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

Managers worried about game's image

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

Braves notebook

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.

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.

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.

Office Depot will relocate

Entrepreneurs get advice

Nasdaq's close marks its lowest in five years

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.

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
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

Summit successes

Sullivan sets example

Try Downs in Ga.

Education options

Good riddance

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.

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?

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

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
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.

Sorenstam surges toward U.S. Women's Open

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.

Demand more from county council

Fellow jurors all thankful to God

Get tough on corporate criminals

How long will God be patient?

Judges create law where none exists

Meat eaters' lessons not learned

Americans should stand against minority

'Deeds' debuts with $37.2 million

In the know

At the Movies: 'Men in Black II'

Age old question

At the Movies: 'The Powerpuff Girls Movie'

In the know

These chardonnays embody simplicity

Vanilla yogurt adds tang to cole slaw

Exhibits relocate to Queens

At the Movies: 'Like Mike'

Music sharing goes cellular

Small portions

Men in black

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.

Subscriber of the day

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.

Fourth festivities

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.

Augusta officials approve land use

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

Across Georgia

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

Across South Carolina

Police recover hand grenade that woman brought to work

Women's group proposes new poverty standard

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.

Police find poker machine stash

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

Hardy in Harlem

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.

Correction

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.

Company considers returning to arena

Leaders consider move to old mall

Across the area

Playing with fire

Augusta government rates well overall

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

Police seek explosives, Klan material

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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
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.

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.

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

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 southeast

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.

Correction

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.

Funding will pay for new programs

Woman's attorney asks for reduction

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.

Recycling progresses

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.

News you can use

It's getting harder to thwart bike theft

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.

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.

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
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.

Around town

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

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

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.

Schools will see rise in funding

Across Georgia

True grits

Across the area

Man faced sex charge in '94 also

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.

Apologetic councilman resigns

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

Around town

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.

Subscriber of the day

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.

Education levels increase locally

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.

Holiday checkpoints planned

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

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.

Fourth festivities
Here is a rundown of Independence Day events.

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. William Yarber    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mr. David Nixon Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mattie Bellamy    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Tracy Coleman Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Helen Kelsey    (PHILADELPHIA, Penn.)
Mrs. Lillian Bartlett    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Earl Johnson    (CAJON, Calif.)
Mr. Ronnie Hickson    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Dr. John Bowers    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Mitchell Goodwin
Family was everything to Mitchell Goodwin, those who knew him said.

Mrs. Mattie Bellamy    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Oscar Gonzalez    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
Mr. Ben Baldy Sr.    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Ida Palmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Marian Walker    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Charlotte McDuffee    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. James Turner Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jonelle Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Ms. Fanette Tate    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Christine Jackson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Willie Sullivan    (ESSEX, M.D.)
Mr. Lavern Toole    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Morris Shorts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Alford    (CONYERS, Ga.)
Mrs. Bessie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Margie Brookins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Martha Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bertha Fielding    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lawrence Rearden Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Margie Brookins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Maebelle Coleman    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. Dennis Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Hazel Crocker    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Earline Padgett    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. James Edmonds    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
Mrs. Katie Sullivan    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)
Miss Allaire Hancock    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Mayson    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Flora Horton    (NORRISTOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Jones    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Laura Hughes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Jimmy Johnson    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mrs. Carolyn Putnam    (LYONS, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Richard Hurd    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Esther Johnson    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Mr. Morris Hazel    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mr. Henry Jongma    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Turner Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Edna Joye    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Xilena Abellan    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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.)
Mr. Wade Dawkins Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Martha Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Theresa Gembicki    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Georgia Reeder    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Irene Harley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bessie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Allaire Hancock    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Betty Posey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Mitchell Goodwin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Jongma (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Fielding (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Mayson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Harley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Mitchell Goodwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Yarber (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Martha Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Morris Shorts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Putnam (LYONS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ida Palmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Oscar Gonzalez (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora Horton (NORRISTOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mayson (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Ms. Fanette Tate (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mitchell Goodwin

Mr. Ronnie Hickson (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Martha Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Johnson (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Bartlett (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bessie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Jonelle Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Hurd (HARLEM, Ga.)

Miss Allaire Hancock (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Joseph Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Hughes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Johnson (NORWOOD, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margie Brookins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. John Bowers (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Helen Kelsey (PHILADELPHIA, Penn.)

Mrs. Mary Alford (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Palmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Allaire Hancock (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Marian Walker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Robert Jones (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Brookins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Georgia Reeder (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Earline Padgett (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Earl Johnson (CAJON, Calif.)

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

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

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.

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.

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."

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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."

Optional holiday declared as Brazilians bask in championship

Venus Williams, Hewitt win in straight sets

Overtime

Overtime

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your style

Question of the week

My page

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.

Girl says sex was mistake

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

'Scooby' does have some laughs

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.

Instrument of success

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:

Artist's corner

Xtreme calendar

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

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

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