'Extraordinary Gentlemen' teams literary superheroes

World War II Jewish icon had life filled with secrets

'Extraordinary Gentlemen' teams literary superheroes
LOS ANGELES -- Mutants, freaks and angry hulks were on the loose more than a century before today's comic-book craze. Back then, they just wore classy Victorian garb instead of gaudy Spandex.

World War II Jewish icon had life filled with secrets
For a man forever tied to the Holocaust and the cause of world Jewry, Otto Frank - the father of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank - went through life carrying a sense of constant ambivalence.

All-Star game could have different look

All-Star game could have different look
CHICAGO -- Scott Rolen cringes. To him, the notion that players will now try harder in the All-Star game because "this time it counts" - as TV keeps bleating - is crazy.

Giambi set to defend his All-Star home run title
CHICAGO -- Jason Giambi will try to defend his title in the All-Star home run derby against Carlos Delgado and Albert Pujols in a competition that for now is missing some of baseball's top sluggers.

All-Star game rosters
Lineups for the 2003 MLB All-Star Game

Giambi set to defend his All-Star home run title

All-Star game rosters

It's not about what's on your head, but what's in it

State troopers to don disguises to nab speeders
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Alabama state troopers will wear construction outfits and swap places with mannequins this summer as state officials try to reduce the number of traffic accidents along a stretch of Interstate 20 known locally as Death Valley.

Calif. magistrate clears environmentalist who tried to save rats
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- A federal magistrate has cleared a bus driver who prosecutors said tried to thwart government efforts to rid the Channel Islands of black rats.

Message in bottle launched in 1984 comforts grieving parents
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Almost five years to the day that Roger Clay died in a motorcycle accident, his parents got one last message from him - a sun-scorched note he had stuffed in a bottle as a child and set adrift in 1984.

Odds and Ends
PITTSBURGH -- A judge has annulled a woman's two-month marriage after she said she didn't remember the ceremony.

Sausage-suited woman hit by baseball player getting his bat
MILWAUKEE -- The young woman inside the Italian sausage costume says she'll accept an apology from Pittsburgh first baseman Randall Simon, but all she really wants is the bat he swatted her with as she ran past the Pirates' dugout.

Braves pull out eighth straight
CHICAGO - The Atlanta Braves have their first eight-game winning streak in more than three seasons after Friday's 9-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Sheffield better, but might sit again
CHICAGO - Gary Sheffield hopes to return to the lineup Saturday afternoon after missing Friday's game with a sprained right thumb, but manager Bobby Cox isn't certain he'll be able to play.

Braves fall for first time in nine games
CHICAGO - Atlanta's Horacio Ramirez lost a step in his race against Florida's Dontrelle Willis for National League Rookie of the Year honors Saturday.

Braves' notebook
CHICAGO - Second baseman Marcus Giles remembers a nurse at Illinois Masonic Hospital asking him the date following his second-inning collision with Cubs pitcher Mark Prior on Friday afternoon.

Braves' notebook

Sheffield better, but might sit again

Braves pull out eighth straight

Braves fall for first time in nine games

Former executive is happy to dig ditches

Merger spurt spurs hopes for deal resurgence
NEW YORK -- By most measures, the merger market is still limp, possibly worsening.

Figuring who could lose overtime is no simple matter

Pocket change
The company, now on its third generation of family ownership, was started in 1919 as a real estate, insurance and mortgage company by George C. Blanchard and Francis Calhoun.

City works to become prime East Coast film location

On the move
SouthTrust Bank announced Robin Emmette has joined the residential construction lending department and has been appointed vice president. She will be responsible for the Augusta and Savannah markets. Ms. Emmette has 28 years if banking experience.

Wholesale prices up 0.5 percent in June

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

Business briefs
GENEVA - In a stinging rebuke, the World Trade Organization ruled Friday that heavy duties on steel imports imposed by the Bush administration violate global trade rules.

Biz bites
There's been much talk about whether people should save or spend their extra cash from the latest federal income-tax cut. Atlanta's Consumer Credit Counseling Service suggests:

University helps companies look to overseas markets
With the value of the dollar well down from last year, it is a good time for companies to start looking at foreign markets for additional revenues and profits.

Airlines trim amenities as companies tighten travel expenses
Life on the road isn't as cushy as it used to be for business travelers, with employers counting their pennies more closely and airlines scaling back service and amenities.

On the move

Stocks rise on bargain-hunting, upgrades of Intel, Home Depot

Water-park buyer cancels deal

University helps companies look to overseas markets

Merger spurt spurs hopes for deal resurgence

Pocket change

Water-park buyer cancels deal
The slides are freshly painted at Krystal River Water Park, but it's not likely they will be open this summer.

Business calendar

Wholesale prices up 0.5 percent in June
WASHINGTON -- Wholesale prices moved up in June, reflecting a surge in energy costs, after two months of decline. The combination of higher fuel bills and weak prices for many other products gave profit-squeezed businesses little to cheer about.

Payless loses some footing

Stocks rise on bargain-hunting, upgrades of Intel, Home Depot
NEW YORK -- Wall Street moved higher Friday as investors picked up shares following two days of declines. Brokerage upgrades of Intel and Home Depot added to the good mood.

Biz bites

Airlines trim amenities as companies tighten travel expenses

Former executive is happy to dig ditches
Just more than a year ago, Charles Shaw was living in England, earning $200,000 a year overseeing information systems for U.S. military hospitals in Europe.

Figuring who could lose overtime is no simple matter
NEW YORK -- Say you're a cook, or a nurse, or the assistant manager of a store. You've worked more than 40 hours this week, so you're entitled to overtime pay, right?

City works to become prime East Coast film location
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Savannah appears to have set its sights on becoming a top city for entertainment, at least in a behind-the-scenes sense.

Payless loses some footing
TOPEKA, Kan. - Despite its 5,000 stores across the country, Payless ShoeSource Inc. finds itself in the same difficult position as a multitude of mom-and-pop retailers - contending with the ever-increasing rivalry of Wal-Mart, Target and other mass merchandisers.

ACC wants football title game
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The expanding Atlantic Coast Conference has ready its request to reduce the minimum number of teams required for a league title game.

ACC wants football title game

The war for decency
Is the envelope ever going to push back?

DOE setback justified

The war for decency

Baker's big mouth
You know baseball's dog days of summer are here when the big stories are 1) a fan dressed as a sausage getting hit with a bat by a Pittsburgh Pirate, and 2) a black Major League manager making racially insensitive remarks.

DOE setback justified
An Idaho federal judge's order that all high-level radioactive nuclear waste be cleared from three federal nuclear weapons facilities, including the Savannah River Site, may turn out to be good news for our region if it survives an expected Department of Energy appeal.

Baker's big mouth

Wavering commission
There's strength in numbers. But, as proven recently by the Augusta Commission, that's not always a good thing.

Someone likes us
"I love the Americans because they always play with us, buy us gifts, sweets and bicycles. If they ever leave, I will be bored."

Johnny Depp says ahoy to a 'Pirates' life
LOS ANGELES -- Admit it. You always knew Johnny Depp was a pirate at heart.

Stocks rise on bargain-hunting

Haggler passes on bargaining skills

Haggler passes on bargaining skills
Steven Clayborn shocked a nurse and caused a scene at Doctors Hospital a few years ago when he refused to sign a standard consent form unless he could pencil in some changes.

Stocks rise on bargain-hunting
NEW YORK -- Wall Street moved higher Friday as investors picked up shares following two days of declines. Brokerage upgrades of Intel and Home Depot added to the good mood.

Wall Street has a strong leader - long-battered technology stocks
NEW YORK -- Although stock investors are waiting for more solid evidence that the economy is on an upswing, they're willing to place some big bets on Wall Street's riskiest sector: technology.

Wall Street has a strong leader - long-battered technology stocks

Huang's solid outing gives team a rare winning streak
In the late 1990s, the Boston Red Sox were one of the first clubs to blaze a scouting trail in Southeast Asia, but the club emerged with only a handful of prospects.

Owner needs to step up for fans
First, let us begin with a disclaimer. The Augusta GreenJackets are doing just fine at the gate. Through Friday, the local minor-league club ranked 10th in the 16-team South Atlantic League in attendance, averaging 2,102 fans a game after 44 home dates.

Around the horn
Top Mets prospect Scott Kazmir was lights out for the Capital City Bombers in a win over Asheville (N.C) on Monday, allowing one hit with six strikeouts in seven innings.

Shooting for three
Scott Brown and Mike Jackson have had nearly a month to think about what's on the line at this weekend's Goshen Golf Classic.

Women's Open champ misses cut
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - There will be no encore this weekend for U.S. Women's Open champion Hilary Lunke, who missed the cut Friday at the Canadian Women's Open.

Golf roundup
MILWAUKEE - Kenny Perry never expected to be in the lead after three rounds at the Greater Milwaukee Open, especially at only 8 under par.

Watson shoots 64 to take Senior Players lead
DEARBORN, Mich. -- The wind kicked up at the Senior Players Championship on Friday, and most of the scores reflected the harsh weather.

Watson shoots 64 to take Senior Players lead

Els extends lead to four strokes at Scottish Open

Jaguars golfer shares Georgia Amateur lead
KENNESAW, Ga. - Augusta State's Thomas Hagler of Ringgold has a share of the lead after 54 holes of the Georgia Amateur Championship.

Golf roundup

Brown trails by 1 at Goshen; Jackson fades
Scott Brown is right where he wants to be for today's final round of the Goshen Golf Classic - in the final group of the day, playing with the leader. Mike Jackson wishes he could say the same in the senior division.

British Open trivia

A major-less mantel for Tiger

Shooting for three

A major-less mantel for Tiger
SANDWICH, England -- Slump? Tiger Woods - and those trying to knock him off - snickered at the notion all along.

Els extends lead to four strokes at Scottish Open
LUSS, Scotland -- Ernie Els shot a 4-under-par 67 Friday and extended his lead to four strokes after two rounds of the Scottish Open.

British Open trivia
How well do you know the British Open? Try this quiz:

Brown trails by 1 at Goshen; Jackson fades

Women's Open champ misses cut

Around the horn

Huang's solid outing gives team a rare winning streak

Owner needs to step up for fans

Tourney draws potential pros

7-footer stops Select

It's not about what's on your head, but what's in it
I swing up out of the swimming pool and my father says, "You're looking more like Sean Connery these days."

Police investigate man's death
Police are investigating the death of a man found with apparent head injuries inside a car on Mercier Street on Sunday morning.

Body found in North Augusta apartment building
A man was found dead at a North Augusta apartment complex Saturday, authorities said.

Put racist symbols to rest
Here in the deep South whites have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future when that future consists of dismantling the final, overt symbols of yesterday's racist mistakes. Robert "Tunk" Martin, Edgefield, S.C.

President Bush deserves punishment for WMD deception
The July 3 editorial, "Pay dirt," stating that the president should not be criticized for not finding Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, is a cover-up. It is a cover-up for what probably is one of the most horrendous acts of deceit by any president in the history of our country, (i.e. sending in troops for political purposes without proof that the United States was in harm's way). Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Thanks those responsible for RiverBlast
An enthusiastic thanks to TV station WAGT-Channel 26 and its partners for sponsoring RiverBlast in downtown Augusta on the Fourth of July. The holiday event clearly required a great deal of planning and sacrifice, but the end result was a day full of activities and fun that appealed to a cross-section of the city. Barbara Coleman, Augusta

Thanks those responsible for RiverBlast

Put racist symbols to rest

Affirmative action needed to level playing field
As a minority, I have mixed reactions to the recent ruling concerning affirmative action at the University of Michigan. In part I believe the decision was the correct one, but I am more concerned about leveling the playing field elsewhere and not just in higher education. Jerome Rico Knox, Augusta

President Bush deserves punishment for WMD deception

Encourage brightest youths to procreate
It's been said we're here today and gone tomorrow, and all we leave behind is our posterity. Some people worry about having a male child to carry on their name. I think having male or female children to carry on their genes is more important. Even wild animals fight each other, sometimes to the death, for the right to mate and produce offspring. James Cline, North Augusta, S.C.

Spirited couple remembered
On June 18 my 8-year-old daughter asked, "Who is going to take care of Chub Chub's children at her school next year?" You see Chub Chub is Leslie Johnson who, along with my father, Ed Johnson, was tragically killed in an airplane crash on June 16. Tiffany Johnson Coleman, Graniteville, S.C.

Affirmative action needed to level playing field

Ring on right hand may mean nothing

Road to discovery

Decor with taste

Oregon town braces for flood of 'Clarkies'

In the know

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.

Decor with taste
From the driveway, John and Elaine Marks' ranch-style home doesn't look very large, but as the Marks can attest, looks can be deceiving.

Oregon town braces for flood of 'Clarkies'
ASTORIA, Ore. - Lewis and Clark slept here. Well, almost.

Ring on right hand may mean nothing
Dear Carson: If a woman wears an engagement ring on her right third finger, what does that normally signify? I have always had the impression that she was indicating she is no longer attached and was interested in finding new companionship. Is it customary for a woman to wear a wedding band on her left and the engagement ring on her right hand after marriage? - Curious and Puzzled

Road to discovery
Glenn Boswell's first car, a Ford Model A, didn't inspire him to treasure the now-classic vehicle.

Home front
A swimming pool can be more than a big blue hole. Catriona Tudor Erler's new book, Poolscaping, helps readers turn it into a retreat

Spokeswoman's 'butt' creates controversy
Airport spokeswoman Kathryn Solee has gotten her britches in a bunch about her right to use the word "butt" in airport documents.

Spokeswoman's 'butt' creates controversy

News you can use

Marsh walk nears start
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Construction is set to begin on a marsh walk that will give people a rare glimpse into one of the most fertile and diverse ecosystems in the world.

Across South Carolina
EASLEY -A 78-year-old woman died when her car backed over her, troopers say.

Family of child who killed himself at YDC still searching for answers

University of Georgia lowers transfer number
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia must dramatically limit admissions of transfer students for the fall semester to compensate for admitting 10 percent more freshmen than expected this year.<

Farmers fight war on weevil
COUCHTON - There has been a Brown farming in Aiken County since before the Civil War, tilling the sandy soil for the fluffy white gold that made the South the place where King Cotton reigned supreme.

Group gives dogs their day

Future of tattoo ban in doubt
In a typical week, more than half the customers at LeDan Peace's Augusta tattoo parlor come from South Carolina, where a longstanding ban on tattooing has created a cottage industry for border towns.

Convicted killer loses appeal over mental state
ATLANTA - Ernest Morrison isn't retarded, and the trial he got to try to prove he was gave him a fair chance, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the day
Emma Marie Mann of Grovetown is today's kid of the day.

City looks for ways to control vandals
SPRINGFIELD, Ga. - Springfield city officials are considering a curfew and other measures to control what they call young hoodlums, who reportedly are running amok in a neighborhood.

Serviceman of the day
Sgt. Yolanda R. Hill of Edgefield, S.C., is today's serviceman of the day.

Judge jails ex-loan officer for embezzlement
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A former loan officer has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for embezzling $16,750 from customer accounts at the Camden County bank where she worked.

Deaf 17-year-old wins scholarship for speech
Those who saw DeCarlos Manor give his speech were struck by the teen's raw emotion. You couldn't hear it. The Hephzibah teenager is deaf and speaks by using sign language.

Parking services fixing dilemma
ATHENS, Ga. - A snag in the University of Georgia's parking assignment process wrongly denied hundreds of professional-school students a parking lot assignment for the fall semester.

Doctor studies clues to disease
He has been dean of the School of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia for more than a year, but something still ties David Mark Stern to a laboratory in New York City.

News you can use
Salary increases totaling more than $200,000 per year were voted to employees of the Richmond County Board of Education last night.

News you can use
JULY 13, 1989 Cancer-causing chemicals have been found in Richmond County's drinking wells, but a state official said no action will be taken because the levels are within legal standards.

School officials look into equipment move
Columbia County school officials are investigating how some Evans High School weight-lifting equipment ended up at Aquinas High School.

Police investigate man's death

Across the area
Richard Chad Muns remains in jail after a bond hearing Friday on a rape charge.

Finance inquiry angers Adams

Senate OKs funding for fort
The U.S. Senate approved legislation Friday that includes a new training center for Fort Gordon, a move that officials say strengthens the post against closure.

North Augusta man found dead

Man gets 20-year sentence in girlfriend's strangling
A Hephzibah man charged with choking his girlfriend to death in October was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.

Across the area

Police looking for 2 men suspected of check fraud
Police are asking Augusta businesses to be on the lookout for two men who they say have used several counterfeit personal checks during the past month.

Clues may lead to missing pilot

Harlem attraction draws fans from home, abroad
One year after her city opened a museum in honor of its native son - comedian Oliver Hardy - Kathy Ham still gets phone calls from all over the country and the world.

Correction
An article in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have included a photo of Georgia school Superintendent Kathy Cox (shown).

Reserves wanting to leave Mideast
First, they heard it would be May. Then they heard June. Then they thought they had a departure date of July 20.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A former special education teacher has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of fondling one of his female students.

Killer's ad asks for new friends
COLUMBIA - Convicted child killer Susan Smith has placed an online personal ad from behind bars that seeks pen pals and is getting hundreds of responses, according to the company that posted it.

Kid of the day
Bailey Curry of Martinez is today's kid of the day.

City ready for marsh walk
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Construction is set to begin on a marsh walk that will give people a rare glimpse into one of the most fertile and diverse ecosystems in the world.

Family of child who killed himself at YDC still searching for answers
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Winston and Hattye Shavers sat in their parlor on a hot, sticky day, reading aloud the letters they got from their grandson before he killed himself in a juvenile detention center.

Scholarships help more area students
It's been in the back of her mind ever since Alison Ivey was a high school freshman.

North Augusta man found dead
A man was charged after authorities found another man dead at a North Augusta apartment complex Saturday.

Rants and Raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Brides and grooms in Georgia no longer are required by law to give blood before getting married.

Man arrested after standoff
BELVEDERE - A man who claims he is exempt from U.S. laws because he is of Moorish descent held authorities at bay outside his home Friday for more than seven hours.

Group gives dogs their day
John Schedel Jr. and his wife, Jean-Margot, for years have enjoyed the companionship that greyhounds can provide.

Jury finds two guilty in 8-year-old murder
Two people accused of taking part in a double homicide nearly eight years ago were convicted of malice murder late Friday night.

States' exempt periods coexist
Parents planning for a back-to-school buying binge in Georgia and South Carolina need to wait only until the end of this month, when tax-free weekends in both states will allow them to cash in on deep discounts.

Rants and Raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Serviceman of the day
Master Sgt. Thomas R. Thigpen Sr. of Augusta is today's serviceman of the day.

Convicted killer loses appeal over mental state

Clues may lead to missing pilot
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - On what would be Scott Speicher's 46th birthday Saturday, U.S. intelligence officials examined a 6-month-old Iraqi document that names the Jacksonville Navy pilot who disappeared over Iraq 12 years ago.

Body found in North Augusta apartment building

Crash kills 1, injures 11

Serviceman of the day

Kid of the day

Future of tattoo ban in doubt

Across South Carolina

Jury finds two guilty in 8-year-old murder

Serviceman of the day

Deaf 17-year-old wins scholarship for speech

States' exempt periods coexist

Man arrested after standoff

Farmers fight war on weevil

School officials look into equipment move

Franklin votes to display Ten Commandments

Correction

Correction

City ready for marsh walk

Doctor studies clues to disease

Pupils wrap up summer school term

Franklin votes to display Ten Commandments
The Franklin County Commission has become the latest east Georgia government to become part of a national campaign to publicly display a version of the Ten Commandments.

City looks for ways to control vandals

Pupils wrap up summer school term
Rising freshman John Harris was an unlikely candidate for success at summer school after skipping many of his classes last year.

Harlem attraction draws fans from home, abroad

Finance inquiry angers Adams
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia President Michael Adams calls the probe into his use of private UGA Foundation funds "an attack on my personal integrity."

Reserves wanting to leave Mideast

Crash kills 1, injures 11
AIKEN - One person was killed and 11 were taken to area hospitals after a two-vehicle collision Saturday outside the Aiken city limits at the intersection of South Carolina Highway 19 and Powderhouse Road.

Killer's ad asks for new friends

Across Georgia
MARIETTA - A Cobb County judge ruled Friday that prosecutors may tell jurors that the boyfriend of a woman accused of poisoning her husband with antifreeze died the same way.

Kid of the day

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across the area

Sea Island may hold G-8 world summit
ATLANTA - Georgia's Sea Island is among a small group of U.S. sites under consideration by President Bush to be host of the G-8 world summit next year, state government sources said Friday.

News you can use

Correction
A photo caption in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said Mike Wolf, who was presenting a slide show for a summer camp at Fort Discovery, is an astrophysicist who works with NASA.

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have caught a man sought in a fatal shooting last April at Dogwood Terrace.

NASCAR notebook
JOLIET, Ill. - Although Matt Kenseth has finished on the lead lap in 16 of 17 races this season, Bobby Labonte has an equally impressive record of 10 top-five finishes.

Stewart's fine line gets pole
JOLIET, Ill. - Tony Stewart set the standard Friday by the way he approached the first and second turns at Chicagoland Speedway.

NASCAR makes technical change to hood tether

Mears' picture finding focus
JOLIET, Ill. - Casey Mears walked through the Chicagoland Speedway garage area Friday and Saturday, taking pictures of people taking pictures of him.

NASCAR makes technical change to hood tether
JOLIET, Ill. -- Kevin Harvick will try Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway to become the first driver in the Winston Cup era to win the first three races at a new track.

Mears' picture finding focus

NASCAR notebook

Stewart's fine line gets pole

Test that gouged hole in wing replica helps 'connect the dots'

Liberian war veterans complain of attacks as hostility mounts against Taylor

Liberian war veterans complain of attacks as hostility mounts against Taylor
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Hundreds of former soldiers protested outside U.S. and European missions Friday, complaining of mounting attacks on followers of President Charles Taylor and saying they fear violence if he leaves power.

Lisa Leslie injured in West win

Lisa Leslie injured in West win
NEW YORK -- When Lisa Leslie fell to the floor during the WNBA All-Star game, a hush fell over Madison Square Garden.

Falcons nose tackle again considering retirement

Falcons sold out for the season

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Armstrong where he wants to be as mountains loom

Hair-pulling captivates nation

Overtime

Not Lance, not yet

Mayorga offers no apologies

Mayorga decisions Forrest in rematch

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Armstrong maintains second place overall

Armstrong maintains second place overall
LYON, France -- Lance Armstrong finished 39th in the sixth stage of the Tour de France on Friday, retaining second place overall behind U.S. Postal Service teammate Victor Hugo Pena.

Mayorga decisions Forrest in rematch
LAS VEGAS -- Ricardo Mayorga, relentlessly throwing punches from every angle, took a majority decision over Vernon Forrest on Saturday night to retain his WBC and WBA welterweight titles.

Overtime
Casey Mears won his first Busch Series pole Friday, taking the top spot for the Tropicana Twister 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Mayorga offers no apologies
LAS VEGAS - Ricardo Mayorga stuffs chicken in his mouth as he steps on the scales at weigh-ins. He's been known to light a cigarette in the ring.

Hair-pulling captivates nation
TOKYO - The Japanese are pulling their hair out over a little hair-pulling.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Armstrong where he wants to be as mountains loom
LYON, France -- Monsters for some, manna for others, the mountains of the Tour de France offer Lance Armstrong a chance to power away from rivals as he goes for a fifth straight title.

Overtime
This week's 2003 Augusta Southern Nationals on the Savannah River will kick off out of the water.

Not Lance, not yet
MORZINE, France - Legs whirring, shirt open, a silver chain bouncing against his chest, Lance Armstrong powered up the Tour de France's first big climb, fans' cheers ringing in his ears.

Outdoors calendar
b>Thursday: Georgia's Wildlife Resources Division will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. to discuss planned changes in rules governing the use of dogs for deer hunting. The meeting will be at Statesboro High School gym, Statesboro, Ga. Call (770) 918-6400 for more details. Written comments can be mailed to Georgia DNR, Game Management Section, 2070 U.S. Highway 78 SE, Social Circle, GA 30025.

Outdoors calendar

Father, son turn lure-making into full-time family business
Roy Altman can safely say he's the only semiprofessional angler with a doctorate in toxicology who manufactures fishing lures in Augusta.

7-footer stops Select
With the score tied and 2.2 seconds left in regulation Saturday, Peach Jam Select coach Zach Norris drew up two plays.

Tourney draws potential pros
Who will be the next future NBA star to grace the courts of the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta?

Falcons nose tackle again considering retirement
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons learned Friday that nose tackle Ellis Johnson returned to his home in Indianapolis to be with his family, and coach Dan Reeves seems willing to give him some time to consider his future.

Falcons sold out for the season
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons sold out for the season Saturday, selling their remaining single-game tickets in only 26 minutes.

Book examines Mormon extremists
SALT LAKE CITY - Best-selling author Jon Krakauer has built a reputation on gripping portrayals of those who push their physical limits. Now the writer has set his sights on spiritual extremes, and his upcoming book is already creating headaches for the image-conscious Mormon church.

Orthodox academy's future hinges on Turkey and Europe
ATHENS, Greece - At a site of Orthodox Christian study for more than 1,000 years, desks are kept dusted and ancient manuscripts carefully preserved. There is everything except students.

Defenders fight fraud charge over reputed Jesus artifact
The Israel Antiquities Authority has greatly amplified the cries of fraud leveled against a purported first-century inscription that names Jesus.

Faith digest
The True Believers from McComb, Miss., and the Gospel Four from Memphis, Tenn., will join other performers in a salute to James "Big Red" Anderson, 78, the last original member singing with the Swanee Quintet, at 6 p.m. July 19 at the C.V. Bing Elementary School, U.S. Highway 278 in Allendale, S.C.

Church defends lesbian minister
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The sermon at Glendale Baptist Church one recent Sunday recalled how Jesus mingled with tax collectors and prostitutes, refusing to snub people for the unpopular things they did.

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

Father, son turn lure-making into full-time family business

Test that gouged hole in wing replica helps 'connect the dots'
WASHINGTON -- Columbia accident investigators said Friday the foam test that gouged a large hole in a replica of a space shuttle's wing has allowed them to "connect the dots even further" and solve some lingering puzzles about the disaster.

Johnny Depp says ahoy to a 'Pirates' life

The final year: Dooley tries to remain calm in eye of storm

The final year: Dooley tries to remain calm in eye of storm
ATHENS, Ga. - Vince Dooley grabs a tiny booklet off his desk, a handy testament to just how much things have changed in the past four decades.

Odds and Ends

State troopers to don disguises to nab speeders

Sausage-suited woman hit by baseball player getting his bat

Book examines Mormon extremists

Faith calendar

Defenders fight fraud charge over reputed Jesus artifact

Orthodox academy's future hinges on Turkey and Europe

Faith digest

Church defends lesbian minister