Barnes & Noble says book critical on Kerry has sold out

Stage III brings Simon's comedy to Jewish Community Center stage
What do you get when a neat freak tries to share an apartment with a slob?

Artists in concert to raise money for school
For Ellis Johnson, an organizer of the Music for a Summer's Evening ... From the Classics to Gershwin, Ellington and Broadway benefit concert on Saturday featuring Jessye Norman, the most important audience members won't be the people who have bought the tickets, but the 40 patrons getting in for free.

Fine arts calendar

Barnes & Noble says book critical on Kerry has sold out
NEW YORK -- Barnes & Noble Inc. said Monday it has been pinched by strong demand for a new book that questions the Vietnam-era actions of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.

Artists in concert to raise money for school

Symphony, theater group will celebrate anniversaries

Spotlight: Brenda Durant

Fine arts calendar
Here's a list of gallery showings and events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Stage III brings Simon's comedy to Jewish Community Center stage

Symphony, theater group will celebrate anniversaries
Anniversaries are funny things. After all, what makes 50 or 60 years more significant than 49 or 59? The difference, in truth, is purely numerological.

Spotlight: Brenda Durant
NAME: Brenda Durant OCCUPATION: Executive director, Greater Augusta Arts Council HOMETOWN: Great Neck, N.Y.; moved here in 1972.

Detroit squeeze out win over Chicago
DETROIT -- Marcus Thames drove in three runs, and Nate Robertson pitched eight strong innings in the Detroit Tigers' 5-4 victory over the slumping Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

Chicago scores 8th victory over Milwaukee

Chicago scores 8th victory over Milwaukee
CHICAGO -- Corey Patterson hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday to give the Cubs a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago's eighth victory in 11 games.

Ordonez out for season

Squirrel romps around Jacobs Field
CLEVELAND -- This squirrelly newcomer caused quite a stir at Jacobs Field.

Garciaparra back in lineup

Astros blast Phillies
HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros sure wish they'd play this way against everyone else.

Indians agree to terms with top-pick LHP Sowers
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians and left-hander Jeremy Sowers, the sixth overall draft pick in June, agreed to contract terms Tuesday.

Astros blast Phillies

Garciaparra back in lineup
CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs shortstop Nomar Garciaparra was back in the starting lineup Tuesday night against Milwaukee after missing three straight games because of a strained left wrist.

Indians agree to terms with top-pick LHP Sowers

Ordonez out for season
DETROIT -- Magglio Ordonez will miss the rest of the season with a left knee injury, Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams confirmed Tuesday.

Latest area births

Latest area births
Gabrielle Marie Jenkins: James K. and Stacey M. Jenkins, of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Gabrielle Marie Jenkins, Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Thomas T. Dicks Jr., Joyce L. Dicks, Carl R. Jenkins Jr. and Janice R. Diamond, all of Augusta.

Odds and Ends
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- It's not always easy to grab a husband's attention, but Krysti Mikkonen has stumbled onto a surefire method.

Odds and Ends
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Krispy Kreme is offering to reward students with a doughnut for every A on their report card, but the plan seems a little flaky to some officials trying to fight childhood obesity.

Malaysian woman living with 6,000 scorpions
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- A Malaysian woman who's trying to reclaim a world record by living in a locked glass box with more than 6,000 scorpions has been stung once, is suffering a fever and scarcely sleeps because the creatures keep crawling over her.

Drew cuts head

Garber not surprised that Smoltz now owns record
ATLANTA - Gene Garber doesn't pay much attention to the Atlanta Braves anymore, but he was aware of John Smoltz's march toward the franchise saves record he had owned since 1987.

Drew cuts head
ATLANTA -- Braves right fielder J.D. Drew cut his head during batting practice Tuesday and was removed from the starting lineup for Tuesday night's game against Colorado.

Braves, Jones thump Rockies

Braves, Jones thump Rockies
ATLANTA - Having witnessed the damage that Chipper Jones inflicted on National League pitchers last August, Atlanta hitting coach Terry Pendleton was waiting for him behind the batting cage Wednesday afternoon.

Garber not surprised that Smoltz now owns record

Atlanta rallies for slim win
ATLANTA - It took Atlanta's offense six innings to spring to life, but when it did there was no catching it.

Businesses urge help in poverty battle
ATLANTA - A group of businesses is asking corporate America to help its workers in the South by providing such benefits as health insurance, transportation and child care, instead of asking the government to pick up the tab for the services.

Northwest imposes fees to tickets not booked on its Web sites

Home sales fell slightly in July
WASHINGTON -- Sales of previously owned homes declined in July but still posted their third-best sales pace on record - a sign that the housing market, while slowing a bit, remains in good shape.

Northwest imposes fees to tickets not booked on its Web sites
MINNEAPOLIS -- Northwest Airlines Corp. plans to begin charging customers and travel agents extra fees for domestic tickets that are not booked through the airline's Web sites.

SCE&G to refund false fees

NTT DoCoMo, Motorola to develop next-generation mobile phone
TOKYO -- NTT DoCoMo, Japan's top mobile-phone carrier, and Motorola Inc., the world's No. 2 cell-phone maker, plan to develop a more sophisticated mobile phone that subscribers in Japan can also use while traveling to other parts of Asia as well as Europe, the companies said Wednesday.

SCE&G to refund false fees
COLUMBIA - South Carolina Electric and Gas may end up refunding about $1.4 million to about 7,000 customers in a settlement of a lawsuit brought by the state.

T-Mobile to install Wi-Fi hotspots at Red Roof Inns
CARROLLTON, Texas -- Accor North America has reached an agreement with T-Mobile USA Inc. to install wireless Internet access throughout all of its Red Roof Inns over the next year, officials said.

GM pulls ad with dream sequence of boy driving wildly
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. pulled a Corvette ad that shows a young boy driving wildly through city streets after safety advocates complained, the company said Wednesday.

Intel slashes prices by up to 35 percent

Beer in aluminum bottles on the way
PITTSBURGH -- How much would you pay for a bottle of beer that stays cold nearly an hour longer?

Factories see orders for durable goods rise
WASHINGTON -- America's factories saw orders for costly manufactured goods in July post the biggest gain in four months, an encouraging sign that the economy is emerging from an early summer funk.

Oil prices plummet below $44 as profit-taking sets in
WASHINGTON -- Oil prices plummeted below $44 a barrel Thursday, sinking for the fourth consecutive day, as supply fears receded and profit-taking took over.

New technique to enable more resilient semiconductors

Wachovia to shed 18 SouthTrust branches
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Wachovia Corp. has agreed to divest 18 SouthTrust Corp. branches in Florida and Georgia as part of an agreement to secure the U.S. Justice Department's approval of the $14.3 billion merger between the two banks.

Adviser describes way to end conflict at work
Workplace conflict is common, but it doesn't have to ruin your day.

Atlanta bank chief said economy on course for growth
ATLANTA -- The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta said Wednesday the nation's economy appears to be on course for sustained growth, but reduced his own GDP estimates for the second half of the year.

Job market forecast sees more growth for Augusta
ATLANTA - Having fully recovered from the recession last year, Augusta's job market is making gains, according to one nationally noted economist.

Adviser describes way to end conflict at work

Atlanta bank chief said economy on course for growth

T-Mobile to install Wi-Fi hotspots at Red Roof Inns

Oil prices plummet below $44 as profit-taking sets in

Oil prices tumble, though stay above $45

GM pulls ad with dream sequence of boy driving wildly

Businesses urge help in poverty battle

Justice Dept. cracks down on 'spammers'

Change of focus is a hit
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce's reorganization plan is paying off.

Wachovia to shed 18 SouthTrust branches

Business briefs
Staffing and human resources firm MAU Inc. announced Tuesday that it has signed an exclusive contract with University Hospital to provide the 551-bed facility with administrative employees.

Factories see orders for durable goods rise

Oil prices tumble, though stay above $45
WASHINGTON -- Oil prices tumbled for a third consecutive day Tuesday, briefly falling below $45 a barrel, as geopolitical concerns that had brought the market to a boil in recent weeks appeared to cool off.

Beer in aluminum bottles on the way

Intel slashes prices by up to 35 percent
NEW YORK - Semiconductor giant Intel Corp. cut the prices on some of its Pentium and Itanium chips Sunday by as much as a third.

Justice Dept. cracks down on 'spammers'
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department has made a series of arrests against purveyors of e-mail "spam" as part of a nationwide crackdown against Internet scam artists, a marketing group said Wednesday.

New technique to enable more resilient semiconductors
TOKYO -- NTT DoCoMo, Japan's top mobile-phone carrier, and Motorola Inc., the world's No. 2 cell-phone maker, plan to develop a more sophisticated mobile phone that subscribers in Japan can also use while traveling to other parts of Asia as well as Europe, the companies said Wednesday.

NTT DoCoMo, Motorola to develop next-generation mobile phone

Miami recruit Willie Williams goes down with injury
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami Hurricanes top recruit Willie Williams sprained his right knee in Tuesday's practice, but may have further examinations to determine its severity.

Miami's Williams sidelined with knee injury

Bloom loses final appeal to play football, accept endorsements
BOULDER, Colo. -- Jeremy Bloom's college football career is officially over.

Suspended player reinstated for practice

Williams' status at USC remains unresolved

Suspended player reinstated for practice
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Deion Holts, suspended from Western Kentucky's football team after being arrested in connection with a break-in at a golf course, has been reinstated to the team as a practice player.

Williams' status at USC remains unresolved
LOS ANGELES -- Standout receiver Mike Williams is all but certain not to play Saturday night when top-ranked Southern California opens its season because of continuing delays in the school's appeal process to the NCAA.

Bloom loses final appeal to play football, accept endorsements

Miami recruit Willie Williams goes down with injury

Miami's Williams sidelined with knee injury
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami freshman linebacker Willie Williams will be sidelined at least two months after having surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.

Vaughan strikes deal over arrest in prostitution sting

Price's true side comes out at ceremony

Fix funding formulas

Let the vets have their say
Democrats were all-too-happy to sic the news media onto George W. Bush to look into his Vietnam-era record.

This is wacko, Jacko
You might have thought Janet Jackson's overexposure at the Super Bowl was merely a distasteful, disgraceful publicity stunt that went bust. Nope.

Time to make choices

Let the vets have their say

Time to make choices
Augusta commissioners have worked long and hard to figure out what they will propose we spend $386.4 million in sales tax revenues on, should voters decide to extend the tax beyond 2005.

Fix funding formulas
Georgia's elected leaders must make every effort to resolve the state's school funding formula before the courts do - lest the state end up going down the same rocky road as South Carolina.

DeGeneres ascends to deity's role in 'Oh, God!' update
LOS ANGELES -- Comedian Ellen DeGeneres is getting a promotion - to supreme being.

Applause calendar
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People in the News
NEW YORK -- Kwame Jackson is starting to look less like an "Apprentice" and more like Donald Trump.

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

Siegfried & Roy producer refuses to share mauling video
LAS VEGAS -- The company that produced the Siegfried & Roy magic show has refused to give federal investigators a video of the tiger attack that badly injured illusionist Roy Horn.

Japan rejects Bobby Fischer's appeal of deportation
TOKYO -- Japan's Justice Ministry on Tuesday rejected former chess champion Bobby Fischer's demand for protection as a political refugee and issued an order to deport him.

People in the News
LONDON -- Jimmy Page hasn't yet made it up the stairway to heaven, but he's the first to reach the new British Walk of Fame.

Club calendar
Here's a list of entertainment at Aiken-Augusta nightclubs.

Rodney Dangerfield to undergo heart surgery
LOS ANGELES -- Comedian Rodney Dangerfield was hospitalized Tuesday for heart valve replacement surgery.

MCG students find their groove making fun, music as a group
Only the name Sulcus Groove gives them away. Unless you know that the word "sulcus" is a medical term for a narrow groove, you wouldn't guess the band jamming on stage is composed of medical students at the Medical College of Georgia.

Exuberant 'Shaolin Soccer' flows with gonzo charm
While Shaolin Soccer might falter in terms of character development, furthering the art of cinematography and - written in Chinese or not - screenwriting, it's a movie that functions with exuberance and courage in its oddball convictions. Its weaknesses are part of its gonzo charm.

Open tab
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a guide to some of the best bets around Augusta and Aiken:

Stocks muddled as many traders avoid market
NEW YORK -- Investors all but ignored another substantial retreat in oil prices Tuesday, leaving stocks mixed in a listless and lightly traded session. Tech stocks fell in response to a brokerage downgrade of Cisco Systems Inc., while blue chips got a boost from an upgrade of Caterpillar Inc.

Toll Brothers' profit soars 56 percent on strong demand
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. - Toll Brothers Inc. Wednesday said profit for its latest quarter surged 56 percent as demand for new luxury homes remained strong.

Getting in on Google: Was it all worth it?
Google Inc. caught the attention of investors not just by deciding to offer stock but by the way it is staged its initial public offering. To help explain how Google's IPO wored, The Associated Press asked staff writer Michael J. Martinez to take part in the company's auction of stock and to share the experiences of other investors. This is the last in a series of articles on the process.

Morningstar debuts fund governance ratings

Heinz profits down, sales up
PITTSBURGH -- H.J. Heinz Co., the maker of ketchup and other foods, reported its first-quarter earnings fell 9 percent from results a year ago when its profits were boosted by the sale of some of its businesses to Del Monte.

Stocks rally as falling oil prices lure buyers

Acquisition helps Smucker post earnings gain
ORRVILLE, Ohio -- J.M. Smucker Co. reported a 27 percent jump in first quarter earnings on Wednesday, helped by the recent addition of International Multifoods Corp., which added $75.5 million in sales.

Toll Brothers' profit soars 56 percent on strong demand

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

Acquisition helps Smucker post earnings gain

Tokyo stocks finish higher

Big Movers in the Stock Market

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.

Heinz profits down, sales up

Tokyo stocks surge, U.S. dollar falls
TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks surged, sending the market's best-known index up more than 1.3 percent to a three-week high Wednesday after bargain hunters snapped up blue chips. The U.S. dollar was down against the Japanese yen.

Toro earnings rise amid healthy sales growth

Morningstar debuts fund governance ratings
NEW YORK - Morningstar Inc. has debuted a system for ranking mutual funds based on how closely they hew to the best industry practices on governance.

Tokyo stocks finish higher
TOKYO -- Tokyo stock prices rose Tuesday after gains by technology and major automakers offset losses by oil-related issues. The U.S. dollar was up against the Japanese yen.

Stocks rally as falling oil prices lure buyers
NEW YORK -- Stocks rallied in quiet trading Wednesday as oil prices fell for a third straight day and countered a pair of government reports that gave a mixed picture of the economy.

H&R Block reports $44.1 million loss in first quarter
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- H&R Block Inc., the world's biggest tax preparer, reported a loss of $44.1 million for its first quarter, saying its mortgage business was hurt by rising interest rates.

Plane-maker Bombardier back in black
MONTREAL - After two straight losing quarters, Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Inc. Wednesday posted a lean profit for its latest quarter.

Regis' profit climbs; sales higher
MINNEAPOLIS - Regis Corp., the world's largest operator of hair salons, Tuesday said its profit rose 21 percent in the latest quarter as revenue increased.

Toro earnings rise amid healthy sales growth
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Toro Co.'s fiscal third-quarter earnings rose 27 percent amid healthy sales growth in all segments.

H&R Block reports $44.1 million loss in first quarter

Panel finds consistency, flavor vital to smoothies
Blends of fruit, ice and imagination, smoothies are easy-to-make sweet treats that have health-conscious consumers seeking out specialty shops and restaurants to quench their thirst for the have-it-your-way beverage.

Supplement industry hops on the low-carb bandwagon

Panel finds consistency, flavor vital to smoothies

Supplement industry hops on the low-carb bandwagon
Stroll down any pharmacy aisle these days and you'll find that the low-carb craze has invaded the $20 billion dietary supplement industry.

Basic burger has many variations

Basic burger has many variations
One definition of a classic could be that it inspires variations on the original theme. As in music, so in the case of the burger.

Wild Wing Cafe to fill Oldenberg spot
Athens has one. So does Marietta. On Friday, Augusta gets its own Wild Wing Cafe, in the former Oldenberg Grill at 3035 Washington Road.

Mysterious lobster threat is migrating north

Grubbin': Giuseppe's
THE EATERY: Giuseppe's WHAT'S THERE: Pizza and Italian specialties THE ATMOSPHERE: Cozy and inviting, with high-backed booths, murals and colorful decorations

Mysterious lobster threat is migrating north
FRIENDSHIP, Maine -- It's summer on Maine's coast, but this morning Philip Bramhall pulls on a hooded fleece shell with his rubber overalls to heave 50-pound lobster traps around his boat's deck.

Hall's heads-up play lifts Jackets
The Augusta GreenJackets put on a lesson in futility with runners in scoring position Tuesday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

GreenJackets score plenty, but Catfish win
So much for offensive futility.

Ernie Els has seen his share of heartbreakers this season
AKRON, Ohio - The majors over, Ernie Els went to Firestone with another chance to be No. 1 in the world.

Woods remains No. 1 in world
LONDON - What seemed like a meaningless birdie on the final hole of the NEC Invitational will ensure that Tiger Woods keeps his No. 1 world ranking at least one week longer.

Haas is content playing on PGA tour
Jay Haas likely will make his debut at a regular Champions Tour event next week in The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, where seniors will be paired with kids in The First Tee program.

Price's true side comes out at ceremony

Ernie Els has seen his share of heartbreakers this season

Haas is content playing on PGA tour

Woods remains No. 1 in world

Haas has reason to keep playing with the kids
Jay Haas likely will make his debut at a regular Champions Tour event next week in The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, where seniors will be paired with kids in The First Tee program.

Price's true side comes out at ceremony
Twenty-three years worth of stories about Red Price - the time he spent as either head pro or general manager at Forest Hills Golf Club - were revisited last week at a retirement party for Price, even though he's not really retiring.

Hall's heads-up play lifts Jackets

GreenJackets score plenty, but Catfish win

Rivalry is rekindled after 29-year break

Silver Bluff is still unsettled at quarterback

First week of the season results in expected poll shuffling

First week of the season results in expected poll shuffling
ATLANTA -- Defending state Class AAAAA champions Camden County brought a stifling defense and a little luck to the Georgia Dome to kick off the season Saturday afternoon at the Corky Kell Classic.

Rivalry is rekindled after 29-year break
Larry Jarrett can't help but get a little emotional reminiscing about the old Aquinas-Richmond Academy rivalry. For a little more than three decades, it was the game in Richmond County.

Silver Bluff is still unsettled at quarterback
Ask Silver Bluff coach Al Lown about his quarterback situation. It's like taking a trip in time.

Hurricane-ravaged businesses doing what they can
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Nancy Cuffaro was serving New York-style pizza and apple turnovers in her dark, sweltering restaurant as workers began the task of replacing a plate-glass window demolished by Hurricane Charley almost two weeks before.

Charley's aftermath is proving hazardous for many
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- Mike Rankin was helping patch a hole in a neighbor's hurricane-damaged roof a week ago when the soft, wet wood gave way and he fell through the ceiling, hurting his leg.

A Weekend Behind the Scenes
Reporter Anna Grassel yelled at a line of crewmen. "Can you come over here," she screamed from the spectator's bleachers. "We want to interview you."

Scott Riggs: A rookie with plenty to say
SPEEDWAY, Ind. - Scott Riggs, the 2002 rookie of the year on the NASCAR Busch Series, is competing for the same title on the Nextel Cup Series this year with MBV Motorsports.

Long lines, high prices
SPEEDWAY, Ind. -- The road between Iowa and a couple of water parks in Wisconsin took Dale Bales and his family right by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last month. A couple of days -- and a few hundred dollars later -- they left Indianapolis to finish their vacation.

Playoff 'Chase' wins over drivers
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- It took 20 races without a win to sell Dale Jarrett on the merits of NASCAR's made-for-television Chase for the Championship.

Chicken dish brings India home
I didn't discover Indian food in America - or in India, for that matter. It was during a trip to London that I encountered this wonderfully complex cuisine.

Wife charged with husband's murder
Burke County sheriff's deputies have charged the pregnant wife of John Clint Walden with his murder, officials said this afternoon.

Authorities investigate Burke County shooting death
Burke County and Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials are investigating the death of a man who they said had been found dead early this morning.

Swat team enters residence
Police officers from several agencies have surrounded a residence in a rural section of McDuffie County just north of Dearing Elementary School this evening, after a man fired shots at a deputy responding to an emergency call at his girlfriend's house, authorities said.

Continental Airlines to end Augusta service
Continental Airlines said this afternoon that it will end service at Augusta Regional Airport on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Remove sports arena from SPLOST
As I see it, the pending Phase V SPLOST public referendum is, in actuality, a vote of public confidence to determine if we are willing to invest in Augusta's future.Sonny Pittman Augusta

Remove sports arena from SPLOST

State senator helps woman in need

Augusta's airport is wonderful place

Bush must be voted out over war
Emphasizing that the poor quality of pre-war intelligence misled us into war with Iraq misses the point. Starting a war is the ultimate roll of the dice and must be a last resort. Victor Reilly Aiken, S.C.

Bring Christianity into our schools

With prevention, the terrorists lose

Bring Christianity into our schools
An issue worth fighting for is to have Christianity put back in our public schools. If schools can teach about one outlook on things, they need to teach other worldviews, such as Christianity. Rebekah Madebach Augusta

With prevention, the terrorists lose
The confusion about winning and losing should be cleared up before the horror of another attack, should it occur, further muddles our minds. Ralph Shea Augusta

State senator helps woman in need
I would personally like to thank state Sen. Don Cheeks, R-Augusta, for his help in keeping a 95-year-old lady, who is bed-ridden, from being evicted from M.M. Scott Apartments. Joddie L. Kenny Augusta

Provide choice, not regulations
Anti-smokers have developed a standard strategy now. It descends on your mayor or county commission, and then carries them away, with primitive lies and invitations to fear. Woody Highsmith Evans

Augusta's airport is wonderful place
I was stunned to read the letter disparaging Augusta Regional Airport ("Local airport loses another customer," Aug. 21), because my husband and I love traveling to and from there. Pat Kirk Aiken, S.C.

Provide choice, not regulations

'Same day' doctor appointment slowly catching on

Study: nearly a third of Americans have high blood pressure

New blood test for babies could allow earlier treatment of diseases

Obesity hikes risk for nine types of cancers

W.H.O. says more funding needed to investigate bird flu

Government preparing for world's next big flu outbreak

EPA warns of polluted fish across the U.S.

'Same day' doctor appointment slowly catching on
If Steve Lunt, aka the "Handyman of Rochester," made his clients wait weeks for an appointment, he'd be out of business before long.

EPA warns of polluted fish across the U.S.
WASHINGTON -- More than one-third of the nation's lakes and nearly one-fourth of its rivers contain fish that may be contaminated with mercury, dioxin, PCB and pesticide pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

Obesity hikes risk for nine types of cancers
WASHINGTON -- Heart disease and diabetes get all the attention, but expanding waistlines increase the risk for at least nine types of cancer, too. And with the obesity epidemic showing no signs of waning, specialists say they need to better understand how fat cells fuels cancer growth so they might fight back.

New blood test for babies could allow earlier treatment of diseases
WASHINGTON -- A new blood test approved Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration could identify newborns with diseases linked to developmental delays, seizures, mental retardation and death.

W.H.O. says more funding needed to investigate bird flu
HANOI, Vietnam -- More money and global attention should be focused on bird flu in Asia to study the virus, which experts fear could mutate and trigger a human pandemic, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Study: nearly a third of Americans have high blood pressure
DALLAS -- Nearly a third of American adults have high blood pressure, putting them at greater risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney failure and other problems, according to a new government analysis.

Government preparing for world's next big flu outbreak
WASHINGTON -- Closing schools, restricting travel and rationing scarce medications may be the nation's first protections if a powerful new flu strain spurs a worldwide outbreak because it will take months to brew a vaccine, say government preparations for the next pandemic.

Rants and raves
I'VE BEEN HEARING a lot of stuff about the law enforcement center, all the leaks and problems and stuff they've been having. If they would put a quarter of the money they get on their fines instead of somebody pocketing it and probation money, I think they'd be able to build five new law enforcement centers. Maybe 10.

Man looks after residents in his neighborhood
Micah and Dianna Rouse, who live in a neighborhood on Rosier Road, sing the praises of their neighbor Richard Owens.

Midland board's numbers change
AIKEN - The Midland Valley Preparatory School board installed seven new members Wednesday night but failed to dispel confusion over fluctuations in the panel's size during the 2003-04 school year.

Construction brings upgrades to post

Car accident injures 3 people

News you can use

Across the area
Officers from multiple agencies surrounded a home in a rural section of McDuffie County just north of Dearing Elementary School on Wednesday night after a man fired shots at a deputy responding to an emergency call at his girlfriend's house.

Midland board's numbers change

Veterans meet at post to get breakfast, interaction
Around 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18, Gary Lentz arrived at the American Legion post in North Augusta with his passenger van loaded with veterans.

Around the block

Church dramatizes lesson at Columbine

Garrison's new commander knows area well

Claims lead to UGA coach's firing

Rants and raves
MY RANT IS that it seems the American public is not supporting our servicemen in Iraq as they once did. I just want to remind everyone we have over 100,000 servicemen there. They're getting hurt, injured and killed every day. Please keep them in your prayers and display yellow ribbons around town (Aiken also) to show your support of our servicemen. They're there for us.

Educators travel to try new culture
NORTH AUGUSTA - The first thing that struck art teacher Diana Bidulescu when she arrived from Romania last year was the clear, blue sky overhead.

Veterans meet at post to get breakfast, interaction

Commission adds to project list
Augusta Commission members know how to add, but so far they haven't been able to subtract.

Around town

Cross Creek will kick off Summerfest
Cross Creek High School is inviting the community to a summer celebration.

Across Georgia

Fort profile: Katrina LaDue
Mrs. LaDue is a certified public accountant working for Serotta, Maddock, Evans and Co. She works with the 93rd Signal Brigade Family Readiness Group.

Richmond County Superior Court

Fort profile: Katrina LaDue

Educators travel to try new culture

Mayor links to Canadian drugs

Council honors ambassador for blind

Kid of the day

Across the area

UGA braces for budget cut order
ATHENS, Ga. - Top University of Georgia administrators discussed looming cuts to the state's flagship institution, only months after they forecasted an improvement in Georgia's fiscal climate.

Across South Carolina

Planners jump on land Evans Middle vacates

Blythe death rattles family

Across Georgia
CEDARTOWN - A Polk County jury has convicted a man of killing two Rockmart women.

Emergency services suffer from shortage

Robbery scheme sends 3 to prison
Three of four young people who admitted a fake robbery at Fort Gordon was a plot to steal received short prison sentences Wednesday.

Continental Airlines to end Augusta service

Arrest ends standoff
DEARING, Ga. - A lengthy standoff between police and a man who fired shots at a McDuffie County deputy and then barricaded himself in his girlfriend's home ended late Wednesday night when Richmond County SWAT members stormed the house and took the man into custody, authorities said.

Contact Numbers

School menus
Here are menus for Richmond County schools.

School doesn't reflect county

Construction brings upgrades to post
In the spirit of the Olympics, Fort Gordon might have created its own spectator sport - construction.

Lightning damages home in Martinez

Military Reunions
USS MOUNT MCKINLEY: Seeking veterans for a reunion, Wednesday-Sunday, Sept. 8-12, Branson, Mo.; for all branches serving on Amphibious Force Flagship USS Mount McKinley AGC/LCC-7 during 26 years of commission; contact Patrick Tracy, (989) 687-6288, 345 E. Carmel Drive, Sanford, MI 48657-9234 or paddytom1@aol.com

Across the area

More Kids Count finalists are chosen in drawing
At 21 months, Brianna Lee isn't thinking about college, but her father, Vaughn Lee, has started planning her education.

Aiken group honors judge with portrait

Church dramatizes lesson at Columbine
Although it has been five years since the Columbine High School shootings, the incident is etched in people's minds and laws governing school campuses have forever changed.

News you can use

Pet of the week

Swat team enters residence

Budget plan erases pay raises

Boy gets detention for patriotic T-shirt

Congressman visits Wagener to gather small-town support

Across South Carolina

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 10-month old Makayla Alexandria Chavous, of Jackson.

British pigeon wings it to U.S.

Growth draws businesses to Aiken-Augusta corridor

Letters warn of license trouble
ATLANTA - A Rose by any other name is going to be a problem.

Cancer center seeks national review

Across the area
Two men accused of killing a woman in front of two of her children were indicted Tuesday.

Around town
Richmond County trees and landscape worker Cannon Ball Moore removes one of the limbs that had fallen in the 300 block of Greene Street. The 300 block eastbound lanes of Greene had been blocked since early Tuesday morning.

Car accident injures 3 people
Three people were injured during an accident Tuesday evening at the intersection of Mike Padgett Highway and Goshen Industrial Boulevard, authorities said.

Across the area

Rants and raves
I'VE BEEN HEARING a lot of stuff about the law enforcement center, all the leaks and problems and stuff they've been having. If they would put a quarter of the money they get on their fines instead of somebody pocketing it and probation money, I think they'd be able to build five new law enforcement centers. Maybe 10.

Planners jump on land Evans Middle vacates
In the case of Evans Middle School, one school board's trash is becoming a developer's treasure.

Failing pupils start 4th grade
This was supposed to be the first year that Georgia third-graders had to pass a reading test to make it to fourth grade. So why did 94 children in Richmond County make it to fourth grade after failing the test?

Around town
Davis Barone, 4, walks around the statue of Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe at Augusta Common as his mother, Elizabeth, watches over him under a mild, early-morning sun.

Airport security chief steps down from post
Augusta Regional Airport's chief of security has resigned, in part because of the stress of switching his staff to members of the marshal's office over the past three months, he said Tuesday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Retailing giant Wal-Mart wants a circuit court judge to reconsider his order that the company release the records of South Carolina employees so the names can be compared with the state's sex offender registry.

Unfinished projects will get $30 million to pay extra costs
Augusta commissioners are working this week to pare down the list of Phase 5 requested sales tax projects to $380 million, but only $350 million of the projects will be new.

Emergency services suffer from shortage
AIKEN - Paramedics are in such short supply in Aiken County that openings for the highest class of emergency medical technicians have remained unfilled at the agency or are frequently filled by rookies.

News you can use
AUG. 25, 1932 The eastern and western forces of the cross-country air races converged on Bartlesville, Okla., yesterday, but two of the group, including a Richmond County man, were missing.

Judge sets probation for dentist
An Augusta dentist who continued to prescribe patients drugs for more than a decade after his permit expired was spared a prison sentence Wednesday.

Budget plan erases pay raises
A surefire way to reduce Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center's $1.66 million proposed budget for next year is to eliminate pay raises for all center employees, the center's manager recommended Tuesday at the Coliseum Authority's monthly meeting.

Company denies autopsy claim
PHOENIX - The president of Arizona-based Taser International denies the company is pressuring a South Carolina coroner to reverse an autopsy finding in a stun gun-related death.

Former hotel to become housing for parolees, probationers
The name sounds like a gang.

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is 9-year old MeKanna Lynn Brissey, of North Augusta.

Judge rules contract for meals was legal
A judge ruled Tuesday that there was nothing illegal about the contracts between area governments and a private Florida business that provides meals for senior citizens.

Farmers market
This is a list of the commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Boy gets detention for patriotic T-shirt
Thirteen-year-old Clarence Darlington III wasn't about to turn his patriotic T-shirt inside-out.

Post happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Rebecca A. Smith, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Across Georgia
ROME - A jury of five men and three women was selected Tuesday to decide the civil lawsuit against Brent Marsh, the former operator of a northwest Georgia crematory where hundreds of corpses were left to rot.

Council honors ambassador for blind
Willie Jones can't see the award he received recently.

Across South Carolina
CONWAY - A Georgia man returning home with his father stepped in front of a fire truck traveling along U.S. Highway 501 after an argument with his dad, authorities said.

Fund-raiser will benefit Historic Augusta
An annual fund-raiser for Historic Augusta is getting a makeover.

Across the area
Two men accused of killing a woman in front of two of her children were indicted Tuesday.

Around the block
India Day will take place from 4-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. The event will feature food from India, a cultural program and health screenings. The program is free.

Growth draws businesses to Aiken-Augusta corridor
LANGLEY - Little by little, the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway between Augusta and Aiken is showing steady signs of new commercial growth.

Reunions
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Claims lead to UGA coach's firing
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia cheerleading coach has been fired after a Jewish cheerleader had accused her of discrimination that kept the student off the football cheer squad.

After requests for variety, recreation group ropes in professional rodeo show
The Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo will be at Fort Gordon on Sept. 10-11.

Businesses urge help in poverty battle
ATLANTA - A group of businesses is asking corporate America to help its workers in the South by providing such benefits as health insurance, transportation and child care, instead of asking the government to pick up the tab for the services.

Pet of the week
Anderson, a 7-week-old male terrier mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at SuperPetz on Whiskey Road in Aiken, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at PETsMART in Aiken and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at PETsMART in Augusta. Pets for adoption can be seen in their foster homes. For more information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call 649-1219 or 279-700.

Arrest ends standoff

Richmond County Superior Court
Here are Richmond County superior court sentencings, indictments, paroles, dui sentencings, juvenile court sentencings, marriage license applications and divorces.

Cancer center seeks national review
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The rumble of a crane and the pounding of hammers is encouraging news for the health of South Carolinians as work moves forward on a $50 million addition to the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Cities favor opting out

School doesn't reflect county
MERRIWETHER, S.C. - The new charter school in Edgefield County, which was barely completed in time for the first day of school, doesn't have enough minority students and doesn't reflect the racial makeup of the entire county, the school board's attorney says.

Kid of the day

Contact Numbers
Want to contact your commissioner about the sales tax ballot? Here are their mailing addresses and phone and fax numbers.

Judge sets probation for dentist

Aiken group honors judge with portrait
AIKEN - Contrary to the stories often told about him, longtime 2nd Circuit Judge Rodney Peeples never gave defendants years behind bars based on how many buttons were on their shirts or told them that a sapling outside his window would be "an old oak tree" when they got out of prison.

Commission adds to project list

Lightning damages home in Martinez
Cynthia Crews-Morris huddled with her husband, son and the family dog in a neighbor's garage and watched firefighters battle the blaze that engulfed her home's attic Tuesday evening.

Businesses urge help in poverty battle

Cross Creek will kick off Summerfest

Man is arrested in thefts

Military Reunions

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Post happenings

With days to go, tax wish list is growing
The devil is in the details of creating a special purpose local option sales tax referendum, and for Augusta commissioners, everything is a detail.

Congressman visits Wagener to gather small-town support
WAGENER, S.C. - U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson swooped through the far eastern reaches of Aiken County on Tuesday to drum up re-election support in the tiny sliver of the county he represents.

Mayor links to Canadian drugs
COLUMBIA - Columbia Mayor Bob Coble added a link to his personal Web site to direct people to low-cost prescription drugs from Canadian pharmacies.

Center's search for CEO resumes
An Augusta mental health center is drawing some interest in its permanent CEO position on its third try at filling the post.

Center's search for CEO resumes

Man looks after residents in his neighborhood

With days to go, tax wish list is growing

After requests for variety, recreation group ropes in professional rodeo show

Letters warn of license trouble

Garrison's new commander knows area well
For Fort Gordon's new garrison commander, Augusta is a familiar, friendly place.

British pigeon wings it to U.S.
GUM BRANCH, Ga. - Richard and Charlotte Webb were surprised to find a pigeon in their pear tree. Especially after closer inspection revealed it was a pigeon wearing an ID band around its foot.

Rants and raves
MY RANT IS that it seems the American public is not supporting our servicemen in Iraq as they once did. I just want to remind everyone we have over 100,000 servicemen there. They're getting hurt, injured and killed every day. Please keep them in your prayers and display yellow ribbons around town (Aiken also) to show your support of our servicemen. They're there for us.

Lawsuit decision is delayed
With questions still lingering, Columbia County School Board members held off Tuesday on deciding whether to join a group planning to sue the state for more education funding.

News you can use
AUG. 26, 1968 Lynn Bailie won the title of Miss Augusta during the finals of the annual pageant Saturday night at the Bell Auditorium. Miss Bailie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Bailie, won the swimsuit competition, as well as the overall contest, besting 10 other girls entered in the event.

Man is arrested in thefts
Richmond County sheriff's authorities arrested a North Augusta man Tuesday in connection with stealing thousands of dollars of computer equipment from the new Broad Street headquarters for the Richmond County Board of Education.

Blythe death rattles family
John Clint Walden told his family that if he was ever shot, it wouldn't be by his own hand.

Around town

Phinizy Road lab will suspend autopsies
The regional medical examiner at Augusta's state crime lab said a planned absence would result in the temporary transport of all victims of violent deaths to Atlanta for autopsies starting next month.

Former hotel to become housing for parolees, probationers

Man's cannon protects field, upsets neighbors
HOLLAND, Mich. - All Randy Brink wants to do is protect his blueberries.

Cities favor opting out
Harlem and Grovetown officials told Columbia County commissioners Wednesday they've all but snuffed out the possibility of a proposed smoking ban for public places in their cities.

UGA braces for budget cut order

Toronto film fest announces slew of world premieres
TORONTO -- World premieres of movies featuring Academy Award winners Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt were among the titles announced Tuesday for next month's Toronto Film Festival.

How 'Gremlins' and 'Indiana Jones' remade Hollywood

How 'Gremlins' and 'Indiana Jones' remade Hollywood
LOS ANGELES -- This is the story of how a gooey green guy in a microwave, a pagan witchdoctor with a beating heart in his hand and that unlucky numeral 13 changed the way Hollywood makes its movies.

New on DVD

New on DVD
Here's a look at some of the new releases in video and DVD:

Toronto film fest announces slew of world premieres

Jet Li punches back against formulaic action movies

Faces of fall film

Jet Li punches back against formulaic action movies
LOS ANGELES -- Jet Li wants to touch your soul before he kicks your butt.

Mini reviews

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater locations through Wednesday

Faces of fall film
Ah, fall, the season when leaves fall and Hollywood takes a break from blowing things up.

Southern outlaws, outsiders slither throughout Truckers' latest album
Reports of the concept album's demise, or even invalidity, might have been premature.

Spotlight: Paul Gordon

Top 20 Concert Tours
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

Concert calendar

Shortlist announces acts to be considered for annual prize
NEW YORK -- Loretta Lynn, Macy Gray and the rock group The Killers are among the 73 artists being considered for the annual Shortlist Music Prize, which honors artists whose albums were critically acclaimed but fell short of mainstream commercial success.

Top 20 Concert Tours

Hot ticket
WHO: John Mayer WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Hifi Buys Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta

Spotlight: Larry Millen
NAME: Larry Millen HOMETOWN: Armonk, N.Y.; moved to Augusta when he was 15. OCCUPATION: Internist specializing in endocrinology and internal medicine at the University Hospital campus in Evans

Southern outlaws, outsiders slither throughout Truckers' latest album

Concert calendar
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.

Mother Maybelle's famous guitar heading to country Hall of Fame
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A guitar once owned by "Mother Maybelle" Carter, a member of one of country music's most influential families, has been acquired by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Spotlight: Diane Meredith Belcher
NAME: Diane Meredith Belcher, performing at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, for the Concerts with a Cause concert at St. John United Methodist Church

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Ma$e has converted his comeback album, "Welcome Back," into a spectacular act of hip-hop subversion.

Spotlight: Paul Gordon
NAME: Paul Gordon OCCUPATION: Investigator and runner for Richmond County District Attorney's office PLAYS: Cort acoustic guitar with Fishman electronics

Shortlist announces acts to be considered for annual prize

Teams are not fans of new rule

Teams are not fans of new rule
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Engineers and most race teams aren't too thrilled by NASCAR's new rule that will limit gear ratios next year in all three of the sport's national touring series - Craftsman Truck, Busch and Nextel Cup series.

Playoff 'Chase' wins over drivers

The Art of Racing

Four crew chiefs fined for Michigan infractions
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Two Nextel Cup crew chiefs were fined a total of $10,000 Wednesday for violations discovered by NASCAR inspectors on Friday during the first inspection for Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway.

Long lines, high prices

Darlington gets night lighting
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Darlington Raceway's half-century of tradition changed in a flash Tuesday night with the debut of its multimillion dollar lighting system.

The Art of Racing
BRISTOL, Tenn. - John Dunlap never goes anywhere without his golf tee and Polaroid camera.

NASCAR newsmaker Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne became the third driver in three races to occupy the 10th position in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series standings with his fifth-place finish last Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

Four crew chiefs fined for Michigan infractions

Spurs sign forward Linton Johnson

Spurs sign forward Linton Johnson
SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs signed forward Linton Johnson III on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say they fear DNA evidence contaminated in Kobe Bryant case
DENVER -- Two days before the start of jury selection in Kobe Bryant's rape case, prosecutors charged that crucial DNA evidence the defense had hoped to use to prove the NBA star's innocence might have been contaminated.

Blazers sign 7-footer Przybilla
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Free-agent center Joel Przybilla signed with the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, putting the former first-round draft pick on his third team in the last year.

Prosecutors say they fear DNA evidence contaminated in Kobe Bryant case

Vaughan strikes deal over arrest in prostitution sting
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut assistant basketball coach Clyde Vaughan, charged with patronizing a prostitute last week, will perform community service and take a special class for men, in a deal that could result in the charges being dismissed.

Dilfer to play Friday

Cowboys trade OT Collins to Carolina

Bills QB Losman injured in practice

Duuuuce is back and ready for first game in Philly against former team

Jordan wondering if he has role with Jets

Packers sign former Giants end to bolster pass rush

Owens' numbers depend on receivers surrounding him

QB says he'll play Saturday night

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Kate Allen wins triathlon with late surge
ATHENS, Greece -- Kate Allen had the same reaction as everyone else when she crossed the finish line in the triathlon.

Jones jumps her way to final, will run relay

Gardner loses bid for repeat wrestling gold
ATHENS, Greece -- Rulon Gardner was in another Olympic wrestling upset - his own.

Above the crowd

May-Walsh cap splendid American night on the beach
ATHENS, Greece -- Misty May and Kerri Walsh made it look easy, even in the end.

Isinbayeva wins gold; breaks pole vault world record

Israel wins first Olympic gold
ATHENS, Greece -- A windsurfer whose first name means "wave" in Hebrew gave Israel its first Olympic gold medal ever Wednesday, taking a plunge in the Saronic Gulf to celebrate.

Carolina favorite advances

Isinbayeva wins gold; breaks pole vault world record
ATHENS, Greece -- Yelena Isinbayeva was positively giddy after clinching the pole vault gold medal, waving, smiling and even mugging for the cameras that projected her beaming face onto the stadium scoreboard.

Above the crowd
ATHENS - In a situation that easily could have turned perilous, the United States women's basketball team never flinched Wednesday afternoon.

Tremor felt in Greek capital during Olympics
ATHENS, Greece -- A small earthquake rattled some Olympic venues Tuesday. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

Jones jumps her way to final, will run relay
ATHENS - Marion Jones already had long-jumped into the Olympic final and left the stadium when Allyson Felix settled into the starting blocks.

Hayes is surprise hurdles winner as favorite wrecks
ATHENS, Greece -- Joanna Hayes screamed and covered her mouth in shock after winning the 100-meter hurdles in an Olympic record 12.37 seconds. Favorite Perdita Felicien pulled herself off the track and walked away in disgust.

Carolina favorite advances
When Eloise Dunbar and her family gather to watch the 2004 Olympics, national pride will play a role as they cheer for American success.

Dumais makes springboard final
ATHENS, Greece -- Troy Dumais kept alive his hopes of winning the United States' first diving medal of the Athens Games, qualifying for the 3-meter springboard final Tuesday.

Fire in her feet

Raymond upsets Petrova; Jankovic, Dechy, Hantuchova advance at Pilot Pen

Capriati, Bovina advance at Pilot Pen

Overtime

Overtime
Brandon Moss doesn't play for the Augusta GreenJackets anymore, but that didn't stop South Atlantic League managers and media from naming the outfielder the league's Most Valuable Player.

Raymond upsets Petrova; Jankovic, Dechy, Hantuchova advance at Pilot Pen
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Lisa Raymond overcame a loss in the first set and beat Nadia Petrova 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pilot Pen tournament.

Capriati, Bovina advance at Pilot Pen
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Third-seeded Jennifer Capriati outserved and outlasted Tatiana Golovin on long points Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pilot Pen tennis tournament.

Fire in her feet
The decision she made five years ago seemed simple and harmless enough.

Owens' numbers depend on receivers surrounding him
Like him or hate him, Terrell Owens can be counted on to provide some of the funniest or most outrageous moments of any football season.

Bills QB Losman injured in practice
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback J.P. Losman hurt his left ankle during practice Tuesday and had to be carted off the field.

Carter signs on with Jets
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Quarterback Quincy Carter signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets on Tuesday, three weeks after his surprising release by Dallas.

QB says he'll play Saturday night
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick doesn't think his sore right hamstring will prevent him from playing Saturday night against Cincinnati.

Dilfer to play Friday
CHENEY, Wash. -- Backup quarterback Trent Dilfer will make his preseason debut for the Seattle Seahawks Friday night against San Diego.

Jordan wondering if he has role with Jets
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- LaMont Jordan has heard the words before. Often.

Cowboys trade OT Collins to Carolina
IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys traded offensive tackle Javiar Collins to Carolina on Tuesday for a conditional 2005 draft choice.

Peterson to sign one-year contract with 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- All-Pro linebacker Julian Peterson ended his holdout Wednesday and signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

Packers sign former Giants end to bolster pass rush
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Unable to develop a pass-rusher opposite Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, the Green Bay Packers signed former New York Giants defensive end Kenny Holmes on Wednesday.

Duuuuce is back and ready for first game in Philly against former team
PHILADELPHIA -- The reverberation in the stands sounded like a typical Philly howl, only those weren't boos each time Duce Staley touched the ball. It was the drawn-out sound of his first name - Duuuuce!

Janie Fricke tries out bluegrass genre - but her way

Janie Fricke tries out bluegrass genre - but her way
I never expected Janie Fricke would record a bluegrass album.

Films about mishaps of traveling provide guide on what to avoid

Alan Alda to guest star on NBC's 'The West Wing'

The cast of Fox's 'Arrested Development' speaks for itself
LOS ANGELES -- There aren't many words the Bluths won't let fly out of their mouths - especially when it comes to putting down other family members.

Alan Alda to guest star on NBC's 'The West Wing'
NEW YORK -- Alan Alda, the Emmy-winning star of the '70s comedy-drama series "M.A.S.H.," will guest star on 10 episodes of the upcoming season of "The West Wing."

Olympics bring pure ratings gold to NBC
LOS ANGELES -- While the Olympic Games coped with disputed judging numbers, there was no argument about NBC's domination of TV ratings with its coverage from Athens.

HDTV owners irked by Olympic coverage
NEW YORK -- NBC's high definition TV coverage of the Olympics has literally and figuratively struck some owners of these fancy sets as a day late and a dollar short.

The cast of Fox's 'Arrested Development' speaks for itself

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Rodney Dangerfield to undergo heart surgery

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MCG students find their groove making fun, music as a group

Area Group and Club calendar

Exuberant 'Shaolin Soccer' flows with gonzo charm

Tailback wants to redefine career
ATHENS, Ga. - Tony Milton's college career seems to be defined by the injuries he's battled and the punishing blocks he's delivered.

Films about mishaps of traveling provide guide on what to avoid
I love to travel. I'm a big fan of the road trip, love the relaxed pace of a rail journey and get a little misty just thinking about airports. For me, the journey has always been just as important, if not more important, than the destination.

Oh Canada: Gamecocks heading north
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Dave Odom wants to know as quickly as possible if the Gamecocks can build on last year's NCAA tournament season. So he's taking his club to Canada to find out.

Oh Canada: Gamecocks heading north

Price's true side comes out at ceremony
Twenty-three years worth of stories about Red Price - the time he spent as either head pro or general manager at Forest Hills Golf Club - were revisited last week at a retirement party for Price, even though he's not really retiring.

Malaysian woman living with 6,000 scorpions

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Odds and Ends