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.

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

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.

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.

Family proved role of great-uncle is serious business

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

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

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

Furcal powers Atlanta victory

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

Braves add Farnsworth to pen

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

Duke hazardous to Atlanta win streak

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nasdaq, S&P 500 climb despite record oil prices

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

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.

Vermont could see wind power project

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.

Online audio book leader keeps building

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

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

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."

Ask Jeeves creates its own ad network

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

Chinese pirates hawk Harry Potter

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.

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. .

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.' "

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.

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.

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

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

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

VanDam wins Bassmaster Classic
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

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.

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.

Singh wins Buick Open by four shots

Hensby wins Scandinavian Masters

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

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

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
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.

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.

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

Let Japan ask for U.S. forgiveness
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

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

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

It was correct to A-bomb Japan

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 ...

Columbia County doesn't need arena

Do something about Social Security

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

Do something about Social Security
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

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

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

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

Do something about Social Security
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

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

First ThinkPad tablet gets it right and sleek

Health and fitness calendar

School cafeterias prepare for first day of meals

Living briefs

Tech bits: Shuttle launch, VoIP encryption and more

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.

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.

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

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

Pessimism takes hold of SRS workers

News you can use

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

Train hits ice cream truck

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.

Growth benefits others in area

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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:

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

Across South Carolina

Man killed in early morning mobile home fire

Across the area

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.

College takes on cerebral subject

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.

Idea of interstate through the South meets opposition

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.

Ft. Gordon a welcome change for commander

Feud forms on federal licensing for farriers

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.

From poker to prayer

The week ahead

Richmond County deputy killed in Iraq

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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 the area

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Georgia religious group looks to organize chapters statewide

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.

Judge begins sorting status of court cases

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.

Court says sludge suit stays

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

Burn center imports patients from other states

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Health officials show child safety to parents

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

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 Georgia

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.

Kid of the Day

Relief rules to get review

Teens lead officers in car chase

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.

Five questions with Tracie Parker

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Kid of the Day

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

Columbia County educator, former substitute indicted

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across the southeast

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:

Athens police hope cameras will help stop crimes

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.

Coalition gangs up to press railroads

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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.

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

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

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:

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.

Substitute is indicted on molestation charges

Augusta soldier is killed in Iraq

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

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.

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.

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Morgan, Witherspoon both trying for new contracts

Williamson signs with Minnesota

In a league of their own, women tackle football

Panthers to retire Mills' No. 51

Falcons sign White to five-year deal

Hall's return gives Falcons bright future

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Helen Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John M. Lyons    (MITCHELL, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Lamar Hudson    (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Young    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Sandra Cunningahm    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. David H. Hutto    (OLAR, S.C.)

Mr. Charles T. Crump    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Riley Packer    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow    (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

Ms. Adria Leah Clark    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Fara Padgett    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Grady Hawthorne    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Gerald Baggett    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lovenia Quarles    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Horace Philpott    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Lee Roy Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Veronica Bailey    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Gerald Baggett    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marvin Helton, Sr.    (PIQUA, OH)

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

Mrs. Mary Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Rosa Peal Lee    (BURNETT, Ga.)

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

Joseph Sprague    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Helen Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Fred Horace Philpott    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Bryant    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Gertrude Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. R. Vernon Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow    (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Veronica Bailey    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Helton, Sr.    (PIQUA, OH)

Mr. James Young    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. David H. Hutto    (OLAR, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mary Lamb    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lee Roy Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Randy Lee Seigler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, 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.)

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

Mr. Grady Hawthorne    (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jimmy Hadden    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. R. Vernon Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles T. Crump    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sandra Cunningahm    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lovenia Quarles    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Fred Horace Philpott (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Edna Riley Packer (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Gerald Baggett (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Schnuck (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Young (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Hawthorne (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Rosa Peal Lee (BURNETT, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lovenia Quarles (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Joseph Sprague (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Annie Lee Reynolds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Dunbar (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Jerry Lamar Hudson (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Hadden (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Lee Roy Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sgt. James Ondra Kinlow (BAGHDAD, Iraq)

Mrs. Sandra Cunningahm (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

Hearns wants to go forward despite shaky win

Clijsters beats Williams for Bank of the West title

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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
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.

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
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!"

TNT's 'Wanted' aims beyond usual suspects

People in the News

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

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.

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

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

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

Xtreme calendar

Decision to abstain from sex is smart

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.

Audio best

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

Group wants teens to turn off their PC for a week

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

Popularity of Internet blogs spurs debate on healthy use

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Audio best
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.):

Hurricanes growing more fierce because of global warming

Pope hails IRA disarmament decision as 'beautiful news'

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