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

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
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

Family proved role of great-uncle is serious business

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

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

Braves' Farnsworth gets warm welcome

Duke hazardous to Atlanta win streak

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.

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.

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

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.

Furcal powers Atlanta victory

Braves add Farnsworth to pen

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

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.

Vermont could see wind power project

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.

Chinese pirates hawk Harry Potter

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

Women gaining among ranks of U.S. utility regulators

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Dove ads feature 'real' women

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."

Cleaning up a reputation for pestering pop-ups

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.

Empty box fills with tools

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.

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
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.

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.

Online audio book leader keeps building

Nasdaq, S&P 500 climb despite record oil prices

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. .

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
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.

Keep hope alive

Fighting eminent domain

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.' "

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.

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

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.' "

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.

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

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

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
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.

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.

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.

VanDam wins Bassmaster Classic

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

Singh wins Buick Open by four shots

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.

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

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.

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
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.

Jang gets victory at Women's British Open

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

It was correct to A-bomb Japan

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

Let Japan ask for U.S. forgiveness

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

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

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

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

Columbia County doesn't need arena

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

Do something about Social Security

Health and fitness calendar

Living briefs

Tech bits: Shuttle launch, VoIP encryption and more

School cafeterias prepare for first day of meals

First ThinkPad tablet gets it right and sleek

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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.

Richmond County deputy killed in Iraq

Court says sludge suit stays

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

Judge begins sorting status of court cases

Feud forms on federal licensing for farriers

Train hits ice cream truck

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina

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.

Health officials show child safety to parents

Burn center imports patients from other states

Across the area

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.

Relief rules to get review

Five questions with Tracie Parker

Substitute is indicted on molestation charges

Ft. Gordon a welcome change for commander

Augusta soldier is killed in Iraq

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

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

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.

Man killed in early morning mobile home fire

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.

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.

Pessimism takes hold of SRS workers

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.

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:

Idea of interstate through the South meets opposition

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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.

Agencies work on policy to limit switching schools

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

Teacher taps into years in medicine

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

Kid of the Day

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Coalition gangs up to press railroads

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.

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

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.

The week ahead

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

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

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Growth benefits others in area

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

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

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.

Across Georgia

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

From poker to prayer

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.

College takes on cerebral subject

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

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 the southeast

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.

Preacher's hope is to inspire at Mega Fest

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.

Across the area

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.

Athens police hope cameras will help stop crimes

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.

Teens lead officers in car chase

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

Georgia religious group looks to organize chapters statewide

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

'Wedding Crashers' takes box-office cake

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Selected music reviews: Faith 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.

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

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Falcons sign White to five-year deal

Morgan, Witherspoon both trying for new contracts

Panthers to retire Mills' No. 51

In a league of their own, women tackle football

Williamson signs with Minnesota

Hall's return gives Falcons bright future

Mrs. Gertrude Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)

LTC Alfred B. Nichols, Jr.    (USAF, Ret.) NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Veronica Bailey    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Debra M. Quarles    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lovenia Quarles    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lee Roy Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Karen Louise Smith    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. William I. Samuels    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Lamar Hudson    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marvin Helton, Sr.    (PIQUA, OH)

Mr. Joel Williams    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Rosa Peal Lee    (BURNETT, Ga.)

Ms. Adria Leah Clark    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John M. Lyons    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Baggett    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow    (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

Mrs. Veronica Bailey    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Grady Hawthorne    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Joseph Sprague    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Charles T. Crump    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sandra Cunningahm    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David H. Hutto    (OLAR, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Helton, Sr.    (PIQUA, OH)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David H. Hutto    (OLAR, S.C.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Young    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. R. Vernon Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Michelle Martin    (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Helen Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Fred Horace Philpott    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Williams    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William I. Samuels    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lovenia Quarles    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Young    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow    (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Edna Riley Packer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Karen Louise Smith    (HAMPTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Michelle Martin    (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Fred Horace Philpott    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lee Roy Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Debra M. Quarles    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

LTC Alfred B. Nichols, Jr.    (USAF, Ret.) NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. John M. Lyons    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Peal Lee    (BURNETT, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Edna Riley Packer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Adria Leah Clark    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Joseph Sprague    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Lamar Hudson    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Grady Hawthorne    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. R. Vernon Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Charles T. Crump    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sandra Cunningahm    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Gerald Baggett    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Peal Lee (BURNETT, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Riley Packer (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Joseph Sprague (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Lamb (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Minnie H. Sullivan (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Gerald Baggett (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Joel Williams (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

LTC Alfred B. Nichols, Jr. (USAF, Ret.) NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. David H. Hutto (OLAR, S.C.)

Mrs. Gertrude Pope (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Marvin Helton, Sr. (PIQUA, OH)

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

Mrs. Sandra Cunningahm (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Horace Philpott (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. William I. Samuels (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Ms. Debra M. Quarles (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. Grady Hawthorne (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Lamar Hudson (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Adria Leah Clark (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Bryant (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mary Lamb (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Lovenia Quarles (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Karen Louise Smith (HAMPTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Luther Bryant (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. R. Vernon Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Michelle Martin (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

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

Mr. James Young (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lee Roy Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Veronica Bailey (AIKEN, S.C.)

Overtime

Overtime

Clijsters beats Williams for Bank of the West title

Hearns wants to go forward despite shaky win

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
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Al Gore's Current TV debuts on Monday

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!"

TNT's 'Wanted' aims beyond usual suspects

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."

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!"

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.

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

People in the News

Lauren Bacall criticizes 'vulgar' Tom Cruise

People in the News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Question of the week

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

Xtreme calendar

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

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.

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.

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.

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.):

Audio best

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.

Popularity of Internet blogs spurs debate on healthy use

Decision to abstain from sex is smart

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.

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.

Hurricanes growing more fierce because of global warming

Pope hails IRA disarmament decision as 'beautiful news'