Despite big sales for Harry and Hillary, publishers cut back
NEW YORK -- This should be a great time for the book world.

Gore Vidal still a gadfly at 77
LOS ANGELES -- You might think that Gore Vidal, the novelist, playwright, essayist, congressional candidate, TV personality and all-around American gadfly, would be mellowing at age 77.

Gore Vidal still a gadfly at 77

Early Jewish settlers highlighted in history project, exhibit

Despite big sales for Harry and Hillary, publishers cut back

Early Jewish settlers highlighted in history project, exhibit
SANTA FE, N.M. -- The carved inscription over the main doors of the Roman Catholic St. Francis Cathedral contains the four consonants of the ancient name for God - in Hebrew.

Hall of Fame broadcaster to retire

Hall of Fame broadcaster to retire
NEW YORK -- Bob Murphy, a New York Mets broadcaster since the team's inception in 1962, announced Sunday he will retire at the end of the season.

Murray, Carter enter Baseball Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Eddie Murray asked for the chant, and it came in waves.

Reds fire general manager Bowden, manager Boone
CINCINNATI -- General manager Jim Bowden and manager Bob Boone were fired Monday by the Cincinnati Reds, who failed to live up to expectations in a new ballpark.

Bob Uecker elicits boisterous laughter with Hall speech
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Bob Uecker played only six unremarkable years as a catcher in the major leagues, but his blend of quick wit and homespun wisdom has since made him a star in movies, on TV shows and in beer commercials - and it's turned him into a cultural icon.

Murray, Carter enter Baseball Hall of Fame

Steinbrenner to Red Sox: Don't celebrate yet

Reds fire general manager Bowden, manager Boone

Bob Uecker elicits boisterous laughter with Hall speech

Steinbrenner to Red Sox: Don't celebrate yet
NEW YORK -- The Boss has a message for Boston: Don't celebrate just yet.

What might appear to be a yard sale sometimes isn't

First public gay high school in the nation to open in fall
NEW YORK -- New York City is creating the nation's first public high school for gays, bisexuals and transgender students.

Odds and Ends
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The threat of scrapes and bruises, not to mention sunburn, didn't stop the fledgling North American Nude Bikers club from holding its first rally this weekend.

Braves barely survive this time

Braves barely survive this time
MONTREAL - When Marcus Giles hit his first grand slam in May 2001, he was sent to Class AAA Richmond two days later.

Giles doubles his pleasure with record
MONTREAL - After his four-hit performance Friday matched a personal-best, Braves second baseman Marcus Giles raised the stakes on Sunday.

Big bats can't rescue Braves
MONTREAL - Once again, a seemingly comfortable lead through five innings did not yield an Atlanta Braves win.

Expos rally to beat Braves
MONTREAL -- Even without Jose Vidro and Vladimir Guerrero in the lineup, the Montreal Expos were confident they could come back once again against one of the majors' toughest teams.

Giles doubles his pleasure with record

DeRosa takes 'home-run derby'
MONTREAL - When you're hitting the way the Braves have this series at Olympic Stadium, you can afford a little merriment during pre-game batting practice.

Braves place Hodges on DL, recall Marquis
MONTREAL -- The Atlanta Braves placed pitcher Trey Hodges on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained right elbow and recalled pitcher Jason Marquis from Triple-A Richmond.

Expos rally to beat Braves

Big bats can't rescue Braves

DeRosa takes 'home-run derby'

Continental official will stop in city
Dave Hilfman, the vice president of sales and reservations for Continental Airlines, will soon hop a nonstop flight to Augusta to visit the community's leaders.

Telemarketing industry battles do-not-call list

Talks hint at retailer making home in area

Dial-up providers offer speedy service
NEW YORK -- Katie Williams used to drum on her desk while surfing Web sites on crafts, waiting for images to creep through her modem.

Business briefs
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Kellogg Co. on Monday said its earnings rose 17.3 percent in the second quarter on strong companywide sales growth, beating Wall Street's expectations.

Water costs, drought spur businesses to conserve

Water costs, drought spur businesses to conserve
DENVER -- An Intel Corp. engineer was in an airport restroom when he noticed something he thought might help the chip maker save water at its Colorado Springs plant: waterless urinals.

Dial-up providers offer speedy service

Economy flashes more signs it has turned the corner

Telemarketing industry battles do-not-call list
WASHINGTON -- Telemarketers expanded their legal challenge to the government's do-not-call list, suing a second federal agency over the call-blocking service for consumers that the industry says will devastate business and cost up to two million jobs.

Continental official will stop in city

Economy flashes more signs it has turned the corner
WASHINGTON -- The economy may at last be pulling out of a three-year slump that began with a bursting stock market bubble and was intensified by recession, terrorist attacks, corporate scandals and war.

Music-swapping Napster Web site to become pay service
LOS ANGELES -- Napster may be long dead, but the name and the "kitty" logo of the pioneer online music-swapping program could return to cyberspace before the year is out.

Talks hint at retailer making home in area
A grassy, nondescript patch of land where Tobacco and Windsor Spring Roads meet might morph over the coming year into a center of commercial activity in south Augusta.

Industry sues over call list
WASHINGTON - Telemarketers expanded their legal challenge to the government's do-not-call list, suing a second federal agency over the call-blocking service for consumers that the industry says will devastate business and cost as many as 2 million jobs.

Music-swapping Napster Web site to become pay service

Colleges set new rules - affirm old ones - after Baylor player's slaying

Body identified as Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy

No ID yet of remains; search for more evidence

Abuse report shocks
For 60 years, between 1940 and 2000, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston was turned into what amounts to a branch of the North American Man Boy Love Association.

A good bet for No. 6
Is Lance Armstrong from another planet? He's turned the Tour de France into a tour de force. Seven years ago he was fighting to survive testicular cancer. This year the 31-year-old Texan won the world's greatest bicycle race - 2,100 miles over two mountain ranges - for the fifth straight year, only the second man ever to win that many of the grueling races consecutively and the just fifth to win five overall.

Bob Hope, patriot

Bob Hope, patriot
He wasn't the 20th century's most innovative comedian - that was probably Charlie Chaplin - but Bob Hope, who died Sunday night a few months after turning 100, was surely the most widely known and beloved and, despite his persona as a fast-talking coward, one of the bravest.

Abuse report shocks

Improving Commerce
It seemed like the South Carolina legislature did nothing this year except grapple with its horrendous deficit problem. But, in fact, other important work was done. Exhibit "A" is the Commerce Department reform bill just signed by Gov. Mark Sanford.

Connect the dots

Improving Commerce

Connect the dots
There are three things to be said about the just-released final report of Congress' inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Thanks for the memories
LOS ANGELES -- Bob Hope, ski jump-nosed master of the one-liner and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, has died, just two months after turning 100.

Hope's jokes available online
WASHINGTON -- War, terrorism and stock market slumps have been unlikely fodder for decades' worth of reassuringly goofy jokes. The Library of Congress has a half-million of them, courtesy of Bob Hope.

Highlights in the life of Bob Hope
A timeline of events in Bob Hope's life:

Five questions with Rocco Dispirito
NEW YORK -- Talk about turning up the heat: Rocco DiSpirito, a member of Manhattan's club of handsome, talented and media-savvy young chefs, invited cameras to capture the chaos that surrounds the opening of a restaurant.

Hope's honors include Peabody awards, special Oscars
Some of the honors given to Bob Hope:

Lara Croft remains an iconic enigma
LOS ANGELES -- Lara Croft, the ponytailed adventurer with the bombshell figure and short-shorts strapped with 9mm handguns, is too busy for love.

Where to learn more about Bob Hope
Books and Web sites about Bob Hope.

Hope praised for verbal, physical wit in films
LOS ANGELES -- A generation or two of Americans judge Bob Hope's comedy style primarily on his television specials, barely aware that he starred in 53 movie comedies over a 34-year period, some of them considered classics.

Lawyer: investors still not safe from Wall Street abuses
NEW YORK -- As Wall Street contends with lawsuits brought by investors who suffered massive stock market losses in recent years, perhaps no name is more prominent than the law firm Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP.

Stocks mixed earnings news, investor caution
NEW YORK -- Wall Street stalled Monday as upbeat earnings from Northrop Grumman and Kellogg couldn't overcome investor concerns that the market's recent rally might have come too quickly. Stocks closed narrowly mixed.

Saving 10 percent of your income doesn't have to be hard
Q: I often hear that Americans save very little money and I fear I might be one of them. How can I tell if I'm putting enough into reserve?

Kit can fight identity theft
WASHINGTON - Stolen credit card and Social Security numbers. Check fraud. Drained bank accounts. Ruined credit. Nightmares for victims, identity crimes also can be vexing to local police departments trying to unravel the crimes.

Kit can fight identity theft

Lawyer: investors still not safe from Wall Street abuses

Study finds investors who try to time market end up losing
NEW YORK -- As Wall Street attempts a comeback, mutual fund investors who hope to make gains by trying to time the market might want to rethink this strategy - or face some heavy losses.

Study finds investors who try to time market end up losing

Stocks mixed earnings news, investor caution

Campbell beats Bjorn and Hedblom in playoff
PORTMARNOCK, Ireland -- Michael Campbell made a 1-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to beat Thomas Bjorn and Peter Hedblom and win the Irish Open.

Mickelson, Garcia win at Bridges
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. - Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia saved their best golf for the bright lights.

Tiger always has an audience

Mickelson, Garcia win at Bridges

Woods to return to old driver
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- His old Titleist driver in hand, Tiger Woods was picking out targets he had to squint to see at the end of the driving range.

GHO a bookend win for Jacobsen

Watson beats Mason in playoff at Senior British Open
TURNBERRY, Scotland -- Tom Watson credited more than his putter for his victory at the Senior British Open.

Tiger always has an audience
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- The sun became a hazy blur of yellow as it faded behind late afternoon clouds over the Pacific, and Tiger Woods was in his favorite environment - alone on the golf course.

Woods to return to old driver

Boros wins Dayton Open by three strokes

Watson beats Mason in playoff at Senior British Open

GHO a bookend win for Jacobsen
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Peter Jacobsen shot a 3-under par 67 on Sunday for a two-stroke win at the Greater Hartford Open, his first PGA Tour title in eight years.

Boros wins Dayton Open by three strokes
CENTERVILLE, Ohio -- Guy Boros birdied six of his first nine holes and shot a 5-under 67 Sunday to win the Nationwide Tour's Dayton Open by three strokes.

Campbell beats Bjorn and Hedblom in playoff

Heat is unseen foe of summer athletes

Heat is unseen foe of summer athletes
As football teams began practicing in full pads in 90-degree weather Monday, coaches were targeting a common opponent: high temperatures.

What might appear to be a yard sale sometimes isn't
We had some friends visit for the weekend. They parked their vehicles on the street in front of the house.

Entertainer Bob Hope dead at 100
LOS ANGELES -- Bob Hope, ski-nosed master of the one-liner and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, has died, less than two months after turning 100.

Trustee board works to heal church
Regarding The Augusta Chronicle's July 16 Metro story, "Trustees elect new leadership": There was a very important factual error in the piece. Trustees of First Baptist Church do not have, nor have they ever had, the power to elect new church leaders. Trustees did not and could not "name" anyone the moderator or vice moderator. Marianne Kerr, Evans, Ga.

Bush only a 'shadow of a president'

Seeks help with retiree health-insurance

Seeks help with retiree health-insurance
Recently, introduction of the legislation H.R. 1231 and S623 was announced to help retirees cope with the burden of high health-insurance cost. The National Association of Retired Federal Employees members have again been asked to contact our representatives in both the House and the Senate to sponsor this legislation. Basically, what this means is that we are asking to be treated as the current active employees in that we would like to pay our insurance with pre-tax dollars - wages excluded from both income and Social Security payroll taxes. For example, if a retiree's share of a premium is $2,000, the adjusted gross income is lowered by that amount for purposes of filing personal income taxes. Retirees would not be required to take any further action like itemizing deductions or filing special tax forms since their reported income automatically results in lower income tax under the benefit. Ken Holmes, Augusta

Bush was the right man at the right time

Project Safe Streets to come to Augusta

United States should bring troops home from Iraq now
We are finally becoming aware that our troops have put their hands into an Iraqi wasp nest and are shocked to find that they are being stung - hard. The longer we are there, the more they will sting. Allan Levene, Augusta

Applauds coliseum authority's re-hire
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority has made a great short-term move, and I applaud Joe Scott for finally showing leadership. The hiring of Larry Rogers is an excellent move based on what I have read about his past civic center leadership and common-sense management approach. I am hoping that Mr. Rogers will exemplify good management, and I ask everyone to give him at the least two years to show minimal progress. Charlie Hannah, Augusta

Project Safe Streets to come to Augusta
What a difference a president makes. I read with great satisfaction that Professor Bill Reese of Augusta State University will be overseeing a local edition of Project Safe Streets. This obvious approach to the reduction of violent crime is long overdue. Phillip Williams, Augusta

Bush only a 'shadow of a president'
Only a shadow of a president would consider the lives of our children, parents and spouses to be expendable. He is forcing the military to stay in Iraq as "policemen" when our country's past experience in Korea, Vietnam, etc., has shown our military might is in open combat, not policing. Bernard W. Clark, Keysville, Ga.

Bush was the right man at the right time
Regarding Anne Cook's July 20 letter, "War waged by Bush nothing but carnage": How small the mind the faithful Democratic believer is. How innocently they "forget the carnage" during their President Bill Clinton's push to support the carnage of abortion of the unborn children in the United States. Ms. Cook speaks of her 23-year-old grandson (who) she encourages not to support America by not fulfilling (his) obligation to serve the country of his birth. Dale Sylvester, North Augusta, S.C.

Seniors calendar

Flat laptop battery lets you compute during blackouts

In the know

For spending-slashing states, less paper and more Internet

'Dead Aim' big on gore, not on plot

Hollywood surgeon comes to Augusta

Hollywood surgeon comes to Augusta
A new TV show and a new doctor in town have one thing in common: plastic surgery.

Seniors calendar
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In the know
A brief history of the kazoo DERIVATION: Ancient Africa. Used in tribal gatherings to distort voices in storytelling and rituals.

For spending-slashing states, less paper and more Internet
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Jean Leonatti has just 20 paper copies left of the "Missouri Guide for Seniors," a catalog of available financial aid, health care and other services.

'Dead Aim' big on gore, not on plot
If you like killing zombies - and who doesn't - you're going to love Resident Evil: Dead Aim. If you prefer a game that provides an engrossing plot and something to do between zombie attacks besides trudge around a storm-tossed ocean liner, look elsewhere.

Flat laptop battery lets you compute during blackouts
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Batteries are important in this country, where blackouts disturb the peace as often as ambulance sirens and the variety of electrical outlets challenges the flavors at the ice cream shop.

Coyotes sign goalie Bierk to 1-year deal

Coyotes sign goalie Bierk to 1-year deal
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes on Monday signed goaltender Zac Bierk to a one-year contract.

Quotas' end deals blow to textiles

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK -The Brunswick and Glynn County police departments want to combine their forces.

Family's 87-year chain letter tradition wins reunion trip
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The fat manilla envelope arrives in Doug Pletcher's mailbox every year, stuffed with letters and photographs from uncles and cousins of some 24 branches of his family tree scattered from Florida to California.

News you can use

Entertainer Bob Hope dead at 100

Kid of the day

Meeting will hear opinions
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Those on both sides of the fiery debate surrounding Strom Thurmond High School's mascot - an old Southern planter with a white mustache and cane - will voice their opinions again tonight during a specially called school board meeting.

Rants and Raves
HAS THE BOARD of Tax Assessors gone to sleep? Hello, your chief appraiser never completed the 2002 digest, and now he wants to extend the 2003 digest. Some property owners will now be paying two tax bills this year (2002 and 2003). What happened to the old days when the tax digest was completed on time? To think they are trying to give him a raise in pay. Typical Richmond County.

Across the area
A gun belonging to a Dade County, Fla., sheriff's deputy was stolen from her hotel room on Washington Road.

Across Georgia
ATHENS -Cleanup workers began picking through the University of Georgia's main library Monday, surveying damage from an arson last week that contaminated many of the building's 2 million books with soot.

Post's officer returns home
Pale smoke billowed from a line of exploding cannons Monday, signaling welcome for a new deputy commanding general at Fort Gordon.

Across South Carolina
BEAUFORT - The State Ports Authority probably will retain at least part ownership of its Port Royal property even if the small facility is closed, officials said.

School board waits for results

Boy gains days to dish up snow

Office's finish is running behind
An inner-city office building is behind schedule and at risk for future delays. But who's to blame for slowing the publicly funded project depends on who's being asked, Augusta commissioners learned Monday during an administrative services committee meeting.

Fisherman is missing after boat accident
Mike Burnett thought his weekend outing on the Savannah River would be an ordinary fishing trip with his stepson and neighbors.

Across Georgia

Boy gains days to dish up snow
AIKEN - Bo Mitchell, the 8-year-old snow-cone entrepreneur, is back in business, for now.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Jazmin Loranzie MacKendree, 2, of Martinez.

Office's finish is running behind

Workers confront cloudy future
AIKEN - Mike Reilly found fulfillment with the training work he did at Savannah River Site through most of the 1990s. It's the anxiety that came with working there that he doesn't miss.

Post's officer returns home

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON -A former Upstate senator has been charged with punching a 9-year-old autistic boy, Anderson police said.

Across the area
An Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority search committee agreed Monday to recommend that lawyer J. Edward Enoch Jr. be hired as legal counsel.

Martinez man gathers clues to fight fraud
Hans Gidion's tools include a microscope and a large magnifying glass.

Rants and Raves
HAS THE BOARD of Tax Assessors gone to sleep? Hello, your chief appraiser never completed the 2002 digest, and now he wants to extend the 2003 digest. Some property owners will now be paying two tax bills this year (2002 and 2003). What happened to the old days when the tax digest was completed on time? To think they are trying to give him a raise in pay. Typical Richmond County.

Across South Carolina

Across the area

Family's 87-year chain letter tradition wins reunion trip

Camp for diabetic children offers independence, fun

Workers confront cloudy future

News you can use

Kid of the day

Across the area

Makeup of panel debated

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Bryce Biggerstaff, 4, of North Augusta.

Martinez man gathers clues to fight fraud

News you can use
JULY 28, 1943 Of approximately 40 Augusta liquor stores checked Monday and Tuesday by Office of Price Administration investigators, only one was found to be selling at ceiling prices, Perry Brannon, chief district attorney for OPA, announced last night.

Budget woes might bring property sale

Quotas' end deals blow to textiles
AIKEN - The bust that is already starting to deflate the American textile industry is markedly different from the wave of mill closures that devastated small towns across the South in the 1980s, industry experts said.

Across the southeast

Across the southeast
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. -A motor boat rammed the side of a pontoon boat carrying eight children and three adults, killing a woman and her 2-year-old daughter.

Makeup of panel debated
Though fewer than 10 people showed up for a public forum, the debate over whether to have an at-large, elected Columbia County school board chairman seems to have gained momentum.

School board waits for results
Columbia County school officials are uncertain which schools will offer pupils the choice of moving to another school this year.

News you can use
JULY 29, 1933 Jule W. Felton, deposed Georgia Public Service Commission member, criticized Augusta lawyer Roy Harris for both "jumping on the Talmadge band wagon" and attacking the "de-horned" public service commissioners.

Budget woes might bring property sale
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Some state legislators say it is time to consider selling state surplus property and act on elements of a largely ignored state audit report.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT for all the kids today, regardless of what race, who find it cool to be a gangster or a thug. That lifestyle will give them a future that involves biggie-size fries because they're not gonna make it in America if they're trying to be as bad as they want to be.

Camp for diabetic children offers independence, fun
Camp Juliet, held at Camp Daniel Marshall near Lincolnton, Ga., doesn't seem different from any other summer camp, and it shouldn't.

'Spy Kids 3-D' takes No. 1 at box office

Chris Cooper gives 'Seabiscuit' the silent treatment

'Spy Kids' adds a dimension as sequel revives 3-D flicks

Alternate ending to '28 Days Later' is darker than the first

Alternate ending to '28 Days Later' is darker than the first
NEW YORK -- As if a film about a virus that wipes out London and turns its victims into shrieking, blood-spewing zombies weren't bleak enough, "28 Days Later" now has a darker alternate ending.

'Spy Kids' adds a dimension as sequel revives 3-D flicks
SPICEWOOD, Texas -- Time to put on your cardboard glasses with the red-and-blue cellophane and dodge images leaping off the theater screen.

Chris Cooper gives 'Seabiscuit' the silent treatment
ARCADIA, Calif. -- Chris Cooper fills one of the thousands of empty seats at the Santa Anita race track, lights a cigarette and doesn't hurry to say anything.

'Spy Kids 3-D' takes No. 1 at box office
LOS ANGELES -- "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over" came in first at the box office this weekend with $32.5 million, but the mystery remained which of four contenders would come in second

Mixed results for Kirov at the Met

Pimps: The new 'gangstas' of rap

Don McLean still thankful for his piece of the American Pie
LOS ANGELES -- Thirty-two years after sealing his fate forever with one amazingly catchy 8 1/2 -minute tune, Don McLean is gingerly asked the question once again:

Don McLean still thankful for his piece of the American Pie

Original Duran Duran lineup performing after 18-year break

Pimps: The new 'gangstas' of rap
NEW YORK -- Ten years ago, it seemed as if every rapper wanted to be a gangsta. Now, everyone wants to be a pimp.

Original Duran Duran lineup performing after 18-year break
LOS ANGELES -- The members of British pop group Duran Duran were barely out of their teens in the early 1980s when their glossy music videos and danceable hits like "Hungry Like The Wolf" ruled the airwaves and MTV.

Mixed results for Kirov at the Met
NEW YORK -- The Kirov Opera is growing up fast.

Tracy turns Vancouver race into rout
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Nobody complained about Paul Tracy blocking the track in the Vancouver Molson Indy on Sunday. They couldn't get close enough to the runaway winner.

Taylor wins fifth race at Michigan 100
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Rookie Mark Taylor won the Michigan 100 on Sunday and set Infiniti Pro Series records with his third straight win and fifth victory of the season.

Barron wins Firestone Indy 400
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Alex Barron passed Sam Hornish Jr. coming out of the final turn to win the Firestone 400 on Sunday with the fastest average speed in Indy Racing League history, 180.916 mph.

Tracy turns Vancouver race into rout

Barron wins Firestone Indy 400

Newman wins at Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. -- Ryan Newman earned a degree in engineering solving problems not a whole lot different from the assignment he was handed Sunday.

Newman wins at Pocono

No ID yet of remains; search for more evidence
WACO, Texas -- Investigators collected evidence Sunday in a field where they found a decomposed body, not far from where they were searching for missing Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy.

Colleges set new rules - affirm old ones - after Baylor player's slaying
DALLAS -- In 28 seasons as a college basketball coach, Billy Tubbs never had a rule preventing players from owning guns. He will this fall.

Body identified as Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy
WACO, Texas -- Medical examiners on Sunday identified a body found in chest-high weeds near Waco as that of Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy, who had been missing since June 19.

Bethea: Quiet demeanor off field, loud hits on it

Sentimentality won't tip scales in Kasay's favor

Nelson plays catch-up after missing first day of Panthers camp

New receiver brings new dimension to offense

Keith Brooking: Throwback to a bygone era

Wilkins hopes to get back on Panthers' playing field

Cornerback breaks thumb, to miss 4-6 weeks

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THOMSON, Ga. - The Belle Meade Hunt lost its voice Sunday.

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Dr. J. Gray Dinwiddie Jr. will be remembered for his tireless effort to strengthen Augusta College through his support of its faculty, staff and students, his friends said Monday.

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Dr. J. Dinwiddie, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Shirley Perkins (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Bone (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mike Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Rose Daniels (EVANSTON, Ill.)

Mr. Gary DeWitt (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Enrique Arostegui (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Ponder (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Dr. J. Dinwiddie, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Burton (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Henderson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarke Brantley (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy Mormant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Eileen Law (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Helton (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sylvia Lancaster (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Enrique Arostegui (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Norris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Roberta Perkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Whisenant (DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.)

Mrs. Marjorie Trussell (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Coleman (PHILADELPHIA)

Mrs. Annie Smith (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Herman Breeland, Sr. (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. William Drawdy (GREENSBORO, N.C.)

Mr. Mike Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ricky Kirk (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Jean Conner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Tutt (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mr. James Vaughn Jr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin Jennings (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Bunch, Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Hodge (SUMMERTON, S.C.)

Dr. J. Dinwiddie, Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy Mormant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Roberta Perkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Gwen Garrett (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Annie Wimberly (HILLSIDE, N.J.)

Mr. Clifford Maddox (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis Gattman, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Higdon (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Wilburn Jenkins (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Margaret "Pinkie" Knox

Lance Armstrong wins record-tying fifth Tour de France title

Motorcycle racer has career renaissance

Phelps breaks fifth world record at championships

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Vargas a big winner in return to boxing

Motorcycle racer has career renaissance
Mother Nature gave Noot Irvin just enough time Sunday to show his home crowd what he can do, as he finished third in the 453 class of the rain-delayed AMA Pro Flat Track series races at Gordon Park Speedway.

Phelps breaks fifth world record at championships
BARCELONA, Spain -- Michael Phelps surpassed Mark Spitz for most individual world records set at a meet by breaking his own mark for the 400-meter individual medley Sunday at the World Swimming Championships.

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Andy Roddick pounded 16 aces with a serve that reached 135 mph and beat Paradorn Srichaphan 7-6 (2), 6-4 to win the RCA Championships on Sunday.

Agassi last member of 'tough generation to follow'
WASHINGTON -- Andre Agassi set a lofty standard for the next wave of U.S. tennis stars Monday, saying he's part of a "tough generation to follow."

Lance Armstrong wins record-tying fifth Tour de France title
PARIS -- Never did his reign look so uncertain. Never did he savor a victory quite like this one.

Overtime
USC Aiken added a sixth member to its incoming class this fall, as coach Will Condon announced the signing of middle hitter Brandy Johnson.

Vargas a big winner in return to boxing
LOS ANGELES -- Fernando Vargas has a new style and a new attitude - and both were evident in his return to the ring.

Sentimentality won't tip scales in Kasay's favor
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- If all things are equal in the battle between Carolina kickers John Kasay and Shayne Graham, the Panthers don't think Kasay has an automatic edge because of his years with the team.

Bethea: Quiet demeanor off field, loud hits on it
HOUSTON -- For years, Elvin Bethea repeatedly played down his chances of making the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Keith Brooking: Throwback to a bygone era
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Keith Brooking never saw Dick Butkus play, but he's a big fan of the Hall of Fame linebacker.

Cornerback breaks thumb, to miss 4-6 weeks
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Atlanta cornerback Tod McBride will likely miss 4-to-6 weeks after breaking his left thumb on the third day of training camp Monday.

Wilkins hopes to get back on Panthers' playing field
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Terrence Wilkins tucked his new Carolina playbook under his arm and carried it to lunch Monday.

Peete has few worries over starting spot in Carolina
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Rodney Peete wears Hollywood-cool sunglasses and flashes a friendly grin. He carries himself like a quarterback with few worries.

New receiver brings new dimension to offense
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- George Stewart can sense something special happening in his first season as the Atlanta Falcons' receivers coach.

Nelson plays catch-up after missing first day of Panthers camp
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers guard Bruce Nelson spent Sunday playing catch-up at training camp.

'Futurama' may be ending, but its past is prelude to a funny future

TV lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
Sometimes a series on a cable channel plays so well it makes you wonder how the major broadcast networks let it get away.

Banzai! Something wildly different for television this summer
NEW YORK -- Just when this summer's TV shows were about to make you doze off ...

Telemundo to air 'La Cenicienta,' reality dating show

'Futurama' may be ending, but its past is prelude to a funny future
NEW YORK -- A prediction: Viewers eons from now will give "Futurama" the credit it deserves today.

Banzai! Something wildly different for television this summer

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

Telemundo to air 'La Cenicienta,' reality dating show
LOS ANGELES -- A single mother in search of love will be featured on a reality dating show that reflects Hispanic culture, Telemundo executives said Friday.

Where to learn more about Bob Hope

Lara Croft remains an iconic enigma

Hope's jokes available online

Thanks for the memories

Five questions with Rocco Dispirito

Hope praised for verbal, physical wit in films

Georgia contest at LSU will be on TV
Georgia's Sept. 20 game at LSU will kick off at 3:30 p.m., and be broadcast on CBS.

Georgia contest at LSU will be on TV

Pinkins ready for his time at quarterback
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- He's poised, he's confident, and he's finally the man.

Pinkins ready for his time at quarterback

Xtreme calendar
New CD releases include News by Prince and Enemies of Reality by Nevermore.

Pack lightly for college stay
Students attending college for the first time have a lot to think about: new friends, new classes and new digs.

Mystery novel is captivating
How could he possibly have blown himself up? That's the only question running through Hayley's mind.

Mystery novel is captivating

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:

Audio best

Pack lightly for college stay

Question of the week
This week's question: What's your favorite way to listen to music?

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With 13 songs combining punk, country and early rock styles, Amy Honey's self-titled album is bound to appeal to a wide variety of music fans. Armed with fresh instrumentation including banjos, mandolins and clarinets, Ms. Honey possesses the ability to tell stories with her music, keeping the listener hooked until the song's very end.

Your style
THE FACTS: Calvin Norris, 16, is a rising sophomore at Cross Creek High School.

Mom-to-be shouldn't wait to reveal father's identity
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I'm pregnant, and I told two different boys they are the daddy, but I know which one is the daddy. Should I tell the other boy or just lead him on until the baby gets here? What should this 19-year-old Augusta girl do?

Mom-to-be shouldn't wait to reveal father's identity

Question of the week

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Odds and Ends

First public gay high school in the nation to open in fall