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

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: '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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

How long will God be patient?

Judges create law where none exists

Fellow jurors all thankful to God

Demand more from county council

Americans should stand against minority

Get tough on corporate criminals

Meat eaters' lessons not learned

Music sharing goes cellular

In the know

Vanilla yogurt adds tang to cole slaw

Men in black

Age old question

At the Movies: 'Men in Black II'

At the Movies: 'Like Mike'

In the know

Small portions

These chardonnays embody simplicity

At the Movies: 'The Powerpuff Girls Movie'

'Deeds' debuts with $37.2 million

Exhibits relocate to Queens

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.

Police find poker machine stash

Leaders consider move to old mall

Across the area

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.

Holiday checkpoints planned

Across the southeast

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.

Augusta officials approve land use

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.

Across the area

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Apologetic councilman resigns

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.

Around town

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

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

Correction

True grits

Police seek explosives, Klan material

Subscriber of the day

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

It's getting harder to thwart bike theft

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.

Man faced sex charge in '94 also

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

Education levels increase locally

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.

Funding will pay for new programs

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.

Fourth festivities

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 Georgia

Police recover hand grenade that woman brought to work

Women's group proposes new poverty standard

News you can use

Hardy in Harlem

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.

Company considers returning to arena

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

Augusta government rates well overall

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

Schools will see rise in funding

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.

Fourth festivities
Here is a rundown of Independence Day events.

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.

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.

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

Across Georgia

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.

Correction

Playing with fire

Lottery's program cuts cost of tuition

Recycling progresses

News you can use

Subscriber of the day

Woman's attorney asks for reduction

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.

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

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

Mrs. Mary Mayson    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Benjamin Baldy Sr.    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Helen Noe    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Leta Bowers    (SALUDA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ida Palmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Maebelle Coleman    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. James Pardue    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mrs. Maebelle Coleman    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mrs. Martha Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Wade Dawkins Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Georgia Reeder    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Theresa Gembicki    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Betty Posey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Morris Hazel    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mr. Dennis Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Miss Allaire Hancock    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ida Palmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Mitchell Goodwin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Pardue (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Flora Horton (NORRISTOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Putnam (LYONS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Bartlett (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Brookins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mayson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Johnson (CAJON, Calif.)

Mrs. Irene Harley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Palmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mitchell Goodwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Mitchell Goodwin

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

Mr. Henry Jongma (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Morris Shorts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Fielding (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Oscar Gonzalez (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Esther Johnson (NORWOOD, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Mayson (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Fanette Tate (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Hickson (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Earline Padgett (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bessie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Johnson (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Jonelle Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Hurd (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Joseph Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Hughes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bessie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Brookins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. John Bowers (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. William Yarber (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Kelsey (PHILADELPHIA, Penn.)

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

Mrs. Ida Palmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgia Reeder (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Alford (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Walker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Miss Allaire Hancock (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Robert Jones (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Miss Allaire Hancock (AIKEN, S.C.)

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."

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

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.

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."

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Overtime

Venus too quick for umpire; Henin beats Seles

Venus Williams, Hewitt win in straight sets

Overtime

Optional holiday declared as Brazilians bask in championship

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Girl says sex was mistake

Instrument of success

'Scooby' does have some laughs

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

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

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

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.

My page

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

'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.

Question of the week

Artist's corner

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.

Xtreme calendar

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

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?

Suspected hi-tech pedophiles arrested in seven countries

Video puts words into mouths

Experts say cyber-terrorism fears are overdone

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