Clinton's book sales top 1 million

Clinton's book sales top 1 million
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has sold more than 1 million copies of her memoir "Living History," in almost exactly a month, her publisher announced Wednesday.

Report: Coors Field escalator missed December inspection
DENVER -- A Coors Field escalator that malfunctioned and injured 32 baseball fans missed a scheduled inspection in December and operated for six months without a permit, The Denver Post reported Wednesday.

Fantasy Baseball: The votes are in; roster is ready

Hard work paying off for Diamondbacks right-hander
PHOENIX -- A move to Arizona has turned Shea Hillenbrand from a line-drive hitter into a slugger.

Marine who covered statue's face with flag throws out first pitch
NEW YORK -- The Marine who covered the face of a Saddam Hussein statue with an American flag threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Wednesday's game between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves.

Varitek, Jenkins win online All-Star balloting
NEW YORK -- Boston catcher Jason Varitek and Milwaukee outfielder Geoff Jenkins won the Internet balloting for the final spots on their respective All-Star teams.

Marine who covered statue's face with flag throws out first pitch

Fantasy Baseball: The votes are in; roster is ready
The numbers are crunched and the players have been ranked.

Ashlyn Skyler Heard
Stephen and Dena Heard of Harlem announce the birth of a daughter, Ashlyn Skyler Heard, Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are William D. Crowe Sr. and Anthony S. Heard Sr., both of Evans, Linda W. Wilson of Grovetown and Jean A. Roberson of Aiken.

Brian Micheal Lewis
Brian and La'Toya Lewis of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Brian Micheal Lewis, Friday, June 27, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tony Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lewis and Cathy Harris-Turner, all of Augusta.

Tamea Alana Cowart
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Ray Cowart of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Tamea Alana Cowart, Monday, June 23, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Henry Bush and Pauline Miller of Augusta and Robert and Peggy Cowart of Metter, Ga.

Ryann Ashley Kramer

Adrian Javon McCray Jr.
Adrian McCray Sr. and Syreeta McCray of Hephzibah announce the birth of a son, Adrian Javon McCray Jr., Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Milton Wilson Sr. of Hephzibah, and Ralph Utley, Idella McCray and John McCray, all of Augusta.

Qua'von Markell Gibbons

Myles Jacob Garnto
Joel and Kelly Garnto of Evans announce the birth of a son, Myles Jacob Garnto, Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Don North and Mr. and Mrs. Derrell Garnto, all of Evans.

Isaiah Rocquiear Alexander

Yolanda Renea Cooper
Anthony and Audrey Cooper of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, Yolanda Renea Cooper, Thursday, June 19, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Carrie Thomas and Frank Cooper of Augusta and the late Richard Thomas and Clara Jackson.

Tamea Alana Cowart

Ryann Ashley Kramer
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Kramer of Evans announce the birth of a daughter, Ryann Ashley Kramer, Thursday, June 12, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Ted and Mary Collins of Augusta, Norman Kramer of Eaton, Ohio, and Belinda Campbell of Wellsburg, W. Va.

Lleyton Louis Lackey

Christian Spencer Hall
William F. Hall Jr. and Esperanza D. Hall of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, Christian Spencer Hall, Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Joel and Ruby Gomez of Corpus Christi, Texas, and William and Shirley Hall of North Augusta.

Isaiah Rocquiear Alexander
Issac Alexander and Letesia D. McGahee, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Isaiah Rocquiear Alexander, Thursday, June 26, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Donald and Janice McGahee of Augusta.

Qua'von Markell Gibbons
Ronnie Carter and Ebony Gibbons, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Qua'von Markell Gibbons, Sunday, June 29, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Rebie Gibbons, Carrie Gibbons and Johnnie Mae Carter, all of Augusta.

Ashley Logan Grant
Joel G. and Roz A. Grant of North Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Ashley Logan Grant, Saturday, May 24, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Ronald Alberson, Pat Alexander and James Grant, all of North Augusta, and the late Anne Grant.

Shelby Jane Eneroldsen
Jasen and Desiree Eneroldsen of North Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Shelby Jane Eneroldsen, Sunday, June 1, 2003 at University Hospital. Grandparents are Claude and Kathy Reeves of Aiken, Hal and Brenda Barden of Beaufort, S.C., and Charles and Patricia Eneroldsen of Edgefield, S.C.

Malik Daquan McMurtrey

Nicholas Carlton Cosby
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Cosby of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Nicholas Carlton Cosby, Thursday, June 19, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Vintson of Evans and Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Cosby of Perry, Ga.

Ashlyn Skyler Heard

Shelby Jane Eneroldsen

Mary Claire Brewton
Timothy and Teresa Brewton of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Mary Claire Brewton, Friday, June 27, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Patricia Gregory of Advance, N.C., James Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Brewton, all of Augusta.

Mary Claire Brewton

Martin Dixon McGregor III

Trinity Alora Kelly

Malik Daquan McMurtrey
Richard Quiller and Lisha McMurtrey, both of North Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Malik Daquan McMurtrey, Thursday, June 26, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Ron and Shelly Cosby of Yukon, Okla., and Phil McMurtrey of McAlester, Okla.

Chase Austin Lynch

Ashley Logan Grant

Adrian Javon McCray Jr.

Chase Austin Lynch
Kenny and Shelley Lynch of Huntersville, N.C., announce the birth of a son, Chase Austin Lynch, Thursday, June 5, 2003, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Majors Hamby of Appling, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark of Augusta, Lina Lynch of Hephzibah and the late Kenneth Lynch.

Yolanda Renea Cooper

Lleyton Louis Lackey
Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel L. Lackey of Grovetown announce the birth of a son, Lleyton Louis Lackey, Sunday, June 29, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Henderson Jr. of Conyers, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Lackey of Monroe, Ga.

Julianna Ray Owens

Trinity Alora Kelly
Matthew and Melinda Kelly of Montmorenci announce the birth of a daughter, Trinity Alora Kelly, Friday, June 27, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Michael and Cathy Cunningham of Jackson and Robert and Nancy Kelly of Montmorenci.

Brian Micheal Lewis

Martin Dixon McGregor III
Martin D. McGregor Jr. and Heather J. McGregor of Evans announce the birth of a son, Martin Dixon McGregor III, Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dave Hamilton of Lilburn, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. M. Dixon McGregor Sr. of Evans.

Bailey Alexis Young

Emma Grace Chambers
Neal and Heather Chambers of Barnwell, S.C., announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Grace Chambers, Sunday, June 22, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Calvin O. Wilson Jr. of Williston, S.C., Mrs. Joanne Barker of Rome,, Ga. and the late Henry N. Chambers Sr.

Julianna Ray Owens
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Owens of Appling announce the birth of a daughter, Julianna Ray Owens, Monday, June 2, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Helen Strickland of Lakeland, Ga., Mrs. Lynn Sawyer of Grovetown, Johnny Owens of North Augusta and the late John W. Strickland.

Carson Andrew Murray
Charles P. and Laura A. Murray of Evans announce the birth of a son, Carson Andrew Murray, Friday, June 27, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Montalro of Martinez, Mrs. Kathy Murray of Augusta and the late Charles C. Murray.

Bailey Alexis Young
Mark and Melissa Young of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Bailey Alexis Young, Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Newman and Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Young, all of Augusta.

Odds and Ends
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- It was canine intuition when an injured black Labrador retriever did a doggone good job of getting medical attention.

Camp counselors accused of organizing fights
ROANOKE, Va. -- Sheriff's officers are investigating allegations that counselors at a 4-H summer camp arranged fistfights between children ages 9 to 13, charged admission to the brawls and allowed betting.

Odds and Ends
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Talk about a stink. The owner of a pooper scooper business here sued a competitor to protect a company slogan.

City trees grow twice as large as rural trees, study says
Scientists who set out to gauge the impact of urban pollutants on trees have made a surprising discovery - trees planted near New York City's congested mean streets actually grow twice as large as their rural counterparts.

Woman accused of selling 2-year-old son to buy OxyContin
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A mother has been arrested on charges of trying to sell her 2-year-old son for $500 so she could buy OxyContin.

Lawsuit: Middle school forced pregnancy, STD tests on eighth-graders
NEW YORK -- School administrators forced several eighth-graders to be tested for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases after they skipped school to attend a party where some students reportedly had sex, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Florida woman on house arrest sneaks out for Springer show
BRADENTON, Fla. -- The episode of the "Jerry Springer Show" is dubbed "Sneaky Sex Affairs," but officials say the real sneaking was done by a woman on house arrest who risked going to jail for the chance to appear on the show.

Museum preserves history of embalming Civil War dead
FREDERICK, Md. -- The table is a peeling wooden door, laid flat across two upright barrels.

Braves complete Mets sweep
NEW YORK - Atlanta pitcher Russ Ortiz shrugged and gave a predictable answer when asked whether he had a chance to start Tuesday's All-Star Game at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.

Victory ends Reynolds' skid

Victory ends Reynolds' skid
NEW YORK - Shane Reynolds' spot in the Atlanta Braves' starting rotation was tenuous long before Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets began.

Kitten found next to Braves dugout, finds new home with Fick
NEW YORK -- Robert Fick was focused on a kitten rather than hittin'.

Clubhouse abuzz about rookie
NEW YORK - One day after throwing Atlanta's first complete game this year, rookie pitcher Horacio Ramirez remained the talk of the Braves' clubhouse prior to Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets.

Braves notebook

Clubhouse abuzz about rookie

Braves notebook
NEW YORK - Don't look for Atlanta right fielder Gary Sheffield to take part in Monday's Home Run Derby prior to Tuesday's All-Star Game at U.S. Cellular Field.

Kitten found next to Braves dugout, finds new home with Fick

Braves complete Mets sweep

Aiken unemployment drops
AIKEN - South Carolina employment officials are looking for sweetness and light in the face of a persistently sour economy and continued job losses between May and June.

Consumers use credit cards liberally in May
WASHINGTON -- Consumers were brisk borrowers in May as free-financing deals and deep discounts motivated them to use their charge cards more freely.

DaimlerChrysler plant may be approved Wednesday
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- DaimlerChrysler AG is expected to vote Wednesday on whether to approve plans to build a $754 million van plant that would create 3,300 new jobs in Georgia.

J.D. Power: Lexus again leads in dependability
DETROIT -- Lexus maintained its top spot for the ninth year in automobile dependability rankings, while Kia was at the bottom, according to an annual study by market researcher J.D. Power and Associates.

J.D. Power: Lexus again leads in dependability

Dino's owner thrives

Charleston tops Savannah port
SAVANNAH, Ga. - New figures show the Georgia Ports Authority, which manages the port of Savannah, set a new record in 2002-03 for the amount of cargo moving through its waters.

Aiken unemployment drops

McDonald's to offer wireless Internet in San Francisco area
SAN FRANCISCO -- The counter help will be saying "You want Wi-Fi with that?" now that residents of the technology-focused Bay Area will be able to get a Big Mac and wireless Internet access at the same time.

Charleston tops Savannah port

Conference is expected to be about expansion

DaimlerChrysler plant may be approved Wednesday

DaimlerChrysler delays decision on new Georgia plant

Jacksonville is No.1 in transporting cars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Port Authority says it beat out New York and New Jersey as the nation's No. 1 port for handling vehicles during 2002, claiming the distinction for the second-straight year.

Georgia in line to woo Boeing
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Boeing's proposed 7E7 Dreamliner jet is aptly nicknamed. Since the Seattle-based aerospace giant announced in May that it was looking for a place to build the new, midsize passenger jet, no fewer than 20 states have been dreaming of snagging the coveted assembly plant and all the economic perks that go with it.

DaimlerChrysler delays decision on new Georgia plant
ATLANTA -- DaimlerChrysler AG postponed a decision Wednesday on building a van plant that would create 3,300 jobs in coastal Georgia, a company spokesman said.

Stocks pull back in advance of earnings reports
NEW YORK -- Wall Street pulled back Wednesday as investors cashed in profits from the market's recent rally while they await second-quarter earnings reports. Fears of a potentially unfavorable legal ruling against Altria Group also weighed on shares.

Dino's owner thrives
After graduating from college three years ago, Dino Dakuras' illusions about entering the business world were quickly shattered after he took a job in copier sales.

Conference is expected to be about expansion
An Augusta medical equipment company is expected to announce today the creation of more than 250 jobs by bringing in a new project.

Stocks pull back in advance of earnings reports

Charlotte assistant joins Clemson staff
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Kevin Nickelberry, an assistant for two years at Charlotte, was named an assistant coach at Clemson on Tuesday.

Charlotte assistant joins Clemson staff

Attorney: Dotson won't talk to police unless judge orders

Three wins would elevate Vaughn

Don't change tax date
There are three certainties in life - death, taxes and the date on which taxes are due each year, April 15. Well, Congress is considering changing the latter certainty. Bad idea.

The wrong Rx

SRS pit plan backed
Not all of the protesters who turned out at the North Augusta Community Center Monday evening to battle against a proposed $4 billion plutonium pit facility at the Savannah River Site were from out of the area, but most were.

SRS pit plan backed

Don't change tax date

Deliver us from evil
This is not your father's Iranian revolution.

The wrong Rx
Does bad policy make for good politics? President George W. Bush is about to find out. His leadership, for better or worse, has pushed a prescription drug benefit plan through both houses of Congress - a benefit for the elderly that lawmakers have been debating and arguing about for more than five years.

Ashton Kutcher staying with 'That '70s Show'
LOS ANGELES -- Ashton Kutcher will be stuck in the '70s for at least another two years.

Administration urges protections against identity theft
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration urged Congress Wednesday to strengthen the nation's credit laws to make it harder for crooks to steal other people's identities.

Stocks pull back in advance of earnings reports
NEW YORK -- Wall Street pulled back Wednesday as investors cashed in profits from the market's recent rally while they await second-quarter earnings reports. Fears of a potentially unfavorable legal ruling against Altria Group also weighed on shares.

Administration urges protections against identity theft

GM extends summer auto incentives

Stocks extend rally to second day, mergers provide a lift

Cable television rate hikes outpace inflation, FCC says
WASHINGTON -- Cable television rates rose faster than inflation last year, the Federal Communication Commission said in its annual report on the industry's prices.

Cable television rate hikes outpace inflation, FCC says

GM extends summer auto incentives
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. extended most of its rebate and financing deals on 2003 models Tuesday as the world's largest automaker tried to spur what's been a lukewarm automotive market.

Stocks pull back in advance of earnings reports

Stocks extend rally to second day, mergers provide a lift
NEW YORK -- A string of merger announcements gave Wall Street another lift Tuesday, extending the market's rally to a second day and pushing the Nasdaq composite index to its highest level in nearly 15 months.

Recipe perfects pasta, vegetables

Growers develop a petite watermelon

Small portions
Avid barbecuers love to experiment with different types of charcoals and wood chips to flavor their foods. An easy way to impart appealing flavors is to toss fresh herbs into the fire in the final moments of cooking. The more resinous herbs work best, like rosemary, thyme, savory, sage or oregano. Using these herbs alone or in combination gives food a wonderful Mediterranean flavor

Recipe perfects pasta, vegetables
CONCORD, N.H. - Dutiful friends that we are, my wife and I have spent much of this summer trudging from one wedding to another as the single stragglers of our circle finally discover marital bliss.

Growers develop a petite watermelon
PHOENIX -- With its bulky size, the watermelon is usually reserved for big family meals and large picnics. But that could be changing, with two companies unveiling a downsized version aimed at people who might hesitate to buy the standard variety.

Small portions

Georgia Tech notebook
MACON, Ga. - Of Georgia Tech's three senior linebackers, Ather Brown is sure to draw the least attention.

Georgia Tech notebook

GreenJackets on deck
Rome Braves at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox).

Early Augusta lead falls against Rome
The difference between unqualified and marginal success on the mound can be traced to one bad pitch here, one mistake there for Luis Villareal.

Ex-GreenJacket Cooper struggles after promotion
Matt Cooper has yet to duplicate at high Class A Sarasota the success he had with the Augusta GreenJackets, but at least the former third-round pick is getting the shot he's long been waiting for.

After shopping for furniture, I need to sit down

Skins Game in Annika's future?

Perry fond of public courses - he owns one
MILWAUKEE -- Kenny Perry has a soft spot for public golf courses such as Brown Deer Park, site of this week's Greater Milwaukee Open.

Woods commits to new tournament

Caddiegate at the Women's Open
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- The father of a golf prodigy went to the Portland area to caddie for his kid, but a fight broke out and he turned over the job to someone else.

Lunke finding life of champ hectic

Woods might miss Match Play
LONDON -- Tiger Woods might miss the World Match Play championship because of a sponsorship commitment that conflicts with the Oct. 16-19 tournament.

Division II champs get new golf coach

African golfers again fail to show for qualifying
SANDWICH, England -- Ten golfers from Nigeria and four from Ghana failed to show for British Open qualifying this week, but organizers believe it is not a repeat of last year's visa scandal.

Perry fond of public courses - he owns one

Master's touch

Ballesteros pulls out of British Open again

Skins Game in Annika's future?
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- Annika Sorenstam is done playing on the PGA Tour, but Colonial might not be her last chance to play against the men.

Caddiegate at the Women's Open

Sorenstam growing into role as face of LPGA

Sorenstam growing into role as face of LPGA
TULSA, Okla. -- Annika Sorenstam is comfortable now as the face of women's professional golf, although that wasn't always the case.

Master's touch
Jack Nicklaus stood at the tee of the par-3 eighth hole and didn't like what he saw - wetlands left, a huge mound right and a green too elevated for his liking.

Woods commits to new tournament
BOSTON, Mass. -- Tiger Woods said Wednesday he will play this September in the Deutsche Bank Championship, a tournament whose charitable proceeds will benefit his foundation.

LPGA tournament to be shown on Internet

Division II champs get new golf coach
FLORENCE, S.C. -- Mark Gaynor has his work cut out for him as Francis Marion's new men's golf coach - following up on the program's first NCAA championship.

Watson gets another shot at Lietzke at the Senior Players

Ballesteros pulls out of British Open again
SANDWICH, England -- Three-time British Open champion Seve Ballesteros pulled out of next week's tournament at Royal St. George's - the second straight year he will miss the major.

Woods might miss Match Play

LPGA tournament to be shown on Internet
SEATTLE -- This weekend's Canadian Women's Open will be the first LPGA tournament to be shown live on the Internet.

Lunke finding life of champ hectic
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Hilary Lunke is finding life as the U.S. Women's Open champion a bit hectic.

Watson gets another shot at Lietzke at the Senior Players
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Tom Watson got off to a fast start at his last two major championships. Keeping up that pace was a problem.

Ex-GreenJacket Cooper struggles after promotion

Early Augusta lead falls against Rome

GreenJackets on deck

Brand pleased with first look at summer camp

Nutty idea for dessert is a crowd-pleaser
I always say you should have a hunk of cream cheese on hand for quick and easy appetizers, but this week and next, I'll share two delicious desserts that highlight this ingredient.

Nutty idea for dessert is a crowd-pleaser

Man arrested in connection with Broad Street shooting
An Augusta man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with a Broad Street shooting on Saturday.

Welcome center to relocate
The Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau will move its welcome center to the Augusta Museum of History by the end of the year.

GBI: Prosecutions unlikely in YDC probe
The extensive criminal investigation used to justify privatization of the Augusta Youth Development Campus is unlikely to lead to prosecutions.

Man arrested in connection with Broad Street shooting
An Augusta man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with a Broad Street shooting on Saturday.

Poor planning dampens plans for 4th
We have lived in Augusta for four years and love it. One of the greatest additions to Augusta is Augusta Golf & Gardens, where we are members. We had planned on celebrating the 4th of July with our friends there to enjoy the great celebration of fireworks. Joyce and Bob Schloesser, Augusta

Poor planning dampens plans for 4th

'God Squad' doesn't represent God
Recently, we celebrated the founding of our country, and I am proud to be an American. The phrase, "One nation under God," has only been in the salute for 50 years. Those who truly study history know that God and the truth are the foundation of our country. Ronald H. Gates, Augusta

Jobs pit plant would bring not worth it
The proposed "Modern Pit Facility" at Savannah River Site would help make weapons of mass destruction. It would make new plutonium pits - the main component of a nuclear weapon that serves as a trigger and allows it to explode. People who support the construction of this facility do so mainly because of the 400 new jobs in the pits it would bring. Jody Jones, North Augusta, S.C.

The wrong Rx
Does bad policy make for good politics? President George W. Bush is about to find out. His leadership, for better or worse, has pushed a prescription drug benefit plan through both houses of Congress - a benefit for the elderly that lawmakers have been debating and arguing about for more than five years.

Show love of country by flying flag
I lived in Augusta for almost eight years. On two or three occasions, I drove around the complex I lived in and, even on holidays, the most I ever saw people flying their flags was one large flag hung out two or three times. I have hung my flag out every day except when rain was forecasted. Hal Lasky, Augusta

Co-workers should work more, preach less
I am an employee of an Augusta hospital. I have a problem putting up with co-workers recruiting other co-workers to join the Christian faith while on duty. I clock in for 12 hours to do patient care and not to be preached to or hear the latest church sermon. Roy Smith, Grovetown, Ga.

Doesn't trust justice system
I am sitting here in shock, even after a few days have passed since the verdict was reached in the case of Boyceland Dairy vs. the City of Augusta. I am praying that I never have to depend on our justice system. Kathy Widner, Keysville, Ga.

'God Squad' doesn't represent God

The wrong Rx

A troubling thought
After watching the fanfare of reverence in memory of Sen. Strom Thurmond, you can't avoid the thought that a short time ago, U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., lost his job as Senate majority leader at the hands of his "fellow" Republicans for his jocular little praise for this "legend," as you called him. Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, S.C.

Affirmative action needed now more than ever to undo racists' damage
The death of former Georgia Gov. Lester Maddox reminds us all of the racial hatred and bigotry perpetuated by segregationists like him, former Alabama Gov. George Wallace and South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond. These men have done more to widen the racial divide than any men in our history. William Sanders, Augusta

A troubling thought

In the know

In the know

Health calendar

Packages with transmitters on the way

Clothes get top billing in 'Legally Blonde 2'

First contact

FDA to force food labels to reveal artery-clogging trans fat

Recovering lost, deleted digital photos is possible

Clothes get top billing in 'Legally Blonde 2'
NEW YORK -- Sure, Reese Witherspoon is the star of "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde," but a lot of the buzz surrounding the new movie is about its glitzy fashion show.

In the know
It's an image that occurs thousands of times a year. A man in love, a misty-eyed woman and a ring.

Blood test can provide early prognosis for MS patients
Scientists have developed a blood test that appears to be the first reliable way to predict whether patients with neurological problems such as tingling or blurred vision will soon develop the debilitating disease multiple sclerosis.

FDA to force food labels to reveal artery-clogging trans fat
WASHINGTON -- Trans fat hasn't gotten the attention its infamous cousin, saturated fat, earned through warnings and labels. That's about to change: After 10 years of debate, the government is requiring food labels to reveal exact levels of the artery clogger.

Recovering lost, deleted digital photos is possible
Several months ago, while I was teaching a digital photography workshop with noted photo-digital-computer expert, Joe Farace, three of the participants lost, or seemingly lost, their precious pictures.

Packages with transmitters on the way
WASHINGTON -- Razor blades and medicines packaged with pinpoint-sized computer chips and tiny antennae that eventually could send retailers and manufacturers a wealth of information about the products - and those who buy them - will start appearing in grocery stores and pharmacies this year.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

First contact
Children may wield hefty powers of persuasion when it comes to their parents, but when it comes to making the move from glasses to contacts, parents have to make some decisions.

In the know
The Augusta Chronicle is offering $100 to the photographer who manages to capture the essence of summer on film. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, we want the photographs to tell a story.

New school will be ready for pupils

Committee votes not to expand Bible program

Politics plays into plant site
Savannah River Site's massive infrastructure and extensive history of handling plutonium make it a front-runner among candidates for a new trigger factory for nuclear weapons, but that alone might not be enough to land the deal, politicians and industry experts said Tuesday.

Feeble case spares YDC
State prosecutors aren't pursuing indictments in the extensive criminal investigation used to justify privatizing the Augusta Youth Development Campus.

News you can use

Serviceman of the day

Kid of the day

News you can use

Defense argues photos in case
Defense attorneys for a couple charged with two murder-for-hire slayings continued Tuesday to hammer police detectives, suggesting the crime scene was contaminated and the victims' bodies were moved improperly.

Immigration bill would add to state power

Meth lab suspects sought
AIKEN - A Pelion, S.C., couple is believed to have operated a portable methamphetamine lab in an Aiken County motel room for a week with a small child in tow, authorities said Tuesday.

Meningitis outbreak tapers off

Man leads way to name center
WASHINGTON - Rep. Gresham Barrett, R-S.C., is leading an effort to name a new visitor center at the U.S. Capitol after former Sen. Strom Thurmond, who died nearly two weeks ago.

Feeble case spares YDC

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Pfc. John W. Baxley Jr. of Augusta.

Across the southeast

Serviceman of the day

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - A prosecutor plans to file charges against the parents of a teenager involved in a fatal crash.

News you can use
JULY 9, 1942 Rumors that the suspension of Augusta Police Chief C.J. Wilson was linked to another department scandal were denied yesterday.

Across Georgia

Man leads way to name center

Visitors center to move

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A new lottery program aims to cut down on litter from used lottery tickets.

Soaring humidity boosts heat index

Lack of evidence hampers case

Correction

Rants and Raves
WE WERE WONDERING what happened to Paul Davis and Kelly Kline? We miss you.

Deputy's shot hurts officer during arrest
A Richmond County sheriff's narcotics officer was wounded by a deputy's bullet Wednesday, while attempting to apprehend a suspect in a drug deal, police said.

Immigration bill would add to state power
It might be easier to deport law-breaking immigrants out of the country if a new act introduced Wednesday in Congress passes.

Hired killer takes stand

Correction
An article in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about Augusta Commission committee action should have said the committee met Monday.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Public works officials will ask the Charleston City Council to borrow $128 million to replace and repair crumbling sewers to avoid a potential environmental catastrophe.

Across South Carolina

States dread dirtied water

Georgia has fewer bad bridges

Across the area

Meth lab suspects sought

Walker stays in picture

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Army Spc. Sammy Jackson III of Augusta.

Across South Carolina

Committee votes not to expand Bible program
School board members will not immediately expand an off-campus Christian-education program in Richmond County, but they will allow a pilot program at John Milledge Elementary School to continue.

Deputy's shot hurts officer during arrest

Jury convicts man of murder
Burke County jurors took just an hour Tuesday afternoon to convict a man in the drug-related slaying of a Waynesboro man.

Rants and Raves
I HOPE I SEE THIS in the paper, but I doubt it because it steps on too many toes. But this is a rant for all the taxes that have been raised. I don't smoke or drink, but alcohol has killed so many more innocent people and children than tobacco has, and they have just raised the taxes as of July 1. Yet they can't raise the taxes on alcohol because there are too many big wheels that have to take their clients out for a drink.

Across the area

Walker stays in picture
ATLANTA - Former Georgia Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker appears to be laying the groundwork for a political comeback.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Monday he will seek the death penalty against a man suspected in the shooting death of a county police officer.

Visitors center to move
The Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau will move its welcome center to the first-floor rotunda of the Augusta Museum of History by the end of the year.

Across the area
A man who authorities say shot and killed a pawnshop employee in April was indicted by a Richmond County grand jury Tuesday.

Georgia's Head Start program could test Bush's plan
ATLANTA -- Georgia could be among the states chosen to test President Bush's plan to put Head Start under state control, a prospect welcomed by the governor but a cause for concern among some advocates of the early childhood program.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Gowans Trulock, 2, of Augusta.

New school will be ready for pupils
Rain has delayed paving and site work, but Columbia County school officials have been assured that the new Lewiston Elementary School will be ready when the first bell rings Aug. 6.

Man arrested in connection with Broad Street shooting

Man arrested in connection with Broad Street shooting

Politics plays into plant site

Extra waste is not issue at SRS facility

Extra waste is not issue at SRS facility
AIKEN - Savannah River Site won't be handicapped by old nuclear waste in its race to win a new project to make triggers for nuclear weapons.

News you can use
JULY 10, 1932 The slot-machine war flared anew yesterday as city detectives confiscated machines in five establishments and impounded them at police headquarters. Charged with operating a slot machine were Frank DeLoach, John Alberson, Gus Antonokas and T.R. Beckum.

Rants and Raves
I HOPE I SEE THIS in the paper, but I doubt it because it steps on too many toes. But this is a rant for all the taxes that have been raised. I don't smoke or drink, but alcohol has killed so many more innocent people and children than tobacco has, and they have just raised the taxes as of July 1. Yet they can't raise the taxes on alcohol because there are too many big wheels that have to take their clients out for a drink.

Across the southeast
MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. -A car that fled police for miles on Interstate 40 on Wednesday crashed and killed two officers who were placing a spike strip in hopes of bringing a peaceful end to the chase.

Across the area
U.S. District Judge Dudley Bowen heard the beginning of an appeal in the death sentence case of Mark McClain in federal district court Wednesday.

States dread dirtied water
AIKEN - It all boils down to nasty nuclear waste and cool, clean water.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Kassidy Laine Smith, 10 months, of North Augusta.

Missing hotel taxes misrepresent spending
As many as four Richmond County hotels that didn't pay their taxes in April have skewed that month's tax receipts, making it look as though spending during Masters Week declined when it really went up.

Rants and Raves
WE WERE WONDERING what happened to Paul Davis and Kelly Kline? We miss you.

Meningitis outbreak tapers off
Health officials say the local outbreak of viral meningitis has slowed to a trickle. And though August is typically the heaviest month, the worst may be over.

Georgia has fewer bad bridges
In the past 10 years, Georgia has reduced the number of deficient bridges it has as South Carolina's figure has increased, according to a new study.

Defense argues photos in case

Walker's libel suit could be transferred
A libel suit by Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. against U.S. Rep. Max Burns, R-Ga., might be transferred out of Augusta unless objections are presented, an official said.

Jury convicts man of murder

Soaring humidity boosts heat index
It's like the old cliche: It's not the heat, it's the humidity.

Georgia's Head Start program could test Bush's plan

Lack of evidence hampers case
Richmond County investigators are still looking into the death of an Augusta man whose body was found nearly two months ago between two public housing neighborhoods.

Hired killer takes stand
Hit man Richard Breedlove said Wednesday that he was never paid the promised $4,000 for fatally shooting two Augusta strangers in the face in 1995.

GBI: Prosecutions unlikely in YDC probe

After shopping for furniture, I need to sit down
When we bought living room furniture several years ago, it seemed fine in the showroom, but after we got it home, I found I couldn't live with it.

Box-office slump continues

At the Movies: 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for ... someone, but who? It's hard to tell from watching "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."

Box-office slump continues
LOS ANGELES -- This year's movie superheroes are getting licked by last year's.

Aiken Fire gets put out in regional soccer final
The Aiken Fire was extinguished in the end, but not before the local soccer team blazed another successful trail in the United States Youth Soccer Association Southeast Regional tournament last week.

Q&A with Kevin Harvick

Skinner returns to NASCAR's Truck Series

3 teams get fined $25,000
JOLIET, Ill. - Three NASCAR Winston Cup Series teams will arrive at Chicagoland Speedway for Sunday's Tropicana 400 a little lighter in the wallet and a little lower on the ladder in the point standings.

Racing facts - Tropicana 400

Ratings for Pepsi 400 up 15 percent
NEW YORK -- NBC's coverage of the Pepsi 400 earned a 6.0 national rating, a 15 percent jump from last year's broadcast on Fox.

Skinner returns to NASCAR's Truck Series
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Mike Skinner was hired Tuesday to drive the next two races in NASCAR's Truck Series.

3 teams get fined $25,000

Q&A with Kevin Harvick
He's won both NASCAR Winston Cup Series events at the Chicagoland Speedway, and it's been a year - the last Chicagoland race - since his last win. Kevin Harvick, the driver hired to replace Dale Earnhardt after his death in 2001 talks about this Sunday's race at Chicagoland and his continuing development at Richard Childress Racing.

Racing facts - Tropicana 400
Here are facts about this weekend's Tropicana 400 race.

Artist adds color to Winston Cup
JOLIET, Ill. - Richard Petty wanted his race cars painted blue. His sponsor, STP, wanted red. So in 1972, they compromised on red and blue.

Ratings for Pepsi 400 up 15 percent

Tropical Storm Claudette nears Jamaica
PORT ROYAL, Jamaica -- Fishermen dragged their skiffs to shore and braced for violent winds and battering waves Wednesday as Tropical Storm Claudette raged off Jamaica's south coast.

Sheriff says woman who accused Bryant is 19, from Colorado

Bryant was taken to a hospital following assault allegation
EAGLE, Colo. -- One of the investigators in the case involving Kobe Bryant said Wednesday the NBA star was taken to a hospital hours after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman at a mountain resort.

Jason Kidd's decision on free agency a week or less away

Bryant's image taking a hit

Jason Kidd's decision on free agency a week or less away
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With San Antonio's wooing of Jason Kidd complete, the New Jersey Nets will get one final shot at keeping the biggest prize on the NBA's free agent market.

James steals the spotlight in pro debut

After late start, Diaw makes it to NBA

James steals the spotlight in pro debut
ORLANDO, Fla. - With equal parts flash and fundamentals, LeBron James was a thrill to watch Tuesday night in his pro basketball debut.

Sheriff says woman who accused Bryant is 19, from Colorado
EAGLE, Colo. -- The sexual assault allegations against Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant were made by a 19-year-old Colorado woman.

Bryant's image taking a hit
With his captivating smile and wholesomely hip-hop persona that appeals to teens on the playground and millionaires in the front row, Kobe Bryant has established himself as one of the top marketable athletes of his era.

After late start, Diaw makes it to NBA
ATLANTA -- When Boris Diaw was growing up in France, his mother tried to steer him away from the idea of playing in the NBA.

Attorney: Dotson won't talk to police unless judge orders
FORT WORTH, Texas -- A former teammate of missing Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy will not talk to police again unless he is ordered to by a judge because of how Waco authorities are handling the case, his attorney said Wednesday.

NCAA plan would target teams for Final Four matchups
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA will consider a proposal that would allow the selection committee for the men's basketball tournament to set up the brackets to make for the best matchups in the Final Four.

Phillips ready to fine-tune Atlanta defense

Mr. Hammond Burkhalter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Mark Tolbert    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)
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Mr. Charles Milton Sr.    (NEW YORK, N.Y.)
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Mr. Benton Brinson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Veda Maddox    (GREENVILLE, S.C.)
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Miss Helen OSullivan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dorothy Amerson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Moses Huff Jr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Dorothy Amerson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betty Huff    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. George Sullivan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lucille Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Silas Read    (ATHENS, Ga.)
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Mr. Michael Harkins    (CRYSTAL BEACH, Fla.)
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Mrs. Walker OTyson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Sam Green    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
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Mr. Lonnie Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Gertrude Keeble    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Paul Feazell Jr.    (GREER, S.C.)
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Ms. Betty Still    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mildred Carroll    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Featured obituary: Mr. Hammond Burkhalter
Known by titles including historian, former mayor of North Augusta, flight instructor, city developer and church member, Hammond Burkhalter was a leader who definitely made a mark on his community, his friends said Tuesday.

Mrs. Johnnie Pressley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Miss Sara Butler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Betty Still    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Johnnie Curry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Dorothy Rushing    (STATESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Paul Feazell Jr.    (GREER, S.C.)
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Mr. Grover Jay    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lucille Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Diduch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Levi Smith (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Gilbert Pickens (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Essie Johnson (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Carroll (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Huff (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Dietterle (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie Pressley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Sara Butler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Huff Jr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Harkins (CRYSTAL BEACH, Fla.)

Mr. Johnnie Curry (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Lewis Cox (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Timothy Greenlaw Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Gladwin (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Paul Feazell Jr. (GREER, S.C.)

Mrs. Veda Maddox (GREENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Thorpe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Green (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Miss Helen OSullivan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benton Brinson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Tolbert (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mr. Hammond Burkhalter (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Carson (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Carroll (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Rushing (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Feazell Jr. (GREER, S.C.)

Mr. Silas Walker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Veda Maddox (GREENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. George Sullivan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie Pressley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Hammond Burkhalter (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis Cox (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. John Jones Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Hammond Burkhalter

Mrs. Walker OTyson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Betty Still (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Gertrude Keeble (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Betty Still (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Herbert Blevins (ELGIN, S.C.)

Mr. Robert McKellar (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Grover Jay (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Neal (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.)

Assistance programs will lessen impact of pharmacy closing
THERE IS A common misconception that the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics are state funded. They are not. We do receive state assistance for medical education and public service, but those monies do not begin to cover our costs. We cover the majority of our costs, as well as our care for the indigent, through the revenues we generate by billing patients or their insurance carriers.

Assistance programs will lessen impact of pharmacy closing
THERE IS A common misconception that the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics are state funded. They are not. We do receive state assistance for medical education and public service, but those monies do not begin to cover our costs. We cover the majority of our costs, as well as our care for the indigent, through the revenues we generate by billing patients or their insurance carriers.

Overtime

Water works

Armstrong's team wins Tour time trial

In the game spotlight

Armstrong ready to get serious in Tour de France

Overtime

U.S. boxing team gets first win in Thailand

Nike buying Converse for $305 million

Aiken Fire gets put out in regional soccer final

Greenberg, Clark know to expect hostile environments

Overtime
South Aiken High School has selected Kimbra Moore to be its girls basketball coach.

Get in the game - Swimming
The Aiken Augusta Swim League was founded in 1969 and is known around the Southeast as one of the region's premier year-round swim programs. Presently, there are 170 swimmers ages 6-18 who compete in the year-round program. The ASL is a non-profit organization sanctioned by USA Swimming, the national governing body of the sport.

Armstrong's team wins Tour time trial
SAINT-DIZIER, France -- Lance Armstrong's team won a time trial Wednesday, putting him in second place and in good position for another Tour de France title as he approaches the punishing Alps.

U.S. boxing team gets first win in Thailand
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Andre Berto of Winter Haven, Fla., won a welterweight bout Tuesday, giving the United States its first victory at the World Amateur Boxing Championships.

Water works
What would possess a 16-year-old high school junior on summer vacation to set the alarm clock for 6 a.m., hit the pool for 2 1/2 hours of rigorous training, head to work for lifeguard duty all day, then head back to the pool for another two-hour workout in the evening?

Armstrong ready to get serious in Tour de France
SAINT-DIZIER, France -- Now Lance Armstrong gets serious.

Greenberg, Clark know to expect hostile environments
INDIANAPOLIS -- First-year Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg is preparing for some chilly road trips to Boston and New York this winter.

Overtime
North Augusta's Darby Sligh has qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.

Area 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.

In the game spotlight
This week's in the game spotlight is on Drew Slaton, 12, of Martinez.

Nike buying Converse for $305 million
BOSTON -- Chuck Taylor basketball shoes are getting a Nike swoosh.

Brand pleased with first look at summer camp
INDIANAPOLIS -- NCAA president Myles Brand was pleasantly surprised when he arrived Tuesday at his first Nike All-America Camp.

Phillips ready to fine-tune Atlanta defense
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Wade Phillips isn't one to get excited, even in midseason, but the Atlanta Falcons' second-year defensive coordinator said he's eager to get his entire squad together.

ABC News' Peter Jennings becomes a U.S. citizen

'Without a Trace' a summer success story that challenges "ER"

TNN allowed to call itself 'Spike TV'
NEW YORK -- Spike Lee and Viacom Inc. have settled a lawsuit the filmmaker filed to keep the media giant from calling its TNN cable television network "Spike TV."

ABC News' Peter Jennings becomes a U.S. citizen
NEW YORK -- He's been reporting the news to Americans for nearly 40 years, and now Peter Jennings can say he's one of them.

PBS concert series Soundstage makes comeback

PBS concert series Soundstage makes comeback
CHICAGO -- Soundstage, the PBS series that put viewers in the front row of concerts by artists ranging from Bob Dylan to the Temptations, is back on television after being muscled out 18 years ago by the music video.

'The Osbournes' to return on MTV

'Without a Trace' a summer success story that challenges "ER"
NEW YORK -- The CBS Thursday night mystery "Without a Trace" has become a summertime success story in reruns and is proving a genuine threat to NBC's longtime champ, "ER."

TNN allowed to call itself 'Spike TV'

'The Osbournes' to return on MTV
LOS ANGELES -- Get ready for a third season of family dysfunction, messy pets and four-letter words.

Ashton Kutcher staying with 'That '70s Show'

Charges dismissed against South Carolina running back

Charges dismissed against South Carolina running back
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A criminal domestic violence charge against South Carolina running back Daccus Turman was dismissed Wednesday.

Three wins would elevate Vaughn
Augusta native Vaughn Taylor might not have to wait until 2004 to play on the PGA Tour full time . It could happen this season, thanks to the tour's "battlefield promotion" rule.

Odds and Ends

Museum preserves history of embalming Civil War dead

Woman accused of selling 2-year-old son to buy OxyContin

Camp counselors accused of organizing fights

Lawsuit: Middle school forced pregnancy, STD tests on eighth-graders

Odds and Ends

City trees grow twice as large as rural trees, study says