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.

New location motivates troupe
The Augusta Theatre company has a new lease - and a new lease on life.

Theater company gets Smart with TV characters
Before Austin got his Powers and Johnny was English, spy comedy was all about being Smart - Maxwell Smart.

New location motivates troupe

Twyla Tharp Dance returns to the Joyce Theater

Theater company gets Smart with TV characters

Mosaic artist works to make his own recognizable style
Seattle Blue doesn't owe hearty helpings of hay and oats for a gleaming coat, nor does the uncommonly quiet thoroughbred have constant combing administered by an attentive groom to thank for the way the afternoon sun plays across shining flanks and a brilliant muzzle.

Mosaic artist works to make his own recognizable style

Rodriguez, Rangers on same page

Mets agree to 16-year deal with Port St. Lucie

Trade Deadline Deals
Trades made Thursday before the 4 p.m. deadline for deals without waivers:

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

Trade Deadline Deals

Frustrated by losing, A-Rod would consider trade

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.

Union unlikely to approve split schedule for Expos in 2004

Mets agree to 16-year deal with Port St. Lucie
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The New York Mets have agreed to keep their spring training headquarters at Thomas J. White Stadium for another 16 years.

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.

Reds trade Boone, White to Yankees; New York send Ventura to Dodgers

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

Trading deadline means more work for Alabama jersey maker

Trading deadline means more work for Alabama jersey maker
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants were busy making trades. Workers at Russell Athletic were just as busy keeping up.

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.

Rodriguez, Rangers on same page
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Alex Rodriguez and the Texas Rangers seem to be on the same page - for now.

Reds trade Boone, White to Yankees; New York send Ventura to Dodgers
CINCINNATI -- The New York Yankees added a big bat and yet another reliever, getting All-Star third baseman Aaron Boone and Gabe White on Thursday in a pair of trades by the payroll-slashing Cincinnati Reds.

Reds fret as trades multiply

Clothes make the man, especially in stores

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.

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.

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

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

Brianna Marie Hogue

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.

Peter Wells Gibson

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.

Calvin DeShawn Black III

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.

Timesha Santrial Henley

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.

Morgan Julia Drew

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.

Emma Frances Stockton

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.

Alysia Danielle Tucker

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.

Chandler Jeffrey Partl

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.

Jack Grayson Winge

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.

Sarah Raquel Dearman

Tyles James Smiley

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.

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.

Emma Grace Robertson

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.

Evan Lee Welch

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

Jalon Alexander Robair

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.

Joseph Karim Yechou

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.

James Howard Gambrell

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.

Jayden DeVaughn Jenkins

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.

Gracie Lane Sidener

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.

Andrew Parker Black

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.

Roberto Keon Bussey

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.

Cequez Cenijee Jones

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.

Nathaniel Thomas Dunn

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.

Thomas Edward Cadle

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.

Sierra Meridith Metts

Matthew Aaron Carson

Sky Bryant Crane

Move over flea, there's a higher insect jumper in town
A common farm pest appears to have leapfrogged over the flea to claim the unofficial title as the world's best jumper.

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.

Dancers break world record for longest dance party
CLEVELAND -- Kool & the Gang's "Celebration" played early in the morning at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, marking what 41 marathon dancers hope is a new record for the longest dance party.

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
ST. CLOUD, Fla. -- A new policy may lead to hairy situations at the St. Cloud Police Department.

Braves get no last-minute deal
ATLANTA - A flurry of deals made Thursday's baseball trading deadline look like a swap meet, but for the second year in a row, Atlanta general manager John Schuerholz couldn't get a deal done.

Reynolds beats former team
ATLANTA - One couldn't rule out anything, not in a week in which Atlanta's Marcus Giles tied a major league record, Vinny Castilla lifted his batting average to .280 and John Schuerholz was shutout on the trading deadline.

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.

Braves notebook

Braves decide to make no last-minute deals
ATLANTA - A flurry of deals made Thursday's baseball trading deadline look like a swap meet, but for the second year in a row, Atlanta general manager John Schuerholz couldn't get a deal done.

Braves get no last-minute deal

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

Journeyman humbles Braves

Braves decide to make no last-minute deals

Reynolds beats former team

Money decisions test teenagers at college

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.

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.

Rainfall delays construction

Hormel fights to defend Spam name

Business briefs

Mexican factory produces world's last Volkswagen bug

Commercial dancer

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

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.

Commercial dancer
Kmart Corp.'s 2003 back-to-school advertising campaign will feature Detroit native Lowery, again strutting his stuff in the Joe Boxer regalia that made him famous.

Radio station will see changes

Auto fuel economy boost is rejected by Senate

Blueberry industry creates new products to entice consumers

Business briefs

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Rates on benchmark 30-year mortgages this week broke through the 6 percent mark for the first time this year, rising to the highest level since early December.

Textile industry's future rests upon innovation

Rainfall delays construction
Heavy rainfall during the past few months has been a refreshing change from the droughtlike conditions of years past.

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.

Feds say Ga. lending law doesn't apply to national banks
ATLANTA -- Georgia's much-debated predatory lending law does not apply to the nation's 2,100 banks with federal charters, the federal government ruled Thursday in a decision that drew fire from a public advocacy group.

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.

Radio station will see changes
Citing a steady decline in ratings, Clear Channel Communications began revamping its adult contemporary radio station Thursday and fired WBBQ-FM's disc jockeys.

Feds say Ga. lending law doesn't apply to national banks

Blueberry industry creates new products to entice consumers
ORONO, Maine -- Mike Dougherty admits he's more of a steak-and-potatoes guy than a fan of soy and blueberries.

Economic picture brightens
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy, lifted by consumer and business spending, broke out of the doldrums and grew at an annual rate of 2.4 percent in the second quarter of 2003, the strongest showing in nearly a year.

Departure isn't bothering Pollack

Auburn is media favorite to win SEC
HOOVER, Ala. - Auburn has been picked to beat defending champion Georgia for the Southeastern Conference championship this season.

Coaches must set example

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.

Auburn getting acquainted with favored status
HOOVER, Ala. -- Tommy Tuberville isn't used to so many people saying nice things about his football program in the preseason.

'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.

Vols embracing underdog role

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.

Coaches must set example
HOOVER, Ala. - Mike Price cavorting in a Florida strip club. Larry Eustachy partying into the wee hours with co-eds on a rival's campus. Rick Neuheisel plunking down five grand on a NCAA Tournament bracket.

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

Vols embracing underdog role
HOOVER, Ala. -- Tennessee is embracing a different role this season - the underdog. At least that's the mindset the Volunteers seem to be taking after an uncharacteristic 2002 season.

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.

Departure isn't bothering Pollack
HOOVER, Ala. - There's a consensus that defensive tackle Johnathan Sullivan's decision to leave Georgia a year early for the NFL hurts David Pollack's chances of having the same kind of year he did in 2002 when he was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year.

Shula learning Tide's ropes

Auburn getting acquainted with favored status

'Halo rule' out of college football

Colleges enjoy NFL camp time

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

Lab report says Dennehy died of gunshot wound

Newspaper: Player suggests he shot teammate in self-defense

Let students decide

Post pacts on the Net

Use the word wisely
Scientists tell us Homo sapiens have stood tall for 300,000 years or more. And we've come a long way in that time.

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.

Use the word wisely

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.

Post pacts on the Net
Government watchdogs are always looking for ways to save taxpayers money and improve government efficiency. Now they think they may have found the closest thing to a silver bullet to kill government waste, but they need your help to pull the trigger.

Comedian is serious about stand-up routine
Fans familiar with Mike Epps' star turns as Day-Day in the Friday movies, or as the conniving con Reggie Wright in All About the Benjamins, might be surprised to learn that the comic actor will be concentrating on a far more complex character tonight at Bell Auditorium - Mike Epps.

Applause calendar
MIKE EPPS: 8 tonight, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; with Lavell Crawford and Kenny Howell; $29.50-$36.50; 724-2400.

Concert calendar
Here's a list of concerts in the area.

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

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs.

Wallflower blossoms for 'American Wedding'
LOS ANGELES - While talking two summers ago about American Pie 2, Alyson Hannigan dismissed herself as a sex symbol.

Standing ovations
Featuring a sort of anti-OzzFest bill, Christian rock act NewSong's Summer Jam 2003 begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. The festival-style show will also feature performances by TAIT, Plus One, Detour 180, Todd Agnew, Royal Ruckus and Mizzie. Tickets cost $10 at the door. For more information, call 722-3521, ext. 3. See Saturday's Religion section for a preview.

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!"

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).

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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!

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

Stocks rise on strong economic news
NEW YORK -- Wall Street advanced Thursday on news that the economy grew at a much stronger than expected pace in the second quarter and that jobless benefits claims fell for a third week in a row. The market also rose for the month of July, with its standout achiever the Nasdaq composite index that climbed for a sixth straight month - a feat not seen in eight years.

Stocks rise on strong economic news

Fishing report

Fishing tournament news

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Fishing report
The last two times this writer reported schooling hybrid action on Strom Thurmond Lake, the fish were no-shows on the day the stories appeared.

Retired extension agent cultivates deep knowledge of plants
A tour of retired Richmond County Extension Service Agent Clyde Lester's garden yields more than meets the eye.

Retired extension agent cultivates deep knowledge of plants

Leaf spot is not fatal to trees

Homegrown blueberries aren't free, but well worth growing

Homegrown blueberries aren't free, but well worth growing
You might wonder just how much it costs to grow some of your own fruits and vegetables - blueberries, for example. The plants themselves are reasonable, a package deal of 12 plants costing about $40.

Leaf spot is not fatal to trees
Each year I get calls from folks who are concerned that their trees are going to die because there are spots on the leaves.

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.

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.

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.

Stadium work nearing completion

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In new surroundings, Georgia Tech braces for more losses

Georgia Tech hires former Clemson athletic director

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

Captains complete sweep
EASTLAKE, Ohio - The Lake County Captains completed a four-game sweep of the Augusta GreenJackets with a 6-2 win in front of 7,1,61 fans at Eastlake Ballpark on Thursday night.

Mathematics is necessary even if you hate math

Citadel golf survives budget problems
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Citadel men's golf coach Benji Broadwater was in his office Thursday, making plans for his team's upcoming season - something he didn't expect to be doing six weeks ago.

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

Hotel steps in as new LPGA sponsor in Tulsa

Webb shoots 67 to share early lead at Women's British Open
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Karrie Webb made an eagle and five birdies in a 5-under 67 Thursday to share the clubhouse lead with Wendy Ward at the Women's British Open.

Woods gears up for PGA Championship at Buick Open

Farley leads Georgia Open in suspended first round
ROSWELL, Ga. -- Brandon Farley, an amateur from Ansley Golf Club, shot a 5-under-par 67 Thursday to take a three-stroke lead in the 50th Georgia Open's first round, which was suspended after two weather delays.

Coltart, Dougherty, Gilford share lead in Sweden

Woods four strokes behind Sposa at Buick Open

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.

14-year-old succeeds in playoff

Fan crosses ropes to kiss Tiger at Buick Open

Coltart, Dougherty, Gilford share lead in Sweden
LODDEKOPINGE, Sweden -- Former Ryder Cup duo Andrew Coltart and David Gilford shot 5-under-par 67s Thursday to share the first-round lead with Nick Dougherty in the Scandinavian Masters.

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.

14-year-old succeeds in playoff
Ben Lown learned a lesson Thursday: listen to your elders.

Woods four strokes behind Sposa at Buick Open
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Tiger Woods is still searching for the swing he'll need to win a major this year.

Citadel golf survives budget problems

Webb shoots 67 to share early lead at Women's British Open

GreenJackets fall again to Captains

Captains complete sweep

Wagener-Salley hires coach
Wagener-Salley has found its new football head coach - even if it's only for a season.

Clothes make the man, especially in stores
There are two kinds of people: those who finish what they start and so on.

Fire breaks out in antiques warehouse
ATLANTA -- A fire broke out in an antiques warehouse Friday near downtown Atlanta, causing smoke to rise 200 feet in the air.

Body of missing person found
Richmond County authorities said Friday they may have found the body of a 21-year-old Augusta woman who had been missing for several weeks.

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.

Storm water utility not a real utility
Columbia County commissioners continue to put their heads in the sand. They still profess that the storm water utility is a real and viable entity. Any reasonable thinking person would conclude that there is, in fact, no "utility" and that the people assigned with titles to indicate they are utility employees are, in fact, employees of Columbia County Engineering Department. Bob Cipperly, Evans, Ga.

Support Bush instead of spewing hate

Suggestions for airport and civic center
The answer to the problems of the Augusta Civic Center and our regional airport is simple. Fred Childs, Augusta

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.

Letter writer enters the ranks of 'stupid'
I want to answer William T. Davis' letter of July 1, "'Chronicle' editorial writers are as stupid as letter writers." I write quite a few letters to the editor, and I admit I'm not too smart. But Mr. Davis is one of us letter writers now. Does Mr. Davis admit his lack of smarts? Harry Oliphant, Hephzibah, Ga.

Columnist only writes the truth

Columnist only writes the truth
Cal Thomas is a truthful writer. The Chronicle publishes his columns regularly. Maxie Bolgla, Augusta

Bush must change his spending

Sensational reporting upsets family

Storm water utility not a real utility

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.

Letter writer enters the ranks of 'stupid'

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.

Don't miss these events in August

What's a parent to do.

Light and fast computers for the wireless student

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

Did You Know?

From the editor

Experts anxious over possible Internet attack

Wild Blue Youngster

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

Health and fitness calendar

90 things to do this summer

Mom TV: Going around in circles

Capsules

Readers capture their moments in the sun

The logic of four children

In the know

Family scrapbook

Create a batik tee

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."

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

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.

Light and fast computers for the wireless student
NEW YORK -- Laptop or desktop? The wireless waves of data streaming across American campuses made the decision easy for our second college-bound child.

Experts anxious over possible Internet attack
WASHINGTON -- Government and industry experts consider brewing hacker activity a precursor to a broad Internet attack that would target enormous numbers of computers vulnerable from a flaw in Windows software from Microsoft Corp.

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

Correction
An article in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about airport law enforcement jobs at Augusta Regional Airport attributed a quote to the wrong person. The article should have said that airport Director Ken Kraemer said he was in favor of a higher pay range for airport law enforcement officers. The story also should have said the officers can be paid marshals' scale salaries only if they become part of the department.

Panel will vote on incinerator
Columbia County residents soon may have a new option to dispose of their deceased pets.

Kid of the day

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.

Rants and Raves
WELL, HERE WE GO again, Augusta. Willie Mays and Marion Williams stopping progress. How can these men possibly see any future in the civic center the way it's being run? There's no way these guys can be serious. Please, voters, wake up and vote these men out. They make no sense

Budget theory targets buses

Leaders want to upgrade arena
A statewide political convention that's nearly two years away and slated for the Augusta-Richmond CountyCivic Center could bypass the city completely because of concerns about the Seventh Street facility's design.

News you can use

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Officials in cash-strapped South Carolina said Charleston's port should be able to grow using private funds.

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.

Public release of low performing school test scores to be delayed

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.

Official asks for business travelers

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.

Rants and Raves
WELL, HERE WE GO again, Augusta. Willie Mays and Marion Williams stopping progress. How can these men possibly see any future in the civic center the way it's being run? There's no way these guys can be serious. Please, voters, wake up and vote these men out. They make no sense

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.

Schools report delayed
Georgia parents who are wondering whether their children's schools made the newest list of low-performing schools will have to wait longer than expected.

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.

Book seeks end to slavery myths
ATLANTA - History textbooks still send out a subtle message that pre-Civil War blacks were OK with slavery, says the well-known author of a new book on the subject.

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.

FBI agents raid office in Augusta
Federal and state authorities searched a local medical transcription firm Thursday.

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

State says late test scores were unavoidable
ATLANTA -- State officials said Thursday they didn't get test results in time for the start of the school year because of problems with the testing contract approved by the previous administration.

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.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME AUG. 1, 1918 ATLANTA - The Augusta City Council has joined in a petition on the city railway situation.

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.

Kid of the day
Jacynda Lynn Borassa of Grovetown is today's kid of the day.

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.

State panel considers ideas to rescue HOPE

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.

Gun searches frustrate police

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.

Deck of most wanted finds home-front fans

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Rain causes flooding again
Just when everybody thought it was safe to go out in a rainstorm along Rae's Creek, 2.27 inches of rain proved them wrong.

Shoppers rush stores

Deputy wounds man driving away
An Evans man was in good condition at Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Thursday night after being shot in the arm by a Columbia County sheriff's deputy.

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.

Some oppose marriage ban
While President Bush and some members of Congress are considering restricting the definition of marriage to male-female unions, some Augustans say gay couples deserve the legal recognition afforded to married couples.

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.

Across the area
Authorities have charged an Augusta woman with forgery after they reportedly found counterfeit bills at her residence Wednesday.

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

Delays prompt shuttle system
THOMSON - Construction delays on the bus lane in front of Thomson Elementary School have spurred administrators to implement a bus shuttle system for teachers and students as school starts.

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.

Proposed site needs work
There are big plans for an amphitheater in south Augusta, but city leaders say a lot has to happen to make it a reality.

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.

Victim's relative arrested
Augusta authorities on Thursday charged the stepbrother of a woman who they say was taken against her will after leaving her workplace more than two weeks ago.

FBI agents raid office in Augusta

Car drivers are to blame in most big-rig accidents
The collision between a tractor-trailer and a sport utility vehicle Monday in North Augusta turned out to be the big-rig driver's fault, authorities said Thursday.

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.

Family mourns Valdosta soldier killed in Iraq
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The Army was a family tradition for Sgt. Nathaniel Hart Jr., whose father and grandfather both served, but his loved ones remember him as much more than a soldier.

Proposed site needs work

Show will feature variety of cats
The Masters Cat Club, a nonprofit member of the Cat Fanciers' Association, will hold its 2003 cat show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 at Riverview Park in North Augusta.

Show will feature variety of cats

Across Georgia
CARTERSVILLE - Bartow County authorities have charged a 25-year-old woman with working as a prostitute through an Internet Web site.

Fire breaks out in antiques warehouse

Delivery company faces suit in killing
AIKEN - The express company that hired a convicted felon to deliver packages should be held liable in the 2000 killing of Aiken teen Jessica Carpenter, the girl's father claims in a lawsuit.

Schools report delayed

Woman cries out over loud stereos

Deputy wounds man driving away

Panel hears pavilion plan

Book seeks end to slavery myths

Across the area

Family mourns Valdosta soldier killed in Iraq

Savannah wants to limit cruising

Delivery company faces suit in killing

Storm strands residents

Car drivers are to blame in most big-rig accidents

Airport receives insurance offer

Rain causes flooding again

State employee helped homeless man find real identity

Delays prompt shuttle system

Testing expert testifies state provides unequal education

News you can use

Arrest made in library arson

Kid of the day

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.

Across the area

Shoppers rush stores
Every holiday has its colors.

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.

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:

At the Movies: 'American Wedding'
If the first "American Pie" movie was surprisingly sweet in 1999, and "American Pie 2" had a similar flavor but didn't taste quite as good in 2001, then "American Wedding" is enough to give you a tummy ache.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, check out augusta.com/movies.

At the Movies: 'Gigli'

At the Movies: 'Gigli'
"Gigli" - which spawned the phenomenon the gossip pages and celebrity magazines so lovingly refer to as "Bennifer" - is every bit as unwatchable as the deafening negative chatter would suggest.

Mini reviews

Video watch
JUST OUT: Solaris, Daredevil, The Quiet American and Piglet's Big Movie

Video best

Video best
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine.

At the Movies: 'American Wedding'

Video watch

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

Weight-loss surgery slims singer for Heart

Weight-loss surgery slims singer for Heart
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Ann Wilson fueled countless adolescent fantasies as a 1970s sex symbol, a rocker who looked as good as she sounded on Heart hits such as Magic Man, Barracuda and Crazy on You.

NASCAR notebook

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.

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

Racing facts - Brickyard 400

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.

Andretti's love for Elkhart Lake saves race
MILWAUKEE -- Mario Andretti has been the hero at the Road America Grand Prix in Elkhart Lake before.

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.

Penske drivers want to give boss special win
INDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Newman and Rusty Wallace each have lists of reasons why they would love to win Sunday's Brickyard 400, and both start with giving team owner Roger Penske another trip to Indy's Victory Lane.

Coping after the crash

Andretti's love for Elkhart Lake saves race

Q&A with Dale Jarrett

Penske drivers want to give boss special win

Kobe Bryant loses bid to skip court appearance
EAGLE, Colo. -- A judge rejected Kobe Bryant's request to skip next week's initial court appearance in his sexual assault case, his attorney said Thursday.

Kobe Bryant loses bid to skip court appearance

Judge warns news organizations in Bryant case

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.

Newspaper: Player suggests he shot teammate in self-defense
WACO, Texas -- The Baylor University basketball player accused of shooting a former teammate insisted he was not a bad person and said "some things happen that aren't in your control."

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.

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

Weinke still confident he can rebound in Carolina

Free safety has no problems following neck surgery

Fantasy Football: Vick doesn't have to be first choice

Third-year tight end ready for breakout season

Tuten tears MCL in Panthers practice

Stram chief reason behind Kansas City success

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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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Minority organ donors a critical need for national network
TODAY, AMERICA will observe National Minority Donor Awareness Day, an annual occasion to recognize minority organ donors and highlight the need for more minorities in the donor registry. The need is indeed critical, and often a matter of life and death.

Minority organ donors a critical need for national network
TODAY, AMERICA will observe National Minority Donor Awareness Day, an annual occasion to recognize minority organ donors and highlight the need for more minorities in the donor registry. The need is indeed critical, and often a matter of life and death.

Overtime

Rowing club paddles to national titles

Austrian uses carbon fiber wing, flies across English Channel

Overtime

Call of the Wild

Attorney general files paperwork to have UM suit dismissed

Esteemed trainer nears 6,000th win

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.

Austrian uses carbon fiber wing, flies across English Channel
CALAIS, France -- An Austrian who specializes in high-risk parachute jumps flew across the English Channel on Thursday with a sleek, aerodynamic carbon fiber wing.

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

Overtime
Boston Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez will participate in tonight's opening ceremony of the Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic, his native country.

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.

Stram chief reason behind Kansas City success
The Kansas City Chiefs dominated the AFL and won a Super Bowl with Hall of Fame talent on offense, defense and special teams.

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.

Fantasy Football: Vick doesn't have to be first choice
He's got his own shoe and logo coming out. He'll be on the cover of EA Sport's next Madden video game. His jersey will undoubtedly be among the highest number sold this year. Heck, he might even start doing those Chunky Soup commercials.

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.

Injuries sideline two Carolina Panthers
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- After a relatively quiet first week of training camp, the injury bug began to bite the Carolina Panthers.

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

After all the bellyaching, Philadelphia Eagles reverse ban on outside food at new stadium
PHILADELPHIA -- Bring-your-own hoagies are back at Philadelphia Eagles games.

Free safety has no problems following neck surgery
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The stitches dissolved soon after the surgery, and the three-inch scar on the front of Keion Carpenter's neck is barely noticeable.

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.

Bob Hope had an influence on country music

Bob Hope had an influence on country music
Bob Hope was no country music singer, but he gave a boost to the careers of many country performers by having them on his television specials and Christmas USO tours.

Does Gamecocks' absence symbolize what's to come?

False accusations make good movies

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.

Dick Wolf, Jerry Bruckheimer continue TV battle for supremacy

Baryshnikov to be Carrie's man in 'Sex and the City'
NEW YORK -- He's Mr. Big in the dance world. Now Mikhail Baryshnikov is ready to take on Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City."

OLN rides high on Armstrong's Tour de France victory

'Reno 911!' and '3 Non-Blondes' bring summer TV fun
LOS ANGELES -- Hot fun in the summertime, finally. While network reruns and reality show clones cast long shadows, there is sizzle to be found on television.

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.

'Reno 911!' and '3 Non-Blondes' bring summer TV fun

Wallflower blossoms for 'American Wedding'

Applause calendar

Comedian is serious about stand-up routine

Austrians rediscover Schwarzenegger

Club calendar

Standing ovations

Georgia named as No. 1 in East
HOOVER, Ala. - The media members assembled here for SEC Media Days picked Georgia on Thursday as the team to beat in the conference's Eastern Division.

Georgia named as No. 1 in East

Teaching children how to pick fresh food

False accusations make good movies
Accusation and recrimination, innocence and the perception of guilt - never has there been a headier brew for high drama. Film history is littered with characters falsely accused and convicted, and although their paths to a cleared name are often remarkably similar - escape, chase, standoff, the end - it's a formula that never seems to get old.

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Move over flea, there's a higher insect jumper in town

Dancers break world record for longest dance party

Rapist unsentenced for years despite guilty plea

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