Author tells of life as a Rosenberg

One man gives life to Harry Potter plus 133 others, on tape
LOS ANGELES -- The malevolent warlock He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named lives inside of Jim Dale.

Author tells of life as a Rosenberg
When Robert Rosenberg was 7, changing his last name to Meeropol seemed unfair. He didn't want to lose his alliteration, and he certainly didn't want his older brother Michael to gain it.

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'Low Down' celebrates dysfunction

Pushing and pulling, Pilobolus finds new ways to move

'Low Down' celebrates dysfunction
A.J. Albany conducts a guided tour of growing up with her father, pianist Joe Albany, in her memoir Low Down: Junk, Jazz, and Other Fairy Tales From Childhood.

Pushing and pulling, Pilobolus finds new ways to move
NEW YORK -- As the lights fade, Renee Jaworski is off balance, about to fall. Otis Cook reaches out to her, but the curtain drops before the audience can see if he means to ease or hasten her descent.

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'Potter' could be faster, shorter

One man gives life to Harry Potter plus 133 others, on tape

'Potter' could be faster, shorter
The Harry Potter naysayers who warn that the books' exploration of magical mayhem is evil may be barking up the wrong enchanted tree, but Potter scribe J.K. Rowling does seem to have a fiendish plot.

Baseball roundup
NEW YORK - Roger Clemens earned his 301st victory, and Hideki Matsui hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs as the New York Yankees beat the Mets 7-1 Saturday in the first game of a two-ballpark, day-night doubleheader.

Baseball roundup

Pitching keeps Atlanta on top
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - If Sunday afternoon's 2-0 victory for the Atlanta Bravesover the Tampa Bay Devil Rays had come in October, it would be considered a game for the ages.

Pitching keeps Atlanta on top

Braves shut out Devil Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Russ Ortiz pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and Andruw Jones broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the sixth, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2-0 Sunday.

Ortiz's effort could turn into All-Star bid

Devil Rays roll past Braves
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - It might be time for the Braves to pull the plug on the Shane Reynolds experiment.

Braves shut out Devil Rays

Ortiz's effort could turn into All-Star bid
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - If second baseman Marcus Giles, shortstop Rafael Furcal, catcher Javy Lopez and right fielder Gary Sheffield hold onto their All-Star voting leads, the Braves could send as many as six players to the midsummer classic.

Devil Rays roll past Braves

Donations give students resources for learning

Business briefs
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Pfizer Inc.

Donations give students resources for learning
The ambulance parked across from President Terry Elam's office at Augusta Technical College is there so students can train as paramedics to save lives one day. For now, the ambulance is saving the school a lot of money.

Latest interest rate cut could be last for a while

On the move

Fledgling printing company makes it through hard times

On the move
Sandra Harrell, a Realtor with Meybohm Realtors, has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist designation by the Council of Residential Specialists.

PeopleSoft sprints to close sales in fight for survival

Small business should think big in marketing
Every business needs marketing. It's what creates the "door swings and telephone rings" that keep a business in business. But a half-hearted or inconsistent marketing program won't cut it.

Latest interest rate cut could be last for a while
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve's first short-term interest rate cut of this year could turn out to be its last bracing tonic if the economy's vital signs - which the Fed says already are improving - get even stronger in the coming months.

Low interest rates cut into seniors' savings

PeopleSoft sprints to close sales in fight for survival
SAN FRANCISCO -- With its survival at stake, business software maker PeopleSoft Inc. is racing to close sales this week so it can wield customer loyalty as a club against its unwelcome suitor, Oracle Corp.

Business briefs

Cool, rainy weather puts a chill on swimwear sales
NEW YORK -- Every Memorial Day weekend, Christine Cornell purchases several bikinis for the summer. But this year has been different. Cornell, who spent much of a cool, wet spring in dark fall clothes and rain gear, hasn't been in a beachwear mood.

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Monday and July 7, 14: GrayKnight Computing; three classes 6-8 p.m.; for more information, contact Donny Gray at 364-4729 or go to www.grayknight.net and click on "Classes."

Fledgling printing company makes it through hard times
MACON, Ga. -- Entrepreneurs Jim Hardin and Andy Mealor combined their skills to beat the odds. They bought a printing business, restructured it and expanded it while the economy was sinking.

Low interest rates cut into seniors' savings
When Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan speaks, as he did last week, Wall Street listens. At the same time, Bobbie Olivero and many other seniors hold their breath.

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Cool, rainy weather puts a chill on swimwear sales

Preview magazines favor Georgia above area universities
For fans consumed with college football, preseason rankings are useful to help pass the slow summer days and ... well, that's about it.

Auburn confers with NCAA on basketball probe

Private lives
Gays last week appeared to have won the right to be left alone.

A conundrum for blacks
The U.S. Supreme Court's redistricting decision handed down Thursday has been characterized as a victory for Georgia Democrats. True enough. The ruling, by a 5-4 vote, restores a state Senate map Democrats drew two years ago when they controlled both legislative bodies and the governorship.

SRS can pay more
Under the Atomic Energy Act of 1962, the Department of Energy pays a tax, or fee if you will, to Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale counties for the nearly 200,000 acres of land the Savannah River Site occupies.

Let's get behind YDC
For some time now, the Augusta Youth Development Campus has been in a death spiral. Whether it can pull out of it, even with radical maneuvers, remains to be seen.

A conundrum for blacks

Let's get behind YDC

Second-quarter warnings, earnings will test Wall Street's mettle
NEW YORK -- Wall Street's mettle will be put to the test in the coming weeks as companies tell investors what to expect of second-quarter earnings reports. And the market's recent spectacular ride could be over if corporate outlooks are bleak.

Second-quarter warnings, earnings will test Wall Street's mettle

How do I know if that cruise "bargain" really is?
Q. The newspaper travel sections are rife with what appear to be fantastic cruise deals, especially to Alaska and the Caribbean. How do I discern a true bargain in this confusing field?

How do I know if that cruise "bargain" really is?

Investing strategies differ depending on threat of deflation, inflation
NEW YORK -- Wall Street has rallied in the past three months on expectations of a solid economic rebound. But the Federal Reserve is maintaining its caution about the threat of deflation, where a listless economy sets off a prolonged decline in prices.

Investing strategies differ depending on threat of deflation, inflation

Augusta making pitch, but can't win
In three games against Hickory, Augusta starters have only allowed two earned runs through 19 innings.

Hickory victory clocks Augusta
Home run trots are supposed to be triumphant strides around the base paths. If it's your first professional home run, it should be even sweeter.

Green finishes with golf, moves on to battle with cancer

Toms wins second victory of year
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- David Toms shot a 7-under 64 Sunday and won the St. Jude Classic by three strokes for his second victory in eight weeks.

Green finishes with golf, moves on to battle with cancer
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Playing in Sunday's final round of the U.S. Senior Open, Hubert Green said he never gave a second thought to what was ahead for him.

Playoff results in Taylor's win
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Vaughn Taylor's first victory on the Nationwide Tour gave him exempt status on the circuit through 2004.

Lietzke hangs on to capture U.S. Senior Open over Watson
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Bruce Lietzke began the day with a four-shot lead and played efficient, if unspectacular, golf to hold off Tom Watson and win the U.S. Senior Open on Sunday.

Playoff results in Taylor's win

Stanford wins first LPGA title at ShopRite

Drug tests conducted at French Open for first time
VERSAILLES, France -- Drug tests were conducted on the European Tour for the first time Sunday as six players were tested after the final round of the French Open.

Stanford wins first LPGA title at ShopRite
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Angela Stanford set a torrid pace early and played error-free golf the rest of the way Sunday to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic, her first championship as a pro.

Lietzke hangs on to capture U.S. Senior Open over Watson

Taylor wins Knoxville Open
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Vaughn Taylor won the Knoxville Open for his first Nationwide Tour title Sunday, shooting an 8-under 64 and beating Joe Ogilvie with a birdie on the first playoff hole.

Hickory victory clocks Augusta

Augusta making pitch, but can't win

A doctor's expertise is known by the answers he gives
Someone sent in this suggestion of what happened when a panel of doctors was asked to vote on adding a new hospital wing:

YDC privatization begins Tuesday
Privatization of the Augusta Youth Development Campus has been bumped up a month. It starts Tuesday.

Commissioners perform for cameras

Expresses praise and criticism for same edition
Your cover photo on the June 15 TV Week insert was outrageously vulgar. A sheer stocking on legs and torso only changes the color, not the anatomy, of the body. Such an exposure of male private parts is unacceptable in any decent society. I am hoping that my hometown newspaper just "slipped up" on this one. Wheldon Hair, Harlem, Ga.

Traficant is a hero to some
What about Waco, and what about Ruby Ridge? A man, who I believe is innocent, sits in prison - a man who was extremely critical of both these incidents; a man who was critical of former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno's tactics though, ironically, they shared the same political party. The Rev. M. Allen Flowers, Augusta

Commissioners perform for cameras
Has it reached the point where the majority of Augustans must accept that half of our duly-elected county commissioners are a point of embarrassment instead of pride, as seen when we view them on television? Andy Chandler, Augusta

CSRA should get no free lunch from SRS
An article in The Chronicle on June 23, "Counties plan to seek more money from SRS," seems to reflect the popular philosophy that there is really a free lunch. It argues to wit that since the Savannah River Site is an extremely valuable piece of real-estate property owned by the rich federal government, it should be highly taxed in order to remove the tax burden on residents of the counties it's located in. Tom Bowden, North Augusta, S.C.

Landlords are taxpayers, too
I manage a local apartment complex, and have been caught up in the recent struggle over the process for evictions and hauling away the junk left by evicted tenants. Patricia Sanford, Augusta

Expresses praise and criticism for same edition

Wireless carriers try to hook Americans on texting

Family blends contemporary style with antique charm

Idaho's wilderness is a secluded gem

Avoid or report unneighborly neighbor

In the know

Home front

The software price is right

Psychic gets mixes results on predictions

Airport screeners may get X-ray vision

Are public court records too public in cyberspace?

Are public court records too public in cyberspace?
SAN FRANCISCO -- Courthouses have long been considered stodgy institutions, foreign to the public they serve. The Internet has made them a little less detached, offering the ability to pay tickets, attend traffic school, even monitor dockets online.

The software price is right
Educational software has gone from curiosity and novelty to commonplace and commodity, but the pricing hasn't moved quite as rapidly.

Airport screeners may get X-ray vision
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A scanner the government is testing for airport screening reveals much more than meets the eye to be comfortable for most passengers.

In the know
The animated film Finding Nemo is a sweet father-and-son tale.

Wireless carriers try to hook Americans on texting
NEW YORK -- It's worked in Europe and Asia - why not here?

Avoid or report unneighborly neighbor
Dear Carson: We have an evil neighbor who for two years now has turned our water off, played loud music late at night, vacuumed after 11 p.m., slammed doors, cursed at our children and a lot more. Our manager will do nothing about it. Can you help? - Noisy Neighbor

Car 'black-box' data land in courts
No one disputes that Michelle Zimmermann lost control of her 2002 GMC Yukon as she drove on a two-lane highway in Massachusetts one snowy afternoon last January. Her friend died after the SUV slammed into a tree.

Idaho's wilderness is a secluded gem
BOISE, Idaho - For nearly two centuries, a vast expanse in the corner of present-day southwestern Idaho and portions of neighboring states was considered a sagebrush wasteland of little interest.

'Sesame Street' figures to help children deal with war, terrorism
NEW YORK -- The Muppets have more to offer than lessons on numbers, letters and shapes - now they're teaching children about fear, violence and war.

Psychic gets mixes results on predictions
It's been more than six months since we impatiently asked for answers on the future of Augusta.

Family blends contemporary style with antique charm
Even in winter, the back yard is a favorite spot for Drew and Debbie Negus.

Home front
Wipes (not including the baby variety, which we've appropriated for our own grown-up devices) are cleaning up at supermarkets. Last year, Americans spent $874.4 million on the convenience cleaning segment, as it's formally known in market-research circles, up a dramatic 40 percent from 2000, according to a study by MarketResearch.com.

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Army Sgt. James Ingram Jr. of Beech Island.

Lottery reactions vary among winners
Though the odds were against them, luck and the Georgia Lottery made winners out of ordinary people.

News you can use
JUNE 30, 1976 The first two blocks of the Broad Street revitalization project were opened at noon Tuesday, but the project will not be dedicated until Sunday.

Evans graduate is Miss Georgia
For Andrea Bailey, the fifth time was the charm.

Across Georgia

Memo outlines costs of closing division of VA hospital
Closing one of the two divisions of an Augusta veterans hospital would not only be costly in the long run, it also would force its patients to move to other cities and would have a serious impact on the local economy, according to an internal memo provided to The Augusta Chronicle.

Across the southeast

Island program gets teens closer to nature
CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Ga. - Michelle Searles hadn't given much thought to career goals until she started a summer job a few weeks ago.

City looks to Smart Start to discourage crime early

Big class puts strain on housing
ATHENS, Ga. - At the University of Georgia, on-campus beds will be as scarce as water in the desert when classes resume in August.

Annual festival is pre-July 4th fun for patrons
AIKEN - A booming voice amplified over an intercom at the fairgrounds made the claim Saturday afternoon: "I hope you're having a good time, but if you're not, it's probably your own fault."

Georgia coast faces trials
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Coastal Georgia faces many of the same concerns about air, water and land that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency outlined for the country as a whole in its Report on the Environment, released last week. But the coast also has its own environmental challenges: areas of dying marsh, declining blue crab population, increasing development and overpumping of its drinking-water supply.

Declining revenues tax state leaders
ATLANTA - Summer started early this year in Oregon, when cash-strapped schools shut down weeks ahead of schedule.

Serviceman of the day
Marine Corps Sgt. John Pruitt of Harlem is today's serviceman of the day.

City looks to Smart Start to discourage crime early
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Many think there is a strong connection between crime and education, or rather the lack of it.

Bush's tax cut to be felt locally
President Bush's tax cut has everyday taxpayers glossy-eyed with excitement over having more money in their pockets.

Batchelor surrenders to police
AIKEN - Fugitive Michael Batchelor, on the run since jumping bail June 13 instead of pleading guilty as planned to involuntary manslaughter and felony drunken-driving charges, turned himself in Sunday at the Aiken County Detention Center, authorities said.

News you can use
JUNE 29, 1984 The National Science Center for Communications and Electronics is rapidly turning from dream to reality, the director for the center said Thursday.

Funeral speakers reflect diversity of Thurmond's career

Rants and raves
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Across South Carolina

Small town ends popular Marigold Festival
WINTERVILLE, Ga. - Angie Bartlett doesn't know much about marigolds - she was admittedly surprised by their pungent smell - but she has nurtured the flower beds along Winterville's Main Street anyway.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Gov. Sonny Perdue has backed off a plan to combine the Office of Education Accountability with the state Education Department.

UGA trustees set talks
ATHENS, Ga. - Two members of the University of Georgia Foundation's board of trustees have called a special meeting of the full board for Tuesday in Atlanta to discuss "recent events" at the school - events which might include the recent controversy over UGA President Michael Adams' decision not to grant Athletic Director Vince Dooley a contract, according to Jack Rooker, the chairman of the board.

Across the southeast
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. -Three of the four men who escaped from a Georgia jail by crawling through plumbing access and scaling two 12-foot-high razor fences were captured in Florida.

Georgia is spared worst budget woes
ATLANTA - While some states are laying off government workers and letting prisoners out of jail, Georgia is falling back on its reserves and accelerating tax collections.

Thurmond lies in state Capitol

Across the area
A pot on a stove led to a fire that quickly spread and severely damaged an Augusta home Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Commandments incite talks
WINDER, Ga. - The Barrow County Board of Commissioners will talk Tuesday about whether to remove a Ten Commandments plaque from a courthouse lobby, after the Atlanta office of the American Civil Liberties Union challenged the display of the Judeo-Christian doctrine.

Small town ends popular Marigold Festival

Thurmond lies in state Capitol
COLUMBIA - The flag-draped casket of former U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond was escorted Sunday into the South Carolina Statehouse on a bright and blistering afternoon, and hundreds of people braved the heat to pay respects to the political legend who lived for more than a century.

Remembering Strom Thurmond

Funeral speakers reflect diversity of Thurmond's career
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Former U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, a founder of the conservative Republican South, will be eulogized by two Democrats as well as a federal appeals court judge.

History program refreshes teachers

First Steps faces steep cuts
BISHOPVILLE, S.C. - Parents will find fewer classrooms next fall for 4-year-olds who need extra help learning colors, counting and socializing with other children before they start kindergarten.

Augusta leaders give in to constant drama of politics

Woman is champion for community causes
If Fran Stewart were a minister, she would have a year's worth of sermons ready to go.

Tobacco tax goes up Tuesday
ATLANTA - Marianne Cousart isn't happy that she's going to have to start forking over more money for cigarettes this week. But it's not going to stop her from lighting up.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Several South Carolina school districts are being sued by workers who say they were not paid for overtime as required by federal law.

History program refreshes teachers
Use of the grant continues this summer, and evening lectures will begin when school starts.

Thurmond's influence lives on through his proteges

Across Georgia
ATHENS -A coroner's inquest ruled that the death of a 40-year-old inmate in the Clarke County Jail last year was from natural causes.

Highway construction leads to bumpy ride

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A state agent has been cleared in the shooting death of a man who held police at bay for nine hours at a Batesburg-Leesville apartment, a Lexington County prosecutor has ruled.

Augusta leaders give in to constant drama of politics
With only two years on the job and a fat parting gift in his back pocket, former Augusta City Administrator Randy Oliver has bid adieu to the city manager's position in Greenville, S.C., reportedly for greener pastures.

Number of ATV accidents grows
David Heath says most injuries suffered while riding an all-terrain vehicle are the fault of the rider, not the ATV.

Analysts say country will hold critical view of Thurmond
AIKEN - The passing of America's longest-serving senator Thursday marked the physical end to Strom Thurmond's illustrious life, but how his political legacy will be remembered remains uncertain.

Highway construction leads to bumpy ride
Motorists taking a road trip this summer should be prepared for a few roadblocks along the way.

Remembering Strom Thurmond
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Across the area

Ex-dropout earns Yale fellowship

Savannah celebrates 50 copious years in produce

Officials work to revive scenic Woodpecker Trail

Georgia is spared worst budget woes

First Steps faces steep cuts

Memo outlines costs of closing division of VA hospital

News you can use

Across the area

Former owner of teen club offers advice
Businessman Chin Yu knows how to run a teen club, and he says it doesn't involve a bikini contest or skimpy security.

Bush's tax cut to be felt locally

Officials work to revive scenic Woodpecker Trail
FOLKSTON, Ga. - Before interstates were built, motorists en route to Florida's Gulf Coast drove on a two-lane highway called the Woodpecker Trail through Georgia towns such as Metter, Hoboken and Folkston. Interstate 95 changed all that, and the Woodpecker Trail became a distant memory.

Across the southeast

Woman is champion for community causes

Serviceman of the day

Rants and Raves
GIVE ME A BREAK, you inconsiderate slob! I'm 50 and like to crank up my stereo occasionally. But I don't make other people listen to what I'm listening to.

Commandments incite talks

Across the southeast
MARSHALLBERG, N.C. -Folks who ride personal watercraft are hoping the National Park Service will ease or drop a ban on the speedy craft at Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County.

Lottery reactions vary among winners

Number of ATV accidents grows

Former owner of teen club offers advice

Across Georgia

Last days contrast strongly with the rest of his long life

News you can use

Annual festival is pre-July 4th fun for patrons

Ex-dropout earns Yale fellowship
Paul Weinberger is the first to say how surprised he is to be doing research at Yale starting Tuesday.

Tobacco tax goes up Tuesday

Few in Georgia cross river to buy
AIKEN - Just like the slow pace of a Carolina weekend afternoon, the start of Sunday beer and wine sales in Aiken was taken casually.

Georgia coast faces trials

Across the area
Five men, including four from New York, were arrested Saturday at the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles in Augusta, officials said.

Evans graduate is Miss Georgia

Analysts say country will hold critical view of Thurmond

Serviceman of the day

Thurmond's influence lives on through his proteges
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- While South Carolinians remember former U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond as a man who could get things done for them, many others from the Palmetto State see their time spent with Thurmond as the stepping stone to greater things.

Batchelor surrenders to police

Troubled children flee state programs
COLUMBIA - Each month, an average of 74 children run away from the foster or group homes or treatment facilities where the state has put them. Often, they are never found.

Budget cuts mean job loss for workers

Budget cuts mean job loss for workers
AIKEN - The budget crisis that has crippled South Carolina's government is rippling across the basic services its people depend on most, from fewer public schoolteachers to fewer state troopers patrolling remote highways to fewer officers guarding more state prison inmates.

News you can use

Rants and Raves
GIVE ME A BREAK, you inconsiderate slob! I'm 50 and like to crank up my stereo occasionally. But I don't make other people listen to what I'm listening to.

Few in Georgia cross river to buy

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JUNE 28, 1955 AIKEN - An inquest into the death of Eugene Harold Key, 9, who died Saturday, hours after his bike crashed into a car, will be held Wednesday, Coroner James L. Gregory said.

Declining revenues tax state leaders

Savannah celebrates 50 copious years in produce
SAVANNAH, Ga. - By midnight, most folks in the early to mid-1900s would have turned out the lights and fallen fast asleep.

YDC privatization begins Tuesday

Last days contrast strongly with the rest of his long life
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - The last six months of Strom Thurmond's life were a painfully sad contrast to the vim and hard-driving vitality for which he was famous through most of his life.

ACC's circle of life takes a turn
Feel sorry for Mike Krzyzewski. Despite his best efforts to undermine the expansion movement, football fever proved more potent than his Duke basketball empire.

'Angels' ascend to No. 1, 'Hulk' tumbles in second weekend
LOS ANGELES -- The angels have lost a little of their kick but they can still pulverize the opposition, even if he's big and green.

Katharine Hepburn dies at 96

Hollywood offers wave of flicks from '70s TV

Hollywood offers wave of flicks from '70s TV
LOS ANGELES -- That '70s decade just won't stay buried.

Katharine Hepburn dies at 96
OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. -- Katharine Hepburn, an icon of feminist strength and spirit who brought a chiseled beauty and patrician bearing to such films as "The Philadelphia Story" and "The African Queen," died Sunday, her executor and town authorities said. She was 96.

Monica triumphs over personal tragedies with new album

Monica triumphs over personal tragedies with new album
NEW YORK -- Delays and false starts surrounding the release of Monica's third album, "After the Storm," are just a minor bump in the road compared with the personal upheaval she's gone through.

Ralf Schumacher leads a 1-2 BMW-Williams finish in European GP

Dixon new man to beat in IRL

Dixon new man to beat in IRL
RICHMOND, Va. -- Scott Dixon found the consistency he was looking for and is now the man to beat in the Indy Racing League.

New rivalry comes to life after death

Keller wins his first race of season at The Milwaukee Mile

Keller wins his first race of season at The Milwaukee Mile
WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Jason Keller won the GNC Live Well 250 under the yellow flag on Sunday for his first Busch series victory of the season.

Ralf Schumacher leads a 1-2 BMW-Williams finish in European GP
NUERBERGRING, Germany -- Ralf Schumacher took advantage of the misfortunes of his brother and polesitter Kimi Raikkonen to end a 24-race winless streak.

New rivalry comes to life after death
ATLANTA - The opening of Fox's final NASCAR broadcast of 2003 featured Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. sitting at a desk inside the Hollywood Hotel.

Kohl says he's decided not to sell Bucks to Michael Jordan
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl has decided not to sell the team to Michael Jordan.

Auburn confers with NCAA on basketball probe
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn officials have met with the NCAA enforcement staff in hopes of reaching a conclusion to its investigation into the men's basketball program.

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Mr. Bobby Langford (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Marian Brookes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herb Key (STATESVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey Jenkins (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Stanley (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Marc McCray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Madonna Williams (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Sgt. Orenthial Smith (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Marian Brookes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Senator J. Strom Thurmond (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Savoy (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith Usry (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey Jenkins (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

MSG. Ret. Roy Shropshire (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Marcum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Giusto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sgt. Maj. Roy Roberts (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Turner (SAN ANTONIO, Texas)

Mrs. Edith Usry (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Langford (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Emily Giusto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Martin (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Abrams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Overtime

Deadline nears for Miami to make its affiliation decision

Ol' guy uses new trick: Agassi goes to net to win

Overtime

Area sports announcements

Agassi, Roddick lead way into second week at Wimbledon; Venus gets rematch

Agassi, Roddick lead way into second week at Wimbledon; Venus gets rematch
WIMBLEDON, England -- My, how Andre Agassi has changed his tune.

Ol' guy uses new trick: Agassi goes to net to win
WIMBLEDON, England -- It was enough to draw double-takes.

Overtime
Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl has decided not to sell the team to Michael Jordan. Kohl said Sunday that he had extensive negotiations with Jordan but that he doesn't want to part with the team right now.

Overtime
Chinese basketball officials said Denver Nuggets prospect Xue Yuyang is not ready for the NBA and will not be allowed to play in the United States next season.

Deadline nears for Miami to make its affiliation decision
MIAMI -- After a seven-week courtship, one unresolved courtroom battle and last-ditch offers from the league that has them and the league that wants them, an answer is finally near to Miami's million-dollar question: Will the Hurricanes stay in the Big East or accept an invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference?

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Licenses for visitors to increase
Georgians who cross the Savannah River to take advantage of South Carolina's liberal, early deer season will pay more for licenses this year.

Outdoors calendar
Tuesday: A Dusk Walk will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Call 828-2109 for details.

Outdoors calendar

Officials consider relicensing Augusta Canal
Out past the stone parapets that frame the gateway to Augusta's historic canal, the Savannah River cascades across an ancient, concrete wall.

Officials consider relicensing Augusta Canal

ACC's circle of life takes a turn

Letterman fails to close the gap with Leno

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

'Golden Girls' are a TV hit the second time around
NEW YORK -- Four wisecracking women who love to talk about sex star in one of television's hottest shows - but it's not what you're thinking.

TV news in an age of big media: Just viewer come-ons?

TV news in an age of big media: Just viewer come-ons?
NEW YORK -- For TV news programmers, Laci Peterson is big business.

Letterman fails to close the gap with Leno
NEW YORK -- As he enjoyed some extra time off this summer, David Letterman would have been wise not to ponder the results of CBS' effort to narrow the ratings gap between him and Jay Leno. The news isn't particularly good.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
Television, like the good Americans who watch it, gets in a patriotic spirit this time of year.

'Golden Girls' are a TV hit the second time around