Twyla Tharp Dance returns to the Joyce Theater
NEW YORK -- There are moments in "Westerly Round," a new work by Twyla Tharp, when Western country moves blend seamlessly with classical ballet. The result is a joyous romp - and pure Tharp.

Twyla Tharp Dance returns to the Joyce Theater

Museums lure audiences with pop culture, kid-friendly themes

Museums lure audiences with pop culture, kid-friendly themes
CHICAGO -- Tyler Blunier had a choice. He could go to the Chicago museum that's home to the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered. Or he could see an exhibit with modern-day behemoths.

Showcase of lefties: Willis faces Big Unit for first time

Reds fret as trades multiply
CINCINNATI -- Twenty-four players sprawled on the grass for a pregame stretch, absolutely silent as they bent their legs into the required position.

Union unlikely to approve split schedule for Expos in 2004
MONTREAL -- Expos players and their union are unlikely to approve having the team play home games in different sites next year.

Miley finally makes it back to majors

Fantasy Baseball: It's time to ditch those players whose hot streaks turned cold
Two weeks ago, with Major League Baseball's trade deadline approaching, we compiled a list of the players most likely to rebound from subpar first halves to help your team after the All-Star break.

Showcase of lefties: Willis faces Big Unit for first time
MIAMI -- For lovers of nicknames and low-scoring games, the matchup sounds like a doozy: the D-Train against the Big Unit.

Miley finally makes it back to majors
CINCINNATI -- Dave Miley's only season in the major leagues was his worst year in baseball.

Union unlikely to approve split schedule for Expos in 2004

Fantasy Baseball: It's time to ditch those players whose hot streaks turned cold

Frustrated by losing, A-Rod would consider trade

Frustrated by losing, A-Rod would consider trade
By Stephen Hawkins Associated Press

Reds fret as trades multiply

Emma Grace Robertson
Nate and Ruth Robertson of North Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Grace Robertson, Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Fitzpatrick of Evans, Kristian Lines of Curwensville, Pa., and Mark and Carla Robertson of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Cequez Cenijee Jones

Andrew Parker Black

Joseph Karim Yechou

Sierra Meridith Metts
Brian and Meridith Metts of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Sierra Meridith Metts, Friday, July 4, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Bobby and Ilene Price of Augusta, Michael and Michelle Prior of Martinez and Olin and Dale Metts of North Augusta.

Jalon Alexander Robair

Alysia Danielle Tucker
Robert Tucker and Shannon Kennedy, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Alysia Danielle Tucker, Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hutto and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Kennedy, all of Hephzibah, and Mr. and Mrs. William C. Tucker of Augusta.

Evan Lee Welch

Sarah Raquel Dearman
Terry and Allison Dearman of North Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Sarah Raquel Dearman, Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Connie Stone and Billy Bagwell, both of Bath, Robert C. Dearman of Trenton, S.C., and Rosa Eaton of Biloxi, Miss.

Emma Grace Robertson

Christopher Kenneth Felder

Matthew Aaron Carson

Andrew Parker Black
Garrett and Becky Black of Evans announce the birth of a son, Andrew Parker Black, Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Postell of Evans and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Black of Martinez.

Sarah Raquel Dearman

Tyles James Smiley
Tony T. and LaTonia L. Smiley of Hephzibah announce the birth of a son, Tyles James Smiley, Monday, July 7, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Wright of Roswell, Ga., Lannis B. Lee Sr. and Sadie Smiley, both of Augusta, and the late James H. Smiley Sr.

Jack Grayson Winge

Jack Grayson Winge
Casey and Jennifer Winge of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Jack Grayson Winge, Sunday, June 15, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are David and Pat Burg of Evans and Richard and Judy Winge of Hephzibah.

Landyn James Biggs

Matthew Aaron Carson
Stephen and Amy Carson of Evans announce the birth of a son, Matthew Aaron Carson, Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Dwain and Marilyn Edwards of Martinez and Mike and Shirli Carson of Cameron, N.C.

Chandler Jeffrey Partl

Nathaniel Thomas Dunn
Bryan and Lacie Dunn of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Nathaniel Thomas Dunn, Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Samie Irvine and Thomas and Judy Dunn, all of Martinez, and Peggy Green of Georgetown, S.C.

Alysia Danielle Tucker

Thomas Edward Cadle

Emma Frances Stockton

James Howard Gambrell

Morgan Julia Drew

Chandler Jeffrey Partl
Jeff and Rachel Partl of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, Chandler Jeffrey Partl, Monday, July 14, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Bolton of Leesville, La., and Kurt Partl of Jensen Beach, Fla.

Timesha Santrial Henley

Jalon Alexander Robair
Alexander and Diondra Robair of Hephzibah announce the birth of a son, Jalon Alexander Robair, Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Ellena Smith, the late Eugene Miller III, and Alfred and Gwendolyn Robair, all of New Orleans.

Calvin DeShawn Black III

Gracie Lane Sidener
Dennis and Wendy Sidener of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Gracie Lane Sidener, Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are John McDowell of Johnston, S.C., and Angela Flynn and Mr. and Mrs. Tony James, all of Augusta.

Peter Wells Gibson

Emma Frances Stockton
Matthew D. and Kim B. Stockton of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Frances Stockton, Thursday, July 10, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Boozer of Augusta, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Reynolds of Albany, Ga., and Patti Holton of Waynesboro, Ga.

Brianna Marie Hogue

Evan Lee Welch
Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Welch of Harlem announce the birth of a son, Evan Lee Welch, Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Albright and Mr. and Mrs. Julian Welch, all of Harlem.

Sky Bryant Crane

Joseph Karim Yechou
Karim and Amy Yechou of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Joseph Karim Yechou, Thursday, July 10, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Edward and Cathy Basey of Evans and Mohammed and Fatima Yechou of Agadir, Morocco.

Jayden DeVaughn Jenkins

Thomas Edward Cadle
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Cadle of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Thomas Edward Cadle, Thursday, July 17, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Ward and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cadle, all of Augusta.

Gracie Lane Sidener

Sky Bryant Crane
Anthony and Toni L. Crane of Bath announce the birth of a son, Sky Bryant Crane, Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Tela Dove and Kim R. James, both of Taylors, S.C., Stanley Crane of Jessup, Ga., Patricia Reynolds and Hilman and Joyce Mathis, all of Bath.

James Howard Gambrell
Glen H. Gambrell and Robin E. Carroll, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, James Howard Gambrell, Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Jean Clements and Bobby Carroll, both of Augusta, Juanita Gambrell of Tybee Island, Ga., and the late James T. Gambrell.

Morgan Julia Drew
Phillip D. and Julie A. Drew of Blythe announce the birth of a daughter, Morgan Julia Drew, Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Michael Farabee of Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. John Drew of Waynesboro, Ga.

Peter Wells Gibson
Ethan and Cynthia Gibson of Evans announce the birth of a son, Peter Wells Gibson, Friday, July 11, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Dr. James D. Key and Janice C. Key of Dallas, and Peter and Valerie Gibson of Signal Mountain, Tenn.

Roberto Keon Bussey

Timesha Santrial Henley
Kenneth S. and Valerie Hensley of Beech Island announce the birth of a daughter, Timesha Santrial Henley, Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Evelyn C. Laney and Charles and Ella Johnson, all of Beech Island, and the late Vick Laney Jr.

Nathaniel Thomas Dunn

Brianna Marie Hogue
Amber Hogue of Augusta announces the birth of a daughter, Brianna Marie Hogue, Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparent is Connie Hogue of Augusta.

Sierra Meridith Metts

Calvin DeShawn Black III
Calvin D. Black II and Carla A. Dorsey, both of Martinez, announce the birth of a son, Calvin DeShawn Black III, Friday, June 6, 2003, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Bennie Dorsey and Gertrude Dorsey, both of Appling, and Calvin and Charlene Black of Martinez.

Tyles James Smiley

Jayden DeVaughn Jenkins
Brent and Veleda Jenkins of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Jayden DeVaughn Jenkins, Monday, July 7, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Brenson and Carla Alford and Terri and Debbie Jenkins, all of Augusta.

Cequez Cenijee Jones
LaSharon D. Jones of Augusta announces the birth of a son, Cequez Cenijee Jones, Monday, July 14, 2003 at University Hospital.

Landyn James Biggs
David K. and Destiny A. Biggs of Grovetown announce the birth of a son, Landyn James Biggs, Thursday, June 19, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Evelyn Hathorn of Evans, Audrey Sherrod of Augusta and the late David James Biggs.

Christopher Kenneth Felder
Melissa W. Felder of North Augusta announces the birth of a son, Christopher Kenneth Felder, Sunday, July 20, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Freddie and Mary W. Felder of North Augusta, and Ruth Woods and Beatrice Felder, both of Blackville, S.C.

Roberto Keon Bussey
Roberto A. Bussey and Sheba K. McCall, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Roberto Keon Bussey, Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Vivian McCall and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mincey, all of Augusta.

Rapist unsentenced for years despite guilty plea
BENTON, Ark. -- A man who pleaded guilty to raping a 12-year-old girl in 1997 but was inexplicably never sentenced, despite subsequent arrests, will finally face justice.

Odds and Ends
LAS VEGAS -- Aristotelis Belavilas got so fed up waiting three hours to see his doctor that he left and headed for his lawyer.

Odds and Ends
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Airport security workers went under water to perform a sea cow security scan.

Tampa truck-stop propreitors defy smoking ban
TAMPA, Fla. -- John and Wava Saunders are cultivating a reputation as brazen outlaws among the long-haul truckers who patronize their diner off Interstate 4.

Red-hot Giles keys Braves win

Journeyman humbles Braves
ATLANTA - Sometimes, you lose to the best. And sometimes you lose to a guy who is in his second tour with his eighth big-league team.

Red-hot Giles keys Braves win
ATLANTA - He lacks the glamour of batting champions and MVPs with whom he shares space in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse, but Marcus Giles won't take a back seat to anyone when it comes to swinging a bat.

Braves may trade for bullpen help
ATLANTA - Reinforcements are coming for the Atlanta Braves and their John Smoltz-then-anybody's-guess bullpen.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - How hot is Atlanta second baseman Marcus Giles?

Hard work pays off for Atlanta's hitting coach

Braves may trade for bullpen help

Braves notebook

Journeyman humbles Braves

Hard work pays off for Atlanta's hitting coach
ATLANTA - What does a hitting coach do when the offense collects 66 hits and scores 43 runs in its past four games?

Auto fuel economy boost is rejected by Senate

Consumer confidence drops sharply in July
NEW YORK -- Consumers, nervous about rising unemployment, lost confidence in their economic prospects in July, resulting in a sharp, unexpected drop in sentiment, according to the latest Conference Board survey.

Textile industry's future rests upon innovation

Business briefs

Social Security overhaul needed, GAO says

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Credit bureau Equifax agreed to pay $250,000 to resolve allegations that it didn't do enough to answer calls from consumers inquiring about their credit reports, federal regulators said Wednesday.

Business briefs

Money decisions test teenagers at college
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - As Allison Fields prepares for her freshman year at the University of Florida, her family makes sure she has everything she needs.

Fuel economy increases for cars, SUVs considered
WASHINGTON -- Two of every five barrels of oil go into gasoline in this country, a fact weighing on a Senate debate over reducing motorists' fuel use.

Mexican factory produces world's last Volkswagen bug
PUEBLA, Mexico -- Volkswagen is saying goodbye to its icon, the Beetle, ending production and sparking an international battle among collectors who want a final reminder of the car that was popular with everyone from post-World War II suburbanites to hippies.

Social Security overhaul needed, GAO says
WASHINGTON -- The sooner Congress addresses the inevitable decline in Social Security revenue when baby boomers begin retiring in five years, the easier it will be for future generations to keep the system afloat, congressional investigators say.

Textile industry's future rests upon innovation
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's an oft-told tale in North Carolina in recent years - another textile plant shuts down, more jobs are shipped overseas, a mill town loses its commercial heart.

Hormel fights to defend Spam name

Business briefs
WILMINGTON, Del. - Chemical giant DuPont Co. reported a 24 percent jump in second-quarter earnings Tuesday as gains in its agriculture and nutrition division helped offset higher raw material costs in textiles and other business segments.

Money decisions test teenagers at college

E-Z-Go rolls out new vehicle
When E-Z-Go's factory cranked back up Monday after its annual summer shutdown, a new vehicle rolled off the line.

Mexican factory produces world's last Volkswagen bug

Point, click, grocery shop
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Say you've got a hankering for pickled lambs' tongues. You've tried your local supermarket but walked out empty-handed. Now, thanks to the Internet, your salvation is at hand. Online grocery shopping is here - again.

Bush economic team hits the road to promote tax cuts

Group hoping to draw people
After years of increasing the monetary goal for its annual fund-raising campaign, the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce is tossing out its old targets.

Hormel fights to defend Spam name
AUSTIN, Minn. -- Hormel Foods has a message for a Seattle software company: Stop, in the name of Spam!

Consumer confidence drops sharply in July

Auto fuel economy boost is rejected by Senate
WASHINGTON -- A new energy agenda being fashioned by the Senate will do little to force automakers to substantially increase fuel economy, although cars and SUVs gobble up 40 percent of the oil that is used daily in the United States.

Point, click, grocery shop

E-Z-Go rolls out new vehicle

Fuel economy increases for cars, SUVs considered

Bush economic team hits the road to promote tax cuts
MILWAUKEE -- President Bush's economic team traveled through America's heartland Tuesday seeking to dispel gloom with a forecast that the U.S. economy is poised to come roaring back, aided by the president's tax cut package.

Shula learning Tide's ropes
HOOVER, Ala. - Maybe if Mike Price had lasted until SEC Media Days, he would have understood.

Colleges enjoy NFL camp time

Shula learning Tide's ropes

SEC chief sees end to probation
HOOVER, Ala. - Expecting 12 Southeastern Conference schools to stay clean is something akin to asking the Three Stooges to kick clumsiness.

Colleges enjoy NFL camp time
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Not everyone's happy when the NFL Carolina Panthers make their annual training camp appearance at Wofford College.

Wildcats put faith in Brooks

Tweaking BCS has SEC's OK
HOOVER, Ala. - Considering Mike Slive's predecessor is the architect of the Bowl Championship Series, it is no surprise that the Southeastern Conference commissioner is emphatic in his disdain for a college football playoff system.

SEC chief sees end to probation

'Halo rule' out of college football

Big 12's Weiberg to become BCS coordinator by July 2004
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Big 12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg will become the Bowl Championship Series coordinator by July 2004.

Wildcats put faith in Brooks
HOOVER, Ala. - Kentucky coach Rich Brooks will enter the Southeastern Conference this year the same way Georgia's Mark Richt did two years ago - a lifetime believer in the one-quarterback system who feels compelled to play two quarterbacks.

'Halo rule' out of college football
HOOVER, Ala. -- College football will eliminate the "halo rule" this season, forcing punt returners to call a fair catch if they don't want to be hit.

Big 12's Weiberg to become BCS coordinator by July 2004

Lab report says Dennehy died of gunshot wound

Bullet dodged, for now
Gun makers seemingly dodged a bullet this month when a Brooklyn federal judge threw out an NAACP case against the gun industry. The NAACP, Judge Jack Weinstein ruled, did not prove its members were "uniquely harmed" - that is, harmed differently from anyone else - by the defendants through illegal availability of guns in New York.

The California model
It is one thing to go out and get a million-plus Californians to sign a petition to recall an unpopular governor. The thinking of the people signing the petition is that maybe somebody better will come along.

Norwood vs. Corps

Let students decide

Let students decide
Some things never die. The ghosts of yesterday have risen once again, haunting new generations of Strom Thurmond High School with the travesties of the past.

Norwood vs. Corps
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., has upped the ante in his ongoing "border war" with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Last week he introduced H.R. 2753 which simply reads: "To direct the secretary of the Army to convey certain land in Georgia and South Carolina to the counties in which the land is located, and for other purposes."

Bullet dodged, for now

Standing ovations
The Young Artists Repertoire Theatre company will present a stage adaptation of the classic television spy satire Get Smart at 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday at Goodwill Commons, Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez.

Extras, extras
Heading to the video store this weekend? Here's a preview of some of the extras on new DVD releases:

Austrians rediscover Schwarzenegger
VIENNA, Austria -- It's a question that's got Austria abuzz: Will the Terminator become the Governator?

Silver City offers diversity
Jeff Paul has struck gold in downtown Augusta with Silver City.

Rock climbing hits new heights
Fear. It's what drives most people away from whatever it is they are afraid of. But for Siva, a rock climbing instructor in Aiken, it's what pulls her closer to the rock.

We asked people..."What was the best movie you've seen this year?"
"Finding Nemo. I thought Dori was hilarious. I laughed through the whole movie." Lisa Jenkins with Michelle, 10, and Matthew, 8

Did You Know?
It is important for children to review their own test results. They can learn from graded exam papers. They will show where they had difficulty and, perhaps, why. this is especially important for classes where the material builds from one section to the next, as in math.

From the editor
When the new Harry Potter book came out a few weeks ago Ben and I were among the first in line.

What to do
Hopeland Gardens Summer Concert Series, Monday, July 28 Presenting the Chris Mangelly Quintet featuring Cluese Blanchard. Performances held at Hopeland Gardens in Aiken. Bring a chair or blanket. Begins at 7 p.m. For information, call (803) 642-7631.

What's a parent to do.
Things parents can do to help prepare their child for school.

90 things to do this summer
Make a cardboard city out of large, empty boxes (free from appliance stores)

Mom TV: Going around in circles
My week at the beach last month was anything BUT a vacation... it felt more like boot camp! My sister and I took off with our five kids (ages 5-10) and our mother, but our husbands stayed behind. Little did I know what I was setting myself up for!

The logic of four children
We wanted a big family from the start. Even before we were married, Lorin and I talked about how we could contribute to the world population explosion.

Don't miss these events in August
Head downtown for First Friday from 5-10 p.m.

Family Chronicles rack locations
Real Families. Real Issues. Monthly. Get your FREE copy in these rack locations.

Teaching children how to pick fresh food
We have a supermarket mantra that my children have been able to repeat on command since they were in preschool. I say, "What's Mommy's rule about buying fish?" Then, my children respond, "If the store smells like stinky fish, don't buy fish there!"

Family scrapbook
Matthew Moses and Jay Price at the Challenge of Sports British Soccer Camp at the Family

What children should be able to do as they enter each grade
Year by year, your children have to master skills to move to the next grade in school and advance academically.

Backpack shouldn't mean backache
The modern-day book bag is one of the most frequently purchased and used school supplies. It holds everything from pencils and erasers to books, toys, lunches and even pets.

Wild Blue Youngster
Ethan Nelson, now 5, really enjoys his blue superman ice cream.

Create a batik tee
Kids love making something they can wear - and this "batik-like" technique is fun, easy and the results are great.

Smoke for thought
Having involved parents - those who know a lot about their children's friends, activities, and how they're doing in school-can help children overcome peer influence to start smoking, according to a study by a researcher at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Workers can expect very limited pay raises this year and next
NEW YORK -- Employers are dispensing notably smaller pay raises this year - well below the 4 percent-plus increases routine before the economy lost its footing - and workers should not expect much improvement in 2004.

Workers can expect very limited pay raises this year and next

Stocks fall on drop in consumer confidence
NEW YORK -- An unexpected and sharp decline in consumer confidence jolted Wall Street Tuesday, sending stocks lower on investor fears of a stumbling economy in the months ahead.

Asian flavor component is full-bodied

Poppy Seeds is spicy treat
If you're in the mood for lunch with flair, ride down to Poppy Seeds off Walton Way. You won't regret it.

Dining out

Small portions
Savory fruit soups can be spicy, too - think curry or ginger - or herby, with cooling basil, mint, or tarragon. Fruit soups are a fitting counterpoint to grilled shrimp or chicken.

Poppy Seeds is spicy treat

Tuna brings out best in wood-plank cooking
Grilling on a wood plank keeps food moist and gives it a mild, smoky flavor. Try it for fish, pork and beef.

Tuna brings out best in wood-plank cooking

Asian flavor component is full-bodied
WASHINGTON - The flavor component known as umami is unfamiliar to many Westerners, but Southeast Asian cooks have used it for many years to give food a richer taste without adding fat.

Dining out
Mini reviews of area restaurants.

Small portions

Eagles picked to repeat
GREENVILLE, S.C. - No one's expecting a rebuilding season at Georgia Southern. The construction of a championship football team was nearly completed last season.

In new surroundings, Georgia Tech braces for more losses
ATLANTA -- While Georgia Tech reveled in the glitzy amenities of its expanded football stadium, coach Chan Gailey revealed some sobering news Wednesday - the Yellow Jackets could lose more players to academic problems.

Stadium work nearing completion
ATLANTA - In the great Atlantic Coast Conference arms race, better known as facility upgrades, Georgia Tech has nearly finished its latest salvo: a $60 million renovation project on Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Georgia Tech hires former Clemson athletic director
ATLANTA -- Bobby Robinson, who stepped down last June as athletic director at Clemson, was hired Wednesday as senior associate athletic director at Georgia Tech.

Eagles picked to repeat

Stadium work nearing completion

In new surroundings, Georgia Tech braces for more losses

Family Chronicles rack locations

Georgia Tech hires former Clemson athletic director

GreenJackets on deck
Today-Thursday: at Lake County Captains (Indians).

Strange journey brings Brisson back to Augusta
Dustin Brisson has come full circle, though his journey through the minors with two organizations must feel more like a ride on a boomerang.

Captains hammer Jackets
EASTLAKE, Ohio - A matchup of the best and worst teams in the South Atlantic League went as expected Tuesday night.

GreenJackets fall again to Captains
The Augusta GreenJackets have one more shot at powerful Lake County.

Mathematics is necessary even if you hate math

Life has changed for Ben Curtis

Fan crosses ropes to kiss Tiger at Buick Open
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Michelle Fisher got what she wanted, and a little more.

Nicklaus gives a peek at Tahoe's next golf jewel

Sorenstam targets career Grand Slam
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- For someone who is so good at her game that she has even played against the top men in golf, Annika Sorenstam hasn't much else to achieve.

Hotel steps in as new LPGA sponsor in Tulsa

For Woods, the majors are all about opportunity
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- All he had to do was make pars at Royal St. George's and Tiger Woods might have captured the silver claret jug.

A trophy with a business card

A trophy with a business card
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- The next player to win the U.S. Open might find a business card taped to the bottom of the trophy.

Woods gears up for PGA Championship at Buick Open
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Despite the constant references from others about a slump, Tiger Woods believes his year has been a success.

Nicklaus gives a peek at Tahoe's next golf jewel
TRUCKEE, Calif. -- The 18th hole at Old Greenwood rises softly up a hillside, with breathtaking views of Mount Pluto behind it. The fairway climbs past lavish mountain homes to a picturesque green in front of a spectacular clubhouse.

Monday Night Golf not going anywhere
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- Not even Tiger Woods and three top players could stop the television ratings from sliding in Monday Night Golf.

Hotel steps in as new LPGA sponsor in Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. -- A hotel owner's sponsorship of the LPGA Tour stop in Tulsa could secure the tournament's future through 2006.

Sorenstam targets career Grand Slam

Life has changed for Ben Curtis
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- In less than two weeks, Ben Curtis has gone from an unknown rookie on the PGA Tour to someone famous enough to be invited into the White House and onto David Letterman's show.

Monday Night Golf not going anywhere

Woods gears up for PGA Championship at Buick Open

Fan crosses ropes to kiss Tiger at Buick Open

For Woods, the majors are all about opportunity

Strange journey brings Brisson back to Augusta

Captains hammer Jackets

GreenJackets fall again to Captains

GreenJackets on deck

Rework leftovers into a delicious dinner
Leftovers get a bad rap. Instead of looking at leftovers as something to reheat in the microwave, I like to get creative with them.

Rework leftovers into a delicious dinner

Body of missing fisherman found
The body of a 23-year-old Augusta man missing since a weekend boating accident was recovered Wednesday from the Savannah River, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Public release of low performing school test scores to be delayed
ATLANTA -- Many parents won't know until after school starts if their children are attending a low performing school and could be eligible to transfer to a higher performing one at no cost.

Expensive freeway short on exits
South Carolina legislators say they'll take what they can get. Well, what did they get for South Carolina and Aiken County? They got a $300 million freeway that has one exit in the state of South Carolina and that exit is seven-tenths of a mile from Broad Street in Augusta. Jack F. Montgomery, North Augusta, S.C.

Support Bush instead of spewing hate

Sensational reporting upsets family
I must respond to The Augusta Chronicle's July 13 news article, "Crash kills 1, injures 11," written by Sara Bancroft. She quoted a bystander's concerns about the deceased victim lying on concrete for an hour and a half waiting for the coroner. She further quoted the woman as saying, "Animal control moves a dead deer quicker than that." Sue R. Townsend, Aiken, S.C.

Support Bush instead of spewing hate
For too long, we have all read the moronic, sore-loser rantings of all the Cooks in The Augusta Chronicle, but her July 20 letter shows just how badly Anne Cook wants to get another Democrat, any Democrat, back into the White House ("War waged by Bush nothing but carnage"). This time, she calls the war in Iraq "President George W. Bush's carnage." Terri Toole, Aiken, S.C.

Compares fate of fire tax money to that of storm water fees
After returning from the doctor where my wife had eye surgery, I was not in a good mood until I read your editorial on July 16, "Burn fire fees; OK tax." Donald L. McLeod, Grovetown, Ga.

Event brings tourists, supports boxing

How expendable are Aiken residents?
The Chronicle reported July 20 that Aiken's growing retirement community has attracted people prone to questioning the status quo ("Retirees flock to Aiken"). Because these questions accompany advocacy of slower and smarter growth, some long-time Aikenites are worried about future economic growth.Don Moniak, Aiken, S.C.

Explains to Democrats why they shouldn't be whining about Bush
Well, there they go again. I am referring, of course, to the whining letters to the editor from Lowell Greenbaum (July 13, "President Bush deserves punishment for WMD deception") and Anne Cook (July 20, "War waged by Bush nothing but carnage"). I wonder if these two know how to have a rational thought between them. Don Christian, Hephzibah, Ga.

How expendable are Aiken residents?

Supports Bush's action toward Iraq

Explains to Democrats why they shouldn't be whining about Bush

Expensive freeway short on exits

Compares fate of fire tax money to that of storm water fees

Bush must change his spending
The South must not continue to be taken for granted by the GOP and President George W. Bush's great deficit-spending policies - not that this region has a political home with the bedfellows sleeping with the Democrats, such as gay-rights activists and other such ultra-left voting blocs as found in California and Massachusetts. Bob L. Gordy, Louisville, Ga.

Supports Bush's action toward Iraq
Lowell Greenbaums's letter of July 13, "President Bush deserves punishment for WMD deception," is great fodder for his fellow ill-informed, liberal Democrats. Frank Scharite, Augusta

Bush must change his spending

Sensational reporting upsets family

Event brings tourists, supports boxing
This is to acknowledge the outstanding job that was accomplished by the Augusta Recreational Department and Boxing Club, especially Tom Beck and Tom Moraetes, in the execution of the Ringside Augusta Summer Boxing Classic. I know that Mr. Beck has helped to bring many amateur boxing events to the city of Augusta, and this is just another example of his dedication to the community and the sport. John Brown, Lenexa, Kan.

Capsules

Family scrapbook

Wild Blue Youngster

We asked people..."What was the best movie you've seen this year?"

What's a parent to do.

Readers capture their moments in the sun

90 things to do this summer

The logic of four children

In the know

Not everyone likes color pictures

Health and fitness calendar

Small device has big functions

Create a batik tee

Star power fills Gap in fashion

Don't miss these events in August

What children should be able to do as they enter each grade

Did You Know?

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Mom TV: Going around in circles

Not everyone likes color pictures
These days, it's relatively easy for photo enthusiasts without a wet darkroom to get into black-and-white photography. We can do that with black-and-white one-time-use cameras, 35-mm chromogenic films (color films that produce black-and-white pictures), and by converting the color digital images that we take with our digital cameras into black-and-white pictures in the digital darkroom.

In the know
ABC's Emmy Award-winning talk show The View is launching a contest that will send the show to a viewer's hometown that is involved in a "charitable community project."

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

In the know
Bounty wants to make some "roll" models. The paper-towel maker is introducing Bounty Activity Prints just in time for the school season. The prints will feature Clifford the Big Red Dog, I Spy and The Magic School Bus.

Star power fills Gap in fashion
NEW YORK - When you're working with Madonna and Missy Elliott, you never know what you're going to get - and that's just what Gap wanted.

Readers capture their moments in the sun
Summertime means sun, water and a chance to get it all on film.

Capsules
Music lessons may boost children's ability to remember words.

Small device has big functions
Equipping a small or home office used to cost a bit of money and a lot of patience if you wanted the basics - copier, fax, scanner, printer. Now it's around $200 for the shooting match, and Lexmark is offering it in one 22-pound widget.

Schools add denim to dress code
Sales of jeans are expected to jump this year in Richmond County.

Savannah wants to limit cruising

Couple reports home invasion
An elderly Augusta couple reported that they were the victims of a home invasion Monday night, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Judges hears testimony in FOI lawsuit against sheriff's office

Testing expert testifies state provides unequal education

Chambliss calls for crackdown on use

North Greenville professor says beliefs cost him job
GREENVILLE, S.C.-- A former North Greenville College art professor has sued the school, saying he was fired because he belongs to an organization that seeks the independence of Southern people.

Riverwalk fountain will reopen at last

Panel hears pavilion plan

Perdue: Savannah can expect protests during G-8 summit

Airport receives insurance offer

Budget theory targets buses
COLUMBIA - The state's Education Department might be able to save money by privatizing its school bus system, Gov. Mark Sanford suggested during a budget hearing Wednesday.

Across South Carolina

Metal contamination leads to bread recall
THOMASVILLE, Ga. - Baked-goods manufacturer Flowers Foods Inc. said Wednesday it is recalling roughly 150,000 loaves of bread, hot dog buns and breadsticks because they may contain pieces of metal.

Perdue: Savannah can expect protests during G-8 summit
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Savannah will be a likely target for protests when next summer's G-8 summit is held on a secluded resort island more than 60 miles away, Gov. Sonny Perdue said Tuesday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -State wildlife officials have banned the commercial harvest of seven of South Carolina's most common freshwater turtle species amid fears that a growing appetite for turtle meat in Southeast Asia could wipe the reptiles out.

Schools add denim to dress code

Across Georgia
MACON -An Elberton man who pleaded guilty to possessing 805 unregistered grenades was sentenced to prison Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Macon.

Woman cries out over loud stereos

Meat seller lost school business
AIKEN - An Orangeburg food distributor whose general manager has been indicted on federal meat inspection violations once had contracts with several South Carolina public school districts but doesn't do business with them now, state education officials said Wednesday.

Across the area

News you can use
JULY 31, 1913 The unsuccessful attempt by Ty Cobb to have a spectator removed from the stands at Philadelphia on Tuesday during the Detroit-Athletics baseball game is to be made the subject of an investigation by the Baseball Players' Fraternity.

Storm strands residents

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Sydney Alexia Smith, 4, of Augusta.

State employee helped homeless man find real identity

State employee helped homeless man find real identity
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Nigel Smith woke up by the side of the road in Baltimore a year ago with no memory. He wandered to the South Carolina Lowcountry in an fog of amnesia.

Teen donates hair for children's wigs

Testing expert testifies state provides unequal education
MANNING, S.C. -- South Carolina has failed to provide equal educational opportunity to poor students and school districts, according to testimony Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging the way the state pays for education.

Rants and Raves
TO ALL THE people complaining about George W. Bush and the administration in Washington: Move to Canada.

Storm strands residents
Heavy rain from an afternoon thunderstorm flooded Augusta streets and pushed Rae's Creek up its bank, turning the waterway into a roiled rapid.

Rants and Raves
TO ALL THE people complaining about George W. Bush and the administration in Washington: Move to Canada.

Arrest made in library arson
ATHENS, Ga. - A 19-year-old man has been charged with the July 23 arson fire that caused more than $1.5 million in damage the University of Georgia's Main Library.

Judges hears testimony in FOI lawsuit against sheriff's office
UNION, S.C. -- A judge has heard the Freedom of Information Act case against the Union County sheriff's office and says he will rule at a later date.

Woman cries out over loud stereos
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Most days at Patrice Thomas' house there is a pound, pound, pounding on her home from the outside.

Across the area

Turtles emerge from island's lone nest

School board postpones mascot decision

Riverwalk fountain will reopen at last
A downtown street fountain that has been dry since the summer of 2001 will be up and running Saturday, public works officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

News you can use

Panel hears pavilion plan
An Atlanta promoter who touts his involvement in the development of Lakewood Amphitheater - not to mention his touring days with Diana Ross - said he wants to build a 22,500-seat amphitheater in south Augusta, not just because this is his hometown, but because he believes it will work.

Budget theory targets buses

Missing woman's car turns up at hospital
An employee of University Hospital told authorities Wednesday morning that she found the car of a missing Augusta woman at a hospital parking deck, authorities said.

State panel considers ideas to rescue HOPE

Turtles emerge from island's lone nest
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Confused by the lights of beachfront homes, a passel of newborn loggerhead sea turtles were safely shepherded to the sea by volunteers who had been baby-sitting the island's sole turtle nest for a week.

Public release of low performing school test scores to be delayed

Airport receives insurance offer
Preston Sizemore, the president of Sizemore Security, visited the Augusta Aviation Commission's finance committee meeting Wednesday with one goal in mind - to continue providing law enforcement for Augusta Regional Airport.

Gun searches frustrate police

Official asks for business travelers
It was a Continental breakfast, with eggs, bacon, a message of thanks and a challenge to Augusta-area businesses.

News you can use

Across the area
The body of a 23-year-old Augusta man missing since a weekend boating accident was recovered Wednesday from the Savannah River, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Deck of most wanted finds home-front fans

Rants and Raves
MY HEART GOES OUT to this elderly man who killed all these people by hitting his accelerator instead of his brakes, but don't judge all older drivers by just a few accidents. Many older drivers are more cautious and better drivers than young ones. If you check the papers each day, you will see the wrecks the young ones cause by driving on drugs and fast driving.

Official asks for business travelers

Foundation to give funds to move historic house

Across South Carolina

Small store fights big

Retailers gear up for event

Family rejoices in wounded man's return

North Greenville professor says beliefs cost him job

Police seek witnesses in library arson case

School board postpones mascot decision
JOHNSTON, S.C. - In a standing-room-only Edgefield County school board meeting Tuesday night, board members decided to delay making a final decision on the fate of Strom Thurmond High School's mascot and nickname.

Couple reports home invasion

Retailers gear up for event
Want a tax-free handbag to go with that new tax-free school dress?

Hospitals battle nurse shortage
It could be as simple as knowing where to find gloves, or as complex as working the computerized drug dispenser to get medication for a patient. Even after completing nursing school at the Medical College of Georgia in May, Crissy Henderson was glad to be put back into class.

Teen donates hair for children's wigs
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Marie Hines made a drastic change in her appearance that most teenagers - let alone a cheerleader starting her junior year - wouldn't dream of making three weeks before school starts: She had 14.5 inches of flowing brown hair lopped off.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -The founder of the state's chapter of the Christian Coalition wants the U.S. House seat that Rep. Jim DeMint will vacate to run for the Senate.

Gintoli: Mental illness should be treated same as other ailments
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A fully integrated health care system that includes treatment for mental illness could reduce the stigma associated with emotional disorders, Mental Health Department director George Gintoli says.

Police seek witnesses in library arson case
ATHENS, Ga. - Investigators have located and spoken with three potential witnesses to the arson fire that heavily damaged the University of Georgia's Main Library last week, according to UGA Police Chief Chuck Horton.

Across the area
Augusta authorities are still looking for a woman who has been missing since July 11, when she left work telling her co-workers she was sick.

Company is indicted over meat

Gintoli: Mental illness should be treated same as other ailments

Hospitals battle nurse shortage

Kid of the day

News you can use
JULY 30, 1923 AIKEN - A man giving his name as Harper and his address as Savannah was arrested here yesterday and charged with wrecking a passing car near Monetta, badly injuring two of its four passengers.

Area utility may opt to spray waste

Federal court to decide lawsuits
The lawsuits filed by the survivors of three men killed in a March 2001 explosion at the BP Amoco plant will stay in federal court, a judge ruled this month.

Company is indicted over meat
AIKEN - The general manager of an Orangeburg, S.C., food distributor that has bid on public school contracts across South Carolina, including in Aiken County, was indicted this month on federal meat inspection violations that could see his business fined as much as $500,000.

UGA students seek study place
ATHENS, Ga. - More than 2,000 students a day who used the University of Georgia's Main Library before a fire closed the facility July 23 have been forced to find another quiet place to study and research for the rest of the summer session.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Douglas Rashad McCain, 8 months, of North Augusta.

Deck of most wanted finds home-front fans
Walter Whitmore has a full house - three aces and two kings - of marked cards in his deck.

Foundation to give funds to move historic house
ATHENS, Ga. - If the move is deemed feasible, a private foundation has agreed to provide $1.5 million to help bring the Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb House, now at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta, back to Athens.

Area utility may opt to spray waste
AIKEN - A private sewer provider that has been cited repeatedly with polluting local waterways has plans to ignore the remedy recommended by environmental regulators, a company spokesman said Tuesday.

Small store fights big
WAGENER - In a world where behemoths such as Wal-Mart and The Home Depot rule the retailing universe - turning the Main Streets of small towns into wastelands of empty storefronts - Tyler Brothers Hardware not only survives but it also thrives.

State panel considers ideas to rescue HOPE
ATLANTA - Making it tougher for students to earn a HOPE scholarship and requiring those students to pay for their own books and fees are just two of the ideas being considered by a panel working to preserve Georgia's popular college-aid program.

Chambliss calls for crackdown on use
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, of Georgia, says some American companies are exploiting visa laws that allow them to hire immigrants with certain professional skills, and he contends that these loopholes are handing top-flight American jobs to foreign workers.

Rants and Raves
MY HEART GOES OUT to this elderly man who killed all these people by hitting his accelerator instead of his brakes, but don't judge all older drivers by just a few accidents. Many older drivers are more cautious and better drivers than young ones. If you check the papers each day, you will see the wrecks the young ones cause by driving on drugs and fast driving.

Family rejoices in wounded man's return
After an airplane rolled into Gate 3 at Augusta Regional Airport on Tuesday, the Monaco family waited for Spc. Steven Monaco, 19, to descend.

Kid of the day

Arrest made in library arson

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A State Court judge from Gwinnett County, who was suspended after a television crew taped him drinking and driving, told the station that he would resign after being confronted with driving on a suspended license.

Savannah wants to limit cruising
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The city is considering an anti-cruising ordinance amid complaints that slow-moving joy riders are clogging downtown streets and keeping residents awake into the early morning.

Gun searches frustrate police
Keeping guns away from children is a no-brainer, but keeping a gun's serial and model numbers should be just as common, police say.

Does Gamecocks' absence symbolize what's to come?
HOOVER, Ala. - In a coincidental extension of the second half of the 2002 football season, Lou Holtz and the South Carolina contingent did not show up Wednesday at the SEC Media Days.

SEC is counting on strong ties that bind
HOOVER, Ala. - No matter how many times the question was rephrased, Mike Slive was consistently emphatic.

Mathematics is necessary even if you hate math
Now that school is starting back, I feel it is important to give returning students a little help with their math. Here goes:

Critical Choice
Here's what critics are saying about recent movie releases. See Friday's Applause section for theater listings and movie critic Roger Ebert's reviews of new movies.

Critical Choice

Rowing club paddles to national titles
The Augusta Rowing Club continues to forge the city's reputation as the Rowing capital of the South.

Legal online music business restricted to U.S.
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Internet may be global, but buying music legally online must still respect national borders.

Legal online music business restricted to U.S.

NASCAR notebook
SPEEDWAY, Ind. - The man who invented the current points system for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series was buried Wednesday. But his legacy, warts and all, will survive as long as the sport continues to place a greater value on consistency than performance.

Skinner hired to fill in for Nadeau
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mike Skinner was hired Tuesday to take injured driver Jerry Nadeau's spot at MB2 Motorsports.

Suspended NASCAR truck driver faces drug charges

NASCAR notebook

Skinner replaces Wallace for Brickyard 400
INDIANAPOLIS -- Mike Skinner will take over as driver of the MB2 Motorsports Pontiac, starting with the Brickyard 400 on Sunday.

Coping after the crash

Skinner hired to fill in for Nadeau

Q&A with Dale Jarrett

Suspended NASCAR truck driver faces drug charges
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- A grand jury will consider several drug charges against Brian Rose, a driver suspended in April from the NASCAR Craftsman Trucks series.

Racing facts - Brickyard 400
Here are facts about this weekend's Brickyard 400 race.

No rest for NASCAR's stars
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- One of NASCAR's signature events - the Brickyard 400 - is just five days away. You would never suspect it by who's at Watkins Glen.

NASCAR hasn't donated to Rainbow/PUSH in 2003
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Pressured by a conservative group, NASCAR has cut off contributions to Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, USA Today reported Tuesday.

Racing facts - Brickyard 400

No rest for NASCAR's stars

Q&A with Dale Jarrett
ATLANTA - Dale Jarrett is going through one of the most-challenging seasons of his NASCAR Winston Cup Series career. The former series champion and two-time winner at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway talked about his season and what it will take to get back on track.

Coping after the crash
SPEEDWAY, Ind. - One option Ernie Irvan never considered immediately after his third serious head injury in a five-year stretch was retirement.

Skinner replaces Wallace for Brickyard 400

Judge warns news organizations in Bryant case
DENVER -- The judge presiding over Kobe Bryant's sexual assault case warned reporters they may not get a seat in his courtroom if their new organizations publish the name or photograph of the basketball star's alleged victim. Critics said the ruling may be unconstitutional.

Lakers, Spurs featured on opening night; LeBron-Carmelo showdown early
NEW YORK -- Kobe Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers will play the Dallas Mavericks on the opening night of the NBA season in one of three games scheduled for Oct. 28.

Judge warns news organizations in Bryant case

Prosecutor wins more money for Bryant case
EAGLE, Colo. -- Prosecutors handling Kobe Bryant's sexual assault case won a request for additional money Tuesday, securing $105,000 from county commissioners and the possibility of more.

Lakers, Spurs featured on opening night; LeBron-Carmelo showdown early

City begins arena construction with 'groundblasting'
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With exploding dirt and a rain of confetti, city leaders and NBA owner Bob Johnson ceremoniously opened construction Tuesday on the city's new $260 million downtown arena.

Lab report says Dennehy died of gunshot wound
WACO, Texas -- Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy died of gunshot wounds to the head, according to a preliminary autopsy report released Wednesday.

Weinke still confident he can rebound in Carolina

Third-year tight end ready for breakout season

Jasper, Hall happy with Johnson's return

Former Falcons official claims sex discrimination

Delhomme enjoying competition in Carolina

Tuten tears MCL in Panthers practice

Heat-related problems crop up again at some NFL training camps

Allen known for long runs on busted plays

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Several years ago, homemaker Marie Diduch won first place for her sour cream pound cake at the Augusta Exchange Club Fair, but no one truly knew her secret.

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Overtime

Esteemed trainer nears 6,000th win

Rowing club paddles to national titles

Judge keeps ACC case on fast track

Call of the Wild

Overtime

Attorney general files paperwork to have UM suit dismissed

Esteemed trainer nears 6,000th win
LAUREL, Md. -- The son of a horse breeder, King Leatherbury first started handicapping races in grade school.

Overtime
Bobby Robinson, who stepped down in June as athletic director at Clemson, was hired Wednesday as senior associate athletic director at Georgia Tech.

Attorney general files paperwork to have UM suit dismissed
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's attorney general filed a motion Wednesday to dismiss a suit filed against the University of Miami and the Atlantic Coast Conference over expansion.

Call of the Wild
He walks into the lobby at Health Central holding a gym bag in his hands and a story in his heart.

Overtime
A park in Sarnia, Ontario, located about 175 miles west of Toronto, will be named after Masters Tournament champion Mike Weir.

In the game spotlight
This week's in the game spotlight is on Robert Sussman, 16, of Augusta.

Judge keeps ACC case on fast track
VERNON, Conn. -- A Superior Court judge has decided to keep the Big East's lawsuit against the University of Miami and the Atlantic Coast Conference on the fast track.

Allen known for long runs on busted plays
The play was designed to go off-tackle.

Former Falcons official claims sex discrimination
ATLANTA -- A former official of the Atlanta Falcons has filed a federal lawsuit against team owner Arthur Blank, alleging she was fired after speaking out against sexual harassment of women staffers.

Delhomme enjoying competition in Carolina
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Jake Delhomme had to beg the Carolina Panthers to be patient with him the first few times he tried to direct the offense.

Lofton intense, but a gentleman on the field
James Lofton was all alone when Jim Kelly picked up the bad snap, scrambled and tossed it his way for a 13-yard touchdown on the Buffalo Bills' first drive of the 1990 AFC championship game.

Third-year tight end ready for breakout season
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- When Alge Crumpler arrived at training camp last year, he and his wife, Jen, had just returned from their honeymoon in Jamaica.

Weinke still confident he can rebound in Carolina
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- There's a quiet buzz surrounding Chris Weinke and he's the only one who doesn't hear it. Weinke is too focused on getting his job back as Carolina's starting quarterback.

Tuten tears MCL in Panthers practice
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Melvin Tuten tore a knee ligament in practice Wednesday.

Heat-related problems crop up again at some NFL training camps
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The sun beat down through high, wispy clouds and a bluish-gray haze Wednesday. It was 81 and climbing - just another typical summer morning in Jacksonville.

Jasper, Hall happy with Johnson's return
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Ed Jasper could only watch Tuesday as Ellis Johnson and Travis Hall were grinding through both practice sessions at Furman University.

Does Gamecocks' absence symbolize what's to come?

SEC is counting on strong ties that bind

A documentary recalls the Watergate hearings
NEW YORK -- Never a TV story, Watergate was broken and propelled by Woodward and Bernstein of The Washington Post.

Dick Wolf, Jerry Bruckheimer continue TV battle for supremacy
NEW YORK -- In their summerlong, personal battle for television supremacy, Dick Wolf beat Jerry Bruckheimer 4-3 last week in Nielsen Media Research's top 10.

OLN rides high on Armstrong's Tour de France victory
NEW YORK -- A century after a French newspaper started the Tour de France as a ploy to attract readers, the grueling cycling event is once again lifting the fortunes of another media company: A little-known cable channel called the Outdoor Life Network.

OLN rides high on Armstrong's Tour de France victory

Dick Wolf, Jerry Bruckheimer continue TV battle for supremacy

A documentary recalls the Watergate hearings

Standing ovations

Austrians rediscover Schwarzenegger

Extras, extras

Silver City offers diversity

Rock climbing hits new heights

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