Astronomy unlocks van Gogh painting mystery

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.

Higher TV rating in Japan for baseball's All-Star game

Yankees may be only team to pay luxury tax
NEW YORK -- There's only one team in baseball projected to pay the new luxury tax.

Neagle hurts elbow, could go on DL

Higher TV rating in Japan for baseball's All-Star game
NEW YORK -- Baseball's All-Star game was more popular in Japan than in the United States.

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.

Today's youth never had it so bad, and I'm thrilled

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.

Odds and Ends
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- It might take all the king's horses and all the king's men to solve this crime.

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.

Heat sends Braves' starters to bench

Chipper playing again
ATLANTA - Left fielder Chipper Jones was back in the starting lineup for the Atlanta Braves on Monday against the Chicago Cubs after missing two games with a sore left wrist.

Win streak comes to screeching halt
ATLANTA - After combining for 27 runs Sunday afternoon, there's little doubt the hitters representing the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs were anxious to get Monday night's game at Turner Field underway.

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.

Chipper playing again

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

Leading indicators rise for third straight month in June
A key measure of future economic activity increased slightly in June for the third month in a row, in line with analysts' expectations.

Business briefs
DALLAS - Low-fare carrier Southwest Airlines Co. doubled its second-quarter earnings to log its 49th-consecutive profitable quarter, exceeding Wall Street estimates.

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.

Co-founder of ImClone steps down
NEW YORK - Harlan W. Waksal has resigned from ImClone Systems Inc., the troubled biotech company at the center of an insider trading scandal that ensnared his brother and co-founder and threatens Martha Stewart.

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.

Companies are reaching out to four-legged customers

What will it take to get Sears back on track?

Tech companies bow to entertainment world in device features
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It's like a shotgun marriage gone oddly harmonious: Hollywood and the consumer electronics industry are now working closer together after a few years of claws-out antagonism in courtrooms and on Capitol Hill.

Federated spreading Macy's name to improve sales

Companies are reaching out to four-legged customers
ATLANTA -- When John Paul DeJoria, the co-founder of Paul Mitchell salon products, decided to launch another hair care line, he made sure it addressed a common consumer problem: fleas and ticks.

Windfall from wireless hot spots in doubt

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.

Boomers' quest for youthful appearance can be expensive

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.

Business briefs

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.

Leading indicators rise for third straight month in June

Tech companies bow to entertainment world in device features

Co-founder of ImClone steps down

League discusses Florida State's slips

BCS won't consider playoff
The committee overseeing changes to college football's Bowl Championship Series won't consider starting a playoff to determine the national champion despite pleas to open up the postseason to more schools.

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

BCS won't consider playoff

Gender gap narrows but rising costs are a threat to college sports
The gap between the number of men and women playing college sports is narrowing, but a growing disparity between schools with major football programs and others that don't emphasize the sport is changing the landscape of college athletics, a new report says.

Former roommate of missing Baylor player arrested

Rivers, Schaub highlight returning QBs

Seminoles' gap closes

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.

Former roommate of missing Baylor player arrested
CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- The former roommate of missing Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy was charged Monday with murder, authorities said.

Seminoles' gap closes
GREENSBORO, Ga. - If the media know what they're talking about, Florida State might have to share some of the wealth it has accumulated after 11 years of dominating the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Former roommate of missing Baylor player arrested

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.

They went out and got it

Statesman Blair
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has time and again shown extraordinary courage in defying public opinion and bucking the base in his own Labor Party constituency to join with the United States to wage war against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Statesman Blair

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?

They went out and got it
Merriwether, Edgefield County's fastest-growing community, has been pushing hard for its own high school for years - and for good reason. Merriwether is located on the southern end of the county; its students must spend hours on the bus every school day traveling 50 miles to Strom Thurmond High School on the other side of the county.

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

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.

Stocks fall sharply on Merck results
NEW YORK -- Uneasy following downbeat earnings from Merck and Lexmark International, investors sold off stocks Monday to lock in profits from Friday's rally. Prices on Wall Street fell sharply.

Con artists pretending to be Internet companies a growing problem
WASHINGTON -- Stealing identities and credit card numbers with bogus e-mail and Web sites that appear to come from legitimate companies is an increasing problem on the Internet, federal officials warned Monday.

Stocks fall sharply on Merck results

Will investors listen to sell ratings on stocks?

Con artists pretending to be Internet companies a growing problem

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.

Set-rate clients for gas fare best

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?

Set-rate clients for gas fare best
ATLANTA - Georgia natural-gas customers who chose fixed-rate billing last winter saved hundreds of dollars by avoiding huge price spikes, utility regulators and executives say.

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.

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

Patchwork of sponsors gives GHO life for one more year
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Phil Mickelson has won the last two Greater Hartford Opens, but almost didn't have a title to defend this week.

British Open ratings drop 4 percent
NEW YORK -- The British Open's final-round overnight TV ratings dropped 4 percent from last year.

Patchwork of sponsors gives GHO life for one more year

British Open ratings drop 4 percent

Han gets first LPGA win

Friends, family celebrate "Big Ben" victory
CLEVELAND -- Clutching the claret jug, Ben Curtis, the newest and most improbable British Open champion, returned home Monday to tears, applause and signs proclaiming him "Big Ben."

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

Tiger Woods held to a higher standard in majors
SANDWICH, England -- The par putt slid by the right edge of the cup on the 17th hole and Tiger Woods, knowing his last realistic chance to win the British Open was over, cupped his hand over the bill of his cap and closed his eyes.

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.

Tiger Woods held to a higher standard in majors

Dreams come true for Curtis

A surprise winner at British Open

Whitaker makes own history in win

Friends, family celebrate "Big Ben" victory

Wie chasing history at USGA Girls' championship
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Michelle Wie can outshoot players closer to her own age, too.

Wie chasing history at USGA Girls' championship

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

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.

GreenJackets earn doubleheader split

High schools begin football practices

High schools begin football practices
As they worked on a punting drill, a group of players broke the huddle and headed to the line. Westside coach Gerald Barnes didn't approve of what he saw.

Today's youth never had it so bad, and I'm thrilled
When I read that Charles Larke, the Richmond County school superintendent, wanted to start teaching algebra to local pupils at a younger age, I got a warm feeling inside.

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.

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.

Coliseum Authority hires new manager, plans expansion
Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority members voted today to hire former manager Larry Roger to run the civic center complex, pending approval of a contract.

Media find ways to dredge up Walker

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

Gives raves to theater company
Recently I had the pleasure of attending a truly outstanding Shakespearean production here in the Central Savannah River Area. The Occasional Theater Company's rendition of Hamlet was breathtaking, as it was directed and acted superbly. The familiar and often recited soliloquies of the immensely troubled Prince of Denmark were delivered most passionately. Anne M. Bell, Augusta

Public confidence in SRS missions important to DOE, the nation
On July 7 more than 600 people from across the community participated in a public hearing on the Modern Pit Facility, a proposed Department of Energy project for which Savannah River Site is a possible site. That was an exceptional turnout, and certainly reflects the terrific support for this mission that could be very significant to the future of the site. Bob Pedde, Martinez, Ga.

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

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.

Occasional Theater is just that
Lured by two articles in The Chronicle touting The Occasional Theater Company as Augusta's newest professional theater company, I sojourned with some trepidation to North Augusta recently to view their production of Hamlet. Ollie Nash, Augusta

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.)

Island near Miami new home for exotic-bird theme park

Apple iSight camera focuses on video conferences

Devices sniff out bioterror, but experts question effectiveness

Scientists hunt for evidence of Noah's flood

Advanced simulators offer police safe training

Japan banking on ice that burns as future fuel source

Seniors calendar

Professor aims to teach science through comic books

FDA approves new blood test to help predict heart disease risk

FDA approves new blood test to help predict heart disease risk
WASHINGTON -- Doctors are getting a new blood test to help predict which people with low cholesterol are at risk for heart disease.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scientists hunt for evidence of Noah's flood
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. -- In 1994, archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert rode around northern Turkey in a dirty white Toyota van looking for evidence of ancient civilizations around the Black Sea.

In the know
For those chefs who are already planning their entry for the 41st annual Pillsbury Bake-Off, the company has some updated news.

Japan banking on ice that burns as future fuel source
TOKYO -- Like an ice that burns, methane hydrate is cold, white and would light up like a gas stove if held to a flame. And so much of the frozen fuel naturally blankets the sea beds off Japan and elsewhere that scientists say it could power the world for centuries.

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.

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.

Naturalist enjoys test of catching animals

Glassfiber's workers may opt to strike
AIKEN - Union workers at the bankrupt Advanced Glassfiber Yarns plant might strike because of cuts to their benefits proposed by company management, a lead negotiator for more than 400 workers said Monday.

Union sues to halt contract at YDC

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.

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.

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.

Across the Southeast

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
An Augusta man was arrested Monday on charges of lying to authorities during a homicide investigation.

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.

Augusta refuses to give money
Augusta won't roll over and blindly hand more money to a local committee responsible for ensuring that poor people accused of minor crimes have attorneys.

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.

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.

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.

Burns wants explanation for 319th's long stay
U.S. Rep. Max Burns wants someone at the Pentagon to tell him why the 319th Transportation Company hasn't come home yet.

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.

Union seeks to stop YDC privatization

Kid of the day

Across Georgia

News you can use

Authority to interview lawyers
Two Augusta lawyers have applied to become legal counsel for the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority.

Glassfiber's workers may opt to strike

School board cuts number of absences
Pupils in Richmond County will have fewer excuses for missing class next year.

Across the area

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.

Protesters gather force for summit

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.

Giving is priority of Sea Island Co.

Woman takes pride in strong work ethic

News you can use
NEWS YOU CAN USE JULY 22, 1963 The Augusta-Richmond County Civil Defense Department is seeking about 15 sites in the county, which may be designated as radiological monitoring stations.

Stunt pilot's smoke maneuvers often stir alarm calls to airport

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.

Man leads chase in stolen truck

Kid of the day

Few area residents recycle

Bad weather, economy keep visitors at home

Authority to interview lawyers

Bands on waterfowl track migration

Coliseum Authority hires new manager, plans expansion

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.

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.

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

School board cuts number of absences

Across South Carolina

Meeting will discuss risk of radioactive material

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.

News you can use

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

Across the area

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., raised more money from South Carolina donors during the past three months than his eight presidential primary opponents combined, Federal Election Commission reports show.

Schools superintendent pushes advanced classes

Kid of the day
William Nicholas Caudill of Augusta is today's kid of the day.

Residents with roots down, soldiers mix it up in 30909

Meeting will discuss risk of radioactive material
Higher than normal levels of radium in Aiken County well water shouldn't be reason for alarm, but health officials want private well owners to know their options.

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.

Union sues to halt contract at YDC
The state workers' union is seeking an injunction to stop Unique Solutions from operating the Augusta Youth Development Campus.

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.

Stunt pilot's smoke maneuvers often stir alarm calls to airport
Jamail Larkins, a 19-year-old pilot, says he's having a problem with fears of terrorism these days.

Burns wants explanation for 319th's long stay

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH -A longtime Florida activist on Monday became the first person to seek a permit to protest at next summer's G-8 summit.

Across South Carolina

Rants and Raves
I WOULD LIKE to rave for your Rants & Raves. I love every bit of it.

Much state office space unoccupied

Gailey's job security is not secure at all
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Chan Gailey got a little bit prickly at the question from an out-of-state reporter.

'Bad Boys II' opens with box office with $46.7 million
LOS ANGELES -- Bad boys old and new ruled the box office. The buddy-cop flick "Bad Boys II" debuted at No. 1 with $46.7 million, trailed by last weekend's top film, the buccaneer adventure "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," with $33.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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.

'Bad Boys II' opens with box office with $46.7 million

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.

Buy.com founder launches new music download Web site
LOS ANGELES -- A new Internet music download site for PCs debuting Tuesday boasts the cheapest per-song rates yet but many of the same restrictions on copying that have stymied wider use of other music services.

Maktub breaks through with 'heavy soul' sound

Buy.com founder launches new music download Web site

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.

Darlington Raceway sells out its wedding slots
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Apparently, getting married at Darlington Raceway is a popular idea.

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.

Darlington Raceway sells out its wedding slots

Weekend Auto Racing Capsules

Johnson wins New Hampshire

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

NASA debates whether to allow public displays of shuttle debris

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.

Former Tropical Storm Danny weakens further

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.

Prosecutor confident he is ready for challenge of Bryant case

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.

Former roommate of missing Baylor player arrested
CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- The former roommate of missing Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy was charged Monday with murder, authorities said.

Team expecting nose tackle at camp

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Riders support U.S. star

Author Hillenbrand spends big at Seabiscuit auction

Overtime

Armstrong routs rivals in mountain climb

Trailblazing sisters finally getting their due

Hipwell breaks hot boat record

Americans sweep compound team events

Armstrong keeps Tour lead but two rivals are near

Overtime

Underdog Evans wins tournament

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.

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.

Author Hillenbrand spends big at Seabiscuit auction
LOS ANGELES -- Laura Hillenbrand, who wrote last year's best-selling book "Seabiscuit," spent at least $17,900 on items related to the Depression-era horse at a weekend auction.

Overtime
The AMA Pro Flat Track series will run at Gordon Park Speedway at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The AMA's oldest racing series will run the first pro race at the racetrack in 25 years.

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.

Tanya Streeter breaks world record in free diving
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- Champion free diver Tanya Streeter broke a world record Monday by descending on a single breath to 400 feet off the Turks and Caicos islands.

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.

Armstrong routs rivals in mountain climb
LUZ-ARDIDEN, France -- Lance Armstrong routed two rivals in a riveting climb in the Tour de France on Monday, recovering from a fall to stamp his authority on the race after two difficult weeks.

Trailblazing sisters finally getting their due
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Long before Venus and Serena, there were "Pete" and "Repeat."

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.

Riders support U.S. star
A group of more than 50 Augusta cyclists share at least one thing in common with Lance Armstrong - their sense of fashion.

Team expecting nose tackle at camp
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Nose tackle Ellis Johnson has told the Atlanta Falcons that he will report when the team opens training camp Friday in Greenville, S.C.

Gailey's job security is not secure at all

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.

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.

New FX drama slices into plastic surgery
LOS ANGELES -- "Nip-Tuck," FX's new drama about plastic surgeons, cuts deep in more ways than one.

'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.

New FX drama slices into plastic surgery

CBS news chief stumped by newscast ratings dip

'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.

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

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.

'The Restaurant': A new kind of dinner theater

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

PBS searches for truth behind historical stories

CBS news chief stumped by newscast ratings dip
LOS ANGELES -- The head of CBS News said he's at a loss to explain the woes of the "CBS Evening News," which earlier this month attracted its smallest audience in at least 10 years, and possibly ever, but insisted they don't reflect on Dan Rather or the show's quality.

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.

Five Questions With Molly Sims

Dooley tries to silence debate
ATHENS - University of Georgia athletic director Vince Dooley asked some of his most ardent supporters not to invoke his name, or Georgia athletics, in the controversy over his impending retirement.

Dooley tries to silence debate

Question of the week
Who's your favorite Real World couple?

'Angels' sequel not big on plot

'Angels' sequel not big on plot
Some people are content to watch things explode, punches fly and beautiful women frolic around without a plot. Others might not find Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle to their taste.

'Blonde' sequel plays dumb
Elle Woods, everyone's favorite blonde, is back in a new movie, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde.

Your style

Summer fun doesn't have to be costly
Low on cash? That's all right, we all are.

Girl should get counseling before revealing sexuality

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Have you ever had the burning desire to know how to create a zombie? Do you ever wonder why you feel groggy after oversleeping?

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Xtreme calendar
CD releases include the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl soundtrack by Klaus Badelt; Symphony: Alive IV by Kiss; Strays by Jane's Addiction; Mud on the Tires by Brad Paisley; and Evolver by 311.

Audio best

Audio best
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:

Xtreme calendar

Artist's corner
Jennifer Hope, 15, is a rising junior at Southgate Christian School. Falling is an original drawing, done with pencil and Adobe Photoshop.

Summer fun doesn't have to be costly

Your style
THE FACTS: Laurie Coleman, 18, is planning on joining the Navy this fall.

Artist's corner

Girl should get counseling before revealing sexuality
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I think I'm a lesbian, and I don't know how to tell my parents. What should I do? - 17-year-old Augusta girl.

'Blonde' sequel plays dumb

Question of the week

Indian man spends his life caring for the dead

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