The tango returns to Broadway with a revival of 'Forever Tango'
NEW YORK -- The sinuous, sultry sounds and dances of Argentina are returning to Broadway.

Frida's fame keeps growing, 50 years after her death

Small town's poet laureate still gets up to make the doughnuts
WINCHENDON, Mass. -- J. Patricia Holohan has a fancy title, yet she still gets up to make the doughnuts.

Recent photos by Irving Penn on exclusive view in Philly

The tango returns to Broadway with a revival of 'Forever Tango'

Times serializes "Gatsby," other books

'Picon Pie': Celebrating the great Yiddish star Molly Picon

Actors union and Broadway producers reach an agreement

Small town's poet laureate still gets up to make the doughnuts

Actors union and Broadway producers reach an agreement
NEW YORK -- Broadway lights will continue to shine.

Museum dedicated to the 'scope and grandeur' of historical arms

Times serializes "Gatsby," other books
NEW YORK -- In an unusual move to draw in readers and advertising dollars, The New York Times is borrowing from newspaper history and serializing a novel, the classic summer tale "The Great Gatsby," by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

'Picon Pie': Celebrating the great Yiddish star Molly Picon
NEW YORK -- Molly Picon was a star for more than 70 years, primarily in Yiddish theater, but she also appeared on Broadway in "Milk and Honey" and in the film versions of such stage successes as "Come Blow Your Horn" and "Fiddler on the Roof."

Recent photos by Irving Penn on exclusive view in Philly
PHILADELPHIA -- Sometimes, a wad of gum is just a wad of gum. But when it's the muse of photographer Irving Penn, whose 32 photographs of flattened chewing gum on New York City asphalt are on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the gooey circles are transformed from detritus to mysterious - even beautiful - works of art.

Frida's fame keeps growing, 50 years after her death
MEXICO CITY -- Fifty years after Frida Kahlo's death, her very private, raw and vulnerable work is only getting more popular.

Museum dedicated to the 'scope and grandeur' of historical arms
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Liquor magnate Owsley Brown Frazier is trying to bring history to life through its firepower.

Different year, different story for the Expos in Puerto Rico

Feud fuels All-star attention
HOUSTON - At least Mike Piazza will be wearing a mask, shinguards and a chest protector when Roger Clemens throws at him tonight.

Fisher has a place in baseball history

Griffey tears hamstring, on DL, out of All-Star game
MILWAUKEE -- Ken Griffey Jr. went on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a torn right hamstring and will miss the All-Star game.

All-Star game for the aged: The older, the better

Different year, different story for the Expos in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Everything went according to plan last year for the Montreal Expos in Puerto Rico.

Feud fuels All-star attention

Beltran back on All-Star team - on NL side
HOUSTON -- Center fielder Carlos Beltran switched All-Star teams Sunday.

Clemens, Mulder named starters
HOUSTON - Roger Clemens will open the All-Star game for the National League.

All-Star game for the aged: The older, the better
HOUSTON -- This All-Star game figures to be one for the aged.

Clemens, Mulder named starters

Beltran back on All-Star team - on NL side

Fisher has a place in baseball history
Jack Fisher will always be remembered as one of the greatest pitchers in Richmond Academy history. On a much-grander scale, though, he is but a trivia answer.

Odds and Ends
ANCHORAGE -- The stench broke the case of the missing halibut.

Pilot arrested after botched landing on freeway
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- A single-engine plane trying to make an emergency landing on a freeway Saturday clipped a van and flipped upside down, and the pilot was arrested for flying under the influence of alcohol, authorities said.

Braves shake sad start in display of resilience
ATLANTA - The first month of the season might have seemed like an eternity and the second month only a little shorter, but the Braves have made the last two weeks fly off the calendar like old times.

Atlanta only one game out at the All-Star break

Atlanta only one game out at the All-Star break
PHILADELPHIA - It was, in the words of Atlanta Braves closer John Smoltz, a "bittersweet first half.''

Khodorkovsky renews offer to give up stake in Yukos

At 2-year anniversary, corporate fraud probers reach high-water mark

Airlines use in-flight exercise efforts to stretch their market share

Khodorkovsky renews offer to give up stake in Yukos
MOSCOW -- Jailed magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky renewed his offer Monday to give up the 44 percent stake he and his partners hold in the beleaguered oil company Yukos to pay its tax debt, the Interfax news agency reported.

Brazilian president "optimistic but cautious" about economic prospects

Reports: Sony to launch new PlayStation by March
TOKYO -- Sony Corp. says it plans to unveil its next-generation PlayStation video game console before the end of March 2005, according to a news report on Monday.

Microsoft to launch online store
SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. is planning an online store to sell Windows-compatible products - and promoting it in prime real estate right on the Windows XP start menu.

Business briefs
You're thick in the middle of an aggressive job hunt, but your e-mail is bare and your telephone's not jangling by employers hot to talk with you.

Franchise loss could hurt former Sheraton
Augusta has lost another premier hotel name. After letting its franchise expireat the end of June, the Sheraton Augusta Hotel on Perimeter Parkway is now the Augusta Towers Hotel and Convention Center.

Reports: Sony to launch new PlayStation by March

Brazilian president "optimistic but cautious" about economic prospects
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said he is "optimistic but cautious" about the nation's economic prospects, based on the most recent official data.

Morgan Stanley settles sex discrimination suit

Part of Parmalat ice cream distribution business sold
TORONTO -- CoolBrands International Inc., whose frozen treat brands include Eskimo Pie, has acquired Parmalat's Kinnet Dairy DSD ice cream distribution business which operates in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. Terms of the deal announced Monday were not disclosed.

Sluggish software sales continue to sap industry's strength

Microsoft to launch online store

Franchise loss could hurt former Sheraton

Leucadia National says it intends to buy MCI Inc.
NEW YORK -- Leucadia National Corp., a holding company, said it will seek antitrust clearance from to buy more than 50 percent of the stock in MCI Inc.

Morgan Stanley settles sex discrimination suit
NEW YORK -- Wall Street brokerage Morgan Stanley on Monday settled a sex discrimination suit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $54 million.

Wife of former Enron finance chief reports to prison
HOUSTON -- Lea Fastow, the wife of former Enron finance chief Andrew Fastow, reported to a federal prison on Monday to begin serving a yearlong sentence for a misdemeanor tax crime.

Wife of former Enron finance chief reports to prison

Sluggish software sales continue to sap industry's strength
SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. economy is steaming ahead, but many of the nation's biggest business software makers seem to be sputtering.

Company wants a piece of eBay middleman industry
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- When Russ Grove bought a car on eBay seven years ago, it struck him that buying was much easier than selling on the online auction site.

Airlines use in-flight exercise efforts to stretch their market share
NEW YORK -- Imagine a cabin full of air passengers, floating high above the Eastern seaboard somewhere between New York and Miami, squeezing their glutes and flexing their pecs.

Business briefs

Company wants a piece of eBay middleman industry

Part of Parmalat ice cream distribution business sold

Business briefs
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Google Inc. plans to list on the Nasdaq National Market for its impending initial public stock offering, according to a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Google officials did not specify a date for its IPO or a ticker symbol.

At 2-year anniversary, corporate fraud probers reach high-water mark
WASHINGTON -- The Corporate Fraud Task Force, created two years ago in response to a wave of company scandals, has reached a high-water mark with the addition of Enron Corp. chief Kenneth Lay to a lengthy roster of senior executives charged with crimes.

Microsoft to release Windows security update in August
SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. will release a major update to the Windows XP computer operating system in August that focuses on boosting protection against malicious intrusions.

Mississippi State coach finds strength in numbers

Mississippi State coach finds strength in numbers
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The man in charge of making Mississippi State's football players bigger, faster and stronger is most concerned with making them better.

St. Bonaventure seeks dismissal of former coach's lawsuit

Investigate bid policy
The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts has come up with some disturbing information concerning the awarding of state contracts - more than 75 percent of them were not competitively bid.

Does substance matter?
The Democrats next door have pulled up in a shiny new Edwards. And so, some Republicans are fantasizing about trading in their vintage vice president for a flashier model.

War still justified
Those who have been following the various investigations into the nation's intelligence system were not surprised at the U.S. Senate's scathing criticisms vis-a-vis the run-up to the Iraq war.

Does substance matter?

West Bank and mistrust
As if there weren't enough barriers to peace in the Mideast!

War still justified

Isabel Sanford - Weezie on 'The Jeffersons' - dead at 86
LOS ANGELES -- Actress Isabel Sanford, best known as "Weezie," Louise Jefferson on the television sitcom "The Jeffersons," died of natural causes, her publicist said Monday. She was 86.

People in the News
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Rosie O'Donnell's new cruise line is getting a warm welcome in sunny Key West.

Why is lampooning anchormen so easy? Stay tuned ...
NEW YORK -- Will Ferrell's title character in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" is faced with a serious female colleague for the first time. Diversity is the reason, he's told. But he thinks diversity is the name of an old wooden ship from the Civil War.

People in the News
NEW YORK -- Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg reportedly are joining forces to bring the World War II battle of Iwo Jima to the big screen.

Pat O'Brien leaves 'Access Hollywood' for 'The Insider'
NEW YORK -- "You will never hear me ask what someone is wearing again," says Pat O'Brien, talking about his new syndicated entertainment show, "The Insider."

Merv Griffin gives Nancy Reagan a puppy - named Dutchess
LOS ANGELES -- Longtime pal Merv Griffin gave Nancy Reagan a Shar-Pei puppy she named Dutchess in honor of her late husband, former President Reagan.

Google to list on Nasdaq

Frugal generation finds itself in debt, bankruptcy court
NEW YORK -- America's seniors, who weathered the Great Depression or grew up in its shadow, have a reputation for frugality and saving. Of all generations, this was the one that got it right by pinching pennies, avoiding credit and putting money away for retirement and to pass on to their children.

Frugal generation finds itself in debt, bankruptcy court

SunTrust profit rises 10 percent on growth in all businesses

Tokyo stocks rise for two straight trading session

Small steps can produce big energy savings

Small steps can produce big energy savings
NEW YORK -- While consumers fret this summer about rising gasoline prices, they may be missing the fact that their homes are also guzzling fuel.

In quest for work, some jobseekers go where the openings are

NCR raises earnings forecast

Rates mixed in Treasury bill auction

Tokyo stocks rise for two straight trading session
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks advanced Monday, extending gains late last week as investors responded positively to results from Japan's weekend upper house elections that left Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's ruling bloc in control. The U.S. dollar was lower against the Japanese yen.

Google to list on Nasdaq
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Google Inc. plans to list on the Nasdaq National Market for its impending initial public stock offering, according to a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Big Movers in the Stock Market

Big Movers in the Stock Market
NEW YORK -- Stocks that were moving substantially or trading heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market.

In quest for work, some jobseekers go where the openings are
On a recent afternoon, Chris Marquis finished work early to get home for his daughter's graduation party - so he checked out of the Cincinnati hotel he's lived in since January, and set off on what has become an all-too-familiar six-hour commute.

Stocks mixed as investors puzzle out earnings
NEW YORK -- An analyst downgrade of the semiconductor sector sent technology shares lower Monday, but the overall stock market ended mixed as large-caps benefited from a late-day rally.

Stocks mixed as investors puzzle out earnings

Rates mixed in Treasury bill auction
WASHINGTON -- Interest rates on short-term Treasury securities were mixed in Monday's auction.

NCR raises earnings forecast
DAYTON, Ohio - NCR Corp., a leading maker of ATMs and cash register, said it expects second-quarter results to exceed expectations due to strong sales and gains in efficiency.

SunTrust profit rises 10 percent on growth in all businesses
ATLANTA - SunTrust Banks Inc. Monday said second-quarter profit climbed 10 percent, thanks to growth in all its businesses.

Europeans scoff at bioengineered beer
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Spurned across the continent by food-fastidious Europeans, the biotechnology industry has turned in its quest for converts to the ultimate ice breaker: genetically modified beer.

Europeans scoff at bioengineered beer

Jackets blank Tourists
If Beau Vaughan is on the mound for the Augusta GreenJackets, fans can be sure of two things - he'll work quick and the GreenJackets will have a chance to win the game.

Hall's heroics snap GreenJackets' skid
When Mickey Hall came up with two outs and the score tied in the bottom of the ninth he wanted a pitch on the middle-inside part of the plate - a left-handed hitter's wheelhouse.

It's a tough job...
Bat boy Steve Hardy wipes sweat off his face as Zach Borowiak prepares to go on deck during the Greenjackets game against the Ashville Tourists.

Were they French, or just aliens?

Mallon follows U.S. Open win to run away with Canadian

Tifton's Denham captures Georgia Amateur Championship
ATHENS, Ga. -- Despite missing a six-foot par putt on the final hole Sunday, David Denham avoided a playoff when his closest competitor also bogeyed, giving the Tifton golfer a one-shot victory in the Georgia Amateur Championship.

Oldcorn headed back to British Open
TROON, Scotland -- The British Open was taken away from Andrew Oldcorn, and he earned it right back Sunday by surviving a playoff to earn one of 15 spots through final qualifying.

Hensby wins the John Deere Classic

Tifton's Denham captures Georgia Amateur Championship

The two faces of Royal Troon
TROON, Scotland -- Tiger Woods played one practice round on what seemed like two courses Monday.

Kuhlke tames tough Goshen
These days, the harder the golf course, the better Tripp Kuhlke's chances are of winning.

A bonus for Levet - Scottish Open victory, British Open trip
LUSS, Scotland -- Thomas Levet matched the lowest round of his career Sunday, an 8-under 63 that gave him a one-shot victory in the Scottish Open and put his vacation plans on hold.

Kuhlke tames tough Goshen

Hensby wins the John Deere Classic
SILVIS, Ill.l -- Mark Hensby tapped in for par on the second playoff hole at the John Deere Classic on Sunday, finally breaking through for his first career victory.

Former PGA champ out with injury
TROON, Scotland -- Former PGA champion Steve Elkington withdrew from the British Open on Sunday because of a pulled groin muscle.

James wins Senior Players Championship - barely
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Mark James shot a 1-over 73 and held off Jose Maria Canizares for a one-stroke victory Sunday at the Senior Players Championship.

Former PGA champ out with injury

The two faces of Royal Troon

Oldcorn headed back to British Open

Mallon follows U.S. Open win to run away with Canadian
NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario -- Meg Mallon completed her North American double on Sunday, running away to win the Canadian Women's Open a week after winning the U.S. Women's Open.

A bonus for Levet - Scottish Open victory, British Open trip

It's a tough job...

Hall's heroics snap GreenJackets' skid

Jackets blank Tourists

Penguins sign journeyman winger VandenBussche

Mighty Ducks sign Vishnevski
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Mighty Ducks have agreed to terms on a 2-year contract with defenseman Vitaly Vishnevski.

Devils sign defenseman Matvichuk
NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils bolstered their defense Monday by signing unrestricted free-agent defenseman Richard Matvichuk, who comes to the Meadowlands after 12 seasons with the Dallas Stars.

Penguins sign journeyman winger VandenBussche
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins signed restricted free-agent forward Ryan VandenBussche on Monday.

Mighty Ducks sign Vishnevski

Niagara hockey teams turned down in bid to join ECAC
LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Niagara University's men's and women's hockey programs will not be joining the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Devils sign defenseman Matvichuk

Airports are way too much trouble; I'll drive, thanks
I was traveling way out of town this weekend. I chose to drive because I haven't had the best of luck with airplanes.

Four dead in helicopter crash in Newberry County
JALAPA, S.C. -- Four people died when a medical helicopter crashed in a heavily wood area of Newberry County on Tuesday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Chad Muns receives sentence for statutory rape, other charges
An Evans man who was accused of sexual assault charges involving two minors last summer will spend at least another year in confinement after pleading guilty to four charges today.

Jenkins County sheriff resigns
Jenkins County Sheriff James Robert "Bobby" Womack, under investigation by both the GBI and the FBI over allegations that he used county inmates as personal laborers, sent a resignation letter to Gov. Sonny Perdue on Tuesday.

Make Tenenbaum your next senator
In November, the people of South Carolina have a great opportunity to make a real difference in the direction their future is headed. To do this, they will need to elect Inez Tenenbaum to the U.S. Senate. Mattie Johnson Brown North Augusta, S.C.

Pornography is harmful and erosive
What is often overlooked in our opposition to an adult bookstore in our community is the fact that it is market-driven. It can exist only as long as there is a demand for the products it offers. Our opposition typically is directed at the supply side; we do little to reduce the demand for its products. In years past, pornography was furtively glimpsed at dimly-lighted newsstands or in seedy theaters. Today, with its constitutional protection, it is everywhere. It is insidious and pervasive, coming at us from all directions, entrapping young and old. Russ Holloman, Ph.D. Evans

Editorial slights deprived voters
Your July 7 editorial, "Help us, Madagascar," derided members of the Congressional Black Caucus for their efforts to ensure a fair election this fall. Even if I had agreed with you, I hope I would still have found your condescending tone offensive. Letitia Berlin Albany, Calif.

Medical center is boon to seniors
I read with interest your July 2 article about the Medical College of Georgia Travel Advisory Clinic. Some readers might be unfamiliar with another important way MCG serves us: the MCG Senior Health Center. David C. Muntz Martinez

Get the facts, not Moore lies

Get the facts, not Moore lies
Michael Moore has said we are a nation of idiots. The opening weekend of his movie proved we have at least $27 million worth. Mike Fulford Evans

Cain is best conservative for Senate

Pornography is harmful and erosive

Cain is best conservative for Senate
This year we are faced with another important election. We are blessed with some very fine politicians in Georgia: Zell Miller, Saxby Chambliss, Charlie Norwood and so many others. Unfortunately, we also have many politicians who, like the carpetbaggers who preceded them, talk one way to the people in Georgia and act another way in Washington and Atlanta. Gary J. Heffner Augusta

Blimp, infrared camera used to fine-tune cotton irrigation

Techbits: Googles versus Google, iPod security, and more

Have we seen the last from Hubble?

Flirty skirts return

Hot fun in the summertime: Video game camp

Play on! 'Game nights' gaining popularity at bars, cafes, parties

Seniors Calendar

Empty-nesters flock to hip downtown areas

'Psi-Ops' clever but very bloody fun

Desolation Canyon: The keeper hole

Remote enables non-Microsoft media center PCs

Drastic lowering of bad cholesterol urged for heart attack patients

Geolocation tech slices, dices World Wide Web

Health and fitness calendar

Digital video makes inroads with cops

Desolation Canyon: The keeper hole
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the 14th chapter of a 16-part story that The Augusta Chronicle will publish in Your Life on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays until Sunday.

Play on! 'Game nights' gaining popularity at bars, cafes, parties
CHICAGO -- Some cozy up at coffee houses to challenge friends to a game of Monopoly or, perhaps, Battleship. Others gather in pubs for a rowdy night of trivia, with prizes ranging from bragging rights to baseball tickets.

Techbits: Googles versus Google, iPod security, and more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Online search engine leader Google Inc. says it's striving to make the world a better place. Entrepreneur Steven Esrig just wishes the company would show more respect to the planet "Goo."

Flirty skirts return
Hemlines have risen along with the mercury this summer, and like a rerun of Ally McBeal, short skirts are back in a big way.

Where are the pelicans? Everybody has a theory
CHASE LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, N.D. -- The air here this time of year usually is filled with the grunts and squawks of thousands of white pelicans and their chicks. The giant birds have made the refuge their home for at least 100 years.

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.

'Psi-Ops' clever but very bloody fun
What child has never yearned to move objects by force of mental concentration alone? To levitate a meddlesome bully, to fetch another fudgecicle without leaving the couch?

Digital video makes inroads with cops
A TiVo-style digital video system designed for police cruisers is making it easier for officers on patrol to make charges stick against lawbreakers and avoid frivolous lawsuits.

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.

Remote enables non-Microsoft media center PCs
A new remote control makes playing a computer's music, videos, TV programs and photos as easy from a couch as it is from an uncomfortable office chair.

Drastic lowering of bad cholesterol urged for heart attack patients
DALLAS -- People who have recently had a heart attack should lower their "bad cholesterol" to rock-bottom levels, according to new guidelines issued Monday.

Geolocation tech slices, dices World Wide Web
NEW YORK -- Type "dentist" into Google from New York, and you'll get ads for dentists in the city. Try watching a Cubs baseball game from a computer in Chicago, and you'll be stymied. Pre-existing local TV rights block the webcast.

Blimp, infrared camera used to fine-tune cotton irrigation
CAMILLA, Ga. -- The 15-foot blimp hanging over a south Georgia cotton field may look like a used-car promotion.

Hot fun in the summertime: Video game camp
NEW YORK -- In this warm season of thawed lakes, green mountains and plentiful daylight, a small group of kids will spend a month in quiet air-conditioned classrooms in the city.

Have we seen the last from Hubble?
The future of the Hubble space telescope doesn't look so bright at the moment. After 14 years of service and 650,000 images, many of them breathtaking, Hubble may have only a few years left.

Empty-nesters flock to hip downtown areas
After nearly 30 years in the suburbs, Tony Pugliese had enough. So once his kids were grown, he persuaded his wife to buy an apartment in the tony Russian Hill section of downtown San Francisco.

Across the area
An elderly Aiken County woman sniffed out an attempted lottery scam in a letter and called authorities instead of mailing in her bank account numbers, police said Monday.

Across South Carolina

Opponent sees 'activist judge'

Town has difficulty letting go of doctor

Justices hold do-over session on train wreck
ATLANTA - Like a repeat episode of a courtroom television show, the proceedings of the Georgia Supreme Court had a familiar feel Monday.

Doctors uncover key to detection
Leigh Steed was already working in diabetes as a nurse and engaged to a doctor who specialized in diabetes when the disease got personal. She found out she had type 1 diabetes, even though she was 29 years old and it usually shows up much earlier. A few years later, diabetes got even more personal when her 2-year-old son, Austin, was diagnosed with it.

Kid of the day

Tickets fly fast on parkway
Since the Palmetto Parkway's grand opening nearly three weeks ago, North Augusta Department of Public Safety officers have ticketed parkway motorists at a rate of nearly three summonses a day.

Democrats for Senate debate jobs, Iraq war

Town has difficulty letting go of doctor
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - When Wiley H. "Buddy" Turner came home to Edgefield 40 years ago to practice medicine, house calls were $5 and there were only two basic medications for high blood pressure.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Authorities were trying to determine why an Atlanta Falcons cheerleader died in her north Atlanta apartment Sunday.

The week ahead
Despite baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's attempts to make baseball's midsummer classic mean something by giving the winning league home field advantage during the postseason, the All-Star Game remains a cotton-candy confection, the perfect distillation of everything good about the game. For a few short days, baseball once again becomes about who can hit the ball harder, who can come up with the most spectacular infield scoop, and who can win the hearts of baseball fans. Discarded are the ideas of salary arbitration, pending trades and all the other accoutrements that go with the business of baseball. It returns to its roots and becomes, once again, just a beloved game. Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, which airs on ABC at 8 p.m. Tuesday, is this week's Best Bet. Here's what else is going on.

County judge visits high bench
ATLANTA - Steve Jones went to bed Sunday night as a judge on the Clarke County Superior Court, but he woke up Monday morning as a justice on the Georgia Supreme Court.

Boom season runs out for fireworks vendors
CLEARWATER - In the afternoon heat, James Fulmer waits for customers who don't seem interested in his eclectic mix of products - fresh tomatoes, watermelons and fireworks.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Cherish Maybanks, 10, of Augusta.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Drag boat races need volunteers
With dozens of boats and thousands of spectators expected, the committee organizing this weekend's Augusta Southern Nationals Drag Boat Races has everything it needs - almost.

Opponent sees 'activist judge'
ATLANTA - Knocking a judge off the bench rarely happens in Georgia elections, but Grant Brantley has done it and hopes to do it again July 20.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

GOP meets green in Sierra Club
ATLANTA - Jim Callison said he has heard the word "environmentalist" thrown at him like a bad word throughout his campaign for Forsyth County commissioner.

Chad Muns receives sentence for statutory rape, other charges

A rolling masterpiece
The end result will be a "rolling masterpiece," as Laurie Lockliear, the marketing coordinator for the Morris Museum of Art, puts it.

Change in payments cuts risks
Forget the paper checks.

Deputy goes through surgery after accident
A Columbia County sheriff's deputy was seriously injured Sunday when a sport utility vehicle slammed into his motorcycle on Interstate 20.

Campus loses parking spots
ATHENS, Ga. - Students heading to the University of Georgia this fall shouldn't feel that they outgrew riding the bus when they graduated from high school.

Across Georgia
SNELLVILLE - Would-be robbers used a backhoe to break into a Snellville jewelry store.

Around town
Eric Steifel, of Augusta, tugs at a toy duck gripped in the mouth of his 12-week-old Labrador, Casey, at Lake Olmstead Park. He was teaching Casey how to play fetch Monday morning.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A truck driver involved in a deadly wreck on Edisto Island has been charged with reckless homicide after Charleston County sheriff's officials discovered he did not have a driver's license.

Across South Carolina

Across the area
Police arrested two Augusta men Sunday in connection with a morning armed robbery, officials said.

Residents protest officer
WILLISTON, S.C. - About 30 black Williston residents marched on town hall Monday night to protest what they called improper conduct by a white police officer.

Appeals ballot covers gamut
ATLANTA - From a government lawyer who's hardly set foot in court to a small-town juvenile-court judge to a personal-injury attorney with clients throughout the region, the six candidates for the vacant seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals offer voters a varied choice.

Campus loses parking spots

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Olivia "Livy" Huff, 21 months, of Augusta.

Five questions - Amy Cowman

Eight soldiers charged after found in businesses banned by commander
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Eight soldiers were detained and charged in the first police patrol of lounges and motels declared off-limits to Fort Benning personnel by the post commander.

GOP meets green in Sierra Club

Barrett blames jail's problems on state inmates
ATLANTA -- Embattled Fulton County Sheriff Jackie Barrett said she does not know how much longer she will remain in office but hopes she is able to obtain a court order saying prisons cannot house inmates in county jails.

State agency spent $19 million on unsuccessful E-rate deal

Service in Madison County remembers black soldier slain in 1964
COMER, Ga. -- More than 200 people paid tribute Saturday to a black Army Reserve officer killed 40 years ago in Madison County as he returned to Washington from summer reserve training at Fort Benning.

Judges will decide on jail phone system privacy plan

Thousands gather for annual competition
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. -- They sure aren't the Olympics, but an estimated 15,000 people turned out Saturday for the ninth annual Redneck Games, a daylong celebration of all things redneck.

The week ahead

Judges will decide on jail phone system privacy plan
ATHENS, Ga. -- A three-judge panel will decide Wednesday whether a plan developed by the Athens-Clarke County Sheriff's Department does enough to ensure phone calls between inmates and their attorneys cannot be monitored.

News you can use
July 13, 2002 AIKEN - Thieves rammed a vehicle into the Texaco on Huntsman Drive on Friday morning to steal an ATM.

State agency spent $19 million on unsuccessful E-rate deal
ATLANTA -- A state agency spent about $19 million on an unsuccessful project that would have beamed satellite images to classroom computers.

County judge visits high bench

Democrats for Senate debate jobs, Iraq war
ATLANTA -- The wide field of Democratic candidates in the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Zell Miller outlined their plans for shifting focus from the U.S. presence in Iraq to restoring jobs at home in a televised debate Sunday.

Man accused of holding ex-girlfriend hostage
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Monday who they said held an ex-girlfriend hostage at gunpoint in his east Augusta home.

Miss Charleston wins Miss South Carolina pageant
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Miss Charleston Ann Ashley Wood was crowned Miss South Carolina for 2004 on Saturday.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON - A man has escaped the Anderson City Jail, riding away on a bicycle with flat tires.

Statewide debt soars in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Government debt nearly doubled in South Carolina from 1998 through 2002, giving the state the second-fastest growth rate in the nation, U.S. Census figures show.

Rants and raves
IT'S AMAZING the commission can hold such lengthy meetings and still not accomplish anything for the good of our city. If the city recognizes our problems, why can't the commissioners?

Armadillos make it to Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- It took them more than a decade, but armadillos have finally made it to Charleston.

Large crop cuts profits for farmers
AIKEN - Mild, warm May evenings, sunny June afternoons and just the right amount of rain made for a bumper crop of plump cantaloupes at Phil Sandifer Farms.

Horry County pitches deal to cool gambling boat debate
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Horry County officials hope a proposed deal with gambling operators will cool the debate over casino boats operating in the waters off Little River.

Plea gets teen short sentence
An Evans teenager accused of sexual assault involving two minors last summer will spend at least another year in confinement after pleading guilty to four charges Monday.

Clemson University wants all students to be researchers
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Clemson University would require every student to gain in-depth research experience under a proposal pitched to trustees gathered for their annual retreat here.

Church remembers deacon
ROME, Ga. - More than 400 people crowded the Hollywood Baptist Church on Monday for the funeral of a deacon police say was stabbed to death by an assistant pastor they believe was romantically involved with the deacon's wife.

Residents protest officer

Shuttle proposal will get follow-up
Augusta commissioners have twice been unable to approve reserved parking spaces for themselves, but if the idea is tied to spending $6,000 on a shuttle service it just might be possible.

Drag boat races need volunteers

Deputy injured in crash dies
A Columbia County sheriff's deputy died Monday of injuries suffered in an accident Sunday on Interstate 20, sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.

Large crop cuts profits for farmers

Aiken backs limits on parlors
Facing a possible onslaught of tattoo parlors, the Aiken City Council gave preliminary approval Monday night to an ordinance that would restrict "body art" to the city's industrial zones.

Change in payments cuts risks

Church remembers deacon

Rants and raves
IT'S AMAZING the commission can hold such lengthy meetings and still not accomplish anything for the good of our city. If the city recognizes our problems, why can't the commissioners?

Tickets fly fast on parkway

Around town

Clemson University wants all students to be researchers

Five questions - Amy Cowman
Amy Cowman, co-anchorwoman of WAGT News Today answers five questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

Barrett blames jail's problems on state inmates

Justices hold do-over session on train wreck

Eight soldiers charged after found in businesses banned by commander

Leaders vote to raise mill rate

A rolling masterpiece

Across the area

Doctors uncover key to detection

Four dead in helicopter crash in Newberry County

Statewide debt soars in South Carolina

News you can use

Deputy goes through surgery after accident

Female soldiers experience different trauma symptoms

Across the area

Deputy injured in crash dies

Boom season runs out for fireworks vendors

Kid of the day

Armadillos make it to Charleston

Leaders vote to raise mill rate
Augusta commissioners had to vote three times to get there, but they eventually set an increased 2004 millage for Richmond County homeowners Monday.

Female soldiers experience different trauma symptoms
Post-traumatic stress disorder can linger after war for men and women in uniform.

September tax vote impossible
Voters anxious about the city's next special purpose local option sales tax can kiss a September voting date goodbye.

Were they French, or just aliens?

'Spider-Man 2' retains top box-office spot with $46 million
LOS ANGELES -- Spider-Man fended off an anchorman and a king at the weekend box office to hold on to its supremacy.

Hollywood deals actor a royal hand with 'King Arthur'
LOS ANGELES -- So far, it's only speculation that Clive Owen might one day land the job as Britain's biggest modern hero, James Bond. For now, Owen's happy to wear the crown of Britain's oldest hero.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Hollywood deals actor a royal hand with 'King Arthur'

Once and future king takes on Roman shades in latest 'Arthur' film
LOS ANGELES -- In "Excalibur," he held his sword aloft and cried, "Any man who would be a knight and follow a king, follow me!"

'Spider-Man 2' retains top box-office spot with $46 million

Once and future king takes on Roman shades in latest 'Arthur' film

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

Sound Bites: Audio Reviews
Reviews of selected audio releases:

Q&A: The Dead

Legendary guitarist Garland now lives quiet life

Son of billionaire investor Buffett makes mark with Indian sound

Son of billionaire investor Buffett makes mark with Indian sound
OMAHA, Neb. -- Deep, pounding drums underscore the chanting of tribal names as the music of an electric guitar weaves in and out.

Legendary guitarist Garland now lives quiet life
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- The music is still in his fingers. Place a guitar in the hands of legendary Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland and he's quickly plucking strings, playing along with a black and white television image of himself from four decades ago on "Hometown U.S.A."

Sound Bites: Audio Reviews

Q&A: The Dead
MANCHESTER, Tenn. -- As the Bonnaroo Music Festival began its slow swing into a fever pitch, it was hard not to notice an anticipatory tension in the audience of some 90,000 sweat-soaked fans.

Newport Jazz Festival celebrates 50 swinging years
If George Wein had been a better pianist, there might never have been a Newport Jazz Festival.

Bourdais earns third straight win

Schumacher wins for 10th time 10th in 11 races

Stewart crashes for the victory

Stewart crashes for the victory
JOLIET, Ill. - There were no burnouts or celebratory joy rides around the Chicagoland Speedway after Tony Stewart's victory Sunday in the Tropicana 400.

Bourdais earns third straight win
TORONTO -- The look of surprise on the face of Sebastien Bourdais made Jimmy Vasser laugh.

Schumacher wins for 10th time 10th in 11 races
SILVERSTONE, England -- Michael Schumacher was tested Sunday at the British Grand Prix - if only for 15 laps.

With Bryant's plans unknown, Lakers owner wants to speak to him

Shaq's agent says deal imminent; teams remain tightlipped

With Bryant's plans unknown, Lakers owner wants to speak to him
LOS ANGELES -- Lakers owner Jerry Buss has not spoken to Kobe Bryant since the NBA Finals, and he still has no idea - despite the departure of coach Phil Jackson and the impending trade of Shaquille O'Neal - whether Bryant will re-sign.

Shaq's agent says deal imminent; teams remain tightlipped
MIAMI -- Expect to see Shaquille O'Neal in a Miami Heat uniform next season.

Woodson and Hawks expect reinforcements to land soon
ATLANTA - New Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson hopes to have some veteran help for his young team soon, but he wasn't complaining Monday after his first practice with the team's rookies. The Hawks had only five players before last month's NBA Draft, but the roster should soon expand.

Van Gundy, Pfund get contract extensions
MIAMI -- With the Miami Heat on the verge of acquiring Shaquille O'Neal, the team signed coach Stan Van Gundy to a multiyear extension Monday.

Hawks close to trading Jackson to Pacers for Harrington
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers are closing in on a sign-and-trade deal in which the Hawks would send guard Stephen Jackson to the Pacers for forward Al Harrington.

McDyess agrees to Pistons' four-year, $23 million deal
DETROIT -- Antonio McDyess has accepted the Detroit Pistons' four-year, $23 million contract offer, a source told The Associated Press on Monday.

Woodson and Hawks expect reinforcements to land soon

St. Bonaventure seeks dismissal of former coach's lawsuit
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- St. Bonaventure asked a federal judge to throw out a $21.5 million wrongful-dismissal lawsuit filed by former men's basketball coach Jan van Breda Kolff.

Ex-Redskins player sentenced for drug arrest

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Hoffa fulfills a dream
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - When Reese Hoffa stepped into the ring at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials sitting in second place for his final shot put throw, he figured he'd give it all he had.

Tim Montgomery reaches 100-meter final at Olympic trials
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Tim Montgomery, the world's fastest man but also a suspected steroid user who faces a lifetime ban, barely reached the 100-meter final at the U.S. Olympic trials Sunday.

Hoffa fulfills a dream

Under suspicion, world's fastest man slows to stop

Phelps, Coughlin advance to semis at U.S. Olympic swim trials
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Michael Phelps cruised to the fastest time in the 200-meter individual medley preliminaries, and Natalie Coughlin led the way in qualifying for the 100 freestyle at the U.S. Olympic swim trials Sunday.

Swimmer keeps defibrillator handy because of heart condition

Phelps faces first big test in swimming trials

Power outages hit Athens, parts of Greece

Tim Montgomery reaches 100-meter final at Olympic trials

Sprinter will run for her life in Athens
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Lashinda Demus was "running for her life" when the dream that carried her for so long almost crashed on American track and field's biggest stage.

Poll: Greeks rally behind the Olympics after soccer championship
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's victory at the European soccer championship last week has united Greeks and they are now confident the Olympic Games will be a success, according to a nationwide poll published Sunday.

Phelps faces first big test in swimming trials
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Michael Phelps faces his first major challenge of the U.S. Olympic trials in the 200-meter backstroke against world record-holder Aaron Peirsol.

American runner fails to get automatic berth on British Olympic team
MANCHESTER, England -- American Malachi Davis slipped from third to fifth in the final strides of the 400 meters at the British Olympic trials on Sunday, and failed to earn an automatic berth for Athens Games in his adopted country.

Power outages hit Athens, parts of Greece
ATHENS, Greece -- A widespread power outage hit Athens and southern Greece on Monday, cutting off air conditioning as temperatures pushed past 104 and causing traffic chaos in the capital a month before the start of the Olympics.

Phelps, Coughlin advance to semis at U.S. Olympic swim trials

Swimmer keeps defibrillator handy because of heart condition
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- When Dana Vollmer heads to the pool, she brings along her suit, cap and goggles.

Under suspicion, world's fastest man slows to stop
Tim Montgomery still doesn't get it. Even as he gazed at the giant scoreboard, showing the hard evidence of his defeat in the 100 meters in the U.S. Olympic track and field trials, he blamed the loss on other people - everybody pestering him with questions about doping.

Sprinter will run for her life in Athens

Battered riders get much-needed off-day at Tour

Overtime

Swim stars show talent

Overtime

More to race than meets eye

Officials seek to expel two competitors

Tour de France seeks to bar two riders

Swim stars show talent
As America's biggest swim meet, the U.S. Olympic Trials, was taking place in Long Beach, Calif., the biggest meet in Augusta took place Sunday.

Sharapova withdraws from JPMorgan Chase Open
CARSON, Calif. -- Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from next week's JPMorgan Chase Open, citing the need for rest and recuperation.

Battered riders get much-needed off-day at Tour
QUIMPER, France -- Now for some well-earned rest and relaxation, Tour de France style.

Officials seek to expel two competitors
LIMOGES, France - Tour de France organizers have asked that two riders being investigated for suspected doping be withdrawn from the race.

Overtime
Former Georgia Tech basketball coach Bobby Cremins will lead a youth basketball clinic today at Riverview Park in North Augusta.

More to race than meets eye
LIMOGES, France - A final leg rubdown with stinging sports cream. A few scribbles into autograph books of adoring fans. Pockets stuffed with energy bars or fruit.

Tour de France seeks to bar two riders
LIMOGES, France -- Tour de France organizers have asked that two riders being investigated for suspected doping be withdrawn from the race.

Overtime
In Athens, Ga., Augusta's Jeff Knox closed with 4-over-par 74 to finish sixth in the Georgia Amateur Championship at Athens Country Club.

Ex-Redskins player sentenced for drug arrest
WASHINGTON -- Former Washington Redskins offensive lineman George Starke was sentenced Monday to one year's probation and a $50 fine for drug possession. Starke was also ordered to attend drug rehabilitation.

Wanted: Wrestling diva with beauty, class
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. -- There were twins, two sets, all very blond. There were women in low-cut blouses, high-cut skirts and enough lip gloss to put a good shine on a midsize car.

Wanted: Wrestling diva with beauty, class

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
The peace that has finally come to Angola may extract an unexpected and fearsome price, warns the PBS documentary "AIDS Warriors."

NBC exec criticizes Fox as reality TV 'imitators'

All-time 'Jeopardy!' champ closes in on $1 million
LOS ANGELES -- If the answer is Ken Jennings and his record $920,960 so far in "Jeopardy!" winnings, the question must be how does he do it?

'NYPD 24-7' provokes firefighters, annoys brass
NEW YORK -- A gritty documentary series about police that has filled the usual time slot for "NYPD Blue" has some viewers seeing red.

Campaign challenges Nielsen's credibility
NEW YORK -- For years, television networks have privately grumbled about the company that counts their viewers, but the complaints rarely echoed outside of the industry.

Despite protests, UPN to air Amish reality series

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Foxworthy makes sure part of his new show is filmed in the South

Despite protests, UPN to air Amish reality series
LOS ANGELES -- A reality TV series about Amish teenagers exploring the world beyond their community and faith will debut this month despite protests by members of Congress.

'NYPD 24-7' provokes firefighters, annoys brass

NBC exec criticizes Fox as reality TV 'imitators'
LOS ANGELES -- Fox TV has become a reality series copycat instead of an innovator and is hurting television in the process, NBC executive Jeff Zucker said Saturday.

Campaign challenges Nielsen's credibility

All-time 'Jeopardy!' champ closes in on $1 million

Foxworthy makes sure part of his new show is filmed in the South
ATLANTA -- Jeff Foxworthy is returning to television with "Blue Collar TV," and while he has to head to Hollywood to work on the show, he made sure some skits were taped before an audience in his native Atlanta.

Why is lampooning anchormen so easy? Stay tuned ...

Isabel Sanford - Weezie on 'The Jeffersons' - dead at 86

People in the News

People in the News

Merv Griffin gives Nancy Reagan a puppy - named Dutchess

Reality television isn't about real people
The Public Broadcasting Service is truly a brilliant network. Straying from the confines of English comedies and the limits of Nova, PBS has created some ingenious reality shows. With Prairie House and Frontier House, the network struck gold with critics and viewers alike for its documentarylike appeal.

Boyfriend's pal has gone too far
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: I have a boyfriend, and his best friend wants to have sex with me. They're really good friends, and I don't want to break them up.

Summer jobs might present deadly hazards for teenagers

Summer jobs might present deadly hazards for teenagers
When Desmond Bovian, 18, clocks in at work, the last thing on his mind is getting hurt.

Where's the bridge? I'd like to cross over

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ON DVD or VHS: Rent or buy Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination Europe, starring Frankie Muniz as a CIA operative out to keep a mind-control machine out of the hands of a double agent; Omar Epps and Meg Ryan star as a boxing talent and his unlikely manager in Against the Ropes; and DMX plays a thug out to find his kidnapped daughter in Never Die Alone

My style
THE FACTS: Natasha Lewis (left), 15, a rising sophomore at T.W. Josey High School, and Whitney Warren, 15, a rising freshman at T.W. Josey High School.

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Delta Goodrem is making sound waves throughout the international music community with her debut album, Innocent Eyes. Already 14 times platinum in Australia, Ms. Goodrem achieved success by rising above the manufactured pop-star cliche and co-writing the lyrics and music of her CD.

Reality television isn't about real people

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