King Tut exhibit draws crowds, raves, complaints
LOS ANGELES - The highly touted King Tut comeback exhibit has drawn massive crowds its first six weeks and more than a few complaints that his mummy isn't there.

King Tut exhibit draws crowds, raves, complaints
LOS ANGELES - The highly touted King Tut comeback exhibit has drawn massive crowds its first six weeks and more than a few complaints that his mummy isn't there.

King Tut exhibit draws crowds, raves, complaints

Boggs, Sandberg enter Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Wade Boggs cried when he acknowledged his father, who turned a scrawny kid into one of the game's toughest outs by teaching him that inside-out swing.

Baseball suspends Palmeiro
NEW YORK - Rafael Palmeiro poked his finger in the air for emphasis and raised his voice with all the indignation of a man falsely accused.

Baseball suspends Palmeiro
NEW YORK - Rafael Palmeiro poked his finger in the air for emphasis and raised his voice with all the indignation of a man falsely accused.

Boggs, Sandberg enter Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Wade Boggs cried when he acknowledged his father, who turned a scrawny kid into one of the game's toughest outs by teaching him that inside-out swing.

Boggs, Sandberg enter Hall of Fame

Baseball suspends Palmeiro

Family proved role of great-uncle is serious business

Duke hazardous to Atlanta win streak
ATLANTA - Asked how often in his 35-plus years in major league baseball his team has had a chance to sweep a long homestand, Bobby Cox smiled knowingly and shook his head.

Duke hazardous to Atlanta win streak
ATLANTA - Asked how often in his 35-plus years in major league baseball his team has had a chance to sweep a long homestand, Bobby Cox smiled knowingly and shook his head.

Braves add Farnsworth to pen

Braves add Farnsworth to pen
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves tried to strengthen their bullpen Sunday with an 11th-hour trade, dealing right-hander Roman Colon and minor-leaguer Zach Miner to the Detroit Tigers for hard-throwing right-hander Kyle Farnsworth.

Furcal powers Atlanta victory
ATLANTA -- John Smoltz wasn't at his best Sunday, but that didn't matter for the surging Atlanta Braves.

Braves' Farnsworth gets warm welcome
ATLANTA - Kyle Farnsworth came home Monday morning.

Furcal powers Atlanta victory
ATLANTA -- John Smoltz wasn't at his best Sunday, but that didn't matter for the surging Atlanta Braves.

Braves' Farnsworth gets warm welcome

Braves add Farnsworth to pen
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves tried to strengthen their bullpen Sunday with an 11th-hour trade, dealing right-hander Roman Colon and minor-leaguer Zach Miner to the Detroit Tigers for hard-throwing right-hander Kyle Farnsworth.

Furcal powers Atlanta victory

Braves' Farnsworth gets warm welcome
ATLANTA - Kyle Farnsworth came home Monday morning.

Duke hazardous to Atlanta win streak

Chinese pirates hawk Harry Potter

Profits decline for First Bank
The parent company of First Bank of Georgia reported a drop in second-quarter earnings Monday as mortgage loan activity continued to slow.

Ask Jeeves creates its own ad network
SAN FRANCISCO - Backed by a new owner known for shaking up the status quo, Ask Jeeves Inc. is launching an upstart advertising network powered by its own search engine - a move likely to rankle its longtime business partner, Google Inc.

Cleaning up a reputation for pestering pop-ups

Dove ads feature 'real' women

Online audio book leader keeps building
NEWARK, N.J. - Mary Lou Kalbow started listening to books while driving a five-hour rural postal route in Minnesota about five years ago. Now she downloads titles by Janet Evanovich, Jonathan Kellerman and James Patterson to her portable MP3 player and listens all day while she works as a massage therapist.

Empty box fills with tools
That abrasive blast cabinet you always wanted just got a little closer.

Women gaining among ranks of U.S. utility regulators
LANSING, Mich. - A 1965 brochure for a new program at Michigan State University to educate U.S. utility regulators advertised the courses for "top industry men."

Nasdaq, S&P 500 climb despite record oil prices
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished an uninspired session mixed Monday as a record high in oil prices was partly offset by a better-than-expected reading of the nation's industrial activity and strong sales at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Vermont could see wind power project
READSBORO, Vt. - The evergreen trees of the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont could soon be dwarfed by 370-foot-tall wind turbines.

Empty box fills with tools
That abrasive blast cabinet you always wanted just got a little closer.

Dove ads feature 'real' women
CHICAGO - Gina Crisanti was taking out the trash at work one day when a stranger approached her with an odd request. It was a talent scout who wanted her to try out for an ad campaign to sell Dove beauty products - wearing nothing but her underwear.

Women gaining among ranks of U.S. utility regulators
LANSING, Mich. - A 1965 brochure for a new program at Michigan State University to educate U.S. utility regulators advertised the courses for "top industry men."

Vermont could see wind power project

Ask Jeeves creates its own ad network

Dove ads feature 'real' women
CHICAGO - Gina Crisanti was taking out the trash at work one day when a stranger approached her with an odd request. It was a talent scout who wanted her to try out for an ad campaign to sell Dove beauty products - wearing nothing but her underwear.

Women gaining among ranks of U.S. utility regulators

Cleaning up a reputation for pestering pop-ups
NEW YORK - A pioneer of software that tailors pop-up ads to Internet users' browsing habits is beginning to shun a practice that has invited much derision and plenty of lawsuits.

Online audio book leader keeps building

Chinese pirates hawk Harry Potter
BEIJING - The wizards of China's thriving piracy industry have worked their magic again and produced a rush translation of the latest Harry Potter book.

Cleaning up a reputation for pestering pop-ups
NEW YORK - A pioneer of software that tailors pop-up ads to Internet users' browsing habits is beginning to shun a practice that has invited much derision and plenty of lawsuits.

Income going up in S.C.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Jobs in South Carolina are paying more, but the state's economy isn't creating many new ones, according to federal statistics released last month.

Vermont could see wind power project
READSBORO, Vt. - The evergreen trees of the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont could soon be dwarfed by 370-foot-tall wind turbines.

Online audio book leader keeps building
NEWARK, N.J. - Mary Lou Kalbow started listening to books while driving a five-hour rural postal route in Minnesota about five years ago. Now she downloads titles by Janet Evanovich, Jonathan Kellerman and James Patterson to her portable MP3 player and listens all day while she works as a massage therapist.

Empty box fills with tools

Chinese pirates hawk Harry Potter
BEIJING - The wizards of China's thriving piracy industry have worked their magic again and produced a rush translation of the latest Harry Potter book.

Ask Jeeves creates its own ad network
SAN FRANCISCO - Backed by a new owner known for shaking up the status quo, Ask Jeeves Inc. is launching an upstart advertising network powered by its own search engine - a move likely to rankle its longtime business partner, Google Inc.

Nasdaq, S&P 500 climb despite record oil prices
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished an uninspired session mixed Monday as a record high in oil prices was partly offset by a better-than-expected reading of the nation's industrial activity and strong sales at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Nasdaq, S&P 500 climb despite record oil prices

Downtown landmark to be redeveloped
The historic Miller Theater was purchased Monday by Augusta businessman Peter S. Knox IV, according to real estate agents affiliated with the deal.

Florida, Miami close to renewing series
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - After playing four times in the last five years, Florida and Miami could meet just twice in the next nine seasons.

Florida, Miami close to renewing series

Florida, Miami close to renewing series
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - After playing four times in the last five years, Florida and Miami could meet just twice in the next nine seasons.

Healthful nighttime snacking is possible
I'll confess - snacking after dinner is one of my longtime eating behaviors. I kick back, watch a movie and eat. .

Not to be ignored
Call it the List of Sadly Ignored Phrases - sentences such as: "Smoking cigarettes can kill you." Or: "Drunken driving can be deadly."

Saying no to health foods

Keep hope alive
With the new school year almost here, Richmond County just got some bad news: More than half the students who took end-of-course tests last spring failed to meet the standards set for algebra, economics and geometry.

Fighting eminent domain

Keep hope alive
With the new school year almost here, Richmond County just got some bad news: More than half the students who took end-of-course tests last spring failed to meet the standards set for algebra, economics and geometry.

Looking up
School systems draw plenty of criticism when they're not doing as well as they should, and rightfully so. Without criticism, they have no incentive to improve.

Saying no to health foods
Given a choice between healthy and fast or unhealthy and fast, Americans who like to eat out on the cheap have chosen the latter. The kind of people who eat at fast-food outlets care less about the health quality of the food. This is what the fast-food industry has found out the hard way - by losing money on healthy foods.

Looking up
School systems draw plenty of criticism when they're not doing as well as they should, and rightfully so. Without criticism, they have no incentive to improve.

Fighting eminent domain
"The point is: What goes around comes around. This is a way of saying, 'You're going to be held to your own standard.' "

Don't make act permanent
There's nothing like a bombing attack to get our Washington lawmakers moving. Four years ago, Congress passed the Patriot Act in the aftermath of the deadly 9-11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

Keep hope alive

Looking up

Saying no to health foods
Given a choice between healthy and fast or unhealthy and fast, Americans who like to eat out on the cheap have chosen the latter. The kind of people who eat at fast-food outlets care less about the health quality of the food. This is what the fast-food industry has found out the hard way - by losing money on healthy foods.

Fighting eminent domain
"The point is: What goes around comes around. This is a way of saying, 'You're going to be held to your own standard.' "

Luke's light saber brings $200,600 at auction
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - It didn't come cheap, but an anonymous bidder now owns a piece of Jedi history.

Lauren Bacall criticizes 'vulgar' Tom Cruise
NEW YORK - Lauren Bacall has a few unkind words to say about Tom Cruise.

Luke's light saber brings $200,600 at auction
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - It didn't come cheap, but an anonymous bidder now owns a piece of Jedi history.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Billy Bob Thornton is happy for his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, who adopted an orphaned baby girl, Zahara Marley, in Ethiopia last month.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Billy Bob Thornton is happy for his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, who adopted an orphaned baby girl, Zahara Marley, in Ethiopia last month.

Lauren Bacall criticizes 'vulgar' Tom Cruise
NEW YORK - Lauren Bacall has a few unkind words to say about Tom Cruise.

People in the News
OSHKOSH, Wis. - Harrison Ford will stay on as chairman of an Experimental Aircraft Association program that introduces children to flying.

People in the News
OSHKOSH, Wis. - Harrison Ford will stay on as chairman of an Experimental Aircraft Association program that introduces children to flying.

VanDam wins Bassmaster Classic

VanDam wins Bassmaster Classic
PITTSBURGH - Kevin VanDam won his second Bassmaster Classic title in five years on Sunday, while Aaron Martens had to settle for another second-place finish.

VanDam wins Bassmaster Classic
PITTSBURGH - Kevin VanDam won his second Bassmaster Classic title in five years on Sunday, while Aaron Martens had to settle for another second-place finish.

GreenJackets falter in extra-inning loss
In Charleston, S.C., Marcos Vechionacci drove home Tim Battle in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Charleston RiverDogs a 4-3 win over the Augusta GreenJackets.

GreenJackets falter in extra-inning loss
In Charleston, S.C., Marcos Vechionacci drove home Tim Battle in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Charleston RiverDogs a 4-3 win over the Augusta GreenJackets.

After-school job more than just a paycheck

Hensby wins Scandinavian Masters
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Australia's Mark Hensby beat Henrik Stenson on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the Scandinavian Masters for his first European Tour victory.

Singh wins Buick Open by four shots

Doyle comes out of pack to win U.S. Senior Open
KETTERING, Ohio - Allen Doyle of LaGrange, Ga., shattered the U.S. Senior Open final-round record Sunday, closing with an 8-under 63 while others struggled to win his third major championship.

Singh wins Buick Open by four shots
GRAND BLANC, Mich. - Vijay Singh followed up three spectacular rounds with an average one and it was enough to hold off a surging Tiger Woods and win the Buick Open on Sunday.

Jang gets victory at Women's British Open

Doyle comes out of pack to win U.S. Senior Open

Jang gets victory at Women's British Open
SOUTHPORT, England - After Jeong Jang had already wrapped up the Women's British Open, Annika Sorenstam took a moment to contemplate her own failed bid for her third major title of the year.

Jang gets victory at Women's British Open
SOUTHPORT, England - After Jeong Jang had already wrapped up the Women's British Open, Annika Sorenstam took a moment to contemplate her own failed bid for her third major title of the year.

Hensby wins Scandinavian Masters

Doyle comes out of pack to win U.S. Senior Open
KETTERING, Ohio - Allen Doyle of LaGrange, Ga., shattered the U.S. Senior Open final-round record Sunday, closing with an 8-under 63 while others struggled to win his third major championship.

Singh wins Buick Open by four shots
GRAND BLANC, Mich. - Vijay Singh followed up three spectacular rounds with an average one and it was enough to hold off a surging Tiger Woods and win the Buick Open on Sunday.

Hensby wins Scandinavian Masters
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Australia's Mark Hensby beat Henrik Stenson on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the Scandinavian Masters for his first European Tour victory.

GreenJackets falter in extra-inning loss

Hurricanes growing more fierce because of global warming
Is global warming making hurricanes more ferocious? New research suggests the answer is yes.

Hurricanes growing more fierce because of global warming
Is global warming making hurricanes more ferocious? New research suggests the answer is yes.

Family proved role of great-uncle is serious business
With last week's arrival of my great-nephew Andrew, I have added a new family title to my rsum: great-uncle. As with most of the previous family jobs I've been assigned - son, brother, cousin, uncle, dad - I plan to grow into the role.

Family proved role of great-uncle is serious business
With last week's arrival of my great-nephew Andrew, I have added a new family title to my rsum: great-uncle. As with most of the previous family jobs I've been assigned - son, brother, cousin, uncle, dad - I plan to grow into the role.

Richmond County deputy killed in Iraq
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq -- An Augusta soldier is among four killed last weekend, and his comrades are feeling his loss.

Columbia County educator, former substitute indicted
Billy Fray Cleveland, a former Columbia County substitute teacher, was indicted today by a special grand jury on seven counts of child molestation.

Man killed in early morning mobile home fire
An Aiken County man was killed in an early morning fire that consumed his mobile home, police said Tuesday.

Let Japan ask for U.S. forgiveness
In regards to the Rev. Bob Cushing seeking forgiveness from the Japanese: That is not his place to ask the Japanese to forgive us.Jack D. Sloan, Augusta

It was correct to A-bomb Japan
This is another letter in response to the Rev. Bob Cushing's visit to Japan this month, and his views on the use of the atomic bombs to end the war with Japan. Jim Allen, Aiken

While you're at it, Rev. Cushing ...
Please thank the Rev. Bob Cush-ing for going to Japan to apologize for our use of the atomic bomb.Richard A. Kremin, Appling

Do something about Social Security

Columbia County doesn't need arena
According to Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross in a television interview recently, an arena in Columbia County could not pay for itself. However, that is not stopping him and others from proceeding with building a very expensive arena that, I feel, will not be able to draw enough big names and big events to make it worthwhile, especially since it is not expected to pay for itself, even in the planning stage.Edith Flynt, Grovetown

Keep the heat on misguided priest

It was correct to A-bomb Japan
This is another letter in response to the Rev. Bob Cushing's visit to Japan this month, and his views on the use of the atomic bombs to end the war with Japan. Jim Allen, Aiken

While you're at it, Rev. Cushing ...
Please thank the Rev. Bob Cush-ing for going to Japan to apologize for our use of the atomic bomb.Richard A. Kremin, Appling

Keep the heat on misguided priest
Augustans, veterans, Americans: Our collective voices are being heard! Continue to shout the truth locally and nationally in countering the historically inaccurate perspective shared by the Rev. Robert Cushing, of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, on the just cause of World War II.Tom Fitzpatrick, Augusta

Pax Christi group is too new-age, leftist
Regarding the July 23 article "Seeking forgiveness": Melissa Harpring, North Augusta S.C.Susan Beckworth, Evans

Priest's message is misunderstood
I would like to dispel the missed interpretation of the Rev. Bob Cushing's apology and offer my support, as a Catholic and member of Pax Christi Augusta.Soncerae Dierkes, Evans

Let Japan ask for U.S. forgiveness

Columbia County doesn't need arena

Do something about Social Security
Now that our leader has relegated saving Social Security to the back burner, this may be a good time to actually do something about it.. Clinton N. Textor, Augusta

Let Japan ask for U.S. forgiveness
In regards to the Rev. Bob Cushing seeking forgiveness from the Japanese: That is not his place to ask the Japanese to forgive us.Jack D. Sloan, Augusta

Columbia County doesn't need arena
According to Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross in a television interview recently, an arena in Columbia County could not pay for itself. However, that is not stopping him and others from proceeding with building a very expensive arena that, I feel, will not be able to draw enough big names and big events to make it worthwhile, especially since it is not expected to pay for itself, even in the planning stage. Edith Flynt, Grovetown

Keep the heat on misguided priest
Augustans, veterans, Americans: Our collective voices are being heard! Continue to shout the truth locally and nationally in countering the historically inaccurate perspective shared by the Rev. Robert Cushing, of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, on the just cause of World War II.Tom Fitzpatrick, Augusta

Article slighted St. Joseph Hospital
I read your article in Tuesday's paper about private hospital beds in the Augusta area ("Hospital privacy becomes a trend"). I found it a little odd and disturbing that you failed to even mention St. Joseph Hospital at all in the article. Other hospitals were mentioned, but not St. Joe's. Elizabeth Heath, Augusta

While you're at it, Rev. Cushing ...

Do something about Social Security
Now that our leader has relegated saving Social Security to the back burner, this may be a good time to actually do something about it..Clinton N. Textor, Augusta

It was correct to A-bomb Japan

First ThinkPad tablet gets it right and sleek

Tech bits: Shuttle launch, VoIP encryption and more

Living briefs

Health and fitness calendar

School cafeterias prepare for first day of meals

Tech bits: Shuttle launch, VoIP encryption and more
NEW YORK - In another milestone for Internet video, nearly 433,000 people simultaneously watched NASA's webcast of this week's space shuttle launch.

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

Tech bits: Shuttle launch, VoIP encryption and more
NEW YORK - In another milestone for Internet video, nearly 433,000 people simultaneously watched NASA's webcast of this week's space shuttle launch.

School cafeterias prepare for first day of meals
Pencils aren't the only things being sharpened this week.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

First ThinkPad tablet gets it right and sleek
NEW YORK - When the Chinese company Lenovo Ltd. acquired IBM's fabled personal-computer unit earlier this year, one question towered above all others for tech consumers: Would IBM PCs - and, in particular, the ThinkPad - maintain their tradition of quality and usability?

Living briefs
THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE is accepting submissions for its fourth Singer-Songwriter Contest. The rules are simple - send a recording, CD or cassette, of an original composition. Six finalists, three chosen by reader votes and three critics picks, will be invited to perform Sept. 16 at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival downtown.

First ThinkPad tablet gets it right and sleek
NEW YORK - When the Chinese company Lenovo Ltd. acquired IBM's fabled personal-computer unit earlier this year, one question towered above all others for tech consumers: Would IBM PCs - and, in particular, the ThinkPad - maintain their tradition of quality and usability?

School cafeterias prepare for first day of meals
Pencils aren't the only things being sharpened this week.

Living briefs
THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE is accepting submissions for its fourth Singer-Songwriter Contest. The rules are simple - send a recording, CD or cassette, of an original composition. Six finalists, three chosen by reader votes and three critics picks, will be invited to perform Sept. 16 at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival downtown.

The week ahead
You know what makes a good basketball game even better? Trash talkers. They could be commentators, fans, referees or coaches, but it's best when they're players. You've got to love them! Knowing it's all done in jest, these instigators keep the rivalry good and make the game.

Burn center imports patients from other states

Across South Carolina
DILLON - A Dillon County deputy shot a man twice after he would not stop throwing baseballs at cars and people, Sheriff Harold Grice said.

Burn center imports patients from other states
The room where Joe and Louise Suddeth spent their 47th wedding anniversary was empty Monday as Mr. Suddeth stood looking at a picture of his wife on a bulletin board, trying not to break down.

Across the area
Police say they are investigating an attempted armed robbery at a North Augusta laundry Sunday morning.

Health officials show child safety to parents

Columbia County educator, former substitute indicted

Train hits ice cream truck

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Zh'Aakiyah Can'Tresa Hill, 1, of Augusta.

Growth benefits others in area

Kid of the Day
Javen Hashim McCaster Jr. is today's Kid of the Day.

Judge begins sorting status of court cases

Across South Carolina
DILLON - A Dillon County deputy shot a man twice after he would not stop throwing baseballs at cars and people, Sheriff Harold Grice said.

Across Georgia

Pessimism takes hold of SRS workers
AIKEN - John Wetherbee says his Savannah River Site colleagues were growing disheartened well before the Jan. 18 announcement that 400 people would be laid off.

Substitute is indicted on molestation charges

Preacher's hope is to inspire at Mega Fest
ATLANTA - Bishop T.D. Jakes, the fiery preacher who leads one of the largest spiritual gatherings in the country, hopes this year's Mega Fest will draw an even larger and younger crowd.

Kid of the Day

Across the southeast
CALVERT CITY, KY. - Two Georgia residents have died in a three-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 24.

Across the area

Pessimism takes hold of SRS workers
AIKEN - John Wetherbee says his Savannah River Site colleagues were growing disheartened well before the Jan. 18 announcement that 400 people would be laid off.

Idea of interstate through the South meets opposition

Agencies work on policy to limit switching schools

College takes on cerebral subject

Coalition gangs up to press railroads
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Some South Carolina city gov¤ern¤ment leaders are forming a coalition that they hope will force railroad companies to work more cooperatively with local communities.

Teens lead officers in car chase

Across the area
The Augusta Commission must fill the 9th District commission seat this week or Gov. Sonny Perdue will fill it.

Across the southeast

Substitute is indicted on molestation charges
Billy Fray Cleveland, a former Columbia County substitute teacher, was indicted by a grand jury Monday on seven counts of child molestation.

Richmond County deputy killed in Iraq
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq -- An Augusta soldier is among four killed last weekend, and his comrades are feeling his loss.

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - Two people have died in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer cab in Spartanburg County.

Athens police hope cameras will help stop crimes

Across Georgia
COLLEGE PARK - Police shot and killed a man they say forced his way into a church, refused to leave and became combative.

Five questions with Tracie Parker

Man killed in early morning mobile home fire

Teens lead officers in car chase
Two Augusta teenagers led police on a chase that began after the pair stole a man's car, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said.

Train hits ice cream truck
A truck driver was injured, but no one else was hurt in a Monday afternoon crash that left pounds of ice cream melting in the heat and closed down a railroad route for a few hours.

Agencies work on policy to limit switching schools
ATLANTA - Jennifer Huddleston liked attending school - but for the wrong reason.

Court says sludge suit stays
Georgia's Court of Appeals refused to reconsider its partial reinstatement of a Richmond County family's lawsuit claiming dairy cattle and land were poisoned by Augusta's sewage sludge.

Teacher taps into years in medicine
For Willa Mitchell, education and health care have long been inseparable. And she can't seem to leave them behind.

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From poker to prayer
MITFORD, S.C. - The dust from the gravel parking lots has settled, the cigarette smoke has long since escaped and the neon signs no longer draw attention to the Magic Mall. The work of the Lord is now being done inside the building that once was a video-poker parlor.

Rants and Raves
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Ft. Gordon a welcome change for commander
Outside Brig. Gen. Randolph Strong's office, there's a set of photographs showing Fort Gordon's chain of command.

Health officials show child safety to parents
Nate Moorman treats a sample car seat like a petite dance partner, twirling it around proudly to display features on each side of the plastic contraption:

Agencies work on policy to limit switching schools
ATLANTA - Jennifer Huddleston liked attending school - but for the wrong reason.

Man killed in early morning mobile home fire
An Aiken County man was killed in an early morning fire that consumed his mobile home, police said Tuesday.

Across Georgia
BAGHDAD, IRAQ - Four soldiers in the Georgia National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade were killed Saturday by a roadside bomb in Iraq, military officials said.

Judge begins sorting status of court cases
The Superior Court judge who propelled a new way of conducting court business in the Augusta area is the first judge to tackle his load of assigned cases.

Across the area
Police say they are investigating an attempted armed robbery at a North Augusta laundry Sunday morning.

Kid of the Day
Javen Hashim McCaster Jr. is today's Kid of the Day.

Teens lead officers in car chase
Two Augusta teenagers led police on a chase that began after the pair stole a man's car, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said.

Burn center imports patients from other states
The room where Joe and Louise Suddeth spent their 47th wedding anniversary was empty Monday as Mr. Suddeth stood looking at a picture of his wife on a bulletin board, trying not to break down.

Coalition gangs up to press railroads
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Some South Carolina city government leaders are forming a coalition that they hope will force railroad companies to work more cooperatively with local communities.

Growth benefits others in area
SAVANNAH, Ga. - It might take 20 years to realize all the economic benefits of the west side's explosive growth.

News you can use

Across the area
The Augusta Commission must fill the 9th District commission seat this week or Gov. Sonny Perdue will fill it.

Preacher's hope is to inspire at Mega Fest

Augusta soldier is killed in Iraq
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - In just under a week, a single infantry platoon in the 48th Brigade Combat Team has lost about a quarter of its men - including two from the Augusta area.

Across the area

Relief rules to get review
AIKEN - After about 15 years of service at Savannah River Site, Bobby Bragg left with infected lungs and unpaid medical bills.

Growth benefits others in area
SAVANNAH, Ga. - It might take 20 years to realize all the economic benefits of the west side's explosive growth.

Kid of the Day

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - Two people have died in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer cab in Spartanburg County.

Across South Carolina

Bill allows coverage for small businesses
U.S. Rep. John Barrow is co-sponsoring a bill that would give small businesses leverage in purchasing health insurance for their employees.

Relief rules to get review

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

Augusta soldier is killed in Iraq

Health officials show child safety to parents
Nate Moorman treats a sample car seat like a petite dance partner, twirling it around proudly to display features on each side of the plastic contraption:

Georgia religious group looks to organize chapters statewide

Across Georgia
COLLEGE PARK - Police shot and killed a man they say forced his way into a church, refused to leave and became combative.

The week ahead

Relief rules to get review
AIKEN - After about 15 years of service at Savannah River Site, Bobby Bragg left with infected lungs and unpaid medical bills.

Columbia County educator, former substitute indicted
Billy Fray Cleveland, a former Columbia County substitute teacher, was indicted today by a special grand jury on seven counts of child molestation.

Augusta soldier is killed in Iraq
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - In just under a week, a single infantry platoon in the 48th Brigade Combat Team has lost about a quarter of its men - including two from the Augusta area.

Rants and Raves
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Substitute is indicted on molestation charges
Billy Fray Cleveland, a former Columbia County substitute teacher, was indicted by a grand jury Monday on seven counts of child molestation.

Richmond County deputy killed in Iraq

Five questions with Tracie Parker
Tracie Parker, the development director of the Salvation Army, spoke about the Salvation Army's summer auto auction, to held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army shelter, 1384 Greene St. All vehicles will be sold at absolute auction, rain or shine. A $5 registration fee is required to bid. For information, call 826-7933.

Ft. Gordon a welcome change for commander

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Teacher taps into years in medicine

Teacher taps into years in medicine
For Willa Mitchell, education and health care have long been inseparable. And she can't seem to leave them behind.

Across South Carolina

Train hits ice cream truck
A truck driver was injured, but no one else was hurt in a Monday afternoon crash that left pounds of ice cream melting in the heat and closed down a railroad route for a few hours.

Coalition gangs up to press railroads

Court says sludge suit stays
Georgia's Court of Appeals refused to reconsider its partial reinstatement of a Richmond County family's lawsuit claiming dairy cattle and land were poisoned by Augusta's sewage sludge.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Zh'Aakiyah Can'Tresa Hill, 1, of Augusta.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the southeast
CALVERT CITY, KY. - Two Georgia residents have died in a three-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 24.

Drug-ring suspect given life in prison
AIKEN - A third man in an Aiken County drug ring was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Monday for his involvement in the drug-related murder of a police informant, authorities said.

Preacher's hope is to inspire at Mega Fest
ATLANTA - Bishop T.D. Jakes, the fiery preacher who leads one of the largest spiritual gatherings in the country, hopes this year's Mega Fest will draw an even larger and younger crowd.

Feud forms on federal licensing for farriers

Georgia religious group looks to organize chapters statewide
BETHLEHEM, Ga. - Now that a federal lawsuit over a Ten Commandments display in the Barrow County courthouse has been settled, the group that helped raise funds for the county's legal fight is going back to its roots.

Pessimism takes hold of SRS workers

Athens police hope cameras will help stop crimes
ATHENS, Ga. - Two men shake hands and part ways on East Clayton Street. A young woman is carried piggyback across North Lumpkin Street. A pair of buddies walk along Broad Street with arms draped over each other's shoulders.

From poker to prayer

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From poker to prayer
MITFORD, S.C. - The dust from the gravel parking lots has settled, the cigarette smoke has long since escaped and the neon signs no longer draw attention to the Magic Mall. The work of the Lord is now being done inside the building that once was a video-poker parlor.

Idea of interstate through the South meets opposition
TIGER, Ga. - As the story here goes, a city boy in a Cadillac one day drove up to a gaggle of kids and asked incredulously how their families managed to scrape together a living in this remote mountain town.

Idea of interstate through the South meets opposition
TIGER, Ga. - As the story here goes, a city boy in a Cadillac one day drove up to a gaggle of kids and asked incredulously how their families managed to scrape together a living in this remote mountain town.

Feud forms on federal licensing for farriers
A movement is afoot to bring changes to a centuries-old profession.

The week ahead
You know what makes a good basketball game even better? Trash talkers. They could be commentators, fans, referees or coaches, but it's best when they're players. You've got to love them! Knowing it's all done in jest, these instigators keep the rivalry good and make the game.

College takes on cerebral subject
Jennifer Salgado is forging ahead into a hot field that attracts its share of controversy. The former Georgia Tech neuroengineering student is diving into the brain as one of four students in the new neuroscience doctoral program at Medical College of Georgia.

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Five questions with Tracie Parker
Tracie Parker, the development director of the Salvation Army, spoke about the Salvation Army's summer auto auction, to held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army shelter, 1384 Greene St. All vehicles will be sold at absolute auction, rain or shine. A $5 registration fee is required to bid. For information, call 826-7933.

Athens police hope cameras will help stop crimes
ATHENS, Ga. - Two men shake hands and part ways on East Clayton Street. A young woman is carried piggyback across North Lumpkin Street. A pair of buddies walk along Broad Street with arms draped over each other's shoulders.

Court says sludge suit stays

Georgia religious group looks to organize chapters statewide
BETHLEHEM, Ga. - Now that a federal lawsuit over a Ten Commandments display in the Barrow County courthouse has been settled, the group that helped raise funds for the county's legal fight is going back to its roots.

College takes on cerebral subject
Jennifer Salgado is forging ahead into a hot field that attracts its share of controversy. The former Georgia Tech neuroengineering student is diving into the brain as one of four students in the new neuroscience doctoral program at Medical College of Georgia.

Judge begins sorting status of court cases
The Superior Court judge who propelled a new way of conducting court business in the Augusta area is the first judge to tackle his load of assigned cases.

Feud forms on federal licensing for farriers
A movement is afoot to bring changes to a centuries-old profession.

Ft. Gordon a welcome change for commander
Outside Brig. Gen. Randolph Strong's office, there's a set of photographs showing Fort Gordon's chain of command.

After-school job more than just a paycheck
As I was paying for my groceries recently at the supermarket, the young cashier had trouble figuring out my change. She explained that she didn't really know math.

After-school job more than just a paycheck
As I was paying for my groceries recently at the supermarket, the young cashier had trouble figuring out my change. She explained that she didn't really know math.

'Wedding Crashers' takes box-office cake

'Wedding Crashers' takes box-office cake
LOS ANGELES - Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn caught the box-office bouquet as their comedy "Wedding Crashers" pulled a switch with a $20.5 million weekend, becoming the No. 1 movie after two weekends in second place.

'Wedding Crashers' takes box-office cake
LOS ANGELES - Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn caught the box-office bouquet as their comedy "Wedding Crashers" pulled a switch with a $20.5 million weekend, becoming the No. 1 movie after two weekends in second place.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Q&A: Chester "Lyfe' Jennings on life, emotions, music
NEW YORK - Lyfe doesn't want this story to be all about prison. But it's hard to ignore the man formerly known as Chester Jennings' unusual road to success.

Q&A: Chester "Lyfe' Jennings on life, emotions, music

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected music reviews: Faith Hill, "Fireflies "(Warner Brothers Records)

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected music reviews:\r\nFaith Hill, "Fireflies "(Warner Brothers Records)

Q&A: Chester "Lyfe' Jennings on life, emotions, music
NEW YORK - Lyfe doesn't want this story to be all about prison. But it's hard to ignore the man formerly known as Chester Jennings' unusual road to success.

Herta gets first win of season at Michigan

Legge gets third victory of season
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Katherine Legge is becoming a real force in the Toyota Atlantic Series.

Herta gets first win of season at Michigan
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Bryan Herta has piled up plenty of poles, but on Sunday he picked up his first IndyCar Series victory of the season.

Herta gets first win of season at Michigan
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Bryan Herta has piled up plenty of poles, but on Sunday he picked up his first IndyCar Series victory of the season.

Raikkonen wins Hungarian GP
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Midway through the blistering Hungarian Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen pulled his mercurial McLaren race car into pit row.

Raikkonen wins Hungarian GP
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Midway through the blistering Hungarian Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen pulled his mercurial McLaren race car into pit row.

Raikkonen wins Hungarian GP

Hawks, Suns close to Johnson trade

Hawks, Suns close to Johnson trade
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns are close to completing a deal that would send guard Joe Johnson to the Hawks in a sign-and-trade deal, according to reports in Phoenix and Atlanta.

Hawks, Suns close to Johnson trade
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns are close to completing a deal that would send guard Joe Johnson to the Hawks in a sign-and-trade deal, according to reports in Phoenix and Atlanta.

Panthers to retire Mills' No. 51

Falcons sign White to five-year deal

In a league of their own, women tackle football

Hall's return gives Falcons bright future

Morgan, Witherspoon both trying for new contracts

Williamson signs with Minnesota

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Mr. Lee Roy Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Gerald Baggett    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mr. Grady Hawthorne    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Cunningahm    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Veronica Bailey    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. G. Dennis Williams    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Griffin    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. George B. Dicks, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Jessie M. Hatcher    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph L. Thomas, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. David H. Hutto    (OLAR, S.C.)

Mr. Lee Roy Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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Mr. John M. Lyons    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

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Mrs. Edna Riley Packer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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Joseph Sprague    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Stanley    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin A. Eggers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph L. Thomas, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Davis    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. R. Vernon Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Charles Ainsworth    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Mrs. Gertrude Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Charles Odell Prince (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles T. Crump (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Baggett (MILLEN, Ga.)

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Mrs. Edna Riley Packer (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie M. Hatcher (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. George B. Dicks, Sr. (AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. G. Dennis Williams (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Randy Lee Seigler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. John M. Lyons (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Stanley (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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Overtime

Clijsters beats Williams for Bank of the West title

Hearns wants to go forward despite shaky win

Overtime

Overtime
In Stanford, Calif., Kim Clijsters broke serve six times and took advantage of Venus Williams' erratic game to beat the Wimbledon champion 7-5, 6-2 for the Bank of the West Classic title Sunday.

Clijsters beats Williams for Bank of the West title
STANFORD, Calif. - Kim Clijsters broke serve six times and took advantage of Venus Williams' erratic game to beat the Wimbledon champion 7-5, 6-2 for the Bank of the West Classic title Sunday.

Hearns wants to go forward despite shaky win
DETROIT - A number of people have urged the Hitman to stop hitting.

Clijsters beats Williams for Bank of the West title
STANFORD, Calif. - Kim Clijsters broke serve six times and took advantage of Venus Williams' erratic game to beat the Wimbledon champion 7-5, 6-2 for the Bank of the West Classic title Sunday.

Overtime
In Stanford, Calif., Kim Clijsters broke serve six times and took advantage of Venus Williams' erratic game to beat the Wimbledon champion 7-5, 6-2 for the Bank of the West Classic title Sunday.

Overtime
The San Francisco Giants announced Monday that they promoted Augusta GreenJackets catcher Steve Holm to Double-A Norwich.

Overtime
The San Francisco Giants announced Monday that they promoted Augusta GreenJackets catcher Steve Holm to Double-A Norwich.

Hearns wants to go forward despite shaky win
DETROIT - A number of people have urged the Hitman to stop hitting.

Falcons sign White to five-year deal
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons signed first-round draft pick Roddy White to a five-year deal on Sunday.

Williamson signs with Minnesota
Troy Williamson officially became a Minnesota Viking on Monday afternoon.

Panthers to retire Mills' No. 51
PARTANBURG, S.C. - The Carolina Panthers will honor the late Sam Mills by retiring his No. 51 at halftime of their Aug. 13 preseason game.

In a league of their own, women tackle football
ATLANTA - Sue Cackowski makes a living cracking bones. On weekdays, she runs a chiropractic clinic. On weekends, she gets tackled by 200-pound defensive linemen, er, linewomen.

Hall's return gives Falcons bright future
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - DeAngelo Hall couldn't believe how quickly Roddy White fooled him into turning the wrong way.

In a league of their own, women tackle football
ATLANTA - Sue Cackowski makes a living cracking bones. On weekdays, she runs a chiropractic clinic. On weekends, she gets tackled by 200-pound defensive linemen, er, linewomen.

Morgan, Witherspoon both trying for new contracts
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Carolina linebackers Dan Morgan and Will Witherspoon both said Sunday that contract talks with the Panthers are slowly progressing. Witherspoon wants his deal done before the season begins, but Morgan isn't in as big a hurry.

Morgan, Witherspoon both trying for new contracts
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Carolina linebackers Dan Morgan and Will Witherspoon both said Sunday that contract talks with the Panthers are slowly progressing. Witherspoon wants his deal done before the season begins, but Morgan isn't in as big a hurry.

Falcons sign White to five-year deal
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons signed first-round draft pick Roddy White to a five-year deal on Sunday.

Williamson signs with Minnesota
Troy Williamson officially became a Minnesota Viking on Monday afternoon.

Panthers to retire Mills' No. 51
PARTANBURG, S.C. - The Carolina Panthers will honor the late Sam Mills by retiring his No. 51 at halftime of their Aug. 13 preseason game.

Hall's return gives Falcons bright future
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - DeAngelo Hall couldn't believe how quickly Roddy White fooled him into turning the wrong way.

Pope hails IRA disarmament decision as 'beautiful news'
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy - Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday hailed the Irish Republican Army's decision to disarm as "beautiful news" and urged all to work for a lasting peace after decades of bloodshed against British rule in Northern Ireland.

Pope hails IRA disarmament decision as 'beautiful news'
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy - Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday hailed the Irish Republican Army's decision to disarm as "beautiful news" and urged all to work for a lasting peace after decades of bloodshed against British rule in Northern Ireland.

Al Gore's Current TV debuts on Monday
NEW YORK - Much of the talk around Al Gore's new Current TV network has been broadly philosophical, like the former vice president's statement that "we want to be the television home page for the Internet generation."

Al Gore's Current TV debuts on Monday

Al Gore's Current TV debuts on Monday
NEW YORK - Much of the talk around Al Gore's new Current TV network has been broadly philosophical, like the former vice president's statement that "we want to be the television home page for the Internet generation."

TNT's 'Wanted' aims beyond usual suspects
LOS ANGELES - Wanted: a distinctive cop show. In a summer of usual suspects, Jorge Zamacona is on the case.

TNT's 'Wanted' aims beyond usual suspects

TNT's 'Wanted' aims beyond usual suspects
LOS ANGELES - Wanted: a distinctive cop show. In a summer of usual suspects, Jorge Zamacona is on the case.

MTV makeover show pimps out mobile homes

MTV makeover show pimps out mobile homes
PITTSGROVE, N.J. - Brooks Buford is standing on a ladder in a driveway in the Harding Woods mobile home park screaming, "Time's up! We're all going to die!"

MTV makeover show pimps out mobile homes
PITTSGROVE, N.J. - Brooks Buford is standing on a ladder in a driveway in the Harding Woods mobile home park screaming, "Time's up! We're all going to die!"

People in the News

Luke's light saber brings $200,600 at auction

People in the News

Lauren Bacall criticizes 'vulgar' Tom Cruise

Imports bolster Bulldogs' talent
ATHENS, Ga. - Days before Georgia begins early football practice for the upcoming season, the Bulldogs bolstered their roster for 2006 and beyond.

Popularity of Internet blogs spurs debate on healthy use
Behold the infinite: the Internet. During the past decade or so, this system of sharing data has come to earn its place with such "necessities" as the telephone and the automobile.

Yes, high school is different, but freshmen need not worry
It's hard to believe that just a year ago I was a nervous wreck.

Question of the week

Yes, high school is different, but freshmen need not worry

Question of the week
Should you be fined or jailed if you miss excessive amounts of school?

Xtreme calendar

Decision to abstain from sex is smart

Yes, high school is different, but freshmen need not worry
It's hard to believe that just a year ago I was a nervous wreck.

Audio best

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

Group wants teens to turn off their PC for a week

Xtreme calendar
TodaySHARE A HAIRCUT campaign will run through Aug. 15 at Augusta Hair Cuttery locations. For each haircut purchased, nonprofit organizations donate a free haircut to an underprivileged child.

Popularity of Internet blogs spurs debate on healthy use

Group wants teens to turn off their PC for a week
You can find anything online, including nearly nine out of 10 teenagers, according to a recent survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Question of the week
Should you be fined or jailed if you miss excessive amounts of school?

The 4-1-1
The Offspring is back for the last time with the release of its Greatest Hits album. For nearly a decade, The Offspring has been delighting our ears, eyes and minds with its original and comical punk rock. This smashing compilation includes the best of the best songs from all its albums.

Group wants teens to turn off their PC for a week
You can find anything online, including nearly nine out of 10 teenagers, according to a recent survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Xtreme calendar
Today SHARE A HAIRCUT campaign will run through Aug. 15 at Augusta Hair Cuttery locations. For each haircut purchased, nonprofit organizations donate a free haircut to an underprivileged child.

Decision to abstain from sex is smart
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend and I have been going out for about four months, and we are both really in love. We are both virgins, and the other night he asked me when we are going to have sex, but I didn't know how to respond, so I said I didn't know.

Popularity of Internet blogs spurs debate on healthy use
Behold the infinite: the Internet. During the past decade or so, this system of sharing data has come to earn its place with such "necessities" as the telephone and the automobile.

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

Decision to abstain from sex is smart
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My boyfriend and I have been going out for about four months, and we are both really in love. We are both virgins, and the other night he asked me when we are going to have sex, but I didn't know how to respond, so I said I didn't know.

Hurricanes growing more fierce because of global warming

Pope hails IRA disarmament decision as 'beautiful news'