Musical production of 'The Lord of the Rings' planned

Classic portraits come to life, thanks to new museum
LONDON -- The Regency was a turbulent time in Britain, when King George III was officially declared mad, his rascal of a son - the Prince of Wales - held the throne and the country was at war with France.

John Turturro stars in 'Life (x) 3'

Book embarks on fun tour of culinary delights in U.S.
In a nation with a 24-hour-a-day TV channel devoted to nothing but food, hundreds, if not thousands, of Web sites for foodies, and a fusion restaurant in every little town, Calvin Trillin is a breath of fresh air - someone who knows that food is all-important and yet can't be taken too seriously.

Classic portraits come to life, thanks to new museum

Arts calendar

Book embarks on fun tour of culinary delights in U.S.

John Turturro stars in 'Life (x) 3'
NEW YORK -- John Turturro did not plan to do his "slow burn" in "Life (x) 3."

Musical production of 'The Lord of the Rings' planned
LONDON -- A London producer has announced plans for a lavish musical version of "The Lord of the Rings," the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy that has become a cinematic hit.

Arts calendar
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Clemens again denied 300

Clemens again denied 300
DETROIT -- Roger Clemens was denied his 300th career victory for the second time Sunday when the Detroit Tigers rallied from six runs down and tied the New York Yankees in the seventh inning.

Time off is too exhausting - and definitely too educational

Wanted man caught on 'Kiss Cam'
CINCINNATI -- A wanted man was arrested after his parole officer spotted him kissing his girlfriend in a live crowd shot displayed on the scoreboard at a Cincinnati Reds game.

Clawing its way into primetime: 'Meow TV'
NEW YORK -- Balls of yarn, little plastic toys with bells inside and the occasional whiff of catnip simply aren't enough to satisfy the entertainment needs of today's sophisticated, high-tech felines.

Woman lists land on auction site
ROCKY FORD, Ga. - Only the corner post office remains open in the tiny central block of this one-caution light town. The cafe lacked the business to fill its eight tables and the bank folded in the 1930s.

Umpire-manager relations walk a fine line in today's game

Chipper, Andruw Jones out of Braves' lineup Sunday
NEW YORK -- Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones were both taken out of the Atlanta Braves' starting lineup against the New York Mets on Sunday because of minor injuries.

Interleague opinion split
NEW YORK - On the eve of the latest installment of interleague play, the Braves' locker room is a house divided on the idea.

Braves's notebook
NEW YORK - Questioned about the evolving strike zone, Atlanta's Greg Maddux was at his diplomatic best Saturday.

Mets trip up Braves

Braves's notebook

Big inning costs win

Mets trip up Braves
NEW YORK - No one expects Atlanta's Mike Hampton to win 22 games again, as he did four years ago with the Houston Astros.

Chipper, Andruw Jones out of Braves' lineup Sunday

Big inning costs win
NEW YORK - With a chance to gain 1 1/2 games on their closest pursuer in the National League East, the Atlanta Braves could have breathed a sigh of relief.

Umpire-manager relations walk a fine line in today's game
ATLANTA - With his first step out of the dugout and onto the grass at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on May 21, Bobby Cox knew his day was about to come to an abrupt end.

Expense cuts are one way to save hurting business
Being successful in business is tough - always. However, when the economy slumps and stays down for a period of time, many business owners' thoughts turn from being successful to merely surviving.

SEC chairman questions decimal trading
NEW YORK -- When decimal trading was introduced in the stock market two years ago, it was widely touted as a benefit to mutual fund investors, who would benefit from the smaller price increments. Now the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission is questioning whether the system might be unduly raising trading costs.

Entrepreneur has method for turning turkey waste into oil

Stock's reaction to tax cut modest, but impact may be far-reaching
NEW YORK -- After President Bush signed the dividend tax cut into law this past week, Wall Street staged only a modest advance. That might have disappointed some market observers who expected stocks to have a more dramatic response.

SEC chairman questions decimal trading

On the move
Johnny L. Cagle has been appointed vice president and branch manager of the North Augusta branch of Regions Bank of Central Carolina.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Kennametal IPG

As bond yields drop, mortgage rates follow
Q: Why is it a good idea to track the bond market if I'm thinking about buying a home or refinancing my mortgage?

Entrepreneur has method for turning turkey waste into oil
PHILADELPHIA - The versatile turkey has been chopped, pressed and processed into foods as diverse as burgers and bacon. Now a Long Island entrepreneur wants to put a turkey in your tank.

Stock's reaction to tax cut modest, but impact may be far-reaching

Sunday liquor sales becoming more common
DOVER, Del. -- On their way to a recent Sunday dinner at a friend's house, Ed and Alice Daino stopped at the store for a couple bottles of red wine - a transaction that would have been impossible just a few weeks ago.

As bond yields drop, mortgage rates follow

Sunday liquor sales becoming more common

Expense cuts are one way to save hurting business

Ghost signs
Businesses open and close, sometimes without any fanfare. But a company's name can linger for decades because of the signs they leave behind.

Ghost signs

On the move

Clemson stays alive
AUBURN, Ala. - Steve Pyzik's RBI single in the 10th inning and Brad McCann's big defensive play lifted Clemson to a 7-6 victory in an NCAA tournament elimination game on Saturday.

Wrong litigation curb
Curbing predatory class action lawsuits should be high on the nation's agenda. Lawsuits cost corporate America billions of dollars to insure and defend against - resulting in higher prices to consumers. Settlements often provide little significant compensation to victims, yet they hugely enrich plaintiffs' lawyers.

Addiction has ebbed
Those South Carolinians who still have reservations about the ban on video poker upheld by the state Supreme Court three years ago ought to acquaint themselves with the findings of a just-released study by psychologist Frank Quinn, a specialist in drug, alcohol and gambling addiction, and Randall Bridwell, a law professor at the University of South Carolina law school.

S.C. law to high court

S.C. law to high court
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to review an extremely controversial South Carolina legal issue involving women who destroy their advanced pregnancy by taking addictive substances.

Addiction has ebbed

Wrong litigation curb

What a Constitution!
Anyone with the constitution to seriously seek the presidency must have an ego of reinforced steel.

Video game offerings include sunshine, celebrity and traffic jams
LOS ANGELES -- Sunshine. Window smudges. Traffic jams. Fragile celebrity egos.

E-books down, graphic novels up at BookExpo America
LOS ANGELES -- If you want to know what's "in" and what's "out" in the publishing world, just look at what's on and what's off the convention floor of BookExpo America, the industry's annual national gathering.

Prenuptial agreements can be written for love and money
NEW YORK -- After going through a messy divorce, New York attorney Arlene G. Dubin decided she wouldn't let that happen again.

Rising inventories create opportunity for consumers
NEW YORK -- At the Abercrombie & Fitch store in New Jersey's Short Hills Mall, shoppers can find piles of men's shorts, all marked down 25 percent.

Unemployed workers endure longest job searches in 20 years
PRINCETON, N.J. -- It takes just a few minutes for the sheet of ledger paper to complete its trip around the circle - long enough for 28 pairs of hands to log months of frustration on its ruled blue lines.

How are mortgage interest rates and the bond market related?

How are mortgage interest rates and the bond market related?
Q. Why is it a good idea to track the bond market if I'm thinking about buying a home or refinancing my mortgage?

Credit bureaus ease ID theft pain

Unemployed workers endure longest job searches in 20 years

Prenuptial agreements can be written for love and money

Rising inventories create opportunity for consumers

Credit bureaus ease ID theft pain
NEW YORK - The nation's three major credit bureaus are trying to make it easier for consumers to sort out problems stemming from identity theft.

Jackets are sent packing
ATLANTA - A season that started with Georgia Tech ranked No. 1 ended with the Yellow Jackets wondering what went wrong.

Jackets are sent packing

Spann stays hot; Jackets are not
In what has been a season with few shining moments for the Augusta GreenJackets, it's not hard to find the bright light.

GreenJackets notebook
With the second-worst record in the South Atlantic League, the Augusta GreenJackets are on pace to set a franchise record for futility.

Around the horn
PITCHER OF THE WEEK Lakewood (N.J.) BlueClaws (Phillies) pitcher Francisco Butto went 2-0 and allowed no earned runs in 13 innings over two starts. The native of Venezuela gave up only seven hits and walked two. Butto ranks sixth in the SAL with a 1.70 ERA and is 5-2 with 40 strikeouts in 53 innings.

Bombers finish what they started
They waited six days for this?

Sorenstam makes triumphant return to LPGA Tour

Ahern leads wire-to-wire to win Music City Championship

Perry breezes to another victory
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Kenny Perry has gone unnoticed for 17 years on the PGA Tour.

Sorenstam makes triumphant return to LPGA Tour
AURORA, Ill. -- The question was never whether Annika Sorenstam was going to win, but by how much.

Ahern leads wire-to-wire to win Music City Championship
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jim Ahern shot a 3-under 69 Sunday to complete a wire-to-wire win at the Champions Tour's Music City Championship, only the third victory of his professional career.

Perry survives wicked weather for Memorial lead

Nicklaus says Woods, Mickelson likely to play in South Africa
DUBLIN, Ohio -- The Americans might not be sending their junior varsity to South Africa for the Presidents Cup in November.

Golf roundup

Poulter wins in Wales by three strokes

Perry survives wicked weather for Memorial lead
DUBLIN, Ohio - The cold wind was whipping so hard when Kenny Perry got to the first tee that he figured even par would be enough for him to keep the lead in the Memorial.

Perry breezes to another victory

Woods' late charge fires up loud gallery

Local golfers going different ways
STILLWATER, Okla. - One area player left the NCAA stage reserved for elite golfers last week, and two others are ready to take his place.

Poulter wins in Wales by three strokes
NEWPORT, Wales -- Ian Poulter of England completed a start-to-finish victory in the Wales Open on Sunday, shooting a 2-under-par 70 to win by three strokes.

Woods' late charge fires up loud gallery
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Even when he's far behind and has few holes left, Tiger Woods refuses to relinquish center stage.

Golf roundup
AURORA, Ill. - There's nothing like a couple of bogeys to get Annika Sorenstam fired up.

Local golfers going different ways

Around the horn

GreenJackets notebook

Spann stays hot; Jackets are not

Bombers finish what they started

Ducks back in finals - but for how long?

No matter what happens to Ducks in finals, Disney is selling out
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Maybe he's thinking he could make a movie about these Stanley Cup finals.

No matter what happens to Ducks in finals, Disney is selling out

Ducks back in finals - but for how long?
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- They don't mind being called lucky Ducks. Even Adam Oates, their most experienced player, called them exactly that.

Mighty Ducks win in overtime

Mighty Ducks win in overtime
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The goal that gave Anaheim hope came on a shot Martin Brodeur never lets in. The goal that got them back into the Stanley Cup finals came on a shot Ruslan Salei never puts in.

Time off is too exhausting - and definitely too educational
Vacations are strange. That's where I was last week, killing some time while my wife was out of town on business trips.

Appeals court rules county seal OK
ATLANTA -- A Richmond County court seal depicting the Ten Commandments does not endorse religion and should be allowed to stay, a federal appeals court ruled.

Letter on Bush said what so many feel
Thanks to Scott Bedgood for his letter on May 8, "Bill Clinton's legacy pales in comparison to G.W. Bush's." Shirley Gottschalk, Augusta

Teacher goes above and beyond for students

Disagrees with disability pay by Congress
Every year at this time, we hear our elected and appointed officials thank those in the military for serving their country, and lament those who gave their all that we might remain a free and prosperous nation. Dick Donnelly, Evans, Ga.

Teacher goes above and beyond for students
Every once in a while we hear of a teacher who is dedicated beyond measure, and who has such a love for his students that he will go to extremes to help mold his students into fine young citizens. Such a person is the drama teacher at Harlem High School, Ray Harris.

N.A. police thinks it's highway patrol

N.A. police thinks it's highway patrol
It's a shame the North Augusta Public Safety Department does not patrol its neighborhoods and businesses on a regular basis. That's why they always arrive after the fact. Their presence is seldom seen because they're too busy playing highway patrol. Why? Terry Smith, North Augusta, S.C.

'Chronicle' geographical error surprising
Regarding your May 25 editorial, "On being heard": You need to do a better job on your geography homework. Rockford College is in Rockford, Ill., not in New York. Gerald Parker, Aiken, S.C.

'Chronicle' geographical error surprising

Keep fire department privatized
The Columbia County Commission is at it again. They are planning a coup of the Martinez Fire Department. Larry Sheppard, Martinez, Ga.

Keep fire department privatized

Disagrees with disability pay by Congress

Letter on Bush said what so many feel

Was popular pastor railroaded into resigning?

Government drags down productivity
The enormity of the tax burden facing Americans continues to grow. Glenda Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Southern heritage being taken away little by little
I'm in my mid-50s now, but I remember a parable my grandmother used to tell me when I was very young. The parable goes: "If you put a live frog in a cold frying pan and slowly turn the heat up, you will cook the frog, but if you put him in a hot frying pan, he will jump out." Walker McWee, Augusta

Was popular pastor railroaded into resigning?
I'm not sure who is responsible for the railroading of Dr. Timothy Owings, pastor of First Baptist Church. I have been a member of the church for almost 10 years. When I joined the church, it was the humility and non-judgmental attitude of Dr. Owings that drew me there. I had "church shopped" for a year and always came back to Dr. Owings' view of the world. He is a true Christian. He doesn't judge. He doesn't envy or challenge. He only loves and accepts. Laura Hill, Augusta

Costa Rican paradise in peril

Jungle themes accent rooms in Evans home

Low price, practicality turn webcam newbie into voyeur

Action-based video games improve a person's visual perception

In the know

Fashion designers make sleepwear trendy

Wheelchairs require special courtesy

Low price, practicality turn webcam newbie into voyeur
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- I never considered myself a voyeur - until my husband wired our living room with our very own network camera hooked to the World Wide Web.

Costa Rican paradise in peril
QUEPOS, Costa Rica - It's a small slice of paradise, a stretch of white beach flanked by oceanside jungle whose exotic wildlife and breathtaking beauty attracts thousands of intrepid foreign visitors every year.

Fashion designers make sleepwear trendy
This just might bring new meaning to casual Fridays.

In the know
Tabasco is looking for the "hottest" fire-fighting cook nationwide.

Action-based video games improve a person's visual perception
Action-packed video games may offer more than just entertainment: They may make you sharper, according to a new study.

Wheelchairs require special courtesy
Dear Carson: I am in a wheelchair, but can take a few short steps with the aid of a cane. My complaints might make me sound like a fussy old man, especially since the people about whom I write are just being kind to me. First and foremost is that when people stop at my wheelchair to chat, I must crane my neck up to speak to them, which lead to cricks. The other is that when I am helped to a chair, they then take my cane and put it out of my reach. I know these people are just being kind, but I would like to see this addressed in your column. - Crick Complaint

Jungle themes accent rooms in Evans home
Blayre Ouzts didn't have a very pleasant birthday two years ago.

Home front
There are three types of towels every kitchen needs:

Court reporting requires speed, accuracy, detail

Couple offer troops vacations to ranch
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - An Athens-area couple are showing their appreciation for soldiers who served in Iraq with more than words: they are offering free vacations at their Colorado ranch.

Strong GOP can afford internal war
AIKEN - In the politics of Aiken County and the rest of the South, Ronald Reagan's famous 11th Commandment - "Thou shalt not criticize another Republican" - has become as tattered and ignored as some biblical prohibitions.

MCG's ski program offers water fun for disabled children
Justin Mason sat in the back of the boat, pumped his fist in the air and yelled to the men wading just off shore, "Push, push, push."

News you can use

Dwindling help leads town to cancel festival
WINTERVILLE, Ga. - A springtime tradition that's survived more than three decades will disappear from Winterville this year after exhausted organizers canceled the 33rd Marigold Festival a month before it was scheduled to begin.

MCG's ski program offers water fun for disabled children

Serviceman of the day
Marine Corps Pfc. Vanessa Kelly of Augusta is today's servicewoman of the day.

Rebels with a cause

News you can use
JUNE 1, 1971 Area motorists filling up on gasoline today may be surprised to find the price per gallon has jumped at least five cents from what it was early last week at most service stations.

Murphy adjusts to infamy
MURPHY, N.C. - Bill Hughes is a little worried these days about the reputation of the town where bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph was captured.

Across the southeast
GADSDEN, Ala. -A father apparently upset over marital problems killed his three children and hanged himself early Saturday in rural northeastern Alabama, authorities said.

Aiken leaders fear 'hog bill' steals control

Rebels with a cause
Motorcyclists leave the Augusta Harley-Davidson business off Interstate 20 during a ride to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Augusta. Proceeds from the fund-raiser, a five-stop observation poker run, will be donated to Ronald McDonald Charities.

Residents wait years for roads to be paved

Group begins steps to save post
A local group charged with protecting and expanding Fort Gordon past the 2005 base closure round will interview potential consultants this week, its chairman said.

Role-playing gives Athens residents feel for poverty
ATHENS, Ga. - At the beginning of the month, it looked doable for Gayle Guten.

Battle lab develops technology for military
It's the near future and the United States is engaged in an armed conflict.

Perdue scrutinizes bills as signing deadline looms

Post's soldiers quietly aided in war
More than 1,000 soldiers from the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade were deployed from Fort Gordon to the war in Iraq, but it was the soldiers who stayed behind in Augusta who played a role in one of the war's most talked-about operations.

Post's soldiers quietly aided in war

Hotel guests offer targets for thieves
Before Robert Williamson became a police officer in Tignall, Ga., he received a lesson in crime prevention while staying at Savannah Suites in Augusta.

Across South Carolina
AWENDAW - The body of a South Carolina native killed in the car bombing attacks at foreign compounds in Saudi Arabia last month has returned home.

Across South Carolina
GREER -Police handed out fliers to motorists in a new approach to find witnesses to the two-week-old robbery and triple homicide at Blue Ridge Savings Bank.

News you can use
JUNE 2, 1981 Augusta City Council adopted a 1981 permanent budget on Monday of just over $25 million, levied an 18-mill tax to fund the budget and issued a formal challenge to the county over its use of local option sales tax funds this year.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Atlanta is tied for eighth in the country in the percentage of million-dollar homes, according to census figures.

Female officers are rare sight in area's police departments

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina

Appeals court rules county seal OK

Strong GOP can afford internal war

Serviceman of the day

Across the area

Across the area

Lobbyists set record for gifts to lawmakers

Man urges veterans to record their tales

Festival spotlights American Indians
BEECH ISLAND - Without the deerskin vest and ceremonial jewelry, you'd never figure Pat Lokey as a member of the Tribal Council of Beaver Creek Indians.

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

Patrols tighten watch at lakes
HARTWELL, Ga. - Sailing on a lake with hundreds of power boats has gotten a little dangerous at times, but Philip Holmes feels safe bringing his 6-year-old son, Aaron, out on Lake Hartwell.

Across the southeast

Across the area
Slab repair work on a portion of Interstate 20 in Columbia County will continue through today with lane closures.

Tax tour inspires Augusta leaders

Tax tour inspires Augusta leaders
COLUMBUS, Ga. - They oohed. They aahed. And after an afternoon of seeing a sister city's sales tax projects in living color, elected and appointed leaders walked away with a vision of Augusta's future and a plausible way to pay for it.

Court reporting requires speed, accuracy, detail
A courtroom observer might not notice Kim Clayton as she seemingly fades into the background while attorneys posture and witnesses testify.

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Senior Airman Bronson Allen Priebe of Evans.

Across the area
Richmond County authorities are investigating three weekend burglaries, including a break-in in which the homeowner reported the theft of nearly $18,000 in jewelry and other items.

New market offers more than produce
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Beth Kinstler moved to downtown Savannah seeking a sense of community. She says she's found a prime example on the corner of East Broad and Gwinnett streets.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - Boeing Co., looking for a location for its new airline plant, might have its eye on Georgia's coast.

Aiken leaders fear 'hog bill' steals control
AIKEN - County officials are worried that proposed state legislation aimed at regulating South Carolina's agriculture industry will undercut their ability to police pollution from industrial-scale cattle, poultry and hog operations.

Decrease in funds could slow cleanup
A last-minute legislative raid on a trust fund to clean up Georgia's hazardous waste sites could mean a slowdown in the pace of cleanups and a shift in costs to local taxpayers.

Kidnap victim escapes captors
A Hephzibah man who told police he was kidnapped during a home invasion early Sunday managed to escape his captors and find help, authorities said.

Residents wait years for roads to be paved
For Cheryl Lowe and the other residents of Grant Road near Harlem, pavement has been a long time coming.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A big rant, and it is hard to put into words, but I read in the paper that the senior centers are facing shutdown because of the stupidity of people, not having, I guess you would say, common sense enough to know how to keep books or what they spend the money on. It looks like Richmond County has gone crazy. They can't answer what has become of the money.

Man urges veterans to record their tales
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., is flying around his congressional district asking veterans to tell their stories while they still can.

Patrols tighten watch at lakes

Female officers are rare sight in area's police departments
Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Judy Thomason said some people were skeptical of her abilities when she joined the department's crime suppression team.

Across Georgia

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A big rant, and it is hard to put into words, but I read in the paper that the senior centers are facing shutdown because of the stupidity of people, not having, I guess you would say, common sense enough to know how to keep books or what they spend the money on. It looks like Richmond County has gone crazy. They can't answer what has become of the money.

Dwindling help leads town to cancel festival

Murphy adjusts to infamy

Group begins steps to save post

New market offers more than produce

Hotel guests offer targets for thieves

Decrease in funds could slow cleanup

Battle lab develops technology for military

Kidnap victim escapes captors

Festival spotlights American Indians

Couple offer troops vacations to ranch

Serviceman of the day

News you can use

Role-playing gives Athens residents feel for poverty

Augusta's Taylor prepares to jump to next level
According to the men in her life, Lynn Taylor is easily moved to tears. The emotions tend to flow with each milestone step her baby boy takes.

After 50 movies, Janet Leigh still haunted by that 'Psycho' shower
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Janet Leigh has starred in 50 movies, appearing opposite many of the biggest names in Hollywood. Yet she will never be as famous as the girl in the shower.

Five Questions With Andrew Stanton

After 50 movies, Janet Leigh still haunted by that 'Psycho' shower

Five Questions With Andrew Stanton
LOS ANGELES -- When a person decides to play a 152-year-old sea turtle in a movie, the key word to remember is "Whoa."

Classic rock acts rule at concert venues

Classic rock acts rule at concert venues
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Norah Jones won eight Grammies and sold six million copies of her debut album, "Come Away With Me." But don't expect to see her performing live at the nation's biggest concert venues.

Newman wins at Dover
DOVER, Del. - Ryan Newman had the fastest car in Sunday's MBNA Armed Forces Family 400. It took more than that to win the race - Newman needed to win an arm-wrestling match with his Dodge at Dover International Speedway.

NASCAR notebook

ARCA's teen sensation earns second win of season

Montoya wins Monaco GP

ARCA's teen sensation earns second win of season
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Shelby Howard caught a late break and made the most of it - and in the process, made himself the youngest ARCA driver to win on a superspeedway.

Female crew hopes to draw some attention and do well in debut
FORT WORTH, Texas - As Gina Tomaseski struggled to raise the truck with a jack, she - not the vehicle ended up in the air. Sue Webb had treadmarks on her arms from lugging around a 50-pound tire.

NASCAR notebook
DOVER, Del. - Casey Mears' strategy for Sunday's MBNA Armed Forces Family 400 at Dover International Speedway was to keep all the fenders on his Dodge and be on the track at the end of the race.

Female crew hopes to draw some attention and do well in debut

Marlin fights back
DOVER, Del. - From the moment Sterling Marlin hit the wall at Kansas Speedway in September, his Chip Ganassi Racing team has been in a rebuilding process.

Marlin fights back

Newman wins at Dover

Montoya wins Monaco GP
MONTE CARLO, Monaco -- Juan Pablo Montoya won the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, ending Michael Schumacher's three-race winning streak in Formula One.

NASCAR notebook
DOVER, Del. - Dover International Speedway is a track within a track.

Olympic bomb suspect Rudolph arrested behind N.C. grocery store
MURPHY, N.C. -- Eric Robert Rudolph, the Olympic Park bombing suspect who became almost a mythic figure during his years on the run in the Appalachian wilderness, was arrested early Saturday as he scavenged for food behind a grocery store.

Olympic bomb suspect Rudolph arrested behind N.C. grocery store

Position-by-position breakdown of the NBA Finals
A position-by-position look at the matchups in the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and New Jersey Nets:

Position-by-position breakdown of the NBA Finals

Duncan says Martin among league's best defenders

Capsule look at the NBA Finals
A capsule look at the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the New Jersey Nets:

Capsule look at the NBA Finals

Jackson's seen plenty on his long road to finals

Charlotte stings Detroit
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Rookie Teana McKiver scored 15 points and fellow reserve Kelly Miller added 12 as the Charlotte Sting defeated the Detroit Shock 70-67 Saturday night.

Duncan says Martin among league's best defenders
SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan doesn't expect to see a lot of crazy defensive schemes from the New Jersey Nets.

Charlotte stings Detroit

Jackson's seen plenty on his long road to finals
SAN ANTONIO -- One thing Stephen Jackson can do as well as shoot a basketball is tell tales about a career that took him around the globe before he landed in both New Jersey and San Antonio.

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GRANITEVILLE - Even after she officially retired after 48 years of work at a textile mill, Chloe Jeffers kept on working at a cornerstone of the Graniteville community up into her 80s.

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Area sports announcements

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Todd wins disc golf tournament

Venus Williams upset by Russian teen at French Open

Costa wins in five again; Hewitt out; top women breeze

Todd wins disc golf tournament
Cameron Todd has seen the competition level grow exponentially in disc golf.

Venus Williams upset by Russian teen at French Open
PARIS -- Jeers and whistles rained down as Venus Williams brushed past a TV interviewer on her way off the court. She raised a hand to wave stiffly.

Overtime
Brian Griese was once touted as a replacement for John Elway. Now Griese is about to become a victim of the salary cap.

Area sports announcements
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Costa wins in five again; Hewitt out; top women breeze
PARIS -- More than 4 1/2 hours into his third five-set victory at the French Open, Albert Costa leaned over the net, head down, tongue hanging. The defending champion appeared to be peering into a well, searching for drops of energy.

Overtime
Kevin McKenzie tied an Arena Football League record with six touchdowns as the defending champion San Jose SaberCats beat Georgia 69-48 on Saturday in a quarterfinal playoff game.

'Mr. Knife' believes being a bladesmith is like being a sculptor
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. - George Herron's strategy for building the perfect knife is as simple as the coveted blades he creates.

'Mr. Knife' believes being a bladesmith is like being a sculptor

Letters suggest record bass was caught on film
There is a new mystery brewing over the world's most famous fish, caught 71 years ago this week by a 19-year-old farmer from south Georgia.

Perdue scrutinizes bills as signing deadline looms
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has gotten the ink flowing over the past couple of weeks, signing dozens of the 2003 General Assembly's bills into law.

Lobbyists set record for gifts to lawmakers
ATLANTA - Georgia Senate leader Eric Johnson received a NASCAR jacket autographed by driver Kyle Petty.

Letters suggest record bass was caught on film

American TV cop joins Scotland Yard
LONDON -- What keeps "Keen Eddie" keen? Being in Britain, says Mark Valley, who plays a brash American detective abroad in a new Fox cop show.

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

A rich, absorbing saga: 'The Wire' returns for its second season

American TV cop joins Scotland Yard

WGBH to produce commercial children's TV series for the first time

WGBH to produce commercial children's TV series for the first time
BOSTON -- WGBH, the leading creator of programming for the Public Broadcasting Service, will produce its first children's series for a commercial network.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
Perhaps Oliver Stone is torn between two goals with his new documentary. Does he mean to probe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Or indulge himself in gritty grandstanding?

A rich, absorbing saga: 'The Wire' returns for its second season
NEW YORK -- When it premiered last summer, "The Wire" was labeled "smart" - a terrible burden to bear, even for an HBO drama series. The implication: Watching this is work.

Video game offerings include sunshine, celebrity and traffic jams

E-books down, graphic novels up at BookExpo America

Gamecocks advance to Super Regional

Gamecocks advance to Super Regional
ATLANTA -- South Carolina scored 20 runs on 41 hits in sweeping the Atlanta regional, but the success started on the mound.

Clawing its way into primetime: 'Meow TV'

Wanted man caught on 'Kiss Cam'

Woman lists land on auction site