Do you remember life before air conditioning?

Man sues club over wheelchair access for lap dances
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A quadriplegic has sued a strip club, charging that it violates the Americans with Disabilities Act because the lap dance room does not have wheelchair access.

Odds and ends
ADDISON, Vt. -- Carl Root wishes he'd kept his mouth shut.

'Moon River' signs stolen in Savannah
SAVANNAH - It took only a week this time for the Moon River signs to disappear.

Braves notebook
PHILADELPHIA - The importance of Atlanta Braves leadoff man Rafael Furcal to the lineup can't be understated.

Braves notebook

Atlanta holds back Philadelphia rally

Atlanta holds back Philadelphia rally
PHILADELPHIA - The Atlanta Braves have won more games than any team in baseball, but at no time have they looked like a lock to unseat the Arizona Diamondbacks or halt the New York Yankees' rush to immortality.

Braves close door on Phils

Braves close door on Phils
PHILADELPHIA - Everyone who saw Atlanta's Kevin Millwood pitch three years ago expected him to flirt with the Cy Young Award for the next decade.

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
PHILADELPHIA - It's taken him nearly six weeks to feel comfortable again at the plate, but Atlanta left fielder Chipper Jones says he's back.

Where's the best place to put money I'm saving for a house?
Where's the best place to put money I'm saving for a house?

Check out companies before investing

Business calendar

Paying the price

Borrowers beware: The perils of debt consolidation loans
NEW YORK -- The pitch on late-night TV or in mail solicitations is appealing: Consolidate your credit card debt! Slash your monthly payments! Reduce interest rates! One easy monthly payment!

Counties should present a united front
Almost 30 years ago, there was an initiative to build a regional airport halfway between Augusta and Columbia.

Troubled companies turn to retirees to help lead
DETROIT -- When Kmart Corp. started searching for new leadership after it filed for bankruptcy protection, it looked at turnaround experts, financial gurus - and its retired executive pool.

Defaulted loan looms over city
ELBERTON, Ga. - An Elberton retailer wants to keep the lease on the downtown building she says she's invested almost $7,000 in as part of a county revitalization program.

Counties should present a united front

Pocket change
The Augusta Chronicle is looking for a few good salespeople.

Business calendar
Wednesday: Coffee club discussion of economic and investment topics by Leslie Lambert of Edward Jones; 8:30 a.m.; Columbia Professional Center, 4210 6-A Columbia Road.

Chamber developing economic growth plan

On the move

Defaulted loan looms over city

Paying the price
NEW YORK - Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman and Andrea Jung lead three of America's best-known companies, but they also have something else in common.

Where's the best place to put money I'm saving for a house?

Chamber developing economic growth plan
When it comes to economic development, there's apparently no textbook way to do it.

Don't list other people's credentials on your resume

Check out companies before investing
Good companies have good governance in four key areas. Before investing your money, check out:

Borrowers beware: The perils of debt consolidation loans

On the move
Michael McGinnity has joined the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta and Country Suites Augusta Riverwalk hotels as director of sales and marketing.

Troubled companies turn to retirees to help lead

Don't list other people's credentials on your resume
"QUALIFICATIONS: My former and current husbands are Ph.D.s, and my sister is a CPA."

Pocket change

College sports notebook
The big reason why many publications are saying Georgia's football team is capable of great things in 2002 is because of the Bulldogs' 22 starters.

College sports notebook

A robe, and kid gloves

Oust the bully

Yucca fight not over

Not to worry

A grave problem

Cronyism abating

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
On TV, is summer time a dumber time? It sure seems like it now, midway through another heat wave of reality-stunt-showoff folderol.

Cartoon boom
The animation genre is booming on the small and big screens, from the success of comic book heroes such as "Spider-Man" to the popularity of "Rugrats," "Scooby Doo" and other TV cartoons made into theatrical movies. Here are some examples of recent projects.

Groups chasten networks for inadequate diversity
LOS ANGELES -- A coalition of ethnic groups criticized the major television networks for what it called inadequate diversity in programming, and called on advertisers to pressure CBS, which it branded the worst offender.

'The Simpsons': Homer's odyssey
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Doh! It's OK, Homer. You did one thing right. And it's a big thing.

TV Guide's list of 50 worst shows puts 'Springer' at No. 1
NEW YORK -- Worse than "Hee Haw Honeys." More trashy than "Celebrity Boxing." Even more painful than the "XFL."

Home front
The National Kitchen and Bath Association listed "outdoor cooking and cooling equipment" as one of the hot trends for 2002.

'Sex and the City' returns with a baby aboard
NEW YORK -- Oh, baby! The fabulous four of "Sex and the City" are back, but the click-click of their stiletto heels is being challenged by the pitter-patter of little feet.

Arts calendar
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ABC's improvement will be slow, cautious executives say
PASADENA, Calif. -- ABC is working aggressively to improve its ratings performance in the new television season but network executives stopped short of predicting a dramatic turnaround.

Stuffing adds zest to veggies
With the height of summer comes an abundance of fresh, often home-grown produce. Zucchini and bell peppers lurk in many a Southern garden, and Vidalia onions topple from their stately stacks in grocery stores and produce markets.

Don't make fun of accents when visiting the South
Dear Carson: I am doing a research paper on dating etiquette and I would really appreciate it if you would answer some questions for me. Who should pay on the first date? Should the guy walk the girl to her door? In a restaurant who should order first? Should the guy pull out the chair for the girl? Should the guy open the car door and if he does should the girl lean across and unlock his door for him? - Etiquette Essay

Military family enjoys their quarters
Their on-base housing is more like a weekend retreat for Kay and Pat Cavanaugh.

Bop! Boom! Crack! Boing! Ouch!
Bugs Bunny is making people besides Elmer Fudd angry.

Wakeboarding gives pole vaulter acrobatic outlet
Chase Andrews is an adept pole vaulter, enough that he thinks the sport will pay his way through college.

Georgia games notes
Mel Shuman won the Elite Division of the disc golf competition with a 106.

Senior fencer places second
Sweat poured off Earl Shapiro's head after his sword fight Sunday.

Stars shine, fall
The Augusta Youth Athletics (AYA) Stars program experienced both joy and heartbreak in the Georgia Games girls basketball championships, Sunday at Bernie Ward Community Center.

Table tennis offers alternative
It all started with one table in the family garage.

Coleman and Associates win
Coleman and Associates continued its successful season by winning all four of its games Saturday at Diamond Lakes Park to claim the Georgia Games coed softball championship.

Results
Fencing Mixed Open Epee: 1. Bruce Vail, Atlanta Fencers Academy, Gold, 2. Eric Devlin, Fayette Fencers, Silver, 3. Scott Seaman, Fayette Fencers, Bronze, 4. Samantha Humphrey, Fayette Fencers, Bronze

Georgia Games results
Fencing Women's Open Foil: 1. Laura Gettler, Atlanta Fencers, Gold, 2. Shelley McConnell, Atlanta Fencers, Silver, 3. Louise Moore, Augusta, Bronze, 4. Lisa Litteer, Augusta, Bronze

Shuman earns elite gold
Once Mel Shuman started playing disc golf 3 1/2 years ago, it didn't take long for him to realize he had found his sport.

Georgia Games notebook
Cherelle Ferris, of the College Park Ballers, sank three fourth-quarter three-pointers and scored 17 points, leading the Ballers to a 50-45, comeback win over the AYA Stars in the 13-and-under girls basketball finals.

Young at heart
George Gardes, 83, swims the Men's 200-meter freestyle during the Georgia Games Master's Swimming Championships.

Thigpen is effective in loss
Even in defeat, Josh Thigpen continues to wear the look of a completely different pitcher. There is confidence where there once was uncertainty. There is hope where there once was frustration.

GreenJackets notebook
Kevin Huang can't share baseball war stories or crack jokes with his Augusta GreenJackets teammates, but his smile and work ethic have made the 20-year-old relief pitcher a clubhouse favorite.

Around the horn
Infielder Bryan Kent is batting .353 in July, going 18-for-51 with six doubles and one triple in 15 games this month.

Cleanup hitter falls short in win
After hitting sharp line drives for a double and a single, Ryan Brunner went for broke in his third at-bat Sunday afternoon.

Another major for Els that was anything but easy

Grand Slam over as a real British Open gets started
GULLANE, Scotland -- Tiger Woods clenched his teeth on the short walk to the fifth tee, feeling the sharp sting of a cold rain that blew sideways into his face.

Golf roundup
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Ryan Moore defeated Lee Williamson 10 and 9 Saturday to win the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and earn a spot in the 2003 Masters.

'Laid back' Whitaker in first at city amateur

Whitaker wins City Amateur tournament

Golf roundup
VIENNA, Ohio - South Korea's Mi Hyun Kim hit a 7-wood to 4 feet on the 17th hole and made the birdie putt to edge Kelly Robbins by a stroke in the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.

Grand Slam over as a real British Open gets started

Another major for Els that was anything but easy
GULLANE, Scotland -- Relief washed over Ernie Els as he cradled the silver claret jug after winning the British Open in a battle that could have ruined him.

'Laid back' Whitaker in first at city amateur
Slammed clubs, choice words and long faces were the order of the day at the Augusta City Amateur on Saturday.

Kennaday uses short game to net victory
AIKEN - Tom Kennaday did not hit many greens in regulation during the final round of the Palmetto Amateur on Sunday.

Golf roundup

Whitaker wins City Amateur tournament
The way Chip Whitaker was playing, he would have normally breezed to victory Sunday in the Augusta City Amateur golf tournament.

Kennaday uses short game to net victory

Golf roundup

GreenJackets notebook

Thigpen is effective in loss

Cleanup hitter falls short in win

Do you remember life before air conditioning?
These are the times that fry men's soles.

Voter registration deadline is today
Today is the last day for Georgia residents to register for the primary election slated for August 20, 2002.

Introducing Scott Singer for council

Hits cartoon

Pick Napier for council

Contributions by blacks have routinely been ignored

Christians need to take back media

Paper publishes tripe

Endorses singer

Taekwondo competition sloppily run

Why Singer is best for Aiken County

Butler the right choice

Unhappy with Randall on council

Don't make fun of accents when visiting the South

Military family enjoys their quarters

Stuffing adds zest to veggies

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

Bop! Boom! Crack! Boing! Ouch!

'Sex and the City' returns with a baby aboard

Home front

ABC's improvement will be slow, cautious executives say

Cartoon boom

Groups chasten networks for inadequate diversity

Egg-throwers damage neighborhood cars

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

Farmers hope for water

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Across Georgia
CONYERS - More movie and television shows are being filmed in Conyers and Covington, east of Atlanta.

Beef recall signs go up at Krogers
Where's the recalled beef?

Officers' hobbies pay off as second jobs

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH -A man died Saturday trying to find a way out of his burning townhouse on Savannah's southside.

Primary will get 3 seats for GOP
Tuesday's Republican primaries for Aiken County Council will decide three of the four seats up for grabs.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Police found more than they expected when their drug raid in an eastside neighborhood netted 340 bags of heroin and a half kilogram of cocaine in one hotel room.

County in line to land tourney
LEAH, Ga. - Brian Graham's fairways don't look much like those at the Augusta National Golf Club: The grass isn't closely shorn, the trees are a little closer and they're not that green.

Across the area
Authorities say they have caught the cigarette bandit linked to a rash of smash-and-grab burglaries at Augusta convenience stores.

Justice delayed
So much time has passed since Thomas Pruitt bled to death from bullet wounds that his family wonders whether the man accused will ever stand trial.

Companies keep names off river dumping signs
Bob Baurle has seen the Savannah River at its best - and worst.

Across South Carolina

Across the area
The manager of an adult entertainment store, arrested Friday on a charge of operating an illegal business, made bond and was released Saturday.

Overpass proposed to lessen car flow

Subscriber of the day
Tyler Busbee is today's subscriber of the day.

Candidates meet, eat together

Correction
In Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, a photograph accompanying a story on police officers' second jobs credited the wrong source. The photo of Officer Michael Gilliland was a handout provided to the newspaper.

Classrooms for sale
WARRENVILLE - The last year Glenn Sanders served as principal of the old Warrenville Elementary School, he dreaded rainy days. It wasn't for their gloom, but for the growing collection of buckets to catch the rain falling through the leaky roof.

Across Georgia

Blaze driven by wind destroys 2 townhomes
A fire, possibly caused by a discarded cigarette, gutted two townhomes Saturday on Riviera Drive near Washington Road in west Augusta.

News you can use

Hopefuls praise full field

Professors write government text

Around town

Across the southeast

Candidates meet, eat together
Democratic candidates for the 12th Congressional District spent Saturday morning espousing the principles of their party and their own beliefs - when they weren't jabbing at the Republicans and needling one another.

Subscriber of the day

News you can use
JULY 22, 1943 The filling of city reservoirs during the last few days has made little progress, Ernest E. Pund, city engineer and commissioner of public works, said yesterday.

At reunion, song is tribute

Primary will get 3 seats for GOP

Across Georgia

Classrooms for sale

Special deliveries

Across the area

Across the southeast

Justice delayed

Across the area

Deputies capture man after escape

Egg-throwers damage neighborhood cars
Neighbors in an upscale south Augusta neighborhood are considering setting up video cameras to catch the vandals who have been egging their cars for several months.

Deputies capture man after escape
The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office is looking for Eric Young, 20. Mr. Young is black, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds.

Beef recall signs go up at Krogers

News you can use
July 21, 1982 The mysterious illness afflicting Sharkal Gaston, the 4-month-old Jesup, Ga., baby has led to damage of her hearing and sight and produced other neurological abnormalities, doctors said Tuesday.

News you can use

Overpass proposed to lessen car flow
Lowell and Gloria Greenbaum know all about the traffic congestion that Augusta's medical complex attracts to 15th Street.

Correction

Farmers hope for water
The next few days could be critical for Georgia farmers as the drought that has gripped the state for more than four years drags on, combined with a continuing stretch of days with temperatures in the 90s.

DOT looks at new test for bridges

Subscriber of the day
Ed Strickland is today's subscriber of the day.

Companies keep names off river dumping signs

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The state Education Oversight Committee plans to craft recommendations to guide how the state recruits and molds quality teachers.

Across South Carolina

Subscriber of the day

At reunion, song is tribute
Descendants of the minister who wrote I'll Overcome Some Day - the basis for the civil rights theme We Shall Overcome - honored him Sunday in Augusta as the Tindley family wrapped up its first reunion in Georgia.

Officers' hobbies pay off as second jobs
Not all sheriff's deputies moonlight as mall security guards. In Richmond County, there are officers who have second jobs as a magician, a race car mechanic, a radio DJ and a farrier.

Across the southeast
MIAMI -The Coast Guard ended the search Sunday for two men who were aboard a plane that crashed off the Bahamas, officials said.

Across the southeast
BILOXI, Miss. -The NAACP is considering boycotts and picketing to protest inclusion of the Confederate battle flag in a beach flag display on U.S. Highway 90 on the Mississippi coast.

Truancy programs explored
LaLita Ashley is searching for the best truancy program she can find for the city of Aiken.

Voter registration deadline is today

Professors write government text
AIKEN - In South Carolina, a lack of knowledge about government might get the book thrown at you.

Truancy programs explored

DOT looks at new test for bridges
Bridges throughout Georgia will soon undergo required strength tests - the result of a new state law that allows heavier truckloads on state routes.

Special deliveries
With her long, black hair and a smile as bright as the headlights on her truck, Saundra Coachman doesn't look like a postcard version of Mrs. Santa Claus.

Hopefuls praise full field
Seven Democrats vying for one congressional seat could signal a divisive party, but most of those seeking the new 12th District post don't see it that way.

Games need change
The second coming of the Georgia Games Championships to the second-largest city in Georgia shouldn't come to pass without taking a second to reflect on the future of the event.

'Soft walls' aren't among upgrades
LOUDON, N.H. - New Hampshire International Speedway has undergone a change designed to upgrade the quality of racing.

'Soft walls' aren't among upgrades

Burton wins despite track conditions
Ward Burton overcomes poor track conditions in New England 300

Burton wins despite track conditions

NFL camps open doors

Mrs. Lona Green    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Melvin Hurdle Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Kathlyn Harris    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Mae Washington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Daniel Nix    (DEARING, Ga.)
Mr. Ronald Stagg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Bertron Parks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Waulteen Phelps    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Catherine Hatcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Roy Anglin    (DEARING, Ga.)
Mr. Fred Mays    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Allen    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Bertha Black    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Keith Carrington    (GIRARD, Ga.)
Mrs. Goldie Standridge    (GIBSON, Ga.)
Captain David Bryan Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jimmy Garnett    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Roy Hagberg Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Jean Weathers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Hardin Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pauline Hefner    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Catherine Hatcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Jackson Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pauline Hefner    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Alberta Bell    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mrs. Frances Boatwright    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Roy Anglin    (DEARING, Ga.)
Mr. John Brooks    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Laura Nicholson    (SALUDA, S.C.)
Mrs. Frances Boatwright    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Ms. Betty Penny    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Hill Jr.    (MOULTRIE, Ga.)
Bertron Parks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Langford Sr.    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Josephine Davis    (ST. LOUIS, Mo.)
Cedric Drayton    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mr. John Radford    (ATHENS, Ga.)
Miss Jessica Mills    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. John Brooks    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Fred Duckett    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Dr. Asa Duggan Sr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Easley Sr.    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Catherine Hatcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Cedric Drayton (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmy Garnett (EVANS, Ga.)

Dr. Asa Duggan Sr. (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Mays (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Stagg (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Betty Penny (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lona Green (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Bertron Parks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Easley Sr. (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Hurdle Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Bertron Parks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Weathers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Nix (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathlyn Harris (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Waulteen Phelps (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Captain David Bryan Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Hardin Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Goldie Standridge (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Boatwright (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Black (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Keith Carrington (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Jackson Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Anglin (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. John Brooks (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. John Hill Jr. (MOULTRIE, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Bell (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline Hefner (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. John Radford (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mr. James Langford Sr. (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Roy Anglin (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Hatcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Boatwright (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Washington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Nicholson (SALUDA, S.C.)

Miss Jessica Mills (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline Hefner (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Davis (ST. LOUIS, Mo.)

Mr. John Brooks (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Roy Hagberg Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

How the GOP may kick Roy out of the tent
Staring at me across a lunch of hot sausages and beans on a steamy July day, a smart Republican lawyer recites his favorite political parable:

Oust the bully
The difference between a bully and a tyrant, it seems, is simply the extent of one's power.

Contributions by blacks have routinely been ignored
Regarding your stand on black judges (July 16, "Wanted: black judges") in South Carolina. I just may sit this one out. Why not compare black representation in South Carolina, specifically, and throughout the country, generally? Robert "Tunk" Martin, Edgefield, S.C.

Taekwondo competition sloppily run
Here is what I have to say about much of what I saw at the Georgia Games tae kwon do championship. The tournament was unorganized and undisciplined. Discipline and self control are factors that make an athlete not just another athlete. Bryson Johnson, Martinez, Ga.

Why Singer is best for Aiken County
I endorse Scott Singer for District 2 Aiken County Council. Michael A. Burkhart, Aiken, S.C.

A grave problem
Everyone would like to see Augusta picked as a site for a federal veterans' cemetery. With more than 50,000 retired vets living in the Central Savannah River Area, there is even a case to be made that the Garden City should be a site for a federal cemetery.

Endorses singer
On Tuesday we will have the privilege of voting for persons to be our representatives in the political process of governance. An informed electorate that chooses candidates who are dedicated to service, knowledgeable about community issues, forward thinking and work with integrity will find their views fairly and reliably presented. David F. Prim, Aiken, S.C.

A robe, and kid gloves
There is a definite madness to the methods of terrorists anyway. But the madness continues when you get them in the courtroom.

Pick Napier for council
To those who will vote in the July 23 primary for Aiken County Council District 5, you have a clear choice of candidates. Willar H. Hightower Jr., Aiken, S.C.

Paper publishes tripe
I guess I must be slow - after all, I am from the country - but James V. Parker's letter of July 18, "Tribe's gesture touches reader," makes little sense to me. If indeed the Masai did send cows - and one wonders how they could have afforded the transportation costs to the United States - that would truly be a loving gesture of monumental proportion. The gift of their precious cows would be a great story, alone. Rodney P. Benefield, Evans, Ga.

Unhappy with Randall on council
To the voters who live in District 6 in Aiken County, presently represented by Joel Randall: Sandra Beard, Graniteville, S.C.

Hits cartoon
The July 3 cartoon is ridiculous. If Rick McKee does not want to be in Georgia, please give him a job at another of the Morris papers. Very offensive. Do you not realize he is biting the hand that feeds him and The Augusta Chronicle? Bill Quinn, Evans, Ga.

Yucca fight not over
After decades of scientific studies and heavy-duty politicking, Congress finally gave the green light earlier this month for nuclear reactor sites around the nation to send their deadliest nuclear wastes to the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada.

Not to worry
"(But) at no time was patient information compromised, and there was no breach of patient confidentiality."

Cronyism abating
Augusta commissioners have been claiming lately that they're getting along a lot better, that the bad old days of acrimonious racial and geographic divisiveness are drawing to a close.

Butler the right choice
Few realize the importance of the July 23 special election for District 5, Aiken County Council. The primary for this seat was delayed due to redrawing the lines of the district. Now only District 5 candidates will be on the ballot and many may be lackadaisical about going to the polls to vote. Mim Woodring, North Augusta, S.C.

Introducing Scott Singer for council
It's election time again with all the signs, advertisements and promises - and so many unfamiliar names and faces. I, for one, find it hard to go to the polls and vote for a complete stranger. Mary Thomas, Aiken, S.C.

Christians need to take back media
It is time that all Christians unite to take back the media. I suggest the owners of conservative media set a plan in action to buy out smaller chunks of media and then change the trash to the truth. This can lead to buying the likes of The New York Times and Chicago Tribune. Michael J. Rhoden, North Augusta, S.C.

River conditions test top racing class

Tedesco takes top honors

Georgia games notes

Overtime

Georgia Games notebook

Shuman earns elite gold

Senior fencer places second

Table tennis offers alternative

Rematch victory suits Forrest fine

Armstrong closer to title, slams fans for accusing him of doping

Overtime

Wakeboarding gives pole vaulter acrobatic outlet

Boxing notebook

Georgia Games results

Forrest remains champion

Area sports announcements

Indianapolis finds niche in boxing

Gauntt returns to form

Fire try to maintain focus despite myriad distractions
AIKEN - There's the trip to Maryland. Then the tour of the White House. Then the Major League Soccer game where they'll be honored. Then the feeding frenzy of college coaches hoping for the next prospect.

Armstrong closer to title, slams fans for accusing him of doping
MONT VENTOUX, France -- As he closes in on a fourth straight Tour de France title, Lance Armstrong is hearing a familiar but unwelcome chant from fans lining the route.

Overtime
The oldest daughter of Ted Williams is demanding proof that her father wanted to be frozen after his death.

River conditions test top racing class
The class of competitors expected to be the best was below par during qualifying at the Augusta Southern National drag boat races Saturday.

Tedesco takes top honors
The Augusta Southern Nationals drag boat races came down to a contest between old and new: a single-propeller top fuel hydro boat against a dual-propeller vessel.

Forrest remains champion
WBC welterweight champion Vernon Forrest won a unanimous 12-round decision Saturday night over Shane Mosley, beating him for the second time in six months.

Area sports announcements
July 28: Fall Line Archery Club will hold multiple registration for its event at the intersection of Fall Line Freeway and Hwy. 15 in Sandersville, Ga. For more information, call Kevin Morris (478) 552-0394; Charlie Giles (478) 552-3059; Joseph Peyton (478) 348-3105 or Bill Black (478) 348-4609.

Rematch victory suits Forrest fine
INDIANAPOLIS - It was billed as the "Rematch of the Century." But as it turned out, Saturday night's Vernon Forrest-Shane Mosley fight wasn't even the "Rematch of the Night."

Only sunshine makes Armstrong sweat between stages
BEZIERS, France -- Only the hot weather made Lance Armstrong sweat during the 13th stage of the Tour de France.

Area sports roundup
AIKEN - Marcus Both of Australia shot a 1-under-par 70 to take the lead Saturday at the Palmetto Amateur.

Boxing notebook
INDIANAPOLIS - The most dominant boxer on the early undercard of Saturday night's Shane Mosley-Vernon Forrest rematch was Nigeria's Duncan Dokiwari.

Indianapolis finds niche in boxing
INDIANAPOLIS - David Kahn looks at this city, looks at Conseco Fieldhouse and sees potential.

Overtime
There was no controversy and little challenge for the American Fed Cup team this time around.

Art imitating life
A lifelike buck galloping out of a wall is a creative variation of the traditional shoulder mount.

Outdoors calendar

Cooking wild

Outdoors calendar
TODAY: Augusta Southern Nationals will conclude today at Riverfront Marina beginning at 9 a.m. Admission is $15. Call 724-2452 for more details.

Art imitating life

Cooking wild
Summertime offers plenty of action for freshwater panfish such as bluegill and largemouths - or coastal favorites such as flounder, whiting and croakers. This recipe is an easy, fun way to share and enjoy an assorted catch:

NFL camps open doors
Less than six months after Adam Vinatieri's field goal gave New England its first Super Bowl victory, the NFL is back. Most training camps open this week in a new 32-team, eight-division league marked by the return of a franchise in Houston.

Games need change

How the GOP may kick Roy out of the tent
Staring at me across a lunch of hot sausages and beans on a steamy July day, a smart Republican lawyer recites his favorite political parable:

Gauntt returns to form
Lost among the brawls and ejections Saturday night was Glen Gauntt's return to excellence.

Augusta needs help to host playoff game
After Augusta's 65-45 win over Tallahassee on Saturday night, Stallions coach Mike Hold wasn't concerned with the outcome of Macon's game.

Researchers find fossil of previously unknown flying reptile
WASHINGTON -- A previously unknown flying reptile that lived in the age of dinosaurs sported a bony crest more than two feet high and may have fed by skimming the surface of a lagoon to snatch fish in its long, sharp beak.

Computers bring on digital depression
Does sweat appear on your brow when you have to complete a project ASAP and you can't get any work done because your computer is frozen?

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Researchers find fossil of previously unknown flying reptile

Computers bring on digital depression