Kile autopsy confirms he died of blocked coronary arteries
CHICAGO -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile died from a blockage of the arteries supplying the heart, and there was no evidence that drugs contributed to his death, Cook County's coroner said Tuesday.

Expos' former minority partners sue Selig, Loria
NEW YORK -- Baseball's contraction plan sparked another lawsuit Tuesday, with former minority partners of the Expos accusing commissioner Bud Selig with mail fraud and wire fraud.

Expos' former minority partners sue Selig, Loria

Williams will asks cremation

Williams will asks cremation
INVERNESS, Fla. -- The family feud over Ted Williams' body deepened Tuesday when his will showed he wanted to be cremated, while the executor of his estate said the slugger later decided to be frozen.

Kile autopsy confirms he died of blocked coronary arteries

Attorneys for Williams' children discuss body's fate

Attorneys for Williams' children discuss body's fate
INVERNESS, Fla. -- Attorneys for the son and oldest daughter of Ted Williams and his estate met Monday to discuss whether the Hall of Famer's body will remain frozen.

Some vacationers enjoy beaches close to home

Braves notebook
CHICAGO - Atlanta left fielder Chipper Jones isn't willing to say one of the longest dry spells of his career is over.

Chicago overpowers Atlanta

Braves notebook
CHICAGO - The Wrigley Field visitors bullpen doesn't afford any protection from prying eyes or sarcastic Chicago Cubs fans. It's not exactly the location Atlanta's Tom Glavine would have picked to rediscover the command of his sinker, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

Braves notebook

Chicago overpowers Atlanta
CHICAGO - Jason Marquis has done his part to perpetuate the notion that one day he'll be the ace of the Braves' staff.

Millwood stifles Chicago's bats
CHICAGO - By the time the shadows began stretching across the Wrigley Field grandstand, Atlanta's Kevin Millwood looked like he'd taken a dip in Lake Michigan.

Business briefs

Augusta is leader in pharmacist pay
Augusta pharmacists enjoy the highest median income in the state, according to a recent survey of independent and chain pharmacists, but a local association is asking for a second opinion.

Industrial production rises 0.8 percent in June
WASHINGTON -- Industrial production jumped by 0.8 percent in June, the sixth straight monthly increase after being hit hard in last year's recession.

Businesses boost inventories in May
WASHINGTON -- U.S. companies boosted stocks of unsold goods in May, marking the first increase in their inventories in 16 months, a sign that the economic recovery is making businesses feel more comfortable about replenishing supplies.

Business briefs
Broadband communications provider Knology Inc. announced Tuesday a deal to restructure its existing debt to eliminate about $250 million, company President and CEO Rodger Johnson said.

Augusta is leader in pharmacist pay

Toyota to build in state
JEFFERSON, Ga. - Toyota Industries Corp., joined by Gov. Roy Barnes and the consul general of Japan, announced Monday that it will bring high-paying jobs to Georgia's Jackson County with a $60 million manufacturing plant.

Zoning worries retiree facility
It's not Hank Aaron's planned Jaguar and Land Rover dealership that Paul Armstrong worries about; it's the other things that could be built next door to the retirement community he manages.

Toyota to build in state

Business briefs

Will minors score from strike?
As billionaire owners and millionaire players march lockstep toward what could be Major League Baseball's ninth work stoppage since 1972, South Atlantic League officials cast an anxious eye on each new development.

Businesses boost inventories in May

Business briefs
Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.'s WGAC-AM (580) has won two Gabby awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters, including station of the year.

Low incomes hinder home sales
ATHENS, Ga. - Nearly a third of Georgia families cannot afford to buy a home, according to a University of Georgia study on affordable housing.

Will minors score from strike?

Rhetoric or reality?

Wanted: black judges

Patients' bill works

Putting out the fire

Lindh term too light

A just sentence

Drive-ins renaissance
WALNUTPORT, Pa. - More than two hours before the movie began, families lined their truck beds with blankets and set out lawn chairs for an evening of tailgating, tossing footballs and visits to the playground.

'Men in Black II' still No. 1
LOS ANGELES -- "Men in Black II" continues to rake in the green, grossing $24.4 million to remain the No. 1 movie for a second straight weekend.

At the Movies: 'Eight Legged Freaks'
When campy B movies click, they're fun, unpretentious diversions. When they fail, they're just annoying.

In the know
The Augusta Chronicle's book club will hold a discussion meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 25, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 August West Parkway. The book club is reading A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole ($12, Grove Press), a satirical novel that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1981. The book follows the disdainful adventures of arrogant, contemptuous Ignatius J. Reilly - a 1960s slacker - when he's forced to get a job in his hometown of New Orleans.

In the know
NBC executives dug through the network's archives to bring viewers the Most Outrageous Game Show Moments at 8 on WAGT-TV (Channel 26). Perhaps one of the funniest retrospective specials of last season, this show is shockingly adult in revealing scenes that have rarely aired on television. It's worth watching just to see the Newlywed Game segment in which a contestant is too frank when asked: "Where is the strangest place you've ever had whoopee?"

Cold avocado soup chills hot summer days
Winter is usually considered soup season. But, a cold soup in the summer can be a refreshing change of pace.

Red wine a perfect complement to right fish
So here is this beautiful swordfish fillet, about an inch-and-a-half thick, weighing a bit more than a pound, snowy white with a slight reddish cast around one edge where the skin is. Perfect for two for dinner. What do we do with it?

Stores tempt tweens with glitter, gloss
Lipstick. Nail polish. Body glitter. Temporary tattoos.

Small portions
Taking a family vacation doesn't have to mean taking a vacation from sensible eating.

Senior calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

Athlete of the day
Today's Georgia Games athlete of the day is Tim Barrett of Evans.

Results
Here are results from Georgia Games events.

Evans grad wins youth golf by five strokes
The last time Jason LaPorte participated in the Georgia Games, he was squeezed out of a bronze medal.

Athletes to watch
Charles Prescott, Jr., finished fourth in the men's black belt heavyweight championship Saturday at Patriots Park Gym

Young diver has no fears
Her cheeks puff out and her big brown eyes bulge from their sockets. The little blonde blowfish has something to prove. Forty seconds later, the goal is reached.

Georgia Games take breather
With the Georgia Games Championships taking a one-day breather Tuesday, organizers said they are pleased with the event so far and expect an increase in participants this weekend.

Macon shuts out Augusta
MACON, Ga. - Scott Thorman hit two home runs and finished with a game-high six RBI as the Macon Braves shut out the Augusta GreenJackets 10-0 on Monday at Luther Williams Field.

Marte's hit downs Augusta
MACON, Ga. - Andy Marte singled to drive in Gregor Blanco in the 10th inning and lift the Macon Braves to a 3-2 win over the Augusta GreenJackets at Luther Williams Field on Tuesday night.

The truth hurts: Tiger is tough to beat

Garcia takes some important lessons from U.S. Open into British
GULLANE, Scotland -- Sergio Garcia learned some important lessons as he waggled his way through an eventful few days last month on Bethpage Black.

Garcia takes some important lessons from U.S. Open into British

Elkington makes it to Muirfield; Brooks out

Duval: Tiger Woods is smarter than his competition

Duval: Tiger Woods is smarter than his competition
GULLANE, Scotland -- Defending British Open champion David Duval believes he knows Tiger Woods' secret: He's smarter than everybody else he plays.

Thorpe tees off on Irwin
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- When it comes to playing golf, Jim Thorpe thinks Hale Irwin has few equals. When dealing with fans, Thorpe believes Irwin has a lot of work to do.

Duval feeling good vibes as defending champion
GULLANE, Scotland -- The tall grass and pot bunkers brought back fond memories for David Duval. He's not in Lytham anymore, but those unique characteristics of links golf made him feel at home at Muirfield as the British Open champion.

Duval feeling good vibes as defending champion

Elkington makes it to Muirfield; Brooks out
GULLANE, Scotland -- Former PGA champion Steve Elkington qualified for the British Open on Monday, while Mark Brooks will miss golf's oldest major for the first time since 1993.

Tiger slammed with women membership issues
GULLANE, Scotland -- Tiger Woods was vague, his answers repetitive. For the first time at a major championship, he seemed unprepared and uncomfortable when handling a topic that was bound to come up at Muirfield.

The truth hurts: Tiger is tough to beat
GULLANE, Scotland -- Nothing is wrong with admitting the obvious.

Macon shuts out Augusta

Nike Peach Jam results and schedule

The son also rises

Hoops net big victory

Despite size, Beasley is on the bench

Forty players file for arbitration
TORONTO -- Boston's Glen Murray and Dallas' Jason Arnott are among 40 players who filed for arbitration Tuesday.

Some vacationers enjoy beaches close to home
Your summer travels continue ...

Braves shut out Cubs
CHICAGO -- There are some days when everything just feels right. When Kevin Millwood has one of those days, pity the guys who have to face him.

'Hymn' speaks of Christ's coming

Turn government to 'stone soup'

Americans mass destroy themselves

Commissioners, mayor: resign

Complains of alcohol sales at 'Fourth' celebration

Harlem should save Hardy's home

Supports Augusta National, private clubs

'Chronicle' should use common sense when placing articles

Phrase a meaningless sop to majority

Red wine a perfect complement to right fish

'Men in Black II' still No. 1

In the know

Stores tempt tweens with glitter, gloss

At the Movies: 'Eight Legged Freaks'

Drive-ins renaissance

Cold avocado soup chills hot summer days

In the know

Senior calendar

Small portions

Shepherd signs deal with Lynx
Jim Shepherd, who scored 21 points on 12 goals and nine assists last season for the Augusta Lynx, signed a one-year contract with the team Monday.

Shepherd signs deal with Lynx

Across the southeast

News you can use

Officials recall concerns over donation requests

Across the area

Tips aided drug raids

Audit agency blasts Commerce
COLUMBIA - The state's audit agency has released a blistering report on the Commerce Department, noting illegal spending, management lapses and a spendthrift attitude that cost taxpayers millions.

Lawyers outline perjury charges

County OKs rezoning request for Aaron's new car dealership
Hank Aaron's Jaguar and Land Rover dealership is expected to be be open in early 2003. Columbia County Commission unanimously approved a rezoning request Tuesday night.

LeBlanc refuses extradition

Ex-wife's allegations led to home search
Richmond County authorities used allegations by Paul Sanders' ex-wife to obtain a warrant to search his home for white supremacy literature and bomb-making materials, according to court documents released this week.

Fire chief says he addressed juror findings
Fresh from a weeklong vacation, Augusta Fire Chief Al Gillespie said Monday the findings of a 124-page investigation into his department have been largely addressed since he started on the job.

Board approves charter schools
Nothing is holding Aiken County's two new charter schools back from an Aug. 12 start date.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A Seattle-area computer consultant convicted of mailing a package bomb to his ex-wife was sentenced Monday in an Atlanta federal court to 18 years in prison.

Officials recall concerns over donation requests
Jerry Newman, the former executive director of the Southeastern Burn Foundation, said he was skeptical when, about two years ago, he was approached by then-Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few for a donation to a local fire safety education program.

Laurels for Hardy

Justice agency accused of rights violations
The Atlanta chapter of the Service Employees International Union, which covers state employees, is accusing the Department of Juvenile Justice of using polygraph tests to muzzle Augusta workers and possibly violating their First Amendment rights.

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Across Georgia and South Carolina
COLUMBIA -An HIV-infected inmate was convicted Tuesday of raping a prison librarian.

Black women put marriage on backburner

Across the area
A Graniteville woman, charged with felonies after she left her two children in a hot car, surrendered to authorities Tuesday, authorities said. She was released on a personal recognizance bond, police said.

Audit agency blasts Commerce

Mayor violated no laws in letter
Mayor Bob Young broke no law when he wrote an upbeat letter recommending former Fire Chief Ronnie Few to Washington, D.C., officials two years ago. But it was a serious error in judgment to give a glowing endorsement to a public safety official under investigation for malfeasance, ethics experts say.

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Closed-meeting grievance reaches law firm
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority's newly hired law firm - as one of its first official duties - will respond to an inquiry from the state attorney general's office regarding a closed meeting that was held last month under protest from The Augusta Chronicle.

Beech Island church is oldest, book says
The debate over which is the oldest black Baptist church in America may never end.

News you can use
July 17, 1947 Bowdre Bates, driving a streamlined, underslung racer, flashed to victory yesterday in the sixth annual Augusta soap Box Derby, outdistancing rivals in six separate heats to win the title of Augusta champion.

Across the southeast
DESTREHAN, La. -Four Pakistani nationals working aboard a grain ship docked near New Orleans left the vessel without permission and were apparently headed for Texas, authorities said.

LeBlanc refuses extradition
Aaron LeBlanc told a Columbia County judge Tuesday he did not want to return to North Carolina to face rape charges.

GBI hunts unlisted sex offenders
ATLANTA - About a third of the letters the Georgia Bureau of Investigation sends to released sex offenders are returned, reducing the effectiveness of an online registry designed to track such convicts.

Tips aided drug raids
Grovetown Public Safety Director Al Robinson said two drug arrests made earlier this week are just the beginning.

DOT unveils plan for road extension

Canal authority redesigns bike trails
A planned network of bicycle trails linking the Augusta Canal headgates area with Jimmie Dyess Park, Lake Olmstead and downtown's Riverwalk Augusta will be redesigned in efforts to attract bidders who can complete the project within budget.

Fire chief says he addressed juror findings

News you can use

Hopeful narrows Walker's fund lead

Area burglaries rise

Mayor violated no laws in letter

LeBlanc will return to Augusta

Automaker donates robots to career center

Investigation clears officer of excessive force allegation

Closed-meeting grievance reaches law firm

Council candidates talk taxes

Board approves charter schools

DOT unveils plan for road extension
A proposed route that officials say will give motorists an easier drive to Augusta's medical center area was unveiled to the public Monday.

Across the area

Beech Island church is oldest, book says

Braves shut out Cubs

Across the area
A Graniteville mother who left her two children unattended in a hot car is expected to turn herself in today to face two felony charges, police said Monday.

Council candidates talk taxes
AIKEN - It was a question without a consensus answer among the candidates running for Aiken County Council.

News you can use
JULY 16, 1984 Augusta police were searching for an escapee from the Augusta Youth Development Center who stole his sister's car Sunday while she visited Augusta.

Justice agency accused of rights violations

Laurels for Hardy
HARLEM - It was Simon Calvert's sixth trip to America.

Black women put marriage on backburner
SAVANNAH - A single sentence in a recently released study on national marriage trends highlights an alarming statistic specifically related to black women.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Richard Simanski of Evans.

Police check out tips in slaying
North Augusta police were investigating more than a dozen tips Monday in the slaying of former Mayor Donald Kimbrough Ledford, but they still had not found the killer or the victim's missing Jeep.

Police check out tips in slaying

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Lawyers outline perjury charges
AIKEN - The perjury trial of a Savannah River Site employee who was denied her claim of sexual harassment began Monday in U.S. District Court.

Retiring has not slowed ex-chief
He has cleaned out his office at the National Science Center Foundation and officially entered retirement, but Fred Davison isn't slowing down.

91 enter course to train for class
Army Arabic language instructor Vianne Prowse will soon be teaching a different subject to very different audience.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Fred Jensen of Evans.

Investigation clears officer of excessive force allegation
A North Augusta officer accused of using excessive force during an arrest has been cleared of wrongdoing by an internal investigation, Public Safety Chief Lee Wetherington said Monday.

Area burglaries rise
Scott Doss returned from a two-week summer vacation and found his Augusta home ransacked.

LeBlanc will return to Augusta
When Aaron LeBlanc returns to Augusta for a new extradition hearing, he will have new charges waiting for him.

Man pleads guilty in deal
A Hephzibah man who killed his best friend he suspected had molested a member of his family pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of homicide Tuesday.

Mayor told to move his car
JACKSON - Off to the side of Horace Landrum's yard sits his son Marty's 1973 blue Ford Maverick.

Automaker donates robots to career center
AIKEN - When the flatbed truck pulled into the Aiken County Career Center at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Stan Johnson bolted out of the front door to meet the driver.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Hurry up and wait in line at the Division of Motor Vehicles, because offices across South Carolina will close temporarily at the end of the month to upgrade the state's computer system.

Correction
The special mayoral election for Jackson, S.C., will be Sept. 17. Because inaccurate information was provided to The Augusta Chronicle, that date was inaccurately reported in Tuesday's editions.

Correction

Hopeful narrows Walker's fund lead
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Democrat Tony Center has poured $255,282 of his own money into his campaign for Congress, narrowing the money gap in the 12th District primary with fund-raising leader Charles Walker Jr.

Some coaches are in it for the basketball
Gary Tuell dressed down for the part. No school logo. No school colors. No misconceptions about what his school had to gain from the meat market of high school basketball talent assembled at the Nike Peach Jam.

Yates: Chances are 'slim' that Rudd will be back in No. 28
Ricky Rudd's options for his future were shortened Monday when his car owner indicated it was unlikely the veteran racer would be back in the No. 28 Ford.

Franchitti excited by tour of Denver Grand Prix course
DENVER -- About six weeks before the inaugural Grand Prix of Denver, Dario Franchitti took a spin around the 1.65-mile street course and proclaimed: "This is going to be cool."

Yates: Chances are 'slim' that Rudd will be back in No. 28

Franchitti excited by tour of Denver Grand Prix course

Iverson to turn self in Tuesday
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson prepared to surrender to police on charges he burst into his cousin's apartment with a handgun and threatened two men.

Iverson released after arraignment
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson was arraigned Tuesday on charges he stormed into a cousin's apartment with a gun and threatened two men while looking for his wife. He was released on $10,000 bond after 11 hours in custody.

Iverson released after arraignment

Leslie leads West to victory

Minnesota Lynx coach resigns

Panthers sign seventh-round pick Campion

Panthers sign fourth-round pick Wesley

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Mrs. Annie Taylor    (HARRISON, Ga.)
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Mr. Ernest Dunbar    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Richard Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Kathleen Nieves    (BONEVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Myra Reynolds (WILMINGTON, N.C.)

Mr. Isaac Daniels, Sr. (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Mr. David Hall (ASTORIA, N.Y.)

Mr. Robert Lewis (WRENS, Ga.)

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Mr. Thomas Evans (EVANS, Ga.)

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Mrs. Pearl Crosby (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Danniel Solum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Kathleen Nieves (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

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Mrs. Edith Bodie (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mrs. Zennie McGahee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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'Chronicle' should use common sense when placing articles
I wish to congratulate The Chronicle for another ground-breaking, cutting-edge news story. When I opened up my July 7 edition, I was immediately transfixed by the sight of a half-dead, wild pig splayed across the front page of the newspaper. The feral pig problem is a major issue that needs to be addressed, and I am glad The Chronicle was able to break this story and highlight it with the Enron scandal and the major economic impact that the Georgia Games will bring to Augusta. Bill Hamilton, Augusta

Wanted: black judges
This newspaper is opposed to affirmative action, especially in the judiciary, but the dismal shortage of black judges in South Carolina explains why there is support in some quarters for the unconstitutional practice.

Phrase a meaningless sop to majority
I am writing this on the Fourth of July, while thinking how fortunate I am that the Founding Fathers dared to throw off the yoke of allegiance to the British monarchy, and for their later wisdom in framing and accepting our Constitution. Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

Commissioners, mayor: resign
I have read some of the Special Grand Jury's presentation and if only 10 percent of what I have read is true, then Augusta commissioners should hang their heads in shame. If they had any honor, they would all resign - effective today. This includes Mayor Bob Young. Thomas R. Thigpen Sr., Augusta

Rhetoric or reality?
The Department of Energy's announcement that $216 million in accelerated cleanup funds is going to the Savannah River Site is welcome news, but it must be remembered that, as U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says, "This money ... represents a down payment toward more aggressive cleanup efforts."

Harlem should save Hardy's home
It's about time that the city of Harlem, Ga., is finally doing something to honor Oliver Norvell Hardy Jr., other than the festival it holds once a year (The Chronicle, July 3, Metro). R. Angeletti, Waynesboro, Ga.

Turn government to 'stone soup'
I am 85-years-old, but I can remember when I was in the first grade in a Jefferson County school. My teacher's name was Mrs. Sally Maude Tabb. She read to us about Uncle Remus, Br'er Rabbit, the Tar Baby and the briar patch. Harry Oliphant, Hephzibah, Ga.

Patients' bill works
As Washington deals with terrorism, homeland security, corporate corruption, soaring deficits and a plummeting stock market, U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood's "Patients' Bill of Rights" isn't exactly on Congress' front burner.

Complains of alcohol sales at 'Fourth' celebration
I know there are others out there who feel as I do about this. I have already complained to the Augusta Commission and the mayor's office and am in the process of filing a formal complaint with Internal Affairs about the Fourth of July celebration at the Riverwalk. Yvette P. Dement, Augusta

Putting out the fire
"Frankly, several of the recommendations were things I didn't need a grand jury report to tell me."

A just sentence
Justice has been well served in the case of Heidi Dodd - the 36-year-old North Augusta mother of four who left her baby daughter in a dangerously hot van June 4 while she ducked into an Augusta store to do some shopping.

Lindh term too light
Does the plea bargain struck between lawyers for John Walker Lindh and the federal government satisfy justice? It depends on how you feel about the young American Taliban foot soldier.

'Hymn' speaks of Christ's coming
Regarding Lee Herron's July 4 letter concerning The Battle Hymn of the Republic: Karen R. Jones, Augusta

Americans mass destroy themselves
In the "war on terror" we are constantly bombarded with the term "weapons of mass destruction," referring to biological, chemical and nuclear weapons that terrorists may use against our nation. However, we never hear anything about the weapons of mass destruction we use against ourselves. T. Lucien Mohammed, M.D., Aiken, S.C.

Supports Augusta National, private clubs
I must speak out against the actions and threats by the National Council of "I-Don't-Know-What-Kind-of-Women" Organization. I heard they want the National to be forced to accept women. That is a private club, for crying out loud. James Waid, Leah, Ga.

U.S. roster for MLS game brings back some old-timers

Athlete of the day

Evans grad wins youth golf by five strokes

Overtime

Athletes to watch

Armstrong waits for mountains

Young diver has no fears

Death takes a champion, puzzling doctors

Results

In a rarity, Armstrong fails to finish first in Tour time-trial

Overtime

Overtime
North Augusta's Wesley Carter led the charge of area golfers who qualified for the 71st annual South Carolina Golf Association Amateur Championship.

In a rarity, Armstrong fails to finish first in Tour time-trial
LORIENT, France -- Lance Armstrong isn't the dominating force he used to be in Tour de France time trials.

Armstrong waits for mountains
BORDEAUX, France -- For those who think Lance Armstrong is in trouble because he lost an important stage in the Tour de France, the Texan has a word of advice - wait.

U.S. roster for MLS game brings back some old-timers
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. national team is bringing back veterans of the 1990s for the Major League Soccer All-Star game on Aug. 3.

Overtime
A statement from former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn on the Augusta National Golf Club's lack of female members was forged, a spokeswoman for the Nuclear Threat Initiative said Monday.

Death takes a champion, puzzling doctors
LAS VEGAS -- Pedro Alcazar spent much of his last day alive like any other tourist. He watched pirates do battle on the Strip, had lunch atop the tallest building in town and fed some quarters into slot machines.

Nike Peach Jam results and schedule
Here are results from the Nike Peach Jam and a schedule of upcoming games.

Despite size, Beasley is on the bench
All 7 feet of James Beasley is sitting on the bench - has been, in fact, for most of the game - and one might think that he must be the most underutilized big man in the Peach Jam.

Hoops net big victory
The Houston Hoops built a big lead early and held off the Howard Pulley (Minn.) All-Stars, 85-76, in the first semifinal game of the Nike Peach Jam Tuesday night at Riverview Park.

The son also rises
Being the son of a famous baseball player should be easy.

Nike Peach Jam results and schedule
Here are results from the Nike Peach Jam and a schedule of upcoming games.

Panthers sign fourth-round pick Wesley
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers signed cornerback Dante Wesley, fourth-round draft pick, to a three-year contract worth $1.239 million Monday.

Panthers sign seventh-round pick Campion
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers on Tuesday agreed to terms with seventh-round draft choice Pete Campion.

Some coaches are in it for the basketball

'Headhunter' game could have been better
So you think you might want to earn a little extra cash by rounding up criminals?

Custom cursors available for your PC
You know you don't have enough to do when you start to think about customizing your Windows cursor, the pointer thingawichy screen graphic that's controlled by the mouse.

Eldorado, N.M., is the nation's solar-home capital
ELDORADO, N.M. -- It's sizzling outside in the desert heat, yet Fred and Barbara Raznick are nice and cool inside their solar-powered adobe home without air conditioning or ceiling fans.

Two basketball signees ineligible
Georgia basketball coach Jim Harrick said Tuesday that two Bulldog signees are academically ineligible for next season.

Uga VI steals show at Washington reception
WASHINGTON -- It was unlike most Washington receptions: senators and congressmen were there, but the celebrity most in demand Tuesday was a panting short guy who flew up from Georgia in a private jet to be with his admirers.

Uga VI steals show at Washington reception

Gamecocks' physician resigns

Gamecocks' physician resigns
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Dr. Robert Peele is resigning as the University of South Carolina's athletic team physician after nearly 20 years.

Minnesota Lynx coach resigns
MINNEAPOLIS -- Brian Agler, the only head coach the Minnesota Lynx have ever had, resigned Tuesday but will remain as the WNBA franchise's general manager.

Leslie leads West to victory
WASHINGTON -- Another win in the WNBA All-Star game for the Western Conference, another MVP trophy for Lisa Leslie.

Take Mom's advice, avoid relationship with older boy

Xtreme calendar

Thrill of Competition

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Audio best

Student receives Eagle Scout ranking
Eric Scukanec will be flying high as an Eagle Scout after a nature workout.

Save money, rent the first 'Men in Black'

Spyt will tour next summer
Members of the band Spyt are younger than most of the other bands that played for the Locobazooka crowd July 6, but they are veterans of the Augusta music scene.

Student receives Eagle Scout ranking

Save money, rent the first 'Men in Black'
Men In Black 2 never fails to disappoint and goes the distance in the race for worst tired retread ever.

Question of the week

Bands rock hard in Augusta heat
For those who braved the heat and humidity, rewards were abundant at the Locobazooka music festival July 6.

My pad

Xtreme calendar
Tweet and Mary J. Blige perform at 7:30 p.m. at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta.

Your style

Question of the week
Do you think the death penalty should be legal?

My pad
THE FACTS: Megan Bradberry, 17, is a rising senior at North Augusta High School.

Your style
THE FACTS: Sarah Wilson, 15, a rising sophomore at Thomson High School

Take Mom's advice, avoid relationship with older boy
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I like an older person, and my mom doesn't like him. I want to go out with him, but I don't know if I should, because my mom doesn't want me to. I really love this guy. What should I do? - 13-year-old North Augusta girl

Artist's corner
The Morris Museum of Art is forming a Teen Advisory Council for young artists interested in planning museum events for ages 15-18.

Thrill of Competition
Sometimes even a national ranking in wakeboarding isn't enough to get Josh Gailbreath going.

'Headhunter' game could have been better

Custom cursors available for your PC

Eldorado, N.M., is the nation's solar-home capital