Here Come the Liberals: lots of books from the left this fall
NEW YORK -- If you wanted to write a book about the books coming out this fall, you could call it "Liberals Fight Back."

Here Come the Liberals: lots of books from the left this fall

Oakland on another late-season winning streak
OAKLAND, Calif. -- As any Athletics fan could tell you, Scott Hatteberg's ninth-inning homer with a borrowed bat was the crowning moment of the final victory in Oakland's 20-game winning streak last September.

Bonds out of hospital, back in lineup

Pennant chases, MVP races still up for grabs
Get ready for a scintillating September stretch drive.

Bonds out of hospital, back in lineup
PHOENIX -- Barry Bonds, appearing healthy and fit despite a fitful night at a hospital, returned to the San Francisco Giants lineup Monday for the conclusion of a four-game series in Phoenix.

Pennant chases, MVP races still up for grabs

Bonds taken to hospital because of exhaustion

Bonds taken to hospital because of exhaustion
PHOENIX -- Barry Bonds was hospitalized Sunday night because of exhaustion following his father's death.

Oakland on another late-season winning streak

What you should know might not be what you expected

Odds and Ends
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Hall County Supervisors, some wearing sandals, approved a prohibition on county employees from wearing sandals - and then rescinded that decision after giving it more thought.

Paraplegic climber begins ascent of Mount Fuji
TOKYO -- A paraplegic mountaineer headed up the lava-strewn slopes of Mount Fuji on Monday, pulling himself toward the summit in a bid to make the first such ascent of the 12,385-foot peak.

Delivery man killed by strap-on bomb after seeking police aid
ERIE, Pa. A pizza delivery man told police he had been forced to rob a bank and asked authorities to help him minutes before a bomb strapped to his chest exploded and killed him.

Mets edge Braves
NEW YORK -- Greg Maddux has some work to do.

Braves rough up Pirates

Braves rough up Pirates
PITTSBURGH -- Andruw Jones, Vinny Castilla and Javy Lopez homered and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Pittsburgh's pitching staff for the second straight day in a 10-4 victory Sunday.

Gryboski has torn labrum

Gryboski has torn labrum
NEW YORK -- Atlanta Braves reliever Kevin Gryboski has a tear in his pitching shoulder and won't pitch until the final week of the season, at the earliest.

Mets edge Braves

Braves make series of moves to set postseason roster
PITTSBURGH -- The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves made a series of moves Sunday to firm up their roster for the postseason, bringing up catcher Johnny Estrada and infielder Jesse Garcia from Triple-A Richmond.

ValuJet, now called AirTran, makes a stunning recovery

World's most advanced fuel station opens in San Diego

Southern farmers complain foreign wage rate stings them most
WASHINGTON -- Southern fruit and vegetable farmers contend a formula that determines the lowest wage they're allowed to pay foreign workers is pricing them out of a reliable work force and punishing farms that try to follow the rules.

Business briefs
Several Web sites dedicated to consumer issues offer tips on identifying shady sales pitches and scams, including:

Southern farmers complain foreign wage rate stings them most

Solar-powered winery opens in Napa
NAPA, Calif. -- In the bucolic hills of the Carneros wine country, a winery known for its sparkling wine and its 18th-century-style chateau has created something unusual for the region: an understated, solar-powered and energy-efficient facility devoted exclusively to making pinot noir.

Owner of salon branches out

World's most advanced fuel station opens in San Diego
SAN DIEGO -- At a just-opened San Diego fuel station, attendants in white, 1950s-style uniforms clean customers' windshields and offer to fill their tanks with biodiesel made from fish fry grease.

Dry cleaners ponder cleaning options, increased regulation

Whistleblower says he just wanted Coke to listen

Dry cleaners ponder cleaning options, increased regulation
LAS VEGAS -- The ins and outs of dry cleaning are hardly a concern for most consumers. The mysterious process that takes a dirty piece of clothing and turns it into a clean, crisp garment is more often taken for granted than analyzed.

ValuJet, now called AirTran, makes a stunning recovery
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The crash of a DC-9 into the Everglades in May 1996 that killed all 110 people aboard made an industry pariah of the low-fare airline ValuJet.

Whistleblower says he just wanted Coke to listen
ATLANTA -- Matthew Whitley wanted to work for Coca-Cola so much he submitted his resume 15 times. After getting hired, the auditor and finance manager drank nothing but water and Coke and decorated a room in his house with company trinkets.

Owner of salon branches out
While traveling outside Georgia for 10 months, J.C. Clark made regular trips back to Augusta just to have her hair done.

Solar-powered winery opens in Napa

Nebraska moves back into Top 25

Dubow on Football: Preseason prognostications prove false

Hnida gets women on the board
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Katie Hnida became the first woman to score in a Division I game when she kicked two extra points for New Mexico in a 72-8 win over Texas State-San Marcos on Saturday night.

Dubow on Football: Preseason prognostications prove false
Before August even ended, a lot of preseason prognostications were proven false.

Nebraska moves back into Top 25
Nebraska moved back into the Top 25 for the first time in nearly a year Monday, earning the No. 23 ranking following a 17-7 season-opening win against No. 24 Oklahoma State.

Florida looks good, then looks ahead
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Almost everybody played, and it seemed like everybody scored.

Tuesday morning quarterback

Florida looks good, then looks ahead

Hnida gets women on the board

Tuesday morning quarterback
A look back and ahead in the ACC, SEC and elsewhere:

Made in the USA
As much as anything, the lesson of this Labor Day may be simply this: You can't keep Americans down.

Apart at the seams
America is losing its shirt to cheap goods from China. And, with 2.6 million U.S. manufacturing jobs lost since the start of 2001, it's difficult to know how much longer this can go on.

The long haul
Every day in Iraq roads are being fixed, schools are being stabilized and progress is being made toward a free and sustainable society.

Breaking the gridlock

Made in the USA

The long haul

Breaking the gridlock
When Congress returns to Washington after the Labor Day break, one of its first orders of business will be to take up legislation to correct the electricity grid problem that caused the great blackout of 2003.

Apart at the seams

Why bother predicting? Here are the winners for the 2004 Emmys!
NEW YORK -- Closing the door on the old TV season and kicking off the new, this year's prime-time Emmys will be handed out next month. That means everyone is about to get busy guessing the winners.

Hollywood hauls in more summer cash but less profit as sequels falter
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood banked big on sequels this summer, scoring hugely on a couple but falling short of the industry's pie-in-the-sky expectations on many.

Five Questions With Jessica Andrews
SPARKS, Nev. -- Just four years ago, Jessica Andrews was one of country music's fresh new faces, singing about who would make the first move for a kiss - and too young to drive a Volkswagen Beetle that had to be pushed through her "You Go First" video.

Nikki Reed is extraordinary and average at the same time
Like many teenagers, Nikki Reed is extraordinary and average at the same time

Fund managers are cautiously bullish about the economy
NEW YORK -- With Wall Street's rally in its sixth month, many mutual fund managers believe this rebound is for real.

Fund managers are cautiously bullish about the economy

Skip the Skippy
It's not nearly as old as the riddle of the sound of one hand clapping, but for many parents, the start of a new school year brings a dilemma almost as perplexing.

Dietary experts debate the alleged evils of white bread

Skip the Skippy

Dietary experts debate the alleged evils of white bread
Should people really care that they digest potatoes faster than carrots?

Jackets finish with a win
There truly was nothing to play for Monday night, other than pride and a little padding of the stats, as the Augusta GreenJackets closed out their season at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Jackets take unwanted spot in history book
Manager Russ Morman could care less.

Tom Watson wins the Jeld-Wen Tradition with his final putt

Tom Watson wins the Jeld-Wen Tradition with his final putt
ALOHA, Ore. -- Tom Watson made a 4-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Jeld-Wen Tradition - the final major this season on the Champions Tour - by one stroke.

Scott takes three-shot lead in Boston
NORTON, Mass. -- Adam Scott played well enough to effectively end the Deutsche Bank Championship on Sunday, just like most PGA Tour events.

Westwood wins BMW Open for first title in three years

Tiger-Annika match called off

Tiger-Annika match called off
NORTON, Mass. -- A mixed-team match featuring Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam to revive Toronto's SARS-ravaged tourism industry hit financial snags over the weekend and will not be played, a source said Monday.

Scott takes three-shot lead in Boston

Great Scott! A dominant victory at Deutsche Bank
NORTON, Mass. -- Adam Scott not only swings a golf club like Tiger Woods, he finishes off tournaments like him, too.

Kung wins rain-shortened State Farm Classic
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Candie Kung didn't finish a hole Sunday, yet walked away with her second title in as many weeks.

Kung wins rain-shortened State Farm Classic

Great Scott! A dominant victory at Deutsche Bank

Westwood wins BMW Open for first title in three years
NORD-EICHENRIED, Germany -- Lee Westwood birdied six of his last eight holes in a 6-under-par 66 Sunday for a three-stroke victory at the BMW Open and his first win in nearly three years.

Jackets finish with a win

What you should know might not be what you expected
Author Siobhan Adcock has written a popular book for 20-somethings called 30 Things Everyone Should Know Before Turning 30.

Domestic violence is everyone's business

Urges MCG, University ties be restored
The Medical College of Georgia and University Hospital of Augusta have severed relationships. These two venerable institutions had been beneficially intertwined for many years to the advantage of each and for the good of the community. John R. Handy, M.D., Augusta

Counties are bad lake managers
I usually support U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., but his proposal to return Clarks Hill land to county management is wrong. He should stick to health care and leave lake care to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Paul Rosenzweig Jr., Augusta

Iraqi war is worth the sacrifices
Brian Green's Aug. 23 letter disingenuously asks, "How many more lives will be wasted in Iraq?" Bob Gardner, Augusta

Bad speech is not defensible
I would like to defend Molly Gray against the unjustified criticism in R. Thomas Sumner's Aug. 23 letter concerning proper speech by members of the education establishment. Carl Langley, Aiken, S.C.

Real conservatives oppose drugs for elderly
It is pathetic to see the number of people who think they're conservatives, or call themselves patriots, but put self ahead of country, and money ahead of principle. Tim Altmix, Evans, Ga.

Urges MCG, University ties be restored

Domestic violence is everyone's business
Recently I was informed of the opportunity to address the committee for the Special Local Option Sales Tax to request assistance with funding a new facility for SAFE Homes. The notice we received stated specifically that the funds can only be used for capital expenditures, thus we were informed that a facility for victims of domestic violence should qualify. We made a presentation that was well-received by the committee. Sandra K. Johnson, Augusta

Tintype pictures boosted popularity of photos

Seniors Calendar

Hardware and software try to help parents enforce online time limits

Instead of grounding, try banning the Internet

As parents wise up, kids find online time curtailed

Online diaries are open to the world

Online diaries are open to the world
NEW YORK -- Sean Canady used to record his frustrations, desires and other deep, personal thoughts in a black, spiral-bound notebook. Two years ago, he gave that up for something far less intimate - the Internet.

Hardware and software try to help parents enforce online time limits
NEW YORK -- I am neither a parent nor a kid, but I can certainly act childish when called upon. So I tested five systems for setting limits on how long children can use the Internet.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person.

As parents wise up, kids find online time curtailed
Stephen Pearson saw his children's grades slip. His older daughter was falling asleep in school, after staying up until the wee hours chatting with friends online.

Tintype pictures boosted popularity of photos
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- They filled family photo albums, dotted lapels during the 1860 presidential campaign and rewarded relatives eager for news of their Civil War soldiers.

Instead of grounding, try banning the Internet
Nine-year-old Megan Beatty promised to clean her room, but her mom checked and still "couldn't see the floor."

Education Department doubled top salaries in four years

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Labor Day:

Trend shows city centers changing

Girl Scouts program reunites moms in prison with daughters
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- While serving a year in prison for parole violation, one of the few things that kept Joesherbert Thompson's spirits up was a program sponsored by the Girl Scout Council of the Congaree Area.

Owner puts threatened Folly Beach house up for sale
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. -- With the peak of hurricane season fast approaching, a once condemned beachfront home that sits perilously close to the ocean has been put on the market.

2-year-old is well in new home
Watching Devon Epps do a little dance as he sings the ABCs song, it's hard to believe he was fed crack cocaine as a 6-month-old.

Small Christian college expands with growing enrollment

School board to vote on taxes

Owner puts threatened Folly Beach house up for sale

New methods benefit cold cases
Homicide investigators like to say that the first 72 hours of any murder investigation are the most critical; from there the trail often grows cold.

Paine's jazz festival raises money, spirits
The blazing sun was a perfect match for the blazing sounds provided by the performers at Paine College's 14th Annual Evening of Jazz festival.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -While Georgia's government is short on cash to pay for basic services, the state has $384 million worth of loot in the Unclaimed Property Section of the state Department of Revenue.

Labor Day is anything but
NORTH AUGUSTA - What do you get when you cross a camel ride, a toilet-roll toss and beach music?

Teen speeds through class to join Corps
ATHENS, Ga. - Just three weeks into the semester, Classic City Performance Learning Center - the Clarke County School District's new nontraditional high school - already has its first graduate.

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Teachers challenge gifted pupils
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Dis-cussions of global politics, the exploration of Mars and the economic impact of La Toma-tina, the world's biggest food fight, were par for the course among sixth-grade pupils last week in Vickie Bumgardner's class at Needwood Middle School.

Small Christian college expands with growing enrollment
CENTRAL, S.C. -- Southern Wesleyan University President David Spittal wants the next decade to be as successful as his past 10 years at the Christian school.

Rants and Raves
I WANT ALL the customers who come in ten minutes before we close and begin to shop leisurely to know that it just fills the cockles of my heart with the warmth of genuine human kindness whenever you come in to keep us company like that. Yes, I'm kidding.

News you can use
SEPT. 2, 1904 The Labor Day baseball game between the YMCA and Lombard teams promises to be one of the swiftest and most interesting of any amateur game played in the city in the last two or three years.

Career center has friendly role
Brenda Smith knows what it's like to be unemployed.

New methods benefit cold cases

Rest areas land low on DOT priority list
RINGGOLD, Ga. - Michael DeSmit knows highway rest areas.

McLagan: Protecting Perdue's image with sword and grenade

Textile leaders show political weight

Annual Turpentine festival canceled for weather, repairs

Across the southeast

Kid of the day

Kid of the day

Labor day events
REST FEST: 3-9 p.m. today, Riverview Park, North Augusta; featuring Rick Trevino, Shiloh and Playback; fireworks, games, rides and food; free; (803) 441-4300

Holiday closings

Students design cities for future inhabitants

2-year-old is well in new home

Woman hopes eBay bidders snap up revamped hometown

Girl Scouts program reunites moms in prison with daughters

Across the southeast
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. -Rescuers searched the Gulf of Mexico by helicopter Monday for a man who vanished in rough surf, one of four people believed to have drowned off Florida Panhandle beaches during the holiday weekend.

Rest areas land low on DOT priority list

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Rishayla Adrieanna Wright, 17 months, of Waynesboro.

Teen speeds through class to join Corps

Cumberland Island's chief exits amid praise
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Art Frederick was promoted to his first National Park Service superintendent's job in December 1999. But it wasn't easy being given the top job at Cumberland Island National Seashore.

News you can use

Clayton Authorites search for missing 3-year-old
RIVERDALE, Ga. -- Clayton County authorities are searching for a 3-year-old girl missing since 7 p.m. Saturday.

State keeps horde of lost money

Education Department doubled top salaries in four years
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The number of state Education Department employees making at least $50,000 a year has doubled in four years, according to a salary review by The Associated Press.

Across South Carolina

Spartanburg had its own recall election in 1962
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Recalls aren't just for the governor's race in California.

Paine's jazz festival raises money, spirits

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Bailee Brooke Walton, 7, of Martinez.

Labor day events

Georgia native hitting her stride on model circuit

S.C. blacks twice as likely as whites to be unemployed

Across the area

Teachers challenge gifted pupils

News you can use

Athens taking another look at budgeting assault center

Heat dominates Augusta event

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

Across the area

Report finds many illegal Georgia guns

Fictional town mirrors Macon

City lofts breathe life into old areas

Career center has friendly role

Hollings' seat may lure new hopeful
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Former Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler says he's been asked to run for the U.S. Senate and is considering joining the crowded Republican field.

Woman hopes eBay bidders snap up revamped hometown
ROCKY FORD, Ga. - When Greta Newton returned to her hometown in rural south Georgia after 27 years, she expected to find the town fairly unchanged. What she found appalled her.

Textile leaders show political weight
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - It should have been a sight to broil the heart of any yellow-dog Democrat who remembers when the South was a solid lock for the party and freeze the innards of any ardent free-trade Republican.

Heat dominates Augusta event
Judy Stocker was looking forward to "soaking in the atmosphere" at the Labor Day Luau and Laser Show, she said Monday. And she did.

Across the southeast
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. -Rescuers pulled two bodies out of the roiling Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, bringing the death toll in the rough surf to three for the holiday weekend.

Trend shows city centers changing
ATLANTA - Living in a large American city isn't just a convenient way of life for Steve Esau, it's also the realization of his dreams.

Across Georgia

Students design cities for future inhabitants
ATLANTA - When David Kearley thinks about the city in which his yet-to-be-born children might one day live, the place he imagines isn't full of floating cars, sky-high buildings and automatic sliding doors.

AJC apologizes for racy Spears-Madonna picture

City lofts breathe life into old areas
ATLANTA - When Warren Meyer was a young boy in Memphis, he always imagined he would grow up and buy a house in a suburban neighborhood filled with green lawns, white fences and trees.

Excessive rain may mean higher prices and less premium hay

Report finds many illegal Georgia guns
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A major portion of the state-to-state flow of illegal guns is coming from Georgia, headed north on Interstate 95.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS TO THE PERSON talking about the kids being on the Metro page. What's wrong? Are you jealous because your kids don't look good enough to be on there?

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Supporters of a proposed private Charleston law school are expected to start their school next year, according to a report by a consulting team hired by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

School board to vote on taxes
Musical instruments are in dire need of repair. Nurses must have travel reimbursement to drive between schools. Science students need frogs to dissect.

Across Georgia
CUMBERLAND ISLAND -Coast Guard crews from Savannah and Brunswick rescued seven people late Sunday night from a boat that had run aground in a remote area on Cumberland Island.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS TO THE PERSON talking about the kids being on the Metro page. What's wrong? Are you jealous because your kids don't look good enough to be on there?

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting Sunday evening in Hephzibah.

News you can use
Sept. 1, 1983 Richmond County Sheriff J.B. Dykes, under investigation by the FBI, said Wednesday he did destroy about 32 driving under the influence warrants, but denied he accepted bribes.

AJC apologizes for racy Spears-Madonna picture
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution apologized to readers Monday for using a picture of Britney Spears kissing Madonna on the front page.

Athens taking another look at budgeting assault center
ATHENS, Ga. -- Once considered a low priority, the Athens Family Protection Center is now getting greater attention from a group of citizens who want to give more money to projects that help people.

Georgia native hitting her stride on model circuit
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Ashley Shelton wandered into a mall in Columbus looking to shop, and she walked out with a lead on a modeling career.

Fictional town mirrors Macon
MACON, Ga. -- The fictional city of Selby in the new novel "Southern Living" is eerily familiar to Macon residents - with good reason.

Excessive rain may mean higher prices and less premium hay
ALBANY, Ga. -- Bruce Henderson and other hay producers have tried to stay a step ahead of the showers that have made this the soggiest Southern summer in years, but in many cases the weather has kept them from cutting hay at the peak of nutrition.

Across South Carolina
HILTON HEAD ISLAND -Two people were killed in a small-plane crash Sunday.

McLagan: Protecting Perdue's image with sword and grenade
ATLANTA -- Dan McLagan keeps a sword and a hand grenade on the mantle of the Capitol office where he labors to polish and protect Gov. Sonny Perdue's image. It's appropriate imagery for a man whose tasks include rhetorically silencing the opposition.

Across the area
A Hephzibah man died Saturday after apparently losing control of the pickup he was driving and striking a culvert, officials said.

Annual Turpentine festival canceled for weather, repairs
PORTAL, Ga. -- Each September, Georgians who remember the impact turpentine extraction had on this small town's economy gather for the annual Portal Catface Country Turpentine festival at the E.C. Carter Turpentine Still.

S.C. blacks twice as likely as whites to be unemployed
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- With the state's jobless rate reaching its highest level in nearly a decade, blacks are about twice as likely as whites to be unemployed in South Carolina.

Missing 3-year-old Georgia girl found safe in Chicago
RIVERDALE, Ga. -- A missing 3-year-old Georgia girl was found safe in Chicago Sunday at the home of her paternal grandmother, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

State keeps horde of lost money
ATLANTA -- Missing stocks, lost stamps and money abandoned in unused bank accounts ends up in the same place, and no one but the rightful owner can touch it.

Peepers focus on 'Jeepers Creepers 2' in $18.5 million debut

Hollywood goes on warpath in battle-heavy fall lineup
LOS ANGELES -- They'll be fighting on land, on sea, in space, in Middle-earth. Their weapons will include cannons, flamethrowers, swords of all sorts and a guitar case full of guns.

Hollywood goes on warpath in battle-heavy fall lineup

Peepers focus on 'Jeepers Creepers 2' in $18.5 million debut
LOS ANGELES -- Horror held sway at theaters again as ''Jeepers Creepers 2" sunk its claws into audiences, debuting over the long Labor Day weekend as the top movie with $18.5 million at the box office.

Latest in original cast recordings coming soon
NEW YORK -- It's already been recorded by Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly and Bette Midler, and now there's yet one more version of "Gypsy," the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim score.

Latest in original cast recordings coming soon

McCoury brings traditional bluegrass to new audiences
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. -- He's a 64-year-old grandfather with a green Cadillac in the drive and a weedy flower bed in the yard.

Race tradition includes crashes
DARLINGTON, S.C. - A couple drivers with distinguished racing lineages got a taste of a true stock car tradition Sunday - a crash at fabled Darlington Raceway.

Labonte ends long skid

Investigators seek cause of blaze at NASCAR driver's store
BELFAST, Maine -- A fire gutted a store owned by Winston Cup driver Ricky Craven on Sunday.

Race tradition includes crashes

Labonte ends long skid
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Terry Labonte celebrated his Southern 500 victory Sunday the way they used to do it on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

WNBA honors Shock coach Laimbeer, forward Ford
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Detroit Shock coach Bill Laimbeer was voted WNBA's coach of the year, and Shock forward Cheryl Ford was selected rookie of the year Sunday.

Atlanta waives TE Hall, claims Brewer

Dunn thinks offense still lacks focus

Peete hangs on to starting spot, selected team captain

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Three relay golds lead United States to top of world meet

Little swingin' in the rain at U.S. Open

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Davenport survives toughest Open test so far

Will the Americans stay for the anthem in Athens?

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In Houston, Tina Thompson scored 17 points and Sheryl Swoopes added 14 as the Houston Comets held off elimination from the playoffs with a 69-48 victory over the Sacramento Monarchs.

Three relay golds lead United States to top of world meet
SAINT-DENIS, France -- The United States started slowly at the track and field World Championships, then became mired in controversy. But the Americans flourished Sunday, sweeping three relays to finish first in medals.

Davenport survives toughest Open test so far
NEW YORK -- Lindsay Davenport hunched over with her hands on her head, in the most trouble yet at the U.S. Open - and her problems had little to do with her ailing foot.

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A mixed-team match featuring Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam to revive Toronto's SARS-ravaged tourism industry hit financial snags over the weekend and will not be played, a source said Monday.

Will the Americans stay for the anthem in Athens?
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Something strange happened on the medal stand: The Americans abandoned it just as their national anthem was played.

Little swingin' in the rain at U.S. Open
NEW YORK -- Roger Federer stood on the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium, hitting tennis balls to the scattered fans in the stands equipped with umbrellas, hats and parkas.

Atlanta waives TE Hall, claims Brewer
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons claimed tight end Sean Brewer off waivers Monday from the Cincinnati Bengals.

Edwards defies the odds
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When Terrence Edwards reports to work this morning, he no longer will be an undrafted free agent.

Peete hangs on to starting spot, selected team captain
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Things couldn't be going much better for Carolina quarterback Rodney Peete, who held on to his job as starter despite a mediocre preseason and then was chosen a team captain.

Dunn thinks offense still lacks focus
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- When the Atlanta Falcons began a month-long passing camp in June, Warrick Dunn promised to be more vocal in the locker room this year.

'Without a Trace' deepens its emotional imprint

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

'Hack' heads toward second season

PBS film offers a different take on Hollywood's blacklist era

Network is 'Starting Over' with reality soap
LOS ANGELES -- A half-dozen women gather in a house to help each other improve their lives, all the while being filmed for television.

Network is 'Starting Over' with reality soap

'Without a Trace' deepens its emotional imprint
BURBANK, Calif. -- As the scene unfolds on the set of "Without a Trace," agents Samantha Spade and Martin Fitzgerald are looking through the one-way mirror of an interrogation room. On the other side of the glass, their boss, Jack Malone, is grilling a suspect.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
A parody wrapped inside a reality show wrapped inside a dirty trick. That's "The Joe Schmo Show," which premieres 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday on Spike TV.

PBS film offers a different take on Hollywood's blacklist era
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood's blacklist ended 40 years ago, but its notoriety simply will not die.

'Hack' heads toward second season
PHILADELPHIA -- It's sweltering and he's wearing a buttoned-down shirt and blue jeans, but actor David Morse appears cool as he hops out of his cab and saunters up the steps of a row house on the set of "Hack" in West Philadelphia.

Hollywood hauls in more summer cash but less profit as sequels falter

Five Questions With Jessica Andrews

Nikki Reed is extraordinary and average at the same time

Georgia win might show future

Georgia win might show future
Last year proved it's risky to make definitive conclusions after the first week of a season.

Men join UGA football hosts

Men join UGA football hosts
ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia Girls have a new weapon in their fight against those who say college football hostesses are just flirts to lure top recruits: men.

Holtz doesn't understand boos
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Lou Holtz heard something last Saturday he never expected at Williams-Brice Stadium - boos.

Holtz belittles team's chances

South Carolina not impressed with opening effort

Holtz belittles team's chances
COLUMBIA - When asked to assess his team's chances of beating No. 15Virginia on Saturday, Lou Holtz offered a typical line.

Holtz doesn't understand boos

South Carolina not impressed with opening effort
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's coaches and players disagreed about why they played so flat in a 14-7 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday night.

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Mom shouldn't decide which guy you date

Mom shouldn't decide which guy you date
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I've been talking to this boy since November, and recently me and my boyfriend broke up. I want to start a relationship with this boy that I've been talking to, but my mom is stuck on my ex-boyfriend. What should I do?

New teen board members selected

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New DVD releases include A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel as a DEA agent in search of his wife's killers; Identity, a thriller with an all-star cast that straddles the slasher and Agatha Christie genres; and the Disney Channel animated series Kim Possible.

New teen board members selected
Xtreme offers a mix of stories on teen issues and teen trends. It's about life, expression and community. That's what our new Teen board members are about, too.

Delivery man killed by strap-on bomb after seeking police aid

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