Exhibit highlights Ansel Adams' artistry
NEW YORK -- The subject of the four photographs is the same - the peak of Mount Robson in the Canadian Rockies, taken by a young Ansel Adams during a trip with the Sierra Club in 1928.

Art review: Dance Theatre of Harlem unleashes a visual feast
NEW YORK -- It's not often that the mere rising of a curtain evokes whoops of pleasure. But that's what happened this weekend when the audience got that first amazing burst of color from "St. Louis Woman: A Blues Ballet," an exhilarating new piece from the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Art review: Dance Theatre of Harlem unleashes a visual feast

Exhibit highlights Ansel Adams' artistry

Man creates spacemen and superheroes

Man creates spacemen and superheroes
LENEXA, Kan. -- By day, Jai Nitz works in an office. By night, he inhabits a world of spacemen and superheroes, mad scientists and talking monkeys.

Bret Boone not happy with Selig

Clemens replaces confused Zito on All-Star roster
CHICAGO -- Roger Clemens replaced Barry Zito on the American League All-Star roster Monday, with the commissioner's office saying the Oakland left-hander was unable to pitch.

Wide-eyed Willis taking everything in
CHICAGO -- Dontrelle Willis looked like any other awestruck fan at the All-Star game, wide-eyed as he gushed about all the famous players he'd met.

Clemens replaces confused Zito on All-Star roster

Wide-eyed Willis taking everything in

Former teammates Loaiza, Schmidt All-Star starters
CHICAGO -- Chatting in the outfield a month ago during batting practice, former Pittsburgh teammates Esteban Loaiza and Jason Schmidt joked about facing each other in the All-Star game.

Anderson wins Home Run Derby

Sign of the times: Signals, strategy might make All-Star comeback
CHICAGO -- Until now, Alex Rodriguez never had a reason to look down at the third-base coach in an All-Star game.

Anderson wins Home Run Derby
CHICAGO -- Garret Anderson was a winner at the All-Star Home Run Derby, just like he was at the World Series.

Phenoms, flops, fast starts highlight first half

Former teammates Loaiza, Schmidt All-Star starters

Sign of the times: Signals, strategy might make All-Star comeback

Bret Boone not happy with Selig
CHICAGO -- Add Bret Boone to the list of commissioner Bud Selig's critics.

Long-suffering franchise gets its due
CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox haven't won a World Series since 1917, haven't been to one since 1959 and are 0-for-3 in their only playoff appearances since then.

Long-suffering franchise gets its due

Phenoms, flops, fast starts highlight first half
CHICAGO -- Dontrelle Willis was in a hurry.

Everyone's a critic when you're a comedian

Judge drops charges against man who said tea drove him insane
PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Criminal charges were dropped against a man whose defense lawyer claimed that drinking jasmine tea made him temporarily insane before he smashed his way into a neighbor's house and chased the woman with a dagger.

Sisters banned from Filene's Basement stores
BOSTON -- A note to serious shoppers: think twice about returning those pants that don't quite fit, or that scarf that doesn't match your purse after all.

Odds and Ends
BIG PINE KEY, Fla. -- Nearly 400 people took a dive to listen to a local radio station's live underwater music broadcast in the Florida Keys.

Cleaning staff finds source of odor complaints - a body
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After a motel guest complained for three days about a foul odor in his room, the cleaning crew found a man's body hidden under the bed, police said.

Braves in lead again, but will it turn into a title in 2003?

Braves in lead again, but will it turn into a title in 2003?
ATLANTA - They have won by a little, and they have won by a lot. They have had batting champions, MVPs, and Cy Young winners. When it comes to winning a pennant race, the Braves are the acknowledged experts.

Braves top Cubs

Braves top Cubs
CHICAGO -- Vinny Castilla capped a remarkable series against the Chicago Cubs, getting three hits and driving in two runs to pace the Atlanta Braves to a 7-2 victory Sunday night.

Giles won't play in All-Star Game

With Braves so far ahead, Phillies should think wild card

Giles won't play in All-Star Game
CHICAGO - Concern over Marcus Giles' mild concussion prompted team doctor Joe Chandler to recommend the second baseman withdraw from Tuesday night's All-Star Game. Giles, who was voted a starter by fans, will attend the game, but will not play.

With Braves so far ahead, Phillies should think wild card
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies figured they'd be in playoff contention at the All-Star break. They'll have to settle for the NL wild-card race.

Off the desktop, and on the go
NEW YORK -- The latest cell phones can show you the nearest bathrooms in San Francisco or which subway to take in London. They can also help with your diet by tracking calorie intake.

Export of core tech jobs could imperil the American programmer

Boise Cascade agrees to buy OfficeMax
CLEVELAND -- Boise Cascade Corp., a wood and paper products maker, has agreed to acquire OfficeMax Inc. for nearly $1.2 billion in a deal that would more than double the size of its office products distribution business.

Batteries Plus shop fills shopping center
Above, owner Norm McGohon (from left) and employees Jeffrey Troy and Gary Curtis display some of the power supplies carried at the Batteries Plus store. At top, the franchise fills the last space in Walton's Corner shopping center.

Gusty Britain boosting wind power to fight global warming

Business briefs
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will present a seminar on the benefits of joining the organization at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Evans Government Center Auditorium.

Gusty Britain boosting wind power to fight global warming
DOUGLAS, Scotland -- When the breeze blows the wrong way over the grassy hilltops above this quiet Scottish village, coal dust from the mines below can darken the air that powers rows of slim white wind turbines.

Batteries Plus shop fills shopping center

Reader's Digest struggles through a difficult turnaround

Reader's Digest struggles through a difficult turnaround
NEW YORK -- This time last year, Reader's Digest Association Inc. was showing signs of life after years of struggle. It had just closed a major acquisition, new business segments were growing and a new editor was stirring things up at the 81-year-old magazine.

Off the desktop, and on the go

Boise Cascade agrees to buy OfficeMax

Export of core tech jobs could imperil the American programmer
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Peter Kerrigan encouraged friends to move to Silicon Valley throughout the 1980s and '90s, wooing them with tales of lucrative jobs in a burgeoning industry.

Business briefs

Yahoo buying pay-for-search pioneer Overture

Yahoo buying pay-for-search pioneer Overture
SAN FRANCISCO -- Internet portal Yahoo! Inc. is buying Overture Services Inc., which pioneered a pay-for-placement search engine, in a $1.6 billion deal announced Monday.

Price files $20 million lawsuit against university

Price files $20 million lawsuit against university
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Former Alabama football coach Mike Price on Monday filed a $20 million lawsuit against the university, claiming he was wrongfully fired after allegations arose about his conduct at a golf outing in Florida.

There's no going back
The last shots of a tyrannical regime have yet to be fired. But the first shots of democracy have sprouted in Iraq this week.

History neglected

History neglected
It was just pop music when Sam Cooke penned the line "Don't know much about history" in the 1960s. But, as art sometimes imitates life, life is now imitating art.

Big change? Fat chance
Americans' waistlines aren't the only things expanding. As a result of swarming predatory lawsuits, the Food and Drug Administration is requiring that a new line disclosing the amount of trans fat in products be added to nutrition labels.

Pass Kuhlke plan
City Commissioner Bill Kuhlke's very welcome resolution to abolish the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority, which he plans to introduce Tuesday, will show, once and for all, who on the commission is serious about straightening out the civic center catastrophe.

Just enforce the law
Our nation has immigration laws, but you'd hardly know it given the virtual invasion of illegal aliens into our country - tens of thousands every year.

Five Questions With Joe Nichols
LAS VEGAS -- Joe Nichols was lying on the floor of a Nashville home, installing a television cable, when the customer tapped him on the shoulder and asked, "Aren't you Joe Nichols?"

Emmys nominations can boost TV - or bore viewers
LOS ANGELES -- Last year, Emmy organizers parlayed an unexpected HBO offer into a big raise from the four broadcast networks that share the awards broadcast.

Investors expectations aren't yet meeting reality
NEW YORK -- Wall Street thinks the economy is on its way up, while most economic data isn't yet signaling the same. If they don't get in sync soon, the current stock rally could fizzle.

Tax surcharge on wealthy a growing problem for middle class
WASHINGTON -- An obscure tax intended to prevent wealthy individuals from dodging their income taxes will hit one-third of taxpayers by the end of the decade, private researchers report.

Tax surcharge on wealthy a growing problem for middle class

Boomers teach kids about investing

Stocks advance on strong bank earnings
NEW YORK -- Better-than-expected profits from Citigroup and Bank of America lifted Wall Street Monday as investors grew more optimistic about a strong economic rebound. A late-day sell-off, however, limited the gains.

Investors pour money into real estate funds
NEW YORK -- Investors seeking alternatives to low-paying money market funds and bonds have been pouring money into real estate funds, which offer a fatter payout. While advisers say the investments offer long-term promise, they caution that real estate shares aren't without substantial risks and might be overpriced.

Government releases new rollover, crash ratings
WASHINGTON -- Just 17 of 52 sedans, compact cars and other vehicles tested received the government's highest rating for their ability to avoid rollovers, according to results released Monday.

Stocks advance on strong bank earnings

Government releases new rollover, crash ratings

Can I still get a timeshare for the summer?
Q. Now that summer is here, can I still get a timeshare?

Investors expectations aren't yet meeting reality

Investors pour money into real estate funds

Can I still get a timeshare for the summer?

Boomers teach kids about investing
CHICAGO -- I got a lesson in stock market investing the other day from an unexpected source: my 12-year-old son.

House close to passing measure that would block new meat labels
WASHINGTON -- In the belief Americans would "buy American" if given a choice, ranchers and farmers persuaded Congress last year to require country-of-origin labels on meats, fish, fruits and vegetables.

House close to passing measure that would block new meat labels

Relaxed atmosphere at British Open

Relaxed atmosphere at British Open
SANDWICH, England -- Brad Faxon finished a British Open practice round Monday playing in a fivesome. Try getting away with that at the Masters.

Woods 'blinded' by first glimpse of Royal St. George's

Els wins by five after a 69

Woosnam's chip lands him in British Open
SANDWICH, England -- Former Masters champion Ian Woosnam qualified for the British Open, recovering from a bogey-bogey finish Monday by chipping in from 70 feet for a birdie in a playoff.

Woods 'blinded' by first glimpse of Royal St. George's
SANDWICH, England -- Tiger Woods played Royal St. George's for the first time Sunday and said he might need a few more rounds to get a feel for this British Open.

A brown, brittle British Open

Ogilvie wins The Reese's Cup Classic

Brown achieves Region triple

Els wins by five after a 69
LUSS, Scotland -- Ernie Els won the Scottish Open by five strokes after shooting a 2-under 69 Sunday.

Stadler cruises to win at Senior Players Championship

Perry captures Greater Milwaukee Open for third win in four starts
MILWAUKEE -- Kenny Perry isn't about to analyze the hottest streak of his career.

Major-less Mickelson tries to break through - again
SANDWICH, England -- Phil Mickelson was chatting outside the clubhouse at Royal St. George's, speculating on who has the best chance to win the British Open.

Stadler cruises to win at Senior Players Championship
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Craig Stadler wasted little time in earning his first victory on the Champions Tour, shooting a 6-under 66 on Sunday to win the Senior Players Championship.

A brown, brittle British Open
SANDWICH, England -- At any other major championship, a golf course that looked crusty, brown and neglected would be considered an eyesore.

Ogilvie wins The Reese's Cup Classic
HERSHEY, Pa. -- Joe Ogilvie shot a final-round 1-under 71 Sunday to win The Reese's Cup Classic by three strokes and become the first double-winner on the Nationwide Tour this season.

Woosnam's chip lands him in British Open

Noll wins Georgia Amateur by one shot over Hagler
KENNESAW, Ga. -- David Noll made his return to amateur golf a successful one, holding off Thomas Hagler by one shot Sunday to win the 82nd Georgia Amateur Championship at Pinetree Country Club.

Major-less Mickelson tries to break through - again

Perry captures Greater Milwaukee Open for third win in four starts

Noll wins Georgia Amateur by one shot over Hagler

Brown achieves Region triple
The way Scott Brown was making birdies Sunday, it wasn't a question of if he'd take a record-tying third consecutive Regions Cup victory, but by how many shots.

North Augusta senior joins deep Ravens squad

Cremins tells role of college to youths

Toney puts on show at Peach Jam

Everyone's a critic when you're a comedian
You put a joke at the end of a column on a regular basis and people take you for a comedian.

Court can't prevent disastrous acts of God

'Do not call' registry not the answer

Disturbed by editorial on threat to HOPE by soaring costs
Your July 5 editorial, "Keep HOPE alive," on the HOPE scholarship program was disturbing. If lottery funds are being generated for education, what is the problem? Has the time come when the funds are no longer all going for education? If so, where are they going? Roxanna Mills, Augusta

Court can't prevent disastrous acts of God
The Supreme Court hath spoken, and the sodomites are happy, but will their happiness remain? Can the Supreme Court control the weather? Can it hold back the floods? Can it declare pestilence and famine not allowed in the United States? Tim Fellows, Augusta

Supports bill for vet benefits
On June 12 U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall, D-Ga., introduced a discharge petition providing for floor consideration for H.R. 303, a bill that would amend Title 10 of the United States Code, to permit Armed Forces retirees who have a service-connected disability to receive both military retiree pay (by reason of their years of military service) and disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability. The discharge petition was assigned the number 0002. Boyd Simmons, Augusta

City's U.S. flags deplorable
Many Augustans flew the U.S. flag proudly during the Independence Day celebrations. The flags flown throughout the area appeared to be in excellent condition and were displayed according to flag etiquette. Maurie L. Reardon, Martinez, Ga.

'Do not call' registry not the answer
This newspaper's editorial page of July 4 quotes Patrick Henry's famous words, "is peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?", in its "Sweeter than peace" editorial. Clearly not, but a prime concern of many is a false, selfish peace based on the modern concept of privacy. Bill Wolff, Martinez, Ga.

Supports bill for vet benefits

City's U.S. flags deplorable

Committee hears transit concerns
Several months ago our city commissioners set up the Augusta Public Transit Involvement Committee. The purpose of the panel is to communicate the transit views and concerns of residents of Augusta. We are concerned with the operations of the Fixed Line System, Para Transit System and Richmond County System. Jack Eckert, Augusta

Why not raise taxes on all vices?
We have all heard how bad tobacco use is, and how it's causing disease and deaths. Those of us who smoke know the consequences! We all know how bad the economy is - take a long look at the growing number of unemployed. Pat Merkerison, Bath, S.C.

It comes off the wrist for talking

Small printer is big on color

Seniors calendar

Woman tries to get America walking

Gross-out Garbage Pail Kids slated to return

'Teen Titans' is first U.S. cartoon to use Japanese anime

Woman tries to get America walking
DENVER -- When the choir rises, Lucille Johnson's heart burns with faith and she feels herself pulled down the path of righteousness as fast as her sneakers will carry her.

'Teen Titans' is first U.S. cartoon to use Japanese anime
The Boy Wonder gives Batman the boot and heads West to lead a band of teenage superheroes in the search for truth, justice and the perfect pizza.

It comes off the wrist for talking
TOKYO -- It's cool to play Dick Tracy with a watch-shaped phone. But it turns out the thrill wears off pretty quickly, especially if you like to keep your phone conversations private.

In the know
Children may not want to think about it, but school is just around the corner, and The Augusta Chronicle wants to know what's hot for back-to-school fashions.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person.

Gross-out Garbage Pail Kids slated to return
NEW YORK -- Long before "South Park" or "Beavis and Butthead" entertained kids with lowbrow toilet humor, there were the Garbage Pail Kids. Now, the grandfather of gross-out is making a comeback.

'Wario' is too short, but still fun
If ever a company can be linked to one style of game, it's Nintendo. It is synonymous with platform titles, most of them based on that ubiquitous Italian plumber, Mario.

Small printer is big on color
Inkjet color printers have become ubiquitous and cheap, with acceptable quality, but those looking for a step up should consider an Okidata offering, the Oki C5100 color printer.

Antique show hits Savannah
It was already a steamy Saturday morning when people began streaming across the parking lot at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

Serviceman of the day

Across Georgia
FORT BENNING -About 250 soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division arrived home at Fort Benning early Sunday morning.

Georgia sees rise in West Nile virus, EEE
ATLANTA -- More birds and horses in Georgia are turning up with West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis, prompting health officials to increase warnings that people should shield themselves from mosquito bites.

Rants and Raves
HOW CONDESCENDING of Gov. Perdue to permit us "ordinary" citizens to meet with him on Saturday morning. As we enter his presence, should we genuflect to kiss his ring?

Across the southeast
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -The NAACP's executive director, Julian Bond, urged states that have abandoned affirmative action policies for higher education to "come back into the Union" Sunday while criticizing President Bush and his brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, for challenging race-conscious admissions.

Slow returns anger Army wives
HINESVILLE, Ga. - Angry Army wives were gathered in a vacant southeast Georgia shopping center parking lot to voice their frustration and anger over news that some of their soldier-husbands might not be coming home from Iraq for a while.

News you can use
JULY 14, 1940 Fire Chief John B. Kennedy, long considered the power behind the throne in Augusta politics, was unanimously proposed as a candidate for mayor of Augusta in the next municipal election at the meeting of the Civil Service commission last night.

Museum's visitors get weaving lessons
Determined as she was in the beginning, Taylor Elam's efforts at weaving a pot holder turned into, well, sort of a mess.

City to take steps to improve air
Electric lawn mowers, more bicycle and pedestrian paths and speed limit reductions on commuter arteries are among potential remedies to Augusta's air pollution, according to a new state report.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT for Principal Dorothy Gandy at A.R. Johnson Health, Science and Engineering High School. Of the five teachers who were transferred, who were all seasoned and veteran teachers, they are being replaced by all first-year teachers. I realize first-year teachers need jobs, but this seems sort of asinine to me, to replace them with first-year teachers.

Clemson considers changes to boost revenue, improve ranking
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Clemson University leaders plan to explore several changes, including changing the way students are charged tuition, in the upcoming year to raise revenue as the school strives to become a top-ranked university.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT for Principal Dorothy Gandy at A.R. Johnson Health, Science and Engineering High School. Of the five teachers who were transferred, who were all seasoned and veteran teachers, they are being replaced by all first-year teachers. I realize first-year teachers need jobs, but this seems sort of asinine to me, to replace them with first-year teachers.

Barber thrives on Eighth
When Feltonnous Talbert announced that he was opening a barbershop on Eighth Street a year ago, an area surrounded by hair salons and spas, he said some people were less than optimistic.

Across Georgia

Capitol visitor guide has translation errors

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Spc. Kevin B. Hawkins of Dearing.

Man found dead in his car
An Augusta man is charged with murder in connection with the Sunday slaying of a North Carolina man.

Kid of the day

New face takes over facility

Ex-guard exposed YDC ills to public
A year and a half ago, Augusta Youth Development Campus guard Patricia Walker took her battle with her employer public.

News you can use

Kid of the day

Across the area
Several people were arrested in Columbia County this weekend on prostitution and pimping charges.

3-year-old girl drowns at lake
A 3-year-old girl whose family thought she had wandered away drowned Sunday at Thurmond Lake while swimming at a popular recreation site in Columbia County.

City to take steps to improve air

News you can use

Antique show hits Savannah

Student finds history blank on black officers

Georgia sees rise in West Nile virus, EEE

Serviceman of the day

Officials discuss 3 judicial center sites

Answers sought on ferry failure

Fight leads to murder charge

News you can use
July 15, 1953 Peace and quiet on the Augusta strike front were shattered by pistol fire early yesterday afternoon when an unknown person fired into a bus resulting in slight injury to a passenger.

General talks up Fort Gordon
Standing before a group of Kiwanis Club of Augusta members, including World War II veterans, Fort Gordon's commanding general spoke Monday on everything from the war in Iraq to an upcoming base-closure plan.

Drivers will still tow for Aiken
A group of impassioned tow truck drivers who faced being excluded from doing business for Aiken's police force will tow another day.

Rants and Raves
HOW CONDESCENDING of Gov. Perdue to permit us "ordinary" citizens to meet with him on Saturday morning. As we enter his presence, should we genuflect to kiss his ring?

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -A leatherback turtle decided Folly Beach was a good spot to deposit her eggs.

EPD director ends tenure of 32 years
ATLANTA - For the past dozen years, Georgia's chief environmental regulator has been a favorite target of environmentalists.

Across the area
Police on Sunday were looking for the people who robbed a convenience store on Gordon Highway.

Fire departments strain

Area brigade returns to Fort Gordon

Slow returns anger Army wives

Across the area

Man found dead in his car

Barber thrives on Eighth

EPD director ends tenure of 32 years

Fire departments strain
The frustration over a lack of funding that led Wagener Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Redd to resign Monday night isn't isolated.

Across South Carolina

Area brigade returns to Fort Gordon
Spc. Ismail Madina couldn't stop smiling as he greeted his parents and younger brothers.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Casey Griesel, 12 months, of Evans.

Across Georgia
SMYRNA -Three people were seriously burned Monday in an explosion at a Smyrna gun manufacturing plant.

New face takes over facility
Jody Rowland looks over the terrain of the Augusta Youth Development Campus - at the red brick buildings, the razor-wire fences, the grassy acres and the pine trees draped with Spanish moss - and says it's sort of like a small town.

Answers sought on ferry failure
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Savannah's new ferries look pretty, but they still hold fewer passengers, are too noisy and travel more slowly through the city's river district than originally promised.

Clovis Man did not end mammoths, study finds
AMARILLO, Texas - The Texas Panhandle area's prehistoric people - known collectively today as Clovis Man - did not hunt mammoths to extinction as once thought, according to a new study.

Officials discuss 3 judicial center sites
A recommendation to build a downtown courts complex on a piece of prime riverfront property will not be the last word on a much-debated Augusta judicial center.

Capitol visitor guide has translation errors
ATLANTA - Something definitely got lost in this translation.

Student finds history blank on black officers
Joseph Collier, a 50-year-old Paine College student, said he is working hard researching information for his thesis about the first black police officers in Augusta during the 1950s.

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Spc. Phillip B. Hatcher of Dearing.

Across South Carolina
UNION - A Carlisle woman fleeing Union County sheriff's deputies died after her car struck a tree, authorities said.

Fight leads to murder charge
A man was charged with murder Sunday, a day after a man he fought with was found dead at a North Augusta apartment complex.

Man enters guilty plea to charges
AIKEN - A man whose murder conviction in a nine-year-old killing was overturned by a judge pleaded guilty to lesser charges Monday.

Transfer students rejected at crowded UGA
ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia's record freshman class has forced the school to drastically limit admissions of transfer students.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Addison Quinn Shelt, 3, of Martinez.

Ex-guard exposed YDC ills to public

Across the area

Drive-ins survive by catering to families

Drive-ins survive by catering to families
BROOKLYN, Ohio -- On a recent summer night when the sun set late, no one seemed to mind that the Memphis Drive-In wasn't starting "The Hulk" until 40 minutes after its 9 p.m. showtime.

'Pirates' finds box-office treasure with $46.4 million debut
LOS ANGELES -- Disney was rolling in doubloons as "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" plundered the box office for $46.4 million in its first weekend.

'Pirates' finds box-office treasure with $46.4 million debut

Combs relaunches label with all-star album

Macy Gray seeks to re-establish herself

Combs relaunches label with all-star album
NEW YORK -- Sean "P. Diddy" Combs called in all favors to secure an all-star lineup for his "Bad Boys II" soundtrack, the first album on his recently revamped Bad Boy record label.

The squeezebox is square no more
PHILADELPHIA -- Rock 'n' roll and a square reputation nearly squeezed all the life out of the accordion - but the instrument that launched a thousand Lawrence Welk shows is back.

The squeezebox is square no more

Rapper held without bond will miss summer tour

Rapper held without bond will miss summer tour
PHILADELPHIA -- Beanie Sigel's clothing line boasts hidden pockets and gun holsters designed, he says, to withstand a police chase.

Macy Gray seeks to re-establish herself
LOS ANGELES -- Only two years ago, Macy Gray was on top of the music world - a critical and commercial darling with a multiplatinum debut album, a Grammy and a ubiquitous hit single.

Black ties, white gowns, checkered flags for Darlington

Black ties, white gowns, checkered flags for Darlington
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- At the Southern 500 next month, "I now pronounce you husband and wife" will sound out along pit road before "Gentlemen, start your engines."

Late passes draw raised eyebrows
JOLIET, Ill. - Matt Kenseth failed to finish on the lead lap for only the second time all year Sunday in the Tropicana 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway.

Tracy runs away in Toronto
TORONTO -- Paul Tracy ran away with the Molson Indy on the streets of his hometown Sunday, winning in Toronto for the first time in 10 years and widening his lead in the CART series standings.

Newman gains revenge
JOLIET, Ill. - Matt Borland was positive his driver, Ryan Newman, had plenty of gas to finish Sunday's Tropicana 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway. His belief couldn't stop him from worrying.

Newman wins Chicago race

Late passes draw raised eyebrows

Roush to keep running Truck Series program

Roush to keep running Truck Series program
CONCORD, N.C. -- Roush Racing will complete the rest of the NASCAR Truck Series season despite sponsorship problems.

Tracy runs away in Toronto

Andretti testing for DEI
INDIANAPOLIS -- John Andretti's time away from NASCAR ended Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Newman wins Chicago race
JOLIET, Ill. -- Ryan Newman and an empty gastank spoiled Kevin Harvick's bid for three straight Chicagoland Speedway victories, with Newman pulling away at the end to win the Tropicana 400 on Sunday.

Pook: No big surprises expected in shareholder meeting
TORONTO -- CART boss Chris Pook isn't expecting any major developments concerning the future of the struggling series at this week's shareholder meeting.

Andretti testing for DEI

Pook: No big surprises expected in shareholder meeting

Hurricane warning posted as a tropical storm heads for Texas
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- A hurricane warning was issued for more than 200 miles of Texas coastline Monday as Tropical Storm Claudette lumbered across the Gulf of Mexico, gathering strength.

Hurricane warning posted as a tropical storm heads for Texas

Bryant: 'I would never do something like that'
LOS ANGELES -- Speaking publicly for the first time since he was accused of sexual assault, Kobe Bryant denied the allegations and said he "would never do something like that."

Webber pleads guilty to criminal contempt, expected to avoid prison

Webber pleads guilty to criminal contempt, expected to avoid prison
DETROIT -- On the eve of his federal perjury trial, Sacramento Kings star Chris Webber pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge of criminal contempt in a deal that is expected to allow him to avoid prison time.

Bryant: 'I would never do something like that'

Panthers re-sign one, waive four

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Mr. Charlie Swint    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mrs. Helen Lee    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Thomas Berry Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. George Montjoy Sr.    (WINDSOR, S.C.)
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Mr. Thomas Berry Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Carroll Underwood Sr.    (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)
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Miss Orie Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Miss Diane Birak (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Anderson (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Belle Porter (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Georgia El (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Corley (VICKSBURG, Miss.)

Mr. Joey Mills (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Yoshi Keesee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katharina Waitt (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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Mr. Charles Joyner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Yonce (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carroll Underwood Sr. (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Burt (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Parker (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Ms. Mary Brown (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Tokar (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Yoshi Keesee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Bray (WARD, S.C.)

Mr. Charlie Swint (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Ford (LEXINGTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Turner (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Hamilton (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Sgt. Maj. Robert Powell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Turner (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia Jowers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Brown-Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Baughman (WARD, S.C.)

Mr. Tarvie Vaughn Sr. (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Sgt. Maj. Robert Powell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Saba (VIDALIA, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Williams Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Rouse (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Lee (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Lee (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Rackley (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Fields (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Corley (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Wood (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Community should get involved with youth rehabilitation at Augusta YDC
RECENT MEDIA attention has focused on the Augusta Youth Development Campus and on the rapidly changing direction in leadership there. In the midst of this, let us not lose sight of the often forgotten youths who are incarcerated on the campus and who have no voice with which to convey their needs. Georgia is one of many states that has been cited by the Department of Justice over the past several years for unacceptable conditions of confinement as regards incarcerated youths. The commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, Orlando Martinez, has worked relentlessly to change the cultural milieu of detention centers across the state, focusing not only on the need to protect society from these youth but also on restorative justice, rehabilitation, education and the provision of marketable job skills.

Community should get involved with youth rehabilitation at Augusta YDC
RECENT MEDIA attention has focused on the Augusta Youth Development Campus and on the rapidly changing direction in leadership there. In the midst of this, let us not lose sight of the often forgotten youths who are incarcerated on the campus and who have no voice with which to convey their needs. Georgia is one of many states that has been cited by the Department of Justice over the past several years for unacceptable conditions of confinement as regards incarcerated youths. The commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, Orlando Martinez, has worked relentlessly to change the cultural milieu of detention centers across the state, focusing not only on the need to protect society from these youth but also on restorative justice, rehabilitation, education and the provision of marketable job skills.

Ten-year-old becomes state all-star

Armstrong keeps lead at Tour de France

Drag boat race is set to begin

Armstrong takes overall lead in Tour de France

Overtime

Armstrong keeps lead at Tour de France
GAP, France -- Lance Armstrong kept his overall lead in the Tour de France bicycle race on Monday after narrowly avoiding a crash in the Alps involving one of his main rivals.

ACC asks judge to dismiss Big East suit
VERNON, Conn. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference asked a judge Monday to dismiss the Big East's lawsuit against the ACC, which is adding two schools to the league. A hearing will be held Sept. 29.

Overtime
Former Alabama football coach Mike Price on Monday filed a $20 million lawsuit against the university, claiming he was wrongfully fired after allegations arose about his conduct at a golf outing in Florida.

Ten-year-old becomes state all-star
The future of Augusta-area swimming was on display this past week at Augusta Aquatics Center. Judging by the number of competitors during the weeklong CSRA Swim League events, the future is bright.

Armstrong takes overall lead in Tour de France
L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France -- Lance Armstrong took the overall leader's yellow jersey for the first time in the Tour de France after finishing third in the second mountain stage of the race Sunday.

Drag boat race is set to begin
The thought of drag boats zooming down the river at speeds of 245 mph excites Jeff Banks.

Toney puts on show at Peach Jam
NORTH AUGUSTA - Channing Toney is a pace-setter.

North Augusta senior joins deep Ravens squad
NORTH AUGUSTA - A glance down the South Carolina Ravens roster reveals an impressive array of talent.

Cremins tells role of college to youths
Former Georgia Tech basketball coach Bobby Cremins picked up the whistle again Sunday, helping Nike and the Greater Augusta Sports Council commence the Eighth Annual Nike Peach Jam with a coaches' clinic for local youths at Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta.

Panthers re-sign one, waive four
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers re-signed cornerback Emmanuel McDaniel and released four players Monday.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
Banzai! Little else in reality television has worked this summer, so why not a game show spoof imported from Japan?

Study: Colon cancer screening increases following Katie Couric's on-air test
NEW YORK -- The rate of people who were screened for colon cancer jumped by more than 20 percent after Katie Couric showed her colonoscopy on the "Today" show, a study published Monday found.

Candidates for president must negotiate the "Russert primary"
NEW YORK -- Before Iowa, before New Hampshire, the people who want President Bush's job have to get past Tim Russert.

PBS explores 1849 murder at Harvard Medical School
BOSTON -- It was the O.J. Simpson trial of its day. It lasted 12 days, attracting 60,000 spectators and journalists from all over the world. The throngs were so big that the city marshal wrapped a chain around the courthouse for crowd control. People were allowed to watch for 10 minutes, then had to leave so more folks could see.

Candidates for president must negotiate the "Russert primary"

Real men take gay style advice in new Bravo series
LOS ANGELES -- Want help in transforming a schlub of a husband or boyfriend into one who's attractive and socially adept?

PBS explores 1849 murder at Harvard Medical School

Cheryl's a match for Jim, according to Courtney Thorne-Smith

Real men take gay style advice in new Bravo series

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

Cheryl's a match for Jim, according to Courtney Thorne-Smith
LOS ANGELES -- "According to Jim" isn't just about Jim. His wife, Cheryl, has equally strong opinions.

Five Questions With Joe Nichols

Emmys nominations can boost TV - or bore viewers

Hall of Fame sidelines mascot nomination
MACON, Ga. -- Uga, the University of Georgia Bulldogs' mascot, will sit on the sidelines when the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame announces this year's inductees.

Girl should find reason for boyfriend's betrayal
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I just broke up with my boyfriend because he and another girl were kissing in the hall at school. I know I'm not going to see him until we go back to school, but I know he's going to want to get back together.Should I get back with him, and if I do, how can I rebuild that trust? - 14-year-old Augusta girl.

Question of the week
Do you think students should be allowed to carry cell phones in school?

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Girl should find reason for boyfriend's betrayal

411
Fashion can be a strange thing, and the trucker craze is a case in point. That's right, fashionistas everywhere are taking cues from big-rig drivers.

Teens often quick to overlook wonderful animated movies

Teens will take canoes down river to Savannah
It started as a joke. After seeing a newspaper article earlier in the year on sons and fathers taking a trip from Augusta to Savannah in motorboats, Jake Velky and Paul Willoughby, rising juniors at Aquinas High School, jokingly told friends they were going to canoe the 166-mile stretch of the Savannah River.

Xtreme calendar

Xtreme calendar
New CDs in stores today include Red Dirt Road by Brooks and Dunn; The Trouble With Being Myself by Macy Gray; and the Bad Boys II soundtrack with various artists.

Question of the week

Teens often quick to overlook wonderful animated movies
Put these movies in the order you would like to see them: First the movie you would most like to see, last the movie you would least want to see.

Teens will take canoes down river to Savannah

My page
Samantha Kalney, 15, is a home-schooled sophomore. Her Web site, Whinecore Notebook, was given to her by her parents in June.

My page

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Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Zeppelin rocks on live CD set
The Fab Four from Britain are back. No, not John, Paul, George and Ringo of the Beatles.

Your style
Cherrelle Bunch, 16, a junior at Strom Thurmond High School.

Sisters banned from Filene's Basement stores

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