National Theater of Greece returns with the antiwar comedy 'Lysistrata'

Jumping right in: Roger Bart dives into 'The Frogs'
NEW YORK -- It was a beautiful summer day on Martha's Vineyard and Roger Bart was on his way to Edgartown beach with his 3-year-old daughter when he received a cryptic phone message from director-choreographer Susan Stroman.

Book details the history of electricity

Blame fictional murder sprees on real physicians

Texas university unlikely place for dazzling collection of haute couture
DENTON, Texas -- From Givenchy and de la Renta to Balenciaga and Chanel, a dazzling array of haute couture hangs in an unlikely place - a storage room at the University of North Texas.

'47 Down' details 1922 gold mine disaster
The California gold fields had long since lost their romantic allure by 1922, with the process of extracting the glittering mineral from the earth largely reduced to the hot, dirty and dangerous job of deep mining.

National Theater of Greece returns with the antiwar comedy 'Lysistrata'
NEW YORK -- By October, the 2004 Summer Olympics will be a memory, but American audiences will have another opportunity for a different kind of Greek spectacular.

Broadway Joe, from football icon to old man
For people of a certain age, Joe Namath remains an icon.

Political books expected to thrive in fall

Blame fictional murder sprees on real physicians
Two physicians-turned-authors have each written a new novel that could prove to be just the right prescription for murder-mystery fans.

Dame Edna is set for a return engagement
NEW YORK -- Brace yourself Broadway. Dame Edna, that irrepressible Aussie with the purple hair, elaborate gowns and extensive collection of jewelry, is set for a return engagement this November.

Book details the history of electricity
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Dark light or benevolent force? In the 19th century, at the dawn of the light bulb and the X-ray, electricity was considered a mysterious force believed entwined with mind and body.

Texas university unlikely place for dazzling collection of haute couture

Political books expected to thrive in fall
NEW YORK -- As 76-year-old Cynthia Ozick prepares for her first ever book tour, she wonders how she'll respond to a question that seems so far from her own work but so near to the lives of readers: Who will you vote for in November?

Jumping right in: Roger Bart dives into 'The Frogs'

Broadway Joe, from football icon to old man

'47 Down' details 1922 gold mine disaster

Dame Edna is set for a return engagement

Red Sox sweep Tigers

Dodgers top Mets
NEW YORK -- Robin Ventura reminded the sinking New York Mets of their past and helped show why the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking ahead to October.

Indians blank White Sox
CLEVELAND -- Scott Elarton pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout and Casey Blake hit two of Cleveland's four homers to lead the Indians over the Chicago White Sox 9-0 Sunday.

Expos fall to Padres

Reds rally to beat Diamondbacks

Blue Jays end losing streak

Cardinals shut out Pirates

Curacao 5, California 2; Texas 5, Mexico 0
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Carlos Pineda struck out 11 and Jurickson Profar hit a two-run homer as Pabao Little League of Willemstad, Curacao, took an early lead and held on for a 5-2 victory over Conejo Valley of Thousand Oaks, Calif., in the Little League World Series championship on Sunday night.

Expos fall to Padres
MONTREAL -- David Wells won his seventh consecutive road decision and helped himself with an RBI single, leading the San Diego Padres to an 11-3 victory over the Montreal Expos on Sunday.

Blue Jays end losing streak
TORONTO -- Carlos Delgado homered in Toronto's five-run seventh inning and the Blue Jays ended a five-game losing skid with a 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday after a power outage delayed the start for about an hour.

Little Leaguers getting big-league attention in World Series
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- The umpires get the signal from upstairs, gesture toward the dugout and on cue, nine pint-sized 11- and 12-year-olds scamper out onto the field ready for another inning of the Little League World Series.

Reds rally to beat Diamondbacks
CINCINNATI -- For six innings, Edgar Gonzalez dominated the Cincinnati Reds. With one swing, Adam Dunn changed everything.

Little Leaguers getting big-league attention in World Series

Red Sox sweep Tigers
BOSTON -- Tim Wakefield allowed three hits in eight innings and the Boston Red Sox won their sixth straight game with a 6-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Phillies romp Brewers

Phillies romp Brewers
PHILADELPHIA -- Cory Lidle homered and threw a four-hitter for his second shutout of the season, Marlon Byrd hit a grand slam and had five RBIs, and the Philadelphia Phillies extended the Milwaukee Brewers' losing streak to 11 with a 10-0 victory Sunday.

Cardinals shut out Pirates
PITTSBURGH -- Albert Pujols hit his 40th home run and reached 100 RBIs for the fourth consecutive season, and the St. Louis Cardinals completed a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 4-0 victory Sunday.

Curacao 5, California 2; Texas 5, Mexico 0

Dodgers top Mets

Indians blank White Sox

Safety laws will never trump the Dare on the playground

Man sentenced to jail time for playing pornographic movie in car
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- A man who was watching a pornographic movie in his car as police pulled up behind him has been sentenced to three weekends in jail.

After 60 years of marriage, Indiana couple celebrates with skydive plunge
GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) ) - A couple celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary took a different kind of plunge - from an airplane.

Man gets jail time for playing porno movie in car
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- A man who was watching a pornographic movie in his car as police pulled up behind him has been sentenced to three weekends in jail.

Schuerholz, Cox are a long-running hit as baseball's Odd Couple

Bonds blasts Ortiz, Atlanta
ATLANTA - The Braves might still have the last word this afternoon, but Barry Bonds did all the talking with his bat Sunday night.

Byrd, Braves rip Schmidt

Byrd, Braves rip Schmidt
ATLANTA - Jason Schmidt vs. Paul Byrd? The numbers screamed the Atlanta Braves had no shot against the National League's wins and ERA leader.

Bonds blasts Ortiz, Atlanta

Schuerholz, Cox are a long-running hit as baseball's Odd Couple
ATLANTA -- At first glance, the Atlanta Braves' John Schuerholz and Bobby Cox don't look like the longest-serving active management tandem in professional sports.

Furcal hitting it for Braves
ATLANTA - A communications mixup in the commissioner's office resulted in no recognition for Rafael Furcal as the National League's Player of the Week for July 5-11, despite a .385 batting average, four home runs, eight RBI, and nine runs.

Attorney suing Wal-Mart sees justice, not dollar signs
SAN FRANCISCO -- Brad Seligman made millions early in his career at a small Oakland law firm - so much money that it made him uncomfortable.

Corporate pension crisis still looming

Burger King's new CEO tries to repeat Continental success

On the move
Rodney Khodr has joined Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta as the executive housekeeper. The native of Charlotte, N.C., has more than 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

IBM chief Sam Palmisano on Big Blue's prospects
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Samuel J. Palmisano expressed optimism about IBM's prospects and the industry at large. He also explained his approach as a leader. Here are some highlights.

Small businesses need to comply with new overtime rules
NEW YORK -- Overtime has suddenly become a confusing proposition for some small business owners.

Even after vote, concerns about Venezuela's oil sector persist
When Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez survived a vote to oust him last week, the victory eased worries that the world's fifth-largest oil exporter might erupt in political turmoil. Yet trouble still lurks in the country's massive oil sector, with industry experts warning that Venezuela needs long-overdue investment in aging oil fields.

Business calendar
MONDAY: Financial Peace University; Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church; 6:30 p.m.; the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and accountability. Classes are held every Monday. To register, contact Kris Key at (706) 738-8822.

Attorney suing Wal-Mart sees justice, not dollar signs

Coke battles for trademark
ATLANTA - A breast-cancer survivor who wants to help fund golf lessons for disadvantaged children is fighting efforts by The Coca-Cola Co. to stop her from using a similar-sounding name to market her business.

At IBM, Palmisano era already in full swing
NEW YORK -- Lou Gerstner's revival of IBM Corp. from its near-death experience in the 1990s has become a legendary business story. But the epilogue could be nearly as interesting.

Banking in the fast lane
Banks have always warned customers not to write checks they can't cover. Now they mean it.

Small businesses need to comply with new overtime rules

Business licenses
The following is a partial list of Richmond County business licenses issued in June:

Corporate pension crisis still looming
NEW YORK -- The corporate pension crisis seems to be going from bad to worse. First, companies struggled to come up with the money to cover their benefit obligations, and now they want to ditch their plans altogether.

Business licenses

At IBM, Palmisano era already in full swing

Banking in the fast lane

Toys "R" Us Inc., could soon find fierce business in babies

On the move

Even after vote, concerns about Venezuela's oil sector persist

Toys "R" Us Inc., could soon find fierce business in babies
NEW YORK -- As executives at Toys "R" Us Inc. mull getting out of the toy business and focusing instead on their Babies "R" Us division, their competitors are already moving fast in the world of blankets and cribs.

Business briefs

Business briefs
TROUBLED WORKERS: Many U.S. workers are unhappy with their jobs and their pay, but given the tenuousness of the labor market, they're not planning to try for new positions right now, according to a survey of more than 2,600 people.

Burger King's new CEO tries to repeat Continental success
MIAMI -- To Greg Brenneman, Burger King Corp. is a great place to work - the fast-food chain is losing customers to its rivals, its franchisees are restless and the company has had 10 CEOs in 15 years.

Commissioners keep adding on the millions as deadline for vote looms

Commissioners keep adding on the millions as deadline for vote looms
Early in last week's sales tax discussions, Augusta Commissioner Bobby Hankerson inquired as to when commissioners would stop adding projects to the $558.4 million list and start chopping.

Russo on Football: No. 1 USC shows its flaws
LANDOVER, Md. -- The inexperienced receivers had a tough time getting open. The retooled offensive line had some trouble protecting the star quarterback. And the No. 1 team was trailing the 17 1/2 -point underdog with 17 minutes left in the season opener.

Bama's Bates back from one-year exile

Russo on Football: No. 1 USC shows its flaws

Bama's Bates back from one-year exile
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Todd Bates couldn't help but hear the whispers. Even walking through a mall, the Alabama defensive end wound up behind two older men who were gossiping about him.

Lead, follow or move

'Creek Freaks' honored

A good dressing down
Sometimes a rule is so onerous it begs to be broken. Sometimes someone just has to stand up and violate the rule out of protest and principle. And most of us will end up standing with him. This is not one of those times.

Lead, follow or move
The headline Friday read, "Indecision plagues commission." And that's the way it seemed on the surface when Augusta commissioners couldn't even come close to agreeing on which projects to include in a $386 million sales tax ballot issue.

'Creek Freaks' honored
You may not have heard of them, but you should have. And now, thanks to U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton, the "Creek Freaks," officially members of Georgia's Adopt&812;a&812;Stream research team, are receiving some richly deserved public recognition.

Too much secrecy

Too much secrecy
Sometimes government classifies documents for ridiculous reasons. For example, the CIA once stamped as "classified " a facetious terrorist plot to kidnap Santa Claus, prompting one government critic to note that the feds apparently think it's dangerous for the public to know the intelligence agency has a sense of humor.

People in the News
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Tiger Woods says the primary goal of his youth education center is to help students improve their grades, not master their golf strokes.

VMAs sizzling but shock free
MIAMI -- Holding its festivities for the first time in the city of skin, Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards was sizzling, energetic and colorful - yet tame, by MTV standards.

After School Safety Tips
Ideally, children should always be in the company of a responsible adult, but this scenario is not always realistic for every family. There are more and more households where children arrive home from school before their parents arrive home from work in the evening.

Family Scrapbook
Send us a photo of your family for our Family Chronicles Scrapbook.

Let's get Wild About Books
With that title, it's a gimme that children's book reviewers will love this book, right?

A good fit
When it comes to children's shoes, there might some intergenerational negotiations on color and cut, comfort should be an easy point for parents and children to agree on.

Shove them out the door
Every four years the world gets inspire by the Olympics. That's why we're such an inspired bunch right now.

Get up and go!
When Zack and Nick Arrowood go to their dad's house, the first place they head is to the bedroom and the Sony Playstation.

Tater-tot casserole and other realities of the "back to school" life
On the last day of school as I stood around with a bunch of other mothers, I noticed that more than a few were wringing their hands, already anticipating the unfilled hours and the "I'm bored" comments that are inevitable during the unscheduled days of summer.

School Connection keeps parents and teachers connected
Well it's that time again. Can you believe it? Summer is over and we are already in yet another school year. I know how important is for you to know what is happening with your kids in the classroom.

What To Do
GreenJackets: The Augusta GreenJackets host the Rome Braves at 2:15 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium. For ticket information, call 736-7889.Aliens: Worlds of Possibilities: The Aliens exhibit at the National Science Center's Fort Discovery will be on display through Nov. 28. Fort Discovery, One Seventh Street 821-0600.

Mom TV: Middle School Musings
Well, it's finally happened: I am the parent of a middle-schooler. How can that be? Wasn't it just a couple of years ago that my little Zack Man was crying at the Pre-K classroom door, pleading with me not to leave?

Parent Resource Guide
If you would like to have your service or class listed in the Parent Resource Guide, please send your information to jennifer.miller@augusta Chronicle.com or to Jennifer Miller, PO Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

Late fees, over-limit fees add to expense of credit card use

Losing a job in 50s can be emotionally, financially devastating

Late fees, over-limit fees add to expense of credit card use
NEW YORK -- Making a mistake with your credit card can cost you a lot of money these days.

Losing a job in 50s can be emotionally, financially devastating
NEW YORK -- When the telecommunications startup firm Tom Gaffuri worked for went belly up in the last recession, he found himself without a job in his mid-50s.

Don't let short-term worries sideline long-term strategy

Don't let short-term worries sideline long-term strategy
NEW YORK -- Judging by where investors put their money last month, they're feeling mighty cautious about the market.

Yellow Jacket suspended
ATLANTA - Wide receiver Damarius Bilbo will join teammate Travis Parker in sitting out Georgia Tech's season opener against Samford.

Position switches on the rise
Stan Oliver's conversations with Georgia Tech football coach Chan Gailey always come back to one issue.

Johnson fitting in just fine at Georgia Tech
ATLANTA -- Calvin Johnson is easy to spot, on and off the field. At 6-foot-4, he towers over most of the other wide receivers at Georgia Tech, and his body already has filled out to a solid 215 pounds. He hardly looks like an 18-year-old.

Johnson fitting in just fine at Georgia Tech

Position switches on the rise

Yellow Jacket suspended

Augusta's glad Blackley stayed
Adam Blackley thought he was coming to Augusta from the rookie Gulf Coast League to provide some innings out of the bullpen. Next thing he knew, he was starting the GreenJackets' game against Capital City on July 4.

Jackets have made last home games fun
The Augusta GreenJackets have made their final homestand of the season a memorable one for the fans who stuck around for the final innings of each game.

Rome's pen mightier than GreenJackets
Willie Corporan had a no-hitter going for four innings and only allowed one hit in six for his longest and best outing of the season.

Rose is a rose is a ... sorry, what?

Closing charge creates drama

Closing charge creates drama
ALOHA, Ore. - Vicente Fernandez added some drama to Peter Jacobsen's homecoming party.

Jackson faces former champ
GRANITEVILLE - Mike Jackson has beaten up on all the regulars this year in the Regions Cup's senior division. They returned Saturday for the first round of the Midland Valley Senior Invitational, and so did a new rival with a near-legendary past.

Wetterich takes Nationwide's Utah Classic
SANDY, Utah -- Brett Wetterich shot a 1-under-par 71 Sunday for a one-stroke victory at the Nationwide Tour's Utah Classic.

Stadler closes with four straight birdies to win Tradition
ALOHA, Ore. -- Even Craig Stadler was surprised that he spoiled Peter Jacobsen's party.

Austin wins Buick Championship in a playoff

Austin wins Buick Championship in a playoff
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Woody Austin made a 6-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat Tim Herron and win the inaugural Buick Championship on Sunday.

Golf roundup
KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Grace Park proved she's healthy with an eagle-birdie-birdie finish.

Ochoa wins Wachovia Classic
KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Lorena Ochoa birdied three of the last four holes Sunday to overcome a five-stroke deficit and win the Wachovia LPGA Classic.

Funk leads Buick; 20 are on his heels
CROMWELL, Conn. - On a hot, muggy day when players baked and games wilted at the Buick Championship, experience counted for a lot.

Jimenez wins BMW Open; Four claim Ryder Cup berths
NORD EICHENRIED, Germany -- Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez won the BMW Open, his fourth title on the European tour this season, and Colin Montgomerie was one of six golfers to claim Ryder Cup berths Sunday.

Funk leads Buick; 20 are on his heels

Wetterich takes Nationwide's Utah Classic

Bogey doesn't cost Jackson title
GRANITEVILLE - The greatest year by a Regions Cup senior golfer didn't end quite the way Mike Jackson had envisioned.

Montgomerie, Donald added to European team

Ochoa wins Wachovia Classic

Stadler closes with four straight birdies to win Tradition

Jackson faces former champ

Montgomerie, Donald added to European team
NORD-EICHENRIED, Germany -- Colin Montgomerie's toughest year on and off the golf course took a turn for the better Sunday when he was chosen by European captain Bernhard Langer to play in his seventh Ryder Cup.

Golf roundup

Augusta's glad Blackley stayed

Jackets have made last home games fun

Burke star was the center of attention

Burke star was the center of attention
Burke County's Marcus Washington didn't have a stellar night running the football in Friday's 7-6 loss to Lincoln County.

Tropical depression strengthens off South Carolina; Hurricane Frances in open water
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tropical Storm Gaston formed off the South Carolina coast Saturday and was expected to make landfall near Charleston Sunday night, forecasters said.

Safety laws will never trump the Dare on the playground
Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.

Bush has served nation admirably
Each time I open a newspaper or watch a news program, someone, it seems, is accusing President Bush of gross misconduct - and some even go so far as to claim he is mentally unbalanced. It is so sad when the memories of Sept. 11 are so conveniently forgotten. Do we have to experience this once again to crack those hearts that have so hardened? Barbara A. Mohler, Augusta

Restructure U.S. presidential terms

John Kerry is fit for command

Smoking ban is not the solution

Restructure U.S. presidential terms
The U.S. presidency should be for one term only. That one term should consist of six years. That way, the president can negotiate all of his agenda. Therefore, there would be no need for the president to hopscotch all over America campaigning for re-election the day after inauguration. Ted Burnley, Augusta

Smoking ban is not the solution
I do not support nor dispute the use of cigarettes, and secondhand smoke may be harmful to our health. According to the surgeon general, it is harmful. But so are many other consumables we inhale and ingest in our present&812;day lives, which we can personally control, yet in the name of convenience and cost, we choose not to. In addition, our local and state leaders dare not demand the Environmental Protection Agency require zero tolerance regarding the release of cancer causing agents into the air we breathe. Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

Bush has served nation admirably

Kerry denounced own war past
Over and over again on your editorial pages, I see letters from those protesting the malignment of Vietnam war hero John Kerry, including Samuel Graci on Aug.21. Josh Griffing. Augusta

Thank you, Augusta, for helping

John Kerry is fit for command
Regarding Michael Ryan's column and Robert Hornberger's letter in The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 8: Hornberger questions Sen. John Kerry's war record; Mr. Hornberger was not in Kerry's boat, nor were the other people that were quoted in the book Unfit to Command. John O'Neill, the co&812;author, never knew Kerry or served with him. Adm. William J. Crowe stated that he had researched the facts pertaining to the book and found the book full of lies and distortions. Sen. John McCain stated what the people were trying to do to Kerry was the same thing the Republican Party did to him in South Carolina and to Sen. Max Cleland in Georgia ... .Carroll C. Kenny, Martinez

Inflated salaries are outrageous
I read that the Richmond County Board of Education, in its infinite wisdom, has given school Superintendent Dr. Charles Larke yet another outrageous pay raise. This action is very far below the realm of common sense, especially when it comes on the heels of the major hiccup of not having high school students ready with class schedules. Dr. Larke uses the excuse that the new computer software is not user-friendly. Timothy M. Bledsoe, North Augusta, S.C.

Total smoke ban is only answer
I am simultaneously amused and appalled by the recent spate of letters to the editor about the proposed smoking bans in Columbia and Richmond counties. M. Sean Hall, Augusta

Woman not running for school board
Woman not running for school board To dispel unending daily confusion, I, Susan W. Giddings, clarify that I am not seeking election to the Aiken County school board. I am not presently seeking election to any office, elected or otherwise. Susan W. Giddings, Aiken, S.C.

We must stand by our beliefs
This letter is in response to the college freshman who wrote regarding teaching Christianity in our schools ("Bring Christianity into our schools," Aug. 26). I wholeheartedly agree with her. Susan R. Frazee, Augusta

In big picture, smoke isn't that bad
About the anti-smoking silliness:David K. Simpson, Martinez

Total smoke ban is only answer

Kerry denounced own war past

Thank you, Augusta, for helping
I want to say thank you to the good people of Augusta for the hurricane relief you are sending. I learned from a friend of your Web page, and I see you are printing some of the lesser known problems associated with Charley. Cheers for that!Tom Walsh, Sebring, Fla.

Thank you, Augusta, for helping
I want to say thank you to the good people of Augusta for the hurricane relief you are sending. I learned from a friend of your Web page, and I see you are printing some of the lesser known problems associated with Charley. Cheers for that!Tom Walsh, Sebring, Fla.

In big picture, smoke isn't that bad

Travelers can see scars of Sept. 11 on Pentagon

Gaping hole where towers stood is powerful landmark

Two games vie for virtual football championship

Couple's smart use of space gives ample room to children

What To Do

Shove them out the door

Protesters sharpen tech tools to hack GOP

Mom TV: Middle School Musings

School Connection keeps parents and teachers connected

Get up and go!

Property transfers

Let's get Wild About Books

Travelers still pay respects at Flight 93 crash site

In the Winner's Circle

Add-on video for Game Boy Advance has its limitations

After School Safety Tips

Startup Akimbo to launch Internet video-on-demand service for TV

Travel briefs

Techbits: CD-DVD combo, Virtual girlfriend and more

As gridlock grows, scientists look at adding lanes in the sky

Family Scrapbook

Tater-tot casserole and other realities of the "back to school" life

A good fit

In the know

Man should sit with current wife at wedding

Big Brother always watching in Britain

Travel briefs
NEW YORK -- If you're looking for that complimentary bagel, coffee and individual box of cereal when you book a night in a hotel or motel, you're not alone.

Officials offer tips to ease road congestion at national parks
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. -- Stuck in a long line of vehicles near a construction site, Darby Long took the delay in stride on a hot August day. He reclined in his SUV, dangled a foot out a window and tried to catch a short nap.

Man should sit with current wife at wedding
Dear Carson: My ex-wife and I have been divorced for six years. She fell in love with another woman, and a year and a half ago I remarried. In addition to my son, we have three daughters, who do not speak to me because I remarried. Our son is being married in three weeks, and I have some questions concerning etiquette because of these entangled relationships.

Startup Akimbo to launch Internet video-on-demand service for TV
SAN MATEO, Calif. -- The promise of Internet-based video has long been hamstrung by copyright and piracy worries, slow dial-up connections, technical challenges and consumer disdain for watching blotchy videos on their home computers.

Gaping hole where towers stood is powerful landmark
NEW YORK -- For generations, visitors to New York City have headed to Times Square, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. But ever since Sept. 11, 2001, another landmark has been on the must-see list: The site where 2,792 people died in the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Big Brother always watching in Britain
LONDON -- The teenagers who stabbed wealthy Joao Da Costa Mitendele to death before burgling his home were careful to conceal the crime. They used a pretty girl to gain access to his apartment, where they wore rubber gloves while commiting their crimes.

Couple's smart use of space gives ample room to children
A February wedding led to design changes in the Grovetown home of Susan and Jose Pizarro.

As gridlock grows, scientists look at adding lanes in the sky
SEATTLE -- It's a frustrated commuter's escapist fantasy: literally lifting your car out of a clogged highway and soaring through the skies, landing just in time to motor into your driveway.

In the know
Friends say Marva Tutt and Corey Gibson are a match made in heaven, but she says they have to credit the relationship to good timing, too.

New cars that run on gas or alcohol make Brazilians smile at the pump
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- If it wasn't for the TotalFlex logo on the new Gol subcompacts leaving a sprawling Volkswagen plant, the shiny cars would be indistinguishable from millions already on the road across Latin America.

Travelers still pay respects at Flight 93 crash site
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. -- The steady flow of visitors and the porcelain angels, American flags, poems and other tributes they leave behind perpetually reshapes the temporary memorial to the passengers and crew of Flight 93.

Two games vie for virtual football championship
This year's virtual football championship matchup pits "Madden NFL 2005" against "ESPN NFL 2K5" from Sega's ESPN Videogames division.

Travelers can see scars of Sept. 11 on Pentagon
ARLINGTON, Va. -- An observant traveler along Interstate 395 here might notice the gray limestone facade of the Pentagon is tinted slightly darker in spots.

Property transfers
Richmond County property transfers for Aug. 2-5 and 10-16. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Add-on video for Game Boy Advance has its limitations
TOKYO -- A pair of new add-ons for Nintendo Co.'s Game Boy Advance turn the handheld into something considerably more than a gaming machine - a video phone and a video player.

In the Winner's Circle
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the 18th and last chapter of the story that The Augusta Chronicle has published in Your Life on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Protesters sharpen tech tools to hack GOP
NEW YORK - Gary Boston and Jeff Adler are just two guys with a dream: shutting down New York City for a day.

Techbits: CD-DVD combo, Virtual girlfriend and more
SAN DIEGO -- Recording companies looking to wring more profits out of music sales are hoping to sell retailers on a new hybrid disc. On one side is standard CD audio; on the other, the enhanced sound, video and other media capabilities of a DVD.

Advocates fear loss of Athens music landmarks
ATHENS, Ga. -- When Chris Springfield heard that the old St. Mary's steeple needed rescue, the Athens bar owner and musician's ears perked up.

State rarely enforces dealer tag rules
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's system of issuing license tags to car dealers is full of holes that let some people avoid paying property taxes on vehicles.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Boy dies after being shot in Glynn County

Thousands gather for abortion rights

Tropical storm sloshes into coastal South Carolina

Wagener leaders call town untapped

Former police trainee denied new trial in murder case

Soldiers prepare for Iraq through scenarios
FORT STEWART, Ga. - The Iraqi Arabic sounded oddly out of place, carried on the breeze rustling through the Georgia pines.

Across the southeast

Center unites minority, environmental groups

Miller's speech will seal maverick image

New York boosts security

Across South Carolina

Funeral set for Atlanta student killed in fraternity fire
ATLANTA -- Funeral services for an Atlanta student killed in a fraternity house fire at the University of Mississippi have been set for Wednesday.

State rarely enforces dealer tag rules

In the Augusta-Aiken area, the future of development lies in the sunset years
Mike and Barbara Hooker are educated and affluent and have discriminating tastes when it comes to choosing a place to call home.

Soldiers prepare for Iraq through scenarios

Across the area
A Fort Gordon man is dead after losing control of a 2000 Ford Mustang minutes after buying the car Saturday.

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Woman is charged with molestation
An Augusta woman who was arrested early Sunday and accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old at a senior citizens facility had been supplying the boy with alcohol for hours throughout her night shift, police said.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Fire squads seek change in funding

Georgia fails to lure filmmakers

Kid of the Day

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Chad Lowe of Augusta.

Bush to present plan for future

Some peanut growers are considering going organic

Bar gives top honor to longtime historian

Boy dies after being shot in Glynn County
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A 9-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed Friday while with three friends in a Glynn County home, authorities said.

Historic Twiggs County church gets facelift
RICHLAND, Ga. -- A narrow road off Interstate 16 in middle Georgia is worn with potholes and blurred by grass, but it leads to one of Twiggs County's greatest landmarks.

Five questions

Man who killed wife agrees to life without parole
ATLANTA -- A former Georgia death row inmate will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to stabbing his wife to death at their Blackshear home 15 years ago.

Across the area

Center unites minority, environmental groups
ATLANTA - When Robert Bullard started an environmental justice center, minority groups who rely on the city's public transit system had never joined forces to protest the agency's policies.

Funeral set for Atlanta student killed in fraternity fire

Large local contingent takes trip to New York
Area delegates to the Republican National Convention are traveling to New York City with an eye toward November and beyond.

Fewer lobbyists disclose activity to S.C. Ethics Commission

Georgia fails to lure filmmakers
ATLANTA - Hollywood often goes on location to film, but usually not here anymore.

Advocates fear loss of Athens music landmarks

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - As Tropical Storm Gaston continued to drift slowly toward the South Carolina coast Saturday, a flood watch was issued for the Carolinas.

Mother accused of cutting, burning son's tongue with hot scissors

Green tea product is something to chew on
It looks like an ordinary piece of green gum, but it really is two cups of green tea with all the cancer-fighting benefits and without the strong bitter taste, said the Medical College of Georgia researcher who helped develop it.

Historic Twiggs County church gets facelift

Fewer lobbyists disclose activity to S.C. Ethics Commission
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Some state agencies have stopped disclosing their lobbyists' activities, making it harder to track how many tax dollars are spent to influence lawmakers.

Man puts on many party faces

Across Georgia

Rants and Raves
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Georgia's new health plan worries critics

Board boosts voice of public

Across South Carolina

Kid of the day

Bush's presidency has had two sides

Athens' musical heritage in limbo

Green tea product is something to chew on

Catholic college gets new site, set to begin in '05

40 years of burgers

In the Augusta-Aiken area, the future of development lies in the sunset years

Large local contingent takes trip to New York

Across the area

Former police trainee denied new trial in murder case
IRWINTON, Ga. -- A former police trainee convicted of killing a former co-worker during a 2001 robbery has been denied a new trial.

S.C. Republicans send black delegates to national convention

News you can use

Across Georgia

Family members have mixed feelings about crematory preservation
ATLANTA -- Family members whose relatives' bodies were taken to Tri-State Crematory have mixed feelings about preservation of the land where hundreds of uncremated bodies were found strewn about.

Some peanut growers are considering going organic
ALBANY, Ga. -- Georgia is the nation's leading peanut-producing state but yet it still has no presence in the fast-growing organic peanut market.

Macon mayor asks court to throw our recall
MACON -- A group seeking to oust Macon Mayor Jack Ellis was told Friday to stop collecting signatures for a recall petition after Ellis challenged the effort in court.

Mother accused of cutting, burning son's tongue with hot scissors
ATLANTA -- A Stockbridge mother has been arrested after cutting and burning her son's tongue with hot scissors for misbehaving at school, police said.

20 buildings remain in way of school field

Kid of the day
Today's kid of the day is Taylor Noel Ward, 6, of Hephzibah.

Agency warns of increase in cons
It seems the same old tricks some criminals use to defraud people out of large amounts of money are back in action in Richmond County, officials say.

Board boosts voice of public
Since road projects take taxpayer dollars to implement, Marianne Pecoraro says it only makes sense that taxpayers should have ample say-so when it comes to their design.

Bar gives top honor to longtime historian
Dr. Edward J. Cashin received the Liberty Bell Award from the Augusta Bar Association.

Across the southeast
OXFORD, MISS. - Jim Townsend says many Alpha Tau Omega fraternity members have thanked him for the lives his son saved during Friday's fire that gutted the ATO house on the campus of the University of Mississippi.

Man persists in high-rise plan
An investment group still plans to develop an upscale high-rise retirement community along the Savannah River in downtown Augusta.

Across the area
Police are seeking a juvenile who is accused in a Sunday morning drive-by shooting at a south Augusta residence.

Catholic college gets new site, set to begin in '05
ATLANTA -- After a two-year delay, Southern Catholic College officials announced this week that they will open the doors for their inaugural freshman class in the fall of 2005.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's system of issuing license tags to car dealers is full of holes that let some people avoid paying property taxes on vehicles.

Georgia's new health plan worries critics
ATLANTA - When Melanie Partin's son was born premature 10 years ago, the hospital in Gainesville couldn't care for a child so young, so he was taken to Atlanta. There, specialists and surgeons of all types were called in to help the baby survive.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Family members whose relatives' bodies were taken to Tri-State Crematory have mixed feelings about preservation of the land where hundreds of uncremated bodies were found strewn about.

Culture fusion celebrated
Colorful apparel and tantalizing aromas marked the 13th annual India Day at Augusta State University.

Athens' musical heritage in limbo
ATHENS, Ga. - When Chris Springfield heard the old St. Mary's steeple needed rescue, the local bar owner's ears perked up.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The pilot of a single-engine plane being used by a flight training school was forced to crash-land Saturday morning, snarling traffic at a busy intersection near Atlanta.

Hollywood classics bring theater to life
To Bonnie Johnston, there's nothing like an old movie in an old theater.

40 years of burgers
For 40 years, patrons have visited North Augusta's SNO-CAP Drive-In to satisfy a craving for authentic burgers and creamy milkshakes.

The week ahead

20 buildings remain in way of school field
Efforts to clear a path through a crumbling Augusta neighborhood to build a football stadium are nearing the finish line.

Rants and Raves
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Miller's speech will seal maverick image
WASHINGTON - Some Democrats who have known him longest say they're mystified by the transformation of Sen. Zell Miller, the Georgia Democrat tapped to give the keynote speech at the Republican National Convention.

Five questions
Philomena Mooney, who runs the thrift shop of Catholic Social Services on Broad Street, answers five questions for The Augusta Chronicle.

Teens stay out despite city curfew
Cigarette smoke hangs in the air as teenagers huddle around souped-up sports cars and honky-tonk trucks at their regular Friday night hangout on Washington Road.

The week ahead
There are two distinct camps when it comes to the music of Icelandic performer Bjork Gudmundsdottir - just plain Bjork to friends, fans and those intimidated by the name Gudmundsdottir. Some find her tonally complex singing style ethereal, otherworldly and oddly accessible. Others think it sounds like a cat, in a sack, being beaten with a bat.

S.C. Republicans send black delegates to national convention
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's first black delegates at the Republican party's national convention this week is a sign the party is growing, GOP leaders say.

Fire squads seek change in funding
At the Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department, the purchase of a 1990 fire truck with money from a federal grant was cause for celebration.

Tropical storm sloshes into coastal South Carolina
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.-- Tropical Storm Gaston, spinning sheets of rain and near-hurricane force winds, sloshed into the South Carolina coast on Sunday, uprooting trees, snapping power lines and leaving ponds on highways.

Man puts on many party faces
Inside John Sisson's garage, the heads of a lion, a mouse, a chicken and even an elephant can be seen mounted on the wall. Occasionally, he displays the four plush heads on his dining room table, jokingly calling it his business's board room meeting.

Woman is charged with molestation

Wagener leaders call town untapped
WAGENER - An abandoned manufacturing building represents this rural town's economic dilemma and at the same time the possibility of a brighter future.

Football's back - and so are picks
It's time again for all of us in the sports biz to embarrass ourselves with wildly speculative predictions about what teams will do what things in the new college football season. It is a time-honored tradition based on the premise that if you do this long enough, sooner or later you have to be right about something. Then you can gloat about it until reaching retirement age.

Rose is a rose is a ... sorry, what?
My wife was talking about something or other - I'm not sure exactly what - and she stopped because she thought I wasn't listening.

'Hero' rises to challenge with $17.8 million opening weekend
LOS ANGELES -- "Hero," Jet Li's acclaimed martial-arts epic, vanquished giant snakes, serial killers and a gang of superbabies to debut as the top weekend film with $17.8 million.

'Hero' rises to challenge with $17.8 million opening weekend

Young Hawaiian musician taking ukulele to stardom

After 10 years, McGraw enjoying the biggest hit of his career
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The din of guitars and drums echo from a sound check while stagehands mill around and a helicopter whips the tree tops.

Q&A: French singer Cherie is looking for U.S. pop stardom
With her French accent and booming voice, 19-year-old Cherie has been dubbed by some as the new Celine Dion.

Ma$e returns to show he can still rap and serve God
NEW YORK -- Five years after he stunned the hip-hop world by giving up a multiplatinum career for a religious career, Pastor Mason Betha is still talking about a resurrection - this time, a music one.

Young Hawaiian musician taking ukulele to stardom
TOKYO -- Jake Shimabukuro is perched on the verge of stardom. He still does the little clubs, but he can also fill arenas, pulling in thousands of raptured admirers. And he's a darling of the critics, who have compared him to such guitar greats as Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.

Q&A: French singer Cherie is looking for U.S. pop stardom

Man charged with stalking pop singer Avril Lavigne
EVERETT, Wash. -- A man accused of harassing Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne's parents and violating a court order by trying to contact her has been charged with felony stalking.

After 10 years, McGraw enjoying the biggest hit of his career

Yellowcard swimming with success of 'Ocean Avenue'

Ma$e returns to show he can still rap and serve God

Yellowcard swimming with success of 'Ocean Avenue'
NEW YORK -- Yellowcard lead singer Ryan Keys is interrupted with news.

Patrick Bowen has found his place in the driver's seat
Patrick Bowen lives his life one-eighth of a mile at a time. The 26-year-old lives for the smell of tires being warmed up at the start line, the roar of unmuffled exhausts, the thrill of racing down the track at 122 miles per hour. And he does it without the use of his legs.

Patrick Bowen has found his place in the driver's seat

Earnhardt needed this one

NASCAR roundup
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The race for the Nextel Cup championship is down to the wire, and the points leader is running away from the field.

Schumacher finishes second but wins seventh season title

Schumacher finishes second but wins seventh season title
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium -- Michael Schumacher even sets records by finishing second.

Martin ready for season after busier preseason

Wheldon wins at Nazareth
NAZARETH, Pa. -- Dan Wheldon took advantage of a fiery mishap during a pit stop by leader Sam Hornish Jr. and extended Honda's winning streak to 12 races with a record-setting victory Sunday in the last race at Nazareth Speedway.

Martin ready for season after busier preseason
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Curtis Martin rushes for more than 1,000 yards. He does it every season. Nine years in the NFL, nine years with at least 1,094 yards.

Junqueira gets first 2004 win; tightens championship
MONTREAL -- Bruno Junqueira got back into the Champ Car title chase.

NASCAR roundup

Wheldon wins at Nazareth

Earnhardt needed this one
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. changed his mind about his race team following Saturday night's victory in the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kobe's marketing power in danger

Kobe's marketing power in danger
LOS ANGELES -- With a new $136 million NBA contract, Kobe Bryant will be making jump shots for years to come - provided, of course, he stays out of prison. Whether he will ever hoist a can of Sprite in front of a camera again is another question altogether.

NFL roundup

Coughlin playing waiting game

Warner to start as Giants' quarterback

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Leonora Johannsen will be best remembered for her hard work and involvement with many charitable organizations in the Augusta area, family members said Friday.

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Mrs. Ruby Jones Pou (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Lowell Wayne Mitchell (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert O'Neil (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Ms. Tessie Tice (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Ms. Thomasina Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Stephens (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Virginia Dent (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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Mr. Ernest Jackson (HUDSON, Ill.)

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Best and worst: A highly unscientific analysis of the Athens Games
ATHENS, Greece -- We've seen it all during the Olympics, from alpha to omega. And we've largely kept our opinions to ourselves.

U.S. tops charts for third straight Summer Olympics
ATHENS, Greece -- The United States finished atop the medal charts for the third straight Summer Olympics, with Russia the overall runner-up and China second in gold medals - its best showing ever and the leading edge of a surge by Asian teams.

Familiar faces falter as young stars emerge in track and field
ATHENS, Greece -- The athletes that have been so familiar in U.S. track and field have fallen by the wayside in Athens - some of them literally so. In their place are fresh faces sorely needed in a drug-stained sport.

Best and worst: A highly unscientific analysis of the Athens Games

Athens Games have highs, lows

Athens now claims a new legacy
ATHENS - The final chants of "Hellas" rose over Athens on Sunday, for no individual but a whole nation.

Notable quotes Saturday at the Athens Olympics
Quotes from around the Athens Olympics:

Italian first, American surprising second in bizarre marathon
ATHENS, Greece -- Three miles from the finish, the marathon leader was grabbed by a defrocked priest wearing a red kilt, green beret and matching knee-high socks. An American won a medal - something that hadn't happened in 28 years.

Triumphant Olympics end with pride and relief
ATHENS, Greece -- Efharisto! A nervous world learned the Greek word for thank you and repeated it endlessly at an astonishingly successful Athens Olympics that quelled fears, surprised skeptics and greatly honored the birthplace of the games.

Athens Games have highs, lows
ATHENS - They came here, 538 of them, all expecting to win gold medals at the 2004 Olympics.

Commission's chokehold is killing Augusta
If the doctor asks you what's wrong with you, are you going to tell him?

Commission's chokehold is killing Augusta
If the doctor asks you what's wrong with you, are you going to tell him?

Overtime

Roddick vs. Federer could cap Slam season

Tourney has some familiar feelings

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Tourney has some familiar feelings
NEW YORK - We've seen this scenario before: thirtysomething former No. 1 and multiple major champion, in a Grand Slam slump but certain he can still hack it, comes to the U.S. Open and ... wins the thing.

Overtime
In East Rutherford, N.J., two-time MVP Kurt Warner beat out No. 1 draft pick Eli Manning to be the New York Giants' starting quarterback.

Area sports announcements
The Columbia County Braves will host a USSSA Qualifying tournament for 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 year olds at Diamond Lakes Complex Oct. 2-3. Entry fee will be $350. For more information, call Jeff Rice at (706) 650-1844 or (706) 722-7704.

Overtime
In South Williamsport, Pa., Dimitri Eugenia's first hit at the Little League World Series was enough to send his team to the championship game.

Roddick vs. Federer could cap Slam season
NEW YORK -- Andy Roddick, at heart, is an entertainer. So he loves the U.S. Open and its Big Apple buzz, the fans who offer players high-fives, just the general state of hyperactivity.

Outdoors calendar
THURSDAY: Savannah Sail & Power Squadron offers its "BoatSmart" safety course from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Odell Weeks Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken. Cost is $25 for materials. Call (706) 737-8113 for details.

Book talks a lot of turkey
"It was April 1, 2003 - opening day of South Carolina's gobbler season - and about 25 of his closest friends had gotten together for a memorial service," said Marks, whose experience that morning inspired him to publish a new book dedicated to Cost's finely crafted turkey calls.

Book talks a lot of turkey

Outdoors calendar

Camouflage Coalition won't hide on issues
Each year, the hunters and fishermen of Georgia read about controversies that erupt in other states as anti-hunting groups wage warfare against sportsmen, firearms and conservation policies.

Bush to present plan for future
NEW YORK - Protesters and the first Republican delegates descended on President Bush's heavily fortified convention city Saturday as campaign officials said their boss would use the nomination spotlight to defend his foreign polices and offer a second-term agenda for health care, education and job training.

Thousands gather for abortion rights
NEW YORK - Thousands of abortion-rights activists marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, the latest in a growing procession of protests leading up to the Republican National Convention.

New York boosts security
NEW YORK - Vehicle inspections are routine at tunnels and bridges throughout the city these days.

Bush's presidency has had two sides
NEW YORK - When he steps up to accept his party's nomination for a second time, President Bush will present the record of not one but two presidencies: one before and another after Sept. 11, 2001.

Remember the Titans: Cowboys' George faces former team
IRVING, Texas -- Eddie George used to watch from the sideline as opposing running backs struggled to gain yards against the Tennessee Titans.

Coughlin playing waiting game
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Eli Manning and Kurt Warner probably are going to have to wait until after the final preseason game to find out who will start at quarterback for the New York Giants.

Warner to start as Giants' quarterback
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eli Manning remains the New York Giants' quarterback of the future. For now, the job belongs to Kurt Warner.

NFL roundup
ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, expected to play the first half of Saturday night's preaseason game against Cincinnati, instead was held out after feeling tightness in his right hamstring during pregame warmups.

Camouflage Coalition won't hide on issues

Football's back - and so are picks

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

A trio of solid new series awaits on UPN this fall
NEW YORK -- This is a fine howdy-do: The new fall series that UPN has on deck all look really good. Extremely promising. Nary a dud. Which is something I can't say about the fall crop from any other network.

'Father of the Pride' is the first premiere of NBC's fall slate

College cartoon parties? For Cartoon Network, they're a hit

College cartoon parties? For Cartoon Network, they're a hit
ATLANTA -- Talking meatballs and bumbling sea explorers may have made the Cartoon Network's late-night cartoon lineup a monster hit among the young and hip. But some of its popularity is owed to a trendy corps of college students enlisted to market the network's "Adult Swim" cartoons on campuses nationwide.

Robert MacNeil takes the long view of news
LOS ANGELES -- Ask Robert MacNeil to assess the current state of journalism and he offers a modest disclaimer.

Television networks must watch outside Madison Square Garden this week, too
NEW YORK -- For this week's GOP convention in New York, TV networks will be watching what's going on outside of Madison Square Garden as well as inside.

Fall TV season: It's deja view all over again
LOS ANGELES -- Broadcast networks are in big trouble this season if federal regulators add being derivative to the list of TV trespasses.

Robert MacNeil takes the long view of news

A trio of solid new series awaits on UPN this fall

'Father of the Pride' is the first premiere of NBC's fall slate
NEW YORK -- "Father of the Pride," the first and most iffy of NBC's lackluster lineup of new fall shows, premieres Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT after months of anticipation.

Television networks must watch outside Madison Square Garden this week, too

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
"Dog The Bounty Hunter," an unscripted drama series from A&E, will introduce many viewers to the down-and-dirty world of bail-bond enforcers.

Fall TV season: It's deja view all over again

VMAs sizzling but shock free

Gibson has full focus on football for senior season at Georgia

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Gibson has full focus on football for senior season at Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. -- Fred Gibson showed up for his first interview opportunity this month with his mind on football - no matter his fashion statement.

Gamecocks heading north for Canadian preseason test

Gamecocks heading north for Canadian preseason test
COLUMBIA - 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.

Man sentenced to jail time for playing pornographic movie in car

After 60 years of marriage, Indiana couple celebrates with skydive plunge

Man gets jail time for playing porno movie in car