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.

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

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

Audit says Mets owe city $4.5 million
NEW YORK -- The Mets owe the city $4.5 million in payments on the club's lease at Shea Stadium, city Comptroller William Thompson found in an audit released Monday.

Piniella keeps promise, sports new hairdo

Lawyers: Canseco has history of steroid abuse
MIAMI -- Jose Canseco has a history of steroid abuse, his lawyers said Monday in an unsuccessful effort to hospitalize him for an addiction evaluation.

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

Readers still enjoy the sights and sounds of travel

Odds and Ends
SEATTLE -- Elvis has not entirely left the cab stand. Cabbie Dave Groh last week lost his appeal of a $60 fine for violating the dress-code for taxi drivers, but says he's determined to continue his lighthearted salute to the King from behind the wheel.

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 notebook

Braves' bats extend win over Expos

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 top Mets
NEW YORK -- Chipper Jones homered twice for the second straight day, and Horacio Ramirez pitched the first complete game of his major league career as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 7-3 Monday night.

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.

TBS adds Caray and Van Wieren back to announcer rotation
ATLANTA -- Skip Caray and Pete Van Wieren will be back on TBS' telecasts of the Atlanta Braves after the All-Star break, ending a 3 1/2 -month experiment by the cable network.

Braves notebook
NEW YORK - Don't get Marcus Giles wrong. He's very happy to be voted the National League's starting second baseman for this year's All-Star Game.

Seven players from Braves make All-Star game

Braves top Mets

Some analysts raise outlook for Japanese economy

$750 million WorldCom settlement approved
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge on Monday approved a $750 million settlement between federal regulators and WorldCom, Inc., saying a substantially heavier fine for a corporate accounting fraud scandal would "unfairly penalize" the company's 50,000 employees.

Some analysts raise outlook for Japanese economy
TOKYO -- Some analysts are revising upward their expectations for Japan's economy and predicting stronger growth, although no one is forecasting vigorous recovery just yet.

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.

Business briefs

$750 million WorldCom settlement approved

Business briefs
PARIS - Reviving an once-spurned merger effort, Canada's Alcan launched Monday an unsolicited euro3.4 billion ($3.87 billion) takeover bid for French rival Pechiney in a deal that would create the world's top-selling maker of aluminum.

Pump 'N Shop gets new fuel, fresh look
When it comes time to gas up the car, there are two types of people: those who are brand-loyal and those who buy whatever is cheapest.

Pump 'N Shop gets new fuel, fresh look

A commandment is just that
Be nice to your friends. Don't lie. Obey your father and mother. Don't steal. Don't hurt others so you can have a better life.

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.

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

Radical treatment

Tyranny of interruptions

Radical treatment
The Coliseum Authority's search for a new manager has taken an unusual turn - one that may have the authority traveling full circle.

Patience, resolve, courage

TV star Buddy Ebsen dies at 95
LOS ANGELES -- Buddy Ebsen, the loose-limbed Broadway dancer who achieved stardom and riches in the television series "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Barnaby Jones," has died, a hospital official said Monday. He was 95.

'Soldier of Fortune II' offers action, gore galore
Bullets fly and so does the blood and gore in a new and ultimately disappointing Xbox title, "Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix."

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?

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.

Phone registration for do-not-call list opens nation-wide
WASHINGTON -- Americans living in the Eastern United States now have a powerful new tool in the fight against those persistent and annoying telemarketers.

Stocks trade sharply higher, Dow up more than 140 points
NEW YORK -- A burst of optimism about second-quarter earnings propelled stocks sharply higher Monday, lifting the Dow Jones industrials more than 140 points. The Nasdaq composite index shot above 1,700 for the first time in 14 months.

Stocks trade sharply higher, Dow up more than 140 points

Phone registration for do-not-call list opens nation-wide

Good decisions can avoid debt

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.

Stock investors describe themselves as cautiously optimistic

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

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?

ABC to televise Auburn-Georgia Tech game
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn's Sept. 6 game at Georgia Tech will be televised nationally by ABC.

ABC to televise Auburn-Georgia Tech game

Jackets continue stumbling
HICKORY, N.C. - The Hickory Crawdads completed a home run-filled series against the Augusta GreenJackets with three more long balls Monday night, coasting to a 9-3 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Jackets continue stumbling
HICKORY, N.C. - The Hickory Crawdads completed a home run-filled series against the Augusta GreenJackets with three more long balls Monday night, coasting to a 9-3 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Lunke's first victory a big one

Woods' tinkering pays off - again
LEMONT, Ill. -- When Tiger Woods looks at tapes from 1997, the year he won his first Western Open, he barely recognizes his swing.

Lunke's first victory a big one
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- Hilary Lunke surprised everyone but herself, winning the U.S. Women's Open with a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole of a three-way playoff to become the first qualifier to capture women's golf most prestigious trophy.

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.

Woods' tinkering pays off - again

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.

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.

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.

Former Jaguars shining
For the second time in three weeks a former Augusta State golfer is making a name for himself on a professional tour.

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

Lunke wins U.S. Women's Open
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- Hilary Lunke surprised everyone but herself, winning the U.S. Women's Open on Monday with a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole of a three-way playoff.

Price birdies the last to win by one stroke

Annika comes undone, misses three-way playoff

Teenager's dad watches final round behind the ropes

Lunke wins U.S. Women's Open

Carter wins U.S. Canadian PGA Championship in playoff

Woods coasts to 38th career victory

Former Jaguars shining

Jackets continue stumbling

Jackets continue stumbling

High school camp gets an international flavor

Readers still enjoy the sights and sounds of travel
People are visiting, all right, and many are sending us postcards.

Craig has the skills to be judge
I have had the privilege of knowing District Attorney Danny Craig for over 20 years. I knew him long before he was district attorney - I knew him when he was just an attorney. I must say he is the only man who should be appointed Superior Court judge when Judge Lynn Allgood leaves office. Frank Murphy, 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.

Civic center needs new direction

Judicial appointment should be nonpartisan
I am a senior citizen, and I want to say we all need District Attorney Danny Craig to fill Superior Court Judge Lynn Allgood's seat. Mr. Craig is a good man with a wonderful family. His adversity in his personal life has never stopped him from doing his job - not even once. George Kramer, Waynesboro, Ga.

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

Civic center needs new direction
I recently returned from serving as a delegate at the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church at the Athens, Ga., Classic Center. I paid particular attention to many things because of experience with this same conference last June at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center. Patty Strickland, Augusta

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.

Hackers 'contest' vandalize Web sites

'Griefers' form harassing mob in Sims game

Program helps youngsters read

Seniors calendar

Pentagon developing system to track every vehicle in a city

Many factors determine computer speed

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.

'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.

Hackers 'contest' vandalize Web sites
WASHINGTON -- A battle among hackers erupted on the Internet Sunday as some factions disrupted a loosely coordinated "contest" among other groups trying to vandalize thousands of Web sites around the world.

Program helps youngsters read
School's out, and the little brains so carefully molded by early elementary school teachers are happily turning back into native mush.

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.

Seniors calendar
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Correction
An article in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly reported a fact about the Augusta-Richmond County dive team. The team, composed of volunteers under the direction of the Emergency Management Agency, pulled the body of Lonnie Miller from the Savannah River on Friday.

April hotel sales climb
Local hotels saw increased sales during Masters Week this year despite having fewer people in town and the public protest led by Martha Burk, officials said Monday.

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

SRS proposal triggers protest

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

Across Georgia
GAINESVILLE - A 22-year-old Dalton man drowned last weekend in Lake Lanier, the second this year in the lake. He was among six drownings reported statewide during the holiday weekend, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

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.

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.

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.

Police misconduct becomes trial issue

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.

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.

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.

Police misconduct becomes trial issue
Defense attorneys for an Augusta couple charged in two murder-for-hire slayings accused a former homicide investigator Monday of sexual misconduct and suggested in opening arguments that he set up their clients.

Future grim for old tree

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Johnnie Walker Raborn IV, 21 months, of Martinez.

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 area
An Augusta woman was arrested Monday, charged with molesting a 14-year-old girl Sunday night, a police report stated.

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.

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.

Business boom not good for prison system dealing with cuts

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A rave for all of the sponsors of the Fourth of July downtown. I hope they continue to do this for years to come. It was a great celebration.

Thousands attend seventh year of Redneck Games

Across the area

Kid of the day

Across South Carolina

Explorer once lived in Georgia

Correction

New houses save energy

Police search inn for drugs
AIKEN - Two floors of a Holiday Inn Express were evacuated Monday afternoon after housekeepers noticed a caustic odor that sheriff's investigators say indicates a small methamphetamine lab might have been in operation in a second-story room.

SRS candidate for new government trigger factory

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mark Sanford on Monday named Columbia lawyer Harry B. Gregory Jr. to the South Carolina's Workers' Compensation Commission.

Budget haunts politics

News you can use
JULY 8, 1982 The city-county dispute over a proposed joint law enforcement center continued Wednesday with the chairman of the Augusta City County Committee disparaging a county claim. At issue this time was whether the city has been offered sufficient participation in planning sessions.

Chairman vote to get hearing

SRS proposal triggers protest
NORTH AUGUSTA - The two sides that packed a public hearing Monday night had entirely different visions of what the proposed plutonium factory at Savannah River Site could mean for the future.

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Church objects to wine license
A wine license request from the owner of a soon-to-open upscale food market on Davis Road failed to pass in an Augusta Commission committee Tuesday.

Murder case goes to trial this week

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.

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.

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

Across the area

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.

Multitasking ex-mechanic keeps his projects close by

Future grim for old tree
The prognosis for Augusta State University's Arsenal Oak isn't looking good, whether you're talking about the original or its planned clone.

With power, less is best

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A rave for all of the sponsors of the Fourth of July downtown. I hope they continue to do this for years to come. It was a great celebration.

College gets more costly

Big pot boosts sales of tickets

Across South Carolina

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.

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.

Radioactive cleanup to be costly

April hotel sales climb

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.

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.

Across Georgia

Across Georgia

Kid of the day

Radioactive cleanup to be costly
AIKEN - Salt of the lethally radioactive kind is at the heart of the big, expensive headache a federal judge in Idaho has given U.S. Department of Energy officials at Savannah River Site and two other federal nuclear reservations.

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.

Across the southeast

Mourners laud former mayor

Mourners laud former mayor
ATLANTA - Mourners gathered Monday to honor Ivan Allen Jr., who as mayor guided Atlanta through the turbulent 1960s, helping to minimize racial strife while leading the city toward modernization and prosperity.

South Carolina's holiday road deaths fall

Big pot boosts sales of tickets
COLUMBIA - A growing Powerball jackpot has meant increased sales for the South Carolina lottery.

South Carolina's holiday road deaths fall
AIKEN - The unusually low number of fatal accidents reported in South Carolina during the Independence Day holiday period are proof that safety initiatives are working, public safety officials and advocates say.

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

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.

After six years in exile, revamped Lollapalooza tours again
INDIANAPOLIS -- Dubbed the concert that changed the world, Lollapalooza toured summer stages for six years in the 1990s with a tripped-out mix of sights and sounds.

Stripes' unique style is big hit
DETROIT - The White Stripes have captured the holy grail of rock: indie credibility plus mainstream success.

Stripes' unique style is big hit

After six years in exile, revamped Lollapalooza tours again

Top 20 concert tours

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
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.

Latin star Thalia makes English language debut

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.

Herta waits out leaders, wins Kansas Indy 300

Giaffone hurt in crash at Kansas Speedway

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.

Biffle credits willingness to take chance for victory

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.

Marlboro Team Penske strong on historic day for owner

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.

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.

Prosecutors deciding whether to charge Bryant
EAGLE, Colo. -- Prosecutors need more time before deciding whether to bring charges against Kobe Bryant, who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a resort near Vail last week.

Prosecutors deciding whether to charge Bryant

Falcons sell out 2003 season tickets

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United States beats Paraguay

Lance Armstrong: The Tour de France's backseat driver

Autopsy shows Cameroon striker died of heart attack

After winning Wimbledon, loss in Paris still galls Serena Williams

Overtime

Armstrong crashes, finishes stage on teammate's bike

Overtime

Federer beats Philippoussis for first major title

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.

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.

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

Autopsy shows Cameroon striker died of heart attack
LYON, France -- Cameroon's Marc-Vivien Foe died during the Confederations Cup last month because of a heart attack caused by an enlarged left ventricle, the state prosecutor said.

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.

Lance Armstrong: The Tour de France's backseat driver
SEDAN, France -- For Lance Armstrong, finishing 54th Monday made for a good day - perfect, actually - on the Tour de France.

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.

Overtime
Midland Valley's Tommy Hill has signed a scholarship to play collegiately at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C., next season. Hill, an outfielder, participated in this year's North-South All-Star Game.

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.

High school camp gets an international flavor
INDIANAPOLIS -- Idoagesit Ibok believes African prep basketball players are every bit as good as Americans.

Falcons sell out 2003 season tickets
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Confirming Monday that season tickets have sold out for just the second time in franchise history, the Atlanta Falcons crossed another milestone with owner Arthur Blank at the helm.

Simon Cowell moves to dating game from 'American Idol'

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."

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

MSNBC fires Michael Savage after anti-gay comments
NEW YORK -- MSNBC on Monday fired Michael Savage for anti-gay comments.

MSNBC fires Michael Savage after anti-gay comments

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

Peterson case points to differences in network news shows

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

Five Questions With Bob Newhart

'Soldier of Fortune II' offers action, gore galore

TV star Buddy Ebsen dies at 95

Girl shouldn't be friend's pawn
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have a huge problem. One of my best friends is using me to get to my other best friend's boyfriend. What should I do? - 14-year-old Hephzibah girl.

Program gives students experience

Audio best

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine.

Xtreme calendar
New CDs in stores today include Save My Soul by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; Trace Adkins, Greatest Hits Collection I; Madonna's hit single Hollywood; Peter Malick and Norah Jones, New York City; and Beyonce's import single, Crazy in Love.

'White Album' is perplexing masterpiece

Teen plans to make career out of award-winning welding skills

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Latest Potter book was worth long wait
After a long and agonizing three-year wait, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has finally made its debut to the delight of fans worldwide. Best of all, the book has exceeded all of my expectations, and the expectations of others I know who have read it.

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.

Question of ther week

Latest Potter book was worth long wait

Question of ther week
Statistics say that writing in a diary or journal every day is therapeutic. Do you have a diary, and, if so, how often do you write in it?

Teen plans to make career out of award-winning welding skills
Trent Marks never thought he would become a welder. At 19 years old, he said he hasn't really "grown up" completely, but with his new job as an apprentice at Savannah River Site, he certainly feels that way.

411
Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? Now everyone will have the chance to look like Eminem, because the rap artist has his own clothing line, Shady Limited, creeping into select stores. Log on to shadyltd.com for more details.

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Your style

'White Album' is perplexing masterpiece
From the beginning, the Beatles were known for their catchy lyrics and unusual musical style.

Your style
Tiffany Hobbs, 15, is a junior at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School.

Program gives students experience
In a cross between a laboratory and a gym, three area students are exercising their minds while many of their classmates are using the summer to take a break from studying.

Odds and Ends

Mexican in drag could win election