Harry Potter publisher taking to the sky

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.

Boldin's knee a Cardinal concern
Tim Brown was reunited with Jon Gruden on Tuesday when he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joining the man who coached him in Oakland for four seasons.

Glavine loses two teeth in taxi accident
NEW YORK -- Mets pitcher Tom Glavine lost his two front upper teeth in an automobile accident Tuesday while going from LaGuardia Airport to nearby Shea Stadium in a taxi cab.

Burrell out for rest of season

Ten years later, baseball almost fully recovered from strike
NEW YORK -- Ten years ago, they packed up the bats and balls and went home for the winter, wiping out the World Series and alienating millions.

Giambi arrives in Tampa
TAMPA, Fla. (AP ) - A smiling and upbeat Jason Giambi arrived Tuesday at the New York Yankees' spring training complex to start working himself back into playing shape after being diagnosed with a benign tumor.

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.

Mets pitching coach suspended for slow pace, then reinstated
NEW YORK -- Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson was suspended for Tuesday night's game against Houston for violating baseball's slow pace policy, then was reinstated before the penalty took effect.

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.

Royals send Berroa, the reigning Rookie of the Year, to Double-A Wichita

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.

Royals send Berroa, the reigning Rookie of the Year, to Double-A Wichita
CHICAGO -- The Kansas City Royals sent struggling AL Rookie of the Year Angel Berroa to Double-A Wichita on Tuesday.

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.

Giants co-owner Tisch fighting cancer
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Giants co-owner Robert Tisch has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

Carpenter leaves game with tightness in back

Royals send Berroa, the reigning Rookie of the Year, to Double-A Wichita
CHICAGO -- The Kansas City Royals sent struggling AL Rookie of the Year Angel Berroa to Double-A Wichita on Tuesday.

Sport has matured since '94

Carpenter leaves game with tightness in back
MIAMI -- St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter left the game Tuesday at Florida in the third inning because of tightness in his lower back.

Giants co-owner Tisch fighting cancer

Vina done for the season
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Tigers second baseman Fernando Vina will not play again this season because of a partial tendon tear in his left knee.

Royals send Berroa, the reigning Rookie of the Year, to Double-A Wichita

Vina done for the season

Boldin's knee a Cardinal concern

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

Ten years later, baseball almost fully recovered from strike

Sport has matured since '94
NEW YORK - Ten years ago, they packed up the bats and balls and went home for the winter, wiping out the World Series and alienating millions.

Athletics top Twins

Woman wins claim against landlord that she needs dog to fight depression
ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- A judge has upheld an order blocking an apartment complex from evicting a woman who says she needs to keep her late mother's dog because it helps her fight depression over the mother's death.

Odds and Ends
VERNON, Vt. -- It's not often that police get pulled over by a drunk driver.

Cat loose in cockpit causes emergency landing in Brussels
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- A Belgian airliner made an emergency landing after an agitated passenger - a cat - got into the cockpit and attacked the co-pilot, the airline said Tuesday.

Father helps Chipper find his swing

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.

Cox's calm is team's comfort

Father helps Chipper find his swing
ATLANTA - In what has become an annual summer exercise, Chipper Jones' average is rising with the August temperatures.

Braves fall in extra innings
ATLANTA - Chris Magruder led off the 10th inning with a home run off Atlanta reliever Tom Martin, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers past the Braves 3-2 on Tuesday night before 21,681 at Turner Field.

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.

Revamped agency touts profitable opportunities
ATLANTA - Two nonpolluting industries - tourism and entertainment - look pretty attractive to the leaders of Georgia's newly named Department of Economic Development, and recruitment in those areas will be a priority.

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

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

Trump casinos to file bankruptcy protection

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.

Japan's central bank keeps policy steady again amid signs of recovery

Maytag gives customers chance to take appliances for a spin

Productivity increases at 2.9 percent rate in the second quarter

Bagels, grits will be sent downtown

Maker of DVD-copying products reaches settlement over suits

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.

Race, summit boost image

Race, summit boost image
ATLANTA - When it comes to marketing Georgia's image on a shoestring budget, a couple of international events can come in handy.

Fed pushes interest rate up quarter of a percentage point

Business briefs
Comcast Cable said it will launch local NBC affiliate's WAGT-TV's high-definition signal starting today, bringing to 10 the number of HD channels available to its subscribers.

Maytag gives customers chance to take appliances for a spin
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A consumer looking for a clothes washer does a load of laundry to see if an appliance lives up to its advertising claims. And a shopper considering a new oven tries one out by baking a batch of cookies.

Business briefs

Fed pushes interest rate up quarter of a percentage point
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve boosted a key short-term interest rate by a quarter-point on Tuesday as the central bank continued its campaign to keep inflation under control.

Google to give Yahoo more stock to settle patent dispute

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.

Government releases new rating system for vehicle rollovers

Trump casinos to file bankruptcy protection
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- You could call it Trump: The Art of the (Bankruptcy Restructuring) Deal.

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.

Japan's central bank keeps policy steady again amid signs of recovery
TOKYO -- Japan's central bank kept its loose monetary policy unchanged Tuesday, and said the recovery of the world's second-largest economy was gaining momentum after a decade in the doldrums.

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.

Kmart, Home Depot narrow terms of store-purchase deal
TROY, Mich. -- Kmart Holding Corp. said Tuesday that the maximum number of stores it plans to sell to The Home Depot Inc. has been lowered from 24 to 19.

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.

Productivity increases at 2.9 percent rate in the second quarter
WASHINGTON -- The productivity of American workers rose at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the spring, the slowest increase since late 2002, the government reported Tuesday.

Maker of DVD-copying products reaches settlement over suits
ST. LOUIS -- A company driven out of business by Hollywood and the video game industry over its DVD- and computer game-copying software has reached a settlement with the motion picture industry.

Kmart, Home Depot narrow terms of store-purchase deal

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

More spots for seniors might grow interest

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.

Info blackout is wrong
Last month, two classified data storage units turned up missing at the U.S. Energy Department's Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico - the third such serious security breach there in the past year.

Talking trash
Richmond County property owners cannot be happy about Public Works Director Teresa Smith's recommendation that the Augusta Commission boost the annual garbage fee to about $240 - a $45 increase.

Maddux's milestone

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.

Info blackout is wrong

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.

Talking trash

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.

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.

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.

New chain offers dinner and a movie, at the same time
AUSTIN -- A fledgling theater chain with national aspirations is giving "dinner and a movie" a whole new meaning.

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.

Rick Fox files for divorce from Vanessa Williams
LOS ANGELES -- Former Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox has filed for divorce from singer-actress Vanessa Williams.

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.

Former chess champion Spassky asks Bush to show ex-rival Fischer mercy
TOKYO -- Former world chess champion Boris Spassky has written an appeal to President Bush asking that he show mercy for his former rival Bobby Fischer and not seek Fischer's extradition from Japan, according to a copy of the letter faxed to media.

People in the News
HOLYOKE, Mass. -- When comedian Bill Cosby called police Chief Anthony Scott to praise his battle against street crime, the chief thought it was a joke.

The top five list
Here are the top five TV shows, movies, music, concerts and video sales.

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.

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.

Treasury bills mixed at weekly auction

Big Movers in the Stock Market

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.

Cargill reports increased earnings, strengthened meat business
MINNEAPOLIS -- Food and farm products conglomerate Cargill Inc.'s earnings rose 38 percent in the fourth quarter and its meat business strengthened, after trade was disrupted due to one case of mad cow disease in the United States and the outbreak of avian influenza in Asia.

Cargill reports increased earnings, strengthened meat business

Tokyo stocks end lower, dollar down against yen

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.

Lower store divestiture costs help May earnings rise
ST. LOUIS -- May Department Stores Co. saw its second-quarter results swing into a profit from a year ago, though sales fell short of company's expectations.

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.

Tokyo stocks narrowly mixed in early trading

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.

Big Movers in the Stock Market

Study: 401(k) savers survived the bear market

Markets wait for Fed; stocks finish mixed

Big-time ID theft symptom of database culture

Google to end IPO registration Thursday
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc. will close the registration process for its IPO auction Thursday, setting the stage for the online search engine leader's hotly anticipated stock market debut.

Tokyo stocks narrowly mixed in early trading
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks were narrowly mixed early Tuesday, but investor buying of financial sector shares helped the market shrug off an initial drop following Wall Street's slide overnight. The U.S. dollar was rising against the Japanese yen.

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

Lower store divestiture costs help May earnings rise

Stocks climb on Fed statement
NEW YORK -- Investor sent stocks sharply higher Tuesday after the Federal Reserve reassured Wall Street that economic growth would continue despite a recent slowdown and a surge in oil prices. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 130 points in a late-session rally.

Disney profits rise on strong theme park attendance

Disney profits rise on strong theme park attendance
LOS ANGELES -- Net profits at media giant The Walt Disney Co. rose 20 percent in the third quarter, boosted mainly by increased attendance at its theme parks and growth at its cable networks.

Cisco reports record fiscal fourth-quarter earnings
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cisco Systems Inc. posted a 42 percent jump in earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter Tuesday as the networking giant continued to benefit from corporate spending on technology and success as it branches beyond its core business of routers and switches.

Google to end IPO registration Thursday

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

Wineries continuing to sprout up in New York state
MILLBROOK, N.Y. -- About 20 years ago, John Dyson bought an old dairy farm here in the rural Hudson Valley and started planting grapes in a fledgling effort at winemaking.

Wineries continuing to sprout up in New York state

Wisconsin native chasing Ryder Cup berth will have plenty of fan support

Campbell hasn't cut it in '04 majors

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

Year's final major gives players a difficult test
HAVEN, Wis. - "PlayStation golf," Shigeki Maruyama calls it.

Year's final major gives players a difficult test

Club turns back the clock
Golfers take a step back in time when they walk on the first tee at Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken.

Wisconsin native chasing Ryder Cup berth will have plenty of fan support
HAVEN, WIS., -- This is the ultimate major week for Wisconsin native Jerry Kelly.

Four players win raises in NHL salary arbitration

Gomez awarded $2.9 million contract for next season in salary arbitration

Gomez awarded $2.9 million contract for next season in salary arbitration
TORONTO -- New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez was awarded a one-year, $2.9 million contract in an arbitration settlement Tuesday.

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.

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.

Muffin mix is perfect for coffee cake
Muffin mixes are great to have on hand to whip up a quick side dish or treat, but I've discovered that they are good for more than muffins.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Owner supports downtown revival

MCG president's raise is outrageous
From your article in the Aug. 4 paper ("MCG president will get raise"), I assume that the University System of Georgia Board of Regents is composed of independently wealthy people who have no regard about spending the state's money, but not their own, for a 52-percent increase in the salary of the Medical College of Georgia's president - and he didn't even request the salary adjustment. Charles J. Suchanek Martinez

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

Smoak's Bakery will be sorely missed
To paraphrase Louisa May Alcott, Easter won't be Easter without Smoak's cake Easter eggs. Betty Timmerman North Augusta, S.C.

Don't ruin the future of Olde Town

Owner supports downtown revival
I take exception to the article on reviving downtown titled "Some owners block the way to renaissance," in the Aug. 8 Augusta Chronicle. The tone of the article is very negative and unfair toward me as a property owner. While you spend many words on what is wrong with the empty buildings, you fail to acknowledge the significant contribution that I and my businesses have made to downtown. Bonnie Ruben Augusta

Enough bashing; Bush is our man

Take good, long look at liberty
On the occasion of the reopening of the Statue of Liberty to visitation by the public, it is appropriate to consider the importance of liberty in political discussion. Liberty is foundational to democracy. Today's political discourse, across the political spectrum, is dominated by ideological posturing, which is the nemesis of free discussion. Indeed, it is the nemesis of liberty itself. Allen Smith North Augusta, S.C.

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

Olde Town residents will put up fight
The controversy surrounding the Houghton School might seem unimportant to some in our community, but the building is one of the most beautiful and historically significant structures in the city. In Augusta, a city that has seen much of its history burned or torn down, each remaining treasure has become more important Bill Mundell Augusta

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

Hitler a Democrat? Notion is absurd
I wish to respond to the letter of Aug. 2 in which the writer expressed the sentiment that ".... In fact, Hitler was a perfect Democrat." I was horrified when I read this and I would like to clarify some points. Daniel R. Friedmann Augusta

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

Enough bashing; Bush is our man
I am so tired of all the Bush-bashing, I decided to take a stand. Kelly S. Miller Martinez

Kerry war stories are full of holes

Reverse city government's failure

MCG president's raise is outrageous

Olde Town residents will put up fight

Hitler a Democrat? Notion is absurd

Support our airport; don't knock it

Foreign factors aid U.S. production

Smoak's Bakery will be sorely missed

Health and fitness calendar

Connecticut dairy farmer turning manure into cash

Living briefs

Home schooling rises

The lingering legacy of'The Kid'

There's good taste -- and supertaste

Backyard astronomy

The Winner's Circle: Haunted by Doubts

Connecticut dairy farmer turning manure into cash
NORTH CANAAN, Conn. -- Beyond the Freund Farm's picturesque market, boasting fresh tomatoes and homemade apple pies, is a working dairy farm, complete with a half-acre lagoon brimming with cow manure.

Hubble team told to press ahead with plans for robotic repairs
NASA's chief is urging his Hubble Space Telescope team to press ahead with plans for a robotic repair mission to the aging observatory, saying, "Let's go save the Hubble."

Living briefs
THE WINE: 2002 Lindemans Bin 75 Riesling, $8, Australia THE FLAVORS: Floral and citrus PAIRS WITH: Ginger-sesame crust grilled tuna over a mixed green salad with a ginger wasabi dressing.

There's good taste -- and supertaste
Normally, people prize highly acute senses. They brag about 20-20 vision or the ability to eavesdrop on whispers from across the room. But taste is not so simple.

Calif. woman dies of West Nile virus; state's death toll to three
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- An 88-year-old woman has died from the West Nile virus, bringing California's death toll from the mosquito-borne illness to three. Another possible death was suspected.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Backyard astronomy
Beyond the bright lights of the city and high above the clouds, there's an entire universe waiting to be discovered.

Police find missile at Savannah home
SAVANNAH, Ga. - An anti-tank missile was found under the home of two men recently jailed on federal firearms charges who are also suspects in a trash bin explosion about a block from the house.

Across the area
An Evans man who pleaded guilty to several counts of entering an automobile will spend the next 10 years on probation.

Fish kills affect dam power

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.

Police identify slain UGA worker
ATHENS, Ga. - Authorities have identified a University of Georgia physical plant worker who was killed and three others who were injured Monday when a steam pipe exploded on UGA's South Campus.

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

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Preston Price Wheeler, 2, of Grovetown.

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.

UGA enrolls smaller, higher-scoring class

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

Court will name problem pupils
The Columbia County Juvenile Court agreed to inform the school system of child offenders that could pose a threat to pupils at Tuesday's school board meeting.

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.

Crash kills Greenbrier student
Lea Turner, a 17-year-old senior at Greenbrier High School, died at about 7 a.m. Tuesday. The driver, her boyfriend, is in critical condition.

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.

Across Georgia
EATONTON - It is not clear when the property the federal government seized from religious sect leader Malachi York will be sold, U.S. Marshal Theresa Rodgers said.

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.

Fish kills affect dam power
Fish kills at Thurmond Dam continued throughout the weekend, prompting three more shutdowns of the project's hydroelectric turbines, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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.

DUI arrest can be tricky

Across the area

Developer of landfill brings suit over letter

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

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - Three people have been charged in connection with the death of a Spartanburg County man.

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.

Citadel opens new barracks
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The not-so-secret underground rooms and tunnels are gone, but graffiti from the old barracks remains as The Citadel this week opens its new $28 million Padgett-Thomas Barracks.

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

Damage at lock prompts warning
The Army Corps of Engineers has expressed concern about the condition of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam and warned the city about deteriorated valve bearings that could fail and make the locks inoperable.

Citadel opens new barracks

Court rushes runoff appeal
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court, which canceled Tuesday's runoff election for an open seat on the Court of Appeals, said it will expedite the lawsuit challenging the race's general election results.

Throats of 3 children were slit before fire

UGA enrolls smaller, higher-scoring class
ATHENS, Ga. - After overcrowding last year forced students into makeshift dorm rooms, the University of Georgia says 4,495 freshmen are expected this fall, in line with its expected target after nearly 5,200 freshmen enrolled last year.

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.

Around town
Annette M. Drowlette/staffBela Vitez, 82, takes a breather from his daily two-mile walk at Aiken's Hopeland Gardens, which is open to the public.

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?

Survivors celebrate new leases on life at games
When she faced her most severe heart problems, Sherrell Gay had only a 5 percent chance of survival, and her doctor said if she did live, she probably would end up with brain damage.

News you can use

Officials attempt to block building
Augusta commissioners have signed a letter that will put a stop to any building activity at the Houghton school in Olde Town for 90 days.

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

Center teems with mold, rust

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.

Kid of the day

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

Around town

Around town

Crash kills Greenbrier student

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.

Across Georgia
EATONTON - It is not clear when the property the federal government seized from religious sect leader Malachi York will be sold, U.S. Marshal Theresa Rodgers said.

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.

Center teems with mold, rust
The Richmond County Law Enforcement Center is in much worse shape than imagined, even by the workers who mop up every time it rains.

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.

Majette will face Isakson
ATLANTA - U.S. Rep. Denise Majette became the first black candidate ever nominated for U.S. Senate in the state Tuesday as she defeated white businessman Cliff Oxford.

Fire kills 5, raises suspicion of arson

Officers locate bodies of 2 boat wreck victims
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Marine police recovered two bodies Tuesday - victims of a boating accident Sunday near a dock just south of Tybee Island's north beach.

Barrett meets seniors to explain drug benefit

County wants ban on smoke
Following on the heels of Columbia County, Richmond County health officials are moving to snuff out smoking. At least one bar owner, however, wants them to butt out.

Cigarette theft suspect arrested

State finalizes minibottle question
COLUMBIA - Attorney General Henry McMaster and other state officials clarified a referendum Tuesday that will appear on the November ballot asking residents whether the state should drop the requirement that restaurants and bars use minibottles to prepare liquor drinks.

Bronze Star honors soldier's Iraq service

DUI arrest can be tricky
AIKEN - South Carolina's tougher drunken driving law, with a lower blood-alcohol limit and stricter arrest procedures, was supposed to make it easier to sweep impaired motorists off the streets.

Survivors celebrate new leases on life at games

Hispanics can realize dream through housing community
SALUDA, S.C. - Milton Esperanza came to the United States from his native Mexico almost 10 years ago armed with ambition and little else.

Official urges trash fee rise

Throats of 3 children were slit before fire
COLUMBIA - Three children found dead in the ruins of their burned Rock Hill home had their throats slashed before one of their parents set the fire, authorities said Tuesday.

Aging fleet worries bus drivers, school leaders

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - Three people have been charged in connection with the death of a Spartanburg County man.

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

Across the area
An Evans man who pleaded guilty to several counts of entering an automobile will spend the next 10 years on probation.

Hispanics can realize dream through housing community

County funding is unavailable for camp for addicted teens
John Small is looking to make a big difference in the lives of troubled youths.

Rants and raves
I'M JUST A CONCERNED citizen wondering why we had to send to China to get a fountain made for the college when I'm sure there are people in this country who could have done it instead of paying shipping. After all, this is a big country. Someone in the United States could have built this fountain. It seems like such a waste of money. The fountain is beautiful, but it could have been made in our own country by our own people.

ASU enrollment record allows for growth
A fancy front entrance and a spacious classroom building are just the beginning of drastic changes at Augusta State University.

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AUG. 11, 1989 In the Augusta area's second midday bank robbery in as many days, an armed man held up the Bankers First branch office in Village West shopping center Thursday - and made his getaway on a bicycle.

Investigators seek cause of Richmond County fire

Developer of landfill brings suit over letter
The director of Georgia's Environmental Protection Division should be held in contempt of court over her agency's refusal to approve site plans for a controversial landfill in Taliaferro County, according to the Atlanta developers of the project.

Officers locate bodies of 2 boat wreck victims

Rants and raves
I'M JUST A CONCERNED citizen wondering why we had to send to China to get a fountain made for the college when I'm sure there are people in this country who could have done it instead of paying shipping. After all, this is a big country. Someone in the United States could have built this fountain. It seems like such a waste of money. The fountain is beautiful, but it could have been made in our own country by our own people.

Officials attempt to block building

Across the area

County wants ban on smoke

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

Police find missile at Savannah home

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.

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?

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.

Police arrest Aiken suspect

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.

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First Monday brings pupils back to reality

Panel will allow hotel to continue

Doctor defends sterilization

Court will name problem pupils

Woods maintains his focus
HAVEN, Wis. - If Tiger Woods fails to win this week at Whistling Straits, he'll have enough missed majors in a row to fill two fists. Yet the world's No. 1 player isn't pounding them in frustration.

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.

'Kill Bill' split may have hurt Oscar chances, Tarantino says

Short's Hollywood parody 'Jiminy Glick' closes Toronto fest
TORONTO -- Martin Short is taking Hollywood to task with "Jiminy Glick in Lalawood," a comic tale of celebrity culture that will close next month's Toronto International Film Festival.

'Kill Bill' split may have hurt Oscar chances, Tarantino says
LOS ANGELES -- Quentin Tarantino has just one regret about splitting his "Kill Bill" vengeance saga into two movies: The move may have undermined its Academy Awards prospects, particularly for star Uma Thurman.

Short's Hollywood parody 'Jiminy Glick' closes Toronto fest

Don Ho, legendary Hawaiian crooner, still going strong

Hilary Duff's concert halted after speaker caught fire

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.

Don Ho, legendary Hawaiian crooner, still going strong
HONOLULU -- Dressed in a bright Hawaiian shirt, raspberry-tinted glasses and his trademark white slacks and loafers, Don Ho creeps into a white rattan throne behind his electric organ and begins to sing "Tiny Bubbles."

Resurfacing project includes new yard of bricks at Indianapolis

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

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

Schayes remembers day 50 years ago when shot clock was born

Accuser files civil lawsuit against Kobe Bryant; experts say it could cripple criminal case
DENVER -- The woman accusing Kobe Bryant of rape filed a federal civil lawsuit against the NBA star Tuesday, a move legal experts said could cripple the criminal case less than three weeks before the trial begins.

Hawks makeover nearly complete
ATLANTA - Billy Knight nearly is done with his rebuilding. Closing in on his one-year anniversary as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks, only two players remain from the roster he inherited.

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.

Accuser files civil lawsuit against Kobe Bryant; experts say it could cripple criminal case

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.

Panthers' Meadows retires because of shoulder pain

Harris leaves drill with knee injury

Brooking becomes asset in Falcons' new defense

Atlanta's starter's health is a concern

Tim Brown reunited with Gruden in Tampa Bay

Dolphins: 'What else can happen?'

Draft nearly ready to practice after heart tests, asthma flareup

Smith, Moore to compete for RG job

Meadows decides to retire

Missed payments put Rison at large

Barber and Toomer on punt return duty with Joyce cut

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As clock counts down, ticket sales surging
ATHENS, Greece -- With the opening ceremony drawing closer, ticket sales for the Athens Games are making an expected surge, including a mad dash by cycling fans.

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.

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.

Special training required for beach volleyball players
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- If you plan to take up beach volleyball, you'll need to find your "sand legs."

Olympic flame arrives in ancient Marathon
ATHENS, Greece -- The Olympic flame arrived Tuesday at the ancient site of Marathon three days before the opening ceremony.

United States top Turkey in men's basketball
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- With the crowd jeering and whistling, the U.S. Olympic basketball team pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 80-68 victory Tuesday night to cap an anxious day in this ancient city and an eventful pre-Olympic tour.

Americans cap eventful day
ISTANBUL, Turkey - With the crowd jeering and whistling, the U.S. Olympic basketball team pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 80-68 victory Tuesday night to cap an anxious day in this ancient city and an eventful pre-Olympic tour.

Greek jewelry designer turns 'mistake' into Olympic medals

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.

Boyfriend of hospitalized judo champion throws self from same balcony

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.

Lost pole for former world champion vaulter

Australians ready to take on America - and the world
ATHENS, Greece -- No home crowds, an outdoor pool and maybe even a tougher American team this time around. Everything's shaping up just fine for the Australian swimmers at the Athens Games.

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.

U.S. coach deals with wife's death
ATHENS, Greece - Life seemed so perfect and exciting for everyone inside the close-knit family of softball's Team USA on July 17.

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.

Greek jewelry designer turns 'mistake' into Olympic medals
ATHENS, Greece -- The gold, silver and bronze medals have a new look for the Athens Olympics - a redesign that's unique, Greek and even a little chic.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Draft nearly ready to practice after heart tests, asthma flareup
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Chris Draft returned to the field but did not practice Tuesday after undergoing a catheter test on the left side of his heart.

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.

Tim Brown reunited with Gruden in Tampa Bay
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Tim Brown signed Tuesday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a move that reunites the former Oakland receiver with ex-Raiders coach Jon Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen.

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.

Bengals sign No. 1 pick, RB Chris Perry
GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- Running back Chris Perry, the Cincinnati Bengals' first-round draft pick, ended signed with the team on Tuesday to end an 11-day holdout.

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

Atlanta's starter's health is a concern
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Chris Draft returned to the field but did not practice Tuesday after undergoing a catheter test on the left side of his heart.

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

Will Sutton lay up or go long with Ryder Cup?

Woods maintains his focus

CBS' comedy "Two and a Half Men" proving a summertime hit
NEW YORK -- The comedy "Two and a Half Men" has quietly gained momentum during rerun season this summer, perhaps calming CBS' fears about what will happen when "Everybody Loves Raymond" retires next year.

CBS' comedy "Two and a Half Men" proving a summertime hit

Campaign is a time for strange political TV appearances
NEW YORK -- Roland Martin reeled in a big one for his weekly fishing show on the Outdoor Life Network.

Campaign is a time for strange political TV appearances

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

Digitally painted Stooges DVD revive colorization debate

New chain offers dinner and a movie, at the same time

Former chess champion Spassky asks Bush to show ex-rival Fischer mercy

Rick Fox files for divorce from Vanessa Williams

Lumpkin done for year
ATHENS, Ga. - Kregg Lumpkin, who was expected to be Georgia's starting tailback, will be lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, Georgia officials confirmed Tuesday.

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.

Lumpkin done for year

Thurman overshadows camp

Lumpkin to miss season with ACL injury
ATHENS, Ga. -- Kregg Lumpkin, who was expected to be Georgia's starting tailback, will be lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, Georgia officials confirmed Tuesday.

Lumpkin to miss season with ACL injury

More spots for seniors might grow interest
The senior division of the Regions Cup amateur series didn't even exist for the first five years of the circuit, which started in 1988.

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

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When it comes to shopping, do you consider brand names first?

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.

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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.

Gear for class mixes comfort, function and style

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

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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:

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?

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Cat loose in cockpit causes emergency landing in Brussels

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