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Tell-all books about the magazine industry sell, sell, sell

Tell-all books about the magazine industry sell, sell, sell
NEW YORK -- Lauren Weisberger is in a Barnes & Noble, fielding softballs from the audience as she promotes her anti-fashionista novel, "The Devil Wears Prada.

Piniella keeps promise, sports new hairdo

Piniella keeps promise, sports new hairdo
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Lou Piniella said he would dye if the Devil Rays won three straight.

No Sosa, Clemens, Martinez in All-Star game
NEW YORK -- Some of baseball's biggest stars aren't All-Stars this year.

No Sosa, Clemens, Martinez in All-Star game

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.

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.

Mexican in drag could win election
IXHUATAN, Mexico - Four female impersonators, all exquisitely made up, lip-synch and dance to pop music in Ixhuatan's town plaza. Traffic freezes as drivers and pedal-cabbies halt in the street to watch.

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.

Seven players from Braves make All-Star game

Ninth-inning walk lifts Atlanta

Braves reliever adjusts to new major-league life

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' bats extend win over Expos
ATLANTA - Considering that he's played the past month with a sore left wrist, Chipper Jones seems none the worse for wear.

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.

Seven players from Braves make All-Star game
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves starter Russ Ortiz finally made it to the All-Star game, but he had other things on his mind.

Braves' bats extend win over Expos

Braves' notebook

Advisers warn against portfolio changes

Relationship with bank is vital for small business

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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.

Stores to sync merchandise with the climate
NEW YORK -- Tracee Steinke hoped to buy some pink tops, shorts and skirts for a trip to Cabo San Lucas, and then found she was too late - stores are already spotlighting fall sweaters and pants.

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.

Pocket change

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.

Crop-duster company being revived

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."

Pocket change
Employer Spotlight: Advanced Services

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.

Flight schools feel sting of economy, high costs

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.

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Tyranny of interruptions

Patience, resolve, courage
The war with Iraq has been declared over, yet the killing is far from over. Because the country still harbors those who would like to see it unchanged and in chains, President Bush has correctly concluded that the fight is still far from over.

Spelling it out

Tyranny of interruptions
Does not being interrupted by the phone during dinner have a nice ring to it?

Patience, resolve, courage

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.

Five Questions With Bob Newhart
LOS ANGELES -- (An editor picks up the phone.) "So what's the story? 'Legally Blonde 2,' OK ... That's with the perky lawyer in the hot-pink suit, right? Uh-huh ... When do you meet Reese Witherspoon?

401(k)s, Roth IRAs can lower tax bill

Stock investors describe themselves as cautiously optimistic

Good decisions can avoid debt
NEW YORK - It might seem obvious, but one of the main reasons people get into trouble with debt is that they've never developed good spending habits.

401(k)s, Roth IRAs can lower tax bill
Q: I paid an awful lot in income taxes this year. Are there any steps I can take now to try to lower them next year?

Stock investors describe themselves as cautiously optimistic
NEW YORK -- After the spectacular ride stock mutual funds had in the second quarter, when they posted their best quarterly results in 3 1/2 years, investors say they are more upbeat but still tentative.

Good decisions can avoid debt

Price birdies the last to win by one stroke

Teenager's dad watches final round behind the ropes

Woods coasts to 38th career victory

Woods coasts to 38th career victory
LEMONT, Ill. -- Even Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer couldn't match this.

Price birdies the last to win by one stroke
STRAFFAN, Ireland -- Phillip Price shot a 2-under-par 70 Sunday to win the European Open by one stroke.

Carter wins U.S. Canadian PGA Championship in playoff

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.

Annika comes undone, misses three-way playoff
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- A shocking collapse by Annika Sorenstam gave way to the first three-way playoff in 16 years at the U.S. Women's Open.

Woods increases lead at Western Open

Carter wins U.S. Canadian PGA Championship in playoff
RICHMOND HILL, Ontario -- Tom Carter beat Jason Bohn in a playoff at the U.S. Canadian PGA Championship on Sunday for his first Nationwide Tour victory.

Teenager's dad watches final round behind the ropes
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- Teenage sensation Michelle Wie played the final round of the U.S. Women's Open with her father watching from behind the ropes instead of at her side as her caddie.

Annika comes undone, misses three-way playoff

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.

Republicans plot destructive agenda
I am concerned as some radical members of the Republican Party seek to destroy the Democratic Party so there will only be one political party. Long-time and moderate Republicans are also concerned because they believe a two-party system is essential for the continuation of democracy. Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Speak up, be protected
The citizens of Burke County should be extremely proud that we have a sheriff who is a Christian. He is a man devoted to God, his community and his job. He has a wonderful chief to assist him. Chief James Hollingsworth is a man just as devoted to his job as the sheriff is. Sue Knox, Waynesboro, Ga.

Speak up, be protected

Disagrees with 'God Squad'
In reference to the column by The God Squad on June 28, "Many faiths follow the same God," Marc Gellman and Tom Hartman believe Jews, Christians and Muslims all worship the same God. I'd like to know the basis on which they have gained this insight. The Jews and the Christians have the same God, but they part ways when it comes to Jesus. As to the Muslims having the same God, one should determine why the crescent moon is a significant symbol to Muslims. James B. Wertz, Hephzibah, Ga.

'Griefers' form harassing mob in Sims game

Home front

Shoveling the data stable

Fun in the sun with a variety of water toys

Jersey company finds old-school is cool

Pentagon developing system to track every vehicle in a city

POW/MIA flag may be flown anytime

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

Many factors determine computer speed

'Griefers' form harassing mob in Sims game
NEW YORK -- Jeremy Chase admits to shaking down his enemies. His Web site advertises extortion, hits and prostitution for a hefty fee.

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.

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.

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.

Many factors determine computer speed
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 Athlong 64 chip in September.

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.

Pentagon developing system to track every vehicle in a city
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is developing an urban surveillance system that would use computers and thousands of cameras to track, record and analyze the movement of every vehicle in a foreign city.

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

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

Across the area
An Augusta man told Richmond County authorities he was assaulted and robbed at his downtown home.

Across the area

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Across South Carolina

News you can use
JULY 7, 1972 Data processing students at Augusta Tech will now be able to take advantage of the "best setup in the state," said A.J. Progar, director of data processing.

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

College gets more costly

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

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Chairman vote to get hearing

Budget haunts politics
COLUMBIA - The outline of a red fiscal bull's-eye is getting painted on the backs of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and the Republican-controlled Legislature because of the state's budget crisis, political analysts say.

Multitasking ex-mechanic keeps his projects close by

Thousands attend seventh year of Redneck Games
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. -- There was bobbin' for pigs feet and hubcap hurling. Grown men competed against each other by belly-flopping into a mud pit.

SRS candidate for new government trigger factory

Web site offers auto registration
Replacing your vehicle registration in Augusta just got a little easier.

Explorer once lived in Georgia

Decision kills plans to dispose of waste

Thousands attend seventh year of Redneck Games

Across the area

Business boom not good for prison system dealing with cuts

New houses save energy

College gets more costly
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Students and their families are facing bigger financial burdens as tuition and fees rise but scholarships remain the same.

New houses save energy
ATLANTA - If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the EarthCraft House program run by the Southface Energy Institute must be doing a good job.

Across the southeast

Murder case goes to trial this week
As jury selection begins today in the trial of two people charged in the 1995 murder-for-hire slayings of an Augusta couple, the mother of one victim is upset that prosecutors dropped plans to seek the death penalty.

Murder case goes to trial this week

Researchers find some poisonous snakes not very aggressive
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. -- "Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?" Indiana Jones muttered before dropping into an infested Egyptian ruin in search of the Lost Ark. The movie hero wouldn't like it here much better.

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.

Public gets SRS plant hearing

Hot gathering spots

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The Department of Corrections is considering whether to put Georgia's electric chair, ruled out as a form of cruel and usual punishment by the state Supreme Court, on public display.

Demand for power requires options

Across the southeast

Summer is busy for dive teams

Making fun of science

Athens-Clarke County board backs rental change

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.

A fisherman takes a break

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Serviceman of the day

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.

Solar energy saves money, environment

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.

Business boom not good for prison system dealing with cuts
ATLANTA -- Business is booming in Georgia's prison system but that's not good news for the agency that must manage it with $41 million less money this year than last.

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.

Athens heart patient waits for transplant

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.

Program on Bible may grow after vote

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

Budget haunts politics

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.

Kid of the day

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.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS TO the person complaining about the person driving with the South Carolina license plates in the left lane driving too slowly. That is because, in South Carolina, our sheriff enforces the speed limit.

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.

With power, less is best
ATLANTA - In the push to make America's energy future safer for the environment, technological advances in renewable sources of energy, such as solar, wind and biomass, excite the imagination.

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.

Across the southeast
GREENSBORO, N.C. -Hotel operators are divided over whether the proposed FedEx hub at Piedmont Triad International Airport would create more business or drive away customers unable to sleep because of roaring cargo jets.

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.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Chloe Trammell, 2, of Augusta.

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.

Chairman vote to get hearing
Republican voters overwhelmingly said they wanted it.

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.

SRS candidate for new government trigger factory
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Many community leaders here welcome a possible $4 billion plutonium pit facility at the Savannah River Site, saying it would bring hundreds of new jobs, but environmentalists aren't sure it's worth the health risk.

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

Multitasking ex-mechanic keeps his projects close by
AIKEN - Roger Hudson is milling around the "homeplace" when he comes across an obscure chunk of metal encrusted with dirt.

School board glances at budget

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.

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.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -A 61-year-old Pelzer man died after drinking weed killer stored in a soft-drink container, Greenville County Deputy Coroner Kent Dill said.

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.

Explorer once lived in Georgia
GOOSE POND, Ga. - The Jeep slowed to a stop before the steep hillside. Windshield wipers sloshed away at the drenching rain as the passengers looked at the challenging pathway, its red clay rutted and slippery. The lure of history lay in the forest beyond.

Blue laws go before high court

Rants and Raves
THIS IS TO the person complaining about the person driving with the South Carolina license plates in the left lane driving too slowly. That is because, in South Carolina, our sheriff enforces the speed limit.

Plant proves to be natural enemy

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Car lovers cruise in with style

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.

With power, less is best

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

Across Georgia

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.

He's back: 'Terminator 3' tops box office with $44 million

He's back: 'Terminator 3' tops box office with $44 million
LOS ANGELES -- Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" annihilated the competition, grossing $44 million in its first weekend and $72.5 million since opening Wednesday.

Top 20 concert tours

George Strait balances traditional, contemporary sounds

Latin star Thalia makes English language debut
NEW YORK -- Thalia, already a star among Latin music and television fans, is facing one of the biggest challenges of her career as she tries to transplant her success to American airwaves.

Top 20 concert tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Latin star Thalia makes English language debut

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.

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.

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.

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.

Biffle credits willingness to take chance for victory
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It's taken nearly half the racing season, but Greg Biffle finally is starting to figure out things on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

Giaffone hurt in crash at Kansas Speedway

Marlboro Team Penske strong on historic day for owner
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Marlboro Team Penske drivers Gil de Ferran and Helio Castroneves had another strong showing Sunday as their owner reached a racing milestone.

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.

NASCAR notebook

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.

Early arrivals don't mind the wait

Marlboro Team Penske strong on historic day for owner

Herta waits out leaders, wins Kansas Indy 300
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Bryan Herta took the lead with five laps to go and held on to win the Kansas Indy 300 on Sunday for his first Indy Racing League victory.

Herta waits out leaders, wins Kansas Indy 300

Biffle credits willingness to take chance for victory

Biffle's victory a gas

Graham campaign a winner in NASCAR truck debut
MIAMI LAKES, Fla. -- Sen. Bob Graham's presidential campaign hit the NASCAR racing circuit in a big way.

Giaffone hurt in crash at Kansas Speedway
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Felipe Giaffone broke his pelvis and his right thigh in a crash at the IRL's Kansas Indy 300 on Sunday.

Atlanta Motor Speedway tries to lure new fans

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

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.

NFL notebook

Mr. Lewis Chalker    (GIBSON, Ga.)
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Mr. William Bishop    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Dorothy Flowers    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Michael Price Jr.    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Louis Cox Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Andrew Adams    (TRENTON, S.C.)
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Mr. Jake Hawkins    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas Ramsey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Mark Burney    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. John Byrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Bradley Cook    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. Bradley Cook    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. Bob Favors    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Bob Favors    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Anna Gamboa    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. John Fryar    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Ms. Ruth Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Walker Ashley    (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Ms. Dorothy Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Samuel Wilson    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lucille Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Ruby Hardin    (APPLING, Ga.)
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Mrs. Edith Traywick    (GARDEN CITY, Ga.)
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Mrs. Patricia Rabun    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Dea. Johnnie Sullivan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dot Reese    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Levi Smith    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Karoline Rogers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dot Reese    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dorothy Amerson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Michael Price Jr.    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
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Mr. Jonathan Bunch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Ruth Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John Byrum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Col. Woodburn Mickel Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Dawson Douglas    (KITE, Ga.)
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Mr. John Larrabee    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Dorothy Flowers    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Essie Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Marty Hegre    (HARLEM, Ga.)
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Mr. Arthur Kuhn    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Levi Smith (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jonathan Bunch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ruth Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dawson Douglas (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Whitaker (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Burney (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Bishop (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jake Hawkins (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Burney (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John Byrum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Gamboa (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Flowers (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John Fryar (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Rabun (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Ms. Ruth Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis Cox Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walker Ashley (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Smith (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Flowers (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Hardin (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. William Bishop (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John Larrabee (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Dea. Johnnie Sullivan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dot Reese (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Patricia Rabun (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dot Reese (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie Johnson (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Bob Favors (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marty Hegre (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis Chalker (GIBSON, Ga.)

Col. Woodburn Mickel Jr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Ramsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bradley Cook (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Kuhn (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John Byrum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bradley Cook (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Federer beats Philippoussis for first major title

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Philippoussis, Federer vie for first major title

Overtime

Armstrong crashes, finishes stage on teammate's bike

After winning Wimbledon, loss in Paris still galls Serena Williams

Area sports announcements

United States beats Paraguay

Overtime
Bryan Herta took the lead with five laps to go and held on to win the Kansas Indy 300 for his first Indy Racing League victory.

After winning Wimbledon, loss in Paris still galls Serena Williams
WIMBLEDON, England -- Serena Williams beat her sister for the sixth time in a row. She beat Jennifer Capriati for the eighth time in a row. And she won Wimbledon for the second year in a row.

United States beats Paraguay
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Claudio Reyna made a comeback - and so did his U.S. teammates.

Armstrong crashes, finishes stage on teammate's bike
MEAUX, France -- Four-time champion Lance Armstrong was thrown from his bike but not seriously hurt in a crash involving about 35 riders sprinting for the finish line in the first full stage of the Tour de France on Sunday.

Federer beats Philippoussis for first major title
WIMBLEDON, England -- When Wimbledon finally was won, the burden of expectations lifted, Roger Federer dropped to his knees, arms aloft. Then he rose and, walking off the court, put his hands to his face.

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

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.

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Navratilova wins 20th Wimbledon title to tie Billie Jean King record
WIMBLEDON, England -- Martina Navratilova won her 20th Wimbledon title Sunday, tying Billie Jean King for the most titles at the All England Club.

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.

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.

New resources director addresses future

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

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

Catching a keeper

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.

Athletic boosters shouldn't get to wag the Dawg

'The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie' represents the power of friendship

Peterson case points to differences in network news shows

Peterson case points to differences in network news shows
NEW YORK -- They're on the same television networks, hours apart. Yet the ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news programs take strikingly different approaches to covering the Laci Peterson case.

Simon Cowell moves to dating game from 'American Idol'

Simon Cowell moves to dating game from 'American Idol'
NEW YORK -- With his new dating game, "Cupid," Simon Cowell may have everything going for him but timing.

'The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie' represents the power of friendship
LOS ANGELES -- Friendship and family are important themes in Showtime's "The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie."

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
They're not as snide as the crew on "Fox & Friends." They don't have cooking segments and rock bands like "Today."

Five Questions With Bob Newhart

Mexican in drag could win election

An underworld lurks in cyberspace