Burton Morris' pop art explodes from Hollywood to Athens
FOREST HILLS, Pa. -- The "For Sale" sign on Burton Morris' front lawn is a testament to his success.

Museum stages retrospective of film design genius Saul Bass

National Gallery offers online exhibit
WASHINGTON -- Though East is East and West is West, the twain do meet in a virtual exhibit the National Gallery of Art has mounted only on its Web site.

Sutton Foster stars in a musical version of 'Little Women'

Sutton Foster stars in a musical version of 'Little Women'
NEW YORK -- "Little Women," Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel, has been an indestructible Hollywood property.

Harry Potter publisher taking to the sky

Museum stages retrospective of film design genius Saul Bass
LONDON -- Horizontal and vertical bars come and go, evoking the mania of Norman Bates as the opening credits roll in "Psycho." A mass of Las Vegas neon whirls as the body of Robert De Niro falls at the beginning of "Casino."

Harry Potter publisher taking to the sky
NEW YORK -- The paperback of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" comes out Tuesday with a first printing of 2 million - and a sky-high promotional campaign.

Shows closing during Republican convention and Labor Day
NEW YORK -- Curtain up? Just barely. Broadway is anticipating a glum couple of weeks at the box office, primarily because of the Republican National Convention followed by the Labor Day weekend, a traditionally slow time for shows.

National Gallery offers online exhibit

Burton Morris' pop art explodes from Hollywood to Athens

Shows closing during Republican convention and Labor Day

Cardinals complete sweep of Mets
ST. LOUIS -- Edgar Renteria tied his career high with five hits and the St. Louis Cardinals handed Al Leiter his worst loss of the year, completing a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 6-2 victory Sunday.

Wakefield ties record for homers allowed in a game
DETROIT -- Tim Wakefield gave up six homers Sunday against the Detroit Tigers, tying a modern major league record last set 64 years ago.

Phillies beat Dodgers

Burrell out for rest of season
PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies slugger Pat Burrell will have season-ending wrist surgery Friday, another blow to Philadelphia's playoff hopes.

Many young fans miss Garciaparra in first Red Sox home game since trade
BOSTON -- Nomar Garciaparra was still on the minds - and backs - of many Boston fans Monday night when the Red Sox played at Fenway Park for the first time since trading their All-Star shortstop.

Athletics top Twins
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mark Kotsay and Scott Hatteberg each drove in two runs, and Rich Harden gave the Oakland bullpen a rest in the Athletics' 8-2 victory Monday over the Minnesota Twins.

Could Maddux be one of the last 300-game winners?

Martinez to retire after '04
SEATTLE - Two-time American League batting champion Edgar Martinez announced Monday that he will retire at the end of the season, ending his career with the Seattle Mariners as one of baseball's greatest designated hitters.

Many young fans miss Garciaparra in first Red Sox home game since trade

Athletics top Twins

Could Maddux be one of the last 300-game winners?
SAN FRANCISCO -- Greg Maddux got to 300 wins with precision and pinpoint control, while Roger Clemens did it by just plain overpowering his opponents.

Phillies beat Dodgers
LOS ANGELES -- Brett Myers pitched two-hit ball for eight shutout innings and struck out a season-high nine, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 Sunday.

Burrell out for rest of season

Brewers blank Marlins
MIAMI -- Chris Capuano pitched six shutouts innings and the Milwaukee Brewers ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Florida Marlins 2-0 on Sunday.

Expos top Astros
HOUSTON -- Alex Gonzalez and Brian Schneider hit back-to-back homers and the Montreal Expos beat Roger Clemens and the Houston Astros 5-2 on Sunday.

Republicans pick 19-time jail inmate to run for Washington state auditor
TACOMA, Wash. Republican leaders in Washington state were happy to have a contender for state auditor when they accepted Will Baker's last-minute offer to challenge a popular Democrat.

Actor plays thief, tackled by policeman
BANGKOK, Thailand An overzealous policeman inadvertently interrupted a street theater play in the capital when he tackled an actor posing as a purse-snatcher.

Cox's calm is team's comfort

Cox's calm is team's comfort
Win or lose, the post-game ritual is about the same these days for Braves manager Bobby Cox.

Ramirez back to pitching
ATLANTA - Horacio Ramirez starts preparing for his return this week after about 2 months on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis.

Braves beat up Diamondbacks
PHOENIX - A mantra of sportsmen is to focus only on what you can control.

Braves beat up Diamondbacks

Students increasingly become on-campus entrepreneurs

Business briefs
ALBANY, N.Y. - Two insurers will pay $20 million in a settlement that ends an investigation into charges that the companies allowed improper trading of annuities.

Google to give Yahoo more stock to settle patent dispute

Government releases new rating system for vehicle rollovers
WASHINGTON -- The government's traffic safety agency is expanding its rollover rating system for cars and trucks.

Job surveys give divergent views

Companies continue to pile on the excuses

Government releases new rating system for vehicle rollovers

Local phone providers see growth potential in nontraditional services
ATLANTA -- The days of the local phone company being only concerned about your landline are over.

TiVo launches critical marketing campaign
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- TiVo Inc. unleashed a marketing campaign and price rebates Monday, marking the digital video recorder pioneer's most aggressive - and most critical - push yet to win subscribers and become profitable.

BellSouth CEO says company not looking to buy rivals
ATLANTA -- BellSouth Corp. chief executive Duane Ackerman said Tuesday his company is not interested right now in buying any of its competitors as it focuses on closing the sale of its Latin American assets and Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless.

Bagels, grits will be sent downtown
The self proclaimed "best breakfast in town" is moving downtown.

Companies continue to pile on the excuses
NEW YORK -- Excuses, excuses. Why is it that corporate America still seems unwilling to tell bad news straight up?

BellSouth CEO says company not looking to buy rivals

With plasma TV screen and yoga, many banks are redefining banking
PORTLAND, Ore. -- There are no velvet ropes or marble teller's counter, no dark wood or imposing glass panels. Instead, the interior of Umpqua Bank has the feel of a sleek living room - hip leather chairs flank a plasma TV screen, with a shelf of best sellers nearby.

Utah school for software developers challenges traditional methods

E-Trade, Ameritrade try to turn tables on Schwab
SAN FRANCISCO -- With its low prices and iconoclastic attitude, discount stock broker Charles Schwab Corp. represented an annoying stone in Wall Street's wing-tipped shoes for decades.

Bagels, grits will be sent downtown

Job surveys give divergent views
NEW YORK -- Are better times here for the labor market or not? The answer to that may depend where you look.

Oil prices settle at new high, nearing $45 a barrel

Students increasingly become on-campus entrepreneurs
In between classes, working out at the gym and volunteering as a reserve police officer, Lance Larson spent five to six hours each night on his Web hosting business in his college dorm room.

Utah school for software developers challenges traditional methods
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah -- Nadine Whitfield was making $51,000 as an electronics technician for the Postal Service when she decided to try formal computer training to increase her pay.

Google to give Yahoo more stock to settle patent dispute
SAN FRANCISCO -- Online search engine leader Google Inc. will surrender more than $300 million of its stock to Yahoo Inc. in a settlement that removes a legal threat hanging over its IPO at the expense of enriching a nettlesome rival.

Fed expected to inch rates higher Tuesday
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates a quarter-point Tuesday, but with job creation at a near standstill many economists believe the Fed will then put its credit-tightening campaign on hold until after the November elections.

Local phone providers see growth potential in nontraditional services

Oil prices settle at new high, nearing $45 a barrel
WASHINGTON -- Oil prices marched to new highs just shy of $45 a barrel Monday after an Iraqi oil official said output was stopped for security reasons at key southern oil fields. While oil in storage was still being loaded onto tankers, analysts feared the market could lose more than 1.5 million barrels a day by the end of the week.

Transfer likely for Tigers' Lee
CLEMSON - Former Hephzibah High lineman Brad Lee will "most likely" transfer from Clemson, Tigers coach Tommy Bowden said Monday.

Transfer likely for Tigers' Lee

Furman more than Ingle Martin
Furman wide receiver Brian Bratton wants to make this clear up front - the Paladins are a lot more than new quarterback Ingle Martin.

Furman more than Ingle Martin

Auburn's Williams stepping into new roles
AUBURN, Ala. -- Travis Williams is no longer the TOG - That Other Guy - in Auburn's linebacking corps.

Mexican food can be loaded
There's nothing like a good, hearty meal at a Mexican restaurant. Unfortunately, a tasty Mexican meal can add up to thousands of calories - and the sodium is off the charts. But where there's a will, there's a way, and with some planning you can enjoy food from south of the border without jeopardizing your diet.

SRS conundrums
Savannah River Site's Citizens Advisory Board is right to be concerned that the Department of Energy has so far failed to come up with a plan to dispose of 13 metric tons of plutonium, including five metric tons already at the site.

Christians under siege

Christians under siege
Any hope that Islamic fanaticism would not turn into sectarian violence was dashed Aug. 1 with the coordinated bomb attacks on five Christian churches in Baghdad and Mosul, killing at least 10 Iraqis and injuring scores more.

SRS conundrums
Savannah River Site's Citizens Advisory Board is right to be concerned that the Department of Energy has so far failed to come up with a plan to dispose of 13 metric tons of plutonium, including five metric tons already at the site.

Maddux's milestone

Maddux's milestone
Greg Maddux doesn't pitch for the Atlanta Braves anymore, but fans in Georgia had to feel pretty good for the 38-year-old Chicago Cubs' right-hander when he racked up his 300th victory Saturday. Most of those wins came during his 11 years as ace of the Braves' pitching staff.

Up in Smoak's
Seventy-three years of sweet success. Twenty-five "Best of Augusta" awards from Augusta Magazine. An agreement to supply 10 area Bi-Lo stores.

SRS conundrums

A 'card check' defeat
There's a serious split between union bosses and their rank-and-file members on the issue of "card check" campaigns - passing up secret-ballot votes on whether to unionize with campaigns to simply get enough signatures.

SRS conundrums

Autopsy fails to reveal cause of death for singer Rick James
LOS ANGELES -- An autopsy Saturday failed to determine the cause of death for funk legend Rick James, authorities said.

Funeral set in Los Angeles for funk singer Rick James
LOS ANGELES -- Funeral services were announced for Rick James, the funk singer best known for the hit "Super Freak," who was found dead Friday at age 56.

People in the News
ASPEN, Colo. -- Actor Don Johnson has been ordered to pay a grocery store nearly $6,000 for an unpaid tab.

Digitally painted Stooges DVD revive colorization debate
LOS ANGELES -- The DVD era is resurrecting the great colorization debate of the 1980s, and at the heart of the matter are Curly, Larry and Moe.

People in the News
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- John Mellencamp has joined a coalition of musicians trying to unseat President Bush, but the rocker says that doesn't mean he has anything against Republicans.

Actress Fay Wray of 'King Kong' fame dies at 96
NEW YORK -- Fay Wray, who won everlasting fame as the damsel held atop the Empire State Building by the giant ape in the 1933 film classic "King Kong," has died, a close friend said Monday. She was 96.

Lindsay Lohan big winner at Teen Choice Awards
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- Lindsay Lohan, who turned 18 last month, collected a leading four awards Sunday night at the 2004 Teen Choice Awards held at the Universal Amphitheater.

Treasury bills mixed at weekly auction

Welcome to the Google dog and pony show
NEW YORK -- Ever read a company's Security and Exchange Commission filings? No? Consider yourself lucky.

Are investors better off than two years ago?

Treasury bills mixed at weekly auction
WASHINGTON -- Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction, with the rates on three-month bills rising to the highest level since October 2002 while rates on six-month bills edged down slightly.

Big Movers in the Stock Market

Markets wait for Fed; stocks finish mixed
NEW YORK -- Wall Street trudged through a listless session Monday, closing narrowly mixed as oil prices edged closer to $45 per barrel and investors hoped for assurance from the Federal Reserve that the economy was still on track.

Are investors better off than two years ago?
NEW YORK -- Are investors better off than they were two years ago?

Big-time ID theft symptom of database culture
BOSTON -- BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. attracts shoppers to its stores by putting thousands of discounted products under one roof. It wasn't hard to attract cyberthieves either, with databases that amass credit card numbers in huge numbers.

Google's good-vibes IPO hits sour note

Study: 401(k) savers survived the bear 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.

Google's good-vibes IPO hits sour note
SAN FRANCISCO -- All the glee and glamour surrounding Google Inc.'s IPO is rapidly dissolving into feelings of dread and derision about the online search engine's long-awaited stock market debut.

Study: 401(k) savers survived the bear market
NEW YORK -- Most Americans who invest in 401(k) retirement savings accounts weathered the 2000-2002 bear market downturn pretty well, according to a research report issued Monday.

Welcome to the Google dog and pony show

Tokyo stocks end lower, dollar down against yen
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks fell Monday, hit by Wall Street's decline on Friday due to a disappointing U.S. employment report and higher oil prices. The U.S. dollar was down against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo stocks end lower, dollar down against yen

Big-time ID theft symptom of database culture

Markets wait for Fed; stocks finish mixed

National fish tour puts hook in locally
Columbia County officials say they've snagged a big catch in the world of bass fishing tournaments.

National fish tour puts hook in locally

GreenJackets' skid hits four on road
n Salisbury, Md., the Augusta GreenJackets again wasted an early lead, dropping their fourth straight game - and 11th in 14 outings - with a 4-2 loss at Delmarva.

Pack a lunch and grab a nap; school is back

Weinhart rallies to win Georgia Open for the first time
BRASELTON, Ga. -- Tim Weinhart pitched in for birdie out of a bunker on the 16th hole to take the lead for good Sunday, then held on to win the Georgia Open for the first time.

Kite ends 21-month winless drought with victory at 3M Championship
BLAINE, Minn. -- Tom Kite put his recent Sunday struggles behind him.

Herlong finishes off win
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - All Wes Herlong could do was laugh when he topped his approach shot to the 18th hole Sunday in the final round of the Perry Watson Memorial.

Herlong finishes off win

Kite ends 21-month winless drought with victory at 3M Championship

Pampling's eagle the difference at The International
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Rod Pampling made a 31-foot eagle putt from the fringe on the 17th hole to move past Alex Cejka and earn his first PGA Tour victory in The International on Sunday.

Warren wins second Nationwide event in three weeks
OMAHA, Neb. -- Charles Warren shot a 6-under 66 Sunday to win the Nationwide Tour's Cox Classic for his second tour victory in three weeks.

Mallon's birdie putt on final hole gives her win over Stupples, Pak

Mallon's birdie putt on final hole gives her win over Stupples, Pak
SYLVANIA, Ohio -- Meg Mallon birdied three of the last four holes, including a 10-footer at the 18th, for a one-stroke victory over Karen Stupples and defending champion Se Ri Pak at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic on Sunday.

Weinhart rallies to win Georgia Open for the first time

Pampling's eagle the difference at The International

Warren wins second Nationwide event in three weeks

Campbell hasn't cut it in '04 majors
HAVEN, Wis. - Chad Campbell has a score to settle at the PGA Championship.

Campbell hasn't cut it in '04 majors

GreenJackets' skid hits four on road

Lower Richland football player dies from heat stroke
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- An autopsy Saturday found that a 15-year-old Lower Richland High football player died of a heat stroke.

Biron awarded $2.8 million deal; Sabres re-sign Dumont, Brown
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres added $1.3 million to their payroll by re-signing forward J.P. Dumont and goaltender Martin Biron on Monday.

Four players win raises in NHL salary arbitration
TORONTO -- Buffalo's Martin Biron, Anaheim's Ruslan Salei, Nashville's Vladimir Orszagh and Los Angeles' Eric Belanger won raises in NHL salary arbitration cases Monday.

Four players win raises in NHL salary arbitration

Traveling frog sends its owner notes from Seattle
When school begins, a lot of summer traveling ends.

Investigators seek cause of Richmond County fire
Richmond County fire investigators are looking into the cause of a fire at an Augusta apartment building this afternoon.

Ballot foul-up cancels Georgia Court of Appeals runoff election
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has canceled Tuesday's scheduled runoff election for an open seat on the Court of Appeals, acting in a lawsuit filed by a candidate who did not make the runoff.

Crash kills high school student
A 17-year-old Evans girl was killed this morning in a two-car accident that left her boyfriend in critical condition.

Dumb voters have elected cowards
Regarding the July 24 Chronicle brief, "Bush payroll records show little": Richard D. Renew Martinez

'Proud American' opposes reparations

Smokers' rights must be respected, too
Regarding your Aug. 2 editorial "It's time to ban smoking": Robert P. McConnell Jr. Hephzibah

Replace our old civic center
After attending the latest performance at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center - the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus - I've discovered reason No. 376 why we need a new arena. I was talking back stage to ringmaster Ted McRae, and he flat out told me that this was the poorest venue that they had seen this entire year. Brian Mathewson Martinez

Kerry war stories are full of holes

Fort's Gate 2 must stay open
It's a shame the way our government can waste money. It spent a lot to close down Fort Gordon's Gate 2, and then went and spent God only knows how much to put in a new Gate 2. Eernest Basham Grovetown

Reverse city government's failure
Journalists, politicians and former administrators all say it's a system designed to fail. They're right. It's failing miserably. We can talk about dozens of fiascos within Augusta-Richmond County government from micromanagement to electing indicted politicians. Greg Capers Augusta

Reverse city government's failure

Fort's Gate 2 must stay open

Hitler remark was uncalled for
In Allen Johnson's Aug. 2 letter, "Hitler, Dems share common ground," he said that Hitler was a perfect Democrat. Although he included a few interesting facts in his writing, that statement ruined any respectable point he presented and made it clear that he is a perfect idiot. Chris Tonsing Martinez

Dumb voters have elected cowards

'Proud American' opposes reparations
Way down, Pamela Hairston ("Slave reparations need dialogue," July 26 letter) believes slave reparations are justified. She complains about "Jim Crow" problems she has had. She complains about "whites only" signs of the past, etc. Charlie J. Connell North Augusta, S.C.

Foreign factors aid U.S. production

Facts bear out Bush's terror argument
Tom Zwemer ("Bush misled public on terrorism," July 31 letter) should read the paper a little more often, and more than the front page. Gerald W. McCabe Aiken, S.C.

Support our airport; don't knock it
I had to respond to the recent letter titled "Our airport is an embarrassment" (Aug. 4). I agree that Augusta Regional Airport needs to be updated, but exactly where does Mr. Maner think the money should come from to provide this "state-of-the-art" facility? Brian C. Coffey Martinez

Replace our old civic center

Editorials were hateful falsehoods
The bashing of former President Carter ( "Carter's self-loathing") and the condemnation of Teresa Heinz Kerry ("Does it matter?") in July 28 editorials are pure venom, filled with much malice and false statements. Tracy E. Williams Jr. Augusta

Hitler remark was uncalled for

Support our airport; don't knock it

Facts bear out Bush's terror argument

Foreign factors aid U.S. production
The record needs to be set straight on the effect of U.S. production abroad. The Democratic candidate for South Carolina's U.S. Senate seat decries such shifting of production abroad as causing a horrible loss of South Carolina jobs to low-paying countries rather than to U.S. workers. Elwyn Wingo North Augusta, S.C.

Don't ruin the future of Olde Town
As a resident of Greene Street, I am writing to voice my outrage over the massive deception perpetrated by Atlanta-based Affordable Housing Solutions, Inc. against the denizens of Olde Town ("Upscale plan is cheapened for Olde Town," July 29). Karen Hathaway Pittman Augusta

Hitler comparison had many flaws
That was some letter Aug. 2 by Allen W. Johnson in The Chronicle. Nathan Kirby Augusta

Kerry war stories are full of holes
John Kerry's actions as a member of Vietnam Veterans against the War are documented and verifiable. Kerry went before Congress and testified under oath that, during the Vietnam War, U.S. armed forces routinely and on a daily basis, murdered, raped, mutilated and pillaged, and burned whole villages. He further stated that he personally witnessed these atrocities. He stated that officers and NCOs who witnessed these incidents condoned these atrocities. John Conley Evans

Don't ruin the future of Olde Town

Firms compete to build system to preserve electronic records forever

Techbits: Campaign scam, Microsoft blog and more

Home schooling rises

Health and fitness calendar

The addictive Hiptop/Sidekick improves

'Missing' adventure game melds fiction with reality

The Winner's Circle: Haunted by Doubts

Pro leagues vary in what they allow online

Hospitals, health care providers move toward 'paperless' age

iPod clobbers Sony's new digital Walkman

The lingering legacy of'The Kid'

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.

Firms compete to build system to preserve electronic records forever
WASHINGTON -- The goal for the National Archives: nothing less than a system that will capture electronic information, "preserve it forever and make it accessible at any time, from any place."

The lingering legacy of'The Kid'
That Daniel-san has a lot to answer for. It's been 20 years since Ralph Macchio karate-kicked his way to cinematic immortality in The Karate Kid, and although Mr. Macchio was actually more of a Karate Man - 23 when the movie was released - he continues to inspire would-be martial artists with his charm, pluck and ability to stand on one leg.

'Missing' adventure game melds fiction with reality
It's been months since journalist Jack Lorski and his companion vanished at the hands of an elusive serial killer.

The Winner's Circle: Haunted by Doubts
STORY SO FAR: After a disturbing encounter with Joe, Ben finds a lighter and flicks it on and off, nervously. Rachel sees him head to the barn and runs to stop him, accusing him of planning to start a fire.

Techbits: Campaign scam, Microsoft blog and more
NEW YORK -- In what appears to be a first, fraudsters are trying to steal debit card numbers by circulating e-mail disguised as a legitimate request for donations to John Kerry's presidential campaign.

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.

iPod clobbers Sony's new digital Walkman
A quarter century after Sony Corp. first shipped the legendary Walkman personal stereo, the electronics giant is launching a high-tech model that aims to topple Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod as today's leading digital music player and status symbol.

Hospitals, health care providers move toward 'paperless' age
INDIANAPOLIS -- With no patient chart in sight, Dr. Sheila Gamache strides into Thom Kolby's hospital room to check on him a day after the 54-year-old arrived ashen-faced and perilously close to death with a clogged artery starving his heart of oxygen.

The addictive Hiptop/Sidekick improves
NEW YORK -- Every time I've had my hands on a Hiptop wireless device from Danger Inc., I've been unable to shake the feeling that the future was supposed to be full of things like this.

Home schooling rises
WASHINGTON -- For more and more students, homeroom has become a room at home.

Pro leagues vary in what they allow online
Sports leagues vary greatly in how much competition footage they allow on the Internet, but they have one thing in common: They give webcasters far less than what television broadcasters get.

Across Georgia

Confederate group deals with internal battles
ANDERSON, S.C. -- With the term of Sons of Confederate Veterans leader Ron Wilson over, the 33,000-member group is debating its future.

Across the area

Some local governments leaders defying court ruling
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Some local government leaders in South Carolina are continuing to pray to a specific god at meetings, despite a federal appeals court ruling that such religion-specific prayers are unconstitutional.

Away from home

New students get sneak peek
Augustan Michael New's last name fit him perfectly Sunday.

Pageant winner follows passions

The week ahead

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Lottery partners with USC film students

Class will teach Civil War
ATLANTA - The American Revolution will be taught in Georgia high schools after all. So will the Civil War, the California gold rush, and the invention of the cotton gin, now that the Department of Education has turned in a revised draft of the curriculum all teachers must use.

News you can use

Report says plane crash likely result of pilot error

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Spartanburg gets ready for VP

Panel will allow hotel to continue

Candidates tout ideas, experience

Report says plane crash likely result of pilot error
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The two Air Force pilots who were killed when their plane crashed during takeoff from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport were likely hung over and in a hurry that morning, according to a report released by military officials.

Unfinished hotel stirs up problems in Aiken
The developer of a south Aiken hotel and conference center faces another battle tonight in what has become a three-year struggle to complete his project.

Group wants better conditions for teens in prison
ALTO, Ga. -- Robert Leon Ware, a teen sentenced to 10 years in prison for vehicular homicide, soon will join the adult population at Lee Arrendale State Prison in northeast Georgia.

Group wants better conditions for teens in prison

Uneasy working relationship between Milledgeville mayor, council
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Floyd Griffin wants his job back. Not so much for him, but for all the people who voted for him.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Large Powerball jackpots helped fuel lottery ticket sales of $950 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to lottery officials.

Georgia city may approve stronger spirits, but outlaw smoking
TIFTON, Ga. -- Customers can smoke and drink a beer with their fajitas and tacos at El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, but they can't slurp margaritas or belt down shots of tequila because of old laws aimed at protecting the community from moral decay.

Member will seek support in South
ATLANTA - If terrorists attack the South, they likely would target trains, nuclear plants, night clubs, oil refineries or ports, according to a member of the Sept. 11 commission.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Lawson Reel, 4, of Edgefield, S.C.

First Monday brings pupils back to reality

Spartanburg gets ready for VP
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Secret Service and officials for Vice President Dick Cheney have spent the past week turning Doug and Alison Smith's home into an undisclosed location.

Georgia city may approve stronger spirits, but outlaw smoking

Legal bills growing in battle over forming new town
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The cost of the legal battle about whether the James Island can form its own town continues to increase, even though the state Supreme Court would seem to have dealt the small community a final blow.

Across the southeast
BOCA RATON, FLA. - A church bus filled with teens was hit by an SUV and ran off a highway, plunging into a canal and killing three people, police said Sunday.

Rants and raves
I THINK IT IS VERY (worrisome) when Dr. Dan Rahn is getting a $180,000 raise when there are indigent patients in our community who can no longer afford treatment at Medical College Of Georgia. And there are also patients who cannot get life-saving medication because the MCG pharmacy has closed. Where are our priorities?

Some local governments leaders defying court ruling

Atlantic Beach town manager ready to step down
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Carolyn Montgomery says she is preparing to step aside as town manager of Atlantic Beach even though she still has two years left on her $50,000-a-year contract.

Panel will allow hotel to continue
The development of a controversial hotel and conference center on Aiken's south side will continue without interruption.

Lottery partners with USC film students
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- You've likely seen the ads - after an afternoon of hard work outdoors, a couple heads off to a store to fetch a sweet tea. They place their order and clink their "Sweet Tea" instant tickets from the South Carolina Education Lottery.

Kid of the day

Across the southeast

Ruined fruit led to career in wine
SPARTA, Ga. - Produce stands and their homemade signs are common along Georgia's two-lane country highways, put there by locals usually selling peaches, tomatoes, watermelons and boiled peanuts.

Police arrest Aiken suspect

The week ahead
Those of you who regularly read this column - my mom and perhaps two or three others - might remember me showering praise on the Los Angeles band Los Lobos a few months ago.

News you can use
AUG. 10, 1930 Walter Barnes, 48, an employee of the N.F. Widener Store two miles from Augusta on Milledgeville Road, was shot to death yesterday afternoon by Charles Goodwin, according to Deputy Sheriff Walter Kent.

Candidates prepare for runoff
ATLANTA - After a day of campaigning Thursday for his appeals court runoff against Debra Bernes, Mike Sheffield was left hoping it would count for something.

Five questions
Charles Nagle, associate superintendent for student and school services in Columbia County, answers five questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - Two Air Force pilots who were killed when their plane crashed during takeoff from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport were likely hung over and in a hurry that morning, according to a report released by military officials.

Away from home
Destiny Christensen shook her leg nervously Monday when the homeroom teacher entered the classroom.

Cigarette theft suspect arrested
Police have arrested a man who they say committed a wave of convenience store burglaries to steal cigarettes.

Across the area
A 20-year-old soldier was killed Sunday when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a concrete barrier on River Watch Parkway, police said.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Marquis Hester, 10, of Augusta.

Bronze Star honors soldier's Iraq service
Staff Sgt. Ryan Yates made sure any convoy he led wasn't an easy target.

Rants and raves
I THINK IT IS VERY (worrisome) when Dr. Dan Rahn is getting a $180,000 raise when there are indigent patients in our community who can no longer afford treatment at Medical College Of Georgia. And there are also patients who cannot get life-saving medication because the MCG pharmacy has closed. Where are our priorities?

Doctor defends sterilization
Jurors began hearing evidence Monday in a medical malpractice case in which the doctor is accused of sterilizing a woman without her permission.

Investigators seek cause of Richmond County fire

Across the area
Authorities tracked down a 28-year-old man wanted in connection with the killing of his ex-girlfriend in Jenkins County and arrested him during the weekend, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Confederate group deals with internal battles

Aging fleet worries bus drivers, school leaders
AIKEN - Just before dawn Wednesday, Jeremy Williams will be rolling down the roads near Williston in a cheddar-colored, 65-passenger school bus that is almost as old as he is.

Police arrest Aiken suspect
Richmond County sheriff's deputies have arrested an Aiken man who they said was responsible for a weekend home invasion in which a woman was threatened with a tire iron.

Around town
Melvin Lofton (KEO) (from left), Demetrist Booker (Doc Booker), Ithamar Yehudah (Chosen Son), Thomas Burroughs (J. Soul), Sheldon Patten (S Dot), and Ron Thomas (The Wild Man), on-air personalities for Foxie 103, wash cars of blood donors at Shepeard Community Blood Center.

First Monday brings pupils back to reality
Summer vacation came to an abrupt end for tens of thousands of Richmond County children Monday with the start of school.

Father is outraged at school
AIKEN - The father of an 11-year-old girl who authorities say was sexually assaulted by a 17-year-old pupil during school hours at Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School in Bath said this week he is outraged the incident took place at a school.

Kid of the day

Voters in GOP may not decide
It's rare for election officials to tell voters they shouldn't show up at the polls, but that's what Republicans are being advised to do for today's primary runoff in Georgia.

County wants to know what it's getting from development group
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Horry County is turning to outside experts to determine whether taxpayers are getting their money's worth from Partners Economic Development Corporation.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A program to reduce domestic violence in three Midlands counties is working, Attorney General Henry McMaster says.

Doctor defends sterilization

Portion of panel OKs sale of alley
An Augusta Commission committee voted Monday to recommend that the city sell a public alley.

Atlantic Beach town manager ready to step down

Barrett meets seniors to explain drug benefit
AIKEN - Bob Baris looked into the Medicare discount drug card approved last year by Congress, but found it didn't provide any big relief.

New students get sneak peek

Fire kills 5, raises suspicion of arson
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Two adults and three children were found dead after firefighters extinguished a blaze at a house near Lake Wylie early Monday, authorities said.

Legal bills growing in battle over forming new town

Official urges trash fee rise
Augusta commissioners have just begun to debate a $45 increase in residential garbage rates for this year and next, but they must act soon or face a $2.83 million deficit by year's end.

Candidates prepare for runoff

Officers investigate firing range shooting
A fatal Monday afternoon shooting at an Augusta pistol range is being investigated as a suicide, authorities said.

S.C. lottery brings in almost $1 billion
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Large Powerball jackpots helped fuel lottery ticket sales of $950 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to lottery officials.

Aging fleet worries bus drivers, school leaders

Candidates tout ideas, experience
ATHENS, Ga. - The two candidates competing in Tuesday's runoff election for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination crisscrossed the state last week, each claiming to have the professional pedigree necessary to take on Republican nominee Johnny Isakson in November.

Official urges trash fee rise

Ruined fruit led to career in wine

Unfinished hotel stirs up problems in Aiken

Bronze Star honors soldier's Iraq service

Across South Carolina

Cigarette theft suspect arrested

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Justice will monitor the primary runoff elections in Randolph County today to ensure that voters have access to the polls.

Barrett meets seniors to explain drug benefit

Across the area

Fire kills 5, raises suspicion of arson

Around town

Pageant winner follows passions
Ashley Foster believes her two passions in life led her to the Miss Augusta title Saturday.

Will Sutton lay up or go long with Ryder Cup?
HAVEN, Wisc. - Hal Sutton has the easiest job in the world. No brainer, really. All you have to do is pick two guys to round out a Ryder Cup team, and the captain's choices should be obvious.

Pack a lunch and grab a nap; school is back
Karson entered kindergarten last week, so when I got home from work I asked how her first day of school had gone.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

To Zach Braff, 'Garden State' is no joke
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. -- The Baird Community Center holds sentimental value for Zach Braff - it's where he saw his first play, when his father performed in Neil Simon's "The Prisoner of Second Avenue."

'Collateral' cruises to top spot with $24.4 million debut

Tom Cruise turns deadly as merciless hitman in 'Collateral'
LOS ANGELES -- It had to happen. Tom Cruise has fallen out of Hollywood's good graces and joined the ranks of the industry's unsavory characters.

'Collateral' cruises to top spot with $24.4 million debut
LOS ANGELES -- Good guy or bad guy, Tom Cruise is still No. 1.

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

To Zach Braff, 'Garden State' is no joke

Tom Cruise turns deadly as merciless hitman in 'Collateral'

Young singer breaking into pop market in two languages
MIAMI -- She started singing in her crib, banging a tambourine with the church choir at age 5 and writing songs at 11.

Kanye West doesn't need critics to tell him he's good
NEW YORK -- Kanye West's debut album, "The College Dropout," is a masterful piece of work that should be mentioned among the classic albums of our time.

Q&A: Usher, king of the charts

Hilary Duff's concert halted after speaker caught fire

Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill reload The Notorious Cherry Bombs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Even if they had never played another lick, the Cherry Bombs left quite a legacy.

Young singer breaking into pop market in two languages

Q&A: Usher, king of the charts
Confessions may be good for the soul, but they've been even better for Usher's career.

Kanye West doesn't need critics to tell him he's good

Hilary Duff's concert halted after speaker caught fire
ATLANTA -- Teen star Hilary Duff's show was halted for 50 minutes Sunday afternoon after an overhead speaker caught fire.

Gordon masters Indy

Detour sponsored by Gordon
INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Gordon broke the rules.

Tagliani posts first career win
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- Lucky at last, Alex Tagliani finally finished first.

Resurfacing project includes new yard of bricks at Indianapolis

Tagliani posts first career win

Detour sponsored by Gordon

Gordon masters Indy
SPEEDWAY, Ind. - Jeff Gordon took his place in the storied history of Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, winning the Brickyard 400 to become the fourth driver in the track's history to win four main events.

Chase tightens for top 10 spots

Resurfacing project includes new yard of bricks at Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Brickyard is getting new bricks.

Chase tightens for top 10 spots
SPEEDWAY, Ind. - "The Chase for the Championship" is turning out to be everything NASCAR wanted.

Schayes remembers day 50 years ago when shot clock was born

Judge refuses to stop posting documents online in Bryant sex assault case
EAGLE, Colo. -- The judge in the Kobe Bryant sex assault case has rejected a request by the woman accusing the NBA star of rape to stop placing court documents online - despite mistakes that have led to her name and other details being posted.

Schayes remembers day 50 years ago when shot clock was born
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Dolph Schayes and some teammates scrimmaged in a small, stuffy high school gym exactly 50 years ago. The short workout helped rescue the NBA and transform professional basketball from a chesslike contest into a fast-paced, gravity-defying game.

Panthers' Meadows retires because of shoulder pain

Harris leaves drill with knee injury

Broncos fans flock to ceremonies for Elway

Dolphins: 'What else can happen?'

Brooking becomes asset in Falcons' new defense

Elway, Sanders, Eller and Brown enter Hall of Fame

Meadows decides to retire

Barber and Toomer on punt return duty with Joyce cut

Smith, Moore to compete for RG job

Missed payments put Rison at large

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Fashion and beauty companies link up to Olympic rings
NEW YORK -- The Olympics - and its potentially enormous audience - is too tempting for fashion and beauty companies to pass up.

U.S. goalkeeper wants 2nd chance
IRAKLION, Greece - There's no doubt in Briana Scurry's mind. If she had been the starting goalkeeper four years ago in Sydney, the U.S. women's soccer team would have won the gold medal.

Lost pole for former world champion vaulter
ATHENS, Greece -- Talk about lost luggage. Champion pole vaulter Dmitri Markov may be forced to compete with an unfamiliar pole after his own went missing en route from his home in Australia.

Family ties abound on U.S. Olympic swim team
ATHENS, Greece -- U.S. swimmers really mean it when they say the Olympic team feels like family. For Dana and Tara Kirk and Klete and Kalyn Keller, it IS family.

After false start, Athens sprints to finish line
ATHENS, Greece -- The scene seemed tranquil at first. Just after dawn, sunlight struck the steel arches supporting the gleaming roof of the Olympic stadium, the masterpiece of an event that once seemed destined never to be ready on time.

U.S. continues struggles in win over Turkey
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- One week before its opener at the Athens Games, the U.S. men's Olympic team took a step backward - even though the Americans didn't quite see it that way.

U.S. continues struggles in win over Turkey

Fashion and beauty companies link up to Olympic rings

Age no longer quite such a barrier in the pool
There was a time when Lenny Krayzelburg would have given up on the idea of returning for another Olympics.

Saginaw native strives for shooting excellence in second Olympics

Family ties abound on U.S. Olympic swim team

Saginaw native strives for shooting excellence in second Olympics
DETROIT -- Growing up in a family where everyone but his mother was involved in competitive shooting, Daryl Szarenski quickly developed a desire to see how far he could push himself.

Confident Bell, Leaping Lister make U.S. a triple jump contender again
GEORGIOUPOLI, Greece -- Kenta Bell has jumped at least 57 feet in 10 consecutive meets. Melvin Lister uncorked a 58-footer at the U.S. Olympic trials. Walter Davis might be the most athletically gifted of the three.

Boyfriend of hospitalized judo champion throws self from same balcony

After false start, Athens sprints to finish line

Lost pole for former world champion vaulter

Boyfriend of hospitalized judo champion throws self from same balcony
NEA IONIA, Greece -- As relatives tell it, it was the stuff of Greek tragedy: A love-struck young man threw himself off his balcony Monday, two days after a quarrel prompted his girlfriend - a member of Greece's Olympic judo team - to jump from the same spot.

Phelps strives to lift swimming's popularity
BALTIMORE -- Michael Phelps is motivated by more than gold and glory at the Athens Olympics. He considers himself an ambassador of his sport, and he wants to make good on a promise.

Opening ceremony to include Trojan horse, Greek goddesses
ATHENS, Greece -- A Trojan horse. A giant statue of the goddess Athena. Mythological figures sailing through a lake on the Olympic stadium infield.

Group's move to area can't get past border

Agassi wins Cincinnati Masters for third time

Overtime

X Games wraps up with high-flying, dangerous events

X Games wraps up with high-flying, dangerous events
LOS ANGELES -- The X Games saved the biggest for last, wrapping up four days of competition Sunday with its most spectacular and dangerous high-flying events.

Agassi wins Cincinnati Masters for third time
MASON, Ohio -- A resurgent Andre Agassi defeated tenth-seeded Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Cincinnati Masters tournament.

Overtime
In Montreal, Amelie Mauresmo won the Rogers Cup for the second time, routing Elena Likhovtseva, 6-1, 6-0, to end the unseeded Russian's string of upsets.

Mauresmo wins Rogers Cup again
MONTREAL -- Amelie Mauresmo won the Rogers Cup for the second time Sunday, routing Elena Likhovtseva 6-1, 6-0 to end the unseeded Russian's string of upsets.

Molik wins Stockholm title
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Alicia Molik of Australia routed Tatiana Perebiynis of Ukraine 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to capture the Nordic Light Open for her second WTA title. She capped her day by winning the doubles championship.

Group's move to area can't get past border
Border control measures with Canada might help keep terrorists out of the United States, but for the moment, they also have grounded an unlikely group - the Professional Disc Golf Association.

Broncos fans flock to ceremonies for Elway
CANTON, Ohio -- The sea of Broncos blue and orange in the stands at Fawcett Stadium made it clear who was the headliner at Sunday's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Brooking becomes asset in Falcons' new defense
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Keith Brooking usually exudes optimism at this time of year.

Panthers' Meadows retires because of shoulder pain
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Carolina Panthers' unsettled offensive line took another hit Monday when projected starting right tackle Adam Meadows abruptly announced his retirement.

Barber and Toomer on punt return duty with Joyce cut
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Giving second-round draft pick Chris Snee a starting job on New York Giants' offensive line has been a move expected from new coach Tom Coughlin.

Missed payments put Rison at large
DECATUR, Ga. - A judge ordered the arrest of former star receiver Andre Rison on Monday for failing to pay $107,350 in child support.

Harris leaves drill with knee injury
NAPA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders linebacker Napoleon Harris injured his right knee during a training camp drill Monday.

Elway, Sanders, Eller and Brown enter Hall of Fame
CANTON, Ohio -- John Elway surveyed the sea of Broncos blue and orange, heard the cheers, and offered his fans a tribute.

Smith, Moore to compete for RG job
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Brent Smith has danced around the New York Jets' offensive line so often, sometimes it is hard to figure out where he is on the field.

Meadows decides to retire
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Carolina Panthers' unsettled offensive line took another hit Monday, when projected starting right tackle Adam Meadows abruptly announced his retirement.

Dolphins: 'What else can happen?'
DAVIE, Fla. -- Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Surtain figures things have to turn around for the Miami Dolphins.

Will Sutton lay up or go long with Ryder Cup?

TV Lookout: Highlights (and lowlights) for the week
Cable's Trio network is giving viewers a big show all during August with its passel of Texas-themed programming.

Create your own sitcom for Bravo's contest
NEW YORK -- If you ever watched an episode of "According to Jim" and said, "Any idiot could do that," well, here's your opportunity to prove it. And then some.

Create your own sitcom for Bravo's contest

TV Lookout: Highlights (and lowlights) for the week

People in the News

Autopsy fails to reveal cause of death for singer Rick James

People in the News

Actress Fay Wray of 'King Kong' fame dies at 96

Digitally painted Stooges DVD revive colorization debate

Thurman overshadows camp

Thurman overshadows camp
ATHENS, Ga. - Neither Georgia coach Mark Richt or starting linebacker Odell Thurman would disclose the unspecified rules violation that led to Thurman's suspension Sunday, but Thurman apologized and said he knew a suspension was possible for a couple of weeks.

My style

Xtreme question of the week

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Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

My style
THE FACTS: Kiara Shepherd, 15, (right), a sophomore at Butler High School, and Miranda Briscoe, 16, a junior at Butler

Loyalty has to be both ways

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Loyalty has to be both ways
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: I have a boyfriend, and he's been in jail for at least 3 months. He got locked up in April, but we've been going together since February. I love him and he loves me, but I don't know what to do. He can't accept any more letters. I'm just wondering if I should stay with him or just move on?

Xtreme question of the week
When it comes to shopping, do you consider brand names first?

College life will mean freedom, empty wallet
My childhood - all 18 years of it - sits waiting in brown cardboard boxes scattered around my room.

Gear for class mixes comfort, function and style

College life will mean freedom, empty wallet

Gear for class mixes comfort, function and style
Students dread it, but school will always be around. Despite the tedious homework and even the nagging teachers, there's a need for it.

Xtreme calendar
RENT or BUY these titles on DVD or VHS: Kill Bill Volume 2, the highly violent conclusion of director Quentin Tarantino's story about a bride out to avenge her attempted murder; and Johnson Family Vacation, starring Cedric the Entertainer and Bow Wow as part of a family on a hilarious cross-country trip to attend their family reunion.

Actor plays thief, tackled by policeman