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Injuries, slumps keep many big names out of All-Star game

Injuries, slumps keep many big names out of All-Star game
Baseball's annual midsummer argument is on. With rosters for the All-Star game expanded from 30 to 32 spots this year, plenty of room is left for new names. But some of the choices are never easy: Jim Edmonds or Andruw Jones in center field for the National League? Alfonso Soriano or Bret Boone at second base for the American League?

Prosperous Atlanta has ex-Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. to thank

Odds and Ends
FOREST, Ohio -- A guest evangelist was preaching at the First Baptist Church in this small northwestern Ohio town, emphasizing penance and asking for a sign from God.

Group organizes Homeless World Cup
NEW YORK -- Harris Pankin strides onto the soccer field alone, a lanky figure with tangled dark hair and a patchwork beard. As usual, he's the first to arrive.

Odds and Ends
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- A new kind of Krispy Kreme shop is coming this way, but it might not be as easy to be first in line for those tasty pastries.

An underworld lurks in cyberspace
NEW YORK -- Jeremy Chase admits to shaking down his enemies. His Web site advertises extortion, hits and prostitution for a hefty fee.

Braves' notebook

Braves reliever adjusts to new major-league life
He's a virtual unknown in his new country. He has yet to shoot a soft drink ad or appear on a magazine cover in his homeland.

Ninth-inning walk lifts Atlanta

Chipper's wrist needs more help

Ninth-inning walk lifts Atlanta
ATLANTA - With the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the ninth, Atlanta's Rafael Furcal had a specific plan in mind when he stepped to the plate against Montreal closer Rocky Biddle.

Braves beat Expos, increase lead in NL East

Braves reliever adjusts to new major-league life

Chipper's wrist needs more help
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones, who received a cortisone shot in his sore left wrist three weeks ago, is ready for another one.

Braves' notebook
ATLANTA - The way Atlanta manager Bobby Cox sees it, there's no way pitcher Russ Ortiz should be left off the National League All-Star team.

Braves beat Expos, increase lead in NL East
ATLANTA - Terry Pendleton knows better than to freely offer advice to Chipper Jones.

Leatherman celebrates 20 years of his invention
PORTLAND, Ore. -- On the crowded streets of Saigon in the early 1970s, Ted Leatherman watched in wonder as Vietnamese teenagers tore down and rebuilt Honda motorcycles with their bare hands.

Advisers warn against portfolio changes
NEW YORK -- Wall Street's big gains have many individual investors wondering if it's time to get back into stocks, but financial advisers caution against any sudden or significant changes to a portfolio.

Advisers warn against portfolio changes

Local maternity shop expands
Mrs. Fleming and Beverly Dunn (left), a sales associate, tend to the merchandise. Mrs. Fleming wants to open stores on the Eastern seaboard.

Flight schools feel sting of economy, high costs

Business briefs
U.S. financial markets were closed Friday in observance of Independence Day.

Pocket change

Biotech crop inventors turn to more exotic manipulation

Biotech crop inventors turn to more exotic manipulation
WASHINGTON -- Americans may not know it, but most eat genetically modified food daily. And two Midwestern scientists - one an unassuming gardener, the other a no-nonsense executive - are largely responsible.

Local maternity shop expands

Crop-duster company being revived
ALBANY, Ga. -- A former Albany mayor and a former publisher have purchased the Ayres Corp., a leading manufacturer of crop-dusting planes until it veered into a financial tailspin.

Business briefs

Relationship with bank is vital for small business

Pocket change
Employer Spotlight: Advanced Services

Crop-duster company being revived

Relationship with bank is vital for small business
Each small business is different, but one thing they have in common is that, at some point, they almost all need some type of financial assistance. In many cases, businesses turn to their local bank for this help.

On the move

Flight schools feel sting of economy, high costs
The economy, not terrorist hijackings, has had the biggest impact on general aviation flight schools in the nearly two years since Sept. 11.

Business calendar

On the move
Jason Beall has been named area director for Applebee's Neighborhood Grill. He was general manager for Applebee's on Belair Road in Evans. That position will be filled by Tommy Fickle.

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

Labeling modified foods is touchy subject
WASHINGTON - What's in a name? Deep political, economic and cultural concerns, at least when it comes to labeling food made with genetically modified ingredients.

Spelling it out

Unsung hero dies
Fifty years ago, only visionaries imagined that blacks and whites would sit in the same section of a movie theater, or dine together at a downtown restaurant. Well, thanks to those courageous visionaries who took action, these once-far-fetched ideas have become the norm today.

To the death?

Spelling it out
The Maytag repairman should be a whir of activity compared to members of the U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution. The Constitution, after all, is the Maytag washer of documents: It is very rarely in need of repair.

To the death?
Nowadays, you don't have to train 60 hours a week or shuck out millions of dollars to Don King in order to be a famous boxer. Male, female, young or old, all you need is a weigh-in and a few bucks to get a chance to be declared the ultimate Toughman champion. But is that really all it takes?

Keep HOPE alive

Keep HOPE alive
Soaring tuition costs at Georgia's post-secondary schools are darkening the future of one of Georgia's brightest programs - the HOPE scholarship.

Cameron's absence can't terminate Schwarzenegger franchise
LOS ANGELES -- The audacity of it, a young upstart director commandeering a venerated science-fiction saga from a filmmaking idol.

Few students learn money lessons
NEW ORLEANS -- It's basic economics: The supply of students who know much about money is woefully scarce, driving a demand for schools to do more - fast.

As benefits run out, many job seekers move back with relatives, deplete savings

As benefits run out, many job seekers move back with relatives, deplete savings
LOS ANGELES -- Unemployed and running out of money, Brad Hoegler is back where he never thought he'd be - home with his parents.

Few students learn money lessons

Tokyo stocks close down, dollar up against yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks closed down Friday, dampened by fears the market had overheated in recent days, and by Wall Street's losses Thursday. The dollar was higher against the yen.

Bull market is back, but will it stay?
NEW YORK -- The bull market is back, according to at least some definitions of the term.

Bull market is back, but will it stay?

Woods hangs on to lead at Western Open
LEMONT, Ill. -- Tiger Woods got off to the kind of start that puts records in danger. By the end of the round, he was barely hanging on.

McKay settles for four-shot lead

McKay settles for four-shot lead
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- Mhairi McKay was on the verge of a record and a runaway at the U.S. Women's Open. One hole, and seven shots later, all she had was a four-shot lead.

Woods increases lead at Western Open
LEMONT, Ill. -- A squirrel making a mad dash across the sixth green darted at Tiger Woods' ball, sprinted away from it and then finally took a flying leap over it.

Woods increases lead at Western Open

Prosperous Atlanta has ex-Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. to thank
History's funny. The victors write it. If you forget it, you're doomed to repeat it. And the good ones in it are said to die young. But sometimes none of that applies.

Southern health officials concerned about eastern equine encephalitis

Trash-heap treasures add to log cabin's warm decor

Jersey company finds old-school is cool

Shoveling the data stable

Less summer fun: The dulling of the American playground

Home front

POW/MIA flag may be flown anytime

Fun in the sun with a variety of water toys

New test uncovers first West Nile-infected blood donation

Home front
To lessen bee activity around high-traffic areas such as patios, walkways and swimming pools, choose plants with colorful foliage and interesting textures instead of flowers.

Fun in the sun with a variety of water toys
Face it, for children, summer isn't summer unless they've been splashed, soaked or squirted.

Shoveling the data stable
Apple's announcement of a 64-bit Power Mac G5 triggered a tsunami of hype, and you can expect another if, as expected, Advanced Micro Devices releases an Athlon 64 chip in September.

New test uncovers first West Nile-infected blood donation
WASHINGTON -- Testing the nation's blood supply for West Nile virus began just days ago and already has uncovered the first infected donation - in Texas - letting health workers stop the blood from reaching any patients, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

Trash-heap treasures add to log cabin's warm decor
If you trash it, Mary Ann Tabor will want it.

Southern health officials concerned about eastern equine encephalitis
ATLANTA -- Health officials on alert for the return of West Nile virus are concerned about the re-emergence of another mosquito-borne disease in the Southeast: eastern equine encephalitis.

Jersey company finds old-school is cool
PHILADELPHIA - Peter Capolino spins wool and memories together to bring the history of sports to a whole new generation.

POW/MIA flag may be flown anytime
Dear Carson: Can the MIA/POW flag be flown anytime or only on the third Friday of each September? Can it be thumb-tacked to a wall in a federal building year round? Please advise, as this flag is very important to me. - Flag Faithful

Less summer fun: The dulling of the American playground
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The playgrounds, like so much in Gigi McGaughey's 4-year-old world, are not the way her parents remember.

Car lovers cruise in with style
Americans' continued passion for hot rods was in plain view Saturday in Aiken, as were signs that the hobby has changed with time.

Rants and raves
IT DOESN'T MATTER if it's rap, rock, country, classical or even gospel; loud music is an invasion of other people's privacy. And about those $2,000 rims: Please make sure your family is taken care of before you spend so much money to dress up your car.

Rants and raves
IT DOESN'T MATTER if it's rap, rock, country, classical or even gospel; loud music is an invasion of other people's privacy. And about those $2,000 rims: Please make sure your family is taken care of before you spend so much money to dress up your car.

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Sanford OKs holiday liquor sales as police crack down

Making fun of science

Across the southeast
FRANKLINTON, N.C. -A Danish-based company praised by state regulators for its environmental efforts might have contaminated drinking-well water in Franklinton with waste it disposed of years ago.

Athens heart patient waits for transplant

Today's Independence Day events
Lincoln County and McCormick County chambers of commerce present a fireworks display over Thurmond Lake at 9:30 p.m..

Solar energy saves money, environment

Townspeople give makeover to courthouse

Across the area

Ten to lead Adams inquiry
By Kate CarterMorris News ServiceATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia Foundation's board of trustees will rely on its 10-person executive committee in the coming weeks to delve into questions about UGA President Michael Adams' leadership style and his use of foundation money, but exactly how the executive committee will function is still unclear.

Program on Bible may grow after vote

Power plant uses coal, grass
GADSDEN, Ala. - Billy Zemo smiled as he walked by a pipe carrying grass to a huge boiler at Alabama Power Co.'s Gadsden Electric Generating Plant.

Public gets SRS plant hearing

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -The husband of a convicted child killer says he wanted to be shot to death by police after leading them on a chase.

Decision kills plans to dispose of waste

Events draw big crowds for Fourth
The rain might have slowed them down, but it didn't stop thousands of spectators from turning out to participate in the Patriots Park Fourth of July Celebration.

Across the southeast

Having a blast for the Fourth
The oohs and ahhs heard early Friday evening weren't for spectacular fireworks but another brief explosion from the sky. Rain.

Thurmond's death leaves void in GOP
COLUMBIA - The death of former U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond last week has left the South Carolina Republican Party with a void in leadership, political observers say.

Street racing gains speed among teens

Street racing gains speed among teens
AIKEN - Hollywood calls them the Fast and the Furious. Veteran drag racer Annette Summer calls them the fast and the foolish.

Cause of man's crash unknown

Across the Southeast
WILMINGTON, N.C. -Federal investigators are examining the death of New Hanover County jail inmate Gary Rummer, who died of head trauma and a broken neck while in a holding cell.

Rants and raves
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County to vote on Bible classes
More elementary school pupils could be allowed to pick Bible classes instead of physical education and recess if the Richmond County Board of Education votes next week to expand an off-campus Christian education program.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Atlanta's City Hall East, a building long deemed unnecessary, could soon be up for sale.

New flag similar to first banner

A fisherman takes a break
Ron Swank feeds ducks on the Savannah River from his boat.

Thurmond is missed at festival
GILBERT, S.C. - Beauty queens, grandparents and politicians briefly escaped the Fourth of July heat in the air-conditioned lunch room at Gilbert Primary School on Friday, but one familiar face was absent.

School board glances at budget
The Richmond County Board of Education may be in a lot better financial situation than some other school systems throughout the country, but that's no excuse for not scouring the budget for cost savings.

Serviceman of the day
Army 1st Sgt. Marvin Glanton, of Edgefield, S.C., is today's serviceman of the day.

Serviceman of the day

Swimmer drowns in river current

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A funeral for Enestae Kessee Jr., the homeless newborn who died this week, will be held today.

Across the area

Restoration at Sacred Heart focuses on fixing water damage
When Sandra Fenstermacher sees children awestruck at hand-painted stained-glass windows and marble statues in Sacred Heart Cultural Center's great hall, she's filled with appreciation of the restoration work in the former church.

Across Georgia

New flag similar to first banner
ATLANTA - Historians say Georgia's first official flag, adopted in 1879, bears a striking resemblance to the new state flag passed by the General Assembly earlier this year.

County to vote on Bible classes

Sanford OKs holiday liquor sales as police crack down
CLEARWATER - South Carolina has a schizophrenic relationship with alcohol.

Today's Independence Day events

Swimmer drowns in river current
An Augusta man looking to cool himself from the summer heat by diving into the Savannah River was swept downstream by the current and drowned.

Georgia's budget crunch postpones parks projects

Plant proves to be natural enemy

School board glances at budget

News you can use

Summer is busy for dive teams

Thurmond's death leaves void in GOP

Across South Carolina

Having a blast for the Fourth

Demand for power requires options

Restoration at Sacred Heart focuses on fixing water damage

A fisherman takes a break

Plant proves to be natural enemy
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's worst environmental enemy might not be one of the usual suspects, such as Georgia Power's coal-burning power plants, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or Atlanta's sprawl.

Hot gathering spots

Athens heart patient waits for transplant
ATHENS, Ga. - Ken Cunningham waits for a call that might not come in time. For the second time in his 56 years, he needs a new heart.

Athens-Clarke County board backs rental change

Blue laws go before high court

Car lovers cruise in with style

Decision kills plans to dispose of waste
AIKEN - An Idaho federal judge's decision late last week to torpedo an attempt to reclassify radioactive waste so it could be stored at the Savannah River Site and two other government nuclear reservations will have a broader and more expensive impact than initially thought, environmentalists and pro-nuclear advocates say.

Serviceman of the day
Air Force Airman Aaron Michael Strohl, of Evans, is today's serviceman of the day.

Demand for power requires options
ATLANTA - Mary Lou Hawkins listens closely to her children when they're outdoors on those hazy summer days, when the smog hangs over her neighborhood like a veil of light smoke.

News you can use
JULY 6, 1962 The Richmond County Board of Commissioners officially set Sept. 12 as a referendum date for a $5 million bond issue for the new University Hospital. Thursday's action followed a lengthy discussion.

Solar energy saves money, environment
DACULA, Ga. - Jim Ammons had always been an environmentalist. But when he started building a home in the far reaches of metro Atlanta 20 years ago, it wasn't with the idea of becoming a pioneer in solar energy.

Public gets SRS plant hearing
Residents of the Aiken-Augusta area get their chance Monday to speak out on a proposed plutonium factory at the Savannah River Site that would help replenish the nation's aging stockpile of nuclear weapons.

Making fun of science
Christopher Connors, 9, creates a bubble outside Fort Discovery during the science center's Fabulous Fourth Celebration, which runs through today.

Blue laws go before high court
ATHENS, Ga. - Sometimes Meeta Dama gets angry that Georgia laws don't allow bars to sell alcohol on Sunday.

Program on Bible may grow after vote
More elementary school pupils could be allowed to pick Bible classes instead of physical education and recess if the Richmond County Board of Education votes next week to expand an off-campus Christian education program.

Athens-Clarke County board backs rental change
ATHENS, Ga. - A revised version of the hotly contested rental registration ordinance has received a thumbs-up from members of the Athens-Clarke County Planning Commission.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -Tourists along the Grand Strand are being encouraged to pick up litter from the beaches with free trash bags.

Summer is busy for dive teams
In the wake of a fatal weekend drowning in the Savannah River, the area's water emergency crews are standing by to handle the rest of the busy holiday weekend, when many take to the streams and lakes.

Georgia's budget crunch postpones parks projects
ATLANTA - The new golf course at Richard B. Russell State Park in Elbert County is ready for its first weekend duffers. The three new cottages at Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill are spick and span.

Increase in traffic adds to accidents
Georgia's roads and highways are busier this July Fourth holiday weekend than last year, creating some hazardous consequences, according to a state highway official.

News you can use
NEWS YOU CAN USE JULY 5, 1950 More than 500 residents, ex-residents, visitors and graduates of Fleming School attended the ninth annual Fleming Community homecoming yesterday at the community house.

Hot gathering spots
On Georgia Highway 88 - beyond seemingly endless acres of south Augusta farmland and past loads of watermelons being sold from the backs of pickups - sits a small white building with a red tin roof where politics happens every third Saturday, whether it's supposed to or not. From lawyers to landscapers, People file into the Hephzibah Agricultural Club for their fill of farming advice, political gossip and the best barbecue you'd care to have.

Townspeople give makeover to courthouse
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. - Bob Kendrick's fascination with Taliaferro County's aging courthouse dates back to his childhood.

Across the area
An Augusta man told authorities someone shot at his parked car while it was at his residence early Saturday morning.

Cause of man's crash unknown
A preliminary autopsy performed Friday on a North Augusta man confirmed that a medical condition did not contribute to the accident that killed him Thursday night.

Across the area
An elderly Augusta woman said two men posing as police officers stole some of her money, according to a sheriff's office report.

Across the Southeast

Athletic boosters shouldn't get to wag the Dawg
If you are a dyed-in-the-wool Georgia Bulldogs sports fan who is unwilling to consider that the most important word in the term "college football" might not be football, please stop reading now. You won't like what's coming next.

What's in a movie name? These days, lots of words
LOS ANGELES -- "Jaws." Says it all in four letters. "Ghostbusters." One word, three syllables, and we catch its drift. "Spider-Man." Enough said.

What's in a movie name? These days, lots of words

Singer Barry White dies at 58
LOS ANGELES -- Velvet-voiced R&B crooner Barry White, renowned for his lush baritone and lyrics that oozed sex appeal on songs such as "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe," died Friday morning, his manager said.

Singer Barry White dies at 58

George Strait balances traditional, contemporary sounds
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With his cowboy hat, Texas-sized belt buckle and plaid Western shirts, George Strait isn't exactly a dead ringer for Mick Jagger.

George Strait balances traditional, contemporary sounds

Early arrivals don't mind the wait
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When Debbie Sparacino makes her annual trip to the Pepsi 400, she doesn't want to deal with massive crowds, long lines at concession stands or the brutal Florida sun.

Atlanta Motor Speedway tries to lure new fans

Drivers move up to speed on yellow
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR president Mike Helton took a few minutes before Saturday night's Pepsi 400 to speak privately with drivers Robby Gordon and Kevin Harvick about the sport's gentleman's agreement.

NASCAR notebook
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Crew chief Todd Parrott made his first appearance at a race track Saturday at the Pepsi 400 since he parted ways with Dale Jarrett in April.

Atlanta offers packages at low rates to lure fans

Biffle's victory a gas
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Neither Dale Earnhardt Jr. nor Michael Waltrip won the Pepsi 400 on Saturday night. While they have the necessary pedigree for successful restrictor plate racing at Daytona International Speedway, they lacked one important ingredient - gasoline.

Teammates will start in top 10 at Daytona

Biffle struggles in first Winston Cup season

Biffle's victory a gas

NASCAR notebook

Don't call Earnhardt yellow for April pass
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Although Dale Earnhardt Jr. and NASCAR continue to stick by their version of the yellow line fracas in April at Talladega, Ala., others still aren't sure what to make of the special rule in play there and at Daytona International Speedway.

Teammates will start in top 10 at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start fifth in tonight's Pepsi 400. Michael Waltrip is sixth. It couldn't be much better for Dale Earnhardt Inc.

Don't call Earnhardt yellow for April pass

Biffle struggles in first Winston Cup season
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Greg Biffle, fresh off a Busch series title, couldn't believe what he saw when he stepped into his new Winston Cup garage at vaunted Roush Racing before this season.

Early arrivals don't mind the wait

Atlanta offers packages at low rates to lure fans
HAMPTON, Ga. - From his office high above Atlanta Motor Speedway, track president Ed Clark has a panoramic view of all 124,000 seats in a grandstand rarely filled to capacity.

Atlanta Motor Speedway tries to lure new fans
HAMPTON, Ga. -- From his office high above Atlanta Motor Speedway, track president Ed Clark has a panoramic view of all 124,000 seats in the grandstands, which rarely are filled to capacity.

Nigerian president to discuss asylum with Liberia's leader during visit, official says
MONROVIA, Liberia -- The leader of Nigeria is coming this weekend to personally offer embattled President Charles Talyor temporary asylum as a step toward ending Liberia's civil war, an official said.

Slogans, patrols and checkpoints used to stem drunken motorists in nationwide campaign
INDIANAPOLIS -- Billboards posted along highways and streets across Indiana warn motorists: "Sobriety Checkpoint Ahead." They certainly look official, but authorities acknowledge there isn't always a checkpoint there.

Nigerian president to discuss asylum with Liberia's leader during visit, official says

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Mr. Michael Price Jr. (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Sallie Randall (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Levi Smith (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dot Reese (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Hardin (APPLING, Ga.)

Ms. Ruth Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie Johnson (HARLEM, Ga.)

Need for pit is real; time to proceed is now
FOR MOST OF its life, the Savannah River Site has been part of a far-flung national complex that provided America's nuclear deterrent. This nuclear deterrent played a major role in winning the Cold War.

No, we don't need more bombs; plutonium is too dangerous
It's the problem child of the Atomic Age. The first-born from the union of Uranium with man. Gone forth and multiplied - well, proliferated. The fearsome heart of atomic bombs. And now, 34 tons of our precious plutonium is finding its way back home to the Savannah River Site.

Need for pit is real; time to proceed is now
FOR MOST OF its life, the Savannah River Site has been part of a far-flung national complex that provided America's nuclear deterrent. This nuclear deterrent played a major role in winning the Cold War.

No, we don't need more bombs; plutonium is too dangerous
It's the problem child of the Atomic Age. The first-born from the union of Uranium with man. Gone forth and multiplied - well, proliferated. The fearsome heart of atomic bombs. And now, 34 tons of our precious plutonium is finding its way back home to the Savannah River Site.

Kenyans win Peachtree Road Race

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Philippoussis, Federer vie for first major title

Overtime

Federer will play Philippoussis in final

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.

A historic Tour de France starts with quick dash
PARIS -- Lance Armstrong's bid for a record-tying fifth straight win in the Tour de France, a punishing cross-country slog of more than 2,100 miles, begins with a quick dash.

Overtime
High school star likes Tar Heels Marvin Williams Jr., a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward who is considered Washington state's top high school player in the Class of 2004, said he will enroll at North Carolina.

Serena Williams tops injured Venus for second Wimbledon title
WIMBLEDON, England -- Serena Williams sat in her courtside chair, jacket over her legs and towel over her shoulders, trying to stay warm during a 10-minute medical timeout early in the final set of the Wimbledon final.

Federer will play Philippoussis in final
WIMBLEDON, England -- Andy Roddick's run at Wimbledon was stopped by the closest thing there is to Pete Sampras right now: Roger Federer.

Philippoussis, Federer vie for first major title
WIMBLEDON, England -- In the interest of preserving a fragile knee and roller-coaster career, Wimbledon finalist Mark Philippoussis gave up some dangerous hobbies - skydiving, snowboarding and dirt bikes.

Overtime
The Minnesota Timberwolves signed first-round draft choice Ndudi Ebi on Saturday.

Kenyans win Peachtree Road Race
ATLANTA -- Kenyans Robert Cher Kipkoech and Susan Chepkemei were winners Friday in the 10-kilometer Peachtree Road Race.

Catching a keeper

Catching a keeper
Inshore fishing along coastal creeks and rivers is accelerating as temperatures rise. Dudley Baird Jr., of Augusta, landed this 34-inch redfish while fishing live shrimp during an outing with Capt. Josh Utsey around Broad River, near Beaufort, S.C.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Outdoors calendar

New resources director addresses future

New resources director addresses future
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - Noel Holcomb is arguably the most important person in Georgia when it comes to fishing and hunting.

NFL notebook
ATLANTA - Denver Broncos tight end Dwayne Carswell was arrested and jailed on $2,500 bail for allegedly picking up his girlfriend by the neck.

Unitarian interprets the Bible liberally
"Liberalism good. Conservatism bad."

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. E-mail items to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Faith digest
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - More than ever, people are turning to Christian bookstores in search of inspiration and purpose in their lives, say several Tallahassee bookstore owners.

Of Jayson Blair and the Ten Commandments: Is there a U.S. 'epidemic of lying'?
Following the scandal over New York Times reporter Jayson Blair's fabrications, San Francisco Chronicle culture critic Steven Winn offered a pessimistic view of the state of the union on truthfulness.

Cyclists brake for fellowship in Augusta
When cyclists roll into town Wednesday, more than half of their 1,500-mile journey will be over.

Athletic boosters shouldn't get to wag the Dawg

A congenial Tom Green to host MTV talk show
BURBANK, Calif. -- Tom Green walks out on stage to greet the audience for his new MTV talk show, pulling gamely at the dress shirt spilling out of his pinstriped trousers.

A congenial Tom Green to host MTV talk show

Cameron's absence can't terminate Schwarzenegger franchise

Group organizes Homeless World Cup

Odds and Ends

An underworld lurks in cyberspace

Faith and fellowship calendar

Unitarian interprets the Bible liberally

Cyclists brake for fellowship in Augusta

Of Jayson Blair and the Ten Commandments: Is there a U.S. 'epidemic of lying'?

Faith digest