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.

Pirates wondering who's next to go in roster shakeup
PITTSBURGH -- As the Pittsburgh Pirates report to their clubhouse these days, they don't ask who is pitching or who is batting fourth. They wonder who has been traded.

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.

Pirates wondering who's next to go in roster shakeup

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

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

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

Newborn baby's toe accidentally cut off by hospital worker
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A hospital employee accidentally cut off part of a newborn baby's toe while trying to remove a security tag, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday.

Atlanta sticks by Reynolds despite Monday's outing

Atlanta sticks by Reynolds despite Monday's outing
ATLANTA - Tuesday was a day of reflection for struggling Atlanta Braves starter Shane Reynolds after giving up six earned runs in four innings during Monday's 15-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Chipper playing again

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.

Maddux gets victory over Cubs
ATLANTA - Normally, facing an opposing pitcher in his major league debut has been trouble for the Atlanta Braves.

Companies are reaching out to four-legged customers

Business briefs

UPS enjoys profit in second quarter
ATLANTA - United Parcel Service said Tuesday that efforts to distinguish itself as more than a shipping company and strong growth in its international business helped boost second-quarter profit 13.3 percent.

Business briefs

Aiken cable to undergo big changes

Companies are reaching out to four-legged customers

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.

UPS enjoys profit in second quarter

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.

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.

Leading indicators rise for third straight month in June

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.

Co-founder of ImClone steps down

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.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Sam Waksal, the ImClone Systems Inc. founder whose jet-setting lifestyle crumbled in an insider-trading scandal, is expected to report today to a federal prison where his work could include waxing floors and cutting grass.

Aiken cable to undergo big changes
Aiken residents will soon have new options for high-speed Internet access and digital cable as a new entrant to the market begins a multimillion dollar upgrade project next month.

Tech companies bow to entertainment world in device features

Seminoles' gap closes

BCS won't consider playoff

Non-BCS schools unite
The major college football schools left outside the Bowl Championship Series united Tuesday in an effort to get access to the lucrative postseason and reduce the requirements to belong in Division I-A.

Non-BCS schools unite

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.

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

ACC waits for decision on title game

ACC waits for decision on title game
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford said it might take 10 months for his expanded league to know whether it can stage a championship game in football.

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.

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.

Former roommate of missing Baylor player arrested

Failure: Not an option

Smart spending cuts
Georgians and their state lawmakers are no doubt heartened at the word from Gov. Sonny Perdue's office that he likely won't be calling a special session to deal with the state's fiscal problems. Special sessions are costly, divisive and reflect badly on state government - why couldn't the General Assembly get its work done in the allotted time?

Smart spending cuts

Failure: Not an option
Some things are just too precious to gamble with. In one hot second, suffocating flames can engulf an entire area, smoldering hard-earned belongings, memories and even lives - items that most are unwilling to jeopardize. The populace of Wagener County, however, is another story.

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.

They went out and got it

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.

Statesman Blair

Company brings TV creations by teens to cable and the Web
NEW YORK -- Joe Shults is building a network to serve a ready-made audience: The viewers who will help create its programs.

Stocks move higher on news of raid in Iraq

Stocks fall sharply on Merck results

Set-rate clients for gas fare best

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.

Stocks move higher on news of raid in Iraq
NEW YORK -- Wall Street regained a positive track Tuesday following news that four Iraqis were killed in a U.S. raid in Iraq. Investors were encouraged by news that two of Saddam Hussein's sons were among the dead.

Con artists pretending to be Internet companies a growing problem

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.

Kinko's case shows public Internet risk

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.

Kinko's case shows public Internet risk
NEW YORK - For more than a year, unbeknownst to people who used Internet terminals at Kinko's stores in New York, Juju Jiang was recording what they typed, paying particular attention to their passwords.

Alex's pulls weekend crowd

Spicy pork recipe is kept under wraps

Cafe offers eclectic meals
White Elephant Cafe on Broad Street serves up some delectable dishes at a great price, but you might want to stop in for dinner instead of lunch.

Small portions
At the supermarket look for artichokes that feel heavy for their size and give a little squeak when you squeeze them. Cook them as soon as possible once you get them home. If you must, store artichokes in your crisper in a perforated plastic bag.

Sweet-and-sour dish is a snap

Spicy pork recipe is kept under wraps
Some dishes can be so easy and so simple. Their secret? Often it proves to be their original, perhaps uncommon combinations of ingredients.

Alex's pulls weekend crowd
Brenda Palmer and Alex Askew are the mother-daughter team owners of Alex's Restaurant and Sports Bar on Wrightsboro Road.

Sweet-and-sour dish is a snap
Sweet-and-sour chicken has a lively mix of flavors, plenty of nutrition and not much fat. Pineapple and orange juice lend sweetness, balanced by sharp contrasts of soy sauce and vinegar to keep taste buds awake.

Cafe offers eclectic meals

Extra bases
Tonight: at Capital City Bombers (Mets) Thursday-Saturday: vs. South Georgia Waves (Dodgers)

Lester put on pitch count
The Boston Red Sox are taking no chances with Augusta GreenJackets left-hander Jon Lester, one of the organization's brightest young pitching prospects.

Announcer's son tops Palmetto qualifying

Tiger Woods held to a higher standard in majors

British Open champion pulls out of Greater Hartford Open
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Ben Curtis, the surprise winner of last weekend's British Open, withdrew from the Greater Hartford Open on Tuesday.

Friends, family celebrate "Big Ben" victory

Longshot winners in the majors
SANDWICH, England -- The sand was rumpled in the pot bunker just right of the 16th hole at Royal St. George's, no doubt the result of amateurs wanting to see just how badly Thomas Bjorn blew his chance to win the British Open.

Longshot winners in the majors

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.

Announcer's son tops Palmetto qualifying
Dalton Melnyk, son of ABC golf announcer Steve Melnyk, shot 3-under-par 68 to lead qualifying Monday for next month's Palmetto Amateur.

British Open ratings drop 4 percent

Patchwork of sponsors gives GHO life for one more year

Sorenstam returns to defend title in Evian Masters

Wie chasing history at USGA Girls' championship

Sorenstam returns to defend title in Evian Masters
EVIAN, France -- The accumulated stress of a groundbreaking year has hit Annika Sorenstam hard.

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

Finally, a race for player of the year
SANDWICH, England -- Tiger Woods returned to the top of the PGA Tour money list for the first time since April with his tie for fourth in the British Open. He has the lowest scoring average on tour by a mile, and more victories than anyone.

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."

Finally, a race for player of the year

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
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Phil Mickelson has won the last two Greater Hartford Opens, but almost didn't have a title to defend this week.

Lester put on pitch count

Extra bases

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.

Sherried steaks are ideal for grilling
Ham steaks are great to have on hand for a quick weeknight entree. Browned in a skillet or heated in the oven, they're a simple and child-friendly dish.

Sherried steaks are ideal for grilling

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.

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.

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

Democrats want us dependent on government

How can we trust Bush?
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and now even the president himself, are claiming that "technically" the president's statement about Iraq's trying to obtain uranium from Africa was correct, for if you look closely at the president's actual words, you will notice he only said that the British government had reported it, not that it was true. And that, Mr. Rumsfeld says with a smile, means that the president was not speaking falsely. Greg Weis, Aiken, S.C.

How can we trust Bush?

Democrats want us dependent on government
In 1952, the incoming president of Cornell University, Deane Waldo Malott, said in his speech, "Like a giant octopus, government is wrapping itself around more and more phases of our lives. Its implications stand stark before us. There must come a new thinking into America, which insists that government be not an end in itself, but a servant of free enterprise, an expediter for the industry and the energy of a free people. Otherwise, an unseen paralysis sweeps over the nation, and we sink slowly from the free republic of decentralized government to the welfare state, then the handout state, to the police state. Over and over again in the history of man, this cycle has repeated itself." S.G. von Schweinitz, Appling, Ga.

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.

Columbia County trail dangerous
I lived in North Augusta for a little over a year. I was fortunate enough to be close to the Greeneway and Riverview Park. I could ride my bike, with my children, from our house to the Greeneway and then to Riverview Park and beyond. Charles Bowles, Evans, Ga.

'Lebowski' gets bigger through its cult status

In the know

FDA approves new blood test to help predict heart disease risk

Scientists hunt for evidence of Noah's flood

'Lebowski' gets bigger through its cult status

Japan banking on ice that burns as future fuel source

Seniors calendar

Considers features when choosing digital camera

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.

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.

In the know
Jell-O has decided to take the plunge into the smoothie market with its ready-to-eat Smoothie Snacks.

'Lebowski' gets bigger through its cult status
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Real Lebowski lives. And people love him.

Fans complain of limited parks
Sweat trickles down Dylan Stankus' face. The North Augusta resident holds his skateboard between his hand and foot, carefully playing out his next trick in his mind.

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.

Considers features when choosing digital camera
Choosing a digital camera, one that meets your creative and shooting needs in addition to your budget, can be difficult. That's because there are dozens of cameras from which to choose. If we look carefully at a camera's features, however, the choice becomes easier.

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.

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.

Standing ovation
The Clarence Carpenter All-Star Band performs at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Living History Park on the corner of Spring Grove and Lake avenues in North Augusta.

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.

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

Union sues to halt contract at YDC

Correction

Judge hears argument on evidence

Across the area

Kid of the day

Ozone levels can drop with simple measures

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.

Authority to interview lawyers

Kid of the day

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

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.

Historic home to be restored

Woman recounts assault at house

Glassfiber workers dispute bonus plan, contract stipulations

Braving the elements
Michael Carroll (from left), his nephew Jon Carroll, and Jon's father, Robert, all of Augusta, fish near a bridge at Lake Olmstead.

Braving the elements

Correction
An article in Monday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about the death of Thomas Berry Jr. should have included his wife, Virginia Beck Berry, with his survivors.

Panel wants new SRS board

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A Greenville police officer charged with driving under the influence will not be paid while awaiting a hearing, a city commission has decided.

City leaders address issue of race relations

Woman recounts assault at house
AIKEN - A woman described for an Aiken County jury Tuesday how she was abducted from her home and raped repeatedly by a man she first thought to be a good Samaritan.

Health group leader resigns

Meeting will discuss risk of radioactive material

Civic center's ex-chief hired

Rants and raves
THIS RANT is for Channel 6. God created heaven and Earth in seven days. On the seventh day, he rested. This is what a lot of us like to do also. When I turned to Channel 6 on Sunday and saw golf instead of the Parade of Quartets, I was very disappointed. Augusta, we are headed for hell.

Grand jury indicts man over funds
A businessman whose family company ran Exchange Club fairs in Augusta for 56 years was charged Tuesday with lying about giving illegal payments to the campaign of former North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Meg Scott Phipps.

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

Burke Company may send its sludge

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

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

Across South Carolina

Glassfiber's workers may opt to strike

News you can use

Across the area
Two people were in custody Tuesday after an early-morning armed robbery near the Richmond Summit, police said.

Glassfiber workers dispute bonus plan, contract stipulations
AIKEN - The labor battle at Advanced Glassfiber Yarns of Aiken is shaping up as a fight between management trying to lead the company out of bankruptcy by slashing costs and angry union members who say they have been duped into giving away too many concessions on wages and benefits.

Civic center's ex-chief hired
Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority members voted Tuesday to hire former Manager Larry Rogers to run the civic center complex, pending approval of a contract.

Across the area

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.

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.

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.

Across Georgia
RIDGELAND, S.C. - An Atlanta man has been taken into custody after police seized 30 kilograms of cocaine during a traffic stop on Interstate 95.

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

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.

School board cuts number of absences

Across South Carolina

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.

News you can use

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.

Burns wants explanation for 319th's long stay

City leaders address issue of race relations
An effort to repair Augusta's longstanding racial and factional divisions was launched Tuesday with leaders from business, industry, government and community organizations.

Across Georgia

Burke Company may send its sludge
An Arkansas company wants to develop a network of sites in Burke County, Ga., that will receive about 2 million gallons a month of waste sludge from commercial food-processing facilities.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JULY 23, 1993 U.S. Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary on Thursday unveiled a new departmentwide safety and health policy, promising to make it the "hallmark and highest priority" of her agency.

Across the Southeast
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -Just a few blocks from the future site of Bill Clinton's $160 million presidential library, a couple of Clinton haters hope to open a museum devoted to mocking his presidency.

Coliseum Authority hires new manager, plans expansion

Historic home to be restored
A 130-year-old house on Greene Street - owned by the city and once considered for demolition - has been sold to a local businessman.

Ozone levels can drop with simple measures
Mike Taylor knew it was the season for heat, but lately he's learned it's also the season for dangerous ozone in the Augusta area.

Midway owner indicted in Phipps investigation
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A man whose family company runs the Mountain State Fair midway was charged Tuesday with lying about giving illegal payments to the campaign of former Agriculture Commissioner Meg Scott Phipps.

Kid of the day
James Richard Andrews III of Martinez is today's kid of the day.

Judge hears argument on evidence
A federal judge will decide whether prosecutors can use disputed evidence if a physician stands trial on 457 charges of prescribing narcotics without legitimate medical reasons.

Midway owner indicted in Phipps investigation

Health group leader resigns
The head of a regional mental health group has resigned suddenly.

Across the Southeast

Panel wants new SRS board
COLUMBIA - An advisory board for two new projects at Savannah River Site would ease residents' suspicions about activities at the former nuclear weapons complex, a citizens panel says.

Across Georgia

Grand jury indicts man over funds

Questions cloud conference's future
GREENSBORO, Ga. - A year ago the ACC kicked off a yearlong celebration of its 50-year history. At present we begin a long-drawn acceptance of its future.

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

'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.

Cory Morrow carries flag for Texas music
DALLAS -- Fun-loving country singer Cory Morrow makes up for his lack of white-collar education with a blue-collar road show.

Cory Morrow carries flag for Texas music

George, Bacilos lead Latin Grammy nominations
MIAMI -- Producer-composer Sergio George, who wrote the hit "Mi Primer Millon" for the group Bacilos, led the Latin Grammy nominations Tuesday with six, while Colombia singer-songwriter Juanes netted five.

Buy.com founder launches new music download Web site

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.

George, Bacilos lead Latin Grammy nominations

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

Darlington Raceway sells out its wedding slots

Friend of Bryant's accuser says he saw evidence of alleged assault

Friend of Bryant's accuser says he saw evidence of alleged assault
EAGLE, Colo. -- The 19-year-old woman who accused Kobe Bryant of sexually assaulting her had "visible evidence" of the alleged attack a week later, one of her friends said Wednesday.

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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Saratoga abuzz over impending Funny Cide-Empire Maker showdown

Armstrong routs rivals in mountain climb

Trailblazing sisters finally getting their due

In one magic moment, Armstrong saves his Tour de France

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Author Hillenbrand spends big at Seabiscuit auction

Riders support U.S. star

Streeter sets another record in free diving

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.

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

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.

Saratoga abuzz over impending Funny Cide-Empire Maker showdown
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- It's the talk of the town, from the bars to the backstretch: Funny Cide and Empire Maker renewing their rivalry during the biggest racing meet of the summer at the nation's oldest track.

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.

Security, electricity promised for Pan Am games
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- In final preparations for the 2003 Pan American Games, the Dominican Republic is organizing a 7,000-member security team and setting up generators in case of blackouts.

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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.

Streeter sets another record in free diving
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- Tanya Streeter, who set a free diving record a day earlier, set a mark in a new category Tuesday, descending to about 115 feet on a single breath and surfacing without the aid of fins.

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.

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Missouri kicked Ricky Clemons off its basketball team for good Tuesday, ending his troubled career with the Tigers.

In one magic moment, Armstrong saves his Tour de France
PAU, France -- There are rare, inspiring moments in sports when the magic all comes together. Cycling superstar Lance Armstrong conjured his up on a mountain in the Pyrenees.

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.

Questions cloud conference's future

Gailey's job security is not secure at all

New FX drama slices into plastic surgery

CBS news chief stumped by newscast ratings dip

After court battle, Spike TV sets its premiere date
NEW YORK -- Two months later than its operators hoped, The National Network will be renamed Spike TV.

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.

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.

After court battle, Spike TV sets its premiere date

Company brings TV creations by teens to cable and the Web

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

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.

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

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'Angels' sequel not big on plot

Girl should get counseling before revealing sexuality

Summer fun doesn't have to be costly

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

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

'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.

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

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.

Artist's corner

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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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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:

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.

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'Blonde' sequel plays dumb

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Newborn baby's toe accidentally cut off by hospital worker