Paul Muldoon wins Griffin Poetry Prize
TORONTO -- Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Muldoon has won the Griffin Poetry Prize for his collection, "Moy Sand and Gravel."

Paul Muldoon wins Griffin Poetry Prize

Envisioning India through its movies
NEW YORK -- In 1991, Jonathan Torgovnik backpacked through India. The trip led to an obsession with Indian film that led him back, again and again, so he could capture Indian culture as seen through the lens of Bollywood films.

Envisioning India through its movies

Sosa rejoins Cubs, pleases fans in BP
CINCINNATI -- Sammy Sosa rejoined the Chicago Cubs and put on a fan-pleasing show during batting practice Monday, scattering long drives to all parts of Great American Ball Park.

South Carolina tries to "extend their stay" at CWS

Red Sox top Astros in 14 innings
Harve Moberly, of North Augusta, finishes off a bucket of range balls at the Persimmon Hill golf course in Saluda, S.C. Mr. Moberly spent Sunday playing golf at the course.

Red Sox top Astros in 14 innings

South Carolina tries to "extend their stay" at CWS
Walking on the edge at the College World Series has been very comfortable for South Carolina the past two seasons.

Sosa rejoins Cubs, pleases fans in BP

Desert Dome provides perch for camera
OMAHA, Neb. -- College World Series viewers are seeing new camera shots of Rosenblatt Stadium, courtesy of the adjacent Henry Doorly Zoo.

Be pet-conscious when vacationing with furry friend

Odds and Ends
LOS ANGELES -- Thousands of people on foot and bicycles giddily took over eight miles of the city's oldest major freeway Sunday in a symbolic snub of Los Angeles' famed car culture.

Odds and Ends
HONG KONG -- A steak house chain said it has dropped a promotion offering free baked snails to customers who utter a "secret password" - the name of Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa.

Police call on crime-fighting Buddhist monks for help
LOWELL, Mass. -- A shaven-headed Buddhist monk in a saffron robe, the Venerable Sao Khon seems an unlikely crimefighter. But he might be one answer to violence on this city's streets.

Homeless used to advertise pizza company
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Instead of going Dumpster-diving for maybe a half-eaten sandwich and some cold fries, Peter Schoeff, a 20-year-old homeless man, was served a slice of hot pizza dripping with cheese.

Ortiz settling influence on Braves rotation
ATLANTA -- In a season of unrest for the Atlanta Braves' rotation, Russ Ortiz has been a settling influence.

Smoltz is Braves' saving ace

Smoltz is Braves' saving ace
ATLANTA - In a recent Sports Illustrated article, writer Daniel Habib wrote that "with two near-unhittable pitches, (Los Angeles Dodgers closer Eric) Gagne has fast become baseball's most overpowering finisher."

Ortiz settling influence on Braves rotation

M's, Meche top Braves
SEATTLE - Gil Meche, back in the majors after two shoulder operations, outdueled four-time Cy Young winner Greg Maddux as the Seattle Mariners beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Sunday night.

Role of fossil fuels, nuclear power complicate talks on hydrogen's future
WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham sought to assure Europeans on Monday that the United States would pursue research in developing hydrogen from a wide range of sources, from fossil fuels and nuclear power to renewable energy.

Sun Microsystems eclipsed by Internet bust, strategy
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It was the leading supplier of the computer servers that fueled the dot-com boom, the Silicon Valley star whose name was nearly synonymous with New Economy chic.

Business briefs

Signs point to stronger economic growth next year

Schroeder plans welfare cuts to spur German economy
COTTBUS, Germany -- Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's plans to trim Germany's welfare state and ease job market regulation got firm backing from his junior coalition partner Sunday, when the Greens said the proposals were vital to get Europe's biggest economy "back on its feet."

The IRS reaches out to small businesses
NEW YORK -- Many small business owners will be getting letters from the IRS that won't be tax bills or audit announcements - they'll be reminders about the benefits and requirements of retirement plans.

Business briefs
The grand opening of wireless service provider Nextel Partners will begin at 11:30 a.m. today at 3836 Washington Road, Suite 5, in Martinez. Nextel Partners will donate $6,000 to the Columbia County Fire Department during the ceremony.

Oracle's Ellison rattles industry with takeover bid
SAN FRANCISCO -- Not much has gone right for software mogul Larry Ellison during the last three years. His personal fortune plunged by $46 billion, his company's sales eroded, his bid for yachting's America's Cup failed and his clout seemed to be fading.

Boeing touts strategy as rival Airbus basks in big jet deal

Sun Microsystems eclipsed by Internet bust, strategy

Role of fossil fuels, nuclear power complicate talks on hydrogen's future

Boeing touts strategy as rival Airbus basks in big jet deal
LE BOURGET, France -- As its European rival basked in a record-setting order for 41 planes, Boeing Co. laid out its vision Monday for retaking the lead in the fiercely competitive aviation industry: the newly christened 7E7 Dreamliner.

Signs point to stronger economic growth next year
WASHINGTON -- For the past three years, the U.S. economy has taken hits from the bursting stock market bubble, a recession and terrorist attacks. Conditions now, finally, offer the prospect of better growth over the last six months of the year.

Role of fossil fuels, nuclear power complicate talks on hydrogen's future
WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham sought to assure Europeans on Monday that the United States would pursue research in developing hydrogen from a wide range of sources, from fossil fuels and nuclear power to renewable energy.

Schroeder plans welfare cuts to spur German economy

The IRS reaches out to small businesses

Role of fossil fuels, nuclear power complicate talks on hydrogen's future

What the voters want
Mission accomplished. The 19-member task force that turned down the plan to have Columbia Countians elect their school board chairperson did exactly what majority Board of Education members - who appointed the task force - wanted: To stick with the status quo of having trustees select their own presiding officer.

Unfair competition
Business is tough enough during these hardscrabble days without having the government compete against you. Government enterprises don't have to pay taxes; private enterprises do. Government can also call on taxpayer subsidies to keep its operations afloat if need be, whereas private companies can't.

Rx plans too costly

Sinking deep roots

Sinking deep roots
When the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (or BRAC) considers the fate of Fort Gordon in two years, it will be influenced by the role the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center plays in the Augusta area.

Rx plans too costly
Congress is working feverishly on a prescription drug entitlement for the elderly, and most political observers believe some kind of bipartisan bill will pass, perhaps soon.

Stocks advance on positive manufacturing survey

Late-day market rallies suggest new investor confidence

What's the smartest way to build credit?

Late-day market rallies suggest new investor confidence
NEW YORK -- Wall Street investors expecting a major pullback after three months of rallies were pleasantly surprised this past week: Stocks were able to notch another week of gains despite negative or mixed economic news, largely on a series of late-day advances.

Stocks advance on positive manufacturing survey
NEW YORK -- Wall Street shot higher Monday after a report on New York manufacturing bolstered investors' expectations of a resurgent economy. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 201 points to its best performance in more than two months.

What's the smartest way to build credit?
Q. What's the smartest way to build credit if I've never had credit cards?

New tax law will lower many workers' taxes

Another interest rate cut could hurt money-fund business

Another interest rate cut could hurt money-fund business
NEW YORK -- Investors have largely cheered the Federal Reserve's openness toward cutting interest rates beyond their 41-year low, believing lower rates will promote economic growth. But the prospect of additional cuts is stirring concern in the money-market fund business.

New tax law will lower many workers' taxes
NEW YORK -- There's a little something for just about everyone in the new tax act.

Game report
TURNING POINT: Augusta rallied for two runs in the ninth to make it a one-run game before Waves reliever Victor Santiago came in to close it out, retiring Hanley Ramirez on a ground out to seal the win.

Out with old for GreenJackets
There's a fresh start on the horizon for the last-place Augusta GreenJackets, who start over at 0-0 when the second half begins after the all-star break.

Woods finally pulls out driver, but it doesn't make a difference

A swing good enough to win the U.S. Open
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - The man and the game many felt was suited to win a U.S. Open finally did and in the process joined a class that includes the best players of the last two generations.

Birthday song awaits caddie

Weir, Furyk lead wide open year
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- The Masters champion is a southpaw from north of the border. The U.S. Open champion has a loop in his swing that helped him hit the ball straight on a course not far from the Loop in Chicago.

Weir, Furyk lead wide open year

Woods finally pulls out driver, but it doesn't make a difference
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- Tiger Woods finally pulled out his driver Sunday and attacked the course in the final round of the U.S. Open. He might have been better off finding a new putter instead.

Golfer, caddie shine spotlight on disease

Teske's birdie beats Sorenstam, two others in Giant Eagle
VIENNA, Ohio -- An exhausted Annika Sorenstam turned to a course marshal late in Sunday's final round of the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic and said, "I'm done."

Singh plummets off leaderboard

Streaker disrupts U.S. Open
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill., -- A topless woman attempted to hand Jim Furyk a pair of roses near the 11th green Sunday, disrupting the final round of the U.S. Open briefly before being arrested by authorities.

Streaker disrupts U.S. Open

Singh plummets off leaderboard
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Vijay Singh's meltdown was even worse the second time around.

Tilton wins Georgia State Amateur qualifier
Curiosity got the best of Kris Shepherd as he walked toward Zac Tilton at West Lake Country Club's 18th green.

Birthday song awaits caddie
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - All Shana Dillon asked for as a birthday present was one birdie from her husband in the final round of the U.S. Open.

Tilton wins Georgia State Amateur qualifier

Golfer, caddie shine spotlight on disease
Bruce Edwards stepped up to the microphones Sunday and said something eerily familiar to the words uttered 64 years ago by the man whose name is attached to the disease that is steadily killing him.

A swing good enough to win the U.S. Open

Brown, Jackson take Persimmon Hill wins

Teske's birdie beats Sorenstam, two others in Giant Eagle

With Tiger out of contention, U.S. Open ratings drop
NEW YORK -- With Tiger Woods out of contention and a relatively suspense-free final round, the overnight ratings for Sunday's telecast of the U.S. Open dropped 40 percent from last year.

Brown, Jackson take Persimmon Hill wins
SALUDA, S.C. - Three Regions Cup amateur golf tournaments are in the books, and Scott Brown and Mike Jackson have stamped themselves as the players to beat.

Out with old for GreenJackets

Butler selects new coach
Although his team went 4-6 last season and has not been to the postseason since 1988, former Butler coach David Land really thought the Bulldogs would come around next season.

Be pet-conscious when vacationing with furry friend
Whenever my family gets together and the past is dredged up, someone's sure to recall the time we went on vacation and took my sister's cat.

Man in police custody after girlfriend's stabbing death
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - A Waynesboro woman was stabbed to death this morning, and her live-in boyfriend is in police custody, authorities said.

Two killed in plane crash near Augusta Regional Airport
Two people were killed today when a small, twin-engine plane crashed in the swamp near Augusta Regional Airport shortly after 1 p.m.

Pilot escapes emergency landing
WARRENTON, Ga. - The pilot walked away from a single-engine plane's emergency landing in Warren County this morning.

Where have city insect sprayers gone?

Creationism as valid as other electives

Honor graduates don't get recognition
The graduation ceremony at Silver Bluff High School on May 29 was beautiful. Of the three graduations I've attended thus far, it was certainly the most solemn and reverent. Cindy Fuller, North Augusta, S.C.

CSRA loses a treasure as pastor resigns

Church controls make accusations unlikely

Honor graduates don't get recognition

Creationism as valid as other electives
In response to the June 9 editorial, "Sunday school is for Sunday," creationism is another theory - just as evolution is a theory. There are many variations of this theory, but why should any theory be left out of the discussion, if it is indeed an academic discussion? Carolyn Wheatley, Trenton, S.C.

Where have city insect sprayers gone?
What happened to those evenings in the backyard, cooking steaks and eating by candlelight? They're gone because of the mosquitoes! Naomi Williams, Augusta

Nursing center vital for the indigent
Regarding the June 11 article "County elder home decried": Wade Jones Jr. of Pepper Hill Nursing Center believes Mattie C. Hall Center should be put out of business because it doesn't pay taxes. Carl Champlin, Aiken, S.C.

Adams should reverse Dooley decision
University of Georgia President Michael Adams is doing the university and the state of Georgia a grave disservice by not renewing Coach Vince Dooley's contract. Elliott C. Mumper, Augusta

A.R. Johnson needs a change
I agree with Retha Baker (June 10, "A.R. Johnson not what it once was"), however I was not too impressed with A.R. Johnson Magnet School from the day that my daughter was enrolled. She was a 2002 graduate. The atmosphere and culture of the school is seriously different than that of John S. Davidson Magnet School of Fine Arts, yet the two schools are supposedly premier places of learning. Deborah Ivey Terry, Augusta

CSRA loses a treasure as pastor resigns
My wife and I joined First Baptist Church of Augusta after a two-year search for a church that had a pastor who was kind, loving and a great student of the Bible, who cared for "all" people. We had been members of churches that had dynamic preachers who were more full of themselves and building programs than God's love.

Nursing center vital for the indigent

Relocation plans not for the good of society
I have read with feelings of ambivalence about plans to build a stadium for Lucy Craft Laney High School. I am happy, because it has been obvious for a long time that such a stadium is needed. Cecelia Butler-Johnson, Augusta

Church controls make accusations unlikely
I have been a member of First Baptist Church for 53 years, and my wife and I raised our family there. As a Christian and member of First Baptist Church, I would like to give my thoughts on the controversy surrounding our pastor, the Rev. Dr. Timothy Owings. Rudy C. Hayes, Augusta

Seniors calendar

Techbits

Antivirus industry steamed over virus article, college class

'Splurge Day' is good excuse to spend some money

Antivirus industry steamed over virus article, college class
NEW YORK -- First the University of Calgary announced plans to offer a class in writing computer viruses and other destructive programs. Then Wired magazine published the code of a virus-like program that caused mass havoc on the Internet this year.

Techbits
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For years, computer files compressed with the ubiquitous "Zip" standard have been readable by rival programs, regardless of the software used to make the original archive.

CDC: 1 in 3 children born in 2000 will become diabetic
NEW ORLEANS -- One in three U.S. children born in 2000 will become diabetic unless many more people start eating less and exercising more, a scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns.

'Splurge Day' is good excuse to spend some money
Splurge.There's just something about the way the word rolls off your tongue that makes you want to run out and buy something.

In the know
Baby games such as Peekaboo and This Little Piggy are more than just an introduction to fun; they are the building blocks to teach memory, object permanence and intellectual growth.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person.

The best-laid plans for highway trends often go awry
Think of all the major roads in Augusta. Then add an extension of Calhoun Expressway to Interstate 20 and a Midtown Route crossing the Savannah River near 13th Street.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JUNE 16, 1979 SWEETWATER, S.C. - Independent truckers staged a peaceful blockade of the Sweetwater gasoline storage complex Friday in an effort to generate support for the nationwide truckers strike protesting high fuel prices and what they called restrictive regulation of the trucking industry.

Fighting disrupts teen club

Fights at club could be end of The Industry
Vice officers warned the owner of a popular Augusta teen club Monday that he could be forced to shut down if frequent fighting continues.

Pilot escapes emergency landing

Rants and Raves
THIS IS TO RESPOND to all who complain about tipping servers in restaurants. My daughter is a server at a restaurant in Augusta. We recently returned from a trip to France. Every restaurant in France includes a 15 percent tip in the check. My daughter thought that was a great idea until we experienced poor service in nearly every restaurant. For those who feel no obligation to tip, you had better consider the method of the French. Fortunately, you nontippers are not the majority.

Man faces new charge in beating
An Augusta man now faces a murder charge in Friday's golf-club beating of an acquaintance. Police upgraded the charge against Melvin Holmes, 56, of Carrie Street, after reviewing results of an autopsy of Robert Brown, 66.

News you can use
Danford Luke of Wrightsboro Road was in serious condition at a local hospital Thursday with second- and third-degree burns received from an auto accident.

Baseball game sets stage for quality time
Tanner Schultz, 2, gets a healthy dose of sunscreen from his dad, Kyle Schultz, who tried to avoid the scorching sun during the game.

Sludge was toxic, doctor testifies
A veterinarian who worked with cattle at Boyceland Dairy for 19 years told jurors Monday that the onset of sickness and death in the Burke County herd was nothing short of "catastrophic."

On the range

Across the area
CADLEY, Ga. -The pilot of a single-engine plane that ran out of fuel made an emergency landing in a Warren County field Monday morning.

YDC change recalls failure at Athens center
The head of Georgia's Juvenile Justice system is calling for a softer approach to rehabilitating boys behind concertina wire.

Medical association adopts disaster courses
The Medical College of Georgia is becoming known for disaster.

Road repair

Bills would help Reserve, Guard
An area congressman has introduced federal legislation that could reward military reservists and members of the National Guard and their employers.

Mayor's assistant plans road to higher role in government

Sudden rainstorm causes flooding, power outages
AIKEN - A torrential rainstorm that swept through Augusta and into Aiken County with little warning left downtown merchants sweeping water from their storefronts and some customers bailing out their soaked cars.

Serviceman of the day

Road repair
Traffic creeps around the asphalt machine on Whiskey Road in Aiken. The four-lane highway has undergone extensive work, causing slower traffic. When completed within the next week, the road will be two feet wider on each side and resurfaced to remedy potholes and wear.

Across the Southeast
Nearly 1,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises drown every day after becoming tangled in fishing nets and other equipment, scientists say in what appears to be the first global estimate of the problem.

New courthouse site studied
A push to build a new judicial center in the 500 block of Reynolds Street ignores a three-year-old study that said the riverfront site would be a poor place for a government structure.

School's musical janitor retires
At Evans Middle School, staff and students might see William Crawford as an elderly janitor, a man who quietly goes about his business.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS TO RESPOND to all who complain about tipping servers in restaurants. My daughter is a server at a restaurant in Augusta. We recently returned from a trip to France. Every restaurant in France includes a 15 percent tip in the check. My daughter thought that was a great idea until we experienced poor service in nearly every restaurant. For those who feel no obligation to tip, you had better consider the method of the French. Fortunately, you nontippers are not the majority.

Restaurants, bars object to sidewalk fee proposal

Serviceman of the day

Serviceman of the day
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kenneth Lee Fuller is today's serviceman of the day.

Sludge was toxic, doctor testifies

Costs place HOPE in peril
ATLANTA - Since the early 1990s, the HOPE scholarship has helped send more than 700,000 Georgia students to college, making it easily one of the state's most popular government programs.

Across the area

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Fugitive dad eludes Aiken authorities

Mayor's assistant plans road to higher role in government
SALUDA, S.C. - Three Regions Cup amateur golf tournaments are in the books, and Scott Brown and Mike Jackson have stamped themselves as the players to beat.

New courthouse site studied

Across the area

Fights at club could be end of The Industry

The best-laid plans for highway trends often go awry

Group backs fuel cell research

News you can use

Man faces new charge in beating

USC to become hub of fuel cell research
COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina is poised to become the leader in research that some scientists say could lead to a radical new way to power the entire nation.

Husband, wife die when plane crashes

Staff shakeup raises queries
AIKEN - Like a blackjack dealer with a badge, Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt has reshuffled his personnel deck since taking office a month ago, sometimes hitting 21, sometimes busting the limit.

Man in police custody after girlfriend's stabbing death

Fighting disrupts teen club
Two bouncers and a teenage club-goer were injured early Sunday when fighting erupted outside The Industry teen club in downtown Augusta.

Mosquito-borne viruses concern horse owners
AIKEN - The battle against two mosquito-borne viruses, deadly to both humans and horses, is being fought at a feverish pace with the needle and syringe Dr. Sallie Hyman wields every day in the barns of western South Carolina.

Across the area
An Augusta woman was jailed Saturday on charges of burning her live-in boyfriend in the face with a cigarette, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Across South Carolina
LAURENS - The death of a 2-year-old girl has led to the arrest of her mother and a 22-year-old man, police officials said.

Across Georgia
OSSABAW ISLAND - After years of restricted visits, more than 2,000 people will get to explore Ossabaw Island this year.

Fugitive dad eludes Aiken authorities
AIKEN - Joy Batchelor says she isn't surprised her ex-husband jumped bail on charges related to the July 2002 car crash that killed her three sons.

Across Georgia

Husband, wife die when plane crashes
Minutes before a small, twin-engine plane crashed in the swamp surrounding Augusta Regional Airport on Monday, killing a local aviator and his wife, Brian Fealko wished his friend Ed Johnson a safe flight.

Across the Southeast

Group backs fuel cell research
AIKEN - The push to replace conventional fuel with hydrogen, a process potentially worth billions of dollars and thousands of jobs, gained valuable backing Monday from a scientific group.

Father faces cruelty charges
Augusta authorities arrested a man who they say shook a 4-month-old boy to death Sunday.

Serviceman of the day
Army Chief Warrant Officer Charles E. Fishe II of Martinez is today's serviceman of the day.

On the range
Harve Moberly, of North Augusta, finishes off a bucket of range balls at the Persimmon Hill golf course in Saluda, S.C. Mr. Moberly spent Sundat playing golf at the course.

Baseball game sets stage for quality time

Open race for Senate lures few Democrats
ATLANTA - In times past, an open U.S. Senate seat would have touched off a stampede among ambitious Georgia Democrats eager for the job.

Rants and Raves
I AM CALLING about the American flag flying on the municipal building. Since last January, it has been tattered and torn, and the storm the other night ripped it more. I am tired of looking out my window seeing the flag torn and nothing being done about it.

Rants and Raves
I AM CALLING about the American flag flying on the municipal building. Since last January, it has been tattered and torn, and the storm the other night ripped it more. I am tired of looking out my window seeing the flag torn and nothing being done about it.

Across Georgia
SYLVESTER - A young mother who left her two toddlers home alone has been charged after a weekend house fire killed the children, officials said Monday.

Sudden rainstorm causes flooding, power outages

Open race for Senate lures few Democrats

Mosquito-borne viruses concern horse owners

School's musical janitor retires

Across South Carolina

YDC change recalls failure at Athens center

Restaurants, bars object to sidewalk fee proposal
ATHENS, Ga. - Being able to sit outside for a meal or a drink in downtown Athens contributes to the near-constant buzz of activity that is characteristic of the central business district.

Costs place HOPE in peril

Staff shakeup raises queries

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG -Trustees at South Carolina State University have decided to furlough employees for nine days next fiscal year instead of raising tuition.

Victory serves as validation
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - From the moment he stepped on the first tee, there was nobody ever closer than three strokes.

Harrison Ford gets goofy in 'Hollywood Homicide'

'Transformer' robots from the 1980s seek film deal

'Transformer' robots from the 1980s seek film deal
LOS ANGELES -- The shape-shifting "Transformer" robots from the 1980s may soon be using 20-something nostalgia to fuel a Hollywood movie.

Harrison Ford gets goofy in 'Hollywood Homicide'
LOS ANGELES -- Oh, that wacky Harrison Ford, rigging his cell phone to announce calls with the tune of "My Girl" and chasing a bad guy on a child's pink bicycle.

'Finding Nemo' retains top spot with $29.2 million weekend

'Finding Nemo' retains top spot with $29.2 million weekend
LOS ANGELES -- Cartoon fish still have audiences hooked as the undersea adventure "Finding Nemo" regained the top spot at the weekend box office with $29.2 million.

New singers bring back timeless tunes
NEW YORK -- The words are intimate, but delivered in public. The music is sung close up, perhaps even whispered across cocktail tables.

New singers bring back timeless tunes

Cautions give Busch victory

Cautions give Busch victory
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Michigan International Speedway has always required compromises, but rarely has guessing right been as important as Sunday's Sirius Satellite Radio 400.

Kenseth widens gap on Earnhardt
BROOKLYN, Mich. - For nearly half of Sunday's Sirius Satellite Radio 400, Matt Kenseth said he had a 25th-place car.

Citgo ending Roush sponsorship at end of season

Kenseth widens gap on Earnhardt

Struggling CART series looking for buyer
INDIANAPOLIS -- The struggling CART series would consider selling the company and has hired an investment banker to consider its options.

Struggling CART series looking for buyer

Bentley wins Le Mans as Kristensen sets record
LE MANS, France -- Bentley won its first Le Mans title since 1930 on Sunday, and driver Tom Kristensen set a record with his fourth straight victory in the 24-hour endurance race.

Citgo ending Roush sponsorship at end of season
CONCORD, N.C. -- Roush Racing lost the primary sponsor on Jeff Burton's car Monday when Citgo Petroleum Corp., said it was leaving at the end of the season.

Spurs team will be different next year

Spurs team will be different next year
SAN ANTONIO - When the San Antonio Spurs hold their ring ceremony 4 1/2 months from now, they'll bear only a passing resemblance to the championship squad that finished off the Nets in six games.

Spurs win NBA title

Spurs win NBA title
SAN ANTONIO -- First came a blocked shot, one of eight rejections Tim Duncan had on the night.

Peerless ready to shake up the Falcons

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Hewitt, Serena get No. 1 seeds at Wimbledon

Ivanisevic, Seles out of Wimbledon

Overtime

Overtime

Injuries force players to abandon Wimbledon

Laporta pressured to deliver Beckham after winning election

Overtime
Augusta's Darryl Reeves took eighth place and earned All-America honors in the long jump for South Carolina State at the Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend.

Hewitt, Serena get No. 1 seeds at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- Defending champions Lleyton Hewitt and Serena Williams are seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon.

Overtime
University of Washington officials met Sunday with lawyers for embattled football coach Rick Neuheisel, though neither side disclosed the nature of discussions.

Injuries force players to abandon Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- Anna Kournikova has pulled out of Wimbledon because of a back injury.

Laporta pressured to deliver Beckham after winning election
MADRID, Spain -- He won FC Barcelona's presidential elections on the David Beckham promise. The question now: Can Joan Laporta deliver Beckham?

Ivanisevic, Seles out of Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- Former champion Goran Ivanisevic and Monica Seles pulled out of Wimbledon because of injuries.

Peerless ready to shake up the Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The money was great. The idea of playing at home was appealing. And who wouldn't want to team up with Michael Vick?

Victory serves as validation

Documentary looks at a neighborhood conflict in Columbus, Ohio

G4 looks to build on strong first year as video game channel

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Documentary looks at a neighborhood conflict in Columbus, Ohio
NEW YORK -- In any other context, it's a mundane act. Yet when a real estate agent walks through a vacant house to end the PBS documentary "Flag Wars," it seems sinister.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
He was beloved by fellow comedians, yet unknown to most Americans. Part of the problem for Bill Hicks was his inability to find a place on television, which wanted his humor defanged.

As a comedy, 'The Office' employs humor and insight

As a comedy, 'The Office' employs humor and insight
NEW YORK -- You'll find much that's funny about "The Office," the BBC-produced "mockumentary" series about a sales team for a paper supply company.

G4 looks to build on strong first year as video game channel
LOS ANGELES -- For years, video game players have hunched in front of flickering television sets, blasting asteroids, piloting starships and stealing cars.

South Carolina tries to "extend their stay"
Walking on the edge at the College World Series has been very comfortable for South Carolina the past two seasons.

South Carolina beats LSU in CWS
OMAHA, Neb. -- Winning never seems to come easily to South Carolina at the College World Series.

South Carolina beats LSU in CWS

South Carolina tries to "extend their stay"

Desert Dome provides perch for camera

Desert Dome provides perch for camera
OMAHA, Neb. -- College World Series viewers are seeing new camera shots of Rosenblatt Stadium, courtesy of the adjacent Henry Doorly Zoo.

Saturday is big day for Harry Potter fans
Saturday is coming.

Xtreme seeks teen board members
Wanted: 18 responsible teens who want to expand their horizons by working and writing for a real newspaper. Teens who just want to pad college applications need not apply.

Xtreme question of the week
Q: How many times did it take you to pass your driver's license exam?

4-1-1

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

Saturday is big day for Harry Potter fans

Your style
THE FACTS: Ethan St. Martin, 13, a freshman at Lakeside High School.

Xtreme calendar

Audio best

4-1-1
Ever wonder what your name means? Check out www.behindthename.com to find out.

Dumping jailbird is best
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend is in jail. I like him but I don't love him. I don't know if I should write him and wait for him while he's in jail, or if I should break up with him. What should I do? - 16-year-old Augusta girl

Learning by experience
A Richmond County Sheriff's Office program lets teens play a grown-up game of cops and robbers.

Xtreme calendar
R&B singer Monica's new album, After the Storm, is in stores today.

Dumping jailbird is best

Decrepits stagger to catchy chaos
You've probably never heard of them, let alone any of their songs, but don't let that stop you from getting to know The Decrepits.

Artist's corner

Artist's corner
Cliff McCullough, 19, is a recent graduate of Lakeside High School. Untitled is a freehand pencil-and-ink drawing.

Learning by experience

Decrepits stagger to catchy chaos

Xtreme question of the week

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Homeless used to advertise pizza company