Children hit stage at camp
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Greg Heaney, 14, rapped his woes as a prankster caught making a crank call.

Arts calendar

Arts calendar
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Astronomy unlocks van Gogh painting mystery
DALLAS -- The vivid orange-red moon peeking behind a cliff in Vincent van Gogh's "Moonrise" intrigued physicist Donald Olson.

Astronomy unlocks van Gogh painting mystery

Neagle hurts elbow, could go on DL
SAN FRANCISCO -- Colorado starter Denny Neagle's nagging elbow injury flared up during his start against San Francisco on Sunday, forcing him out of the game after only four innings.

Neagle hurts elbow, could go on DL

Beach, mountain people get different things from trips

Indian man spends his life caring for the dead
NEW DELHI, India -- Mohammed Habib has a job that no one wants: transporting and cremating the corpses of the homeless and unclaimed.

Florida scientists try to rein in giant lizards
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Biologists in southwest Florida have set out to trap a species of giant, carnivorous lizards normally native to Africa that appear to be spreading through the region.

Man accused of throwing kitten out of car window while driving down highway
DETROIT -- A man allegedly threw a kitten out his car window while driving down Interstate 275, and he was charged with one felony count of animal cruelty.

Heat sends Braves' starters to bench

Braves pound Glavine again

Braves sweep Mets
ATLANTA - Javy Lopez tried to act nonchalant as he prepared to face the media gathered in front of his locker. A wry smile gave him away.

Braves' notebook
ATLANTA - Atlanta's John Smoltz said in June it would be "a tremendous accomplishment" to become the first closer in baseball history to accumulate 100 saves in back-to-back seasons.

Heat sends Braves' starters to bench
ATLANTA - With back-to-back days of temperatures in the low to mid-90s, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox used Sunday's game to rest three starters.

Braves' notebook

Braves pound Glavine again
ATLANTA - He was supposed to lead New York into the playoffs, carrying on the tradition of Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman, Dwight Gooden and David Cone.

Be proactive in relationship with banker

Windfall from wireless hot spots in doubt
NEW YORK -- Take my Wi-Fi, please. That might as well be the motto of the increasing number of people who set up wireless Internet networks in their homes and businesses and - sometimes unwittingly - leave them open for anyone to share.

What will it take to get Sears back on track?

Pocket change

CEO of General dynamics optimistic about market

Federated spreading Macy's name to improve sales
CINCINNATI -- Federated Department Stores Inc. is fighting stagnant sales and competition from discounters with the help of a familiar and upscale name: Macy's.

Federated spreading Macy's name to improve sales

Wal-Mart becomes bigger threat in critical back-to-school season
NEW YORK -- Just two years ago, Amy MacDonald had a hard time convincing her four teenage children to go to Wal-Mart to buy their back-to-school clothes. But with the discounter adding more trendy fashions, it's no longer a hard sell.

Boomers' quest for youthful appearance can be expensive
NEW YORK -- Susan Malpiedi watches her diet and exercises five times a week to keep in shape. The 49-year old also has the occasional collagen shot and tried botox injections to keep her face looking fresh.

On the move

What will it take to get Sears back on track?
NEW YORK -- Angela Powell walked out of the main Sears, Roebuck and Co. store in suburban Atlanta, where she had been looking for clothes and a television set. Not finding anything she wanted, she headed for the auto center.

Scientists embrace emerging kill-the-messenger technology

Saving for retirement can be tough
NEW YORK - Like millions of Americans, Betty O'Reilley has found that life's ups and downs can make it hard to save for retirement.

Insurance rates increasing

On the move
June Barksdale has joined MEDAC Inc. as director of human resources. Ms. Barksdale earned a master's degree in psychology and has 20 years' experience in human-resource management. She will be responsible for compensation, staffing, training, policy and procedure design and employee relations. Before joining MEDAC, Ms. Barksdale was most recently employed by MAU Inc., where she provided outplacement, training and assessment services.

Saving for retirement can be tough

Scientists embrace emerging kill-the-messenger technology
SAN FRANCISCO -- The biotechnology field is littered with the debris of would-be miracle cures.

Business calendar
Wednesday: Comfort Keepers ribbon cutting; noon, 709D West Ave.; held by North Augusta Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Greater Aiken and Metro Augusta chambers of commerce; 279-2323.

CEO of General dynamics optimistic about market
SAVANNAH, Ga. - After a weak spring, buyers for luxury business jets started returning to the market in June and early July, prompting the top official of General Dynamics to sound a note of optimism this week.

Pocket change
Employer Spotlight: Waste Management, Inc.

Click and buy: Internet becomes hot place for used car sales
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Four years ago, Ken Topham viewed eBay as an online garage sale where hobbyists bid on Pez dispensers and eight-track players. The longtime car salesman never imagined making a living off the Internet auction site.

Windfall from wireless hot spots in doubt

Be proactive in relationship with banker
Mark Twain said, "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back when it starts to rain."

Boomers' quest for youthful appearance can be expensive

Insurance rates increasing
David Cochrane hasn't had a car accident in years. The last one was a fender-bender - someone backed into his parked car while he was shopping.

Wal-Mart becomes bigger threat in critical back-to-school season

Business calendar

Bowden wants to toughen team

Bowden wants to toughen team
Even though Tommy Bowden doesn't necessarily agree with it, he knows there's a perception that Clemson's football team has become soft.

League discusses Florida State's slips
GREENSBORO, Ga. - At the Atlantic Coast Conference's annual preseason football gathering of coaches, players and media, the main topic used to be fairly predictable.

League discusses Florida State's slips

Rivers, Schaub highlight returning QBs

Rivers, Schaub highlight returning QBs
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- The most important position on the football field is stacked this season in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

A case for action

Why the deficit?
What a stunning turnaround to go from a $127 billion federal surplus in 2001, when President George W. Bush took office, to an estimated $450 billion deficit for the fiscal year that ends this Sept. 30. And the deficit gets worse next year when it's expected to rise at least another $50 billion.

Why the deficit?

Belgium backs off
One wouldn't expect that a nation whose economy and prominence on the world stage depends on getting along with other nations would do anything to jeopardize its good standing.

Fort strengthened
The growing case for leaving Fort Gordon off a list of military bases to be marked for closure in two years has been strengthened by a U.S. Senate vote.

A case for action
What do you suppose is Augusta's biggest challenge? Crime? Jobs? Downtown redevelopment? Political gridlock? Image? Certainly it's race, isn't it?

Five Questions With Molly Sims
Legally blonde? That was nearly the Molly Sims story.

Disaster preparation includes safeguarding important papers

Disaster preparation includes safeguarding important papers
NEW YORK -- Most people have plans in place for evacuating their children, their pets and themselves from their homes if a disaster occurs. But many forget about safeguarding their financial records.

Can Americans save enough for retirement?

Can Americans save enough for retirement?
NEW YORK -- Like millions of Americans, Betty O'Reilley has found that life's ups and downs can make it hard to save for retirement.

Will investors listen to sell ratings on stocks?
NEW YORK -- So you listened to the analysts and held stock when you should have been selling, and you got burned when the market went down over the last few years.

Will investors listen to sell ratings on stocks?

GreenJackets earn doubleheader split
Augusta starter Jon Lester and reliever Kevin Huang combined for a five-hitter as the GreenJackets won Game 1 of a doubleheader with Charleston, S.C., 5-2. The GreenJackets went on to lose Game 2 6-1.

Dreams come true for Curtis

Snedeker earns trip to Masters

Han gets first LPGA win

Like old times for Marchman in his return
THOMSON - A Regions Cup record might fall today, but not the one everyone anticipated.

Snedeker earns trip to Masters
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Brandt Snedeker won the 78th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship on Saturday, earning a spot in the 2004 Masters Tournament.

Golf roundup
ENDICOTT, N.Y. - Steve Lowery shot 4-under-par 68 on Saturday to take a five-shot lead over Alex Cejka and John E. Morgan in the B.C. Open.

Han gets first LPGA win
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Hee-Won Han left the 18th green at Wykagyl Country Club in tears last year.

Whitaker makes own history in win

Craig Stadler shoots 9-under 63 to win B.C. Open
ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- The Walrus still has some bite. Craig Stadler shot a stunning 9-under-par 63 Sunday to come from eight shots behind and win the B.C. Open by one stroke over Alex Cejka and Steve Lowery.

Dreams come true for Curtis
SANDWICH, England - He grew up on the golf course his grandfather built.

Whitaker makes own history in win
THOMSON - No Regions Cup records fell in Sunday's final round of the Camellia Classic, unless you count the one for quickest sudden death playoff.

Golf roundup

Woods part of wild leaderboard at British Open

Woods part of wild leaderboard at British Open
SANDWICH, England -- Tiger Woods holed a shot from the bunker to take the lead, then dropped back. Sergio Garcia chipped in from the fairway for an amazing par. And Mark Roe, who played as well as anyone, was sent home for using the wrong scorecard.

A surprise winner at British Open

A surprise winner at British Open
SANDWICH, England -- Hardly anyone knew Ben Curtis before the British Open.

Craig Stadler shoots 9-under 63 to win B.C. Open

Like old times for Marchman in his return

GreenJackets earn doubleheader split

Beach, mountain people get different things from trips
The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry.

Dooley asks fans to stop barking
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia Athletic Director Vince Dooley has asked some of his most ardent supporters not to invoke his name, or Georgia athletics, in the current controversy that has pitted UGA's academic mission against its athletics.

Union seeks to stop YDC privatization
The workers' union for displaced Augusta Youth Development Campus employees is seeking an injunction to keep the state from privatizing the facility.

Praises 'Chronicle' for recognition of 'best and brightest'
As an educator, I've always considered it a dire need to give high praise and acknowledgement to Central Savannah River Area high-school students with beautiful minds. I truly think these individuals are deserving of special recognition for their hard work and dedication in academics. E. Maner, Augusta

Praises 'Chronicle' for recognition of 'best and brightest'

War waged by Bush is just carnage
When will President George W. Bush's carnage end? Since Mr. Bush declared victory and an end to the war in Iraq, more than 30 Americans have been killed and there seems to be no end to the carnage. Anne Cook, Augusta

War waged by Bush is just carnage

Americans are believing lies

Americans are believing lies
Remember the old expression, "Tell a lie often enough and people will believe it"? Grace G. Allen, Trenton, S.C.

Boys' deaths are lesson to others
July 11 at dusk was the celebration of life for Raymond, Brandon and Drew Batchelor. Diane W. Lyons, Belvedere, S.C.

Media find ways to dredge up Walker
Since former state Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta, departed from the political stage, his media stock has continued to rise to the extent that unimaginative media types are working overtime dreaming up excuses to get his name in ink. George Mays Sr., Augusta (Editor's note: The writer is a retired YDC employee.)

Do away with hyphenated Americanism
For the good of the United States and its inhabitants, the use of "hyphenated Americanism" must be discontinued by all immigrants upon naturalization and by inhabitants born in the United States because there isn't any reason for pluralism. John P. Reichel, Martinez, Ga.

Media find ways to dredge up Walker

Island near Miami new home for exotic-bird theme park

Professor aims to teach science through comic books

Guest book offends grieving relative

Devices sniff out bioterror, but experts question effectiveness

Advanced simulators offer police safe training

Apple iSight camera focuses on video conferences

Horse's story again entertaining audiences

Home front

In the know
Following a timeline left by her mother, a young woman (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) seems to have an almost perfect life.

Horse's story again entertaining audiences
Everybody loves the underdog - or underhorse, as the case may be.

Apple iSight camera focuses on video conferences
Personal video conferencing has always been better in concept than reality. Sure, people like looking at each other - but not so much that they'll tolerate complicated setups, choppy images or stuttering audio.

Advanced simulators offer police safe training
MERIDEN, Conn. -- The drivers in "Center City" are idiots. They cross double yellow lines, ride curbs and run stop signs. Many ignore Trooper Roger Beaupre when he activates his cruiser's flashing lights. Others panic and brake in the middle of intersections.

Guest book offends grieving relative
Dear Carson: Have you seen the new online rage, the guest book? I find this very offensive and intrusive to private grief and memories. It gives anyone a chance to say something and anyone the opportunity to read it, whether friend or adversary. It takes away the caring quality of a personal, handwritten note. What are your thoughts on this? The newspaper should at least give each family the option of not having this available online. - Private Person

Devices sniff out bioterror, but experts question effectiveness
PHILADELPHIA -- At secret locations in at least 31 cities, the government has deployed devices that scour the air for deadly agents like anthrax and smallpox with hopes of sniffing out bioterrorism. But the effort has been viewed with skepticism.

Home front
According to a recent survey conducted for American Demographics magazine, the average American spends almost four minutes searching each time for items such as keys, shoes, lost papers or tools.

Island near Miami new home for exotic-bird theme park
MIAMI - Nearly 70 years after a small tourist attraction with squawking macaws and other exotic birds attracted a few curious visitors to a sleepy Miami suburb, a modern tropical jungle has emerged on a man-made island near downtown Miami.

Augusta's mayor and first lady moved out, up to riverfront
Augusta Mayor Bob Young always knows when it's about time for him and his wife, Gwen Fulcher Young, to move.

Professor aims to teach science through comic books
HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- If the drafting table in the corner of Jay Hosler's office isn't a clue that he's not your typical biology professor, then maybe the cartoon drawings all over the table will do the trick.

Residents with roots down, soldiers mix it up in 30909
For proof that the coding systems the government uses are arbitrary, look no further than Augusta's 30909 ZIP code.

Across the Southeast

Rants and raves
THIS IS IN REFERENCE to the old people who drive and complain about young people who speed. They need to be checked yearly for their eyes, so what happened a couple of days ago won't happen again.

Revitalization plans await Greene Street
It might not look the part, but downtown's Greene Street is making a comeback.

Man leads chase in stolen truck
An Augusta man led police on a chase that included a brief pursuit through Fort Gordon on Sunday, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Boat races bring visitors, money
Thousands of people clad in colorful T-shirts, shorts and even bikinis lined the Savannah River bank Saturday for the 18th annual Augusta Southern National drag boat races.

'Chronicle' turns eye to children

Protesters gather force for summit

Few area residents recycle

Naturalist enjoys test of catching animals
SAMARIA, S.C. - Rick Larion hunts the things that slither and go bump in the attic.

News you can use

Kid of the day
Taylor Marie Hawes of North Augusta is today's kid of the day.

Schools superintendent pushes advanced classes
ATLANTA - Between Georgia's ongoing school reforms and the federal No Child Left Behind Act, there's been plenty of talk about extra help for the state's struggling pupils.

Protesters gather force for summit
SEA ISLAND, Ga. - The protesters' ideas range from the fantastic - pooling money to buy one of the island's multimillion-dollar homes - to the pragmatic, such as settling for demonstrations 60 miles away in Savannah.

Across the southeast

Study grows minus doctor

News you can use
JULY 20, 1933 Congressman Paul Brown yesterday tendered the office of postmaster at Augusta to Thomas J. Hamilton, editor of The Augusta Chronicle and a public-spirited citizen widely known in Georgia.

South Carolina flag escapes criticism

Walker asks liberal party to be unified
Democrats lost many races last fall because they tried to be too much like their Republican opponents, former state Sen. Charles Walker said Saturday at a Democratic Party breakfast.

News you can use

Kid of the day

Boat races bring visitors, money

Giving is priority of Sea Island Co.
SEA ISLAND, Ga. - When eight world leaders visit a private resort island for the G-8 Summit in June, they will see 75 years of uncommon work by a family with a common name.

New method of cleanup may be used at SRS

Bad weather, economy keep visitors at home
Bad weather and a weak economy have put a damper on visits to Georgia and South Carolina state parks.

Kid of the day

Across the South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A Greenville police officer has been charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

Candidate washes dirt away from campaign signs

Across Georgia
COVINGTON -A 49-year-old Porterdale man was arrested and charged with trying to hire someone to kill a Covington police officer who arrested his son.

Glassfiber's bonus program perturbs its union workers

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JULY 21, 1953 Two Augusta residents and a former Augustan were drowned in Florida yesterday and Sunday, according to information received in Augusta last night. All met their deaths while swimming.

Revitalization plans await Greene Street

Partnership for river weighs tourism plan

Across South Carolina

Much state office space unoccupied
ATLANTA - It didn't take one of Gov. Sonny Perdue's chief bean counters long to figure out that the state was wasting lots of money on empty office space.

South Carolina flag escapes criticism
AIKEN - In a state where racial tension and economic boycotts have centered on the battle banner of the Confederacy, people take comfort in the cool, deep blue of South Carolina's state flag, with its white palmetto tree and crescent moon.

Across the Southeast
NEW ORLEANS -Police sought for questioning four people described as "gothic" in the killing of a Georgia man who was found drowned in a hotel hot tub.

City may avoid car inspection

Separate vehicle accidents kill Fort Gordon soldiers
Two Fort Gordon soldiers were killed Saturday during separate incidents off-base.

Across Georgia

Man leads chase in stolen truck

Student scientist gets trip overseas

Across the southeast
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Serial bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph's mother and brothers spent about 45 minutes visiting him in jail, where he awaits trial in the 1998 fatal bombing of a Birmingham women's clinic.

Bicycle patrols aid police work

Union seeks to stop YDC privatization

Retirees flock to Aiken determined to make an impact

City may avoid car inspection
Augusta's air pollution is bad enough to warrant a nonattainment designation but borderline enough that its problems might be solvable without requiring residents to undergo annual vehicle inspections.

Kid of the day
Taylor Evans Bedichek of Augusta is today's kid of the day.

Naturalist enjoys test of catching animals

Study grows minus doctor
It is an elegantly simple concept: Instead of knocking out the host's immune system to keep it from rejecting an organ transplant, just import part of the donor's immune system that is already programmed to tolerate the organ.

Augustan charged in shooting death
An Augusta man was charged by police Sunday in connection with a homicide in a south Augusta neighborhood, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said.

Visiting doctor is stuck in China
Siyuan Liang knew that if he was going to see his dying mother again, he would have to return to China. He tried to explain his absence to his 5-year-old son, Timothy, using the cartoon Dora the Explorer, which the boy watches faithfully every Saturday morning.

Rants and raves
THIS IS IN REFERENCE to the old people who drive and complain about young people who speed. They need to be checked yearly for their eyes, so what happened a couple of days ago won't happen again.

Retirees flock to Aiken determined to make an impact
AIKEN - Being retired doesn't mean being idle.

Woman takes pride in strong work ethic
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mary Carter finds comfort in cleanliness, and although she doesn't have a teaching position at Paul Knox Middle School in North Augusta, she hopes that the children she comes in contact with will learn something from her just the same.

Candidate washes dirt away from campaign signs
The latest sign that the race for Commission District 2 is heating up?

Student scientist gets trip overseas
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - While most high school seniors fretted over final exams and struggled with senioritis this spring, Heather Mispagel focused her attention on ground-breaking antibiotic resistance research, and now she is headed to Sweden to share her work in an international competition.

Glassfiber's bonus program perturbs its union workers
AIKEN - Owners of the debt-ridden Advanced Glassfiber Yarns of Aiken have successfully petitioned a federal bankruptcy judge to let them set up a $2.5 million raise and bonus program for key managers, court documents show, angering union workers who previously agreed to a freeze on wages and retirement contributions to keep the troubled company afloat.

Across the area
Larry Lee Kaney, 57, of Royallette Street, is accused of pulling a gun on Pedro Cerualtes, 30, Saturday night outside the Bank of America on Martintown Road, according to a report at the North Augusta Department of Public Safety. Mr. Cerualtes said he was leaving the ATM at 8:12 p.m. when Mr. Kaney began walking toward him, the report states.

'Chronicle' turns eye to children
I hope you have noticed all the things popping up in The Augusta Chronicle labeled "Make Kids Count."

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A former state trooper has filed a lawsuit against the Highway Patrol, claiming it had a quota system and that troopers who wrote a certain number of tickets were rewarded.

Across the area
A powerful line of thunderstorms brought the Augusta area almost an inch of rain within a hour Saturday afternoon.

Few area residents recycle
Augusta-area governments have made recycling easy, but not many people are taking the hint.

Schools superintendent pushes advanced classes

Across the area

Giving is priority of Sea Island Co.

Visiting doctor is stuck in China

Bad weather, economy keep visitors at home

Across the South Carolina

Residents with roots down, soldiers mix it up in 30909

Bands on waterfowl track migration
BEAUFORT, S.C. - Explosions aren't normally heard in the peaceful Savannah Wildlife Refuge. Recently, however, one interrupted the normal quiet. No one was hurt; in fact, it was all for a good cause.

Bands on waterfowl track migration

Partnership for river weighs tourism plan
BAXLEY, Ga. - A south Georgia development group thinks it has found a way to make money off the Altamaha River without ruining it, and some river advocates say putting more people on the Altamaha could actually make it better.

Woman takes pride in strong work ethic

Across Georgia
ROME - A former flight attendant accused of setting a fire on a jet has pleaded innocent to federal charges.

Much state office space unoccupied

Bicycle patrols aid police work
A Crown Victoria wasn't designed to be an off-road vehicle. Otherwise, Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Steven Douglas, a member of the bike patrol division, would be driving the police cruiser along Riverwalk Augusta.

Across the area

New method of cleanup may be used at SRS
AIKEN - After a multimillion-dollar mistake and a ruling by a federal judge in Idaho that could cost them billions, federal energy officials at the Savannah River Site are about to take a $1.4 billion step into the unknown.

I'm waiting for my own moonwalk
The earliest television event in my personal memory bank dates back to kindergarten, when the whole world watched in awe as Neil Armstrong took giant leaps for mankind on the moon.

Producer makes blockbuster movies that critics hate
LOS ANGELES -- Regardless of what movie critics say about his explosion-packed movies like "Armageddon" and "Con Air," producer Jerry Bruckheimer is neither big nor loud nor dumb.

Bruce Lee remembered as more than an action star

Producer makes blockbuster movies that critics hate

Bruce Lee remembered as more than an action star
HONG KONG -- Before Jackie Chan, before Jet Li, there was Bruce Lee.

Musicians learn to prevent injuries
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- For decades, playing hurt was just part of the job for musicians, who learned to endure the pain in silence.

Maktub breaks through with 'heavy soul' sound

Musicians learn to prevent injuries

Maktub breaks through with 'heavy soul' sound
SEATTLE -- A little after 1 p.m. on a Tuesday, a cab pulls up at the home of Daniel Spils, keyboardist for Seattle "heavy soul" band Maktub.

Johnson wins New Hampshire
Loudon, N.H. - Fresh asphalt provided the catalyst Sunday for an afternoon of high anxiety at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Green wins with envy
LOUDON, N.H. - David Green held off a hard charge from Kevin Harvick to win the New England 200 on Saturday and retake the lead in the Busch Series standings.

Weekend Auto Racing Capsules
LOUDON, N.H. -- Jimmie Johnson proved to be an expert fuel strategist Sunday, conserving his gas to win at New Hampshire International Speedway in a race that widened Matt Kenseth's hold on the Winston Cup points standings.

Green wins with envy

Weekend Auto Racing Capsules

Johnson wins New Hampshire

Front-row drivers hope new surface holds up well today
LOUDON, N.H. - The constantly changing face of New Hampshire International Speedway will present yet another challenge to Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon as the two drivers lead the 43-car field into the first turn to start Sunday's New England 300.

NASA debates whether to allow public displays of shuttle debris

Liberia's president vows to fight to last man in battle for Monrovia

Former Tropical Storm Danny weakens further
MIAMI -- As Tropical Storm Danny weakened further in the upper Atlantic Sunday, forecasters were keeping an eye on a weather system near the Caribbean that could strengthen into a tropical storm.

Former Tropical Storm Danny weakens further

Second hurricane of season is weakening, no threat to land
MIAMI -- Hurricane Danny was losing strength Saturday as it moved across the north Atlantic, far from land.

Liberia's president vows to fight to last man in battle for Monrovia
MONROVIA, Liberia -- As rebels fought their way into Liberia's war-torn capital, embattled President Charles Taylor vowed on Saturday to fight to the last man.

Bryant fighting for family, image after sexual assault charge
EAGLE, Colo. -- The sexual assault charge brought against Kobe Bryant and his admission that he "made the mistake of adultery" threaten to spoil his reputation as one of the NBA's classiest role models and cast a cloud over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Prosecutor confident he is ready for challenge of Bryant case
EAGLE, Colo. -- Mark Hurlbert is facing the biggest challenge of his young career - prosecuting NBA superstar Kobe Bryant.

Bryant fighting for family, image after sexual assault charge

Prosecutor confident he is ready for challenge of Bryant case

Teams being cautious as training camps start up

Sapp says he's not concerned about contract status

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Mr. George Crotwell Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Alice Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia Lord (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. James Desaussure (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benned Brierton (CLAXTON, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Bryan (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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Mr. David Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Dazley (TOLEDO, Ohio)

Mrs. Jewel Jennings (GIBSON, Ga.)

Ms. Alice Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Earl Folds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jurlene Lynn (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Burkholder (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Merlin Grulke (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Lester Newman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Armstrong keeps Tour lead but two rivals are near

Ullrich closes in on struggling Armstrong at Tour

Underdog Evans wins tournament

Overtime

Unusual bowler spices up the sport

Americans sweep compound team events

Area sports announcements

Hipwell breaks hot boat record

Overtime

Heavy rain slows record attempts

Area sports announcements
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Unusual bowler spices up the sport
Some things are just expected at a bowling alley: week-old smoke, the thunder of bowling balls hitting pins and those mismatched, multicolored shoes that never quite seem to fit.

Hipwell breaks hot boat record
After Saturday's problems with rain, the top four divisions in the International Hot Boat Association put on a show with each pro-class final decided by less than half a second.

Overtime
Augusta starter Jon Lester and reliever Kevin Huang combined for a five-hitter as the GreenJackets won Game 1 of a doubleheader with Charleston, S.C., 5-2. The GreenJackets went on to lose Game 2 6-1.

Ullrich closes in on struggling Armstrong at Tour
DOMAINES, France -- His legs weary and his lead shrinking, Lance Armstrong has never been in a Tour de France like this.

Underdog Evans wins tournament
Shawn Evans' day probably should've ended one match short of the final at the 3rd annual Gordon Lanes PBA Southern Regional Tournament Sunday at Fort Gordon.

Overtime
A boxer died one round into a scheduled six-round bout at Cedar Raceway in Cedar City, Utah.

Armstrong keeps Tour lead but two rivals are near
LOUDENVIELLE-LE LOURON, France -- Lance Armstrong kept his slender lead in the Tour de France on Sunday, still unhappy with his riding as two key rivals shadow him in the Pyrenees.

Heavy rain slows record attempts
With the largest Top Fuel Hydro field ever at this year's Augusta Southern Nationals, the talk of Thursday's pre-race press conference was that records would fall.

Americans sweep compound team events
NEW YORK -- The United States swept the men's and women's team compound finals at the World Archery Championships in Central Park on Sunday.

Full moon is the perfect time to fish for bluegill
Fishing during and after the full moon is as old as time itself - and as widespread as the earth.

Teams being cautious as training camps start up
When Bill Polian was general manager of the Buffalo Bills in the early 1990s, he would go to training camp knowing his team would be one of the top half-dozen in the NFL.

Sapp says he's not concerned about contract status
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- As usual, Warren Sapp was frank.

Full moon is the perfect time to fish for bluegill

I'm waiting for my own moonwalk

NASA debates whether to allow public displays of shuttle debris
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA officials are delicately seeking advice about what to do with the 84,000 shattered pieces from Columbia, cautiously broaching the idea of putting some shuttle parts on display.

'The Restaurant': A new kind of dinner theater

'Beverly Hillbillies' reality series still alive, CBS chairman says
LOS ANGELES -- CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves said Sunday a reality version of "The Beverly Hillbillies" remains a possibility, despite sharp criticism of the idea as a mockery of rural Americans.

Roseanne Barr turns her struggle to 'be nice' into reality TV
LOS ANGELES -- With help from a team of rabbis, a 16-character multiple-personality disorder and at least one ex-husband, the shrill "domestic goddess" Roseanne Barr has transformed her struggle to treat people decently into a reality TV show.

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

'Beverly Hillbillies' reality series still alive, CBS chairman says

Roseanne Barr turns her struggle to 'be nice' into reality TV

PBS searches for truth behind historical stories
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jack Mills' gold pocket watch can tell time, but not its secrets.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
MI5, or just plain Five, was founded a century ago to protect England's national security from internal threats.

'The Restaurant': A new kind of dinner theater
NEW YORK -- Suspense! Romance! Mama's meatballs! These are all on the menu at "The Restaurant," a tasty new "unscripted drama" series premiering 10 p.m. EDT Sunday on NBC.

PBS searches for truth behind historical stories

Five Questions With Molly Sims

Man accused of throwing kitten out of car window while driving down highway

Indian man spends his life caring for the dead