Owners make new revenue sharing proposal
NEW YORK -- Baseball owners presented a new revenue-sharing deal to the union to try to spark talks, calling the offer a significant step toward what players want.

Fehr says proposal attack on salaries

Harlem looking for home runs, not hot-dogging

How much would a strike hurt Marlins?
MIAMI -- As the grounds crew grooms the infield shortly before the game on a balmy weeknight, the ballpark is so empty the rakes smoothing the dirt can be heard from the upper deck.

Harlem looking for home runs, not hot-dogging
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Andrew Diaz raised both arms and waved bye-bye to the ball he had just clanged over the left-field fence for a homer.

Bat used by Ruth to hit first Yankee Stadium homer discovered
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- The bat Babe Ruth used to hit the first home run in Yankee Stadium was found after languishing under a bed for two decades.

Owners make new revenue sharing proposal

Fehr says proposal attack on salaries
NEW YORK - Baseball owners are attempting "a wholesale attack on the salary structure," union head Donald Fehr said Tuesday in a memorandum to major league players.

How much would a strike hurt Marlins?

Bat used by Ruth to hit first Yankee Stadium homer discovered

Judo club members foil alleged carjacking
LOS ANGELES -- A man allegedly tried to carjack a van carrying members of a Florida judo club, but a half-dozen of the student athletes fought back, and he was arrested.

Odds and ends
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- A mistake that caused the property value of a home to be inflated by $200 million has left local governments scrambling to refigure their budgets.

Millwood eager to face Padres
SAN DIEGO - Atlanta pitcher Kevin Millwood was on the disabled list last year when the Braves made their annual pilgrimage to here.

Strike would strand players
SAN DIEGO - If there is a players strike Aug. 30, the Atlanta Braves will be stuck north of the border.

Brave haunts Padres

Braves announce player personnel appointments
ATLANTA -- Marco Paddy, a former minor league catcher for the Atlanta Braves before becoming area scouting supervisor, was named assistant director of player development by the team Tuesday.

Brave haunts Padres
SAN DIEGO - Seems only fitting that Gary Sheffield, who never wanted to leave San Diego, haunted his former team Wednesday night.

Padres pound Braves

Strike would strand players

Jones, Sheffield carry brunt of offense

Jones, Sheffield carry brunt of offense
SAN DIEGO - For all intents and purposes, the Atlanta Braves' offense has become the Sheff & Chipper Show.

Millwood eager to face Padres

Padres pound Braves
SAN DIEGO - Barely 24 hours after the Atlanta Braves ended a homestand with their most dramatic win of the season, they opened their road trip with a loss for the first time since May.

Police search for suspect in check scam
Authorities are warning area businesses about a smooth-talking con man who has been passing bank deposit slips as checks.

Shop debt handicaps golfers

Commission delays ruling on warehouse demolition

U.S. trade deficit remains near record level in June
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit narrowed only slightly in June to $37.2 billion, still the second biggest deficit on record, as an improving economy pushed demand for imports to the highest level in 15 months.

Commission delays ruling on warehouse demolition
Unable to decide between economic development and historic preservation, the Augusta Commission on Tuesday asked for parties on opposite sides of a plan to demolish a downtown warehouse to compromise.

Business briefs

Stocks higher Wednesday, Nasdaq closes about 1,400
NEW YORK -- Investors resumed buying stocks Wednesday, sending prices moderately higher after a bout of profit-taking ran its course. Technology was the session's biggest winner, giving the Nasdaq composite index its first close above 1,400 in six weeks.

Vendors must pay for spot

U.S. trade deficit remains near record level in June

County voters support split

Shop debt handicaps golfers
Retiree Ken Vargo allows himself few luxuries, and one of them is golf lessons at the Golf Augusta Pro Shops store in Atlanta.

Vendors must pay for spot
First Friday street vendors will be asked to fill out an application with Main Street Augusta and pay $25 in order to peddle their wares, a move the downtown advocacy group says will better organize the popular monthly arts event.

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Former Enron executive Michael Kopper will plead guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges, the first admission of guilt in the federal investigation of the fallen energy giant.

County voters support split
If it had been a binding referendum, Columbia County's Chamber of Commerce would be preparing for a walkout.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - AOL Time Warner Inc. is buying out AT&T Corp.'s stake in their cable television, movie-making and programming partnership for an estimated $8.5 billion to $9 billion, and said it may sell a stake in its cable TV operations in an initial public offering as early as next year.

Stocks higher Wednesday, Nasdaq closes about 1,400

Area job losses in forecast
ATLANTA - Job losses will continue this year in Augusta, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University.

Slugging first-baseman Johnson returns for senior year
CLEMSON, S.C. -- In an off-season of disappointment, Clemson coach Jack Leggett finally got some good news Wednesday - slugging first-baseman Michael Johnson will be back for his senior year.

Slugging first-baseman Johnson returns for senior year

Coach brings winning recipe

Cavs receiver says he has job to finish

Cavs receiver says he has job to finish
If Virginia doesn't bounce back from its first losing season in 14 years, maybe Billy McMullen will ask himself, "Why am I here?"

Coach brings winning recipe
Since he accepted the job as head coach of Vanderbilt, Bobby Johnson gets the same question over and over and over.

Underclassmen learn meaning of voluntary

Annice Canady prepares for college officiating
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- When Annice Canady first started officiating football games in 1991, some male colleagues didn't want to work with her.

Annice Canady prepares for college officiating

Demon Deacons think they can be competitive
If you consider that Wake Forest's top player couldn't get out of his bed this summer without breaking his foot, it's hard to imagine fortune smiling on the Demon Deacons this fall.

Demon Deacons think they can be competitive

Underclassmen learn meaning of voluntary
The NCAA mandates that summer workouts be voluntary. Don't tell that to Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer, who was angry this summer when some of his Volunteers volunteered to stay home.

Dr. Eugene Odum

Primary thoughts

Separations

NEA's wrong lessons

Food to go, hold the fat
Every fast-food restaurant may not be Burger King, but it's still possible to have it your way.

In the know
The Muscular Dystrophy Association needs help for the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon.

Gloria Estefan and Jimmy Smits to host Latin Grammys
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Pop star Gloria Estefan and actor Jimmy Smits have agreed to host this year's Latin Grammys ceremony.

A touch of herb
If you're new to using fresh herbs, my tomato-herb salad is a great place to start. It combines the season's ripe tomatoes with herbs, for a light and luscious taste of summer.

In the know
The Tapiz Chardonnay from Argentina is another of those great buys. At $8 it is a steal and packed full of wonderful flavors. This wine has a little of something for everyone, buttery oak, clean fruit and a well-balanced tropical fruit finish. This property is owned by Kendall-Jackson, and is one of its two South American ventures. Overall, this wine is a steal for the price.

Cookbooks offer tasty vegetarian ideas
CONCORD, N.H. - It's encouraging to see the publishing world keep pace with the increasingly diversified and demanding vegetarian palate.

Film industry to try movie theater, video messages to combat online piracy
ASPEN, Colo. -- The next battle in the entertainment industry's war against online swapping of movies will soon be waged in theaters.

Small portions
The precious time you spend food shopping can be wasted if the groceries you buy aren't stored properly and used in timely fashion.

Fresh herbs add pizzazz to your favorite dishes
These days you don't need a green thumb to have access to fresh herbs. You can find everything from fresh basil to tarragon in your supermarket's produce section. Now that you can buy them, what do you do with them?

Raise those zins, sauvs in toast to Sonoma
The most common designation you'll find on bottles of wine from Sonoma County is just that - Sonoma County - meaning that the grapes for the wine could have come from anywhere that vineyards are allowed there. However, within that varied geography of hills and rivers and micro-climates are fairly widely known AVAs - American Vineyard Areas, as approved by the sin-meisters at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Health calendar
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'Spider-Man,' other summer hits lift Sony to box-office record
LOS ANGELES -- Sony, which released "Spider-Man," "Men in Black II" and Hollywood's current box-office leader "XXX," has broken the industry record for highest annual revenues by a studio.

'American Idol' climbing the charts for Fox
NEW YORK -- The contestant pool is getting smaller at Fox's "American Idol," but the audience continues to grow.

Jackets practice at newly renovated stadium
ATLANTA -- For the first time in more than two weeks of practice, the field was the focus Wednesday as Georgia Tech continued preparations for its Aug. 31 season opener against Vanderbilt.

Jackets practice at newly renovated stadium

Jackets starter shines
Manny Delcarmen's mid-90s fastball is what got him here - from high school star in Boston to first-round draft pick in 2000 to top Red Sox prospect.

Jackets miss shot at sweep
Winning the first three games of the series against the Hagerstown Suns couldn't help the Augusta GreenJackets' playoff cause. Neither could Wednesday's 4-3 loss in the series finale.

The high cost of keeping up is keeping me down

LPGA Tour to have a little more 'skin'
The LPGA Tour will start a little earlier next year - at least for four players.

Teens and legacies advance to round of 32 at U.S. Amateur

Teens and legacies advance to round of 32 at U.S. Amateur
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- Teenagers Henry Liaw and Charlie Beljan advanced to the round of 32 Wednesday at the U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills.

A different track, same goal for Tiger
SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- The week after the final major championship of the season usually finds Tiger Woods on a golf course with thick trees lining both sides of the fairway.

Bramlett misses cut as youngest at U.S. Amateur

Ochoa playing Betsy King Classic
KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Lorena Ochoa, the Mexican star who topped the Futures Tour money list to earn a 2003 LPGA Tour card, is using her final sponsor exemption to play in the Betsy King Classic.

Beem didn't just fall out of the sky
CHASKA, Minn. -- The two men were on a mission.

USC Aiken coach expresses interest
Augusta State's next men's golf coach might be just a chip shot away.

A different track, same goal for Tiger

Bramlett misses cut as youngest at U.S. Amateur
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- Joseph Bramlett appears to be just like any other 14-year-old until he hits a golf ball or is surrounded by reporters and fans.

LPGA Tour to have a little more 'skin'

Short hitters could find No. 5 easier
The latest course change at Augusta National Golf Club makes the Masters Tournament site even longer, but it has the shorter hitters more pleased than you might expect.

Beem didn't just fall out of the sky

Short hitters could find No. 5 easier

Jackets miss shot at sweep

Jackets starter shines

Briarwood ranks are pretty thin

Briarwood ranks are pretty thin
Football practices are hot for everybody in the middle of August. But for Briarwood, the heat has been particularly intense.

Thrashers C Hartigan arrested
MINNEAPOLIS -- Atlanta Thrashers center Mark Hartigan was charged with assault and disorderly conduct after getting into a fight with a bouncer at a bar.

Invader shot, killed at home
A man died at Medical College of Georgia Hospital after a shooting at an Augusta residence late Wednesday.

GreenJackets renew contract
The Augusta GreenJackets and Boston Red Sox will continue their affiliation through 2004, signing a two-year Player Development Contract this week.

Profiling won't combat terrorism

Teach good manners from infancy

Effects of coliseum authority costly

Uniform policy not uniform

Vet works hard to place animals

Good will needed to resolve Mideast conflict

Stallions' fan wants team to stay

Urges whiners to help Dr. Bragdon

Stop taxing seniors for schools

Give doc a break; build new facility

Is tenure-track faculty better?

In the know

Small portions

Fresh herbs add pizzazz to your favorite dishes

Food to go, hold the fat

Cookbooks offer tasty vegetarian ideas

In the know

A touch of herb

Gloria Estefan and Jimmy Smits to host Latin Grammys

Raise those zins, sauvs in toast to Sonoma

'American Idol' climbing the charts for Fox

Film industry to try movie theater, video messages to combat online piracy

'Spider-Man,' other summer hits lift Sony to box-office record

Health calendar

Jury studies self-defense

Candidates will seek recounts

Georgia House seats up for grabs
Tuesday's primary election was too close to call and too difficult to predict as early results rolled in for several local state House candidates - all vying for a spot on Nov. 5 general election ballots.

Governor race gets early start

Leaders give OK for city to build
After years of debate and months of research, Augusta commissioners gave the go-ahead Tuesday for the city to hire a designer for its new courts complex, a multimillion judicial building that will be located at the site of the existing Greene Street municipal building.

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Walker heads to runoff
Democrat Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. held a strong lead late Tuesday in the 12th Congressional District race in Augusta and Savannah, two of the three major population centers, and appeared to be headed for a runoff.

Budget cuts bypass child agency

4 men indicted in death

GreenJackets renew contract

News you can use
Aug. 21, 1962 The first case of polio in Richmond County in three years was reported here Monday by Dr. Abe J. Davis.

Across the area
The cause of a shootout in the Apple Valley neighborhood continued to baffle investigators Wednesday as they tried to find the people involved.

Linder leads Barr in early returns

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A Fulton County grand jury has indicted an East Point woman in the death of her 3-year-old granddaughter.

Across the area

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A Columbia woman has filed a request for a restraining order by the state Supreme Court in an attempt to stop the South Carolina Education Lottery from phasing out instant ticket games.

Leaders clear in low-profile races
ATLANTA - Early returns from Tuesday's primary elections hinted at the possibility of several lopsided victories in the race for Georgia's low-profile offices, such as insurance commissioner and school superintendent.

System begins island venture
Most people go to the Cayman Islands for the gorgeous beaches or the brilliant weather. University Hospital was attracted by the insurance climate.

Across Georgia
TRENTON -The Trenton Commission has agreed to remove the Ten Commandments plaque from City Hall to avoid exposing taxpayers to an expensive lawsuit.

Walton, MCG talk alliance
Walton Rehabilitation Hospital has approached Medical College of Georgia and MCG Health Inc. about a partnership that could include a new department of physical rehabilitation medicine, officials said.

City weighs parking-space cap

McIntyre enters mayor's race
An already crowded mayoral race now has one more man in the running, with former Augusta Mayor Ed McIntyre announcing his candidacy Wednesday morning.

Norwood wins handily

City weighs parking-space cap
AIKEN - Vehicle by vehicle, The Home Depot parking lot on Whiskey Road started becoming a used car lot in recent weeks.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Doris A. "Dot" Jones of Augusta.

Panel aims to bridge Augusta's racial divide
If you ask most ordinary Augustans, they're Not the ones with the racial problem, Human Relations Commission Chairman Kent Spruill said.

Georgia House seats up for grabs

Walker in big-city lead

Panel aims to bridge Augusta's racial divide

Fewer voters turn out for summer races

Police arrest arson suspect

Candidates will seek recounts
Losing Republican 12th Congressional District candidate Barbara Dooley and third-placing Democratic candidate Tony Center will ask for recounts of Tuesday's primary election results.

Leaders clear in low-profile races

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Mary Della Bell of Augusta.

Challenger ends McKinney's run after 10 years
ATLANTA - Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney was locked in a primary fight Tuesday night against Denise Ma-jette, a Yale-educated former judge.

Residents get reassessments
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Ken-ny Adair is hoping he'll have the weekend to get ready.

Veteran legislators headed for runoff
ATLANTA - The Republican race for lieutenant governor was shaping up early as a runoff between two veteran legislators.

Uncovering History
Every day, more than 5,000 students at Augusta State University walk on top of pieces of history.

Two of three seats down to wire

Airport adviser's contract approved
After some discussion on fee structure, the city has approved a contract for Augusta Regional Airport's economic adviser.

Across the area
About 1,000 homes in south Richmond County were restored to full power Tuesday after a storm caused power outages Monday.

News you can use
AUG. 22, 1972 Officers of the Richmond County Property Owners Association accused the Richmond County Board of Tax Assessors on Monday of a "pre-meditated criminal conspiracy" to grant property tax breaks to the rich and influential. They cited the tax records of 14 firms and individuals as proof of their case.

Across the area

Judge orders teen mother's arrest
A juvenile court judge ordered a teenage mother arrested on charges of child cruelty after the woman berated him for placing her 2-year-old daughter in foster care, authorities said Wednesday.

Residents get reassessments

District change doomed McKinney

After the storm

Uncovering History

Local ACT scores measure up
Aiken County seniors who graduated last spring scored on par with others in the state who took the ACT college entrance exam, officials said Tuesday.

Jurors acquit slaying suspect
An Augusta man who said he killed another man in defense of himself and his child was acquitted Wednesday.

School add-ons get OK
After reviewing a five-year facility needs study, the Columbia County Board of Education tentatively decided Tuesday to add six more classrooms to Lakeside High School while contractors are on-site.

After the storm
Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. (center) talks with John Holden after a tree fell on Mr. Holden's car near Mr. Walker's office on Greene Street. Mr. Holden is the military liaison for Mr. Walker.

McKinney gets toughest fight of her career
ATLANTA - Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney was locked in a primary fight Tuesday night against Denise Ma-jette, a Yale-educated former judge.

Secretary of state runoff up in the air
ATLANTA - One of the most diverse races on the statewide ballot also became one of the closest for a state office, with two Republican candidates for secretary of state only a few votes apart in their battle to reach a runoff.

Leaders give OK for city to build

District change doomed McKinney
DECATUR, Ga. - Fiery Rep. Cynthia McKinney blamed her los

Runoff hangs in the balance as Perdue pulls ahead early

Across the southeast
COLLINSVILLE, Va. -Authorities investigating the disappearance of a 9-year-old girl almost a week ago said they were looking closely at several people but have no concrete evidence tying anyone to the case.

School board incumbent lags

'Rat show' could close famous Savannah eatery
SAVANNAH, Ga. - An infestation of rodents at a downtown Savannah eatery made famous by a Clint Eastwood movie has frustrated staff and threatened the high-profile business's continued operation.

Election Results

Governor race gets early start
ATLANTA - Battle lines were taking shape Wednesday in Georgia's race for governor, surprising analysts who expected Republicans to need another three weeks to pick a candidate.

Subscriber of the day

Budget cuts bypass child agency
ATLANTA - Gov. Roy Barnes is shielding Georgia's child-protection agency from cuts that are affecting other areas of state spending.

Linder defeats Barr in GOP battle

McKinney gets toughest fight of her career

Challenger ends McKinney's run after 10 years

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia

News you can use

Two of three seats down to wire
Only one of three local state House race appeared to be easily won in Tuesday's primary election, with several candidates keeping a watch on the voting results up until the last precinct had reported.

Local ACT scores measure up

Linder defeats Barr in GOP battle
ATLANTA - John Linder defeated Bob Barr on Tuesday in a GOP primary battle in which only one incumbent could return to Congress.

Perdue wins party nomination with boost from rural counties

Norwood wins handily
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood cruised through the Republican primary Tuesday and will face lawyer and goat farmer Barry Gordon Irwin for the U.S. House 9th District seat in November.

Man sues over burial fraud

Fewer voters turn out for summer races
There were more people working at polling Precinct 111 than there were voting during Tuesday's primaries.

Veteran legislators headed for runoff

Walker in big-city lead
Democrat Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. was leading in early returns in the 12th Congressional District race Tuesday in Augusta and Savannah, two of the three major population centers.

Election Results
Here are results from Tuesday's primary elections.

Chambliss cruises to GOP go-ahead
ATLANTA - Throughout the summer, Saxby Chambliss took advantage of his status as front-runner in the U.S. Senate Republican race by aiming most of his fire at Democratic Sen. Max Cleland.

Runoff likely for 2 veteran legislators
ATLANTA - The Republican race for lieutenant governor was shaping up early as a runoff between two veteran legislators.

Across South Carolina
UNION - A helicopter has crashed about 6 miles west of Union, injuring the pilot, who was the only person on board.

Chambliss cruises to GOP go-ahead
ATLANTA - Throughout the summer, Saxby Chambliss took advantage of his status as front-runner in the U.S. Senate Republican race by aiming most of his fire at Democratic Sen. Max Cleland.

School board incumbent lags
Randy Broxton was leading the nonpartisan primary for the Burke County Board of Education District 1 seat Tuesday night.

Runoff hangs in the balance as Perdue pulls ahead early
ATLANTA - As the early returns rolled in for the Republican gubernatorial candidates, it looked as if the runoff in three weeks would pair a former Democratic state legislator with an outspoken school superintendent.

Walker heads to runoff

Man sues over burial fraud
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tracy Alexander buried his grandmother at Restlawn Memorial Park in Jacksonville nearly four years ago - or so he thought.

Walton, MCG talk alliance

Invader shot, killed at home

'Rat show' could close famous Savannah eatery

McIntyre enters mayor's race

System begins island venture

Linder leads Barr in early returns
ATLANTA - Republican Rep. John Linder opened a strong lead over Rep. Bob Barr in a fierce battle Tuesday between two veteran conservatives trying to avoid becoming the seventh House incumbent ousted in a primary this year.

Secretary of state runoff up in the air

Two groups join for bingo
Wilber Clayton Hair didn't stand close enough to a razor, he said, for his visit to Cumberland Village on Tuesday.

Judge orders teen mother's arrest

Jury studies self-defense
Claude Wiggleton, the son of a former police detective, testified Tuesday that he didn't think to call the police before heading to the scene of what he knew was a domestic argument.

Cross wins chairman's seat
Columbia County Commission will see three new faces in the next few months: One takes office after a Sept. 3 runoff; the other two start Jan. 1.

Push gets jailer reprimanded
A Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy has been given a written reprimand for pushing a 13-year-old burglary suspect who was being booked into the Walton Way jail last month, Sheriff Ronnie Strength said Tuesday.

Across Georgia

Police arrest arson suspect
Firefighters didn't have to look far Tuesday for a suspect in two late-night arsons on Wrightsboro Road: He jumped out of a burning building.

4 men indicted in death
Lorenzo D. Lindsey tried to get another man to kill Augusta's most recent homicide victim several months ago, according to an indictment returned Tuesday.

Across the southeast

Winner seems clear in most races
ATLANTA - Marietta consultant Charlie Bailey led his two competitors in early returns for secretary of state.

Perdue wins party nomination with boost from rural counties
Party-switcher Sonny Perdue defeated two rivals Tuesday to claim the Republican gubernatorial nomination without a runoff and advance to the November contest where he will challenge Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes.

The high cost of keeping up is keeping me down
Never say never again, Sean Connery said after finally returning to the silver screen as James Bond. He learned his lesson. I haven't yet.

Racing Facts
Here are facts about this weekend's Sharpie 500 race.

Spencer could be for hire

Rudd joins Wood

Priestley moved from intensive care
INDIANAPOLIS -- Actor Jason Priestley was moved out of intensive care Tuesday and his condition was upgraded to stable as he recovers from a crash during a car race.

Rudd joins Wood
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Eddie Wood was determined not to get involved in the torturous, unpredictable wrangling of silly season. Instead, he and Ricky Rudd became the lead domino, and now they can sit back and watch everything else unfold in front of them.

Darlington, TV, NASCAR officials talk about lights

Spencer could be for hire
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Trouble has a way of finding Jimmy Spencer. His most notable moments of the racing season all seem to involve twisted metal and crumpled emotions.

Priestley moved from intensive care

Racing Facts

Wood Brothers hire Rudd to replace Sadler

Darlington, TV, NASCAR officials talk about lights
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Darlington Raceway's future in NASCAR could soon get a whole lot brighter.

Spotlight on Robert Yates

Spotlight on Robert Yates
Here is a profile of NASCAR race car owner Robert Yates.

Wood Brothers hire Rudd to replace Sadler
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Ricky Rudd saga ended Tuesday when the driver signed a three-year contract with the Wood Brothers to drive the No. 21 Ford, effectively swapping seats with Elliott Sadler.

Hawks hire Alex English for player development

Hawks hire Alex English for player development
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have hired Hall of Famer and South Carolina native Alex English to be director of player personnel.

WNBA official upgraded to serious condition

Surprising Starzz meet defending WNBA champion Sparks

Falcons' backfield shows promise

Fox pleased with results of training camp

Falcons sign veteran safety Perry Phenix

Swoopes wins second MVP award

As all good owners know, draft-day parties set tone

Coaching staff not pleased with Sauerbrun's penalty

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Micah Riedel (HONOLULU, HI.)

Mrs. Margaret Owens (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin Templeton (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mittie Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annette Watzlavik (AIKEN, S.C.)

Rev. Inez Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SSGT Michelle Beaty (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Rodman Lemon (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Jeff Amos (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Maryann Valentine (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mr. Clyde Ouzts (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Sonja Lewis (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Thompson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Odyesseus Patterson (AUGUSTA, Ga..)

Mrs. Gladys Ready (POWAY, Cali.)

Mr. Leamon Holden (TWIN CITY , Ga.)

Mr. Edward Johnson (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Hagler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nettie Weaver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Sapp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs.Thelma Sapp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Hall (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Blumstein (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

New law invests in the future of nursing
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. Bush recently signed the Nurse Reinvestment Act aimed at addressing the nursing shortage. As I read the act, I was reminded that most people not in the health professions probably do not understand the significance of this newly signed bill.

Good will needed to resolve Mideast conflict
The level of bigotry or the plain ignorance of Harry Sellers, in his letter of Aug. 11 ("Stop U.S. support of Israel"), never ceases to amaze me. M. David Alalof, Martinez, Ga.

Separations
Books are infamous for surprising those who are content to judge them by their covers. But political movements are quite capable of being measured by their leaders alone. Leaders, necessarily and naturally, define what a movement is about.

Profiling won't combat terrorism
In his Aug. 10 guest column, "The deadly side of political correctness," U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., justifies his call for racially profiling Arab-Americans by sanctimoniously attacking the integrity of a Chronicle journalist's professionalism, and an Arab-American for exercising his first amendment right. These McCarthyite tactics do not hide the hypocrisy of Mr. Norwood's position. Isaam Nashashibi, Dawsonville, Ga.

NEA's wrong lessons
As the nation prepares to mark the first anniversary of Sept. 11, it's good that schools plan to integrate the tragic event into the history curriculum.

Is tenure-track faculty better?
I have two points concerning Kate Carter's Aug. 10 story, "Lecturers without tenure get boost," which is about the Georgia Board of Regents' action that increased by five-fold the number of non-tenure track lecturers allowed to teach at state universities. Gregory F. Weis, Aiken, S.C.

Vet works hard to place animals
In response to Holley Renno's Aug. 12 letter, "Two strikes and Bragdon's almost out": Perhaps Ms. Renno could better spend her time volunteering at the Richmond County Animal Control facility rather than writing inflammatory letters about people she knows little about. Irene Childress, Hephzibah, Ga.

Primary thoughts
A national and statewide embarrassment was turned out of Congress when 10-year U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., fell Tuesday to primary challenger Denise Majette in the heavily Democratic 4th congressional district.

Uniform policy not uniform
I was one of the first to agree to a school uniform policy. I now, however, retract my affirmative vote. There is nothing uniform about the Richmond County school system's uniform policy. Katie McDaniel, Hephzibah, Ga.

Give doc a break; build new facility
We are always hearing about how bad the Richmond County Animal Control Center is and the horrible condition it's in. None of us could possibly imagine the job director Dr. Bonnie Bragdon has and all the obstacles she has to deal with. Adele Damiano, Augusta

Urges whiners to help Dr. Bragdon
It is very disheartening to read the many negative letters by all the whiners about the Richmond County Animal Control facility. The bellyachers have probably never even lifted a finger - financially or physically - to help out. E.L. Howard, Augusta

Effects of coliseum authority costly
As the owner and operator of two downtown Augusta restaurants, I know the local economic impact of losing the North Georgia Annual United Methodists Convention. Barry Blackston, Augusta

Stop taxing seniors for schools
On June 18 the Aiken County Board of Education called a special meeting to increase school taxes on citizens of Aiken County. As reported in The Chronicle June 19, the 9.6 mills increase would add $4.9 million to the school budget. Berry W. McIntyre Jr., North Augusta, S.C.

Dr. Eugene Odum
When Dr. Eugene P. Odum was felled by a heart attack this month in Athens, Ga., at age 88 the world lost one of the most esteemed scientists of the 20th Century; our nation lost one of its finest, most patriotic, citizens; and our state lost a much admired and beloved University of Georgia professor.

Stallions' fan wants team to stay
I'm concerned that one of the best sports teams in the history of this area may only be a memory soon. Tony Edwards, Johnston, S.C.

New law invests in the future of nursing
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. Bush recently signed the Nurse Reinvestment Act aimed at addressing the nursing shortage. As I read the act, I was reminded that most people not in the health professions probably do not understand the significance of this newly signed bill.

Teach good manners from infancy
I am writing in response to the letter on Aug. 3 by April Flanders about children's and adults' manners ("Parents should teach kids manners"). I could not agree more. Johnnie W. Smith-Graham, Augusta

Overtime

Formal charges filed in Olympics fix case

Overtime

Magnus Larsson could be playing in his last U.S. Open

Overtime
The Professional Disc Golf Association's inaugural 2003 National Tour will make a stop in Augusta. Consisting of 11 events, the tour will run February through July and will feature the top touring professionals.

Magnus Larsson could be playing in his last U.S. Open
NEW YORK -- Sweden's Magnus Larsson could be making his last go-round at the U.S. Open.

Overtime
LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez will conclude her farewell tour at the Tournament of Champions in Mobile this fall.

Formal charges filed in Olympics fix case
NEW YORK -- A reputed Russian mobster was indicted Wednesday on charges that he plotted to fix the ice dancing and pairs figure skating competition at the Salt Lake City Olympics.

Serena Williams, Hewitt get No. 1 seedings for U.S. Open
NEW YORK -- Four Americans top the women's seedings at the U.S. Open for the first time since 1983, led by Serena Williams, who'll be aiming for her third straight Grand Slam title.

Fox pleased with results of training camp
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said he's pleased with his progress of his team after it broke a monthlong training camp on Wednesday.

Falcons' backfield shows promise
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Two preseason games have given Ollie Wilson reason to believe the Atlanta Falcons could have one of the NFL's most potent rushing attacks.

Falcons sign veteran safety Perry Phenix
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Veteran safety Perry Phenix was signed Tuesday by the Atlanta Falcons.

As all good owners know, draft-day parties set tone
Fantasy football owners ... you're on the clock.

Coaching staff not pleased with Sauerbrun's penalty
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Carolina Panthers spent two days talking about a cheap hit by the Dallas Cowboys.

Stallions await word from subcommittee
Augusta Stallions owner Frank Lawrence has 10 days to negotiate a lease with the Augusta-Richmond County coliseum authority, or the team will go dormant next season.

MCG breaks ground on new research labs
R. Clinton Webb has been rolling out the plans for months, showing prospective recruits to Medical College of Georgia what their future labs might look like.

Nuclear waste may be more inviting terror target than reactors
LUSBY, Md. -- On the shore of one of the country's most bountiful waterways, the Chesapeake Bay, two reactors have produced electricity for nearly a quarter century - and accumulated 950 tons of radioactive waste.

Camera Angles: Two pros share views on digital and film
"Should I stick with 35mm film or should I get a digital camera and go totally digital?" seems to be the big photography question these days. Personally, I like shooting with both types of cameras - film for stock- and book photography, and digital for magazine- and newspaper work. For my fun shots, I use a one-time-use camera and a 3-megapixel camera.

Pupils get up-close lesson in ecology
Principal William Bass is bringing the outdoors indoors at Rollins Elementary School.

Waste will remain in SRS tanks
COLUMBIA - The U.S. Energy Department has decided to leave radioactive residual waste in 49 aging storing tanks at Savannah River Site and fill them with concrete grout rather than empty the containers completely.

FDA approves light treatment for moderate acne
WASHINGTON -- Patients with a certain type of acne can soon opt for light therapy to try to clear it up.

It's time to toss the floppy drive
It's time to bag the floppy disk drive. The drives, whether the 5.25-inch from the early days of personal computing, or the almost-universal 3.5-inch plastic squares of today, are no longer necessary. A new widget called a Cruzer has convinced me that floppies are now as quaint as shirt armbands and sock garters.

Offensive line takes big hit
Georgia's football team is suffering injuries where it can least afford them: on the offensive line.

Richt pleased with workout
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia coach Mark Richt said the Bulldogs showed vast improvement in practice Tuesday over the day before.

Richt pleased with workout

Gamecocks shift Goodman back to quarterback

Gamecocks shift Goodman back to quarterback
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Lou Holtz says Mikal Goodman, who played quarterback his first two years with the Gamecocks, has been shifted back there because of injuries at the position.

Surprising Starzz meet defending WNBA champion Sparks
SALT LAKE CITY -- Few people expected the Utah Starzz to reach the WNBA's Western Conference finals. And that's exactly what coach Candi Harvey plans to keep reminding them.

WNBA official upgraded to serious condition
HOUSTON -- Bill Stokes, the referee who collapsed during a WNBA playoff game, was upgraded from critical to serious condition on Wednesday.

Swoopes wins second MVP award
NEW YORK -- Houston Comets forward Sheryl Swoopes was selected the WNBA's Most Valuable Player on Tuesday, winning the award for the second time in three years.

Judo club members foil alleged carjacking

Odds and ends

It's time to toss the floppy drive

Waste will remain in SRS tanks

Camera Angles: Two pros share views on digital and film

MCG breaks ground on new research labs

FDA approves light treatment for moderate acne

Nuclear waste may be more inviting terror target than reactors