything to Mitchell Goodwin, those who knew him said.

Mrs. Helen Noe    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Leta Bowers    (SALUDA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ida Palmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lillian Bartlett    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Ida Palmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Allaire Hancock    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Earline Padgett    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Oscar Gonzalez    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
Mr. David Nixon Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Theresa Gembicki    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Charlotte McDuffee    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Mayson    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Wade Dawkins Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Miss Allaire Hancock (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Laura Hughes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Mayson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Brookins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Earline Padgett (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Richard Hurd (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Harley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Mitchell Goodwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Bartlett (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Bessie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Morris Shorts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Oscar Gonzalez (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

Ms. Fanette Tate (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Esther Johnson (NORWOOD, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Alford (CONYERS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Kelsey (PHILADELPHIA, Penn.)

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

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

Mr. Earl Johnson (CAJON, Calif.)

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

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

Mr. Ronnie Hickson (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Putnam (LYONS, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Johnson (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Fielding (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ida Palmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jonelle Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Flora Horton (NORRISTOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. William Yarber (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Brookins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. John Bowers (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Georgia Reeder (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Palmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mitchell Goodwin

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

Mrs. Mary Mayson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Walker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Jones (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Jongma (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Allaire Hancock (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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."

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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."

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Overtime

Venus Williams, Hewitt win in straight sets

Optional holiday declared as Brazilians bask in championship

Overtime

Venus too quick for umpire; Henin beats Seles

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Artist's corner

'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.

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.

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

Girl says sex was mistake

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

Your style

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

'Scooby' does have some laughs

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

My page

Instrument of success

Question of the week

Xtreme calendar

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?

Experts say cyber-terrorism fears are overdone

Suspected hi-tech pedophiles arrested in seven countries

Video puts words into mouths

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