AN AP ARTS REVIEW: Exploring the hyperactive mind of Leonardo da Vinci
NEW YORK -- Call it Cirque du Soleil for eggheads.

Book review: Fast-food investigator now probes pot, porn and produce-pickers
"Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market." By Eric Schlosser. Houghton Mifflin. 310 Pages. $23.

AN AP ARTS REVIEW: Exploring the hyperactive mind of Leonardo da Vinci

Stores able to meet demand for newest Harry Potter tale

Book review: No dangling chads in precedent to 2000 election debate
"Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876." By Roy Morris Jr. Simon & Schuster, 311 Pages. $27.

Book review: No dangling chads in precedent to 2000 election debate

Book review: Fast-food investigator now probes pot, porn and produce-pickers

Stores able to meet demand for newest Harry Potter tale
After seeing a shopper stampede the first weekend of Harry Potter's latest tale, retailers say interest in the magical boy wizard subsided Saturday and Sunday, helping them keep pace with customer demand.

With each swing, Matsui becoming a bona fide hit

Interleague baseball boosts attendance

Mets trade Alomar to White Sox

Mets trade Alomar to White Sox
NEW YORK -- Roberto Alomar was traded by the Mets to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, ending a disappointing 1 1/2 -year stay in New York in which he failed to live up to his elite billing.

Interleague baseball boosts attendance
NEW YORK -- Major league baseball attendance went up 20 percent during interleague play, averaging 31,034 fans a game compared with 25,839 for other games.

With each swing, Matsui becoming a bona fide hit
NEW YORK -- Hideki Matsui still has plenty to learn. Proved it during the weekend, in fact.

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Odds and Ends
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Stephen Feist threw on his Grateful Dead T-shirt, slipped on some sandals, picked up his Martin guitar and went down in the record books.

Odds and Ends
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- People who live in glass houses might not get the asking price.

Attention Kmart shoppers: Wedding in furniture department
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Attention Kmart shoppers: There's a wedding ceremony in the patio furniture department.

Bakery owner accused of stealing competitor's recipes
PHILADELPHIA -- The owner of a small North Carolina pita company got inside a suburban Philadelphia bakery by passing himself off as a production-line supervisor and stole the business' secret recipes, authorities say.

Florida's phenom impresses team

Marlins pummel Braves
MIAMI - When Atlanta's Mike Hampton starts a game by giving up hits to seven of the first 13 batters he faces, comparisons inevitably are made to his days pitching a mile above sea level.

Florida's phenom impresses team
MIAMI - Florida's Dontrelle Willis is baseball's latest phenom, a high-kicking left-hander who has taken the baseball world by storm.

Braves notebook

Marlins pummel Braves

Braves notebook
MIAMI - The news that Paul Byrd will undergo ligament-replacement surgery today on his right elbow and be lost for at least a year barely caused a ripple in the visitors clubhouse Monday afternoon.

Byrd to undergo Tommy John surgery

Marlins leave Maddux reeling
MIAMI - For three starts against American League teams, Atlanta pitcher Greg Maddux looked like the former Cy Young winner he is.

Byrd to undergo Tommy John surgery
MIAMI -- Atlanta Braves right-hander Paul Byrd will have reconstructive surgery Tuesday on his pitching elbow.

Waste Management to trim payroll by 600

Tobacco production to be the lowest since 1874
WASHINGTON -- It was America's first export, but now the tobacco fields are disappearing, buried by lawsuits, a drop-off in smoking and competition from imports.

Waste Management to trim payroll by 600
HOUSTON -- Waste Management Inc. said Monday it will reduce its work force by 600 and eliminate 200 contract positions as part of a plan to reduce its markets and streamline costs.

Waste firm to trim its payroll
HOUSTON - Waste Management Inc. said Monday it will reduce its work force by 600 and eliminate 200 contract positions as part of a plan to reduce its markets and streamline costs.

Business briefs

Plants' workers escape strikes
Union workers at Vogtle and Hatch nuclear plants averted a strike when they voted to accept the same Southern Nuclear Operating contract proposal they rejected less than a month ago.

Training program offers hope to the unemployed
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - In January, George McKay unexpectedly found himself among the ranks of the nation's unemployed.

Tobacco production to be the lowest since 1874

Construction spending falls by largest amount in year
WASHINGTON -- Spending on construction projects dropped in May by the largest amount in a year and manufacturing was sluggish in June, signs that the economy is still struggling to get back on firm footing.

Tariff vexes merchants

Do-not-call list grows to more than 10 million numbers
WASHINGTON -- Millions of people are declaring their phone numbers off limits to sales pitches by signing up with the national do-not-call list.

Business briefs

Training program offers hope to the unemployed

Construction spending falls by largest amount in year

Business briefs
AKRON, Ohio - Shares of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plunged more than 6 percent Monday after members of the Steelworkers union rejected a contract offer and broke off talks over the weekend.

Do-not-call list grows to more than 10 million numbers

Business briefs
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Financially struggling textile giant Pillowtex Corp. said Tuesday it has received a brief extension on the conditions of its term loan.

Tariff vexes merchants
Shawn Krell wasn't aware that a new Georgia tobacco tax will make his daily habit more expensive. He was certain, though, that cheaper prices just across the state line wouldn't push him to shop in South Carolina.

Miami, Virginia Tech add football power to ACC
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The jokes about Atlantic Coast Conference football being Florida State and the eight dwarfs will stop with the addition of Miami and Virginia Tech.

Miami, Virginia Tech add football power to ACC

Regions cup circuit loses player

A full-scale debacle

A full-scale debacle
We won't know for months whether privatizing the heretofore state-run Augusta Youth Development Campus this week was the right thing to do.

It's the 'pits' for SRS

Strength of character
She convinced her husband to change his name. Cary Grant called her "the most completely honest woman I've ever met." She rewrote studio contracts to suit her, and fought doggedly for her choices for co-stars and directors. Mostly, she just lived life on her own terms.

First steps

It's the 'pits' for SRS
One of the most important missions federal, state and local leaders are seeking for the Savannah River Site is a "pit" facility to replace the nation's nuclear weapons triggers.

Strength of character

First steps
Old habits die hard. And violence is a longstanding habit in the Middle East.

Five questions with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- To hear Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu tell it, life's been one long, jolly slumber party in the four years since they hooked up for "Charlie's Angels."

No place like home for new Judy Garland museum
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- Judy Garland is more to Robert Baneky than simply a favorite actress.

'RTX Red Rock': It could have been a contender
"RTX Red Rock" is a game that could have been great. It's set on Mars, it stars a "RoboCop"-like hero with replaceable eye and arm, and it features some interesting enemies.

Video games get updated parental-rating system
LOS ANGELES -- Four new categories designed to specify different types of violence have been added to video game ratings.

Funnyman Buddy Hackett dead at 78
LOS ANGELES -- Comedian Buddy Hackett, known for his rubbery face and sometimes raunchy jokes, never strayed far from a punch line, often peppering friends and family with his humor.

Stocks advance despite weak economic data

Analysts wonder Airline stocks are flying too high

Stocks end day slightly lower

Bush administration proposes free yearly access to credit reports
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration wants to increase consumer access to credit reports and streamline credit security for victims of identity theft.

Stocks end day slightly lower
NEW YORK -- Wall Street ended a stunning second quarter quietly Monday as fund managers spent the day repositioning their holdings, but the narrow losses didn't stop the Standard & Poor's 500 index from achieving its best quarterly gain since the final three months of 1998.

Analysts wonder Airline stocks are flying too high
Battered airline stocks have soared in recent months despite industry analysts' warnings that major carriers are more than a year away from profitability.

Stocks advance despite weak economic data
NEW YORK -- A burst of late-day buying lifted Wall Street higher Tuesday as investors shook off downbeat reports on manufacturing and construction spending and placed bets on an improving economy.

The debate continues: charcoal vs. gas
There's a certain image that comes with grilling. The man who manages to burn water in the kitchen suddenly becomes the "grill master" when confronted with an open flame.

Small portions
Sweet and refreshing, melon is a guilt-free summer pleasure. One cup of cantaloupe (about 1/4 of a medium melon) supplies 55 calories, plus your full daily requirement of vitamin A and more than half your vitamin C. Honeydew and watermelon have the about the same number of calories per serving, but green honeydew has less vitamins than orange-fleshed melons. Red watermelon, however, distinguishes itself by containing an impressive amount of lycopene, the powerful antioxidant found in tomato products.

The debate continues: charcoal vs. gas

Small portions

Georgia Tech coach signs new $250,000 contract
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt has signed a new contract with a $250,000-a-year base salary that will keep him with the Yellow Jackets through the 2007-08 season.

Hewitt gets bigger, better deal
ATLANTA - Paul Hewitt celebrated his new contact by playing golf.

Georgia Tech coach signs new $250,000 contract

Another game, another bad day
A stray kitten found its way to the top row of Lake Olmstead Stadium and wailed away for most of Monday night's game.

Top-Flite Golf files for bankruptcy, plans sale to club maker Callaway

Beem will not have to labor over this decision
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Rich Beem is clear about what he will do. When his wife is ready to give birth, he puts the PGA Championship aside.

Teens on parade at Pumpkin Ridge
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- At any other major championship, Sydney Burlison would look out of place. She fits right in at the U.S. Women's Open.

Top-Flite Golf files for bankruptcy, plans sale to club maker Callaway
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The Top-Flite Golf Co., the world's largest golf ball producer, is filing for bankruptcy and plans to sell its assets to club maker Callaway Golf.

Webb hopeful teenagers don't miss rookie sensations

Zoeller wins Par-3 Shootout
GAYLORD, Mich. -- Two days after finishing tied for fourth in the U.S. Senior Open, Fuzzy Zoeller was the easy winner in the Par-3 Shootout on Tuesday, finishing with $330,000.

Beem will not have to labor over this decision

Zoeller wins Par-3 Shootout

Webb hopeful teenagers don't miss rookie sensations
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- Michelle Wie is playing in her sixth LPGA Tour event this week at the U.S. Women's Open, before she starts the ninth grade as a 13-year-old.

PGA approves new testing for 'hot' drivers
LEMONT, Ill. -- Hoping to remove suspicions about cheating golfers, the PGA Tour will begin using a test in January that determines whether clubs are legal.

PGA approves new testing for 'hot' drivers

Teens on parade at Pumpkin Ridge

Another game, another bad day

Grilled-fish recipe will hook dinner guests
During grilling season we enjoy our share of grilled chicken, steaks and burgers at my home. But grilled fish is a wonderful change of pace.

Grilled-fish recipe will hook dinner guests

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Flood warning issued
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning this afternoon in parts of Georgia and South Carolina.

Coliseum Authority recommends manager
Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority members voted today to recommend hiring former civic center manager Larry Rogers to run the facility.

Man found shot to death
Police are investigating the death of a man was found shot multiple times in the backyard of a Broad Street duplex Tuesday night.

Editorial writers as stupid as letter writers
You have stupid people writing letters to the editor, but I thought your editorial writers would know what they were writing about when they wrote the editorial on June 17, "Rx plans too costly." The Chronicle's editorial page editor, Michael Ryan, is also a dummy. William T. Davis, Warrenton, Ga.

Even immigrants have problem with illegals

Pastor's opponents will rue the day
I have read many things in the paper lately concerning First Baptist Church and its former pastor, Dr. Timothy Owings. Martha Sanders, Hephzibah, Ga.

Pastor's opponents will rue the day

U.S. education needs improvement
I listened to the June 22 broadcast of 60 Minutes, and once again heard glowing reports of how young people of other cultures excel in learning as compared to their American counterparts - in particular, the graduates from the India Institute of Technology. Sandra W. Sanders, Thomson, Ga.

Regressive Richmond County leaders need to remove blindfolds

Even immigrants have problem with illegals
Regarding Kevin Palmer's June 20 letter, "Only bigots say illegal aliens harm," attempting to rebut a previous letter on the subject of illegal immigration: I can confidently state that his generalizations are brilliant. To quote: "Typically, Mr. Petrozello's beliefs are representative of a certain bigoted segment of American society which only wants immigrants who resemble pilgrims to enter the United States." Robert Simmons, Evans, Ga.

Regressive Richmond County leaders need to remove blindfolds
The Richmond County Sheriff's Department is to be commended for the superb job that was done in the National Hills area following a home invasion and vicious assault on one of our neighbors that took place on June 4. We were all impressed by their quick response, professionalism, caring attitude and their continuing pursuit of these criminals. The residents of the National Hills area extend a grateful "thank you" to all of the department employees. Gayle O. Smith, Augusta

Suggests 'out-terrorizing' terrorists
I know what war is. I spent about two years in North Africa and Italy. I've seen "the quick and the dead." James V. Parker, North Augusta, S.C.

Colorful designer returns

In the know

Festivities extend celebration

Senior calendar

In the know

America's next energy source - hydrogen power

Japan's NEC shows laptop computer with fuel cell

In the know
Children who have a flair for decorating can win a $2,000 savings bond in the Darling Decorator Contest, a nationwide cake-decorating contest for children ages 6-11.

Japan's NEC shows laptop computer with fuel cell
TOKYO - Japanese computer giant NEC Corp. Monday revealed a prototype of a laptop computer that runs on a methanol fuel cell instead of a rechargeable battery, and said it will start selling it next year.

America's next energy source - hydrogen power
Every day, American drivers eat up nearly 7 billion miles of pavement - roughly the distance to Pluto and back - getting where they want to be.

Festivities extend celebration
Francisco Alcantara, 7, of Evans, plays with some American flags at Fort Gordon's celebrations. The U.S. Army Signal Corps Band will perform at RiverBlast in downtown Augusta.

Colorful designer returns
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - When Jim Bradbeer and Scott Beaumont acquired the Lilly Pulitzer trademark in 1993, they got more than outrageously pink and green dresses.

In the know
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has launched a Web site to track running-related injuries.

Senior 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.

Lynx introduce head coach

Lynx introduce head coach
Stan Drulia had just begun his vacation when the call came from Larry Kish.

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Army Pfc. John L. Froncisco III of Augusta.

July Fourth closings

Facility fills last medicine

Evans man dies in raft accident

DMV plot suspects named
Four of the five men arrested over the weekend at the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety in what police say was a scheme to obtain fraudulent driver's licenses are foreign nationals who had been deported, law enforcement officials said Monday.

Augusta man faces charges in slaying
Police charged an Augusta man with murder in the shooting of a Millen man, killed in the back yard of a Broad Street duplex Tuesday night.

News you can use

Evans man dies in raft accident
WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory - A 60-year-old Evans man is dead after a rafting accident on the Tatshenshini River, Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

Man found shot to death

Alcohol license is approved
The Little River Roadhouse is still being renovated, but owner Cathy Walton is extending an open invitation to her neighbors in Leah.

Hundreds gather to say farewell

Hundreds gather to say farewell
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - With the honors befitting a military hero, J. Strom Thurmond was laid to rest in his hometown Tuesday in a brief, dignified ceremony that drew hundreds of mourners.

Ex-manager may return to coliseum

Protesters do not get to governor
A group of soon-to-be-jobless Augusta Youth Development Campus workers tried to get the governor's ear Tuesday when he arrived at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta for a postal carriers' convention.

Church members recall Thurmond

Rants and Raves
THIS HAS TO be the most dreary part of your paper other than your editorial page. Ranters take note of other newspapers. Put a little humor in your life. You will live longer.

Dignitaries to turn out for funeral

Failing pipes cause dangerous cave-ins
In Augusta, it's not the sky that's falling. It's the roads.

Privatization of YDC starts a month early

Penalty for alcohol sales to minors rises
Businesses that sell alcohol to minors have lost their get-out-of-jail-free cards with Augusta commissioners.

Dignitaries to turn out for funeral
COLUMBIA - Strom Thurmond was a war hero in life and an ardent supporter of the military during his 48 years in the U.S. Senate, and will be given the hauntingly solemn honors of a soldier today during his funeral service in Columbia and his burial in Edgefield, the place he was born more than a century ago.

City files lawsuit over gas plant cleanup
Augusta officials filed suit against Atlanta Gas Light Co. on Tuesday afternoon, claiming fraud and damage to city property near the cleanup site of an old manufactured-gas plant.

Failing pipes cause dangerous cave-ins

Ex-manager may return to coliseum
A committee of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority voted Tuesday to recommend hiring former civic center Manager Larry Rogers to run the facility.

Man gets 12 years for molesting girl
A 29-year-old Augusta man convicted of molesting a little girl received a 12-year prison sentence Monday.

Downtown advisory group reviews outdoor drinking
A group that met for the first time Tuesday has begun the process of capping drinking on the streets of downtown Augusta.

Across Georgia

News you can use
JULY 2, 1920 Gus Polite, who achieved sudden fame one cold night last winter by disappearing in the darkness in his night clothes when police came to raid his place, is again in the hands of the law.

Rants and Raves
THE MAIN GATE of Fort Gordon has become more a bus stop for vagrants then a place to egress and ingress. Every afternoon, very undesirable-looking people hang out at the gate and on the sides of the road looking like they are waiting to board a prison bus or hitch a ride. Fort Gordon, please clean up your act.

Man indicted on murder charge
A Hephzibah man who crashed into another driver while fleeing authorities was indicted on a murder charge Tuesday, officials said.

State's residents have tales about legend
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - It seems that everybody in South Carolina has a Strom story, a tale about the late political icon's legendary willingness to jump on a recalcitrant government bureaucrat on behalf of the humblest constituent or show up at an anniversary or birthday that nobody thought he had time to remember.

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Army Pvt. Chaz F. Burney of Augusta.

Crime lab ends delay of results, court cases

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - Former Gov. Roy Barnes opened a new law firm Tuesday with plans to devote 10 percent of its time to free cases.

Work by inmates draws complaint

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Anna Dozier-Kelly was elected the chairwoman of the South Carolina Mental Health Commission on Tuesday.

Hospital, Aetna plan to discuss insurance cost

Across the area
A Federal Bureau of Investigation agent was in serious condition Tuesday at Medical College of Georgia Hospital after a three-vehicle accident.

Flood warning issued

Hospital, Aetna plan to discuss insurance cost
Aetna Inc. and Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics part ways today but are not shutting the door on each other.

Tiger's owner remains in jail

Across the area

Serviceman of the day

Weather alert signal gets boost

Serviceman of the day

State's residents have tales about legend

News you can use

Across the area

Penalty for alcohol sales to minors rises

Church members recall Thurmond
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - It was a simple Sunday statement about Strom Thurmond, made in front of a stained-glass window.

Corrections

Police bust prostitution ring
AIKEN - Six people were charged with prostitution in an investigation of a call-girl ring operating in the Augusta-Aiken area, authorities said Monday.

Alcohol license is approved

Across South Carolina

Service recalls legend

Privatization of YDC starts a month early
Privatization of the Augusta Youth Development Campus has been bumped up a month. It starts today.

Across South Carolina

Crime lab ends delay of results, court cases
AIKEN - Candice Gilliland, Aiken County's resident forensic scientist, says her job isn't quite as glamorous as portrayed in the latest TV crime dramas.

Man's hiding spot is puzzle
Michael Batchelor's whereabouts during his 16 days on the run remain a mystery that might never be solved, authorities said Monday.

Tiger's owner remains in jail
AIKEN - A Salley, S.C., woman remained in the Aiken County Detention Center on Monday, charged with neglecting to register a dangerous animal with Aiken County Animal Control.

Failing schools face penalties

Failing schools face penalties
Richmond County Schools Superintendent Charles Larke wanted area educators to hear the news from someone other than him.

Rants and Raves
THE MAIN GATE of Fort Gordon has become more a bus stop for vagrants then a place to egress and ingress. Every afternoon, very undesirable-looking people hang out at the gate and on the sides of the road looking like they are waiting to board a prison bus or hitch a ride. Fort Gordon, please clean up your act.

Facility fills last medicine
Dorothy Priester, 72, hoists a plastic caddy full of pill bottles and manages a little humor.

Storm brings rain, tornado
Hundreds of miles from the Gulf Coast, area residents experienced the back side of a dying tropical storm Tuesday.

Man indicted on murder charge

Across South Carolina
PENDLETON - A Pendleton man has died after he was shot at a community center, Anderson County officials say.

Across Georgia
NORFOLK, Va. -A Georgia man pleaded guilty Monday to the abduction and mutilation slaying of a 67-year-old nun and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.

Work by inmates draws complaint
The policing of Augusta's rights of way for overgrown grass and trash has been left to prison work crews.

News you can use
JULY 1, 1954 AIKEN - Two men are being held in the Aiken City Jail on charges of breaking into a local firm before daylight this morning, Police Chief Frampton Gregory said.

July Fourth closings
Here is a list of closings for the July Fourth holiday.

County may get waste transfer site
An Atlanta businessman planning a 1,030-acre landfill in Taliaferro County also is proposing a solid waste transfer station in Warren County, according to Georgia's Environmental Protection Division.

Service recalls legend
COLUMBIA - Political giant Strom Thurmond was honored one last time in the state capital Tuesday before his burial in Edgefield later in the day.

Corrections
An article in the June 25 editions of The Augusta Chronicle about new pre-kindergarten classes being added to four Richmond County schools should have said the 80 slots will be paid for with federal Title I funds.

Weather alert signal gets boost
AIKEN - In the stormy season, a weather radio is as important to have in the home as a smoke detector, emergency officials say.

Across the area
An Augusta man facing the possibility of more than 200 years in prison chose Monday to plead guilty in exchange for a sentencing recommendation.

Why not just take out an ad to find No. 12?
Since the ACC has clearly lost its way on the road to becoming a 12-team superconference, might I suggest a new and cost-effective approach for filling that last awkward vacancy?

Chaplin enters modern times with restored films on DVD

At the Movies: 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines'

At the Movies: 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines'
Let us now consider the terse greeting-card poetry of the Terminator:

Friends, admirers remember Katharine Hepburn
OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. -- People who knew her in life and others who just felt they did by watching her in movies remembered Katharine Hepburn as a model of patrician class - who always maintained a common touch.

At the Movies: 'Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde'
"Legally Blonde 2" is all dressed up with nowhere to go - and it, like, totally kills me to report that, ya know?

Chaplin enters modern times with restored films on DVD
LOS ANGELES -- Charles Chaplin distrusted machines, new technology and mass production - precisely the things that have mended his best-loved films for everyone to watch in their living rooms.

At the Movies: 'Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde'

Friends, admirers remember Katharine Hepburn

Sticky new method: CDs in soft drink cup caps
LOS ANGELES -- Pop singer Rachel Farris is far from a household name, but a new spin on marketing could change that.

Sticky new method: CDs in soft drink cup caps

Florida court won't consider newspaper appeal in Earnhardt autopsy case
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The state Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to consider whether the law restricting access to autopsy photos is constitutional, letting stand a decision stemming from Dale Earnhardt's death.

Florida court won't consider newspaper appeal in Earnhardt autopsy case

Bucks hire Harris as general manager
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- Larry Harris was hired as general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, two days after the team released Ernie Grunfeld.

Bucks hire Harris as general manager

Raiders owner says deal doomed without promise of sellouts

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Mr. Jack Greenway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. William Spearman (NINETY SIX, S.C.)

Mr. Buster White (MILEY, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Fullington (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Lawrence Dunbar (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Bodie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Andrew Adams (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Nina Smith (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)

Mr. William Green II (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Jean Usry (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Smith (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Giusto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Burke (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. James Bonnett (EATONTON, Ga.)

Mr. Maynard Brown (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Marc McCray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Houston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Wilson (ABBEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Lawrence Abrams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eddie Roundtree (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mr. Joe Cassedy (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Myrtle Arnst (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Savoy (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Madonna Williams (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin Wesby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Hawkins (GOOSE CREEK, S.C.)

Dea. Marshall Pope Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Joe Cassedy (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ida Stephens (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. H.E. Buffington Jr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Marilyn Foley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Simmons (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Jean Usry (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John Patterson (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. John Simmons (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Susan Lopez (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Claud Sizemore (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Dr. Beatrice Chambers (THE FOUR SEASONS, Ind.)

Mrs. Kathleen Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothea Keen (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Ms. Angela Eagle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

James Heath (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Col. John Williamson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Darrick Free Jr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie Knight Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Coxville (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Adam Jennings (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Barnwell (EHRHARDT, S.C.)

MSG Ret. Roy Shropshire (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Mercedes Nash (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Big East vows to change, survive

Big serving back en vogue at Wimbledon

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46 aces by Philippoussis dooms Agassi

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Florida AG wants ACC expansion lawsuit dismissed

Will time heal hard feelings between ACC members?

Miami chose stability over sudden prosperity

Drama yet to come on women's side at Wimbledon

Williams sisters advance to Wimbledon semifinals

Miami accepts invitation to join Atlantic Coast Conference

Will time heal hard feelings between ACC members?
RALEIGH, N.C. -- It may take some time for the Atlantic Coast Conference to become one happy family again.

Williams sisters advance to Wimbledon semifinals
WIMBLEDON, England -- Serena Williams smacked one last volley to complete a quarterfinal comeback at Wimbledon, then let out a shriek and raised her arms. She still gets a kick out of beating Jennifer Capriati.

Miami chose stability over sudden prosperity
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- It's no surprise that money played a large role in Miami's decision to leave the Big East and join the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Overtime
Ernie Grunfeld was hired as president of basketball operations of the Washington Wizards on Monday, taking the job that Michael Jordan held the last two seasons.

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Jake Carter of Aiken and McKenzie Talbert have qualified for the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Williamsburg, Va., later this month.

Drama yet to come on women's side at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- Even by Grand Slam standards, the parade of top female players Monday at Wimbledon was remarkable.

Florida AG wants ACC expansion lawsuit dismissed
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist announced Tuesday that he will file papers seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against the University of Miami and the Atlantic Coast Conference over expansion.

46 aces by Philippoussis dooms Agassi
WIMBLEDON, England -- The ace race was one-sided, the match much closer. Andre Agassi lost them both.

Big serving back en vogue at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- Andy Roddick is putting up numbers Pete Sampras could appreciate.

Alabama athletic facilities getting makeover
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's athletic department is in a state of upheaval this summer, but it's because of construction, not sudden coaching changes.

Big East vows to change, survive
BOSTON -- Boston College has tied its football glory to Miami for nearly 20 years, from Doug Flutie's game-winning desperation pass against the Hurricanes in 1984 to the latest dalliance over the expansion of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Miami accepts invitation to join Atlantic Coast Conference
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami accepted an invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday, spurning a flurry of last-minute offers from Big East officials to remain in their league.

Raiders owner says deal doomed without promise of sellouts
SACRAMENTO -- In the moments before signing a deal to bring his team back to Oakland, owner Al Davis testified Tuesday that he was reassured the stadium had been sold out for the 1995 season and would be packed for 15 years to come.

Why not just take out an ad to find No. 12?

CBS News' Lara Logan: A fresh face reporting from the world's trouble spots
NEW YORK -- Lara Logan lives to navigate the world, witnessing things and telling people about them.

ABC cancels 'Port Charles'
NEW YORK -- Low ratings have taken a bite out of "Port Charles," forcing ABC to cancel the daytime drama.

'CBS Evening News' broadcast hits a ratings low mark
NEW YORK -- "CBS Evening News" marked a low point in a storied history last week - its smallest average audience in at least 10 years, perhaps ever.

CBS adds twist to fourth edition of 'Big Brother'
NEW YORK -- It's hard enough living in a camera-filled house for three months with a bunch of strangers. Now, imagine if your ex-flame is one of them.

'CBS Evening News' broadcast hits a ratings low mark

CBS adds twist to fourth edition of 'Big Brother'

CBS adds twist to fourth edition of 'Big Brother'

ABC cancels 'Port Charles'

CBS adds twist to fourth edition of 'Big Brother'
NEW YORK -- It's hard enough living in a camera-filled house for three months with a bunch of strangers. Now, imagine if your ex-flame is one of them.

CBS News' Lara Logan: A fresh face reporting from the world's trouble spots

'RTX Red Rock': It could have been a contender

Five questions with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu

Video games get updated parental-rating system

No place like home for new Judy Garland museum

Funnyman Buddy Hackett dead at 78

Trustees tightlipped after meeting on UGA's Adams
ATLANTA -- The business elite who help raise money for the University of Georgia emerged tightlipped from a four-hour meeting Tuesday focused on President Michael Adams, under fire for a month for his decision to not renew the contract of athletic director Vince Dooley.

Trustees tightlipped after meeting on UGA's Adams

Regions cup circuit loses player
The Regions Cup amateur circuit lost one of its top players because he decided to follow the sun.

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:

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New CDs in stores today include Ashanti's Chapter II; Our Lady Peace's Live from Calgary & Edmonton; and Sheryl Crow: Live at Budokan.

Xtreme seeks teen board members

Audio best

Question of the week
Do you think affirmative action play a part in admissions to college?

Dancers will bust a move on national television

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Dancers will bust a move on national television
Tre' Williams and Craig Williams are ready to rub the stump.

Teen board helps with Habitat home
The Augusta Chronicle's Xtreme Teen Board has been working over the summer with on various projects for Habitat for Humanity.

Your style
THE FACTS: Patrice Striggles, 18, a graduate of Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School.

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Teen mom-to-be faces big decision
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I'm pregnant, and my boyfriend said he would help me but I don't know what to do. He said he would come and live with me, and my parents said it was OK. What should I do? - 15-year-old Martinez girl.

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Xtreme seeks teen board members
It's that time of year again, and we're looking for a new Xtreme Teen Board. Applications will be accepted through July 15, 2003.

Teen board helps with Habitat home

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As an ongoing project, photographer Jeff Harris had his portrait taken (either by himself or by a friend) every day since January 1999. And now he's set up a Web site, www.jeffharris.org, where more than 1,500 of these photos can be viewed. The site also encourages visitors to submit a short journal entry describing a day from their lives.

Your style

Question of the week

Artist's corner
Erin Wicker, 17, is a rising senior at Evans High School. Way Too Soon was written in memory of the Columbia County students killed this year.

Teen mom-to-be faces big decision

'Hulk' isn't your typical superhero movie
What's mean, green and causing a rampage on movie screens? Hulk manages to create a film worth watching with its engaging plot, action sequences, film techniques and humor, even if it's unintentional.

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