Baseball union sets Aug. 30 strike date
NEW YORK -- Baseball's union set an Aug. 30 strike date Friday, moving the sport closer to its ninth work stoppage in three decades and angering fans sick of money squabbles between players and team owners.

Baseball union sets Aug. 30 strike date

Braves notebook

Giants hope game counts
ATLANTA - Following the lead of the All-Star Game, the Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants settled for a 3-3 tie Thursday night when heavy rains came in the top of the 10th inning.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Atlanta manager Bobby Cox immediately perked up when he was asked about the recent performance of shortstop Rafael Furcal.

Zeile, Colorado rout Atlanta

Millwood dominates
ATLANTA - With the exception of a pre-game press conference with National League player representative Tom Glavine, news of the proposed Aug. 30th strike date barely caused a ripple inside the clubhouse prior to Friday night's contest between the Atlanta Braves and Colorado.

Zeile, Colorado rout Atlanta
ATLANTA - Of all the players in the National League, few have hit Atlanta pitching better than Colorado third baseman Todd Zeile.

Millwood dominates

Market enjoys second straight weekly gains

Business calendar
Tuesday: Writing a Business Plan; 6:30-8:30 p.m., University of Georgia Business Outreach Services, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; $35; 737-1790.

Airport expects to add flights
Despite news of bankruptcies and scalebacks in the aviation industry, Augusta Regional Airport officials say they are still optimistic about having new flights next year.

'Nonprofit' ventures can be very profitable

Consumer prices up 0.1 percent in July

On the move

Consumer prices up 0.1 percent in July
WASHINGTON -- Consumer inflation nudged up 0.1 percent in July as falling prices for clothes and air fares helped to blunt rising costs for gasoline and medical care.

Business calendar

Market enjoys second straight weekly gains
NEW YORK -- Turning cautious after Wall Street's big two-day rally, investors left stocks mixed Friday, taking some profits in blue-chip issues and doing some buying in the tech sector. Still, the major stock indicators all scored their second straight weekly advance, an achievement not seen in five months.

IRS works to help business owners

Economy drains college savings

'Nonprofit' ventures can be very profitable
Not long ago, I received a call from a local woman who was seeking publicity for a nonprofit business development organization she had started.

Salomon analyst at center of telecom scandal resigns

Business briefs

Business briefs
DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. is extending its summer 2002 model incentive program and enhancing rebates on several models, the automaker said Friday.

Airport expects to add flights

Salomon analyst at center of telecom scandal resigns
NEW YORK -- One of the most influential stock analysts and power brokers of the technology boom is leaving Salomon Smith Barney amid investigations into his alleged conflicts of interest in touting the shares of WorldCom, Global Crossing and other failed telecommunications companies.

Being a good saver begins with being a wise spender

Economy drains college savings
NEW YORK - Working for a company that helps students get ready for college, Harriet Brand figured she would be prepared for the day when her two daughters headed to campus, even when it came to paying hefty tuition bills.

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: GIW Industries

Pocket change

On the move
David Hamilton has been named vice president of sales for Club Car Inc.'s Golf Americas Group. Mr. Hamilton is responsible for golf car sales in Club Car's direct and distributor channels in the United States, Canada and Latin America. He started with Club Car in 1988 and was previously director of sales for the Southeast region.

Life after retail
For nearly 20 years, Joe Lee worked every day at the Sears, Roebuck and Co. building in midtown Atlanta.

Life after retail

IRS works to help business owners
Bobby Griffin, owner of Bobby's Bar-B-Q in Warrenville has never tried electronically filing his taxes.

Being a good saver begins with being a wise spender
AMARILLO, Texas - The question: Is it smarter to be a good saver or a good spender?

Company sells Fox stations
Fisher Communications is selling two Georgia television stations, including WFXG in Augusta, and four Seattle properties to undisclosed buyers.

Small fire burns Clemson's basketball arena
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A small fire broke out Friday at Clemson University's Littlejohn Coliseum. It is the second fire since renovations began earlier this year on the nearly 35-year-old building in which the Tigers play basketball.

Friedgen, Marylan win as a team

Area football capsules

Fun ride shouldn't stop for Tigers
Hours after a 35-24 home defeat to Mississippi last fall, LSU coach Nick Saban drove home with his children, Nicholas and Kristen, in the car.

Alabama pleads case for overturning sanctions

Friedgen, Marylan win as a team
What is Maryland? Is it a football program poised to sustain excellence? Or is it a one-year wonder?

College football notebook

Area football capsules
CLEMSON, S.C. - While Clemson's offense made some untimely mistakes Saturday in the first scrimmage of the season, the defense didn't need to play a down to get good news.

Alabama pleads case for overturning sanctions
CHICAGO -- Alabama made its final appeal of NCAA sanctions Friday, asking a panel of college sport's governing body to remove or lessen a two-year postseason ban and scholarship reductions in the football program.

Wildcats look to press forward
After taking over a team that went 2-9 under Hal Mumme in 2000, Kentucky coach Guy Morriss didn't produce much more last season. The Wildcats finished with the same pitiful rushing offense, the same porous defense and the same poor record.

College football notebook
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for Georgia's Michael Cooper.

Seminoles: Collapse won't happen again
Reflecting on a season that saw his team look downright mortal was bad enough for Alonzo Jackson.

Fun ride shouldn't stop for Tigers

Seminoles: Collapse won't happen again

Wildcats look to press forward

Method to madness

Heart does matter

A regional economy

Focus on reforms

Color & light
All eyes face front, dutifully paying attention to the priest or preacher ministering to the flock. Then, without warning, the clouds break and a warm wash of sunshine floods the church, soaking the congregation in flaming fractals of colored light.

Name game can be difficult when deciding on monograms
Dear Carson: I am called by my first and middle names, "Mary Ferris." "Dundore" is my maiden name. What is my proper monogram? Do I have 4 letters and in what order should they go? What letters would go in the middle and be written larger? Would my proper signature be Mary Ferris Dundore Hyde, Mary Ferris Hyde, or Mary Dundore Hyde? This may not seem like a big deal, but I'd really like to know your opinion.

At the movies: 'The Adventures of Pluto Nash'
"The Adventures of Pluto Nash" is everything you'd expect of a movie that's sat on the shelf for more than a year, then wasn't screened for critics before it finally did come out.

Stately hotels return in new Hampshire
WHITEFIELD, N.H. - The hotel isn't as formal as it once was - there are no long gowns and tuxedos in sight.

Arts calendar
THE SHEPEARD SHAG: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Marbury Center, Broad Street; food, dancing and performance by Flashback; $30; benefits Shepeard Community Blood Center's purchase of bloodmobile; tickets at blood centers, 1533 Wrightsboro Road and 112 Davis Road, Martinez; 737-4551.

Home front
Washington designer Burkey Belser is the wizard behind the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods, the finest example of information design produced in this country in decades. So it should come as no surprise that he's a stickler for labels of any kind.

Room to roam
GROVETOWN - When it came time to remodel their master suite, Angie and Bruce Howland thought big.

Bats double up GreenJackets
Jerome Gamble fell to 1-2 with the Augusta GreenJackets' 2-0 loss to the Greensboro Bats in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader.

GreenJackets notebook
The dugout is his church and the concrete steps are his pulpit. The benches are his pews and the players are his congregation.

Around the horn
Antron Seiber has seven hits in 19 at bats with two RBI in five games since rejoining the Jackets last week after taking a two-month leave of absence.

Jackets falter again
In the low minors, pennant races almost always take a back seat to development, but when the Augusta GreenJackets opened this eight-game homestand on Wednesday, there was playoff chatter in the clubhouse for the first time this season.

Game report
Turning point: Segar laced a two-out single in the sixth off reliever Kevin Huang to snap a 3-3 tie.

Final major in a Funk

Mickelson, Duval try to figure out what went wrong once again
CHASKA, Minn. -- Phil Mickelson was at a rare loss for words.

Series requires serious bucks
To be a regular on the Regions Cup golf tournament circuit, you have to be willing to pay the price. Not with determination and desire, but with money.

Leonard stays on guard
CHASKA, Minn. - One of two questions will be answered today at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

Series requires serious bucks

Tiger, Harmon back off things
CHASKA, Minn. - One of the most celebrated relationships in golf might not be over, but it's not as hot and heavy as it used to be.

Mickelson, Duval try to figure out what went wrong once again

Howell blown out by third round
CHASKA, Minn. - He was right there ... and then he was gone.

PGA Championship notebook

Kuhlke makes push for title
After his latest birdie barrage, Chris Kuhlke had Regions Cup officials digging frantically through the record books.

PGA Championship notebook
CHASKA, Minn. - Because Phil Mickelson and David Duval couldn't rise to the cut line, the cut line fell to them.

Howell blown out by third round

Luck changes for Charles Howell

Leonard stays on guard

Short knockers making things easy at Hazeltine

Tiger, Harmon back off things

Jackson, Lucidi advance to U.S. Women's Amateur final

Kuhlke makes push for title

Jackson, Lucidi advance to U.S. Women's Amateur final
SCARBOROUGH, N.Y. -- Brandi Jackson advanced to the final of the U.S. Women's Amateur on Friday, beating Venezuela's Maru Martinez with a birdie on the first extra hole after winning the final three holes of regulation.

Matthew, Ellis, Park share Canadian Open lead
VAUDREUIL-DORION, Quebec -- Scotland's Catriona Matthew shot her second straight 2-under 70 Friday for a share of the second-round lead with Australian Michelle Ellis and South Korea's Gloria Park in the Canadian Women's Open.

Final major in a Funk
CHASKA, Minn. - Bring in da noise. Bring in da Funk. Bring in da wind.

Matthew, Ellis, Park share Canadian Open lead

Short knockers making things easy at Hazeltine
CHASKA, Minn. - The 15th hole at Hazeltine National Golf Club plays like the calm before the storm at this week's 84th PGA Championship.

Luck changes for Charles Howell
CHASKA, Minn. - Stalking off the course after bogeying in the darkness and facing a 4 a.m. wake-up call, all Charles Howell wanted was a little comfort food.

GreenJackets notebook

Jackets falter again

Game report

Bats double up GreenJackets

Blackville-Hilda's dominance gains reputation

Opener proves costly

Opener proves costly
AIKEN - South Aiken coach Dan Pippin could sympathize with Aiken's plight; he knew it wasn't the Hornets' fault that they had to start the season a week early.

Blackville-Hilda's dominance gains reputation
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - When Mickenzie Atterberry attended Denmark-Olar Middle School and football season rolled around, he and his buddies would make up T-shirts that said it all: Whip Blackville-Hilda.

Europe mysteriously attracts parents
It's mid-August. Do you know where your parents are?

Rockies top Braves
ATLANTA -- Larry Walker homered twice and Jay Payton had four hits as the Colorado Rockies handed Atlanta consecutive losses for the first time in more than a month, beating the Braves 6-3 Sunday.

Pardue the best to work with vets

Opposes widening of N. Belair Road

Kingery clear choice for chairman

Pardue makes voting in 12th exciting

Burns will 'bridge gaps'

Cross, Spears natural-born leaders

Bell will work for all segments

Wrongdoing issue not one of race

Jones' leadership will be pro-active

Likes Spears in Columbia Co. Dist. 1

Color & light

Stately hotels return in new Hampshire

At the movies: 'The Adventures of Pluto Nash'

Name game can be difficult when deciding on monograms

Home front

Arts calendar

Across South Carolina
MANNING - Troopers say they seized three kilograms of heroin worth an estimated $30 million during a traffic stop along Interstate 95 in Clarendon County.

Meth lab operator says he is guilty

Couple's dispute leads to shooting
Police charged an Augusta man with unloading his gun into a crowded apartment complex early Saturday and injuring three bystanders, including a 15-year-old boy who was critically wounded.

Across the area

Across Georgia

Across the southeast

Gracewood's CEO reassigned to Atlanta
The head of Gracewood State School and Hospital has been reassigned in the wake of critical surveys of the state institution that threatened to end its funding.

Tuesday will settle many races

News you can use

Structure will change hands after addition

GOP governor hopefuls spar in debate

Pundit says state House races hinge on personality

Brown's debt may cost home

Columbia County sample ballot

Largest female class reports to The Citadel
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Fifty women will be among the knobs reporting to The Citadel today. It is the largest class of freshmen women to enroll at the state military college.

Market celebrates 50 years
AIKEN - Spread among 45 tables in an open-air expanse on Richland Avenue were the fruits of this year's crop.

Across the area
An Augusta man accused of having sexual relations with a teenager was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.

Projected voter turnout drops again
ATLANTA - Get out the vote. It's an age-old mantra in political circles, the fairly obvious concept that any candidate who wants to win better make sure supporters have ballots in their hands on Election Day.

Primary primer

Democrats talk politics during party breakfast

Children left at gas station

Retailers push for ways to fight shopping cart theft

Across the area

Columbia County's GOP voters have hefty ballot

Subscriber of the day

Rockies top Braves

Residents oppose youth facility

Army loosens restrictions on appearance

Across Georgia
NORCROSS -Gwinnett County police have charged a man with murder in the death of his 66-year-old mother.

Complaint reports vary

Subscriber of the day
William "W.G." Harris is today's subscriber of the day.

Subscriber of the day

Mayors support route over Savannah River
A proposed bus route between Aiken and Richmond counties could go up for approval as early as September at the next Augusta Regional Transportation Study policy group meeting, officials say.

Richmond County sample ballot

Brown's debt may cost home
AIKEN - James Brown could face the loss of his $400,000 Beech Island home and more than 50 acres of land around it because of his debt on an empty, unsold building in Augusta, real estate lawyers say.

Columbia County sample ballot
A sample primary ballot for Richmond county.

Richmond County polling places

Columbia County polling places
The following is a list of polling precincts and their locations for Tuesday's voting in Columbia County:

Stalker gets 11 years in jail

Richmond County polling places
The following is a list of polling precincts and their locations for Tuesday's voting in Richmond County:

Market celebrates 50 years

Richmond County sample ballot
A sample primary ballot for Columbia County.

Couple's dispute leads to shooting

Across the area
A Barnwell man is dead after an early morning accident Friday in which his car ran off the left side of the road, ejecting him.

Around town

Across Georgia
NORCROSS -A disabled man charged with murder in the stabbing and bludgeoning death of his mother last week appeared in court Saturday.

City gets OK to take land for facility

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Lawyers from both sides have until Sept. 15 to file briefs to a judge summarizing their arguments in the federal government's lawsuit against Charleston County's voting method.

Officials rebut grand jury prediction of budget shortfall

News you can use
AUG. 18, 1974 Doctors Hospital of Augusta's new youth unit received its first patient Thursday while the psychiatric unit prepared for its Monday opening, according to Bea Mackey, the director of nursing at the hospital.

Gracewood's CEO reassigned to Atlanta

School tackles parking problem
Students at Augusta State University may find themselves a little inconvenienced when classes start Monday.

Largest female class reports to The Citadel

Army loosens restrictions on appearance
Sgt. 1st Class Ruby Dace said she never saw any soldier with cornrows and braided hair when she joined the Army in 1981.

School awaits program funding

Voters will find changes at polls
Voters who go to the polls Tuesday will see a somewhat altered political landscape.

Family's bakery serves town

Democrats talk politics during party breakfast
Along with delivering prepared speeches outlining why they should be elected to Georgia House of Representatives seats, four local candidates fielded questions at a Democratic gathering Saturday morning.

Mayors support route over Savannah River

Retailers push for ways to fight shopping cart theft
When Joanne Bottomley takes the family minivan from her Hill-area home to the 15th Street Kroger, the road often resembles a crowded grocery aisle.

Around town
BACK IN TIME AUG. 17, 1959 Burglars failed to crack a safe at a Gwinnett Street grocery store Saturday night, but they escaped with $70 from a cash register and 40 cartons of cigarettes.

Complaint reports vary
AIKEN - Police aren't perfect. They make mistakes. They use poor judgment. Some violate policies, and a few occasionally break the law.

GOP governor hopefuls spar in debate
ATLANTA - Three Republican candidates for governor pa

Structure will change hands after addition
Despite turning 65 this year, one of Savannah River's oldest dams is nowhere near retiring. But it does need a costly facelift.

Family's bakery serves town
NEW HOLLAND - For Katie Mast, each Friday starts far before the sun creeps over the horizon. Just as the dew condenses, she awakes.

Columbia County's GOP voters have hefty ballot
Columbia County Republican voters will be busy Tuesday.

Residents oppose youth facility
CLEARWATER - Residents concerned about a proposal to house emotionally disturbed youths near the Belclear Heights subdivision are speaking out.

Subscriber of the day
Joseph Ansley is today's subscriber of the day.

Children left at gas station
An Augusta man was arrested Friday on charges of leaving three children at a local convenience store.

Across the southeast
RICHMOND, Va. -The Diocese of Richmond lost all five lay members of its sexual abuse panel when they resigned to protest the reinstatement of a priest accused of abusing teenage boys in the 1970s.

Scores go up on Aiken exit exams
AIKEN - Aiken County's high school exit exams showed slight improvement during the previous year of testing, according to Frank Roberson, the associate superintendent of instructional services for the school system.

Shelter fights heat
T.C. is one cool cat. So are the five Siamese draped in various states of relaxation in cages at Richmond County Animal Control now that they have air conditioning.

Meth lab operator says he is guilty
An Augusta man caught with a cache of narcotics while free on bond pending trial on other drug charges was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday.

Across South Carolina

Officials rebut grand jury prediction of budget shortfall
Augusta number-crunchers say a special grand jury prediction that government offices will fall short on funding as early as next month might be an exaggeration.

Stalker gets 11 years in jail
A mentally ill man who tormented a family through bizarre letters and deeds received an 11-year prison sentence Friday.

Columbia County polling places

Pundit says state House races hinge on personality
Local hot-button issues, such as giving Augusta's mayor veto power and abolishing the county Coliseum Authority, will be widely debated but largely unimportant in upcoming primary elections for the state House of Representatives, according to a local political pundit.

School awaits program funding
A $50,000 promise from Georgia School Superintendent Linda Schrenko has sparked a political battle and left some local school officials looking for the money.

Tuesday will settle many races
ATLANTA - Although they're not expected to draw many voters, Tuesday's primaries will be the last say Georgians get in many General Assembly races.

City gets OK to take land for facility
A court-appointed mediator has decided the city can take all of the land it condemned in south Augusta for a new water treatment plant but must pay the Leroy Simkins Jr. family more money than the city's appraisers said the land was worth.

Primary primer
Commonly asked questions about Tuesday's primary elections, with answers from Lynn Bailey of the Richmond County Board of Elections:

School tackles parking problem

Across South Carolina

Projected voter turnout drops again

Those who can't teach turn pro
CHASKA, Minn. - The PGA of America is the governing body of all club and teaching professionals, and this is their championship.

NASCAR moves Charlotte's fall race to Saturday night
CONCORD, N.C. -- Lowe's Motor Speedway pulled off a double sweep this week, winning rights to host The Winston and getting NASCAR to make its fall race a Saturday night event.

NASCAR moves Charlotte's fall race to Saturday night

Earnhardt powers to first pole of the season
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. beat Kevin Harvick, his teammates and darkness to win his first pole of the season in qualifying Friday for the Pepsi 400.

DEI drivers do their job in qualifying
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Dale Earnhardt Inc. was in such turmoil two months ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. put everyone, including himself, on notice to improve or find another job.

More speculation persists about Rudd's future
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- The Ricky Rudd saga took another twist Friday, with persistent speculation in the Winston Cup garage that he would move to the Wood Brothers' No. 21 team next season.

Earnhardt powers to first pole of the season

More speculation persists about Rudd's future

DEI drivers do their job in qualifying

Coach welcomes big challenge

Fever trounces Liberty in Game 2

Falcons top Giants

Weiner vs. Strahan, Part II

Mystics beat Sting to advance

Guy waits for his call to Hall

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Burns will 'bridge gaps'
I want to share with your readers my knowledge of Max Burns, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Congressional District 12. He is an educator, a farmer, a retired military reservist and a former chairman of the Screven County Board of Commissioners. Ward L. Hernandez, Waynesboro, Ga.

Cross, Spears natural-born leaders
If President George W. Bush can come to Atlanta and Columbia to support the candidacies of candidates in Georgia and South Carolina, I feel I can do the same for two of my friends who are running for office in Columbia County. Joel Simmons, Augusta

Pardue makes voting in 12th exciting
A horrible feeling crept over me recently when Cathy Cox announced that the estimated voter turnout for the primary on Aug. 20 was expected to be around 20 percent. Twenty percent. That is abysmal and, as Americans, I thought we should all be ashamed. At a time when countless cars whiz by with American flags adorning any free space their owners can find and patriotism is supposed to be at an all time high, we, as a state, can only get one out of every five people to the polls to decide who will be our representative candidates in November. Tim Kelly, Augusta

A regional economy
Columbia County voters will be choosing two county commissioners and, for the first time, a countywide commission chairman in Tuesday's primary. It's not that the county's politics are dull, but because the area is heavily Republican, there isn't a lot of disagreement on issues.

Pardue the best to work with vets
We strongly support Chuck Pardue's candidacy for the 12th Congressional District. He is a Vietnam veteran who has worked with disabled veterans for decades. Louise and William Head, Augusta

Focus on reforms
A problem with the special grand jury's presentments on Augusta city government is that to some important segments of the community, they come across as attacks on black leadership.

Jones' leadership will be pro-active
Before I met Harold V. Jones II, I had heard what other voters said he stood for. It turns out the other candidates have seen the sense in what he stands for and have since attempted to cover themselves in Jones' campaign mantle. Obviously, it is the thing to do, especially if you find yourself out in the political cold without a blanket of your own.Stephen Gaines, Augusta

Method to madness
The headline on Monday said, "School start stirs debate." Unfortunately, that's not quite as true as it should be.

Opposes widening of N. Belair Road
It has taken well over a year, but the results are now apparent - the 45 mph signs along North Belair Road are up. John Meyers, Evans, Ga.

Heart does matter
If you never saw Judith Pannell, you'd still know she's beautiful.

Likes Spears in Columbia Co. Dist. 1
I support Frank Spears for the Columbia County Commission. My wife and I will be voting for him in the primary. Through church and our Sunday school class, I have known Mr. Spears for the last several years. I trust him, and I believe him. Steve Epperson, Martinez, Ga.

Kingery clear choice for chairman
Having done extensive research on the two candidates for the commission chairman for Columbia County, it is very easy to endorse and recommend the better choice. Andy Kingery is clearly the only choice for Columbia County. Mr. Kingery's business and banking experience, combined with his honesty and genuine concern for Columbia County, make him a true standout when compared to his competition. Brett McGuire, Appling, Ga.

Bell will work for all segments
This is an important year for local and state elections. The upcoming primary election is of vital importance to he Augusta area. We have an opportunity to make a difference in our community, our lives and the lives of our children. We must get to the polls on Aug. 20 and elect a state representative for Georgia House District 96 who will work for our concerns and needs. Robert Reeves, Augusta

Wrongdoing issue not one of race
On Aug. 6 I heard on the news about the racial fight the NAACP is calling for over the special grand jury's finding of wrongdoing while Ronnie Few was Augusta's fire chief. Charlie Bowles, Martinez, Ga.

Area sports anouncements

Overtime

Hawk draws skating crowds again at X Games

Courage advance with win over Beat

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Overtime
Florida held on to defeat Georgia 30-24 in the 22nd Georgia-Florida Women's Team Matches on Friday at the Grand Harbor Club's River Course in Vero Beach, Fla.

Overtime
Barry Wagner is a two-time Most Valuable Player who scored 26 touchdowns this season, yet few people who aren't die-hard fans of the San Jose SaberCats know his name.

Area sports anouncements
Aug. 31: "The Dog Days 100" will be held at Burke County Speedway in Waynesboro, Ga. There will be 20 lap feature races in all classes. Gates open at 6 p.m., races begin at 8 p.m. For more information, call Scott Walton at (706) 860-8051 or Richard Story at (706) 592-2900.

Boulami breaks own steeplechase record
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Brahim Boulami broke his own world record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Weltklasse Golden League meet Friday, while Olympic champion Maurice Greene was just fifth in the 100 dash.

Courage advance with win over Beat
CARY, N.C. -- One year after winning just six games, the Carolina Courage are one victory away from the WUSA championship.

Hawk draws skating crowds again at X Games
PHILADELPHIA -- At age 34, Tony Hawk has been riding a skateboard longer than some athletes at the X Games have been alive.

Cooking wild
This recipe, from the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association cookbook, is named for a Chickasaw Indian woman who once owned much of the land that is now the town of Oxford, Miss. A cafe there by the same name offers this dish, in which a common freshwater game fish is prepared much like barbecued shrimp.

Deer need time to reach potential

Drought reduces waterfowl numbers
Falling lake levels and withered crops aren't the only casualties of the lingering drought that is parching many parts of the nation for the third consecutive year.

Deer need time to reach potential
MILLEN, Ga. - The sad truth is in the numbers: 95 percent of whitetail bucks don't survive long enough to reach their full trophy potential.

Weiner vs. Strahan, Part II
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Todd Weiner looks forward to another chance to go against NFL sack king Michael Strahan.

Guy waits for his call to Hall
THOMSON - It wasn't just the white shirt Ray Guy wore Saturday while playing on a team that donned black uniforms. It wasn't just the trim, athletic build the 53-year-old carried in a sea of bulging bellies.

Bears top Rams
ST. LOUIS -- Last year, Ken Mastrole played in the minor leagues of Arena ball, while holding down a part-time job helping kids in Florida. He was making $200 a week.

Falcons top Giants
ATLANTA -- It's only the preseason, but New York Giants coach Jim Fassel is vowing to make changes.

Coach welcomes big challenge
ATLANTA - The New York Giants are considered a long shot to return to the NFC playoffs this year, but Pete Mangurian doesn't agree.

Experts rekindle church debate
Rivalry is heating up again over who holds the title "oldest black church in America."

Read the directions that God provides
The writer of Proverbs noted you could tell a lazy person by the look of their land.

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple-based activities in the Augusta and Aiken area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Faith digest
Ruth Graham McIntyre of Shenandoah Valley, Va., the youngest daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, will lead a women's Bible study at 7 p.m. Friday at West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road in Evans.

A joyful noise
When Marlon Stokes' stay in Japan was over, they had to make him leave - and his Japanese gospel music students were a big part of the reason he didn't want to go.

Hundreds to perform in musical 'God in Us'
Instead of choir robes, it will be khakis and golf shirts.

Those who can't teach turn pro

Asteroid to pass within viewing range of observers on Earth
WASHINGTON -- An asteroid will pass close enough to the Earth to be viewed with binoculars on Saturday night, but astronomers said there is no immediate danger that the half-mile-wide space rock will hit the planet.

'American Idol' votes could be skewed by internet power-dialers
SAN FRANCISCO -- Producers of the hit Fox show "American Idol" say the talent contest is being slammed by "power dialers" trying to influence the results by making as many as 10,000 votes a night from a single phone line.

Pine beetles plague South
ALBANY, Ga. - Dean Wilson has a college degree and 20 years of experience as a forest manager. But despite the years of care he has given his trees, many are turning brown and dying - victims of the worst Southern pine beetle epidemic in memory.

Value of body scans debated
You feel good, you eat right, you exercise regularly. But, are you as healthy as you think?

USC's Brewer feeling better on repaired ankle
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina running back Ryan Brewer said his surgically repaired ankle feels better as football camp continues.

USC's Brewer feeling better on repaired ankle

Fever trounces Liberty in Game 2
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tamika Catchings scored 29 points and Coquese Washington added 13 as the Indiana Fever beat the New York Liberty 73-55 on Friday night for the first playoff victory in franchise history.

Mystics beat Sting to advance
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As Washington's bus pulled away, headed off to the Eastern Conference finals, a few dozen Mystics fans surrounded it - cheering the team's recent turnaround.

Asteroid to pass within viewing range of observers on Earth

Value of body scans debated

'American Idol' votes could be skewed by internet power-dialers

Pine beetles plague South

A joyful noise

Faith and fellowship calendar

Experts rekindle church debate

Faith digest

Hundreds to perform in musical 'God in Us'