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

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

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

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.

Family proved role of great-uncle is serious business

Braves' Farnsworth gets warm welcome

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

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

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
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.

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

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

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

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dove ads feature 'real' women

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

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.

Online audio book leader keeps building

Women gaining among ranks of U.S. utility regulators

Cleaning up a reputation for pestering pop-ups

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

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Ask Jeeves creates its own ad network

Chinese pirates hawk Harry Potter

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

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.

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. .

Saying no to health 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.' "

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

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."

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
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
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.

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.

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
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
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.

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
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.

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.

Hensby wins Scandinavian Masters

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Columbia County doesn't need arena

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

Keep the heat on misguided priest

Let Japan ask for U.S. forgiveness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Health and fitness calendar

Tech bits: Shuttle launch, VoIP encryption and more

Living briefs

First ThinkPad tablet gets it right and sleek

School cafeterias prepare for first day of meals

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Augusta soldier is killed in Iraq

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.

Across Georgia

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Burn center imports patients from other states

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

College takes on cerebral subject

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.

Teacher taps into years in medicine

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.

Ft. Gordon a welcome change for commander

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 area

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

Idea of interstate through the South meets opposition

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

Agencies work on policy to limit switching schools

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.

Richmond County deputy killed in Iraq

Growth benefits others in area

From poker to prayer

Athens police hope cameras will help stop crimes

Pessimism takes hold of SRS workers

Judge begins sorting status of court cases

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Man killed in early morning mobile home fire

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.

News you can use

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.

Georgia religious group looks to organize chapters statewide

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

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

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.

Court says sludge suit stays

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

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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

Preacher's hope is to inspire at Mega Fest

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.

Coalition gangs up to press railroads

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 gov¤ern¤ment leaders are forming a coalition that they hope will force railroad companies to work more cooperatively with local communities.

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

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

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

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

Health officials show child safety to parents

Kid of the Day

Relief rules to get review

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.

Substitute is indicted on molestation charges

Feud forms on federal licensing for farriers

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Five questions with Tracie Parker

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

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 southeast

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.

Teens lead officers in car chase

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

Columbia County educator, former substitute indicted

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:

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Across the area

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

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.

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.

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:

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.

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
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
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:\r\nFaith Hill, "Fireflies "(Warner Brothers Records)

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

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

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

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.

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.

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.

In a league of their own, women tackle football

Falcons sign White to five-year deal

Hall's return gives Falcons bright future

Williamson signs with Minnesota

Panthers to retire Mills' No. 51

Morgan, Witherspoon both trying for new contracts

Mr. R. Vernon Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Adria Leah Clark    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Grady Hawthorne    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. John M. Lyons    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lovenia Quarles    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Adria Leah Clark    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Lee Roy Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Young    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John M. Lyons    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

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

Mr. Grady Hawthorne    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Gerald Baggett    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Lamar Hudson    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Veronica Bailey    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Gertrude Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Charles T. Crump    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sandra Cunningahm    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Young    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Marvin Helton, Sr.    (PIQUA, OH)

Mr. Jerry Lamar Hudson    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. David H. Hutto    (OLAR, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow    (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Fred Horace Philpott    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Gerald Baggett    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Peal Lee    (BURNETT, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Edna Riley Packer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Lee Roy Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joseph Sprague    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. R. Vernon Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles T. Crump    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Cunningahm    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Veronica Bailey    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lovenia Quarles    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gertrude Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin Helton, Sr.    (PIQUA, OH)

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow    (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

Mr. David H. Hutto    (OLAR, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mary Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Horace Philpott    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Rosa Peal Lee    (BURNETT, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Riley Packer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Joseph Sprague    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Joseph Sprague (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jerry Lamar Hudson (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Baggett (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lovenia Quarles (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Rosa Peal Lee (BURNETT, Ga.)

Mr. James Young (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lee Roy Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

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

Mr. Fred Horace Philpott (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sandra Cunningahm (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Grady Hawthorne (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Edna Riley Packer (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Overtime

Clijsters beats Williams for Bank of the West title

Overtime

Hearns wants to go forward despite shaky win

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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!"

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
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.

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.

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

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?

Audio best

Decision to abstain from sex is smart

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

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.):

Question of the 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.

Xtreme calendar

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.

Popularity of Internet blogs spurs debate on healthy use

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hurricanes growing more fierce because of global warming

Pope hails IRA disarmament decision as 'beautiful news'